Zak Knebel

Zak Knebel

ABR, E-PRO, SFR, SRS - Broker             
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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 60 reviews



"Zak did an excellent job helping me and my family find a new home in Oak Park, IL. We were moving from California to the Chicago area and Zak was an amazing person to work with remotely. For the few trips we made to the area to look at homes, Zak made sure all appointments were made, that we had a good coverage of homes (price range, area, etc), and that he allocated plenty of time for us. Zak was available basically 24/7 to answer any of our questions and would 100% use him again if we wanted to find another home."



"Zak and his team were invaluable assets to us during our home sale. Much to our surprise, we came into the market on a downturn. Zak helped guide us, sometimes handhold, us through some
uneasy situations. Luckily, with all the marketing they had done, we found well-qualified buyers that closed on our house. Zak Knebel was very personable and always returned our inquiries in a timely manner. We would highly recommend Zak to either buy or sell your home."



"My husband & I just closed on a house in Oak Park, and Zak was amazing to work with. He took time to understand our goals and was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the homes themselves. Our house hunt took a bit longer than expected, but Zak felt like an advocate every step of the way and we never once felt pressured. I highly recommend him!"



"As first time home buyers, Zak made the process very comforting and he did a fantastic job picking us out the perfect house. Within one visit with Zak, he knew what style home we were interested in, qualities of the house we wanted to have and we were able to start looking at homes the next week. He is actually the one who suggested the current house we bought, solely based on his interactions with us and him knowing what we were looking for in a house. He was always one (or more) steps ahead in the process and made the entire process much less stressful and kept us organized throughout. He was always available to help whether in person or over the phone and we could not have asked for a better realtor. We highly recommend Zak to anyone looking to buy a house."



"Returned calls in a timely manner. Very professional, understood what we were looking for and found the house for us. Spent time finding listings and networking to find just the right house for us."



"We have worked with Zak on closing a couple of houses now and he is excellent. He is very helpful and diligent with his work. He knows the area's well and advises you based on your needs and budget."



"Zak has the expertise to help us find exactly what we're looking for in our price range. He's great at negotiating and well versed in the details of local real estate. When we had a question about a property outside of his area of expertise, Zak knew the contacts to reach out to for answers."



"This is OUR guy! Zak Knebel! He sold our house, and for a good price, last year within hours of being listed.  This was a house I was sure would be on the market forever.  We followed his lead.  He knew exactly what improvements to make and not make, and how to show and market it.  He also helped us find our new house.  Never pushy, always supportive and kind, always listening and doing the legwork to find the important information that isn't in the listing sheet.  If you are considering buying or selling this spring give Zak a call. ??"



"Zak was an absolutely great agent. He met with us early and often to discuss the home buying process and what to expect. He also worked with us to make sure we got a great deal on a great house. We would recommend Zak very much to anyone looking for a home in the Chicago area."



""My husband and I were so grateful to work with Zak and find our new home! Zak was so easy to work with, upbeat, always honest, reliable, and always made us feel like a priority. Zak regularly responded to our text messages within minutes or even seconds when we wanted to look at houses. Zak's realtor assistant, Nick Lovett, was also fun, easy to work with and helped to make our buying experience a joy!

I highly recommend Zak and Nick!! I hope to keep in touch with them for future real estate ventures.""



"Working with Zak was as good as it gets and he deserves more stars than just 5! He was upfront and center from the time we started to "browse" and until the day we closed. He was recommended to us by friends and they had nothing but good things to say and I'm happy we had the same experience. Our initial meeting with Zak was great, he was very informative and answered every question we had and he gave us an overview of how we even begin looking for our home as it can be overwhelming. Fast forward a little over a year and we just purchased our our first home. We learned a lot from him, it's great that he's a homeowner. We still keep in touch but what I like most about Zak is our shared love for Chip and Joanna Gaines. Thanks Zak!"



"I have done two deals with Zak. The first was to by my current restaurant, it was complicated, it took a long time but Zak kept the deal alive, and without him Big Guys Sausage Stand would not exist. The second deal was for a two flat we just bought, it was part of a first time home buyers program. It too was complicated, lots of red tape, nevertheless we closed and Zak was great the whole way through."



