Testimonials

Testimonials about Randy Barcella

“Randy came to our Century 21 office meeting, as a guest speaker. We had 28 agents in attendance. Randy was very knowledgeable, professional and very well dressed. What great revealing information that he shared with us! He opened our eyes as to what an Appraiser really does and how we, as Realtors, can better work with Appraisers. He debunked the FHA myths that we held on to for many years! Many of us avoided selling a house FHA, since we thought that FHA has an inspector that comes out and calls for repairs. “FHA does Not call for repairs”. Thanks to Randy, we will sell more homes going forward. Since approximately 43% of all homes are sold FHA, why would we turn away that huge segment of buyers. We thought that the homes have to be FHA approved. More myths that was handed down to us over the years. Thank You Randy for educating us, Debunking Myths vs Reality and allowing us to sell more homes moving forward.” Joanna – Century 21

“Randy successfully helped us lower our taxes on appeal. We purchased our home for $350,000. It’s now worth, $250,000. However we were still being taxed at a value of $375,000. What a relief to have our property taxes lowered! We called Randy on many referrals, that he is the expert in residential home values. Randy was on time, very knowledgeable, courteous, detailed and accurate. We received our appraisals within three days. With his appraisal, we were able to get our taxes lowered to the appropriate and current amount. We would definitely refer Randy! Tom and Carol – Frankfort.

Randy helped me through my divorce. Me and my husband had to get appraisals done on our house. The judge leaned towards Randy’s appraisal , as the most accurate and most credible. Divorce is stressful, but not with the appraisal process with Randy. Randy is very knowledgeable, polite, courteous, unbiased, objective and timely. Thank you Randy! I now have peace of mind, staying in my home with my children, from getting a fair price for my home.” Tammy – Glenview.

“Our parents passed and we had no idea what their home was worth. Me and my siblings had no idea who to call or what to do. Our attorney asked us to get an appraisal done, as a part of the estate sale. We called Randy, from a referral. Wow! We had no idea their home was worth so much. We heard “word of mouth” from neighbors and a couple Realtors, as to what they “guessed” it was worth. Thanks to Randy, we have peace of mind, getting every penny of what our parents home and land was really worth, after their 55 years of hard work and living there. We would easily recommend Randy. He is very knowledgeable, courteous and timely. He is such a pleasant gentleman to work with. Our parents passing was very stressful and depressing, but, not working with Randy!” Ted and Lisa – Naperville

“Randy works weekends and gives “next day service”! I had a mortgage file come in to me on a Friday, since their previous mortgage company could not close the loan. I asked Randy if I can get a “Rush” order appraisal? Since the loan interest lock expires on Tuesday, I had to close this loan by Tuesday, so the family can move into their home purchase. Randy did the appraisal on Sunday, got it back to me on Monday. It cleared underwriting and we closed on Tuesday. Wow, thanks Randy from all! Their were two other sales pending this closing. Randy gave us “outstanding service” and saved the day for all three families involved. The appraisal was so good and accurate, it flew through underwriting without any conditions. I am happy that he is on our approved appraiser list. Not all appraisers are the same. What an asset he is.” Matt- Loan Officer, Chicago

Testimonials about Richard Chew

My name is Ronald Baker, a professional financial consultant who was searching for an opportunity to grow my retirement income outside of Wall Street. I was contacted by Richard Chew who represents 1st Capital Insurance Group in Chicago, Illinois.

At the time Richard contacted me I was very busy working a project which encompassed many late hours so meeting in person became difficult. However, Richard was very patient and offered a convenient timeframe for us to speak. During our first meeting I was thoroughly impressed with Richard’s, personality, professional demeanor, and knowledge of the market and investment opportunities as we spoke about a potential fit for my personal interests and age status.

I have invested in a platform recommended by Richard as he offered more than one opportunity to grow my retirement, and our timing was perfect as Wall Street was going through some “unkind” timeframes.

I would certainly recommend Richard Chew services to any potential client if you are searching for excellent customer service along with gainful knowledge of our investment industries.

