Roberta Brennan

Roberta Brennan



Overall 5 star rating out of 22 reviews

"Roberta is a seasoned professional with tremendous local knowledge and expertise. She is straightforward, honest and trustworthy. No hype, no gimmicks-- just real data, insights and good judgement. I have used her several times -- buying and selling, and will use her the next time around too!"

"She is fabulous! Driven, friendly, meticulous and so down to earth and most of all honest."

"Roberta is the best real estate agent I have ever had. She is extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and proficient. She took into consideration every need I had when buying a home and made sure they were all met, even down to minute details about renovations. Her exceptional service and warm personality were very much appreciated in this process, and I can not recommend her enough."

"Roberta has been completely professional and efficient in the process of leasing our apartment. She is very available and communicates clearly. We would strongly recommend Roberta for real estate services in Chicago."

"Roberta was my broker when I bought my condo and it was great experience from beginning to end. She was incredible. Each time we looked at properties, she was prepared, on a schedule, and only showed me units that met my criteria. I've worked with brokers in the past who showed me everything and the kitchen sink, just in case I was looking for a sink. Roberta didn't waste one minute of my time and I never questioned who's interest she was looking out for. She is a seasoned professional with a fresh spirit. A delight."

""From the first moment we met Roberta we knew we were in good hands. A passion for the business and a superb knowledge of the Chicago area. We had so much fun looking at all the options Roberta suggested (in the worst rain ever!) and still Roberta made the time together fun and engaging. Solid advice and helped us land the home of our dreams. We could not have done it without her. I would highly recommend Roberta for anyone looking to buy in Chicago.""

"From the first moment we met Roberta we knew we were in good hands. A passion for the business and a superb knowledge of the Chicago area. We had so much fun looking at all the options Roberta suggested (in the worst rain ever!) and still Roberta made the time together fun and engaging. Solid advice and helped us land the home of our dreams. We could not have done it without her. I would highly recommend Roberta for anyone looking to buy in Chicago."

"I would recommend Roberta Brennan in a heartbeat to anyone who is trying to buy/sell their house. She was super professional, extremely personable and highly efficient. Roberta advised us to declutter before we put our place on the market, which made a huge difference in the selling process. Also, she was able to find just the right price point for our condo and we sold within a day!!! Roberta is very knowledgeable and pleasant - I can't recommend her enough!"

"Roberta has helped us to both purchase and sell multiple homes. We have always felt that she put our best interest first. She gave good advice based on her many years of experience in the Chicago market. She was organized, reliable and professional. Her ethics and experience really stand out when we had to interact with other realtors. She walked us through the entire process from preparing to list our home, through making and or accepting an offer and the closing. She patiently drove us all over the north side while we flip flopped about what we were looking for, never pushing us to make up our minds. I have confidently recommended her to family members, friends and business clients."

"We were selling our large condo and moving from Chicago's north side to Evanston for the schools and the neighborhoods but knew very little about either - other than the fact that we loved the feel of Evanston overall. It was a very overwhelming process as we have two children and were not entirely sure what we wanted in a home, despite being quite choosy. Roberta broke it all down for us and kept us on track with clear communication and thoughtful insights. We never felt rushed but were given lot's of information and assistance. We found a single family home which we loved that we walked away from after inspection - this put us in a very difficult position because our home in Chicago was sold and we needed to find what we wanted quickly. Indeed she did help us find THE perfect single family home and we had a very smooth buying process with Roberta calmly and thoughtfully working us through each step."

"We met Roberta 3 years ago and have worked with her on a number of real estate transactions in Chicago, both personal and investment properties. Roberta is very insightful and knowledgeable about the local market and very fun to work with, which makes the process much less stressful. She responds immediately to emails and texts, which I really appreciate. She truly doesn't mind showing you whatever you want to see, she just wants to make sure you are happy with the results.

