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Kathy Dames

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  • Shorewood
  • 60404

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Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
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Kathy and Shannon were extremely helpful and responsive. We felt informed throughout the process. They identified our home delivered more than the pure comparables would have suggested and as a result placed an opening price that we felt was appropriate.

  

06/04/2015 - tylerqualio
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $500K in Shorewood, IL.
Primary point of contact: Shannon Dames

Kathy and Shannon were extremely helpful and responsive. We felt informed throughout the process. They identified our home delivered more than the pure comparables would have suggested and as a result placed an opening price that we felt was appropriate.

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12/02/2014 - bernadettebu48
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Plainfield, IL.

We are a first time home seller. After listing with Kathy, the phone rang and rang with showing dates and times! We did not know the process of selling a home and Kathy and her wonderful staff were so patient and understanding of our lack of experience and knowledge. They literally took us by the hand with their kindness and caring. Kathy is so in touch with todays market and trends. We listened to her years of experience and wisdom.....had our house sold within a month after listing. Kathy and her staff is honest and Kathy will advise you about setting a selling price and staging. One would be wise to listen to her and her thoughts. Would we hire her to sell our house the next time? You betcha!!!!!!! Shannon and Diane are so terrific and amazing....they are encouraging, caring, so very knowledgeable and amazing in their own right! We were so happy and pleased from start to finish!

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11/18/2014 - user7522217
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2014 in Plainfield, IL.

Things started out well since her daughter, Shannon, was also with her. Shannon noticed the details of our home that Kathy didn't or couldn't, and we couldn't be happier with the interactions we had with Shannon. Soon after we listed with Kathy though, phone calls stopped being returned, and she never once personally showed our home to any prospective buyers. Not even anyone from her "team" ever showed our home. We ended up selling our house after 6 showings. We were going back and forth on the price, with our realtor trying to get us to come down in price. I thought your realtor was supposed to be on your side. Finally in order to make the sale, she offered to reduce her commission by 1/2 a percent. We agreed, and sold. Now, one week prior to our closing date, she "doesn't remember" ever saying that. Last night she also told us that she "assisted" with our appraisal, and tried to make us feel that our house wouldn't have appraised at what it did without her help. I guess we're supposed to feel guilty? She also told us specifically that at least one of us should be present for the inspection only to find when the buyers' realtor showed up that we weren't supposed to be there at all. Something Shannon confirmed for us when we called her. So with no prior notice, we packed up our 85 pound dog and drove around in the rain for 3 hours. Suffice it to say we will never refer anyone to Kathy Dames.

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Response from Kathy on 11/24/2014

Mr. Rogers is entirely incorrect- a week before closing he requested a reduction in commission after I already agreed to pay a friend of his a referral 25% fee! When I did not agree, I was sent rude comments and threats--Even after offering to pay their $500.00 warranty-I have been in the business 31 years & clearly know how to document what I said. I marketed his home with professional photos - represented on all internet /social sites , color flyers etc., and received the HIGHEST price in the neighborhood ( I had another broker call and ask how I did it!) The REAL reason Mr. Rogers could not stay for the inspection was because the buyers agent called us during the inspection asking that we have him leave the home as he was interruptive. In conclusion ironically my sign is now missing, while the other homes for sale still have their signs up? Thank you

 

  

09/02/2014 - mattsobo
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Birds, Shorewood, IL 60404

Kathy, Shannon and Diane were very terrific people. Unfortunately I had a deal fall through and time expired with them. Looking back, the experience wasn't great but they helped put me in the situation to eventually sell my home with another realtor.

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06/05/2014 - Jason Troester
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Plainfield, IL.

We would not have sold our house as fast as we did and at the price we did if we did not use Kathy. She is very knowledgeable of the markets she serves.

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01/13/2014 - jerry grabowski
Sold a home in 2013 in Tamarack, Plainfield, IL 60585.

My experience with Kathy Dames was a very pleasurable one. She made the selling of my house extremely easy and explained every step of the process to me. From the first meeting with Kathy I knew she could get the job done. Kathy Dames and her daughter Shannon Dames were very knowledgable. The staff at Kathy Dames office were helpful and I always received a prompt response.

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12/16/2013 - kmansch
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Joliet, IL.

We are so grateful we entrusted Kathy Dames with the listing and sale of our home. We needed to move quickly and after meeting Kathy we were confident she would make it happen... and she did. Her professionalism, attention to detail and willingness to help throughout the process far exceeded our expectations. Thank you Kathy for everything!!!

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11/06/2013 - hublew6
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Braidwood, IL.

From the first phone call with Kathy Dames herself I gained the confidence I needed to sell my home. And amazed at how well that experience was I again used Kathy Dames and her daughter Shannon Dames to purchase my new home. Both ladies were very knowledgable and enthusiastic in finding me a perfect home. The staff at Kathy Dames own establishment were so helpful and never kept me waiting by the phone. The response times were incredible and scheduling was very convenient. As long as Kathy Dames is in the business, I will be a reoccurring satisfied customer.

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10/30/2013 - Unspecified
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Shorewood, IL.

Kathy helped my wife and I buy our first home. We searched for a few months (and several homes) without luck. Within weeks of calling Kathy we found a home. Kathy knows the market. Her 30+ years of experience in the area really made us feel that we were making the best decision for our family. She set appointments up immediately and was always there to answer our calls, texts, emails any day of the week. Her staff was exceptional as well. She is out to get you the best price for you! It is evident from day one that she works hard for you, no games. She is straightforward and tell you if the house is a good deal or not and any issues she sees with the house. It is clear why she has been one of the top agents in the area for years. Kathy on behalf of my wife and 1 year old daughter we thank you for getting us the dream house. Thank you for answering our questions and walking us through the process of buying our first home! We feel very blessed!

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10/03/2013 - michellerbannon
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Minooka, IL.

We were very impressed with Kathy Dames and her team's support. They were responsive, accessible, helpful and knowledgeable. Our house sold in 6 days. What is important is to get the right information out and available as soon as your house is on the market, Kathy and her team knows how to make this happen. Very professional and I would highly recommend them. Also, take their advice on making the updates to your home it will pay off.

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