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Below are testimonials written by clients and service providers I work with. There is no better feeling than a satisfied person that is willing to write something nice. As you read below, you may even recognize a name or two, even though I attempted to keep it somewhat anonymous. Enjoy…
"I had the extreme pleasure of being introduced to Ted during the sale of my condo in Lakeview. My buying agent does not typically represent that part of town so she co-listed with Ted Kuhlmann as she and I were busy finding a new condo for me. From the get-go it was apparent that Ted's marketing skills were going to be key in the sale of my condo. He was always thorough beyond pleasant and eager. When one chooses an agent I believe that finding someone with the right amount of enthusiasm and spirit without coming across hard-sell is very important. With Ted's drive and determination, my place sold both faster than I expected and with a better financial offer. I could not have been happier with my experience of working with Ted!"
Janet W. -- Chicago (Lakeview)
"We shopped around for a little over a year. As first–time home owners we wanted to make sure we knew our options. During that time Ted was patient with us, and throughout our time working with him he was just as dedicated from the beginning until the end. He was so helpful and willing to answer all of our questions, even if it wasn't his area of expertise. Overall Ted was great to work with; he’s personal, sincere and knowledgeable in the real estate market which helped us to finally find our first place. For Ted it wasn’t just about the sale. I would definitely use him for any other future real estate possibilities, and recommend him to anyone interested in shopping for a home."
Henry & Melanie M. -- Chicago (Irving Park)
"I was a first-time buyer looking for something specific in a down market. I felt I had the ability to be picky and Ted helped me find the perfect place after a lengthy search. He happily set up nearly 50 showings to fit around my schedule before my search was over. And in a tricky situation he helped position me perfectly to get the right deal on my first purchase. He was professional and insightful throughout the process and I would recommend him to anyone."
Philip J. -- Chicago (Old Town)
"My wife Cindy and I were extremely pleased with Ted for his work in finding us a condo in Old Town. He matched properties to our want list promptly returned our phone calls and e-mails and handled the logistics from Chicago while we lived in Cincinnati. He even referred us to trusted contractors to complete pre and post-closing repairs. We would highly recommend Ted to anyone."
David & Cindy J. -- Chicago (Old Town)
"We have been home owners for over a year now and love it all thanks to Ted. Ted was our real estate agent for about a year or so and was great. It was nice to work with someone close to our age that still have the knowledge and experience of buying a home. We felt as though he was very honest and helpful and he always had something new for us to look at. Ted also caught on pretty quickly as to what we were or were not interested in which was a lot. He is definitely on top of the his work and loves what he does. We are definitely looking forward to working with Ted again in the future and have already recommended him to friends and family."
Jill and Ruben S. -- Chicago (Old Irving Park)
"I writing to tell about the great experience I had with my agent, Ted Kuhlmann. Buying a home is usually one of the most stressful things someone can go through. My experience wasn't stressful at all thanks to my agent. At the beginning of my house hunt I was unsure of whether I wanted a Single Family Home or a Condo. Ted was more than happy to show houses and condos until I found something that I really liked. We found a Foreclosure I liked and Ted helped me get our offer accepted. He handled the entire process it felt like while all I had to deal with was the financial paperwork. Ted made what would normally be a stressful situation a very easy situation. I would definitely recommend Ted to my friends and family for their Real Estate needs."
Larry R. -- Chicago (Irving Park)
"Ted gives me peace of mind when we searched for homes with his knowledge and experience in the field. He is easy to work and has a great sense of humor. I would definitely recommend Ted to anyone!"
Kathryn S. -- Roselle
"Selecting Ted to be our real estate agent was one of the best decisions we've made. We were previously working with an inexperienced agent that wasn't cutting it. When Ted stepped in we saw immediate results. Properties to buy started to flow in our emails and appointments were set up quickly and at the times convenient for us. We finally found a great home and worked quickly to secure the contract. He made the entire process so much easier than we thought it would actually be. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a top notch Realtor."
Mark G. -- Roselle
"Ted is always looking to employ the newest cutting edge marketing techniques to increase his real estate business. He is always on top of the latest technology and loves to share his knowledge with clients and colleagues. Always the professional, Ted offers unparalleled customer service to clients and takes pride in maintaining client relationships for years to come. I have recommended Ted to friends in the past and they have always come away from the real estate experience impressed and satisfied."
Alex & Lindsey S. -- Glendale Heights
“Ted possesses expert knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and the process of home buying. His responsiveness and demeanor make working with Ted a pleasure, not only for clients, but business partners, like myself. I recommend Ted's services to anyone in searching for a home”
Matt A. -- Service Provider / Attorney
"Working with Ted was a real pleasure which is not a word that comes to mind when thinking about the home-buying experience. As a first-time homebuyer I had many questions and concerns about the process. Ted answered all my questions with care, patience and a sense of humor. His competency in real estate put me completely at ease. It was very helpful to have someone so knowledgeable about the "ins and outs" of real estate who I could turn to for answers."
