Elie Kardoush

    Elie Kardoush

    I received my MBA degree from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2008 and began helping my family manage properties in Lake County. Since joining Century 21 Affiliated Maki in June 2015, I have enjoyed making the home buying and selling process easier for my clients. My ability to convert transactions into great relationships has resulted in a continuously expanding network of loyal...
    I received my MBA degree from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2008 and began helping my family manage properties in Lake County. Since joining Century 21 Affiliated Maki in June 2015, I have enjoyed making the home buying and selling process easier for my clients. My ability to convert transactions into great relationships has resulted in a continuously expanding network of loyal clients and referrals.

    My Client Testimonials

    Elie is great to work with. Very professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. I highly recommend him. Made the process easier and seamless. ~ Laura Lake County
    Elie was great while looking for our "forever home". We thought we wanted to buy but that quickly changed to building a new home. Elie was quick to switch gears and help find more info on the lots that met our specifications. Once we had an accepted offer, he was integral in keeping things moving when there were mistakes made at the lender. We are happy with how Elie helped throughout this transaction and would definitely work with him again as well as recommend him to others! ~ Gil Miller, Kenosha, WI
    I was really lucky to work with Elie Kardoush on purchasing my home. Definitely will recommend to friends, and family. ~ Salvador Murrieta Luna
    Elie is a good dude - he's intelligent, well spoken, polite, and knowledgeable. ~ Jason Clark
    Elie is the consummate professional. All communication was prompt with thorough responses. He listened and answered our questions and concerns. He navigated us through a sale that had some unique issues and closed the deal! We highly recommend him. ~ Sue Paddock Lake
    We moved out of the country during the sale of our house and Elie was very responsive and very helpful even though we are 14 hours apart from each other. ~ Bike Kilic
    We knew we would be in great hands when we chose Elie Kardoush as our broker. Elie has excellent local knowledge, extensive understanding of our neighborhood, and knew exactly what to do to ensure that our house sold... in two days! We knew that we'd be in for a quick process given the current real estate market, but Elie had a plan for all contingencies. Our house had multiple showings on the first day, and an exceptional offer after two days. Elie knew how to advocate for us and look out for our timeline and best interests throughout the process. Elie kept us informed through every step of the way. The members of his team (photographer, cleaners, landscapers) were timely, polite and respectful, and we trust any recommendation he will give us now! ~ Denise and Brendan K, Mundelein, IL
    Elie is excellent in every way. He is the most respectful and trustworthy person you'll ever meet. ~ Ellars Rodney and Anna
    Elie placed our needs above his commission and anything else. He's also very honest and knowledgeable! ~ Luckson
    Elie was very helpful in obtaining property documentation and records. He was very attentive to reply quickly with great information. He also put us in contact with a great attorney who guided us through the process. Elie even responded to late evening texts when we had concerns. We had an overall great experience. ~ Art Schultz
    Elie is one of the most professional brokers we have had the opportunity to come in contact with. We are thrilled with our new home, and know that the sale of our previous home is in the best hands with Elie. ~ Denise K. Lake County, IL
    My husband personally knew Elie Kardoush and advised me that he knew Elie to be a good guy. After having selected Elie to work with, I quickly realized why my husband recommended him. The communication/attention that Elie provided us with through out our home purchase process was excellent. Elie was great about answering all of our phone calls and addressing our concerns/questions. When my husband and I had questions, we would immediately reach out to Elie who would usually already know the answer. If Elie did not know the answer then he would find the answer and get back to us fairly quickly. Elie made himself very available which we really appreciated. Elie was very transparent throughout our home purchase process, which my husband and I really appreciated. Overall, I would definitely recommend Elie to anyone who is serious about purchasing a home/property. My husband and I plan to work with Elie on future purchases as he has demonstrated to us that he was an excellent choice. ~ L.R., Grayslake
    Elie was always available. Whenever we went to see a home he was not pushy in any way, eventually he learned what we were looking for and gave his opinion which was awesome for us because we were always on the same page. He always checked the home inside and out to make sure we were aware of any issues it might have. I would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home. Great to work with and very patient, we were on the market for quite a while and he never seemed frustrated that we couldn' t decide on the perfect home for us. ~ Juan Acosta, Beach Park IL
    Elie was the rock for the entire purchase process. I was in Sicily, Italy right up to a few days before closing. Elie made everything happen!!! I do not know how it would affect the overall metrics of his survey if I were to be honest and check poor that, for me, Elie was not very approachable since we were half a world apart!!! I explained the complications that we were going to have due to the time zone differences and my work schedule and, AGAIN, Elie was so understanding and supportive and made communications with all parties successful. Again, Elie made this whole experience bearable. There were many issues that were not in Elie's control but when I made them known to him he went above and beyond to support my situation and the issues were resolved. Grazie mille, per sempre amico mio!!! ~ "Mikey", The Harbor, Illinois
    I enjoyed working with Elie Kardoush. Very professional and communicated great. Will definitely work with him in the future! He went above and beyond. He FaceTimed with me when I couldnt get up there to physically see the house. He is very patient, Im a very forward person about what Im thinking and he was always professional and helpful. If you choose to work with Elie, you wont regret it. ~ Tiffany Burckhardt Zion Illinois
