• I will/would recommend Randy to absolutely everyone. He is the perfect realtor. He has an amazing professional network, super knowledgeable, he is friendly compassionate, and thorough. He is an active listener and helped me find my dream home. He was always available, responsive from the beginning to the end! Iâ??d give him more stars if it were possible. Let him help you find your next dream home too!
    Stephanie Strucel
  • Accolades for a consummate professional seem to fall short of conveying the quality of work done by Riz Gilani. If it was just a real estate transaction, there are many brokers who can serve a buyer's or seller's needs. To find an ally like Riz that takes the circumstances of a client personally seems a whole different level of service. Riz understands and anticipates the transactional needs but beyond that, he takes great care in understanding the times of a client’s greatest concern and stress and anticipates how best to see them through those moments. That requires superb listening and empathy. We’ve contracted with Riz through four deals in the last three years on both the buy/sell side. Riz brought us through each without any disappointments or wasted resources. Those deals were all in difficult market conditions. There were multiple offers in all cases. Think about the folks who didn’t have Riz on board and didn’t benefit from his support under those conditions. I need to know one thing about real estate deals in this state…..Riz Gilani’s phone number!

    Dennis W
  • My husband and I had the incredible privilege of working with Randy during our recent home-buying journey, and we couldn’t be more grateful for his expertise and dedication. From the moment we began working together, it was evident that Randy possessed an exceptional understanding of the housing market and the city of Chicago and its many unique neighborhoods. His knowledge and insight were truly enlightening as to what we needed and wanted in our future. What truly set Randy apart was his unwavering accessibility. He was always just a phone call or text away, ready to address any questions or concerns we had. Whether it was a weekday morning or a late evening, he was there, providing guidance and support every step of the way. One of Randyâ??s greatest strengths is his ability to explain things clearly and concisely. His communication skills were impeccable, keeping us updated and involved at every turn. He excels not only as a skilled communicator but also as an exceptionally empathetic and understanding individual. He consistently alleviated stress and concerns by proactively addressing them whenever they arose, helping us navigate the process with ease and confidence. Moreover, Randy has a way of instilling confidence in his clients. His professionalism and expertise inspire trust, making it easy to place complete faith in his guidance. We cannot overstate how reassuring it was to have him by our side throughout this journey. In short, Randy is a talented professional who excels in his field. We feel incredibly fortunate to have crossed paths with him, and we wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of a knowledgeable and dedicated realtor. Thank you, Randy, for your outstanding service and unwavering support!
    Francisco Perez
  • You will be so lucky if you get to work with Riz. It's difficult for us to put into words how appreciative we are for all that Riz has done for us. We closed on our house in 2017, and Riz did an amazing job helping us find a home that fit our checklist and budget in a market with very limited inventory. We loved spending time with Riz looking at homes. He made the experience so fun and enjoyable! We found our dream home, and to no fault of Riz's, experienced a number of issues with the contractor. Riz was with us every step of the way ensuring our home was everything we had hoped it could be and more. Riz used his vast experience and knowledge to steer us through issues that arose and helped us stay positive and laugh throughout the process. It is important to note the issues with the contractor because this is what allowed us to see Riz at his best, doing what he loves. He is so passionate about helping his clients find a place they truly love to call home. We believe that if we had been working with anyone other than Riz, we would not still be in this same house today. Riz is who you want on your team in the event something doesn't go according to plan. Thankfully, Riz worked his magic, and was able to get the builder to deliver the product that we paid for. We couldn't be happier with our house! We were first time home buyers and now we are raising two kids in a place that truly feels like home. We couldn't have achieved this without Riz. While we believe this is our forever home, if we ever decide to move, Riz will be our first phone call. If you are ever in the market to buy or sell a home, we can't recommend Riz highly enough! 

    Beth H.
  • Riz and his team are hands down THE best. Riz helped us wade through inventory to find our home. He was so patient, listened to us dislike a lot, present us with new options based on what he heard we did and didn’t like, and helped us find our dream home to raise our family in. He has since helped at least 3 of our friends find their homes. Riz continues to be an incredible resource anytime we need recommendations for small house projects or upgrades, always pointing us to partners he trusts! He’s truly an incredible human that goes above and beyond to help his clients find their perfect home. Highly recommend Riz and RG Group. 

    Megan P
  • Riz and his team have helped my partner and I with two buy/sell transactions. He is there as a trusted advisor through every step of the way. I cannot recommend him and his team enough

    Dustin J
  • Whether you are buying or selling your home, having a knowledgeable Agent is key to making the process go smoothly. Riz and his Team knew exactly how to help us sell our condo and find the perfect new home. They helped navigate any hurdles along the way, took care in making sure we were comfortable with the process and maintained communication every step of the way. We could not have done this without the help of Riz and highly recommend this Stellar Team. 

    John G
  • Riz – To you and all of your team and partners, including Steve (staging) and Pete (painting), we want to say a sincere Thank You for being such amazing and generous professionals that delivered a quality service. You were enjoyable and easy to work with, which means so much as well. We were able to sell quickly and get the price that we hoped for because of your incredible teamwork. We are really grateful!

    Suzanne B.
  • Riz and team sold our townhouse in the city and did a wonderful job. We had the best experience working with them. They took care of every detail, answered every question we had and always had our best interests in mind. We cannot thank them enough for their hard work, dedication, and attention to detail. Highly recommend!

    Lisa M.
  • Riz Gilani helped my husband and I find our first home in 2015. We were nervous first-time buyers, and he guided us seamlessly through the process. Everything went great and we didn't hesitate to contact him again when our family needed to sell the same property 8 years later. Our experience: impeccable service, kindness through every step, and professional representation. Our home selling process became complicated due to work that needed to be done and we were out of the country. Riz and Ben Myers stepped up for everything we needed. What could have been a disaster was all handled swiftly. If you want to be in safe, competent, and assuring hands, definitely reach out to Riz and his team!! Thank you again, Riz, Ben, and Marissa. We are forever grateful to you!

    Amanda R.
  • Riz is an outstanding real estate professional who handled the sale of my house in Evanston. He took me through the preparation, valuation, staging, negotiation, punchlist, and closing process with great skill and a remarkable network of outside vendors. The buyer and its lender raised many issues that Riz managed to timely and economical completion. Riz showed great empathy in overcoming my skepticism that the deal would ever close. He kept me off the front lines but in the loop, which was exactly the right approach. Really skillful at managing the process with more value-added than any broker I had ever encountered or even imagined.

    Thomas J.
  • Riz is an amazing realtor, and he truly looks out for your best interest! Riz is everything you want in a realtor — honest and genuinely caring. He asked the hard-hitting questions if we didn’t, and he helped us look at the mechanics and condition of the homes. One of the places we saw had nice finishes and we really liked the layout, but we came to the realization, it wasn’t worth the investment because it actually needed a lot of work done. He advised the building needed tuck pointing, new windows, roofing repairs, and he showed us areas where it looked like there was water damage. He estimated how much more we’d have to invest for repairs and maintenance. Riz is extremely responsive and punctual. We saw a few homes with him, and he always arrived before we did. When we decided to make an offer, he gave great negotiation recommendations, and I believe that’s how we became the winning bid. He did comps and never pressured us to offer at our highest price point. Purchasing a home is a life-changing decision, but he made the process easy.Riz is well connected in the industry and suggested several contractors to us (windows, hvac, plumbing). My sisters also purchased with him, and we all agree, we absolutely adore Riz. He has become our family realtor and friend. The best of the best!

    Tracy L.
  • We were so lucky to work with Randy in our search for our first home! We met him at an open house (he was the buyer’s agent), and despite already working with a large number of clients, he agreed to help us on our journey. Randy was very open to our ideas on first homes, trekking from Hyde Park to Rogers Park to see places. He quickly understood what appealed to us, and he was also prompt and upfront in pointing out any potential issues that were not apparent to us (now we look at a building’s tuckpointing more than ever). We couldn’t have worked with a better agent through this process. Randy was more than a real estate agent – he was a therapist, expert, design ideator, and much more. We don’t think we would have signed with our new place without him! Working with Randy made our experience as first time homebuyers virtually painless. We really appreciated his extensive knowledge and expertise throughout every step of the process.
