Karen Holt

Karen Holt

ABR, GRI - Broker             
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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 30 reviews



"Karen was fantastic to work with from beginning to end. She listened to us and made sure we only looked at properties that checked all of our boxes. She was incredibly easy to work with, explaining every step of the process, and she gave us a lot of valuable advice and suggestions. My wife and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell."


"Karen is amazing, she made the sale of our condo easy, from helping us prepare for the showing to the day of the closing. Simply wonderful!"



"Working with Karen on our home search was a dream. She quickly got up to speed on our wish list and worked fast to get us to view properties. The absolute icing on the cake was her amazing collection of service providers she connected us to that were instrumental in lessening the stress and pain of the home buying process. We can't recommend her enough!!"


"Karen didn't just exceed our expectations, she blew them out of the water. From the first consultation we knew we were in good hands. We asked Karen to take summer photos of our home in August 2017 so we could list it the next February. Well, that didn't last. :) By November, Karen found and helped us buy a home that checked every box and then some, we had no clue we could afford our dream home! To top it off, 3 weeks later, Karen sold our existing home (no carrying double mortgages!) for exactly the price she told us after the first consultation. Talk about being knowledgable and passionate about her craft!

Besides being amazing at what she does, she was so much fun to work with and became a part of our family for the months that we were working together. She's our toddler's new favorite person!"



"Karen was great!! Very quick to communicate, friendly, knowledgeable, and smart. No one knows the market in Edgewater like Karen. I'd recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate on the north side of Chicago."



"Karen was fantastic from start to finish - she gave good suggestions and was patient with us during the search phase, very helpful throughout the contract phase, and now that we've closed and begun renovations she's still here for us, providing recommendations, referrals and advice. We couldn't have asked for a better agent and advisor."



"Karen is a fantastic real estate broker who genuinely cares about you, your preferences and your experience. This was our first time buying and we had an awesome time working with Karen. Not only does Karen have a wealth of knowledge on the real estate market in Chicago, she made the process incredibly fun! When it came time to making our first (and only) offer, we were in a situation with 11 other offers and thanks to Karen's expert guidance and experience we are now living in our dream home. I will be recommending Karen to all of my friends and family and look forward to working with her again."



"Karen is fantastic; professional, and fun to work with. She really went the extra mile in helping us find our first condo. Not only did she follow up with a condo we loved a month after we put in an initial offer (which we ended up buying!), she also drove us around and even delivered us boxes for our move! She has so much experience and really knows what she is doing and how to get her clients into the house they want. As first time home buyers, she was exactly who we needed to guide us through the process and ensure we were making a smart buy."



"I was truly delighted with the service that Karen provided during my condo sale. The marketing plan was well developed and the photos of my condo looked terrific. Most of all, though, Karen made me feel very comfortable as a nervous first-time seller. She went out of her way to respect my time and made sure my every concern was addressed. Through the entire process she treated me as a valued friend. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone contemplating a move. Thanks, Karen!"



"Karen was wonderful to work with. As a first-time buyer, I relied on her humor and tenacity. She listened closely to what I wanted, remembered what I responded to while we were looking, and respected my price and floor plan preferences. She's found great places for my close friends, and I'm pleased to join her group of clients!"



"Karen Holt provided great insight and support in our first foray into purchasing a home. She was available nearly at times and showed patience and considerable competence from initial showings through to closing. I recommend her without reservation."



"Karen has a great positive attitude and knew the neighborhood well."



"Karen was kind, caring, thoughtful, pleasant, good-humored and very much available to me whenever I needed information or advice. She was great about coordinating with lawyers and other agents, and never refused to provide assistance when asked. She also is a great resource for finding trustworthy and reasonably-priced professionals to help with repairs, financing, moving, design services, et al. My interactions with her were always positive. Her lawyer and lender team managed to navigate some rough waters along the way with good collaboration and communication. Karen is clearly a creative and caring person who wants to have a positive impact on her clients' lives, and I really appreciate that about her."



