Kathy M. McCauley
Kathy McCauley brings a veritable lifetime of experience to her role as Real Estate Broker. Born and raised in one of Chicago’s most established real estate families, she has been buying, selling, developing and brokering the most exclusive properties in Chicago’s finest neighborhoods for nearly 20 years. Kathy has a well-honed approach to investment strategies and a sixth sense for potential property outcomes, offering her clients a distinct advantage in navigating the Chicago real estate market. After founding and managing her own boutique brokerage for seven years, she also managed a large portfolio of select income property and sold high-end and custom new construction to an elite clientele. Kathy shines brightest as a buyer’s broker, combining this wealth of experience with impeccable people skills and a true passion for service.
New to the @Properties team, Kathy was drawn to their cutting edge, industry-leading approach to real estate sales, marketing and innovative use of technology. In short, she believes @Properties is a true game changer and is excited to be among the ranks.
Driven both professionally and personally, Kathy has run eight marathons worldwide and participated in a challenging Century Ride, raising thousands of dollars for charities. She is most active in Concern Worldwide, an international humanitarian relief organization. Her dedication led her to cofound the Concern Leadership Network, which enhances the efforts of Concern Worldwide by recruiting teams of young, service-minded professionals to raise awareness through action and participation in various events, and to date has raised $110,000.00.
Clients are saying:
"Dear Mr. Golden:It is with great pleasure that I write to you to let you know what a great experience my husband and I have had with one of your agents, Miss. Kathy McCauley. From start to finish, the process has been a delight. We were out of town buyers with little free time on our hands. Kathy gathered a great deal of detail around what we were looking for at the beginning of the process. We flew into Chicago on Monday 6/22 and had a lovely day looking at 8 apartments with Kathy. By Tuesday we had made an offer on apartment 4A in 20 E. Cedar and by Wednesday we were in contract.We just closed on the property today. Kathy has a great manner of dealing with out of town buyers. She handled inspections, appraisals and was very full service in her approach so that we could continue to focus on our careers while she advanced the process with absolutely zero friction. What we really liked about Kathy was not only was she a friendly and warm presence, but she was so knowledgeable about every building. She knew the architects, the history, the reputation of the building. She also educated us about the process and what to expect. She takes her career and her clients very seriously.We will recommend @properties and Kathy McCauley to every potential buyer that we meet.With warm regards and sincere appreciation for the client service culture you have built at @properties,"
"I have moved to a different state six times in the past 16 years, so I say this with a lot of experience: Kathy McCauley is the best realtor I have ever worked with. She really knows the market, and she gave us great advice on how to dress the condo for success. She moves with lightning speed and is extraordinarily responsive to every concern. We sold after only one open house, and I was very satisfied with the outcome. The rest of the process, from inspection through appraisal and closing, went incredibly smoothly thanks to her skill and follow-up. I have already recommended her to two friends. When we move back to Chicago I will certainly be calling her again to help us find our new home."
"My broker exceeded my expectations in every single way possible. She listened carefully to what I wanted and within two visits found my husband and I the perfect building in the loop and the perfect condo unit that checked off every box I had. In every single conversation that I had with her by phone, by text, and by email she was 120% of the time quickly responsive, highly competent, and highly professional. I have bought and sold several properties throughout the years. Kathy's customer service level was second to none. The attention to paid to our needs was way beyond the norm. We also experienced some problems just prior to finalizing the deal with the builder and she literally saved the deal by her suggestion. She was available to go to our inspection and stayed for our entire closing. It is my experience that many brokers just show up to the closing to get their check. Kathy held our hand all the way throughout the process. She is very passionate about her work...this is a career for her not a job. She is an absolute gem!!!"
"My experience working with Kathy has been absolutely amazing! She is not only really good at her job, but she is a great person to work with. She went above and beyond to help me with my condo. She was always available to show me the place during the closing process, no matter how many times I asked her to. I was new to Chicago and didn't know anybody and Kathy helped me to find the lawyer for the closing process, the appraisal professional, the insurance agent and even the contractor for renovating my place. I had literally nothing to worry about, all I had to do was call Kathy and she would take care of everything. She even drove me to go shopping for tiles and furnitures because I didn't have a car. I can't express how lucky I was to have worked with her. She made it all so easy and stress free.She is not only wonderful as a person but she is the best at her job and a very hard worker. Before buying the condo I was very interested in buying in one particular building. Kathy was constantly in touch with other realtors who were working with sellers in that building and she also sent out letters to the residents in the building letting them know that she head an interested buyer. I would highly recommend Kathy to every single person out there. She is the reason why I have a condo today, If it wasn't for her I would have given up looking for it."
"Kathy is the consummate professional. She anticipated our every need and exceeded any expectation me had. My wife and I have moved 6 times in the past 15 years and this was the smoothest selling process. We sold our condo in a challenging market in only a few days and at a price that was above what I had anticipated it would ultimately go for. All of this was due to her meticulous preparations for showings and her network of professionals that helped us prepare for showings. I can't speak highly enough about her and how easy and pleasant she is to work with. I give her my highest recommendation."