"Experience You Can Trust"
Philosophy of Service
A successful Realtor in Chicago for the past eighteen years as both a selling and listing agent, Kathie has a passion for her work and for the success of her clients. She believes in honesty and integrity and consistently goes above-and-beyond to the satisfaction of her clients. Each client with whom she is involved - from a one bedroom condo to the five bedroom single family home - feels personal to her and she cares for each client with the same high level of attention and excellence. Attentive to every detail, what's important to her clients becomes important to her. To that end, she works diligently to fully understand the wants and needs of her clients and to guide them toward a common goal of finding a new home, selling a current home or wisely investing in the Chicagoland real estate market.
Awards And Designations
It's because of that dedication she was awarded the designation of "Rookie of the Year" her first year in Real Estate and has continued to receive honors and awards each year since. Five Star Professional partnered with Chicago Magazine to select real estate agents nominated by their clients who were exceptional in both their ability and their commitment to overall satisfaction. Kathie was among the less than two percent of Chicago Area Real Estate Agents awarded the Five Star Award for Real Estate for the past NINE years. In addition, Kathie is a Certified Global Luxury agent and is an expert in marketing and selling luxury properties.
Areas of Expertise
Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Roscoe Village, North Center, Lincoln Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, East Village, Logan Square, Andersonville, Irving Park, Albany Park, Portage Park, Ravenswood, Ravenswood Manor, River North, West Loop, South Loop.
Knowledge and Experience
In addition to her philosophy of service, Kathie puts her knowledge, education and experience to work for you. Kathie has a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Marketing and a minor in Psychology. Before selling Real Estate Kathie worked for a major consulting firm specializing in client relations, strategic marketing and contract negotiation - developing and honing skills that have great synergy with the work she does in Chicago Real Estate.
Kathie has an excellent knowledge of the Chicago housing markets and neighborhoods. As a long time resident of Chicago's North Side, Kathie lived and works in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and is currently a eighteen year resident of the North Center neighborhood where she lives with her three growing boys. She is an expert in the Chicagoland school systems and has a deep knowledge of both public and private schools. Kathie also actively gives back to her community as a founding member, past president/board member of the "Friends Of Coonley School" and through her contributions to the many local schools around her. She puts her skills, knowledge and dedication to use for the benefit of the neighborhood community at large.
Clients are saying:
""My wife and I have used Kathie for all of our real estate transactions in Chicago. She is a rare combination of consummate professional with a truly wonderful character and personality. Kathie is very easy to work with, while being an aggressive participant in the real estate process. She earned our trust early on and we have always felt comfortable with her advice. We will not hesitate to utilize her excellent services again." Steve and Mary (West Loop)"
""Kathie was a pleasure to work with. We had a difficult condo to sell and Kathie never hesitated to take on the challenge. She was a tremendous asset throughout the process. We'd highly recommend Kathie for any of your real estate needs." Pete and Annie (Lakeview)"
""My wife and I just moved back to Chicago after living in Erie, PA for 14 years. We had a prior positive condo sale experience with Kathie Bock and it made sense for us to use her again to help us search for and purchase a condo in one of our targeted neighborhoods. Kathie spent four consecutive days with us setting up viewings on about 25 properties from the lakefront to Lincoln Square. We found our dream property in Roscoe Village and Kathie was instrumental in working with us long-distance to negotiate a fair price and take us smoothly through the whole process from finalizing the sale agreement to the closing. Kathie's knowledge of Chicago's neighborhoods, and the related positives and negatives of each is extremely valuable. My wife and I hope that we will never have to move again, but if we do, Kathie will be our only choice to represent us!" Jim and Sharon (Roscoe Village)"
""Kathie really helped me through a difficult time. I was going through a stage of life where I had to find a rental fast. Kathie set up a great web search and squeezed me into her schedule. The whole process start to finish (from initial conversations to lease signing) was less than a month! I am still in the rental in a great neighborhood and just love it!!" Michelle (Roscoe Village)"
"Kathie is the quintessential realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, thorough and efficient. Her knowledge of the market, neighborhoods and industry is exemplary. Kathie went over the comparative market analysis in detail before we put our townhome on the market., which was very informative. Kathie is a skilled negotiator, which served us well for our rental property and the sale of our home. Kathie is reliable, approachable and always available for her clients. She was always available to answer our questions and address our concerns.. Kathie always made us feel very confident throughout the entire selling process. Having Kathie on our side was a tremendous asset. We have always had such an excellent experience with Kathie, which is why she has our highest regards and recommendations!!!
C and L Gaston (University Village)"