The Dream Town Client Experience
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Jason and Cheryl Zielinski
Ben Y. Shalom was a pleasure to work with, personally and professionally. His great attitude and work ethic was really helpful in finding what we were looking for. Often times, Ben asked the right questions to help us focus our real estate search, and also went out of his way to show us places in the evenings, well after normal working hours. As first time buyers, the task of looking for a place to buy was daunting to say the least, but Ben always made sure to help us through the process, reassuring us where we needed it the most. He is a go-getter, and just a really great person, and we certainly look forward to working with him again in the future.
Jason and Cheryl Zielinski , River West
I just wanted to say that Misha did a great job! She really busted her butt on getting as many showings as possible. The flyers were very professional looking and she did a great job capturing what the condo looked like in every picture. The little extra touches made a big difference. She went ahead and purchased a sushi set to add as decoration and color for the kitchen, and also a plant for the living room. I did get positive feedback on those things when I showed the place the one time when Misha was very sick. Let's just say that Misha was worth every penny! I definitely wouldn't have had enough time to show and sell my condo with my crazy schedule. Again, thank you for making my first condo selling experience an easy one!
Ryan Wyckoff, Little Italy
Robert T. Woodburn
I worked with Larissa Pevtsova while searching for real estate in Chicago. . I first engaged her in January 2005. She was very professional in her approach. She requested detailed information discerning my likes and dislikes. Once she had a knowledge of what I was looking for, she went to business researching available properties in an attempt to fulfill my desires. She was always prompt, reliable and responsive to my needs. She is skillful in her trade. It did not take long for us to find a property to my liking and she dealt very skillfully with the seller, always keeping my interest as foremost in her mind. She has that ability to create that win-win scenario that brings seller and buyer together as opposed to alienating one another. I got a great deal! Since then I have dealt with her on another purchase and am contemplating a third. I cannot recommend her more highly. I don't think you can go wrong with this intelligent highly motivated professional.
Robert T. Woodburn, River North
Ron & Lynn Wolfe
We would just like to express our sincere gratitude to Ting Sutana for doing a great job in helping us find the right condo. This is a new experience as a first time buyer and she made our decision much easier. Ting was very accommodating in showing us properties. She was always there available to help us and answer questions. She also extended herself frequently to show us everything possible. This is a person who is highly knowledgeable, very helpful and technically competent. We are very happy we found our dream home. We highly recommend her.
Ron & Lynn Wolfe, Jefferson Park
Julie and Adam
When my husband and I decided to buy a house, we knew exactly what we wanted-everything! A great house at a great price in a great neighborhood with great schools. I was sure we'd have to compromise, but Nykea helped us assess not only properties but entire neighborhoods to fit our needs. She never, ever judged or tried to push our decision making in one direction or another. She answered about a thousand phone calls and emails (I'm what you'd call a high-maintenance client), and never made us feel like we were wasting her time. She was always ready to help and ENDLESSLY patient. We searched for months and finally found the perfect house- after months of looking, numerous neighborhoods, and many properties, we ended up going back and buying the first house we saw!
Nykea was great, and we'd recommend her to anyone.
Julie and Adam , Little Italy/UIC
Amy and Keith
Your website and weekly e-mail updates on properties that fit into our price range and desired amenities was what initially drew me to contact you once we were ready to begin looking. Beverly did an amazing job helping is narrow our selections, meeting with us at convenient times and really going to bat for us when it counted! Overall, we were incredibly satisfied with our decision to use Beverly as our realtor and will recommend her in the future to our friends (she's already got one closing in a few months!!) Thanks!
