Dave Straub

Dave Straub



Overall 5 star rating out of 43 reviews

"Dave was awesome and made selling my condo very easy for me! Great guy and happy I went with @properties. -MG, Northcenter/Roscoe Village"

"Dave Straub is an excellent realtor! and a great guy. He sold my 3-unit building quickly and for a price above asking. He is professional, sincere, and knows exactly what he is doing. I recently listed my other property with him and just got an offer. He makes everything as smooth as possible and quickly addresses any issues that come up. Highly recommend Dave! -BC, Logan Square"

"Dave is a great guy and a terrific realtor. i think he sold the house in 1 day. truly amazing. professional, courteous and a delight to have help us.
would recommend him in a heartbeat"

"David is very knowledgeable of his craft, honest and extremely well informed of Chicago real estate market trends. He is very trustworthy and my go-to-person for all my real estate needs."

"Very professional and knowledgeable. Went out of his way to help me find the perfect apartment-he is trustworthy, reliable, and committed to his clients. I would definitely recommend him."

"Dave shared much of his insight with me about the Chicago real estate market. He gave me useful tips and tricks to about showing my home and ideas on what to look for when you consider buying a home. I would describe Dave is genuine, honest and trustworthy, traits that are very important when dealing with your most important transaction."

"Dave was very thorough and helpful in our first home buying experience. Whenever we had questions or something had to be done he was there. -ML, Edgebrook"

"Dave is a very responsible broker. He found me a very nice apartment and pursued everything that needed to be done until they were accomplished!"

"Dave understands your true requirements and works hard to deliver. You are in goods hands with your real estate needs with him. Thanks Dave!"

"Dave was great working with us. We had a mid month move in date, and Dave worked with both us and the building owner to make it work for both parties. -NB, Wrigleyville/Southport Corridor"

"Reliable professional and was fast on leasing our apt without any conflict, thanks Dave! -RE, Bucktown"

"5 stars all around! Dave had dedication and patience throughout the process of our home purchase, and didn't give up on us even when we were ready to throw in the towel. We would not be living in the city of Chicago if it weren't for Dave, as he found us not only our first rental, but our first home. Throughout all the ups and downs, Dave kept at it and found us the right property after a very exhaustive search. Thanks Dave! -SS, Andersonville"

"Dave Straub was not only professional but friendly at the same time. His knowledge was apparent from the beginning. This was not an easy property to show or sell but he did it in record time.Thanks to Dave our property was sold in a very pleasant and efficient manner. -JJ, Old Irving Park"

"Dave Straub was very friendly and professional throughout the whole buying process. Anytime we had a question (and we had many) he responded promptly and answered our concerns. We would definitely recommend Dave to anyone needing a broker. -BP, Portage Park"

"Dave delivered an unbelievable experience for us. It is difficult to put into words how much I believe he went above and beyond the call of duty for my colleagues and myself. After weeks of working with agents and rarely receiving correspondence, it was extremely refreshing to work with someone so diligent and on top of his work. I commend Dave and his efforts to show us the apartment and subsequently work with the owner to get us signed onto the apartment in under a week. Dave is an outstanding agent and I will definitely be recommending his services to any of my colleagues in need of housing in the future. Thank you, Dave! I think a lot of agents can learn from the work ethic and pride Dave has for his work. I am forever grateful for his service and will continue to utilize his services in the future when I need them. _IM, Lakeview"

"Dave was extremely hands on during the entire buying process...and responsive. He walked through every step with us and communicated our wishes effectively. He is a very good representative and makes his clients' interests primary. Would definitely recommend!!" -PL, Roger's Park"

"Dave has been instrumental in renting out my property towards the end of summer when I was aggressively looking for some help. He came in, organized all my info and executed flawlessly. In fact, his professionalism and persistence got me a renter right away! I am thrilled and highly impressed by his focus and organized execution. All 5 stars! Will use his expertise again in the future. -PS, Lakeview"

"In a fast-paced Seller's market, Dave helped us to find the perfect home while guiding us along the way. Overall, it was a great experience and I would recommend Dave to anyone. -KO, Andersonville"

"Dave Straub was extremely professional and engaged as he helped my wife and I through the apartment hunting process. He was constantly on the lookout and sent us new properties as they would come available. Extremely good communicator and rapid responses. -CF, Ravenswood"

