"Molly's assistance in helping us to find and close on our first home in Oak Park was tremendously valuable. It was great to work with someone that we know we can trust. We also appreciated all of the knowledge that Molly shared with us on homeownership and the Village of Oak Park in general."
"Molly did a great job. She gave the right advice. If I ever do RE in Chicago again I will definitely use her."
-Attorney John Ferris
"Molly was great, a real pro. She knew what I wanted and made it happen. We will work together again."
-Theresa Valentine, Real Estate Manager, Ace Hardware Corporation
“When my wife and I decided moved from Milwaukee to Evanston we worked with Molly to find us a place to live. We found her to be incredibily easy and convienient to work with. She did a lot of upfront work to understand our needs and found a lot of options for us to look at in our target neighborhoods. We are extremely excited about the place we found...and the value we received. We have since referred 3 other people to Molly and they have reported back that they had the same experience.”
-Steve Schmidt, Vice-President Business Development at Promotional Product Solutions
"Molly and Vanessa are excellent agents. We had previously been on the market for a year and a half with a different agent. When we started to work with Molly and Vanessa, they helped stage our house appropriately for our budget. Once it went back on the market, we sold it within two weeks. Both Molly and Vanessa are very professional, personable and caring. We recommend them highly."
-Kathleen and Ed J.
"Could not be happier with our agent. We will recommend her to everyone."
-Jeff S., Chicago Public School Teacher
"My wife and I were very fortunate to have Molly Surowitz as our real estate agent. She helped us with the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home. We started looking for a new home in 2009, and each time we made a request to view new homes to the market, Molly would quickly and efficiently make the arrangements for us. Our requirements for a new home changed during the search process, and Molly effortlessly changed gears, and did a great job of previewing properties new to the market to help us save time and search more efficiently. It took us over a year to find the perfect home, and we are extremely grateful to Molly for the patience and professionalism she demonstrated during that prolonged process.
When it came time to sell our old home, Molly provided us with helpful comparative market analyses, walked through the home with us to provide suggestions for updates and décor, and showed a refreshing enthusiasm in helping us sell our home in a housing market that was extremely tough. We hired a home stager to help us make our home look as attractive as possible, and listened to Molly’s suggestions regarding pricing to ensure the home sold quickly. We were very pleased that the home sold after being on the market for 53 days! Molly was also supportive and helpful throughout the home inspection and final negotiation process. We highly recommend Molly."
-Steven P. Allscheid, President, Stanard & Associates Inc. & Molly B. Allscheid
“I hired Molly to help me find my first home. She was great. She worked with me and always brought the pros and cons of the properties we were looking at to my attention. I found the perfect place. I can not thank Molly enough for helping me find my home. I will certainly use her again and I always recommend her.”
-Monique DeMatoff, Owner/Organizer at Organize U
"I rarely write letters of praise. But the work of Molly Surowitz was so exceptional that I would feel guilty if I didn't. Molly was our realtor for over a year and a half. We began searching for homes in early 2008 and finally purchased a home in June, 2009. This was a remarkably long period of time to be looking for a home but Molly never showed us anything but patience. She knew that this would be our dream home and we spent countless hours in her vehicle, driving around Oak Park and Forest Park, looking at homes that didn't quite fit the bill. At no time did we ever feel pressured by Molly. In fact, the longer she took us out and the more we got to know her, the more I knew I would regret when we would finally buy a house because we wouldn't have those weekend trips anymore. In the midst of this I lost my mother to cancer and Molly was supportive, patient and caring-traits you don't normally associate with a realtor.
I can not describe Molly's professionalism enough. Besides her patience, I knew she knew her territory. She was the most knowledgeable individual I knew on Oak Park and I respected her opinion on everything. She didn't always tell us what we wanted to hear byt she always made decisions in our best interest. Molly sold our condo, a unit that was not in the most desirable location, in an economy that was melting down, in 19 days. While we were in Europe, she regularly communicated with us about the status of our sale and about the purchase of our new home. We never felt anything but safe in Molly's hands.
I would reccomend Molly in a heartbest to anyone who is interested in western Cook County. Her professionalism, knowledge, humane concern for others, sense of humor and canny business sense make her a top realtor.
And I am proud to now call her a friend."
-Gerald Butters, Ph.D. Aurora University
"I have known Molly for years - she is the type of person you want to help you with your home search - she lives in Oak Park, she understands this market, she's patient, thoughtful, flexible, knowledgeable, has integrity, "gets it" - she quickly understands your needs and limitations and recommends homes that are suitable for your parameters and she doesn't push you, but is "aggressive" on your behalf for the negotiation process. We were living in Chicago with our one year old at the time we started looking to purchase a home in Oak Park - 2005 - at a time when people were in bidding wars for properties. Molly worked with us over a 4 month period to show us over 50 houses in the Oak Park/River Forest area. She got to know us and our tastes very well (we're very particular, especially since my husband is an architect). Molly didn't waste our time showing us houses she knew we wouldn't like. As an Oak Park realtor, Molly gets to preview a lot of houses before they even go on the market and this is a distinct advantage - it certainly was for us. We love our home and are here to stay for a while, but if and when we do move, Molly will be the first person I call to represent us for the sale of our home as well as the search for our next. Please give Molly a call - you won't be sorry."
-Vera Chan, Owner at Smart Communication
“Molly is that fantastic blend of personality, intelligence and integrity. As a real estate agent she has been attentive to my needs, and has proven prompt and accessible. I have recommended her to friends, and they were extremely satisified with all aspects of her services.”
-Jessie Affelder, Head of Adult Services at Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
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