Amy and Keith, Lakeview
Our experience with Tom Okon at Dream Town was fantastic, and I will recommend that any of my friends hoping to relocate to Chicago work with Tom. Tom is absolutely low pressure, which we really appreciated, but was also available any time we had questions. I can't emphasize enough how impressed and grateful we were for Tom's responsiveness. Not only did he answer all our questions to him right away, but sometimes we cc'd him on emails with questions directed to other parties in the process and Tom was the first one to respond and answer those questions! Tom is very knowledgeable about the process of home-buying and we came to trust and rely on his expertise, and he is also a fun and interesting person to spend time with (which is good, since we definitely put in some time looking at homes!) Tom listened to what we wanted and showed us a number of places that fit exactly what we were looking for--and we ended up in a home that we are very excited about! Tom was also very helpful during the negotiation stage, giving advice when we asked for it but, again, never pressuring us one way or the other. Overall we had a great experience buying our first home, and much of the credit goes to Tom.
Erin Williamson, Lakeview
Dream Town is the perfect name for this company because it has been just that for me - A dream come true in a town I have always wanted to live in. Jim Wogan helped make my dream a reality.
After registering on the Dream Town site for searches - Jim called me within minutes to answer any questions and help me get started. I lived out of state at the time so I was very nervous about buying a place from so far away. Jim is the kind of person who you meet once - and instantly you just know you can trust him. He took care of everything for me - from searching for places, making many important phone calls, recommending a lawyer I could trust and even picking me up at the airport so we could make it to my closing on time! There was never a time I couldn't get in touch with Jim. Through this entire process, I really felt like I was his only client.
Three months after meeting Jim for the first time - I am now holding the keys to my new home. I know I couldn't have done it without him. If you want to know about Jim as a person - this is how I describe him to people:
Jim Wogan - Friendly real estate agent. . . family man. . . and just an all around good guy!!
Meet with Jim once and you'll see what I mean.
Tera Williams, Lincoln Park
Natalie was terrific. She was very patient with us, and never made us feel pressured. I will work with Natalie on every house I buy in the future.
Chris Widell, Old Town
I wasn't sure exactly what avenue to take to send you a raving review about my daughter's and my experience with Dream Town and our very successful outcome of our real estate experience. We were fortunate to have contacted Ting Sutana. Ting was not only very thorough in the search for the perfect condo for my daughter, but she was also, so thoughtful, professional, reliable and entirely pleasant throughout the process. She saw it to conclusion as we found and purchased a lovely little condo on Clarendon. From our first question to the final closing, Ting was there and so helpful along the way. We couldn't have asked for a better experience, especially considering most of the work was done long distance, as we live in Michigan. I just wanted you to know that our experience with Dream Town through Ting Sutana was outstanding. If we have any future need, or if any of our friends are considering a real estate purchase in your wonderful city, Dream Town and Ting will be our first choice. Thank you all so much for a wonderful experience and congratulate Ting on an outstanding job.
Leslie Whitfield, Lakeview
Ginger and Simon Wheeler
We would like to thank you for all the time and energy you put into helping us find and complete on our lovely home. Your attention to detail and hospitality have been second to none!! You really understand the emotional issues when buying a home as well as the practical ones.
We look forward to seeing you over the holidays!
Ginger and Simon Wheeler - The "London" Clients, Naperville
Gary and Angel Wheaton
Our agent, Kora, was excellent from start to finish. We especially appreciate her help in navigating the steps from making the offer, to closing the deal. Kora made it her responsibility to oversee the whole process which made life easier for us. Thanks, Kora!
Gary and Angel Wheaton
Andy and Jenny Duerkop, South Loop
United Center Park
I found my Dreamtown experience to be greatly professional. Greg Alley worked as hard to find me a home as I could have asked of anybody, probably even more so. I have to say that I am extremely happy with my new place and have even recommended Dream Town Realty to friends looking to buy.
Scott, United Center Park
I could not have asked for a more professional agent. You were great to work with and we felt comfortable and confident through the entire process knowing that you were by our side. Not only are you a great real estate agent - but you are now a great friend!
