Client Reviews

Val is a top-notch realtor

Val is a top-notch realtor who goes out of his way to make sure his clients are well served and represented throughout the real estate process. In my experience when working with him on real estate transactions, I find him very professional in every respect. Highly recommended! Michael F., Managing Attorney July 30, 2022

Val is an expert in the real estate business!

Val is an expert in the real estate business whether you are selling or buying. Always was present at every showing or meetings with our attorney. Always had answers to any questions we might have had. Was available at any time you call him to give us the best advice. He is far better than any real estate agent I have ever known. Val is number 1 in our book.

Review submitted by Thomas & Sharon K. (Seller) on 10 May 2022

Best agent I've ever worked with!!

As a Real Estate investor I've done several deals across the country and have worked with several good agents and a couple bad ones. Val is by far the BEST in the business! His professionalism, communication skills and work ethic are second to none. He met with contractors, showed up before every listing to shovel snow, clean, even did some touch up paint work. We had cameras installed in the home and I was truly impressed seeing how often he showed up to check on the house. As an out-of-state seller, I am very pleased with how easy Val made the process of selling. He fought hard to get me top dollar for the house and it sold sooner than expected. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy/sell especially if you are out of state. Keep up the great work, Val!

Review submitted by Rooss C. (seller) on 17 Mar 2022

An Outstanding Realtor!

I started out as a "By Owner" seller because I thought it could be easily accomplished in this current market. I quickly learned that it was not an easy task. I researched realtors online and Waldemar (Val) came up with glowing recommendations. As I live in Florida, my sister met him at the house, and he came fully prepared with comps and excellent details. I liked the fact that he was always there to show the house either by himself or with the buyers" realtor. After many showings and several offers, we sold the house over asking price. Not only was he there to show the house to buyers, but he also came to the house several times to be with handymen that had to do repairs. He even shoveled the snow to make the house more presentable to buyers. If you are looking for a dedicated realtor, Val Smolinski is the person you need.

Review submitted by Deb M. (Seller) on 14 Feb 2022

The Most Professional Salesperson

I am a Corporate Salesperson for over 25 years. I tried selling By Owner and it was the most frustrating experience. All I had was ridiculous offers and buyers with bad credit. I had Val and was so professional and made the selling experience so easy and I got my price.

Review submitted by Ronald & Susan S. (Seller) on 2 Nov 2021

Val did a great job!

Val did a great job under difficult circumstances. Highly professional and an easy to work with.

Review submitted by Mark W. (Seller) on 28 Oct 2021

Val knows!

Val was extremely helpful and diligent in getting the property sold. His knowledge of the NW side of Chicago, along with his experience was a bonus for me. He also assisted with finding 2 handymen to get some small projects finished, so the property sold quicker.

Review submitted by Mike P. (Seller) on 28 Oct 2021 Verified by RateMyAgent

Kudos to Mr. Smolinski!

"Kudos to Mr. Smolinski! We didn't regret choosing Mr. Smolinski as our agent. We saved a lot of money for not paying an extra mortgage, because Mr. Smolinski did a great job in selling our unit in less than a week! Will highly recommend him to our friends who are looking to buy or sell their property."
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Anvar, sold and bought homes

Professionalism: Val Smolinski is one of the Top real estate agents I know. He works hard and sell homes faster and successfully. He professionally handled the sale of our house and the purchase of our new home. I would recommend Val highly to anyone who is purchasing or selling a home. Thank you Val!
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Highly likely to recommend|5.0

I am so happy that I chose Waldemar to sell my condo. I originally tried to sell by owner but only had realtors calling me. As soon as I listed with Waldemar I had showing instantly and a buyer within weeks. Waldemar is very professional and went above and beyond to guide me and help me through this process. If you are looking to sell your home I would highly recommend Waldemar. custich24 Sold a Condo home in Park Ridge, IL.

Highly likely to recommend|5.0

Val did a wonderful job during our time with him on the sale of our home. He is thorough, responds quickly to questions and provides options relative to getting the home sold. He listens and is aggressive with his marketing approach. We would highly recommend him for your RE needs. Sold a Single Family home in Norridge, IL.

Sabina, Sold home in Des Plaines, IL

I highly recommend Val for buying/selling your home. You want a realtor you can trust and one that is experienced, honest, hard working, guides you through the process, organized, looks out for your best interests, wants and needs, listens and communicates, quick to respond, knows and understands the market. This is all Val. He makes it easy and takes the stress out. Home buying should be fun! :) Val also comes along with a good trustworthy network of l enders, home inspectors, lawyers, etc. It takes the extra work out of finding all these contacts on your own. I love my new home and couldn't have done all this without him. Will I use him in the future and recommend him to others? Absolutely.

