Julie Brown

Julie Brown

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Overall 5 star rating out of 62 reviews

"Selling our rental property with Julie, Tracie and team was a fantastic experience. They are so thorough in what they do and walked us through every step of the selling process, including transitioning our renters out and preparing the property for closing. We couldn't be more thankful to have worked with such a great team!"

"Professional, courteous and quick. I would recommend this team to anyone."

"Traci is seriously the best!! Answered all my questions day or night, walked me through the process and worked her tush off to find us the right house"

"Julie Brown helped us sell our home every step of the way. She is a prompt communicator, and had our back at all times. The best decision we made was hiring Julie Brown as our realtor to sell our home! And she did just that!!!!"

"Julie took on my property knowing we had a poor prior agent experience and facing a difficult selling challenge due to some unusual market circumstances. She was fearless, confident, but realistic. And she did a great job of keeping me from coming unhinged throughout the ordeal. Most importantly, she got my house sold in pretty short order! Referring Julie and her team will be the easiest referral(s) I ever make. My gratitude to you, Julie!"

"Overall, very good service and support was very efficient and well done."

"Julie is absolutely amazing. I felt Like she was helping so much more than just trying to find us a place and move on. She took more than enough time, gave her own expert opinions, and was so dedicated in helping to find us the right fit. I would Pass her name on to everyone I know!"

"Working with Julie Brown and her team has far exceeded any of my expectations! She was very responsive, patient and most important highly knowledgeable about the area. I really felt like I could trust Julie and her team as she pointed me in a good direction with lenders and options, helped set realistic expectations throughout the process, and basically guided me through every step of the way. I highly recommend Julie Brown and her team!"

"Julie and Margo were without a doubt the most knowledgeable and skillful real estate agents we could have asked for. All questions were answered promptly and completely. As a first time home buyer, there were many questions I didn’t even think to ask, but those were answered as well! We ended up buying our dream home, and it would have been nearly impossible without their help. My family couldn’t be happier.I would recommend both of them to anyone."

"We take great pleasure in highly recommending our agent Julie Brown for all your real estate needs. We found Julie to be.professional in her approach to understanding us and our specific needs. We just completed our third transaction with Julie. Each experience reflected her ability to be a good listener and advisor. Not knowing anything about real estate transactions we needed to trust her judgement. She never disappointed us."

"I have known Julie Brown for years. She has helped me many times finding tenants for my rental properties and always done a great job. Today I closed on the sale of a rental home which I had listed with Julie. She did a tremendous job with this as she has done in the past. She's easy to work with, she is a great communicator, and an excellent negotiator. The advice she has given me has proven to been be outstanding as well. In my opinion, Julie Brown is the best realtor working in our area."

"Julie is phenomenal. She is trustworthy and top on her game. She goes an extra mile that only a family member or a friend can do. I have no hesitation in saying that she is the best and I would recommend her to my friends seeking amazing person to work with."

"Julie and her team worked hard to sell our house. They were always available and kept an open line of communication."

"During the process of finding a rental house, Tracie offered valuable advice and guided me every step. She continued to assist in the process even after the lease was signed."

"Tracie was a highly skilled professional who we thoroughly enjoyed working with. She was very responsive, punctual, knowledgeable, and honest. However, the quality we admired most about Tracie was her ability to actively listen to our preferences and materialize them. We were not even planning on looking at a particular house, but she advised us to as she thought it would be a good fit. Little did we know that the house she recommended would be the one we ultimately fell in love with and ended up purchasing. I enthusiastically recommend Tracie to any prospective buyer; no task is too big for her nor is any task too small."

"Julie Brown is the perfect realitor. She is patient, professional and understands how to price, sell and close on a property even when the buyer is difficult to work with."

"The Julie Brown team is fantastic! I've used them to buy, rent and secure my loan. Tracie worked hard to get me the home I wanted in Deerfield at a great price and Brent secured my loan at an unbelievable interest rate and all involved made the process quick and easy! I've also used the Julie Brown team to secure renters for my rental property in Deerfield. Julie, Tracie and Brent are professional and personable and get the job done!"

"Julie was referred to us by a friend. We interviewed several agents and we are so glad we chose her. She went above and beyond to get us sold as well as following up instantly to address the issues from inspection to closing! We would highly recommend her to sell anyone's home!"

