“John was extremely responsive throughout the entire purchase process. He really shines in negotiations and was a trusted advisor for us as we bought our new home.”
~Bob, Glen Ellyn, IL
“I was further impressed with his knowledge of home construction and attention to details..... things that I would have easily missed without him there. It's almost like having a home inspector with you or a calm version of yourself that looks at things objectively and honestly without trying to push you into a bad decision.”
~Ronny, Lisle, IL
“They were very knowledgeable about the area. We looked at many homes over several months, and they never got impatient with us or pressured us to make a decision we weren’t comfortable with. John & Beth were always able to work around our hectic schedule with a newborn – oftentimes on short notice.”
~Andy & Diane, Glen Ellyn, IL
John has always been my families go to Realtor, whether it be for a home or business. He helped my parents find a home, found my dream home, sold our condo, and found a great building to expand our families business! He's always looking out for our best interest and has never failed on getting us a great deal for the property we fell in love with! If anything went wrong, his first response was, "I'll fix it, don't worry" and he always came through with that promise. I would recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell. He's greatly invested, and his knowledge is impressive.
PJ & Sandy, Bloomingdale, IL
Vito Pacione was my Realtor for the purchase of a condo back in April of 2016. During this period my family and I were going through a major change in our lives but with Vito's knowledge, expertise and attention to our needs the process from showing to closing went rather smooth. I had numerous questions regarding Condo ownership and he promptly returned my calls with the information that I requested.
Ernie, Oak Park, IL
John is very knowledgeable, detail oriented, and patient throughout the buying process. His understanding of the real estate market is second-to-none! Buying a home can be a difficult process, and John was there to smooth out all the rough spots. Of all the agents you can select, he's one of the most experienced.
Chuan, Glen Ellyn, IL
John Garry was outstanding to work with as I went through many other realtors and they were not as able to meet my needs. He is a "go getter" and he told me it doesn't matter how many house we look at but we will find you the right home. And we did. He was so great to work with that my son-in-law asked for his help on selling his home too. John will give you 110% and I highly recommend him as a real estate agent.
Diane, Woodridge, IL
It is my opinion that John Garry is a professional with sales expertise in DuPage County. I have used his services to sell 2 homes in the Itasca area over the past few years and he was always working with me to make the sales happen. John always responded quickly when needed and he used good negotiating skills.
Diane, Itasca, IL
As a person who is almost impossible to please, John and Beth not only exceeded my expectations but also made my experience problem free and fun. Their energy is contagious and they truly love their jobs. I am a first time home buyer, so finding the right realtors was important to me, and boy did I get lucky. John was always accessible through email, text, or by phone no matter the day of the week or time. I had several questions about the process and both John and Beth had absolutely no problems answering them and explaining them so I could understand. There are very few times I have actually written reviews online, but after such an amazing experience I felt I had to let everyone I can know how awesome John and Beth were in helping me and making the process completely painless and fun. If you read this John and Beth, know that you guys made a very difficult time painless for me and I could never thank you enough for the time and energy you put in to helping me find that special place.
Dan, Roselle, IL
John is a great person to work with. He responded to emails and texts almost immediately. He helped us negotiate on a house once past 10pm on a Friday! He also will do anything to get you the best price. He advised us to go a decent amount below asking price and negotiate. We ended up getting our house $5,000 less than what we were willing to pay for it!
Ben & Amanda, Woodridge, IL
John was my agent when I listed my home for sale. I would highly recommend him without question. He did a great job right from day 1 - everything from listing the home, showing the home to potential buyers and getting a great price for my home. Selling a home can be a painful and daunting process, but John was there for me every step of the way! Very professional, knowledgeable, and diligent. Thank you!!!
Atul, Roselle, IL
Amazing people to work with, very knowledgeable, professional and kind. I would recommend them to everyone. Always there to answer questions, day or night. Truly a great experience!
Keith & Ismeta, Lombard, IL
John and Beth were absolutely amazing to work with. My fiancé and I were buying our first home and had no idea how the process worked. They were very informative and walked us through the entire process. Every question we had, big or small, they were very responsive! I highly recommend working with them.
Myles & Alexandra, Roselle, IL
Michelle is personable and had our best interests in mind. She was always prompt at home viewings and was resourceful with market data, listings and any other questions we had throughout the process. Michelle is a A++ Real Estate Professional and a joy to work with!
