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:
"Very knowledgeable and helpful. She helped us buy our first home and the whole thing was very smooth. She got us in contact with her "team" and we used her mortgage broker and attorney. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking to buy or sell on the north shore."
"I've been in the Real Estate business for nearly 30 years as a Certified Real Estate Appraiser, Broker, Investor, Contractor and Analyst. I've meet and worked with thousands of Brokers and only a handful are rememberable and Karen Mason is certainly one of them.
I meet Karen at a home in Glencoe that me and a partner were trying to sell. We were having difficulty selling the property with a previous Broker and needed a change. Our meeting with Karen intially seemed typical with how they will market the property, different sites used, etc etc. I've heard that pitch hundreds of times. The one statement Karen made to us was that she said that the listing will be her "home" and she will take great pride in it if she gets our business. She continued to use words like us, we and together. How refreshing. She got our home and several others on the Northshore.
Karen is pro-active and is well in tuned with the current market conditions. She is just a pleasure to do business with."
"Karen is AMAZING! My wife and I were looking to buy our first home in 2016. We met with Karen and she showed us about 10-places over 2 weekends. We decided at the time that we would wait another year to save up for the purchase. Karen coached us through everything and helped us consider the timing of our purchase. Safe to say, she put us first. So in 2017 when we save up the money and were ready to make the big purchase it was a no-brainer to give her a call. She drove to our apartment, picked us up and showed us a ton of options within our price-range. Only this time, my wife and I were expecting our first child so Karen was very involved in the search showing us potential issues with different places for first-time parents. She was empathetic and extremely knowledgeable. Within 2-weeks she showed us the PERFECT place in the exact location we were looking for. Even better than this, she negotiated us the absolute best price-point ($26k below asking price). Needless to say, Karen is great at what she does. I woulds strongly recommend her services to any prospective home buyers."
"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!"