As a Chicagoland resident for over 24 years, Katia offers her clients in-depth local insight and an intimate knowledge of the area’s competitive real estate market. Katia decided to pursue a career in real estate after purchasing her own home—she believed that she could provide clients with an experience that was both informative and fun. She understands that the decision to buy or sell a home be an emotional one for her clients, and she works tirelessly to ensure that they achieve real estate success no matter their goals. Whether working with first-time home buyers or seasoned investors, Katia is a passionate advocate for her clients' needs. She believes in providing her clients with the highest level of dedicated and attentive service, while utilizing her extensive expertise to skillfully negotiate the best deal.
Katia prides herself on a strategic, personalized approach. Having built a reputation on approachability and integrity, Katia is praised for her deft communication and problem-solving skills. She’s known for thinking outside of the box, crafting creative plans of action for her clients to achieve their homeownership objectives. Regardless of their budgets or goals, Katia draws on her deep Chicagoland roots to help clients navigate the buying and selling process with ease. She believes in exceeding expectations, relying on cutting-edge data and incredible market knowledge to connect her clients to their ideal property. Born and raised in Bulgaria, Katia is fluent in Russian, Bulgarian, English, and some Greek. Her eclectic background affords her clients an edge, allowing her to serve her community in a more personal way.
In her free time, Katia loves exploring the city’s diverse neighborhoods. She is drawn to the expressive beauty of Chicago’s stunning architecture, and photographing these iconic structures whenever time allows. She loves experiencing new cultures, and can often be found checking out the area’s wide array of culinary delights at a new restaurant or local haunt.
Katia is a true miracle worker! I relocated to California and was trying to sell my condo in Chicago, unfortunately I had bought high and it was now worth low. After two short deals that fell through with another agent, I had given up and was ready to go through with foreclosure. Katia came highly recommended and told me not to worry that she would take care of it, she was right. She took a nightmare of a situation and was able to take care of business and closed the deal the end of October 2016. No matter the curve balls, the extra paperwork, the lack of responses from my mortgage companies, and fighting to finish at the closing table, Katia always kept me informed and reminded me not to worry as she was going to see it through. With Katia's high level of expertise and service, she presented me a miracle when she called and said it had closed! (I still can't believe it!) Thank you Katia!
I was really impressed with Katia Criag, please don't let her accent fool or discourage you. When I spoke to her over the phone I was initially worried there would be some type of language barrier or understanding but that was not the case at all. We spoke over the phone initially and I explained what I was looking for. She sent me some listings on what I could be interested in, I reviewed them and we set up to see a few houses. After our first day out looking at houses, she got even a better Idea of what we were looking for and what could better work for us. Sure enough soon after, she found us a house in a really good neighborhood right around our max budget and showed us the listing ASAP. We put an offer in and she helped us negotiate, and even with three other offers she did everything she could which ultimately got us the house. I worked with a few other agents in the past and the experience was no where near comparable. I honestly didn't think there were any good agents in Chicago because of the handful of agents I dealt with. I'm completely comfortable recommending Katia to friends, family, and anyone else looking for an Agent that is great at her job.
We had a short notice move from Phoenix to Chicago due to a job change, and the only time we had to find a home was over New Year's wknd. Luckily, we found Katia. She gave up her entire holiday to help us. Prior to our visit she discussed our needs and sent us listings to narrow the search. Even so, we ended up going from looking at houses in the suburbs, to townhouses near the city, and finally to city condos before we found what would work for us. She made sure the negotiations were completed before we left town and kept the process going when we returned to AZ to finish the move. She explained lots of city rules and regulations we were unfamiliar with. She was responsive to all our questions and concerns...even checking on things while she was on vacation! She has a no-nonsense style that we really liked. We love our place and couldn't have done it without her.
We relocated from Champaign, Illinois 3 years ago and was given Katia as our relocation real estate agent by my husbands company. This was the best luck we received. At the time, we did not know Chicago and had no choice, but to trust Katia blindly to find us a good neighborhood. Not only did she find us a great house in a great location she also negotiated $30,000 off the asking price. Since we had such a great experience, we hired her to sell our Jefferson Park home and find us a new home in the suburbs. The house sold in three days at asking price for cash, as is. The house appreciated 20 % over 3 years. We could not have imagined such a great experience. We love our new house in Schaumburg, which she negotiated $20,000 off the asking price. She was very patient driving us from Carpentersville to Arlington Heights up to Palatine and down to Bartlett over three weeks time. We must have seen 60 houses. Not all agents are as dedicated to making sure you are happy with your purchase as Katia is. Katia is straight forward and gets the job done. She is constantly on top of lawyers, mortgage brokers, real estate agents to make sure everything goes smoothly. With her expertise and years of experience you can not go wrong.
Katia was fantastic and made the experience of searching for and buying our home much easier than expected! She was very knowledgeable about comparable homes in our area. She showed us many homes that fit our needs while keeping in mind the house that we eventually chose.
Katia is a true real estate professional with extensive knowledge and experience. She has an exceptional knowledge of the Real Estate market and is a great negotiator. Katia has outstanding interpersonal skills, characterized by trust and integrity. I have done and will continue doing business with her.
Katia is an Excellent Agent. She understands the dynamics of Real Estate from all aspects buying and selling. What is most impressive is that Katia is personable she works with her clients not just for the client. while on this journey with Katia my husband and learned not just that house is a house, we learned the different styles of homes ie Georgian vs Ranch etch. my only regret is that we cant continue learning about houses after this sale. Katia is and has been A1 from Day 1. Thank You for making our house search a pleasurable experience.
Katia is very professional, and is absolutely a go getter type of agent which is what we needed. She went out her way to get the necessary information that we need. I am very happy with how she helped us to buy the home within very limited time frame. I would recommend to anyone who needs a good agent.
Katia Craig was highly recommended to me from a friend that used her services in the past. From the beginning she did a great job informing me what to expect during the house hunting process all the way until the closing. She was always responsive to any questions or concerns I had and her response time to my calls,texts,emails was excellent there was no waiting or chasing around for answers. She was upfront and honest, never felt like she was trying to sell me on something that didn't fit my needs. Katia was professional, knowledgeable, very patient and she negotiated very well. I will definitely use her as my real estate agent again.
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