What Mark's Clients Say
Mark was amazing from start to finish. He was knowledgeable and did his homework on every property we asked to look at and gave his honest opinion on whether it was worth our time or not. He didnâ??t waste our time, which, to me, is the most important thing. He fought for us and what we wanted and I would recommend him to anyone I know looking for a house in the future and if I ever buy another house, heâ??ll be my first call. Thank you Mark!
Mark was so helpful in the sale of our condo. I really appreciate his expertise and guidance. He was also very hands on and helped wherever he could to make the process easy for us.
Mark knows the market and knows how best to position your property. He communicates clearly and thoroughly explained the options contained in the various offers for the property we were selling. Mark is one in a million!
Great experience! Found me a wonderful home and negotiated a price within my budget.
I will recommend Mark to whoever wants to have the top service and the best assistance in finding their dream home! One word that I would describe my experience with Mark and his team of professionals is STELAR! He never settled in providing me with the best options not only into housing but also analysis of the impact on the expenses and technical assistance that I expected! He has become not only my agent but I am proud to say MY FRIEND! Thank you Mark, and see you soon! Cannot wait for us to go through this together again!
Mark and Tammi are true professionals. They are incredible resources with their local network and knowledge of real estate in Chicago. I was also impressed by their responsiveness, especially over the holidays. With their help, our first home-buying experience was smooth with minimal stress.
Mark Miles, was by far the best experience that a real estate expert can provide!
Attention to details, accurate information about the property's market and of course urgency in taking care of our requirements are just a few additional adjectives I would use for his services!
Working with Mark is 100% set up for success!
You are a great asset for the company and hopefully this is just the beginning of a long collaboration!
Thank you kindly!
I can't say enough good things about working with Mark. This is my second experience with Mark & both times were just great. Mark really knows his stuff and will patiently answered all of my questions, even the ones I asked twice! My list of nonnegotiables and wants were respected, and he didn't try to push any decisions on me. He found me a beautiful home and when I'm ready to sell this one, Mark will be my first phone call.
Mark was a pleasure to work with. Knowledgeable and extremely helpful in coordinating and getting all the pieces in place prior to listing to facilitate a quick and successful sale.
Could not be more pleased. True professionalism from start to finish
Given tight time constraints associated with a corporate relocation, Mark kept me diligently apprised of the market and available inventory, and he aggressively worked to find the perfect apartment in the right neighborhood and at the right price. He went beyond the call of duty in every way. Working with him could not have been a better experience.
5 Stars x 10. Mark is the epitome of excellent client service. Patient, knowledgeable, experienced, thorough, too many superlatives to list, but most of all he is a personable professional who had my best interests at heart. All I can say is if I walked away from the sale feeling like I was the lucky one in snagging Mark as my realtor, then he must have done a good job. Heâs well deserving of my gratitude and has my highest recommendation.
Mark is the best! He cares, goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable, he's friendly, knowledgeable, timely -- he is just great. I wouldn't like of using another realtor and recommend Mark to everyone. THANK YOU!
Mark led us through a very deliberate process in thinking about our "big move." He was always available and responsive, used information as we went along to tweak the direction and was always helpful in peripheral areas where we needed guidance. Consequently, we were able to find the place we loved. Thanks Mark!
Mark was great to work with when we were selling our rental condo. Because we live out of state, Mark took care of all of the issues for us so we didn't have to travel to Chicago at all. His service went above and beyond the service that we have received from other realtors. He was easily accessible and made constructive suggestions to help sell our condo. He recommended reputable tradespeople and supervised their work. He got us a good offer for our condo considering the market. All in all, it was an easy and pleasant experience for us and we would highly recommend Mark Miles.
Mark Miles sold our home at 1157 W Newport Unit D and went way above and beyond
our expectations. Not only did Mark sell our house swiftly in this
tough economy, he also helped us with an issue that occurred
after the listing. Mark noticed the issue and took pictures of it and
even cleaned up the resulting mess. This was extremely valuable because we had
moved out of the house to make showings easier (as we just had our
first child). We thought selling our home would be quite the
challenge, especially with a newborn in the house, but Mark ensured
that it was an easy, seamless process, even going as far as picking up
a fireplace key and delivering it to the buyers after the close. All
in all I would highly recommend Mark and wanted to ensure we
were completely satisfied with Mark.
