Gwen Stark

Gwen Stark

CNE, CLHMS, QSC, GREEN, CRE - Broker
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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 61 reviews



"My family is in real estate, so I had very high expectations when looking for a realtor. Gwen's market knowledge, including how to set a listing price that results in good offers, is exceptional. She also did an amazing job of coordinating the sale even though I was out of town the entire time. That's the type of above and beyond service that a lot of realtors with her experience won't offer, and I'm so grateful to her. We did have last minute negotiation hiccups, but that was outside of Gwen's control (a late-discovered repair item). While it was stressful for all involved, she did save the sale. So she showed her worth even under challenging sale conditions. Would 100% recommend."



"As always, working with Gwen was a piece of cake. She helped us find our first home, and a few years later helped us sell it. Her strategy, knowledge and professionalism separates her from the rest. We were able to buy our house for the best possible price & sell it for over asking. Gwen kept us in the loop real time over every step of the way. She is dedicated to her clients & won't disappoint!"



"Gwen is THE BEST broker in Town. I closed several contracts with her.
Each and every time she provided excellent service."


"Gwen really took the time to listen and educate us on the current market. She was so good we struggled with our decision because all the options were great! I have sent several of my friends and Gwen has done an amazing job for each one. When we are ready to sell Gwen will be my first call! Professional, knowledgeable and good at what she does."


"Gwen really took the time to listen and educate us on the current market. She was so good we struggled with our decision because all the option were great! I have sent several of my friends and Gwen has done an amazing job for each one. When we are ready to sell Gwen will be my first call! Professional, knowledgeable and good at what she does."



"Gwen has worked with me for 3 years looking at various places as my needs have changed. Gwen was helpful and always made herself available. I trusted her guidance throughout the entire home buying experience. As a first time home buyer Gwen's expertise put me at ease!"



"Gwen is the greatest. She sold our condo in a week for over our asking price, and then turned around and got us an incredible deal on our new home, bargaining the seller to well below their asking price. I literally could not be more satisfied. Best realtor ever. No joke."



"Gwen Stark is the best of the best. We were thoroughly impressed with her at every step, from consult to sale. By following Gwen's suggestions, we were able to sell quickly at a price that exceeded our original expectations. We recommend her with enthusiasm. When she gives you advice, get out your pen and write it down. It's pure gold!"



"Gwen was fantastic! She knows how to conduct a smooth sale from start to finish; we couldn't be happier with our experience. From her listing strategies, to the well-executed open house, to her consultation during the offer review process through closing, she delivered both great service and knowledgable expertise. I'd recommend her to anyone looking to maximize their home sale or purchase!"



"I had the pleasure of working with Gwen on a closing in Northfield. I could not have been more pleased with her services. She is an excellent Realtor and I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a top notch and experienced professional. Thank you Gwen for all of your help!"



"This is the second time we have used Gwen Stark for a real estate deal. She is the best - Stark the Shark!!!! I recommend her highly."



"Gwen was incredibly patient and so helpful throughout the process of selling my condo! I had been wanting to sell for years and contacted Gwen long before I ever followed through. She kept me motivated and didn't make me feel bad when I left her a crying message one day because I was overwhelmed! She's the reason I finally sold my condo and I feel such a sense of relief and gratitude."



"Gwen Stark is a superb broker who helped us consider the best pricing for our condo and then sold it for us at our desired price in five days! She also provided deep knowledge of the sales process and was readily available whenever we had questions or concerns. She is highly recommended."



"Gwen put us at ease throughout the process of buying one home while selling another. Her experience gave us confidence that the transactions would close on time without any problem. Thank you, Gwen!!"



"Gwen is amazing! She is a fantastic broker, truly cares about her clients, and goes above and beyond! Gwen is a pleasure to work with, and I absolutely recommend her."



"Such a great agent, she got the price right and multiple offers in less than a week."



