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Fulton Grace

Carpenters Addition, Illinois

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Fulton Grace

Carpenters Addition, Illinois

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Stuart M.

8 October 2019

I was moving from NYC to Chicago and was used to the New York market.  Keith Bjorklund made the transition much easier, showing me a bunch of great places and the one I ended up leasing.  He's very responsive and worked incredibly hard to get me my new apartment (which I love) at a great price.  His aftercare is top notch as well.  Couldn't recommend Keith more. More...

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Adam W.

26 September 2019

Keith was awesome to work with. We had a very strict deadline for moving and a lot of request and he found us the perfect place. Our list even changed a few times on him and he still worked with us and was very understanding. I would definitely recommend them and thanks for your help Keith! More...

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Tim S.

22 September 2019

I have only positive things to say about Fulton Grace, but in particular our property manager Samantha Mack. When we first decided to rent our place, I wasn't sure it would be worth the money to hire a full sized property management company. After the first bump in the road (our tenants wanted to end their lease early and find others to sublease), we were sold on Samantha. Whether it was an issue with the appliances, the tenants, or just any random thing that came up, she handled every concern with a friendly professionalism that was very comforting (we don't even live in the same city as the property anymore). She always presented any problem with a handful of solutions. She's thorough, responsive, and pleasant to work with and has helped us out with multiple problems that come up in the course of renting out a property. More...

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W C.

16 September 2019

I have been partnered with FGR as property managers since 2015 for my Chicago rental condo.  Their management fee is very reasonable and their service has always been  exemplary from day one.  My current property manager Leigh Ann has gone above and beyond my expectations.  Immediate responses to each of my questions, immediate updates regarding tenant issues and requests.  Meeting at my leisure to inspect the condo. Immediate follow up on every email. Leigh Ann is top notch.  I am a little worried that I will lose her with such a positive review.. More...

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Jefferson C.

5 September 2019

Me and my wife rented through Fulton Grace for the past almost 4 years. Natalie is our direct contact, and she was always fast to respond to any of our requests including maintenance issues, agreement renewals and accommodations when we move in and out of the unit. I would strongly recommend Fulton Grace to anyone who is looking to rent or have their units listed, and I would definitely look at Fulton Grace listings first when I return to Chicago. More...

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Hollis H.

25 August 2019

Review for Jodi Eggar, Real Estate Broker, Fulton GraceIf you are looking for a knowledgeable, detail oriented, experienced professional real estate broker to assist you with the purchase or sale of your home in Chicago, we highly recommend Jodi Eggar, of Fulton Grace Realty.We recently purchased our new apartment in Lincoln Park when we relocated to Chicago in June 2019 - we love our new home and had an excellent experience working with Jodi Eggar.We began our search for the perfect Chicago home in Winter of 2019. We lived in another state at the time, and the majority of details and responsibility of the search were cheerfully taken on by Jodi. She is an excellent listener and has great "people skills". She understood what specific things were most important to us and suggested only properties that met our requirements. Jodi sent us daily listings and updates, personal notes about things that were coming up soon and was tireless in her quest to find exactly what we were looking for.When properties that seemed to be a good match would come on the market, Jodi followed up on interesting leads in very quick time, often providing us with a remote tour by FaceTime. When our new home came on the market this May, she was able to do a FaceTime Tour for us within a day, put our offer in, and conclude all purchase negations in less than 24 hours because of her hard work and determination. Throughout the following month, Jodi put together a great team of necessary professionals to assist with then"closing": mortgage broker, appraiser and attorney. She facilitated much of the communication with this team of professionals and helped us to stay on top of all of the details. We arrived at the closing date extremely well prepared, calm and confident because of all of her efforts and great support.Jodi Eggar, Real Estate Broker, Fulton Grace Realty, is a tremendous real estate professional and a wonderful, kind and fun person to work with - an absolute GEM; you should work with her on your next real estate transaction! More...

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Kevin Roy

16 August 2019

Fulton Grace Broker/Agent deserves a raise! His professionalism, experience and willingness to go out of his way to be helpful to my clients was beyond impressive. Thank you, Andrew and Fulton Grace Realty for doing it right! Sincerely, Kevin Roy Licensed Broker, HomeSmart Connect Real Estate 708.821.4670 KevinRoyReports.com More...

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Patty L.

16 August 2019

As newly graduated young people, my roommate and I were anxious about trying to find a great apartment in our price range. We ended up finding the perfect apartment with the help of Joe M. We had visited with another agent, who dismissed us and didn't even shake our hands at the beginning or end. Joe was completely the opposite. He not only FOUND our dream apartment, but he was kind, polite, and offered great suggestions and commentary while visiting a couple great options he found for us. He was completely engaged in our process. It was so refreshing to find someone so great after my roommate and I have been previously disrespected. Joe is the best and has the best to offer. Highly Recommend. More...

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Nick Anderson

30 July 2019

My husband and I moved to Chicago from Indianapolis this summer. We struggled for several weeks to set up tours and find places that matched our criteria. After several unsuccessful trips to look at places with another company, I reached out to Edgard Stenzl and asked if he could help us since we were at our wits end. More...

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Veronica M.

26 July 2019

Working with Jessica was easy and efficient.  I needed to rent an apartment quick and she found me a good tenant in about a week.  Definitely using Jessica again as a leading agent! More...

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Daniel M.

25 July 2019

Walter is the ultimate professional who knows his stuff! After we relied on a different property manager to lease our home, we ended up with bad tenants for a couple of years. But with Walter, things changes for the best. He recommended that we not renew the lease and helped us get our property  back in shape. He advised us on the improvements/repairs and recommended a number of contractor's who did an amazing job. He even took it upon himself to take care of minor repairs. And by the way, he found new excellent tenants right away and has kept in touch with them to this day when he doesn't have to. We will continue to hire Walter if and when the current tenants decide to move out whether it's leasing again or selling our property. We have complete confidence in his real estate expertise. He is highly recommended! More...

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Yassir H.

23 July 2019

We'r truly lucky to have landed on Matt. We moved to Chicago 20 months ago and Matt helped us find both our rental unit and eventually a condo we just purchased. As first-time home buyers we had many questions which Matt patiently answered - he is big on education. Matt was also very responsive over the phone and emails which allowed us to make timely decisions. After we completed our closing, Matt kept in touch to ensure our transition is going smoothly and made recommendations for some service providers we needed. If you are looking for a world-class client service experience and professional integrity, Matt is for sure your guy! More...

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Alec D.

18 July 2019

Ashleigh was so great to work with through the whole process from applying for our new apartment to move in. Her incredible customer service made her so pleasant to work with and I even received the sweetest birthday card from her months after moving in! Definitely recommend working with Ashleigh and the Fulton Grace team. More...

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Holly F.

15 July 2019

Samantha Mack was the property management for the building I lived in for the last two years. She was an absolute blessing. She went above and beyond to make sure that I, and the other tenants, were taken care of and felt heard. For anyone looking for an incredible property manager to entrust their property with - speaking as the tenant, I give her the utmost recommendation. More...

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Maci H.

11 July 2019

Fulton Grace (Specifically Keith Bjorklund) was amazing to work with. We were very specific with our search and Keith was able to show us apartments that fit perfectly with our needs. I would recommend working with Keith to find your next place! More...

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Ayaka S.

10 July 2019

Writing about Ashleigh Cummins - OH. MY. GOSH. SHE IS AWESOME. She went above and beyond to accommodate us and to provide us the best service. She's professional, honest, smart, personable, funny, hard-working, and super likable! We wanted to buy her beer (and we still like to). I'd recommend her to anyone and everyone. I'm lucky I got connected to her.So, I'm the kind of person who does researching A LOT before I make important decisions. I spent every day for 1.5 month looking at 1500+ apartments on Zillow, apartment.com, domu, and more. I contacted 100+ agents and spoke/connected with 50+, went to 15+ apartment showings. And through those experiences, I've learned to dislike realtors/listing agents because they were rude, unresponsive, disrespectful, or lied about stuff. I was surprised so many of them would just lie. I'd say easily over 80% I've contacted on Zillow and others were like that (watch out!), which is why she's so special. She made up for all the terrible experiences we had. She is truly the best. And I don't say that about anyone. More...

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Oleksandr M.

9 July 2019

I was working with Valentine. Very fast, very professional. You guys number one. Good job.

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Dani S.

30 June 2019

Loved working with met. He was the first real state agent that has helped me consider both buying and renting and stuck to the process even when I decided I would probably rent this year. He and his team are incredibly organized, and do their best to maximize time during showing days. A process that should be stressful turned out pretty fun with Matt. I would recommend him to anyone! More...

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Salena C.

22 June 2019

Matt was literally the perfect realtor for us. As first time home buyers, the process quickly moves from super fun to overwhelming when you start to hit the million unknowns. Matt really quelled all of our fears by being informative, patient and calm. Everything from talking over market prices to negotiating offers to going over attorney reviews and inspections seemed easy with Matt on our side. The number of times we called him (from 7am to 10pm!) and he answered immediately was impressive. His organization is on point, and I felt like he never missed a beat. My favorite part about working with Matt though was that I never felt pressured to make a decision. If I wanted to sleep on an idea, he never rushed us. He gave us his input, then laid out potential Options A, B, and C without making us feel uncomfortable. Honestly, we couldn't have asked for a better person to guide us along this journey. THANK YOU SO MUCH, MATT! More...

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Jose V.

9 June 2019

As a landlord, I've been a customer of Fulton Grace Realty for 5 years now and they really do a great job at managing properties. They stay on top of things, keep me informed of any major issues right away and always offer honest advice on how to handle certain situations, shoutout to Natalie and Russell. More...

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Prashanta L.

3 June 2019

Worked with Alex Perez and we couldn't have asked for more- we were looking for an apartment for my son, and Alex was very diligent in finding exactly what we needed. My son found the right place on the first day. He even went out of his way to help us get the lease signed the next day as we were looking to return home for the summer with my son. Exemplary service and attention to detail. I definitely recommend Alex as he is hard working and has a wonderful personality. More...

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Joe Russell

30 May 2019

My girlfriend and I worked with Fulton Grace to find our new apartment. They were fast, friendly, and responsive. We had a good experience working with their agents. Fulton Grace was also VERY helpful in resolving a landlord issue with our current management company, Domus Group (https://www.domusgroupllc.com/). We had a dirty & damaged apartment on moving day (this was on Domus Group to fix), and Fulton Grace's team helped guide us on what steps my girlfriend and I should take to protect ourselves and get things fixed. They even hopped on the phone with me to make sure we were ok. Overall, I highly recommend working with Fulton Grace. Just make sure to avoid any properties managed by the Domus Group that they may be showing. Ask a ton of questions and avoid getting into a situation like I did that involves you having to spend weeks cleaning up the mess of your landlord. I repeat, do not sign a lease with any Domus Group managed properties! Fulton Grace has tons more to offer from other respectable management companies that they would be happy to show you. More...

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Joe R.

28 May 2019

My girlfriend and I worked with Fulton Grace to find our new apartment. They were fast, friendly, and responsive. We had a good experience working with their agents.Fulton Grace was also VERY helpful in resolving a landlord issue with our current management company, Domus Group (domusgroupllc.com). We had a dirty & damaged apartment on moving day (this was on Domus Group to fix), and Fulton Grace's team helped guide us on what steps my girlfriend and I should take to protect ourselves and get things fixed. They even hopped on the phone with me to make sure we were ok. Overall, I highly recommend working with Fulton Grace. Just make sure to avoid any properties managed by the Domus Group that they may be showing. Ask a ton of questions and avoid getting into a situation like I did that involves you having to spend weeks cleaning up the mess of your landlord. I repeat, do not sign a lease with any Domus Group managed properties!Fulton Grace has tons more to offer from other respectable management companies that they would be happy to show you. More...

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Jimmy F.

25 May 2019

I just wanted to do a follow up on Fulton grace but specifically Aaron Shadrick.  In the beginning I was was not happy with the service I was getting but over the past few month Aaron has taken more responsibility for things and has been very attentive, helpful and quick to get back to me when I'm having issues whether I'd be something around our building or even over a holiday weekend having hvac issues.  Aaron has earned my respect and I appreciate what he has done to make things better for his tenant.  So, thank you Aaron! More...

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Justin A.

8 May 2019

Great experience from start to finish. The team was responsive, professional, and courteous. Aaron was easy to get ahold of when we had questions and quick to respond when we sent correspondence. He dealt with some challenging situations well and is always going above and beyond. Transparency has made things easy for us. Highly recommend and thank you!! More...

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Samantha G.

1 May 2019

I used Fulton Grace Realty to purchase my first home and it was an absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish. My broker, Al Schwartz, specializes in first time buyers and to be completely honest I would not have been able to do this without his guidance. The entire process was transparent, seamless and informative. I asked a million questions Al answered quickly and happily, and he even helped me find a lender that was a much better fit for me. His services were quite literally all-inclusive. I walked away from my first purchase completely and utterly satisfied in addition to being much better educated to buy next time around. Al literally taught me everything about the buying process, it was like I got a free educational class on purchasing real estate! I'd recommend this firm, especially Al, to anyone who is looking to buy or sell, first home or not. Fulton Grace's standard of excellence quickly becomes apparent to their clients simply through the quality of their services and sharp work ethic. You can't go wrong with this brokerage. More...

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Alan F.

25 April 2019

Aaron has managed our building since 2017 and has been honest, trustworthy and dependable. He has handled difficult situations well and always seems to put in the extra effort. Given the nature of working with multiple tenants, there's always a possibility of some friction and the reality that not every situation can be resolved to a mutual satisfaction. I trust Aaron to represent our interests and the best interests of our tenants. More...

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Jacob M.

23 April 2019

Fulton Grace has made my life a breeze with managing my rental property.  Aaron Shadrick, the senior property manager assigned to my place, goes beyond to respond to all issues and emergencies.  Can't recommend enough.

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Rahim K.

22 April 2019

Aaron Shadrick has continously gone above and beyond the expectations of what a Property Manager entails. His ability to make us feel like a priority is why we have stuck with Fulton Grace Realty. He is transparent, responds to any questions or calls immediately, and has made us feel at peace (which is the reason anyone has Property Managers!) Aaron, thanks for making time for us, as always! More...

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Jessica R.

9 April 2019

This review is long overdue! I have been a tenant with Fulton Grace for close to three years and can confirm it has been the best tenant experience I have ever had. Any issues that arise in my unit are handled promptly and my property manager is literally always available. It's such a relief to know that I don't have to leave work early to meet a vendor at my apartment since my property manager will be able to do that for me. I can simply enjoy the perks of being a renter! More...

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Lara G.

28 February 2019

I had a great experience with renting my condo through Fulton Grace working with Samantha Garcia. Quick to respond, readily available and friendly service made me comfortable with utilizing their services when I live in a different state.

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Alex F.

31 December 2018

I worked with TJ, Jaime and Antoine at Fulton Grace since 2012. I rented out my condo when I moved out of state and upon returning, I bought a new condo (through Fulton Grace) and still maintain the rental property with them. Their response times and professionalism are superb with navigating complex issues and legalities. They are very upfront and have my back. I was so concerned about being a "landlord", but working with them has made my concerns disappear. Highly recommend! More...

