Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in South Elgin, IL.
Gary helped us buy our first home. From the moment I met him, it was like I had known him for years. He's very down to earth, knowledgable, friendly, but firm and direct. He knows how to negotiate and will guide you if you have no clue what you're doing, like me. You instantly feel like you could trust him to tell you the truth on whether or not you should do a deal. I would recommend him to all first time homebuyers and anyone selling or buying a home. He made my first experience amazing and I'm positive he will make anyone's just as amazing.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Wood Dale, IL.
Would I recommend Gary Miller, absolutely.
Gary was our listing agent for our home which we lived in for over 37 years. Being an older couple, we were not familiar with all the additional paperwork needed for selling a home today. He was very helpful in that regard.
When he came to our home before we listed, he was well informed of the market in our area. While we felt the price he suggested was too high, we did get an offer after only one day on the market. He did an excellent job presenting our home on the market and we would definitely recommend him as a listing agent.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Westmont, IL.
I chose Gary Miller to assist me with two real estate transactions during this past year, an estate sale, and the sale of my home. I was very impressed with Gary's professionalism and his wealth of knowledge in dealing with real estate transactions. He was a pleasure to work with when selling a home can be a very stressful time. I highly recommend him. You would not be disappointed.
Gary is truly a one of a kind realtor, I've worked with a few realtors in the past and Gary is by far my favorite. He has a lot of knowledge in all the areas he covers, follows the rules/laws, gives you input and guidance so you can make your own decision and helps you every step of the way. He's also been there for me after the transaction, I look at Gary not only as my realtor but as a friend I can count on.
We can't say enough good things about Gary. He was a joy to work with, knowledgeable, dedicated, and professional. He sold a difficult property in a difficult market. We had multiple obstacles to overcome and a very complicated real estate deal to accomplish. Gary not only persevered, but he stayed completely on top of every aspect of the sales process. There was no need to bird dog Gary. His communication ethics were superb. He was proactive at every twist and turn. He or his associates showed our house on a regular basis, sometimes with two or three showings a week. There is no doubt that Gary's vast internet network and his "can do" attitude played a huge role in accomplishing our sale.
Gary is the most cooperative realtor we have ever worked with, and that is saying something considering we have bought and sold nine homes. We would highly recommend him for any real estate transaction you may be considering. He is simply the best!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Ottawa, IL.
Gary was recommended to me by my dad who has been doing business with Gary for years. Their business relationship has grown into a friendship that continues to grow. I was very much against using someone recommended by my dad and as a young professional I wanted myself and my husband to make our own contacts and make our own decisions. I agreed to give Gary a chance only to appease my father. It didn't take me long to realize that Gary Miller was a dedicated realtor who seemingly worked 24 hours a day . We would exchange e-mails at all times of the day and night. At no time did I ever feel pressured to make a decision even thought Gary was traveling over 1 hour each way to show me homes. When the time finally came for us to make an offer Gary explained the process to prepare us for the ups and downs of negotiating. Then came the inspection and the radon test. This entire process was so stressful and frustrating. Thank goodness I was dealing with Gary who is very calm and has all the contacts and answers to take care of all situations. I'm happy to say that I got the perfect house for myself and my husband at a price that was below my expectation. Gary understood that this was not our dream home but our starter home. He helped us to pick a modest home that will meet all our our needs today and give us the biggest return on our money when we upgrade and start a family. Today I am very thankful for my fathers recommendation and for the referrals by Gary Miller for a mortgage broker, home inspector and lawyer. This team is all first class and one that I am sure i will be using again over the years as I grow in my personal and professional life.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Hoffman Estates, IL.
My experience started with reaching out on social media asking for any suggestions from friends or family on an agent to help with our first home purchase. Immediately, I received a suggestion from a friend praising Gary Miller and suggesting I give him a call. Being the skeptical auditor that I am, and doing my due diligence, he was one of a few realtors I called and scheduled a meeting. This was our first home buying experience, and we were very nervous and weary of starting the home buying process.
