Here's what my clients are saying...
"Working with Rachell on our closing was fantastic. We originally planned to use a lawyer covered
by my company's Hyatt Legal benefit, however after contacting a few of them we were not getting a good feeling. Given
that our closing was on a very tight timeline, and also given Rachell's very reasonable fees, we went with Rachell on a
recommendation. She was very supportive throughout and made sure we had what we needed throughout the process. She
was also fantastic at closing, pushing the sellers lawyer to work out some minor issues with the deed that will make things
much clearer for us in the future. I'd happily do business with her again - top notch service, and the great feeling
that you have someone capable 'on your team'." - October 2012
"We hired Rachell Horbenko almost a year ago and became immediately impressed at her
professionalism and experience in dealing with the different aspects of our real estate transactions. She not only handles
our 'regular' ones but also our short sales and is always one step ahead of me ready to answer my latest question.
Because of the length of time a short sale requires and the amount of documents, it is important to have someone
as tenacious and knowledgeable working to get the deal done. Rachell is extremely accessible and always available to
answer a question via email, phone or texting. My husband trusts her inherently and does not even attend our closings,
giving her power of attorney to complete most of our real estate transactions. If you are planning to use Rachell for
your real estate needs, you will not be disappointed." March 2011
“We truly enjoyed working with Rachell. She far exceeded our expectations by always being
available for questions whether it is by phone or email. When we email questions, we trust that Rachell will always respond
in a timely manner. The closing process tends to be stressful as sellers and buyers negotiate the final terms. Rachell not
only made this process easier for us, she made the closing meeting unexpectedly fun. Her calm, thoughtful, and warm approach
to issues was exactly what we needed.” December 21, 2010
"My wife and I were very pleased with the job that Rachell Horbenko performed
as our real estate attorney. We recently moved from the West Coast and were unaware of the role of a real estate attorney
versus that of the Realtor. Rachell did a great job answering all of our questions and being proactive through the process.
We had several extenuating circumstances that she handled deftly. She helped us easily set up a power of attorney and discussed
our legal options with our Realtor and us to come to a resolution as we felt that the Seller initially was not completing
the changes to which they had agreed. Rachell was very responsive and did not limit herself to business hours. These were
both important given the time change and distance between us and Chicago.
She often responded within a few minutes from her Blackberry to help keep the process
moving on our end. She is well setup with e-mail and fax technology, another plus for working together long distance. We would
gladly use Rachell's services again for future real estate transactions in the area."
"Rachell was recommended by our real estate agent to our real
estate lawyer for the escrow and closing on the sale for our condo in 2007. Rachell did an excellent job and we were so happy
with her services that we also hired her to write up our wills and trusts. Lastly, because of the positive results we had
working with Rachell, we recommended her as a candidate for the lawyer for our condominium association and the board agreed
and hired her as legal representation for the association in 2008."
"Rachell has been a great attorney whether we were closing on our condo or writing our estate
plan. You'll never has to chase her around with multiple phone calls or e-mail exchanges - once you talk about it, she's on
it and you won't have to follow up to get results. She will come in, get the job done, and be down-to-earth while she's doing
"Just a final note to let you know how much I appreciated your professionalism and thoroughness at last
Friday's closing. The paperwork was in order and clearly explained to me. Everything went off without a snag."
"I just wanted to drop you a note of appreciation for all of your hard work and dedication and 'kicking and screaming'.
I was a nervous Nelly going into all of this, but you have made the whole process a painless one."'
"We love you. Seriously, I never would have imagined that we could have been so lucky to have such a
good person for our attorney."
"Thank you for your unmeasurable help...."
"Rachell, if there was ever an anti-thesis of the evil lawyer stereotype, you would be it!! You should name yourself
'Law Goddess' or something!... -No but seriously, through both mortgage closings and both attempts at a parking spot purchase
you were consistently available, professional, courteous and organized! As I stated before, its truly a breath of fresh air
to finally work with someone that is not only great at what they do, but also does it with such a heart-felt dedication that
it almost appears effortless (when clearly closings are anything but!!!) -Thanks again Rachell. I look forward to hiring
you once again as my advocate!"
"Rachell - 3 down, 1 to go! Thank you for making it painless."
"Thank you so much for your help with this 'less than easy' purchase..."
"I really appreciate your help with keeping the deal glued together. Also you made time fly while waiting for
"Thank you for all of your help and hard work! We definitely wouldn't
have been able to get the results you did if we were on our own. You made the transition to our new home very easy. Thanks
again for everything!"
"Thanks again for your unmeasureable help!"
for all your professionalism!"
"Selling a condo for the first time, I hired Rachell Horbenko for finalizing
the sale and the closing. She was highly recommended by my realtor. I immediately explained how little I knew
about the process. There were a variety of issues that surfaced - buyer's financing issues, very significant inspection
incident, minor condo association issues... I was traveling during most of these adding even more complexity. She
provided great legal advice and got them all resolved quickly. She had a great attitude throughout. She never
expressed any frustration with me or the process. She was respectful of all the parties involved. During this
process she had a baby. Even through that experience, she never missed a beat. If you want a dedicated and supportive
attorney, I highly recommend Rachell."