March 8, 2013 – from a West Loop Realtor:

Ted Guarnero Facebook testimonial

June 17, 2012 – from a YoRents qualified rental agent:

Thanks for the Yo referral!

Forwarded message:
I got your names from the YoChicago.com web site. I am looking for a reputable contact in the city to help me locate a rental property. I’m wondering if one of you could work with me, or if you know someone that you would recommend.

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July 22, 2011 – from a video client:

You did a great job! Fabulous video.

Thanks again for making it so easy. I am going to have you do another video for me. I’ll be in touch.

Please send me over the marketing piece that we talked about to add to my listing presentation.

Thanks again!

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June 5, 2011 – comment on our YouTube channel:

YoChicago has become one of my favorite websites to visit. The wealth of information and great videos on your site have helped me narrow down which neighborhoods I should consider when moving to Chicago this fall.

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May 18, 2011 – on Twitter:

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It’s refreshing to find a web site that’s not afraid to tell it like it is. @yochicago

May 16, 2011 – Email from a YoChicago reader:

I am currently looking for an apartment and have, per your advice, avoided using bed bug agencies. Instead, I have instead used only Realtors to search for rental units.
Thanks and keep up the good work.

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May 13, 2011 – From the Realtor representing the ‘Home Alone’ house regarding the video we produced:

Thank you. I very much like what you did with this. Thanks!!! Marissa

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May 11, 2011 – From a YoChicago reader via email:

Good Morning-

I wanted to write to tell you that I think you guys have a great thing going with YoChicago, and really enjoy reading the site. It is nice to see a site filled with honest info, and not the usual scams and corporate nonsense that you see on most real estate “guides.”

I was wondering if there are any plans for a “YoChicago’s at-a-glance Bucktown/Wicker Park apartment list” anytime soon?

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March 18, 2011 – via e-mail

Anyway, thanks again. I hadn’t checked out YoChicago before but it’s a really cool site, and the fact that there’s so much quality video on it must be working out well for you. I know it’s something that people respond to on Patch.
– Jacob Nelson, editor highlandpark.patch.com

March 14, 2011 – from a video comment on our YouTube channel:

I love Chicago, I plan on moving there and thanks to Yochicago, I found my dream home in Lynwood at Wellington Ct…
robsylspiller on YouTube

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Feb 16, 2011 – YoChicago client gets national attention via social media

John Hall AP Video Snapshot

John Hall Homes, a YoChicago client, received national attention from the Associated Press as seen in the above video after promoting a deal through social media, including YoChicago and New Home Notebook.

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Response from a YoChicago video client:

From: Ted Guarnero
To: YoChicago
Date: Feb 3, 2011

1000 W Washington

Message: Let’s do lunch soon, I want to get back on the video program – it works!

Nicholas and I just partnered up with a million dollar buyer that found me from the video at the 1000 Washington triplex.

They just placed an offer on a PH at 501 Clinton.

Ted Guarnero
Baird & Warner


From the Hyde Park Progress blog speaking on a YoChicago video produced for MAC Property Management, LLC’s Windermere House in Hyde Park:

Message: “An interesting video clip of the 2010 Christmas Party at MAC’s Windermere House. Part Reality TV, part unpaid advertising, part infomercial, it is nonetheless interesting to hear the thoughts of Windermere residents, and to see their diversity. Black, white, military, civilian, academic, professional, young and married, old and single, Mana-hattanites in exile, and more — all the things that make Hyde Park the demographic wild card we love are right here.”

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From a client’s website contact form:

First Name: John
Last Name: Smith
Home Phone:
Date: Oct 7, 2010
Email: jsmith@email.com

How I first heard about Astoria Tower: YouTube

Message: Hi, I read about Astoria Tower on a Chicago real estate website (YoChicago.com) and then I was looking at some videos on YouTube of some of the units and I’m very interested in seeing them next week when I am back in Chicago. Thanks for your time.

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Response from a new prospect who found our client on YouTube:

From: Francesca Rose
To: client
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 18:16:28 -0600

Subject: Chicago condos

Hello Beverly,

I enjoyed talking with you just now, and glad that you found my YouTube tour. It is a terrific way to see and learn about a variety of buildings when beginning to do your homework. I just sent you a few listings of the buildings we talked about, and if after your conversation with your mortgage broker confirms your decision to move forward, let’s aim for this Saturday between 1-3 pm to tour 6-7 properties. Give me a call or send me an email after you’ve talked with her, and had a chance to look at the listings I’ve sent. As we discussed, it would make the most sense to tour the neighborhoods in separate visits instead of combining them all in one day. I think you will have fun, and also you will hone your direction after you’ve gotten a feel for the market.

I look forward to next steps!

Expect the Best,

Francesca Rose
The Rose Team
34 Million Sold in 2007
62 Million in 2008

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Response from a YoChicago client:

From: “Robert Darrow”
To: “‘Joe Zekas'”
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 15:55:23 -0500

Subject: RE: Your Boystown videos

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the compliment – you are too kind!

My last video tour of Roscoe Village resulted in a potential customer calling me out of the blue, and I sold him a condo – in South Loop – of all places.


Robert Darrow
Broker Associate, @properties
http://Your WindyCityGuide.com

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