Debra Kaden

Debra Kaden

Broker       

Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 56 reviews



"You MUST use Debra Kaden! Do not even consider using anyone else in the area. A friend of mine recommended Debra… and I couldn’t be happier!

Debra walked into my home and knew exactly what to do to make it HGTV-ready. According to others, my place was “going to take a long time to sell”. Not only did Debra list the place for more money than previous estimates, but she had two offers within 7 days! Debra attended every single showing, knows the business, and is a pleasure to work with. She was super helpful in assisting with my relocation out-of-state. I normally do not give reviews, but I couldn’t thank and recommend Debra more!"



"Debra helped us overcome an obstacle we but in our own path. We will send any business we can her way with complete confidence that Debra and her team will provide excellence service."



"Debbie Kaden was the listing broker on a home I recently purchased, and I cannot speak highly enough of her: She has been accommodating throughout the process in every possible way. Debbie was responsive to my endless stream of questions, and if she didn't immediately have an answer, she went about finding it promptly. She worked amiably and cooperatively with my agent to create a seamless buying experience. Inevitably, after purchasing a home, more questions arise. Even post-closing, Debbie has continued to be helpful and kind, providing local resources and seeking information from the previous owners of my home when needed. She is knowledgeable, to say the very least, and really a joy to work with. In buying her listing, I have made a new, and very dependable, friend. Debbie redefines the phrase "going above and beyond the call of duty.""



"You MUST use Debra Kaden! Do not even consider using anyone else in the area. I was already sold on another realtor until a friend recommended Debra… and I couldn’t be happier!

Debra walked into my home and knew exactly what to do to make it HGTV-ready. According to the previous realtor, my place was “going to take a long time to sell”. Not only did Debra list the place for more money, but she had two offers within 7 days! Debra attended every single showing, knows the business, and is a pleasure to work with. She was super helpful in assisting with my relocation out-of-state. I normally do not give reviews, but I couldn’t thank and recommend Debra more!"



"There is no realtor that is more dedicated to her profession and to her clients than Debra Kaden. She works tirelessly to secure her clients with their exact needs and wants! Don’t know any other realtor who devotes the time and energy she does! What an incredible realtor who has become a life long friend! Thank you Debra for making our lives so happy and for finding us our dream home so quickly! You are a gem and we will continue to refer you to all of our friends and family!"



"It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I share a few comments on my 10-year experience of buying, selling and renting homes in Chicago with Debra Kaden.

Each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on renovations and staging, and effective showings. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of grace, competency and integrity.

Debra’s market knowledge and numerous professional and personal contacts are invaluable. She is a true professional in every sense of the word and puts her client's interests far above her own. Words cannot express the joy and comfort in working with Debra, as she is highly motivated, professional with a strong work ethic, and above all, personable and caring. I give Debra Kaden my highest recommendation for real estate needs.

Sincerely,
Joanna L."



"Deb Kaden is the most kind and professional real estate agent that any buyer or seller could ask for. Deb is thoughtful and thorough, as well as extremely personable and fun! Deb is a wonderful listener and will provide outstanding advice when asked. Deb goes out of her way and well beyond the norm and routine of her profession."



"Thanks to Debra, we were able to purchase a condo that we never dreamed we would be able to find in an area we love. We were struggling to find homes on our own or with others, but Debra made the process so much smoother. Not only did she exceed our expectations by sending us many lists of potential homes close, but she helped connect us to every other person we needed for the home buying process. Even after we had purchased the condo, she continued to check in on us and help connect us with people that we needed. We have already recommended Debra to everyone we know and we look forward to working with her again in the future!"



"Deb was amazing and I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a property. As a first time home buyer, her willingness to go the extra mile from beginning to end made the otherwise daunting experience easy and enjoyable."



"I recently worked with Debra Kaden to rent an apartment in Chicago. Throughout the search process, Debra was patient, kind, and fun to work with. I am excited for my new apartment and I appreciate Debra's help!"



"8/14/18 JHL
leased a rental apartment in Chicago

Debra Kaden enabled my sons to rent a wonderful apartment in Chicago. With limited time to do so, and with tough criterion to fill at a price they could afford, Debra identified a variety of rentals that met their needs. Debra listened, provided constructive comments, and demonstrated a keen ability to make the process practically seamless for us. Worth mentioning as well is Debra’s even keel, patient, and warm personality which makes working with her not a chore but a complete pleasure. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to utilize Debra’s services again and thereby give her an outstanding recommendation."



