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Managing Broker Owner, Managing Broker Illinois (14 years experience)
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Bolingbrook, IL.
My wife and I used Ben Kastein of Advantage Realty to help us find a new home. We had a goal of finding a home that was priced under the market value in a stable neighborhood. Ben's partner, Bob Hudetz even filled in for Ben once for a showing of a home when Ben's schedule made him unavailable on short notice. Bob spent several hours with us showing the home and willingly shared his considerable knowledge of how to evaluate a property being considered.
Ben was always available to answer question or offer advice and helped us through the new complex mortgage and closing processes. He even offered assistance in finding contractors to do a considerale amount of updating we are doing to the home.
Advantage Realty's market knowledge and "customer first" attitude makes them, in my opinion a first rate organization.
Mr. Bob Huedtz has done a wonderful job in finding a home for us. He's always followed up on every house we bid on. He did a terrific job in executing the closing of our house. My husband and I have highly recommended him to our family and friends and now to you-the reader.
Ben was referred to us about month before our relocation date. While we were still living in Oklahoma, he sent daily emails with properties for us to consider. We were able to rate them and keep track of our favorites. When the time got closer, we set up a day/time to view the homes. Ben made the day a pleasure! He was extremely organized, helpful and knowledgable. Once we found a place we loved, Ben got our application to the owners quickly, and took care of all the details! He returned every email and phone call quickly and seemed genuinely happy to help us! Ben made our lives so much easier, and took away some of the stress of moving! We couldn't have been happier with his service!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Glenview, IL.
We worked with Bob Hudetz and his support team. It was evident from the beginning that Bob really knows the market place and his practical experince really made a big difference in selling our home. He was focussed on the getting the best results possible and ultimately delivered even better results than we anticipated. It was a pleasure having Bob as our agent and I would recommend him highly as a selling or a buying agent. Two thumbs up for Team Hudetz.
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in South Park, Aurora, IL 60505
We had a showing set up for 11am. I talked to him about it on the phone and emailed him upon request to confirm. 11:11, I called figuring he might be late. Called a couple more times and at 11:30 got a call back saying we had "crossed our signals" and that he would call me right back. He called back about 5 minutes later and said he didn't get the email confirmation and would not be able to make it before the front desk in the lobby of the condo closed. He gave us the code for the unit and told us to figure out a way around the question of the front desk (asking if I was a real estate agent) and go see the unit ourselves. I was not going to lie to get in the unit. A lack of true professionalism, but I'm glad I found this out now, rather than later.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Plainfield, IL.
I worked with Ben on a short sale and was very impressed with his expertise. He is thorough and very personable. I will definitely recommend his team and look forward to working with him in the future.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $350K in Aurora, IL.
I worked with Bob for the last 8 Months and never felt I was misinformed, misled or pushed in any way. He was very informative knowledgeable and expert in his area.
I would definitely add that the final closing was for a SHORTSALE home. Now this is a whole different ballgame and Bob and his team showed great confidence and expertise in getting it close in about 3 months time.
The whole team at Advantage was terrific! Losing my job and trying to sell my home at the same time was a real stressful situation for me. Bob Hudetz not only had the skills and knowledge to get my home sold, but personally, he was warm and supportive during that difficult time, and provided much needed information on getting through until my home was sold. I can't think of any realtor that I've ever had that went above and beyond just his job of selling my home. I would highly recommend Bob or any one of his team (his wife Robyn who works as the secretary is a real sweetheart!). If you want to sell your home, even in this difficult economy, CALL BOB!!!!!