What People Are Saying

Whether you are looking for an apartment, loft, condo, or house in the Windy City, we have the resources and client service experience to make this significant purchase both simple and satisfying—as our many contented clients will tell you!

Working with Ted is always a great experience. He is knowledgeable and patient! I'd be happy working with him again in the future!
Ali Barthwell
I have bought and sold properties several times, a couple of which involved moving considerable distances. My experience with Ted was by far and away the best. We moved to Chicago from New York. Both the very different real estate environment here and our unfamiliarity with Chicago neighborhoods posed significant challenges. In the search he listened to us and showed us properties both that we had located and those that he felt best met our needs and requirements. He and his office were magnificent in supporting us through the purchasing process and even afterward when the closing was finished. I cannot praise him and his people highly enough and recommend him to anyone who wants an agent who is competent, informed and attentive to one's needs and situation. It was so great to have him on my side.
Richard H.
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Ted was terrific and really willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. I interviewed Ted (and three others) before selecting him as my agent, so I had a pretty good idea of who he was and how he would approach the sale of my condo. From the start, he was candid about the things he would want to change about my place before it went on the market, including which changes he thought would be cost effective, but always let me make the ultimate call on any repairs or improvements. He was patient with me as I agonized over decisions (that were likely not all that significant) and never displayed any frustration with me, even though I failed to have my place completely ready for the photographer and even on the first day of showings. Instead, Ted just jumped right in to help me get the place ready and to make things work. He truly went beyond the job description to get my place sold. We ended up with multiple offers and the process of choosing an offer to accept and completing the negotiations for the contract went very smoothly. I received more than my asking price, and I am very happy with the outcome.
Scott S.
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Ted made my home sale a very painless and seamless experience. Being out of state, it went the extra mile to ensure things were taken care of and I am/was very grateful for his expertise, timeliness, and willingness to help! I would highly recommend him!
Jenna L.
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Ted is very professional! I would definitely work with him again in the future if needed.
Cheng L.
Ted is the perfect agent. His knowledge and professionalism guided us through the entire selling and buying process.Ted was there for us every step of the way. Ted knows the business. His advice was spot on and his negotiating skills are outstanding. He took the time to understand our needs as well as to educate us during this difficult market. Ted sold our home quickly for top dollar and found us a wonderful new home. In addition, Ted's easy going style and charm make the process enjoyable. I have recommended his to all my friends.
Eileen V.
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wonderful experience with all aspects of my condo purchase. Very helpful and thorough with every detail from beginning to end. Thanks Ted!
Pat B.
Very helpful! Attentive, good at explaining the legalese aspects in an easy to understand way! Not only helped me find and secure the place I wanted day of viewing, but also found me the right guys to fix it up prior to move in! I'd give 10 out of 5 stars if I could
Lewis W.
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Ted far surpassed the other real estate professionals I had interviewed. He listened, he understood, and he immediately sent me appropriate listings by email during an initial "get acquainted " telephone call; others had used such time to lecture me. Ted cares about you and your life. He works very quickly, professionally and he will tell you frankly about how a property fits your needs, as well as its market value. You feel that he cares about you and your life and happiness. And, Ted is fun. I highly recommend him.
Jackie S.
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Amie is absolutely awesome! She took the time to get to know us and understand exactly what we were looking for. She definitely went the extra mile for us along every single step and I cannot thank her enough for that! Such a pleasurable experience with her and she is definitely our agent for life! I canâ??t say enough good thing about her- absolutely best in class agent!
Jeff P.
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Hi Amie! It was amazing working with you! You made a tough estate situation seamless. Your experience, attention to details, guidance and availability when we had questions or issues was appreciated more than you know. If anyone needs a referral- you are at the top!! Thank you again for a job well done!
Katie W.
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I was a first time home buyer and I don't know how I would have done it without Michael and his team! Michael walked me through every aspect of the process, and answered all of my questions with patience and understanding. I kept waiting for things to get stressful or complicated, and they simply never did! And that was with buying a condo in Chicago from across the country. I would absolutely work with Michael and his team at Dreamtown again - I can't imagine working with anyone else.
Steph B.
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Michael's extremely knowledgeable, unfailingly professional, and totally unflappable. I was grateful for his calm positivity through a long and sometimes anxious process â?? he brought us through it to the sale we'd been hoping for.
Robert R.
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Michael worked with us to sell our condo. Our listing began during lockdown and Michael was able to generate showings and interest. He was very thoughtful of keeping our family safe during the pandemic and having potential buyers view our home. Michael was very responsive and able to answer all of our questions and when needed provide sellerâ??s counseling. I truly think Michael is such a gifted agent, because he cares. He goes out of his way to give 110%. Ultimately, Michael obtained multiple bids. Thanks again Michael for everything.
James S.
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We are the first time home buyers, and Michael Peterson was our agent. Being a first time home buyer, we never felt uncomfortable at any time during the home buying process, starting from finding a house, until we got the keys and moved in, as Michael Peterson was very much supportive and helpful throughout the process. HMichael Peterson explained to us in detail about the various clauses in submitting an offer, which helped us a lot to make wise decisions while submitting offers and to compete with multiple bids. Michael Peterson was easy to reach and answer any of our questions at all times. we are glad that we had Michael Peterson as our agent.
Rajapandian R.
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Purchasing a property, especially your first , can be overwhelming. Grateful to have had Michael by our side every step of the way. He is the very best! Thank you Michael for making it a seamless adventure.
Rashne B.
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Ted was very on top of his game. Came to our first meeting with relevant comps and a strategy. He was always prepared and responded very quickly. Highly recommend! Great experience.
Kristin L.
