2015-2018 Top Producer, Awarded by the Chicago Association of Realtors
Lindsey grew up in Northern Michigan on 60 acres of forested riverfront, but always knew she was born to conquer the city. Having uprooted to Chicago for her city adventure, Lindsey has valuable perspective on relocating to a new city and can offer her clients help overcoming the challenges associated with laying a new foundation. Living in Chicago and admiring its unique architecture made becoming a real estate broker second nature to Lindsey.
Lindsey understands each neighborhood's unique vibrancy. Having lived in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, the Loop and the South Loop; she has a keen sense on the lifestyle each offers. Lindsey truly enjoys taking clients on neighborhood tours together so they can discover hidden gems throughout the city. She strongly believes the best way to succeed with each client is by listening to their needs and guiding them to suitable homes that fit their style. Lindsey values the relationships she's created with each client and views them as lifelong connections. She strives for client satisfaction and nearly three quarters of her business is repeat clients and their referrals.
Lindsey understands that buying and selling homes is a huge fiscal and emotional investment for each client and caters to her clients every need to make the process go smoothly. Lindsey founded the Lindsey Knows Chicago team with successful professionals who deliver top-notch service that complement her style, giving her clients the robust service they deserve. Even in a down market, Lindsey has grown her business to become a Top Producer and a well-respected agent among her peers year after year.
In her downtime, you can find Lindsey behind her camera discovering the city from different angles, cooking and tasting wines with friends and family, learning how to keep a golf ball out of the woods, or running by the lake with her rescue dog, Ollie, and her husband, Hamet. She’ll agree with you that there is no place quite like Chicago! Whether you’re looking for your first home, looking to upgrade or seeking a great investment, Lindsey will deliver. She has successfully sold many properties across Chicagoland. Give her a call and she’ll find your dream home!
She is amazing! As first-time buyers and coming from Europe we were a bit afraid and absolutely ignorant about the overall process. She clearly explained and stayed near us all the steps of the way doing everything in her power (and more) to make our dream possible! Thank you Lindsey! We were mostly impressed about how she handled difficult situations as when the lender did not act professionally towards us. She stepped in and made us feeling as her most important clients! We are recommending her to everybody and re-use her for sure!
You were awesome and your advice on the offer amount and hand written note helped us get the house we wanted.
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Lindsey. She's one of the most responsive and helpful people we've ever worked with. I'd have responses from her within minutes of writing and she works tirelessly to help her clients. As first time buyers, we had a lot of questions and concerns, along with search parameters that were ever-changing. She was so patient with us and explained all of the various steps in the process, along with bringing up things we never would've thought of. She took us out multiple times to look at many, many properties and helped us find exactly what we were looking for. Her speed and responsiveness helped us get our condo ahead of multiple other buyers. We trusted every single thing she told us and I don't think we could have done this process without her. I have already recommended her to all of my friends who are in the buying/selling market and hope to use her again down the road. We will miss working with her and absolutely love our new place.
We had a great experience our first time looking for real estate in Chicago and this time was no different! Thank you for always being quick to respond when we had questions. You are our âGo Toâ person for Chicago real estate!
Fantastic! Lindsey is organized, driven, punctual, friendly, and kind. So rare to work with a person who is so reliable and who so clearly wants to deliver the absolute best to a client -- Lindsey deserves the highest recommendation!
You were always willing to answer questions, whether in person, via phone, email or text. Throughout the entire process I felt like you had our backs. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. I've already recommended you to friends who are thinking about real estate in their future. No better source for support, wisdom, advice and patience!
We cannot say enough great things about how well Lindsey managed our condo purchase. She was incredibly personable, honest, meticulous, accommodating, and professional in all of our interactions. When there were some hiccups related to our lender, she was always the rational person who helped solve the issues. We highly recommend her and would definitely use her again in the future.
great communication throughout the process
Lindsey is amazing to work with! She not only found my husband and I our forever dream home but she also helped me sell my condo that I'd had from before we were married. Lindsey is an excellent listener, has great insights about the housing market and she is great at following up and following through. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to either purchase a new home or sell an existing home.
