Mariana Knittle

Mariana Knittle

GRI, CNE, CLHMS - Broker

Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 46 reviews



"Mariana was fantastic and we found our dream home in a matter of two weeks. What we thought would be a lengthy process turned into a a few showings, the second of which was an absolute home run for us. We fell in love instantly and couldn't wait to make an offer. Mariana also referred us to a phenomenal inspector and attorney who made the process easier than I ever could have imagined.

Mariana not only helped us find a home we love, she helped us through the offer and closing process and we never once felt pressured or stressed. Thank you Mariana!"



"Mariana is certainly the best real estate professional we have worked with. Not only did she sell our home in Evanston, IL in 2 days, she sold our parent's Chicago condo."



"Mariana was an amazing realtor. She knew exactly what I wanted and was able to stay in my price range. She is extremely knowledgeable and made the process very easy. Will absolutely recommend her to anyone looking"



"Mariana was fantastic! She found exactly what I was looking for in an apartment in a very short time crunch. I would definitely refer Mariana to anyone looking for a realtor."



"Mariana sold my home with one showing and we had multiple offers the next day. She is the consummate professional. Making the process easy and successful."



"Mariana helped me purchase my first home in Chicago and was with me every step of the way. She was a genuine, resourceful, knowledgeable and excellent real estate professional for me throughout my process and I would recommend her to any person looking to buy or sell their home. She continues to assist me post-closing with recommendations for everything from furniture, to cleaners, to handymen and more. Could not have enjoyed working with her more."



"Mariana was excellent to work with...even when we gave her a very short lead time working together. She was always available, quick to respond to questions and full of information about the market we were interested in. Cannot speak highly enough about her."



"Mariana was so great to work with. Her knowledge of the market was extremely helpful. She also did a great job of keeping in mind our budget when showing homes. So glad we went with Mariana!"



"Marianna was an absolute delight to work with and was of the utmost help through the entire 'confusing, stressful wants to make you rip your hair out' process of buying a home. She is super knowledgeable about the Chicago area and will give honest opinions on each place you will see. She isn't going to try to sell you on something. If there are a couple of concerns about the place you havent thought of or missed, she will bring it up so you are 100% sure of your decisions regarding the property. She is also a very good negotiator and will keep your best interests at heart before making any offers on your dream house. I have no problem recommending Marianna to anyone I know currently looking to list or buy a property in the Chicagoland area."



"Mariana is consummately knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile. I have helped her as a vendor of construction and staging and she gives her clients as much information as possible. Peg Shulha"



"Mariana was very helpful in implementing my process of purchasing a home which I'm enjoying so much. The most helpful: once I had been approved for a loan and had found a home I was ready to proceed and the loan company requested more money in reserve and I obtained it. Consequently, the loan company requested more money to be in reserve twice more than before. "Mariana hooked me up with another loan provider." I am so happy to say that I've been in my new home little over a year."



"I was referred to Mariana Knittle by a friend whose house was sold by her. I was impressed with her professionalism, intelligence, and knowledge of the Lakeview area. She was responsive, organized, and capable. She earned my complete confidence. She was able to sell my home quickly and at a better price than I expected, based on my conversations with other realtors.

I would not hesitate to refer family and friends to Mariana. She is an excellent realtor.
Geraldine Barnett
Geraldine Barnett"



"We worked with Mariana on the purchase of our first house in Ravenswood/Lincoln Square. We were new to Chicago at the time, and Mariana's local expertise was indispensable to us. She knew our style, saw the house, and encouraged us to check it out even though it was in a neighborhood we originally weren't considering. We couldn't be happier with our house. Having kept a close eye on comparables in the neighborhood, I am convinced we got a great deal on a very unique home. We won't hesitate to work with Mariana on our next real estate transaction."



"Mariana has helped me buy two homes. Both times she advised me using her years of market knowledge, aesthetic taste and keen negotiating skills. She has saved us thousands and found another wonderful home for us!"



"Marianna has a great eye for detail and style. She has a very thorough knowledge of the marketplace including local codes and building histories. Everything she showed me met my rather strict specifications; she did not waste my time. She also had some excellent ideas for staging my home for sale which I implemented (but ultimately decided not to list at this time)."



"Mariana is an excellent agent. She helped us sell our condo and purchase a home - both in Chicago. We've now lived in our home for 4 years and still love it. It's hidden in a random pocket of Lakeview that we never would have found without Mariana's expertise."



