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Clients are saying:
"I first met Stephanie Klein Trout when I went to see a vintage property on the market. I was impressed with how she presented the home on her client's behalf. Stephanie was organized, informative, and prepared with market data that showed both her expertise and professionalism. Although I passed on the featured home, Stephanie's warmth, honesty, and responsive communications made it an easy and clear decision for me to hire her as my real estate agent. The decision soon paved the way for a wonderful experience that resulted in the sale of my condo in under 14 days and finding a beautiful, vintage home that met my new lifestyle and everyday needs.
I feel very fortunate to have found Stephanie, who possessed an unwavering commitment to finding the right home at the right price for me. At every turn, she went the extra mile—from offering objective views on home staging and market strategies to delivering useful market updates and providing an invaluable list of home resources. Stephanie exceeded my high expectations, including working with the set of challenges that came with my home sale contingency. I appreciated how she never treated our partnership as a sales transaction, ensuring she had my best interest in mind.
Stephanie is a rising star, and I view her as one of the best real estate agents in Illinois. When choosing Stephanie, trust that you are making a wise decision for your real estate investment."
"We fell in love with a new house and Stephanie made it happen! We needed to sell our previous home before we could buy the new one so Stephanie devised a plan for a contingency purchase. She went through every room of our house and gave us a detailed plan to "stage" it while we were still living in it. She researched comparable properties and helped us decide on a listing price, created an attractive photo book, then contacted other brokers to let them know our house would soon be on the market. By the time we were ready for showings, there were already seven serious potential buyers wanting to tour on the first day. By the second day, we had multiple offers and ultimately the house went well over our asking price.
When it came to our new home, Stephanie provided us a list of home inspectors and other service providers and coached us through a roller coaster of negotiations with the seller. She met us at the new house multiple times including the stressful closing day. When keys didn't fit initially, she sent us off to lunch and took care of it with the seller.
We could not give a higher recommendation for Stephanie and appreciate everything that she did to get us into our new home!"
"We highly recommend Stephanie. Her attention to detail, responsiveness, market knowledge and professionalism are exceptional. And, she is personable, thoughtful and able to break-down often confusing comp/sales statistics and data in a way that provided great value to us in the process.
From day one, Stephanie's commitment to sell our home was impressive; she undertook an expansive social media campaign and a broad outreach to her personal and professional contacts. She provided great advice for staging and other practical ways to increase value and create interest. Moreover, Stephanie was available 24/7, and she was extremely responsive.
In the end, Stephanie sold our home quickly and at a great price, and, importantly, she made the process and negotiations easy and stress-free. We highly recommend to anyone looking for a real estate agent!"
"Moving is never easy, especially when it is from one state to another. Fortunately we had Stephanie Klein Trout as our agent. Not only was she well informed, relative to the areas we were interested in, she was also most "tuned in" to our wants and needs in a new home. She had numerous properties available to show us and we were able to find an excellent property within a week. She was most helpful in guiding us through the process of negotiating, buying, and closing on our new home. The process in Chicago differs greatly from Ohio, where we moved from, and without her help and expertise it most certainly would not have gone as smoothly as it did.
Stephanie Klein Trout certainly exemplifies what one would want in a real estate agent."
"Working with Stephanie was not only professional, but also personal. She genuinely cared about selling my home for fair market value and helping me set the stage for making it happen quickly. As I was not in Chicago full time, she managed the whole process and every detail making the listing, showings and selling easy and successful! I would recommend and entrust my home sale or search to Stephanie, with her design and business expertise, she has the vision and tenacity to make the process of finding or selling a home an outstanding experience."