Overall 5 star rating out of 10 reviews
"Christine is the best! As a first time home buyer back in 2006, she held my hand from start to finish in the process, never tiring of my endless questions and calming my fears when anxiety snuck in. She asked questions of the seller I had no idea I needed to know and was a bull dog in the negotiation when I probably would have caved. She made the process so easy, I didn't hesitate to work with her again when I sold my first place and upgraded in 2016. Buying and selling at the same time can be stressful, but with Christine managing the process I always knew I was in good hands and didn't sweat the small stuff because she just handled it! She has deep relationships in the market and leveraged them on behalf to get the best possible deal on my new place and sold my old place during my very first open house. I cannot recommend her highly enough and look forward to working with her in the future. She's my realtor for life!"
"This was our 3rd time working with Christine, and we've recommended her to several friends over the years, too! She is kind, knowledgeable, thoughtful, responsive, and meticulous -- everything you could want in a realtor and more! Seriously. She's the best realtor I've ever worked with."
"Working with Christine on the sale of our condo in Chicago was truly a 5 star experience!! My wife and I highly recommend Christine Shepardson for your real estate needs! Christine was always readily available and quick to respond via text, call or email when we had questions/needed to reach her. She helped us navigate the challenges that the COVID crisis created for us as we went live on the market 2 weeks prior to the state wide stay at home orders. She was planning ahead preparing for what was to come with the stay at home order and came to our home to create a video walk through tour for people to use as an alternative to onsite touring of the home. She was always willing to go above and beyond and she was an absolute pleasure to work with!!"
"Christine has been an excellent realtor both in helping us sell our condo and buy our new home. She really listened to what we wanted and even reached out to other realtors in the area to find a home before it went on the market. Christine is professional, timely and goes above and beyond to make her customers happy. Thank you Christine for everything you have done!"
"We had a fantastic experience with Christine. 5/5 stars.
My wife and I were first time homebuyers. We met Christine at an open house in the neighborhood where we ultimately wanted to buy (Ravenswood, Chicago) and she impressed us immediately by explaining details about the floor condition and trim in the house she was selling. She was knowledgable but not pushy/salesy, which was such a pleasant contrast to other realtors we'd encountered. She also turned out to be a local expert about the northside of Chicago and was able to talk in detail about various neighborhoods and even particular blocks by memory. We asked if she was taking new clients and she was.
From there, Christine met with us to talk about what we were looking for and to create a detailed plan, helping us to prioritize what features mattered most. She took the time to really explain the home buying process up front, from how we would fill out our offer paperwork to the likelihood of radon gas, given neighborhood soil types. Again, we were so impressed by her detailed knowledge and appreciative that she took the extra time to educate us, since this was our first home purchase. She also was a huge help in terms of understanding the financials of a home buying transaction, specifically preparing us for closing fees and explaining which ones were negotiable with a lender and which ones were not.
Then we got to searching. Christine was patient and, crucially, not pushy about getting us to close. If we didn't like a property, she found a way to politely let us leave, and she didn't try to change our minds. If we liked a property, she was enthusiastic but also made sure to ask the tough questions to the selling agent, pointing out features that might affect resale value and making sure we really understood what we were getting. We felt strongly that Christine wanted us to be happy in our new home and that she wasn't just hustling us along to get her commission. One thing that stuck out to us was that she remembered we had a big desk we wanted in our living room space, and she always scoped out the properties we were looking at with that desk in mind, which meant a lot to us. Her attention to detail and the individual preferences of her clients differentiates Christine from other realtors.
Finally, we found the property we wanted...but someone else had already made an offer. Christine was able to help us create a strategy to bid an amount we were comfortable with but that was able to win us our new home. She then guided us through the inspection process and closing. Again, we were struck by her knowledge of specifics as we discussed water tank capacity and corrosion, converting gas stoves to wood stoves, deck weight capacities, and other details of the property.
