Anne thoroughly enjoys her profession and has a deep sense of responsibility to her clients. Passionate about the western suburbs, Anne is eager to share her knowledge and expertise to ensure her clients’ goals are met. She displays a blend of integrity, patience, and enthusiasm that her clients find refreshing. Real estate is not a “one size fits all” industry, and Anne’s philosophy is to educate and assist her clients into making their own decisions. Connecting with clients and building long-lasting relationships is the most rewarding part of her day.
Anne has a unique background that brings together a combination of structural engineering, sales, and technology. After graduating with a civil engineering degree from Purdue University, Anne began her career with a premier Chicagoland construction company. Following her interest in sales and technology, Anne transitioned to a Fortune 500 technology company. Her roles included account manager, technology and sales trainer, and training department supervisor. Anne realized her passion for real estate as she was searching for her first home in 2000. She enjoys aspects of structures, sales, and technology found in real estate and her analytical and negotiation skills adapt well to her profession. Anne takes pride in being backed by an award-winning company with industry-leading technology and marketing.
Anne grew up in Palatine and spent many years living in the Chicago neighborhoods of Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, and Bucktown. She also spent several years in beautiful Colorado where she enjoyed skiing and hiking. Currently, Anne resides in La Grange's historical district with her husband and two sons. In her free time, she enjoys tennis, golf, volunteer work, and spending time with her family.
Clients are saying:
"Anne is simply the best. She was recommended to us by a friend as we were considering a move from the city to the suburbs and we couldn't have asked for a better realtor. We had no idea where we wanted to live in the Western Suburbs and she helped narrow our search, provided resources, and education to meet all our requirements. We both work in the city, wanted to be close to a train, and wanted a neighborhood feel. For every showing she provided us with a map of the area and marked the trains and the schools so we could get a feel for the neighborhoods and our commute. We saw close to 100 houses and she never once lost patience with us. When it came time to negotiate, she helped us land our wonderful home in La Grange, when we thought it was a long shot. Can't say enough great things about her."
"Anne was amazing. She helped us every step of the way in buying our house. She listened to what we wanted but also provided valuable feedback that helped us get to the heart of what was important to us and realistic for us. We met a lot of agents, and Anne was by far the most professional. We were so grateful to have her as our guide and representative. She was also a pleasure to work with and made the whole experience easy and fun. As first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and we appreciated how patient and knowledgeable Anne was. We cannot recommend Anne enough."
"I can't say enough good things about Anne Hodge. We were fortunate to work with her both on the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. From day one we felt like we were her only client -- she was attentive, informative, honest, calming and a true friend. She 100% had our best interest at heart and went above and beyond to ensure we were able to purchase our forever home and sell our former home (in a pandemic no less!). You are in the very best of hands with Anne Hodge -- she's the absolute best!"
"I cannot say enough good things about Anne! What really stands out to me was the first time my wife and I met with her. We were simply there for a consultation and not sure if we would move to the Western burbs. Up until this point we only had one general conversation with her about our situation, and I was shocked at how prepared she was for us. It was evident she worked hard to make our meeting as informative and productive as possible.
I believe we were difficult clients in that we needed to see a lot of places before we made a bid. Anne was very patient; low and behold we found the perfect house. However, that was not the end of it as our closing process was full of surprises. The sellers were difficult and we had issues with our lender that warranted a realtor that knew what they were doing. Anne was that person! She got us through a delicate and difficult situation that only an experienced realtor can do. I highly recommend her for her knowledge, professionalism and she genuinely cares about her clients."
"Anne was wonderful to work with. Coming from cincinnati we weren't too familiar with the area but her expertise gave us the confidence we needed to find the right neighborhood to establish our roots."