When my wife and I first started looking for a home, we had absolutely no idea what we were doing. So being the naive young home buyer that I was, I called the first agent that I saw listed on a home that I liked. Luckily, that agent happened to be John Garry. We must have looked at about dozen houses in person with John, some nice, some not so nice. What makes John so great was that he was going to tell you exactly how he felt on that house. He would lay out the things that he may see wrong with the house, but he always followed it up with "in the end, it's your decision". That in my mind, speaks volumes to the type of agent and person John is. As people who were new to this whole home buying game, we never once got the impression that John was trying to take advantage of us, or push a house on us just for the sale. John was available all times of the day, willing to take phone calls in the wee hours of the morning into the night time to answer any of our questions or concerns we had. Never once did John make us feel rushed into a decision or make us feel stupid even though I dragged him to numerous dumps along the way. He was the perfect realtor for us. No lies, no deceit, no smoke and mirrors. John is a straight shooting kind of guy who will go to great lengths to make sure that he finds the right house for you. When it came to final negotiations with the house, I am glad I had John Garry on the front lines. John went to bat with us to bring our house down to a price that we felt comfortable paying, and I cant imagine having any other realtor by our side. When the good Lord created realtors, he created John Garry first.
Scott & Mandi, Bartlett, IL
Michelle is a true blend of professionalism and personal service. A excellent example of how a Real Estate Agent should be. I highly recommend Michelle to both the experienced and novice buyer. She answered all my questions, promptly returned all my calls, and gave me advice and suggestions based on my real estate criteria. She listened to all my concerns and walked me through the process. Definitely recommend her and will seek her out for my next purchase.
Mike, West Chicago
My husband and I recently purchased our first home and we could not have done it without the help of John and Beth. As first time home buyers we had absolutely no idea what we were doing or how the process works. John and Beth were with us every single step of the way. No matter what questions we had or issues that came up, John and Beth made sure to find us the answer, and a resolution. We have 100% trust with them. They treat you like family, and make you feel so comfortable. We have been in our home about a month now, and I am still texting John for advice even with simple home repair questions. They are like the Aunt and Uncle I never had! 😉 Let them know what it is your are looking for and I can promise you that they will do what it takes to get you in a home that fits your family!
Matt & Caitlin, Glendale Heights, IL
John was an amazing real estate agent! He made us feel as though we were his only clients, even though we know he was quite busy! He took the time to get to know my husband and me, and listened to our wants and needs before beginning to search for houses that met our criteria. John completed many searches and was in constant communication with us regarding our house hunt and asking for feedback about houses that we had already seen. John was knowledgeable about everything related to real estate, from neighborhoods to home details. He helped us to look beyond the cosmetics and see how much recent work was completed, or how many improvements would be needed once we occupied the home. John was extremely patient! We never felt rushed and John was always more than willing to take us on a house hunt. He is also an honest person who did everything in his power to steer us in the right direction. John cares about so much more than the sale of a home. He assisted us with everything from finding the right home, to finding the best mortgage rate and representation, to a home inspector, to a lawyer to help with closing. I'm so impressed with John and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to sell or purchase a home.
Jennifer & Eric, Arlington Heights, IL
It has been an absolute pleasure working with John. He was very responsive, patient and informed. I would highly recommend John for all real estate needs. I've worked with many agents before him and none even came close to his standard.
Ahmed, Lisle, IL
We've worked with Michelle on the purchase of our home and then again when we considered selling it and now again that we're looking for investment opportunities. She has been so helpful, knowledgeable, and if she doesn't know she knows someone who does. She certainly works around your time and responds to email, text, phone or FB within 24 hours.
Gina, Streamwood, IL
John and Beth Garry were great to work with. They were very knowledgeable about the area and sent us several listings daily. We looked at many homes over several months, and they never got impatient with us or pressured us to make a decision we weren't comfortable with. John has a background in construction, and was able to help us decipher if the house was a good buy or not and how much work/ money it would take to get it to the desired level. They were always able to work around our hectic schedule with a newborn- oftentimes on short notice. If it hadn't been for their wonderful negotiating skills, we wouldn't have gotten the home as it was in a very popular location. John and Beth helped us find the perfect house and my family is very happy. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Andy & Diane, Glen Ellyn, IL
I would highly recommend the Garry's to anyone looking into buying a new home. Both friendly and reliable people who are very down to earth. They will take care of you from start to finish!
Eric & Amanda, Palatine, IL
John was very attentive to my needs and never made it seem like I was wasting his time. John also makes it a point to answer his calls when he can and returns them as soon as possible with any and all of my questions answered if he couldn't answer right away. Although I am sure John is always super busy because of his referrals and strong work ethic, I never feel rushed when we talk or when scheduling appointments. John is also very good about knowing the market environment and negotiating the very best possible price. I never went away thinking that I spent too much money or didn't get the best possible deal. I was further impressed with his knowledge of home construction and attention to details..... things that I would have easily missed without him there. It's almost like having a home inspector with you or a calm version of yourself that looks at things objectively and honestly without trying to push you into a bad decision. John will actually listen to you and apply what you tell him unlike others who pretend to listen to you and still send you down the wrong path. It didn't ever seem to matter with John how many houses we looked at as long as he felt that we were getting into the right house and took into account all our future needs. John has integrity, very straight forward and will always be honest with you (event if it means sacrificing a sale). I don't think I can ever work with another Realtor for as long as I am alive or John isn't already retired. Even if you are just looking for general market advice and not sure about buying... I would give John a call since he isn't going to pressure you into a sale.
