I would like to share a great experience I received working with Susan Hobgood. Being first time buyers in a new country, my son and I, knew very little about the home-buying process. We worked with several agents and agencies before we finally chose to work with Susan. We have never regretted making that choice! Any questions we had were answered by her quickly and efficiently. I have been continuously impressed by Susan’s professionalism and the knowledge of local real estate in Chicago. She was easy to communicate with, patient, honest, helpful, and extremely reliable. She was generous with her time and energy. Susan walked us through each step of the process of buying an apartment friendly and professionally.

We thank Susan for the time and effort she spent with us. Susan is very easy to work with, and we definitely recommend her to anyone searching for a professional realtor.

Dr. Tamara S.

Chicago, IL

Frank has been our 'go to' realtor since 2006! You won't find a better realtor to handle your needs for the purchase or sale of property in Chicago. He is knowledgeable and always professional. Not afraid to get his hands dirty either, as he has helped clean up after a frozen pipe burst in our home while we were out of town! We trust his word and opinion because he gives it to you straight and always has your best interest in mind. No need to look elsewhere, he should be your realtor too!

Debbie & Ruben

Chicago, IL

I used Frank again. This time I needed to sell my Mom's home. It was a very emotional experience for my family and Frank helped to make the situation seem less like we were violating my parents home for the past 60 years. Frank was compassionate and gave us a very fair market analysis of the  house. It sold within 7 days. Still sad to clean the house out, but glad a young family bought it and will start their new life in our home. Frank is the most trustworthy and dedicated realtor I have ever worked with (I realize that trustworthy and realtor are not normally used together but...) We have used Frank to buy 2 homes and sell 2 homes. His hard work, attention to details and the effort that he puts into each search is amazing. In the past, I've worked with realtors that are good at helping me buy a house but I wouldn't let them sell my house. Not so with Frank Scalise. Very focused man!!! Will definitely use him again when the need arises. Thanks Frank

Greg M.

Chicago IL

I have participated in eight real estate transactions to date. Despite having been through these
processes many times, I have learned that each transaction is different, highly distinct, and contains its own complications. My most recent sale transaction was the first time I have used Frank as my real estate estate broker, and I have been extremely pleased with Frank’s services. I definitely recommend Frank to anyone seeking help with buying or selling real estate. The first service that Frank provided was that he took the time to learn what I needed to have happen with my sale. Whenever I have spoken with Frank, he has given me his full attention, he has really listened, and he has made my priorities his priorities. After having been through some very problematic sales with other brokers, I was really seeking a smooth transaction with a minimum of headaches for me this time. Frank took care of everything from start to finish, kept me informed regarding what was going on, worked well with the buyer’s broker and my attorney, and smoothed over any rough edges in order to provide me with a hassle-free sale. When I first met Frank, I had the immediate feeling that I could trust him. My belief is that having an honest real estate broker is absolutely essential because both the significant amount of confidential information the broker receives, and the large amounts of money involved in each transaction require a broker to operate with integrity and only in the best interests of their client. Frank has been absolutely trustworthy, and I have no hesitation in trusting him again with my next transaction.
Frank’s many years of experience in real estate transactions, deep technical knowledge of real estate principles and exceptional negotiation skills all came together in my sale transaction which involved a post-closing possession arrangement. Frank successfully negotiated the post-closing possession arrangement and negotiated the sale in which I received my full asking price. I enthusiastically recommend Frank to anyone seeking to buy or sell real estate.

Mike B.

Chicago IL

I worked with Frank for my first ever home purchase, a condo in Lakeview. Frank spoke with me in great detail to fully understand my needs, and every unit we viewed fit the price range, location, and style that were important to me. I didn't realize at the start of my home search how many details there were to the process of buying a home and how nuanced the local market could be, but Frank guided me through everything like a pro, and always kept my best interests in mind. If/when I sell my condo and buy a new Chicago home in the future, I will be using Frank's services again.

Michael P.

Chicago IL

I have worked with 4 different agencies and was not happy with the level of service. I searched on google "best realtor in Rogers Park" and on yelp Frank was rated #1. Within a few minutes speaking with Frank on the phone I knew he was going to be exactly what I was looking for. I am so glad I  found him on the internet. Frank went above and beyond to decide whether I should sell or rent, then found the best tenant and got a long term commitment that I was looking for. He handled everything from screening, showing, walk thru, keys, meeting painter when I was too busy at work, reviewed the painters work, took pictures, made a list of things that needed to be fixed (like a home inspector) with details that needed to be addressed. The end result, a happy long term tenant and a happy landlord.
Frank is your one stop shop for all things real estate. I had questions about how to handle security deposits and he answered all my questions. Stop looking and pick up the phone! Frank is BEST you will find! He even drove out of his way to meet me to pick up keys to make sure I avoided the traffic. On another occasion I was going to have to drive into the city from the suburbs and he took care of it to save me a trip...He truly cares about his customers and is a genuine person.

