testimonials

Stephanie & Erin were wonderful throughout the whole process of buying a new home.
They took time to understand my likes and dislikes and what I was looking for. They were knowledgeable about the area I was looking in and able to provide helpful information about it. Whatever I needed, they had a resource to help me. They made home buying an easy experience. I love my new home and I would highly recommend Stephanie & Erin to anyone in the market. In fact, I already have.

--R.


Stephanie & Erin put our minds at ease and were strong advocates...
We found ourselves in the often stressful position needing to sell one home and purchase another with limited time. Stephanie & Erin came highly recommended to us and lived up to their stellar reputation as our real estate agents in both situations. Selling a family home is never easy. Stephanie & Erin put our minds at ease and were strong advocates every step of the way! In both selling and purchasing our homes, Stephanie & Erin exhibited extraordinary patience, understanding, knowledge and expertise as well as unparalleled dedication, commitment and attention to detail. We found Stephanie & Erin's work ethic to be unmatched and were frequently surprised at their rapid response time to our endless questions, regardless of the hour and day of the week. We would comfortably recommend Stephanie Hofman & Erin Rutman to anyone who needs a strong advocate in the purchase or sale of residential real estate.

--D.


Stephanie Hofman & Erin Rutman have the Gravitas and tools...
With so many factors figuring into the now complex process of buying and selling a home, one realtor team stands head and shoulders above the rest. Combining their 30 years of marketing expertise with a warm, friendly approach, Stephanie Hofman & Erin Rutman have the Gravitas and tools to navigate the murky waters of today's ever-changing marketplace. Particularly on the Northshore where values tend to fluctuate like never before.

--PP


Reliable, responsive, effective...
Stephanie & Erin were fantastic to work with! They were reliable, responsive, effective and always had our family's best interest at heart. We thank Stephanie & Erin for getting us into our new home - we could not have been happier with her help!

--JS


It was such a pleasure to deal with Stephanie & Erin...
Stephanie Hofman & Erin Rutman have been amazing realtors for us! They were extremely dedicated and integral in the sale of our home. Their marketing knowledge, creative suggestions, and constant feedback were the most thorough we have ever experienced. After the sale of our home, Stephanie & Erin were instrumental in finding us something new to purchase. Our situation became challenging since we had to make some unexpected changes mid-course, but Stephanie & Erin were diligent in keeping everything moving in the right direction, and very patient with our challenges. It was such a pleasure to deal with agents who were quick to get you answers and we always felt we had consistent communication. We recommend Stephanie & Erin to anyone who needs a professional, caring team of realtors who will get the job done!! Not only are we grateful to have had this great experience with such professional realtors, we are grateful to have acquired new friends!

--AM


Stephanie & Erin worked tirelessly in helping us...
The Hofman Rutman team was referred to us by a friend and we couldn't have had amore stress-free experience in finding our new home. We had to be out of our home in 45 days and needed to find a place within our budget and space needs...Stephanie & Erin worked tirelessly in helping us find our new 'dream' home at the budget and space we were looking for. What we appreciated more was their honesty and cognitive instincts on what and where we needed to be and not wasting our time on units that were either too small or too expensive. Unfortunately, we do not plan to be moving in the near future....but we will shout out to anyone who will listen.... have Stephanie & Erin do the hard work so you can reap in the results and find your perfect home!

--KW


Advisor, counselor, partner, friend...
We are in our dream home because of Stephanie & Erin! As first time homebuyers we knew what we wanted, but were overwhelmed with the process. After looking at homes with Stephanie & Erin for a day and only having had a phone conversation prior to our meeting, we found our dream home, which was not even on our list of initial houses to see! The Hofman Rutman team is professional and Stephanie and Erin wear many hats throughout the home buying process including advisor, counselor, business partner, and friend. We couldn't be happier with where we are today, in large part due to their hard work.

--CF


The Hofman Rutman team makes every client a priority...
I knew from the first interview that Stephanie & Erin were head and shoulders above their peers. They are well educated. They are well versed in their territory. They are professional. They are open to learning new things. They are accessible. They make every client a priority. Every home sale is different. Every one a process both for the client and the broker. Mine was no walk in the park. Stephanie & Erin stayed calm. They continued to be warm, caring, positive, and optimistic. They met every new challenge with grace and fortitude. They were a rock to me. I never felt abandoned or neglected. They answered all of my concerns honestly and patiently. When referrals were needed for work, they helped find solutions. When they recommended ancillary services, their choices were excellent. I trusted them completely. In the end, their assistance in my transition was superb. They allowed me to see everything, so that I could make an informed decision. There was no judgement of me or my situation. I was exceedingly impressed with The Hofman Rutman team. They are an asset to their brokerage, and their chosen profession.

--FK


There every step of the way...
Stephanie & Erin, thank you for your help. You were there every step of the way making sure everything came to fruition as it needed to. Hope you sell many, many properties. Many thanks.

