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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 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 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 Condo 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
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Naperville, IL.
Primary point of contact: Neal Wenckus
Neal helped us greatly with the purchase of our home in Naperville. Friendly and experienced, and exceptionally good at returning phone calls/emails, even off-hours.
The only problem was that the attorney they recommended turned out to be grossly incompetent (I understand they won't be recommending this attorney in the future). However, both Neal and Dan jumped in, taking a very active role to fix the attorney's errors. Neal and Dan both went truly above and beyond to make sure our purchase closed on time and to our satisfaction, which it did!
Response from Daniel on 08/15/2014
Thanks for the great review Chris! We had a blast working together. I know you will have many years happiness in your new house. Yes, will never work with that attorney again, his work was an embarrassment. We will stick to my main guy Brian, he is know back from Vacation. Enjoy the new home and keep the referrals coming. Thanks again for putting your trust in my team! Dan
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Aurora, IL.
We had a GREAT experience working with Dan Firks and his team on our property.
Dan knows the real estate business very well, understands the market, and have perfect negotiation skills (which is a key in this business). He always looked for our best interest throughout the process in a professional manner.
Dan has a SOLID TEAM working around him who are managing all aspects of a property transaction effectively.
I would highly recommend Dan, he is the best!
Response from Daniel on 08/14/2014
Thanks for the great review Anjali & Ajay! I had a great time working together. The investment property we found you both will bring you both a heavy return. I look forward to finding you another one. Talk & see you soon! Dan
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Aurora, IL.
I found Dan on Zillow by reading reviews like this. Back in December 2013 we had Dan come out to our townhouse to give us advice about the sales process and how much we could expect to sell it for. Dan walked us through the process and gave his opinion on listing price and market time. My girlfriend and I were so confident in him that he ended up being the only realtor we spoke with. We listed the house with Dan in May. He sold the house for list price to the first showing on the first day. We even ended up getting about 10% more money for the house than we initially anticipated.
Dan is hooked up into the local real estate market very well. He uses all the latest tools and aggressively markets the property. Dan is also extremely knowledgeable about everything involved in the process of selling a home. He provided recommendations to us for general contracting work and a mortgage for our new home purchase even though he wasn't our purchasing realtor due to geographic restrictions. Both his recommendations were professional and great to work with.
I am a very apprehensive person but I felt comfortable with and confident in Dan the entire time. Don't hesitate to list your home with Dan. He is a seasoned professional. Dan has a great sense humor too!
Response from Daniel on 07/18/2014
Thanks for the fantastic review! I had a blast working together. Your home was so well taken care of and updated it made my job allot easier. It's hard to find such well taken of homes. It was a true pleasure to sell it for you, sorry it took so long to get an offer. Typically it takes me more then one day ;) Keep in touch and keep the referrals coming. Enjoy your new home also! Dan
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Aurora, IL.
Dan worked with us to find a home that fit our needs and bugdet. He as very understanding of our needs, and he and his team worked constantly to produce possible homes for us to look at, till we found a match. Afterwards he was able to help with other team members for mortgage contacts, legal contacts, home inspections contacts, etc. to seamlessly integrate the home buying process, a true and complete Real Estate Professiona!
Response from Daniel on 07/11/2014
Thanks Frank & Peggy for the great review. I had a fantastic time working together. Thanks for listening to my suggestions on what needed to be done before we listed. It totally helped us get the house sold quickly and for top dollar. Keep in touch and keep those referrals coming. Talk again soon. Dan