2014 Top Producer, Awarded by the Chicago Association of Realtors
If you are looking for a successful real estate broker that has stood the test of time and delivered outstanding results for her clients, read on. Linette’s real estate career spans over two decades and multiple geographies. Because of her in-depth real estate knowledge, she was recruited as one of Chicago’s Real Estate Experts and can be heard regularly on the “Home Sweet Home Chicago” show on WLS AM 890.
A Chicago native, Linette's real estate career began in Southern California and after a successful career, she returned "home" to Chicago. Linette has successfully handled all of the essentials for her clients and navigated the nuances of buying and selling, implemented strategies for investment-property purchases, worked with executors of estates, negotiated and managed the complex contract process from start to finish in order to achieve countless successful "closings." Her real estate career has witnessed four boom markets and three recessions. She has the experience to guide her clients through quickly changing markets and ensure a positive result.
Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seasoned seller or buyer, someone relocating to Chicago, a client looking to make a sound investment, or an executor of an estate, Linette will be an advocate for you and a trusted advisor throughout the process ensuring you achieve your real estate goals. For some great examples of Linette's performance for her clients, go to www.LinetteSellsChicago.com
Linette holds a BA from the University of Iowa and is also fluent in Spanish. She is the recipient of over 42 professional and personal awards.
Linette's passion for real estate and commitment to delivering superior results is reflected in her continuing education and affiliations in her field:
Linette's personal real estate portfolio includes several investment properties and a home on the North side of Chicago which she shares with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys reading Spanish literature, traveling and spending time with her extended family.
Linette is fantastic. I worked with her while selling my sisterâ??s condo after she passed away. It was an emotional and difficult sale for me. She streamlined the process for me. She found me a painter, found me a fabulous stager, and helped me arrange it all since I live in the suburbs. She priced it right and it sold after the first showing! Sheâ??s extremely knowledgeable of the current markets and sheâ??s so nice to work with. I couldnâ??t recommend her more!
Linette was wonderful to work with. She was extremely knowledgeable about the market conditions in our area, provided manageable steps for us to take to prepare out home for listing, and coordinated all photos and 3-D mapping efficiently. She and her team were very respectful of us and our home, and communication was warm and professional. Linette was phenomenal to work with, and we received an offer we were happy with within a week of listing. We would highly recommend Linette and her team. Kristin and Tom, Chicago
Linette was excellent to work with-she was a calming presence when selling my condo during the unprecedented times of COVID. She provided the guidance I needed as a first time home seller.
Linette instantly creates an atmosphere of enthusiasm and optimism. She can be depended on for her brilliance and experience and expertise in the real estate transactions. On top of all that, Linette will listen to you, changing course if you change your mind, and ultimately being driven by a desire to fulfill your heart's desire. I'm a fan.
Linette Thompson was truly amazing in her effort and diligence setting up and completing the sale of my property. Linette was extremely informative in the process of listing my property through the sales end. Linette kept me abreast of all communications with the buyer and buyers attorneys request. The property was listed, an open house occurred 3 days following and an offer was presented the very first day of showing. Linette's professional approach and knowledge of the market was an integral part of finalizing the deal in such a prompt fashion. Never did I imagine the property would be sold so quickly. Linette Thompson was truly amazing in her professional approach and I would highly recommend Linette Thompson to list your property,too! Thank you once again to Linette Thompson and the sales team at Dreamtown Lincoln Square. Respectfully, Gerry Jalove
Linette was an expert guide throughout the process. What I think really sets her service apart is that she has a team of people (e.g. lawyer, photographer, support staff) to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. And if there is one â?? it quickly gets resolved. She know the market and how to price, prepare to get to sale, at good sale price
Linette provided beyond excellent service and care from the moment I contacted her. She was interested in my property and handled the process of sale very professionally and kept contact with me so I was aware at all times. I am very grateful to have had her as my realtor. She is definitely an asset to Dreamtown.
Very pleased. Linette was so professional, communicative, and helpful. Sheâ??s very experienced and her suggestions made the sale that much faster and smoother than ever dreamed. This was a somewhat unusual situation with a reverse mortgage, but she handled everything with agility and aplomb! We were not looking forward to dealing with selling, but it became clear early on that we were working with a real pro who walked us through every step and made the whole process as smooth as possible. Texts and calls were returned immediately; any concerns we had were addressed clearly. Would definitely recommend.