Audrey Westdorp, Gold Coast
My realtor Kora Chang was very responsive to all my needs as a client! She understood quickly my style and was able to lead me in the right direction. I found Kora easily accessible and was available promptly by appointment or phone. Kora helped me find my beautiful home in the heart of the "West Loop" and was extremely knowledgeable of the area being a native. Kora has a high energy level and is ready to hunt for anybodies goal. Not only is she now a super close friend but also a trusting neighbor.
Marina Welch, West Loop
Jason and Jennifer
Erika was incredible. We couldn't have asked for a better agent to represent us in our purchase. She truly looked out for interests, even when we didn't know it! We had an exceptionally difficult seller who almost scared us off from the purchase. Being first time homebuyers, we overreacted to our difficult seller, and almost walked out of the deal. Erika, however, knew a good deal when she saw it, and encouraged us to stay in, while also supporting us if we decided to pull out. Although she knew it was good for us to stay in the deal, she never pressured us. The day we took possession of the place, we realized how much we loved the place, and how big of a mistake it would have been to pull out. We were so impressed with Erika, she we referred her to a friend who just recently purchased their place through Erika!
Jason and Jennifer, East Village
Eric S. Wagner
I would like to say that Terri was extremely helpful with my search for a condominium. I was a first time buyer and she was there to help me and offer advice throughout the entire process. Terri was willing to go the extra mile and turn what can be a stressful experience into a smooth process. Terri was always there to answer all of my questions and recommend solutions to issues that arose. Terri also chauffeured me around to dozens of locations and was always ready to accommodate my busy schedule. Terri is a competent and hardworking professional!
Eric S. Wagner, Albany Park
I really didn't like to work with real estate agents (I had many bad experiences) until I met Marcia Badillo. She is just the best and changed my mind about their job. I remember when I met her she did not sound desperate like many others real estate agents who I've met before. She just asked me for details and my permission to send me some properties that I might be interested in. I spent some time looking at properties with her and saw how professional she was at her job. It did not take me long to realize that if I really wanted to sell my place, Marcia would be the best choice. I had my condo for "sale by owner" and I needed to purchase a single family home.
The best part is that my condo was sold in one week. Marcia also helped me with many others aspects of the process. My attorney was not the best and missed important details that Marcia pointed out before the closing date. Communication with the buyer was very difficult, and the developer of the new home that I was buying as well. I think without her experience it wouldn't have been that easy or it may not have happened.
Today I have a new construction single family home and I am very happy!
Marcia Badillo is just the best!
Dr. Vila, Fuller Park
Mark was the best realtor I could have chosen! He was extremely knowledgeable, patient, understanding and fun thru my first home buying experience. He really made the process very easy and comfortable. Mark will definitely be my realtor for my second home.
Carla Verder, North Center
I am so happy with my new apartment! I do believe that if it hadn't been for Michael, I would still be searching for a place to call home. I certainly have appreciated Michael's expertise in his field when time was of the essence in purchasing a unit. Not only was I able to sign a contract within one week of speaking with Michael about what exactly I was looking for but was able to close within a month!
Michael has always been quick in responding to any concern or question I had (and I had many!) and quick to settle my fears (and I had many more!). I have enjoyed working with him because his professionalism extended to caring about me as one of his clients and to my needs when searching for a home. It was a pleasure to do business with Michael and am recommending him to everyone I know.
Thank you so much for all you've done for me Michael. You are the best!
Hung & Du Trieu
Dreamtown has been a pleasure to work with. Their website was incredibly easy to navigate and contained a wealth of information. Our realtor Grace Diaz was incredibly patient and attentive to our needs. Not only did we find a great realtor we found a good friend. I would recommend Dreamtown to any of my friends and family.
Hung & Du Trieu, Wicker Park
Arielle was a great realtor. She was always available to answer any questions that I had.
Luke Townsend, Rogers Park
Old Irving Park
Marcia, you were of extreme help to me. I was moving from the suburbs to the city for the first time. You took the time to listen to me about what my unique needs were and what I wanted in a neighborhood. You matched up my needs to 3 of Chicago's neighborhoods and our search began. While I was undecided about single family homes versus condominiums, you gladly showed me both in my price range. With you doing the driving, I saw ample properties and ended up with the absolute perfect match. Thanks for listening, being patient with me and finding me the perfect new home.
