Karl Vogel consistently ranks among the top 1% of all Chicago real estate brokers. He specializes in selling Andersonville vintage and historic properties and is considered the top agent in the Andersonville market. He is also an expert in Edgewater, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Lakewood Balmoral, Bowmanville, Uptown and Evanston vintage and historic homes.
He is a member of the Chicago Association of REALTORS and has been a consistent top producing agent since 2001.
- His average days on market is 50% less than the market average
- His listings in 2015 have almost all had multiple offer and sell for OVER list price
- He is consistently in the top 1% of all Chicago brokers
- He has closed over 150M in real estate sales since 2001
Karl is an expert in sales, marketing and promotion. His clients love him for being a true "pro" and always know they can rely on him for funny, candid and passionate advice about buying or selling their home. He prides himself on always being flexible and ahead of the market in Andersonville and Chicago real estate.
Karl also loves helping buyers looking to renovate a home and has successfully "flipped" a number of homes. With his expert knowledge of renovating and home staging he is the perfect broker for sellers needing extra help getting their property ready to sell.
He attended Syracuse University and University of Illinois in Urbana and earned degrees in Photography and Art History. He also worked in Baird & Warner's marketing department and for Water Tower Realty Property Management giving him expert knowledge of real estate marketing and Chicago's rental market before he became a broker. He is also a member of Evanston's Landmark Preservation Committee.
Karl is also an expert on Andersonville 2 flat and 3 flat properties. He owns and mangages his own portfolio of Andersonville two flats and three flats and is very in tune with the rental market as it relates to small multi-unit investors. He loves working with buyers looking for Andersonville 2 flats and 3 flats.
Karl has also successfully "sold out" a number of vintage rehabbed condo conversions in Andersonville.
“Karl did an amazing job with the purchase of our new home and sale of our condo! He was instrumental in helping us understand the market dynamics, determining price, and getting our condo in condition to be sold! He is a true pro and I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor. In a down market, our condo was under contract in two weeks, which my husband and I largely credit to Karl. We are incredibly grateful for him for all of his work.” D.R. Lincoln Park seller and buyer
“Karl was a pleasure to work with. He was able to identify exactly what we were looking for in a home and community while meeting our tight budget. His experience made the buying and selling process a lot less stressful as he was able to easily answer any questions that we had. Karl has a keen eye for design and architectual preservation, which was important to us both in selling our home built in 1892, and finding a new one that fits us perfectly.” A.B. Evanston buyer, Hyde Park seller
“Karl was fantastic. He was a huge help in telling me what things needed upgrades before putting on the market and also staging the unit. We were able to sell quickly and at top price. I was able to get 3 great offers and the final sale price was $25,000 more than a very similar unit that sold just a couple months before. I would highly recommend Karl to anyone buying or selling in Chicago” B.V. Andersonville seller, Bowmanville buyer
Karl on HGTV's "House Hunters"
Karl on HGTV's "My House Is Worth What"
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Clients are saying:
"My husband and I worked with Karl to both buy and sell our first home in Edgewater. Being new to the process overall, Karl was very communicative and transparent throughout. Due to Karl's knowledge and sincerity, we put a ton of trust in him and never regretted it. Not only did Karl act as our real estate agent, he provided us with great contacts when it came to securing our loan, our attorney needs, and even contractors when it came time for home improvements. I would highly recommend Karl within the real estate market; friendly (and funny) family man with solid experience in the industry."
"Karl is a fantastic broker. He knew our market inside and out, he knew what to look for in a recently renovated property, and he always made time to answer all of our questions. We would recommend him to anyone!"
"Karl is an amazing realtor. He’s honest, knowledgeable, kind and funny. His knowledge about renovations is priceless. I would recommend him over and over."
"This guy knows what he is doing! Never once felt pressured. I knew I could rely on Karl's honesty and knowledge of the market. I felt I got the place I dreamt about getting!"
"Excellent! Karl was both knowledgeable and caring with helping us find our new home. He was extremely well versed on the city and it’s neighborhoods. He truly is a Chicago Specialist."