"In the summer of 2018 our landlords decided to sell their place to us as their renters. As soon as Ro got word about this,
she was on top of everything. Aren’t we overpaying in this odd situation? Aren’t there any issues that we as residents of
this beautiful apartment know about? How to negotiate in this particular situation? Ro is very smart and guided us through
the whole process. This was our first home purchase in the US but Ro knows all the right people who helped us with a mortgage,
with the inspection and with the legal work. We couldn’t have wished for a better agent than Ro. Buying a place is very
nerve-racking but Ro kept calm and made sure that all the wrinkles were smoothed out at the end. Five stars!" -
Sander and Wouter
"Ro is simply the best. She is kind, knowledgeable and relentless in
finding you the best place. If you want someone that becomes part of your family while finding the right place in Chicago to call home, Ro is that person.
Tracey and Gordon C
"Last year my wife and I decided to sell our apartment in Chicago and move out west. A little daunted by the prospect of such a massive upheaval, the first thing we did was to call Ro. She visited us the next morning and quickly came up with a detailed plan based on hard data allied with years of experience. Her advice made sense, so we asked Ro to put her plan into action. She produced very high quality sales collateral—both physical and online—and almost immediately we had prospective buyers wishing to view our home. Ro also arranged a series of well-organized Open Houses to ensure our property received the widest possible exposure. The strategy worked, and very soon we found a qualified buyer. Ro advised us with the ensuing negotiation and guided us through a couple of issues that arose from the inspection, making herself available whenever we needed her help. She kept us informed at all stages, and we never doubted that we were in safe hands. Ro made a potentially stressful process calm and worry-free. We could not have been more impressed and if we ever move back to Chicago, Ro will be the first –
and the only – agent we contact ".-
Tasha and Andrew
"Ro Lebedow is the consummate
professional. She knows what she is doing and it shows in her work. When we decided to sell our house, we wanted a realtor that we knew would
make the entire process run smoothly. That's why we selected Ro and she proved us right. We recommend her highly and would use her again."-
Tom and David, Lakeview
"To say Ro went above and beyond the call of duty to find me the perfect home would not do her justice.
When I decided it was time to move into a larger house - I approached the process as I do with every other aspect of my life - logically
and methodically. "A house is an investment. I would purchase the house that made the most sense". Ro, on the other hand,
believes a house is so much more. She believes her job as your agent is to find you that perfect home, the one you know you
are destined to live in the moment you walk in the front door. Great philosophy, the only trouble she was going to have was
working with someone who does not believe in fairy tales. So what can I say, in less than a week she managed to find me that
fairy tale house. And if that wasn't enough, she listed and sold my current house in less than one week."-
"I have known Ro Lebedow for 20 years and have recommended her to many other people. Ro is the most professional,
dedicated, and follow through real estate broker I have ever met. And, this recommendation comes from a person who has bought and sold five houses
and three condos in the past 50 years. Additionally, I am a retired public relations professional who, during my career,
handled a number of real estate clients. When Ro works with a client there is no detail that is not covered."
Eileen and Philip H
thank you for your professionalism and relentlessness. It's easy
to see how quickly deals can go amuck in this market, and I was
lucky to have you at my side with your constant guidance. I am
officially in my place, and it is slowly but surely coming along.
I'm still awaiting a couch and a chair, but not complaining. I
just love the building and as I continue to look as new listings
come up, I am assured I'm in the right place!" -
Kim H., Streeterville
"When I think about why working with Ro was so great, it was because I found her approach to be so well balanced. She showed the perfect balance between enthusiasm and realism. She consistently preplanned to show me interesting and attractive homes, but always in the context of my requirements and budget. She loves and knows the city better than most, and it shows. But she limited my search to the areas I really wanted to be in. She didn't try to sell me a great home in a not-so-great neighborhood. She provided great insight, but she also took the time to listen. She appreciated great properties, but she never tried to "sell" a property to me. I had worked with previous realtors who were too anxious to close a deal (any deal) rather than work in my long-term best interests as a purchaser. She kept me from getting overly excited about properties and she pointed out potential shortcomings to properties under consideration, even when I hadn't noticed them. As a result of all this, plus her patience, I wound up in the right home in the end." - Alan B.
