Anne Hodge

Anne Hodge

Broker                   

Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 55 reviews



"I cannot say enough positive things about my experience working with Anne. Quite simply, she is one of the most competent people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She has deep local and industry knowledge and was able to leverage her expertise into getting us a great sale price for our home and helping us buy our dream home. She is responsive, patient, and really took the time to know us and keep us calm throughout the hectic process of a double real estate transaction. We had a somewhat complex buying/selling situation which required extensive coordination between 2 additional buying parties and a seller and Anne quite literally saved the day (and our sanity) when she took the reigns to coordinate all parties at a particularly crucial junction to make sure everyone was aligned and all deals would get done.

On top of it all, she is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. We're almost sad that the process is over because we'll miss talking to her so frequently!"



"We highly recommend Anne to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. It’s a very competitive market right now, but Anne found us a private listing and helped us create a strategic offer to win the home. We were able to find everything on our wish list and under our max budget, even in this market. Thanks, Anne!"



"Anne was great to work with! When we started we were looking in many different neighborhoods and she was knowledgeable on all of them! She offered great advice as we walked through homes and quickly learned our preferences to tailor our search. She was friendly, responsive and professional throughout the whole process. She was always early and prepared for every house tour. She makes the process less stressful and you can tell she really enjoys what she does! I would highly recommend her for your home search!!"



"Anne was absolutely amazing to work with! We are first time homebuyers and she was incredibly helpful with every step in the process. I would highly recommend Anne to anyone who is looking to purchase a new home!"



"Anne provided outstanding service by introducing us to several towns and neighborhoods to help narrow in on our desired location. She was astute in understanding the type of home we were looking for and identifying properties that fit our needs and wants. Her communication was always prompt. I would recommend Anne 10/10 for any home purchase."



"Anne is simply the best. She was recommended to us by a friend as we were considering a move from the city to the suburbs and we couldn't have asked for a better realtor. We had no idea where we wanted to live in the Western Suburbs and she helped narrow our search, provided resources, and education to meet all our requirements. We both work in the city, wanted to be close to a train, and wanted a neighborhood feel. For every showing she provided us with a map of the area and marked the trains and the schools so we could get a feel for the neighborhoods and our commute. We saw close to 100 houses and she never once lost patience with us. When it came time to negotiate, she helped us land our wonderful home in La Grange, when we thought it was a long shot. Can't say enough great things about her."



"Anne was very professional throughout the process. She was very responsive to our needs and proactive when appropriate. She is a calming influence and a very thoughtful and good Communicator to all parties involved in the process. She provides her opinion, with thoughtful support, but supported our final decision. We would highly recommend Anne to anyone looking to sell their home."



"Anne Hodge was a delight to work with and was
always available when I needed to converse with her. She regularly kept me informed on the happenings regarding the sale of my home.
She is truly a professional with a cheery disposition.
I would highly recommend Anne.

Marion"



"I can't say enough good things about Anne Hodge. We were fortunate to work with her both on the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. From day one we felt like we were her only client -- she was attentive, informative, honest, calming and a true friend. She 100% had our best interest at heart and went above and beyond to ensure we were able to purchase our forever home and sell our former home (in a pandemic no less!). You are in the very best of hands with Anne Hodge -- she's the absolute best!"



"Anne was amazing to work with when we decided to relocate from the city to the suburbs! Her local knowledge of La Grange helped us find an amazing off-market property. Anne was very responsive and pleasant to work with throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the western suburbs!"



"As first time homebuyers, Anne was enormously helpful in guiding the purchase of our first home.

Her knowledge of the La Grange/La Grange Park/Western Springs area is exceptional - she's lived and worked in the area for years and we got the sense right away that she knows both the real estate market and the neighborhoods very well.

She helped to guide us through the process and was patient with us (and our remedial questions).

We ended up buying an older home, and there were some key things that we needed to find out during the inspection process related to the HVAC and a necessary construction project. She was able to tap into her network of local contractors to quickly get us estimates that helped inform our offer and decision. We relied on her recommendations for our attorney and contractor, all of whom have been great.

Seeing so many homes in the area, she has a good sense of what repairs cost or how other homeowners have addressed similar issues.

