Patti Sprafka Wagner
In a challenging housing market, it is important to have an experienced advocate on your side. Patti Sprafka Wagner is an amazing Realtor. Her real world experience, energetic support and incredible attention to detail are absolutely essential to anyone buying or selling a home. Before putting our home on the market, Patti toured the house and provided extremely helpful and realistic suggestions for making it more appealing to potential buyers. We listened carefully, followed her advice and were under contract within 30 days of listing!
Nancy Kelty Hoehne and Chuck Hoehne
Patti Sprafka Wagner is a remarkable real estate agent. If you are looking for someone who uses her years of experience to actively walk you through the often difficult and frustrating process of buying or selling a home, you can't do better. If you want someone who will offer both informed opinions and the advice you need to make a decision, Patti is the consummate pro. Patti worked with our daughter and son-in-law as they searched for a home in Oak Park. During the search they looked at dozens of homes from beautifully redone to "what were they thinking?" Patti pointed out the strengths, weaknesses, and potential of each candidate. When the right house finally emerged, our kids were in a position to recognize it and move quickly because of the time they spent listening to Patti discuss the specifics of the others they had seen. When they made an offer, Patti was invaluable in handling the negotiation process. At each turn, in a somewhat difficult negotiation, Patti counseled patience and good sense. When a competing offer emerged apparently from nowhere, Patti devised a strategy which won the day without our kids having to get involved in a bidding war. While we are thankful that due to Patti's efforts, our daughter and son-in-law, are now our neighbors, we are especially grateful that she worked so hard to get our one-year-old grandson only blocks away.
Caren & Walter Van Slyke
We were really thrilled by the service that Patti provided to us. She was especially helpful in the preparation process, seeing beyond the 29 years of "stuff" we had accumulated, to what our house could be for a potential buyer. When she first arrived, she went room by room advising on how we could make a better impression on a potential buyer. She saw what we should highlight and what we needed to put away. We followed her advice. She was spot on. Once the house was ready, we had photos taken. The photos were so beautiful and compelling that buyers found it hard to resist. We listed the house on a Monday and we had a contract 6 days later! We appreciate her attention to detail, her professional approach, her telling us what she would do and then doing it, as she said she would. Patti really knows her market in Oak Park, and that resulted in wonderful results for us. Thank you, Patti!
Mary & Jim FioRito
Our home was beautiful and well-maintained, but overloaded with 40+ years of accumulated possessions. We needed to sell quickly, but had no idea how to proceed. Patti walked through the house with us room by room, and explained what we needed to do inside and out to make it attractive to buyers. we did exactly as she suggested--and the result was four serious offers within the first three days on the market! Patti helped us decide among them, and negotiated timing, terms, and price that met our needs. When a few complications arose (as they inevitably do!), Patti worked with us and our lawyer to resolve them quickly. Patti is energetic, responsive, and knowledgeable about the community, the psychology of buyers and sellers, the marketplace, and the process. She was consistently available and supportive throughout the stressful weeks between putting up the "For Sale" sign and closing on the deal. We could not have it without her!
Joyce & Tim Greening
I worked with Patti Sprafka Wagner and was thrilled with the experience. I was looking to sell my home of 25 years, and because I was a first-time home seller, I put myself completely in Patti's professional care. I'm very glad I did. Patti gave me suggestions as to what needed fixing up and what was fine as it was. I followed her advice on staging all the rooms, and when the house was ready, we sat down to discuss price. Patti's research into my local market was exhausive and compelling. We listed the house at just a little more than I'd anticipated, and began the waiting game. It sure didn't last long. The house was listed on a Monday. There were several showing that week, and by Friday I had an offer, meeting my asking price! Patti was energetic, helpful, and professional every step of the way, but I think what impressed me the most was her attention to detail. In walking through the house, nothing escaped her attention. My advice to anyone using Patti's services is that when she makes a suggestion regarding the looks or presentation of your home...heed the suggestion! It will pay off down the road.
Patti Sprafka Wagner is simply the best Realtor out there. She truly cares about her clients and wants the best for them--she is not just looking to make a sale. She is a strong advocate for her clients in the process of buying a house and goes the extra mile in getting everything done. She knows Oak Park and River Forest like the back of her hand and has a tremendous amount of experience in the realty business. I trust her implicitly as an adviser. I wouldn't have had the courage to buy my first home without her!
We were first-time buyers and completely new (and nervous!) about the whole process. But Patti made everything extremely easy and was an absolute pleasure to work with. She really looked out for our best interest and was knowledgeable about the area where we were buying. Another huge plus is she's extremely honest, this is her most standout quality. She'll be the first to tell you what's wrong with a property, and she doesn't gloss over potential problem areas with a home. She'll tell you up-front about the pros and cons of any property. She even told us key things to ask during the inspection! She quickly built a solid level of trust with us, and we definitely felt we could rely on her for her honest opinion. Patti was very responsive to our calls (which were many!) She was respectful, patient, and didn't pressure us to make any hasty decisions. You could tell she values her clients tremendously, and she takes great care to build a solid relationship. We will definitely be using Patti again in the future, and highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy/sell!
Jillian & Dan Zarlenga
Sprafka Wagner sets the stage for success in real estate
Selling your home has never been more complicated. Today home-buyers can sit at their computers and take virtual tours of thousands of properties. If you are a seller, your challenge is getting your home noticed amid the vast clutter of the internet. What will attract buyers to your home? How will they come to see your house as a place that they want to live? That is where an experienced Realtor comes in.
Patti Sprafka Wagner is an Accredited Staging professional with over 20 years experience in selling real estate. Patti's understanding of what today's home buyer is looking for, helps her to advise her home seller-clients on how to prepare their property to maximize value and impact, "The most important part of the selling process happens before the house goes on the market," Patti says, "Home sellers often underestimate what they have to do to prepare their property for sale. Staging the property can often be the difference between selling in three days or three months."
To stay on top of the market, Patti regularly pursues professional development and continually studies market conditions. In addition to her Staging Designation, she is also a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Larger, higher priced homes attract a unique home buyer. "The more expensive the home, the smaller the pool of potential buyers," Patti says, "I work hard to make sure that the luxury homes I represent get the broadest exposure to the most qualified buyers."
Patti Sprafka Wagner offers her clients a full service approach. She will help you get your house ready for viewing and then market it in the places that will attract the best possible buyers. From negotiating the contract to navigating the thorny maze of home inspections and quirky village regulations, Patti always strives to make the process, not only smooth for her clients, but pleasant. "Buying or selling a home is an exciting time," she says, "my job is making sure my clients can enjoy the process and be happy with the outcome."
If you are thinking of making a move, contact Patti Sprafka Wagner at
708-218-8102 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit her website at www.OakParkRiverForestRealEstate.com or www.PattiWagner.com.
Patti Sprafka Wagner
- #1 In Oak Park Sales Volume & Single Family Homes Sold, 2013, MRED Multiple Listing Service
- #1 in Oak Park Residential Listings Sold, 2012, MRED Multiple Listing Service
- #1 in Oak Park Residential Sales, 2011, MRED Multiple Listing Service
- Selected as a "5-Star Real Estate Agent" in 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014, by the Chicago Magazine/5 Star Professional Partnership
- Selected to Serve on the real estate board's Professional Standards Committee, for the last 15 years
- Ranked #1 or #2 in the Oak Park Area Association of Realtors for sales for 10 years
- Ranked in the top 5% of all Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agents Nationwide for 15 years
- The Top Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker Sprafka Realtors for 19 years
- Illinois Association of Realtors President's Club, Multi-Million Dollar Producer 20 years