The Dobbs Group welcomes you to West Town!

West Town is a thriving community that has gone through rapid transformative development throughout the last decade. Perhaps you’re searching for your first home, or considering a relocation to this wonderful city, either from the suburbs or out of state and West Town is on your short list of neighborhoods to explore? Or you live in West Town or nearby and want more space? Are you on the selling side and you need a Realtor that specializes in West Town to sell your beautiful home? Whatever your real estate needs may be, I am confident we can be your thoughtful and knowledgeable guide in exploring West Town and the many housing styles this wonderful neighborhood offers.

Let’s Talk West Town! Click to chat or call Debra at 312-307-4909

Neighborhood Overview

Sitting just a couple of miles northwest of the Loop lies the West Town neighborhood. West Town is known for its unique mix of wide open green spaces, coupled with hipster cafes and record stores, live music venues, art galleries, independent bookstores, and more. More and more retail and ‘foodie’ destinations have been popping up all over West Town over the last couple of years. West Town features a handsome mix of condominiums and single-family homes. The condominiums in West Town are a blend of vintage walk-ups, rustic lofts, and new-construction three-flats and mid-rises. The single-family homes in the area range from smaller cottages and bungalows to gut-rehabbed greystones, historic mansions, and top of the line multimillion-dollar new construction. The completion of daily errands in West Town typically doesn’t require the use of a car, and many residents enjoy biking down the wide streets during the warmer seasons in order to commute to their day-to-day activities.The median property value for single family homes in the West Town area lands around $521K, and has surged rapidly over the past 5-10 years. The residents of West Town are privileged with admittance to the prestigious Skinner North Elementary School as their default public neighborhood school.

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.
Neighborhood Specialist 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.
Helping Hand 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.
Legalities 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.
Negotiations 35 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.
Valuable Contacts 35 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.
Provide Recommendations 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.
Maximize Exposure 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.
Domain Name 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.
Professional Photography 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.
Conduct Negotiations With professionalism, attention to detail and a loyal representation of your interests conduct. Expect and receive confidentiality, responsiveness, resourcefulness, communication and strength.

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Our Favorite Places

Yuzu is one of the Dobbs Group’s most beloved sushi spots in the city. The amazing chefs at Yuzu create a work of art of every roll offered on the menu, with individual and unique plating and creative designs drawn on each dish with dipping sauce.

On the corner of West Division Street and North Wolcott Avenue is Penelope’s boutique. They offer unique pieces for all men, women, and children. Their selection is impressive for a small business and independently-owned boutique, which makes Penelope’s stand out as our favorite shop in West Town.

Kai Zan is another magnificent sushi option in the neighborhood that differs slightly in style and format than its neighbor, Yuzu. Kai Zan is known for its ten course Omakase menu that includes both raw and cooked dishes. The sushi and small Japanese delicacies offered at Kai Zan and is considered a fine dining experience in an upscale environment.

In good hands

Debra Dobbs
What do you look for in the Top West Town Realtors & 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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