Drawing upon more than 15 years of diverse experience, over 450 sold units, and over $100 million closed volume in the Chicago marketplace, you can be assured that I have handled almost every type of situation real estate has to offer.
As a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Urban Planning, I am able to help clients make smart choices regarding how to best protect and enjoy their real estate investments. From a first time buyer on a tight budget to an experienced seller placing a luxury home on the market, I know that my reputation for quality service has to be earned with each client. In fact, I stay in touch with my clients well past the closing table and help them to make long-term decisions about how to increase their homes' value and assess the changing marketplace.
Beyond my broad and deep residential and commercial real estate background, it is my passion for the job that is perhaps my most valuable asset. I am long-time Chicago resident and I truly know and love the city and surrounding suburbs, in which my clients wish to purchase or sell real estate. My success is not only demonstrated by my happy clients, but also by the industry recognition that I have achieved each and every year that I have been in the business.
Lastly, I take great pride in my role as your being your advocate. As such, I see it as my job to smooth the pathway to your end goal and ensure that your real estate transaction is as efficient and stress-free and possible. During the buying or selling process, I am your counselor and guide but also your on-site contact and project manager. This means that I promise to handle every step of the transaction: from attending the inspection and speaking to the attorneys to personally attending every showing and handling a strong negotiation. Beyond this, I look forward to staying connected to all of my clients as a resource long after the sale or purchase of their home. It is always my hope that the relationship I establish with clients will be a long one, and I provide the highest level of service possible to ensure that this is the case.
Clients are saying:
"Chad has done a great job representing me in the purchase and sale of several homes. Smart and hardworking. Thoroughly knowledge of the local market. Great negotiating skills. Excellent results and a pleasure to deal with."
"I would highly recommend Chad. I spoke to him a few times and told him the location, amenities and price range I was looking for in a condo. I scheduled a visit from Tampa to Chicago for a weekend to view his selections. I saw 5 great properties and bought one. Chad definitely understood the market and price point. He did not push me one way or the other. The properties he selected all had a little different style, but within the area I desired from the start. In the end, it was easy for me to make an intelligent selection/purchase even being from out-of-town.Give Chad Duda a shot to earn your business. You will be glad you did!"
"Chad helped me buy my two properties, accompanying me from finding a place, through finalizing a mortgage and signing the lease. Chad has tremendous experience, a great network of contacts and the ability to find a great deal. I felt he really respected my time and understood what I wanted. I would highly recommend Chad to anyone looking for a home, or an investment property in Chicago."
"During our first meeting with Chad he spent about an hour simply talking to us about the process of buying step by step. Being first time buyers this was immensely helpful just to get the lay of the land. It only took us a couple of trips out with him to find the place that we wound up buying. He walked us through each step from putting in an offer all the way through closing. There were a few hiccups along the way with various things, and he did a great job with communicating with us, our lender, our lawyer, and the sellers, and he kept us in the loop the whole time. A few things that were really nice throughout the process: he worked quickly and didn't have us linger in homes that he could tell we weren't interested in. It's also apparent that he knows this city extremely well. He was extremely thorough through the whole process-again very helpful since we haven't been through it before. It also consistently felt like he was genuinely invested in us and helping us find the right place. In keeping with the quality of his services throughout, he also sent us a gift basket as a housewarming present. We would absolutely recommend Chad to anyone looking for a realtor to help them buy."
"I had the pleasure of working with Chad on both the buy and the sell side, and I highly recommend him for a number of reasons. First of all, when looking to buy, he took the time to understand and probe what was truly important to me. This helped not only me better understand what identify what I wanted, but it helped our search go very efficiently. Second, he was direct and realistic in the negotiation process. I appreciated his candor and transparency when it came to the negotiation - he also was dead on when it came to what I could negotiate and what I couldn't. Also, on the sell side, he was right to advise me on taking an offer that came in slightly below asking. The market in Chicago continued to slide after that, and had I waited would have lost a ton of money. Third, he has a designer eye and vision for what a space could become. He helped me imagine what the condo I purchased could be with a remodel and interior design. Not only that, but he connected me with AMAZING contractors to do the work as well as an interior designer to pick out furniture. Last, Chad is intelligent and has a heart. Not to generalize, but there are some real estate agents out there who aren't smart and aren't sincere- Chad is smart and savvy when it comes to real estate and he cares about his work and clients."