Roberta's experience and expertise is particularly evident in how she handles negotiations. For example, the first house we purchased with her had 4 offers on its first day. Roberta got us our house that day with not much over asking and avoided a bidding war. I don't know how she did it, but we were so grateful. Roberta is a stellar agent. After many years doing real estate transactions with many different agents, I can honestly say that I wouldn't dream of using anyone else after working with Roberta."

"We used Roberta on 3 real estate deals, albeit small transactions.. NEVER were we pressured or felt uncomfortable working with her. She is knowledgeable and highly professional yet I felt she was a friend who would help us and my daughter through a maze of real estate issues in a state that worked things very differently than ours. I would highly recommend her."

"Roberta is an outstanding partner in the stressful home selling and buying process! She has great ideas for staging and is enthusiastic, positive and forthright. She knows what is needed to sell and always looked out for us to make sure our interests were being met. During the buying process, she provided great insight and helped make sure we found something that would work for our needs. Her experience is very helpful throughout the whole process. I have used her for many successful and smooth real estate transactions."

"ROBERTA BRENNAN GOT FOUR POTENTIAL BUYERS FOR MY CONDO THE VERY FIRST DAY SHE PUT IT ON THE MARKET!! I chose her because of friends of mine. Their home was on the market, unsold, for three years. Roberta sold it in a week. She just performed her magic on me! I got my place ready for sale in November, not a good time for home sales. Just weeks after she listed it, she sold it! I can’t imagine a better realtor than Roberta.
From her initial “staging“ of the condo (telling me how to arrange my furniture and what to get rid of before the sale), to answering my many questions, she was there for me every step of the way. Roberta knows EXACTLY what she’s doing and is definitely the person to call if you are selling or buying a condo or home. If you only want to deal with the best, call Roberta. She’s a joy to work with!"

"Roberta is an excellent real estate agent- we were very fortunate to find her. My husband and I have worked with quite a few over the years and she is by far the best. Roberta is very knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market and neighborhoods which was extremely helpful- she would often tell us a house was priced too high for where it was or what it was. She didn't just want a quick sale she wanted us to be truly happy with our purchase and to find the right fit. We really appreciated that she would tell us when we could do better and she was right. Roberta also figured out our tastes very early on so we didn't have to waste our time looking at a ridiculous number of houses. She found ones she knew we would love almost immediately which was amazing because in the past we have always had to do all the work to find properties we liked ourselves, which is frustrating. The best part was that when it came down to negotiating and executing the contract- she knew exactly what to do to get us the house over 2 other bids without us having to negotiate much in price. She was so smart and tactful. She is truly so so good at what she does. We had a wonderful experience working with Roberta and will be using her again and again."

"Roberta Brennan is a truly wonderful realtor. My husband and I had the difficult task of finding a home, long distance. We knew that without the help of a highly professional and trustworthy representative we would be in trouble. Finding Roberta was a huge gift. The few times that we were able to visit Evanston, Roberta planned our days perfectly, having already vetted the houses on the market, in our price range. She never tried to push us to accept anything second best, and she was a great listener when it came to understanding our desires. We really appreciate her honestly and integrity. Because of Roberta's tenaciousness, we ended up finding the house of our dreams. If and when we sell our house, we will be using Roberta again, for I have come to think of her as more of a friend than an agent at this point."

"Roberta is a real pro who brings a very graceful,calming professionalism to the house hunting process. I knew I was in the est hands possible as soon as I met her."

"Roberta's attention to detail was instrumental in receiving a top dollar offer upon the first showing. She guided me as an out of town seller; offered excellent recommendations with high quality and affordable contractors to conduct the improvements/repairs. Roberta went out of her way to ensure our home showed beautifully catching every detail along the way. Her experience paid off!"

"After interviewing several Realtors, I chose to work with Roberta to sell my house. She had sold the house next door, which is how I met her, and she knew the neighborhood well. But beyond that, she has extensive experience and is easy to work with throughout the process. Her guidance was extremely valuable. A word of advice: just follow her guidance and do what she says about pricing your house and making it appealing to prospective buyers. Yes, it's a lot of work to clear out clutter, but worth it. I had a contract for full listing price within a week, and the new owners of my beloved home are just right for it."

