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Karen was very professional and did a great job representing us as we sold our home.

Susan Glatt, Buffalo Grove, IL

Lee Throw is more than an agent.

We are now great friend. He is smart, funny, and very knowledgeable of the real estate business.

Marion Stanton, Beecher IL

Found a tenant for our condominium home in Chicago, IL.

Monica helped us with listing our condo for rental. She helped with the whole process including presenting us with qualified tenants, walkthroughs, and the introduction to the final tenant and qualification process. It took all the pressure off of listing. We would recommend her and plan on using her services in the future.

Ron and Vilma

5 Stars

Barb (Homer Glen)

Thank you so much for your help with my new home purchase.

I couldn’t have asked for a better agent. Your patience with a first-time buyer was much appreciated. A true professional, your experience and knowledge were essential in helping me make the biggest decision in my life. You are truly a warm and caring man and you have helped me achieve a dream I never thought that I would. I feel truly blessed to have known and worked with you.

Jeaneta C.

Yvette is amazing at what she does.

Yvette is one of the most hard working ladies I know. I have shared her information with many people and will continue to spread the work. Great service and very pleasurable to work with.

Mary K.

Lee and Denise are very honest people.

They gave us sound advise in searching for the right home. Very thankful for keeping priority with our needs. The process of home searching/ buying was exciting and learned a lot from Lee & Denise. Great Team!!! Lee made sure that the property meets our expectations. They were very patient in searching for the house that we need and want. I would highly recommend Lee & Denise!!!! I can’t thank them enough!!!

Anthony Cantuba, Oak Forest Illinois

I really gained a lot from Marilyn's knowledge of the home buying process.

In my mind she really simplified the process for me, being a first time home buyer, and I would recommend her to any family and friends who need a broker in the future. Thanks Marilyn!

Kenneth Swopes

Paul is honest, knowledgeable, professional and patient.

He is the best Realtor we have worked with. He helped us buy two properties and showed us more than twenty properties. We never felt any pressure. We trust Paul's knowledge and recommendations. Paul is the best!

Joanne Z.

Karen was great.

Highly recommended!

Jim, Elgin IL

I highly recommend Real People Realty, as long as Artisha Moore is there!

It took months of trial and error to find a kind, professional, reliable, and understanding realtor, but Artisha was all of that plus more! Artisha was very knowledgeable and landed me a deal that allowed me to bring little to nothing to the closing table. Artisha made this process feel seamless, even though we hit many bumps in the road. She is truly the best at what she does! As a first-time homebuyer, this process can be terrifying, but Artisha supported me every step of the way! Thank you so much, Artisha!

Aaliyah Muse

Denise Klein is the most knowledgeable and caring agent I have ever worked with.

She kept me aware of everything and armed me with the tools to go through a smooth transaction. She is the best!

Beverly & Jesse Mosley

My wife and I started dreaming about buying a house years ago even though we both knew we weren't financially ready.

A house caught our eye and we thought it couldn't hurt to see how much it costs. Paul contacted us promptly and said even though your not ready, contact my lender, so he can help you take the necessary steps in becoming ready. I couldn't be happier I did. Paul gave us access to the MLS and happily answered any questions we had. Even though we took years to become ready, Paul was always happy to help us and never made us feel pressured. He's very knowledgeable, honest, and sincerely has your best interest in mind. I would recommend Paul to anyone and feel confident Paul would help them find the house that they're looking for.

David P.

Very friendly and approachable!

5 star for you!

Herome Kim Bolisay

She's excellent and have very professionalism about herself was very helpful and assisting me and finding me a place to rent not just anyplace a place your proud to call home and i appreciate her very much.

Ken Davis

Francisco was very professional, efficient and he actually found the house we were looking for, we ended up buying a house he found because he understood our needs for the next home.

If you are looking for someone who takes pride on what he does and will meet your needs, call him. House Buyer Closed Jan '19 2242 209th St, Chicago Heights, IL $160K • 3 Bed, 1 Bath, 1234 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer https://www.redfin.com/real-estate-agents/fgonzalez/reviews/1368725

Rut & Tomas Avalos

I was the mortgage broker for the clients that Charley represented.

She did an absolutely great job from top to bottom. Her communication and attention to detail made it a wonderful and easy transaction for all involved.

Robert Denton

Gary and Jennifer went above and beyond to sell my house.

They are literally next level with their work ethic. They truly treat you like family.

Ms.Matthews

"We purchased our old house, located in Elgin's Historic District in 1993, and sold it in 2019 with Paul's help.

He generated enough interest by listing it in the private/coming soon MLS site and it was immediately sold. Paul is very knowledgeable about old homes and can address the unique qualities of old homes with buyers better than anyone else in Elgin. He is well versed in this area as he has invested his own resources into his own home and other old houses in Elgin's Historic District. Paul has first-hand knowledge of old houses and homes with his wealth of experience. We appreciated his patience, his recommendations/suggestions to get our home ready to sell, and the people he recommended to do the work on our home."

John and Susan Harness

Karen is a complete professional, she understands how to market properties in today's technology world.

Always keeps you informed, responds to questions quickly. We would definitely recommend her to all our friends and relatives.

Tom & Cathy Schweighardt

"My wife and I decided it was time for us to move out of our one bedroom apartment and into our first home.

We knew what we were looking for but knew little about the actual process of buying a home. Karen was the perfect agent for us; she provided us with all the knowledge necessary to move forward in the process. We ended up moving very quickly and closed on our home less than 30 days after our offer was accepted. We wouldn't have been able to do any of this without Karen; she was excellent in all areas. We would recommend her to friends and absolutely work with her again given the opportunity."

Matt & Christy, Chicago, Buyer

They broke the mold when they made her.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Charlotte Gallovitch is hands down one of the best Real Estate Agents I have ever had the privilege to work with. Charley, take a bow.

Steve Sibo, Attorney

He was super helpful, attentive and knowledgeable.

Trinidad and Frank, Monee

Thank you for allowing us to provide a review of the real estate agent we worked with on the selling of our house in Midlothian.

We did not have an agent when we decided to put our house up for sale. Our son, however, recommended someone he met through BNI and we are so glad he did. Charlotte, who we got to know as Charlie, made us immediately feel comfortable. She took us through the process involved in a sale and arranged for a walk through of the house. Afterwards, Charlie gave us some easy suggestions for making the house more marketable and did a Market Analysis to determine a fair asking price. Our pregnant daughter and family, along with three dogs, were living in the house at the time and Charlie was very sensitive to her needs when setting up dates and times for the showings. And showings there were! Within a matter of two or three days we had multiple showings and more than one offer. Upon accepting an offer, a house inspection was conducted and a list of requested repairs developed by the buyer. This was the most frustrating step of the process, but Charlie not only provided the encouragement we needed to get through it, but also was instrumental in identifying people that could help us get the work done. Charlie's positive attitude, tireless energy, knowledge and experience made our entire experience manageable and, in the end, profitable. We strongly recommend her as an agent that can be trusted to get the job done. Thomas and Carole Buell

The Buells'

Very easy to get a hold of to answer questions.

I would recommend them to other people. Did a great job for me. For not being involved in buying or selling a property for 15 years, helping me with the ins and out was fantastic.

Ken Kots New Lenox, Illinois

AH Angela Hollingsworth made a recommendation for you I went through seven realtors that were unsuccessful prior to hiring Maggie Power and I highly recommend her as a realtor.

She was very friendly, personable, professional and knowledgeable! Always readily available whenever I had any questions. She went above and beyond to accommodate me on making sure I got the home of my dreams. Purchasing a home should be exciting, pleasant and stress free and Maggie Power made it exactly that! My whole experience on the purchase of my new home was AMAZING! I definitely recommend Maggie Power as a realtor! Source: realtor.com

Angelica Hollingsworth

Hien was referred by a friend who bought a house early last year.

I contacted her right away and she sent me a list of houses based on our preferred price range and locations. The wonderful thing Hien quickly showed was the genuine concern she had for us. I was pregnant at the time and we would have closed a deal right away because we wanted to get a house before I gave birth. We hastily made offers on two houses. The first offer was on a new, very modern, spacious, and ready-to-move-in townhouse, but the schools in the area were not good. The second was a smaller townhouse, but the schools were good. In truth, the offers were half hearted because neither house met all our requirements. Hien advised us that we should not give an offer if we did not feel 100% sure about the house. It was a huge investment so it was a must that we really liked the house and that it checked off everything we were looking for. Hien was absolutely correct on that point, and we were thankful she placed more value in our needs instead of trying to close quickly to earn her commission. 10 months later, I reached out to Hien again and she diligently started scouting out houses for us, easily remembering all of our requirements. Soon enough she found the perfect one: right-sized house with a backyard, great location with excellent rated school districts, and (most importantly) fit our budget. As first time homebuyers, we could not have asked for a better agent. Hien patiently answered all of our questions, and even gave awesome advice on things we did not think to consider!

