Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate, SRES;SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL (RE/MAX Suburban)

7107 Pingree Road

(Rt. 14 & Pingree)

Crystal Lake , IL 60014

I love working in cooperation with my clients to insure success in this market. McHenry County IL,Lake County IL,Kane County IL, Cook County, IL REAL ESTATE VISIT

Get to know Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate

I have been a full-time, professional REALTOR® since 1994 specializing in the sales and marketing of homes, land and investment property including but not limited to the following areas in Northern Illinois: Cary, Fox River Grove, Crystal Lake, Barrington, Algonquin, Lake In The Hills, McHenry, Lake Zurich, Wauconda, Woodstock, Prairie Grove, Pingree Grove, Barrington Hills, Barrington Village, Island Lake, Wonder Lake, Harvard, Hebron, Bull Valley, Fox Lake, Antioch, Spring Grove, Elgin, Carpentersville, Huntley, Hebron, Buffalo Grove, Alrlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Palatine, Johnsburg, Lakemoor, Lakewood, Trout Valley, Lake County and McHenry County, Kane County and Suburban Cook Counties.

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I also live on the Fox River and love helping people buy and sell waterfront homes on the many beautiful lakes and waterways we have in Northern Illinois, including but not limited to the Fox River, Chain of Lakes, Fox Lake, Pistakee Lake, Nippersink Lake, Petite Lake, Dunn's Lake, Wonder Lake, Bangs Lake, Sand Lake, Lake Marie, Lake Catherine, Grass Lake, Slocum Lake, Duck Lake, Channel Lake......



In Addition to my GRI (Graduate of Realtors Institute), my ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative), my e-PRO designation and my RECS (Real Estate Cyber Space Society), I recently completed training to obtain my CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) and SFR, the National Association of Realtors Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource.

As a Certified Distressed Property Expert and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource I am also trained and experienced to help qualiified homeowners in distress to:

-prevent foreclosure and explore alternatives

-complete a successful short sale

If you feel you are running out of time and don't know where to turn, give me a call to see if I can help you stay in your home and/or avoid foreclosure.

I also work with buyers looking for Foreclosures, Short Sales, REO's Bank Owned Homes, Pre-Foreclosures



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Consistently outstanding in my field, my business continues to grow through referrals. I am the recipient of many awards in recognition of exemplary performance in the field.

I am a member of the McHenry County Association of REALTORS® where I help maintain the professionalism of the industry by serving on the Professional Standards/Grievance Committee. I have also served on The McHenry County of Realtors Technology Sub-Committee, The Multi-Board Grievance Committee, and the MLS or Northern Illinois Runt Group. In addition to my local involvement, I am also a member of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®, and REBAC (Real Estate Buyer Agency Council) and RECS (Real Estate Cyber Society).  All of these associations uphold a strict code of ethics and ensure that their members are up to date on the latest marketing techniques and legislation affecting real estate.
To fully serve my clients, I also hold membership in the Multiple Listing service of Northern Illinois (MLSNI).

I am also a "Member of Influence" in the McHenry County Association of Realtors, which represents the top 10% of Realtors in our board.



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Testimonials for Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate

  • Jed

    I recommend Debra Kukulski for all your needs selling or buying. She has helped many of my customers and friends with their real estate needs. When the thought of a Realtor comes up the only person that comes to mind is Debra. She is always there, thanks Debra!
    Jed B., Cary, IL

  • Violetta

    "Debra is fantastic to work with! She was recommended through a mutual friend and has gone above and beyond what I expected of a real estate agent. She is very personable, and easy to work with, always making herself available for her client. Her knowledge is outstanding and she can quickly gauge exactly what you need in a property. She has helped me find the perfect home for my family, and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a truly great real estate agent. I look forward to working with her again to help my children find their own nest!"
    Service Category: Real Estate Agent
    Year first hired: 2006 (hired more than once)
    Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
    Violetta S., Grayslake, IL

  • John

    Deb is an outstanding, talented and ethical business person of the highest caliber. I come from a family and personal experience with a deep history in residential and commercial properties and finance, so I am pretty qualified to make judgments about professionals in real estate. They just don't come any better. You can take that to the bank and you won't need FDIC insurance.
    John O., Port Barrington, IL

