Testimonials about Randy Barcella

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

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

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

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

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

Testimonials about Pat Cannone

“It was a pleasure to work with Pat and Loan Depot for our first home-buying experience. He always responded to my numerous, and often repetitive, questions. Our closing went so smoothly, and we are so grateful for this new house! If you’re in the market for a loan, I definitely would recommend working with Pat and his team.” – Rose Uhlig, Bartlett, IL

“Pat Cannone was great to work with and took care of any issues or questions that came up quickly and professionally! He was recommended to me by 2 different family members who have worked with him and I will highly recommend him as well! It was the most stress-free closing I’ve ever had!”

“Pat was Amazing!! Pat was referred to us and we are so grateful that we went with him. We highly recommend him and his team!! Pat responded to our emails/questions very promptly. The process with our loan went very smoothly, with no surprises. Many thanks to Pat & his team!!” – Kathy & Rich L from Alsip, IL  

“We have purchased two houses in 2010 and 2019. Pat was our lender both times. Both times could have not been better. We got the lowest rate available. Highly recommend you use Pat for your next loan.” Jeff Marcello, Lombard, IL 

“Pat was so very helpful and did everything possible to ensure I had a good experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He answered all my questions and made sure I understood everything I was signing. Buying my condo was a big step but I could rely on Pat to be honest with me in the whole transaction.” – Marry Ann Reynolds, Elmhurst, IL

Testimonials about Vincent Auricchio

“Vince has helped me with buying and selling few properties. He makes the whole process simple and easy to understand and follow. And if you have any questions and/or concerns at all, he gets back to you quick and in a way that makes sense. Thank you for great service Vince, and looking forward to doing more.”

“Vince is among the most competent and zealous attorneys I have had the privilege to work with in Chicago. He truly cares about each and every client, and works hard to make sure they achieve the result that they deserve. He’s honest and trustworthy, and takes every matter seriously. He is detail oriented, easy to communicate with, and always available for clients and fellow lawyers. Anyone would be lucky to work with him.”

“A friend of a friend wanted to buy my rental property! I was very excited for the opportunity to sell the house without using a real estate agent. This plan would save me some money, but it added some anxiety since I was not very familiar with the whole real estate transaction process. I hired Auricchio law offices. From day one I knew I had made the right choice. Vince explained all the details and walked me through the whole…”

“I have had the pleasure of working with Vince for several years. He is an excellent real estate attorney with a keen intellect and a profound moral compass. He passionately serves the client’s best interests and always seeks to “have their back.” He also facilitates constant communication throughout the transaction and with all parties—a rarity in the real estate world which enables everything to work more smoothly.”

“Working with Vince has been a complete pleasure. He is always prompt and thorough…the real estate transaction can be complicated at times but Vince has the unique ability to make clients feel completely comfortable during the process. My clients love working with Vince!!!”

“I felt The Auricchio Law office was always looking out for my best interests in every transaction we were involved with.”

Testimonials about Paula Avenaim

Paula was amazing and went above and beyond throughout our home buying process. We valued having a knowledgeable agent who we felt was truly on our side, and wanted the best for us. We cannot thank her enough for her hard work in securing our dream condo. I would definitely recommend Paula to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

I highly recommend Paula! Honest, dependable, and trustworthy. She was persistent but never a bother. She kept me informed and updated throughout the entire process. Compared to realtors I have worked with in the past, her work ethic and professionalism really stood out. She really went to bat for me with the builder, and I was extremely pleased with the final contract. I will use Paula for all of my future real estate transactions.

Paula was an excellent resource from day one! I am a first-time buyer and have felt in very good hands; Paula is knowledgeable about every facet of the home buying process and walked me through each step with patience and shared enthusiasm while advocating for me and connecting me with other valuable resources. Thanks for all your hard work, Paula!

We would recommend Paula to anyone wanting to buy and/or sell a home. She had amazing patience with us during all of our tough decisions. The sale of our home was extremely difficult, but Paula remained professional and calm through it all. She is also part of a great team that can provide additional support. You will not regret choosing Paula as your realtor!

Paula is always extremely professional and easy to work with. She is always available to answer questions and is super helpful in all aspects of the real estate purchasing and selling process.

Working with Paula was an absolutely wonderful experience. She was always available to answer our many questions and was patient beyond measure. She worked tirelessly in negotiating and was successful in getting the things in our home that is so important to us. Paula is fantastic at what she does. She is warm and personable while being professional and dedicated to her clients. I 100% recommend her to anyone in the housing market in the North Shore/ Chicago area. Paula worked very hard to sell an unusual property in a difficult market. She is definitely committed to her clients and is intimately familiar with the Deerfield market.

Testimonials about Marilyn Durante

Marilyn is honest, responsive, professional and listened to our needs. We bought a house in an area we are fairly familiar with but with the assistance from Marilyn, we found the perfect waterfront property. I recommend Marilyn to anyone who is searching for a home.

I have worked with Marilyn on two separate occasions in both purchasing and selling homes and highly recommend her! She is friendly, knowledgeable, and honest. She was a pleasure to work with!

Very satisfied with Marilyn representing us. She worked very professionally for us and was successful selling our property. She was pleasant and thorough about any questions that we had along this selling journey. We would recommend Marilyn to others.

we walked into the local office and liked Marilyn right away with her knowledge and professionalism. her office all worked together as
a group and we kept in constant contact during the whole process.
Marilyn helped us sell our home, find a temporary rental and looking for a new home.
If you want to buy or sell Marilyn Durante is your realtor !!!!!

“My fiancé and I began our quest for buying our first home. Marilyn was our choice for a realtor. Being new to all of this we were unsure of our direction. Marilyn was extremely patient and helpful through out this process. She directs you with the utmost heart and honesty. I would recommend Marilyn to everyone. Simply the BEST!!!” -Jenna F.

Marilyn was extremely professional. She was determined to sell our house. We had a lot of competition in our neighborhood so it took a while to find a buyer , but Marilyn stuck with it. We were very happy with the service she provided and would not hesitate to hire her again.

Over the past two years, My wife and I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Marilyn. Previously, We had been unlucky in our search for a waterfront property with our realtors, but she was able to find us a home quickly. Over the course of the last few years, she has helped us with other issues when she didn’t have to help. This goes a long way in our mind, as my business will continue to go her way because of her unselfish desire to make her clients happy. Thanks again for all your help and I highly recommend her as a realtor.

We loved working with Marilyn Durante. Specializing in waterfront was very refreshing . Her experiences and knowledge in real estate is what helped us rent our house faster. Our transaction was very smooth and easy. We would highly recommend her to any of our friends or family.

Marilyn is the best broker I have ever worked with. She is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. She communicates very well and works to make sure your home purchase goals are met in a timely manner. I will continually refer her to any in search of homes.

Marilyn worked very hard to advise us in a way that allowed us to sell our house in a timely fashion while getting the price we wanted. She was readily available to answer questions and was responsive to concerns regarding the process.

Marilyn was great and very involved through the whole process. They did not just sit back and wait for people to come see my house, they made efforts to get people to see my house and it rented much quicker than I anticipated. I would definitely recommend Marilyn to buy, sell or rent property.