Kim Lotka

Kim Lotka



Overall 5 star rating out of 61 reviews

"Kim is truly indefatigable. She worked tirelessly to help us put our house in the best light and to make our sale as seamless as possible. Her work ethic cannot be beat and she has impeccable taste with an eye for what the Hinsdale buyer wants. There is a reason Kim is well known and respected in the area."

"I would like to express my greatest appreciation for all Kim has done for me in transitioning to my new home. Kim has redefined "outstanding service", ranging from her guidance in techniques to enhance the presentation of my home for sale, connecting and coordinating maintenance personnel and her expertise in establishing a fair market price. It was easy to rely and trust Kim to act in my best interests. Kim has a great eye for detail and a broad network in the community. Kim respects perfection! You cannot find a better person to represent you in the sale of your property.
Cindy Forgue"

"Kim Lotka is the best in the business and the only realtor we will ever work with in the future. Friendly, professional, honest, responsive, knowledge of the area, relationships with other agents and resources in the community - Kim possesses it all!My wife and I were relocating from out of state and knew nothing about the western suburbs of Chicago. Kim quickly took us under her wing and her intimate knowledge of the area was obvious as she acquainted us to the various communities. We had a challenging wish list given our price point, but Kim didn’t waste any time and found us the perfect home in Western Springs within a few weeks. Having worked with other agents in the past, what really set Kim apart was her willingness to go above and beyond throughout the entire process (and even after the closing) to help in any way possible – connecting us with resources ranging from a closing attorney, to contractors and an interior designer for rehab work, to a lawncare provider. We can’t thank Kim enough for her generosity in sharing her time, energy and resources to ensure we were comfortable as we settled in. Kim – we sincerely appreciate your help, friendship and welcoming us to the area!"

"Kim Lotka is the best in the business and the only realtor we will ever work with in the future. Friendly, professional, honest, responsive, knowledge of the area, relationships with other agents and resources in the community - Kim possesses it all!

My wife and I were relocating from out of state and knew nothing about the western suburbs of Chicago. Kim quickly took us under her wing and her intimate knowledge of the area was obvious as she acquainted us to the various communities. We had a challenging wish list given our price point, but Kim didn’t waste any time and found us the perfect home in Western Springs within a few weeks. Having worked with other agents in the past, what really set Kim apart was her willingness to go above and beyond throughout the entire process (and even after the closing) to help in any way possible – connecting us with resources ranging from a closing attorney, to contractors and an interior designer for rehab work, to a lawncare provider. We can’t thank Kim enough for her generosity in sharing her time, energy and resources to ensure we were comfortable as we settled in. Kim – we sincerely appreciate your help, friendship and welcoming us to the area!"

"My husband and I were truly blessed with the selection of Kim Lotka as our agent. When we decided to move our young family from downtown Chicago to the western suburbs, we didn’t know anyone and weren’t familiar with the neighborhoods. Kim quickly put all our fears at ease. Her knowledge of the industry and local market was incredible. She also has an amazing eye for detail when walking through a home and pointed out a lot of potential issues on our behalf. She would also preview a lot of the homes before we saw them to make sure they were a good fit and would also show us a lot of homes that weren’t even on the market yet. Kim was always highly professional. We could reach her at anytime via phone or email and she would also frequently check-in with us. Even after we closed on our new house, Kim made sure to take care of us. She had a contact for anything we needed…landscaper, locksmith, cleaner, painter, even families in the area that had young kids like us - you name it! Kim is more than just a real estate agent, we truly consider her a friend and will refer her to all our family and friends!"

"From our very first condo purchase, Kim has represented our family as both buyers and sellers. As our family grew, we trusted and relied on Kim's exemplary performance and knowledge of the market to guide us through two more home transactions, as well as our son's recent condo purchase! Her dedication and enthusiasm is unsurpassed. We look forward to working with Kim for all of our future real estate needs."

"We were searching for a home as an out-of-state buyer and Kim went out of her way to help us and take tons of pictures and videos. She was very patient with us and was really good about following up with the builders we were looking at. I would absolutely work with her again."

