An award-winning broker, Debbie Croft has dedicated her career working with and servicing discerning clients across Chicagoland. Founder of the Debbie Croft Team - along with licensed real estate brokers Wes Fakir, Joel Gilbert and Laura Barnes - Debbie is above all an advocate for her clients, providing them with exceptional service. Being an advocate for her clients is a privilege, and finding a home that they love, not just a house, is her mission. Debbie builds relationships founded on honesty, trust and thorough communication throughout the process of buying or selling homes.
Debbie's experience in addition to real estate includes being a financial advisor, school administrator and educator. This background enables her to provide her clients not only with real estate expertise but with an exceptional experience that is catered specifically to them. Debbie knows that no two clients are alike. And in an industry built on service, it's Debbie's steadfast commitment to serving her clients that sets her apart. She brings a vast knowledge of North Shore and City neighborhoods, schools, market trends and local resources and puts it to work helping clients find the home of their dreams. In addition, she understands the selling process and is a Certified Negotiation Expert.
Debbie was born and raised in Glenview and has lived in Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire. Debbie has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies Education and Psychology from University of Illinois and a Master's Degrees from Northwestern (MA in Education and an Administrative Certificate). She and her husband have two daughters who attended Stevenson High School and live in the Chicagoland area. An active community member, Debbie has been involved in school referendums, including co-authoring a book on networking and the referendum process. She is also a strong supporter of pre-school education.
Clients are saying:
"I met Debbie through a close family friend when we found out we were moving to Chicago. We hired Debbie immediately, as we found her knowledgable, trustworthy, honest and extremely responsive. We had such a wonderful experience we referred my Mom to Debbie when she bought her home. Ten years later my Mom passed and we needed to sell the home. Again, Debbie was our go-to gal. She sold the home in 4 days!"
"We were so fortunate to have found Debbie Croft. As our Realtor, she helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. She was patient, knowledgeable, and great at the negotiating table.
In short, she was always on our side working to make this process as simple and successful as possible. We would recommend her to anyone!"
"Debbie Croft is great to work with. Debbie got our house on the market quickly and had showings immediately. Debbie understood our needs and was able to provide good candidates. Debbie made the whole process very easy, we appreciate her professionalism and attention to detail. If you are looking for an increadible broker Debbie is the one for you, we highly recommend her. Wes and Monika"
"always available for fone or personal conversation...returns calls promtly with any and all information...always pleasant demenier...conscientious...if I sold another another house I would use her again, and would recomend her to anybody that would ask for one...THE BEST"
"When my husband and I decided to sell our place in the city my first thought for who to contact was Debbie Croft. Debbie's daughter and I have been friends for nearly 20 years and I knew with Debbie as our broker we would be in good hands, For almost two years we were on the hunt for a new home. Debbie was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patience as we first navigated trying to stay in the city and finally decided on the suburbs. My husband and I were in love with the idea of an older home and with Debbie's help - our dream came true. Together we found a beautiful 1921 home in Glencoe that met every single one of our checklist items (it's true!). We love our new home and we love love love working with Debbie. We knew how wonderful Debbie is before we started the home buying/selling process, but the time, effort, care, knowledge, and personal service she provided was above and beyond what we could have expected."