Testimonials

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Alice Jordan and The MG Group were incredibly responsive and kept us up-to-date on all aspects of the process. Alice negotiated a great deal on price and multiple requests for repairs and updates to the property.
Mike & Tim – November 2017

The entire MG Group, from Mario on down, is such a well-oiled machine. They consistently keep us up-to-date on scheduled showings, provide immediate and detailed feedback and immediately respond to any questions or issues that come up, all on a 24/7 basis. The MG Group is very impressive and a pleasure to work with.
Al & Alise – November 2017

Alice Jordan is one-of-a-kind real estate sales agent. Her professionalism is remarkable, making me feel that I am always in good hands. I will not hesitate to suggest Alice and The MG Group to all of those interested in purchasing property.
Gerardo – November 2017

Mario Greco and The MG Group are rock star agents!
Howard & Deborah – November 2017

John Dasdelen and the entire MG Group are consummate professionals with attention to detail, serving clients around the clock (they understand this business is a lifestyle and not a 9-5 job), accurate as well as honest with buyer walk-through comments (no bloviating, just results-oriented), and efficient with their handling of all aspects of both the purchase and sale side of a deal (no hurdle is too steep to cross). Not all brokers and brokerage agencies are made alike – John and The MG Group set the bar for excellence in Chicago’s residential brokerage industry. It’s refreshing to work with such talented individuals, but as importantly, enjoy spending time around humble, dedicated, all around great human beings. I look forward to partnering with John and The MG Group on many more projects together!
Herb – November 2017

Mario Greco and the entire MG Group was very sharp and on top of selling my home all the time. I hope to work with them again in the future.
Lynnharold – November 2017

Mario Greco and The MG Group provided an outstanding level of customer service, in particular with facilitating staging, repair and maintenance issues. We could not have expected more. The whole experience was exceptional and I would highly recommend Mario and The MG Group.
Leon & Francis – November 2017

Alice Jordan and The MG Group’s communication was excellent. We knew exactly what needed to be done and when. The Group scheduled and attended the appointments with the painter, stager and handyman since we could not be there. Having to sell real estate from 1700 miles away is difficult at best, but Alice and The MG Group made selling our home seamless and less stressful.
Mike & Cheryl – November 2017

We are very grateful to Mario and The MG Group for selling our Chicago property in such a short period of time and for such high price. We interviewed at least four different real estate agents before finding Mario. Tired of low-balling opinions, we started considering renting the unit out (something we did not want to do as we were moving out of state) and then in came Mario. He personally visited our property and gave us great advice on how to upgrade our home. After less than a week of showings, we found our buyers and bought a new house in UT.
Dmitri – October 2017

Thank you so much! We could not be happier with the support that John Dasdelen and The MG Group provided us. We honestly couldn’t have done it without them and are forever grateful for everything they did. Thank you!
Jeff – October 2017

I cannot imagine anyone doing a better job than Maureen Sullivan and The MG Group. Maureen talked us through the home buying process, helped us find a place that met our needs, explained mortgages to us and made herself available ANY time to answer questions, show us houses, and guide us through this process. Maureen was excellent every step of the way, and I cannot speak highly enough of her. Maureen and The MG Group went all out for us and we are very appreciative of their dedication.
Joel – October 2017

Thank you, Peter and The MG Group, for all your help throughout this process! You made everything very understandable, clear, and painless. I’m so glad I lucked out and got an awesome agent/group by my side. I will definitely use The MG Group again when I want to sell/buy! You are great!
Amanda – September 2017

Alice Jordan was incredible in all facets of my sale of property. As an out-of-town seller, Alice was able to facilitate repairs, staging, and her selling expertise and knowledge made the sale go seamlessly and expeditiously. Alice and The MG Group were able to handle all the details and make the process very easy on me as the seller. I was referred to Alice and The MG Group and would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell! Thank you, Alice!
Joe – September 2017

My experience with Mario Greco and The MG Group was absolutely terrific. Mario is extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the real estate world. He was very professional, not a pushy salesman telling me what he thought I wanted to hear. He was upfront and honest about everything including his pricing, approximately what my property was worth and how much it would likely list and sell for, the sales/marketing strategy, what improvements to make/not make to the property before listing, etc. He and his group guided me and kept me very well informed through everything along the way making it a very streamlined process. All my questions/concerns were addressed immediately. There were no unpleasant surprises. The entire process took less than 60 days from the day we listed the property to the closing date. My property went under contract after only 2 days on the market and sold above the listing price! Mario also personally emailed and called me right after the closing to congratulate me and thank me for my business, which I really appreciated. I would definitely work with Mario and The MG Group again and refer them to friends whether buying or selling.
Chris & Nikki – September 2017

Mario and his team made the selling of our home as smooth as possible. We relied on them extensively as we had moved out of the home and out of Chicago while the house was up for sale, and they were on top of every detail. We felt that we received expert advice on the selling of the home and know we received great coverage for our listing. Our high end home in Lincoln Park sold in a very short time. We would not hesitate to recommend this team if you are looking someone to represent you in the sale of your home.
Andrew – September 2017  Originally posted on AngiesList.com

This was by far the best experience I have ever had with a realtor (and I have had seven). Mario and The MG Group were very helpful every step of the way and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Nat & Cindy – September 2017

The entire sale process was highly coordinated and well organized. I felt that everyone in The MG Group shared a high sense of responsibility toward the sale of my property and were very professional. I thought that the strategy of always having an agent present for showings was a distinguishing service and contributed greatly to the sale of the property. Peter Xantheas is very good at his job and treated the sale of my property as if it was his most important.
Mary – September 2017

I was very happy with Haakon Knutson and The MG Group. Words can’t explain how pleased I was with my home buying experience.
Sheila – August 2017

I can’t speak more highly about the whole MG Group operation. Mario was engaged in the entire process, adding his input at strategic points when I sought his advice. I questioned a few of his suggestions along the way, but ultimately I took his recommendations and each time Mario was proven right. For all of the day-to-day transaction processes, his team was completely on top of it, incredibly responsive, and took care of getting things done that I didn’t even know about. The MG Group is a machine and it works. I’ll definitely be back for my next real estate transaction (though I love my current house and have no plans to move, but just saying). Thanks for a job well done!
Chip & Kavita – August 2017

Mario was great, as was the entire MG Group. They acted in concert, exceeding my expectations in every possible way.
Eric – August 2017

Mario and The MG Group are wonderful, super-responsive and on top of every single detail. We felt supremely confident that the transaction was in their hands and we have been repeat customers because of how diligent and wonderful he and the Group are. Overall, we are very satisfied and would use them again in a heartbeat!
Seth & Carrie – July 2017

Alice Jordan and The MG Group did a terrific job – I can’t think of anything they could have done better. Alice was very responsive, always kept me informed and has a big network of excellent service providers. I wholeheartedly recommend Alice and The MG Group.
Eric – July 2017

Alice Jordan and The MG Group made me feel like I was their only client. Alice always made herself available, even when I thought she wouldn’t be or shouldn’t be, through phone or text or email. She was especially patient and understanding during the process. I appreciated that she was always honest and gave her opinion even if it didn’t align with mine – I never had to feel like she was holding back just to please me or to make the sale. Even months after closing, Alice continued to check in and made sure I was happy in my new home. I wouldn’t have done the process any differently, and Alice and The MG Group will be my first choice in future home purchases.
Dana – July 2017

Mario and The MG Group exceeded my expectations at every stage of the sales and purchase process. They operated like a well-oiled machine, lining up every appointment and providing expert guidance throughout. They gave detailed written feedback on every showing. Each group member was responsive and knowledgeable with a great attitude. On the buy side, Alice Jordan negotiated a stronger position than I could have on my own and provided a plethora of contacts/suppliers to aide my decision. Overall, an amazing job and I will not hesitate to use The MG Group again and refer them to anyone who asks for a real estate professional!
Eric – July 2017

John Dasdelen and The MG Group are all great professionals who made the selling process very smooth. I would not hesitate to recommend John and The MG Group, and use them in the future.
Lorrie – July 2017

Peter Xantheas and The MG Group were amazing! Peter is knowledgeable, friendly and professional. This process was smooth because everyone involved was communicative and detail-oriented. Thank you!
Jamil & Kathy – July 2017

My experience with the Mario and the entire MG Group from start to finish was superlative, including process, performance, and result. Following recommendations from my initial consult with Mario, my property sold in one day of listing! This was a remarkable result and turn of events for me considering my property had previously been listed for 60 days with another firm and was ultimately sold with The MG Group for more than the original asking price. In terms of responsiveness and exactitude, The MG Group provided the highest level of service I’ve experienced in my business dealings. I had immediate confidence in the recommended program (positioning/pricing/market assessment) from the outset and this was a great relief to me as I reside on the West Coast and felt that I had a committed and reliable partner that could handle everything for me. Mario & MG Group provided a thoroughly positive experience and the breadth and depth of his group is nothing short of impressive. Thanks!
Andrew – July 2017

Alice Jordan and The MG Group were wonderful to work with to find my dream home. I had many wants/wishes/needs. Alice was very patient with me and was very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods. In the last weeks, I could feel her driving the search as she knew me well and predicted where we would find my home. It gave me confidence and she was exactly right! Thank you, Alice!
Kristine – July 2017

John Dasdelen did a great job! I know my condo wasn’t a gem, and I’m glad we were able to sell in a pretty short time frame.
Ray & Jacky – June 2017

Thank you, Mario and The MG Group! Fantastic job by the whole team! Special thanks to Shani Shtern, who went above and beyond answering all of our concerns and always being available for us.
Andrey – June 2017

Thank you Peter and everyone at The MG Group! Your group made this experience the greatest! You have an outstanding organization with customer service at the forefront.
Jamil & Kathy – June 2017

John Dasdelen did a great job! My condo was sold in two days, and John and The MG Group kept me informed on every part of the process. They’re a great real estate team!
Peggy – June 2017

This is our 3rd transaction with Mario and The MG Group and each one has gone smoothly. Mario shared his expertise with us and helped to educate us on the properties we bought, as well as the 2 homes he sold for us in, like, record time!!!! The MG Group is awesome and the communication is unmatched. Through the whole process we were always up-to-date as to what was happening, care was taken of our requests for showings respecting our times and wishes along with our dogs and it was a very easy experience. I also like the fact that the Group handles all items including referrals for an attorney. We chose Matt Rich as our attorney and he is the best! His team communicated with us every moment along the way as well. Again, we are very thankful to Mario and The MG Group as all did a great job and we would recommend them to anyone we know who is buying or selling a home. The MG Group is the best!!!! THANK YOU!
Mike & Donna – June 2017

This was our third transaction with Mario & The MG Group and, again, it went smoothly. We wouldn’t consider another broker in Chicago other than Mario and his Group.
Brian & Chloe – June 2017

We gave Mario and his unparalleled group a difficult sale listing. We had a beautiful house, but comps were nonexistent, and several unconventional features of the property made it hard to explain its merits. It sold! Mario (with Maureen Sullivan and the rest of The MG Group) stuck with us through dozens of showings, guiding us wisely on strategy, and never letting us lose faith that “It only takes one, we’ll get it done.” Working with The MG Group was a breeze. Every professional on the team excelled in every role they played. We worked with an earlier realtor, and know for a fact that The MG Group’s leadership, experience and organization made a difference for us. It was a no-brainer to keep using The MG Group for our subsequent purchase (through Alice Jordan), with equally excellent results.
Rob & Jen – June 2017

We had a very positive experience with The MG Group. They were incredibly professional from the beginning and were able to walk us through each step of the process. Their expertise in the market and commitment to helping us meet our goals made the selling process very manageable. In the end we were very happy and would recommend The MG Group to any prospective buyers or sellers.
Jason & Kristen – May 2017

Mario and The MG Group exceeded our expectations. They’re very organized, professional, knowledgeable, and their communication is phenomenal. Everyone in the Group is very interested in helping with questions and explaining the home selling process. I interviewed many teams and chose Mario because of his thorough presentation, commitment to selling our home, and extraordinary marketing strategy. We have been astonished by the excellent service The MG Group provides.
Sheryl – May 2017

Mario – Thanks for all the hard work your Group delivered on this transaction. If I could summarize in a few words the performance of The MG Group it would be professional, knowledgeable, effective and friendly. It gave us peace of mind to know that you would handle all questions from showings, and all the inspection and closing matters. I particularly liked the reports after each showing to gauge the prospect of each potential buyer. I’m glad we chose The MG Group to sell our house, and I will certainly refer your Group to other people.
Lalo – May 2017

John Dasdelen and The MG Group are THE benchmark for every real estate agent I meet.
Steffen & Liza – May 2017

Everything was great with Mario and The MG Group, from the quick sale through the closing. The recommendations for the roof and attorney were excellent as well. We will recommend The MG Group whenever possible. Thanks again.
David & Linda – May 2017

Maureen Sullivan was great! We refer all of our friends and co-workers to her. We will use Maureen and The MG Group as our Realtor for any future purchase or sale!
Anub & Rebecca – May 2017

John Dasdelen and The MG Group took care of everything from start to finish. They made the transaction effortless on my part. Thank you!
Kim – May 2017

Alice Jordan is amazing! I would definitely use her again, whether I purchase or sell in the future. I would definitely recommend Alice and The MG Group.
Susan – May 2017

John Dasdelen did an outstanding job helping us find our home. We will definitely be using John and The MG Group again!
Keith & Laura – May 2017

We were thrilled with the MG Group and all of Mario’s work. Everyone was amazing. Professionalism was top notch, the process is amazing and this was key to our success selling after having it listed with several other agents. From marketing to closing, Mario and the MG Group is efficient and effective. I couldn’t recommend them any higher.
Sheryl – May 2017

Thank you, Mario and The MG group. You guys were great! We appreciate all the communication and the facilitation of our sale. Cheers to a job well done! Now that we are no longer landlords, we NEVER have to worry about a clogged toilet at 2 AM on a Saturday. PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!
Tom – May 2017

Our MG Group experience was excellent as expected!
Stephanie – May 2017

Unquestionably the best real estate agent in the city. Mario Greco and his entire Group make every process seamless and enjoyable. Their follow up is second to no one. Whether a builder, buyer or seller – this is the place and these are the people to guide you. Specifically, John Dasdelen has unbridled enthusiasm and passion for each project/property. I found myself in the best hands with John, Mario and the entire MG Group.
Jordan – May 2017

Thank you for the outstanding job in getting my unit sold. A special call out to the showing summaries you provided after every showing! I look forward to working with Mario and The MG Group again.
Sam & Gayathri – May 2017

Thank you very much for all the hard work and professionalism. I would say that Mario and The MG Group were the best Realtor group that I have ever used. I will definitely be a client in the future. Thanks for everything and I wish all of you the most success moving forward!
Jeffrey – April 2017

I can honestly say that Mario and The MG Group were absolutely fantastic to work with. While we have bought/sold homes a couple of times before, it is generally a very stressful experience. Prepping the home for sale, ensuring that all items are in working order, keeping the place exceptionally clean, etc. Your team was always on the ball with timely responses, keeping us informed on all upcoming viewings and how they went, and prepping us through the actual sales process. We could not be happier with your Group and the outcome. Keep up the great work!
Al – April 2017

Thank you, Mario! The MG Group has always been a pleasure to work with and is a very organized group! John Dasdelen was so helpful and attentive during the whole process! Thank you all!
Gareth & Michelle – March 2017

Mario and The MG Group are organized and thorough. They are the best of any Realtor I have worked with and this is my 4th real estate transaction. I’ve found the best Realtor and I will never use anyone else.
Jeff – February 2017

Kevin Fitzgerald and the entire MG Group were top notch. As a first time buyer I had lots of questions and Kevin in particular, guided me through the process. I would highly recommend Kevin and The MG Group.
JP & Cindy – December 2016

Alice Jordan and The MG Group were very patient with us in our year-long process of finding the right home. Alice helped us better understand our own needs which evolved during our search. She advised on areas, home “types” and overall considerations we should be making. She’s got great market knowledge and shared with us throughout. Although it was sometimes stressful during the home search process, Alice’s positive attitude was helpful and she found us the right home.
Emmanuel & Venetta – December 2016

It was an absolute pleasure to work with The MG Group. They deserve all the praise we can possibly give. They made a typically daunting, stressful endeavor of buying a new home while also selling one a relative breeze. The responsiveness from The MG Group was always rapid and thorough, and their knowledge of the Chicagoland real estate market was amazing. We felt taken care of and informed every step of the way. I could not ask for more. We look forward to recommending The MG Group to anyone we know who may have need of their services and expertise. They truly understand top-notch customer service.
Lamaretta & Trev – December 2016

I recently purchased a condo in Wicker Park from Jeff Michael and his listing agent, The MG Group. My experience during pre and post-closing with regards to their customer service and communication was exceptional. Jeff was and continues to be responsive to service and warranty related needs involved with the new construction. His staff is equally responsive and helpful. My closing was a bit bumpy due to a bank error and Jeff was very accommodating and understanding offering valuable assistance in helping to hold the bank accountable to expeditiously complete the loan. If you are looking for a developer who is responsive and surrounds himself with good staff and partners like The MG Group, Jeff Michael is a good choice.
Patrick – December 2016

John Dasdelen‘s professionalism, ability to listen and interpret our needs, and represent us in the transaction are a model for all business transactions. This was an outstanding experience with John and The MG Group.
Michael & Gail – December 2016

We had been in our house for 10+ years and were relocating out of town so had to sell with sooner being better than later. I did homework on agents in our area and who have history selling in our price range. Two were invited to visit and provide feedback.

