"Having Mike Long sell our property recently was akin to asking a lifelong friend to do the due diligence to complete the sale. Mike's relaxed, no pressure style set the tone for the entire process. While being exceedingly knowledgeable about the current market and past industry history, Mike was always open to suggestions, comments, and questions. His comprehensive approach to the transaction, including his recommendations for service providers that are part of the marketing and legal team, guarantees a seamless sale experience.
We would not hesitate to recommend Mike's services or use him again if/when the opportunity presented itself."
Diana & Manny Santos Woodridge (Seller) Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:44:24 +1000
"Mike cleaned up a family mess. I wish I would have used him from the beginning"
ed bodmer Lisle (Seller) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:24:51 +1000
"Mike was great! He was always on time, well prepared, and conscience of our needs. He worked hard to sell our home. We initially chose Mike over the other 3 realtors we interviewed, not because he gave us the highest listing price, but because he was honest, straight forward and had knowledge and data to back up his numbers. Throughout the listing, showings, negotiations, and sale of our home he stayed true to these qualities that made us choose him in the first place. It was a pleasure to work with Mike."
Mary Frank (Seller) Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:26:54 +1000
"If you are looking for an agent to help you sell your home or buy a new home, Mike Long is the agent to use. Mike is professional, intelligent and knowledgeable and goes over and above for his clients. He takes the time to make sure you understand the process and answers every single question, every time. He has an amazing marketing plan and does his research to make sure you have the right contract price, whether you are buying or selling. Mike Long is an expert in whom you will have trust and confidence. Thank you, Mike!"
Suzanne, Schiller Park, Illinois (Seller) Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:53:35 +1000
"Mike Long was very knowledgeable of the area and very confident and understood what we wanted. He was very personable and patient and helpful with us, it was a pleasure working with him, i would 100% recommend him to anyone!"
Sarah Thorsness, Naperville IL (Buyer) Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:51:40 +1000
"Extremely pleased with Mike in all areas from listing to follow through. I will highly recommend him to friends and acquaintances. Sincerely,
Thank you, Mike. Keep in touch.
Virginia Stringer, Aurora , IL (Seller) Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:48:49 +1000
"We could not have been happier with our experience with Mike Long and have already recommended his services to friends."
Alice D, Lisle, IL (Buyer) Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:22:44 +1000
"As first time homeowners, Mike Long made this new adventure for us enjoyable. Mike has an eye for detail and was able to share his expertise with us as we toured homes. He was never pushy and always had our best interest in mind. Mike went above and beyond before and during our closing process and was there to help us every step of the way. He was easily reachable through phone, email and open to meeting in person to go over anything. Mike was patient, knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We are fortunate to have worked with Mike and will highly recommend him to anyone."
Michelle and Aaron, Naperville (Buyer) Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:24:24 +1000
"We would highly recommend Mike Long to anyone in need of a real estate professional. Throughout the home buying process we were not only able to rely on his knowledge and experience, but also his willingness to assist us with inspections, contractors, and the many questions that would arise."
Mike O, Lisle (Buyer) Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:22:29 +1000
"Mike Long is very knowledgeable about the area and I believe that this is why we sold quickly and for more money than we thought possible. He is very professional and friendly and explains every step along the way. He took a very complicated and stressful process and made it a little bit easier to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family."
Laura R. - Naperville, IL (Seller) Thu, 16 Jul 2015 02:18:13 +1000
"Mike Long was very knowledgeable, responsive and generous with his time. We would definitely work with him again and recommend him to others."
David Good, Geneva, Ill. (Buyer) Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:45:45 +1000
"Mike provided outstanding services in terms of building our knowledge and understanding for selling and purchasing, guiding us through the processes, and advocating for our best interests.
Mike has provided a comprehensive service starting from our initial consideration to sell our previous home to supporting us with vendors and contractors after the purchase of our new home. We will continue to seek recommendations from Mike because we trust him and the quality of his work."