Ted was with us every step of the way... always available, always helpful, always honest. He's a wonderful human being and and very talented at what he does.
LaManda M.
Ted is a great and very knowledgeable professional agent and I very much appreciated his dedication to help me to find the best possible property that fits my needs. He knows the Chicago neighborhoods very well and helped me to narrow down the properties based on multiple factors. During the whole process, he provided really good inputs and was available for calls 24/7. He also prepared me very well for the buying process to avoid any surprises. He has also a very good network of other professionals required in the process (lawyers, mortgage brokers, etc.). Overall, it was a 5 star experience and I will work with Ted again if I am planning to do any other transaction in the Chicago area.
Stefan G.
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Ted was great to work with. He never made it feel like I was wasting his time over the year and a half I worked with him. Unfortunately, the market took some turns and I lost out on my first sale, then had to take less money during the pandemic. Ted is very knowledgeable on real estate and I enjoyed talking to him about other subjects. I would recommend him to anyone.
Kirk B.
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Treats his clients like family.
Phil R.
I really enjoyed working with Ted as he was very experienced, honest and motivated. Ted attended to every detail and took care of even the smallest of details for us. We were out of town sellers and his attention to detail really made a difference. Even in a difficult market time, Ted was able to get many showings and gave us very quick and complete feedback of each showing. He has many connections in Chicago to assist in whatever you need from staging companies to maintenance help. He is a full service agent and a great person to work with in real estate. Thank you Ted!
Traci C.
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Ted is an absolute joy to work with: highly professional, very personable and extremely thorough. I felt taken care of throughout the entire journey purchasing my first home. Thank you, Ted!
Ayla L.
Micheal was amazing! He helped us find our dream home during the pandemic. His communication skills were out of this world!
Joe K.
Michael's professional guidance and expertise was indispensable during our home search and closing process. Michael was responsive, attentive, and driven to help us find and secure our home.
Melissa N.
Michael was so helpful throughout the process to find me my dream home. He was so patient with all my inquiries and so helpful during every step of the process. I have already recommended him to all my friends to connect with him for their home hunt. Thank you so much Michael
Anila K.
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Ted and his team were super responsive and extremely detail-oriented. They gave me great service and peace of mind in what can be a bewildering process!
Patrick M.
Ted is the best realtor you can ask for. Very patient and always looking out for your best interest.
Matt K.
Ted was wonderful to work with and was able to get us an offer within one day! He made the process a breeze.
Myles D.
Michael was so amazing to work with! It was my first time selling a home, and he was so patient with me, and guided me through the process extensively. He was 100% professional and quickly responded to my calls and kept me updated regularly with any new information. He was also very good at being patient with the condo board and management company in my building. He is very familiar with the Chicago market and had a lot of great ideas in what we needed to do (what was necessary or not so necessary) and did a fabulous job at staging to sell my place. Thanks to him, we found a buyer in just 2 weeks! He really went above and beyond what I expected from a realtor, and I can't imagine having gone through the process without him. Can't say enough good things about him and recommend him enough!
Maria G.
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Ted was phenomenal to work with and I have sung his praises to friends, family and neighbors. Ted provided his expertise in assessing what updates and repairs we need to do before putting our condominium on the market. We followed all of his advice on painting, flooring, staging and miscellaneous repairs or updates. My advice to friends are neighbors are to listen and do what he asks â?? because the reward was three offers, over asking price, within 2 days of hitting the market. Ted = Phenomenal
Toddie H.
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Erin is exactly the right person to have on your side when you are buying a home. Not only will she help you find exactly what you are looking for, but she will fight for you and stick with you every step of the way. As first-time homebuyers, we had a LOT of questions. Erin answered all of our questions and kept us calm throughout the whole process.
Eric P.
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Ted Mortellaro was a rock star agent for the recent sale of my home!! I super-highly recommend him. I wanted to list rather quickly...Ted made that happen seamlessly! I had done a lot of preparation for making the house show-ready and Ted gave me great, honest advice for the necessary final touches. He expertly completed all that was required for the listing to go live. From there, the showings, open houses and all other details were handled beautifully by him. Ted had said that once I chose him as an agent, I wouldn't really have to do anything..he was so right! He handled everything with a 5-star level. I was pretty amazed at his immediate attention to everything. What a relief..this is exactly how anyone would want the sale of their home to go. Whenever I had any questions, he replied so quickly. Additionally, Ted took the time to understand what I wanted to achieve in the sale of my house. With how my sale went, it was clear that my priority was his top priority. I was so grateful. My house sold in four days and closed easily. Again, Ted is a rock star agent..I would give him 50 stars if possible. Thank you again, Ted!
Jennifer S.
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5 offers after one showing. Whatâ??s not to love?!
Diane K.
Michael Peterson is a professional agent, very knowledgeable and warm hearted person. Although me and my wife have been living in Houston, Texas, remote from where he has been living in Chicago, he helped us not only found our dream house for retirement in Chicago, but also helped us rend out the house since we could not move to Chicago immediately. Although we met Michael only couple of times in Chicago, most of our communications were through emailing, texting and phone calls, he made our deals so reasonable, so quick and so smooth... We were so lucky to have had Michael helping us and made our house purchasing and rental deal an unforgettable experience and a great joyful journey! Now, Michael is not only our trusted consultant but our lifetime friend! We love you, Michael!
Larry C.
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Made buying a place very simple for a first time home buyer and provided me with many references to use during the buying process. Personable and knowledgeable. An overall fun process.
Michael C.
Ted was an absolute gem through this home selling process! I will continue to refer Ted to all my friends and family who are looking to purchase or sell in Chicago.
Elizabeth S.
