Stephen+Ryan

Stephen+Ryan

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Overall 5.00 star rating out of 77 reviews


"We have worked with Andrew about 3-1/2 years ago and he picked out the perfect place for us. We called him again and he jumped in and found us several properties to look at. He knew our taste and what we were looking for. He did not take us to anything that we would not like. He knows how to handle people, he is not high pressure, and his calm and helps in any way he can. If we was in a restaurant and a waiter he would rank a 10 out of 10. As a relator he is a 10 our of 10. I already have referred him to people in the suburbs who are looking for a home in the city. You cannot go wrong when you work with Andrew. He has hit a home run for us twice and we will use him again if we decide to move. Keep up the good work Andy!"


"Professional, responsible, punctual, and communicative."


"After working with Andy for the past couple years to find apartments to rent we obviously chose him to help us buy our first home! From the second we contacted Andy he was on top of everything, helping us navigate the uncharted territory of purchasing a condo. Andy is super thorough, responds quickly and is always willing to help with even the smallest request! He went above and beyond expectations and was basically our home buying tour guide complete with transportation and a wealth of knowledge. His recommendations were always spot on and made the home buying experience smooth and way easier than we thought it would be! We'd use Andy again in a heartbeat! Thanks Andy!!"



"Stephen & Ryan made the whole process of selling my condo as seamless and easy as possible! I loved working with them. I had a lot of balls in the air (a toddler, preparing to move across the country) and they were so understanding and really worked with me. They are responsive, and accommodating, and I felt so confident in their knowledge and expertise. Most importantly, they sold my home in the window I needed, for a good price, and served as an excellent advocate for me all the way through. Can't recommend them highly enough!"



"Stephen was fantastic. I didn't know the area very well and after a couple times meeting up with him he really helped me get a feel for what I was looking for. He also took me on a few places one day that I wasn't interested in necessarily so I was slightly confused. However, he did it to show me value for the area and pricing which helped out tremendously! Many times we were looking at homes and he would point out things I didn't know to look for being a first time home buyer, it was reassuring to know he had such experience. He is a true professional and I would recommend him to anyone.

Also when Stephen had to be out of town for the inspection his partner Ryan jumped in and was very pleasant the day I met him as well."



"This is my second time working with Stephen this year and he has been so great to work with. He's gone above and beyond for me both times. Highly recommended!"



"Steve and his team are amazing! I couldn't imagine trusting anyone else with such a major important decision as buying and selling. Thanks to the entire team!"



"Very patient and helpful for first time buyer."



"Our experience with Stephen + Ryan was amazing. They made the process of selling our condo simple and stress-free. If we decide to buy / sell in Chicago again we'll absolutely use them!"



"I can't say enough great things about Stephen and his team!
I was very discouraged with
my previous broker. Stephen was very forthright in advising me what the true value of the property., ideas for staging, etc. That was very refreshing as the previous broker was not familiar at all with the area, staging ideas and the price point value of my condo. Within 2 business days, I had multiple offers on the property. If it had not been for Stephen's knowledge and creative ideas, my property most likely would remain for sale as of this date. I will recommend Stephen and his team to anyone who is looking to buy or sell any real estate in Chicago. He is truly the best!"



"Stephen and Ryan were "spot-on" with getting our condo ready for sale. it looked great and we received an excellent offer in a short time!"



"My experience working with Ryan was exemplary of someone who has a genuine interest in making sure that their client is happy with the purchase that they make. As a first-time home-buyer, I was apprehensive and had a lot of questions about the process, which Ryan graciously answered. At no time during the process did I feel pressured into making any decisions, which I greatly appreciated. Ryan always provided his objective opinion of places that we looked at, keeping my best interests in mind. I could not have been happier with all of the hard work that Ryan put in, and I will definitely recommend him to any of my friends and family who are looking to buy in Chicago."



"GREAT experience with Ryan. I loved how honest he was with the property layout/neighborhoods/resale value when we'd go out to showings. He was so personable, and I would consider him a friend now after working together. He is a smart guy with a big heart and had my best interest in mind. I'm so appreciative!"



"Couldn't possibly have been more pleased! Stephen and team were professional, personable and quite talented! Wouldn't buy or sell with anyone else"



"Ryan is the only guy I would ever go to for Real Estate. His attention to the details, navigating complex transactions, and keeping us at ease throughout buying and selling 3 homes now makes him someone I would trust and recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."



"Stephen and Ryan did an excellent job. We live out of town and they were able to smoothly coordinate the listing, staging and sale of our Chicago condo. This was also our first time selling a home and they walked us through each aspect of the process and made us feel comfortable.

I would definitely recommend them."


"Andy was able to answer every question I have and give me solid advice on each property that we looked at. He emailed me every time a property came on the market that was perfect for me and was available at a moments notice to look at properties I was interested. With his help, I was able to get my first condo at a very great price! I recommend Andy to anyone looking to buy a home!"


"Andrew was tremendous! The sales process was smooth and communication was great. I was most impressed by his marketing campaign. With the help of Andrew and his team, I was able to close the sale of my rental condo in Chicago in less than a month without having to travel from my home in Texas."


