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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Bolingbrook, IL.
We could not be more pleased with Dan Firks and his professional and responsive team of associates! We found Dan on Zillow after reading several raving reviews. What struck us the most was his personal response to each review. Either, this guy was too good to be true, or he was the read deal in real estate. He's the real deal.
After our first conversation, he quickly followed up with a thorough email that provided information about his services and resources on purchasing a new home. We were first time home buyers, so this information was extremely beneficial to us.
He referred us to an excellent mortgage broker and real estate attorney. This guy is golden and keeps good people around him. I trust that he wouldn't refer us to anyone he didn't trust himself.
Home buying is stressful, and it makes a huge difference what kind of support you get from your real estate team. Dan and his team was always readily available for us and provided great communication. This meant a lot when we had questions or needed clarification in the legal aspects of the process. He provided a heads up on each step along the way, and we never felt in the dark. He also was honest and clear with us, which meant he didn't lead us to keeping our hopes up or overpromising.
We were in a unique situation, after we chose to pull out of a short sale with a difficult seller. In the mean time, we entered a contract for our dream home (it was a traditional sale). We were in limbo for a few weeks, working between both parties. Dan and his team were super supportive and worked down to the wire until we finally closed.
We love our home, and forever grateful to Dan Firks.
This is your guy. Stop looking any further.
Response from Daniel on 01/09/2015
Hello Bernard & Elnalyn,
Thanks for the kind words & wonderful review! It was blessing to be able to work together. It took us a little longer then we thought, hwoever we ended up getting you the home of your dream. I know you will have many years happiness in your new home. Keep in touch and see you at "Firks Fest 2015" Dan
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Naperville, IL.
Daniel is very good at what he does and that is probably why he is a busy man and the initial few communications were handled by his team which made us second guess his responsiveness. He has a prompt team, by the way!
But once we met him, he put all our doubts to rest and continued to impress us with his energy and attention to details. He helped us make informed decisions every step of the way. We were on a time constraint and he kept up by covering as many houses as possible in 2days. Gave us space when we had to discuss something. He was on top of all negotiations and follow-ups! He is the best and we can't imagine anyone else could have been better!
Response from Daniel on 01/08/2015
It was a pleasure to work with you both! I had a great time showing you homes. I'm so happy that we found you both a home you will cherish for many years to come. Keep the referrals coming and "Call Firks 1st" for all your real estate needs. See you at 2015 Firks Fest! Thanks again for the great review. Dan
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Naperville, IL.
Best Real Estate agent in Naperville Hands down! You will not know what service means until you work with Dan. He is attentive, responsive and truly cares for your interests.
Response from Daniel on 12/20/2014
Thanks for the wonderful review Priya & Partha! I had a fantastic time working with you both. We had such a good time looking at homes, I kind of wish we could have looked at more. I'm very happy that we found you a home that you both will cherish for many years to come. Keep intouch & keep the referrals coming. Hope to see you at "FIRKS FEST 2015" Dan
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Chicago, IL
Tried to initiate contact with Daniel, but he didn't seem to listen to my specific requests and just put me on an automated email blast of listings. Overall he seemed too busy to work with me so it wasn't a good fit.
Response from Daniel on 12/12/2014
Sorry about the confusion. When you first signed up for home listings you clicked on the link that you didn't want to receive any personal calls or emails. You said that you where just browsing. We never received any calls or emails from you so we left you to do your home search with out any calls/emails from us. When you first signed up, you didn't give us a number to call, so we couldn't call if we wanted to. I apologize things didn't work out. Happy Holidays! Dan
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Naperville, IL.
Selling our house was quite an adventure and he was there for us throughout the process!! He always had our house out "front and center" marketing it in many different web sites to help maximize our showings.
Response from Daniel on 11/20/2014
Thanks for the great review Jack & Kay! I had a wonderful time working with you both. We had a few obstacles to overcome however we did it with flying colors. I had a blast working together and your house was beautiful. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to show you how a 1st class Real Estate Team Works. Keep in touch and keep the referrals coming. Dan Firks
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Aurora, IL.
Dan did a great job representing us as a buyer's agent. We interviewed three agents directly and asked him to work with us. We always dealt directly with Dan. Dan suggested both a lawyer (Brian Hanlon) and mortgage partner (Chai Charin) who were both professional and responsive through the entire process of purchasing a home. We were first time home buyers who have lived in the area for a few years. We did our homework and asked around the neighborhood we wanted to live in and presented what we found to Dan. He respected the work we did and put consideration into what we found. Overall, we were quite happy with the team we worked with.
