Testimonials

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"After a year and a half of being listed with two other realtors RE/MAX | Paige Realty Group was able to sell my home in 65-days and for more than 98% of the asking price. My home had been listed for over 18-months without a sale and it just seemed like high-end homes like ours just weren’t moving. It seemed to be true for our home too. However, because of Paige Realty Group’s extensive online advertising and promotion, they found a buyer within in just a little over two months who bought it for virtually the same price I had been listed with the other realtors.
We used RE/MAX | Paige Realty Group because we felt like they did more than any other agent had before them. Other agents seemed to just throw the home on the MLS and then would disappear, conveniently forgetting to call us again. With the Paige Realty Group team we were updated every week during the entire process. They did more advertising and promotion than anyone else in the area. I had seen all of the ads and flyers from the other real estate teams and initially thought they were just underpricing homes. But thankfully what I actually thought turned out to be wrong. After a short and easy meeting with the Paige Realty Group team, we felt like confident our home would sell. The results were proven and after 65-days our home sold and got the price we were looking for."

- Wilfredo Monge, Chicago, IL

I was surprised at how easy the process was

" Ok, I will admit that I couldn't stand the thought of selling my home. Don't get me wrong. I have some nice memories in the place. Some nice sedimentary moments to cherish. But that wasn't what held me back. It was the idea of strangers invading my home like man-sized cockroaches. Poking into my private belongings. Asking awkward personal questions. Sniffing my fridge. All that fun stuff.

I knew letting people visit the home was a necessary evil if I wanted to sell it, because this was my 7th home I had sold. But I had no idea how to keep it from becoming a major sideshow attraction. I thought of trying to sell it privately myself. Then my neighbors kindly terrified me with their horror stories of private selling. I promptly decided that this was something better left to the professionals.

So I called a local realtor that a neighbor was using and he told me he could get the job done. He also informed many different agents and people would be walking through my home. Also he told me that that it would take 3-6 months to sell the home, and I could not handle making my home the new stomping ground for that long.

Hearing my plight, a friend recommended Steven M. Paige. This friend assured me that he would make selling my house very easy. After a couple days of contemplating I made the call. I was pleasantly surprised at what he told me.
Steven informed me that each buyer would be vetted and he would be on hand for every showing. If they weren't on his list, they were not getting in. It was like I had my own personal bouncer!

My enthusiasm dampened when he wanted to sell my home for $28,500 more than the other agent. Also there where nicer homes in my neighborhood priced less than mine and none of which were selling! I told him my concerns, thinking this whole thing was a waste of time and money. He assured me that his system was different from what the others realtors where using, and it would sell my home fast, at the full asking price!
I was still skeptical, so I called my friend back to talk to her about it. She also assured me Steven’s method would work. He'd done it for her with her own home. I decided to give it a go, preparing myself for a wild ride.

The next day Steven sent a photographer to take pictures and a video. I have to say I was completely blown away with how nice my home looked in the video and the marketing strategy they came up with. The day after he started advertising we had over 14 buyers wanting to see the home. After just three showings we had three full price offers. Then we had two more from buyers who had not even walked through the home.

After Steven reviewed the offers with me, we accepted a full price offer! But now I have a new problem. I need to be out of my home in 45 days! If I wasn't careful, I was about to be a very wealthy homeless person!

So off I went with Steven to look at homes. I thought the hard part was done when I found the neighborhood and layout that I wanted. But to my dismay there was only one home for sale in that area. Steven told me not to worry. We would have plenty of homes to look at tomorrow. Sure enough, the man cold-called every house in the neighborhood and found eight more sellers! Steven negotiated the price, the terms, and took care of everything. All I had to do was pick the one I wanted.

I have to say I was blown away with how easy the whole process was. Steven was always two steps ahead of any problems. If you are thinking of buying or selling your home, I can thoroughly recommend Steven."

- Kelli M., Chicago, IL

I was very skeptical after many failed attempts to sell

"I had my home on the market for quite a while and it wouldn’t sell with many realtors over the course of 1 year. Once it expired I had many realtors sending me information, probably 40. Then I saw something that Steven sent me and it caught my eye. I was very skeptical about working with realtors after being burned over and over. I decided to give Steven a shot and was very happy that I did. I found him to be someone who didn’t make false promises. His marketing team came up with a plan and it really worked! He was not just sitting back once my house on was on the MLS and wait for another realtor to bring the buyer. He’s was very aggressive on getting my offers and working out the best one to get me the most money. He’s much more technologically advanced than anyone I had dealt with and most of all he has integrity, he does what he says he will do. I found him to be competent and caring. He addresses every issue I bring up with respect and I have now sold my home and I’m very happy. If I had to sell or buy another home I would come back to Steven."

