What Clients Say About Dean's Team


Here's our Advocate Reference List, with some valuable feedback from several of our valued clients!   

- Dean, Sue, Kathy, and Jeff

       "WE NEEDED TO SELL QUICKLY - THAT WAS A TOP PRIORITY FOR US.  But the market here in Chicago was slow.  Dean's Team did the right things to get the job done, according to our schedule.  We had constant communication from Dean and the Team - they always returned our phone calls right away, and kept us updated on a regular basis, without being reminded.  If you want to sell your home quickly, and for the most money, in today's real estate market, contact Dean and his Team right away - THEY ARE THE BEST!

- Lisa & George G., Chicago, November, 2007

     "WE WERE PLEASED WITH THE PROFESSIONALISM SHOWN BY DEAN'S TEAM, AND WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!  They managed the small details, while keeping us focused on the BIG PICTURE.  Dean's Team advice made our home more saleable, quicker, and for the highest possible price.  You promptly returned our phone calls, and your regular progress reports were invaluable.  Your no-nonsense approach reduced our stress level, and allowed us to complete our move to Downstate Illinois in time for the new school year!  Thanks, again, from both of us!

- Mary & Gary D., Chicago, June, 2007

     "DEAN'S TEAM OFFERED STRAIGHFORWARD, RELIABLE SERVICE!  We needed to sell our home quickly, but were concerned about shifting market conditions, and a "Buyer's Market" on the Northwest Side of Chicago.  The Team offered candid pricing and staging advice, gave us personal attention and very frequent communication and feedback, and did manage to sell our house quickly - at the asking price, and for CASH!" 

- Salvador & Sherri  B., Chicago, May, 2007  

    " DEAN'S TEAM IS PROFESSIONAL, THOROUGH, AND REALLY LISTENED TO WHAT YOUR NEEDS ARE!  The seller of the condo I eventually purchased hired one of those discount brokers, who did virtually no work on behalf of his client.  Kathleen did an excellent job of handling both sides of this transaction.  She made a potentially stressfull situation far less stressful."

- Julie T., Chicago, May, 2007

     " AS FIRST-TIME BUYERS, WE WEREN'T REALLY SURE WHAT TO EXPECT.  Kathleen and Dean's Team did a great job showing us what we can get for our money, and worked dillegently until we found the condo and neighborhood we liked.  Your Team also helped us negotiate the best deal, and helped us handle all of the many details required to get us to closing.  Thanks!"

  - Michael & Kristin V., Chicago, April, 2007

      "WHEN MY DAUGHTER NEEDED A SMALL CONDO WHILE ATTENDING COLLEGE IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO, you helped us locate a very nice one that she enjoyed very much.  After completing school, you sold it quickly, and at a very attractive price, in a buyer's market.  Thanks so much!"

- Rizwan & Farhat K. - Chicago, April, 2007  

     "THE APPROACH RECOMMENDED BY DEAN'S TEAM was to carefully watch the asking and selling prices of comparable properties, keep our pricing most competitive by making occaisional adjustments, and stick to a basic makerting plan.   The strongest message - setting the asking price at a level where prospcetive buyers would recognize it as a very good value will ultimately bring in a flow of interested buyers, and the strongest possible offer."

-  Allen A. - Chicago, April, 2007

     "IT WAS A WEAK MARKET, AND I NEEDED TO SELL QUICKLY TO PURCHASE MY NEXT HOME.  I was ready to cave in and reduce my negotiated price to a potential buyer.  Dean stuck with my price, and helped me resist giving repair credits during the inspection period.  I ended up not having to offer a repair credit, and the sale still closed smoothly!"

- Susan B. - Des Plaines - November, 2006 

     " DEAN'S TEAM SOLD OUR TOWNHOME WITH MINIMAL HASSLE, IN A DIFFICULT BUYER'S MARKET, AND WITH MY HUSBAND ILL.  We will definitely refer Dean's Team to anyone we know needing to sell real estate in the Western and Southern Suburbs.

