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In February 2012, my husband and I decided to relocate to Chicago from California. We weren't sure where we wanted to live in the city or even what our choices might be. We found and were amazed by how simple and user-friendly it was to operate! We were offered a wide array of buildings, neighborhoods, condos and price ranges. Within a few minutes of signing on, we were contacted by Susie Schechtman. She helped us narrow our focus, set up appointments for our upcoming visit and found our beautiful new home at Aqua! I highly recommend SeeChicagoRealEstate.comand Susie Schechtman to anyone who is looking for a complete, but simple and effective way to help them find a home in downtown Chicago.

Randi & Louis M.

In February, 2012, my husband and I decided to relocate to Chicago from California.  We weren't sure where we wanted to live in the city or what our choices might be.  We found and were amazed by how simple and user-friendly it was!  We were offered a wide array of buildings, neighborhoods, condos and price ranges.  Within a few minutes of signing on, we were contacted by Susie Schechtman.  She helped us narrow our focus, set up appointments for our upcoming visit and found our beautiful new home at Aqua!  I highly recommend and Susie Schechtman to anyone who is looking for a complete but simple and effective way to help them find a home in Chicago.

Randi and Louis M

Susie was a great asset to us since we were buying from out of town so she knew what we liked from our first visit and narrowed our list downtown condos to what we like to help with our limited time . She also helped with meetings to help with closing, inspection, and going to condo to get information for us. Very appreciated her time spent on these items we didn't have to travel. Thanks

Susan F.

Susie Schechtman helped me find the perfect place to live in River North. She took great care to understand my priorities and lifestyle preferences. Once she fully grasped what I was looking for, she presented me with great options that hit the mark and made the process easy and fast. I would absolutely refer her to anyone seeking a rental apartment in Chicago.

Bruce S

Ted Guarnero is the most dedicated, hard-working Realtor we have ever had the pleasure of working with.

Clarie M-Clinton Street Lofts
Richard--600 S. Dearborn
I worked with The Guarnero Group to find an apartment in Chicago and was extremely impressed with how hard Ted and his staff worked to find something that fit all my needs and wants. I highly recommend The Guarnero Group if you're looking for a luxury rental, condo, or home in downtown Chicago.

Joe H

We would like to thank you so much for the outstanding job as our real estate agent. We really appreciated your professional approach to the sale of our home. You made the whole experience very easy and comfortable for us. Thank you for keeping us so well informed. We know we sold our home quickly and for the top dollar because of Ted and Tim’s extra care and concern.  


Jennifer & Tony--Near Loop
Rick & Penny --Haberdasher Lofts

Over the past 2 years, Kim Evans has worked tirelessly to find us a condo in Chicago that met a range of criteria that were extremely difficult to find (e.g., cost, layout, square footage, located in the downtown area).Thanks to her, we now have a condo that we love and that meets all of our specifications. Throughout our many trips from Cincinnati to Chicago, she has always gone out of her way to schedule visits that were within our available time frame. She has never attempted to steer us towards anything we were unsure of, and has always followed up immediately on questions we have had. Over the past several decades, we have made several moves and purchased several homes, but we have never had the good fortune of meeting an agent so sincere, so dedicated, so patient, and so willing to step out of our decision-making process and let us reach our own conclusions. This was incredibly refreshing! In sum, we feel extremely fortunate to have met her, and we give Kim Evans the highest rating possible.

Hirsh C

Working with Susie Schechtman has been such an amazing experience! She not only helped me find a home three years ago but helped me sell my condo duplex two weeks ago! She was very patient and understanding. My selling process was not an easy one by any means, and had been on the market since October but I wouldn't have been able to sell my unit without her. She pushed and stayed in communication with the buyers attorney and agent and went above and beyond. Could not recommend her services more! If you're looking for someone to find you what you want and to support you through the process, Susie is the best

Casey H

We have worked with Susie on purchasing our downtown condo. Susie was amazing to work with. She is very knowledgable on the city market, left no questions unanswered and always responded promptly. We would definitely work with her again and would highly recommend Susie if you are seeking a true professional. 

340 E Randolph Client
I've worked with Ted for 2 years and only have the best things to say about him. Courteous, professional, consistently goes above and beyond.

Michael A

Every new client from Ted's website that I have helped rent or buy in chicago has commented on how impressed they have been with Ted's expertise and the website. They love the follow-up letters from the agents and how user friendly, thorough, and efficient it is to navigate around all the applications made available.

One of my clients found the home she just moved into on her own and emailed me the address. In fact, she felt that the daily searches that we setup to automatically sned her is the reason she is now in her dream home. 

