THE JELINEK GROUP TESTIMONIALS
I'm a first-time home buyer. Ed was very resourceful and communicated very well on expectations of the market. I was very confident and trusted Ed throughout the process. I really appreciated that he is so responsive and in-tune with his clients' needs.
Brian & Amanda Manczak
Super Knowlegeable of market and neighborhoods; very responsive to all questions and concerns; he always gave us his fair and honest opinions; enjoyable to spend time with. Ed was and continues to be an excellent resource for us. We will definitely use him as well as refer him in the future.
Renee Ploski & John Miller & Paul Miller
I received in the mail about a week ago a request to let you know how I feel about you representing us in our home purchase. I personally could not have been more satisfied. You helped so much in simply understanding the process and answered any and all of our questions no matter how significant they seemed at the time. You knew the neighborhoods we looked at, you took the time to get to know what we were looking for and shed light on things that we would have never thought to ask about. Overall, I am extremely impressed by your knowledge, professionalism and sincerity that you brought to us as we moved through this process. We love the place and are slowly getting situated.
Nirvana Harris & Christopher Chapman
Ed, We still can't quite wipe off the goofy smiles on our faces that we get each time we unlock the door to this condo. It is perfect! We both absolutely love it and know it wouldn't have been ours without your help, advice, and patience. We will definately recommend you to our friends and remember you when it's time to sell (although we hope that won't be anytime soon).
Iris Bainum-Houle (Artist)
I can't tell you how much I appreciate all Susan did for my grandpa and I. We wouldn't have been able to make this new home a reality without Susan's skills, quick thinking and great personality.
Joshua & Rebecca Burch
Rebecca and I are very fortunate to have had Ed's services through the entire process and into the future. Ed did everything a buyer would want their agent to do and a whole lot more. We would gladly refer Ed to any friends who are in the market for a new home.
Ed Jelinek was highly recommend to me by a friend and from the first moment I contacted him, I understood why. I needed to sell my home after only owning it for 6 months and I was concerned about doing so without losing money, as well as being completely unaware of the process of selling property. My concerns were quickly alleviated as Ed took the time to explain in detail how the process works, going out of his way to explain to me the services that should be expected of any real estate agent. His extensive knowledge of my neighborhood and his outstanding client service skills made me easily decide that he was the agent for me. I would highly recommend Ed Jelinek to anyone who was selling property as his outstanding client service, impeccable job performance and extensive knowledge was indispensable in the sale of my loft.
Mark D Andrews (Attorney)
I have used Ed Jelinek and his team three times to buy or sell real estate and I continue to appreciate his consistent qualities. He understands the market and keeps me updated with all activity. This is my third testimonial for Ed and I'm happy to give it.
Thank you, Ed, for all of your help with selling my condo. It would be my pleasure to serve as a reference for potential clients. Your attention to detail, follow-through, and ability to build an outstanding professional rapport are the secrets to your success!
Thomas & Patricia Schoenbrun
Ed was exceptional; both in his assessment of what our property should sell for and in his marketing plan to get us the exposure we needed. He is a diligent, consummate professional who will work tirelessly for his clients. We sold our house within two weeks and significantly above the price point we had initially targeted. Ed continuously strives to represent all of the needs, concerns, and priorities of his clients. As a result, we are confident that we could not have been better served by another agent.
Mei Li Ooi
Ed was everything I was looking for in a broker; he was experienced in the business, experienced representing sellers in my area, and I felt comfortable with his pleasant, professional personality. He was patient and always available even though he was obviously very busy. He educated me thoroughly on the selling process and helped me make the best decisions to get my home sold. It was a pleasure to work with Ed!
As self represented buyers, Ed was the perfect agent to have on the seller's side – he exudes nothing but trust. When we sell, we will definitely call Ed first!
Ed is a professional in a very tough business. I actually listed my home twice with Ed and the fact that I went back to him shows the respect I have for his efforts and those of his team. I think I most appreciate his honesty and concern for my time. I always know where I stand with Ed.
