We are going to advertise you from Fox Valley to Phoenix AZ.
You are the best agent in this area!
Not because how fast our house sold, but because how well prepared you came to our house and how well you put the listing together!
I have spent much of my career managing and coaching sales representatives who were responsible for selling high dollar ($250,000+) capital goods. I knew the type of sales talent I was looking for when we made a decision to sell our St. Charles, IL home. After a on-line search and several personal interviews we decided to use Stephanie Doherty as the realtor to sell our home. Stephanie made an excellent presentation of her skill set and she impressed me as being knowledgeable of the local market and sales process, a good communicator, a hard worker, organized, tenacious and motivated to get results. Her team presented our home well with professional photos and a value added description. Within several days of posting the listing we received an offer for our home. Stephanie skillfully guided us through the negotiation process. She was also very helpful in assisting us in addressing several questions that arose during the home inspection and appraisal processes. The sale was completed in less than 30 days from the listing date to the close date. I would definitely strongly recommend Stephanie as a realtor to anyone selling their home in St. Charles or the Fox Valley.
Posted on Zillow – Roger Himrod, Sold a home in St Charles
“Stephanie listed and sold our home within weeks after months on the market with others and Stephanie always was attentive to our questions. Will recommend for those in the western suburbs”
Posted on Zillow – Bob Dahlquist, Sold a home in St.Charles
“Stephanie helped me sell my home. She knew exactly what needed to be done to the Home prior to listing and was able to
recommend contractors for all of the work recommended. She was diligent and responsive. She was also excellent through the negotiation. She got the job done that others could not. I would highly recommend her.”
Posted on Zillow – Andrew & Brittany Zakerski, Sold a home in Geneva
“Stephanie helped me sell my home. She knew exactly what needed to be done to the Home prior to listing and was able to recommend contractors for all of the work recommended. She was diligent and responsive. She was also excellent through the negotiation. She got the job done that others could not. I would highly recommend her.”
Posted on Zillow – Vijay Shah, Sold a home in St Charles
“We had the utmost trust and faith in Stephanie Doherty and her team to represent us in the sale of our home. She was both friendlv and professional and above all Stepanie knows her estate market area inside and out! We had already relocated out of the state when our home went on the market and Stephanie and her team went above and beyond to keep an eye on our property. We are truly grateful for Stephanie’s help with the sale of our home along with the help of her team. Stephanie will be our 1st call if we decide to move back to Illinois and the Fox Valley area.”
Posted on Zillow – Sharon Behles, Sold a home in South Elgin
“Laurie was our direct contact after our initial discussion with Stephanie. She is great. She showed us the homes we wanted to see right away and was great at sharing her experience with us. She also helped walk us through the whole process of buying a home from what to look for, how to make an offer and the steps needed to close. Even some decorating advice when asked – my wife called her the Joanna Gaines of the North. She and Stephanie also have an extensive network and helped us with loan providers, inspectors and lawyers. Stephanie helped me find pre-approval options right away but did not force any on us which was greatly appreciated. Their energy, attitude and patience make us confident in recommending them to our friends and family.”
Posted on Zillow – Bought a home in St. Charles
We recently sold our home with Stephanie. Throughout the entire process she was knowledgable, responsive and steered us in the right direction with many concerns we had. We were on a time sensitive schedule in terms of needing to sell within 6 months and she helped us sell our home in half the time for the right price! We are now able to focus on our financial goals and move to our new home and couldn’t be more grateful to her for this. She and her husband Don make an awesome team and have always been approachable, friendly and available. We found Stephanie through these helpful reviews and want to do the same for other homeowners. We highly recommend Stephanie without reservations and are so glad we reached out to her!
Posted on Zillow – Laura Fassari, Sold a home in St Charles
Stephanie made the process of buying and selling so incredibly easy for us. She was able to negotiate what I thought would be a tough sale quickly and effectively. Stephanie and Cassie were also able to find the perfect house for my family. I am very pleased with the work they have done and I absolutely recommend them!
