Jen Riccolo DeBower

Jen Riccolo DeBower

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Overall 5 star rating out of 55 reviews


"Jen is a force of nature. If you are in the market for real estate, you’d be crazy to use anyone else. She is the mayor of Chicago - she knows every street, building, edifice and inch of the city. She scours the market for the best options and is just as dedicated to helping you avoid what you don’t want (and don’t even know you shouldn’t want) as she is committed to finding your dream home. She can be an agent, a designer, a friend, and occasionally (when needed), a marriage counselor. She is an honest broker, a trusted advisor, and and a ferocious negotiator. She is simply the best."


"We met Jennifer on the street, lol - she was introduced to us by our neighbor. I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone and everyone! She is the absolute best. When my husband and I started to look for our dream home she was very helpful and sensitive to our must-haves. When saw only one house - the house we wanted to make our first home and start a family. She stopped at nothing to make our dream a reality. Her kind, claiming ways keep my energetic and impatient personality at ease. She was so wonderful with our millions of questions and explained everything to us again and again until we felt comfortable. Today we have been in our house for a year welcoming a little one in October, Jennifer has become a good friend and we couldn't be happier."


"Jennifer made our dreams come true. She was an excellent agent and we would recommend her to anyone. She goes above and beyond. She is knowledgeable, kind and passionate about providing extraordinary service. Thank you, Jennifer!"


"Jennifer came very highly recommended and I am so glad she was our realtor! Jennifer's contacts of mortgage officer, home inspector, and real estate attorney were also excellent in their service. I am thankful Jennifer helped my family find our home and walked us through the intricacies of buying in a co-op building."


"Jen was fantastic. She did a great job listening to our needs, finding the balance between my expansive desires and my husband’s limited budget (and imagination), and negotiating the contract for our perfect place at a massive discount. She has a keen sense of humor (important!), superb listening skills, and was 100% in our side through the process. I recommend her highly as a buyer’s or renter’s agent."


"Jen was such a great partner and agent in the sale of our condo! She made the process so easy and painless, it was great. Jen analyzed the area and market and provided sound counsel regarding what we should ask for our property and even found an investor already interested in the building so we never even had to list the condo at all and got a great price for it! She's thorough, knowledgable and got us the best price possible for the property. THANKS JEN!"


"Jennifer is a uber-positive agent who works to fulfill the dreams of clients. She is available throughout the searching and buying process 24/7 and responds to all questions in nano-seconds. She is also clearly pro-woman, pro-family, pro-inclusion, pro-diversity, and if you care about these things ideologically, then you will find an agent that you enjoy working with."



"Jennifer is simply the best. My wife and I purchased a condo in Bucktown in 2017 and Jennifer guided us through the entire process. We looked at several other neighborhoods of which Jennifer was knowledgeable in all aspects of our search. When it came time to make an offer, Jennifer provided invaluable advice in putting together a strategy to seal the deal. On top of that, Jennifer is easy to get a hold of and always has time for any questions or concerns, even after the closing date. I'd recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for a real estate agent in Chicago!"



"Jen is amazing. She is thoughtful, honest, dedicated, energetic, supportive, and attentive to her buyer's every need. She is nothing short of brilliant- she has a law degree and knows the real estate market in Chicago very well- what a perfect combination! From start to finish, Jen was there for me every step of the way. She is also well connected with professionals whose services are integral to the home buying process- from mortgage lenders to home inspectors, she has it covered. Jen brings a level of expertise to the experience which is unmatched. I cannot thank her enough for making this experience a smooth and enjoyable one!"



"Jennifer was fantastic. She understood what I wanted and scored me a great apartment,"



"Jennifer did a great job! She found us exactly the office space we wanted in a great neighborhood and stayed within our budget. She was prompt with all communication and was very professional!"



"Jennifer did an outstanding job finding us the home of our dreams then fighting for us to the finish. She is cool as a cucumber and has nerves of steel. It was wonderful working with her and would (and will) recommend her to anyone buying a home."



"Jennifer got us in to see every place we were interested in so quickly. She is knowledgable and has a great team of people who made our first time home buying process so easy we closed in 21 days. Jennifer is easy to work with and has your best interests in mind. I would highly recommend her!!"



"Jennifer was recommended to us by friends who were looking for a home around the same time we were. They loved their realtor and thought we might click with her as well. They were right! Jennifer is just the type of person you want in your corner when house hunting. She's friendly, kind, detail-oriented, and very thorough. She found listings for us that we would not have found on our own, and introduced us to new areas of our city. We ended up buying in a new-to-us neighborhood and absolutely love the area. We were first time home buyers and extremely appreciative of Jennifer's expertise and encouragement. We have since recommended her to a number of people who have had equally positive experiences with Jennifer. She's great!"