Lindsey, after just a couple meetings and open houses, really got to know our styles and preferences and what type of home we were looking for. It was very comfortable working with her through the whole process, and she was prompt with any questions or concerns we had, no matter how big or insignificant they were. We really enjoyed working with her, and will look to her in the future if we ever decide to move again.
Lindsey was excellent! Being an out-of-town seller, I was so relieved that she was on top of everything. She worked with my schedule, gave me some great advice of things that would help the condo sell quickly and made the whole process a breeze.
I felt very comfortable having Lindsey as my real estate agent. I was moving to Chicago from the east coast and knew little about the area. Linsdey was incredibly honest about which areas would work for my needs and was always very prompt in responding to questions. I would highly recommend her!
Lindsey, your attention to detail and ability to handle complexities was uncommonly fantastic. We are so happy and grateful to you for making our dreams come true. Barry Resnick and Ayelet Danino
Lindsey listens! She determines what you are looking for and finds it. Sounds simple, but other realtors were so eager to close they could not listen to my concerns and aims. Wonderful working experience from start to finish. Perry Bacogiannis
I could not have asked for a better experience on finding and purchasing my first property. You found multiple properties in the areas I was looking for and gave me your honest insight from your experiences living in Chicago. I would recommend my family and friends to you. No complaints, only compliments! Colin Boynton
Lindsey is an outstanding Realtor! She listened carefully to my requirements and immediately responded with a series of appropriate listings. I had been looking for a long, long time. I hit pay dirt immediately with Lindsey. Her expertise extended to every aspect of the process. She gave me good advice along the way and stayed in touch after the closing. Lindsey makes purchasing real estate less stressful and, actually, pleasant. I'm very satisfied with the service I received and thrilled with the result. Joan Shapiro
Lindsey helped our family recently in the purchase of a condo in Chicago. Lindsey was incredibly knowledgeable as to the Chicago marketplace and she provided excellent advice as to the right price to offer for the property. We very strongly recommend Lindsey to you as a property purchaser for her knowledge, integrity and responsiveness! We are happy to serve as references for Lindsey at any time! Alan and Lynda Cheskey
Lindsey Richardson helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. Buying my first home. After looking four consecutive Saturdays I found the home of my dreams. I knew it was a short sale but proceeded anyway. We went through the standard negotiations and inspections and reached a deal fairly quickly. Lindsey was fantastic throughout the entire process. She took the time to explain every step, and made sure I was comfortable with each decision I was making. The bank took a long time to review the short sale, but Lindsay followed up every week with the Seller's representatives and updated me on their progress. In the end I decided to terminate the contract and, again, she was there to guide me through this process as well. A week later I found the next home of my dreams, and closed the deal. Lindsey made one of the most trying times of my life incredibly easy. I would easily recommend her to anyone either looking for a first home or a seasoned home buyer. Tim Gilbertsen
Thank you so much. You were very helpful and we are having a great time in our new home! Nate Wong and Jessica Chu
Lindsey is a tremendous asset who constantly impresses me with her attention to detail, knowledge of the Chicago metropolitan area, and her thorough understanding of every aspect of the real estate market and transaction process. I relied heavily on Lindsey when I negotiated my first-ever apartment purchase and she is a wealth of information today as I consider my second foray into the market. I consider Lindsey to be more of a partner than a realtor, and am very grateful for all the great advice that she has doled out over the years. She has time and again earned my respect and my trust. DR Seckinger and Angela Manalo
Was a really nice agent who helped me find a place in my price range. I told her what I was looking for, and she was able to supply me with many options in the area I was interested in. It was great working with her! Tanner Hutt
I met Lindsey a few years ago and have been working with her exclusively since. Lindsey has keen instincts and a sharp business and investing sense and I trust her judgment completely. Additionally, she is very detail oriented. Nothing escapes her eye. Once I witnessed her gently make a property owner confess that "yes, we've had water damage in this house". I've written numerous offers through Lindsey and she reviews every detail to make sure the contracts are airtight before we submit them which has resulted in many successful accepted offers. She has enthusiastically taken me to view properties in all areas of the city. Perhaps the strongest endorsement I can give Lindsey is that she is an ethical person who loves what she does and will always try to get the best deal for her clients, even if it results in a lower commission for her. She has a passion for her job and it shows. Michelle Richards
