"Dana and Tom were exceptional! They have extensive knowledge of the Northwest suburbs and the real estate market as a whole. They were extremely responsive and clearly did their homework. Dana and Tom went above and beyond to help us get our house ready to put on the market within a few days, they priced it to sell and it sold in less than 2 days!! Their negotiations in helping us purchase our new house were masterful, despite the fact that we were dealing with a challenging agent on the seller's side. Dana and Tom are hardworking and honest and we highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a house."
- Lisa and Andy T., Long Grove/Buffalo Grove
"Tom and Dana were absolutely crucial to our family securing our new home. We were able to obtain the home of our dreams at a great price due to Tom's market knowledge, professionalism and diligence. If you need to buy or sell your home in Lake County, I strongly recommend Dana and Tom Carris. You will not be disappointed"
- Katie and Joel E., Libertyville
"We are so grateful to Dana and Tom for all of their wisdom, skill, and expertise. They went above and beyond in helping us find the perfect house for our family. We highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to purchase a new home."
- Ilana and Jeff B., Buffalo Grove
"I could not have been happier with Dana and Tom. From the selling of my old home to the purchase of my new home, they were with me every step--they knew what they were talking about and made everything work. I definitely (and highly) recommend them."
- Laura M., Buffalo Grove/Vernon Hills
"They worked very hard for us and made the buy/sell experience most pleasurable The are consummate professionals in every way and we will always recommend them to anyone needing their services"
- Harriet and Hank K., Buffalo Grove
"I realized you are the one who made our wishes a reality. You took us (or rather we followed you) to over 50 properties. You were always smiling, enthusiastic and extraordinarily helpful. This kindness and professionalism stretched out for over six months. This period was a trying time for both Eileen and I. You however were a joy to be with. If you felt stressed or exhausted by our countless forays to the northwest suburbs, you never showed it. I want to let you know how wildly grateful we are. Thanks to you, we have found the house we love being in. We will watch the seasons change through our huge windows and enjoy each day.
Again, words cannot express our gratitude for your kindness and professionalism. You made what could have been a dreadful march into a sunny, springtime adventure!"
- Chuck and Eileen K., Northbrook
"Dana and Tom are amazing! They are responsive, helpful and engaging. They made our experience of buying and selling so easy! They have also assembled a great team of professionals to help with the closing. We would use their services again and highly recommend them. Thank you for allof your work!"
- Elvia and Will T., Lake Zurich
"Dana and her team assisted us in both the buying and selling of our previous and current home which we accomplished in less than four months! They know the market and work extremely hard from the beginning to the end. Besides knowing the area very well, their marketing material was very well done in showing the home at its best. In the selling of our home, Dana and her team provided clear, practical and realistic advice which included preparing for putting on the market, setting up for showings, keeping the home ready for showing, contract negotiations, inspection negotiations and closing the deal. We appreciate Dana looking out for our best interest while being practical and realistic."
- Renee and Paul P., Libertyville
"Our experience with Dana and Tom has been fantastic. They are knowledgeable, resourceful and prompt. They made the entire process fun and easy. They were always accommodating to our needs and very insightful with negotiating."
- Molly and Chad P., Lincolnshire
"Dana sold our home last year after three other realtors had failed. She did this in a terrible market. Then she helped us find a perfect home. We've worked with several realtors in the past but Dana is different. She is knowledgeable and professional. She knows her stuff and is always on top of things. She worked so hard for us and went way, way, way above and beyond. During the closing process, Dana stayed with us and helped us stay ahead of what we needed to do to expedite things. If you are planning to sell or buy and want straight talk on how to get this done, then go with Dana. Dana gave us good advice on what to do to get it sold, we did what she told us and Voila. Dana grew up in this area and knows the market, schools, etc. What a pleasure to have someone of her caliber and integrity on your side. I can't say enough good things about someone who works as hard as Dana for her customers."
- Marilyn and Rich M., Libertyville/Riverwoods
"We searched for over a year with a realtor who we thought knew what they were doing. Clearly we were wrong.When we finally found Dana, she helped us find our dream home within a few months. She was super flexible in finding time to go look at houses and even came over to our place so we could sign documents so she could get them in sooner to ensure we could get the house we wanted. Then, when we needed to rent out our old house both she and Tom helped us get everything in order and we had it rented out for asking price within a week. I cannot say enough good things about this amazing team and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy, sell or rent. You will not be disappointed. Our only regret is we wish we had found them sooner!"
- Aly and Dan S., Mundelein
"Dana was extremely responsive to our questions about the area and willing to show us a variety of styles and locations. We struggled with exactly where we wanted to live in the area and had a short time frame to close on a house."
