“After 25 years in real estate and over 500 homes closed, I have the
experience and market savvy to guide clients to their best buying and selling decisions.”
Ranking in the top 4% producing REALTORS® nationally, Debra Kaden is a people person at heart, and her success is a direct result of her strong client relationships. Her business is 90% referral-based due to the loyalty of past clients who consistently refer their friends and family. From empty nesters moving back to the city or younger families moving to the suburbs, Debra is expert on the nuances of schools, communities, and the many facets of city living.
Debra provides home sellers the tools necessary to sell their home in the shortest amount of time and at the best possible price. With a detailed knowledge of the marketplace, she advises her clients on how to make their home attractive to potential buyers. In addition, her extensive referral network allows her to bring buyers and sellers together. Supported by cutting edge technology, broad-based marketing and print advertising, not to mention the @properties brand and recognition as the #1 independent brokerage in Illinois, Debra is the partner you seek when selling your home.
Home buyers are offered the personalized service needed to find a home they love. Debra works tirelessly to qualify, tour and review potential homes for buyers. Working with a network of attorneys, lenders, and inspectors in order to provide her clients with a smooth transaction and the best purchase terms, repeat clients turn to Debra time and time again when considering a move.
North Shore Roots
Debra was raised on the North Shore and moved to the Gold Coast after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She earned her NASD Series 7 license to become a stockbroker and worked on the Chicago Board Options Exchange for three years before venturing into real estate in 1985, serving Chicago and all of the North Shore.
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Clients are saying:
"Debbie Kaden was the listing broker on a home I recently purchased, and I cannot speak highly enough of her: She has been accommodating throughout the process in every possible way. Debbie was responsive to my endless stream of questions, and if she didn't immediately have an answer, she went about finding it promptly. She worked amiably and cooperatively with my agent to create a seamless buying experience. Inevitably, after purchasing a home, more questions arise. Even post-closing, Debbie has continued to be helpful and kind, providing local resources and seeking information from the previous owners of my home when needed. She is knowledgeable, to say the very least, and really a joy to work with. In buying her listing, I have made a new, and very dependable, friend. Debbie redefines the phrase "going above and beyond the call of duty.""
"I worked with Debra to purchase my first home and let me say that she was nothing short of amazing. The entire process was new to me and she made everything as easy as possible. There were a few issues that came up on the seller's side which I was nervous about but Debra remained calm, provided me with great advice, and things worked out just as she said they would. She was easily reachable throughout the entire process and went out of her way numerous times to make sure that I was happy. Throughout the entire process, I felt like I had a friend on my side. She really knows her stuff and you will notice this immediately after speaking with her. She has many great contacts as well. She put me in touch with contractors and an attorney, all of whom were wonderful. I would recommend Debra to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home, and I will definitely be working with her again in the future."
"I have worked with Debbie in 5 residential transactions over the past 20 years. This includes both purchasing homes and selling homes. She is an intelligent and experienced realtor that I would highly recommend to anyone in the market. Incredibly understanding of your needs and is fully engaged in the process. I also appreciate that Debbie does not stop working with you once the deal is signed either. She follows up to make sure you are satisfied with all aspects of the sale/purchase and handles any concerns that are lingering. There is a very good reason why I have worked with Debbie in all of these transactions. She is effective."
"It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I share a few comments on my 10-year experience of buying, selling and renting homes in Chicago with Debra Kaden. Each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on renovations and staging, and effective showings. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of grace, competency and integrity.Debras market knowledge and numerous professional and personal contacts are invaluable. She is a true professional in every sense of the word and puts her client's interests far above her own. Words cannot express the joy and comfort in working with Debra, as she is highly motivated, professional with a strong work ethic, and above all, personable and caring. I give Debra Kaden my highest recommendation for real estate needs."
"The highest praise we can offer about Debra Kaden is that she is in every respect a true professional, a real estate agent quick to understand our needs as sellers, as well as understanding those of the buyer. She was thoughtful, quick, and energetic in every step of the way of getting our apartment sold. To cite but one example of her expertise, her creation of the brochure advertising our apartment was a work of the first order and successful too. We are grateful to the gentleman who introduced her to us, and we have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her as the "pro" that she is. Moreover, we enjoyed her warm, caring personality."