Eric Newman

Eric Newman

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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 30 reviews



"Eric is an outstanding Real Estate Agent - I have been using Eric for over 6 years now for all of my Real Estate needs. He has an innate ability to listen to my needs and find options that fulfill all of my requirements. Most importantly, as a business person who travels frequently, my schedule is very unique and Eric is always able to cater to that. I highly recommend Eric and will be using him for future Real Estate needs"



"I've used Eric for multiple properties now, as well as referred him to a handful of friends. Always excellent, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Will def continue to work with him in the future."



"This is the second home purchase Eric has helped us with, and his experience, insight, and client focus have proven invaluable in both instances."



"Eric was always available and communicative, and very professional in his interactions. I would gladly use Eric's services again."



"“Eric is a professional and experienced agent who makes his clients feel like they are his top priority. He made the listing, showing and selling of my condo seamless. People complain about all the hassles in selling a place, to me the whole process was a breeze. He kept me updated on what I needed to do when with reminders and necessary paperwork that eased the burden. I highly recommend Eric to anyone looking to buy or sell in the future.”"



"Eric was incredibly helpful during my search. He quickly picked up on what I was looking for and found me the perfect home. His knowledge of the market and patience while helping a first home buyer like myself through the process, made the experience much less stressful. I would highly recommend working with Eric!"



"Eric is very pragmatic and easy to work with, provides you with an honest assessment and coaches you through the process"



"Another fantastic experience with Eric!"



"Was able to pin down the properties that I would like almost immediately. Got it to the point where I almost didn't need to see the place. Worked through the negotiation perfectly and pushed back on my thoughts at the right time and level. I honestly could not be any happier."



"Eric was great. He was willing to accommodate my schedule both for showings and for phone calls, which were often at odd and/or busy hours of the day. He was also very quick to return voicemails. He was very patient, even as I would go off on a tirade as a result of a difficult closing caused by a "difficult" seller. When things also got strenuous with my moving situation (caused by uncertainty with closing), he had recommendations for movers, strategy, etc. He was also very aggressive in negotiating the best deal for me. I always had the impression that Eric would give me an honest opinion about a particular property, whether the property was worth the asking price, or whether he thought the unit was a "good unit" in general. I never felt rushed or pressured into buying anything, and the end result is that I am very satisfied with both my unit and the price I paid for it."



"“As a first time home buyer, I did not know the different things I should be watching for in a home - I knew what I wanted for my home, and that was about it. Eric made sure to point out things like cracks I did not see, quality of windows, condition of HVAC, repairs that would need to be done and things like that. He was knowledgeable when I had questions about the houses I looked at. He only shared his opinions about the properties with me when I asked for them. Eric was always quick to respond to calls or e-mails, which was important to me. I did not want a high pressure pushy real estate agent, so working with Eric was perfect for me!”"



"Eric was the perfect agent for me. He helped me at every step during the entire process, answering all my questions in a timely and professional manner. I could not have asked for a better agent."



"“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Eric. He made the sale process as painless as possible, and was always responsive and helpful. We would highly recommend Eric to anyone else looking to sell their house - you'll enjoy working with him.”"



"Eric is very knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market and especially how to attract buyers in a difficult economic environment. He does a great job highlighting the property's features to potential buyers and gathers helpful feedback from their realtors. We were also impressed by Eric's ability to always be available for showings and readily accessible to discuss our property. If we ever decide to move again, we look forward to working with Eric in the future."



"Eric's dedication & professionalism exceeded our expectations at every turn during the sale of our condominium. We have and will continue to recommend him in the future."



"Eric helped us through a very difficult short sale and put us in contact with a great legal team. He helped us come up with creative solutions for us to accomplish our objectives in a very challenging environment!"



"We were very pleased with the guidance provided by Eric. He aided both in the sale of our condo and the purchase of our new home. Eric's work negotiating our home purchase ended up saving us about 5% on the final purchase price - can't beat that!"



"Eric was fabulous to work with, and very patient in explaining the short sell process, which was a difficult process for us especially since we had moved out of state. I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you Eric!"



