We began working with Chris Bauer after a negative experience with another, high pressure agent. We are a young family, on a limited budget, trying to find a home that would meet both our personal and financial needs. Chris took us to dozens of properties, and patiently waited for us to make our decisions. He offered advice when asked, supplied us with valuable insights, and accommodated our busy schedule, our active toddler, and a pregnant woman! Wow! We could not ask for a better realtor than Chris. He is hard-working, available, friendly, and knowledgable. After moving this time, we promised we would not be moving again soon..... but when we do, we know that we will count on Chris to sell our home and to help us find a new one!
Pat's knowledge of the Chicago real estate market is second to none! He helped me not only find my own home, but also to find a number of investment properties that fit my requirements. His approachable nature makes it easy to do business with him, and his professionalism ensures that nothing is left to chance with the transaction. I can wholeheartedly recommend Pat as my agent of choice.
My wife and I were in the market for a house in the time when the market was beaten down but Chris always stayed positive and did everything he could to get our house sold and to get our offer accepted on our purchase. We went through 50+ houses and Chris made himself available any day or time that we needed him. We finally found the house we wanted and it just happened to actually be the first house that Chris found and recommended.
Now the hard part...the realtor on our purchase was worried that our house would not sell in time because there were 15 other houses for sales in our neighborhood and ours was one of the more expensive ones. Chris turned up the marketing and the pressure on the other realtors the next thing you know we got an offer and we were able to sell our house and buy our new house within a month due to the hard work of the Power of Bauer. Thanks
We were very pleased with our selling experience with Pat. After interviewing several agents, it was obvious Pat was the most prepared and showed the greatest interest in making the sale. He also had a solid strategy for a list price that was at a bit higher than the range the other agents suggested. We had our first offer within two days of going to market, and he then helped us navigate a multiple offer situation after a successful open house. We closed above list. Pat was very present and communicative throughout the entire process -- before and after showings, during the attorney review, inspection, and all the way up to the closing.
We worked with Chris Bauer to sell our condo in the city and buy a house in Wilmette. Throughout the entire process, Chris was always available to answer our questions and deal with any concerns. We truly felt that he treated us as though we were his only clients which was remarkable to us, particularly as we were working with him during peak season. He was happy to accommodate our erratic schedule (with two small children and often being out of town for work) and was always willing to take us out to the suburbs to look at houses, often at short notice.
When we received an offer on our condo he went above and beyond to ensure we reached the deal we wanted. He is extremely patient and showed great diplomacy to complete some difficult negotiations as quickly as possible. He walked us through each stage so we felt completely at ease with every aspect of selling our property and was always one step ahead of us - we quickly learned that there was no need to follow up with Chris as he took care of everything right away. He also knew exactly where we were up to with various inspections and legal matters whenever we called him, which took the pressure off us and made the entire process much less stressful.
We would not hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone looking for a realtor - not only is he outstanding at analyzing data to ensure the best outcome but he also has a true talent for reading people, which we learned was invaluable in this process. He is also a great pleasure to work with. We came to see Chris as a friend and genuinely felt he would have done anything for us to make sure we found a home we would be happy in. We feel very lucky to have found him.
Buying a house is never an easy task, especially when you're moving in from out of town. Pat did a great job of finding listings that we liked, sharing knowledge about the neighborhood and the process. He was also very skilled in negotiation our purchase price down by almost 10% from the list price. He was also skilled about negotiating credits during the inspection and final walkthrough. Generally, when working with an Agent or Salesman (for any type of purchase, auto, condo, whatever) it feels as if they never have our interests in mind. They are always just trying to close a sale as soon as possible. With Pat, it was the complete opposite. Whenever i felt unsure about something, he was very clear about our options and never pressured me. I honestly felt i made the best and most informed decisions possible.
Matt was extremely helpful as I was navigating a cross-country move to Chicago. He is responsive, knowledgeable about each Chicago neighborhood and went above and beyond to through the final negotiations. I would highly recommend working with Matt to find your new home!
I had the pleasure of working with Patrick when I was selling my loft in the South Loop in late 2015. He was always very easy to work with and had a strong understanding of the market and the city. He presented several options at several different periods during the process - which made my job as the seller so much easier. He even went as far as recommending and scheduling repair services for those "odds and ends" that are needed prior to selling a home. I would highly recommend his services if you're in the market to sell your home.
Chris and Patrick were nothing short of amazing. From the minor recommendations to help us get the maximum value our house (15 showings and sold in 8 days) to helping us find our dream home. No matter the question or time of day, Chris always answered us. When we found our dream home, Chris stepped up to get us fair market value. I would recommend them to anyone. Overall, 2 great down to earth guys who made the process as painless as can be.
Pat was incredibly professional and personable. He was genuine in his recommendations and thoughts on the different properties and if they would really meet our needs. We were on a very tight schedule and saw multiple properties each weekend for several months, really putting Pat to the test and he excelled the whole time. We felt like we were being treated as a friend and not as another potential sale.
Matt worked tirelessly to find the right apartment for me. His knowledge of the different Chicago neighborhoods, attention to detail, and overall market expertise completely set my mind at ease throughout the entire process. I cannot recommend Matt highly enough to anyone looking to rent or buy in the greater Chicagoland area.
Chris Bauer with The Grid Group at Compass is the best realtor we could have hoped for. We were moving from another state and he was very patient and kind. We couldn't have asked for a better Realtor. Chris took the time to find exactly what we were looking for and stayed with us every step of the way. Thanks to him we are now in our forever home.
Pat is by far the hardest working realtor I have ever worked with. He made sure that I was continually educated on the market plus he kept a constant line of communication regarding area comps, activity, suggestions, etc. I have recommended Pat to all of my family and friends.
We found our dream house and Pat made it a reality. Pat and his office made a priority to show it to us and get the offer in, asap, so we wouldn't miss out on an amazing opportunity. We love our new home, which was made possible by Pat Natale!
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