Testimonials

Testimonials about Randy Barcella

“Randy came to our Century 21 office meeting, as a guest speaker. We had 28 agents in attendance. Randy was very knowledgeable, professional and very well dressed. What great revealing information that he shared with us! He opened our eyes as to what an Appraiser really does and how we, as Realtors, can better work with Appraisers. He debunked the FHA myths that we held on to for many years! Many of us avoided selling a house FHA, since we thought that FHA has an inspector that comes out and calls for repairs. “FHA does Not call for repairs”. Thanks to Randy, we will sell more homes going forward. Since approximately 43% of all homes are sold FHA, why would we turn away that huge segment of buyers. We thought that the homes have to be FHA approved. More myths that was handed down to us over the years. Thank You Randy for educating us, Debunking Myths vs Reality and allowing us to sell more homes moving forward.” Joanna – Century 21

“Randy successfully helped us lower our taxes on appeal. We purchased our home for $350,000. It’s now worth, $250,000. However we were still being taxed at a value of $375,000. What a relief to have our property taxes lowered! We called Randy on many referrals, that he is the expert in residential home values. Randy was on time, very knowledgeable, courteous, detailed and accurate. We received our appraisals within three days. With his appraisal, we were able to get our taxes lowered to the appropriate and current amount. We would definitely refer Randy! Tom and Carol – Frankfort.

Randy helped me through my divorce. Me and my husband had to get appraisals done on our house. The judge leaned towards Randy’s appraisal , as the most accurate and most credible. Divorce is stressful, but not with the appraisal process with Randy. Randy is very knowledgeable, polite, courteous, unbiased, objective and timely. Thank you Randy! I now have peace of mind, staying in my home with my children, from getting a fair price for my home.” Tammy – Glenview.

“Our parents passed and we had no idea what their home was worth. Me and my siblings had no idea who to call or what to do. Our attorney asked us to get an appraisal done, as a part of the estate sale. We called Randy, from a referral. Wow! We had no idea their home was worth so much. We heard “word of mouth” from neighbors and a couple Realtors, as to what they “guessed” it was worth. Thanks to Randy, we have peace of mind, getting every penny of what our parents home and land was really worth, after their 55 years of hard work and living there. We would easily recommend Randy. He is very knowledgeable, courteous and timely. He is such a pleasant gentleman to work with. Our parents passing was very stressful and depressing, but, not working with Randy!” Ted and Lisa – Naperville

“Randy works weekends and gives “next day service”! I had a mortgage file come in to me on a Friday, since their previous mortgage company could not close the loan. I asked Randy if I can get a “Rush” order appraisal? Since the loan interest lock expires on Tuesday, I had to close this loan by Tuesday, so the family can move into their home purchase. Randy did the appraisal on Sunday, got it back to me on Monday. It cleared underwriting and we closed on Tuesday. Wow, thanks Randy from all! Their were two other sales pending this closing. Randy gave us “outstanding service” and saved the day for all three families involved. The appraisal was so good and accurate, it flew through underwriting without any conditions. I am happy that he is on our approved appraiser list. Not all appraisers are the same. What an asset he is.” Matt- Loan Officer, Chicago

Testimonials about Chuck Poulin

I highly recommend Chuck Poulin and his team if you are looking for a house or you want to know what the next step is, Chuck is your guy! He is professional, knows what he is doing and will get you to your dream house! My credit wasn’t the best and I contacted him he told me what to do, explained me what options I had and here I am living in my big beautiful house, he worked with me from helping me fixing my credit to getting the approval! He is the man! And his team I really can’t say enough good thing about George this guy will answer your call or email no matter if he is on vacation or Sunday night! He is a very nice guy and he knows how the process goes as soon as the information is there! I’m very happy and highly recommend them!

Chuck was very knowledgeable and helpful with the whole process. On the other hand Chuck was available for me and he replied to me email or texts message and a timely manner. I will definitely send my family and closes freind his way. Overall great guy friendly and apporchable.

