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03/07/2014 - drewe84
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in Sheffield Neighbors, Chicago, IL.
Sam is outstanding! The first time we reached out to Sam he got back to us in less than an hour and later we found out that he was on vacation, now that is responsive! Sam's suggestions for marketing the property were excellent and the time period from listing the property to the date of close was less than 30 days. We would highly recommend Sam for his knowledge of the area, real estate process, and overall a great person to partner with when selling a home.
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03/07/2014 - bgawilson
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Wrigleyville, Chicago, IL.
Sam was great -- patient, knowledgeable, and really good at what he does. As a first time homebuyer I had no idea what I was doing from the start, but Sam explained the whole process every step of the way. He had a lot of great insights on neighborhoods, home features/prices, and things to look for/watch out for. He was incredibly responsive, especially in the stressful offer/negotiation process. His network of referrals was really good -- the mortgage broker and lawyer he recommended were great.

Also, he's just a cool guy and I enjoyed spending Saturdays looking at houses.

I ended up buying a place at a price I was happy with, and it was a great experience working with Sam. I highly recommend him.
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03/06/2014 - user6187661
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Buena Park, Chicago, IL.
I wish tree was a character limit because I could write a novel about how great Sam is. From start to finish, he went above and beyond. The same is true about everyone he recommended to help ease the purchase process. If I had last minute questions for him, the mortgage broker, or lawyer, they would respond the same day, even at 11pm. I can't imagine having a faster or smoother purchase with anyone else. And he never tried to sell me on something. He let me take as much time as I needed, and once I made up my mind, he GOT STUFF DONE. I hope he doesn't retire retire in the next ten years because I can't imagine working with another realtor. Thanks, Sam!
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02/24/2014 - NYChicago
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $775K in West De Paul, Chicago, IL.
Sam was very helpful and patient in our home search. We were new to the city and had only a basic idea in mind of what we wanted in a home when we first spoke to him. Sam showed us a variety of options that helped narrow the search down. He took the time to explain a lot of things about the market and pros and cons of different options and neighborhoods. We then were able to focus in on some particular types of homes that fell within our budget and other requirements. He didn't exert pressure on us to bid before we were completely comfortable, even though we'd been out several times and had seen a lot of properties.

Ultimately, we found a perfect home and Sam's expertise and negotiating skills helped us win a bidding war among 3 other potential buyers. He didn't stop there, helping us with walkthroughs and negotiating with the seller on a closing credit, and saw things through to the very end. We were very happy with Sam's services and would recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor in Chicago.
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02/22/2014 - ktpower
Bought a home in 2014.
Where should I start, I approached Sam when me and my husband were ready to buy a place in Chicago after moving here for roughly 6 months. Due to my traveling schedule I requested Sam to show us some properties the very next day. When we met, Sam gave us a thorough coverage on the buying process, the neighborhoods we might be interested in, and helped us set up a precise search. Still accommodating my request though, he showed us some really nice houses too. Our whole search from the day I contacted Sam to the day we went under contract took about 8 weeks, and that’s because I wanted to see more properties while already found one I really like. We did miss that one but Sam worked very hard to find us something else of similar quality. I have to say, this guy works HARD. My husband is an attorney and I think his work hour is insane, Sam is no less. Finally, we found a perfect place and thanks for Sam’s strategy we out bit 3 other offers. All in all, thank you Sam for helping us score our first property in Chicago and putting up with my demanding requests along the way. :)
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12/25/2013 - Joe Pro16
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Lake View, Chicago, IL.
My wife and I can NOT say enough about Sam and the team he put together for us, we referred to them as Team Strahl! I came into the process as prepared as possible (thank you Google), but Sam's expertise and his referrals to a Mortgage Broker and Attorney made the team complete. After we were married we were "homeless", crashing with a buddy when we approached Sam. A full court press was put on when it came to finding exactly what we wanted, which we didn't think would be easy given the Thanksgiving holiday. From the first meeting, it took us less than 50 days to locate a property and close (closing took 28 days thanks to Team Strahl). I would recommend to Sam to anyone that is in the market for a new place or looking to move their existing one! 5 Stars all the way around…and I'd like to say we found a friend in the process!
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12/20/2013 - kellychicago1
Sold a home in 2013.
We recently closed on a house with Sam and couldn't have been any more pleased with the service he delivered! He was thorough and thoughtful in our search strategy while efficient and effective during the negotiations / contract period. His networks of reliable and reputable professionals made the entire purchasing process smooth and actually even enjoyable! We were so impressed with Sam that we are listing two other properties with him and have already referred one person. Sam is truly a class act with extensive real estate knowledge and experience, but most importantly, we trust him. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
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11/20/2013 - user9755304
Bought a home in 2013.
Sam was our buying agent when we recently bought our condo in Lakeview. He was recommended to me by a friend and he very much lived up to the hype.

As recent immigrants and first time buyers we had a ton of questions and certain restrictions we wanted to meet in terms of location, features, amenities and square footage. He was very patient and took us to see tens of properties and helped us find the right place within our budget.

He also "held our hands" during the financing period and helped solve any issues that came up.

It was a great experience to work with him and no doubt he will be our listing agent once we decide it is time for an upgrade
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11/13/2013 - stephenbalcom
Bought a home in 2013.
Sam was a great agent. He found me a property that included all my needs and wants (which was a stretch in the first place). Then, Sam essentially held my hand throughout the transaction. I was on the buying side so I had no prior experience. He was very professional, easy to work with, and landed me a deal that I am extremely happy about.
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10/23/2013 - morton pammie
Sold a home in 2013.
This is the second transaction we've had with Sam. The first was in 2006. We were so impressed with his handling of that transaction, he was the first person we called when we wanted to sell our rental property in Bridgeport. Once again, he did great by us and we'd recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. Thanks again Sam!
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