"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.
"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!"
- Tyson and Kodi M. Bucktown
"Ro was the perfect real estate agent during our recent purchase of a Lincoln Park 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 far 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 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
“We decided to move out of state from Bucktown in one of the worst housing markets in recent memory. I was faced with paying two mortgages no longer even living in Chicago to monitor the progress of my listing and dealing with declining home prices. Thankfully I had Ro as my agent. Some of the items that were important to me in finding an agent were: would they have my best interest at heart would they understand the changing dynamics in the housing sector could I trust them completely how hard would they work were they knowledgeable of my neighborhood would I enjoy working with them as my agent and did they have a proven track record. Ro met and even exceeded these criteria.
She kept me constantly apprised of the number of showings key follow items changing market conditions and what her strategy was to sell. I think it says a lot on how I value Ro and the trust I had in her in that she handled the biggest investment I have (my home) all while I was living several hundred miles away. She made the entire process less stressful and allowed me to focus on my business and family. I can never thank her enough for all her help and hard work and would give Ro my highest recommendation to anyone that is thinking of selling their house.”
- Maggie & Jeff S. Bucktown
"We decided to challenge ourselves and move from the suburbs to the city. We'd been searching on our own for six months. Then one frigidly cold 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. One day we'd viewed some properties and were heading back to the suburbs when Ro phoned and said: "Turn around. I just found and walked through your house!" She was right! And from the time negotiations began till the final closing Ro stayed with us educating encouraging and offering us the benefit of her years of experience and talent. 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 thanKRGto 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
"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."
- Fontini and Khash K. Hyde Park
"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 weeKRGwith multiple offers in what many had called a down market."
- Leslie W. Hyde Park