"Eric was always available and communicative, and very professional in his interactions. He is also very knowledgeable about both the market and legal/transnational aspects of a sale. I would gladly use Eric's services again."



"I've used Eric for 5 home purchases, as well as referred him to a handful of friends who have all had a very positive experience with him. Always excellent, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Will definitely continue to work with him in the future."



"Eric is so knowledgeable in his field, professional and readily available that he made the selling of my condo incredibly easy for me. The turn around time for selling the condo was fast and we got the asking price. The whole process could not have gone more smoothly. Without question I would work with him again and recommend him to my friends and family."



"Couldn't have asked for a better real estate agent. He was knowledgeable, patient, and very diligent. As a first time home buyer, I appreciated his guidance and experience. He was very flexible and worked around my rather demanding schedule/travel which was more than I could've hoped for."



"We have been working with Eric for nearly 15 years. He is so easy to work with and has a great understanding of your needs and how he can find a property for you or sell one for you!"



"I first worked with Eric Newman 5 years ago, when he helped me buy my first condo in Chicago. He was knowledgeable about neighborhoods, pricing and what a first-time condo buyer should be looking for. He patiently walked us through every step of the process. We loved the apartment he helped us buy and recommended him to close friends who were also looking to buy a place in Chicago--their experiences with Eric were equally positive and they also love their apartment. We decide.d we needed to move to a larger condo and we contacted Eric to help us sell our existing place and buy a new one. Everything went smoothly on both fronts. Eric helped us set our selling price; we sold in a matter of weeks and closed on our new place in Old Town. Last year Eric helped me find and purchase a studio near my apartment. He found me a terrific place in Old Town Triangle and helped me negotiate the purchase. To sum up, Eric Newman is a consummate professional--knowledgeable, helpful, responsive. He helped us buy 3 properties and sell one. We recommended him to our close friends who had a similarly excellent experience in home buying, thanks to Eric. I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property in Chicago."



"Eric was incredibly helpful as we searched for our home. He was open, honest and transparent about what we saw and truly had our best interests in mind. He was helpful with the negotiations and we ended up with a home that cost less than our maximum willingness to pay. We'd definitely use Eric again!"



"Eric Newman made our real estate sale and purchase as easy as can possibly be. I was a broker myself for 7 years, so not only do I know what to look for in a real estate agent, but I also have high standards. Eric met those and then some. We were selling a challenging property, and purchasing brand new construction simultaneously - never an easy undertaking. Eric smoothly guided us through the process, giving us crystal clear advice and was there as a voice of reason and consistent source of support the entire time. His years of expertise really shined. A+++"



"Eric Newman should be your first choice for a realtor when buying or selling a condo in Chicago, IL. His knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and his underlying business background made him uniquely able to assist us in both the sale of our Chicago condo and the purchase of two others elsewhere in the city.

On the selling side, Eric gave us guidance in setting a reasonable listing price as well as aided us in negotiating a final sales price of our condo. This resulted in a quick sale of our property at a very favorable selling price. His good marketing skills were evident in the beautiful print and online brochure he produced to showcase our condo and his use of technology to connect with realtors of buyers interested in the neighborhood of our condo. On the buying side, Eric’s knowledge of the real estate market and his negotiating skills were of great value in assisting us in negotiating a favorable purchase price of the two condos we bought.

Eric's calm approach to selling and buying homes counterbalances what could otherwise be an emotional experience. He keeps you focused on the end goal, entering into a favorable contract, regardless of whether you are selling or buying a home. Most important, Eric Newman is honest, personable, steadfast, and dependable, all of which made working with him both easy and enjoyable."



"Eric helped us buy and sell our first home. He walked us through both processes and was very responsive to our questions. Great experience!"



"Eric was exceptional during the entire process of selling my condo. He was thorough in explaining the selling process to me and he set up the professional photographers, marketing and paperwork in no time. Eric was available for multiple showings at days and times requested by potential buyers. He was consistently available, prompt and patient. From the day I contacted Eric until the day of the closing was only a few months. His hard work made the sale so easy for me. I highly recommend him and would definitely work with him again!"



