Jen & Jim Cavanaugh


Jen & Jim Cavanaugh

Jen & Jim Cavanaugh

Phone: M: 708-408-9910 708-408-9910 mobile
Phone: O: 630-954-4600 630-954-4600 office
Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
1225 W 22ND St Ste 130
Oak Brook, IL 60523-3207

Jennifer Cavanaugh is a proud second-generation Realtor, with business savvy and know-how instilled early on. She grew up working for her father’s real estate company doing everything from weeding and watering flowerbeds to filing client documents.  It was those formative years that shaped her work ethic and business drive. While Jennifer specializes in both buying and selling in the western suburbs her practice focuses specifically on Westchester, LaGrange Park, LaGrange, Brookfield, North Riverside, Riverside and Western Springs. Loyal, candid, and practical, Jennifer’s dedicated client base refers most of their friends, family and business associates when they have real estate needs.

Jennifer Cavanaugh works in partnership with her husband, Jim Cavanaugh. Jim has a construction background and clients value his professional eye and perspective when looking for a home. Jennifer and Jim recently joined Coldwell Banker to provide their clients with the best online and offline marketing exposure that which only a large international company can afford. Together they expertly guide their clients with market and product knowledge, truth and transparency from start to finish making the process streamlined. It is evident that real estate is a career and not a hobby for these multi-million dollar producers.

Jennifer and Jim are very involved in the community and can help with your transition whether it be from block to block or city to suburbs. Contact Jennifer Cavanaugh at 708-408-9910 or at today. Contact her for a comprehensive list of all properties for sale anywhere in the U.S.


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"Jen is absolutely wonderful! We just sold our home in Westchester, and Jen was there every step of the way. She was there to assist, advise, encourage, and--to fight for the best sale possible, taking into account our needs and concerns. She was never more than a phone call away, and was relentlessly cheerful and incredibly helpful. She has an uncanny way of making you feel like you're her only focus, even though she was probably juggling 100 things at once. I can't even find the words to express my deep gratitude for all she did and the special person she is. BTW, the other professionals (lawyer, tradespeople) that she recommended were great as well!"

  -Gayle Soucek, Client

"09/15/2017 - user01719554 Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Westchester, IL. Jennifer is a realestate selling machine who's been set to maximum closings! She sold my place in 5 days! Whaaaat! Jennifer and I are working on my third transaction right now. Stop reading this review and call her NOW!"

  -Tim C. , Client

"09/29/2017 - Jane ashe Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Westchester, IL. I would highly recommend Jennifer Cavanaugh for all of your real estate needs. Moving from Indiana to Illinois and not knowing the market, we needed a trustworthy professional, who understood our position, to work with us. We instantly knew Jen was the right agent for us. Her personality, enthusiasm, professionalism, knowledge of the market, and working within our schedule, put us at ease. When we came on weekends, she had homes for us to look at in our target area and treated us as if we were her only clients. When our circumstances required that we sell our Illinois home, we were very thankful we had a trusted agent to go to immediately."

  -Jane Ashe, Client

"09/20/2017 - user5968279 Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Westchester, IL. Our experience with Jennifer was a delight from start to finish. Jennifer took the time to understand our needs and find us the home we were looking for. Jennifer provided valuable assistance in the negotiation and closing process and had continued to assist after closing."

  -J&J Paulius, Client

"09/08/2017 - brianaperlot Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Westchester, IL. Jennifer was fantastic at helping us both sell and buy. She walked in and said, this is what you've got going for you, this is what could use some work, this is how we can get that work done, and here are some realistic goals and expectations. And then she followed through and was there through every step of it with us. Her list of local contacts is phenomenal. The team of people she recommended we hire to close for us (again, we were selling and buying) was experienced and professional, and kept us on course. Between them, they answered all the questions we had, and many more we didn't know to ask! Jen has a solid knowledge base and a good team, provided some good tips and tricks, and felt like a fairly savvy negotiator when we reached that point. It was an overall excellent experience working with her."

