DON'T JUST TAKE MY WORD, HEAR IT FROM MY CLIENTS!
This could be my favorite part of the home buying or selling process. There is nothing quite like being praised by my clients when they complete a deal. It's especially humbling when they refer my business to a friend or loved one. Below are just some of the kind words that my clients have said about me, and the service that I provide. My goal is to add your comments soon, too. Please enjoy!
(Note: All client reviews are pulled from online sources they’ve used, such as Facebook, Zillow, and Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, etc.)
“I never would have thought a purchase of a home would go so smoothly. Scott is amazing. What I thought was going to be a very difficult process Scott made it simple. He was very caring and attentive to my needs. I had numerous questions during the process and he was always available, eager to answer, never made me feel as if I was burdensome by asking and gave me clear guidance throughout the process. He is extremely knowledgeable & you will quickly gain confidence in your decisions with Scott and his fabulous team by your side. His communication throughout the process and even after closing goes way above and beyond what you would expect. I highly recommend Scott for the purchase and sale of your home. He is not just an amazing realtor, he is an amazing person.”
“Scott was such a pleasure to work with and he got the sale completed ridiculously fast. I would highly recommend him.”
(Round Lake Beach, IL)
“Scott was a pleasure to have as our real estate agent. From house picking to giving us honest advice to costs and expenses, he never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. As a busy working family, he made sure to keep us updated and helped us through all our queries as first time home buyers. He saw us through all the way to closing and went the extra mile to with his calm and friendly nature kept all our anxiety at bay. I would highly recommend Scott and his great team who helped us through our home buying journey flawlessly.”
Meena & Vijay
“When it comes to realtors there are many to choose from. You naturally want someone accessible, knowledgeable, honest, and genuine. Scott definitely meets those criteria. However for me, personality goes a long way and Scott has personality which made my entire experience fun and enjoyable. Buying a home should be fun and exciting, but the stress gets in the way. Scott does his best to alleviate the stress. He listens and takes the time to really know what you expect in a home, community, and in a realtor. I couldn’t have asked for a better person for the task. I highly recommend Scott. His expertise of Lake the County market is spot on. He is professional, easy to work with, and makes you look forward to visiting your future home. We did an eight house mad dash one Sunday and it was a trip. Give him a call, you won’t be disappointed.”
“Need a realtor? Hire Scott! This guy will take care of you like family. Scott was recommended by a close friend and could not be happier with his work. The process of buying and selling was smooth and easy. Amazing how quick he was at answering my questions via email or text and always kept us updated on everything. Scott is very knowledgeable and knows his stuff!! Our house was sold in 9 hours and we purchased a beautiful house in location we wanted. Scott, you rock, will miss our jokes and giggles!!!”
(Mount Prospect, IL)
“I recommend that you pick someone that is very familiar with the area in which you want to buy. Scott and his team are very well prepared. They made every step of the way very easy.”
“My husband and I found our realtor Scott Straus online. We are so happy with our choice. We loved a house that was off market and Scott did his miracle to find the seller and negotiate the price. I know it sounds unbelievable, but it is true. The communication with Scott is so easy - he is very friendly and responds within minutes no matter if you text him or send an email. All my questions were answered, all my concerns disappeared as we had such a professional leading the process of buying a house. We highly recommend his services! Now we live in our dream home! Thank you, Scott! You remain our Realtor!”
Ivelina & Ivalin
“Scott was amazing and ontop of his game! I HIGHLY recommend Scott Straus as a realtor! A dear friend recommended him to us. He was everything and more, with what we needed from a realtor. Scott can definitly tackle any obstacle successfully. We had 1.5 months to find a home, buy, close and move. In one weekend we found our house and within a month we closed and moved in. We love our new home! Scott truly listened to what we were looking for in a home, he took our ideas and he went to town that very night. The following morning we had 6 listings to look at. Everything moved quickly and he was by our side every step of the way. Scott was motivated, sincere, enjoyable, witty and definitly had our back through the process. My husband and I are extremely thankful for all the hard work Scott put into finding our new home. He made what could have been very stressful, into something fun and exciting! Thank you again Scott!”
Shawn & Tracy
(Fox Lake, IL)
“Scott is awesome! He is honest and trustworthy, plus he was always available and attentive. We bought two homes with Scott and couldn’t be happier.”
(Port Barrington, IL)
“For all you new buyers, buying a home is a real adventure full of quirky characters and properties. I can’t imagine taking on this adventure with anyone else in my corner.”
“Scott sold our home in a couple of days for over asking. He has a dynamic personality. He kept in constant contact with us all through the process. He was always available to answer any our questions. We contacted Scott a couple of months prior to being ready to put the house on the market. We asked Scott for suggestions on what we should do to realize the best outcome of our sale. We followed all of his suggestions and sold for over asking. Thank you, Scott. He's extremely confident and a tremendous negotiator. You will be well served with Scott Straus as your real estate professional.”