"Eric was invaluable in assisting in the purchase of our new home. His suggestions directly resulted in us coming to what we felt was a good price for the home we purchased. A++"



"Eric was phenomenal to work with. We liked working with him because he truly listened to our wants and needs and was not pushy. He was open and honest with feedback. If he saw something in a condo or townhome that he was concerned about or didn't like, he told us. He told us when he felt properties were overpriced or underpriced, and was really helpful in our negotiation process, as we ended up at a price below the original asking price. He would consistently send us homes that he thought we would like, and then were specific to our tastes, rather than being generic houses that he pushed on us. He was great throughout the entire process - we trusted his opinion and absolutely would work with him again."



"We enjoyed working with Eric and would highly recommend him. This is the third real estate transaction in which he has represented us. In all 3 transactions, he was knowledgeable and strategic. We felt confident in his guidance throughout the process."



"Eric is an awesome realtor and we have used him multiple times. He is great at listening to our needs and concerns and we highly recommend!"



"Eric Newman helped us with the sale of our condo in Chicago and we would welcome the opportunity to work with him again. We had a pretty aggressive timeline as we were in the process of moving across the country and Eric helped make that transition easier through his responsiveness and quick delivery of offers. He delivers results and helps make the home selling process smooth and seamless!"



"Excellent. Good follow through"



"Eric has helped us with three successful transactions now, and we have been very satisfied with his help, perspective and expertise. He's acted as a true advocate for us, as well as a source of honest assessment and insight about the process and decisions we've had to make along the way. We could not give him a more enthusiastic endorsement!"



"Eric was great during the entire process. Being a 1st time home buyer I leaned heavily on his expertise and knowledge. I truly felt like he was an advocate for me and spent as much time as I needed educating me on the different phases of the process."



"It was a pleasure working with Eric throughout the process to sell our condo. He is very knowledgeable about the Chicago market, realistic, responsive, and courteous. The condo itself was on the market for quite some time with multiple realtors. Towards the end of the entire selling process, Eric was referred to us and when he came on board, he advised us in setting the right price to get it sold right away. He also went over & beyond to coordinate logistical items for us, as we no longer lived in Chicago during the listing. We can't recommend him enough!"



"Eric worked hard, even late into the evening. He is knowledgeable and always very helpful"


"Eric was a real professional. He gave us great advice to stage on what we should spend money on (and where to save) when staging our place, and he landed us four offers in one weekend of showings. He was always accessible to answer any question. I'd recommend him to anyone looking to sell your home quickly at the maximum price."


"Eric was there for us every step of the way. He had a great deal of patience as we changed our minds several times on the location and type of property we wanted. In the end we found the perfect condo. Eric worked hard on our behalf to get the best deal possible, meet all the deadlines, and make certain the seller followed through on everything. His deep knowledge of the Chicago real estate market is really impressive and his 24/7 availability was greatly appreciated."



"Eric is an A++ professional. The most important purchase or sale in a lifetime is that of a property. I knew Eric previously when we worked together as fellow realtors, so I knew he was the best. I knew the importance of choosing a savvy, experienced, intelligent and professional agent to represent my condo sale.Eric exceeded every expectation I had, and created a positive, low-stress experience for me as a seller. He gave me guidance every step of the way, and assured me we would have a quick sale (received an offer in 12 days). Eric rocks.Thank goodness for smart, ethical, reliable realtors like him."



"Eric Newman took the time to listen to my interests and goals in terms of purchasing a new home. He offered insight and suggestions on more than just basic real estate questions and took a genuine interest in making sure I found a home that would work for my needs."



"I extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to Eric Newman of @properties. Eric, worked with me as a buyer moving from Texas to Chicago. The transition was stressful enough moving from one state to the other but Eric offered so much support and information to help me make a final decision. He was very efficient, knowledgeable, professional, friendly, well acquainted with the downtown Chicago area. I was especially please with his responsiveness! I never had to wait long for a response to a VM or email. Now I am moving into a beautiful loft in the River North area! Thank you again Eric for the hard work!"



"Eric gave me easy, practical ideas for getting my house ready to go on the market. He is very thorough and knowledgeable. He helped me with pricing and timing and sold my condo in one month. I was extremely happy with Eric and his services and highly recommend him to anyone looking for one of the best Realtors in the city."



