Overall 5 star rating out of 24 reviews
"Kathie has been an absolute joy to work with. She helped us purchased our new condo and will also sell our old one. She came highly recommended by a good friend as she has several years of experience being a realtor. The process could not have gone smoother and we always felt we could trust Kathie to guide us in the right direction. Kathie provided recommendations for the loan broker, attorney, inspector, cleaning services and everyone has been exceptional. I am new to being a homeowner but my husband is not. Kathie always made sure she explained things so I could have a better understanding and not feel completely lost. Buying and selling a home can be a very overwhelming process but you can certainly trust that Kathie will be guiding you every step of the way. Trevor and Paloma (Rogers Park)"
"I’ve worked with Kathie Bock twice now, on both the buying and selling side. Kathie is the most knowledgeable realtor I’ve yet to find, and she is a great communicator, responsive, patient and above all easy to work with. She is helpful in offering her opinion and presents options, which was so appreciated. She aways made me feel like her only client (which certainly was not the case!) and was respectful of my time and others. I’ve just recently moved out of state, however I would work with her again, hands down, if I ever got the opportunity. She also works with first time homebuyers on their first home purchase, as well as repeat clients involving million dollar homes in the Chicago area. I cant say enough about how positive my experiences working with Kathie have been, she is so great at what she does. Seek her out, you wont regret it! Jodi (Lincoln Square)"
"We first reached out to Kathie unsure of whether we wanted to buy. She answered our questions, helped us figure out what we were looking for, and guided us through weeks of showings. When we found the one she was instrumental in helping us to move quickly and navigate the process. We would not be home owners today if not for Kathie’s expertise and support. Her cheerful confidence and friendly professionalism allowed us to feel secure and assured in our first purchase. Will absolutely use her again! Scott and Veronika (Logan Square)"
"Kathie is a lovely person to work with. She goes above and beyond to help her clients and was always available to assist me when I needed something. I really appreciate her rolling with my change in requests and her willingness to talk through my concerns. She is very knowledgeable about the city and surrounding suburbs and has a full understanding of the real estate process. I would highly recommend Kathie to anyone looking for or selling a home. JoAnne (Park Ridge)"
"Working with Kathie Bock during our relocation from Virginia to Chicago was incredible. Having to handle most of this relocation virtually during Covid and being out of state she did an exceptional job. Kathie’s ability to listen to exactly what we wanted and find perfect matches for us, shows her unfailing attention to detail. Not only is she great at her job but her connections to others throughout the industry make you feel like your in good hands. She walked us through every step of the way, making sure to never leave out details and explain things in a way that we understood. This was without a doubt the best experience we could have asked for with being a first time home buyers. She grew up in this area and has extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods that only locals would know. When we go to sell our home, she will be the only person we will trust. Do yourself a favor and work with Kathie. You won’t regret it! Lindsey and Patrick (Lincoln Park)"
"Kathie was absolutely incredible. We've worked with other agents in the past and Kathie is a level above anyone we've worked with prior. We can't recommend Kathie enough! She's experienced, knowledgable, detail-oriented, quick to respond and best of all, gives you peace of mind. She is direct yet respectful and you can fully put your trust in her hands. If any issue arose, no matter how large or small, she quickly and calmly knew how to address it. She has an impressive rolodex of contacts for anything you could need (electrician, handyman, attorney, etc.) and all were just as great. We were out-of-state for a portion of the process and had the utmost faith in Kathie. She used her own items to help stage our home which truly made a difference in both photos & showings. You'd be crazy to use anyone other than Kathie! Amy and Mike (Roscoe Village)"
""I worked with Kathie on finding a temporary rental property and buying a condo in Lincoln Park. I would highly recommend Kathie to anyone. She has a great feel for the market with things to look for and things to consider avoiding. She was very thorough in her searches, was always prompt in getting back to me and on time. Most importantly, she did an excellent job matching my criteria and budget with appropriate properties. I also felt confident in her ability to coordinate and discuss options with the seller's realtors which was very helpful. She is professional, hard working, honest and kind...a winning combo for a realtor!" Melissa (Lincoln Park)"