"Debra Kaden was the listing broker on a home I recently purchased, and I cannot speak highly enough of her! She has been accommodating throughout the process in every possible way. Debbie was responsive to my endless stream of questions, and if she didn't immediately have an answer, she went about finding it promptly. She worked amiably and cooperatively with my agent to create a seamless buying experience. Inevitably, after purchasing a home, more questions arise. Even post-closing, Debbie has continued to be helpful and kind, providing local resources and seeking information from the previous owners of my home when needed. She is knowledgeable, to say the very least, and really a joy to work with. In buying her listing, I have made a new, and very dependable, friend. Debbie redefines the phrase "going above and beyond the call of duty.""



"I worked with Debra to purchase my first home and let me say that she was nothing short of amazing. The entire process was new to me and she made everything as easy as possible. There were a few issues that came up on the seller’s side which I was nervous about but Debra remained calm, provided me with great advice, and things worked out just as she said they would. She was easily reachable throughout the entire process and went out of her way numerous times to make sure that I was happy. Throughout the entire process, I felt like I had a friend on my side. She really knows her stuff and you will notice this immediately after speaking with her. She has many great contacts as well. She put me in touch with contractors and an attorney, all of whom were wonderful. I would recommend Debra to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home, and I will definitely be working with her again in the future."



"We recently used Deb Kaden for our most recent real estate needs. Our experience was outstanding. She has a very deep understanding of the market and the process but most importantly it was her tenacity that impressed me. We were under a timeline and both my husband and I are not as available because of work schedules. Deb was able to always make the appointments and showings work and moved us along in a pace to meet our deadlines. She doesn't give up and throughout the process was always coming to us proactively with solutions when issues came up. Outside of her business skills, she is very personable,, fun and charming. She makes all parties feel very comfortable and that for sure aided in making this a successful partnership. I would recommend her to anyone and happy to have someone call me for more details"



"We worked with Deb on both selling and purchasing homes. On our selling side, she was nothing less than spectacular! She had a spot on strategy for pricing and staging which helped us get multiple offers over listing price in a very short time. On our purchase side, she was very patient (as our search extended over a long period of time) and she is knowledgeable about a variety of areas (our search went city and suburbs). Deb is extremely hard-working, dedicated, and easy to work with but most importantly she is trustworthy."



"Debra is smart, tenacious, extremely knowledgeable (she told me exactly what was going to happen long before it did), a great marketer and more than anything - very well connected. She was also a great negotiator when the offers started coming in. She negotiated harder than I would have.

Highly recommend!!!"



"Deb found a buyer for our property in less than two weeks by making proper recommendations on correctly pricing our home, having beautiful pictures taken of the interior and exterior and working incredibly hard to show every prospective buyer our property as quickly as possible. She is absolutely one of the best Realtors on the NorthShore."



"The highest praise we can offer about Debra Kaden is that she is in every respect a true professional, a real estate agent quick to understand our needs as sellers, as well as understanding those of the buyer. She was thoughtful, quick, and energetic in every step of the way of getting our apartment sold. To cite but one example of her expertise, her creation of the brochure advertising our apartment was a work of the first order and successful too. We are grateful to the gentleman who introduced her to us, and we have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her as the "pro" that she is. Moreover, we enjoyed her warm, caring personality."



"Debbie accomplished her(our) mission in a reasonable amount of time. She has a bubbly personality and was always a pleasure to be with. She was always on our side when we bought and when she helped us sell."



"We have worked with Deb twice in 10 years. She helped us find our house in 2004 and then helped us sell it in 2014. We specifically wanted to work with Deb again because we know that she understands the market in our Chicago neighborhood.

She is always a professional and has lightening fast follow ups and worked hard to get our house sold. Before listing our house, she made a beautiful market analysis and helped us decide the listing price. She then helped us stage the house to help it look its best. She helped us work through several offers and we sold the house in just a few days at list price. Thank you Deb Kaden!"



"Debra is very friendly and easy to work with. Definitely the most responsive buying agent we have worked with. She got us in to see the properties we were interested in immediately, and continued to be wonderfully responsive throughout the buying process. She also gave us great customer service throughout our buying process, and even ran over to the property during the closing to make sure something worked that we had forgotten to check."



"Debbie managed the sale of my property with exceptional skill and patience. I am sure I netted much more and much sooner than with anyone else."



