There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my home seller and home buyer clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves.
So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.
I would be happy to email you additional testimonials if you are interested.
"If Debbie's services had to be summed up in one word, that word would have to be "awesome". From the outset and given a small window of time to work with, Debbie confidently stated that we would find a home - and did she deliver! Her expertise and advice was invaluable. Her communication was clear and prompt. Debbie always made herself available to answer our questions and give us the information needed to make an informed decision. My wife and I couldn't have asked for more. We would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home."
I wanted to thank you for your professionalism during the sale of our condo. You knowledge and honesty on what you think we could sale our condo for was right on. I appreciated your hard work during each open house and the following up with potential buyers. Even through the closing I your help and follow through during some tough negotiations was amazing. When I buy or sale my next home, you will always be my first choice. Keep up the great work and hope to use you again.
"After spending several hours with another realtor without success or follow up; a friend from my back home city of Ann Arbor recommended Debbie Maue. She followed up with me immediately after receiving the email from my friend and asked when I would be back in town to continue the search for a condo. She began sending me listings which were in line with my specifications. She helped me locate and purchase the Chicago condo of my dreams within four months and only three outings. She had my "list" committed to memory and was able to point out those features when viewing properties. She was great from beginning to end and continues to be a source of help since I do not live in town on a full time basis. Thanks Deb!
"I am pleased to endorse Debbie Maue and Jameson Sotheby Real Estate if you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Chicagoland area. I have used Debbie for buying and selling property several times in the last ten years and couldn’t be happier with attention to detail and overall service that Debbie provides. When selling a home, Debbie works closely with clients to make sure that their home presents well for the buyers she is targeting for the purchase. If repairs are needed, she has contractors available to take care of minor repairs and touch up painting. When looking for a new home, Debbie gets to know the client so that she has a good feel for what will make them a comfortable home for the future. After the sale and/or purchase Debbie remains in contact with her clients to make sure they are comfortable in their new situation.
In my book, Debbie Maue gets five stars and I don’t think you will find anyone better!
Kevin, a Lincoln Park Buyer and Seller"
"Debbie Maue was an absolute pleasure to work with. She made both the home selling and buying process easy. Honest, professional, and always available. We will definitely be using her for any future real estate needs and would highly recommend her to family and friends.
“My wife and I had an absolutely great experience working with Debbie Maue. She really spent the time getting to know us and what we wanted.. which made the process much smoother. Her knowledge and honesty stood out the most and we always felt like she was guiding us in the right direction. We love our new place and couldn’t have done it without her! We would certainly recommend!
Tyler and Melina in Lincoln Park"
"Debbie worked tirelessly to help us find our dream home. She was recommended to us by my sister and brother-in-law after she helped them find a great condo in Lakeview and I know why they recommended her so highly. Debbie works to put you in the right home for YOU. She is easily available through email, text, or phone throughout the whole searching, negotiating, and purchasing process. Whether you are looking for a first home or you are a seasoned homebuyer, we highly recommend Debbie!
David and Betsy W."
"My sale went through today so I just wanted to drop you a line and say thanks for a job well done. I would highly recommend you to anyone selling in my building. You really know the building and the staff which I found to be invaluable. In this unstable market, your knowledge and professionalism really set you apart. At the end of the day, you know how to get a deal done.
"Debbie and her team are truly the top in their field! Unfortunately, I found myself in the position of having to do a Short Sale on my home. I had 2 liens (mortgages) to settle. From the stories I heard from the media, friends and associates, I thought it would be a nightmare and take forever. Not only did they get my short sale done in a matter of a couple of months, they settled a substantial second mortgage with no cash contribution or promissory note on my part. I couldn't be happier. She and her team handled my deal with the utmost professionalism and promptness. They know what they are doing. I would recommend them without hesitation. Thanks for all your help!!"
"It was a pleasure working with Debbie on the sale of my condo in Lincoln Park. She was both professional and passionate in her work and never hesitated to go above and beyond to make sure the client’s needs were met. Not only was she incredibly knowledgeable in her field and the building in particular, she offered great advice on market comparables and appropriate negotiation tactics. Her suggestions were very fair and trustworthy and you always feel that she had the client’s best interest at heart. She made herself available to answer any and all inquiries at all hours of the day. I truly believe that I would not have gotten such a favorable sale price if I had worked with any other realtor. I would highly recommend Debbie to anyone looking for realtor services.