Linette recently handled the sale of my brother’s condo in Chicago. Since we live in Washington State we anticipated many trips to Chicago to deal with all details associated with property sales; we did not have make any. Linette quickly provided an assessment, recommended changes, coordinated work crews, got the house on the market, and concluded an above list price sale. She provided professional and nuanced skills and we were very grateful during a time of sorry and stress in our lives.
Linette recently handled the sale of my brotherâ??s condo in Chicago. Since we live in Washington State we anticipated many trips to Chicago to deal with all details associated with property sales; we did not have make any. Linette quickly provided an assessment, recommended changes, coordinated work crews, got the house on the market, and concluded an above list price sale. She provided professional and nuanced skills and we were very grateful during a time of sorry and stress in our lives.
Linette is so helpful and warmhearted. She remembered all of our preferences and planned a great tour showing us over 15 condos. This is our first home, and she gave her honest advice when we were making a choice. She was there for me. After condo closing, she also helped me to contact with decoration company. She did a wonderful job as an agent. Iâ??m so happy for my choice.
This was my second transaction with Linette. What I always appreciate about Linette is that she is so honest and, also, always anticipates problems and knows how to avoid them. Her experience is so helpful.
We had an excellent time working with Linette on three property transactions in 2017. Linette is extremely professional and easy to work with. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor and look forward to working with her again. An absolute A+ experience!
You can't get better than Linette. She's concientous, professional, and knowledgeable. She aims to minimize the stress of buying/selling and to manage the experience in a positive way. We couldn't be happier with her. She was by our side through the entire process of both buying and selling. She will be our first choice in the future.
It was a pleasure working with Linette. She was always available when we needed her. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods and buildings was helpful in our decision making.
We couldn't be happier with our experience with you Linette. We felt reassured and in great hands through every step of the process. From the purchasing of our new home, to the selling of our condo, we never once felt that we were not working with the right person. Thank you for being there for all of our questions and (minimal) concerns throughout everything. We are definitely going to recommend you to our friends and family for any purchasing/selling needs. Thank you again for everything!
Linette quickly identified our needs and was able to find property to see and eventually purchase. Her advise throughout the process was very much valued. Representing us with potential buyers was exactly what was needed. We had 2 offers within 2 days of listing! While the purchase and sale of a home is stressful, Linette is our "superhero"! She even recommended a contractor that had our new home transformed in short order. Thank you can not express how grateful we are for Linette's help throughout this process.
Linette was a pleasure to work with and I especially liked that she followed up in a timely manner.
I have worked with Linette for over 10 years and have always been impressed by her knowledge, professionalism, work ethic, and honesty. She is responsive, kind, and competent and has always worked hard on my behalf. I have no reservations recommending Linette with the highest degree of confidence!
About 5 minutes into my first meeting with Linette, I felt a sense of relief. Buying my first home was something that was exciting, but also had the potential to be daunting and scary. There were so many steps and so many things to learn. Linette took all of the anxiety away and made the home buying process comfortable and easy. Not only does she know real estate in general, but she is a complete expert on the Chicago market. I truly felt that Linette was a guide and advocate for me; always keeping my best interests at heart. It was so clear that Linette cared about finding me the best home for me- no matter how many listings we went to (and it felt like hundreds)! I would recommend Linette to anyone and everyone I know. I know she'll be my realtor for life, and I look forward to the next time we get to work together!
I spent the better part of a year searching for a home in Chicago with Linette as my guide. To say we covered a lot of ground would be putting it mildly-the search started in the Gold Coast in June 2016 and ended February 2017 in The Loop-and yes, we did see EVERYTHING in between. Since I traveled from out of town for the showings it was important to fit many into just a few days and Linette planned seamlessly. The properties were well thought out always in our planned budget and in our areas of interest. It was clear Linette was in it for the long haul and never lost patience or interest. She's energetic and very professional. In fact, over the course of a year we became friends.
I was trying to sell my condo in Chicago while living out of state. As if that wouldn't be challenging enough, my communication tools were limited and Linette had to be my eyes and ears in Chicago. She is awesome. She went above and beyond on countless occasions in order to get the job done. She helped me find painters, get things repaired, and most importantly, sold the condo!! She is friendly, professional and trustworthy. I had the utmost confidence in her and knew that she'd help me every step of the way. Thank you!