Rebecca F. -- Chicago (Kilbourn Park)
"This was our first home purchase and needless to say we were a bit overwhelmed. Ted walked us through the entire process step-by-step. He was extremely attentive to our needs without being pushy. He worked around our schedule and always returned our phone calls promptly. He went above and beyond with his communication to the other parties involved to ensure everything was "stress free" for us. Ted is a smart hardworking professional who is truly wise beyond his years. We couldn't have asked for a better partner to make our dream of home ownership come true."
Tony & Jennifer E. -- Chicago (Portage Park)
"Joe and I owe Ted a huge thank you for all the work he put into helping us sell our condo and buy our house. We recognize that in this tough market it is easy to lose faith and he NEVER did. Each time I asked for something Ted would go over and above to make it happen. From our initial meeting until closing (and even beyond) Ted took care to understand our needs and to work with us. He was a breath of fresh air with his positive attitude and understanding nature. We always felt that he worked in our interest and not for the other agents and their clients. Mostly though, we are appreciative of his tenacity and decency. While the days dragged into weeks and the weeks into months Ted never gave up or put undue pressure on us. It was apparent he treated everyone he came across with the same warm honesty and genuine enthusiasm and for that we feel Ted represented us the way we want to be represented. All his recommendations from inspector to mortgage broker, to heating contractor have been much needed and appreciated. Joe and I feel like we have a true partner in real estate. I wish Ted all the best with his career and won’t hesitate to recommend his services if the situation arises!"
Kristin L. & Joe B. -- Chicago (Jefferson Park)
"I have had the unique opportunity to work with Ted Kuhlmann as both a client and a colleague. Recently, Ted assisted my wife and I in the purchase of our first home in Jefferson Park. Additionally I have worked with Ted on several transactions as his client’s legal counsel. What I have learned about Ted in these respective roles is that his work ethic is what separates him from other realtors. One deal in particular exemplifies this aspect of Ted’s representation. A mutual client needed extensive repair work to a home he wanted to buy in order to qualify for the mortgage loan. This work included scraping and painting a large part of the home’s exterior. Ted actually gave this client a weekend of his own time assisting him with this repair work. Ted truly earns every penny of his commission and I would recommend him to any clients."
Tim & Meg J. -- Chicago (Jefferson Park)
“Ted Kuhlmann wants his clients to be absolutely satisfied and enjoy their new homes. He is a man of high integrity, and expert in his field and most importantly, a personable guy. I highly recommend Ted”
Richard S. -- Service Provider / Inspector
"When I decided to finally make my first purchase I didn’t have a clue about where to start. Ted helped me find my home and made the whole process easy and actually fun. I was looking for a short sale/foreclosure and Ted showed me many homes that I was interested in until I finally found the one for me. Ted is extremely professional and dedicated to his work which was displayed each time we conversed. I now have a beautiful two flat building in Belmont Gardens and a true friend. Thanks Ted."
Scott F. -- Chicago (Belmont Gardens)
“We could not have been happier with our decision to work with Ted Kuhlmann for both the sale of our condo and the purchase of our first house. From our very first meeting, he educated us on how the process worked and provided very realistic expectations. Ted is as professional and personable as they come. I never once felt that he was a salesman working for a commission, our satisfaction seemed to be his only motivation. We were expecting the worst when trying to sell our condo in Irving Park. Ted did his homework before meeting with us and came up with some great marketing ideas to set our unit apart from the others. We knew we were on the right track when as showing requests were coming in regularly. When we got an offer to work with, I relied on his knowledge and experience in the negotiations, and in the end we sold for more than we had originally expected. Working with Ted on the purchase of our house was another great experience. He really listened to what we were looking for and only presented the properties that matched. When we were ready to pursue a home, again, Ted did his homework. He researched the comps and we discussed the process of making an offer and negotiating from a buyers perspective this time. We used his experience to come in with an offer lower than the asking price, with the intent of negotiating to our desired purchase price. After less than a week, we had contracts signed with a purchase price of less than we had planned. I have no hesitation recommending Ted as a real estate agent. In fact, I have already connected him with many of my friends looking to buy or sell. Thank you Ted!”
Paul & Eliza A. -- Arlington Heights
“We want to thank you for your superior service in the recent property purchase on Spaulding Street. The foreclosure purchase process from Fannie Mae was the most difficult and convoluted I have ever experienced. Moreover, the third rate selling Realtor was another roadblock on the deal. Your professional help and support is the only reason we were successful in completing the purchase. We appreciate all the extra effort you put into closing the contract. I look forward to doing more real estate business in Chicago with you and your firm. Thanks again.”
David & Concepcion T. -- Chicago (Irving Park)
“Ted was our realtor when my sister and I were shopping for a condo in Southport Corridor. We were both new to the process and Ted was great at explaining everything to us and answering all of our questions. When we sent him listings we found online, he replied quickly with his honest reactions of the pros and cons to each property. He also kept an eye out for other properties we may have missed and helped us to interpret the listings so we better knew what to look for. Ted took us out to look at properties multiple times and he was always on time and professional. He also seemed to have a good working relationship with several of the other realtors in the area. We ended up buying a condo that Ted showed us – we had not considered it initially because we had thought it was out of our price range, but ultimately it was not – and we couldn’t be happier.”