Though we hope to not move for 30 years (or so we say), we will definitely look to Mark to help us with future real estate transactions!
He is a great asset to Dream Town!
Jessica Lewis, Lakeview
Thank you so much for all that you did to get the loft sold. In the past, I have bought and sold properties, but I feel you went above and beyond what other Realtors have done for me in the past! Your communication and planning between all parties was incredible. I do realize that selling this property was very time consuming and labor intensive. I feel grateful and truly appreciative for all your hard work.
Next time I am in Chicago, please join me for a dinner/ drink, as I did not get the opportunity to meet you in person.
Great Job and thank you!
GREAT experience once again! Mark helped us with the selling of our condo this time. He knew we were in a time constraint and got us an incredible deal. Not only did he help us get a timely deal, he was helpful and knowledgeable throughout the whole closing process. I would recommend Mark to anyone. He really knows the business and the city! Thanks again Mark!
Mark is a consumate professional who attended to every detail of both our purchase and sale of real estate. I would recommend him highly.
Mark Miles is the greatest agent ever! With his experience and great knowledge selling our home and buying a new one was so easy and quick, however we did not feel any pressure at any time throughout the process. Also his help with finding a mortgage lender and attorney resulted in a smooth closing on our new house, without any problems at all. Thank you for everything.
Artur Rybski and family
Mark is phenomenal. As a first time home buyer, I was completely inexperienced in how to begin my search let alone the steps needed to secure a contract and close on the property. Mark held my hand every step of the way and helped us find and secure the perfect first home! Thank you Mark. Can't wait to work with you again!
Mark was very knowledgeable of the downtown condo market. With his help we were able to find the right condo for our needs in less than one day. We would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking for something in the city.
I cannot say enough about the quality, professionalism and expertise that Mark Miles provided in the purchase of our new home. he was more than our Agent, he was our confident, adviser and our friend.
Being a first time home buyer, I feel incredibly fortunate I was able to work with someone as knowledgable as Mark. Throughout the process, I felt Mark gave unbiased, fact-based feedback on the properties we looked at, which included advice on how to spot maintenance warning signs and how they would translate into future out-of-pocket costs. In addition, Mark was extremely fast at returning phone calls and emails, and I always felt that he was focusing on my search 100%. Mark was also able to provide me with options for excellent professional contacts as well, which had a direct impact on my successful closing. Overall, I could not have asked for someone better to guide me through the home-buying process. I highly, highly recommend Mark and I will definitely use Mark again in the future.
As a first time home buyer it was a pleasure to have Mark Miles guide me through the process of finding a new home. Mark came prepared to each showing and helped me ask the questions I didn't even know I had. He was flexible with my schedule and listened closely to what I was looking for. The whole process from start to finish was a very smooth and painless 3 months. I'll look to Mark again when looking for real estate guidance!Anthony Lee, Lincoln Square
Words can't describe how helpful Mark was to us. He was so patient on communicating with the seller (a bank owner foreclosure) for us, and if we had a question or concern, he would resolve it so quickly to make sure that me and my husband, as buyers, were satisfied. Without his help, we would have to spend time and money on replacing the damaged carpet ourselves. Mark as our agent, he represented our best interests and put a lot his time and effort. He is without a doubt the most professional Real Estate Consultant in Chicago. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a helpful agent. P.S: we just had our baby shower last week, and everybody loves our place. Thank you very much, Mark!May and Mark, South Loop
Purchasing a bank owned house the week you are getting married is not the best of ideas for first time buyers but it is what we did. Mark was very patient throughout the entire process and handled it well. He was very timely in his responses to all our inquires and even negotiated to get us a large credit for any hidden expenses that might have come up. We are really glad he did, as once we moved in, the credit came in very handy to repair some of the defects we didn't know existed, being a foreclosure with no seller to ask questions of. Mark really looked out for our best interest throughout. All in all we could not have asked for more.Tom and Kelly Dattulo, Irving Park
