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 was amazing! We had moved away from Chicago and Karl took care of everything for us. He set up the apartment, recommended improvements and made the place look beautiful. He booked all the showings, kept us in the loop constantly and took all the time in the world to talk to us, brainstorm and offer guidance. We feel so lucky to have worked with Karl and could not recommend him enough!!!!!"
"Karl did it again. I honestly don’t think I would be in possession of my new house if I was working with another agent. Karl and I must have visited this property together 7 or 8 times and he always saw the potential and beauty because he knows me and shares my vision. This may sound corny but he’s such a comfort to me. This house was a bank owned foreclosure through an auction site. Karl has firsthand experience working with this auction site and attended to so many critical details and navigated the ship, so to speak. And with the help of his assistant Matte who did the bidding, I now own my dream house. xoxo"
"In short, this deal would not have happened without Karl's input. His analysis of the property value and competitive bidding recommendations guided me to the winning offer on a very competitive property.
This is my second property purchased through Karl, and he continues to be a trusted real estate adviser to myself and other members of my family.
I can't recommend Karl enough."
"Karl is obviously passionate about and expertly "speaks" real estate. He's an optimist. He seems to really care about the people with whom he works. He helped us buy our condo 10 years ago, and helped us sell it recently. Between now and then, he followed up and checked-in."
"Karl recently listed my Andersonville 2-flat which was an investment property. Thanks to his know-how, we had an offer in three days and closed in five weeks. He is currently helping me find a new house in Highland Park and preparing to list my Roger's Park house. Yes, he knows everything about every neighborhood! I have never before worked with a broker with such wide ranging expertise on everything from financing and property taxes to construction and renovation costs. He is extremely competent and thorough and he cares. Above all he's a nice, easy going and genuine person who is 100% reliable. And tall!"