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Dirk Gould
Managing Broker/Owner (16 years experience)
11 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting, Attorney, CIAS

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I am truly an independent real estate broker; it is just me and two other top-notch agents, each with a unique set of skills. I limit the number of clients that I represent at one time so that I can devote all of my energy to a select few. I have flexibility in the way I conduct business and the commissions I charge because I am not part of a large company. As a sole proprietor, I chose to include my full name in my company name to demonstrate that I am personally accountable to all of my clients.

I started my career as an attorney. Among other areas of expertise, I represented landlords and tenants in lease disputes and buyers and sellers at residential real estate closings. One of the most important aspects of the residential real estate transaction is the negotiation; a skill I refined during my career as an attorney. This is the area where I distinguish myself from nearly all of the other real estate agents. I also earned a Certified Investor Agent Specialist certification to effectively counsel any buyers and sellers of investment property.

Due to my over twelve years of experience practicing law and owning a real estate brokerage, I anticipate the issues typical in a real estate transaction. There are already "too many cooks in the kitchen" in a standard home sale with the real estate agents, the lawyers, the mortgage brokers, the inspectors, the appraisers and the closing agents. By keeping in constant contact with all the parties and making sure that everyone is on the same page, I ease the burden on the buyer or seller. I anticipate problems and steer clear of them to make the transaction seem quite simple.

Your financial well-being is something that I take very seriously. I understand the trust you place in me and my company when deciding to use me as your real estate agent. To be worthy of your trust, I operate under a specific set of core values. My conduct is guided by respect, accountability, loyalty and integrity.
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3 Bed / 3.0 Bath
$425,000
    Past Sales (20 all-time)
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    Seller
    12/05/2013
    $286,500
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    Seller
    12/04/2013
    $647,500
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    Seller
    11/01/2013
    $195,000
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    Buyer
    10/11/2013
    $365,000
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    09/27/2013
    $222,000
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      11/08/2013 - annalamster
      Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Logan Square, Chicago, IL.
      Dirk is a very knowledgeable and easy to work with agent. Trying to sell my condo out of state, I relied on Dirk to give me his honest and professional opinion about how and when to put my condo up on the market. He is very good about responding to my questions and concerns in a timely manner. And unlike other realtors, he was always there to show my unit to potential sellers and always gave me honest feedback (good or bad) from people who viewed my unit which was very important to me; it gave me a sense of the level of interest of potential buyers.

      I would highly recommend Dirk and would definitely use him in the future again. He is a motivated, professional and knowledgeable agent. When you are a busy professional working a full time job, you need an agent whom you can trust to get the job done, and Dirk is definitely that person
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      08/21/2013 - user8710313
      Bought a home in 2013.
      Dirk was the selling agent of one of the first condos I was interested in. Although I did not end up purchasing that condo, I did decide to use him as my realtor going forward. I knew he was the person I wanted by my side throughout this search, due to his extensive knowledge of real estate and the Lincoln Park area. I really trusted his opinion on what he thought would be a good fit for me, as well as a good investment. Despite my crazy work schedule, he was extremely flexible and made me feel like I was his only client. He was able to show me many different options until we found the perfect condo for me. He goes above and beyond with his clients and truly loves what he does. I would highly recommend Dirk to anyone in search of finding their next home.  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      08/21/2013 - user75278421
      Bought a Multi Family home in 2013 for approximately $650K in Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL.
      Dirk was an integral part of our home-buying process! I was a first-time buyer and it was my fiance's second so we were both inexperienced and didn't know what to look for. Dirk was always there to offer an honest opinion and sage advice. If he wouldn't buy the property for himself he would let us know it - he wasn't just in it for the commission, he honestly wanted us to find a great home at a fair price. He never made us feel like we were bothering him, or taking up too much of his time. He really would have looked at hundreds of places with us until we found the right one - thankfully it didn't take that many!  MoreLess
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      Dirk A. Gould Realty
      6807 N. Lakewood Ave. #3S
      Chicago, IL  60626
      Office:
      (773) 743-5527Click to view
       
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      (773) 301-9626Click to view
       
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