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Neal T.

10 December 2018

I have nothing but good things to say about Fulton Grace Realty, having worked with both their Rentals and Property Management departments.From my experience, there is no better place in all of Chicago for both rental unit owners and prospective renters than Fulton Grace to fulfill their needs. As a renter looking for an apartment, you will be dealing with a company that has access to one of the largest, if not the largest, portfolios of available rental properties in Chicago to choose from. They also have many of the top producing rental agents in the city with more than enough experience to find what you are looking for.As far as a property owner looking for assistance finding tenants, they can help out here as well. Their extensive knowledge of the Chicago rental market ensures you will have your unit priced and marketed correctly to avoid any necessary vacancies. Once potential tenants have been found, they will field applications (credit checks, income verification, background checks, etc) on your behalf then send to you for a final decision for approval. They take out all of the hassle of finding a rental tenant out of the process for you.Once you have found tenants, they also offer property management services if you are not available to put the unpredictable time and inconvenience it takes to be a landlord. Along with their rental services which are part offered with their property management, they offer maintenance services/coordination, rent collection/expense accounting, and while they are not attorneys, they do have a deep understanding of the landlord laws to help keep yourself (and your tenants) protected in that respect. They really do cover most bases for you.I have worked with Carley Leonas, Kelsey Rimkus, Adam Ballog and TJ Rubin. I cannot say enough of how fantastic they have all been. If you are need of any of these services in Chicago, they are a MUST call!!! More...

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Cora E.

7 December 2018

Working with Jamie Kraut on an array of requests for several different properties; She is knowledgeable, efficient, responsive and overall great to work with!

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Ashley A.

5 November 2018

My roommate and I worked with Frank to find our new apartment. Our current place was being torn down so we were on tight deadlines on when we could move in. Frank helped work with the property owner to make sure we could move in at the right time and not be homeless. The process was seamless and incredibly easy. Since moving in we've had a few questions as well as things we needed to be fixed. Frank responds quickly and gets things done lighting fast. I'm extremely happy we're working with Frank and Fulton Grace Realty. More...

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Carol L.

10 September 2018

Today we worked with Melissa Mancini.  We found her to be professional, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful.  She went above and beyond.  We highly recommend!

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Amelia S.

5 September 2018

My original review: I sent them a message here on yelp awhile back. Received a response and nothing after that when I asked for more information... tried calling a couple of times, didn't get an answer.Update: The Owner, T.J, reached out to me and apologized for the problems that I ran into. What happened is that someone on the administration side must have dropped the ball. While I'm still irked that this put me out but I can understand the situation. You can't control your employees all of the time. T.J offered me courtesy credit should I come back to Chicago and need their services, which I appreciate. Most of all, I appreciate a business that wants to correct any problems that arise. Definitely refreshing to see. :) More...

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Ivy G.

31 July 2018

When my boyfriend and I were on the hunt to find our first apartment, we discovered that the process was a lot more overwhelming than we had originally thought. Candice Donaldson was our godsend. We had our first dream apartment pulled out from under our feet due to bad management, but Candice stuck through it. Our timeline was really tight due to traveling, and even though we were nervous about it, she told us not to worry. She knew exactly what we were looking for and was able to fit us in for many last minute showings. She responded to frantic texts, calls, and emails as late as 11pm. Candice Donaldson did not let us down and she was there with us to the end. Now my boyfriend and I signed a lease for an apartment we're really excited about, and honestly the person we have to thank for that is Candice. This girl deserves a raise. More...

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Smadar C.

15 July 2018

I started working with Brad Grayson as a property manager. I live abroad and needed someone I could trust to manage my property. From the very beginning I found Brad to be super professional, dedicated, friendly, and reliable. Brad is always available when I send emails or call, he always answers quickly, and is happy to go the extra mile to assist and help. Brad is extremely trustworthy and honest, and I could not have asked for a better property manager. Absolutely fantastic!! More...

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Thomas M.

23 June 2018

Fulton grace realty is an excellent company.  Whenever I have had to coordinate with realtors or property managers for access to properties or scheduling, they have been a pleasure to work with.  I have recommended Fulton Grace to several friends looking to rent apartments and also buy their first homes.  Highly recommend Fulton Grace for both. More...

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Crissy G.

19 June 2018

Five Stars Plus! I'd highly recommend Brad Grayson at Fulton Grace. He has been managing my apartment rentals for years and does an excellent job! He responds to calls immediately and is ready to tackle sticky situations when they arise. He is detail oriented and follows through on all levels. I'd recommend hiring Brad & Fulton Grace to handle your rental property, they are the best' More...

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Thomas P.

15 May 2018

A long overdue review for the fantastic team at Fulton Grace and in particular, Owen Duffy! Owen helped my buy a condo in August last year and was nothing short of superb. As a recent immigrant to the the U.S. it was more challenging for me to navigate the process, without Owen and his Team - I'm not sure I would have come out the other side. At one stage my financing fell through right before we were clear to close. Owen calmly held the deal together and set about introducing me to his lender and we got the deal closed. I can't say enough about Owen and the entire Fulton Grace operation. Thanks again guys! More...

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Todd N.

12 May 2018

Samantha Garcia at Fulton Grace manages my rental condo unit. She's fantastic. Samantha has been extremely easy to work with, responsive and on top of things. She's professional and made the difficult job of being a landlord as stress-free as possible. I've worked with other managers before and there's no comparison. I can't recommend Samantha highly enough. More...

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Evan H.

2 May 2018

Melissa helped my girlfriend and I find a place we absolutely love. We were pretty particular about a few things we wanted but she was patient and showed us a ton of spots...eventually the one we found!

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Agustin G.

2 May 2018

I can't say enough about the level of service from Fulton Grace... In 2013, my wife and I bought a house in the suburbs, but were not able to sell our condo in Lakeview. I came across Fulton Grace in an article and decided to contact them to manage the property. TJ Rubin came out to the condo to meet with us on a Saturday. He explained how everything was going to work in terms of finding a tenant and managing the property. I was already on edge from the house buying process and even more so in regards to renting out the condo. I really wanted to sell it, but the time was not right. TJ reassured all of my concerns and really made me feel good about contacting Fulton Grace. We ended up moving out and had a tenant already in place for the first month we were out of the condo. In fact, over the 5 years that we rented, there was not one month that we did not have the unit occupied. The individual that was overseeing the condo was Desmond. I cannot say enough about Desmond. Always prompt to respond to my inquiries and to whatever issues arose with the unit and/or tenant. Handled all aspects of finding a tenant and the move in/move out process for the condo. He also dealt with all of the business and paperwork in regards to the condo association. It got to the point where I never really worried about the management of the unit. Sometimes, I forgot I even had it (sort of!). I can't say enough about Desmond and all of the sleep he kept me from losing. When it came time to sell, it was a no-brainer to stick with Fulton Grace. Al Schwartz was recommended to me by Desmond. Al was great in answering all of my questions and concerns. He also put me in contact with an attorney and accountant that also helped to answer many of my questions. The unit was sold in less than 3 weeks. From beginning to end, Fulton Grace was a top notch experience. I cannot emphasize enough to anybody that is looking for an operation to manage their property to go with Fulton Grace. More...

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Lori P.

30 March 2018

Alen Husedic of Fulton Grace Realty is an amazing realtor! I was in the middle of leasing my place to a tenant when I realized after my tenant moved, I needed to sell. Mind you, I was out of state and employing the least possibly helpful property management company I could have found.  Enter Alen, June 2017.  Tenant moves out in July.  Management company delays access to the unit for 3 weeks to a month.  So it kills our timeline of catching the middle of the summer market, costing me tens of thousands of dollars in that aspect alone.  Finally, August, we can get in.  While I'm out of state, Alen gets this mess of a place painted, cleaned, photographed, advertised, and shown (He did a ton of showings every week.)  He also coordinated everything needing to be done in my absence.  And he was worthy of every bit of trust I placed in him.It is now fall. We don't have the traction we would have hit in summer, but Alen works it anyway all while dealing with all the joys of an association.  I'll just leave that to your thoughts.  It was a condo.  Once the holidays come we break and regroup in the New Year.  Late February or early March, we get an offer.  He gets me as close to asking (which is above my expectation anyway, at this point) as I could have gotten.  Almost 10 months, countless setbacks beyond Alen' s or my control that kept increasing our marketing cycle,  all the obstacles of homeowner distance, even a hurricane- and Alen has this place sold and closed.  Given any normal circumstances within my situation or things going according to our plan and timeline, Alen would have had this place sold within 3 months without a doubt.  But he stuck with me in a cycle over 3 times what it should have taken if we hadn't hit our initial delay.  Also I am only one of many clients Alen was working with at the time.Thank you, Alen, for pushing through with me on this place!  Added 30 years to my life expectancy, I'm sure of it.  Knowledgeable, friendly, and resilient in the bleakest of situations.  If you're buying or selling, this is your guy! More...

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Holly S.

22 March 2018

Renee was absolutely incredible from start to finish. She knows apartments inside and out and can help you lay out the perfect floor plan. I have never been more impressed by an agent in the 7 years I've been renting in Chicago. She was unbelievably attentive- responding to every text/email within minutes. Renee was patient with me every step of the way, but was realistic with me in terms of pros and cons for all of the properties we looked at. She really made the entire process a breeze. If you're looking to rent an apartment in Chicago and you want to work with a true professional, Renee is the best of the best. Will definitely be contacting her again in the future. More...

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Corbin D.

6 March 2018

Matt has been an integral part of me finding multiple homes in the Chicago area.  This is the 3rd place that Matt has helped me find.  If you are looking for an affluent Real Estate professional who knows the area, Matt is your guy!  Thanks again Matt! More...

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Kino M.

10 February 2018

I first got to know about Fulton Grace Realty when I needed to find a tenant for my 1 bedroom condo a few years ago. I worked with Desmond who was very professional, always prompt to respond any questions I had, always very honest about how the market was, what was fair to ask for, and more importantly: transparency. I think that being able to rely in someone to help you with your real estate business is critical and I know can trust him. More...

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Jana V.

23 January 2018

I worked with Candace from Fulton Grace last December in my apartment search and had a fantastic experience with her and this company. Candace listened to what I was looking for and went out of her way to take my boyfriend and I to places that fit my needs. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a Chicago apartment! More...

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Emily H.

22 January 2018

I worked with Renee Pehanich to find my apartment. She was very fast with responses and took the time to show me various apartments at a place I was interested in. She was very thorough and pointed out differences to make sure I was choosing the one I'd be happy with. I was very happy with the service she provided and would definitely recommend her and Fulton Grace realty to anyone I know looking for an apartment! More...

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Heather B.

17 January 2018

Terry Kraus did an amazing job helping me find an apartment! I was moving from LA to a Chicago and was very nervous about signing a lease at an apartment I have never seen. He put my mind at ease, walked me through the steps and in the end I got an amazing apartment. He will help me from now on with my Chicago real estate needs! Thank you Terry!!! More...

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Eric C.

25 October 2017

We got linked up with Matt via a Zillow apartment listing.  Matt followed up quickly after our inquiry and we set up a time to view the unit.  He was very accommodating with scheduling the showing.Everything up to that point was pretty standard to what you'd expect a realtor to do.  After showing us the unit and our request to put in an application, Matt really went above and beyond to try and expedite this process for us and make it as easy as possible.  He was very prompt at getting back to us about any questions we had and keeping us updated on where things were at in the process.  Overall, we were very happy with the help Matt provided in our apartment search.  He's very friendly and professional.  I would definitely recommend him to others and plan to reach out to him for future moves. More...

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Cassie H.

16 September 2017

We were very distraught when we came to Desmond to rent out our home. It had been on the market for 3 months with no bites and we knew we had to move, quickly! Desmond was able to swiftly take over the listing and find desirable renters in a few short weeks. He was very communicative and available throughout the entire process. He even advised when we had less than suitable applicants and told us we should keep looking. He has an amazing intuition for real estate and I would use him again in a heartbeat. It goes without saying that I would recommend him to anyone! After our experience with him as a listing agent we decided to use him to manage our property as well. He is by far the best we've worked with in the industry! More...

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Nick E.

30 August 2017

I'd like to thank everyone at Fulton Grace especially Neal Therrien for all of his help. These guys are great and very professional. Thanks again, I highly recommend them for all of your real estate needs. More...

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John R.

20 August 2017

I purchased a two bedroom condo in the Ukrainian Village area in 2011 and hired Fulton Grace to manage the unit - they did a remarkable job in screening applicants, the rent was always paid on time.  They handled all contacts with the renters and any maintenance issues.  When it was time to sell the unit this year they assisted with the sale process.  They helped make the investment both profitable and hassle free.  Their personnel are knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with. More...

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Matt L.

14 July 2017

I used Fulton Grace as property managers for my investment property in Chicago, while I was living in Los Angeles. Thanks to the hard work of Jamie K, my property was rented every single month for 4 years, across 3 different tenants. Rent was paid on-time, repairs were handled, maintenance was kept up. Thanks to Jamie, my property thrived. Her hard work took all the headache and hassle out of the property ownership process, and allowed me to focus on other things. Thanks guys! More...

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Lindsay B.

12 July 2017

I had literally 5 days to get into a place and Renee Pehanich was AMAZING! She not only sent me several properties to view and let me pick which ones I liked, when we viewed them she was quick and we were able to find the perfect place all within one day! Not only was she a great communicator, the property I signed with had sent me notices about payment. Renee followed up with me to make sure everything got figured out and was even more responsive than the actual company I had signed a lease with! I would recommend using Renee for all your housing needs. More...

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Kayla B.

13 June 2017

If I ever need to move again, I'll be calling Fulton Grace. Matt Engle was very helpful when we needed to find an apartment fast. He worked with our schedules and was constantly sending me listings that were exactly what we were looking for.Fulton Grace remained professional throughout the showings while we were getting ready to move out, and Desmond was super accommodating to our schedules.To no fault of FG, our landlord in the apartment we rented ended up being a nightmare, and they even helped us communicate after we no longer lived there.I would definitely recommend working with them if you're in the market. More...

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Daniel Stephans

7 June 2017

My roommate and I were having trouble finding a worthwhile rental apartment until we connected with Chicago's Property Shop. We were assisted by one agent, John Floros, who was extremely helpful during the process. We were able to find an apartment with John's help within a couple weeks. Additionally, he was always available by phone or email, which made discussing details about the lease or move-in procedures VERY easy. We would recommend Chicago's Property Shop to anyone looking for a rental. More...

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Kendra Harmon

7 June 2017

We had a great experience working with John, who helped us find a new apartment after we found out we had to move on short notice. He was responsive within a few hours (often minutes) to all of our emails and calls and very quick to set up showings. He sent me new units that fit our specifications every few days as well, which was helpful in addition to my own searching. Once we had decided on an apartment he took care of all of the communication between the landlord's agent, the landlord, and us, and we were able to get all of our questions answered quickly. I had never worked with an agent before and was sort of nervous about it but this was a great first experience! More...

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Nadia Shaikh

7 June 2017

I was moving into town and unable to view the properties, John was able to really help me find a place via facetime and pictures and videos. He was also able to answer all the questions that i had about the apartment. More...

