Greg Vollan

Greg Vollan

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Overall 5 star rating out of 63 reviews



"Vigilant and thorough throughout, Greg is the consummate professional and someone who made the entire process better, easier, and more enjoyable. You want Greg on your team, that's for certain!"



"Greg was awesome! As an out of state seller, I couldn't have imagined a better experience. Greg was incredibly helpful with contractor referrals and opening the unit for repair work and bids. I would recommend Greg to anyone!"



"This is my second time working with Greg.

The first time, he was my realtor in purchasing my condo and I used his services again to sell my condo this year.

He was once again, great to work with! I was selling my condo in Chicago, while living in NYC and Greg went above and beyond to make the process painless for me.

He is thorough, attentive and has a vast network of contractors and merchants that you can use for renovations prior to selling. This saved me hours of time trying to find contractors and merchants that were credible at affordable prices.

Finally, he marketed my condo "off the market" with his extensive Chicago real estate network before it went live on MLS and my condo ended up being purchased through one of those contacts. My condo was on the market less than one day before I got an offer I ended up accepting.

Greg is a pleasure to work with and highly recommend his services."



"I cannot express enough gratitude for Greg's assistance in the sale of our condo. He is extremely knowledgeable, accessible, and receptive to his clients' needs. The results speak for themselves, as he was able to procure multiple offers in under one week, including an offer well above list price.
All of this took place while we had our first child--Greg's hard work allowed us to focus on our growing family and not worry about selling our condo. We can't thank Greg enough and would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home."



"I was buying and selling real estate in my most recent experience with Greg Vollan, and he made what is naturally a very stressful situation into a seamless experience. Greg is thorough, responsive, and aggressive, and his creative approach on both sides of the equation yielded incredibly positive results. He goes above and beyond to get deals done, making himself available at all hours. I've used Greg now on five real estate transactions, and he is truly a trusted advisor and friend."



"Greg was fantastic to work with from day one. He took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for, made himself available to attend every showing with us, and was always there to answer the many questions we had throughout the duration of the process. He is incredibly knowledgable about the real estate market in Chicago, and went above and beyond to help us buy our first home. I would highly recommend Greg to anyone looking to purchase a home in Chicago."



"Greg has been a significant asset for several of our family's real estate transactions. This last sale, a Rowhouse, was again handled with the utmost professionalism and experienced advice even with the added difficult situation of our move out of town. Greg was exceptionally accessible and helpful before, during, and after the Rowhouse going under contract - we absolutely would not have been able to do it without him!"



"From start to finish Greg made our first home buying experience wonderful. He truly had our best interests always in mind, pointing out small structural concerns or inconveniences. We felt supported and comfortable throughout without a question unanswered. We will absolutely call on Greg for selling and purchasing our next home and highly recommend him to friends and family!"



"Greg understood our needs and preferences (from the economics to the aesthetics), was responsive and accommodating throughout our search process and consistently addressed our questions and requests in a sensible, timely manner. This was our first purchase in Chicago, and Greg's efforts helped to produce a positive experience and a good outcome."



"Working with Greg was great. We were remote while trying to sell our unit and Greg went above and beyond in everything from helping us get an offer quickly to the closing and turnover of our unit. We'd gladly recommend Greg to anyone looking to buy or sell in Chicago"



"Year after year, Greg comes through with expert advice, quick responses and a level of professionalism beyond his peers."



"Greg was a true pro - knew how to stage and position my property so that within days of the public listing I had an offer for asking price! He managed all the onsite details from putting it on the market through inspections and the final closing with his extensive network of contractors and ability to partner well with the lawyers to navigate the contractual process. I live out of state and he managed all local details and made it very easy on me. I appreciated his attention to detail and believe I got a great price relative to the market - would definitely recommend him!"



"When we started looking for a condo, we met Greg who was the selling agent at a property we considered. We were impressed by his engagement, knowledge and information accuracy so we decided to work with him as our agent. He surpassed our expectation and was very supportive during the whole process that lead us to find our dream home."



"Greg is a professional in every way. He was fantastic in helping us both sell our condo and buy a new house at the same time. He is very thorough, detailed, and had a great knowledge of the market."



"Our experience with Greg was awesome. We thought our experience couldn't have been better when he helped us find our amazing home but then he turned around and sold our condo in a single day! He was professionally and helpful throughout the whole process. I couldn't recommend him more."



"Greg not only revealed an comprehensive knowledge of his own profession, but in the entire process. He referred us to what turned out to be an outstanding mortgage broker. He was also a great resource regarding repairs. Greg put us in touch with excellent contractors to perform repairs."



"Greg was an outstanding agent and resource to me throughout the sales process. He knew the building, new the market, and new the right levers to pull in order to help me achieve my goals. The sale of my condo was a bit crazy at times due to a couple of issues with the potential buyers, but Greg's counsel and expertise helped me navigate the process without issue which ultimately lead to a successful sale. I'd recommend Greg without hesitation and I look forward to working with him again in the future."



