Connie Abels Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Premier

Connie Abels

Real Estate Agent at
RE/MAX Premier

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  • Foreclosure Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Residential Homes
  • Condominiums
  • Short Sales
  • Seller Representative
  • Multi-Family
  • 2-4 Unit Buildings

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Agent Highlights

Connie is a top selling Chicago agent - having sold over 82% more properties in Chicago than the average agent.
Connie has great Condo experience - having sold 309 more condos than the average agent.
Connie is a Short Sale expert - working with over 82% more short sales than the average agent.

More about Connie Abels

I have lived and worked in Rogers Park since 1980. I raised my daughter here. I have built my business and my reputation representing Sellers & Buyers of this Community. It is always better to list your property with an area expert so that your representative can respond with knowledge about schools, transportation, local activities and the new and established developments in both business and residential real estate in Rogers Park/Edgewater. I AM that person! I have been consulting, brokering, and assisting distressed property owners in the area of foreclosures and short sales since 2006. I empathize with owners who are put into a position to have to leave their home, without the expected equity, due to financial hardship. I try to help them minimize the stress by sharing experience and knowledge, along with my team of experts, to try to assure as smooth of a transaction as ...
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Certifications

Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR)

Awards

8001-Rogers Park # 1 Realtor 2000-2018

License Number

10902010893AC

Connie earned the Best of HomeLight Award in 2018 for being in the Top 5% of agents in the area.

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Connie Abels's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Connie was incredible to work with selling our home. She was always calm, steadfast and very knowledgeable of the selling game. She was patient with our questions and always available for any concerns. We strongly recommend her for your real estate needs.

      - Kathleen McKinley
    • Connie Abels is the absolute best realtor in the Rogers Park area! She really knows the neighborhood like the back of hand! She also knows a lot about construction and design! Furthermore, she has great referrals to meet additional needs along the way! These things made our search for a new home very enjoyable and enlightening. She is very protective of her clients and truly desires the best for them. Connie shared her knowledge and her well informed opinion of each home and the area in which it was located every time a potential listing appeared. She is wise and gives sound advice. Connie worked around the clock to find just the right home for us. She was exceedlingly patient and supportive as our search was extensive and lengthy. We also really appreciated her wisdom and experience when it came time to negotiate. Connie worked very hard and was exceptionally creative when working with all parties involved. Once again, her knowledge, wisdom and experience served us very well! It is also a great pleasure to work with Connie as she is simply a joyful person! Her smile and inspiration were very welcomed in the midst of the natural stresses that the home buying experience brings

      - Shannon Manikka
    • Connie has been fabulous through the entire process. She knows Rogers Park and the surrounding area like the back of our hand. As we considered different properties, she brought up things for us to consider (e.g., in a three-unit building, you may be on the hook for snow removal). We really had a laundry list of requirements that changed as we saw the various properties and Connie was supportive through the whole journey. I cannot recommend her more highly

      - Matt M
    • If you are buying in Rogers Park look no further than Connie Abels when selecting your realtor. She not only helped us buy our condo but sell as well. She has expertise knowledge of the area and the market. She always puts the customer first and goes above and beyond to meet the buyers needs. When selling, she was able to market our property and have it sold in well below average days on market standards. I would recommend Connie to anyone and wish I had a realtor like her in my new city. She truly is Rogers Park's number one real estate agent and I am forever thankful for the dedication she made in buying and selling my home

      - John Tata
    • Thank you, Connie, for helping us sell our condo in Chicago! Your knowledge and expertise of the area and market is amazing! You were wonderful and helpful in the whole transaction! If anyone needs to sell or buy property in Chicago, I highly recommend Connie! She's been there for years, knows her stuff and makes the process so much easier!

      - Joel and Deb Stava
    • Connie is the best! She works hard, and she works hard for YOU! She helped my partner and I buy our first home, and with all the possible headaches and uncertainties that come with the home-buying process, Connie made everything flow as gently as a creek in the forest on a summer afternoon. Work with Connie, and go find your new home! It's actually really fun!

      - Alissa C and Sebastian K
    • Great professional realtor. Great marketing,individual web site for my property, professional photographer made the house look great. Sold in 5 days for above asking price which was high to start with. Connie knows the market, knows how to aggressively market a property, and remedy issues that would diminish the property value. Excellent real estate professional!

      - Ramsey T
    • Connie is very nice, professional and helpful. She is very knowledgeable about the area/market and guided me through the selling process each step of the way. She is responsive, as well as attentive and puts her clients needs first. I would highly recommend Connie to others who are looking to buy or sell in Rogers Park.

