"Expect More.... Having the right broker makes all the difference!"
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me. You ended up here either by searching for me specifically, a referral(thanks to that person!) or you clicked on my Adwerx box as you were on one of your favorite internet sites. However you landed here....THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!!
I'm very proud and honored to be an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker since 2002 focusing on the Northwest Suburbs east to the North Shore. I was raised in Mt.Prospect and graduated from John Hersey High School. I had such a wonderful high school experience, I decided to settle down in the same area. I am a Prospect Heights resident and now my children will travel a similar path as I, and are currently attending Hersey as well. I consider myself an expert when it comes to the northwest suburbs and know school districts 211 and 214 very well. My connection and expertise to the north shore is simple. My parents started their business in Glencoe in 1976 and eventually moved it to Highland Park where I spent my formative years into adulthood helping out. I consider both the NW suburbs and North Shore part of my DNA. I have extensive experience in all these communities as well as being a longstanding member of The Lions Club where we provide services to those without in all of these communities. If you take a moment to read my reviews you will see that many, if not all mention my attention to detail, being a calm and steady force during an emotional time as well as knowledge of contractual situations and negotiation. So what else can you expect of me?
Concierge style service
With you from contract to closing
Constant contact with attorney's, loan officers and inspectors.
Establishes a positive rapport with the co-operating broker so we can become a team and make the purchase/sale as smooth as possible for both parties
Knowledge of communites
Knowledge of schools.
Providing choices of highly rated attorney, mortgage and inspection services
Expert breakdown of all costs in a seller or buyer scenario
Positioning your property correctly to sell in an efficient manor
Getting you the maximum value whether on the buy side or sell side.
Outside of work, I spend time with my family, yard work and our newest additions to the family, Charlie and Oliver our maltipoos. I am an avid car and watch enthusiast and I always make time for a good cup of coffee.
Most important, I look forward to meeting with you and answering any questions you may have regarding a potential sale or purchase of a home and in turn creating another new relationship.
Clients are saying:
"Gus was great to work with. He was smart and worked very hard. He learned about my neighborhood to understand the type of buyer needed. He did the necessary research to find that buyer. He did provide encouragement when the market was slow. He was there every week holding an Open House. Finally when my unit sold, Gus worked with my Association, my Attorney, the buyers and the buyers Attorney to make that last few weeks prior to closing go as smooth as possible. He will be representing me in another sale & purchase."
"I highly recommend Gus Karigan, when it comes to searching for your dream home! Thank you, Gus, for helping me find mine! I'm extremely satisfied!"
"Having Gus Karigan as our agent for the purchase of our condo was a wonderful experience. he was supportive, pleasant, very knowledgeable and was always there for us when we had a question or concern. Looking for a condo was very stressful and Gus always was there with positive advice. We thank him for his professionalism and how he made this stressful time much easier. We will always recommend him if and when we have the opportunity. he's the best!"
"For me it was important to find someone that listens with an intention of trying to understand where I came from as a buyer. Gus gets it! He knows his stuff and stayed committed to make sure we found the home we all loved. We just closed on the home, and thanks to Gus, we are so amazed with how great our whole buying experience was. Even in moments that we were stressed out, he remained level-headed. We are thankful for the opportunity to work with this amazing person and our family is thrilled we found him."
"I have to say working with Gus was easy. He was able to find me my first home very quickly by providing advice and guidance. He was able to provide me with a lot of different homes to choose from in my preferred areas and he was able to help me narrow down my home search to the areas I really wanted to live in and give me options of available homes to look at. He was very proactive and was able to get us showings of the homes I was interested in very quickly to effectively use our time wisely and see multiple homes in the same area in one day. He was very good at communicating and checking in with me. I would say as a whole it was a pleasure to work with Gus and if I had to go back and do it all again I wouldn't change a thing."