She was always immediately responsive via text or email, and we believe she fought hard for us in the negotiation process to get the deal completed.

Buying a home is scary - buying a 124 year old home is even scarier, and we were grateful to have Anne guide us through the process. We've already recommended her to our parents (who will be closing on their home next month) and our friends looking to make the move to the area."



"Best agent! Figured out our needs immediately and tailored all intel to be specific to those needs. Gave extremely useful and frank feedback on pros and cons for each home. Incredible support once we selected a home to purchase."



"Anne was an absolute pleasure to work with and always professional. I would give her my highest recommendation."



"Anne was amazing. She helped us every step of the way in buying our house. She listened to what we wanted but also provided valuable feedback that helped us get to the heart of what was important to us and realistic for us. We met a lot of agents, and Anne was by far the most professional. We were so grateful to have her as our guide and representative. She was also a pleasure to work with and made the whole experience easy and fun. As first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and we appreciated how patient and knowledgeable Anne was. We cannot recommend Anne enough."



"I recently relocated from North Carolina to Chicago. I feel incredibly fortunate to have Anne as my realtor. She is passionate, professional, and a neighborhood expert. She listens intently and delivered an exceptional customer experience. She does her homework, is extremely well-prepared, and has a vast network. She returns calls and emails immediately and made the process of finding my new home as easy as possible. Most importantly she is authentic. She truly cared about me and worked tirelessly to ensure I felt comfortable in my new city. I would highly recommend Anne to my friends and colleagues. She is the best of the best!"



"Anne made selling a house easy. When she first came for her presentation, Anne was well prepared and made choosing her to sell our house a decision that we were confident in making. Anne's marketing materials were spot on. She was prompt in contacting us for showing appointments and thorough in providing feedback. She offered staging assistance and suggestions to help enhance the features of our home. We had an accepted offer within 30 days!"



"I cannot say enough good things about Anne! What really stands out to me was the first time my wife and I met with her. We were simply there for a consultation and not sure if we would move to the Western burbs. Up until this point we only had one general conversation with her about our situation, and I was shocked at how prepared she was for us. It was evident she worked hard to make our meeting as informative and productive as possible.

I believe we were difficult clients in that we needed to see a lot of places before we made a bid. Anne was very patient; low and behold we found the perfect house. However, that was not the end of it as our closing process was full of surprises. The sellers were difficult and we had issues with our lender that warranted a realtor that knew what they were doing. Anne was that person! She got us through a delicate and difficult situation that only an experienced realtor can do. I highly recommend her for her knowledge, professionalism and she genuinely cares about her clients."



"Anne went above and beyond in so many ways! We've used other agents in the past, but Anne surpassed our expectations at every stage in the process.
Anne works tirelessly to help her clients, she is really knowledgeable about the Western Suburbs, she was honest and genuinely helpful when evaluating properties and negotiating deals, and she made us feel confident in our decision to sell and buy. Anne has all the qualities you'd want in an agent!"



"You should choose Anne! We gave her a tight deadline, narrow parameters and, as two physicians, limited time to see homes and she exceeded our expectations. We were into off market houses before anyone else and, once we found a home, she closed the deal below asking despite another offer on the table. She went above and beyond to make sure the deal made it to closing on time which involved multiple calls to our lender on our behalf. Anne came highly recommended from another agent in the Western Suburbs and we were not disappointed."



"Anne is a true professional. She was extremely thorough and communicative throughout the entire selling process and took genuine pride in representing our home. She was also responsive and supportive during an otherwise stressful relocation. We could focus on our family's transition because we knew Anne was completely engaged in selling our home. If you're looking for a great realtor, choose Anne!"



"Anne was wonderful to work with. Coming from cincinnati we weren't too familiar with the area but her expertise gave us the confidence we needed to find the right neighborhood to establish our roots."



"Anne is the best realtor we've ever had and after moving quite a bit, we've had a few. She went out of her way to make us familiar with the area and she was candid with us about home values in the area which was so helpful since we were coming from out of town. She I can honestly say she became a friend through the process and continues to reach out on a regular basis. You won't find a better realtor in the Western suburbs than Anne Hodge."