John O.

Chicago IL

I originally used Frank for the purchase of a condo based on a recommendation of a friend.  Frank was very easy to work with and always open to seeing as many properties as we wanted to.  Frank never tried to show us anything above our price range or made us feel pressured into buying anything.  The 1st experience went so well we used him again when we sold our condo and for the purchase of a house.  Frank was able to accurately access the market value of our condo to ensure it was appropriately priced.  This made for several immediate showings and a quick sale at a price that we thought was more than fair.  I would recommend Frank to any prospective home buyer.

Brian N.

Chicago IL

I may have been a challenging client for Frank, but I couldn't be happier with how he took care of me. He worked with me for 6 months, never wavering or wanting to give up. 
As a first time buyer and single mom, I had my heart set on finding a cute and comfortable home. There weren't many places coming on the market within my price range, but he showed me everything that could possibly work. I did get a contract accepted on a home, but the inspection revealed a lot more problems than expected. We both agreed it was just too much to deal with and canceled it. I really appreciated his honesty, he didn't sugarcoat anything. He helped me to see the practical side of things when I was letting my emotions and desire to find a home get in the way.
As time went on he suggested a condo as an option. After thinking about everything, I agreed that it was really best for me. So, here we go again searching and driving and looking at places. I was just amazed at how positive he was and with answering many questions. He knew the exact questions to ask the listing agents and owners, things I never would have thought of.
The whole process was a bit of a roller coaster of emotions, from being very happy, to disappointed and frustrated, but it all ended perfectly.  He found a great place, in a very convenient location for both shopping and getting to work - and I still got garage parking! I couldn't have been happier with how smooth the whole process was from putting in the bid to the final signing!
I felt Frank was my Guardian Angel! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Linda S.

Elk Grove Village IL

Our family will be forever grateful for everything that Frank did for us. It is hard enough to handle the passing of a parent and all the legal estate stuff, then you have to deal with selling a home.  Some friends had given us Frank's name and we did other research on-line.  At the first meeting we knew he would be the one for us.
There was a level of trust that was easy to form. He was very thorough, had the right plan and we could tell he was compassionate.  He was a man of action, kept his word and not once did he deviate from this. He was involved at each step by counseling, offering advice and putting us in touch with other people to help with the estate.  The two things that stand out about him:  - Passion for taking care of his clients
- He knows the market and strategies that will get it done
On top of exceptional real estate services, he then helped with selling of furniture by taking pictures and posting ads on-line. Wow!
Everything we read on Yelp was true - the guy is great!
Recently we passed along his name to friends that are buying a home and they too have been
We highly recommend Frank!

Susan F.

Chicago IL

Frank is an excellent broker. He helped us find a great home in a tough market. We wanted to take our time to find a place that met our needs, and Frank patiently helped us to the very end, without rushing us. Frank is patient, reliable, and knowledgeable about houses. We felt we could rely on him to give us good advice and information about the homes we viewed. We strongly recommend Frank.

Lionel & Sylvia L.

Chicago IL

This review is to express our sincere appreciation for all the work Frank did in selling our multi-unit building. It was a building we owned for many years and certainly had our memories.  We searched on-line for Real Estate Brokers and he did have a very good profile.
There was such a comfort level in our initial conversation when we met him for coffee.  My husband and I knew right away (we interviewed 2 other agents) that we were going to hire Frank to sell our building.  We were impressed with how open and honest he was and that he was well informed about the market, marketing and how to work with people.  He handled all the communications with our tenants too which was a big help.
Frank guided us through every aspect of selling our building. There are always things to do to get ready to sell, but he was very helpful in suggesting what we didn't have to do, we were so happy to save time and money. He even stopped by on a Holiday to check on the building and tenants while we were on Vacation.
He also recommended a great attorney, John J. Swiess, who gave us exceptional service from
beginning to end.
While we never knew Frank before this sale, we can truly say he has become a friend of the family and someone who we refer to our friends.

Anna & Leszek

Chicago, IL

I want to acknowledge the advice Frank gave me and the integrity he displayed with handling my Lakeview condo. I was trying to decide if I should sell or rent, and things were a bit more involved since I was in the middle of relocating and the place needed some renovation.

Phil F.

Goodyear, AZ

Frank was fantastic throughout the process of purchasing a condo in Uptown and helping us locate tenants for our old condo.  He is very detail-oriented and professional, and my wife and I felt like we were in experienced hands the entire time.  

Patrick C.

Chicago, IL.

My wife and I can't thank Frank enough. 

The closing of our home was today and now complete! He was so supportive throughout the contract process. He updated us and found solutions to all of our never ending issues.

Syed L.

Lincolnwood, IL

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