Jen and John, Naperville IL (Buyer) Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:29:59 +1000
"Mike was amazing every step of the way. He was there through the entire process of over a year with advice, guidance and the answers to all of our questions. I look forward to working with Mike and will recommend to absolutely everyone I know"
Jordan, Glen Ellyn, IL (Buyer) Sat, 06 Jun 2015 02:42:23 +1000
"My experience working with Mike Long was nothing short of wonderful. He was attentive, helpful and patient with all my question and concerns. Mike went above and beyond to help me whenever I had a question. Mike is honest and trustworthy and it was always obvious that he had my best interest in mind; I never felt like a "client". He is a true professional, but also made me feel as though I was working with a friend. That meant a lot to me. Mike was very knowledgeable, which made me feel even more comfortable working with him. I would say working with Mike is what made my experience so seamless and stress-free. I will definitley use Mike for future real estate needs."
Staci Bodtke, Naperville IL (Buyer) Sun, 05 Apr 2015 23:02:33 +1000
"We were looking to relocate to Indiana as soon as we sold our house. With Mikes help we were able to do that and are now in Indiana.
Mike was very hands on and was always there when we had a question.
We would definitely recomend Mike to anyone who was a first time seller because he is very knowledgeable and was always happy to help."
Emily - Aurora (Seller) Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:41:48 +1000
"Mike Long is an extremely exceptional realtor! He really took the time to find out our needs and wants. He did an awesome job negotiating the best price for our house. I will recommend Mike Long for all my friends and family!"
Laura Martin Aurora Illinois (Buyer) Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:53:51 +1000
"After we had lost the initial sale of our home with another realtor, Mike Long was hired and sold our home again within 2 weeks. This allowed us to purchase the original home we wanted to buy from our first sale. The second sale had a few issues as well but Mike was able to get the deal done. We are very happy in our new home and very grateful to Mike for helping us make it happen."
Michelle Perry, Naperville (Buyer) Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:16:40 +1000
"My husband and I appreciate that Mike Long is very hands on and addressed each of our concerns personally. It was refreshing to communicate with him directly rather than having to discuss our situation with someone unfamiliar with our transaction.
Mike Long is a very professional real estate agent. He is knowledgeable, honest and has exhibits a lot of integrity. My husband and I were comfortable and confident in his abilities from start to finish. Mike was always available to answer questions and assist with any of our needs. We appreciate his representation of us in selling our family home."
Suzanne Littell, Lisle IL (Seller) Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:18:48 +1000
"Mike Long was always one step ahead throughout our home buying process. As a true real estate professional, we found him to be pro-active, creative, insightful and knowledgeable. On multiple occassions during our negotiations, he suggested key strategies that we feel helped us secure our new house. We would recommend him without hesitation to any buyer who wants to work with the best in this industry!"
Jason & Lisa Wallace, Elburn, IL (Buyer) Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:19:30 +1000
"Mike was amazing at helping guide us in finding our new home. He really took the time to explain and even teach us along the way. Never once did we feel rushed or worried. He made the buying process fun. Mike was great!"
Dan, St. Charles (Buyer) Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:06:13 +1000
"Mike was excellent. He is very knowledgable, friendly and made our first home purchase go smoothly. Thanks!!!"
A. Pachon, Naperville, IL (Buyer) Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:32:23 +1000
"Mike Long was the consumate professional when handling our home purchase in Geneva. He paid attention to everything we said, focused our search based on the input he received from us, and showed us so many homes that met our criteria that it was very hard to finally choose!
When we did decide on a house, and we had some difficulty with the property, Mike Long was right there to help guide us through the muddy waters, give us the proper advice, and ultimately get us quickly into the house we eventually purchased when we had to cancel our original choice.
Mike Long reassured us all along the way during this time, and made what was a very stressful and difficult problem so much easier with his handling of the situation.
The best part was Mike Long was able to accomplish all of this and keep us within the timeline for moving that we had to meet due to the requirement of our relocation company.
We had to have our house sold in California, house purchased in Illinois, packed, loaded, moved, and unloaded within 4 months of April 14, 2014. Because of Mike Long, we were able to accomplish this huge task not only on time, but a full month early!
