Debbie Magnusen

Debbie Magnusen



Overall 5 star rating out of 18 reviews

"Debbie Magnusen knows her business, is attentive to her clients, and is straight-forward and honorable. I have known her for years and would highly recommend her."

"Debbie was the biggest help ever! She understood what I wanted and delivered.She always had my best interest in mind.It was such a please to work with Debbie!"

"We overheard Debbie providing such good insight to a client at an open house we were at, and we knew she was exactly the type of agent we needed. She brought expertise and humor to a stressful negotiating situation- and we always knew we were in good hands. We even loved everyone Debbie referred us to ie our attorney, etc. I was sad at closing knowing I wouldn't get to interact with Debbie much anymore!"

"It's a bit belated review note, but I would like to thank her effort and dedication to our home purchase with five star.She understand our situation, new to US and house hunting outside of the country, and well educated us for the whole process. She has long experience with deep konwledge about real estate, north shore area and school/education from mother's point of view.I am impressed at her professionalism such as quick response, property visit handling, guidance about contract/financing/closing process. Our home purchase could never have made through without her. We will definately rely on her when resale."

"Debbie was thorough, attentive, knowledgeable and very thoughtful. Everything you want in a broker. I don't know how we could have asked for more."

"Debbie has the unique ability to be both a consummate professional and a friend . Her knowledge of the market and abilities to navigate it are rare. She was " on call " forus more than my physician and had a buyer for our property in 9 days. It was a remarkableexperience. A truly outstanding agent."

"Debbie went well above the norm in several areas to help make my house sellable. There were appearance and condition issues that I could not have resolved on my own."

"Excellent, knowledgeable and dedicated"

"Debbie made selling our property straight forward and hassle free. The fact that the property sold quickly and near the asking price was icing on the cake.Rick Duffy"

"I have known Debbie for almost 10 years. I have bought and sold 2 properties with her, and now have bought my 3rd. I would absolutely refer friends and family to her. I feel like she is not only my realtor, but also a friend. Thanks Debbie!!"

"Debbie is a joy to work with! She was always available to assist with our many needs and remained calm even when we were not. She has been in the business a long time and has a great list of referrals of people who are truly professional and worked with her to help meet our deadlines, as well as having answers to every question. We were from out of state for this purchase and we were able to trust Debbie with stepping in as if she were the buyer! From start to close and beyond, Debbie has had our best interest at heart. Not only did she get the job done she was fun and extremely efficient!"

"Debbie was a true professional in all aspects of our home purchase. She followed up on every detail and was prompt in all communication. She made herself available at any time that was convenient for us, and she always offered considerate advice. We felt well represented from the moment we first saw our new home until the final signatures were completed at closing. We would recommend her highly!"

"I recently had the pleasure of working with Debbie Magnusen on the purchase of a condo in Evanston, and the sale of my mother's longtime residence in Northbrook. Debbie is among the most thorough, thoughtful, detailed and effective realtors I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. And coming from me, a partner in Belgravia Group, one of the premier residential development companies in the Chicago area, this actually means a lot. If you are lucky enough to have real estate needs in the areas Debbie is familiar with, hire her. You will not be disappointed.Jacob KaufmanBelgravia Group, Ltd."

"Choosing Debbie to sell my house and find a new one was a great decision. Throughout the process, Debbie professionally found the right balance between my input and her wisdom and experience. She is efficient, responsive and trustworthy. Add Debbie's delightful personality to the mix and you get the perfect realtor!"

"Thank you so much for everything. You have had to go above and beyond for us. Hope you will use this to treat yourself to some relaxation over the holidays and wedding excitement. All the best, Alexis, Tim and Zara."

"We would like to say how much we enjoyed your help, your service and your company in the very, very long process we have just completed. Your positivity was a big part in keeping us from throwing in the towel and we always had a good time seeing you. Please feel free to use us as a reference."

"Debbie Magnuson with @properties sold my single-family home in northwest Evanston for 98 percent of list price amidst a buyer's market, and she did it in one-and-a-half days! Dumb luck, lowball fire-sale list price? NO. List price was more than competitive and the home, while built-out beautifully, was deemed to appeal to a narrow slice of the total market. What made the deal happen so fast and so smoothly was all the marketing strategy, pricing analysis, and creation of stunning marketing materials representing the home to that slice of the market which Debbie targeted. Then next, while delighted with the transaction, I found myself with no place to move to next. Having expected 6-12 months on the market selling my home, I turned to Debbie who aggressively and responsively (and tirelessly) showed me townhomes and condominiums in neighborhoods I desired. We found a beautiful one, Debbie negotiated the deal, and I moved in one week ago, on the same day I moved out of my former house. I'm extremely happy with all of the outcomes and without hesitation I will ask Debbie to represent me again . . . . Of course, I hope not to move again soon, as I am still unpacking and would enjoy some rest!"