Diaset and Bryan

"Karen Pioch made us feel comfortable and confident with her.

She is very knowledgable of the real estate business. She is professional and at the same time a good friend. She knew we were under pressure to sell because our new house was finished and we needed to close on it. She worked quickly, scheduled two open houses which resulted in a sale.We closed on both houses the same day. We are so grateful for Karens quick work, professionalism and friendliness."

Jeri & Bob. Richmond, Seller

Stella and Blaze were fantastic.

Friendly, cooperative, knowledgeable, supportive, ethical, easy to work with, and simply magnificant. What a joy to work with great professionials. Thank you for a wonderful real estate experience!

Bob and Diane Delelio, Oswego, IL.

"Karen is a complete professional, she understands how to market properties in today's technology world.

Always keeps you informed, responds to questions quickly. We would definitely recommend her to all our friends and relatives."

Tom & Cathy, Lake Summerset, Seller

When looking for a home, it was so relieving to find Lee and Denise Throw.

They listened to what I was looking for in my home and helped me find it. They went above and beyond at every turn...true professionals! I had a wonderful experience, couldn't have asked for better agents who listened to what I was looking for in a home.

Lisa Gardiner, Monee, IL

A friend referred us to Francisco we are very thankful.

I started as a first time home buyer with tons of questions and no idea where to start. Francisco was there to guide me through the whole home-buying process. I highly recommend him. House Buyer Closed Oct '18 17848 Arcadia Ave, Lansing, IL $92.9K • 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1020 Sq. Ft.https://www.redfin.com/real-estate-agents/fgonzalez/reviews/1386593

Rosendo Villasenor

As a newly married couple we were very excited about purchasing our 1st home .

Martyna was very helpful, very professional, down to earth, and knowledgeable about the real estate standings in the areas which we were considering. She walked us threw the steps of " what will happen next" and "what if..."There was no pressure on us about purchasing first place we saw. I really appreciated that. Great experience for the first time buyers I would highly recommend her to my family and friends Thank you for your time Martyna and helping us finding our first dream home, I'm sure we will contact her in the future

Maggie and Jack Sz.

Nancy was great!

She helped us sell our home in two weeks! She worked hard and she was always there to help guide us through this process! Definitely recommend her!

Brittany - Joliet

Walked in.

Met Denise. Friendly and relatable. In town forever, and a very frank and thoughtful lady.... I would call Denise and Lee as casual professionals. They are aggressive enough to fight for the client, yet casual enough to feel like family.... Denise.....we simply love her....she took the time to know us....and was patient enough to deal with a bumpy ride from the lender....

Steve and Anna, New Lenox

Francisco was very patience, and helpful with us since we were First time buyers.

He explain everything we need to know and guide us thru all the process. so thankful for Francisco he made everything look easy. I would 100% recommend Francisco to my family and friends. House Buyer Closed Dec '19 12900 S Marquette Ave, Chicago, IL $153K • 4 Bed, 1 Bath, 1032 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer

Mariela Tavarez

Yvette Jones has a comprehensive knowledge about the home purchasing experience.

She is well prepared when it comes to answering any questions regarding the overall process of buying a home. Yvette has a team of experts in different areas that facilitates a smooth transition into knowing what to do and who to contact throughout the home buying process.

A.C

"Karen is an asset to her profession.

She is always on top of her game. Her knowledge of houses and real estate, especially of a particular area is one of the best. She was in tune to our needs and knew what we needed and needed to see. Her skills to hone in on particulars of a house that fit our needs and wants were right on target. We would highly recommend her for your real estate needs in the Chicagoland area and outlying areas. Don't hesitate to use her skills for your next sell or purchase. We look forward to working with her again."

Paul & Diane, Glen Ellyn, Buyer

Lee is an amazing agent!

! His concern was my needs and whatnot was interested in. He made sure I was educated on every property and he followed through from start to finish. He was caring and attentive to my request. Lee is the best agent! I'd recommend him to anyone I know going through the home buying process. I would not have had the most amazing home buying process if it had not been for Lee Throw.

Rachael Carpenter

Lee Throw and his tag team Denise are honest people to do business with.

Lee made sure that the property meets our expectations. They were very patient in searching for the house that we need and want. I would highly recommend Lee & Denise!!!! I can’t thank them enough!!!

Anthony Cantuba, Oak Forest Illinois

Shawn was great to work with and made the process of navigating a difficult real estate market much easier.

He is an excellent communicator and he understood what I wanted for my next home. He looks at the details and will put time and effort into research so that his client gets a good deal. I highly recommend Shawn to anyone in the market who is purchasing a home.

Kelly

Very helpful, he explains every thing with detail and helps you understand every concept throughout the process.

Highly reccomend.

Cecilia Medina

They are simply the best I have ever dealt with.

You can’t mess with perfection.

Sandy Parker, Crete illinois

The one thing that impressed me most about your services was your flexibility & commitment with viewing houses with my hectic schedule of working two jobs.

It was not always an easy task but you were always thorough with the walk through/inspection & always maintained a pleasant & positive attitude with scheduling/visiting sometimes more than 15 houses in one day!

Latasha L.

Lydia helps you get thru the process with her down to earth personality.

She is on top of everything so you can Rest a sure about what you are doing. You can not go wrong with her on your side. And when the process is over I think she is as happy for you as you are for yourself in your new home. Lydia ROCKS!

Debbie Aguinaga

Stella did an Amazing job helping find our new home.

She is knowledgeable and easy to work with. She knew what we wanted and she couldn't have made it any easier. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

Timothy Hampton, Bolingbrook

Lee and Denise were awesome!

They were very knowledgeable and understanding to me and my fiancé needs and wants. They were very patient when we decided we needed more time to look. I went through two different agents and were amazed at the help they gave us. I have already gave Lee and Denise info out to my family and friends so when they are ready to buy, my family will use them. I have nothing but good things to say about Lee and Denise. Thanks for helping me find my new home!

Alex, Monee

We started dealing with Stella 9 months ago.

We have visited countless homes and driven all over to try to find the perfect home. Theres been times where we (buyers) were ready to give up but luckily our Agent did not. Stella was always ready no matter what time or day (including holiday) sorry about that :) she was ready to meet at whatever address we threw at her. Every house we found she arranged a viewing within minutes and we were booked. Walked us through the whole buying process and stuck around until the end. We are very thankful that she kept us going and did not give up on us and we have found our home finally. Cant say enough nice things. Highly recommended!!

Danny and Kristina. Roselle, IL

Lee and Denise were very knowledgeable and trustworthy Real Estate Agents.

I highly recommend their services to family and friends.

Mario Barrientos Monee IL

"She was the best It was a magnificent experience working with charlotte I will recommend her again she is the standard that should be set for all Realtors.

Simply fantastic"

Clarence Gaston

Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Schaumburg, IL.

Monica did a great job communicating with everyone involved in our home purchase. She kept us informed during the whole process and made our first home buying experience less intimidating.

Anthony and Yuli

Really helpful and cool guy to talk too

Juan Carlos Canon

Karen helped me every step of the way.

Solved all of my concerns about thru out our entire journey. Karen was especially on the job to get the closings to work I thank the Lord that Karen was my agent I couldn’t have done it without her

Lorna Menas. Lake Summerset

This was our first home purchase.

Stella provided great advice and her expertise helped us buy our dream home.

Alex and Vanessa

Ms.

Jones was extremely tolerant and patient with me seeing that this is my first time to live on a lease on my own. Her patience helped me to make tough decisions concerning a move from a Shelter

Mr. Bailey

She is a definite asset to your company Would recommend her to family and friends

Larry and Jean Duvel

We feel Lee and Denise are the reason we sold our house in two months in this market.

Gerald & Aleida, Manhattan

Super ethical, knowledgeable, efficient and funny.

She's the best in the business trust me you will not find another broker like her.

Josh & Manaca

Nancy helped my wife and I sell the first townhome we owned together for a price point very near the neighborhood high at the time- and very quickly as well (less than 10 days on the market).

She also provided us a lot of great advice and a review of my company's relocation package/offer when we had to contemplate a possible work-related move to Tampa in 2006. Finally, she was the buyer's agent for one of our best friends when she bought a home in our new neighborhood a couple of years ago. I would highly recommend contacting Nancy Calderon for your real estate needs!

Andy, Westmont, IL

Lee and Denise were amazing!

Extremely helpful and supportive every step of the way. They were VERY accommodating during my picky decision making and many home viewings. I would highly recommend them!

Kelsey Evoy

Lee and Denise were amazing!

Extremely helpful and supportive every step of the way. They were VERY accommodating during my picky decision making and many home viewings. I would highly recommend them!

