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:
"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!"
"Karl helped us find a three flat that we absolutely love. We relocated for jobs, so are not in Chicago regularly, but Karl was always ready to show us properties even on super short notice when we came to town. Karl is very knowledgeable, very patient, has a great personality, and in the end got us a great building at a great value. I would recommend Karl to any of my friends and colleagues looking to buy or sell. A pleasure to work with."
"To say we were under a "time-crunch" would be an understatement. We had planned poorly and had less than a month to find a home. Add to that we weren't even sure what kind of house we were looking for. We had worked with other realtors in the past, and if previous experiences were to indicate our ability to find a home, we weren't very hopeful. But then, we found Karl and thank goodness we did! Within a day, Karl had found eight homes within our budget and area we wanted to live. We were able to tour them all, and by the second day he helped us put in an offer on our first home! He also was able to help bring the seller on-board for a quick close! We were able to buy our first home within thirty days of meeting Karl! My family and I are forever grateful to not only this wonderful human being, but LITERALLY the BEST REALTOR you would ever be lucky enough to work with. You need help finding or selling your property, Karl is the man to get it done! THANK YOU KARL!"