Coco Harris, Agent in Chicago - Compass

Coco Harris

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"We feel very lucky to have found this house and there is no way that it could have happened without Coco. From our very first day touring together she listened and counseled. Her advice has been invaluable every step of the way. She was open, thoughtful, considerate, flexible, diligent and fun. Her opinion and expertise has brought us here today and we can't thank her enough. John and I would recommend her to anyone! " - Aimee & John

"I can't say enough about Coco's professionalism, responsiveness, and extensive knowledge of the real estate industry and the communities she serves. This was my first investment property purchase and she made sure I always had a resource for all my questions. Whether it was a question about insurance, home warranty, plumbing, electrical, etc., she was able to provide an expert in the respective field to talk to. Throughout the buying process, Coco was extremely responsive and thoughtful in her recommendations to me. If she could not answer my question she made sure to find an expert to help. Coco also did an outstanding job of keeping communications open during the contract negotiation process. My transaction became a little complicated after the inspection was completed. She was able to calmly and rationally communicate our position on inspection issues to the seller that ensured a favorable outcome for all parties involved. She developed a strong rapport with the seller's agent that proved to be invaluable during the negotiation process. Always firm, but fair. Coco continues to be a valuable resource even after the deal was done. Most recently, she was able to provide me rental rate data for the area where my apartment is located. It was super helpful when I went to negotiate leases. It's nice to know she continues to be on my team. I look forward to working with Coco on my next deal. I highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling their home! " - Kurt

"Coco Harris helped us purchase a home in Winnetka during our recent move from Connecticut. Before meeting Coco face-to-face, we chatted on the phone. From the get-go, we knew that we were in the best of hands. Coco listened carefully, understood our needs completely, and wasted no time arranging a thorough and organized tour of the North Shore while sharing her breadth and depth of knowledge as well as her passion for the area. We had a limited amount of time for our search but Coco's efficiency, planning and organization, and attention to detail allowed us to tour 25 homes, explore neighborhoods, and dine in local restaurants without ever feeling rushed. When we walked through the doors of what is now our home, we knew it was "the one." Coco's communication and negotiation skills in conjunction with her expertise in the real estate market and current trends enabled us to reach an agreement in a timely fashion. Coco's level of service is unmatched. Truly. Once our deal was signed, Coco could have closed our file and moved on. But she didn't. As newcomers to the midwest, Coco continuously followed up with us to ensure that we were making connections and feeling at home, long after we closed on our house. Coco's professionalism speaks for itself but on a personal level, she is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is honest, trustworthy, approachable, and creative with a wonderful sense of humor. She not only made an overwhelming process manageable, but she made it fun. We are very happy in our house and in our community and it all began with Coco. It is without reservation that we give her the highest of recommendations. " - Ann & Walter

"She made a difficult relocation process so much easier and really went the distance for us in negotiations with a seller’s agent who was difficult. Coco worked her network and helped us figure out the sellers didn’t share the agent’s (unfounded) worries about our offer. So valuable!! " - Elizabeth & Phil

"Coco was professional and patient in finding a home that matched our style and needs. Because she took the time to get to know us, she was able to offer great insight and suggestions that helped us weigh our decisions. As a result, we are enjoying our new home thanks to her expertise. It was a great pleasure to work with Coco Harris. " - Paula and Jim

"Coco is a person of the highest ethical, moral and professional standards who always goes beyond the call of duty. In our buying experience she exceeded our expectations by always putting our interests first, and offering us the guidance and support that was truly vested in our satisfaction. Coco is client focused with impressive market knowledge, outstanding work ethic and it is an understatement to say that she served much more like a partner than an agent. Five months into our transition from Connecticut to our new home in the North Shore of Chicago, Coco continues to make fantastic contractor recommendations and to regularly check in to make sure we are fully happy. We truly can’t imagine a more seamless experience and recommend her wholly! " - Marissa and Greg

"Simply put - Coco was incredible. She is so knowledgeable about the area, she was friendly and kind and supportive in our search. She was excellent in her negotiating and we knew that she had our best interests at heart. I would highly recommend Coco to anyone who wants to sell their home or buy a new one. " - Tori and Mark K.

About Coco

With a sales career that began at the Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago I was able to acquire strong communication and negotiating skills while working with clients as varied and diverse as my designated markets. With clients ranging from huge corporate travel programs - for financial institutions - to working with a Hollywood studio to manage a long term stay for a celebrity filming a movie in Chicago, being able to multi-task and meet everyone’s needs was a must.

Having been raised in a “real estate” family and then marrying my husband John, whose family owned and ran a successful wholesale furniture business, means that almost all conversation unsurprisingly leads to talk of the "home". The transition into real estate was very natural after spending 12 years working with my husband in his showroom at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Whether working with homeowners or buyers, just as when I was selling luxury hotel rooms or working with interior designers at the Mart, my clients can count on me to listen to their needs and to provide an unparalleled level of service. I approach each situation with honesty, integrity and a sense of humor while also engaging a creative eye that helps buyers visualize how they can turn a house into their home and also help a seller better position their home for sale.

I have lived in the Chicago land area since 1995 and ultimately settled in Wilmette in 2002 because it reminded me of my Connecticut roots. Our family quickly became immersed in all that the North Shore has to offer and I have enjoyed many volunteer roles from Chairing the Parent Board for my children’s nursery school to serving as a room parent during their elementary and middle school years to being involved in our church as both a Sunday School Teacher and a Department Chair for our Annual Rummage Sale. I am currently serving a three year term on the Board of Directors for the New Trier Booster Club and am an active member of the League of Women Voters in Wilmette and The Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce. When not running around the North Shore for work I enjoy walking my dog along Sheridan Road, reading a book at Gillson Beach, breaking a sweat in a yoga class or cheering from the sidelines as one of my two boys plays football, basketball or baseball.

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