I called Gary to introduce myself and schedule a date and time to meet and discuss the home buying proceed. We scheduled meeting a day or two later in the evening after Gary assured me he could be available at any time. We met with Gary and from the first meeting, my fiance and I both knew Gary would be our guy. He was able to immediately pickup on the fact that although we acted uneducated we had actually been preparing for buying a house for many years. We proceeded with our meeting when Gary smiled, stopped, and asked how much we really know about the buying process. This was a nonchalant question but illustrates one of Gary's best qualities. He is a straight forward person who knows when to stop and ask straightforward question which are important to vocalize when determining the right home to buy.
The task of buying a house was very daunting especially our first house. Gary was the perfect realtor to walk us through the process, provide guidance and represent our best interests. We were admittedly intimidated by investing in a home and after our first day of looking we were unsure how to communicate we were not happy with what we were seeing. At the end of the first day of viewing, we reflected on all the homes rating them A-F based on our buying criteria and Gary immediately stated we will not buy a home that is not an A+ on our list. This seemingly unimportant conversation had a huge impact on our confidence in buying the right house. We knew then, Gary is really on our side an not looking to make a quick purchase on behalf of young excited naive first time home buyers. We even integrated the grading process with the online technology he utilizes to track, rate, and comment on homes. Whenever we made comments or rated new homes, Gary was quick to respond and comment with feature or disclosure we might have overlooked. From that first day through the 50+ other homes we viewed we never felt pressured and always felt that Gary cared about us and what we were going to buy. He was perfect at asking us questions that opened dialogue between my fiance and I so we could figure out exactly we wanted in a home. Without a doubt, our experience with Gary was extremely positive.
Gary made himself available whenever my travel schedule allowed us to view homes. He was even able to add and delete homes to a viewing schedule hours before we were scheduled to meet. We finally found a home we loved but naturally it was a short sale. Gary effectively communicated the short sales process, and risks associated with the process but never pushed us one way or another. All he cared about was that we were happy with our decisions. We put in our offer and the sale took just under 5 months to close. Throughout the whole waiting process, Gary called or emailed the day he received any news. He was always punctual on returning emails or missed phone calls. Never did we feel neglected or that we were anything but his top priority. Gary made the buying process better than we could have ever imagined!
Helped me rent a Other home in East Ukrainian Village, Chicago, IL.
We have worked with Gary during the last two years, looking for apartment rentals on three occasions. Gary did a tremendous job with the first search, very quickly understanding exactly what our needs were, guiding us in the right direction and helping us find a superb rental property. The two following searches were out of his area, but he used his network, access to information and excellent judgement to once again help us locate two very good apartments. He has been incredibly responsive in all our interactions. We should add that we rated his negotiation skills "5-stars" based on what he demonstrated in the other three categories, including his outstanding ability to listen and then give the corresponding counsel.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Berwyn, IL.
While searching for her first house, my daughter contacted Gary based on the positive reviews on this site. From the first phone call to signing the closing papers, Gary stood by us the way. We loved the daily updates with new houses on the market; loved the fact that we only saw houses that were within the parameters we set from the beginning....no sense looking at houses you can't afford. He explained, IN DETAIL, everything that was happening every step of the way. His communication is impeccable, whether via phone call, e-mail or text message. Not only is Gary a great agent, but the people he works with are equally as impressive. He was able to set us up with a lender who was wonderful as well as a real estate attorney who was equally impressive. From start to finish you can't go wrong as Gary will guide you through the process painlessly! When the time comes again to buy or sell, we will definitely call on Gary for our future needs. I feel like we have made a friend for life!!!
Response from Gary on 03/20/2013
Deb, you made my day! Thanks for the very kind words.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Northlake, IL.
Very helpful and friendly.We were looking for starter house in suburb. Gary was very helpful and explain to as all about short sales and forclousers . Over lease was ending soon and he did everything possible to close sale aerly that we can move in time.