Coleen Kent is a top producing Realtor with @properties in Chicago, Illinois. A native Chicagoan and graduate of Northwestern University, Coleen's unparalleled local market knowledge makes her an invaluable partner to buyers, sellers and renters alike. Coleen is dedicated to providing a streamlined, data-driven and results-oriented approach to real estate. Coleen is a fierce negotiator and advocate for her clients, and the numbers show her success:
Over 96% of Coleen's business comes directly from referrals. In 2018, Coleen sold her listings in an average of only 15 days on market and for 99.8% of her owner's original asking price. This is over five times faster—and 4.3% higher—than the Chicagoland market average.
Coleen has achieved the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation, achieved by real estate professionals who have successfully completed formal training in the art of negotiation. Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1% of all agents nationally. With professional negotiation skills, Coleen maintains a powerful competitive edge due to her ability to uncover information effectively, get more and give less during negotiations, and retain control over desired outcomes for her clients.
Coleen was awarded @properties' Rookie of the Year after achieving the highest sales volume of any first year agent across the brokerage of 2,000 agents. Since then, Coleen has risen to the top echelon of agents in Chicago and has been awarded a Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer and a Five Star Professional Rising Star Winner in Real Estate in 2017. Coleen is a small business advocate and founder of Business Network International's Legacy Referral Chapter in Chicago's River North neighborhood.
Coleen thrives upon exceeding expectations and is determined to make her clients' best interests her top priority, always.
Clients are saying:
"I've never been as impressed with a real estate professional as I was with Coleen Kent Karpf. She is simply THE BEST. She is professional and BEYOND knowledgeable - she knew every detail about the homes we were seeing and the neighborhoods we were considering. She even knew about future / upcoming city projects that she wanted us to consider as part of our decision process. She was always available when we needed her, and went out of her way to make the process easy and seamless for us.
While she was coordinating the purchase of our new home she also masterfully managed/ timed the sale of our current home.
I cannot say enough positive things about Coleen. My husband and I will be relying on her expertise for all future home buying and selling!"
"I can not say enough about Coleen and how great she is to have as your agent. She listens, she's patient, but when you need her she brings a wealth of knowledge and valuable opinions that made my buying process as low stress and enjoyable as I could have ever imagined. She was punctual, attentive, and very proactive, yet she let me drive the process the way i wanted to run it. If you're hands-on and just need a guide, or hands-off and need someone that can lead through the process, I can't think of someone to represent you better than Coleen. She will be may agent as long as I'm buying/selling in the Chicago area, and I'd recommend her with the highest regard to anyone looking for a new agent."
"Coleen Kent Karpf (and her team) were fabulous. This was an investment
property I was selling. I was aware of the comps and market time. As a seller I wanted an unreasonable price. Listened to Coleen’s advice. Got an offer, one round of negotiations and sold. 30 days total! THE BEST - NO NONSENSE!"
"Coleen and her team were fantastic to work with and she was a good partner to have by our side every step of the way. She gave candid feedback on every home we visited and was great at pointing out pro's / con's that I hadn't even considered. It's clear that Coleen and her team work well together as they made a difficult process almost entirely hassle free!"
"Coleen is amazing--she's incredibly good at what she does. She approaches the housing decision with both a strategic and data-driven foundation, and a level of empathy and compassion for each individual buyer and seller's needs that make her a joy to work with. Not only did she help me find my dream home quickly and within budget, she first helped me better understand what I was looking for, so that I could recognize my dream home when we found it. In the negotiation and closing processes, she was diligent, responsive, and insightful. She answered all of my questions immediately and confidently. When she needed to, she was a tough and shrewd representative of my interests. I don't know when I'll next be looking for a home, but I would not work with anyone other than Coleen."