"We used Greg to sell and buy a residence. Overall, Greg was knowledgeable, strategic, and always accessible. He took the time to guide us through the very complicated process of selling/buying a home. We bought in Wicker Park/Bucktown area. I was impressed with his knowledge of the real estate in the area. He knew which buildings were well kept and which blocks were quiet. He always gave us his opinion whether good or bad. This made finding a condo in good condition easier. He also was very strategic when bidding for a condo. He did all he could to make sure we had the winning bid without resulting in us overpaying."



"We truly enjoy working with Greg. He's knowledgeable and responsive, but most importantly he found us our unicorn in Chicago and negotiated us a great deal. We'd recommend Greg to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago."



"Working with Greg was the single most important decision we made in buying our new home. His expertise in the industry paired with his calm and collected demeanor, impressed us from our initial consult until the closing of our unit. Greg pulled off a near impossible deal in order for us to obtain our dream space. We trusted Greg's opinion during the whole process and he never once steered us wrong. Additionally, he was thoughtful in connecting us with the "right" team, which only made us more confident in our purchase. Greg Vollan provides invaluable service for anyone looking to buy or sell real estate."



"Greg was a true pleasure to work with. He was actively involved in helping to prepare the property for sale and provided top quality contractor referrals to make the pre-listing stage easier for the client. He was detailed-oriented in his approach throughout the sale process and made sure that all parties (buyers, sellers, realtors and other advisors) remained on task and on schedule once the property was under contract. His market knowledge and familiarity with the Wicker Park neighborhood were quite impressive. Would absolutely recommend Greg to others looking to buy/sell real estate in West Town."



"We recommend Greg for his top-notch professionalism. We have worked with Greg for over 9 years and he has always come through for us. He is honest & diligent and he does three things that we truly appreciate: He picks quality personnel for his team, he follows through on everything he says he will do and he thinks both short-term and long-term regarding our property and our real estate goals. Thank you Greg!"



"Greg was great. He made sure I felt comfortable throughout the entire buying process and was very responsive and open to questions."



"Greg was our second agent. We never realized how important a capable agent was after using another for our first purchase. Greg was also a great resource for all aspects of our purchase, and moving experience in general. He has expertise in many areas, which include, but are not limited to building code, home repairs, contracting, and home design."


"Greg's knowledge of the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood and the Clocktower Lofts building is unparalleled. He was able to deliver an offer on our condo, over list price, on the first day we listed on MLS. Greg was a great resource to us throughout the process, from helping us pick out tile for a bathroom remodel before we listed, all the way through the closing. He had a clear strategy for marketing our property and it clearly paid off! We would highly recommend working with Greg -- you won't be disappointed!-- Ryan & Jody Mason"



"Greg was a pleasure to work with! He was recommended to me by my sister who previously worked with him to buy her condo. I was a first time buyer and felt very reassured that I was in good hands. He was very patient and helpful in helping me understand the entire home buying process from end to end. He is a true professional who cares very much for the clients he serves and delivers on everything he commits to. He is very responsive, organized and knowledgeable. While looking at homes, he often pointed out things I would have never noticed and had great insight into various building and neighbourhoods. I would definitely recommend Greg to my family and friends and use him again in the future!"



"From start to end, Greg made the process of buying my first home stress free. When we first met I told him where I wanted to live and he started a grassroots campaign to contact all current tenants in the building to inform them he had a potential buyer if they were looking to sell. This allowed us to get first looks at units before they hit the market. Greg always found time to help and made sure I understood every document that had to be signed throughout the process. With a proven track record backing him, I knew that Greg would not let me go to the closing table on a deal he did not feel was the best we could get."



"We were referred to Greg by a friend and had an exceptional experience with him from start to finish. Being first time home buyers, my husband and I had a lot of questions along the way. Greg went above and beyond to educate us about the process and provide guidance though our search. Greg is not only extremely knowledgeable about the various neighborhoods in the city but also had great insight for what to look for and avoid. Even after we closed Greg has been a great resource. If you're looking for an agent that truly cares about their clients, Greg's your guy! We will definitely be using Greg in the future."



"Greg made moving back to Chicago incredibly easy for me and my fiance. His understanding of the neighborhoods and realestate markets associated with each made finding a home significantly easier. His professionalism and responsiveness was incredible. There is no doubt in our minds that we will be purchasing a house from Greg and referring him to all of our family and friends."



"Greg is simply fantastic, very clear and knowledgeable, and conducts business with sincerity in way that invites trust."



"Greg's attention to detail, knowledge of the marketplace & straight forward approach to selling real estate has proven successful on more than one property for us. He is meticulous & attentive throughout the process & it is the little touches that ultimately make the difference."



"My husband and I were out of state buyers looking for an in-town property. The challenges of doing business long distance were met by Greg in a professional, enthusiastic manner. He provided us with both written and verbal communication on a daily basis keeping us informed on the progress of the process. He provided much needed guidance throughout the offer, negotiations, and closing. He was the team leader in an attempt to get a timely closing that worked with our schedule. My husband is a neurosurgeon whose schedule is unpredictable, however Greg made himself available to us and we felt like his priority. The whole process was a positive and enjoyable experience and I highly recommend Greg Vollan. Sincerely, Karen and Joe Schnittker"



"Greg is incredibly professional and knowledgeable. His guidance during the selling process of our home at Clock Tower Lofts was essential. I don't believe we would have gotten such a good result without him."