Ronny, Lisle, IL
We worked with John Garry when we were looking for a home! He was knowledgeable, speedy, and fun. John was very, very helpful in orienting us to the buying process, always responded quickly to calls/questions, and was quick in finding us options to look at. Will definitely use them again to buy or sell!
Russ & Britelle, Lombard, IL
Anyone needing a great real estate professional call John and Beth Garry! I sold my home in Itasca and the transaction for hassle free. Then I found a place I was interested in near my son in Streamwood and again, the transaction was hassle free. Both John and Beth went out of their way if I had questions or concerns and were great to work with. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home!! Thanks, John and Beth!
Joanne, Itasca & Streamwood, IL
John Garry did an excellent job, helping us buying our first house. His knowledge and experience in inspecting the house is outstanding. We had several properties, with structural damage or in another case just mold. That saved us definitively a lot of time. Also, I do not remember if he ever moved the time for appointment I have requested. Nice job and once again thanks!!!
Iulian, Naperville, IL
My husband and I were first-time home buyers. At the beginning we were a bit nervous because our knowledge about the process was very little. Everybody kept telling us "you should find someone that you can really trust". We found John and Beth on Zillow almost by chance and I am very grateful that we found someone so trustworthy and competent! First of all, I need to say that I am very picky. Very picky. I am so picky that I was afraid I would have never found the perfect house for us! In our first conversation, I told this to John because I was afraid of driving him crazy. Actually, I think I drove him crazy at the end but he has always been very kind and patient. We even laughed about it at the end! John is great! He was always accommodating our needs, always punctual, kind, always answering his phone... always there! In the whole unknown process of buying a house, we felt in very good and safe hands. Moreover, he has always answered our questions thoroughly. Throughout the month that we spent looking for our new house, John helped us identify and find a lot of potential properties. His knowledge of all the technical aspects in a house was very extended: just by looking at everything, from the structure of the house to the wiring/heating, he could give us a lot of information. The episode that really touched me was when we finally found the house that we loved! It was beyond my expectation! It was amazing! However, I wasn't sure about the location. So, one day I called him and expressed him my doubt. He listened to me and then helped me consider all the factors of that property. He didn't push me to take a decision. And that really struck me! He didn't rush me, he told me to take some time to think over it. He was more than a realtor then! A couple of hours after I hung up with him, I received a text from his wife Beth, which I just met over the phone, saying that she went to check the property for me and she told me that the location looked great! On a Sunday night! Just for me! And she gave me her opinion. Then I went back to check the property again with my husband and I finally overcome my doubt. I was really really moved to see how much these guys cared about us! If you are in need, they do a lot to help you! At the end, we bought that house and we are so happy! We owe John and his wife Beth a lot! They love their job, they are amazing, they accompany you from the beginning to the end! We feel now that John is more like a wise friend than just a realtor! I am telling everyone about how great John and Beth are! Thank you John and Beth!
Matteo & Giulia, Wheaton, IL
I have worked with John in the past. His knowledge of the real estate market and responsiveness is superb! I would highly recommend John and Beth to anyone looking for a new home. John takes pride in his work and does not hesitate to point out problems or issues he sees. Whenever I had a questions or concern, he was available. He wanted me to find the perfect home and not settle for a location just to get a transaction done. John treated me like family and I consider him a great friend!
Sue, North Aurora, IL
When I decided to sell my house in Wood Dale, John was recommended to me as someone who could & did think outside the box. That is one of the things John & Beth do best. In setting up showings they always worked around our needs and schedules. Since I have a dog we either had to take her for a ride or be with her in the yard. They answered any questions I had and never made me feel stupid because I didn't know it. They always made sure to give me any feedback after a showing. When I sold my house, John helped me find a new home in Crystal Lake. We looked at several houses before I found the right one. They wanted to find just the right house for me and they did. They knew what I was looking for better than I did. John & Beth are a good team. I highly recommend them.
Lucinda, Wood Dale, & Crystal Lake, IL
We were under contract with another realtor for six months before contracting with John and Beth. They sold our house in just ten days! They made all the difference!!
Don & Laura, Roselle, IL
I was impress with both the personality and knowledge of both the Garrys. I met one Garry, first via phone on 5/27/16 and in person 5/29/16 and closed on 7/8/16. I believe that 42 day process was the quickest and fastest I have ever been apart of. However, that was due to their knowledge and it showed in their work habits. Finally, I have never been a part of a post home closing dinner party which was provided by the broker. Within 45 days after my closing, I was sitting at such a dinner party. Very impressive and would recommend them to anyone!
