“A spontaneous stop at an open house, hosted by Dorie Westmeyer, turned out to be one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. At the time, we were searching for a new home without representation. When we started working with Dorie the process became manageable, efficient, and ultimately thrilling when we purchased our home. As first time home buyers, Dorie offered sound advice, quality referrals, and authentic support. She was patient and quick to respond to all of our questions.
“Dorie helped me sell my apartment building and did a superb job. She is exceptionally thorough and did a terrific job of marketing the building. She estimated a higher sale price than other realtors I had spoken with and had multiple showings for the first open house. We received several offers, and she was very helpful with parsing them to get the best deal. I would highly recommend Dorie for her attention to detail, prompt communication, and marketing skills.”
“Dorie guided us through the sales process during the pandemic, a very stressful time. She’s calm, detail-oriented and is excellent at anticipating issues during the sales process. In addition she’s personable and easy to work with. She also found us a great agent in our retirement state. Thank you Dorie! “
“Dorie was absolutely fabulous to work with! She was SO patient and helpful over our very long home search and never pressured or rushed us in the process. She is extremely knowledgeable and very responsive. She helped negotiate a great deal on our new home and was there for us every step of the way through closing and beyond. We highly recommend Dorie if you are in the process of buying (or selling) a home!”
“Dorie is an outstanding and diligent sales professional and a wonderful,genuine,engaging person.We both really enjoyed spending time with her and we greatly benefited from her expertise and knowledge of both the market and the buying process.We would highly recommend Dorie to other Buyers.”
““Dorie helped me purchase my first condo in the city. She was knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and eager to help me find the right place! After our first meeting I immediately trusted her with my search. She is experienced in the business and willing to fight for you and negotiate where she can. Thank you Dorie!”
” I highly recommend Dorie Westmeyer to handle all of your real estate transactions. She listened closely to my needs, developed a comprehensive marketing plan and implemented the plan. The sale of my house was more complex than the average sale, and her experience and strong negotiation skills were critical in getting my house sold. She was very responsive during the process and definitely is a great partner for any buyer or seller. I totally trust Dorie and will definitely use her services again in the future. Thank you Dorie !!!!!!
“Dorie was amazing! She was patient with us as we decided whether to buy a home in the suburbs or stay in the city. She helped us narrow down our search and find the perfect house. She is very knowledgeable, very friendly and will follow up to make sure everything is going well. We felt at ease knowing we were in good hands. If you are looking to buy a home, go with Dorie, she’s the best!”
“Dorie helped me find this residence, so when I was ready to sell, I immediately called her. She was wonderful in every way and at every moment: available, knowledgeable, happy to explain and advise. She also provided much needed reassurance and advice at the sticky points. She showed great concern for me as a person as well as being very professional. I would recommend her without reservation. I would work with her again if I were still living in the area.”
“Dorie was a terrific advocate and resource for a purchase that presented significant challenges.”
AnJelique Leslie and Jake Gerstein
“Dorie has great knowledge of the neighborhood and did a wonderful job of advising us of what to ask for the sale price, how to stage the house, and in showing the house effectively. We had buyers before the house was actually listed and we received a good price.”
“Dorie was excellent help in the buying process from start to finish! I tried another broker before her and Dorie provided much more advice and help. She also negotiated down the price and I saved significantly. Would recommend.”
“Dorie was a dream to work with. My husband and I were first-time homebuyers. While we did as much research about the process as possible, we were still very nervous about it all. Dorie was always there to calm our anxieties and guide us through every step. She was always quick to answer any questions by email or phone. Dorie is very knowledgeable and always offered helpful advice. If she didn’t know the answer, she’d find it out quickly. After finding “the one”, Dorie successfully negotiated for below asking price. She was always looking out for our best interests and she always stood her ground against other agents. She provided us with excellent referrals for our mortgage company, lawyer, and inspector.
By far, we were most impressed with how invested Dorie was in our outcome. We experienced an unexpected circumstance with our condo after we were under contract, which lengthened our closing time from one month to nine. She stuck with us, offering encouragement and reality checks the whole way through. Beyond her professionalism, Dorie is kind and thoughtful, and generally just a wonderful person to interact with. We highly recommend working with Dorie”.
” We were pleased to hear that Dorie had a list of potential buyers where as previous agents did not. This alone made the sale quick and painless.”
“Dorie is a kind, patient, honest real estate agent and always keeps her client’s best interest at heart. It was a true joy working with you”
“Dorie is thoughtful, encouraging, helpful, with a great sense of humor, asks good questions to learn what we need/want in a house and to get information for us. She is interested in who we are as people, and clearly wants what is best for us as her clients. Thank you Dorie! “
“I’ve had great experiences working with Dorie to find rentals in the past and most recently with my first home purchase. She has proven to be very knowledgeable and accessible. She is able to explain both advanced and simple questions quickly. She takes the time to listen to your needs to ensure you will be happy with your next place. She knows important questions to ask, which has made me feel more comfortable and confident making my next move. I strongly recommend working with Dorie.”
