Linda Branscome & Mark Marotto
My wife Linda and I can't say enough good things about our experience using Santiago Moreno as our realtor! We originally worked with Santiago 5 years ago when we decided to purchase a condominium. He and Linda were able to find a home for us quickly that met both our desire and finances. When it came time to sell our condo, there was no decision on who we would use as our listing agent! Santiago sat down with us and thoroughly explained the market conditions as far as what we could expect to sell our home for, and expertly guided us in what we needed to do to prepare our home to look it's best to potential buyers! We listened and we couldn't believe that our home was sold in less than 60 days at a price that was fair to us and was within the estimated range that he told us we should expect to get in the current market conditions. Santiago had multiple showings scheduled for us every week. Did I fail to mention that we had the unusual circumstance of competing against another unit for sale in our 6 unit building? I believe that unit is still for sale! Now it came time to buy! We had very concrete parameters in what we were looking for. We wanted a single family house in a neighborhood where we could still walk to restaurants and shopping. Santiago did an excellent job of screening the available houses so that he made the most of our time looking with him. When we found the home of our dreams, he helped us know what houses in the neighborhood were valued at so that we were able to make an intelligent offer to the owners. Talk about full service, we were introduced to the mortgage officer who helped finance our purchase by Santiago, as well as the attorney who handled our closing. He also managed to stop by on move in day to make sure everything was going as planned.
Professionalism, experience, knowledge and caring for his clients, are the attributes that best describe Santiago! You can't find a better realtor to work with!
Jerry & Terry Rosenthal
After meeting Santiago, we knew right away what a great person he is. After working with him we learned how good he is as a real estate agent. He is patient, honest, hard-working, and very knowledgeable. We’ve already recommended him to others.
“Working with Santiago has been wonderful. My husband and I put our Ravenswood condo on the market at a very challenging time. From the very beginning Santiago was very patient in walking us through the process – from staging our home, taking amazing photos for websites and brochures to quick feedback from showings. Santiago’s selling style is holistic. He not only sells the property, but also sells the lifestyle someone could have who moves into your unit (nearby transportation, fabulous restaurants, etc). With his expert knowledge of the Northside, and his attention to detail we were able to get 2 offers and a full list price sale in 2 weeks. We would highly recommend Santiago to anyone looking for a fabulous agent.”
"Buying and Selling a home in this tough market can be very nerve racking. However, working with Santiago was great. He worked with me to understand my best options, really marketed my home to sell and helped me get a great new place that met all of my needs. Santiago was patient and always was available to answer all my questions and made what is a difficult undertaking easier!"
"In today’s world where service regularly lacKRGand no one seems to follow up – Santiago bucKRGthat trend! To my great relief he handled my condo sale. He thought of things I never would have, followed up on issues my schedule just wouldn’t allow for; knew what to say, when to say it and to whom to say it…and not once did I doubt he had my best interest at heart during the entire process. He’s now handling the sale of my brother’s Chicago condo. Santiago is the consummate professional and to the point…he has a depth of understanding of the word “service,” - that others just don’t have."
May 01, 2009
"Santiago is "one of a kind." He has keen knowledge of the Chicago area and an amazing ability to keep his "ear to the ground" for great deals and dream homes his clients wish for. To top it all off he is genuine, professional, and a little funny too! I have already recommended his services to co-workers and admirers that are constantly stopping in front of our gorgeous new dream home. I would recommend him to all who are looking to find their perfect home. Keep up the great work!"
Ricardo Rojas, PHR
November 12, 2008
"Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
A year ago we made the plunge to purchase our new home. Santiago was our realtor and answered as many of our new home buyer questions with a kind and caring manner! Santiago was extremely effective and talked us out of a couple of deals that would have resulted in a disaster...he handled everything with professionalism, style, and INTEGRITY!! He was able to make great referrals to help us get the best financing available for our mortgage. He did everything with his trademark humor and his genuine warm disposition. We were able to rely on Santiago for his effort, determination and ability to communicate with us through the whole purchase process. From the showing through the closing, Santiago was there with us the whole time. We love our new home! If you work with Santiago in your next move, I can promise you will be in good hands!!"
July 15, 2008
"Santiago is a true professional. He has an incredible personality along with integrity, expertise in his real estate world and follow through. I would recommend Santiago to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property. They would be in excellent hands. He knows his game and well!"
July 9, 2008
"Santiago has an extensive knowledge of the city, and was brilliant at identifying properties that I'd want to see. Santiago was, simply put, the best agent with whom I have worked."
Rachel Geiger Rosen
July 8, 2008
"I have worked with Santiago on several occasions and have come to value you him as a tremendous resource in all things real estate. He is a tough negotiator and has the best interests of the client in mind at all times. He is easy to work with and always responsive. I highly recommend Santiago for any Chicago residential real estate deals."