Annie Bauer

Annie Bauer

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Overall 5 star rating out of 54 reviews



"Annie helped me to purchase my home in 2006. She was absolutely amazing to work with!! This was my first home purchase and Annie was extemely patient in showing me a number of condos in a variety of neighborhoods. Given it was a very new experience for me, I was anxious during the process and Annie went out of here way to ensure I felt comforatble every step of the way. It was apparent that Annie truly cared that I purchased the right home for me at the right price. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone in my life that is looking to rent or buy a home in Chicago."



"My boyfriend and I recently worked with Annie to find our rental and the experience was beyond wonderful. She had great marketing knowledge as well as amazing negotiating and people skills. I loved working with her and have already recommended her to several friends, all of which will be contacting her next time they're in search for the perfect place."



"Annie was fantastic to work with. I was all over the place as far as style and location, and Annie was extremely professional and understanding while helping me find a home which was perfect for me in size, price, accommodations, and neighborhood. Her knowledge of real estate in the area, coupled with her warm and patient personality helped make the whole process enjoyable. Communication was very easy and prompt. I wouldn't hesitate one second in recommending Annie to anyone looking to buy a home!"



"Annie was a fantastic realtor! She was extremely knowledgeable about the Chicago market and used her expertise well throughout my first home buying experience. She is very personable and a great negotiator. If you are looking for a professional realtor I highly recommend Annie Bauer!"



"I would absolutely recommend Annie's services to friends and family. She was extremely knowledgeable about the building and the West Loop market. She is an excellent negotiator and was a committed advocate for our well being!"



"Annie was fantastic to work with and very knowledgable. She was always available to me when I needed help or had questions. Looking for a home is very stressful and she was personable and took the stress away. I would highly recommend her mad will use her in the future as well."



"Thrilled to have Annie in my corner. Super patient to work with and showed an expert knowledge of West Loop and Old Town districts. Outgoing dynamic personality that helps to demystify the real estate process."


"We had the pleasure of working with Annie Bauer during the sale of our condo in the West Loop. Upon the first meeting with Annie, we knew she was a class act. She came fully prepared with a well thought out marketing plan to capitalize on the velocity of the market., She knew how to create high demand in a short period of time, which would lead to the ultimate outcome...multiple offers! My husband and I adopted her plan and our home sold in one weekend with 9 offers, over list price!!! Annie Bauer is an expert in her market and knows how to get a home sold...at its TOP price. Annie is professional, knowledgeable, highly effective and incredibly reliable. She went above and beyond for us every step of the way in getting our condo closed on time. I would recommend Annie to anyone looking to buy/sell/rent/etc... in the Chicago area. Our experience with Annie has left us both highly respectful of her as a top agent in her field, but we have also developed a wonderful friendship with her as well. We only wish we would have met her a lot sooner..."



"Annie was great from start to finish. She was referred to me so I expected her to be good but she still exceeded my expectations. She helped us with an investment property. There were nuances we had not thought about. We were lucky to gain from her expertise. I would definitely recommend her to others."



"Annie is fantastic. She found me exactly what I was looking for. I've found a lot of agents don't listen to your requirements, but she really kept them in mind and didn't waste my time showing me things I wouldn't like. She was very strategic and even got me a price below my budget! She's a lovely person and I was actually sad when the process was finished because I didn't need to interact with her regularly anymore."



"Annie Bauer is a fantastic agent. She is extremely professional and clearly has a wealth of experience in the Chicago market. She went above and beyond to find us properties and accommodate our schedules. She also sold our existing unit in less than 2 weeks. I highly recommend Annie to anyone looking for properties in Chicago."



"I can't recommend Annie enough! As a first time home buyer, I was pretty much a fish out of water. Annie was able to help me understand the process and suggest people to work with (for financing, inspections, attorneys, to name a few). Her responsiveness to questions or my requests to view properties was world class (she'd even pick me up from work to run me over to a property if we had time constraints). When I ran into an issue on the financing side, Annie went above and beyond her duties. She called all the parties involved to get them on the same page and discuss the issue; which ultimately lead to getting my issue resolved! I'll never use another agent."



"What I liked best about Annie is that she is a fierce client advocate. I felt that she was always looking out for our best interest and was constantly searching to get us the best deal. I would use her again in a heartbeat."



