This is my second experience working with Ron Knoll and Saffron. He helped me purchase my South Loop condo back in 2009 that we've lived in and loved for the past 8 years so when it came time to look to buy a larger place, I went back to him. We ended up utilizing him and Matt to both buy our new construction home in Bridgeport and sell the South Loop condo we had lived in for 8 years.

Ron and Matt were extremely helpful throughout the process for both buying and selling. Since we were building, the buying process started way earlier and he helped us navigate what to expect and look for when building. We successfully negotiated the purchase and then he stayed close along the way as we had many back and forths with the builder. Him and Matt were with us all the way to close and even helped with issues arising post close. On the selling front, Ron and Matt took beautiful photos of our place and were very responsive in helping get the right buyer in and ensuring that we felt good about the process. When conditions changed slightly, Ron was able to work with @Properties to ensure that we could get a deal done the right way. Both Matt and Ron are extremely available and responsive to calls, texts, emails, etc. and that made me feel good throughout the process.

In the end, we bought our new place and closed on our old place one week apart so it was timed as perfectly as could be. We're extremely happy with the work both of them did.

hohalloran

Ron Knoll was absolutely amazing. As first-time home buyers, we interviewed numerous agents and decided to choose Ron. What a good decision. He was our advocate from day one. He tirelessly fielded all of our concerns and questions. He listened to us. He made himself available. We never felt pressured or forced to buy something that was not a good fit. When we did finally find that perfect place, Ron's industry expertise and experience was invaluable. Without him and his advice, we would not have gotten our home. I have recommended Ron to all of our friends and family and if we ever decide to move, Ron would be our first phone call. He is both an amazing agent and an amazing person, we couldn't have worked with a better person and I highly recommend him.

welch dj

Matt was a very diligent, supportive and knowledgeable when he helped me selling my condo. It doesn't hurt as well, that within 4 days and on Saturday, I got a final offer that is above my listing price. Throughout the process, he walked me through it and made it as painless as possible. Thanks Matt!!

Budi Sendjaja

Matthew helped me and my wife find the perfect place in the South Loop. This was our first foray into city life and Matthew's knowledge and expertise of the city was exactly what we needed to bridge the gap. He was very responsive to our feedback and was more than willing to take the time to show us multiple properties until finding the right one. If you are looking for someone to work for YOU, Matthew is your guy!

akdslkjf

Matthew is a GREAT agent and an even better person! He helped me purchase my first home in Chicago. His attention to detail is second to none. He always put the needs of myself and my family first. He is very prompt with his communications and is always thinking 2-3 steps ahead at all times. We always knew what was coming beforehand. Matthew also helped us find a reputable mortgage broker, general contractor, and even a flooring finisher to redo my home's hardwood floors. He made my buying experience an enjoyable one!

samedi tan

I have had the pleasure of working with Matthew H through @Properties and was very impressed with the whole experience. Matthew was always very responsive with emails and phone calls, and flexible with his schedule to do the showings. He was very patient with us going through all of the properties and took the time to make sure all of the appliances within the apartment were working properly so there wouldn’t be any issues for the renter-something I’ve never had a realtor do before. Not only does he advocate for his clients, he is a truly genuine person. He helped me find the perfect apartment and made sure I was happy with my choice! Would highly recommend!

Stephanie k

My husband and I worked with Ron in 2013 when we purchased our condo in Bucktown. He helped steer us towards the soon to be built Bloomingdale Trail (now 606) as he knew we were looking to sell in under 5 years and thought it would be a good investment. We were thrilled with how he negotiated the deal and were happy to live in our condo for 4 years. We decided we needed more space and he listed our property and helped us purchase our new home. His advice on how to paint our condo and stage our pre-existing furniture was very valuable. His photographer took fantastic pictures and they also used some drone shots to showcase the proximity to the 606. We had multiple offers within 2 days and accepted an offer 6K over list. As a working mom, it was important to me that showings went seamlessly. The app they use for showings made it easy for me to schedule time out of the condo with my daughter and they always called/texted me when showings were over to report back.

