I found my Realtor in Erik Blinn!
Once I had decided on a unit, he was even better. Even with virtually no help from the seller's agent--Erik picked up keys numerous times, met contractors at the unit to get estimates, while the other agent did little more than pick up her check at closing. Despite this, Erik went above and beyond in helping me out throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Erik to anyone looking to buy or sell.
At that time I was introduced to Erik Blinn by another BW professional who I knew from their Residential side. I needed a Commercial Real Estate professional to work with me to sell a parking lot and a building in Lakeview. The parking lot had been listed with another firm long before my mother passed away. Erik listed the parking lot and building. Both sold within six months. My siblings and I were in awe. He has been absolutely amazing to work with. He knows the Chicago market and has connections to make sure his listings are viewed. We actually received three bids on the building. Dealing with Erik on a personal level has been a privilege. I have six siblings who are looking to me to make sure my mother’s estate is properly handled. Erik responds in a ‘heartbeat’. Regardless of what or when I ask him a question he is right there and answers me immediately. I have relied upon him for guidance on a number of issues dealing with these sales and he is always considerate, compassionate and professional. As one of my attorney’s told me, Erik is one of the hardest working individuals he has ever seen and I completely agree. Erik goes above and beyond what one would ever expect from a Real Estate professional. He understands the market, but more importantly makes it a point to understand his clients. I would welcome the opportunity to personally speak with anyone about Erik’s exceptional skills. Meeting him when I did has made a very difficult situation much easier to deal with.
One being have a booklet with information and pictures of all of the places we saw on our tour. I am a visual learner and like to refer back to my notes to rank and rate. That was awesome, I also really liked how a lot of the process was able to be handled via email especially since I was moving across the U.S. and wasn't readily available to talk 100% of the time. Erik was very professional and efficient with making sure I knew what was required to close in the time-frame we predicted. I came up to Chicago during Martin Luther King Jr weekend to look at places and I closed before the end of February and it was so smooth and I am very happy with my place and decision to move forward and become a homebuyer.
He showed me numerous listings that fit my early search parameters, and then helped me narrow them to more effectively find properties that fir my needs. As a first-time buyer, he guided me through the process, and explained all of its parts thoroughly. He kept me from being overanxious and accepting a counter-offer that was too high. He saved me thousands of dollars in the process. He was also extremely helpful and attentive during the closing process and the closing itself. When I look for my next place, I will definitely be working with Erik again.
I could not have been more pleased with Erik's services. Erik's extensive experience, patience, flexibility and profound knowledge made for an easy and enlightening endeavor. Positives of each property were always highlighted as well as any potential challenges to ensure the purchase of a wise and lasting investment at the best possible price. As a first time buyer, Erik's expertise proved invaluable as necessities and priorities were determined. When challenges arose, Erik was always able to provide viable solutions. Ultimately, the purchase of my first home could not have been more successful and Erik will be the first person I call should I ever be in the market for another property.
It was challenging finding a place since I was relocating from another state but Erik found me a beautiful property and the process was painless.
He is responsive, professional, knowledgeable and always kept a cool head under pressure. He made the whole experience of selling our condo so much easier than it could have been. Erik is an asset to your company and I would highly recommend him to all friends and family members who are considering selling or buying a home.
He communicated very well. Tried to anticipate all my needs. Showed Me a variety of properties. Communicated very well. Thank you Kathleen a Harris