"We listen more than we talk. And then we get to work to get it done for you".
The Joanne Hudson Group
With a combined 87 + years and over $775 million in real estate sales on the North Shore and in Chicago, the Joanne Hudson Group is a dedicated, trusted and collaborative group of advisors who ensure clear and consistent communication, dynamic idea generation and an optimistic and forward thinking approach to help you make informed decisions in any market environment.
The team's backgrounds include banking, marketing, management consulting, teaching and trading, bringing a diverse set of analytical, creative and critical thinking skills to each transaction. In addition, the team has raised their own families on the North Shore after living in the city and are intimately familiar with the neighborhoods, schools and business districts in both. We look forward to partnering with you.
In addition, the team has raised their own families on the North Shore after living in the city of Chicago and are intimately familiar with the neighborhoods, schools and business districts in both. We look forward to partnering with you.
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"We had the pleasure of working with Joanne Hudson. Like many buyers making the move from the city, we were very reluctant to find something that would suit our urban lifestyle. Joanne was amazingly patient with us and did a nice job of highlighting the positives and negatives of the homes we viewed. Her knowledge of the local community and the North Shore was impressive! One of Joanne's most admirable traits was her transparency. She was always upfront about location, price and any other information that was crucial in our homebuying process. She worked within our price range and never tried to steer us in any direction we weren't comfortable with during our home search. Last, but not least, her negotiation skills were first-rate. We would highly recommend Joanne to our friends, families and acquaintances! " -Brandon H.
"Selling a home is always fraught with emotions — even more so when it’s a place associated with the most cherished of family memories. That’s why my wife and I are so glad that we chose Joanne Hudson to handle the sale of our Winnetka home. A rare breed, she embodies the ethics of someone raised in Iowa by parents who valued hard work and education, yet she also has the sharp analytical mind of big city banker. Joanne exudes a warmth and optimism that kept us calm, yet she also demonstrated an aggressive commitment to selling our home quickly and negotiating a strong deal.
We have bought and sold numerous homes and used many good real estate agents, but no one has been a better listener than Joanne. She took time to understand our priorities and also listened well during negotiations, which translated into value for us. Even though there were many comparable homes on the market, Joanne sold our house in only two weeks.
From her seasoned understanding of staging to her extensive knowledge of the North Shore community and real estate market, she has a comprehensive range of skills that made her the natural choice to help us. When buying or selling on the North Shore, we know that Joanne is the only real estate agent we’ll ever use!
" -John C.
"We have been repeat clients of Joanne's over the past 25 years for two simple reasons: she gets it and she cares. Joanne and her team know the North Shore market and its neighborhoods better than any others. As a result, she is able to match buyers and sellers efficiently and for the best value. She also strikes the right balance of professionalism and person touch, making her a pleasure to work with. We have referred many friends and family members to Joanne and everyone has had the same experience we have had with Joanne. In an era of transactional driven service firms, it's refreshing to find a broker like Joanne who still believes in the powerful combination of trust-based relationships and a professional approach." -Mary F.
"Simply put Laura is a joy to work with. She goes the extra mile for her clients. She will be honest and candid in her take on a house and she knows the nuances of her markets. I have worked in real estate for over ten years and it is rare to find a broker like Laura on either the residential or commercial side. Highly, highly recommend. " - William and Samantha R.
"My wife and I have purchased several homes during our lives and have used or had interactions with several Realtors. I cannot say enough about Laura. She was professional and knowledgeable. She goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to service. There was nothing she was not willing to do to get our sale completed. Laura is great!" - Jim and Mary Lou
"Excellent service. Went above and beyond to meet our needs." - Bill and Rebecca L.
"We could not have had a better experience with Catherine! She is a wonderful person to work with when selling or buying a home in every aspect of the process! We particularly appreciated her responsiveness and expertise in the current market. She is talented in all aspects and a joy to be around! Five star service." - CB
"Catherine was an amazing partner for us in the house buying process. I say partner intentionally as we truly felt she was there alongside of us and not just trying to push a sale. We were moving across country, which is challenging for both the agent and buyer, but she handled the dynamic like a pro. As a native to the north shore area, she is both knowledgeable and passionate about the area. Catherine took the time upfront to get to know us and our family, then quickly began working hard to understand what we were looking for in a house and neighborhood. She then worked tirelessly to provide us with as many options as possible, carefully explaining the pros and cons to each property and always being sensitive to our limitations or the "must-have" criteria we had set for her. This dedication carried into the actual offer, pending purchase, close, and into the move itself to ensure our whole family felt great about the new home. Overall, we were thrilled with our experience with Catherine. She was a great agent for us and would now consider her a friend to the family as we settle into our new community. " - Coleman G.
"An incredible person and realtor!!! Will go above and beyond to ensure best possible service and took look after you! Easiest recommendation to make ever. You’re in great hands with Catherine!" - Siv W.
"Kelly was very professional, conscientiousness, and detail oriented when marketing both of our homes. We have recommended her to several friends who have also been very pleased with her efforts and ability to sell their homes quickly.
" - Cash
"I was thrilled to be working with Kelly again, she is knowledgeable about the area and is well connected to the market. She was able to show us homes that
were on the market and knew of several that would be coming available. Kelly understood my needs and didn't try to upsell, which could be veryÊ easy in the Winnetka market. Kelly was dedicated to ensuring that all of our requirements were met, even returning to the house after closing to close an open window in the rain! I would recommend her, she not only met my needs but exceeded them! You will be a happy buyer or seller.
" - Wetzel
"We have worked with Kelly on both the buy and sell side. She exercised endless patience and diplomacy. We had the luxury of time to find a "better" house in our current neighborhood, so she carefully, and pleasantly showed us houses for years while we held off. After we found "the one" KellyÊ worked that purchase while concurrently listing our home for sale. We followed her sound advice on staging and pricing and both contracts were secured within a few days. There was never any pressure - just gentle, considered direction. If she weren't an agent, she might consider being a therapist.
" - Bartford