His knowledge of the industry as a whole as well as his knowledge of the local market was invaluable to someone like me who had limited knowledge of both. I have worked with other realtors before and can easily say that Michael's level of service far surpassed everyone else I have worked with. He was more than happy to work with me to understand my needs, and was extremely patient as those needs changed throughout the buying process. There was not a single time throughout my buying process where Michael was not completely on top of what was happening and keeping me informed as best as possible. I cannot recommend working with him and his team enough!
Took great photos as well. Recommend him to everyone I know. Two words: The best!
This was our second time partnering with him for real estate endeavors, and again, he provided us an outstanding customer experience! He was very clear outlining the process. He gave us great recommendations not only based on his ample and valuable expertise but also in market insights. And along with his team, he was very responsive to all the communications and questions we had during the process. It is our real pleasure to recommend Michael Hall for any individual or family searching for a real estate agent.
He was a great communicator with tons of expertise, a friendly manner, and a keen insight into the tastes, needs and concerns of his clients. After just a few property visits, Michael identified our priorities and was able to find a number of great options that fit our budget. We spent three days with Michael looking at dozens of properties all over the north side of the city; there was never a moment where we felt that we weren't on the same page or that we were lacking key information. Michael's observations were always illuminating–he really has a sharp eye for detail and a helpful way of identifying possible benefits and drawbacks for any property! Once we settled on a property, Michael was responsive and engaged throughout the process, making what might have been a stressful and bewildering ordeal as painless as could be. He was as thorough in leading us through the inspection and appraisal process as he was setting up our walkthroughs, and put us in touch with other reliable and honest professionals! We ended up in a beautiful home in our ideal neighborhood and can't thank him enough!
From the very start, he took time to listen to what we were looking for and had great suggestions for areas to focus on. He knows the local market well and was readily available to answer all of our questions. He was honest and patient with us during our search, and once we found what we wanted, he was instrumental in walking us through the buying process. We always felt like we were in good hands. It was a pleasure to work with him. I would not hesitate to recommend him when buying/selling a home.
He was the ideal agent for us: thoughtful, conscientious, spectacularly knowledgeable and unfalteringly kind. I could not imagine a how our process good have gone more smoothly, and with less worry. He is wonderful and I recommend him emphatically.
He should be nominated for a sales award. He worked hard for us and explained things in a way you could understand.'
Michael was outstanding. He "listened" to our needs and concerns, shared his expertise, and put together a plan that was based on our preferences. This was a very challenging deal that drug out due to issues with the condo association. Michael gracefully managed the deal throughout the very complex process and was able to keep my deal together. Michael always had a great attitude and excellent energy. He never rushed us, always had time for us, and always put our interest first. I would definitely use Michael again
He gave great tips for rearranging my condo for showings, always kept me updated on interest in the property, and responded quickly and thoughtfully to all my questions. He is clearly great at marketing, too, because my place sold very quickly.
Decision. Ever. Deciding to sell my house and buy a new home was a major life change for me. Michael allowed me to work at my own pace to list my home. He provided constructive suggestions to showcase my home allowing its beauty to be reflected in the pictures. When it came time to look for a new house, he pointed out important quality of construction details and worked within my budget and desired location. Michael exceeded my expectations. He is personable and extremely knowledgeable about real estate in Chicagoland. I assure you, your experience will be terrific.
We had no problems whatsoever.'
He really knew the area well and helped identify what our likes and dislikes were. He was extremely patient with us, as it did take us a while to find the right condo. Michael was very responsive to texts and e-mails and did he best to get us in to see places as quickly as possible, which wasn't always easy since we were living in the suburbs at the time. Overall, I would recommend Michael Hall and his team to others in search of real estate in Chicago.
He found me the perfect new home and guided me through the whole experience. He answered all my endless questions, gave great advice, explained and took care of the paperwork. He only showed me places I'd be interested in based on what we had discussed. Plus he's a really nice person and so easy to get along with. He has great knowledge of real estate and who doesn't want someone like that helping them?
I originally started my home search with another agency that was based outside of the city. Quickly I realized that I needed someone with expert knowledge and experience in the north side of Chicago. Luckily, I ran into Michael while he was representing a seller at a place I was visiting! Him and his team were always available whenever needed. Also, as a millennial, I was extremely happy to know that any of the team could be reached via text, phone call, or email! Not only that, they would respond almost instantaneously. If you need the best realtor to help you with this difficult process he is your guy! And by the way, this is coming from someone who has written maybe 3 reviews for anything in his life!
After interviewing several realtors, we selected Michael because he was able to sell us on his process, dedication and success rate. After engaging him, Michael created a detailed marketing plan, executed it and then worked tirelessly to sell our condo at the highest possible price. At this he was not only successful, but the experience of working with him was always prompt and pleasant. Michael got us a price over 98% of asking and $25,000 higher than our best offer using a previous agent. We could not have had a better partner for successful real estate selling.
He is incredibly responsive, is great at reducing any seller anxiety, and experienced in every area of the residential real estate process. The photographer that Michael uses is excellent. Our place looked astonishing -- even to us! We wanted a broker who came (or had his assistant, Vanessa) come to every showing of our town home and he did. That made the feed back almost immediate for each showing. Conventional wisdom holds that real estate sells better and faster in the spring, so we were worried about putting our place on the market in September, but it sold in thirty five days, and we feel it was because of Michael's leadership, contacts, and professionalism. We would recommend Michael without reservation.