    Caroline Hedberg
  • Randy was our agent for both the sale of our condo and the purchase of our new home. From the get-go he was motivated, responsive to our needs, and offered many helpful, insightful ideas to make the process work for us as we navigated through the currently challenging real estate market. Randy did a great job of making the selling process as pain free as possible. He quickly understood our priorities and needs, was always available when we needed him, and here’s the net-net – he found us good buyers in a reasonable time frame, at a great selling price who were flexible and accommodating! We waited to go under contract for our sale before purchasing a home. That, of course, created some anxiety, uncertainty and stress. Randy was always cool, calm and collected, and good at keeping things in perspective for us, which really helped. We looked at a lot of properties, and Randy patiently provided solid input and feedback from his perspective. Ultimately the timing worked out, and we closed on a new home on schedule! Randy also offered several helpful suggestions and a referral or two as we began some upgrades on our new home. All in all, we received full, responsive, and timely support from Randy and we are very pleased with his and Dreamtown’s efforts on our behalf.
    Joe LeBeau
  • Randy patiently worked with me for 4 months to find the right place for me.
    Kim Oldham
  • We couldn’t be more pleased with our experience of selling our home and purchasing the house of our dreams as Riz made the whole process as seamless as possible! Riz was confident our home would sell in less than ten days and he had us under contract in half of that time, which was absolutely unbelievable! Riz went above and beyond and was a creative problem solver in order to ensure deadlines were met and the appropriate items were taken care of for our buyer. At the same time, Riz was incredibly responsive while we looked for houses and he cared enough to make sure we were always comfortable with the price ranges of the homes we looked at. Additionally, Riz’s warm personality put us at ease during the nerve-wracking period of figuring out which house to call our home. I highly recommend working with Riz!
    Christine Gulino
  • Riz is fantastic! He helped me feel supported through the entire process of purchasing my first home. Riz is honest, super knowledgeable, extremely responsive, plus so kind, caring, and passionate about what he does. He took such good care of me and I know he will do the same for you- which is the reason I’ve been referring any of my friends or family who are buying or selling straight to Riz!
    Emma Judge
  • Riz is just the best of the best. He has now helped me with both a purchase and a sale, and both went better than I could have imagined. He is communicative, kind, and gets the job done incredibly well. We had some complications in our selling process (that had nothing to do with Riz), and Riz stepped up to the challenge and helped us get to an excellent result. I could not recommend Riz more!
    Carly Berry
  • SPECTACULAR does not even do Randy Romano justice. He is knowledgeable, pleasant, communicative, resourceful, and always made himself available. We absolutely LOVED working with him on our home purchase. Moving from out of state and being unable to tour homes frequently was stressful enough, but Randy made it a truly enjoyable experience. His insights were influential in our decision making, and Randy’s advice was always welcome. He is the kind of guy who is fully transparent, helps you set realistic expectations, and can find you a home to perfectly meet your needs at your price point. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone!
    Erika Mejia
  • Ben was invaluable to our home buying journey. We came to him with a need to purchase our first home within 3 months, with a 2 month old baby in tow, high standards, and a search area that went across the Chicagoland area… to say the least, it was a stressful time, and he couldn’t have been a more perfect partner. He started off by helping us strategically select areas to focus our search. He then connected us with our mortgage and legal team which turned out to be just as helpful and professional as him. He encouraged us to look at a variety of options when he could see us rushing to settle. He scheduled tours, often getting us in before other buyers. He lent us his experienced eye for detail as we toured homes. And finally he was a text away, offering savvy negotiation tactics, guiding us through the process, and making sure we knew what to expect. I could go on for many more paragraphs. I’m so thankful to have worked with Ben and you would be lucky to also!
    Julia & Alex
  • Ben Myers is a truly stellar realtor. My spouse and I were looking for a new apartment in Chicago, and Ben’s assistance was really transformative in the process. He smoothly and efficiently handled all the coordination needed to schedule viewings, acquire and submit rental applications, and streamline the process of signing the lease. He accompanied us to all of our viewings and offered keen insights about various areas of Chicago, elements of home construction, and anything else we needed to make informed choices throughout our search. He was always attentive and reliable, and the process would not have gone nearly so smoothly and successfully without his assistance. We have been very happy in the apartment that he helped us find. We absolutely recommend him to anyone in need of his expertise.
    Duncan M.
  • Tessa is the best. She was super helpful negotiating the price and navigating the inspection and other issues with what seemed to be a very lackluster sellers agent. Thanks!
    Brian Biscan
  • Beyond being a hardworking first-class agent and a friend, Riz is thoughtful and strategic. He is a counselor above and beyond all else. He took the time to truly analyze the market against my needs and shared a strategy for selling my condo. And it worked. My condo was under contract within 3 days of launching in the marketplace (at full price) as a result of Riz’ counsel on timing, pricing and how to show the place for maximum impact. He helped me build an experience within the condo so that people could imagine themselves living there from the second they walked into the condo. If you want a seamless and strategic approach to selling or buying a condo, I would recommend Riz for his deep understanding, experience and relationships within the community.
    Aaryn Flick
  • Riz was fantastic to work with, we cannot recommend him enough! We were on the hunt for a new home for about a year and throughout that time Riz was patient, available and beyond helpful. He made the entire process clear and ensured we understood everything along the way which was invaluable as first time home buyers. We will absolutely work with Riz again in the future!
    Lisa Gallup
  • We were referred to Tessa from a good friend, and we couldn’t be happier that we found her! Tessa helped us both buy and sell in Chicago and kept us on track throughout the buying process. She’s an excellent communicator, resourceful, and trustworthy. We’d recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Chicago, and we hope we get to work with her again someday!
    Terra Ickes
  • Tessa is amazing, and I will always work with her if I ever want to buy or sell. She is smart, savvy and fun, and will ensure you have the best transaction. Thank you Tessa, always a pleasure working with you!
    Christine W.
  • Tessa was a phenomenal realtor to work with. This was my wife and my first homebuying experience and Tessa made us feel at ease with all the information and experience she was able to provide us. She was always available and made sure that everything was taken care of regardless of what we needed. I can say that any and all future real estate endeavors that we have, we will only being using Tessa.
    Zane D.
  • I’d never worked with an agent for my renting needs, but Ben set the bar incredibly high. In the past, I’d comb through incoherent craigslist posts and send out empty calls to friends. For my most recent apartment search, Ben listened to my needs and connected me with daily listings. When it came time to view the ones I liked, Ben was extremely prepared with guides and setting up the showings on my behalf. When I found one I loved, I was able to see the listing less than 24 hours after it was posted, applied on the spot, and was approved the next day. I’d highly recommend working with Ben for your rental needs, and will totally consider him for when I’m ready to buy my dream home.
    Jake G.
  • Marissa was amazing to work with!! She got into units quickly and made sure to show us units we could actually see ourselves in. We are so happy with our service and cannot be more thankful!! 10/10 rating.
    Fran D.
  • Randy was extremely helpful during the closing process. I highly recommend Randy to anyone looking to buy, or sell.
    Dan K.
  • Randy was a tremendous help from start to finish. He went above and beyond and deftly handled every situation that came our way.
    Sean G.
  • We loved working with Randy to buy our new home! We were on a tight timeline and coming from out of town so we had some extra challenges. Randy got to know us and our preferences even as they evolved. He was kind and patient and communicated with us constantly even when we were not on the ground in Chicago which was really helpful. When we placed bids on a few homes, Randy was essential in helping us figure out what was reasonable- we had no idea. When we fell in love with a place, Randy was the right kind of aggressive in being in contact with the sellerâ??s realtor and getting into the house multiple days to express interest. His knowledge of the market and strategy in bidding got us a home when the market was becoming insane and everyone was having trouble getting homes. He was kind and thoughtful and helped us all the way through the process. We were very happy to have worked with him and we would wholeheartedly recommend him to friends looking to buy in Chicago!
    Bethan L.
  • Randy is excellent! He really knows the market and got to know what I liked, and balanced that with what I needed for my family and life. Randy is responsive and respectful. I would highly recommend working with Randy and I will definitely do so in the future.
    Catherine P.
  • The whole process Tessa was accommodating and she went above & beyond the realm of her job description. She very personable, works diligently and was able to bridge professional interpersonal relations with lawyers and other agents involved. She was Awesome!!!
    Kenneth S.
  • Tessa Dargis was essential to us finding a home that met our needs!
    Kevin L.
  • Tessa was amazing in every way possible.
