My family was looking to make "the move" from Chicago to the suburbs. While we were able to focus our search down to the near west suburbs, it was clear we needed expert local knowledge to find the right fit. Jan was recommended to us by our friends who spoke highly of him. We met with Jan and it was clear right away that he had the local knowledge we desperately needed. Jan recommended touring the areas we were considering to get a feel. He spent hours with us over a few weekends educating us on Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills and La Grange going the extra mile as a tour guide. During this time, we didn't look at a single house. This was exactly what we needed to find the right fit for my family and it was clear at that point that Jan was committed to our happiness and viewed us as more than a commission. We were selling our place in the city by owner which complicated matters. An initial offer ended up falling through after a few months which put our house search on hold. During this time, Jan never pressured us and stayed in touch to see if there was anything he could do to help. When our place finally closed, Jan was instrumental in navigating us at the micro level of finding the perfect home in Clarendon Hills. Location was very important to us as we wanted to maintain the walkability offered in the city. Having grown up in the western suburbs, Jan's local knowledge was critical to finding the right house on the right street. Jan's agent skills and experience then kicked in and he guided us through each step of the transaction. If you are looking for a consummate real estate professional who puts your happiness above all else, we would highly recommend Jan Morel.