Posted on Zillow – Sold and bought a home in Saint Charles
Very knowledgeable honest professional. Extremely scrupulous about getting the best outcome for her client. When presented with conflicting choices of offers she was unhesitatingly honest and true to her duties as the client’s agent. I cannot really say enough in support of this true “Real Estate Professional”!!! There are too few of them. If they were all like Ms. Doherty the laws attempting to enforce her kind of professionalism wouldn’t need to exist.
Posted on Zillow – Sold a home in Saint Charles
Stephanie is the best realtor with whom we’ve ever worked. Her knowledge of the market is unmatched. She was always available, even when she was on vacation, which is awesome. I would recommend Stephanie to anyone that is buying or selling a home in the area.
Posted on Zillow – Client form Geneva
Stephanie and Laurie were always available when we contacted them via phone and/or email. We started house hunting in Jan/Feb and dragged them to several properties. Finally the end of April, we found the house that had features for both my husband and myself. Through the entire process the team that Stephanie and Laurie put together for us from the lender, inspectors, and lawyer, it was a great team to work with and we will be using them as we put our house on the market.
Posted on Zillow – Bought a home in Elburn
“My husband and I worked with Laurie Sundaram, giving her not only a very tight time frame to work in, but also a tight budget for a very specific neighborhood. WOW, did she deliver, on all fronts! We are moved into the exact home we were dreaming of, in the exact time we wanted to move, and well within our ideal budget. I not only appreciated working with her , but her entire team of inspector and attorneys, as well. We could not be happier.”
Posted on Zillow – Heathers Sutherland – Bought a home in Geneva
We met with 3 different realtors and ended up choosing Stephanie to list our home. We couldn’t be more pleased with our decision. Stephanie was amazing to work with. She knows the market extremely well, she is incredibly responsive to calls/texts, and she is very upfront and honest person. She truly does put her client’s interests first and foremost. If you are looking for a great, no-nonsense realtor, she is the one you want.
Posted on Zillow – Sold a home in Saint Charles
“When you work with Stephanie and Laurie, you feel like they are out there for you. We had a mildly complicated sale and Stephanie handled it with ease. She made sales happen. Laurie is incredibly responsive. We weren’t very familiar with the area, and she helped us through that. They want you to be happy for years to.come. I pity people who don’t have the A team on their side! Their experience is so obvious. We had a phenomenal experience.”
Posted on Zillow – Bought a home in Aurora
My results with Stephanie (sale price and amount of time on the market) were more than I hoped for. Based on the results, negotiating skills and listing strategy appear to be top-notch.
Posted on Zillow – Sold a home in Saint Charles
Stephanie is THE BEST realtor in the fox valley area. She is strong, assertive, direct and has exceptional integrity and empathy. Stephanie will make sure to find the right buyers for your home and sell it quickly at or above market value. She is highly responsive and “on” 24×7. I can’t thank Stephanie enough for her sacrifices and for going WAY above and beyond ANY other realtor!!
Posted on Zillow – Kris Maybach – Sold a home in Saint Charles
My husband and I recently sold our home. After researching listing agents in Fox Valley area, there was no doubt in our mind that Stephanie Doherty should be the one to list our home! We did not know Stephanie before. She came to our house impressively prepared with not just one but 10 comparisons of homes recently sold in our area. My husband and I were impressed at her knowledge and felt instant trust and comfort. I will never forget when she walked in and said “I would want to live here!” How compesionate! She guided us in a honest and fair way through the entire process. We think her compansation is fair and we’ll deserved! I must tell you our home sold in 2 days! She is the best of Fox Valley!
