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Client Reviews

This was the 6th time my wife and I bought or sold a home, and working with Ryan was our best experience with a Realtor. Although we never met him in person, we felt he was more competent and responsive than the other Realtors we’ve used. He also gets points for working at weird hours of the day. He was available when our buyers decided that they wanted to do all their negotiating on Father’s day when Ryan was hosting a party at his house. Our house sold for more than 600k, which means that using typical agents would have cost us more than 30k, but the package we chose with Ryan only cost $500 (plus 16k for the buyers’ agent), and the only difference in service was that he was actually better than other Realtors we’ve used. This convinces me that standard Realtors make a killing for the amount of work they actually do, their cost made sense before the internet, but now their income to work ratio is completely unfair to us buyers and sellers. By contrast, the business model of Circle One seems more than fair, it seems generous. I highly recommend Ryan Cherney and Circle One. He will be my first call if I ever have the need for a Realtor again.

Ken – Palatine


Circle One Realty, where you can list your home on the MLS for a flat fee, is one of the best-kept secrets! We used them to sell our South Elgin home in July 2018. We highly recommend Ryan Cherney to anyone selling a home. A few days into the listing, we wanted to change some of our pictures and text within our listing. No problem! We uploaded them to Circle One and they swapped them out and deleted the pictures we wanted to be deleted. Ryan is always available to answer any questions and provided help when we had multiple offers—no difference between the “traditional full service” agent services. This is the future of real estate! Sellers actually do all the prep work anyway, so why pay someone 2.5% to list your home on MLS when you can pay Circle One Realty a few hundred? We wrote a description, set the price ourselves based on online research, conducted the open houses, and we were able to sell our Single Family home without any problems. We saved over 15k in commission by not using a traditional listing agent. On the MLS, sellers state the commission that they are willing to pay the buyer’s broker. If the buyer is not represented, then you can save the full commission, usually 5% (split 50/50 between buyer’s and seller’s agents). It is a great way to save money and be in control of selling your home. Most agents boldly state that they can get more for your house through listing with them, we have found that this is not the case. We agree with the reviewer who said, “YOU are the best person to sell your home!”

Alex – South Elgin


We used Ryan to sell a townhouse. We went with his least expensive package and we saved thousands of dollars! He did a great job negotiating the sale and he always returned my emails and calls very quickly. I would use him again!

Kerrie – Cary


Thank you, Ryan, for all your support!, Your knowledge of the overall MLS listing requirements, along with your expert guidance navigating us through the total process/documents required from beginning to end was excellent. Your professionalism during negotiations was added value to our selling the property.

Chris – Wheaton


Would highly recommend using Ryan Cherney for selling a home. After listing with Ryan, our house sold in two days. He was very helpful with the whole process of selling. Also saved thousands of dollars in Realtor fees.

Mike – Yorkville


It was a pleasure working with Ryan Cherney. He is super responsive and available 24/7. He made the otherwise stressful selling process very easy. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to list their property.

Tom – Palatine


Ryan was helpful, not only in listing our property for a fraction of other brokers, but he found us our new home and we received part of the commission. We found him to be very friendly and hardworking. I have already recommended him to clients.

Mike – Tinley Park


Selling our home with Ryan Cherney was one of the smartest decisions we made! Not only did we save thousands of dollars in Realtor fees, but easily sold our home with Ryan’s guidance and expertise. We had a contract in under 2 weeks and Ryan made himself available every step of the way—right up until the closing day. Thanks, Ryan!

