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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Bloomingdale, IL.
From our initial meeting, Ralph proved himself more than any and all the other realtors I interviewed and also worked with in the past (which I fired many because they were all out for themselves) that he would be the one I would trust with my biggest asset. He was very thorough and knowledgable in every aspect. From our multiple conversations and my natural hesitation with realtors in general, he displayed respect, patience, guidance, professionalism and most of all understanding of what my needs were and how we can meet my goal. He is very attentive and quick to respond and very fair. He is naturally a good hearted person and seriously I can not say enough good about this man. Of course the bottom line, he sold my house within 18 days for more than my "magic number". He will always be my realtor and highly recommended. I am the type of person that it takes a lot to impress me and I will be the first to complain about it. However, when I see talent and genuine good in someone in this crazy industry, I will be the first to give a compliment. When it is earned.
Ralph has helped, not only myself, but my entire family. We've all bought and sold multiple homes with him. He is committed, knowledgable and with you every step of the way. He goes out of his way to help and support you through the process. I would recommend him in a second! Thanks Ralph!
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Schaumburg, IL.
I would highly recommend Ralph. Me and My wife were looking for nice house in Schaumburg and Ralph helped me to find one. This was my first home purchase and I didnt know anything about house buying process. Ralph helped us to understand the house buying process. He is very knowledgable person and knows all aspect of house buying process. He was even able to predict how price negoation would go.
I would highly and strongly recommend Ralph. He was very knowledgeable about my area and what was happening around me in the real estate market. He prepared and informed me up front about what to expect and what the steps would be along the way. Once my house was listed the showings were non-stop. I truly believe my house sold in 3 months during a tough market because of Ralph. And... once I was ready to move Ralph let me use his moving truck just like he said I could during our frist meeting. Go with Ralph, he will not let you down!
Ralph has many years experience selling homes and was particularly knowlegable about our neighborhood in Bartlett. His suggestions on staging our home and setting a selling price were key to our ability to sell in a couple months. He was extremely flexible working with us because we had renters in the home we were selling. Although this created additional issues for him and us in trying to sell, show, and arrange appointments he was very calm and patient with us. Since we were living in St. Louis, communication was key and he made himself available to us 24/7. Ralph provided excellent advice during every step in the selling process, is an expert in negotiations, and followed through until the final moment of the closing. He even allowed our renters to borrow his moving truck the day of their move. There's not enough space here to elaborate on how positive our experience was and how amazing Ralph is not only as an agent but as a person. Don't hesitate to choose Ralph...you will be in the best hands possible!
Sold a Townhouse home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Bartlett, IL.
Ralph is a professional and very "in tune" to the real estate market in today's economy. He possesses all the necessary tools in putting your property at its best.
For example, staging of it, pictures, internet access and help with mortgage contacts for your buyer/seller to assist in finding a good lender He'll even loan you his truck to help with the local moves--these are some of the things he'll assist you with when you list or buy with his team.
Sold a Townhouse home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Naperville, IL.
I think the above recommendation says it all. Ralph's marketing skills are reflected by the vast number of showings to sell my home in a timely manner. He goes the extra mile and is always available to help or answer questions.
Sold a Townhouse home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Bartlett, IL.
I worked with Ralph on the sale of my mother's townhome in 2012. Ralph did an excellent job of marketing her home and he was extremely knowledgable of the housing market and what was happing in the area we were selling her home in. What was most important to me was his kindness and patience with my mother who is in her 80's. She needed time to understand things and to prepare for showings and Ralph and his team did an excellent job accommodating her. I will without a doubt call on Ralph again for any real estate needs in the future!
Bought a Townhouse home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Elgin, IL.
Ralph was an absolutely awesome person to work with. He knew and completely understood every aspect of the foreclosure/short-shale process, which in turn helped us tremendously in making our decision. We started calling Ralph the Nostradamus of real estate simply because he was able to predict every single thing that was going to happen throughout the showings, price negotiations, all the way down to the closing and mortgage payments! I feel that his greatest attribute is that he realizes that he is working for the client and not the other way around and in turn he is willing to do everything and anything in his power to get the client what they want, and to leave them 100% satisfied. He will be the only person i use on all future real estate endeavors.
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $225K in Hoffman Estates, IL.
Ralph was an absolute joy throughout the whole process. This was my first home purchase and he was professional, patient and informative. He took the time to show me several homes that met my criteria and was quick to point out possible concerns in order for me to make an informed decision. Thanks to Ralph I found the perfect fit for my budget and taste in the location I desired. I am enjoying my new home with my family and would certainly recommend him.