"Zak has not only been an outstanding realtor, he's also been a wonderful resource to me and my husband as we bought our first house! He is kind, patient, incredibly knowledgeable about the area and never once pressured is one way or the other. Plus, he notes what we liked and did not like about houses so he could tailor future showings to our tastes. He's phenomenal and we couldn't be happier!"



"We were very happy and lucky to work with Zak. He is very professional and knows market. He was always available if we had any questions and short notice request. We would highly recommend him to everyone."



"Zak Knebel was very helpful in this process and kept me updated about what was going on and what needed to happen.

He would let me know ahead of time what needed to be done (affidavits for example) and would let me know other thongs I should consider (radon measuring for example). He was able to recommend contacts and was not pushy about anything."



"Zak was incredibly helpful in the entire purchase process. Whether it be making himself available to show homes, provide truthful analysis of the property we were looking at, or answering questions. We are very happy that he was our agent and will recommend him to anybody who asks."



"My favorite part of working with Zak was the sense of calmness and ease he brought to our home-buying experience. In all the decisions and emotions, Zak helped us identify and talk through the options and supported our decisions; he worked to ensure we would be completely comfortable with our decisions. Zak is an expert in the Western suburbs and has great insight into market value and what you can do to improve your home's value. On top of that, his responsiveness and attention made me feel like we were his only clients. I highly recommend Zak!"



"Zak is easy to work with, responds quickly with text messages. Proficient in his care and management of priorities in gettin a property sold. Would definitely recommend."



"Zak is an outstanding realtor. He is professional, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. He has good vision and foresight for a property. He is a good listener and answers questions directly. He is also connected to a great network of people and resources.

My wife and I worked with Zak for about 2 months while we searched for a home in Oak Park/Western Suburbs. He knows the area well and had good recommendations on areas to focus on. He was always friendly to deal with, is very responsive to emails and phone calls, and is generally very easy and enjoyable to work with.

In short, he has basically all the characteristics that I would want in a real estate agent. He truly cares about his clients and wants you to be happy in your new home. I will absolutely work with him again if I am selling or buying a home. I cannot recommend him more highly."



"This was our first home purchase and as daunting the process was; Zak a real asset, he and Nick were very helpful in the home search, they listened to what we had to say about what we needed and our limits, they explained the process to us and helped connect us to other professions when needed. Very thorough and quick to answer back, flexible with the time as we had very difficult schedules. Zak was very clear with his answers too, so you can make a decision- he followed through even after the sale was done to check on us if anything else was needed, very easy to work with So thank you very much."



"Zak was truly an outstanding agent. He gave us good advice and was always straight with us. He had a very good understanding of the Oak Park/River Forest market and the type of buyer who might be interested in our house. He worked tirelessly to make a sale, advertising in print and on the internet. When we ran into unexpected problems, he helped to find us the right people to remedy them and then double-checked to make sure the result was great. We were very impressed by Zak’s commitment to us."



"Zak is great to work with. He went above and beyond my expectations by staying within my requests and then showed me things I never thought about. He also has great contacts to get work done."



"My husband and I loved working with Zak. He was laid back when showing us houses and never rushed us through tours. He also knew tons about the area and the various properties we were visiting. When the moment hit and we knew we'd found our dream house, Zak kicked into high gear. The property already had other offers, but he worked really hard to make sure our offer was the one the sellers picked."



"Look no further! Working with Zak was simply amazing. I was hunting for my first house and he made the process easier than I could have imagined. He is extremely knowledgeable of the housing market and the western suburbs I was looking at. He has a great ability to find houses based on your needs and wants. I trusted his opinion throughout the process and am glad I did. His recommendations of individuals during the buying process were also very professional and effective that made for what I can only describe as the smoothest buying process I could have hoped for.

I was impressed how Zak continued to go above and beyond to make sure all of my questions and concerns were addressed. He always responded in a timely matter and was at my disposal throughout the entire process. I truly believe his demeanor and professionalism, especially when in talks with the selling agent, was the reason for the smooth closing I had."



"We love working with Zak. He helped us find our first home and was so awesome to work with that reached back out to him when it was time to sell that home and buy another one. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable and a such a great personality as well."



