What People Are Saying

Whether you are looking for an apartment, loft, condo, or house in the Windy City, we have the resources and client service experience to make this significant purchase both simple and satisfying—as our many contented clients will tell you!

I have bought and sold properties several times, a couple of which involved moving considerable distances. My experience with Ted was by far and away the best. We moved to Chicago from New York. Both the very different real estate environment here and our unfamiliarity with Chicago neighborhoods posed significant challenges. In the search he listened to us and showed us properties both that we had located and those that he felt best met our needs and requirements. He and his office were magnificent in supporting us through the purchasing process and even afterward when the closing was finished. I cannot praise him and his people highly enough and recommend him to anyone who wants an agent who is competent, informed and attentive to one's needs and situation. It was so great to have him on my side.
Richard H.
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Ted was terrific and really willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. I interviewed Ted (and three others) before selecting him as my agent, so I had a pretty good idea of who he was and how he would approach the sale of my condo. From the start, he was candid about the things he would want to change about my place before it went on the market, including which changes he thought would be cost effective, but always let me make the ultimate call on any repairs or improvements. He was patient with me as I agonized over decisions (that were likely not all that significant) and never displayed any frustration with me, even though I failed to have my place completely ready for the photographer and even on the first day of showings. Instead, Ted just jumped right in to help me get the place ready and to make things work. He truly went beyond the job description to get my place sold. We ended up with multiple offers and the process of choosing an offer to accept and completing the negotiations for the contract went very smoothly. I received more than my asking price, and I am very happy with the outcome.
Scott S.
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Ted made my home sale a very painless and seamless experience. Being out of state, it went the extra mile to ensure things were taken care of and I am/was very grateful for his expertise, timeliness, and willingness to help! I would highly recommend him!
Jenna L.
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Ted is very professional! I would definitely work with him again in the future if needed.
Cheng L.
Ted is the perfect agent. His knowledge and professionalism guided us through the entire selling and buying process.Ted was there for us every step of the way. Ted knows the business. His advice was spot on and his negotiating skills are outstanding. He took the time to understand our needs as well as to educate us during this difficult market. Ted sold our home quickly for top dollar and found us a wonderful new home. In addition, Ted's easy going style and charm make the process enjoyable. I have recommended his to all my friends.
Eileen V.
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wonderful experience with all aspects of my condo purchase. Very helpful and thorough with every detail from beginning to end. Thanks Ted!
Pat B.
Ted far surpassed the other real estate professionals I had interviewed. He listened, he understood, and he immediately sent me appropriate listings by email during an initial "get acquainted " telephone call; others had used such time to lecture me. Ted cares about you and your life. He works very quickly, professionally and he will tell you frankly about how a property fits your needs, as well as its market value. You feel that he cares about you and your life and happiness. And, Ted is fun. I highly recommend him.
Jackie S.
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Ted was very on top of his game. Came to our first meeting with relevant comps and a strategy. He was always prepared and responded very quickly. Highly recommend! Great experience.
Kristin L.
Ted was with us every step of the way... always available, always helpful, always honest. He's a wonderful human being and and very talented at what he does.
LaManda M.
Ted is a great and very knowledgeable professional agent and I very much appreciated his dedication to help me to find the best possible property that fits my needs. He knows the Chicago neighborhoods very well and helped me to narrow down the properties based on multiple factors. During the whole process, he provided really good inputs and was available for calls 24/7. He also prepared me very well for the buying process to avoid any surprises. He has also a very good network of other professionals required in the process (lawyers, mortgage brokers, etc.). Overall, it was a 5 star experience and I will work with Ted again if I am planning to do any other transaction in the Chicago area.
Stefan G.
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Ted was great to work with. He never made it feel like I was wasting his time over the year and a half I worked with him. Unfortunately, the market took some turns and I lost out on my first sale, then had to take less money during the pandemic. Ted is very knowledgeable on real estate and I enjoyed talking to him about other subjects. I would recommend him to anyone.
Kirk Bell .