"A man that listens!!! Showed me places that hit all of my must haves. Taught me a lot throughout the process. All in all there is no one better!"


"Andrew is absolutely the best. We have used him in the past to get us our two last rentals, and now our first home. Being first time home buyers, Andrew was there to explain everything to us. The thing we love most about using Andrew time after time, is everytime we found a place we loved, he moved quickly and we never had one doubt we would not get a place. Having that trust and confidence in someone in a city with countless agents is hard to come by. If you're looking for someone who is extremely knowledgeable about the market, cares about your best interest, and will fight for you until you end up with a home you love, Andrew is your Man!! Thanks again for everything, Andy!!"


"Andy and the @properties team were absolutely wonderful to work with. The entire process from pre-listing to closing was so simple, transparent, and done with so much attention to us and our needs that I can't imagine buying or selling without them in the future!"


"Andrew did a spectacular job of customizing my search for a City home. He is extremely knowledgeable with regard to neighborhoods, value and potential issues in homes. I would highly recommend Andrew Hasdal for your real estate needs."


"Finding a first-time home can be very overwhelming, especially in the current Chicago housing market. To say that Andy was a help to us is a huge understatement. He was the most patient, dedicated, and thorough agent we could have asked for. Going into the house hunting process we were a bit unsure of exactly what we wanted, but Andy stuck by us every step of the way as we figured it out. He was professional, intuitive, and thoughtful - always keeping our needs and wants on the forefront. He knew we did not just want a condo but we wanted a home, our first home together. We highly recommend Andy to anyone who needs guidance in the Chicago housing market. We would never imagine using any other agent and he will be our first person we call if we ever decide it’s time to move again. Thank you Andy for everything!"


"Andy helped me every step of the way in the home buying process. He was very knowledgable and clearly did his research, helped me understand things that I did not even think of, and accompanied me on every house visit. To really understand how much I value his services, I was set to close on a house in a few weeks and at the last minute found out it was in an undisclosed flood zone. Instead of pushing me to a decision that I would regret, he guided me into the right decision, and happily help me start all over to even though it was a lot more work for him. I would highly recommend his services to anyone!"


"This is the second property Andy has helped me find. He is professional, attentive, and quick to get the job done. I appreciate all of his hard work and look forward to using his services again."


"Andy was a tremendous help in the buying process. He sat down with me from the beginning and walked me through the process, and expectations. After telling him what I was after, he put together a search and kept me in the loop on anything and everything that might fit my criteria. He accommodated several visits, asked the right questions, and guided me through the ups and downs of 'first time buying' in the city. As someone who travels often, he made life easy when I wasn't in town and was able to see a few locations as a fill in until I returned. After finding the right place, he was with me through the closing and made all aspects easy and stress free. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a purchase, as he knows the city and neighborhoods extremely well. Andy was professional and will be a resource going forward in additional buying/selling ventures. Thanks again!"


"Andy helped us purchase our first home and years later sold the same home. He's been a tremendous asset in both of the transactions.We had many many questions during the home buying and selling process and he has always been there for us night and day to answer questions. We had an idea of what our home would sell for, on his advice, we listed our home for much higher then what we thought we could, and ended up with an even higher closing price. We felt like he went beyond the role of a real estate agent and really supported/helped us in many aspect of our relocation process. Thanks a bunch Andy!!!"



"Working with Stephen & Ryan made selling my property a very smooth experience. They offered valuable advice and recommendations though each stage of the process. I felt as though I was working with a very experienced and honest team. Every piece of advice and direction they offered went a long way towards achieving our goal of selling the property for the highest possible value. I recommend their services highly!"



"I have to admit that my husband and I were intimidated by the idea of selling our old home and buying a new home together for the first time. We had a lot of ideas for what we wanted in a new home, but we really weren't sure where to start. For the sale of our old home, we knew demand was picking up in the housing market, but was it really time to sell? Enter Stephen + Ryan. From day one, they took the time to understand our wants and needs, but also helped us sort through and prioritize what we really wanted and needed so that we could sell our old home and find a new home. They are consummate professionals, but also made us feel like we were a part of their family too. I felt completely at ease in their care, and I never felt bullied or strong-armed into making a hasty decision. I truly felt that they wanted to keep us informed of all options so that we could confidently make our own decisions. In the end, we sold our old home in six days, and we are now living in a beautiful new property that felt like "home" from the first minute we stepped inside. We would (and do!) recommend Stephen + Ryan to anyone. Love those guys :-)"



"We interviewed several brokers before deciding to list with Stephen Hnatow. His sincere, thoughtful and very professional manner won us over immediately! Another key factor in our decision was the quick reply to our inquiry. The stream of communication allowed us to be fully informed at all times during the six-day sale and showing process. We felt fully confident that we were simply in the best position to sell with Stephen, and the quick sale proved that our instincts were correct! The entire team worked seamlessly so that we felt like we were the most important clients on the list. Everything and everyone was wonderful!"