"Due to the business I am in, I knew the time would come that I would have to sell my house. Kim Lotka is the only agent I ever considered and the sale and outcome were exactly what I expected. Kim is incredibly hard working, detailed, knowledgeable and even though she has almost 40 years in the business, she has the energy and motivation of an agent making their first sale. Selling a house and moving can obviously be a very stressful experience. Having Kim sell my house eased that stress. She was always available no matter the time of day and responded quickly to every text, email or call. Every bump in the road was quickly solved and the process was never slowed down. I could not give a higher recommendation."

"I cannot put into words how thankful my husband and I were to have worked with Kim on helping us find (and close on!) our home here in Hinsdale.

From the very beginning, she was just on top of EVERYTHING. We had an initial sit down to talk about neighborhoods, our budget, etc. and she worked to put together a plan that felt right us, so personalized and yet so professional. She sourced homes for us to check out and it wasn't uncommon to us to receive emails from her in the middle of the night with updates or just checking in. She was also very much in tune with what our priorities were when looking for our home.

She came to the table with vendor relationships and recommendations which proved to be invaluable.

On top of everything else, Kim guided us through the entire process with a smile. Besides her sharp professionalism and attention to detail, she brought personality, humor and levity to every single day, something that we truly appreciated so much. Kim will be our agent of choice for all of our future real estate endeavors.

Cannot. Recommend. Her. Enough."

"Kim's Team is outstanding and they delivered great results. Her local business relationships helped me tremendously with the sale of the home. She knew the right person to contact regarding any issue. Kim knows what it takes to sell homes, Knowledge and Trust"

"Before choosing a Realtor, I did a lot of research into seeing who would be the best choice, based on the investment they would make into selling my property (time and effort, not necessarily financially), and how they promote their listings. Kim Lotka stood out as the leader among her peers. She is professional, compassionate, understanding, and willing to go the extra-mile to close a deal.

Kim’s hard work paid off quickly as I began to receive offers within a day of the listing, and the second individual that saw the property put in an offer and ended up purchasing.

I have recommended Kim to my neighbors and property management in my condo building at Lake Hinsdale Tower. They have all thanked me for introducing them to Kim, raving about her professionalism and how effortless she made their overall buying/selling experience.

If you’re looking to make your next real estate buying or selling experience pleasant and memorable, reach out to Kim, she’s there to help!"

"We were so fortunate to have found Kim when we moved to Chicago as our Realtor, she helped us find the right house to rent in the right neighborhood with special attention to our children’s education . She was patient and very responsive to our request to look for more options in different neighborhoods and informed us about it.

She was always on our side working to make our relocation as simple and successful as possible.
We would recommend Kim to anyone."

"I found Kim to be very responsive to requests and questions. She was responsible and worked hard to make the sale. She had the gutters cleaned when prospective buyers requested they be cleaned. Local knowledge of houses on the market very good."

"Kim was very sensitive to the strong emotional connection we had with our childhood home and worked hard to find a buyer who felt the same as we did. She's experienced, professional and hard working with a supportive and responsive staff. Great job, Kim!"

"Kim and her team recently sold a home for us in Clarendon Hills. Market information was spot on, focus on finding qualified buyers was superb, and follow through with each showing exceeded expectations. We are repeat clients...2 sales and a purchase with Kim!"

"I worked with Kim to sell my townhome in Downers Grove. I had an offer within weeks and Kim worked hard to get us to close as soon as possible. She was always available when I needed her and she went above and beyond with some trying twists and turns in the process. Everyone on her team helped to make this an easy process for me. I've sold many homes through the years and Kim provided me with the best service I've received."

"Kim Lotka and her team get our highest recommendation. Kim was our agent as both a buyer and seller in Downers Grove. The Kim Lotka Group is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and connected -- a class act all the way around. Kim truly knows her market and provides excellent advice on pricing, whether you are buying or selling. In addition, her recommendations for mortgage financing, closing attorneys and moving services are all excellent. The staff supporting the Kim Lotka Group is courteous, responsive, and professional. Kim's reputation and connections enabled us to find the perfect relocating family for our home, a connection that would not have been made without her. Again, the Kim Lotka Group gets our highest recommendation!"

