Patti Sprafka Wagner excels in the many aspects involved in the real estate transaction process.
Looking to sell a home? Patti will guide you in presenting your property uniquely but honestly advising you on buyers expectations and giving you expert recommendations on staging—helping you stand out from the competition.
Patti is an Accredited Staging Professional and is recognized by her colleagues as a proven industry expert in the area. She knows how important it is to have a detailed presentation of a property to get the best price in any market and how this aspect of the selling process can make the difference between selling in days or months.
For client wanting to buy into the beautiful western Chicago suburbs there is no agent better qualified to introduce buyers to the qualities and special tempos of each of the neighborhoods where Patti not only grew up but has maintained her real estate focus for 30 years. Her father made his life in real estate and in these communities before her and Patti has seen these areas grow. She knows the nuances of the communities, the schools, the parks and the details of each neighborhood.
Deep knowledge of the area an agent serves is a critical factor in accurate property value assessment. For her clients both for buyers and sellers, Patti has the skill and experience to prepare Comparative Market Analyses as guidelines for making these important financial decisions. And as a Certified Negotiation Expert she again excels in getting the best deal for her clients.
Most important, Patti never loses her focus on serving the client, acting as advocate, advisor, counselor she walks her clients through the transaction process from contract negotiations, through the home inspection process even helping manage the labyrinth of village/township regulation for those wishing to update the home either before sale or after.
Patti Sprafka Wagner is energetic, responsive and knowledgeable about the community, the psychology of buyers and sellers, the marketplace and the prices. Nobody serves you better.
Clients are saying:
"Patti helped us to purchase our home and I can't imagine buying a house in Oak Park without her help. She knows the area and always looked out for our best interests. We're very grateful for her help."
"Patti is a true professional. She was right on with pricing our house and gave us unique hands-on advice about preparing our home for sale; she seemed to have an exceptionally intuitive connection to the house that helped it sell within days. Occasionally it took her some time to return a call, but in every other way I would highly recommend her."
"In a challenging housing market, it is important to have an experienced advocate on your side. There are so many questions and concerns: Will we be able to sell our home? What can we do to get top dollar in a reasonable period of time? What is “top dollar”? Will we find a house we love at a price we can afford? How long is all of this going to take?
Patti Sprafka Wagner is an amazing Realtor and advocate. Her real world experience, energetic support and incredible attention to detail are absolutely essential to anyone buying or selling a home. Before putting our home on the market, Patti toured the house and provided extremely helpful and realistic suggestions for making it more appealing to potential buyers. We listened carefully, followed her advice and were under contract within 30 days of listing!
Then, faced with a relatively short timeline for buying a new house, Patti’s insight and knowledge of the local housing inventory proved to be invaluable. We are notoriously picky, but Patti truly understood our needs and showed us several excellent houses. In the end, we bought a wonderful house at a terrific price in a much-loved neighborhood.
If you are buying and/or selling a house, you need every advantage you can get. Do yourself a favor- Call Patti Sprafka Waggner. You will be very glad that you did"
"We were first-time home buyers and completely new (and nervous!) about the whole process. But Patti made everything extremely easy and was an absolute pleasure to work with. She really looked out for our best interest and was knowledgeable about the area where we were buying.
Another huge plus is she's extremely honest. In our opinion, this is her most standout quality. She'll be the first to tell you what's wrong with a property, and she doesn't gloss over potential problem areas with a home. She'll tell you up-front the pros and cons of any property. She even told us key things to ask during the inspection! She quickly built a solid level of trust with us, and we definitely felt we could rely on her for her honest opinion.
Patti was very responsive to our calls and emails (which were many!). She was respectful, patient, and didn't pressure us to make any hasty decisions. You could tell she values her clients tremendously, and she takes great care to build a solid relationship. We will definitely be using Patti again in the future, and highly recommend to anyone looking to buy/sell!"
"Patti Sprafka Wagner is simply the best realtor out there. I wouldn’t have had the courage to buy my first home without her. She truly cares about her clients and wants the best house for them -- she is not just looking to make a sale. She is a strong advocate for her clients in the process of buying a house and goes the extra mile in getting everything done. She also knows Oak Park and River Forest like the back of her hand and has a tremendous amount of experience in the realty business. I trust her implicitly as an advisor."