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    Caroline Gau • REALTOR®

    Based in the heart of Northbrook, IL, Caroline Gau REALTOR® has carved a niche for herself with over 23 years of unparalleled expertise in the real estate domain of the Chicago suburbs. Renowned for her adept guidance to young families moving to Northbrook, Caroline deploys her hyper-local knowledge, ensuring her clients save time, money, and sidestep potential pitfalls. Now proudly associated with Real Broker LLC, Caroline is distinguished as one of the top 1% of real estate agents by the North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors (NSBAR )-Northwest. Her credentials extend far beyond just sales figures; she's a Staging Professional, an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), and a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®). Further amplifying her commitment to excellence, Caroline is among the initial 100 Realtors nationally to earn the prestigious C2EX endorsement from the National Association of Realtors. In the digital age, Caroline shines online, seamlessly blending technology with her vast real estate know-how. She actively showcases local businesses, offers insightful property tours, and shares invaluable real estate tips across various digital media platforms. On a personal note, Northbrook isn’t just a business locale for Caroline; it's home. She shares her life there with her husband, Derek Gau, and their three sons. As both a real estate maven and an active community member, Caroline seamlessly bridges her professional insights with genuine local care, making her an invaluable asset for those seeking a home in the North Shore.

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    CLIENTS SAY

    Caroline Gau is the calm amidst the storm. She does not overpromise, but she does over deliver. She does not impose her opinion unless asked, but she does listen relentlessly. She is there for crisis management, but most importantly she is great at preventing crises because of her experience and connections. She is fair and honest. She understands both the breadth and depth of the industry, the market, and both sides of the buying/selling experience. She did a great job of forming a relationship with our buyer’s realtor and keeping communication open. She has embraced all the technology involved in marketing and communications for the industry but understands and adapts to you if you haven’t. Her response time is consistently short – weekends, evenings, holidays notwithstanding. Caroline’s curated team of experts in all things house related was an immense help – because there is so much to know and so

    Luci Gutman

    I highly recommend Caroline Gau for her exceptional professionalism and dedication. She impressed me with her quick responses, thorough research, and always being available for showings. Her realistic pros/cons lists made the decision-making process smooth. Working with her was a pleasure, and I confidently refer her to anyone seeking a top-notch real estate professional.

    Shari Cohen

    Caroline Gau exceeded all expectations as our realtor in Northbrook, IL. Having moved from London to Chicago four years ago, finding our first home was a significant milestone, and Caroline played a pivotal role in making it a seamless and enjoyable experience. Her boundless energy and dedication were evident from the start. Caroline not only listened attentively to our preferences but also infused her expertise, ensuring each option resonated with our needs. Her knowledge of the local market, combined with a deep understanding of our unique journey from London, proved invaluable. Caroline's unwavering professionalism, clear communication, and genuine commitment to client satisfaction set her apart. We're thrilled to have found our perfect home, thanks to Caroline's guidance, and wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone seeking a dynamic and effective realtor. Thank you so much, Nikki, Jake, Jasper and Jovie

    Nikki Hatfield

    Selling a home is a stressful situation. Selling a home you have invested time and energy in, with a renovation and with many unique family memories can be overwhelming. Caroline was a fantastic partner as we sold our Northbrook, IL home to relocate to Colorado. She understood our needs right away - the fact that with 4 children we really couldn't do significant repainting or work -- and that an extended showing period would be really difficult. She offered solutions that fit our needs and desires such as showing the home when we were gone over spring break. Caroline's early inspection allowed us to quickly isolate any issues that might come up upon a seller's inspection and to remedy these issues. She was always available to advise, make suggestions and keep us moving in the right direction. Most importantly we had a difficult negotiation with our buyer. On multiple occasions

    Karen Frum

    On the advice of our physicians and our adult children we decided to move to an assisted living facility near one our children in South Carolina. This required not only selling our home of many years but also finding appropriate means of disposing of its contents accumulated in various locations over almost sixty years of marriage. Fortunately, we met and retained the services of Caroline Gau as our real estate agent to list and market our house. She oversaw all the aspects of preparing it for the steps of listing, staging and showing which led to a rapid and fair offer. But beyond this she brought us into contact with numerous honest and skilled service providers to assist in the surprisingly complex tasks associated with such a major move. We would unhesitatingly and strongly recommend Caroline for her extensive knowledge of the real estate field, especially in the Chicago area,