"Jim and Kim sold our home at an amazing price. Many similar homes in our development have not sold for what they were able to sell our home at. They are extremely helpful and patient with us. They sell many very expensive homes, but our home was much less and we felt they spent as much time with us as their other clients. They know the area very well.
Jim Lotka has shown us so many homes and is so patient with us and always willing to show us whatever we want. And gets back to us with any questions we have on a property immediately. We highly recommend them."

"Kim Lotka's Team is very responsive, follow up is immediate. Kim's negotiation skills are exceptional and she knows the Real Estate Market.

Kim's Team is very up to date with all the On-Line Marketing Tools, that are essential in today's Real Estate transactions."

"Kim and Jim were on their game, again for me on my new purchase in Downers Grove. Having a team is good but performing as a great team is the ultimate, which is what they've done for me. All aspects of my purchase were covered, completely and professionally. I would recommend them for any real estate transaction!!"

"Very Helpful with all aspects of the sell. I was not from the area and I had to remove all personal property from the unit and they helped me find the resources for emptying the condo. Very professional"

"I recently sold my first house after living there for 11 years. Needless to say, I was completely unfamiliar with the process of selling a home, and with the current market conditions that I was going to be dealing with. I was very grateful that Kim & Jim were a part of the process. From the very beginning, they were very helpful and informative. Also, since I was new to the process, I appreciated their patience as they walked me through each step and thoroughly answered my many questions. There were weeks when we talked on a daily basis and they were always very responsive to my texts and calls.
I will definitely use them for buying and selling my next home."

"Kim and Jim are a pleasure to work with. They are both very knowledgeable, accommodating and represented our home well. Kim went above and beyond to make the sale. i would highly recommend."

"Kim Lotka and her team were wonderful to work with during the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. Kim has wonderful attention to detail and knowledge of the marketplace. She was especially helpful in selling our turn of the century home, which was under contract within the first week. Kim brings a unique perspective to the process by leveraging her experience with building and renovating homes that sets her apart from other realtors. Additionally, her numerous professional and personal contacts in the business were extremely helpful throughout the process. We will definitely work with Kim Lotka and her team in future real estate transactions!"

"In 2015, we had three separate residential real estate transactions (2 - buys, 1 - sell). Kim came highly recommended and lived up to all expectations. She represented us well in all aspects of our search for a home in Burr Ridge. She knows the market, the players and is competitive and follows through on all aspects when negotiating and closing. Kim is very personable and she and her team always had our best interests from start to finish. We highly recommend Kim and would certainly use her for any buy / sell transactions we have in the area."

"Kim Lotka and her team did an excellent job listing and selling our condo. After only 5 days on the market, we received several offers and closed in 30 days. Kim provided excellent advice and guidance through the entire negotiating process. We highly recommend Kim's expertise and services to sell any home, no matter big or small. It was a highly satisfying experience."

"Kim and Jim were fantastic! They have amazing resources and connections. I travel frequently and in my absence they always made sure my home was ready to show. Their recommended service providers were great! They made selling my home a stress free experience."

"We chose Kim and Jim Lotka based on other positive online reviews, and we were so happy with our decision. Kim recently help us find our home after a job change lead us to make a cross country move. The Lotkas were professional, extremely knowledgeable, kind, upbeat, and helpful throughout the entire process. Since we were from out of state and did not know the area we absolutely relied on their expertise. They helped us find the right home for our family in a short amount of time. Their expertise saved us from buying a house that had a great façade, but had hidden structural problems. They helped us negotiate a good price for our home because they really understand the area and the home values. The Lotkas are a fantastic resource for out-of-staters looking to become connected with the community quickly: we were able to get high quality recommendations on contractors, fencing, and services that allowed us to get “up and running” very quickly. They even helped us find a preschool for our daughter and have gone above and beyond to make sure that we felt welcomed and connected in the community. We cannot imagine having made this move without their help. In short, we are extremely pleased with the Lotkas and highly recommend them."

"Kim and Jim were by far the most responsive, professional and helpful realtors I've ever worked with after multiple relocations. They are are a real pleasure to deal with and I would VERY highly recommend them. Their knowledge, efficient process and savy was fantastic."