– Ronald Baker

“I’ve run a construction firm and have known Richard for over 20 years as a friend and business professional, but it was not until I needed help with creating Guaranteed Income and Tax-Free Income in Retirement that I required Richard’s expertise. By working on a smart, Tax-Free and Penalty Free plan I was able to create another tool for my future wealth. We have a strong partnership with 1st Capital Insurance Group!!l” – John Bonds

“I am a security guard here in Chicago and my wife and I were talking about me having more Life Insurance Protection. Many of thecompanies I spoke with wanted to charge me a premium rate to cover me; I spoke with Richard and not only did he provide me with a plan that works for my budget, but also a way for the monthly premium to accumulate real value for my future retirement plans. I strongly recommend 1st Capital Insurance Group and some of their Insurance
Planning Strategies.” – Jerome Jackson

“I am an Electrical Engineer in my mid 50’s…I received a significant inheritance when my father died a few years ago. The financial planning advice I received at that time caused my account to not only lose value, but also created an additional tax expense for me and my wife. I had Richard and his team look at what we were doing and they came up with solutions that solved the problem, eliminated the tax issue and now have guaranteed there will be no future losses in my accounts. I have recommended 1st Capital Insurance Group to family members because I want them to experience that same professionalism.” – Don Hughes

“I run a vacation home rental business and recently had my first child. It never dawned on me that I could use Life Insurance and Annuities as a way to protect my child if something happens to me…but also provide him with an asset to protect his future wealth too. Richard’s team at 1st Capital Insurance Group helped me provide that security for me and my
family.” – Megan Kehoe

Testimonials about Kim R. Denkewalter

“Kim Denkewalter is a consummate real estate professional. He has represented our family on numerous deals, and he has always done an amazing job. He has our best interests in mind. We have put him through the grinder on some really tough deals and he has exhibited patience, expertise, and a great sense of humor. He has also built a great support team around him, handling both real estate and estate planning professionals. They are constantly available and very responsive. Unfortunately for him, we will call him every time we get into a difficult legal situation.” – Greg & Meaghan Stallkamp

“Having practiced law for 40 years, I imagine you’ve seen nearly everything. I, however, have not. Whenever I need professional help outside of my area of expertise, I look for the best people in their respective fields, Over the course of several recent transactions it has become crystal clear to me that you, along with others at Denkewalter & Angelo, are the best people around. Thank you for navigating the way through all of the twists and turns of real estate transactions. Your attention to detail, as well as your patience and ability to explain unfamiliar constructs has really given me peace of mind.” – Robert Gast

“My name is Mark Conway. I have known Kim R. Denkewalter personally and professionally for over 25 years. For this entire time, Mr. Denkewalter has served as my attorney in personal, corporate and, of most importance, in all of my real estate transactions as a purchaser and a seller of real estate. Mr. Denkewalter has assisted me in seven real estate transactions that have included both single family home and condo transactions. In representing me, Mr. Denkewalter was not only thorough in describing the issues associated with the purchase or sales contracts, but also, he was able to explain clauses and conditions in a language that I could understand. His assistance in negotiating through transaction issues was invaluable. As a closing representative, Mr. Denkewalter always made sure all necessary transaction details were arranged and documents available in a timely manner. All of the necessary coordination with the Title Company, Condo Associations, Banks and Lenders, and Real Estate Agents were complete for each closing. Each transaction was smooth and without last minute issues because of the advance thought and years of experience Mr. Denkewalter has in real estate transactions. I consider myself fortunate to have had Me. Denkewalter working on my behalf and would highly recommend his real estate services to anyone needing transaction assistance.” – Mark Conway

Testimonials about Pat Cannone

“It was a pleasure to work with Pat and Loan Depot for our first home buying experience. He always responded to my numerous, and often repetitive, questions. Our closing went to smoothly, and we are so grateful for this new house! If you’re in the market for a loan, I definitely would recommend working with Pat and his team.” – Rose Uhlig, Bartlett, IL

“Pat Cannone was great to work with and took care of any issues or questions that came up quickly and professionally! He was recommended to me by 2 different family members that have worked with him and I will highly recommend him as well! It was the most stress-free closing I’ve ever had!”

“Pat was Amazing!! Pat was referred to us and we are so grateful that we went with him. We highly recommend him and his team!! Pat responded to our emails/questions very promptly. The process with our loan went very smoothly, no surprises. Many thanks to Pat & his team!!” – Kathy & Rich L from Alsip, IL  

“We have purchased two houses in 2010 and 2019. Pat was our lender both times. Both times could have not been better. We got the lowest rate available. Highly recommend you use Pat for your next loan.” Jeff Marcello, Lombard, IL 

“Pat was so very helpful and did everything possible to insure I had a good experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone . He answered all my questions and made sure I understood everything I was signing. Buying my condo was a big step but I could rely on Pat to be honest with me in the whole transaction.” – Marry Ann Reynolds, Elmhurst, IL

Testimonials about Theresa Mueller

“Theresa was very helpful and professional when we worked with her looking for a retail location when we opened our business in 2006. She understood what our needs were and presented us with multiple qualifying options.  Theresa is very detail oriented and makes sure the process is smooth.  She follows up from beginning to after completion to make sure all is working. We changed locations in 2018 and didn’t hesitate to contact Theresa to help us find our new retail space. Her knowledge and expertise have been extremely valuable to us.” –  Adrianna Hartmann, Allstate
 