"Stephen Hnatow did what two previous agents failed to do -- sell our home. After having our condo on the market for almost two years, we had almost given up. But, we decided to meet with Stephen and we are so happy that we did. He listened to our experiences and came up with a new approach to the sale. He carefully explained his ideas and convinced us to do a little bit of updating and re-staging. After we went back on the market, we had a contract in less than a month. Stephen and his amazing team handled every aspect of the process with diligence and care. He provided excellent recommendations for a variety of different service providers (attorney, painter, floor refinisher, mover, cleaning service) and each of the recommended providers impressed us with their skills and responsiveness.
Stephen is a firm, fair and persuasive negotiator -- he has an easy confidence that puts people at ease and moves everyone toward agreement instead of conflict.
One of the keys to Stephen's success is the team approach he takes to selling properties. He has a group of colleagues who work collaboratively on the project -- assisting with the showings and paperwork. As a result, you always feel that things are moving forward.
We recommend Stephen and his team without hesitation. From the beginning, he assured us that he would be able to sell our home quickly and for the price that we wanted. He did just that. We cannot wait to work with him again."



"I have worked with Stephen in the past and intend to do so again in the future. The entire team is professional, courteous and prompt. Stephen and Ryan are top notch and I will recommend them to all in need of a broker in the future."



"Stephen represented us in both the sale of our Lakeview condo and the purchase of our Bucktown single-family home. I learned in this process that real estate is as much a people business as it is about the properties that appear on the MLS listings. Simply stated, Stephen knows how to work with people. He has a unique combination of demeanor, personality and experience that allows him to bring buyers and sellers together to make a deal and then get it across the finish line. If we had to do it all over again, Stephen would be our agent."



"Ryan was very knowledgeable about the local sub markets, and assisted me in focusing my search in a more limited area. He was very responsive in all regards, and the entire process went very smoothly. I would look forward to working with Ryan again."



"As a first time home buyer, I was very intimidated and a bit frightened by the whole process. However, Ryan was able to walk me through everything step by step, meanwhile being very patient with me whenever I had questions. He made the process much easier, reassuring me that everything was going to work out when things got messy. He always provided his honest opinions whenever I asked for them; he was also very knowledgeable about the market in Chicago and its surrounding area, always back his statements up with statistics and past experiences. I highly recommend Ryan for any buyer looking in the Chicago area - whether you are a first time buyer, or an experienced buyer, Ryan will ensure that you are taken care of."



"As a first time home buyer, I was very intimidated and a bit frightened by the whole process. However, Ryan was able to walk me through everything step by step, meanwhile being very patient with me whenever I had questions. He made the process much easier, reassuring me that everything was going to work out when things got messy. He always provided his honest opinions whenever I asked for them; he was also very knowledgeable about the market in Chicago and its surrounding area, always back his statements up with statistics and past experiences. I highly recommend Ryan for any buyer looking in the Chicago area - whether you are a first time buyer, or an experienced buyer, Ryan will ensure that you are taken care of."



"Stephen and Ryan continue to impress and exceed all of our expectations. We sold one condo and purchased two single-family homes (one of which was a tear-down) with them over the past year. Their attention to detail, knowledge of the Lakeview/Bucktown real estate markets and responsiveness are unparalleled. We have no reservations about recommending them to our friends and family (which we've done!)."


"Super helpful, timely, and worked with our wants/needs/budget. Andy worked with our schedules and got us the place we wanted!"


"Andy helped me buy my first condo. His attention to detail is what impressed me the most. Whether it was his overall professional demeanor, or his thoroughness to ensure all parties were working at an appropriate pace, Andy made the entire experience stress-free. He cares about the client and works hard to see the whole process through to the end. Andy seems like he truly loves what he does and I would recommend him to anyone."


"I met Andrew at an open house he was holding, had a positive reaction and decided to choose him as my real estate broker. He was a delight to work with, very accommodating and understanding of my personal idiosyncrasies."


"Working with Stephen+Ryan made selling my property a very smooth experience. They offered valuable advice and recommendations though each stage of the process. I felt as though I was working with a very experienced and honest team. Every piece of advice and direction they offered went a long way towards achieving our goal of selling the property for the highest possible value. I recommend their services highly!"


"We predominantly worked with Ryan Wells on the purchase of our new home, although Stephen filled in a couple time when Ryan was unavailable. I simply cannot say enough good things about our experience with this team. We feel so lucky to have snagged up the home we bought, which was pre-market, and in high demand. I honestly believe we would not have gotten our place if we had any other realtor in Chicago. Super dedicated, always helpful no matter the hour, and very detail oriented. A++++ rating!"


"Stephen and Ryan get it done! Their expertise and knowledge from beginning to end, closed a sale where others had failed in the past. Why waste time with "B" Teams? Call Stephen & Ryan from the beginning. Thanks guys!"


"Stephen & Ryan, and their team, are top notch professionals. It was my first time selling a home, so their guidance and support helped me through the unfamiliar process. No transaction like selling a home is smooth, but I can't imagine the level of stress Stephen & Ryan, and their team, elimated for me through this sale. I would absolutely recommend them!"


