What People Are Saying

Whether you are looking for an apartment, loft, condo, or house in the Windy City, we have the resources and client service experience to make this significant purchase both simple and satisfying—as our many contented clients will tell you!

Dave Blum is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of single-family homes. He is a very good listener and works hard to understand and meet your needs. Dave is very responsive - returns messages within just a few hours. He is a pleasure to work with.
CraigE2
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Working with Dave was a wonderful experience. He helped me find and purchase my dream home. My husband and I were casually looking for a new home. A friend referred me to Dave and on a whim I contacted him on a holiday weekend, he scheduled showings for the next day and I was in my new home in six weeks. I never could imagine purchasing a home could be so stress-free. Working with Dave was a sheer pleasure.
Annie M
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Dave was my manager and mentor for 6 years prior to him becoming a realtor. I've known him well over 15 years. He has a strong work ethic and is an open and honest person who I trust and have confidence in. I would hire him as my realtor if I were in Chicago. (I now live in California.)
sapestrak0
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Dave was very prompt in responding to inquiries and scheduling appointments. He made sure to work around our busy schedules and get us in to see properties as soon as possible. I would say that Dave was especially helpful in guiding us through the process of putting in an offer and the stressful time in-between having our offer accepted and closing on the property. He really was engaged with us the entire time and had the answer to every crazy question I had. I would recommend him to my family and friends in a heartbeat.
Liana M
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Friendly, reliable, and responsive!! Dave always showed up when promised and showed me properties that were in keeping with my needs. No time wasted! I am moving from MO to Chicago, and Dave helped me in Chicago.
Virginia Selleck
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This was my Wife and I's first home and first time going through the home-buying process. From start to finish, Dave and his team were on top of everything that we needed to make buying our first home a smooth process. His entire team was responsive when answering questions, clear with their explanations, and very prompt. Expectations were properly set throughout the entire process, and communication was clear and concise between everyone involved. All of this created a relatively low-stress, exciting time while buying our first home. If you are looking for a personal connection and great people to work with, I cannot recommend Dave and his team enough. Thank you, Dave!!
Lucas and Allison C
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Dave has gone above and beyond what you would expect from a real estate agent. First assisting us from long distance while we chose which neighborhood to move to. Then took the time ahead of our trip to look at houses to plan a day long trip to over a dozen houses. He treats you like a friend and?looks out for your needs from the moment you hire him. He also is a strong advocate for your interests throughout the home buying process.
Ana K
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David has been wonderful to work with. He has done everything needed to close the sale of the house, even with some challenges that have arisen. I would highly recommend David.
kentscharrer
Dave is extremely personable, which helps with the buying/selling process but also negotiations on the other end. I'll definitely be using him for future real estate deals.
ericmora53
Dave is truly a class act. His knowledge, professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond for his clients are clear evidence of his desire to develop great relationships. He spent hours at the property with a contractor prior to closing to make certain some repairs were done properly. He was a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to use him again or to recommend him to anyone!
jpekok24
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I really enjoyed my experience with Dave. I met him while looking at a home through a Zillow search. The home was not for me but I ended up meeting an amazing realtor. Dave found me my dream home and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. I had to do some construction on the new place and even though it was not part of his job as a realtor he helped me search for a contractor by calling them and setting up appointments for me. It was so helpful as I travel internationally for work. Once I found my new home I had to sell my current home. Dave put it on the market and within 3 weeks I had an offer and he negotiated to the price that I was expecting. I highly recommend working with Dave if you are considering buying or selling. I will definitely recommend him to others and continue to use him in the future - although I hope to live in my beautiful home for a long time. Thank you Dave!
Margi
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My wife and I recently worked with Dave to purchase our dream home (which is also our first house) in Des Plaines. Dave was very friendly while being very professional at the same time. Dave was truly a pleasure for both of us to work with. We would highly recommend Dave!
Joe W
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Dave is so nice and full of patience. English is our second language, and Dave was very helpful when communicating with lawyers, other agents, and the homeowner's association. After we bought the house, which is so beautiful, he also helped me set up the accounts with the electricity, water, and gas companies. My family loves him so much. Highly recommend.
Richard Z
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Dave was so patient with us showing us many, many homes and worked hard to help us find our dream home! Nothing but good experiences working with him!!
zuser20170425134607998
Dave completed a home sale for us with the highest level of professionalism. He listens, and he follows through, and communicates about all. We have known Dave for years and expected excellence. He exceeded that. Whether you are buying or selling, he ought to be your agent. We could not be happier. Thanks Dave!
