Sonia Cisternino

Sonia Cisternino

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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 36 reviews



"Sonia and Vittoria exceeded every expectation that we could have had in a real estate broker. They sold our house in just a few weeks during one of the slowest times of the year. From the initial visit through closing, they coached us through every step of the process and made what could have been a stressful process as stress free as possible. Their deep knowledge and responsiveness gave us great confidence that we were in capable hands. Sonia and Vittoria are especially skilled at staging houses for sale, which was a major factor in our house selling so quickly.Less"



"First of all, there are not enough stars above for us to really express how we feel! Our story began with my husband, who was convinced we didn't need a realtor and he'll just call each listing agent and set times with them. Well that lasted about 1 week and during that week we met realtors who never showed up, those that just opened the door and stood still texting and emailing, and then we met Sonia! She greeted us with the biggest smile and seemed happy & enthusiastic to meet us. She took us through the house, pointing out the good, the bad, and the ugly. She pulled back panels and moved things out of the way to check how old heating units were, if there is visible water damage, etc. I mean who does this? This girl does! She rolled up her sleeves and went to work! Needless to say, my husband quickly changed his mind and we started working with Sonia exclusively. No amount of words can express how amazing Sonia is. Working with our insane schedules, taking us to 5-7 listings at a time. Basically being there for us every step of the way. Listening to hours of my irrational thinking, steering us in the right direction, explaining true value of a home and where potential resale issues may arise. She even helped us measure rooms during one of our viewings. Sonia, you are the best real estate agent we've ever come across and are truly blessed to have met you! Because of your hard work, we are happy to be settling into our forever home. We wish you only the best if your career and life!!!"



"Sonia has sold two homes for our family in the past couple of years. She was spot on with pricing, held multiple open houses when needed and sold both homes in record time. Her knowledge of the current market and expertise in staging a home for sale is remarkable. I honestly have never had a person work so hard. She also makes you feel like you’ve known her for a long time which puts you at ease immediately..
I highly recommend using Sonia for selling or buying a home."



"I want to say that my entire start to finish experience could not have been any better. Sonia and the team were spectacular. I can not cover in this review how much time and effort was spent to help me find my home, and I could not be any happier with the outcome. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a home that wants a experienced caring agent who goes beyond the extra mile."



"Sonia is amazing! She went above and beyond to help me find something that worked. Very courteous and full of great information and tools. She is someone I will recommend to anyone I know who is looking to buy or sell. Always on top of her game."



"Sonia was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was quick to respond to emails and calls, and was very helpful and knowledgeable during the selling process. I would highly recommend."



"She was so amazing and has a great team too! I called her to ask her to come view our home and talk about how to get this ball moving because we had a very small window to move. She came right over and sat with us and gave us amazingly detailed information and intructions to get our home ready!
We were able to get the house on the market in one week and with her and her team of stagers, amazing photographer as well!
With her help and knowledge of the market place we were able to sell our home in less then 30 hours!
She’s super detailed and thorough... you could never ask for a better agent!"



"I recently relocated for the 6th time in the last 20 years and Sonia was the best real estate professional I have ever used in the Chicago-land area. Her energy, proactive nature and knowledge of the market was simply outstanding. Sonia is truly a pleasure to work with."



"I've worked with Sonia multiple times to find local rentals and look into purchases. She is diligent with providing frequent updates and very courteous and professional to work with. I would so again in the future and recommend her to others."



"Sonia was absolutely a pleasure to work with. She was quick to respond to emails and calls, and was very helpful and knowledgeable during the selling process. I would highly recommend!"



"Amazing Experience, our first and best with Sonia. Her staging and approach to selling our home was outstanding. She was willing to listen and list our home at a higher price as I asked, when several other realtors stated the pricing was way too high. Well we sold 1st day the first showing. How's that for getting what you pay for! Sonia went above and beyond using her knowledge to help list our home and survey surrounding market values so we could get the full price we wanted. I wish we could take her with us to all our future purchases. Thanks again Sonia you made our dreams a reality. Thank you...."



"We had an excellent experience with Sonia. She was very responsive and helpful all the way. She made notes of our criteria and found units accordingly. She was very accommodating in terms of scheduling. We also appreciated that she was not pushy and meant to spend as much time as we needed."



