Born in Chicago and raised in the North Shore, Julie offers her clients a unique perspective to the Chicagoland market. Julie was inspired to begin her real state career after helping friends find their dream homes in her northside neighborhood where she has lived for over 25 years. Julie holds a bachelor’s in science from Tufts University and a master's in occupational therapy from Columbia University. She draws on her analytical skills to ensure her clients financial and real estate goals are always met. Prior to becoming a licensed real estate broker, Julie was an occupational therapist and full-time mother to twins, where she honed her ability to creatively solve problems and aptly manage budgets and expectations. Her entrepreneurial spirit later led her to partner with the owner of a local vintage fashion boutique, allowing her to explore her interest in fashion and design.
Julie believes that connection and communication are the foundation to a successful home search. Compassionate and empathetic, she understands that buying and selling a home may be an emotional time for her clients and goes above and beyond to ensure a smooth transaction. Julie is an expert negotiator, advocating for her clients to guarantee their real estate goals are met. She’s known for her meticulous attention to detail, and prides herself on her hands-on, client-focused approach.
Julie comes from a long line of intrepid entrepreneurs—her grandfather immigrated to the United States in 1903, going on to build an incredibly successful family business from the ground up. Julie was raised and worked in this business that her father took over. This allowed her to develop not only business acumen but a tireless work ethic that informs and guides her to this day. In her free time, Julie volunteers with several local philanthropic organizations. She serves on the board of The American Jewish Committee among others, and regularly volunteers at Chicago’s Lakeview Pantry.
Julie Block is the best realtor we have worked with and we have moved over 10 times in major metropolitan areas. Julie did an outstanding job in every respect selling our home and outperformed our high expectations. Julie priced the home perfectly and gave expert advice on what to do (and not do) to show the house in its best light. Julie has amazing attention to detail and was dedicated and attentive to our questions and needs throughout the process. What sets Julie apart from others is that she really cares about her clients -- and it shows. We were not just a sale to her, she understands the stresses of moving and selling and was beyond compassionate and respectful of our family’s needs. Thanks to Julie, we were able to sell the home at asking price -- in two days using just a pocket listing. Julie then helped us through the closing process, which was seamless, thanks to her, and even helped us find a beautiful well-priced new home to rent in an incredibly tight market. We are forever grateful to Julie for her A+ service and her expertise. We highly recommend her to all of our friends.
Julie is the best! As our agent, Julie was an angel in finding for us the apartment of our dreams. Her overall experience was second to none.
As a first time homeowner, finding my dream home during COVID seemed like a daunting process; however, I am so glad I crossed paths with Julie in housing search. From the start, she took time to get to know us and our goals on a personal level. She was patient and a great listener to our questions. She never rushed us and made the whole process as easy and fun as possible. She worked hard to accommodate showings despite our work schedule. On one sunny day in December, we finally came across our dream home, and Julie was there to help us every step of the way. All in all, I am so happy to recommend her to all her future clients; they will be lucky to work with her! Thank you, Julie!
Julie was simply amazing, she kept me honest on timing, was honest in her opinion when I was wavering on things and helped me find an amazing deal on a beautiful condo. I am so happy to call it home thanks to Julie's help, I would not have been able to do this without her. Plus she was so sweet to my dog and welcomed him on some of the showings due to my scheduling issues. You'll miss out if you don't work with Julie!
This process was seamless and phenomenal because of Julie. We loved our experience working with her and will be recommending her in the future.
Julie was very knowledgeable and took away all the stress from getting the place ready to listing it to sellingâ?¦
Julie was amazing!! She went above and beyond what any other realtor has ever done for me. She took the sale of my house on like it was her own. She took it upon herself to make my house look amazing!! Trust me, it needed her special attention! She was the reason that my house sold after the very first showing. Throughout the whole process, she was always very informative, attentive and so helpful. She really cares about her clients which is a quality of her character. I am not exaggerating when I say she was absolutely amazing and she will definitely be my agent for life!
Julie was simply the best. From the first time we met, it was clear she cared about us personally and finding us a happy home that was true to what we valued. She was our biggest advocate. I honestly somewhat miss the home buying process because of how enjoyable the experience was with Julie! I can't recommend her enough.
Julie is smart and diligent broker. We had a broad scope of interest fir our next home and delivered great city and suburban options. She responds to all messages in a timely fashion and is a delight to be with. She has a great eye for detail and reminds you of your â??mustsâ?? while looking at homes. I have recommended her to all my friends. She will find you the home you desire !
Julie was so helpful, kind and patient during our procress. We anticipated having a difficult time finding a place (we have more than 2 pets) and she made it so easy and it wasn't nearly as stressful as we were expecting. She was thorough with her tours and any questions we had she answered. I couldn't have expected it to go better. We are truly so lucky to have worked with her!
Just wonderful to work with! I wish I had more rental properties just to work with her again.
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