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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 helped us both buy and sell a home. Fantastic service - very patient with us as first time home buyers. Helped us when we had to cancel offers due to problems found in inspections, and ultimately helped us to find a fantastic place to live. Would recommend her to anyone."

"Karen's knowledge, experience and support network allowed her to market my 3 flat apartment building at a price (higher than I expected) that created great interest in the property resulting in a quick sale at a price close to asking price. She efficiently conducted showings for prospective buyers with minimum disturbance to my tenants and advised and assisted me through every step of the sale process. She is an energetic hard worker, good communicator, and does her best to fulfill and satisfy her clients' wishes and needs."

"Karen has a great positive attitude and knew the neighborhood well."

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