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Jason Felix

7 June 2017

We had John Floros as our agent and he was nothing short of terrific. He made himself available at all hours and definitely worked with us to find the best fit and was honest when a place might not be. He always had our best interest in mind and never tried to push us on a place just to close a sale. Highly recommend reaching out to him if you are looking for a hard working, honest agent. More...

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Monim Albazzaz

7 June 2017

I've been a client of John Floros throughout my long search for my first condo. The whole process was foreign to me but John was with me every step of the way. He went above and beyond to make sure the experience was enjoyable, informative and memorable. I could count on him whenever I had questions and was always accessible. With my busy schedule, I couldn't allocate a lot of time to see units or look for lenders. But he did a lot of work before our meetings and was always well prepared. He has many connections to not only help find a unit, but also the representatives needed to secure lending/review contracts etc. If you want a realtor who will go above and beyond then he's your guy. I'm very pleased with my experience with John and would highly recommend him to all my friends/family. More...

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Kristin Slagter

7 June 2017

I have moved 4 times using these guys, and each time it just gets better. I've used Joe in the past, and most recently my boyfriend got hooked up with John, who helped us find our new home together. I can't speak highly enough about the team and the resources they have at their hands. With our most recent lease, John really went above and beyond with his service - he got us into places we were interested in quickly, and got to know us so well that he almost immediately knew whether or not a place was going to meet our criteria, regardless of what the description said. He navigated thru difficult potential landlords, and consulted us on how to go about ensuring we would get the property we wanted. His communication skills are excellent and he is always on top of things. This is one of those few instances where the customer really does come first, and John is honest, friendly, and trustworthy. I can't say enough and feel this post doesn't even do him and his company (and team as they even stepped in to help while he was out of town!) justice. Do yourself a HUGE favor and just utilize this wonderful company to find your next home. You will not be disappointed, I promise. More...

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Justin B.

20 May 2017

Renee was fantastic! I only had a few days in Chicago to find a place, and I had one my first day thanks to her help. After some initial discussion to get some info about my wants/needs, we spent about an hour and a half riding around viewing multiple apartments. She had me rate each place to gauge interest. She was fast moving but not at all pushy. Afterwards, she was in constant communication with all paperwork and keeping me up to date with the status of my application. All in all, I was super happy with the whole experience. More...

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Meghan N.

19 May 2017

It's no secret that looking for an apartment is usually tough. After searching high and low for move in ready places that don't look like something out of a post-apocalyptic wasteland and being forgotten about on the day of an apartment showing with another company, I found Renee. My budget was limited, I have a dog, and I needed to move in before the first of June. I contacted Renee late at night to ask about an apartment I saw on HotPads. Not thinking I'd hear back until the morning, I started to close my computer and turn in for the night. 10 minutes after contacting her, she responded and started gathering a huge list of apartments that fit all my criteria! She was friendly, responsive, and actually listened to what I wanted--a rarity in an apartment search. When I say responsive, I mean she responded to my many emails within minutes. We scheduled showings for the next afternoon. When I met her at the first apartment, she was on time and ready with all the keys and information. Together with my mom, we toured a ton of apartments all in my budget and neighborhoods. Renee also has you rank the apartments so you can actually keep track of the ones you prefer. If there's something you'd like to see fixed in your top choice, she'll write that down and actually put that in your signing docs. Most importantly, I never once felt rushed or pressured. All the buildings were clean and well-maintained. Searching for an apartment became enjoyable, which is a sentence I never though I would say. We ended up finding the perfect apartment for me that very day! She had all appropriate documents sent to me within an hour of leaving. You sign and pay for everything online, which is a huge plus in my book. Renee also kept me updated on where I was in the approval process. I signed my lease this week and I am very excited to make my new home. Outstanding service. Seriously efficient. Responsive and transparent. Thank you, Renee!I cannot recommend Renee and the fabulous people at Fulton Grace enough. More...

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Kelsey T.

19 May 2017

I contacted Renee on CraigsList regarding an apartment that peaked my interest. She responded almost immediately (it was even a Sunday) and asked me about my preferences for an apartment (size, location, do I have pets, price, etc). We emailed back and forth and decided to meet the next day to tour the apartment that I was interested in.The apartment that I wanted to tour was being renovated and currently was gutted so I could only see the space and have to imagine what it would look like fully renovated. Knowing this, Renee suggested we see a different apartment in another building that had just been renovated and the finishings would reflect what would be in the apartment I was interested in. This was extremely helpful and a great idea on her part.We toured the apartment I had found on CraigsList along with two other apartments in the building that were all being renovated so I could see multiple spaces to determine which one was best for me. Renee was very knowledgeable about the building and was able to give me a good idea of how my furniture would fit within the studio.After seeing these apartments and the building I decided to apply for one of them. As we all know, time if of the essence and apartments go quickly here, so Renee immediately sent me all the necessary information I needed to apply to the apartment and within 45 min of leaving the apartment I had submitted my application (which was accepted the next day. yay!).Renee made the process painless and super easy. I would definitely contact her again when I need to find a new apartment. More...

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Patrick T.

26 April 2017

Renee at Fulton Grace Realty was incredibly helpful. I currently live in New York City and was only in Chicago for two days to try to find an apartment for my girlfriend and I. Renee took me in her car and showed me 8 apartments in one day. Everything was in my price range and she was very knowledgeable about all the different properties. She was very clear and efficient when it came to filling out all the necessary paperwork. I had an apartment before my flight back to New York. More...

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Christopher K.

19 April 2017

Recently used Fulton Grace to find my new place and I could not be happier with the experience. Renee was honest, kept communication and understood what I needed from the get go. Could not be happier with the service I received and the fast action she took to find my new apartment for me. More...

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Tina S.

17 March 2017

Matt helped me find my dream apartment when I was moving to Chicago from California.I was unfamiliar with the city and the many neighborhoods that come with it. He was able to identify and tour the apartments that were geared towards what I was looking for.He was extremely patient with me as I was struggling to keep up with my own calendar; his flexibility helped a lot throughout the process.Matt's response time was phenomenal and he helped me every step of the way. I am very happy in my apartment and I owe Matt a huge thank you for that!I highly recommend working with Matt to lease/buy a place of your own :) More...

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sharon s.

7 March 2017

As a landlord who lives in California with a condo in Chicago -- love their property management services (Jon Montado). They help with everything from how much to rent the unit for, to listing the property, taking professional pictures for the listing, providing background checks of prospective tenants, to any minor repairs. They respond to emails quickly, and with any issues that come up, they email me with solutions and the best way to handle things, but let me ultimately make the final choice. Anything they can't handle, they quickly find people who can. They made owning an investment property a breeze, for a reasonable cost. Thanks Fulton Grace! This review is overdue. (Customer for about 1.5 years now). More...

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Drew N.

27 February 2017

I worked with Ryan Keene on renting a property. He was very professional, very prompt, and worked with me every step of the way. He went above and beyond to communicate what was going on with the process while we waited for the owner to approve everything. Would definitely recommend him to anyone! More...

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Jason H.

19 February 2017

Kelsey Rimkus has been an amazing manager for our rental property. She is very proactive with her communications and let us know about any events at our property - even if it was just to tell us she has it under control and what her next steps are. For example, we had a wet carpet issue and she took the time to inform us on the situation, give us advice on how to handle our current tenants, and coordinate a few contractors to solve the issue. We live in California and her long-distance communication was remarkably clear and succinct so we could make informed decisions easily through our busy schedule.Kelsey has negotiated on our behalf numerous times too. For example, getting us a better deal on a dishwasher and ensuring that new carpet being installed was not hideous. Finally, when we were ready to sell she worked with the tenants to shorten the lease so we could sell our unit in during a strong seller's market.I highly recommend Kelsey and Fulton Grace as they will fight for your interests as if they were their own. More...

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Stephanie C.

17 February 2017

We had friends who had Fulton Grace Realty manage their rental property after they moved out of it. When we moved away for awhile, we immediately contacted them after all the great things we heard about them. We were paired with Natalie Spelman and her team. They took fantastic photos of the property (so great that I was sad to leave!) and it was rented straight away. She handles everything and we do not have to be involved at all. She makes great decisions on when to call a service person to when we need to authorize something vs. having her just pay it on our behalf. We couldn't be happier with her and highly recommend her. We wouldn't have been able to be landlords from abroad otherwise. She even forwarded some of our mail to us that was accidentally delivered to unit after we moved out. Our unit is in good hands. I also really like that she respects the privacy of the tenants. Any email she sends removes their contact information and just quotes their questions. We loved Fulton Grace Realty so much that we asked Natalie if she could find us someone within the company to sell the property too. We were paired with Brad Magnant. He was enthusiastic and really knew his stuff. He set up a 360 degree viewing of the property and we had an offer on day 1! More...

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Nathan H.

1 February 2017

Natalie S. and Fulton Grace managed my old condo for three years while I rented it out and I cannot imagine a better experience with anyone. Not being a professional real estate investor, I wanted to avoid the headaches of managing a single rental property and dealing with tenant issues, and I never had to with Natalie managing my unit - seriously, never. I knew that things popped up from time to time, but Natalie handled them behind the scenes and kept the multiple tenants and myself happy. She was always available and responsive, and was professional and courteous the entire time. She found new tenants twice, and only passed along recommended tenants and I never had to deal with sorting through a ton of applications, and there was never a lag in tenants as they are great in marketing their properties. I have nothing but positive things to say about Natalie and Fulton Grace and if you are looking for someone to manage your rental property I would strongly recommend them. More...

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Sam M.

30 January 2017

Fulton Grace Realty couldn't have made it easier for us to find a new apartment. We initially weren't looking to move until March/April, but inquired about apartments a couple months ahead of time to get an idea of what was out there in our price range. Meghann contacted us right away asking what types of amenities we were looking for and sent us some great options. She was extremely informative, letting us know when we should start actively searching based on our move-in date and set us up with a great agent, Al. Despite not wanting to move for a few months, we saw a listing that we couldn't pass up. Meghann was able to set up a showing with Al for two days later and we LOVED the place. He answered all of our questions and contacted the owner about a few more right on the spot. He was also able to negotiate the price down a bit, which we were very thankful for. We applied the next morning and found out we were accepted that evening. It was a good thing Al told us to apply right away because three more offers came in after ours was accepted! Al made sure the whole process went smoothly and responded almost immediately to any questions or concerns we had along the way. I would highly recommend Al & Meghann at FGR to anyone looking for a new place. More...

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Kyle N.

28 January 2017

Matt was exactly what we needed.We are new to Chicago, and he was patient and informative as we figured out the neighborhood that was best for us. Once we narrowed it down, he found us great places that met our needs, even as they "evolved." When we found the place we wanted, he helped us through negotiating and closing our lease.He was responsive, proactive, and easy to talk to. Highly recommend working with him. More...

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Shannon G.

25 January 2017

Jessica Cozzola is a saint.  She did such an amazing job of answering my endless emails with such a great attitude and always responded so quickly.  Even when I was being annoying (moving is stressful!) she reassured me that I wasn't and put me at ease.  I can't say enough good things about her, I would recommend her to anyone! More...

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Chelsea O.

19 January 2017

Moving from Georgia to Chicago seemed like an overwhelming process but from the second I reached out to Renee, I felt calm and taken care of. Her response time was extremely quick and I always felt like I knew what was happening. She had extensive knowledge of every apartment and neighborhoods and was honest which I so appreciated. I met Renee on Saturday and moved into my apartment the next Friday.. amazing! More...

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Kulie K.

30 November 2016

I have been renting our apartments with Chicago Apt finders and the service has been ok'ish but Stephanie Blanck from Fulton is fantastic hands down she is so, so, responsive and I have enjoyed working with her. I will be using them for other apartments moving forward, Seriously this girl deserves a pay rise. Renting out a place in Nov can be hard but she worked with her internal teams and worked efficiently on our behalf. Well worth using these guys instead of the apartment finders etc. in my opinion!!  One thing I would be wary about is that (I think) the agent was not looking out for my best interest so we had to negotiate on rent, not sure what happened there but I would be aware of that. Make sure they are getting you the most rent for your place. More...

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Heidi A.

21 November 2016

We have a condo in the loop we needed to rent, it was low rental timing and we didn't have time to list it everywhere. I asked for info off their site and Stephanie called me within 5 minutes of submitting it online. Stephanie was great, always quick to respond. We had one tenant apply which fell through but they managed to find us a new tenant quickly so we only fell short a few days of the original tenant. I would use them again in a heartbeat. More...

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C F.

5 November 2016

Amira did a wonderful job!  She was prompt, courteous and kind.  We also worked with Meghann who responded extremely quickly and connected us with Amira Owaynat. This company does great work and we had a wonderful experience with Amira.  Highly recommend! More...

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Rhett A.

1 November 2016

Matt was the best agent I could have hoped for. He took great care to help me out and find a place for my wife and I. Very easy to talk to and to get ahold of. Was very clear and concise when coordinating details back and forth from me to owners or property management. After telling him what our needs and wants were for a place, he kept those in mind throughout the entire process. We were able to find a fantastic place, that met our price range, location preference, and other needs/wants. He made the task of finding an apartment less of a "task" for us. He made the hunt much easier. Matt knows Chicago real estate. I highly recommend him. More...

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Janet T.

17 October 2016

I worked with Fulton Grace when I moved from Toronto to Chicago. The broker Owen Duffy was incredible. Owen was friendly, flexible and very responsive. Given my situation moving from another country, Owen worked to manage concerns about credit and other hurdles. I highly recommend Owen and all his colleagues at Fulton Grace. Truly an outstanding group of professionals!! More...

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Jordan S.

6 October 2016

We worked with Matt recently during a relocation to Chicago. Everything happened really fast, since we only had a few weeks to pack up our previous house in Detroit and secure a place to live in Chicago. Matt was extremely responsive and earned our trust very quickly. Working through Matt and a local friend we were able to find a place we love in Wicker Park without even seeing it first. Matt was able to quickly understand our needs and tastes and find us a great first home in Chicago. I would definitely recommend Matt again as a realtor. More...

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Alex K.

20 September 2016

After working with Apartment People and being shown apartments that were already off the market - I contacted the office and within a few hours an agent was assigned to me. My boyfriend and I worked with Ryan Keene and he did a wonderful job of helping throughout the process and I was constantly being updated (through an automatic alert) of new properties that matched our requirements. He was honest when I asked questions about certain property managers and wasn't pushy. Highly recommend using him and Fulton Grace for people looking at rentals! More...

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Laura P.

8 September 2016

It was an absolute pleasure working with Terry through Fulton Grace Realty. My boyfriend and I were very specific with our price point and desired amenities. Terry was very respectful and didn't waste our time trying to push apartments he knew weren't right for us. This was very refreshing and much appreciated during such a stressful process. Not only was he respectful of our time and requests, he made the process fun and enjoyable with his witty personality, go getter attitude and going above and beyond to find us the perfect apartment. We would highly recommend Terry to any of our friends or soon to be neighbors. Cheers to you, Terry! More...

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Kelly B.

26 August 2016

Natalie Spelman is absolutely amazing. If anything ever came up she was so quick to address it. She is more than attentive to the properties she overseas if I ever have a rental I will be begging her to manage it for me since she not only makes life as a renter stress free but also upholds the integrity of the property. By far the best renting experience I've ever had! More...