Thanks for all your help, patience and professionalism in selling our home. You were a pleasure to work with and provided us with valuable experience in guiding us through the whole proccess.
Mark C.
Ted is absolutely awesome to work with. This was the best/easiest real estate transaction Iâ??ve ever had! Call Ted!!
Lori S.
Liz is the best! If it wasn't for her connections, we would not have found our house. Not only that, her robust experience and expertise, we would not have had a chance at buying the house. She changed our life and I would (and already have) recommend her to anyone!
Nora B.
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Michael sat down with me and walked me through the whole process and made sure I understood everything as we went. As a first time home buyer it was a great experience, and he guided me step by step from start to finish. Michael is friendly and knowledgable and I would recommend him to any of my friends.
Eric C.
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We purchased our first home with Liz in summer 2018 and we couldnâ??t imagine going through the process with anyone else. Liz was highly recommended to us by several friends and family members who used Liz during their home buying process. Liz took the time to get to know us and find out what was important to us in our home search. She was extremely patient with us and was always available to answer our questions throughout the process. She was extremely knowledgeable, and it gave us confidence as first-time homebuyers that we wouldnâ??t have had without her. Liz helped find us a perfect home where weâ??re extremely happy, and she helped us close the deal. When we wanted to look at and make an offer on our future home, Liz moved quickly to make it happen. Weâ??ll never forget visiting a place with Liz, where immediately upon walking in she said, â??Thereâ??s something off here and this is not for you guys. Does it have an odor? It smells like waterâ??. As she was searching the place for signs of water damage, another agent walked in with her clients. The other agentâ??s first comment was about how the unit had great natural light, and she proceeded to talk about how great the unit was, trying to sell it to her clients. We knew Liz wasnâ??t just working with us to make a sale, her goal was to help us find our dream home.
Kathryn S.
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Michael was great, very patient, and very knowledgeable. He helped us on every step of the way, from figuring out what we wanted to finding a lawyer. He was particularly good at helping us realize what we actually liked and needed before we even figured it out ourselves, a process that lead us to feeling confident enough to choose a fixer-upper, which fits our needs better then anything else on the market even if it will need a bit of TLC.
Jeremy R.
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Michael was always extremely helpful during the whole buying experience especially since we were new home owners. He really took the time to make sure we were always comfortable with our decisions and would point out things we didnâ??t even know to think about. With his help, experience and referrals the whole process went so smooth and easy.
Danielle G.
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Liz is incredibly knowledgeable about everything home related, not just the market. It was so helpful to be able to talk to her about furniture, renos, the ins and outs of the neighborhoods etc. She really listens to you and figures out what you want and what you are comfortable with.
Leslie M.
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Its was a really pleasure to work with you Michael you really take care of all the needs of the sale of my property, very profesional on your work, I'm glad to met you
Victor m.
We found Michael by accident and it was mean to be. My wife and I felt immediate chemistry. He was different from many other realtors we had met before. He wasn't pushy or overly salesy. He just listened and began sharing properties for our review. After we viewed several over the course of a couple of weeks, we narrowed our criteria and Michael delivered. He was responsive, communicative and flat our brilliant when he found the PERFECT investment property for our needs. Michael turned what we expected to be a long-drawn our process into a three month dream-to-reality. Mr Dreamtown! Thanks Michael. Highly recommend.
Hugh A.
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Liz was wonderful to work with. She took care of everything! We lived in another state during the entire process and I didn't worry about a thing, knowing Liz would make it happen!
Megan D.
First time buyer who had NO idea where to start. Liz was supportive from the beginning to beyond the end of the process. Her opinion is extremely valued and she built trust with me right away. I was very motivated to buy but knew that she'd work with me just as hard if it took longer to find the right fit. Needless to say - Liz found the right fit and I'm extremely happy.
Elaine D.
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It was great working with Liz! She understood what we needed, was professional and friendly, and found us the perfect place.
Absolutely outstanding agent. She answered all our questions and was always open to help. She is down to earth, thoughtful and a joy to be around. Made the process of buying my first home as seamless as possible. Thanks liz!
Mara M.
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Selling and buying a home is definitely an experience. Ours was positive one because of Liz. We knew we could trust her, we knew she would steer us in the right direction, and we knew she had our backs the whole way through. Selling our home came first. Liz guided us through everything and gave us the confidence we needed to go on the market. Beautiful photos and a real 3D tour let buyers feel they were inside of our home before stepping in. These amazing marketing materials made our listing a "hot home" online and brought in serious buyers to our open house. From there we had a bidding war and sold above asking. 1 showing, above asking, and all within days after listing. Liz was a rockstar! Liz also helped us find our forever home. Everything that mattered to us was taken seriously, and with each home we toured we were given her honest opinion. She was able to offer thoughts and insights on our renovation ideas, potential red flags, and even had a tried and true expert in every department we could get in touch with for more detailed answers. Her experience and network were invaluable. With Liz, it was just easy. We could rely on her, we knew she was on top of everything, and we knew her intentions were first and foremost to help us to make the right decisions on OUR terms. Working with Liz was as enjoyable as it was productive with lots of laughs and fun moments along the way. We can't thank her enough, or recommend her more. She gave us the best experience we could have ever had in buying and selling, and she's given us our new amazing home.
Lauren O.
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Liz was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her constant professionalism and keen eye for spotting potential issues was a lifesaver. She helped us find our perfect family home!
Matt S.
Working with Michael was a great experience. He was very professional, informative and sensitive to all of my concerns and needs with finding me ther perfect home. The process was not only faster than I expected but smooth and seamless.
Bernadette M.
