Chris Gaggero Team

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Overall 4.9 star rating out of 50 reviews


"Chris did an amazing job assessing, strategizing, marketing and selling our home. He really understood the kind of buyer who would be interested in our home in our neighborhood. He also had an astute understanding of the market for homes in our neighborhood and how to present our home to prospective buyers. We got our asking price, which was higher than we expected, and sold in just 2 days. Chris was extremely easy to work with and provided knowledge and skill during the whole process that was very reassuring and relieving of the inevitable stress of selling property."


"George is extremely caring, thoughtful, intelligent, and personable. My husband and I felt as if we were working with a great, long-time friend. He is also extremely attentive. For example, when we found a property that we wanted to see on a Saturday morning, George got back to us within minutes to set up a viewing for us that very day. Throughout the process, George gave us great practical financial advice on negotiating for homes and helping us understand the housing market and buying process. We always felt that we were in great hands, and George also put us in touch with others to help ease the process. For example, our lender, attorney, inspector, and even, post-purchase, our painter, were all recommended by George and a pleasure to work with. George was attentive and helpful during each step and was even happy to be at our long and arduous closing. He always promptly responded to text, messages, and emails and spent hours with us on the phone answering all of our questions. We feel lucky to have had such a great first-time buying experience and can't thank George enough."


"Chris Gaggero is simply perfect. He is a very calm and logical person to have with you as you go through this process which can be very stressful and emotional. He listens to everything you have to say about your wish list but also tries to open your mind to other possibilities. Our experience with Chris was perfect because after every viewing, we would debrief and he would let us speak our minds. We would get so excited over certain features about a place and he would listen and then he would always bring us back down to earth and remind us what we truly wanted and help us to calculate the possible mortgage and put it all in perspective. He answers every question and is thorough with his answers. If he doesnt respond on the same day, he definitely responds the next day. He is candid and thoughtful which we truly appreciate. We would recommend him to anyone and also use him in the future."


"We worked with George to both purchase a new home and sell our previous home. He was wonderful to work with. Very attentive and available, with good ideas and thoughtful advice. We never felt like he was just trying to make a deal work, but that he had our best interests at heart and would do what needed to be done for us to have a positive experience. He was a great help to us and we would highly recommend him!"


"We were very fortunate to have Chris and find the amazing condo at an incredible value. His assistance throughout the process was terrific !"


"We could not have asked for a better agent to guide us through the process of buying our first home. We were making the purchase from across the country, which could have made the process much more complicated and stressful but for George. In the beginning, his knowledge and familiarity with the area helped us efficiently and confidently narrow down our search - which was critical because we were not very familiar ourselves. When we flew in to visit to do two days of house hunting he put together a great package of listings and graciously allowed us to see as many as we needed to take advantage of our limited time. All around, he was extremely helpful, patient, and accommodating. Throughout the process he was proactive in his communications, anticipating our questions, concerns, and needs. He consistently took the time to explain next steps and give us information as we needed it, careful not to overwhelm us. He also set us up by recommending an outstanding team--a great lender and fantastic attorney. We were so grateful to have someone that we could trust completely--he is truly a pro with great judgment and integrity. I can't recommend him more and plan to recommend him every opportunity I get."


"We worked with Chris over the last 3 years with 2 purchases and one sale and Chris helped us each step of the way. He is knowledgeable about the different neighborhoods and realistic about price, so that the sales went quickly. When we were looking to buy, we looked at over one hundred properties and he was patient when we were not. Chris is the consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell a property."


"George came to me highly recommended, and after working with him, I'm happy to recommend him to anyone. He was responsive, professional and friendly. Although there were a few hiccups in the process (on the buyer's side), George was patient and reassuring and in the end, the sale went off as expected. Good guy and total pro."


"Chris Gaggero was FANTASTIC and a pleasure. He was knowledgeable, insightful and flexible. We already ave recommended him to some friends and (as we recruiting folks to Evanston) will continue to do so!"


"George was tremendously efficent, friendly, responsive, and helped walk us through what was coming. I've bought / sold over 15 properties as we moved around the country, I can say there was not a better experience."


"Chris was outstanding throughout in every regard. If I had to buy or sell another house, I would not even think about working with anybody else. We were preparing for months of showings, but the house sold in less than a week. Highly recommended!"



"George is super friendly and helpful. He provided great guidance and recommendations during my condo hunt. Very pleased all around!"


"We were very happy with Chris Gaggero and highly recommend him to any seller or buyer. He helped us feel comfortable and confident throughout the process with his expert guidance and personable manner. Chris always communicated quickly and effectively with all parties involved. We will definitely use him again in the future."


"Finding homes for sale is easy now with countless websites and apps that to help your search and learn about properties you're interested in (@properties provides these services too). Chris was able to help me in ways much more important than finding options; he helped me make sound decisions. I was open to living in a variety of neighborhoods and types of buildings and Chris provided valuable information on neighborhood history, different types of building materials, and insight into the life of the properties we visited. Also, when professional resource were necessary that I did not have, he provided contacts that maintained the same level of excellent advice and service. Now that I'm moved in, Chris is still helping connect me with people that will make my condo home!"


