Carrie Plafchan

Carrie Plafchan

CNE, E-PRO - Broker       


Overall 5 star rating out of 27 reviews

"Carrie was an excellent agent. We found her through a referral and couldn't have been happier with the service she provided us. She was patient, knowledgeable and most important honest. She knew what to ask and what to look for in each home..which were things we, as second time homeowners, would never have thought of. She picked us up and drove us around the whole entire day explaining the area we were looking in and some landmarks to look out for. I would recommend Carrie to anyone looking for a house in Chicago! She knows the area extremely well and was an absolute pleasure to work with. She followed up with us constantly between putting in an offer, and closing almost 3 months later! Thanks Carrie for all your help. Thanks to you, we found our dream home."

"From start to finish Carrie was wonderful! She gives expert advice for staging that is very doable and makes a huge difference. The amount of traffic she was able to generate was awesome and the communications and follow-up was tremendous."

"Carrie was and continues to be outstanding even after finding us the perfect home. Her professionalism and extraordinanary customer sets her apart from anyone we have ever worked with. She truly cares about finding us the perfect for our needs. I would recommend Carrie and hope to work with her again in the future. We had a fantastic experience!

The Mallace family"

"There aren't enough stars to highlight; Carrie is a "super star"! She is more than a realtor, but rather a partner. We've partnered with Carrie to both sell and buy, and so have other family & friends, multiple times. She is a great listener, will always give you an honest opinion, and provide realistic expectations. Her attention to details, follow-up, and follow-thru are terrific."

"Carrie is the hardest working realtor I have ever worked with. Thank you for making our home buying process so smooth."

"I honestly don't know where to begin. Carrie Pflachan was my agent 12.5 years ago when she helped me look for a condo in Lakeview. We've remained in touch & I couldn't wait to reach out to her when my fiancé & I were looking to buy a condo together this year.

We started to casually look on-line, with a combo of what of Carrie recommended & what we were seeking in a condo, back in April. Then we really ramped up our search a few months ago.

We looked at a few properties together & Carrie, during this entire process, was SO spot-on with EVERYTHING. SHE was the one who was asking more questions than we were & pointing out things in the condos we were looking at that we didn't think of. She not only complimented certain aspects of the condo, but she also would point out things for us to think about that we could potential dislike about the condo - short or long-term. She'd point out how loud the furnace would be & how close it was to the living room. Perhaps she pointed out the lack of closet space or how new the fixtures were in a bathroom.

After we all looked at the first place together & mutually decided we didn't care for it, we huddled &, she listened to our needs. She quickly comprehended everything we wanted in a home &, low & behold, she found a place for us within a few days that fit our needs & desires.

The biggest takeaways from my experiences with Carrie is the fact that she quite swift when getting back to you either via email, phone call or, text. Sure, she, or, other agents are busy, but she's great at getting back to folks. Also, she's looking at things that may not be on your Top 10 concerns or needs. She's looking at storage space, the age of the appliances, how old the furnace might be, the age & condition of the building (IE: will you need a special assessment for a major project that could happen in a year or 2?) or even how close the schools might be - even though you may not have a kid.

Again, I highly recommend Carrie - she's full of energy & spunk, she's bold, blunt, honest, has manners & will not be shy when it comes to giving her opinions.

She's awesome."

"Carrie showed us 10+ properties in one day... she was committed to helping us find the right home fast and never made us feel pressured. We will definitely work with Carrie for future homes in Chicago!"

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Carrie. She mitigated my overly critical eye and ridiculous assessments perfectly, by constantly bringing me back to reality and putting things into perspective. I would definitely work with Carrie again and recommend her to all my friends, family, and colleagues."

"Carrie was phenomenal! She is extremely knowledgeable about the area, so patient with us and always put our best interest first. Carrie helped us throughout every step of the way and continues to offer her assistance even after we've closed! Top notch service."

"Carrie is an incredible professional who not only knows the Chicago real estate market, but knows everything that is happening in every neighborhood in the city! She was able to offer guidance above and beyond what we expected. We actually used her twice this year -- once to rent when we relocated to Chicago, and then 8 months later when we bought our condo. Both times she was able to accommodate our busy schedules and get us in to a number of properties with short notice and over the couple days we had available. Both times we found our home on the first day. Carrie is a wonderful person who will fight to find you a home that will make you happy. We absolutely recommend her!!"

"My agent is the most fabulous agent on the face of the earth! This is the 3rd time we have used Carrie. She is extremely knowledgeable in real estate. And she gets to know you as a client which helps in making the best decision for a house. She is not pushy and makes sure that the house you pick will work for your lifestyle. She is extremely patient and helps you deal with the stressful situations that come with buying a house.

She has fabulous design ideas that helped with staging of selling our property. I would highly recommend Carrie for buying and selling of property whether in Chicago or the suburbs."

"Carrie was so helpful! As a first time home buyer she was there to explain everything and went out of her way to make sure I was knowledgeable about each step of the process. I am so fortunate to have had Carrie to help me find my perfect home."

"Working with Carrie to buy our home was such a pleasure. She is absolutely the best at what she does. She is Knowledgable, relaxed, organized and truly wants you to get a place your crazy about!"

