Katherine J. McCraren

Katherine J. McCraren

CDPE - Broker

607 Central Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035


I have worked with people my entire career, until 9 years ago only in Healthcare.  I have spent my life taking care of and educating people.  In my early career as an Emergency Medical Technician and volunteer firefighter, that was where my passion was. Later, with 5 children and a busy husband, it changed to doing health screenings, educating and teaching CPR which I still do too, when time allows ,with North Shore University Health Systems .  By the time my youngest child was going to kindergarten  I had a new passion, though my family would tell you it was an obsession,  REAL ESTATE!!   Previous clients may even tell you that I am obsessive!!  I need to get the right family in the right home! I love the architecture, the history and the challenge!

For the past 9 years I have been helping people find their dream home.  I love it!! What's not to love? I love helping and educating people as I always have.  I get to guide them through the process of buying and/or selling their home, a huge transition in a family's life.  Educating them along the way, and most of the time continuing to learn myself. 

I came about in the Real Estate world at a time when short sales and foreclosure sales were more often than not and where technology is leading the way.  I decided that @properties was a perfect fit for me.  Leading the way in Chicago and the North Shore with leading technology, fantastic people who take great care to stay ahead of the rest with that same passion for our clients and the local community.

Clients are saying:

"The best selling experience I've ever had!"

"After a short conversation at an open house, we knew that Kathy understood exactly what we were looking for. She built a great list of houses for us and we found the right one our first day out. From that first meeting through closing, Kathy made the entire experience smooth and stress-free."

"It was a real pleasure working with Kathy McCraren. She was very professional and knowledgeable of the real estate market. She was very flexible with her time to accommodate us with all our showing requests and quick to respond to any texts and phone calls. We would highly recommend Kathy to anyone looking to buy a new home."

"Firstly, she looks a lot younger than her Picture and secondly we find her extremely Professional and knows her job well...Found her to be honest and upfront with Property at: 913 Campbell,Gurnee,IL...We rented the Townhome only because of her Integrity, Patience and Honesty..... She must be one of your Best......Thank You for Hiring a Customer Service Savvy type of Person."

"We truly enjoyed out experience with Kathy, we had an instant report.She communicates and listens. My husband and I were floundering looking for properties.We were referred to Kathy and with her guidance and professional.acumen, we found a home that fits our needs perfectly.Thank you Kathy!!!"

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