The Anderson Group
The Anderson Group was the perfect choice of Realtors for us!
We were empty nesters and made the big decision to down-size. We knew the names of many realtors, having seen signs around Glen Ellyn for years, but had no idea who was “good” and would be the right fit for us. We asked several neighbor friends who had recently moved who they had used, and learned about Sarah and J.P. After meeting with them the first time, we knew they were the right fit! Sarah and J.P. impressed us from the start with their professionalism and approach to selling homes as a business - not a hobby. They were interested in learning about us and our expectations. We had a lot of concerns about what we might need to do in order to best present our house for sale as well as how to find a new place to live once our house sold.
Sarah and J.P led us through everything – from preparing our home for sale to closing on our new home. We appreciated their candid advice with respect to the selling points of our home and managing our expectations. They did not try to persuade us when faced with options or decisions that needed to be made, but provided us their insight to allow us to make informed choices. Sarah and JP promptly answered any questions we had and helped us find resources when we needed them. Their follow through was first-class and they never let us down, notwithstanding an illness and death in their family. We always felt like we were their top priority regardless of the price range of our home sale and purchase.
Along the way, we enjoyed Sarah and JP’s energy, approachability, enthusiasm and humor as we navigated our way through selling our family home of 24 years. With their guidance, we sold our home about 9 days after it was listed! We highly recommend the Anderson Team if you are considering selling or purchasing a home!"
-- Kathie & Steve
JP and Sarah are a perfect fit for buyers looking for guidance. They told us exactly how to stage our home and what to update before listing, referred us to a trusted lawyer and loan officer who executed flawlessly, showed us dozens of homes (our favorites always ended up being the "surprises" they threw in with our selections), served as a constant source of reassurance and advice, and negotiated all contracts to our benefit.
After just 72 hours on the market, we had multiple offers on our house and ended up selling for $7,000 above appraisal value. We purchased a gorgeous home in a neighborhood JP introduced us to for $15,000 below appraisal value. That's essentially an extra $22,000 in our pocket due in large part to JP and Sarah's dedicated work - and that speaks for itself."
-- Kirby & Chris
We decided to take the suburban plunge from the city and were nervous, excited and questioning how this was all going to play out. As soon as we met J.P. and Sarah, we knew that we were going to be taken care of in this next huge phase of our lives. Not only did we have to sell our condo in the city, we were on the hunt for our dream home in Glen Ellyn. J.P. helped us find a realtor in the city while he worked his magic to find us a house to call home. Not only did the selling and buying of our properties happen in record speed, J.P. and Sarah made us feel comfortable and walked us through every aspect of what is typically a very nerve-wracking time. J.P. was at our inspection and closing while both were ready to answer any questions on their phones as we navigated the process. Everyday of being in our new home, we are thankful for how we got there. J.P. and Sarah made it happen and we are grateful for their support, expertise and energy!"
-- Jen & Rich
Our house hunting journey started as we finally realized that we were in need of more space to fully merge our lives together. We started to look both in the city and the suburbs via Redfin. When we finally narrowed down our target zones of Glen Ellyn and Wheaton we started to dip our toes in the water by taking a Saturday here and there and going to open houses. This is where we had quite a few interactions with real estate agents, to a point where we put in an offer on a house we thought we really liked with one of them. Fortunately, for other reasons the house we put an offer in on did not go through. The most important reason is that it lead us to the house that we really cannot imagine being without... and it also lead us to J.P. and Sarah Anderson. We noticed that J.P. and Sarah took the time to listen to what we were looking for and from that tailored our days together. We saw that they had a network of professionals that they were able to put us in touch with to move the process along smoother. Through the process we had to sell our condo in the city and find out where we were going to live. J.P. not only found us our dream house but helped us find a realtor in the city to sell the condo (in two days). He constantly asked us questions and began to narrow down the areas in which we were looking at to accommodate the things that meant the most to us which we didn't realize when we put in an offer on the first house. Not only did the selling and buying of our properties happen quickly and efficiently, J.P. and Sarah made us feel comfortable and walked us through every aspect of what is typically a very nerve-wracking time. After finding us the perfect house that filled both our wants J.P. strategically walked us through what the appropriate offer was to submit, he was at our inspection and closing ready to answer any questions on his phone as we navigated the process. Everyday of being in our new home, we are thankful for how we got there. J.P. and Sarah made it happen and we are grateful for their support, expertise and energy! "
-- Rich & Jen
We had a great experience working with the Anderson Group to sell and buy our home. With busy lives where time is a premium, it was great to work with a team that was hyper responsive and experienced to navigate us through the process. Their unique and comprehensive knowledge of the area and market was an invaluable resource for us. They made us feel like we were more than just “clients”. For anyone looking to make a move, we highly recommend the Anderson Group!"
