Testimonials

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"Chris was incredibly helpful in assisting us narrow down the right house. He listened to what we wanted and knew Fishtown like the back of his hand to make sure we purchased the right property for our needs and wants."

Zubin

"Chris was recommended to me by my dad when I needed to purchase a new home in Philadelphia. I could not imagine working with anyone else when I purchase my next property. I recommend Chris 1000%. He is an absolute gem!"

Brittany

"I'm a skeptic when it comes to realtors but Chris Hvostal won me over. He knew his business but just as important he was always available, interested in our needs, and completely honest. I would recommend him without hesitation."

Buyer | Seller

"It was a pleasure working with Chris. Communication was great and he did everything he spoke of. Defiantly a man of his word. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy/sell a home. And I also look forward to working with him in the future."

Latisha

"Chris is a true gentleman. He is very hard working and dedicated to his profession. He provided confidence and ease during the real estate process, I highly recommend him and would use him again."

Buyer | Seller

"Chris is the best. He put my home up for sale on a Wednesday and it was sold by Friday. He was easy to communicate with and always made himself available. Please use him if you want to buy or sale a home."

Damita

"I am an investor who rehabs homes and then sells them. Chris is extremely knowledgeable and was able to help me set my price to sell. We had several aggressive bids and we ended up getting more than I expected to get! Chris will definitely sell all my homes in the future."

Seller

"Chris was amazing. His knowledge of the process makes everything so much easier. From getting the appraisal to getting the mortgage to closing was great. Buying a house is a stressful process and having him guide us the whole way made everything so much more manageable."

Buyer

"I purchased an investment property with Chris in Jenkintown, PA. Chris is a great Realtor, I trust him with all of my home purchases. I also have great faith in him as a home seller and I may utilize his services when I sell homes in the future. He has excellent market knowledge."

Buyer

"Chris, was great to work with he was very knowledgeable of all my question that I ask him, he made this a smooth transition, I would definitely recommend him to anyone I know that wishes to sell their home. Thank you again Chris for all of your hard work that you made easy for me."

Lynette

"Chris helped my family sell my late grandfather's home. He kept me informed about what was going on with the sale of the home at all times. Chris always answered me quickly with any questions I had and explained the process step-by-step. I would work with him again and I highly recommend him."

Seller

"When I met Chris, I told him exactly what I was looking for in a house, and how much I was willing to spend. Three weeks later, he contacted me with information on a property. Two months later, we were at the closing table. Chris is a fantastic realtor who is willing to go the extra mile to meet his client's individual needs. I cannot thank him enough."

Buyer

"Chris helped me find the exact home I was looking making sure I hit every check point. His knowledge of construction is an incredible benefit to have on your side to ensure you get the perfect place and ensure you know what you are getting. He’s easy to work with and knows the industry extremely well."

Buyer

"Chris was suppurb in his negotiations to sell the property. His local knowledge and responsiveness to questions regarding all aspects of the property were all met in a timely manner. His expertise in settlement procedures is unsurpassed both having all documentation reviewed not only by himself but by closing agents. A great experience with Chris!"

Buyer | Seller

"Chris, sold my mom's house for me and my family. From the 1st meeting with him to the day of settlement. Chris was on top of everything from open houses to private showings he kept us informed at every phase. Answered every question we had if he didn't know the answer he found out the answer for us. Very professional, he cares about his job more importantly about his customers. I would highly recommend Chris and his Agency!"

Seller

"Chris and his team at Compass made the process of buying a house smooth and quick. Chris is well-experienced and is willing to share his advice and expertise with you. Communication was easy, emails and phone calls, and Chris was willing to work with my non-traditional work hours. I highly recommend Chris and his team for purchasing a home in Philadelphia."

Buyer | Seller

"Chris is the best! We wanted to move back to Philadelphia from Las Vegas! We all know buying a house can be stressful. Try buying one from thousands of miles away. Thanks to Chris help and dedication their wish came true. Chris was always on top of new listings. He knew exactly what we where looking for. He was just amazing! He found us a great house on an amazing block! We are so happy to be home."