“Since 2011, Theresa, has assisted me with buying/selling multiple properties.  I’ve purchased one residential and three investment properties all with the help of Theresa.  In the summer of 2019, we went under contract on a rehabbed property in less than 24hrs from listing it, subsequently selling for 5k over asking price.  Theresa, is by far in an elite class of realtors and she’s always a pleasure to work with.  Her comprehensive approach, knowledge, attention to detail, responsiveness, and ability to close the deal is Remarkable!!!  I look very forward to globally expanding my real estate portfolio with the highly professional help of Theresa Mueller.“ – GH, Investor
 
“I wanted to take the time to strongly recommend Theresa Mueller. I utilized Theresa in my search for several multifamily properties. Theresa provided a tremendous amount of support and guidance through the complicated process of purchasing commercial property. She was able to coordinate communication between attorneys, lenders, co-opting agents, inspectors, etc… She even provided assistance to me in selecting the appropriate property managers for each property. The nature of the properties were very non conventional and at the time I was newer to this type of investment. As a result we were able to secure two investments that are able to provide significantly higher than average cap rates. She also did an exceptional job assisting me with the sale of my fathers home after his passing. I strongly recommend utilizing Theresa for your commercial and residential real estate needs. Her knowledge and expertise have been extremely valuable to us.” – Mark Grossi, HomeSmart Realty Partners

Testimonials about Vincent Auricchio

“Vince has helped me with buying and selling few properties. He makes the whole process simple and easy to understand and follow. And if you have any questions and/or concerns at all, he gets back to you quick and in a way that makes sense. Thank you for great service Vince, and looking forward to doing more.”

“Vince is among the most competent and zealous attorneys I have had the privilege to work with in Chicago. He truly cares about each and every client, and works hard to make sure they achieve the result that they deserve. He’s honest and trustworthy, and takes every matter seriously. He is detail oriented, easy to communicate with, and always available for clients and fellow lawyers. Anyone would be lucky to work with him.”

“A friend of a friend wanted to buy my rental property! I was very excited for the opportunity to sell the house without using a real estate agent. This plan would save me some money, but it added some anxiety since I was not very familiar with the whole real estate transaction process. I hired Auricchio law offices. From day one I knew I had made the right choice. Vince explained all the details and walked me through the whole…”

“I have had the pleasure of working with Vince for several years. He is an excellent real estate attorney with a keen intellect and a profound moral compass. He passionately serves the client’s best interests and always seeks to “have their back.” He also facilitates constant communication throughout the transaction and with all parties—a rarity in the real estate world which enables everything to work more smoothly.”

“Working with Vince has been a complete pleasure. He is always prompt and thorough…the real estate transaction can be complicated at times but Vince has the unique ability to make clients feel completely comfortable during the process. My clients love working with Vince!!!”

“I felt The Auricchio Law office was always looking out for my best interests in every transaction we were involved with.”

Testimonials about Dawn Magagnotti

Dawn was wonderful to work with as our Realtor. One of her many strengths was constant communication on the process and prospects interested in our home. The home had an offer in 19 days and closed shortly thereafter. We were very happy with the service Dawn provided. Excellent choice as your next realtor. – Jim F.

Dawn was an answer to prayer for this first-time buyer! I had no idea what I was doing, but she was kind, professional, knowledgeable, proactive, & extremely patient in answering all the questions of a young, first-time homeowner. I never would have built if it wasn’t for her creativity in both suggesting & trouble-shooting. Two years later, I am 100% happy with my decision — happier than I believe I would have been without her input. I am thankful for her guidance and for a quick, smooth process from start to finish. (She’s a great resource for referrals in related areas as well!) In a business world where you don’t always know who you can trust, Dawn has incredible competency and integrity and will shoot straight with you. She truly cares about and protects those she serves. Five stars for this realtor! – Caitlin L.

We have worked with Dawn twice now, and I can’t image buying or selling without her. Dawn is compassionate, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and works extremely hard to help her clients find the right home. She explains the process of buying/selling very well, and she’s very patient with all of my questions! I put 110% trust in her to guide us on this homebuying journey. I recommend Dawn to all of my friends and family who need a realtor. Highly recommend!! – Katie T.

I can’t imagine finding a more honest, friendly, selfless and genuinely kind person to work with. Highly recommended! – Emily C.

Dawn is a wonderful person, we found our dream home and just love it. She works with you and listen to you which is very important when searching for a new home. – Yvetta P.

Dawn was very helpful. I was looking for something very specific and she accompanied me on several showings before we finally found the perfect home. Highly recommended. – Tom D.

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