- Tony Steeb, Chicago, IL

I would highly recommend RE/MAX | Paige Realty Group

"We found ourselves in a pretty sticky spot. We bought our house at the wrong time and then were about $80,000 upside down. After struggling with the payments, we put it on the market. We had almost no activity until RE/MAX | Paige Realty Group got involved. They were able to negotiate with the banks get a fair payoff. Everything went great and the Paige Realty Group team kept us in the loop until our house sold.
It was such a great relief because being in financial trouble is just one of the hardest things any family can endure. It felt like a giant weight was lifted and we were now able to move on and build a new life. Paige Realty Group were true to their word keeping us updated on a constant basis. Even when there were a few bumps in the road (which had nothing to do with them), they kept us informed and just knowing the truth helped us greatly. We felt like they were fighting for us every step of the way.
I’m in sales myself and obviously there is always a temptation to sell your client on more than you could deliver. What we experienced with Paige Realty Group was the exact opposite. They under-promised and over-delivered and in the end we were very happy with the service. I could tell that they were making things happen that were typically very difficult for most agents. They were able to navigate through the complex mortgage banking system like pros. I would highly recommend Steven M. Paige to anyone looking for a professional real estate agent to help them buy or sell a home."

- A Paige Realty Group Client For Life

Large amount of exposure got me my asking price...

"I choose RE/MAX | Paige Realty Group because I liked the large amount of exposure you are provided on the Internet, with the videos, drone. I was shocked when we had three offers right off the bat, but Steven told me to hold off for another week for a full price offer. Sure enough we had a cash full price offer a week later! Everything was done for me for a timely closing and it was painless! I didn’t do any of it. Steven did all of it. I feel that the increased technology in the advertising and the presentation of my home really made a difference in how quickly it sold and getting my asking price as well. I like really like all the video and the drone shots, it showed the close proximity to the beach. You can say it’s two blocks from the beach but then there are short blocks and there are long blocks. I most definitely would recommend Steven and RE/MAX | Paige Realty Group in general for anybody who was thinking of selling their house or buying a house."

- L. Spellman

My home was not selling…no offers for 9 months

"Our home was on the market for a while with no activity, when it came to for a new agent I decided to give Steven a try. I wanted to sell the home and not have people walking through by home that were not really interested. I’ve heard nothing but complaints (from other sellers) about to many showings, but it just wasn’t an issue for us. We had a handful of buyers that were already approved and narrowed down to this is exactly what they are looking for. We didn’t end up showing the house an overabundance. I had a friend who complained about 80 to 90 showings and not one offer. When they had offers come through their real estate agent just wasn’t able to get the deal done. I kept telling her you need to call Steven. Steven was able to take care of every little situation that came up for me. He was able to think through things before they were a problem. After getting the contract, I was concerned with the inspection, because this house was older. I was also concerned with the appraisal but the process went smoothly. Steven was really involved with the whole process to make sure they were aware of all the upgrades to get me the most money for the home. I’ve already recommended Steven to a lot of people. I say if you want to sell your house you need this guy to handle it for you."

- Patti DePalma, Chicago, IL

Paige Realty Group will get the job done right away

"We were very happy that they were able to move the property at a time that was very crucial to us. At first we hired someone to sell our home that didn’t really know what they were doing. They were new to the business. Then, when we hired RE/MAX | Paige Realty Group it was amazing. They did so much more for us than the other agents had. At the time, it became very urgent that we sell our home and it became very tiresome to deal with the variety of things that came up. However, once Paige Realty Group got involved things quickly changed for the better. They were diligent and persistent and tenacious.
In the end they were able to sell our house at a very critical time. If we had not been able to sell our house when we did, we would have had a heap of problems. At first when we received Paige Realty Group’s fliers, we were very skeptical as we had already been burned several times. However, we took a chance and everything worked out in the end. Paige Realty Group’s team did everything they said they would do. It is with confidence and trust that we would highly recommend them for any of your upcoming real estate transactions. I’m sure there are others out there that may be up against the clock and facing crunch time in terms of selling a home. Steven will get the job done right away.
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- Mike & Melinda Monoghan, Chicago, IL

