Raving Fans of Best Chicago Properties!

Sarah S. 

I highly recommend Doug Boehm at Best Chicago Properties to help you find a home or condo. Doug was consistently patient, thorough, and professional as I worked with him to find my condo in Chicago. He will take good care of you! – See more at: http://www.bestchicagoproperties.com/bcp-blog/#sthash.7culBHxM.dpuf

Andrew C.

Doug Boehm is the guy you want. He is extremely personable and he made what has been a notoriously excruciating and painful process easy and effective. He clearly understood what I was looking for (to the exact place) after the first few places, always showed up on time and very quick to respond. A solid person and phenomenal agent. Couldn’t be happier with the place and my experience due to Doug.

Andrew & Joanna – West Loop

Doug, thank you for all your help.  We can’t tell you what a big weight you took off of our shoulders by helping us with this at a very busy time for us.  We will definitely come back to you next year next year if we need to find new renters.

Andrea C.

I was extremely impressed by the service I received from Chuck Gullett at Best Chicago Properties. Chuck is very personable and professional. He helped me with some difficult decisions I needed to make regarding my property. When I decided to rent it out, Chuck had a signed contract from a tenant with great credit and perfect rental history – in 8 days!!! In addition, the tenant agreed to the full asking price! I give Chuck and Best Chicago Properties the highest recommendation.

Lavi C.

“Best Chicago Properties is the answer to your real estate needs! I was looking for a professional, honest, thorough and friendly broker to find tenants for my condo, and I found him in Doug Stachowiak. He provided me with a list of his services including analyzing comparable rentals to correctly price my condo for the market, marketing the property in the MLS and other top rental websites, professional photography, running credit checks on prospective tenants, handling all leasing paperwork, and completing a property condition report prior to move-in. He also had great communications with my current tenants to schedule showings. I was worried about finding tenants in the winter months, but, by working with Doug, I found great tenants within a couple of weeks! I can’t thank him enough for making this process so easy for everyone involved! I highly recommend Doug and Best Chicago Properties!”

Adam S.

“This is a review for Chuck Gullett with Best Chicago Properties. I am a mortgage consultant who has worked with several of Chuck’s clients over the years. Literally every single one of them has commented on his unprecedented customer service, work ethic, expertise and everything else you’d hope for when seeking counsel in regards to the home buying process. However I am a numbers person and the reason I’m posting this is that many of his clients have decided to refinance to take advantage of the rates and I’ve been blown away by their appraised values. Even in the worst housing market of our lifetime the values on properties that Chuck helped buy are coming back at or even higher than the purchase price 6 months, a year or even 2+ years ago. To me the kind words (and accurately so) for Chuck are great but here is actual proof that Chuck goes above and beyond to get his clients the best deal possible.”


“There aren’t enough positive words out there to describe my experience with Best Chicago Properties. Buying my first place was a big deal, so I talked to a few agents before being referred to Jeff by a friend who also had a positive experience. Jeff and I had a long conversation, and by conversation I mean, he listened to everything I was looking for and everything I didn’t want in an agent. It was only after this that he suggested I work with Chuck Miller, one of his more “patient” agents.

Chuck is absolutely without a doubt the most professional and patient agent I have ever met. I can’t tell you how many weekends he spent driving me around the city looking at places, and not once did he try to sway my opinion one way or the other. He always had a smile on his face, even when the selling agents made us wait forever in the summer heat. He never showed me anything I didn’t approve of and always answered all of my questions. Even while on vacation he made sure I was taken care of.

Thanks to Chuck I found the perfect condo! Once we found it he made the whole process easy, letting me know step by step what I needed to do. His communication skills are outstanding. I can’t imagine ever having to work with another agent. Chuck Miller made a client for life, and I would and will definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for an agent!”


“If you are looking for a house in Chicago or even the surrounding area then your best bet will be Best Chicago Properties! Let me tell you about Chuck Miller: He IS your go-to man. I cannot say enough positive things about him. He was always very, very professional, honest, personable and EXTREMEMLY patient. His laid back style was very comforting which made the whole process that much better. Chuck was attentive to all of our needs and was always ready to respond to any and all questions we had (which were a lot). He never ever encouraged us to look at houses that were not in our means financially. Chuck always had his mind set on whatever WE wanted and he never steered us towards places that had issues and if they did, he would just move us right along to the next one. His optimism, humor, patience and trust helped us so much throughout the entire process. We now have a wonderful place to call home and couldn’t have done it without Chuck!”

Matthew L.

“I had the extreme pleasure of working with Tony Campise on my recent home purchase in Chicago. From the very beginning Tony was honest, caring and energetic in finding me my new home. His professionalism continued throughout the entire transaction. He listened to my needs and knew exactly how to represent me to the seller.

