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Erica Cuneen

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  • 60302
  • Oak Park

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29 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Managing Broker/Owner (14 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
Ecobroker/green home specialist

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Erica is an amazing real estate agent - she and those on her team that I've worked with are truly top notch, very friendly, reachable, and service-oriented. Her / their knowledge about the market, pricing and communities is a real plus to anyone looking to buy or sell. Through Erica's firm, I have bought a home and rented out another house that I already owned. The very first home that I bought, I had used another firm - I did not know about Erica at the time - and using that other firm was a huge mistake. That agent's firm was also representing the seller but never disclosed that to me (!) and that agent actually lied about why the property was being sold, so I believe I did not get the best deal or have that firm 'really' working in my best interest on that deal. That definitely wasn't the case with Erica and her team when I bought my home with their help. They don't double represent properties, so clients can know for sure that Erica and her team are always working in the client's best interest. I think that's extremely important, along with her immense knowledge about all things real estate. She and her team are the agents I trust and will go back to in a heartbeat for any future real estate needs.

  

03/18/2014 - chicitygirl
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $425K in Oak Park, IL.

Erica is an amazing real estate agent - she and those on her team that I've worked with are truly top notch, very friendly, reachable, and service-oriented. Her / their knowledge about the market, pricing and communities is a real plus to anyone looking to buy or sell. Through Erica's firm, I have bought a home and rented out another house that I already owned. The very first home that I bought, I had used another firm - I did not know about Erica at the time - and using that other firm was a huge mistake. That agent's firm was also representing the seller but never disclosed that to me (!) and that agent actually lied about why the property was being sold, so I believe I did not get the best deal or have that firm 'really' working in my best interest on that deal. That definitely wasn't the case with Erica and her team when I bought my home with their help. They don't double represent properties, so clients can know for sure that Erica and her team are always working in the client's best interest. I think that's extremely important, along with her immense knowledge about all things real estate. She and her team are the agents I trust and will go back to in a heartbeat for any future real estate needs.

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09/12/2012 - user970219
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $150K in Berwyn, IL.

Erica and her staff of agents at Beyond Properties are beyond recognition.

We were searching for a home in the Oak Park area, and Erica's professionalism, dedication and deep care about us finding our *perfect* home - not just getting us to buy a house so she could make her commission - was, literally, unbelievable.

We took a long time and looked at many, many houses to get it just right. At one point we even needed to take a break from our long search for family reasons. She never batted an eye nor gave us reason to think we were wasting her time, which I could have completely understood if our roles were reversed.

I remember one time after months of looking, we saw a home that was 100% perfect for us. Erica took us to look at it twice, and upon the second look, we found one small layout dislike that took it out of the running for us. I felt bad about it, because I believe a lot of people would have thought we were being too picky and could have gotten frustrated.

I was pleasantly shocked with her cheerful response of "Ok, good. We know this isn't right for you. Let's go see the next place."

Her knowledge of the housing market and how to get a great price below asking matches her dedication. I would honestly never use another realtor firm.

I have referred both Erica and her agents to friends and family several times, who have all reported wonderful service and experiences, and they have even referred them to their friends and family. That is a true testament to the care, dependability and work ethic of the Beyond Property family.

I highly recommend you give them a call if you want your dream house and the best buying experience to get it.

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09/06/2012 - user0666129
Bought a home in 2006 in Albany Park, Chicago, IL 60625.

It’s hard for me to buy toothpaste, so imagine the dread I felt when my wife said it was time to buy a home. Luckily we found Erica Cuneen who effortlessly guided me through the process of one of the biggest decisions of my life. I love my house!

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09/06/2012 - user3449967
Bought a Single Family home in 2003 for approximately $400K in Oak Park, IL.

Erica took time to guide us through the process and make sure we knew what to expect every step of the way. She showed us numerous properties and took the time to help us determine exactly what we were looking for in a home. When the right home came on the market, she previewed it and took us in the first day it was listed. We ended up in a competitive bid situation but still managed to not overpay by negotiating not only price, but closing date, earnest money deposit, and finance contingency. I know that our final purchase price was not higher than all of the other bids. Having an experienced agent that understood the market and the seller's goals enabled us to get the contract. With a less experienced and less knowledgeable agent we may have lost the home or ended up paying a higher price

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09/01/2012 - user267127
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Samuel A Rothermel Houses, Oak Park, IL 60302

I'm a busy professional, who requested some basic information from this agent via zillow. I saw a condo listing and wanted to know what the cost of assessments were. A very basic question. Instead of simply replying back via email with the answer. She called and asked ME a ton of questions, like was I pre-qualified for a loan, etc. When I told her no (I'm only gathering information at the moment) she seemed disinterested and even condescending. Ironically, the condo was dirt cheap, something I could easily pay cash for without financing!

When I asked her about the assessments, my ORIGINAL QUESTION she didn't know and said she'd have to get back to me! I was beyond frustrated. To add insult to injury she never called back or sent me any information! So much for customer service. Realtors like this woman make finding a home more stressful than it needs to be. From now, I'm making it a point to say "No Calls Please" when I request information from these people.

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Response from Erica on 09/06/2012

I am sorry you did not experience a completely flawless transaction, that is always our goal and we work hard to ensure every client is treated to world-class customer service. I do not think you were actually talking to me, but perhaps someone else in my office. I appreciate the feedback and I plan to incorporate what I have learned about this interaction to improve the experience for all of our clients. I would love to speak with you directly so that I can personally address your concerns. Please call me at 708.220.2025 or email me at erica@beyondpropertiesrealty.com. Thank you, and again, I am truly sorry that you had this experience.

 

  

04/11/2011 - kgerns
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $300K in Oak Park, IL.

Erica gave us excellent advice on preparing our home, pricing our home and provided a fabulous photographer to provide listing and marketing pictures. OUR HOME SOLD IN 5 DAYS...IN THIS MARKET!! What more can I say? It was a great experience and I highly recommend her expertise and service.

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