Erik was wonderful to work with. I was immediately—and more than pleasantly—surprised by his quick response and his attention to what I was looking for. Incredibly organized and always dependable, Erik also stood out from other brokers by the fact that he never pressured or rushed me to make a decision, but let me take my time to find the right place. I enthusiastically recommend Erik to anyone wanting to make a home in Chicago.
— Katy, Near North Renter
Erik was fantastic to work with! He listened to what we needed, asked questions to know us better and then provided a great list of apartments to see for our upcoming relocation to Chicago. He kept in constant communication leading up to our visit and then adjusted our schedule during the day as we looked at places. Glad we met him and will certainly use his services when we are ready to move next time.
— Scott, Streeterville Renter | December, 2018
I found myself moving from DC to Chicago on short notice (and around thanksgiving) so I was not able to travel out and see apartments in person. Ashton made finding the perfect place from a distance extremely easy and stress free. From the get go Ashton went above and beyond; making detailed recommendations, taking videos of apartments, giving me his thoughts on neighborhoods/buildings/etc - and was there for me every step of the way.

Most importantly, Ashton made me feel safe and protected during the whole process. In a world filled with identify thieves and scammers, people are amazed that I was able to find a place and sign a lease without ever setting foot in the Chicago - a process which I’m pretty sure would’ve been impossible without Ashton.
— John, Lincoln Park Renter | November 2018
Ashton was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire apartment hunting process. From my initial text about an inquiry on a property I saw online, I knew I was in good hands. He responded right away and offered his advice on how to proceed. He was great with communication and friendly through text and in person. Within hours of letting him know of my preferences, he connected me with solid options to review. Later that day I met with Ashton to view an apartment that met all criteria. What impressed me the most was on the site of the apartment viewing. Ashton was asking the Leasing Agent about questions or preferences I had - which let me know he really listened and cared about what I wanted from my initial inquiry. We ended up singing the apartment that day and it was all because of Ashton! Highly recommend!
— Leah, River West Renter | September 2018

“Highly recommend for site unseen searches!”

Erik was instrumental in helping me find an apartment from afar. I was living in Washington, DC  until early August 2017 and I had to make a swift move due to a job offer in Chicago. I was skeptical about using a service I had known nothing about, but I wanted to give it a try because I was desperate, and Erik's website was compelling. Erik was supportive and responsive every step of the way...and he helped me determine that my "site unseen" was the place for me. I am very happy in my new apartment and I have Erik to thank for it. From the very beginning, he sent me multiple videos of the unit and the inside of the building, and even took the time to meet a contact of mine in the Chicago area, who had viewed the unit (with Erik present) on my behalf. Again, I was hesitant to make such a big decision from afar, but Erik is very communicative, responsive, and on his mark throughout the process. I highly recommend him for "site unseen" searches and any other needs related to real estate. If you are unsure about using him for "site unseen," I understand, but trust me, he will help you find an apartment to fit your needs. I was so happy with my apartment and working with Erik that I referred to him a friend who also landed a new apartment in Chicago -- also a "site unseen.

— Heather, Lincoln Park Renter | May 2018

“Trusted source (even though we just met)!”

I worked with Erik Carlson and he found our place in the matter of days! He was professional, informative, knowledgeable and I felt he was trusted source (even though we just met). We went to 3 properties and weighed out our options. He was prompt in all of his replies to my emails and followed up accordingly. I would recommend him to all renters in the Chicagoland area! Thanks Erik, it was a pleasure!!"

— Kristin, South Loop Renter | March 2018


"Erik Carlson tops the list of rental agents in Chicago! While searching for an apartment with a very economic budget Erik treated me with kindness and respect. He was honest and utilized every resource to maximize the hunt. The minute a building I was looking at decreased the rent within my budget, he reached out within the hour. His professionalism is outstanding and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking in the city. "

— Laura, Old Town renter | February 2018


“Highly Recommend Erik"

My wife and I are setting up residence in Chicago for the first time.  Erik Carlson was extremely helpful in assisting us in finding the right apartment building to start.  He was in constant communication prior to our arriving and took us to several different properties.  Most importantly he listened carefully to our interests and concerns and was able to direct us toward the most suitable properties.  We never felt any pressure to make a decision, and the whole process was very comfortable.  Erik works very hard and we couldn't have asked for a more gracious agent and host.  Highly recommend Erik.

— Robert, River North Renter | August 2017

“Erik found me a PERFECT Apartment”

I accepted a job on a whim and needed a roof over my head. I'm not sure how I connected with Erik, but HOLY GUACAMOLE am I glad I did! I was moving to Chicago sight unseen and selling my car and Erik found me a PERFECT apartment. He is as even was willing to talk to my parents when I was on a flight en route and continued to go ABOVE and BEYOND. He checked in on me during my cross country move, followed through to make sure I was able to move on time (I had a tight timeframe) and then proceeded to provide tons of recommendations/suggestions. He truly cares about his clients and finding them the best. His attention to detail, communication and promptness were/are incredible! If you are in need of a roof over your head- choose ERIK! He simply is the best!!!

— Julie, Streeterville Renter | June 2017


“Erik couldn't have made this process any easier!”

"My boyfriend and I are moving to Chicago from out of state. After endless searching online (on our own) we found Erik and contacted him. We lined out what we were looking for, and our budget, and just asked if he could give us any suggestions. 

Erik replied promptly to our first email, and everything was seamless from there. He found several wonderful properties, while also taking in our own suggestions, and scheduled a day of viewings within the same week. We didn't have to do a thing, as Erik made sure every step of the process was handled and ready to go. He simply picked us up from our first viewing location and DROVE us to every other site... this was especially nice for us as we aren't familiar with the area. All communication with the apartment's leasing offices were already handled, and the office knew what we were looking for before we even arrived (thanks to Erik). All we had to do was look at the units and make our decision. 


As two young people, unfamiliar with the city, Erik couldn't have made this process any easier. He was able to inform us of the different neighborhoods and also throw in some suggestions along the way. We went from searching frantically alone, to having everything tied up and getting approved for a unit well under our budget (and way above our expectations) just after one week of contacting Erik. We are so excited to move in, and continue working with Erik as we grow into different units over the years. Even as we continue to grow more familiar with the city, having a professional find and set up everything for you is so worth it. 

The best part about this entire service-- it's completely complimentary on your part. Erik's commission comes from the apartment, so as far as fees that you have to pay, there are none. Even though he would be well worth a charge, the fact that there isn't one is beyond amazing.

— Shelby and Adam, Streeterville Renters | May 2017

48 hours after contacting Erik I was approved for an amazing Apartment!
I recently moved to Chicago from out of state and was super intimidated by the prospect of finding an apartment. After one quick conversation, Erik made me feel immediately at ease and sent me a prospective list of buildings within the hour. After working with him to cull down that list (he sent around ten buildings that fit my parameters), I was left with four specific apartments I was super interested in.

Due to work, I wasn’t able to travel to Chicago to visit any of them in person. Thanks to Erik, though, that was absolutely no problem! He went and toured my top choices on my behalf, and immediately sent me videos of him walking through each place—opening doors, showing me exactly what the space looked like with thoughtful commentary throughout. It truly was like I was there, which made such a difference and gave me so much peace of mind during a really stressful time.

48 hours after first contacting Erik, I was approved for an amazing apartment and was able to cross the biggest “to-do” off my list. Moving is stressful and problematic to begin with, but moving sight unseen could have been absolutely disastrous. Thanks to Erik, it ended up being as seamless and stress-free as possible. I cannot recommend him enough! -
— Adalie, West Loop Renter | October 2016