"Karen Holt provided great insight and support in our first foray into purchasing a home. She was available nearly at times and showed patience and considerable competence from initial showings through to closing. I recommend her without reservation."



"Karen was wonderful to work with. As a first-time buyer, I relied on her humor and tenacity. She listened closely to what I wanted, remembered what I responded to while we were looking, and respected my price and floor plan preferences. She's found great places for my close friends, and I'm pleased to join her group of clients!"



"Karen helped us both buy and sell a home. Fantastic service - very patient with us as first time home buyers. Helped us when we had to cancel offers due to problems found in inspections, and ultimately helped us to find a fantastic place to live. Would recommend her to anyone."



"Karen's knowledge, experience and support network allowed her to market my 3 flat apartment building at a price (higher than I expected) that created great interest in the property resulting in a quick sale at a price close to asking price. She efficiently conducted showings for prospective buyers with minimum disturbance to my tenants and advised and assisted me through every step of the sale process. She is an energetic hard worker, good communicator, and does her best to fulfill and satisfy her clients' wishes and needs."



"Karen has a great positive attitude and knew the neighborhood well."



"Karen was a Godsend. As a first time buyer I was nervous and anxious about the process and Karen was an excellent ally. Everyone she hooked me up with (lawyer, lender) were excellent as well. She has a great team."



"Karen provided a friendly and professional service. We really appreciate her quick work in finding a home that was right for our family."



"Karen was kind, caring, thoughtful, pleasant, good-humored and very much available to me whenever I needed information or advice. She was great about coordinating with lawyers and other agents, and never refused to provide assistance when asked. She also is a great resource for finding trustworthy and reasonably-priced professionals to help with repairs, financing, moving, design services, et al. My interactions with her were always positive. There were a few times when I thought perhaps she wasn't as aware of details in negotiations as I expected, but then I was really busy and distracted during the period between making an offer and closing, and perhaps I expected too much of her when it came to reading and retaining all the information in property inspections, disclosures, etc. Our team of lawyer, lend, agent and I managed to navigate some rough waters along the way with good collaboration and communication. Karen is clearly a creative and caring person who wants to have a positive impact on her clients' lives, and I really appreciate that about her."



"knows what people want. Her sense of humor makes what could be a very stressful time , more lighthearted."


"We came across Karen when I spotted a listing of hers on the Internet and e-mailed to see whether she could show us the listing when we would be in town briefly--the next day. We were looking for a condo as a pied-a-terre for our frequent visits to Chicago. She not only showed us that listing but also put together several more. Eventually we went on to buy the property we had first spotted, so she was both the listing agent and our agent. She worked very well with us from afar (Minneapolis), helping us to keep grounded in our search, working with our adult daughters in Chicago, sending us abundant information and contacts, and providing both expertise and warmth at every stage of the process. We have enough background in these things to appreciate the high degree of professionalism she brought to this process, especially when operating in the dual agency role; her many years of practice showed."



"Gregarious, honest, and always optimistic, I have complete confidence in Karen to keep my best interests at heart always."


"Karen is loyal and VERY trustworthy. She was my biggest advocate in the process. She was my realtor, but now she's my friend!"


"Karen is extremely knowledgeable about the housing market and was very patient with us as we saw a great deal of homes. Karen was very helpful throughout the process - from the initial meeting, to the house search, to the mortgage process, all the way to the closing. We were very pleased with Karen and will definitely recommend her to other potential buyers!"


"Karen has endless energy and applies every last bit of it to ensuring you find not only a home, but a home you love! She has a "team" of professionals she refers like they are her family and from my experience they are all worthy of her endorsements. From start to finish, she made me feel like I was also part of that family; I knew I was in good hands."


"Karen was extremely helpful in letting me know exactly what I needed to do to make the condo look right. She listed the condo and started getting potential buyers right away. She helped me get the right price with good advice on how to react to bids. I'd recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home."


