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Agent Ratings for Maria Zajczenko-Varela

Maria Zajczenko-Varela
(110 reviews)
Overall star rating: 4.7
Past 3 months: 5.0
Closed clients: 4.7
Ratings Breakdown:
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4 stars 
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2014
Ti C.
Home buyer in Chicago
$250K
01/24/14
Best of all
2013
Clarice M.
Home seller in Chicago
$50K
12/29/13
I was very satisfied with Maria's service. She has great communication skills with attention to details and responsiveness. She stayed on top of every issue or concern and that was greatly appreciated.
Angela M.
Home buyer in Chicago
$189K
07/29/13
OMG!! Maria is by far the best Agent ever!!! We had to fire our first agent, and the same day I hired Maria, a few days later we found our beautiful home. Maria was there every step of the way with us. WE LOVE HER!!! Thank you so much Maria for everything!! Mahoney Family, Chicago, IL
Shawnee A.
Home buyer in Chicago
$169K
06/04/13
Maria was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout this very stressful process for us (we were first time home-buyers). She listened to the type of property and price point we needed to stay at and helped us find a lovely starter home. Was very flexible in hours for our viewings,as she had two of us to work with...and with very different schedules! She responds quickly to emails and phone calls.
Richard L. H.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$47K
04/12/13
I'll know in two months whether this was the right place for me to live,so my ultimate satisfaction with purchasing is reserved for personal reasons. But with regards to Maria, Maria is a real pro. I had another realtor wasting my time who had no intent to handle my requests because she'd gotten herself too busy and didn't tell me. She didn't want to lose my business, but she wasted a lot of time: 3 months ! I finally gave up on her when she became rude. I contacted Maria and she always replies very quickly. I was viewing the condo I wanted to purchase the very next day. It was a good bargain for the price and required residency. I wanted a place where there are owner occupants who mostly own their own units instead of renting. She did a lot of comps with me and we figured out that we'd better move on it. She never misses a lick.When closing time came, all of OUR ducks were in a row due to her knowledge and professionalism. The problems came from the selling realtor and the little condo move-in fee, which they'd forgotten to include. We could have had a 3-4 day close after the bank accepted the offer. The other realtor held it up for an additional 3 weeks with the forgotten problems to bring it to a close. Maria was on top of every situation and prompt, especially in contacting the other realtor to remind her of things needed doing. Even then, the sellers side forgot to take the escrow check and present it on the day of the close. We had to ask the bank to give permission to close. It DID ! Bravo, Maria ! She's prompt and has a very happy, uplifting voice. She's a realist and an optimist, so she works to get you to look on the bright side of things, while making sure you're not getting into something bad. I WILL use her again in my next purchase. Thanks, Maria
Ashley R. W.
Prospective buyer
03/10/13
Maria really sets the expectation level high with her level of professionalism, expertise and kindness. She has made my home buying experience pleasant with limited stress. She stays on top of every detail, communicates and ensured that I walked away happy. I have such a hectic work schedule and she was still able to meet every need I had without missing a beat. She's also one of the kindest and most attentive people I've ever met. She's awesome! I would recommend her without hesitation.
2012
Horatiu D.
Condo buyer in Niles
$80K
09/23/12
Maria was the second agent that we worked with, for this search. She is by far the most experienced agent that we ever worked with ( me and my husband had purchased properties before and worked with other agents). She was in the building management industry for many years, and that gives her even more experience. We are so happy with everything she did for us! Thank you, Maria!
Yi Y.
Prospective buyer
08/24/12
Great service! Highly recommended!
Kevin G.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$47K
01/02/12
Maria was fantastic to work with. She worked around our schedules and made sure that we were able to see as many properties as possible at each visit. She was never pushy and always allowed us to take in the properties we viewed without trying to 'sell' us. She has a very pleasant and professional demeanor and I would definitely advise anyone in the market to work with her and have already given her name to some friends.
2011
Vinh T. L.
Home buyer in Wilmette
$473K
12/27/11
Maria Zajczenko Varela is very knowledgeable in her expertise. When I'm not sure in certain things, she explained it well and gave good advices. She is very patient and always has a friendly smile. I'm very happy to have Maria as my agent.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$106K
10/20/11
No review submitted
Home buyer in Chicago
$23K
10/11/11
No review submitted
Home buyer in Chicago
$1,300K
09/23/11
Maria was fantastic ... every step of the way. She was organized, perceptive, responsive, and caring. She went 'above and beyond' to make things easy on us and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a place in/near Chicago.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$345K
09/02/11
Maria was extremely helpful in providing me with the information I needed. She is very knowledgable of the area and did a great job showing me units that fit my specifications. Excellent agent!
