"Gina was fabulous. She was forthright and honest about the property and our opportunity for a sale. She listened to our concerns and expectations and was a wonderful consultant. She made some excellent recommendations for preparing the house for sale (including staging it). She worked in concert with our attorney and handled the negotiations with the buyer in a professional and timely manner.
Gina provided an excellent multi faceted sales campaign that created a lot of immediate foot traffic and views of the property as well as a contract to buy and our desired price within 6 days of the listing."
Jeff Blanchette; Elgin IL (Seller) Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:53:51 +1000
"Given that we are able to get the property despite multiple offers, we know that Gina Back has put on a significant amount of work in researching the critical details relevant to the sale. For us to be able to put a good and competitive offer, her years of experience in the industry helped a lot. We have seen how confident she is in every advice she gave us.
We had a great experience working with her! Considering we are buying our first home, the overall experience is very positive. Gina was able to guide us through the process, and provide critical advice and recommendations.We did not experience the heartbreak of sending an offer to a home we like but losing in the end. Thanks to the dedication and effort that Gina exerted during the process. We are glad that we shared this milestone with her!"
Apple M., Chicago (Buyer) Sat, 09 Feb 2019 02:17:44 +1000
"Gina is just awesome! She understands what we need and what we want. She was our agent when we bought our first home, so we sought her out again when we outgrew it. We know she is very knowledgeable, truthful and a straight shooter and knows the business. She seems like a mother hen to us when giving us feedback, etc. She even gave us tips and helped us on how to decorate. We love her, even our toddlers love her and includes her in their prayers!"
Veronica (Buyer) Fri, 04 Jan 2019 02:47:46 +1000
"Gina Back is a great asset to Home Smart. Her expertise and patience in dealing with our very complicated short sale situation made it seem like a walk in the park. She always go above and beyond what’s required of her and we really appreciated that. Thank you Gina!"
Divine M, Chicago (Seller) Fri, 04 Jan 2019 01:55:20 +1000
"Thanks for helping us find a home. You are truly amazing."
Raymund Arzadon, Glenview (Buyer) Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:16:22 +1000
"Gina did a wonderful job, she went above and beyond to make sure I was completely satisfied and got the best deal possible."
Beverly Henkelman (Buyer) Sat, 08 Dec 2018 03:17:42 +1000
"Gina's knowledge of the area and her expertise and experience in the realty business were instrumental in helping us find our home. She patiently explained the process to us, showed us our options, and did not rush us into making a decision. She is easy to talk to and is readily available to answer questions. We highly recommend her."
Bill Dominguez, Vernon Hills (Buyer) Thu, 29 Nov 2018 02:54:29 +1000
"As an ambivalent home Buyer,Gina addressed all our concerns and questions in a matter of fact answers without sugar coating the facts just to appease us.This helped us build the confidence to pursue our home buying goals.I feel like she used all her knowledge and skills in our selection process and in dealing with the sellers.She also helped us deal with the mortgage process by giving us tips on how to deal with our loan officer and lawyer...little things that proved to be very helpful.Overall,Gina knows how to level up or down with her clients to achieve the home buying goals.Thank you Gina!"
James and Juriyah Obina-Streamwood,Il. (Buyer) Sat, 08 Sep 2018 15:39:02 +1000
"Gina Back is the best at what she does. She helped me close in less than 30 days and only put down half of what I thought I was going to put down as a first time home buyer. This might not be typical situation but she worked hard and fought to make it happen regardless. She made the whole process less stressful. She deserves 11 STARS out of 10!!"
Voltaire Ludjin: Round Lake Park IL. (Buyer) Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:59:14 +1000
"Gina Back has given me such a wonderful experience in the home purchase process. Her positive persona , expertise and professionalism are far beyond excellent that is why I already recommended her to a couple of friends. She was able to secure a good deal for me and has been very helpful and resourceful during the entire time. I have witnessed how this amazing woman tirelessly works for the best interest of her clients thus bringing exceptional service. She is a “ miracle worker ” and has taken my situation into heart, securing me and my family a home, a place that we could call our own. I’ve heard so many remarkable reviews about her and that is how I came to trust her service but to be able to witness and experience how she touches lives and gain multitude of clients turned friends is truly inspiring and I am forever grateful."