"Ann was an excellent realtor for my husband and I. We used her to sell our condo and we were extremely impressed. She always looked out for our best interest and sold our place in a timely manner for a price we were very happy with. I would highly recommend Ann Bauer."



"My wife and I decided to list our Wicker Park home and contacted Annie Bauer through a referral. Annie was the best thing that could have happened for us…she actually got our house sold before it even hit the market, at the price we wanted too! Annie was very knowledgeable, professional, and respectful to us. She understood our goals and executed to perfection.
We highly recommend Annie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Chicago area as her knowledge of the market and her book of contacts is quite vast. She understands and explains the process very well, has an attention to detail, and is an absolute joy to work with."



"Ann- helped me sell my Lincoln Square condo in 2007. I was being transferred to California and I needed it sold quickly. Ann stepped up and managed to sell it at a profit even though I had only lived there for 2 years and paid top dollar for it. What I liked about working with Ann is that she knew I was in a rush and commuting back and forth from LA and got it sold within a couple weeks of the listing. She made the time to talk to me on my schedule to provide updates as I was spending most of my time on the west coast. I would highly recommend Ann. In this business it is hard to find someone you can trust."



"Ann helped me sell my condo in the middle of the coldest winter in Chicago. Not only did she help me sell it but she helped negotiate a fair deal with the buyer as the roof was leaking and needed a lot of work. Not good timing with all the snow!!!Ann knows when to be a tough negotiator but also has the sense to know when to push and when to pull back. I have bought and sold a number of condos in Chicago and worked with a couple different realty companies prior to discovering @Properties. I will never forget losing my first condo as the agent was so aggressive and the couple selling the condo got my number and called letting me know they wanted to sell me their place in Lincoln Park but they couldn't stand my realtor and how aggresssive she was. From that point on I realized how important it is to have a real estate agent who knows what she is doing and how to play it. My experience last Fall with Ann selling my place in Old Town went very smoothly and I would definitely recommend her to friends family and strangers."



"Annie was wonderful to work with when buying our first home. She was patient with us and really listened to our needs. We highly recommend. Annie to others. She's professional, friendly and knowledgable when it comes to the local market."



"I have worked in real estate with Annie for several years and have always been impressed with her work ethic, her market knowledge and the fact that her client's always come back. I even recommended her to my brother in his first condo purchase."



"I have worked with Annie Bauer over the past 8 plus years on a personal and professional level and have nothing but wonderful things to say about her. She helped my husband and me find and purchase our home and found a renter for my condo. She is very knowledgeable, hardworking and always had our best interest at heart. I work in the mortgage industry and we have worked together on multiple deals and she has always provided great service to our mutual clients. I highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy a new home or sell an existing property. I would no doubt use her again in the future and will continue to refer her to friends, family and clients."



"Annie was a pleasure to work with and was extremely knowledgeable on the real estate space. She was diligent and persistent in finding homes that met my requirements. I found her to be extremely accessible and genuinely interested in helping me to find what I wanted in a space. I appreciated her integrity and honesty about the Chicago market. She genuinely had my best interest in mind throughout the entire process. I would absolutely work with Annie again on my next endeavor."



"I have had to re-locate several times over the years for my job and have always found the home hunting process to be the worst part (I pay for movers). Annie changed my opinion of the process. She was knowledgeable, punctual and most importantly, in tune with my specific requirements. She was respectful of my time and showed me relevant properties until we found the right one. Thanks again"



"Ryan and I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with Annie.

As first time buyers, Ryan and I needed a fair amount of guidance in starting the process. We expressed interest on Zillow for a few listings, and luckily Annie happened to be the agent on one of them. She immediately called us to let us know the property we were initially interested in was already under contract, but that she would still like to work with us to find something we would love. Annie met with us before any of the actual sifting through listings occurred to get a better understanding our interests in our "ideal" condo, and began to search for listings that met our criteria. Within three weeks of working with Annie, we found our condo and began what would be a rigorous process of purchasing.

Throughout the process, Ryan and I had a lot of questions. From simple questions via text and email to multi-hour conversations after touring open houses, Annie always made herself available to provide us with the answers that we needed. Her detailed and thoughtful responses made us feel confident that we had a realtor that had our best interests in mind, and most importantly someone that we could trust.