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 zuser20140926155922376 Sold a home in Rolling Meadows, IL 60008.

Val was professional start to finish. Never over promised and kept me informed every step of the way. Val went to a neighbors house, who had the garage door opener, the night before closing to make sure that we delivered at closing. He will be my choice for my next sale.

Rose, Sold home in Edison Park, Chicago, IL

My condo was sold for full price with multiple offers in just three days!!! Val has a strong work ethic and a positive attitude, working with him was wonderful. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to sell or buy a home!

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 kurikus Sold a home in Des Plaines, IL.

We worked with Val to sell our home of 13 years in Des Plaines and were really happy with the outcome. For our original meeting, Val came prepared, with a lot of research done before hand, to justify the proposed selling price of our home and provide us with marketing options for the best outcome. As a result, our home was priced well and went under the contract after 2 weeks being on the market. Val's professionalism, experience and honesty helped us understand multiple steps to finalize the sale after the offer was accepted. His communication with our attorney was also professional and timely, which saved time and helped tremendously. We would definitely recommend Val to our friends who are thinking of selling their home!

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 glodny Bought a Condo home in Niles, IL.

I worked with Val purchasing a condo in Niles he has a wealth of knowledge and experience this made him a great choice. That's why I did not hesitate to use him to sell my condo in Chicago. I would recommend Val.

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 gjwath Sold a Single Family home in Norridge, IL.

I was in a hurry to sell my home, having already moved out of town, and tried to sell it myself for a month with a neighbor showing the house for me. While there was interest, I received only one very low ball offer after 3 weeks. I engaged Val and the results were beyond my expectations. Within one day of listing, I received a full price offer. While that deal fell through, I received three more offers and accepted one - all within 2 weeks! Val also went above and beyond what I expected from a realtor. Since I moved out of town, I wasn't able to visit the house. Val stopped by every few days to picked up junk mail and emptied the basement dehumidifier. Twice some minor repairs were needed. For the first, he engaged a handyman to fix the problem; for the other he fixed it himself. It would have been very difficult, if not impossible, for me to take care of these things remotely. Val was always super responsive whether by phone or by texting. Val has a very pleasant personality and completely explained the entire process for selling my home. Without hesitation, I can highly recommend him.

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 cindymichna Sold a Single Family home in Edison Park, Chicago, IL.

We are so happy that Val was our realtor. He has years of experience and knows the market. After having an open house Val would provide us with feedback. He was always available and returned our calls or emails swiftly. During the sale of our house we had some heavy rainy days. Val being the professional that he is would go to the house to make sure everything was ok. Val was always going above and beyond. We had other realtors calling us to list our house with them and they would send us their information in the mail. Val actually took the time to come out to the house and leave his information in our mailbox and that is one of the reasons we went with Val. It showed us his dedication to his job and to us. I would highly recommend Val to anyone selling their home. He truly cares about his clients. He is very professional and dedicated to getting your house sold.

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 smessina3 Sold a Single Family home in Norridge, IL.

Val is very a knowledgeable and experienced realtor. He sold my parents home in 1 weekend. Responds quickly to emails and phone calls and is very helpful.

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 maca guard Found a tenant for a Multi Family home in Des Plaines, IL.

Val is the best!!!! I was very happy with everything he did for me when I bought a property, as well as with the tenant he found for me when I decided to rent. He gives excellent advice, so I would listen to him when he makes suggestions! Val goes above and beyond to meet your expectations and requirements. Just to give you an example of a person that he is: as I was getting my place ready to rent my husband and I had a difficulty taking the top off of the light feature to change a bulb. He did it for us prior to a showing, without us even asking!!!! As I already said, Val is the best!

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 aneta5855 Sold a Single Family home in Portage Park, Chicago, IL.

As we have never previously been in a similar situation, we found ourselves in quite unfamiliar waters this year as we had to sell our former home and purchase a new one. Waldemar Smolinski ensured that we were well informed throughout the whole process. He provides advice that will DEFINETLY help you sell your house faster than any other agent that I met in the past. Thanks to Val, we obtained several offers on our former home within a few days of putting it out on the market. Val is extremely responsive and patient with his clients. He is well informed and driven to provide the best for his clients. Val helped us greatly during our endeavor of finding a new place to call home! As another client of his has stated, Val Smolinski is the definition of an individual that is a master within his trade! Truly, an agent that will go out of his way to ensure his clients are happy.