Matt handled the purchase of our new home and always had a keen eye on repairs that needed to be made, which helped us with negotiations. He followed up with the seller's agent as they were having seller's remorse and managed to pull the deal through. We were going to accept the seller's counter offer, but his advice was to continue to negotiate. We're glad we did as we got the house for less plus a credit for repairs. We hope to be in our new home for the long haul, but if anything changes, we would definitely use them again. They still text and check-in with us and even stopped by for our daughter's birthday party in the new house. Above and beyond is what you will get and we are thankful we found them on yelp all those years ago to guide us in our real estate endeavors.

Carey K.

Well, it's been a year since I worked with Ron Knoll during my first time buying a home and I feel compelled to leave a review.

Buying my first home was, initially, a nerve-wracking experience. It is, by far, the biggest purchase I've ever made. Ron demonstrated superior patience and was with me every step of the way; he was happy to address my numerous questions about what to look for in a condo, but more importantly, Ron wasn't afraid to be honest when he needed to be. I feel like I can trust Ron and, call me old fashioned, that means something to me. I recommended my best friend to Ron when he was looking to move to Logan Square. While my friend eventually decided to postpone his purchase, he had nothing but good things to say about Ron and intends to dial him up when he's ready to take the plunge.

Bottom line: Ron's a good guy and he'll be the first person I call when I'm ready to sell my place.

Oh, and Ron - your license plate worked! It was the reminder I needed because, let's be honest, you earned this review.

Ricky R.

I strongly recommend using Ron Knoll! He is not only a great realtor, but a great guy as well.  He helped us find the greatest condo and made it possible for us to get it!  Ron and Bob are smart and regular guys who are easy to talk to and always there if you need anything.  If you are looking to rent or buy in the city, talk to these guys..  you won't be disappointed.

Aubrey C.

Matt was a very diligent, supportive and knowledgeable when he helped me selling my condo. It doesn't hurt as well, that within 4 days and on Saturday, I got a final offer that is above my listing price. Throughout the process, he walked me through it and made it as painless as possible. Thanks Matt!!

Budi S.

My husband and I had been trying to sell our condo in the South Loop for six months! Our contract finally expired with our realtor and the next day we had contacted Ron Knoll at Saffron (we got their name from a flier that had been posted earlier in the year for another unit in our building that they had sold in under three weeks!). I remembered the photographs in their advertising were phenomenal so we gave it a shot and were not disappointed!

Because we were so desperate to sell our place, Ron met with us at 6:00AM in the morning! Talk about understanding our plight and customer service. To make a long story short, Ron and Jennifer were awesome and we had over fifty showings in 3 months (between November and February when the market is normally slower and the economy had seen better times) and had our place sold!

My husband and I would recommend Ron and his team to ANYONE and we have. In this real estate market, it is great to work with people who are fun and goal oriented and understands the market and their customers.

Barbara A D.

Credit goes where credit is due. The market is horrible for sellers, and Ron Knoll and Saffron Realty Group gets results. Ron Knoll has skill, judgment, and diplomacy in spades. You will not find a better navigator through a choppy real estate landscape. He not only got a deal but saw the whole thing through to completion when it might have broken down several times due to the lender.

Bart W.

We were referred to Ron from a friend to sell our condo, (as usual, a friend refers you to someone who is supposedly great, right?).  NOT as usual, we ended up loving Ron & the service he provides!  He helped us sell quickly with his business savvy, and market knowledge.  Above that, he also made our out-of-state sale way less traumatic than we had anticipated.  He took the time to really help us when we weren't even there.  He is the best, and I highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a real estate agent!  Should we ever move back to Chicago, he will definitely be one of our first phone calls!

Candice D.

