Testimonials

Why our clients love working with the Bari & Elena Team.

What Our Clients Say

MV

I stopped looking for a while, and Bari & Elena were very patient until I was ready. They acted fast and helped me secure a condo that is really unique in the neighborhood I wanted to be in.

AW

"We are so happy we found Elena to facilitate the sale of our condo! She is the real deal and helped us from start to finish. From the beginning, she was proactive in providing us with information about the market, our neighborhood, and recommendations of small changes to make to our unit that would help it show well. She even came to us on day 1 with info about a homeowner’s exemption which we were eligible for and didn’t even realize existed! The small changes Elena recommended really went a long way in how our unit would look when listed, and she was budget conscious along the way, acknowledging that we wouldn’t want to get the highest end finishes for a unit we were looking to sell. When it came time to list the unit, Elena and her team helped stage (at no cost) so that the pictures looked great. Throughout the sale process, she and her team were also physically at each showing (whi…

"We are so happy we found Elena to facilitate the sale of our condo! She is the real deal and helped us from start to finish. From the beginning, she was proactive in providing us with information about the market, our neighborhood, and recommendations of small changes to make to our unit that would help it show well. She even came to us on day 1 with info about a homeowner’s exemption which we were eligible for and didn’t even realize existed! The small changes Elena recommended really went a long way in how our unit would look when listed, and she was budget conscious along the way, acknowledging that we wouldn’t want to get the highest end finishes for a unit we were looking to sell. When it came time to list the unit, Elena and her team helped stage (at no cost) so that the pictures looked great. Throughout the sale process, she and her team were also physically at each showing (which having gone through the home search process ourselves, we found is actually quite rare). She helped us navigate the proper listing price and when to drop to give us the best chance of staying competitive, which was hard after the spring rush ended and there was more inventory available. Once we found a buyer, she helped present us with options at each stage with what we could do and how to best negotiate to give us the best chance of coming out on top. All in all, we couldn’t be happier that we found Elena and would recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home."

CT

"We have been recommending Diana to everyone we know who might even be considering buying, renting or listing in Chicagoland. Diana helped us buy our first single family home in Humboldt Park and rent our condo in Logan Square. Her dedication to our process was evident--on multiple occasions, she secured 6-10 viewings in the blink of an eye, always provided deep information and context to ensure we understood the market we were operating in, answered all questions and gathered information on potential properties immediately, and worked closely with us on negotiation strategy, always offering a best practice and listening to our concerns. After vigorous negotiation with some difficult sellers, we got a great deal. Everything Diana did, down to making sure we were stocked with candy at our closing, showed her commitment to detail and provided a positive experience for us. She is also clear…

"We have been recommending Diana to everyone we know who might even be considering buying, renting or listing in Chicagoland. Diana helped us buy our first single family home in Humboldt Park and rent our condo in Logan Square. Her dedication to our process was evident--on multiple occasions, she secured 6-10 viewings in the blink of an eye, always provided deep information and context to ensure we understood the market we were operating in, answered all questions and gathered information on potential properties immediately, and worked closely with us on negotiation strategy, always offering a best practice and listening to our concerns. After vigorous negotiation with some difficult sellers, we got a great deal. Everything Diana did, down to making sure we were stocked with candy at our closing, showed her commitment to detail and provided a positive experience for us. She is also clearly backed by strong resources and partners with @properties. We had fun and felt thoroughly informed and supported throughout."

MV

"Patient, down to earth, and responsive. Really enjoyed working with Bari, Elena, and team! I met Bari at an open house and really appreciated her calm /cool /collected demeanor. That happened to be at the very beginning of my search and I liked how approachable and friendly she was. Over the course of a few more showings, she asked great questions of me and the other listing agents, and I learned that I could really trust and value her guidance in the home buying process. I stopped looking for a while, and Bari & Elena were very patient until I was ready. They acted fast and helped me secure a condo that is really unique in the neighborhood I wanted to be in. Couldn't have done it without their help and quick action. I highly recommend Bari & Elena!"

RT

"When we selected Alex as the agent to sell our home it was because of both a referral and how she came across to us when we interviewed her. We couldn’t be happier with our decision. Alex displayed the utmost professionalism at all times during the entire selling process and her understanding of the local markets allowed us to sell for higher and much quicker than we initially expected. She explained every step of the process, calmed our nerves if an unexpected issue cropped up and hired a fantastic photographer that surely helped bring the right prospective buyers. I can’t praise Alex highly enough."

KV

"Melanie was excellent to work with and took the time to get to know us, our tastes and our budget. In the process, she helped us identify a home we love through her personalized approach. She went above and beyond to ensure we had the best chance possible to go in with a successful offer and calmly guided us through the process from start to close. We are grateful for her insights into the Chicago market and would recommend Melanie to everyone without hesitation."

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