Overall 4.9 star rating out of 20 reviews
"Christy was wonderful. Very thoughtful and positive throughout the entire experience."
"Christy was great to work with at all steps of the process! Friendly, detail oriented, and experienced. Would certainly work with her again in the future!"
"Christy makes the whole house-buying process feel less intimidating by being knowledgeable, open, honest and extremely patient with repeated questions. Having worked with Christy a couple of times now, I feel confident in recommending her services to anyone looking to make a purchase, particularly 1st time buyers."
"Chris and Christy Sears were great to work with. Strategic, very helpful and got us our new home and had our old house under contract within 11 days."
"Christy was very knowledgeable about the properties available in the area I was interested in. She took into account my requirements in a property and was always fast to respond. Very friendly and professional, I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy in Chicago!"
"We could not have wished a better agent to sell our house. From the first meeting to the sale, Chris has been amazing.We highly recommend working with him."
"Christy was a pro, right from the start. We are not living in Chicago anymore, so we really needed a proactive, personable, and highly professional realtor to be our eyes and ears on the ground, so to speak. Competently rising to the occasion, Christy was absolutely the right person for the job - she helped get our property ready for showing; she respected our tenant during showings and Open Houses; and she got an offer in less than a week! She negotiated well on our behalf and ensured that everything went smoothly, from signing the offer to closing the deal. We were so grateful to have her on our team and we'd recommend her to any of our Chicago friends."
"What is the most important item when looking for a real estate agent? A person that has a deep knowledge of current market conditions since he is actively involved in the process. Not only from the sales and purchases for clients properties but one whom has invested in real estate by owning, managing and developing real estate."
"Christy Sears did an amazing job helping me purchase a condo. I have complete trust and confidence in Christys abilities as she was always prepared, on time and professional. Christy certainly knows the business and I would not hesitate to use her again or to recommend her to friends."
"Chris is the rare agent who has a complete understanding of the real estate market and how to effecitvely close a deal. Whether selling our Gold Coast condo or finding us a great single family in Lincoln Park, we have thoroughly enjoyed working with Chris (and his team) over the years. He is creative and truly knows how to effectively buy/sell properties. With his residential rehab experience, Chris also does a fantastic job helping clients find vision in a property and advising on how to make that vision a reality. In a word . . . exceptional!"
"I can't say enough positive things about working with Christy. From start to finish, she was communicative and professional - we knew that we were in very capable hands! We ended up in a multiple offer situation and Christy very skillfully guided us through the process. She provided us with information about comparable properties in the neighborhood and a realistic assessment of what we were up against. We were thrilled to have our offer accepted and are so happy with our new home. Thank you Team Sears!"
"Chris and his wife Christy are THE BEST agent team in Chicago. They have proven their worth time and time again and I HIGHLY recommend them. Whether you're looking to buy or sell, they won't let you down!"
"When I first thought to purchase a home, the only point of reference I had was a couple of Home Network shows. I reached out to several agents but didn't get any personal service, they just wanted to set up a daily email of listings and to forget about me. Christy didn't talk down to us because we're young and was willing to work with the fact that we ourselves weren't sure what we wanted. Christy is patient, she's real, she works hard, and she has a husband who is also an agent and can chime in with another opinion. Most importantly, she negotiated an awesome price - the appraisal came in $10,000 above our accepted offer!"
"I've worked with Chris for years helping his clients get mortgage financing. Without exception his clients continue to offer the highest praise for his service level and expertise. Chris is relentless in making sure every detail is covered and his clients are protected in what can be an extremely emotional and difficult time. Selling or buying a home can be fraught with problems and hoops to jump through, but Chris' clients always get to the closing table feeling secure about what has transpired. I've also had a chance to work with Chris selling and buying a home. His pricing expertise and knowledge of the market helped us to sell our home for a great price. His patience and feel for our needs helped us get the best place for our family. A true leader in this industry, Chris will not disappoint."
"This was a tough move for us, coming in from out of state, and we were SO thankful for a friends referral to Christy Sears! She was very patient and knowledgable in helping us navigate which part of the city would be the best for our family. We have only owned single family homes, so you can imagine the endless questions, being from out of state and buying our first condo. I can tell you Christy did whatever was needed to get the answers always so kind, making this process easy and painless. We have had several moves and realtors in the last 35 years, we know how difficult it is to find someone who has your back, someone you can trust, Christy is that realtor!!! Thanks Christy for making moving to Chicago so fun!"
