…professional and personable.

Lena is both professional and personable. She knows her market and her local knowledge gives her an edge when negotiating a deal. She works with you and keeps you informed every step of the way. She always has your best interests in mind and wants to ensure you are happy. She is also very responsive, practical and honest and is a pleasure to go through the process with. Thank you Lena!

Katie S.

Lena was our rock.

During possibly the most uncertain time for selling a home ever, Lena was our rock. She was incredibly professional throughout, very creative about staging, photography, listing and how to continually keep interest up. She was very good at connecting with the right people who should see the place, and ended up generating leads that mattered. We loved our place and we are thrilled that Lena found a couple who will equally thrive there. We have nothing but praise for her and can’t recommend her highly enough.

Bob is the kind of human you want on your team.

I am (was) a first time home buyer and was rather nervous and uncertain of what to do and expect. From our first discussion, Bob Farster was supportive and listened to my concerns and what I wanted (and didn’t want) in a home. I was always comfortable asking him questions about the minutiae of owning a condo and appliances and how long does a furnace last and other details that came up that I was clueless about. He always responded honestly and objectively. If I brought up concerns he’d help me by listening and giving pros and cons. I trusted that he would be honest with me if something was a warning sign and he did so without ever seeming like he had any bias. He was kind, thoughtful, diligent, and most of all it felt like his only outcome was to help make me happy with the home I bought. It was clear that he treated me with the same respect and service as he did clients buying huge homes. We viewed over 20 condos and he was always eager and open to every door we walked through. Bob is the kind of human you want on your team. He’s the kind of person who will go out of his way to help you without a thought about what he gets out of it. I’m so thankful he was on my side for this big event in my life.

Holly H.

…they delivered on every promise made.

My experience with the Dorger McCarthy group was remarkably excellent. Our realtor Bob was very informative, and he kept us up to date in every step of the process; plus, they delivered on every promise made. Our decision to sell came due to a job relocation, and thanks to their extensive network in the Chicagoland area, our property was under contract before even hitting the market. We interviewed over 12 realtors from different firms, including the ones recommended by my new employer. Still, only the Dorger McCarthy group was able to deliver on our expectations and our needs. Thank you again for all the hard work and our family wish you all a healthy and prosperous future.

Rafael B.


Dorger McCarthy group is an AMAZING team! Sold my home in record time and ease. Best home sale experience I have ever had. Top-notch service from day one through closing. Guided me along every important decision with accurate and concise recommendations/information, while always maintaining a very personal touch. Accurately helped determine sale price, go-to-market strategy, open house schedule, offer acceptance communication, closing process, and so on. Always felt their support, and had my best interests in mind. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Brad J.

More than “agents”…

I think selling a home is just one of the most stressful life experiences – but Julie and Sara proved me wrong during the sale of my home. They are true professionals, yes, but even more amazing human beings. I cannot recommend them, and their team, enough. Always clear and prompt communication, honest expectation-setting and patience in helping me to navigate the twists and turns throughout the process. But what I appreciated most about working together was their warmth. They truly listened to, and respected, my goals and the end result I was hoping for – and the unexpected emotions I had throughout the sometimes messy process. More than “agents,” Julie and Sara were my guides and supporters. Truly the best – thank you!

Meg M.

…very good at their jobs.

We were so nervous about going into the process of selling our first condo, mostly because the experience we had purchasing the condo with another realtor was absolutely terrible. However, I can truly say that working with Sara and Julie made an overall stressful process…. quite easy, seamless, and pain-free. These two women are incredibly kind, personable and trustworthy but most importantly… very good at their jobs. I can’t think of one part of the process that wasn’t a breeze thanks to the help of these ladies and their fabulous team. If we have to buy or sell again in the city and specifically the Lakeview area, undoubtedly we would use them again. I only wish everybody could have this type of experience when going through the process of selling your home. Thank you to the Dorger McCarthy group for making this process so ENJOYALBE! You guys are the best of the best.
Meg L.

…there every tiny step of the way…

We now have our dream forever home and we can’t thank The Dorger McCarthy Group enough for their tireless work on our sale and purchase. We were just months away from having our baby and they made the process as stress-free as possible. They were there every tiny step of the way, talking us through all the emotional ups and downs, and finally being there as we walked through the front door to our beautiful home. There are many realtors in this city but this team is thoughtful, well organized, and truly cares about their clients.

Christie & John C.

…the very best realtors…

Julie Dorger and Sara McCarthy are the very best realtors I’ve ever dealt with. Without question. I have bought and sold multiple properties in multiple states and I’ve never felt more cared for than I have in this experience with them in Chicago. Their care factor is through the roof. I know they have a robust business, but I felt like my needs were the only ones that they were working on. Buying a home is a stressful and exciting time. Having professionals guide the way is critical. Having stealth navigators like the Dorger McCarthy Group in your corner is the kind of experience everybody should have. Endless thanks to all at Keller Williams and the Dorger McCarthy Group for making this the best real estate experience I could have ever hoped for!

Margot C.

…super responsive and helpful…

Julie, Sara and the whole team were awesome to work with! We hit a tough market and had moved out of state, and they were super responsive and helpful through the whole process. They were always there to have a quick call, and quick to follow up with text updates prior and after every showing. Thank you for all your support as we sold our condo!

Amanda K.

