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"I am pleased to recommend Debra Kukulski as an outstanding Re/Max professional. Deb helped me find my current lakefront home after showing me several water front properties. She was creative in helping me expand my search and found new areas that I had not thought of before. Her patience and diligence helped me find the place that felt like "me" and that I have now been in for six years. I can't say enough about her professionalism, friendliness, customer-service orientation and flexibility!
- Beth L, Lake Barrington Shores
Within 3 days we had 5 offers. We sold it over the list price! Deb was fantastic to work with.
"We needed to sell our home fast to relocate for work. Deb assisted us and we got it done!! It went on the market only a few days after our first meeting with Deb and within 3 days we had 5 offers. We sold it over the list price! Deb was fantastic to work with. She kept in constant communication with us and was very timely in response to our questions and concerns we sent her via text and email. We wouldn't hesitate to work with Deb again and to recommend her to all of our family and friends.Thanks Deb!!"
- Gerald and Lisa Gomez Crystal Lake, IL
If we ever buy another property I would only use Debra Kukulski
"Over the years my husband and I have purchased several pieces of property, none have been as easy and trouble free as working with Debra. She's on the spot and on top of everything that is going on, frequently makes suggestions that would improve our position in the purchase. If we ever buy another property I would only use Debra, we both feel we can trust her and depend on her......
- Liz S, Barrington IL
She is a great negotiator!
"Debra was very helpful in navigating us through our home search and in finally closing the deal. Debra helped us sell our existing home and also find a new home that met our criterions. She was always very helpful and supportive of our decisions. She is a great negotiator and that certainly was the highlight for us. The references she provided, right from staging to mortgage and the attorney, were great and it was an overall positive experience working with her and the team. We will recommend Debra to anyone who may be considering a new home or just selling their existing home. Thank you Debra"
- Ajay and Sarika J, Lake In The Hills, IL
She's a proven real estate professional with strong marketing expertise.
"We've had the pleasure of working with Deb Kukulski on three occasions...as buyers, then sellers, and then buyers again. Deb has the knowledge and resources to help you meet your home buying/selling goals. She's a proven real estate professional with strong marketing expertise. Combine that talent with a passion to assist her clients, and you have the winning combination that is Deb Kukulski. On top of all that, she has a sparkling, positive personality that makes the whole process of buying/selling less stressful and more fun. I highly recommend her.
- Jenn S, Pingree Grove, IL
If it wasn't for Debra Kukulski I wouldn't be in this house
"If it wasn't for Deb I wouldn't be in this house. I love the house but there were some issues that came up in the inspection. The sellers were not budging and I was frustrated and ready to walk away. Deb spoke to the seller's broker and talked some sense into him and the sale ended up going through. I couldn't believe how close I came to not buying this house but Deb stepped in and saved the sale. Thanks Deb! For everything you did! Erick"
- Erick O, Waukegan, IL
You have shown that you do really care about us and not just making money
We have now purchased three homes in the past four years. Just by chance we found you via the Internet for the purchase of our first home up in Crystal Lake. What a find you were! You have been able to guide us through every step of the buying and selling processes and have even be able to refer us to attorneys and mortgage companies that work as hard as you did for us. You are extremely knowledgeable of the industry and helped us stay focused on the "true process" of buying and selling of homes. This allowed us to keep our emotional side out the process. You have shown that you do really care about us and not just making money. We have utilized your website and have reviewed over 1000 homes and we finally found the one that we will retire in. We will never forget all the time and effort you exerted to get us to this home.
- Ron and Dothee S., Bull Valley, IL
Debra Kukulski was super easy to work with from start to finish.
"Deb was super easy to work with from start to finish. She understood my hopes and desires of my dream home and did everything she could to find it. Her web site is easy to use and was crucial to my search in finding my home. I could not have done the home buying process without her and will definitely call her up if I ever need to move again!
Thank you Deb!
- Laura D, Island Lake, IL
If you you're looking for a vacation home on the Chain of Lakes, she's the Realtor you want
"She is EXTREMELY knowledgeab of the area she serves. If you you're looking for a vacation home on the Chain of Lakes, she's the realtor you want to find that "dream home" for you.