- Holly & Bill L.  - Naperville - November, 2006

     " IWONA WAS VERY FRIENDLY, KNOWLEDGEABLE, WARM, AND COMMUNICATIVE, AND MADE OUR FIRST HOMEBUYING EXPERIENCE FREE FROM STRESS AND WORRY.  I would recommend Dean's Team and Iwona without a doubt - their professionalism and dedication is exceptional!

- Alana J. and Ronald B. - Rolling Meadows - October, 2006

     " IWONA FILIPIAK IS VERY PROFESSIONAL, YET PERSONABLE, WITH HER POSITIVE ATTITUDE.  She left me confident I made the right choice for a Real Estate Professional.  She made the whole process of purchasing my condo a breeze.  Iwona is so passionate about what she does, there is no doubt in my mind she always has her client's best interest at heart. 

- Julita B. - Chicago - October, 2006


- Barbara K. and Alex L. - Chicago - September, 2006

     "  JEFF ARDITO HANDLED MY CONDIMINIUM SALE WITH GREAT SKILL AND COMPETENCE - FAST!  No surprises, and inspection issues were handled quickly, and in my best interest as a seller.  Do not hesitate on hiring Jeff and Dean's Team to help."

- Richard W. - Chicago - August, 2006

     " YOUR TEAM OFFERED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AS WE NEEDED TO SELL THE HOME WE JUST MOVED FROM.  We would be happy to refer you to anyone we know.  You folks are a great match for anyone, and you work hard!

 - Blair & Dan W. - Lincolnwood - August, 2006

     "DEAN'S TEAM WORKS HARD FOR THEIR CLIENTS!  There were so many condos for sale in Rogers Park when I needed to sell.  Dean helped locate a valuable garage parking space which helped to make the unit more marketable.  We sold for a very competitive price!

- Eva S. - Chicago - June, 2006

     "WE DON'T THINK OF YOU AS A REALTOR, BUT AS A FRIEND, IN OUR NEW CITY!  Jeff and Dean played a critical part in giving us the information we needed to help us decide which community we wanted.  They handled all the important details to make our move from Arizona proceeded very smoothly.  Thanks so much! 

- Jennifer C. & John L. - Bartlett - June, 2006

     "WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE SERVICES OF TEAM MEMBER JEFF ARDITO TO ANYONE!  The Team concept worked very much in our favor for a quick sale of our old home, and for a coordinated closing on our new one." 

- Joann and George B. - Norridge - May, 2006

      "AFTER NEARLY THREE MONTHS ON THE MARKET WITH ANOTHER REALTOR, SHE SEEMED CLUELESS ON HOW TO SELL OUR HOME.  When we started with Dean's Team, they completely guided me through the process and handled all of the showings.  In my opinion, most home sellers don't really understand the complicated home selling process.  That's why you need to hire PROFESSINALS, like Dean's Team!"

- Christie W. - Chicago - May, 2006

     " MY MOTHER HAS USED DEAN AND HIS TEAM FOR SEVERAL SUCCESSFUL TRANSACACTIONS OVER MANY YEARS.  They offer outstanding service no matter your price range.  When we had a purchase fall through due to an inspection issue, Dean's Team redoubled their efforts to find me a condo that I loved, in a great location.  I will definitely refer your Team to my friends, family, and co-workers!"

- Art S. - Chicago - May, 2006

      "THANKS FOR YOUR GUIDANCE AND PATIENCE THROUGH THE TRYING PROCESS of selling our property.  We also very much appreciate your generous "Giving Team" Matching Contribution to our Preferred Charity - The Dominican Literacy Center of Chicago."

Jean and Lee K. - Chicago - April, 2006

    "OUR HOME HAD BEEN ON THE MARKET WITH ANOTHER REALTOR FOR 9 MONTHS without an offer.  We listed with Dean's Team and were under contract in only 13 days!  Dean is a shrewd negotiator, and always keeps his clients' best interest first." 

