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Sold a Multi Family home in 2014 in Carol Stream, IL.
Where to start? I called the Banks team barely over a month ago because I was impressed with their website, but was afraid I may be just another buyer/seller to them. Ms. Cindy then came to our home to discuss selling strategies and pricing. She quickly evaluated our property and gave us some very important staging advice to help with the sale of our home. Then she gave us the listing price that was $8,000 (roughly 5%) higher than what Berkshire Hathaway had told us 1 month prior and higher than most comps in our area. Initially we laughed and thought no way, but desperate to make more money we gave her a shot. The for-sale sign went up, and the first day we hit the market, we received 2 offers at full price. Her marketing, and the staging advice played a huge part in the sale. We then focused our energy in buying a home, she took the time to help identify our needs and made sure to provide us with the inventory that matched them. We were a bit needy, and sometimes wanted to see a property at the drop of a dime, but she always seems to be accessible. Not sure about about 24/7( I have kids and usually fall asleep sitting up during the 10pm news) but she was in contact with us even when her beloved dogs passed and could be easily reached when she was out of state. I believe she gave us a honest opinion on homes we saw, from an investment and needs standpoint. When we found our new home she aggressively negotiated for us, and again she wow'd us with a price that we believed to be unattainable(same price as a bit bigger comps sold for 7 weeks prior)! However.... forget about the business stuff. I would do business or refer business to Cindy because she treated us like friends and not dollar signs ! Such a cliche, but so true!! She made us feel comfortable, with her knowledge of the market, dedication, sense of humor, brutal honesty and inviting us into her own home! Don't take my word for it , just call her and you'll be preaching about Ms. Cindy as well
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Wheaton, IL.
I was highly recommended by multiple people to use Cindy Banks as my realtor, and only heard great things. After spending the last month looking through homes with Cindy, my wife and I found our first home, and we love it. I can honestly say Cindy exceeded all of her positive hype!
This was my first time buying a home, so she was very helpful with honestly answering all of my questions, even if they were basic. Cindy has EXTENSIVE knowledge of the area and provides honest advice in your best interest, not hers.
When it came time for negotiating the deal, Cindy did a fantastic job. I am still amazed at the deal we walked away with, she is very good at what she does!
One example of Cindy's dedication was she stayed up emailing and talking documents through with me on the phone until 11:30 PM because we found a house we really liked, and she understands house fast the good houses go.
She has a go getter personality, but also has a great attitude and is easy to get along with. Cindy will work hard for you.
I highly recommend Cindy, there is a reason she has so many great reviews!
I wasnt impressed at all - very difficult to get a hold of even after she showed us our first set of homes, excuse excuse that she was busy..... the next deal always seem to be more important then ours. Let along changed the terms of the contractor with the seller without asking us, the wording - which we caught ourselves, cost us 3k more at closing!!! Never use her to represent you, nor will I allow her to show the home when I sell.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Batavia, IL.
I have actually already recommended her to others. The response time, and her availability were outstanding. She has incredible drive and work ethic. We worked with three other realtors prior, and Cindy outperformed all of them. Concisely stated: She got the job done.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $350K in Geneva, IL.
Cindy was very responsive and efficient throughout the home buying process. Being from out of state, Cindy helped us determine which areas were appropriate for our home search and provided excellent color on the home markets in Western DuPage and Eastern Kane counties. We are so pleased we got the home! Overall, Cindy was great throughout and we recommend her to any buyer,
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $375K in West Chicago, IL.
I used Cindy Banks when buying a house. As a first time buyer I had a lot of remedial questions but Cindy was always available to help me understand the home buying process. She provided several quality referrals for the home inspection and our real estate attorney and worked hard to make sure everything went smooth behind the scenes. I would highly recommend Cindy Banks to anyone buying or selling a house.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Carol Stream, IL.
My husband and I just bought our first home this past summer, with the help of Cindy Banks. Our experience was wonderful. There are always ups and downs when looking for a home. But Cindy was there to guide us through any problems that arose. She was very attentive and patient with us, and as first time buyer we needed a lot of help had plenty of questions. She still checks in with us to make sure things are going well, and its just amazing to see how much she truly cares. We absolutely recommend Cindy Banks and her team to anyone buying a home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Glendale Heights, IL.
If you want a no-nonsense, pull-no-punches, professional realtor working for YOU...then call the Cindy Banks team. Cindy found me a number of homes that perfectly met the criteria that I had given her. And when we chose the home I wanted, she was masterful with the offer and negotiating process. My home-buying experience with Cindy Banks could not have gone smoother.