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Dylan G.

23 August 2016

Ryan at Fulton Grace was super helpful when I was looking for an apartment. I emailed FG through pad mapper about a few units, and was quickly introduced to him to set up times to view the units. Ryan was really responsive via email and easy to reach when last minute changes needed to be made. Most of the units I saw were really nice and updated, but for various reasons weren't a good fit. One bad unit I saw (through no fault of Fulton Grace) was immediately taken down from their online postings, which I took as a really honest move on the company's part. Ultimately I did not rent through Fulton Grace, but I wish I had! My current property manager is terrible and I'm sure Fulton Grace would have done a better job. When my lease is up next spring I will definitely be going back to Fulton Grace to find my next apartment. More...

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Cinthia C.

14 August 2016

I am relocating from Michigan to downtown Chicago.  It has been probably 9 months since John and I originally spoke about my upcoming move.  I have kept him updated along the way.  As we got closer he advised how I needed to approach the condo rental market in Chicago with regards to the areas I was looking to move to.He answered all of my questions either via text, phone conversation or email VERY TIMELY.  I never felt like I was alone during my condo search.  Two months prior I visited just to take a look at some areas to really nail it down.  While he knew I would not be renting at that time he still took his time to show me around as if it was a true sell at that time.  When I returned to view properties and make that final rental selection John was very diligent in getting me the unit I wanted.When I met the listing agent she told me 'thank your agent as he is he really went to bat for you to make this happen'.I am ever so grateful to have had John helping me through the process.  I highly recommend him and his company and i will DEFINITELY use him when it is time to BUY.SincerelyCinthia More...

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Emily D.

28 July 2016

It was an absolute pleasure working with Fulton Grace Realty and most importantly Terry! We were referred to Terry through a friend, and found him to be extremely professional, responsive, and positive throughout the whole experience. We moved from out of the city, and Terry was very accommodating scheduling all of our apartment showings in one afternoon. He was such a life saver! Even after we left town Terry even went to see one more condo for us, that we loved online, in a building we had already seen (and loved) but that was not available that day. Terry sent us tons of videos, and photos, and information. He was so extremely helpful, and willing to do anything for us. Highly recommended! Amazing experience, and made the process much easier. More...

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Kelsey B.

22 July 2016

I am moving to Chicago from SC in less than a month and took a 2 day trip to the city to find an apartment. Despite my incredibly tight timeline, Terry got the job done and made the entire process a breeze! He was incredibly knowledgeable of the neighborhood I was looking in (Lakeview) and was very honest and responsive every step of the way. Terry gets two huge thumbs up from me! More...

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Hunter B. L.

13 July 2016

Terry is an excellent agent! He made looking for a new property fun and stress-free. He listened to exactly what I said I was looking for and then showed me so many amazing properties that were all within my specified criteria and budget! The only tough decision you'll make with Terry is which amazing property to go with! Highly recommended! More...

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Drew M.

29 June 2016

I really enjoyed working with Tiffany Gollinger at FGR. She was responsive and easily reachable especially by text message. She seemed genuinely interested in finding a good place for me and was also willing to go to the negotiation table on my behalf. I would recommend working with her if you are in the market to rent an apartment! More...

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Kelsey J.

24 June 2016

I wrote my original review with the hope that Fulton Grace would work harder at providing accurate depictions of their houses online, and that their staff could communicate better.I have to say, I'm so impressed with the follow up I received from them! TJ Rubin reached out to me and was very professional and genuinely concerned with my comments. He gave me real deliverables on how he is going to make sure they do a better job moving forward.  It seems like he cares immensely about customer satisfaction, and it is really refreshing to see. While I've already moved forward with another apartment, I will definitely keep Fulton Grace in mind the next time I need a new place. If renting and working with them is anything like this Yelp review process has been, then it would be a wonderful experience. More...

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Wendi A.

3 June 2016

My family and I were moving from the suburbs back into the city with the hope of finding a new home in the South Loop or West Loop. We searched on our own for a while, but then luckily found John! John asked all the right questions. He listened. He advised, but didn't try to talk us into something that wouldn't have been a good fit. He responded quickly. He managed to schedule clusters of viewings at convenient times. He looked out for us. And once we found a place we liked, he helped us with the application and all that went along with it. Later, he followed up to make sure everything was well. We love our new place and plan to stay put for a while, but when the time comes, whether decide to rent or buy, we'll be calling John. More...

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Rohan V.

31 May 2016

A close friend of mine referred me to Fulton Grace when I needed help in managing my 4 unit walk up property in Noble Square.  I could not have been happier with Desmond!  I was getting very busy with work and wasn't able to tend to my tenants in a timely manner.  My building was also built around 1875 so there was always something that needed attention.Desmond and his team were a pleasure to deal with.  From the limited encounters I had with my tenants after handing the building over, the tenants were very happy with the job these guys were doing.  The place where I was very impressed was when it came to repairs.  They have a network of contractors that provide quality work at a very reasonable price.  I'll definitely be using these guys the next time I need a property manager in the Chicago area. More...

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Catherine G.

5 May 2016

I have nothing but positive things to say about John. John helped me and my boyfriend find the ideal house that we wanted in the suburbs. John took into consideration everything that we wanted and made sure that anything he showed us was in our liking. He provided prompt responses, was professional, always available to talk and made sure to put us before anything. I appreciate his honesty and truly am happy with the house we are living in now. Whenever we decide to rent or buy in the future I will definitely go through John as he made my process so much less stressful. Cheers to you! Thanks John! More...

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Hank B.

29 April 2016

I used Jonathan Stein as a realtor to find a new apartment in Lincoln Park. He's a terrific communicator, found us a bunch of great options, and was really knowledgeable about the entire situation. I highly recommend using him for any type of housing need. Terrific experience More...

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Patricia M.

26 April 2016

I loved working with NEAL THERRIEN.  He called me back right away, scheduled 2 showings on the first day and sent me a search with tons of interesting listings.  He was just great!!!!I highly recommend him.  If you contact the office and you want prompt service, ask for him.  I was paired up with other agents, but they did not get back to me.  Aaron Nowak was one of them. He just ignored all my messages, maybe he doesn't like people who have accents, because when my AMERICAN fiance called and left a message, Aaron texted him back.  hummm! More...

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Chris J.

7 April 2016

I use Fulton Grace as a landlord and I cant stress how this team (Especially Aaron Shadrick) goes above and beyond every day to make sure our tenants are happy, we keep costs down and that the property is kept in great condition. It has been 3 months since we hired FGR and have already had to deal with burst pipes and broken furnaces and Aaron was able to get every issue sorted quickly, collect multiple estimates and be willing to go above and beyond to keep things running smoothly. Most importantly the tenants have been just as happy with their service as when we lived in the building. A+++Thanks Aaron and Fulton Grace. More...

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Jamie K.

28 March 2016

I worked with Jonathan Stein on the recent purchase of my home.  It was a bank-owned property,  which neither of us had experience with.  We were under contract for 2 months while the bank was making necessary repairs, during which time I know my patience wavered, I considered walking away, and I asked Jon for updates almost every day. He remained calm and cool throughout the process and we ended up with a great house at a great price. Jon was laid back and friendly yet professional - he didn't show me homes that were over my budget, he guided me in the right direction and made sure I stayed focused and didn't let my emotions take over. I don't plan on selling in the near futute, but I would definitely work with Jon again and highly recommend him! More...

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Li T.

16 March 2016

Update: They do put down some good effort to service. I had some initial issues but was quickly resolved.Original:The agent is very slow at response to questions and inquiries, often missed question asked in my email and made a mistake in communication which will probably cost. Feel like they are not really pay attention to their job. More...

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Craig S.

9 March 2016

I am private investor with 3 buildings. Sometimes property management companies can't be bothered to take care of clients with small portfolios and I have had some rough experiences.Fulton Grace and specifically Desmond have given me my peace of mind back.  When I was looking to replace my property management company I asked several agents and no one would even give a recommendation because most property management companies don't take care of things like they should.  I found Fulton Grace because of the numerous positive Yelp reviews and they have been everything I'd been seeking.  The tenants are happy, the responses are quick and I know that when a tenant or I ask for something it will be addressed without having to ask again.  Which is 100% different than my previous experiences with property management companies.   Desmond is a complete professional and a dedicated business partner. More...

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S L.

7 March 2016

Working with Matthew has been the best experience I've had trying to find an apartment in this city. I've lived here about 8 years and I've dealt with some pretty flaky and unreliable people. I decided to ask for someone just like that and Matthew was delivered from the heavens. He's so efficient and so communicative. You know he's on the ball about really listening to your requests. He got us into the apartment we really wanted and we were able to sign a 2 year lease! I'm thrilled. Thanks to Matthew, it all happened in a matter of a couple days and we didn't cut any corners and we didn't give up anything we wanted. I highly recommend Matthew if he's available. More...

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Jeff B.

26 February 2016

Fulton Grace have earned my loyalty and then some. I had a very unique set of circumstances and challenges.  Fulton Grace went the extra mile several times, their agent and property managers are fantastic.

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Oana P.

1 February 2016

I have to say, Tami Michalski is by far the best agent I've worked with.  She is professional,  punctual, and super responsive, regardless if it's a week day or a weekend.  I had a special situation,  that was difficult to deal with. I found an apartment on Thursday night,  she stayed late to show it to me (7.15 pm). I told her that I will need to move in Monday.  Mind you,  the owner of the apartment didn't respond until Friday night. What can I tell you,  she somehow got it done! Aproval, lease, credit check,  everything!  Over the weekend.  It's rare to find someone that is willing to go above and beyond to this extent for you.  Fulton Grace should be grateful to have her. She will no doubt be one of Chicago's top agents very soon.If you want someone with the best work ethics and inherent knowledge of the city, work with her. You will be very pleasantly surprised :) More...

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Lilo S.

25 January 2016

Although there were some complications with the apartment and lease, I appreciate the time and effort that Fulton Grace Realty took to correct any misunderstanding they had with their clients. I was personally contacted by Carley, the VP of Fulton Grace, and she was able to help with any outstanding problems we had. I can see that they take their customer service very seriously and efforts are made to improve their services. More...

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Morgan M.

11 January 2016

Matt was simply amazing. He asked great questions of the landlords and other brokers, and was very honest and up front with all information. I feel like he is not just in it for the money, but he truly had my best interest in mind. I was visiting from out of town to look at apartments and he was kind enough to drive me around between appointments! Before my visit I sent him tons and tons of apartments to look at and he took it all in stride and helped me narrow it down to a great list that we could visit in person. 5 stars, 100% go with Matt! More...

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Octavian H.

7 January 2016

I have been renting in the city for the last 7 years and i just wanted to say this is by far the best experience i have had. Jamie Kraut (our building manager) has gone above and beyond every year for us. We started out with the company 3 years ago and she is the reason we continue to renew our lease year after year! Hands down the best manager i have ever had. There has been 0 hassle over the last 3 years. Everything that needs to be repaired is taken care of  the same week. Incredibly understanding and patient manager! If i could give above 5 stars i would. Thank you for everything!! More...

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Diane D.

30 December 2015

I recently moved out of town and decided to rent my Lincoln Park condo, and I couldn't be happier with the service I've received from Kim, my property manager at Fulton Grace. She has great market knowledge and is a strategic partner in leasing. And even when she was out, as associate coordinated a maintenance/repair issue perfectly. My neighbors even let me know how impressed they were with "the management company staff"! It's great knowing that I don't have to worry about a thing--really takes the stress off. Am going into second year and really appreciate their service. Highly recommend. More...

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Danielle L.

20 December 2015

A real standup company that puts customer service first. My partner and I have the pleasure of being current renters and Fulton Grace has made a point to ensure that even when problems arise, they are handled efficiently and with the 'grace' that their name suggests!

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Kevin S.

19 October 2015

Nedra at Fulton Grace was super helpful and impartial in securing myself and my roommates the apartment we were most interested in - even facilitating negotiations for "off-the-lease" arrangements like receiving the keys two weeks earlier than initially intended, and working to allow us to verify that all pre-move-in items (home improvements, professional cleaning) were executed to our liking ahead of our 1st day in the unit.

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Ana R.

19 October 2015

Nedra Johnson did an excellent job. It was obvious that she had the best interest of the landlord and the tenant. Very easy to work with and professional. We initially found a place but it did not work out as we were on a very hectic schedule. Once we were ready to move she was available and understanding. She made the entire process quick and easy, she has a great understanding of the real estate market and a realistic approach to the process. More...

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Tim M.

19 October 2015

Nedra Johnson is fantastic. She found us multiple apartments that met or exceeded our expectations by listening to our needs and wishes and translating that into very targeted and appropriate options. She works tirelessly and makes it seem effortless, but you know she puts in more effort than almost all others. We tried to work with agents that sent us scores of options to sift through, many of which did not meet our most basic requirements like pets allowed. Nedra is "the bomb".  Great to work with. More...

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Caroline H.

11 October 2015

I just moved into a new apartment that Fulton Grace Realty manages and they have been incredible. Ethan in particular has been great - he has tirelessly put up with my endless requests and has just been very responsive overall. In fact, he even helped me find a painter to re-do some of the rooms in my place while I was on the road for a month. Seriously can't say enough good things!!! More...

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Steph S.

7 October 2015

Matt found us a great place in Chicago!  He showed us so many places we liked, and the one we ended up getting we LOVE.  He was responsive, helpful, and really easy to work with! More...

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Jonathan L.

2 September 2015

Upon writing a review discussing my disappointment with a posting that ended up being priced differently then advertised, I was contacted by someone at Fulton Grace Reality who delivered a lengthy, heartfelt message explaining why this was most likely an honest mistake.  I believe that this is most likely the case.  I was impressed by the customer service outreach and attention that was paid to a single bad review.  If nothing else, the management seems friendly and accommodating. More...

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Cristina C.

18 August 2015

As a landlord for over 10 years and having worked with several of the other rental agencies in the city, I can confidently say that Fulton Grace is by far one of the best in the city.  Finally, a place that knows what they are doing and can communicate!! If you are a landlord and need help renting your place, use Fulton Grace.  If you are a renter and need help finding a place, use Fulton Grace.  FG is the gold standard for apartment rental agencies  I've worked with other rental agencies (apartment finder, apartment people, etc) over the years and none of them can compare to Fulton Grace.As a landlord, I had one point of contact who communicated with me on all of my listings, showings, potential tenants and the signing of the leases.  Jessica was terrific and always answered my emails/ calls within a few hours.  She made the process so easy and painless.  Even when there was an issue with a current tenants, they promptly addressed it. More...

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Lisa D.

18 August 2015

So while I didn't end up getting the place that he showed me, I did want to write a review about how incredibly responsive and awesome Matt was. He was timely, communicative, and just generally all around cool - he's totally someone you'd want to be friends with outside of the whole fact he's showing you places to live. If I move again in Chicago (which, let's face it - will definitely happen) I am DEFINITELY using Matt. You should too! More...

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William R.