My husband and I worked with Ron in 2013 when we purchased our condo in Bucktown. He helped steer us towards the soon to be built Bloomingdale Trail (now 606) as he knew we were looking to sell in under 5 years and thought it would be a good investment. We were thrilled with how he negotiated the deal and were happy to live in our condo for 4 years. We decided we needed more space and he listed our property and helped us purchase our new home. His advice on how to paint our condo and stage our pre-existing furniture was very valuable. His photographer took fantastic pictures and they also used some drone shots to showcase the proximity to the 606. We had multiple offers within 2 days and accepted an offer 6K over list. As a working mom, it was important to me that showings went seamlessly. The app they use for showings made it easy for me to schedule time out of the condo with my daughter and they always called/texted me when showings were over to report back.

Matt handled the purchase of our new home and always had a keen eye on repairs that needed to be made, which helped us with negotiations. He followed up with the seller's agent as they were having seller's remorse and managed to pull the deal through. We were going to accept the seller's counter offer, but his advice was to continue to negotiate. We're glad we did as we got the house for less plus a credit for repairs. We hope to be in our new home for the long haul, but if anything changes, we would definitely use them again. They still text and check-in with us and even stopped by for our daughter's birthday party in the new house. Above and beyond is what you will get and we are thankful we found them on yelp all those years ago to guide us in our real estate endeavors.

Mike and Carey K

Matt Haedicke is awesome! He is very responsive, works really fast and with a high attention to detail. From the time I decided to sell my condo, it took less than a week for the listing to go live - all with beautiful photography, virtual staging, and promo video. Even in a slow fall market, the condo was sold and closed in less than a month. I would recommend Matt to any friends!

Filippo I.

Ron Knoll of Saffron Realty Group is the best realtor I've ever worked it.  He's sharp, persistent, and has excellent follow-through.  He told me what was wrong with every home we looked at, instead of just solely selling me in on what was right about it.  He knows the most random yet applicable facts about neighborhoods, building exteriors, etc.  Every inch and second of the way, he had my interests at heart.  This was most evident during the price negotiation stage when Ron kept pushing for and of course succeeded in getting me a better price, even when I thought I couldn't get anymore.  From the first moment we started looking at places all the way to closing, he never once rushed me into making any decision.  Last but not least, he's also extremely pleasant to work with which is critical when you're making one of the biggest financial and stressful decisions of your life.  

Ron has exceeded all of my expectations, and I wouldn't be surprised if he exceeded yours too.  I will definitely be asking him to sell my new home in the future when that time comes.

Thank you so much, Ron, for making this such an easy process for me and finding me the exact home I was looking for.

Charmaine C.

If you're looking for a GREAT real estate agent, definitely call Ron!!

My husband and I were awaiting the dreaded moment of selling our condo in the city. It was a great condo in a central location of Lincoln Park, but we had heard too many horror stories of the market being down, and already had two units in our building on sale for months.  We used our reliable resource Yelp to find a real estate agent since we didn't know anyone personally.  Ron Knoll from Saffron had great reviews, so we decided to give him a call as well as a few others.  He immediately called back and was very friendly and personable on the phone and was available to meet with us on a short notice.

We had already set up a few other meetings and Ron was the last agent we were meeting with.  Within a few minutes of our conversation, we felt a strong connection with Ron's warm personality and after hearing his strong experience selling, credibility in the industry, affiliation with the Chicago ethics board, and how well Saffron is doing despite the tough real estate environment, we knew we had found the right real estate agent for us.

Within a week, Ron helped gather information on our condo, take amazing photographs, and place our listing in multiple channels that were beyond the traditional sites.  His knowledge and experience paid off because we had three showings within the first couple days of listing, and incredibly enough, had an offer after our first showing.  It was unbelievable because we had no idea this was even possible in a down market.  Ron helped us negotiate and we reached a price that was better than some of the comparables and after only a week our place was sold!  

