Who wants a realtor who listens to what you are looking for, remembers those details, and is willing to leave a training on their lunch break to get into and FaceTime you that perfect house? If that is the kind of effort you are looking for then you should contact Dan Spain. Seriously, this is how I found my house: I received Dan’s name with the recommendation that he grew up in the La Grange Park area, is super familiar with the market, neighborhood etc., and also does a good deal of home rehab himself. I thought having a realtor who would come to the homes with an eye toward renovations would be an asset. I communicated with Dan via email, he set me up with an MLS listing account, and he began sending me options. We went out for one “look around” so to speak and I was impressed with Dan’s ability to be objective, to provide great advisement, and I truly got the sense that he is out to protect his clients. He was very honest about aspects of homes I may have liked with regard to resale potential which was greatly appreciated. Dan asked questions as we looked at homes regarding what I was looking for and helped me to narrow some of my ideal qualifiers down such as needing to be close to downtown La Grange, needing a yard that was more than a patch of grass, and was of course in my budget. I also let Dan know I wasn’t afraid of a project as long as my budget on the front side (e.g., what the house costs upfront) accounted for it. After that, we made plans for me to look at more listings and go out again soon to view additional homes. I was excited to get back out, so despite the fact that Dan was in a training all weekend, he connected me to one of his team members, Liam, to go and look at places in his stead. Then on Friday, I got a call from Dan. He let me know that he left his training on his lunch break to get into a house that had just come on the market that morning. He asked to FaceTime me the home because in his words “it is just what you are looking for.” In short, he was 100% accurate. It has a huge yard, is less than one mile to DT La Grange, and while the house is great, it allows for a few projects to let me call it my own. Based on the very reasonable price, Dan knew it would go fast and I came over to look at it that evening. I was the second offer of many that weekend, and with Dan’s help regarding being competitive with bidding and closing dates, I was able to get the house 2 days after it was listed. I closed in March and on my first visit to my new home, I found all the realtor’s cards from the multiple showings in the span of 2 days-there were 19 cards. Had Dan not decided to leave his training, I may not have been early enough to get a bid in to secure this house. I wouldn’t be walking distance to the hub of downtown La Grange, and I wouldn’t be considering all the ways I can use the giant yard that I now own. I feel super lucky, but I know that it’s not luck, it is who you have working for you that leads to this kind of success.
Speaking to that point, Dan has a great team around him as well, Liam Bresnahan took me looking at homes and brought an important viewpoint with his experience working in insurance claims. In particular, I was concerned about water in the suburbs, something I didn’t have to worry about in a condo in the city, and Liam’s advisement was very helpful and calming. Cari Butitta is Dan’s assistant, and she helped to answer copious amounts of questions, keep me on track with things like earnest money due dates, singing various forms, educating me on some important differences about owning a home in the suburbs vs. the city as we chatted over the course of my home buying experience, and being a great support throughout. Finally, Dan is super connected in the area, so finding an inspector etc. was all very smooth and seamless. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dan and his team to my family and friends and if you are looking in the area you should consider them!!
For anyone looking to purchase a home in the La Grange area I would highly encourage you to connect with Dan. We were first time buyers and he helped simplify the process ever step of the way.
He has a great knowledge of the area, was always responsive and gave honest feedback (good or bad) from start to finish to help ensure we had all the facts before making any decision.
Additionally, the others Dan introduced us to as we went through the process (legal, finance, contract work, etc) we're equally impressive. Being able to work with a group like that helped seal the deal and will ensure we call Dan the next time we're in need of real estate advice!
Found a tenant for a Condo home in Park West, Chicago, IL.
I highly recommend Dan Spain! I've known him for a number of years and he's helped us find tenants for rental and also look at properties for purchase. He's trustworthy, knowledgeable & a pleasure to work with!
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Clarendon Hills, IL.
I have worked with Dan on both the buy and sell side for two moves- city to suburb and suburb to suburb. Dan is not only a knowledgeable realtor, but he does all the little things during the process to make it as easy and stress free as possible. Dan takes the time to get to know you and your family and his follow-up skills are terrific. No issue is to small for Dan and his team. I would absolutely recommend Dan to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Showed home in 2012 in La Grange Park, IL 60526.