I would recommend Mike Long to anyone looking to have a professional, hard-working, focused, people-oriented real estate broker in their corner. I would use Mike Long again tomorrow if I had the need, and would recommend him to family, friends, or anyone for that matter without hesitation or worry.
Thanks Mike for all you did for us...so very much appreciated!"
Jim and Patty Hachtel, happy new homeowners in Geneva, IL (Buyer) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:21:56 +1000
"Mike Long is a pleasure to work with when finding and buying your home! He is knowledgeable and his expertise throughout the buying process makes everything run smoothly."
Kara & Nolan Beran, Geneva (Buyer) Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:59:39 +1000
"I would recommend Mike Long to all family and friends due to his professionalism, years of experience and his great reputation to serve his clients."
Manny Hatzihristodoulou Naperville, IL (Seller) Fri, 04 Jul 2014 06:01:58 +1000
"Mike was so fantastic to work with. He was helpful, flexible, knowledgeable and very professional. We could not have done this without him. We highly recommend Mike and appreciate all he has done. Awesome awesome awesome!!!"
S. Carlson (Seller) Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:43:29 +1000
"Mike Long was a pleasure to work with. He was very knowledgeable about the housing market, home values, and even market trends. His opinion was very valuable to us with each home visit. In the end, we found a terrific home and negotiated a great price. Mike was very patient and he had our best interests in mind. We would recommend Mike Long to anyone searching for or selling a home!"
Carolina Hrejsa, Arlington Heights, IL (Buyer) Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:57:39 +1000
"Thanks Mike, simply out we are blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you, dearly appreciate all of your hard work throughout. We love our first home, and know who to call when we look toward our second.
Thanks for being great,
Vince and Jamie"
Vincent Scott, Glen Ellyn (Buyer) Thu, 01 May 2014 04:09:43 +1000
"To anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home, I would highly recommend Mike Long. He assisted my wife and me with the purchase of our first home in Naperville. Working with Mike was a truly great experience for numerous reasons.
First off, he is an exceptional, experienced realtor that provides insightful guidance in order to assist you in making your own informed decision. Mike has spent his entire life in the western suburbs and has a wealth of local area knowledge that he uses to point you in the area and type of home that is right for you. As you look at homes, it can be difficult to differentiate between them. In looking at various homes with Mike, I was able to openly state what I liked about a home as well as get his thoughts (both positive and negative) on certain properties in comparison to others based on his experience. This was extremely helpful as my wife and I narrowed down areas and specific properties to consider and ultimately agree on our new home!
Secondly, Mike is always available and accessible. He picked up the phone anytime that I called with a question or wanted to setup time to see homes. He was available to talk or meet at our convenience throughout the entire home buying process. There is no doubt that he is committed to his clients. This committment doesn't end when the deal has closed. If you need anything after the fact whether it be a roofer or a plumber or any other recommendation, he is just a phone call away and can provide you not only with credible recommendations but its the same people that he uses on his own home!
Lastly, Mike was instrumental in getting my wife and me a reasonable and fair price on our home. He worked diligently in researching comps in the area and communicating/negotiating with the seller's agent. Both of which allowed us to get our home for the right price.
Mike is an outstanding real estate professional. His committment to his clients is second to none! I have already recommended him to numerous people looking buy and sell their homes, and I will continue to do so."
Matt & Jenn, Napeville (Buyer) Sat, 22 Mar 2014 04:06:48 +1000
"My wife & I relocated from Richmond VA with no knowledge of the area. Having Mike as our realtor made this experience much easier. His knowledge of the area was outstanding. Mike spent several hours driving us around just talking about the different areas. This added touch was extremely helpful."
Mark, Naperville (Buyer) Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:31:12 +1000
"When deciding to purchase a home we wanted to find a realtor that had good knowledge of the suburbs we were looking in as we were coming from the city. A friend of my husbands recommended Mike Long to us. Mike was great to work with from begining to end. He was extremely patient in showing us homes in multiple suburbs to determine which area we liked best and also in handling the process of newly weds buying their first home together and determining the different priorities of each of us. While we were looking at the design of the home Mike took his time to look at the structure of each home to ensure each home was of good quality which is what made us truly trust him and his opinion of the homes. I believe the trust we got from Mike during the looking process is what helped us negotiate a great price on the home we found. We trusted Mike to advise us during the negotiating process to ensure we made strong enough offers for consideration but also got a good price for the home.