"Dave was very personable and I felt comfortable he knew the neighborhood. He was very forthcoming with information about the market and status of the neighborhood regarding future developments/store openings. -TG, Uptown"

"Dave was a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive and made our leasing process very stress free. He had a great demeanor and was knowledgeable about the market. All of our questions were answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely work with Dave again and would recommend his service to any of my peers. -MB, Lakeview"

"I want to start by saying that I reserve 5 star reviews for situations that really encapsulate the epitome of great customer service, positive experience and value. Dave has exceeded my expectations in every way possible. My husband and I needed to find an apartment in the Chicago area to relocate from metro Detroit. Of course, we began our search online. We happened to find Dave at the beginning of Memorial Day weekend and he immediately sprung to action. I had an introductory phone call with him and he gave me some realistic expectations for the Chicago rental/housing market. I appreciated his insight since we were really going into this blind and had a pretty short deadline, as well. Dave sent us constant new listings everyday. He paid close attention to our wants/needs and found us better options to look at than we ever could have found on our own.When it came time for us to come out to Chicago to view properties, we only had 2 days available. Dave scheduled us back-to-back bookings throughout the course of a Friday and we were able to get into EVERY property of the 8 properties we were interested in one day. This freed up the rest of our weekend to enjoy Chicago. We put in an application on a property. Dave made this process very painless and did all of the hard work on his own. He followed up on everything and kept us in the loop the whole time. We never had to wonder what was going on. Ultimately, Dave found us a really great apartment in an awesome neighborhood. He was a total professional, but also an all around nice guy who my husband and I felt very comfortable with. I will definitely be using Dave in the future, should we decide to buy, or rent again. -KO, North Center"

"Everything was handled properly, fast and excellent! -LE, Logan Square"

"Dave is a very responsible broker. He found me a very nice apartment and pursued everything that needed to be done until they were accomplished! -SS, Lincoln Park"

"I contacted Dave about one apartment, and he showed me three more. He was quick and helpful at finding me places that had everything I wanted, and it was a pleasure doing business with him. -JS, Edgewater"

"Dave was very prompt and responsive in all of our communications, particularly with follow-up with the apartment owner. Would definitely recommend working with him in the future. -PW, Lincoln Park"

"Dave was a great help to us in selecting our apartment. We never felt pressured and he assisted throughout the whole process. Thanks again! -CK, Lincoln Park"

"Fantastic all around!! Dave was professional, courteous, friendly, sociable, likable... the list goes on, but the point is I've never had an experience like the one Dave gave us, and I've shopped around in multiple real estate markets in the past across locations in the US (Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois). From the start, Dave was our advocate for finding the right place for my wife and I. He knew our preferences like the back of his hand, and even accommodated the ones that didn't quite fit the box. He made what was a very stressful experience into one that was as stress-free as possible by doing the following: -- Setting up expectations from the start -- Keeping in constant communication -- Making himself available (even on a holiday weekend!) -- Advocating for us every step of the way. I don't know what else to say other than this: the next time we go to the market for a rental or a possible home purchase in the Chicago area, we're reaching out to Dave. -SS, North Center"

"David was extremely tactful throughout the process. As an intermediary, he kept us privy through the negotiation process and provided timely updates that were pivotal for our decision making. I enjoyed working with him and will recommend his services should the opportunity arise. -BM, Ukrainian Village"

"Dave Straub was wonderful! He knew that I was on a time crunch and that I don't live in the area. He set up several appointments for me and took me around to each one. He found me exactly what I was looking for, right in my price range, and without any issues. I'm moving from another part of the country, and he made the whole process of finding an apartment as easy and low stress as possible! -EH, Uptown"

"We live several hours from Chicago and had multiple bad experiences with brokers and landlords not calling us back, agreeing to viewings then not showing up, and trying to get us into bidding wars on properties. Dave communicates clearly and efficently and was punctual and prompt in returning calls. He is the kind of professional I would expect to find in a city. When we told him we wanted to get an application filled for an apartment sight unseen, instead of just taking our money, he stated the risk that we were taking and made arrangements for us to visit the property with very short notice. It was nice to deal with a professional that could tell us, start to finish, the steps needed to secure a lease without any "surprise last minute bidders". -JN, Roscoe Village"