- Sonia H., Naperville, IL
I am grateful for all that you have done in helping my son and I find a home. I was working with a tight budget and I had a dream home in mind that I really did not believe that I would find - and here I am! Not only did you hook me up with properties within my guidelines, but your EXCELLENT referrals for the home buying team allowed for a smooth transaction. Candice was with me from start to finish overseeing the inspection as well as professional and efficient at closing. Wendy at US Bank was outstanding. She patiently explained the process and even re-explained as first time homebuyer jitters occasionally took over. The mortgage package offered was a perfect fit for me. Of course, the icing on the cake was your negotiating and contract finesse. I cannot imagine a more caring agent. Thank you for helping my son and I realize our dream home.
- Michelle D.
After struggling to sell our home with other agents for over a year, we contacted Debra Kukulski
""After struggling to sell our home with other agents for over a year, we contacted Deb. Right from the beginning she was well organized and devised a proactive plan to get our home to sell. Her approach was very professional, but also personal and friendly. We never had to wonder what she was doing to market and promote our home - she kept us updated by phone and email with news of showings, feedback from buyers, and comps of other homes in our area. Following her plan, we signed a fair contract with a buyer in just a few months. I would recommend Deb Kukulski to anyone who is looking to sell their home, and I can only imagine that she would make a wonderful buyer's agent as well.""
- Sara & Ken M., Lakewood IL
Your personal attention made us feel like we were your only clients.
"Your personal attention made us feel like we were your only clients. Your industry knowledge, enthusiasm, and creative marketing efforts certainly gave us a competitive advantage in an unprecedented strong buyer's market.
- Jennifer S. and Andy F., Algonquin, IL
I would NOT hesitate to recommend Deb Kukulski to anyone! I cannot thank her enough!
"Deb Kukulski came into my housing situation when I was at my absolute lowest point. My house was on the market for a good year and a half with another agent and I was getting no interest. I signed with Deb and my situation made a 360 degree turn around. First of all, I was impressed with the professionalism of Deb and the way Re/Max does all of their paperwork. It was very detailed and all my questions were answered right away. Deb stayed on task and although it wasn't an easy one, she succeeded! My house was sold! Deb referred me to a wonderful lawyer who also assisted me thru the process. I would NOT hesitate to recommend Deb Kukulski to anyone! I cannot thank her enough! I truly believe this Deb! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
- Stacy, Algonquin, IL
Anyone who would consider FSBO, should take a minute to read this note.
"FSBO Vs. Deb,
Anyone who would consider FSBO, should take a minute to read this note.
We tried. We wasted four weeks and four beautiful spring weekends.
During that time we experienced unqualified “just curious” browsers, calls from hard sell Realtors, lengthy phone conversations with prospective buyers who never showed and over $1,000 in credit card charges for the ads we ran and brochures we printed.
The end result was one half-baked offer at a very low price that was so full of contingencies the attorneys would still be trying to write the contract.
We called Deb. She showed up that evening with a comprehensive market analysis. This was no easy task since our house was a semi-custom built home in McHenry County on a large piece of land. We listed that evening for $10,000 more than what I was asking FSBO.
Next Deb’s professional brochure and website marketing. Deb’s 10-page brochure on our home was full of details and pictures. The same information, including pictures, was on many websites she used to advertise our property. Our home was even one of the “featured properties” on Realtor.com. The descriptive commentary that Deb wrote said it all…perfect! Our FSBO brochure was a meager 1-1/2 pages.
Within one week we had a solid contract from a pre-qualified buyer for just a few dollars under our listing price.
The end result was $12,000 more in my pocket at closing by listing with Deb.
So if you’re serious about selling don’t waste your valuable time, call Deb and start packing! You will be dealing with one of the nicest, hard working and knowledgeable professionals in the business.
Thanks Deb you were great. And, oh by the way, the house you found us is perfect and we are really enjoying it, but that’s another letter.
- Bob and Alice J. Cary, IL
An exceptional, knowledgeable Realtor who has her client's best interests at heart.
"I found Debra through an internet search.
I was looking for a full-time Realtor with professional qualifications who knew what a valuable tool the internet can be.
What I did not realize at the time, was that I had found gold.
Real estate transactions don't always go as smoothly as we would like to think. With one thing after another, my husband and I thought we would lose our minds! First we had a buyer, then lost the buyer, got another buyer, lost that buyer, got a third final buyer, but in the meantime, we found a house but it had a mold problem the seller wouldn't remedy, found another house but lost it because our purchase was contingent upon selling our place. Then we finally found a house only to find we had to wait 2 months after closing on our place to move in.
This involved putting our furniture into storage, with my husband living in Chicago,while I was living in Mount Prospect.Talk about stressful!