"Our broker Tracie Futterman who is with Julie Brown's team has been there for us since day 1. Her patience is extraordinary. We are firsttime homebuyers and have zero knowledge about real estate. We had so many questions that Tracie answered one by one. She gave us her honest opinion & fought for and with us to get us our dream home fairly. She responded to us in a very timely manner keeping us at ease throughout the entire process. Any homebuying journey is not easy but she made it a breeze for us. Indeed, Julie Brown's team made our dream come true."

"Attentive, trustworthy, responsible and super easy to work with! Julie and Tracie are awesome!"

"Julie and Tracie are amazing! Both my buy and sell experiences were great! Highly recommend them both!"

"The realtor you referred us to in Romeoville really priced my sister's home perfectly. There were 3 full price offers that came in this week. The house was listed last Tuesday and my sister is signing the papers today. Thanks for all your help. It is always reassuring to know professionals like you that I can trust."

"Julie stayed with us the whole way, from crazy requests to clarification of the process and paperwork. Highly recommend Team Brown!!"

"You really are a full service realtor and friend. I never would have made it to this closing (or even the sale) without you!! I honestly don't know how you could have made this any easier or gotten me a better price for me. I am so grateful to you.I will obviously recommend you to anyone looking for a realtor and we will be calling you when we finally get ready to sell our house for our move too.But you went so far above and beyond, I just want you to know personally, how grateful I am to you. You are truly an amazing person. I will never forget your multiple kindnesses you have shown me."

"Tracie was great with keeping us up to date on available properties. And was quick with responding to us if we had any questions."

"I met Julie 10 years ago when she helped me buy my condo. I have been relocated and I called her right away. She sold my place in 1 week and was spot on about the pricing. SHe made the whole process of selling stress free! She is the best!!!"

"The best real estate experience that I have ever had!! Julie made it so easy and was a pleasure to work with! She is the best!"

"Julie, thank you so much for making the sale process seamless. You priced the house correctly and the closing so quickly was a blessing. You are a great communicator and always gave me updates in a timely manner. I really appreciated all of your help and guidance during this difficult time!"

"Julie was wonderful to work with and helped us navigate every part of the sale process. I highly recommend her."

"The Julie Brown team was awesome. They listed our property, which was viewed by thousands of individuals and allowed it to sell quickly. They were organized, willing to go above and beyond, and very professional. They assisted with our purchase and the team was exceptional, finding us a place that fit our family. We would recommend them to friends and family."

"There is no one like Julie Brown. She puts her heart, soul, and every once of attention she can into each and every one of her clients. Julie was there for us every step of the way, from selling our property to purchasing our new one. There were many ups and downs with this process, but Julie was there to both celebrate, and talk us off the ledge! Her knowledge, understanding and compassion was beyond extraordinary. There was never a time when she didn't immediately respond to our every need. I seriously do not believe we would ever have completed this adventure if it were not for Julie, and we are beyond grateful for her tenacity, spirit, personality and above all, friendship. Thank you can never be enough."

"We loved working with Julie and Tracie. They r so much fun to work with and always on top of their client's needs. We have hired them for our 3 transactions so far (including buying, selling and leasing) and will definitely hire again in next one. We highly recommend this team, if u r looking to buy or sell your property. We love u Julie and Tracie. Thanks a lot!!"

"Julie Brown was more then fantastic!! She was honest, helpful,always there. and a professional. We have already told our friend about Julie and @ properties."

"Julie sold our condo fast! She was a pleasure to work with and made the whole process so easy."

"We worked with Tracie Futterman and she was wonderful. She was able to answer all of our questions throughout the process and was prompt in her responses. She walked us through everything to expect as we were searching for a new home, all the way through our closing. We always felt like Tracie was working her hardest to meet our expectations and she went above and beyond the call of duty. We would highly recommend Tracie to anyone who is looking for a realtor."

"We feel so fortunate to have found Julie Brown. We wanted a true Vernon Hills real estate expert to sell our townhouse. We interviewed three realtors, Julie was our last interview and the moment we met her we knew she would be the one to sell our home at a fair price and would give us proper guidance along the way. Julie walked us through everything, every showing, every offer (multiple) and every difficult decision (lender, attorney, etc.). Julie's knowledge of the market and relationships very unique. Julie was always available to talk, text or email and made us feel like we were her only priority. Julie is wonderful to work with, she is a true gem and a rare find."

"Julie is awesome! From our first meeting with her, she laid out to us her promise that she would get our condo sold. She said, "if I don't get your place sold in 30 days, then I'm not doing my job". And she was right, as we went under contract in less than 30 days. We couldn't have asked for anything more."