"Greg was a true professional to work with and made the process of selling our home as smooth as we could have hoped for. Our loft condo presented some unqiue challenges but Greg's experiences with similar units was obvious from the start and his advice was spot on and certainly contributed to the quick sale. Greg is also very familiar with the market at any given time and his listing price was very in tune with how everything was moving. We had already purchased a new home and Greg's overall experience and familiarity with the market in our neighborhood resulted in a list price offer in just five days."



"Till I met Greg, I didn't realize how much value a good real estate agent provides. He sold my unit in less than a week, assessed the credibility of the multiple offers, and we sold it for more than asking price. Even better, he sold it faster and for a higher price than another unit in the building that was sitting on the market for six months. So, its more than just intangible value, its real cash value $$$$."



"Greg made my first time buying experience a breeze. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. I look forward to working with Greg again in the future and would highly recommend him."



"First, let me just state that Greg was the finest agent I have ever worked with. His expertise and knowledge was invaluable throughout the marketing/sales process. Also, the amount of effort and attention to detail that Greg exhibited while I was working with him was amazing. Greg himself spent a number of hours cleaning and prepping the property as well as advising on paint choices and fixes to ensure a quality sale. I was especially impressed with his work with a photography mockup team to really show just how great the property could be even though it was empty for showings. Ultimately, Greg's knowledge and expertise resulted in an above asking price offer within the first week of marketing. I will be recommending his services to anyone in the future."



"I have recently closed on my Town house in Bucktown. I would like to thank my agent(Greg Vollan) for the incredible time and effort he put into helping me get the absolute best market price!!!! I never thought I would get what I did for my home, but Greg worked with me on updates/rehab that needed to be done to maximize my return. The help didn't stop with just good interior rehab advice, the photos, sales booklet he put together was a work of art.....it looked like a magazine!!!! My home was only on the market for a short time, but when it was, Greg dedicated his weekends showing it at his open house events.His market knowledge and strategic approach to sales are second to none in Chicago!!Thank you again Greg and the @properties Team.....you are the BEST!!!"



"We had originally worked with a different realtor from a different firm due to prior commitments and listed our home during peak selling season. Needless to say we had an awful experience over the course of several months. Looking back I think it was a blessing in disguise. Greg had been referred to us by a neighbor prior and as soon as our contract was up I immediately contacted him even though we were in the slow season of real estate at that point. Our first meeting with Greg was night and day compared to our previous experience. He really took the time to listen to what happened with our prior experience, what his thoughts were and not once did he take the opportunity to discredit the previous realtor instead he explained to us about how he could really help us sell our home. I found that truly genuine and incredibly professional. Our second meeting with Greg was a presentation on the current market place in our neighborhood and what his plans were for our place. Again, we were blown away by all the work and effort he put in for the prep work (all things we never experienced before). Fast forward, Greg was able to get our home under contract in a matter of days! During the contract/negotiation process Greg was extremely confident and knowledgeable which made the process even easier for us. We always knew he had our best interest in mind and he wasn't trying to just "close a deal". From beginning to end, Greg constantly impressed us with his passion for his job, the time and effort he spent with us and our property, how much he went above and beyond, and how he is genuinely a kind and driven individual. I would definitely recommend him to all of my friends and family in a heartbeat and can't wait for another opportunity to work with him again."



"Greg was a pleasure to work with! He was recommended to me by my sister who previously worked with him to buy her condo. I was a first time buyer and felt very reassured that I was in good hands. He was very patient and helpful in helping me understand the entire home buying process from end to end. He is a true professional who cares very much for the clients he serves and delivers on everything he commits to. He is very responsive, organized and knowledgeable. While looking at homes, he often pointed out things I would have never noticed and had great insight into various building and neighbourhoods. I would definitely recommend Greg to my family and friends and use him again in the future!"



"We would recommend Greg without reservation! He was completely thorough, and he helped us every step of the way, from strategizing and finding contractors to help the unit look its best, to doing everything to make sure the unit was seen and toured by as many people as possible, to helping us through a tricky closing process. It was great to work with somebody with such obvious expertise in all aspects of the sale process, and we felt that Greg had our backs. Thank you, Greg!"



"From start to end, Greg made the process of buying my first home stress free. When we first met I told him where I wanted to live and he started a grassroots campaign to contact all current tenants in the building to inform them he had a potential buyer if they were looking to sell. This allowed us to get first looks at units before they hit the market. Greg always found time to help and made sure I understood every document that had to be signed throughout the process. With a proven track record backing him, I knew that Greg would not let me go to the closing table on a deal he did not feel was the best we could get."



