What People Are Saying

Whether you are looking for an apartment, loft, condo, or house in Andersonville, Edgewater or the surrounding neighborhoods, we have the resources and client service experience to make this significant purchase both simple and satisfying—as our many contented clients will tell you!

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Perseverance! Penny did a great job keeping at getting a sale when it looked bleak. We had to keep at it through covid and after many months, it went through.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Randy S
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Weâ??ve dealt with lots of people in our lives because of our industries, but dealing with Craig was a breath of fresh air! If it was 8am or 10pm he answered the phone, spent as much time with us has needed, and most importantly fought for us if needed. We will recommend him over and over with friends and family if their need arises to find a new home. Thanks Craig!!
Michelle C.
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<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Penny was a great resource. I was purchasing the property from the West Coast and she was able to conduct FaceTime tours for me. She was knowledgeable and trustworthy, showed everything that was needed from the neighborhood to the close up of windows, pipes, etc. Penny made the stress of buying a home from out of state and amazing experience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Christina T
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<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Penny was so much help with the purchase of my new home. She answered all of my questions and what she didn&#39;t know she found someone to assist me with it. She was on top of what was needed to get me to my closing and was very polite all the time.</p>
Mateesha L
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<p>Penny is a very hard worker and does a great job! She is knowledgeable and responds quickly to questions. Provides detailed explanations and if she doesn&#39;t have an answer she asks. She went above and beyond my expectations and made the whole process seamless. I recommend her to anybody that is selling a home or looking for a new one.</p>
Rossjj66
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<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As a first time home buyer, I was extremely nervous. I found a house &amp; I decided to start the process I met Penny at her office I was treated with so much hospitality couldn&rsquo;t feel anymore comfortable. The whole process between showing homes to the final closing was nerve wrecking but Penny did absolutely everything to make sure I understood the situation on every level &amp; made me feel confident that I was in good hands. Highly recommend anyone to Penny!!! She is absolutely amazing. Thank you for everything &amp; I&rsquo;m happy with my new home!</p>
Juan R
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I am excited to arrive in Chicago and join the great organization of the Chicago Bears. I truly enjoyed working with Craig on my home search in May and June of 2016 and he was there every step of the way for finding me the perfect home. From start to finish, it could not have gone smoother and I appreciate Craig's expertise as a Realtor. I would highly recommend Craig as a Realtor.
Danny T.
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<p>Absolutely the best! So responsive and helpful. We bought remotely from another state and she was the best. I cannot imagine doing this without her. Even after the sale was complete she continued to help us with the house while we were restrained by the pandemic. You cant go wrong with Penny!</p>
Buyer
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Thank you for everything that you have done! I really appreciate your help.
Penny B.
<p>&ldquo;Penny is a diamond in the rough. Her response time to my needs was always immediate and enthusiastic. She made buying a home fun. She understood my goal and helped me meet it so quickly. I am forever grateful! Thanks again Penny!&rdquo;</p>
Mike R
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We have sold and bought two homes with Craig and he by far has exceeded our expectations as a real estate professional. He really keeps his clients best interest in mind and is a person you can trust. He worked around our schedule and even took us on showings at off hours.
Chris W.
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<p>Penny was very patient with me throughout the beginning when we started looking at homes that fit my criteria. I wasn&rsquo;t sure I would ever find one place that would work for me but Penny kept showing me places until we found the one. She made that whole process of negotiations move along quickly. She kept me well informed of the step that lead up to the closing. It was a smooth process with no issues. After 2 years, I&rsquo;m still very pleased with my purchase. Persistence and patience are Penny&rsquo;s strong skills. As a veteran, I&rsquo;m even more pleased that Penny was able to stick<br /> to the strict guidelines that not many agents or realtors know about.</p>
Alicia P
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<p>Penny is all that you need! She was great making appointments, showing us different houses and locations and she made us feel as if we were her only clients even though we weren&#39;t</p>
Federico Didb Escourido
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<p>Penny is very knowledgeable and professional! I highly recommend her if you are looking to buy, sell, or rent! She was very knowledgeable when giving advice and helping me understand what to do when we decide on selling our home and buying a new one.</p>
Consulted a seller/buyer
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I don't give excellent reviews easily, but I was looking at houses on and off for a few years and worked with more than a handful of realtors. Craig was hands down the best and most pleasurable to work with. He didn't just try to sell me a house, he tried to sell me the right house, and when I needed something from him, he got on it. He really tried to make the closing process as easy as possible, and without question am suggesting him to friends on future sales.