"Highly recommend working with Zak! He always answered phone calls and emails promptly and was flexible with his schedule. He even connected us with an investor on our rehab! He is always available to help us and give honest advice. Can't recommend him enough! Great Guy!"



"We had a great experience working with Zak. He helped us purchase our home and he made it simple. He was very patient with us and never pushy. He was always realistic which we really appreciated. He is dependable and knowledgable. We would definitely recommend him, he made the process simple for us."



"As first time home buyers, my wife and I were a bit intimidated with the whole process. Zak helped put us at ease and provided us with the appropriate input to move forward in searching for a home.

With Zak’s guidance we were able to find the perfect house for our family. We couldn’t be any happier with our new home and I truly believe that it was because of Zak’s experience and professionalism that we were able to close on the deal.

For us, Zak wasn’t just a realtor. He was a friend who wanted the best for us. Thanks again Zak."



"Zak was such an invaluable resource for us in buying our first home. Always responsive and eager to help, we appreciated his natural and approachable personality and his experience in the market. He never made us feel rushed and always throughly and patiently explained the process to us. He was genuinely invested in making sure we found the right place for us, and made us feel like he was in for however long that would take, which was important to us as first-time home buyers. We really felt like he was part of our team; he even advocated for us with our lawyer and others involved in the transaction. We truly felt that he was genuinely excited for us when we closed on our place and we'd recommend him to anyone who wants a trusted, professional, responsive and knowledge real estate agent."



"We interviewed several realtors before deciding to go with Zak Knebel.
Zak was very personable and professional. His evaluation of our house was more in line with what we expected and he gave us good suggestions as to how we could best present our house. He was open to our input and suggestions; we felt that we had a working partnership. Whenever we called we got an immediate response from Zac. He was very helpful in the negotiation process and made sure everything was in order for the closing. We were very satisfied and would not hesitate to recommend Zak."



"Zak helped my wife and I purchase a home. Zak was very resourceful and responsive to our needs. We looked at houses for several months to determine the best house for us. Eventually we found our house and could not be happier. Zak was an essential piece in the entire process."



"We were first time home buyers and no idea what to expect. Zak was patient in helping us look and find our home in our desired area. He is super knowledgeable of the process and helped us along the way. He answered any questions we had in a timely fashion. It made the process a lot less stressful. We would recommend Zak to any home buyer, not just first timers. Made our experience a memorable one!"



"Zak was great at responding to all concerns--even if they weren't exclusively realty-related. His calm demeanor helped guide us through the stressful parts of the buying and selling process."



"Zak was an excellent real estate agent. He was very knowledgeable about the towns in which we were searching, walked us through the process of home ownership for us first time buyers, and made us feel extremely comfortable to make our own decisions at every house we encountered. He was always very swift to respond and made this process as smooth and easy as possible."



"Buying or selling a property can be stressful, so you want an agent who recognizes your needs and is responsive to your questions. Zak Knebel meets both criteria. Zak knows the market and has been selling real estate long enough (almost 10 years,) to be proficient at what he does. He was always accessible, and very quick to answer calls, texts, and e-mails. He has a list of vendors who were helpful when I needed small repairs to get my condo ready to market. He even helped me move a bookcase into the basement. I don’t know what the current turn around time is, but my unit sold in about six weeks. I was able to move out and relocate before the closing date because I was confident Zak would take care of the details. I am satisfied with the way things worked out. I would use Zak again if I were to reenter that market.

Tim Holly
Bloomington, MN"



"It was such a pleasure working with Zak. We were first time home buyers and truly knew nothing about the home buying process. Our first appointment he walked us step by step through the entire step by step process of buying a home, which was so helpful. He really listened to our wants and needs which I am sure could have been difficult as times as my husband and I were not always on the same page about this. He had recommendations for us from everything from home inspector to home security systems, to mortgage lenders which we really appreciated as we didn't have any connections. We are so happy that we found Zak. It made the process so smooth, when I am sure it could have been very stressful. All in all, we had found our perfect home and closed within 2 months of meeting him, and we cannot thank him enough for his help. We have already recommended him to a few of our friends interested in home buying!"