    As a first time home-buyer Elie was extremely helpful connecting me the people who would helped me better understand the buying process and what it would take to own a home. Elie was knowledgeable with the area we were looking to buy in and knew where to look on homes to see if there could be any potential future issues with the homes. ~ Sara Douglas, Racine, WI
    I was in the process of moving my entire family from Tennessee to Chicago. It was an extremely stressful move and without Elie's professionalism and knowledge I do not believe it would have happened. Me and my family are very grateful for all of his hard work. ~ Daniel Perkins, Spring Grove IL
    We are not from the area we purchased a home in so we had to rely heavily on Elies knowledge of the area and that he had our best interests at heart. We have a rather sensitive purpose to our purchase and found him to be very accommodating to our needs. We appreciated the courtesy and compassion shown during our experience in purchasing a home and the manner to which he worked with our sons to find an appropriate place that suited our needs and wants. Awesome to work with. ~ Joye and Brian Sarka, Harvard, IL
    Everything above is absolutely true. If I had to buy or sell again I would only use him. ~ Brandon
    I was a first time home buyer and Elie helped me alot to learn the processes involved with real estate sales inside and out. Elie was higly knowledgeable of the complete process and it was highly evident that he has been doing this job for years. I wouldn't have entrusted any other realtor with my home purchase. Elie always made time to assist even though there was a 2 hour time difference. Sometimes I felt bad because he was working all hours of the day to help me out because of the time difference. I felt completely safe working with Elie and never once did I feel he was trying to get over on me. As a first time home buyer, I was so thankful I received Elie as my agent. I trusted his judgement in all the homes he looked at for my wife and I. He would always let me know what he thought of the home and would point out any issues that could occur which was a plus for us because we were utilizing the VA loan. Elie was extremely helpful and understanding. Also, I never felt once that he was trying to lead me just so that he could get a higher commission. He was honest and straightforward which we greatly appreciated. He was extremely well versed in real estate on both sides of the house from the loan process to the negotiations themselves. If i could use Elie to buy a house anywhere in the world, there is no question that I would and that is a guarantee. ~ David E Bishop Jr., San Diego, CA
    He is professional and communicates in timely manner. Great to work with. If he didnt know the answer he made the effort to find it. Accessible and trustworthy. ~ Trish, Kenosha WI
    Elie was a pleasure to have as my real estate agent. He never left any questions unanswered and always responded promptly. With his hardwork and dedication I was able to close on my house in less than a month! I most definitely will suggest Elie to anyone I know who is selling or wanting to purchase a home. ~ Rana Salah, Kenosha WI
    Elie was a great negotiator and always kept our best interests in mind while we were dealing with him. While we were looking for houses we would change our needs and areas of interest, no problem for Elie he would just change with us and always listened to our concerns. Elie was very knowledgeable and always willing to answer questions,and concerns! ~ Jerry and Patti, Gurnee Il
    Elie Kardoush was very knowledgeable and very patient. He was knowledgeable about the areas, taxes, and value of the houses. I was a first time home buyer so his knowledge was extremely helpful. I looked for so many houses for months and he continued to patient & positive. Thank you Elie Kardoush for making the process painless. ~ Tawanda Joyner, Round Lake Beach
    Elie was always willing to take me house searching. It didnt matter whether we looked at 12 houses on a Saturday afternoon, or 2 houses at 9pm on a winter weekday. He always made time for my needs and gave it 100%. Awesome guy, very approachable, knowledgeable, and adaptable ~ Daisy Ambriz, Zion
    Without reservation, I can honestly state that Elie Kardoush was THE best broker/agent we have ever worked with. His commitment to my family and I were without a doubt the best we've experienced. As this was an out-of-state move for us, we relied heavily on Elie to provide us with the necessary local knowledge, photos, and insights to make sound decisions and select the right home. Regardless of the time of day or the numbers of questions we had, Elie returned our e-mails and phone calls promptly and while we know we weren't, he made us feel as though we were his only clients. Elie's kindness, professionalism, and genuine concern for our family's happiness were evident throughout the entire selection and purchasing process. He provided us with top notch service every step of the way and we couldn't be happier in our new home. During closing, Elie helped us avoid several situations that could have been very costly for us and lead to other issues later. We will always be grateful for Elie's commitment to us and for everything he did to assist in buying our home. Thank you Elie! ~ Doug Savell, Lake Villa
    Only positive things to say about my time spent with Elie. I couldn't be happier with how the purchase of my new home has gone. He showed exceptional knowledge regarding the purchase process from start to finish and his professionalism and attention to detail were consistent throughout. Overall, a pleasure to work with and kept the process running smoothly during every step of the way. I would recommend Elie to anyone in this area. ~ Rachel Spencer, Antioch IL
    Elie was an amazing professional while dealing with the sale of my house. I felt that he genuinely cared for what was best for me. I was very impressed with how resourceful and efficient he was when it came to taking care of things that are usually hard for a home owner to deal with due to the emotional involvement one tends to have with a property. Elie was very aware of this and would take care of everything for me. I had to deal with nothing at all. He made the sale easy, smooth and painless! In terms of his character, he is very understanding, patient, kind and a problem solver. I would definetely recommend him or use him again in the future if I ever bought a property again. Thanks Elie! ~ Cristina, Chicago


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