Broker Associate

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  • Office 708.697.5900
  • Direct 708.697.5907
  • Fax 323.230.4365
Oak Park/River Forest Office
1037 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Personal integrity is extremely important to me.This means adhering to the moral principle of keeping my word. It means having self-respect by adhering to the principle of hard work. It means honesty.

It also means using my professional knowledge of real estate for the benefit of my clients. In turn my past clients return to me to help them with new real estate needs and they refer their friends and family to me because of this personal integrity. So both my current business and future business depend on this integrity. All these are qualities which you can rely upon.

I enjoy working with both buyers and also with sellers.
Buying a first home is a new experience and can sometimes feel scary. I have the experience and the patience to help and guide first time buyers through the home buying process.
Buyers who have a home to sell face a challenge. It takes a high degree of skill and experience to coordinate the sale of an existing property and the purchase of a new property. I enjoy the challenge, and I am good at it.
I enjoy working with senior citizens. It is not easy for a person to leave their home of many years. I have the knowledge, the patience and experience necessary to help in this milestone process..

My clients appreciate my 35+ years of experience, 22 years of which was as a managing broker. I have personally sold over 400+ properties and have supervised over 4,000+ real estate transactions.
My clients appreciate my attention to detail.
I keep my clients well-informed and updated on their transactions.
I take pride in performing a job well done.
1971 - Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Northern Illinois University
1972 - Master's Degree in Education, Northern Illinois University
1978 – State of Illinois Broker’s License
1997 - Recipient, Baird & Warner Goodwill Award
2000 - Recipient, Oak Park Board of Realtors "Community Service" award
2001 - Recipient, Oak Park Board of Realtors "Realtor of the Year" award
ABR - Professional Designation, "Accredited Buyer's Representative"
CRB - Professional Designation, "Certified Residential Broker" 
SFR -  "Short Sale, Foreclosure Resource Designation"
BPOR - "Broker Price Opinion Resource, Designation"
My interests and volunteer work includes being a volunteer from 1999-2006 as a Commissioner, on the Cook County Commission on Human Rights

I am married to my best friend, Carol for 40 years. Carol and I are delighted to be grandparents to Keira, our 5 year old granddaughter, and to Andrew our 2 year old grandson. Carol and I have a 34 year old son Randy. He and his wife Angela are both Chemical Engineers


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John was an absolutely fantastic agent! I have nothing but wonderful things to say about him. As a first-time homebuyer, John made my transaction as smooth as possible. All the best!

-Daniel G.
John Gasa treated us like family! Which we needed!!

-Patricia W.
"John Gasa is professional, knowledgeable, respectful to his clients, and completely dedicated to his job. I had John sell a house for me and then he helped me buy a new house. He did a wonderful job with both. I would highly recommend him."

-Jessie R
"John Gasa was an extremely trustworthy and helpful guide through the home buying process!" 

-Rachael N.
"John did a great job of keeping us up to date on viewings and of the ongoings with the sale"

-Austin Blvd Church
"John Gasa is a complete professional. He is very friendly and very thorough. I would highly recommend John Gasa and Baird & Warner."

-Jessie R.
"John Gasa was wonderful and we will certainly suggest his name and B&W to others who are buying/selling real estate."

-John L.
"John was excellent +, he focused on our needs and delivered. He even laughed at my husband's jokes!! Aside from that, John made the experience enjoyable. He will be working on the sale of our house. I don't think we could've made it through this process without his support and knowledge. Thanks Baird & Warner, We will pass our experience to others."

-Asela P.
"John was a wealth of knowledge about all things home related. This was great for us because this was our first home. He was able to point out things that we would have never seen or thought about. We never felt pressured and he helped guide us to the best decision for us. John is good."

-Dave Z.
"John has handled all of our real estate transactions for the past 25 years. We have moved to Arizona, so we can't use him. It's ashame, as he is really good!"

-Philip & Susan S.
…”John Gasa takes the time to get to know you, to find out what you are looking for in a new house, and gently asking probing questions to find our what your needs are as well. John was always excellent in asking what we liked and disliked about the houses we visited to help create an image in his own mind on what type house we would end up loving. What made John so excellent is that he is a true professional. My wife and I truly felt his main interest was not in just selling us a house, but matching the right house with us.”

-Kevin and Pauline L.
“Thank you for helping us to find our home. We love it, and are enjoying making it “ours”. We truly enjoyed having you as our realtor.”  

-Bharathi and Rob
“…it was a pleasure working with you…”  

-Phyllis and Jon D.
“Thank you for all of the personal care and incredible patience you took with us with the sale of our home.”  

-Donna Lee and Michael G.
"This is the third time we have worked with John since we bought our first house in 1983, 27 years ago! You could not ask for anyone better! John is always there, always ready to help, thinking of things we might not have considered. He is just outstanding!"

-Gene & Faith S.
"I would gladly recommend the professional expertise of John Gasa to anyone who might need a Realtor. This is the second home we listed and sold with the help of John. He is one of the most patient and thorough people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Throughout the process of selling our home I was continually impressed with John's grace and his knowledge of the market. I cannot give this Realtor high enough praise for how comfortable he made me feel and how patient he was when I'd get frustrated. John is a rare personality, he is a trustworthy and a caring man and I am grateful for all he did for us in the sale of our home."

-Lisa D.
"John was an agent that excelled in every aspect of both the purchase and sale of my home. Moreover, he was a person with high ethics, expertise and a sense of empathy. I always knew that I could trust him completely, and that he was doing absolutely everything possible to sell my home. I fee fortunate to have had him as my agent!"

-Lisa J.
“John was diligent, persistent, listened to my wishes, and was an absolute professional in every way. I would highly recommend him to others.”

-Kathleen C.
“Just a quick note to once again tell you how pleased we were with the job Baird & Warner (and you in particular) did in selling our home. Due to your vast resources and extra efforts, we felt certain that our home received absolute peak visibility on the market. Thanks again and congratulations on a terrific job."  

-Mike and Ellen P.
“John is extremely honest, knowledgeable, organized, patient and pays attention to all the details. We always noticed that John had his client’s best interests in mind. John always used our time wisely. John has forever earned our loyalty as our real estate agent in the Chicago/Oak Park area, and we will refer him to everyone we know. Thanks John!"

-Matt and Meghan M.