We were extremely fortunate to have Debra as our Realtor because of all the help, invaluable advice, and guidance she provided us with selling our place and helping us find another. And the personal web site she set up was a real time saver in weeding out properties.
We would not hesitate to recommend Debra to our family and friends if they need an exceptional, knowledgeable Realtor who has her client's best interests at heart.
- Nancy and Dave C., Crystal Lake, IL
Takes very good care of her clients, always doing what is best for them.
"Very helpful and always there when you need her. Takes very good care of her clients, always doing what is best for them.
Would use her again if needed.
- Jerry R, Wauconda IL
Debra has a tremendous amount of experience and it clearly shows with our results.
"Debra has a tremendous amount of experience and it clearly shows with our results. We were able to receive an offer the first week the house was listed and actually received a better offer another week later. Her follow up is top notch and makes sure you are aware of everything. Would highly recommend Debra to friends and family.
- Michael M, CARY, IL
Debra Kukulski helped us sell our home in 2 weeks!!!!
"Deb's follow up is awesome! She is always on top of her game and provided us with all of the information that was needed to help us sell our home in 2 weeks!!!! Thanks a ton Deb! Can't wait to start looking for our new home with you!!
- Ashley G. Crystal Lake, IL
One offer was for $10,000 more than our asking price!
Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did in selling my condo. I was amazed when you obtained three offers the first week the unit was listed. To top it off, one offer was for $10,000 more than our asking price. That requires great negotiating skills, which you most certainly have. The photos you took of the apartment and it’s surroundings were very professional looking and showed the unit off to it’s best advantage.
I highly recommend your services to anyone looking for the best Realtor in the area.
Thanks again Deb,
- Bea S, Cary and Chicago, IL
Excellent market knowledge and outstanding customer service
"Excellent market knowledge and outstanding customer service is why Deb has been our family's realtor for buying and selling for the last 12 years. I recommend that you make Deb yours, you will be glad you did.
- Robert J., Cary IL
My wife and I have worked with her a couple times over the years and she has been outstanding.
"Debra Kukulski is great to work with. My wife and I have worked with her a couple times over the years and she has been outstanding. Truly professional, knowledgeable and organized. She made the process as easy as she could for us!"
- Jim D, Cary, IL
I must be very honest and rate Debra Kukulski 10 out of 10. I felt like I was your only client.
In regards to the quality of your services I must be very honest and rate you a 10 out of 10.I felt like I was your only client. You always returned my calls within 1 hour. You always were so pleasant even though I really needed your guidance and handholding. I spent 40 plus hours on the Internet reviewing the web site and asking you lots of questions and you ALWAYS responded professionally. You felt out my needs both financially and personally and that takes a special person. You always made time to meet me. I cannot say enough POSITIVE about you! Even my seller saw the differences between you and his broker and he openly told me that he would never use or refer his broker again ever. I would refer you to anyone I know because I believe in you and I really mean that. You are a wonderful person and a LEADER in your industry and a positive image for Re/Max. All the best and may God bless you!
- Ron, Crystal Lake, IL
LOVE my house!
I just wanted to take a few minutes to drop you a quick hello.
I wanted to let you know that I am loving my new house you found me, and I know I could not have gotten this house without you! I told you what I was looking for and you found me the perfect home right away!!
Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put in to finding me the perfect home. Not To mention your patience with me when I put my search on a six month hold!! I truly appreciate all your hard work for me, because of you this process was stress-free and painless to me. I have heard and seen so many people have absolute horror stories when trying to buy a home. Something happens at the last minute or something does not go through, and because of your excellent knowledge and service I did not have to worry about that happening to me. I also wanted to thank you for recommending Howard the loan office and Christine The lawyer to me. They were great as well. I am truly so happy I followed your advice and contacted them to represent me! You were 100 percent correct about them, they were great! Anyway, I just wanted to drop you a quick line and thank you one more time for everything and tell you how much I appreciate everything you did. P.S. Did I mention how much I love MY house??? Thanks again"
- Kelly M. Carol Stream IL
Debra Kukulski is dedicated and works hard to get results
"Deb helped us to sell our previous home and buy the new one! We have worked with Deb previously as well. Deb is dedicated and works hard to get results and to find the best home as you have indicated to her would best fit your needs. We rate Deb five stars in each skill category!
