Steve Jurgens and his team were great to work with. They helped me find a home in a neighborhood that I really like. His communication was great and he really listened to me.
Home Buyer Hartford CT
“Pete is a consummate professional that embraces the concept of client stewardship. His knowledge of the market, attention to detail, focus on the client, and ability to make things happen made him the perfect person for the job. Within the last 8 months, I have utilized Pete for 3 real estate transactions. Upon referral from a highly trusted friend, I first sought Pete's assistance in finding and purchasing a rental property. With his help, I secured the perfect property, and subsequently enlisted Pete to sell my primary residence, which he did in a matter of hours! Pete has a wealth of knowledge and offers assistance and direction far beyond the scope of what other realtors provide. I was so pleased with his results that I also solicited Pete's services to secure a new primary residence. He found me a place that met every single one of my nit-picky requirements, and I love it!
Pete makes himself 100% available to his clients, and has a way of navigating seemingly insurmountable issues with poise, professionalism, and speed. I highly recommend enlisting his services."
“Peter exemplifies client service, realtor professionalism, and an eye for winning the long game. Working with Peter on our primary residence was an ideal relationship: starting with landing an excellent rental to closing the ideal condo purchase 2 years later every aspect of the relationship put us at ease and exceeded expectation. He was open to showing us and discussing all manner of properties that fit our criteria, steering us gently away from those properties that came with caveats towards those that fit our most important criteria of not only being enjoyable to live but excellent long-term investments for our future.
I was wary of wading into the waters of real estate purchasing in the city of Chicago but working with Peter not only made it possible, but enjoyable. I would (and have personally) recommend Peter (and by extension, his team of real-estate partners) for any real estate questions or transactions you're looking to solve!”
Jonathan E. (Chicago-South Loop)
“I first me Peter when my girlfriend was looking to buy a home. He was courteous, understood quickly what her requirements were and wasted no time finding solutions that exceeded her expectations. He was always punctual in answering calls and questions. Soon after I began my own home search. Peter found the perfect home for me within a week and we closed on it 2 weeks later with no issue. Peter walked me through all of the steps to make sure I was covered and protected during the transaction. I highly recommend Peter. You'll feel like his only client as he's available 24/7. If you're looking for your dream home or dream rental, Pete will get it for you. He far surpasses the competition and you'll feel lucky to have him on your team representing you. If not, you'll be looking a long time at the wrong homes, sitting in traffic, and wondering if there's a better way.”
Rich C. (Chicago-Bucktown)
“It’s rare that you come across a person like Peter real estate these days. He takes the role of agent to a level you don’t often find. I (we) was particularly impressed by Pete’s knowledge of the city, his ability to navigate our wants/needs narrowing down the properties to view in turn making the day most efficient…and stress-free….fun, actually! That’s something (we) I appreciate knowing the ups and downs of relocation.
Peter is a consummate professional and he hit the nail on the head during our house hunt process. Oh, and he made sure to point out all the best local spots for food and spirits! We already have a few on the list!
“As an agent, Pete earns my (our) utmost recommendation.” THANK YOU, PETE!”
Lisa G. (Chicago-River North)
“After walking up to our (roughly) 15th showing as first time home buyers, my wife and I (under the cover of an umbrella) watched Pete Basile hunt in the rain and muddy grass for a key box which would open the door to a condo that all of us knew we weren't likely to be interested in anyway. He said he thought it was important to see however so we could get the most perspective possible on the marketplace. That's when I knew we had a great real estate agent.
If you're looking for a professional who knows Chicago inside and out, is willing to work with you morning til night for as long as it takes, and will fight to help you find the perfect home at the perfect price - then look no further.
Pete is currently assisting us in locating another condo, and I didn't even think twice on who to call when that need arose.”
Matt P. (Chicago-River North)
“Peter has a deep knowledge of the market and a great ability to read the opposing agent. He provided invaluable advice about offering prices and how to handle offers when it came time to sell. To his credit, we were able to sell our condo in 45 days in the fall of 2009 for a price above what we paid for it two and a half years earlier.”
