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Cory Kohut


When my wife and I decided to tour open houses in Oak Park one Sunday afternoon, we didn’t find the home of our dreams. Instead, we found a really great real estate agent who worked incredibly hard to help us find and secure our dream home. From the start, Cory was incredibly helpful and friendly. Unlike the agents from the other houses we saw that day, Cory actually made good on his promise to follow up with us that evening and sent us a list of properties that may suit our needs. From there, we knew that this was the guy that we wanted to represent our interests when it came to finding a home. I am thankful for having found such an honest and dedicated realtor to help us in our search in finding our dream home. I absolutely plan on recommending that any and all of my friends interested in buying a home work with Cory. -Rob & Abbie

Cory was extremely patient with our questions, very informative, always ready to give us additional information and spent a lot of time talking and listening to our endless issues. Cory is fairly new but he is on his way to being a top realtor. -Jackie

Cory is great! I couldn’t ask for more from an agent in looking for a new home. He impressed me with his quick follow-through and his knowledge of the market. He has made the process seamless and as painless as possible. I am very pleased with the service that Cory has provided. I would highly recommend Cory. -Travis

I had a fantastic experience, as Cory has a high knowledge of the West Chicago ‘burbs, the process of selling and purchasing in Illinois and most important of all, is very responsive and low pressure. It was truly a partnership and my best interests were always at heart. I would and am recommending Team Kohut for any future real estate needs and am very happy with my purchase. -Dave

I purchased my second home through Weichert Realtors. My agent, Cory Kohut, made this process very easy. He worked effortlessly with me and helped me find a home that suited all of my needs. Due to his diligence, I was able to find and acquire my new home within my time frame. To sum it up, Cory is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. For these reasons, I will definitely work with him in the future and gladly refer him to family and friends. Thank you. -Clifton

I met Cory by chance when he the was listing one of the houses I had been privately looking at in the Western Suburbs. After just a few minutes of speaking with him I knew right way he was the relator I wanted to use to purchase my next home. Buying a new home can be very stressful but his warm personality and thoughtful approach put me at ease. Cory is very knowledgeable,patient and honest above all else. He brought these key qualities and so much more to my house hunt. I felt that he had had my best interests in mind at all times.. He’s was very knowledgable of the area and gave great tips on location and housing options. During the buying process he excelled in negotiations and facilitating a fast smooth closing process. I am so glad that I was able to work with Cory and cannot recommend him highly enough! -Jennifer & Linda

My husband and I closed on our first home and we couldn’t have done it without Barbara and Cory Kohut. We were nervous and had no clue what we were getting into. I remember having a conversation with my director regarding our decision to purchase and her response was “I feel sorry for you”. Needless to say her comment did not help our anxiety, but we moved forward on our journey to homeownership. Pre team Kohut we had a different real estate broker who left us hanging in the wind with negotiating and other important decisions as it related to our purchase. After a few showings we decided to go with another broker and we hit the jack pot with Barbara and Corey. This mother son team is amazing! My initial thoughts of Barbara were positive; I felt she had a welcoming spirit which helped with all the anxiety that comes with purchasing a home. From the start Barbara answered all of our questions and if she didn’t know, she found out and got back to us right away. Barbara and Cory were very responsive and knowledgeable. Barbara went above and beyond to make sure we were informed and comfortable with every decision we made in the process. It was important to her and Corey that we had a level of trust and they both did a great job of building that trust with every interaction. No question went unanswered. I often told her I could not have gotten through the process without team Kohut. Barbara and Corey are committed and they care about their clients. Due to an injury Barbara was not sure if she could make it to the closing. I was disappointed, but I understood why she couldn’t make it. At the closing we were there signing papers and Barbara came in the see us through. I was extremely happy. I jumped up and gave her a big hug. Even when she was down, she showed up. Barbara and Corey thank you so very much for your support and hard work, we appreciate you both. -Loranda & Marcus

I highly recommend working with Corey, from the first day he was on top of everything to make sure my family and I saw houses we liked. He was always prepared when showing us houses. He took the time to even look outside of the areas we wanted but that weren’t too far from what we wanted. Every time he received a house he immediately notified me so we can go see it. Overall very pleased with him, we are very happy with his service in helping us find our new home! -Mireya

My husband and I looked at more than 50 houses with Cory. He was always very resourceful and pleasant to work with. He understood what kinds of house we wanted and informed us in a timely manner, so that we wouldn’t lose an opportunity to look at them. He was very friendly and responded very promptly. He always told us both good and bad qualities of each house, which was why we could trust him as an agent. Overall, we had such a great experience with Cory in searching for our new house as well as in selling our old home. I would highly recommend him to my friends. – Hyun and Kyuyeon

