Karl Vogel

Karl Vogel


1821 Benson Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

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:

"The whole process of selling our home was made super simple and easy with Karl and his team's advice and hard work. Thank you!"

"Karl really guided us through the entire process of selling our home. He had great instincts and insights into what we needed to do to get our house ready to show - and it paid off. We sold at full asking price (in contract in just 2 days). He was always helpful, always positive. Highly recommend Karl Vogel!"

"Karl found the perfect place for me. He was patient and responsive and also made the entire process fun. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat."

"Karl was straight forward and direct with his suggestions for getting our house ready to list - and boy are we glad we listened. Following his recommendations we put in the hard work and were able to sell our home amazingly fast. He was there with us every step of the way. Couldn't recommend Karl more. Thanks for everything!"

"Karl is a fantastic broker. Not only is he very knowledgeable about the entire house purchase process but he is excellent with people and does a tremendous job first finding out what they want and then not settling until he accomplishes the goal of getting there. He is trustworthy and great with people. I never felt forced to purchase a house. He helped us find the RIGHT house. I'd suggest him to any and all of my friends who are looking for a broker. Thank you, Karl, for taking such good care of me and my family in what could be an incredibly daunting process. You made the process manageable and even enjoyable. Couldn't be more pleased with the results."

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