"We couldn't have had a more positive experience than working with Ro and feel so lucky to have found her. Her timely, well-reasoned advice and her devoted advocacy on our behalf led to great results. Our condo sold at 98% of asking price within 21 days. Moreover, she is honest, hard-working, and very pleasant to work with. We highly recommend Ro to any buyer or seller."
- Corie and Eric W.
“Lucy and I priced our apartment above your recommendation because we weren't anxious to sell quickly, and we felt that time was on our side.
Once it became clear the economy was in for a long, long recession, we asked you what we needed to do to sell. You told us. We listened. The condo sold in a few weeks.
Moral of the story: We couldn't just engage an excellent realtor. We also had to take your advice. Thanks.
Lucy and Tony P., Streeterville
“I just wanted to thank you for all your help and patience with us the past few months
as you helped us sell our condo. You made the whole process surprisingly easy. People
who I have talked to are impressed that we were able to sell our condo in relatively short
period of time (especially in this economy!) Thank you for giving us good feedback after
each showing. Thanks for staying positive and optimistic throughout the whole time we
worked with you. Also, thanks for putting up with our little dog, Addison! :)
“ - Kristi and John G., Bucktown
“We knew we wanted Ro to list our townhome after watching her tirelessly market and sell our neighbor’s house. Because of the down market, we were skeptical about how long this process could take. Ro’s attitude, however, was optimistic, positive and motivating! She gave us excellent recommendations regarding what to fix, paint, re-finish and organize. She helped us come up with a timetable to complete our preparations and stage the house. She supervised the photo shoot for the MLS. Despite the slow housing market, Ro's marketing attracted a large number of potential buyers into our home each week. She conducted showings completely prepared and attentive to details with important information (ie., neighborhood data, unique features of the home, etc) for each potential buyer. Indeed, she brought our house under contract in just 26 days with multiple offers and sold it for 99% of the list price. We were thrilled!
After that, Ro helped us find a new home to buy and was our true advocate during contract negotiations. She also found us an apartment to rent while our new home was being completed. Her energy and positive attitude are truly impressive. She was so giving of her time during our hectic and stressful move, and our children always awaited the yummy treats she brought over.
Ro remains a great resource. She always has relevant information and knowledge to share. But more importantly, Ro remains a true friend and advocate.
We feel truly lucky and thankful that we crossed paths with Ro Lebedow!“ - Sheeba and Steve C., Lincoln Square
“It was a random Sunday last winter when my wife and I decided
to swing by an Open House in Bucktown to kill some time. Little
did we know that our decision to walk through those doors would
introduce us to the most friendly, energetic, persistent and knowledgeable
realtor in Chicago. When we met Ro, there was an immediate connection.
Unlike most realtors, we didn't feel pressured by Ro, rather,
she was focused on what we were really looking for. When we left
the Open House, I turned to my wife and told her that when we
were ready to sell our house, that Ro was our #1 pick. That evening,
un-provoked, we received an e-mail from Ro, telling us how much
she enjoyed meeting us and that she would love to help us when
the time was right. A simple gesture like following up sealed
the deal for us. Sure enough within months, she helped us to find
the house of our dreams. When we found our new house, we hadn't
yet put our condo on the market. Ro was the voice of reason, despite
her opportunity for a commission, reminding us that it was a tough
market and that it may be wiser to sell our condo first. That
type of an attitude and professionalism defines the type of person
Ro is. We did end up buying the house, but we had no worries,
because we knew that Ro would be able to sell our condo at a great
price. And that is exactly what she did using all means necessary.
She arranged for showings, follow-up showings and was our absolute
biggest advocate. When the offer came in, she was instrumental
in the price negotiation and never stopped fighting for us. There
is no question in my mind that Ro is the best realtor in Chicago
and I look forward to referring her to anyone I know looking to
buy or sell a house in Chicago! “ - Kodi and
“Ro was the perfect real estate agent during our recent
purchase of a Lincoln ark apartment. She was always on top of
everything, returned calls immediately. and always had accurate
information. She made every part of the buying process work ar
better than we could have hoped. The icing on the cake is that
she's a delightful human being, a pleasure to be with. We couldn't
recommend anyone more highly.“ - Stacie and
Gary G., Lincoln Park
“ We decided to move out of state from Bucktown in one of
the worst housing markets in recent memory. We were faced with
paying two mortgages, no longer even living in Chicago to monitor
the progress of our listing, and dealing with declining home prices.
