We are Stephanie Hofman and Erin Rutman, full-service Realtors working in Highland Park, Deerfield, Riverwoods, Bannoockburn, Northbrook, Lake Forest, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Glenview, Libertyville, Buffalo Grove, and Venon Hills, Illinois.
We were both born and raised in Highland Park, IL. Stephanie currently lives there with her husband, two teenagers, and two Alaskan Malamutes. Erin and her two elementary school-aged daughters called Deerfield, IL home. As a team, they enjoy helping all types of buyers and sellers. Stephanie has her Senior Real Estate Specialist designation as well as a Divorce Real Estate Specialist designation. Erin also has a designation as a Senior Real Estate Specialists as well as a Home Staging Specialist designation.
Both formerly worked in the fields of advertising, sales and marketing, and because both have recently sold/bought homes, they understand real estate from a clients' perspective as well as an agents'. These indispensible professional and person experiences dovetail with their passion for residential real estate, making them the Perfect Pair!
Stephanie and Erin combined their unique skills sets in communications, research and sales to create one of the strongest teams in North Shore real estate. When asking clients what stands out about their service, one theme is clear: the drive, passion and dedication of this pair, who will stop at nothing to get the job done for their clients!
Working with this duo means double the service, talent and skills!
Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest transactions you might make in your life, and it is our goal to make sure that you have the best experience possible! We love helping all home buyers and sellers with their North Shore real estate transactions.
We bring over years experience in the fields of marketing, sales and client service, plus a passion for residential real estate and a client-centric approach to my business. From our initial conversation through closing and beyond, we will provide an unmatched level of personal attention, energy and dedication to the job to ensure that your real estate goals are achieved.
2 DUNSINANE LANE, BANNOCKBURN This stunning James March Goldberg contemporary was thoughtfully planned out and custom built by its current owners. Designed for entertaining, this wonderful home has a completely open floor plan and fantastic flow. Dramatic floor to ceiling windows wrap around the perimeter of the home, bringing in loads of natural light and views of the wooded 1.8 acre property.
Elegant main floor master bedroom features separate sitting area, luxury bath with double sinks, huge closet and loads of built ins. Family room and living room share gorgeous 2-sided granite gas fireplace. The chef's kitchen boasts nuHaus cabinets, granite counters, stainless refrigerator, huge Sub-Zero freezer, abundant prep & serving space, table area and desk space. Large dining room for all of your celebrations. Main floor office with private full bath can double as 2nd main floor bedroom. Upstairs, 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths provide space and privacy for guests/family members. Basement with rec area, 2 bedroom/offices, laundry. 2nd kitchen on main level. 3 car garage. Sprinkler system. A truly special and unique home!
We will be your guides, your advocates and your resource throughout the entire process. Navigating through today's challenging real estate market takes a skilled, experienced professional. We will be on your side, managing communications between all the parties involved, making sure that you know exactly what steps to take. There are a lot of parties involved in just one real estate transaction, and we will be your liason between all of them, managing the process to make it as easy as possible.
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Stephanie resides in the same Highland Park neighborhood she grew up in with her family, including her two high school aged children, husband and two Alaskan Malamutes. Erin makes her home in Deerfield with her two elementary school aged daughters and adorable Havanese.
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Both Stephanie and Erin hold their SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designations. They are uniquely qualified to help senior citizens as they downsize from their homes and determine what the right next step for them is. Sometimes their current homes present challenges, such as too many stairs, too much property to take care of, or high carrying costs - Stephanie and Erin help their clients navigate the entire home sale process, from determining what to do with all of their "stuff" and getting their home market ready, to guiding them through the legal and financial pieces of the home sale puzzle. They help take the fear and stress of out this often anxiety-inducing transition.
The Hofman Rutman Team is available for speaking engagements to educate seniors, and their children, on how to simplify this process.
1105 SPRINGFIELD AVE, DEERFIELD Our clients purchased this newer home just over 1 year ago and made many improvements - over $86,000! An exterior overhaul has made the home look like new, including James Hardie siding, new gutters, new brick paver patio, new driveway, landscaping & front door. Interior updates include: new light fixtures, doors, crown molding; hardwood floors sanded and re-stained; new Sonos Control 4 System.
This fabulous home also offers 12' ceilings, huge kitchen open to family room as well as separate main floor office, living room, dining room. Large master suite with expansive bath and great closet; 1 en-suite bedroom, 2 additional family bedrooms share hall bath. Basement with finished rec/exercise space. Other highlights include: stunning fireplace, eat-in kitchen with huge island, 2 car garage, alarm, fenced in backyard, dual zoned, and tons of closet/storage space! New construction finishes with a well-thought out floor plan and great flow in fantastic location close to town, parks, library.