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Ted was outstanding and we really couldn't have picked someone better to work with. He really took the time to understand what we were looking for and guided us in the right direction. He also helped us navigate some tricky situations as we were approaching our close date. His expertise and personality made buying our condo a truly great experience. I've already recommended him to all of my friends that are in the market for a new home and will work with him again when the time comes.
Adrienne R.
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Ted knew the neighborhood, which was important to us. I believe that this fact and his outstanding efforts on our behalf helped to sell our unit in just a few weeks. I also appreciated the fact that we had to do very little - Ted took care of everything and kept me informed of developments and progress. Overall a great experience.
Sally D.
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My wife and I worked with Michael (not Mike :)) to purchase our first home and really canâ??t say enough good things about him. He is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with his time (including mornings, evenings, and weekends). He answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Michael made it as painless and straightforward as possible. We highly recommend him.
Amit B.
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Expertise, professionalism, and skill--Ted has these in abundance. He helped me sell my Lakeview condo in 2018. He knows the market extremely well and can predict buyer behavior. At our initial meeting he developed a selling strategy based on my goals for price and speed. His strategy worked, and we sold the condo more quickly and at a better price than expected. He delivered what he promised. I did not live in the condo at the time and had to organize the sale remotely. Ted streamlined this process by providing vendor references and organizing appointments. He was flexible and accessible and saved me time and effort. I would recommend Ted to anyone because of his true expertise in the market and because of his professionalism in minimizing work for his client. I couldn't be happier with my experience with him.
Katy G.
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Erin is the best! She went above and beyond throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend her for anyone interested in buying/selling their home.
Steven P.
Michael was wonderful to work with! The process of purchasing a home is intimidating and confusing-especially as a first time homebuyer. Michael was able to make complicated processes easy to understand, and was quick to respond to any and all questions.
Amanda M.
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My sale was a tough one. One of the toughest. Erin helped relieve so much stress from the situation, staying ahead of every new development, talking me down from every roof, keeping everything calm, cool and expertly collected. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again or recommend her to others.
Amber T.
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Michael was the best agent I could have possibly imagined. He instantly impressed me after I met with a few other relators by providing me with a comprehensive folder outlining the entire process. As a first time buyer this was exactly what I needed to put my mind at ease. Michael was incredibly responsive (even while he was on vacation!) and got me in touch with an amazing attorney as well as a lender. I am truly thankful to have met Michael Peterson and he is now my realtor for life!
Marianne C.
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Amie was professional, friendly, gave solid advice, and was great to work with. At all times she was engaged in our sale, and helped complete it after we had moved out of state.
Robert G.
Ted was always avaliable when I had questions. He listened to my reasoning for what the price should be and kept me informed on other transactions happening in my area.
Ellen G.
Ted is extremely easy to work with. He listens to his clients and tries his best to tailor your search as not to waste your time. He's smart, honest, a great negotiator and just fun to hang out with during the search/sale process.
David P.
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Amie was great! She patiently helped us find a home and offered opinions that were strong enough to be helpful, but still respected our views. She really helped us sell our condo. We did some major revisions and staging based on her recommendations and we think they worked out well for us. I definitely recommend her. Her most valuable quality for me was that she offered her honest take on things - even when the news might not be what we were hoping to hear. She also had a valuable working knowledge of remodeling/repair ballpark costs.
Sarah C.
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Best agent ever! She helped us find our dream place after a couple failed attempts
Nick P.
Amie is a top-notch professional with tons of knowledge and expertise on dealing with all aspects of buying or selling a home. Very impressed and recommend to anyone! Thank you Amie!
Heidi L.
Michael was wonderful to work with from start to finish. He treated every step of the process with a personal touch, and I always felt like I was his top priority. Since I was a first-time buyer, he educated me on what to look for as I toured properties and helped me narrow things down to what was important to me. When I found my dream condo, he fought to get my offer accepted - late on a Saturday night! - and to get me a price below asking. From then until closing (and beyond) he checked in on me regularly and smoothed over all the little bumps in the road that arose. He worked well with my lawyer, the seller's agent, and my lender, often stepping in to take the stress off my shoulders. After closing, he reminded me that he's "my Realtor for life," and I believe it! He's resourceful, client-focused, and honest, and I'd recommend him to anyone buying or selling in Chicago.
Sarah R.
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Michael had to hand hold me a bit, in that this was my first home purchase. He was kind, helpful and arranged everything to make my purchase easier. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a to feel like they are working with a friend who happens to be an experienced realtor. He made the process as painless as possible!
Sherry D.
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Thanks for everything with the sale -- you were great to work with through a stressful process. If I make it back to Chicago, I'll definitely be in touch, and I'll be sure to send anyone looking to buy/sell in Chicago your way in the interim!
Kristen M.
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Michael was truly an incredible realtor to work with - I could not have asked for anything more in a realtor and I cannot recommend him more highly. He consistently went above and beyond to help me find the home of my dreams. His commitment to me as a client was truly impressive, and he actively listened to what I wanted in a home in regards to budget, style, and location. I absolutely love the home that Michael found for me, and because of him I have a home that makes me happy every time I walk through the door. He is an amazing realtor and person.
Holly N.
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My wife and I just bought our first house together, and Erin was an absolute dream to work with. From our first meeting to the closing, she took our needs and requests into consideration while also making educated and experienced suggestions. She was fun and easy to be with and talk to when we spent several hours together a few times when looking at properties together. She also came with a team of recommended and very experienced real estate pros (we used both the mortgage person and attorney whom she had recommended, who were just as wonderful as Erin was). We always felt in good hands and well taken care of with Erin. I tend to think we got the house for less than we might have paid without Erin's guidance. I cannot sing Erin's praises enough. I would give her ten stars out of five if it were an option!
Scott L.