Haakon’s communication worked for us, both on the day of his visit as well as in his follow up. He was clear with thoughts about the house and with strategy ideas around listing it. The pace of dialogue in person, on the phone or over email was fast enough to demonstrate that he was motivated to earn the business of selling our house but importantly slow enough to show that he was thinking through the situation in detail and trying hard to help us get the house sold at the best price possible. He had an appropriate tone and business-like attitude. We selected Haakon and The MG Group to be our listing agent.

The sale of our house took longer than we’d have liked and had twists and turns. The MG Group helped us prepare the house with staging, conducted many months of showings and once we had a buyer, they navigated the contract and closing stage. From start to the very end, Haakon and The MG Group were professional, courteous and maybe more than anything else extremely thorough. There was even a situation requiring some work after the closing of our sale. Even though by that point he didn’t necessarily or technically have to do so, Haakon stayed on that task until it was completely resolved. Haakon Knutson and The MG Group was a solid choice for the sale of our home.
Matt – November 2016, Originally posted on Yelp.com

We cannot thank Mario and The MG Group more for the effort they put into selling our home. Their level of service and professionalism was all we could have hoped for. Every showing was promptly followed up with detailed feedback and weekly market updates which helped us navigate our progress. We would highly recommend The MG Group to anyone looking for the best service in real estate.
Joe – November 2016

Thank you to everyone in The MG Group! You always make the real estate buying/selling process appear to be effortless. But as we all know, it’s because of the professionalism and hard work within the organization! Looking forward to future transactions.
Diana – November 2016

We had a wonderful experience working with The MG Group! Thank you for making this a smooth sale! We look forward to working together again in the future
Katie – November 2016

John Dasdelen and The MG Group were great to work with and they were very professional. John always answered our questions and returned our calls in a timely and professional manner. He always listened to our suggestions and concerns. He always made us feel that he was there for us and that decisions would always be made for our best interest. We have already recommended John and The MG Group to a family member for the sale of their property!
Victor & Eileen – October 2016

Alice Jordan was beyond helpful in every step of the home buying process. Her willingness to help me find exactly what I was looking for went beyond what I was expecting. Though we looked at 44 houses, her determination to find the house for me and not allow me settle is something that amazed me.
Christopher – September 2016

Very happy and satisfied with the service we were provided by Alice Jordan and The MG Group!
Bob & Elise – September 2016

John Dasdelen is by far the best agent we’ve ever worked with. I am referring John and The MG Group to everyone I know that is interesting in buying or selling their home.
Roy & Deanna – August 2016

I will use Mario Greco and The MG Group to sell my properties in the city and highly recommend him to friends and associates.
Rob & Pam – August 2016

We really loved all the updates and feedback after every showing from The MG Group. We also appreciate John‘s suggestions on the layout and preparing of the house.
Alfred & Oana – August 2016

Anthony Torres and The MG Group were amazing! They were very professional and took great care of all my buying needs. I was very pleased with the entire interaction. I would definitely recommend Anthony and The MG Group to friends and family.
Sarah – August 2016

Dave Adams and The MG Group did an outstanding job. Selling a home is very personal especially when you have lived in it for 21 years. We were really not prepared to sell our home in 4 days but he helped us through it. Lots of problems with the windows which were an issue up to the closing and Dave and the Group made it all come together. Most excellent!
Ed & Joyce – July 2016

Mario and the MG Group were fantastic. We will definitely use them again in the future and will refer others. Thank you!
Chris & Christine – July 2016

John Dasdelen and The MG Group know their market inside and out. They think of every detail and anticipate what buyers will question and need to know in order for a home to be sold. John explains his strategy in such a way a seller who has no real estate background understands. Being an owner who lives over an hour away from the property, I was amazed at how easy the process was because of The MG Group. They handled so many things I thought I’d need to drive down to do such as letting in the painter and staging company. I knew my property was in good hands and confident it would be sold under John’s careful orchestration. I would recommend John and The MG Group to everyone I know trusting they’d leave no stone unturned to provide their client with the best result.
Sarah – July 2016

John Dasdelen and The MG Group provided unprecedented assistance to me on various difficulties involving the sale of my home. I moved to Asia and John assisted me in getting the apartment repaired, cleaned including payments to various service providers. I believe John and The MG Group will be very successful in providing services to foreign based buyers or sellers. The lawyer James Zazakis John recommended was also very professional and extremely helpful. I will not hesitate to refer their services to anyone who intends to buy or sell their property in USA.
Alex & Jin – July 2016

Anthony Torres and The MG Group were absolutely incredible from start to finish. No complaints at all! I would personally recommend Anthony and The MG Group to ANYONE!!!
Greg & Adriana – June 2016

Fred put great effort into selling my home and has extremely strong communication skills. Almost everything about selling this property was out of my control, so Fred and The MG Group took over and handled everything. Fred Merritt and The MG  Group put in their best effort and my expectations were met.
Charles – June 2016

Haakon Knutson and the entire MG Group provided exceptional service. I thought they went above and beyond with some things like coordinating contractors while I was out of town. Also, the advice I got was balanced. I’ve known Haakon since college, but selected him not because of that, but because I knew he would do a good job and I could trust him to provide me with honest counsel.
Jim – May 2016

After nearly a year of frustration with trying to sell my property, I took it off the market to regroup. During that time, I was contacted by Haakon Knutson and The MG Group and knew immediately they were the ones. I was updated every step of the way and absolutely every single person was great to work with and so kind. Even better, I had an offer in 10 days thanks to their relentless followup with prospective buyers. This was a GREAT experience and I will recommend Haakon Knutson and The MG Group to absolutely everyone I know!
Teri – May 2016

John Dasdelen and The MG Group were more than great!
Jake- May 2016

I really enjoyed working with Peter Xantheas and The MG Group. Peter was very knowledgeable and gave great advice on everything from list price to negotiating to even minor things like the best paint color to use to help sell. At every step he was professional but warm, making something which could be very stressful much easier. Truly, I don’t believe my condo would’ve sold as quickly and at the right price point without Peter and The MG Group.
Kerry – May 2016

Haakon Knutson is truly amazing. He offers industry knowledge, depth of experience, and a wonderful personality to boot that make him one of the best Realtors in Chicago. The MG Group is equally impressive. I cannot say enough about the overall quality of our experience with Haakon and The MG Group. A wonderful experience doesn’t even begin to describe it. They are first-in-class in every way. Hakkon and the Group always go the extra mile for their clients and they deliver!!!
Stu & Tatum – May 2016

Thank you very much for your help with selling my property on Glenwood. As expected, it was an easy process and everyone in The MG Group was extremely professional. Your Group did a great job working with tough owners and managing everyone’s expectations. I appreciate your help and look forward to working with The MG Group again!
Tom – May 2016

Mario, Fred, and the rest of The MG Group:

We’re so happy the closing went smoothly and that we were able to take care of everything so quickly. Thank you for all the hard work you’ve put into selling our home. We’ve been really impressed with your Group and have greatly appreciated all your efforts and follow up. We will definitely recommend The MG Group to any friends/colleagues who are looking to buy or sell. Thank you again!
Ryanne & Jeff – May 2016

Alice Jordan and The MG Group provided the best experience we’ve ever had selling real estate!
Walid & Kimberley – May 2016

Mario and The MG Group are the best in Chicago. I will always use The MG Group to buy and sell real estate. They are true professionals.
Lee & Jessica – May 2016

I just wanted to take a second to write my first Yelp review ever on behalf of Cyrus Seraj. He was absolutely AMAZING! My apartment hunt was going terribly and essentially taking over my life. Most people I had spoken to were only interested in rushing my boyfriend and I to make decisions we weren’t comfortable with. That was until Cyrus came along.

I scheduled a viewing for an apartment that I didn’t realize was farther north than I wanted to live, so I called to cancel and he called me back offering to send me new places that matched my criteria. He was always super responsive to my millions of emails and texts, and never got annoyed with all the questions I asked (which was probably really difficult). Not only did he show us a few places on his day off, but he was basically on-call for us any time of the day no matter how many times we pestered him.

He made my apartment search so much easier than I ever thought it could be, and was there to help us every step of the way with the application process, knowing which questions to ask the owners, what to look for in a lease, etc. You name it, he had us covered! He’s very down-to-earth and easy to talk to, and extremely knowledgeable about what he does. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a place.
Chanell – May 2016  (See original review on Yelp.com!)

The MG Group is the best! Their level of service quality is unmatched and they follow through every step of the way. Their expertise and service made this a real success. Will highly recommend.
Steve & Paige – April 2016

Sam Stewart is an amazing Realtor. His affable nature makes the sometime fraught process of looking for a house (especially for a first-timer!) doable. His length of experience in Chicago and dedication to his job made the buying
process much smoother for me and greatly increased how secure I felt about the purchase and the experience. Considering that the entire seller’s side was either useless or malcontent, I really cannot stress enough how amazing Sam and The MG Group are to have made this process work smoothly.
Adam & Kelsey – April 2016

Mario and The MG Group are an amazing group with a highly effective business model!
Lance – April 2016

Peter Xantheas was exceptional. He never tried to influence my opinions or decisions. Rather, he provided me with all the information I needed to decide what was best for me.
Justin – April 2016

Mario is the best realtor in Chicago. The MG Group has excellent service, communication and follow-up.
Curtis – April 2016

The MG Group process was extremely well-executed and we would not hesitate to recommend Mario and the Group.
Steven & Kaelin – April 2016

Thank you Mario! You and the MG Group met and exceeded all of my expectations. I love your business model, it is very impressive. All the best and keep rockin’!
Lance – March 2016

Thank you Mario and The MG Group for all of your efforts to ensure an efficient and highly effective sale process for my condo. Your team’s professionalism is unmatched and your ability to run the sale process much like a corporate M&A transaction is a true differentiator. Thank you!
Natalie – March 2016

Fred Merritt is kind, courteous and extremely professional. He explained the entire process upfront and communicated with me constantly so I always knew what was going on with the sale of my property. Thank you Mario, Fred, Jackie and rest of The MG Group for your help and professionalism!
Dominick – March 2016

My home sold in 4 days! I have never worked with such an outstanding professional group in my life. From A to Z, The MG Group did an outstanding job!!!!!!  Thank you sooo much!
Tim – March 2016

Alice Jordan and The MG Group were great agents who we relied on for their experience and we were not disappointed. We got a great result and couldn’t be happier to refer Alice and The MG Group to anyone we know.
Jackie – February 2016

Thank you for all the help selling our home! We’re happy and pleased with the outcome. Haakon Knutson and The MG Group did great work and we appreciate everything you guys did. You guys are certainly very professional and a very well-run organization. The responsiveness and the level of engagement from the Group was very much appreciated. Specifically to Haakon, we very much appreciated your advice and your recommendations and the independence of thought you provided. The fact that you were open and willing to have your own opinion and tell us your opinion when we asked was certainly useful as we iterated through the bumps of trying to sell our home. All in, thank you very much to the entire MG Group for all of your help!
Chris – February 2016

Thank you, Alice Jordan, and The MG Group for working with us and helping us see this to fruition. I want to thank Alice especially, she was extremely helpful and wonderful to work with. Her knowledge was immeasurable, and extremely beneficial to us. We had a great team behind us because we used her recommendations. We will most certainly love to work with her and The MG Group in the future. She and the Group are really great.
Jujuan & Jackie – February 2016

It was a pleasure to work with John Dasdelen and The MG Group on both the sale of our old house and the purchase of the new one. Great attention to detail and exceptional communication.
Sean & Rebecca – February 2016

John Dasdelen and The MG Group are real professionals who respond to every request I made and always did it right away. Their advice was correct and timely. Couldn’t have been a better experience.
Don – January 2016

I would like to thank everyone at The MG Group for representing me in the difficult sale of my home. Special thanks to John Dasdelen since he was not afraid to take on a difficult sale. I knew we could do it!
Karolina – January 2016

Mario and The MG Group made it happen right before we were about to take it off the market. Thank you, again, for such professional help!
Larry & Louisa – January 2016

This is our 2nd time using The MG Group buying and selling a property.  John Dasdelen has been a great asset to us in our search for the right home. Mario and the whole Group is super organized and available to answer any questions throughout the process. I give my highest recommendation to them! Thanks for all of your help!
Rebecca – January 2016

Alex Nettey is a remarkable sales person, very helpful and professional. He and The MG Group make everything easy! They sold my place in one day!!!
Branka 2016 – January 2016

We were extremely pleased with Haakon and his ability to sell our property. The communication from start to finish was A+ and we were informed about each showing with great, detailed feedback. I will definitely recommend anyone that is looking to buy or sell to Haakon and The MG Group.
Steve & Carrie – December 2015

I decided to sell my condo after I moved out of state and The MG Group was fantastic to work with. I worked directly with Fred Merrit and he never made the “extra mile” he often went for me since I lived out of state feel like a burden. He ensured the entire process went smoothly. He was honest, timely, responsive and great to work with. It was especially helpful that every showing was communicated to me with specific dates and time beforehand, and, within a few hours of the showings, I would receive a written review of the showing. I would recommend Fred and The MG Group to family and friends and if I still lived in Illinois I would use them every time.
Susan – December 2015

Thanks for all of the great work The MG Group did for us! There are very few companies these days that exhibit the type of customer service that Haakon and your Group demonstrated! Keep it up! It does not go unnoticed!
Betsy – December 2015

Great experience working with Alice Jordan and The MG Group – thanks all!
Ryan & Kelly – November 2015

Thank you so very much! It was great working with Haakon and The MG Group. Haakon really had some great insights on the various neighborhoods and how they would best meet our needs.
Mark & Amy – November 2015

I’m delighted to recommend The MG Group. Working with Peter Xantheas and everyone at The MG Group was an absolute pleasure – extremely responsive, thorough, always accessible and willing to go the extra step for me. As a first-time buyer I was unsure what to expect when I started but Peter helped make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible, and I came away knowing that I had made a terrific purchase with a great team of people at my side. Thank you for everything. I will definitely recommend Peter and The MG Group.
Ricardo – October 2015

Very pleased with the overall sales experience especially as an out of state seller. Would use Haakon and The MG Group again and would highly recommend them to friends and family.
Tracheta – October 2015

John has much knowledge of the market and was a huge help with helping me find a place in the locations that I was looking for. He is very patient and helpful. I used John and The MG Group with the sale of my home in 2014 and the new purchase of my home in 2015. I will certainly recommend John and The MG Group and look forward to working with them again.
Feray – October 2015

The MG Group is an excellent team of experts who are specialists in each area of their tasks…the team runs like “a well-oiled machine”. Communication and the speed of updates via email/phone regarding important information is second to none with the MG Group staff. Also, they have an incredible directory of other professionals that they work with ie…photographers, attorneys, home inspectors, subcontractors, and home cleaning services.

Absolutely amazing experience! The personal attention to detail was beyond spectacular! What an unbelievable group of people who love their jobs!