Kelsey Evoy

Martyna was available to us and provided solid counsel regarding options in our price range.

Jen W.

When looking for a home, it was so relieving to find Lee and Denise Throw.

They listened to what I was looking for in my home and helped me find it. They went above and beyond at every turn...true professionals!

Lisa Gardiner, Monee, IL

I am very demanding of the professionals who assist me in my life's endeavors.

Paul acted as my Realtor on my most recent real estate transaction, and his level of service was outstanding!! I have purchased and sold a large number of homes over the past 30 years as I was a real estate investor for many of these years, and Paul is by far the best agent with whom I have ever worked. I have referred many home buyers and sellers to Paul in the years since he assisted me, and every one of them was very pleased with Paul's performance. I will continue to refer Paul at every opportunity and will definitely have him assist me again in the future if I were to buy or sell real estate. I recommend that any potential home buyer or seller choose Paul to represent them as I am certain that they will be very glad that they did!

Keith C.

And so, I can finally say that my journey as a first-time CHICAGO homeowner 🏡 is complete.

Being on the other side of the table was different, but today it tasted so sweet. Thanks to one of the best realtors I have ever met (Gary Alveranga), my house legit sold in one weekend...and at a premium! It’s only the end of month 4 and a dream has been realized. On to bigger dreams and larger goals!

Dr. Butler

Denise was my top and only choice to help me sell get the house.

She worked with me for 11 years to keep the property productive and in decent condition. Her advice through the years was invaluable as I live in California, but the property is in Illinois. Denise is an excellent communicator and very responsive when issues and questions come up. Her follow-through is top notch; she never once dropped the ball. Her judgement of market conditions and the merits of property is superb, plus she is kind but a straight-shooter, which I appreciate. All-in-all the best customer service from start to finish of any realtor I have ever worked with! I couldn't be more pleased. It was an unusual property, which I thought might be tricky to contract for, but the sale went quite smoothly and took hardly any time to complete. I can't praise Denise enough, both for her good character, and for the skill she showed in guiding me through the management and sale of the house. She really knows her stuff! Dee Munden, Frankfort Illinois

Dee Munden

Stella is awesome!

She is always available to answer questions. She was so easy to work with and made the home buying process easier then I could have imagined. Stella will definitely be my first call if I ever decide to move!

TJ Hampton, Montgomery

The seminar has helped me get really focused on how to plan my days and do the things that I needed to do.

I've learned so many things and Gary was knowledgeable in the field and I feel confident that I can achieve my ultimate goals in the future.

Glenda J.

Shawn was an absolute joy to work with.

He is a true professional and he is always a step ahead of everyone else. Whatever questions we had he was always available for us. A real go getter who really knows the market. I would recommend him to anyone searching for the real deal realtor.

Chris

She is a wonderful realtor.

She never gave up until we found what we were looking for. She’s very patient and always gave us an honest opinion. Thank you so much for everything!

Melissa Hausner

This was my first official time buying a home and the market could not have been crazier.

Shawn made this crazy process so smooth and took so much of the stress out of it. Our family had very specific needs in terms of the area and schools we needed for our purchase. Shawn was constantly searching and finding us houses to see. He was so on his game that usually we were the first ones to the homes as soon as they would list. I can’t say enough good things about Shawn and how much of a pleasure it was for us to work with him. He took care of everything for us. And he has such a professional and calm demeanor. It’s because of his professional, friendly and calm demeanor that we ever got the house that we now call a home. On top of that, we got it for less than the other offers that were being put in. This was all due to Shawn. He is a master of his craft and just an Amazing and nice human. You can tell he cares deeply about helping people and it shows in his work. He goes way above and beyond and he will give you honest advise that you can trust! We will be referring Shawn to everyone we know!

Joy

My wife and I were first-time home buyers and were contacted by Martyna when we showed interest in a property.

We feel like we hit the lottery with her. From the first meeting all the way through closing, she was there to help guide us through the process and answer any questions we had. She really went above and beyond to make sure everything went well. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for a place. She is professional and courteous and made us feel very comfortable in what we thought would be a more scary process. Thanks Martyna!!

Jesse and Michelle K.

As a first time home buyer, Paul's well-rounded expertise in all that pertains to home buying (building permits, renovations, home repairs, etc.

) was invaluable to me. I don't think there were many questions he couldn't answer - and believe me, I had a lot of them!

Carolyn T.

Marilyn Gates did an awesome job.

She did her research and came up with homes I every area we were interested in. She was concerned with what I was looking for.

Debbie Murdock

Dedicated to the Veterans very passionate and committed to her clients.

Yvette is very knowledgeable and experienced professional. I recommend Yvette, especially if you are a Veteran, looking to rent or purchase

Mr. Z

Paul is such a wonderful person.

He's honest and sincere about the houses he shows. The best thing about Paul is he will work around you and is always always available to answer questions and readily available ANYTIME, day or night. He's a true trooper and a real sweetheart. Even though I am a post-sale client, he still answers my calls. Paul's attitude in my opinion is "My line is always open for my clients, past or present" Yes I will use him again, and will recommend him with very high regards.

Paris J.

Mr.

Throw is by far the best agent I have worked with and is highly recommended for future business.

John Broschat Monee, Illinois

I truly appreciate these powerful duos Gary and Jennifer for helping me find my new beautiful home.

After looking at a few homes they knew exactly what I liked and they found that house for me. They made the process fun!! I would definitely recommend them to family and friends. Thanks again!!!!

Monique R.

Paul did an incredible job for us.

He was incredibly thorough with inspecting each of the homes we viewed. At negotiating time, he was very aggressive and extremely attentive to details to ensure our interests. Paul excels in his knowledge of the market, financing and construction practices; and has a great network of resources.

Paul C.

Lee and Denise were excellent!

Lee, Crete

Shawn was amazing to work with, he was always a text message or phone call away.

The entire process went very well and that truly was due to Shawn. Thank you for everything we really appreciated working with you!!

Jayne

Highly likely to recommend Bought a Condo home in 2019 in Evanston, IL.

Working with Monica was a great experience. Monica helped my family find a great place to live and she was extremely patient. We had a few ups and downs when it came to choosing the right place, but Monica was with us throughout all the process. She has great resources and helped us find help to solve all our issues and in the end we found a great place. We are extremely grateful for all her help. We most definitely recommend her and she is bilingual so that helped a lot.

Stephany

Stella was very helpful in the purchase of our home.

She was so kind and caring, definitely took some stress out of home buying.

Nancy Perales, Yorkville, IL

Karen Pioch is very easy to work with!

She made sure to know our wants and needs for both the sale and purchase we made. She did not pressure us at any time throughout our experience. Karen made it so easy!

Stacy, Crystal Lake, IL

Karen was very professional and did a great job representing us as we sold our home.

Susan Glatt, Lake Summerset, IL

I found Monica (buyers agent) to be very friendly and easy to work with.

She did a great job looking out for her clients.

Sharon Giankos

They are simply the best I have ever dealt with.

You can’t mess with perfection.

Sandy Parker, Crete illinois

Francisco is an excellent realtor we are really grateful he helped us find our perfect home, he is an accessible person who is willing to help us and answer our questions any time House Buyer Closed Sep '19 263 Hillcrest Ln, Steger, IL $169K • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1563 Sq.

Ft. • 1st Time Buyer

Alicia Luna

We are grateful to Francisco and his help practically helped us with the whole process, it was very professional and I have already recommended it and I will continue doing it.

House Buyer Closed Dec '18 Midlothian, IL $147K • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1080 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer https://www.redfin.com/real-estate-agents/fgonzalez/reviews/1386047

Gerardo & Mimi Ramirez

I have never met an agent like Donny.

He is very knowledgeable and professional in his field of work.

Andrew Castro

Just wanted to write a little note to tell you how much we appreciated your time and dedication to us while we were finding the right home for our family.

I do apologize for not have written this letter to you before, but as you may imagine we have been busy putting our touches to our home. I wanted to tell you that we are extremely grateful for the services you provided us. You made the process of becoming first time home buyers' less stressful and helped us stay focus and grounded, There where plenty of times when I was ready to call a quits and you re-assured me and quiet down my worries. You always were there for me answering my phone calls, keeping me in the loop of each task that was completed and informing me of what was to come. You definitely went above and beyond for us. We are truly happy and extremely satisfied with the job you provided for us.

Ms. Lopez

Karen Pioch was very active in making sure our house sold even though the market was slow at the beginning.

We are very happy with our experience working with her.

Joyce Zorn-Jaffe, Lake Summerset, IL

Moving, buying, and selling is an extremely stressful process.

Very appreciative to have Lee and Denise's help along the way. They were quick to answer questions, offer advice, and provide all the help we needed along the way.

Matt & Bridget Garrett, Frankfort, IL

Stella was great!