"Julie was amazing to work with from start to finish!! She made the process easy and provided valuable insights that led to getting multiple offers on day 1 on the market. If you're looking for a great partner, Julie is your solution!"

"Did a terrific job marketing and selling my condo. Very knowledgeable, organized and helpful. Also assisted me with other "stuff" related to my move such as recommending someone excellent to repair my garage door and locating a charity to pick up extra furniture.I give Julie Brown an A+."

"Julie Brown is the easiest and most conscientious realtor I've ever had the pleasure of working with! Her attention to detail and client's needs are always put first!"

"Julie Brown did a wonderful job selling my condo. She was so helpful in every aspect from staging to closing. Always responded quickly to any questions and gave prompt feed back after showings. I would highly recommend her to sell your property.."

"Tracie Futterman helped me find and rent a house that I needed in a fast turn around time window. She was always right there to answer questions. Her response time is immediate! She dealt with the Listing Agent with tact and patience. Huge Thank You to Tracie!"

"We got to deal with Julie Brown, who is awesome!! She gave us insight into the selling aspect that I was clueless with and priced our house at exactly where it would sell at. She recommended personnel to help with minor fix-ups, to providing assistance with our move, to posting professional pictures of the home and great advertising. My wife and I couldn't be any happier with Julie and @Properties, thanks!!!"

"Thank you Julie for your hard work to get this deal done."

"Julie is there for you every step of the way and will make sure you are well informed and comfortable throughout the process of selling a home. She also has a great pulse on the market."

"Julie is absolutely sensational --easily the best broker by far that I've ever used in more than 40 years of owning and selling houses. She's extremely responsive to the client's wishes and needs. She's intelligent, creative and 100 percent reliable. I've never had a broker who's been so sensitive to the seller's needs, likes and dislikes. She was the perfect choice to sell our property. She knows the market -- and market trends. Her lovely personality also made the entire selling experience very pleasant and satisfying. She's unquestionably a five-star realtor. I would recommend her without hesitation to friends, relatives and anyone seeking the very best in the business."

"Julie and Tracie are a great team. They care deeply for their clients and a great resource for buying, selling, and renting real estate. We would highly recommend them!"

"Julie and her staff went above and beyond with not only the sale of my home but in helping me facilitate a new home. I would recomend them to everyone!!"

"We give Julie and Tracey 10 stars. They were great. Extremely knowledgeable and very fast in getting things done and always on top of things. They are a credit to @Properties.KD/GD"

"Great advice and execution! Highly recommended!"

"Easy to work with and great communication skills. She was available whenever we needed help. We really enjoyed working with her and would recommend her to friends that are in the market. ("

"Julie Brown is so wonderful in many ways, she is very professional, friendly, pleasant and easy to talk to. We always get immediate response to our phone calls, and receives updates regularly. Her knowledge and experience made us feel secure and we trusted her in selling our house. She was able to find us a buyer in a reasonable amount of time. Concern that we may not find condominium that fit our requirements when we had a buyer of our house did not become a problem. We let her know our needs and to our satisfaction, she showed us places and found one that we love within 2 weekends. In the middle of frigid weather this winter, she helped us arranged our closings so that we were able to move at our convenience, without pressure. Julie is the best of the best. Julie also helped my son sell his town house, bought a house and sell his house."

"Julie was a pleasure to work with. Her communication was excellent, her follow through was exceptional. She knew exactly how to deal with the buyers of our home. She made a complicated sale easy to deal with."

"It was a pleasure meeting you at the closing this week and really appreciate you being so relaxed during the transaction. Many realtors, are way over anxious, causing more tensions in a transaction than solutions. In other words, I really appreciate the grace you brought to the transaction and I will definitely keep you in mind when I have a client not working with a Realtor. Please consider me as a resource for any questions you may have regarding any financing situation."

"Tracie was great.Got rid of my previous broker, because she seemed bothered that i was only looking to rent. That was not a problem for Tracie.I will gladly work with Tracie in the future."

"Tracie is simply amazing and I would be the first to leverage her expertise again and recommend to my family and friends. This is our third house and by far this was the best experience, all because of Tracie. She provided excellent insights and suggestions - both pros and cons - advancing my interest yet not pushy at all. She was very prompt in getting back on anything and everything we asked for. In short, she is exceptional at her work and I wouldn't be surprised if I see her as a top real estate agent in few years because of her work quality, dedication and professionalism. My wife, Smita and I loved working with Tracie."

