Solid Guidance and great experience!
As first time homebuyers, the support and guidance Erica gave us was invaluable. She listened to what we wanted. She made herself available around our schedules. And she offered us not only the wisdom of an experienced broker, but also of a homeowner with deep roots in the Oak Park community. She never got impatient with us when we asked many (probably too many!) questions or hesitated. If we ever have to sell, I won't think twice about calling her to list our property.
House of my dreams
Erica showed me a home and I knew it should be mine. The problem was in convincing my reluctant husband. Erica was able to describe the pros and cons of the property in a way that made him feel comfortable, and I got the house of my dreams!
Perfect fit for us
Erica is a delight to work with. She helps eliminate the frustration from real estate transactions and is very well connected to what is going on in the market. She helped us find the exact house we needed in Oak Park in only a few weeks.
Erica guided us through each step of the process, even as we changed our plans. She listened and provided helpful input to help us define our needs as we prepare to be “empty nesters.” Erica was friendly, patient, hard working, honest and available. We’ll definitely work with her on our next move.
If any client could put Erica to the test, it would be us. My wife, two kids and I spent months trying to sell our home in Virginia, while also looking for a home in the suburbs of Chicago. Erica has the amazing ability to make you feel like you are her only client. She unselfishly works night and day to help you find your dream home, negotiate the price, secure a loan, and close knowing you've gotten the best deal possible. She made what I thought would be an overwhelming process, an absolute breeze. I would recommend her to anyone, except my worst enemy.
Erica helped us buy a home in Oak Park, IL. She was a great help and comfort as we relocated from Florida. We were overwhelmed with the real estate market in the area and Erica patiently and competently walked us through the process. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods and willingness to listen to our needs allowed us to find the perfect home. When we finally decided on a house, Erica was able to negotiate a price that was much lower than listing. We were amazed at her willingness to advocate for us! She guided us through the inspection and closing and her advice was always helpful and spot on. I highly recommend Erica and would not hesitate a moment to use her talents again should we decide to move.
Erica took time to guide us through the process and make sure we knew what to expect every step of the way. She showed us numerous properties and took the time to help us determine exactly what we were looking for in a home. When the right home came on the market, she previewed it and took us in the first day it was listed. We ended up in a competitive bid situation but still managed to not overpay by negotiating not only price, but closing date, earnest money deposit, and finance contingency. I know that our final purchase price was not higher than all of the other bids. Having an experienced agent that understood the market and the seller's goals enabled us to get the contract. With a less experienced and less knowledgeable agent we may have lost the home or ended up paying a higher price.
Erica has the utmost skills in both purchases and sales. She is knowledgeable in all facets of real estate, has experienced a multitude of issues on transactions and has the highest level of professionalism in all facets of negotiations of the closing and pre-closing process. What makes Erica unique is her level of ethics and professionalism when representing her clients. She goes above and beyond the normal realm of a real estate agent.
I received terrible advice from Erica at every turn. She was more concerned with closing the deal then representing her clients' interests. In the end she pulled terrible, inaccurate comparables, she was run over by the seller agent and I overpaid. DO NOT HIRE HER.