You can’t go wrong with The MG Group!
Sean – October 2015

Peter Xantheas and The MG Group provided hands on support and leadership throughout our home selling process. We appreciated their organized, proactive and communicative approach which made a process with so many unknowns much more concrete and manageable. They led us from listing appointment through a smooth closing – and we could not have made it there without them!
Meleah & David – October 2015

Extremely positive experience with Fred and The MG Group. Really appreciated the immediate response after every showing of how the showing went, etc. Any questions I had were responded to immediately by Fred and Mario. I have worked with The MG Group before, very professional and honest, and I’d work with them again.
James & Deanne – October 2015

Mario and The MG Group were fantastic. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you!
Jessica – September 2015

Peter and Mario,
I appreciate all you and The MG Group did for me. Peter, I adore you and thank you for your continued help and patience. I’d never use anyone else!!! XO
Carrie – September 2015

My wife and I have had the opportunity to work with the exceptional team at The MG Group over the past five years on the purchase, rental and sale of properties in Chicago and we were thoroughly impressed with the level of professionalism, skill and guidance they provided in what can be a very stressful experience. Mario, Haakon and the extended team went above and beyond to ensure a successful outcome and in turn they have earned life-long clients. We highly recommend The MG Group!
Scott & Jill – September 2015

Sam and everyone in The MG Group was amazing! Thank you all so much!!!
Chris & Taylor – September 2015

Communication was amazing and my condo sold in 2 days!! Lehigh and The MG Group were very easy to work with and provided excellent advice.
Patricia – September 2015

Everything went very smoothly with the sale as well as the day leading up to putting my condo on the market. After 1 showing I was offered full price with a 30 day close. I would definitely use The MG Group and Fred Merritt for future sales and purchases. Thank you again for a very painless sale of my condo.
Tony & Kristin – September 2015

John was prompt, friendly and easy to talk to. He also helped us find our new rental condo. He was always professional and seemed honest. We would chose him and The MG Group again to help us sell or buy a new home!!
Omar & Jennifer – August 2015

We were so impressed and pleased with Matt DuSold and The MG Group and feel lucky to have had Matt as our selling agent. From our first point of contact, he was incredibly professional, thoughtful and attentive. He was an excellent communicator, keeping us informed instantly and every step of the way. Although he surely has many more clients (with much more expensive homes), he made us feel as though our home was the most important in our portfolio. We will highly recommend Matt and The MG Group to anybody looking to sell their home.
Chris & Molly – August 2015

I’m now living out of state but would not hesitant to recommend Fred & The MG Group or use the Group if I move back. Appreciated all the contact and keeping me in the loop at all times during the selling process. I was never confused about what was going on and although I felt anxious about getting the sale done, I could tell I was in good hands.
Melissa – August 2015

Alice and The MG Group were fantastic to work with throughout a very difficult home buying process.
Eric & Kori – August 2015

Lehigh was incredibly attentive and invested in our search for a new home. He happily set up many homes to see and was patient in letting us explore the different neighborhoods until we settled on one we liked. We know that he also serves very big-ticket clients and although our budget was relatively modest, he made us feel like a million bucks every step of the way. He is also a very talented negotiator and got us the price we needed. We trust Lehigh and would use him and The MG Group again in a heartbeat. We love our new home and are thankful for his and the Group’s help!
Chris & Molly – August 2015

Mario and The MG Group are the best. They follow up every showing with timely and detailed comments. The MG Group leaves nothing to chance. Highly recommend.
Barbara & Stephen – August 2015

Could not have had a better experience than with John and The MG Group. They were helpful long before the listing was signed.
Rollin – August 2015

We had a fabulous experience with The MG Group and were very happy with all aspects of the sale!
Matt & Liz – July 2015

We really appreciated Alice & The MG Group’s attention to detail and knowledge throughout our home search and purchase. It took a little while, but we found a great home in our desired neighborhood. Alice was knowledgeable and incredibly helpful every step of the way. If we look for a house in the Chicago area in the future, we will absolutely use The MG Group.
Aaron & Alecia – July 2015

Lehigh and The MG Group are great listeners and very knowledgeable!
Ray & Jacky – July 2015

Mario Greco & The MG Group deliver SUPERB personalized service and detailed attention every step of the way. The entire team goes out of its way to accommodate the client and reassure her/him through informed and constant communication. In my case, my agent was not only a dog whisperer, but also a stressed-out client whisperer. I did appreciate that Mario, as busy as he is, takes the time to oversee the entire process, offering immediate advice as needed. He leads an efficient, organized, and professional team. He is the best I have seen in the industry. Mario & The MG Group have my highest recommendation without any reservations. A+ 🙂
Maria Luisa – June 2015

I am extremely satisfied with the service I received from Matt DuSold and The MG Group! I honestly can’t say enough great things about the experience I had working with them to sell my condo in Lakeview. I live out of state and they made the process seamless. I went with Matt because he was a real go-getter from the beginning, and he did not disappoint! I interviewed several realtors in the area and it was not difficult to make the decision to list with Matt. The other “experienced” realtors I spoke to were negative and unimpressive: one said “I’ll tell you right now, you’re not going to get what you bought it for” and another suggested listing for 2% less than I bought it for without taking me up on my offer to view the unit and/or pictures or talk about the upgrades I had done. Matt took a look at pictures I had and chatted with me about the upgrades that had been done, and he wanted to list it at 7% MORE than I had purchased it for in 2008. We had no problem finding interested buyers at that price point. He attended all the showings and gave me prompt updates & comments from potential buyers. We went under contract within 4 days of listing the condo and sold it for 6% more than I purchased it for in 2008! After that, Matt continued to assist with the selling process. He attended all important events leading up to closing and provided updates about what had happened. He suggested a great attorney, and they handled everything for me. Thank you Matt and The MG Group for providing top notch service from beginning to end! You guys rock!!!
Alison – June 2015

Kevin Fitzgerald and The MG Group are consummate professionals. He has been our agent for our Chicago property for over 15 years while we lived out of state. He took care of every aspect in handling our property including securing excellent, long-lasting tenants and in the end when we finally sold the property. Kevin also expertly advised us to not sell the property when the market was low, calling us when he knew the market was going up. Due to Kevin‘s expertise, our property was listed and sold (with multiple offers on the table ) in 48 hours. As I mentioned earlier, we live out of state so all transactions were handled remotely and we never once had to worry because we knew Kevin was meticulous. He thought in advance and immediately took care of any and all problems so that once when we were informed of any glitches, Kevin‘s response was always, “I have it handled!”

I would recommend Kevin Fitzgerald and The MG Group to anyone and everyone looking to buy or sell property in the city of Chicago.
Sam and Carolyn – June 2015

I would recommend Kevin Fitzgerald and The MG Group to anyone and everyone looking to buy or sell property in the city of Chicago.

Mario and The MG Group provided impeccable service and advice in the sale of our condo. We would trust his Group with any other real estate transactions in the future and certainly will be referring friends and family. Consummate professionals from top to bottom!
DK and AK – June 2015

The MG Group did an outstanding job selling a single family house for me in Wrigleyville. They made it very simple for me to sell my property. I really felt like the team knows the market very well, and offered excellent judgment at every stage, including how to price it, when to list it, how to position it, how to stage/decorate, how to respond to interested bidders, etc. Plus the service and responsiveness was top-notch, which helped me greatly because I just did not have the bandwidth to manage the sale process. Most importantly, I always felt very comfortable in their hands and with their judgment. When you are selling a property, that comfort is priceless.
S.T. – May 2015

Mario and The MG Group did a great job with our sale. They made the process from beginning to end very stress-free, and we were very impressed with the results. We have made at least two referrals to date and will keep making more. Again, great job and thank you!
Chad & Mary – May 2015

Thank you, Mario. I was very satisfied with the way John and the rest of The MG Group handled the sale of my condo. I couldn’t ask for anything more when my condo sold in only two days!
April – May 2015

John was very attentive, available and knowledgeable. He and The MG Group made everything flow smoothly and very stress-free for such a stress filled situation. We could not be happier!
Greg & Alex – May 2015

I would recommend Haakon and the MG group to everyone and anyone!
Megan – May 2015

Great team. The MG Group gets the job done.
Chris – May 2015

I can honestly say I don’t know what I would have done without Haakon and the MG Group during this entire home buying process. Not only did Haakon find us a place we liked quickly, but he ALWAYS took the time to make sure I understood exactly what was going on and what was needed from me throughout the process – as the rest of the MG Group’s office staff. This was invaluable to me as a first time home buyer since I had no idea the number of moving pieces involved in closing on a home. Haakon and the MG Group were thorough, thoughtful, professional and fun to work with and I would recommend them to everyone I know!!
Megan – April 2015

A huge thank you to the MG Group that worked so hard to sell my condo. Mario and his Group work in such a seamless manner, they made the difficult process of being remote while I sold my place seem like a breeze. It was so nice to have consistent presence and attention on all matters, each group member having their own area of specialization while Mario was looped in on everything. John really helped me out with listing and getting my place in showing condition, he had contacts to help with painting and cleaning ready at a moments notice. Laura was very helpful in rounding up all of the paperwork for listing and Jaclyn and Caitlin sealed the deal with all of the details once it was under contract. This was my second attempt at listing my place with Mario and my third attempt overall. He had great foresight to see an improving market and encourage me to try to sell again after having it off of the market for two years. He priced it right, higher than I anticipated listing it for, and it sold in a few weeks. A huge help to have the MG Group behind me and a huge relief to have finally sold my condo. I will highly recommend them to all of my friends that are looking to sell their place. Thanks again for all of your help.
Buffy – April 2015

These MG Group folks are professional, competent and courteous always.
Rick & Patty – April 2015

Beth and I were very happy with the work Peter and the MG Group put in to our purchase, and we will be referring them all to our friends and family when we can!!
John & Beth – April 2015

I felt that the MG Group made the process seamless. I liked that Mario knows the market and is very direct on price, inspection issues, etc. This was my second time using the MG Group and I like being able to rely on his suggestions and the entire Groups professional judgement.
Kristine – April 2015

Haakon Knutson was our agent for our first home purchase, and we could not have been happier with the job he did. He made a very stressful and intimidating process easily manageable. He was very patient and responsive to our questions. He was extremely knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market and the process of purchasing a home in the city. He was open and honest and made himself available at nearly all times. We learned a great deal during the process because of his willingness to share information with us. We will not hesitate to recommend him and The MG Group to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the future.
James & Elizabeth – April 2015

It’s been so great as first-time buyers to have all the wisdom and knowledge that your Group has brought. We were able to really relax and enjoy the process of looking at places. Alice was fantastic about getting us in to see what we wanted, suggesting places that we might have overlooked, and helping us be as careful and critical as we needed to in this process.  And the whole Group has been wonderful with making us feel like we were being guided and protected through procedures that were totally new to us!

We recommended you to our friend based on the experience we’ve had, and we will totally continue to recommend you. :>
Elmer & Shoshannah – April 2015

Alice and The MG Group were great! Very honest and communicative throughout the entire process and always available to discuss/consult when we had questions.
Ben & Kara – April 2015

First class…Mario, Haakon and the rest of The MG Group take care of business! The best in the industry!
Kenny & Lisa – February 2015

Matt and The MG Group were great! He was always available to answer any questions we had. Matt also took good care of our property and coordinated repairs, staging and anything else we needed.
Jagadish & Preeti – February 2015

Thank you so much. We both very much appreciate all the help you gave us above and beyond the call. We will recommend, and have recommended you and your group, to anyone in the market and will absolutely contact you once we make our next housing move of any sort. It’s always a pleasure working with the best, and you and your group absolutely are the best there is. Thanks again for everything!
Tzvi & Leslie – January 2015

I simply can’t say enough. We had a tough property we were trying to sell remotely, and Mario and his folks went so far above and beyond, it was incredible. We had the first contract fall through (no fault of the MG Group – buyer flaked out), and they dove right back in, coordinating getting it back on the market and back under contract fast. Because we sold remotely, MG Group had to do EVERYTHING, and they rocked it. Could NOT have asked for better, and while they may not want any referrals from us after what a pain in the butt our property was to sell, they’re going to get them!
Alix – January 2015

Mario and his group are outstanding. I had bought through Mario previously and just bought/sold properties to meet our growing family. He has such a deep understanding of the market and entire process. The Group was great and it was an extremely efficient process. And, Mario was extremely helpful in finding a necessary contractor to help with a small issue that arose during the sale process. He was honest, insightful and transparent with all parties. I will continue to use the MG Group.
C.D. – January 2015

Mario – Thank you to you and your Group – especially John. He stuck with us the entire time on both properties, and we couldn’t have finalized either without John’s assistance.
He is a true professional and extremely attentive to detail. We will not hesitate to refer The MG Group to anyone we know looking to move to or from the city or the suburbs.
Emre & Arzu – November 2014

Kevin is knowledgeable and professional. He knew what we were looking for and was able to direct us to it. He didn’t just show us houses, he educated us and kept us up to date on what was available.
Ryan & Kelly – November 2014

John – Rachel and I were impressed with your attention to detail and the time you spent with us going over what were in store for. Knowing the process seems to be half the battle when selling and we felt like you had our best interest from day one. We are elated over the sale and we are equally appreciative of your efforts during the final week or so to get this deal closed. Thanks again and we wish you many more closings in the days/months/year ahead.
Brian & Rachel – October 2014

We’ve relied on The MG Group several times over the last ten years. They’ve helped us buy and sell a condo, navigate a short sale, find a rental home and buy a house. We really can’t imagine ever using anyone else. Everyone is extremely engaged, friendly and easy to work to work with. They know when to be aggressive and when to be patient and are the ultimate in professionalism. Thanks in particular to Haakon, who’s never too busy to answer a phone call or an email and makes us feel like we’re not just clients, but friends.
Scott & Nora – October 2014

Mario – It truly was a pleasure working with your Group. I am not easily wowed but your team truly impressed me and I would recommend and refer your Group to anyone.

I appreciate the excellent communication between all of you!
Elyece, Broker/Owner Royal Real Estate of Illinois – October 2014

The entire MG Group was incredibly organized, responsive and very pleasant to deal with throughout the process. We were very impressed by their professional orientation and communication throughout our sale.
Rob & Cyndy – October 2014

Peter and The MG Group did a great job representing us throughout the process of selling our home. We could not have done this without their unique approach of adopting our condo as one of their babies and the attention to detail all good parents give to their kids.

Peter is a truly amazing realtor with a relentless approach for getting things done while being fair and honest in the process which is a breath of fresh air. Having the ability to think about all parties involved in the process, his sellers and the buyers, and possessing such good energy will assuredly take him to the top of the heap. Mario, I’m sure, is proud to have him as a member of his Group.

Once again Peter, thank you greatly for everything! Awesome Job!!
Glen & Olga – October 2014

Mario and team,

Thanks for all of your excellent work on what was a very challenging sale – and I have been through numerous ones over the years. But I wanted to let all of you know that everyone on Mario’s team is a first class act. Alise and I are very appreciative of all your efforts covering all the showings, walk throughs, contractors and cleaners, and especially for providing feedback on every one of those. Also thanks to all of those in the office who scheduled and made sure of coverage.

Special thanks to Mario and Haakon for orchestrating the whole process. I will be sure to use The MG Group in the future and recommend you to others.
Al & Alise – October 2014

Hi Mario, Alice and team – just wanted to send a quick note of thanks for all of your work on the purchase of our loft! We’ve been there for a week now and absolutely love it. We appreciate how easy the process was with all of the help and support we received from you guys. Will definitely recommend your team to anyone we know who needs to buy and/or sell in Chicago or the ‘burbs.
Kristopher & Michelle – October 2014

Mario Greco and his team were great. They handled everything and I felt really confident due to their conscientiousness. I would definitely recommend them in the future.
Debra – October 2014

One of the best decisions we ever made was to allow The MG Group to sell our condo! You have a great crew! We will definitely pass your name along and recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Truly the best and most professional group we have ever worked with and we have bought and sold many homes over the years. Thank you again, Mario, from both me and my wife!
Dan & Mary – September 2014

It was a pleasure to work with Fred. Fred helped us find our prior home 5 years ago and we enjoyed the calm, non-pushy, and patient demeanor as well as his knowledge and experience in the area which is why we worked with him again and will refer him to others.
Santosh & Sonali – September 2014

We are both business professionals and understand what it takes to win in business. It is crucial to only work with the best and The MG Group is simply the best in the real estate business in Chicagoland. This is the 3rd property that Mario helped us sell since 2005. They are very unique properties located in different areas of Chicago. Over the years, Mario has established a group that gets the job done regardless of area and price range. Real estate transactions can be stressful enough, but The MG Group really does make it stress free. We will recommend The MG Group to everyone we can.
Louisa & Larry – September 2014

Alex Nettey and The MG Group were extremely professional. We recevied constant, in fact, almost instant feedback on every showing and almost all of our questions were anticipated. I have never experienced such quick and consistent contact from an agent before — we never had to ask for anything twice. The marketing plan that Alex presented was concise but contained all of the information we needed to decide on a sale price. He was not pushy, and convinced us to engage him with his specific knoweldge of our market. Our home went under contract in a matter of weeks. We would highly recommend Alex and The MG Group to anyone selling a home in downtown Chicago.
Frank & Kim – September 2014

I was 100% satisfied with the results and service. The MG Group handled everything and I had to do very little. I couldn’t ask for more. I would definitely recommend Mario to others. He and his team were great.
Debra – September 2014

Mario Greco and his team did a great job giving us guidance on staging the property, the market price, bring in a good number of potential buyers, communicating to us a summary of the potential buyers feedback, keeping us informed on the next step in the process, negotiating contract terms and quickly closing at our asking market price. The team was extremely responsive to call-backs and answering any questions that we had regarding the sale of the property. My wife and I have purchased and sold a number of homes over the years and Mario and his team rank as #1 in our experience.
Joe & Chris, Pat & Laurie – September 2014

Quality service is always expected when dealing with a professional organization like the MG Group. However, there are times when it is more appreciated than others. One such time is the sale of a home that is part of an estate. The normal issues inherent in selling a home are complicated by the fact that the property in question has emotional ties to the sellers and the process is exacerbated by the need to satisfy a family that is already under stress. Ours was such a sale. The MG Group made the process easy for all concerned. From the initial walk through of the property by Mario, through suggestions as to how to best present the property, to pricing and on and on through the eventual closing, the entire MG Group was omni-present, insuring that we never had to be concerned about the eventual satisfactory conclusion. We highly recommend the MG Group to anyone wanting to sell or buy a property. If high quality representation is what you are seeking, selecting the MG Group is the correct decision for you.
Family of R.K. – August 2014

The MG Group was well trained. We experienced excellent communication with them and they all communicated well with each other.
Curt & Deb – August 2014

The experience with the MG Group was flawless. Every question was answered before it was even asked. I would not hesitate to recommend Mario and his team to anyone looking to sell their home. His team makes selling a home as easy as it can possibly be.
Kevin & Erin – August 2014

