Debra Secher

Debra Secher

Broker
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Testimonials

Overall 4.9 star rating out of 33 reviews


""Wow! Thanks to @properties and especially to our broker Debra Secher, we just moved in to the perfect Chicago condominium. We couldn't be happier! Debra Secher was great to work with. She spent the time listening to what I and my wife Karen were looking for in a weekend home, diligently did her research of the market, showed us units that fit our needs, and ultimately was a tremendous resource in our deliberation and selection process. In what turned out to be a rather difficult seller and negotiating process, Debra advised us well, stuck to her guns in the negotiation, and ultimately got us a fantastic deal. The perfect condo at a great price! Debra is a real asset to your organization and I will definitely use her and @Properties and recommend her to friends if I or they have real estate buy/sell needs again in the future.""



"We had a ball touring homes for our first Chicago home purchase with Debra. She helped us realize a home in the suburbs wasn't the right move, bringing us to 20+ suburban homes we selected from her customized search. We eventually threw in the towel on the suburbs to return to Chicago. Debra's realtor intuition told her we wanted a city home. Like a good realtor, she let us reach the decision ourselves. Resuming the original Chicago search, we found our home in May--9 months after meeting Debra "Patience" Secher. Her customized search again helped us waide past many unconsiderable, but available, listings. She did everything in her power to ensure we won a bidding war and made wise choices throughout the buying process. At our closing (a closing of under an hour!), she celebrated with and entertained us, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Our professional and friendly agent cared about us and finding our first home. Trustworthy, reliable, dedicated, patient and fun describe Debra! We're calling her for our next home purchase."



"Deb was an incredible. She is incredibly attentive and responsive. From the first conversation about what we were looking through all the way through final close, Deb was always available. We were nervous, first-time home buyers and she answered every question (often before we even knew the right question to ask). Highly recommend Deb for any first-timer in Chicago"


"We met Debra when we were first beginning to look for a new home. We started by just viewing some open houses on our own and she was hosting one of them. After chatting with her a bit at the open house we walked out of the open house and both said to each other "that's our realtor".In sales, there are some who will be too pushy, badgering prospective clients with details they don't ask for, etc. Others will be too hands off, practically ignoring possible buyers. With Debra we saw an ideal sales person, somebody who could engage with a buyer, make them comfortable, and not be pushy. Knowing that I'd be selling my place after buying our new home, I saw her as somebody perfect for when that time came. Of course if you're only in the market to buy, the value of a good Realtor isn't as obvious. But once you get past the basics of shopping and making an offer, having somebody like Debra is a huge help. When we made our offer, she connected us with a thorough attorney and a diligent inspector who helped ensure that what we were buying didn't have any secret problems. There were definitely bumps in the road, but Debra's presence helped to smooth those out and keep us calm as it all came together. She was great to work with and always available when we had questions or concerns. We cannot recommend her highly enough!"



"We had a fantastic experience. Debra was able to sift through the myriad of options and find just what we were looking for. The buying process was difficult with a very difficult seller all the way through closing. Debra helped us get the right price agreed upon but was then able to help keep the seller on track as well. We really appreciate all of her efforts and would engage her service again if the need arose.
Dave Magers"



"Debra has been a a valuable asset to us in investing in a new home. She has gone above and beyond the required assistance when searching for a home; she has provided guidance from area/location to handyman services. She has also guided us through every step of the never ending paperwork process to the more exciting process of decorating.Debra knows that each client is unique and special and you can rest assure that she will give you her undivided attention; no matter how hectic her schedule may be you will never feel like you must fit your schedule into her availability.We have purchased two properties within the Chicagoland area over the last 4 years with Debra's assistance and knowledge of the real estate market.There are many real estate agents out there and I believe I have found an agent that truly loves what she does, is knowledgeable about the real estate market and trends, takes her clients demands, wants and needs seriously and represents her agency very well.”"



"Working with Debra was wonderful. Her knowledge of the market, our neighborhood and our building were incredibly valuable and her recommendations proved to be spot on as we sold our place just a few hours after it went on market. We were very happy with our decision to work with @properties and to have Debra as our agent!!"



"Debra was extremely caring, attentive, and respectful throughout our home buying process. She's the utmost "people" person. We always felt like we were her only clients, while in reality she was likely working with many. Her communication was outstanding, rarely was there a day when we didn't discuss status of the many pieces making up the buying process (attorney review, inspection, appraisal, underwriting, closing, etc.). She was easy to talk to, quickly responded to our questions, and really owned any/all concerns we had. It's suffice to say, Debra went above and beyond what we thought an agent was responsible for. We can confidently say she genuinely had our best interest in mind! Overall, we could not have hoped for a better agent to work with. Thank you Debra for your guidance and support! We are now happy homebuyers, and are extremely happy and grateful we had the opportunity to share this huge milestone in our lives with you!"