I would high recommend Mike as he is not only great at what he does but he was a pleasure and fun to work with. Home buying can sometimes be a stressful process but Mike made our first home buying experience enjoyable!"
Kristin Dudley Elmhurst, IL (Buyer) Sat, 21 Dec 2013 03:08:59 +1000
"Mike was wonderful in helping us with our home buying experience! He was very knowledgeable about not only the market but 'home stuff' as I like to call it, going from a condo to owning a single family home is overwhelming and Mike was super helpful in numerous ways! He want above and beyond our expectations!"
Amanda Roberts, Wheaton (Buyer) Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:14:00 +1000
"Mike Long made it a priority to understand what I was looking for in a home. He set realistic expectations with me and never pushed me to move up to another price range. Due to low inventory at the time, the search was long, but Mike persevered and found me the perfect home. Lastly, Mike was friendly and funny with an easy personality that made spending time with him a pleasure. I highly recommend Mike Long!"
Su, Chicago (Buyer) Sun, 10 Nov 2013 00:35:05 +1000
"Mike Long is very unique in his field. We have worked with many agents on both the buying and selling side and there is no question that Mike stands above all others. The level of service he gave was impeccable. He provided very good opinions and feedback with many of the houses we saw. He gave very good advice as to which areas we would have more success in finding what we were looking for. He also gave very valuable commuter information which was important to us in selecting an area. He is the first agent we have dealt with that truly cared about our needs being met and not about just making a sale. He was honest and truthful every step of the way. Would HIGHLY recommend him."
Theresa and Martin, Naperville (Buyer) Sat, 02 Nov 2013 11:06:26 +1000
"Mike was awesome. We had dealt with another Realtor previously and were not happy. Mike came in, put our house on the market for MORE money and sold the house in 22 hours for basically the full asking price. His recommendations were well worth the effort and definitely made the difference with the sale. The whole process went very smoothly with no issues."
Keith Winfield (Seller) Sat, 14 Sep 2013 05:51:51 +1000
"My wife and I were looking to make the move from the city to the suburbs to buy our first home. Neither of us are from the Chicago area, nor do we have any family in the area, so our knowledge of the suburbs was minimal. I received Mike Long’s name from a colleague who had a great experience buying a home through Mike. From day one, Mike exceeded our expectations. He was attentive to our particular wants and needs in a home, but he also helped us set our expectations. His knowledge of the schools and neighborhoods in the area was incredible as was his knowledge of the overall market. We were also very impressed with Mike’s responsiveness in answering our questions and in hi communications with the seller’s agent despite having a number of other clients at the time. Mike was very involved and made us feel comfortable throughout the entire home buying process. He made sure things got done smoothly and with minimal stress. Since closing, Mike has also proved to be a great resource for information on contractors, plumbers, painters, you name it. Our home buying experience was breeze thanks largely to Mike. He went above and beyond our expectations for a realtor, and I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Mike, thanks for everything!"
Steve - Naperville (Buyer) Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:11:05 +1000
"Mike Long was exactly what we needed in terms of knowledge, patience, and effort. My wife and I were moving from out of state, and we were dreading the house buying process knowing so little of the area.
But Mike made us feel very comfortable from the beginning. We contacted him on very short notice to meet w/ him during our short house hunting trip to the area, and he was quick to set up a time to spend several hours with us to maximize our time to familiarize ourselves to the area and to specific properties that may meet our criteria. His knowledge of the area and the types of houses put us at ease. It was obvious that he knew the area inside and out.
When it came time to make an offer on a house, Mike again proved invaluable with his offer strategy. He made a thoughtful analysis of the relevant market with support for his conclusions. We also believe that his advocacy on our behalf with the seller's agent made a huge difference.
He was always accessible to help us out with each step of the process. And his easy-going demeanor certainly helps during a process like this.