Erin G. -- Chicago (Southport Corridor)
“Ted is always looking to employ the newest, cutting edge marketing techniques to increase his real estate business. He is always on top of the latest technology and loves to share his knowledge with clients and colleagues. Always the professional, Ted offers unparalleled customer service to clients, and takes pride in maintaining client relationships for years to come. I have recommended Ted to friends in the past, and they have always come away from the real estate experience impressed and satisfied.”
Lindsey G. -- Service Provider / Marketing Department
"I was moving to Chicago and looking to purchase a new home. I had some idea of where I thought I wanted to live. However, after seeing only two or three homes and listening to my comments, Ted directed me to some other areas that he thought would be ideal for what I was really looking for. He was absolutely correct. He was invaluable in helping me find a home and an area I was very comfortable with. I love the area, and after knowing Chicago a bit more now, I still feel he directed me to the best area for me. I couldn't be happier. I would recommend him without reservation."
Jerrel B. -- Chicago (North Center)
"Ted Kuhlmann helped us obtain the house of our dreams! He spent many hours looking over potential homes with us. He was very patient, professional and kind. Went that extra mile to make sure we were making the right purchase and had all of our bases covered. In summary, I cannot recommend him highly enough!”
Rick & Trish K. -- New Lenox
“Ted is a real estate agent who truly cares about and connects with his clients. I have worked with Ted since he began his career as a real estate consultant about 7 years ago. His clients love and respect him because he is great at what he does AND he is genuine in his concern for their best interest. If you are looking for someone who is loved by everyone because of his personality and yet is widely respected by his peers and colleagues because of the quality of his work, Ted Kuhlmann is the person you want.”
Michael M. -- Service Provider / Mortgage Broker
“I've known Ted for almost 10 years. I recently got engaged and moved out of my condo and in with my fiancée. The condo was 95% financed with a 5/1 interest only arm and I couldn't keep making interest only mortgage payments just to keep it around, but did not want to foreclose on the property. I mentioned it to Ted one day and he told me about how the Short Sale process worked. It sounded a lot better than foreclosure, so we gave it a try.
I was more than happy to use him to sell the condo because I felt like it was a friend doing it, therefore I wasn't being judged or anything. His confidence made me feel like this could work and he had all the answers I needed and the confidence to make me feel comfortable with the whole process. We got an offer a few weeks later. I did not have a short sale lawyer, so Ted recommended one. The two of them worked seamlessly together and made the rest of the process completely painless for me. All I had to do was come up with a bunch of documents and they did the rest. It was a slow process, thanks to the bank, but a few months later I was free of the property. I believe that Ted's professionalism, knowledge, experience and contacts in the industry were key to making this deal happen.
When I bought my place many years ago, I did not use Ted as my Buyer’s Agent since I thought he was too young and inexperienced. Whether that was true or not back then, I absolutely know it’s not now! I'm glad I knew him as a friend before, but even happier to know I have a great real estate professional in my corner next time I, or someone I know needs one. This is a huge burden off our shoulders and I think we are really going to be able to have the wedding of her dreams because the condo is gone.”
Jeremy K. -- Park Ridge
“Ted…Thanks to you for all of the help throughout the buying process. Being my first time dealing with real estate I had no idea what was going on most of the time, but you definitely helped guide me through everything in plain English (btw the Buyer’s Guide overview on your website is great). By the end, it felt as if it was just an old buddy helping out with this, which is cool. We'll definitely keep in touch and I'll be glad to recommend you to any friends in the future (or if I want to buy more Real EstateJ)!”
Ruthvik B -- Chicago (Lincoln Park)
“After spending months with a real estate agent who did a little more than the minimum required to sell my property, working with Ted was a breath of fresh air. It was apparent after speaking with him for only a few minutes that he was dedicated and hard working; a true professional. Once I began working with him, the rest of the process was stress free. He did a great job creating the listing, ensured my condo was priced competitively, and we received an offer in just a few short weeks. He worked with my lawyer to make sure the closing went smoothly and was thoughtful enough to suggest providing the buyers with some helpful hints about the condo building. I plan to work with Ted when buying my next property and will recommend him to anyone in need of a realtor.”
Lisa W -- Chicago (Old Irving)
“"We interviewed several agents before choosing Ted to represent us. He came highly recommended and after meeting with him we decided his charisma and knowledge on the Chicago real estate market was just what we needed to get our house sold in less than desirable selling conditions. Ted helped us stage the home to sell, lined up a photographer that made the house look AMAZING and wrote up the perfect listing. We loved that Ted was dedicated to being available anytime someone wanted to see the house and didn't just hand the buyer's agents a key to our home or give them a code to a lock box. As we were selling from long distance, the security this provided for us was invaluable. Ultimately when the home sold, Ted made all the arrangements even helping with some of the minor repairs requested by the buyers. We highly recommend him to all of our friends looking to buy or sell in the Chicago area."
Jon & Krissa B. -- Chicago (Portage Park)