We used Mark Miles from Dream Town Realty to assist us on our recent home search. After looking at several places, and listening to our descriptions of what we were looking for, Mark recommended that we look at a beautiful new construction condo the he knew of. As soon as we saw it, we knew we had found our home. We fell in love with it immediately and really appreciate Mark bringing us there and his attention to the details of what we hoped to find. Our condo exceeds all our expectations of what we wanted. The neighborhood is great and living in a brand new building is fantastic. We will definitely use Mark in the future as well as recommend him to anyone we know buying or selling.Jason and Lauren, Humboldt Park
A couple years ago my wife and I began our search for a new property to purchase that would accommodate our growing family. As many of us have probably experienced this can be a very difficult and stressful process. With very few options to go about our search we resorted to the internet as a means to begin our search. A brief google search and we came across Dream Town. I took a few minutes to fill out their information request and got a message saying that Mark Miles (Dream Town Consultant) would get back to me as soon as possible. Not putting too much faith in this auto reply I moved on. To my surprise the next day Mark Miles did call. I thought it was a joke but it wasn't. That was the first moment of trust for me and my wife. We went on to work with Mark through the property search and thought that period we relied on Mark for advice. Needless to say he became a real trusted advisor to us. He gave us both comfort and expert advice that helped us find the ideal place. To make a long story short, I continue to get advice from Mark Miles and will be sure to continue to keep him by our side as our real estate needs change. Dan, University Village
I hired Mark Miles to assist me in selling my condo. I researched the marketing strategies used by Mark and Dream Town and found that they had the best that the market had to offer with their innovative Internet marketing approaches. I interviewed other agents and it was evident that the best choice was Mark and Dream Town Realty. I marketed my home originally with Mark and then, due to personal reasons, I had to pull my place off the market for a time period. Mark fully understood my situation and was never anything but supportive of me, even though he no longer had the listing. Therefore, when I was ready to sell again, I called Mark to pick up where he left off. He graciously relisted my place and actually marketed it to another agent "in house" who he knew had a buyer looking for a place similar to mine. The buyer and their agent came in and made an offer the next day. Thank you Mark! I will always refer you to anyone I know buying or selling real estate!Yvonne, Margate Park
When I was looking to buy my first place, I had very specific requirements. I found Mark Miles to be an extremely helpful realtor to me as a first-time buyer. Not only did he scout out properties that met my expectations, but he also made suggestions about things to consider when buying for the first time. In addition, Mark was a buffer of reality and very helpful when it came to dealing with the seller and the seller's realtor. My experience with Dream Town was enjoyable.
Kristopher Newbauer, Andersonville
I contacted Mark Miles to sell my 'first' condo and to assist me with purchasing a single family home in Lakeview. The purchase went very smoothly and I am glad I chose a Realtor to assist me in the process. Mark worked tirelessly to negotiate the best possible price that he could, and his expertise of the transaction helped us get other things included in the deal that we wouldn't have even asked for. He then was able to provide me with a list of accomplished real estate attorneys and professional home inspectors. He even provided me a list of his preferred lenders, one of which provided me a substantial savings over a family friend. He clearly was looking out for my best interests throughout the process.
The sale of my condo was a bigger challenge with the market slowing back to normal marketing times, however Mark used all of the marketing opportunities that he could to bring attention to my condo, especially the exposure on the Dream Town website. While my condo wasn't updated to today's standards, he was still able to save me the time (and most of the expense) of updating the condo. Through the use of his extensive list of vendors, I was able to find a very good granite company that gave me a great deal and I was able to pass that great deal long to the buyer of my condo. Everyone was happy! I will DEFINITELY use Mark and Dream Town again in the future and refer anyone I know buying or selling to him. Thanks Mark, your work on the buy and sell was tremendous!
Clayton Brown, Lakeview
We love the place. Thanks a lot for your help in finding the right place for us. Your patience was greatly appreciated especially since we did not know much about the neighborhoods in Chicago and you informed us of locations that would be very convenient for our daughters as they find their way to college and work.
Since the time we bought the condo my older daughter has gone through rotations for her final year in Pharmacy along with our second daughter. And now our youngest daughter is going to stay with our middle daughter during her internship. We have come up to the City and enjoyed our weekends. Some of our friends from Danville have also spent time at the condo. Our children's cousins have all stayed at the condo after a night out on the town. Needless to say not only are we enjoying the place, all our friends and family are using the place to its full potential.
