Patricia D. McGowan
A Success in Real Estate since 1988 – Serving the communities of Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Westchester,and the surrounding near west suburbs.
Patricia McGowan has served countless families and individuals through making the biggest decisions of their life – the purchase or sale of a new home. Her extensive knowledge of the market place and experience has come to be relied on by many. Her commitment and hard work continues to rank her among the top producing agents in the Oak Park/River Forest Baird & Warner Office. She placed #1 among the elite Oak Park Board of Realtors in 2004, 2006, 2007 and in 2008 when she broke all previous sales records and closed over 42 million in yearly sales. She has been recognized by her peers and received numerous awards for outstanding achievement over the years. She has served on the Board of Directors and was a Commissioner on the Community Relations Committee of the Village of Oak Park for three consecutive terms.
Patricia, a long term resident of Oak Park, restored a turn of the century Victorian in the center of town, and have raised two daughters in the community. When not selling Real Estate, Patricia spends her time traveling both locally and abroad, and gardening.
Patricia is a full time Realtor, who works closely with Buyers, Sellers and Developers. She stays informed of the changes in the real estate marketplace and has a vast knowledge of how to successfully navigate through it.
Here is what Patricia has to say:
"It has been both an honor and a privilege to work with hundreds of families regarding their Real Estate needs. Being one of the top agents in the area, I pride myself in offering my clients a high level of professional yet personalized service. 90% of my business is that of repeat clients or personal referrals. Most people are shocked to find out that I actually have other clients because everyone is made to feel they are the only thing on my agenda. I operate from the most basic principle there is..... I treat every one the way I would want to be treated, in a professional, timely and courteous manner. Whether you are buying your very first Condo or a Multi-Million Dollar Estate you can count on the same supreme service and distinctive personal care."
"Pat's expertise and professionalism made a daunting task doable! I am so very grateful that my friend introduced Pat to me!"
"I am so grateful to Pat McGowan for getting me through the past 15 months and my short sale! I am thrilled to say that my house closed today!! Thank you Pat!"
"Always positive; answer the "tough" effectively and profession with sensitivity to our concerns. Patricia does her work to be successful. Thanks again!"
"Thanks for being a knowledgeable, and ethical Realtor. You saved me time and money"
"All I can say is we sold our house in 3 days, had multiple offers, and sold $500 less than asking price which tells you it was priced right!!!"
"Hi Pat, just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed working with you. Our transaction had some bumps, so it was a pleasure to work together with you to smooth over the rough spots. My clients were so appreciative of all the efforts and so am I. Please extend my appreciation to your clients and wish them well for me in their new chapter. I look forward to working with you in the very near future! With Appreciation and Gratitude."
"She's great. Have referred people to her. she is very knowledgeable, prompt, and highly skilled."
It is my pleasure to recommend Patricia McGowan for all of your real estate needs. Patricia was patient, intelligent and extremely knowledgable about the housing market in Oak Park. She had a very keen attention for detail and communicated every update through out the process of selling our home. This was a stressful time in our lives but with Patricia's guidance, we were able to sell our home above asking price in just two days! We attribute much of this success to the time she put into every detail of our listing and her reputation as the premier agent in the Oak Park area. We have since relocated out of state but if we were to ever return to the Chicago area, we would 100% contact Patricia to work with her again. Just an overall true professional!
" Pat McGowan is the ultimate professional. I am very impressed with Pat's ability to handle any situation intelligently and calmly with out skipping a beat. Pat also has a beautiful smile and wonderful personality that brings out the best in people. I will be calling Baird & Warner and asking for Pat McGowan on my next deal."
"Have used Pat for multiple transactions and would use her again if the situation arises. She is very knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. Nothing against B&W, but if Pat goes to work somewhere else, I'm going with her..."
"Pat is simply the best agent I have ever worked with. She is professionalism incarnate, yet personable as well. If I am ever buying a house in this area, I would use Pat. But we have moved to Germany, so this is not likely in the near future."
"We have worked with Patricia McGowan several times the last few years. She always provided top-notch service."
"If it were practical, Pat would be my real estate agent for life. However, I now live in Georgia and regrettably am not likely to ever see her again.
I typically do not respond to program or people evaluations. It is because I do not believe them to generally be an effective method for determining or judging satisfactory performance. Most of us are average, but we wish to be judged exceptional simply for doing what we are paid to do, i.e., our jobs. In my judgement, one must perform above and beyond standard job performance expectations in order to exceed expectations or to be judged exceptional.
I have purchased and sold 10 homes in my lifetime. Pat's performance measurably exceeded that of any prior agent. On several occasions I would ask Pat about something I thought might be helpful and she would respond that it was already done. When problems arose, Pat did not just inform me of the problem, she also presented a meaningful solution for resolving the problem that adequately and fairly satisfied not just me the seller, but also the buyers.
Baird & Warner is fortunate Pat is their employee and not a competitors for she is without question consummate professional. As I said to her when the transaction was finally completed, words cannot adequately express my appreciation for her efforts in selling my home. She accomplished in 5 months what my prior agent could not accomplish in 18 months. i admire her greatly. She has earned my highest esteem and praise."
"Patricia does everything right."
"Thank you so much for everything. We are so happy! I know it was a long tough road and we appreciate all your work and guidance through the process."
"We are moving out of state so would not be able to use Pat again. We really enjoyed working with her"
"Very helpful, I will definitely do business with her again. Also I will like to thank the entire staff of the office for their help when I needed."
"Very knowledgeable with the local area, very good in the process management of the transaction. Even while on the road, Patricia always managed to return my phone calls or responded to emails in a more than reasonable time. This transaction was pretty clear and obviously I was the one selected and all because of the high level of negotiating skills Patricia has. "
"Thank you very much for all your effort and hard work for helping us selling our condo and buying our house; your extraordinary job is appreciated."
"Pat was absolutely the most resourceful agent I could have possibly envisioned, especially considering the unforeseen bumps on the road we came along that she was fully prepared to wrestle into alignment. Simply the best!"
"Pat was absolutely the very best Realtor we have ever used. If there was a score higher than "5" Pat would have received it. Her knowledge of Oak Park made the difference plus her helping us find the house that met our expectations was challenging but she never lost focus. She definitely had our best interest in mind. We will miss our daily interactions with Pat!"
"Pat is the best, I have used her to buy and sell 4 of my personal properties along with my sister's 2. She is well known in the community. I always refer Pat to friends and family. She always has made me feel like I am her only client. She is the greatest"
"Pat was great to work with. She was very responsive and made me feel like I was her only client. It was a good experience."
"I have worked with Pat on the sale of two homes and the purchase of two homes. Always the best service and a very good friend."
"Pat is very professional, got the house sold for a good price, even in this market. She obviously worked very hard for me."
"Pat was an excellent partner in purchasing our new home. This is our second transaction with her, and I continue to be very impressed by the level of personal attention and guidance/insight that she gave my wife and me in this transaction. She was a tremendously helpful resource to us."