"“Gwen was a fantastic broker. She was prompt, prepared, informative, and she always responded very quickly to us. She researched very thoughtfully which helped us to offer with confidence! We found the perfect downtown condo. Thank you, Erika and Nate Baldwin.”"



"Gwen was a pleasure to work with in selling our condo. She had great ideas for staging, was informative in the process, created a demand with effective marketing, and was very prompt with her communication. We were able to list and sell very quick due to Gwen’s expertise on pricing/staging."



"I absolutely loved working with Gwen. She is extremely knowledgeable and sincerely cares about the client. She regularly checks on the client, answers questions very fast, go above and beyond to satisfy the client and make sure that you feel comfortable with everything. She follows up during the entire process and even after the close. She would be the very first person I would contact if I was to buy another house or knew of anyone who is looking for an agent."



"“We were first-time home buyers and Gwen was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. From the first day I spoke with her, she always took the time to help me understand the world of realty that was so far beyond my comprehension. She even had awesome and affordable recommendations for the inspector and attorney, or how we could potentially change/arrange things in the homes we looked at. From the beginning to the end, Gwen went above and beyond in helping us find this great home that we love.""



"“Gwen was our advocate and support through a very long and difficult short sale. There were unexpected changes from the seller and the banks involved. But, she made it happen!”"



"I was fortunate enough a few years ago to meet Gwen by complete chance. Since then, I have bought 3 places with her, and referred her to my sister whom she represented as well! She, simply put, is truly an asset to the company. She goes above and beyond to not just meet your expectations, but exceed them. As my place was on the market through @properties, I had the opportunity to not just work with an agent on my end from your company, but worked with the sellers agents who also represent your company. As this is the 3rd time I have bought a place, I can say this was the most professional, respectful negotiation process and I was more than pleased with everyone involved. Many thanks!!!!"


"Gwen is a miracle worker. She works hard, fast and means business - she is #1 for a reason. We had another realtor at first and only had two showings in 2 months. Unbelievable. Gwen came in and after four days of putting our condo on the market, she sold it! She was dedicated to us 150% and always over communicated to make us feel comfortable. She is a tough negotiator and we got everything we wanted. If you want a realtor, Gwen is your lady!"



"As someone who researches everything until exhaustion - It's safe for me to say that Gwen is one of the best! As a first time home buyer, I had all the questions, at all times of the day. She was amazingly responsive on weekdays, weekends, nights... They tell you not to let your emotions get the best of you when buying, and I absolutely did. Gwen dueled as a Realtor and therapist throughout this process. She never made me feel like I was wasting her time - instead she constantly encouraged me that we would find something perfect. When we did, she was a shark and negotiated the best deal. She is extremely organized, and gave me everything I needed to close on a timely basis. She has a power team of everyone you need, and they are all equally as amazing. If you are looking for someone who's going to be honest, supportive, and truly represent your best interests, use Gwen."



"Gwen did a tremendous job recognizing the full-value of our home. The sale price she achieved was higher than other brokers' recommended list price! I am so thankful Gwen was at our showings to properly communicate the uniqueness of our property. She never pushed us in one direction or the other, rather she communicated to us all of our options and let my wife and I make the final decision."



"Gwen was everything I could ask for in a broker. She was extremely knowledgeable and helped me navigate the first time home buying process with ease. All my questions were answered within a couple of hours and I always got the feeling that Gwen had my back every step of the way. At my closing, she even made sure I received an extra $500 credit that I definitely would've overlooked. I definitely recommend Gwen to all potential home buyers."



"I have been in the real estate title business for over 40 years in Virginia and the surrounding states so I have dealt with many realtors for the transactions that my company serviced and for the many properties I have purchased and sold throughout the USA, and I can honestly say with no doubt, that Gwen is the most knowledgeable, honest, caring and hard working realtor I have ever worked with, and there have been MANY.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to sell their property. I would imagine that she carries her professionalism into all aspects of her work..... selling, buying, leasing, etc. It was truly a pleasure working with Gwen. I wish only the best for her today and in the future.
Sheila"



"This will be my third transaction using Glwen. I cannot say enough amazing things about her professionalism, knowledge of the industry and ability to get things done. I refer her to anybody that is interested in buying and selling cuz she truly is the best!"