"With my husband's career, every promotion required a move to another state or another country. This is my seventh experience with the house-hunting/ buying and selling process and Chris was my Realtor for buying in this particular instance. In every aspect, Chris is as good as the best I have encountered and better than most. He is thorough in determining your criteria and comprehensive in selecting and presenting every property which fits your needs and desires. There was never any pressure or rush to purchase and I came to implicitly trust his sense of timing and the sequential order of how one goes about making a decision to buy. I was confident, on the day of writing the offer, that I had made the right choice. I experienced no anxiety. As excellent as Chis is, in all regards, he surpasses everyone in his process of market analysis and determining the value of a specific property, given the past and current market. I have previously had two Realtors who were MBAs and Chris can crunch the numbers, and explain his process of evaluation, better than either of them. In the contract negotiations I remained confident in our counter offers and the final price, based on Chris' analysis. Throughout the Attorney Review, Chris remained an active partner with my attorney and myself and continued to act as my advocate. Again he was thorough, detail oriented, knowledgeable, and responsive. As a bonus to Chris' professionalism, he is good company and I enjoyed his lovely accent and his sharing of charming British colloquialisms. The "house hunting" was a joy, and the coming to fruition of closing a manageable process, because of Chris' intelligence, experience, and professional demeanor. I would not hesitate giving my highest recommendation of Chris to any friend or relative."


"Chris was very professional and went above and beyond my expectations to help me present my condo unit appropriately to sell."


"Chris was recommended to me by a friend and I'll enthusiastically recommend him to any of my friends in the future. He was so helpful and responsive, giving me candid advice and was very patient with my inexperience. No weird sales-guy vibe, just a personable but professional demeanor. He made a potentially very stressful experience almost enjoyable. Thanks Chris!"


"Our broker Chris Gaggero was a great help with every aspect of our real estate purchase. We have been happy with his services throughout the years. He is very knowledgable in every aspect that is involved in the purchase and sale of real estate. I have and will continue to recommend him to anybody looking to sell or purchase a property throughout the Chicagoland area."



"Chris was an ideal realtor. I could not have had a better experience with anyone else. Not only was he very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods I was looking at, but he really got to know me and my situation. The thing I liked the best about him was that he was informative but never pushy. He walked me through each step before it happened and made the entire stressful process of buying a home not so stressful. Great realtor that I would highly recommend."


"Chris Gaggero is an exceptional professional who generates a great deal of confidence. He was extremely responsive to all our inquiries, and in general a pleasant individual to deal with on what are obviously important decisions."


"Chris was wonderful to work with. He was extremely organized, professional, honest and genuine. At no point did we feel any pressure - he was very patient with us despite the fact that we were having a difficult time deciding whether or not we wanted to stay in the city or look in the suburbs. He really listened to our needs and showed us only properties that fit those needs, and offered helpful advice when needed."


"Chris was amazingly patient, honest and easy-going. He understood what we were looking for and worked hard to help us find exactly the right place with absolutely no pressure, ever. He also helped us navigate the mortgage possibilities, which was all new to us being first time home buyers. Overall, working with Chris was a great experience."


"My wife and I were thrilled to have Chris as our broker. He helped us find a wonderful home and negotiated a great price. Chris is thorough, patient and responsive. Chris also recommended a great attorney and inspector to help us through the process. As stressful as home-buying can be, it was always a comfort to know that we were in such good hands. I would highly recommend Chris as a broker. We will certainly be using him again the next time we are looking to buy or sell."


"Very much enjoyed working with Chris on buying this home. Key strengths:--Listening. He really listens--and remembers/comprehends--in understanding and distilling desires and needs.--Thoughtful. Building upon active listening, he offered ideas, suggestions and feedback that helped my own thinking evolve as we jumped into what is an overheated market.--Empathic. Think this may be a shining attribute. I wouldn't consider myself to be a typical buyer. I'd been a lifelong renter and enjoyed being one, but circumstances created the need to purchase a home. One of my biggest concerns entering into the market was how I--a somewhat reluctant buyer--would mesh with someone whose job it is to find potential homes to purchase. And this is what made the process so comfortable. I felt like I was working with someone who shared my perspective. But the truth was that Chris respected my perspective, and worked within those parameters to make the process itself actually enjoyable.--Professional. Did what he said he would do. Was either patient or encouraging when needed. Well organized. And he knows his numbers. His own estimate of what the house would appraise at was spot on.--Amiable (and not overbearing). My perky-Perky-PERKY! stereo type of real estate agents was shattered by Chris (or maybe he is an anomaly). He is pleasant, refreshingly low key, ready with a smile.Most importantly, I would work with him again, and would recommend him to any of my friends."



"We loved working with Chris. He's knowledgeable, accessible. He understood perfectly well what we were looking for in a home, and was patient until we found it. If there was something more he could have done at any point, I can't imagine what that might have been."



"Chris Gaggero was the best real estate agent one could ever hope to have. He was gracious, kind, patient, and persistent. I would recommend him only with the highest regards. If ever we need an agent again, we would not work with anyone else."



"We loved working with Chris and felt he always had our interests at the very front of his priorities. He was always responsive, found lots of houses for us to look at across a range of price/ type categories we provided him, and helped us decide on the one that was really a great fit with our family's needs. He was patient with our changing search (fixer-upper vs. move-in ready), and importantly, he was a pleasure to spend time with as we drove between properties. He is far from the pushy, plastic realtor one worries about. Thanks Chris!"



"We had an unusual combination of "must haves" and Chris came through, finding us the perfect short sale in a difficult climate. He was patient, never pushy, and was spot on when it came to how much we should offer. He understood and demystified the process, helped us keep to a complicated schedule, and was very diplomatic about working with a difficult mortgage banker. We can't recommend Chris highly enough!"



"Chris is simply the best. He offered useful advice about preparing my house for the market, lined up a great professional photographer for pictures, and then gave me an honest perspective on what the house was worth and what price we should list it at. The printed and online materials he prepared to advertise the house were beautiful and accurate, and they brought more than 25 potential buyers into the first open house. The house sold in seventeen days, and Chris handled all the negotiations calmly and professionally. I know there are lots of fine realtors in Chicago, but you will not find a more knowledgeable, more articulate, or more thoughtful one to work with than Chris."



