Doug Harter - Testimonials

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We worked with Doug on the purchase of an apartment in the Gold Coast.

He was wonderfully knowledgeable, responsive and thorough. He provided comps and the wealth of information we needed to make an informed decision at a very fast pace. He was a pleasure to be with and helped make the entire process a very positive one.

Andi S.

Doug was one of the most professional, efficient, honest agents I have ever worked with!

I have bought and sold 10 homes and offices, and it was a pleasure to work with Doug. He listened to our concerns and input and made me feel comfortable with his plan which was important since I am 1000 miles away!

Elizabeth Stevenson

Doug was everything I could have wanted in a real estate broker and more!

From our initial discussions about my relocation to Chicago to the final closing, Doug was there every step of the way ensuring that every detail was completed timely and accurately. Most of all, Doug was patient with me as I learned the various neighborhoods in the city of Chicago and slowly narrowed my list of properties that were of interest to me. I'd recommend Doug to every colleague I have moving to Chicago and every friend I have in Chicago looking for a new home.

Matt Howard

Doug is great to work with.

Doug is very customer service oriented and was willing to help with whatever I needed. I would recommend working with him for your real estate needs.

Jill Schwieters

Our experience with Doug was one was one of the best my wife and I have had in our real estate searches and purchases since our first house back in 1982!

Doug is a professional who fully understood what we were looking for eventhough we weren't so clear on location, size or price range. But, he was patient and thorough enough to choose a pretty wide variety of condos to show us until we found the right one. Once we found the condo we liked he was always available to answer questions promptly and continued his keen interest in to fully satisfy us with even small issues that always rise in acquiring real estates. Thanks Doug!

Arman Moseni

Doug recently executed brilliantly on the sale of our Chicago Condo.

It was part of a corporate relocation. Although a realtor myself, as the spouse of the relocated party, I was unable to be involved in the transaction as the broker. There were a number of guardrails and limitations around the deal. Doug navigated through all that with complete confidence and kept us up to speed at every step of the process. That made this experience so seamless and stress free for us. He worked so collaboratively with all the many partners and thus created a really outstanding experience for us. Our condo sold right at the price we wanted in less than 24 hours. I would recommend Doug to anyone !!

Eddie Diaz

Doug was the perfect realtor!

Calm, thoughtful, very knowledgeable and able to get us - a group of 3 very different persons not all living in the area - to grasp and deal with all the issues. Made it a pleasant and successful experience for us all. I highly recommend Doug for your real estate transactions.

Beth Alexander Stevenson

Doug did a tremendous job for us.

He followed through on everything, kept us informed along the way and guided us through the entire process. He’s extremely knowledgeable about the market and found us a property which had just been listed. Doug knows how to move quickly. We can’t thank him enough and highly recommend him.

Jill Belconis and Steve Aschkenase

Douglas is a the greatest asset to Baird, he is so well versed about the real estate market, and he knows everything there is to know about Chicagoland.

He is fun to be around, always optimistic, he is a problem solver, and all around great agent. I would highly recommended him to all, and next time I need another dwelling, he’s the man!

ROBIN CHRISTIAN

I highly recommend Doug.

His attention to detail and follow through is outstanding. Doug knows the market and provided great insight to market positioning. Doug is a great professional and I would use his services again.

Jim Bitter

Doug over exceeded our expectations.

Having the most perfect balance of being professional and personable, he made sure that our new home would be all that we need and more. Thank you for an amazing experience!

Christine Rocas

We would highly recommend Doug Harter for his work in real estate sales.

He is very personable, knowledgeable about the field, and listens to his client! He is not a high pressure salesman but he works on your timeline, is expeditious in his response time, and makes the entire process as easy as  possible! We appreciate his efforts and his professionalism!

Lisa and Bill

Doug was a joy to work with and helped find our new home.

We can't express our thanks enough. Doug is professional and attentive. We can recommend him without question.

Larry and Casandra Paul

Fueling Doug’s effectiveness is his extensive knowledge of Chicago, based on his many years of experience and tenure as a Northside resident.

