My business is largely referral-based.
Keeping my clients' best interests at heart while fulfilling their needs is Priority One. Thank you to all my past clients who have taken the time to write about their experience and for allowing me to share it with others!
“Iris Garmisa must get a special award for being truly a tremendous real estate agent/broker. She was always available, accommodating and most importantly did not waste our time on homes we would not be interested in. Iris went above and beyond the call of duty and became more of a trusted friend than our real estate agent. We will recommend Iris to any of our friends who are in need of her services.” -Jordan and Kathy G
It was a pleasure working with Iris to sell our house in Glencoe. Without doubt, her professionalism, responsiveness and personality were the major reason we successfully sold the house despite challenging market conditions. She assisted us throughout the whole process, helped in preparing the house for sale, led our pricing decision, managed multiple showings and very skillfully guided the negotiations with the buyer. We strongly recommend her for any real estate transaction and plan to use her services in the future.
Iris is very diligent and quite hard-working, and her experience and tenacity were key in getting my house sold in a very challenging environment.
"We worked with Iris for over a year and she helped us first with a rental, and then the purchase of a home. As to the rental, she found us an unbelievable rental, in a very tight rental market. She was able to do so even though the house had not even been listed yet, and was not even close to being listed. Rather than simply look into open inventory, she took it upon herself to call brokers who had rental listings the year before, and asked whether the rental would be coming on again. As to the purchase, she was very knowledgeable about the market, the different areas, the comps. She had great patience, and was extremely responsive. Rarely did she fail to call back within an hour. We just had a great experience overall and would highly recommend Iris."
--Jason and Dara Z.
"Iris Garmisa went above and beyond all expectations when she helped us secure the house of our dreams. House hunting can be a long arduous process and Iris was very forthright with us about what was in our best interests. She never rushed us to make hasty decisions, nor did she hesitate to encourage moving fast on a property when it was deemed necessary. After months of searching, our patience paid off with the perfect house for our family. We would highly recommend Iris Garmisa for her invaluable expertise and customer-friendly service, time and time again."
"....all of her advice was 'on the mark' she anticipated most of the work ....because of her experience she knew the questions that would be asked and she had the answers....i needed to prepare my house for sale and iris's suggestions and recommendations were always accurate....she is extremely thorough, dependable and i respected her opinion.....she says it like it is......iris sold my house in a short time because i listened to her sage advise....her judgement is impeccable."
--A very satisfied customer, Lauren s.
"Jaime and I loved every aspect of working with Iris from our introduction to our move-in. Iris locked in on needs and wants immediately and was able to sift through hundreds of listings with us while keeping in mind exactly what we wanted. Iris was always upfront and honest with us and never shied away from contributing her opinion in numerous aspect of the process, whether it be the inspection, the appraisal or future work within the home. Most important, Iris was our advocate. She always had our interests foremost in her mind and did whatever it took to ensure our comfort and happiness with our new home. In fact, we have already recommended Iris to our best friends."
--Ben & Jaime Kanter
"She is professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. My husband and I found her easy to work with under our very difficult circumstances."
--Carol & Dan Madock
"Iris was terrific to work with in listing and selling my home. I felt very confident with the transaction knowing it was in Iris' hands. She was extremely knowledgeable, communicative and honest. Feedback from the other side was consistently that Iris was a pleasure to work with. I have worked with many brokers on many sales and purchases and Iris is among the best."
--Abby P., Home Seller, via Zillow (12/14/2014)
“Iris did a fantastic job of investigating each home we showed a strong interest in and familiarized us with the North Shore communities.”
-Dave and Carolyn G
"Iris Garmisa's qualities as a realtor. I had the privilege of working with Iris Garmisa in selling my house in Deerfield. If I had another house to sell in this area then I would use her without a moment of second thought. I am moving out of state. Iris has a team who staged the house. In my case, as this was also a major downsizing, it involved getting rid of a few rooms of furniture, which were sold via the Internet and preparation for moving. Iris' market timing was excellent, as after the house was put on the market buyers came quicker than I expected. I received three offers in three days and, with Iris' advice, negotiated a very favorable price promptly. Iris was completely in control of the many subtleties involved in preparing a house for sale and in selling the house."