"Working with Greg was excellent. His market knowledge and marketing strategies allowed ended with an accepted offer after less then a week on MLS. He evaluated our property, made suggestions as to what needed to be done and then met with contractors to get the work done himself!!!! He even picked the paint colors. It was truly a hands off experience for me which given my schedule was necessary. Greg does what he says he is going to do and is a true professional and was instrumental in the final negotiations to drive it to closure. I can't recommend him enough. We had an accepted offer in less then a week after hitting MLS! Just fantastic !"



"Greg was truly incredible to deal with. He was able to quickly identify our needs and was supportive and helpful throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy. His knowledge and expertise are second to none!"



"We were referred to Greg by a friend and had an exceptional experience with him from start to finish. Being first time home buyers, my husband and I had a lot of questions along the way. Greg went above and beyond to educate us about the process and provide guidance though our search. Greg is not only extremely knowledgeable about the various neighborhoods in the city but also had great insight for what to look for and avoid. Even after we closed Greg has been a great resource. If you're looking for an agent that truly cares about their clients, Greg's your guy! We will definitely be using Greg in the future."



"Greg was referred to us by our neighbor who had a great experience with him selling their condo in 2014. Our experience was everything they said it would be. Greg was thorough and thoughtful in his pre-marketing approach. He provided a robust comparative market study to assist us in competitively pricing our home and offered smart staging suggestions which positioned our home for a quick sale. All of that work yielded multiple offers within 3 days of listing the property. Greg also advised us on our purchase, he showed great patience and provided sound advice in a difficult buyer's market."



"Greg was an excellent realtor! I would definitely recommend him to my friends who are first home purchasers. He was patient, informative, and always had great recommendations during the process. This normally could be a pretty stressful process but I felt that I had trusted guidance with Greg."



"Greg provided great service during a long and drawn out new construction process. His persistence with the developer assisted in the final completion of the unit, despite numerous missed completion dates by the developer."



"Mr Greg Vollan was spectacular. He handled every aspect of my sale personally.This included staging ( even shopping), all showings, all negotiations, he was present for the inspection and the appraisal ( critically important ).His knowledge, hands on approach and professionalism were top shelf.It is to hard to write in words how strongly I feel about Greg as my realtor.I would take the time to speak with anyone considering him as their realtor."



"We have worked with Greg on both sides of real estate transactions, and he has been a pleasure to work with every time. He helped us determine an aggressive, yet attainable, asking price, and his effective marketing led to a quick sale. Greg guided us through negotiations, helping us get the best final offer we could. We are moving out of the area, but would recommend Greg to any of our friends looking on the NW side in an instant."



"Greg was more than I could ask for in an agent. I was a first time home buyer that moved to Chicago from NY on my own. I was nervous and inexperienced in the home buying process. Greg was so helpful and thorough in explaining every part of the buying process to me and making sure I felt comfortable every step of the way. Greg helped me purchase my condo in a highly competitive market - he is very thorough with his work, very responsive, cares more about what you want rather than getting you to just buy, he is very patient - knows his real estate market and very personable. I had another real estate agent before him - and while he was very nice- Greg is just more efficient and cares more about his clients. I was impressed with his consistent preparation and the amount of knowledge he had about the neighborhood. One awesome quality about him - is that he is relentless in getting information - he will call whoever he needs to get info, keep the seller's agent in line, and make sure everything is on track. He is just great and I would recommend him to anyone!"



"My wife and I worked with Greg Vollan on the purchase of our first home together. During this daunting process Greg was incredibly responsive, personable, and knowledgeable about all aspects of the real estate process. He quickly understood our needs and always took the time to explain each step of the process. When working with Realtor's, my wife and I both valued the trust factor more than anything, and Greg was quickly able to earn our trust. He always took his time during viewings so that we never felt rushed and was great at pointing out different factors of properties that we would have missed without him there. Greg was also able to make some great recommendations on a real estate attorney and mortgage broker that he has worked with for several years which ultimately resulted in a very smooth purchasing/closing process from start to finish. After speaking with many friends and family about nightmarish closings and negotiations, this is something I very much appreciated!Even after the purchase of our condo, Greg has kept in touch and remains on call to answer any questions we have which are often above and beyond the call of duty. I look forward to a continued relationship with Greg and will be sure to recommend him to any friends and family needing any assistance with Real Estate."



"Greg was fantastic. We ended up in a home that is very different from where thought we would be when we started and began the process with only a rough idea of what we wanted, much less of what we could do. Greg was very patient and kind with us in helping to narrow down what was really us. Early on, Greg intentionally showed us a few different types of properties in different neighborhoods that weren't necessarily fitting. We think this was key in navigating the wide range of options in the city. His knowledge was impressive - not just of the neighborhoods and the aesthetics of the homes, but also the quality of the construction. On occasion, Greg was not shy about pointing out flaws or in some cases clearly stating the house was not "up to par". The house that we ultimately bought is absolutely fantastic and is us, but initially we were hesitant. Greg recognized the value and the mix of characteristics that we had been talking about but couldn't visualize. He gently kept nudging us to give it another look and he was absolutely right. We couldn't be happier! The bottom line is that what was very apparent with Greg was a sincere desire to not simply make a sale, but to get us into a home that we love and will grow into. We are very appreciative of all his efforts and would happily refer him to friends and family."