Pam and Brian O. - Willow Springs - April, 2006

     "DEAN AND HIS TEAM WERE REFERRED TO US through our Real Estate Attorney, who had a long business relationship with him.  Dean would always let me know exactly what was going on while my condo was being marketed and sold.  Very organized, great follow through."

Jerry C. - Chicago - December, 2005

      "DEAN'S TEAM HELPED US PRICE RIGHT AND SELL QUICKLY!  A wonderful experience - the Team was extremely helpful!"

Dorothy and T.J. V. - Elmwood Park - November, 2005

     "DEAN'S REAL ESTATE TEAM WILL MEET AND EXCEED YOUR NEEDS with Top Notch Professional Service.  They found me a new home quickly, and in the most professional manner."

Rob A. - Melrose Park - October, 2005

     "DEAN'S TEAM, AND TEAM MEMBER JEFF ARDITO, GAVE IT TO US STRAIGHT!  We found an affordable house and mortgage in a peaceful neighborhood.  Dean's Team - People You Can Trust!"

Carmen and Ron S. - Wildwood - October, 2005

     "WE WERE SURPRISED HOW QUICKLY WE FOUND A NEW PLACE!  Dean's Team worked incredibly fast to get us the best possible price.  They are extremely well organized and efficient, and had answers to our questions even before we thought of the questions!  We could not have asked for more from your Team - let us know if there is anything you ever need from us."

Amber and Mike P. - Hoffman Estates - August, 2005

     "SINCE I WAS ALREADY OUT OF STATE, completing needed repairs to my condo was a big challenge.  Dean and his Team handled this difficult task for me, completely.  My condo sold the first day it was on the market, for full price, and in multiple offers.  I would highly recommend Dean's Team to others!"

Vicki D. - Des Plaines - August, 2005

     "WE RECEIVED SEVERAL LOW-BALL OFFERS.  Dean suggested we "hold firm" on our price and reassured us the the list price was proper for the market.  He helped us remain patient, calm, and focused until a stronger offer came in a short while later.  THANKS DEAN'S TEAM for another great home selling experience.  We're not sure we'll ever find as stong and hard working a Team of Real Estate Practitioners anywhere else!" 

Ashley and Jeff B. - Hoffman Estates - July, 2005

    "WE WERE UNDER A FAIRLY TIGHT TIMETABLE TO FIND A HOME IN CHICAGO BECAUSE OF A JOB TRANSFER.  Dean's Team gave us all the help we needed to find a home that is perfect for us.  You won't find a better agent on the North Side of Chicago!"

Mika and Mike B. - Chicago - July, 2005

        "DEAN AND HIS TEAM ARE TOP DRAWER PROFESSIONALS - always on top of things and always willing to go the extra mile, as necessary.  We will certainly recommend Dean's Team!"

Jo and Steve J. - Niles - June, 2005

        "DEAN'S TEAM SOLD OUR CONDO IN THREE DAYS, in MULTIPLE BIDS, and at several thousand dollars OVER THE ASKING PRICE!  Excellent work and follow up!        

Steven Y. - Chicago - June, 2005


     "USE DEAN'S TEAM!  They found the right condo for me, QUICKLY, that met all of my criteria,  in the neighborhood I've lived in for many years. "  

Bob O. - Chicago - May, 2005

     "WHEN WORKING WITH DEAN'S TEAM, YOU KNOW EVERYTHING WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF IN AN EFFICIENT, HARDWORKING, ACCURATE AND TIMELY MANNER.  This is the second time Dean's Team found us a new home, and they just sold our current condo.  They go above and beyond the call and are great communicators."                                                         

Cindy and Michael T. - Chicago - April, 2005

      "I WANTED TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING A FANTASTIC JOB!  You did way more than I ever expected.  I tell everyone about you and your Team.  You folks are honest, helpful, and very patient.  The trust I feel for your Team is something money can't  buy - you were always very polite and helpful, every time I called."                                                      

Barbara W. - Chicago - March, 2005

     "I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND DEAN'S TEAM TO ANYONE IN NEED OF A REALTOR IN THE CHICAGO AREA.  The Team familiarized me with a city I knew nothing about, and did so quickly.  They helped me learn about the different city neighborhoods, by both telling me about them, and actually showing them to me, and discussing their histories."                            

