"Experience You Can Trust"
Philosophy of Service
Top-notch service - period. That's Kathie's philosophy. She believes in honesty, integrity and straight-talk and consistently goes above-and-beyond to the satisfaction of her clients. Each transaction in which she is involved - from the one bedroom condo to the five bedroom single family home - feels personal to her. And, accordingly is handled with the same level of attention and excellence with which she would treat her own. She truly enjoys working with each buyer and seller - from the first time buyer to the experienced investor. Attentive to every detail, what's important to her clients becomes important to her. She works diligently to understand the needs of her clients and to guide them toward a common goal.
Awards And Designations
A successful Realtor in Chicago for the past sixteen years as both a selling and listing agent, Kathie has a passion for her work and for the success of her clients. 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 seven 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, Bucktown, Wicker Park, East Village, Logan Square, Roscoe Village, North Center, Lincoln Square, Andersonville, Irving Park, Albany 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 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 resident of the North Center neighborhood. Kathie actively gives back to her community as one of eight founding members of the "Friends Of Coonley School" fundraising organization that serves her local elementary school: John C. Coonley. As a past board member and President, she put her skills, knowledge and dedication to use for the benefit of the school and the neighborhood community at large.
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.
Clients are saying:
""I’ve used Kathie on three separate occasions to buy and sell a home. On one such occasion, me and my fiancé at the time were looking to move to the suburbs and needed to sell both of our condo’s in the city. Kathie was extremely knowledgeable of the current housing market and our target buyers. She worked with us to stage our units, was professional in her dealings with prospective buyers, and attentive to all our needs. Kathie helped us set a strategy and managed our expectations throughout the selling process. Ultimately, she was successful in selling both of our units in a timely manner and for a fair price, which was particularly challenging given this was 2009 and the height of the housing crisis." Scott and Michelle (Lakeview/Roscoe Village)"
""Kathie Bock was a true professional leading us through our first experience in selling our home. She helped in every step of the way. Her knowledge of the local North Center market was exceptional. She guided us through the pricing and timing of listing our home. She was also able to give recommendations to what items needed to be fixed up to make the house ready to show. She had a team of handy men to help with the list and also had a great company to stage the house. The person that she had take photos of the house was so great. He made the house look amazing. With all her local knowledge and expertise in pricing we were able to sell and close with the first couple that saw our house. We closed and got asking price the first week. I fully recommend Kathie Bock to anyone looking to move quick but get full value." Jason (North Center)"
""Kathie has represented my wife and I on two transactions, and both times she was extremely diligent, honest, patient and helpful. I would recommend her, and have recommended her, without any hesitation whatsoever." David and Jamie (Lakeview)"
""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)"
""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)"