Kate Taylor's lifelong interest in all things real estate-related has led her to become one of Chicago's most compassionate, knowledgeable and savvy real estate professionals. Her wide-ranging expertise on everything from interior staging to real estate investing strategy ensures that she provides unsurpassed client care and stands out as one of Chicago's top real estate agents.
Prior to entering the Chicago real estate market in 2011, Kate worked in the Boston and New York real estate markets, as well as in the telecom industry, and today she applies hard-earned project management skills to her real estate career, taking clients through the process of buying and selling with extra attention to timing and detail. In addition to her deep general knowledge, Kate particularly excels in scouting for investment opportunities tailored to the needs of experienced investors. She works hard to develop life-long relationships, displaying a deep dedication to helping clients achieve their goals. With over $30M in personal sales over the past 8 years, Kate is an expert in many of the most popular Chicago neighborhoods, with particular focus in Roscoe Village, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, River North, Streeterville and the West Loop.
In 2016, Kate partnered with two like-minded colleagues to form Chicago Home Living Real Estate Specialists within @properties, the number-one real estate brokerage in the city. Chicago Home Living was formed with a common goal of providing a higher standard of service and incorporating a personable and boutique approach to all types of real estate transactions. To date, Chicago Home Living has collectively achieved over $40M in sales and was recognized in 2019 with an achievement award as a top-producing team by Chicago Magazine.
Since 2016, Kate further expanded her skills by earning two certification designations from the National Association of Realtors—the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) and the Seller's Representative Specialist (SRS). Both of these designations allow Kate to provide the highest level of service to all of her clients, and she remains committed to continually strengthening her knowledge and skills in the real estate industry.
After many years as a proud resident of River North, Kate and her family made the move to Lakeview in 2017. She is an active contributor to the South Lakeview Neighbors Organization, as well as a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors. Over the past few years, Kate has purchased multi-family investment properties in Lakeview and has taken an active role in managing their renovations. In her personal time Kate devotes herself to cooking, interior design and travel.
Clients are saying:
"Kate went the extra mile to help find the right place for us. We had to move cross-country, and Kate was a great asset for us in Chicago. She is very accommodating to your needs and very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and the Chicago market. We would highly recommend Kate!"
"I had the pleasure of working with Kate Taylor on several transactions throughout the years. She knows the market well and anticipated my needs. She offered solid market pricing advice on the sale of my River North condo that produced immediate results! She guides you through each step of the way whether you’re the buyer or the seller. Chicago Home Living @ Properties has professional and prompt resources to make your new home dreams come true. Thank you!"
"After 13 years of owning a condo in the West Loop, it was time to sell. Working with Kate was the best decision I made. Kate walked me through each step of the process. From choosing which few improvements made the most sense for my sale, to staging & ultimately to deciding the right price to list. When we received multiple offers, she guided me to the best one. Kate is a professional and a joy to work with. She has my highest recommendation!"
"I had an incredibly great experience with Kate! I was not only new to the multi-unit purchasing process but I was a first time buyer all together, and Kate provided an incredible amount of support. She was patient and knowledgeable with a main focus on getting the RIGHT place for me. I purchased a 2-flat in West Bucktown/Logan Square area and I love it! Kate helped me front start to finish, even giving me advice on getting the best tenants possible. I would definitely recommend Kate to a friend and will be going back once it's time to make another purchase:)"
"Kate is amazing! She has been our broker for years and has helped us with multiple properties. She is cheerful, helpful, hardworking with fantastic ideas and great staging skills. She found contractors for us and in general made the selling process much easier. We definitely recommend her."