My family and I relocated to the North Chicago burbs from NC this summer. Brian was recommended to us by my brother who had recently purchased a condo in the city and had nothing but praise for his informative, no pressure style. We had a pretty limited schedule in terms of our time to spend in the area looking. Brian was very accommodating and dedicated the majority of his time to us over a 3 day weekend to complete our viewings. He also did his research and was able to provide us with a lot of useful information on the history and vibe of each of the communities we were looking in as well as the property market as a whole within Illinois. In addition, he provided good insight/suggestions on the properties we saw – really important when seeing so many homes in such a condensed period of time. Finally, he was able to connect us with his network of people to assist with the purchase and closing: the lender, lawyer and inspectors who all turned out to be great recommendations. We give Brian high marks and would recommend him whether looking in the city or the suburbs.
Definitely a five. Brian, you have it down pat when you are working with people that are relocating to Chicago. Your tours of each area and feedback about same was more than we could have asked for. It gave us the information we needed to make a final decision as to which part of Chicago we wanted to buy in. Although we won't be your neighbor for a couple of years I hope that when you are showing condos in the Ohio Grand that you knock on our door and say hi. Thanks so much for everything.
Brian is amazing at what he does. I reviewed 3 realtors before choosing Brian. He suggested a price that was 70-110K over the others and had my house sold in 10 days. TEN DAYS at 98% of asking price !!!!!! This guy has the expertise and marketing tools to get the job done the RIGHT way. By the time i received some of his promotional materials (with in a week) I had accepted the buyers offer. I really can't say enough good things about his excellent service. I can pontificate about Brian but his track record and results speak loud and clearly for themselves. I would recommend Brain to any and everyone who demands polite , efficient, intelligent answers to their real estate needs. He made a difficult process effortless and painless. This guy simply KICKS ASS at what he does ! I really can't Thank him enough. Do yourself a favor and let him show you how its done …I had no idea how easy selling a house (and getting the right price) could be
Brian was recommended to me, and it was clear why: he's friendly, responsive, and knowledgeable. I recommend contacting him if looking to find a home.
I used to work at a real estate company, with hundreds of realtors (including Brian), so I know A LOT of them…so when it came to selling my condo I definitely had choices. Since meeting Brian 17 years ago at his previous company, we've remained friends. I'm so glad that I got to hire my friend as my realtor. Getting to know Brian in a business sense has made me realize how hard of a worker he is. Brian communicates like no other; he's so on top of it. He is THE MOST PATIENT person ever. He calmed the worst anxiety I had as a seller (contract negotiations, price changes, closing dates, home inspections, how to show your home during a pandemic). Brian will price your home to sell. Brian will give you advice on how to show your home. Brian is super responsive and always available when you need him. He's happy to jump on the phone and talk to you about any worries that you're having. Just listen to him and trust the process and it'll be smooth sailing.
Brian worked with me on the sale of my condo. And then also helped one of my friends sell her condo. He is a professional in every way. His follow up was impeccable. He always kept me informed of every detail along the way. I would highly recommend him for his expertise and knowledge of real estate.
We worked with Brian on both the sale of our condo and the purchase of a new home. Both transactions were inherently complicated, but Brian was on top of things throughout the process. He's extremely responsive, offers valuable insight and experience, and is also a cool guy which is important when you have to work together to close two simultaneous deals. Veronica Tritt
Brian has helped us buy and sell two of our Chicago homes. When buying our homes, Brian listened to our wants and needs and helped guide us in finding the perfect place. When selling our properties, he helped make the process go as smoothly as possible. He was always there to give his professional opinion when needed, presented our options clearly, and supported us along the way. We loved working with Brian and would recommend him to anyone! 5 stars!
We were very pleased with our experience with Brian. Most importantly, he helped us sell our condo quickly. Additionally, we found him to be flexible, knowledgeable, and professional. He was committed to both selling our condo quickly and ensuring that we got the best deal possible. He provided honest feedback and recommendations throughout the process. I'm happy to recommend Brian to anyone looking for a great realtor in Chicago. Tabitha McKown
As a first time home buyer, the process seemed like it was going to be overwhelming, but Brian was very patient and was able to alleviate all my concerns. He helped me find a place that had all of the "must haves" I was looking for, in the neighborhood I wanted and was able to negotiate the price down to what I could afford. His years of experience really showed. I could not have been happier with the experience.