--Steven I. Freedman, via Zillow
"Iris is fantastic. She goes well beyond helping a buyer find a house. She helps a family find a home. She helps guide you through the process as though she were buying the home for herself. The questions she asks, the 'little things' she encourages a buyer to think about. We have used Iris multiple times and recommended her to multiple friends. She will continue to be our Real Estate GO TO on the North Shore!"
--H. Dawson (via Zillow)
"Iris Garmisa was amazing helping me get my house, of over 26 years, ready to sell. She walked through and pointed out what should be done to help it sell. She had a large list of professionals (carpenters, plumbers, painters, etc.) for me to choose from. She priced it very well and it sold in a week. Knowing where I wanted to move, she helped me look at many places and found the perfect condo for me. I would recommend Iris in a heartbeat to sell your home or find a place to purchase."
--Heather Wolens, Glencoe & Evanston
"Iris was terrific in every way! She was thorough and did not waste our time, she knew what we wanted and found it! We have worked with many realtors over the last 5 years & have not met any as ethical & wonderful as Iris!"
--Marc and Rachel D., Glencoe
"We hired Iris first to assist us in finding a home in the Suburbs and then to sell my Mother's home after she passed away. Iris was fantastic for both transactions. She worked hard, listened to what we wanted and went above and beyond the services you normally receive from a real estate agent. She was also very pleasant to deal with. My husband and I highly recommend Iris."
--David and Susan M., Highland Park
"Iris was a pleasure to work with. Every detail was tended to with competency, efficiency and a smile! She knew her information and always had our best interest at heart. We would use Iris again."
--Scott and Susan G., Northbrook
"What a journey. Short Sales that took forever, weird inspections, weird appraisals, even weirder sellers, and some less than capable folks on the other end throughout. However, you were tremendous throughout this process. We were proud to have you representing us. You were professional, but also clearly doing MORE than just your job, as you were looking out for Susan and me. You will get our highest endorsements and recommendations to our friends and family (and anybody else) looking for home buying/selling services. Best of luck to you, and THANK YOU again, from the bottom of our hearts."
--Harold and Susan D., Deerfield
"Iris is an energetic, dedicated broker who took the time to get to know us and our needs and helped us find our home which we love. She was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her."
--Dina and Eli R., Highland Park
"Iris is a true professional. Her thorough research was invaluable in setting our sale price. We were fortunate to sell our home quickly and throughout the process she kept us well informed & counseled us well when we received our offer. Great service, excellent performance."
--Jeffrey & Susan R, Wilmette
"Iris is a true professional. Besides knowing her business, she remains calm throughout (even the toughest negotiations!) with a perfect balance of restraint and encouragement. She made our experience of buying and selling doable -- even enjoyable! Both of us give her an A+."
--Marvin and Susan D., Highland Park
"Iris was our realtor when we moved to Illinois...with 3 young children from out of state to an area with which we were not familiar...Iris is extremely knowledgeable about the North Shore communities and...helped us to learn about the different areas....Iris listened to understand what we were looking for....She helped steer us to our home, in a way that was informed, proactive, helpful, and not at all pushy. Several years later we moved out of state on short notice. With Iris on our side we were able to put our house on the market and to sell it quickly in a tough market. She is very knowledgeable, thorough, honest and a great communicator. Throughout...we knew Iris was on our side..."
--Dan and Lynne S., Highland Park
"Thank you again for staying on our side throughout the sale and purchase. I really seriously doubt we could have done either without you. We are so fortunate not only for your friendship...but also for your skill, patience, advice and advocacy. You are very good at what you do and I hope your other clients value what you bring."
--Charles and Rachel S., Highland Park
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I am always available to answer questions, provide additional information, or meet with you to discuss your specific buying or selling goals. Please call or message me and tell me how I can help. I look forward to hearing from you!