We enjoyed the entire process of hunting for the place and then the closing of the deal. The whole transaction went very smooth. All the other people that you recommended during the deal worked very diligently and everything went like clockwork. Once again thanks a lot for all your help. We look forward to doing more business with you in the future.
Inder and family, West Loop
We needed to find a small studio condo while our daughter attends medical school in downtown Chicago. Since we live in southwest Michigan, we decided to give our daughter the responsibility to find a reputable real estate agent who would be able to work with both her (a 21-year old recent college graduate) and us (50-something parents with a priority on safety and not jeopardizing our retirement planning). In addition to his integrity and knowledge of the Chicago real estate market, Mark's personality and communication skills were able to meet our diverse needs and perspectives in this endeavor. Thank you Mark. Rory and Pollyann Nee, Gold Coast
My recent purchase of a condominium was not my first real estate purchase, not by a long shot, so I came to Mark with a real "been there, done that" attitude. I was also very busy settling into my new job in downtown Chicago, so my schedule was very tight and my demands, well, very demanding. I had no patience for the typical "schmooze" thrown at prospective buyers by many real estate agents. Mark was extremely patient with me, even to the point of rescheduling showing a couple of times when I had to cancel on short notice. More importantly, he really listened to what I wanted and lined up the right properties in the right neighborhood for me to look at. I found the exact unit I wanted and could comfortably afford, and Mark stayed with me through the entire process, right up to the day of the closing. I've purchased several properties over the years, and I can honestly say that I've never had a better agent working for me and with me than Mark Miles. Should my wife and I decide to upgrade our housing in the future, we will call on Mark without hesitation. Excellent job, and deeply appreciated. Sincerely,William and Gail Corse, Ravenswood Manor
In 2005, through Mark Miles's efforts, I became a homeowner for the very first time. After renting all of my life, I decided that it was time to actually own and put a little equity into my life. I'd found Mark Miles through a website I was searching on. I'd been looking for a condo in the Downtown Chicago Area. I previously lived in Presidential Towers, and had become very accustomed to walking to work! The trick was, could something be found in the Downtown Area within my price range? Or, more accurately, within the price range that the bank had defined it? Mark began by showing me properties within the South Loop. We looked at Dearborn Park and River City. I settled on a unit in River City, because it was closest to work, had a nice kitchen, and was closest to the CTA and Metra (I gave up the car when I moved Downtown). Mark took me thru every step of the way. He was very understanding that this was my first time as a buyer and, because of that, I was unfamiliar with the procedures. When a problem occurred because the bank would not release the money until after the closing date, Mark helped negotiate a deal with the previous owner that allowed me to move in anyway (I already had the movers scheduled, arranged the day off from work. My attorney called Mark “A bright young man who will have a terrific future in real estate. ” Now, according to another family member who knows my attorney, that's praise indeed! Should my needs change in a couple of years, I will call Mark Miles again! Paul Fortini, South Loop
Mark took the time to understand what I was looking for and tailored my search to the properties that fit my criteria. This wasn't an easy task, as I was looking at both 2 flat buildings and 3 bedroom condos. He helped me find the right combination of a place that had some appreciation potential, was located in a good area, and had everything I was looking for. His patience, availability, and willingness to keep working until I found a place I was happy with were appreciated. Todd Schoenherr, East Village
I purchased a condo in July 2005 with the help of Mark Miles and Dream Town. The whole experience was a very positive one. Mark was very flexible and I was able to see a significant amount of places as I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted in the beginning of our search. Once I found the place, Mark made the negotiation process very painless for me and I ended up with a place I love. I would recommend Mark and Dream Town to anyone beginning their search for a new home. Caroline Brzezinski, Bucktown
I was relocating from Miami to Chicago to attend the Art Institute and needed to find a place very quickly. I started my search at www. dreamtown. com to get a good idea of the property prices. I left the rest up to my agent, Mark Miles. Mark was very attentive to my short time schedule and really focused on my needs and after just a few showings, I found the place of my dreams. I feel that it was truly Mark's attention to my needs and by showing me exactly what I wanted to see, he lead to me finding a place so quickly. Plus I knew nothing about the Chicago neighborhoods and Mark was very informative. We will recommend Mark to any and all of our friends who are interested in buying real estate in Chicago. Jeroen Nelemans, Lakeview