"Kim is amazing! She has wonderful resources and is a pleasure to work with. Without the help of Kim and her team, I don't think the transaction would have gone as smoothly as it did. I will be calling her for all of my future real estate needs."

"My wife Amy and I bought two properties in Willowbrook through Kim and Jim. We found they are so honest and knowledgeable about the market and openly share with us. They even offered remodeling suggestions, which we took and implemented to such a great satisfaction. They have always been there whenever we have questions, and provided any help they could professionally. I would go to them again if I buy or sell a property in the future."

"This is a great team. Leaving my home of 20 years was stressful and Jim and Kim made exploring the area and finding a new place a fun experience. Saying that they were flexible and adaptive to my schedule is an understatement. They also kept looking for properties as my home sale stalled and I had to deal principally with it rather than my search for a new place. When I had settled on a new place they were fully on top of the price negotiation and helped me get through the inspection and subsequent final sale as true advocates.

Thank you both so much."

"Incredibly insightful, I have worked with Kim on multiple properties. Everything gets done quickly and Kim's team is great. She is very skilled at knowing what needs to get done and when."

"Having Kim as our agent made selling our house a cinch! Kim made our home stand out among other listings due to helpful staging recommendations and the use of a professional home photographer. She also introduced us to contractors needed to prepare our house for the listing. From her deep experience in the housing market around our area, she gave us guidance on when and how much to list our home for sale. The value of her advice was borne out later when our home received an offer within a week after listing at the list price and the final appraisal came in close to the list price. During the contingency period, Kim's team checked in frequently, which made it possible for us to focus on making an offer for our new house in a different state. We believe that Kim is one of the best agents we have worked with and would highly recommend her to others."

"Kim Lotka helped me to get a house back in 2012. After 4 years, in 2016, Kim and her team (Sam and Jim) helped me to sell the house in 2 days! I decided to work with Kim again to buy a new house. She did an amazing job. The entire team is very helpful. Would recommend them!"

"My wife and I cannot express enough how awesome Kim Lotka was throughout the entire process of purchasing our condo. From the work she did prior to the exploratory trip, great communication during the search, timely on-going communication, and most importantly through the inspection and closing process. She's a true pro. If you are looking for a new home or condo, there is only one realtor to use - Kim Lotka."

"Kim is a very lovely and friendly lady with tremendous achievements in her career. Her excellent reputation naturally attracts all buyers and sellers in the housing market. We were lucky to be one of them. As one of her clients in the whole sale process lasting half year, we witnessed her hardworking and dedication, her deep insight into the housing market, intensive care of her clients, wisdom and integrity in marketing strategy and problem solving. Without the great help form her and her team, sale of our house could be a much tougher job and even impossible. It is not a surprise that every customer finally became her good friend. Thanks again to Kim and her team!"

"We have been working with Kim for the last year on finding the right forever home for us. We were very specific in what we were looking for so it took some time. Throughout the searching process, Kim was extremely proactive on taking us to listings and sharing the pros and cons of each property. When we got a little frustrated about the length of time this was taking, she was always encouraging and positive about possibilities. When we found our home, Kim and her group were masterful about supporting us through the bidding and purchasing process. Her network of support professionals is amazing and we are very thankful for all her direction, support and responsiveness. Hank and Elaine Sledz"

"If you're in the market for a new home, Kim Lotka is the informative, experienced, and efficient person you want by your side. As first time buyers, we had no idea where to start and she was more than helpful throughout the entire process. She is very familiar with the area (Darien, Westmont, Downers Grove, Willowbrook, etc.) and even knocked off some houses that were on our list due to her own knowledge of reasons we wouldn't like the houses, of course consulting us first. She knew what we wanted and just what to show us. Upon finding "the one", she went out of her way multiple times to ensure our experience was smooth and successful and provided us with my resources for some future fixes we may need around the house. She willfully kept in touch with us after our purchase and ensured everything with the house was up to standards and that we were completely satisfied.
Thanks to Kim, we now have our first home together and could not be more satisfied and in love with our new home accommodating all of our needs and desires.
Thank you for such a stress free and wonderful experience!"

