There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my home seller and home buyer clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves.
So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.
"My wife and I had an excellent experience selling my father in law's home with Chris Doyle. We were in the unique situation of having to clean out the home after a family tragedy while living about forty miles away. Chris not only took on the job of marketing and selling the house, but helped us through the process of cleaning out the home after it was occupied for about 60 years. The home sold in less than a week and the offer was actually more than the asking price. Chris's knowledge of the market and efforts went well beyond our expectations. We would not hesitate to utilize Chris's expertise again."
.........Rich and Sandy B.
As a nervous first time home-buyer, I was looking for someone I could trust to guide me through the process. Growing-up in the same community as Christopher, he was the first person that came to mind. He was incredibly patient and honest in answering all of my questions to the utmost of his ability and sough further information whenever he didn't have the answer at hand. I appreciated his recommendations of service providers and was pleasantly surprised with each of them. I was especially impressed with the thoroughness of my inspector that Christopher had recommended. Christopher was always quick to respond and stayed on-top of things when my hectic schedule wouldn't allow me to. Most of all, I believe I appreciated Christopher's understanding and calming demeanor throughout the process; his quirky jokes weren't all that bad either! He always made sure I was comfortable with each decision and offered his advice along the way, and I'm truly appreciative. I would highly recommend Christopher to anyone buying or selling a home.
"We used Christopher as our agent for both buying a new home and selling our old home. During our working with him, he was professionally adept and personally honest. He worked patiently with us every step of the way, and he took the time to explain the entire buying/selling process in an understandable manner. He worked diligently to have our old house sold within a month's time, an impressive accomplishment when many of our neighbors had their houses on the market months before and after us and could not find buyers. In addition, he listened to our wants in a new home, and he correctly identified the model for us, which led to his quick finding of our desired house. His negotiations saved us five thousand dollars on the purchase of our new house. Without a doubt, we would gladly work with him again, and we have recommended him countless times already."
........Kent and Michelle D.
High School and Grade School Teachers Respectively
“During the process of finding a home, Christopher Doyle always made me feel as though my interests were his top priority. He engineered a great deal for me and generally made the process as smooth and comfortable as it could be. There’s no doubt that Christopher truly understands the meaning of customer service, and this will carry him far in the business. I know who I’ll call if I ever do this again!”
University Director of Transfer Admissions
“I hired Chris in 2005 to purchase our first home. With his diligent help and enthusiastic manner, we found and bought our condo within a few months time. Currently, I am turning to him again as we start the process in upgrading from a condo to a house. I highly recommend Mr. Doyle’s services. He is cooperative, knowledgeable, and very reliable.”
Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , High Integrity
IT Systems Specialist
“Christopher is a very professional and knowledgeable real estate agent. He puts the client FIRST and listens to all your needs and wants. I used him for the purchase of my first home and he put me at ease from the first time we went looking for a house all the way through the closing and beyond. I will be using Christopher in my future real estate sales/purchases.” Top qualities: Personable , Expert , High Integrity
"I hired Chris to be my realtor to buy my first home. He was very patient with me and took the time to understand what I was looking for and explained pros/cons of the places we visited. He was very honest and wasn't pushing for an immediate sale but wanted me to find a place that was right for me, as well as a good investment. He even provided great references for additional services such as inspection, attorney, broker, etc. I have no hesitation in recommending him to my family and friends. In the end I made a friend out of it."
........ Malisha D.
"Chris is the consummate professional. He has not only a broad understanding of the real estate market and it's movers, but a deep understanding of the particular neighborhoods, types of properties, different time periods certain properties were built and what that type requires. He is professional, does his research and comes prepared, and knows the technical "real estate" questions to ask, but also the buyer or seller questions to ask as well (and if he doesn't like something he'll let you know). All his knowledge makes me feel confident in the options he presents, and to top it all off he's on-time. Buyer or seller, Chris knows his industry, his neighborhoods, his properties, and will get you the best result that those allow."
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, On Time
........ Bryn M.