Working with Linette was an absolute treat. She was completely tuned in to my needs as a first time buyer, and proved herself professional, flexible and exceptionally caring. She has extensive knowledge of the market and buying dynamics and possible pitfalls, and thanks to her qualifications I found my current home extremely quickly and efficiently. Highly recommended!
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Linette is absolutely awesome to work with!!! Highly motivated, very knowledgeable and professional. She made the sale of the condo seem easy. She was even able to recommend good reliable recommendations for painters, cleaners, etc. to prepare for the sale. We listed the condo on Thursday and there was an offer on the next day on the first showing. The condo was sold by Sunday. Excellent prep work provided excellent results. I would recommend Linette to anyone interested in buying/selling a condo.
Working with Linette was the best experience as a new buyer. Linette is trustworthy, helpful on a levels, listens to what is needed, and advises when it is a want. Linette has been there for us even after we finalized the deal. I would recommend Linette 100 times over, she is the BEST at everything she does.Christopher Blish & Jason Jacobs
As an owner of multiple properties and as someone who worked with various real estate agents in 3 different continents, I can honestly say that Linette Thompson is the VERY VERY BEST in the business. Knowing her and regularly working with her since 2009, I see that she possesses an uncompromising commitment to excellence in service to all her clients. She possesses an incredible knowledge and common sense. She is honest, friendly, and straight forward. She really cares for the people she works with and for. She ought to be a model of imitation by every agent in this business.Ilan Rechtman
Linette is an extremely detailed agent who took great interest in meeting our extensive list of needs when searching for a new place. The guidance she gave on the sale of our existing condo allowed us to sell it faster than we anticipated at a higher price than we thought was possible.Matt Beilman
I have known Linette and her family for many years now and find her to be so refreshing and real. Her person is honestly true to heart. Linette is the coach you want when buying or selling in this difficult market. I would not hesitate in referring Linette to any of my clients. She is incredibly professional and fun to work with. Most realtors are good in some parts of their job but fall short in follow through or paper work or negotiation etc., but not Linette. She is diligent in all aspects of her work from the beginning to the end and when those keys land in your hand you know "all" was done right. I might add, that when the market turned upside down for many people, she was ahead of the curve, didn't give up but instead found new, inventive and HONEST ways to rise above the corruption in her field to become the successful professional she is today.TG Devore
We bought and sold with Linette. She was patient and helpful through a nearly 9 month buying process in 2010 and when we sold in 2014, she suggested testing a higher asking price than we ever thought possible - and we got it! She gives great advice on updates, staging, etc. and her being a long-time Chicago resident, her local expertise really helped us.Brian and Kathy Sisson
Linette knows what she is doing and will work hard to find the property you are looking for. We have done quite a few deals over the years. Would highly recommend her.Ron Cowgill
I loved working with Linette!
Linette is awesome - organized, efficient, nice to work with and great at getting the best deal. I often work with clients in ¬estate cases and she is the best. Eric Parker
Linette has been helpful with absolutely every aspect of our work together, has never hesitated to share her extensive knowledge of the field and has always been â??hands-onâ?? with all work needed to get the job done. Would be lost without her.
Linette is the most incredible agent I have ever met. Her uncompromising commitment to my interests and investing needs amazes me again and again. Ilan Rechtman
This is the second time I've used Linette Thompson. Once to purchase a condo and again to find a renter for that same condo. Both times Linette was extremely responsive and professional, and she was able to help us meet our required objectives very quickly, with an excellent result in each case. Patrick Kelliher
Linette Thompson is terrific. She is thoughtful and knowledgeable. She goes above and beyond and provides incredible support during a stressful process. I highly highly recommend her! Stacy Kahn
Linette is Chicago's dream agent. She was there for us with all the aspects of the deal, with an unbeatable of knowledge, connections, talent and love. Reason to live or invest in Chicago right there.
