Karl Vogel

Karl Vogel

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Overall 5 star rating out of 67 reviews



"Karl recently listed my Andersonville 2-flat which was an investment property. Thanks to his know-how, we had an offer in three days and closed in five weeks. He is currently helping me find a new house in Highland Park and preparing to list my Roger's Park house. Yes, he knows everything about every neighborhood! I have never before worked with a broker with such wide ranging expertise on everything from financing and property taxes to construction and renovation costs. He is extremely competent and thorough and he cares. Above all he's a nice, easy going and genuine person who is 100% reliable. And tall!"



"Karl helped us find a three flat that we absolutely love. We relocated for jobs, so are not in Chicago regularly, but Karl was always ready to show us properties even on super short notice when we came to town. Karl is very knowledgeable, very patient, has a great personality, and in the end got us a great building at a great value. I would recommend Karl to any of my friends and colleagues looking to buy or sell. A pleasure to work with."



"To say we were under a "time-crunch" would be an understatement. We had planned poorly and had less than a month to find a home. Add to that we weren't even sure what kind of house we were looking for. We had worked with other realtors in the past, and if previous experiences were to indicate our ability to find a home, we weren't very hopeful. But then, we found Karl and thank goodness we did! Within a day, Karl had found eight homes within our budget and area we wanted to live. We were able to tour them all, and by the second day he helped us put in an offer on our first home! He also was able to help bring the seller on-board for a quick close! We were able to buy our first home within thirty days of meeting Karl! My family and I are forever grateful to not only this wonderful human being, but LITERALLY the BEST REALTOR you would ever be lucky enough to work with. You need help finding or selling your property, Karl is the man to get it done! THANK YOU KARL!"



"Karl is superlative in every way. We needed to find a place relatively quickly and Karl did a tremendous job working with our needs and wants within our range. He is attentive, perceptive, and committed to his clients. We also noticed he was well liked by his peers, which is also important. I can’t recomnend him more highly!"



"Karl was great. He really knows his stuff, is not afraid to offer honest opinions, and was extremely receptive and adaptive to opinions that we formed as we went to showings, taking them into account and modifying searches and recommendations based on those opinions. He always seemed to have time for us and never made us feel rushed. We're really glad that Karl was there to help us."



"My overall experience with Karl was fantastic. He was a huge help in telling me what things needed upgrades before putting on the market and also staging the unit. We were able to sell quickly and at top price. I was able to get 3 great offers and the final sale price was $25,000 more than a very similar unit that sold just a couple months before. I would highly recommend Karl to anyone buying or selling in Chicago."



"Karl Vogel is an amazing agent with a unique blend of skills. He offered us pricing recommendations after detailed analysis of comparable sales. He suggested economical property improvements to help improve the appeal of our condominium. During price negotiations he encouraged me to be a tougher negotiator based on his read of buyers level of motivation. When unexpected problems came up and I felt the deal was in jeopardy, Karl called me on multiple occasions to calm me down and make me laugh. Ultimately the deal closed with favorable terms and at a price we were happy with."



"Karl exemplifies what you get when you hire a pro. He immediately saw the potential in my place. Moving swiftly, he priced and marketed it perfectly, and we had two full-price offers within the first two days. He is warm, engaging, and incredibly fun to spend time with, but don’t be fooled – he is a tough-as-nails negotiator, a total advocate, and will not leave your money on the table. But he was even better on the buy side. Karl invests in properties in Chicago and the suburbs, and he knew exactly what the gem I’m about to buy was worth – and what I can do to make it worth more. He gave me great information about the suburb I bought in, its various neighborhoods, what is worth buying and what to pass by. People like Karl pay for themselves many times over. He added incredible value. I would unhesitatingly work with him again."



"Karl found the perfect place for me. He was patient and responsive and also made the entire process fun. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat."



"I am so pleased with selecting Karl Vogel with @Properties as my agent. Karl worked hard to make the unit look it"



"Karl is extremely frank and forthright about what he thinks regarding a property right away. He is always thinking of issues when I'm examining a potential home, and his experience was vital into making sure I was looking at properties that were right for me. He was also unfailing patient, as the entire process took six months from the time I started to get a "feel" for the market, through the actual process of putting serious bids on properties. He was amazing!"