Thanks so much for the excellent work on the sale of the property. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the work of The MG Group. The communication, feedback, advice, execution and professionalism was second to none. If/when we have a property sale we are looking to execute in the future, I would definitely want the opportunity to work with your Group again.
Joe – July 2014

John Dasdelen is an asset to The MG Group and Berkshire Hathaway. John was always available day or night to answer questions, provide insight and refer us to contractors. He took a lot of stress out of the process and I would definitely recommend him highly to friends and colleagues in the future.
Matt & Nayna – July 2014

Thank you for all your help and support. Mari and I our very excited to begin growing roots in our new home. As all involved know it took a bit to find the right property, but we couldn’t be happier. Brian and the team really made the process enjoyable and transparent. We now have a place that I feel will be a sound investment and a great house.
Doug & Mari – July 2014

We wanted to thank everyone for doing a great job on the sale of 2620 W. Huron and the purchase of 7120 N. Milwaukee 501. We wanted to especially thank Alice for being there every step of the way. From the moment when she walked in and presented her “sales approach” on how to list and sell Huron to the final closing of Niles, she has shown that she is the only person for this job. Through her understanding of the real estate market, her commitment to us, and her passion for what she does everyday we were able to sell the property. She showed professionalism every step of the way and went above and beyond to make things happen. She guided us with the utmost care and made sure that we were comfortable with every decision that we made. This process was not easy at all but Alice made sure that the transition was as smooth as possible. From the countless showings to all the stressful status changes she was there to guide and assist. Thank you all again and thank you Alice.
Wanda, Marcin & Ranata – June 2014

It was such a great experience working with Haakon and the rest of the MG Group. Our expectations were far exceeded and we felt completely at ease through the entire selling process. The communication and responsiveness of the entire team was exceptional. They truly took the responsibility of the selling process upon their shoulders while keeping us in the loop the entire way through. Their professionalism and work ethic is unmatched and they earned every penny of their commission. Our condo was under contract in 7 days for full asking price after multiple showings each day. We will recommend Haakon, Mario, and the entire MG Group to anyone in the market to buy or sell their home for years to come. This was by far and away the best experience with a Realtor and real estate group that we have ever had.
Chad & Jillian – June 2014

Our experience with Mario and his team was great! The team always kept us informed of every little detail throughout the process. Mario was always available to talk and discuss any issues or concerns we had. Anything that came up was resolved very quickly. They are a great team and Mario is great at what he does! We really, really enjoyed working with Mario and his team and would definitely recommend him to friends and family!
Satisfied Client – June 2014

Our home selling experience was beyond our expectations with challenging circumstances. Everything was handled with the most professionalism and really beyond anything we have experienced. First, we were referred by a friend to the group, but our primary reason in choosing was the Marketing Plan presented to us. The MG Group had an expertise with marketing and executing that is above the competition. Every challenge presented to us, we were appropriately advised and able to make sound decisions regarding the sale. We will be referring friends/family to The MG Group and have much respect for everyone that helped during the sale.
Vinnie & Amy – June 2014

Bridget and I want to thank you and your team for you work on selling the condo. Being long distance landlords has been a burden and we are thrilled to be able to close that chapter of our lives.

As you well know, several years ago, I chose another real estate agent to list my place. Yet you stayed in touch and answered my out of the blue questions without hesitation. We knew that we should have gone with you and, when it came time to try to sell again, you were the only call we were going to make. I have been so thrilled with that decision. Your advice has been spot on and your team has been great. I particularly appreciate how accommodating your team has been to make the process easier for us given that we are out-of-state. If I get asked for referrals of Chicago real estate agents I won’t hesitate to recommend your group. Should Bridget and I find ourselves relocating back to Chicago in the future — which is a distinct possibility, although nothing is planned — we most definitely will be looking to engage your group again.

James & Bridget – June 2014

Working with the MG Group throughout our condo sale was a pleasure. We were impressed with the quality of service and level of communication. Everyone was professional and prompt. We couldn’t be happier and have already recommended Mario Greco to many friends who are looking to sell.

Justin & Grace – June 2014

Amazing team and amazing work. Would use the MG Group again without hesitation.

Jeff & Ivy – June 2014

This was my 3rd transaction with Haakon and The MG Group and in each case my expectations have been exceeded. The professionalism and quality of service of Haakon and the MG Staff is the best I’ve ever worked with and I will continue to refer friends, family and associates.

Micah & Tabitha – May 2014

We had such a wonderful experience selling our home with Mario Greco and his team. Laura scheduled an appointment with us and Mario within 2 days of our call. Mario was thorough and his knowledge of the market and the best approach to sell our home was invaluable. We were under contract within 10 days of going on the market. We had 16 showings in less than 10 days! They get the job done. My husband and I were confident in Mario and his team. Thank you so very much for helping us with the overwhelming task of selling our home!

Jose & Katy – April 2014

Alice Jordan was a fantastic partner through this process. Thorough, available, knowledgeable, but most importantly – really came through and held our deal together when we hit some snags in the process.

Brian & Stephanie – April 2014

Mario & Team, thank you very much for all of your work in getting our condo sold. Throughout the entire process we really appreciated the high level of communication and feedback. Our comments, questions, and concerns were always replied to extremely quickly and with detailed, informative answers.

Eric & Liz – April 2014

Great overall experience with the MG Group. Best agent I have ever worked with.

Ryan – April 2014

It was a pleasure working with Haakon Knutson on our listing. Not only did he sell our place in 4 DAYS but he was very valuable in the process from start to finish. He also helped us find the place we are moving into next week. There was so much more to do related to selling/buying than the last time(s) I/we went through this…I would highly recommend Haakon and the whole MG Group.

Julianne – March 2014

Once again thank you to you and your team. The whole process went very smoothly from our perspective. You have a great group of people working for you. We were very impressed with the attention to detail and thoroughness your team strive for on every step of the selling process. We will definitely be reaching out to you for any of our future real estate needs and also recommend you to any of our friends looking to buy or sell.

Prashant & Preeti – February 2014

The MG Group was like having a “smart team” of professionals marketing our home. We were very impressed with how efficiently and professionally everything was handled. Thank you!

Dave & Laurie – February 2014

Thank you to you and your team. You are all true professionals. We really appreciated your knowledge of the market, availability, and quick responses. We would without hesitation recommend you to anyone we know who wants to buy or sell a home in Chicago!

Cindy & Todd – February 2014

We were so happy in choosing Mario to represent us for the sale of our condo. Uptown is not the easiest market, but with some time, patience and a lot of hard work (37 showings!), we finally managed to get a great offer on our home. Happily we were the 1st 2 bed/ 2 bath condo in our area to break the $300,000 threshold in almost two years!

We loved Mario’s honesty and his willingness to listen. He was willing to go the extra mile to ensure the deal completed to our liking.

Mario was 100% effective in negotiations. We had a few lowball bids, and Mario made it clear that was not acceptable, and he pushed until we got an acceptable offer. Post offer, in attorney review he still negotiated for us which was great. To say we were impressed with Mario and his amazing Group would be an understatement.

Reza & Kirstin – December 2013

Mario Greco is an extraordinary resource. He helped us find a dream location for our home. We will definitely recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling a house in the Chicago area. His passion, level of expertise and market knowledge, and follow-up are second to none. It was a pleasure working with him and Kevin. They are the best realty group in the Chicago area.

Jason & Nicole – December 2013

Selling our place from over 200 miles away is never an easy task, and we couldn’t have done it without the professionalism, expertise and outstanding customer service that the Mario Greco Group provides. From the initial contact with the team before our condo was on the market, we knew that we were in good hands. We really felt that the entire team was on our side, and had our best interests in mind. The selling process can be daunting, but the team really helped move it along and in the end the entire process took less than 3 months. We highly recommend the Mario Greco Group when selling your home or condo. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable, but the overwhelming amount of feedback and communication we received really helped keep us in the loop each step of the way and our questions were answered before we were even able to ask them!

Todd & Sharon – December 2013

Mario was the last agent I interviewed, just by chance. So glad I chose him – I felt he was truly aware of my home’s value in the neighborhood and understood my moving needs. I feel that no other agent would have worked so hard on my behalf, both on price and procuring the sale. His whole team was great, hard-working, and courteous.

Keith – December 2013

Thank you so much to you and your entire team. It was my pleasure working with the most professional and classiest team in all of Chicago. Your attention to detail and extensive follow-up was second to none. Your practice and belief mirrored my own personal ones. I appreciated each and every update you relayed to me throughout the selling process from the onset to the closing. You have made me a lifelong client. I have recommended your services to friends and neighbors and I will continually do so indefinitely.

Rafael – November 2013

Thanks for everything you did in helping us sell our place! We can’t say enough about how helpful your entire team was. From listing to showings and through the closing your team constantly exceeded our expectations. We can’t imagine a better team to work with. Your team went out of their way a handful of times to help with things that we couldn’t address because we were out of state (checking the condo after the record rainfall in April, replacing batteries in the CO detector, and more). The instant feedback on every showing was very helpful and demonstrated just how “on top of it” your team is. We were impressed by you and your team’s patience given the all the showings (over 40) and FHA-related closing headaches. We’ve already highly recommended you to our friends in the area and if we ever find ourselves in the market in Chicago again we will certainly be in touch with you. Thanks again for all of your team’s hard work. We wish you continued success in the future!

Dan & Christina – November 2013

The Mario Greco Group skillfully assisted us with the sale of our Ravenswood condo unit. From initial market analysis, photography, marketing, showings, and closing, we received engaged service from Mario and his team. In addition, as accidental landlords, we appreciated that Mario’s team worked well with our tenants, keeping them in the loop when they needed access to the property. Also, it can’t go without saying that Mario is a seasoned professional who possesses an astute understanding of market conditions. For example, he helped us determine a price that drove interest in our unit and led to a sale that was quite close to our initial price.

Steven & Elizabeth – October 2013

My experience with The Mario Greco Group far exceeded my expectations. I purchased my condo 3 years ago and Mario Greco was the seller’s agent of the condo. From my experience as a buyer with a different agent and the way Mario marketed the property when I bought it, I knew I wanted Mario on my side when I decided to sell my condo. From the initial contact for a consultation to closing, everyone in the group was very responsive, professional and courteous. I was able to quickly meet with Mario and he gave me his honest feedback regarding what I should do to prepare and market my condo and the next steps if my condo did not sell during the original listing period. Thankfully I had a recent comparable in my building but I was still nervous having a 1 bedroom with little equity. Within a few days I was listed on the market and received a cash offer in just 8 days from listing! Dealing with The Mario Greco group was stress-free and they were very helpful and patient dealing with my non-responsive attorney. With the assistance of The Mario Greco Group I was listed and closed in under 30 days. My fiance and I were so impressed with our experience that we will without a doubt recommend The Mario Greco group to anyone in the market and will use them again when we are ready to sell and buy Thank you so much for all of your help and expertise!

Laura – October 2013

I want to thank you for consistently being there, remaining informed and involved to the end. Your business style is unique, particularly in the real estate world. I sense the loyalty of your group from afar. You have a great group of people. The Mario Greco Group is number one on my list for any future real estate opportunities that I may have in the Chicagoland area.

Jan – October 2013

Thanks, Mario! This was a tough deal to get done and if I had to do it again I would not do it with anyone but Haakon. He was fantastic throughout the entire home- buying process. Never pushy and I always felt like he was looking out for our best interests. In addition, Haakon is very knowledgeable and was therefore always able to explain and answer questions we had regarding the homes we viewed. Last, but not least, Haakon always responded promptly to our questions/concerns. Overall, great client service from your group and we will definitely be looking to work with Haakon and your group again should the need arise in the future.

Gary & Lina – October 2013

The Mario Greco Group was our 3rd listing agent. Mario and hist staff were exceptional in every aspect of the sale. A well-oiled machine, that clearly knows top notch service and the real estate market. Thanks for all the help! Third time is obviously the charm.

Mark & Kelly – September 2013

If you are in need of some help in selling your home…look no further than Alex Nettey and the Mario Greco Group! My wife and I recently worked with Alex and his team to sell our downtown Chicago condo and we couldn’t be happier with the experience. Having a 6 day old baby and recovering wife at home could have really made this process miserable, but the way the group is organized made the process a breeze. We were always aware of upcoming showings and the scheduling team was very responsive to our schedule in getting over 50 showings in to look in a weeks time! In addition to that, we had feedback from EACH SHOWING within 2 HOURS so we always knew where we stood in the process. From the first listing apt to closing, The Mario Greco Group, and Alex in particular, gets an A+ from us!

Ryan & Tara – June 2013

We have worked with a number of agents in the past and found the Greco Group to be by far the most professional and organized of any agents we have dealt with. They helped us throughout the process, were quick with updates, and made the whole experience perfect!

Dax & Kathleen – June 2013

Mario and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with for the sale of my condo. After only a week on the market we had two offers, and Mario was able to get us our asking price. We were very impressed with the professionalism of the Mario Greco Group and how quickly every member of the team responded to our questions, day and night. We would highly recommended Mario and his colleagues for any Chicago buyer or seller.

Elisa – June 2013

The Mario Greco Group was flawless in the recent selling of my property. Their attention to detail, professionalism, and responsiveness is unrivaled in Chicago. I am entirely grateful for all of the great work that they did on my behalf, and I would not even hesitate for a minute to refer them to friends, family, or colleagues. Thank you to the entire team for making the process a seamless one!

David – May 2013

Hi Mario,

Thanks so much for everything! We greatly appreciate all that you and your team has done and we can’t imagine working with anyone else! Everyone on your team deserves a huge “GREAT JOB!”.

We found everyone on the team to be incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, attentive and personal! You by far exceeded our expectations. There is no reason for anyone in the Chicago area to use any other realtor. The Mario Greco Group is the very best! Everyone – Lehigh, Jackie, Caitlin, John, yourself and I’m sure I’m missing some other folks – have all been stellar to work with! Again, thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Angela and I are very excited to start out the next chapter of our lives in the new house and again we have your team to thank for helping us make it all happen. If anyone asks me for a recommendation, I’ll be giving them your name and phone number!

Erik & Angela – May 2013

Our experience working with the Mario Greco Group was fantastic! This is the 3rd time that I have gone through the selling process of a home in Chicago. Your team was by far the best and by a longshot at that. We thought we got a fair market value price for our townhome and it was well within the estimate that you originally gave us. Your group delivered 23 showings that concluded in the sale of our home in 21 days. The immediate follow up communication, from your sales team, about the potential buyer’s likes and dislikes was excellent! The communication from your support team in the office was impeccable and precise throughout the entire process. The Mario Greco Group is an extremely well-oiled machine from top to bottom. We would give your company an A+ recommendation to anyone interested in selling their home in Chicago.

Steve & Brook – May 2013

We couldn’t have been more pleased with you are your team. We felt everyone was extremely responsive and consistently strived to deliver great service. The issues we had were unfortunate, but we greatly appreciate how deftly they were handled. In the end, we feel like the sale would never have been successful without the Mario Greco Group.

Josh & Eleanor – May 2013

Jamie and I would just like to say thanks again for all your effort to sell our place! It was an absolute pleasure working with you all – you were on top of everything, communicated with us really well, and answered every single one of our questions almost immediately. You made a really complicated process seem easy, and honestly we couldn’t be happier with how well everything went! I can promise you that we’ll be recommending you guys to everyone we know!

As for us, we’ve actually decided to put our housing search on hold for a bit, as we’re really enjoying our new apartment and the stress-free feeling of renting. At some point we’ll resume our search though, and we’ve already decided that we’d love to work with you guys for that as well.

Jamie & Tom – April 2013

I retained Mario Greco and his group to sell my Wrigleyville townhome. The property was sold within a week with well over fifty showings and multiple offers. Every detail was meticulously handled with the utmost professionalism. I was provided feedback with every showing and a member of his staff accompanied the buyer’s agent. I have been in the real estate business for over 20 years, and can attest to the fact that nobody does it better than the The Mario Greco Group.

Ivan – March 2013

Mario –

Many thanks for your note – and for the tremendous work that Kevin and the team have done over the past several weeks. From start to finish, your group’s handling of our purchase was best-in-class. We would not hesitate for one moment to reach out to your team again in the future (as you can see, we are already using your group for the current sale of our condo!) and will certainly be recommending you to anybody who might be looking for representation.

As Kevin can certainly attest, at times it felt like the seller wasn’t actually interested in seeing the transaction through to completion. Were it not for the tireless diligence of your team – from finding us the perfect home, to recommending phenomenal lending and legal partners, to working with a difficult seller through the closing and beyond, I suspect we never would have made it to the closing table. Kevin and the team went above and beyond every step of the way – and we always felt that the group was doing everything possible to serve our interests.

Finally – we have known Kevin for years, both personally and professionally, and he represented us when we were first time homebuers, terrified of buying our condo in 2007. While we obviously hold our personal relationships in high regard – we are business people, and as such business is business. When it came time to find a home (and now in turn sell the condo that he helped us to find), Kevin was the only choice we could fathom making. Not because of our friendship, but because from a business standpoint, we would not trust anybody else’s judgement in making this type of an investment. He is truly an outstanding professional.

Thank you again – and we look forward to our continued partnership!