Carol & Ron
“All I can say is that Scott is an awesome realtor! He is truly a professional in the industry from his knowledge in the market place to dealing with people and referrals is outstanding! I would highly recommend him to everyone I know. Thank you for you tenacity and persistence and patience with Nedret and I in getting us a great house! You will definitely have us for the our next endeavor buddy!”
Cary & Nedret
“Scott is an amazing real estate professional! He was always very flexible, responsive, and honest; he made sure we were well-informed and comfortable during all parts of the process. We have bought and sold before and feel very lucky to have met Scott - he's the best realtor we've ever worked with, and we would recommend him without hesitation. Thanks again for everything!”
“Scott was definitely a professional in every sense. We have had some bad experiences in the past, but he really put us at ease throughout the entire process. During tours of potential homes, he pointed out issues that we never really thought about.”
“Scott knows his stuff, great to work with, patient, is always well prepared and adds value beyond what is in the MLS. We asked for and saw many homes (well over a dozen) and Scott always found the time to accommodate our schedule and our questions (of which there were many) Highly highly recommend him.”
-Diane & Tony
“We are beyond grateful to have Scott as our agent. From the very first phone call to the end, Scott was and is a person who puts you, the client first. Without a doubt we will work together in the future and we will always recommend Scott to others. Thank you so much for getting us into a beautiful home.”
-Elaine & Robert
(Round Lake, IL)
“I’m in my place officially a year and I couldn’t be happier. I am a first time home owner and had no idea how to navigate the landscape. Scott was beyond patient and educated. I found the very best deal and a place I love and call my home. If you are looking for a home there is simply one else to call. Scott will help you find a home in the same way he would help his own family.”
“Scott was very helpful and flexible in helping us find our home. We were sometimes in a hurry to look at a home when it came on the market and Scott was as anxious to get into them and check them out as we were. We appreciate his flexibility, knowledge and enthusiasm in helping us find our home. Scott was great to work with and he even pulled in some of his team to help when the situation called for it. Great work and thank you so much!”
-Chad & Heidi
"We have worked with real estate professionals in the past. Scott is superior. The communication with Scott is fantastic. He worked with us from searching for the right home to closing. We never felt disconnected. If we wanted to schedule a showing he was available and ready to make it happen. We were shown many homes and Scott used his expertise to guide us through the offer process. He was open and considerate to our thoughts and opinions and never overbearing. Scott remained in contact with us and kept us on schedule for the closing. He communicated what requirements were needed to keep our closing on track. We are very grateful to him and will be our recommendation to our friends and family."
-Theresa & David
(Lake Villa, IL)
"Extremely pleased with Scott and his team! I am not your ordinary first time home buyer and I picked the perfect realtor for my hunt for a historic, old house! Scott has an awesome personality and he has the answers I need, and if he doesn't have them all, he will get me them quickly! I could not be more pleased with my experiences with him, he has earned the opportunity to be my realtor for every house/property that I will ever purchase in my life, and I will recommend him to anyone I know that is in the same position! First time home buyers, 5th time home buyers, final home buyers this is the realtor you want on your team! Thank you Scott for your help in this interesting, once in a life time experience YOU ROCK!”
"Scott is an absolute delight to work with, we shared lots of laughs while on a mission to find me a place. He stuck with me while I wanted to see countless places, even after I almost killed him while going through the drunk house. (You had to be there, but I’m sure this will make him laugh for a while.) He always got back in touch with me in a timely manner, which is great because I’m busy as well. I would highly recommended using him as your agent, if I could give him more stars I so would! Thanks Scott for everything!"
(Fox Lake, IL)
"Scott is the realtor you want when going through the home buying experience. He is very knowledgeable of the entire process, offers valuable insight, is flexible, always available and most importantly makes a seemingly nerve racking process enjoyable with his upbeat attitude and positive energy!"
-Nigel & Dianna
"WOW! We are extremely pleased with the service and communication from Scott throughout our home buying process. We just closed on our house and we can say that from our very first email to Scott until the moment when he handed us our key, his knowledge and communication were both spot on and ridiculously efficient. At the beginning of our process, we had been casually working with a friend in the real estate industry, just to see what was available and what our next steps were. Ultimately, she wasn’t very helpful or responsive and we decided we needed to part ways with our friend if we wanted to fully pursue buying a home. We found Scott’s name, sent him an email, and within the hour (maybe actually twenty minutes), we had everything we were looking for - a list of potential homes, the story behind each of them, and a confirmation that we were going to see a few of them that weekend. Meeting Scott a few days later, we knew that we had made the right choice in the person to help us get into our first house. He shoots straight, moves quickly, answers all of our questions (including both the ridiculous ones and the ones we had to ask two or three times because we forgot the answer). One of the things that stood out to us the most about Scott was his availability. When you are buying a home, you have tons of questions, and you (selfishly) want them answered as quickly as possible. Scott went way above and beyond this. He was immediately available with every text, email, and phone call. Scott also took the initiative to check in with us frequently and share insight on where things were in the process. We never felt unsure or uninformed. When it comes time for negotiations, you want an agent who can keep your best interests in mind. While we were communicating back and forth during the negotiation period, Scott never pressured us into a purchase decision, in fact, he was more than happy to walk away from the deal if it wasn't where we wanted it. We HIGHLY recommend choosing Scott to help you with your home purchase. He is thorough, efficient, communicative, and made our home purchase fun and easy!"
