Marty Stonikas

Marty Stonikas

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Overall 4.9 star rating out of 38 reviews


"WE have worked with Marty dating back to 2006. He is the best real estate agent I ever encountered. His preparation is 2nd to none. He always has answers to our questions and if not he gets them quickly. Our current transactions (buying and selling) had some twists and turns to say the least,. Marty always remained calm and served as a voice of reason for my wife and I when things seemed uncertain. He's simply the best.
-Mark Tarullo
Bloomingdale, IL"


"My husband and I just love working with Marty. This is the second time we are using him, and he always surpasses expectations. From being ultra-prepared to being unfailingly patient, Marty is the consummate professional. I would use his service again in a heartbeat."


"Marty has been our realtor for many years, and he has helped us buy and sell a number of properties. We truly would never consider utilizing the services of any other realtor. Always professional and conscientious, Marty will help you find the property that suits you best, or help you sell a property you've decided to part with. Hands down one of the best!"


"Marty was instrumental in our ability to find the home of our dreams. He went all over the northwest suburbs on Sundays because that was the only day we could see new homes. He was helpful beyond finding houses to see, but his knowledge of homes, financing, design, layout, and value. He never once pushed, rushed, or lead us in any specific direction, but rather was a helpful ear when we were unsure of which way to go. I would highly recommend Marty when it is time for you to buy your home. He will go out of his way to make sure you find the house that you want to live in for the next thirty years."


"Marty was an outstanding broker. He willingly drove all over the suburbs to make sure we found a place where we wanted and what we wanted.

He was very informative as we looked at houses, sharing what he knows of houses and buying.

I would highly recommend Marty."


"I had a very positive experience working with Marty on purchasing my home last year, and I immediately thought of him when I decided to rent it out. He was beyond helpful from the start, educating me on comps and the market. As always, he went above expectations, and I was able to get a renter at full asking price within 48 hours. I definitely recommend working with Marty."


"Marty is efficient, kind and thorough. A pleasure to do business with and a genuinely nice person."


"Moving from out of state is tough work, but Marty went above and beyond for us. He is not only very knowledgeable, but one of the nicest guys to work with. Next time we buy or sell in the area Marty is our guy!"


"I am very pleased with the job Marty did selling my parents condo. The listing looked great, he kept in touch throughout the process, and the property sold quickly. Would definitely use him again."


"The most professional realtor we have met. He really knows Elmhurst and the surrounding areas. He is very available which was important when we had lots of questions throughout the process. He knew how to hold the deal together on both the buying and selling ends. He was very patient with our 4 young boys as we looked at houses with them when we couldn't find babysitting."


"I can only say that it was really lucky for me to have Marty for my agent. He explained everything and was always punctual, informative, understanding and professional. If you need the best, in my opinion, then ask for Marty. He is a pleasure."


"This was the second time we had Marty Stonikas handle the sale of a property. Both times, we not only had a contract within days of the listing, we were very satisfied with the terms of the contract. Marty is extremely knowledgeable of the real estate market which makes it very easy to trust him. He met all expectations and kept us inform every step of the way. It was a pleasure doing business with him and we highly recommend Marty Stonikas."


"I have found him to be honest ans straight forward. He has ALWAYS done what he has said he was going to do. Also, my friends who know him hold him in very high regard. I will always recommend him to other people."


"2 thumbs up for Marty Stonikas!I've actually been in the Mortgage Business for about 20 years and have worked with many Realtors over that course of time...Marty did a great job and was a pleasure to work with!I highly recommend Marty if you're looking to purchase or list your home, or even if you're looking to rent.Great job Marty!"


"Marty is a great realtor! His experience shows in the excellent consultation he was able to provide as we looked for a home. He was also very responsive and came prepared with houses to show us for our first meeting."


"I read reviews on-line when looking for a realtor for my mom's home in Elmhurst. We chose to call upon Marty based on the many positive reviews he received along with his many year's experience and real estate background. Marty was very friendly, attentive, easy to work with, and thorough. He exceeded our expectations, and we had a very positive experience with this sale."


"I read reviews on-line when looking for a realtor for my mom's home in Elmhurst. We chose to call upon Marty based on the many positive reviews he received along with his many year's experience and real estate background. Marty was very friendly, attentive, easy to work with, and thorough. He exceeded our expectations, and we had a very positive experience with this sale."


"My Fiance and I had been looking to purchase our first home for months. The market was picking up, and it seemed every house we saw was sold within days of it's listing. We were becoming extremely frustrated and disheartened. After missing out on house after house, we decided to hold off on our search. After deciding to continue our search, we found Marty. From that point on, our experience was completely different. As first-time buyers, we did not know what to expect or what questions to ask. Marty helped us every step of the way, and he made himself available day and night to let us know of any updates, answers to our questions, and helpful advice. Even when we hit bumps along the way, Marty's great market connections and quick action helped us close on time! We cannot wait to move into our beautiful home, and we know we have Marty to thank for it! I would recommend Marty with 100% confidence to anyone. Without him, we know we would not be moving into our dream home. Thank you, Marty!"