Tarah – Oswego

When we were getting ready to sell our last house, we wanted to test the waters before we decided to list with anyone. We put up a free listing on Zillow. The challenge with this is, you get no reach because you are not on the MLS. As you can imagine, we had a TON of calls, voicemails, and e-mails from agents everywhere offering to help us. For the record, I NEVER answer cold calls as I usually reach out on my own after doing my own research and I rarely if ever return one. Ryan Cherney is the exception and in early May, I returned his voicemail. There was something about the logic of what he does that just made sense. He didn’t feel like your typical sales guy. So, we decided to give him a shot. From the day he left us a voicemail offering to help us, to the time we closed on our house was literally less than 8 weeks (even including the contingent contract we entered). Ryan is a man who does what he says he’s going to do and is a true partner in the process. I never, for a second, felt a gap in the process and he was 110% responsive throughout. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. The best part was we saved a TON of money in sellers commission fees. I would recommend Ryan to anyone— family, friends, etc. Happy selling!

Erica – Buffalo Grove


Ryan helped us sell our daughter’s condo, providing excellent advice and service at a very reasonable price. The contract was clear and we were able to list the property, update pictures several times, add open houses, and be seen on all the real estate websites. He helped us with the buyer’s Realtor and negotiations. We will work with Ryan again and highly recommend Circle One Realty.

Denis – Chicago


We tried to sell on our own because we didn’t originally want to use a Realtor. We decided to hire Ryan Cherney to list us on MLS which was the best decision we could have made. One day after listing, we sold our house. Ryan always answered every question no matter how silly and was very patient with us. We highly recommend Ryan.

Susan – Sycamore


It was great working with Ryan. He clearly laid out a detailed plan and it worked great! Sold the house in just a few days and closed in about 30 with no issues. Highly recommended.

Tim – Gurnee

My husband and I are extremely happy about the service Ryan provided. He explained the contract well and fulfilled on all points. We had previously listed with a traditional real estate agent and had no results in 6 months and very few viewings. We sold our house in 10 days after listing with Ryan Cherney at Circle One Realty. Each step of the process went smoothly and we got all the attention and support we needed. I have sold 7 properties in the past and this was the easiest sale ever and it cost the least. We could not rate Ryan more highly.

Leslie – Marengo


Ryan was wonderful to work with! He provided all of the services of a Realtor taking a percentage of the sale of your home for a flat fee. On top of that, he has years of experience and expertise to help you through the process of selling. It was a great experience all the way through. He was there for us every step of the way and was extremely responsive, made me feel like I was his only client.

Stephanie – Grayslake


We chose Circle One Realty and Ryan because we felt like it was a great value and we didn’t want to pay many thousands of dollars for someone just to enter our home on the MLS. We were a little nervous going with a flat fee service at first but Ryan was helpful and reassuring throughout the entire process. We got a professional-looking yard sign, lockbox, and our home was listed within hours on the MLS, Zillow, and all the major websites just hours after getting our information submitted. Our calls and questions were answered promptly and Ryan made it feel like a full-service listing the whole way through. Our home sold 1 week after listing! This was the first home that we sold and we are so glad we chose Ryan and Circle One! Do not hesitate to go with a flat fee service and I would recommend Circle One to my friends and family.

Bill – Aurora


We used Ryan as our listing agent to sell our home in Lemont. He was easy to communicate with and talked me off the ledge daily. We had an offer the first day on the market and sold in 7 days. It was such an easy experience and I have been telling everyone I know to use his services. It could not be easier and huge savings for our family. Thank you Ryan and I am so lucky you called me and I listened.

Holly – Lemont

Ryan listed and sold our house in eight days. We saved over $6,500 in Realtor commissions. Ryan is very passionate about his business. He guided us through the whole process step by step. I have referred several of my friends to Ryan at Circle One Realty. Why pay the high commissions to other agents, when you can pay a flat one-time fee to Circle One Realty? Very satisfied customer.

Damon – Lake In The Hills


I was skeptical at first but so glad I went with Circle One Realty. Saved me $12k and Ryan made it super easy. His passion for his business was only outdone by his customer service. When you consider the time and money Circle One Realty saved me, it truly is a “no brainer!”

Matthew – Wheaton


Ryan is a true professional and is extremely easy to work with because he cares about his clients. I would recommend Ryan to anybody selling their property. He keeps you up to date on all matters concerning your property and of course, you save big $$$ going with Ryan.

Sara – Streamwood