Cory is the best real estate agent in the Oak Park/Forest Park area. I met Cory on accident actually – I was eavesdropping on a young couple making their wedding plans at the Marion Street Cheese Market. I asked them if they wanted to buy a very cute little house in Forest Park. They said no, but the young man asked if I needed an agent and said he would pass my name and number along to his brother and mother. Cory was absolutely an outstanding choice to sell my home. He was top notch in terms of knowing the market, knowing how to find buyers, how to market my unique home, negotiating the price both I and the buyers were happy with, and doing everything to ensure an easy closing. Cory is a really great communicator and super responsive, which was essential as I was living out of state throughout the sale of my house. He has energy in spades, which made me feel confident that anything that needed to be done, he would do it. In short, Cory was “me” for me since I was out of state. I trusted him completely and he delivered. I would absolutely recommend the Cory & Barbara Kohut team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. They are lifelong Oak Park residents and know the area, they know houses, they have great relationships with other brokers, and are extremely nice people. Their team at Wiechert Realtors support them in production of marketing materials and contacting sellers when there is a showing. I had only positive interactions with everyone on Cory’s team. -Rebecca

Cory did a great job helping us find exactly what we needed and made our relocation to Chicago much easier. We had a difficult closing and he continually stayed on top of things and really looked out for our best interest. I would highly recommend him. -Hayne

My wife and I highly recommend Barbara and Corey Kohut, the best realtor team in the area. We met this dynamic duo trough our daughter and her husband who worked with Barb and Cory in buying their Oak Park home earlier this year. They were so happy with team Kohut, we didn’t even bother considering anyone else when it became time to buy our Berwyn. I asked what in particular did you like about working with the Kohuts? They mentioned several things – Attentive without being pushy. Initially they were only looking at houses so Barb listened carefully to what they needed and didn’t bother them until she had a a solid suggestion. This made the house hunt very efficient. Considering my kids’ hectic work schedule, the Kohut’s mindful attention was exactly what they needed. Attention to detail. This was the kids first trip through the new home buyer’s anxiety swamp. So much to know, so much to learn and it all seem far to risky. The Kohuts quiet, confident competent manner provided the exactly the guidance and support needed to keep the kids sane, safe and secure in the biggest purchase of their lives. Follow up. The Kohuts monitored every step of the process, keeping the kids informed as to developments, outlining next steps, and addressing even their tiniest concern quickly and patiently. Advise. This is tricky. Advice can be good, bad or just plain wrong. The Kohuts stuck to their knitting, advising expertly about market conditions, the mortgage process, interest rates and the negotiation process. Negotiation and communication are their strongest points. Changing homes if awash with anxiety which can quickly lead to misunderstandings and doubt. The Kohuts kept communication open, accommodating and fair for all parties. With their guidance, the entire process was so smooth, my daughter paraphrased Chicago Cubs Allstar Ernie Banks, “Let’s buy two!” Well, that was their experience. That wasn’t ours. Ours was better. We were under a time restraint. Through blind luck, we were able to sell our Oak Park home directly to a buyer but we had to find another house fast Transitioning houses and get tangled and very expensive if the timing fails. The Kohuts sensed our urgency and responded accordingly. Their attention to detail was constant, following up at every turn and offering thoughtful accurate and realistic advice. And we got the perfect house for us. We could not be happier. So there you have it. When working with the Kohuts home buying is so easy, you also may say, “Let’s buy two!” -John & Karen

My husband and I worked closely with Cory. When we began our house hunt, we interviewed realtors in hopes of finding a good one. Initially we went with one who was highly recommended and had won many awards. Please don’t be fooled by awards. It was such a disappointed experience. We stopped seeing this particular realtor for a number of reasons and found Cory, who from the start was awesome. He spent so much time with us, on the phone and so much time showing us houses. I felt like he got a real feel for what we wanted and needed and then really worked hard to find it for us. He offered great suggestions and feedback. He was willing to negotiate for us, and was not intimidated or afraid. My biggest compliment to Cory is his honesty. I trusted his judgement and feedback, and he really works hard to work for you. He knew the areas well, and if he didn’t know a particular area he was honest about that. He gave great suggestions on how to find information and where to start or look. It always felt like Cory was looking out for our best interest. If he ran across a house, he would contact us and let us know we should move fast and see this one, or merely point out houses that might be of interest to us. Seeing houses with him was easy, and he was readily available. He is knowledgeable and explained many things to us. I had purchased a house in the past, and had a horrible experience with that realtor. Cory would take his time to educate us as well on foreclosures, short sales, purchases, etc. I would highly recommend Cory Kohut to anyone. I feel lucky to have worked with him. -Maria

I began working with Cory and Barbara Kohut towards the end of May 2014 when I decided to sell my home in Oak Park. They gave me an extensive list of things that I should do to make more home more saleable. Since I was in no hurry to move, I worked with a local handyman to get my home ready for sale. I got rid of much clutter and thought that the home had a lot of appeal when I listed the home in early November. During this process I was keeping in contact with Cory Kohut. Initially I listed the home $10000 more than was suggested by Cory. Cory held several open houses and there was a lot of traffic in viewing the home. After a couple of months I reduced the price of the home by $10,000. Towards the end of February 2015 I received an offer for the home. Through negotiations between the buyer’s agent and Cory we came to an agreed purchase price that I was satisfied with. The buyer’s had some problems in getting their credit approved for the FHA mortgage and Cory handled himself professionally during this process. They finally got approval and my house closed on 5/1/15. I found Cory to have very good knowledge about the real estate market in Oak Park and the surrounding Western Suburbs. I would certainly recommend Cory and Barbara Kohut to anyo0ne interested in buying and selling a home in the Western Suburbs. -John