"Debra was extremely caring, attentive, and respectful throughout our home buying process. She's the utmost "people" person. We always felt like we were her only clients, while in reality she was likely working with many. Her communication was outstanding, rarely was there a day when we didn't discuss status of the many pieces making up the buying process (attorney review, inspection, appraisal, underwriting, closing, etc.). She was easy to talk to, quickly responded to our questions, and really owned any/all concerns we had. It's suffice to say, Debra went above and beyond what we thought an agent was responsible for.
We can confidently say she genuinely had our best interest in mind! Overall, we could not have hoped for a better agent to work with.

Thank you Debra for your guidance and support! We are now happy homebuyers, and are extremely happy and grateful we had the opportunity to share this huge milestone in our lives with you!"



"Debra has provided outstanding support finding us this excellent rental investment property, finding renters over the 5 years we rented the condo and finally listing and finding a buyer in just a couple of months securing a reasonable sale price. Debra has been a trusted partner for these 5 years."


"We had a ball touring homes for our first Chicago home purchase with Debra. She helped us realize a home in the suburbs wasn't the right move, bringing us to 20+ suburban homes we selected from her customized search. We eventually threw in the towel on the suburbs to return to Chicago. Debra's realtor intuition told her we wanted a city home. Like a good realtor, she let us reach the decision ourselves. Resuming the original Chicago search, we found our home in May--9 months after meeting Debra "Patience" Secher. Her customized search again helped us waide past many unconsiderable, but available, listings. She did everything in her power to ensure we won a bidding war and made wise choices throughout the buying process. At our closing (a closing of under an hour!), she celebrated with and entertained us, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Our professional and friendly agent cared about us and finding our first home. Trustworthy, reliable, dedicated, patient and fun describe Debra! We're calling her for our next home purchase."


"Deb was incredible. She helped us immensely as first-time home buyers. Deb was always a phone call or text away, and often reached out in anticipation of questions. We were so thankful to have worked with a professional like her. Deb was incredible. She is incredibly attentive and responsive. From the first conversation about what we were looking through all the way through final close, Deb was always available. We were nervous, first-time home buyers and she answered every question (often before we even knew the right question to ask). Highly recommend Deb for any first-timer in Chicago"


"Debra was extremely caring, attentive, and respectful throughout our home buying process. She's the utmost "people" person. We always felt like we were her only clients, while in reality she was likely working with many. Her communication was outstanding, rarely was there a day when we didn't discuss status of the many pieces making up the buying process (attorney review, inspection, appraisal, underwriting, closing, etc.). She was easy to talk to, quickly responded to our questions, and really owned any/all concerns we had. It's suffice to say, Debra went above and beyond what we thought an agent was responsible for. We can confidently say she genuinely had our best interest in mind! Overall, we could not have hoped for a better agent to work with. Thank you Debra for your guidance and support! We are now happy homebuyers, and are extremely happy and grateful we had the opportunity to share this huge milestone in our lives with you!"


"Debra is my go-to professional for all things real estate. She again demonstrated what I've come to expect from her, exceptional professionalism with a personal touch. Thanks for yet another smooth and easy transaction Debra!"


"Working with Debra was wonderful. Her knowledge of the market, our neighborhood and our building were incredibly valuable and her recommendations proved to be spot on as we sold our place just a few hours after it went on market. We were very happy with our decision to work with @properties and to have Debra as our agent!!"


"Debra was great to work with. As a first time home buyer she walked me through every step and made sure I fully understood everything. Debra was very responsive and would reach out to make sure I didnt have any questions or concerns throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend working with Debra."


"Debra was a phenomenal realtor and person to work with! She listened to what our needs were and was extremely patient when we had second thoughts on our initial home offer. She made herself available anytime of the day and was truly there every step of the way. She also had great recommendations in dealing with other vendors and made this transition as seamless as possible. Though we plan to be in this home until our little ones go to college, we would definitely use her again and highly recommend her to anyone looking in the market."


"Debra, was fabulous. Was there for my wife and I the entire process. She even did random checks on our property in our absence to make sure all was well and right with the universe during a sub zero snap. If you are looking to sell a house in the city of Chicago, she's your girl."