  • Harriet

    Hi Deb,
    I will be glad to share with you what I told Sharon when we talked about the experience of trying to sell our houses: I appreciated you doing a thorough market analysis, even when I didn't like the outcome. You encouraged me to price the house at a figure that would bring people in, and they did come! There were times when I was being pressured by neighbors and friends who thought the price was way too low, and I got upset and almost cried on the phone, but you stayed calm and encouraged me to look at the feedback we were getting from prospective buyers. You did a lot of internet marketing, and did not pressure me to go to an even lower price after a few months of people coming and going, although I think you wanted to, and I appreciated that. Once we had some honest bidders, and I was hesitating, you encouraged me to look at all 53 items of feedback we had and you worked with me - and them - to obtain a final price that was great for them and tolerable for me... and we kept the window! That was a detail that someone else might have forgotten, but you remembered, and were able to use it in negotiating so that both parties thought we were getting a deal.

    Once we had a contract, you worked with Dan, my lawyer, and the buyer's representative to make sure that all the legal forms and repairs that needed to be made at the house were considered in a fair manner. I appreciated you taking the time to keep me up to date when you could have been out showing more houses. You checked in even when your dad was ill.
    You were always cheerful and helpful, even when I wasn't, and you were able to be realistic about the house and the market, encouraging me to make the best of a difficult situation. I think that you are amazing, and just the right person that I needed at that time in my life. I am very grateful to you and wish you the very best in all future endeavors! Blessings.
    Harriet C., Inverness, IL

  • Nancy

    I can strongly recommend Debra as a competent, diligent and well-informed real estate agent. I have referred numerous friends and relatives, as well, to her. They have been very pleased with her professionalism and attentiveness and will not hesitate to use her, again, in the future!
    Nancy B., Cary IL

  • Jason

    I just wanted to say thank you for the ton of work you put into selling my condominium in such a tough market. You put so much time and effort into making this deal work that I was starting to think you were getting an $112,000 commission rather than that number being my asking price. This was the 3rd time you helped me buy or sell and I hope you are available for all my purchases in the future. Thank you so much and if anyone needs a reference you can give them my personal number.
    Thank You,
    Jason P. Palatine, IL

  • Courtney

    "Your services were up and above my expectations! Even when you were out of the office you managed to keep tabs on what was going on and kept in communication with me. Any question that I had you were able to not only answer it but provide additional information about the matter! We would have never found the house that we love without you! And the fact that we were not even supposed to be allowed to get the house and that you pushed everyone else that was working with us to make it a possibility is amazing! We can not thank you enough and we will most definitely recommend you to whoever is in the market for buying or selling!"
    Courtney and Travis, Fox Lake, IL

  • Stephanie

    Deb Rocks!:

    Deb was fantastic! She made a very stressful situation much easier for me and my family. I especially am thankful for her photography, staging, lender, inspector, and attorney referrals which saved me A TON of legwork and time knowing I was in good hands with people she trusted. She was honest and caring and always emailed me or called me back asap with my many questions. I was expecting a ton of gray hairs while trying to sell but I haven't noticed even one because of Debra!!! I look forward to working with Deb in the near future for my other real estate needs. Deb Rocks!
    Stephanie A. Orzyp, DVM Chicago, IL

  • Grace

    "Deb Kukulski is truly a professional agent. She worked with me during a very intense period when I had to find a new home and sell my previous home in a very short time span. Deb was patient, listened to me and, most of all, gave me good advice and helped me manage my concerns throughout the process. She also had a great network of people, who also supported me in both processes of acquiring a new home and selling my previous house -- which we completed in 6 months -- with very good results on both sides of the equation. I am very happy in my new home and I would recommend Deb to anyone who needs a Realtor for their home needs."
    Grace K. - Arlington Heights and Crystal Lake, IL

  • Jerry

    Very helpful and always there when you need her. Takes very good care of her clients, always doing what is best for them. Would use her again if needed.
    Jerry Ruther, Wauconda, IL

    Service Areas (7)
    • Cary, IL
    • Cary, IL
    • Fox River Grove, IL
    • Lake Zurich, IL
    • Crystal Lake, IL
    • Algonquin, IL
    • Lake in the Hills, IL
    • Barrington, IL
    Languages (1)
    • English