We are writing to share with you our tremendous satisfaction with your company's services and the attention we received from Mark Miles throughout our recent home-buying process. We had been working with an agent from another firm when we clicked through your web site. Shortly thereafter, Mark contacted us and we decided to give him a try. Mark's professionalism, his attentiveness, and his concern for our valuable time quickly won us over and we began working only with him. Mark quickly developed an accurate vision of the home we were looking for. He focused our search. If we viewed a property with an undesirable feature, Mark took note and we never saw that feature at another showing. He took the time to get to know what we are about. Mark truly provided the core service we needed: He combined his insight about us as people with his knowledge of Chicago properties to find the right place for us in this huge market. Mark worked hard for us, not only in our search but through the contract process and closing. He provided valuable guidance, saving us time and money. Although our deal involved poor organization and preparation on the seller's side, Mark eased the process through all the bumps calmly and professionally. We love our condo and we are fans of Mark Miles. We plan to enthusiastically refer all of our friends and colleagues to him for their home-buying needs, and we will work with him again when we decide to move in four or five years. Thank you for an outstanding experience. We look forward to working with your company again. Sincerely,Lee Mueller & Marla Troth, South Loop
We searched for several months for a perfect home. We were not sure what we wanted and Mark was very patient with us. He was great company and showed us houses, condos and townhomes in four different neighborhoods until we found exactly what we were looking for. Shiva & Edward West, Lincoln Park
We found Mark Miles and Dreamtown Realty to be a great person and company to work with. I wanted a condo that was a good price and in a safe neighborhood so that I could continue going to school. Mark was extremely helpful and patient every step of the way. He was focused on and receptive to our needs and cost limitations. It was a pleasure to work with him. I would HIGHLY recommend Mark Miles and Dreamtown Realty for anyone that knows what they want but need a little help finding it. Thank you for helping me find the perfect condo for me!Marianne Yelvington, Lakeview
Mark, thanks so much for your help in finding our dream house. You were so professional and had so much information on what to look for in a house. You made it an enjoyable process and so easy. I would recommend you to anyone looking for a house. You were great! And you look like Agent Mulder from the X-files. Linda and Oliver, Ukrainian Village
As a first time homebuyer, I could not have had a more patient and accommodating realtor. When I began my search for a condo, I had very little knowledge of the process and benefits of purchasing a home. Mark Miles educated me on a variety of home-buying topics, from the purchasing process to the tax benefits to rehabbing tips. After several months of showings and conversations, I was confident enough in my knowledge of these topics that I decided to take the plunge and rehab a condo in its original condition. One month after my closing date, I could not be happier. Thanks to the education and great contractor referrals which Mark provided me, I'm now the proud owner of a beautifully rehabbed condo which I bought for a much lower cost than I would have been able to afford at the outset. Diana Ristoff, Lincoln Park
From renting to owning in less than a month. . . . Mark Miles managed to make the very stressful process of becoming a first time homeowner FUN! I liked his totally honest and straightforward style with absolutely no pressure. He offer extra time to answer any questions I had relating to buying my first home. In record time he helped me find a wonderful condo in my area of choice, AND a bank experienced in lending money to selfemployed artists. It all worked out great!!!Thank You Mark!!!Eva May, Edgewater
Mark was a tremendous help in my first home buying experience. Everything went smoothly from start to finish, he negotiated a great deal that truly was in my best interest, and didn't push me into buying something that might not be the best fit. He was patient and even talked me "off the ledge" a few times when I got anxious. I will definitely work with Mark and Dream Town again on the resale. I will be recommending him to all my friends. Thanks Mark!Kortni Lee, Lakeview
Our experience with Mark & Dreamtown was great, right from the beginning. His diligence in showing us properties was incredible and he made sure that the transaction went through smoothly from making the offer through closing. Dreamtown is certainly the most impressive realty company we have worked with and Mark has been nothing but phenomenal. We wish every buyer or seller would end up with a realtor like him. Thank you Mark!Puneet and Tanu, Uptown
We chose the Dream Town website because it was a great way to review the market for condos, but we had no idea how indispensable Mark Miles would turn out to be! When it came time to purchase a condo for our son, Mark made it possible for us to view eighteen in two days, negotiate bids and purchase, close and take occupancy in two weeks from the day we viewed the first condo! We live out of state, yet we made only one trip to Chicago until the closing and the move, thanks to Mark's knowledge of the market, organization, attention to detail - and to us. He's consistently quick to respond to any question or concern and he's informative without being pushy. After the purchase, he was still "on the job," checking the final touches in the condo, even measuring windows for us. Mark's extremely personable, making all our transactions enjoyable. He understood what we wanted - and helped make it happen in an incredibly short period of time. We couldn't have asked for a better realtor. Susan and Jim Connors, Wrigleyville
My dog, Honey, and I moved to Chicago from St. Louis, MO. I fortunately found Mark on the Dreamtown website. He was such a big help to me. I had to fly in on a few occasions to look at properties and Mark always had the showings lined up allowing me to see what I wanted in the least amount of time possible.