"Zak made the entire process of buying our first home very comfortable and convenient. He was patient and willing to meet us wherever we wanted, whenever we needed. He listened to our needs and supported us through the entire process. We also appreciated his recommendations of inspectors, lawyers, etc. We did not personally know anyone for these jobs and his recommendations were a fair price and made us feel important through each of the home buying steps. We would highly recommend Zak for future clients and are grateful for him helping us to find our dream home!"



"We interviewed 3 agents and chose Zak for his knowledge, personality and expertise in the selling of real estate. His guidance was incredible not to speak of the little services he took care of on his own time! Zak comes highly recommend by myself and my family for all his hard work and bringing the right family to our Aunt's address to call home! Zak communicated showings, open houses and ideas to quickly sell our Aunt's home.
Thanks Zak, I would hire you again in a heartbeat!"



"Zak was a wonderful agent to work with. He was very professional , but was also very friendly so I felt very comfortable addressing my concerns with him. He always kept me updated regarding showings & perspective buyers feedback on the house. He always gave us good sound advice. Zak went out of his way to help me find reliable repairmen and then meeting repairmen at the house so I wouldn't have too. I couldn't have asked for a better person to represent me in selling my house."



"Zak helped us find two rentals over the past 4 years, both of which met our needs perfectly and we were very happy with. During this time, we were also prospective buyers who just had not found the right listing. Zak was very helpful through the entire process and encouraged us not to settle and to wait for the right property. We just recently purchased our first home with Zak, and we couldn't be happier! We have recommended him to several friends and will continue to do so!"



"Zak Knebel is perhaps the best listener I have ever met in business. Throughout our entire process of scouting and home buying, he was calm, patient, attentive, and did everything to empower us, the buyers. We were first time home buyers in our 40s looking for a two flat. In the months we worked together he mostly listened, informed dispassionately only as necessary, and only made a recommendation twice, when timing and opportunity were the most important. Even in those times, he empowered us and minimized anxiety, always confident that we would find the right place at the right time. And we did! We have been in our home for just over a year now and are EXCEPTIONALLY happy with house, neighborhood, and community.
A house is the largest purchase that most people will ever make. To have a guide who will help you feel completely at ease with a purchase that impacts wallet, heart, and family in such a huge, daily way is an asset you will never regret. Zak is that guide."



"My husband and I used Zak to purchase our first home and couldn't have been happier with our experience. He was available whenever we needed him and his understanding of the process and the market was invaluable. I would highly recommend Zak to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."



"Zak helped us buy our first house. He was extremely helpful. He always made himself available for showings, at our convenience. He was ready to answer any and all questions we had and, if he didn't have an answer immediately, he would ask the appropriate parties to get an answer. Additionally, he was prompt to respond to inquiries about the process of closing once we decided on a house.

Always on time. Very familiar with the area. Responsive.

Nice guy, too."



"Zak recently helped my husband and I to purchase our first home, and we couldn't have been happier with his help. From the beginning, Zak demonstrated incredible expertise and knowledge about the process and the housing market, and throughout the process, he was always available to answer any and all questions we had (and we had a lot!)

While he was an incredible guide throughout the process, we absolutely never felt pressured by Zak. He truly listened to what we were looking for, and we were certain he had only our best interests in mind. He was very patient and understanding as we viewed homes, and he really worked to help us figure out what we wanted. We absolutely love the home he helped us to find. It was truly a pleasure to work with him!"



"Zak helped us through a quick and painless sale and a short sale purchase. He was immediately responsive to our needs, hugely supportive when things got complicated, friendly, and respectful. Zak was a great advocate."



"Zak was amazing to work with. He constantly encourages feedback and really listens to make sure he is respecting your time by showing you houses that you want to see! We never felt pushed or rushed and we always felt like Zak was on our side, taking care of us. I would highly recommend Zak (and already have - they loved him too:)!"



"Zak was fantastic from beginning to end. He was patient with my wife and me, as first time home-buyers, and offered great counsel throughout. His knowledge of the area was incredible, and he was right on about pricing pretty much at every turn.

When it came time to negotiate, he once again steered us in the right direction. We got the price we wanted on a house we love that ended up appraising for significantly more than our purchase."



