With a background in financial services and consulting, Curtis Crotty fell in love with the analytical and relationship aspects of real estate. He started his real estate career working with new construction developers and has been serving the North Side neighborhoods for four years. “I learned about real estate from the ground up,” he explains. “Getting to know the ins and outs of land helped provide me with a strong knowledge base for many other aspects of real estate.” This gives him an advantage over his competitors.
The Chicago Association of Realtors named Crotty a Top Producer for 2021. However, he considers starting his own team to be his biggest professional accomplishment of the year. “My goal is to create a community for people to tap into … to connect with and learn from,” he says.
Crotty describes his style as “serious and professional, but fun when the time is right. Real estate can be a serious business, but we love to help our clients enjoy the process along the way.” He relies heavily on his financial services background to help clients understand the numbers when buying or selling a home. Clients praise Crotty’s personable manner and analytical approach to the business. “I listen to what their true needs are and walk them through different strategies accordingly,” he says. He also makes sure his clients are well cared for. “They tell me that working with me was fun and informative, that they felt like they were in good hands every step of the way,” he says.
Communication is essential, and Crotty keeps his clients in the loop. “I pride myself on keeping my clients aware of the process so that they are never left in the dark,” he says. “We, as agents, have to know how to break down information and communicate with our clients and colleagues effectively. Understanding how and when to say something is the biggest tool a professional can have.”
We could not have asked for a better home-buying experience! Curtis was highly recommended to us by our friends, and we are so lucky that they put us in touch with Curtis. To quote them exactly, "You are going to love working with Curtis" and this could not have been more accurate. We absolutely loved working with Curtis! He took time to learn what we were looking for in a home for our family, and it was obvious that he truly listened to our interests and preferences the entire time. We felt incredibly supported throughout the entire home-buying process. We could not be more grateful for the home that we ended buying, all thanks to Curtis' help, wis...— Shobha K.
We cannot recommend Curtis and the team highly enough. My family worked with The Crotty Group on the sale of two properties and the purchase of one, and they made our complicated requirements seem simple. Every step in both purchase and sale went far more smoothly than we could have imagined as a direct result of their guidance. I was most impressed by Curtis's communication through the process: thoughtfully listening to our requirements and providing honest, direct advice. We'd be excited to work with Curtis again!— Justin J.
Curtis was absolutely amazing during the entire process of both selling my home and helping me find my new forever home. He and his team were always available for questions, attentive to detail and provided all the support and guidance I needed. I highly recommend The Crotty Group for anyone looking to buy or sell their home in the Chicagoland area.— Jennifer O.
Curtis helped us purchase our first home in the Western suburbs of Illinois. He went above and beyond what was expected at every stage of the home buying process. Even his support staff was clear, concise and quickly handled everything we needed. As first-time buyers, my wife and I had many questions along the way. Curtis was able to answer all of them and give us the confidence and clarity we needed to make our decision. I strongly recommend Curtis and the The Crotty Group if you are in need of an agent.— Nick E.
Curtis and his team did a wonderful job helping us find our first home! Curtis was always available to answer our questions and explained things in a way that made the process and details easy to understand. We are certain we will be in our new home for a long time, but in the event our future plans change we wouldn't use anyone other than the Crotty Group!— Val L.
I highly recommend Curtis to be your next realtor. He was fundamental in our process of buying our apartment. This is our first home and he was extremely patient from day one, explaining every step of the process in a detailed and clear way. His support was instrumental in building confidence and ensuring we were making the right decisions. He is super responsive, always available, communicates very strait forward. He is still helping us even after the closing, recommending contractors and etc. We’ll certainly contact him on future opportunities!— Cibele N.
I gave Curtis quite a challenge, being not just new to Chicago but new to the US, and he more than rose to it, surpassing my expectations. Curtis helped me find a fantastic home as well as guiding me through the US home buying process along the way. He was proactive and responsive throughout and made the process an enjoyable one. I highly recommend working with Curtis.— Andre G.
Curtis did a great job helping us find and buy our dream house. He was very responsive and knowledgeable. He understood exactly what we were looking for and was able to find something within our price range. We were relocating from out of state and he made the entire process far less stressful than we thought it would be.— Clark
As first-time homebuyers, Curtis made the process simple and took the time to teach us along the way. He was very knowledgeable on the area we were looking at and made us consider things we wouldn't have thought of on our own. He was friendly and confident. I trusted him from the beginning through closing.— Jackie S.
Curtis was amazing to work with, being new to Chicago and all the uncertainty that can come along with that he made it such an enjoyable and comfortable process! His patience and expertise really set him apart and I look forward to working with him in the future.— Elizabeth H.
Curtis was an amazing realtor! I couldn’t ask for a better one! He was super quick with responses and was always looking out for our interest! Curtis went above and beyond in his work to make sure my condo was sold in time for our new house!— Seller
Curtis helped us with the sale of our home. He had a great strategy from the beginning and suggested changes in a fast manner which allowed us to get multiple offers within a month. We are very grateful for his services.— Ligia M.
Curtis was our realtor for our first-time home buying experience, and we couldn't be happier with how everything went! He was so easy to work with, very responsive always got back to us immediately, and kept up communication so we were always in the loop with what was happening. He really listened to what we wanted, and very patiently helped us understand all aspects of the process. Once we found a home, he helped us understand the value of it and comps in the neighborhood and then expertly navigated the offer process to get us the best price possible. You can tell he has a passion for this business, and his dedication shows through every step. We'd...— Buyer
The Crotty Group has partnered with Keller Williams ONEChicago to provide his clients with a well-trusted brand and a strong focus on customer service and care. Curtis and his team are dedicated to being diligent and knowledgeable Realtors® for their clients.