“Dorie was selected because of her outstanding ratings; she was very patient and most helpful to me being a newbie to the sale process. Dorie is very accommodating, encouraging, professional, and supportive. She uses unique strategies and is a skilled negotiator. Her service and helpfulness is above & beyond, dedication & performance is superior; would give her more stars if I could. Dorie is the best! “
“Dorie was amazing! She not only helped to find our home but helped us through the process. She is very available, responds quickly and helps in all she can. She understood very well what we wanted and was quick to find our property. She gave us good recommendations for an inspector and lawyer. It was our first property purchase and she guided us very well. She helped us in the negotiation and in all the details in the closing of the house. Without doubt we want to work with her in the future again.”
“Dorie was wonderful! It was great for us as first-time home buyers to have her guidance and support – we couldn’t have done it without her! She really made the home buying experience smooth and easy. We highly recommend her as an agent!”
Kate W Moya
“I was so pleased that I contracted with Dorie to sell my house. I was impressed by her very knowledgeable and thorough marketing strategy and the clear way in which she presented this from setting the sale price to offer acceptance.
The house sold quickly and during the entire process her manner was so respectful and patient making it a pleasure to work with her. Both party’s attorneys have complimented the smoothness of the sale. I highly recommended her as realtor for any property transaction.”
“I cannot speak highly enough of Dorie; she made a difficult situation possible and was with me through the whole process of selling my current home and buying a new one. I do not think I would have been able to move without her. She took the initiative to do extensive research on both neighborhoods, post ads for both the sale and my search for a new house, and provide critical guidance on the process and price negotiations. She sold my house within a week of listing and at the price I wanted. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods was invaluable and she constantly went above and beyond to make the process easier for me. I will engage Dorie for any future real estate transactions and wholeheartely recommend her to anyone.”
“Thanks Dorie. You were amazing and a very friendly and well informed Rep and have made the process so easy and comfortable we barely felt any stress from it. We all thank you very much. You most certainly earned 5 stars!
“Dorie provided extraordinary service throughout the selling process. She started by helping us decide what small improvements to make to the house before listing to improve its marketability, and then once she listed the house Dorie was tireless in her marketing efforts. She not only hosted open houses and coordinated showings, but Dorie also used the latest technology to market the home electronically. We received multiple offers and went under contract quickly, and Dorie’s experience and expertise helped ensure a successful and uneventful transaction. We can’t recommend Dorie enough.”
Eric & Margaret Nelson
“We interviewed a few realtors before we connected with Dorie. From the first moment of contact, Dorie helped us to feel comfortable and confident that our needs would be first, something the other realtors did not do. Dorie did not disappoint us; in fact she far exceeded our expectations, which is hard to do. Dorie let us take the lead in terms of accepting our needs and preferences. She was chronically encouraging. She knew exactly what to do at each step in the process. Additionally, Dorie knew the neighborhood quite well which furthered our confidence in her. Finally, selling a home was stressful for us, which led us to call Dorie when we had questions or concerns. She was exceedingly upbeat and positive and was always welcoming when we called. We are so satisfied that we have referred a number of people to Dorie to lend support to a wonderful professional. We highly recommend Dorie. There is no one better. On a scale of 1 to 10 she is an 11.”
Jay and Ewa Colker
“Dorie was very helpful in selling our townhouse. She was always positive and had good ideas on how to market our place against newer units. Dorie worked well with the lawyers and realtors to keep the process moving when we had a contract. We would highly recommend her.”
Janice and Fred Glure
“Dorie is a very knowledgeable realtor and she really cares about her clients. She worked closely with the listing agent to ensure an easy closing. I enjoyed working with her for the purchase of my new home and would highly recommend her.”
“Dorie helped me buy my first home, a condo. She is honest and have a lot of experience in selling/buying real-estate. She is a protector in regard of her client, and will warn her client of any potential issue (property damages and/or legal issue). Dorie provided us with all the info needed (well timing too) to make well informed decisions. I highly recommend Dorie.“
“My husband and I worked with Dorie when we were looking for a condo in Lincoln Park. She quickly learned what our needs were and sent us new listings almost daily. Dorie was always available, and if not, returned emails or phone calls quickly. When we wanted to come to the city to look at homes, Dorie always accommodated us. When it came time to negotiate, she worked diligently to get us a good price and saved us tens of thousands of dollars. Dorie is the best real estate agent we have worked with, and we love the home she found for us. We won’t hesitate to call upon her again if we decide to move in the future.”
“Dorie was a huge help to my fiance and I as we searched for our first home. She called me only minutes after inquiring about a property and helped us every step of the way. She was always readily available when I had a question or concern by either phone or email. Dorie was very accommodating to our crazy work schedules whenever we wanted her to show us a home as well. She was very knowledgeable on the home buying process and was present for every important step to help guide us. We definitely could not have done this without her!”
“We could not be happier with the experience we had with Dorie!