We could not have sold our place without Ron's help and expertise.  His high level of professionalism, willingness to look out for his clients best interests, ability to promptly respond and follow-up to our questions, great level of experience, and overall friendly and trusting personality made it a wonderful experience for us.  Also, we are very happy that we are using Ron and Saffron Realty to buy our first single family home now as well.  Thank you Ron, for being an awesome real estate agent - we appreciate all your help in selling our place!

Rani D.

To all you sellers out there Saffron was an awesome company to work with. I say company because we worked with a few people that were super helpful. It was much more like working with some professional friends than working with a "company". Ron Knoll was the first person we met and immediately I knew it was a good match. He came over to our house to get to know the details of the sale which was convenient. Luckily we were both music fans and hit it off right away. He took time to get to know me, my wife, and newborn daughter too. We ironed out all the details, business-wise, and from there we put our condo on sale. I think we literally sold it in about a week. The key was both parties (Saffron, my wife, and I) came to a fair and reasonable selling price and plan of action. Erin was the other person we met. She takes care of most of the showings and made this sometimes difficult task very easy. We had renters still in the condo that we were selling so that was kind of awkward and we all made it work. Before you knew it there we were at the closing and putting a potentially stressful event to an end. Ron even gave me a ride to the closing downtown. Good stuff.

Anyway, I could go on and on about our satisfaction but the bottome line is work with Saffron and I can honestly say you won't be disappointed.

Chris W.

Ron Knoll  = awesome

The hubs and I were first time home buyers. We had our stuff in order (for the most part) before we began the search, but as all newbies eventually realize, there's so much more that we don't know. Ron was always there...either by email, text or phone... to answer our questions.

I honestly don't think the process could have gone any smoother. Right from the get-go, Ron had us out looking at houses that were exactly what we were looking for. And he was NOT pushy - never once did he show us a house that was out of our range (which was very thoughtful considering we were operating on a tight budget). Within 2 weeks of beginning our search, we had put an offer in and successfully signed a contract! Ron was EXTREMELY helpful in the negotiating portion (the part we felt most unsure about) and helped us get a great deal on a fabulous "diamond in the rough" (with an amazing frisbee yard ;o).

Another great service that Ron (and Saffron) offered was their list of attorneys, inspectors, contractors, etc. We've only been in the city for 2 years, so finding quality people to help us through the process was important. We went with Ron's recommendations on attorney (Michelle Laiss) and inspector (Michelle Teague) and both were super.

Something we also want to make note of is that over the course of the two months we worked with Ron there was a family death and the birth of his first child. No matter what, he was there for us. He made sure that our contract was sent through, that we had someone there with us during the inspection...and he made sure he was there for our final walk through and closing. That's more than we had expected given the tumultuous times...but he did it anyways!

In closing...as I mentioned earlier (and I can't reiterate it enough)...this process was smoother than we had ever expected. And I can guarantee it was all because of Ron!

Crystal K.

I would definitely utilize the services of Saffron Realty Group again. Ron was a fantastic, extremely professional realtor who helped me with a sale and a purchase. Ron was knowledgeable, honest and convinced me to make an offer on a place that I felt was well out of my league. But, thanks to some great negotiation, I found a great place!

Rock on Saffron!!!!

Darin R.

My wife and I purchased our condo in Old Town and, when it came time for us to leave Chicago, sold it, all through Ron Knoll at Saffron Realty Group.  When we were looking to buy, Ron spent a great deal of time educating us on the Chicago real estate market and showing us different types of properties.  We were very pleased with our purchase.  When it came time to sell it was an easy choice to work with Ron again.  He worked both hard and smart in a difficult market  to attract prospective buyers and negotiate the sale.

David M

We were first time home buyers and Ron did such a great job finding us our perfect home! Ron spent about 6 months taking us to various different neighborhoods in the city. We must have looked at over 100 condos! He not only found us our condo, he helped us figure out the type of neighborhood we'd like. He was patient and professional and we couldn't have asked for a better real estate agent. We will definitely recommend Ron to our friends and family and we'll be calling him up in a few years when we're ready to move. Thanks Ron!