Posted on Zillow – Sold a home in Saint Charles
We used Stephanie and Cassie (same firm) to buy our first home. We were looking for a place in Geneva, IL or nearby St. Charles. As someone who tends to rely on online, self-service sites and independent research for pretty much everything, I was skeptical about using a real estate agent at all, thinking instead to conduct the process through Zillow or Trulia without any agent’s help. After some poking around, we ended up with Stephanie and looking back, we’re glad to have used her. Of course, as first-time homeowners, we went through the usual ups and downs of a home search, but Stephanie used her deep experience to set us on the right path, to steer us away from a few traps, to prudently guide us through negotiations, and most importantly, she helped us snag the home we ended up selecting its first day on the market, getting us in for a viewing before anybody else. Stephanie is a fast talker, a good bargainer, and exceedingly competent. Stephanie and her team are always available to chat whenever you need inputs and counsel and will stay on the phone as long as necessary to resolve whatever roadblock you may run into. Overall, we’re very happy we chose her.
Posted on Zillow – Bought a home in Saint Charles
I thought that Mrs. Doherty did a wonderful job to make this as pleasant experience as she could considering the circumstance. (Foreclosure) She always made sure I knew what was going on throughout the process I was never left in the dark. She also worked very hard to make sure that everything went smoothly and that things were done in a timely matter. I really felt she went above and beyond her job responsibilities when the bank and listing agent of the home would not. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house as you will not be disappointed with the service she provides.
Posted on Zillow – Bought a home in Saint Charles
Best Agent and Team Ever! Stephanie, Don and Laurie are a great team! Stephanie sold our home in Elgin in 5 weeks and we even got an offer above our asking price. (Take her advice and price your home for the market and she will get your home sold quickly!) Stephanie sold our home and Laurie helped us buy our home. Stephanie and Laurie are an awesome team and are definitely looking out for YOUR interest! (Laurie listens to what you want in a home and she will tell you honestly what is good or bad about a home …she is looking out for your dream home and wants nothing but the best for you!) It was so refreshing to work with such amazing people. They were so professional, honest, and trustworthy! Stephanie gave 110%! Stephanie and her team are always available for any questions or concerns you may have…big or small. They answer or contact you immediately if you need them! Stephanie and her team kept in constant contact with us and let us know how everything was going…updating us the entire time! Stephanie and Laurie made selling and buying smooth and seamless. Stephanie and Laurie told us not to worry that they had it all under control and they sure did! We would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND Stephanie and Laurie to sell or buy your home. They far exceeded our expectations. They were AMAZING to work with!…there is NO DOUBT Stephanie WILL SELL YOUR HOME!
Posted on Zillow – Sold a home in Elgin and bought another
I cannot say enough about the professionalism and attention to detail that is provided by Stephanie and her staff. Throughout our process of selling a home and purchasing a new home they were patient, honest, and above all helpful when it came to questions we had. Additionally, Stephanie always made her services available whether it was late at night or if she was out of town on vacation. Lastly, Stephanie’s knowledge of the market and the process of selling and buying saved the day when our attorney dropped the ball on numerous items. She went above and beyond her duty to let us know that someone else we hired was not performing their job. Whether this is your first home or the last one, don’t waste your time, Stephanie will work for you and make you feel comfortable throughout the experience.
Posted on Zillow – Bought and sold a home in Saint Charles
After trying a couple of different realtors, we were referred to Stephanie. She was knowledgeable of the market, and the area in which we lived. Stephanie came in with a different, fresh prespective on how to market our home and was professional, upfront and honest in her review. We received a reasonable offer after only a week and a half on the market under her expertise. I would recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home!
Stephanie worked very hard to sell our house. Gave my wife and I valuable tips on how to improve the appearance. Very experienced and professional. Checked in with us on a timely matter to discuss strategy of selling the house based on the market and feedback of the showings. I highly recommend Stephanie. Very glad we choose her to sell our house and to buy a house.
Posted on Zillow – Listed and sold a home
Beginning 1972 through 2013 I have had the opportunity to relocate while utilizing & experiencing five different personal realtors. I could not write a higher recommendation for anyone than I could for Stephanie Doherty. I have found her to be conscientious, professional, and extremely responsive to my/our needs. Also, Stephanie Doherty’s attention to detail was most excellent.
