Larry Desmond

    Larry Desmond

    My Client Testimonials

    Larry and his assistant Maureen are a FANTASTIC TEAM!!! ~ Mark Taylor Beachpark
    Larry is very professional and his response time is absolutely outstanding! I highly recommend Larry and his team. ~ Julie Peters
    Growing up in Waukegan, I was very aware of Larry Desmond after seeing yard signs and billboards over many, many years. I did a lot of online research before selecting Larry and everything I saw and read about him reinforced my belief that he was the most knowledgeable, most respected, most successful real estate broker in the area. It was also very important to me that I selected a broker with a high level of integrity and I firmly believe that everyone who has dealt with Larry would agree with that. (Note: Our home was sold in two days and we received full asking price.) ~ Charlene Temeyer - Waukegan, IL
    I selected Larry Desmond due to his history with the local area and heard from other realtors that they respected him. Larry Desmond and his associate Maureen promptly responded to all my questions and requests. I would consider using them in the future for any other real estate needs. ~ Marta Gauthier, Waukegan IL
    Good negotiator and quick seller. Outstanding, professional, caring and friendly. Maureen Solache was very friendly, professional, and made the deal go very easy. Century 21 Affiliated is very lucky to have a highly professional and respected associate like Maureen. Received three offers the first day of showing. Totally very satisfied. ~ Charles Sineway, Waukegan, Il
    Ok thankyou ~ Antonio c Chaidez in Waukegan il
    We were very impressed with the whole team and are grateful for the wonderful service. We look forward to working with you again in the near future. ~ Jennifer, Beach Park
    We have worked with Larry Desmond and his team on other properties and they have always done an excellent job. I highly recommend Larry and his team to anyone selling their home. ~ Walter Miltimore Spring Grove, IL
    Larrys knowledge and years of experience speaks volumes. ~ M. Schmitt Waukegan
    Larry and his friends helped prepare my home for sale, and got the job done quickly. ~ Lauri and James Bennett
    Larry is the number 1 ~ Maria Cuevas
    When you desk with Larry Desmond you can rest assured he will take care of all the details. We are very happy ~ Karen Rhoton. Beach Apark, IL
    Very professionally handled. Well pleased. We were apprised of every step to closing. ~ Audrey Thompson. Grayslake, Illinois
    Larry Desmond has had a life-long sales career for a good reason. He is very knowledgeable and conscientious. I felt I was in good hands. This was the second property I bought or sold using his services. His assistant, Maureen Salache, was my initial contact and she was also very good, offering many open house showings. They complemented each other with their services. ~ Mary Lou Bugge, Waukegan, IL
    He is trustworthy. ~ Michael S. Danian Waukegan, Illinois
    Larry Desmond is a stellar realtor. His market knowledge is unsurpassed. Weve worked with Larry previously and I wouldnt hesitate to work with him again in the future. Our home sold within two days! ~ Farris family Beach Park, IL
    Thank you great job ~ Gary Apfelbaum 42328 North Oak Ln., Antioch, IL
    A real pro. ~ R M Chicago
    Larry was on point. He brought everything to initial appointment. We were immediately impressed Top notch and knows Waukegan Larry was outstanding ~ Kelvin Johnson-Minor, LaPlace LA
    When our Mom died it was the most difficult time of our life! We knew we had to sell the house and Winter was rapidly approaching. My sister and I lived 6 - 8 hours away in opposite directions, so we needed a team that could meet our exacting needs which included a "makeover" of the interior of the home. Our first appointment with Larry included an introduction to a handyman that made this "makeover" a true show place for a very reasonable price. Larry wanted the home listed within 30 days, and Marty made it happen. From day one of the listing contract we had showings that quickly resulted in 3 offers within 3-4 weeks time. Once we had an accepted offer and repairs needed to be made, Larry again brought in our wonderful Handyman who met our needs quickly and professionally. The closing was within 2 months of the listing date! Larry called or texted me daily with updates and never failed to follow through on questions that came up along the way. Truly outstanding performance from everyone involved in the sale of our Mom's house! It is still a bit bittersweet - since she had lived there for 56 years and we both grew up there. However it is now time for a new family to fill our home with love and make their own special memories. We can't thank Larry and Century 21 Affiliated enough for their excellence and dedication to this project. ~ Julie Sexton, Ironwood, MI
    Larry was very professional, sold my mom's house quickly 10 years ago. My sister hired him, when I told her my house was finally for sale she asked if I hired Larry and I said of course! He knows Waukegan like the back of his hand, I followed his advice and I am very happy with the results! Always returns calls or texts quickly and kept me informed, I would recommend Larry Desmond ~ C B. Waukegan