RE/MAX | Paige Realty Group is truly the real deal

"I can tell you that RE/MAX | Paige Realty Group is truly the real deal. I have had nothing but good experiences with them. I have bought and sold a lot of houses and thought I knew how to do it; I had a good history of doing it. Specifically, there was a house in a rural area we had it on the market for 8 months. We had priced it below market yet we weren’t getting any showings or offers. Nothing was happening at all. The problem was that the market changed and there were certain houses we just could not sell.
RE/MAX | Paige Realty Group had approached me many times for a period of several months. Finally, after enough much frustration I decided to give Paige Realty Group a try. In what seemed like no time at all we had 68 showings a lot of offers. In the end we sold our house for the same price the other realtor hadn’t been able to sell it for. If it weren’t for Steven, I don’t think we would have sold our home."

- Carolyn Frankl, Chicago, IL

We were really satisfied with the outcome

"In the one year experience with other realtors, we only had one so-called offer and it was a little iffy at that. RE/MAX | Paige Realty Group put a plan together and suddenly things began to happen. We started getting offers immediately and within 2-months later the house was sold. We were really satisfied with the outcome.
We had kind of figured out what our bottom line needed to be and were really excited that we sold the home for more than we had expected, even with the decline in the housing market. If you want your home sold quickly, then you can trust the agents at Paige Realty Group. They have some great ideas on how to sell homes quickly and at the best price.
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- John & Cindy, Chicago, IL

Highly Likely To Recommend

"How refreshing to work with someone who really took the time to understand our needs. Steven was a breath of fresh air and put true effort into digging up everything he could find that might work for us. He exceeded my expectations. The Chicago market is complex. Steven helped us feel like we had someone in our corner looking out for our best interest.

It was such a pleasure working with him and I would recommend Steven to anyone with real estate needs in the city."

- Christine Livingston, Indiana

Highly likely to recommend

"I hired Steve Paige when I first purchased my condo in Chicago 13 years ago. He found for me exactly what I wanted. I hired him again to sell the condo recently. He researched the area thoroughly, suggested an appropriate asking price and explained his reasoning, and we had two buyers in less than two weeks. He does it right."

- Gary Palika, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"We felt overall that Steven did a nice job pulling together market info to give us a good sense of true home values in Park Ridge. He was very responsive to our requests to see homes and was accommodating and flexible with the scheduling. We thought that he did a pretty good job negotiating the purchase of our new home (which we love). We would recommend Steven and will likely use him for our next sales and purchase."

- Kevin Grace, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"We are first-time home buyers and Steven made the whole process very seamless! He took the time to show us around the different neighborhoods. We really appreciated his knowledge on home conditions/improvements and what we should be concerned about and what are easy fixes. He took the time to get to know us and what we were really looking for within our budget and helped us to get a great deal on a house we love!"

- Colleen Rudgers, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Steven was very responsive and set up appointments for us immediately. He was knowledgeable about the neighborhoods, offered expert opinions on what it would take to add a bath or remodel a kitchen, and genuinely cared about our needs. He was fun to work with, always upbeat and energetic. We respect his opinion and felt the communication was top notch. I highly recommend him!"

- Debra Scheck, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Being a first time homebuyer, I assumed that the home buying process was going to be the most anxious and nerve-wrecking experience in my life. However, Steven M. Paige thankfully proved me wrong! He made the home buying experience enjoyable. He made sure to explain each step to me and was always there to answer my questions and address my concerns. I wouldn’t have been able to go through this experience without Steven’s knowledge and expertise. What really stood out to me in this whole experience was that Steven didn’t treat me like I was just a client. Instead, he treated me like I was his brother and made sure I was comfortable enough with what home I wanted to purchase. He wasn’t concerned about the sale- he was concerned about me buying the best possible home for my self. That’s what I call customer service. Steven was very patient with me and I’m sure any other realtor would have gotten fed up and passed me along. Not Steven. Steven M. Paige is not a quitter. He is relentless and his passion shines through his work. I hope whether you’re a buyer or a seller you choose Steven M. Paige. He will make your home buying / home selling experience will be the best one you will have.

I will definitely recommend him to my family and friends. He’s officially my go to guy when it comes to Real Estate!"

- Barry Doan, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Would definitely recommend. Steven walked us through the entire sale process from start to finish and really gave us the confidence that our home was going to be listed in the right hands. Anytime a slight problem would arise Steven was right on top of business and fixed it accordingly. In our great northwestern Chicago neighborhood we simply could not ask for a better and more caring realtor than Steven Paige."