Sue B
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Dave was my manager and mentor for 6 years prior to him becoming a realtor. I've known him well over 15 years. He has a strong work ethic and is an open and honest person who I trust and have confidence in. I would hire him as my realtor if I were in Chicago. (I now live in California.)
sapestrak0
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After meeting 3 other Realtors in our home search we were lucky enough to meet Dave Blum. After meeting Dave Blum we decided to have him represent us in our search. In that period of time, which was more than a year, Dave remained patience with us, and in the end we found the home we loved. Dave is the best. Dave was patient, and helful, his knowledge of real estate in the area, and his negotiating skills were some if the most helpful aspects of Dave's service.
Rob S
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I really enjoyed my experience with Dave. I met him while looking at a home through a Zillow search. The home was not for me, but I ended up meeting an amazing realtor. Dave found me my dream home and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. I had to do some construction on the new place and even though it was not part of his job as a realtor he helped me search for a contractor by calling them and setting up appointments for me. It was so helpful as I travel internationally for work. Once I found my new home, I had to sell my current home. Dave put it on the market and within 3 weeks I had an offer and he negotiated to the price that I was expecting. I highly recommend working with Dave if you are considering buying or selling. I will definitely recommend him to others and continue to use him in the future - although I hope to live in my beautiful home for a long time.
Margi S
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Dave made what is one of the most stressful and intimidating purchasing decisions into one that was exciting and seamless. My husband and I knew what we were looking for in a home but needed help facilitating the search and buying process. Dave not only spent his time (4 months worth) showing us various properties, but he provided insight based on his experience as well which helped make the decision for the *perfect* house an easy one. He knew we were buyers that knew what we wanted and didn't push properties just to get the sale. His ability to read the situation and understand when to make suggestions or when to remain neutral assured me he had our best interests in mind. Another thing I particularly appreciated about his services was his honesty and his resources. Need a handyman? He's got a guy. Need someone for flooring? He's got a guy. His connections provided us with a closing attorney and a general handyman plus a few others for the future. Being first time home buyers he gave us so any tips on what to do to prepare (before, during and after closing) that I cannot thank him enough. My husband and I couldn't be happier that he was there by our side during the searching and purchasing process. He will be assisting my mom with her search now as well. Definitely recommend him!
saharnawab159
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Dave has an extremely enjoyable persona about him. Working with him was a pleasure given his knowledge of the market and up-beat yet honest attitude. Dave makes himself available to his clients around the clock which is extremely helpful in the buying/selling process as it can be stressful. I am 100% satisfied with Dave. I have and will definitely continue to recommend Dave to friends, family, and coworkers.
joeb4924
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Dave was great to work with. We had some challenges during the process with the lender and attorney and am not sure we would have closed if it wasn't for Dave. He went above and beyond making sure everything was handle so we were able to close. I would definitely recommend him.
Cbroderick2
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Dave is a superior sales professional who works to fully understand and fulfill his clients requirements. He is highly skilled, understands market conditions, optimizes negotiations, is personable, and a pleasure to work with. Highly Recommended....Five Star Service!
zuser20160914212420995
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Dave has been instrumental in familiarizing us with the Mt. Prospect/Arlington Heights area. His knowledge and professionalism, along with his understanding of our needs and wants made sure we did not waste time. We are confident that with Dave's help we can find a great home in Mt. Prospect or Arlington Heights.
DavidHolland92
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I recently used Dave Blum in purchasing a home, from the very begining Dave was excellent with all communications,was very prompt to return all calls, emails and texts. The entire process went flawlessly. I would highly recommend Dave for any of your real estate needs. Thanks Dave!!
kellyjswishersr
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Dave is a true professional in every sense of the word. He had my back in every step of the process. He leaves nothing to chance. Dave's wisdom, insight and knowledge gave me the confidence to close on the house that I love. He's a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend his services.
peter1282
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This was my Wife and I's first home and first time going through the home-buying process. From start to finish, Dave and his team were on top of everything that we needed to make buying our first home a smooth process. His entire team was responsive when answering questions, clear with their explanations, and very prompt. Expectations were properly set throughout the entire process, and communication was clear and concise between everyone involved. All of this created a relatively low-stress, exciting time while buying our first home. If you are looking for a personal connection and great people to work with, I cannot recommend Dave and his team enough. Thank you, Dave!!!
Lucas C
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Dave is highly professional and demonstrated great knowledge of the Park Ridge real estate market in our recent real estate transactions. His experience as an executive before becoming a realtor is a big plus. It was a pleasure to work with Dave.
ccanetta
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Dave is a very knowledgeable and considerate agent. I worked with him since last year, starting with a short sale. He gave me lots of valuable suggestions. Also, he is a good negotiator. He was well organized for every house tour and planned the route very efficiently. I referred him to one of my best friends, and I strongly recommend him to new buyers. He could be a good agent to work with for your first home. Professional and friendly agent.