Art, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Beth and John were amazing! They were on top of helping us find our home in every step of the process. Knowledgeable, sincere, and punctual are some of the words I would use to describe them. We would sincerely recommend them to someone that is looking to buy a home!
Mark & Ashley, Hoffman Estates, IL
My husband and I were looking for a 3 bedroom home for us and our 2 children. We were always working different schedules so it was hard for us to find time to "house hunt", John and Beth were able to work with our schedules and were able to find the perfect home. While we were on the hunt John and Beth made sure we checked every inch of the home to make sure there were no issues. John and Beth were awesome to work with and we would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a home in this area.
John & Stephanie, Streamwood, IL
I had never had experience with selling a home, so needed to depend entirely on John and Beth to help me through the process. They made sure I understood everything, and responded very quickly to my questions. I was kept up-to-date on what was happening to an amazing degree. It took a surprisingly short period of time before we were "done." I recommend them highly, with absolutely no hesitation
Donna, Itasca, IL
We couldn't have done it without John, after months of looking John found us a home in our ideal location with everything we wanted. It was actually such a popular home we got into a bidding competition with another couple, and after Johns expertise advice the seller chose our offer. This is the second home we purchased with John, and with all the new government regulations it was nice to have someone with the wealth of knowledge like John about these regulations and rules. John is also very knowledgeable about home construction and if you ask his opinion on a home matter he will give you an educated answer, which is more than I can say for most Realtors. I would highly suggest John to anyone looking for a Realtor.
Pete & Nicole, Roselle, IL
As a former client of John Garry, my experience with him was absolutely outstanding. I would definitely recommend him to others seeking a new home. John was patient and knowledgeable of many things that I did not even consider in buying a house. He would always check up on the status and update me whenever something came about in the buying process. He let me know the ins and outs of buying a house, while still making it a smooth process. Unfortunately, buying my house took a little longer than expected but he still handled it with the care and consideration as though he was buying the house himself. He was there from beginning to end and for that I am thankful.
Versailles, Winfield, IL
I found a property online that I was interested in. I requested additional information on the property. I received several text messages and emails from other agents, who never followed up. John was the only agent to take the time and call me on a Sunday to see how he could help. John was very accommodating and knowledgeable when showing properties. He would point out items of concern as well as upgrades to the properties. He helped me find the perfect property at the right price. I would highly recommend John for your real estate needs!
Sue, Lombard, IL
John worked tirelessly to help me find the right home, from the first one we looked at, to the house we closed on. John was readily available and always looking out for my best interests. What impressed me most, though, is John's knowledge of homes and the buying process. He steered us clear of houses with potential problems; whether they be in the structure or mechanics of the home, or the closing process. I would highly recommend John for a sale or purchase, he will go above and beyond for his clients.
Nic, Addison, IL
My wife and I were searching for houses on Zillow.com until we found one that caught our eye. Interested in taking a look (and without a Realtor at the time) we saw that John Garry was one of the recommended Realtors who had received great reviews from past clients. We met John at the house and from the onset we immediately appreciated how down to earth he was. I'm a bit of a DIYer, but John helped point out potential issues that I didn't see. We didn't end of purchasing that initial home, but after looking at a few more, we finally found the perfect fixer upper we had been looking for and closed on it shortly thereafter. Needless to say, we couldn't have been happier throughout the process. And his negotiating abilities... Don't even get me started. Phenomenal! ! We could not be happier! I look forward to recommending John to any of our friends and family. Thanks again John for everything! We can't wait to invite you over for a house warming BBQ in the Spring (once the house is finished)!
Matt & Christina, Wheaton, IL
John went above and beyond my expectations. He was very responsive, listened to what I was looking for, and looked out for my interest throughout the buying process. He made an always difficult and complicated process as easy and as simple as possible, from the time I contacted him right down to the closing. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home!
Adrienne, Schaumburg, IL
I have worked with Michelle for several years purchasing investment properties. This is not always an easy task especially in this market. Michelle seems to make it easy and I know she is always is looking out for my best interest. She promptly answers all my calls and has written multiple contracts in one day. She is always very honest. If she believes it's not a good deal she will suggest I take a pass. I truly appreciate that. She is a true professional, has helped with our success, and in my mind is what a Realtor should be. I have referred he to all my family and will continue to work with for years to come. Thanks
Arif Makda, Skokie, IL
I have purchased 3 homes from Michelle and all three experiences were thorough and very pleasant! She was so easy to work with and calmed me down throughout the process and talked me through every step. I will always go to her in the future should I wish to buy/sell again. Give her a call she will make this process less stressful for sure!