-- Andrew & Juli
Being a young couple and looking for our first home, my fiancé (soon to be wife, October this year!) and I had several questions. Prior to selecting JP and Sarah as our team to find our dream house, we searched endlessly trying to find approachable houses on the crazy market. A close friend of ours recommended JP and Sarah to us based on her experiences and this was the best decision we could have made. We started back in November of 2016 with a kick-off meeting that was everything any new house hunter could ask for. JP and Sarah both answered all our questions with the comfort that their experiences will guide us to what we are looking for. After the initial face-to-face, which left us excited and pumped to get searching, we waited until February to begin our search. As soon as the green light was given, JP and Sarah were on the run! We’d receive multiple emails a day with several houses to review that met the major criteria we spoke to them about in November. When it came time to schedule a walkthrough, JP and Sarah were very flexible and able to work with us around our crazy work schedules and wedding planning. We fell in love countless times with several houses, and in the difficult times when our pursuit was outmatched or unable to be met, JP and Sarah were there with great support and never faltering confidence that the right house was out there. After 6 bids, 2 contracts and many walkthroughs later, we had found the perfect house that met everything we asked for! Words could not describe how appreciative my fiancé and I are for JP and Sarah’s dedication to get us home, their years of experience and knowledge along with phenomenal personalities. I have told our story to all of our family and friends about the persistent couple that helped us find our dream home, and recommend JP and Sarah to anyone interested in looking for their first home or third home, young and old couples alike. Thank you JP and Sarah from the bottom of our hearts and we look forward to seeing you at the wedding!"
-- Matt & Chiara
JP and Sarah were wonderful from start to finish, and we don't believe we would be where we are today without them. We found the home that we wanted to purchase even before we had our previous home on the market. JP and Sarah negotiated a contract on the purchase of our new home against all odds, and then turned around and sold our previous home in only 2 weeks, which was no small feat considering the high end price range. In addition to their excellent negotiation skills, they were always available for us, day or night, and did everything they could to ease our stress during the process. They were truly a full partner and were able to provide recommendations for service providers when needed. Their marketing was excellent as well, going above and beyond the norm by implementing extra material such as a gorgeous twilight shot of our previous home and a Virtual 3-D Tour, and by hitting the phones to get the word out to their extensive network of contacts. People are still amazed at what we pulled off in the timeframe that we did! Thank you JP and Sarah!"
-- Diane & Jim
We cannot begin to thank Sarah and JP enough for helping us find our dream home! Being first time home buyers, we were really uncertain as to the home-buying process. We had an idea as to what we were looking for and the area, but really we did not know much past that. Immediately upon meeting Sarah and JP, we knew we were in good hands! During our first meeting, we spent well over an hour just getting to know each other. And as they began to ask us questions, to get a better understanding of what we were looking for, we could tell they were really listening to us. From the beginning, Sarah and JP only brought us homes that were truly options that might work for us. They never wasted our time - and with both of us in careers that take up a lot of our time, we really appreciated that! From our first meeting, Sarah and JP also learned that we did not have a mortgage broker, home inspector or home attorney - and immediately we were given incredible referrals! Each person we worked with, referred by Sarah and JP, were professional, understanding, patient with us being first time home buyers, attentive and quick to respond! Having that guidance was invaluable to us! As we began to visit homes we were interested in, it was incredible to see how knowledgeable they both were when it came to the home buying market. They were quick to discuss the pros (and sometimes cons) of each home and they never said what we wanted to hear - they said that we needed to hear. They were understanding of all our questions - and they never made us feel like any of our questions were dumb. When the perfect home for us was listed on the market Sarah and JP got us in for a showing the very next day. By that evening we had an offer submitted and negotiations started. They were partners with us through the entire negotiation process and always had our best interests in mind. Because of their hard work and follow through we are able to write this referral from our brand new home and couldn't be happier! Thank you Sarah and JP!"
-- Sarah & Jake
We sold our house –YEAH! ! ! Selling the house you have lived in for the last 25 years is a psychological journey and there are so many items for consideration. This is where JP and Sarah Anderson successfully guided and directed our journey. They injected the necessary energy, knowledge and experience to present the house for sale and did the work to get the job done. Open houses were held almost weekly and as JP said the ‘more potential buyers we get through the door, the more likely we will make a sale.’ And then there is the emotional vs. practical consideration on the price and they held our best interest in check during the process while getting the sale done. I would highly recommend their talent to anyone in need of real estate services."