Our first day in our new home, Christine dropped off some local goodies so that we could get to know the shops in the neighborhood and would have snacks on hand as we moved in. It made us feel so welcome and it was yet another example of her thoughtful attention to detail and our needs. We enthusiastically and wholeheartedly recommend Christine and will be calling her when we're ready for our next home."
"We feel like we hit the jackpot having Christine Shepardson as our realtor! Her knowledge and experience of the Chicago market and area were obvious, giving us peace of mind and confidence in the beginning stages of the selling process. She was direct in giving us guidance on home projects that would likely help with the sale, but also very respectful, supportive and understanding in the actions that we took.
Shortly after hitting the market, we were impacted due to COVID related barriers. Christine gave us a sense of security during this uncertain time through her positivity, constant communication, and additional efforts in reaching out to homebuyers. My husband and I often discussed how grateful we felt to be working with Christine, especially during such an unstable environment!
Her expertise continued as we received our offer, negotiated with buyer, and worked through the attorney review and inspection process. She was accessible and supportive throughout, giving us her insight and answering all of our questions, landing us an offer we were thrilled with. You will not be disappointed choosing Christine as your realtor. She was wonderful beyond words!!"
"Christine was amazing! We decided to move during the height of the shut-down. Despite the unique situation, Christine was on top of everything and improvising solutions to fit the social distancing issues for showings, etc. Her knowledge of the neighborhood is unparalleled. With her help we were able to list and get a great offer with a matter of days. I would highly recommend Christine to anyone."
"We’ve worked with Christine several times, both on the buying and selling sides. She always takes care of everything seamlessly, making what can easily be a stressful situation go smoothly. She is aggressive when she needs to be and is always ready with ideas and advice when it’s needed. We will, without a doubt, always have her as our realtor."
"My husband and I had to relocate for work and left our condo in the very capable hands of Christine. She went above and beyond keeping an eye on the unit. She always arrived early for a showing, opened windows and made sure the place
Was spotless. I’ve never had a Realitor treat my property like their own, Christine is one in a million."
"Christine and her team were extremely helpful and professional throughout our sales process. We particularly appreciated their honest and respectful appraisal of the value of our home in the current market, and we were able to sell our home quickly for good value as a result of this…We highly recommend Christine."
"Initially, we thought the home buying process was complex and intimidating, but with Christine at our side, we enjoyed every second of it. Christine really takes the time to listen to your needs and makes sure that you make a wise choice... getting you everything you want and need (and knowing the difference) and still being responsible with an eye on the future. Working with Christine is like working with a trusted friend. She is extremely knowledgeable about the landscape of Chicago real estate"
"We loved working with Christine! Christine helped us buy our condo in 2014 and sell it in 2018. We would have used her again in a heartbeat, but we moved out of state. Christine is incredibly knowledgeable in both the buying and selling process. I truly felt like she had our back, and was not trying to rush us into making an decision. She strikes the perfect balance of being super friendly and nice, and aggressive with negotiations when it's needed. I've recommended Christine to all of our Chicago friends and family looking to buy or sell, and will continue to do so. She really is that great!"
"Christine Shepardson is truly a professional. She listened to my needs and concerns, provided candid feedback, acted in my best interest and guided me step-by-step. I could not have asked for a more trustworthy person to partner with on such an important decision. Her main concern was making this work for me so that I felt comfortable and confident. In addition to this, Christine is a genuine, nice and pleasant person!"
"I was referred to Christine from a friend who had a wonderful experience. Christine was patient with me, listening to exactly what I wanted and showing me a variety of places that really met my ideal qualifications! Working full time and really unfamiliar with the process, Christine guided me as I made one of the most important decisions of my life, purchasing my first home! It has been over a year and I couldn’t be happier with my new home and the overall experience."
"We’ve worked with Christine multiple times over the past several years, both on the buying and selling sides. What we like most about her is that she’s a great communicator, which is essential for a Realtor, and she knows Chicago like no one else. We will always choose to work with her in the future!"