"I have to admit that my husband and I were intimidated by the idea of selling our old home and buying a new home together for the first time. We had a lot of ideas for what we wanted in a new home, but we really weren't sure where to start. For the sale of our old home, we knew demand was picking up in the housing market, but was it really time to sell? Enter Stephen + Ryan. From day one, they took the time to understand our wants and needs, but also helped us sort through and prioritize what we really wanted and needed so that we could sell our old home and find a new home. They are consummate professionals, but also made us feel like we were a part of their family too. I felt completely at ease in their care, and I never felt bullied or strong-armed into making a hasty decision. I truly felt that they wanted to keep us informed of all options so that we could confidently make our own decisions. In the end, we sold our old home in six days, and we are now living in a beautiful new property that felt like "home" from the first minute we stepped inside. We would (and do!) recommend Stephen + Ryan to anyone. Love those guys :-)"


"Stephen and Ryan are quite the duo. We had a short window to find a new home and the two of them worked seamlessly to get us exactly what we needed. Outstanding work!"


"I highly recommend Stephen and Ryan. The buying process from the initial search to closing went very smoothly and the entire team was consistently a pleasure to work with."


"I have worked with Stephen and Ryan in the past and intend to do so again in the future. The entire team is professional, courteous and prompt. Stephen and Ryan are top notch and I will recommend them to all in need of a broker in the future."



"As fun as house hunting is, this adventure is full of stressful situations and hurdles of unknowns. Ryan & Stephen helped make this as smooth as possible, helping to understand each step of the process and having an answer for any unknown! His experience shines through the whole process, from the initial meeting, to looking at houses, and all the way to the closing table! I would high recommend him for anyone trying to tackle the buying or selling of a house. I know I will be reaching out to Stephen+Ryan in the future for any real estate needs I have!"


"We interviewed several brokers before deciding to list with Stephen & Ryan. Their sincere, thoughtful and very professional manner won us over immediately! Another key factor in our decision was the quick reply to our inquiry. The stream of communication allowed us to be fully informed at all times during the six-day sale and showing process. We felt fully confident that we were simply in the best position to sell with Stephen & Ryan, and the quick sale proved that our instincts were correct! The entire team worked seamlessly so that we felt like we were the most important clients on the list. Everything and everyone was wonderful!"


"Stephen+Ryan were an absolute pleasure to work with! So incredibly knowledgeable, professional and completely organized on every front. They made expert recommendations but always made me feel like the ultimate decision was mine to make, no pressure at all. During my sale, there were some tricky moments dealing with my condo board, the inspector, buyer's attorney, buyer's financing/move in date, etc., and they dealt with each situation swiftly and gracefully. So well in fact, as to shield me from nearly all of the stress and mess of it all! Ryan called me at every turn to walk me through things and make sure I understood every bit of the process. Furthermore, the team of professionals they recommended to me--from the stager and painter to the real estate attorney were top-notch. Ultimately, they turned the process of selling--something that I thought would be a HUGE stress--into a blip on the radar of my daily life! Minimizing disruption by handling things beautifully--that's the mark of a stellar realtor team! Biggest thanks for a successful sale!"


"Stephen & Ryan did what two previous agents failed to do -- sell our home. After having our condo on the market for almost two years, we had almost given up. But, we decided to meet with Stephen & Ryan, and we are so happy that we did. They listened to our experiences and came up with a new approach to the sale; they carefully explained their ideas and convinced us to do a little bit of updating and re-staging. After we went back on the market, we had a contract in less than a month. Stephen & Ryan's amazing team handled every aspect of the process with diligence and care. They provided excellent recommendations for a variety of different service providers (attorney, painter, floor refinisher, mover, cleaning service) and each of the recommended providers impressed us with their skills and responsiveness. Stephen & Ryan are firm, fair and persuasive negotiators -- they have an easy confidence that puts people at ease and moves everyone toward agreement instead of conflict.One of the keys to Stephen+Ryan's success is the team approach they take to selling properties. They are a group of colleagues who work collaboratively on the project -- assisting with the showings and paperwork. As a result, you always feel that things are moving forward.We recommend Stephen & Ryan's team without hesitation. From the beginning, they assured us that he would be able to sell our home quickly and for the price that we wanted; they did just that. We cannot wait to work with them again."


"Stephen & Ryan worked so efficiently with me, I was moving in before I knew it into a place that fit my needs to a T. I can't recommend them more highly."


"Stephen made the selling process very easy. We have small children and he was very considerate of our schedules and made every effort to minimize any impact on our family. His team was very attentive and anticipated all needed items needed for closing so that we didn't have to worry about these issues in addition to packing. We highly recommend Stephen's services."


"Stephen is professional and understand the Chicago market well, thereby providing accurate and detailed feedback whether selling or buying a home (I have worked with Stephen on both). Working with Stephen has been a seamless process and I can highly recommend his work and services."


"Stephen is the best. Very knowledgeable, very trustworthy. He represented me in both the purchase and sale of my apartment and I'd unhesitatingly recommend him (and in fact, have)."


"Throughout our home selling experience, Ryan was professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and personable. In addition to coming armed with experience and insights, he also had a great team to assist with all the needs that arose."


