Overall 5 star rating out of 3 reviews
"My wife, Elizabeth, and I emphatically state that Karen Morris is a superstar broker. She is extremely bright and is able to rapidly identify and understand her clients' needs, goals and objectives. Her experience provides the client with an empirical expertise that structures a strategy for the client and solely in the client's best interest. While her strategy is determined and focused, she retains the necessary flexibility to modify any sales plan to accommodate unexpected demands from the other prospective party to the transaction. Her interest in the client's welfare is very intense and she participates in every activity during the pendency of the transaction while keeping the client informed of every detail. Lastly, her charming personality, an unquantifiable dimension, is the catalyst that coordinates all of the complex factors of the transaction into a smooth conclusion. She is second to none. A class by herself."
"I came in for one weekend from out of town and wanted to make an offer on a property that weekend. Karen immediately got a sense of who we were, what we would like and where we were willing to go in price. She did not waste my time by showing me properties that did not fit us or our price range. She set up multiple appointments to maximize my time, gave valuable input on neighborhoods and housing styles, and was able to quickly give me a sense of Chicago, an area I was somewhat familiar with. By the end of the weekend, we identified the property and made an offer. We have moved many times and Karen is the rare broker who can help you focus and make an excellent buying decision."
"While I have bought and sold a number of houses in the past, I experienced a high level of service with Karen. Each phase of the sales effort has been superior, such as innovative efforts in staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace."
"A coworker recommended Karen to me when I began my first condo search in Chicago and was dissatisfied with the pushy realtors I met. I cannot be more thankful.She has spotted special assessment level defects that I would never have noticed and that might not have been in board meeting minutes, helped imagine renovations, given sage advice on issues critical to long term value of the condo, and been excellent during negotiations. All while making me laugh, feel comfortable, never smooth talking, and leaving the impression that I was her only client. My partner said, "You get the sense that she doesn't need the money, that she does real estate because she loves it." He's right and it'sobvious. After a friend went on showings with Karen and me, he left his agent after the contract expired and started with Karen.At first I doubted the value of a real estate agent because these days the internet has a wealth of up-to-date listings, past sale data, and other relevant information about buildings and the units themselves. Those data have certainly helped me in my search. However, working with Karen, it's clear no DIY research online can return close to the value she brings in terms of dollars and the security that someone highly competent is double-checking and questioning my decisions."
"I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciated the number of hours Karen spent with me in person, by phone, and email keeping me totally informed every step of the way - morning and night. She showed extraordinary professionalism and I could not have had better support. The personal attention and direction she provided was incredible.Throughout my search, Karen was incredibly patient and completely engaged. Karen is obviously in real-estate because she likes people. If you are lucky enough to work with Karen, you will be 110% satisfied.Being a first time buyer is exciting & fun, but at the same time it can become stressful. She never once left me feeling confused or in the dark. Her astounding professionalism, passion & excitement made me feel like I was working with a friend and not just a realtor.I would highly recommend Karen as an outstanding realtor who goes to great lengths to make your home buying process efficient and pleasurable... Karen's enthusiasm made our days together great fun.Karen was more to me than just a realtor. Not only did she take all the time it required, anytime, to ...discuss all the details of the process of buying a house in an new environment new but she was incredibly patient with me, as we worked together six months before finding the perfect place.Karen is a hardworking and dedicated realtor. Not only is she a great realtor who really knows the "ins and outs" of the business, she's also a very caring and genuine woman who strives for perfection. She knows the needs of all her clients and helps them reach their goals."
"We met Karen via Trulia. Once she knew we were "out-of-towners" she took utmost care arranging multiple showings in the limited time we had.We were a bit concerned about how we would be handled by big city realtors. It didn't take us long to recognize that she had the passion for her work, etiquette , and responsibility. She went the extra mile for second showings to accommodate our son who would eventually live in the loft. I will continue to recommend Karen as a top rated realtor in the city of Chicago."
"I first met Karen a little over three years ago when I started researching my first condo. I had worked with a few other Realtors, but never felt like they understood what I was looking for, or were interested in building a long term relationship with me as a client.Karen was different - she treated me like one of her clients looking for a million dollar condo and commission to match (I definitely was not)...To top it off I had a very small neighborhood I was open to viewing (maybe a square mile).Along with her patience with me as a first time buyer, Karen provided excellent real estate advice and referred me to fantastic colleagues to provide lending and real estate law services.Karen helped me find the perfect place and I couldn't be happier. I would highly recommend Karen for any real estate needs."
"Karen was fantastic! She's very passionate about her work. You'll notice this within minutes of meeting her.This was my first home purchase and she really set the bar high for any realtors who may come along in the future. Not only was Karen very knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market, but she was also extremely easy to work with. Karen went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable with all the real estate jargon that can sometimes make your head spin. She was able to find me a condo that I loved, in a great neighborhood, and at a great price. All the while, I never felt an ounce of pressure. There is nothing more that I could have asked for!"
"I have used Karen on two transactions involving a property that started as a short sale, then evolved into a foreclosure. We are supposed to close shortly. Karen has kept me posted through the past year on the status of the property and brought us to the point whre we are near the closing date. It is not an expensive one, and considering the ultimate commission vs. her time spent,certainly not not a lucrative one from her standpoint. Still, you would never know that. She is professional, aggressive, informed and personable and takes care of her clients. I hope to use her services again, and highly recommend her."
"Karen is professional and honest. She always puts the client first. She is thorough, resourceful, and pleasant to be with. I will definitely use her for in the future."
"If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Karen - grab it! I have never worked with such an honest, knowledgable, and thoroughly delightful realtor before. The process could have been ten times more stressful, but with Karen guiding me each step of the way, it was surprisingly low stress.Karen gave me thoughtful advice about how to best show my place, and was always available for questions and referrals. But don't be fooled -- when it came time for negotiations, Karen was a tigress! I felt so well-represented, I never had to second-guess her.She is a gem. All I can say is I can't wait to recommend her to my friends."
"Simply put, Karen is amazing! My fiancee and I worked with Karen for over a year in trying to find a home for our new family. We met her when I was first pregnant, she was there for us throughout our search and my pregnancy, and helped us buy our beautiful home with our handsome little 8 month old boy. She was honest, helpful, thorough, patient, professional, and efficient. She answered all of our questions (and we had many). She didn't waste our time with irrelevant homes that wouldn't match our needs. Showed us numerous homes and was as good as an inspector when we would walk through a new home (pulling open drawers, opening closets, pointing out defects and high-end finishes). Even with the ups and downs during the negotiation for our current home, she was there through it all and served as a great advocate. I agree with the previous review that stated that she is a tigress when it comes to her clients. We could not have chosen a better agent. We would highly recommend her to anyone who was looking to buy or sell."