"When my husband and I were ready to look for houses, we did a little research on the top realtors in the area of Lake Zurich and Hawthorn Woods. Samantha Kalamaras really stood out to us because of all her wonderful reviews online. As soon as I spoke with her on the phone and met her in person, I knew that was the best decision we could have made."
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Her marketing plan was outstanding...
"I can't imagine any other real estate agent providing the level of service that Samantha did. I met her at our neighborhood meeting, where she was representing one of her sellers who couldn't attend. That told me right then and there that she was the right agent for me. Samantha is not pushy in any way, providing great market insight and guidance, but leaving the decisions to us. Her marketing plan was outstanding - the quality of her website listing and her printed marketing material is outstanding. Always available, and helpful throughout the process with getting things done to show the house in its best possible light, and other help that was not even her responsibility - that is Sam! Thank you, Sam!"
--Seller, 48 Deer Point Drive, Hawthorn Woods
Would highly recommend her...
We used Samantha as our realtor to buy our first home in Lake Forest and would highly recommend her. She is a great listener, very patient and most importantly we ended up with a house we love.
A great resource...
Thanks so much, Samantha; I really appreciate you touching base with me! You've been a great partner, and we definitely recommend you to our transferees as someone who's a great resource!
--Kate Wigley, Plus Relocation Services
Samantha is very easy to work with.
I really enjoyed working with Samantha. She understood what we were looking for, but did not limit our options. She gave us the opportunity to change our search criteria as we refined what it was we wanted in a property. Samantha is not at all pushy and realizes that the decision is ultimately up to her clients. She is enthusiastic and very easy to work with. I would definitely recommend Samantha to anyone in the process of searching for a new home.
The Etter Family
From another agent...
Just wanted to say thanks for making this deal go smooth. You and Kimberly did a great job. My client is extremely happy. It's nice to work with professionals who know how to get the deal done without aggravation. Thanks again for everything - I hope I have the chance to work with you again.
Thank you....You have touched our hearts.....
Vince and Samantha,
Denise and I reminisce all the time about our journey into selling our home in Buffalo Grove to owning 137 Sylvan. We wouldn't have done it if it weren't for the both of you. We will always tell the stories of our ordeal and it will be passed down to our kids etc.....some day when our grand kids ask us, how did you come to live here, Sylvan Lake...we will tell them the story....
In the meanwhile, it all started with a tour of Forest Lake in which we saw a flyer of Samantha's listing. From that day on it was as if there was a force (The Secret) that kicked in. Being totally pleased with Samantha and her hard work while balancing a family and living with you, Vince....(reminds me of Denise and I), and getting the opportunity to work with you, Vince, as well was....just the best bonus ever. You guys are a FANTASTIC team and Denise and I feel super lucky to have stumbled upon the both of you.
You guys are special and responded to every question and challenge. Vince, I will truly miss learning and working with you. Our door will always remain open to you and our hearts will always reamin eternally grateful for your efforts on our behalf.
I look forward to staying in touch and watching your kids grow up....
Your Good Friends,
Gary and Denise
She was my Rock....
Samantha was always on top of her game despite these uncertain times in the market. We had several potential buyers before we sold our house in December [of all months]. And then she came through again finding me an amazing new home!
She was my rock.
Above and beyond...
Samantha went above and beyond the call of duty. She was always available at a moment's notice and I could count on here following up with any inquiry or question in a instance. I would highly recommend her in the future and will use her when we go to resell this home.
The Fugitt Family
"Samantha was very helpful and worked hard to help us find a new house. We found a great home that was perfect for our family! We are very thankful and would highly recommend her!"
She doesn't stop after the sale!
Sam works hard for her clients. And she doesn't stop working for you after the sale, she is always there to help out where she can. She is a true professional and the best realtor we have ever worked with.
Willing to work for her Clients!
Having moved many times we have had our share of realtor relationships. The work Samantha did for us in finding a rental home was way beyond the normal scope of work for a realtor. She was able to find a great home for us in a small target area and come in on budget. The next time we need a realtor we will definately contact Samantha. She is thoughtful and insightful and very much willing to work for her clients. Thanks again, Dave and Angie Rands
The Ultimate Partner!
"Samantha Kalamaras was truly the ultimate partner in our 2010 real estate sale and purchase. She has access to great resources that separate her from the competition.
Sam was professional, thoughtful and strategic with our real Estate transaction. We will be forever grateful for having the opportunity to work with such a professional and great person as Samantha Kalamaras"
Gary and Denise G.
Always on Top of the Market!
Samantha has amazing zeal and energy, always on top of the market and knowing what inventory is available that would suit your needs. She goes above and beyond to get the job done. Thank you!
We cannot thank you enough!
You were attentive to our desires from day one. It took less than a year to complete the whole process of selling and renting but you stuck with us all the way. We cannot thank you enough.
Mimi and Paul W.
To the managing broker...
Dear Mr. Skae, My wife had the good fortune of meeting your associate, Samantha Kalamaras at an open house. Our home had been on the market for many months and we were looking to purchase a new home that we could grow into. Unfortunately, our agent's only marketing strategy seemed to be reduction, reduction, reduction. We signed with Coldwell Banker because of Samantha and she was able to sell our existing home and find us a wonderful home in a matter of weeks. Samantha made us feel like her only client and her positive attitude and drive was quite refreshing. We recommend her to everyone we talk to without hesitation. We just wanted you to what an amazing asset Samantha is to Coldwell Banker and all of her clients! Not only is she terrific, but her recommendations have all been great--movers, lawyer, handyman, etc.
Frank & Eileen
Dear Samantha, just a short note to congratulate you on a great year in 2010 and to say thanks for your conscientious involvement in our recent real estate transaction. Your follow up and overall involvement to get the buyer and seller to understand one another's point of view and priority made the difference.
Sincerly, Barratt Custom Homes of Hawthorn Woods.
She Sets the Standard!
"Samantha's knowledge of the market, pro-active marketing, customer service and hustle CLEARLY set her apart from any other real estate agent I've used. She sets the standard for what real estate agents should do for their clients."
We struggled to find the right place.....
"We really struggled to find a place to lease in the school district we were targeting. After looking at all of the homes for rent in the area, we quickly discovered that nothing quite fit what we were looking for. When we met Samantha Kalamaras, she took the time to figure out what we needed and liked and really went the extra mile to find a solution. She not only convinced several home owners to consider leasing, but she convinced them to consider leasing to our large family of 7 including 3 kids and 2 dogs. As a result we ended up leasing a great home that we never would have found otherwise. We were very fortunate to have found Samantha and will use her for all of our real estate needs in the future."
The Banks Family
I've had many transactions with Samantha and have always found her to be hard working, thorough and very responsive.
Stephanie K. Kearney, Attorney