"Excellent service and very professional!!!!"

"Tracie was very prompt, polite and helpful."

"Excellent service! Tracie Futterman was very personable, flexible, and willing to go out of her way to take care of the many details involved in the various stages of the purchase. I felt comfortable and confident working with her!"

"Julie Brown was a very efficient realtor. We had great communication and she made sure we were updated on all issues. Julie has an awesome personality and gets along with everyone. We enjoyed working with Julie Brown and will definitely use her services again in the future."

"The Julie and Tracie team was absolutely outstanding to work with. They were wonderful about answering our questions in a timely manner. They were extremely patient with us as we viewed many houses before deciding on the one that we now live in. They really learned the type of home that we could see ourselves in and went above and beyond to make sure we ended up in our forever home."

"Excellent responsiveness. Tracie was very available, very understanding and never tried to push me toward a property I didn't want."


"Tracie is wonderful person and agent. She heard our requirements,gave us good feedback on the properties and helped us narrow our options quickly. Plus she is super quick, her response time on email, text and setting up appointments is awesome!"

"Julie, was extremely professional. Her knowledge of the market and the process is superb."

"Tracy was a pleasure to work with. Her level professionalism and friendliness was everything you could want from someone who's helping you look for a home."

"Tracie was a pleasure to work with. She listened to our requirements and found us various options that could work for my family. My husband and I attempted to find a new place to rent for almost 2 years to no avail and Tracie found us one in a few days!! Not only did Tracie find us a great property that had everything we were looking for such as 3 bedrooms, a playroom and a great school district, but she got it for us at a price under what we wanted to spend, which we very much appreciate. The property we ended up signing with had 16 other applications and they chose us so thank you Tracie for all your work in helping us!!"

"Julie Brown is the ultimate professional and goes above and beyond all expectations of a broker. She is a pleasure to deal with and made all aspects of selling our home a top priority. She makes the process as easy for us as possible and has great instincts when it comes to pricing and negotiation. I would highly recommend Julie to anyone who wants to buy or sell a property."

""Julie, I can't say "Thank You" enough for all that you have done for me this year. In a time of stressful transition, you came through with the perfect rental home, in the right location, at the right price and you made it happen in less than 5 days! When it was time to sell the house you were the one who had the vision for just the right changes that needed to be made to the house to get the right price. And, to our amazement, the house sold in 2 days and closed escrow in less than 60 days. You are professional, efficient and encouraging--with a "can do" attitude that is always delivered with a smile.""

"Julie really helped me understand everything I needed to know and do regarding the short sale of my townhome. I'd use her again should I need to buy anything again! She's great and amazing! Great at responding and returning all calls"

"We used Julie to help sell our home. She gave us great advice on what things we should improve to help the sale - and those things we didn't need to. She had very professional pictures taken, staged the house, and did a good job of creating excitement around the showing. She also gave great advice on pricing and negotiation. Our house sold for 2.5% off the asking price in 3 days. We could not have been happier."

"Julie Brown knows her s---. Julie provided us with confident guidance during the sales process of a relative's condo. Assisted with pricing, helped with staging, provided prompt feedback after the unit was viewed by potential buyers, and kept us upbeat when the first & second buyers offers fell through. And after the deal was done she stayed in contact to be sure we'd be ready for the closing. "Downtown" Julie Brown was on her game 100% of the time."

"We were recommended to Julie Brown when we had to sell a home. From the day we met we knew we had the right agent. From start to finish Julie was absolutely a pleasure to deal with. As soon as we signed the papers she was on top of it, pleasantly aggressive, honest and straightforward and sold our home much quicker than we thought in this tough market. Simply put - she's the best!!!"

"Julie is a professional in all sense of the word. She understands the local market as well as the economic impact and banking processes that lend itself to skilled marketing of a home. She takes the time to make herself available, provides weekly updates and we had a ton of viewings. She was always honest about pricing, and we were in a tough market in 2010. I will enthusiastically recommend Julie and continue to use her as our real estate professional"

"Yes we love our house! I will never forget all the hard work you went through on the short sale. You did such a great job advising us and speaking in our behalf. We never had to worry, we knew we could trust you and felt we were in great hands. Here's to all the fortunate people that will get to be amazed by you!"

"Julie and her team made our 1st home purchase seem effortless and we would definitely recommend her to anyone in the future thanks !"

"I really appreciate the commitment & dedication Julie put into our property. She was willing to do whatever it took to get it done & I appreciate that."