"Debra took great care of us on our sale and purchase. She was there for each showing of our condo and also made herself available whenever there were properties that we wanted to see. She made both transactions a lot easier for us and kept us informed every step of the way."


"Debra is a hardworking woman. She has a wonderful calming temperament and personality and can handle even the most difficult situations. We chose to work with Debra for the second time for these reasons and she did not let us down. I am appreciative of her support and if ever we find ourselves back in the Chicago area. We will again seek Debra out to help us find our new home."


"My husband and I had a great experience with Debra. She was always ready and willing to take phone calls, many times multiple times a day. Very patient with us as first time home buyers. Thanks Debra!"


"Debra has been a a valuable asset to us in investing in a new home. She has gone above and beyond the required assistance when searching for a home; she has provided guidance from area/location to handyman services. She has also guided us through every step of the never ending paperwork process to the more exciting process of decorating.Debra knows that each client is unique and special and you can rest assure that she will give you her undivided attention; no matter how hectic her schedule may be you will never feel like you must fit your schedule into her availability.We have purchased two properties within the Chicagoland area over the last 4 years with Debra's assistance and knowledge of the real estate market.There are many real estate agents out there and I believe I have found an agent that truly loves what she does, is knowledgeable about the real estate market and trends, takes her clients demands, wants and needs seriously and represents her agency very well."



"Debra was very helpful throughout the whole process of buying our first home, from the very first meeting where she explained the process simply for us to the very end of signing where she was there to make sure everything tied up smoothly. This whole process was nothing but a positive and more importantly, quick experience for both of us and I can say that Debra played a big part in making our process as stress free as possible."


"Debra was an absolute Godsend during my condo-hunting process. I had just gotten out of a bad deal working with someone else and chose to fire those people and start fresh. I couldn't be more happy about the team that Debra helped me assemble. We found a perfect home for me and closed within ONE MONTH'S TIME. Incredible. Throughout the process, I really felt like Debra genuinely cared about me as a person. Almost like she considered me family. I looked forward to our time together as she made the process not only painless, but fun. I will not be recommending the jokers I was using in my last debauchal. But I will ALWAYS recommend Debra and her people no matter where she goes. Like lawyers, real estate people get a bad rap. If more of them were like Debra, this wouldn't be an issue."


"Working with Debra is great. Our transaction was complex; Debra spent signifcant time talking with us about our concerns and how to get the deal done. Highly recommend."


"This was our first home purchase and we felt well taken care of start to finish. We had many questions along the way and each was answered quickly and with our best interests in mind. We felt we had a friend throughout the process and this made all the difference."


"Debra really looked out for our best interests. She did a great job of finding pocket listings. We are so happy with the place she found for us. I would highly recommend her."


""Debra is tenacious, hardworking, communicative, a fierce advocate for her clients, and she will check in with you so frequently you actually might tell her to leave you alone (but trust me in the end this is a good thing). She has sold two homes for us and has done a fantastic job. She not only spearheads the process with her clients but makes sure everyone else in this sometimes very painful process (lawyers, other brokers, appraisers, mortgage bankers, etc) is doing what they need to be doing to get the deal done. I highly recommend her."


"Debra Secher was initially who we worked with when we transferred from Houston. We found her to be very helpful and interested in helping us find the perfect home. After living here for a year we have decided to lease and build a second home elsewhere so knowing Debra's work ethic and ability to get things done we called upon her once again. Appreciating all of her efforts we would highly recommend her to anyone and have done so."


"Debra has been on top her game from the very beginning. Always proactive and keeping us in the know with every detail. Her professionalism is top notch. Highly recommend her to anyone!"


"Debra got us 5 offers in under two weeks! We were very excited to sell at our list price and be able to purchase our new home."


"Everything that Debra helped us with ended up being the perfect solution to our Home Buyer excursion. As we are settling in, we love our new home and couldn't recommend her highly enough. Thank you so much!"


"Debra was fantastic to work with and represented @properties very well. She was able to find a property for us that was off the market, did an amazing job marketing and selling our previous condo, and made sure our questions and concerns were always addressed. I would be happy to refer Debra to anyone that I know."


"Debra Secher was a delight to have on our side during the process of moving from one big city to another. We love our new home and given the fact that we put it all in her hands to guide us through the experience she was perfect. We love Lincoln Square and all that is has to offer us as well as the convenience to transportation. Great Job!"


"Debra understood immediately what we were looking for, and provided timely options. She has helped tremendously in negotiations and accommodated our tight work schedule."