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Brian and I wanted to express our appreciation for all of your efforts in selling our townhouse. We are confident that the work and staging Todd recommended upfront along with the marketing of the property are the reasons that our unit sold so quickly and at a great price. It is such a great feeling to head into the holidays/winter without a house sitting on the market! Your excellent responsiveness was appreciated as well. We will not hesitate to recommend you in the future.
Brian and Andrea W.
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Amie is an absolute rockstar. She is the one person I trust when it comes to my real estate needs. Amie has guided me and helped me understand trends and markets that ultimately lead to the sale of our property. Amie also helped me rent my property for several years, finding quality tenants, and management services that added value. She is a good friend, and incredible agent.
Larry G.
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Amie was so wonderful to work with! She is very knowledgeable of Chicago real estate. It was especially challenging for me since I had already relocated to another state. Amie took the time to help with the transition from rental to listing for me while I was remote. She gives personal attention and advice, and you know your sale is in good hands!
Alison B.
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Liz was terrific throughout the entire process! Many thanks again, Liz!
Mark K.
Very professional and responsive Erin delivered a great buying and selling experience for us
James M.
Erin was absolutely amazing. She listened to what we wanted and genuinely addressed our concerns, of which there were many as first time, nervous buyers. I would/will recommend her to anyone, especially newbies to real estate. I also appreciate how even after the purchase of our condo, she keeps reaching out to answer any questions and to check up on us. We were so lucky to have her as our agent!
Jillian M.
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Amie is awesome and I recommend her to as many people in my network as I can!
Andy B.
Liz was great through selling and buying - very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process.
Chloe W.
Ted is the consummate professional. We received invaluable guidance from Ted on selecting our new home in Chicago. His efforts to find us a home that fit our needs, knowledge of the housing market, and attention to the finer details of purchasing a home enabled us to find our dream home along the lake. I highly recommend Ted to anyone wishing to work with the best realtor in the business.
Tom G.
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We were thrilled with Liz's knowledge, enthusiasm, availability, and guidance throughout the search and most of the buying process.
Allie R.
Ted was excellent. He showed us at least 20 properties and was almost always available when we needed him. He even sacrificed some of his own plans for us!
Jeanie B.
Ted was excellent. Honestly, it is only in retrospect that I realize how valuable it was having Ted as our agent. He saved us from buying a number of problems that I am certain we would have regretted. He really educated us in the process of looking for a home and as a result we are so very happy (so far!) with the home that we purchased. Ted was very accommodating and reassuring all along the way. I would honestly recommend him to anyway looking for a home, or looking to sell their home. Thanks Ted. Michael and Stefano.
Michael R.
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Liz was my realtor extraordinaire both with purchasing and selling my home. Ever patient and kind, I could not have wished for a better or easier experience with my induction into home ownership. I trusted her implicitly, knowing that she held my best interests to heart.
Mike M.
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Amie was fantastic! She really listened to me about what I was looking for in a new home. She was also very helpful and patient. We looked at over 20 places before I found the right home for me. Amie knows the city very well, shared her knowledge with me, and answered my many questions. Amie works very hard and is dedicated to finding her clients the right home. I would highly recommend Amie to anyone looking for a home in the city and will definitely use her again in the future.
John S.
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Amie is amazing. She found a renter for me and helped me set an appropriate rental price. She took all the stress of finding a tenant off of my shoulders. I felt safe having Amie working for me. I will definitely use her again!
Kelly B.
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Amie went above and beyond as my agent. Not only did she help me with my purchase here in Chicago, she also helped me strategize through my sale in a different city. She was available, helpful, and a true partner is the process. I highly recommend her and I look forward to working with her again when the time comes.
Jennifer M.
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Ted has been great partner for us as we have successfully purchased and sold investment properties as well as our primary residence. His expertise is evident with every interaction and would highly recommend to anyone.
Jason M.
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Excellent experience with Amie in the sale of my condo in Edgewater. It only took 1 day to sale!! I am currently using Amy as my real estate professional as I look for a house in the suburbs. In this endeavor, i have appreciated her patience and willingness to drive out to the burbs to assist in my search.
Kevin W.
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Amie was very professional and worked very hard to sell my home. I couldn't ask for anything more from an agent. She returned my calls/text/emails, explained everything I didn't understand, and helped negotiate the sale with easy. I have recommended her to everyone I know who is selling their home or buying a new home. I found Dreamtown interactive website of my home was amazing! I really can't say enough about Amie - she is a wonderful honest person that works hard.
Jennifer D.
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Amie was fantastic to work with. She worked hard to show my place and get me the best possible price for it. She was also patient with me as I searched for the perfect place and was able to answer any questions I had. Her knowledge of the neighborhood was extensive and she was able to give me background and insight to the buildings and their history. If I had doubts, Amie was right there to talk me through everything. She was as invested in me finding the right place as I was. It's exactly the kind of person you want to work with!
Jessica T.
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Ted was masterful at creating an ingenious deal that created a three-way win. Hire him!!!!
Ron S.
Your thoughtful attention to details, excellent communication and dedication to have everything work for everyone made this whole process go better than we could have expected. Thanks so much for your great service.
Barbara R.
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As a first time home buyer, Liz made the process way easier than I was expecting. Aside from being extremely knowledgeable about the area & market, Liz was an exceptionally good listener and quickly helped us narrow down the search to properties that fit our needs. We ended up finding a house that we love within a few weeks, and Liz helped ensure that the closing process went smoothly as well - all the way through staying late on a Friday afternoon to make sure we closed on-time. Great experience - highly recommend.
Ryan W.