      - Brendan Douylliez
    • Connie Abels is amazing. If you are looking to buy or sell in Rogers Park, Edgewater, Andersonville, Evanston, Skokie or any of the surrounding areas look no further. I sought out her advice when buying my current home I had a tall order to fill when it came to fulfilling the needs of my family and myself. Connie went so far above and beyond what other agent had in the past (there were only 2, but still...I know hard work when I see it!), and I always felt that she genuinely had my best interests above everything else! She was so knowledgeable when it came to absolutely every aspect of home buying: the neighborhoods, parking, the entire buying process. She was able to help me clarify my needs and helped me to find a home that really works for my family. She took the fear and anxiety out of home-buying and I was actually able to enjoy the process. I found her to be kind, down to earth, approachable, responsive and very accommodating. I recommend her to everyone!

      - Elizabeth Tatge
    • Connie is wonderful in understanding your needs and has a wealth of information on anything or anybody you need to make buying easier. If you need a banker, real estate lawyer, painters, decorators you name it.

      - Jan B
    • Connie Abels is such a great person to work with. Very personable, very knowledgeable, and very positive. Unfortunately my condo was a short sale and the mortgage would not accept the multiple offers Connie brought to the table. She was very responsive to all of my needs and made the process very easy for me on my end especially since I was in a vulnerable position. I would definitely recommend Connie to anyone that is looking to sell their home around the Chicagoland area and if I was ever in need of selling a home again I would contact Connie

      - Rebecca Locks
    • Connie was wonderful. She knows Rogers Park incredibly well and had great enthusiasm for my unit. She was extremely responsive to any questions or concerns I had. All in all, just great to work with.

      - Edie R
    • If you are looking to sell or buy a house in Rogers Park, you should contact Connie Abels. Connie assisted me in selling my recently deceased father's home. What she did is what she said she would do. Connie provided a detailed marketing plan; provided detailed and insightful guidance in pricing the house; and took over the process during a difficult and emotional time. What sets Connie Abels apart is that she first listens to you and tries to understand your concerns. Second, Connie communicates with you throughout the process, letting you know on a day to day basis how the sale is going and what she is doing. Third, when you get to an offer, she "holds" your hand and walks you through the myriad of steps that take you to the close. The result is a worry free process that Connie leads from beginning to end. From my view, it was a transparent and smooth process and I'm grateful to Connie for taking the lead during a difficult time for our family.

      - Ken Bower
    • Connie Abels' help in my condo search was immeasurable. I had been looking on and off for condos over two years with other realty companies, but Connie really provided the knowledge, the enthusiasm, and the follow-up skills I needed to speed up my search. She brought her professionalism and interest on Day One and her service never flagged after that. In less than two and a half months after meeting Connie, I was closing on a condo that satisfied what I was looking for in terms of price, location, and condition. Connie is especially knowledgeable of the Rogers Park neighborhood, which was particularly helpful for me because that was my first location choice. It was helpful to have her feedback. She did not "push" anything on me but did give me information about the properties and the process that I might not have known or thought about otherwise. As a first time, homebuyer that was very important to have. I highly recommend Connie Abels as a real estate professional.

      - M Kocher
    • Connie is the first person you should consider if selling your home or condo in the Rogers Park area of Chicago. She is the most knowledgeable realtor in the area. Connie went above and beyond for us selling our condo

      - user03536290
    • Connie Abels is a top-notch professional whom, not only fully knows her business, but who is also empathetic, down-to-earth and "holds your hand" every step of the way! Since I was totally overwhelmed by selling my parents home and had never sold a property before,she was a God-Send. On top of staying in constant contact with her clients, she is also very well connected to outside sources; i.e. contractors for rehab work and she also helped me find a reasonably priced junk hauler to help in clearing out the property. Connie first showed the house on 8/19/14 and by 9/6/14 we had a serious offer; the negotiations went well and we closed on 9/26/14. I am unequivocally impressed, not only by this agents expeditious sale of the house, but also her caring demeanor. This is the agent for you, no need to look any further, go with Connie!

      - Patty W
    • Connie is an exceptional broker in a sea of mediocrity. If you want the best broker to help you buy or sell a property on the north side of Chicago, I suggest that you contact Connie. She will provide the best in professional service and help you achieve your transaction goals. She receives my highest recommendation.

      - J Dragic
    • Connie worked tenaciously to get the right price for our eclectic Rogers Park house. Unlike the other agents we interviewed, she seemed to appreciate the unique qualities of our house and marketed them effectively. I give her the highest recommendation!

