STOP LOOKING.START FINDING.
Karen Feldman is consistently ranked as a top real estate agent in suburban Chicago. She attributes her success to her detail-minded nature and 27 yrs experience in every type of market.
Karen believes education is the key to everything in life. A fully educated seller and buyer can ensure a successful transaction without anyone feeling misled. A buyer or a seller needs to be out in the "fluid" marketplace that is constantly changing and be aware of variables that may become obstacles. The behind the scenes work Karen does, makes a difference in the ease of the transaction. Properties need to be accurately represented and answers to questions need to be absolute and answered. An overwhelming process can become easy, quick, and pleasurable with knowledge. Her expertise in the areas, schools, markets, & local governments provides buyers with the accurate answers they need and sellers with guidance they desire and trust.
Areas of Expertise
Karen has come across just about everything in her 27 years as a residential realtor. Her expertise is in Chicago's North Shore & northern communities. She has sold vacant land, commercial properties, condos, townhomes, multi-unit buildings, and single family homes. Her passion is creative marketing.
• Elected Village Trustee of Lincolnshire, Illinois (2009, 2013, 2017)
• Served on boards and active in government relations for JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
• Active volunteer in the school districts
• Village Liaison to Park Board (2010 )
• Participant in Village Club
• Served as Village Liaison to Chamber of Commerce (2010)
•Active fundraiser for Orphans of the Storm
•Candidate for upcoming 2018 election
Karen started her career in Real Estate in 1990. She grew up in Chicago proper and spent the last 39 years on the North Shore. She speaks both German and Spanish in addition to English, which has served her well in the years. She attended Loyola and DePaul University and did research at the University of Chicago. Her dedication to her studies in Research and Psychology (multiple published journal studies) has awarded her with many honors from the university and the knowledge gained lends itself to her career, marketing, and data analysis. Researching properties and market conditions she is involved in, is her key to performing the best transaction.
Karen has also worked on the trading floor of CBOTand CBOE. This experience helps her in the act of price discovery as well as the knowledge of how markets work. The detail needed to be successful there, while handling large sums money, speaks to her character, responsibility, and personality.
Currently, Karen serves as a public servant in Lincolnshire as Village Trustee, a four year term (2009, 2013, 2017). This experience has given her insight on how local governments work and any upcoming plans involving multiple communities as well as negotiation strategies. She does not take the honor of holding people's trust in her, lightly. Honesty and Fairness are her motto. She represents her clients as she represents the residents she was elected by.
Karen is married with 3 kids, and lives in suburban Chicago along with Conor (8mos old Irish Wolfhound). She is a self-professed Artist, Gardener, & Writer and prides herself on being creative. Her children have taught her the need for patience and attention that she passes onto her clients. Listening and time are gifts she gives freely to ensure successful transactions as well as future referrals.
Ask for a list of prior clients to contact for comments on her outstanding service. Clients claim Karen
"seems to know everybody!" and "her honesty is a breath of fresh air."...... "Her guidance through an emotional and financial process is priceless. Her marketing is creative and her strategized negotiations are unique."..... "Karen is dependable and responsive!".........."She really cares about our interests and made us aware of all potential issues with each property we looked at".
Clients are saying:
"We would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for a home in the northern Chicago suburbs. She has a no pressure approach, values quality over quantity relations, take feedback well, and is extremely attentive. We never had to wait more than a couple hours for a response from her.We were seeking a very particular layout that wasn't available on the market at the time we started our search. After we exhausted all listings, Karen went digging for leads and got us in on a showing of a perfect home within its first days on the market. Getting in early was critical to locking in the deal.Karen was also an excellent advisor throughout the deal making process, especially for first time home buyers. She had strong market awareness, was knowledgeable about all phases, and kept an eye out for common pitfalls. She also surrounds herself with other excellent professionals (e.g. lawyer, lender, etc). We were very impressed by the caliber of our entire buying team. We couldn't have done it without you guys!"