LKS – River North Buyer

I honestly can’t say enough great things about Mark Lale. He found my perfect home, and also found my mother her perfect home. Mark is diligent, to be certain. I think he must check new listings in the middle of the night. If a new property is listed, Mark knows about it and passes the information along — with lightning speed. He is always accessible, promptly returns calls and correspondence, and is incredibly reliable. Beyond these qualities, which I’d think would be essential to a successful career in real estate, he has a few others which make him a standout. Mark has an incredible aesthetic. He has an eye for great property, and that eye combined with his unparalleled knowledge of Chicago property gives him a great sense of what is available, and what properties are truly special or unique. He is also a lot of fun, and going around looking at property with Mark is a fun way to spend time. And he won’t waste time, but he is willing to spend time and surpass expectations.

Tom & Carol – Ukrainian Village Buyer

Dear Mark,

Thank you for all you have done for us, both with the apartment and the condo. How fortunate we were to find you! We truly appreciate the time and consideration you put in to helping us find our home, but also orienting us to Chicago.

In addition to your knowledge and skill in real estate, who else could show us the first home and be right—on to our specs. We found you to be a wonderful, caring person, and also very giving…

Tom and Carol – Ukrainian Village

Amit – Chicago Condo Seller and Chicago Home Buyer

Chuck Gullett worked with my wife & I both on the purchase of our new home and the sale of our condo. Chuck is knowledgeable, professional, willing to go the extra mile, and always available (day or night) to talk or help answer questions. Our search took us to multiple neighborhoods and Chuck was always there to help with questions and ensure that we could get in to see places as soon as possible. This was critical in a hot real estate market, and ultimately was the reason we were able to secure our new home! Chuck always maintained patience, and helped keep us level-headed as well. He has built an impressive network within Chicago as well, and the inspector he recommended was critical to get us comfortable with our new home. Lastly, Chuck uses a lot of modern tools like DocuSign that helped make getting documentation signed easy, safe and efficient. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their home!

Al – West Bucktown Home Buyer

My wife and I have been looking for a single-family in Chicago (and possibly the suburbs at the time). Chuck Gullett is amazingly on top of everything. He is very responsive and is a “matter of fact” kind of guy. Chuck is very patient (trust me, he is), and very good at targeting the right home or type of home for you. His knowledge of the Chicago area alone is key, but is also knowledgeable in areas outside of the city as well. He he doesn’t know, he will find someone that will. We will definitely work with Chuck in the future!

Nancy B – River North Condo Buyer

Buying a new home is never easy, especially when one is buying from out of state and have many requirements. But, Doug Stachowiak helped me to find my beautiful home in River North. Flying in from NYC for 8 hours for the specific purpose of finding a home, Doug was extremely patient and showed me 18 condos that met my needs and budget. I bought my place the following day. But more, because I am from out of state and still had to close on my NYC/Brooklyn House, he was in contact with the sellers to assure them that by the contract date, I would be able to close; he found me a fantastic lawyer who can do the closing in my absence; advised me on which neighborhood is best suited for me (I don’t know Chicago at all); and arranged to meet me on Father’s Day to give me my keys when I arrived! Of course, he didn’t stop there: he also showed me the local supermarkets. I trust Best Chicago Properties and I would recommend Doug to be your broker.

Anna K – Chicago Condo Renter

Our agent Doug Stachowiak of Best Chicago Properties was excellent. He was patient and listened to our ‘wish list’. He worked with us over several weeks until we found the perfect rental to meet our demanding requirements. We will definitely us him for our next move and recommend him to friends and colleagues.

Ken & Curt – West Loop Condo Sellers

Doug Stachowiak of Best Chicago Properties has outstanding knowledge of the West Loop Area that allowed us to price our penthouse property at the right level and maximize our returns. The marketing of the unit was exceptional: They took photos of our large terrace from elevated locations, showing off well this major asset of the property. Doug’s calm, well-informed and well-timed descriptions of the process helped us move confidently through several critical junctions in the selling process. I enthusiastically recommend Doug and Best Chicago Properties.

Keir – Chicago Condo Seller & Home Buyer

We would highly recommend Doug Stachowiak at Chicago Best Properties West Loop. He worked diligently to get our condo sold and find my boyfriend and me our new suburban home. Doug was professional, knowledgeable and passionate as he worked diligently to sell our condo. He was available for any showing and did multiple open houses to get the traffic through the unit to find that right buyer. Doug also worked closely with us to learn what our needs were for our new home and found the perfect match. He has a keen eye for details that ensured everything in the home was working and done well.

Julianne – First-time Chicago Condo Buyer

We had a great experience working with Best Chicago Properties, specifically Chuck Gullett. My husband and I were first-time buyers and Chuck helped make the process so smooth and enjoyable. He is quick to respond, honest, and genuinely cared about what was best for us. He got to know us pretty well, so he was able to authentically help us narrow our search so that we never wasted our time. He was always able to answer all of our questions (and we had A LOT!) with patience and insight. We completely trusted him throughout the whole process. On the day of our closing, it was so comforting to us to have him by our side as we experienced such an exciting moment together. I would recommend Chuck to anyone looking in the Chicago area, as he was so helpful, connected, honest, personable, and incredibly knowledgeable.

Arturo – West Loop Loft Buyer

We had the privilege of working with Doug Stachowiak buying our first home. The experience was awesome and stress-free. Doug sat us down the first day for an interview to get an idea of what we liked. 

The first trip out, we were on the right track. We saw about 15 properties over 3 visits and we ended up closing on the very first place we saw; a testament to Doug’s intuition.

If you’re in the market, stop by and chat with Doug.