Karen made a career change to Real Estate following seventeen years working in Industrial Engineering/ Logistics. She brings strong negotiating skills to the table acquired from many years of spearheading large capital equipment purchases. Her technical background is complemented by her strong personal skills and acute listening ability.
As an @properties agent, she has a commitment to her clients to provide them with exceptional service. Karen accomplishes this through her honesty, integrity, dedication, attention to detail, responsiveness, and positive approach. She will keep you informed of current local trends using the latest market data concerning your community. With this information and her expertise, you will be able to make intelligent buying or selling decisions on one of the most important financial transactions of your lifetime.
Real Estate is in her blood. Karen's father was a life-long realtor and past President of the Omaha Board of Realtors.
Knowledge of the neighborhoods on the north side of Chicago and the local schools as well as the selective enrollment process is Karen's strong suit. She is also very well informed of private school options in the city. She has first-hand experience of the city parks and park district programs through years of watching Welles Park baseball games and AYSO soccer games and driving to practice fields all over the north side of the city.
When not working, Karen loves going to the movies and has invested in the production of films by independent directors. She also enjoys playing tennis, golf, and paddle tennis, biking, and skiing.
Karen believes in giving back to the community. She volunteered regularly at Walter Payton College Prep where both of her kids attended high school; most notably, running the spirit wear sales for the school and chaperoning Sweetness Day service trips. She also has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and is currently an Old Town School of Folk Music volunteer plus she attends multiple fundraising events for various causes throughout the year. After each closing, she will make a donation to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation as part of @gives back.
Karen has lived in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago for twenty-seven years and presently resides there with her husband, daughter who attends Boston College, son who attends the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and dog Nellie.
Clients are saying:
"Karen's services are exceptional. She helped us navigate our first home purchase when we were new to the city. It was a no-brainer to engage her again when it came time to sell a few years later. Karen was always available to answer our questions and offer her expert insight - whether it came to neighborhoods, resources, or listing price and strategies. We were thrilled to sell our home above asking price, and confident in her experience as she guided us through difficult negotiation points. Karen's patience, availability, experience and expertise added immeasurable value to our buying and selling experiences."
"Karen was invaluable- she really listened to my feedback and helped me find the perfect place. The process can be confusing, so it was great to have someone that was so happy to answer questions and clarify everything."
"Karen McKeon knows the market extremely well and knows her clients even better. I had dreams of a sound investment in an income property. She learned my dreams and helped me to define them as goals in terms of real estate. Karen really made sure I understood what types of property were within my reach. She helped me make the best possible investment in a six-unit apartment building. The building is working out well and two months after she helped me complete the purchase I still say to myself every day: "That's the best thing I've ever done." I am much better off financially because of Karen's expert real estate advice.
"Karen is more than a great real estate agent, she's a great resource for your real estate needs. You'll be in great hands from start to finish with Karen. We sold our house in a tough market with a lot of competition in our category, and it was Karen's hard work and attention to detail that got it done. We literally would not have gotten the bid and contract without Karen's foresight. She's a great, great agent."
"Thanks to Karen, purchasing our first home was a delight! As newcomers to the area, we relied heavily on Karen's knowledge of the Chicagoland neighborhoods. She worked diligently (and patiently) with us to find us the right home for the right price in the perfect neighborhood.
Karen draws on her familiarity with the buying process and her personal touch to make the process simple. She is a pleasure to work with, and is very friendly. She never shied away from going above and beyond to surpass our expectations."