"Sonia provided exceptional service and prompt follow up when we had to find a rental property in a short time frame while relocating for a new job. We were only in town for a few days on a house hunting trip. She was very flexible and went the extra mile meeting us over the weekend and following up in the evening. The result was that we found a place that our family was very happy with. We were able to finalize necessary documents promptly so we could enroll our daughter in a nearby school and follow through with our move on schedule. We are very thankful for Sonia's outstanding service and would highly recommend her services.
-Steve S."



"Sonia is an amazing person and realtor/broker. She helped us find our first home in just a few weeks! She is GREAT!! I would definitely contact her if I ever think of purchasing again."



"Sonia is great to work with; Sonia is very knowledgeable, points out potential problems, points out the good, very thorough, and what I appreciated the most is Sonia listened to our wants/needs. Sonia is also reliable, as she also made herself available during the whole buying process, even for odd time questions. Sonia has also taken the time to follow up with us even after the purchase. I would recommend Sonia for home buying and selling without hesitation!"



"Sonia was a tremendous help in the purchase of my home. Her patience and sense of humor contributed to the positive outcome of the process. Her negotiation skills allowed me to purchase a house with features that I had not considered possible for my budget. She provided valuable advice during the inspection process. I would recommend Sonia if you are thinking about buying or selling a home."



"We have worked with Sonia before selling my mothers home and she is amazing. She stages the home to look so inviting and hosts open houses with such enthusiasm it's hard for anyone to walk away without taking a second look. She has sold two family homes for us and we would use her again and again in a heart beat."



"sonia is amazing! she went above and beyond to help me find something that worked. Very courteous and full of great information and tools. She is someone i will recommend to anyone i know who is looking to buy or sell. Always on top of her game."



"Sonia is awesome. She knew exactly what we were looking for and came up with nothing less. She is nice, patient, and thoughtful."



"Sonia was nothing but great. Made getting our new home painless. Thanks"



"We recently sold our home with Sonia as our real estate agent/expert. It was the best decision we made as we could not have asked for a better person to represent our interest throughout the entire process! Once we were ready to sell our home, Sonia came to us with a great game plan which included a hands on approach to staging, effectively relaying our interest to the other party and professionally ensuring the sale was on track. All the while with a caring easy and warm approach that is truly unique. Put simply she is a true professional who always has your best interest in mind! Throughout the entire process Sonia was extremely knowledgeable and well prepared. She accurately walked us through the current market dynamics within our respective area. Based on the information she shared, we were able to properly list our home which resulted in multiple (3+) offers within the first 24 hours of listing our home all of which were above our asking price! I can’t say enough for how grateful and appreciative we are to have had Sonia on our side throughout the entire sales process. If you ever have a real estate sale, you can do no better than working with her! It is never easy selling your home…..thank you Sonia for all of your hard work and for making this experience an enjoyable one!!"



"Our house burned down and we lost everything in the fire last month. To be displaced and at a total loss, we wouldn't know what to do if Sonia was not there for us. We didn't have to tell her how important it was to find a home, she just stepped right in and did what she does best. She found us a house in a week!, made an offer the next day and secured the home on the 3rd day. That is par excellence in our book. To think that our circumstances were not ideal, Sonia was there with us 150% There is one statement I will never forget that Sonia said,...."at the end of the day, the homebuyer or potential tenants are people, not just facts and numbers..... And that is what Sonia excelled at, human touch. We moved in to our new home June 1. Thank you so much Sonia! B"



"This is the second time I have worked with Sonia and would recommend her highly to anyone looking to buy or rent in the area!"



"Very responsive, and resourceful. She always went above and beyond to help us address concerns or meet our goal, and eventually it was really thanks to her that we were able to buy our first house."



"Sonia is the best!! She helped us a lot. From looking at houses, answering all our questions and lead us through the whole journey to closing.As first time house buyers, we were lucky to have such an excellent broker to assist us."