"It took me three years, three contracts to find MY right place. Karl helped me, patiently and with great advice and understanding through the entire process. A couple of life changes curtailed my need for space and redefined the kind of space I needed. Karl kept with me and was just incredible. His knowledge of Andersonville and available properties is great. His ability to focus and help you identify your needs unique. Karl’s my realtor as long as he will put with me."



"Karl & his assistant Matt, were fabulous to work with. After looking on our own for a year, Karl produced a property that was life changing for us. Thanks to Karl, we moved from a terrible condo situation into the right home, and we now have a level of privacy and freedom I could write a book about.

We also used The Vogel team to sell our condo, We sold in less than a week with 3 offers and closed with several thousand over asking. Throughout the both the buying and selling process, we would communicate with Karl & Matt regularly, and received excellent customer service through both transactions. I am a small business owner, and take customer service and professionalism seriously though it's hard to find. We had a lot of unrelated stressful events in our lives at the time we were buying and selling, and Karl & Matt really handled both transactions beautifully for us, at moments we didn't need an ounce more stress, and we are immensely thankful. We highly recommend the Vogel Team for all of your real estate needs."



"My husband and I worked with Karl to both buy and sell our first home in Edgewater. Being new to the process overall, Karl was very communicative and transparent throughout. Due to Karl's knowledge and sincerity, we put a ton of trust in him and never regretted it. Not only did Karl act as our real estate agent, he provided us with great contacts when it came to securing our loan, our attorney needs, and even contractors when it came time for home improvements. I would highly recommend Karl within the real estate market; friendly (and funny) family man with solid experience in the industry."



"Karl has immense knowledge of the real estate market in Chicago. He helped me purchase my condo 6 years ago and he was the one to help me sell it when I had to relocate.
I highly recommend using Karl for both purchasing or selling a home."



"Karl made searching for an apartment so easy and fun. He was respectful of all my requirements and put in the extra effort to find something that was really perfect for me that I didn't even know I wanted.

His recommendations for brokers and attorneys were great too. The entire process went along without any glitches and he was quick to respond when I had questions or concerns.

I'd highly recommend Karl for anyone who wants to find their dream home."



"We've done lots of business with Karl. He is top shelf.
Responsive, knowledgeable, provides a balanced
view in negotiations and is always "up".
We've bought two condos, and sold one with Karl and have been completely satisfied."



"Karl was outstanding! He was able to find us a place we love so quickly. We were able to close within 40 days of an offer and he guided us every step of the way. Karl was always available for questions, accommodated our weird work schedules for showings, and was very in tune with what we were looking for. I could not imagine doing this process without him. Thank you Karl!"



"You could not find a more dedicted, hard-working and conciontus agent to help you with your buying or selling! Karl was so patient with us and eventually we found our perfect home!"



"Karl really guided us through the entire process of selling our home. He had great instincts and insights into what we needed to do to get our house ready to show - and it paid off. We sold at full asking price (in contract in just 2 days).

He was always helpful, always positive.

Highly recommend Karl Vogel!"



"Working with Karl was great ... Start to finish! He provided excellent professional advice to get our property ready for sale, represented our home and interests superbly and helped us navigate our many offers. House sold Quickly!"



"Karl was the voice of reason and a provided a great shopper's counter-point during our recent (somewhat prolonged) house hunt. He was also the consummate professional on the sale of our old home. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat as both a listing or buyer's agent."



"Karl is a phenomenal agent. He was so helpful for our family as we were trying to find our first house. He listened to our desires carefully and responded with great ideas and options for us. He didn't just help us land any house. He helped us find THE house that was just right for our family. I appreciate that Karl is dependable, hard working, honest and knowledge. I'd recommended him to anyone!"



"This guy knows what he is doing! Never once felt pressured. I knew I could rely on Karl's honesty and knowledge of the market. I felt I got the place I dreamt about getting!"



"Karl knows the area, the market and value. Karl works hard for his clients, and tells them the truth. He is a good man. We have used him four times, and been happy each time. Thank you Karl."



"We worked with Karl in connection with our purchase of a single-family home in the Edgewater/Andersonville neighborhood. He knows the area inside and out and helps you know what to look for even more than you do. Super responsive and the negotiation/closing process could not have gone more smoothly. Highly recommended!"