..I don't think we'd have the home we do now if it weren't for him.'
I would recommend him without reservation. He is very professional, knowledgeable, supportive and helpful, and very quick to respond on email/text.
He has worked with us to buy, sell and even rent our properties. He is the best real estate agent and works round the clock for his clients. Michael always gives balanced perspective and helps you make the best decisions about your real estate transactions. He always made us feel like his top priority and helped us every step of the way. We have recommended Michael to all of our family and friends - we absolutely recommend Michael to everyone! He is the best!
All those words describe Michael Hall to a tee. We would only add: professional, sincere, dedicated and personal. My husband and I live in Texas. We were selling our condo in Chicago. We could not have asked for a better experience than we had with Michael Hall. Michael not only researched comps in the area and guided us on pricing, he went steps further with staging and professional photography that led to a sale within three weeks of listing. He followed up by answering any questions we had during negotiations and throughout the closing process. My husband and I are both professionals, but we don't understand the real estate world. We called on Michael for his expertise and he did not disappoint. Highly, highly recommended.
Every sale is obviously different but I attribute the ease and speed of the transaction, in large part, to Michael. He prepared me with realistic expectations based on my stated goals for timeframe and price. He was very involved at the showings and actually presented furniture options to prospective buyers as a workaround to a storage shortage. He is very professional and a genuinely nice person and I would highly recommend him.
I trust him implicitly. Additionally, my best endorsement: I've recommended him to several close friends, and THEY'VE used him multiple times for buying and selling. Michael really knows the real estate market, and really knows how to sell your property. When you're buying, he learns about YOU, and helps find the right home for you. And he's patient, despite my 90 million questions. :) I really enjoy working with Michael.
We were very pleased.'
Relocations can be stressful. However, our process went smoothly. We highly recommend Michael Hall.
Incredibly supportive and communicative, honest and hard working. We ended up being under an extremely tight timeline, and Michael managed to get our property sold just in the nick of time. He rocks!!
Michael was by far the most knowledgeable of the agents we interviewed, and that paid off immensely during the entire process of selling our home. He continuously thought of things we hadn't considered, and helped talk us through pros and cons of different strategies and negotiations. Additionally, he is just a pleasure to work with and be around! We wanted an agent we liked, but also wanted someone with a lot of experience, and were immensely lucky to find both of those things in Michael!
Having interacted with many realtors, I can truthfully say Michael Hall was the most professional, well-organized, and committed agent we have had the pleasure with which to work. From our first meeting he impressed us with his knowledge of the area and sales potential there... to the final price negotiations with our buyer... Michael was always fully engaged. He literally was present for most of the showings, and gave us feedback from each showing. This was critical in what can be a stressful time in the sales process. I would unhesitatingly recommend Michael Hall for anyone's realty needs.
We then moved our time line up by about three months. It was no problem to shorten the time. We discussed a listing price, and Michael arranged for the photos and launch. Everything went better than we could have hoped for, and our house sold in under a week. We are very impressed with Michael's professionalism consideration for our hopes and worries. I would definitely encourage people to seek his help in any real estate transactions.
They were very professional in every aspect. He made selling VERY easy. I was especially impressed with the quality of the selling package (both online and hardcopy version).
He knows how to best sell a property and provides current real estate data with expert interpretation. He then makes the final sale process easy and efficient. I was very satisfied.
We chose him because we liked his knowledge and expertise of the north side of Chicago and his honesty. As first time home buyers, we were very nervous to pick something quickly, for fear of making a huge mistake, but we were also very excited and anxious to find something. Michael totally set us at ease. Part time therapist, part time interior design consultant, part time financial counselor; Michael helped us find a space that fit everything we wanted. He never made me feel like a bother, even when I would rapid-fire ten text messages and four emails at a time at 8 p.m. on a Sunday. If we are ever in the market to buy or sell, we will go back to Michael.
Moving can be a very stressful proposition but working with Michael made it easy. He is very thorough and detail oriented which allowed me to focus on important family matters. He handled everything and sold our property in 2 days at well over our asking price. I would recommend him to anyone.
What could have been a difficult, uncertain process was instead a pleasure. Michael is knowledgeable, meticulous, knows the city and takes time to explain things. I will definitely recommend Michael to all my friends who need a realtor. Michael is amazing. I have recommended Michael to several others. Thank you for having Michael on your team.
Sold my condo quickly and for the price he predicted. I was very happy with his service and have recommended him to several friends and colleagues.
Michael has a wonderful demeanor and gave great advice as far as moving the process along amicably. I didn't realize how emotional it can get for both parties (buyer and seller) in a house transaction and Michael was really calm and clear through the whole process. I would definitely use him again to buy or sell. He's a sincere, likable man who knows what he's doing. In essence, we got the job done in the time frame I was hoping for and I felt the closing price was fair to both parties
. He returned my calls and answered my questions in a timely and professional way. He was able to effectively negotiate a contract that was very acceptable to both parties and made the closing of my home painless. I highly recommend Michael Hall without any reservations.
This was our first time selling a home. He took all of our concerns no matter how big or small, very seriously. Additionally he is just really nice, genuine and funny! Would highly recommend Michael! Also he staged our house beautifully! It was on the market less than 24 hours with multiple interested buyers and we signed a contract 3 days later! Great experience
Expert. He helped us with any of our questions and never became impatient or tired. He also gave us very good advice on wether something was worth the price and how much we should be asking.