Michael Vrielink Managing Broker
401 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Michael Vrielink – Bio
Top Producer ® Chicago Realtor ® Michael Vrielink is regarded as one of the leading brokers for residential real estate transaction in the Chicago’s downtown and lakefront neighborhoods. Michael founded Chicago Real Estate Artists LLC in 2011 – a niche real estate brokerage that provides exceptional service at lower costs for buyers, sellers, renters, landlords and investors. Since 2011 Chicago Real Estate Artists has maintained a position among the top 1% of Realtors in Chicago.
Michael was ZipRealty Chicago’s #1 agent from 2008 to 2011, and during that time was distinguished as a Five Star Professional ® by Chicago Magazine, awarded three consecutive Top Producer ® awards from the Chicago Association of Realtors and maintained a third party verified 100% completely satisfied closed client rating.
Michael’s real estate career started in Shanghai, China where he worked as a relocations and residential property director for Shanghaifinder, ChinaReloSH and Shanghai Properties.
Prior to his career in real estate Michael performed as the principal trumpet of the Shanghai Philharmonic and section member of other orchestras throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Michael’s under graduate, graduate, and post graduate studies were completed at The University of Rochester (BM), UCLA, the Curtis Institute of Music and the Interlochen Arts Academy.
Born in Canada to Dutch parents, Michael is conversant in Mandarin, French and Dutch. Michael is also the co-founder of Realty Backed Investments LLC.
"There are 3 important things make a great real estate agent:
· Knowledgeable of the market so he can identify the best value properties meeting client’s needs and get the property for the client among other bids.
· Understand the complexity and process of purchase especially for foreclosure and short sales so the client is protected and prepared every step on the way.
· Excellent with people and has a network of experts (i.e. attorney, financing options etc.) to assist the client in closing the deal fast and properly.
Michael is just this kind of agent. We truly enjoyed working with him buying a fore closure condo in the heart of Downtown Chicago. First of all, Michael identified options meeting our needs in just 2 weeks due to his expertise in the downtown Chicago market; provided us excellent perspectives and advices so we did not lose out in the bidding process; leveraged his network of experts to enable us to quickly get all the paperwork and preparation in place to close. It took us only 2 months to close on a foreclosure and we were supported every step on the way with top notch service and expert advice. Michael is the best agent we have ever worked with!"
Jackie W. 12/30/2011 10 E Ontario, Chicago IL 60611
""Michael is not only a great agent but also a terrific person. He has an easy going personality but was diligent in addressing our needs and ensuring we got the best deal possible. He also directed us to a broker, lawyer, and inspector, all of whom turned out to be exceptional people with whom to work.""
Beverly T 2011 Lakeview townhome buyer
""Michael was the most completely professional realtor I have ever worked with. His knowledge of the area, and candid answers to my questions, made it such a pleasure doing business with him. I valued the experience.""
John C. South Loop Buyer
""Michael was great. He was obviously knowledgeable of the local market and offered good insights. He was very responsive and worked hard behind the scenes to make sure things were taken care of. Highly recommended.""
Chicago buyer Lakeview Buyer
""Michael was an amazing realtor! He was so on top of things, honest and we really felt we had someone with tons of experience looking out for us. If true honesty, integrity, sincerity and complete professionalism is what you are looking for, you could not find anyone better than Michael.""
Susan T North Center Buyer
""Michael was amazing! Friendly, professional, uber-responsive, incredibly prompt, knowledgeable...there just aren't enough adjectives. As a first-time home buyer, I had a lot of questions, and even more that I didn't even know to ask, but Michael anticipated my every need and made the process (from day 1 to closing) truly enjoyable.""
Emily D. 2011 Lincoln Park buyer
""We stumbled upon Michael and repeatedly told him how lucky we felt that we had done so! As first-time buyers, we were naive about everything but wanted to make sure we got a good deal - Michael routinely sent us information via email to answer our questions, provided data on nearby properties and condos, and sent us references for contacts who could offer other services we required. I doubt we would have found a place that fit us so well in so little time without Michael's assistance.""
Tracy G River North Buyer