4 August 2015

We were in the hectic position of trying to find a Chicago apartment in just one weekend. Luckily, we worked with Joel of Fulton Grace. Joel was professional, efficient, dedicated, and also treated us like old friends. He drove us around town (we don't have a car) to all of the apartments, offering advice at each, and constantly checking on new listings. Joel did show us a perfect apartment, but unfortunately it fell through. Then he worked doggedly the next day to show us some more. When we found a listing randomly on the internet, he was really supportive of us moving quickly on it. We could not recommend Joel more strongly. He provided a great introduction to Chicago. More...

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Elyse H.

3 August 2015

Matt was incredibly helpful in our move back to Chicago from Florida!! When I reached out to him about our move to let him know that we had to do our apartment hunting from Florida, he was quick to respond. When we found a place that we wanted to see more of he was willing to schedule the showing and go to take pictures for us. He was even willing to FaceTime during the showing so that it felt like we were actually there walking through the place. Had I been available, I would have taken him up on this offer. Long story short, he helped us secure our new place and made it a pretty easy process. We found our place through his automated listings that would be sent via email. Once we found it, he was quick to react when submitting our application and made sure to get the job done. I would highly recommend (and already have) Matt to anyone who is currently going through the dreaded apartment search! More...

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Rebecca V.

29 July 2015

TJ and his team are incredibly good communicators and it's wonderful to work with a modern company that can do everything via phone and email like you'd expect.When there was a minor miscommunication that one could pin on our condo association, Fulton Grace just took responsibility and made it right so our new tenant didn't start off a new lease on a bad foot. More...

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Eric W.

24 July 2015

Matthew did such a great job helping my girlfriend and I find our first apartment together. He was responsive, to the point, and extremely effective at getting apartments scheduled for us to see them when we wanted. The reservation process is by far the easiest way to work with a rental broker. I will use Fulton Grace again the next time I need to move! More...

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Thomas F.

16 July 2015

I've been with other property management companies in the city that were an absolute nightmare from a landlord perspective to deal with.  Fulton Grace though has been an amazing partner for the management of our 3 family property in Logan Square!  Always prompt, attentive to us and our tenants, and helpful in getting through situations that arise in the operations of the building with ease.  Particularly, Natalie Spelman is an absolute rockstar.  Great communication, professional, knowledgable and friendly to work with.  Would highly recommend her services, and Fulton Grace in general! More...

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Dan R.

6 July 2015

Recently rented a unit with the help of Jonathan Stein over at Fulton Grace. Jon was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process and I love having the option to pay application fees, move in fees and even rent online. Also the application and lease are digital as well which just makes things so easy. I work in leasing myself and have plenty of horror stories working with several different property management companies but Fulton Grace is a breeze. More...

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Jeanne T.

12 June 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Fulton Grace Realty as both my Property Manager and my Realtor. As a property manager, Kelsey was fantastic and on top of any issue. My realtor, Beth expertly led me to a great sale on my condo and handled the transaction like a boss.Fulton Grace is the gold standard in Property Management and Real Estate Services. More...

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Cristina N.

14 May 2015

I moved to Chicago from Arlington, VA on very short notice back in November. I didn't have enough time before moving to come out and try to find a place to live so I reached out to a couple of agents to try to help me. Michael from Fulton Grace stood out above the rest. He was easy to get a hold of and quick to get back to me. The other two companies I had tried reaching out to would not follow up in a timely manner at all. After I told Michael what I was looking for in an apartment he quickly found some matches for me. When I narrowed it down to 3, he went to visit all of them for me, called me while he was there to talk me through everything and took about 50 photos of each place. The day I moved in he met me there for the walk through and  helped me park my moving trailer. He was extremely helpful through the whole process. Now that I have been happily moved in, my Fulton Grace property manager Jamie is also great. I have been able to easily get in touch with her when I have questions. I definitely recommend Fulton Grace! More...

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Katherine G.

8 May 2015

I have been renting apartments in Chicago for six years now and have never come across a landlord/property manager team quite like this. From Michelle who assisted us with nabbing our highly in-demand coach house, to Desmond & Cheyanne who promptly took care of any maintenance requests throughout the year and then sent us a helpful to do list to check things off before we move, a MONTH in advance, they've been nothing but great. Normally, I have negative to neutral experiences with wherever I'm renting from, but this was a breath of fresh air to deal with them throughout the year. I would highly recommend working with them and trying to rent from a building they manage, as they, especially those I mentioned above will take great care of you while you rent with them. If I'm ever in need of renting an apartment again, their site & buildings are going to be the first I try to rent from! More...

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Barbara C.

21 April 2015

I have been a landlord for 24 years and have never used an agency. Well, the ones that have solicited me never followed through with anything except taking the keys. Craigslist has become a nightmare and so I was unable to rent this unit even though I always had great luck (the ad gets buried). I posted this apartment over 100 times on Craigslist through the process. This apartment was on the higher end of prices in Logan Square and so that was really narrowing my market as well.  I moved to the suburbs a few years ago, so I found myself driving to show the unit to people who actually either could not afford it or where just shopping the market, but were not ready until the following month, but did not disclose that on the phone and there was not even a large response. I was just feeling so frustrated and so I did some research this time and came up Fulton Grace Realty. I was apprehensive on the reviews as I feel like sometimes the reviews might not be true and that all companies have good reviews. WOW! I was wrong on Fulton Grace. They are kind from the moment the answer the phone. I can't stress what a different experience this was. Jessica Cozzola was the utmost professional. She took the time to find out what my requirements were found great tenants She followed through on everything from feedback to getting pictures taken twice.  She was kind and genuine and I felt like I had someone on my side. We spoke various times and she emailed me with the new pictures and sites, and she was able to get this unit rented for me within two weeks. I will use this agency again and again. I had actually given the keys to another agency in which I have never heard from them (typical) and I just called back and asked for the keys. My experience with Jessica was more that I ever expected. She is a true professional and a very nice person who does exactly what she says she is going to do. I never wondered once what the status of the unit was. This was an expensive rental and she was able to rent it and the garage to people that I would have chosen as well.It was worth every dime and I don't know that I will try to rent my own units again if Jessica is around. I have already referred her to others. I never write reviews, but I hope this helps someone who really needs a good agency. Thank you again Jessica.Sincerely,Barbara Corton More...

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Kristen P.

15 April 2015

We went through Fulton Grace to find our new apartment. We were matched with Jennifer Koerner and I would highly recommend her! I had been in touch with a few other agents prior to Jennifer and they all asked the standard questions - location, rent, and pets. Jennifer asked about 20 different questions which really helped her get an idea of what exactly we were looking for and I felt because she knew right away what we wanted, she was able to show us some amazing apartments right away. Jennifer was able to find us the perfect apartment that ticked every item on our bucket list and was even able to negotiate with the owner to hold the apartment for us for over 6 weeks until we could move in (without us paying rent to hold it). I highly recommend Jennifer!! More...

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Katelyn B.

10 April 2015

We really lucked out.My boyfriend and I have been looking for an apartment in Chicago and we were mostly trawling Craigslist. I happened to end up connecting to Fulton Grace through a random Craigslist ad, and they then put me in touch with their wonderful agent Tim Foley, who found us a great place to live!Tim is really, really awesome. On Day 1 of the search, he called me and we discussed what my bf and I were looking for. Within 24 hrs, he'd sent us over 30 listings that met our criteria and which were not available on Craigslist! We would not have seen these places without his help. Due to my not currently living in Chicago, plus my bf's crazy work schedule, we ended up having 1 single day to do all of our apartment hunting. We met Tim at Fulton Grace on a Friday morning, and he drove us around to see 10-15 of our favorite places. I was so impressed with the logistics that must have gone into that. I also really, really appreciate that Tim did not try to pressure us into signing anywhere and gave us his honest opinion of each place we saw!We ended up signing a lease someplace great, and I have to mention that it wasn't even one of the properties that my bf and I had been particularly interested in based solely on the MLS listing. If it had been left to us, I don't think we would have even seen it. Tim made sure we saw this apartment because he had a feeling we'd like it, and he was totally right.Tim was really helpful and responsive throughout this entire process, connecting us with the owners/listing agent and helping us navigate everything. He answered texts/emails on weekends/evenings and even on Easter! He really went above and beyond. If we end up looking for a new place in a couple years, I am 100% sure we'll come looking for him again.Thank you, Tim! Give this man a raise! More...

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Dave R.

14 March 2015

I lived in a condo managed by Fulton Grace for the unit owner.  Charlene has been nothing but professional and responsive when I had issues with the unit.  Especially when helping me work out some move out issues with the Condo association. I would highly recommend enlisting Fulton to manage your property or to help you find a place to live! More...

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Natalia K.

5 March 2015

after a minor hiccup, this company did everything they could to resolve my issue, and for that i am very appreciative! thank you for the great customer service. hope to work with you again in the future.. :) More...

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Keri C.

29 December 2014

We relocated to Chicago and had no idea where to start to find an apartment to rent. I called Fulton Grace based on their online reviews, and immediately received a form to fill out by email for our wants and needs. We were hooked up with Tim Foley, and he did a great job for us.Tim sent us potential listings through the MLS for the 2 weeks before we came to look at apartments. He spent almost 2 full days with us looking at rentals all over the north side. He handled everything professionally, and was able to set up some additional viewings for us on short notice.I appreciated Tim's knowledge, patience, and good humor during our time working together. I would recommend him to anyone looking for someplace to live in Chicago. More...

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Paul D.

4 December 2014

Tim Foley at Fulton Grace Realty was exceptionally helpful.  I stumbled upon him by accident when I responded to an ad for a condo rental, and after a couple of exchanges by text, he sent me two listings of 10 units each that were exactly what I was looking for!  Most of these units were not advertised through Craigslist, so I probably would never have found them on my own.It turns out I fell in love with the very first unit we looked at, yet Tim recommended we look at a couple of more units just so I'd have a good comparison.  I don't think a lot of agents would do that.  He was extremely helpful all along the process - communicating with the landlord's agent, answering all my questions, sending me helpful tips and reminders via text.  Tim was helpful, knowledgeable and friendly - you couldn't ask for better! More...

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Justin B.

3 December 2014

We utilized Fulton Grace, and more specifically Michelle Aldworth for our apartment search.  She was awesome, plain and simple.  I got in touch with her when I emailed regarding an apartment I had found on DOMU.  She responded and offered to set up some other showings, as we were coming into town for only a couple of days to house hunt and we wanted to make the most of that time.  I was VERY glad we agreed to let her do this.  Every location met the requirements of what we were looking for, and she was extremely knowledgeable/friendly.  We saw several properties through her, and the hardest part was picking our favorite!  Once we decided we returned home hand handled matters with her via E-mail.  I am not sure if she really ever stops working, because we would receive return emails from us within minutes, at most any time I sent them with very helpful, professional and informative emails throughout the application process.Now that we have been approved, I am working with the property manager, Jon Motondo, It is still early in the process, but so far he has been extremely professional and helpful as well.  To be honest I was hesitant to go through any company; I wanted to find things on my own.  I am so so so glad we did it this way, and would recommend  this team to anyone! More...

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Michael P.

13 November 2014

I used Louis Lopez to help me find my apartment.  He was thoughtful, super nice, and really thorough with his search.  Best of all, he was great to talk to and really understood what I wanted. Ultimately, after a short while, he found me a great place. More...

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Lai-Nin W.

12 November 2014

Enlisted Fulton Grace to help me manage my condo unit when I moved across the country for work. They have been very easy to work with and have always been highly communicative in helping me manage my property, even if difficulties arise. Vetted a lot of different companies that offered a variety of services I settled on Fulton Grace because they were very responsive after my initial inquiry, very communicative in setting expectations around what services they offered and what they could do, and have been great about working with the management company for my overall condo association.Especially if you are not able to be in the same city as your property, I would highly recommend enlisting the help of a property management company, and Fulton Grace has a team of professionals that can help make that transition easier. Although we struggled to get my unit rented out initially/ setting expectations with our new tenants, everything has gone pretty well so far (I signed with them about 4 months ago). I suppose only time will tell, but I'm happy with my services so far! More...

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Kelly R.

23 October 2014

Again.. over a year later Carley has continued her hard work. She currently organized a project that was proposed and handled within a matter of days and has become an advocate for both the landlord and me as the tenant. In this event she hasn't compromised my trust or the landlord. The receptionists as well are always on top of their game and get things taken care of with minimal hold time if you call. Great team. Fulton Grace has made a great impression... If I should ever own a property..I know who I'll be using! Thanks Carley More...

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Christina C.

30 September 2014

Louis Lopez at Fulton Grace was professional from the start!  We had some unexpected bumps along the process (not due to him or Fulton Grace), but he maintained professionalism, and a good spirit.  He targeted places with our exact specifications.  He made us feel like our time was a precious commodity.  I am a total rental newbie, and Louis walked us through the process with patience, humor, and complete explanations.  Louis communicated clearly, honestly, and often.  Louis is a strong advocate.  You want him on your side.  Thanks, Louis! More...

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SH M.

30 July 2014

Fulton Grace and Kelsey are indeed as good as it gets.  I can't sing loud enough praises about the ease with which Kelsey manages my Ukranian Village condo (or seems to do so).  The first year I rented my condo out, I had just about the most high maintenance tenants you could imagine (e.g., one of their complaints was that the water in the shower was too hot. Okay, what? Who doesn't like hot showers?)  Dealing with those high maintenance tenants from DC for just one day was too much, so I immediately called Fulton Grace to assist.  Now I have Kelsey to run interference, and she is a godsend. She is very responsive, will answer all of my stupid questions, apprises me of condo issues as soon as she learns about them so that there are no surprises, and is super friendly to boot!  Kelsey 2016! :) More...

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John D.

10 July 2014

I rented with Fulton Grace for a year.  Natalie Spelman was my property manager.Overall, it was a positive experience but let me give a few specifics that made renting a breeze:1. Online search is frequently updated with options.  We had to find an apartment within days and FG was very useful in finding a good location that perfectly suited our needs.2. Paying rent online was awesome as well.3.  Renting experience ultimately boils down to relationship with property manager/landlord.  Believe me, I have lived in 6 places since I left college so I have a frame of reference to grade managers/landlords.  Natalie was great: she was responsive and anticipated our needs.  All repairs (very few) were completed within hours or couple of days.  If not, she got new things.  She communicated via email, phone calls and texts to make sure things were handled appropriately but she only communicated when necessary (I once lived in a place where the manager sent daily emails--I called them "rental devotionals"-that got old quickly).  The only reason I moved was for work and graduate school.  Even after the move, Natalie continued to treat us like clients, obtained things we forgot and followed up with us.  Thank you Natalie.I wish their sales ppl were more motivated to find us another FG apartment but alas, it was not meant to be.    Anyway, you'd be lucky to have Natalie as your property manager.  Rent with them. More...

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Matt M.

2 July 2014

Marty helped me in my search for a home in Chicago while I was still living in Virginia. He listened to what I wanted in a home and quickly searched for places that met those criteria. He found places for me that other agents failed to and was very responsive. Moreover, Marty was a nice guy. The next time I move, I will definitely seek his help. I also recommend Marty to anyone looking for a place in Chicago! More...

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Iliana M.

