Within months of joining a top-selling Lincoln Park team, Kirste Gaudet sold her first listing for just under $3 million. That's Kirste: dive in, make a splash, finish strong. Entrepreneur, sales, pro, design expert, Kirste brings her unique background and talents to Chicago real estate.
Kirste specializes in the luxury market. She focuses on the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lake View, Lincoln Square, North Center, Bucktown, Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village neighborhoods.
EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
A native of Bloomfield Hills and Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Kirste has called Chicago home since graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a degree in interior design. In the corporate world, Kirste ran a $2.5 million business for Oscar de la Renta perfumes within each of Marshall Field and Co.'s 17 stores, hiring, supplying and developing product promotions. Husband Dave and she own ComedySportz, a Lincoln Park improv theater, as well and Dave and Co., which produces live multimedia shows for major corporations around the world.
Whatever needed to be done for those startups, Kirste rolled up her sleeves and got to it. That's Kirste. Patient, hardworking, focused.
Skilled with numbers, comfortable with sales and a love of Chicago's rich residential architecture led Kirste to real estate. What a great fit. Kirste excels at market analysis for clients. Her design background gives her the ability to walk into a home and quickly envision refigured use or space. Calm, though tireless: Kirste understands that buying or selling a home is one of life's largest and most emotional transactions. It takes time and effort to find the right house at the right price. Kirste is with you every step of the way.
Kirste embraces the city life she sells. She and her family live in the North Center neighborhood. The children attend St. Clement School and St. Ignatius College Prep, where their daughter competes in lacrosse and sailing. Their sons are Chicago Jet hockey players. A big lacrosse family, the children play with Chicago Youth Lacrosse. Athletes all, the family enjoys the Saddle & Cycle Club. Kirste plays for a doubles team at Midtown Tennis Club, ranked 4.5 Kirste loves walking Michigan's white pine forests with her dog, a daily game of tennis, and her Little Harbor Club summer reunions with extended family in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
Clients are saying:
"This was the third real estate transaction Kirste has handled for our family. She's the ultimate professional: knowledgeable, hard working and dedicated to her clients. She makes potentially difficult transactions easy."
"In my search for an apartment, Kirste has provided charmingly professional support with prompt and timely responses to any questions arising. She offered viable choices and sensible counsel resulting in our choice of 25 East Superior Street."
"I have worked with Kirste to find many apartments in almost every Chicago neighborhood. She is very responsive to emails, texts or calls and always works in a manner that is in the best interest of her client."
"Kirste went above and beyond helping us find the perfect apartment. She worked with our time constraints since we were visiting from out of town, and she found us a place that worked with our special requirements and large dog. I look forward to working with her again when we are ready to buy!"