I have closed numerous deals with Applebrook and, from a buyer's agent's perspective, it is helpful that they are consistent. My buyers never have complete information before making an offer, however that is the same with any REO condo purchase. Your Realtor can step in and hopefully fill in as many gaps as possible, and help you make good assumptions so you feel comfortable making an offer.
During the offer negotiation, and attorney review period they are usually much more responsive by email.
Chicago Real Estate Artists LLC
Managing Broker & Realtor
Tel: 312-970-9476 | Fax: 312-945-7476
Most REO brokers are quite busy handling all of the details and properties they are given by the banks. They probably will not return a call from a consumer or an agent. The best watt to contact them is by email, for agents.
I am glad they are not trying show property to consumers as well, I want them staying at their desk processing my contracts. They have inventory and make them very easy to show through your buyers agent.
Do some research, find a buyers agent that has dealt with REO companies, if you do it their way, they are a pleasure to work with!
Don't take offense to it. Give your agent a call on the property you want to see and they'll get you in.
If you don't have one, any Realtor can show you Applebrook's listings, just make sure it's an agent you want to work with.
Keller Williams Chicago Consulting Group
Americorp Real Estate
Brokers Associate, e-PRO
I guess the question should be why are you trying to contact Applebrook? Are you interested in one of their listings? If so, you should have your own buyers agent. The listing agent has a responsibility to the seller and will not, normally, have your best interest as a priority.
By using a buyers agent, your agent will deal with the hassle of tracking down the listing agent, negotiating on your behalf, write up the contract, give you a fair market value analysis so that you don't over pay, arrange appointments, etc... All this wealth of knowledge, expertise & service at no charge to you.
Feel free to contact me directly if I can be of further help.
Can't speak for Applebrook, but they traditionally have a large amount of REO inventory. Typically, this means that they do a lot of volume with very few clients. Hence, no need for a phone system. Applebrook is an MLS firm and any Realtor can assist you with an inquiry on their properties.
I've worked with Large and small firms. Most small firms usually have a niche market. A large amount of Real Estate transactions are done by small shops. If they don't get back to you, your just not their niche. Find an agent who can help you.
In case you need to dig further, the email for the Designated Agent for that office is: email@example.com
Best of Luck.
Keller Williams CCG
I actually have had a deal with them and they were just fine to work with given these constraints. It just takes a bit of getting use to.
I don't know either, but if you are looking for a Realtor and a real estate company that answers the phone you should contact me at Saffron Realty Group. We work and live in the 60647 zip code so we know the area well - if you are interested in Logan Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, West Town, Humboldt Park and Ukrainian Village then contact me at (312) 485-6008 or by e-mail @ FrankJosephSchneider@gmail.com. I will gladly help you with your search.
Frank J. Schneider
I have no clue about Applebrook Realty.
I AM wondering however, why, based on the impressions you have so far, you even care.
I mean, you can't possibly be considering using them based on what you've said.
Do they have a listing you are interested in? Then let your agent deal with it.
Otherwise, why not just move on?