"Anne is smart, patient, attentive, realistic and fun. Anne listed and sold our house very quickly, and the final sale price was what she had initially estimated it would sell for. She knows the Western Chicago suburbs very well, and we felt that her listing description was dead on - not just for the house, but also for the location. The photographer she hired was excellent. Anne generated some pre-listing buzz, so by the time we listed the house there were already several interested buyers lined up. Initially we worked with Team Anne to try to find another house in our neighborhood, but in the end we moved across the country... But while we were looking at houses locally together, her knowledge of the different streets and blocks of La Grange / Western Springs / La Grange Park was invaluable. We had particular requirements for a house, and she contacted us several times about matching listings that were coming to market even before they were officially listed. I can't recommend her highly enough, and if we ever move back to the area we will definitely be calling her to help us house hunt!"



"It was such a pleasant experience working with Anne! She is a superb realtor with excellent knowledge of the market in the Western suburbs. She immediately understood our style and needs when looking for a house and also did a great job educating us on the differences between the communities. Anne's responsiveness is off the charts, and this was really important to us in a realtor."



"Anne is an amazing agent. We found her to be extremely knowledgeable about the areas where we were looking, well connected in the community and above all else she kept our best interests in mind throughout the process. She was prompt and professional in every interaction and went out of her way to provide guidance and consult when we had questions. She really understands the market and it shows! We highly recommend Anne and her team."



"In my honest opinion, Anne Hodge has to be the best Real Estate Professional in the Midwest! She was absolutely great, as it relates to setting our home price, being tech savvy, staging, working for us and with us in negotiating with the buyer, always being on-time and much much more. Because of Anne, we had an offer on our home within a week. I wish we could use her on all future home selling/purchases but we relocated to Florida. If you use the services of Anne Hodge, you are working with the BEST. Believe it!"



"We moved to the La Grange area from abroad. We were very lucky to have Annie represent us. Her local knowledge and connections of the La Grange community is second to none. Her communication was exceptional, even given the time zone difference. Her attention to detail and follow up put us at ease. She jumped over hurdles and got us into the house that we wanted in the location that we wanted. You can't ask for more than that! Highly recommend!"



"Anne is awesome. As first-time home buyers, and as prepared as we thought we were, we didn't really know what we were doing and Anne could not have been more helpful. She helped us navigate an unusual situation and eventually to find the perfect home at a great price. An absolute professional, Anne is very responsive, efficient, and extremely knowledgeable. We really appreciate her advice and insights throughout the process. Great to work with -- highly recommend!"



"As first time home buyers, working with Anne has set the bar high for any other realtor! Anne guided us through the housing search paying close attention to our needs and offering realistic expectations about the market. She was organized, prompt and knowledgeable about the western suburb area. She's super laid back, was never pushy and yet forthright regarding the pros and cons of each property. Overall EXCELLENT experience and I'd recommend her to any family or friend."



"We have moved a lot. In the last year we moved 3 times and Anne Hodge helped us navigate two of those moves. We moved into a rental property before finding the home we love. Anne, did not want us to rush the process and we are so glad we did not. She helped us find the perfect home for us at this stage in our life. Anne is professional, caring and makes her self available on short notice. We moved here from overseas and Anne was very knowledgeable about the area. She listened to our priorities and made sure we found what we were looking for in a home and a community. I would recommend Anne in a heartbeat and would use her again if the opportunity arises."



"Anne and her team were so knowledgeable about the area. She was available for any questions. Very organized and thorough. Responded super quickly. High recommend!"



"Anne was great! I can't recommend her enough. She was detailed, discreet, always available, knowledgeable and more! You can't go wrong with Anne Hodge."



"Anne Hodge guided us through the selling process from start to finish: from pricing, to staging, to showing, to closing.
Along the way she provided expertise and compassion, going the extra mile when we faced various complications. She was attentive to detail and willing to change course when necessary (for example, she brought in different furniture after overhearing negative comments from potential buyers.)
Her knowlege of the business and the neighborhood is very thorough, but her relationship skills push her over the top."