"Mariana sold my home with one showing and we had multiple offers the next day. She is the consummate professional. Making the process easy and successful."



"Mariana is nothing short of amazing. In 15 days she provided a consultation on recommended renovations which she oversaw through to completion before listing, sold our home (at a record price for the building) and got us under contract on a new home! It was beyond our wildest expectations to say the least. She was available day or night and guided us effortlessly through the entire process. We will be forever indebted to her and glowingly endorse and recommend her to anyone who will listen!"



"We had a great experience working with Mariana! She helped us buy our house six years ago, and we were thrilled to work with her again to sell our house this spring. We had a great listing experience with her, and she made sure to prioritize the things that were most important to us. We were concerned with having minimal disruptions for our baby and toddler in the midst of the open house and showing process, and she made the process about as easy as it could have been! She knows the Chicago market inside and out, and we were happy to have her talents brought to bear on our home sale."



"Mariana was amazingly helpful throughout the entire process. Once we found the house we wanted we ran into several issues with the Seller and Mariana stood with us the entire time on nights, weekends, and vacations to explain everything to us and talk about options. We really felt that she got to know us and what we wanted so she had our best interests at heart throughout the process."



"Mariana went above and beyond her duties in selling our home of 33 years. She and her expert crew got it ready for listing; helping to identify minor repairs, staging, beautiful photos and presentation book. Professional and topnotch. It was a protracted attorney review and she was always on top of it, moving negotiations forward. Highly recommend her as buyer and seller's agent!!!!"



"Mariana was nothing short of fabulous. She first gave great advice on what improvements we should complete before listing our property, but always kept in mind the cost and the potential benefit of everything. Mariana then used her contacts among contractors to get the needed rehab done very quickly. The property was listed on a Wednesday and we were under contract by Friday evening. Having worked with several agents over the years, I can say that Mariana is head and shoulders above the rest. Highly recommended."



"Mariana helped me purchase my first home in Chicago and was with me every step of the way. She was a genuine, resourceful, knowledgeable and excellent real estate professional for me throughout my process and I would recommend her to any person looking to buy or sell their home. She continues to assist me post-closing with recommendations for everything from furniture, to cleaners, to handymen and more. Could not have enjoyed working with her more."



"Mariana is very professional, knowledgeable and resourceful agent and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended."



""Mariana is an excellent agent. She helped us sell our condo and purchase a home - both in Chicago. We've now lived in our home for 4 years and still love it. It's hidden in a random pocket of Lakeview that we never would have found without Mariana's expertise." Kristine (River North & West Graceland Luxury)"



""I was referred to Mariana Knittle by a friend whose house was sold by her. I was impressed with her professionalism, intelligence, and knowledge of the Lakeview area. She was responsive, organized, and capable. She earned my complete confidence. She was able to sell my home quickly and at a better price than I expected, based on my conversations with other realtors. I would not hesitate to refer family and friends to Mariana. She is an excellent realtor." Geraldine (Southport Corridor)"



""Mariana has a great eye for detail and style. She has a very thorough knowledge of the marketplace including local codes and building histories. Everything she showed me met my rather strict specifications; she did not waste my time. She also had some excellent ideas for staging my home for sale which I implemented (but ultimately decided not to list at this time)" Marilyn (Gold Coast Luxury)"



""We worked with Mariana on the purchase of our first house in Ravenswood/Lincoln Square. We were new to Chicago at the time, and Mariana's local expertise was indispensable to us. She knew our style, saw the house, and encouraged us to check it out even though it was in a neighborhood we originally weren't considering. We couldn't be happier with our house. Having kept a close eye on comparables in the neighborhood, I am convinced we got a great deal on a very unique home. We won't hesitate to work with Mariana on our next real estate transaction." Julie (Ravenswood)"



"Mariana set a very high standard which is tough to beat. I would never even consider dealing with another agent. She made it very comfortable and i will try to send any business I can her way because I know she will not disappoint. Not only she made the process less painful than it could have been but she also has been a great resource and I have learned a few useful things along the way. Thanks again... we really appreciate it. MULTI-UNIT IN BELL SCHOOL"



"Mariana is the most professional broker I have met. She has exceptional communication skills and is attentive to her clients needs. She listens to what someone is looking for in their potential new property and gets right to business. She has great skills in being able to weed through properties and get to the ones that have true potential wheich waste little time of the client. This is really a gifted representative and @properties is fortuante to have her."