"I have worked repeatedly with Roberta and wouldn't think to look anywhere else. Ms.Brennan treats every deal as if it were the biggest and doesn't ever stop offering solutions or help with details long after the goal has been reached.

"Roberta was very professional and knowledgeable. She recommended ways to improve the look of the property. I took her advice and my condo had two offers in the first week. We closed in one month. She knows the market and if I need to enlist an agent again I would not hesitate to use Roberta."

"I have partnered with Roberta on several property deals over the past five years and I will continue to work with her in the future. She takes you from the curb to the closing table working shoulder to shoulder as your advocate until everything is buttoned up.
Long after the process is completed, she continues to assist with documents and information seamlessly. No request is scoffed at!"

"Roberta distinguished herself from the moment she walked in the door. Unlike the other two realtors we interviewed, she did a thorough walkthrough including the attic, garage, etc. while asking questions to get a feel for the house. She then produced market research she had prepared in advance and shared with us what she thought the house was worth and how she would get that for us. What blew us away was how she and her partner staged our house. She made recommendations on what we needed to do regarding painting (including what colors) and minor modifications to support the selling process. We went on vacation for a week and when we returned they had transformed our house through the staging process so much so that we questioned whether we should sell. They did such a good job we are working with them to stage/design our new home. Roberta came early for each showing to make sure the house was in order and regularly kept us informed on status. My only regret is that we didn't work with her when buying our new place. She is professional, diligent and fun to work with. We were extremely please with the process and price we got for our home. I cannot recommend her enough."

"Roberta was calm, reliable and handeled every detail of the process flawlessly. We were very impressed with her professionalism and the care she took to make sure everything went smoothly. We have, and will continue to recommend her!"

"We are happy to recommend Roberta to everyone -- she has an amazing talent for staging."

"Roberta did a great job of selling and buying our homes. We have used her twice over the last six years. She is professional and smart and has an excellent eye for detail. I have recommended her to several close friends knowing that her consistent performance will serve them all."

"Roberta is an excellent negotiator. We appreciated her honesty and professionalism."

"We have used Roberta for 5 transactions over the course of the last ten years. In my view, anyone can sell a house but it is Robertas ability to drive value and manage the challenging parts of the process that truly sets her apart. Her knowledge of the market and her willingness to keep in touch and provide guidance even when a transaction is not imminent is what makes her unique."

"Roberta, thank you again for all of your hard work, schlepping us around the city through the coldest, snowiest winter on record and sticking with us to the bitter end. We have both really appreciated knowing that we could rely on your wisdom, good advice."

"I would not work with any other agent and have already recommended Ms. Brennan."

"After an unsuccessful attempt with another well-known industry name, we switched our listing to Roberta.Rather than having a large team process the sale of our home, Roberta dug in personally and worked the sale of our home herself. She sold our home in a difficult market within 45 days of listing it with her. Although she has the sophistication expected of someone producing at her level, she has a hands-on approach and takes each assignment personally. When you hire Roberta, you get Roberta. Whether a small condominium or a luxury home on the North Shore, Roberta brings a professional, direct and honest approach to marketing. We highly recommend her!"

"Roberta always remained calm and informed which gave us confidence in our purchase."

"Roberta did a fantastic job of preparing our townhouse for sale and then marketing it through her very extensive list of contacts. Open houses were well trafficked and she was always available to answer our questions."

"Just a great, great experience all around. We will use her again and again. Thank you Roberta!"

"Roberta, you rock. We love working with you. We always know that you will take us gently through the process."

"She was very warm, professional and accommodating. She provided great insights during showings on the sale of my property and great insights on how to prepare the home for sale. I would definitely recommend Roberta."

"Roberta is wonderful, helpful and professional, but what I most appreciate about her is her honesty, integrity and sense of humor."

"We believe Roberta provides excellent customer service and support. She is ethical, patient and kind. We would recommend her to anyone."