Since I moved from out of state, Mark dealt with the small issues for me that must be done for a move that I couldn't handle long distance. For example, he worked with the alderman's office for moving truck parking permits, and he really looked out for us in all aspects. I was ready to pay full price for my home, but Mark negotiated a lower selling price, even though that meant a lower commission for him. I wholeheartedly recommend Mark if you want an agent who has your best interests in mind.
During this past year my wife Naomi and I worked with Mark to purchase a condo in downtown Chicago. We had a great experience. We enjoyed Mark's company and his flexibility with our somewhat crazy schedules was a really joy. He kept us informed and provided us with a large number of opportunities to see properties. The whole process was stress free and we will recommend him to others. Michael and Naomi Bailie, South Loop
My fiance and I were relocating from Orlando, Florida and only had one weekend to find our dream home in Chicago. We knew we wanted to be downtown and we had a budget, but that's about it. Mark from Dream Town was able to provide us with great suggestions and criteria for narrowing our search. Not only was the Dream Town website incredibly easy to use, our experience with our Dream Town Realtor, Mark Miles was absolutely wonderful. Mark was always available on such short notice and helped us make the best use of our short time in Chicago. We're so glad we used Dream Town to find our perfect home and we couldn't be happier. We would recommend them to anyone and we will definitely use them again when we're ready to sell!Alison Aviles and Jared Dunn, West Loop
In early 2007 I put my condo up for sale in the Lakeview area of Chicago. I used Mark Miles and Bonnie Kirincic-Reyburn as my realtors. My experience with them and with Dreamtown was a success. My condo was under contract in 16 days and the closing happened about 2 months after the initial listing. I felt comfortable dealing with Mark as he really listened to me with regard to how I wanted to price the condo. He added his expert opinions and together we came up with a price that worked. Additionally, Mark and Bonnie went above and beyond to make this real estate transaction smooth and easy for me. For example, the new buyer asked to have the floors sanded before closing. Mark and Bonnie not only had a "floor guy" to recommend, but they also contacted him for me, priced it out and also opened my condo for him to do the work. I did not have to be involved at all and the job was done within days. Also, any correspondence that was needed, they came to my office to pick up and drop off. I work long hours and do not have a lot of extra time during the day for these types of things. With Mark and Bonnie at the helm, I felt well taken care of, and they were ready to solve any issue or snag as soon as it came up. Finally, the communication level with Mark and Bonnie was great. Bonnie was in contact with me multiple times during the negotiations phase and made me feel well informed and reassured. I would recommend Mark and Bonnie, as they exceeded my expectations with their level of service. Jennifer Zini, Lakeview
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 would highly recommend Mark. As a first time buyer, Mark took the time to explain the process of buying a home and answer all of my questions. He was always available to show me properties that I was interested in and returned emails and phone calls immediately. He was very honest and knowledgeable and offered helpful advice throughout the entire process. Jenny Ftacek, Ravenswood
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