    Anthony R.
  • We have very much appreciated Randy Romanoâ??s seasoned and candid guidance during this dynamic and difficult market (spring 2022) and would easily recommend him to our friends! Randy quickly earned our confidence that he is about helping his clients find a home thatâ??s truly right for them and within their budget while also avoiding the potential pitfalls that lead to buyerâ??s remorse. He is just enjoyable to work with as well.
    Andrew S.
  • I have nothing but positive things to describe Randy, and our shared experience. He is collaborative, a team player. He is warm and frank. He is detail oriented and thoughtful. I say that because when he makes a suggestion, it is obvious he has thought deeply about the subject, and YOU are the one he is thinking for. Who else would one ask to represent one in one of the biggest financial decisions but someone like Randy? How lucky were we! Fifi Servoss
    Fifi S.
  • We were relocating to the Chicago area from Virginia, which meant that we were remote clients, and Ben was just incredible to work with. His deep roots in the Chicago area meant he was very familiar not only with Chicago neighborhoods but also the suburbs. We were remote clients who thought we knew what we wanted – an old house near the beach in Evanston – but found ourselves unable to find a property that met our needs as a family with elementary and middle school kids. Ben was great at helping us focus on our competing priorities, encouraging us to look in other towns, and make the trade offs that are a necessary part of any home purchase. He was also adept at working with our logistical challenges – clearing his schedule on short notice to line up and take us to showings marathons whenever we were able to come to town. Picking us up and dropping us off at the airport so we could do same day turns. Combing through hundreds of listings to point out special properties. Even after we closed, Ben continued to assist – helping us identify painters, carpenters, and cleaning contractors to get the house ready for move in. Not only do we recommend Ben, when it’s time to buy a summer home, we’ll be looking to work with him again!
    Riva and Steve P.
  • I can’t speak highly enough about my experience selling my home with Ben Myers. He was incredibly quick to respond to my many questions and requests, and remarkably professional in providing suggestions and counsel. Ben was called on to show the home on a moment’s notice several times, and he never disappointed. His sage advice on everything from staging to pricing to negotiating the deal was instrumental in getting me to a closing on the best terms possible. 10/10 would recommend!
    Philip N.
  • Randy has been a dream to work with. We were looking for a high rise condo for 3 years before we found the perfect one and during that time Randy never once pushed or pressured us in any way. If a unit wasn’t up to par, he was the first one to relay disappointment. We really appreciated his honesty and straight forwardness. He is very knowledgeable with endless resouces from lawyers to best shopping and always ready to answer any questions. We recommend Randy very highly!!
    Youngmi H.
  • I had the pleasure of working with Marissa when I relocated to Chicago from Boston. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I will certainly use her again if we are in the need of realtor support. She was so kind, helpful, knowledgeable and flexible. I especially appreciated her no pressure approach. She was clearly wanting to help me decide what was best for our family and our situation and at the same time willing to provide her expert opinion to consider. The market was moving so fast and she was able to advocate for us when there were many other offers and we were selected as a result of her advocating for us. Thank you Marissa!! You are amazing.
    Colleen M.
  • Randy is the perfect example of why a realtor can make all the difference despite all the DIY home-finding tools at your fingertips. Despite my wife and I haunting Zillow like ghouls, Randy was able to spot the perfect pre-list property that we literally would not have been able to see without him. Besides literally being the only reason we got the home of our dreams, on a much more mundane note, he’s incredibly knowledgable of Chicago and knew which neighborhood was the best match for us even when we didn’t. He was incredibly responsive, protective of our time, and took very deliberate care to pick properties that fit into our specific criteria. We were looking when the supply was at its lowest and he still found the home for us! He’s fun, helpful, professional, and excellent at his job. Highly recommend, 5/5 stars, would use again! (but hopefully not for another decade or so…)
    Marc W.
  • Randy was a pleasure to work with. Randy was a caring and attentive real estate professional who quickly assessed the types of properties that I was looking for and what particular “must haves” that my ideal new home should have. Randy walked me through the homebuying process step-by-step from beginning to end and made my first homebuying experience a surprisingly easy and pleasant one. Randy was always willing to show me properties with relatively little notice and was, without exception, not only punctual but was often early to our property viewings. In sum, I cannot overemphasize enough my utmost gratitude for Randy’s participation in my first homebuying experience and feel confident that Randy can be relied upon to offer the same exceptional level of service and professional real estate acumen to others as well.
    James D.
  • As a first-time homebuyer I was very happy with and grateful for my experience working with Randy. He provided a wealth of information, was very proactive on behalf of my needs in dealing with the seller’s agent, and was always prompt in responding to questions I had throughout the process. I appreciated how detail-oriented he was, and quickly learned I could always count on him for his honest opinion. Randy also provided me great referrals for a lender and a lawyer. Throughout the experience I felt confident I was in great hands with Randy as my agent. He is a pleasure to work with!
    Linsey M.
  • There is no better realty team in Chicago than Riz Gilani’s team. We have worked with them multiple times, most recently in the sale of our West Bucktown home and the purchase of our new (amazing!) East Lakeview home. Riz and his team are honest, knowledgeable, timely, friendly, responsive and professional. While the sale and purchase of homes on a single day requires a lot of planning to execute, Riz’s team made us feel comfortable and reassured that we were in the best hands throughout the process. Riz and his team made everything come together seamlessly and kept us informed as the process moved forward. I can’t imagine recommending anyone else for realty services in the Chicagoland area! You absolutely won’t be disappointed.
    Emily C.
  • Randy demystified the purchase process and helped my partner and I find a fantastic home in the area we wanted. He was courteous, responsive, professional, and had a great sense of humor. He was also highly knowledge about the area. This expertise was very useful during the comps process. As first time homebuyers, his calm demeanor and savvy advice was much appreciated! Highly recommended.
    Jeremy L.
  • Riz and his team are the best! They went above and beyond to help us sell our investment property as we were simultaneously moving overseas. They took a lot of the stress associated with selling a property off of our plates, for which we are forever grateful. Riz is an incredibly knowledgeable agent and he offered us sound, realistic advice that allowed us to sell our condo in a difficult market. We highly recommend Riz and his colleagues!
    Melanie M.
  • Since I was living between two places throughout this process Randy was helpful in every way. His demeanor and professionalism are to be commended.
    Steve R.
  • Randy was a pleasure to work with and stuck with us for the many months and countless showings to find the right place that fit our picky needs. Thank you for all the help Randy!
    Dakota N.
  • Tessa is extremely professional and did a great job finding our DREAM home. She did a great job with communicating to us and the home owners we were buying from. We highly recommend Tessa as she confident, knows the business, and is always available at any time. SHE IS THE BEST!!
    Eric L.
  • Tessa was great with our home search. With the market being crazy, we put in 5-6 offers at different houses and she went to bat for us for each one. She worked hard to get us showings at places right away because homes were going on and off the market in one day. I would recommend Tessa to any of my friends who want to begin the home search.
    Andrea S.
  • Randy is the type of realtor you want to work with as his attention to detail, consistent and timely follow-up and his overall genuine easy going approach to get the deal done were key with my deal. If you need to buy or sell look no further in your search for realtors as he is the right person to make it happen and goes above and beyond to satisfy “YOU” the customer. He GETS customer relationships and take them seriously to make you comfortable during the process. He understand the Chicagoland market and would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to get the deal done!
    David P.
  • I was a first time homebuyer and largely unfamiliar with a lot of the Chicago neighborhoods outside of the Loop and Streeterville where I had lived during law school. Randy did a great job of not only getting to know me and determining what neighborhood would be the best for me. He was extremely patient and helped me find the perfect home for me!
    Kyle B.
  • Where do we begin!? Our experience with Riz Gilani was SO positive and we could NOT provide a strong enough recommendation. At the onset of our sale experience, we found Riz to be extremely well researched (e.g. he came well prepared with comps) and a large amount of experience from which to draw. As we interviewed various candidates, Riz was never pushy and respected our timing. Even when our sale process hit a few bumps in the road, Riz frequently had a prior, similar experience from which to leverage unique strategies or ideas. As such, Riz was excellent at anticipating next steps and potential hurdles and was proactive about getting in FRONT of these hurdles. Riz was such a hard worker that he even handled arranging and being present for many of the necessary repairs to our home to ensure these repairs were done properly and to keep the sale process moving along smoothly. Another extremely valuable attribute to recognize is his responsiveness. On many occasions, even when we texted/emailed at odd hours, Riz responded always within the hour and often within minutes. This responsiveness and thoroughness of communication confirmed Riz was always on top of everything. It is also worth mentioning Riz was very respectful of COVID precautions (we listed in April), which was particularly appreciated as we were 7-9 months pregnant during the sale process. While working with Riz, we experienced nothing but the utmost professionalism. Even still, we feel that we made a friend in the process as Riz is just such a wonderful person to work with. For any and every single home purchase/sale in the Chicagoland area, we will absolutely be using Riz.
