For thirty years, Chicago real estate has been Connie's passion, with special focus on houses, condominiums and two to four flats. Her geographic areas of greatest expertise are: The Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown, Ukrainian Village and the new East Side.
With so many years invested in this profession, Connie sometimes thinks about how much the years have taught her. Tough markets with falling prices are not shocking to her. She recalls that in her second year in real estate, the nation had gas lines and 18% interest rates. She creatively adapted with owner financing and creative marketing, surviving in the business and learning from the hard times.
Connie is a maniac for details. Her sellers rely on her to help them achieve the highest price for their property in the least amount of time. With that aim, Connie started using stagers 15 years ago, before most agents knew what it was. Real estate is a visual art, and Connie's sellers' properties gleam before anyone sees them. Beautiful brochures with professional photos and well-written descriptions are all important to the process. Still, in this market, pricing is the single most important function. Connie's vast experience and market knowledge help sellers price their homes realistically. Even so, real estate is not a science, and when there are no obvious comparables, she constantly monitors the price versus activity. Sometimes just a little tweak of $10,000 can make the difference between getting offers and not.
Buyers depend on Connie's market knowledge and negotiating skills to help them determine the best property in the most convenient location for the most reasonable price. Once she and her client have pinpointed the right property, Connie works tirelessly to make sure all the details of the transaction move smoothly, and provides support services from start to finish. She encourages clients to call for referrals for any service people they may need after they have closed. Connie maintains a large contact list of qualified service people she can share with them.
Best of all, many of Connie's clients become her friends. She sees them through marriages, new babies, transfers, and the empty nest. Connie is proud and flattered to say that now she is even working with some of their kids.
Connie is a fantastic real estate agent! and this is why: We were living in France, did not know anything about Chicago real estate landscape, and only had a couple of weeks to find a home.... mission impossible! Connie took us under her wing: while we were still in France, we had a number of discussions for pre-screening; then we came to Chicago and during a full week, dawn to dusk, we explored every possibility - from buy to rent and from low, medium and high budget. This was about learning a full market in 1 week so that we could take the appropriate decision for ourselves. And while that week was somewhat tense for us, Connie was able to make it an enjoyable experience. While we were back in France, Connie followed through the full purchase process with us, making sure that we understood each step of the way...Today, we are in our new Chicago home and we know that if we need too, we can reach out to Connie. Isabel Jones, Lincoln Park
We have used Connie for several transactions over the years. We first met her when she was on the "other side" of a transaction from us. We were so impressed that we have used her ever since. Because we no longer live in Illinois, we count on her to be our eyes and ears in Chicago. We completely trust her business, marketing and people judgement. She can be counted on to help you spot and think through the details and goes several extra miles to get her clients across the finish line. Roberta Shapiro, Gold coast and Lincoln Park
Connie knows her market extremely well and spends time to learn your needs. She is thoughtful and caring broker. She goes above and beyond for her clients
Connie is the epitome of professional. She possesses unmatched knowledge of the local markets and neighborhoods. I would absolutely use her again...and again...and again!
I will make sure to send anyone I know who needs a superb Real Estate Agent your way!Ahmed Abdelsalam, M.D., Lincoln Park
We are moving from Austin, Texas to Chicago. We worked with Connie to identify our next home. On our very brief househunting trip, Connie was well-prepared. She had lined up 15 listings for us to review. She pointed out the features of the properties and showed us some of the distinctive features about Chicago living. She was efficient, effective at working with all parties and we were impressed with her professionalism. We would recommend Connie to anyone seeking property in Chicago.Derek and Patti Aldridge
We needed to find a place to live in Chicago while still living and working out of state. Connie Atterbury's expert knowledge of the buildings and the neighborhoods, sensitivity to our needs, and attentive communications helped us find the perfect condominium. What's more, she continued to help us after the sale. We highly recommend her.David and Judy Fardon, Gold Coast
Best of Luck Connie. Will make sure to send anyone I know who needs a superb Real Estate Agent your way.Ahmed, DePaul
Connie has been very helpful in locating the perfect property for us. She is very experienced and knows the market. Creative and hard working.Susan, Buena Park
We have worked with Connie Atterbury for almost 10 years and can't say enough positive things about her. Connie has always provided outstanding customer service and has put our needs first. She has an amazing skill set and is the perfect person to help navigate the arduous task of getting a home ready to be sold. We've connected with Connie and consider her a close family friend - our children missed her dearly when we closed on our most recent house! We've chosen to work with Connie on 3 different homes and can recommend her without any hesitation. Connie is "user friendly", highly ethical, always available and a great judge of the market environment.. Connie makes a tedious and complicated process flow seamlessly.Marypat and Bob, Lakeview
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