Broker Associate

Photo of Catherine Dugan LaBelle
  • Cell 224.558.2043
  • Fax 708.491.4043
La Grange Office
318 W Burlington Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

Professional Vision Statement:

Provide exceptional customer service and professional integrity to my Buyer/Seller clients through my affiliation with Baird & Warner. Utilize a high tech and consultative approach to the pricing, preparation and promotion of properties including consistent and informative market transaction communications.  Committed to ongoing personal and professional development, as well as an alignment with a trusted community of Strategic Alliance Partners in order to provide exceptional service to my clients. 


As a Top Tier Broker, I have earned the Baird & Warner President's Award and rank in the top 1% of Baird & Warner. 

Catherine has been a full time REALTOR ® for over 11 years serving the Western Suburbs of Chicagoland with a focus on delivering the highest level of professionalism and customer service with integrity. Her knowledge of the real estate profession, ever changing real estate marketplace, commitment to continuing to hone her skills topped by her passion in client service make her a rare find.

Selecting the right real estate professional to be your trusted adviser and assist you in orchestrating the hundreds of transactional details required in a successful real estate transaction is as important as the decision to buy or sell. It requires a dependable REALTOR ®, one you can trust. You can trust Catherine to bring her knowledge, passion and commitment when serving you and those you care about when it comes to real estate.

Catherine is the youngest of nine children and was raised in the family homestead of 72 years located in Old Irving Park in Chicago. She attended Knox College and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Women's Fraternity. Prior to entering real estate, Catherine was an Assistant Montessori Teacher in Deerfield, IL. Catherine has been a full time professional REALTOR since 2004. Currently, Catherine lives in the Western Suburbs with her husband; John Matthews, Broker Manager of the Baird & Warner Oak Park office, and is the proud mother of two fine young men, Ian 20 and Brian 17.

As an active community member, Catherine has served on the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member of the LaGrange Business Association. She is a frequent volunteer for community events such as the Pillar’s Ball and LaGrange Carnival.

In her free time, Catherine enjoys her time with family and friends, reading, playing cards, running, traveling far and wide and fine red wines.

What you can expect when working with Catherine:

Client Service with Baird & Warner:

  • Largest Independent and Locally Owned Real Estate Services Company in Chicagoland with 1800 Brokers
  • Innovative Technology for Today’s Consumer
  • Full Time Administrative and Marketing Staff
  • Full Service Approach with Affiliate Services with Key Mortgage and Baird & Warner Title
  • Affiliation with Top Relocation Network in the World – LeadingRE
  • Affiliation with Top Luxury Network in the World

My Seller Clients Can Expect:

  • Complete Market Analysis
  • Assess to My Strategic Alliance List of Preferred Vendors
  • Effective Property Marketing Campaign
  • Extensive Internet Exposure
  • Professional Photography
  • Eye Catching Marketing Print Materials
  • Seller Reports
  • Follow Up with Every Prospective Buyer
  • Continual Communication throughout the Transaction
  • Most Importantly Skilled Negotiations Contract to Close

My Buyer Clients Can Expect:

  • Buyer Consultation to Assess Goals
  • Customized Property Search
  • Financial Guidance and Resources
  • Community Knowledge
  • Continual Communication throughout the Transaction
  • Most Importantly Skilled Negotiations Contract to Close

Additional Services:

  • Relocation Services around the State, Country and World through LeadingRE
  • Luxury Real Estate Services 
  • B&W Chairman's Club
  • B&W President's Club
  • B&W Vice President's Club
  • BA
  • Broker
  • CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • CSC
  • GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute
  • LeadingRE Relocation Specialist
  • SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
  • SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist
  • eTeam Agent - LaGrange

Reviews On Zillow

Average Rating

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"The first day we went to look at houses, Catherine had a portfolio of prospective houses neatly collected for us to look at. She had already eliminated homes she knew would not meet the requirements I'd described to her. There were several possibilities on the list and, because of the pre-work she put in, I was able to choose and place an offer on a house that same day! It was less than a week from selecting her as a realtor to signing a contract which is amazing. Better yet, she helped negotiate a price that was significantly below the asking price. Thanks for a great experience!"


by greenie1127

"Catherine has shown me properties as my realtor the past six months. She is very knowledgeable, prompt, caring for your time and willing to stick with you to the end! I will be recommending her to friends."


by Bradcarmody12

"Catherine was a pleasure to work with. She is a true professional and expert in her field. We relied heavily on her experience and knowledge throughout both the sale and purchase of our homes. She's an advocate for her clients and we were always 100% confident in her representation. "


by kmo29

"Catherine came highly recommended from one of her colleagues at Baird & Warner as the expert on residential real estate in the western suburbs of Chicago. She certainly lived up to that claim. In addition, Catherine was extremely responsive and went above and beyond to make herself available. Where she added the most value was throughout the negotiating process. She saved us thousands of dollars. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would strongly recommend her if you're looking to purchase a home in the western suburbs of Chicago."


by todd zoha

"Catherine is professional, knowledgeable, reliable and to the point. Catherine's expertise in real estate provided us with sound advice on how to sell our home!"


by sandy thehoff