Dana and Tom Carris

Dana and Tom Carris

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Testimonials



"Tom and Dana were very knowledgeable about my townhouse and the area before they walked through the door of our initial meet. They were professional and accommodating every step of the process. At the time, I was living in another state and was commuting back and forth on the weekends. As a result, I wasn't always around during the week but they were very responsive to every communication that I had as well as keeping me up to date with all the walk throughs and feedback from them."



"Dana and Tom fairly priced our house for us and the buyer. It was extremely easy and fun to work with them. The negotiations and closing were seamless. Many thanks to the great team."



"We used Tom to buy our town home 15 years ago. When we recently found our dream house, he helped us in the buying process again. And of course he helped us sell the town home! Tom and Dana provided excellent guidance and were very knowledgable about the market. We would definitely use them in the future and hope for the opportunity to refer them to friends and family."



"We chose Tom and Dana initially because they were so responsive. And we couldn't have picked a better team. From start to finish they provided prompt answers to our questions and delivered a quick sale of our house. Things we liked:
- Professional
- Understanding of the market
- Straightforward answers
- We felt we could trust them"



"Great realtors to work with. They work very well as a team and then one takes over. They suggested a fair sales price for my home, negotiated a fair commission and the house sold within a week. Love them!!"



"The entire home selling experience couldn’t have been handled any better from start to finish. The Carris team kept me completely updated on all elements of the process with and pressure and helped with all the questions I had along the way."



"They have sold two homes for me and also helped me buy two homes! They are knowledgeable and professional and the nicest team you will ever do business with!!"



"We were so pleased with the professionalism and warmth in working with Dana and Tom. When they offered their expertise on how best to stage our house, they also were willing to respond to any concerns we had about moving our pets around, etc.
All in all it was a very positive experience and we were fortunate in that our house sold in two days!"



"We truly enjoyed working with Dana and Tom. They were very professional and everything they suggested helped us to sell our house. We moved into our new home before our house sold so they would drive buy and go in and check to be sure that everything was good in the house. We strongly recommend that you use them for buying or selling a home."



"Dana and Tom helped me price my home to sell with no haggling. Dana helped with advice for staging so that photos drew in buyers and it sold at first showing."



"Dana and Tom are outstanding realtors and people. They made my elderly parents very comfortable throughout the sales process. They are very open and honest and knowledgeable about the area and the process. Thank you so much, Dana and Tom!"



"Dana was awesome to work with! She is an expert in the local market and keeps you updated throughout the entire process. I will use Dana again to sell my current house and would recommend her to anyone looking for an honest real estate agent."



"Dana's professionalism, expertise and advice from listing through the sale of my house were very appreciated. She was very responsive and thorough with my questions and concerns, making the whole process more smooth than it might be otherwise. Dana went the extra mile on more than one occasion, without being asked. I highly recommend Dana and would work with her again."



"Dana and Tom were exceptional! They have extensive knowledge of the Northwest suburbs and the real estate market as a whole. They were extremely responsive and clearly did their homework. Dana and Tom went above and beyond to help us get our house ready to put on the market within a few days, they priced it to sell and it sold in less than 2 days!! Their negotiations in helping us purchase our new house were masterful, despite the fact that we were dealing with a challenging agent on the seller's side. Dana and Tom are hardworking and honest and we highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a house."



"Dana Carris helped my husband and I find the home we plan to raise our family in and grow old in. We were very new to the process of home buying and Dana took the time to walk us through and provide us with necessary referrals, information, etc. always at the right time and in a way that made it easy for us to navigate. She has great relationships in the area and was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I highly recommend working with her."



"Dana and her team assisted us in both the buying and selling of our previous and current home which we accomplished in less than four months! They know the market and work extremely hard from the beginning to the end. Besides knowing the area very well, their marketing material was very well done in showing the home at its best.

In the selling of our home, Dana and her team provided clear, practical and realistic advice which included preparing for putting on the market, setting up for showings, keeping the home ready for showing, contract negotiations, inspection negotiations and closing the deal. We appreciate Dana looking out for our best interest while being practical and realistic."



"2nd time selling/buying home in 5 yrs with them. Outstanding knowledge of Lake County area, made process simple by providing resources / contacts for every step. Aggressive when you need them to be. Incredible tag team duo! A+++!"



"Tom and Dana sold my townhouse after only one showing. They were very helpful and professional. I would definitely recommend them if you're looking to buy or sell. It was a stress-free experience which was refreshing."



"They worked very hard for us and made the buy/sell experience most pleasurable. They are consummate professionals in every way and we will always recommend them to anyone needing their services."



"Dana and Tom are amazing! They are so responsive, helpful and engaging. They made our experience of buying and selling so easy! They have also assembled a great team of professionals to help with the closing. I would use their services again and highly recommend them."



"Dana and Tom did a phenomenal job marketing our home when we were relocating to Florida. We had multiple offers within a week of putting our house on the market, and when we needed a local presence to step in and assist, they flawlessly executed what needed to be done.

We highly recommend their expertise - they are reasonable, approachable and most importantly effective in their line of work."



"From searching to closing, Dana helped make buying our first home an enjoyable experience. Her patience, knowledge, and dedication led us to find a home that exceeded our expectations. Our first house is now our home and thank Dana for all her assistance! We know and trust Dana will continue to be there for our family with any questions and our next purchase."



"Dana Carris is amazing! We worked with Dana for nearly a year to find our dream home. During this time she showed a vast knowledge of the communities, schools, and construction of each home we toured. She kept encouraging us to stay-the-course when we might have been tempted to settle. If you're looking for knowledge of the surrounding area, property advice, and humor look no further - she made shopping for a house fun and painless."



