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 is an extraordinary person. I would recommend her to anyone. She is very responsible in solving problems. Responds to emails quickly and you don't waste time in doubts. When I was buying the condo, she was in the hospital, but she organized everything so nicely that I didn't feel her absence. Thank you Karen, you're the best."
"Karen is fantastic- very knowledgeable and willing to spend the time it takes to answer all questions. She was extremely responsive and good at thinking of alternate solutions to any issues that came up. I would highly recommend her!"
"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 was extremely helpful in finding an apartment for me and my roommate. She worked tirelessly around the clock and within our neighborhood and price specifications to find the best possible fit. She was available and eager to help us day and night as we were on a time crunch to find a new place. We LOVE our new apartment and would not have found it without Karen."
"After some unfortunate circumstance which left me and my roommate looking for a place to stay ASAP, Karen tirelessly searched for our new apartment which has near all of the amenities that we were looking for, and even was able to take the price down a bit. She was easy to contact, did all of the middle work, and got us into our dream place in a short period of time. She was a pleasure working with, knows her way around Chicago and I would highly recommend!"