Don & Kim Miller
Ed assisted us on the sale of our condo and the purchase of our new home. In both cases, Ed was knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process. His dedication to his clients, professionalism, and attention to detail is unsurpassed. We often felt as though we were his only clients. We recommend Ed to anyone in the Chicago area looking to buy or sell property…it has been a great pleasure working with him.
Without Ed's help, I don't think I could have found my new place. Certainly the process would have been much more difficult and nerve-wracking. Knowing that Ed was on my side gave me complete confidence that I would find the place I really wanted. (And I Did!) He's an invaluable resource.
John & Elizabeth Carstens
We were first-time buyers who refused to make first-timer mistakes. So when we interviewed buyer's agents, we looked for someone who knew absolutely everything, who was completely honest, and who was incredibly clear in explaining every aspect of the process. Ed won. Once we got started, Ed consistently asked tough questions on our behalf, and always seemed to know the answers to ours on everything from mortgage options to building materials to the development history of an adjacent lot. With Ed on our side, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and, in the end, paid an exceedingly fair price for a place that fit us perfectly.
Quite simply Ed is the best agent I have ever personally worked with or have heard about when comparing his services to those of my peers. I would highly recommend Ed to anyone, particularly first time buyers who are completely new to the process.
Chris & Adriane Willmuth
As first time homebuyers, we had some very specific requirements. Ed listened to these and did not show us any properties that didn't fit our qualifications. Throughout the process, he was genuine, honest, helpful, and not over-bearing. We would definitely recommend working with him.
Ellen Wheeler & John Schomberg
Ed was helpful and attentive throughout the process -- and is still helpful even after we sold our condo. He created a worry free process and had a contract to sell within two weeks of being on the market.
Ed uniquely combines Real Estate acumen with a caring heart. He not only sold my condo within five days, but more importantly was always there for me with his help and emotional support.
Jennifer Maple & Brian Bushek
Ed is awesome! He is extremely knowledgeable about the city and its neighborhoods. He has a heads up approach and listens to your needs. He has an honest opinion about each property.
Margaret & Dan Hanesworth
Ed Jelinek was the listing broker when we purchased our condo back in 2002 and were particularly impressed with how he handled everything. When it came time to sell that unit there was no question who we were going to ask to help us. Our experience and relationship during that transaction was even better than we expected. Ed is not only the most professional, thorough, diligent, conscientious, and communicative realtor we've ever worked with, he is a quality person and we hope a life-long friend.
What can I say, in four months Ed and his team sold two of my friends condos, sold my condo, and sold me a new one and we all felt like we were his only clients. True professionals that make it seem easy. Thank you all!
We lived out of state at the time that we listed our home in Chicago. Ed was thorough, dedicated, and knowledgeable. I was impressed by his work ethic. I felt confident that our home was in good hands. Thanks Ed!
Nikki & David Friedman
"Diligent" is the word that comes to mind when describing Ed Jelinek. Ed always does his homework, is honest and never forgets you are his client. He returns all his phone calls and answers all your questions. Ed sold our condo in a very slow market in four weeks. Who could ask for a better agent? He is the best! We'd use him again and recommend him to everyone.
Megan Mulry & Jeff Huisinga
We found Ed to be the best realtor we have ever dealt with. We have moved nine times in twelve years so this is no small feat. He was thorough, professional, courteous, (occasionally in the face of extremely adversarial conditions), and unflagging in his enthusiasm. We cannot recommend him highly enough.
Patrick Vezino (Attorney)
Ed was very responsive to what I was looking for and insightful with suggestions. I trusted him completely to find me the right home and he did. He was always willing to listen to my concerns and promptly addressed them. His support staff was wonderful. The overall experience was wonderful!