"Chris Gaggero is such a pleasure to work with! He understood our desires for a condo unit perfectly and meticulously researched the market to find units that would genuinely interest us. He was well informed about the kinds of issues that could cause problems in the future, and we appreciated his coaching as we made our decisions. In one case, he discovered that the great apartment we all liked was about to be overshadowed by an adjacent high-rise project, thus saving us a lot of heartache. I have recommended Chris to many friends and colleagues who are moving to Chicago, and all of them have found him a dream to work with."



"Chris has helped us buy two homes, and he was wonderful both times. He was attuned to what we were looking for and knew the North Shore really well, but he was never pushy when looking at homes with us. He was also wonderfully flexible when it came to scheduling walk-throughs, and was able to help us find an attorney when it came time to close. He's the best out there!"



"Chris is an erudite, articulate, thoughtful, precise and thoroughly enjoyable person to work with. He was engaged every moment of the search and made the difficulty of home buying as smooth and hassle free as possible. I know four others who have an equally high opinion of him. I have, and will continue to refer other friends and colleagues to him as well."



"Chris helped us find a vacant lot to build on in Evanston, which is not an easy task, and since we were not purchasing a home I knew his commission on the sale of a lot would not be great, still he was very responsive and knowledgeable, specially when it came to choosing an area of Evanston for us to build and raise our child. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for property or home in Chicago or Evanston."



"Chris is a fantastic realtor. He found us the perfect home, and was helpful and supportive throughout the process. We appreciated that he was very knowledgeable about the market and offered great advice. And most importantly, he is truly sincere in wanting to help people find the home that suits them best. We felt like we were in great hands with Chris, and we highly recommend him."



"I couldn't have been more pleased with Chris. He went so far above and beyond what I thought a broker would do that I have recommended him many times since we bought our house. I continue to go to Chris for real estate advice and have found hi knowledgeable in every area I have needed help in."



"Chris is an outstanding agent! His commitment to provide a superior real estate service made our experience pleasant and with no pressure to make a decision. His broad knowledge of the market, his understanding and genuine interest in finding us the right place to accommodate our extended family helped us made an informed decision when choosing the right home for us. We could have not asked for a better agent than Chris!"



"Chris is everything you want in a real estate agent and more. He really listens to your needs and is very knowledgeable about every aspect of the housing market and the city of Chicago. He is patient and never pushy. He made every effort to find me a condo that fit all my needs perfectly! I would highly recommend him."



"Chris helped us buy our home 7 years ago, and he is still the one I would call if I were buying or selling. Not only is he an expert in all aspects of real estate, he is also one of the most personable people we have had the pleasure of knowing!"



"Over the years, we've bought and sold two different homes with Chris, and we loved working with him through all these transactions. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable, diligent, a terrific listener, and really understands how to communicate the information you need to understand a complicated market like Chicagoland. You'll have an agent who is truly on your side, and who strikes a perfect balance between saying what you need to hear about buying or selling your home -- even hard truths! -- and being patient and understanding throughout the entire process. We recommend him without reservation."



"If you are looking for a smart, hard-working, no-drama realtor who has your best interests at heart, Chris is your guy. He is the antithesis of your stereotypical realtor, putting to rest the myth that all realtors must be aggressive and obnoxious to be successful. We stumbled upon him at an open house when we first moved to Chicago and were looking to buy; eight years later we hunted him down to sell our place when we were leaving the area. He has always had our best interests at heart, and when he prices your home he will take tremendous care to give you (and explain to you) a data-driven analysis. Sign a contract with this guy, and then listen to his advice. You won't be sorry."



"Chris did a wonderful job helping me sell my apartment, We first explored the marketplace with a pocket listing, determined that our pricing was on target, and made some cosmetic changes suggested by agents who came through. After the condo was put up for sale on a Thursday evening we had 20 requests for showings. By Monday we received 3 offers, with one over asking price.Chris was great to work with from our initial discussions through the close of the transaction--calm, intelligent, responsive. I can recommend him without reservation."



"Chris is patient and knowledgeable, an agent who is a pleasure to deal with. His taste is impeccable and he doesn't hesitate to offer sound advice. All of his skills are indispensable for negotiating the volatile market in Chicago."



"Chris was perfect for us, as Brits buying a home for the first time in the USA. He was patient in explaining how the process worked; he took extra time to show us round a range of properties; he was a great listener and observer, genuinely interested and curious in what our preferences were, and perceptive in what sort of home we would end up going for. Above all Chris was calm in what can be a very stressful process. We recommend him without reservation."



"Chris is in a class all his own. He is bright, witty and intelligent. Although he does this for a living, he will never let you over pay for a house. He is diligent, thoughtful and a true professional. We have bought two houses with Chris and working on a third. All you have to do is tell Chris is what you are looking for. He will find it for you. If you are serious about buying or selling a home, Chris is the man for the job."



"Chris worked with us long distance (we are in Colorado now) and he was great to work with from day one until the close, especially helping with getting some final last minute unexpected issues cleared up and agreed upon with the buyers. He took change of the situation found the information we needed and acted quickly. Our time from to market to close was 3 months and we had no issues getting the price Chris thought we could get.Here kept everything moving and worked well with the buyers agent, listened to our ideas and voiced his own when he knew we needed them. Great service overall."



"Chris is by far the best real estate professional with whom I've ever worked. He is honest, dependable, and very hard working. We were needing to sell our condo in Chicago in a hurray and Chris came to the rescue. I've worked with many real estate professionals over the years, but I can definitely say Chris far surpasses any of them in terms of his concern for his clients' needs, his dependability, and overall ability to get the job done. I can't recommend him highly enough."



