Frank Pantell

25 years of work experience
Equity Real Estate Consultants, Inc
800 W Central, Suite #142
Mount Prospect, IL, 60056
(630) 439-7406

Ratings & reviews (32)

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Highly likely to recommend
06/29/2013
user6506812
Helped me buy home
Frank was wonderful every step of the way and helped us through the entire purchasing process, offering valuable advice and insight into details of the homes we looked at that we would never have through of on our own. Frank's experience and knowledge which he is always willing to share were a huge help and he was the most helpful individual among all of those involved in the purchase. He was able to make excellent recommendations for a home inspector and real-estate lawyer both of whom we were very satisfied with. Thanks to Frank we had a very pleasant home buying experience, which culminated in a successful closing yesterday! Now we just have to finish packing in time for the movers to arrive... Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2013
user5362801
Helped me buy home
Frank is the very best! Extremely knowledgeable about real estate, neighborhoods and everything else that goes with purchasing a home. Gave great information related to schools, neighborhoods etc which made picking the right place so much easier! Frank was very flexible with showings, always had great suggestions, and was always on top of everything during the entire home purchase... We were extremely lucky to get a chance to work with such a great person!
Highly likely to recommend
04/16/2013
user07901540
Helped me buy home
As a first time home buyer I feel really lucky and thankful to have had Frank by my side during the home purchasing process. Due in part to my relatively young age, the couple previous agents I initially met with all seemed uninterested and treated me as if I was wasting their time. Right from the beginning Frank listened to all my concerns and requests, always treated me with respect, and was a true professional the entire time. Being an Engineer and someone who has worked in home remodeling in the past, I can truly say Frank has extensive knowledge of home construction and remodeling, often pointing out things that I had overlooked. He is very easy to contact, no matter what time or day of the week, and returns phone calls and emails almost instantly. One time he even met with me at his house at 9pm on a weekday since it was the only time I was available. This is not someone who does a 9 to 5 job and calls it quits after that, this is someone who clearly dedicates his time and passion to his job. What initially was supposed to be a quick and simple closing ended up dragging on for about two extra months (due entirely to issues with my lending bank), and that is where I gained the most respect for Frank. He was in constant communication with all parties involved and always kept me up to date with what was going on. Even after having to deal with the bank issue, it was a pleasurable home buying experience and as stress free as possible. I could continue writing pages about the great work Frank does, but in short this is the agent you want working for you. To me he is no longer just my agent, but a true friend, and I look forward to working with him for all my future home buying and selling needs. Thanks for everything Frank, you are the best! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2013
user2914629
Helped me buy home
We were extremely lucky to find Frank as our real estate agent. After a couple months of searching before we met him, we were close to the idea that it's hard to find an appropriate home for our budget in the area. Frank helped us a lot. He is not only aware about the real estate (areas, houses, prices and so on), but he is also very knowledgeable about all the home related details, like maintenance, plumbing, electricity, heating and air conditioning etc - you name them. He's very open, honest, friendly and kind, always ready to help. I believe, you couldn't imagine a better agent - especially if it's your first home. You'll be very lucky having Frank as your agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/08/2013
user0816671
Helped me buy home
We were extremely lucky to find Frank as our real estate agent. After a couple months of searching before we met him, we were close to the idea that it's hard to find an appropriate home for our budget in the area. Frank helped us a lot. He is not only aware about the real estate (areas, houses, prices and so on), but he is also very knowledgeable about all the home related details, like maintenance, plumbing, electricity, heating and air conditioning etc - you name them. He's very open, honest, friendly and kind, always ready to help. I believe, you couldn't imagine a better agent - especially if it's your first home. You'll be very lucky having Frank as your agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/27/2013
user6556544
Helped me buy home
Frank is an excellent agent that has your best interest in mind. I have dealt with few other agents but Frank is on a different level. Whenever we checked out the house, he always pointed the positives and negatives of the homes. He paid attention to the smalled details of the house and pointed to us somethings that we would have not even looked at. I already have recommended Frank to few other people. Working with Frank, our home searching process was issueless and everything turned out perfect. Thanks so much for all your help Frank Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2013
user039113
Helped me buy home
Frank is very knowledgeable of the market. Very helpful during our home search, pointed out both the good and bad items of the homes we looked at during our search. Very responsive and answered all of our question.
