About Mike Opyd


Real estate isn’t a hobby it’s a passion of mine, I would even admit more like an obsession. I realized early in my professional career that I was not built to sit behind a desk. After graduating Magna Cum Laude near the top of my class at Robert Morris University with a bachelor’s degree in Management, I tried my hand in corporate America. After two years I quit. Staring at spreadsheets for eight hours a day did not excite me. So in 2008, I decided in the worst depression this country has ever seen, to go all in and become a realtor.

The first few years in the industry I mainly worked with renters and managed to do a handful of sales. I was working with my cousin, a top realtor in the city at the time and used my free time to consume every piece of information I could about the industry. I read everything I could get my hands on, attended every event I could afford, asked as many questions as people could tolerate, and used my first few years to become one of the most knowledgeable realtors in the city.

After breaking off from my Cousin, I worked independently for a few years where I continued to improve my production and transaction numbers before joining a top-producing group. From there I was able to double my production and transactions each year before I decided it was time again to transition my business.

Late in 2016, I met my partner and we decided to purchase and open our own RE/MAX office called RE/MAX NEXT in the Fulton Market District on Chicago’s west side. Our office is built on the passion and ideas that we have accumulated over years of being in the industry and working with and for other companies. As the Managing Broker and Co-Owner of RE/MAX NEXT, I am constantly working to support our agents and help them to grow their businesses as we feel the agents are the true reason behind a successful brokerage.

Selling real estate is still a huge passion of mine. As I work to grow RE/MAX NEXT, I continue to help my clients buy and sell properties, keeping my status as a top producing realtor in Chicago.


Chicago Agent Magazine's "Who's Who" Realtor 2014, 2015, & 2017 
Top 1% for Sales and Transactions in Chicago

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Managing Broker | Owner RE/MAX NEXT 

1046 W Kinzie St Suite 301 | Chicago, IL 60642

312.929.8910 | MikeOpyd@Gmail.com