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"Kate is a wealth of knowledge and experience. She and her team made buying our first home smooth and painless for my husband and I, even though the condo and purchasing situation were a bit unusual. She negotiated us a better deal than we had thought possible and brought in a fantastic inspector for multiple visits to make sure we were making the right decision. Kate was available to answer any and all of our questions day or night. "

"Working with Kate was a huge blessing. I'm not from the Chicago area, so I needed a realtor who was trustworthy, knowledgeable, and amazing at what they do. Kate was all of these! She was able to work with me despite me having to go through the home-buying process long-distance (from NY). She has a team of trusted people who have worked with her in the past and everyone she recommended to me was also great and easy to work with. According to friends and family, my home-buying process has been one of the smoothest one in the books, and I think this is in large part due to Kate. I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a great realtor and will be recommending her to everyone I know!" - Nayara

"Kate was an absolute pleasure to work with! Kate went above and beyond to show us whatever we wanted to see, whenever we wanted to see it, and had great background knowledge about the neighborhood. She asked the selling agents all the right questions and helped us find our dream home. She was available any time to answer our questions and was so supportive. Kate will always be a lifelong friend now!" - Liz

"I had visited a few homes with a couple of different realtors and was not able to land an apartment. Then I came across Kate and we visited a property. It was perfect for me. She invited me to her office and we sat down and drew up an offer that landed me the apartment within days. She was my “momma bear”. I really appreciate her handling the negotiations and putting me in a good position in the years to come. I would recommend her to anyone looking to close on a property." - Angel

About Kate
Kate lives in Chicago in her craftsman style bungalow. While she does business in all types of Real Estate, she confesses a real love and appreciation of historic homes (especially those bungalows).

She’s been around Real Estate her entire life, first working in high school and college with her father in his real estate and development office in California where he developed property and sold wineries to the likes of the Smothers Brothers. Over the decades she bought and sold numerous properties of her own. After landing in Chicago a few years ago she got her license in Illinois, and enjoys the constantly changing challenges of taking exceptional care of her clients. Her strengths of problem solving and nurturing are well suited to making her a strong agent for her clients.

Over the years, Kate has run a small design business and worked alongside her late husband in their construction business. This allows her to bring some unique insights to her clients in terms of vision for either staging their home for sale, or the possibilities of homes the are considering purchasing.

Kate’s life journey allows her to understand and be empathetic with her clients and the many reasons people buy or sell a home. She has three grown daughters, was married for 29 years, and then divorced. Found a true love later in life, and was widowed. She has moved 11 times as an adult, and 7 times while growing up. This is just to say, she likely can relate to what her clients are going through and brings that to the relationship. She is qualified to help guide her clients to a happy conclusion of their Real Estate journey.

Kate is a licensed Realtor, and Member of the National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, and Chicago Association of Realtors. She has also obtained the RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert) designation, ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) designation, the GREEN agent certification, the PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor) certification, and is continually taking advanced Real Estate courses to gain knowledge to share with her clients.

Kate McClelland’s Listings

Listed By Compass
2 BD
1 BA
1,000 SF