Sarah L.
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My husband and I have been working with Craig Stein since we met him in 2006. Our first home purchase was through him and we are currently using him to purchase our 2nd home. In addition, he has successfully found us renters for the past 3 years for our investment property. Craig listens closely to his client's needs in home purchasing and selling. He is extremely prompt in getting back to his client's calls and explains everything in detail so there's no surprises of hidden costs We absolutely love Craig and would not feel comfortable making a home purchase/sell through any other realtor. I would highly recommend Craig Stein for listing/buying a home.
Donald M.
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<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Having had worked with Penny recently to sell my mom&#39;s house, Penny was the obvious choice to help me sell my house. She approached my situation with absolute professionalism and she did all the research to make the transaction as smooth as possible. She set a target price and we exceeded it. She truly understands the market. If you are looking to sell or buy, make sure Penny is your agent of choice. Her team will prove you made the right choice.</p>
Andrew Z
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We have used Craig as our realtor 3 times. First, he found a wonderful, new construction house for us and got us an amazing deal. Several years later, we were moving out of the area and he helped us sell the house. This was during the downturn in the economy and he helped us with realistic goals and was wonderful at communicating with us, keeping us motivated, hosting open houses, advertising our property, and getting and communicating agent feedback from every showing. Finally, we moved back to the area and he helped us find our new house. He got us a very nice deal and helped us with negotiations, inspections, financing, and closing. I never had to worry when we had Craig as our realtor. I knew he had our best interest at heart. I would recommend Craig with the highest praise. He is honest, hard working, and will help you through the selling or buying process. He was always willing to show us as many houses as we needed to find the perfect one. I trust him completely and appreciate all he has done for us. He absolutely goes above and beyond.
Dina B.
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Craig helped us buy our Condo in 2015 & sell our townhouse in 2016. Craig truly goes above & beyond with everything he does. His availability when responding to phone calls, emails & texts is 1,000%. He is totally hands on, his commitment to be there for you is outstanding. He is friendly, caring, considerate & an overall pleasure. I had a different realtor before Craig & it wasn't good. Once I found Craig, based on Zillow.com & what other people were saying, I called him & he is truly everything everyone says he is. I highly recommend him. Don't hesitate.
John W.
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Craig has helped me both renting and later selling my house. He really took care of each detail, from preparing the house, taking nice pictures, recommending low cost very efficient contractors, to giving me the right advice during negotiation and closing. Craig is outstanding.
Luiz C.
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Craig Stein cares. Craig has assisted me with various real estate issues over the years. At each point of contact Craig has been incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. I consider Craig to be my "go to guy" with any real estate dealing. Craig has also established a network of industry related professionals that have helped me as well. Based on my positive experiences with Craig I would highly recommend him to anyone that was looking in his service area. Craig has earned my trust and I look forward to working him him in the future.
Mike R.
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The was one of the BEST realtors I've ever worked with. And, that is saying a lot based on numerous disappointments over the years. He is very thorough, very responsive and stays on top of the transaction from start to finish!
Charlie M.
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I have asked Craig to be my agent twice now and will use him to sell my present house. He has treated me like I was his only customer. During the time we were house hunting and selling, Craig kept in close contact as things progressed or degressed taking care of everything with no hesitation on his part at all. Craig is a very professional and knowledgeable man in his field and has made it a number one priority to help the client find and get what he wants.
E.B.
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<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Penny was the only realtor that personally sent me a brochure and houses in my local area which I was advised to look for in a realtor. She tool care of potential issue so it never became an issue. She is knowledgeable and trustworthy.</p>
Marlene B
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<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I contacted Penny based on a recommendation. I am so glad I did. She asked the right questions to get to understand what I was looking to do after the passing of my mom and had the right team to get it done. She set a time frame for the sale and nailed it. All this while working around an estate contents auction. If you need the right agent for your situation, look no further than Penny.</p>
Seller
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We've worked with Craig for several years, both in buying our current home and renting out our townhome (several times). Craig brings a fantastic knowledge of the real estate market. He always has great information, and is very responsive, even when we simply have questions and aren't in the market. I'd recommend Craig to anyone looking to buy or sell!