Sheryl B.
Home buyer in Chicago
$280K
08/08/11
Maria was awesome! She really took the time to learn about us and what we were looking for and she found us the perfect house within our budget. She showed us several properties and submitted several offers, she made the entire process run smoothly.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$42K
06/24/11
Great person to work with. She is professional and helped us close the deal.
Britta O.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$261K
06/08/11
Maria was always so optimistic and made me feel great about my final decision. She asked questions that I didn't know to ask and was by my side the whole way through. She was awesome!
Townhome buyer in Park Ridge
$145K
05/24/11
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$68K
05/21/11
Maria was always very helpful, and very nice. I was a frist time buyer, and Maria made the process much easier and faster for me.
Home buyer in Chicago
$139K
04/21/11
She looked out for our best interest with this sale.
Chris H.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$100K
03/31/11
Maria was absolutely fantastic! She was always available and ready to answer any of my questions. I cannot say enough great things about her. She always had my interest and happiness as the priority. I would highly recommend her to anybody!
Condo buyer in Chicago
$250K
02/28/11
No review submitted
Larry D.
Townhome buyer in Chicago
$199K
01/10/11
Maria did a great job and helped make my home purchase less stressful
Previous review from Larry D.
11/04/08
Maria, was always very helpful.
2010
Anthony Z.
Home buyer in Chicago
$335K
12/21/10
She was there from start to finish, and always caring.
Svjetlana D.
Condo seller in Chicago
$72K
11/26/10
No review submitted
Previous review from Svjetlana D.
09/01/10
Maria is an amazing person. We were so fortune that she was working with us on finding our new home. She went above and beyond to make sure that we got what we wanted. I would highly recomend her
Condo buyer in Chicago
$185K
10/02/10
Maria very very helpful, and willing to go the extra mile to help us make the best decision. She was really interested in us getting the right property. I would highly recommend Maria to friends for high high professionalisim and good advise.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$19K
09/27/10
Maria was great. She came to every showing and was always ontime! She also came to the closing, although it was not mandatory for her to be there. We will definately work with her again in the future.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$125K
09/17/10
We have now bought two properties with Maria, and found her most helpful in providing information and helping us through the unexpected challenges. We will go to her again if the need arises.
03/26/09
Maria was willing to work with our very limited tiee schedule and our very ambiguoug goals. She was very helpful and supportive in our search, and also helpful in making sure that our deal went through as intended. We were very happy to have her working with us.
Andre C.
Home buyer in Chicago
$15K
06/16/10
maria was very helpful and knowledgeable that she did not know she knew how to get the information which was very few thing that she had to get
Home buyer in Chicago
$560K
06/03/10
She was very helpful, professional and stayed on top of everything. I will strongly recommend her to all my friends Thank you Maria
Condo buyer in Chicago
$227K
05/06/10
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$249K
03/30/10
No review submitted
Townhome buyer in Wood Dale
$213K
01/27/10
No review submitted
Home buyer in Oak Park
$335K
01/05/10
No review submitted
2009
Condo seller in Chicago
$338K
11/20/09
There was no initiative taken in terms of the sale of our condo. We had to make all the decisions in terms of when to lower price, what to set price at, when to hold open houses. I expected more guidance to be provided.
Home buyer in Rolling Meadows
$325K
11/05/09
No review submitted
Home buyer in Chicago
$135K
10/05/09
No review submitted
Matt C.
Townhome buyer in Forest Park
$149K
09/07/09
The best. Always in my interest. Always positive and optimistic. Always prepared with keys, and having made the calls and done the research.
Baokhanh N.
Home buyer in Skokie
$297K
08/10/09
No review submitted
Nizar H.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$175K
08/09/09
We are first time home buyers and Maria Zajczenko's help and advice proved invaluable during the whole home buying process. She helped us navigate the sometimes murky and treacherous waters of the real estate business. Our first time home buying experience was relatively stress free in large part due to Maria's extensive knowledge of the market which is only exceeded by her level of professionalism and the negotiating skills. I have worked with several other real estate agents in the past. With that context in mind, I would rate Maria in the top 1% of the class. She is a relentless fighter and in this world of mickey-mouse sellers and their agents she will fight for you and ensure that you are not taken advantage of. I believe that she is an invaluable asset to ZipRealty.
Lorraine E.