"Anne was wonderful! I was putting my house on the market after I had to move for a new job, so couldn’t be there to maintain the house or do cosmetic work. I was feeling overwhelmed, and Anne made this so easy for me. She made recommendations for what work would add value, and what I should skip. She helped select contractors and manage their work, and checked in the house regularly to make sure everything was working. I had an offer at asking price the day after we listed, and closed shortly thereafter. A truly wonderful experience!"



"Our experience buying a new home and selling our old home with Anne was exceptional. She provided excellent advice regarding pricing, staging, inspections, and all other aspects of the home buying and selling process. She also made excellent referrals to other service professionals. Anne is very responsive, professional, and a truly reliable friend throughout the process. We highly recommend her!"



"Anne is a five star realtor! She has a wealth of knowledge about the western burbs, payed attention to what we were looking for in a home, and found and showed us tons properties that matched our interests, even homes not yet on the market. Anne was attentive during all steps of the process, always responded within a day, and answered every question. She was a lot of fun to work with, and is someone we would highly recommend to a friend."



"Where to start? From the first phone call, to our final walk through and closing on our beyond perfect house today, we have been in the absolute best of hands with Anne Hodge. We were first connected with Anne when we were first starting our search. She reached out to us within hours of our Zillow inquiry, and we had a showing scheduled the next day. We really didn't know what type of home we were looking for, and which neighborhood would be right for us. Anne was incredibly patient and was happy to schedule a showing with every house we thought might work - and there were quite a few. Within days, Anne had gained my complete confidence. Working with Anne felt like working with a family member - she was totally honest, and patient, and kept a really positive attitude, even after a long day touring homes with a 9 month old. Touring homes with Anne was amazing - she was always quick to point out important things to consider, that we would have just glanced over. Anne quickly learned what was really important to us, and made sure to send me the newest listings in the neighborhood that we loved. We came across our new home while Anne was away, and she still responded to my text within minutes. We had a showing two days later, made an offer the next day, and had a signed contract that evening. I don't know who would have been the lucky buyer of our new home, had Anne not been so responsive. I will absolutely be referring Anne to everyone in Western Springs!"



"Anne is incredibly professional and efficient. If Anne said she was going to send me something, it was in my inbox before I woke up the next morning. She accommodated my wife and me traveling in from out of state by showing us multiple different types of homes in different price ranges all in one day! She showed up for every inspection that we needed completed (being out of state, we were not able to be present in person) and kept us well informed every step of the way. Even after the sale is complete, Anne cares about the people she works with enough to make sure that they are comfortable in their new homes and neighborhoods."



"We were incredibly impressed by the level of professionalism and expertise Anne Hodge displayed throughout the process of selling one home and buying another. She was readily accessible and available to answer our questions, thoughtfully checking in at various times in case we needed anything. Anne worked extremely hard to help us get our house on the market quickly, and spent hours staging our house as we were both at work. We felt very confident in Anne's knowledge of the market and her ability to "get the word out" about our home so that we were able to sell quickly. Anne's attention to detail and caring demeanor made this process much easier than it should have been."



"Relocation can be a pretty stressful experience for a family. Having an agent that truly understood this and made every effort to minimize the stress we were experiencing was nothing short of a miracle! Beyond being personable and practical, Anne gets the job done! With the extensive travel my family and I were involved in, Anne stepped in numerous times along the way. She always made herself available and called upon all resources necessary so that we could continue to meet our personal and professional demands. Even when surprises surfaced, Anne remained completely focused and kept our relocation process on track. We are extremely grateful to have worked with Anne and absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a pleasant, results-focused experience."



"Anne worked diligently for us during a difficult transaction. Her attitude, approach and experience helped make the sale of our home as painless as possible. Can’t recommend her enough."



"Anne was upfront and spot on with the market. She was available and always quick to respond. We enjoyed working with her."



"Anne is the best! We live in Chicago and were looking to make a move to the western suburbs. We knew little about the area, Anne was honest and so helpful. She goes above and beyond and is very knowledgable and personable. She made the home buying process easy and fun! We will absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!"