-James & Jenna
"I found my dream home, and it was all thanks to Scott Straus! Scott was amazing throughout the entire process. It’s hard enough taking a client to over 20 homes before finding the perfect one, add the element of being the realtor's wife! All bias aside, he stuck with me with a smile on his face, through homes that the smell alone could knock you unconscious, and homes that you left scratching your head because the layout was like a fun house. We saw it all! The process was amazing, and his suggested vendors were on point! Everything from start to finish was smooth and everyone had great communication."
(Round Lake Beach, IL)
"Scott was enthusiastic and seemed to love his job. He was punctual, good humored, and enjoyed sharing his knowledge. He answered all communications very quickly, offered insights into the pros and cons of each property we viewed, and gave assessments of schools and other intangibles related to the property. Scott is also like the Big Lebowski of real estate agents: chill and always able to toss out a, 'dude' at the appropriate moment."
(Arlington Heights, IL)
"As first-time home buyers we wanted to be guided by an agent who is knowledgeable, supportive, tactful, understanding, and responsive to all of our specific needs and newbie questions. We found all of these qualities in Scott! We were impressed by how enthusiastically he was involved, as if this were his own home search. He was always dependable and remarkably prompt in communication and in action. This, along with his positive attitude and good sense of humor kept us at ease throughout the process. Now we are happy homeowners and with gratitude we HIGHLY recommend Scott to anyone!"
"After working with a Realtor from around the area that was more interested in us following his needs rather than him following ours, we were so fortunate to have found Scott during this often times stressful process. As our Realtor, he helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. He was patient as we traveled endless hours to look at homes over several weeks in the nearby area. In short, he was always on our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Scott was that he was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and finding homes that met our needs than he was on closing a deal. We would recommend him to anyone. "
-Richard & Patricia
"Words can't fully describe how amazing Scott is at his job! We wanted to find a house and move in very quickly so our boys didn't have to switch schools during the school year. We had a fairly long list of things we wanted in a house and very specific neighborhoods we preferred. Scott provided us with a long list of choices within a few days and got us in for showings immediately, all in less than a week after contacting him. We found our dream house on the first day largely because he really listened to what we wanted and worked hard to find it for us! We were able to close within 7 weeks on a house that is larger than we ever thought we could afford, in a great neighborhood AND we paid less than we had in our budget. He is energetic, enthusiastic and a person that you can trust to listen to you and provide honest feedback! I am very particular about who I want to work with and Scott was a refreshing change from other agents I contacted. The thing I like best about him is that he is honest, genuine and truly wants his clients to be happy with their purchase. I never got a sense that he was thinking about his commission at all and I think that's a rare quality to find in a real estate agent! He has my highest recommendation!"
(Vernon Hills, IL)
"Scott went over and beyond what was necessary. He is very responsive and takes care of your needs. An question, even asked for the millionth time, he will answer it and also with patience. In addition, Scott will make sure you understand what is involved and there is no hesitation. He is on the ball and responds in a timely manner. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a home to call their own. Thank you Scott for helping us!"
“The moment we met Scott, we knew he was our guy! He was gracious, hospitable, very knowledgeable and insanely enthusiastic. His personality is just one that instantly brings a smile to your face. He made sure to get to know our kids names, and made huge strides in making them feel included in the whole "home buying experience." Not only was he extremely smart when it came to his job, but in a way he made us feel smart in regards to how he relayed information to us. Home buying and searching can be a tedious task, but he made it fun and enjoyable. Scott is a very reliable realtor that is great at fostering relationships to all the key players. We found him by chance, but we appreciate him more than gold!”
-Amanda & Matt
(Arlington Heights, IL)
“As first time home buyers, my boyfriend and I need all the help we can get. Scott is always available for a call, text, or email and is always able to put us at ease. He won't give up until he gets you in the perfect home! We recommend Scott 100%!”
-Brittany & Joe
“Scott is extremely knowledgeable, responsive and really cares about the customer. Furthermore he listens to customer wishes and finds homes accordingly. He found me and my husband our new home, which is perfect to our needs.”
-Minna & Tim
(Des Plaines, IL)
“First time home buyer, so I had a lot of questions. Scott was immediately available to answer my questions or needs. He texted or emailed me back right away. Very personable and friendly, Scott had my back.”
“Scott Straus, is a professional and very knowledgeable. He is ready to assist and provides excellent service. I know I can trust him to assist me as I sell my home. I am confident that I have chosen the right agent to work with.”
“I went to Scott for some advice on a place, as well as advice on putting my place on the market. He was very knowledgeable and gave a variety of suggestions. Scott was always willing to talk to me within the hour. When I'm ready to put my place on the market I will be going through Scott!”
(Prospect Heights, IL)