CHICAGOLAND’S PREMIER BUYER AGENT

HARTY REALTY GROUP

CHICAGOLAND'S PREMIER BUYER AGENT

HARTY REALTY GROUP

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.

The Mission of Harty Realty Group is threefold:
  • Educate Buyers on the Home-Buying Process
  • Provide Expert Buyer's Representation to Prospective Chicagoland Home Buyers
  • Match Home-Buyer Needs and Desires with their Perfect Home!

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April 14, 2022
John & Heather
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April 14, 2022
John & Heather
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May 26, 2021
J. Spaso
We're so lucky to have found Rich. Buying our first home seemed like a daunting task until our first showing with Rich. With the market like it is I appreciated Rich taking the time to guide us through the process.
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May 26, 2021
J. Spaso
We're so lucky to have found Rich. Buying our first home seemed like a daunting task until our first showing with Rich. With the market like it is I appreciated Rich taking the time to guide us through the process.
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March 31, 2021
Zach
My partner and I were first time homebuyers trying to navigate a tough seller's market during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how fortunate we were to find Rich! He couldn't have been more helpful or professional. He quickly zeroed in on what was important to us and what wasn't, always made himself available for questions and concerns, and did not waste our time. Minutes after a house we liked was listed, he had a showing scheduled for us for the following day. Rich has a well-honed instinct for the market, and got us to negotiate a lower price for our home, significantly below asking, than we would have on our own. He went over every item from the inspection, many of which he anticipated and had been discussing with us since that first showing. Since we were so new to this, we relied on Rich for referrals to loan officers, inspectors, attorneys, and after closing he had further recommendations for plumbers, electricians, and other resources that are helpful when you own a home. Every one of his referrals was a positive experience. Rich worked hard for us and got us off to a great start! We are as happy with our house as we were with how smooth the process was, and would absolutely work with him again.
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March 31, 2021
Zach
My partner and I were first time homebuyers trying to navigate a tough seller's market during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how fortunate we were to find Rich! He couldn't have been more helpful or professional. He quickly zeroed in on what was important to us and what wasn't, always made himself available for questions and concerns, and did not waste our time. Minutes after a house we liked was listed, he had a showing scheduled for us for the following day. Rich has a well-honed instinct for the market, and got us to negotiate a lower price for our home, significantly below asking, than we would have on our own. He went over every item from the inspection, many of which he anticipated and had been discussing with us since that first showing. Since we were so new to this, we relied on Rich for referrals to loan officers, inspectors, attorneys, and after closing he had further recommendations for plumbers, electricians, and other resources that are helpful when you own a home. Every one of his referrals was a positive experience. Rich worked hard for us and got us off to a great start! We are as happy with our house as we were with how smooth the process was, and would absolutely work with him again.
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March 31, 2021
A.J. and Taylor
My wife and I were first time homebuyers moving from Chicago out to the suburbs (in the middle of a global pandemic!). After spending months looking at redfin/zillow listings and looking through the profiles of the respective listing agents, we felt a little lost/intimidated and decided we absolutely wanted a buyer's agent. We wanted more than just someone to show us houses, we wanted to find a partner who would help guide us through the process, from start to finish. After a quick introductory call with Rich, we knew he was our guy. Not only did he surpass our expectations of what we were looking for in an agent (knowledgeable, quick to respond, always available, showed up early, answered every question, negotiated well on our behalf, etc.) but his extensive network of connections to help build out our "home buying team" coupled with his vast construction experience was invaluable to us. He quickly became a trusted advisor over the couple month process. We had a fair bit of back and forth with the seller - Rich was patient with us throughout and even came out to see the same house a handful of times as we were navigating to close. Even after closing, Rich always made himself available for our one-off questions. Truly went above and beyond. We cannot recommend Rich and the Harty Realty Group enough. Simply put, I don't think we could have found a better partner and wouldn't buy another house unless Rich and his team are on our side.
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March 31, 2021
A.J. and Taylor