  -Briana Perlot, Client

"09/08/2017 - RDOE Sold a home in 2017 in Westchester, IL 60154. Jennifer Cavanaugh is a very experienced realtor! She made it all an easy process. We bought and sold with her. I highly recommend contacting Jennifer today."

  -L. Caday, Client

"mvglodek Bought a Condo home in 2017 in Palos Park, IL. You will not find a more dedicated and experienced realtor then Jen Cavanaugh She exceeded our expectations and we could not be more delighted with the property that we found Jen is our realtor for life !!"

  -M. Glodek, Client

"09/09/2017 - jean searsbc Bought a home in 2017 in Palos Park, IL. My husband and I are so delighted and thankful to have such an outstanding realtor as Jen. She has gone above & beyond to accomodate our hectic schedules to help us find the perfect place that suits our needs. We finally closed on our new place and we couldn't be more delighted! We are so appreciative of Jen's diligence, knowledge, proffesionalism and most of all patience! She is our realtor for life!"

  -J. G., Client

"02/07/2017 - user2173263 Jen has vast knowledge of Westchester and the surrounding areas. She worked tirelessly to assist me in finding a home. She also sold my condo quickly. She explained everything and provided good comp information. She is easy to work with and one of the nicest people I have met!"

  -E. D., Client

"2/14/2016 - Latisha Ward-Sykes Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Westchester, IL. Jennifer assisted me with the purchase of my 1st home. She was very knowledgeable of the home buying process and had lots of resources to help get the job done. I was very impressed with her passion for her job and would definitely recommend her to family and friends."

  -Latisha Ward-Sykes, Client

"08/25/2016 - user8924995 Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in La Grange Highlands, IL. Both Jim and Jen communicated efficiently and effectively with the sellers we were buying from and to us, their clients. There was work that needed to be completed before the closing and they helped to ensure the work was being done correctly."

  -M. Roche, Client

"04/13/2016 - debonairpropertiesllc Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Westchester, IL. Jen provided us with wonderful service and real expectations regarding the market. She keeps you up to date with any feedback she can provide and goes above and beyond to represent you as a client. We have used her to purchase and sell a home and would definitely recommend her!"

  -P. Manno, Client

"4/13/2016 - kathysjunkmailsite Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Forest Park, IL. Jen is one of the best real estate agents you'll find. She's flexible, knowledgeable, friendly, and down to earth. She'll give you as much or as little advice as you'd like. She knows the process inside and out for both buying and selling. She helped the sale of our home go through by meeting with the appraiser and providing comps that raised the appraisal value."

  -K. & N. Mitchell, Client

"04/10/2016 - bekah fuller Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Westchester, IL. Jen was extremely helpful in the process especially since this was my first time home! I am extremely pleased and thankful that she was our realtor. I am so happy with our first home! She also is very knowledgable and was very responsive in a quick manor if we had any questions!!"

  -B. Fuller, Client

"04/09/2016 - genevalk10 Sold a Multi Family home in 2015 in Westchester, IL. Jennifer & Jim are amazing! They were very knowledgeable about all aspects of of the sale of my property, the area and potential buyers. They sold my property within 2 weeks for a price higher than I ever expected. I have never felt so comfortable as I did with Jennifer & Jim. They are great at what they do and I would highly recommend them"

  -J. Daniels , Client

"04/08/2016 - jimclendenin Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Westchester, IL. Very happy. We bought and sold through them. They recommended repairs and a professional carpenter to do them. We got more for our old house and payed less for our new one due to her knowledge and negotiating."

  - J. Clendenin, Client

"01/05/2015 - seabird_6 Sold a Single Family home in 2015 in Westchester, IL. Jennifer is absolutely the best agent I've worked with. She knows the market and doesn’t over- or under-price her properties. We sold our home within a week. Her combination of professionalism with personal care ensures excellent service. Jennifer’s reputation in Westchester is well-earned."