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 iamdreamhome Sold a Condo home in Irving Woods, Chicago, IL.

Honestly I am one of those that never right reviews for anything, but honestly it would be a disservice to a lot of folks if I do not give credit where it is do, and Mr. Smolinski is the definition of Master of his trade. From beginning to end of your real estate experience Mr. Smolinski will keep you informed with a smile and I'm a tough one to please. from the first day we sat with him he introduced him self and informed us that he already discovered savings for us. Great introduction! from that day forward he represented our interest diligently. Plus from the first day we you will be informed and if your buying or selling having Information ahead of time is what we want as clients. I think many people will agree.

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 zorytorres23 Sold a Condo home in Irving Woods, Chicago, IL.

Val is truly a pleasure to work with. He is very knowledgeable in what he does and then some. Extremely nice, detailed, prompt, professional, well-groomed and has a lot of patience for a person like me that has a crazy schedule. He has so many great qualities and I felt comfortable enough to trust his recommendations and his guidance. Which is a bit difficult now a days, especially because my realtor before him did a terrible job. Not only did he help me sell my home but he also helped me get a new one! Looking for a great trustworthy realtor? Val is your guy!

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 user18521985 Helped me rent a Condo home in Worth, IL.

Talk about detailed and efficient! Val was a great help from beginning to end. From setting up the date to view rental all the way to signing the lease agreement. Val's dedication to his work really show's through his communication. Would definite rent through Val again and highly recommend to friends and family!

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 zofiaalfred Sold a Single Family home in Franklin Park, IL.

We had our house listed for sale for 3 months with another agent and not much happened. When the listing expired, we hired Waldemar Smolinski and within a week, we had more showings than during the past 3 months and multiple offers. Now we have closed and it all took only 1.5 months. We are happy with the service and results, and we highly recommend Waldemar Smolinski to others. Zofia and Alfred, Franklin Park

Noreen Sold home in Park ridge , IL

Val was very helpful in listing our home. Presentation of the listing including pictures of the home were professional and represented our home well. Val was easy to work with, and was always courteous about giving us plenty of notice before bringing potential buyers to view the home. Val was also good at communicating back and forth with us throughout the process, which helped everything run smoothly.

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 rylski rylski Sold a Single Family home in Des Plaines, IL.

Val helped us sell our home. He came to our first meeting enthusiastic and well prepared. He proposed an efficient sale process, arranged for the staging and photographs and gave us good and thoughtfully critical advice on finishing the house. Val may be the most patient person we know; he's completely open to hearing what you have to say and continues to listen when the next day you're saying something completely different. He seemed to always be available for our questions and was ready to help. Throughout the whole process we felt like Val had our back. I couldn't recommend him enough for anyone looking for same peace of mind when selling or buying a home.

Highly likely to recommend|5.0 garzafamily88 Bought and sold a Single Family home in NW Chicago

We had Val help us sell our former home and purchase a new property. Val was always courteous, patient, and very professional. We appreciated his honesty and expert opinion throughout the selling and buying processes.

Big Oaks Chicago Sold home in Chicago, IL

My wife and I highly recommend Val. We feel confident that anyone that interviews several realtors and includes Val will see as we did that he is the best choice to represent them and their property. His overall initial presentation of what to expect made the difference for us. As my wife indicated it is a blessing to get several offers within a week of listing the property and see one of the offers through to closing on the property. My wife and I feel that putting our faith in Val was right choice for us. Val is very professional and knowledgeable about the process of listing and selling real estate. His experience and knowledge of the market in the area around this property is first rate.
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Bought home in Rolling Meadows, IL

Waldemar Smolinski did a great job in finding a great property for us. He showed us lots of good properties. He is a great agent. I don't have any bad things to say about him. I would recommend Waldemar Smolinski to my family and friends.
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Bought home in Barrington, IL

Val did a great job working with us over a couple of years. He was very patient and took us to every house we needed to see until the exact one came along for us. He was extremely professional. He is highly recommended.
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Sold home in Park Ridge, IL

"If you are looking for an agent that is competent, trustworthy and willing to go the extra mile for his clients, than Val Smolinski is the one for you."
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Sold home in Chicago, IL