Lindsey was great to work with. She always listened to our requests and had a great understanding of what we were looking for. This helped tremendously with filtering out properties and saving us a lot of time. Lindsey always had great recommendations and assisted us with our search perfectly. Pete and Krista Trpkovski
Lindsey Richardson is a wonderful Realtor; I highly recommend her. It was my first time purchasing property and it was challenging. The first place I chose fell through after the inspection. Lindsey was reassuring and helped me to refocus. Our next time out looking, I found my home. I've lived here for 2.5 years and I am so happy! I love my home and I loved working with my Realtor! Julia Holcomb
We really enjoyed working with you Lindsey. We felt like you were the one person throughout the whole process that was able to keep our emotions in check. We really felt that your knowledge of the market and your advice on our offer helped us get the home that we love. We really appreciate all of your efforts. We will give you a call when it comes time to sell our condo. Thanks again. Grant and Catherine Detrick
As a first time home buyer, I was apprehensive to enter the market, but Lindsey quickly assuaged any fears I had. She is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the Chicago market and wasn't afraid to provide honest feedback about a property (even if it meant prolonging the search process). She was especially helpful during the closing process. Overall, Lindsey was great to work and I would do it again in heartbeat. Sarah Kossek
I have now bought and sold 3 homes in 3 years. Lindsey helped me buy and sell the second one in Chicago. She was honest, friendly, knowledgeable, hard-working, and very easy to work with. She always gave me a straight answer, gave me her opinions, worked well with other agents, and made the buying process easy. I had to sell the house a few months later, and she helped me with that too! Without a doubt, Lindsey is the best agent I've had so far. I hope that my next opportunity to buy in Chicago will be with Lindsey! Marco Fossati-Bellani
Tenacious and responsive to every need. We were looking for a very specific type of home and Lindsey found it for us. The Blair Family
Lindsey is a nice person who is honest, responsive to your questions, and extremely patient. I highly recommend Lindsey as your agent for buying, selling, and renting. Without hesitation, I will use her service in every real estate transaction in the future. Naser Khaledi
I could not have asked for a better first-time home buying experience than with Lindsey. From my first phone call on a Sunday night, she was professional and did anything she could to help me along the home-buying journey. I can't recommend Lindsey enough and look forward to working with her again in the future. Caitlin Wray
Lindsey is awesome. I was so lucky to have stumbled upon her! I trusted her completely every step of the process! She put together a great team, she was totally honest with me always, and I would tell anyone who was looking to buy or sell to call Lindsey!
We could not be more please with choosing Lindsey as our listing agent for our condo in downtown Chicago. Within 2 days of listing we had 2 offers and were under contract. From our initial meeting, to discussions on price strategy and our desired time line, photo shoot / listing, and connecting us with a very effective real estate attorney. Lindsey was always well prepared with good communication flow making the process smooth from beginning to closing. We highly recommend Lindsey to anyone selling their condo in downtown Chicago.
Lindsey was my agent for my first home buying experience and I could not be happier with the service she provided. Over the course of two months, she dedicated several hours to viewing condos with me, often going out of her way to make her schedule fit mine, as I was moving from out of state. Her knowledge and expertise made what normally would be an overwhelming process much more manageable, while her professionalism and candor gave me confidence in the decisions I made. Lindsey was always available and willing to answer questions I had, and she went above and beyond in ensuring that I clearly understood each step and was made aware of any new or important information throughout the entire process. Even after closing, she continued to assist with some outstanding matters the seller had not addressed. Lindsey genuinely cares about her clients, their satisfaction with the property they are purchasing, and their experience throughout the process.
Lindsey is the consummate professional and dedicated to her clients. She is knowledgeable, approachable, honest, and responsive to the needs of her clients. I highly recommend her services and can say with all honesty that I will be using her services again when the right time arises.