  - C. Hankett, Client

"01/04/2015 - Jiajie Yan Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Westchester, IL. Jennifer really did wonderful job helping me locating and purchasing the apartment I'm currently lived in. She works very hard to fit the apartment showing into my tight schedule, and tries every way to find more information about the apartment I was interested in. She is really friendly and has superb working ethics."

  -Jiajie Yan, Client

"10/14/2014 - user74153814 Bought a home in 2014 in Westchester, IL 60154. Jen was friendly, personable, and accommodating. My experience couldn't have gone smoother with the help of Jen "

  -M. Hutchens, Client

"09/06/2014 - ritacca.c Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 in Westchester, IL. Jennifer stays focused on the task at hand, driving hard to achieve desired results. She was always available to review marketing strategies, meet with prospective clients, or just for consultation. Staying in constant communication made the sale of my home almost effortless. Jennifer's knowledge of the market helped immensily during the entire process, including her personal addressing of a few minor village compliance issues. These touches made the transaction at closing flawless. I retained her for the search of my new home."

  -C. Ritacca, Client

"08/12/2014 - seppos7 Bought a home in 2014. Jen helped me purchase my home and sell my condo. She manages to stay calm when chaos ensues. She also recommends great "partners" - both my lawyer and inspector were excellent!"

  -C. Hess, Client

"05/15/2014 - rvasquez2657 Bought a Condo home in 2014 in Oak Lawn, IL. Well, I do not think the home buying process could have been any better. Both Jim and Jennifer were helpful as well as attentive to my needs. They quickly returned my phone calls and kept me informed of any changes along the way. They are truly a pleasant and fun team to do business with. I most certainly will give them a call whenever I am in the home buying market in the future."

  -R. Vasquez, Client

"05/15/2014 - cmurphy net Bought a home in 2014. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Jennifer and Jim make a great team. When we first met Jennifer, I had a good feeling we were in good hands and she did not disappoint. She listened to what we were looking for in a home and we have properties sent to us daily as she was putting in a great daily effort to find us a home. As we went and did property tours, Jim came for a number of the property tours and they were both able to point out some good things about the property along with things we should be wary of it buying making our decision. When we did find the property we liked, they had a great team to get our inspections done and legal for contract reviewed all lined up for us! The closing went very smooth and we are now happy homeowners!! I highly recommend Jennifer and Jim!"

  -C. Murphy, Client

"03/13/2014 - user1078407 Bought a home in 2014 in Westchester, IL 60154. My wife and I called several local realtors the day we decided to buy our first home. Not only was she the first to call us back she also offered to meet us that day and set up several showings on the fly. We were new to this and she made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process. She had so many connections with reputable third parties and contractors and even offered to meet our contractors and grant them access to the home while work was being done. Going above and beyond is the best way to describe Jen and we wouldn't work with anyone else but her in the future."

  -Josh and Melissa, Client

"03/06/2014 - user9695915 Bought a home in 2013 in Itasca, IL. I cannot express how great working with Jennifer was. After a not so great experience with another agent the year before, I contacted Jennifer and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the first day my family and I started working with her to day we closed and beyond, she made the entire process painless. As first time home-buyers, we needed someone who could answer all of our questions, guide us step-by-step and be patient with us (especially when our 2 little ones tagged along). We got all of that and then some. Her knowledge and expertise are A+. We never had to wait long to her back from her and she was always ready with new info or listings before we even had to ask. She quickly developed a feel for exactly what we were looking for, even when we weren't sure what that was. Thanks to Jennifer we are now in the perfect home for us and I would never hesitate to drop her name."