Buyer

"I recently had the pleasure of working with Chris Hvostal when looking for my home. From day 1, Chris was extremely responsive and had great suggestions for homes to view based on what I was looking for. All throughout the negotiations and closing Chris was there quickly handling any issues that may have risen. If the time ever comes when I will be looking for a new home, there isn't any question on who my Realtor will be!"

Buyer

"Chris was extremely helpful in the negotiations process. He made it very smooth and easy all the way from the agreement, price deliberations, inspection requirements, etc. I would definitely refer him to anyone looking for an agent who is professional and knowledgeable in the housing industry. I was also surprised to find an agent who is reliable and extremely honest."

Antoinette

"Chris could not have been more helpful in guiding us through the process of selling our house. Chris was always available at a minutes notice day or night. Initially we were a for sale by owner but we would not have been able to get the value that we received for our home if it wasn't for Chris knowledge and professionalism. I give Chris my highest possible recommendation."

Seller

"Chris is persistent and professional! As a first time home buyer looking in a rather competitive area of the city, Chris walked me through the process in great detail and kept up the search as seasons changed and the inventory churned. He never hesitated to speak up when he thought something wasn’t the right fit or the price didn’t make sense. He and the Keller Williams Team were very communicative; I would highly recommend him."

Buyer

"Chris was a pleasure to work with. He has an intimate knowledge of the market, and helped guide me to a great property in my preferred neighborhood. Chris was highly responsive throughout my transaction and quickly solved problems to make sure the purchase closed on time. I recommend Chris to anyone buying or selling property in the Philadelphia area."

Buyer

"I’ve known Chris for about 2 years and I’ve told him several times he’s unlike any realtor I’ve ever met. He’s not a gladhander, he’s smart and has inherent credibility and once we came up with a plan for renting my property I had complete confidence it would be handled properly and professionally. Chris had the place rented in a week with amazing tenants and a long term lease. Having a realtor like Chris is an invaluable resource and I plan on using him for all my personal and professional transactions moving forward."

Seller

"Chris came to me with a strategic plan to sell a difficult to move property and was effectively immediately. Due to some of the properties challenges much of the work was necessary after the sale price was agreed up and Chris worked diligently to guide me through the process and negotiate effectively on my behalf. He maintained professionalism and responsiveness throughout the process and is someone I'd recommend to friends and colleagues."

Jon

"I had a great experience working with Chris and thought he did a great job in every phase of the house buying process. Understanding neighborhoods, budget, needs, and negotiation were all top notch. His team was also very helpful with the closing process, which is often an overlooked part of the realtor selection process. The home buying experience could not have gone smoother and I owe that to Chris and his team. Cannot say enough to recommend him as your realtor."

Alex

"We just closed on a purchase of a condo in Philadelphia and were fortunate to select Chris as our realtor. He made what could have been a very stressful experience into an enjoyable one. He quickly understood what we were looking for and narrowed the showings to those properties that closely met our requirements. He knows the market, knows the business and knows his clients. Chris is a professional in every sense of the word yet highly personable. I would highly recommend him without reservation."

Allan

"I met Chris prior to me being ready to sell my home. He was very respectful of my timeline and waited until the appropriate time to reach out to me. When I engaged his services for both the purchase of my new home and the sale of my current home he immediately pulled together a strategy to do both that perfectly aligned with my needs. He was absolutely a great resource for selling my home and was extremely diligent about assisting with the purchase of my new home. I can honestly say that Chris is a realtor that puts his clients first and I’m truly happy with his services. I’ll be using him on my future needs and will definitely recommend him to my friends and family."

Seller

"Chris is a consummate professional. We began at a coffee shop where he explained every part of the process in detail. I shared my budget and specific things I was looking for, along with neighborhoods I was targeting. He was very transparent about what is possible and suggested neighborhood areas as well. When we proceeded to look at houses, he sent fresh and new listings tailored to what I was looking for. After a few weekends, Chris found a gem of a place that checked every box in Fishtown, at a very reasonable price. His knowledge of the process was fantastic, he was very transparent, made himself available at any time, and was able to negotiate quickly. I'm very grateful."

Buyer

"I could not have been happier with my experience in working with Chris. We met him at an open house and I was immediately impressed with his knowledge and proactive approach. He listened when I mentioned my preferred method of contact and was incredibly communicative throughout the process. Chris made the process for this first-time homebuyer go even more smoothly than I could have hoped. Now that we're getting settled in our new home, Chris has continued to be helpful in connecting me with resources to get some minor repairs resolved and upgrades to the house installed - his network has been invaluable."