! I would be happy to recommend her to anyone looking to buy a house!! Thank you so much for making this a great experience!! If you're looking for the best, then you've found her!!

Kevin & Danielle Brown

I have participated in many seminars hosted by Mr.

Gary and his wife Mrs. Jenny for some time now. I have learned a lot from each given seminars presented. The recent one was 'Landlord: What you need to know.' Very informational about buying income properties, treating your tenants properly and reap the bountiful of financial freedom and time flexibility. The seminars are always filled with information that I simply did not know. Wish I had met the powerful duo team back then before I made some of the mistakes I made financially and with previous property investments. I would have been in a better predicament at this time. They've given me hope to get back on track that is going to take some work on my part. The powerful duo team are very knowledgeable, compassionate, professional, very loveable team, and are always encouraging all attendees of the seminars to get serious about becoming investors as well as to change the course of our lives and leave wealth for the coming family generation. I thank them, I appreciate them, I pray God's continued blessings and guidance on them and that they continue to educate all those who are interested in 'Change'.

Jackie M

My husband and I were first-time homebuyers.

Our mortgage banker referred us to Paul Horvath of Real People Realty when we started the home search. We are very grateful for this referral. Paul is willing to go above and beyond: once offering to explore the tiny crawl space of a house in order to check the foundation! He communicated with our mortgage banker and attorney every step of the way, which provided a very smooth and generally amazing experience for us! He was always honest about different features of a home and pointed out many issues that we would not have thought to notice. He is a very genuine person, personable and relatable while remaining professional. He did not simply try to sell us a house; he found us a home. Through the entire home-buying process and beyond, Paul proved to be not only a great realtor, but also grew to be a trusted advisor and friend.

Jillian C.

We met Paul Bednar when we decided to put our family home of 39+ years on the market.

Paul made our decision to do so, as well as the entire process of selling, very comfortable for both of us. His estimate of value was right on and his recommendations for staging, were both helpful and simple to carry out. Upon listing our home we had immediate responses, one of which resulted in the eventual sale. Paul continued to help us every step of the way, including legal assistance, inspection, needed corrections and the closing. We have since recommended Paul to friends who were also very satisfied with his service.

Roger and Sandy Anna

She was incredible.

She took the time to explain every detail to my wife and I. She stayed in touch and guided me through the process from start to finish. She was patient, understanding, and supportive. She really knows her business.

Cliff

Lydia was a great agent.

She was invested in finishing my property. She was organized and professional. Thanks to her I am a happy home owner. Thanks Lydia !!!

Marie Fulton

We really enjoyed working with Lee.

He was very attentive to what we were looking for. He is very professional and knowledgeable when giving advice on different listings. I’m glad I kept in touch Lee and Denise all these years.

Jaclyn Clark, New Lenox

Helped explain things to me.

Donny is such a wonderful person and very professional and serious about his work.

Adriana Castillo

She was incredible.

She took the time to explain every detail to my wife and I. She stayed in touch and guided me through the process from start to finish. She was patient, understanding, and supportive. She really knows her business.

Clifton Ferguson

I have work with Lee in the past and have always been very happy with the relationship and the results.

He is very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and professional. He gets back to your emails and calls very quickly and is always there to help. I like that he works with you on with your schedule, in this market if you don't get in to see something quickly it will probably be gone, Lee works with you and knows how important getting in quickly to see the properties is and has always done so. I would highly recommend calling Lee and having him as your agent. I have worked with him on and off for probably over 10 years and have never been disappointed. Lee if very easy to talk to and get ideas from. He speaks to you in a language you can understand and explains things in terms that make sense. I have used another broker or 2 many years ago but since meeting Lee and the people at his office I would never go anywhere else. Lee is not only a great broker but a very nice person. I don't think anyone could go wrong hiring him as an agent. He will always be there for you.

Linda Wardinski, New Lenox IL

Martyna is an incredible realtor and helped us through our experience of purchasing our first home.

She made us feel like family, answered all our questions and helped us make the best choice for our family. We felt very comfortable with Martyna and were so grateful for her expertise and accessibility. This process was almost TOO easy, thanks to Martyna! We recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone searching for their first home. Thank you, Martyna!

Dana and Dan M.

Martyna was very patient and helpful during the entire process.

She handheld us every step of the way and went out of her way to resolve concerns and queries.

Rajesh S.

I have known Nancy Calderon since 2007 when I bought her home for sale.

Also used her to see that home. I also am going to use her to sell my current home which I inherited from my parents and am in next year 2019. Very upbeat and caring.

Wendy - Lemont

Karen was an exceptional realtor.

She first showed us homes she felt would fit our requirements, until we zeroed in on one. She volunteered helpful information including that we request from the seller a radon test (which turned out was needed!). She offered local insight, provided us with links for information that would be beneficial and always there to answer ANY questions! Her upbeat demeanor and knowledge made her a valuable asset to us in our real estate purchase. We did work other realtors, but Karen stood heads above them! I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a new home!!!!

Lake Summerset Buyer

Nancy went above and beyond when helping us sell my parents' house!

My parents were already out of the house and I was an hour and a half away. Nancy was there for us to take care of all the local stuff. She was able to let different workers into the house, she recommended local workers, and even sold some of the items in the house for us! Nancy and her stager brought their own items in to stage the house. Nancy did a great job of coming up with the right price for the house. She put a ton of time into our sale and we couldn't have asked for a better, more responsive realtor! Nancy guided us through all the ins and outs of the selling process and was a great help with the inspection. Nancy is very dedicated and is a hard worker, as well as a very nice person! I would certainly recommend Nancy to anyone looking for a realtor.

Janice, Plainfield (Carillon)

Stella was amazing at helping me find properties at the drop of a hat.

This crazy market where houses were going under contract so fast made it difficult. But she never let that stand in the way of me going to see a property quickly. She was patient and understanding and so good at prompt communication both with buying and selling.

Linsey, Montgomery/Aurora

I highly recommend Marilyn Gates for her personal caring, professional, courteous, patient, and highly driven customer service skills.

You are in great hands for all your realty needs with Marilyn!

Kathy Moss-Harrington

Charlotte was the best we could have asked for, going above and beyond our expectations at every opportunity

Dan and Maeren Wrenn

Three words, best realtor ever!

I was recommended by a close friend to use Colleen and it was the best choice my husband and I could have made. I texted her and received a response almost instantly. Any house I showed her, she had an answer for me if we can go see it or not within minutes. Was so helpful in finding us a house and even gave us a great tip to what we could do with the walls in our house. Thank you Colleen for helping us find our dream home! I now recommend her to everyone!

Alexandra Wisniewski

When we began our search for the perfect home, we knew we would need the perfect realtor and we are so happy to have found both in this process.

Shawn was extremely knowledgeable, responsive to our questions and helpful in negotiating our purchase. Above all, we felt an extreme sense of trust with Shawn and it made an otherwise impersonal process feel safe for us. Shawn's expertise in the field is unmatched, and you can tell he truly wants the best for you and your family. We would recommend Shawn to our closet friends and family with ANY real estate need. Thank you Shawn and Real People Realty

Sean & Jess

We worked with Shawn to sell our condo and buy our single-family home simultaneously.

He was the consummate professional and took our concerns to heart. We were nervous about the entire process and when we asked a question he did not have the answer to, he made sure to take the time and steps to get us the answer. Never at any time did we feel that our business and time wasn't valued or his top priority. He's a straight-shooter that doesn't engage in the real estate games you often hear nightmare stories about. We would recommend Shawn to any of our friends, family and colleagues and we'll absolutely call him again if we're ever looking to enter the market in the future.

Jen

First time home buyer and Lydia was extremely helpful and had answers for all of my many questions.

Eric Foytik

"I have recently purchased my first house and could not have done it without the expert services provided by Karen Pioch.

From start to finish, Karen Pioch guided me though a smooth and satisfying process. Karen Pioch just gets it. Karen was able to truly understand my needs and make what could be a very difficult and exhausting process into one that is very simple. Karen Pioch is highly motivated, professional and gets the job done so that you don't have to worry about it. I highly recommend that you consider Karen Pioch to lead the way in your next home buying experience."

Steven, Chicago, Buyer

Monica is very pleasant to work with, professional, and responsive.

Thank you Monica for helping us find our new home. We are excited… to make it our own. May Gods bless you always.

Emily and Matt

Being a first time home buyer can be confusing and scary!

Working with Paul made our first time home buying experience go down without a hitch. Paul is very informative and works very hard to ensure you have an understanding of how home buying works, what to expect as well as what to look out for. Paul showed us many many homes, but we were NEVER pressured and NEVER felt rushed into a home. On the contrary, Paul even advised us against a few. My wife and I have very odd and conflicting work schedules, but Paul was great at working around that. Once we found our dream home, Paul worked tirelessly to get the deal done. My wife and I joke about wanting to buy another house just to hang out with Paul again. He's just that great. I recommend him to everyone I know.

