Neighborhood and School District Specialist
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, Wicker Park, 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 was instrumental in helping me sell my home in a timely fashion in this soft market. Her guidance and professionalism were appreciated throughout the entire process.
The marketing of my home was superb as well as the photography!!
I would highly recommend Karrin and @ properties too!"
"WOW- we have used other realtors to help us rent our condo- but we've never had such a great experience as this!
Karrin treated our rental with as much importance as if we were a million dollar house sale. Ms. Algas gave us her full resources- time - attention - and she was beyond professional.
When a building issue arouse- she even figured out a more efficient economical and all around better solution than what had been proposed.
We were so lucky to have worked with Karrin. Oh- and icing on top- found us the best renters in a really fickle market in record time."
"Karrin was able to track a lead down for a potential real estate deal and she negotiated with the seller and got me a big discount from the previous buyer. I'm happy I used her and will continue to have her help me out by finding more investment opportunities! Thanks Karrin!!"
"Karrin was extremely helpful, genuine and honest while we searched for our new apartment. She offered wise counsel when necessary, help advocate for us to get the apartment we loved and helped up navigate bidding wars when it got down to the wire. On top of that she is someone who is a JOY to be with. She brings so much humor, knowledge and realness to her work and it was so appreciate it!
We will definitely use her in the future."
"Karrin is very detail oriented and provided sound advice on what needed to be done to get our condo ready for sale. I highly recommend you follow her advice regarding how to prepare and stage your property to show it to its best advantage. She was very proactive in all aspects of the selling process. She was continually in touch, almost on a daily basis. Karrin is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate. Thanks to her deligence we had multiple offers and a successful sale with a quick closing, in a very short time."