"The marketing material Greg provided was top notch and incredibly professional.Greg's familiarity with the building and our unit type allowed him to provide a very compelling sales pitch for our unit, despite the challenges of the layout."



"Greg made moving back to Chicago incredibly easy for me and my fiance. His understanding of the neighborhoods and realestate markets associated with each made finding a home significantly easier. His professionalism and responsiveness was incredible. There is no doubt in our minds that we will be purchasing a house from Greg and referring him to all of our family and friends."


""Quite simply put, we were blown away by the service and representation we received from Greg Vollan. We have truly never encountered a real estate professional that was not only knowledgeable about the housing market, but also about architecture, interior architecture, landscaping, mortgages, financing, home inspections, wiring, plumbing, city codes, neighborhood improvement projects, etc. Basically he was our trusted resource every step of the way.In selling our home he went above and beyond in ensuring that our house was staged, photographed and landscaped properly. This resulted in an offer within 5 days of the house being listed, and at a price that was far and away more than we had hoped for.In representing us as we bought our new home, his insights into our new construction home were so incredibly valuable it truly changed the way we live. He even managed to use his contacts to find a similar home by the same builder and scored us a walk-through before our house was built.All his recommendations, from a real estate lawyer to carpet cleaners, resulted in the most hassle-free professional experience we have ever experienced. It was stress- free from start to finish and we are beyond thrilled. He brings with him a confidence about his profession and his knowledge of the market that immediately make you understand that you are in extremely capable hands. We highly recommend Greg to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.""


"Greg was absolutely a pleasure to work with from start to finish and clearly outshined all of the other agents that I encountered along the way. I'd reccomend him to anyone in the market to buy or sell their home and have several friends who've used him and have all had great experiences."


"In the West Town neighborhood, there's no better broker than Greg Vollan. My husband and I have been on both sides of the purchasing equation, using Greg to both buy, and later sell, our home. Both times we've been very pleased with his professionalism and keen knowledge of the market, and the West Town neighborhood in particular. In this unprecedented and often volatile real estate economy, his spot-on perception of the market-- substantiated by his comparable research-- is invaluable in pricing the property to sell quickly and at the utmost return."


"Greg Vollan is extremely knowledgeable, approachable, and responsive. He pushed for us when needed and gave us time to make our own decisions when appropriate. He was a pleasure to work with and we'd be delighted to work with him when the time comes to sell and buy again."


"Greg is simply fantastic, very clear and knowledgeable, and conducts business with sincerity in way that invites trust."


"From start to finish Greg Vollan demonstrated the upmost professionalism in handling the sale of our condominium. He has excellent instincts. Communication was excellent and we were always kept in the loop.Greg completely took the burden of the day to day little details off our shoulders and "held our hand" walking us through the entire process. I never had to guess if he would be there for the repairman, the inspector, the appraiser, the carpet installer, painters and other key individuals in order to keep the sales process moving forward. He instilled a sense of confidence that we were making the right decisions. He was very responsible in coordinating matters with the other professionals involved in the transaction right through the closing. The time to closing was shorter than expected and the sales price was higher..."


"Greg's attention to detail, knowledge of the marketplace & straight forward approach to selling real estate has proven successful on more than one property for us. He is meticulous & attentive throughout the process & it is the little touches that ultimately make the difference."


"Greg is incredibly thorough, trustworthy, and knowledgeable about the local market. He quickly responded to every phone call, even while he was on vacation. He is an expert dealmaker, striking almost a perfect balance between what the seller's were looking for and what i was willing to pay. He's incredibly attentive to detail, providing me advice on everything from furnace cleaning to ceiling fans. And he had a reference for nearly everything I needed. Greg also looked out for me during the closing, pointing out potential landmines and making sure the sellers were following protocol. I enthusiastically recommend him for first-time and veteran home buyers alike"


"Thanks to Greg Vollans professionalism, responsiveness, and great eye for design and details, we found our dream house less than two months after our initial meeting with him. Greg connected us with a fantastic mortgage broker, real estate lawyer and building inspector, and this power combination made our home purchase easy, quick and fun. He carefully listened to what we were looking for and only showed us properties that we would truly be interested in. He consistently followed up on all of our questions and requests within hours and his calm, professional demeanor smoothly guided us through the process of buying our first home. We highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house or property hes a dream to work with! -Jason and Melissa"


"This summer, we moved from Los Angeles to Chicago on fairly short notice. We did not want to rent first and end up moving twice so we were in a hurry to find a new home. We met Greg over dinner and gave him our short list of requirements. Unlike other agents we interviewed with, Greg immediately understood what we were looking for and helped us refine our search area, set realistic expectations, and understand the home buying process in Chicago. Within 24 hours he arranged four showings that met our requirements. One of them turned out to be perfect for us - better than we had hoped for.During some difficult long-distance negotiations with the seller, Greg was on top of the details, engaged, responsive, and with us every step of the way. Even after we closed on the house he continued to help us locating contractors, restaurants, and anything else we needed to settle into our new home and environment. We felt like we had a terrific partner throughout the process.We would recommend Greg Vollan to anyone looking for a new home in Chicago."


