Karen Long has been named one of The North Shore's Top Producing agents. A distinction that speaks to her long personal relationship with the region. Karen grew up in Evanston, and spent her years after high school studying with Evanston's acclaimed Gus Giordano Dance Studio. She transitioned into a successful career in property management and condo conversions, relocating to Boca Raton, Florida and Tucson, Arizona.
Karen has been practicing real estate for over 30 years and specializes in doing work with sellers, whether they are upgrading, moving out of state or preparing an estate sale. "I have the experience, knowledge, connections and an excellent reputation for getting properties sold."
Karen's enthusiasm for real estate has been with her since a very young Age. "I remember trick-or-treating when I was a little girl, the fun for me was walking around looking at all the architecture! I've been practicing real estate for over 30 years; it's a hobby to me, and something I love to do." Besides her expertise in North Shore properties, Karen specializes in doing work with sellers, whether they are upgrading, moving out of state or preparing an estate sale. "I have the experience, knowledge, connections and an excellent reputation for getting properties sold."
Besides selling properties in the North Shore region, Karen recommends the film LA Story, the book Goddesses Never Age and the music of Beck.
Clients are saying:
"Karen is highly knowledgeable about the property market in the various areas of Skokie and Evanston (pricing, availability, locational amenities and disamenities, etc.). She shared her knowledge with us, but at the right time and most often in response to our questions or observations. She did a good job selecting and recommending properties for us to view, and at the same time she did not dissuade us from examining properties that we had chosen from the web. She understands that examining houses is a learning process for potential buyers, and she responded in useful ways as we thought through our needs and preferences. She was more interested in helping us find a house that met our needs than in finding one that met the needs of others (sellers, realtors, etc.). In the inspection and closing processes, the inspector and attorney that she recommended to us were highly competent and well suited for us. Throughout the process, Karen was extremely quick to respond to emails and telephone calls. She was also very pleasant company."
"We thought Karen was very reliable and dedicated.
We also found her to be friendly and always accessible. Karen showed real passion for her work and was good about sharing relevant information from her realty seminars/classes."
"I enjoyed working with Karen on the sale of my Aunt's house. She was easy to work with and offered good suggestions to improve the home's presentation."
"From the start, Karen came well-prepared and detail oriented. She applied her experience and understanding of the marketplace to properly price the house. It was off the market in 6 days - in this market!"
"We had not originally planned on using a realtor for the sale of our home, but couldn't be happier that Karen was referred to us and that we were able to work with her for the incredibly short time our home was on the market before it sold. Karen was an absolute delight to work with in every step of the process during the sale of our home. She was kind, informative, knowledgeable, honest and available any time we had a question or wanted to discuss aspects of the sale. We were also thrilled with the photographer she used for brochures as well other contacts she provided including the lawyer we used for our closing."