At every step of the process she was incredibly well-organized, proactive, thoughtful, communicative and professional. She is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the selling process, from pricing to marketing to listing to negotiating to closing. We had worked with her in the past on a successful sale in our neighborhood and were so impressed (we got more than we had even hoped for, and all went smoothly!) that we chose her to sell our co-op apartment in Hyde Park. Although she readily admitted her limited experience with that South Side neighborhood and co-ops, we believed that she was the right person–and were not disappointed! She did an incredible amount of research in a very short time and suggested a number of creative ways to market the property. She made wise and timely suggestions about pricing, about when to lower the price, how to stage the property, and how to close the deal. We were very worried about selling our place, having seen neighbors try for years to sell–but we were able to on our first attempt. Dorie exceeded the high expectations we had for her, and I would recommend her without reservation to anyone thinking about selling any property in Chicago.”
“I got Dorie’s name as a recommendation from a good friend. He’s always been spot-on with his recommendations and the one for Dorie did not disappoint. From my first meeting with Dorie I was impressed with her professionalism and knowledge. She had researched comparable homes in the community and had a great recommendation for pricing my house at a point where we would get a lot of interest. Prior to the first showings, Dorie gave me great suggestions on how to arrange the furniture so as to best showcase the interior. She developed a sound marketing strategy that would appeal to a variety of buyers. The house needed some work and Dorie helped me find reputable contractors who provided estimates that were a valuable resource for potential buyers; one time even bringing a contractor to my house that had been doing work at her own home. After every showing Dorie followed up with realtors, gathered useful feedback and kept me informed. I lived in my home for 19 years and the decision to sell and move was bittersweet. Working with Dorie made things so much easier; she was easy to contact, easy to talk to, was supportive throughout the entire process and worked tirelessly to find a buyer who would love and appreciate the home as I did. I would strongly recommend Dorie Westmeyer to anyone interested in selling their home.”
“We talked with various agents, but it was clear that Dorie best knew and truly loved this neighborhood, and that she would work tirelessly on our – and our community’s behalf. She led us through an informed and compelling strategy for sale, she was clear about expectations, and then exceeded them – at an exceptional level. Along the way she was easy to work with, readily communicative, prompt and to the point and always encouraging. We are delighted to have had her as our agent, and count her also as a friend.”
Pastor Erin Bouman
Irving Park Lutheran Church
” As the Realtor who handled the recent sale of our house, Dorie provided us with the perfect combination of professionalism and personal support and encouragement. Her knowledge of the market and the neighborhood is top notch. She guided us through any minor glitches and was just a phone call away at any time. We would recommend Dorie Westmeyer to anyone looking to sell (or buy) a home, particularly in the Irving Park area. “
Jim and Judy Cicero
“My name is Luis Hidalgo and I have had the pleasure of working with Dorie for the last few months on purchasing a home. She is patient, honest, responds quickly, knowledgeable, and very friendly. Those qualities were very helpful especially when dealing with a nervous first time homebuyer like myself. Her hard work and persistence resulted in me closing on a beautiful 2 bed 2 bath condo on Chicago’s northwest side on 7/30. And also at a very good price as well, which left me very happy! Dorie is the best and I definitely would recommend her. Thank you Dorie for making my goal of being a homeowner come true!”
“I would recommend Dorie to anyone. She always had our interests in mind, and made us feel very comfortable. She listened to exactly what we wanted and helped us find our perfect first home. Dorie also is a pro at negotiations. We managed to lower our bid and still get the house we wanted. She really helped us understand what the true value of our home was. Dorie’s knowledge, expertise, and care for our needs helped us find the perfect home. She’s the best!”
“As a first time home buyer, it was very important to my husband and I that we find someone who was very knowledgeable and skilled in real estate. Dorie was that person. We were happy to have her on our side. From our first conversation, Dorie was very professional and responsive. She was patient with us while we searched for the right home. Whenever we had a question, she would get right back to us. We are so grateful to have had her expertise. Thank you for making our dreams come to fruition! I highly recommend Dorie Westmeyer. Again, thank you.”
Dane & Dawn Johnson
“Dorie is a pleasure to work with. Knowledgeable, professional, caring, and nurturing though this home buying experience. As a woman purchasing a home by myself it could have been a dreadful experience. Thanks to Dorie, I would do it again.”
“From the minute I met Dorie when I was buying my house and she was representing the sellers, I knew that she was the real estate agent I would choose if I ever sold the house. Her professionalism, preparedness, knowledge, communication skills, marketing & sales plans, and track record speak for themselves.
However, on a personal level, Dorie is one of the kindest and most supportive people I have ever met. I truly could not have prepared and sold my house without her. I would recommend Dorie to anyone for their real estate needs without hesitation.”
Jennifer Embry Flory
“Dorie was very helpful and thoughtful throughout. She showed me properties that were just the kind of thing I was looking for, and she helped me sort out and get through what turned out to be an unusually complicated purchase process. I couldn’t have asked for a better companion in the whole process. I love my new home!”
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