I highly recommend utilizing Tony’s expertise for your property search. If I ever decide to buy or sell in the Chicagoland area I will definitely call on Tony Campise.”

Mark A.

“If you are looking for a property in Chicago, Chuck Gullett from Best Chicago Properties is the answer to all your prayers. I hate real estate brokers. I mean, REALLY hate working with brokers. My experiences with them while renting in Manhattan were horrible. Chuck has changed my mind.

We recently relocated from NYC to Chicago. Chuck showed us 40-50 properties, helped us with several offers that fell through until we found the winner in the South Loop area. Chuck was always very professional, personable, honest, patient and hard working. He was quick to respond to any and all questions, even while on vacation! He steered us away from buildings that he knew had issues, regardless of whether he could get an easy sale out of us.

Again, I cannot say enough good things about working with Chuck. He made a long, hard process much easier to handle and survive. Now we are first-time homeowners with our dream loft condo. If you are looking to buy, don’t waste your time with other brokers. Call Chuck now. You will thank me for it.”

Mark F.

“My wife and I moved to Chicago from the UK in August and throughout our search for a property our broker, Chuck Gullett, was fantastic!!

It was a chance encounter that introduced us to Best Chicago Properties (we walked right past the window back in March on one of our neighborhood fact finding missions!) but how glad we are that we found them!!!

Even though our move date was not concrete (visas were not even granted at that point) Chuck was very enthusiastic about finding us the right property and he kept us informed of what was coming on to the market so we could get a feel for the kind of thing we could afford. This was a massive help for us, other agents had told us that there was nothing they could do and told us to come back when we were within a month of our move date…….not so easy when there is a transatlantic flight involved!

Chuck created an MLS web page for us and categorized the properties into the different neighborhoods that we had discussed, every few days we would be able to check out new possibilities and leave feedback to help Chuck narrow the search.

Finally once our visas were granted we were able to make a trip out to see around 10 apartments/condos that Chuck had arranged viewings on and we made our decision as soon as we walked through the door of our perfect city pad! He helped us through all the laborious paperwork and form filling, not an easy task when we are on different time zones but then no task was ever too much for the BCP team. Chuck was even helping to make sure our move-in process ran smoothly……even though he was on vacation out of state!!!

From start to finish Chuck was utterly professional, very quick to respond to any queries, helpful with suggestions on neighborhoods/areas, and incredibly easy to work with.

I should add that Chuck also helped with my search for office space and although I didn’t lease any space through him (I have used Regus for now purely because of flexibility on the term of contract) I shall be going straight back to him when I need a bigger space and can commit to a longer time frame. Chuck’s professional integrity was ever apparent as he actually advised that a short term Regus lease would better suit my business for now….there was never any suggestion that he might want to sell us something just to get a commission and he always had our best interests at heart.

We cannot recommend Best Chicago Properties enough, we are super happy in our South Loop apartment but should we move house would not use anyone else!”

Kelvin & Cathy

“P & P = Professional & Proactive

(the best words to describe BCP & Jeff Payne)

My boyfriend was looking for a condo in Chicago in 2009. He was not a native of Chicago, so he was not too sure which area to look into. In addition, he was a first time home buyer. Uh-Oh, big grown up decisions! We ended up meeting Jeff at one of his showing and he was very friendly and was very helpful during his showing. During the duration of his search for a place, Jeff was accommodating and quickly learned what his preferences were. Jeff also walked him through step by step what the process was and even provided him with a great lawyer.

Jeff was very professional and had a great sense of humor. What really stood out about Jeff was that even though he had a short vacation during our condo hunting, he still kept himself available to us via e-mailing and phone calling. What realtor does job stuff during a personal vacation?! That meant alot to us. After probably 35 showings, my boyfriend ended up finding a place in the Loop. It has been two years since we moved in and it was one of the best decisions he ever made! I would highly recommend Jeff and anyone at Best Chicago Properties. You will not regret it!”


“We’re raving about Jessica Schimpff and Best Chicago Properties. Jessica knocked our socks off when we went to look for our first home.

We first contacted Jessica when we saw other positive reviews of her work online. My husband and I interviewed several agents with offices west of downtown in our targeted neighborhoods. We brought a detailed list of questions and a description of what we were looking for. Of all the agents we talked to, Jessica was the only one who had a full questionnaire for us too. She listened carefully to our answers and took notes — the only agent we met who did this.

But she had us at the answer to what we thought was a simple question: “How many buyers are you working with right now?” Other agents gave an answer along the lines of, “Serious buyers? About [X]. Casual buyers? Eh…about [X times 10].” Jessica gave us an exact number, described each one briefly (by type — no names), and said that she preferred not to work with casual buyers at all. Our decision was made immediately.