"You will not find a real estate agent more likely than Chris Gaggero to go the "extra mile" to find you a home you will love. He is smart, kind, hard-working and he has a sixth sense about what you are going to like. I can not speak highly enough about Chris. He was really fantastic. I wish he would help me make all my decisions."



"I can only say wonderful things about Chris Gaggero as a real estate agent. Not only did Chris help me figure out where I wanted to live in Chicago, but he helped me find the perfect place for me within my budget during a five day trip. Afterwards he worked with my mortgage broker and attorney to make the purchase as easy as possible. Chris really went above and beyond for me and I am so happy that I had a chance to work with him and would highly recommend him to anyone hoping to purchase a home in the Chicago area"



"Chris was great to work with. I was really impressed with how carefully he listened to what I wanted, how quickly he completely understood and kept my priorities in the forefront when we looked at houses. He provided great data to help judge the value of the houses we looked at which helped in bidding and negotiating. I never once felt like he was selling me anything. He made the whole crazy real estate experience quite pleasant. I sung his praises to all my friends from the first meeting until the closing."



"Chris is a fabulous broker who went beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions for us. He is very smart and really understands the market. He provided us with invaluable advice for fixing up our unit and making it "showable." Our unit was under contract within two weeks. When we ran into unforeseen difficulties with our building and condo association, Chris proved to be brilliant in helping us negotiate these problems. He is also just a delightful person."



"We were more than pleased with Chris as our broker. He is so reasonable, knowledgeable and just a calming presence for us and also, I think, for our buyers. It is nice to work with someone who is not pushy and whom we felt always had our best interest at heart."



"I was actually referred to Chris by my son! My son was confident I would be in good, thoughtful, professional hands. My son was extremely involved with many life concerns and felt reassured he would not have "to worry" about any of the process Chris took me through! I have not been involved with a house purchase since 1970 in Ohio. I wanted to "learn too". Chris took me to a variety of places which helped me get glimpses of Chicago regarding housing. He was thoughtful and sensitive to what was important to me. Since I did not know what was important to consider in purchasing, he gave attention and informed me of pitfalls and concerns of value for quality living. Chris helped me get a team of ethical, personable professionals - lawyers and mortgage officers. He was willing to talk with a colleague that knew of these matters. He really assisted with all my connections related to this purchase. I am most grateful---needless to say "very satisfied"."



"Ive been meaning to write to say that I am SO thankful and appreciative of all of your hard work in helping us find our little house. The house is so special to us the perfect match! And I really appreciated your help in navigating the ups and downs of selling the condos, particularly in this unpredictable housing environment. So THANK YOU!!!"



"Chris was fantastic! His knowledge of environmental issues and understanding our priorities when looking for a home was more than we could have asked for in a Realtor. The variety and appropriateness of the properties he showed us was spot on and he never pressured us at all. We'd work with Chris again and plan on recommending him to any friends that are looking."



"Chris strikes the perfect balance between aggressive, responsive advocate, and Zen counselor. Think Martha Stewart meets Yoda. Chris talked my wife and me off the ledge when we were ready to give up on trying to sell our house. Lo and behold, we were on the good side of a bidding war days later."



"Chris gets all excellent marks! As a first time home buyer, there's naturally a certain level of anxiety with the uncertainty of what to expect throughout the process. Chris took the time to explain each step of the home buying process and as I moved through it, I felt as if it was old hat for me. He helped me assemble an excellent homebuying team. We weren't familiar with Chicago, but Chris helped us narrow down the neighborhoods to meet our needs. As the selection of properties began to narrow down, Chris used our feedback to direct our efforts to exactly what would fit our needs and budget in the neighborhood we settled on. After 3 short trips to Chicago from our previous home in New Jersey, we placed a winning offer and we are enjoying our new home. Thanks for everything!"



"Chris Gaggero far exceeded all our expectations in every aspect of the buying and selling process. His knowledge and experience led to a quick sell of a property despite a very difficult market. I have already referred him to others who are also very pleased with him. I will definitely continue to use him as my real estate agent in the future."



"Chris made the entire process of our first home purchase a real pleasure. His knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods and markets is extensive, and he helped us find a number of places that perfectly matched our needs and price range. We are thrilled with the place we ended up buying -- and with the price he negotiated for us! We would definitely work with Chris again, and we've already recommended him to friends."



"Chris worked hard to show us the best properties in our price range, he called our attention to little details in each place, and he always gave us his honest opinion of properties and neighborhoods. What I like best about Chris is that he never rushed us or pushed us at all. He always made us feel at ease, always listened, and always took us seriously. This was our first time buying property, and I would happily recommend Chris to any of my friends or colleagues."



"Chris was a fabulous resource during the whole process. He quickly understood what I was looking for, always asking me the right kind of questions to help me evaluate my interest in a certain property and come to a decision. He was very responisve by both phone and email in getting back to me on all my questions and concerns (there were many!). With it being a short sale there was a lot of complexity and time deadlines involved - Chris proactively followed up with all people to make sure that things were moving along correctly and quickly and making sure that all the right questions were be asked and answered. He took the time to explain the process to me. Following the closing he continued to keep in touch to see how he could help me with the settling in process and directed me to reliable people to help with some jobs that needed to be done. I highly recommend Chris!"



"Chris is a real professional, and because of that, he inspires a lot of confidence. And he put together a great team. The most comforting part of the whole process was knowing that there was nothing to worry about, because Chris had it all take care of. I can't imagine buying or selling a home without Chris."



"We could not imagine a better fit with a real estate agent. Chris was confident and endlessly resourceful in the face of our very difficult budget and location criteria. He was vocal and knowledgeable about the relative value and risks of the properties we considered, and gave advice with a genuine warmth and wit that made even the most tedious parts of the process enjoyable. As first-time home buyers, Chris was extremely patient with our many, many questions and was an important advocate throughout the mortgage process. We would immediately (and have already in fact) recommend him to friends and family. Our house is perfect for us, and for our family to come."