      - Ed M
    • When I was looking for a Realtor to sell my recently deceased father's house, we identified the top 3 realtors in Rogers Park and interviewed each. While each had solid experience and success, Connie Abels just rose to the top. When we did a walk-through of the house she took detailed notes that included the smallest of issues. I had a list of questions that I asked each realtor and Connie was the only one to thoroughly answer each one in detail. Connie presented her overall marketing plan, her recommendation for pricing the house and why, and what steps I needed to take to get the house ready for sale. Probably the most important part of dealing with Connie was she listened to my thoughts and concerns then treated them with respect and understanding. After getting the house ready for sale and listing it, within 4 days we received a viable offer within the range we thought the house would sell. We couldn't be happier.What makes Connie Abels the best choice for us was:1. She listens to you, tries to understand and respond to your concerns.2. She communicates - throughout the process, from beginning to close, Connie explained each step: what to expect and how to respond.3. She is professional in every sense of the word.4. She shows empathy. If you are looking to sell or buy a house, make sure Connie Abels - ReMax NorthCoast is on your list.

      - Ken B
    • Connie is amazing! As a first time naive home buyer with a tight budget I really needed someone who I could trust. The more that I learned about home buying during my closing process the more I realized how well she had taken care of me, she thought of all the little things that could have been a problem for me and took care of them without me even asking. I took all her recommendations for my inspector, attorney, and mortgage lender and I am very happy with the service I received from all of them. She has even offered to be a resource for any future home repairs I need! I highly recommend her for any Roger's Park/Edgewater home buying--she really knows the community.

      - Bethany C
    • Connie worked with me as I bought my first home- a short sale with lots of bumps in the road. In addition to finding me a beautiful home for a great price, she stood by me during the entire short sale process. She gave advice, connected me to the right people, and all-around fought for me and the sale. I think he knowledge on Rogers Park is exceptional, and I found her professional yet very warm and friendly!! I definitely recommend working with Connie!!

      - Voni D
    • I've been working with Connie probably for the past 2 years. My situation was a bit complicated and difficult. She was really great through it all! She was patient and kept me on track. She also put me in touch with all the right people that I needed to get things moving and sorted out. I would definitely recommend her for all of your real estate needs! She's knowledgeable, friendly and kind!

      - Iris S
    • Connie, went above and beyond her duties as an agent and almost became a contractor supervising the work to be done at the house prior to closing.

      - Victor S
    • Connie represented us in the sale of our Condo in Rogers Park and we were very pleased with her services. She is very experienced, professional and knowledgeable with real estate in the area. Would highly recommend Connie for residential real estate in the North Chicago Area.

      - T Apperson
    • Connie took the time to make herself aware of the sort of living space I needed and desired, and explained the process of home-buying as succintly as possible (which I appreciated because I did not know all the steps). The listings she then provided were focused on my expressed desires (such as a top floor) and she let me choose which one to see first. She had people ready for me for financing, inspection, final walk-thru, and closing, Connie Abels inspried trust in her from the beginning, which lasted all through.

      - Tom Woodworth
    • Connie was wonderful to work with! We happened on her by attending an open house that she was hosting. After discerning our wants and needs, she referred us to a few other open houses that day which led us to the home we now have and LOVE! Connie helped us in every step of the process, referring us to home inspectors, lawyers, etc. All of which were great to work with! She streamlined the process and we were soon in our new home! Connie is a long time resident and business owner in the Rogers Park community and seems to know everyone and can refer knowledgably for almost any service. We were grateful to have Connie as a part of our team!

      - Raquel Garcia
    • I can't say enough about Connie as a Real Estate Pro - she knows Rogers Park better than anybody I've ever met; she is a devoted partner in helping you and she is smart as a whip and sooo market-knowledgeable when it comes to finding the right properties for you. My experience with Connie was to find a great 2 flat in Rogers Park and she helped me find a gem near Loyola. Connie is tireless and endlessly energetic: she is highly communicative and always easy to reach. As far as I'm concerned -- if you are looking for a place or selling a place, Connie is the right person to help! Connie is always helpful, collaborative and ultimately wise in making the right move for you!

      - Eric D
    • For a first time homebuyer, Connie was wonderful to work with. She was very patient when answering my basic questions and has an incredible knowledge of the Rogers Park area. She was always quick to respond to my questions via email and was more than happy to show me a handful of properties on New Years Day.