Equally appealing is his refreshing personality, honest approach and diligent follow-through. You can expect the best.

Steve M.

My experience with Doug Harter was pleasant and professional from our first conversation.

Doug was knowledgeable about the market and listened to the specifics of our situation, offering marketing options based on our circumstances. His insight helped us price the property properly and we achieved what we hoped to in a very short time. I'd recommend Doug to family or friend with no reservations.

Tom Walsh

The best experience ever, very professional and always with a great smile to answer all our questions, we feel very comfortable since first day, thanks so much for everything if we buy something else we will keep him in mind.

Yerika Fuentes

Doug was the consummate real estate broker.

Professional, knowledgeable, and addressed all of our concerns resulting in a wonderful outcome!

Bernie winitz

I don't think there is anyone better.

Doug Harter is on it. From beginning to end he was practical, knowledgeable, proactive and responsive, resulting in the sale of our Chicago condo in a very tough buyers market. The consummate professional. What more could you want?

Kevin Reilly

Doug was very efficient and professional in handling the sale of our Gold Coast condo.

Despite a few challenges, he stayed calm and gave us thoughtful guidance. I would definitely recommend him to future clients.

Lisa and Larry Sablosky

Simply, a phenomenal experience.

Doug did everything for us -- all we had to do was show up and express our opinion. We will recommend Doug to our friends.

Paul and Jenny

Doug is an excellent agent.

I was relocating w/ little knowledge about Chicago and “city living” and Doug was excellent at helping me understand the different areas in the city and what to look for. Very patient - showed many properties. Went above and beyond my expectations. Highly recommend.

James Van Buren

Exceptional results are the least you can expect when entrusting your real estate needs to Doug Harter.

It is rare to find the same attentive service, creative problem solving, steadfast patience and dedication to his client’s best interests…all qualities that he capably brings to life for each seller and buyer.

Derek K.

Doug is an accomplished professional who’s continually exceeded my expectations.

Besides his impressive achievements, the glowing accolades he receives from peers attest to the quality of his work. Job well done.

Jill L.

Doug listened to what we wanted, and found us several apartments to choose from in the Gold Coast area of Chicago.

When we decided upon an apartment, he provided wise counsel throughout the negotiating process. He is hardworking and honest, and we highly recommend him.

M. Burns

Doug Harter is simply the best!

! My husband I had been looking for a condo in Marina City for quite sometime. We wanted a specific location in order to achieve the best view. Doug was patient and kept looking and sending us options until we found what we wanted. His advice did not only include the choice of lender and lawyers but even the best places to find the furniture that would fit our need and budget. He is enthusiastic, professional and all in all a pleasure to be around. We highly recommend Doug!

Waleska and John

San Francisco.