Gabrielle & Nicole – March 2013

We have had experience with Mario and Team on both the sell and buy side, and were very impressed by the professionalism, thoroughness, and capability of each member of the group. They clearly know the Chicago market inside and out, and helped us sell our home quickly and for a great price. They walked us through each step in the process, making the experience as painless as possible. Whenever we had a question, someone would literally respond in moments. We highly recommend The Mario Greco Group.

Mary & Eric – February 2013

Mario and Team-

A huge thank you for your hard work on getting my condo closed. I was beyond satisfied with the team. Everyone was knowledgeable, responsive, and a pleasure to interact with from start to finish. Thanks for seeing this thing through a few bumps here recently to help get it the deal done. I sincerely appreciate it.

Thanks again. I will absolutely recommend the group to my home-owning friends back in Chicago.

Paul – January 2013

Mario and his team were fantastic. They were very responsive throughout the sales process, from getting the photographs taken, to the showings, through the closing process. The results were great too—we were under contract 5 days after we listed at a price higher than other brokers said we could get for our place. All-in-all, it was a great experience and we’d highly recommend the Mario Greco Group to other sellers!

Ryan & Anne – November 2012

From the moment we met Mario, we knew that he would get us the best price for our condo. He’s knowledgeable and straight forward. He’s aggressive, but not over the top. Mario’s team communicates very well throughout the sale and I think that is key. Overall, it was a best case scenario; we sold our place within 45 days of listing and got over asking!

Tim & Elizabeth – November 2012

I want to send a sincere thank you to all included on this email for all the hard work you put in getting my condo sold. Your job was to get it sold and that is exactly what you did. A team effort and collaborative effort is what it took. It is not your job to get it sold price-wise for what I think its worth because you can not control the economy or housing market prices, but can only work with those variables……bottom line is, I have money coming my way and I am not PAYING additional money out of my pocket to anyone …….I will be filing out the questionnaires I have received and will write something on Yelp regarding my experience because it was a good one for sure. This was a big deal for me getting this place sold, despite me loving it, because it was handcuffing me in moving forward in my career ……now onto the next venture!!!

Thank you again everyone for the work put in and good luck with the road ahead!!!

Shane – September 2012

Mario and The Mario Greco Group were amazing to work with from the very beginning. Mario heads up a very responsive, professional, and efficient team that works through each phase from listing to closing like clockwork, making the sale of our condo as painless as it could possibly be. They promptly send summaries of each showing, follow up with the buyers’ agents for input, offer sound advice for staging your property for maximum appeal, and are involved in each step of the long and sometimes complex process. They have their finger on the pulse of Chicago’s real estate market and will recommend a fair, but competitive and realistic, price to increase your chances of selling in this tricky market. Our condo was priced so well that we got a fair offer within 4 days and never looked back!

Amber & Ben – August 2012

We have been working with The Mario Greco Group for several years now (initially for the sale of our condo, but considering the state of the economy, we decided to rent instead). We are not the easiest clients to work with as we live in California but every one of the staff at The Mario Greco Group has been extremely attentive and very quick to reply to all of our questions and concerns via phone and email. They provided us with contacts of cleaning and maintenance services to prepare the condo for listing and they took care of all the key exchanges. The staff was also helpful in guiding us through the possible options of selling/renting. We were very impressed with their listing and marketing of the unit as well as the frequency of showings. Overall, The Mario Greco Group has been an absolute pleasure to work with and we plan to continue working with them in the future once we are ready to sell again!

Joseph, Rimma & Sasha – August 2012

To Amy and the whole team,

I want to thank you all for providing excellent service. Your feedback during the whole process was the best I have ever experienced in a real estate transaction. You guys truly worked as a team every step of the way.

It has been my experience that after a contract is signed the Realtors tend to disappear until the closing. You, however, remained fully engaged and proactive.

Thanks again for the great work.

Steve – August 2012

Mario – Rob and I can’t thank you and your team enough for always taking our calls and sticking by our side during the condo short sale process. We know we couldn’t have done this without your expert advice/coaching and your teams’ follow through. THANK YOU!!!

Rob & Amorie – July 2012

The standard of Real Estate should be judged by The Mario Greco Group. Living out of state, this is my third transaction with Mario and his team, and each time, they have managed to outdo themselves and keep getting better. Their service is remarkable and their communication is amazing. My friends were in awe whenever they asked how things were going, since I was able to give them up-to-the-minute results. Again, The Mario Greco Group has set a standard by which ALL Realtors should be judged. Thanks, and I will be back to work with Mario and his team for all future transactions.

Isadore – July 2012

We worked with Mario Greco and his team – and they are a team – in the sale of our property in Southport in May 2012. Despite a difficult market and a property on a busy thoroughfare, Mario was cheerful and upbeat about our prospects for sale and quickly identified strong selling points to work from. As with many sellers in this market, we were reluctant at first to accept our home’s drop in value (we bought near the market peak in 2007), but Mario did his homework on neighborhood comparisons (which we checked independently) and made a clear case for a fair asking price. We also agreed up front to a target price for sale. We extensively prepped the home, with Mario’s copious advice and photography and MLS expertise, and crossed our fingers.

The end result speaks for itself: we were under contract in six days for our target price (98% of asking and 107% of a lower in-building direct comp) and we are absolutely convinced the target price was fair market value. We were naturally disinclined to trust real estate professionals (and sold our last property FSBO), feeling that most are trained to lowball prices and talk sellers into taking a deal. Mario, on the other hand, absolutely represented our interests as sellers. When many realtors would have attempted to negotiate us down after a lowball offer, Mario instead took the harder job of negotiating with our buyers and got us our target price – a price that we knew was fair because of the work he did up front. His follow-up through the sale process was outstanding and his office resolved two last minute issues that could have hurt the deal. Two other units in our building on the market before we started remain unsold. We would definitely retain Mario Greco again and would unreservedly recommend him to anyone selling property in the mid- or high- end of prices in the Chicago area.

Lori & Mark – June 2012

Hi Mario,

Thanks so much for the wonderful welcoming gift and even more so for showing us the way to Park Ridge.
Betty and I are acutely aware that none of this would have happened without your extraordinary team and exemplary service. Please be certain that going forward, we will recommend you and your team whenever and wherever possible.

Betty & Sandy – May 2012

I want to thank you and your entire team, especially Alice, for the great job they did in selling of my condo and the purchase of the new one. I am very happy I made the move and chose you and your team to handle this in this very difficult real estate market.

Bill – May 2012

Over the past six years we’ve used the Mario Greco group to buy, sell and rent. Mario and his team provide top notch service. They are extremely professional, hard working and responsive no matter the issue. In this uncertain real estate market, Mario’s experience was key to selling our home in 5 weeks. He was realistic about what we could expect and knew how to market our property. I will continue to recommend Mario to everyone I know.

Gretchen & Todd – May 2012

Dear Mario – Now that the dust has settled I want to thank you sincerely for the fine work you and you staff completed with the sale of property we owned in Chicago. You made the sale happen. You also helped us with the survey and provided needed information about the properties value and what we should expect the selling price to be. Your reach must be long in finding buyers because before long we had a realistic offer. You provided names for an attorney for the closing and then handled the paperwork in such a way that we felt we had little to do. Closing was held and money was transferred. The deed was done. Thank you for the class A performance by you and your staff. The experience was a real pleasure for us.

Don – May 2012

Mario,

I want to thank you and every member of your staff who I have worked with over the past 7 years. First, purchasing a condominium in Lincoln Park, leasing it after my daughter moved out of it, and now selling it. Every step was professional and went smoothly and efficiently. There was always great cooperation and communication.

Thank you and your entire staff for jobs all well done.

Bob – March 2012

I wanted to say THANK YOU so much for all your hard work and effort in selling our property. It was a great experience working with you and your team. I have never worked with people so efficient, professional, and hard working as yourselves. I have just filled out a survey you sent detailing the wonderful experience we had with you. You really work so hard and it is evident in your work ethic.

Thanks to your wonderful staff who are amazing and just as hard working. Every single person on your team that worked with us had been lovely to work with. I really don’t know how you have found just like-minded individuals who have the same work philosophy as you, but it really makes your firm stand out from the rest.

I am only sorry that I have already committed to another Realtor for buying a property in the suburbs, otherwise I would have chosen you hands-down.

Thanks again for everything. You will be the first firm I refer all my friends to, and will use you again the future. All the best!

Hena & Azeem – March 2012

I chose the Mario Greco team because I sent you an email while you were vacationing. I then received your automatic “out of office” reply and then less then a minute later I received your response.

Good communication is a necessary quality too often forgotten. Haakon did an outstanding job and always answered his phone. I hold every one that I work with or work for to the same high standard of service that I provide to my clients and Haakon did not disappoint. Even my tenant expressed what a great job he did.

You’ve put together a great “tag team” model in your approach to real estate. As a client, it was great to see you cc’d on every email and was impressed to have your reply and commentary on them as well.

Whomever is not using this team approach is behind the eight ball. Keep up the Great Work!

Thanks!

Cathy – January 2012

Mario and his staff were very professional. I liked the emphasis on keeping the client in the loop at all times. He and his staff answered any questions or concerns I had promptly and he negotiated the deal effectively. Three words that best describe my interaction with the staff and Mario are: perseverance, excellence, and follow through.

Doug – November 2011

Thanks Mario and Team. I had a wonderful time with Kevin Fitzgerald. He was untiring and always pleasant in arranging for me to see many suitable apartments. He was enormously helpful with financial negotiations and he was supportive and skilled when I found an apartment I preferred to the one I had originally chosen. He saw the whole transaction through from beginning to end; I have never had such a positive real estate experience.

Julie – November 2011

We had a great experience with Mario and his Group. They sold our condo in a timely manner for a decent price and were a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Mario and his Group are professional, immediately available, and have a huge amount of market presence. The make selling in a tough market as seamless as possible and we felt we got the market price for our place. We would recommend Mario and his Group to anyone.

The Mario Greco Group, notably Alex, was persistent and aggressive at solving issues that came up because of the current real estate market and economy. They were on top of every detail and got the deal completed. I will recommend The Mario Greco Group to anyone in Chicago that needs a real estate broker. Throughout a very challenging process, the Mario Greco Group really stepped up and made the deal work out.

Caroline – October 2011

The Mario Greco Group helped us out of tight situation with our rental properties as the recession descended in full force. Their advice, communication, follow-up and follow-through were all perfect making this the easiest process we could have experienced.

Martin & Denise – October 2011

Dear Mario and Group,

Thank you for your lovely gift. This is just the finishing touch to a very enjoyable and professional experience. This thought and all the tools you possess is what separates you and your group from the rest of the Chicago realtors.

We would not hesitate to recommend The Mario Greco Group to anyone we know that is thinking of selling their home.

Wendy & Michael – October 2011

Overall, we were very pleased with Mario’s approach – from listing through closing, he was involved and made the process appear seamless. After listing with another agency for over 1 year with very little activity, there was a distinct difference in how Mario approached the sale of our condo. We felt as if he was truly working to sell our place as opposed to letting it “sell itself.”

Patrick & Megan – October 2011

Mario was very easy to work with and a consummate professional. He had tremendous presence and always made us feel at ease knowing he would get the job done. He and his team had exceptional service and I believe Mario earned every penny of his commission. I couldn’t imagine doing a “For Sale By Owner” after working with Mario and his Group. Well done!

Andy & Amy – September 2011

The Mario Greco Group is in a league of their own. Several years ago Mario was helpful to us when we were in a bad situation with another agent in the city and even though he didn’t sell our condo for us we knew we’d use him for our next real estate transaction. Luckily, since then he has expanded into the suburbs by adding Lehigh Cohen to the group. We wanted to sell our house in Libertyville quickly without taking too big of a bath and Lehigh talked to us about pricing it to sell in 60 days (using comps and his experience, etc.). We agreed on a price and the house sold in 6 weeks! Lehigh, Mario and the whole Mario Greco Group are extremely responsive (Lehigh talked me off the ledge a couple times leading up to closing) and we definitely got the feeling that Lehigh was trying to get us as much money as possible.

Someone recently asked me how we chose Mario’s group. Here’s why we chose them……All real estate agents charge the same. Why would you not use the #1 guy?!

Allison & Michael – September 2011

I was looking for an agent that could sell my home quickly. I had previously had my home on the market, with a different agent, for 7 months, too many showings to count, and no offers. Mr. Greco came out to my home and took stock of what he saw. He suggested I have it staged. He also told me what he would probably list it at. Additionally, Mr. Greco brought books of comparables, letters of reference, and a plan of exactly how he would market my home. I listed my home with him. Prior to it even going on the market, Mr. Greco said he already had a showing scheduled. Bottom line: 1 showing and an offer 12 hours after my house went on the market. Mr. Greco did an outstanding job of negotiating the price and it was 98% of what I was asking. I would use him again in a heartbeat.

Kayle – September 2011

Mario,

Thanks for your great work on this. You and your entire team were great (and easy) to work with and made the process a lot easier than I expected it would be. In particular, one of the main reasons we picked you was your responsiveness. And you delivered–your immediate responses to all of our various questions, however minor, were always thoughtful yet concise. This really impressed us and made our lives easier.

Dan & Lisa – August 2011

This was our second time working with Mario and we are continually impressed. When we look to buy again in the next few years, we will definitely call Mario. He and his team were extremely reliable and had a very fast response time.

Adam & Gretchen – August 2011

Mario was knowledgeable about not only the Chicago market and our neighborhood, but also about the unique selling points of our home, which was impressive. He sold our house much quicker than we expected, especially in this market. Nobody responds to emails faster than Mario, and we would use him and his team again with no hesitation.

Mike & Cori – August 2011

As we started looking for homes in the suburbs, we realized all agents are not equal and gained an even great appreciation for Mario and his team. He was involved in the showings and negotiations and didn’t “hand off” important tasks to his associates. His team approach made it easy to get the information we needed in a timely fashion, and everything was handled as effectively as possible given current market conditions. We would recommend Mario and his team!

Dennis & Annmarie – August 2011

Mario is incredibly knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market. His team seamlessly works to make the entire process easy – they are outstanding and will get the job done. I have appreciated his commitment to selling my condos. I will not hesitate to recommend him and his team.

Heidi – August 2011

Mario,

Larry and I can’t thank you enough for helping us to sell Oakley. We are very pleased to be able to get out of landlord business and focus on our children. It was nothing but a positive experience – you built the best Real Estate team in Chicago area. Both Larry and I have many friends who are homeowners, buyers, and landlords. We will recommend your services to them on any chance we get.

Louisa & Larry – August 2011

Mario has built a very well-oiled machine to service his clients. From start to finish, I cannot imagine anyone else handling the process of selling a home more smoothly. Mario and his team are extremely professional and attentive, and definitely provide a valuable service.

John – July 2011

Mario was a consummate professional, possessing skills that are all too rare in real estate agents. He knew the market, understands finance, has great judgement, is a great negotiator, and also knows real estate law. Even during a complicated sale, he negotiated the terms and conditions with extreme professionalism and skill. Mario did an absolutely amazing job on all fronts handling the marketing and sale of our home – not only in a difficult market but also while dealing with a very complicated situation. I would be very pleased to recommend The Mario Greco Group and would feel like I am really adding value to someone’s transaction in doing so.

David & Sandra – July 2011

Mario did not sugarcoat. He told us exactly what he thought was happening – it was direct, efficient, and professional. I will absolutely recommend Mario to anyone I know looking to buy or sell. The team was awesome. Mario was always available to call me back or email me answers to my questions and address any concerns. He has a great personality and was very easy to work with. Jaclyn was awesome too! She was always ready to help me and follow up. It was a great experience for us to sell with The Mario Greco Group. Thank you!

Anne & Bob – July 2011

We had a great experience with Mario and his team. We loved the approach and how knowledgeable Mario is. We loved the email updates, showing summaries, scheduling, and feedback. It was a very convenient and positive experience. We would recommend Mario to anyone!

Bob & Cathy – July 2011

Mario,

I wanted to reply and let you know how happy we were working with you and your team. Our condo sold fast. Everyone on the team was so easy to work with and responded to our calls and emails promptly. Jaclyn was great. She was calm and knowledgeable. She addressed my concerns made me feel like I was her only client.

Thank you for making the hardest part of our move so easy. If we come back to Chicago, we will know who to work with in buying a home.

You guys are the best.

Anne & Bob – July 2011

We had the best experience imaginable with the Mario Greco Group. We were very impressed with Mario’s thorough knowledge of the market and trusted his decisions throughout the time we worked together. We were treated as though we were Mario’s only client and given immediate responses to all showings, phone calls and emails. Due to the groups devotion to our property and expertise in the real estate market, we were able to sell our home in about one month. We would highly recommend the Mario Greco Group to family and friends and therefore, anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in the Chicago area.

Thank you again for your assistance in selling our place. You were great!

Sarah & Ben – June 2011

When we decided to sell our condo in Bucktown during the current, very difficult market. Friends highly recommended that we use Mario and his team, and with good reason. From day one, the Mario Greco Group was exceptional to work with in all respects. Their professionalism, communication and responsiveness will not be beat. They are a well-oiled machine. We couldn’t ask for more and would use them again in a heartbeat. We have and will continue to recommend the Mario Greco Group to anyone and everyone.