Highly likely to recommend
09/18/2012
user377289
Helped me buy home
I rarely ever leave reviews on anything, but when I see a service that is provided at such a high level I need to let other people know. Frank helped us find the perfect home for my family. Over the past year he had shown us many homes and given us different options that might work out in our situation. You can really trust what he says about real estate and the process of buying a home. From knowing if the furnace is a good one to entertaining our little ones as we check out the house, Frank is the best man to have in your corner when looking for a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2012
user9861994
Helped me buy home
Frank has all the information to successfully purchase a home. He is knowledgeable in schools, neighborhoods, and potential watch-outs and positives on each home. He clearly follows the rule of listening more than talking. He will speak with you to arrive at your exact needs. He has many individuals that he works with: mortgage lenders, attorneys, inspectors, etc. Frank is clearly a turnkey solution to home buying. He will walk you through everything. His follow up is tremendous and will speak with you at all hours of the day. He knows all the loop holes and is knowledgeable in short sales and foreclosures. He is the one stop shop. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2012
user81525
Helped me buy home
Frank was nothing but helpful during our entire process. I told him what my limitations were and he sent me all the properties that fit. He is a consummate professional and I will absolutely refer him to my friends and family.
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2012
user4555323
Helped me buy home
Frank is outstanding. All realtors listening to your requirements for finding properties within your budget, but he provides his construction expertise to potential issues with the building and what it would take to fix it. He has a great eye for catching problems and pros & cons for resolving. He has great interpersonal skills and got info that helped us negotiate price that lead to getting closer to our price. Finally, the latest thing for realtors to do is put that they are "Short Sale Experts". He explained the short sale process and the pitfalls and incentives for all parties to achieve a close within a reasonable time. Of 4 realtors we talked to, he is the only one with an adequate explanation that made sense. If you are frustrated by the short sale process, I recommend that you call Frank. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/13/2012
JohnHughes1
Helped me buy and sell homes
Frank works very hard to keep his customers up to date in what the market is doing. His knowledge of comps is very strong. He was very helpful in moving the process towards closing post contract. He works very hard for his customers and is extremely honest. I have done business with Frank numerous times and will certainly continue to do so.
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2012
user0667126
Helped me buy home
My experience with Frank was nothing by excellent. Frank is extremely knowledgeable about all facets of buying a house. He was very helpful in acknowledging the pros and cons of locations, the history on the homes and understanding what my fiancé and I were looking for. One thing we were very appreciative of is his knowledge of a homes foundation and structure. Frank was not scared to get into crawl spaces and analyze the home from its infrastructure. The one thing we loved about Frank was that he treated you as a friend, not a client. He is not pushy, "salesee", or forceful. He was very accommodating in all aspects. I would strongly recommend Frank to anyone looking for a smooth, unique, and most of all, enjoyable experience in buying a home. Thanks Frank. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2012
user7427167
Helped me buy home
Frank is a very passionate and knowledgeble guy. He sales house with his heart and really cares about his clients. I just recently bought a house from him and it was an excellent experience working with him. As a female i did not know a lot of things about houses. He not only taught me a lot of things on where to look for problems when buying a house but also he looked out for me. After buying the house from Frank, I highly recommending him to all my friends and family. He is honest and trustworthy in every aspect of his profession. After all, I was very fortunate to have Frank as my agent. Thank you Frank you are the best. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2012
user2685041
Helped me buy home
Frank has been extremely helpful in setting up appointments, having good conversation with the seller's agent, relaying us the right information and thus enabling us to make the right decisions on the price. He is also very punctual and true to his word. A very good professional real estate agent who exceeds expectations in what he is doing.
Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2012
ShawnPearson
Helped me buy home
Frank was an excellent agent from beginning to end. Upon researching houses, his expertise was invaluable. When it was time to visit houses, his experience with several different facets of construction were evident. He was able to explain pros and cons regarding different styles of housing construction and maintenance in an easy to understand language. Without him, we would have purchased a house that to a layperson's eye looked fine but turned out to be structurally unsound. Frank's presence in the local real estate market allowed us to get an unbelievable deal on our house. The seller was unwilling to lower the asking price until Frank negotiated down to our counter offer. And to top it off, he is a very easy person to get along with. He is a very calm, collected person that enjoys what he does. I will not use any other agent in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/31/2012
user4730373
Helped me buy home
Frank is very knowledgeable and gives good advice. He helped me choose the right house within the budget. The communication is flawless, very responsible guy and get things done in timely manner. We would go back and forth electronically or via calling quite extensively since i had to work during the day. Frank made the house hunting trips comfortable and flexible to my hectic schedule. All the paper work and documentation were coordinated smoothly by Frank. He is also very diligent, even during weekends and holidays. Frank was the very first agent who responded to me quickly on my very first internet inquiry and he took it seriously while other agents seemed quiet. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2012
user1556720
Helped me buy home
When I started to look for a home I clicked one of his listings, left my e-mail and phone number. Frank called me back in 1 hour, at that point I knew I had connected with an excellent agent. I would highly recommend him in the future, an excellent agent who focuses on what the client is looking for and gets the job done.