    Kate C.
  • Randy was fantastic on both our sale and purchase – we could not recommend him more! He knows the ins and outs of the local real estate market, both condos and single-family homes. He guided us through the entire process very smoothly and patiently answered all of our questions as we went through it. He was there for us every step of the way. We are grateful to have met Randy!
    Bob D.
  • Riz Gilani was recommended to us by a mutual friend and we could not have been happier with the experience he provided. Riz was friendly, thorough, and expert. It was a joy working with him as we found and then purchased our first home. If you want to work with an agent who truly cares, and who will value your time and energy, Riz Gilani is sure to be a terrific fit. We are so appreciative of all he did for us, and recommend him with our highest endorsement.
    Ryan B.
  • We loved working with Tessa. She was always available for questions and took care of everything. She even helped us with a home warranty issue a few weeks after we moved in! We wouldnâ??t definitely work with Tessa again!
    Daniel V.
  • Hands down 100% better than our previous home buying experience. Tessa was professional, considerate and responsive. I am extremely pleased with the sale of purchase of our properties. Tessa is awesome!
    Chris D.
  • We feel so lucky to have had Randy guide us through the process of finding and purchasing our first condo. We happened to meet Randy at an open house in which he was the sellers’ agent. We missed out on that place but because Randy was so kind and knowledgeable, we were excited when he offered to represent us as buyers. Randy used his experience to help us narrow our search and understand our priorities. He was extremely attentive to our feedback on each property we saw, while sharing insights that we might not have thought of ourselves. This ultimately led us to finding a perfect space for our needs! We would highly recommend Randy to any prospective clients!
    Mike O.
  • We appreciate Randy’s ability to guide and support us through this complicated process. There were a few times when we felt that things weren’t going to work out. Randy kept us grounded and made sure we understood each step of the process. We are appreciative of his positive outlook and patience.
    Stephen B.
  • We are so grateful that Randy helped us purchase our first home! He made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process, and we trusted his advice and expertise when looking at properties. We had a very positive experience and highly recommend Randy!!!
    Monica H.
  • Randy was very kind and knowledgable about all things real estate. Randy always responded quickly, kept me informed, and calmed my nerves, as this was my first time purchasing a home. I would recommend Randy to any new home-buyers or to any seasoned home-buyers. He was so great to work with and helped me find the perfect home!
    Emily S.
  • It was great working with Randy on my condo purchase. He was an excellent resource to me as a first-time buyer, from asking the right questions during showings, to breaking down the complicated aspects of the homebuying process. He was very communicative and honest throughout the process and I couldn’t be happier with my condo. 10/10.
    Emma P.
  • Riz was absolutely wonderful. He was referred to me by 2 of my former colleagues who bought/sold in the area where I ended up purchasing a condo I love! I am a first time homeowner and he was patient, courteous and took time to explain each step thoroughly. His correspondence was also superb. We even joked about how quickly we each respond to emails. A delightful experience and I will recommend him and the Dreamtown team to anyone who is looking to purchase. Thank you, Riz!!! You and your team are simply fantastic.
    Amy U.
  • As a first time homebuyer, I had no idea where to begin. I am so lucky that a friend had recommended that I contact Tessa! I cannot imagine having gone through the entire home buying process with anyone else. A few of the many things that are impressive about Tessa is her eye for detail, knowledge, and transparency. Whenever we went to see a property she was able to point out things I didnâ??t know I should be looking at. For example, Tessa could just look at the building exterior and could point out the quality/state of the buildingâ??s materials, such as the condition of the roof, brick, etc. This was important so that I was able to keep in mind the potential cost of repairs, and whether or not those repairs would be immediate or a few years out. In regard to communication, it has always been very easy to communicate with Tessa. She is pretty quick to respond to a call or text . There were plenty of times I contacted Tessa to ask questions, advice or for reassurance on something and I appreciate that she was always very patient with me. I never felt pressured or rushed into making decisions. Even after I was under contract, Tessa continued to help me. She provided recommendations for everything I needed, such as inspection company, real estate attorney, etc., which saved me time that I would have spent researching these things on my own. Even when I had bumps in the road with my lender, Tessa went above and beyond to help me find a solution. I truly canâ??t emphasize enough that Tessa was so great to work with! From start to finish she was always helpful and supportive. I would recommend her to anyone!
    Stephanie H.
  • Riz is exceptional. He was our realtor for the sale of an elderly aunt’s condominium in Chicago. We live in Boston, and thus needed someone who could help us with this responsibility from afar. He was patient, responsive, honest, hardworking and kind. He felt like a member of our family. I would not hesitate to recommend him to other customers.
    Bob U.
  • Excellent service from apartment viewing to negotiations and closing, and finally to dealing with difficult post-closing situation with seller. Randy takes care of his clients, and keeps their best interests top of mind. Highly recommend.
    Ramon P.
  • Riz was a professional from the first phone call. Such a treat to sell my condo through him. I was an out of state seller and basically had nothing to do except answer a few phone calls and emails. Riz and his team took care of everything. Riz knows the market well and had contacts to take care of all issues that came up during the sale. I would 100% recommend him to any of my family and friends. He’s a winner in my book.
    Ted L.
  • I wish I could hire a version of Riz for every job. Riz the accountant. Riz the landscaper. Riz the ice sculpture artist. Unfortunately there’s only one. But fortunately, he has chosen a profession where it is imperative to hire the best person for the job. One that requires incredible patience, people skills, business acumen, thoroughness, and so on. He’s always on time. Texts are responded to promptly. He’ll always give you an honest opinion. He’s got a whole crew of contacts to help with every part of the process. And on top of it all, he’s a great guy! We might just buy another house so that we have an excuse to start hanging out with Riz again regularly.
    Michael C.
  • Our experience working with Randy Romano was extremely positive. We came from out of state, and Randy worked very hard to make sure that we got a feel for the Chicago neighborhoods that we were looking to purchase in. He shared his local knowledge freely and honestly. We ended up buying what we think is the perfect condo in a great neighborhood. We would strongly recommend Randy to any prospective client!
    Doug T.
  • My husband and I met Randy at an open house he hosted for a home he was the listing agent for. While that home was not the one we would ultimately buy, we were thoroughly impressed with Randy’s preparation to make any buyer see the potential in that property. He had information on new construction and development in the neighborhood, provided us with food for thought on what to look for in home mechanical and spent a good half hour with us talking about local inventory, which he was very well-versed in. When it came time for us to contact an agent to represent us, there was simply no other choice. Randy already stood out at first impression and never disappointed throughout our purchase process. He was responsive at all hours of the day and evening, educated us on what to lookout for at each property we visited, and ultimately orchestrated the purchase process for a home we couldn’t be happier with. We would recommend Randy to anyone purchasing or selling a home.
    Aimee R.
  • Riz is simply amazing! Riz made my home shopping experience and eventually, home purchase process seamless. He is a source of great knowledge on all that entails purchasing home. And believe me there is much to do when purchasing a home. So having Riz as your agent is all that you need. Because of his vast knowledge and understanding, he guides you through every step. Riz has a naturally calm and laidback persona, so working with him was so easy. He handle everything that my family and I threw his way with ease and care. Riz is honest and trustworthy! I felt like he was an extension of my family, as he looked out for my families best interest. Words can express the gratitude that have for Riz Gilani. If you are looking for the best in Chicago, your search is over it is hands down Riz Gilani.
    Jessica W.
  • I can’t say strongly enough how amazing Riz and his team were. I was selling at an extremely hectic time in my life and they provided excellent advice and hands-on assistance. From working with the condo management company to securing contractors. Followed by a super fast sale and closing.
    Jaye H.