We are return customers to Stephanie and would/have recommended her to friends and family. She is always timely, friendly, professional, and has gotten us great deals on both buying and selling. You will not be disappointed by using Stephanie as your realtor we know that we weren’t.
Posted on Zillow – Listed and sold multiple homes
Being a retired real estate broker, I can assure you that Stephanie Doherty comes with my highest praise and is the most professional broker that I have seen in my career. I would recommend her to anybody that is selling their home. She sold ours in 48 hours of listing it on the MLS. Great job Stephanie!
Retired Real Estate Broker and Seller
We have bought and sold 10 homes over the past 35 years and would say that we have never worked with any real estate agent better than Stephanie Doherty. The experience couldn’t have gone better. Everything happened as planned, on time and without any surprises. Every step from our listing, which was exceptional thanks to the her talented photographer-husband, to the effortless closing went smoothly. She managed the entire process effectively and professionally, including the negotiations. I could go on and on with more superlatives, but will sum up by saying that if you want the best, she is the agent for you.
This was the second home Stephanie helped sell for us. She and Don are the ultimate professionals in every respect. From help with staging our home, the beautiful photos and virtual tour to knowing and understanding the market, they are the best. This is the reason we are repeat customers.
Stephanie did a terrific job for us. Her marketing expertise provided numerous showings very quickly after listing the house. Within a week we had a two offers. We accepted the best offer but unfortunately after a month the buyer was unable to obtain financing. So, the house went back on the market and within a week there were a dozen more showings. We accepted an offer for $5000 over the asking price and completed the sale with the help of the attorney who Stephanie recommended. This was all done via phone and email since I live in Hawaii. Stephanie made the sales process very easy. I would recommend her to you highly.
We cannot thank you enough for the hours you must have spent negotiating and pulling for us. We would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to sell a home.
Sincerely, Cara and Dave Schuster
I relocated from Texas and called Stephanie up and asked her to help me find a new home in Geneva IL. She started working with me immediately in finding out what my preferences were and started sending me properties to view online. She connected me to Don Doherty to help me with my loan for my new home. Don was great in pre-qualifying me so I knew what price range I could afford and letting me know what information he would need when I found the home I wanted to purchase. Stephanie also put me into contact with Laurie Sundaram, her associate to begin working with me. Laurie was great she answered every question I could come up with and returned my email’s very quickly no matter what time it was. I loved working with Stephanie, Laurie and Don they were all so awesome and walked me through every step of the process.
I highly recommend Stephanie Doherty, Laurie Sundaram and Don Doherty they are an OUTSTANDING group to work with and they do have your best interest at heart. Thank you all!!
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Thank you for your interest in selling our house and your negotiating skills to make the sale happen.
We will have no problem referring your office to anyone wishing to sell their house.
Thanks again for all your work and may our paths cross again.
Randy and Gale Hopp
After we decided to list our home for sale, I interviewed several agents. Once I met Stephanie it was clear that she was the one who would get the job done. She was very professional, yet caring and understanding of our situation in trying to sell a home in this uncertain and frustrating market. She was very honest about the pricing it would take to get the job done and she was right on. We did lower the price a bit after a couple months, but then she was able to negotiate full asking price and a quick and easy closing.
I would recommend Stephanie to anyone!
Mark & Carol from Geneva IL
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I live in Texas, but I recently had to sell my Dad’s home in St. Charles, IL when my Dad moved into assisted living near me. My Dad was the last person in our family living in Illinois, and I had been away from the area for nearly 15 years, so I had a lot to figure out on my own and from a distance.
I chose Stephanie Doherty for the same reasons that you should consider working with her. First, she does real estate for a full-time living – this is not a hobby job for her. Second, she has been living in the area and working in real estate for many years – she knows a lot of other agents, service contractors, charities that take away furniture, lawyers, etc. Lastly, Stephanie and her husband Don are very easy and efficient to work with. All of these factors were very important and helpful to me as I worked through the sales process.
