Ready to buy a home in Chicago, the North Shore, or the Northwest Suburbs? Turn to Rich and John Harty for expert home buying guidance! Whether you are buying your first home, trading up, relocating, or building a new home, Harty Realty Group provides professional representation every step of the way. As Exclusive Buyer’s Agents, Harty Realty Group will protect your best interests throughout the entire home buying process.
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Working with Rich is like taking a chairlift up a mountain. The entire experience is low stress and very straightforward. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about every aspect of home construction and maintenance, so he’s able to point out even the smallest idiosyncrasy or red flag on a property.We bought our first home with Rich. We met him after talking to two other real estate agents and the professionalism was night and day. He’s calm, personable, and will take the time to answer any question in detail (even if you ask it half a dozen times). His approach is informative, not salesy—he explains the merits of a house, and that’s it.A bonus to working with Rich is that you get access to his connections—this network of professionals he’s built up over the years, all of whom take a lot of pride in what they do. That network is hugely valuable, especially if you’re coming into home ownership without much experience (we rented for 15 years). Do lots of research and always verify who you work with, but once you’ve done that, go with Rich’s recommendation.From our first conversation with Rich to the closing on our house and even weeks after, our experience has been great. - Andy and Chelsea
Rich Harty is an extremely knowledgeable, easy-going, supportive buyer’s agent whose assistance convinced us that everyone should go this route. The Chicago market was sparse and brutally competitive, and we were out-of-staters who didn’t know the city or construction basics. Rich sent us daily reports of new listings, took a lot of time with us when we came in to visit neighborhoods and homes for sale, and educated us on the signs of quality in home building. He got us in to see a home in a neighborhood we loved before its open house and identified its strengths and weaknesses. He explained why and how much we should bid above the asking price. When the sellers began to waffle on our accepted offer, Rich linked us to an excellent attorney and supported us to stand firm through their attempted shenanigans. He brought in the most thorough home inspector we’ve ever had. We recommend Rich Harty without a single reservation. He’s just the best. - Stacey and Lou
First time homebuyers...Jacob and Kristian Greenwell. New owners of a 2 bedroom condo west of Wicker Park. "
"Rich did a fantastic job in helping us buy our first home! It was a very challenging market and he was patient and very helpful in explaining the process to us. He had great insight into what to look for in a building and helped us locate the right unit for our family! Very happy with our choice! - Jacob and Kristian
We purchased our first home (out in the western suburbs) with Rich Harty as our realtor about 6 months ago and are so glad he was our realtor! Rich was an extremely calming and steady presence during our housing search that saw all of the ups & downs possible. We started our housing hunt in 2021 during the peak pandemic housing market boom. Rich approached every house that piqued our interest with a critical eye and made sure we were evaluating the big picture, looking for quality construction, and a solid investment. After a failed bid on a house in 2021 and us putting a full pause on our housing search, Rich was ready when we restarted the search in 2022.Being first-time buyers who aren't from this region, Rich was incredibly knowledgeable and patient with us. We NEVER felt anywhere close to pressured into putting forth an offer on a place we didn't love or going an unreasonable amount over asking just to "win." When it came to the inspection time on a place we really love, Rich helped provide another set of expert and experienced eyes on every inch of the house, and made some suggestions for near- and long-term upkeep that we're gradually making. All of Rich's recommended contractors both for the buying process and the couple of improvements we've made already have been super solid.I've had friends who did not recommend their realtors, but we'll recommend Rich in a heartbeat to anyone who needs to buy a house. Absolutely no buyer's remorse here!
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