"Chris is a professional dedicated to his clients and his job. He listens to you as client and person and makes sure he understands your needs. Even though this is a very competitive and dynamic market, Chris always works hard (and often goes above and beyond) to make sure you're satisfied with both, the process and property. I would recommend Chris services to anyone, friend, coworker or family member. Thank you Chris!"



"Chris is professional, personable, and kind. He listened carefully to what we needed, expertly guided us through the process of both buying and selling a house, and maintained a great sense of humor throughout. Even though we know he's one of the busiest brokers in the area, we never once felt rushed or overlooked. He gave great attention to every showing and conversation we had. He is a pleasure to work with, and we can't recommend him highly enough."



"I'm so happy and grateful that Chris was our agent! He was extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and very professional throughout the process. His knowledge made us feel more comfortable and confident with the negotiation process, which allowed us to buy the home we've always wanted at the right price!"



"Chris has been great through the entire process, both buying and selling. He was an advocate, a sounding board and a pathfinder. What we most appreciate was the time he took to understand what we were looking for as buyers and that he was able to advise patience where it was appropriate. He was truly interested in finding the right home for us, and he did. Thanks."



"Chris is super friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. As first time homebuyers, we were very pleased with how he demystified the process and made it a true pleasure."



"Chris was accessible and knowledgeable, but never pushy. He quickly developed a great feel for the kind of home and neighborhood we were seeking, and we love where we live!"



"Chris was great. He is very helpful, cares a lot about his clients, and will do everything to make sure they are satisfied and get what they are looking for. He is very honest."



"Chris is very knowledgeable and extremely diligent. He is never pushy but gives us tons of information and let's us make the decisions."



"Chris Gaggero was a wonderful broker! He always was willing and able to answer my thousands of questions. He was a delight to spend time with and a fountain of useful information on neighborhoods, mortgages, and the like. I can't recommend him enough."



"Chris is a terrific realtor, patient, perceptive, and extremely knowledgeable. He listens carefully and is good at talking through possibilities. Most importantly, he's never pushy. He takes his cues from the client and thinks creatively to make sure people will be happy with their choices. I recommend him to everyone."



"Chris is a fantastic agent. Working with him was an absolute pleasure, he helped us sell our home in a difficult market and was honest, clear, and incredibly friendly throughout. I would recommend him to my closest friends and family unreservedly."



"From the moment we met Chris we knew that we were in good hands. He is a calming force, loaded with information, and ready to work very hard. He was extremely thorough and detail oriented in our "comp" process--as our home was difficult to "comp," and he allowed us to choose the price we were comfortable with, while helping us to find the right one. Our house was on the market for just 17 days before we accepted an offer just $10,00 off our asking price! Chris was wonderfully tough during negotiations, and really represented us fairly and considerately--a difficult line to walk for some. Chris sold our house quickly and helped us find our current home--an off again, on again, feel our way process that lasted more than 18 months. All the while Chris took our lead, let us be when looking was too much, and was ready the moment we wanted to begin again. We could not be happier with both processes. Thank you Chris! You made this journey a real pleasure."



"Chris is fantastic. He put us at ease, helped us through the process and found us a house that we love!"



"We are very happy with our new home and many thanks to Chris Gaggero for guiding us during all stages of condo purchase."



"Chris providing expert advice and assistance without ever being overbearing or impatient. We have already recommended him highly to friends looking to buy."



"Chris was great throughout the entire process. He was insightful, made good decisions, and was always available when we had questions or concerns. We would certainly recommend him highly to anyone needing a real estate agent."



"Every thing about my broker did very satisfactory. I would recommend him to anyone that is buying a home."



"Chris was very helpful during the whole process. We never felt pressure to do anything we were not comfortable doing. He was very open, and honest with opinions when asked. Chris is also knowledgeable in the types and history of a variety of dwellings. We would definitely recommend Chris to anyone looking for professional and broker!"



"I can only say wonderful things about Chris Gaggero as a real estate agent. Not only did Chris help me figure out where I wanted to live in Chicago, but he helped me find the perfect place for me within my budget during a five day trip. Afterwards he worked with my mortgage broker and attorney to make the purchase as easy as possible. Chris really went above and beyond for me and I am so happy that I had a chance to work with him and would highly recommend him to anyone hoping to purchase a home in the Chicago area."



"Chris was great to work with. I was really impressed with how carefully he listened to what I wanted, how quickly he completely understood and kept my priorities in the forefront when we looked at houses. He provided great data to help judge the value of the houses we looked at which helped in bidding and negotiating. I never once felt like he was selling me anything. He made the whole crazy real estate experience quite pleasant. I sung his praises to all my friends from the first meeting until the closing."



"Chris is a fabulous broker who went beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions for us. He is very smart and really understands the market. He provided us with invaluable advice for fixing up our unit and making it "showable." Our unit was under contract within two weeks. When we ran into unforeseen difficulties with our building and condo association, Chris proved to be brilliant in helping us negotiate these problems. He is also just a delightful person."



"We were more than pleased with Chris as our broker. He is so reasonable, knowledgeable and just a calming presence for us and also, I think, for our buyers. It is nice to work with someone who is not pushy and whom we felt always had our best interest at heart."



"Chris was an ideal realtor. I couldn't have had a better experience with anyone else. Not only was he very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods I was looking at, but he really got to know me and my situation. The thing I liked the best about him was that he was informative but Never Pushy. He walked me through each step before it happened and made the entire stressful process of buying a home not so stressful. Great realtor that I would highly recommend."



