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Karen Holt






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3101 N. Greenview Chicago, IL 60657



Karen has been a top selling Chicago real estate broker for over two decades and a thirty-year long resident of the North side. She utilizes her intimate knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods to provide exceptional service to her clients and customizes your experience to meet your individual expectations and requirements. 

As an experienced kitchen and bath designer, Karen excels at staging homes to accentuate each property’s inner beauty to maximize its appeal to potential buyers.  She leverages this unique skill set, along with the cutting edge marketing tools available exclusively to @Properties agents, to achieve a total sales volume of over $150 million, which ranks her amongst the top 5% of all real estate agents in Chicago.

Karen is an avid house flipper and a self-professed rehab guru, with expertise that extends to historic Chicago homes and buildings. She is savvy at assessing architectural plans and helping her clients identify potential DIY fixes to accentuate an older home’s underlying beauty.  

Her services don’t stop after closing, Karen is always available to consult with you on home improvements and can recommend trusted service providers and specialists to help achieve any of your construction needs.

As a testament to Karen’s above and beyond approach to customer service and support, most of her new business comes from referrals by satisfied clients.  Whether you’re buying a condo, selling a multi-unit building, or looking to purchase your first single family home; Karen and her expert team of attorneys, inspectors, and mortgage brokers will make sure your experience with @Properties is effortless and exceptional. 

Karen studied Interior Design at Northern Illinois University and Columbia College Chicago, where she specialized in kitchen and bath design. She worked as an award-winning designer for six years prior to becoming a Realtor.

Karen’s passion for real estate and dedication to providing clients with remarkable service has led her to continue her education and seek additional accreditations and affiliations in her field; including the following:

  • Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI)
  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)
  • GREEN Designated Realtor®
  • Member of The Edgewater and Andersonville Chambers of Commerce

Karen owns a historic American Four Square and has lived in Chicago’s North side Edgewater neighborhood for over thirty years. In her free time she enjoys gardening, rehabbing found furniture, hiking with her Coon Hounds, Parker and Gus, and exploring neighborhoods on her 1981 Vespa scooter.




Clients are saying...

"Karen was extremely helpful in letting me know exactly what I needed to do to make the condo look right. She listed the condo and started getting potential buyers right away. She helped me get the right price with good advice on how to react to bids. I'd recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home."

- W. L.

"Karen Holt did an amazing job making the sale of our condo as painless as possible for us while still securing us an above-ask price and multiple offers. Her knowledge of our building (3232 N Halsted), connections with other brokers and amazingly effective marketing approach all helped lead us to a better-than-exected outcome of our sale. Karen seemed well supported by a deep set of resources from @properties. She offered us several helpful tips that aided in transforming our former home into a showcase for prospective buyers. Her sales tactics, while always very approachable and friendly, moved us from listing to contract in less than 3 days. With just 1.5 hours of showings all on the same day she was able to secure us five highly qualified offers. In fact, we received our first offer within two hours of our place going up on the MLS sight-unseen. I'd recommend Karen and @properties in a heartbeat to family and friends looking to get a great price for the sale of their home with minimal disruption to their daily lives."

- M. S.

"Karen Holt makes real estate fun. Her enthusiasm for every aspect of the job keeps the energy positive even when the going gets rough. Karen can can talk with anyone and generally charm them with her sunny disposition but she can be tough when she needs to protect your interests."

- M. W.

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