"Karen Holt did an amazing job making the sale of our condo as painless as possible for us while still securing us an above-ask price and multiple offers. Her knowledge of our building (3232 N Halsted), connections with other brokers and amazingly effective marketing approach all helped lead us to a better-than-exected outcome of our sale. Karen seemed well supported by a deep set of resources from @properties. She offered us several helpful tips that aided in transforming our former home into a showcase for prospective buyers. Her sales tactics, while always very approachable and friendly, moved us from listing to contract in less than 3 days. With just 1.5 hours of showings all on the same day she was able to secure us five highly qualified offers. In fact, we received our first offer within two hours of our place going up on the MLS sight-unseen. I'd recommend Karen and @properties in a heartbeat to family and friends looking to get a great price for the sale of their home with minimal disruption to their daily lives."


"Karen Holt makes real estate fun. Her enthusiasm for every aspect of the job keeps the energy positive even when the going gets rough. Karen can can talk with anyone and generally charm them with her sunny disposition but she can be tough when she needs to protect your interests."


"Karen was a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable about properties in our area and offered up many good suggestions to help us attract a buyer. We are impressed with how quickly and easily the entire sale went. We are really happy!---Jackie and Nate Krupko"


"I feel that Karen worked very hard finding the loft for us 4 years ago. We worked hard together to find that perfect place. When we decided to sell there was no question who we would turn to. Karen did the same exceptional job selling and marketing our left. I would definitely recommend her!"


"Karen Holt is a knowledgeable, wise, understanding, and a very patient Realtor. I was a first-time home buyer, and she was successful in helping me find the perfect condo on the north side. Her endless energy, positive attitude, and sense of humor made house-hunting excursions something I looked forward to! I highly recommend Karen."


"As a first-time buyer, I couldnt have been happier with Karens knowledge and care in helping me select my first condo. She encouraged me to take a look at a new construction which I was not at all interested in. I fell in love with the place and made an offer immediately! After two wonderful years in my first condo I moved out of state and Karen sold it quickly and profitably.After moving back to Chicago a few years later I was again looking to buy and Karen came though for me, finding a perfect condo in the heart of Andersonville. She helped me find exactly what I was looking for at a price I was comfortable with.When it comes time to sell and move on to another home I know that I can count on Karen to negotiate a great deal and help me find my next perfect home. She's my Realtor for life!!!"



"As a first time home buyer, Karen made the whole process verypositive. With her experience and knowledge of the variousneighborhoods, she helped me find the perfect home for me. Not onlywas I able to stay within my price range but she helped me find mesomething that offered a little more. I love my home and I amconfident that I have made a very good investment."


"Karen was great. Easy to work with, responsive, and helpful with everything even after contract signed. Thanks!"


"Karen is very knowledgable and eager to help. She was always patient and available! She made our house-buying experience enjoyable! We would highly recommend Karen!! She is not only our agent, but now a life long friend."


"We really enjoyed working with Karen. She has a great personality and is very easy to talk to. When we first got together she asked very detailed questions about what we wanted, where and when we wanted to buy. Her knowledge of the neighborhood (Edgewater) was really valuable and she definitely helped us find the perfect home."


"Karen is loyal and VERY trustworthy. She was my biggest advocate in the buying process. We will definitely use her when we're ready to sell our wonderful condo!!"


"Karen was excellent. I appreciated her frank advice, saving me money on needless repairs I was afraid I would have to make. She communicated often, which was important for me, the seller, living in another city not close by. I have recommended her to several of my friends and family members!"


"Karen was absolutely amazing to work with. She went above and beyond throughout the entire process, and patiently guided my wife and I through the often befuddling steps towards purchasing our first home. She found us an Edgewater house that we could afford, and made arrangements for us to see it even before it hit the market!! We were lucky she's so well connected!! We can't imagine working with anyone else."