Hofman Rutman Team
Stephanie Hofman and Erin Rutman are thrilled to have paired to create the Hofman Rutman Real Estate Team. They bring a combined 15 years experience in the real estate market and have successfully negotiated the closings of over 100 properties.
Both are North Shore natives, involved in their neighborhood and schools, and are well-versed in the myriad communities that make up the Northern suburbs, making them ideal partners for helping you buy or sell a home. Why does that matter? Because Stephanie and Erin will leverage all their local knowledge and personal networks to give you the most comprehensive, efficient and successful real estate experience.
Stephanie’s real estate skills are enhanced by her 15+ years in the fields of sales and marketing, as well as her Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. Her professional and educational experiences combine to make Stephanie the detail oriented, client-centric and communication focused agent that she is today.
Erin brings 15 years of marketing and sales experience to her real estate practice, as well as a keen eye for design and staging. This innate talent helps buyers envision their furniture in any new potential home, and also helps sellers to stage their home for maximum impact.
Stephanie and Erin both have the unique perspective of having been buyers and sellers in the past 6 years. They understand not just from a Realtor’s point of view but also from a client’s view the challenges of navigating today’s real estate market. This understanding means they how to minimize the stress that is too often involved.
Stephanie and Erin’s goal is to help their clients make the most well-informed decisions possible, leading to the best real estate outcomes possible. For sellers, this means selling their homes quickly, for the most amount of money possible. For buyers, this means acquiring the perfect property at the right price. Erin & Stephanie leverage technology, their relationships with a vast network of motivated Realtors, and their strong research and negotiating skills to bring about the best results for their clients.
Both Erin and Stephanie are well-versed in helping specific populations of sellers and buyers, such as seniors looking to transition to their next home and homesellers who are going through the divorce process. They have extensive resources to help the experience go more smoothly, and pride themselves on the care and commitment they bring to each client’s specific situation. When you hire Erin & Stephanie, you are not just hiring realtors, you are getting a complete resource.
Stephanie resides in the same Highland Park neighborhood she grew up in with her family, including her two high school aged children, husband and two Alaskan Malamutes. Erin makes her home in Deerfield with her two elementary school aged daughters and adorable Havanese.
For more information and resources, check out Stephanie and Erin's website, HofmanRutman.com.
The Hofman Rutman Real Estate Team welcomes any inquiries you might have and hope to work with you soon!
Clients are saying:
"Erin and Stephanie really held our hand through the process, were responsive and reached out often before I even needed them. I've heard others that have had complaints about their realtors, and know that Stephanie and Erin responded opposite (and correctly) compared to those. We were in very good hands with the Hofman Rutman team!"
"Stephanie and Erin are outstanding agents! They understand the Deerfield market very well. They gave us excellent advice on how to prepare our home for sale and helped us price in a way that both captured the value of our home and enabled us to sell quickly. In fact, Stephanie and Erin sold our home for us before we actually went on the market! They did it through a thoughtful pre-marketing strategy, working their contacts in the agent world to locate a buyer for us. Thanks to their efforts, we didn't even have to ready our house for showings - and since we have 2 kids, that made life a lot easier! In addition, Stephanie and Erin are both very kind, thoughtful people who are easily accessible, always ready to answer whatever questions we had, and extended their help to us well beyond the close of our sale. I highly recommend Stephanie and Erin!"
"Stephanie Hofman is the best agent I've worked with. She's assisted me with renting my Highland Park house twice, and recently helped me secure a tenant with a 4-year lease. She gives solid, reasonable advise about how best to present a home for sale or rent. She is very knowledgeable about the North Shore market, and readily provided me with market research to assist with pricing. Stephanie is the most responsive person I know; even late at night it's common to receive a response to e-mails in a matter of minutes, always with the appropriate level of detail. She is patient and will give you as much time as you need to talk through issues or decision points. I highly recommend Stephanie to assist with any purchase, sale, or rental arrangement."