Tim K. , Old Irving Park
When it came to buying my first home, I was pretty particular about what I wanted. George Synowiec understood, and showed me many beautiful lofts in just the neighborhoods I was interested in. After I found "the one", his patience, helpfulness, and flexibility made the rest of the process--even negotiating for extra features--enjoyable. I won't hesitate in referring others to George!
Faith Thoma, South Loop
I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for all your work that you did with me on this whole deal. I really think you are a wonderful realtor who goes beyond the standard. You handled so many details with me, calmed me down with a lot of my fears, and taught me so much about the buildings and process. . . I don't think I could ever work with anyone else in the future!
So I just wanted to let you know that I thought you were absolutely
wonderful, and I would refer everyone I know to you and Dream Town!
Ana Tharakan, West Lakeview
I wanted to say thank you for all of your assistance as I went through the process of searching and closing on the new condo. You helped me narrow down my area of focus and land me a great space on a tiny budget. And you did it all so patiently, always making me feel like a priority client. Throughout, you went above and beyond. You were flexible to accommodate my schedule during showings and made sure that I was comfortable and everything was on track during closing. I would absolutely recommend you to friends and coworkers. Your friendly and professional demeanor made you a real pleasure to work with. Thanks Yogi!
Anna Testa, Gold Coast
Heather and Joel
We are pleased with our experience with Dream Town. From the very beginning of search, the web site helped tremendously. But, even with the most narrowed search results, the process can be very time-consuming, and that's where Beverly came in and made things easy.
We are impressed with the quality of Beverly's assistance from the very first appointment, through today - weeks after our closing. Our relationship is a lasting one. Beverly asked all the questions we didn't think of and provided superb service - she didn't waste our time with a single unnecessary detail, but yet allowed us to be involved in everything we wanted to be. She steered every step of the home searching and buying process to be as successful and efficient as possible - she's a real smooth operator!
Heather and Joel
Josh & Aiyana Taylor
Tom was absolutely amazing; a complete "God-send. " He was very organized, efficient, and very attentive to our needs. He made us feel very comfortable in our transition from Las Vegas to Chicago. Thank you Dream Town for our new home!
Josh & Aiyana Taylor, Bucktown
Paul and Katie Sutherland
I thought I would finally write and thank you for the great job you did in handling the University Village Loft condo deal for us. From start to finish you were professional yet personable, you were quick to respond to our questions and concerns, and you went above and beyond on so many occasions. You exceeded our every expectation which is something that is extremely hard to come by these days.
We love our new condo and we feel like we not only got a new home but also got a new friend in you.
Thanks again for a job well done,
Paul and Katie Sutherland, University Village
Thanks Yogi for your responsiveness through the home buying process. As a first-time home-buyer, I had many questions and all your answers were thorough and timely. I am very pleased with my final purchase because of your guidance and support. We found exactly what I was hoping for and more. . .
Julie Surma, Lakeview
Khen and Maria Sok
Thank you for helping us find our first dream house. Your knowledge, expertise and your opinion helped us decide on such a big investment. From finding to closing, I thought it went smooth in a matter of two months. I will highly recommend you to anyone that's interested in buying or selling.
Khen and Maria Sok, Lincoln Square
Beverly is a fierce advocate for her customers. In my transaction she never hesitated to confront a seller or agent when she perceived a problem that could impact me. I would highly recommend her especially for the first time buyer as I was.
Rick Stoneham, Logan Square
Mitch did an amazing job! Even though I was out of town, my buying experience went off without a hitch. Thanks so much!
