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!

From the first contact with Dave Blum he has been professional in all ways. Being in another state he checked out many condos I saw on the internet and upon my visit to Chicago he knew my likes and dislikes and found me the perfect condo. I highly recommend him. Any future purchases Mr blum of Dreamtown will be my agent.
Barbara S.
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We met Dave via Zillow last year before the pandemic started. Dave and I met at a Starbucks and went through the whole home buying process as I'm a first time home owner. He thoroughly explained the details and expectations that arrive with each step. Due to the pandemic and fluctuation of income and lay off, we halted the home purchase process for another year. This year, I contacted Dave letting him know that we are ready to resume where we left as well as listing our apartment for sale. Dave met with my wife and I, explained to us the process and provided a timeline, he also pulled some data about recent sales in the area to match the best price. Dave's knowledge, patience, and most importantly integrity makes him the "Dream Realtor" you want to work with. Besides, he connected us with a great attorney and mortgage broker that made the process even smoother. We sold our place and purchased a new house in less than two months. We are very grateful to have had the the opportunity to working with Dave. I highly recommend his services for anyone who is in the market for a new house or selling theirs. P.S: If you live in Cook County, ask Dave how can you save on your annual taxes.
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Dave was great to work with in selling my home. He is an expert in all aspects of the real estate business. I really appreciated his advice and he has great contacts which helped make the transaction go smoothly. Dave is a real estate professional I look forward to working with again.
Jackie T.
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Dave was awesome from start to finish. Very helpful in deciding what to upgrade and what to leave before selling my home. And great help with pricing and negotiation. We have bought and sold a house with Alison and Dave and they are very knowledgeable about the area and good people.
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As a first time home buyer, Dave made the experience a breeze. He found a number of houses that fit my criteria and was always available to talk and see houses. He also went over the various steps in the house buying process to make sure there weren't any unwelcome surprises.
Patrick C.
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Excellent follow thru and knowledge of the market. Thank you Dave! He stayed with-in my budget and even helped makes sure I understood all the steps to the process of buying my my home.
Jessica V.
Working with Dave Blum was a pleasure - his expertise and quick responsiveness made selling my home so much easier. Dave went out of his way to help in any he could to assist with the house sale. Thanks again to Dave and the team at Dreamtown for a great overall home selling experience.
Alex P.
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Dave was great to work with! He walked us through the process and made us feel like family! In this crazy market, he was on top of everything and always looking for our best interest. Dave you are the man!
Dario R.
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Dave is knowledgeable, thorough, diligent, and an absolute please to work with. He went above and beyond at every step of the process. Thanks to Dave we got our dream home!
Carmen B.
Dave was a great resource for myself and my wife as we went through the home buying experience for the first time. He was always available for a showing or to answer questions we had. I think having Dave on our side was a big reason our offer was the one that was expected. I would highly recommend Dave to anyone looking to purchase a new home.
John T.
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Sold a single family home in Chicago and Bought a single family home in Glenview My wife and I had a wonderful experience working with Dave. He always answered his phone and was ready to answer questions and helped solved issues as they arose during the process. We used Dave to buy or new home and sell our old home. He really learned what we liked and found us a home we love. Went well beyond his job and truly cares. Will recommend him to anyone we know looking to buy or sell.
Marc M.
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Dave was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was extremely responsive, receptive to our asks and genuinely hard working. He took the time to get to know us and our needs/ wants and then made sure he was present throughout every step of the process. We tend to move quickly, and Dave took that in stride! Dave also took the time to bring things to our attention that would save us money and time. We highly recommend working with Dave (and Allison)- top notch experience!
Elizabeth N.
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Great experience as a first time buyer - was very detailed and organized, which made this so easy for us. Would 10/10 recommend and will use again in the future when the time comes!
Stacy R.
Dave was fantastic from start to finish. He was extremely knowledgeable and provided great communications throughout the process. He was patient with us and also super responsive as our needs evolved during the search. Overall, we could not have asked for a better experience.
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Dave is the best to work with. It was a real pleasure to meet him and be on the ride to purchase our first house. Dave explained all details and he was so knowledgeable ab out the process of buying home. I highly recommend Dave, especially if you are looking for a smooth and stress free experience.
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We are very pleased with Dave Blum and his team. We sold our place quickly and with ease. We will definitely use them again in the future. Thank you for everything!
Dave is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Works diligently for the client with their satisfaction being paramount. Was helpful in recommending contractors for post sale work that needed to be done. Provided good guidance during negotiations.
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We met Dave through a Zillow recommendation at the beginning of the quarantine. We were moving from Milwaukee to Park Ridge, and he was both patient with the safety precautions and knowledgeable about Park Ridge in general. Dave was also the best communicator. He learned quickly what we were looking for, and he allowed us to go through the process at our own pace. When it came to negotiations, he was very helpful and put our interests as a priority. He continues to help us with finding resources in the PR area and we hope to stay in touch.
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Bought a condo home in 2020 in Uptown, Chicago, IL Dave was fantastic from start to finish. He was extremely knowledgeable and provided great communications throughout the process. He was patient with us and also super responsive as our needs evolved during the search. Overall, we could not have asked for a better experience.