Chuck, was a blessing on my first purchase. As a first time home buyer I did not know what to expect, how I would be treated, and if my best interested would be considered in the purchase and there after. This is where he as a blessing came in, Chuck advised me all the way, he had my best interest as a first time home owner. His communication is excellent, and has a great calm, positive, proactive, professional, expert attitude that relieves any anxiety of making your first purchase. He is well informed on the market, the trade and all other 3rd parties that work with you on your first purchase. He has built great relationships in the industry for all the other services you will need for your home, he can provide the best and kindest people in the industry to work with, such as himself. Anyone that will help you along the way the he refers you to, will treat you with great care and explain the process all the way. From finding the right home, real estate agent, real estate lawyer, home insurance, I felt Chuck made only great referrals to me, and always had my best interest and was informed on all developments from the begging of purchase to closing of the home. He is an extremely seasoned professional, with great demeanor, wealth of knowledge and expertise. I highly recommend him on your next purchase given my outstanding experience with him and his team. I am extremely great full so much so that I plan work with him and his team again and am referring them to my loved ones, friends and co workers.

chuck is awesome,he really knows his stuff. very friendly very knowledgeable,& very approachable. its a great thing to have a Good Guy help u with your business transactions. 1 of the things that I love about chuck is he very genuine hes not out here to score a fast buck. chuck wants u to be happy as well as comfortable and that’s very rare in todays business world. And if u are a first time home buyer chuck will walk u through the process step by step! – barry & brian

I was introduced to Chuck Poulin around March 13, 2014. As a first-time home buyer, I was really not sure to expect about the buying process, but Chuck made it easy. He makes you feel very comfortable and gets to know you beyond just the lending side. All of the mortgage mumbo jumbo was alien to my vocabulary and Chuck simplified it for me and explained all of my options. I can honestly say Chuck Poulin made my first home buying experience a very pleasant one. From our first conversation he explained each and every option that was available to me and I never felt pressured into any decision. Throughout the whole loan process he kept me updated. My phone calls, emails & texts were handled in a professional and timely manner. All in all I really couldn’t imagine my home buying process being any easier. Even now that the deal is done I would still feel 100% comfortable calling Chuck with any questions. – Abe and Jess

Chuck was a great help very knowledgeable and responsive(Meagan to!). I got to the last step with another mortagage company only to find out a week before closing they couldn’t give the loan……And this is where Chuck steps in.Needless to say I’m typing this from my new home. I recommend Eagle Home Mortgage to anybody looking to purchase a home.

Testimonials about Elina Golod

Whenever I and my clients have worked with Elina, we have had positive results in some very, very difficult transactions. If it had not been for Elina’s tenacity, some of these transactions would never have closed. They were short sales fraught with difficulty and Elina was able to bring them to closing. I can recommend her very highly. – Paulette B.

Elina was wonderful to work with and I would recommend her to anyone who is purchasing property in the Chicagoland area. ​Elina is personable, responsive, accessible and experienced. She is also highly creative in her approach and quickly solved some complex problems for us that got us to closing on time. THANK YOU, Elina! – ​Fernanda V.

I have recommended and utilized Elina’s services as a Real Estate Attorney on several transactions and each time she has delivered exceptionally. She is creative, patient and works hard at ensuring that we get to closing. I find her to be also very flexible and a great person to bounce ideas off of when the deal hits a road bump. I will continue to work with her and refer her continuously. She is solidly dependable. – Mabel G.

We hired Elina to help us negotiate in buying our first home. It was a straight forward sale, however there were some things we wanted to include in the house price and also have the seller fix. ​Elina got us MORE than we thought we needed. She really thought ahead and planned for things we didn’t think of! We didn’t know we really needed an attorney, until we worked with her. She kept all of the moving parts going, so we could get into our new home quickly! She was so detailed, professional, and an most importantly, an excellent communicator. – Catherine B.