"Kathie came highly recommended from two friends who had worked with her on their recent home purchases. It was immediately apparent why they enjoyed working with her. She is honest, knowledgeable and patient. As first-time home buyers, she took the time to explain (and re-explain) the process to us so that we were comfortable and prepared when looking at homes. Kathie constantly used our feedback on properties to learn what our family valued and devalued in a home, helping to narrow the daunting search into something more manageable. Importantly, we never felt like we were being pushed into making decisions and Kathie became a trusted partner for us, even as we dragged our feet on making a city vs. suburbs decision. When we finally did decide to focus our search to the suburbs, Kathie was accommodating with her schedule and her deep real estate knowledge translated well to the burbs, helping us negotiate a fair price for our forever home. We enthusiastically recommend Kathie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Chicago. JB (Deerfield)"
""I’ve used Kathie on three separate occasions to buy and sell a home. On one such occasion, me and my fiancé at the time were looking to move to the suburbs and needed to sell both of our condo’s in the city. Kathie was extremely knowledgeable of the current housing market and our target buyers. She worked with us to stage our units, was professional in her dealings with prospective buyers, and attentive to all our needs. Kathie helped us set a strategy and managed our expectations throughout the selling process. Ultimately, she was successful in selling both of our units in a timely manner and for a fair price, which was particularly challenging given this was 2009 and the height of the housing crisis." Scott and Michelle (Lakeview/Roscoe Village)"
""My wife and I have used Kathie for all of our real estate transactions in Chicago. She is a rare combination of consummate professional with a truly wonderful character and personality. Kathie is very easy to work with, while being an aggressive participant in the real estate process. She earned our trust early on and we have always felt comfortable with her advice. We will not hesitate to utilize her excellent services again." Steve and Mary (West Loop)"
"Kathie is the best. We met with Kathie early on to learn what updates, fixes, staging would be necessary to show our condo the best and her suggestions were incredibly valuable. She also knows the Roscoe Village area very well and was able to offer a lot of insight into how we could/should price. She managed the complicated nature of showings during Covid 19 and sold our condo in 48 hours. Cannot recommend Kathie enough! Kristi (Roscoe Village)"
"Kathie is an amazing agent. I had been working with another agent and was on the market for almost 10 months with no offers. A friend who has worked with Kathie on multiple real estate transactions highly recommended Kathie as someone who could help me. Kathie came in and told me what I needed to do, how we were going to get my place sold and she delivered. Two weeks on the market with Kathie and I had an offer.... in the middle of a pandemic!!
Her expertise in marketing and staging made a HUGE difference in my ability to sell. She has been supportive and honest with me the whole time, which is exactly what I needed.
I would highly recommend Kathie to anyone who wants to work with an attentive, honest, and results-driving agent. Allison (Oak Park/Chicago)"
"Kathie is the quintessential realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, thorough and efficient. Her knowledge of the market, neighborhoods and industry is exemplary. Kathie went over the comparative market analysis in detail before we put our townhome on the market., which was very informative. Kathie is a skilled negotiator, which served us well for our rental property and the sale of our home. Kathie is reliable, approachable and always available for her clients. She was always available to answer our questions and address our concerns.. Kathie always made us feel very confident throughout the entire selling process. Having Kathie on our side was a tremendous asset. We have always had such an excellent experience with Kathie, which is why she has our highest regards and recommendations!!!
Cynthia and Luther (University Village)"
""Kathie spent the time to get to know me and was able to quickly determine when looking at places, whether it would be something I would like or not. She was always proactive, sending links of places to review. There was this one time where we visited a place; when we walked in, she turned around and told me to walk out, because this was not "me". She always worked to my schedule, and always accommodating.
Kathie is very patient and not pushy, and truly on your side. We spent a couple of months every weekend looking at over 10 places, to the point where I gave up. I needed a little bit of a break. Kathie was very understanding, and said that whenever I was ready, she would be ready too.