  -A.Gacek , Client

"02/17/2014 - ratherindif44 Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Westchester, IL. The Cavanaugh's are great to work with. Jen is very communicative, and she will be your bulldog when you need her to be. She has a great network of folks that help her out, and she is knowledgeable about both the buying and selling processes (I have done both with her as my agent), from top to bottom. I have already recommended Jen to friends who were considering buying in our area, and I am happy to recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell! "

  -Brian , Client

"02/11/2014 - nxanos Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL. Jennifer was extremely helpful with selling our home. I had contact with her everyday, her follow up was amazing and she was very knowledgeable. I have high expectations and she met every one of them. I never had to worry about anything falling through because she was always one step ahead and always had an answer to any question I may have. I highly, highly recommend her."

  -Kim and Nick , Client

"02/10/2014 - pmcv2410 Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Riverside, IL. I contacted Jennifer and Jim as a result of contacts in my neighborhood. They were the second agent I contacted. Less than halfway thru their presentation they excelled by comparison to the first agent and signed the contract to sell on January 5th. I followed all of Jennifer's recommendations for work to be performed before selling. She updated and assited with interior work and inspections. Four offers were received and contracted with the buyer on January 17th, well above listing price."

  -Pat McVeigh, Client

"Our experience with Jennifer and Jim could not have been any better. Jennifer's work ethic and willingness to serve is a true testament to excellent customer service. Her knowledge of the local area and understanding of the home buying process as well as superior negotiation skill served as an great asset to my first time home purchase experience."

  -Leonotis Williams, Client

"02/11/2014 - c7mwilliams Bought a home in 2013 in Westchester, IL 60154. Jennifer was honest, professional, kind, knowledgeable and thorough. She was truly amazing in assisting my husband and I in buying a home. As we went through the journey of home buying, she remained consistent all along the way. The way she treated us made us feel like we were her only clients."

  -Leonotis & Chasity Williams, Client

"02/07/2014 - apbtpt Bought a Condo home in 2013 in La Grange, IL. Jennifer and Jim were a pleasure to work with during my home buying experience. Their attention to detail enabled this process to go smoothly. In the future, I would look to Jennifer and Jim for my real estate needs."

  -Erin , Client

"02/07/2014 - cwebberjr Bought a home in 2013 in Briarwood, Oak Brook, IL 60523. For over a year Jennifer was as kind and patient with us as she was professional. Our first bids on two houses fell through, but Jennifer persevered until we located a third house which turned out to be the very best for our situation. Later when we listed our house for sale, Jenifer had it sold in just three days. Jenifer takes the pressure and frustration out of purchasing a home and selling a home. We greatly admire her as a professional with amazing people skills which won the day for us!"

  -Connie and Chuck Webber, Client

"02/08/2014 - mt4421 Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in La Grange Park, IL. Bought a short sale in 2013 and they made the process simple. Sale moved along quicker than expected and we got a great deal on a great place. All interactions were professional and they were a pleasure to deal with."

  -Matt Farnan, Client

"08/14/2013 - Autumn Bought a home in 2013 in Westchester, IL 60154. Jen was terrific. She is on top of her job, and she makes the phone calls to make sure other people are getting their jobs done. I trust her, and her contacts. She's efficient and friendly. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell."

  -Autumn Von Flotow, Client

"Jen provided us with wonderful service and real expectations regarding the market. She keeps you up to date with any feedback she can provide and goes above and beyond to represent you as a client. We have used her to purchase and sell a home and would definitely recommend her!"

  -debonairpropertiesllc, Client

"Jen has vast knowledge of Westchester and the surrounding areas. She worked tirelessly to assist me in finding a home. She also sold my condo quickly. She explained everything and provided good comp information. She is easy to work with and one of the nicest people I have met! Reposted from"

  -user2173263, Client

"Jen deserves the very highest praise and recognition for the outstanding service she provided as our real estate agent. Saying that Jen went "above and beyond" doesn't even come close to describing ... the many ways in which she helped us. There is not enough room to list all that she did to make the process as smooth as possible. I am so thankful!"

  -Sue P., Client

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