…look no further – Dorger McCarthy is it…

Regardless of your home buying or selling experience, Sara and the entire Dorger McCarthy group are an absolute pleasure to work with! As first-time home buyers, my partner and I felt informed, guided, and supported throughout the entire process. Not only did Sara and her team make us feel like the utmost priority throughout the entire process (and they still do! It’s so nice to receive their e-mail reminders and suggestions with home-related topics!), they did so with grace, friendliness, and genuineness. The Dorger McCarthy group’s extensive knowledge of the Chicago-land area is evident (and they supply you with lots of market intelligence to boot!), and I appreciated that while they focused our attention on the key attributes to look for as buyers, they also coached us on key attributes for when we become sellers and why our desired home was worth the investment. Having never bought or sold before, I was hesitant – within minutes of speaking with Sara for the first time during our consultation call, I knew that Sara had our best interests at heart, and she and her team certainly proved it by helping us with finding and purchasing our home. If you’re questioning which Realtor team/group to use, look no further – Dorger McCarthy is it, and they’ve certainly gained our trust and business for years (decades) to come!

Robert P.

Highly recommended.

I relied on the Dorger McCarthy group to sell my condo in Wicker Park. I had met other realtors first, but I went with Sara & Julie because they seemed most knowledgeable of the area as well as most invested in a real partnership (hearing my needs, painting a realistic picture of the market,  discussing steps to maximize value, etc). I just closed on that sale yesterday–I could not be more pleased with their service, representation, or the results.

Sara & Julie were full of smart advice from the get-go regarding when to list, how to price, suggesting affordable improvements to my unit to increase interest (I repainted an accent wall, and added a lamp/rug), and eventually putting it on the market. Their entire team were communicative and responsive. I hear frustrated stories from friends who sell their places with different realtors that never report to them the day-to-day progress… I never had that issue. Dorger McCarthy kept me in the loop, and answered every question quickly. Most impressively, they even coordinated with my tenant to make sure showings worked with his schedule–and made it all hassle-free.

I’ve learned a lot in this real estate sales process. My unit took a bit longer than anticipated to sell. But, I never felt I received anything but honest, straightforward advice and they never lost confidence or steam in negotiating a great sale for me. Highly recommended.

David R.

Sara and Julie really knew the market…

We chose the Dorger McCarthy Group after initially going with another realtor. Sara and Julie really knew the market. They provided detailed printed information to us about how our house compared to others in the area and how best to bring it to market.

In addition, the group produced an excellent online virtual tour of our home with floor plan, high quality printed marketing materials showing the home, and a modern decorative For Sale sign.

The top quality selling didn’t stop there, Sara’s passion for her work showed in the added information she provided during the tours of what could be done to the home in the future and stories describing the love and care we had put into our home.

Julie handled a lot of the logistics and quickly responded to any questions or needs we had and moved the whole process forward quickly and efficiently.

All of these things enabled us to sell the home within a week!

Annette F. J.

… Bob was more than a Realtor…

I can’t sing Bob’s praises enough. I moved to Chicago from Las Vegas, and Bob did so much more than help me find my house, he filled me in on all the Chicago neighborhoods and really helped orient me to my new home. Bob was more than a Realtor, he was a true Chicago guide.

Kate S.

… they provided so much clarity…

Thank you Julie and Sara for your guidance and help navigating our first home buying process. From the first evening we met Julie and Sara they provided so much clarity around our options. We so appreciate the showings we went to as well to help us determine what we really wanted. Thank you for all the referrals and check-ins. I know our paths will cross again in the future.

Sara found our perfect home…

We met Sara at an Open House in August of 2005 when we were just tourists in Chicago. As we began to discuss relocating from California, we kept in touch with both Sara and Julie, and on visits, they would take us around to different neighborhoods and show us properties. Sara never tried to push us, and even with a delay in our plans to relocate, never became impatient. Sara found our perfect home. We are thrilled with the deal she negotiated for us with the developer and would highly recommend them to any prospective buyer or seller.

Rick F. & Peter C.

I was completely impressed…

I was completely impressed from my first meeting with Julie and Sara when the marketing plan for selling my condo was presented. Everything throughout the sale and purchase of my condo was handled professionally and effectively. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know in the city in need of a Realtor.

Kristen K.

… personable, thoughtful & professional!

Sara was available, personable, thoughtful & professional! Easy to work and talk with and she followed up with everything!

Delilah M.

… Professionalism as it’s best!

I worked with Sara this summer to find that perfect home. I’ve worked with many agents over the years, and for the first time, actually enjoyed working with my agent. After the process was over, I was entirely satisfied. Sara really worked for me and was always looking out for my best agent. There was nothing that went wrong. Dedicated, passionate, caring and hardworking describes this team. Professionalism as it’s best!

Wendy H.

…the ‘dream team’ of realtors!

The Dorger McCarthy Group is by far the ‘dream team’ of realtors! They provided incredible support from the beginning to the very end, and they have an intricate network of connections to make every detail of your buying/selling transaction seamless. This team goes the extra mile, and their marketing efforts with both print and digital touches really made a huge impact, and we received multiple offers on the first day of showings. I strongly advise ANYONE in the city of Chicago looking to buy or sell a home to contact the Dorger McCarthy group. It will be the best decision you make!


Sold my home in record time…

Dorger McCarthy group is an AMAZING team! Sold my home in record time and ease. Best home sale experience I have ever had. Top-notch service from day one through closing. Guided me along every important decision with accurate and concise recommendations/information, while always maintaining a very personal touch. Accurately helped determine sale price, go-to-market strategy, open house schedule, offer acceptance communication, closing process, and so on. Always felt their support, and had my best interests in mind. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!