Our search lasted a few months and our criteria went through some big changes. Jessica kept right up with us and always had our most recent priorities in mind. She was incredibly responsive seven days a week, both by email and by phone. She was on top of new listings and alerted us to several things we might have missed. Showings were scheduled ASAP and she was on time (usually early) to all of them. After showings, Jessica would update our online portfolio with our comments in what seemed like seconds. She was patient at every step and explained everything to us. Throughout, she managed to be pleasant, professional, _and_ fun.

We can thank Jessica for finding our new home. It was a listing she discovered that, on paper, we might have skipped over. We couldn’t be happier with the place. Jessica was an enormous help while negotiating. She was frank and had good experience to share, but never put pressure on us. She did a great job representing us at the closing.

We’d recommend Jessica to anyone, particularly first-time homebuyers like us and people who are ready to look seriously for a new home. She’s fabulous!”


“My boyfriend, Ryan and I were referred to Chuck Gullett by Ryan’s step-sister who was looking for a place at the same time as we were.

Chuck was very professional, assertive and listened to what we were looking for. It only took us three places to find the one. Chuck was great at negotiating and made sure we were comfortable with our offer. We love our new place and am very happy with our choice.

Chuck has also followed up and checked in on us which we thought it was very considerate of him. He’s a very genuine person and a great company that we would love to do business again.”

Monica S.

“There aren’t enough positive words out there to describe my experience with Best Chicago Properties. Buying my first place was a big deal, so I talked to a few agents before being referred to Jeff by a friend who also had a positive experience. Jeff and I had a long conversation, and by conversation I mean, he listened to everything I was looking for and everything I didn’t want in an agent. It was only after this that he suggested I work with Chuck Miller, one of his more “patient” agents.

 Chuck Miller is absolutely without a doubt the most professional and patient agent I have ever met. I can’t tell you how many weekends he spent driving me around the city looking at places, and not once did he try to sway my opinion one way or the other. He always had a smile on his face, even when the selling agents made us wait for ever in the summer heat. He never showed me anything I didn’t approve of and always answered all of my questions. Even while on vacation he made sure I was taken care of.

Thanks to Chuck I found the perfect condo! Once we found it he made the whole process easy, letting me know step by step what I needed to do. His communication skills are outstanding. I can’t imagine ever having to work with another agent. Chuck made a client for life, and I would and will definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for an agent!”

Edwina Henderson

Chuck: This is to express our appreciation to you from Bill and me for your list of interview questions; it was most helpful when interviewing realtors – providing a structural framework from which to work. As it turned out, our first interviewee was from the same office (he’d sent a solicitation letter) as Denise (the one we went with recommended through you), and they can work as a team if they so choose. Your list was a wonderful guide, and we thank you so much for all your help and attention. Now wish us much luck as we surely could use that, too! “

Kris and Jorge

Jessica was friendly, professional, diligent and always timely. She made us feel comfortable and safe in our decision making process…We were very happy with her finds and guidance. “


“In the short span of 15 days, Jessica was able to take over from my older agent, clearly understand the features and benefits offered by my property, advertise it, bring prospective renters for showings, coordinate with the existing tenants, and get someone to sign a lease. Given that I was out of the country, coordination was excellent, and she went beyond her call of duty to ensure that the move out and move in went smoothly. Great job! “

Elisa S.

“As a renter, it can be very overwhelming finding the right place especially if you are unfamiliar with an area. I tried craigslist, but it was difficult to find exactly what I was looking for. I am so glad I found Best Chicago Properties, and even more glad I worked with Jessica Schimpff! Jessica, in addition to doing sales also specializes in rental properties. Jessica made the entire process so much easier!

I told Jessica what I was looking for and she sent me listings that matched my specs. Once I indicated the listings I was interested in, Jessica set up appointments to see the condos. She picked me up, provided me with print outs of all the places we were going to see, and took me from place to place. Not only was she extremely buttoned up, but she was just a joy to be with. It felt as though I was spending the day with an old friend.

I would recommend Jessica Schimpff to any buyer, renter, owner or landlord. She truly is top notch!”

Greg K.

“I recently decided to move to New York for my job and needed to find someone to rent out my condo unit to as I do not want to sell it in this market. Doug from Best Chicago Properties found someone with great credit at the price range I was hoping for within two weeks time. He was professional, gave me a lot of good pointers as this is my first time being a landlord, and worked in my best interests. If you want to be taken care of and not worry about finding a renter or buyer, let Best Chicago Properties do the work for you.”


“I had the great fortune of working with Jessica Schimpff on buying my first condo and could not be more pleased with the results!