Testimonials about Jacquie Lewis

Jacquie proposed and delivered on one of the highest purchase prices in the building for our condo. She provided us with the appropriate knowledge and encouragement to get our condo on the market at the best time in order to receive what we believe was an excellent price for our first, treasured home in the city. Then she was extremely patient with us when it took 8 months of open houses and private viewing appointments to find our dream home! I was willing to settle for “good enough”, but thanks to her no pressure, no guilt attitude we felt comfortable holding out and ended up with our dream – we’re never moving – home! I could not be any more pleased with how our buying and selling process went! I guess the only down side is that we won’t be utilizing Jacquie’s services in the future, although we will certainly be recommending her to our friends! – M&B Stern

Jacquie was extremely helpful in my search for a new home. Highly professional, she has great knowledge of the market, always responded quickly to my calls and emails, and was able to negotiate effectively on my behalf. I would highly recommend her to anyone searching for help buying, selling, or renting a property in the Chicago/ North shore area. – Eric R.

Jacquie found my wife and I the perfect house for our needs in the neighborhood we wanted to live in. She was incredibly patient, answered all questions, made great suggestions and was seemingly able to meet with us at the drop of a hat. Truly excellent customer service and I recommend her highly. – Agnies and Joe D.

Jacquie was such a pleasure to work with. Being nervous first time home buyers, she made us feel like part of her family during our whole search. She was instrumental in helping us find our dream home and getting us a great price for it. I would strongly recommend Jacquie. – Alli and Joe

I was looking for a residential property remotely from Texas. Jacquie facilitated many aspects of the process and was very responsive. In an era with questionable customer service, I am pleased to have found Jacquie. I recommend her for professionalism, persistence and amiability. – Caroline

I work in commercial real estate and Jacquie was refereed to me by a colleague at her firm as being one of the best in the market. She did a great job and communicated during the entire process. I would recommend without reservation. – Mike and Eliina K.

My husband and I worked with Jacquie Lewis on our recent home purchase in the suburbs of Chicago. We really enjoyed working with Jacquie because she really knows the area, and she was also very helpful throughout the process. For example, she went the extra mile to help us locate experts to assist with repairs identified during the home inspection. She was also very “hands on”, responsive and well versed in the sales process. She has also been very supportive following the closing by identifying local resources for a variety of matters (dog walking, cleaning services, etc.). We really could not have been happier with her services and highly recommend her. – E and M

Jacquie marked a condominium for me and negotiated the sale. She is totally professional and a terrific negotiator. She showed my family members condominiums around downtown Chicago and is extremely knowledgeable of the various neighborhoods. I highly encourage Jacquie. – Katie

Jacquie is very helpful and knowledgeable. She made the process of listing and selling our home go very smoothly. She was there every step of the way. We would highly recommend her. – L and R

My experience with her was highly professional. She and her associates were able to sell my deceased parents’ house in Lake Forest, IL in the Villa Turicum neighborhood. It was a difficult sale that they made very easy by telling me to put a small amount of money into the house before it was listed on the market. Once this was completed the house sold in one month for a little over asking price (a mini bidding war). I highly recommend her for anyone who wants to sell a house in Lake Forest, Highland Park, Northbrook, Deerfield, Glencoe. – Jim

My grandmother passed away in 2014. I was the executor for her estate. My family and I spent a year and a half cleaning out 40+ years of clutter from my grandparent’s home. Jacquie Lewis was beyond helpful with the sale of the house. The attention she gives her clients is exceptional. Jacquie was always available by email, text etc. I’ve dealt with other realtors in the past and always had the impression like I was bothering them. I never felt that way with Jacquie. From the first time my family and I met her she did a wonderful job explaining the whole process of selling a home in this kind of situation. She took the time to explain any question/concern we had and we never felt rushed or unimportant. Even after the house sold, I had some questions about the estate and Jacquie was right there to help. There aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am to Jacquie Lewis. – Sue M.

Jacquie helped me buy two properties in the past three years and sell one recently. She is always very responsive (text, email or call) when I’m buying and has helped me successfully negotiate purchasing two properties – both with multiple offers. – Brit

Jacquie is like family. She’s the one I go to regarding finding the right home for my family! She only shows us the very best and works fast to negotiate a good deal. I look forward to working with her again in the near future; when my family grows bigger and we need more space, she’s my first call. – Jill and Ilan

Jacquie Lewis did a fantastic job for us. She was knowledgeable, resourceful and a pleasure to work with. She provided service beyond my expectations. At the closing, at which I was not present, she negotiated a $1500 refund due to damage to floors incurred when the seller moved out. I would gladly use her again and recommend her to friends. – Sam and Lisa T.