"Chris was wonderful to work with. He was extremely organized, professional, honest and genuine. At no point did we feel any pressure--he was very patient with us despite the fact that we were having a difficult time deciding whether or not we wanted to stay in the city or look in the suburbs. He really listened to our needs and showed us only properties that fit those needs, and offered helpful advice when needed. I wouldn't hesitate working with him again and will highly recommend him to others."



"Chris was amazingly patient, honest and easy-going. He understood what we were looking for and worked hard to help us find exactly the right place with absolutely no pressure, ever. He also.helped us navigate the mortgage possibilities, which was all new to us being first time home buyers. Overall, working with Chris was a great experience."



"Actually, I was referred to Chris by my son! My son was confident I would be in good, thoughtful, professional hands. My son was extremely involved with many life concerns (Chicago school strike for one) and felt reassured he would not have "to worry" about any of the process Chris took me through! I have not been involved with a house purchase since 1970 in Ohio (and with a husband). I wanted to "learn too". Chris took me to a variety of places which helped me get glimpses of Chicago regarding housing. He was thoughtful and sensitive to what was important to me. Since I did not know what was important to consider in purchasing, he gave attention and informed me of pitfalls and concerns of value for quality living. Chris helped me get a team of ethical, personable other professionals (lawyer, and mortgage persons). He was willing to talk with a colleague that knew of these matters. He really assisted with all my connections related to this purchase. I am most grateful---needless to say "very satisfied"."


"Chris is the best. If you want to work with an agent who is honest, reliable, and personable, Chris your man. We had a great experience buying our condo, all because of Chris' expert guidance. He came highly, highly recommended, and we would recommend him just as highly."


"Chris Gaggero did a great job. He kept me informed, always answered my e-mails or phone calls, and was easy to work with. I couldn't of asked for anything more in a broker. Thanks Chris!"


"Chris is by far the best realtor in which I have worked. I moved from out of State. In advance, I set up 6 house showings with 5 different realtors from the Evanston area. Out of all 5 realtors we met with, Chris was the only one to follow-up with me to see if I had any additional questions, provide me with additional comps, and set me up with additional showings. He also went above and beyond by knowing the market so well in the Evanston area that he was able to show me a home that had just been removed from the market. Chris is friendly, has a very calm demeanor, and does NOT pressure you buy anything. Chris is very knowledgeable and was able to explain the home-buying process in Illinois. He guided us through the offer process and was an excellent negotiator, he made suggestions of items in which to negotiate into the price of the home which was very helpful. Chris is extremely quick to respond to emails/phone calls and his response is always a well thought out answer to a question or comment to an ongoing conversation. He is very personable and an all around excellent realtor. I would use him again if I were in the market to buy/sell a home. I would most definitely recommend you to use him as your realtor, you will not be dissatisfied with the level of service you receive."



"We found Chris by way of a strong recommendation from friends. Having just closed on our home, we cannot say enough great things about working with him. To start, after our initial conversation, he didn't waste any time setting up our search and arranging for us to see some properties. From the beginning, we felt he made an effort to get to know us and understand what we were looking for. Several times, as we discussed properties we had just seen, Chris would ask questions like, "Is the kitchen big enough for you?" and "Do you like the street?" We felt that he understood what we wanted, and was, first and foremost, looking out for our best interests as we searched for a home. He is very responsive, but not in the least bit pushy. Chris is also very knowledgeable about the area in which we were looking, and about home construction/renovation/maintenance in general. He was able to answer questions we had about different neighborhoods, and while we were checking off items on our wish list while looking at properties, Chris was busy noticing other things around the home, such as the floorboards buckling slightly, the settling of an older house, what kind of drawers are installed in the kitchen, or how much certain renovations may cost. From the time we made an offer through to closing, Chris continued to make us feel like he was looking out for us. He was very good about letting us know what the next steps were, what to expect, etc. during the process, and was fully available to answer questions along the way. His knowledge and judgment helped us during the negotiations, and - once again - made us feel like we were top priority. Chris is a great agent who gets the job done. We will not hesitate to pass his name along to anyone in need of a realtor."


"Chris and George were great to work with. We had a VERY challenging house to sell, but they kept at it doggedly over the many months it took to get a buyer. They were very responsive to all of our questions and concerns, and they kept us up to date on interested buyers and their follow up with clients.
In our quest to buy a new house, they were equally attentive to what we wanted/needed, and were able to accommodate our schedules easily. In both the sale of our home and our new home purchase, they were helpful and candid advocates for our cause.
Lastly: it also doesn't hurt that both Chris and George are extremely personable and and quite fun to work with."


"When it was time for us to list our property, we specifically chose Chris Gaggero to work with based on his involvement with the quick and successful sale of a nearby former neighbor. Having had no prior experience with selling a house, we wanted to work with a seasoned professional who would be honest with us and manage our expectations, provide guidance and counseling, but not be condescending. We received an offer quickly and have now moved into what we believe to be our "forever home". We are pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Chris during this process and can't imagine having had a better partner. We would certainly choose to work with him again and would not hesitate to refer others to him."


"Chris did an outstanding job for us. We didn't know the area well, but he took the time to help us understand the local market. He was measured, thoughtful, and patient, but also appropriately aggressive when the situation demanded it."



"I cannot speak highly enough about our experience with Chris. He is beyond trustworthy and was a pleasure to work with. Chris has an exceptional ability to provide knowledgeable guidance without ever being pushy. He helped us find a home that we love, and we couldn't be happier. I would recommend him to anyone."