To start off, I had no clue what I was doing as a long-time renter and first-time buyer. It’s a long, complicated process and can be overwhelming. But Jessica took the time to walk me through what it was going to be like and what to expect every step of the way.

She’s extremely knowledgeable of all the details that go into buying a home (and there are a lot!) and communicated them clearly and concisely. She listened to all of my needs, wants, and requirements for what I was looking for in a new home and asked the right questions to help me think about even more things I’d want in a home I wouldn’t have ever thought of otherwise.

When we started looking at places I could tell she spent a lot of time finding places that met my criteria to give me many great options to choose from. When actually looking at places, all the outings were well planned out and we saw a lot (and I mean A LOT) in a short amount of time. I was very impressed with how quickly, smoothly, and effectively we went through places, drilling down to the perfect place.

Jessica always provided sound advice about each place regarding its cost, location, re-sale potential, etc. that was important in making such an important decision without pressuring me one way or another.

Once I’d settled on a place, Jessica worked her magic and I landed the place I wanted well under what I was originally expecting to pay. You can’t beat that!

Now I’m the proud owner of a beautiful downtown condo, with a lake view, indoor pool, and all the other good stuff!

I could not be more happy with my first-time home-buying experience with Jessica and Best Chicago Properties. They call themselves “Best” for a good reason! They are! “

Damon J.

“I was referred to Chuck by a friend who worked with him to find and purchase a condo. I was moving into Chicago from out of town and planned a trip for apartment hunting. I was on a very tight schedule and had less than a week to look. Chuck made everything a breeze. He asked me my preferences, price range, preferred neighborhood, etc. In a flash I was emailed nearly 30 listings, from which we would choose a subset to take a look at in person.

Once we zeroed in on a place, we had to apply and wait for the condo owner’s response. During this part of the process, Chuck was out of town on vacation, but was always accessible via email and was able to transfer documents between me and the owner seamlessly. He even gave me pointers on producing a cover letter for the condo owners to ensure that I was chosen among the pool of applicants.

Throughout the process, Chuck was very accessible and rapidly responsive. I would recommend this service to all who are looking to rent or buy in Chicago.”

Scott & Carlos

“We used Jeff to sell our condo last year and purchase our new townhouse this year. Jeff’s level of professionalism is second to none. Jeff is honest and straight forward and will always tell you what he believes are the honest facts. It’s a tough market for real estate right now and you don’t need someone to tell you want you want to hear, you need objective honest assessments of what it is.

Even in this tough market, we sold our Condo to the second person who looked at it. Jeff’s excellent negotiating skills are what got the deal done. Moreover, Jeff had the patience to go through our experiencing of finding a new place, trying to decide on what neighborhood, looking at many properties and often at short notice. There are a lot of Realtors out there but if you want a true professional that will represent your interest, Jeff is your Realtor.”


Best Chicago Properties has been outstanding as a real estate broker for me. Very friendly, very knowledgable, extremely good at utilizing the latest in technology, and more than willing to go the extra mile. As my situation changed, they made sure everything we did was in my best interest and not their bottom line. Look no further for your next agent!”


“I have had experience with Jeff Payne and Tony Campise. They both do an excellent job. I listed my condo is Sept. 2009 and it closed in February 10 in an area where not much sells. I am an attorney who has practiced real estate law in the past, thus I know a lot Realtors and brokers. I know who is good and who is not. They are good.”


Jim B.

“We began working with Jessica Schimpff by chance and are really lucky and glad we ran into her that Saturday as she was leaving her office for another appointment. My wife and I were planning to walk the area with our two oldest kids, who were looking for an apartment, and Jessica offered to assist even though she was heading to another appointment.

To explain the situation, we live in Kenosha, WI, my son is a sophomore at UIC, and my daughter had just graduated from UW-Madison and accepted a job at the Merchandise Mart and was temporarily living in Addison, IL. Given all of the above, and conflicting work and travel schedules, needless to say, the search had all the makings of becoming a logistical nightmare!

Jessica was more than helpful and understanding, always adjusting to our schedule and needs, while showing us great rental properties within our given parameters, and making the most of our time. Jessica was very responsive and explicit in all of our e-mail and telephone communications, and was an absolute joy on what ended up being the last day of our search, when we spent a Sunday afternoon viewing eight different properties.

Jessica obviously knows Chicago as she provided many options in all areas of our target search area – basically a very broad area between Lincoln Park and UIC. We found an apartment for the kids on that Sunday, but could probably still be looking if not for Jessica’s assistance and high-quality level of service.

I would confidently recommend Jessica and Best Chicago Properties to anyone looking to buy or rent in the Chicagoland area! Thank-you Jessica!”