Buyer

"My fiancé and I cannot say enough good things about Chris. We had been working with a different realtor for months and we were getting nowhere. Randomly, we met Chris and WEEKS later we had found a house! From the very beginning Chris made us comfortable and confident. Our initial meeting we got to know Chris as a realtor. He explained his approach and what we could expect from him, and the process. He sent us houses that very same day! Chris was extremely knowledgeable about Philadelphia and the areas that we wanted to be in. Having a child and certain real estate goals we had to be specific, and picky. Chris dealt with these demands with flying colors. He never took us to a home that wasn't our style or that wouldn't have interested us, therefore never wasting our time. He was extremely skilled at negotiating, and was there for us literally any time of the day or night. We are so happy to have worked with Chris and plan on it again in the future!"

Buyer

"Chris is very reliable, responsive, knowledgeable, and a honest realtor. Chris understands the process and he can answer all concerns or questions. My husband and I used Chris to sell our home in Fishtown, Philadelphia and also to help purchase a new home in Hatfield, PA. He was able to work with our busy schedule and left availability to view many homes in one day. He took the time to review and explain all documents we signed and was able to assist me and my husband with all questions we had about the process. Chris was also able to resolve any issues that occurred quickly and calmly. Chris was able to respond with-in one day or minutes with any questions we directed at him. Selling and buying a home is a stressful process and choosing to work with Chris during a hectic time made the process much easier. I would highly recommend!"

Seller

"I met Chris at an open house on a Sunday, and after talking with him decided to give him a try. I had already done a significant amount of research and was anxious to look at several houses. Chris readily showed me the properties I wanted to look at, gave me his opinions on the properties, and provided his suggestions. When I decided to put in an offer the whole process went smoothly. There were some non-standard requests I made as part of my offer and Chris was able to successfully convey these to the other party. I'll say these things about Chris. He's hard working, and was willing to work around my schedule. He dresses very well, which I think is important in a profession where high dollar negotiations are occurring. He is good with people and I was happy to have him negotiating on my behalf."

Buyer

"This box isn't large enough to write down all the things Chris did for me. It was like having a Swiss army realtor. Here are just a few things that Chris provided experience/knowledge in: Buying/selling homes in Philadelphia neighborhoods. Consideration of resale value and income properties. Quality of renovation work. Pricing/age of existing house components, i.e. hot water heater, air conditioner, floors. Ballpark costs/ideas of things that could be added to a home to increase property value. Preexisting issues sometimes invisible to the human eye, i.e. mold, water damage, smells In addition to the above, Chris was also extremely helpful in coordinating and facilitating communication between the mortgage lender, contractors, plumbers and anyone else you will need to complete the home buying process. I can't think of anyone I could recommend more than Chris. He crushed it."

Bryan

"Chris was highly knowledgeable and made every step of the buying process effortless. He is from Philadelphia so from the beginning he helped us choose the right neighborhood and street for our needs. Chris helped us negotiate a great price and terms that worked for us. When issues came up along the way, Chris handled them and made it easy for us to continue throughout the home buying process. He was also a great resource for referrals including a home inspector, electrician, etc. My wife and I would recommend Chris to anyone and we appreciate all of his help!"

Buyer

"I purchased my place in Philly while I was living in Boston and Chris helped me identify all of my needs and then went out and met them. He has an excellent knowledge of the market, finance, property values and neighborhoods and neighborhood trends, all of which he blends with a fantastic personal touch and acute attention to detail. He missed nothing; indeed, he negotiated my deal, which was tricky in that multiple potential buyers were bidding on the property. He also showed his negotiating skills over a radon issue in the home. Perhaps the best compliment I can give is that he is honest and ethical. I would use him again, in a minute, on any real estate transaction."