25 June 2014

I have used Fulton Grace for the past two years and couldn't be happier.  I left Chicago to move back West and at that time the market wasn't great to sell. I had run my unit solo and had a horrible experience with my tenants when they decided to leave. I put a call into Fulton Grace and explained my frustration with the tenants and they quickly stepped in and took the reins.  They dealt with the final walk through and move out and found me a new tenant within a month. After the new tenants moved in I rarely spoke to my manager, Natalie, unless it was for a small issue.  I received my rent checks promptly and never had to deal with the stresses that I had with my prior tenants.  I made the decision to sell my condo in May and Fulton Grace is working with the new owners to make the transition as smooth as possible for me.  All I had to do was send a quick letter that said I was canceling my contract with them and that was that.  Great service made easy for an incredibly reasonable cost.  Living across the country and owning a condo in Chicago can be stressful but using this company made things so much easier and I only wish I had done it sooner. More...

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Fred G.

24 June 2014

I've been working with Fulton Grace since 5/7/2013 to Rent & Manage my condo in Logan Square.Rental / Tenant Placement:The process for finding and securing a tenant was straight-forward and Fulton Grace drove it to completion.  I am unaware of how the property is listed or the means for attracting tenants, but within hours of taking pictures and putting the listing online, we had people interested in seeing the property.  After showing the place to 5 different groups of people, we had a renter.Rental Management:Since our unit was rented on 6/1/2013, we've had an active renter for 100% of the time.  The property has been managed very well, and all of my needs and concerns are addressed promptly within the same day or even hour of request.  Anytime the tenants make a request that is of immediate concern (utility issue, etc.) Fulton Grace will take immediate action to ensure the tenants can live comfortably in the unit.  For all other requests and issues, I am consulted first before any action is taken.Overall, I am extremely satisfied with Fulton Grace and look forward to working with them for many years in the future.  If you're looking for someone to rent and manage your property, go with Fulton Grace! More...

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Steffany H.

13 June 2014

After receiving a promotion moving me from DC to Chicago within 30 days, I immediately started looking online for condo rentals online and became overwhelmed with understanding Chicago neighborhoods. I decided I needed a realtor to ease my transition. I called at least 5-6 brokers and literally NO ONE called me back! I was about to say screw it when I came across Fulton Grace. Immediately I had a great impression of the company from the receptionist who connected me to Beth Leonas who was a godsend. Beth made some neighborhood recommendations based on what I was looking for and immediately started sending me listings. When I came into to Chicago the following week, she had properties lined up for us over two days, ensuring I had a good variety to see. She was extremely knowledgable, patient and professional. I couldn't have asked for more from her or FG. In case you don't know, as the renter, you do not pay for her services. She is also a licensed real estate broker so when I am ready to buy, she will be my go to. Thank you, Beth!!! More...

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amish s.

8 April 2014

Due to a family emergency, i needed to vacate my condo and lease it for 1 year.  I was out of town and  found Fulton Grace amongst a few others  via google to help me manage and lease my property.  After speaking to 2 other firms in Chicago i quickly found Fulton Grace and specifically Natalie Spelman to extremely responsive and accommodating.  Within 3 weeks the condo was listed and leased for the amount i was looking for. Natalie has been excellent in communication, professionalism and transparency throughout the process.  She was a great conduit between me and the lessor and made the entire process seamless.  I highly recommend Natalie and would certainly work with her again if the opportunity presented itself.  During this transaction, i was living 3 hours away with very limited time to spend on this.  She did everything possible to to manage all the details and ensure both leassor and lessee were properly serviced.  I am happily back in my unit and she also did a great job with the exit process. I highly recommend Natalie if you want a great person to work with that is detailed oriented and accommodating of your busy schedule. More...

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Amir S.

25 March 2014

Nick is such a great guy. So easy to work with, not pushy at all. He knows his stuff. I love that his business is family run. Both his father and wife are involved so he is very vested in the business. Two thumbs up! More...

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Audrey M.

4 March 2014

Beth Leonas recently helped my boyfriend and I find a rental property, and the first thing we noticed was how responsive she was. No matter what time we sent her a message, and regardless of how important (or unimportant) the message was, she got back to us almost immediately. Beth is also extremely pleasant to work with. She's nice, energetic, and we genuinely had a fun time looking at properties with her. And because she took the effort to get to know us, she really understood what type of property we were looking for and found us a perfect unit. We have already recommended her to a number of friends, and we will absolutely come back to her when we're ready to buy. More...

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Mallory D.

11 February 2014

Guys, Michelle and Kelsey are the best. Michelle showed me my new place and Kelsey is my property manager. They have  both been incredibly professional throughout the process & extremely thorough. I contacted Fulton Grace only 3 days prior to coming into the city for my apt search. Amanda in the business office got back to me right away and set me up with Michelle. The next day, Michelle sent back several listings of interest. A few days later, she met me to take a look at the unit even though she had incredibly busy sched. I was so thankful she was able to fit me in on such short notice. She showed me an apartment that had everything I asked for and it was in my price range. She did not try to sell me on something more expensive and did not try to tell me my budget did not fit what I was looking for. I really appreciated this.Upon applying for the apartment, Kelsey became our property manager. When I had questions about the rent and lease, she was very prompt. She followed up about fixtures in the apartment that I had asked to be removed but could not. She even negotiated the prorated rent for the remainder of my move in month (9 days) to be waived since the owner would not remove the fixtures. I did not ask for this or expect it, so it was a very pleasant surprise. The fixtures I asked to have removed were more of a preference than a necessity and I think the compromise was very fair. I have to restate though that I did not even expect a compromise at all, so it was very nice to know Fulton Grace was on our side.I am giving 4 stars now because I have not lived in the property at all. I can tell you from experience though that they are extremely professional throughout the showing and leasing process. I will be back to review their property management after a few months and I fully expect to give 5 stars based off of this initial interaction. More...

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Ryan F.

20 January 2014

I can't really say enough good things about my experience with Fulton Grace.I recently accepted a job in Chicago and didn't have a lot of time to find a new place. I called Fulton Grace to ask about one of their listings. The very nice receptionist informed me that the property had already been taken and offered to refer me to one of their agents to find other places I may like.I was referred to Michael Cotter.I spoke to Mike on the phone and he ran through some questions to get a feel for what I was looking for and encouraged me to look through their listings to find other places I may have interest in. Mike came back with a handful of properties he thought I might like along with the properties I pointed out. I didn't have a ton of time to come to Chicago and look at apartments. Mike worked with me and we set up a day for me to come up for showings. He offered to drive me around to all the listings (which is awesome because I was not familiar with Chicago) He also worked with me when I found a couple more listings a day or two after and wanted to book a couple showings on a weekend.Throughout the entire process, Mike could not have been more helpful. He knew what I was looking for, wasn't pushy, pointed out interesting spots (restaurants, venues, etc) along the way, and answered all of my questions. I ended up leasing one of the places we looked at.I will definitely be in contact with Mike and/or Fulton Grace again if looking for a new place. More...

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Emily F.

5 December 2013

Dan T. was a phenomenal realtor. We had two weeks to find a place, sign a lease, and move in. He was responsive, helpful, on time, and was able to help us find many amazing apartments within our price range and gave a difficult decision of choosing between our two favorites. (although we are so happy that we found two perfect homes so quickly). He worked with our limited time frame for showings (after 5 pm and weekends). He was awesome and we plan on contacting Fulton Grace Realty in the future as well as recommending it to all our friends. Thanks, Dan! More...

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Sarah M.

13 November 2013

My husband and I just relocated to Chicago in September. Neither one of us had ever been so we needed someone that could help us find a place and knew what they were talking about. Michael Cotter at Fulton Grace was that person. We had started working with him mid-summer. We would speak through email and phone about every 10 days until we arrived. Then he showed us around the city and had plenty of apartments to show us. He was very determined to make sure we found something we liked that fit our budget and location needs. He really took care of us and was a great guide for new-comers. He works a great deal with people coming from out of town, so if you are moving across the country or have never been to Chicago before, I highly recommend him! More...

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Drew H.

13 November 2013

I've recently started the process of finding a new place to live. At first, I was extremely excited about finding an apartment that would be my new home. After exploring the pricing for rentals in the areas where I wanted to live (from multiple rental brokers), I ended up utilizing Fulton Grace as my go-to company and Rose Elipani as my guide. She provided me with an array of options, within my price range and the areas I had specified, as well as providing me with the characteristics I was seeking (large kitchen, sunny, off-street parking). There were many, many possibilities, and I would definitely use Rose again if I were looking for rentals OR buying!  I plan on sending all of my friends that are looking to her. Thanks, Rose! :) More...

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Cindy L.

13 November 2013

Nedra from Fulton Grace was extremely helpful in my apartment search.  She understood my preferences as far as location and amenities, and she found a number of good options.  I am moving to Chicago from out of state and had only two days in Chicago to look around.  I saw all the apartments that interested me the morning, and by the next day, I had signed a lease on an amazing apartment.  Nedra was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the entire process.  Couldn't have asked for an easier apartment search process! More...

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Sara T.

12 November 2013

My roommates and I are over-the-moon satisfied to have worked with David Estrada as a realtor. We found Fulton Grace through a property listed on Padmapper and we could not be happier with the attentive service David has given us. Despite the setback of being given the wrong keys by the out-of-town landlord, he promised us that we would be given first consideration to look at the property, and he went to great lengths to expedite the application process (including having the keys overnighted so we could view the unit the next day). One week later, we are eagerly awaiting the lease- this was by far the fastest tenant approval we've experienced living in Chicago. David has incredible integrity and is easily accessible; it was very clear to us that his first priority is his relationship with his clients. More...

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Sarah O.

9 November 2013

David Estrada helped us find a place we love! It's hard finding an apartment in the current market and he would take us to see places at the drop of a hat. He was eager to help and ready at a minute's notice. More...

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Doug H.

8 November 2013

We had a slow start with Fulton Grace but as soon as Carley Leonas took over, things began to move very quickly. In fact, she seemed to want to make up for the slow start by going above and beyond. Treated us as good friends not just clients. She was fantastic and didn't let up until we had renters in our Gold Coast condo. We will stay with them for a long time & hopefully Carley stays too! More...

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Erin M.

2 November 2013

I cannot thank Sean enough for helping me find the perfect apartment. He really listened to my needs and chose a great set of options that included my must-haves and were easily within my budget. We spent an entire day together as he showed me places and helped me work through a decision without pressure. Thank you again to Sean and the rest of the Fulton Grace staff for making the process of moving easy and exciting! More...

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Neal G.

24 October 2013

Very shortly after hiring Fulton Grace to manage my condo, the water heater in the unit burst, flooding the downstairs unit and leaving my tenant without hot water.  Kelsey Rimkus, my property manager, had contractors in to replace the hot water heater and assess the damage to the downstairs unit the very same day.  What could have been a huge headache for me is reduced to a few phone calls.  The listing agent that I've worked with there, Christine Baird, has also been extremely responsive and informative with regards to getting my unit on the rental market.So far my experience with them has been outstanding. More...

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Michelle K.

7 October 2013

We are relocating from NYC to Chicago and found fulton grace through yelp review. Michael Cotter is our agent and he is great!!! He specializes in helping people from out of town to find properties. He was very professional, knowledgable and on top of things. From our initial search about neighborhoods, to viewing properties online, to showings and finally locking down on our favorite property, he saves us so much frustration and makes the experience as smooth as possible. Truly a great real estate agent. Highly recommended and couldn't be happier with our experience. More...

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Melissa H.

15 September 2013

Impressed again. Another tough situation, another excellent response by Desmond. Great customer service!

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Danielle H.

30 August 2013

Fulton Grace is a wonderful management company to work with. I have dealt with them for the past 2.5 years while living in our Lincoln Park apartment. I love the ease of automatic rent payment online and the quick response from Desmond was always appreciated when issues came up. Not many management companies get high ratings in Chicago but Fulton Grace definitly does! More...

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Chew B.

25 August 2013

Michael at Fulton Grace helped me and my roomate find our perfect apartment. We had been looking for places in Chicago online using craigslist, and padmapper for months before our move but didn't have any luck. My roomate flew out to Chicago three weeks before and met with Michael who showed her 4 great places, and even drove her around the neighborhoods of the ones she liked so she could see the area. Once we chose he helped us to pay the security deposit and rent online, get the lease signed, and schedule move in plans with the landlord. He was so helpful throughout the whole process, and I could tell he really wanted to make sure he found us exactly what we were looking for. He even sent us a follow up email three months after the move to make sure everything was going well and tell us of some cool comedy shows going on. More...

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Erik B.

22 August 2013

Rose Elipani is my hero.The stress of moving, and finding a new place can be ridiculous. Twice now, I have used Rose to help me through this process and both times she was amazing. While driving around looking at multiple locations, Rose will keep track of pros and cons of each. She knows the right questions to ask a landlord. She is a funny, well-educated woman who takes the stress right out of moving.I will never relocation within the city limits with out Rose Elipani! More...

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Nick T.

6 June 2013

I rented a unit through Fulton Grace with 2 others over the last year. We had an excellent experience with Carley as our property manager. Her response time for any issues we brought up was outstanding, and the handyman she sent out to do repair work was professional and effective.When we were moving out, there were some stains on a carpet that we knew were not caused by us, but basically we only had our word for proof since Fulton Grace did have this documented before we moved in. Where most landlords would have taken any chance they had to drain our security deposit, Carley took our word for it and managed to work it out so that we didn't get charged for the damage. I'm not saying that this would always be the result, but the moral here is that Fulton Grace will not try to swindle money from you for iffy reasons. My only complaint is that we had a very sub-par property manager working with us when we first moved in. I don't need to go in detail about him, because Fulton Grace seemed to have the same viewpoint. After a month or so and a few complaints to management, we were assigned Carley as our new property manager. I highly recommend using Fulton Grace to anybody looking for a place to rent in the city. They are very professional and have an outstanding reputation to uphold - An excellent agency to work with as tenants. More...

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Andrew G.

5 June 2013

I was a tenant of a property that was managed by Carley of Fulton Grace.  Carley did a fantastic job as the property manager for our apartment.  She was easy to get a hold of by phone, e-mail, or text and always kept us updated on status of any repairs, without any prompting on our end.  I would work with Carley to find an apartment again without hesitation!   Next time, I will probably be looking to buy however.Unfortunately, Carley was not our property manager from the beginning.  We had major issues with the first manager, as we simply could not get a hold of him for weeks at a time.  After contacting TJ, the owner, the issue was quickly resolved.This would be 5 stars if it wasn't for the initial issues with our property manager.  How did an incompetent employee get hired in the first place?  Fulton Grace did a simply amazing job after the fact, but it doesn't make up entirely for the poor start.The ability to pay rent online was a great feature.  I was hesitant at first (I like having a record in my check book), but it turned out to be a convenient and easy to use feature. More...

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Colin D.

29 May 2013

I highly recommend this agency. Desmond Lathan is the property manager for my apt in Lakeview. He is extremely responsive, helpful, and quick to get things done. Desmond also knew the area very well and didn't have to show me to many places because he understood my needs. Fulton Grace also have their own handyman, who is always great at repairing items when needed. Their response time to fixing things has been amazing.I have had such a great experience working with Fulton Grace Realty. They helped me find my condo to rent, they are my landlord, and I will soon be using them to help me purchase my first home, if i can find one in this market.  I highly recommend you use them for anything real estate related. More...