"My husband and I are first time home buyers and we met Ryan while viewing our first property. At this time, we were in the process of selecting an agent. We ended up choosing Ryan because he was extremely professional, personable, and it was clear to us based on our conversation that he practiced in accordance with the highest ethical standards while advocating for his clients. Ryan maintained all of these qualities during our time working with him and, additionally, was able to communicate several key points during the buying process to us in a manner in which we were able to understand. We will work with Ryan again if and when we buy/sell next and would highly recommend him to others!"


"Ryan was extremely helpful and proactive in every step of purchasing my new home. Ryan took care of many of the details along the way, and eased much of the stress involved with buying a new home. He exceeded my expectations, and I am thankful I had Ryan on my side!"


"Ryan is extremely dedicated to doing whatever he can to provide excellent service and communication and was always able to point us in the correct direction of who to reach out to when questions we were asking were outside of his realm. Definitely would recommend him to any first time home buyer!"


"We worked primary with Stephen and Ryan for the sale of our South Loop condo and could not be happier! Stephen's experience and understanding of the market helped us sell our condo above asking price in less than 1 week. Additionally, the entire team was very easy to work with and very accommodating to our needs. Stephen and Ryan are not only excellent realtors, but wonderful people."


"Stephen was always on top of key issues and provided continual feedback on the process in an honest, accurate, and trusted manner"


"Stephen not only advocated for us to find our new home but he became a friend in the process. His work and approach is personal and always professional."


"Stephen used some magic negotiating mojo to secure our condo for us. We were ready to walk away from our first choice, after the sellers refused to counter, but Stephen convinced us to persist, and after some mysterious late-night and early-morning conferences between agents, we got our home! We would absolutely never have succeeded on our own, nor with a less experienced or dedicated agent."


"Ryan was incredibly professional from the moment we met him at an open house. He broke the mold of my perceptions of real estate agents. Our best interests were always front of mind with Ryan. I would not hesitate to recommend Ryan to anyone and look forward to working with Ryan in the future on any potential real estate transactions."


"Stephen Hnatow found me the perfect home, and so quickly! After giving him my long list of must-haves, my new home was the third place Stephen showed me. I really appreciated Stephen’s expertise, which was so helpful to an anxious homebuyer who felt a bit out of her element! He made himself available to me and he was very calming and very patient with my numerous questions and concerns. Stephen really advocated for me and gave me helpful advice during the negotiation process with the sellers and their agent.Stephen went above and beyond throughout the whole process, from finding me the perfect home, to advocating for me during the bid negotiation process, to recommending an outstanding mortgage broker and real estate lawyer, to guiding me through the closing. I’m so grateful to Stephen for facilitating what could have been an intimidating process. Thanks Stephen!"


"Being a first time home buyer, I was very lucky to have met and worked with Ryan. He was a true professional, always came prepared and focused on my criteria. He was very knowledgeable with the market, giving me candid advice, and keeping me focused on what was important. Most of the time, he knew more about the place than the seller's agent did! Overall, it was excellent experience. Right now, I'm happily living in my new condo. I'm so happy to have found a new friend who is such a great asset in the market place! Thanks Ryan!"


"Stephen was a total pleasure to work with. He’s very knowledgeable about the city and about the real estate market in Chicago. He listened to me as a buyer and developed a great sense of what I was looking for and what I would like and not like. He works incredibly hard and has a real sense of integrity. In addition to all this, he’s just a very nice guy. I will absolutely use him if a I need a broker again and would recommend him to anyone without hesitation."


"Ryan has been very helpful to us. He answered every question we had, and advised as much as possible. He is very professional, very quick in communication, and gave us sound advice. We greatly appreciate his help in buying the property!"


"The knowledge, attention to detail and responsiveness of Stephen and his team was priceless. They were able to make the often stressful process of selling a home easy. With confidence, I would recommend them to anyone looking for a solid reality team."


"Ryan helped us through a difficult time in the market and a transitional time in our personal lives. He was professional and supportive throughout. He was very knowledgeable about the market changes in our area and helped us to adjust our expectations accordingly. We never got the opportunity to see him "in action" at a showing, but you can tell Ryan's a born salesman. He's enthusiastic and tactical in his marketing. He gave us a lot of tips on staging and even helped us move furniture around. Ryan was also good about staying in communication with us and handled all the little details of the closing, which we really needed because we had already moved out of state. He was great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone!"


"Stephen and his entire team were incredible to work with. We were amazed at how many showings he generated our first (and only) weekend on the market and how quickly he sold our condo. It was all due to the hard work and great connections of our @properties team. From our initial meeting, to staging, to showings and negotiation, Stephen was professional, personable, wise and kind. He navigated us through every aspect of the sale so carefully. I felt like he was looking out for us every step of the way. Whenever we encountered any difficult decisions, he thoughtfully added valuable advice, without ever pushing his own agenda. Selling a house can be incredibly stressful, but Stephen did everything possible to guide us through the process as smoothly as can be. We would absolutely use him again and recommend him and his team wholeheartedly."