  • I can not express enough how amazing it was to have Tessa as our agent. She was always so accommodating, adjusting with our constant changes, willing to respond to our random crazy questions at all hours. She made the house buying experience enjoyable when it could have been so stressful. She helped us to feel knowledgeable and comfortable every step of the way. We love Tessa!!!!!
    Shannon P.
  • Randy was awesome! As first time Home buyers, my husband and I relied on Randy for insight and guidance. He did not let us down! He made us feel comfortable asking questions and gave us confidence when we found the house we really loved. He made our buying experience painless. I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling home!
    Alissa M.
  • If only every real estate transaction could be as smooth and thoughtful as the one I had Dreamtown! It was such an organized and smooth operation, and everyone I worked with was efficient and kind, and truly interested in quality customer service. I’d recommend this company to anyone and everyone.
    Alicia M.
  • Randy was easy to work with and sold our condo faster than expected. He gave great advice, hooked us up with someone for staging and painting as well. He always answers questions quickly and kept us updated at every step. If there was something we needed to decide he would walk us through our options.
    Shayna C.
  • Randy understood what I was looking for and showed me exactly what I wanted.
    Amy D.
  • It’s hard to describe an experience in a scale of 1 to 5. Randy was the guy to sell my property. At every career he has held he has been a 5. I would expect less nothing of him. I’ll have a friend in him. Wish I had more properties to sell
    Wil G.
  • Randy was great!Very patient and always kept me informed of where we were in the buying process.
    Katie G.
  • Tessa is as honest and committed of a real estate agent as she is a best friend. If you want to be in the good hands of a young, ambitious woman who knows her way around real estate, but who is also a part of a great team at Dreamtown Realty with years of experience, choose her! We’re now in our new home and she went beyond her role in order to give us the best deal and care possible.
    Andrea B.
  • Working with Riz was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Riz came highly recommended by a co-worker and we are so happy that we took the recommendation. He was the ultimate professional throughout the process, was always organized, on-time, and prompt with his responses, and his insights were invaluable. One thing that truly impressed my wife and I was the consistent balance between listening, reacting, and proactively providing advice that Riz was able to perfectly strike. Riz quickly became a trusted adviser and remains one today (as well as someone we truly consider a friend). I’ve already strongly recommended Riz to my Chicago-based friends who are looking to buy a home relatively soon and we will almost certainly utilize Riz as our agent when we eventually sell our current home. Riz is an absolute star – 10 out of 10!
    Keith B.
  • Working with Riz Gilani was a pleasure especially because i was a seller that was out of state and could not be there for the transaction. He and his team made things simple and easy for me, came to me with solutions instead of problems, and were very communicative. I’d definitely work with Riz again if given the opportunity to do so. Thanks again!
    David L.
  • Riz was great to work with. He made selling my place as simple as possible, especially considering I was out of state, and quickly found solutions to a number of unexpected hurdles that popped up during inspection and financing.
    Will T.
  • Tessa was the best ! Things could not have gone better from start to finish. Went above and beyond on finding us a place to rent. We will recommend her to anyone thinking of selling.
    Robert D.
  • Only use Dreamtown – and my hero, Randy Romano – if you want the best, most helpful, kindnest, indefatiguable, fun, caring service! Purchasing a property (I’m a first-timer!) is innately harrowing. But Randy walked us through very carefully and helpfully – never minding the umpteenth question. I’m truly grateful for the way things unfolded and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Randy and Dreamtown!
    Stephen Y.
  • Riz is an absolute star. His professionalism, attention to detail and marketing savvy are unmatched. We have worked with him on the purchase and sale of our new home. He always focused on our needs and delivered exceptional service and commitment. His understanding of the market conditions is up-to-the minute and he’s a trusted counselor. Thank you Riz for the amazing experience!
    Susan H.
  • Randy is hands down the best real estate agent possible. Super punctual, great with kids, and a wonderful,relaxing, and charming manner. Having Randy’s wealth of knowledge and experience,while navigating the largest purchase of my life, was invaluable. He is an asset to his profession and I can’t thank him enough.
    Chase B.
  • Knowledgeable and very helpful in finding what we were looking for. Also very friendly and attentive.
    Chris M.
  • Riz is the absolute best at his work. The way he handles every step of the process made us feel like selling/buying a home was the easiest thing to do. His work ethic, attention to detail and knowledge of the Chicago area is the best. His team is also the best.
    Alek B.
  • Working with Riz and his team was a pure pleasure! Riz has an incredible ability to listen and watch as we viewed properties so the next ones we would see were closer and closer to what we truly were after. Riz’s extreme knowledge of the marketplace and the ‘lingo’ made us feel VERY comfortable and like he had our backs the entire time. We could not be happier with how this experience went and would HIGHLY recommend Riz and team to any buyer/seller looking for a quality agent that really does care about you and the transaction.
    Sean G.
  • Randy was incredibly responsive, often providing extensive data and analysis on homes and neighborhoods of interest within a few hours of our request. He’s calm, patient, listens well and very easy to work with!
    Carina S.
  • Randy was absolutely outstanding. He really supported us all the way through the process, and was always ready with good advice for us.
    Brandon H.
  • Tessa was fantastic to work with. She was extremely responsive and knowledgeable which helped us win the bid on our apartment. We would highly recommend her to anyone!
    Patrick D.
  • Randy was a trusted advisor throughout the whole process of buying our condo unit on Chicago’s North side. Randy walked us through the process step by step as we were first-time home buyers. He was always very attentive to our needs and we were constantly in communication about the process. We really loved working with Randy and we recommend him to all our friends and acquaintances.
    Justyna N.
  • Randy was the best! We are so grateful for his excellent help
    Barbara M.
  • Moving here from WA state was a trying process for us. Randy was tremendously helpful during this transition. Before we left WA, we communicated our needs to Randy and he responded by providing properties for us to consider. Before we arrived in Chicago, he took our daughter around to look at properties and when we got here, he took us around to look at the types of properties we would be interested in. When we found a house we wanted, he stuck with us from the offer thru the closing and then continued to follow up after closing. I feel that he is still available when we have questions or need something.
    Skip K.
  • We had a great experience with Riz. Professional and intuitive with our needs and wants with a home. His knowledge and experience were huge pluses for us when looking. We will definitely recommend Riz to anyone in the future who is looking for a home in Chicagoland.
    Tim V.
  • Working with Riz was a pleasure. Such a knowledge of the market and impeccable timing. We got the most out of both our sale and new purchase thanks to your expertise. Highly recommended!
    John G.
  • To say Tessa was a DREAM to work with would be an understatement! She found me literally the perfect condo in the perfect location!!! Made me feel like family!!!
    Adam B.
  • Tessa was there with me every step of the way with all the processes for my home purchase. I couldn’t have asked for a better agent!!
    Deanna P.
  • I highly recommend Randy. He is very professional and accessible. He made the entire buying process as stress-free as possible and facilitated throughout, from helping find places, to price negotiations and the entire mortgage and closing process.
    Lisa B.
  • Randy is a great realtor to work with. He was always quick at responding to text messages/emails. He always gave me his honest opinion on what he thought was best for me. Randy always has his clients best interests in mind, he never pushed me to buy something that wasn’t exactly right. Would definitely recommend and work with him again!
    Elaine B.
  • We were so lucky to have Riz as our realtor. He really makes a point to understand what your dream home is and then he helps you find it! Also, I felt totally educated throughout the whole process. Any question I had was answered. Riz went out of his way to find us a new place when the first condo we went under contract with had problems and we couldn’t get financing. Riz is always available if you need him and his staff is all super helpful and friendly. I will HIGHLY recommend Riz to anyone I know that needs a realtor in the city.
    Katie F.
  • Randy was very helpful in guiding me through all stages of my condo purchase. He was client-service oriented – responded timely to my questions/concerns, provided meaningful insights on the pros and cons of the properties I considered, and was very patient with my ever changing search parameters! He helped me understand whether a neighborhood would suit my life style or future financial goals – he saved me from purchasing a seemingly perfect home in a neighborhood where home value was growing at effectively a zero rate. Randy was honest in responding to my questions – including when he knew his answers were not ones I wanted to hear, but were those I needed to hear. He gave me a few reality checks as I considered properties to purchase. Those helped me manage expectations in terms of how long my search might take, what is most important to me (turned out to be location), and the entire home buying process through closing. Randy also referred me to his network of attorney and mortgage lender who were as professional and wonderful to work with as he was. I was very happy to have worked with Randy for my condo purchase, and will work with him again for future sales/purchases. Highly recommend using his services.