My wife and I were first time homebuyers moving from Chicago out to the suburbs (in the middle of a global pandemic!). After spending months looking at redfin/zillow listings and looking through the profiles of the respective listing agents, we felt a little lost/intimidated and decided we absolutely wanted a buyer's agent. We wanted more than just someone to show us houses, we wanted to find a partner who would help guide us through the process, from start to finish. After a quick introductory call with Rich, we knew he was our guy. Not only did he surpass our expectations of what we were looking for in an agent (knowledgeable, quick to respond, always available, showed up early, answered every question, negotiated well on our behalf, etc.) but his extensive network of connections to help build out our "home buying team" coupled with his vast construction experience was invaluable to us. He quickly became a trusted advisor over the couple month process. We had a fair bit of back and forth with the seller - Rich was patient with us throughout and even came out to see the same house a handful of times as we were navigating to close. Even after closing, Rich always made himself available for our one-off questions. Truly went above and beyond. We cannot recommend Rich and the Harty Realty Group enough. Simply put, I don't think we could have found a better partner and wouldn't buy another house unless Rich and his team are on our side.
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May 19, 2019
John M. Theiss
A year ago we were ready to buy a house and worked with a different real estate agent. That agent was rather pushy to sell us the properties they had listed themselves even if those properties were not a good fit for us. We went back to researching agents and my wife read a book that suggested working with a Buyer’s Agent. This lead us to find Harty Realty Group. We met with Rich in person and sat down and talked about our hopes and dreams for our future home. He set up a search to help find that home. We were all unsure how long this would take, and Rich was supportive and patient through the whole process. We were never pressured by Rich to buy any particular property, and we were even encouraged away from properties that were clearly not a fit for us after viewing in person. We eventually found the perfect house for us and because of Rich, we were able to make the best offer. The process from offer to closing went extremely smoothly with help from Rich and his connections with inspectors, attorneys, etc. He was easy to work with, always available for questions and concerns, and he responded quickly to us. Thank you Rich Harty, and Harty Realty Group. Our home buying dreams have come true!
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May 19, 2019
John M. Theiss
A year ago we were ready to buy a house and worked with a different real estate agent. That agent was rather pushy to sell us the properties they had listed themselves even if those properties were not a good fit for us. We went back to researching agents and my wife read a book that suggested working with a Buyer’s Agent. This lead us to find Harty Realty Group. We met with Rich in person and sat down and talked about our hopes and dreams for our future home. He set up a search to help find that home. We were all unsure how long this would take, and Rich was supportive and patient through the whole process. We were never pressured by Rich to buy any particular property, and we were even encouraged away from properties that were clearly not a fit for us after viewing in person. We eventually found the perfect house for us and because of Rich, we were able to make the best offer. The process from offer to closing went extremely smoothly with help from Rich and his connections with inspectors, attorneys, etc. He was easy to work with, always available for questions and concerns, and he responded quickly to us. Thank you Rich Harty, and Harty Realty Group. Our home buying dreams have come true!
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April 23, 2019
Kathie E.
Rich Harty is the best of the best.  We found him via an inquiry to NAEBA. We planned to move from KC to Chicago without knowing much about the real estate market or laws.  Rich not only knocked himself out helping us find the perfect place, but provided us references for lenders, inspectors and attorneys.  The professionals we chose were also the very best.  His knowledge of construction proved to be advantageous.  He helped us avoid many pitfalls we never knew existed, and he negotiated skillfully.  The whole process went so smoothly we can hardly believe it.  You can trust the advice he gives you will be in your best interest.
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April 23, 2019
Kathie E.
Rich Harty is the best of the best.  We found him via an inquiry to NAEBA. We planned to move from KC to Chicago without knowing much about the real estate market or laws.  Rich not only knocked himself out helping us find the perfect place, but provided us references for lenders, inspectors and attorneys.  The professionals we chose were also the very best.  His knowledge of construction proved to be advantageous.  He helped us avoid many pitfalls we never knew existed, and he negotiated skillfully.  The whole process went so smoothly we can hardly believe it.  You can trust the advice he gives you will be in your best interest.
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August 12, 2018
Adam F.
If you're buying real estate you need someone looking out for your best interests, without the complications of dual agency. Rich is the consummate buyer's agent. We found him a tireless advocate...
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August 12, 2018
Adam F.
If you're buying real estate you need someone looking out for your best interests, without the complications of dual agency. Rich is the consummate buyer's agent. We found him a tireless advocate...
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