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 their West Loop office 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!
When you work with Chuck Gullett, you’re working with the best Chicago broker.