    Elisabeth I.
  • My experience from the first contact to closing could not have been more amazing. I wasn’t even sure if I would qualify to purchase and didn’t know where to start but Randy set me up with an excellent mortgage team who walked me through the paperwork and parameters. From there Randy’s phenomenal skills in listening, researching, and knowing the market took over and he sent me perfect matches to our needs and wants. His style is informative, friendly, and relaxed, though; never pushy, salespersony, and you definitely won’t feel pressure if you don’t like a property, are worried about the costs, or just decide this isn’t the right time after all. He was careful to stick within our very long list of “must haves” and “can’t have” and even with all our limitations found us what is truly a dream home. From the inspection to contract negotiations to closing he was there for us with information, advocacy, and referrals. Even on the day of closing when the sellers sort of screwed up, Randy and the fantastic attorney he recommended handled it and in a few minutes it was resolved. This is the most beautiful, spacious home I could imagine – plus we got it at a price that I can actually afford – I never in a million years thought I’d be living in a place this incredible, at least, not in real life. The “dreamtown” name is ironically quite true! Don’t hesitate to reach out. You *won’t* get a million texts and emails if you decide not to pursue it, but you may just end up in a palace if you do.
    Amy R.
  • This was my first experience with buying a condo and let me say it was a very smooth process. Randy found the exact condo I was looking for in the time frame I gave him. He was prompt to every showing and meeting. Also kept a open line of communication between all parties so there was no confusion during the process. I would personally like to thank Randy and Dream Team Reality for finding me my dream condo
    Matt G.
  • Randy was amazing to work with — very customer oriented; very flexible and patient showing us properties and highly personalized — remembered details about what we wanted and liked, etc.
    Susan W.
  • Riz was the best! We were first time buyers without much of a clue, and he hand held us through every step. I felt that he always gave us a very honest opinion, and wasn’t afraid to tell us the drawbacks of any home. His support gave us a lot of needed confidence in our purchase. In the end he found us a premarket opportunity – can’t thank him enough!
    Joseph K.
  • Randy did a wonderful job from start to finish, his knowledge of the neighborhood got our house sold quick at near asking price. He was always available for questions, advice or just to talk throughout the process. We highly recommend Randy and Dream Town for your next listing or purchase.
    Jim L.
  • We had a very positive experience working with Riz when we sold our condo in 2007. In 2015, we decided to look for a new home and, remembering his attention to detail, responsiveness and knowledge, we turned to Riz to help us with our new home search and the sale of our existing home. Riz helped us find a wonderful new home and negotiate with the sellers. His advice was objective and useful. In addition, within a week of listing our then-current home we had an offer, and we closed a month later. Riz helps create a positive relationship between buyers and sellers that gets results but is collaborative, not confrontational. We are glad we decided to come back and work with him again.
    Doug D.
  • Randy was great to work with and made the home buying experience very smooth for our family!
    Adam C.
  • Couldn’t have had a better experience, and with Riz was able to sell our condo in a seamless time-line prior to moving into our new home
    Ed F.
  • There is one word that comes to mind when describing Randy, and that is AWESOME!!! From beginning to end, Randy was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. We have worked with a few agents but none like Randy. He made the entire buying process very easy and efficient and we are both extremely grateful that he was here to help guide us to our first new home! We would highly recommend Randy and plan to use him for all future home buying needs.
    Hassan N.
  • Love, love, love Randy. You are the best. Very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you so much for your hard work.
    Enoch E.
  • Riz came highly recommended to us by a friend. We couldn’t be more happy with his service and all his efforts. Riz truly loves his job and it shows. His communication is beyond reproach. I can’t recall an email or phone call to him that went unanswered for more than 30 minutes, even very late in the evening. Riz’s insight into the market and knowledge of what we needed to do to sell our condo fast were spot on. His attention to detail and diligence in his communications and follow-through are off the charts. He also provided a very cost-effective vendor to replace our carpet for showings and even helped us pick out a new couch that helped the condo show even better. When we received an offer and all the paperwork involved, Riz was very patient and took the time to explain everything, help us understand the process and the buyers and negotiated very effectively on our behalf. We are beyond words to describe how extremely happy we are with Riz and I’m certain you will be to! Stop wasting your time looking for the best Realtor to sell your property. You’ve found Riz!
    Chris W.
  • Riz is truly the best; he made everything so easy. He was very responsive and able to walk me through every question I had. Additionally, he was able to stay calm while I was stressed, and he was able to help me make decisions when I was feeling indecisive. Most importantly, he was able to anticipate any bumps in the road, and often solved them before I noticed. Even after he successfully sold my place, Riz was able to connect me with all the professionals I needed to make my move as effortless as possible. He was always professional yet fun to be around. His experience and his demeanor are both truly invaluable; I cannot recommend him enough!
    Briana J.
  • Riz was exceptional. We were first time home buyers and he walked us through the process, step-by-step. He always encouraged us to ask questions and pointed things out we may not have been aware of ourselves. He went above and beyond the call of duty, especially during and after we bought our house. If we ever sell, we’ll definitely be working with Riz again, and we highly recommend him!
    Megan P.
  • Riz was an outstanding agent. He was extremely insightful and provided solid advice. I constantly reached out to him via email with questions, concerns and feedback throughout the process of buying my home. His quick responses were very much appreciated, and greatly reduced my stress. I would recommend him to a friend or co-worker in a heart beat.
    Ryan O.
  • Riz was quite simply amazing–he totally transformed the experience of house-buying for us first-time buyers on a budget from something alien and frustrating, to something accessible, reassuring, and even fun! Riz goes the extra mile in every way possible. He not only advocated for us in a bidding war such that we won the bid, against all odds, and answered our hundreds of questions with patience and thoroughness, but guided use through the many issues that arose afterwards, from the closing to the inspection to finding reliable contractors after we moved in. We trust Riz absolutely, and consider him a friend, something we never expected of a real estate agent. Riz is a wonderful agent and wonderful human being. You’ll feel lucky you found him.
    Kim O.
  • I can’t praise Riz enough. I had been dreading the whole process of selling my condo, especially since I spend most of my time in the house I bought in Michigan. But as soon as I met Riz, I felt better because of his expertise, friendliness and patience. He arranged for the contractors I needed to prepare my place, communicated with me through texts, email and phone calls, and even had me e-sign the documents for the sale, so I didn’t have to drive in from Michigan. I had expected it to take months to sell my place but after the first (only) open house I got multiple offers at full asking price. I can honestly say that the entire experience working with Riz was enjoyable. I highly recommend him.
    Maggie H.
  • First, Riz is outstanding. A sincere and genuine person who takes time for all situations that arise with clients. He is not only professional but he becomes your friend through the process. I have used his services to purchase my first home and my second home. I refer him to any one looking to purchase and will never choose another realtor. Riz is a class act and a great realtor.
    Michael P.
  • Riz went way above and beyond. We were first time home buyers and hired him based on a recommendation. We looked for several months and never lost his attention. He is very honest and let us know when a place was not worth putting an offer on and educated us about the process. He even attended a permit violation hearing, we knowingly inherited, to help us out. He is knowledgeable in many aspects including short sales and he has a guy for everything. We even used his recommended broker after comparing the offers. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone looking to buy in Chicago. He is honest, knowledgeable, and has a pleasant demeanor.
    Bob W.
  • We were so appreciative of all the help and expertise that Riz could offer us in the sale of our condo. He coordinated all the details of getting it ready for sale and kept our hassles to a minimum. His advice was invaluable and it sold very quickly and he negotiated a fast closing. He represented us very well through out the sale and the closing! He is a true professional and a joy to work with! We couldn’t have completed this sale, this smoothly, with any other agent.
    Jessica D.
  • Riz is the best. Truly. From the very beginning, he was so engaged and motivated to help us sell our condo. His knowledge and experience are evident and he’s very responsive and professional. Riz was so easy to work with and always had our best interest at heart. He got us the best price possible in this market (even more than we anticipated!) and he sold our place quickly. The marketing at Dream Town is so impressive and the photos of our place were amazing. DreamTown and Riz were so great, we would recommend Riz to anyone in need of a smart, motivated and experienced agent!!!
    Marcia D.