Stephen G. , Lakeview
Stefan and Sara
The best part about working with Greg was that I felt like we had someone on our side - not someone that was pushing to close the deal or trying to make a quick buck, but genuinely interested in helping us make the right choice and answer all of our questions"
Stefan and Sara
Dream Town is a great organization to serve your real estate needs. It has a great search engine and the website is easy to use with intuitive interfaces. But you can always judge the caliber of a company by the people they recruit.
Natalie Gorman is a dream to work with. She is the total package; bright, dedicated, reliable and personable without compromising her professional demeanor. Regarding the intangibles; she has good intuitive abilities and her interpersonal skills leave nothing to be desired.
She is everything you could want in a Real Estate Agent and I have recommended her to several of my business acquaintances. Natalie earns your trust by following through on all requests, promptly returning calls, being organized and always being on time for appointments. I highly recommend her.
Ed Steele, South Shore
Abigail & Kevin
We couldn't begin to thank you for everything you have done for us. We really feel like we are now starting our life together. Thanks for making an intimidating process very easy.
Abigail & Kevin
Liz and Anthony
As first-time buyers, we agree one of Marcia's best attributes is her patience. We visited the same property several times before we finally decided to make an offer, and each time she was as gracious as the last. When it came time to close on it, she was there every step of the way. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor who has her clients' interests at heart.
Liz and Anthony, Gold Coast
I would like to extend the highest compliments to my agent, Mitch Gardberg. The entire process was handled in a very professional manner. Even though my needs changed on more than one occasion, Mitch was always helpful and positive, treating me as though my wife and I were truly valued clients. Even after the deal closed, Mitch has maintained the same great attitude as small issues arose and needed to be addressed. I would highly recommend Mitch to any person in the real estate market who is looking for someone to work hard for them to meet their goals in the real estate market, whatever those goals may be.
I recently purchased a condo on the north side. Even though I told Mitch that I had picked out a place that I wanted to make an offer on, Mitch took his own time and initiative to find other places in the same price range, and the place I ended up buying was one of the ones Mitch had found. He could have taken the easy way out and just facilitated the deal on the place I had selected, but he was more concerned about our being happy in the long run, and less concerned about making a quick buck. For this, we are extremely grateful.
Richard Sorin, Edgewater
Misha, I want to comment about your performance in relation to my purchase at Catalpa Gardens. What I guess I was most impressed with was your research BEFORE our appointment. Not only did you have the information pulled on the property, but you had the comp set in addition to what they were offering to potential buyers (which as it turns out, was lower in your MLS) than what they offered me as a walk-in.
Consequently you saved me over $2,000 right off the bat. This type of work ethic is what distinguishes those that are average and those that are exceptional. I would have no hesitation is utilizing your services and or referring you to others.
Ed Socorro, Edgewater
I think even Amy was surprised when the listing agent asked me how long I had been looking and I replied that this was the condo number 52.
She thought I was exaggerating. I wasn't.
Amy never rushed me to take something that wasn't exactly what I was looking for . . . which was a condo that had an alternative layout that I could actually afford.
I think she was completely prepared to continue looking despite the fact that my availability inevitably landed on a day it was 20 degrees and sleeting outside. She was wonderfully professional and even more importantly a real trooper. Her services have extended from the initial search right down to sending me a list of things to do for my move. You can't go wrong with that level of service!
Therese Slusher, South Loop
As a first time buyer, I had a lot of questions and doubts about the home buying process. Kora was professional and responsive to my needs. She was knowledgeable, patient, and a good listener. She was especially good at understanding what I was looking for and helping me find the right match. We eventually found the perfect place for me! I enjoyed working with Kora and would recommend her to my friends and colleagues.
Kristin Sliemers, West Loop
My experience with Dream Town went above and beyond what I expected by far. Kara was the best real estate agent I ever dreamed of dealing with. Having our first property fall through before the closing, my wife and I needed to find a condominium in less than 3 weeks. Kara worked night and day for us as if she were a close friend. I got off of work at 5pm and would not view any properties until 6pm every evening. Kara showed us at least 3 to 4 places a night for 2 1/2 weeks until we found the right one. Sometimes showing us places until 9:30pm. Kara is a true friend. I highly, I repeat, I HIGHLY recommend anyone to call Kara. Thank you very much for everything Kara.