Randy & Janine, Carol Stream, IL
John and Beth were fantastic! My fiancé and I were searching for our perfect first home, and John gave us just that! Took us not even 2 weeks to find our home we are currently living in! The house is perfect and John is a fantastic realtor. He will go above and beyond to help you find the home of your dreams. We highly recommend John and Beth to everyone!
Tori, Plainfield, IL
I highly recommend John as a realtor. He was great, to say the least! He was always available whenever I wanted to go look at homes and when we arrived to each home, he knew a lot about the place and even helped me inspect the home for flaws and positives about the houses. This was a brand new experience for me, as it was my first home buying experience, and John made sure I knew what to look for, guided me through the negotiation process (and even made it simple by sending paperwork through email and having me sign it electronically!), and recommended a great inspector. Even when things were becoming discouraging, he kept a positive outlook and I ended up finding the perfect house for me! He made the whole home buying process as easy and as smooth as possible! All in all, John was a great realtor and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a house! You will not be disappointed!
Sarah, Downers Grove, IL
Great people to work with. Very helpful and patient. John provided excellent incite in to the whole process. If we ever move again, they are the ones to call first.
Vallen & Demetra, Hoffman Estates, IL
I found a home I was interested in. Michelle quickly arrange her schedule so that I could view the home. Later she offered help with a contractor who provided advice on possible repairing to this fore closed home. Although I did not make the purchase she provided regular updates about homes that fit what I was looking for. I continue to access her for additional information.
Troy, Wood Dale, IL
John was absolutely in our corner the whole way through. He answered all of our questions and assured us when we had concerns, I would recommend him to anyone I meet.
Eddy & Ashley, Joliet, IL
John and Beth were fantastic, very professional and helpful in all ways. They went out of their way to help me sell my house and I will use them in the future when needed. Great couple you couldn't ask for a better realtor.
Paul, Hanover Park, IL
When I clicked on the "contact a local agent" button it was less than a minute until John called me! Lucky for us it was also about six weeks from first seeing our home to unpacking our boxes. John was extremely responsive throughout the entire purchase process. He really shines in negotiations and was a trusted advisor for us as we bought our new home.
Bob, Glen Ellyn, IL
Working with John was a pleasant experience. I found him to be knowledgeable, responsive, always punctual and very easy to talk to. I trusted his opinion and I appreciated his honesty. Mostly, I never felt pressured by him. I would highly recommend John to any of my friends and family and anyone looking to buy or sell properties. Even though I worked mostly with John, I did get to meet Beth a few times and found her to be equally as talented and knowledgeable.
Maria, Itasca, IL
After interviewing two other agents I knew John Garry was the agent for me. He listened & heard my concerns and addressed them. With John's guidance I sold my house in a tough economy and purchased a condo that was perfect for my daughter & me. John helped me find the perfect condo that had just about everything on my wish list. He negotiated both deals & helped me stay calm during the process. I don't want to move anytime soon, but wouldn't hesitate to call John when I am.
Jeannette, Schaumburg, IL
John went above and beyond to help us find the perfect home! Both were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and would always answer our phones calls any time of the day. They really had our best interest in mind the entire time and I would highly recommend John and Beth to anyone who wants to buy/sell a home.
Judy, Arlington Heights, IL
Working with John was great. He was very responsive when it came to my questions and acted promptly on my behalf whenever I needed him to. Best of all, he patiently worked with me through the generally stressful process of home hunting. Highly recommended.
Vince, Roselle, IL
My experiences with John have always been nothing short of professional, and I have used John for both personal and investment properties. I have also referred John to many friends and family who also share my opinion of him and have enjoyed much success in the process of buying and selling their homes. I don't think I can come up with enough words to describe all his great attributes and why you MUST choose him as your Realtor for all your needs. I first met John through the phone as I was cold calling people I googled on-line anxious to buy my first home after unsuccessful attempts using other so called Realtors. Unlike others I have unsuccessfully dealt with, We needed someone that would roll up their sleeves and get creative. We had tried to sell the home before with other agents and it didn't seem that our home was a priority to them. With John, the home was a priority. He followed up well and got the feedback we needed to change things so it would sell quicker.
Tim & Lisa, Itasca, IL
If you are looking to buy a house, I would highly recommend John and Beth Garry as your real estate agents. I bought a house recently and they helped and assisted me with everything. I cant count the number of times I called John to ask for questions or concerns, and he would never miss a call or he would call me back in a matter of seconds. They were always available to look at as many houses you wanted until you find the one you liked the most. They are both very knowledgeable and experienced in the field. I have experience in the mortgage industry and I have dealt with a lot of real estate brokers, but John and Beth are by far the best. They don't just help you find a house, but they make sure that you chose the perfect house. My husband and I liked a house and we were about to buy it, when John making sure to check everything in the house, told us that the basement had mold and he would not recommend that house, so we didn't get it. Thanks to him and Beth, we found the house of our dreams.