Stavros & Sara – May 2011

Mario,

Beth and I really appreciated the hard work you and your team put in on both selling our condo and buying our new place. From start to finish, we thought you guys operated like a well oiled machine.

We appreciated your honesty and upfront approach about selling and pricing our condo in today’s market. We thought the online marketing and print marketing made our place look great and desirable. The constant feedback from your agents kept us in the loop. On both selling and buying we felt that you (and Kevin) kept our financial interests at play during negotiations to get us the best prices. Finally, we appreciated everyone’s flexibility working with such short closing dates.

We have no doubt as to why even in such a tough market your team consistently gets the job done.

We will of course recommend you and your team to anyone who is serious about selling their place.

Thanks again!

Patrick & Beth – May 2011

Great job! We wanted to let you know how much we’ve enjoyed working with your entire team – and it’s just that, a group of hard working individuals working in a cohesive unit to get our home ready for sale, listed, put under contract and, most importantly, closed. Simply put, the MG Group is in another league. The team is more sophisticated, organized and prepared than the competition. We would highly recommend you to others as we already have on multiple occasions.

Kim & Matt – April 2011

Thank you to Mario and the entire team for working so hard through countless showings to sell our property and guide us through the process. We both very much appreciate all the assitance and expertise you have provided.

Brad & Brittany – April 2011

THANK YOU so much to Mario and The Mario Greco Group!

The professionalism and the open communication that the whole team has, is so much appreciated. All the notifications and feedback from the showings gave me comfort in knowing that the sale was in good hands. This is a team that understands the market and knows the neighborhoods of Chicago. Based on the transaction of my home and the feedback of friends that I have referred to him, I will be sure to work with Mario and his team again.

Rachel – April 2011

Stop looking, these guys are the best.

My wife and I were searching out an ‘in-town’ place. We had written down about 2 dozen addresses of buildings we thought we might be interested in, but beyond this, did not really know much about the market or about condo living (our home is in the suburbs) or the various tradeoffs involved in making this sort of real estate purchase. We contacted another realtor and got nowhere. We were referred to Mario and got a call back the same day to set up our initial appointment. We met with Mario and his partner Kevin Fitzgerald. We handed them our list and they knew just by looking at the list the quality, potential, and merits of all the properties on the list. They know the market!

They emphasized from the beginning they would help us find the right place and would not in any way make us feel pressured. We didn’t. We gave them a ‘wish list’ and our price range and they helped us understand what was possible. (In this market, a lot more is possible than once was the case!) Over the next 2-3 months we made several trips to visit both places on our original list and others that fit our criteria. In all we probably visited several dozen places. Well, we found our place—-a fabulous duplex on Lake Shore Drive! We always felt they were working for us. We got honest assessments and quick responses all the time. When it came time to start making an offer it happened fast and they helped us with an aggressive offering strategy that paid off for us. We were told when we were referred to Mario that they were the top selling agency in the city, that they were the best. They are.

Jamie & Debbie – April 2011

We were very impressed with the whole team. We loved the email notifications of the showings and really appreciated the timeliness of the showing reports. It made us feel “in the know” and more in control of the sales process. We also really appreciated how quick you would get back to us with our numerous questions and concerns. It was great to get feedback on how to better stage our house for the sale and we really felt like your team was full service. We’ll be sure to recommend you!

Megan & Ryan – April 2011

I would just like to send out a great big “thank you” to everyone that helped with the purchase of this property. I really had an amazing experience with the process. I realize that there are always hoops to jump through when buying a property, but the communication and feedback I received from everyone involved was top notch. I never felt like I was ever left out of anything, or that there were questions that wouldn’t be answered. Including me in all of the communications was something I wasn’t exactly expecting, but I was extremely happy that I was.

I honestly can’t say enough good about everyone, and I hope you pass that along to anyone else that was part of the process that wasn’t included in this email.

Whenever I have the chance, I will be offering your contact information to anyone needing the services you provide.

Thanks again everyone. Have a great weekend.

Joe – March 2011

We liked Mario at the initial interview because he was honest and direct. We also liked his team approach to the different elements of the sales process. Instead of Mario handling everything on his own, he employs a team of very capable people to help keep everything moving along smoothly. We thought that maybe we wouldn’t hear from Mario during the process since he delegates the work, but this was absolutely not the case– Mario was cc-d on all e-mail correspondence and chimed in on many issues. He and his team were extremely quick to respond by e-mail and phone.

We liked Mario’s negotiating strategy and appreciated him running his strategy by us before he discussed things with the buyer’s agent. Other good things about the group: we received great feedback via e-mail after each showing, Mario did a great job putting together the MLS listing, the photos of the unit turned out great, and the attorney Mario recommended was fantastic.

We give the Mario Greco Group five stars because overall the customer service experience was superior, and Mario and his team sold our unit the first week it was on the market, which is pretty amazing in this down market! We would recommend this group to anybody looking for a capable sales and marketing team.

Katrina & Tony – March 2011

Mario and Team,

I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past few weeks/months. The process was fairly painless but I’m glad its over. I am happy to recommend you in the future. Mario–please send my gratitude to everyone in your office.

Good luck with everything.

Jason – February 2011

The Mario Greco Group was instrumental in the successful sale of our Chicago condominium. After trying for over a year to sell our downtown condo, we finally found Mario Greco. He and his team of professionals leapt into action and worked very diligently to show our condo to many potential buyers. They made us feel high priority. When it became apparent that a short sale was our best option, the Group ushered us through the steps, provided the necessary referrals and coordinated the process right up to our closing. Mario Greco’s diligence and hard work ensured our sale was a success in a troubled market. I highly recommend him and his talented team.

Brendan & Elise – February 2011

Dear Mario,

Thank you and your team for your great service! We found you to be very knowledgeable, trustworthy and responsive throughout the entire process. Our experience was very favorable and would recommend you to others looking to sell their homes. I know that we were selling at the least ideal time, nonetheless had numerous showings. I also felt very comfortable knowing that there was someone always available to answer our questions and found you all to be very professional and courteous.

Thank you again for all of you help. Wish you the best of luck!

Vijay & Aarthi – January 2011

Mario,

It was a pleasure working with you and your team, and we appreciate all the effort you put into selling our home. We are incredibly grateful and while it was a very long process, it was made significantly easier because of our confidence in you and your team.

Matt & Andrea – December 2010

Hi Mario,

What a wonderful surprise to see the beautiful gift from the Mario Greco Group waiting for me when I returned home from work yesterday! It’s been more than a pleasure working with you and your team. Your entire team has been extremely professional and have looked out for every detail. I can’t thank you enough for all of the showings you did for our units. Your team went over and beyond and my husband and I will continue to highly recommend you to others if they ever have a need for a realtor for either renting or selling.

Thanks again for thinking of us with the wonderful bottle of wine and mouth-watering chocolates. George and I plan on enjoying them together this evening.

You’re extra special and I truly hope we have the opportunity to have our paths cross again in the future.

Barb & George – October 2010

Mario,

THANK YOU for the great job you did selling my place, it was not exactly straight-forward and you dealt with it (and me) flawlessly! I am super happy not dealing with the drama.

Hope all is well and that you are selling lots of houses…which I am sure you are!

Nancy – September 2010

From start to finish we were very impressed with Mario and his team. We were trying to sell a condo in River North and had been previously listed under 2 separate agents. One from a small company for a short time and one from one of the other “big name” companies in town for 3 months. After both those listings we had zero offers. We were finally introduced to Mario through a friend’s recommendation and within 17 days of being listed with Mario we got an offer that went on to a successful sale. Throughout the entire process Mario and his group were extremely professional, accessible, and organized. Mario has a great team that is a pleasure to work with and gets results, even in this tough market!

Chris & Vineeta – September 2010

Dear Mario,

Thank you so much to you and your staff for all your hard work is selling my condo. We highly recommend you and your team to anyone who needs to sell or buy a property, and, if we are in need of a Realtor in the future, you are the only one we will call. The professionalism of your group alone is reason enough to recommend you. You were honest and accurate in our initial pricing meeting. Communication for showings was outstanding. Showings were always on-time. Feedback from showings was virtually instantaneous. After receiving an offer, you handled negotiations with the confidence and skill to know what was necessary to get a contract. And your experience with a challenging and skittish buyer helped get the deal to close.

With my deal in particular, it was apparent that without your extensive contacts in the real estate world we would not have closed. My buyer backed out of a deal at about 5:00pm on a Thursday when financing fell through because of a special assessment on my condo. By 9:30pm THAT NIGHT, you had found another financier that had recently approved financing in my building despite the special assessment and communicated that information to the buyer. The buyer got back in the deal and used this financing option to close. I truly believe you were the only Realtor that would have been able save this deal.

Also, when we transitioned to you from a previous Realtor, there was still one buyer from the previous Realtor that was potentially going to make an offer. You were willing to help me in whatever you could do with this buyer even though you would not have received a commission. Your philosophy was always to do what was necessary to help us get the condo sold. That established a lot of trust early on.

We wish you and your team continued success and thank you again.

Tim & Betsy – August 2010

Hi Mario,

We consider ourselves lucky to have sold and closed. To be honest some is luck, some is our wiliness to reduce our price, but the rest was you and your team’s efforts! From day one were encouraged by your knowledge of the market and what it might take to sell. Everyone at the Mario Greco Group was professional and focused on doing all they could to achieve our goal of selling. I will be highly recommending you and your team to anyone who will be selling or buying a home in the Chicago area.

Thanks for all the hard work!

Patrick & Denise – August 2010

Mario and Team,

Thanks for the follow up call after the closing. Tara and I wanted to thank you and your team for your services related to the sale. From start to close each member of your team was professional and responsive to our needs. You run an impressive operation and got the job done. We will definitely refer you to those we know entering the real estate market in Chicago. Please pass this along to your team, as well, and thanks again.

Ed & Tara – August 2010

To the Mario Greco Group:

Cristy and I want to send a BIG THANK YOU to the entire Mario Greco Group for all of the hard work and dedication it took to sell our condo unit at 1670 N. Claremont. From the initial meeting with Mario, the 120+ showings, the calls with Julie, Jon, and Nicholas to the final walkthrough with Robert and everything in between, we experienced first class service by EVERY member of the group. We could not have asked for a better team of people to sell our condo.

In the future please feel free to use Cristy and I as references. Additionally, when the opportunity arises the Mario Greco Group will be the only Realtor in Chicago where I will refer business.

Thank you again,

Mitch & Christy – July 2010

Hi Mario –

We don’t even know how to begin thanking you for everything you and your team have done for us throughout this sales process. You managed to take a very difficult situation and turn it into a positive…certainly no small feat. Our experience with you and your team was exemplarily from the very beginning. The personal attention and sincerity you displayed when you came into our home to meet with us for the first time was such a breath of fresh air. We never thought that we would sell our condo and you provided us with an immediate sense of belief that you would in fact be able to help us sell our place.

We had the pleasure of communicating with several of your team members along the way and every one of them exceeded our expectations. You and your team were always patient with us and responded to any inquiry we had immediately. We know that you have a lot of clients but we can honestly say that we always felt like we were your only client…the personal attention we received was simply outstanding.

There really are not enough words to describe all the ways in which you and your team went above and beyond in helping us sell our condo. We will be forever grateful for all that you have done for our family. Please send along our thanks to your entire team…they are a wonderful group of people. You guys truly have set the bar when it comes to providing phenomenal customer service.

Please feel free to pass along our contact information to any prospective clients…we would be happy to tell them how great our experience was. We continue to tell anyone looking for a realtor that the only call they need to make is to you.

We will keep in touch and give you a call as soon as we are ready to purchase our next home.

Thanks again for everything Mario.

David & Kim – June 2010

Mario,

You worked a sale with a very difficult buyer and an even more difficult seller at the actual historic nadir of the housing market. Both sides were more than willing to walk away over a bent corner on a Post-It Note, let alone something material. Great job, to say the least.

Thanks.

Gary & Mari – June 2010

We had been working with another real estate group with little success over an extended period of time and decided to make a change. Mario gave us an honest assessment of our situation, provided a detailed competitive analysis and offered recommendations on how to best position ourselves in the market. The result? We received multiple offers almost immediately and sold our condo 8 days later. Mario and his entire team were extremely attentive from the first showing through closing. I highly recommend the Mario Greco Group’s services.

John & Erika – June 2010

Mario,

THANK YOU and your team so much. Easy, painless, and totally awesome are just a few of the adjectives I would use to describe our home sale experience with you and your team. Even though we live in CA, all of the email contact was great. There was NOTHING negative in our experience. Maybe the only negative thing is that you don’t work in San Francisco. The Mario Greco Group will be the only real estate brokerage I would recommend anywhere. Again thank you.

Duncan & Cathleen – June 2010

The Mario Greco Group is one of the best run organizations we have ever worked with. From start to finish we were impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of the entire staff. Our initial meeting with Mario was reassuring and his extensive market knowledge thoroughly impressed us. Tour feedback was emailed to us within an hour and in many cases Mario responded to questions/comments within minutes. The MG Group has clear processes in place so there is a seamless transition from one stage of the selling process to the next. He and his team worked with us to meet our sales time line and got it done in 90 days!

Kim & Lynn – June 2010

Mario,

Thanks, we are happy with how everything worked out and looking forward to the next stage in our lives (suburbia). I think you and your firm did a great job in representing us. As you know our first experience was at the opposite end of the service (and success) spectrum. It was heartening to see that there were no missed appointments, dropped communications, abdicated responsibilities, etc. with your group. Everyone did a good job of communicating with each other and with us. Further I think a lot of the value in a good broker is brokering the actual sale, and that entails skill in dealing both with us as sellers and with the buyer and their broker. Facilitating a negotiation where everyone can agree on price/conditions and be satisfied is really important part of the greater process (one which I had underestimated) and you did a great job with that. We wish you and your firm much continued success, and we will continue to point our friends in your direction.

Jens & Natalie – June 2010

The MG Group is a well oiled machine. Their cohesive team collaboration really makes you feel like you are being taken care of from your first meeting to the closing. I will recommend The MG Group to anyone looking into Real Estate.

Brian & Sarah – May 2010

Mario,

Thank you so much for all of your help and sage advice. We couldn’t be happier with the job that you and your team did in selling our condo. As you know, we had another agent list our place last summer. Our experience with that agent was night and day compared to our experience with you. The things we appreciated most were the constant and informative updates, showing summaries, feedback summaries and strategy ideas. You and your team were always available by phone or email and promptly returned messages. In addition, your agents were always mindful of our cat. We can’t tell you how important it was for us to know that if we had a showing when our cat was home that he would be safe and sound. Lastly, once we got an offer, you were able to get a us a sale price only a few grand under our asking. In this day and time, that is no small feat.

We will, without doubt, recommend you and your team to everyone we know who needs to sell or buy a property. In addition, if we are in need of a Realtor in the future you are the only one we will call. Please pass along our gratitude to your entire team. Thank you very much for everything.

Sincerely,

Kurt & Amie – May 2010

Mario,

Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you and your team. You have put together a great organization and we were delighted with the way the entire process worked. All members or your team went above and beyond. We will certainly recommend you to anyone looking to buy and or sell in Chicago.

All the best and thanks again.

John & Kay – April 2010

Mario was fabulous in helping my wife and I sell our townhome in Lakeview. His team provided great feedback on each showing and Mario even took time out of his vacation to negotiate the sale. Many thanks for the fantastic result — receiving an offer that resulted in the sale of our townhome after only 18 days on the market speaks for itself!

James & Jae – April 2010

My wife and I had an extremely positive experience with the Mario Greco Group. Mario and his staff are extremely professional and responsive– no question is too small to receive a prompt, informative response from Mario or one of his knowledgeable staff. The first day we met with Mario he provided us with the price he thought he could obtain for our condominium. Mario clearly understands the real estate market, because the price he thought he could obtain was the price we ultimately received. In a business that often relies on puffery and razzle-dazzle, it was a relief to deal with someone who would provide advice we could trust, and who used strategies to market and show the condo that worked. Therefore, we would wholeheartedly recommend Mario to anyone looking to sell their home in Chicago.

Jeff & Katie – March 2010

Mario, et al.,

Thank you to you and your team for the tremendous amount of work you put in to moving this property. We think your team is phenomenal and you can count on our lip service.

Jessica & Adam – February 2010

Mario:

You and your team did a wonderful job at every stage, including but not limited to, (1) expectation control, (2) responsiveness, (3) knowledge, (4) materials, and (5) communication.

I have been giving my highest recommendation when discussing your work. And, in general, people cannot believe that (1) we had three contracts on our house in less than two months, over the holidays, in this economy, and (2) we sold our house for more than we paid for it in an up economy (2004).

Best regards,

Scott & Katarinna – February 2010

MG Group,

You guys are great! I have been amazed at the quality of your work and your concern for my situation. I would recommend your company to anyone seeking to buy or sell real estate in the Chicagoland area.

Thanks again!

Matt & Shannon – January 2010

After interviewing six agents, I still did not find a good fit. I was about to throw in the towel and pick one when a friend referred Mario. I met with Mario and told him I needed a personal agent and gave him a list of things I would need him to commit to. He committed and followed through on everyone of his commitments. On top of that, his staff was incredibly efficient and great to work with. I always had answers sooner than I expected and never once had to chase down someone to get anything. The performance of the Mario Greco Group far exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for a full service hands on agent with an incredible staff – then look no further.

