Kate Waddell Group


Alexa Dowell, Broker

Carissa Giancarlo, Broker

Molly Fox, Broker

Kate Waddell, President

A conscientious team player, Kate Waddell works aggressively on behalf of her clients while leading one of the top Compass teams in the city. With 14 years of real estate experience, Waddell, the president of the Kate Waddell Group, serves buyers, sellers, investors and developers and specializes in relocations and consulting.

Part of Waddell’s secret to success is industry knowledge. “I am a data hound and have found that studying that information translates to a better experience for both my buyer and seller clients because I know the market intrinsically,”
she explains.

With a background in elementary school education, Waddell exudes patience and support, offering clients her real estate knowledge as well as her emotional availability.

Closing more than 100 homes in 2019 alone, Waddell has spent the last decade earning accolades for her work. Every year since 2010, the Chicago Association of Realtors has ranked Waddell among the top 1% of producers in Chicago in terms of number of units sold. She’s been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a Notable Residential Real Estate Broker for the past two years and has appeared as an expert on NBC 5’s “The Talk” and WGN Radio’s “Home Sweet Home Chicago” program.

Prior to joining Compass, Waddell was named EXIT Strategy Realty’s No. 1 agent in the state of Illinois before leading the No. 1 team at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.

Waddell is a member of the advisory board for the Top Agent Network and supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation and OWLS Lacrosse. This past January, she hosted the Kate Waddell Group’s first event to promote women’s professional and personal success.

In April 2020, Waddell welcomed her second child, Sloane James. She is thankful for the opportunity to work from home during the shelter-in-place order, which allows her to spend time with her new daughter and 2-year-old son, Brooks.

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