"Relocation can be a pretty stressful experience for a family. Having an agent that truly understood this and made every effort to minimize the stress we were experiencing was nothing short of a miracle! Beyond being personable and practical, Anne gets the job done! With the extensive travel my family and I were involved in, Anne stepped in numerous times along the way. She always made herself available and called upon all resources necessary so that we could continue to meet our personal and professional demands. Even when surprises surfaced, Anne remained completely focused and kept our relocation process on track. We are extremely grateful to have worked with Anne and absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a pleasant, results-focused experience."



"It was truly a pleasure working with Anne Hodge as she helped us to sell one home and buy another. She was professional and knowledgeable about the market, offering important advice and answering all of our questions thoroughly throughout the process. Anne continually exceeded our expectations as she helped with every little detail in order to make our experience smooth and as stress free as possible. Thank you, Anne!!!"



"Anne did an amazing job selling our house after another realtor tried but couldn't get the sale. We highly recommend Anne. She is smart, capable and collaborative. All the things you want in a solid real estate agent."



"Anne is incredibly professional and efficient. If Anne said she was going to send me something, it was in my inbox before I woke up the next morning. She accommodated my wife and me traveling in from out of state by showing us multiple different types of homes in different price ranges all in one day! She showed up for every inspection that we needed completed (being out of state, we were not able to be present in person) and kept us well informed every step of the way. Even after the sale is complete, Anne cares about the people she works with enough to make sure that they are comfortable in their new homes and neighborhoods."



"Anne did a wonderful job selling our home. She was educated on the market and available to us. We were in the process of an international relocation and she was flexible, supportive and patient with us. Given the location of our home, we struggled to find the right buyer - seemed like everyone had an excuse for wanting us to drive the price WAY DOWN. Anne stuck to her guns and got us a price we were comfortable with. It was great working with her and we would emphatically refer her to others. Thanks Anne!"



"Anne was very responsive and had deep local knowledge that helped us through this process. She provides sound strategic advice and understands how to efficiently price real estate in her area of operation. We recommend partnering with her."



"I met Anne during an open house a couple years ago and we instantly connected. Anne is in tune with her clients. She took the time to understand my needs and wants in a dream home. She made sure I knew she was just a phone call away if I needed anything. When she states on her business card she is never too busy, she actually means it. Anne worked tirelessly with the purchase of my dream home. The whole process was top notch and I am so satisfied, I would recommend Anne to anyone!"



"Anne was upfront and spot on with the market. She was available and always quick to respond. We enjoyed working with her."



"I recently relocated from North Carolina to Chicago. I feel incredibly fortunate to have Anne as my realtor. She is passionate, professional, and a neighborhood expert. She listens intently and delivered an exceptional customer experience. She does her homework, is extremely well-prepared, and has a vast network. She returns calls and emails immediately and made the process of finding my new home as easy as possible. Most importantly she is authentic. She truly cared about me and worked tirelessly to ensure I felt comfortable in my new city. I would highly recommend Anne to my friends and colleagues. She is the best of the best!"



"Anne is a true professional! She was extremely thorough and communicative throughout the entire selling process and took genuine pride in representing our home. She was also responsive and supportive during an otherwise stressful relocation. We could focus on our family's transition because we knew Anne was completely engaged in selling our home. If you're looking for a great realtor, choose Anne!"



"I cannot say enough good things about Anne! What really stands out to me was the first time my wife and I met with her. We were simply there for a consultation and not sure if we would move to the Western burbs. Up until this point we only had one general conversation with her about our situation, and I was shocked at how prepared she was for us. It was evident she worked hard to make our meeting as informative and productive as possible. I believe we were difficult clients in that we needed to see a lot of places before we made a bid. Anne was very patient; low and behold we found the perfect house. However, that was not the end of it as our closing process was full of surprises. The sellers were difficult and we had issues with our lender that warranted a realtor that knew what they were doing. Anne was that person! She got us through a delicate and difficult situation that only an experienced realtor can do. I highly recommend her for her knowledge, professionalism and she genuinely cares about her clients."



"Anne is a five star realtor! She has a wealth of knowledge about the western burbs, payed attention to what we were looking for in a home, and found and showed us tons properties that matched our interests, even homes not yet on the market. Anne was attentive during all steps of the process, always responded within a day, and answered every question, even those not necessarily within her scope. She was a lot of fun to work with, and is someone we would highly recommend to a friend."