"Zac assisted my husband and in our search for a condo in Oak Park, Forest Park area. He was great to work with in so many ways. Zac is very knowledgable regarding real estate, and the area we were interested in. He's very pleasant and patient. Listings were sent to us approximately twice a week and viewing availability was easily arranged. Zac was very good about zeroing in on our likes and dislikes at each visit so he quickly learned what would work for us . Start to finish a pleasure to work with!"



"Zak helped us find the right property for our needs at the right price. He is very knowledgeable of the market in the area we were looking. Provided valuable information to ensure our bid was the best for the seller to commit to our offer. I highly recommend Zak to anyone looking to buy. He also consulted with us on selecting an experienced contractor to bid on rehabbing project on the property. Zak showed great patience and commitment to us by showing us scores of properties over a 5 month period."



"Zak was so patient with us in the sale of our home and with finding a new one. We had our house on the market twice. He made great recommendations for staging, pictures, and price. If I had to do it all over again I would pick Zak in a second."



"I was in my condo within 2 months of contacting Zak. He took my specifications and we were on the search. Zak will do the same for all his clients. He made the paperwork easy to deal with too."



"My wife and I recently purchased a home and we were so fortunate to have Zak help us through the process. He was super responsive, quick to set up tours, willing to meet with us on a moment's notice, and advocated for us through the whole process. He went above and beyond for us, particularly, when some appraisal items came up while we were welcoming a newborn into the family. Zak kept the process moving while also giving us space while we were at the hospital."



"When we first toured the home we ended up buying, we were just casually looking and so hadn't yet selected a real estate agent. And so when we arrived at the showing, the seller's agent introduced us to Zak and said he'd be happy to represent us. Initially, we were skeptical as we hadn't done any of our own independent research on Zak or any other agents. But, we decided to see how things went as we took the first few steps in the buying process and would re-evaluate as we went.

Well, I'm happy to say that I never once doubted our decision to go with Zak. We had an accelerated process and he worked hard to move quickly without ever rushing us. He responded to my barrage of emails and text questions quickly and thoughtfully. He provided wisdom not only about the buying process but also the home owning process which as a first time home buyer, I greatly appreciated. And on top of all that, Zak was just an all-around nice, helpful person.

I would not hesitate to recommend Zak!"



"Zak was incredibly professional and caring. He demonstrated great patience as I was unfamiliar with all of the steps required to sell our home. He walked me through the process with expertise and care. He truly went above and beyond to make the process as smooth as possible. He even retrieved curtains from my home the day of closing and took down my kid's old play house in the backyard!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH ZAK!"



"My husband & I just closed on a house in Oak Park, and Zak was amazing to work with. He took time to understand our goals and was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the homes themselves. Our house hunt took a bit longer than expected, but Zak felt like an advocate every step of the way and we never once felt pressured. I highly recommend him!"



"As first time home buyers, my wife and I were a a bit intimidated with the whole process. Zak definitely helped put us st ease and provided us with the appropriate guidance while house hunting.

Once we found the home that we fell in love with, Zak made sure that our offer was one that would be accepted. We couldn"



"Easy to work with, quick to respond, saved me a several hundred dollars in the purchase with his understanding for the process."



"Working with Zak on the sale of our home was an excellent experience in every way. Zak went above and beyond to make the process understandable and smooth as possible. He walked us through each step, was incredibly responsive, punctual, and thoughtful. He was accessible for any questions, offered his expertise in a helpful manner, and made suggestions throughout the process to ensure it resulted in the successful sale of our home! We're so grateful for all of Zak's hard work and dedication in selling our home and getting our family into a new home successfully. Thank you Zak!"



"When we first toured the home we ended up buying, we were just casually looking and so hadn't yet selected a real estate agent. And so when we arrived at the showing, the seller's agent introduced us to Zak and said he'd be happy to represent us. Initially, we were skeptical as we hadn't done any of our own independent research on Zak or any other agents. But, we decided to see how things went as we took the first few steps in the buying process and would re-evaluate as we went.

Well, I'm happy to say that I never once doubted our decision to go with Zak. We had an accelerated process and he worked hard to move quickly without ever rushing us. He responded to my barrage of emails and text questions quickly and thoughtfully. He provided wisdom not only about the buying process but also the home owning process which as a first time home buyer, I greatly appreciated. And on top of all that, Zak was just an all-around nice, helpful person.

