Seller - Spring 2022

Selling my first home went amazingly well, thanks to the remarkable dedication and talent of my dream team: Karen McCabe, and Jennifer Schmidt.  My situation involved a unique set of challenges due to my child's condition that required more than your everyday realtor has to offer.  It called for great patience and consideration, empathy, creative problem solving, and urgency, all of which Karen and Jen delivered. 

I came to these wonderful realtors in a state of absolute distress fueled by an urgent need to sell my home. From the initial encounter with Karen, I knew I was in more than capable hands and no longer felt alone with the magnitude of the task that lay ahead. Step by step, Karen helped break down the barriers and simplified the tasks. She made the whole process much more manageable, giving hope and encouragement each step of the way. The open house hosted by Jennifer was an absolute success. Thanks to the excellent coaching and preparation tasks given to me beforehand, I was able to do my part to contribute to the open house. Jennifer stayed there well over two hours and met with over 30 families that came in. She is so personable and professional, that with her talent, 15 of the open house visitors made offers on my home!  Afterwards, Karen and Jennifer spent a great deal of time advising and supporting me in how to choose the most attractive offer that had the best chance of not falling through. I accepted the best offer, and Karen referred me to an excellent legal resource who helped me feel secure with navigating the final steps of the sale/paperwork involved. 

It all came together with an incredible team to whom I have so much gratitude, especially for their compassion and support during the discussion of my child's condition and accommodations needed in preparing the house. These two realtors bring to the real estate experience a whole new level of exceptional quality that is difficult to find elsewhere.

Connie K - Seller

Jennifer was always professional. She informed me on All customers that were interested in the property that we were trying to rent. We had an unusual situation with a renter that signed a new two year lease and then wanted out of the lease after a few months so we as the owners of the property said we would help get it rented which required Jennifer to have to discuss potential renters to both us and the old renter and Jennifer did an excellent job. She provided solutions to questionable situations. Job well done!

Megan S. - Buyer

We met Jennifer at an open house. While that house wasn’t a fit for us, Jennifer absolutely was. Jennifer guided us though the home buying process and we found our dream home. So happy!

Julie Gurian - Buyer

Jennifer was the utmost professional. She was reliable, thorough, knowledgable, friendly, helpful and considerate. She understood my needs and preferences and found the perfect rental for me. And she negotiated a better price on my lease. I have the utmost confidence in her and would use her again whether renting or buying.

Kate Schumacher - Buyer

Jennifer was the best realtor we have ever worked with. As we were relocating to the area, we were initially looking to rent a home. I had called several agents in the area and received less than helpful comments from other realtors. When I contacted Jennifer, she immediately went to work and found potential rental opportunities for us. She was positive all the time. None of them were working out and she showed a few houses that were for sale. We made the decision to purchase instead and Jennifer continued to work her magic and found us numerous houses in the area to view. We were on a short time-frame and Jennifer was with us every step of the way. She found us a house that fit our needs and helped us negotiate a successful contract. She treated us as people, not as a potential sale and was a perfect match for our style. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who wants to be treated professionally, listens to her clients and anticipates their needs, and is willing to work with.

Ken Miller - Buyer

Jennifer is outstanding since our first contact reference our new condo to the actual closing she kept us informed and we could contact her at any time if we did not understand or need a progress report. I asked her to supply us with her cards to pass along to any interested prospects to contact here in reference to their purchase. Thanks again Jennifer making it Happen !!

Sandy Gilmore

Jennifer was really easy to work with and very helpful with any questions we had while looking for and then purchasing a home. She was always there ahead of a showing and knew everything there was to know about each home and got answers to any questions we had. When some issues with the sale came up at the last minute, she was there immediately to help us negotiate through them.

Ria Salvacion

As new immigrants and first time home buyers, we were very hesitant and anxious to go thru this process, but having her as our agent made it such a breeze that we didn't get stressed at all and before we know it-- we have our home! She is very flexible with the schedule during the house search, very honest with her opinions, and very knowledgeable in this field. We would be at lost without her help and assistance. We'd definitely recommend her to others.

Kim Danielson

Jennifer is a warm, friendly, personable, and professional realtor. She really cares about her buyers and sellers and it shows. She was available every step of the way, and her responsiveness was incredible! Her knowledge of the housing market is impressive. We had multiple strong offers on our house in the first week. We have already recommended her to family and friends, and we will continue to do so.