- JP, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"I tried to sell my newly rehabbed home on my own. After 2-3 weeks of no success I reached out to Steven. Steven took over! we worked together to reach my expectations of sales price and time frame. Steven worked up a full list of comparable properties and carefully walked me through each and every one of them. Through his guidance we had numerous showings from the start. Sold in 7 days above expected sales price."

- Bohdie, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Steven helped us buy our Home. He guided us through the entire process and helped us get the home in a multiple offer situation. Most impressive thing about Steven is his true passion and love of Real Estate. He is a wealth of knowledge."

- Carol Nesci, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Steve immediately jumped into action when I requested to put my home on the market. We had a thorough and informed discussion on setting the price of the home based on the neighborhood and the market. Within 6 days of the listing, I had a contract in my hand and then closed in 30 days. Now THAT'S action!!! I would recommend Steven Paige as your next real estate CLOSER !!"

- Daniel Ott, Park Ridge, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"We first met Steven Paige at an open house for one of his listings. We immediately fell in love with the house but felt it was not in our budget. We were very impressed at Steve's knowledge of the neighborhood and all the listings in the area. He took the time to explain what set the house apart from the other houses we looked had already looked at. Steve was very honest with what the house already had or needed. His honesty and knowledge of the houses made us feel comfortably about buying a house that we did not feel was within our budget. Looking back at the whole process it was one of the best decisions we have ever made. I would highly recommend Steven Paige."

- Gus Vasilopoulis

Highly likely to recommend

"Steven is excellent in every respect, from showing properties that fit the client's specifications, to negotiating the contract, to putting the client in touch with vendors for homeowners insurance etc, and for building trust with the client so that he/she knows Steven is working to get them the best house at the best price possible. His knowledge base as as builder himself is very useful when appraising the "quality" of a house with respect to finishes and overall potential resale value if so desired in the future. We could not have found a better agent for our move to Chicago. Thank you, Steven!"

- Salman Khetani, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Steven gets after it. Some good friends recommended me to him, telling me he was the best, and a good dude at that. After going thru my first home-buying experience with him, they were spot on. Steven made an overwhelming experience actually somewhat enjoyable, helping me narrow down exactly what I wanted (going in I didn't have much of a clue). He was always reachable and seemed to have a knack for when to push forward vs. when to take a step back. In the end I got exactly the type of place I was looking for and am able to show it off with pride. Anytime now that anyone tells me they're thinking of buying a place, the first words out of my mouth are "Do you need a realtor?""

- Scott Nelson, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Steven pays tremendous attention to the details. After a walk through of our home and a complete market analysis he advised us on a spot on value to list the home. Works incredibly hard and takes complete control of the process and sees it through beyond the closing of the deal."

- Mark Nesci, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Steven exceeded our expectations. Not only did he make us his first priority, he made sure to address any concerns or doubts we had when it came to looking for a property. Steven found us the perfect home that had everything we needed and wanted. Steven wasn't trying to put us in the most expensive home. All he cared about was putting us in a home that we can live in for the rest of our lives. Steven helped us get the best deal for the home I am completely happy with. Steven went above and beyond and made sure we were able to get the home of our dreams.

It's a pleasure having you as our realtor. I am definitely recommending you to my family and friends."

- Tricia & Rob Bakker, Park Ridge, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"When looking for a realtor, I needed someone who was intelligent, trustworthy, and ethical. Steven had all these traits and many more. Steven put me at ease when he was helping me sell my home. Steven expertly staged and marketed my home and because of this he was able to get me the best deal! Had I chosen a different realtor I wouldn't have had the same experience. Steven effortlessly sold my home and I have so much respect for him.

Thank you Steven very much! I have already recommended Steven to my friends and family and will continue to do so."

- Tricia Railton, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"I met Steve about two Years ago. I received his information from a billboard. He was extremely helpful from the start. He was going to assist us with the Selling of our Home. My husband & I met him in his office. He took his time with us and answered all concerns and questions.Something fell through on my part. However, Steve was extremely understanding and told me to contact him in the future. I will definitely contact him when we are ready to buy or Sell."

- Linda Sandoval, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"I had a tough job for Steven given time constraints and he got it done. I like him as a person and think he a stand up guy, above all else. What else can you ask for in an agent? Believe me, there are MANY RE agents that are not of the same calibur. Recommend him 100%."

