Testimonials

  • "Donna Barnhisel is the Best! Donna helped us find our new home during a very difficult housing market time, fraught with too few houses and too many buyers! She kept us informed of every new house the minute it came on the market, which is critical in such a competitive marketplace! Donna handled it all with calmness and ease, as she offered gre..."
    "Donna Barnhisel is the Best! Donna helped us find our new home during a very difficult housing market time, fraught with too few houses and too many buyers! She kept us informed of every new house the minute it came on the market, which is critical in such a competitive marketplace! Donna handled it all with calmness and ease, as she offered great advice, was intimately knowledgeable about each of the areas we were looking, incredibly responsive, displayed patience and empathy, and was fun to work with, too! I will recommend Donna to all, knowing they, too, will be in good hands! 5 STARS! Thanks, Donna!"
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    — Rita Williams

  • "Noa Klima has represented us as our realtor on multiple transactions over the last 17 years. We love working with her because of her excellent customer service, attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile. Recently, Noa sold our home in River Forest when we relocated out of state for a new job. She took care of so many details and m..."
    "Noa Klima has represented us as our realtor on multiple transactions over the last 17 years. We love working with her because of her excellent customer service, attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile. Recently, Noa sold our home in River Forest when we relocated out of state for a new job. She took care of so many details and made sure the process was as smooth as possible. We would definitely recommend Noa for all your real estate needs."
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    — NP

  • "I feel very comfortable recommending Anne Brennan to you as a Realtor®. I had tried to sell my condo earlier in 2013 with another Realtor®and was unsuccessful. The prior Realtor® was not very aggressive in trying to market my unit and probably set an overly hopeful asking price. When I went to re-list I interviewed several Realtors® and ended up..."
    "I feel very comfortable recommending Anne Brennan to you as a Realtor®. I had tried to sell my condo earlier in 2013 with another Realtor®and was unsuccessful. The prior Realtor® was not very aggressive in trying to market my unit and probably set an overly hopeful asking price. When I went to re-list I interviewed several Realtors® and ended up going with Anne. Anne helped me set a realistic asking price based on her experience and the market. She then set up a plan to market it quickly to generate interest right away so it did not linger on the market for a long time. There were a couple of showings and an offer fairly quickly. I would have to pull my paperwork, but I think it was a matter of weeks and it was close to the asking price. Again, she was very honest and realistic going into the process and that was beneficial. Anne was excellent in the negotiations with the buyer and kept them from some unrealistic demands. One of the things I really liked it that she always returned my phone calls and e-mails promptly. The whole process of buying and selling is stressful and I appreciated how she always got back to me quickly. I felt I had a partnership with Anne. I was very motivated to sell and really did my best to have my home tidy for each show. As she was generating potential buyers I felt obligated to do my part to make the home appear its best. As far as Gagliardo resources, Anne had access to other listing sources such as realtor.com in addition to the standard MLS. I also had the impression that the other Realtors® in her office worked as a team and that they were not simply renting a chair there. Best wishes to you in your endeavors."
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    — Vicki K.

  • "Vadim and I just wanted to say how much we appreciate Vee and Greg as our real estate agents. We know that this has been an incredibly long journey, and you’ve been amazing every step of the way. I remember cold-calling your office two years ago- I chose Gagliardo simply because I wanted a real estate agent with an office that was actually in Ri..."
    "Vadim and I just wanted to say how much we appreciate Vee and Greg as our real estate agents. We know that this has been an incredibly long journey, and you’ve been amazing every step of the way. I remember cold-calling your office two years ago- I chose Gagliardo simply because I wanted a real estate agent with an office that was actually in River Forest because I needed someone who could really explain to me everything about the city since we knew nothing about it – and the person who answered the phone passed me along to Vee. You guys were exactly what we were looking for, and you helped us find the perfect home for our family. You were incredibly kind, sympathetic when we needed it, pushy when we needed that too, and so, so helpful in every way. We can’t thank you enough – and we will tell that to every single person who will be looking for a home in this area (and we have a bunch of friends heading this way the next few years). I know that we’ll continue to see you all the time since we’ll be neighbors, so we won’t lose touch, and we’ll have you over as soon as we set up our house (in the next few weeks), but I just wanted to let you know how much you mean to us."
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    — Danielle, Vadim & Aria

  • "My wife and I were on the verge of making an offer to purchase a home without the assistance of a broker. By chance, we became acquainted with Tom Poulos before we made the offer. Good thing because we learned that we were about to make an offer far in excess of the true market value of the home! We subsequently hired Tom to assist us with our p..."
    "My wife and I were on the verge of making an offer to purchase a home without the assistance of a broker. By chance, we became acquainted with Tom Poulos before we made the offer. Good thing because we learned that we were about to make an offer far in excess of the true market value of the home! We subsequently hired Tom to assist us with our purchase and also with the sale of our existing home. We found him to be the consummate professional: he was honest, made sure that he understood the most important features we wanted in a home, had a commanding grasp of the recent purchase prices paid for comparable properties and was always available to us either in person or by phone for the inevitable ‘hand-holding’ that home-buyers sometimes need. We were again impressed by the professionalism and dedication of Tom and his colleagues at Gagliardo Realty Associates LLC in developing a listing price and the marketing efforts that lead to a contract for the sale of our current home in about a week. I have and will continue to refer potential buyers and sellers of real estate to Tom."
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    — Harry H.

  • "My purchase was a short sale which Andy Gagliardo warned me would not be simple. He was correct, but he handled everything perfectly. Before the offer, I had looked at numerous homes with Andy, and his knowledge of the local area is amazing. Remember he has been doing this for over 30 years. For instance, when we were looking at condos, I mentio..."
    "My purchase was a short sale which Andy Gagliardo warned me would not be simple. He was correct, but he handled everything perfectly. Before the offer, I had looked at numerous homes with Andy, and his knowledge of the local area is amazing. Remember he has been doing this for over 30 years. For instance, when we were looking at condos, I mentioned that I wanted to be able to grill on my balcony he was able to tell me that there is only one complex in the entire OPRF community that allows grills on the balconies. This immediately eliminated wasted time looking at other condos. He has all sorts of knowledge like this. Also, in some of the older homes, I would see many plumbing or electrical items in the basements that I did not understand. He knows them all. He also pointed out warning signs of water damage or covering up of water damage so I wouldn't get burned. He was not just interested in making a sale, but interested in making the right sale for the client. Great agent."
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    — Jill B.

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