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Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in North Aurora, IL.
We recently closed on a townhouse using Katie as our agent. The whole process from offer to finally closing proved to be extremely difficult, with one thing happening after the next. However, through it all Katie helped guide us and went above and beyond anything we expected to help us seal the deal and actually close on this house. This included spending hours waiting inside a below freezing house so that someone could be there for when Nicor showed up to turn gas back, since we were with the lawyers at closing (someone turned off gas 2 weeks before closing in the middle of February...). Katie was wonderful to work with and very easy to get a hold of whenever we had questions or needed to check something on the house. She also was able to recommend to us both a fantastic lawyer and house inspector. My wife and I are very glad to have worked with her, and I can't recommend her enough!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Geneva, IL.
Katie Hemming is a real gem. We feel very fortunate that we found her purely by luck when we called the Geneva Baird and Warner office. She is a real professional and works very hard for her clients. We had to sell a home from out-of-state and Katie did everything possible to make that easy for us. She exceeded all expectations we had. She did a beautiful job of staging the house and told us just what furniture to leave in place and what to remove. She took care of everything that was left in the home after the sale so that we would not have to make another trip. She recommended an attorney who did an excellent job at a reasonable price. We feel that she advised us wisely about the asking price. The home received 3 offers the first weekend it was listed, one for the asking price. We couldn't have been happier with Katie's service and would recommend her to anyone.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $400K in Geneva, IL.
Katie is a rock star! She helped us get top dollar for our house and sell in less than 60 days.The market was in flux when we listed, and Katie did her homework to identify a dozen comps for our historical home. Katie's secret weapons were her staging and her warehouse of artwork and furniture. With no cost on our part, she made our house look so fabulous we had second thoughts about moving. Throughout the process, Katie made us feel like we were her only listing -- fielding our calls and texts day and night. In the end, we received two offers at the same time and were thrilled with the outcome!
Katie helped us find and purchase our first home. Katie walked us through and explained each step of the process and made sure that we were comfortable. Katie was always available to answer questions whether by phone, email or in person. She very quickly helped us figure out what was important to us and took us to those properties. Within a month Katie helped us find the perfect house.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Geneva, IL.
I contacted Katie in the Fall of 2011. My goal was to list my home in the Spring of 2012 and downsize to a town home. She was very honest with me as to what updates I should make before listing my home. I followed her advice regarding the updates, listed my home in mid-March 2012 ... and 2 weeks later had an offer! She was extremely helpful in my search for a town home and very patient with me during the process. When we found just the right one, she was very focused during the negotiation process ... and when I said, maybe we should let it sit a few days, she said no, we have to stick with this and close the deal! And that she did!
I have recommended Katie several times since my move last year. I simply cannot imagine having navigated everything without her!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $25K in Saint Charles, IL.
Katie Hemming sold our home and worked tirelessly to find our next home. She really listened to us and was available whenever we needed her. Katie presented our former home with online photos and brochures that were far better than any others we saw. She only showed us homes that fit our needs and financial situation. Katie was a savvy negotiator and even helped us get financing. She always had our best interest at heart. Katie is an excellent realtor and wonderful person. At the end of the day, we have the home we wanted and a new and dear friend!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Geneva, IL.
Katie Hemming came highly recommended by a friend who and I still feel so fortunate to have worked with her. I bought in Geneva and her knowledge of the area is exceptional on all levels. When we were looking at properties, she always paid attention to detail, finding the house's secrets (good and bad!). I felt I was being guided by a trusted friend.
Her integrity, patience and professionalism are outstanding and she has a good practical understanding of home construction. She was also extremely tactful in negotiating and helped me get the place I wanted with some very hard won concessions. She didn't quit until I was happy. She also understands the emotional process of buying a home. She was always there for me, even when she had to go out of town, I could always reach her and she always had time for me. What a wonderful agent!
Katie helped us find several houses with the requirements we wanted - none of which we found on searches we did on our own. She facilitated the entire process, making it incredibly easy on us. She made this process virtually stress-free! I have recommended her to several friends and pass her name along any chance I get. She is always positive and professional. The best part about working with Katie is that she is ready to make things happen for you on your timeline! Our process took a week! That's it! I will only use Katie's services moving forward!