John – January 2010

My “thank you” seems so small compared to all that the Mario Greco Group has done professionally on my Real Estate transaction that closed on January 15, 2010.

As a Florida Real Estate Broker, I was extraordinarily impressed with the follow-through by each team member from the beginning to the end of the transaction. The guys and gals in the Mario Greco Group are special and endlessly provided me with e-mail updates and friendly phone calls when needed. I appreciated that and must say it was very impressive and kept me in the loop.

Thanks to each of you. Your group gave its all!

Janet – January 2010

Thanks very much Mario. I got your call the day of closing and the book and chocolates from your office, as well. Start to finish, you and your team did a great job. I asked you to do a difficult job: sell my house in 6 weeks. You did exactly that. I’ll certainly recommend you to anybody I know.

Have a happy 2010!

Jonathan – December 2009

After receiving a glowing recommendation from friends, we met with Mario. He demonstrated extensive knowledge of the market and a deep understanding of our neighborhood’s unique characteristics. Combining that knowledge with demonstrated experience (top 1% of realtors in Chicago every year since he started), Mario outlined a plan to sell our home and executed it flawlessly.

How did he make it happen?

Home Appeal – Provided expert guidance on how to prepare the condo to “show” well. He will also perceive the major shortfalls and help you address them.
Priced Right – Market knowledge used to price our condo at the right price. Not too high so as to attract buyers, but not too low so as to leave room for negotiating.
Compelling Listings Everywhere – The language in our listings emphasized the features that buyers cared about. The photography and virtual tours were done very well. The listings appeared everywhere.
Showings – Scheduled in advance, timely, thorough. You will get updates on your mobile, via email, and receive recap spreadsheets. They stay in close contact with everyone who walks through your home.
Negotiations – Mario really excelled here. We got a depressing offer that was 15% lower than our asking price. Mario managed to swing the final offer significantly in our favor.
Contract and Sale – Mario linked us up with an outstanding attorney who protected our interests and ensured our sale went through.

END RESULT: Mario and his team managed to have our home under contract within 2 months. My family is very grateful to Mario for the result and wishes him and his team the best.

Meg & Andy – November 2009

Mario-

Your professional handling of the sale of my home and the professionalism of your staff has been impressive. As a result of your knowledge and follow-up, I have already recommended to two other people. Keep up the good work.

Tim – November 2009

Mario,

We finally closed yesterday afternoon.

I wanted to thank you, since the process was a learning experience for me.

The learning was so easy thanks to you and your team. In my opinion, The Mario Greco Group IS THE BEST – super friendly and the update and feedback system that you developed is one of the most satisfying experiences I have had in real estate. I guess a simple thanks would do but I want to make it a BIG THANKS.

Valentin – October 2009

Hi Mario,

This experience was phenomenal – and I will formalize it writing. Today, as I carried the last few items from the home, two women were walking down the block and they photographed the house and the sign. I asked them if they were looking for a Realtor, and they claimed they were. I told them I have been involved in more than 15 transactions in 25 years, and sold real estate myself in college. I said I talked with several realtors who were highly recommended by friends, but chose Mario on the basis of his record, references, a personal friend’s recommendation, my own research, and a great presentation. The follow-through was exceptional. And every member of the team was top notch – responsive, concerned, helpful, and understanding.

Thanks again!

Paul & Boyd – October 2009

Hello Mario,

We would like to thank you and your staff for a wonderful sale! We couldn’t be happier. Thank you for your expertise and professionalism. Like you said, we caught lightening in a bottle!

Please thank your entire staff on our behalf. It was a pleasure working with all of you!

Holly & Ben – October 2009

Mario,

I just want you and you very capable staff to understand how much Tracy and I appreciate your professionalism in selling our home is such a short time frame (less than 3 months) versus the 21 months it was on the market prior to your assuming the selling effort. I can not remember any detail (no matter how small) that you might have missed. Many thanks!

Tracy & Taylor – October 2009

As a resident of the Lakeview neighborhood, I was aware of Mario Greco’s outstanding reputation in the real estate community. I retained his firm to assist in the sale of a single family home located in the Edgewater Glen community. The results were impressive; three offers were procured within 30 days. One offer was accepted/closed at 99% of the list price.

The MG Group has perfected the real estate sales cycle. Mario, in conjunction with his 16 team members, deliver superior service to their clients. All details were meticulously handled and everyone was well organized. I highly recommend The MG Group; they have proven strategies that generate success in any economic environment.

Ivan – October 2009

My husband and I listed our condo in Chicago in July with Mario Greco and his team. We cannot say enough about his group and their expertise!

We sold and closed in 4 weeks! Mario came in and offered his professional opinion on how to stage, price and sell it. His photographer took photos that accented the best views. The photographs were outstanding!

I have to tell you his team is SO efficient! You ask a question, it is answered immediately! You have a concern, suggestion or anything, they treat you with respect, urgency and professionalism.

Mario is true to his word, knows his business and can assist with what you need. He has your best interest in mind. Honestly, he is the man to sell, lease or buy your real estate!

Thank you Mario for making it happen!!!

Sincerely,

Donna & Samuel – September 2009

Hi Mario,

On a professional note, in my own house shopping experiences over the past few months, I’ve had contact with an extraordinary large number of sellers’ agents. Your operation has been infinitely more professional and responsive than all the agents I’ve dealt with. I appreciate all your efforts and understand how you’ve been able to achieve so much in this business. Thanks for everything.

Matt & Mara – September 2009

Hi Mario,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team for all your work in helping us sell our condo.

After listing for over 8 months with another real estate agent, and getting no offers, a friend of ours recommended we call Mario Greco at Rubloff. Mario helped us get a more realistic view of the market, and also gave us helpful feedback on how to show our place to it’s potential. As a result, we were able to close our place in a little over 4 months after listing with Rubloff. Looking back, we wished we had listed with them from the beginning.

We really liked getting detailed feedback on the showings from Mario’s team immediately afterwards via email. Everyone in the office was very professional, and the communication was outstanding. We would definitely recommend The Mario Greco Group to our friends and family, and have already done so!

Thanks again, Mario.

Jennifer & Glen – June 2009

Dear Mario:

My wife and I want to thank you for your assistance in the sale of our condominium last year. Your expertise was invaluable. In particular, your analysis of the market was excellent. We had talked to many real estate agents before choosing you to represent us. Your analysis was very thorough, aggressive, and in the end, very accurate. Your advice on the offering price and the eventual deal price put us in a position to close a good deal in a very short time frame, in spite of the difficult market.

We are sure we would not have come to the terms of the sales contract without your assistance.

In addition, we found your suggestions on changes we could make to the interior of our unit to give it an updated appearance very insightful. For a small investment, they presented our home favorably with newly constructed units in the area.

I continue to look for opportunities to recommend you to our friends when they are in the market to purchase or sell their homes. Further, I use you as the example as to why choosing the right real estate agent is important.

Thank you again.

Ray & Vicki – May 2009

Dear Mario,

From our first meeting, I was impressed with your energy, expertise and directness. You gave us great advice on preparing Tom’s hope for sale and gave us invaluable tips on tradesmen, all of whom were great craftsmen and reliable, delightful people.

As we approached putting the house on the market, your team was great at guiding us through final preps. They produced a truly sparkling virtual online tour of the house. You and your team kept us promptly informed by email and by telephone of developments during the short period that the house was being shown.

We expected to have to wait quite a while to sell in the current market, but thanks to a fury of effort and your team’s diligence and focus, we were astonished that the house sold in just three days at higher than asking price. Your guidance in choosing the new owners’ winning bid was balanced and ethical, we have a sense the house will be great for them.

You and your team made a potentially daunting experience a breeze. We felt throughout the process that we were in competent, sure hands. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I’ll be sure to refer other sellers and buyers to your team at Rubloff.

Werner & Carol – May 2009

Thanks for everything on getting this condo sold and closed! We really appreciate it!

We have been working with an agent down here in AZ and working on closing on a house here, and believe me, there is a huge difference between working with you guys and someone else. We miss you guys and wish you were here in AZ too! So thanks for all your help with our sales/purchases in Chicago. We will definitely refer you to all of our friends and family if/when they need a real estate agent.

Michelle & Kris – April 2009

We’ve used Mario on multiple transactions over several years. We’ve recommended him to our family and to our friends. Organization and responsiveness are his trademarks, and we’ve never worked with anybody who worked harder to make the experience work for us. In a tough market with a lot of options, he is simply the best.

John & Jamie – April 2009

Mario,

Thank you so much for all of your hard work (you and your outstanding team). We will be sure to pass your name along to any friends/family that are looking to buy or sell.

Kristen & Clay – March 2009

Dear Mario & Team,

WOW! Thanks to you, we were able to sell our house incredibly quickly in a difficult market. The professionalism and organization of everyone in your shop made the whole process a pleasure. Thanks for always keeping us very informed and making the entire selling process so understandable and easy. We were very impressed with the team and look forward to working with you again in the future – I have already passed your name on to some friends.

Therese & Kathy – February 2009

Dear Mario,

I would refer The Mario Greco Group to anyone looking to sell a house in the city. Your organization is a well oiled machine…from the initial meeting to photos, to showings, to feedback, and follow-up to negotiation. You took a stressful process and made it the best it could be, and we are grateful that we sold our house. A year later we are still so happy that we chose to list with you again. Thank you!

Kim & Josh – January 2009

We’ve been working with Mario for about 3 years now. From the first time we met him we knew that he and his dedicated team were the right fit for our company. He loves what he does and it truly shows. To say that he is responsive would be an understatement. It is though he is waiting for our questions and concerns and is always there to immediately address them. He is always thinking outside the box for ways to make things happen and is NEVER content with the status quo. We have worked with many other Realtors so we know the value that Mario brings to our company. Most importantly however, we ended up teaming up with someone that we now consider a good friend and not merely our Realtor.

T Andrews Construction, Inc – Dimitri, Sean, Chris, and Tony – January 2009

Dear Mario,

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all the great service we received from you and your team. From start to finish, I felt your office conducted themselves in a very prompt and professional manner and made the selling process go very smoothly. Should anyone I know be looking for a realtor in Chicago, I would not hesitate to recommend you and your staff. Thanks again.

Best,

Laura & Steve – December 2008

Mario,

As we are leaving town, I wanted to thank you and your team in advance of the closing for all your hard work on our sale. We know it has been a long and tough process given the state of the world and we appreciate your efforts throughout the process even when I am sure it was tough for you and the team. Please forward our thanks and appreciation to the rest of your group who were involved in the sale of which I know there were many (Katie, Fred, Alex, Laura, David, Deb, Brent, Adam…more!). We are thrilled to have secured a Buyer this Fall!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Kevin – November 2008

MG and Group,

Thank you and your team for the hard work you guys always put forth on our projects and my home. I appreciate your professionalism and determination. Your team is a force, and it shows time and time again, that is the best in the business.

Keep it up!

Lehigh – November 2008

It was a true pleasure to work with Mario. He is an absolute professional and provides amazing customer service. I doubt there is a better agent in Chicago! I would work with Mario again without hesitation.

David & Courtney – October 2008

Mario,

It’s a long overdue e-mail but I wanted to thank you and your team for selling our condo and helping us find a new place to live. First on the sale–I think it is fair to say that we were very pleased with how your team handled our sale. While we don’t have a lot of experience in real estate, I was impressed with all the “little” things that I think culminated with the sale of our old condo—among these the advertisements in the press, on Craig’s list, the postcards, and probably most importantly, the fact that a person from you team was always present to show our condo. The sale price came within the range you presented at the initial showing, and while that is not always the case, it does show, at least in our case, that you were honest and straight-forward with us.

The purchase of our new home was a bit more challenging, in part because we changed directions in the middle of our search. We looked at a lot of places, and it took longer than we thought it would. We were picky, but we never felt that you were pressuring us into making a quick decision just so you could earn your commission. We are very happy with the home we bought, even if it did take a little more time to find than we expected–through no fault of your own.

We feel that the level of service we received was first rate, and that matters most to us since some agents would only give attention to their clients that have the highest value listings. That wasn’t the case with you, and we appreciated that. The fact that you were trading e-mails and negotiating a deal on our behalf while on vacation proved this point to us, and is an indication how far you will go to help your clients get what they want.

Craig & Carrie – October 2008

Mario,

Please let everyone on your team know that we appreciated their efforts in getting this done for us without any downtime. We were very impressed in how your team operates and will refer you and use you again when we sell next year.

Bill & Jenna – October 2008

Mario and his team are top notch. We interviewed 4 agents before deciding to use his agency. He is the consummate professional and a straight talker. My wife and I went with him as our selling agent b/c he was enthusiastic, had the most knowledge of the Chicago neighborhoods and marketplace, and has the most amazing responsiveness of anyone I’ve dealt with in any professional field. Yes, it was a painful market to try to sell a condo in, but Mario and his team kept in constant communication, offered sound advice, and ultimately helped get a contract on our place.

What set Mario apart from everyone else was that he always had an agent “show” our apartment, and each of his agents were very knowledgeable and friendly. After each showing, within an hour, and most times within 15minutes, we had email feedback on how the showing went. Periodically, we would get a spreadsheet summarizing the feedback, and also a record of followup conversations with prospective buyers.

Mario himself always shows the place for second showings.

Overall, I am extremely impressed with his professionalism, knowledge, and prompt and thorough communication. He maximizes all the tools we have in this digital age, but also keeps it real and understands that face to face interactions matter.

Bobby & April – August 2008

“We were very pleased with the Mario Greco Group’s efforts to sell our condo. In a time in which the market was ripe with good deals, Mario and his staff helped our condo stand out among the rest and made sure there was a steady stream of traffic lined up for showings. For a first time seller, we appreciated their prompt and professional responses to all the questions we asked during the process.”

David – August 2008

Thanks Mario, Fred, Julie and Adam!!

Lisa and I are extremely happy to finally be in our new home. We appreciate all your help during our selling and buying process.

Brad – June 2008

This was our fourth consecutive transaction with the Mario Greco Group.
Mario doesn’t take a “one-and-done” transaction approach with his clients. His multi-year relationship focus and proactive follow-up (when we were in the market and when we were not) is just one of the things that truly sets him apart from other Realtors we’ve worked with in the past. Another factor is the unique execution model he and his team have developed. From targeted internet and print media strategies marketing clients’ properties, to the speed and comprehensiveness of post-showing feedback and continued follow-up with potential buyers, it’s just a more “professional” approach to the residential real estate business — which frankly usually lacks this level of sophistication. But most importantly, his model has generated great results. In our most recent transaction there were 121 days between our first showing until we had the contract and in that time The Mario Greco Group generated over 150 showings…averaging more than one a day. I don’t think we could have asked for more than that. We genuinely appreciated your help and the efforts of your team.

Dan & Amie – June 2008

Thank you a ton for all your work helping us out. We can’t speak highly enough about your customer service and knowledge of the market…it is always amazing to me that we are becoming a “service”-based economy and yet almost everyone seems to really suck at it…it is rare and refreshing to work with someone who totally gets it and who totally rocks. You deserve all the success you are having and more.

Ross – June 2008

Mario, Dave, Patrick and all-

Thanks so much for getting this done for us! We really appreciate your professionalism and responsiveness. Not to sound cheesy, but you really lived up to your “above and beyond” motto. Don’t hesitate to list us as references in the future- you can have people email us to avoid a long-distance call.

John & Diana – February 2008

Dear Mario Greco Team-

This is a long overdue thank you for helping to sell our coach house on Wrightwood. Your professionalism is unparalleled, and we truly felt that we all worked as a team. After interviewing three real estate agents to list our house, we felt you were the right team for us; now we know you were! We’ve bought a place two blocks from the beach in California, and we’ll send you pictures when we move in. Thank you for helping us make it happen Greco Group!

David & Kimberly, Chicago- December 2007

Mario and his team provide exceptional service. I had to relocate on short notice, and they took so much off my hands. They helped me to quickly prepare my condo for sale. During choppy market conditions they were able to generate numerous showings and promptly close on an attractive sale price for my property. The entire process was much smoother than I was expecting. I attribute this to the complete and professional service of Mario and his team.

Mark, Chicago – November 2007

Hi Mario-

Thank you so much for your assistance in finding my new home in Chicago. I really appreciated your wealth of experience, knowledge of the area and ability to find me the perfect home. Your expertise was greatly appreciated since I was moving from CT and had limited knowledge of Chicago and the many, many neighborhoods of the city. To make the situation even more stressful, I had only three days to find a place!

You and your staff made this home buying experience extremely easy and almost stress-free!! I will recommend you to all my friends who are looking for real estate in the Chicago area.

Thank you again for all your hard work on my behalf.

Karen, Chicago – September, 2007

Thanks for your message on closing day, of course we’ve been so busy since then, and we love our new place! But we wanted to drop you an email to let you know we had a very positive experience working with your group. Most notably, the responsiveness of you and your staff was unparalleled. We never waited more than a few hours to receive an answer to any question we had, which gave us great peace of mind as first-time buyers. Mario, from the start, we observed that you were very knowledgeable and professional, and we felt comfortable being in such good hands. I also want to mention Margaret, who went on showings with us one Saturday. She was a pleasure to work with, very friendly and easy to connect with. Brent was also very helpful during the closing.