    D. Hensing

    We just had Caroline sell our second house in as many years, and it was as positive experience in every way as the first one was. In both cases we had other realtors tamping down our price expectations, but Caroline came in with fresh eyes and priced both houses at the level she and we thought was warranted. And then she sold them both within days. And she sold the second one twice (when the initial offer fell through), both times in one day. Though she is definitely a Northbrook specialist, she came up to Lake Vila to sell this latest house, and I would argue that she understood that market better than the local specialists.One of my favorite aspects of working with Caroline is her extensive collection of contacts, trades people, and specialists. And she refers enough people to them that the mere mention of her name results in

    Susan W

    We had a wonderful experience selling our home with Caroline. She sat down with us to walk through our options for selling and brought a variety of research to help us establish our optimal sell price. She handled all the details, was quick to respond to any inquiries we had, and kept us fully in the loop throughout the process. Through a variety of marketing and social media, she was able to quickly promote our home and the house sold in a few days for our asking price. Honestly, she made the process so easy - we cannot recommend her highly enough.

    L Allen- Seller

    I can't believe we were so nervous about putting our house on the market. Caroline assured us each step of the way that this was going to be easy and painless and she was right! She took such care of our house and the listing and we had an offer right off the bat! Within a month our house was listed, sold, and closed on. It was a wonderful experience. I would recommend Caroline to everyone.

    H Listopad Seller & Buyer

    I recently bought a home with the help of Caroline Gau as my realtor. She took the time to ensure that I understood the entire process, answering all of my questions. She was very professional, responsive and knowledgeable. I am very happy in my home and I would recommend her to others! Thank you, Caroline!

    Hannah Wallace

    Caroline is knowledgeable, and professional. She helped us to stage, list and sell my mother-in-law's condo unit in Mission Hills in a timely manner earning a price that was more than expected. She is a joy to work with I highly recommend her

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    Thank you to all my clients who have shared their homeowner journey with me. The switch to Real Broker LLC has been a game-changer for my business. Want to know why? At ΓEA⅃ , our motto is Work Hard, Be Kind. I strive to live up to this daily, which is motivating for me. I learn from ΓEA⅃ agents around the country who are implementing tools in their business. I jump on what's working without recreating the wheel, freeing up time for relationships. Connections-we meet agents in key cities where clients are moving in and out of Chicagoland, making a warm intro for you. Security & benefits-we are building a solid network that I can pass on to my boys. This gives me more moments of peace & happiness that is contagious I am most grateful to you THANK YOU!