Stacie D.

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Susie Schechtman to purchase our home this past summer. We found Susie on the SeeChicagoRealEstate website. She did an amazing job of sending me properties virtually in order to narrow down our search. (We lived in MA) We met with her a couple of times to view timber lofts in both the South Loop and Bucktown neighborhoods. We fell in love with the Bucktown neighborhood and purchased an amazing timber loft on the top floor (4th) with gorgeous views and wonderful amenities. The 606 is right around the corner! Many fabulous restaurants as well. Susie made sure all of our needs were met regarding what was truly important to us in a home. Absolutely recommend her to anyone who wants a hard working, knowledgeable and super personable real estate agent!


I could never have rehabbed my condo without you-not only did you find me a great buy, but you saved me thousands on the contractors, and then sold it for more than expected.

Ted B--Gold Coast Galleria
Randolph Place

I work with Ted on the vendor side of things (software) and he has been a class act from day one. Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I am sure my experience with Ted is similar to those who work with him on real estate transactions. Highly recommend working with Ted.


Susie Schectman kept in contact with me for a year when I transitioned back to Chicago from Los Angeles. She was thoughtful and a good listener of my needs. She helped me find my new condo at The Legacy at Millennium Park and I could not be happier! We have since become friends and I choose my friends very carefully. Highly recommend her.

Susan B

I would like to say that I am very pleased with the service I received from my Realtor. My agent Ted Guarnero is very knowledgeable with respect to condominium and loft style homes. He was very professional and courteous. When the time comes to sell my home, I’ll go to Ted with confidence.

Rick--Metropolitan Place

Looking to purchase a home or condo in the Chicago area or need help with someone finding renters for you condo? There is no one better than Ted Guarnero with Baird and Warner. My husband I feel blessed to have him handling our condo at 222 East Pearson. So knowledgeable, dedicated, enthusiastic and reliable. Been in the business 30 years with connection and contact to give you great services. No hesitation in recommending Ted.

-Robin and Wayne Butler

Robin and Wayne B

I had the pleasure of working with Susie Schechtman when finding a place to rent in the River North area. She made the whole process be as stress-free as possible. When I had questions or concerns, Susie made sure to represent my interests when working with the lessor. She was even proactive in regards to getting the property owner to comply with provisions we put in the lease. I'm ecstatic I had the opportunity to work with Susie and have found my real estate agent for life.

I been working with Ted for two years and all I can say is that its been a wonderful experience. I'm really looking forward to work with him again!

Jack & Janet--Haberdasher Lofts

I have enjoyed working with Ted to rent an apartment around Lakeview. He is very helpful and responsible. I would definitely choose them again for future businesses.

Ted was a terrific agent for us. His understanding of the market and building we purchased in was superb.

Steve T

I had the pleasure of relying on Susie Schechtman twice.  I moved to Florida and left Susie with the task of getting my home sold.  Not only did she get it sold, for me, but she got me top dollar and the transaction went so smoothly.  Now, I am moving, back from Florida, and I called Susie to have her do my looking for me.  She found a beautiful rental for me.  One year, of renting, and I will be calling Susie again, to go shopping for a home.  Her upbeat, positive attitude, coupled with her knowledge of the market and the inventory makes working with Susie a pleasure!


Ted Guarnero & Tim Duquette encouraged me to trust their judgement and expertise. They related a strong belief that they could have the property under contract within thirty days. As it turned out, it didn't take thirty days. Ted had a signed sales contract in olny two days.

Thank you very much for handling our real estate business in Chicago, IL. My wife and I could not have asked for a better qualified and more dedicated real estate broker to manage the sale of our condo in the city. Even in the face of adversity such as very slow market and your being laid down after the surgery, you've managed to find a buyer for us and sell our condo for a better price than other comparable units in the building. Especially, that you did it in a very stringent time frame we've set for you to accomplish the sale. What else may one ask of a real estate agent. My hat's off to you. Great job.

Gratefully, your clients for life,
George and Maria



George and Maria

Susie was amazing from start to finish. She patiently answered all our questions and responded quickly. I would totally recommend her to other clients looking for a great realtor.

Sharon M
Working with Ted was great! Typically landing an apartment in Chicago feels like a nightmare. But Ted was professional and efficient. I would highly recommend working with him.

Nicolette H.

Susie Schechtman is an expert guide to the Streeterville / Gold Coast real estate labyrinth. She knows every block, every building and doorman, and every wrinkle in the market. She brims with insider knowledge. My wife and I could not have imagined a better partner as we plotted our transition to Chicago. With Susie's wise assistance we negotiated a great price on an ideal-for-us property at what we regard as one of the best locations in the city -- and we literally would have been lost without Susie. Highest recommendation!