- Sue and Jim H., Arlington Heights
Debra Kukulski has gone above and beyond what I expected of a real estate agent
"Debra is fantastic to work with! She was recommended through a mutual friend and has gone above and beyond what I expected of a real estate agent. She is very personable, and easy to work with, always making herself available for her client. Her knowledge is outstanding and she can quickly gauge exactly what you need in a property. She has helped me find the perfect home for my family, and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a truly great real estate agent. I look forward to working with her again to help my children find their own nest!""
- Violetta S,, Palatine, IL
Debra Kukulski is an outstanding, talented and ethical business person of the highest caliber.
"Debra Kukulski is an outstanding, talented and ethical business person of the highest caliber. I come from a family and personal experience with a deep history in residential and commercial properties and finance, so I am pretty qualified to make judgements about professionals in real estate. They just don't come any better. You can take that to the bank!
- John O, Port Barrington, IL
You genuinely cared and for that I'm grateful.
Having you as my real estate agent was a wonderful experience. I knew that my concerns and housing requirements were important to you. You supplied me information that made my selection process much easier. But most of all Deb you were extremely patient with me and you never lost interest in helping me find a new home. You genuinely cared and for that I'm grateful.
Thank you again for all your assistance and have a very safe and happy holiday season.
- Dan B., Crystal Lake, IL
Working with Deb Kukulski was a fantastic experience
"Working with Deb Kukulski was a fantastic experience, she never tired of my endless questions & pickiness in finding the perfect home. Debbie was patient, and tried to understand exactly what I was looking for in a home, she didn't bother me with houses that weren't what I was looking for. Debbie wasn't just looking to make a sale, she was helpful in every way and did all she could to find me & my family the perfect home. Debbie became a welcome part of my family. She was always there to answer any questions, and her service didn't end with the sale, she got involved after the sale when there was a problem that didn't have anything to do with her or Re/Max. She is a wonderful agent and I would recommend her to anyone I know. I loved working with Debbie, not only do I have a home that I love, but a great friend that I made in the process."
Debbie L. ................Happy Home Owner
Lake Zurich, IL
- Debbie L., Lake Zurich, IL
All the while Deb Kukulski's heart was in my best interest as a home-buyer, not in her bottom-line.
"To Whom It May Concern:
The prospects of buying a first home can strike both excitement and apprehension into anyone who decides to take that first step. Couple the excitement and apprehension with a busy schedule and long hours at work and all of a sudden buying that first home seems more like a dream and less like reality. That is, unless you have an outstanding Realtor, which I was fortunate enough to have in Deb Kukulski!
As a 2nd year teacher and coach, my schedule did not permit me to spend many hours pouring over real estate section and driving around town to see what was new on the market. Deb was able to utilize her expansive knowledge of technology to make my house hunt less time consuming and nearly effortless. In a market where timing is everything, Deb’s emails with new listings within my price range proved timely and helpful in seeking out the best property for me. Deb was able to set up a web-page for me and emailed me every time new listings were added! It was truly convenient to, despite the fact of being out of town on occasion, have all the available properties with pictures on my personal website which Deb had designed. In fact I was out of town when the property I purchased came on the market! Without that beneficial webpage and Deb’s effective use of technology, I may not have been living in the house I love!
Being a first-time home buyer also meant working with a smaller budget. When I first started off, Deb sat down with me and discussed the prices of the houses I could afford. As mortgage rates fell, she then took the time to explain to me how and why I could afford more expensive property. She knew my limits and was never afraid to tell me to “dream a little smaller” if I perhaps chose a house that in my excitement I thought I could afford, but in reality I couldn’t. That type of honesty is not common in some Realtors who instead try to look for the most expensive house so their commission is larger. All the while Deb’s heart was in my best interest as a home-buyer, not in her bottom-line.
My excitement in actually buying a home turned into apprehension as it often times does with first time home buyers. Deb has a tremendous gift of patience while dealing with her clients. She was able to calmly answer all my questions through the offer and negotiation process. Her expertise proved invaluable when we hit a slight bump in the closing process. In the end, worked out smoothly for me, however I do not feel that would be the case if Deb had not patiently guided me through everything.
The confidence I have in Deb’s outstanding ability to be a first-rate Realtor has allowed me to highly recommended Deb to friends, family and even people I have just met! The valuable services and patience she has provided me along with her expertise of technology has made my dream of buying my first home a reality! Thank you Deb for doing such a spectacular job!!
