I live in Elmhurst, my office is in Elmhurst. Nothing's really word if mouth, unless there's an estate that's about to be listed and the agent has a pocket listing just before they upload into the MLS.
Ask your agent if there comfortable showing in Elmhurst and if they want to truck all the way out here. Ask them if there familiar with a the different areas of Elmhurst, such as: crescent park, cherry farm, tuxedo park, Bryn haven, Elmhurst highlands, Stratford hills, college view, etc.
I'm always willing to work with your agent of you want him/her to call me.
533 Spring Rd
Elmhurst il 60126