"After interviewing a number of agents I ended up using Debbie Maue as my short sale agent because I trusted in her advice and experience the most out of all of the agencies. It's a scary position to be in and I wanted to work with someone who knew what they were doing and would have my best interest in mind. Debbie was very dedicated and professional from beginning to end. She took the time to meet with me on a Sunday after hours and was extremely cooperative and respectful of my tenants and their small dog during showings. It was the best decision to use her, the closing & entire short sale process went very smoothly and I was able to close in about 4 months. My experience is that Debbie is an extremely trustworthy & knowledgeable professional. If I were to be in the same position over I would use her again in a heartbeat. I haven't had the opportunity to thank some of you behind the scenes who have contributed to a smooth close of my property. I appreciate all that everyone has done to make it happen. Thanks and god bless."
"Debbie gave me confidence in the process. I never would have gone with a short sale if I hadn’t met you. You were honest, knowledgeable (way more knowledgeable than any other agent I’ve ever talked to) and you did a great job outlining the process. Then you left me alone to make my decision. Then throughout the process you were consistently in touch. We had a good amount of showings and you always had a positive attitude. Ultimately, you found me a buyer who was interested, had the money and the demonstrated the patience to go through this process with us. Again, thank you all soooo much for all you have done for me…the new chapter of my life has begun and I’m very grateful to each of you for making it less financially burdensome! Of course I will serve as a reference for you…make referrals if I have the opportunity…but if I can do anything else for you (as a team or individually) please ask. I’d be happy to pay back just a bit of what you did for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
"Debbie took the time to get to know us. That's just the kind of person she is, but ultimately, it helped her find a condo that was perfect for us. And that's just the kind of realtor she is. She'll help you find the place that fits you best.
"I have been working with Debbie for about 10 years. Over that time we have worked though several real estate transactions, including my personal residences and investments. I have used other realtors in the past but have the most confidence in Debbie. Perhaps what has influenced me the most were instances during negotiations with buyers when I was willing to go lower and was advised by Debbie to go higher. All instances resulted in higher sales prices. But dollars alone is not enough. We have established a good working relationship. I know what to expect from her and can discuss concerns and issues if needed. She is up to date with the latest communication channels: texting, emails, websites, etc., and is always available--and that makes me feel very comfortable.
"Debbie Maue was a fantastic guide for us as we navigated our way through the complex task of searching for and purchasing a home in Chicago. Debbie lives and breathes Chicago real estate and her expertise is clear. She never steered us wrong and always kept us informed. We've been in our new home for six months now and we couldn't be happier. Debbie helped us find the perfect home.
"Debbie and her team are truly the top in their field! Unfortunately, I found myself in the position of having to do a Short Sale on my home. I had 2 liens (mortgages) to settle. From the stories I heard from the media, friends and associates, I thought it would be a nightmare and take forever. Not only did they get my short sale done in a matter of a couple of months, they settled a substantial second mortgage with no cash contribution or promissory note on my part. I couldn't be happier. She and her team handled my deal with the utmost professionalism and promptness. They know what they are doing. I would recommend them without hesitation. Thanks for all your help!!
"I met Debbie in 2001 when she was hosting an open house for an opulent $750,000 townhome. As a friend and I walked through the open house to see how “upper crust” lived, Debbie started talking to us to find out what we were looking for and whether we were interested in the townhome. Unlike other real estate agents who immediately showed me the door when they realized I was completely out of my real estate league, Debbie instead started brainstorming options for us about how we *could* buy the townhome, or how she could help us buy something else. What immediately impressed me in 2001 about Debbie was her creativity and her proactive, can-do attitude in finding a way to make a deal work. My 2001 first impression was confirmed in 2005, when I hired Debbie as a buyer’s agent for my first home purchase. She not only helped me find a condo perfect for my needs and wants, but she also did a number of things to improve my position as a buyer. First, when it appeared the sellers would not be able to vacate my condo until after the closing date, it wasn’t a deal-breaker. Instead, Debbie negotiated and got a hold back from the purchase price to be released only when the sellers turned over possession. Second, Debbie negotiated an appraisal contingency in the contract so that my purchase price would be adjusted if the property appraised lower than the agreed contract price. Finally, she arranged for an excellent home inspector who found several issues with my condo that the sellers cured before closing. Throughout my dealings with Debbie, she has always proven herself to be extremely sharp, business savvy, and helpful. Throughout my contact with Debbie, I’ve found she always looks for and finds ways to not just “do the job”, but also to use her enterprise and creativity to add value to every interaction and better serve her clients. Thus, and in closing, I highly recommend Debbie and certainly plan to call upon her again for my future real estate needs.