--BL


Highly Recommended...
The Hofman Rutman team is professional, knowledgeable and great to work with. Stephanie & Erin made the entire process run smoothly and I would highly recommend using them The Hofman Rutman team to buy/sell your home!

--MF


You are terrific realtors...
Thank you so much for all the hours you put in helping us find the perfect ranch house. You made selling our home a reality, too. You are terrific - very savvy!

--HS


A perfect first-time buyer experience...
We feel very thankful that we found The Hofman Rutman team. We appreciate that you were there for us from start to finish. Not only did you really listen to what we were looking for in a home, you advocated for us and we really felt that you had our best interest in mind. Thank you for keeping us relaxed and calm. We can't thank you enough for all of your hard work!

--AE


Highly responsive and provides a sense of calm...
The Hofman Rutman team was incredible to work with when finding our rental home! They are hard working, approachable and highly responsive. They answered all of our questions and were a wealth of knowledge. They provided a sense of calmness in what can be a somewhat stressful process. We highly recommend The Hofman Rutman team to all of our friends and look forward to using them again in the future!

--RM


Leverages Social Media and Technology...
Stephanie and Erin are exceptional, hungry young brokers who are looking to make their mark in the industry and to earn their client's admiration and continued business. They are very diligent, tech savvy, uses social media and other digital tools to help market and track the progress of their listings and to keep clients informed of the status of their sale. I have bought, sold, rehabbed and developed many properties and The Hofman Rutman team is an excellent choice for your brokerage needs. They will do whatever it takes to successfully market your real estate assets and get your deal closed!

--JW


Their advice was outstanding...
Stephanie Hofman & Erin Rutman are probably the hardest working and knowledgeable real estate agents I have come across. Their advice was outstanding and we purchased the house without any problems at - what I believe- was the best price possible. I would unhesitatingly using the Hofman Rutman team again.

--LR


An Excellent Local Realtor Team...
As 'newbies' to the housing market in Highland Park, we reached out to the Hofman Rutman team for their services as local Realtors. Stephanie & Erin were very responsive and immediately set up multiple showings to give us a sense of the market in the area in addition to the home we had originally asked to see. They were also great about pointing out local features and attractions as we drove around town. Long story short, we opted not to pursue Highland Park, but I still highly recommend Stephanie & Erin if you're looking in HP and want a better sense of the area/market. They are professional and friendly.

--KK


Great Local Knowledge and Connections...
If it wasn't for the Hofman Rutman team's local knowledge and connections, we wouldn't be sitting in our backyard typing up this review as we speak. They were a pleasure to work with and very patient with us as were perused many a house before we came to this one. Their response was always immediate and they got us into all homes that we wanted to see right away.

--AB


We Couldn't Have Appreciated Her Help More...
We had a wonderful experience working with Stephanie & Erin! We were selling our father's home after he passed, and lived outside the community. It was a condo that was part of an association, and there were quite a number of challenging items related to the sale. Despite it not being a terribly "high profile" property, the Hofman Rutman team provided us with A+ service, and went above and beyond the call of duty on many occasions. We couldn't have appreciated their help more during this difficult time for our family. As the daughter of a life long real estate broker, I recommend Stephanie & Erin without reservation. They provide terrific service and really knows their market. They were professional and well prepared at all times. They are a great choice for anyone buying or selling property.

--KK


Helpful and Very Patient...
Stephanie & Erin were helpful and very patient in helping my mother purchase her new condo. They responded immediately to our questions and followed up thoroughly with the various concerns my mother had about the purchase. My mother felt very confident that Stephanie & Erin were doing their absolute best to make the whole process run as smoothly as possible.

--SO


Changed My Impression of Real Estate Brokers...
I must say that Stephanie & Erin changed my impression of real estate brokers. They are the most professional, thorough, and kind brokers I've ever dealt with. What I really appreciate is their ability to play so many important roles during this stressful and emotional time of selling my house. Their personal experience adds a very important and invaluable element to their work. I can't wait to recommend the Hofman Rutman team to everyone I know.

--JW


Put This First Time Home Buyer at Ease...
My husband and I enjoyed working with Stephanie & Erin through our first time home buying experience. They are extremely knowlegable on the housing market and new homes going up for sale in the North Shore area. It is obvious that Stephanie & Erin are well-like in the real estate community. The home buying process is a stressful time but Stephanie & Erin put my mind at ease as she was always on top of emails and calls. I have no regrets about working with the Hofman Rutman team.

--CK


Stephanie & Erin helped us find our dream home.
We needed to be in a specific school district and after showing us over 20 houses, they found THE house that we hope to live in for the next several years. I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart that without Stephanie & Erin, we would never have found our home, which is now our "sanctuary" in the world. I cannot possibly recommend the Hofman Rutman team highly enough.

--C.


Stephanie & Erin are very proactive real estate agents.
They approached us at an open house and offered to help us – even though we weren't exactly sure if we wanted to sell or what we were looking for. A few weeks later they helped us find the perfect house and shortly thereafter (in a tough market) they sold our house as an exempt listing before we even listed it on the MLS.