Daniel V.

Paul is a professional with a heart.

He was patient and helpful as I looked at house after house during a very stressful time in my life. He is experienced and his advice was completely on target. I would recommend Paul to anyone looking for property in the south,southwest or western suburbs.

Carol M.

Nancy was very helpful in our buying process.

She had recommendations for mortgage specialists, home inspectors and closing lawyers. Made the process easier.

Carol - Joliet Investment

This is the second time I've used Stella to buy a home and the first time working with her on selling.

Stella makes the entire process as easy as it can be when making one of lifes biggest decisions. I couldn't ask for a better agent!

Tim Hampton, Bolingbrook

Denise and her team are awesome!

! They helped me with everything! I couldn't have asked for better! I wasn't treated like a client, I was treated like family! Thank you for everything!!

Rose Rogers

Karen was outstanding in the sale of our home and purchase of our new home.

Knaack Family Davis, IL

Rebecca Rohan's knowledge, service, patience, and work ethic were second to none.

We had her driving all over the Chicagoland area and she demonstrated consistent flexibility and unwavering knowledge. I would recommend Rebecca to anyone looking to buy a home, especially first time buyers who need someone who can communicate clearly and patiently through the whole complex process.

Mike W.

"My response to my agent Paul Bednar .

. . He's Fabulous! He explains well . . . he offers advice, information and choices and helps with decisions until the decision to make becomes clear. His communication is concise and articulate. He willingly helps/does what needs to happen to make the task work . . . ie . . . he offered to drop by my house and pick up a contract because it wasn't going well on the computer . . . he's flexible, and he forgives easily when my task doesn't go smoothly, and he's always professional. Selling my condo . . . we got an offer and a contract for the asking price . . . I'm very pleased. We just closed on the house I bought yesterday. He brought me a beautiful mum to celebrate! I vote FABULOUS for Paul Bednar! "

Sharon LeCount

Charley is amazing, she has 25 plus years experience as a realtor and knows how to get your home sold.

She has an energy that is contagious and is wonderful to work with. She can walk into your house, make a few suggestions on small improvements to get your house sold quickly. I worked with Charley on a house she was putting on the market and she had a contract within 2 or 3 days from when she listed the house. I would highly recommend Charley, she really is the best, !

Kristin Rosko

They were amazing!

! The process to purchase my first home was truly not pleasant. I am so thankful it is over with. Gary did his best to keep my spirits high and thoroughly informed on matters that I was confused about. Jenny was amazing when looking for places for my sons and I. She truly thought about their well-being and my overall goal. I consider them family. Coming to their seminars they host for the residents in my old community was truly what I needed to get my feet wet and take that leap to homeownership. I followed their advice along with my personal therapist and now I AM A HOMEOWNER AND LANDLORD. They didn't stop checking on me once I closed. .They continue to send me reliable information to keep my head in the right place business wise. I am grateful for them and will recommend them to others especially first time buyers. Your passion is truly to help others become home owners and it shows in the amount of time and energy you pour into us. I am at peace knowing that I have a place to call my own and my boys have a place that they may grow up. I will be working with them in the future for another property. I know there is more they may teach me. Sending love your way RED.

Dominique S.

Great realtor, great person, and great services.

Was looking out for my best interest as well as working with my needs. He was able to provide accurate and proficient information with any questions or concerns I had when it came to looking for my new home. Very thorough in his work and was able to work with seller for my needs as well. I can and will highly recommend Paul to anyone in need of any realty services as well as working with him in the future

Marcus T.

Stella understood our needs from the beginning.

She listened to our needs and promptly assisted with Home Staging and Professional Photography. We felt well informed and taken care of through the negotiations and earned Top Dollar for our house in one weekend! Thank you Stella for making this a wonderful experience for us, so glad we had you on our side!

Elizabeth, Oswego

Buying a home is a very big and important step.

I was a first time home buyer who didn’t know much about what to expect. Francisco was more then an agent trying to sell me a house. Francisco took all the time needed to explain everything I had questions about even if it didn’t pertain to him. Francisco really took the time to listen to what me and my husband looked for in a home. Francisco never pushed us into buying a home we didn’t like he made us feel as his priority at all times. I could have not been anymore grateful to have had him as an agent yet more like a friend who helped us find our dream home. House Buyer Closed Aug '19 116 Strieff Ave, Chicago Heights, IL $142K • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1354 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer

Juan Gutierrez and Daisy Gutierrez

"Paul assisted in the sale of our home in July 2018.

His knowledge and experience in the specialized market of Elgin’s historical homes allowed him to provide key insights throughout the sale process. We began working with Paul a month prior to putting the house on the market, which allowed us time to act upon his various recommendations for prepping and staging our home. The results were captured beautifully by his top-notch photographer and provided for an appealing listing that quickly drew the attention of prospective buyers."

Chris and Rebekah Berry

He did a great job for me.

Was understanding to my needs and the price of the home as well. If I wanted to see same same house twice he took me back. I would recommend him to my family and friends.

Majka

Stella is an amazing person.

Top notch. Listens to your needs and wants and finds you the perfect home. She works from heart . You will not find a better agent.

Ray from Oswego

I would like to say thank you to Jenny and Gary for giving us information about homebuying.

it really helps me get motivated about the things that I'm doing. very informative and resourceful. looking forward on working with you for my homebuying journey. "Hello, I enjoyed the entrepreneur seminar that was presented on January 27, 2021. I learned that it's possible to build multiple streams of income. I look forward to attending upcoming seminars in the near future".

Abel L.

Thank you so much for all your help; we truly appreciate it.

You made our first time buying a home as stress free and easy as possible. The fact that you were always there to answer all our questions from start to finish was a huge help. Your patience and quick responses made us feel very secure in using you as an agent. Having had a very unfavorable experience with another agent early in our search, we were well aware of the pitfalls and stress of having an agent who was not as qualified or motivated. Therefore, we knew how lucky we were when we found you! From looking at houses to offering to closing, we could not have been more pleased with your service. Thank you so much. We will continue to highly recommend you to everyone we know interested in buying or selling.

Brandon G.

Karen Pioch made us feel comfortable and confident with her.

She is very knowledgable of the real estate business. She is professional and at the same time a good friend. She knew we were under pressure to sell because our new house was finished and we needed to close on it. She worked quickly, scheduled two open houses which resulted in a sale.We closed on both houses the same day. We are so grateful for Karens quick work, professionalism and friendliness.

Jeri and Bob Elliott Lake Summerset IL

"I believed her to be honest and capable of handling all aspects of marketing the property.

I was not disappointed. Also, she kept me posted on a continuing basis, offered sound suggestions which I followed. Would hire her again and would recommend her to others if the chance arises. She was tops. In short, it was excellent."

Jim, Lake Summerset, Seller

Karen Pioch represented us with the sale of our home.

Other realtors in the area had worked with us and most did little and accomplished nothing. Karen did a great job with advertising, listing information, open houses and continued working until the house was sold. I highly recommend her skills as a real estate agent and her diligent hard work. Please call her if you want to sell your home.

Elaine Kisser, Lake Summerset

Lee and Denise were awesome!

They were very knowledgeable and understanding to me and my fiancé needs and wants. They were very patient when we decided we needed more time to look. I went through two different agents and were amazed at the help they gave us. I have already gave Lee and Denise info out to my family and friends so when they are ready to buy, my family will use them. I have nothing but good things to say about Lee and Denise. Thanks for helping me find my new home!

Alex, Monee

I've been on this journey for a long time and I've been to too many seminars but this is the best seminar I attended so far!

It was very helpful and informative for all other courses and seminars I attended this is the best seminar. I learned a lot and my questions were being answered directly by Gary. I'm looking forward to the next seminar.

Ms.Crumpton

Karen sold my home, even though she had to split the commission with the buyers realtor, it was her who showed it to them and got it sold!

Colleen Greene, Lake Summerset

Lee and Denise helped us get a great deal on our new place.

They answered all of our questions, kindly guided us through the inspection process, and were very supportive at closing.

Bridget Garrett, Mokena

Literally best realtor!

Kind,helpful, and extremely patient!Colleen helped me purchase my first home earlier this year and I couldn’t be happier! Besides being on top of everything she was always making sure I was informed every step of the way. She made such a complicated process so easy! I definitely will and do recommend her to everyone who is thinking about buying a house. I could never thank you enough!

Kanisha Rodriguez

"She provided excellent comps, was friendly and very easy to work with.

My property was under contract in 3 days."

Stacy, Schamburg, Seller

I believed her to be honest and capable of handling all aspects of marketing the property.

