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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

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.

We reluctantly had to sell our investment property in a highly regarded Chicago community.

After interviewing several agents, and following a friend’s recommendation, we selected Doug Harter from Baird & Warner. Doug had a data-driven approach, whilst demonstrating a thorough understanding of Chicago’s market with a strong work ethic. Doug worked diligently on readying our home, which has been rented for the last several years, handled all the showings, and helped us understand our negotiating strengths. We appreciate Doug and would like to advocate on his behalf.

M. Richards Family

Doug was steady, gave great advice when we needed it and in one stage of the search saved me from myself.

  Suffice to say we felt extremely grateful to have him on our team and in our corner.  Besides all that, he's a great guy.

Jennifer and Dan

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

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

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 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

Doug was incredibly attentive to our needs from the start of our journey.

With a plethora of knowledge we were able to rely on him at any moment for the support needed. Doug has valuable contacts that we were able to work with collaboratively. Highly recommended! Thank you - Amalia & Jason

Amalia M kyriacou

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

Our experience working with Doug was 1st class.

His knowledge, responsiveness, and bekng able to adjust on the fly was cery impressive. We moved our moving date up by 60 days and Doug was able to address all of our needs and concerns and found an amazing property that we purchased. Definitely a 5 star experience from start to finish.

David Kimber

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

Thank you Doug for all your hard work.

You were great to work with. You didn't pressure me and you talked things out with me to achieve the best result we could get at the time. I told you early on, it was God's grace that told me internally that you would be the agent to get the job done. I thank you.

Lori S.

Doug Was fantastic!

Embarking on selling my fathers condo was daunting, but Doug was so helpful, patient, and informative, working with us exactly as we needed. He guided us through the entire process, giving us great advice and just bites off encouragement at every turn., Doug was so responsive at all times through our selling process. He made a difficult time much easier. I will absolutely call Doug for any real estate needs in the future!

Rachel White

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

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 great to work with!

Thanks so much for his good work.

Jennifer Harper

Doug was a referral to us from a work colleague.

Doug know ins and outs of Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. He also has skilled and gifted at understanding your needs. Our search took more than 8 months, we started first looking for one year rental, then a six month rental and finally move towards a purchase. Doug was extremely patient and guided us through our options, additionally we were out of state buyers and Doug went out of his way to optimize our time during our trips. When it came to close the deal and the process through out, Doug connected us to his network to reach successful close.

Zahina Kadri

My husband and I used Doug to help sell our home in a high rise in Lincoln Park.

The market in our building has not been the best in the past year, and Doug has gone above and beyond to help us sell our home. He arranged for stagers to come in and make some changes to the furniture, helped us to get painting done after a home inspection, and was always there to help the process move along. He was so professional throughout our entire experience that I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends or clients. We had a wonderful experience working with Doug.

Patti Hughes

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

Five Stars!

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

PKW

Buying and/or selling a home can be one of the most stressful things you do.

Luckily we found the perfect realtor! Doug is an absolute pleasure to work with! We felt he truly cared about us as clients and listened to our needs. He was always available to answer questions and available to show our condo to interested buyers. He is incredibly professional, honest, and easy to work with. He has a keen awareness of the market and trends and gave not only insightful but thoughtful and realistic advice while keeping us informed of current market trends. We truly appreciated everything he did for us in order to make the sale work for all parties involved!

Nadine Portera

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

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

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

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 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

Doug was polished, confident, and knowledgeable from the start.

He is very easy to contact and communicate with at pretty much all times. The whole process went fairly smoothly, seamlessly, and largely without flaw, from pricing and listing, to getting under contract within 48 hours (!!!), to keeping in contact with the seller's agent, to recommending great resources and people throughout the process, to closing at about a month's time. Would recommend without reservations for anyone buying/selling a home.

Stephanie Tsai

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 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

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.

Although this was an extremely long process, Mr.

Harter did his best to make it pleasant. He made sure to stay on top of things and that was all I could ask for.

Dejanaie Matthews

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 and his partner Suzanne are truly a exceptional team.

Along with Suzanne, they worked tirelessly in these challenging COVID times to get our appartment rented. Great Realtors to have if you want the job to be done.

Ramesh Veeragandham, M.d.

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

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.

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 has been incremental in the entire process and an absolutely delight.

I consider him to be my friend after this!

Shawn Zheng

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

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

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

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

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.

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 very knowledgeable of the Chicago market, uses data and insight to help guide decisions, and gives direct and action oriented advice.

We appreciated his counsel on selling our condo in the midst of COVID-19 and the disruption to the market.

Saundra Linn

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 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

I cannot stress enough how grateful I am to have had Doug represent during the sale of my condo.

I worked with Doug during a relocation, and he made the entire process so easy and stress-free for me. My condo was a challenging sell due to the downturn in the downtown market after COVID. However, Doug was there for me every step of the way. He was always available to take my questions, and was so understanding of my concerns. He is very knowledgeable, and great at giving advice. Thank you Doug for making what could have been a very stressful process for me an enjoyable one!

Jenna Harper

Doug was the consummate real estate broker.

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

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"Doug is a true real estate and market expert. His knowledge of the marketplace both current and future trends was extremely insightful and helped us make the best long-term home purchasing decision. Not ... more "
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by DavidKimber6
"Doug was a referral to us from a work colleague. Doug know ins and outs of Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. He also has skilled and gifted at understanding your needs. Our search took more than ... more "
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by Zahina kadri
"Doug was an amazing agent from start to finish. He helped me sell my condo during a relocation, and made the entire process so easy for me. My condo was challenging to sell in the downtown market during ... more "
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by JennaHarper11

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