"Chris was AMAZING to work with. He was always quick to respond via email, text or a phone call. He gave us great advice on how to stage our property, resources to donate items we didn't want, how to price our property and finally how to proceed when we had multiple offers. The process was easy because of Chris. Chris also has so much presence in Evanston that he was able to bring potential buyers to our property quickly due to the fact that he had just sold a similar unit down the street. Did I mention that we had 2 cash offers 3 days after our property was listed?"


"Chris was really great to work with! Very responsive, and since it was our first time selling he did a great job of walking us through the process and letting us know what to expect. I recommend him highly to anyone in the Evanston area!"


"I have had both buying and selling experiences with Mr. Gaggero and Mr. Tully. They are very professional and worked tirelessly on my behalf. They took time to get to know us and always respected our perspective all the while sharing their extensive expertise. I will refer friends to them without reservation."



"Chris was an absolute delight to work with. We were very impressed with his knowledge of the market, and his attention to detail and follow through were outstanding. We had already moved out of state when the house went on the market and Chris went above and beyond to manage the sale of our home. Chris was professional, thoughtful, innovative and understanding as we were going through a major life transition. Most importantly, Chris successfully marketed our home and we were able to complete the sale (we received and accepted a full price offer) quickly and without any issues. We have since recommended Chris to other people."



"A wonderful job! Chris was gracious, helpful, and well-informed throughout the sale process. He answered emails right away, and always with useful information. I would gladly recommend him to anyone seeking to buy or sell property. Topnotch."


"Chris Gaggero really knows the neighborhoods of Chicago and a lot of what makes a property a good value for his client. He was a great guide in helping me decide on whether it made sense for me to buy a small house or a condominium. Chris steered me to properties that best fit my lifestyle and budget. Throughout the process, Chris consistently provided recommendations for great people to support the sale, e.g., real estate attorney, home inspector. After the closing, he gave me recommendations for wood floor specialists and a handyman that have been equally valuable. I highly recommend Chris Gaggero to anyone looking to buy a home."


"My wife and I couldn't recommend Chris and his team enough! We hired him to help us find the right condo property for our parents and Chris took incredible care to work with us to find the right place, not just the place that was available. Not once did we feel pressured to choose a condo and he was quite disciplined in his approach to deciding the proper bid price and strategy (talking us down on several occasions).

Chris was a delight to work for and we plan to use him on potential investment properties in the future."


"One of the best real-estate brokers I've ever worked with! Truly exceptional!

I was introduced to Chris through a mutual friend as I was starting to look for a house in Wicker Park. I am so grateful for that introduction - Chris was an absolutely phenomenal resource and I cannot say enough good things about him and his colleague, George Tully!

Firstly, Chris is very knowledgeable about the real estate market in Chicago and the 'burbs - both recent and upcoming developments, so I always felt very well informed about my options. Even though Chris is based in Evanston, he had a very good handle on what was going on in the city and could describe how the part of town I was looking at had changed over the years. He set up twice-weekly MLS searches for me, and was always available to talk through the latest options that had come up and to provide advice and counsel.

What I didn't expect, however, was for Chris to be as savvy about so many aspects of interior design, and internal and external construction. Walking through open houses with Chris was very enlightening - he would spot potential issues that would have completely escaped me, could point out certain finishes on internal fixtures (ie whether it was a high end finish or not) and could even comment on likely external maintenance requirements. As someone buying their first SFH, this additional information was invaluable in helping me feel better informed.

As impressive as Chris's technical knowledge was his approach to customer service. Chris's demeanor is very calm and unflappable - exactly the person you need as you navigate the rollercoaster that is the Chicago real-estate market. He was always very punctual and always got back to you when he said he would, so I always felt well taken care of. The couple of times Chris had to leave town for the weekend, he made sure his colleague George, was fully briefed and readily available to me, should I have any questions.

And here's the bonus you get when you work with Chris. The house I bought needed some work done, having been constructed mid-90s but with not much done since then. Chris not only had recommendations for every type of tradesman, contractor and handyman I could ever need, he even went above and beyond, and coordinated times for them to come over, ahead of the close, and give quotes so that I would know how much it would cost to get these items repaired/fixed. Setting that all up must have taken him some time, but he did it gladly - it was "all part of the service"! Even after the close, Chris has still been a brilliant resource - I recently needed a recommendation for an electrician and - within 5 mins - had the name of someone in my inbox!

In summary, if you are looking for a highly professional, knowledgeable and valuable resource that goes above and beyond in helping you find (and remodel!) the home of your dreams, give Chris a call - you will not be disappointed."


"I needed to sell a home and buy a condo fairly quickly due to health problems of a family member. The health concerns were foremost in my mind and so I could not give full attention to the details of buying and selling. George was able to handle all the details in a most thorough manner. He explained choices that we had and the pros and cons of different scenarios. He was always available and responsive to any issues. He was also kind and thoughtful during the process. All went completely smoothly, and I am very grateful for that and would highly recommend George to anyone."



"George was incredibly patient with us & our indecision..thank you George! He was honest with his opinions relative to market trends, which was immensely helpful to us. During the inspection phase, he helped us identify contractors to resolve the problems we encountered. We would highly recommend George."



"George is great to work with! Friendly, responsive, knowledgeable - everything you could ask for in a broker. My friend used him last year and recommended him highly to me; I'm glad I took her advice!"


"George provided timely, informed, and high quality real estate services for us. When necessary he was a pro-active advocate for our interests. We were extremely satisfied for the work he did on her behalf and would gladly use him again on our next search."


"Chris and George were great to work with. We had a VERY challenging house to sell, but they kept at it doggedly over the many months it took to get a buyer. They were very responsive to all of our questions and concerns, and they kept us up to date on interested buyers and their follow up with clients. In our quest to buy a new house, they were equally attentive to what we wanted/needed, and were able to accommodate our schedules easily. In both the sale of our home and our new home purchase, they were helpful and candid advocates for our cause.Lastly: it also doesn't hurt that both Chris and George are extremely personable and and quite fun to work with."


