We just closed on my property on Baring St. in Powelton Village yesterday and it is a wonderful feeling! I am so pleased that I chose Jeff “City” Block! We had bought the property only just over 2 years ago for our son who was attending school there. We live miles away in East TN. When our son’s plans changed with his schooling, we held the property and continued leasing to his school buddies, but after a time, we knew we needed to sell it, as it was too much work to manage and not meeting our original needs any longer. I had done much renovation on the property and feared that I might have to take a heavy financial loss. I did a lot of research online to find just the right Realtor, whom I felt was up to the task of selling for the best possible price and would communicate with me easily and frequently, since I was not local. There are so many , of course and I had no personal referrals, so relied on testimonials, viewing agent’s personal sites and such. When I spoke on the phone with Jeff the first, he instilled confidence in me that he, indeed, was the right Realtor for the job. I have never regretted that decision for a second! We have bought and sold many properties over the years all over the country ,as we moved a great deal and had many life changes . We have used poor, good and great agents, and Jeff is definitely in that latter group! Jeff was extremely knowledgeable about the local market. He helped come up with a list price ,had a great marketing plan, and encouraged me to stage the home a bit to show well. He held several Open Houses (which I have to admit, I have never been a great fan of). Well, he knows exactly what he is doing- it works! My buyers apparently came to the first Open House! He was able to garner a lot of interest in the home with his networking and marketing. I was nervous because I had been receiving income, but had to have the tenants vacate in order to stage the house better for sale. I was prepared to lose a lot of income and sit for months on the market. Not only did we get an offer, but Jeff was able to get interest generated and collect not one, but 3 offers in a fairly short time.. weeks, not months! We worked together to negotiate the best one for us and most likely to close without problems, and of course, best possible pricing. He is a great negotiator and offered me a lot of insight on things I had not considered, or could not know about myself. We had such a smooth contract period and sale. I never believed it was possible to sell a very old home so painlessly. I can’t say enough good things about Jeff Block as a Realtor. I can honestly say he is one of the best in the business!