      - Briana F
    • I can't say enough good things about Connie. She is awesome, plain and simple. She's THE expert in Rogers Park--it seems like she's familiar with every building in the neighborhood. Connie was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was EXTREMELY helpful in navigating my difficult situation, starting from that first phone conversation. When I was stressed, she was always patient, giving me the facts and the relevant info that I needed. I really appreciated her "bedside manner". Of course, most importantly, she sold the condo, and did so expeditiously. Connie is truly an expert realtor. I highly recommend her.

      - Sean C
    • I can't say enough about Connie as a Real Estate Pro - she knows Rogers Park better than anybody I've ever met; she is a devoted partner in helping you and she is smart as a whip and sooo market-knowledgeable when it comes to finding the right properties for you. My experience with Connie was to find a great 2 flat in Rogers Park and she helped me find a gem near Loyola. Connie is tireless and endlessly energetic: she is highly communicative and always easy to reach. As far as I'm concerned -- if you are looking for a place or selling a place, Connie is the right person to help! Connie is always helpful, collaborative and ultimately wise in making the right move for you!

      - Eric Dougal
    • Even though the Open House Connie was hosting didn't appeal to us, she told us of other properties in the area that she thought we would like after hearing us describe what we were looking for. We viewed two of the three she had mentioned, that she wasn't selling mind you, and loved the second one. We then asked Connie to represent us and she made the purchase of our new home easy and fun! We recommend her without hesitation. She truly wants people to find the home they will be happy in!

      - Eugene Beran
    • Connie has helped us buy and sell and she is extremely helpful and fun to work with. Her vast experience has guided us through some rather interesting situations - all of which have winded up going in our favor, probably because of Connie!

      - Lis Apperson
    • In 10 days on the market, our family house drew six offers, thanks to Connie Abels. We accepted the offer that hit the price we sought and closed on the sale last week. Connie and her associate were extremely responsive; I received an answer to an e-mail or phone call immediately. And any response I got was assuring and obviously backed by years of experience and proven knowledge. It was a pleasure to work with Connie and I would recommend her to any seller.

      - Kim O
    • I highly recommend Connie for buying and selling. She knows Rogers Park and Edgewater like the back of her hand. We looked at so many properties and she never was put off with any place I wanted to go see. I work odd hours and she was available to me at anytime of the day or night. Thanks to Connie, I now live in a spectacular condo.

      - Susan Winn
    • Connie was professional, able, willing and Knowledgeable about my Short Sale listing needs. She got it under contract not once but twice!.. and had a third waiting during the very long and frustrating short sale process. She helped every way she could to get the property sold and we were successful. I have recommended her to others and they have all been grateful to have met her and have her represent them in Real Estate. A real expert and wonderful person to work with.

      - Matthew B
    • Connie is fantastic, especially for first time home buyers! Connie has excellent knowledge, great connections, and was outstanding with consistently keeping in contact. She was thoughtful to my needs and was able to guide me through the home buying process with no problems. I could not ask for a better person and will continue to use and recommend Connie in the future!

      - John T
    • No one knows Rogers Park like Connie Abels does - no one. She is the consummate professional who is on top of every detail and makes sure that her client have the best representation.

      - Erica M
    • I cannot say enough good things about Connie Abels. We recently purchased a home at auction and Connie's vast knowledge and advice throughout the process proved to be invaluable. While the property we wanted presented a handful of unexpected challenges, Connie provided step-by-step guidance and support that helped us overcome problems and deal with issues effectively. She is an expert not only of Rogers Park properties and their history, but is also very knowledgeable regarding construction, building permits and codes. And if there is something that Connie can't do, she knows a guy that can. Her recommendations also proved to be helpful, friendly and knowledgeable...just like her. We highly recommend Connie for all your real estate needs.

      - Christie H
    • Connie does fine work. She's motivated and effective at getting the best price for your property. Her experience shows in her ability to "seal the deal", even under challenging circumstances. Recommended.

      - Chris H
    • This is my second purchase with Connie Abels and she is absolutely great. She knows the neighborhood well and finds out what you want and sets your expectations appropriately. She will watch out for your interests and give you an honest expert opinion. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking in Rogers Park.

      - Brian K
    • Connie was an awesome real estate agent. She was very thorough, personable, patient, and available, and helped us find a perfect home. She walked us through the unfamiliar parts of buying a first home, and we ended up with a great condo in Rogers Park at a really good price. Her referrals were also all top-notch, and we were pleased with the services of the people we ended up working with through her.

      - Louis K
    • Connie is the best! She should be your first choice in the Rogers Park area, nobody knows the area better and I don't believe anybody works harder for all her clients. Our codo wasn't the most expensive by far and she was always available when contacted, gave our small place as much attention as a she would a lakefront penthouse. If you can you should employ Connie to sell your property.

      - Justin J