Broker Associate

Photo of Catherine Dugan LaBelle
  • Cell 224.558.2043
  • Fax 708.491.4043
La Grange Office
318 W Burlington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

Professional Vision Statement:

Provide exceptional customer service and professional integrity to my Buyer/Seller clients through my affiliation with Baird & Warner. Utilize a high tech and consultative approach to the pricing, preparation and promotion of properties including consistent and informative market transaction communications.  Committed to ongoing personal and professional development, as well as an alignment with a trusted community of Strategic Alliance Partners in order to provide exceptional service to my clients. 

          

As a Top Tier Broker, I have earned the Baird & Warner President's Award and rank in the top 1% of Baird & Warner. 

Catherine has been a full time REALTOR ® for over 11 years serving the Western Suburbs of Chicagoland with a focus on delivering the highest level of professionalism and customer service with integrity. Her knowledge of the real estate profession, ever changing real estate marketplace, commitment to continuing to hone her skills topped by her passion in client service make her a rare find.

Selecting the right real estate professional to be your trusted adviser and assist you in orchestrating the hundreds of transactional details required in a successful real estate transaction is as important as the decision to buy or sell. It requires a dependable REALTOR ®, one you can trust. You can trust Catherine to bring her knowledge, passion and commitment when serving you and those you care about when it comes to real estate.

Catherine is the youngest of nine children and was raised in the family homestead of 72 years located in Old Irving Park in Chicago. She attended Knox College and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Women's Fraternity. Prior to entering real estate, Catherine was an Assistant Montessori Teacher in Deerfield, IL. Catherine has been a full time professional REALTOR since 2004. Currently, Catherine lives in the Western Suburbs with her husband; John Matthews, Broker Manager of the Baird & Warner Oak Park office, and is the proud mother of two fine young men, Ian 20 and Brian 17.

As an active community member, Catherine has served on the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member of the LaGrange Business Association. She is a frequent volunteer for community events such as the Pillar’s Ball and LaGrange Carnival.

In her free time, Catherine enjoys her time with family and friends, reading, playing cards, running, traveling far and wide and fine red wines.

What you can expect when working with Catherine:

Client Service with Baird & Warner:

  • Largest Independent and Locally Owned Real Estate Services Company in Chicagoland with 1800 Brokers
  • Innovative Technology for Today’s Consumer
  • Full Time Administrative and Marketing Staff
  • Full Service Approach with Affiliate Services with Key Mortgage and Baird & Warner Title
  • Affiliation with Top Relocation Network in the World – LeadingRE
  • Affiliation with Top Luxury Network in the World

My Seller Clients Can Expect:

  • Complete Market Analysis
  • Assess to My Strategic Alliance List of Preferred Vendors
  • Effective Property Marketing Campaign
  • Extensive Internet Exposure
  • Professional Photography
  • Eye Catching Marketing Print Materials
  • Seller Reports
  • Follow Up with Every Prospective Buyer
  • Continual Communication throughout the Transaction
  • Most Importantly Skilled Negotiations Contract to Close

My Buyer Clients Can Expect:

  • Buyer Consultation to Assess Goals
  • Customized Property Search
  • Financial Guidance and Resources
  • Community Knowledge
  • Continual Communication throughout the Transaction
  • Most Importantly Skilled Negotiations Contract to Close

Additional Services:

  • Relocation Services around the State, Country and World through LeadingRE
  • Luxury Real Estate Services 
Designations
  • B&W Chairman's Club
  • B&W President's Club
  • B&W Vice President's Club
  • BA
  • Broker
  • CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • CSC
  • GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute
  • LeadingRE Relocation Specialist
  • SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
  • SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist
  • eTeam Agent - LaGrange

Reviews On Zillow

Average Rating

4.9/5.0
(View All 27 Reviews)

"We are military family stationed in the Chicago area. Even though we move every 2-3 years, the move to Chicago proved to be REALLY difficult for us. Catherine went above and beyond to help us! I was truly shocked at how helpful she was. I was still in Texas, talking to her daily, while my husband was in Chicago looking at houses. We were so lucky to find her!"

5.0/5.0

by Rebecca Spring

"Catherine worked with us to find an out-of-state house. She was wonderful in sending us Home reviews in different areas so we could choose the town we wanted. We looked at several areas and we never felt hurried. Once we found our new home, Catherine was indispensable in getting the paper work and details ironed out remotely. She is so easy to work with and very pleasant. We highly recommend her!"

5.0/5.0

by ljhermes11

"My son and his wife bought their house through Catherine LaBelle. They introduced us and she helped me find the house I love. I was a difficult customer, not in a hurry to find anything. Catherine was very patient and easy to work with. She made appointments and met me at many homes. She never rushed me and was always very helpful. She was very detailed in noticing potential problems and telling me about them. When we found the house I wanted, she led me through the buying process, and did masterful negotiations to come to the price we felt was fair. Catherine is personable and an experienced professional realtor."

5.0/5.0

by rw53

"To anyone who is looking for a Relator look no farther . Not only did Catherine sell my property she was right on the money with what it was worth . Thank you for all your help Catherine ."

5.0/5.0

by kennyschiffer

"The first day we went to look at houses, Catherine had a portfolio of prospective houses neatly collected for us to look at. She had already eliminated homes she knew would not meet the requirements I'd described to her. There were several possibilities on the list and, because of the pre-work she put in, I was able to choose and place an offer on a house that same day! It was less than a week from selecting her as a realtor to signing a contract which is amazing. Better yet, she helped negotiate a price that was significantly below the asking price. Thanks for a great experience!"

5.0/5.0

by greenie1127