My husband and I were randomly paired with Julie when we were about 2 months into our home search. We were first time home buyers and felt completely lost. Immediately upon working with Julie, it was like night and day compared to the realtor we had originally been working with.
We quickly learned what the true realtor/buyer relationship should look like. It was like a breath of fresh air. Julie was proactive and made us feel comfortable in any decision we made. I can't say that we were easy buyers as we changed our minds from the suburbs to the city about half way through our search. We had 2 contracts that didn't work out but Julie was always there reassuring us that the right home would come along. Julie was professional, yet we felt a friendship-like connection with her. She was warm and honest. She also is extremely knowledgeable about so much such as legalities, codes, home improvements, etc. It blew me away! And if there was something she wasn't sure on, she always knew who to go to for the answer. Julie was prompt and available and always willing to go the extra mile. She so easily picked up on what was important to us and what we were looking for in a home. Her years of expertise clearly show. When we finally found our home, Julie also knew it was the one and acted quickly to make sure we got it! My husband and I couldn't have asked for someone better to work with for our first time home buying experience! Julie truly is a gem!
Julie has been remarkable to work with and we could not have imagined partnering with any other real estate agent. As first time home buyers, my husband and I didn’t know what to expect.
From the moment we met Julie, she immediately put us at ease and is one of the most genuine and knowledgeable people we have had the opportunity to get to know. We valued the time and attention she spent in getting to know our type of home, community in which we sought, as well as tailoring our search as we viewed more homes. This ultimately led us to finding our dream home. Julie helped to make every step of the process seamless and was so responsive to any question we may have had, while never putting any undue pressure on us. Her attention to detail, knowledge of the process, and community is priceless. We took many, if not all her recommendations on surrounding us with the right professionals to move through the process with ease. We could not be more thankful. Without hesitation we would recommend Julie!
Allie is great. She helped me sell my single-family home and buy a townhome; she was very responsive throughout the process and still is a great source of home-related recommendations and referrals.
On the sale side, she helped me price the home right, so I got multiple full-price cash offers immediately after the first open house. When I was looking at homes to purchase, she was patient and persistent in helping me find the right thing; she even sent a letter to residents of a development I was interested in, to see if she could find a seller for me. She ultimately identified a townhouse building that I wasn't familiar with, and guided me through locking it down quickly when I decided it was the one. She was there for me when moving day got stressful, and did everything she could to smooth the process. It all worked out in the end, and my son and I couldn't be happier in our new home!
As first time homebuyers, we were looking for a buyer's agent who is not only familiar with the Evanston area, but who could guide us through the whole process seamlessly.
Allie was the most perfect realtor we could have ever hoped for! She found us a condo that was exactly what we wanted in a matter of days, got us through the negotiation and bidding war successfully, and shepherded us through closing all inside of a month and while there's a pandemic going on! Allie was available pretty much all hours of the day to answer our questions, address our concerns, and get us all of the paperwork we needed to sign. Moreover, Allie is well-connected and referred us to a great real estate lawyer and a contractor who we're working with now. Needless to say (but we'll say it again a thousand times), we highly recommend Allie!
Julie took the time to understand what downsizing meant for me, unlike most real estate agents. She showed me a carefully curated list that met all my criteria, instead of long computer generated lists.
Although I'd been actively shopping for a year or more, she found my perfect place in just a few weeks. And that was just the beginning! She also negotiated an excellent purchase price for me, helped me to arrange to have my big house cleared out and painted and even helped me find a wonderful home for my beloved dog. Every step of the way, Julie was supportive, creative and highly competent. She's smart and a powerful advocate. I recommend you get her on your team.
We reached out to Allie to give us some assistance with a house that had come available for sale while we were away on vacation.
Her response time was immediate and she provided the professional guidance we needed to begin the huge process of relocating my elderly mother from out of state including referring us to other professionals whose services (inspection, legal) we would require. Allie was patient and very knowledgeable on the walk-throughs allowing us the information and the space to be confident in our purchase decision. With Allie’s assistance we were able to secure the perfect house in the perfect location for my mom. We are grateful and very satisfied!
Look no more! Julie is absolutely amazing. I started working with two agents before finding her here, and they very disappointing. Look no more! Julie is absolutely amazing. I started working with two agents before finding her here, and they very disappointing.
They took days to answer messages, they didn't understand what I was looking for. I was so frustrated. And then I found Julie. She is the opposite. She responds to your messages within minutes, which is important to me. But most importantly, she understand exactly what you want. I felt that she had known me for years! Also, she strikes the perfect balance between having an opinion and not being pushy. And she knows every single street, every single building in Evanston. She recommended the best lawyer, the best lender. And after you close, she will be there for you for whatever you need. I am so thankful to Julie, I can't even express it! Look no more, call her now.
