I think Kathleen has incredibly patient in helping us through a prolonged process. We ended up selling on the day we went on the market, for asking price, for cash, with no contingency. She has been energetic and understanding of our individual idiosyncratic concerns. She feels like my friend.
Kathleen is an excellent professional. Her scope of experience and expertise helped us negotiate a terrific deal on the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old one – no wonder she is at the top of her game. Kathleen is savvy, patient, and prudent. She understands the delicate balance between the emotional journey of selling our home and the market yielding rates of our block and the necessary steps we needed to take in order to sell and buy within our budget. We will definitely recommend her to our friends and neighbors.
D & M Williams
After having our home on the market for over 2 years with another company that was not marketing our property to our satisfaction, we decided to switch to @properties. Kathleen Buffington was one of 4 agents that we interviewed (from competing real estate firms). We were impressed with her professional approach. We also knew that she was very familiar with the neighborhood, living in a Victorian one block away from us. Her marketing skills were excellent, her representation of our home was outstanding, and the number of showings almost equaled the # that we had experienced the previous 2+ years. We also loved that Kathleen went out of her way to research our landmark home and included the information in our brochure.
Kathleen did a great job selling my home. When issues arose, she was creative and proactive in finding solutions. She made the process painless!
We were fortunate enough to meet Kathleen at an open house a couple years before we ended up in the home we love. We were immediately impressed with Kathleen’s ideas and vision regarding the home she had listed, that we exchanged contact information. We were inspired to sell our condos and buy a single family home with a yard — quite a big change for us. During the time between our home purchase, we worked with Kathleen to sell two condos. The condo market was not as hot as single family homes, but within a month for one and 3 days on the other, Kathleen had our places sold. We believe her connections, ability to communicate what makes a place special, and vision on how to improve homes made the difference. Oh, and not to mention that when preparing to sell, she put us in touch with the best photographers, inspectors, cleaners, and painters. Kathleen pushed us to make the necessary changes to make sure our places were shown at their full potential. So, over a two year process of working with Kathleen, including the purchase of what is a beautiful and warm home (with a yard), we couldn’t be happier. We would — and have — recommended Kathleen to any of our friends in the Chicagoland area. She was a pleasure to work with.
M Hoff & M Hazelwood
I truly believe that without Kathleen Buffington’s experience and instincts, I would still be residing in my old home and not in my brand new one. I had worked with another realtor for several years, without one solid offer. Kathleen not only found a qualified buyer in short order, but she worked with them and their real estate agent to preempt and iron out any obstacles or concerns they might have had before moving forward.
In addition, I felt fully ‘heard’ by Kathleen regarding what I was looking for in my new home. We only looked at properties matching my specifications and price range. She listened to my concerns and worked with my attorney to make the closings go smoothly and efficiently.
I am now enjoying life in my new home and would not hesitate to recommend Kathleen’s services to anyone looking into selling or purchasing a home.
We chose Kathleen Buffington as our realtor after interviewing a number of realtors. We were very nervous about putting our house up for sale in this tough market, but Kathleen put us at ease. After the interviews, my husband and I chose Kathleen independent of each other.
She met us with confidence, energy, a plan, and some unique ideas. Time and time again throughout our process we relied on her expertise and experience to make the right decisions and were very pleased with the outcome. We relocated and were out of town for a portion of the process, but Kathleen kept in very good contact with us never making us feel out of the loop. We kept saying to ourselves how lucky we were that we had chosen to work with Kathleen, and we would happily recommend her to friends.
Julie and Mark
I felt that Kathleen had our interests at heart and understood how difficult it was to accept what she was asking us to do. In the end it worked and throughout the process she was very supportive.