Broker/Owner, Licensed Attorney State of Illinois (19 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting,
Commercial R.E.

Ratings & Reviews

We worked with Joel to buy our house in Evanston and could not have been more pleased with the experience. We really like the fact that Joel and North Shore Buyer Brokers only work with buyers. I really didn't want to work with an agent from a big company that was going to try and sell their own listings. Also, if both brokers are working for the same agency, is confidential information really confidential? I'd rather not take the chance. Joel was very responsive and we ended up buying a home that was only on the market for a couple of days. We were also very impressed with Joel's knowledge of renovation costs and he ended up saving us thousands by recommending getting several bids until they were closer to his estimates. I recommend Joel and North Shore Buyer Brokers to everyone I know that is looking to buy real estate because I strongly believe that their service is a great benefit to anyone I refer.

  

01/31/2012 - timothyebrooke
Bought a Single Family home in 2003 for approximately $675K in Evanston, IL.

We worked with Joel to buy our house in Evanston and could not have been more pleased with the experience. We really like the fact that Joel and North Shore Buyer Brokers only work with buyers. I really didn't want to work with an agent from a big company that was going to try and sell their own listings. Also, if both brokers are working for the same agency, is confidential information really confidential? I'd rather not take the chance. Joel was very responsive and we ended up buying a home that was only on the market for a couple of days. We were also very impressed with Joel's knowledge of renovation costs and he ended up saving us thousands by recommending getting several bids until they were closer to his estimates. I recommend Joel and North Shore Buyer Brokers to everyone I know that is looking to buy real estate because I strongly believe that their service is a great benefit to anyone I refer.

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01/25/2012 - michelleglf
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 for approximately $1.075M in Lake Forest, IL.

We bought two homes from Joel and Nofth Shore Buyer Brokers - one in Winnetka and one in Lake Forest. He helped us find outstanding homes and negotiated the best price possible. They have expertise across all of the North Shore. The fact that North Shore Buyer Brokers only works with buyers means there is no conflict of interest. The 20% rebate was a wonderful perk - it really added up and enabled me to get some decorating done! They are honest and possess integrity. In my opinion, with their skill and the 20% rebate it wouldn't make sense to work with anyone else!

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12/13/2011 - psteveo
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $375K in Deerfield, IL.

We were first time home buyers looking for our first home in the North Shore. We really appreciated Joel's market knowledge and expertise. He offered invaluable advice on neighborhoods as well as construction of the property. Joel was always responsive and willing to show us many, many houses until we finally found the right one.

As a buyers' agent, we felt that Joel was always objective and had our best interest in mind. He really fought for us when it came to negotiating the contract. And you can't beat the 20% rebate. Basically, he pays you for working with him! We would certainly work with Joel again and would recommend him to anyone.

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12/13/2011 - Persicaria
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $475K in Barrington, IL.

Joel helped us find our home in 2009. We were new to the Northwest suburbs and Joel's knowledge of this area was very helpful. We were looking for our first home and had talked with other agents in the past, but Joel was trustworthy and gave advice we wanted or needed. He pointed out things we would need for our growing family - that hadn't even occurred to us. He negotiated for our benefit. In short, he was excellent to work with and I'd recommend him to anyone serious about purchasing a home.

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12/12/2011 - bsweimer
Bought a Single Family home in 2006 for approximately $1.525M in Glencoe, IL.

We really liked working with Joel and Sharon when we bought our house in Glencoe. They were very responsive and knowledgeable about the market. We also were impressed with Joel's knowledge of construction and renovation as the house we bought was in need of a major addition, which we have since completed. We really felt like they had our best interest at heart and we really like the Buyer Broker model. We have recommended them to all of our friends and family and all who have worked with them feel the same as we. We also really liked getting back 20% of the commission as a rebate. We never paid them, they paid us. As Joel explained, every listing in the MLS has to offer a cooperating commission that is part of the exclusive listing between Seller and broker. They are essentially providing a free service with a large rebate. Why wouldn't you use them?

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