David D.

We can't speak highly enough about Ron.  My wife and I needed to put together an offer on a condo that we knew would be getting two other offers in the morning.  We called Ron on a recommendation from a friend.  Even though he had only met us fifteen minutes before (and never face-to-face), Ron gave up several hours late on a Sunday night to talk us through the mechanics of the offer.  He was extremely patient even though we were full of questions.

In the end, we got the place, and we will call Ron again for any of our future investment or residence needs.  He was utterly professional and attentive to our needs, and at no point did he try to lay a heavy-handed sales pitch on us.  We recommend Ron and Saffron to anyone we know who is in the market for buying or selling a home.  Thanks again, Ron!

Eli S.

I'm on my second time around working with Ron Knoll and Saffron Realty.  I've bought, sold and am now looking to buy again through them.  As a new buyer, I found Ron's knowledge of the Chicago area and expertise in the real estate market to be a key tool.  If you're a new buyer, I would highly recommend working with them.  Ron has the experience and resources that helped me make the best decision about where to buy and how to sell our place.  He's a great listener and though he works aggressively to find the right place, I never felt pressured to settle and his expertise and input on the properties gave me confidence that I was making the best decision.

Ellen K.

Ron was extremely helpful in helping me find a condo in Chicago.  We originally started looking 2 years ago and he found us some great places but we decided to wait at that time.  Ron kept in contact with us and made sure we kept an eye on the real estate market.  He began sending us places that fit our needs and we were able narrow down to a few places in a short amount of time.  After that, we fell in love with one of the places.

Ron was always just a phone call away and he would always get back to me ASAP when I emailed, especially during the intense negotiation period.  After we bought the place he even gave us a great bottle of champagne to celebrate.  I will use Saffron again whenever I move to my next place.

Harry O.

Hands down the best in the business. Ron Knoll was our realtor and he just goes the extra mile. I met the other owner, Bob, and you could tell he was the same way. I think Ron is a member of the ethics board or something like that, so you know they are not going to take advantage of you.

We must have looked at 12-20 places before we settled on the one we wanted. Ron was amazing. He was flexible and very understanding when we walked in....and 20 seconds later walked out b/c we knew it was not the place for us.  I have since been by the office and the whole staff is super friendly. Plus, they have an amazing website that lets you search the MLS and you don't have to worry about them stalking you:)

HIGHLY recommend!

Joe S.

Saffron Realty was as professional a real estate broker as I have ever had.  They worked closely with me to assess the marketplace, list my home, market my home in the most effective manner and close.  I would recommend Saffron Realty and Ron Knoll to anyone looking for a home in the Chicagoland area.

Karl K.

We decided to work with Ron at Saffron Realty after reading all of the positive reviews here on yelp, so it's only fitting that I dedicate my first review to help spread the word--Ron Knoll is an amazing realtor!  He is prompt, professional, personable, and incredibly knowledgeable.  He did not try to sell us on every condo we saw, but offered honest and helpful advice on future resale values, maintenance, neighborhoods, etc.  He was ten minutes early to every appointment and always responded to emails and texts immediately, even at 10 in the evening.  Buying a home can be stressful, but through it all I never doubted that Ron was looking out for us.  We got a beautiful condo for a great price, and to this day, 6 months later, Ron still keeps in touch.  Give him a call, I promise you will not be disappointed!!!

Kelly S.

We were first-time home buyers and although we did as much homework as possible, we still didn't know what we were in for.  In general I am a little apprehensive about anybody that stands to make a good deal of money off of my business and was wary of feeling pressured to make a purchase.  I tend to get really defensive in those situations.