""My wife and I worked with Greg ten years ago for the first time to buy our condo in Lincoln Park. He was excellent, very professional, organized, knowledgeable, connected and patient. We felt very comfortable working with him, he work hard and found the place that we were looking for, a great unit in a Mies van der Rohe with gorgeous park, lake and skyline views. When we decided to sell the unit this summer it felt natural to work with him again. It was the right choice, the unit was under contract within 9 days. Greg had great ideas for staging, he even lent some of his own stuff for the showing. After the first weekend we had three buyers bidding (two of them cash buyers) and in a few weeks we closed with the highest per square foot price in the building since 2006. We highly recommend Greg to anyone, he is the real deal. S.P. Lincoln Park""


"My husband and I were out of state buyers looking for an in-town property. The challenges of doing business long distance were met by Greg in a professional, enthusiastic manner. He provided us with both written and verbal communication on a daily basis keeping us informed on the progress of the process. He provided much needed guidance throughout the offer, negotiations, and closing. He was the team leader in an attempt to get a timely closing that worked with our schedule. My husband is a neurosurgeon whose schedule is unpredictable, however Greg made himself available to us and we felt like his priority. The whole process was a positive and enjoyable experience and I highly recommend Greg Vollan. Sincerely, Karen and Joe Schnittker"


"We used Greg for a previous purchase and he is AMAZING! He really listens, making adjustments as he learns what you like and what you don't until he finds your perfect home. He is a pleasure to work with."


"We have used Greg now for 5 transactions (buy, sell & leasing) and it has been a professional, fun and enjoyable experience every time- not to mention financially rewarding. He is not afraid to speak his mind and give his input. His knowledge of construction, the market place and Chicago neighborhoods is top notch. I have referred him to a few friends and family members and he has come through every time. I wouldn't think of going to or referring anyone else"


"Greg assisted me with purchasing my first condo. As a first time buyer, I had no idea what to except and was not familiar with the real estate purchasing process. Greg was great; he was very knowledge and assisted me every step of the way from recommending what listings were worthwhile to see to providing me a detailed schedule of next steps after my contract was executed. Greg had my best interests in mind and always stayed on top of things (even while he was on vacation), so I was able meet all my deadlines and close on time! Gregs long time industry experience and his professionalism made my first time home buying experience a positive one, and I would definitely recommend using his services."


"If youve ever dealt with a bad realtor then you know a good one is a godsend. Whether youre selling or buying, particularly in this market, your realtor is key and having confidence and faith in them can be the difference between breathing and struggling to survive a nightmare.I found Greg Vollan in 2007 through a friend who had a great experience buying and selling with him. I was looking to buy, had a smaller size budget and knew what I wanted but had a hard time articulating it. Greg asked me a lot of questions, spent a good amount of time trying to understand who I was, my lifestyle and what would fit for me. He showed me nine places our first day out and I would have bought every one of them, he had me pegged. He negotiated a good deal, asked questions I wouldnt know to ask and made sure I got what I wanted. A few years later in this terrible market I decided to try and sell. Greg was so professional and diplomatic he even managed to stage my renters furniture and have it professionally photographed (at no cost to me) and was able to successfully navigate the perils of marketing and showing a condo that had a tenant. When we just couldnt get it sold and my tenant moved away, Greg knew the rental market was tightening up and encouraged me to go for more money. I didnt lose a single months rent, increased my income on the condo to almost the mortgage, and landed a great tenant. Greg is a rock star and I have recommended him to two others who bought and sold and they say the same thing. Greg is so experienced and savvy, knows the market well, understands city issues, the construction pitfalls, and will ask questions about things you didnt even know you needed to know. Greg is professional, honest, pleasant to deal with, never blows you off and is able to help you manage your emotions to make really tough decisions with clarity because he wants you to be happy with the result. He is a forward thinker who clearly enjoys his work and maintains such a great reputation by building confidence and trust with his customers. I highly recommend him and will always ask him to handle my property in Chicago. Penelope Coles, Mesa, AZ"


"Greg was the seller's agent when we bought our condo in Bucktown. We were very impressed with his knowledge and professionalism, so we reached out to him when it came time for us to sell. He sold our condo in the middle of the worst housing market in a generation and then helped us a find our dream house in River Forest at a great price. Greg was very candid throughout the whole process and has a keen eye for detail. We couldn't be happier.Matt & Liz Hlinak"


""I first met Greg when he represented a seller as thier selling agent. I was immediately impressed by his professionalism and his ability to showcase his client's unit to me. Soon after that I approached him to assist me and my wife in finding a place for us in the Chicago market (Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, River North and Lakeview). He took the time to understand our needs and then approached our search in a very strategic manner. It took less than 15 showings before we found exactly what we were looking for... If you are looking for someone that understands the real estate market, is willing to invest time in understanding your specific needs, is not pushy and is not going to try to "sell" every home to you, has a fantastic team (mortgage broker, lawyer), can negotiate on your behalf, and most importantly has a knack for design, HE IS THE GUY FOR YOU. Thanks for your help Greg...we will come back to you for all our real estate needs...rest assured!"


