The Dobbs Group welcomes you to Rogers Park!
Sitting at Chicago’s northern border, adjacent to suburban Evanston, Rogers Park is not only one of the city’s most varied neighborhoods but also provides North Side homebuyers with some of the area’s most affordable housing.
The lake and Loyola anchor eastern Rogers Park while its west includes many single-family homes and numerous parks. It’s location and great public transportation make is commutable to both downtown Chicago and Evanston to the north.
Knowledgeable Realtors point out that Rogers Park offers great value in housing in addition to wonderful features such as lakefront beaches and parks. East Rogers Parks offers a variety of housing types including single-family and small to mid-size condominiums, many of them walkable to the lakefront while the west parts of the neighborhood have many traditional bungalows as well as grander homes on streets like Lunt and Ridge. Georgian, Ranch and Victorian homes are sprinkled throughout.
Rogers Park has long had a more suburban feel than many city neighborhood and many of its first homes were sprawling homes on large lots. The arrival of the El in 1908 brought a demand for multi-unit buildings that soon began to dominate certain areas of the neighborhood. The majority of post-war architecture was built between 1960 and 1979 and newer construction buildings are not very common in the area. More common is renovation of vintage buildings which places contemporary updates alongside period detail.
The neighborhood’s commercial districts tend to focus around the El stops and along Sheridan Road and Devon Avenue. Howard Street offers newer retail developments as well as long-time neighborhood shops. At the Jarvis stop one encounters the redeveloped Jarvis Square which offers restaurants such as Luzzat and Towbar.
Further south at the Morse stop is a wonderful collection of restaurants and business many of which offer outdoor seating. The Heartland Café, a neighborhood staple, has been joined by restaurants like the Noon House Grill and the Grill Inn. These food and drink options combine with cultural venues such at the Lifeline and Boho Theatres to make for a great nightlife scene. The Loyola station offers more student-centric options such as Five Guys’ Burgers and Chipotle.
Few neighborhoods in the city offer the diversity of ethic cuisines that Rogers Park has. Badou Senegalese food on Howard and Den Den Restaurant on Clark and its Ethiopian/Eritrean menu provide two very different African options. On Devon Southeast Asian cuisine is incredibly well represented by numerous Indian, Pakistani, Bengali and Thai locales.
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. Compass
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 Rogers Park 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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