"If you are looking for a realtor in the Hinsdale/Western Suburbs area of Chicago, Kim Lotka is a perfect choice! Kim recently represented us in the marketing and selling of our 100+ year old house where we had lived for the past 45 years. Kim eased us through a sometimes difficult process and we greatly appreciated all the extra help she provided. She is professional and knows her market extremely well. She is aggressive in her marketing and uses all forms of media to reach the largest possible group of perspective buyers. She is positive but realistic when giving her opinions regarding pricing or acceptance of bids. She works hard to communicate market trends and progress of your own sale. Kim takes a personal interest in her clients and your goal becomes her mission! She also has an incredibly competent team in place to answer questions or assist you with any issue you might have. It's very reassuring to have that kind of support. I would highly recommend Kim, whether you're looking to sell your house or buy another."

"Kim was very knowledgeable about the local area and was helpful in narrowing down our search. Her assistance and contacts during due diligence made a huge difference in a very short closing window."

"Kim was an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for their new family home. She was very patient, had great insights and provided me with lots of helpful local information once I was here. She even connected me with local Moms who had children about the same age as mine to help the transition to school."

"Kim was very good helping us prepare our family home for sale. We raised our family there for the last 32 years. Her pictures were professional and her marketing brochures were very well done. Kim continually kept us informed of changes in our market. She had plenty of Open Houses. She also worked well with potential buyers. She is very familiar with the market. Kim has very good contacts for any type of service necessary to maintain, fix and improve your home. She was always ready with a name to help when we needed one! She respected our wishes and recognized that the sale of our family home was not an easy experience for us."

"Our home buying experience and selling was seamless thanks to the expertise of Kim and her whole group. She is professional and has an aesthetic eye that cannot be beat. She does not miss one detail ~ from preparing our home for sale to purchasing our new home she was right there with us at every step. Helping and guiding. Cannot say enough good things about our experience! She is fantastic! 8/2018"

"February 7, 2019

Well, as it would happen, we are relocating back to the Midwest. We have been working with Kim Lotka over the past several months. She did not disappoint. We found our new home in a very short time period. Kim Lotka is one of the best at her craft. We are so lucky to have her as our realtor and our friend.

We have worked with Kim Lotka for the sale of our property for over the past 2 years. She was very supportive and was always willing to address our property sale concerns. She was always available to address any issues regarding our property listing. She was great to work with , she is sharp and always on top of her game. We received several good offers on our home over the past 2 years but we could not accept them at the time due to the fact that we were relocating across the country. We were not ready to make the transition at the time these offers came in. We just recently closed on our home thanks to Kim Lotka. Kim is very knowledgeable in Real Estate Sales. If we ever decide to relocate back to the Midwest, we would without a doubt, choose Kim Lotka as our Real Estate Agent.

Linnette and Lewis C. Bullock"

"Kim is an absolute dream to work with, and a true full-service realtor!

She worked her butt off, on call any hour of the day, to make sure that our experience was flawless from home searching through offer, inspection, negotiations, and closing. She had plenty of suggestions for professionals where we needed them, and followed up with them, even meeting them at the property for us when we were out of town!

Thanks Kim!"

"Kim is a true professional. We lived in our home for 32 years and she was very sensitive to the emotional investment in selling a home that was going to be difficult to leave. She was always available and has great office backup. She had great tips for preparing the house for the market and ultimately made the sale a breeze. we highly recommend . her."

"Kim is an excellent broker. She is very knowledgeable and responds to all concerns very quickly. I do not hesitate to recommend Kim to my friends or family when they are looking to buy or sell their homes."

"Kim is very knowledgeable and will get you top dollar for your property.
She made the process effortless and stress free for me from the time my home was listed until it was sold. She is very efficient.
She is very nice and easygoing. She isn't pushy.
I would highly recommend Kim to sell or rent your property."

"We had a terrific experience. Kim was on top of every detail of the listing. She actively marketed the property among her many contacts. We were very pleased with the results."