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Loren B.

6 May 2013

I had the pleasure of working with Joe to assist me in finding an apartment. I was nervous about this apartment search as I am moving from out of state. Joe took care of everything and calmed my nerves. He is excellent. He did not waste my time looking at apartments that did not fit my criteria. He listened and showed me a lot of great places. Joe did not try to push me toward any one property. He had showings lined up so there was no down time. He is a super nice guy and very professional. I definitely recommend him to anyone who wants someone who listens to what you want in a new home and is very easy to work with. I will recommend him to my friends and will use him again if I move. More...

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B K.

3 May 2013

Amazing company! I struggled with chicago apartment finders for 4 years, using them to manage my condo which I am renting out. They messed up in every way possible, which caused me nothing but grief. I switched to Fulton Grace when it was time to get a new tenant, and they found one within 24 hours! Now that is a service worth paying for. More...

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Josh G.

3 May 2013

I was a tenant in a property that was managed by Fulton Grace (Jennifer Dagley), and it was time for a renewal. I had such a great experience as a tenant, that I wanted to use them when it was time to move to a larger place.  Jennifer Dagley immediately responded to my email and got me in touch with an agent to help me.  Due to my crazy work schedule, I wanted to search immediately, and she was able to find me an agent who could work with my crazy/hectic work schedule; the agent was David Estrada.  She also responded to requests or issues quickly; she is a great property manager.I immediately sent him some properties I wanted to see, and he got me in immediately. He worked with me day and even late night hours in order to find me a place.  I liked the following things about him:  1-He emails/responds quickly; 2- He texts; 3-He is down to earth; 4-He's a straight shooter; no BS with him. 5- He accommodated my schedule.  Finally, I found one place on my own.  We ended up visiting it again to look at different units.  There was no commission in this property for him, yet he had no issue viewing it with me and encouraged me to make whatever decision I wanted that was best for me.  This was after working with me for two weeks.  He cared more about me getting the place I wanted at the right price than his commission.  That is amazing.  Contact Jennifer or David.  They rock.  You may not have the same experience with everyone there, so use them. More...

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Matthew A.

23 April 2013

Relocating to a new city can be tough - especially, trying to find a place to live. Dave Estrada and Carley Leonas made it really easy. I worked with a couple of other realtors prior to using Fulton Grace, but I wish I would have found them first! David and Carley worked really hard to find a place that perfectly met all my criteria. After 2 months, I couldn't be happier with the unit they found for me. More...

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Rohan B.

21 April 2013

Carley manages our one bedroom condo in Chicago since we moved to LA. She is extremely professional, honest and hardworking. From day one she took care of everything including finding great tenants, arranging a handyman to fix items, and taking care of finances. We are very glad we met her. It made our transition to LA very very smooth!! More...

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Elizabeth H.

11 April 2013

We had a great experience working with David Estrada. Found his listing on padmapper.com and were able to set up a viewing right away. He was efficient and professional, and when we decided to sign the lease he orchestrated the process wonderfully.  David was very relaxed, and didn't pressure us into making any decisions, which we really appreciated in the competitive rental market.He was able to work through our one snag without issues - the landlord had asked for a smaller security deposit than what was advertised on the listing. We had already paid FGR for the older (higher) security deposit, however. When David found out about this he had us write a check to the landlord for the security deposit then personally took us back to the realtor's office (on Friday at 8:30 PM) to solve the issue. We received our first deposit back from FGR on Monday as promised. Professional, honest, and friendly. Overall, highly recommended. More...

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Nick N.

8 January 2013

Fulton Grace Realty operates with an astounding level of professionalism.  Since moving to Chicago in 2009 I have leased the same condo under the management of FGR and have received nothing but positive attitudes, a willingness to help and unprecedented response times(and I thought I had fast email response times!).It was not until my my bf moved from NYC to Chicago that I realize FGR was in a class if it's own.  We dealt some incredibly incompetent leasing firms when looking for an apartment for him and I realized how spoiled I was.  We quickly course corrected...In addition to their direct staff, FGR associates with impressive contractor be it a routine plumbing snafu or checking on the HVAC's systems operation.  Welcoming maintenance people into your home is less than ideal but I rest comfortably knowing that FGR keeps the best of the best around to help.The beauty of having confidence and trust in my leasing agent when renting is that when the time come to purchase a condo of my own, I know who I can trust to guide me through the process while keeping my best interests in mind.Overall: the best of the best in Chicago! More...

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RT S.

29 November 2012

In my dealings with TJ, I can definitely attest to his high level of professionalism and attention to detail in all respects. He has been very instrumental to ensuring my comfort and peace of mind while staying in the property he manages. I have rented apartments and condos all over the world for over 12 years now and in comparison to some of the lackadaisical schmucks out there, TJ is pretty awesome. I also like the convenience of Fulton Grace's payment system and the ease it allows for remitting monthly payments. The company is really doing a great job in the Chicago Property Management space. More...

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Patrick M.

5 September 2012

My wife and I have dealt with Desmond Lathan of Fulton Grace...Desmond has been our property manager for 2 years now. He is very professional and knowledgeable when it comes to anything about our apartment. He has always returned phone calls/texts/emails promptly. We trust him with everything with regards to the apartment and is a very personable and likeable guy. I would recommend anyone to Desmond that needs representation on their home or condo or anyone looking for a new apartment in the city. More...

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Amy G.

17 August 2012

TJ: business owner done good.After my initial negative experience with Fulton Grace, I was really, really hesitant to use them again-- even after apologetic emails from the owner, looking to remedy the situation. As I got more and more frustrated with the annual house hunt, however, I figured now was as good a time as any to give TJ's company another try.After a little back and forth on Yelp, TJ gave me his personal contact information. We conferred a little via email and then chatting over the phone about my move timeline, what I was looking for, and my budget. Although he was headed out of town for vacation, he was eager to stay in the loop on my housing search and set up an MLS search as well as shooting some listings from management companies my way.While the few places TJ and I saw ultimately didn't pan out, he was totally gracious, friendly, helpful, and honest. Next time I'm apartment hunting, I will definitely be chatting with him and his employees. More...

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Rach C.

30 July 2012

After my first posting, I did hear from TJ at Fulton Grace pretty quickly and frequently.  He sent me over references and was very attentive.  I checked out the references and they all seemed pretty happy.  I will definitely consider still using Fulton Grace Realty. More...

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Casey W.

25 June 2012

We had an extremely hard time finding a good realty company in the Chicagoland area.  I had a lot of realtors try to put me into a place that didn't fit my needs or more importantly my budget.  I was referred to Fulton Grace by a co-worker who found a great place with the help of Dan Tracy.  I called Dan up and told him exactly what I was looking for and what my budget was.  Dan called me back a few hours later and set up appointments with not only himself but with his co-worker Owen Duffy.  Between the two of them we were shown about 10 places.  Not only were they accomodating but all of the places exceeded our expectations.  Needless to say we are currently living in a great apartment and have had nothing but a great experience with Dan, Owen and the entire Fulton Grace Staff.  I would and have recommended both Dan and Owen to a lot of my family, friends and co-workers.  They have all been please as well.  Keep up the great work Fulton Grace. More...

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Christopher C.

21 June 2012

I had been searching for 3 weeks and dealt with some shady people who let people upbid the rent price to ensure they got the unit.  I went to view a property in Old Town yesterday shown by Desmond.  There were numerous people viewing the unit at the same time and my roommate and I happened to approach Desmond for an application first.  I asked him what it would take to ensure we got this unit and Desmond flat out said "You were the first to ask for the application and apply, so I am shutting down applications and  you all will receive the unit".  I, even asked him about upbidding on the rent price and Desmond stated that he did not want to deal with that.  It was so refreshing to deal with an honest and upstanding realtor in a crazy market.  Desmond was extremely professional and went out of his way to ensure my nerves were calmed regarding the leasing process.Fulton Grace is a great company to work with.  Highly recommend. More...

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Joseph M.

11 June 2012

I recently relocated back to Chicago after living in Atlanta for nearly four years. Since looking for an apartment remotely is nearly impossible, I contacted Fulton Grace Realty and worked with Desmond. I had only one rainy Saturday to look for an apartment in Chicago, and wasn't even sure which neighborhood I wanted to live in! Desmond showed me five apartments, driving me to each one since I did not have a car. Of the five, two of them were just right for me. I left Chicago the next day with a lease signed on my new place, and Desmond and the team at Fulton Grace made it a smooth and painless experience.Since then, I've worked with Charlene McClendon as the property manager for my unit. Charlene has made it extremely easy to communicate my needs and concerns with the owner of my unit, and has even helped guide me through some complications related to an insurance issue. She always responds to my e-mails almost immediately, which is more than I can even say for myself.I would recommend the services of Fulton Grace to anyone moving within Chicago, and especially to anyone relocating from out of town or out of state. They will take great care of you! More...

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B A K.

11 June 2012

I was excited, but quietly worried when I first said yes to the apartment that I rented through Jennifer a while back.  I had never used a rental agent/broker before and I was concerned that the service level would be minimal once my signature hit paper (I get the commission thing).  I've never been more surprised.  Jennifer was great to work with when I moved to Chicago, (she is a great ambassador for the city) and as the property manager for my unit, she is always responsive to my questions and is just pleasant and up beat in general.  Jennifer is a great liaison with the owners of my apartment and I always feel like I am taken care of and that my issue is important to her.  This post is more of a 'thank you' to Jennifer for just doing a great job and exceeding my pre-conceived expectations!  If you are looking for a place, call Jen, you will not be disappointed! Thanks Jennifer! More...

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Kart G.

14 May 2012

It has been a year since my wife and I hired Fulton Grace to manage our property. We were moving out of state, and wanted a property manager that knew the Chicago market and were impressed with the professionalism from the staff at Fulton Grace.  From the initial meeting the team, they have impressed us by their knowledge of the rental market in my area and responsiveness.I work with Desmond, who has been very responsive to both our needs and the needs of my tenets, and has taken the headache out of renting our property. Beyond the basic services you expect from a property manager, Desmond really goes above and beyond to make sure our condo was prepared for rental. This included coordinating repairs and taking care of some rather significant last minute details. I'll summarize by saying that Fulton Grace is a 5 star property management company. They may not be cheapest option in the market, but in my opinion provide their owner clients the "best value." More...

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Pat F.

7 May 2012

I can't say enough good things about TJ and Fulton Grace! We had a great experience in our apartment with them. Anytime we needed anything, we got a quick response and positive outcome. In Chicago, it's rare to have a positive relationship with your landlord, but these guys are the best! More...

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Chantel S.

7 May 2012

We hired Fulton Grace to rent our 3 bedroom townhome in Lincoln Park for June 1st.  We can't say enough about our positive experience with the entire Fulton Grace team.  They helped us arrive at a fair asking price and were able to find outstanding tenants in around 2 1/2 weeks.  We had significant interest the whole time and several showings.  Everyone with dealt with at Fulton Grace was very knowledgeable and professional.  A few different agents conducted the showings but Owen was the agent who found the tenants - he was really responsive and easy to work with.  Thanks Owen... and thanks Fulton Grace! More...

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Iman W.

3 May 2012

I will cop to the fact that before I edited this, it was a 2 star review. But since then, which was about an hour or so ago, Fulton Grace and I have made up. They were able to accommodate my request for an apartment viewing at the last minute and I appreciate that. So I can say, in good faith, to give these guys a go if you're like me and apartment hunting by yourself is about to make your head explode. Thanks Desmond and TJ! More...

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John L.

2 May 2012

We hired Fulton Grace to rent out our 2 bedroom condo.  And we are thrilled we made that decision.  They found us an excellent tenant at a great price in under a few weeks.  Once our condo was rented, they also helped us find a new home for us to rent.  Again, a super easy process.  My wife and I are extremely impressed - they represented us both as landlords and as tenants within a matter of one month.  Each time, their efforts and communication were outstanding and results were even better.  We're absolutely going to use Fulton Grace again for our real estate needs. More...

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Jennalee R.

24 April 2012

I had the pleasure of working with Fulton Grace as a tenant and a prospecting apartment hunter. As a tenant in a Fulton Grace property:I worked closely with Steve G. and he was extremely responsive and helpful in managing the place I was currently living in. Any time I had a question or a maintenance need, he responded quickly and fairly (not your average landlord experience by any means)As a Prospective RentHis service (and the services of Fulton Grace) were fantastic! They were quick with the search and gave great pointers. Although I went with a place that was found outside of their services, Steve gave me great pointers in negotiating and making sure I was treated fairly by the third party.I'd highly recommended their services (on both fronts). Thanks Fulton Grace, especially Steve!! More...

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J B.

20 April 2012

Two friends and I found an apartment which was managed by this company. As a management compay they are run very well. Very professional and diligent. Any time we needed a repair it was taken care of immediately and we had one property manager that we dealt with exclusively. I can't tell you how great that was. Paying rent was also a big plus. They allow you to pay on their website. Each tenant pays their own portion. It was nice not to have to shuffle checks. Our unit wasn't perfect, but it was an amazing price, well kept, and a huge space with really nice neighbors.As far as the company's agents, I can't say much on their behalf. At the end of my lease my roommates were moving out of state leaving me no option but to find a place for myself. After contacting a lot of agents, no one bothered to even get back with a "sorry, but we can't help." The property manager did some digging, but couldn't find anything. All-in-all, I would reccomend working with them for sure as a rental management company, maybe not as much as a realtor. More...

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SM K.

31 March 2012

I highly recommend Fulton Grace.  I needed to rent my condo in Chicago and tried on my own for 3 weeks.  After getting calls from several "potential" renters, nothing materialized.  I called TJ on a Monday morning and by that Friday, my condo was rented!  Now that's service.  I worked mainly with Desmond and was very happy with his help during the process.  He is super responsive and very pleasant.  He answered all of my questions during the leasing process and has been available to answer any questions I have had since.  My renters move in today and I am hoping all goes well.  I am going to try to manage repairs on my own, but if that changes and I want to use a property managment company, I will definitely go with Fulton Grace.  Thanks again for your help. More...

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Dan R.

30 March 2012

These guys are great!!  We have had Fulton Grace for the past 3 years and it's probably one of the main reasons that we stayed in our current place.  Prior to them we had 2 other companies who were not very good and slow to respond to issues.  We live in an older coachhouse that for some reason has had it's share of necessary updates/problems.  We have had:1.  A pipe burst2.  Our AC unit go down3.  Our sink leak water everywhere4.  Our furnace go out5.  Air vents and ducts cleaned6.  Our dishwasher go outI'm probably only listing about half of what they have done for us...but as you can see it's a pretty decent list of major issues.  The reason that I bring this up is because if you live in the city you will probably end up having to cross these at some point....we have crossed them all and I couldn't think of a better management company or organization.  If I ever left this place...they'd be the first people I reached out to.  There team is friendly, punctual, communicates well, and gets things done!!  My agent is Desmond and he is the man!!  His number is in my phone but I can usually email him and get answers/results immeditately, whenever I reach out to him.  There team goes above and beyond...many times addressing needs or doing upkeep before things occur.  I never write reviews on yelp which says a lot about how much I appreciate a good thing.  Thanks Fulton for everything!!! Dan. More...