My fiancée and I were referred to Allie by a friend, and we could not be more grateful that we had the opportunity to work with her.
We were nervous about the process as first-time home-buyers, but Allie's knowledge, experience, and intuition kept us grounded. She helped us find the perfect home in our preferred area, negotiated an incredible deal for us, and was totally responsive and reliable throughout the process. She coached us toward a very successful transaction, and we learned so much from her along the way. Allie Payne is an absolutely top-notch agent! We highly recommend that you consider working with her for your next home purchase or sale.
I cannot even begin to explain how incredible working with Allie has been! Purchasing a first home is a daunting task for anyone but in our case, it was next level intimidating as we were purchasing a home from out of state and during a global pandemic.
Fun! Allie was a total partner in the process, visiting dozens of potential homes while we watched via face time. She was critical and picky on our behalf, which gave me confidence in purchasing a home without ever seeing it in person. We moved in this week and are so so so so thrilled with our home. I'm so grateful to have had Allie by our (virtual) side during this process.
Not only am I highly likely to recommend Julie Bird, I already have recommended her. In the midst of Covid-19, I met Julie because I saw one of her listings.
I asked her to show me another because that listing agent was not providing in-person tours. Julie was willing and she provided multiple in-person tours, multiple times and at different times of the day so that I could see it again and again, and then show my husband, and then show my daughter. Julie was very responsive and very knowledgeable about the area and the process (which had changed for Covid-19).
I would absolutely recommend Julie. She worked with us to buy our home this past June, during Covid-19.
She was very knowledgeable and responsive, plus respectful of our desire to see as few houses as possible due to minimizing tours and exposure. She went above and beyond, looking at some houses for us and even sending us video of a couple. Through the entire process, she was lovely not only efficient and effective but a good listener, truly concerned with ensuring we were buying a home where my family and I would be happy. Thank you Julie!
I was referred to Allie by another friend in 2001, after working with an unresponsive realtor who lost a deal for me.
Allie was totally on top of everything and got me a better deal on my house than I was willing to settle for. I've referred her to many friends since then. Over the years, we became friends, too. We both are board members of a nonprofit organization that helps underserved youth. Allie knows and cares about the community and is a consummate professional.
Julie was absolutely wonderful to work with. It is hard to express how much we are grateful for her in just a little paragraph.She was responsive in always getting back to us, attentive in our desires and needs when choosing what condos to view, and professional in her advice on offers, home-buying, etc. If you want an agent who knows what they are doing,...
choose Julie as your agent if you are looking to purchase your new home. I can’t recommend her enough!
I can't speak highly enough about Julie, her knowledge, expertise and network connections! She went above and beyond to make sure my first home buying experience was seamless from beginning to end. Julie was there every step of the way, super responsive and always willing to help. If you're looking for a brilliant,../
She went above and beyond to make sure my first home buying experience was seamless from beginning to end. Julie was there every step of the way, super responsive and always willing to help. If you're looking for a brilliant, professional, knowledgable and responsive agent in Evanston/The North Shore, look no further!
Allie Payne helped us sell our first house. She had it done within 5 hours of the house being on the market (on a rainy, cold, January day) and found us a new house in our preferred neighborhood immediately. Now we are ready to downsize. She listened to our wants and needs and has already shown us good choices. Always available and ready to find what you need, try working with her!
We felt immediately comfortable when we first started working with Julie, then got to like her even more as things went on. Her advice/ideas were really valuable and the people who work are equally as nice and as professional. Julie helped us get an amazing home at a great price. We're so pleased we've asked her to help us find the perfect apartment for our son.
This was my first solo house buying experience, and Allie made it great. She understood well what I was looking for, kept within my price range, and helped me secure a wonderful house! She also helped me find other professionals I needed to help me upgrade the house, and legal representation. I would highly recommend!
My condo wasn't selling. Then, I switched to Compass and asked Allie what I needed to do to get my condo to sell. Allie suggested painting. She handled all the details, and once my condo went back on the market I had a full-price offer the next day!
Julie is the best! She's responsive and has great ideas! We really lucked out that we were able to work with Julie! She was always on time and flexible in when she could meet us. We highly recommend Julie!
Allie not only found a buyer before the property went public, but she helped with details of home repair and moving and clean up. She was very helpful with the different stages of financial bargaining.
Allie has built a reputation among clients for her creativity, attention to detail, and the ability to increase the marketability and aesthetic value of spaces while Julie has a passion to connect individuals with their dream homes, and helping clients have a positive selling experience. Together, they can help you find your dream home. Contact them today!