-- Carol & Larry
Derrick and I could not be happier with our experience with the Anderson Group, more specifically, JP and Sarah. Being a first-time homebuyer, we initially found the process daunting and overwhelming. Not knowing where to begin, Derrick received JP and Sarah’s information from colleagues who also purchased homes with their help. From our first meeting, we were immediately put at-ease. JP and Sarah walked us through the process, let us know what to expect, referred us to excellent mortgage representatives, and re-assured us that our anxieties are not uncommon and they would be with us every step of the way. Searching for a house with first-time buyers, I’m sure is exhausting as we were really unsure of exactly what we wanted, but Sarah and JP’s patience paid off when they helped us find the perfect little starter home. The negation process was not easy and involved a lot of back-and-forth with the home’s sellers. Getting to the closing seemed impossible more than once. Regardless of the challenges and frustrations, JP and Sarah stuck by us every step of the way. Now, just a few weeks into homeownership, we are enjoying the renovation process and we cannot wait to truly enjoy our new home. We cannot thank Sarah and JP enough for making this process seamless and incredibly enjoyable. We will not hesitate to reach out to Sarah and JP in the future and we will certainly be referring them to friends and family in the Chicago area!"
-- Ellen & Derrick
We would highly recommend JP and Sarah for anyone looking to sell a home. They are very knowledgeable on what sells a home. We took all their advice and were very happy with the results. They are well connected and have a team of contacts to help with any work that needs to be completed. We were able to sell our house quicker and at a higher price than we had anticipated before contacting them. JP and Sarah took all the stress out of the process and instead actually made it fun. They are a joy to work with."
-- Cindy & Pete
JP and Sarah Anderson did a great job representing us for both selling our home and buying a new one. Great communication, hard work and very knowledgeable on the local market. Would highly recommend both of them!"
-- Jason & Katie
My husband’s job moves us about every two years. This time we were coming from Texas. I was lucky enough to meet Sarah at an open house. She was so pleasant and knowledgeable that I immediately called our relocation people and had them reach out to her. She contacted me and the house hunting began. Sarah was so attentive and observant of our needs and wants; any requests we had, she came through for us. Once we started narrowing down a few houses, JP became involved. His experience, honesty and expertise was a bonus. Through out the entire process, both of them, went out of their way to provide guidance and feedback to help us make the most informed decision. I particularly liked the fact that they stayed involved all the way through closing. I called and texted Sarah almost daily with one question or another. And if I didn’t contact her, she was checking in with me to make sure all was on track. Out of our many moves, this by far was the best experience we’ve had.
Thanks, again, Sarah and JP. You guys are the best.”
-- Jill and Michael
J.P. and Sarah Anderson handled both the sale of our Aurora family house and the purchase of our downtown Wheaton home. Our experience with them was nothing but pleasant. Their extraordinary expertise, experience and professionalism is unmatched in the Chicagoland area. They are easy to deal with, calm under pressure, dependable, and all around great to work with. If you are buying or selling a home in the western suburbs you could never ask for more than what you will get from Sarah and J.P. We are clients of the Anderson's, but I also consider them our newest friends."
-- Salina & Joshua
We would highly recommend Marcie for any of your real estate needs. We recently purchased our first home and our experience was awesome. Marcie has all the best qualities you look for in a real estate agent. She is extremely organized and quick to respond. Any questions we had were answered in a timely manner, if not right away. She is flexible and makes herself available to work with your schedule. Which was huge when trying to work around both of our hectic work schedules. Her knowledge of the area made it extremely easy to explain what we were looking for, where and why. Marcie took the time to really understand our wants and needs. We never felt pressured to look at homes that didn't meet our requirements. When walking into a house, she sat back and let us observe the property but at the same time gave her honest and thoughtful opinion when asked. In return, we felt like we could be one hundred percent honest with our thoughts and concerns. Marcie was there with us every step of the way. Literally until the keys were in hand. Overall, our home buying experience was better than I could have ever imagined. I don't think that we would have had the same experience with anyone else.
-- Dave & Kelly
Sarah and JP really helped my husband Kevin and I out in a pinch. When our tenant moved out of our rental condo suddenly, they worked nonstop and were total professionals finding us new renters. Their suggestions and advice were spot on. We will not hesitate to recommend Sarah and JP to all of our friends."
