client testimonials
They are a dynamic duo...
"Pat and Vera Purcell helped us find our new home in Lake Forest. They are a dynamic duo that gave us a thorough overview of the real estate market in Lake Forest and neighboring communities. They listened, made good use of our time, connected us with people and places, and even picked up our son from school after we were officially moved in and needed help in a pinch. We enjoyed the many times we were with this gracious couple and the care and effort they put into working hard on behalf of our best interest."
--Rebecca G.
We will definitely recommend them...
"Pat and Vera are very knowledgeable of the market, available when we needed them, patient and personable. We received the proper guidance we needed throughout the home buying process, and are excited about our new home! We will definitely recommend them to friends and family."
--Tim S.
They found the perfect home for us...
"We'd been looking for a new home in Lake Forest for over two years and had become frustrated, thinking that there was simply nothing available in the market that matched our requirements. Then we made the fortuitous decision to partner with Pat & Vera Purcell. Within weeks, they found the perfect home for us and helped negotiate a fair purchase price with favorable terms. In hindsight, this never would have happened without their diligent listening skills and unsurpassed knowledge of the local market. We love our new home and are eternally grateful to Pat & Vera for helping us fulfill our dream. We only wish we'd met them two years earlier!"
--Kim & Andy P.
We always appreciate their experience...
"Pat and Vera have helped our family buy and sell five houses over the last few years. We always appreciate their experience and ability to guide us through the process each time. Highly recommended to friends and to our children."
--Wes C.
They are a terrific team!
"Vera and Pat have represented us twice and have done an excellent job. They are professional, diligent, and follow up when they say they will. They are a terrific team! We would highly recommend Vera and Pat and definitely will call them when we are ready to make our next move. We are happy to call them our friends as well."
--Julie & Henry
Sold our Lake Forest home in one day...
"Thanks to the Purcells we sold our Lake Forest home in one day during the middle of the great recession. They are a full-time real estate duo that not only care about selling your home but also care about you! We highly recommend them for either your sale or purchase of your home."
--Cissie and Bud C.
Pat and Vera took charge of everything...
"Having moved to another city we faced the challenge of long distance selling. Pat and Vera took charge of everything, even arranging for things to be fixed after our inspections. I don't know how anyone could have made it easier."
--Richard & Pat W.
The best real estate agents I have met!
"I highly recommend the team of Pat and Vera Purcell. They educated me about the Chicago area, understood the particulars of my situation, and helped me and my wife find the right house for us. They are professionals."
--Rich M.
A terrific hardworking team...
"Pat and Vera are just a terrific hardworking team with complementing talents. Great ethics, market savvy and more than responsive to helping us understand and navigate the Lake Forest market. We really couldn't recommend anyone more wholeheartedly."
--David and Nancy
Always available and supportive...
"Vera and Pat were of great help to us. Our timeline was short and they have assisted us to make the best decision in that challenging context. They were always available and supportive when we needed them and this was very important and key to us.

As French Canadian expats and with our approximate English, Vera and Pat made great efforts to understand and manage our specific needs, concerns and thoughts. They in fact made a point to read in-between the lines! We are now very happy and proud with our new house and neighborhood."
--Alain and Sylvie
Expert advice on Lake Forest real estate...
"Vera and Pat Purcell's vast experience, business acumen, and knowledge of the Lake Forest real estate market not only provided us with trustworthy consultation but also with encouragement and support. We would recommend Vera and Pat to anyone who is seeking expert advice on Lake Forest real estate and the surrounding area."
--Judith K.
Asking price and realistic expectations...
"In the Spring of 2010, the team of Pat and Vera Purcell listed our home in Conway Farms for sale. We were aware of a slow and shaky real estate market that was made worse by an abundance of competitive listings in our price range. Establishing an asking price and realistic expectations was a tough job for all of us. Based on historical inflation for properties in excellent condition, Pat and Vera suggested a price that was theoretically supportable but, ultimately not achievable in a market that proved itself to be on a continuing downward trend. We were optimistic, but not overly confident about our initial listing.

The Purcells did a good job of screening buyers and we were not bothered by a burdensome number of unqualified or overly casual lookers. When a serious buyer emerged, they helped conduct a negotiation that proved to be successful and we closed our contract without too much fuss or strain. We would use their services again in the future."
--Chris and Linda
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Vera and Pat Purcell
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