We would definitely recommend Mike Long to anyone else looking for a reliable and thoughtful agent."
J.M. & R.M. - Downers Grove (Buyer) Tue, 20 Aug 2013 03:20:34 +1000
"Mike did a nice job of laying our plan of attack. He then executed to perfection. He was easy to contact. He would promptly return phone calls."
Doug - Lisle,IL (Seller) Mon, 19 Aug 2013 03:13:08 +1000
"Mike Long was terrific to work with! He always made time for us and was very knowledgeable about the properties and area. Moreover, Mike was diligent during a competitive purchase process, and we came out of the experience with a home we love. Even after we moved in, Mike continued to follow up with us and offer support when needed. We will definitely recommend Mike Long to others, and in fact, we already have!"
Kate P., Naperville (Buyer) Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:24:51 +1000
"As a first home buyer, we really had no knowledge about purchasing a home before we started the process. Then we met with Mike Long and after our first meeting he eased any concerns we would have about the process. Mike met with us on multiple occasions, was extremely accessible and punctual, and helped us search for the home that was right for us. When we found the home we wanted, Mike actually set up a meeting with the homeowners that night in which he pitched to them why they should sell the home to us. That night we had a signed contract! Mike went above and beyond what any other realtor would have done. For that reason, we now live in a great home that is perfect for our family. We owe it all to Mike Long. I would absolutely recommend Mike Long to anybody who is purchasing a home and he is the only realtor I would ever use in the future."
Alex and Bethany, Wheaton (Buyer) Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:21:13 +1000
"Mike Long was recommended to us by family friends and we have thanked those friends for mentioning him to us. Mike Long came in and did a fantastic job of drafting a plan of attack as it were to sell out townhouse which was located in a neighborhood that had a great deal of foreclosures and poor sales performance. Mike really took control of the entire situation and it showed when after 6 days on the market, we had multiple offers for our property out of over 15 showings in only 6 days. Then, Mike was there throughout the entire process leading up to the closing which was almost derailed multiple times by a buyer who did not seem to have a sense of urgency at all. Mike was able to keep the buyer on task through the proper channels and for that, we thank him.
All in all, everyone says that buying or selling a home is a very emotional and trying time and Mike Long did everything he could to make it less stressful for us and for that we thank him. It was a less stressful time and also a very short period of time where the house was actually on the market."
Laura Wesoloski, sold in Naperville (Seller) Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:51:42 +1000
"Mike Long is very organized, professional, knowledgeable, patient, reliable and easy to work with. He comes 110% prepared, always does his research before hand and really gave me piece of mind to leave my home in his hands and get on with my life in a new city. I interviewed several realtors before selecting Mike and I was not disappointed in my choice. He kept both me and my husband involved via group texts/emails- this is a pet peeve of mine, people always forget to copy my husband if i send the message or copy me if he sends the message and I did not have to deal with this frustration with Mike. He was also open to communicating via whichever method we preferred. This was invaluable. Mike took a hands on approach and got involved communicating with our lawyer directly when necessary, keeping us informed every step of the way. We successfully closed while on vacation in Hawaii because we left everything in the capable hands of Mike and our lawyer who represented us at the closing."
Donna H Bolingbrook IL (Seller) Sat, 16 Feb 2013 03:45:41 +1000
"Mike Long has helped me sell two homes and purchase three. He exemplifies all of the characteristics I look for in a business partner - honest, knowledgeable, great follow up, and completely transparent through it all. I highly recommend Mike as an agent."
Mike Shiffer, Naperville (Seller) Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:01:46 +1000
"This is the 4th time I've bought or sold a house using Mike Long and can honestly say I look forward to working with him in the future. During some of the most stressful days I've encountered, Mike Long was a calming force in my life. I always knew what was going on and what our next steps were. He's a true professional."
Chris Negron - Oak Park (Buyer) Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:16:46 +1000
"We were very satisfied with our experience with Mike Long and Realty Executives. Our expectations and goals were managed from the start and an otherwise long and difficult home buying process went extremely smooth. We highly recommend Mike Long and Realty Executives to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."