Kelly & Pete Siddiqui
Ed went above and beyond any expectations we had. He was organized and professional with every little detail. Plus, he was fun to be around and even gave us baby care tips! Also, we have had to call on Ed a few times since closing and he has always been available and ready to help us. We can't say enough good things about Ed! Thanks Ed!
Steve Cline & Claire George
We were first-time buyers and Ed couldn't have been more helpful. He encouraged us to ask questions, was always quick to return phone calls, and was extremely professional and courteous throughout the buying process. When we moved, we asked Ed to assist us in selling our place, and again he exceeded all of our expectations. Despite the fact that our real estate transaction is concluded, he regularly sends us updates, forms, etc. to help us out with real estate tax matters. Ed's willingness to continually go the extra mile in every area of his profession makes him stand out from the crowd. He's the greatest!
Please consider this a belated but enthusiastic thank you for all your help in finding my new place. I know already this is the perfect place for me and I never would have found it without you! Throughout the process I was constantly impressed by how helpful, professional, and responsive you and your staff were.
Greg O'Neill & Ken Miller (Business Owners - Pastoral)
Ed Jelinek is one of those very rare real estate professionals who actually listens to his clients needs and wants and delivers only what you're looking for.
He also adds immense value when evaluating property by showing hidden costs, particular values, etc. His integrity is apparent throughout the process. Highest recommendation!
Kristen & Patrick Ottesen
We all want to thank you for all of your hard work, thorough attention to detail and encouragement throughout the selling process. Your knowledge of the industry is comforting and your professionalism reassuring. Not one of our calls to you went unanswered and you kept us apprised of all developments throughout the deal. We always felt we were in good hands and didn't have to worry whether or not things were getting done. You even helped us understand some of the details of the purchase of our house in Kansas City, which was way beyond the call of duty! If any of our Chicago friends need a realtor we will definitely recommend you! Thank you!
Young H Ho
Ed is an excellent agent. Reasons include:
1) He always came to each appointments on time and fully prepared with printed pertinent information about the places we were seeing
2) His time management was exceptional
3) He communicated openly and honestly
4) Most of all he got the job done very well
The transition could not have been better managed. Every detail was handled correctly and cost effectively.
Judy Leslie & Felicia Finley
All we can say is "Thank God for Ed!" He was everything we expected and more...He was extremely knowledgeable, supportive, and extremely accessible. It was truly like having your very own "personal realtor". He walked us through the entire process from selling our condo to buying our new one. It felt like there wasn't "anything" he wouldn't do to help us. We would refer him without hesitation.
Michael & Stephanie Pulcanio
Ed was invaluable in helping us sell our property in a tough market and finding the right property to make our home. What sets Ed apart from other successful Realtors is that he puts his clients goals first and is patient while helping his clients achieve those goals. Ed never makes you feel rushed. Because of Ed's knowledge, experience and dedication our experience buying our home couldn't have been more pleasant.
Terri & Mike Gillespie
Terri and I were very pleased with the effort and cooperation we received while working with Ed Jelinek. Without hesitation we would recommend the services of Ed to any and all of our family and friends.
Steve & Theresa Rasmussen
Thanks to Ed we were able to move out of our old condo and into our brand new place. He was there for us every step of the way and continues to be of great assistance after the close! Thanks Ed!
Adam & Nancy Aufrecht
Ed is by far the most knowledgeable and professional realtor we have ever met. Ed came to us highly recommended and still managed to exceed our expectations. He truly cared that we were happy with our new home. Not only did Ed not pressure us into anything, he actually gave us advice on property we were ready to buy that resulted in us not buying it. Unlike most realtors, Ed truly provides a value added service. We will absolutely use him the next time we want to buy and sell. Ed provides a balanced perspective, giving you the positives and negatives of each property. He also asks all the right questions of the other realtors. Ed is absolutely the cream of the crop.
Jody & Jay Rogers
Ed was fantastic! He really made us feel like a priority and put everything aside to accommodate us. He is extremely competent and pays close attention to detail. We appreciate his honesty, even if it meant being blunt and telling us not to bid too high on certain properties. We look forward to recommending him to our friends.
