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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.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $425K in East Ukrainian Village, Chicago, IL.
We were first time home buyers and couldn't have asked for a better agent to represent us throughout this whole process. Sam made sure to prep/educate us by touring us through the landscape of the real estate market in the area so that we would be ready to recognize the perfect home when it got on the market.
There was absolutely no pressure to make a rushed decision to purchase a home and he truly acted in our best interest. Sam also ensured that the closing process was as smooth as possible by introducing us to the right attorneys, lenders, inspectors, etc. We barely lifted a finger and now we have a new home that we're super excited about.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Lake View East, Chicago, IL.
Sam helped my husband Willie and with our first home purchase. We were referred to Sam by our lender Craig, with Molitor Financial Group - he did not disappoint, and come to find out, Sam is recognized as one of the top realtors in the market. Based on our experience - this is no surprise. From our first meeting, Sam walked us through the process and set reasonable expectations. One of our favorite things about Sam is that he respected our opinions, but also gave us great insight and shared his thoughts to ensure we were making informed decisions. We feel really lucky to have worked with him and would highly recommend him to anyone. Sam's motto - "We're not going to settle." He was committed to helping us find a great place. Thank you SAM!!!
Sam was an incredible realtor. I was a first time homebuyer and unfamiliar with the whole process and Sams knowledge really put me at ease throughout the process. He always made himself available to meet with me at times that worked with my schedule. He pushed really hard in negotiations with tough stubborn people and I always felt he was looking out for me.
I would recommend Sam to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Chicago area.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Near North, Chicago, IL.
Sam was a fantastic agent and when it comes to time to buy our next house he will be the very first call. Here are some details:
1) Professionalism. So few real-estate agents take the time to understand your needs and perform the prep work prior to actually meeting you. Sam was perfect on both counts. Prior to visiting homes, he would send over a detailed schedule of the properties. This was immensely helpful as I travel extensively and this allowed us to be as efficient as possible. Moreover, he was always very accommodating of our choice on properties rather than pushing something.
2) Negotiation skills. Sam was our trusted adviser. If there was anything that we needed help with Sam came through. This was especially apparent with his negotiation skills. Without him I can honestly say that we would not have been able to get this property.
3) Expertise. I feel like there is no one in Chicago that Sam does not know. He knew all the real estate agents, all the loan officers, all the right people to make our dream house a reality. We probably had the most competent team that could possibly be assembled and, moreover, some of the nicest people too. This made the home buying process a positive experience.
Sold a Other home in 2014 in Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL.
Sam did a really nice job helping me find my condo. He knew the neighborhoods I was looking at well and that helped guide my search process. He was also responsive and attentive, making sure we were competitive with our terms in a tough buying market. Good organization/business sense.
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Palmer Square, Chicago, IL.
Sam was a phenomenal Realtor. I could not have asked for someone more thoughtful, knowledgeable and dedicated. Although my purchase was probably one of his smaller transactions he put an extreme amount of time and effort into the process. He always has his client's best interest in mind and I recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $750K in Old Irving Park, Chicago, IL.
Sam has helped me sell two places and buy one in the past 18 months. In all three occasions he has exceeded my expectations. In both sales he has found ways to sell my house quickly for more than I expected. And he was able to find me a place that was in my desired neighborhood and under my budget that once again exceeded my expectations! But my favorite part about working with him is that he is honest! He cared about my needs and told me when he disagreed with what I thought. In the end he made sure I found the place that he knew met needs! I trust him and would recommend him to anyone looking for a place in Chicago.