"Stefanie was absolutely wonderful during our year-long hunt for the perfect house. She alone is responsible for finding us a diamond in the rough, and went above and beyond to assist us in any way. She spent hours following up with loose ends, advising us, etc. We were thrilled with our experience and would recommend her to anyone needing a top-notch agent in the Chicago area."
"Stefanie was referred to us, and her team did an excellent job from start to finish. She got our place on the market quickly, under contract in less than a week, and the closing went smoothly. I have no hesitation to pass her name along to others."
"I found Stefanie to be highly responsive to my requests and inquiries and very knowledgeable about the current market conditions and real estate market trends. This was true when she represented me as both a buyer and a seller and when she helped me to find a tenant in a difficult seller's market."
"I have known Stefanie Lavelle for 12 years and I have watched her slowly build her business and good reputation over this time span. I have used her services and referred her to friends and we are all over the moon about Stefanie's ability to get the job done! She is great at what she does and I have the upmost respect for her. She is an absolute pleasure to work with."
"We have worked with Stefanie and her team since 2010. Stefanie has been instrumental in both the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. She even found us a renter when we needed one! She worked with us closely to understand our financial needs and help us set realistic expectations for marketing and selling our home in a low real estate market. In the end, she successfully sold our home at a price that we needed and we came away benefiting financially. For the purchase of our new home, we were challenged with a difficult short sale but Stefanie understood the needs of our family. She worked to advocate for us in a short time frame against multiple bidders on our current home. She works quickly, diligently and understands the needs of her clients in competitive situations. We feel so lucky and proud to refer her to you and we will continue to use her for a lifetime in all of our real estate needs."
"I have been working with Stephanie for almost 5 years. She helps me find new tenants for my downtown condo and renew contracts for existing tenants. She is amazing to work with. She is always quick to respond and gives great advice on who would (or would not) make a good tenant. She's never tried to hurry up the process to just make her commission and leave me dealing with a difficult tenant. Actually on the contrary, I have had the absolute best tenants that one I could ask. All of them have renewed their lease at least once and always moved because they decided to purchase (not find another lease somewhere else). I would recommend Stephanie to anyone looking for a professional, hands-on, knowledgable realtor with a great personality and a positive attitude."
"We had an absolutely great experience with Stefanie and her team. She knew the market and sugggested a strategy that had our condo under contract in less than 48 hours --with multiple offers and at a sizable amount above list price. Her team was easy to work with and made things easy with scheduling showings and other visits with our 17-month old. Her knowledge and guidance made what we expected to be a long, stressful process into an easy, fast experience that got us a sale price above what we expected."
"Stefanie Lavelle helped me sell two condos over the past two years and I wouldn't use anyone else for my realtor. She is extremely hard working, patient, communicative, and professional throughout the entire process. She was on top of every issue that came up during the sale and negotiated a great deal. I was very lucky to have her as my broker."
"Stephanie was excellent during the entire process. She gave us invaluable advise when it came to setting the asking price, staging the house, conducting showings, coordinating our open house and negotiating our final contract. Plus she helped us sell our house in only a few weeks. We couldn't have asked for anything more! Definitely recommend."
"Stefanie is a complete Pro. She insisted all the way from the emptying of my mom's apartment to its renovation and ultimately to the moment of sale. She is wonderful with follow-up, well connected and an excellent negotiator."
"Stefanie knows the market and provided excellent guidance and support both before the listing through the final sale. I highly recommend her and her great team."
"once you engage Stephanie she engages potential buyers rather quickly. Stephanie knows the marketplace thoroughly and understands what will sell. she understands when the home needs to be staged and how to go about it. She has many contacts that have proven to be most useful. Highly recommend her."
"Our selling experience with Stefanie was excellent. She had great understanding of our building, neighborhood, and how to attract potential buyers. Stefanie and her team did a phenomenal job photographing and marketing our condo, and we received an offer very close to our asking price in just 6 days! Stefanie was always available and very easy to work with by phone, text, and email. I would highly recommend Stefanie for buying or selling a home!"
"Stefanie is extremely thorough and that makes her expertise so valuable. I really enjoyed going through all the analytics with her. It really helped to understand the process and obtain confidence in what we were doing as a team. She is a great negotiator. I never had any doubt that she was doing all that she could to get us the best deal possible. I would recommend her to anyone."
"Stefanie was recommended to us through a friend so we knew going in that we could trust her. We were first time home buyers so we had to put full confidence in her as a broker. Stefanie was very responsive to our questions and helped us from day one through closing. We are happy with our condo and know Stefanie played a big role in helping us pick our new home."
"In July 2013, I met with Stefanie to inquire about the sale of my condo. I knew from the meeting I wanted to work with Stefanie - she was professional, very knowledgeable, and arrived armed with a wealth of real estate experience, especially in the Chicago area, along with documents relevant to our condo. Stefanie knew that our move was dependent on approval from my employer so the date of our move was unpredictable. We finally received the approval last month, a year after our meeting; Stefanie remained in contact with us during the 12 months. We had the option of working with a relocation company, which would have meant several key benefits but my husband and I both agreed that if for some reason, the relocation company had their own realtor, we would forgo the benefits and continue to work with Stefanie. Working with this specific relocation company was a new experience for both of us and I was impressed with her level of responsiveness and knowledge of so many issues. As a result, our condo sold quickly after it went on the market.
I have worked with many realtors in the past and Stefanie surpassed my expectations. Moving is a stressful time and it was a relief to have Stefanie because I knew I never had to worry about the home sale - she took care of everything. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a realtor."