About 2019-03-08T16:44:06+00:00

Center Coast Realty is helping Chicagoans build better lives, starting with home.

Center Coast Realty Team

Center Coast’s founder, Mike McElroy, built a top-producing real estate team the same way every Realtor does – by turning to books, Youtube videos, and expensive seminars. Real estate brokerages just weren’t offering the meaningful training and systems that Mike thought Realtors needed to be successful in the business. So he decided to build it himself, and you guessed it – Center Coast Realty was born.

Over the past nine years, we’ve sifted through all those books, videos, and seminars. We’ve battle-tested the best ideas and built a proprietary technology platform that helps real estate agents of all experience levels perform like industry veterans. Thanks to our cutting edge technology and training model, Center Coast agents are the most efficient in the biz. That frees them up to focus their time on educating clients and helping them make the smartest home decisions.

627+

TRANSACTIONS COMPLETED

55%

LISTINGS UNDER CONTRACT WITHIN 1 WEEK

700+

POINTS ON OUR BUYER/SELLER CHECKLIST

You focus on the fun stuff – we’ve got the rest covered.

Tell us about yourself

We’ll meet up in person to get to know each other and talk about your home goals. You’ll leave with clear next steps and a solid team to help you get there.

Use our proven system

Every step of our buyer, seller, and renter process is written down. Together, we’ll check off every box, every time, and ensure no details are missed.

Make it official

If you don’t already have one, we’ll recommend an expert attorney and lender so you can sign on the dotted line without a hitch.

Get Started

Our clients really like working with us.

“As we narrowed down our search, Jonathan went ABOVE AND BEYOND in researching the neighborhood even deeper, comps for other properties in the area, and then expert guidance and advice on the offer to make. He was also a master negotiator in getting items fixed that were discovered during inspection, and getting the slow seller to move the needle. ”

— James, bought a home in Forest Park

“The process was quick and got more money than I had expected. From taking care of my dog, to making extra keys – you guys really went above and beyond. 10/10 – would sell again.”

— Nick, bought and sold a home in Lincoln Park

“Kate was amazing. She put in a ton of work and negotiation to make sure that for the short time window I had to find a place, that I was set up with appointments and tours at all of the right places, and she came with us to each one to make sure the right questions were being asked too. I definitely felt that I was in the right hands with Kate.”

— Lindsay, rented an apartment in Old Town

“We already recommended Jonathan to our neighbors, who worked with him to sell their home (they are already under contract!). He was very professional, communicative, and knowledgeable of the market. He knows how to get a house sold.”

— Allyson and Steven, sold their Lakeview home 

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Knowledgeable Realtors who get the job done so you can sleep easy.

We carefully select genuine and resourceful Realtors to join our team.

MIKE MCELROY

Managing Broker

PAIGE DONOHOE

Marketing Coordinator

BRENDAN O’DONNELL

Dave Walsh

DAVE WALSH

Real Estate Agent
dave@centercoastrealty.com

JACKIE HINTON

Real Estate Agent
jackie@centercoastrealty.com

JONATHAN SELF

Real Estate Agent
jonathan@centercoastrealty.com

KATE GAFFEY

Real Estate Agent
kate@centercoastrealty.com

ROB NELSON

Real Estate Agent
rob@centercoastrealty.com

TEDDY BAIER

Real Estate Agent
teddy@centercoastrealty.com

XAVIER CRUZ

Real Estate Agent
xavier@centercoastrealty.com

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Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Agent Magazine
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Redeye
Zing! Quicken Loans
Bankrate
Architectural Digest
Real Estate Business
Follow Up Boss
Keeping It Real Podcast
On Course Learning Real Estate
PennyMac
QCOnline
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