"As a first time home buyer, it's difficult to digest the many facets of the real estate world. Eric not only clarified the whole process for me, but helped me make decisions that were best suited to my personal needs. I am now a proud home owner with zero buyer's remorse, and Eric deserves a great deal of credit for that!"



"Like most people, my time is extremely limited. So for the sale of my home, I needed someone who could take the ball and run without requiring a lot of participation from me. Eric Newman was precisely that person. After obtaining the requisite information, he was able to work independently and gave me regular updates along the way...He sold my place at a price I was very pleased with and made the transaction as painless as possible. I couldn't have been more satisfied with the work he did."



"When I decided that it was time to buy, I only had a few months before my lease was up. I didn't even know where to begin looking or what range I could start in. Eric was a lifesaver, taking me through the process step-by-step and working around my busy work schedule to view places on lunch or weekends. I started looking just before Christmas and by February, had everything worked out. Eric even referred me to a lender and an inspector, making everything that much easier on me. I love the fact that even after the contract was finalized, Eric personally came to the closing to make sure things went smoothly. His attention to detail and the fact that he really listens to what his clients need and/or want make him a stand-out professional. Thanks Eric!"



"I took the plunge into home ownership last winter, and enlisted Eric as my buying agent. For starters, Eric was incredibly proficient at finding many different properties that matched my preferences. We would look at properties a few times a week, and he worked continually to identify listings to check for the next time out. Throughout the process, my idea of the 'perfect home' continued to evolve, and Eric adapted the property selections to meet it. We eventually found the place I was looking for, and Eric was there through the closing and beyond. My original idea of a real estate agent was that it was someone who 'finds homes', but Eric proved to be an indispensable guide and source of knowledge for the whole process. I couldn't have done it without him, and would recommend him to anyone seeking an agent."



"Liz and I would like to thank Eric regarding his commitment and dedication to selling our Lakeview property...Eric was extremely enthusiastic and creative in his approaches to market our condo and highlight the fact that it was not your ordinary 'two bedroom condo'. Eric scheduled multiple showings and targeted marketing mailings to potential buyers. In the end, we were able to sell the condo with minimal 'creep' in our original asking price and close in an extremely short amount of time. Both Liz and I have had many realtor experiences prior to working with Eric and we both agree that he was the most dedicated, efficient, and the nicest real estate agent we have ever worked with. We have, and will, recommend Eric to anyone that is looking for a property to buy or sell."



"Eric was fantastic, end to end, in the selling process. He gave a clear, educated opinion that helped us make timely and quality decisions throughout the process. He was always available to provide advice and quality counsel. We used Eric on the buying side previously and he was equally fantastic. The checklist provided at the end of process was a nice touch that I found very helpful when I had so much on my mind. Overall, Eric did another fantastic job for us and we were delighted to sell our condo quickly and at a good price."



"Compared to other brokers, Eric is an 11. With his management consulting background, Eric knows how to be professional, communicate and advocate for his client. Eric knows the end to end process and sets expectations with you from the very beginning. He tells you the right questions to ask and provides amazing guidance on all facets of the process."



"Not only was Eric knowledgable about short sales, but the people he referred me to to assist with the process were amazingly professional. It was a seamless and easy experience as the agent and attorney communicated well to close the short sale within 90 days."



"We thoroughly enjoyed working with Eric. He made the sale process as painless as possible, and was always responsive and helpful. We would highly recommend Eric to anyone else looking to sell their house - you'll enjoy working with him.Lisa and Michael Loftis"



"Eric did a terrific job. He was easy to work with, a great communicator and executed the sale of our condo flawlessly."



"We had been using another broker and brokerage firm for more than a year. Eric changed the approach to marketing, helped us enhance the condo's presentation, and we sold it in a couple weeks for very close to our asking price. Eric is professional, creative, and communicative, as well as an excellent strategic advisor. I would recommend him whole-heartedly."



"Best of the bear"



"Eric helped us through a very difficult short sale and put us in contact with a great legal team. He helped us come up with creative solutions for us to accomplish our objectives in a very challenging environment!"