That’s where my wife, kids, and I live. It’s far enough from where I grew up in West Rogers Park. And once a Chicagoan, always a Chicagoan. Sooo...it’s time to think about investment property, and Chicago is really affordable (well, at least it is compared to SF), and some day when we retire, my wife and I wanted to have a nice place or two to live for a few months of the year. This is where the fabulous Doug Harter comes in. I found Doug online when looking at buying in Marina City. After getting connected to Doug, we instantly hit it off. Doug also lived in SF, so he understood our perspectives and objectives. Plus, Doug is truly magnificent. I never saw the Marina City one bedroom, one bathroom condo, and had no interest in flying to Chicago just to spend an hour seeing this particular unit we wanted to purchase. Doug went in the middle of winter and FaceTimed me for a virtual walkthrough of this amazing unit situated directly over the Chicago River. Fantastic experience. Down to minor details, Doug checked the entire property out. He found me a terrific and highly capable mortgage agent. Got the price we wanted too. Doug really negotiated on our behalf. We closed on the unit rapidly, and began the process of finding a renter, as again, our approach the whole time was to use this unit as an investment. Doug found us a property management service inside Baird & Warner, and stayed involved in the process the whole way until we got a tennant. Bottom line? We had a terrific experience overall, all thanks to Doug. Total rockstar! Oh, the real truth is our 12 year old son wants to live some day in Chicago, so we really bought the unit for him...but in the meantime, it’s an investment property. :-) Ok, that was property number one, about a year ago now. Fast forward to Dec. 2019. I was bored, so decided to jump on the Redfin app for fun. And there she was. A redesigned 58th floor beauty in the Hancock, sitting directly above Michigan Avenue, facing south, with the Water Tower directly below, Navy Pier right out the windows to the east, and Sears Tower looming large to the Southwest. Stunningly and completely remodeled in a beautiful modern aesthetic, this one bed, one bath, 985 square foot condo had us immediately interested. So guess who I called (actually texted) without hesitation? Doug Harter!! He remembered everything about me immediately, and had such a sweet and welcoming voice and demeanor. Once again, Doug raced over to the Hancock, this time with the owner’s agent, and gave me a FaceTime call to walk through the unit with me virtually. Total dedication to his craft. Doug is amazing. He fought for the best price and negotiated a competitive deal, so we did it. Doug even helped find a loan agent, as well as a property manager too. I couldn’t be happier with the overall experience Doug provided. A huge recommendation for Mr. Doug Harter! And who knows? Maybe we’ll see something else to make our eyes sparkle and want to buy in another iconic Chicago landmark building. But I can tell you this...if we do, you know exactly who I’ll call for help again without hesitation! And if you‘re in the market, then you absolutely should call Doug Harter too!!

Ward Karson

Doug was tireless in helping me find my ideal condo.

In an extremely competitive time to buy, time was of the essence - he sent listings twice a day and was always prompt in his responses - getting us in to see places as soon as they went on the market. When I did find the perfect place, the contract and closing process was made as easy as possible - which was appreciated for a first-time home buyer. Highly recommend!

Allison Zielinski

Five Stars!

!! I have only the best things to say about Doug Harter, with no complaints whatsover.

PKW

We were looking to purchase a unique income property in River North and We found Doug after speaking with several other less experienced agents who simply couldn't grasp the economic concepts involved.

Doug devised a negotiating strategy that resulted in us getting the property we wanted at a price below our expectations!!! Throughout the process Doug was organized and proactively managed everyone involved - lenders, lawyers, and associations - in order to get us from contract to closing in less than a month! We have bought and sold dozens of properties over the years and Doug is among the best, most professional, and most knowledgeable realtors we have used. We will not buy or sell another city property without Doug's involvement!

Barry and Heather

I don't think there is anyone better.

Doug Harter is on it. From beginning to end he was practical, knowledgeable, proactive and responsive, resulting in the sale of our Chicago condo in a very tough buyers market. The consummate professional. What more could you want?

Kevin Reilly

Do not settle for second best.

In my many years of buying and selling homes, Doug is quite simply the most preeminent agent that I have ever used. He has impressive market knowledge, an amiable disposition, and a tenacious approach to his work. I look forward to working with him again.

Bill T.

Doug is an excellent agent.

I was relocating w/ little knowledge about Chicago and “city living” and Doug was excellent at helping me understand the different areas in the city and what to look for. Very patient - showed many properties. Went above and beyond my expectations. Highly recommend.

James Van Buren

I recently purchased a condo at 600 Fairbanks Court.

Doug Harter was my broker. He was extremely attentive, helping me every step of the way. My closing went smoothly and now I’m on busy moving into my new home.

Fay Ferguson
Reviews on Zillow
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"My wife and I relocated from Seattle to Chicago and Doug went above and beyond in every manner. Whether is was showing us an abnormal amount of houses in a short time frame or showing us all the neighborhoods ... more "
5/5.0
by user8078999
"Real estate purchases can be and are complex so it was quite helpful to have Doug guide us through the nuances. He worked well with the seller's agent to coordinate showings and was highly responsive ... more "
5/5.0
by emcmahon0013
"Doug made selling our apartment so easy!
He was with us every step of the way and his knowledge as to pricing and timing was “spot on”
I highly recommend Doug and Baird &Warner! more "
5/5.0
by judith schiller

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