--W.


hey are enthusiastic and personable...
Stephanie & Erin were a pleasure to work with as both a buyer and seller. They are enthusiastic and personable, creative and reliable. They were there for their clients at all times.

--D.


Stephanie & Erin are true professionals.
They really know the market and are responsive to clients' needs. In addition, they have an excellent compliment of vendors for inspecting, lending, and legal needs. They are great to work with, and I would really recommend the Hofman Rutman team, the experience will be easy and completely turn key.

--T.


I was in good hands from start to finish...
It was a pleasure working with Stephanie & Erin, who helped find the perfect home for me and my daughter. They were extremely knowledgeable about the North Shore market, and they helped me get through the entire process easily and efficiently. The Hofman Rutman team cares about their clients, and I felt that I was in good hands from start to finish, even when any questions arose after the closing was finished.

--S.


The Rutman Hofman team was absolutely great in selling my mother's house.
They were very receptive to my questions and extremely knowledgeable in terms of the housing market. They are very accessible as well. When I needed to contact them by phone and we missed a connection they would get back to me promptly. Same thing with E-mails. I would recommend Stephanie & Erin anytime if you need to sell your house.

--F.


I'd recommend the Hofman Rutman team to anyone looking for a home.
Stephanie & Erin were a pleasure to work with during our search for a house. They were diligent, communicative, professional and patient. We felt that they consistently looked out for our best interests and genuinely cared that we find the right home for us.

--J.


Stephanie & Erin were excellent partners in buying a house!
They really "get" their clients and were very responsive and helpful in guiding us through the whole process. They always greeted us with a smile every time and we truly appreciated that when things can get stressful in the home-buying process. We highly recommend Stephanie & Erin!

--SJ


I'll happily work with them again.
Stephanie Hofman & Erin Rutman have done a few selling/renting jobs for me. Selling my mom's condo, I knew, was going to be challenging. They got it staged and sold in the short time that my mom needed. Through it all the Hofman Rutman team was effective, efficient, and thoughtful. They are great people who do a great job. I'll happily work with them again.

--F.


They were by far the best agents that we had met with.
My wife and I have now worked with the Hofman Rutman team on both our home's purchase and our home's sale. We had initially met with a few agents prior to being referred to them. They were by far the best agents that we had met with. They are extremely professional, know the industry, and gets the job done. Stephanie & Erin's advice and guidance helped us to avoid the issues that can make a home purchase or sale stressful. I would give the Hofman Rutman team the highest possible recommendation that I could give anyone in a service based industry. My wife and I will work with them, if possible, with all our future home purchases and/or sales.

--L.


I feel like I hit the jackpot with this house.
Stephanie & Erin, thank you so much for helping me find a home for my kids and I. This is such a stressful time and you made this part of it, that much easier. I appreciate your patience and kindness. I feel like I hit the jackpot with this house. Thanks for everything.

--N.


The Hofman Rutman team was an excellent resource...
My husband and I recently moved from the city of Chicago to the Suburbs where we bought our first home. The Hofman Rutman team was an excellent resource and full of local, Northshore knowledge. We began our search in about five different suburbs and they were able to help us find the perfect neighborhood for our needs and price range. Because we are from out of state, having such a knowledgable broker team made all the difference in navigating the various neighborhoods! As we toured an endless amount of homes, Stephanie & Erin were extremely thoughtful, honest, and patient in helping us find a home that fit our interests with the best long term value. What more, Erin is a certified decorator/ stager, so she helped us brainstorm easy renovation ideas and decorating quick-fixes. At one point, she even had a contractor meet us on a property to see if our renovation dreams could possibly become a reality! They are extremely responsive; even now after our move, they are still answering questions for us and making sure we are comfortably situated in our home.

--C.


They played a critical role in our family's relocation to Chicago.
Stephanie & Erin are absolute professionals with tremendous knowledge of the North Shore and the market. They played a critical role in our family's relocation to Chicago. They guided us through every step of the process and led us to the perfect home (rental) in the perfect community. We certainly could not have made this move without their support, guidance, patience and knowledge. Our family was extremely grateful to have found the Hofman Rutman team and we plan to work with her again in the future, when looking for our permanent home in the North Shore area. In addition, I would recommend The Hofman Rutman team without any hesitation to anyone looking in the suburbs.

--S.


Stephanie & Erin were incredible supportive advisors...
It is not easy leaving a home that you have been in for over thirty years and transition to a condominium. Stephanie & Erin were incredible supportive advisors throughout the entire process. Their knowledge and professionalism was extremely impressive. They were always available returning calls in a timely manner or texting information. Stephanie & Erin have a very calm personality which is valuable when stressful moments occur. From staging our home to negotiating the sale, Stephanie & Erin never missed a beat. We would highly recommend the Hofman Rutman team and know that it will be a positive experience.

--S.