Basically, I had to sell a house that was in a non-updated condition (the appliances were about 30 years old) and was completely packed with old (non-antique/non-valuable) furniture. Also, I only had a very limited amount of time to be in St. Charles to sort things out. Stephanie helped me decide that we could sell the home “as is” but also that the house had to be cleared of all the junk. She knew of charities that would come and take away some of the bigger pieces that I couldn’t move by myself. She also helped me find a lawyer to handle my end of the sale.
In terms of the sales process, Stephanie helped to set a good initial price that we only had to adjust once (based on feedback). She also listed the house in a way that generated a lot of interest. We had significantly more showings, feedback and offers in a short period of time (less than a month on the market during the winter). Stephanie actively managed her parts of the process, and she communicated regularly with me. She got feedback to adjust the price to be more competitive, she helped to sort through and counter the various offers, etc. We ultimately got a very good offer that closed on schedule.
This was a very smooth process from end to end during a very difficult time. Highly recommended.
We never had any question that we would use Stephanie when it came time to sell our house. Her years of experience and knowledge of the Fox Valley area is second to none. We definitely weren’t disappointed!!
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Elburn Home Seller
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Hi Laurie & Stephanie,
Lakshmi and I want to thank you for helping us find our new home and for helping us all the way through the closing. We moved into our new house over last weekend and are still settling in. We really love our new home! So, thank you for everything!
Please convey our thanks to Don for helping us with the final walkthrough and closing. He was awesome!
And thank you for the generous gift! It was really nice of you!
Srikanth and Lakshmi
Stephanie Doherty is a very professional Real Estate representative. She has been very aggressive in her marketing efforts of our home and I believe that is the factor that made the sale of our home in today’s real estate climate possible. I can recommend Stephanie Doherty to those who want an expert to market their home.
Posted on Zillow – Listed and sold a home or lot/land St Charles, IL 60175
We met several years ago, when we were looking for an agent to sell our home in St. Charles. I am not expecting you to remember me. My reasons for writing to you are twofold, both long overdue.
First, every year when your signs appear congratulating the STC high school graduates, it makes me think I ought to write to you and let you know how wonderful that is. While it may serve a marketing purpose for you (which I can appreciate), that gesture makes St. Charles seem like a smaller, friendlier town. I just love that. My three daughters graduated from St. Charles East, and all were the beneficiaries of the time and effort it takes you and your staff to place and remove those signs. You don’t have to do it, and I hope that it does keep your name in the minds and hearts of the population.
Secondly, when you came to our house at 7 Southgate in St. Charles, we were in the midst of a divorce, consequently selling. After twenty-five years of marriage, and with three kids, it was a difficult time. My former husband was very rude to you. So rude, in fact, that I was mortified and always felt that I owed you an apology — can you apologize for another person? I am sure that you encounter all kinds of people and am sure that wasn’t your first uncomfortable situation, you certainly handled it well and didn’t blink an eye.
Just so you know, your estimate of the selling price (which I ageed with) ended up being right about on the mark, unlike that of the agent’s with who we listed. My daughter and I ended up moving out of the house in August of that year, hoping for a quick sale, because I was paying half the mortgage, the bills, etc. on the house as well as our own rent, bills, etc. It was a terrible time. The agent for the sale was aware of the situation, and despite instructions (my own and the court’s) only called my husband about offers on the house (which he, of course turned down; happy to have all those bills paid and see us destitute). The ex told the agent HE would “discuss it” with me, which he never did. In February, when I found this out and called the agent; who was so surprised! he assured me that it wouldn’t happen again. Which it did several more times. Always the fault of someone “in the office.” The house finally sold the following Summer.
Long story short, I just wanted you to be able to say “I told you so” at least to yourself. In my imagination, you would never have handled the whole as unprofessionally as the guy we ended up with did, and I’m still stuck with the unpleasant memory of that rudeness.