“After moving to Chicago from Atlanta in 2007, I quickly began looking for a place to live. With only a few weeks until my employer-provided rental was up, I began working with Tony to identify the right neighborhood and property. Within this short time, he found the perfect condo for me in Lakeview. I was so impressed with his professionalism, patience and great outlook that when it came time to sell the condo, it was a “no brainer” to contact Tony Campise and list with him.

Tony’s unfailing commitment and optimism ultimately won out over the recession and my being an out-of-town seller. He went out of his way to help with all kinds of issues and was incredibly thoughtful and accommodating. He made sure to keep me informed at every step and always had my best interests in mind throughout the process. I wholeheartedly recommend Tony for both buyers and sellers.”


Levan and Kimberly

Chuck – We cannot thank you enough for all the help you gave us in finding our place in the South Loop. This is great, it takes about 15 minutes to get to work via train and about 10 minutes via driving or cab. Kimberly has been out almost everyday riding her bike on the Lake Front. She even participated in the Ride the Lake event this past week. “



Tony, thanks so much for the Francesca’s gift certificate. Maybe I’ll use it on a hot date one of these days! Thanks for coming to my party and for all your help in buying my condo. I really love being there.”


Will & Leah

“Joyful experience. Both of us work in the south suburbs but lived in the Chicago – Humboldt Park neighborhood. We had been wanting to buy a home close to work but didn’t have much knowledge about the south suburbs. Even though Tony was not overly familiar with the south suburbs he researched each suburbs trends and patterns, listened to our wants and needs, and was dedicated to finding us a home.

After looking at over 30 homes, we finally found “the one.” Tony walked us through all the steps, from the first bid to what to expect the day of closing. We are truly grateful that we choose Tony as our Realtor, he made buying a home a joyful experience.”


Melissa & Scott – West Loop

“Working with Jeff at Best Chicago Properties is the best decision we could have made in searching for our first home. Jeff was both friendly and professional, and his knowledge of the Chicago real estate market was exceptional. He devoted a huge amount of time to helping us find the perfect property, and it was always clear he had our best interests at heart. Everything about our experience with Jeff and Best Chicago Properties was great and we would enthusiastically recommend them to anyone looking to buy a home in Chicago.”


Jessica – University Village

“We had the pleasure of having Chuck as our real estate agent. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable about many areas of the city, but also he was extrememly hard working and friendly. We didn’t know much about the city when we moved here, but Chuck made our transition an easy one. He handled all aspects of our rental with pure professionalism and always answered all of our questions in a timely manner. He even showed us around the city and informed us of festivals, parades, etc, that normally take place in our area and in the city. We would happily choose Chuck in the future for any real estate matters, and we will be sure to recommed him to all of our friends!!!!!!!!! “


Madeline and Larry – South Loop

“I would strongly recommend Chuck to anyone looking to purchase or rent properties in Chicago. He is very knowledgeable, honest and 100% dedicated to making sure his clients find exactly what they want. I was searching for a condo in the loop and found the entire process to be very stressful until I started working with Chuck. He made the process much easier and I had no doubt that he would find me the perfect place. I am now living in a beautiful south loop condo and couldn’t be happier!”


Kelvin – West Loop

“This was my first time buying a place and I was very uncertain about the process and what all needed to be done to do this. Luckily I ran into Jeff Payne at one of his showings. He offered to help me out and aid me through the process. He was very professional and personal which made the home shopping very easy. He walked me through all the forms and what to keep an eye out for when shopping around. He is a very charismatic, honest, and patient person. Not once did I feel pressured to buying any place. He wanted me to be certain and feel confident about my decision. I would recommend Jeff to anyone I know who is looking for a new place. Thank you Jeff for everything!”


Sairam and Amal R

“Working with Chuck has been extremely fruitful from our side. His integrity stands out as the most striking character as we never had to worry about being under represented. His knowledge of the area and his dexterity with the process actually helped sell our place in a record time when the market conditions have been extremely scary. I was very pleased to know that our unit sold ahead of 8 other units listed at the same time. We would definitely work with Chuck again!”


Jean and Terry Allen

“Having been in the suburbs for many years, we were very happy with the Chuck’s knowledge and experience in helping us locate a home in the downtown Chicago area. He worked with us on targeting areas and listened to us to quickly meet our needs and not waste any time. We were completely satisfied with the service Chuck provided and we are quite happy with our purchase. We would recommend Chuck to anyone looking to purchase property in the downtown Chicago Area. It was a pleasure to work with him.”


