Managing Broker / Owner, Illinois (13 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

Ratings & Reviews

We've had a few different realtors, and then we met with Bud. Bud had a lot of knowledge about the home buying process, and helped us each step of the way. If we had any questions or concerns, he had no problem answering them. He never made us feel pressured to buy anything, and was patient when we were looking for homes. We were looking for condos as our first home as a family. He made sure to look into such things as the association's delinquency rates, information required by the bank to close a loan. We went through two failed contracts with our previous realtor because of lack of knowledge. But Bud help turn things around for us. He knew what our mortgage would look like ahead of time before submitting a contract. He was very prompt with his responses, and was always on time for showings. You can tell he likes what he does, it's not just a side job for him. Overall, Bud was a very professional realtor, who cares about what he does. We will definitely be using him again for our next home. Thanks Bud! -Tyler, Christine, and Andrew

  

04/13/2014 - leisenchristine
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Tinley Park, IL.

We've had a few different realtors, and then we met with Bud. Bud had a lot of knowledge about the home buying process, and helped us each step of the way. If we had any questions or concerns, he had no problem answering them. He never made us feel pressured to buy anything, and was patient when we were looking for homes. We were looking for condos as our first home as a family. He made sure to look into such things as the association's delinquency rates, information required by the bank to close a loan. We went through two failed contracts with our previous realtor because of lack of knowledge. But Bud help turn things around for us. He knew what our mortgage would look like ahead of time before submitting a contract. He was very prompt with his responses, and was always on time for showings. You can tell he likes what he does, it's not just a side job for him. Overall, Bud was a very professional realtor, who cares about what he does. We will definitely be using him again for our next home. Thanks Bud! -Tyler, Christine, and Andrew

Profile picture for Bud Steele
Response from Bud on 04/16/2014

Tyler, Christine & Andrew ... you have a great family, I am very pleased you are happy with your home! Thank you for letting me help you! .. Bud

 

  

04/09/2014 - user225619
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in New Lenox, IL.

Bud was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was not only knowledgeable, but demonstrated much attention to our needs and made sure he was on top of every detail throughout our home buying process. Bud responded to my calls and emails almost immediately no matter how small the concern or question. I consider Bud a friend and would guarantee that anyone who works with him will be pleased.

Profile picture for Bud Steele
Response from Bud on 04/11/2014

What a Great Family to work with! Thank you Tony & Arica!

 

  

03/13/2014 - awfashuner
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Lyons, IL.

The best realtor I have ever been associated with he was with my wife and I every step of the way. Bud went above and beyond I not only found a great realtor I found a new friend. Its hard to find someone who is honest and cares about others these are two of the words that describes Bud. If your reading this and looking for a realtor stop pick up the phone and call Bud he was highly recommended to me and I am highly recommending him to you. Bud if your reading this thanks again for everything.

Profile picture for Bud Steele
Response from Bud on 03/13/2014

Jody & Paula ... You're a great family I am was actually fortunate that you chose me to help you with your home search. The best of luck in your new home and see you at Chicago Burgerwurst!!

 

  

03/09/2014 - ab matari
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Oak Lawn, IL.

Bud is the best agent we have worked with. Our experience with him was on both sides. He listed my mother house. And helping us find our home. Highly recommend him for buying or selling a home

Profile picture for Bud Steele
Response from Bud

 

  

01/17/2014 - Michelle1230
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Archer Heights, Chicago, IL.

Bud helped my grandmother sell her house in Chicago and buy a condo in Oak Lawn. We looked at many condos and I changed the desired amenities several times and Bud was very quick to send me new listings for condos. For the house my grandmother sold, he gave us quick and inexpensive ideas that we could do to make the house show better. She received several offers in 3 days and Bud advised me as to which offer would be the best and least likely to fall through. Anytime I had a question, he answered it (and believe me I called him a lot with many questions, as this was my first time selling a home). Everything is done online/through email so I received everything I needed immediately. Bud was great and I plan on giving him a call when I sell and buy my own new house.

Profile picture for Bud Steele
Response from Bud on 01/17/2014

Helen & Michelle, You and your grandmother were terrific to work with ... you have a wonderful family and I hope she enjoys her new home for many many years to come!

 

  

12/23/2013 - user4070256
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Lockport, IL.

Bud is a great relator that helped us find our dream house. He is very knowledgeable of the housing market and was very helpful during the whole process. I would highly recommend contacting Bud if you’re looking for great experience shopping for a home.

Profile picture for Bud Steele
Response from Bud on 12/26/2013

Jeremy & Serena ... I've always said that when you find the home you want, then you will know. Of course when I saw how you both reacted to this home I knew this was the one! Thank you for letting me share the experience with you! ... Bud

 

  

12/18/2013 - xcdubx
Bought a home in 2013 in Homewood, IL 60430.

Bud was fantastic! Very professional and responsive. He was right there with us every step of the way. He made himself available and referred us to competent individuals throughout the entire process. He comes highly recommended.

Profile picture for Bud Steele
Response from Bud on 12/18/2013

Thanks Keith & Crystal I appreciate you selecting me to help .. I know you will enjoy your home for many many years to come!!

 

  

11/08/2013 - cheesehead852002
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Oak Lawn, IL.

Very friendly and easy to work with. Helpful and made first homebuying process smooth. Located in the area and able to show houses quickly and whenever is convienent for your schedule.

Profile picture for Bud Steele
Response from Bud on 11/12/2013

Dan should mention that he's 6'6" tall and needed a home with head room! LOL But he was very patient and found a great home ... thanks for letting me help!

 

  

11/06/2013 - travisbeakley
Bought a home in 2013 in Chicago Ridge, IL 60415.

Being a first time home buyer I didn't know much about the process and had no idea what to expect. Bud was very helpful in finding me my first home. He was very informative and answered any questions I had. He kept me posted on all listings that best fit my criteria. Bud worked around my busy schedule and promptly scheduled any showings I asked. He helped negotiate a good deal on my home and I'm very satisfied with my purchase. I couldn't thank him enough! If ever buying another home in the future, Bud is my go to guy. I not only consider him my realtor, but my friend as well. I recommend Bud to anyone purchasing a home or piece property, he is very professional at what he does.

Profile picture for Bud Steele
Response from Bud on 11/12/2013

I appreciate being part of Travis' first home buying experience. Buying your first home is more of the journey and then the destination! Thank you

 

  

10/01/2013 - user16380471
Bought a home in 2013.

My wife and I can't thank Bud enough for his time and expertise in helping purchase our new home. This is the second time we have used Bud as our agent and after our first purchase 6 years, there was no doubt who we wanted to call. This time around, we weren't even sure we could buy a home, but Bud helped us through the entire process and we just closed on a great new home, in a great location, and in a great neighborhood. Bud is not your everyday realtor. He is personable, laid back yet professional, patient (and he needed that patience) and works with you as if you were a close friend or family member. We have a three year old son who had to come with us on some showings and Bud was fantastic with him. The additional benefit of working with Bud is that he comes equipped with a phenomenal team of professionals who can help you get the loan and the expert legal representation you need. Thank you very much Bud.

Profile picture for Bud Steele
Response from Bud on 10/01/2013

Tony, Jessica & Casen ... You picked a great home in a great neighborhood and I'm glad you allowed me to be part of it ... Thank you Bud