Highly likely to recommend
04/16/2012
7031
Listed and sold a home
I would highly recommend Mr. Pantell. His service was excellent and I believe without his assistance we would not have sold the property. He went out of his way to assist with ideas to make the property more appealing to assure that every stage went very smoothly all the way through closing. I was so very impressed with him and his service I would use him again without hesitation.
Highly likely to recommend
03/20/2012
user835610
Listed and sold a home
First meeting frank had all the competition lined up to show us. I was pleasantly blown away. His professionalism and knowledge of the industry convenced me right away that I was going to work with him. I live in Pennsylvania and needed to find exactly the right person who i could count on to get me through this ordeal of selling my Mom's house. He's an amazing Man and should be cloned.
Highly likely to recommend
03/15/2012
user030349
Listed and sold a home
Frank is a phenomenal real estate professional. He truly listens to his clients and ensures he is meeting their needs. Frank's knowledge of the market place is up to date and backed his many real estate transactions. Frank most recently helped my wife and I purchase our first home. He walked us through the process and was honest in his evaluations of home values versus asking prices. This aided us greatly. Additionally Frank has a wealth of knowledge on home maintenance (furnaces, a/c, water heaters, radon, plumbing) etc and can provide a "what to watch out for list" prior to move-in. Frank even assisted us in selling our previous condo which we did as a sale-by-owner yet he gave his professional opinion to us at all times and did not hold back for any selfish reasons. A true professional in all sense of the word. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/06/2012
user438820
Helped me buy home
Frank was excellent when we were purchasing our condo. He made sure he double checked with us first before made any moves with the bank. He also went through all the paperwork with us slowly to make sure we know what was going on before we signed them. Whenever i called him he picked up his phone right away or when i emailed him i had responses coming back to me few minutes later. So far one of the best, hard working real estater's that i have ever seen. I will Deffinetly recommand Frank to others who are looking to purchase a house or a condo. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/21/2012
Regina Castle
Listed and sold a home
Frank Pantell is one of the most honest professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge of the real estate market and responsiveness to countless tasks is remarkable. I know Frank to be a very busy individual but I always get such a helpful pleasant attitude when I speak to him. I would recommend Frank to anyone seeking real estate assistance.
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2012
jbenach
Listed and sold a home
I can't say enough good things about Frank Pantell. He knows the entire market like the back of his hand, and has a great, calming and reassuring way about him. He's patient, yet dillegent and aggressive, and always completely professional. I'll utilize his services every time I want to buy or sell a home..
Highly likely to recommend
01/18/2012
pantellfamily
Listed and sold a home
Frank is extremely knowledgeable of the market, easy to talk to, listens well, and is a pleasure to work with. He advised us on how to rehab our house before putting it on the market. Following Frank's advice, we spent $55k on rehabbing costs and sold our house in 16 days for $110k more than other homes on the market that were the same model but hadn't been rehabbed. His estimates of the costs involved and the ultimate sale price were right on.
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2011
LXC
Listed and sold a home
Frank is a very professional, outstanding agent. He has deep understanding and great insight about the local market, so he always provided detailed information. His great communication skills and immediate reponses made our negotiation and transaction experience very smooth and enjoyable. We highly recommend him to our friends in this area.
Highly likely to recommend
07/28/2011
calin
Helped me buy home
Outstanding Agent!!!!! Detail oriented, knowledgeable, professional and a very responsive. I will recommend him to all my friends for sure!
Highly likely to recommend
06/24/2011
cjwlaw
Showed me homes
I, as a real estate attorney, deal with scores of Brokers and Frank Pantell by far is the at the top of the pack. No two transactions are the same and there is "always something". Frank taps his vast experience and network, anticipates hurdles, and then crafts and consistently delivers innovative solutions to every deal. Frank is on top of every detail and deadline. You couldn't find a better Broker if you tried.
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2011
rcastle11
Listed and sold a home
Frank Pantell is simply the most knowledgable, professional, responsive, helpful Realtor I have ever met and I have met many. I will not use another if it is my choice.
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2011
idpsllc
Listed and sold a home
I have worked with Frank on a number of Real Estate transactions. Frank is the most honest, straight forward person I know and his overall expertise of the Real Estate market are unmatched. Frank will exceed your expectations every time! I would highly recommend Frank Pantell to handle any Real Estate transaction. He is the best. Jeff Wolff
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2011
Anita Potratz
Listed and sold a home
We have been very fortunate being in contact with Frank Pantell who's exellent expertise made it possible to sell our home in very short time. He made it very easy for every thing going extremely smooth for us. Sinverely, John and Anita Potratz
Highly likely to recommend
02/08/2011
Scarsdaleproperties
Helped me buy and sell homes
Incredibly meticulous to detail, sagacious, patient, cagey negotiator, and extremely responsive. If you are tired of sloppy and disinterested realtors- call Frank- you will appreciate his Real Estate acumen!