I would not hesitate to recommend Zak"



"As first time home buyers, my wife and I were a a bit intimidated with the whole process. Zak definitely helped put us st ease and provided us with the appropriate guidance while house hunting.

Once we found the home that we fell in love with, Zak made sure that our offer was one that would be accepted. We couldn"



"Highly recommend working with Zak! He always answered phone calls and emails promptly and was flexible with his schedule. He even connected us with an investor on our rehab! He is always available to help us and give honest advice. Can't recommend him enough! Great Guy!""



"Easy to work with, quick to respond, saved me a several hundred dollars in the purchase with his understanding for the process."



"My wife and I recently purchased a home and we were so fortunate to have Zak help us through the process. He was super responsive, quick to set up tours, willing to meet with us on a moment's notice, and advocated for us through the whole process. He went above and beyond for us, particularly, when some appraisal items came up while we were welcoming a newborn into the family. Zak kept the process moving while also giving us space while we were at the hospital."



"We love working with Zak. He helped us find our first home and was so awesome to work with that reached back out to him when it was time to sell that home and buy another one. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable and a such a great personality as well."



"We love working with Zak. He helped us find our first home and was so awesome to work with that reached back out to him when it was time to sell that home and buy another one. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable and a such a great personality as well."



"My husband and I loved working with Zak. He was laid back when showing us houses and never rushed us through tours. He also knew tons about the area and the various properties we were visiting. When the moment hit and we knew we'd found our dream house, Zak kicked into high gear. The property already had other offers, but he worked really hard to make sure our offer was the one the sellers picked."



"Zak is an outstanding realtor. He is professional, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. He has good vision and foresight for a property. He is a good listener and answers questions directly. He is also connected to a great network of people and resources.

My wife and I worked with Zak for about 2 months while we searched for a home in Oak Park/Western Suburbs. He knows the area well and had good recommendations on areas to focus on. He was always friendly to deal with, is very responsive to emails and phone calls, and is generally very easy and enjoyable to work with.

In short, he has basically all the characteristics that I would want in a real estate agent. He truly cares about his clients and wants you to be happy in your new home. I will absolutely work with him again if I am selling or buying a home. I cannot recommend him more highly."



"As first time home buyers, Zak made the process very comforting and he did a fantastic job picking us out the perfect house. Within one visit with Zak, he knew what style home we were interested in, qualities of the house we wanted to have and we were able to start looking at homes the next week. He is actually the one who suggested the current house we bought, solely based on his interactions with us and him knowing what we were looking for in a house. He was always one (or more) steps ahead in the process and made the entire process much less stressful and kept us organized throughout. He was always available to help whether in person or over the phone and we could not have asked for a better realtor. We highly recommend Zak to anyone looking to buy a house."



"Zak has not only been an outstanding realtor, he's also been a wonderful resource to me and my husband as we bought our first house! He is kind, patient, incredibly knowledgeable about the area and never once pressured is one way or the other. Plus, he notes what we liked and did not like about houses so he could tailor future showings to our tastes. He's phenomenal and we couldn't be happier!"



"My husband and I were so grateful to work with Zak and find our new home! Zak was so easy to work with, upbeat, always honest, reliable, and always made us feel like a priority. Zak regularly responded to our text messages within minutes or even seconds when we wanted to look at houses. Zak's realtor assistant, Nick Lovett, was also fun, easy to work with and helped to make our buying experience a joy!"



"Zak was an absolutely great agent. He met with us early and often to discuss the home buying process and what to expect. He also worked with us to make sure we got a great deal on a great house. We would recommend Zak very much to anyone looking for a home in the Chicago area."



"This is OUR guy! Zak Knebel! He sold our house, and for a good price, last year within hours of being listed. This was a house I was sure would be on the market forever. We followed his lead. He knew exactly what improvements to make and not make, and how to show and market it. He also helped us find our new house. Never pushy, always supportive and kind, always listening and doing the legwork to find the important information that isn't in the listing sheet."