"Deb was wonderful through the entire process. Very knowledgeable and helpful in every way. After we had a contract Deb helped us find a rental home that would work for everyone in our family. When we look for our next home we will call on Deb again . We would whole heartedly recommend Debra kaden!!!"



"My credit had taken a beating of late and I had lost my home due to foreclosure. Finding an apartment that met my needs that would also accept me as a renter was a challenge. Debra Kaden help me navigate the rental market, which can often be difficult for Realtors in general. She stuck it out with me until I found what I needed and went the extra mile to make sure both parties were comfortable with the lease. I don't think I would have a home today if not for her."



"Debra did an excellent job in all phases of selling this vintage property. From providing companies to conduct an estate sale, clean up, painting, appraisals, inspections, marketing, open house and final closing on the sale. The sales brochure that Debra and her staff built to help market this property was fantastic. Debra's professional manner and input made this a smooth and easy process."



"I have worked with Debbie in 5 residential transactions over the past 20 years. This includes both purchasing homes and selling homes. She is an intelligent and experienced realtor that I would highly recommend to anyone in the market. Incredibly understanding of your needs and is fully engaged in the process. I also appreciate that Debbie does not stop working with you once the deal is signed either. She follows up to make sure you are satisfied with all aspects of the sale/purchase and handles any concerns that are lingering. There is a very good reason why I have worked with Debbie in all of these transactions. She is effective."



"Debra was extremely patient, focused and responsive. I felt my transaction mattered as much to her as to me and she remained highly engaged and responsive throughout the rather lengthy process. If I were in the market again, I would make Debra my first choice and would recommend her to anyone seeking an agent. A high level of trust is important in real estate transactions and I found that with her and was never disappointed."



"Debra Kaden really has a great understanding of the local real estate market and used her expertise to market and sell our home in a timely manner. Always available to answer our questions or listen to our concerns. Deb was truly a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend her."



"We were introduced to Debbie by a trusted friend and immediately learned two things about her:
1. She's smart and professional
2. She actually listened to us
We had multiple offers within 24 hours above asking price and on the terms that we needed. Throughout our brief but spectacular engagement, Debbie made us feel like we were her only client and we would encourage people looking for a professional realtor to reach out to her sooner rather than later to maximize sales strategy."



"Our house was a one-of-a-kind and did not sell right away. Debra was tenacious: she was committed to selling our property and maintained her energy and enthusiasm throughout the process. Once the house was under contract, Debra continued to add value with wealth of experience and network of experienced associates. Debra went above-and-beyond to facilitate our close and our move, including, among other things, finding a buyer for a piece of personal property that we were not keeping in record time."



"Debra is professional, knowledgeable, personable and hard working. She is a terrific realtor. We were very happy with her help in selling our house in all regards."



"Our house was a one-of-a-kind and did not sell right away. Debra was tenacious: she was committed to selling our property and maintained her energy and enthusiasm throughout the process. Once the house was under contract, Debra continued to add value with wealth of experience and network of experienced associates. Debra went above-and-beyond to facilitate our close and our move, including, among other things, finding a buyer for a piece of personal property that we were not keeping in record time."



"Debra Kaden is professional, knowledgeable, personable and hard working. She arranged many broker and public open houses and used her network to get the word out. She was very prompt in handling inquiries and following up. Debra is a terrific realtor. She has a long track record of success and it's easy to see why. If you hire Debra you won't be disappointed."



"I worked with Debra to purchase my first home and let me say that she was nothing short of amazing. The entire process was new to me and she made everything as easy as possible. There were a few issues that came up on the seller's side which I was nervous about but Debra remained calm, provided me with great advice, and things worked out just as she said they would. She was easily reachable throughout the entire process and went out of her way numerous times to make sure that I was happy. Throughout the entire process, I felt like I had a friend on my side. She really knows her stuff and you will notice this immediately after speaking with her. She has many great contacts as well. She put me in touch with contractors and an attorney, all of whom were wonderful. I would recommend Debra to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home, and I will definitely be working with her again in the future."



"I have worked with Debbie in 5 residential transactions over the past 20 years. This includes both purchasing homes and selling homes. She is an intelligent and experienced realtor that I would highly recommend to anyone in the market. Incredibly understanding of your needs and is fully engaged in the process. I also appreciate that Debbie does not stop working with you once the deal is signed either. She follows up to make sure you are satisfied with all aspects of the sale/purchase and handles any concerns that are lingering. There is a very good reason why I have worked with Debbie in all of these transactions. She is effective."