- Nicole Francis, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Steve is the best, his effort and work was 100%, he helped in each and every way to get me my house. He was very personable and easy to work with. We could tell he has lot of experience in this field because he handled my situation with ease which i thought would be difficult. I highly recommend Steve for buy/sell the property. I will definitely choose him again in future."

- Sam Patel, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Steven is a rockstar. As first-time homebuyers my wife and I were in need of someone knowledgable, forthright and trustworthy to make our experience a successful one. Steven fit this bill and then some, helping us find our dream home and making the process in purchasing it a smooth one. I've recommended Steven to several others since our purchase and would continue to do so on into the future."

- Matthew J Peabody, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"My fiance and I recently purchased a house with the help of Steven. Steven showed us the house we purchased. I am so glad we worked with Steven. We would have never asked to see this house. He has an eye for finding amazing homes. He listened to what we desired and found us a home that fit all of our needs.

Steven was very responsive and always available. Steven is a good agent to have on your side. He is great at negotiating. He helped us get a cleaning credit on the day of closing. Steven is an advocate for you and will be helpful in finding our home. He also was helpful in ensuring the closing date was on time, he stayed on top of our mortgage broker. We recommend his services."

- Kathryn Kohls & Matt Johnson, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"We knew that with you it wasn't about putting us in the most expensive house. It was about finding something that met our needs and you were really great at showing us houses that were under our budget, but exceeded our expectations. There was no doubt you were there to help us find the best deal and find the best home we could get and make sure that we were happy and comfortable. I know that you absolutely listened to what we wanted and needed."

- N & J Parsons, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Steve, I've gotta tell you, I think you're first rate in every way. Really, you were really professional, you're knowledgable, dependable, and importantly I thought you were sincere in all the activities and things you provided my wife and I. We were very, very pleased with the way you handled yourself."

- J & E Johnston, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"We were able to find a great house and you helped us a lot considering we were both out of town and you were acting on our behalf and did the walkthrough on the house- everything was perfect and we definitely trusted you. You proved we could trust you so we would definitely recommend you to any friends that will be looking to make a big purchase in the future."

- S & T Trout

Highly likely to recommend

"You were on top of the feelings, concern and doubts I had and never said a word, never said anything that would upset us about being "serious buyer" or anything like that. So we really appreciated it- our interests were definitely your first priority. Thank you for being patient!"

- R & K Jones, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Thank you so much for the bottle of champagne. It was very thoughtful of you. I really appreciate all the hard work and effort you put into finding me a home. Even though it's a lot of work, I'm really enjoying my new place. You and Kristen will have to come see it once I'm done with the kitchen. Thanks again."

- Staci Gordon, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Steven did an excellent job. He was very involved and saw the deal through to the end. Being first time buyers, we appreciated that. We are recommending him to our friends. Thank you so much for everything! We were so lucky to have you guide us and stay beside us throughout our whole "buying a first home" experience. You helped make the process easy and enjoyable. We felt like you truly cared about our investment and happiness. Here's just a little something to show our appreciation. Chris and I heard you love this place... so enjoy! Thank you again!"

- The Hales, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"Steven was very good and we appreciated his dedication during our search. Now that we're settled in, we'd like to thank you for all your support in finding us a home. We are truly enjoying being city dwellers. The crystal candlestick is beautiful. It just sparkles on the fireplace mantle. We'd love to have your family over for dinner in the future. Give us a call."

- Lisa & John Ross, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"We never could have found a place like this without your help! We love our place, and the location is perfect. Thanks for all of your patience, guidance, and advice throughout the whole process. We'll definitely pass your name along to any of our friends looking for places. Thanks for the Bulls' tickets as we'll! We had a lot of fun at the game!"

- Jim & Kathy Thielke, Chicago, IL

Highly likely to recommend

"I had a tough job for Steven given time constraints and he got it done. I like him as a person and I think he's a stand up guy, above all else. What else can you ask for in an agent? Believe me, there are MANY RE agents that are not of the same caliber. Recommend him 100%."

- Nicole Francis

Highly likely to recommend

"We knew that with you it wasn’t about putting us in the most expensive house it was really about finding something that met our needs. And you were really great at showing us houses that were under our budget but exceeded our expectations. There was no doubt you were there to help us find the best deal and find the best home we could get and make sure that we were happy and comfortable. I know that you absolutely listened to what we wanted and needed."

- Will L. Hommedieu, Miami, FL