"Zak has the expertise to help us find exactly what we're looking for in our price range. He's great at negotiating and well versed in the details of local real estate. When we had a question about a property outside of his area of expertise, Zak knew the contacts to reach out to for answers."



"We have worked with Zak on closing a couple of houses now and he is excellent. He is very helpful and diligent with his work. He knows the area's well and advises you based on your needs and budget."



"We stumbled upon Zak when looking at a house online. When he showed us the house, he was personable and kind so we contacted him immediately when a different home popped up that we wanted to see. Zak was extremely helpful throughout the home buying process. As first time home buyers, Zak answered all of our questions and made sure to look for things in the home that we would never have thought to look for. Zak supported us through bumps and bobbles in the process, took extra time to make sure we were comfortable, and seemed just as excited as we were when we finally signed all of the documents for our first home! Zak is a wonderful realtor and resource to have"



"Zak is an outstanding realtor. He is professional, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. He has good vision and foresight for a property. He is a good listener and answers questions directly. He is also connected to a great network of people and resources.My wife and I worked with Zak for about 2 months while we searched for a home in Oak Park/Western Suburbs. He knows the area well and had good recommendations on areas to focus on. He was always friendly to deal with, is very responsive to emails and phone calls, and is generally very easy and enjoyable to work with.

In short, he has basically all the characteristics that I would want in a real estate agent. He truly cares about his clients and wants you to be happy in your new home. I will absolutely work with him again if I am selling or buying a home. I cannot recommend him more highly."



"Zak is professional and knowledgeable, but most importantly he is available when you need him. Zak has represented me twice as a buyer and both times I couldn't have been happier with his service. Thanks Zak! We love our new home."



"This was our first home purchase and as daunting the process was; Zak a real asset, he was very helpful in the home search, listened to what we had to say about what we needed and our limits, explained the process to us and helped connect us to other professions when needed. Very thorough and quick to answer back, flexible with the time as we had very difficult schedules. Very clear with answers too, so you can make a decision- Zak followed through even after the sale was done to check on us if anything else was needed, very easy to work with So thank you very much we live our new place, and we would recommend him to family and friends and any future homes we might look into, he would be our first choice!"



"Working with Zak was as good as it gets and he deserves more stars than just 5! He was upfront and center from the time we started to "browse" and until the day we closed. He was recommended to us by friends and they had nothing but good things to say and I'm happy we had the same experience. Our initial meeting with Zak was great, he was very informative and answered every question we had and he gave us an overview of how we even begin looking for our home as it can be overwhelming. Fast forward a little over a year and we just purchased our our first home. We learned a lot from him, it's great that he's a homeowner. We still keep in touch but what I like most about Zak is our shared love for Chip and Joanna Gaines."



"Zak has not only been an outstanding realtor, he's also been a wonderful resource to me and my husband as we bought our first house! He is kind, patient, incredibly knowledgeable about the area and never once pressured is one way or the other. Plus, he notes what we liked and did not like about houses so he could tailor future showings to our tastes. He's phenomenal and we couldn't be happier!"



"Zak was the best person to help us sell our old house and find our new house. This process took A LONG TIME. We had our old place on the market and had to pull it off then relist. It was a horrible process, very frustrating but Zak made it all okay. Finding our new place was a long process, but he was very patient with us and in the end assisted us with finding a great place. His recommendations of inspectors was spot on, too. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely pick Zak for the task."



"Zak is a reliable, resourceful, and easygoing agent. He is easy to reach and sets up viewings as soon as he knows you’re interested in a property, key to a successful home purchase in a competitive housing market. His assistant, Nick, helps out in a pinch, and he’s also great company. We will definitely reach out to Zak again when we’re ready to buy again."



"Zak was truly an outstanding agent. He gave us good advice and was always straight with us. He works tirelessly to make a sale, advertising in print media and on the internet. When we ran into unexpected problems, he helped find us the right people to remedy them and then double-checked to make sure the end result was great. We were truly impressed by Zak’s commitment to us."



"Zak Knebel is a top selling agent because he is professional, confident, honest, knowledgeable and has a vast network of agents he works together with. We had our house listed before with another realtor and didn't get anywhere near the showing activity we had with Zak. We will definitely recommend Zak to our family and friends."