Our purchasing process found us in many difficult situations: a multiple offer scenario, difficult negotiations with the sellers, and appraisal issues to name a few. Annie had experience with all of these situations, and was able to guide us in getting our issues solved. Annie was by our side throughout, making sure everything was resolved as quickly as possible. Even during days when no progress made, Annie was checking in with us to let us know where things stood and to ask if we had any concerns.

Once we finally closed on our condo and moved in, amidst all the issues we ran into during the process, we have been very happy with our new place. We truly believe a large reason for getting through the process is attributable to Annie’s expertise as a realtor. We would recommend Annie to anyone that needs a realtor and look forward to keeping in touch with her, both as our realtor and as the friends we have become during our condo hunt."



"There are a lot of real estate agents out there so it can be daunting trying to find one that you trust. I can say that Ann is a true professional. While working with her, we got to know Ann personally and I will say that she defines integrity and service. We always felt like she had our best interests in mind throughout the process. During our negotiations, she was very aggressive and we were worried we could lose the place but she was reassuring and ended up getting us a price much better than we had expected!

If you're considering buying or selling, I would strongly recommend Ann. She takes the time to understand your needs. Never once did we feel like we were being "sold" on a property. Additionally, she is very very knowledgeable about the real estate market, trends and offers a ton of useful info. Five stars all around!!"



"Working with Annie was the best decision my husband and I made when it came to selling our condo. She went above and beyond and was extremely responsive to every text, email and call. Annie had some great advice on how to get top dollar on our condo and she delivered with an above list offer! If you are looking for a hard working real estate expert look no further than Annie Bauer- you will not regret it!"



"Annie Bauer is terrific! She made the process of selling my condo as pleasant as any such process can be. She is upbeat and made me feel comfortable from our first meeting. She connected me to a contractor who made some simple (and not so expensive) updates to my unit. And she put me in touch with a lawyer who was equally easy to work with. I couldn't recommend her more highly."



"Annie was great! She was knowledgeable, responsive and helped us sell our condo in under 2 weeks at our asking price"



"SHE IS (ALWAYS) AN OUR MOST FAVORITE AGENT !!! WE LOVE & APPRECIATE HER SERVICES AND ADVISES."



"I can't say enough about how helpful Annie was for me. As a first time home buyer, she was a wealth of valuable information for me. She was always available to chat and help, so even though I know she has a lot of clients, I always felt like top priority. She'd pick me up after work to go look at a place if something new came on the market, and would brave the frigid February temperatures to make sure I was first in line as properties came on the market. As issues with my loan came up, she was quick to pick up the phone and talk to the lender herself to get the full story on the situation and then immediately helped formulate a plan to resolve the issue. She even was willing to call in a favor when needed. I'd highly recommend her to anyone in need of an agent."



"Annie iBauer is the ultimate professional. So happy to have met her. Her combination of knowledge and peoples skills is unsurpassed. Initially our property was listed with another agency. After many months of ineffective results we switched to Annie @properties. Immediate results followed . Her ability to see the best in every situation made the sale gratifying for both parties. Thank you Annie Bauer"



"Annie was great! She was knowledgeable, responsive and helped us sell our condo in under 2 weeks at our asking price"



"Annie was perfect! She is unbelievably responsive by phone, text, and email. She set me up with a reasonable and good contractor to do some updates, which she also selected. Annie went out and bought the supplies. She even waited at my condo for the HVAC service's 5 hour window. Annie can also provide a reasonable and efficient lawyer to handle the closing. The condo sold 3 days after listing and for much more than I was expecting. Annie was nice to work with and took care of everything."



"Working with Annie was great! I was on a timeline and she made it happen! I had been casually looking with another agent in months prior, but when I found a place I liked and lost out on it due to a multiple offer situation and a less experienced agent, I knew I had to get serious, and I new I needed a new agent with the experience and reputation to go to bat for me. While it was a tough time in the market and inventory was low, Annie always got me in to see places quickly! And when I finally found a place, obviously, there were multiple offers, so knowing that Annie was my agent was really reassuring. Annie was there with me every step of the way. 10/10 would work with Annie again when I buy my next place! I love my new neighborhood!"



"Annie is professional and takes it upon herself to make sure the process runs smooth and to your benefit."