"I have had both buying and selling experiences with Mr. Gaggero and Mr. Tully. They are very professional and worked tirelessly on my behalf. They took time to get to know us and always respected our perspective all the while sharing their extensive expertise. I will refer friends to them without reservation."


"I can't say enough great things about George. He was thorough, brilliant, and through quite a long search, remained patient. George asked the right questions at the right time and had a great perspective on the right actions to take on each potential property. George continued to guide me and my wife to ensure that we ended up with a property we would truly enjoy, without falling into any traps. George would always give us his honest opinion as if he were buying the property for his own family, but through the lens of what we desired in a home. George excels at what he does, and we are excited to work with him again in the future. I owe a great deal of gratitude to him. Thank you, George!!"


"As a first-time home buyer, I went into the process expecting an experience not unlike shopping for a car. That is, I figured I would have to constantly keep my guard up to avoid being suckered into purchasing above our price-point. From the moment my partner and I met him, I knew I never needed to worry about anything like that with George. He is a smart, empathetic, and amiable guy with an honest and forthright demeanor that is very reassuring to a nervous first-timer. Even though I'm sure we weren't one of his big spender clients, George demonstrated to us from start to finish that he was committed not just to finding us a home, but to finding the right home for us. He listened to us when we described what features are most important to usincluding intangibles such as "coziness" and "place for us to play Dungeons & Dragons" that I'm sure would frustrate lesser agentsand used what he learned to zero in on a handful of promising options. The options he took us to see wound up being very helpful; even if the listing was an obvious wrong fit, George used what we saw to help us triangulate what we liked and did not like. And as we focused in on the condo that wound up being the one we purchased, George made himself available whenever we needed him to give us advice and hold our hands as we made big, scary decisions. George also knows the Edgewater and Andersonville area intimately; it literally felt like we were walking around the area with a friendly neighbor. "See that place? Kids eat free there on Wednesdays." "That place has a really great after-school program that parents love." "The burgers at that restaurant are amazing." "If George's (ice cream shop) is ever too busy, go to that place because they serve the same brand of ice cream." He's chock-full of observant and helpful little details that will help you imagine exactly what it's like to live in the location you are touring. This also makes him a fun companion and conversationalist, which is important since you wind up spending a good amount of time in a car with this person. In closing (pardon the pun), I would 100% recommend George to any buyer. The experience of working with him and getting to know him was thoroughly enjoyable, and if we ever wind up selling or buying a property in the future, we will certainly be speaking to him."



"Working with George was fantastic. He responded quickly and thoroughly to all our questions, and his advice while viewing properties and throughout the purchase process was invaluable. I will absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a real estate broker."


"George Tully and his partner, Chris Gaggero, were referred to us by a friend, and we have felt so fortunate to have worked with them on our recent home search and sale. Working with this team gives you the benefit of two brilliant agents partnering as one, and we could not have asked for better advocates as we explored different neighborhoods and various types of properties during our prolonged search. George and Chris are extremely professional, responsive, patient, and wise, and they offered constructive advice without being the least bit pushy. When we were finally ready to make an offer, they prepared the documents immediately and gave us excellent negotiating advice that allowed us to secure a contract at a competitive price within 24 hours, before another offer could be made. We were also highly impressed with the inspector and attorney they recommended, and the professionalism of the entire team allowed us to come to a seamless close in a matter of weeks. Throughout, George and Chris were conscientious about keeping us up-to-date on how things were progressing, which gave us great peace of mind. We didn't have to worry about the process because they were taking care of everything so expertly behind the scenes. For our home sale, they prepared multiple comparative market analyses (given our drawn-out timeline) that allowed us to price our condo competitively, leading to a full-price offer in less than a week. Either Chris or George was present at each showing, and we received immediate, detailed feedback after every appointment. The marketing materials that they developed included beautiful, professional photography and a thoughtfully composed description of our home (a benefit of working with agents who have literary backgrounds!). They were also able to tap their wide network of colleagues to market our home broadly while also pinpointing specific clients for whom the property may have been a good fit. We could not have asked for better outcomes for our purchase and sale, and our only regret about wrapping up this process is that we won't have regular opportunities to spend time with Chris and George. Beyond their impressive professional talents, they are warm, kind, and good humored, and it was a joy working with them."


"George has been fantastic in understanding our needs and providing expert guidance through the ups and downs of the home buying process. He knows the market extremely well, offered solid advice through difficult negotiations, and acted as a calm and pragmatic sounding-board during the various emotional highs and lows that come along with deciding to buy a new home."


"I have been involved in over a dozen real estate transaction and this has been far and away the best experience that I have ever had! Could not be more happy! Thank you again George!"


"My husband, Chris, and I were so pleased with George's service throughout our condo search and purchase. Chris and I required a property with a large amount of storage, which we discovered was rather hard to come by. George was diligent in his search for properties that fulfilled our needs, always had our best interest in mind, and helped us to navigate the buying process as first-time home buyers. We were looking for properties during peak season, but always felt that George was fully dedicated to us as his valued clients. We would recommend George with no hesitation. He is kind, smart, hard-working, and honest."


""George was very responsive and very flexible working with my wife and me, as our home search evolved from looking at owning a two flat, to a single family house, to the nice 2 bedroom condo that we ended up buying. He knows the city neighborhoods well and was a very good advocate for us. When it came to crunch time, George really stepped up and helped us get exactly what we were looking for. With this being our first buying experience, he was very helpful from start to finish, and I would recommend him to anyone looking in the Chicagoland area.""