Brian is an extremely knowledgeable realtor with a lot of passion for what he does. The business of real estate can be pretty stressful but Brian's calm and collective sense about him makes the process as smooth as can be. He is very patient and not the least bit pushy when it comes to the sale. He genuinely wants what's best for you. I have purchased two properties through Brian (one before the market crash and one after). I would recommend him with high regard to anyone buying or selling a property in the Chicagoland area.
The last two home purchases I've made have been with Brian's help and I'm sure that if I move again we'll ask for his help again. His knowledge of the industry and professionalism make him easy to work with and I always felt I could trust his advice through the process. I would highly recommend him to family, friends, and strangers!
Brian is the best Realtor out there! He helped us with the search and purchase of our first home for over a year! As first time buyers, we had a very long and not so realistic wish list compared to our budget and preferred location. We searched and searched for over a year, and Brian was always happy to take us to listings and provided us with as much advice as we needed (and we needed a lot! We had sooo many questions!). He was always available for us, and worked around our busy schedules. He never lost his great sense of humor, nor did he ever seemed bothered by us taking such a long time to find our perfect first home (which we did, btw!). He came recommended by friends, and we will certainly recommend him to all our friends who are now ready to buy their first home, after seeing our great experience with Brian. He will be our Realtor for all of our future sales and purchases. Thank you B! Beatriz Gonzalez
Brian makes the home buying process a breeze. He was knowledgeable of the various neighborhoods and was patient with us every step of the way. Ultimately, we were able to find a place that we were extremely happy with. Overall – a positive experience! Michael Baumberger & Tracy Perry, Logan Square
Brian helped us find a perfect mixed use building 11 years ago. Our needs were very specific and took us all over the city. He was a good listener and encouraging in making sure we found just the right place. His connections in dealing with some headache-inducing zoning issues were instrumental in making a tenuous deal come through. Fast forward to the present day, Brian worked with us to find a great single-family home in Forest Glen. His experience and calm attitude really made what can be a stressful situation much more enjoyable. Once again, his network of reliable connections has been invaluable. From lending to inspectors and attorneys, Brian works with the best. He is super patient and great counsel as we navigated a big life decision. Thanks Brian!
Brian was a fantastic realtor for my wife and me. He was patient with showing us a lot of places over a couple month period. We had a lot of questions and needed to be educated about what we were doing. Brian's professionalism and kind manner were appreciated throughout the process. As he got to know us better, he was better able to direct us to places he thought we'd like. In the end, we found a fantastic place for our needs. We have Brian to thank for that.
We can't say enough about Brian. Brian helped us with our first condo purchase several summers ago. As first time buyers, we had a lot of questions, and Brian was extremely helpful and responsive. Brian also made the negotiating phase of the purchase a lot less stressful. He did a great job researching comparable sales and helping us to put together our offer and subsequent counteroffers. From start to finish, Brian made our home purchase as stress-free as possible. Brian has also continued to help us as we have questions about other properties. We will absolutely be using Brian the next time we're looking to sell and buy… and recommending that all of our friends do the same when it comes time for them to look! We 100% recommend Brian as you begin your search.
My wife and I met Brian at an open house and were impressed with his genuine interest in what we were looking for in a house. We soon contacted him to sell our condo and to assist in our home search. Throughout the buying and selling process Brian was incredibly responsive, proactive, and diligent in ensuring our questions were answered and our concerns were handled. Brian's firsthand knowledge of Chicago's North side and its neighborhoods really helped us narrow our search and find the perfect place. We'd highly recommend Brian to both experienced and first time buyers and sellers!
In late spring of 2019, I interviewed about 6-7 real estate agents over the phone to sell our 3 unit building in Mayfair. Then I interviewed 3 in person. I ultimately settled on Brian because of his calm and pleasant demeanor, and I felt I was going to get the best, personal service from him. I'm very happy with my choice. Brian always gave thoughtful advice, informed by his years of experience. He was also very diplomatic in dealing with somewhat complicated family dynamics involved in our sale. I never felt I was being pushed or given the somewhat know it all, always "on", attitude you get from some agents. We ultimately closed on our building for full asking price and Brian did a great job marketing the building.