"Annie was beyond impressive. Being a first time buyer, and feeling largely daunted by the task, Annie made the process of finding the right home for me efficient, seamless, and surprisingly fun (I honestly expected it to be excruciating; like going to the dentist). Her patience, attentiveness and always cheerful attitude was greatly appreciated as we viewed numerous condominiums due to my "somewhat" particular nature. With Annie's bountiful experience of the current market and city neighborhoods, she always remained determined and persistent to find the location and condo that ultimately best suited my wants and needs. I will certainly be using her services again. If you ask me, Annie Bauer is as good as it gets in the Chicago real estate field."



"Annie was an amazing broker. She was super responsive, knowledgeable and really fought for what was best for me. She gave me honest opinions and was really helpful through the whole process. It wasn't easy dealing with HOA's, moving and other obstacles. I recommend her to anyone asking for a broker. She did a great job and I'm happy to say my condo is sold for a good price!"



"As first time buyers my husband and I needed all the help and guidance possible. We had a lot of questions and frets over buying somewhere but working with Annie was an absolute joy, she put us at ease and was very patient!!! Annie is extremely hard working and very fast to responding to texts, emails and calls.

If we ever sell/buy no doubt in my mind we would use Annie again."


"My wife and I live abroad and asked Annie to manage the sale of our home in Chicago. She completely knocked it out of the park! Absolutely loved what she did to get it market ready and she was full of enthusiasm. Annie took care of everything for us from repairs, paint, floor resurfacing, beautiful staging and most importantly a effective marketing plan. She was our advocate and a strong negotiator, she leveraged multiple offers and got us far more than we expected to get for the property, over list price. This was the highest priced townhome sold in our association EVER!!! Thanks Annie!"


"Ryan and I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with Annie. As first time buyers, Ryan and I needed a fair amount of guidance in starting the process. We expressed interest on Zillow for a few listings, and luckily Annie happened to be the agent on one of them. She immediately called us to let us know the property we were initially interested in was already under contract, but that she would still like to work with us to find something we would love. Annie met with us before any of the actual sifting through listings occurred to get a better understanding our interests in our "ideal" condo, and began to search for listings that met our criteria. Within three weeks of working with Annie, we found our condo and began what would be a rigorous process of purchasing. Throughout the process, Ryan and I had a lot of questions. From simple questions via text and email to multi-hour conversations after touring open houses, Annie always made herself available to provide us with the answers that we needed. Her detailed and thoughtful responses made us feel confident that we had a realtor that had our best interests in mind, and most importantly someone that we could trust. Our purchasing process found us in many difficult situations: a multiple offer scenario, difficult negotiations with the sellers, and appraisal issues to name a few. Annie had experience with all of these situations, and was able to guide us in getting our issues solved. Annie was by our side throughout, making sure everything was resolved as quickly as possible. Even during days when no progress made, Annie was checking in with us to let us know where things stood and to ask if we had any concerns. Once we finally closed on our condo and moved in, amidst all the issues we ran into during the process, we have been very happy with our new place. We truly believe a large reason for getting through the process is attributable to Annies expertise as a realtor. We would recommend Annie to anyone that needs a realtor and look forward to keeping in touch with her, both as our realtor and as the friends we have become during our condo hunt."



"Annie was great to work with during this process. She handled everything from contractors to helping pick out fixtures. I would highly recommend her."



"Best professional broker!!! She helps us both buy and sell the property,provide strong estimate of the homes value for pricing based on comparable sales in the area, condition of the property of the market.With her skills, we accepted offer & sold the property after listing only 2 days with getting multi-offers. We really appreciate her works and would love to continued working with her, "She Really Knows Chicago"!"



"Annie was extremely helpful in advising on how to best present and advertise our property. She did a great job researching our neighborhood to help position our sale and was very receptive to our input."


"Annie was the best! She sold our place sold in a few days and for a higher price than we imagined! She's super professional, knows the market and has a great personality. We would hire her again in a heartbeat."


"Annie was an amazing broker. She was super responsive, knowledgeable and really fought for what was best for me. She gave me honest opinions and was really helpful through the whole process. It wasn't easy dealing with HOA's, moving and other obstacles. I recommend her to anyone asking for a broker. She did a great job and I'm happy to say my condo is sold for a good price!"