Bank of America
"Chris was instrumental in helping me search for and purchase my first home in 2010. As a newbie to the world of real estate, I really leaned on Chris to help me through the process. Going to see a lot of properties could have been a grind, but Chris always made it entertaining. He never pressured me or made me feel overwhelmed. And when I finally found "the one," Chris was there every step of the way - communicating with the seller, the lender, the lawyer, the inspector, and talking me off the ledge when I would start freaking out about it all. He is knowledgeable about every step of the process, and I valued his honestly and imput. He even left me a "Welcome to your new home" gift the day of my closing - the balloon proudly floated in my living room for weeks. I hope to not have to buy again for a long time, but I will always refer Chris to anyone I know who needs "a guy." He is a great realtor, but an even better person."
........ Christina G.
"Working with Christopher has been a pleasure. Aside from his professionalism and expertise in the housing market, Christopher was always honest and helpful. As first time homebuyers we knew very little about the process involved with purchasing a home and Christopher made himself available to answer any and all questions. He stuck with us from beginning to end which was something we really appreciated. He pointed out things to us that we did not even know to look for. I have referred people to Christopher in the past and would do so again in the future."
Service Category: Real Estate Agent
Year first hired: 2009 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
........ Cristina P.
Office Manager and Recent College Graduate
“Everytime we've purchased property we've always had to fire our first real estate agent and try with a second, WE WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN!! We will always go straight to Mr. Doyle. We spent almost a full year searching for a home before we hired Chris, within 2 months we moved into our home. He listened to what we said, didn't try to upsell us, and most importantly got us an amazing deal on a wonderful home. I cannot say enough about Christopher Doyle. Stop reading this and hire him.”
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
........ Vanessa J.
VP of Operations at CALFI Design
"You made our experience super smooth (even if Chase didn't!) There wasn't a time where we had questions and you didn't have the answer or get the answer. In addition, LOVED the laundry basket full of goodies! We found these items very helpful and still use them now! I swear you think of everything!"
........ Carolyn W.
North Riverside Resident
“Christopher was the third agent we worked with on our first home purchase, and as long as he is in the business he will be our "guy"! He was patient and friendly, and appropriately tough and persistent with the selling agents, brokers, inspectors, lawyers, and everyone else we dealt with through this process. We definitely felt like we had someone in our corner working for us with our best interest in mind. We had a good time every time we met with him. He is highly attentive, very responsive, and completely dependable. He was detail oriented and helped us look at the big picture rather than pushing us into houses that might have been less than ideal. We cannot recommend him enough as a fine person and a great agent!"
........ Michael B.
"I have never felt inclined to write a testimonial before but Christopher Doyle is truly an inspiration! After working with a couple of other agents, we were terribly frustrated with the whole search process. A co-worker suggested that we contact Christopher. We were hesitant about starting all over again but so glad now that we did! Imagine our surprise when our new agent actually listened to our “wish list” and was willing to find a home that met most of our wants! The search for a new home is probably the most time consuming, frustrating and emotionally draining process of your life. But with an experienced and friendly aid, it was actually fun. Christopher is not only a caring and knowledgeable realtor but a very kind and considerate young man. He wields a mean mini flashlight to highlight areas to check and things of concern. He was always available for questions and took all of the guesswork out of the closing process.
Having worked with Christopher on both buying our new home and selling our old home, I will recommend him to anyone I hear looking to buy or sell a property."
Elmwood Park Resident
"My wife and I were referred to Christopher Doyle by my father (who considers him part of the family) which speaks to his character over the many years they have known each other. Upon first meeting Christopher, his energy and passion for helping his clients was very apparent. To my surprise, he completely talked us out of the first house he showed us since his motto was "to find us a house that fit our needs, not sell us on one that didn't." Once we found the home of our dreams, Christopher took care of everything else. From negotiating for the best deal, to finding a top notch inspector and following through on a smooth closing, Christopher guided us closely along the way. Even after closing, he continued to make sure we had what we needed. I was impressed with Christopher's professionalism while always keeping our best interest as his top priority. I would definitely use Christopher for any future real estate needs and have already referred him to others looking for a realtor who puts his clients first and not just looking for a sale."
........Mike & Christie K.