"Great job! Walked us through an otherwise difficult process. Knowledgeable and understood our needs."


"Marty is a genuinely caring, hardworking real estate professional who paid close attention to my unique buying needs. He was very responsive throughout the entire home search and closing process and could always be counted on to go above and beyond the normal requirements of an agent. After experiencing a set back in the purchasing process for personal reasons, Marty worked with the seller's agent to come to a quick win-win resolution. I recommend Marty to anyone looking for a new place to call home."


"Marty's experience in the Real Estate industry becomes very apparent due to his knowledge of the DuPage area and the real estate process in general. He is very prompt in responding to questions, concerns, and is flexible to schedule viewings and being available to talk. He also gives great advice, while being sensitive to your desires and not trying to steer you toward his opinions. Instead, he listens to your needs and wants and remembers all of his client's expectations. He is also always early or right on time. I highly recommend working with Marty for anyone from first-time homeowners to experienced customers."


"My husband and I cannot say enough good words about Marty Stonikas. To give you a little history, we met Marty over seven years ago when we were thinking about purchasing a new home. After a lot of thought we decided to stay at our current home but through the years Marty continued to keep in contact. When we decided to move out of state, there was only one person we would consider to work with - Marty! Marty walked us through each step of the way up until the day of the close. His professionalism and customer care is outstanding, along with his integrity and accountability. Thank you, Marty, for helping us through a very stressful time. We appreciate all of your hard work."


"Marty provided excellent customer service. He knows the market well. He helped sell our house at a price and time we were looking for despite the tough market."


"Marty was phenomenal. As first time home buyers, we needed a lot of help to navigate the process, and Marty walked us through every step and helped arm us with the information we needed. I would recommend Marty to any buyer or seller, and will certainly look to work with him if we sell or purchase in the future!"


"My husband and I have known Marty for 17 years and he helped us sell our home, and it was a very easy process.Marty's knowledge of the Real Estate Business helped us to understand the entire process of selling a home. Any questions we had he immediately helped answer and eased our minds. He was always very kind and patient with us. We would very highly recommend Marty as an excellent Real Estate Agent."


"Marty helped me to sell ahome and buy a condo. I am 79 yeard old and he made it very easy and friendly. I would recommend him for your real estate agent most highly."



"Marty did not waste our times showing us houses we didn't want. He zeroed in on exactly what we wanted and took note of what we did not. He knows Elmhurst so well. He was very patient with us (as first-time buyers). We can't imagine better service from anyone else."


"Marty helped me purchase my first home back in 2010. He was very helpful and worked with me for over a year. He was always available for showings and was very knowledgable! I highly recommend working with Marty."


"Marty is a great realtor, not only he work with me for months to purchase my property, to this date he still keeps in touch with me and helps me with any questions that I might have in this real state market. He's a realtor for life!"


"Marty has been a great asset to my wife and I, and her family as well. Marty helped us find our first home over 20 years ago and continues to help us and family with our sales and purchases."


"I met Marty Stonikas when I was selling a house in Elmhurst Illinois back in 2001. Marty came in was courteous prompt had a buyer pre-approved ready to go and the deal closed quickly as he stated it would.I called Marty a couple years ago and within about a couple of weeks of viewing properties on Zillow, we set up a walkthrough of the eight properties we decided looked good. After walking through the homes with Marty, I was able to narrow the list down to my favorite home. That's when Marty really helped the most. He negotiated the price and we got the house I'm now in at a fair price. I consider Marty to be a good friend of mine because he worked hard for me to make sure I got the best deal out on the market.He provided professional services at every step of the process of both buying and selling a home. I will always use Marty in the future because I trust his judgment and his abilities to create a situation that will satisfy both the buyer and seller, or advise his client to wait for a better deal."


"We've worked with Marty for many years, and he's handled a number of real estate transactions for us. Marty is knowledgeable, professional and thorough, and we highly recommend his services to anyone purchasing or selling a property."



"All of our experiences with Marty have been outstanding. We recommend him to our family and friends. He is honest, fair and reputable not to mention extremely kind and very easy to work with."



"We have benefited greatly from Marty's professionalism on several buy/ sell transactions in Elmhurst over the years. Prior we had used many agents over the years and Marty is by far the most professional (he is a full time broker), responsive, honest, thoughtful and supportive. If you are looking for an outstanding broker to either buy and/ or sell- look no further and give him a call."



"Need a realtor who is friendly, smart, knowledgeable and very detail oriented? Marty Stonikas is the one to choose. He sold my first house for me, then he sold me my present house to me. When my houses closed Marty explained everything Neither closing was stressful. Marty Stonikas is the best."


"We have worked with Marty multiple times over the years in both the buying and selling of homes. We always call him because we feel he is trustworthy and professional. He is easy to get in touch with and spends as much time with us as we need. He explains the real estate process thoroughly and is always available for questions. He markets our properties well and takes great pictures. He has always been truthful and realistic with us about current market values and we haven't had a house that sat on the market for long. He has always respected the price parameters we've given him when looking for a home and has never tried to push us into a higher price bracket - which is something we have experienced with other realtors."