Shannon & Bryan, Chicago – August 2007

We interviewed several reputable agents and found Mario to be the most energetic and knowledgeable about the city’s neighborhoods, which was absolutely critical to us. Mario and his team were absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process. Being a first-time home buyer, we had so many questions but no matter what time of day, Mario and his team were extremely quick to answer all of my concerns. We found a fantastic place and were extremely pleased with how Mario handled the entire negotiating and contract process- it’s great to have him on your side. Mario has assembled an excellent and professional team and made the entire process much less stressful. We would use his services again without a doubt.

Xochitl & Matthew, Chicago – August 2007

I had my condo under contract within two days in May 2007 after listing it for sale with the Mario Greco Group. What makes Mario and his team stand apart from other realtors is their high level of service and professionalism. It seemed like I could reach Mario and his team 24/7 with any question or concern about my real estate transaction, and they provided remarkably prompt and helpful information for every issue that came up. It is clear that Mario has developed a finely-tuned system using a team concept to provide excellent service to his clients. I had 100% confidence in Mario and his team during the entire sale process, and I would highly recommend the Mario Greco Group for any real estate need.

Eric, Chicago – July 2007

Prior to listing our home for sale, I interviewed three realtors, including the Mario Greco Group. Our decision to select Mario was one of the best decisions we made during this process. Mario and his team were by far the most thorough, experienced, responsive, and helpful. Their assistance and guidance enabled us to sell our home in a very short period for a terrific price.

Samantha, Chicago – May 2007

I would recommend Mario Greco to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago whole heartedly and unconditionally. He helped me find and purchase my first house and then sell it a few years later for 99% of the asking price in a tough market. From our very first conversation he was a consummate professional and consistently followed through on all commitments. Mario always went above and beyond in providing consultation, marketing, and research services – doing more than any other real estate professional I have known or worked with. He and his team took a lot of the stress out of the buying and selling processes and were a pleasure to work with. Thank you!

Nicki, Chicago – April 2007

Mario is very intense in a positive way. He absolutely hears everything his clients say. His business model is not one of an individual Realtor — he has a great team to back him up, which is unusual in real estate and has undoubtedly helped in his success — along with his hard work. In fact, I have never met anyone who works harder in this business.

Dennis, Chicago – March 2007

Mario is the complete package — he is very bright and he listens. He knows the market well. He knows the neighborhoods. He will get you a fair price and get your home sold, or help you meet your real estate goals. His communication skills are also very impressive. Mario listens to you and responds promptly — he is very attentive to his clients. I have bought and sold a number of homes over the years, and I will never use any Realtor other than Mario.

Marty, Chicago – March 2007

Mario was representing the sellers in some transactions a few years ago. I was very impressed with how he had every facet of these transactions move seamlessly. One of these deals in particular was especially challenging, and Mario knew how to make it all happen. There is never a worry when working with him. In addition to the large number of transactions Mario handles, he has developed a great team to assist him in handling all of the moving parts of these transactions. Mario’s responsiveness and diligence set him apart, and he’s a bit of a workaholic. Anyone can email him, even when he is on vacation or at 11 at night, and they will have an answer back in minutes. I occasionally wonder how he can type on his BlackBerry that fast.

David, Chicago – March 2007

What is extremely impressive is Mario’s knowledge of construction. I introduced Mario to a developer that I work with. Mario and the developer had a detailed conversation about the construction intricacies, materials, and code. To me, they were speaking a foreign language. I knew Mario was thorough on pricing and a great negotiator, but I didn’t know he was so knowledgeable about construction and construction processes. Greco is extremely accessible to customers and acts as an advocate for them. He knows the homes and knows the market and he is passionate about representing his customers and getting them the best deal.

Matt, Chicago – March 2007

Mario has enormous energy, is very smart, very creative, and is a fabulous, one-of-a-kind agent. He has an uncanny insight into his clients’ needs and, busy as he is, makes every client feel special. Mario runs a wonderful team that supports him and shares his commitment to customer service. Mario epitomizes service, not just sales, and his team often follows up. They almost operate like a concierge service for their clients!

Darlene, Chicago – March 2007

Mario has a great ability in helping a developer market and sell a property. Working with Mario has been a very positive experience. He has incredible attention to detail. Greco keeps everyone in the loop, is thorough, and provides much feedback to all parties. He is simply one of the most professional Realtors I’ve ever worked with. He is very knowledgeable about the market and can advise both buyers and sellers really well. Mario is also a great negotiator. Working with Mario, we know we will never lose a buyer!

Liam, Chicago – March 2007

Between the two of us we had very little knowledge of the real estate industry outside of periphery help from our parents. Prior to meeting Mario, we had looked at a place with another Realtor and had a bad experience – she tried to sell us a condo in which we had no interest. Friends of ours had purchased a condo using Mario a few months before and had raved so much about him that we had to get in contact. He has so much knowledge of neighborhoods, developers, amenities, Realtors and brokers that we felt fully informed at every point of the process. He never pressured us, even on our seventh trip out with him, and he knew as well as we did what we were looking for. Having purchased multiple properties themselves, my mother-and-father-in-law were skeptical of Greco at first. But after they went out with us one afternoon, they were completely on board with the process and were also impressed with the knowledge and commitment that Mario possesses. During the process, Mario was available 24/7 to answer any question we had and always answered emails within seconds. His contacts within the industry, such as lawyers, brokers and inspectors, were also knowledgeable and helpful. They helped turn an arduous process into a simplistic one. We have a beautiful condo fitting our exact requirements in our perfect neighborhood. We could not have asked for more in the process. Given the number of horror stories we have heard about buying and selling real estate, we feel very fortunate to have had such a great experience thanks to Mario.

Brian & Kristi, Chicago – March 2007

Mario,

We LOVE our new place – finally getting settled. Thank you so much for all of your help getting us there – we thought the whole process with your team was easy and stress free and we are very happy with the end result!!

Gretchen & Adam, Chicago – February 2007

I just wanted to give you all Tracey’s and my expressed thanks for all you have done for us in the last 2 months. I know it was a little rocky at times and I was a bit of a spaz with this being my first purchase, but everything has turned out great. We are now in our new place and absolutely love it. This could not have happened without the expertise you all brought to the table. We thank you and are lucky to have had such a great team. You will all be highly praised to anyone I know that is looking to buy a new home. In the future, when we sell our place and get a new one, I hope we have the opportunity to have you all involved once again.

Again, we couldn’t have done this without you and we are very pleased with the outcome.

Many thanks!

Patrick & Tracey, Chicago – February 2007

Dear Mario G. Group:

Buying a new home in a new city is not an easy, stress free process. We appreciate your focused attention on our needs and commitment to detail. Working with your team was a pleasure. Make no mistake, and certainly don’t let anyone say different: You guys are the best in Chicago. The best!

Happy Holidays!

Dave & Sara, Chicago – December 2006

Mario – thank you to you and all your staff who helped make this happen in a relatively short fashion. I am truly grateful we decided to have you take charge of this task and finally get us closed. We REALLY appreciate it!

Melissa, Chicago – November 2006

Dear Mario,
I just got back from Tahiti, so I wanted to let you know how pleased I was with your and your team’s assistance with the sale of my condo at 2717 Wilton Ave. I consider myself very fortunate that you were able to sell the unit so quickly and at a good price considering the present real estate market. I had set myself a sales target date of end of November or before and I know that I could have not accomplished that without your expertise and knowledge. I also wanted to let you know that I was most impressed with the professionalism and immaculate follow-up of you and your team. It was a pleasure working with you and I will certainly recommend you and your team to friends and family.

Thank you again for all of your assistance and advice.

Barbara, Chicago – November 2006

Mario Greco and his team are a pleasure to work with….they are dedicated, knowledgeable, and fun. I’ve worked with Mario on the purchase of two condo’s and both times I could not have been more pleased with his professionalism, his knowledge of Chicago Real Estate and his dedication to helping me find the perfect condo. Mario and his team listened to my needs and provided guidance, ensuring that I was only shown places that had potential.

I enjoyed working with the Mario Greco Group and look forward to working with them in all my real estate ventures.

Shannon, Chicago – July 2006

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Thank you so much for all of your help with finding me a new home. I love it, and all of you made the process more pleasant.
I appreciate the way you looked out for me, informed me of builder and developers reputations and assisted throughout to closing.
I look forward to working with you again!

Jennifer, Chicago – September 2006

Hello Mario,

I just wanted to send a quick note of thanks to you and your team in helping us successfully close 5701 N. Sheridan! I know this was one of the smaller transactions in your portfolio and I truly appreciate all of the hard work and dedication your team put in to make this a success. I look forward to future closings with your team!

Good luck and best wishes to your team for a prosperous 2006.

Michael, Chicago – October 2005

Thank you for your help in selling our Lincoln Park condo. The whole team was professional and did a great job in setting up showings and the like around our baby’s schedule. Needless to say we would highly recommend you and your team to anyone looking to sell a home in the Chicago area.

Prasanth & Vidhya, Lincoln Park – June 2006

As a first-time home-buyer, I was initially intimidated by the real estate process. Mario Greco, and the rest of his team, immediately put me at ease, explaining every step of the purchase process from selecting the condos I wanted to view to my closing. They were available and responsive whenever I needed them.
Without their guidance, I would not have found my new home, which I love, and I might not have had the confidence to buy a condo in the first place. I owe them a lot!

Maria, Chicago – May 2006

Mario and his entire team were excellent. The direction, communication, and prompt answers they provided were second to none. Mario sold our condo in 1 week and was very knowledgeable about helping us find the house we purchased. Mario and his entire team kept my wife and I in the loop the entire process. This is the second time we have used Mario and his team and we WOULD NEVER consider using anyone else but him. For an easy, pain free process I would recommend Mario’s group to all our friends!

Donna & Mike, Chicago – March 2006

Although I had some challenges selling my condo, the efforts put forth by the Mario Greco Group from marketing the property to ultimately closing the deal were second to none. I could not have done it on my own and admire the team’s dedication, responsiveness and professionalism during the process. When the going gets tough, it is good to be able to rely on a team that will make it happen.
Thanks to all!

Barbara, Roscoe Village, Chicago – June 2006

Mario Greco and his team are a pleasure to work with….they are dedicated, knowledgeable, and fun. I’ve worked with Mario on the purchase of two condo’s and both times I could not have been more pleased with his professionalism, his knowledge of Chicago Real Estate and his dedication to helping me find the perfect condo. Mario and his team listened to my needs and provided guidance, ensuring that I was only shown places that had potential.

I enjoyed working with the Mario Greco Group and look forward to working with them in all my real estate ventures.

Shannon, Chicago – July 2006

Dear Mario and Team,
Thank you so much for all of your help with finding me a new home. I love it, and all of you made the process more pleasant.
I appreciate the way you looked out for me, informed me of builder and developers reputations and assisted throughout to closing.
I look forward to working with you again!

Jennifer, Chicago – September 2006

Hello Mario,

I just wanted to send a quick note of thanks to you and your team in helping us successfully close 5701 N. Sheridan! I know this was one of the smaller transactions in your portfolio and I truly appreciate all of the hard work and dedication your team put in to make this a success. I look forward to future closings with your team!

Good luck and best wishes to your team for a prosperous 2006.

Michael, Chicago – October 2005

Thank you for your help in selling our Lincoln Park condo. The whole team was professional and did a great job in setting up showings and the like around our baby’s schedule. Needless to say we would highly recommend you and your team to anyone looking to sell a home in the Chicago area.

Prasanth & Vidhya, Lincoln Park – June 2006

As a first-time home-buyer, I was initially intimidated by the real estate process. Mario Greco, and the rest of his team, immediately put me at ease, explaining every step of the purchase process from selecting the condos I wanted to view to my closing. They were available and responsive whenever I needed them.
Without their guidance, I would not have found my new home, which I love, and I might not have had the confidence to buy a condo in the first place. I owe them a lot!

Maria, Chicago – May 2006

Mario and his entire team were excellent. The direction, communication, and prompt answers they provided were second to none. Mario sold our condo in 1 week and was very knowledgeable about helping us find the house we purchased. Mario and his entire team kept my wife and I in the loop the entire process. This is the second time we have used Mario and his team and we WOULD NEVER consider using anyone else but him. For an easy, pain free process I would recommend Mario’s group to all our friends!

Donna & Mike, Chicago – March 2006

Although I had some challenges selling my condo, the efforts put forth by the Mario Greco Group from marketing the property to ultimately closing the deal were second to none. I could not have done it on my own and admire the team’s dedication, responsiveness and professionalism during the process. When the going gets tough, it is good to be able to rely on a team that will make it happen.
Thanks to all!

Barbara, Roscoe Village, Chicago – June 2006

This is just a note to thank you for helping us find the home of our dreams on such notice. From beginning to the end of the process it was truly a pleasure to work with you. We will recommend you to friends and acquaintances. We both wish you many years of success. You are the sort of business people that are worthy of success.

Jeff & Amy, Chicago – November 2005

We were very happy with Mario and his team from start to finish. We already had a closing date scheduled for the purchase of our home and wanted an efficient sale process for our condo without sacrificing on price or terms. Mario told us what he was going to do, and then, he and his team executed the plan thoroughly. As a result, we had a successful closing well within our desired time frame and under terms that met our expectations. The process was painless which was a welcome surprise. We will enthusiastically recommend the Mario Greco Group. Thanks, Guys!

Liesl, Chicago – June 2004

I felt so cared for and your team was always ready to be of service to me. Being a new widow I felt so vulnerable and needed someone to really walk me through the whole process. Karen from your group made me feel like I was a friend and that she truly cared about me and my needs, not just a “sale.” The entire process of looking for the right condo in the right location, going back for a second look when friends came into town at the last minute, the ease of negotiations, and the closing all went so smoothly it felt “easy” and I can’t thank you all enough for that.

Your group came highly recommended and I would never consider anyone else in the event anyone or myself would need help in looking for housing. You’re the best! In the event you would ever need a recommendation it would be my pleasure to share my experience and thoughts.

Dr. Rhonda, Chicago – August 2005

I found working with the Mario Greco group very empowering. Rather than act like salesman or administrative assistants, they fill the role of a trusted adviser, navigating you through the process with extreme professional competence. They take complex decisions, like pricing and negotiations, and frame them into simple alternatives that are easy to digest and act upon. I enjoyed all three of my transactions with Mario, and felt like I got maximum value, whether buying or selling, with relatively limited time in the market.

Jason, Chicago – March 2006

Thanks again for the job you and your team did. Based on my experience with you and anecdotal evidence of friends and colleagues that have bought and sold places in Chicago, you are absolutely the best in the market. You and your entire staff are professional.

The plan that you prepared for selling our home was comprehensive, well-thought out and all of the estimates you made (pricing, timing, etc.) were dead on.

An excellent experience. We will not use any other agents in the Chicago area.

David & Laura, Oak Park – April 2005

My wife and I were in a difficult situation, because we were relocating and had to sell our condominium in less than a month. The relocation was very sudden, so we had not done any of our own research or preparation. Luckily, a friend of mine had recommended Mario and his team to me about a year ago. Long story short, Mario sold our unit in six days for very near our asking price. We could not be happier with our experience. Mario and his team were very knowledgeable, professional, diligent and generally just a pleasure to work with. The whole experience was very painless for my wife and I, which was exactly what we needed to let us focus on relocating to another state.

I have already recommended Mario and his team to my family and friends.

Matt & Elena, Chicago – June 2005

I wanted to thank you and your group for your excellent service over the past few months. I was very discouraged after dealings with my previous realtor, but you and your team helped to turn my spirits very quickly. Your collective professionalism, communication, attention to detail and “get it done now” attitude were outstanding. I felt like the process was always under control and I was confident we would eventually make a sale.
Rest assured that I will continue to send referrals to you, and if I am in the market again, I’ll be giving you a call!

Jeff, Chicago – June 2006

Laurie and I we’re categorically satisfied with your service. You delivered on everything you advertised and, throughout the process, you and your team were professional and attentive. We have already recommended you to a few people and we will certainly recommend you to others going forward.

Laurie & Scott, Chicago – April 2005

We were selling our first house, and we couldn’t have chosen a better realtor to work with. Mario Greco and his team were the most professional of the people we interviewed, and they had the most sophisticated and effective marketing system we could have imagined. The interest and traffic generated by this well-oiled real-estate machine was impressive — over 40 showings in the first few weeks, and we had an offer 4 days after we went on the market. The Mario Greco Group is a winner!

Robin & Dave, Ft. Sheridan – May 2005

Mario,

I wanted to reply and let you know how happy we were working with you and your team. Our condo sold fast. Everyone on the team was so easy to work with and responded to our calls and emails promptly. Jaclyn was great. She was calm and knowledgeable. She addressed my concerns made me feel like I was her only client.

Thank you for making the hardest part of our move so easy. If we come back to Chicago, we will know who to work with in buying a home.

You guys are the best.

Anne Rubocki – May 2005

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