A real estate professional since 1999, Karrin finds the process of buying, selling, and renting homes truly exciting. She enjoys seeking solutions to the unique concerns of her clients, as well as guiding them through their individual transactions.
Karrin understands that the market is ever changing and that even the most experienced consumers need guidance and want to have confidence in the professional they hire. She, therefore, stays educated on the market trends, changes to the laws and requirements, and seeks out new and innovative solutions to every new issue she may encounter. Most of all, Karrin understands that HOMES change lives, and she, therefore, takes each and every transaction very seriously.
Karrin's first-hand knowledge of the CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS can help her clients find the right place for their families. She can also provide knowledge of the CPS process of applying for and testing into selective schools. Both of her sons are graduates of Bell school in the neighborhood and went on to Walter Payton and Jones College Prep schools. Her older son now attends the University of Chicago.
- Working with buyers, sellers, investors, tenants, and developers, Karrin always works to build strong relationships with everyone she does business with. TRUST & COMMUNICATION are the most important aspects of the relationship. By working with a detail-oriented approach and steady follow-through, Karrin has had great success helping clients reach their real estate goals. At the end of the day, her NEGOTIATION SKILLS are what win the deals!
- A resident of Chicago her whole adult life, Karrin currently lives in North Center. Karrin focuses her business in her own neighborhood, as well as Roscoe Village, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Gold Coast, Buck Town, River North/West and the South and West Loop. She has extensive knowledge of the city's other neighborhoods, as well as the suburbs and can help her clients get wherever they need to go.
- When not focused on business or kids, Karrin enjoys hot yoga, pilates, biking, swimming, and running. She also loves spending time with family and friends, festivals, concerts, and cultural events, and has participated in triathlons and half-marathons.
- Work with a real estate professional who is personally invested in your real estate goals. Contact Karrin Algas today!
Clients are saying:
"Karrin is an incredible agent. 3 years ago she helped us to find our dream home in the very popular Logan Square. We had a young family and we wanted to grow into a single family home, which was very hard to find in a good neighborhood and in our price range. She was patient and focused with showing us a number of different options in Chicago while keeping our expectations well-managed. Karrin found us this amazing new construction on a beautiful quiet family street and we were instantly in love. We weren't the only ones... Karrin helped us navigate a complicated negotiation situation and was able to, amazingly, convince the seller to go with us over a higher bid. I was so impressed with her skills. We could not be happier with our home and neighborhood. I recommend Karrin in an instant!"
"Karrin did an outstanding job renting my higher end property in a not so friendly rental market. We had a signed lease with high quality tenants within a couple weeks of listing. In addition, I hit my asking monthly rental number and extended the lease term to a landlord advantageous early-summer expiration. And all of this was done during the Thanksgiving/Holiday season. Karrin was honest upfront, extremely prompt and very attentive. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends/colleagues."
"Working with Karrin was an absolute dream come true! My fiancee and I had been having a difficult time finding a space because our needs were so specific, but Karrin showed us several wonderful spaces including one we had tried to tour ourselves, but were unsuccessful at. Karrin got us right in and even had a connection to the leasing company, which we are quite sure helped us get approved! We couldn't be happier and Karrin was thorough, incredibly hard working and a real pleasure to work with! She will be our first call when we decide to pursue something else."
"Karrin was on top of every detail with my transaction. From the date we simply discussed listing, up to and including the closing transaction, Karrin was available to answer my questions, keep track of the details of appraisals, buyer financing, and keeping me realistic about the process of selling real estate in today's market. I could not be happier or more satisfied with her service. Karrin is an asset to your organization."
"Karrin was an absolute gem to work with. She helped us from the onset of staging the house, listing it and selling it. We were very pleased on how she priced the house - it sold very quickly and we got what we needed.I would recommend Karrin to any of my personal friends and business contacts.Thanks Karrin!---Lynne, Carole and Keith"