"I first met Greg when I bought my Condo in Bucktown (sellers' agent). He went out of his way at the Closing to tell me all about my new home (who to contact on the board, location of garbage shoot, intercom codes, etc.). So when it came time to sell my Condo I knew Greg was the perfect agent to use. Greg was VERY involved in every aspect of the sale. I was living out of state for the entire process and he always ensured my home looked perfect for every showing. I also had to have some repairs done and he met the workers at my unit and documented every aspect of the project for me. He truly went above and beyond. I will forever be indebted to Greg for giving me total peace of mind that my home was being well cared for in my absence! Highly recommend!!!!!!! Kelly Walters"


"...We want to re-emphasize our appreciation for your efforts regarding the sale of our condo and the purchase of our new home. You ser a bar for professionals in the real estate industry. Your enthusiam for your job and for your clients is evident in every aspect of the transaction...We appreciatethe time that you took to help us differentiate our needs and our wants in a new home. Most importantly, you listened to us and showed us homes that fit within those parameters. You deserve a gold medal for your superior negotiating skills...We recommend you to all of our friends who need an enthusiastic and professional realtor for either the sale or the purchase of their home...."


"Greg is a true professional. He has helped me buy and sell multiple properties. I have never been disappointed with the high level of service he provides (he goes out of his way to take care of just about everything related to showings and the purchase/sale), his thorough research and his clear and concise communication style. In a tough market, Greg was able to sell our condo at a good price and in a short amount of time (3-4 months)."


"Greg has a natural intelligence and expertise in the real estate market that provides for a smooth experience from the initial conversation through closing. His patience in allowing me to find a place that was truly the right fit was appreciated. His input on each unit and eye for detail, both positive and negative, made my evaluation significantly easier. Also very notable is his availability seven days a week and extremely quick response time."


"Emily and I would like to extend a very sincere thank you for your efforts in selling our home. Your professionalism, dedication and relentless follow-up made selling our home a very good experience...We would recommend you to anyone looking for a professional, tenacious agent who pays special attention to detail and makes the whole experience as painless as possible."


"As first time homebuyers, we were clueless when it comes to finding a home. Greg was very helpful from the beginning, from helping us find what we were looking for, to referring a mortgage broker and attorney to us. He delt with picky clients and difficult agents with great skill and professionalism. In the end, we found a property we loved, and we have Greg to thank for getting our deal done."


"Greg was a true professional through what proved to be a very challenging sale. His patience and communication through the process was invaluable. He went far above and beyond and exceeded our expectation in every way."


"Greg has served as our agent for two transactions and referred us to a fellow broker on a third (while still remaining in contact with us and making sure things we're going smoothly). Greg is extremely personable, organized, well prepared and knowledgeable about the market, and he always has constructive input to temper the emotions that can come with a house purchase or sale. We would very highly recommend him to any buyer or seller. - Mike & Cheryl Bayer"


"I started my working relationship with Greg Vollan when he first began his Real Estate career. I was forced to terminate my existing representation with a previous agent on the sale of my prior Bucktown residence and the purchase of a new one in the West Loop. Greg lived in my building and had represented other building owners so I decided that he would be a good fit since he was well versed on the neighborhood and building features. Greg was always polished, professional and thought of finishing touches to help my show property in the best of light that I had not even considered. Not only did Greg pick up where my previous agent left off on the sale of my residence but, he performed walk- through and came to the closing table for the purchase of my new home, even though he was not the buyer agent on that property. Greg wanted to ensure that my best interests were being met and to assist, should I have any questions or concerns at the closing table. Greg exceeded every expectation that I might have had on both transactions.When I decided to relocate to another state it was without hesitation that I hired Greg Vollan to act as my agent for the sale of my townhome. While living across country and being immersed in one of the worst economic and Real Estate markets, Greg continued to maintain a sense of calm in what was often an extremely emotional and stressful time.Gregs thorough understanding of multiple neighborhoods and market trends as well as his diplomatic and calming approach teamed with his high caliber of standards make him an agent that I am confident can handle the most trying of transactions with the utmost level of professionalism. I have since then, and will continue to, recommend Mr. Vollan as a must have agent to my friends and colleagues."


"We would like to take this opportunity to recognize the superb real estate services provided by Greg Vollan. Because of his research and recommendations on the appropriate price point as well as house preparation guidance for showings, we were able to sell our home in under two weeks of placing on the MLS. Without a doubt, this effort, combined with his diligent response to us and to interested buyers, resulted in the sale of our home in a recessed economy and saturated housing market. With the sale of our previous home complete, we retained Greg to act as our purchasing realtor. We knew the neighborhood we wanted to live in, and though outside his usual market area, Greg creatively used his industry resources and contacts to locate a house that fits our needs beautifully. We couldnt be happier in our new home.Without hesitation, we recommend Gregs services through @properties to prospective home buyers and sellers."