Buyer

"Chris was a pleasure to work with. He came highly recommended by a couple friends who also worked with Chris to buy their homes, and we understood why from the start; Chris is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and patient, and goes out of his way to guide you through the process. When we were introduced to Chris, we had already seen a house and were prepared to make an offer - just needed the help of an agent to finish the process. Chris met us that evening for a walk-through, and encouraged us to look at other properties before putting an offer in on that house. I'm sure many agents would have run with our enthusiasm and closed out a sure sale, but Chris took care to ensure we made the *right* decision. We really enjoyed working with Chris, and have already recommended him to our friends. We will be calling him again when it comes time to sell our house. "

Jessica

"Chris is down-to-earth personally, sophisticated professionally about Philly's real estate market, and just a fun and good guy to work with. I was in a difficult situation: looking at Philly real estate while living in Boston. Chris and I worked out a routine, A routine that made the search efficient and productive, and from there, he was able to identify homes that met my criteria. Once I found the home I wanted, Chris utilized his substantial negotiating skills to get me the deal I wanted. He was responsive to my every request and knowledgeable about every aspect of the deal, while his experience gave me comfort in knowing that I was getting the best deal possible. I would use Chris on both the buy and sell sides of a real estate transaction. He is honest and ethical and truly wants to serve a client's needs and interests."

Buyer

"As first-time home buyers we had an idea of what we wanted, but not sure how to go about it. We were recommended to Chris from a friend who had recently purchased a home with his help and expertise, and now we can confidently say that he's definitely the guy to work with! We were trying to purchase a home in Philadelphia from across the state, and were able to meet with him a few times before choosing "the one." Chris worked with our busy work schedules and helped us narrow down the options to our dream home based on the some of the key factors we desired. Chris is incredibly knowledgeable of the neighborhoods he works with and responds very quickly. Given that we weren't currently living in the area, we wanted to work with someone that has great communication skills and is able to address any questions that might arise via text or e-mail - Chris is the definitely the guy! In addition to helping us choose the home, he also offered assistance and recommendations with choosing our mortgage lender, inspector, and repairmen for various jobs that we may need down the road. We are very pleased with our new home and cannot think of anyone else who would have done a better job working with us. Thank you Chris!"

Buyer

"We are not from Philadelphia or even PA but wanted a place in the city. We met Chris at an open house and we were immediately impressed with him. He offered thoughtful advice. We called him that night. Because we were from out of state, he maximized our visits with relevant showings and spent time with us on the phone and email so we knew exactly how each day there would go. He helped us pick some neighborhoods to focus on based on our needs, which was greatly appreciated. He is a professional in the true sense of the word. No question was unanswered and if he didn't know something he found it out and did it expeditiously. We ended up with a wonderful place in a buying season that did not have a lot of nice places to offer. He has great negotiation strategies and great connections with lenders and insurance to help us "out of towners" feel comfortable and taken care of. He was always available and made us feel like we were important. I would recommend him highly for a great experience and perfect fit. Thanks Chris!! We couldn't be happier."

Buyer

"I had an amazing experience working with Chris over the past several months while purchasing my first home on my own. Chris was extremely professional, while also being friendly and approachable. Before even starting the home search, Chris sat down with me for over and hour to explain the entire home purchasing process, all the legalities, his process vs. the "typical" agent process, and why he chooses to make the decisions that he does. As someone who truly wanted to understand the experience, rather than just find someone to handle everything for me, I really appreciated the time he put in to explain everything. Chris was quick to get started with viewing homes. He was available any day I wanted to see homes, although my times were a bit flexible. He met with me to go over what I was looking for in a home and planned to see a few houses each day that were a mix of his recommendations and my own requests. He was very patient with me as my wants in a home changed during the process. As we walked through homes, Chris pointed out issues with the home that he recognized right away and explained why the issues would be a problem, and how easy (or not easy) it would be to fix the problem. He also explained how these issues would reflect in our offers if we chose to move forward. His team was very helpful with the closing process, continuing to check in with me about deadlines and paperwork. After closing, Chris and his team gave me wonderful recommendations for people they trusted to do work on my home. Everything has worked out great! For as stressful as the home buying process may be, Chris makes it much less stressful by giving 100% of his time to his profession. He was almost always available and when he wasn't (like with another client), he was very responsive about when he would be available. Chris makes himself stand out by going above and beyond what is expected. He is not only a great real estate professional, but a trustworthy friend. Five stars for Chris all around!"

Melanie

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