"Very helpful, he went above and beyond what I had hoped for. He easily facilitated my transition to Chicago Thanks, Karl (R. Rempfer MD)"



"Karl was extremely helpful in getting our 2 flat sold. He went above what I expected. And he always makes it a bit fun instead of a real hassle."



"Karl is extremely frank and forthright about what he thinks regarding a property right away. He is always thinking of issues when I'm examining a potential home, and his experience was vital into making sure I was looking at properties that were right for me. He was also unfailing patient, as the entire process took six months from the time I started to get a "feel" for the market, through the actual process of putting serious bids on properties. He was amazing!"



"I am so pleased with selecting Karl Vogel with @Properties as my agent. Karl worked hard to make the unit look it"



"Second smooth and successful transaction in a row! I could not recommend Karl more highly."


"Great agent amazing assertive I could not have had a better first time experience."



"Karl was outstanding in helping us to find the right house for our family, in the neighborhood we wanted, and price we could afford. We were able to jump on this one just as it became available, made an offer and got it a day later!"



"Karl was extremely awesome during all phases of my condo search. From the initial meeting he impressed me with his level of knowledge in terms of real estate, neighborhoods, and the process. He's friendly and always around to ask questions. I highly recommend Karl!"



"My husband and I worked with Karl to both buy and sell our first home in Edgewater. Being new to the process overall, Karl was very communicative and transparent throughout. Due to Karl's knowledge and sincerity, we put a ton of trust in him and never regretted it. Not only did Karl act as our real estate agent, he provided us with great contacts when it came to securing our loan, our attorney needs, and even contractors when it came time for home improvements. I would highly recommend Karl within the real estate market; friendly (and funny) family man with solid experience in the industry."



"My husband and I worked with Karl to both buy and sell our first home in Edgewater. Being new to the process overall, Karl was very communicative and transparent throughout. Due to Karl's knowledge and sincerity, we put a ton of trust in him and never regretted it. Not only did Karl act as our real estate agent, he provided us with great contacts when it came to securing our loan, our attorney needs, and even contractors when it came time for home improvements. I would highly recommend Karl within the real estate market; friendly (and funny) family man with solid experience in the industry."



"Karl is a fantastic broker. He knew our market inside and out, he knew what to look for in a recently renovated property, and he always made time to answer all of our questions. We would recommend him to anyone!"



"Karl is an amazing realtor. He’s honest, knowledgeable, kind and funny. His knowledge about renovations is priceless. I would recommend him over and over."



"This guy knows what he is doing! Never once felt pressured. I knew I could rely on Karl's honesty and knowledge of the market. I felt I got the place I dreamt about getting!"



"Excellent! Karl was both knowledgeable and caring with helping us find our new home. He was extremely well versed on the city and it’s neighborhoods. He truly is a Chicago Specialist."



"Working with Karl was great ... Start to finish! He provided excellent professional advice to get our property ready for sale, represented our home and interests superbly and helped us navigate our many offers. House sold Quickly!"



"Karl knows the area, the market and value. Karl works hard for his clients, and tells them the truth. He is a good man. We have used him four times, and been happy each time. Thank you Karl."



"We worked with Karl in connection with our purchase of a single-family home in the Edgewater/Andersonville neighborhood. He knows the area inside and out and helps you know what to look for even more than you do. Super responsive and the negotiation/closing process could not have gone more smoothly. Highly recommended"



"You could not find a more dedicated, hard-working and contentious agent to help you with your buying or selling! Karl was so patient with us and eventually we found our perfect home!"



"Karl has immense knowledge of the real estate market in Chicago. He helped me purchase my condo 6 years ago and he was the one to help me sell it when I had to relocate.
I highly recommend using Karl for both purchasing or selling a home."



"Karl Vogel somehow was able to sell our property in the Chicago area for 120 thousand more than we expected! This guy did a great job. The property listed and sold within a 90 day window.
I highly recommend him. He was efficient, returned my calls promptly, answered emails quickly and I was impressed how knowledgeable he was in the Chicago real estate market.
Honestly, I cannot think of anything negative to say...it was such a smooth process.
Thank you again, Mr. Vogel"



"The whole process of selling our home was made super simple and easy with Karl and his team's advice and hard work. Thank you!"