"Dave was a great broker, very knowledgeable, definitely someone you want on your side. -SE, West Town"

"Dave Straub was excellent! He was flexible, knowledgeable, and willing to help throughout our search. -BJ, Southport Corridor"

"Dave Straub is not only a quality Realtor, but he is a quality person and family man. He gave my fiance and I the utmost respect and helped put us in our first home together. I would recommend Dave to anyone looking for a rental or when purchasing a home. SL, Southport Corridor"

"Dave Straub has always been a great professional, and I intend to list more properties with him for both sale and lease. -IM, South Loop"

"Great work, reliable, professional, excellent communication. -RE, Logan Square"

"Dave was instrumental in navigating a difficult and time sensitive lease. Made sure all documents were in place, and kept the relevant information flowing between parties. Great service, prompt responses. -MG, Ukranian Village"

"Dave was very professional and easy to work and communicate with. He was quick to reply to all my questions and always answered honestly. -BM, Lakeview"

"Dave was wonderful. He always responded promptly and was eager to assist. He had tremendous knowledge of the area and he was always willing to go out of his way to assist us. JL, Wrigleyville"

"Dave was direct, helpful, and his response time was always reassuring. Dave was awesome! He even had units lined up durring our application for a unit that we really liked - he totally gets the 6/1 renter. -MZ, Lakeview"

"Dave works tirelessly to make sure you are satisfied with the end result. He helped my partner and I find a new apartment and we couldn't be more thrilled. -BO, Lakeview"

"Dave was extremely helpful and knowledgable about the property. He was able to answer ALL of our questions. He knows his business well. I'd refer him to anybody looking for a home/apartment. -LB, Southport Corridor"

"Dave is friendly and outgoing, and a credit to his profession. We'll definitely look him up the next time we need an agent! -AL, Ravenswood"

"Dave had to deal with 3 people, with 3 different schedules and accommodate accordingly. He was always willing and flexible with his schedule to allow us to view places we were interested in. With all of us living in the suburbs I was extremely appreciative of his input regarding the units we were viewing. Thanks to Dave, we were able to find a unit that worked well for all of us. I have been and will continue to recommend Dave's services to anyone looking for a new place. -RS, Wrigleyville"

"Dave worked tirelessly to provide me with listings and up to date market information, and always made time to set up efficient showings that brought attractive properties to my attention. Dave handled negotiations flawlessly, and with a high degree of integrity that I found refreshing and confidence-inspiring. -TM, Roger's Park"

"I could not have asked for a better Realtor and real estate agent than Dave Straub. After getting a job offer in California, and moving there two weeks later, I wanted to sell my Lakeview condo as soon as I could. The problem was I would not be in Chicago to help Dave. He took it upon himself to make sure all bases were covered, and put me in touch with the numerous people necessary to secure a sale, such as an attorney, painter, electrician, plumber, house cleaner and even a chimney sweep! His follow-up was impeccable! He remained calm and professional even when a situation with my lender held up the sale of the property for three months. Dave made certain to present all information truthfully and accurately. His honesty and perseverance are his great strengths. I am so grateful that I met Dave and that he agreed to represent me. He not only became my agent, but also my friend. -GD, Lakeview"

"Dave Straub is very professional, knowledgeable and patient. He made the experience of buying our first home much easier. He walked us through everything, explained things that were new to us, gave us emotional support and was there for us whenever we needed him to be. Great guy, we will definitely recommend him to others. -ZM, Norridge"

"If I could describe Dave in one word, it would absolutely be "trustworthy". Between this year and last I've worked with a lot of realtors, and I honestly feel like Dave was the only one I could trust. He responded quickly, got us showings in a pinch, and was able to answer every question we had. He has great insights into the leasing industry and gave us great advice. Last year, my apartment search took two months. With Dave, it took 2 days. Will absolutely call him again when the need arises! -AT, Lakeview"

"Dave was incredibly helpful to both me and my roommate. He helped get us the place and was super prompt with documentation, always ready to respond to our questions etc. as we are first time apartment renters and college students. Also, he is incredibly trustworthy, friendly, quick to respond and I couldn't have asked for anyone better to help us. I'd definitely contact him again if i needed a new place! -AM, Logan Square"

