Karen Mason specializes in the buying and selling of residential homes in Chicago to the North Shore, offering an unparalleled level of market knowledge, expertise, service and integrity. Karen emphasizes a client-first philosophy, which is apparent through her successful career in residential sales. As a dedicated, honest and trustworthy individual, Karen understands that buying a home is one of the largest investments one can make, whether it’s your first purchase or your fifth.
In 2004, Karen began her real estate career with one of the leading real estate companies in Chicago, Mario Greco Group. In just her first year, she assisted with closing nearly $60 million in home sales. Shortly after, she continued her career on her own, to not only expand and strengthen her experience and knowledge of Chicago real estate, but also to build personal and lasting relationships with her clients.
Karen has developed a comprehensive knowledge of everything from education and school districts to shopping and dining areas, to nearby lakefronts, parks and transportation. Coupled with her financial background, having worked as a corporate auditor for JP Morgan Chase, she is able to negotiate the buying and/or selling of your home, while offering unprecedented knowledge and recommendations about staging, pricing, financing and inspection issues.
Whether you are buying a new home or selling your current one, Karen’s experience, enthusiasm and client-first philosophy will help you to make the most informed decisions. Sellers can expect all-inclusive marketing plans to be developed and implemented by Karen in order for your home to sell in the shortest amount of time and at the highest price the market will allow. Buyers can expect the equivalent through the finding and negotiating of your new home, which will be a perfect fit for you and your family. All clients will receive a seamless and enjoyable experience that is unique to their home buying or selling dreams.
Clients are saying:
"Karen did a wonderful job of piloting the process of selling our home. Karen began by skillfully managing our expectation on the market and pricing and clearly laid out how our home would be marketed. Additionally, Karen gave sage advice on improvements we should make to our home from staging to little enhancements to rooms to entice the best offers. Once we were under contract, Karen stayed on top of the issues right through our smooth closing. Well done Karen. We are so happy we had you on our team."
"I can not recommend Karen enough! She was very realistic with us on what to expect and extremely knowledgeable of the current market. We followed her advice with pricing and she sold the house the first weekend! She handled everything and made the entire process seamless. Thank you, Karen!"
"Karen was very professional, experienced and truly committed to help us find our dream house. Able to listen and understand the list of our "must" she was able to select all beautiful properties in line with our request and she always preview them for us. Once we found our "dream house", Karen, once again, was excellent during the negotiation and in the pre closing period. Always available, any time of the day and of the week, she made herself flexible based on our busy working schedule. She certainly went above and beyond for the very first moment we started our search and we could really see and feel immediately how passionate and committed to her clients she is. We cannot reccomend Karon enough! It has been a wonderful experience."
"Our experience with Karen was an extremely positive one all around. She was professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating. She always made herself available and worked around mine and my husband's busy work schedule to make sure that we could see properties at times that were most convenient for us.
As first-time home buyers, we also really appreciated Karen's guidance on what questions to ask and how to evaluate pros and cons.
When we finally found our dream home, Karen did a great job of educating us on how to make our offer as competitive as possible. As a result, we were able to edge out three other offers that were made the same day.
Overall, we couldn't have been happier with our experience with Karen, and we recommend her highly!"
"We have trusted Karen with three different property transactions, on the buy and sell side, both in Chicago and on the North Shore. Although we hope to not move again for many years now that she has helped us find our home, we would absolutely hire her again if we do! She has consistently proven to be a tremendous asset to us. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market, always professional, responsive and prompt. She was also practical and level-headed in negotiations, and a creative problem solver to help get the best outcome for us, while guiding the parties to get transactions done efficiently and as smoothly as possible. We highly recommend Karen!!"