Catherine Brennan

Catherine Brennan

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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 32 reviews



"This is my fifth real estate transaction with Catherine and every time her advice, market perspective and resources like lender, attorney, inspector, etc.. come through for us in the most beneficial ways. We are grateful for not only her calm demeanor, but also, her savvy negotiating skills and transaction oversight. Catherine is our number one resource for all of our investment transactions and we HIGHLY recommend her!"



"I worked with Catherine ten years ago on my first condo purchase - she had reached out to me while I was perusing properties online and offered to help. Other agents had reached out but there was something about Catherine that made me want to work with her. I had no doubt who I would use to help me find a new property with my husband this year, and also to help with listing the condo she helped me to purchase years ago. She is very knowledgeable of Chicago and the different neighborhoods. The process with her was easy - I'd recommend her to anyone!"



"We have used Catherine for several real estate transactions, both buying and selling. She knows the market inside and out. She was extremely thorough with comps and providing context of a broader market. She works tirelessly to get the job done and has always provided top notch advice. We have recommended Catherine to many people, who in turn have referred her to others. Thank you for many years of working together!"



"Catherine has now helped us buy a house and sell a house, and we will look to her first whenever we look to move again. Her patience, thoughtfulness, positive attitude, and attention to detail are all exceptional. We felt really comfortable asking her all sorts of questions, and she has always done a good job of giving us sound advice without ever pressuring us in any way. She developed a strong sense of who we are and what are priorities are and used that sense to guide both the purchase of our first home and later on the sale of that home. We feel fortunate to have been referred to her, and we will refer her to all our friends."



"We have worked with Catherine several times for the purchases and sale of our homes. She is a wonderful to work with. She is extremely honest, organized, professional and knowledgable. I have recommended her to friends and they have nothing but good things to say as well. Not only is she good at what she does, she is also a very personable and friendly person and is easy to get along with. For our last home purchase, she went above and beyond to save our contract when it looked like there might have been a problem. For our home sale, we received 6 offers and she guided us in choosing the best buyer for a smooth closing. If you are looking to sell or buy, she would be the great asset to have on your side."



"Catherine Brennan is professional, responsive, intelligent and extremely effective in each and every aspect of real estate transactions."


"Catherine is a very professional real estate agent. She embodies the three characteristics I value most in a realtor: knowledgeable, patient, and attentive to the buyer's needs. I would highly recommend her to anyone."


"Catherine was a very calming factor in the sale of our "investment" property. The 3-bedroom needed work before listing. Catherine guided us through what we should focus on as far as upgrades and work to complete. She met with me multiple times to help with finish selections so we selected something that would be well received from potential buyers. She gave us realistic, honest and ultimately 'spot-on' advice."


"Highly recommend. Professional and supportive from the beginning of the search process to the closing."


"Catherine did a fantastic job helping us find renters for our condo when I was relocated out of state temporarily, and I knew I wanted to leverage her talents if we ever sold our home. That time came and we couldn't be happier with the excellent service provided throughout the entire process. Catherine not only helped us navigate our sale but advised us in finding a new home. Our attorney was also impressed and highly complimentary about Catherine and her expertise, responsiveness and sensitive handling of our investment. It's reassuring to know I have a trusted resource to recommend and rely on for future needs."


"Catherine was thoughful, persistent and provided excellent dedication to sell my property at the best possible price."


"Knowledgeable and patient, yet tough when she needs to be. Made the entire process easier than we could have imagined."


"I have used Catherine for numerous real estate transactions and she is always the ultimate professional. She is informed, does her research, and handles all interactions with patience and grace. I have highly recommended her to others and will continue to do so!"


"Let me say that I am usually not a person that has good patience for writing online reviews or opinion pieces, but today I will make an exception. Catherine has been an EXCELLENT broker throughout the whole process that took us from being renters to first-time owners of a beautiful condo in Andersonville Chicago. Not only she demonstrated absolute patience and care for our needs, but also she never hesitated to go the extra mile to provide answers to doubts and unknowns that emerged along the way. My wife and I first met Catherine as clients and broker, we parted best friends. We couldnt have had a better experience with our first home purchase. Cheers!"


