Kathryn Festen

Kathryn Festen

Trusted Real Estate Advisor

I have had the extraordinary opportunity to transition my career from banking to real estate
over 7 years ago. My most rewarding aspect of my 30 year banking career was providing
mortgages and helping people achieve their dream of owning a home. Today I continue
serving my clients as I pursue my own dream as a real-estate broker, providing homes for
my clients.  Passionate about homes, my favorite hobby is home decorating and design.  I
am readily available to help my clients present their homes in a professional manner to sell
or assist the buyer through envisioning what their dream home can hope to be.
I have a strong presence in our community as I currently serve on the Dundee Township
Rotary Club, Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce Board Women in Business
Board, and Habitat for Humanity Northern Fox Valley Board. I have recently chaired the
Dundee Township Rotary Club Scholarship committee that provided over $1M in
scholarship and grant monies over the years.

I live in Elgin with my husband Jack. One of the most rewarding aspects of living in the
area is the fact that my 6 grandchildren are just a two-minute bike ride away.  I am truly
blessed to be so close to my children and grandchildren and be such a close part of their
Without question, buying or selling a property is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in
your life.  It is important to be sure you are working with a real estate professional that
sees their role as an advocate and partner in the process of achieving your desired goals.
As your agent, I will provide you with updated information and feedback, while focusing on
the details to provide you with a seamless and efficient experience.  I have the most up-to-
date technology at my fingertips that will assist us in the process.  Whether you are a
buyer, seller, investor or just looking to get more information about the local market, I am
here to help!

I understand what it’s like to move to a new community and start a new life there.  I would
love the opportunity to share the highlights and benefits of our communities with you. If you
are looking to relocate or just to move down the street, I’d love to help you through the
transition. I can assist you with your real estate needs throughout the Chicago land area. I
look forward to working with you to build a long-lasting relationship based upon trust,
credibility and integrity.  My aim is to ensure that your real estate transaction – whether it is
to buy or sell — is as smooth and seamless as possible and to assist in making your
dreams come true!
My affiliation with Compass premier real estate brokerage, offers tools, systems, and
programs unparalleled in the real estate business. Whether you are moving locally,
nationally or internationally, our affiliation with leading real estate companies of the world
ensure I can provide you with the highest level of real estate service.




Phone: 815.210.6102
Email: kathryn.festen@compass.com

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