"Dave was professional and kept track of our progress as we applied for a highly desirable apartment in a popular neighborhood. He was very flexible, and scheduled a last-minute showing for us when another prospective tenant cancelled their appointment. He helped us to secure the apartment, which was difficult since we are moving to Chicago, and are making arrangements from a few hours away.I highly recommend him on his own merits - he was personable and conscientious - but I especially appreciate his professionalism after working with a few irresponsible agents and landlords who didn't return calls, etc. Dave is definitely high-quality and I recommend working with him. -EA, Roscoe Village"

"Dave has been the most pleasant person ever to work with!!! He is very quick to respond to any questions or concerns you may have. He has been super professional from day 1. I can/will always count on Dave to help me find a place to live whether it be an apartment or home. I can't say enough wonderful things about this man! I highly recommend Dave the next time you decide to find a place! -EM, Lakeview"

"Dave was great to work with from start to finish. He was quick to respond to calls/texts/emails, always willing to make himself available for showings, and also provided input regarding pros/cons of potential units. He kept me updated throughout the entire process and everything was full disclosure. I'm very pleased with the unit we found and would definitely recommend Dave to be your Realtor®! -JP, Old Town"

"Dave is a great person and a very effective Real State Agent. He helped us rent out our condo in Chicago twice already since 2006. His work ethic, dedication to the client's best interest and attention to detail makes him a fantastic professional to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs a Real Estate Agent in the Chicago area. -SD, Avondale"

"Dave was on top of his game for us from day 1. Worked hard, constantly providing us listings that met our criteria and went above and beyond to help us secure the apartment we truly wanted. Keeps you updated throughout the whole process, so you never feel like you are in the dark with what is going on. -RE, Wrigleyville"

"Dave was extremely wonderful to work with. He responded promptly and got us approved for the apartment extremely fast. When it is time for us to move again or buy we are going to make sure to contact Dave! -KP, Logan Square"

"Dave Straub was great to work it. He was quick to reply to emails, texts and phone calls. His responses were detailed and eliminated the need for continued follow up. He was professional, yet also very personable. I would definitely seek out Dave's services when looking to purchase a home. -MG, Lakeview"

"Over the years I have worked with a number of Realtors® and, after my recent experience working with Dave, I can honestly say he's the best. While helping my fiancee and I rent out our condo, Dave proved to be hard-working, attentive, and quick to respond to our various questions. Though the renting of our condo would net him no great commission, Dave made it seem that it was his top priority throughout the process. As a result, the condo was successfully rented and I will not hesitate to refer my friends and family to Dave for any of their real estate renting, buying, or selling needs. -AF, Ravenswood"

"Dave was amazing to work with. He is very honest, reliable, and he really goes to bat for his clients. Dave is a wonderful agent, who I would recommend, and look forward to working with again. -JS, Roger's Park"

"Dave is a fantastic real estate agent. He listens very well and understands exactly what his clients want. And he works quickly. He focuses on ensuring that his clients' expectations are met and speaking from experience, I know he exceeds them. -JM, Lakeview"

"Dave was professional and personable, and very knowledgeable about the landlord and neighborhood. -BW, Logan Square"

"We live several hours from Chicago and had multiple bad experiences with brokers and landlords not calling us back, agreeing to viewings then not showing up, and trying to get us into bidding wars on properties. Dave communicates clearly and efficently and was punctual and prompt in returning calls. He is the kind of professional I would expect to find in a city. When we told him we wanted to get an application filled for an apartment sight unseen, instead of just taking our money, he stated the risk that we were taking and made arrangements for us to visit the property with very short notice. It was nice to deal with a professional that could tell us, start to finish, the steps needed to secure a lease without any "surprise last minute bidders". -JN, Roscoe Village"

"Dave Straub was fantastic in his responsiveness. He researched and called on many landlords for me as I was trying to find a place to rent that would take two dogs. He made sure I was on the MLS email listing and timed it so that the new listings popped up first thing in the morning in my email inbox. That is exactly how we found the perfect place for me and my dogs. Once we contacted the owner, Dave was able to negotiate favorable terms for me. Great job Dave! Well done. -DS, Andersonville"

"I had the pleasure of working with Dave at @properties for 2 years. He is extraordinarily polished, professional, capable and resourceful. Dave dedicates his efforts to his real estate client's happiness and satisfaction. His knowledge of real estate, sales, negotiation, and property potential is one of a kind. -HS, @properties Contract Admin."