CRE, CFA - 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."
"Kathleen was diligent in her work and flexible in her relationship with us. She made her recommendations on price, but ultimately, let market's response give us the feedback we needed to determine pricing. She was committed to keeping the likely buyer's interested and removing any concerns or obstacles to their purchase. Kathleen did an excellent job of bird dogging all the interested buyers and seeing them through to the close."
"Kathleen was organized, professional, and knew both the market and the buyers. She was accurately able to tell me after every showing whether the prospects were buyers or shoppers and every time she was right; the buyers came back and the shoppers did not. I would have more data points, but she sold our house too fast."
"This is the second time Kathleen and I have worked together, and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking to buy or sell a property."
"Kathleen rocked. She did a great job on both the buy side and sell side. She knows the market well. She calls it likes she sees it. I wouldn't work with anyone else in Evanston."