With Ron we struck gold.  Ron is intense, his passion for what he does comes through.  He was very patient with us and heard our concerns and addressed them.  He is highly knowledgeable and makes use of whatever technologies are available to him.  He was always prepared for every one of our meetings, having comps, talking about the neighborhoods, he was always "there" with us,  he never seemed to be thinking of other clients/issues.  To sum it up he is "Sharp as a tack",  is what comes to mind.

 

Early in our buying we were only looking at bungelows, but Ron suggested we check out a house just to see.... we fell in love with it.  In the end we had really difficult negotiations (weeks of back and forth) on this house and eventually we walked away just before sigining on the dotted line.  Ron was very supportive of our decision, even though we were "this" close.   I really appreciated the fact that he was supportive of our choices and didn't pressure us to make decisions.  He would provide very clear timelines of how things should work and the consequences of acting on some information (or not acting on it).

 

About a month later we found our bungelow in the price range we wanted.  We've been here for 9 months and are thrilled with our purchase.

I would highly recommend Ron Knoll to anybody.

Kevin C.

Ron has the patience of a saint!  Between helping me find commercial space for my business, searching for what seemed endless months for a place for my sister in law and ultimately being very flexible with our own move situation he deserves Saint hood.  Patience, flexible and knowledgeable are key attributes that can be said about Ron.  You really can't go wrong working with Saffron.

Kristina S.

My wife and I used Saffron Realty to find our new home.  Ron Knoll was awesome! After getting to know us, he was able to suggest a couple of neighborhoods that he thought we would like.  He really knows what he is doing.  I thought I knew the neighborhoods fairly well & knew exactly where we wanted to be.  Ron showed us the homes we wanted to see & also suggested other areas that we might be interested in.  As it turns out, Ron knew exactly where to show us to find our dream home.  Without his extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods of Chicago, we never would have found our home.  We have been in the house for a little over 2 months and the neighborhood is even better than I realized.

Matthew C.

My husband and I were very pleased with Ron Knoll when we sold our condo.We felt comfortable with Ron and appreciated his attentiveness to our concerns.He presented our condo wonderfully to potential buyers.Essentially, he took the time to listen and then took action.

Thanks for the sale, Ron!

Tracy S.

Ron and team did a great job. Our place sold in 3 weeks and both  the buyer and I were delighted. Smiles all around at our efficient one hour closing.  The best part about working with Ron is he is very down to earth which is refreshing.

Denise L.

I could not have asked for a better realtor than Ron.  We found Saffron because of a listing mix up over two years ago (we tried to see a condo that had been sold for over a year.  Who knew?).  Ron worked with us for a few months at that time, but at the last minute we decided to rent for a rew years rather than rushing into a condo purchase.  He was gracious and understanding, and he kept in touch with us throughout the two years we rented.  When it was time to start looking again he was ready to jump right back in.  It was as though no time had passed!  

We were not the easiest to show around because we kept changing our minds about what neighborhood we wanted to live in.  He was such a great resource when it came to what each neighborhood offered, and when we finally narrowed our search to the South Loop he knew a lot about the neighborhood which helped us make our decision.

We love our new home, and we really appreciate how easy Ron made the entire process.  He is friendly, very responsive, and really cares about the people he deals with.  I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.

Jackie K.

Ron Knoll and his company, Saffron Realty, are GEMS in a sea of confusion, namely a volatile real estate market and curt real estate agents. My husband and I began our search like many do - on our own, just browsing open houses and trying to figure out how to go from apartment to "home". Ron found us, then the three of us found our DREAM HOME. But this dream would have never been a reality had it not been for Ron's honesty with us and shrewd business savvy when it came to our interests. We owe him a large part of our happiness, and have thought of him often over the past year - when we drank our wonderful champagne house warming gift and opened several  warm greeting cards, in signature red and orange of course. I'm not sure if I should hit "Post" on this Yelp, because truthfully I'd like to keep Saffron Realty to ourselves ;)

Jenna K.

