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Dana Gerstenschlager

Dana Gerstenschlager

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About Me


"Integrity and honesty are imperative in building a relationship with my clients. Outstanding service and client priority is the easy part. The secret is to establish and build a strong bond with my clients from the beginning. I never want to be viewed as the "used car salesman" that many agents in the city have been; my entire business is based on referrals and if I were to simply sell...my clients wouldn't be happy in the long run, nor would they refer me to their family and friends. I am committed to creating an environment of trust and pride myself in sincerity, honesty and encourage candidness in my client base."

Dana has 17 years experience in the Chicago real estate market. He is a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors and the Illinois Association of Realtors, Dana is a two-time award recipient from The Chicago Home Builders Association. He is also a certified Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing; a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI) and CLHMS certified (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist).

 

 Here are what a few of Dana's clients have to say:

 

"We met Dana at a showing for a property in Evanston and were so impressed by his knowledge of the market and professionalism we invited him to give us a pitch as to why he should sell our home. He was competing against another large Chicago real estate firm, which is co-owned by my friend and fraternity brother. Dana won the listing by being more prepared, having a better sales plan and by being more professional than the most senior agent from the other firm (who is also extremely successful and even more experienced than Dana). We listed our home in November of 2012 for $1.4 million, and after only 5 weeks he had us a solid offer for only 5% less than asking price in the middle of winter! We closed 3 weeks later and made 10% on our property - even though we had purchased it near the top of the market in August of 2007.  Dana was able to showcase all the wonderful features of our house and help us realize more value than we had even hoped for. It is fair to say that his sales plan and guidance on staging made us at least $100,000.  I have recommended him to everyone I know and will never use another broker for any real estate transaction in Illinois; please feel free to have any prospective clients contact me by phone or email for a personal testimonial."  Best Regards,  Mike & Allie


 "In the tumultuous process of purchasing a home, you need someone that is trustworthy and has your best interest at heart. As a first time homebuyer, we were extremely cautious and somewhat fearful of the commitment and process related to purchasing a home. Dana was a consummate professional throughout the entire process. Dana is savvy, personable and knows the market inside and out. We never could have gotten our dream home without him. Dana never made us feel ˜silly™ about our concerns, but more importantly helped us move past them. Dana spent A LOT of time with us throughout the process making sure that we thoroughly understood the market, gave us exceptionally sound advise which helped us determine what was important to us in a home, ensured we inspected our new home thoroughly and wrapped everything up with a red bow through the closing. He was a great negotiator! as well and always handled himself with integrity and honor. The result is that we landed in a perfect home at a superb purchase price. To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Dana and his expertise; and we would recommend him to any and everyone."  Charles & Ashley

 

 

 

 

 

Please contact Dana at (773) 263-5772.

 

 

Clients are saying:



"Like clockwork, Dana delivered again - selling our house in Evanston in under two weeks - in the fall - for 96% of asking price. He also negotiated a month of lease-back from our buyers at no cost to us, greatly increasing the flexibility we have in our move.During the sales process he advised us on staging and improvements and produced a staggeringly impressive marketing book with photos fit for a magazine. His professionalism and industry expertise are absolutely top-tier and, as before, I will continue to recommend Dana - and only Dana - to everyone I know contemplating selling their home.I would be remiss if I didn't add that it was Dana who negotiated the purchase of my home 3 years prior, getting us a signed contract less than 4 hours after the house hit the market. We made 30% on this transaction thanks in large part to his insights, marketing, negotiating and downright skill.In three years Dana has executed 4 transactions on my behalf, 3 sales and one purchase, with a net transaction time of 41 days, a net transaction gross of roughly $3,500,000, and an average sales price-to-asking ratio of 95%There are not enough good words to describe Dana as an agent, so I am happy to be a reference should any potential client wish to contact me directly.Best Regards,Mike Adams"