Chris & Nicole – Margate Park

“Chris and I have had a lot on our minds this year. With job searching for me, a hurried condo search, and a big marriage set for September, we really haven’t had any time to burn. Jeff’s presence in the process was a God-send. He honestly answered every question we had and guided us safely through the turmoil of this shaky housing market. His solid experience, flawless matchmaking skills, and calming demeanor made the process very smooth and enjoyable. He’ll be the first one we call if we need further real estate services.”



Tony, thank you for all your help and assistance as my Real Estate Agent. My new condo is working out wonderfully. Many thanks for the housewarming gift and the recipe book. It was great doing business with you and I hope we’ll continue to make beautiful music in the chorus.”


Liz & Dean – Lakeview & West Loop

“As we were preparing to get married, we met Jeff at a showing of a property as we were considering selling each of our properties and purchasing one together. Previously we had been successful selling/buying property without a Realtor. Jeff’s understanding of the Chicago market (even in the current challenging times), professionalism, honesty and superb personal service convinced us to contract with him for all three transactions. The result was a sale in 10 days at 98% of listing price, a sale in 8 weeks at 99% of listing price and the purchase of a magnificent home in the West Loop. Jeff made believers of us in using a GREAT Realtor. In this market you need an exceptional agent. We would highly recommend Jeff for any real estate transactions.”


Rachel P.

“I worked with Chuck as a first time home buyer in the winter of 2008. Let me start out by saying that I am now writing this from my fabulous condo in the South Loop that Chuck helped me to find!! Needless to say I could not be happier with my purchase. Chuck listened to what I was looking for and showed me a great selection. He had a laid back and no pressure attitude toward me as a buyer when looking, and a no-nonsense, hardnosed attitude when helping to handle my sale. In a bidding war you want an agent that knows what to do, and no doubt Chuck’s expertise helped me to ‘win the war’ and walk away with a fairly priced unit. Yeah Chuck!!


Allison M.

Working with Chuck was easy. He is very knowledgeable about the South Loop, where I was looking. He has in depth information about individual buildings: their problems, management companies, etc. Anything he didn’t know off the top of his head, he found out and got back to me quickly. He worked with me to help me find the right place without wasting any time on properties that were not in my budget. I would definitely work with Chuck again.”


Kate N.

Chuck is one of the most patient and helpful realtors I have come across. As a first time buyer, I had questions about anything and everything. He is on the ball with all the latest developments in Chicago whether it be a great deal or being able to provide information on the ever-changing real estate laws. Chuck does a thorough job with his research and is very attentive to what his buyers are looking for. He went above and beyond – thank you Chuck!!”


Emily and Lynn

“When we moved from Tampa to Chicago we became frustrated looking at property. We had a very short time to find a place to live. Chuck helped us get a great deal on a fantastic corner unit in the West Loop. We had become discouraged and thought that the builder would not accept our offer. However, Chuck was very positive and encouraged us to place an offer. He helped us every step of the way .Without Chuck’s encouragement I am sure we’d have settled for a property we did not like as well. We’d love to have the opportunity to work with him again in the future.”


Adam B.

Chuck was very professional and yet extremely fun to work with while shopping for my condo. He was always very accommodating to my schedule even though he had multiple clients. The thing I remember most about Chuck is every time we saw a new property he had his list of questions, like any agent. However, at least once at every property we would visit the selling agent would say, “That’s a really good question I have never been asked that before. I will try and find you an answer.” At first I thought maybe previous buyer agents just were not as knowledgeable as Chuck. But after it happened multiple times I decided that Chuck is just one of, if not, the best. I recommended him to anyone I know who is shopping for a home in Chicago.”


Amy G.

“About a year and a half ago, I decided to take the plunge and move from a renter to a buyer. When I say I had no idea where to begin would be an understatement. I went to Chuck because I knew he would be able to be patient with me and help me to understand the whole process. I was about ready to make an offer on a place I liked, and he helped me realize that it probably would not be the right thing to do. He was right. I ended up finding a place that I liked better and that was WAY more in my price range. He still touches base with me to make sure everything is going well, and I appreciate that. I also take comfort in the fact that he is still there to answer any questions I have. He is not one of those realtors that disappear once the sale is done. You can count on him.”


Ted P.

Chuck is a true professional. I met Chuck at an open house and was very impressed by his easy-going approach towards prospective buyers. He was extremely knowledgeable and, as a broker, was an ideal match for a first time buyer like myself. I tried looking on my own for a while, but Chuck was able to quickly understand what I was looking for and find me a few units that were a great fit for me personally, rather than just trying to make a sale. Chuck found me a great home that met ALL of my requirements and was within my budget. He’s the best!”


Jenifer – West Loop

Jeff Payne is knowledgeable, patient, and sincere. From his recommendations and detailed explanations to his familiarity with the West Loop, from answering my plethora of questions to his support at the closing and continuous follow-up, Jeff’s guidance has been invaluable. This first time buyer could not have found a better Realtor!”