Linette was helpful, understanding to our needs, listened to what we wanted, put up with our craziness at times, listened when we became frustrated with our loaner officer, understood we had a budget and helped us stay close to that. I would tell everyone about Linette Thompson, she rocks and is a true professional and friend. C. Blish and J. Jacobs
I have known Linette for over 10 years and have purchased 6 properties with her. Linette is extremely knowledgeable, she knows her stuff, she is patient and listens to all my questions, I mean really listens. She was always there when I had questions and I appreciate all her help. I have referred many friends to Linette and I always will. If you want a pro work with Linette. D. Scholtes
Simply best broker ever. Trustworthy, professional, smart, quick and kind. A reason to invest in Chicago right there. D. Ad-el
Linette did a wonderful job walking me through the purchase of my first home. She gently guided me through each step and made an honest effort to understand what my needs were and what type of property was the right buy for me. She was flexible with my sporadic schedule, patient with my lack of experience and generous with her large bank of knowledge. I have already recommended her to my sister and brother-inlaw to be and I doubt it will be the last. N. Landiak
Linette is a fantastic broker and has assisted us with multiple purchases and sales. She is highly professional and has a wealth of experience in the Chicago market. Linette helped us to maximize the price of our sale and provided excellent guidance in both selecting our new home and negotiating a fair purchase price. Matt Shaw
Linette Thompson was referred to me by a realtor I was trying to work with but she did not do estates. She previously worked with Linette and knew her expertise in estate sales. Linette kept me informed in this difficult sale involving a fuzzy title which had to be cleared before sale. The condo had to be cleared of contents before sale. She knew who to go to in order to get this done. She knew who to go to in order to get the condo cleaned for sale. This sale was difficult for me since I live in Colorado and this property was in Chicago and belonged to my sister. Everything was done through a Power of Attorney using email, fax, and telephone. She knew how to price the condo and was familiar with the condo building and its manager, who she has dealt with many times prior. Linette was very professional and knowledgeable and I would strongly recommend her to anyone. S. Costos
Paul and I want to thank Linette for all her hard work. Her combination of personal and professional service was truly a wonder. We felt so comfortable that she was on top of everything as it was unfolding. This was the fifth house we have sold and we can say without a doubt that Linette was the most efficient and wonderful agent we have worked with. Paul and Karen LaCoursiere
Linette Thompson did an absolutely fantastic job in helping me sell my home. Her pricing analysis was spot on, and it resulted in multiple offers in a very short amount of time. She did a great job of negotiating the highest price, and with very reasonable terms. Even after the contract was signed, Linette was incredibly helpful in following-up on the deal, making sure the appraisal, inspection and buyer's financing went smoothly. And throughout the entire process, Linette was extremely professional, communicative and available to answer any questions along the way. She came fully prepared at every step of the process and remained involved and engaged from the time of listing to the closing. I did not know Linette prior to this transaction, but I now consider her a friend and I would absolutely recommend her very highly to anyone in need of a realtor. Michelle Crowley
Linette is tenacious, responsive and attentive. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again! J. Armenio
Linette is so great to work with, she makes stressful situations easy to deal with by providing you with extensive support and knowledge. As first time sellers we were very fortunate to have her. She was just as great with us while we were purchasing our new home. She was referred to us by friends, and we have already referred her to many of our other friends as well, and will continue to do so. We now think of her more as a friend then a broker :) Jon & Ashley Russell
Linette is absolutely wonderful. She pushed us on our listing price based on her extensive knowledge. While we were hesitant and wanted to sell fast, we took her recommendation and are very glad we did. She secured 4 offers in 3 days at/above our listing price. Brian & Kathy Sisson
I'd like to take this opportunity to personally express my deepest appreciation to Linette Thompson for all of her tireless efforts, professional guidance, and invaluable assistance in the past few months to sell my second condo in Chicago. As I don't reside there, Linette facilitated everything from contracting a highly competent real estate attorney to brainstorming on how to renovate the unit to attract the best potential buyers. She was dedicated to always be in constant communication with me, either via email and/or over the phone, orienting and keeping me up to date on all the latest sales comps, as well as pertinent marketplace information. In summary, this sale would have been nearly impossible for me to achieve on my own. It was a real pleasure working in close partnership with Linette and being able to utilize her resourcefulness, flexibility, and many years of real estate expertise. Tony Viera
Linette Thompson is the most professional, honest and efficient broker I've ever worked with. She is also extremely generous with her work. I would recommend her to ANYBODY without thinking twice. I'm so glad to know her!
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