My official "thank you" note comes two years after you were so fabulous in selling my condo in Chicago, but the memory remains fresh! You are without a doubt the best I've ever worked with and set the bar very high for others to follow. If only others in your profession had your attention to detail, marketing savvy, and ability to juggle the clients' emotions during a stressful time. I hope that I get the opportunity to have you help me again one day. Until then I tell my friends about you, and even gave out your info on a Hertz bus to someone in L.A. moving to Chicago! Wishing you all the best please let me know if I can ever help you in any way!
John Modjeski & Emily Dunne
Ed was an excellent real estate agent in every aspect. He was very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods in Chicago and the housing market in general. He was very patient with us and always kept our interests at the top of his priority list. Ed was more than helpful in guiding us through the entire real estate process. Additionally, he is just a nice person. We would highly recommend Ed to anyone and plan to use him again when we are in need of any real estate services.
Ed is a superb broker. He helped me to determine what kind of home I wanted to purchase and then found the perfect place. He is extremely good at what he does because he cares about his clients and is sensitive enough to perceive what they really want. I would never use another broker, and recommend Ed to everyone I know.
Your attention to detail, work ethic, and responsiveness clearly set you above your competitors. I would strongly recommend you to my family and friends to sell their properties as they become available.
Michele & Daniel Elbaum
We couldn't have been happier with our experience with Ed! It was very apparent that Ed always had our best interest in mind.... We definitely plan to use Ed again!
Mark Andrews (Attorney)
Ed sold my property in record time and for a good price. He is thoroughly organized, attentive and makes you feel that you are his only client. As I learned from my first experience with Ed three years ago, his services do not end when the deal closes. He is available for information from everything to property tax questions to handy-man referrals.
I appreciate all the work he did for me and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends.
Marilee Unruh (Attorney)
Ed was unfailingly responsive and helpful, and just generally a joy to work with. My toddler son liked him very much, too.
Ed Jelinek provided consistent and un-pressured service.... I found Ed patient and sympathetic to my needs and desires. He is sincerely concerned about providing his clients with the absolute best service. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him.... He was there to answer all my questions, researched leads,...and was a pleasure to work with.
Ed was great from start to finish.... He was meticulous with all contracts - very detail-oriented.... He went the extra step at every juncture and did things that most real estate agents don't do - and are certainly not required to do. I would highly recommend him.
Jamie Mayberry & Amy Ernst
Ed is an excellent realtor.... Super organized, Ed is what a realtor should be. I have already recommended him to friends.
Rob Medica (Airline Pilot)
Ed is the most professional real estate agent I have ever dealt with.... I have confidence that if someone chooses Ed for their agent, they will thank themselves later. Great job with my property Ed.
I really can't express what a relief it was to have his advice, information that he researched for me, and know that I could go to him with any problem.
I have had some experience with real estate buying and selling, and this one with Ed was by far the most pleasurable. He made me feel like he was really functioning whole-heartedly for my best interest.
I found Ed to be organized, efficient, effective, knowledgeable, caring, hard-working and a joy to do business with. I will gladly recommend him to others.
Working with Ed was a pleasure! He is a conscientious professional who knows the market and works with you.
Mary Louise Wolff & William Filer
We can whole-heartedly recommend Ed. He worked tirelessly to sell our home, then aided us in finding a new home.
Fred & Blaine Way
Ed went above and beyond expectations in every aspect of our sale. Ed was always prepared, proactive and extremely hard working in his efforts to sell our condominium. We always felt comfortable that Ed had our best interests in mind.
Tracey & Ken Allan (Anesthesiologist)
He went above and beyond his duty and came through at every crossroad. Every one of his clients is lucky to be associated with him.
Anne & Rob Rahm (Developers)
The best in Chicago!...Makes buying and selling a pleasure.