After a two month break, I went back at it again, and this time, I found "my" place in about a month. Kathie was great. I have gotten to know Kathie and she is very considerate, always thinking of things you probably would not have thought of, funny, helpful, and easy to get along with. I have recommended my friends to Kathie and I certainly will use Kathie when I am ready to move on to my next place!" Lily (North Center)"
""My wife and I just moved back to Chicago after living in Erie, PA for 14 years. We had a prior positive condo sale experience with Kathie Bock and it made sense for us to use her again to help us search for and purchase a condo in one of our targeted neighborhoods. Kathie spent four consecutive days with us setting up viewings on about 25 properties from the lakefront to Lincoln Square. We found our dream property in Roscoe Village and Kathie was instrumental in working with us long-distance to negotiate a fair price and take us smoothly through the whole process from finalizing the sale agreement to the closing. Kathie's knowledge of Chicago's neighborhoods, and the related positives and negatives of each is extremely valuable. My wife and I hope that we will never have to move again, but if we do, Kathie will be our only choice to represent us!" Jim and Sharon (Roscoe Village)"
""Kathie Bock was a true professional leading us through our first experience in selling our home. She helped in every step of the way. Her knowledge of the local North Center market was exceptional. She guided us through the pricing and timing of listing our home. She was also able to give recommendations to what items needed to be fixed up to make the house ready to show. She had a team of handy men to help with the list and also had a great company to stage the house. The person that she had take photos of the house was so great. He made the house look amazing. With all her local knowledge and expertise in pricing we were able to sell and close with the first couple that saw our house. We closed and got asking price the first week. I fully recommend Kathie Bock to anyone looking to move quick but get full value." Jason (North Center)"
""Kathie was extremely knowledgeable and helpful to me when I was selling one house and purchasing another one. She always asked a lot of questions when we were viewing a home for purchase in order to ensure we were addressing any potential problems. She definitely had my best interest at heart. She was responsive to my needs and she offered excellent advice during the negotiation process. I have recommended Kathie to friends and they been very happy with her services too. I would highly recommend Kathie!" Kathleen (North Center)"
"Kathie was on top of everything with our home sale. From helping us de-clutter to staging to a large number of showings, she showcased our condo beautifully to potential buyers. The sale was quick and she walked us thru every step in the process. We will recommend her and would use her again! Jamie (Lakeview)"
""Kathie has represented my wife and I on two transactions, and both times she was extremely diligent, honest, patient and helpful. I would recommend her, and have recommended her, without any hesitation whatsoever." David and Jamie (Lakeview)"
"Outstanding interpersonal skills, attention to detail, well plan and organize, excellent communication skills. Made herself available at all times. She keep us informed every step of the way through the entire process. I&M (Lincoln Park)"
""Kathie is, quite simply, phenomenal.
Let's be honest: real estate transactions are messy. Things went wrong on the buy and the sell - people backing out of contracts, appraisals not valued as expected, etc. As a walking ad for anti-anxiety medication, you can imagine I did a whole lot of panicking. Enter Kathie.
Kathie's professionalism and strong knowledge of the real estate market was invaluable. Any time there was a hiccup in the process, she had guidance and answers. By the end, I did not even bother asking what to do, just told her to do whatever she thought was best. Her honesty is also refreshing. She will give you solid advice that you might not want but is in the best interest of the buy/sell. (Always in a kind way though!) Did I want to repaint my whole place after carefully picking out all those pretty colors? No, but I took this advice and other things I did not want to do (I'm looking at you, staging), and I ended up getting a lot more for my place than expected.
If there were a Nobel Prize in real estate, I would nominate Kathie. She absolutely knows the market and what to do. If you want a process that is as seamless as possible (as well as having a successful financial outcome), you have found your realtor." Sara (Lakeview)"
""Kathie was a pleasure to work with. We had a difficult condo to sell and Kathie never hesitated to take on the challenge. She was a tremendous asset throughout the process. We'd highly recommend Kathie for any of your real estate needs." Pete and Annie (Lakeview)"
""Kathie really helped me through a difficult time. I was going through a stage of life where I had to find a rental fast. Kathie set up a great web search and squeezed me into her schedule. The whole process start to finish (from initial conversations to lease signing) was less than a month! I am still in the rental in a great neighborhood and just love it!!" Michelle (Roscoe Village)"