    Sold House in 2 hours with proper market pricing. Larry knew exactly where to price our house for maximum dollar for us with quick sale. ~ Keith Artelt Waukegan, Illinois
    Larry is so professional and knowledgeable about the Waukegan area. I was selling my mother's home and working remotely with Larry. It was so very simple. I big load off my mind knowing that Larry would handle things seamlessly. Cheri Solomon ~ Cheri Solomon
    When I told my friends about the sale of my house, they couldn't believe it. a couple of them said when they are ready to sell, Larry will be the first one they call. In fact, one of my friends, named Bill, did use Larry to sell his house and was very impressed with him. ~ Chuck Swasas, Mesa, AZ
    Larry will get the job done. He is very responsive and goes the extra mile. ~ Park City, Illinois
    Larry's knowledge of the area and credibility are invaluable when doing a home search. There's no one better! ~ Kristi White, Waukegan, IL
    I would highly recommend Larry for the sale of your home! ~ Jan Mosley, Wadsworth, IL
    House sold in 2 days! 4th house Larry has sold for me. Known him 30 plus years. ~ Bill Reiher Racine Wisconsin
    Larry Desmond knew the market well and provided documentation of simular homes sold so we were confident in the pricing of our home. ~ Mike Hamann, Surprise AZ
    At our time of need after our mother passed away, this was a hard time to sell family home and Larry & his assistants took the worry and concern out of it for us. This was very reassuring to us to have a realtor with Larrys qualifications and kind temperament to lead us to closing. We also worked with Larrys 2 assistants that did an excellent job of communicating what we needed in the process of selling. They are both dedicated to Larry to keep him # 1 realtor. ~ Sharon Harris
    We have sold properties in California, Texas and Illinois, but we never had the service we were provided by Larry Desmond. He was exceptional, dedicated and considerate, we couldn't have wished for anything better. ~ Patty Miltimore, Wadsworth, IL
    Fortunately as being first time home owners we had the plesure of meeting Larry and having him help us out through this journey he was very helpful understanding, friendly and patient, and we couldn't have pick anyone else to help us purchased our first home, we will forever be grateful for such good experience ~ Raul catalan , mundelein
    larry is a friend reliable has done 3 sales for us very comsiderate ~ elm knoll gurnee il
    Larry Desmond is the consummate real estate professional. He was responsive, mindful of our wishes, and quick to track a lead. Larry has a vast amount of market knowledge and he's eager to serve his clients by sharing what he knows and acting as their partner rather than just a representative. Bravo! ~ M. Pokorny - Lake Bluff, Illinois
    good job - quick sale - easy to work with ~ richard roehr
    As always, Larry worked hard to make the sale happen. Larry was quick to answer all calls and to have the involved parties, "on the same page." ~ Douglas Sauer, Beach Park
    Mr, Desmond is so organized and he also is vary helpful if you need to get contractors to fix things So that your property will sell faster he has many contacts like attorneys to help with the sale contractors he also Will do a market analysis. He is patient with you, he breaks down all the fees so that your not surprised at the closing of your property. And he is a very nice person ~ Greg Spivey
    Larry is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about the real estate market in Lake County, IL. He was responsive to our questions and returned calls promptly. He also kept us informed about what was happening and any activity regarding the sale of our house. I would definitely recommend him to others. ~ Ruth Ann Wiesemann
    My wife and I have used Larry Desmond and two occasions; once to purchase a lot to build our first home and 25 years later to sell the same home. Larry knows the Lake County home sales market and has a wealth of experience in helping his clients with the sale of their homes. He friendly, helpful and a good listener; and he is backed by the his associates at the Century 21 Affiliated Office. ~ Art and Barb Muller, Grayslake
    Did a excellent job and took care of all of our needs ~ Gary Ostermiller
    Larry was awesome from our first meeting. He was very knowledgeable and professional and also a very personable agent. He was always available to answer any of my questions and guided me through the whole experience,explaining each step along the way. I was selling my mother's home who had passed away a few years ago,that alone was hard because of sentimental reasons.I also had to deal with a very hard nosed sister (but I still love her!) and she had 4,000 questions along the way. She refused to have anything to do with the sale,but always had questions for ME to ask! Larry was very patient and understanding and always took the time to answer them for me so I could relay them to her. It all turned out well in the end and I am grateful to Larry for helping me through a very difficult experience.I would highly recommend Larry to the next person who asks for advice or suggestions on an agent. ~ Gary Golwitzer Lindenhurst,Illinois