"We recently sold our home with Sonia as our real estate agent/expert. It was the best decision we made as we could not have asked for a better person to represent our interest throughout the entire process! Once we were ready to sell our home, Sonia came to us with a great game plan which included a hands on approach to staging, effectively relaying our interest to the other party and professionally ensuring the sale was on track. All the while with a caring easy and warm approach that is truly unique. Put simply she is a true professional who always has your best interest in mind! Throughout the entire process Sonia was extremely knowledgeable and well prepared. She accurately walked us through the current market dynamics within our respective area. Based on the information she shared, we were able to properly list our home which resulted in multiple (3+) offers within the first 24 hours of listing our home all of which were above our asking price! I cant say enough for how grateful and appreciative we are to have had Sonia on our side throughout the entire sales process. If you ever have a real estate sale, you can do no better than working with her! It is never easy selling your home..thank you Sonia for all of your hard work and for making this experience an enjoyable one!!"



"First of all, there are not enough stars above for us to really express how we feel! Our story began with my husband who was convinced we didn't need a realtor and he'll just call each listing agent and set times with them. Well that lasted about 1 week and during that week we met realtors who never showed up, those that just opened the door and stood still texting and emailing and then we met Sonia! She greeted us with the biggest smile and seemed happy to meet us. She took us through the house, pointing out the good, the bad and the ugly. She pulled back panels and moved things out of the way to check how old heating units were, if there is visible water damage, etc. I mean who does this? This girl does! She rolled up her sleeves and went to work! Needless to say, husband quickly changed his mind and we started working with Sonia exclusively. No amount of words cannot express how amazing Sonia is. Working with our insane schedules, taking us to 5-7 listings at a time. Basically being there for us every step of the way. Listening to hours of my irrational thinking, steering us in the right direction, explaining true value of a home and where potential resale issues may arise. She even helped us measure rooms during one of our viewings. Sonia, you are the best real estate agent we've ever come across and are truly blessed to have met you! Because of your hard work, we are happy to be settling into our forever home. We wish you only the best if your career and life!!!"



"Sonia was a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond during our entire engagement all the way up to the closing l. With her help, we now have a beautiful weekend getaway house. We'd highly recommend her to anyone of asked for references! Thanks Sonia!!"



"Sonia is fantastic! Very competent, personable, easy to work with through the entire process. Very high marks for her great work!"



"Our house burned down and we lost everything in the fire last month. To be displaced and at a total loss, we wouldn't know what to do if Sonia was not there for us. We didn't have to tell her how important it was to find a home, she just stepped right in and did what she does best. She found us a house in a week!, made an offer the next day and secured the home on the 3rd day. That is par excellence in our book. To think that our circumstances were not ideal, Sonia was there with us 150% There is one statement I will never forget that Sonia said,...."at the end of the day, the homebuyer or potential tenants are people, not just facts and numbers..... And that is what Sonia excelled at, human touch. We moved in to our new home June 1. Thank you so much Sonia! B"



"Sonia is so knowledgeable, helpful, and available when you need her. I would recommend Sonia to anyone looking to buy/sell a home. I have already recommended her to several people and I have no doubt their experience will be as great as mine. Thank you Sonia!"



"Sonia and Vittoria exceeded every expectation that we could have had in a real estate broker. They sold our house in just a few weeks during one of the slowest times of the year. From the initial visit through closing, they coached us through every step of the process and made what could have been a stressful process as stress free as possible. Their deep knowledge and responsiveness gave us great confidence that we were in capable hands. Sonia and Vittoria are especially skilled at staging houses for sale, which was a major factor in our house selling so quickly."



"Sonia was a joy to work with. She set realistic expectations and kept us informed on each step of the process. She was extremely organized and made the entire process worry free. We would definitely recommend Sonia to friends and family."



"After a bad experience with another realtor, Sonia was a breath of fresh air. She bent over backwards to make sure we found what we were looking for. She was great and I would recommend her to everyone I know!"



"I could not have asked for a better broker to work with. Sonia went above and beyond anything I could have imagined. We had been talking about putting our house on the market for a few years. Sonia did research to give us an idea of what we could expect and that was exactly what we needed to make the decision to list. Sonia made what would normally have been an extremely stressful time for us fun and exciting. She was always available to answer any questions we had. Our house was sold after only five days on the market! We had so much fun going house hunting with her and now we have a beautiful new home. Thank you so much Sonia!"



"She awesome and great person, she make our dream come true and have her client very on happy posting new homes to view. Sonia thank you, thank you. Keep up and making all people have their own home. I will recommend you to any of my friends, families, etc. Tks again and God Bless you.SincerelyRicardo Diaz & Elizabeth Alvarez"