Thankfully, we had Ro as our agent. Some of the items that were
important to us in finding an agent were: would they have our
best interest at heart, would they understand the changing dynamics
in the housing sector, could we trust them completely, how hard
would they work, were they knowledgeable about our neighborhood,
would we enjoy working with them and did they have a proven track
record. Ro met and even exceeded these criteria. She kept us constantly
appraised of the number of showings, key follow-up items, changing
market conditions, and what her strategy was to sell. We think
it says a lot about how we value Ro and the trust we have in her
in that she handled the biggest investment we have (our home)
all while we were living several hundred miles away. She made
the entire process less stressful and allowed us to focus on business
and family. We can never thank her enough for all her help and
hard work, and would give Ro our highest recommendation to anyone
thinking of selling their house. “ - Maggie
and Jeff, Bucktown
“ We have had the pleasure to work with Ro in the past.
She has many outstanding qualities and is the consummate professional.
She is energetic, extremely knowledgeable and is passionate about
finding her client the perfect fit. We highly recommend her and
we will use her whenever we need a topnotch realtor. “
- Lynn and Mark T., Lincoln Park
"Being busy scientists with a young family, and moving from
Boston, we needed a sympathetic Realtor® with a genuine understanding
of our needs. Thankfully, we discovered Ro! Not only did she possess
the sensitivity we were looking for, but through her contacts
and knowledge of the marketplace, she unearthed this fabulous
property, which wasn't even on the market at the time. Then--
often by long distance-- she led us meticulously through the entire
purchasing process-- from negotiations with the seller to securing
a mortgage. She is truly a genius in every sense of the word.“
- Fotini and Khash K., Hyde Park
We decided move from the suburbs to the city and were looking
on our own for six months. Then, one frigid November Saturday,
we met Ro. We were attracted at once to her vivacious voice and
never-ending smile. And we discovered that her commitment to who
she is as a person just flows over to her professionalism in taking
care of people. She really heard our wants and needs, remained
open-minded and drew from all sources, including her network of
contacts throughout Chicago, to help us in our search. The result:
a financially wise purchase for us that has brought us much personal
joy, and promises more of the same as the years go by. Thank you,
Ro! - Bev & Steve, Lincoln Park.
“Ten years ago, my brother-in-law referred me to Ro Lebedow.
She's amazing!” he said. “Since
then, Ro has represented me in three transactions: a sale, a purchase
and another sale. And I agree: She is amazing .
Her energy, positive attitude, experience, knowledge of Chicago,
skills as a negotiator and appetite for hard work added value
to each transaction. Most recently, she sold my Gold Coast condo
in less than half the time it took for others in my building to
sell, and she did this during a notorious down market. “
- Robert K., Gold Coast.
“When I moved to Chicago from New York City, Chicago was
an absolute mystery to me. But, thanks to Ro, not for long. Not
only did she find, negotiate for and secure for me a terrific
home, she introduced me to the real Chicago – its neighborhoods,
its music, its theater, its restaurants, its culture -- the whole
scene!“ - Charles D., Bucktown
“I'd moved to North Carolina, and a friend was staying
in my condo when I decided to sell it. I contacted Ro, who'd
already put together almost 50 transactions in my building, and
she took it from there. It was a very tough market, but somehow
she attracted potential buyers literally by the dozens, and showed
the condo to each of them, in all kinds of weather, coordinating
with my friend every time. And she sold it! Importantly for me,
being out of town, she kept me updated almost daily. Her optimism
and professionalism never lagged, and as a result, neither did
my spirit.“ - Tim J., Bucktown
“Ro Lebedow's distinctive marketing, marketplace savvy,
attention to detail and personal involvement yielded the right
buyer for my lovely Kenwood District home in less than three weeks
with multiple offers in what many had called a down market.“-
Leslie W., Hyde Park