"My favorite part of working with Zak was the sense of calmness and ease he brought to our home-buying experience. In the sea of buying decisions and emotions, Zak was always there to help us identify options, talk through the choices, and support the decisions we made; he always worked to ensure we would be completely comfortable with our decisions. Zak has real expertise in the Oak Park-River Forest market (having grown up in the area and now raising his family here), and he has great insight into market value and what you can do to improve your home's value. On top of that, his responsiveness and attention made me feel like we were his only clients. I highly recommend Zak!"



"Zak is a top notch realtor. He educated us on the local market and made sure our condo was priced at !market value. He was quick to respond to any questions we had and patient throughout the process. We had (2) offers in less than a week with one above our listing price! Could not have been happier with Zak!"



"We were very happy and lucky to work with Zak. He is very professional and knows market. He was always available if we had any questions and short notice request. We would highly recommend him to everyone."



"Zak was a pleasure to work with. He was incredibly flexible to work with and did a wonderful job prioritizing what we were looking for. He was alway available and provided great insight for first time homebuyers. We highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again in the future."



"Zak has not only been an outstanding realtor, he's also been a wonderful resource to me and my husband as we bought our first house! He is kind, patient, incredibly knowledgeable about the area and never once pressured is one way or the other. Plus, he notes what we liked and did not like about houses so he could tailor future showings to our tastes. He's phenomenal and we couldn't be happier!"



"My husband and I were so grateful to work with Zak and find our new home! Zak was so easy to work with, upbeat, always honest, reliable, and always made us feel like a priority. Zak regularly responded to our text messages within minutes or even seconds when we wanted to look at houses. Zak's realtor assistant, Nick Lovett, was also fun to work with and helped to make our buying experience a joy!

I highly recommend Zak and Nick!! I hope to keep in touch with them for future real estate ventures."



"Zak really listened to what we were looking for in a condo. It was great to know he was always watching for new arrivals on the market. He was easily available for showings! He's very knowledgeable and informative regarding the housing market in the area we were interested."



"Selling a home can be very nerve racking and emotional; having Zak as our agent made all the difference in the world. Zak goes above and beyond in all aspects of the home selling process and is a true professional."



"Zak was amazing to work with and made the process of buying a new home as smooth and easy as possible. His knowledge of the area and expertise were second to none."



"Zak is focused on customer service and always there to help. He responds to emails and calls quickly and is just a great guy and awesome realtor!"



"Zak is the best! He made our first experience in buying a home super easy and was great to work with."



"Zak was the perfect agent for us. He was incredibly responsive to our questions and concerns throughout the entire home buying process and provided us the reassurance and advice we were looking for. He was professional and flexible and overall made this endeavor much easier than expected."



"Zak was very professional and kept us informed throughout the whole process. Very easy to work with."



"Zak was amazing. We could not have been happier with our experience working with him. He was very informative, patient, and clearly cares about his clients needs and wants. He sat us down and went through the entire home buying experience step by step with us, as we are first time home buyers. Within 1 month we had found our dream house and he stayed with us every step of the way through closing. He had recommendations for all of the MANY people we needed to add to the process of becoming approved and we were so thankful- he made a very stressful situation as easy as possible. I would highly recommend Zak to anyone- he is fantastic and truly a professional."



"Zak was such an incredible agent to work with. He found us exactly what we were looking for, worked tirelessly to meet our needs, and was very easy-going about everything. He was very knowledgeable about our area of interest and always made us feel at ease. We were extremely lucky to have Zak!"



"We had the best experience ever with Zak! He was extremely accommodating to our work schedules, would get us in to see homes right away, oftentimes at crazy hours, he was on top of every aspect of dealing with the other listing agents, mortgage broker, etc. I truly believe we got our current home because Zak was so on top of it and accommodating to our every need! We love him and would recommend him to anybody!"



"He is the best. He's knowledgeable, patient, and a hard worker. Would recommend him to anyone. You wont be disappointed."



"Zak was awesome to work with. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell. He has a great personality and makes this whole process very painless. When you have questions he always gets back to you in a timely manner."



"Zak is calm & professional, as well as shows patience to find what your looking for"