"Kim was super helpful listing our home. She was always keeping us up-to-date and making sure we understood the process which made us more confident about our decision to sell. She also provided great tips on how to make our house sell. Her team took great care of us and we will continue to always go to her for any future move. I highly recommend Kim if you're looking to sell or move!"

"Kim was an amazing asset to have in selling my condo in every step of the sales process and I can't recommend her enough. We went from listing to closed in 12 days & sold at a great price. Every time I needed her help she was there. Any questions I had were answered immediately & every time I called she answered. She even helped me getting a painter into paint my place within 24 hours when mine cancelled. She went above and beyond and I truly believe she was instrumental in me getting the most for my condo! Not all realtors are equal & you'd be hard pressed to find one who will work as hard as Kim will to get your place sold!"

"Kim and her team are great to work with. She understands the market pefectly, gives thoughtful advice, and is always available. The team made selling out home feel easy."

"Kim Lotka did a wonderful job selling my condo. She's highly professional, knows her stuff and is well prepared to navigate the many challenges that can arise during real estate showings, negotiations and finally transactions. She also has a marvelous team. Highly recommended!"

"The two words to best describe our experience with Kim Lotka are miracle worker. We met Kim a few years back when we considered selling our home. We decided we weren't ready to move, and Kim was respectful of our decision. She checked in annually via email, but that was all. We never felt any pressure. Our initial meeting with Kim was such a positive one. She's so incredibly knowledgeable about the town having lived here for decades. She is warm and friendly. This winter when we wanted to see what was on the market in our price range, we decided to call Kim. We fell in love with a house, but our current home wasn't even for sale yet. Kim helped us whip our house into shape for showings. She took out a huge ad for our listing. She provided gorgeous listing materials for the prospective buyers. Throughout the entire process, we always felt like we were Kim's only clients. She gave us unlimited attention. Every time, I'd open the local paper, I see how many other listings she had going on a the same time, and I was so impressed. I don't know how she gets it all done. Once we had an offer on our home, we quickly focused our attention on the house we wanted to buy. Kim is so knowledgeable about all the house details that you never want to think about, like plumbing, drainage, electrical, roofing, chimneys, etc. She's seen it, built it, and fixed it all! She made sure we addressed every issue and knew exactly what we were getting into with this new (but older) home. We learned so much from her expertise and resources. I feel like I will be calling and texting Kim for years to come because she has so much good information to share. Finally, and most importantly, we found Kim to be warm, sincere, funny, and lovely person to be around. She was a godsend to us, and we will be ever so grateful."

"Kim did a wonderful job for us in selling our old home and buying a new one! She is extremely knowledgeable and has tremendous experience. Everyone on her team was amazing and kept us fully informed of everything. HIGHLY recommended!!!!!"

"Kim recently listed and sold my home. Her marketing experience was especially helpful in explaining what today's buyers are looking for, and how best to market/present the home for sale. She knew of trusted local craftsmen who helped with necessary repairs The home sold quickly. Her team was professional, knowledgeable, and kept me updated. The entire experience was smooth and seamless. Thanks Kim"

"She sold our home within the first 7-10 days. We signed the contract, the next day we left for a 2 week vacation and while we were gone she sold the house. We didn't have to lift a finger."

"I would highly recommend Kim and her team. They were incredibly responsive and helpful. They made the process of selling our home seamless. Kim's knowledge of the marketplace was key. We will definitely use Kim again!"

"Kim and her son, Jim & their assistant Sam, were awesome in selling my mother's house. And they sold it within 60 days. We had 42 showings in the 60 day period, until her house was sold. They also discussed with me on how to stage her house, on the interior and
exterior. Kim's experience & total professionalism really showed why my mom's house sold so quickly.
Kim, Jim & their assistant followed-up with me on a very regular, consistent basis to keep me informed, including e-mail updates. I would highly, highly recommend Kim & her team to sell your home."

"We had an older home, which proved to be difficult to sell in the current environment. Kim did a great job of marketing the home and bringing many prospective buyers to look at it. We ultimately were able to sell it, while many competing homes remain on the market. We would highly recommend Kim to represent you on either side of a real estate transaction."