Chuck & Julie – Ukranian Village

“We moved from a different city and have never lived in Chicago. Jeff listened to what we wanted, made very helpful suggestions and worked extremely hard until we found exactly the right place for us. Jeff did a great job negotiating and getting us all the way through the entire process. Now whenever somebody tells me they are thinking about moving to Chicago I tell them their first call should be to Jeff!!”


Mary – Lincoln Park

Jeff is both a very knowledgeable professional and a great person to work with. In a very difficult market, Jeff carefully monitored conditions and gave me excellent advice on staging and pricing for my condo. When I ultimately decided to rent my condo rather than sell it because of the economic climate, Jeff quickly found excellent tenants. He truly believes in providing personal service and handles showings and open houses personally. Jeff showed great judgment in weeding out prospective renters and buyers who were looking for a steal and would only waste my time, and was thoroughly honest and candid in all matters. I definitely will call Jeff when it is time to sell my condo, and will readily recommend him to anyone looking for a Realtor.”


Jim – West Bucktown

“Jeff did a great, thorough job in listing my condo for rent. Jeff diligently showed my condo over 20 times until the right tenant was found! Jeff is a good judge of character and is very open and honest. I would definitely use Jeff again for any future real estate work.”



Tony, thank you so much for all your help in finding my new condo and for card, book and Home Depot gift card. Please forgive my tardiness in thanking you. In the rush of closing and moving your gift got locked away and I just found it!

I really appreciate all that you did and this was very thoughtful and generous on top of all your help. Again, many thanks.”


Don – West Loop

“Working with Best Chicago Properties and Jeff on the sale of my home was a breeze. He was very thorough and went the extra mile to explain contract details, ramifications and potential conflicts.

Before entering into an agreement Jeff made sure he understood my sales objectives, what would be acceptable and any nuisances that I had. He did a realistic analysis of comparable properties that had sold and were on the market. We discussed market conditions and timing.

Jeff then set out to find the right potential buyers and didn’t waste my time with repetitive questions or casual prospects. In one of the most difficult real estate markets in many years, we got a fair price in a surprisingly short period of time. The sale closed without a hitch.

I experienced none of the horror stories that have been floated during this down market with turbulent financing.

I would highly recommend Best Chicago Properties and Jeff to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. They will not give you false hopes or unrealistic expectations.”


Ian & Rana – West Loop

“We met Jeff two years ago when he was representing the seller of a property we bought – we knew then that he was going to be our Realtor in the future!

When we wanted to purchase a second property Jeff was very patient and courteous to our needs taking us to a variety of properties all over Chicago. He found us the perfect place and made the rest of the process easy!

Thank you again Jeff for your hard work and dedication in making other people happy. We would recommend your skill, dedication and professionalism to future buyer and/or sellers.”


Bridget & Neil – West Loop

Jeff, we would like to thank you for all your work in selling our home. You made the process extremely easy for us by giving us feedback on a regular basis. Once the condo was sold you also kept us informed through every step of the sales process and really put us at ease during a busy time. Your advice was greatly appreciated and we felt confident that our home was in great hands with you. The selling process was painless and we can’t thank you enough!”


Craig – Lakeview

Jeff, I wanted to write to thank you for your top-notch talent and above-and-beyond support in selling my condo. I’ve worked with many realtors over the years and you are by far, the best. While I’m sure you don’t have a large number of clients that buy a condo and then sell it within the course of six months, you were gracious, supportive, and responded well to my desire to make a profit, even after such a short ownership tenure. The fact that we had a signed offer within days of listing, at the selling price that I wanted, is nothing short of spectacular. Thank you for being so good at what you do. If and when I buy real estate in Chicago, you’re definitely the first person that I’ll call. “


Laura & Shoji – Irving Park

Jeff, Shoji and I wanted to write and say thank you for the guidance you provided us through this adventure of choosing and purchasing our first home. I have to say I was quite skeptical of the whole process at first, thinking most Realtors we met would be like telemarketers or used car salesmen in their tactics, but you were nothing of the kind and answered all our questions honestly and objectively. I don’t think Shoji and I would have felt ready to make such a huge purchase if we didn’t have someone like you guiding us through the process.”


Maia & Kate – Uptown

“We were first-time homebuyers, not really sure where to start. We had looked around at properties with other agents over the past couple of years, but nobody had shown us anyplace that felt special enough that we would want to make it our home. When we met Jeff, our luck changed! He understood what we were looking for, and knew what kind of a home would be right us–maybe even better than we did ourselves. Jeff’s trusted advice and unflagging enthusiasm helped guide us through the intimidating process of buying our first condo, and we are so delighted with our new home!”


