About J

As a former futures trader at Chicago's Mercantile Exchange and Board of Trade, J is intimately familiar with the importance of pricing an asset. "There were many times where a matter of seconds would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Needing to understand the market's behavior and pricing was key to having a successful career. It's no different in real estate." Maggio credits his trading acumen where he honed his analytical skills, and his degree in Finance from The University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana to his success as an agent. Over the past two years, the majority of his listings have sold in their first week on the market for their asking price or more.

J enjoys being a real estate "counselor" for his clients, helping them to understand everything there is to know about the buying and selling process, and to feel comfortable with the emotional and financial undertones that go with it. His natural ability to advise and guide people to success over the years, even in the worst-performing markets, is a testament to the experience, knowledge and dedication that make him stand out among his peers. It's no surprise then that in his many years in real estate, J has ranked among the Chicago Association of Realtors' Top Producers and been honored as an @properties Road to Rolex recipient. He has also advanced in his industry earning such prestigious designations as Accredited Buyers Rep (ABR), Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE) and Short Sale Foreclosure Resource (SFR).

While he is proud of these accomplishments, what means the most to J is that his business is built almost entirely on referrals. "Buying and selling a home is an extremely emotional undertaking - one that I've experienced personally, so I can relate to it well. Many clients have become good friends over the years." This is also evident by the attendance at his client appreciation events. In July, he'll be hosting a "Family Day at the Races" at Arlington National Racetrack.

J began his real estate career in 2010 with a focus on Chicago's downtown neighborhoods. As his clients' families grew and started leaving for the burbs, he expanded his focus to include the Western suburbs where he also specializes. His diverse clientele ranges from first-time buyers to sellers and investors of single-family homes, condos and multi-unit properties. "Our role as agents is not about opening doors and showing houses; it's about educating our clients on the right type of home and neighborhood that fits their needs. I enjoy the challenge of finding that perfect match." They genuinely appreciate his unfiltered, honest assessments and opinions that inspire the most informed, confident real estate decisions.

J lives in the western suburbs with his beautiful supportive wife and their four amazing children that include two-month-old twins. Having recently built their new home has given him even greater insight on the design/build process of new construction. J believes in treating everyone like family, as he does in giving back to others through involvement with charitable causes like One Tail at a Time and Charles Tillman's Cornerstone Foundation.


2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Chicago Association of Realtors®  Top Producer 2015 @properties Road to the Rolex Recipient 
SFR® - Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource CNE® - Certified Negotiation Expert ABR® Accredited Buyer Representative 


* Under contract an average of 90 days faster than the market average in Chicago * Net more than 5% over the market average 
* Closing price netted my sellers an average of $16,000 more than the market average


Current Listings

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We purchased our first home over the holidays, and it ended up being a very competitive situation - with J's help we were able to get a home that we love. J helped us through every step, letting us know what documentation we needed when, and how everything would work. Through all of the homes we viewed, we felt confident that J knew the right questions to ask, and red flags to look for. We knew he had our back and wanted to make sure we got the best home possible.

Mike & Erika - West Loop

J did an excellent job selling my condo. We received 10 offers the first week and closed for 20% over list price! He knows the market extremely well and is very passionate about his work. He keeps you informed and updated throughout the entire process. I could not have been happier in selecting J to sell my property. I highly recommend J.

Doug - Logan Square

Knowledgeable. Trust worthy. Responsive. Helped us find the home that matched our needs. We will recommend J to anyone. We will always use him for any real estate needs.

Brian & Jenn - Elmhurst