"My wife and I recently had the good fortune to work with Debbie Magnusen on two real estate transactions. In this difficult economic time, Debbie made a stressful situation very easy for us. Her professionalism throughout our transaction - from our first meeting, to the gift basket after closing was always first class. Debbie's willingness to "do whatever it takes" never stopped (she had her husband pressure wash the side of our house to get it ready for showings - all before we had even officially signed her as our agent!) Her ability to navigate through the inevitable issues brought up by the other realtors, inspectors and attorneys was a joy to watch. I know her job isn't easy - but she made it look easy. That to me is the sign of someone who really knows what they are doing. She was the consummate professional, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in the North Shore area."

"We have had the pleasure of buying and/or selling 3 homes with Debbie Magnusen. Although these events can happy and frustrating at the same time, Debbie was always professional and knowledgeable. She knew what needed to be done and helped us accomplish our goals, at any time, day or night. Even before we signed the contract with Debbie, she was working for us in getting comparable in the old and new neighborhood and suggestions such as cleaning out closets and minor furniture rearrangements. All these suggestions helped us sell our home more quickly. She is sometimes a therapist, sometimes a financial advisor and always a friend. We will definitely look for her assistance if there is a fourth house in our future."

"We first met Debbie at an open house and knew from the beginning she was a top-notch professional. Our experience with her as our broker on the purchase of a home validated our first impression. After a year of looking at houses, often with a toddler in tow, and finally finding the perfect house - we consider Debbie a part of our family. She is professional, patient, savvy and most importantly dedicated to her job. Debbie often went above and beyond to find us the right house. She even helped us with the sale of our home (even though we had listed it For Sale by Owner!!!!!) - We cannot thank her enough. Her experience in market on the North Shore is invaluable; and she is respected and well-liked by her peers. We would recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking for a home on the North Shore. She is truly fantastic!"

"How lucky you are to have found Debbie Magnusen! My husband and I tried for years to find a larger home in Evanston. We had also tried to sell our tax-district challenged starter home. We had little luck in either endeavor until we started working with Debbie. She sold our house in three days - to the perfect buyers - for 98% of ask! As if that wasn't amazing enough, she worked tirelessly to find us our "forever home," meeting our long list of needs and wants. She masterfully negotiated the contract with a difficult seller and stayed right by our side through closing, renovations and move-in. You couldn't ask for a more knowledgeable agent. Debbie offers a rare combination of straight-forwardness, honesty and enthusiasm. She is deeply invested in her client's best interest and she will go above and beyond to fulfill her commitment to them. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending her services."

"Debbie Magnusen was a critical resource for us in our relocation to the Chicago area. She helped to make a difficult move easy with her superior knowledge of the North Shore communities, her vast network and her unfailing patience. Debbie led us to Wilmette and found us a great home. We highly recommend Debbie to home buyers as she's a fantastic partner and highly supportive through the entire home-buying process. Thank you Debbie!"

"Debbie Magnusen is the most professional real estate broker I have ever had the good fortune to work with. She truly cares about her customer and does everything possible to assure a successful purchase or sale. From the first day she walked in my door at my home in Wilmette 25 years ago, I remain truly impressed with her knowledge of not only the business, but also every market area she deals in, and her ability to assist in making the home as marketable as possible. Her suggestions are money in your pocket and good advice for future homes."

"We had the privilege of working with Debbie Magnusen on both the sale and purchase of our homes. Debbies market expertise and responsiveness combined with her professionalism and integrity made our transactions seamless in this challenging real estate market. Debbies service was first class every step of the way. She tirelessly answered our questions, listened to our concerns and made us feel confident in our buying/selling decisions. We would recommend her unconditionally to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."

"We have had the pleasure of conducting 5 residential real estate transactionswith Debbie over the years (buy/sell). We have continued to use Debbie forboth investment opportunities and for our family homes as we have found herprofessionalism, market knowledge, counsel, patience, negotiation skills, andultimately the ability to complete a transaction with satisfactory results tobe first class. She has a terrific eye for opportunities that may not beobvious, and is not afraid to voice her opinion. We always felt that Debbiewas working hard for us, which is not always the case with other agents. Sheis a tireless worker who does not disappoint!"