Home seller in Chicago
$165K
07/14/09
Maria is a very professional, personalble agent. She comes into your home, gives you her honest feedback, along with tons of compliments, in order for your home to sell.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$299K
06/22/09
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$140K
06/02/09
No review submitted
Crystal G.
Home buyer in Chicago
$7K
05/05/09
maria was the best i dont know what i would had done without her. i found maria on the internet. everything that i read about her was true she is GREAT at what she does. when we were at the closing we didn't leave until i understand everything. i dont know how many times that i can i say it, but me and my family wants to say think you from the bottom of our hearts :>
Condo buyer in Chicago
$50K
03/16/09
Very professional, fast, well organized. She gave me many extra information, support and contacts. I am extremely satisfied with her service.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$335K
03/09/09
Maria was really great during our entire search process! She was always helpful, provided lots of alternatives for us to look at and made herself available anytime we found something we wanted to see! On top of her complete professionalism, she was extremely helpful in gaining details about the properties we were looking at and helping us make the right decision about purchasing our new home! We are very grateful for all of Maria???s efforts in this search and purchase!
Home buyer in Chicago
$315K
02/08/09
No review submitted
Home buyer in Chicago
$65K
01/27/09
No review submitted
01/13/09
No review submitted
2008
Candace A.
Home buyer in Chicago
$159K
12/11/08
My agent Maria, was more than accommodating. She was very very helpful in my search for a home. Although it took nearly 6 months with 2 deals falling through, Maria was still determined to help me find my perfect home. She was very knowledgeable in all areas. Even giving me advice on some things when I couldn't reach my attorney (whom she referred and he was also very helpful).
Gordon M.
Home buyer in Chicago
$435K
12/03/08
Great website and Maria was very knowledgeable about the local market.
Condo seller in Chicago
$252K
12/02/08
No review submitted
12/22/05
Maria's knowledge and expertise made this transaction go very smooth. I would highly recommend Maria and Zip Realty. When the time comes for my next purchase I will contact Maria.
Condo seller in Chicago
$207K
11/12/08
Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
Peter E.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$430K
10/09/08
Maria was responsive to our requests to meet, she was well prepared and professional, and she always asked good questions in order to help us better determine our needs and wants. Maria did an excellent - we would recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the city!
Condo buyer in Chicago
$276K
09/30/08
No review submitted
Cynthia L.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$358K
08/30/08
No review submitted
Home seller in Chicago
$305K
08/15/08
My agent was very helpful, resourceful, and very sincere in her dealings with my case.
Home buyer in Forest Park
$419K
07/09/08
No review submitted
Home seller in Chicago
$90K
06/21/08
No review submitted
Kevin K.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$220K
06/10/08
Maria made buying our first home very easy. We wanted to find something within two weeks and she was on top of the game the whole time. She even worked on Mother's Day to find us a place in time, and offered good advice on every question we had.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$275K
04/19/08
It's a 50/50 mix. On one hand, she offered great advice for me (since I'm a first time home buyer) and gave me the resources I needed (mortgage lenders, attorneys, inspectors). On the other hand, though, I did a lot of legwork and came up with a list of places to find. Of the 4 times I went to the condo I bought (2 viewings, inspection, and final walkthrough) she only came up during the inspection. It felt at times like she was mediating the process instead of being more involved. The ZIP commission/rebate that I get was $400 less than what was stated on the listing - I'd recommend that you don't show the highest amount so people can see what they're realistically getting.
Chris M.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$195K
03/05/08
No review submitted
Gautam S.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$388K
03/02/08
Maria was very helpful and patient in making my purchase happen. She is very knowledge of the locality and the market. She was professional and very responsive in her interactions. While showing me place she created a formal packet of all the properties I was interested in and got me the relevant information to aid in the decision making process. I would unhesitantly recommend her to my friends. Thanks a lot Maria!
2007
Condo buyer in Chicago
$218K
12/31/07
No review submitted
Home buyer in Berwyn
$311K
12/24/07
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$210K
09/11/07
Maria was always very helpful and she stayed on top of the process. She worked very hard for me, including nights and weekends and I certainly appreciate it.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$250K
09/10/07
Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
Kim C.
Home buyer in Oak Park
$478K
09/04/07
My experience with ZipRealty was wonderful and it was all due to the abilities of Mrs. Varela. I could not have asked for a more patient and understanding agent. I feel lucky to have stumbled upon her. Kim Collins
Sean B.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$254K
09/03/07
Maria was wonderful to work with and came highly recommended. She listened to what we wanted and showed us places that matched that. We ended up in our ideal first home.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$331K
07/12/07
Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
Condo buyer in Chicago
$540K
06/26/07
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$530K
06/20/07
No review submitted
Carolina C.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$220K
06/10/07
Our agent, Maria, was a wondeful agent who was very helpful and very nice all of the time. She always responded quickly and sufficiently to any questions or concerns we had. Overall everything went well and there were no problems.