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Kat S.

24 March 2012

Charlene is the best! Boyfriend and I have been looking to find our first home to move into for a while... feels like forever.  Charlene showed us a place that was at the perfect location, great light, massive storage, very friendly neighbors, close to public transportation, convenient shopping... I can go on... a big fenced yard that we get to use Topiarius (see my yelp review) to make magnificent... and have parties and barbecues! I can't tell you how much we appreciated her help. She helped us with our offer and the entire process without being pushy or overbearing... which is rare in the field! It is as easy as pie with the online application and payment systems. Call her! More...

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Mike G.

7 March 2012

I can't say enough about my experience with TJ at Fulton Grace when looking for a rental... I immediately felt like he "got it" which I was having trouble getting from other agents.  I told him exactly what I was looking for and he produced 10 solid listings for us to take a look at.  All were in the price range that I told him and had the unique characteristics that I mentioned.  I made the decision to go with one of the properties, but as has been mentioned, properties come off the market as quick as they go on, so we missed out on the first.  I then picked a second option, but the parking spot that was open and I was going to lease separately was taken.  I told TJ I was going back to the drawing board and he completely understood.  So I did some searching and found a property that looked like a solid deal in the West Loop and sent it over to him.  I live out of state and travel for work, so I couldn't get up to look at it, so TJ went for me... he took the time to go above and beyond anything he had to do, set up a viewing, and took a bunch of pictures to send over to me.  I trusted him completely, took his guidance and snatched it up before it was gone.  I moved in last week, and the place is great... TJ has continued to help the process along even after his job has been done.  I'm very appreciative of his help, and will definitely use him for any of my real estate needs in the future! More...

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Ashley G.

6 March 2012

We had a really tough time apartment hunting on the west side of the city. Apartments go fast, whether they are nice or not, so the higher end ones we thought we'd get were going like hot cakes from under us. After two apartments literally taken from under us (Leases signed on our end and checks given to the landlords) we decided to take a break, but still peruse Craigs and look online a bit. We came across our current place, as of this past weekend, on Craigs and it ended up being a Fulton Grace listing. I made an appointment immediately.First, I worked with Paul. He is WONDERFUL. Timely, responsive, helpful. Really different from most agents I've been in contact with before. He showed us the unit on a random weekday at 2pm because I was willing to do ANYTHING to get a place, even if it meant take off from work early. I got there as two other girls were walking out. When I saw them leaving and whispering about the place, I knew this was war. It's cut throat on the west side, and this time, I was ready. Paul let me up and showed me around a giant 3 bed 2 bath newer styled home. I immediately knew we wanted it. One great thing about Fulton Grace is they do EVERYTHING online. Paul told me that if I was able to get home or get my boyfriend to get one of our apps in at that time, it would be ours. So, with that, my boyfriend submitted his app online, paid for the fee, and it was ours a few hours later. Paul was responsive, called me for every major step of the way, and even met for a walk through when our landlord could not.  That, however, leads me to my only gripe about the company. Since he was acting as a landlords rep, he should have done a much more thorough walk through. I don't know how to do these, he is the professional. Come to find out our stove is totally broken, and this could have been avoided if he had helped more with the walk through. To be fair, Paul is a busy guy and Fulton has some amazing properties they represent and he has to get to those and sell those units first and foremost. I get it. So, in the end I wish I could figure out how to give that last 5th star a half or something. Because I highly recommend Paul and Fulton Grace for your apartment search. More...

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Emily S.

1 February 2012

Extremely impressed with my experience with Fulton Grace. I found Desmond through a friend of mine that was renting out his apartment in my building in Lakeview. I had a job assignment outside of the country and suddenly needed to rent out my condo. Being clueless with the whole rental process, Desmond was immediately available to come assess the property and offered advice on a pricing strategy that was spot on! The condo rented within a week at the exact price I was looking for. Additionally, the management services were flawless. I would not have been able to take the opportunity to work overseas without them!When I moved back into the country I decided to keep renting my Lakeview condo and buy another place on the West Side. I found a 2-flat for a steal but decided it would be best to ask Desmond his thoughts on the rental market in that area. With Desmond's advice I was able to purchase the property without worrying about renting out the second unit. He was right! I had the second unit rented within the month! I have always wanted to own multiple units in the city for supplemental income but without Desmond, starting that process would have been much more difficult. He sure made my life easier! More...

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Joann H.

29 December 2011

The folks at Fulton Grace have been the most professional, pleasant, and efficient that I could ask for in really tough circumstances. Owen and TJ have personally went above and beyond in managing our condo unit which we began renting about a couple of months ago. We found our own renter ourselves (before hearing about Fulton Grace) and he has turned out to have innumerable obsessive-compulsive issues with our unit. Owen and TJ have managed him with the utmost grace, continue to be committed to working with us despite our problem renter, and continue to manage everything with complete professionalism. They have indeed relieved the stress of being a landlord. I absolutely give Fulton Grace my highest recommendation. More...

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Andrea W.

26 November 2011

Extremely impressed with this real estate company.  We hired Fulton Grace to find tenants for our condo in Lakeview.  We reached out to several different companies and not only was Charlene from Fulton Grace the first to call me back, she seemed to be the most knowledgeable on the rental market.  We met with her at our condo and within 2 weeks, we had a signed lease with outstanding tenants.  We have also hired Fulton Grace to manage our condo and it's been a great experience so far!  A few minor maintenance issues but Charlene and her maintenance staff have taken care of everything with ease.  Keep up the good work! More...

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Eileen R.

27 August 2011

Charlene from Fulton Grace was a pleasure to work with. I was moving from NYC to Chicago, and she was patient and hardworking with various odd requests from me sending my sister to look at the apartment to waiting for me to scan and send various lease-related documents. She was constantly helpful, efficient, and professional.I definitely recommend Fulton Grace and Charlene. More...

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Kristin O.

28 July 2011

T.J. and his staff are wonderful ~ I highly recommend them to anyone considering leasing.  T.J. is extremely responsive and attentive, not to mention courteous. He answered all my (sometimes silly) questions and addressed all of my concerns about renting my condo for the first time.  He always responded very quickly, no matter what time of day (or night).  He's also very knowledgeable about the real estate market, and knew immediately how to price my unit.  He and his team were able to find renters for my condo within one week of my first phone call to them.  I am really pleased with both the renters and the price.  I truly think they did a great job and will definitely use them in the future, and will recommend them to friends. More...

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Paul H.

27 June 2011

Easiest leasing experience I've ever had. I worked with Desmond, who is extremely responsive and upfront. I would highly recommend Fulton Grace!

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Elizabeth A.

23 June 2011

I've worked with leasing agents from a number of popular apartment finder firms in Chicago and I must say, none of them lived up to the customer service that Fulton Grace offers. Their website is very intuitive with information on the appropriate agents to contact if interested in any specific apartment(s) listed on their site; it also allows you to set parameters for your search, such as: pet-friendly, must have central air, must be in Lincoln Park, near north, etc., which I found very useful. I think the main reason Fulton Grace stands out above the others is due to their size. They are well-staffed but the company is not so large that poor management kicks in. The apartment finding giants seem to get bogged down with tons of emails/calls and you end up with agents simply not answering -- not cool if you've just found your "dream apartment" -- while the super-newbies just don't have enough resources. Every leasing agent I met at Fulton Grace was courteous, attentive, and professional. Plus, they actually have an active managing broker -- with a real face that comes to the office and everything! Try finding one of those at that company that has offices by every train stop. All in all, I think Fulton Grace provides a nice personal and professional experience that can make finding an apartment much less of a hassle -- searching through a million Craigslist ads, especially when they are double and triple posted within the same hour is a serious pain; there is no reason to put up with the CL insanity when you can have someone help you directly and for free! More...

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Mike H.

21 June 2011

I had a great experience working with Fulton Grace. I looked at many apartments, and had up and down experiences. However, when I met Dan from Fulton Grace he tried to figure out exactly what kind of apartment would fit me and found me the right one. He saved me hours of looking and provided more information about apartments in Chicago than all the other agents I met combined. I highly recommend them. More...

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Lynn L.

30 April 2011

I really enjoyed working with Neal from Fulton Grace.  He listened very well to what my apartment needs were and got me a great studio that fit my criteria in just one visit.  Pretty amazing!  The only reason I gave him a four is that I did not get a response after my third email to him. More...

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Top o' the mornin' t.

28 March 2011

We couldn't be happier with our place. Within 10 minutes of talking to Paul about what my ideal rental unit entailed, he had set up an appointment to see my (now, happily lived in) apartment.It makes all the difference when the realtor is responsive and attentive to your needs/specifications. I emailed,texted and called Paul about meeting up and having to shift appointments, and he had no troubling making rearrangements or quick schedule changes as the need arose.I highly recommend this group to take the headache out of renting/buying a solid place. You'll be pleasantly surprised.Ask for Paul. More...

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Shannon B.

3 March 2011

I found an apartment on Craig's List and fell in love with it! I called the agent on the listing, but didn't hear from him the next day. I was being impatient, not his fault! I called the office and got in touch with Paul and could not have been happier!! I was smitten with his Scottish accent and he was very professional! We looked at the apartment the very next day and that same day we were filling out our applications to rent this beautiful apartment in the West Loop! He made sure we got the apartment of our dreams and we couldn't be happier! Thanks Paul! More...

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Julia E.

20 January 2011

While this TJ has amazing reviews, I would LOVE to take a moment to recognize Paul. After a month of dealing with shady realtors that dealt with many "under the table" transactions, bidding wars, and not having ANY knowledge of the apartment they were showing us... he (Paul) has been the most honest and easy to work with. He showed us the apartment and was able to get us in within no time. Great personality, always happy to help and very accomodating with my MANY questions. I can't even begin to say how much I appreciate him and his services. Very professional and well versed. He makes me feel confident about my decision for my apartment. The payment process online was seemless, and he made an effort to rush everything we were submitting as top priority.I will definitely be using their services again.Thanks! :) More...

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Wes B.

26 December 2010

I have only positive things to say about Bianca and the service provided. Rarely do I leave reviews, but I felt the need to do so for CPS. First, Bianca responded via email/phone VERY promptly from the beginning to the end of our working relationship. She provided me with great descriptions and website links to the properties of interest before my visit. Bianca was waiting for me at my hotel when I arrived in Chicago and every appointment was scheduled on-time. She even called every apartment while we were in the car to confirm the next appointment on our way. Bianca always opened the door for me as we entered a property, took notes for me, asked questions I didn't think of, etc. Look, I just can't say enough about the service I received from Bianca. I wish I could give 6 stars b/c this kind of service doesn't happy every day. Just for the record, I worked with another relocation company the next day and they received an F- compared with CPS.Thank you Bianca, I love my new apartment! More...

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Seth F.

29 September 2010

I'm pretty sure this is a small real estate company with a few brokers, but I, like most of the reviewers on here, have dealt exclusively with TJ.  I am the quintessential, selfish Yelper, I always use this service but rarely give back (write reviews).  I made a new year's resolution to amend that, but I only have a few reviews, and one of them was my last property manager (Universal Realty), who gave me an awful enough experience that I felt compelled to negatively review them.  TJ, and Fulton Grace Realty, have inspired the opposite reaction.  I met TJ when I viewed a property he owned in the Wicker Park area that I was interested in renting.  After he asked me what I thought, I honestly and politely told him I thought the place was very nice but simply not what I was looking for.  TJ responded warmly and simply asked if I thought the price was fair.  This led to a rather long discussion about real estate and other potential dwellings to rent.  After some discussion he had an epiphany and remembered a place that perfectly fit my needs that he might be getting a contract for.  His attention to detail and recognition of my needs led to me getting the best place/rental experience I've ever had.Not only is TJ courteous and knowledgeable, he is quite possibly the most available person I've ever dealt with.  It is easier and faster to get in touch with TJ than pretty much anyone I've ever met in my life, and issues were attended to with such speed and effectiveness that I could only describe his organizational skills as impeccable. When I was debating between renting for another year and buying a place of my own AND when I was considering the purchase of an investment grade property, TJ went above and beyond to offer me advice and share his experience DESPITE the fact that he was not my real estate agent in either transaction.Until I met TJ, I had just assumed that all property managers/rental agents were 2-faced scumbags, telling you one thing to your face and looking out for their best interests behind your back (e.g. telling you they'll fix something, putting it off for weeks, then cheaply half-assing it when they do get to it).  Granted I'm a relatively easy tenant to deal with, but TJ did everything in his power to fix any problem I brought to him and was completely honest with any limitations to his power.  I recently purchased a place, but will, in the future, undoubtedly use TJ's services in any capacity I am able. More...

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Shaman S.

20 August 2010

I met with Paul and Owen and they showed me one of the places under their list. Though ultimately i did not rent from them, I have to say I was impressed by their genuine intention to help me. These are good people to meet and work with. They are very personable and not only get the job done but also are nice people in general. I highly recommend their service. More...

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Nick A.

18 August 2010

Found a place quickly.  The place totally rocks and we trusted our Realtor.  Would do business again.  A+++++++

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Mike M.

16 August 2010

I've been in the real estate business for a while, and I consider myself one of the more professional rental agents in the market. I have worked with hundreds of other agents, so I think I'm qualified to say that TJ is one of the best out there. The particular deal on which I worked with TJ was a special one, because it was for an apartment for myself (and two roommates). TJ was flexible in structuring the deal in a way that improved the outcome for both sides of the transaction. He was extremely available - more available than even I like to be - to the point where he offered to handle a second showing 15-minutes before his fiance's birthday dinner (fortunately for his fiance, I declined, and we were able to move the appointment up). He's also been friendly and understanding during what has been a pretty long process for a rental transaction. There aren't many like this guy in real estate. Keep up the good work TJ. More...

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Liz B.

19 July 2010

I've been living in chicago for 4 years now and every year I have to move because the landlord is a slumlord. My experiences with TJ however, the complete opposite. He's honest, friendly, professional and helpful with any and every question I've had with my apartment. The building was a perfect condo, but with all homes there's bound to be a glitch here and there. Every time something went wrong (which was a very rare occurance) like the garbage disposal giving out or the dishwasher, TJ had a real professional there the next day to fix it. The only reason I'm no longer renting from Fulton Grace is because I can finally aford to live on my own with out roommates. But in doing this I decided to brake my lease. TJ was very helpful the whole time with my questions on how to find a new leasee and the legal side of it. I was a bit stressed about not finding someone to replace me for July and being stuck with 2 rent checks and the new security deposit. But TJ was there for me and made sure I found someone via craigslist. By far the best landlord I've ever had! More...

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Jim W.

22 April 2010

TJ and his staff were amazing! They rented my unit in 2 weeks for a great price.  TJ knows the market and was able to work with me to get  fair market value for my condo.  I would HIGHLY recommend this company to anyone who needs their condo/house rented or is looking for a place to live. More...

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Chris H.

24 March 2010

Fulton Grace is a terrific property management company.  Whenever there is a problem, they get involved swiftly and are sure to follow through until things are resolved.   I highly recommend this company. More...

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Yude C.

10 January 2010

Bianca helped me to look for apartments a while ago. Although I didn't get the apartment from her, her service is great and I would definitely ask her for help again next time I search for apartments again.