To begin, I truly enjoy my work. I would far rather be touring a home or reviewing floor plans with a developer than sitting in an office any day of the week. As such, I am incredibly hands-on and personally available on-site for my clients when they need me.I began my career in 2007 and honed my skills in marketing and negotiations while selling homes and investment properties as the senior broker of Chicago’s #1 real estate team by sales volume. Since that time, I have successfully closed hundreds of transactions for both sellers and buyers alike.I founded Thurston Residential in an attempt to bring a more focused, client-first approach that is less concerned with sales volume and more in-tune with my clients' individual needs. Our focus is quality, not quantity.To my clients, I offer extensive experience. I have spent thousands of hours touring, inspecting and marketing homes throughout Chicago’s north side. My clients are clients for life and the insights, advice and expertise I provide is available far beyond the closing of their property.As a resident, I love Chicago in its entirety. The city’s diverse and completely unique neighborhoods are a constant source of energy and inspiration for me. I moved to Buena Park in the early 2000’s and have been fortunate enough to call Southport Corridor, Lincoln Park and Wildwood home while raising my two exceptionally energetic and adorable children with my wife, Laura.