David W. (Chicago-Lincoln Square)
“Peter represented us as a buyer's agent in our home purchase last year. This transaction had plenty of ups and downs but Peter was a calming voice of reason and kept things alive with the sellers. His referrals to trusted advisers proved valuable and he went the extra mile with home inspections, financing, and last but not least making sure we were happy and settled in post-transaction. I strongly recommend Peter.”
Daniel S. (Chicago Suburbs-Northbrook)
“I first met Pete as a rental client, and shortly thereafter I asked him to help me find a condo to purchase. He couldn't have made the process more easy and seamless. As a first-time buyer, with a short window to purchase Pete was there to help throughout the entire deal. His vast network of experts made the process easier than I could have imagined, so take advantage of his recommendations. From Broker, to Inspector, to Lawyers it seems Pete knows everyone in Chicago, and they are there to help make your lives easier. Pete was honest and deeply knowledgeable throughout my condo hunt and we were able to meet my short deadlines and stay in budget. A great experience for a first-time buyer! Thanks Pete!!!”
Laura B. (Chicago-Andersonville & Lakeview)
“Peter worked vigorously to determine precisely what type of community and household would be most suitable for my family and me. After spending nearly a week showing us compatible properties, he landed us the most amazing home in the North Shore at the best price possible. He delivered the results we were looking for, and we will continue to consult him for his real estate expertise.”
Dr. Tim S. (Chicago’s North Shore)
“I cannot say enough good things about Pete! He has assisted me with renting, buying and selling and has always been extremely helpful and honest. I have always felt that he has had my best interest in mind.”
Amy S. (Chicago)
“Peter is a results-oriented realtor who works hard to meet his client's expectations. In working with Peter, we found him to be a good listener, responsive to our preferences, and attentive to our needs. His intimate knowledge of the city of Chicago was a tremendous strength in helping us find the right place to call home. Peter is likeable, friendly, and is the model of real estate professionalism!”
Beth L. (Chicago-Gold Coast)
“I just received a promotion and was asked to move from California to Chicago in less than 3 weeks time. It was already stressful enough having to decide what to take and how to take it, say farewell to my friends and family, and go through all the drastic changes involved with relocating across the country---but to also fly out on a Thursday in order to find a place to live by the time I started work on Monday? I was beyond stressed. I was highly recommended by a few fellow coworkers of mine (who also relocated from CA to IL) to get in touch with Peter at Apartment People. From the first phone call he was extremely attentive and available to all my needs. He was realistic about the situation but was also able to calm me down and assure me he would do his best. Well, to make a long story short he was able to find me the most AMAZING, SPECTACULAR, OVER THE TOP place in what must be record timing: I had a lease and keys in my hands in less than 3 hours!!!! I arrived in Chicago at 4 am, apartment by 2 pm...unbelievable. I can't recommend Peter highly enough. He knew how desperate I was and really made it feel like I was the only client he was working with, which I'm sure isn't the case! Thanks again Peter :)”
Sylvia Q. (Chicago-Lakeview)
We’ve worked exclusively with Steve Jurgens for all of our needs in real estate for years now. He has extensive and thorough knowledge of the real estate market. Along with that knowledge, he also has the ability to sense the needs of the buyers and sellers and he is proactive with that information. He is friendly and approachable, yet he is direct and will always speak up on your behalf.
Steve worked with us to sell and buy property in Chicago and each time, we always knew he had our best interest in mind. He explains every step of the process in a clear manner and is always happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Steve goes above and beyond to make sure that the entire transaction is smooth from beginning to end. We trust him and highly recommend him.
Angela and Kevin Foll – Lincoln Park Buyer and Seller
We were in a tough situation with our 3 bedroom Roscoe Village condo. Steve provided us with several options and potential end results of each option. We quickly learned the benefits of working with Steve and the flexibility of a small brokerage versus being shoehorned into using service providers who contract with the large brokerages. We chose a plan of action and with successful execution of such plan, we were able to sell our home without bringing any money to close. I am so thankful we found Steve in time! Steve truly goes above and beyond what you expect and we are grateful for such hard work.
Emily – Roscoe Village Seller
Peter is a true professional with a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the Chicago real estate market. He is thorough and delivers on his commitments. I would recommend Peter to anybody looking to work with an agent who will always work for their best interests and goals. Thank you Peter for a job very well done on both our sale and our buy!
Kirk L. (Chicago-Lincoln Park & North Center)