JD - Broker
Kate specializes in the purchase and sale of new and existing homes in Chicago with a focus in the Lincoln Park, West Town, and River North neighborhoods.
Kate joined @properties in 2010. Prior to her real estate career, she was an attorney and worked for one of the top consulting firms, specializing in tax and due diligence for retailers, manufacturers, and financial services companies. By leveraging her 7 years of experience as an attorney and working with consulting clients, Kate has been very successful in negotiating the best terms that meet her clients’ expectations and real estate needs.
Kate is a member of the Mike Vesole Group where she further collaborates on marketing and knowledge of today’s changing market with her team. The Mike Vesole Group is a highly skilled and experienced group of 20 plus realtors versed in all aspects of the marketing and sales of single family homes, condos and multi-unit properties. The Team provides personalized service throughout the entire process and beyond and its sales volumes have tripled every year.
In the past 12 months, the sellers we represented outperformed the Chicago market:
1. Under contract in an average of 30 days.
2. Net more than 95% of list price.
3. Close price netted our sellers an average of $20,000 more than the market averages.
Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. Buyers work with me because:
1. I guide you through the complex steps of buying from the search, to the closing table, & post-closing needs.
2. With over 7 years of negotiating experience & training, I negotiate the best terms to meet your goals.
3. I have extensive mortgage, legal, vendor, & contractor resources to get you the best expertise available.
Kate grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, and moved to Chicago in 2000. She is a graduate of Drake University and The DePaul University College of Law, and has been licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois since 2003. She currently resides in Lincoln Park and has lived in Wicker Park/Bucktown and Lakeview, with first-hand knowledge of many neighborhoods in Chicago. Kate purchased her first property in 2004 and enjoys managing her investment property as well as staying connected to the personal aspect of buying and selling real estate.
“I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with so many great clients and helping them through one of the biggest purchases, or sales, of their lives.”
Clients are saying:
"I will be using Kate when we [purchase] in the next year or two. Kate is honest, attentive, and very clear and concise. I could not ask for a better realtor."
"[Kate] has been more than a broker to us. It was clear how much she cared that we found an apartment that was perfect for us. She was very responsive every step of the way, even when we already signed our lease. I have lived in Chicago for 5 years and have had to move every year. This was the best apartment I found and is 100% because Kate was so great at her job!"
"Kate was amazing. We were truly in a bind and she found us a place to live!"
"Kate was very knowledgeable about the property and made the rental process an easy one."
"I currently live in Georgia, so renting out my condo in Chicago has the potential to be stressful and a little bit scary. However, Kate works hard to make the process extremely easy, and she's great at keeping me updated every step of the way. She has helped me quickly find great tenants both times that I listed my condo for rent!"