I contracted with Rafael to sell my condo. I had been impressed with his track record before I hired him but when I hired him, the work he did with the video, online tour of my unit, etc., I was beyond impressed. Rafael did everything he could to sell my unit, but sadly the downtown market has become completely sluggish due to Covid. After a few months on the market with a good amount of showings, but no offers, I spoke to Rafael about listing it for rent. Within a few weeks, Rafael was able to find an ideal tenant for me. Rafael is an ultimate professional, classic act. I strongly recommend him for all your real estate needs. I know we will continue our business relationship when the market changes, but I also am excited to now call Rafael a friend.
I had heard great things about working with Rafael and from my experience, people were not lying! Apartment hunting in general makes me anxious since I tend to be a little picky, but Rafael made finding a new place that my boyfriend and I would like, extremely easy. We told him the kinds of things we were looking for in the perfect apartment and he definitely worked his magic. From sending us several options beforehand to driving us to each location, I feel as though Rafael went above and beyond. Not only is he knowledgeable in what he does, but he is also extremely personable which helped make the process that much better. Rafael makes sure he finds exactly what his clients want, and for that, I would recommend him to everyone I know!
Rafael is knowledgeable about current market trends, what a neighborhood offers as a community and creative ways you can meet your needs wherever you chose to move. We enjoyed spending time with Rafael, looking at many properties, he has a sense of ease, never rushing us, he also has a great sense of humor. Most importantly we felt like we could trust Rafael's opinion. He was engaging but never pushy and he spent time getting to know us as a couple. We highly recommend his services if you want someone who goes that extra step, who feels invested in the process with you and who is genuinely happy for you to find the right home.
Rafael turned what I expected to be a situation full of anxiety into smooth sailing. I had a very short time frame to find a new apartment. I wanted to stay in my current building but didn’t find any listings that had the same layout, view and were dog friendly. I was referred to Rafael through friends and he was able to find a unit, same square footage, view, and he was able to negotiate from a no-pet policy to yes! Plus this unit has updated floors and appliances. What I thought was going to be a nightmare and ruin my whole summer ended up stress-free. Thanks to Rafael!
He has established himself as one of Chicago's most successful and sought-after luxury real estate agents, as demonstrated by his numerous industry awards and a long list of satisfied, high-profile clients, including CEOs, entertainers, and professional athletes.