Testimonials



TESTIMONIALS

 July 27, 2015

We moved to Oak Park from Lincoln Square as first-time home buyers. Being new to the area, and to home buying, Colleen was a vast source of information about both. As someone who has lived and worked in the area for years, she knew everything there is to know about Oak Park. She was also very attentive and helpful with us through the entire process of homebuying, including bids that didn't work out, a deal we pulled out of because of inspection issues, and a finally the closing on a beautiful house in a great area at a great value. She helped us through many challenges with enthusiasm, energy, and business savvy. Also, our toddler son loved playing with her on househunting trips and still talks about her.

                                                                                                                      Steve Gillies

June 26, 2013

“It  was truly a pleasure to have had Colleen as my agent. She was wonderful and very caring during the whole process of the sale of mother’s condo. I could not imagine getting through it all without her support.”                                                                  

                                                                                                                       Lillian H

 June 25, 2013

“Colleen was the best agent I’ve worked with. She was always available when I wanted to view properties. She was quick to respond to any inquires I had. She was very knowledgeable about the market and gave me thinking points about each property based on my needs.”

                                                                                                                        Christy

 June 25, 2013

“From start to finish we had a great experience. Colleen identified the perfect property and got us in as soon as it came on the market, allowing us to secure the house in a frenzied market. Colleen also helped us manage through numerous issues with a very challenging seller and gave great advise on how to manage each step of the process.  Colleen’s rolodex of service providers also helped us have great Appraisal and Mortgage experiences which made the process even easier. We are thrilled with our new home and will confidently recommend Colleen to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the area.”

                                                                                                                        Dan G

June 10, 2013

"We were absolutely thrilled with Colleen’s commitment and service in finding us a new home. With my wife’s dog allergy, we had restrictions on what we were to purchase, and her pro-activity in finding out whether there were dogs living or visiting each home that came on the market was a huge help. She was very knowledgeable about the market and what was available, as well as the proper pricing. It was a highly stressful process to find a home that met our very exacting requirements, but Colleen made the experience much less so with her patience, hard work, and positive disposition."

                                                                                                                        Patrick O.

 May 6, 2013

“Colleen was very responsive and pitched in and helped in any way she could. Would definitely recommend her services.”

                                                                                                                        Allen S.

 

“Colleen worked hard on educating us and helping us find an amazing home!”

                                                                                                                        Shannon

 “Colleen comes with my highest recommendation because she conducts herself with integrity and honesty in all matters. When  you are looking for a home, Colleen will act as sa knowledgeable friend with whom you can share your concerns and goals for your new home. If you are selling your home, no one will work harder than Colleen to make a deal go through; she is knowledgeable about what it takes to get a property sold. As along as you take her advice and listen to her, your home will sell! Colleen is one of the loveliest people I have met in Oak Park and I have tremendous respect for her.”

                                                                                                                        Barbara

 

 “As Colleen’s primary focus on real estate are within the Oak Park/River Forest communities, she represented me during my search for a house in this area. One of Colleen’s main qualities includes her patience with he clients. I worked with Colleen over one and a half years and she took the time and effort to show me around until I found exactly what I wanted. If you are in the market for a house in this area, I would highly recommend Colleen as a realtor. “November 17, 2008 Top qualities; Personable,  Expert

                                                                                                                        Pedro Arellano

 

“Colleen is the best! She’s warm, intelligent and very attentive. She works hard to make sure you find a home that truly meets your needs. She puts watching out for the clients needs above making a sale.”

                                                                                                                        Suzy K.

 “Colleen was amazing! She was so knowledgeable and really helped us get to know the area so we could end up with the perfect house. We would recommend her to anyone!”

                                                                                                                        Brad & Christen N.

 “Colleen was off-the-charts outstanding! She was professional, calm, flexible, dogged and smart. She worked very hard for us and did far more than we could have reasonable asked – without us ever asking. She was enthusiastic about our house and was very respectful towards all our hard work on it. She appreciated that it was more than a house to us. It was our home. We also, however, were grateful for her sound opinions and benefitted greatly from her wise and measured counsel in this very challenging market. It was a very difficult process. She was terrific. And the bottom line is that we sold our house in 2011 for $50,000 more than we paid for it in 2007.”