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I felt supported by Amie throughout my entire apartment purchase experience. She was patient when I wanted to go back and look at apartments a second time and helped me ask myself the right questions in deciding Which place was right for me. On the day of my closing,after the papers were signed, she accompanied me to my apartment and tested and sorted the keys to make sure I knew which keys belonged to which locks. This might seem like a small thing, but it really helped ground me at a time when I was feeling very overwhelmed. If I ever again need a real estate agent, Amie will be the first one I call!
Diane B.
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Thank you for making the process easy.
Alice Y.
If 5 is the highest, then I rate Todd a 6! Mine was a tough deal, but Todd stood strong. He handled every aspect with poise, professionalism, and determination. I always felt like he had my back. His advice was wise and a comfort when the going got tough. Todd will entertain, articulate, provide sound guidance through his wealth of knowledge and make you very happy you chose him for your real estate needs. You want this guy on your side!
Patricia T.
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Liz was incredibly responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable. She made the home buying process much easier and less stressful. We would recommend her to anyone looking for an agent!
Jason N.
As a first time home buyer, working with Ted was terrific experience. If I have any friends need a realtor I will absolutely highly recommend him. He will work very hard on your best interest. Thanks again Ted!
Chunshu P.
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Todd, you've been a part of our family for quite sometime, so this sale is bittersweet and means goodbye to you! (Unless we buy a place in Chicago again...Probably not going to happen!) thank you for all your hard work, positive energy and constant professionalism. You're super good at what you do and don't ever stop. All reco's are headed your way! I'm definitely looking forward to that dinner in NYC! Tim & Melissa Lucar, Lincoln Square
Tim and Melissa L.
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Liz is a fantastic realtor that truly cares that her clients find the home that they love. She goes to great lengths to make sure her clients are happy. We couldn't be more pleased.
Adrienne F.
Liz Latour rules. Highly recommend her to anyone who wants to love their house.
Nick R.
Amie was great! I live in San Francisco and selling my property from across the country was stressful. Having Amie lead the process put me at ease. The fact that she lives and knows the neighborhood where my condo iw was key! She could talk up the benefits of living in the area but was also knowledgeable when it came to all of the upcoming changes in the area. At one point I was incredibly stressed about the condo not selling fast enough and Amie reassured me that dropping the price was NOT a good idea and to be patient. She was right and it sold where I wanted it to and within a short period of time. It was much easier than I thought and that really had to do with Amie. I also appreciated that she picked up the phone every time I called; to me it showed she cared and that the sale of my condo was important to her despite her heavy workload.
Iliana M.
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Amie was great! It was our first home buying experience, and Amie's knowledge and communication of everything in the process made for a very positive experience. She took us through every step and made it easy to make a good decision. We couldn't be happier!
Noah G.
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We could not have found a Realtor more familiar with the city and the process of purchasing a condo. His extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods and type of proprety we were interested in was invaluable. He listened carefully to our list of 'wants' and 'don't wants' and used those to assess every unit he showed us, often pointing out pros and cons we had not noticed. He wasn't just trying to get us to buy something, he wanted us to buy the right something. The most impressive thing about Ted was his cheerful willingness to respond to a seemingly endless string of questions from me with accurate information and honest opinions - before, during, and after the transaction. And on top of all that, he was good company. I would gladly recommend Ted to anyone looking for help with a real estate purchase in Chicago.
Cynthia P.
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Ted was the best! Always sending new properties and very proactive at putting offers in and updating us on the process. I would recommend him to anyone in the future.
Andrea D.
Ted, You were such a pleasure to work with!! Thank you for being a partner through the entire process. I never felt pressured to make decisions and you always let me know what the next steps were and what I needed to do. Thanks again for answer my millions of questions! Thanks, Lindsay
Lindsay K.
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Liz is the best, hands down. She not only sold our condo quickly, but also found us the perfect new home that fits our family to a T. And she took care of all the unknowns that would otherwise cause us stress. I could not recommend anyone more highly than I recommend Liz LaTour.
Melissa G.
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Liz was a huge help when it came to selling our condo. She was always willing to lend a helping hand we really don't know where we would be without her.
Jen A.
Liz is the best. She was very responsive, organized and honest throughout the entire process. I would not even consider using a different realtor in the future.
Shannon S.
Todd was a "dream" to work with. He helped us naviagate the entire process from preparing the place to go on market to the final steps. He provided sage advice and experience along the way to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. I have worked with Todd on several transactions and he continues to impress me and remind me why I continue to use him. This was my husband's first real estate experience with Todd as his broker and was equally impressed, telling me "he is worth EVERY penny."
Jeanine K.
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Amie is fantastic. She found exactly what we were looking for without wasting time. Then she guided us through the rest of the process. I recommend Amie highly.
Linda E.
Ted is awesome! Love him. In fact, he is ROCKSTAR AWESOME! Would totally work with him again.
Laurie K.
Great experience, dedicated a lot of his weekends to show us a wide range of houses so we could narrow down what we actually wanted in our home. Also provided us with good advice as first time home buyers.
Jacob O.
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We love Ted. He has a very good grip on real estate, and the Chicago market in particular. He is patient and always cheerful and respectful. After a long search he found us the perfect place that met all of our important requirements. I have recommended him to friends, and will continue to do so. Patrice Fletcher and Daniel Levine
Patrice F.