"Buying our first home would not have been possible without Ryan! Venturing into the real estate wilderness was an intimidating and overwhelming process so we were incredibly grateful to have a guide like Ryan whom we could trust implicitly. He was extremely professional, honest, and always kept our best interests at heart. Ryan was always quick to respond to our questions or concerns and would go out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and informed. In fact, we think he had a sixth sense for whenever our stress level would rise because he would often email or call us to check in just before we hit the "panic" button! We were on a very strict timeline so when our first mortgage lender fell through, Ryan quickly got us connected with our current lender (who actually offered us a better rate) and saved the day! It has been a true pleasure to work with him and will definitely use him again in any future real estate endeavors! Thank you, Ryan!"


"Stephen and his team are great. If you want a highly professional team, then they should be who you call. Throughout the entire process, they listened to my needs and concerns, and they made every effort to address them. Stephen and his team responded quickly to all questions and inquiries whenever and however I posed them. They made what was a naturally stressful experience much, much easier."


"Ryan helped us through a difficult time in the market and a transitional time in our personal lives. He was professional and supportive throughout. He was very knowledgeable about the market changes in our area and helped us to adjust our expectations accordingly. We never got the opportunity to see him "in action" at a showing, but you can tell Ryan's a born salesman. He's enthusiastic and tactical in his marketing. He gave us a lot of tips on staging and even helped us move furniture around. Ryan was also good about staying in communication with us and handled all the little details of the closing, which we really needed because we had already moved out of state. He was great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone!"


"Expertise. Excellence. Execution. Stephen and the @properties team exceeded my expectations. Their expertise in marketing and developing strategies to market one’s home is exceptional. I really liked how Stephen and the team marketed my home through all social media outlets available but most importantly they presented my home to potential buyers as a home not just another property. One thing that really stood out to me is the timely feedback that Stephen and the team provided after each customer visit…as a seller it’s important to know what others think so their timely feedback was a great demonstration of excellence. At the end of the day, I never thought I would have an offer in less than three weeks. This truly occurred due to the commitment and execution that Stephen and the team demonstrated…I truly appreciate Stephen’s professionalism throughout the entire process."


"Being a first time home buyer, I was very lucky to have met and worked with Ryan. He was a true professional, always came prepared and focused on my criterion. He was very knowledgeable with the market, giving me candid advises and kept me focused on what's important. Most of the time, he knew more about the place than the seller's agent did! Overall, it was excellent experience. Right now, I'm happily living in my new condo. I'm so happy to have found a new friend who is such a great asset in the market place!Thanks Ryan!"


"Working with Stephen to sell my condo can best be described as an absolute pleasure. Right off the bat I was impressed by Stephen's depth of market knowledge and the amount of time and research he put into his recommendations. The marketing of my condo was impressive and led to a sale within four days of being listed. Stephen strives for the very best for his clients and his love for his work is apparent."


"Ryan was incredibly professional from the moment we met him at an open house. He broke the mold of my perceptions of real estate agents. Our best interests were always front of mind with Ryan. I would not hesitate to recommend Ryan to anyone and look forward to working with Ryan in the future on any potential real estate transactions."


"I appreciate all that Stephen did for me throughout the search for my first home. I was incredibly lucky to fall into the hands of someone who is so hardworking, competent, trustworthy, and kind. Stephen made what could have been a stressful process fun, easy, and rewarding. Stephen should be really proud of all the work he puts in for his clients. It's inspiring. Stephen will have my referral for life."


"Stephen is not only efficient and knowledgeable about his products, he guided me to make the right decsion on my property options. He also assisted me in referring me to quality service providers; such as, painters, audio/TV/internet experts."


"I hired Stephen to sell my house because he appeared to be dedicated and one who could think outside the box which is essential in this housing market. He proved me right by selling it in three weeks at the price I was seeking. He processes all the qualities that are required in buying and selling properties in today's economy especially impeccable customer service which is imperative in any environment and any business. Stephen has since become a genuine friend and I would never hesitate to recommend him to anyone as the most effective realtor I know."


"Stephen Hnatow was very professional and works with his clients to make sure they understand everything before they go to closing. The marketing of the house we sold was excellent. Was listed for 3 weeks before we had a signed contract. Amazing at this time of year. He works very hard for his clients and is very helpful and patient. Would recommend him to anyone I know that was buying or selling a home. Thank you Stephen."


"We would highly recommend Stephen and his team. They were extremely professional, timely, and provided expertise when we needed it. Stephen helped manage our sale amidst our search for another home, moving to New Orleans, and raising a one-year old. Stephen was excellent!"


"Stephen made the buying process a lot less stressful by being as honest about properties as possible. He was very patient while we had many offers fall through and [had] to start the search all over again. Stephen was excellent and [I would] recommend him to anyone!"


"Stephen is a very knowledgeable agent, who provided not only a lot of useful insight in locations but also in fine details that concern home quality. He matched me with a property that satisfied all of my personal tastes. In doing so, he made the experience enjoyable, professional, and he single-handedly reversed a lot of my frustrations with real estate. He is highly recommended to any home buyer."