"Jennifer helped me sell my condo in summer 2015. She was key to making the process quick and efficient. I was out of state and had renters in my condo when we listed, and she was enormously helpful in taking charge of the situation. She even found new homes for my renters in the process.
I appreciated her local knowledge and research on comps to get me comfortable with listing price. And we closed within a short amount of time near our ask.
Highly recommended professional and great person to work with!"



"Jennifer could not have done a better job for us. She negotiated a great price, walked us through the process thoroughly and was tough when she needed to be. Ultimately she found us our dream home. I recommend her unreservedly."



"It was great working with Jennifer! We were moving to Chicago from out of state, so her knowledge about the home buying process within the city and state really helped us through the process."



"Jennifer was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was very patient with me as I tried to figure out exactly what I wanted to buy, and then guided me through the entire process. She made what could have been a stressful process very easy. Her responsiveness and communication was excellent. I will definitely use her again in the future and would highly recommend her to anyone else!"



"Jennifer helped us purchase our first single family home in River Forest. We especially loved that Jennifer had remodeling experience in her own home and keeps on top of renovation ideas; it really helped when we considered homes that may not have been aesthetically our cup of tea.

Once we started the process, Jennifer practices the diligence one would expect from a seasoned attorney and real estate professional. With thoughtful attention to detail, Jennifer kept us informed of next steps and made quality referrals for home inspections, mortgage and other professionals.

We highly recommend Jennifer for your real estate needs."



"We used Jen for both selling a home (while we were out of state) and buying our current home. She was professional and responsive to our requests. During the sale of our house we were out of state and had to rely on her and she took care of everything for us. I would not hesitate to recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for a trusted real estate agent."



"I just recently moved from Nebraska to Chicago last week. After hours of searching through thousands of options for apartments, I was finally recommended to Jenn. After a quick conversation about what I was looking for I had spot on options I could pick from, delivered on an easy to use, interactive platform. Jenn made this move far more easier than my family and I expected it to be."



"Jennifer has been a great resource as we prepare to put our house on the market in Berwyn and move to Evanston. We are in the process of completing home renovations and Jennifer has given us excellent advice on what to focus on and which contractors she trusts. We are grateful to have Jennifer on our side as our selling and buying realtor. She has expertise on several home markets in the Chicago area. Again, we are so grateful to have Jennifer as our realtor."



"I moved to Chicago from Florida, knowing very little about the real estate. I gave @ Properties a call, and I'm so glad that it was Jennifer that I got connected to. She talked me through options within my budget, and tactics on how to put myself ahead in a really competitive market. We ended up with a place that we love, and while we don't want to leave it, we know that the next time we search for a home, we will only trust Jennifer."



"If I could give Jennifer a 10-star rating, I would! As a first-time home buyer, I had a lot of questions, but Jennifer never made me feel high maintenance. Her advice was incredibly helpful through every step of the home buying process and she really gave us the confidence we needed to close on our first home. We could not be happier!"



"Jen is fantastic - I would use her again and enthusiastically refer her to friends and family. She is professional, dilligent and easy to work with."



"I had a great experience with Jen she was diligent and always GREAT with correspondence. She put me at ease during the process. I would recommend her to all of my friends."


"Jennifer was amazing! We were moving due a family emergency and didn't need the additional stress of selling a house, but Jennifer's experience and knowledge made the ordeal not just manageable, but successful. We were so lucky to have worked with her - I will recommend her to anyone looking to sell their property."



"Jennifer was an immense help throughout the entire process of selling our condo. She went the extra mile and facilitated all the extra needs by both our end and the buyers end to keep the sales process moving. Her tenacity throughout the process was much-needed and got us a great outcome!"


"I cannot express enough how wonderful Jennifer was every step of the way in this process. As a first-time homebuyer, it was very important for me to be able to trust that my agent was looking out for me and could explain every aspect, answering my questions in plain English. Jennifer was wonderful to work with due to her sunny personality and positive energy. She was constantly available, great at explaining even the basic concepts to me, and I trusted every decision that she made. She got me a great deal and was a fierce advocate on my behalf. Thank you Jennifer!"


"No better agent in Chicago. Jennifer goes above and beyond the call of duty to list, sell and close a property sale. Highest recommendation."


"I just recently moved from Nebraska to Chicago. After hours of searching through thousands of options for apartments, I was finally recommended to Jen. After a quick conversation about what I was looking for I had spot on options to pick from; delivered on an easy to use, interactive platform. Jen made this move far easier than my family and I expected it to be."


"Jennifer was a tremendous help during the sales process. Our condo was priced correctly as we received and accepted an offer after less than a week on the market. She is very diligent and made the sale very easy on us. Jennifer advised us every step of the way and regularly followed up with all parties (lenders, attorneys, buyers, us) to ensure the process continued to move forward."


"Jennifer is absolutely amazing. Couldn't imagine going through my first home buying experience with anyone else!"


"Jennifer did an outstanding job finding us the home of our dreams then fighting for us to the finish. She is cool as a cucumber and has nerves of steel. It was wonderful working with her and would (and will) recommend her to anyone buying a home."