- Jason R. J., Cary, Illinois
Deb Kukulski took care of selling my old house for a better price than I ever thought I'd get.
I'd like to thank you for hanging in there with me for over a year as you sent the weekly emails of available townhouses. I kept hoping and praying that something in Barrington would turn up that I could afford and you found exactly what I was hoping for and got me to quickly look at it and the rest is history --- not to mention that you also took care of selling my old house for a better price than I ever thought I'd get. I especially appreciate your getting me in touch with Wendy Erickson, who got me an excellent interest rate at LaSalle Bank. Everything moved quickly and smoothly and I truly do thank you. Please give me a call some Saturday when you're in Barrington so I can show you how the townhouse has turned out -- I love it!!!
- Sharon V., Barrington IL
I cannot give Debra Kukulski a high enough recommendation.
"I cannot give Debra Kukulski a high enough recommendation. We used Deb for both the sale of our condo and for the purchase of our new home. The listing for the sale of my condo was very well prepared and listed in a variety of high visibility locations. Every facet of the process was very easy for my family and I, and incredibly well done. The Re/Max team has immaculate attention to detail, and all staff we dealt with were courteous and helpful.
When looking for our new house, we were presented with a variety of very powerful and useful tools that Deb has assembled. We were able to search using a variety of criteria to assemble a list of prospective houses, and it was always enjoyable touring houses with her. The house we eventually purchased was recommended by Deb and turned out to be exactly what we were looking for.
I have worked in the sales industry for years, with a very strong focus on a very high level of customer service. Because of this, I've come to expect the same out of the people that I give my business to. I am very pleased to say that my experience with Deb exceeded even my high expectations. She was very attentive to our needs and exceeded our expectations in every facet of our relationship. I consider Deb an invaluable asset and would gladly recommend her to anyone in need.
- Ed and Amy J. Wauconda, IL
Thank You Deb Kukulski!
"Thanks for all you've done for us! You've kept our spirits up, calmed our nerves, answered all our questions - couldn't have gotten through all of this without you...and that's putting it mildly!!!"
- Mary R., Cary IL
When the thought of a Realtor comes up the only person that comes to mind is Debra Kukulski
"I recommend Debra Kukulski for all your needs selling or buying. She has helped many of my customers and friends with their real estate needs. When the thought of a Realtor comes up the only person that comes to mind is Debra she always there... thanks Debra!
- Jed B, Cary, IL
Only wanting a house that was 'just right'...
Pam and I would like to thank you for all your help in our home purchase. You were really patient and dedicated all those Saturdays we spent searching for THE house. I know at times it seemed as if one or the other of us was Goldilocks, only wanting a house that was "just right" and not willing to settle. You were always so cheerful and helpful, and you were always right on top of any questions we had. I am sure that we'd still be looking if not for you. Our new home is just perfect for us, and we feel at home here already.
When anyone asks me how we got such a great deal on such a great home, I simply tell them that we had the perfect realtor. You were there with us every step of the way, even at closing.
Thanks you again for all your hard work."
- Chrystine & Pam, Wauconda, IL
You took the time for us when you were already so busy.
Thank you for the opportunity to let you know how great it was to work with you. You took the time for us when you were already so busy. We were amazed at your consideration and kindness. Thank you so much for helping us become the owners of our dream house by sticking with us through all the back and forth process that goes on during the buying of a house. You were the answer lady and we both appreciate your dedication to our desire. We look forward to working with you again in the spring."
- Pat and Brian H., Algonquin, IL
Very knowledgeable, she never gives up!
"Deb Kukulski helped me sell my last house and buy this one! Very knowledgeable, she never gives up! Works incredibly hard and gets results! She is so easy to get along with...but does not hesitate to tell you what she thinks, and what you need to know and do!
- Chris L., Lake in the Hills, IL
She still keeps in contact and is willing to help my friends and family.
"I have Deb as an agent when I bought my 1st home she was very helpful walking me through the steps, and that was over 12 years ago. She still keeps in contact and is willing to help my friends and family. Deb is there for the long haul!
- Edward M, Algonquin, IL
I would definitely recommend you as a Realtor!
"Deb, you did a great job selling my home in McHenry. I had to move out of state before my house sold, but I felt confident leaving matters in your hands. You found a buyer for the house, handled the final sale for me and kept me well informed throughout the process. The closing went through with no problems. I would definitely recommend you as a Realtor!
Best of luck in the new year!
- Catherine N., McHenry, IL