Kate has been a top-producing Broker since her real estate career began in 2006. She has been named a top 1% Broker by the Chicago Association of Realtors® every year since 2009. She has consistently been ranked by The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends annual report as one of America’s Top 250 Real Estate Professionals and one of the Top 50 in Chicago. The Kate Waddell Group specializes in Chicago's condo, townhouse, and single-family home markets, where they have set numerous industry-wide record-shattering prices. With over $500 million in career sales, Kate is known as a trusted and respected advisor amongst her client family.
Kate is a Chicago Neighborhoods expert, focusing on neighborhoods such as Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Old Town, Gold Coast, Logan Square, West Loop, River North, River West, Streeterville, Uptown, Andersonville, Lincoln Square, and Roscoe Village. Her thirst for knowledge has made her extremely well-versed in the Chicago market. Kate also frequently supports her clients that are moving to the nearby Chicagoland suburbs.
Personal referrals continue to be Kate's main source of business, and she takes her commitment to her clients seriously. With a proven record for negotiation and a drive to succeed, Kate has consistently sold her listings in under-average market time, netting her clients the highest possible price. Kate listens to her buyers' needs and wants; and then finds them their dream home, all the while making the process straightforward and fun. Kate is a conscientious team player who aggressively works on behalf of her clients, always in the spirit of a win-win for all parties.
The Kate Waddell Group consists of 6 experienced professionals, each with general market strength as well as mastery and specialization in a specific area. This extraordinary team flawlessly manages every aspect of client engagement.
Kate graduated with her Master's degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. She began her career in elementary education, teaching for five years. Kate is actively involved in supporting Owls Lacrosse and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.