Our experience working with Jen has been nothing but positive, form our first contact with her. We were referred to her from friends who had worked with her in the past and who had had a great experience with her as well. We decided we wanted to purchase a condo fairly late and had a rather short timeframe to find a home that we loved. Jen made herself available whenever was convenient for us and we were able to start searching for a home quickly thanks to her efficiency. Jen is a very organized realtor, and I cannot emphasize enough how important this quality has been in our home search.
First, Jen was always extremely quick to respond to our many texts, phone calls, and emails regarding all the questions that we had as first time homebuyers. She listened carefully to what we were looking for, and focused her search with those criteria in mind. She was always punctual to showings, and even printed out a booklet with the properties we were scheduled to visit. This made it easy to organize our thoughts as we went from home to home, keeping each property straight in our minds! Also, Jen is a very knowledgeable realtor, and she was able to point our attention to some of the things that we should keep in mind when searching for a home, for example, HOA dues, taxes, the age of the amenities, ways to organize the space, ideas on how to spruce up the apartment, etc.
When we found a home that we loved and wanted to place an offer, she was able to present a price search comparison that same day that allowed us to place a competitive and fair offer, which was accepted thanks to her organization in getting the required documentation together quickly and professionally.
She was also able to help us navigate through the mortgage application process, offering great recommendation of people she has worked with in the past that are equally organized and professional as she is.
Once again, thank you Jen, and we cannot recommend you enough to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Chicago area.
Jen Vest was the best thing that happened in our apartment hunt! Truly would not have been able to handle that process without her professional help. She was personable, knowledgeable, patient, a solid communicator, expert negotiator, and made the entire process a breeze. Jen helped us get our dream apartment and we are so happy that we found her!
My husband and I recently worked with Jen to buy our first condo and had a wonderful experience. We met Jen at an open house she was hosting and was impressed by her knowledge of the housing market and just really liked her personality which was so important to us. We were first time home buyers who had lots of questions and changing wants throughout the entire process, and Jen’s warm, calm, and easy-going personality was extremely appreciated. We never felt pressured or like we were wasting her time, and it was great to have her objective feedback on such a big decision. Buying a condo was a huge decision for us and Jen made the process feel so seamless. Everything from the initial search, putting in the offer, the inspection, helping us find a lender, etc, we felt at ease with Jen leading the way. We always heard that buying a condo was stressful and while this was one of the biggest decisions of our lives, we couldn’t of asked for a better realtor!
“Jen was absolutely incredible throughout the entire process, from casually looking for a home, all the way through closing day. She was very patient and receptive to my shifting mindset and needs as I worked through the process and always ready with a positive attitude and suggestions. I always felt comfortable to communicate my honest feelings about a property or the process and never felt pressured to make a move if I wasn’t totally on board.
Jen has a great sense of the market in Chicago and was able to identify when a property would move quickly and make recommendations for how to proceed to stay competitive. She coached me through one such property that was in high demand and I ended up getting it! And that was only the beginning. She had trusted recommendations for lenders, lawyers, inspectors, a general contractor, movers, and everything in between. She handled the bulk of correspondence with these parties to get me to closing and always made sure I understood what was happening and when.
She saved me a TON of time I would have spent in trying to do the research myself and navigate an unfamiliar process. There’s no way I would have made it through that and happily into my new home if it were not for Jen. I’m so grateful for her efforts and anyone else would be lucky to work with her.”
“My husband and I were incredibly lucky to have happen upon Jen at an open house she was holding. We were first time home buyers, with little to no guidance or support from another company we had queried. Jen is prepared, resourceful, and provided the guidance and information we were in need of. She listened to us, understood what we were looking for, made viewing properties a painless process, and guided us through the process of making an offer (and having said offer accepted). She broke everything down for us and answered all our questions. She also was incredibly helpful when it came to recommending trusted vendors and companies to work with. I’d recommend her to anyone in the Chicagoland area!”
“Jen helped us list and sell our condo as well as buy our new home. What we loved about working with Jen is that her communication is excellent. She kept us up to speed at every stage of the process for both the buy and sell side of things, and was always willing to go the extra mile. Whether she was making sure we fully understood the myriad of decisions we had to make, or putting us in touch with trustworthy outside contractors (i.e. tradespeople/mortgage brokers), Jen always had our backs. We’d definitely use her again!”
“Jen is a true professional and a natural when it comes to building rapport and captaining the home buying process for her clients and all of the players involved in a given transaction. I would not hesitate to recommend Jen and Baird & Warner to my family and friends.”
As a first time home owner I am highly impressed with Jen. She is very detail oriented and affable. Jen was always on the top of the process making sure that I have all the information that I need. She would proactively reach out to everyone to make sure that everything goes smooth. It was a pleasure working with Jen and she made sure that that the whole process remained as less stressful as possible.
Jen works tirelessly on behalf of her clients to ensure there are no surprises. Her research and preparation are unrivaled. She’s also genuine. She earned my trust as both a collaborator and adviser.
Jen is a wonderful business partner. She is highly accountable, and I knew that if she said something would be done by a certain date, I could trust that it would be completed. Jen’s key strengths reinforce this work ethic: she is highly organized (it rivals my own organization, which is saying a lot!), she is good at solving problems (methodical, analytical, committed, and creative), and she holds other colleagues accountable (she has a high bar for herself, and for others). It was a pleasure to work with Jen, and I would highly recommend her for your real estate needs.