  • Riz Gilani is very good at his job. I needed to find a home within a very short time frame. He arranged showings according to my busy schedule, provided excellent advice and guidance and through it all was very pleasant to deal with. He even answered my calls and emails when he was on vacation. Riz knows the business of real estate and he knows Chicago. This made all the difference. Since my purchase I have recommended Riz to several friends. Overall, he made my buying experience easier and less stressful than it would otherwise have been.
    Dana C.
  • Working with Riz Gilani was absolutely a wonderful experience. We were making a major move with two small children within a short time-frame, and Riz not only acted proactively, professionally, and with our best interest, he did so with a pleasant, informed, and helpful manner that helped allay our worries. I would most highly recommend Riz Gilani to anyone of my friends or family members. He is honest, clear, accessible, and will go the extra mile for his clients. We were extremely fortunate to have his support.
    Robin A.
  • Riz was simply a dream to work with. I’m not the most patient client but Riz took the time to explain everything in a clear and concise fashion. He was easy to get in contact with and would respond to my inquiries late into the evenings. We established a trustworthy relationship and he truly has your best interest in mind. I will highly recommend him to my friends when they begin the home buying process.
    Joseph G.
  • To say that Riz went the extra mile to help sell our property is an understatement. We were out of town owners trying to sell a rental, in the middle of winter, with the added pressure of having already purchased our next home and a 2nd baby that just arrived. Riz helped us take care of everything big and small that needed to get done to sell the place, even dealing with scheduling appointments and showings around our tenants’ schedules. He is very knowledgeable about the market and despite an initial low offer, knew exactly what price we would be able to get for our unit and he was right! We couldn’t be happier or more satisfied with our experience working with Riz.
    Yung-Yi H.
  • I had an excellent experience working Riz and his team at Dreamtown(Tessa and Amy). They provided exceptional customer service- I always felt like they were working hard for me and getting me the best deal possible. They were very proactive and communicative. I have worked with Riz twice now and honestly feel like he is the best realtor in Chicago. You won’t have any regrets if you select him for your real estate needs. I can’t give a high enough praise.
    Kelly H.
  • Riz Gilani helped me find my new home, and without bias I can say, he is the best out there. As a first-time home buyer, I was unsure of a lot of things – where to start, how to proceed, how to navigate, what are the logical steps from property viewing to closing to moving. Riz helped me every step of the way. He was very friendly, cordial and respectful in all his transactions. I have heard horror stories about real estate agents, but Riz is one step up, he is always very respectful, flexible and on-time for the appointments. He also always gave his honest inputs. He did not force me into buying a place that would not suit my taste and requirements. And even when I was in a dilemma in some places, he would tell me the Pros and Cons and leave it to my decision. His inputs were valuable to make my decision. When we found a place that I liked, he would voluntarily help in all steps and never leave me (the buyer) alone even for one step. I can honestly say, Riz goes above and beyond in ensuring his customers are getting the best service and the best place. I had so many questions, many of those are not even related to the property, like the things that I should have known or things I should do on my own. I never hesitated to ask Riz and he would always give me the answer, or point me in the right direction. Knowing Riz and doing business transactions for a few months now, I can say – he does not look for short term gains. He values what he does and ensures that his customer gets the best place they can get. If you are a new buyer or trying to buy/sell a place, please ask for Riz Gilani – you will not be disappointed.
    Siva B.
  • Riz went above and beyond in helping me to purchase my first condo! He put in the extra time to pick me up before showings, to meet me when I wanted to look again, and even to swing by a Starbucks before closing! He also recommended to me an excellent contractor to do work in my kitchen, and was able to help me decode the closing process. All-in-all by the time the keys were in my hand I felt confident that everything was in line because Riz made sure every detail was as it should have been!
    Amelia P.
  • I had a very frustrating experience with another agent and then found Riz. He got me into a great condo in a very tough market. He intuited what i wanted before i even knew! He is the best!
    Mia F.
  • Riz went above and beyond our expectations of an agent. He was professional, responsive, and thoughtful. As first-time home buyers, he guided us through every step of the process and helped minimze stress, making the experience enjoyable. If we were to go through the process again, we would certainly not hestitate to work with Riz again.
    Anna B.
  • If I could give 10 stars I would!! I have had the pleasure to know and partner with Riz on 4 different condos, in 4 different neighborhoods in the 9 years my family has lived in Chicago. Each place that Riz has found has felt like home the moment we stepped foot on the property. He has a great instinct on what I vs. my husband want in a home and has nailed it every time! I recommend Riz to anyone who is seeking a kind, patient, dedicated and hard working real estate agent.
    Katy P.
  • Riz is amazing! I would definitely recommend Riz to anyone and everyone looking to buy! (and even those looking to rent)!! We could not be happier with our new place…Riz really listened to us and understood what we wanted in a condo and found us the perfect place to call home. Very quick response to emails, calls, etc. and extremely sensitive and understanding to the stresses of first time buyers…Wouldn’t ask for anyone else to be our realtor!
    Jennifer M.
  • Riz did a great job helping us purchase our first home. He was very helpful with every step of the process and answered all of our questions. Riz knows a great deal about the home buying process and real estate markets and his knowledge was extremely valuable. We highly recommend him for anyone looking to purchase a home!
    Gretchen J.
  • Riz was great throughout the whole process!
    Kim L.
  • Riz was a pleasure to work with throughout the process of buying our first place. He was very knowledgeable about the markets we were interested in. He responded to our emails very quickly and was always on time when looking at new places. He approached our search in a very professional manner. We will definitely go with him when we’re ready to get our next place.
    Dan C.
  • Riz was a dream find for us. He was fast, smart, thoughtful, honest, dedicated and energetic from start to finish. He sold our house quickly and followed through on every tiny last detail. He kept calm and focused even during difficult negotiations. In the end, we sold a house but gained a friend.
    Allison M.
  • We were first time home owners and couldn’t have asked for a better agent than Riz. He was informative, patient and extremely helpful. We definitely will use him again and recommend him!!
    Trisha S.
  • My experience with Riz was great, I could not have asked for a better realtor. We had been looking at condos for months, he was never pushy and when a deal fell through he was back at it looking up more properties and opening my eyes to different assets. This was my first home so I was determined that the “almost perfect” home was out there for me and Riz found it! As soon as we saw it I was ready to make an offer and he was right there with the paperwork ready for me to sign. He also helped me answer all of my questions and each step throughout the whole process no matter how minute. I look forward to working with him again in the future (but not too soon, unless I win the lottery!). I love coming home every day and couldn’t have had a more pleasant outcome.
    Erin N.
  • We had a great experience with Riz. From the beginning to the end he was attentive, thorough and professional. He always responded to my texts/emails in a very timely manner. I recommended him to my brother and sister in law, and they have been very happy with him as well. As a first time home buyer, we could not have asked for a better agent.
    Betsy W.
  • Riz was excellent! Highly recommended.
    Shantanu K.
  • Riz was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He listened, got to know us and was persistent and driven to help us find the perfect home. He found our dream home and I credit him with negotiating the best possible deal for us possible. We would highly recommend (which I have) Riz to friends looking for a property in the greater Chicago area.
    Matt D.
  • Fantastic, you went above and beyond. I appreciate your stellar service and patience to get this done. You worked hard. Jeff Parkhill – Parkhill Development.
    Jeff P.
  • To refer to Riz as my realtor is just not enough. Riz is an expert, a professional, and above all a trusted friend. In 2012, I moved to Chicago knowing nothing about the real estate market or even quite where I wanted to live. Nor did I know Riz, he contacted me after I submitted an inquiry through the Dreamtown website. Riz showed me many options in different neighborhoods. I knew from the very beginning that he would be a phenomenal realtor, when he went above and beyond the neighborhoods I suggested we look, and took me to see some properties in West Loop. At the time, that neighborhood wasn’t even on my radar, but I quickly fell in love with a place there and he put together an offer! Day or night, somehow Riz was always available to answer my questions or patiently explain next steps in the process. Fast forward four years later, when I was ready to sell my condo and move to a larger space, Riz was ready at my first call. I needed to fix up some things in the condo I was selling, and working full time on weekdays I was dreading dealing with contractors, painters, and construction. Always rising to take care of his clients first, Riz literally handled the entire operation. He found contractors who he knew we could trust and had good relationships with, he arranged to meet them at the condo, be there to oversee major decisions, and even went to pick up the tile for the bathroom floor himself! This is why I said at the beginning: Riz is much, much more than a realtor, he is a partner in your home purchase or sale. Look no further, you will not find a more capable and devoted partner than Riz.