"My husband and I consider Debbie to be a friend. Almost eight years ago, Debbie helped us buy our very first home. Working with Debbie was such a pleasure that when we were able to upgrade, she found the most perfect house for our family. My husband and I were still unsure, so Debbie took us around for months and months running to many different houses just to make sure that the one house, the very first house she said was perfect for us, was indeed perfect. Well she was right - it was! Debbie was so patient and so understanding with us throughout the whole process. When we finally realized that this house was perfect, she led us through the long process gracefully. We also thought she was a bit crazy when she said she could sell our old house, especially in this economy. Well, she was right again! We sold within a month for the price we wanted. In the future, if we ever needed an agent, we would never call anyone else. We've even recommended Debbie to two of our friends, and they loved her, too. But Debbie is not just our agent - when my mom was sick, and I didn't know how I was going to help her around the neighborhood, Debbie personally brought over a borrowed wheelchair for us to use while my parents were in town. Over the years, we are grateful Debbie has become our friend."

""Debbie Magnusen has worked with us as our Realtor for the past 13 years -- and a busy 13 years it has been! In that time, Debbie has handled 5 transactions for us and handled them all brilliantly. From our first purchase as newlyweds (when the market was so hot, you had to make an offer on the first day of the listing or you didn't stand a chance), to our sale when we were relocated to Iowa, to our purchase when we returned to the North Shore from Iowa (in the months during and after the big market crash), and several transactions in between, Debbie has been the consummate professional. She has the years of experience that enable her to navigate any and all market conditions. She is responsive. She reads people perfectly, and so knows how to handle not only her own clients, but also the clients and Realtors on the other side of the transaction. Her intuition about what you will and will not like when you're house-hunting is impeccable. And most important of all perhaps, she really knows how to price and market a house, and she will do what it takes to sell a house for top dollar. At so many of the turning points in our lives, when we realized a move was inevitable, a phone call to Debbie was our first step. And when the time comes some day for us to make another move, Debbie will be the first person we will call. If repeat business is the best indication of client satisfaction, we clearly are two VERY satisfied clients! ""

"Debbie has provided absolutely unsurpassed levels of creativity, wise counsel, and most of all, unwavering support -- as far back as Dec. 2009 when she and I first discussed how and when we might sell my property. With every day, my family and I grow increasingly convinced that our home sale and our best interests are in experienced hands of a tremendous individual -- a woman with an indefatigable work ethic that combines with her emotional intelligence, market acumen and creative problem-solving to make her the most trusted and valuable agent in Chicago."

"You were such a wonderful professional and person to work with, thank you. We absolutely love our home and our neighborhood. A testament to you having me take a peek into the Park Center that really helped to change my view and embrace this fabulous community."

"Now that the dust has settled, and we have sold the house, I wanted to thank you, formally, for all your assistance. During a very difficult time in my life, you were more than a realtor, you became my friend. I so appreciated your willingness to go far beyond the call of duty in helping me insure that the house was repaired where necessary and met all the inspection requirements. In a tough real estate market, you kept your optimism, and continued to reassure our family that we would find the perfect buyer. I know we couldn't have done it without you."

"Thanks you for everything and I am in love with my new home at The Glen. You are AWESOME and we appreciate all your help!"

"I had a very good experience with Debbie. Communication was excellent. She took care of all the details and/or obstacles that came up, and always made me aware of every possible path we could take during the life of the sale. It worked out great."

"Debbie was very helpful and professional. She cared about our needs and wants."

"Debbie is a 24/7 broker with a deep knowledge of the market built up over the years. I would recommend her without hesitation."

"Debbie Magnusen is an exemplary broker. Her insights, good humor, attention to detail, and advocacy made the stress of buying and seller much more manageable. Our hunt was a success because of her."

"Loved Debbie and would use her again in a heartbeat! She knows the market like no one else in the area and really worked hard to find us the perfect place!"

"I could not be more pleased with Deb's work from start to finish. What a breath of fresh air!"

"Our experience was complicated as it involved the simultaneous sale of our coop apartment and the purchase of a new home over an accelerated time period. Simply put, we would not be where we are today - happy and settled in the perfect home for us - without Debbie. She was integral to our situation, navigating issues and coordinating our sale. She always had time to answer our (many) questions and field prospective buyers for our apartment, all while helping us negotiate a home purchase. Debbie has a "can-do" attitude and kind demeanor, and is an excellent and reliable broker. We were incrdibly lucky (and are so very thankful) to have had Debbie on our side."