"Another great experience with this Rockstar agent. She has helped us Buy and Sell 4 properties. We are so grateful to our friends for introducing her to us 10 years ago. She has been our advocate and real estate resource even when we weren't in the market. Always available when we would ask her questions about our property's value and what to do to improve it (or better yet, what not to do because we wouldn't get our money back). Thank you Catherine Brennan and @properties for taking great care of us!"


"Catherine was amazing. She was very patient and helped guide me to a property that was the right fit. She was a true consultant looking out for my best interests. We talked and laughed and I feel like she is a true friend. Buying a new home can be very stressful, but Catherine makes it a very pleasant experience. I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone looking to buy or sell a home! She is truly one in a million!!"


"Catherine was amazing !!! We looked at several homes in several neighborhoods and Catherine did getting me inventory to see fast. She did a Great job of assessing my needs and being honest about the places we were seeing. Catherine has a great ability to give you a vision when looking at homes to see past poor decor or quick fixes. During the process she represented me on my buy and sell ..her ability to get you the most for your money exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Catherine for all you home buying and selling needs."


"Catherine Brennan is an excellent real estate broker. She is industrious, approachable, knowledgeable, resourceful, and practical in her services. She is also persistent in marketing real estate. Our experience with her over several real estate transactions has always been positive."


"Catherine was extremely valuable in helping to point out things that I would've overlooked and provided helpful, experienced guidance in navigating through the home buying process. She also linked me up with excellent resources to complete various aspects of the transactions who also helped to make things go smoothly. In addition, she's a wonderful person and I had so much fun working with her. Highly recommended."


"You were great."


"Catherine is an exceptional broker from both the buyer and seller view point. She takes the time to ensure her client is getting the best information and knowledge to make a decision on buting or selling a home. It has been a pleasure to work with her on both of these transactions. I have given her information to others for a broker referral."


"Catherine is nothing but the best! We worked with her when we first bought our home 4 years ago and then again recently for the sale of that home. Even over the course of the 4 years, she always stayed in touch with us. When it came time to sell, she gave us all the information we needed and made the whole process easy for us to understand. She was always professional and a pleasure to be around. We even referred her to one of our friends and she helped our friend buy her first home. Our friend was very happy with her experience as well. The only downfall for us moving to Colorado is moving away from Catherine. Thank you Catherine!"


"Catherine was very professional and had excellent communication skills with both us and our attorney. At every step along the way we all know what was going on and what each of us was saying or doing (all email and one phone call in the process). We live in another state while selling our Chicago condo and I can't say enough about how painless she made everything from vendors, to the association and the management company, to the selling realtor, to the inspections and to the providing feedback. Catherine is just great."


"The purchase of my home could have been a very long frustrating experience if it was not for Catherine's involvement. She continuously went above and beyond to make sure the process stayed on plan/budget while having to deal with a very difficult seller/agent/bank.If not for her advice and suggestions, I would have walked away from this process many times over, but instead closed on a great deal and very happy with the results."


"Catherine was great and we appreciate how patient she was with us when we made the decision to take our home off the market due to a special assessment situation and then place it back on the market again. It turned out to be a great decision and she gave great guidance where we were able to increase our price due to changing market conditions. We look forward to finding our next home with her."


"Catherine was a great resource for us, and a pleasure to work with. She set our expectations appropriately and was well-prepared from our initial meeting throughout the entire process. She was candid and realistic which resulted in us receiving multiple offers for our house, and we actually get more than the listing price in a very short time. I would recommend Catherine to anyone in the area who wants a professional and friendly agent who gets the job done."


"Catherine was clear, honest, and great at walking us through the process as first-time buyers. She provided lots of helpful information to guide our decision-making, but ensured that WE were the ones ultimately making the choice"


"Catherine is one of the best agents my wife and I have ever worked with. She is our "go to" person for anything related to finding or selling a home."


"I was highly satisfied with the knowledge and professionalism provided by Catherine. Her abilitiy to negotiate price and terms is a 5 out of 5. I would recommend Catherine time and again"


"Catherine was the consumate professional, attending to every detail and staying in touch on all matters large and small. In addition, she was just a very pleasant person to interact with"


"You're a great agent and we are really happy we got to work with you!"


"I have worked with Catherine on several transactions and she has always been a pleasure to work with. Accessible, prompt & courteous. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an agent to work with."


"Catherine is a pro -- she goes the extra mile to ensure you're comfortable, yet understands the market thoroughly in order to tell you what "realities" you're facing. I will definitely utilize her services again, and will continue to refer her to others."


