Sold a home in 2014 in Montclare, Chicago, IL 60707.
We worked with Gary for both a purchase and a sale and he was all we could ask for in a realtor. Gary was always willing to meet with us for the many homes we wanted to see. We never felt rushed. When we finally decided, he did everything to help get the price where we needed it. Gary was a strong advocate for us. Gary attended our closing and was very supportive.
When it came time to sell our house, Gary was very helpful, he provided recommendations for a great stager, as well as a dependable electrician for some small work. He was also very helpful when selecting which offer to accept. We vetted multiple realtors and Gary's marketing plan was far above the others with whom we spoke. His knowledge of the near west suburbs is superb. We strongly endorse Gary and will use him for any future real estate needs as well.
Bought a home in 2014 in Samuel A Rothermel Houses, Oak Park, IL 60302.
I found Gary to be very responsive. I placed a call to him after I saw his name on a listing and he returned my call immediately. I than chose him to work with me on the purchase of a condo. He was always available and attentive and willing to help me in any way that he could.
I always found him to remain very calm, he didn't get shook up about too much--which is good for me as I tend to get nervous!
He has continued to follow up with me thru this whole process and has had some good recommendations and referrals for me, which I have found very helpful.
I will recommend him to others.
Response from Gary on 11/21/2014
I want to thank you so much for such a great review. It was so great working with you and I want to give you a big welcome to Oak Park! I know you will enjoy living here. What a great condo you have. If you should ever know someone that could use my real estate services please pass my name along. I promise to take great care of them.
My husband and I are first time homeowners, we started looking at houses in early June of this year and we closed on our house last week – with Gary’s help! It was a pleasure working with Gary; he was extremely patient with us during the process and mindful of our schedule (first time parents to a 3.5 month old!) Overall, it was a smooth process, and the small issues that we did encounter, Gary was ready to jump in and deal with them without any hesitation. We’re so happy with our purchase and highly recommend Gary as a realtor!
Gary listened to all our requests, provided insight and tailored our viewings for an efficient and pleasurable experience. His help up to, through, and even after the closing was priceless for two out-of-towners which didn't know which end was up. Gary's available and helpful demeanor instill confidence that is well earned and well deserved!
Hey Gary, I just want to let you know how great you were with your help in finding us our perfect bungalow in Oa Park. You made the process fun and you are an awesome negotiator. We will be seeing you around Oak Park!
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $300K in Forest Park, IL.
Gary far exceeded my husband's and my expectations for a realtor. We were moving to Chicago from out of state, and didn't know anything about the area. We started looking at houses with another realtor, who didn't show up on time, cancelled appointments, and seemed rather unenthusiastic to help us. Then someone put us in touch with Gary.
What a difference! He met my husband on multiple occasions to look at many houses, and then when I came to town he took the both of us to the top 5 on a Sunday morning before my flight left. He was patient, knowledgeable, and helpful! He ultimately helped us decide between two houses--and we love the one we bought!
Gary went out of his way to take us around the area, showed us various popular restaurants and shops in town, and has stayed in touch after our purchase. We feel lucky to have found him, and can't recommend him enough to others!
Response from Gary on 06/29/2013
Hi Vicki and Kellen! I want to thank you so much for such an awesome review. I am so happy your worked with me. You have such a wonderful home in Forest Park. I am here for you if you, your family, or friends need me. Have a wonderful and fun summer!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Oak Park, IL.
Gary was very friendly and never pushy. I can honestly say that we wouldn't have our lovely home if it wasn't for him. He knew of a new house coming on the market and made sure that we were the first people to see it. As first time buyers, he was very helpful in guiding us through the buying process and continues to provide us with excellent recommendations for contractors, painters, shops, restaurants, etc. around town. I recommended him to my mom as she looks to move closer to us - can't beat that endorsement!
Response from Gary on 06/26/2013
Hi Jessica and Sean, what a wonderful review! I thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to write it. Your family is going to make a great addition to the Oak Park community. Now I get to look forward to working with your wonderful mother. I love my job!
Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Oak Park, IL.
My husband and I worked with Gary over a period of 9 months while looking for a home in Oak Park, IL. Gary took us to countless homes and condos until we found the one for us! We were so grateful and thankful for his tireless service - even when he took us week after week to more properties that just weren't quite what we wanted, he vowed to continue helping us search until we found our perfect place. Gary always responded immediately to our requests to look at properties, or to our questions. He was exceptionally helpful when we were in a pinch to get out of our rental property at the last minute - I contacted him on Saturday morning and he promptly contacted properties he thought we would be interested in seeing, and we visited five the next morning, and ended up buying the condo we live in! Throughout the buying process Gary thoroughly explained everything in detail, and answered all of our novice buyer questions and made us feel at ease. Gary has exceptional knowledge about the Oak Park/River Forest area and we were confident the information he provided us was honest and genuine. We would recommend Gary to any friend or family member looking to purchase in the Chicagoland area.
Response from Gary on 06/26/2013
Wow! Rebecca and Joe, I just read your review of me on Zillow. Thank you both so much. I truly appreciate it. It really was so much fun working with you and I am so happy we found the great condo that you now live in. If there is anything I can do for you in the future whether it is trades recommendations to helping your friends or family find real estate please call me anytime. Thanks again for the great review!