"The sale of our first home in a depressed market could have been overwhelming, but with Stephen, it was not. He provided us with a great amount of expertise and patience. He always told the truth, even when it was hard to hear. He walked us through the process with integrity and went out of his way to make sure that our place was ready to show. He worked tirelessly for us, and I know he would do the same for all of his clients."


"Stephen Hnatow is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and professional Realtor. He and his team made our first home buying experience exciting, stress-free, and fun."


"Stephen was awesome. With my hectic schedule, he combed through listings for me and narrowed down my options to a select few, of which I quickly found four properties that scratched my itch and finally the exact one I ended purchasing. He made the entire process simple, easy, comfortable, fun and successful and I'd recommend him to anybody in a heartbeat."


"Stephen was extremely helpful and impressive throughout the entire condo searching and purchasing process. As a first time buyer, I knew very little about how the process worked and the various requirements at each step--Stephen made the entire process seamless and provided excellent insight into various other factors to be considered in choosing a condo that I wouldn't have otherwise thought of. In addition, his thorough knowledge of my target market (Lakeview / Lincoln Park) and understanding of the pricing and trends in the area gave me confidence during the negotiating and purchasing process in understanding market prices for the area."


"Stephen was amazing. He is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, hard working, and reliable. He is the only realtor I would ever use in Chicago. We are very, very happy he was our Realtor. It's too bad that we moved out of state, otherwise he would be our agent if we were buying in Chicago. Whenever I have friends that are looking to buy or sell, I will definitely recommend they go with Steve."


"We purchased our first home this year. As first time home buyers, the whole process seemed intimidating. Stephen made this a fun learning experience.Many questions were asked and answered. Also, whenever we asked for his advice, his response was backed with experience and sincerity. Stephengot to know our tastes and helped us find the house we call home. The contacts he recommended to us were just as professional as he.We would definitely recommend Stephen to anyone."


"We were introduced to Stephen by another client and mutual friend. As soon as we started working with him we understood why he has such a great reputation. We were first-time homebuyers: daunted by the process and unsure of where to start. Stephen got to know us personally, and worked with us to find common ground in our list(s) of priorities. He quickly narrowed our search to areas of the city and properties that fully met our requirements. Stephen never said never, but was realistic, candid, and optimistic about our prospects to find the right home --and he did! After showing us intriguing prospects, we circled back and bought the first condo he showed us. Stephen also referred a terrific team of people --our mortgage broker and lawyer-- that exceeded our expectations while working swiftly and diligently to close on time, despite a relative lack of organization the other side of the table. Steve is a friend, a confidant, and a great business partner."


"I met Stephen while viewing one of the properties he had listed. I was working with another broker at the time but decided I should work with Stephen as his professionalism, attention to detail and his passion for informing /empowering the customer to find exactly what they desire during their home search. That combined with follow through post purchase has made this an enjoyable experience that I will share with friends and family and make sure to refer him to any future home purchasers I encounter."


"Stephen made the process of buying our new home so simple. He was able to communicate any issue or concern, even if we did not like the answer. The day I interviewed Stephen to help us purchase our second home, I told him that I do not want to be your friend, I want you to be my Realtor. I can now say that we value his friendship and his expertise, that guy is a wealth of information. Thank you for your hard work."


"I'm fortunate to have found Stephen to be my agent. He makes a normally stressful process as easy as possible, especially because of his willingness to find and address sticky details. His guidance and diligence made him a trusted adviser throughout, especially as we worked together from 400 miles apart."


"Stephen exhibits a professionalism that benefits both the client and the client's interests. He is diligent, knowledgeable and experienced and I am thrilled with the result of our search and the closing! Stephen is an asset to @properties!"


"Stephen offered exceptional service and beyond that went the extra mile for many little details, which at the end make a big difference. He is very professional and absolutely dependable! It shows that he loves his job!"


"We had another agent in the past. Stephen was incredible. He priced the property right from the start and fought for us, which in this market is difficult. He was able to bring in 2 offers quickly, and walked us through the process in great detail. Highly recommended!"


"Working with Stephen Hnatow was an amazingly easy experience. Stephen was very knowledeable and helpful; my condo sold in less than 30 days. Not only did he sell my condo, but I also made a life-long friend."


"If it had not been for Stephen's tenacity, my deal would not have come together. Stephen met each hurdle and navigated successfully through the hoops. His effective level of communication is why my transaction was successful."


"When Stephen started helping me find my dream home, I was looking at condos within a specific building. He went ABOVE AND BEYOND from day one. Stephen was able to get the Senior Leader for the Developer to show me every single(!) available unit in the building (and there were a lot!). Because of this, I got expert answers to all of my questions, and then Stephen himself asked all the questions I didn't know to ask. Even though Stephen likely already knew the answers (b/c he's such an expert himself), he made sure that I was informed and heard everything first-hand. Stephen handled everything for me expertly and efficiently, making sure my attorney was involved as well. He saved me many many MANY headaches and kept me sane throughout everything. Stephen was honest, realistic, and PROACTIVE. He saw signs that my closing might fall through, so he sought out other condos that he knew I'd like. Everything he showed me was right on par with price, location, and amenities. He even made sure that the parking spaces would be convenient with my large SUV! At the last minute, the deal on my original condo went through, and Stephen was even able to get me a parking space which was not originally not part of the deal! He saw me though every step of the sales process and answered all of my questions promptly with expert knowledge. He was realistic about everything, never misleading me. So now I've been in my condo for four months and couldn't be happier! All because of Steve. He is hands down the best agent I could imagine. ADDED BONUS: Stephen has a fantastic home decorating sense and advice!"