"Greg epitomizes polish and sophistication with classic, creative vision. It's not his job, it's his very being. If you're lucky enough to work with him and smart enough to take his advice, your place will sell so fast (mine went into bidding wars within 3 days!) your head will spin. To this day my family uses "Greg" as a verb, as in "Greg this place up to sell.""


"I've worked with Greg on several real estate transactions. He serves each of his client's with genuine dedication and skill. Greg is engaging and a lot of fun to work with. I highly recommend Greg both professionally and personally. He's a great agent and great guy."


"Greg really knows his business. He studies the market the buyer and the seller(s) and puts together a plan that works out for everyone. I used Greg first in 2003 to buy my place and again in 2008 to sell the place. Greg is very realistic and gives you all the information you need to make your decisions. I highly recommend him."



"Greg is incredibly thorough, trustworthy, and knowledgeable about the local market. He quickly responded to every phone call, even while he was on vacation. He is an expert dealmaker, striking almost a perfect balance between what the seller's were looking for and what i was willing to pay. He's incredibly attentive to detail, providing me advice on everything from furnace cleaning to ceiling fans. And he had a reference for nearly everything I needed. Greg also looked out for me during the closing, pointing out potential landmines and making sure the sellers were following protocol. I enthusiastically recommend him for first-time and veteran home buyers alike."



"Greg Vollan is extremely knowledgeable, approachable, and responsive. He pushed for us when needed and gave us time to make our own decisions when appropriate. He was a pleasure to work with and we'd be delighted to work with him when the time comes to sell and buy again."



"Greg was absolutely a pleasure to work with from start to finish and clearly outshined all of the other agents that I encountered along the way. I'd reccomend him to anyone in the market to buy or sell their home and have several friends who've used him and have all had great experiences."



"Quite simply put, we were blown away by the service and representation we received from Greg Vollan. We have truly never encountered a real estate professional that was not only knowledgeable about the housing market, but also about architecture, interior architecture, landscaping, mortgages, financing, home inspections, wiring, plumbing, city codes, neighborhood improvement projects, etc. Basically he was our trusted resource every step of the way.In selling our home he went above and beyond in ensuring that our house was staged, photographed and landscaped properly. This resulted in an offer within 5 days of the house being listed, and at a price that was far and away more than we had hoped for.In representing us as we bought our new home, his insights into our new construction home were so incredibly valuable it truly changed the way we live. He even managed to use his contacts to find a similar home by the same builder and scored us a walk-through before our house was built.All his recommendations, from a real estate lawyer to carpet cleaners, resulted in the most hassle-free professional experience we have ever experienced. It was stress- free from start to finish and we are beyond thrilled. He brings with him a confidence about his profession and his knowledge of the market that immediately make you understand that you are in extremely capable hands.We highly recommend Greg to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."



"In the West Town neighborhood, there's no better broker than Greg Vollan. My husband and I have been on both sides of the purchasing equation, using Greg to both buy, and later sell, our home. Both times we've been very pleased with his professionalism and keen knowledge of the market, and the West Town neighborhood in particular. In this unprecedented and often volatile real estate economy, his spot-on perception of the market-- substantiated by his comparable research-- is invaluable in pricing the property to sell quickly and at the utmost return."



"Greg took the time to understand our needs and was very patient and flexible."



"From start to finish Greg Vollan demonstrated the upmost professionalism in handling the sale of our condominium. He has excellent instincts. Communication was excellent and we were always kept in the loop. Greg completely took the burden of the day to day little details off our shoulders and "held our hand" walking us through the entire process. I never had to guess if he would be there for the repairman, the inspector, the appraiser, the carpet installer, painters and other key individuals in order to keep the sales process moving forward. He instilled a sense of confidence that we were making the right decisions. He was very responsible in coordinating matters with the other professionals involved in the transaction right through the closing. The time to closing was shorter than expected and the sales price was higher. All this and I have yet to meet the man in person."



"Greg is amazing. He really listens, making adjustments as he learns what you like and what you don't until he finds your perfect home. He is a pleasure to work with."



"Greg assisted me with purchasing my first condo. As a first time buyer, I had no idea what to except and was not familiar with the real estate purchasing process. Greg was great; he was very knowledge and assisted me every step of the way from recommending what listings were worthwhile to see to providing me a detailed schedule of next steps after my contract was executed. Greg had my best interests in mind and always stayed on top of things (even while he was on vacation), so I was able meet all my deadlines and close on time! Greg�s long time industry experience and his professionalism made my first time home buying experience a positive one, and I would definitely recommend using his services."



"Getting back into homeownership after my 2011 foreclosure can be a daunting task. I am fortunate to have Greg Vollan as my realtor. Greg's professionalism made my home search a relatively smooth process . He was always available and on time when looking at home listings and was able to respond promptly to my concerns and questions regarding home ownership. Owning my current home was expedited because he was worked closely with my lender , my attorney and the seller's agent ."