"Carrie worked tirelessly to find me the right place for me and my children. She moved quickly and diligently and I cannot recommend her highly enough. I will work with her over and over again as she was an absolute delight with whom to work and a consummate professional."

"Carrie was amazing. We had a very short time frame to find an apartment. With 24 hours notice she got us in to see more than enough apartments in a variety of neighborhoods to make the right decision. We moved from another state so Carrie's knowledge of the city of Chicago was invaluable to us as well. Her knowledge led us to choose the right apartment in the right neighborhood. My husband and I still tell each other regularly how good of a choice we made. We are thankful to Carrie for orienting us properly."

"Carrie has sold two condos of ours and helped my husband and I to find our dream home! She is a great communicator who strategized with us about list price for our condos and negotiating for the new home. She's always prepared and on time. I highly recommend Carrie."

"Carrie did a great job in helping my daughter, Krista, get set up in the condo. She was also very helpful to me in getting the transaction completed. I want to also mention that Carrie always got back to me very quickly in responding to my phone calls or emails.

Jim Klund"

"Carrie helped me find and buy a condo in Chicago this summer. She was an invaluable source of knowledge and advice, and truly went beyond my expectations. She helped me understand exactly what to pay attention to when looking at different properties, and I felt that she had my best interests in mind at all times. Throughout the process, she was extremely professional, responsive, and available to meet at very short notice to match my schedule. I am very happy with my new home, and recommend Carrie without hesitation."

"I'd like to say that Carrie Plafchan is not only a super salesperson but a super person to be around. She has high integrity, she is realistic, has an extremely strong work ethic, and works with people better than anyone I have been around in the Real Estate business.

For the details, here is a brief synopsis of our home sales conundrum. Our challenge was we owned an older, single family home on a busy street in Chicago. The market was changing and we had moved from Chicago to Southern California for work. The home had been rehabbed but was sitting on the market because it was over-priced in a depreciating market and didn't have the right feel for it's buyers. We had used two agents to try to sell our home before we were put in contact with Carrie.

Carrie's name was given to us as a highly-recommended referral from a number of well respected people in Chicago. When we met Carrie she listened to our story, took notes, and then let us ask questions. She knew we were in a hurry to sell our place and gave us some suggestions to turn things around. Her first suggestion was to have the place staged. Carrie knew that a house is only as good as how it feels when a prospective buyer walks in the front door. The second suggestion was to realistically price the home based on competitive comps in the area. Finally, the third suggestion was to have open-houses on a regular basis to re-introduce the market to our newly appointed and priced home.

It worked...! Carrie found us a buyer in a relatively short-period of time by focusing on our needs and the buyers needs. She really did whatever it took to close the deal. Carrie had staging furniture, worked with us on commissions, and communicated expertly with us on a regular basis while we were living in California. Carrie sold the home for a very realistic price and walked everyone through the closing process with precision.

I highly recommend Carrie if you are looking for someone who genuinely cares about your needs and understands what it takes to sell Real Estate in Chicago."

"We used Carrie Plafchan, @properties. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She was SO patient with us, considering the amount of time it took us to decide on a place and the fact that we changed our mind about things we wanted here and there."

"I have purchased several properties with Carrie and she has always been knowledgeable, helpful and patient. She knows the market and provides great insight."

"We would have not made it through the home buying process if it weren't for Carrie. The moment we met her, we knew she was amazing. She guided us through difficult negotiations and even issues that came up after we closed! She is so caring and makes you feel like you are her only priority. I would recommend Carrie to all of our friends and family looking for homes in Chicago."

"Carrie is the absolute BEST.My house buying experience was PERFECT... and was all because of Carrie!Carrie is knowledgeable and very giving with her time.The entire process could not have been smoother."

"Carrie is the best! We were first time home buyers and she was great throughout the whole process and never pressured us into a home we did not like. She helped us ask the right questions during showings, questions we would not know to ask. Carrie definitely will look out for your best interests. She is extremely professional and was always available to help us answer questions. We were also extremely impressed with how quickly she was able to get us in to see listings, which was really helpful especially with the competitiveness in the neighborhoods in which we were looking."

"Carrie did a terrific job of preparing us for the sale of our home. She helped us to make our home look great, giving us advice on organizing, staging, etc. We had multiple offers right off the bat, and Carrie did a good job of getting us the best offer. She also helped us to find our new home in a difficult market. I would recommend Carrie without reservation. She is very hard working and a great asset to @properties."

"Carrie was great. COuld not be happier, she was such a help to us. I have already referred her to others and will continue to do so."

"I was pretty clueless when it came to selling my house. Carrie helped me through the whole thing & was very knowledgeable & informative."

"Carrie was fantastic and went above and beyond to help sell my condo. We live out of State and she helped coordinate everything necessary to get the home in great shape to sell it. She even stagged the home with her own furniture!! I would recommend Carrie to anyone I know!"

"We were moving from Michigan to Chicago and could not have asked for a better team to help with the transition. Thank you so much!"

"Carrie was awesome. Super proactive and hands-on through the whole process...showings, inspections, appraisals and closing. She provided great market guidance, then advice and assistance staging. We feel this was a key advantage in selling our home. We had five offers in under a week. We've already recommended her to a bunch of neighbors."