- Christine and Rick B., Arlington Heights
"Renovated and sold a Gurnee IL condo after a bidding war in three days. Wow. We were selling a rental property from an estate. Sight unseen and we were many miles away. The condo was in rou gh shape from years of being rented out. Tom helped out-process the tenant and then assessed the property for what needed to be done in order to for it to sell quickly. He hooked us up with a masterful renovation contractor that he has used in the past. Tom, Dana and the contractor selected cabinets, paint colors and tiles for a kitchen overall as well as a new paint and new flooring. Tom held an Open House and we had 3 offers in 3 days. A bidding war ensued and we ended up getting well over list price. The irony is that we did very little. I would absolutely recommend them!"
- Cynthia J., Gurnee
"We had an amazing experience working with Dana. She was very attentive to our needs and always kept our best interest in mind. She was great at listening to our desires when looking for a new house. Dana is readily available and very approachable. We felt extremely comfortable with her throughout the entire process. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."
- Katie and Troy O., Libertyville
"Dana Carris is amazing. We worked with Dana for nearly a year to find our dream home. During this time she showed a vast knowledge of the communities, schools, and construction of each home we toured. She kept encouraging us to stay-the-course when we might have been tempted to settle. If you're looking for knowledge of the surrounding area, property advice, and humor look no further - she made shopping for a house fun and painless."
- Laura and Tim A., Mundelein/Vernon Hills
"Dana had great knowledge of the area in which I was interested in living, and unlike many real estate professionals, only showed me listings that included the criteria for which I was looking. Dana also handled any and all of the awkward negotiation details for us, making the process much less stressful. Perhaps most importantly, she was very personable and made the experience fun!"
- Shannon and Scott L., Long Grove
"Dana has a great knowledge and understanding of the local markets. She is very professional and is always looking out for the best interests of the client. With Dana as your realtor you will always be in the best hands."
- John C., Long Grove
"Tom and Dana are the BEST. I was selling my house from across the county and they made is so easy for us. I trusted them with finding contractors and to advise me on all of the needs I needed t o know to seek my house."
- Rose and Will P., Lake Villa
"We just loved Dana. She was so flexible with her schedule and always responded to any and all of our inquries promptly. She found us our dream home and we couldn't be happier."
- Kathie and Chris K., Hawthorn Woods
"Thank you so much for being our 'guides' through this difficult process. You are a great team and because of your personalities and your work ethic you will continue to do well in life. You have a wonderful set of complimentary qualities.I wish you well in everything you do - you are a great couple"
- Christine M., Lincolnshire
"I want you both to know that I could not have gotten through it without you. You have both been so patient and kind and have never made me feel bad for taking up so much of your time. I hope you know how much it has meant to me and I can promise you that you are my Realtors for LIFE.""
- Stacey M., Long Grove
"I can't thank you enough for helping me find my home. I will refer you to all my friends."
- Stacey C., Lincolnshire
"We have known Tom and Dana for several years and truly value their expertise as a Real Estate agents. We have purchased and sold many homes with assistance from Tom and Dana. They recently hel ped us sell an investment property in Gurnee. Tom and Dana understand the market and conditions and we trust them and have come to rely on their advice and timely knowledge. You would do well to have experts like them on your team. They understand the market and conditions and we trust them and have come to rely on their advice and timely knowledge."
- Carol and Geoff W., Gurnee
"You have been amazing! Please use me as a reference any time. It is rare these days that someone actually delivers what they promise. You have done that and much more. It has been a pleasure."
- Amie T., Vernon Hills
"Thank you so much for all your help. You guys were absolutely wonderful. This was such a stressful time for Nick and I, but we couldn't have gotten through it without your persistence."
- Kelly and Nick Z., Mt. Prospect
"We are very happy in our new home and are very happy with your advice and marketing of our Buffalo Grove home. We will certainly pass along your name to anyone in the area we know who plans to sell."
- Mark and Marsha R., Buffalo Grove
"Dana and Tom did a phenomenal job marketing our home when we were relocating to Florida. We had multiple offers within a week of putting our house on the market, and when we needed a local presence to step in and assist, they flawlessly executed what needed to be done. We highly recommend their expertise - they are reasonable, approachable and most importantly effective in their line of work."
- April and Gray H., Round Lake Beach
"Thanks again for helping us start our new chapter in our lives...we are so very happy in our new home."
- Julie D., Mundelein
"Thank you for helping us through the process of finding a home. We will pass your information along to anyone looking to buy/sell because we're very happy with your professionalism and the way you handled our purchase."
- Jose and Karina G., Beach Park
"Tom and Dana were amazing. They were honest, prompt, and had our family's needs at the forefront for the sale of our home as well as the purchase of our new home. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for great realtors that know the market, are professional, and work hard for their clients."
- Heather and Jason J., Grayslake
"Tom and Dana came into my home and made me feel valued; they made me feel that the real estate I had was a great item to add to their market. They focused on every positive thing about my home , and gave me useful tips for staging. They fully explained the process to me and put my mind at ease with regards to listing price and other details. After speaking with other realtors, and then finding the Carris Team, I thought their expertise and confidence far surpassed others. I would recommend them in a heartbeat, with no reservations."
- Marilyn M., Gurnee