Tom F

Ted was absolutely great! He met with us several times over a two year period until we were ready to sell. He gave us good advice and we never felt pressured to list before we were ready. Once we were preparing to put our condo on the market, Ted went above and beyond in assisting us. He arranged for someone to come in and touch up the paint and fix other things so the condo would show at its best. He even went to Home Depot to get the paint! Ted made everything really easy. Once the condo was on the market it sold in one week! All went smoothly through the closing. We have and will recommend Ted to others. He's terrific!

Mary C

Mr. Guarnero is a pleasure to work with. He is very thorough, honest and always has the best interest of his client in mind. I highly recommend him!

Martha L
Ted has managed our property for a number of years now. I find Ted to be dedicated, creative and tenacious. He treats my money as if it were his own. And is available whenever needed. I would recommend Ted highly to anyone needing real estate assistance, be it selling or renting.

Wayne B

I have worked with Susie 3x buying and selling houses. She was great to work with! Susie was very professional yet easy-going. She knew the marketplace, took advantage of the resources available and went out of her way to ensure that I was satisfied.

Gary H

My agent, and now my friend, Susie Schectman, helped me find my dream apartment in Chicago. Susie made my search fun and interesting. I was a buyer from out of town, so Susie had to assume a lot of the responsibilities I couldn't do myself. She was always helpful, always cheerful, very knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!


Susie helped us find and purchase our first home. She was very helpful and professional. We will continue to work with her in the future.

David G

Searching and finding then closing in on a reasonably-priced apartment in downtown Chicago is like looking for a needle in a haystack but Ted helped make the process as painless as possible after i fell in love with the condo I ended up signing a lease on! He was very patient in answering all questions (via text, email and calls!) that both my boyfriend (who's also a realtor) and I had and at any time of the day. He's a very personable agent and an incredibly genuine individual and it was a pleasure to have met and conducted business with him.

Val M

Ted is the type of person who immediately makes you feel like the two of you have been friends forever. My excitement soon turned to disbelief when Ted sold my condominium not in thirty days, as he had hinted, but rather on the first day of listing. What can I say about service like that? He is articulate, intelligent, and always a pleasure to deal with. I will recommend Ted to everyone.

Christina--728 Jackson

Ted and Tim sold our home for more than we ever expected. They knew just what needed to be done to make our home more appealing to the buyers.

Susie helped us with the sale of our old Condo in Streeterville and purchase of a new one in the Gold Coast . I would definitely recommend her. She is knowledgeable , professional and hard working

Bob B in Streeterville

Having done alot of real estate transactions over the years, I must say that Ted is by far the most comprehensive Realtor I have worked with. His website capability is amazing and was extremely helpful in a recent home search....Ted's integrated model of interpersonal service and use of technology is highly recommended!!!

Karen A.
I worked with Susie of the Guarnero Real Estate Group and had an amazing experience. She helped me find my dream home in River North and made the overall process smooth and easy. I was a first time home-buyer and she went above and beyond for me, answering my millions of questions promptly and patiently. I would highly recommend her!

Amanda B.

Ted has the patience of a saint. I have had the experience working with Ted over the last 5 years. He always goes above and beyond and is great explaining the process. Ted was there every step of the way.
He never gave up looking for the right property for me. In the end, I found the home of my dreams. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a home.

Melissa R

Ted was a pleasure to work with and he found us our dream apartment. Could not ask for a better realtor!

Joey B

I first contacted Susie over 2 years ago when we decided that we would relocate from Michigan to Chicago. It took that much time to sell our house but she kept in contact with me throughout that entire time. When my husband called her to tell her we were ready to buy a condo, she knew who he was immediately proving it was really her and not a robot keeping in touch with us! We really had no idea exactly where we wanted to live but she narrowed in on what seemed to be our priorities and found us the perfect fit in Lake Point Tower within 1-week and we couldn't be happier with the choice and experience ... thank you Susie, you're the best!

Cindy S

Ted has been my realtor for over 7 years. He has helped me rent my condo and then sell my condo. Over the years I have gotten to know his incredible work ethic and caring attitude. I only work with Ted!!!!!

Mila P.

Your professionalism, expertise and knowledge of the market were a major source of comfort to us. Neither one of us thought that our unit would sell in less than thirty days at a price so close to what we wanted.