-- Shannon & Kevin
As a first time buyer, I had my doubts. Sarah and JP answered every single question I had since day one. I had a very tight time line to find a house and close and sure enough they were up for the challenge. I'm very pleased I met Sarah and JP as they made the process of buying a house very smooth. Doesn't matter what day or time it was, they were always there. Sarah learnt exactly what I was looking for, and personally went through every listing. I could not be happier with the experience and my new home. Thank you Sarah and JP."
I don't often go out of my way to write reviews - but after working with JP, I don't think my words can do him justice. JP, is by far the best Realtor we have worked with. Glad we ran into him at one of his open houses. From the beginning, after meeting JP, we knew we wanted to work with him. Sure enough JP came through. Everything was punctual, professional and warm. We turned to JP for advice on all fronts and he delivered time and again.
JP, wishing you and Sarah the best. You have us hooked and we won't hesitate to recommend you to all our friends! "
-- Hisham & Maleeha
JP was amazing! We are first time homeowners who had gone through two different real estate agents before meeting JP at an open house. First impressions, he seemed like a “go getter” with extensive knowledge of the market and houses in our targeted areas and after a few house tours he was our broker. We set clear expectations on what we wanted and JP took the time combing through the MLS picking out each house that fit our needs instead of sending 100 listings that didn’t match our requirements. He even scheduled a tour sick as a dog just to show us a house we were really excited to see. After a few months of hunting we found the perfect home that matches all of our wants/ needs and couldn’t be happier with our experience. If you are looking for someone who is patient, has attention to detail and is a strong negotiator, you found him.”
--Joel & Ashley
We weren't sure what to expect when contacting J.P. Anderson about being our broker to assist us in the purchase of our first home. We knew we had a lot of work ahead of us and had no idea where to really begin.
This all changed upon meeting with J.P. He was friendly and professional from our very first interaction, providing more than we had hoped for in terms of information, answers, and guidance on the entire process. We knew right away we wanted him on our side until the day we had the key to our new home in hand.
He was diligent in finding for us newly available houses to visit and review as we learned more and more about what we wanted out of our new home. Here again, we had answers to all of our questions, and he was ever faithful in his charge to assist us, making sure we understood every step along the way.
From the beginning all the way to closing, and beyond, J.P. Anderson exceeded our expectations for the responsibilities and services of a broker, performing every task with integrity and patience. We would recommend him without hesitation to those we know, and, in fact, we already have."
--Jeff & Kathleen
Sarah was incalculably helpful during our house-hunting process. She contacted elusive property managers, warned us of potential dangers, and made sure our applications were considered before others whenever possible. She also did her best to keep our spirits up when we were competing for properties in popular locations! I will be sure to reach out to Sarah again when I am looking to rent or buy in the future."
- Jonathan M., Jaime H. & Bradley P.
We have been homeowners in Glen Ellyn since 1962, we know many people and many realtors in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and Lombard. When we recently decided to downsize and purchase our 5th home in the area, knowing so many realtors made our decision of which realtor to use somewhat difficult. We were looking for a person with integrity, personality, approachability, enthusiasm, energy and motivation. Not only did you fill these requirements, you never disappointed us.
Our house was sold and a new one selected within a month. When the house we wanted turned out to have unforeseen problems on closing day, you worked many hours all week-end to find us just the right place in our time frame. We were so impressed with your diligence on our behalf.
We just wanted you to know how much we appreciate your efforts on our behalf and wish you the very best as you continue with this career. We will be recommending your services to anyone we know.”
--Dianne & Jim
We truly appreciated all your work and effort in selling our Glen Ellyn home. We had total confidence in you throughout the whole process. You gave us guidance on preparing our home for sale, were always available for questions and concerns, and went over and above to make sure our home was always presented in a positive manner through advertising, open houses and scheduled showings. Even during the negotiations and inspections, alwsys the most nerve wracking part of the process, you kept the process moving along and calmed our nerves. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling their home.”
--Gary & Lisa
We wanted to thank you for the dedication, guidance and professionalism you provided us while looking for our new home. You were always available and ready to assist at a moments notice.
We had some very specific requirements that were nonnegotiable and you didn’t try to persuade us otherwise. You were respectful of our needs and motivated to fulfill them.
You went above and beyond to ensure we found the right fit for our family. Your recommendations were honest and in our best interest. We truly appreciate all your efforts and wish you only great success moving forward.”
--Paul & Tina