Karen Hood

Karen Hood


1875 N. Damen
Chicago, IL 60647


Karen really understands the meaning of Home.  She spent 20 years at HGTV where she has seen the transformation of the importance of home in people’s lives.  With her Sales career at HGTV, Karen has become a masterful marketer and negotiator.  Karen now brings this expertise to the real estate market, helping people make home ownership a reality.


Karen specializes in first time home buyers, new home construction and resale.  She is a part of the Huyck Group, which has brought in over $60 million in sales over the past two years. Karen is a neighborhood expert and can meet your needs in Lincoln Square real estate, Andersonville real estate and Lakeview real estate, as well as all North Side neighborhoods.  Let her be your "Hood" in the 'hood!


Karen’s philosophy is to provide top notch service and hard work to her clients as they make one of the biggest commitments of their lives.  Her knowledge of trends and market conditions give her clients a leg up as they navigate the real estate experience.


Karen is a Chicagoland native and has lived in the city for the past 21 years.  She currently resides on the far North Side with husband Mitch, son Ben and daughter Abbi.  She loves to explore the city, from hikes through the Montrose Bird Sanctuary to street fairs to concerts at Miliennium Park.  There’s no better city in the world!

Clients are saying:

"I have worked with several property management companies/realtors over the past few years and Karen Hood has BY FAR been the best broker I have ever worked with! She was not only great at finding the perfect place for my girlfriend and I, she went above and beyond for us. To start, Karen met me at MY OFFICE and got coffee with me, then proceeded to take notes as I listed various necessities for our soon-to-be home. Karen updated our list continuously throughout the process as our wants and needs changed, making sure we only looked at places we would actually consider. After cutting our list down to a few places, Karen met me during lunch one day and DROVE ME all around the city to go see a few of them. I honestly felt like i was riding shotgun in one of my good friend's cars, cruising around the city talking about real estate! Karen is great to talk to, and she is KIND and she is honest. Honesty is something that really makes Karen such a treasure to work with. After we'd see a place, we'd get in her car and discuss what we both liked/disliked, the differences between that place and the place before/after and more. You can tell Karen genuinely cares about the people she is working with since she does whatever it takes to make finding a home not only easy, but FUN! Even when my work life was extremely busy, Karen adhered to my schedule and made finding the perfect home seamless! There is no one you would rather have helping you find your dream home in Chicago than the one and only Karen Hood!"

"I never realized just how much finding the right realtor matters until we worked with Karen. She treated us as if we were her only clients, and followed through on everything she said she would do throughout the entire process. She laughed with us, cried with us, and really made us feel like we weren't alone in this crazy journey. She completely exceeded my expectations! We will absolutely be working with her again."

"Karen was amazing! Our transaction went very smooth because Karen's attention to detail was excellent. I would definitely use her for another transaction in the future. She is very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her!"

"Karen is amazing! She guided me and my wife through a difficult and often emotional selling process while getting us a great sale price. She is responsive and detail-oriented and we always knew that she had our back. Karen is exactly the person you want working for you, especially if you're a first-time buyer or first-time seller!"

"Karen was a true professional! She came highly recommended and exceeded our expectations! She will get the job done! If you need a broker to help you find or sell your home Karen is your girl!"

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