I had a wonderful experience working with Tessi to purchase my condo in Rogers Park in November/December of 2015. As a first time home buyer, she made me feel comfortable with the process and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. I appreciated her work ethic and supportive attitude as I looked for a home. Even though I was purchasing a smaller, relatively inexpensive home, Tessi made me feel important and like a priority to her. The whole office staff was also prompt and helpful during the entire process. Overall, it was a great experience!

Kali C
Sara K.

I am a 15 year veteran of Chicago real estate sales. I have used 7 paid websites to generate more sales for my clients and more opportunities for my own business development.  I am talking about big sites like Realtor, Trulia, and Zillow. Despite these efforts, I get the most capable and informed buyers and sellers from because the public likes the interface and simple search parameters. The longer they stay on the site, the clearer the picture becomes for a professional to read patterns and types of properties that appeal to a customer. It's because of this that allows me to pick the hottest properties for a client and help bring together the best fit for a homeowners needs. 

Chicago is a massive market and is complicated with a variety of opportunities and pitfalls that can be challenging for a professional to navigate; much less a person who is hoping to access a dream home with the right amenities, the best location and the right price. makes life easy for clients and makes me look better than I might without tools that really work well...A very nice reeal estate site!

Joe S.

I have known Ted professionally for many years and he continued his excellent service and stellar reputation with our last deal together. He made it easy for everyone involved.

It has been a pleasure working with Ted to rent out our property. Ted is incredibly knowledgeable about the Chicago market and we appreciated his insightful advice and opinions. He genuinely acts in the best interest of his clients, which was evident in his thoroughness and responsiveness throughout the entire process. Overall, it was a great experience and we look forward to working with him again in the future.

Kevin S. Streeterville
Mike & Mary C.--Fulton Street
Efficient, quick to respond and helped guide us through the rental process with ease.

Katie M

Ted was great to work with. Could not ask for a better realtor!

Alex C

We worked with Susie for about 6-7 months and then purchased a condo in April 2017. Susie was great to work with, always available, responds quickly by phone and email. She was very patient and very much wanted to make sure we were happy.

John L

Susie is an All Star. She is very knowledgeable about Chicago but is not afraid to say when she either does not know something or when she is not familiar with a certain area. She is full of energy, pays attention to details, and effectively uses her knowledge to calm any sticky situations. We were from out of the area and unfamiliar with Chicagoland Real Estate practices. She had endless patience. We went from interacting over the internet to looking at properties through purchase. Susie had a grasp of hundreds of condos and with the aid of a website helped us to narrow our perspective. We spent 2 days looking at properties to allow Susie to absorb fine points in which we were interested. She quickly picked up on our tastes and this really allowed us to efficiently make a decision.

Charles M
I had a great experience working with Tessi to find a new apartment to rent near the lake. She was attentive and friendly, as well as super patient with me as I figured out the specifics of what I was really looking for. I settled on a great studio in South Lakeview that met all of my requirements, and she was with me every step of the way. Thanks much!

Fran H.

We owned a condo in downtown Chicago that our son lived in. After he moved out we decided to sell the condo but we were not able to physically be in Chicago to handle the process. We were referred to Ted Guarnero and the entire process was handled over the phone or by e-mail and was easy. We felt Ted obtained a fair settlement for us. Someday I hope to meet him in person.

William S

Working with Ted and his team was a great experience. As a first time homebuyer, I was extremely skeptical and worried about the whole process, especially trusting a real estate agent. My initial meetings with Ted immediately put those worries to bed. He is truly focused on your (the buyer) interests and helping you find the right home for your situation. He helped educate us on the market and different property types in order for us to narrow down our search and figure out what we wanted. He never once pressured us and listened intently to our thoughts and opinions. My wife and I ended up purchasing a home that we truly love. I would recommend Ted to any family member or friend looking to buy/sale a place in Chicago.

Simon S
Ted was a fantastic help during our home hunt. He understood our preferences in a home and showed us several units that were in our price range and great places to potentially live. He clearly explained his valuation of a given property and provided sage advice when negotiating our initial offers and counter offers. He also went the extra mile to be present for the closing. He knows the Streeterville and Gold Coast market VERY well. I'd recommend Ted in a heartbeat and will use him again when we need to buy and/or sell.

Tom P. Streeterville

Nobody knows the City like Ted. He is very professional yet down to earth. He listen to your needs and fills the order. He doesn't try to show or sell you something you don't desire but he will have excellent suggestions. I have a family member who is also a realtor but when it comes to a property search in Chicago ...I use Ted as he is on top of this market.

Bill R

Ted Guarnero has made the experience of buying my first home an absolute breeze. Ted held my hand every step of the way! By the closing date, he was like an old friend. I would highly recommend working with Ted Guarnero to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.

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