Michael Sexton, Albany Park
Gregg Scholten and Karen Reddy
We had a really great time getting to know Mitch through our adventures in finding a condo. Mitch was really an amazing realtor and a trustworthy advocate for us. Its unusual to have such a great experience while looking for a home. We would definitely use Dream Town again. We have already recommended it to numerous family members and friends.
Gregg Scholten and Karen Reddy, Edgewater
United Center Park
I recently enlisted the help of Dream Town Realty in the sale of my home and purchase and a new condo in Chicago. Misha Immormino was my realtor and I must say that she made the whole process simple and extremely less stressful than if I had been on my own. There were several complications throughout my sale and purchase, and Misha handled everything from start to finish very expediently and proficiently. Had she not been available and on top of things the way she was, I probably would have lost my mind. I would recommend Misha (and Dream Town) to anybody looking to sell or purchase, and I have even has friends who were thinking of selling on their own ask for the number as they saw how wonderful my experience was. Keep up the great work, and I will definitely use your services in the future.
Jill Schneider, United Center Park
Ben is a caring and meticulous realtor and I would recommend him to anyone who wants a top-rate person assisting them with their real estate needs. I couldn't be happier with the home I purchased as well as the service I received.
Katherine Schnauffer, Lincoln Square
First of all, let me start out by saying, "I love my new house!" It is my dream come true. Second of all, I would like to thank you so very much for your help, guidance and superior service as my real estate agent in my new house purchase. Buying a home can be a very stressful process, but thanks to your determination and vast experience, the whole transaction was a breeze. From the first showing to the last, through the negotiation, home inspection and closing, everything went smooth. You are a true professional. I would definitely recommend your services to one and all. Thanks!!
Yours truly, Kevin Schmitz
I am writing to express my gratitude for the service I received from my real estate agent, Beverly Bahm. You will not find a kinder, smarter, more 24/7 realtor who will do everything she can to make the buying process as easy and understandable as possible!! As a first-time homebuyer I was able to ask Beverly lots of questions (often the same ones on multiple occasions). Every step of the way, Beverly had my best interests in mind. She was never pushy; always understanding. I would work with Beverly again and again and again. Thanks Beverly!!
David Schermer, Logan Square
Eric & Ricarda
After the deal to sell our condo fell through we were in a bad situation. We had a purchase contract on a home and a significant sum of money tied up and absolutely no prospective buyers for our unit. It was at this point when we called Nykea. She explained her services, gave us a list of task to complete and asked us to call her if we decided to use her. Needless to say, our decision to utilize her services and expertise was made before she left our home. After only two showings we received two contracts and the one we ultimately accepted was more than 97% of our asking price. Our deal closed on both properties the week of April 14, 2006. We are still moved and stand in awe of Nykea's level professionalism and dedication to selling our home; she was always available and willing to assist us. As the airport manager of the world's busiest airport I could use 400 people like Nykea.
John Campas is one of the most pleasant people I have ever worked with. My experience was excellent and I couldn't be more pleased how everything turned out.
Gigi Saintil, Tri-Taylor Area
I highly recommend working with Bonnie and Mark. Both of them are courteous, professional, knowledgeable and fun! I was looking for a studio condo in a certain price range in the city, and both Bonnie and Mark were proactive, patient and diligently working on my behalf. When it came time to make an offer, Mark was a savvy negotiator and got me a great deal in a building that I love. I was impressed with his follow-through and I felt as though he was my ally in a situation where you can feel that everyone is fighting for a piece of the pie. I am so happy with my new condo. If I ever decide to move (not for a few years, hopefully), I will definitely love to work with Bonnie and Mark again. Thank you Dream Town!
Isha Ruparel, Lakeview