    This is the second time we have used Larry Desmond. He is very knowledgeable, prices the house to appraise and sell, he keeps in constant communication. If he can't answer your question he knows someone who can. ~ Cheryl - Beach Park
    Larry was terrific during the whole process. He was always available to take a call and helped resolve whatever issue arose. Thanks Larry! ~ Chris O'Connor, Illinois
    Selling is a new experience for me. Larry was very supportive, accessible and professional. Couldn't have been happier. Highly recommend him, ~ Nancy Darby, North Chicago
    My daughter Kym worked as a mortgage lender in Illinois and knew of Larry's reputation and being a top agent in the area for many years. He was the only agent we considered listing the home with. Larry and his team provided impeccable service! We could not have asked for a better Realor! He was on top of everything from the first call through closing. ~ Marlene Alfano, Phoenix, AZ
    Larry was courteous and on time with helpful tips for homes selling in my area. Always returned my phone calls even on the weekends. I would recommend Larry Desmond for a positive real estate transaction. ~ Kurt Lenz, Waukegan
    Trustworthy and reliable and knowledgeable ~ Michael S. Danian Waukegan
    See Previous Message ~ Thomas Lang 2719 West Bonnie Brook Lane, Waukegan, ILL 60087
    After our property did not sell for a year with another broker, we knew we needed to be more selective in choosing a real estate agent. We interviewed several agents in nearby areas. We were impressed with Larry Desmond's knowledge and understanding of the local market, successful sales record, professional experience and genuine personality. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Larry Desmond. He delivered on everything we expected and hoped for. In today's market, it is important to have an agent who understands not only price points, but also buyer interest. He successfully guided us through the whole process with a record offer within 24 hours of the listing and closing in 4 weeks! He is an absolute pleasure to work with and demonstrates an excellent work ethic. He listens and expertly advises. Additionally, he has a top-notch team who work collaboratively and excel at their roles. We highly recommend Larry Desmond for buying or selling property. Please refer to the previous comments which also addressed Larry Desmond's performance. In summary, he is an outstanding real estate agent and person. Across the board...excellent! The Broker staff consists of experts who work collaboratively to assure a smooth property sale. They are professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Together working with Larry Desmond, they are an amazing team. ~ Joel and Donna W., Beach Park, IL
    Mr. Desmond was referred to me by my lawyer in order to sell a home. He said what needed to be done in order to get the home sold and kept me updated along every step of the way. Needless to say, the home was under contract in 2 days. I decided to use him for the purchase of a new home. He was in constant contact and quick to respond to my requests. He listened to my home needs and took everything I said into consideration. He always followed through and was timely. After a few home visits, he helped me find the home of my dreams. He helped me every step of the way, even contacting the current home owner in order for me to purchase some of her furniture before the moving sale. I appreciate his hard work. I will definitely refer anyone selling a home or purchasing one to Larry Desmond. ~ Janice Henderson & Waukegan
    Larry Desmond and the Century 21 Affiliated staff were top notch professionals. I give thanks to Larry Desmond and the Century 21 Affiliated staff for their help in both selling my house and the purchase of my new home. ~ Dave Sierra, Gurnee
    Larry Desmond was available at all times. I talked/called him many times and at different times of the day. I even called him several times late at night, and there were times we were working on transactions at 11:00pm, and later. He helped me through the use of the computer so that we could complete transactions late at night. Larry and Maureen and other office personnel were at several property viewing when I wanted to see the property again. Maureen was a great help. She even reminded me that the title company owed me a check, I had wired to much money for the closing. I was ready to go home to live in my new house. ~ David Sierra, Gurnee, Illinois
    Larry, please allow me this opportunity to let you know how pleased Marlene and I are with the amazing work you did selling our home. It had to be in Gods plan for us to have such a caring and professional realtor placed in our path. We both feel truly blessed to have met you and even more blessed to have had you working in our best interest. Thank you very much for everything you have done! Larry made everything very professional. Awesome person and salesman!!!! ~ Ron Goodson, Salem Wisconsin/ sold home in Waukegan Il.