"Mariana was the consumate professional and extended her expertise in all areas of the housing market during my time working with her. She not only guided me through the current market, but also gave me a good sense for how to narrow down my search to find my perfect home. She not only extended her professional skills as a broker, but also became a friend and helpful in the entire move process with referrals to contractors, lendors, etc. She will definitely be passed along to friends and family in the future."



"I couldn't have asked for a better agent. Mariana is incredibly professional, knowledgeable, caring and truly looked out for my well being. She has been so much more than an agent - she is a trusted resource on all things real estate related and has continued to help me immensely, even after my closing."



"Mariana is an outstanding agent. She explains the buying and selling process as to make it less grueling. She is always available and goes above and beyond to make sure your house becomes your home. Knowledgeable and compassionate is a great character combo that she possesses."



"Mariana was great! She listened to our needs in what we wanted in our new home. She even spent almost an entire day showing us about 13 homes in the western suburbs. She was very knowledgeable in the areas we were targeting and offered insights on what we can do to improve this home or that home, what to fix first, etc. She fought hard to get us a great deal on selling our Condo and buying our new home. She is wonderful to work with and would recommend her to anyone."



"Thank you Thank you Thank you Mariana! Mariana works for you, the buyer, and is persistent to get you into exactly what you want. She won't stop until everyone is satisfied and she guides you through every step of the hectic buying process to make it as simple as possible."



"Mariana was conscientious, professional and really fun to work with...can't recommend her highly enough."



"Mariana is outstanding. She showed us one property and we bought it."



"Mariana was fantastic to work with on the purchase of our first home. She is detail oriented, enthusiastic, friendly, and was always willing to answer our questions. Buying a home can be daunting, but Mariana made it an extremely enjoyable process."



"We purchased our home with Mariana 12 years ago in 2014. Throughout what was a very stressful process, purchasing our first home, Mariana was undoubtedly our key source of direction and someone we could trust. She made the process feel so easy and stress free, we were really happy to have found her. She was open, honest and pro-active throughout the entire process and ultimately made us feel confident and comfortable relying on her for our big purchase.After 12 years, we relied on her for renting our home and she couldn't have done a better job again. She was so prompt in her communication with us, in emails, phone calls - she made the entire process a great experience for us once again.She is an amazing broker and person, a great friend.Thanks again Mariana for getting us over the line and doing so in such a friendly and efficient manner."



"Mariana found the right property, twice! And stuck with it through the negotiations with difficult sellers. With her direction and support we got it done. Thanks Mariana!"



"Mariana is a true professional and we had an excellent experience working with her on our recent purchase. Would use her again and recommend to friends and family without hesitation."



"Mariana is awesome!!! I had some very specific requirements and she spent months with me looking for just the right place. Thanks, Jordan."



"Mariana is a fantastic broker who I now look at not just as a advisor, but also as a friend."



"Mariana was an absolute blessing to our family! We were fortunate to meet her at an open house. She made this process as easy as possible, not only for buying the house but also for getting us comfortably acclimated to Chicago. We plan to do business with Mariana for years to come and will definitely recommend her to friends."



"Mariana truly keeps client agenda in mind and executes every step of the way with strong engagement and communication"



"Great service, friendly , and knowledgable about the neighborhoods."



"She should contact me to provide a specific reference rather than a generic testimonial."



"Mariana is best-in-class. Extremely knowledgeable and well-liked."



"We hired Mariana after interviewing several brokers, and we were incredibly pleased with our choice. We worked with Mariana on both the buy and sell sides. She is incredibly knowledgeable about Chicago neighborhoods, and we felt that throughout the entire buying process she was genuinely looking out for our best interests. On the sell side, she sold our place in three days with multiple offers. Mariana is a great negotiator. Mariana was an excellent advisor as we ran dual purchase and sale processes. We now consider her a friend, and will continue to refer her business for years to come."



"Mariana did a wonderful job in selling our property, as we fully expected she would. She is truly a professional and did everything to our utmost satisfaction. There's no question that we would (and have) recommend her services to our friends and family with no hesitation because we have complete confidence in her.Lee and Geraldine Barnett"