“Carla Walker was recommended to me by a friend. She did an excellent job in selling my townhome. She had a plan from the start and incorporated all her skills into marketing for the sale. She covered all the necessary steps including professional photos, an open house, and answering all the questions from potential buyers. She was very knowledgeable of the current market, was responsive to my calls, negotiated a great contract for me, and kept me informed through the various stages of the sale including the closing. I was very pleased with Carla and I highly recommend her.”
Carla & Jim Walker are consummate professionals. They are not only very knowledgeable about all things “real estate,” they and their team educated and guided me throughout the entire process. They were responsive to my questions and concerns and were honest about the listing price, the current market and what to expect. Due to my timeframe, I ended up renting my property. Carla and her Associate, Dylan Platwood, found the perfect Tenant. I highly recommend the Walkers and their team.
Carla Walker helped me sell a two bedroom condo in Lincoln Park and then purchase a one bed in Old Town. The Lincoln Park condo sold in only 8 days due to Carla’s excellent marketing of the home. I found a great one bed after Carla sent out letters to all of the owners in a high rise apartment telling them that she had a client interested in living in the building. She received responses and now I am living in my ultimate building! Not only is she an amazing realtor, but she is also so much fun to be around. It was an amazing experience! I highly recommend Carla Walker.
My husband and I were first time homebuyers and we just closed on our new condo. Carla was very helpful and very patient. We had a lot of questions not only about the condos but about the buying process and she answered all of them patiently and as if she didn’t have anything or anywhere to be (even though I know that she had plenty of other clients/appointments). She was even happy to have my parents along for part of the ride!
The most outstanding part of our experience was that even though my husband and I loved (and eventually bought) the first condo we saw, she was very adamant about making sure that we saw plenty of other options in our desired location and other very good neighborhoods. This only helped us feel more comfortable with our purchase but we definitely saw some others that we liked. All in all, we would definitely recommend Carla and will use her again when we need to sell or purchase in the future. Good luck to future buyers!
We worked with Carla to sell our Gold Coast condo during the difficult summer of 2010. She was creative in pursuing new approaches to encourage buyers; she was tireless in her work on our behalf. And she was superb in serving us in negotiating both the sale of our condo and the purchase of another condo–in Lakeview. We would use her again in a heartbeat and would recommend her to anyone seeking the consummate professional and extraordinarily knowledgeable realtor.
Let’s turn back the clock, longer than I’d like to mention, to our first meeting. You have an uncanny ability to read and accommodate people, Carla. At the time I had over 1,000 employees at my companies. I was very hands on, and I remember thinking that you portrayed the “people culture” that I worked so hard to teach. As you sensed, I buy but I do not get sold, and it was impressive how for years you threw out the bait; always a pretty property on the lure but I never felt it was right to bite.
We had our minds set on the Water Tower residences, SE exposure, but at a value reflecting my ability to close quick and with no contingencies. Your unexpected call about our new unit was SO appreciated… the perfect apartment under perfect circumstances. This sale would never have closed without you continually and tactfully piecing me back together, and our patience in walking me through the onerous and insulting application process was truly above and beyond. My attorneys now was you to be their contact to me!
The only way to repay your loyalty and incredible tenacity is by my becoming your greatest reference and advocate. Know that I never refer anyone, EVER, this shows the high level of confidence I have for you. Networking with these referral and my other friends will some day be very beneficial as they control some of the greatest properties in Chicago. My wife and I wish you success and our family ill always be thankful to you for presenting us with the opportunity for our new home in the sky.
My downtown condo was on the market for 8+ months with another agent and first thing Carla did when she visited was make suggestions on how to improve my condo’s marketability- before she even had the contract!
Needing to sell our 3-bedroom condominium in connection with an out-of-state job relocation, Carla stepped right in and gave us exactly what we needed– a professional and un-sugarcoated assessment of current market prices, a sensible pricing strategy and a road map to get our condo onto the market. Carla also connected us with the right tem of organizers, painters and handy men who pitched in to help my wife get our condo into a market-ready condition in less than 2 weeks. Three weeks after listing in the summer of 2011 we had a contract, and in eight weeks, a successful closing.
During a buyer’s market, it’s more important than ever to have an enthusiastic positive, and informed realtor represent you and your home. Carla Walker and her team are the best by far. Due to her thoughtful analysis of comparable condominiums, we were able to competitively price our condo and have a purchase contract that met our expectations. From the very beginning, through the walkthrough and closing, Carla advised us on all aspects of selling a home. She gave us tips on how to represent our home in the best possible way.
We met Carla Walker during stressful circumstances, losing our mom. From the onset, she was warm and caring, yet professional and definitely knew the area and how to guide us. I know now that we should have taken her excellent advice and remodeled the kitchen first, then put it on the market. Instead we waited 4-5 months, then did so. Oy! That was a rough year for us and Carla made it better for us. We are extremely appreciative for all her hard work. Carla was very easy to communicate with, always available by phone or email. As changes in the market were becoming evident, we felt she kept ‘moving’ our property, offering ‘keeping it fresh and out there’.
Throughout the entire transaction of our sale- from placing our condominium on the market, to the final contract for sale, Carla and Jim Walker were there for us: answering numerous questions, acting as cheerleaders and giving us all the support we needed, therefore making for a very smooth transition.