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Dave Rocks! I had very specific needs and wants and Dave was able to find me a house that hit everything on my checklist. He encouraged me to look at this house after I initially said no when he sent me the listing and I am so glad that I did. Dave made the process very easy and stress free. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.. His jovial personality and calmness certainly helps during the home buying process. One thing about Dave that is awesome is that he never came across as just trying to get a deal done for the sake of getting a comission and sale. He was very focused on finding the right property and I never felt he was pushy to just a deal done.
Eric C
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Dave was wonderful to work with. He went above and beyond, helping us not with just finding a house but with the entire sales process. I never had to worry that I was forgetting to do something as Dave was always on top of it. I cannot express how happy we were working with Dave.
Jeremy C
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I cannot even put into words how amazing Dave is! I came to him after starting out with a not so great agent and not so great lender. I was actually losing the ability to bid on properties because of their poor response time. Dave absolutely righted the ship, and found my dream home. He was incredibly responsive, and managed to coordinate everything (even during the COVID-19 pandemic)! He connected me with an excellent lender, and we were able to close 30 days after making the offer on the house. Dave has a great team in his lenders, lawyers, inspectors...everyone! Don't hesitate - call Dave and you won't be disappointed!
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Sold in 'hours' for the asking price-!! Dave Blum 'knows' the market and 'knows' how to get your property sold. If there was a '6-Star' rating, Dave would exceed that mark and than some. Interviewed several other local realtors, no-one came close to meeting Dave's knowledge of the market and his sales expertise. No reason to choose second best, when you can list your property with Dave Blum. Don't even think of listing with someone else-!
David G and Carolyn A
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Dave was awesome. We saw a lot of homes and kept coming back to one that needed some work. Dave was great about working with the contractor and very knowledgeable about remodels in the area. We ended up in a competitive bid situation and Dave was so good about providing ideas to be very competitive while not overpaying for the property. If I ever move, would definitely work with Dave again. Top notch experience.
Taylor B
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Dave Blum was a pleasure to work with. He is professional, knowledgeable, and very easy to work with throughout the process of buying a home. He was always on time, upbeat, honest and had great attention to detail in all aspects. He also offered excellent referrals on related services. I would highly recommend working with Dave!
Scott R
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Meeting Dave Blum was the answer to my prayers during a very difficult time. When my elderly parents passed away within weeks of each other, I was faced with the impossible; managing the sale of their home from where I live, 700 miles away. The house and two garages were packed with 60+ years of accumulated belongings. It was daunting. Dave and his lovely wife, Allison, promised to take care of everything - and they did. After providing me with excellent referrals for prompt and fair-priced professional services, they personally attended and supervised home repairs, the estate sale, multiple donation pick-ups and junk removal in my absence. Within two weeks of my departure, they had the house empty and sold before it even went on the market. From pricing to clean-out to sale negotiations, their advice and counsel was spot on every time. Knowledgeable, personable, efficient and hardworking, Dave and Allison led me through this difficult time seamlessly, and they kept me informed every step of the way. Not only are they awesome real estate agents, they are genuinely good people as well. I highly recommend Team Blum!
Karen E
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Dave was helpful in helping us understand the market and getting renters into our new property ASAP! As well as advising us on easy things for us to do to increase the aesthetic and value for potential renters.
Ian and Tyler
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We worked with Dave on a property we were interested in as an investment. From the get go, he made us feel comfortable and went the extra mile on every aspect of the transaction which went like clock work. I would recommend him in an instant In fact, we will have him represent us when we sell our primary home one day in the future. Very pleased overall.
Jim B
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My parents are first time buyers. We had been on the home search journey for more than 3 months before we met Dave at the open house of our current house. We liked his personality so much that we chose him to represent us. He was really knowledgeable, helpful and really responsive to our questions during the entire process. He went the extra mile to work with the seller to ensure all of our concerns about items in the home inspection were addressed. He informed us with every steps of the process and gave his opinions when we needed, explained to us tasks that we should do during the closing, which made the process seamless and less stressful. Your help is really much appreciated, Dave. I would definitely recommend Dave to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
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Dave was the selling agent of our current home, and we liked him so much that we hired him to sell one of our properties in Palatine. Dave goes above and beyond for his clients. He is extremely responsive and was spot on during the negotiation process. He cared about us getting the best deal possible, and his advice was very valuable throughout the process. Dave was fantastic at getting people in the door to look at our property. He held one open house after the other and made sure that we got the traffic needed to get our offer. My wife and I HIGHLY recommend Dave for any of your realty needs.
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Dave Blum an exceptional agent! He truly cared about our needs, he was very knowledgeable, friendly and honest. He expertly handled all our first time home buyer questions, and helped us to find a great place. Also, he was always prompt in replying at any time of day or evening. Dave had great recommendations for lawyers and loan providers, which made the process much easier. We had the pleasure of working with Dave Blum, and we highly recommend him to everyone.
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I was a first time buyer. Dave helped me every step of the way. He made me feel very confident in my decisions and really looked out for me. I have a great respect for him as professional who knows what's going on in the market. I would recommend him to anyone.
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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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
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 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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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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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
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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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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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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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
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!
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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.
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.
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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.
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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!!
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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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!
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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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!!
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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!
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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!!
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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.)
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