CRB, GREEN - Broker
Kathleen Buffington is a Senior Broker with over 20 years of experience in both residential and commercial properties in the North Shore and Chicago market. She is one of the North Shores leading agents in luxury home sales and number one in million dollar plus home sales in Evanston. Her philosophy is to not only to provide exceptional personal service but educate her clients in the market so that they can make decisions that best meet their goals.
Her interest in real estate began while working in the corporate world when she pursued her own investments and renovation projects. Her continuing interest in the field and her love of architecture and history led to making real estate her lifelong profession.
With her passion for the business, she maintains a fresh and inventive approach with her clients guaranteeing that each receives the individualized attention they deserve. Her hands on style and dedication to her clients assures timely and successful results. Being able to visualize the potential for a property has provided many clients opportunities otherwise overlooked. Her corporate background enables her to be an innovative negotiator in complex deals with satisfying results. And with her diverse background she is able to provide her clients expertise in individual home sales, investments and development opportunities.
She continues to be a top producer and maintains strong client relationships while enjoying the opportunities that her work provides.
"Every home is unique and deserves special attention. I show all of my homes to bring forth all the attributes that make them stand out from the rest."
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Clients are saying:
"Kathleen was absolutely fabulous! She made my home sing through staging and superb professional photographs. She has a gift for negotiation across all aspects of a real estate deal, even when faced with the inevitable challenges. Kathleen is smart, savvy, sophisticated, and will have your back every step of the way. I could not have asked for more! I give Kathleen my very highest recommendation."
"After having our home on the market for over 2 years with another company that was not marketing our property to our satisfaction, we decided to switch to @properties. Kathleen buffington was one of 4 agents that we interviewed (from competing real estate firms). We were impressed with her professional approach. We also knew that she was very familiar with the neighborhood, living in a Victorian one block away from us.Her marketing skills were excellent, her representation of our home was outstanding, and the number of showings almost equalled the # that we had experienced the previous 2+ years.We also loved that Kathleen went out of her way to research our landmark home and included the information in our brochure."
"Kathleen is an excellent professional. Her scope of experience and expertise helped us negotiate a terrific deal on the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old one - no wonder she is at the top of her game. Kathleen is savvy, patient, and prudent. She understands the delicate balance between the emotional journey of selling our home and the market yielding rates of our block and the necessary steps we needed to take in order to sell and buy within our budget. We will definitely recommend her to our friends and neighbors."
"I think Kathleen has incredibly patient in helping us through a prolonged process. We ended up selling on the day we went on the market, for asking price, for cash, with no contingency. She has been energetic and understanding of our individual idiosyncratic concerns. She feels like my friend."
"When we decided to sell our home in Evanston, we sighed up with an internet service to identify qualified agents in the area. The service gave us three references. All three were well qualified, but we thought Kathleen would do the best job. We were right. We were down sizing, so before putting our place up for sale, she helped us identify possible places we might buy after we sold. She took the time to know our home, and, expect for one time when a showing was covered by an associate when she was out of the country, she personally was present at all showings. We received an offer after only two weeks, but she helped us decide to turn it down and wait for a better price. She was right. After several more weeks, we received a better offer. Kathleen also helped us identify businesses to help us move, pack, and otherwise help us down size. She also found a new unit to buy. SHE DID A SUPER JOB!"