Jeremy D. - Chicago - April, 2005

        "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING WITH OUR APARTMENT BUILDING.  We very much appreciate your valuable advice, and for helping us screen and select a new potential tenant.  Thanks for being so helpful to our family."                     

T.J. and Dorothy V. - Elmwood Park - February, 2005

        "WE WANT TO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!  You and your Team are so kind and professional!"                                                                Misty S. and Aaron K. - Chicago - March, 2005

        "WE HAVE USED DEAN'S TEAM FOUR TIMES NOW and are completely satisfied with the job they have done."                                                                                Rich and Hilde M. - Bartlett - August, 2004

     "I JUST WANTED TO DROP YOU A QUICK NOTE and thank you for all your help closing the property on Monarch Drive in Streamwood.  I truly appreciate the professionalism your Team demonstrated in negotiating the purchase price and also, your follow-up, making certain that the appraisal was done correctly.                                                                       Ian B. - Mortgage Lender - Chicago - August, 2004

     "EXCEPTIONAL JOB!  Dean's Team kept us informed on all aspects of selling our mother's home.                                                                                                     Diane P. - Chicago - July, 2004

     "THANKS SO MUCH FOR GETTING THE JOB DONE PROFESSIONALLY, ON TIME, AND PROFITABLY.  So many Realtors have no clue, but you and your Team are to be commended!  Again, thanks, and keep in touch!"                                                                                             John D. - Kenosha, WI   - April, 2004

        "TERRIFIC COMMUNICATION AND FOLLOW UP!  Always on top of things.  Thanks so much for your help and support helping me buy my first condo in the city."                 Steven G. - Chicago - April, 2004

        "I AM WRITING THIS LETTER OF THANKS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL WORK YOUR TEAM DID IN FINDING ME MY NEW CONDOMINIUM HOME.  Working in food retail, I can understand the importance of customer service - Dean, Jeff and your Team went the "extra mile" dealing with my hectic schedule, and answering all my questions.  Would I recommend you to others?  The answer - not only WOULD I, but I ALREADY HAVE!"                                                                           Jerry K. - Chicago - October, 2003

     "JUST A NOTE TO LET YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE THE UNBEATABLE SERVICE OF YOUR TEAM.  You went above and beyond the call of duty, and then some, on my sale.  You were professional, courteous, tremendously helpful, and I would refer you in a heartbeat!  I left your business cards with several of my neighbors as well.                        Pat M. - Wauconda - October, 2003

        "IT WAS A PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU AND YOUR TEAM!  I appreciated your concern and follow-through in making the transaction proceed without a hitch."     Michael P. - Seller's Attorney - May, 2003

        "THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP WITH THE SALE OF MY BROTHER'S CONDOMINIUM.  Because of your efforts, we were able to sign a contract within 17 days and close within 45 days of signing to list with your Team.  Those times were extremely fast!  We appreciate your promptness and your frequent updates.  Our company works with many real estate brokers, and your professionalism ranks at the very top.  We very much enjoyed working with you and your Team, and we would be delighted to recommend you to others."                                                        Phillip W. - Chicago - September, 2002

     "I JUST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO EXPRESS MY THANKS TO LET YOU KNOW IT WAS A REAL PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU AND YOUR TEAM."  It's not too often, sorry to say, that you have an opportunity to work with someone who is not only professional but friendly and easy to work with as well."                                                 Tom S. - Co-op Real Estate Broker - September, 2002


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