Paul L.
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Craig Stein has great knowledge in real estate profession. He is quick to respond, very helpful with any questions or concerns that I may have, and he gives good references to referrals for work that needs to be done. I would highly recommend Craig Stein to anyone looking to buy, sell, or rent their property.
Robert B.
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<p>Penny did an amazing job in the sale of our home. She exceeded all of our expectations as a realtor and was extremely easy to work with, great communication, and we always felt like she had our best interest in mind. We are truly grateful for all of her efforts. Thanks to Penny, we received more $$$ than our initial selling price. Penny has provided us with the opportunity to live in our dream location.</p>
Larry and Terrie L
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We've used Craig's assistance for 10 years. Craig has helped us with rental and sales. Fast responses and tasks completed. Proactive approach to helping his clients. You'll never feel like "just another listing.". Craig finds out what you want and need and caters his service to meet your needs. He'll also tell you what you need to hear over what you want to hear. Highly recommend his service.
Ryan S.
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I have asked Craig to be my agent twice now and will use him to sell my present house. He has treated me like I was his only customer. During the time we were house hunting and selling, Craig kept in close contact as things progressed or degressed taking care of everything with no hesitation on his part at all. Craig is a very professional and knowledgeable man in his field and has made it a number one priority to help the client find and get what he wants.
Susan R.
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<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We met Penny by accident when we went to look at a home for lease. We didn&rsquo;t know that you could use a realtor to represent you in the leasing process. We did not like that house but took Penny up on her offer to assist us find a lease and are sure glad we did. She found a house that had not even gotten fully listed that was fantastic. She negotiated every thing from the no pet rule to a complete cleaning and she spent two hours doing a detailed accounting of the condition of the home. Fantastic service and a super nice person. We were shocked to get a delicious gourmet housewarming gift! Now here is the real kicker, nearly a year later we had questions about our rights when the owner wanted to show the house and so I texted Penny. She called me right away and was extremely helpful and thorough in following up. Her advice was invaluable. And she does not charge for this level of service. I highly recommend Penny whether you are leasing or buying a home. Also if you are listing she explained her code of ethics in making sure everything is fair and above board.</p>
Renter
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<p>Penny goes above and beyond to get the job done right! She is very attentive, responsive and knowledgeable! She&rsquo;ll make you feel like you&rsquo;re the only client she has. I highly recommend her for all your real estate needs! You won&rsquo;t be disappointed! She&rsquo;s the best!</p>
Kiersten C
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<p>Penny Berkun went above and beyond helping us find the perfect house and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who wants someone who genuinely cares, is flexible, and very knowledgeable about the market.</p>
Jonathan P & Callie S
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<p>Penny made us feel secure and confidents in every step we were taking in the process of buying our house. She knows the area and gave us great insights about it. She also explained us the pros and cons of each property that we&#39;ve seen, without been invasive.</p>
Federico Didb Escourido
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<p>Penny is knowledgeable and impeccable when dealing with details of selling a property. She is on the ball from beginning to end and I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a property!&nbsp;<br /> Penny exceeded all expectations and is by far energetic in all her motivations to get the job done. She is friendly and fun to work with. Highly recommend her for all real estate needs!&nbsp;<br /> Penny goes above and beyond the call of the real estate agent and works diligently on all details to make sure the sale is a success and her client is happy. She works hard for her clients!&nbsp;<br /> Thank you Penny, for you exceptional work ethic and dedication to making the sale complete! Working with you was an absolute pleasure and I&#39;m forever grateful to you!</p>
Kiersten C
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<p>I was moving to Illinois from the west coast and selected to find a realtor on Zillow. The gentleman referred me to Penny. I will say that I was a little hesitant to select my realtor online, being that I had talked to another realtor who was referred to me and he did absolutely nothing. My experience with Penny was better than I could have imagined. I knew what I was looking for in a home, but knew absolutely nothing about the area or what neighborhoods to look at. Penny did a phenomenal job educating me on the surrounding areas, providing virtual tours, telling me what I should be cautious of when inspecting a house. It took seven offers to get one accepted, but that was to be accepted in today&rsquo;s market. I absolutely love my house, neighborhood and new village and would highly recommend Penny to anyone.</p>
Christina T
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