"Anne went above and beyond to meet our timeline for a quick out of state move. I am convinced we would not have closed as quickly as we did if it wasn't for her dedication to making you feel like you are her only client and hustling to move things along. Anne's customer service, marketing skill, and real estate guidance allowed us to focus on what was important at each step of the process which led to a less stressful, smooth transaction and close."



"Anne made selling a house easy. When she first came for her presentation, Anne was well prepared and made choosing her to sell our house a decision that we were confident in making. Anne's marketing materials were spot on. She was prompt in contacting us for showing appointments and thorough in providing feedback. She offered staging assistance and suggestions to help enhance the features of our home. We had an accepted offer within 30 days!"



"Anne is the best realtor we've ever had and after moving quite a bit, we've had a few. She went out of her way to make us familiar with the area and she was candid with us about home values in the area which was so helpful since we were coming from out of town. She I can honestly say she became a friend through the process and continues to reach out on a regular basis. You won't find a better realtor in the Western suburbs than Anne Hodge."



"You should choose Anne! We gave her a tight deadline, narrow parameters and, as two physicians, limited time to see homes and she exceeded our expectations. We were into off market houses before anyone else and, once we found a home, she closed the deal below asking despite another offer on the table. She went above and beyond to make sure the deal made it to closing on time which involved multiple calls to our lender on our behalf. Anne came highly recommended from another agent in the Western Suburbs and we were not disappointed."



"Anne went above and beyond in so many ways! We've used other agents in the past, but Anne surpassed our expectations at every stage in the process. Anne works tirelessly to help her clients, she is really knowledgeable about the Western Suburbs, she was honest and genuinely helpful when evaluating properties and negotiating deals, and she made us feel confident in our decision to sell and buy. Anne has all the qualities you'd want in an agent!"



"Anne was wonderful to work with. Coming from cincinnati we weren't too familiar with the area but her expertise gave us the confidence we needed to find the right neighborhood to establish our roots."



"Anne is the best! We live in Chicago and were looking to make a move to the western suburbs. We knew little about the area, Anne was honest and so helpful. She goes above and beyond and is very knowledgable and personable. She made the home buying process easy and fun! We will absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!"



"Anne helped us with our recent move to Elmhurst from Chicago. Coming in, our knowledge of the western suburbs was fairly limited. We needed to learn about the obvious things like home price trends and commuting options but it was also important to learn about the intangibles of each town. Anne was an incredible resource and her patience as we narrowed down our options went beyond any reasonable expectation. During our entire search, we always trusted Anne had both our immediate and long term interests in mind. Ultimately we found a great home in a great community and we couldnt be happier. The only downside is we will miss our visits with Anne!"



"I worked with Anne on a re-positioning of a property in the Countryside / LaGrange area. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable of the local market, what buyers are looking for, and what sellers need to do to attract the right buyer and top dollar. I could not have been more pleased with my experience. Anne's customer service is top-notch. I found her to be available whenever I needed her, and her enthusiasm and love for her job permeates her selling style and desire to win you as a client."



"Anne is smart, patient, attentive, realistic and fun. Anne listed and sold our house very quickly, and the final sale price was what she had initially estimated it would sell for. She knows the Western Chicago suburbs very well, and we felt that her listing description was dead on - not just for the house, but also for the location. The photographer she hired was excellent. Anne generated some pre-listing buzz, so by the time we listed the house there were already several interested buyers lined up. Initially we worked with Anne to try to find another house in our neighborhood, but in the end we moved across the country... But while we were looking at houses locally together, her knowledge of the different streets and blocks of La Grange / Western Springs / La Grange Park was invaluable. We had particular requirements for a house, and she contacted us several times about matching listings that were coming to market even before they were officially listed. I can't recommend her highly enough, and if we ever move back to the area we will definitely be calling her to help us house hunt!"



"We had a wonderful experience working with Anne. Her deep knowledge and insight about the area really helped us narrow down our search, and ultimately find an amazing home. She was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the entire process and would recommend her to anyone."