                                                                                                                        Liz & Mike

 

“She is still in touch with us both-which is very helpful considering we only know a couple of people here. Her efficiency and professionalism helped to make our transition to Chicago a smooth one. Without her help, we wouldn’t have had as easy a time trying to locate a place to live.”

                                                                                                                        The Hardemans

 

We are from Ohio, and knew nothing about the Chicagoland area when we found out we would be moving here. As luck would have it, my husband was referred to Colleen, who then began the long and exhausting search to find us the perfect house! Colleen was so helpful and informative from the moment we began working with her. We literally dragged her all over the Chicago area in search of the right fit for us! After getting to know each other, we felt confident and comfortable in her abilities to narrow searches according to our wants and needs. Colleen was truly amazing throughout this entire process and we really couldn’t have done it without her! We feel very fortunate to have crossed paths with her.

                                                                                                                        Brad  & Christen N.

 

“We loved working with Colleen! She’s very knowledgeable of the real estate market in Oak Park and takes a personal interest in her customers.”

                                                                                                                        Brian & Susan E.

 

 

Colleen has been so patient with me. She has showed me many houses over several years and I finally purchased a house. She was so professional! I loved working with her.

                                                                                                                        Laura Connelly

 

It was a pleasure doing business with Colleen, in fact it is always a pleasure doing business with her. She is extremely helpful, unfailing professional and a wonderful real estate agent!

                                                                                                                        Timothy  Maly

 

“I trust Colleen”                                                                                                  Alisha M.

           

“Colleen was an excellent agent for us. We relied heavily on her knowledge of the area and the home buying process. She made our experience enjoyable and efficient.”

                                                                                                                         Joseph H.

 

“Colleen is superb. Her level of knowledge and professionalism is impressive. I will recommend Colleen to anyone and everyone.”

                                                                                                                         Steve N.

 

“I have no additional comments or suggestions as my agent exceeded all my expectations by going above and beyond her responsibilities.”

                                                                                                                           Cheryl N.

 

“From start to finish we had a great experience. Colleen identified the perfect property and got us in as soon as it came on the market, allowing us to secure the house in a frenzied market. Colleen also helped us manage thorough numerous issues with a very challenging seller and gave great advice on how to manage each step of the process. Colleen’s service providers also helped us have great Appraisal and Mortgage experiences which made the process even easier. We are thrilled with our new home and will very confidently recommend Colleen to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the area.”

                                                                                                                           Dan G

 

 

“Colleen has worked with me as a buyer, seller and renter. I received the same thorough quick response from her each time i worked with her. She is knowledgeable, ethical and very responsive. She got to know me as a person and helped me find a home that truly fit my needs. She also protected my interests when I was a seller. She is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. You won't regret choosing her”                                 

                                                                                                                          Suzy K.

 

“Colleen's helped me buy and sell properties. I wouldn't hesitate to call upon her, hire her or recommend her! Absolutely the most knowledgeable, easy-to-work with professional realtor out there!”

                                                                                                                          Margie

 

 

“Colleen was wonderful to work with, and worked extremely hard for us to find our home. Knowing that we had a dog allergy in the family, she pre-qualified every house as soon as it came on the market by calling the listing agent and inquiring whether the homeowner had dogs, or if dogs had visited the home. She stuck with us, even though we had this need and other very particular needs, and there were not many homes on the market.  She was also extremely knowledgeable of the local market and the home buying process.  Lastly, Colleen is an all-around pleasant and cheerful person, and always behaved in a respectful and professional manner throughout.  You can't go wrong hiring Colleen to represent you.”

                                                                                                                          Patrick O

 

 

“Colleen is the ultimate agile professional and advocate for her clients. She tirelessly worked with us at all stages to achieve the pricing and timetable that we needed. She staged the home, was very knowledgeable about the market and very skillful at attracting and managing buyers. She also found us our current home. Colleen was always available for questions and help and kept us fully/well informed throughout the entire process. I would not use anyone else and would be happy to provide more information as needed.”                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                         Elizabeth S