"Renovated and sold a Gurnee IL condo after a bidding war for $175K in three days. Wow! We were selling a rental property from an estate. Sight unseen and we were 1000 miles away. The condo was in rough shape from years of being rented out. Tom helped out-process the tenant and then assessed the property for what needed to be done in order to for it to sell quickly. He hooked us up with a masterful renovation contractor that he has used in the past. Tom, Dana and the contractor selected cabinets, paint colors and tiles for a kitchen overall as well as a new paint and new flooring. Tom held an Open House and we had 3 offers in 3 days. A bidding war ensued and we ended up getting $10,000 over list price. I would estimate that Tom's help walking us through this sale gained us about $40,000. The irony is that we did very little. I would absolutely recommend them."



"Dana was extremely responsive to our questions about the area and willing to show us a variety of styles and locations. We struggled with exactly where we wanted to live in the area and had a short time frame to close on a house."



"Our experience with Dana and Tom has been fantastic! They are knowledgeable, resourceful and prompt. They made the entire process fun and easy. They were always accommodating to our needs and very insightful with negotiating."



"Tom and Dana were absolutely crucial to our family securing our new home. We were able to obtain the home of our dreams at a great price due to Tom's market knowledge, professionalism and diligence. If you need to buy or sell your home in Lake County, I strongly recommend Dana and Tom Carris. You will not be disappointed."



"Tom and Dana are the BEST!
I was selling my house from across the county and they made is so easy for us. I trusted them with finding contractors and to advise me on all of the needs I needed to know to seek my house!"



"Tom and Dana were amazing! They were honest, prompt, and had our family's needs at the forefront for the sale of our home as well as the purchase of our new home. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for great realtors that know the market, are professional, and work hard for their clients."



"Tom and Dana were amazing! They were honest, prompt, and had our family's needs at the forefront for the sale of our home as well as the purchase of our new home. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for great realtors that know the market, are professional, and work hard for their clients."



"We have known Tom and Dana for several years and truly value their expertise as a Real Estate agents. We have purchased and sold many homes with assistance from Tom and Dana. They recently helped us sell an investment property at 1490 Hazelwood. Tom and Dana understand the market and conditions and we trust them and have come to rely on their advice and timely knowledge. You would do well to have experts like them on your team! They understand the market and conditions and we trust them and have come to rely on their advice and timely knowledge. You would do well to have experts like them on your team!"



"Tom and Dana came into my home and made me feel valued; they made me feel that the real estate I had was a great item to add to their market. They focused on every positive thing about my home, and gave me useful tips for staging. They fully explained the process to me and put my mind at ease with regards to listing price and other details. After speaking with other realtors, and then finding the Carris Team, I thought their expertise and confidence far surpassed others! I would recommend them in a heartbeat, with no reservations!"



"Tom and Dana were amazing! They were honest, prompt, and had our family's needs at the forefront for the sale of our home as well as the purchase of our new home. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for great realtors that know the market, are professional, and work hard for their clients."



"Dana Carris is amazing! We worked with Dana for nearly a year to find our dream home. During this time she showed a vast knowledge of the communities, schools, and construction of each home we toured. She kept encouraging us to stay-the-course when we might have been tempted to settle. If you're looking for knowledge of the surrounding area, property advice, and humor look no further - she made shopping for a house fun and painless."



"We had an amazing experience working with Dana. She was very attentive to our needs and always kept our best interest in mind. She was great at listening to our asked and desires when looking for a new house. Dana is readily available and very approachable. We felt extremely comfortable with her throughout the entire process. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."



"I could not have been happier with Dana and Tom. From the selling of my old home to the purchase of my new home, they were with me every step--they knew what they were talking about and made everything work. I definitely (and highly!) recommend them!"



"We are so grateful to Dana and Tom for all of their wisdom, skill, and expertise. They went above and beyond in helping us find the perfect house for our family. We highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to purchase a new home."



"Dana did an outstanding job helping our family sell may mother-in-laws home after she passed away. She took care of every detail and made what we were expecting to be a very difficult process much better. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."



"Dana has a great knowledge and understanding of the local markets. She is very professional and is always looking out for the best interests of the client. With Dana as your realtor you will always be in the best hands."



"We looked all over northern lake county for over a year and someone recommended we talk to Dana Carris. Dana was extremely knowledgable about the area and was able to answer all of our questions instantly. We ended up listing our home with Dana and she was able to get us under contract with the month. She was also dead on with what she told us we could expect to get for our house.

We also used Dana to help us find our current home, which with out Dana we would have never found or thought of looking in this area. Again Dana was superb in negotiating for us and we felt very comfortable with the entire process. Her knowledge and extensive contact list was very useful and saved us a lot of money over both the selling and buying process.

My wife had been stressed for over a year when we were looking and thanks to finding Dana she put her to ease and did an exceptional and very professional job for us."



"We just loved Dana. She was so flexible with her schedule and always responded to any and all of our inquries promptly. She found us our dream home and we couldn't be happier."



"Dana had great knowledge of the area in which I was interested in living, and unlike many real estate professionals, only showed me listings that included the criteria for which I was looking. Dana also handled any and all of the awkward negotiation details for us, making the process much less stressful. Perhaps most importantly, she was very personable and made the experience fun!"



"We searched for over a year with a realtor who we thought knew what they were doing. Clearly we were wrong.When we finally found Dana, she helped us find our dream home within a few months. She was super flexible in finding time to go look at houses and even came over to our place so we could sign documents so she could get them in sooner to ensure we could get the house we wanted. Then, when we needed to rent out our old house both she and Tom helped us get everything in order and we had it rented out for asking price within a week. I cannot say enough good things about this amazing team and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy, sell or rent. You will not be disappointed. Our only regret is we wish we had found them sooner!"