When Chicago Top Agent Mo Dadkhah graduated from law school, jobs were scarce and those that were available weren’t paying enough to justify the 80-hour work weeks they demanded. “I decided to open my own law firm — the Dadkhah Law Group — to do things on my terms,” he explains. “I also got my broker’s license as a way to make ends meet,” he continues. “A lot of my friends were buying their first homes, so I thought I would help them and do one or two deals here and there to bring in some extra money.”
Fast-forward about a year-and-a-half, and Mo had a life-changing realization. “I realized I enjoyed real estate a lot more than the law,” he says. So he gradually transitioned from being 95% lawyer/5% agent to the other way around. Shortly thereafter, he opened Main Street Real Estate Group to complement the Dadkhah Law Group, and now he and his team of approximately 40 agents serve all of Chicago and the northern suburbs with a full range of real estate services.
With his strong legal background, Mo is comfortable assisting clients with all types of transactions, but there are a few areas of the business in which he’s especially skilled. “I really like working with first-time home buyers,” he says. “The excitement they feel when they’re buying that first home is infectious.” He is also able to help his clients diffuse the tension of dealing with properties in distress, such as short sales and foreclosures. “Being an attorney and having done a lot of legal work in that field allows me to get my clients through those tough times,” he says.
Mo has an insatiable thirst for knowledge that ensures he’s always on the cutting edge of what’s happening in the market. “I can’t stop learning,” he says. “I’m always reading and picking up tips and tricks from more experienced agents,” he continues. “It helps me grow as an agent and also helps as I train and coach those in my firm.”
With his love of learning and knowledge, it’s no surprise that Mo uses Motivational Mondays as one of his training techniques. “One of my favorite recent quotes is: If you’re not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you’re determined to learn, no one can stop you.”
Mo’s clients often remark on his attention to detail and the level of care he shows to every transaction. “When you get a property under contract, the nerves don’t end there,” he explains. “I think I Iose more sleep when the deal gets stressful than my clients do,” he continues. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a starter home or a multi-million-dollar listing, I treat every transaction with the same level of importance.”
Above all, Mo is driven by a commitment to always doing what’s best for his clients. “Buying or selling a home is a very large undertaking,” he says. “Many agents disappear once a property is under contract,” he continues. “That’s not me. I believe in doing everything well and for the good of my clients.”
With an office located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, Mo is committed to making his business an integral part of the community. “We are planning a pet Adopt-a-Thon with Fur-Ever Rescue, and always looking for more ways to get involved.”
When he’s not helping clients or coaching his team, you’ll find Mo hanging out with his German Shepherd, Maverick, racing cars, in the boxing ring or practicing martial arts like Jujitsu.