Jen Arzadon (Buyer) Wed, 22 Aug 2018 16:56:33 +1000
"Gina has been our agent from day one! She is courteous and so extremely attentive and reliable. She has been our guide through the searching AND buying process and we simply couldn’t ask for a better mentor.
Gina is simply PHENOMENAL!! Gina is an amazing agent and has become a friend through the course of our home buying experience. She went above and beyond to listen to our wants and needs. We absolutely adore her positive attitude and tenacity.
If you are looking for a home, condo, townhouse or looking to sell, Gina Back will have your back!!"
Will and Danielle Putzbach, Villa Park IL (Buyer) Sat, 07 Jul 2018 19:02:28 +1000
"Gina Back is not just your average realtor. She is a gifted strategist. If not for her, we would've not gotten the house we wanted due to a few unique situations. The way she dealt with us, you will learn that it is never about the commission for her. It's always about what is best for us. As we made an offer to several properties, she would tell us we should only offer this much and not go beyond upon properly assessing a property's value. She would honestly say what is worth and what is not. I often tell her that she is like a mother - very caring, protective and honest. She never gave up on us eventhough our situation was very challenging. She was there all the way, all the time. There were times we wanted to give up, but she kept us going. She is truly amazing. Now that we got the house, her service didn't stop there. As I was overwhelmed with all the stuff I have just all over the place, she came to tell me where to place the furnitures and to keep all the boxes out of sight and just open them one by one. That helped me kept my sanity. We love Gina. She is genuine. She is amazing."
Winston and May, Naperville (Buyer) Sun, 10 Jun 2018 00:05:37 +1000
"Buying a home especially for the first time here in the US can be a real challenge. But Gina Back did exert her best effort to help us through the process. Her knowledge, experience and advice helped us tremendously in making decisions. She always had our interests and welfare at heart throughout the process, and her guidance was exceptional. She made everything easier and fun! We would love to work with her again in the future."
Candy & Marilyn, Lisle IL (Buyer) Fri, 01 Jun 2018 23:47:52 +1000
"Gina Back is a good agent. She knows everything especially on what to do based on the requirements that you need. She's been doing this for a long time and that's why we trust her.
I recommend Gina Back to my friends and relatives."
Vince (Buyer) Wed, 23 May 2018 11:49:19 +1000
"Gina Back was professional, kind, understood our needs (family with young children), she knew our budget, was available throughout the whole process and even after closing. Thank you so much for the help. It was a pleasure working with you and everything has been greatly appreciated."
Janizh Dionisio, Chicago (Buyer) Tue, 27 Mar 2018 06:14:14 +1000
"It was great working with Gina Back to find our first home in the Arlington Heights area. She kept her eye out for homes we might be interested in seeing, thoroughly inspected the homes we visited for potential issues, and walked us through the process from contract to close. Overall, we are happy with our experience and our purchase."
Josie, Arlington Heights, IL (Buyer) Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:51:40 +1000
"We developed our good relation with Gina when we bought our first townhouse.
We chose her again on our second house because Gina is indeed a gifted, talented and knows market. I always recommend her to my friends and family.
We loved Gina because she treat us like a family not a customer. She is always think what is best for her client and she is not after to her commission.
She was always available for questions, and made us feel like we were her only client.
She is truly a high-caliber professional and her knowledge of the local market and negotiating skills were key in ensuring that we closed the deal
I can't thank you enough for the time and dedication you gave us during the process until we closed."
