Reviews of Chicago Realtors @ The Kite Real Estate Team
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Moving our family to a new state without any connections forced us to find a Realtor on our own. That daunting task was made simple after finding The Kite Team!" -Rachel Herrick
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I rarely if ever give a 5 star review! The Kite Team and Amy Kite are absolutely the best. Most knowledgeable, professional and honest real estate company in Chicago! They were so helpful in educating me throughout the process and took the stress out. I'm in real estate as well in another state and they are my go to and ONLY team I refer to my friends and customers! Words don't describe. If you want trust, integrity, honesty and someone on your side, Amy and her team will not disappoint!" -Jo Ferraro
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "We absolutely love working with Amy and the Kite Team! We have purchased and sold multiple homes with Amy and have always had a great experience. The awesome part about working with Amy Kite is that no matter what you need during the buying/selling process they have an expert on their team to help you - financing, home inspection, general questions - they have it all! You really can't go wrong by choosing to buy or sell your home with Amy and her team." -Jason Castaneda
These are just some of our 565+ Google reviews.
It was very disappointing experience. Amy worked with me for a realistic asking price & had approx. 100 showings in several months. She worked to get the house sold for the right price. She was on target with the price & got the sale done!
I have recommended her to friends & family. She did what she said she would do. Her staff was always available to assist, as well.
10/2018 - Sold home for approximately $110k in Chicago, IL
09/2017 - Sold home for approximately $300K in Downers Grove, IL.
09/2018 - Sold home for approximately $180k in Evergreen Park
08/2018 - Sold home for approximately $300k in Mundelein, IL
12/2016 - Sold a home in Huntley, IL
09/14/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $275K in Round Lake, IL
09/13/2016 - Sold a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $175K in Grayslake, IL.
08/31/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Woodstock, IL.
08/05/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $225K in Round Lake, IL.
08/02/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Beach Park, IL. Primary point of contact: Denise Sullivan
07/23/2016 - Bought a Condo home in 2016 in Prospect Heights, IL. Primary point of contact: Kirsten O'Neill
Let me share with you what the process was like. The first step was contacting Amy. We made an appointment and were able to see Amy within the week. Although Amy was traveling a great distance to meet with us, she was on time and thorough in her presentation. Her estimate of the house's value was on point and she shared with us the next steps to get the job done. The house was professionally staged and photographed with two of the most fun, talented and helpful individuals. Within the week our home was on the market and ready for showings. Showings..... did we get them! It was difficult to even be home because the showings were so abundant! Today's buyers are very discriminating ( I think they have been watching too much HGTV) but the feedback tool was useful in determining what was on buyers' minds. Although our home is at the very high price end for our geographical area, we had our home under contract within 6 weeks. Amy's superior negotiation skills were evident and she did a very good job.
Amy's team, particularly Denise, navigates you through the process. If you are unfamiliar with the process, no worries! Amy has assembled a team of dedicated professionals who respond to your questions almost immediately ( I'm not kidding, even evenings and weekends.... do they even sleep?) We used the attorney that was suggested by Amy's office to handle the closing and believe me, he earned every red cent of his fee. Let's just say that I feel this was a difficult closing with demanding buyers who were relentless. This attorney was steadfast, always had our best interest at heart and was ethical at all times.
Would I use Amy and her team again or recommend her? ABSOLUTELY!!!!! Thank you Amy and all for helping us close this chapter of our life so that we could begin the next one!
07/15/2016 - Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $450K in Plainfield, IL
Secondly, I looked at the reviews. I wanted a realtor with a lot of reviews that told me actual information and provided metrics. I was amazed to see so many reviews along the lines of, "I felt that she was more than just a realtor, she was a friend. Over the 18 months it took the house to sell (!?!?!?) she would stay in contact all the time.
I don't want another friend. I want my house sold.
When you go through Amy's reviews, you see a consistent string of "She proposed this course of action and this is what happened." Metrics. Quantifiable results. "The house went up for sale on a Friday and sold x number of days later for x amount." "She suggested putting it up for x amount and expected a bidding battle. That happened and the house sold for x amount more than the asking price.". When she came to see the house, she was prepared with a feel for the neighborhood and market, not just local, but also who was looking for such a house. She identified such a basement ranch and the particular market it attracted. She suggested an asking price (actually a bit more than I figured) and felt it would go quickly. When I asked her what the spread was between her usual initial prices and final sale prices, she said 3% with no hesitation. She doesn't believe in overpricing a house to tempt the seller when that will just make it sit. When asked if pricing it @ $5k higher would be okay, she was very clear that, if she thought it was worth pricing higher, she would have. That's what I want out of a professional. Clear and honest advice going in and clear, delineated expectations from both sides.
She felt it would sell quickly and possibly above asking price. We felt pretty good turning the job over to her.
Once we did, her team went to work.
This is a good point to note what a good team does, over and above just having a realtor enter you into the MLS system and wait. Her people were in immediate contact with us. The photographer was scheduled, the documents were run through an online system with constant checks to assure nothing was missed.
One of the great things was the new 3D, virtual reality, immersive walk through. This is new technology that allows you to actually walk through a sale house, room to room, look up and down, side to side and inspect everything close up. No static pictures; this is like being there. The day the photographers came, they were preceded by a very good stager. She swept through the house, moving this, hiding that and adding touches that had an incredible effect on how the house showed. By the time she was done, the house looked like something from an Architectural Design magazine! We were proud of that house. The photographs were top quality and the immersive walk-through was astonishing. (Take a look at one on her website.).
Long story short; the house went on the market on Friday night. We had showings starting Saturday morning. It sold on Monday afternoon for more than the asking price. (Only took that long because the people who put in the bid on Sunday had to wait for offices to open the next day.)
The buyers were local and had been captured by the clarity of the pictures and description, recognizing their dream house.
The smooth process continued through the closing and beyond. They even were able to arrange the closing on our new Tennessee home to be done in their offices the same time we did the closing on the old house..
Through it all, Amy and her team were pitch perfect. Denise Sullivan, in particular, was like a personal guide through the process.
We could not have been happier with our choice.
I would advise any seller to keep in mind that they're not looking for a buddy. They're looking for a professional to sell their house and do it quickly. Look at the numbers. Look at the reviews and, most importantly, look at the metrics. Numbers don't lie.
Make sure to talk to more than one realtor or you are probably a chump. And I strongly suggest making sure Amy is one of those you talk to.