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:
"Karl Vogel went above and beyond as my broker. I approached him a few months ago about potentially buying a condo because I was approaching the end of my rental lease term. We discussed each step of the process, and he was incredibly thorough and informative from the get-go. I was initially nervous that we would not be able to look at properties, find one that fit my criteria, and close in under 45 days, but Karl made it happen. He made the whole process absolutely seamless and he was genuine and personable at all times. I knew he had my best interests at heart. I intend to whole-heartedly recommend Karl and @properties to future potential buyers."
"My overall experience with 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."
"Karl was great. He really knows his stuff, is not afraid to offer honest opinions, and was extremely receptive and adaptive to opinions that we formed as we went to showings, taking them into account and modifying searches and recommendations based on those opinions. He always seemed to have time for us and never made us feel rushed. We're really glad that Karl was there to help us."
"Karl was an absolutely amazing broker. He bent over backwards to make sure I found the perfect property. I cannot put into words how wonderful he was to work with through the entire process. I highly recommend Karl to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Chicago area."