"Gwen is an exceptional person to work with. She is so professional, honest and driven. This has been the second time we have used her. Gwen is the absolute best at her job!"


"We couldn't have imagined a better realtor than Gwen. As first time homebuyers, we walked into the buying experience with little to no knowledge of what we were doing. Gwen was patient and explained EVERYTHING to us with kindness. She helped us to learn so much that by the time everything was complete, we were extremely confident in our purchase. Of course there were bumps in the road (on the seller's end) but Gwen made everything happen! We will most definitely work with her again and recommend her to everyone we know!"


"Gwen is the greatest. She sold our condo in a week for over our asking price, and then turned around and got us an incredible deal on our new home, bargaining the seller to well below their asking price. I literally could not be more satisfied. Best realtor ever. No joke."


"Gwen has now helped us purchase two homes and sell one. She's worked on our behalf in every transaction and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Chicago."


"Gwen did a great job getting a top-price from a buyer that was able to close smoothly. She was open to our challenges about pricing, and together we came up with a strategy that optimized traffic and resulted in several offers above our ask."


"Gwen Stark is the best of the best. We were thoroughly impressed with her at every step, from consult to sale. By following Gwen's suggestions, we were able to sell quickly at a price that exceeded our original expectations. We recommend her with enthusiasm. When she gives you advice, get out your pen and write it down. It's pure gold!"


"Gwen is amazing! She is a fantastic broker, truly cares about her clients, and goes above and beyond! Gwen is a pleasure to work with, and I absolutely recommend her."


"Gwen is a brilliant broker! She knows the business and guided me every step of the process. I will recommend her and seek her help for my next purchase. I felt blessed."


"I had the pleasure of working with Gwen on a closing in Northfield. I could not have been more pleased with her services. She is an excellent Realtor and I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a top notch and experienced professional. Thank you Gwen for all of your help!"


"Gwen was fantastic! She knows how to conduct a smooth sale from start to finish; we couldn't be happier with our experience. From her listing strategies, to the well-executed open house, to her consultation during the offer review process through closing, she delivered both great service and knowledgable expertise. I'd recommend her to anyone looking to maximize their home sale or purchase!"


"Gwen was super professional and guided me through the stressful home selling experience. Gwen responded to text messages and helped answer all questions. Very knowledgeable; will recommend."


"Gwen was incredibly patient and so helpful throughout the process of selling my condo! I had been wanting to sell for years and contacted Gwen long before I ever followed through. She kept me motivated and didn't make me feel bad when I left her a crying message one day because I was overwhelmed! She's the reason I finally sold my condo and I feel such a sense of relief and gratitude."


"Gwen was incredibly helpful and supportive the whole way through. We would gladly work with her again."


"Gwen is excellent! She is experienced, thorough and very responsible. She takes the time to explain each step of the process and provides invaluable insight. We received an offer for our property at asking price during the open house - we were delighted! We were very glad to have her as our realtor and highly recommend her."


"Great job Gwen! Honest, knowledgeable, prompt. We are very pleased with our experience and would use you again. Scott Kiley"


"Gwen provides excellent client service! She provides timely, candid advice, and is always willing to take the time to explain. We used Gwen for both buying and selling our condo and were very pleased!"


"Gwen has worked with me for 3 years looking at various places as my needs have changed. Gwen was helpful and always made herself available. I trusted her guidance throughout the entire home buying experience. As a first time home buyer Gwen's expertise put me at ease!"



"We were extremely satisfied with the @properties brokers. They listened to our needs, quickly responded with property matches, and were available to accommodate our busy schedule to do showings."


"This is the second time we have used Gwen Stark for a real estate deal. She is the best - Stark the Shark!!!! I recommend her highly."