"Catherine was an amazing resource and wealth of information who helped demystify the purchase of my first home. She set proper expectations, thoroughly addressed my questions and concerns, and provided an abundance of information throughout the entire process"


"We have been recommending Catherine Brennan to everyone we know. She did an outstanding job. She knew how to get all the information we needed and how to respond to every individual and situation. She was always on top of every aspect of the sale."


"Catherine was great to work with. Anytime I had questions, she was available by email, phone, or text. She was willing to work with us to get our home sold quickly and I would recommend her to friends thinking of selling their home."


"Catherine, your help with finding us a house has been invaluable. We really appreciated your knowledge and patience through-out the whole process. We couldn't be happier with our new home, and know that it wouldn't have been possible without you!"


"Catherine Brennan was great. This was my first purchase and she was extremely helpful with explaining the process to me. She is very knowledgeable and I definitely felt like I was in good hands through this whole process."


"Extremely professional and knowledgeable."


"Catherine Brennan is the Rand McNally of Chicago - she knows the city and its surrounding neighborhoods like the back of her hand. Her bank of knowledge about the market was invaluable to me when I purchased my home. I refer her to my friends and colleagues when they are looking to buy and sell because I trust she will do an excellent job for them."


"Catherine has been a huge asset in all my sales and purchases over the years. I consider her a key advisor and wouldnt do a deal without her as my Realtor."


""Catherine actually listened to what I wanted which is so rare. She found me the best place at the best price and I enjoy being around her too, she's just lovely! She contacted me after I logged onto your company's website and I feel like I was very lucky. Thanks so much.""


"I feel very fortunate to have chosen Catherine to represent me in my purchase. She negotiated strongly on my behalf, walked me through the entire purchase process providing advice that helped me make smart decisions, and she vigorously protected my interests which saved me a good deal of money. I feel confident giving her name to my contacts because I know she will apply the same excellent skill set to their sale or purchase."



"Catherine really knows what she is doing. She will turn up to viewings having done her homework, so she is in a place to give you advise needed to make the right decision. When it came to selling my place, she asked all the right questions of the buyers, and again did her homework to put me in the best position possible. It is rare to find someone who has both the passion and the knowledge in this industry, let alone someone you can trust. If you want someone who is honest, will go the extra mile, and knows what they are talking about, look no further. THANK YOU Catherine. On to the next project!Alex"



"I have worked with Catherine on several transactions and she has always been a pleasure to work with. Accessible, prompt & courteous. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an agent to work with."



"She was the consumate professional, attending to every detail and staying in touch on all matters large and small. In addition, she was just a very pleasant person to interact with."



"Catherine is one of the best agents my wife and I have ever worked with. She is our "go to" person for anything related to finding or selling a home."



"Catherine was clear, honest, and great at walking us through the process as first-time buyers. She provided lots of helpful information to guide our decision-making, but ensured that WE were the ones ultimately making the choice."



"Catherine was great and we appreciate how patient she was with us when we made the decision to take our home off the market due to a special assessment situation and then place it back on the market again. It turned out to be a great decision and she gave great guidance where we were able to increase our price due to changing market conditions. We look forward to finding our next home with her."



"Catherine Brennan listed our 3 bedroom condo in Roscoe Village and it was a pleasure to work with her during the whole process. I would describe her skills as very knowledgeable about the market, highly responsive, detail oriented, aggressive when necessary, and all around sweet person who is focused on her customer's needs. She was very knowledgeable about the market although we weren't always willing to take her advice on pricing; however she was very respectful of our position and built a game plan to work with us. Catherine was very thorough with every explanation throughout the selling process. Her calm and steadfast approach when making price changes were based on facts & past market trends. When we finally received an offer, Catherine made every effort to contact all other interested prospective buyers to make sure we received the best offer. After 8 weeks, we received an offer that matched where Catherine thought our place would sell. I am sure that she could have sold our home in less time if we were willing to be more aggressive on pricing, but that was not our goal. After the signed contract, Catherine guided us swiftly through the closing process managing our complex case of also having our company's relocation service. She made certain we had all details in line to make our closing smooth. I would use her again without hesitation."



"Catherine was an amazing resource and wealth of information who helped demystify the purchase of my first home. She set proper expectations, thoroughly addressed my questions and concerns, and provided an abundance of information throughout the entire process."