"Karl really guided us through the entire process of selling our home. He had great instincts and insights into what we needed to do to get our house ready to show - and it paid off. We sold at full asking price (in contract in just 2 days). He was always helpful, always positive. Highly recommend Karl Vogel!"



"Karl found the perfect place for me. He was patient and responsive and also made the entire process fun. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat."



"Karl was straight forward and direct with his suggestions for getting our house ready to list - and boy are we glad we listened. Following his recommendations we put in the hard work and were able to sell our home amazingly fast. He was there with us every step of the way. Couldn't recommend Karl more. Thanks for everything!"



"Karl is a fantastic broker. Not only is he very knowledgeable about the entire house purchase process but he is excellent with people and does a tremendous job first finding out what they want and then not settling until he accomplishes the goal of getting there. He is trustworthy and great with people. I never felt forced to purchase a house. He helped us find the RIGHT house. I'd suggest him to any and all of my friends who are looking for a broker. Thank you, Karl, for taking such good care of me and my family in what could be an incredibly daunting process. You made the process manageable and even enjoyable. Couldn't be more pleased with the results."



"Karl is the most caring, compassionate, and confident broker I have met! He developed a relationship with us and got to know just what my partner and I wanted. He took the extra steps to get the job done & found us our DREAM HOME!!!!! Thank you so Very Much Karl"



"I know Karl for long time. Use his help and knowledge before. He help me to find nice place and make everything go very easy and smooth. Next time I will use his help again and will recommend him to all my friends. Thanks Karl!"



"Awesome experience with Karl. We found exactly the home that we wanted.He was very patient and showed us many properties before finding the right one, plus he gave us a lot of useful advice in the difficult process of choosing your home. Thanks Karl!!"



"Karl was an excellent partner supporting us in a recent home purchase. He listened to our requirements and provided thoughtful feedback, always keeping our best interests in mind. Karl was very proactive as he guided us through the process and was extremely responsive when we needed to reach him. We couldn't be happier with our experience with Karl and in the home that he helped us find."



"You will never find a better realtor to manage any real estate transaction. I couldn't be happier."



"Karl was the voice of reason and a provided a great shopper's counter-point during our recent house hunt. He was also the consummate professional on the sale of our old home. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat."



"Karl is a pleasure to work with. I always feel he has my best interest at heart. He helped us find our first home and now he helped us sell our first home. I would highly recommend Karl, he truly cares and is so knowledgable on so many levels!"



"Karl was outstanding! He was able to find us a place we love so quickly. We were able to close within 40 days of an offer and he guided us every step of the way. Karl was always available for questions, accommodated our weird work schedules for showings, and was very in tune with what we were looking for. I could not imagine doing this process without him. Thank you Karl!"



"Karl has been such a pleasure to work with during our first home buying experience. Being a first time home buyer Karl managed to walk us through every step of the process and was always available to answer any questions we had. We would definitely recommend him to anyone else who is thinking of buying a home."



"Karl exemplifies what you get when you hire a pro. He immediately saw the potential in my place. Moving swiftly, he priced and marketed it perfectly, and we had two full-price offers within the first two days. He is warm, engaging, and incredibly fun to spend time with, but dont be fooled he is a tough-as-nails negotiator, a total advocate, and will not leave your money on the table. But he was even better on the buy side. Karl invests in properties in Chicago and the suburbs, and he knew exactly what the gem Im about to buy was worth and what I can do to make it worth more. He gave me great information about the suburb I bought in, its various neighborhoods, what is worth buying and what to pass by. People like Karl pay for themselves many times over. He added incredible value. I would unhesitatingly work with him again."



"Karl Vogel is an amazing agent with a unique blend of skills. He offered us pricing recommendations after detailed analysis of comparable sales. He suggested economical property improvements to help improve the appeal of our condominium. During price negotiations he encouraged me to be a tougher negotiator based on his read of buyers level of motivation. When unexpected problems came up and I felt the deal was in jeopardy, Karl called me on multiple occasions to calm me down and make me laugh. Ultimately the deal closed with favorable terms and at a price we were happy with."