"As someone who researches everything until exhaustion - It's safe for me to say that Gwen is one of the best! As a first time home buyer, I had all the questions, at all times of the day. She was amazingly responsive on weekdays, weekends, nights... They tell you not to let your emotions get the best of you when buying, and I absolutely did. Gwen dueled as a Realtor and therapist throughout this process. She never made me feel like I was wasting her time - instead she constantly encouraged me that we would find something perfect. When we did, she was a shark and negotiated the best deal. She is extremely organized, and gave me everything I needed to close on a timely basis. She has a power team of everyone you need, and they are all equally as amazing. If you are looking for someone who's going to be honest, supportive, and truly represent your best interests, use Gwen."


"We were referred to Gwen by a friend and we could not have been happier w/ her through out the entire buying/selling process. During our 1st exchange over the phone, I knew within in minutes she was the right fit for us. She is a seasoned expert in the market and trends, listened to our needs, provided invaluable advice and consulted us every step of the way. What I appreciate most is her transparency, consistent communication and passion for what she does. She's honest and will do the right thing for her clients. It isn't easy finding people who you can trust in this business with such a personal life event. For the reasons mentioned above, I will work w/ her in the future and continue to refer to friends and family."


"Gwen is THE BEST broker in Town. I closed several contracts with her. Each and every time she provided excellent service."


"Gwen did a tremendous job recognizing the full-value of our home. The sale price she achieved was higher than other brokers' recommended list price! I am so thankful Gwen was at our showings to properly communicate the uniqueness of our property. She never pushed us in one direction or the other, rather she communicated to us all of our options and let my wife and I make the final decision."


"Gwen was extremely helpful with every step of our home buying process. She was very organized and went out of her way to help us find and buy our dream condo in Chicago. She was quick to answer emails and phone calls, especially during the few crazy days of negotiations. She also referred many helpful people to us, including our loan officer, inspector, and a few handy men! We are very thankful for her help and would recommend her in a heartbeat!"


"We have used Gwen's services twice. We sold our condo for more than we had anticipated, and we closed in less than one week. Need I say more? She is very good at negotiating on behalf of her clients!"


"Gwen was a joy to work with! She was very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, market, and entire process. We truly enjoyed working with her."



"Gwen was extremely timely with her communication and was able to find me exactly what I was looking for. She was a great help and made the whole process seamless. Thank you for everything!"


"Gwen was great! First time buyer and she made the process really easy."


"Gwen was everything I could ask for in a broker. She was extremely knowledgeable and helped me navigate the first time home buying process with ease. All my questions were answered within a couple of hours and I always got the feeling that Gwen had my back every step of the way. At my closing, she even made sure I received an extra $500 credit that I definitely would've overlooked. I definitely recommed Gwen to all potential home buyers."


"Gwen was our advocate and support through a very long and difficult short sale. But, she made it happen!"


"My situation was complicated. I began my search for a new place in Chicago while still residing in Sydney Australia and had only a month to complete the task of finding and purchasing the property once I hit the ground. Gwen was prepared, professional, energetic, optimistic, knowledgeable and all the things that were required to make this happen. And she really listened and didn't try to direct me, she let me discover what I needed with guidance but without pushiness. My son will be looking for a place in the next couple of years and he has already decided he will use Gwen."


"Gwen was a fantastic broker. She was prompt, prepared, informative, and she always responded very quickly to us. She researched very thoughtfully which helped us to offer with confidence! We found the perfect downtown condo. Thank you, Erika and Nate Baldwin."


"Gwen was an amazing agent. Considering I was a first time buyer, Gwen was very patient and took time to explain how things work at every step of the process. She also quickly understood my priorities with the kind of property I was looking for, so we didnt spend too much time searching for places, she quickly found one that met all my criteria. She also saved me a lot of time and effort by referring every possible resource I needed for the rest of the process of home buying - my attorney, lender and inspector. I would strongly recommend her for all prospective home buyers."