When Rose and I decided to downsize from our home in Lincolnshire and look for a 55 and over community, we contacted Tom Reinhofer at Ricke Realty. He helped us prepare our home for sale and researched the market to price our home of twenty years, properly. We came to an agreed price, Tom worked with a professional photographer to help show our beautiful home to the marketplace. At the same time, he began to help us look for a home in an over 55 community. These are not plentiful on the northshore, which meant Tom had to work hard to be able to show us an appropriate and fair selection of residences. The marketing of our existing home was in full swing and we had showings immediately. It was in the second week we had our first offer. NOt only did we get our asking price, but the marketing went well enough thatTom was able to get us more than asking within a three week period. Now was crunch time to help us find a home, arrrage legal advice for closing, home inspection and for money to close and buy something else at the same time. I must say that Tom handled all of taht without us having to worry about anything too much. He arranged everything and all went without any problmes, including the people he had arranged for. This will make your head spin...home inspection, legal advice, bridge loan and closingon both the sale and buying of our new home in Libertyville in a very short time. Thank you, Tom and Ricke Realty.
--Joe and Rose, Libertyville
My wife and I had a great experience with Tom Reinhofer at Ricke Realty. We were looking for our first home and we both agree, working with him far exceeded our expectations. Buying a house can be intimidating. As first-time home buyers, we were not familiar with the process, terminology nor best people to involve. Tom was approachable, incredibly patient and helpful. He answered every question and explained every part of the process. He's a knowledgable and generous agent. Tom took time with us to explain what would be good for us according to our needs, what we wanted and what we could afford. He was always available to meet, even during evenings and weekends. Most people will put forth the effort to meet customers' expectations, but Tom went above and beyond that. He offered a complete team with which to work; from that perfect guy for a thorough inspection, to a very competent and competitive mortgage lender and a fantastic law group which gave us great comfort during the negotiation process and at closing. We even had an interpreter join us during the showings, as my wife does not speak fluent English. In short, we're satisfied and happy. We feel we got a marvelous deal and we'd like to thank Tom and his team for such great service. Working with him has been a gratifying experience.
-- Alejandro Sanchez, Aurora
We loved working with Tom Reinhofer to find our new home. My wife and I always felt he had our best interests at heart. My wife was intimidated by the whole home buying process but Tom made her feel comfortable and at ease. Tom was very knowledgeable about different neighborhoods in Elmhurst and the Western Suburbs. He was able to find us just what we are looking for at the right price. The whole process from selecting homes to visit, to walk through, to contract, and closing were all handled smoothly and professionally. We would recommend Tom to anyone who is looking for a realtor.
-- Don and Yolo Adams
Thanks to Jason & Corinne for finding our first home that not only exceeded my wife's dreams, but also met my financial desires. We truly felt they always had our best interests at heart!
---Kevin & Aimee Hillblom, Oswego
Tom [Reinhofer] is an exceptional realtor. He was knowledgable on every aspect of selling our house, as well as on buying our new home. He did an amazing amount of work behind the scenes in order to make both processes run seamlessly. He always responded instantly to our calls with questions. He was extremely attentive, yet never pushy. We used his recommendations on a lawyer, home inspector and mortgage broker. They were all the best of the best. Whenever we thanked him, he'd tell us "I roll out the red carpet for you every step of the way." And he did! We feel very grateful to Tom for the constant care he took to help us through this course, which could have been a nightmare.
--Brendan and Maura Purse, Aurora
We were so impressed with Jason & Corinne's knowledge of the area & their willingness to listen to us and provide good direction - their knowledge of the home buying process is unparalled. And, they served as great advocates for us throughout the transaction.
---Melanie & Richard Wing, Geneva
We were very pleased with Jason & Corinne's services in the selling of our home--a stressful interstate move. They were always very ethical, candid, accessible, and personable--a welcome change from another local agent we used in a past transaction. We highly recommend them and would definitely use them again!
--Happy Relocated Family
--Joe and Emily, Naperville
Thanks for making my first home purchase an awesome one!! Corinne [Ricke]was wonderful!!!
We felt right at home with Jason Ricke. He is so friendly, very informative and honest. We were extremely comfortable working with him. He will be highly recommended to all of our family and friends. Thank you so much for finding us our perfect home! We love you man!
---Chuck & Michele Freiheit, Arlington Heights
Jason Ricke made us feel very at ease about purchasing our first home. He was very professional and patient with us. We would recommend him to anyone! He is very trustworthy!
---Jennifer & Jared Garza, Downers Grove
Corinne & Jason Ricke made our first-time home buying experience seamless. With their professionalism & experience, we felt comfortable every step of the way.
---Janelle Santos & Josh Rice, La Grange Park
Ricke Realty successfully represented us when we sold our Elmhurst home as well as when we purchased a townhouse and a condo in Elmhurst. We found Jason Ricke and his associates to be responsive, knowledgeable, thorough and professional, and recommend anyone with any type of real estate need to consider the exceptional service of Ricke Realty.
--Nora & Mark, Elmhurst
What do we say about the person who made one of our dreams come true? It's very simple. Thanks to Valerie Gehard! It has only been three weeks since we have been in our house and we already feel very much at home. One day our children are going to grow up in a very safe and peaceful area and it's thanks to Valerie and all her hard work. She maintained a professional and personal relationship with us by keeping us informed of new listings, but most importantly she knew exactly what we were looking for. Above everything we have made a great friend and a relationship to last a lifetime. Again, thanks for eight months of dedication and hard work.
---Leslie & Rene, Plainfield