Erion & Nilda, Bensenville, IL
We have teamed up with John and Beth last year to purchase our very first home. We are certain that we found a great team for many years ahead and looking forward to buying a bigger home when our little family grows 🙂 They are true professionals and would highly recommend them!
Yuriy & Svetlana, Roselle, IL
John and Beth are very nice to work with and very patient for me and my fiance as a first time home buyer. More, John has extensive knowledge and was able to point out places that have issues even at places where we couldn't tell. The most important thing is both of them are highly responsive, and this is the type of agent you want. They were available for us to show houses and finish the purchase contract over July 4th weekend.
Eddie & Sophie, Schaumburg, IL
I cannot recommend John Garry enough- as a first time home buyer, I was completely "green" going into the process. I still remember speaking to him for the first time, after he called to follow up on a Zillow inquiry. Immediately I knew that he was knowledgeable and trustworthy, as he steered me in the right direction time and time again. He must have shown me a dozen different places in my search for the right one! Full of great advice and available seemingly 24/7, even though I would consider myself a "low end" client he makes me feel like top priority at all times! Would use again, and am recommending him to all friends and family in the area.
Suzy, Elk Grove Village, IL
John was a pleasure to work with. He was honest, responsive, I valued his opinion and never felt pressured. I highly recommend him.
Maria, Itasca, IL
I am a downtown professional who was looking to move into a house in the Des Plaines area from my one bedroom condo in Oak Park after getting married. I shopped around online for an agent with good reviews and had the good fortune of landing on John Garry whose reviews were the best I could find, bar none. Having dealt with the man, I now know why. For reasons completely unrelated to John, ours was no easy search. We had a lot of hiccups that meant our search lasted for a few months until we found our gem. Throughout, John (and Beth) was the epitome of patience, dedication, thoughtfulness and class. They showed us home after home, and never once lost the spring in their step, or the genuine care in their approach to our needs. This is a guy who is not so much in it for the money as he is in it to ensure that his clients get the exact home of their dreams, whatever it takes. I've really seldom come across a human being so genuine, sincere, and caring about others. And if one is hard to come by, it seems that John has found the only other person out there with the same wonderful caring and giving personality who can match his empathy, in his wife and partner Beth. It doesn't hurt either to have an agent who is light-hearted with a great sense of humor and infectious laugh that makes the search just a little less stressful. Professionally, John is an extremely knowledgeable and resourceful agent when it comes to the market and his job. He knows about prices as he does about geography as he does about history as he does about roofs/pipes/furnaces (guy was a contractor) as he does about almost all aspects related to purchasing a good house. His communication and customer service is pristine. Besides his indefatigable commitment to finding me the perfect home which he did, he continued to impress in price negotiation and closing, despite working with crazies on the other side *seller's side). We could not have done it without him and Beth. I no longer think of John as just an agent. What agent calls you to follow up on how your new house is treating you months after you've closed on it? John and Beth are great agents yet, but on top of it, they are quality human beings, a rarity of this caliber these days. They are both welcome at our home anytime. I recommend John with every bit of confidence I can muster.
Ahmed, Des Plaines, IL
Once I hit the "contact a local agent" button, it was less than a minute until my cell phone was ringing with a call from John. He remained that responsive throughout our entire home purchase process. John really shines in the negotiation aspect, and was a trusted advisor for us when buying our new home.
Stacey, Glen Ellyn, IL
Absolutely great experience; fought tooth and nail for us as buyers and were truly interested in finding the home that was right for US. Both of them go the extra step for you and look for things that you might not consider when going in for a viewing. I'd highly recommend John & Beth to anyone.
JT, Arlington Heights, IL
John was awesome!!! Very knowledgeable, he really took time in helping us find the perfect home to suit our family's needs. He didn't make us feel like just another client, he answered any questions or concerns in a timely manner and really made sure we were comfortable through-out the buying process. I definitely recommend using him as your agent. There's no one better! 🙂
Lee & Amy, Glendale Heights, IL
John Garry is the most efficient and professional agent I have ever worked with. Selling can sometimes be a bit stressful. But he made the process easy. I highly recommend working with John. He is always there to help you in every step of the way.
Maria & Saul, Wood Dale, IL
We were looking for the "dream house" for 6 months and nothing... Then we've met John & Beth! Thanks to them we have found what we were looking for! A dream house, called HOME! Our son's school is next to the house, parks, library everything needed to raise a child! They were always on time, any time! We are very great-full and can recommend John and Beth to everyone! And one more thing- John is allergic to mold!
Sergio & Agata, Bensenville, IL
John helped us look at homes and when we found one we really liked, offered some excellent negotiating tips. John took our numerous calls and helped us close just before Christmas so we could enjoy the holidays in our new place. I would definitely recommend using him.
