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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Rich helped us navigate an extremely hectic real-estate market and was instrumental in helping us buy our wonderful house. He was able to explain the parts of the process we didn't understand and provided wonderful insight about each of the homes we considered. After purchasing the home, Rich was even able to refer us specialists for updates and renovations. - Curtis and Rachel - Round Lake Beach
I needed a new place to live at the beginning of COVID, February 2020. I called the Harty Realty Group and they literally found me exactly what I needed with the first home they showed me! I was in by April 1 and have lived happily here since then. They are the BEST when it comes to structurally sound homes, due to their background in building homes and are very easy to work with. 5+ stars all day! - Mike - Highland Park
As a first time home buyer, I was looking for an agent that would be able to help me navigate the home buying process and protect me from making poor decisions through inexperience. Rich delivered and then some - he brings a ton of knowledge about what can go wrong in a house, and what it would take to fix things, so he can give you a pretty solid idea of what you're getting into in terms of time & expense. In a role where he's entirely incentivized to close a deal as soon as possible, Rich (correctly) talked me out of rushing into several borderline properties early on that would've been poor fits for my goals even though I was suggesting to offer them. As the market tightened up, he helped me sort out what to look for to have a chance at not overextending myself financially, and when we did finally find a property to offer on, his offer guidance got me a winning bid for a very friendly price point. On the way to closing, he did a solid job walking me through all of the steps, and was flexible enough to go along with me calling a last minute audible and going with a lender he wasn't familiar with due to a significant financial benefit to doing so. All in all, he was a great support throughout the process and I don't think he could've done much better in accomplishing the task I asked of him. Matt - Downers Grove - June 2023
Rich recently helped us with the purchase of our first home and was exceptionally helpful throughout the entire process! Rich made a point to come along to every showing with us, and his unique background and expertise in building materials and foundation was extremely valuable. We felt fully confident in his advice throughout the entire process, as he truly wanted the best for us and our new home.His professionalism, flexibility and overall knowledge of the industry allowed us to truly enjoy the search, without any stress that can come along with such a large purchase! We could not be more happy with our experience with Rich on our side and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home! - Nolan and Lauren Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago - June 2023
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
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