Rachel LaPorte

Rachel LaPorte



Overall 5 star rating out of 15 reviews

"Rachel was everything we were looking for in a realtor! This was our first time buying a home so we had what felt like a thousand questions that needed to be answered. She made herself available and always provided responses in a timely manner. She helped navigate us through the entire process from our first viewing to the closing day (and even afterwards to make sure everything was still going well). She is well respected by her peers in this industry, and with such a fast close - her relationships with others made this such an easy process for us. I could not recommend her enough. If you're looking for someone that helps you along the way, you should work with Rachel!"

"Rachel is just amazing. We were first-time home buyers and after renting for many, many years we were in looking for our forever home. She went above and beyond all of our expectations. Showed us homes around our schedule. Never once did we need to miss work or leave early to see a home. As we narrowed down our search Rachel helped a lot by checking a few of the homes for us. Saved us time and aggravation by not seeing houses that didn't fit our needs. With-in a month we found our new home.

It didn't stop there. Sometimes the attorneys and lenders speak in strictly, confusing, legal terms. Rachel was always happy to clarify the information and answer any questions we had. Regardless of how trivial they may have been. In a sense, she held our hands throughout the process.

It was truly a pleasure working with her and we will recommend Rachel to everyone."

"Unbelievable first time home buying experience, and it was all because of Rachel. From our beginning needs to closing she was there every step of the way for us. I only wish we didn’t find our dream home first , so we can buy another five homes working with Rachel. Highly recommend"

"When I say I recommend Rachel, I mean I RECOMMEND RACHEL. She went above and beyond in every sense, in every step of the way. Rachel was so on top of things and found answers to questions before we even had a chance to ask them. She responded to us and all of our worries quickly and completely, and made what can be a very stressful thing easy and enjoyable.

Rachel was by our side throughout the entire home buying process and was able to negotiate many things that had seemingly been off the table. She made great recommendations, including the entire team of our lender and attorney, and ensured things got done in the time frame we had hoped for.

My partner and I are head over heels in love with our new home, and not a day goes by where we don't recognize our thanks to Rachel. (By the way, we almost didn't go look at the home we chose. Rachel suggested we "just take look" as it was right down the street from another on our list; we literally would not have this place if it weren't for her!)"

"I can’t speak highly enough of Rachel LaPorte. I have very little knowledge about renting a place in Chicago and how to find the right one for me.
I was doing the research on my own for months, but I was so hesitant and insecure. I spoke to a variety of different realtors that I would message online and they would call me non stop, pressuring me to make a decision. I wanted to work with someone that I could trust, so I contacted Rachel LaPorte. She was extremely patient, answered all my doubts and very helpful. I was doubting every decision before, until she came in the picture. Thanks to her I have made a large decision in my life and I am extremely happy. Her honesty, her knowledge and her professionalism are much appreciated and respected. I won’t ever forget my first real home. THANK YOU!"

"Rachel was over the top helpful in finding our new apartment. When the complex wasn't returning her calls or emails, she physically went there for an in-person visit. That day, she sent the video and details, we scheduled time for ourselves to visit, and we applied that weekend.

Thanks again for listening to our requests and finding a great deal in the overwhelming environment Chicago apartment hunting can be!"

"Rachel was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable. She was able to negotiate a cheaper rent and made the whole process seamless. As a first time renter, I was glad to have Rachel the guide me and advocate for my needs."

"WOW! Words cannot describe how wonderful Rachel is. We were overwhelmed, stressed and tired of searching for apartments on our own and Rachel came to the rescue! She is so patient, understanding and kind which really eased our stress during this search. She was very responsive, proactive and timely. She truly went above and beyond to make sure we’d find the perfect home! We can’t thank her enough!!"

"Rachel is incredibly thorough and precise. She consistently found great options for us and was able to get any detail we were wondering about very quickly. She also was able to negotiate the price down on the apartment we wanted. Overall, I could not possibly imagine a better individual to work with than Rachel."

"Rachel was phenomenal! She quickly and thoughtfully lead the charge in finding me my new home. In my initial search, I was very clear and specific with my parameters. Within hours, she tailored her search to accommodate my priorities - and I could have not been happier with the options she shared with me. We scheduled showings and put in offers at multiple properties, and when the odds were not in my favor as owners rejected my first offer, she remained optimistic and eager to find the perfect fit. Rachel delivered within hours once again (after that initial rejection), and she found an option at an even better rate that truly left me feeling at home. Beyond the initial search, Rachel went beyond what would have normally been her responsibility and helped guide my roommate and me though both the lease signing and initial move in process. I very highly recommend Rachel's services and hope that I'll have the opportunity to work with her in the future."

"Rachel was great when helping us find our new home! She was always available and had options for us that suited everything we were looking for. I would definitely recommend contacting Rachel if you are in the market for a new home!"

"Rachel was able to help us find an apartment that met our needs and then some-- all with her signature fun energy she brings to any interaction you have with her! Will always use her for rentals/purchases!"

"Rachel was fantastic! She listened to every need and specification we required and quickly produced showings that matched our criteria. I never felt pressured or rushed with Rachel to make a decision because she understands the importance of finding the right home. Her ability to think ahead and ask questions that I hadn't even thought of, makes her invaluable to anyone looking for a home or an apartment. She treats each of her clients with the utmost professionalism and the personal attention shown makes you feel truly valued. She was able to negotiate for the apartment we wanted and without her skills I'm not sure if we would have ended up with our desired apartment. I would recommend Rachel LaPorte to anyone looking to buy or rent an apartment or home!"

"Rachel stayed in constant contact with us throughout the process. She sent us numerous great apartments that fit our needs/wants. No matter what question we had for her, she always gave us a great answer. She made the process so easy and fun for us! I can’t thank Rachel enough for all of her help and positivity throughout this process!"

"We had a great experience with Rachel! She was very timely with her responses and gave us many options to choose from! Rachel was knowledgeable about each area we were interested in living, and was able to meet our move-in date deadline!"