Response from Daniel on 11/15/2014
Hello John & Heidi,
Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm so happy that I was able to help you both find a perfect house I know you will enjoy for many years to come. I know JR will have many friends to play with in the subdivision. Keep in touch & see you at next years annual "Firks Fest" Thanks again for your trust & loyalty! Dan
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Darien, IL.
Where do I start to express my gratitude for finding such a top notch real estate professional as Dan?! I have to start by explaining that I went onto Zillow to check out another realtor who had sent me a mailer and as luck would have it, I came across Dan's listing with reviews of hundreds of folks like myself, who had been in need of the services of a listing agent. The reviews were all exceptional! Instead of calling the realtor who had sent me their flyer, I called Dan to schedule a consultation. His reviews got my attention right away as I was looking for someone who would show my home and do their best to market my home and get it sold for the best possible price as quickly as possible. From our first meeting with Dan I knew that he was someone who was sharp, honest and credible. He told things like they were; he was straightforward in explaining what work we needed to do on our house before putting it on the market (though nothing he said was a surprise to me as I had already made my own "to do" list) but he did not try to sugar coat anything; he was just honest about what buyers are looking for when viewing a home. It helped to think unemotionally and with a buyers perspective and Dan was thoughtful about what making these improvements and minor repairs would do to both attract potential buyers and get the best price for our home. After we had our house market ready (with the help of recommended contractors), showings began the very next day and we had at least a dozen showings in the first week and two offers by day 8! Dan was responsive, available and in communication with us every step of the way. We felt we received superior customer service not only from Dan but also from his support team. He and they were a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone who is in the market to sell their home.
Response from Daniel on 10/31/2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was a truly wonderful working with you on getting your house ready for sale (Staging & Updating). When sellers and Realtor's work together as we did, it's almost certain to have the turn out we did. I'm glad we got the house sold so quickly with the least amount of hassle/drama. There was non of that!!
Enjoy your new home and keep in touch!
Keep the referrals coming! When it's time to buy & sell again, remember, Call Firks 1st!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $625K in Naperville, IL.
Dan was knowledgeable about the market. He was accomodating in viewing homes with us, and created a smooth process from offer to closing. He has a strong team that assisted with closing that addressed any issues if they arose and represented us throughout the process. I would recommend Dan and his team to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Naperville area.
Response from Daniel on 10/06/2014
Thanks for the wonderful review Brian & Erin! I had a blast working with you both on the search for your new home. We found you a beautiful house I know you will cherish for a very long time. The location is suburb and the commute to work will now be a cake walk. Keep in touch and keep the new referrals coming. See you around town. Dan
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $100K in Aurora, IL.
Dan is top notch. He gets the job done with confidence and professionalism. He is a true expert in all aspects of the real estate field. As a single woman I found Dan trustworthy and always available to discuss issues business and even personal at times. His warm and honest personality made the whole process comfortable and stress free. I highly recommend Dan and his fantastic staff !
Response from Daniel on 09/12/2014
I had a great time working with you on the sale of your home. It was a pleasure to work with you and your son. I'm glad over all there where no bumps in the road. It's always nice when things go so smoothly. Enjoy Georgia and keep the referrals coming. Dan
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Aurora, IL.
Being first-time home buyers we tried to do as much research as we could in a short amount of time. It didn't help much but luckily we had Dan help us along the way. He was very informative throughout the showings and was extremely accommodating to our schedules.
His staff was courteous and friendly and they were even able to set up some viewings the next day even though we couldn't give the 24-48 hours notice.
We hit a couple of snags along the way during the closing process but that was unrelated to his work. I only mentioned this because he stayed positive and cheered us up when we were just about to give up.
We were glad to have worked with him in purchasing our first home and plan on working with him in the future.
Response from Daniel on 08/27/2014
Thanks for the great review James & Chung! I had a blast working together. We went through allot of properties and we did it, we found you the perfect new home. I know you will both have many years happiness in the new home. The location is perfection and the size is more then we expected. Keep intouch and if you know of anyone that is buying or selling make sure they .."Call Firks 1st.com" Talk soon Dan