"Karl Vogel went above and beyond as my broker. I approached him a few months ago about potentially buying a condo because I was approaching the end of my rental lease term. We discussed each step of the process, and he was incredibly thorough and informative from the get-go. I was initially nervous that we would not be able to look at properties, find one that fit my criteria, and close in under 45 days, but Karl made it happen. He made the whole process absolutely seamless and he was genuine and personable at all times. I knew he had my best interests at heart. I intend to whole-heartedly recommend Karl and @properties to future potential buyers."



"My overall experience with Karl was fantastic. He was a huge help in telling me what things needed upgrades before putting on the market and also staging the unit. We were able to sell quickly and at top price. I was able to get 3 great offers and the final sale price was $25,000 more than a very similar unit that sold just a couple months before. I would highly recommend Karl to anyone buying or selling in Chicago."



"Karl was great. He really knows his stuff, is not afraid to offer honest opinions, and was extremely receptive and adaptive to opinions that we formed as we went to showings, taking them into account and modifying searches and recommendations based on those opinions. He always seemed to have time for us and never made us feel rushed. We're really glad that Karl was there to help us."



"Karl was an absolutely amazing broker. He bent over backwards to make sure I found the perfect property. I cannot put into words how wonderful he was to work with through the entire process. I highly recommend Karl to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Chicago area."



"Karl did an amazing job with the purchase of our new home and sale of our condo! He was instrumental in helping us understand the market dynamics, determining price, and getting our condo in condition to be sold! He is a true pro and I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor. In a down market, our condo was under contract in two weeks, which my husband and I largely credit to Karl. We are incredibly grateful for him for all of his work."



"Karl is a wonderful broker! He went above and beyond to find us the perfect home. And, best of all, he negotiated a sale price that was lower than we could have ever anticipated. We would definitely work with him again."



"I've known and worked with Karl for many years and when I decided to move back to Chicago I immediately called Karl to begin my new home search. I knew Karl would find the perfect home and would have my best interest at heart. Karl provided constant feedback and his knowledge of the Chicago real estate market was invaluable."



"Karl listened to what we wanted and simply knew what to show us. We found our dream home thanks to Karl's expertise, patience and reassurance."



"Karl was the best agent we could have stumbled upon on when going through an open house. The specific property where we met was not the best fit for my husband and I, however Karl had reached out to us with multiple listings that fit our requirements within 24 hours, and upon our availability, set up walk throughs within days. Given the nature of the industry, we consistently felt that Karl genuinely had our best interest in mind, giving us his honest opinion, even if it disagreed with ours. Once we found "the one," Karl went above and beyond, staying in the office until past midnight to give us our best shot at the offer given the fact that we were up against 2 other bidders. Hearing that our offer was accepted above 2 others was so exciting and we have Karl to thank for it. We love our new home, and would recommend Karl to help any friends and family that are searching for their home as well. Thanks again, Karl, Carla McCowan"



"My wife and I used Karl for our last 2 property purchases. Karl has his finger on the pulse of the real estate market. We were blown away by how much knowledge he has about the Andersonville/Edgewater market. He knows all of the players and knows the backstories behind all the properties we were interested in. He used that information to help us craft the perfect strategy for us. At every step of the way, Karl put our interests first. He listened hard to our needs and helped us find exactly what we wanted. Lastly, Karl has a lot of humor and enthusiasm. Buying and selling real estate can be really hard work...but if you are working with Karl Vogel, you'll have a lot of fun in the process!"



"The fastest and most painless sale I could imagine. Karl's experience selling in the neighborhood reassured me that my price was competitive and would sell quickly."



"Who knew house hunting could be this fun? Karl was amazing.... he kept us on our toes! We saw multiple condos on each of our many visits to the city and he overwhelmed us with choices. He learned our likes and dislikes quite quickly and adapted to our preferences. In the end, he helped coordinate a quick & easy closing on the best property for us. We are thrilled to be new Chicagoans!"



"Karl was a pleasure to work with. He was able to identify exactly what we were looking for in a home and community while meeting our tight budget. His experience made the buying and selling process a lot less stressful as he was able to easily answer any questions that we had. Karl has a keen eye for design and architectual preservation, which was important to us both in selling our home built in 1892, and finding a new one that fits us perfectly."