    I have lived in Waukegan all my life and as far as I am concercend Larry is the best in the area ~ Richard Gillespie
    Larry is "over the top" responsive. His communication is exceptional! I always felt like I could call, text or email him and he ALWAYS responded. I truly appreciated working with him. I hope he's mentoring up and coming realtors; he can certainly teach them how to be successful!! It wasn't a large brokerage fee, but he worked hard, none the less. I originally reached out to another realtor who supposedly specialized in working with the elderly, but she basically told me "it wasn't worth her time" to sell a mobile home as there was so little money in it for her!! Thank you, Larry!!! NO COMPLAINTS!!!! ~ Eileen Jordan, Lake Villa
    Thanks Larry, you were very professional through rough times and always helpful with repairs and advice . ~ Ken &Cathy King
    Larry Desmond was always accessible by phone and responded quickly to any questions we had. He worked with us selling a location from being outside of the area. He went above and beyond to provide someone from his office to be there when the water was shut off when it was impossible for us to be there. Also, he gave us great leads on carpet, a painter and maintenance when getting the location ready to sell. I would recommend Larry Desmond to anyone in the area especially first time sellers. He made selling easy! ~ Jessi M, Madison WI
    Thanks Larry, you made the sale quick and painless. ~ Bob Butkus Byrdstown TN
    I am so incredibly pleased with my experience with Larry as happy as I am to own my first home I look forward to many more homes purchased through him He was able to adapt to my preference of communication quickly and it was much appreciated ~ Amanda J Underwood, Wadsworth
    Larry Desmond is the top agent in the area. I give him my highest recommendation. Larry goes above-and-beyond anyone else in his field. He was always there to help anytime I had a question and followed through with every small detail. If you want the best agent in town, Larry Desmond is the person to hire. ~ Rebecca Despain - Waukegan, IL
    Overall experience was great ~ Cynthia weakley
    Having known Larry Desmond for years did help me decide to use him for this sale, but I knew he would be able to do it quickly and at a good price. He came through again and we were satisfied and shocked it happened so quickly. We are now two happy people living our dream in Florida. Thank you Larry. ~ Marion Koziol, Cape Coral
    Larry is the reason for our choice of broker going back 15 years ago when I saw a T V ad and had had our Knillwood home on the market with another broker for 8 months. At the time we did not know Larry (but later remembered we had gone to school together). Larry sold our home in 6 weeks. Since then he has sold 3 houses for us and a forth I recommended in Lake Lorest Il. I plan to continue with him for other properties as he informs you from the moment you sign to hours after the closing. Educated, experience, kind and a person who loves his job. ~ Ronchetto family Highwood Illinois
    Even though Larry Desmond had a small disability since he had a stroke, he was on top of everything I wanted and made feel that I matter. It is very rare when you get personal attention in a critical but excitement moment for me and my family. As long as he's around I will recommend him to other buyers and I thank you for keeping around. Thank you Larry for all your hard work and dedication to my needs. I wish you all the best and may You always have a good life. Also thank you fir the beautiful flowers they are a beautiful home warming present. Love them. The Davila family ~ Lorena Davila - Gurnee I'll
    After working with Mr Desmond on a number of properties I realize there's no other realtor as accessible as he is when you need to get in contact with him. No matter the situation, he is always very polite and very respectful and tries to answer your questions as best you can. He also puts a lot into advertising your property on multiple websites and in newspapers. The average realtor just list your property on the MLS and that's it, so if you would like to sell your property quickly I would refer Mr Larry Desmond as the person you need to see. ~ Levon
    Larry gave us advice which made the house sell in one day. ~ Mylo Mygland
    Selling a home is a stressful experience. In our case, we were selling my retired mother's home and moving her out of the area. We (her children) were not in the area and Larry helped us resolve so many issues that arose because of that. Mr. Desmond was the perfect professional...answering all questions and concerns promptly and completely. We found him extremely trustworthy and ethical. I can only hope every home buyer/seller can work with someone like him!! ~ Waukegan
    Larry Desmond, is a true expert in the field of real estate, and had done an excellent job for the entire family in the sale of their homes. I would highly recommend Larry to friends and relatives in the area. ~ Jill DeBates


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