Beverly & Randy Lynch (Business Owner - Kipling & Clark)
Thank you for your outstanding service and steady perseverance...We were most impressed with your continuous follow-up to details...You always exceeded our expectations.... We look forward to working with you again in the future.
He has kept every promise made and his follow-up is exemplary. Ed's assistance has been extremely professional and at the same time, quite personal. He has made an otherwise stressful ordeal one that was enjoyable. He has continued to be a helping hand even after my closing. I was referred to Ed... and would be happy to do the same.
Denis & Roseann Adams
Ed is not your typical real estate agent...I just can't say enough about how much I appreciated Ed's help, his sense of humor, his ability to listen, his willingness to go more than the extra mile -- he is just the BEST.
In between listing and selling, Ed provided a terrific personal approach, a wonderful sense of humor and an unending attention to details (on both the seller and buyer's sides). I will definitely count on him in the future as well!
Ed is amazing. I look forward to the next time I buy or sell just for the opportunity to work with him again...He was very patient with my naïve questions. He is thorough and explained things every step of the way. I felt completely taken care of.... The last word: Hire Ed as your realtor...He is spectacular and you will not be sorry.
Jeremy & Shira Schwartz
I would and do highly recommend Ed to anyone considering buying or selling real estate. We worked with a few different agents before Ed and Ed was hands down the best agent. Ed really takes an interest in his clients and treats them with great respect. Ed is honest, fair, conscientious and very supportive.
It's a rare circumstance these days when you find someone who is as easy to work with as you were. I never felt completely overwhelmed because of your integrity and guidance, but what I appreciated the most was your willingness to answer any question I had, and your quick response whenever I called.
I am extremely impressed with Ed's professionalism and his sincere dedication to his customers. I would undoubtedly recommend Ed to anyone.
Dennis Vickers (Physician) & Teke Chhay (Physician Assistant)
Due to busy work and personal schedules, we are not a couple who frequently has the time to write letters of complaint or satisfaction. Our recent experience...has caused us to take exception to this rule. We recently sold our home and bought a new one in a new neighborhood. We used...Ed Jelinek. His services on both aspects of this experience were so exceptional, that it almost makes us want to sell our current home... He handled everything involved in this sale and purchase right down to the minutest detail. We felt truly fortunate to have such a competent and knowledgeable agent. We have recommended him to friends and acquaintances...we look forward to using his services the next time we are in need of such.
Bill Moore & Gregory Horner
Gregory and I would like to commend you on another job superbly done.... This makes two purchases and one sale in the past 2 years that you have expertly brokered for us.... Gregory and I have bought and sold 6 properties in 5 cities prior to Chicago and working with you, Ed. We have worked with many realtors in many cities so we have a strong base with which to compare. You are by far the most professional realtor we have worked with. You are courteous not only to your clients but other realtor's clients as well. You treat people with respect and above all, you always do what you say you are going to do....We will and have provided others with your name as a top notch realtor.
Laurie & Tom Harrigan (Chief Financial Officer)
Thanks again for handling the condo so efficiently and effortlessly for us. Between your superb professionalism and your personal touch, it was a sincere pleasure doing business with you.
Polly & Scott Richardson
Your knowledge of our market and your attention and time you devoted to the sale made us feel comfortable and taken care of. And it sold fast! No doubt due to your persistence...
Thank you again for making one of the most stressful times in a person's life (moving) go off without a hitch. I'm recommending you to all of our friends!
Thanks for being so honest and always helping me beyond your job limitations...Thank you, thank you, thank you again for being so great!!!
Ed worked with me on both sides of my real estate transaction and his work was exemplary in each scenario...In general, Ed is one of the most enjoyable people with whom I have ever had the pleasure of doing business. He is knowledgeable, professional, and courteous....I cannot sing Ed's praises loudly enough. I can say with 100 percent conviction you will not be disappointed with selecting Ed to represent you on either side of your real estate transaction.