"5-star reviews on Yelp!"
As a homeowner, investor and developer of real estate, Stacy Karel brings her passion for real estate to her buyers and sellers. As your listing agent, dont be surprised if she rearranges furniture or stages your bookshelves, she knows what sells. Stacy is an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP Designation) and enjoys bringing that expertise to her sellers. Her marketing plan, agent-to-agent marketing techniques, and use of technology for communication, scheduling and feedback make her a leading real estate consultant at @properties.
With her buyers, Stacy says, "I enjoy listening to my clients to understand their needs. It is like a game... to pull the levers of price, location, and amenities to find that market anomaly for my clients that is the very best deal." Her buyers comment that she is an expert negotiator and goes above and beyond when it comes to getting the deal done and providing recommendations for contractors and other resources.
Prior to joining @properties in 2008, Stacy was the number one agent in her office and was named top individual or group every year since 2003. Her website www.CONDOChicago.com is one of the most successful independent sites in the Chicago-land area with thousands of registered users and hundreds using it monthly to assist in the home buying process. She has also recently launched a site www.LuxuryChicagoCondo.com that highlights the city's luxurious new construction projects.
In 2008 Stacy was responsible for the coordination of a relocation of employees from Illinois to Texas. This move affected over 75 employees with real estate valued over $20,000,000 and was serviced by 18 agents covering the city and suburbs. She developed a website www.ILRelo.com to showcase these listings.
Prior to entering real estate as a full-time agent in 2002, Stacy was a Business Development Manager for Deloitte Consulting. She has a MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University with a major in Marketing. Her undergraduate studies were at University of Illinois majoring in Finance.
Stacy is a resident of the Bucktown neighborhood. In her spare time she enjoys travel, theater, movies, wine tasting, skiing and teaching her niece to ice skate.
You can contact Stacy directly at Stacy@CONDOChicago.com or (312) 933-5819.
Clients are saying:
"What can I say? Stacy is incredible at getting things done in an efficient, professional, and productive manner. I've now worked with her to both find my amazing condo to buy and also to rent it out when I got transferred for a year. She's reliable, responsive, and really great to work with. I'd highly recommend Stacy to any of my family and friends."
"Stacy was great and incredibly communicative. I usually received a response from her within minutes, which was greatly appreciated. She has great contacts with inspectors, attorneys and home repair people so you're never struggling to find reliable help. As a first time home buyer she always had an answer for every random question I could think of and explained the buying process very clearly to me. I would definitely work with her again and recommend to any friends looking to buy."
"Stacy Karel is excellent and making our transfer from Iowa to downtown Chicago very smooth! She began by emailing us "potential" properties in our specifications and we could flag them as yes, no, maybe. This was very helpful as my husband and I could sit down and go through them together. Once we decided we liked the New Eastside, we zeroed in on the building we preferred. Stacy was able to keep us informed the moment a condo was on the market. We trusted Stacy enough that we made offers on our condo without even seeing it! Yep, that's right, it may sound crazy - but we had looked at similar condos with the exact same floor plan. We were out of town so Stacy led us through the offers with helpful input and recommendations. Stacy has a great group of contacts, i.e., home inspector, lawyer, etc. that helped simplify the closing process. Communication with Stacy is always very prompt. We are truly delighted with the condo we purchased and love the location (2 blocks from Michigan Ave and 2 block from the lake)! Thank you Stacy, we couldn't be happier!"
"Stacey was amazing. arranged for showing after showing and sold my condo more quickly than I would have ever dreamed possible."
"I truly enjoyed working with Stacy to purchase my first home. She is extremely knowledgeable, communicative, and attentive to all of her clients needs. I usually received a response from her within minutes, which was greatly appreciated. She has a great network of contacts including: inspectors, attorneys that all made the transaction very smooth. As a first time home buyer she always had an answer for every random question and explained each step in the buying process in great detail. I would not hesitate to work with Stacy again and recommend to any friends and family looking for a new home in the city."