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My wife and I worked with Ted to buying our first house together in 2013 and to sell on our individual properties. We could not have been happy about our decision to work with Ted on both transactions. I have incredible respective for his knowledge of the Chicago real estate market, and keen eye for value, and genuine desire to do what is best for his client. Ted was fantastic through the entire process to buying a new home. He took the time to understand our priorities, educate us on the various Chicago neighborhoods, and identify options to visit. We truly valued Ted’s honest, objective perspectives on the various properties, and his ability to evaluate them based on our priorities. Ted did not pressure us and was very patient while we narrowed down our options. Once we identified a property, Ted moved aggressively and strategically to ensure we were best position to secure our property at an optimal price. Ted was also instrumental in selling our condo in Chicago. Ted educated us on the selling process, gave valuable guidance on staging, and provided relevant comp data to ensure we are priced appropriately. Ted strategically positioned our property at the right price to drive an incredible amount traffic in the initial days of listing, which resulted in multiple offers that exceeded our expectations. Throughout both transactions, Ted remained focused on our interests, and a trusted advisor in so many areas. We hired Ted as our realtor, but ended up with a friend.
Matt S.
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We loved working with Amie and Todd to sell our condo. As first time home sellers, we were grateful to have such committed and knowledgeable professionals on our side and we are happy to recommend this dream team to our friends in Chicago!
Meshawn & Daisy S.
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I had the good fortune of encountering Ted Mortellaro by chance at an open house in my former neighborhood. Ted was open, inviting, and happy to share both information and time. I expressed an interest in finding a property in my price range and Ted indicated a willingness and desire to help in that quest. As a first time buyer, I had many questions and concerns and, over time, Ted was able to help me work through each of them. I felt confident that Ted wouldn’t let me make a poor decision. I truly believe that he had my best interests at heart. Ted has a wealth of knowledge about Chicago and it’s various neighborhoods, so even though I didn’t have a firm grasp on a specific search location, he was able to guide me. Best of all, he listened. He didn’t just steer me to properties, but also away from properties he felt were unsuitable for one reason or another. I never felt pressured or rushed. Ted was patient and explained every step of the process to me. He made the buying experience one that was exciting, educational, and low stress. I couldn’t be happier with the property I eventually settled on and continue to communicate with Ted from time to time. He’s become a trusted friend and advisor. I will definitely be using Ted for any future real estate endeavors and would happily refer my friends and family to him.
Angela S.
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Ted has assisted us with four selling and buying (plus one rental) transactions in the last several years. Each experience has been professional and enjoyable. We consider Ted a good friend as well as our real estate agent and would not work with anyone else in Chicago.
Constance W.
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Ted is very knowledgeable and shared his expertise with me which was very helpful. Ted was available and generous with his time. Ted was willing to listen and encouraged me when I felt frustrated. Ted was very enjoyable to work with and also honest in his dealings. I highly recommend him!!!
Daniel C.
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Ted is a wonderful real estate agent as well as a wonderful human being! He is knowledgeable, patient and trustworthy. I have worked with him twice now and would highly recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling a property.
Maya K.
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Todd was the most aggressive of the candidates we interviewed when we chose a realtor to sell our two condos, and he delivered, proving himself far more knowledgeable and in-tune with the market than the others. He was very creative in his listing efforts, and went far above and beyond what any other realtor would have done to get the transactions closed. When it came time to help us buy our house, he really got to know us and what we were looking for in a house, including the "feel" of it, which can be very difficult to identify. When he told us he found the house for us, he was right, and we quickly called the place "home". Todd has a great handle on the market, gets to know his clients well in order to serve them the best, is great to work with, and works his tail off to satisfy. We couldn't have been happier with our choice to work with him, and would recommend him to anyone!
John E.
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After having our condo listed for over a year, we decided to change things up. We asked around and Todd Szwakowski came highly recommended. We could have not been happier with his service. He was very professional, organized, and efficient. Within no time he had interested buyers in our place and had us under contract in a fraction of the time the other realtor had the listing. He really took the time to put our mind at ease and followed through with what he told us. Although we had a smaller listing, Todd treated us like a high-profile client with a 7 figure listing. If you are looking for someone to sell your home and keep your best interest in mind, Todd is your guy! Brian & Kelli
Brian D.
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Todd is an intelligent, patient and fun person with a great ability to create possibility and excitement in a space.
Lisa H.
Todd was an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, thorough and extremely accommodating!
Jeff S.
Todd and his group worked hard to make things happen even in a challenging market.
Jodi E.
Todd was a phenomenal real estate agent. With him, I sold my place for more than the other agents I interviewed were even willing to list it for! He was also a tremendous pleasure to work with, great bedside manner and entertaining to be around!
Victoria E.
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Well above and beyond the base line real estate sell service. An absolute pleasure working with Todd.
Dave A.
We LOVE Todd! We purchased our first home through him. From picking us up to go to showings, to working through a personal conflict, to helping us narrow down an area to find our condo- he was just EXCELLENT! We don't even have words for how he much we respect and trust him. We made a great friend in Tood and will definitely use his services again when we move to our next place.
Brian & Erin W.
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Without doubt Todd is the agent we recommend to all our clients and friends; his deep understanding of the history of all of Chicago's diverse neighborhoods makes him an invaluable broker. He is a true professional.
John I.
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We had a wonderful experience with Todd. He completely saw the vision for our unit and who would be our buyer, and made the listing and promotion sold the unique aspects that brought that vision to life.
Nick P.
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Todd made my home selling experience the best! He took care of everything!
Pam K.
Todd was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was both my selling agent (we sold in 5 days above asking) and buyers agent. He found the perfect place for me that I knew the second I walked in was the place I would live. He was very responsive to all my questions, follow-ups, etc. I would use todd again and certainly recommend him to my friends/colleagues that may be looking to buy/sell.
Matthew H.
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Every aspect of the home search and purchase process was top-shelf. Todd listened to us, mashed our wish list with his market knowledge and we were able to move quickly when we needed to. He advised graciously and thoughtfully during the fraught negotiation phase. And in the end we have a home that exceeds our dreams, and someone we consider a friend in Todd.
