Valerie is an Evanston & Chicago native. She has lived and worked throughout Chicago and the North Shore for the past 20 years. She currently lives in Evanston with her husband and 2 children. Valerie has been a real estate professional for over ten years and joined @properties in November 2006 after 2 years with Koenig & Strey in Lincoln Park and the 2 years before that as a leasing agent with the Apartment Source.
Valerie has an outgoing personality and loves meeting new people and making new friends. Valerie was president of her 30 unit condo building in Rogers Park for 8 years and is very knowledgeable in all things relating to condo living. In the past 10 years she has sold many single family homes and condos all around Chicago, Evanston and the Northshore including the surrounding suburbs. Growing up in Chicago and Evanston and having lived in nearly every neighborhood in Chicago during her 20's and early 30's gives Valerie a real life perspective on all things realestate in Chicago and the surrounding area.
Having young children, Valerie understands how important it is to know about all of the different schools in the city and suburbs and has made it a priority to keep up with the ever changing school systems in Chicago and the suburbs.
With an education in fine art, photography and design she has a unique ability to help her clients stage their homes for sale and to help them to envision themselves in a new home.
Valerie enjoys going out in the city and participates in all that the city has to offer including the nightlife and restaurants, local organizations and community outreach. In her spare time, she shows her art at various galleries and enjoys drawing, taking pictures, biking. She sits on several non-profit boards and spends her free time volunteering in her community, traveling around the world, and ofcoarse loves spending time with her family and friends.
"It is so important to me that my clients are comfortable with every aspect during every step of their home buying or selling experience. There is never an unnecessary concern or question that any of my clients could bring up. Buying or selling your home whether it is your 100th or your 1st can be nerve racking. My job is to make the entire process as enjoyable and painless as possible. I provide my clients with constant expert and emotional support and understanding while maintaining the highest level of professionalism throughout each transaction. The satisfaction and happiness of knowing I did my job comes when my clients find a place that they can call home."
Clients are saying:
"Valerie is extraordinary realtor! This is my second time working with her and she is always supportive with every step of the process. She balances her kind demeanor with a sharp real estate savvy that makes the buying and selling process as seamless as possible. I cannot recommend enough that you work with Val if you are embarking on your real estate journey - you will not regret it!"
"Valerie K. is the best! Very hard-working, always there to allay all my (multitudinous) anxieties, very detail-oriented (I'm not) to get me through all the steps and all the paperwork with minimal hassle. Recommend her without reservation."
"Val is an incredible person all around. She listened to our needs, checked in often throughout the process, was flexible, knowledgeable, and extremely hard working. I'll be recommending her to any friends looking to purchase a home in the area."
"Val was great and no feat was too great. She took time to understand us and really helped in making the first time purchase of a home a positive experience. I was also so happy to have her at the closing table to smooth out any snags. I would recommend her highly."
"Valerie was great! Got us top dollar for our home. She was attentive, available and had our best interest in mind.Would recommend her in the future!"