Siwen Zhoa
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Dave goes above and beyond on both sides (buying and selling) of real estate. He is quick to respond, listens to the desires of his clients, and helpful through the entire process. Dave was able to find us a house to buy in our desired area, then get our house on the market to sell in a quick turnaround. Because of Dave's diligent work, we won't have two mortgage payments. Thanks Dave!
Jessica C
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Dave really impressed me with a kind of professionalism that is sometimes hard to find. He is truly dedicated to his clients needs, and pays attention to details, keeping you informed every step of the way. If you are looking for a Realtor, you can trust Dave to do a great job!
jofanara
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Being a first time home buyer was a very intimidating process; however Dave was incredible to work with. He was genuine, motivated, attentive and very accommodating, always ready to answer any questions we had. We had lots of parameters for home buying but Dave respected that and worked hard to find the home that was a perfect fit for us. Even during the negotiation and final closing process, he went above & beyond for our interest and got us an excellent deal!! He has a great team of people and contacts who are willing to help just as he is. He always treated us like his close friends & family and as a result today we have a trustworthy and great friend like him along with a beautiful house. It was a pleasure to work with Dave and I highly recommend him!!
Neha S
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Dave is a consummate sales professional who thoroughly understands the real estate buying/selling process. His goal is to educate and support his customers and make the process a winning one!
mamchugh732
Dave was recommended to us by a friend who had worked with Dave to sell his home. We were not disappointed! Dave was great to work with, communicative and responsive to our questions and attentive to our needs. He was eager to help us find places within our budget and parameters and was patient throughout. He went the extra mile in arranging showings for us and being available for us from beginning to end, even during some late nights! Dave was the consummate professional, helping us understand all our options and the entire homebuying process in detail, from end to end without any pressure. As clients, we felt that Dave heard and cared for all our concerns, no matter how seemingly small or seemingly inconsequential. I would highly recommend Dave for anyone seeking to sell or buy. He was more than just a realtor, but a friend who was helping us find a home! Thanks Dave!
Geoff N
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Dave is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and willing to find exactly what you're looking for. He has lived in the area for over 2 decades, so he has immense amount of aptitude for where to and where not to look. Was such a pleasure to work with. Hire him! Would highly recommend.
Matt
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Dave is a great realtor. He is extreamly knowledgeable about stock, schools & ammenities in my search areas. He has accommodated my time requirements without hesitation. He is awesome! I am blessed to have his acquaintance.
beckster3
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After meeting 3 other Realtors in our home search, we were lucky enough to meet Dave Blum. After meeting Dave, we decided to have him represent us in our search. In that period of time, which was more than a year, Dave remained patient with us, and in the end we found a home we loved. Dave is the best. Dave was patient and helpful; his knowledge of real estate in the area and his negotiating skills were some of the most helpful aspects of his service.
Robert Snider
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He has excellent knowledge about the area and connections. Quick response to messages and questions. Very nice guy, and helpful when trying to purchase our first house.
David Feng
Dave has gone way above & beyond what the typical agent does for clients. His communication every step of the way really put us at ease throughout the entire process. He treats his clients as he would if he were buying/selling his own home. Most importantly, he treats his clients as if they were family. If you need a real estate agent, your first and only call should be to Dave!!
mrsun13
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Dave is a great communicator and a very hard worker. He did research on local comps all throughout the listing of our house and adjusted our strategy accordingly. Dave did weekly open houses until we accepted an offer.
jbrandonsimmons
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Dave helped me find an apartment building. He sent me many listing and coordinated the showing for numerous buildings. He kept me informed and got back to me right away with answers to questions that I had. We made offers on a few of the buildings that we toured. He helped negotiate the terms on these buildings and helped negotiate the final terms on the building that I purchased. Dave was instrumental in the building that I purchased. I will continue to use Dave in the future to purchase other buildings.
johnsolari
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Dave is a very detailed person. He listens very intently to what a client wants. Dave is always on top of the properties that are currently on the market as well as those that should be hitting the market soon.
prbs
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So easy to work with. Babysat the whole deal, which was really needed. The sellers broker made everything difficult and the lawyers did too. Will definitely recommend to my family and friends.
Sylvia N
He has excellent knowledge about the area, many connections, and quick responses to my messages and questions. Very nice guy and helpful with the purchase of our first house.
Yan L
Dave is very good at understanding your needs and wants and then following up with homes that fit your criteria. He allows you to set the pace of the process.
jgaliger
Dave is very knowledgeable and is fun to work with. He was very accommodating and handled all of my requests. I would highly recommend working with him as your agent.
Colleen Scimeca



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