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    Excellent
    Based on 56 reviews
    rich lalley
    rich lalley
    2024-03-29
    You can't go wrong with Caroline. She's a true pro. Knows the market, listens to her clients, helps you through all the ups and downs of real estate transactions. She's a great problem solver with a great network of support pros. She helped me and my partner with 2 sales and 1 buy, all in seven weeks. I highly recommend Caroline Gau!
    Roseanne Rothman
    Roseanne Rothman
    2024-01-08
    Caroline was always available to take a phone call and if not, she returned our calls in a timely manner. She put together a book of pictures to give to potential buyers and I will keep mine forever! Explained her sale stragey, staging, and put us in touch with many services to help us get our house ready. After living in our house for 26 years, she was exactly the person we needed.
    David Michael Lee
    David Michael Lee
    2023-12-12
    Caroline helped me out by researching the estimated current value our our home and sending me a comprehensive report. She was very courteous, professional and efficient during the process of my request. Thanks again, Caroline.
    Kathleen Shanahan
    Kathleen Shanahan
    2023-11-30
    I have been working with Caroline for several years now. Caroline is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate industry and a joy to work with. Her success has continued at her new company, Real Brokerage. Caroline will always keep you informed of what to expect throughout the process and easy to reach if you need anything. When you work with Caroline, you know you are working with one of the best. She is top notch! Thank you, Caroline!
    Rod Brooks
    Rod Brooks
    2023-11-29
    We couldn’t be happier with Caroline Gau as our realtor! From the first walkthrough to the last closing detail (ask her about the chicken feet 🤣🤣🤣) she was there to encourage, calm, advise, and celebrate with us. Her market research was informative and spot-on. Her organization of the showings, open house, and closing was smooth and professional. Huge thanks and highest recommendation!
    Nikki Hatfield
    Nikki Hatfield
    2023-11-22
    Caroline Gau exceeded all expectations as our realtor in Northbrook, IL. Having moved from London to Chicago four years ago, finding our first home was a significant milestone, and Caroline played a pivotal role in making it a seamless and enjoyable experience. Her boundless energy and dedication were evident from the start. Caroline not only listened attentively to our preferences but also infused her expertise, ensuring each option resonated with our needs. Her knowledge of the local market, combined with a deep understanding of our unique journey from London, proved invaluable. Caroline's unwavering professionalism, clear communication, and genuine commitment to client satisfaction set her apart. We're thrilled to have found our perfect home, thanks to Caroline's guidance, and wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone seeking a dynamic and effective realtor. Thank you so much, Nikki, Jake, Jasper and Jovie
    Karen Frum
    Karen Frum
    2023-11-09
    Selling a home is a stressful situation. Selling a home you have invested time and energy in, with a renovation and with many unique family memories can be overwhelming. Caroline was a fantastic partner as we sold our Northbrook, IL home to relocate to Colorado. She understood our needs right away - the fact that with 4 children we really couldn't do significant repainting or work -- and that an extended showing period would be really difficult. She offered solutions that fit our needs and desires such as showing the home when we were gone over spring break. Caroline's early inspection allowed us to quickly isolate any issues that might come up upon a seller's inspection and to remedy these issues. She was always available to advise, make suggestions and keep us moving in the right direction. Most importantly we had a difficult negotiation with our buyer. On multiple occasions my husband and I considered walking away as the buyer's demands felt ridiculous and over-the-top considering the great inspection results we received. Caroline kept working towards a solution that would keep us all engaged and happy. In the end, we really would not have been able to make this same sale without Caroline's help. Caroline's knowledge of the market, her deep commitment to her clients and her level negotiation approach make her an ideal agent for any family looking to buy or sell in the Northbrook area. We are very grateful for all her assistance and constant support throughout this process!!!
    M H
    M H
    2023-09-21
    Caroline went above and beyond as our agent! She was extremely responsive, knowledgeable and helpful. She’s a joy to work with and we will definitely use her again for our next transaction! She is Top Notch!
    Raflores Family
    Raflores Family
    2023-08-20
    There’s no one I would trust more to sell my home than Caroline! She is an expert in not only the area (believe me, this is incredibly important) but also in real estate. It takes tremendous expertise and strategy to sell and Caroline does it with ease, authenticity, and wisdom. I know if it wasn’t for Caroline, we wouldn’t have sold so quickly and for above asking!
    Bradley J (Cobalt Photographer)
    Bradley J (Cobalt Photographer)
    2023-06-29
    She obviously has the experience and dedication to take care of her clients, but I cannot thank Caroline enough for her patience and the help she gave me. I have no problem referring her to anyone I know that needs a knowledgeable agent to guide them through the process.

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    Families I work with will tell you that I am "uber" responsive and have a team in place to help you reach your goals. We are one-stop shopping in our hyper-local market. I'll be with you every step of the way to reach Successfully Sold!

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    Do I need to stage my home to sell?

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    All homes benefit from staging. The idea is to make your property show better than the competition. We can work with your items, less is more. The effort invested now, comes back to you in higher offers and shorter days on market.

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    How long will it take to sell?

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    During our consultation we will discuss the marketing plan that includes maximum exposure, proper pricing, and a digital marketing strategy including video, drone, and floor plans. Together we will arrive at an asking price for the most impact in the current market.

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    Why should I hire you?

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    Families I work with will tell you that I am "uber" responsive and have a team in place to help you reach your goals. We are one-stop shopping in our hyper-local market. I'll be with you every step of the way to reach Successfully Sold!

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