Ron Knoll helped me to find a great condo at a price point that I wanted to hit.  He worked hard for me and his patience was probably worn thin since this search took 5-6 months but he stuck with me as my view of what a great condo in Chicago is evolved over time.  He never failed to smile and found me a few more units to consider.  In fact, he continued to send me possibilities to consider even as we closed on a unit.  Ron was probably covering his and my bases if something didn't work out.  The irony is that I ended up buying in the building that Ron had suggested about 3 months into the search.  I could have saved 3 months if I had listened.  My only disappointment was that Ron just would not write a bad winter contingency into my offers.

Ken C.

I'm one of the many people on Yelp who strongly recommend Ron Knoll - as you can see he has quite a following & for good reason!

 

Ron is more than an awesome real estate professional, he's a great guy.

Here's my experience:

I moved to the Chicago area last spring. I didn't know anyone who could give me a trusted recommendation for a good realtor - which made me a bit uncomfortable. I researched online & found Saffron Realty had the most listings in the areas where I was interested so i sent an email to Ron. I told him what I was looking for (very specifically) and asked him to send me a list of options. I did not include my name or phone number so the only way he could contact me was via email. Other realtors may have walked away & not considered my request seriously, Ron did. He sent me so many listings and all of them were aligned with my interests. We had several email exchanges before I would give him more contact information.

 

We toured around 20 condos. He was upbeat & positive about the entire process. He gave me the space I needed to make my decision in a timeframe that was good for me, no pressure. He gave me his opinion, which always felt truthful. In fact, he was more critical than I was of some of the places we toured.  He also went above & beyond in participating in my closing process - and honestly there is a story there that you won't believe (too long for Yelp) - just trust me. Ron's great, although I didn't interact much with his team, I'm confident that if he's aligned with them - they're great too.

Good luck & happy house hunting or selling in Chicago!

Liz K.

I honestly think of Ron Knoll as more of a friend than a Realtor.  I didn't know him before looking for a house.  I found Saffron on Yelp one day and because of the great reviews I thought if I ever buy a house I am going to call them.  I am so glad I did!

 

When I first contacted Saffron my husband and I were not in a rush to buy a house so we took our time during the entire process!  After telling Ron everything we were looking for and all about our family he started to send me listings and helped me understand and feel comfortable with the entire process.

 

The first time we went out, he took us to this house that I didn't even remember seeing on the listings.  The MLS listing did not grab my attention at all so I think I marked it a maybe based on the location, but I am so glad it caught his attention.  I know that many people love going through the listings, but with a busy job and 2 kids I didn't have many opportunities to really look at them in detail.  When we got to this house we saw the yard - it was a double lot in Chicago at a great price and we were so excited.  It was exactly where we wanted to be - both in location and price.  Since it did fit pretty much all of our criteria and more we thought this must be the one.  Still we wanted to be sure since it is such a major purchase so over the next few months we went out a few more times.  We ended up going back to that same house 2 more times and Ron was never pushy and wanted us to feel comfortable before moving forward.

When we were finally ready to make an offer we offered less then the asking price (even though the asking price was less then all of the other houses we looked at) and Ron negotiated so well that we honestly ended up paying less then we expected!

 

To sum it up, Ron helped us find a great house, with a big yard, exactly where we wanted to be at a price that was less then we expected to pay!!!  We couldn't be happier!

 

In all honesty, if you are looking for Realtor that is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and just an all around good guy - Ron is your man.  He is very likable so it is great to have someone like that on your side when negotiating on one of the biggest purchases you will ever make.

Mara R.

Ron was our realtor and we were very happy with him. We were selling our condo and were in a hurry. He put together excellent marketing materials and we had an offer in only a few weeks!

He then helped me look at several condos and even though I was not impressed with what I could get in my price range, he remained optimistic and kept looking. When I decided to wait and not buy anything, after all his efforts, he was so understanding and pleasant and did not pressure me at all.

He was truly professional and great to work with and I will always recommend Saffron to anyone looking for that personal attention.

Lori E.