Mr. Smolinski gets an A+++. He was always prompt with appointments and brought a lot of traffic f prospective clients to our house. Also, he always followed up with the selling agents for feedback. Val was determined to sell our house and he did!!!@ Mr. Smolinski is a dedicated agent. I bought my condo with him. He negotiated a good deal for me. Also, I had some issues with bath fosset. He contacted the previous sellers to take care of this. Other agents would probably not even pick up the phone or consider helping me after they got their commission. Mr. Smolinski was patient with us at all time. Our house needed a great deal of remodelling. We were not easy sellers to work for. We were stuck on getting the highest price and we declined many first offers. so was patient and understanding. He waited until we were ready to drop the price to meet market demands. He got our house sold! That's what matters at the end.
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Sold home in Chicago, IL

Thank you val for an outstanding job and vast knowledge of real estate. Thank you for being patient and understanding and for the dedicated service in helping us sell our house, you are one of the best. outstanding he should be recognized for his work. very professional also thank you I can not thank you enough for the great job val did and your staff, very professional and polite I will use your company again and will recommend val and your office to others.
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Sold home in Schaumburg, IL

Val Smolinski is an excellent sales associate. He is knowledgeable in all neighborhoods in Chicago and the northwest suburbs. He is very thorough and responds in a timely fashion. Very professional.
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Bought home in Park Ridge, IL

Val Smolinski was fantastic throughout the entire process. He is very informed and made me feel comfortable from the initial house search through closing. He is detail oriented and has excellent follow through which I needed as I was not familiar with buying a house. I would highly recommend Val and plan on working with him in the future. Thanks again Val! Gus
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Sold home in Chicago, IL

Val Smolinski was the only agent of the 3 interviewed who drove by the house prior to mtg. with me and researched the house (sales history, ownership, size, etc.). He came prepared and the packet he left was well-organized. Val was the only agent to leave me anything after his tour of the house. The research he did and prepping for our initial mtg. was the primary determination in giving him the listing over the other two agents from different agencies. He kept on working to get the house sold and kept in touch with me from the initial contact to the end of closing. He is responded rapidly to email even on week-ends and when he was on vacation. The photos of the home he posted on-line were exemplary. There was no distortion of the rooms and he gave advance warning of the photo session so counters and clutter could be removed ahead of time. The female agent who covered for Val when he was on vacation was very good in explaining to me the appraisal process. This was the 6th home I have had to sell and by far it was the smoothest one. I felt Val worked with me to get the house sold at a fair price and in a timely manner.
Source: RealSatisfied

Sold home in Niles, IL

He was an excellent agent! Fouad & Majda
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Bought home in Morton Grove, IL

Val would often times email answers to my question within 5 minutes of my asking them, this includes multiple emails after 10 or 11 PM Val was very attentive to our needs. He made the house hunting process very easy and stress free.
Source: RealSatisfied

Sold a Single Family home in Schorsch Village, Chicago, IL.

Val helped me sell my family's home. I was impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. While we didn't "have to" sell quickly, by using Val's strategy, we did sell quickly and above asking price. Val was very responsive. I would highly recommend him.

Dorothy O., northwest Chicago

Very personable and helpful. I live far away, so he helped with snow, newspapers, and watched over the house for me!

Oscar C., Investor/rehabber, various locations

Val always goes above and beyond to make sure we get contracts, and then ensures the closing process goes smoothly. He pays attention to details, and his follow up is outstanding.

Myra P., Glenview

He was very direct and a positive communicator. Val helped me to see what was possible/probable in this market...then he sold it in one week when another agent couldn't in 4 months!

Julia T., northwest Chicago

He called me after I put up the house as for sale by owner. I had to leave town for a family emergency and he dropped everything to come over immediately, and sold it in 6 days! Exceptional service, honest, polite, knowledgeable. Thank him again for me!

Joseph L., Sold a Home in Niles, IL

He gave it his immediate attention and kept me informed from 70 miles away. Another agent had this property for ten months with three showings. Val had it for 10 days and sold it to the 4th showing!

Joseph Z., sold a home in Winnetka, IL

He aggressively marketed the property and sold it when a previous agent didn't. He swept it out after we left out of state and mailed us the items that the movers missed. Good job in a tough market!

Ken S., Morton Grove

About a month into me trying to sell my home, I got my first call from Val. Throughout this process, I received a number of calls from realtors that wanted my property. I decided to meet with Val and after our meeting I was confident that Val had my best interest at hand and he really wanted to help me. I decided to give my property to Val on Wednesday evening. By the following morning, Val called me to let me know that we had an offer on my house. The offer was for $6,000 more than I originally asked for! I fell that Val did not wait for someone to contact him about my property. Val made the calls and got the deal done. Val did everything he promised to do and I am completely happy with his services. Val is honest, concerned, helpful, truthful and very good at what he does. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone. HE DID A GREAT JOB!