Due to a bad building manager experience, I recently had to reach out to Landstar to fix a moving date problem. Not only did Crystal and Bridget hop into action, they found a place for my partner and I within hours, had the lease taken care of within 24 hours and even helped with cost to suppliment the error and inconvenience of our last rental that couldn't be completed. Landstar truly gave us the definition of customer service and even checked in with us after everything had been completed. Moving soon? Call Landstar and expect superior results, every time.
Bridget went all out to search out apartments that fit the my list of wants. Unfortunately before we could do an actual tour of properties I signed a contract on a unit I had viewed earlier, mainly because I had very short notice that my current place was being sold and I needed to move quickly.
I highly recommend Bridget. She listened to my wants and needs, answered my emails promptly and was open to suggestions. IF I have to move again (hopefully not for a few years) I will definitely reach out to Bridget to help me with my search. Five Stars!
Joseph Carlo V.
Joseph Perez was the most positive, realistic and organized agent! He went above and beyond and picked out some new places based on my preferences and what do you know - that's the one I ended up signing for! He was honest, efficient and hilarious to work with. Responds faster than your craziest stalker to texts and emails. Would recommend Joseph to anyone looking for an apartment!
I had such a positive and fun experience apartment searching with realtor, Joseph Perez. We all know how tedious, stressful and time consuming apartment hunting can be and he helped me find the perfect apartment amongst others that would have also been a perfect fit for me. He asked me what I was looking for and he found several terrific apartments within my personal needs and did an excellent job with answering all of my questions. When he took me around to see apartments, he was excellent company and was very knowledgeable about different neighborhoods and fun things to do in the area. He is a breath of fresh air and a pleasure to talk to. Joseph was also super fast in getting the application sent to me and then the landlord when I decided on the apartment which I live in currently. I had been searching for apartments in March in the Edgewater area and apartments were being rented out fast and he was successful in helping me during a busy time of year. I will absolutely ask Joseph again to help me find another apartment when the time comes. For now though, I love my home and I plan to stay here for the foreseeable future. Overall excellent experience and would go through Land Star Realty again.
I was pretty nervous when I considered buying a condo, but luckily I was connected with Crystal Banks. Crystal wanted to know everything I was looking for. She sent me new listings every day and scheduled showings when it was most convenient for me. I would highly recommend her as a realtor. As a first time homebuyer, I did not feel pressured at all during the search. The sale process went smooth, and she was easily contacted whenever I had questions. Thanks to her, I now have a home that I absolutely love!
I was so lucky to find Crystal . She was so helpful and very friendly. Shouldn't thank her enough. I would recommend her to anyone.
I worked with Ms. Crystal Banks and she was just phenomenal!. I contacted her late at night about helping us find a place and not only did she immediately respond, but the next day she was able to find me a place I really liked and applied for. Even though I didn't get that place, she sent my application in for another place and got accepted and it was even better than the first. All within 3 days! Crystal I just want to say thank you so much for working with us and finding is the perfect home in such little time. Hopefully there's a chance to work with you in again in the future. We appreciate you so much.
Crystal was really helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for new apartment/house especially if you are new to Chicago. She made my apartment search much easier and I got an awesome apartment with features like I wished for.
Whichever place/ neighbourhood in Chicago, you name it and she will suggest some good apartments/houses there. If you do not know places in Chicago, she would recommend you good places too.
She went and took extra effort to make a list of apartments as per my wishlist within the budget that I had decided. Overall, awesome experience!!
It was our first experience in searching apartment for rent in the USA and Mihail Marinov made this procedure not stressful and quick. His responses to all our questions were fast and accurate. It was a pleasure to see Mihail's great attitude to his job. I would highly recommend this professional to everyone looking for rent.
Where to begin, from the start I enjoyed working together with Crystal and her team. She has proved herself over the years that she is not your typical agent/broker. I love that she gets to the point and cuts out everything in-between. She has leased and brought us many applications that have turned into fantastic long term tenancy. What is also admirable is that she knows the market very well and as a result she delivers and meets her clients expectations.
If you need an agent, for your next rental or sale you can rely that Crystal will help and guide you all the way.
Crystal has helped me with two apartment searches in the last four years, and I'll definitely work with her again for my next search. I've worked with several agents (3+) prior to her, and there are several things that set her apart:
1. She made a lot of effort to get to know me personally and filter down to what exactly I'm looking for by asking pointed questions. She didn't inundate me with a cookie cutter price and location search of 100+ listings - she curated the search to my taste and I wouldn't have had a problem renting most of the listings we visited.
2. She helped me organize my thoughts. Since Crystal is so good at targeting the listings which would appeal to you, it could get hard to pick. Crystal made sure we had a qualitative and quantitative conversation after every showing and remembered the details better than I did.
3. She knows the market better than the other agents I've worked with, and she knows when to push the owner for a better deal. I got a door installed to turn a convertible apartment into a 1br for free - Crystal negotiated it for me without me getting involved.
Overall, she felt a lot more like a partner and trusted advisor in my search compared to the other agents. She is exceptional at what she does.
I have been working with Crystal for quite sometime over the years. Crystal has ALWAYS been absolutely great to work with. She is professional, diligent, and knows her stuff! I count on and look to Crystal for answers in certain areas of our real estate market. She is spot on everytime...honest, thorough, aND a true pleasure to work with and put my trust, confidence and faith in. After 26 years as a landlord, I can count on Crystals expertise and straight forward answers and advice without any kind of "sales pitch". This is a rare but invaluable quality and I look forward to many, many more years working with Crystal in all positive ways.
Real Estate brokerage, investment, development, and management.
I want to start by saying that I should have written this review sooner. That said, Crystal just. down. right. rocks. I came to her looking for a place in a short amount of time and she showed the place to me the same day and had me all set up the same day. Even when there was a minor confusion with my new landlord (who is great by the way) Crystal stepped in to help make sure it all worked out without a hitch. I don't often write reviews but I was blown away with just how helpful, caring, and responsive Crystal is. You will not be disappointed.