Katie is a Chicagoan through and through. Spending her entire life living in Chicago, Katie has a deep appreciation and passion for this city that bleeds character, diversity, and love. Having been raised in the city and later living in over seven neighborhoods throughout her life, she has impressive knowledge and expertise of neighborhood pockets, schools, parks, transit, restaurants, and hidden gems across the city. With a previous career as a special education teacher, Katie has always been an extremely compassionate person with a strong desire to help people. Katie has combined her lifelong passion for Chicago real estate with her love of helping and advocating for people to successfully help buyers, sellers, and renters all across the city. Katie fiercely advocates for her clients. Her number one goal is to have happy clients, which is apparent as she runs her business 100% off of referrals. Katie understands that buying or selling a home is one of the absolute most important decisions one can make, both personally and financially. For her buyers, she takes time to really get to know and understand her clients personally as well as their wants and needs for their next home. Katie is hands-on throughout the process, offering unique alternatives and out of the box thinking. Katie brings a deep understanding of properties and neighborhoods that enables her to identity red flags, and she is an expert negotiator landing her buyers great deals. For sellers, Katie offers a thorough value analysis and pricing and timing strategy. She also serves her sellers by preparing their homes for market to appeal to the largest number of buyers, netting her sellers top dollar for their home. Katie’s clients would say she becomes a real partner throughout the process and truly goes above and beyond for each and every one of them. Katie is proud to be part of MacPherson Westhoff Group - one of Chicagoland’s award-winning and top 1% producing teams, according to CAR and Chicago Magazine, that has decades of experience and has sold over $250,000,000! Whether one is looking to buy, sell, or rent, Katie encompasses everything one would seek in a real estate professional. Katie is committed to providing the highest standard of service and facilitating a smooth, exciting, and successful experience for each of her clients!