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I really enjoyed working with Ted as he was very experienced, honest and motivated. Ted attended to every detail and took care of even the smallest of details for us. We were out of town sellers and his attention to detail really made a difference. Even in a difficult market time, Ted was able to get many showings and gave us very quick and complete feedback of each showing. He has many connections in Chicago to assist in whatever you need from staging companies to maintenance help. He is a full service agent and a great person to work with in real estate. Thank you Ted!
Traci C.
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Ted is an absolute joy to work with: highly professional, very personable and extremely thorough. I felt taken care of throughout the entire journey purchasing my first home. Thank you, Ted!
Ayla L.
Ted and his team were super responsive and extremely detail-oriented. They gave me great service and peace of mind in what can be a bewildering process!
Patrick M.
Ted is the best realtor you can ask for. Very patient and always looking out for your best interest.
Matt K.
Ted was wonderful to work with and was able to get us an offer within one day! He made the process a breeze.
Myles de F.
Ted Mortellaro was a rock star agent for the recent sale of my home!! I super-highly recommend him. I wanted to list rather quickly...Ted made that happen seamlessly! I had done a lot of preparation for making the house show-ready and Ted gave me great, honest advice for the necessary final touches. He expertly completed all that was required for the listing to go live. From there, the showings, open houses and all other details were handled beautifully by him. Ted had said that once I chose him as an agent, I wouldn't really have to do anything..he was so right! He handled everything with a 5-star level. I was pretty amazed at his immediate attention to everything. What a relief..this is exactly how anyone would want the sale of their home to go. Whenever I had any questions, he replied so quickly. Additionally, Ted took the time to understand what I wanted to achieve in the sale of my house. With how my sale went, it was clear that my priority was his top priority. I was so grateful. My house sold in four days and closed easily. Again, Ted is a rock star agent..I would give him 50 stars if possible. Thank you again, Ted!
Jennifer Sohn .
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Ted was an absolute gem through this home selling process! I will continue to refer Ted to all my friends and family who are looking to purchase or sell in Chicago.
Elizabeth S.
Thanks for all your help, patience and professionalism in selling our home. You were a pleasure to work with and provided us with valuable experience in guiding us through the whole proccess.
Mark C.
Ted was outstanding and we really couldn't have picked someone better to work with. He really took the time to understand what we were looking for and guided us in the right direction. He also helped us navigate some tricky situations as we were approaching our close date. His expertise and personality made buying our condo a truly great experience. I've already recommended him to all of my friends that are in the market for a new home and will work with him again when the time comes.
Adrienne R.
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Ted knew the neighborhood, which was important to us. I believe that this fact and his outstanding efforts on our behalf helped to sell our unit in just a few weeks. I also appreciated the fact that we had to do very little - Ted took care of everything and kept me informed of developments and progress. Overall a great experience.
Sally D.
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Expertise, professionalism, and skill--Ted has these in abundance. He helped me sell my Lakeview condo in 2018. He knows the market extremely well and can predict buyer behavior. At our initial meeting he developed a selling strategy based on my goals for price and speed. His strategy worked, and we sold the condo more quickly and at a better price than expected. He delivered what he promised. I did not live in the condo at the time and had to organize the sale remotely. Ted streamlined this process by providing vendor references and organizing appointments. He was flexible and accessible and saved me time and effort. I would recommend Ted to anyone because of his true expertise in the market and because of his professionalism in minimizing work for his client. I couldn't be happier with my experience with him.
Katy G.
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Ted was always avaliable when I had questions. He listened to my reasoning for what the price should be and kept me informed on other transactions happening in my area.
Ellen G.
Ted is extremely easy to work with. He listens to his clients and tries his best to tailor your search as not to waste your time. He's smart, honest, a great negotiator and just fun to hang out with during the search/sale process.
David P.
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Ted is the consummate professional. We received invaluable guidance from Ted on selecting our new home in Chicago. His efforts to find us a home that fit our needs, knowledge of the housing market, and attention to the finer details of purchasing a home enabled us to find our dream home along the lake. I highly recommend Ted to anyone wishing to work with the best realtor in the business.
Tom G.
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Ted was excellent. He showed us at least 20 properties and was almost always available when we needed him. He even sacrificed some of his own plans for us!
Jeanie B.
