And Remember..."Don't Make a Move Without Me!"
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 fantastic to work with from beginning to end. She listened to us and made sure we only looked at properties that checked all of our boxes. She was incredibly easy to work with, explaining every step of the process, and she gave us a lot of valuable advice and suggestions. My wife and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell."
"Karen is amazing, she made the sale of our condo easy, from helping us prepare for the showing to the day of the closing. Simply wonderful!"
"Working with Karen on our home search was a dream. She quickly got up to speed on our wish list and worked fast to get us to view properties. The absolute icing on the cake was her amazing collection of service providers she connected us to that were instrumental in lessening the stress and pain of the home buying process. We can't recommend her enough!!"
"Karen didn't just exceed our expectations, she blew them out of the water. From the first consultation we knew we were in good hands. We asked Karen to take summer photos of our home in August 2017 so we could list it the next February. Well, that didn't last. :) By November, Karen found and helped us buy a home that checked every box and then some, we had no clue we could afford our dream home! To top it off, 3 weeks later, Karen sold our existing home (no carrying double mortgages!) for exactly the price she told us after the first consultation. Talk about being knowledgable and passionate about her craft!
Besides being amazing at what she does, she was so much fun to work with and became a part of our family for the months that we were working together. She's our toddler's new favorite person!"
"Karen was great!! Very quick to communicate, friendly, knowledgeable, and smart. No one knows the market in Edgewater like Karen. I'd recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate on the north side of Chicago."