"It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I share a few comments on my 10-year experience of buying, selling and renting homes in Chicago with Debra Kaden. Each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on renovations and staging, and effective showings. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of grace, competency and integrity.Debras market knowledge and numerous professional and personal contacts are invaluable. She is a true professional in every sense of the word and puts her client's interests far above her own. Words cannot express the joy and comfort in working with Debra, as she is highly motivated, professional with a strong work ethic, and above all, personable and caring. I give Debra Kaden my highest recommendation for real estate needs."



"The highest praise we can offer about Debra Kaden is that she is in every respect a true professional, a real estate agent quick to understand our needs as sellers, as well as understanding those of the buyer. She was thoughtful, quick, and energetic in every step of the way of getting our apartment sold. To cite but one example of her expertise, her creation of the brochure advertising our apartment was a work of the first order and successful too. We are grateful to the gentleman who introduced her to us, and we have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her as the "pro" that she is. Moreover, we enjoyed her warm, caring personality."



"Debra was the "definition" of an energetic and professional agent. Her attention to detail and enthusiastic representation was extraordinary. She guided us through some emotional decisions and made the process as simple as possible."



"Debra Kaden enabled my sons to rent a wonderful apartment in Chicago. With limited time to do so, and with tough criterion to fill at a price they could afford, Debra identified a variety of rentals that met their needs. Debra listened, provided constructive comments, and demonstrated a keen ability to make the process practically seamless for us. Worth mentioning as well is Debra’s even keel, patient, and warm personality which makes working with her not a chore but a complete pleasure. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to utilize Debra’s services again and thereby give her an outstanding recommendation."



"We recently used Deb Kaden for our most recent real estate needs. Our experience was outstanding. She has a very deep understanding of the market and the process but most importantly it was her tenacity that impressed me. We were under a timeline and both my husband and I are not as available because of work schedules. Deb was able to always make the appointments and showings work and moved us along in a pace to meet our deadlines. She doesn't give up and throughout the process was always coming to us proactively with solutions when issues came up. Outside of her business skills, she is very personable,, fun and charming. She makes all parties feel very comfortable and that for sure aided in making this a successful partnership. I would recommend her to anyone and happy to have someone call me for more details"



"1st and best experience ever that my wife and i had in bying the property. Excelence is not enough word about profesionalism and help that we receive from Debra Kaden in this smooth process that we went throw together ..
Thank you Debra and we wish you the best in your future sales and we will be in close touch for future oportunities in realstate market .
Best Regards,
Tijana & Dejan"



"I thought Debra was the most focused, researched and prepared realtor I have ever worked with. She was tenacious in her marketing and negotiations. She did better than I would have done. Highly recommend!!!!!"



"Debra is a gem to work with. Through out our house selling process she was always very considerate to all our needs. A thorough professional and a great person."



"Debra is wonderful!! We were looking for a condo downtown and she gave us very valuable insight on the buildings, areas etc. She helped us navigate through all the options and got us exactly what we wanted. It was a pleasure to work with her."



"I recently worked with Debra Kaden to rent an apartment in Chicago. Throughout the search process, Debra was patient, kind, and fun to work with. I am excited for my new apartment and I appreciate Debra's help!"



"We couldn't have had a better experience. Deb was amazing from start to finish and went the extra mile every step of the way to make sure we were happy and comfortable with the whole process. We can't recommend her highly enough."



"Debbie managed the sale of my property with exceptional skill and patience. I am sure I netted much more and much sooner than with anyone else."



"Debra is very friendly and easy to work with. Definitely the most responsive buying agent we have worked with. She got us in to see the properties we were interested in immediately, and continued to be wonderfully responsive throughout the buying process. She also gave us great customer service throughout our buying process, and even ran over to the property during the closing to make sure something worked that we had forgotten to check."



"My credit had taken a beating of late and I had lost my home due to foreclosure. Finding an apartment that met my needs that would also accept me as a renter was a challenge. Debra Kaden help me navigate the rental market, which can often be difficult for Realtors in general. She stuck it out with me until I found what I needed and went the extra mile to make sure both parties were comfortable with the lease. I don't think I would have a home today if not for her"



"Debra Kaden is one the best realtors I have worked with. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the Chicagoland area. She provides quality feedback and is genuinely invested in finding her clients the perfect residence. Not only is she extremely professional, touring listings with her is enjoyable. It makes the whole process that much easier and more relaxing."



