What my past clients have said
about working with me:
Frankly, the words “relaxing” and “fun” are hardly words that come to mind when I consider anything to do with real estate. So, when we discussed the possibility of selling our home last fall, we dreaded how overwhelming it would be.
Enter Todd Shissler and Joe Schiller.
From our very first meeting -- despite the fact that they towered at least 18 inches above us -- Todd and Joe immediately set us at ease. Todd and Joe took exceptional care of us, from helping us prepare our home for showings, communicating throughout the sale and purchase process and providing pressure-free input when we requested it.
This dynamic duo truly went way above and beyond with us. We have very busy working lives. Todd and Joe were considerate of our limited time and took great pains to ensure each step of selling our home and buying a new one was as easy for us as possible.
Responsiveness is key, and these men deliver. Whenever we had a question or needed advice, they were there for us. When they couldn’t answer, they let us know when they could talk. Whenever a showing was requested, they made it happen. This is a characteristic that I greatly value and rarely see outside of the business / professional services world.
Then let’s talk results. From the time our listing went online to the time we moved out of our old home was 30 days. Initial bid to closing day on the new home was 40 days. Enough said.
At the outset, we didn’t know Todd and Joe. Now, we can truly say that we have gained friends. Yes, they successfully guided us though two of the largest financial decisions we’ve ever made. But they went beyond the transaction and really cared for us as people. We are so thankful for them, and delighted to give them a most enthusiastic recommendation.
-Philip and Ashley Black
Buying our house with Todd was the best decision ever. My husband was thinking about going with an agent from the website... Thank God we didn't do it! We were first time buyers and had no idea how the process was. Todd helped us in every single thing, finding the perfect house, he recommended us an amazing mortgage broker, the attorney he recommended us was great and he also recommended us a great contractor to make a few renovations to the new home. We had the best and personalized experience possible.
Selling a home is never easy but in the hands of experienced, caring individuals, this task became a reality with confidence, less work, and overall peace of mind. Both Todd and Joe provided us with a sense of trust with their divergent and open opinions, allowed us to feel in control by giving us final say, and always made us feel supported with near immediate and frequent contacts. Respect, certainty, and a pleasant experience is what you can expect from The Schiller Shissler Group.
-Anne and Anthony Angelo
You did a great job helping us find a home! We have met a few different agents and are happy to say your the best one. I think the difference is are more honest and responsive than other agents. I think that is because you are so knowledgeable about the market and the neighborhoods. We really appreciate how you encouraged us to take some risks and made those risks great growth experiences for us. We will pass your name around and know you will have a great year!!
Working with Todd proved to be a blessing for my wife and I as first time home buyers. He was very detailed in guiding us through the home buying process every step of the way, and was very successful at putting together a very good team to help us. From the attorney to the loan broker, all of Todd’s recs were true professionals in their area. He even recommended a very good contractor to do some work on our apartment prior to our move-in. Buying a home, especially for the first time, can be a stressful situation. Todd was able to ease all of our concerns being very clear, open and responsive in his communication with us. He kept us in the loop of everything that was happening even after our offer was accepted. He was very involved with us all throughout the process up until the closing. After such a good experience, I would not hesitate for one second to recommend Todd to anyone.
Thank you so much for your help on finding our home. It was quite a process but you made it all very smooth. We moved to Chicago in the middle of the holiday season with a 18-month old baby and only 4 weeks to find a place. We know it’s your job, but you went above and beyond and we very much appreciate all of your hard work in finding a place for us, particularly dealing with our circumstances. Thank you for the many showings, for working through the holidays, for your patience with our baby, for your honesty in pointing out potential issues with some properties, for not letting us settle just because timelines were tight; instead you scheduled more viewings until you made sure we found the right place. Thank you for introducing us to the city and sharing all your wonderful knowledge/ contacts with us. We can’t thank you enough and we do, and will continue to recommend you to all our friends!
-Gavin & Lyda Camp
Todd and Joe were so helpful to my wife and I throughout the entire moving process. He was always available and communicated with us great. Todd really understood what we were looking for and was able to show us quite a few places that matched what we wanted. He braved multiple feet of snow in Chicago just to show us around and help us find the home of our dreams! They ensured the process moved at a pace we were comfortable with and gave us great advice throughout. We are so thankful to have worked with the Schiller Schissler Group.
-Stephen and Jill Pyle