Jeng& Prarie View IL (Buyer) Fri, 09 Feb 2018 03:07:06 +1000
"Gina was a very knowledgeable agent. With her many years of experience being a realtor, she already knows if the house is good just by looking at it. She helped me understood well the process of buying the house before we even started looking for one. She knows what we wanted and what kind of house will work for us. She is easily reachable and can contact her anytime if you have questions. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family and Im looking forward to work with her again in the future."
Marie Bonjoc, Northlake (Buyer) Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:05:16 +1000
"We are very much happy and satisfied with her service"
Harish Mehta , 49 Mckinley Lane, streamwoood -60107 (Buyer) Mon, 09 Oct 2017 01:09:42 +1000
From the bottom of our hearts Thank you!! You so patient, kind, caring and professional. You are more then just a "sales Lady". Your a LADY of class!!
Through the whole thing you were a friend and adviser. I have been giving out your business card left and right to everyone that is buying or selling a home.
You took us under your wings and protected us like a mother hawk.
You stood by our side in some tough times during the house hunt. And offered patience and guidance rather then frustration.
As I sit here and type I shake my head in just utter amazement and heart felt joy that you just helped us do...... BECOME FIRST TIME OWNERS!!
It was such a joy sitting back after closing and buying you a truly deserved lunch and champagne toast. We were honored to that you joined us. Again, showed you truly care!!
See you (and your hubby) at the house warming party!! Which we have no doubt you will be at because you will be the guest of honor!!
Love, Andrew and Lisa"
Andrew + Lisa, Arlington Heights moving to Buffalo Grove thanks to Gina. (Buyer) Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:20:08 +1000
"I knew Gina's track record, as almost all my other friends had bought their home with her assistance. So I knew I was in very good hands, and I could not have picked a better real estate agent to help me find my home."
Christinelle Arroyo, Mundelein (Buyer) Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:37:42 +1000
"Gina was simply amazing, very knowledgeable, paid great attention to detail and the local market. Amazing in negotiations which was very important to me. She went above and beyond my expectations, i will definitely be using her again and refer her to friends and family."
Nick Zonno, Lake in the Hills (Buyer) Thu, 06 Jul 2017 03:44:10 +1000
"It was a pleasure meeting Gina. I felt very confident and satisfied working with her. She's very trustworthy and professional in dealing with matters that arise. I will absolutely recommend her to anybody."
Marla, Illinois (Buyer) Mon, 03 Oct 2016 03:09:30 +1000
"Gina has very good personality that makes you trust her at first sight. She is very professional, friendly, knowledgeable of the business and a good negotiator. I will strongly recommend Gina to my friends."
Erlinda Tumanf, 3401 N Carriageway Unt 301, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004 (Buyer) Fri, 09 Sep 2016 01:07:00 +1000
"The excellent recommendations from friends was the decision factors in selecting her as our real state agent. Gina has vast knowledge in acquiring real state in good deal.
She has an equally outstanding network (home inspector, real state lawyer, mortgage officer). She handled the communication between different parties to ensure seamless transactions. She successfully negotiated to have the seller pay for closing costs in the 2 houses we purchased.
We came here in US to work. We didn't have any idea about real state. Gina helped us to put everything in perspective and set a long term goal. Through her guidance we were able to purchase 2 houses within 2 years. Now we will have an income property. Our experience with her was more than buying a new house. It was a wake up call that we can take control of our finances (college funds, emergency funds, life insurance, retirement funds) and achieve our goals.
Gina is outstanding in all aspects. We are extremely grateful that we met her. She earned our trust and we feel good in recommending her because it means helping other families too."
Sarah Borbe - Vernon Hills (Buyer) Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:10:10 +1000
"Buying my first house was a great experience thanks to Gina!!!! She was always available whenever I had any questions, and I had a lot!!! I will definitely recommend her to my friends and family!! She was very professional and respectful during the whole process!!!
Thank you Gina!!!"