Dan is very knowledgeable and easy to work with!! He takes his time to make sure you are comfortable and happy with the process and the outcome. I look forward to working with Dan in the future.
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Downers Grove, IL.
My husband and I were extremely happy working with Dan Spain to find our home. We looked in several western suburbs over a couple months and found our home in Downers Grove. Dan and his team always made us feel like our home search was a priority and were very accommodating in scheduling viewings. Dan is highly knowledgeable about the ins-and-outs of buying homes and was helpful in narrowing down our priorities for what we were looking for in a family home. Dan and his team have excellent knowledge of neighborhoods and always helped us make that a priority throughout the search process. We were also tremendously grateful for his guidance in cosmetic changes we could make to the home we purchased. Dan also builds homes so he was able to connect us with contractors who could work on our new home immediately after we closed. The work they did was excellent in transforming our house and we were extremely pleased with results when we moved in a couple weeks later. We are so happy with the positive experience we had in buying our home and highly recommend Dan.
Bought a Condo home in 2011 in South Loop, Chicago, IL.
Dan was tireless in his assistance with my home search. He took the time to understand what was important to me and he thoroughly read watched and served up options to look at. And I just enjoyed working with him!
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Hoffman Estates, IL.
Dan is an excellent agent. He helped us purchase our first home. He was very easy to get in touch with all hours of the day during the week and weekends. His knowledge of the real-estate market combined with his honesty made our decisions much easier then expected.
Bought a Townhouse home in 2014 in Indian Head Park, IL.
Dan was our agent in our townhome purchase. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Western suburbs, and he listened carefully to our needs. We couldn't have been happier with our purchase and with the process. Dan is an exceptional realtor.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Albany Park, Chicago, IL.
Dan was a great partner when we moved back to Chicago in finding us the right home. He listened to our needs and also showed us stuff outside of what we thought we might like. It was a great experience.
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Hinsdale, IL.
All around great experience working with Dan! We looked at over 40 homes before deciding and Dan gladly led us through the entire process. We would most definitely work with him again.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Elmhurst, IL.
Dan did a great job helping us find a home. He was always professional, punctual and his expertise was what led us to the perfect home for our needs. I would recommend Dan to anyone in need of real estate services.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2010 in La Grange, IL.
Dan is great to work with. He is friendly but professional, understands his clients, and always has their best interest. He is able to take the emotion out of some of these decisions in order to represent his client fairly, logically and accurately. We would trust Dan with our future real estate needs. Thanks Dan!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in North Center, Chicago, IL.
Dan was super helpful from start to finish....and patient, very patient. Dan spent a long time with us to find the right lot to build on and where we landed exactly met our needs and budget. On the sell side he provided great advice and recommendations to get our house ready and it worked as we moved it straight away
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL.
I highly recommend Dan - we ended up with multiple offers on our condo within two weeks of listing! He has a wealth of knowledge regarding the Chicago market, pricing, comps, and real estate in general. Additionally, he's honest and trustworthy - things you want in a real estate agent!
Sold a Condo home in 2012 in South Loop, Chicago, IL.
Dan listed and sold our south loop condo in less than a month. His thorough marketing and staging tips were priceless! Because he is a people person he is a natural at sales. He also has a keen knowledge of the real estate industry. Besides all this Dan helped us negotiate a better price than my husband thought possible on our sale.
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Willow Springs, IL.
Dan was very patient with us, we had some specific needs with a lot of restrictions. He was very hands on, we looked at almost 20 homes and I do not remember a viewing or open house when Dan was not there. In the home he helped us purchased he was honest about his concerns about the property. Which we appreciated the honesty and found a balanced between the pros and cons. He found us our last home ... at least until the kids move out.
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 in Western Springs, IL.
Dan was great and kept my wife and I comfortable throughout the entire buying process. He knew everything about the real estate market and has in depth knowledge about home value, assessment factors and issues and home renovation opportunities. Specifically, he helped us immediately increase the value of our home by guiding us to and negotiating with the right contractors to redo and match all wood floors, removed old tiles from basement and re-tile. Really happy with our new home! Dan gave us the confidence we needed!
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in La Grange, IL.
Dan helped us buy and sell homes in 2016. He is professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with! We sold our home in the city and bought in the suburbs and he and his team were able to cover it all. We highly recommend him!