I’m still renting in St. Charles, contemplating buying a house, contemplating packing it up and moving to Albuquerque (but for those pesky kids…), still stunned and spinning from events that have shaken our lives. I am still teaching reading in St. Charles, as well as typing for one of the local attorneys (NOT a divorce attorney), and have had a variety of odd jobs here and there, just trying to get the girls through college (the rude ex not helping). But I think of you every time I see those great graduation signs, always want to say thanks and mean to write you a note to tell you how charming that is.
So thanks, from me and on behalf of all the other people in town who probably mean to but never write to say it.
Dear Stephanie and Don,
Thank you for finding the home of my dream for me. You listened to my wish list and took me to see only homes that met what was important to me. I could always count on you both to be punctual and considerate of my time. I truly appreciated your tenacity and wisdom in negotiating. The ease and efficiency with which you coordinated each phase of the transaction kept me feeling secure and comfortable from beginning to end. I knew that you had everything under control and my best interest in mind. I appreciated your friendly advise and wonderful professionalism.
I have utilized your expertise four times in the past 2 years with 3 buys and 1 sell – you know I will count on you in the future. I would not work with anyone else and highly recommend you to others without hesitation. Thank you for helping me to live the life I had imagined.
With sincere gratitude,
To Whom It May Concern,
In early April of this year, my husband received an unexpected call that we would be relocating from the Washington D.C. area to the Chicago area. We immediately looked for resources on the Realtor.com website. As we contacted quite a few Realtors via the internet, one in particular, Stephanie Doherty, contacted our home immediately both by phone and by email. Stephanie’s energy, her willingness to listen to our needs and wants made our decision very easy that we were going to choose her to find our next home, quickly. The following week we flew to Chicago and headed for the Fox Valley area. Stephanie greeted us with open arms and made us feel so comfortable, like we were reuniting with an old friend. Then the mission began, Stephanie had done her homework well in advance and had put 4 days aside just for us. We trekked through 30 plus homes and many neighborhoods looking for the perfect home, some homes we went in three and four times. Not once in this endeavor did Stephanie loose patience, cheerfulness nor sight of what we were trying to accomplish – the purchase of our eighth home. After three days of hard work, we found the perfect home and the rest is history. We have now been residing in the Fox Valley area of St. Charles for a month and absolutely love it. Our community, our new friends and our home are more than we ever expected. We are so happy living here and we owe it all to Stephanie Doherty. We would recommend Stephanie to anyone, she is the Fox Valley’s number one seller for a reason, she understands her clients and she is sincere about the most important purchase of a person’s life, a home. It was quite ironic, that after we put a contract on our home and returned to the Washington D.C. area, that the Realtors that we also initially contacted along with Stephanie finally contacted us. Needless to say, they were just a day late and a house short.
It has been almost a year since you helped us buy and sell a home in Batavia. Diana and I would like to thank you for all the help and guidance you provided us during and after the transactions. We know that we expected a lot of you and you either meet or exceeded our expectations every time. After all, you helped us on Fathers Day, on the phone from your daughter’s baseball game, and during our change of mind as we went from one house to another after being one step away from closing on the initial home. We would be happy to recommend your services to anyone we know in either buying and/or selling a home.
Also, you are welcome in our home anytime you are in the area.
Matt and Diana
We worked with Stephanie’s buyers specialist, Laurie Sundaram. She was excellent! Expert of the fox valley area – can tell you area comps & if it’s overpriced, underpriced, or right on just off the top of her head. Very organized & efficient. Always made herself available for us, even in very short notice! Very friendly & personable. Very honest! We appreciate all of her time with us & our 3 small children. she was so patient & understanding of our wants and needs in our house hunt! Never felt rushed or pressured, she gave us all the tools we needed to make an informed decision for such a large investment, I knew we could trust her! Would highly recommend Laurie to all of our family & friends!
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