    Nick B.
  • Riz was a pleasure to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable about the housing market and was very patient with us. He really went the extra mile to make sure we were happy with our purchase.
    Jared G.
  • Riz helped us find and purchase our first home. While purchasing a home always has its hurdles, Riz made the process as smooth as possible. We never felt pressure making an offer or settling for a place that did not meet our expectations. He also went out of his way in helping us select finishes for our new construction home and selecting the appropriate financing. Even after the close on our condo, Riz was instrumental in helping us get our punch list completed by the developer. When we do decide to sell our place, we will use Riz as our Realtor. We also would recommend him to our friends and family without hesitation. Thank you Riz for helping us make our dreams come true of finally becoming homeowners. Seth, Jessica and Josie, West Loop
    Seth, Jessica and Josie
  • We would highly recommend Riz to anyone looking to deal with a hardworking, knowledgeable, and ethical real estate professional. We were impressed with Riz’s reliability and respected his advice. He went the extra mile and was able to get the deal closed with our best interests in mind. It was a great experience working with Riz in what is sometimes a pretty challenging process. We’ll continue to recommend Riz to any of our friends looking for a Realtor. Terry and Carrie, Uptown
    Terry and Carrie
  • I would recommend Riz to anyone buying a house or condo in a heartbeat. Riz helped me purchase my first condo and he was a pleasure to work with during the entire process. He did not waste any of my time and always put my interests in front of his. Riz is extremely professional and knows the Chicago real estate market very well. I also relied on him when it was time to find an inspector and lender. Needless to say, I was more than happy with both recommendations and I was able to close on my condo without any issues. David, Lincoln Park
  • Riz = EXTRAordinary. The service and effort we received from Riz could not be surpassed. He’s a true professional with a personal touch that we greatly appreciated. He was knowledgeable of current market conditions and keenly aware on how to proceed with a purchase of a foreclosure. Mostly though, he was exactly the Realtor we needed; patient, caring and Uber responsive. He provided updates and returned calls at every hour of the day or night, putting us at ease and making it a wonderful experience. Thank you! Riz is the man you want on the job, guaranteed! Lisa and Ginger
    Lisa and Ginger
  • Riz helped us get our dream home. He’s an expert on housing, the Chicago area, property values, resources, and an all around great guy. He’s the best! Tim & Sharon, Lakeview
    Tim and Sharon
  • We will recommend Riz to all our friends–and especially those looking to buy a short sale. As first time buyers who were looking for a short sale, we were not the easiest customers. Riz showed such positivity and patience; he was always willing to explain whatever issues arose in the process. He worked very hard to find us a home–he responded to all of our calls and emails promptly, and was responsive as our desires evolved. He negotiated the short sale process like a true pro–he really knew the process inside and out, which gave us a lot of confidence. We are thrilled with our new home!
    Jeremy and Caitlin
  • Due to an unfortunate combination of circumstances, my condo sale and purchase was a challenging one, to say the least! Riz never let me lose heart and he had a constant stream of proactive new ideas for making the deals happen. He really stuck by me — and in the end, his creativity and tireless negotiating landed me in a much better place than I ever imagined was possible. I feel very lucky to have him as my advocate. Michael, Uptown
  • Riz Gilani helped my husband and me purchase our first home! As first timers, there was a lot we didn’t know, and Riz gave us nothing but the best advice. He listened to our wants and needs, and there wasn’t a single property he chose with which we wouldn’t have been happy. Riz is trustworthy, professional and a lot of fun to boot. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home! We can’t thank you enough, Riz! Cara & Wil, Logan Square
    Cara and Wil
  • We are so thankful to have found not only the best realtor in town but such a wonderful person. As a first time home buyer, there are so many things that run through your mind like the right house, the best financing and those special programs available to only first time buyers. As much as you try to prepare on your own, there is always that doubt that you did not do something right. The search with my first realtor went well at the beginning but I started to notice a decrease in interest with my search as it was taking a while to find the right property and also I was not a fast close. When I met Riz the first time I felt he really wanted to help me find the right home for me and my family. During my search, we went through so many properties and still Riz never lost interest in my home search. I never felt pressured by Riz on putting an offer on a home. He would always recommend and take me to see a home twice to make sure I was making the right decision – what realtor does that? Only a realtor that truly cares about his clients and their best interest. Riz always went the extra mile no matter what. From picking me up at work, to seeing a property, to sitting down with me and going over the finance on the mortgage. During the closing Riz explained and helped answer any questions or doubts that I had. He held my hand throughout the entire process and I felt that I not only had a realtor but a friend. I purchased my home in February 2011 and love it! I can honestly say that I would have never done this without Riz. Thank you so much Riz.

    Lucy, West Ridge
  • I mentioned to a friend that I was considering selling my condo in Andersonville and looking for a new home in Uptown or Rogers Park. She mentioned Riz’s name and the rest was history! He was amazing — very conscientious, thorough and responsive to my needs on both sides of the selling and buying process. I’m completely happy with the results and would wholeheartedly recommend Riz to anyone who is on the market to buy or sell! Gerri, Rogers Park
  • As with most first-time home buyers, my condo is the largest purchase that I’ve made in my life to date. The last thing that I wanted to do was put myself in a horrible financial position or choose the wrong neighborhood because I did not understand how to approach the process from search to close. With his extensive knowledge of Chicago, Riz consistently showed me great property after great property, always refining his search based on my experiences. When I found the property for me, Riz was extremely helpful with walking me through all of the agreements and pivotal decisions so that I thoroughly understood the commitments that I was making throughout the process. Buying a home is quite an undertaking so when plunging in for the first time, it was great to have such a supportive and knowledgeable Realtor like Riz as a guide throughout the process. Brad, Wicker Park
  • As a first time home buyer, as much as I researched, I was still pretty green to the process. With Riz as my agent it was so easy and exciting. I had no hesitations during the entire process. I’ve always heard comments about signing the final agreement to be very frightening and nerve racking, but I can honestly say I was completely at ease and never once did I have any doubts as Riz made me feel very confident and certain I was making a smart decision! Lynn, South Loop
  • I would like to express my great satisfaction with the experience I had working with Riz Gilani in the sale of my home. This was the first time I had sold real estate, I was living in another state with a tenant leasing the property, and I was uncertain and anxious about the process; however, Riz helped me through every step with good information and advice, so that I was able to feel confident in my decisions. He worked quickly to get my property listed, made certain that it always looked its best and was quick to respond to my calls and emails, handling every aspect of the sale with the utmost professionalism. And, despite the slow market, I was thrilled to sell my property in much less time than I had anticipated, saving me a great deal of additional expense. It is without reservation that I would recommend Riz to anyone looking for a Realtor. David, Uptown
  • I highly recommend Riz as he went beyond everything I would have ever expected from a Realtor and made my first home buying experience a great success! Not only did he find me the perfect home in just 2 days of working with him (after having been in the market by myself looking for several weeks), but he also: managed a difficult bank situation (right amidst the housing bubble), helped me deal with the seller’s “not-so-pleasant-lawyer,” and even oversaw the installation of a brand new water tank for my new home when I was unable to oversee it due to business travel. Overall, I highly recommend him and his number is definitely one of the few that I actually keep saved in my rolodex for future reference. – Enrique M. October 2009 happy first time home buyer! Enrique, Buena Park
  • Riz represented us in the sale of our condo and provided excellent (and incredibly responsive) service and thoughtful advice. At the time, we had already moved and were a little anxious about the sale process, given the down market. Riz was a calm, reassuring presence and helped us sell our condo quickly and at a very good price. We recommend Riz without reservation to anyone who is considering buying or selling a home in the city. Doug and Jen, Uptown
    Doug and Jen
  • I had used Riz 8 years ago to buy my first condo so it was a no-brainstorming that I would use him again to sell. My experience with the Riz Gilani Team at Dreamtown was amazing. Riz, Amy and Tessa are prompt with their responses, patient and always pleasant to work with. On top of all the pleasantries, they are top of their game as far as knowing and understanding the market and all the ins and outs of getting deals done. Even when hiccups arise, the team is on it and they will take care of it and you! I would highly recommend this group, you canâ??t find a better real estate group In Chicago.