Patrick Grudzinski

Jennifer helped my wife and I buy our first house in an area with very limited inventory. She was very patient with us while the first house we bid on fell through. Subsequently, she was able to find us a house that was perfect for us. Jennifer helped us along the way with the mortgage and her knowledge of the area helped us get a home that appraised for more than what we paid. We are very happy with her service and would recommend her to anybody.

Stephanie Schmidt - buyer/seller

I had a wonderful experience working with Jennifer Schmidt. She was personable, dependable, and helpful throughout the process of helping me buy a home. She recommended and showed homes that suited me. She was quick to respond and provide assistance with the the buying process as well. I highly recommend her because I am so pleased with my new home!

Crista Altergott

Jennifer was a pleasure to work with. She really took the time to listen to what was important to my husband and I and worked diligently to make sure to deliver options that fulfilled those wishes. She did a great job with balancing our expectations and thinking outside of the box when our home wish list changed. I enjoyed the experience so much that I have been recommending her to friends and family.

Deerfield - Buyer

Jennifer went above and beyond to help us find, negotiate, and close on our new home (IL) away from home (MS). She responded quickly no matter what day or what time we had a question. We will definitely use her services again when we look for our next home.

Amy Armstrong - Buyer

Jennifer was a pleasure to work with and made a complicated process very easy. I would highly recommend. She showed us several homes and knew important details about the homes and locations. Jennifer was always available for questions and responded quickly and professionally.

Renee Marie - Buyer

I Highly recommend Jennifer Schmidt to find your dream home. I was looking a long time during the tough times of covid. I thought it was crazy to have a bid war on a house. Jennifer did not let me give up. She knew I was disappointed and she kept my Hope's going by being available EVERY TIME I asked her to go see a house. Then finally I found my forever home. It felt like home as soon as I put one foot in the door. I just knew that this was my house. I turned to Jennifer and asked her let's get this house and she knew just what to say, she recommended to write a letter to the owner which help seal the deal. I am so glad that I had Jennifer on my side. Now, I live happily and peacefully in my new home.

Mount Prospect Buyer

Jennifer was amazing. I was looking for something very specific in a very specific area and she didn’t give up until we found the perfect place. She was patient, responsive, and worked very well with listing agents to get my deal done. I would highly recommend working with Jennifer.

Kathryn Gute

Jennifer was an excellent resource in helping navigate the market, home buying process and finding a home we love. Moving from out of state and not being familiar with the area, Jennifer was always eager to help and quick to respond when we had questions. Despite a few bumps in the home search/buying process, Jennifer remained professional, patient, and positive and was able to guide us through those bumps and keep us moving forward with our timeline. After barely a month in the area, our entire family loves our new house and is already feeling at home.

Christopher Moreno - Buyer/Seller

wanted to say thank you so much for finding my new home and walking me though the buying/ selling process. I know it was not easy but you had filled everything on my wish list in the home that I was looking for . The Lender, Lawyer and home inspector contacts your provided were all attentive to all my questions and needs during the entire process . You were in contact with me via text ,email and phone calls and always replied back . My previous home was on market for only 3 weeks after I received an offer which is incredible for small condo .

Praveen - buyer

Our experience with Jennifer Schmidt Homes from Coldwell Banker was amazing!
We are 1st time home Buyers. She was very professional, lot of experience, excellent knowledge, patience, great communication skills and she did fantastic job. She will help you in every situation.
Thank you so much Jennifer. We would highly recommend Jennifer Schmidt.

Jeff Rangell - buyer

Jennifer was an absolute pleasure to work with. She helped walk my fiancee and I through the entire process of buying our first home. She listened to our wants and helped us find the house of our dreams! Once our offer was accepted, Jennifer never stopped working on our behalf. She always had our best interests at heart and went above and beyond to make sure we were getting the best deal we could possibly get. If you have the opportunity to get Jennifer on your team, you won't be disappointed!

Matthew - buyer

Jennifer was extremely helpful in finding my first purchase. She worked diligently to find properties that fit my budget and desired area in West Loop, Chicago. Her negotiation experience was evident from the beginning when first we had discussions on an offer and she was responsive at all hours of the day. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone knowing they would be in good hands!

Mitch - buyer

I was referred to Jennifer from a friend/coworker and after working with Jennifer I would also refer her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. I am extremely grateful for Jennifer. She was extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and a great negotiator. She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients find the home of their dreams.