Engineer & Paralegal
"Partnering with such a professional as Mr. Doyle was both educational and intuitive. Christopher is an expert in his field with a perspective unlike no other. Prior to meeting Christopher, my wife and I worked with three other real estate agents. Over a two year span, we viewed a handful of properties with no luck in finding our first home. I knew Mr. Doyle was the one when he showed up with a flashlight, baseball cap and clipboard. He showed us everything to look for such as dry basements with spiders (a good thing), rust underneath panels of appliances, understanding of smells, uneven floors, windows with broken seals, layouts that could not be altered, foundation issues, common areas of mold growth, etc. This man was crawling in crawl spaces and squeezing between water heaters and AC units! If you are using an agent right now that shows up in an Armani suit or wearing Jimmy Choo pumps… do you think they will crawl in or squeezing around anything? Probably not. What I really enjoyed about working with Christopher was that he never once said “this is your home” but instead, provided in depth details regarding the property. Good, bad or indifferent, Christopher’s job was to educate and inform us. At times, giving us enough information to know the house we just viewed was not the one. After every viewing, Christopher took the extra three minutes to ask what we liked, did not like and what we learned about the property. In this fast paced sales environment, who does that? Christopher Doyle. There are salesman-real estate agents and there is Christopher Doyle. When we moved towards the offer stage, Christopher was a beast with negotiations. From viewing, to offer, to close, and everything in between, Christopher is there every step of the way. With Christopher's help, we have recently sold our starter home and purchased our next-stage-in-life home. I would never think of using or recommending another real estate agent, period."
Insurance & Benefits Manager
"I recommend Mr. Christopher Doyle, especially for first time buyers, because he took the time to educate me on the home-buying process, and addressed my concerns along the way. Whenever I had a questions, he had answers that were prompt, thorough, and helpful. As we looked at possible homes his knowledge and experience helped me determine what was the best place for me within in my budget. His recommendation for a home inspector was excellent and I couldn't have been more pleased. When the inevitable home-buying delays occurred Christopher always kept me in the loop about what was happening and made sure that what needed to get done, got done. In the end I had purchased a great home in the neighborhood I wanted with Christopher's help."
Chicago School Teacher
We received Mr. Doyle's name from a family member who had previously used his services to sell her condo and was pleased at how quickly he obtained a buyer for her. I can't say enough about how lucky we feel to have had that recommendation and to have Christopher Doyle as our advocate. We encountered some problems with the timeline of selling our home in Chicago and purchasing our retirement home in Texas. Thank goodness for Christopher. He helped allay many of our concerns with his positive good humored advice and assistance. He worked with us, the purchasers and their real estate agent and attorneys to ensure that all issues and problems were resolved in a timely manner. We eventually moved prior to completing our sale and Christopher stepped in to monitor our property in Chicago, as well as issues pertaining to the sale. He went above and beyond for us. I feel anyone working with Christopher is very fortunate to receive such a high level of quality service. I know he did not work exclusively on the sale of our property but he certainly made it seem as if that were the case. His patience, knowledge, hard work, constant accessibility and courteous good humor saved us from what could have been a very unpleasant experience.
...Mark and Sonia V.
Happily retired in Texas
My family of 5 adults used Christopher because my daughter went to school with him,. Turned out to be one of the best decisions we made. We needed 2 locations with 2 very different living spaces. He listened to us and had 3 sites the 1st week. He hooked us up with a great mortgage broker - Ron- who gave us basic guidance on how much we should stay within while we were on the phone. While we lost out on 2 or 3 deals, we were pretty set by the end of 2 1/2 months. His inspector - Jerry - is great to work with and his report kept us from buying a bad deal the 1st time. The 2nd worked out fine. Mortgage broker Ron had us ready o close within 2 weeks. The lawyer we used on Christopher's recommendation - Matt- kept all the paper work straight and the closing was a breeze. Matt took us through the entire process and we were out of there in an hour and a half. Christopher has assembled a great team - I would recommend him and his musketeers to anyone. Thanks Christopher and your knowledgeable group.
It was a pleasure to work with Christopher. He was dedicated, reliable and informative. Christopher addressed all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner. He truly made me feel supported. He worked hard from start to finish on the selling of my former home and the purchasing of my new home. Additionally, Christopher brought humor to situations that could have turned out to be rather stressful, which helped to keep me focused on my goals. He is a true professional! I have, and will continue to, recommend him to anyone I know who is even considering selling or buying a home!