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Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $750K in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL.
Sam was awesome! He put together a great listing for us, with awesome pictures and sent it out to his network. We literally had one couple come through based on his connections, and they bought the house, without us ever having to list it on MLS. It could not have been an easier or more stress-free process for us, which was particularly important because showing a house when you have kids is always hard. We got a great price, and were able to get the flexibility we needed from the buyers for our move to a new house. We would not hesitate to recommend Sam to others!
Sam was great. He is clearly well connected as he got us into a house that wasn't even on the market yet and sold our house before it went live on the MLS. We got both deals done quickly and at the prices we wanted. He helped us walk through our decision-making and the overall process. Sam was available at all times and very responsive. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL.
Sam and Ben are a great team. Sam brings a ton of experience and shrewdness in negotiations. Ben brings his charm and enthusiasm. Both treated me as if I was their only client. They arranged everything (building managers' permissions, stager, lawyer) because I could not come back to Chicago once I left the city. The deal fell through once but they redoubled their efforts and got me an even better price. Highly recommended..
Sam was an ABSOLUTE pleasure to work with and is extremely knowledgeable and competent. Because of Sam's expertise, my town home was under contract two days after being listed on the MLS. Sam also assisted me in finding a place to rent in the interim, and that included streamlining a credit check for a lease application. As stressful as selling and moving can be, Sam was able to keep the stress levels to the "bare minimum." I have bought and sold real estate three times, and this experience was by far the easiest. I am looking forward to working with Sam on the purchase of next home in 2015, and I highly recommend him. Thanks so much, Sam!
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in The Loop, Chicago, IL.
We went to Sam to sell our unique downtown condo after we had already moved out of it. I didn't know anything about what needed to happen in this market. I was up front with him that we would need a certain amount of "hand-holding," since we wouldn't be in Chicago. He was up for the challenge, and I'm so glad. He recommended a stager, who did a magnificent job, and we had an offer in a week. He made sure that the details of closing were smoothed out, so we didn't have to do anything. He just handled it for us. I'm very grateful for his knowledge and expertise, and for his willingness and good humor. Thanks, Sam!
Sold a Multi Family home in 2014 in West Town, Chicago, IL.
Sam was AMAZING
he took his time and explained ever detail
he was honest and extremely helpful
even when we were giving up Sam was
always postive and never gave up hope
this was the first time selling our condo and
he made it effortless
couldnt ask for more.........
Sold a Other home in 2014 in Bucktown, Chicago, IL.
We highly recommend Sam, he was very professional and was able to sell our place fast for a great price. From coordinating all of the pre-market activity, to handling showings and inspections, Sam was on top of things and very responsive to all of our needs. Imagine trying to sell your home when you have two infants and you and your spouse have time consuming careers. Sam gets it. He takes a lot of the stress out of the process and works hard to ensure everything is a success. We never thought twice about our decision to work with him.
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 in Lake View, Chicago, IL.
I was referred to Sam from a friend of mine and we selected Sam after our first meeting with him. He came to this first meeting prepared - providing pricing options based upon market comps and our desire to move quickly. Sam brought in his photographers and did a fabulous job of showcasing our home. Within hours of listing, we had showings setup the next day and the days following. We got two competitive offers within a few days. Sam expedited issues on the buyer side and got us to a closing of which we were happy. I highly recommend Sam. Easy to work with, knowledgeable of the market, and just a wonderful person and great real estate agent.