"My husband and I relied heavily on her advice and opinion, we really trusted her especially as she became familiar with our personal, likes, dislikes, and needs. Debra always followed through with her promises and is always willing to go out of her way to show us a house. She is loyal and dedicated to making sure you are more than content with your purchase. I tended to call her at the most inconvenient times but yet she still found a way to make sure we got to see a lot of houses the same day I asked to see them, which was so helpful as I am incredibly impatient. We asked a ton of questions in which Debra was very happy to answer them every single time without hesitation. As nervous as we were about what we offered, seeing the other offers at the end, we know Debra was spot on with what she advised us to do. Yes, we would use Debra again for sure, with her it's like talking to a friend with veritable information. If you want someone that is not intimidating, but rather someone that will value you as a home buyer, then Debra is the one you want!"



"Debra was extremely patient, focused and responsive. I felt my transaction mattered as much to her as to me and she remained highly engaged and responsive throughout the rather lengthy process. If I were in the market again, I would make Debra my first choice and would recommend her to anyone seeking an agent. A high level of trust is important in real estate transactions and I found that with her and was never disappointed."



"I have bought and sold many, many properties in my life, but I have never once found a broker as knowledgeable and hard working as this one. Debra is loyal, trustworthy and has a great amount of patience. I would advertise Debra to everyone and anyone looking to buy or sell."


"Debbie accomplished her(our) mission in a reasonable amount of time. She has a bubbly personality and was always a pleasure to be with. She was always on our side when we bought and when she helped us sell."



"My family and I recently moved from the American Southwest to the Chicago area and we were very fortunate to have Debra Kaden as our realtor. Debra was extremely professional, straightforward, and honest in all our dealings and was always willing to go that extra mile. She was always available to provide additional information and support, above and beyond the standard realtor services. We were extremely lucky to have Debra as our realtor and I cannot recommend her enough."



"Debbie is an amazing realtor. She puts 100% into serving her clients. She's a pleasure to work with and always gives 100%. Highly, highly recommend her! Great, great agent!"



"Deb was amazing and I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a property. As a first time home buyer, her willingness to go the extra mile from beginning to end made the otherwise daunting experience easy and enjoyable."



"Debra did an excellent job in all phases of selling this vintage property. From providing companies to conduct an estate sale, clean up, painting, appraisals, inspections, marketing, open house and final closing on the sale. The sales brochure that Debra and her staff built to help market this property was fantastic. Debra's professional manner and input made this a smooth and easy process."



"We have worked with Deb twice in 10 years. She helped us find our house in 2004 and then helped us sell it in 2014. We specifically wanted to work with Deb again because we know that she understands the market in our Chicago neighborhood. She is always a professional and has lightening fast follow ups and worked hard to get our house sold. Before listing our house, she made a beautiful market analysis and helped us decide the listing price. She then helped us stage the house to help it look its best. She helped us work through several offers and we sold the house in just a few days at list price. Thank you Deb Kaden!"



"Debra Kaden is a very attentive realtor. Our introductory conversation was thoroughwe discussed my goals in addition to best practices in the selling process. The experience of selling with Debra Kaden aligned closely with the expectations she set, and I was successful in achieving my goals. She returned my calls and emails very promptly. I was happy with the marketing and advertising for the property. The most valuable asset Debra Kaden provided is tenacity. She listened closely to my goals and took a hands-on approach to close the sale. Debra Kaden consistently went above-and-beyond to make it happen.I would absolutely refer Debra Kaden to a friend or colleague."



"Deb has worked with me on five different home sales or purchases. I enjoy working with Deb as she understands my needs and is incredibly responsive. Deb also is very astute with the Chicago real estate market and is able to shepard buyer/seller through the process with ease."



"Was our agent for purchasing and for selling 8 years later. Sold our condo in two months for full asking price. Glitch-less closing with minimal disruptions. Highly recommend her to buyers and sellers."



"Deb found a buyer for our property in less than two weeks by making proper recommendations on correctly pricing our home, having beautiful pictures taken of the interior and exterior and working incredibly hard to show every prospective buyer our property as quickly as possible. She is absolutely one of the best Realtors on the NorthShore. KP"



"Deb did a fabulous job for us from start to finish. We love her!!!"