I was not disappointed. Also, she kept me posted on a continuing basis, offered sound suggestions which I followed. Would hire her again and would recommend her to others if the chance arises. She was tops. In short, it was excellent.

Jim Gibson, Lake Summerset

I was referred to Jennifer thru my big sister.

The minute we spoke on the phone her dedication to me never stopped. She stood by my side. She even waited on me to get something situated on my credit. I grew a great bond with Jennifer & Gary. They are truly the best. After the sweat tears n efforts of never giving up and learning how to be completely humble and patient. I closed on a 6 bed room 3 bath house Feb 2021. I consider myself fortunate. I purchased my house in the winter and moved in. This will be something everlasting to me. Jennifer n Gary I thank you for being there for me. May God continue to Bless you and I pray that you prosper and are abundantly Blessed. Love y’all

M. White

We found Karen to be very knowledgeable and diligent in her handling of all aspects of our real estate dealings with her!

Every aspect of the sale and closing was done with integrity and proficiency. I would surely recommend Karen Pioch to anyone in our area.

Jim & Faye Meier, Lake Summerset, IL

Working with Paul was great.

I like his laid back style and attention to details. Even though our house was not historic and a condo...he knew the market and our condo sold in 2 weeks!! He was always there to answer a phone call! Although we are never moving again....I would highly recommend Paul Bednar for all your Realtor needs!!! *****

Laura Schreiner

Monica is simply the best.

She is kind and professional. I was a first time homebuyer and she walked us through the entire process. She was in contact almost daily and very responsive to our messages, calls and questions. She found listed homes… for us and we also sent her a few we found. She took us to see many properties. She spent many evenings and weekends showing us homes in different parts of the city. She was punctual and always showed up to our appointments. She was beyond patient. When we put in an offer, she was in frequent contact with the seller and our attorney. Again, her correspondence frequency and response time exceeded our expectations. She also checked in and asked “how are you doing?” throughout the home buying process. I highly recommend Monica if you are looking to buy a home.

Margaret

Stella went above and beyond to get us a great sale!

She was amazing through the negotiating process, and really went out of her way to calm all of our nerves!

Casale, Aurora

As listing agent for a short-selling homeowner, this office relies heavily on our Realtors in our negotiations to gain short sale approval.

I found Charlotte to be ON TOP the the game with her documentation to support property value, and diligent marketing efforts. I could not have gained the approval, and won this short sale for our mutual client without the seamless teamwork of Charley Gallovitch.

Adeline Lewis

We give Dustin a 5 out of 5.

Chris (Alsip)

Dana was professional, skilled and provide a tremendous among of resources and was well prepared for each and every Condo visit.

Charles Holmes-Hope

Lee and Denise ARE OUTSTANDING!

!!!!!!!!!!

Tom, Frankfort

"Karen was great to work with, helping us through the stress of selling.

She has a unique marketing approach, different from other local realtors, which helped sell our house. She was always responsive immediately to any communications and we appreciate her hard work on our behalf."

Harry & Vicki, Huntley, Seller

House Buyer Closed Apr '19 Chicago Heights, IL $62K • 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 908 Sq.

Ft. • 1st Time BuyerFrancisco was of great help, he was very patient and professional. I highly recommend his services!

Adriana Valle

"Paul made selling our Victorian painted lady a cinch!

With the gorgeous pictures he had taken for the listing, we got several excellent offers right away and we had signed an agreement of sale within a couple of weeks after putting it on the market! Paul was knowledgeable, accessible, and extremely responsive throughout the process. As someone who has renovated several historic houses in the neighborhood himself, he knows all the ins and outs of older home construction and is also an expert in the local market. We would recommend Paul's services without reservation and would return to him in a heartbeat!"

Catherine and Chris Arne

Stella was great and understood what motivated us and ran with it.

Stella was always available and prompt with her responses as well as following up. Stella was great and we highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Danielle Brown, Aurora

Karen was great to work with, helping us through the stress of selling.

She has a unique marketing approach, different from other local realtors, which helped sell our house. She was always responsive immediately to any communications and we appreciate her hard work on our behalf.

Vicki & Harry Engelstad, Lake Summerset, IL

Monica is an expert at finding what the costumer needs and wants.

In one year she helped me and my mom find houses in our budgets. Due to Monica's diligence and eye for detail we both got luxurious homes in prime Chicago neighborhoods… for under a fourth of our incomes. She found my mom a condo in a gated community in Sauganash. She also found me a palatial single family home in Mt. Greenwood for less than $200 K. Monica goes above and beyond for her customers and leaves no rock unturned.

Rob

Moving, buying, and selling is an extremely stressful process.

Very appreciative to have Lee and Denise's help along the way. They were quick to answer questions, offer advice, and provide all the help we needed along the way. Our comments apply equally to Lee & Denise. Great team.

Matt & Bridget Garrett, Frankfort, IL

I learned so much from the seminar it was very informative and for sure I will recommend it to others.

Latasha G.

I’ve dealt with Lydia professionally on multiple occasions.

I have yet to find a harder worker. She went above and beyond for me and my business. I would use her again in a New York minute. It would not hesitate to pass her information onto anyone looking for a home.

Benjamin Perakis

Colleen was an AMAZING realtor!

Our house sold for full asking price before it even went on the market!!!! She was there for us every step of the way! She was also fabulous at helping us to purchase our new property! Day or night, Colleen was available to answer questions!!! You can’t go wrong using Colleen as your realtor!

Stephanie Gallagher

Karen was an exceptional realtor.

She first showed us homes she felt would fit our requirements, until we zeroed in on one. She volunteered helpful information including that we request from the seller a radon test (which turned out was needed!). She offered local insight, provided us with links for information that would be beneficial and always there to answer ANY questions! Her upbeat demeanor and knowledge made her a valuable asset to us in our real estate purchase. We did work other realtors, but Karen stood heads above them! I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a new home!!!!

Lake Summerset Buyer

Incredibly helpful, knew what he was talking about and got me incredible deal on my new house.

Thank you so much for helping with my deal. You're the best.

Issac

Karen was outstanding in the sale of our home and purchase of our new home.

Knaack Family Davis, IL

Shawn helped me find the perfect home and I couldn't be happier!

Shawn made the experience so easy and enjoyable! I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a home!

M Ourth

Lukasz is an amazing realtor and has such great knowledge throughout the entire process.

I would highly recommend him to anyone who is searching for a realtor. His work is outstanding and he was always available if needed for a showing or a quick question. We couldn’t imagine any other realtor assisting us on our home buying journey.

Emmily

Wonderful, positive, and hard-working are just a few words to describe the type of person Charlotte Davis is.

She will listen to your needs and help in any way that she can. She is a leader, role model, and an all-around amazing person. Working with Charlotte you can expect to be greeted with a smile and a ton of laugher. I encourage anyone looking for a new home no matter the reason to work with Charlotte.

Kanitra Williams

Karen Pioch was always available through e-mail or phone.

She worked very hard promoting the property through open houses and professional photos on the web.

Sharilyn Willer, Davis, IL

Lydia is amazing!

! I was looking for a house about 6mnths before I found her with another realtor not getting anywhere. She was attentive and responsive even referred me to a lender that was great! Thank you! 🧡

Jessica N

When we decided to buy a home, we knew little about the real estate market.

So, we contacted a friend who had recently bought a home; he referred us to Paul. Paul did an awesome job helping through the process. Once we told Paul where we were financially, and the kind of house we were looking for, he immediately connected us with a financial adviser. With the help of the financial adviser, we were able to select the right loan, reduce our closing cost and also get the best rate available. The financial adviser continually help us until our loan closed. When it came to finding the house, Paul was honest, courteous, and professional. For each home we looked at, Paul gave us advice about the pros and cons -- structure, taxes, age, size, etc. With his knowledge of home building, Paul checked out and informed us of potential problems or benefits. He was never pushy. Once we picked a house, Paul stayed on top of the buying processing; we were very happy with his work. Paul was always ready to help and answer our questions (even when he was on vacation); we were very comfortable working with Paul. I would recommend Paul to anyone looking to buy a home.

Paul S.

"Karen helped me every step of the way.

Solved all of my concerns about thru out our entire journey. Karen was especially on the job to get the closings to work I thank the Lord that Karen was my agent I couldn’t have done it without her"

Lorna, Huntley, Seller/Buyer

Paul Bednar was our first choice for a realtor because we were familiar with the homes he owned, renovated and sold throughout the past several years.

We knew that he was knowledgeable about the historic homes in Elgin, the area in which we were looking to purchase. Paul’s eye for the details in older homes was helpful when we purchased our 100-year-old brick tudor. It only took one day of viewing homes with him to find the right one for us. In total, the whole process only took six weeks before moving into our new home, a feat accomplished because Paul closely monitored the progress of the lender and attorneys. Paul is also a wonderful landscape architect and convinced us to not cut down an overgrown tree in the front yard, but rather trim it up. In fact, a day after we moved in, he brought his saws over and did the trimming himself. Now that it is spring we are so glad he saved it, because it is a beautiful Magnolia. We recommend Paul Bednar – Real People Realty, to anyone looking for the best home buying or selling experience possible!

