The Dobbs Group welcomes you to North Center!
The community area of North Center is located on the north side of Chicago, bounded by Montrose Avenue, Diversey Parkway, Ravenswood Avenue and the Chicago River. Within North Center are the neighborhoods of Roscoe Village, St. Ben’s, Hamlin Park and Northcenter.
North Center’s history is deeply rooted in European cultural influences, and that history can be seen in the architectural charm of the homes and buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During this time, the Selig Polyscope Company produced some of America’s earliest motion pictures and was based in Chicago; their historic production buildings are still standing and being used as residences and retail businesses. The neighborhood includes bowling alleys, three city parks – including an indoor ice arena and North Center Town Square. Boutiques, cafes, bars and cultural attractions are in abundance throughout the many neighborhoods in North Center.
North Center has experienced a stable and steady growth in housing value. Overall, values are up 20% from 10 years ago, with even higher growth in the explosion of single-family homes being renovated or newly built to accommodate the many families looking to live in this friendly community. Values are expected to rise by 5% over the coming year. Prices for condos and homes in Lincoln Square range from $125,000 for an entry level condominium to $2.4million for an extraordinary single family home featuring a theater, basketball court, swimming pool and 4 car garage.
For places to eat, drink and play, the choices are endless. Martyrs’ and Katerina’s (stellar jazz performers) are long-time favorites. Try Corner 41 for the lobster burger. For an amazing cocktail try Tiny Lounge; I recommend the bourbon martini or the margarita. For the best burger around – Kuma’s lounge. Visit Caro Mio for yummy Italian, and best of all, it’s BYOB. If you want to swim, play baseball or wander through 15 acres of park stroll over to Welles Park. And a can’t miss festival is the annual Ribfest Chicago every June.
North Center has quietly and steadily matured into a delightful, livable neighborhood, filled with beautiful homes, trendy and local shops, great food and a low-key vibe.
How the Dobbs Group can help you buying a home?
Defender of your Interests
Debra is known as a fierce advocate for her clients’ best interests. She will ensure you buy your ideal home at the best price and at terms structured to meet your goals.
There are so many amazing neighborhoods and sub-neighborhoods in Chicago that might be just the perfect place for you to live in. Let Debra be your expert guide!
Integrity & Professionalism
Debra is proud to hold the 5-Star Award of Excellence for 10 years running, with top marks from her clients and peers for her professionalism and adherence to highest standards of ethics and integrity.
Deep Knowledge of the Market
Debra’s passion for data means she is an authoritative voice for pricing, market time, neighborhood trends, and school ratings. Debra knows the market and will help you make an informed decision. Check out The Dobbs Report
Debra likes to say the real works starts once the offer is submitted and all the way through to the closing. Debra and her team will be at your side, guiding you through the entire process and ensuring your path to closing is smooth.
Debra works with a handful of the best residential real estate attorneys to make certain every aspect of the contract review process is managed with your best interests at heart. Your attorney and Debra will get you to the closing table on time and minimizing the friction along the way.
38 years of experience negotiating hundreds of real estate transactions, many of them nail biters, gives Debra THE edge when negotiating on your behalf.
Paperwork and Administration
Debra and her team follow a 168 point checklist from the start to finish of every transaction, making certain no detail is overlooked. Debra and her operations team harness the best of technology while recognizing the importance of a personal touch.
38 years of people, places and services at your disposal! Whether you need a home inspector, mortgage broker, moving co, dog walker, or you are looking for the best place for a French 75, or the latest trend in interior design, Debra is in the know and believes in sharing the wealth of her knowledge. Ask for a copy of Debra’s Little Black Book!
Stay in Touch
Debra strives to create a long-term relationship with each and every client. From her property tax seminar to her client appreciation party to her annual limited edition Limoncello, you want to be on her list! Get informed, have fun and meet people.
How the Dobbs Group can help you sell your home?
Evaluate Your Home
Accurately and effectively pricing your home to create the best market for the property. We will provide a Comparative Market Analysis for your house, highlighting the relevant competition, including listings that are active in the market, recently under contract and recently sold, and taking into account variables such as supply and demand; economic factors; seasonal demand; location; room count and square footage; views; condition of property; and desirability of unique features.
We will provide recommendations to ensure your house or condo sells in a reasonable time frame. This will include thoughtful staging advice, a pre-listing inspection and maintenance plan, and a strategic marketing plan.
We will market the property locally and globally. @properties
is locally owned and the #1 brokerage in Chicago and the North Shore. We will market within the network of local brokers and also internationally.
Professional Marketing And IT Departments
Our in-house professional marketing and IT departments produce award-winning work and fresh ideas that distinguish our clients from the competition. Innovative technology and distinctive branding ads create positive and lasting impressions in the marketplace.
Market within the market
Before your home is officially listed, we will market internally to our network of more than 2,000 brokers and their client bases to reach prospects, buyers and referrals, the most efficient transaction environment in the marketplace.
Your listing will receive its own domain name so that interested buyers can pull up photos, video and property information in one easy step. We will also index the domain with top search engines including Google and Bing for improved search engine optimization.
and video optimized for both print and the web are among the most important marketing tools when selling a house. Our digital marketing strategy raises online visibility.
High Quality Print And Online Marketing
High quality print brochures, print and online advertising, direct mail, unique URL, social media and e-blasts. Adwerx – a sophisticated digital marketing tactic known as retargeting, which puts your property in front of prospective homebuyers as they surf the web.
Most Desirable Property
Positioning your home as the most desirable property at a given price in a given area. Pricing accurately and making sure your home is in optimal showing condition will set it apart from the competition.
Staging The Home
To improve its marketability. Furnishing an empty home allows the home to show like a model home and stand out in a competitive marketplace.
With professionalism, attention to detail and a loyal representation of your interests conduct. Expect and receive confidentiality, responsiveness, resourcefulness, communication and strength.
In Good Hands
What do you look for in the Top North Center Real Estate Agents? Someone with a vast understanding of Chicago neighborhoods? How about an invaluable partner and fierce advocate? You should never settle for anyone who isn’t always striving to exceed your expectations!
What people are saying about working with Debra?
“Debra is an absolute joy to work with; she makes a process that can be overwhelming and frustrating relatively painless…when it came time for us to negotiate it was clear that Debra was our advocate. Debra has a strong intuition and is a great reader of people.” HOLLY WISNIEWSKI HAWES
“I can’t recommend Debra Dobbs enough for a buyer who needs a trustworthy, knowledgeable and professional real estate agent. She is more than an agent – she’s a well-respected consultant in her field and one of the best I have ever worked with.” KATIE SHANNON
“I have always found Debra to be professional, fair and sensitive to the needs of her clients. She puts her clients’ interests and needs first and foremost.” ELISSA SCRAFANO
“We never felt rushed to make a decision as Debra would routinely say: ‘I want you to get the property that’s right for you, and I’ll show you as many properties as it takes until you do’.” MITCH WALSH
“Debra was professional, knowledgeable and fought for us to get the deal closed when issues arose. Great job, Debra!” MICHAEL FEINGLASS
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