"Marty was very knowledgeable about the areas we looked at. I consider myself handy and observant but Marty noticed things that I had missed and to me that was a huge factor. We actually came to an agreement on two houses because we decided to walk away from the first after a bad home inspection and Marty was very helpful and patient with us the whole time and offered great advice during the negotiation and closing processes. Overall, I got the house I wanted, for the price I wanted, in the area I wanted and Marty got me there, so for that I am very appreciative and happy with my experience."



""We have bought and sold several homes in Elmhurst beginning in late 1980s and forward, always successfully used built equity to move up to the next home. Marty is our "go to" broker. He has all the necessary skills needed to help folks like us maximize our opportunities but most importantly, he listens and then follows through better than any broker we have worked with (including purchasing 2nd homes in WI and FL with other brokers). When we go to make our next move, we will undoubtedly work with Marty. Its our privilege and his involvement makes these efforts not only profitable but also enjoyable.""


"Marty was extremely helpful. He had good ideas on how to stage the home for sale. I think it made all the difference in selling the home quickly and for more than our asking price! He was always available to help with questions. He is knowledgeable and easy to work with on selling a home. I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling a home."


"Great job! Walked us through an otherwise difficult process. Knowledgeable and understood our needs."


"Weve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Marty for many years, and he has handled several purchases and sales for us during that time. Marty truly cares about his clients, and his expertise and familiarity with the DuPage real estate market in general and Elmhurst in particular allows him to deliver results quickly. Whether you are selling or buying a home, when you work with Marty, you can be certain of a worry-free closing with every detail taken care of professionally and completely."


"I had a plan that I shared with my agent and he made it come true"


"I appreciated greatly Marty's professionalism and knowledge about surrounding communities. Marty has a wealth of experience in real estate that he draws upon and readily shares. I found him to take initiative when needed and flexible for communication. Marty made himself available and worked with me to accommodate my complicated work schedule and goals."


"I would recommend that you consider using Marty Stonikas as your next real estate broker. Having recently used his services as a broker for the sale of an condominium, I have found him to be professional, reliable and quite personable. He was very helpful from the listing of my property for sale through the closing of the sale. He was always available when I needed him and he had a number of suggestions that really helped with the process of selling my property.I am confident that your experience with Marty would be the same as mine."


"Marty was very organized and paid attention to details. Very quick and prompt answering or getting answers to my questions."


"I have sold 5 homes previously over the years, but this downtown Elmhurst townhouse was a new challenge. Lots of showings but some goofy brokers from the City and Cook County, and as far west as Naperville, who did not seem to know what their buyers desired/required. Marty's broad experience and patience were invaluable, and helped me keep perspective during the peaks and valleys before the finish line."


"Marty, helped my family sell my brother's house after his death lastyear. The mortgage was almost underwater, the house needed repairs beforeit was marketable, and all of us lived in other states. Nonetheless,Marty was able to oversee the repairs, help us find a reputable person tosell the personal belongings that were in every nook and cranny of thehouse, and find a buyer at a price that left us with a small profit, allefficiently, competently, and cheerfully. I whole heartedly recommendMarty to everyone."


"Our realtor, Marty Stonikas, was very professional throughout the whole process. He caught all the small things about a house when doing walkthroughs that may not be so easily noticed by the untrained eye. The negotiation process went smoothly and quickly, much better than I had anticipated. All in all, Marty found us the house we were looking for, in the neighborhood we were looking in, and made the intimidating process of purchasing a home for first time buyers a lot simpler than I could of imagined. Thanks Marty."


"Marty was patient, insightful, helpful and encouraging throughout the process. We were a little aggressive on our listing price because Marty knew how much We invested in improvements. We were delighted to sell our townhouse four weeksTo the day we listed. We have just closed on a single family and were motivated, But Marty's negotiating strategy got us more than expected, enough to pay forThe movers! Class act, no drama, just friendly professionalism. Joe and Cindy Thornton"


"Marty was professional, kind and courteous from the first day of listing my property to the last day of closing. He kept in touch frequently, offering invaluable advice and listened to my concerns, giving them his full attention. My property was vacant. I moved out of state and Marty went above and beyond in arranging work to be done and checking on my property, things that a seller occupied property owner would have done. Wish there were more brokers like him."


"We specifically chose our broker, Marty Stonikas, to help us sell our home because over the years we had observed how well other of his properties sold. If we were to buy or sell again, we would select him to be our broker."


"Marty was phenomenal. He provided us with updates and extra tips, and coordinated all of the tricky details of our lease. We are extremely pleased and hope to work with him again in the future!"


"Marty is a true professional of the highest integrity and great to work with. He knows the market and drove a lot of traffic to the rental even during the holiday season. He was always available, responsive to all communications, his advice was invaluable and he always went the extra mile. The entire process went smoothly, including the paperwork. Thanks for a job well done."


"Marty was always available, communicative, and helpful. He stayed on top of things every step of the way."