Condo buyer in Wheaton
$245K
03/20/07
Maria was great. This is the second home I've bought with Maria as my agent in the last three years.
Home buyer in Winfield
$176K
03/12/07
I was a first time buyer, and Maria made the process much easier on me.
Edward E.
Home buyer in Chicago
$305K
01/03/07
My experience with Maria was a joy. She's an absolute professional whose expertise, wisdom & knowledge concerning this area is truly a God given gift.Her passion & concern for the client is without equal. This is not just a job for Maria it's Ministry!! And I thank God for her. Mr.& Mrs.Edward & Velisa Eison
2006
Condo buyer in Oak Park
$242K
11/25/06
No review submitted
Josephine A.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$227K
11/10/06
This was my first buying experience and I was super nervous... I couldn't have asked for anyone better than Maria! She truly listened to both my wants and needs when it came to viewing properties. In addition, she reminded me of important elements to consider when considering a property... things I would have never thought of. I will definitely use Maria again and recommend her to anyone I know. Thank you Maria. I love my new home.
Andrea Y.
Home buyer in Chicago
$427K
09/17/06
Maria's years of experience meant a lot to us as first time buyers! She knew the history and marketability of neighborhoods all around Chicago, and helped us find one that suited us. She noticed details about each home's structure and location that we overlooked. We relied on her advice so much that when we found a FSBO place ourselves, we kept her working as our agent. I'm so glad we did! She researched the home and the seller and handled all the negotiations for us. We can't say enough good things about her!
Zach H.
Condo seller in Chicago
$177K
09/02/06
Maria was immensely helpful -- her experience and knowledge helped guide us through the new and often stressful experience of selling our condo. We had worked with Maria when we purchased this property so we already knew what a wonderful agent she was. We would unequivocally recommend working with Maria and with ZipRealty.
Andrew R.
Home buyer in Evanston
$769K
08/07/06
No review submitted
Francesca Z.
Home seller in Chicago
$282K
08/01/06
She was great from start to finish.
Home buyer in Chicago
$279K
07/06/06
Maria was with me every step of the way. I appreciate her knowledge of refurbishing and keen sense on what we should ask the seller for. Because of her, I'm now living in my dream home and loving it! Thanks Maria.
06/26/06
Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
Nancy E. K.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$215K
06/15/06
Maria was a delight to work with. She really was the one who enabled me to make this purchase. She knows her job and does it very well! I'm happy to recommend her to anyone I know who needs a talented, reliable realtor.
Condo seller in Chicago
$159K
05/28/06
No review submitted
Home buyer in Chicago
$306K
05/25/06
Reviewer has chosen to keep review private
Condo buyer in Chicago
$217K
04/25/06
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$375K
03/25/06
No review submitted
2005
Jeanette R.
Home buyer in Chicago
$239K
12/13/05
Maria is an absolute asset. She was wonderful both professional and personable . She understood our needs and followed through in every way possible. We have and will continue to recommend her and Zip to friends and family!!!
Bradley K.
Home buyer in Chicago
$465K
12/01/05
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$321K
11/04/05
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$200K
10/05/05
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Oak Park
$172K
08/24/05
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$442K
08/03/05
No review submitted
Home buyer in Glen Ellyn
$585K
07/12/05
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$480K
06/29/05
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$192K
05/31/05
No review submitted
Home buyer in Palatine
$592K
05/24/05
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$221K
02/28/05
No review submitted
June E.
Home buyer in Chicago
$235K
02/04/05
No review submitted
Rachael S.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$277K
01/04/05
No review submitted
2004
Home buyer in Evanston
$280K
11/09/04
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$257K
10/06/04
No review submitted
Nelson R.
Home buyer in Chicago
$335K
09/27/04
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$225K
09/15/04
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$134K
08/03/04
No review submitted
Jurran Y.
Home buyer in Chicago
$264K
07/14/04
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$185K
06/23/04
No review submitted
Home seller in Chicago
$247K
06/18/04
No review submitted
Jeremy M.
Condo buyer in Chicago
$173K
03/02/04
No review submitted
Condo buyer in Chicago
$270K
01/13/04
No review submitted
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