Dave and Bridget Schutt

"Karen has been more than helpful and has went the extra yard to meet our needs.

Great Job!"

Jeff, Roscoe, Buyer

‘Moh and I worked with Paul Bednar as a dual real estate agent and it worked very well, he knew a lot about the house and was very helpful.

Paul was recommended because he knows a lot about Elgin’s historic houses, but he was great with any listings, and he really seems to know Elgin better than others. He was especially helpful online since we were out of state most of the time while looking for a house and most of the process was handled by phone/email. This was not a problem for Paul and I recommend him highly as a realtor. I look forward to the next time.’

Mark Thayer

Paul Bednar did an excellent job in marketing and selling our home in Montague Forest, Elgin, Il.

It sold in 10 days and closed on a helpful schedule. With Paul's assistance, the house was beautifully staged and shown with inviting photographs. His astute pricing and negotiating with the buyer's agent was right on and we received 94% of the asking price. He also made helpful referrals of professional workmen to make minor repairs. We were well pleased and highly recommend Paul Bednar.

Wil and Joyce Nolen

I have nothing but amazing things to say about Shawn!

My fiancé and I were first time home buyers and he stood by us throughout the whole process and treated us as top priority. He was always available to answer every question we had, no matter how big or small. He was always open and receptive when we sent him over properties we were interested in and he made sure we saw it all! Shawn found us our dream first home! Nothing we found ourselves could even compare to the amazing properties he found for us! Thank you so much again, Shawn! You will absolutely be our first phone call when we’re ready to do it all over again!

Alex

I recently purchased my first home.

At first I was full of mixed emotions and worry until I talked to Paul Horvath. Having Paul as my realtor was the best decision I could have made. Going above and beyond to make sure I'm happy with my decision and to guide me away from bad ones. The complete process was unbelievably easy, and I was never rushed or pushed into doing anything I didn't want to. Without hesitation, I recommend Paul to everyone I know looking to buy or sell. Thank you for all you have done for me

Adnan D.

Karen went above and beyond in advertising our property along with doing regular open houses and keeping me advised on advertising activities including number of people checking our listing.

Elaine Kisser

Stella was amazing!

As first time home buyers she was very patient and helpful through the whole process. We couldn't be happier with all her work!

Jessica, Aurora IL

We first met Karen at an open house she was holding last year.

We felt comfortable with her and subsequently looked at some other homes with her. Although that didn't work out we called her again two months ago and this time it did. We especially appreciate Karen's firsthand knowledge of this community and the association that manages the lake. "Things here work on lake time" she stressed to us when we got impatient with the pace of progress. We look forward to making that transition!!"

D&D, Lake Summerset, Buyer

Lee and Denise helped us get a great deal on our new place.

They answered all of our questions, kindly guided us through the inspection process, and were very supportive at closing.

Bridget Garrett, Mokena

"Karen Pioch was always available through e-mail or phone.

She worked very hard promoting the property through open houses and professional photos on the web."

Shari, Lake Summerset, Seller

We are extremely blessed and thankful for the support and guidance Jenny and Gary have provided for us.

We are proud owners of our first home, thanks to their efforts, insight, experience and friendliness. We're able to get the home we were looking for, in the budget we could afford, and in an area which turned out to be great for our family. Thank you so much for guiding us through the entire process and providing the resources for us to see our dream come to fruition. We consider them family because they followed up with us on our new home and are now helping us sell another property. Thank you so much and God bless!

Upkong's

Lee and Denise were very knowledgeable and trustworthy Real Estate Agents.

I highly recommend their services to family and friends.

Mario Barrientos Monee IL

Bought a home She helped in every step of the process.

She had the patients to show us dozens of houses in the shopping phase. She was very resourceful. One of her referrals included a mortgage broker who gave us a fantastic rate, plus an excellent home inspector. When we found a house, she was professional and a great advocate. Has great negotiation skills. She pushed for us to get $3,000 of repairs as well as getting them to fix all of the outlets and painting the cracks on our balcony ceiling. Closing was really smooth. After we closed, she gave us a binder filled with organizations that can help with any opportunity to improve the place. Ultimately, we couldn't be happier with our new home.. Everything went really smooth for us. Monica Cintron shows not only professionalism, but that she cares about her clients.

Sharon A.

Best of Yelp We have worked with Brenda twice now, once to purchase our home and once to sell our rental property.

She is great to deal with, down to earth, and always had our best interests in mind. When we purchased our home, she navigated the process and helped us come out on top in a multiple offers situation on the perfect house for our family. When it came time we needed to sell our rental property that we were having a hard time getting a new renter, again we called Brenda. We followed her advice and  not only did we sell the house quickly, but for significantly more than we thought was possible! Both huge benefits as an additional month without a renter / sale would cost us money we couldn't afford to lose. Thank you again!

Eric Bosi

A HUGE shot out to Charley for selling my house, you were amazing.

I originally was selling my house by owner and unfortunately when the appraisal came in, it was $65,000 less then the agreed price of my house. I reached out to Charley and we both agreed that my house was listed for a fair price and we new the appraisal was completely off.. Charley did her research on the comps in my area we decided to list my house for $5,000 more than I did by owner. Not only did I get asking price for my house but I got $10,000 over asking price. Our next challenge would be the appraisal so I thought. Charley was on sight and presented info to the inspector about the comps in my area and pointed out all the updates in my house. Thanks to Charlie the appraisal came in at the price we had a contract for ($80,000 more than the previous appraisal), she helped make this entire process seamless. I would highly recommend Charley to everyone!!!!

Kristin Rosko Five Stars all the WAY!!

My mom had recommended Lee and Denise to me after having a great experience.

I found that Lee and Denise were incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and kind people. They were easy to get ahold of and available for questions. I would absolutely work with them again and reccomend them to my family and friends.

Caitlin, Tinley Park

We first met Karen at an open house she was holding last year.

We felt comfortable with her and subsequently looked at some other homes with her. Although that didn't work out we called her again two months ago and this time it did. We especially appreciate Karen's firsthand knowledge of this community and the association that manages the lake. "Things here work on lake time" she stressed to us when we got impatient with the pace of progress. We look forward to making that transition!!

D&D Schmitz Lake Summerset

Movers just arrived.

I've been here for 2 hours and I'm pinching myself. Can't believe we own this home. Thank you!

Caroline P.

My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Paul.

We often tell people that we, "lucked out," getting to work with him. In addition to him understanding the ins and outs of real estate processes, he is also knowledgeable about proper building codes and home functionality. We appreciated how he used his knowledge to offer us excellent guidance and future maintenance advice. Overall, our experience with Paul was enjoyable and fruitful. We cannot recommend him enough.

Courtney C.

I am most grateful for the time you both took out of your busy schedules to share your knowledge about the different avenues with the rest of us.

It was a pleasure for me as I interacted with others of like minds. I am being introduced to the right people to assist in the area of business that I would like to venture. God is good. Thanks once again so very much for sharing with us your time, passion, inspiration, guidance and knowledge. God's continued blessings to you both. You are valuable.

Jocelyn H.

I found Yvette responsive to my needs and request.

I am a disabled veteran and she concerned herself with safety in the housing type, the community and availability of public transportation. Yvette negotiated so that I wouldn't have to pay any closing cost and she was able to secure "me" a check of over $4,000.00 at closing. I have already referred two friends to her and will continue to recommend Yvette to friends purchasing housing. Yvette was able to successfully complete my housing search and close in less than three months (an amazing accomplishment)! She is a miracle worker

Mr. Hassan

If anyone I know needs a realtor, I will be giving them Shawn’s information, without question.

I had interviewed 3 realtors when I decided to sell my home and downsize to a smaller one. Shawn’s knowledge, professionalism and demeanor made my realtor choice an easy one. Shawn is incredibly responsive to calls and text messages, you will never be left waiting for a reply. Shawn is also very understanding and patient with questions. He helped walk me through several complicated scenarios during my sale and my purchase giving me the perspective I needed to make a good decision and I couldn’t be happier with my new home. During the entire process I always felt like a priority, and while Shawn is professional his is also funny and personable. Thank you again Shawn for all your guidance and I will let you know when I make it to Red Rocks!!

Donna

We had first contacted Martyna back in 2016 when we were thinking of selling.

We didn't end up listing then, but her service, insight and overall professionalism was so good that we kept her in mind for when we were ready to sell this year. She was upfront and honest in her assessment, never overpromising any outcome or situation and really helpful in helping us weigh our options when the time came. The process was smooth and she was always helpful, knowledgeable and responsive.