Brian is a top-flight realtor who always has his clients best interests at heart. His attention to detail, understanding of the Chicago neighborhoods and knowledge of the marketplace have made him an asset in our house searches. We would recommend him to anyone. Andrew and Erin Quinn, Lincoln Square & Winnetka
It was also a great pleasure to work with you! You handled everything professionally, promptly and with ease. Your low-key but completely capable style really made me feel comfortable and confident in you. I will refer you to others when the situation arises. You're the best real estate agent I've had! Leona Garza, Logan Square
We can't say enough about Brian. Brian helped us with our first condo purchase several summers ago. As first time buyers, we had a lot of questions, and Brian was extremely helpful and responsive. Brian also made the negotiating phase of the purchase a lot less stressful. He did a great job researching comparable sales and helping us to put together our offer and subsequent counteroffers. From start to finish, Brian made our home purchase as stress-free as possible. Brian has also continued to help us as we have questions about other properties. We will absolutely be using Brian the next time we're looking to sell and buy… and recommending that all of our friends do the same when it comes time for them to look! We 100% recommend Brian as you begin your search. Luke Farrell
We recently worked with Brian to both buy and sell a home and we found him to be an extremely effective realtor who was professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and easy to work with. Brian sold our home for asking price in less than a week and helped us negotiate a good deal on the home we purchased. Throughout the process, he was readily available to answer questions and offer advice; we particularly appreciated his recommendations for attorney, inspector, cleaning people, and handyman as these individuals were quite important in the process and were every bit as good as Brian assured us they would be. We would not hesitate to work with Brian again and would definitely recommend him to others.
We found Brian to be very helpful and responsive.
Brian helped me acquire a condo this past summer, and as a first time home buyer, I had a lot of questions and needed a lot of guidance. Brian helped me through it all. He is caring, patient, friendly, and easy to reach! Furthermore, when I got the opportunity to be featured on the show House Hunters, Brian was such an amazing team player! In everything he does, Brian shows dedication and genuine interest in his clients. Joanna Mendoza
Brian's knowledge, customer service, and understanding of the real estate market along with the buying process make him a pleasure to work with and for. Brian's competence and knowledge set him apart from his competition. Craig Achtzehn, Chicago
We had a great time with Brian – he was prompt and knowledgable about the Chicago market. I had selected several properties to see (buying a condo for my son), but the two Brian picked to show us were the two my son liked the best and, in fact, we ended up buying the last one we saw, which was a Brian selection.
Brian was very helpful for me & my wife throughout the whole process of buying our first home. His vast knowledge of the Chicago marketplace and ability to match it with our wants & needs allowed for an efficient & positive experience. We ended up purchasing a condo that fulfilled the criteria we were looking for and it is located in a neighborhood that appeals to us. Brian's service to us was invaluable. Andrew Young, North Center
We totally recommend working with Brian! We were first time buyers with pretty set parameters of what we were looking for (and not much knowledge of how to find it or what to do if we did find it). We met Brian at an open house that he was showing, and we decided to call him after meeting with other agents who were just not our speed. Brian was a great fit–I knew he was going to be great to work with when he offered to come to us for our first meeting so that we didn't have to find a babysitter or bring antsy kids to an office. Working with Brian was great because he is knowledgeable, patient, and sincere. Our house hunt took a year, with multiple bidding wars, and an almost-purchase we ran from after inspection. I am so glad we didn't give up, though, and that Brian stuck with us, because in the end we were able to find and purchase *our* home. It feels great–exactly where we were meant to be–and we are so thankful that Brian helped to get us here!
I couldn't have been happier with Brian's services. Searching for my first home was an intimidating and stressful process at first, but Brian led me through every step of the way with ease. He was very knowledgeable, genuine, and had tremendous patience! His follow through and constant communication with his clients really shows his value for customer service. I am grateful for all of his help with finding my dream home, and recommend his services in the highest regard. Kristen Gamble
Brian was a tremendous help in our move from Raleigh to Chicago! He gave us great insight on the neighborhoods and homes we were considering, and took the time to take us to many, many homes during a short house hunting trip. Not only were we able to find our new home, but he also gave us great insight on the neighborhood. He's very responsive and we highly recommend him!
Brian recently helped us find our very first home in Lake Forest. To say that we were under-educated and under-prepared clients would be an understatement. Brian was immensely patient and incredibly helpful in providing details about the process from beginning to close. He met us all over the Chicagoland area and was always flexible to our schedule. When we were looking at houses, he knew exactly how I personally wanted to be handled as a client: he provided his input when asked, but ultimately, let me explore the properties and voice my own excitement/concerns. He was a fantastic listener! When it came time to close on the house, Brian offered reliable contractors, inspectors, lawyers, etc., to help create our dream house and deal. He negotiated a great price and made sure that we were taken care of from every aspect. I look forward to using Brian again in the future – I'm sure our housing needs will evolve. I strongly recommend him!