"Timely follow-thru on answering questions, next steps, and clarifications. A cheerleader and a guide for us thru our home buying process. If I had to buy a house again I would work with Jennifer Riccolo without hesitation."


"Jennifer was a true professional throughout the process to sell my unit in Lincoln Park. She maintained a positive outlook even during some down times in the process when things were looking bleak. She kept in constant communication with me which I really liked and was honest in her opinion at all times. I'd highly recommend Jennifer to any friends or family looking for a realtor in Chicago."


"Jen was amazing, She was extremely organized, patient and knowledgeable. She was a pleasure to work with and made the process as low stress as possible. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."


"One of the best Realtors I've ever had the pleasure of working with, she has a great passion for her business and goes the extra mile to make sure you find the place you will love to live in."


"We just cannot praise the services of our realtor, Jennifer Riccolo DeBower, highly enough. She was meticulously organized, and guided us to look in areas we would never have considered on our own. We ultimately found our dream home in just one of those areas, and got so much more than we dreamed we could afford. In the grueling short sale process Jennifer was just fantastic at not only keeping us informed, but managing our expectations, keeping us relatively sane during an extremely frustrating process. Not only was her insight and advice invaluable, but her extensive network of business contacts made every step so much easier. She treated us as though we were her only clients, despite our minuscule budget. We have already recommended her to friends, and will continue to encourage anyone who needs a really great realtor to call her!"


"If I could give Jennifer a 10-star rating, I would! As a first-time home buyer, I had a lot of questions, but Jennifer never made me feel high maintenance. Her advice was incredibly helpful through every step of the home buying process and she really gave us the confidence we needed to close on our first home. We could not be happier!"


"Jen is amazing. She is thoughtful, honest, dedicated, energetic, supportive, and attentive to her buyer's every need. She is nothing short of brilliant- she has a law degree and knows the real estate market in Chicago very well- what a perfect combination! From start to finish, Jen was there for me every step of the way. She is also well connected with professionals whose services are integral to the home buying process- from mortgage lenders to home inspectors, she has it covered. Jen brings a level of expertise to the experience which is unmatched. I cannot thank her enough for making this experience a smooth and enjoyable one!"



"Jennifer's professionalism and temperament is exactly what you would want from a realtor. She is smart, proactive, and a client's advocate. I highly recommended her."


"Jen repeatedly went above and beyond for us throughout the entire process. We would highly recommend her to anyone."


"Jennifer was so wonderful to work with! She guided us with much thought and personal attention as we searched for and purchased our first home. We appreciated her approach and her presentation of our offer, it was very strong and packaged beautifully! We will definitely be referring our friends and family to her in the future."



"Jennifer was very helpful, supportive, patient, and flexible. All the characteristics needed to help a client through the stressful process of finding and leasing property. My real estate needs were very small and would not yield a large commission for Jennifer. Despite this, Jennifer always made me feel important, was always available, answered all questions big and small, and was very generous with her time. I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone with real estate needs."



"I am a home inspector who Jennifer used recently for her clients. She was on time and truly cared about the well being of her clients. She is very sharp and is a great example of what a good agent should be."


"Jennifer was enthusiastic, understanding, diligent, and put up with me with patience when I was acting like a housezilla."


"Jennifer sold my condo in July and did an amazing job from listing through closing date! She was very hands on and took care of everything, which was great since I'm out of state and was very busy at the time. She offered good guidance on list price and provided many comparable prices but was never pushy on pricing just to get a sale done. She was always on top of things and I was confident she was working hard for me. She's also very smart and knowledgable about the market."



"Jennifer is GREAT! She helped us find our house in Oak Park. She is really on-the-ball, very communicative, and FUN. We were moving to Chicago from out of state and were anxious about the process. Jennifer took a lot of that anxiety away through her cheerful attitude and industry expertise. She really helped us analyze the bones of the old homes we were touring. Her experience as a realtor and homeowner (who completely gutted and renovated her own home) were invaluable. We knew we were in good hands!"


"Jennifer was a rockstar! Looking for a new place to live can be tiresome and frustrating, but not with her. She worked tirelessly to help us find the perfect place. She always made herself available to us if we had any questions, and throughout the process, she had a great attitude, sense of humor, and enthusiasm, that made her really enjoyable to work with. I couldn't be happier with my new place, but a little piece of me is going to miss checking out new homes with Jennifer. 5 out 5!!"


"Jen was fantastic and instantly found us the perfect place to live!"


"Jennifer did a great job! She found us exactly the office space we wanted in a great neighborhood and stayed within our budget. She was prompt with all communication and was very professional!"


"Jennifer was fantastic. She understood what I wanted and scored me a great place."


"Jennifer was super helpful in guiding us through the process. Totally will recommend her to friends!"


"Jennifer did an outstanding job and was able to find us a great home. She is a great communicator and understands the needs of a young family moving to the city. Would highly recommend."