"Annie was a dream to work with when we sold our condo in Lincoln Park! My husband and I don't have enough good things to say. She was very organized and professional through every step of the process until we closed. She gave us great advice about how to prepare our home before listing. It didn't cost a lot of money and used things we had in our home already. Communication with her was easy since she was always made herself available to us, and she was always friendly. We highly recommend her! Ultimately we sold for $25,000 over list price. It's the highest priced sale, per square foot in our building--ever!"


"Working with Annie was an absolutely amazing experience and she made selling our condo seem effortless! She is truly a real estate expert and goes above and beyond with customer service. Annie was extremely attentive and informative and answered every text, call and email with lightening speed while providing very useful feedback and market knowledge. Upon initially meeting Annie she gave us some small suggestions to get top dollar on our condo and they paid off- We were able to sell for over list price. I would HIGHLY recommend working with Annie if you are looking to buy or sell. She really listens to what her clients are looking for and you will always feel like you know what is going on- something that cannot be said for all real estate agents! @properties really goes the extra mile with training their agents!"


"I highly recommend Annie Bauer. I first communicated with Annie about selling my property in March of 2015 to provide her some background on the property I wanted to sell. The property was being rented at the time, and I was living overseas so was not able to undertake or oversee any work that was required to get the house ready to sell. Annie gave great advice on what needed to be done before the launch, and took the steps necessary on my behalf to implement the advice. This included arranging for a house inspection, identifying a general contractor, overseeing the work, dealing with a difficult tenant and working with a staging company to ensure the property looked its best for the photographs. Annie also spent her own time doing work on the property, including cleaning, painting and landscaping she really went the extra mile. Once the house was ready to launch, Annie suggested advertising an open house, which turned out to be an extremely clever marketing strategy. I received offers at asking price before the property was viewed by the general public and a bidding war ensued during the first day of the open house. I ended up taking the house off the market after only two days, having accepted an offer well in excess of the asking price, which I attribute in substantial measure to her efforts during the bidding process. Annie kept the sale moving forward with the buyer, and Annie represented me at the closing which occurred three weeks after the offer was accepted. During the entire process, Annie was a superstar. She kept me focused, she kept everything on track, and she deserves great credit for handling a difficult client (me!) and a property that needed a lot of work prior to going on the market."


"Annie literally is THE BEST real estate broker in Chicago, hands down! She will go above and beyond to find what you want in a property and work with you to get it."


"Annie Bauer is the ultimate professional. So happy to have met her. Her combination of knowledge and peoples skills is unsurpassed. Initially our property was listed with another agency. After many months of ineffective results we switched to Annie & @properties. Immediate results followed . Her ability to see the best in every situation made the sale gratifying for both parties. Thank you Annie Bauer"


"I can't say enough about how helpful Annie was for me. As a first time home buyer, she was a wealth of valuable information for me. She was always available to chat and help, so even though I know she has a lot of clients, I always felt like top priority. She'd pick me up after work to go look at a place if something new came on the market, and would brave the frigid February temperatures to make sure I was first in line as properties came on the market. As issues with my loan came up, she was quick to pick up the phone and talk to the lender herself to get the full story on the situation and then immediately helped formulate a plan to resolve the issue. She even was willing to call in a favor when needed. I'd highly recommend her to anyone in need of an agent."


"Annie was fantastic. She knew the market in my area very well and knew the best way to get my condo sold. She was always available to answer questions, kept me fully updated when something changed, and was always willing to help out if a little extra work needed to be done. I couldn't have done it without her!"


"Annie was extremely professional and sweet. She was able to secure the price I was looking for and my house sold before ever being listed on the MLS! She told me that she could find me a buyer out of her network and she delivered!!! She was responsive, proactive and an all around a pleasure to deal with-- I give her the highest recommendation possible!!!"


"Annie was amazing!! I am located in NYC and she worked with myself and my mom to find me the perfect apartment for my big move back to Chicago. She was helpful, friendly, and knew exactly what I wanted. Made the stressful experience of finding an apartment much less stressful. I'd highly recommend her to anyone."



"Annie was very knowledgeable of the area that she works. She knew what we were looking for and showed us places that with our criteria. We ended up finding an apartment in which we are very happy with!"