Lindsey handled all aspects of preparing my rental property flawlessly. From the advertising, showings, and locating tenants. Her knowledge of the real estate market helped me make decisions needed to get a tenant promptly. Lindsey even helped coordinate with contractors to have maintenance completed at my property all while giving great advice along the way. Thanks Lindsey, I appreciate it.
I'm usually suspicious of the realtor cards that come in the mail but due to the limited timeline, I chose to contact Lindsey. From the first time we met, she seemed organized, efficient, and understood our limitations. She was the only person who could get polite and efficient responses from the property manager. That alone is a testament to her professional demeanor. She was super responsive, even when she went on vacation. I felt important & like she had our best interests at heart. What made it even better is her interactions with the other sellers and myself. She didn't take the sale to mean the end of her job. She sent gifts, one of which was a beautiful coffee table book of what had been my home for years, that showed she really got to know me and what I loved about my old home. On a professional front, by following her advice, the property was sold in less than a week. I wish she worked where I live now.
I highly recommend Lindsey Richardson as a Chicago Realtor. We are from out of state and needed to sell our Chicago condo; we took a leap of faith in hiring Lindsey and she did not disappoint. She is knowledgeable, trustworthy, knows the market and by taking her advice, we were able to get top dollar for our condo. We had multiple offers within 3 days of being on the market. She effectively worked with our renters and the homeowners association whom also notified us of Lindsey's positive skills of timeliness, efficiency, and ease of communication. Lindsey kept us abreast of the progress and managed all of the condo preparations for sale including carpeting, painting, repairs, staging, and attorney for closing. She goes above and beyond, ensuring satisfaction of service for all involved. Thank you Lindsey!
My boyfriend and I used Lindsey to find an apartment to buy together in the South Loop. Being first time home buyers - I was nervous about the entire process but Lindsey was there every step of the way. After seeing a few apartments it was clear that she had listened to what we said we liked and disliked at each location as she pointed out some other buildings that she though would suit out needs/wants. We fell in love with an apartment and put an offer down but unfortunately the seller accepted a different offer - she maintained a relationship for us with the sellers agent in case anything changed. That seller backed out and Lindsey contacted us immediately so that we could reinstate our offer and get the apartment that we loved. As first time home buyers there were multiple steps along the way where we needed guidance and Lindsey always responded quickly with honest advice. She was a resource for us throughout the entire process and am so glad that we used her to find an apartment. I would recommend her to anyone looking for property in Chicago.
Lindsey was awesome. She was super helpful with all of our questions and concerns. Being first time home buyers, Lindsey made sure to point out things we never would have thought of while looking at units. She quickly found out our preferred style and made sure to find places within our budget. Even with how fast units in the area were selling, she always had more places for us to see and made sure we didn't lose hope. She talked us through a lot of pros and cons of every place we saw and never pushed to oversell a place, you could tell she wanted us to love the place and not settle for something we would end up hating. She was always fast to respond and even was able to get us into the unit we ended up buying twice in the same day, just to make sure it's what we really wanted. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is searching for a place in Chicago.
I can't say enough about how valuable it was to have Lindsey as my real estate agent, she went above and beyond to make this experience non-stressful. I was a first time buyer, moving from a different state, and starting a new job (Which would be very stressful for most). However, Lindsey made this transition easy by explaining and walking me through everything in an efficient and quick manner! In addition, she has continually supported me with advice and resources for my home projects and design during and after the buying process was complete. If you're looking for someone who is knowledgeable, fun, honest and dedicated then Lindsey is a no-brainer.
Lindsey was on top of every aspect of the sale of our condo. She was very professional and always responded to our inquiries and concerns in a timely manner. She even went beyond what I thought was a realtor's duty in helping us out of state owners find vendors for a few projects to get the condo in pristine condition. The icing on the cake was how Lindsey dealt with the cantankerous Condo Association Management company. Dealing with them took patience and poise and persistence and Lindsey never "lost her cool". We've sold a few homes in our lifetime and Lindsey is one of the best realtors we dealt with in making the sale happen. Thank you Lindsey, for a job well done.
Lindsey is wonderful, she went out of her way to help me find a property and when she realized it was not in her territory she quickly connected me with the right agent. Go getter and great customer service. Thank you for being so efficient!
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