Bob, Glen Ellyn, IL
John was a pleasure to work with. He always took the time to explain all the details and was very prompt in returning our calls. He showed us several homes and was very patient and knowledgable about every home he showed us. Whether it be about the schools, property history, and condition of home. We will always use John with great confidence! Thank you!
Rick & Linda, Oak Park, IL
Hiring John Garry proved to be the best decision my wife and I made during our search for a new home. We began our search early, but with another realtor. To put it briefly, our experience was far less than satisfactory, but more importantly we had no idea of just how beneficial an exceptional realtor with decades of experience could be until we met John. I had read dozens of reviews praising John's work prior to giving him a call. I expected that my wife and I would be small fish clients due to our low price range, but my expectations were trumped almost immediately. John went wherever we asked him to go for us, but what set him worlds apart from our past experience with realtors was his interest in our requirements and desires, and his involvement in helping us refine our search time and time again. Rather than a simply patient character, John Garry had genuine concern for our happiness in every home we viewed. Furthermore, John is not just a guide leaving us to figure out the hidden flaws and features a home. He has a keen (and I can't emphasize KEEN enough in this review) eye for damage and quality when it comes to real estate. I got to the point where I found myself trusting everything John told us, because his advice was always spot on when checked against other sources. I am confident that my wife and I saved a lot of money by hiring a realtor who also has a significant amount of experience as a handy man. Just a few days ago, we closed on a wonderful three bedroom split-level that we purchased for $155,000, and we love everything about this house. John helped us get credited for some needed repairs, which were not many but they were significant, and was always responsive and easy to reach. By the end of our search, John felt far more like a friend than someone I only know as a realtor, and even though our business together is finished as far as most realtors are probably concerned John has continued to give me advice on things such as home improvement projects whenever I ask (and I ask him A LOT of questions--he's always seemed happy to respond to my texts). As a bonus, our experiences with John's wife, Beth, and his dog, Molly, we're just as enjoyable. The three of them are a great bunch as people (and dog), not just as professionals. As long as John Garry continues help people buy and sell real estate, I will continue recommending others to his services. I believe everyone who hires John as their realtor can rest assured that they are getting the best in Northern Illinois.
Vincent & Sahbe, Hanover Park, IL
We worked with several agents before we found John. He was the first agent to help us through the entire process; he is very knowledgeable, honest, and kept very close communication always. He showed several houses and always said we will look until we find the right one for your family. I felt like I was his only client even though I knew he was busy with many clients and always made time to answer my questions. I would recommend John whether you are buying or selling a house he is the best agent you can find!!!
Aneta & Dan, Northlake, IL
John is the best! For a first home buyer, he made the experience a great one. He's professional but has a sense of humor which made it feel like I was house shopping with a friend who truly had our best interest. He was honest and responsive which I truly appreciated. You could tell that he actually cared about where we were living and worked his hardest to help us find our home sweet home 🙂 I am recommending all my friends and family and hope that you would too!
Nicole & Ryan, Round Lake, IL
John is an amazing realtor - he is insightful, helpful, and knows real estate inside and out. I would never use another realtor but John. He has helped me both sell and buy properties. He is never too busy to listen or meet you wherever you need him to be. All realtors should be like John!
Lisa, Franklin Park, IL, Round Lake Beach, IL
John is more than just an agent to my family. I am glad to call him a friend. We have sold and bought multiple houses with John over the years, as did my family. He is so dedicated to making sure we are happy in every decision we are making. (And with our crazy Italian family, that is no easy task!) He looks out for us as if we were his own family. It is for those reasons (and many more) that I will only work with John now. If he leaves real estate, then I guess I am staying put for a long time. Thanks John for being as great as you are!!!
Mike & Enza, West Chicago, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, Glendale Heights, IL
We had very specific criteria for our new home; John has great patience and took the extra time to help us find the “right” home that met our list of requirements. We knew this would be a challenging task; he exceeded our expectations and then some! John took the time to really listen to what we wanted and went to work for us! He said, “We will look until you find your home, not just a house”. He followed the entire process through with us up to and including attending the closing in case we had any additional questions. I would recommend John Garry to anyone who is looking to purchase or sell a home.