Russ – Edgewater

“I am a real estate rehabber on a small scale. Jeff took on my lastest niche-market vintage property in a neighborhood where he hadn’t worked very much in the past – and sold the unit in 20 days (January 2006) for 98% of list price, a record high for that type of unit in the building. I now consult with him on future properties and will continue to work with him because he does everything right and gets the job done.”


David & Marcia – West Town

“After having our condo listed for a year with another real estate agent, we finally moved to Jeff. The result was an offer in 24 hours! Thanks for a great experience throughout the total sales process.”


Rachel & Bobby – River North

We were most impressed with Jeff’s professionalism. He helped us sell our home during a tough real estate market as well as make the purchase of our dream home a smooth process. Jeff kept us informed every step of the way and never hesitated to research questions that he did not know the answers to. Even our real estate attorney was impressed with the level of service Jeff provided…thanks Jeff!”


Jose – Lakeview

Jeff made buying my first home not only easy, but delightful. I’ve found a place through him that I couldn’t be happier with and he has demonstrated incredible follow-up as well, ensuring that as I continue to look for potential investments in the Chicago area, he will be the first person I turn to.”


Bob & Maggi – River North

Jeff, Bob and I were extremely happy that we chose you as the Realtor to sell our condo. As you know, we had listed it previously with another Realtor but got very little interest.

When you came on board, we felt you were really interested in selling our unit and gave us extremely beneficial professional advice. You designed promotional material did a great job of highlighting the benefits of our condo. Your program for marketing also worked well and within a short time our unit was sold.

One of the things we appreciated the most was your constant feedback to any sales opportunity. We felt we were fully informed at all times. I can’t tell you how much that meant to us in feeling confident that we chose the right Realtor. And obviously we did! Everything worked out well and we’re now where we want to be at the right time and with everything we hoped to have. We can’t thank you enough!”


Matt – West Loop

Jeff–You went above and beyond the call of duty in listing and selling my home. Your knowledge of the market, marketing skills and hard work is greatly appreciated. Thanks for making this process as painless as it was—as well as the great results you got for me!! I will definetly use your service in the future, as well as recommend you to my friends (most of whom did not have the same experience in the past as I did!)”


Ben – West Loop

“Being a first time home buyer, I was more than just a little apprehensive about the whole process and really had no idea where to start looking or what I really wanted. Jeff was fabulous throughout the whole process weather it was questions I had about property or real estate in general to concerns I had with a specific developments. What could have been a very stressful process was a blast and I look forward to finding my next property with Jeff.”


Miriam – West Loop

Jeff, thank you for providing all of the services that I needed to sell my property – from the market study through closing. I had expected to have to spend much more time and energy during the process, but you made it painless. I appreciate all of your work on my behalf!”


Todd – Lincoln Square

Jeff helped me through every step of the process…he truly made buying my condo hassle free!”


Veronika & Rodney – West Loop

“Jeff, our move overseas was made much easier with you handling the property management of our condo and then helping with the final sale of the property. While overseas, all simple things associated with real estate transactions in the USA become a true adventure, but thanks to your help and going the extra mile on everything we could not do being absent, everything turned out a success. We definitely would recommend Jeff to anyone in the situation having to move far away from Chicago. “


Rae – West Ridge

I would recommend Jeff anytime – his integrity and honesty made the process of selling my condo easy!”


Pamela – Logan Square

Jeff, thanks for all you did to help me find my beautiful new home. Words cannot approximate how happy I am to have realized this dream. I plan on handing out your business cards to everyone who mentions home buying! With much gratitude – Pamela “


Melissa & Dan – West Loop

Jeff, we listed our condo with you because of your knowledge of West Loop market values and your dedication to meeting our goals. You were there for us every step of the way and you took a lot of the stress out of the process. We are so happy with everything you did for us and we will highly recommend you to our friends!”


James & Carla – West Loop

“When we moved to Chicago from Upstate New York, we connected with Jeff and immediately decided to work with him to find our new condo because of his enthusiasm, professionalism and sincerity. Jeff listened to our needs and desires and from there he located 5 perfect condos from which to choose. Without Jeff, we would never have met our timeline for a quick close at the right price on the perfect vintage concrete loft which we now call home. If you want a high energy Broker who will be totally dedicated to finding you the right home at the right price, we recommend you work with Jeff.”


Chris, Courtney, Connor & Dylan – West Loop

“We chose Jeff to sell our condo because he is knowledgeable about the market, well-organized and committed to meeting our goals. Jeff took the time to explain the marketing strategy as well as what we can expect throughout the selling process. Jeff has taken the stress out of selling our home and we would definitely recommend him to our friends.”

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