Joe and Rachel M.

Karen was great.

Highly recommended!

Jim, Lake Summerset Buyer

Paul is a great agent.

Paul was patient and continued to view several homes with us. Even when we had snow coming up to our knees! Through the whole process of the offer, contract, inspection and closing, Paul was there whenever we needed. If I had a question, or didn't understand the terminology, I could always get a hold of him for the answer. He's a great Realtor and has become a good friend during the process. Paul will always make sure to give you his 100%. I would recommend him to everyone, and I will be!

Nikol G.

Three years ago I met Gary and Jennifer at the free seminar they hosted at my neighborhood library.

They left a flyer on my door and I challenged myself to go. I’ve been wanting to buy for a very long time but I kept waiting. Though I didn’t buy right away after meeting them I learned so much over the years until I got to the point where I had to ask myself, what are you waiting for? Over these years of answering my questions and never getting paid for that time, these two awesome individuals/ duo never forced me into buying before I was ready. Any questions that I had they answered and if they didn’t know they researched and got back to me. The thing that I love most about these two individuals is that they truly care about their clients and I now call them family. Thank you Gary and Jennifer for being amazing at what you do and wonderful people. I will 1000% recommend these two to anyone that is looking to buy and learn.

Crystal A.

Lee is an awesome realtor.

His knowledge of selling our home and the value it would bring was tremendous. His professionalism and his knowledge of the market was impressive. His caring and attentive attitude was refreshing. He always was available to answer any questions or concerns we had. His partner Denise was also wonderful to work with. We always knew they both had our best interest in mind. Would highly recommend this dynamic duo. In fact I already have!

David and Jaynee Crete Illinois

The last home I bought was 44 years ago and I was not prepared for all of the difficulties and hurdles that a buyer has to go through in today's home buying market.

Paul's knowledge and experience was a life saver as we went thought the difficult process of buying this home. They were a couple of times I felt like just giving up on the whole process, but Paul hung in there with me and kept encouraging me that it would all work out. He was correct it did all work out. I feel that you could not find a better real estate agent anywhere.

John R.

Lukasz is the best realtor, have knowledge of everything that you may wanna know in any house whether concerns he will really put you at ease.

Always on time for showings and schedule them at the appropriate time. You will never go wrong with him. Thanks to him, he helped us find our home not only once but twice.

Oscar

If I gave a full 5 star report, I would not expect you the reader to take it seriously.

We tried several realtors over the past decade to sell our home. Charley came in, said what we can expect, how long it should take, and she was on the money nearly to the day. She was the only person to price it right, with the right expectations and get it done! Dealing with her was like working with a friend. Kind, professional and full of experience. I'd recommend her to you, and I don't even know you, that's how confident I am in her.

Terry Archer

"Since l was a first time home owner, the entire process was new to me.

Charlotte Gallovitch helped every step of the way, was professional, yet very comfortable to work with. She educated me about all the different procedures and was instrumental in actually steering me into a house l love. When we first started looking at places, she listened to my requests, but offered suggestions that l didn't think could be an option. l'm so happy she did. Everything about my new place is better than l had imagined it would be. l would highly recommend Charlotte to anyone looking for a realtor!"

Stephen Milen

Nancy Calderon is awesome!

I can't say enough about her. She is knowledgeable, VERY patient, efficient and fantastic! After a long and countless search we final found our home and Nancy was amazing through it all! (We were picky) She put us at ease, listened to our wants, needs and concerns she found us the PERFECT home! I will DEFINITELY recommend Nancy to anyone that is in the market!"Less

Cathy - Plainfield

Karen has been more than helpful and has went the extra yard to meet our needs.

Great Job!

Jeff Schonning, Lake Summerset , IL

"Karen sold my home, even though she had to split the commission with the buyers realtor, it was her who showed it to them and got it sold!

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Colleen, Lake Summerset, Seller

It was a true delight having Francisco on my team!

He took the time to get to know me and hence was able to provide true assistance during my home buying experience. I will definitely recommend Francisco and will use his services again in the near future. House Buyer Closed Oct '19 2024 185th St, Lansing, IL $200K • 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2413 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer

Hyaline Robinson

Lydia is a wonderful agent!

Very professional and friendly. Lydia was very accommodating to our schedule.. she even went out of her way on a rainy Sunday evening for a last minute showing of a home my husband and I were interested in! Lydia is very knowledgeable and always took time to answer all of our questions.

Kelly Hernandez

Brandi Evans-Seiwert helped us find a rental home.

She was very professional helping us find exactly what we were looking for. Anytime we needed her for anything, she responded quickly. We are going to buy a home in a year or so and are definitely going to contact her. We recommend you give her a call.

Randi N.

I love the way they present info.

It was very informative and they answered all questions. They also gave more information about FHA, Student loans and 203K.

Nikole C.

Helped me rent a Apartment home in Chicago, IL.

Monica worked tirelessly for my family to find our current residence. She really listened to my families' needs and worked within my tight budget. She also shared about the community so that we could make a confident and informed decision.

Gloria D.

"Charley was amazing in all aspects of the process and we will be recommending her to anyone we know who needs a realtor!

Again, Charley was absolutely amazing!"

Chris from Darien

Karen is an asset to her professional.

She is always on top of her game. Her knowledge of houses and real estate, especially of a particular area is one of the best. She was in tune to our needs and knew what we needed and needed to see. Her skills to hone in on particulars of a house that fit our needs and wants were right on target. We would highly recommend her for your real estate needs in the Chicagoland area and outlying areas. Don't hesitate to use her skills for your next sell or purchase. We look forward to working with her again.

Paul and Diane Lake Summerset

Nancy Calderon was amazing!

She knew exactly what we wanted and listened to our needs. We couldn’t be happier with our home in downtown Naperville! The location is perfect!! Thank you, Nancy!!

Kristy - Naperville

My mom had recommended Lee and Denise to me after having a great experience.

I found that Lee and Denise were incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and kind people. They were easy to get ahold of and available for questions. I would absolutely work with them again and reccomend them to my family and friends.

Caitlin, Tinley Park

Paul was exceptionally helpful in our search for the perfect home.

He was patient and listened to our wants and needs in a house. Always willing to answer our questions and show us the way. Paul’s expertise and intimate knowledge of homes were valuable in our search. Thanks to Paul, we are now living in the house of our dreams and we will be forever grateful.

Laura and Maury

I dealt with Denise known for many years bought my first home from her very professional polite and quick to respond to any of my questions

Adrian, Lansing

Monica es una persona con mucha esperiencia, muy profesional ella nos alludo a encontrar la casa que andabamos buscando, yo a Monica difinitibamente si la boy a recomendar con personas que neseciten de su alluda, yo le doy mas de 10 estrellas !

! Gracias Monica! Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Skokie, IL. Local knowledge Process expertise Responsiveness Negotiation skills

Miguel y Eliud

Thank you for going above and beyond with our requests.

Everything we wanted and needed was met and we are grateful we found our first family home.

Heather S.

Very knowledgeable, Professional and made time to address all of my home buying needs.

Also, an expert in transactions that involves U.S. Military Veterans.

K.Lee

"Karen took us to see at least 30 houses, possibly more, and each day we went out she had a plan consisting of 5-8 houses we would see that day.

As time went on and we saw more houses, Karen clearly understood what we were looking for and began tailoring the suggested showings to our preferences which ultimately led to us buying a house after our first offer fell through on the inspection. Karen was very helpful inside the house letting us know things that may have to be addressed, how much time/work/money we might have to invest in a house to meet our preferences, comparable listings/sales in the area, a suggested opening offer, and general pros and cons of the houses we were seeing. Karen was also a great person to spend all that time with as she is very knowledgeable, nice, personable, funny, etc. I did not feel pressured to buy a house I did not want to buy. Karen was also very helpful with the offer, negotiations and closing processes. Karen would always get us documents we needed in a timely fashion including at night, and on Superbowl Sunday, to make sure our offer was in as soon as possible. Karen is a great realtor and I would suggest her to anyone."

Patrick, Chicago, Buyer

"Karen Pioch was very active in making sure our house sold even though the market was slow at the beginning.

We are very happy with our experience working with her."

Joyce, Lake Summerset, Seller

Dustin was very helpful throughout the entire process.

Being first time homeowners, we needed someone that would remain patient and guide us through the process. Dustin was very knowledgeable and very easy to communicate with.

Gabriela (Oak Lawn)

Absolutely a great realtor!

Helped me so much along the whole process and explain every detail or doubt I had! I will definitely recommend to family and friends!! House Buyer Closed Oct '18 34 Circle Dr, Dixmoor, IL $52K • 3 Bed, 1 Bath, 960 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer https://www.redfin.com/real-estate-agents/fgonzalez/reviews/1386455

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