Mike & Gloria, Roselle, IL
John is the best agent you can find. He helped look over every house we looked at and there were a lot. He pointed out mold and safety issues, bad or poorly maintained items from windows and siding, to roofing, to flooring, and appliances. He will not sell a house that he thinks is bad. He found me better financing than I had. He helped me with finding insurance. He helped me find home inspectors. And I am not talking about fly by night guys, he brought the best. He always got me better than I had found myself. He helped in every aspect you could imagine and he never got frustrated. In fact, he saved me from buying a money pit. I really liked one house and he pointed out so many issues that I realized the house would eat my lunch. He could have just sold me the house and collected the money, but he didn’t. He acted as though he were my best friend instead of a realtor. He got me the best deals at the best prices. He is welcome at my home anytime. He is a true friend. We looked at tons of houses all over, and he never got frustrated. In fact, he told me that he would not sell me a house that had mold in it. I thought I had found the deal of the century. But, he said if I wanted to buy the house I would have to get another realtor. He pointed out mold issues throughout the house and showed what it would cost to clean and pointed out all the health issues with the house. He showed me where floor boards and supports were rotted, where foundations were cracked...etc. You want the best realtor you can find---this is the guy. He will help you find your dream home in your budget in a great neighborhood. And he will keep you from getting in to a money pit. Whether you are buying a multimillion dollar home or a first time small home this is the guy you want. Honest, hard working and he really does care about his clients. He is one of a kind. I must have tried 6 agents before I found him. They all tried to hustle me. They tried to get me to buy homes they were listing that were dumps. John changed all that. There are almost no agents like him. He did so much for my family throughout the entire process that I can’t really express enough how he made home buying a pleasant and rewarding experience. I really can’t say enough good things about him.
Monte, Gurnee, IL
John is a market savvy, zealous advocate for his clients. He is knowledgeable of the process, as well as of the neighborhoods in which he serves. He is patient, engaged and tenacious and I would, without question, look to him again should I find myself in the housing market again. I have referred my friends to him in the past and would do so again without hesitation!
Mark, Itasca, IL
John really was very professional in our home search. My wife and I were looking all over the western suburbs for a home. John found us homes and took us out whenever and where ever we asked. We must have seen over 70 homes until we finally found "the one". It was a short sale and it took forever to get it. If it was not for John’s expertise and persistence in dealing with the banks and the seller’s realtor we would most likely still be out there looking.
Tom & Kathy, Roselle, IL
John was a great help to us in finding an investment property. We were so happy with the service level he provided that we continue using John for all our property purchases
Sylvester, Maywood, IL
I was working with another real estate agent that was not living up to her end of our deal. She was not responsive and not motivated to sell. I changed agents to work with John and it was such an improvement. John consistently had unique ideas, understood my goals in the sales process and listened. He helped me sell my condo in a very tough market. He consistently went above and beyond my expectations to get the job done. If you are looking for an agent that will work amazingly hard for you with a great attitude, John is your man!
Kari, Palatine, IL
John was great to work with and extremely knowledgeable of the housing market in this area. He was persistent and creative in pursing potential homes for our purchase. It was easy to talk to him and he responded immediately to all questions and inquiries. Overall, our experience with John was excellent. We would highly recommend John!
Dana, Itasca, IL
John Garry was amazing to work with. He was very patient with us and held my hand thru the entire process. For us the entire process was a long one. We were on a limited budget and somewhat of a time crunch. We looked at so many houses that we lost track but John was as great on the last one as he was on the first one. We are now happy first time homeowners. I would highly recommend John Garry to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
Gary & Jana, Northlake, IL
John is very helpful and honest will work with him in the future.
Florinda, Wood Dale, IL
OMG!!! I had a number of Realtors helping me and all they wanted was to sell me a house and did not look out for my best interest. Then I found John and I would recommend him to everyone I know, actually I have. He is so down to earth, gives it to you straight, goes above and beyond for you, and he ALWAYS has time to talk to you never rushing. He is the best in my book. He helped my family find a house and now he is and always will be a friend.
Denise, Franklin Park, IL
I don't think anyone’s better, THANKS JOHN
Arnold & Judy, Addison, IL
John has helped my family through three home purchases and in each case John demonstrated tremendous value when assisting in selecting the best house based on my family’s needs and in negotiating a purchase price with a seller. John is thorough, knowledgeable and a great asset. I would strongly encourage anyone looking to purchase a home to contact John Garry
Dan De La Cruz, Bensenville, IL
We had a great experience with John as he helped us purchase a townhome. He is a very honest and up front person. He has helped us with great advice and guidance when acquiring a renter. I feel that John went out of his way for us over and above what another professional in his field would have done. I trust him and I will definitely call on him for any future real estate needs
Lisa, Wood Dale, IL
When John sold my condo, there were no hassles; John handled everything from start to closing! He made the entire process quick, easy, painless, and more money than I expected. His attention to detail and follow up set him aside from all the others. If you are looking to sell or buy a home, John is the guy you want to work with.
Mike, Elmhurst, IL
John is a great Realtor. He is attentive, experienced and knows what you are looking for. He knows how to evaluate houses and see hidden problems. It feels like he is right there with you in the process, because I think he is. He is a great choice. In this market, you need a person like him who has his level of professionalism and years on the job.
Jim, Roselle, IL