Alex Kovalenko (Buyer) Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:20:02 +1000
"Gina was great in helping me find my first home! She was patient and understanding throughout the whole process! As a first time buyer I was initially hesitant but we had a couple of meetings beforehand and she was really great at explaining everything so someone like myself could understand it all. There were a couple of places we saw that she thought would be a good fit for me, but because I wasn't crazy about this or that she didn't push and we simply moved on to the next one. We found the right place for me and I know that this was the right choice. I will definitely recommend her to friends and family in the future."
Gian Carnero (Buyer) Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:43:38 +1000
"Gina goes above and beyond to help her clients."
Hannah Formeller (Seller) Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:52:10 +1000
"Gina made great recommendations and gave excellent advice during our search process. She helped us negotiate closing costs and navigated us throughout the entire process. I prefer to deal with honest straightforward people and that's what Gina is. I wouldn't hesitateto recommend Gina."
Marl Glenview, IL (Buyer) Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:53:44 +1000
"Gina is very dependable. She will guide you throughout the whole process. She gives advices. If there are issues she is always there ready to help even after the sales she makes herself available. We will surely recommend her to our friends."
Tess (Buyer) Tue, 15 Mar 2016 07:52:16 +1000
"Gina was excellent. She provided great advice and direction. She was always available and was detailed in regards to market analysis. I could not be happier in the selection of our realtor and will recommend her to family and friends. Gina is the best!
The process with Gina (our realtor) was seamless. She was knowledgeable and recommended us to the right people in order to make the process easy. Gina has extended her help even going forward after our closing which is much appreciated. We were lucky she was recommended to us. I had another realtor and am glad I made the change to Gina."
Millie LaBoy, Round Lake, Illinois (Buyer) Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:04:26 +1000
"Looking back, 7 months ago, I would have not imagined my family and I living in our own house. Our journey to owning a house for the first time was far from being smooth but it’s worth the ride.
We’ve been renting for almost 8 years and have been trying to buy a house the last 5 years but were unsuccessful. During this period, we’ve worked with a number of realtors and have seen quite a number of houses but no one really told us about the process and how to plan and prepare for it. Not until we met Gina about two years ago.
At first, I was a little skeptical with her approach. She started with helping us understand that before we even look around for houses, we need to sit down and assess our capability to do so. It was a slow but sure approach, that later on, made me appreciate her intensions. She introduced us to a program that enabled us to be on track in being a first time home owner.
It took a while, but she was very patient, like a pregnant mother getting ready to give birth to her first child. Unlike other realtors, her concern was not just closing the deal. She knows that our experience doesn't end with signing the contract. It's a journey that goes beyond paying the mortgage month to month. She took very good care of us.
We absolutely love the house. It was win-win for both of us."
Medardo Jurado, Grayslake, IL (Buyer) Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:02:32 +1000
"As a first-time buyer, you need a realtor with whom you will feel confident that you will be taken care of. I’m glad to have Gina Back as my realtor. She is excellent. She keeps her client’s best interest in mind in every undertaking she does, from beginning to end, and even beyond closing a sale. She prepared me - my credit history to be in good standing, way ahead of shopping for a house, in that when the time came for me to pick what house to buy, the house that I really, really like, she managed and convinced the listing agent to award the sale of the property to me even with competing buyers who are also interested with the property. All of these because she was quick and savvy, knows what to do, what to expect and made me aware beforehand. Even the listing agent was impressed with her and admired her persistence on getting the sale. She also has a team of efficient people - mortgagor, lawyer, house inspector, property assessor, etc, who diligently worked with me and provided guidance through the entire process of buying a house. I will definitely recommend her to everyone I know who are planning to buy a property."
Melanie Soliva (Buyer) Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:12:23 +1000
"Positive overall experience. Gina Back was full hands on through out the search, selection, negotiation and purchase of the property. she is very supportive of the client's needs, gives insights and advice on each of the potential properties we checked during the search. Would definitely recommend her to friends/families who are planning on purchasing their dream house."