"Stephen exceeded my expectations as a Real Estate Agent. He provided valuable market insight and had the right knowledge and market intelligence to help negotiate best price and value for my new property in Chicago, IL. You will find a great partner and consultant when working with Stephen, I highly recommend and endorse Stephen as your Real Estate Agent."


"Stephen did an excellent job for us. His negotiation skills are fabulous, his research on the market is thoughtful, his marketing plans are wonderful. Further, he kept us informed and educated us regarding the entire home-sale process. He is a pleasure to work with and we will definitely recommend his services to our friends and family."


"Stephen [was] wonderful. He offered constructive advice in order to make our place look appealing and presentable to buyers. Plus he had very open lines of communication with us. And of course he was very friendly and outgoing. We would highly recommend him to anyone!"


"My wife and I were extremely unsure of what to expect as we tried to buy our first house. We were rookies in the truest sense. Stephen Hnatow understood that and took care of us like we were family. He was very informative, answered even the simplest of our questions, and did it with a smile. He is a first rate realtor, a class act, and has become a true friend. I would be happy to recommend Stephen to anyone."


"Stephen was suggested to me by a mutual friend and I can say without a doubt that I am 100% happy with the work he put in helping me search for my new home. As it was my first time in the market, I was fairly nervous about the process and my prospects. Stephen took the time to help me be comfortable, never pressuring me to move on any particular property, making certain that not only did he understand what it was I might be looking for, but also that I understood what it was I wanted. It felt like he asked the right questions without ever leading me to a predetermined position, and tailored the search as we each learned more about what was out there and how my interests evolved accordingly. I would not hesitate to call Stephen again when I need the services he can provide and will absolutely recommend Stephen to anyone thinking about buying or selling. If for some reason I am unable to utilize Stephen in the future, my next agent will have an extremely difficult time living up to the expectations Stephen has set."


"Stephen was a great listener and worked hard to find the perfect home for us. It was a pleasure to work with someone who truly cares about finding the best outcome for clients."


"Stephen is a great asset to have on your side when dealing with the Real Estate business. He was able help me not only sell my place in a time of housing sale struggle but also able to help me find my new place. He was able to explain pros and cons of certain places and was always looking out for my best interest."


"It took a village to sell me my first condo, but I couldn't be happier. As a first time home-buyer, I was all over the place. I wanted to live in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Andersonville, Wicker Park, and Wrigleville ALL at the same time. Stephen and his team were more than patient with me helping me to define my requirements and narrow my search. After getting closer and closer, we found the perfect fit. I am so appreciative of their help and support. I couldn't have done it without them."


"Stephen Hnatow was an absolute pleasure to work with! This was our first home and he made the process so smooth and problem free. He was extremely attentive to what we were looking for in our home. The home we ended up purchasing was the 3rd home we saw, and he was extremely helpful in helping us realize the potential in the home and neighborhood, noting that the home was a unique find. He made my partner and I feel at ease during the entire process and was always in contact if not personally or through his very attentive team. We are extremely happy with our home and can easily say that the buying process went smoothly due to our realtor."


"Stephen was attentive, efficient and informative. He knew exactly what I was looking for and he and his team worked with me to achieve my goal of first time home ownership. I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you!"


"Steve and his team uncovered the proverbial needle in the haystack for us. His intimate knowledge of the Lakeview market and the very specific area that we wanted to be in proved to be invaluable. He found a property before it went on the very "hot" market and got us the perfect home. He stayed with us well beyond the closing to assist with other outstanding issues, made fantastic referrals for other service providers and was always making us feel like we were his best and only client. Outstanding job!"


"Stephen is the trusted adviser you want in a real estate transaction. He offers the wisdom of his experience in a way that guides you to your own conclusions and has the chops to get good deals closed quickly in a rapidly changing market."


"Stephen was great! His advice and expertise of the real estate market made for an overall exceptional experience. When working with Stephen, you get a true partner in every regard, from start to finish!"


"Stephen and his team are not only exceptional they are professional, friendly and knowledgable on all fronts. They consistently went above an beyond to help me sell my property. The process was quick and painless, and I would recommend them to anyone in the market to buy or sell!"


"Stephen was a pleasure to work with from day one. He truly does go above and beyond, and we felt in good hands while navigating the maze of home purchasing. He was very involved and available at every step in our purchase. We felt that Stephen always had our best interests in mind, and made sure our wish list was achieved, and then some. We would recommend Stephen to other purchasers in an instant. (And he gives good decorating tips!)"



"Stephen Hnatow was a pleasure to work with on the sale of our condo, he brought professionalism and knowledge to all aspects of the process. Stephen loves the real estate industry and it shows while working with him!"



"Very knowledgable,great marketing,listens to the clients goals and good communication"