Testimonials about Nicole Meding

Nicole was the most thorough, detail-oriented and accommodating realtor I have ever worked with. Nicole dedicated much time to helping me look at not just houses, but neighborhoods, hospitals, and schools. Nicole has a fine eye for detail, as she did not just want to sell me a house but to make sure the house was the right fit for me. Also Nicole was highly responsive and called or texted me immediately. Nicole was always updating the list of available houses to fit my needs. I cannot say enough good about Nicole Meding as a professional agent and a person. Nicole is personable and will fight for you as a client to make sure you are getting a high quality home that meets your specific needs.

Kim G

I must say I had such a wonderful experience with my realtor Nicole. She went above and beyond for me through the process of selling my home and purchasing my condo. My condo was a short sale and took almost a year to get it. Nicole kept in touch with me often and updated me on any information shereceived or didn’t receive, which I appreciated very much. She made me feel like a valued client even though nothing was happening for a very long time. There were many obstacles in both the purchase of my condo and selling my home. Nicole has the expertise, knowledge and professionalism to handle anything that transpires conflictingly. I will definitely recommend her to anyone that needs a reliable, loyal, and dedicated realtor who is absolutely an amazing woman with such a beautiful heart. Thank you Nicole for all your hard work and exceeding effort!

Keep shining! XOXO Jozette

Nicole was outstanding! I’m a first time homebuyer who didn’t even know what I wanted in a home when I first started shopping. She was very patient and helpful in explaining the home buying process. Very knowledgeable in her field with great contacts (lenders, inspectors, etc) to ensure your homebuying experience is as smooth as possible. Great negotiating skills as well (got a killer deal thanks to her) I will definitely be using her again when I sell this home and purchase another

Steve K

It was a pleasure working with Nicole Meding on our recent home purchase in New Lenox! She is an awesome Real Estate Professional! Nicole is very knowledgeable, friendly, down to earth, resourceful, a magnificent communicator, and went out of her way to ensure our purchasing process went smoothly. Nicole referred me to a great financial and legal team. She went above and beyond to locate a home inspector, radon inspector, asbestos company, pool company, and so much more! I highly recommend working with Nicole. You won’t be disappointed.

Jason H

We recently purchased our home with Nicole Meding as our realtor.  What a fantastic experience! I had my heart set on one particular home and I am happy to say that Nicole made it happen! Not only did she work on getting us the best possible price on our home she went above and beyond to make sure it was the right home for us.  She took us to several other properties for comparison and to ensure that we had truly found the best home for our family. We never felt rushed, pressured or like she was just doing a job. We felt secure and confident in our purchase with the added benefit of knowing Nicole truly cared about our choice and was excited for our family! She even gave us a very thoughtful and generous house-warming gift.  I would highly recommend anyone buying a home or selling a home or even just looking to use Nicole Meding as their realtor.  You won’t regret it!

Amy H

Working with Nicole on our new home purchase was a pleasure.  She is very professional and clearly had our best interest in mind throughout the entire process.  She was responsive when we had questions and always kept us informed.  We had complete confidence in Nicole’s ability.  She made selling our home and purchasing a new home easy. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Real Estate agent.

Jon and Jennifer

Nicole Meding was amazing!  She has gone above and beyond to help us sell our house.  I would recommend her to anyone that wants a consummate professional to work with.  She is so amazing.  We have worked with Nicole on 2 different real estate transactions.  One was as a buyer’s agent and the other was selling our home.  We had such an awesome experience with her as a buyer’s agent that we decided to have her list our house.  She is all about customer service. She found us the perfect home and we love it.  I would and do highly recommend her.

Doug

What can I say?  Nicole Meding was one of 4 realtors that I met with to sell our house.  As soon as I met her, I knew she was the one.  She was professional and told us what we needed to hear.  She explained the best avenue for us and did not mince words.  She has been amazing through this whole process.  I could not have asked for a better realtor.  I would recommend her to everyone that needs a realtor to sell or buy a house.  She listens and understands what the client needs.  I feel like I now have a friend for life.

Debbie H