Andrew W.
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Todd is professional, takes great pride in his work and goes above and beyond to take care of his client's needs. This is the 3rd time that I am working with Todd.
Nataly F.
Amie was steadfast in her support as we waded through the bureaucratic waters of the short sale process. She was kind, thoughtful and so generous with her time and attention.
Jeremy B.
Five stars just is not enough to describe our experience with Amie. My fiance and I were looking to buy our first condo in Chicago and I cannot imagine completing the transaction without Amie at our side. She listened carefully to what we needed, offered a unique perspective on properties we thought we were interested, and delivered our dream home after four showings! The process of completing the transaction was very stressful because of my particular lender, but Amie took care of everything and was cool, calm, and collected no matter what happened. Whether you are new to the real estate market or a seasoned veteran, Amie is an incredible asset and a true professional.
Kate M.
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5 stars as always!!!!! Thanks again, you are the best!!!!
Sharon C.
As a first time homebuyer, I was nervous about going through the process of finding and buying my first place. Liz made me feel completely comfortable throughout the entire process. She is extremely knowledgable, honest, and trustworthy. I had a great experience and am now happily living in my own place!
Brooke M.
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Amie made our first-time home buying experience enjoyable. We had so many rookie questions, and Amie took the time to thoroughly explain the process to us. She is a knowledgable and connected agent second to none! She has a great team of trust-worthy professionals who will guide you through the buying process. We couldn't be more happy with our experience, and highly recommend Amie to any home buyers and sellers.
Jennifer and Sarra M.
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Amie was everything that we expected in an agent: consultative, knowledgeable, respectful, detail-oriented, prompt. She knew how to roll with the punches -- especially during a home-buying and home-selling process that had its ups and downs. She knows the market and can anticipate/predict how sellers and prospective buyers will react. We would highly recommend her.
Mike D.
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This was my 2nd time working with Amie and I wouldn't consider having anyone else help me to find my next dream home!
Sarah G.
Amie was awesome in the sell of my condo. She walked me through every step of the process to get my home ready to sell, and sold my home for a good price which is really tough in this economy. I highly recommend her! --Laura
Laura D.
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Amie was the best. She helped me through all the steps in buying my new home and answered all my questions, no matter what I asked.
Tina M.
Liz is fantastic. Professional, accessible and focused on making the transaction a positive experience for all.
Jamie J.
Ted is knowledgeable, responsive and accessible. As a first time home-buyer I had a lot of questions. Ted walked me through every step in the process. I would definitely use him again.
Cristal T.
Liz is the best. Her hard work got our family the house we will be in for the next 30 years. We recommend all of our friends and family to Liz
Kenneth & Gina P.
Being a difficult buyer Liz was great to work with. She took me to over 50 properties until I finally found one that was right. I would definitely recommend working with her.
Katie B.
Liz exceed all of our expectations. I will recommend her to anyone in the market to buy or sell.
Jim K.
After having been through the real-estate buying process in 2005 with an agent that clearly did not have our best interests at heart, it was refreshing to work with Ted, who above all, was ethical and gave us helpful advice, including many times lowering our offer prices. We trust Ted and that is the most important quality for us in having an agent. Thanks Ted!
Adam G.
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Ted was amazing through every step of the home buying process. He answered all our questions/concerns in a timely manner. My wife & I honestly can say this was a great experience working with Dream Town. We have already recommended him to many of our friends! We feel as though we gained a friendship though this buying experience. We couldn't be more happy! Thanks Ted!
Thomas W.
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Ted has been my "go to guy" for my last 3 real estate transactions. His knowledge of the market and making sure my goals were met were outstanding. I highly recommend him.
Woodrow G.
Our home search was epic. Exciting at times, depressing at other times, but mostly it was long – spanning a couple of years – trying the find the house of our dreams AND within our budget (the hard part). Ted was with us from the beginning to the end, always with a smile on his face. And after showing us countless houses over the years, his patience and hard work finally paid off for us. Ted not only helped us fine the perfect house, he also helped us sell our condo for a great price! Thanks Ted.
Michelle K.
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Easy to deal with, knows the market. Provides expert advice and insight with regards to market and amenities, etc
Ari M.
Without hesitation, I would recommend Liz to anyone who is looking for personalized real estate expertise in the Chicago area. I can easily say that if it weren't for her guidance, advocacy, and presence throughout my first time buying experience, the process would have become overwhelming. She offers great, up-to-date knowledge of the market, she understands the nuances of Chicago neighborhoods, she learns your personal needs and interests, she works well with other agents on your behalf, she makes the paperwork something not to fear, she gives you candid and straightforward advice, and most importantly, she is your greatest advocate not only until you close escrow, but well after. When it comes to real estate agents, I feel like I lucked out. Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity Lauren Schwendimann
Lauren S.
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Real estate is a business of strategy, information, communication, negotiation, and professional persistence. It requires skill, knowledge and imagination- Liz LaTour commands all of these attributes to successfully accomplish a deal and make you feel as though you are her only client. It is with gratitude and complete satisfaction that I recommend Liz LaTour's services to anyone buying or selling in the Chicago market. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time Lisa Cameron
Lisa C.
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In a tough market, Liz LaTour sold our property in an amazingly short time. Liz works hard, works smart and tells you the truth. She gave us expert advice on preparing our property for sale and prepared outstanding comp analysis to get the pricing right. When negotiations with first time buyers proved frustrating, Liz remained calm, level-headed and communicated by phone, in person, and in writing at each step of the way. Liz is a super agent: professional, conscientious, and motivated! Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert Kathryn Snyder
Kathryn S.
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