"Team Sears went above and beyond to help us sell our Chicago condo during a tough time. We appreciated the quick, personal feedback and the hard work that both Chris and his team put in to get our deal done. I highly recommend working with Team Sears if you are looking to buy or sell. We considered hiring 'the sign you see everywhere' and are so glad we didn't."
"Chris is an extraordinarily talented real estate agent who I wholeheartedly recommend to others: he knows the city extremely well, is intelligent, is a tough negotiator, and, most importantly, is trustworthy. Chris (and his wife/business partner, Christy) represented the purchaser of my condo in 2009; Chris secured an extremely advantageous price for his client through a long, difficult negotiation. We were so impressed with Chris (and Christy) that, several months later, my wife and I hired Chris and Christy to represent us in the purchase of our home. Chris and Christy spent countless hours with us and gave us honest, meaningful advice: they gave us the confidence to walk away from two separate negotiations when it became clear that the sellers had unreasonable expectations, and they negotiated an excellent deal for us on the home we ultimately bought."
"I unreservedly recommend Chris and his team. Without Chris and Christy our home languished on the market. Once we chose to work with them our condo was quickly sold. Chris succeeded where multiple other real estate agents had failed."
"Chris and his wife Christy are simply the best real estate agent team I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Service, responsiveness, integrity, knowledge and ease of working with are all second to none. I recommend them to all of my friends moving to or from the Chicago area."
"I have known Chris for years and we have worked together beyond the real estate market. However, when it comes to residential real estate, there isn't anyone I trust more than Chris. I was confident in his ability to represent me as his client both buying and selling without hesitation. He was able to sell our home faster than we expected for more than we expected. His passion and knowledge of his industry is unmatched. I highly recommend Chris Sears and his team. They definitely get the job done."
"There has not been a Realtor I have worked with better than Chris Sears and his team. He truly listened to what we wanted, suggested properties we didn't know we wanted (keeping within our guidelines), and gave his honest opinion about our decisions; he didn't just leave it up to us. When it was time to sell, he went to bat for us. I have not worked with another Realtor who has worked as diligently for me and my wife, in any state I have lived in. There is none better, and I trust Chris implicitly, with all things real estate."
"I couldn't ask for better brokers on the sale of my condo and purchase of my house. Their knowledge, advice and management of my purchase and sale were flawless. Thank you Team Sears!"
"We can't say enough about Chris Sears and the way that he walked us through the sale of our home. We initially planned to have a friend act as our agent, but after meeting with Chris and hearing what he was able to offer us through his connections and experience - the decision to go with him was an obvious one. We were confident that he would not only negotiate the best possible deal for us, but at the same time maintain a high level of professionalism and character. My husband and I were extremely comfortable with Chris acting as our representative. After just two weeks on the market, we accepted an offer for our full asking price! We would call him again in a heartbeat!"
"They don't come better than Chris Sears. This is someone who knows the market intimately, works tirelessly for the benefit of his client, and gives wise, seasoned advice. Chris was able to put our prospective property in the context of similar units and the broader market and persuade the seller that a price drop of 30 percent was appropriate if she wanted a quick transaction. We would never have been able to do that ourselves. He put together an excellent team of mortgage and legal people and kept the transaction moving so that we closed on exactly the planned date. We would highly recommend Chris to anyone, buyer or seller. He is considerate, persistent, and a consummate professional."
"This is the third transaction we've done with Chris and Christy and, as always, they've done a great job. They advised us on getting our house ready to show as a rental and then getting us a full price signed lease within 5 days. We're definitely going to go with Team Sears when we sell our house as a result of their professionalism, performance, and track record."
"Team Sears had us under contract way faster than I ever could have imagined in the sale of our home in Evanston, and their knowledge of the market allowed us to receive a significantly higher sales price than we would have thought possible."
"One of the biggest advantages to working with Christy was her ability to figure out exactly what we needed, before we even realized it. She was great at providing advice and counseling when making decisions about offers, price, etc. She was very attentive and regularly checked in with us throughout the process - and we had a very long process before finally buying our home! I would recommend Christy to anyone in the market for a new home, but particularly first-time buyers who could use some guidance navigating the home buying process."
"We acquired a property which meets completely our actual and future needs. Chris Sears was able to understand even better than us what kind of property we should be acquiring. His professionalism and support was great during this process."
"Top notch representation through every step of the process, as always!"
"Chris is amazing to work with. He has tremendous knowledge of the Chicago market and a great instinct on properties. And he is a calming presence during what can be a stressful process!"