Ted was excellent. Honestly, it is only in retrospect that I realize how valuable it was having Ted as our agent. He saved us from buying a number of problems that I am certain we would have regretted. He really educated us in the process of looking for a home and as a result we are so very happy (so far!) with the home that we purchased. Ted was very accommodating and reassuring all along the way. I would honestly recommend him to anyway looking for a home, or looking to sell their home. Thanks Ted. Michael and Stefano.
Michael R.
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Ted has been great partner for us as we have successfully purchased and sold investment properties as well as our primary residence. His expertise is evident with every interaction and would highly recommend to anyone.
Jason M.
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Ted was masterful at creating an ingenious deal that created a three-way win. Hire him!!!!
Ron S.
As a first time home buyer, working with Ted was terrific experience. If I have any friends need a realtor I will absolutely highly recommend him. He will work very hard on your best interest. Thanks again Ted!
Chunshu P.
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We could not have found a Realtor more familiar with the city and the process of purchasing a condo. His extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods and type of proprety we were interested in was invaluable. He listened carefully to our list of 'wants' and 'don't wants' and used those to assess every unit he showed us, often pointing out pros and cons we had not noticed. He wasn't just trying to get us to buy something, he wanted us to buy the right something. The most impressive thing about Ted was his cheerful willingness to respond to a seemingly endless string of questions from me with accurate information and honest opinions - before, during, and after the transaction. And on top of all that, he was good company. I would gladly recommend Ted to anyone looking for help with a real estate purchase in Chicago.
Cynthia P.
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Ted was the best! Always sending new properties and very proactive at putting offers in and updating us on the process. I would recommend him to anyone in the future.
Andrea D.
Ted, You were such a pleasure to work with!! Thank you for being a partner through the entire process. I never felt pressured to make decisions and you always let me know what the next steps were and what I needed to do. Thanks again for answer my millions of questions! Thanks, Lindsay
Lindsay K.
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Ted is awesome! Love him. In fact, he is ROCKSTAR AWESOME! Would totally work with him again.
Laurie K.
Great experience, dedicated a lot of his weekends to show us a wide range of houses so we could narrow down what we actually wanted in our home. Also provided us with good advice as first time home buyers.
Jacob O.
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We love Ted. He has a very good grip on real estate, and the Chicago market in particular. He is patient and always cheerful and respectful. After a long search he found us the perfect place that met all of our important requirements. I have recommended him to friends, and will continue to do so. Patrice Fletcher and Daniel Levine
Patrice F.
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Ted has assisted us with four selling and buying (plus one rental) transactions in the last several years. Each experience has been professional and enjoyable. We consider Ted a good friend as well as our real estate agent and would not work with anyone else in Chicago.
Constance W.
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Ted is very knowledgeable and shared his expertise with me which was very helpful. Ted was available and generous with his time. Ted was willing to listen and encouraged me when I felt frustrated. Ted was very enjoyable to work with and also honest in his dealings. I highly recommend him!!!
Daniel C.
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Ted is a wonderful real estate agent as well as a wonderful human being! He is knowledgeable, patient and trustworthy. I have worked with him twice now and would highly recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling a property.
Maya K.
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Ted is knowledgeable, responsive and accessible. As a first time home-buyer I had a lot of questions. Ted walked me through every step in the process. I would definitely use him again.
Cristal T.
After having been through the real-estate buying process in 2005 with an agent that clearly did not have our best interests at heart, it was refreshing to work with Ted, who above all, was ethical and gave us helpful advice, including many times lowering our offer prices. We trust Ted and that is the most important quality for us in having an agent. Thanks Ted!
Adam G.
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Ted was amazing through every step of the home buying process. He answered all our questions/concerns in a timely manner. My wife & I honestly can say this was a great experience working with Dream Town. We have already recommended him to many of our friends! We feel as though we gained a friendship though this buying experience. We couldn't be more happy! Thanks Ted!
Thomas W.
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Ted has been my "go to guy" for my last 3 real estate transactions. His knowledge of the market and making sure my goals were met were outstanding. I highly recommend him.
Woodrow G.
Easy to deal with, knows the market. Provides expert advice and insight with regards to market and amenities, etc
Ari M.



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