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Karen Holt

Karen Holt

Broker             

About Me


Karen has been a top selling Chicago real estate broker for over two decades and a thirty-year long resident of the North side. She utilizes her intimate knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods to provide exceptional service to her clients and customizes your experience to meet your individual expectations and requirements.

 

As an experienced kitchen and bath designer, Karen excels at staging homes to accentuate each property's inner beauty to maximize its appeal to potential buyers. She leverages this unique skill set, along with the cutting edge marketing tools available exclusively to @Properties agents, to achieve a total sales volume of over $150 million, which ranks her amongst the top 5% of all real estate agents in Chicago.

 

Karen is an avid house flipper and a self-professed rehab guru, with expertise that extends to historic Chicago homes and buildings. She is savvy at assessing architectural plans and helping her clients identify potential DIY fixes to accentuate an older home's underlying beauty.

 

Her services don't stop after closing, Karen is always available to consult with you on home improvements and can recommend trusted service providers and specialists to help achieve any of your construction needs.

 

As a testament to Karen's above and beyond approach to customer service and support, most of her new business comes from referrals by satisfied clients. Whether you're buying a condo, selling a multi-unit building, or looking to purchase your first single family home; Karen and her expert team of attorneys, inspectors, and mortgage brokers will make sure your experience with @Properties is effortless and exceptional.

 

Karen studied Interior Design at Northern Illinois University and Columbia College Chicago, where she specialized in kitchen and bath design. She worked as an award-winning designer for six years prior to becoming a Realtor.

 

Karen's passion for real estate and dedication to providing clients with remarkable service has led her to continue her education and seek additional accreditations and affiliations in her field; including the following:

 

  • Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI)
  • Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
  • GREEN Designated Realtor®
  • Member of The Edgewater and Andersonville Chambers of Commerce

 

Karen owns a historic American Four Square and has lived in Chicago's North side Edgewater neighborhood for over thirty years. In her free time she enjoys gardening, rehabbing found furniture, hiking with her Coon Hounds, Parker and Gus, and exploring neighborhoods on her 1981 Vespa scooter.

Clients are saying:



"I have struggled to put into words just how overwhelmed with Karen’s expertise in helping us relocate back to Chicago. She is everything you can ever hope for in a real estate professional and will still leave you stunned with how easy she makes the process. She helped us sell our condo when a job opportunity moved us from Chicago. She sold our place in about 24 hours after it hit the market and that was in the middle of some of the most severe cold weather Chicago had seen in decades. Outdoing herself once again she made our move back to Chicago drama free even though fate had us closing and moving in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak. Karen made the process not only smooth, but one heck of a lot of fun!"