Stacy Karel

Stacy Karel

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Overall 4.9 star rating out of 23 reviews

"I’ve bought and sold houses three times. Stacy was by far the best realtor I’ve encountered. Whenever I had any questions, Stacy replied instantly. An expert negotiator, she was there to calm me and guide me at every step. I will not have another realtor but Stacy in all of my future real estate needs."

"What can I say? Stacy is incredible at getting things done in an efficient, professional, and productive manner. I've now worked with her to both find my amazing condo to buy and also to rent it out when I got transferred for a year. She's reliable, responsive, and really great to work with. I'd highly recommend Stacy to any of my family and friends."

"Stacy was great and incredibly communicative. I usually received a response from her within minutes, which was greatly appreciated. She has great contacts with inspectors, attorneys and home repair people so you're never struggling to find reliable help. As a first time home buyer she always had an answer for every random question I could think of and explained the buying process very clearly to me. I would definitely work with her again and recommend to any friends looking to buy."

"Stacy Karel is excellent and making our transfer from Iowa to downtown Chicago very smooth! She began by emailing us "potential" properties in our specifications and we could flag them as yes, no, maybe. This was very helpful as my husband and I could sit down and go through them together. Once we decided we liked the New Eastside, we zeroed in on the building we preferred. Stacy was able to keep us informed the moment a condo was on the market. We trusted Stacy enough that we made offers on our condo without even seeing it! Yep, that's right, it may sound crazy - but we had looked at similar condos with the exact same floor plan. We were out of town so Stacy led us through the offers with helpful input and recommendations. Stacy has a great group of contacts, i.e., home inspector, lawyer, etc. that helped simplify the closing process. Communication with Stacy is always very prompt. We are truly delighted with the condo we purchased and love the location (2 blocks from Michigan Ave and 2 block from the lake)! Thank you Stacy, we couldn't be happier!"

"Stacey was amazing. arranged for showing after showing and sold my condo more quickly than I would have ever dreamed possible."

"I truly enjoyed working with Stacy to purchase my first home. She is extremely knowledgeable, communicative, and attentive to all of her clients needs. I usually received a response from her within minutes, which was greatly appreciated. She has a great network of contacts including: inspectors, attorneys that all made the transaction very smooth. As a first time home buyer she always had an answer for every random question and explained each step in the buying process in great detail. I would not hesitate to work with Stacy again and recommend to any friends and family looking for a new home in the city."

"Stacy was exceptionally helpful during the home buying process. I thought she was very straight forward and asked all the right questions when viewing different properties. She was very quick in communicating changes in price during the contract negotiation process. Also, she excellent contacts for the home inspector and attorney. Overall, I was very pleased at how quickly and efficiently she was able to help me through the home buying process all the way through closing."

"My wife and I recently closed on a sfh in Bucktown. With Stacys help the process went smoothly from beginning to close. Stacy was helpful in providing us many different quality options directly from the MLS to a web portal.Once we identified the property we wanted, Stacy while on vacation in Mexico, was readily available to discuss our showing, and was able to help evaluate it. She had a contract in our hands 1 hour later which she strongly advised we sign and return asap if serious. As someone familiar myself with the market, I also felt this was a rare find. Good thing we followed her advice, four other offers came in the later next day, and some for more money. We were first in line.From there all of the next steps were made clear and scheduled with her help. Additionally, she has a wide range of contacts in many areas which proved useful in understanding some items from our home inspection report.In the end, my wife and I feel like we found just what we were looking for and at a fair price. The process ran smoothly and was made clear the entire time. We are satisfied customers."

"Stacy was extraordinarily helpful. She made the entire process as easy as is likely possible."

"Stacy is extremely knowledgeable and was able to find us a Condo in record speed as we started with a broad search and were able to narrow very quickly to a couple of top spots. She was extremely supportive and attentive throughout the whole process and provided invaluable insight along the way. Thanks!! Can't wait until we work together again!"

"Moving from out of town, Stacy was able to understand our needs and close our lease without us visiting the unit."

"Stacy truly epitomizes great customer service. She goes above and beyond in all situations and is a wealth of information. I've worked with her numerous times in the past several years and she never fails to amaze me with her ability to get things done and find the best solution in sometimes undesirable circumstances. She handles my property concerns as if they were truly her own. I can't imagine ever working with anyone else and I would never hesitate to recommend her to a friend or family member. Stacy is the best in the business!"

"I recently leveraged Stacy's expertise to find a renter for a condo I own. With an upcoming move planned, I needed find an ideal candidate quickly. With a high end, furnished unit, I was worried this might be a difficult task. However, Stacy came through and was able line someone up at the requested price point within a month's time. I couldn't have been happier! Stacy has now helped me with two transactions within ~12 months of one another, and I am confident this well not be the last."

"I approached Stacy with a challenging task - find me a place that met my exact specifications and budget in a relatively narrow radius, that I wouldn't be able to find myself. In short order - Stacy found me exactly that. Leveraging her internal @properties network to find me a place better than I even expected before it hit the market! I had been looking for a couple of months and even had tried another broker, but hadn't been able to find what I was looking for. I honestly don't know if I would have ever found such a great place without Stacy's help. Thank you Stacy."

"We had a fantastic experience with our broker. Communication was always very prompt. She was very professional and competent. We are truly delighted with the condo we purchased and love the location!"

"Stacy helped represent my wife and I on the sale of our condo. We had a positive experience working with her on the past on two purchases, but not a sale.This was the first property sale for either of us. Stacy did a great job of describing the process. We provided a timeline of starting to market our place within a couple of weeks. Our marketing and showing plan was in place quickly, so when it came time to hit the market everything was ready to go.Showing dates and times are facilited by a useful smartphone app. After the showing Stacy would provide information and updates.Once multiple offers came in the price negotiation process moved quickly. There were a few issues that arose between the negotiation and close. All were handled promptly and lead to the successful outcome of a sale.Stacy is a professional. Knows what she is doing, communicates well, is almost always available, knows how to successfully navigate the process from beginning to end. Would certainly work with her again."

"The reason I have used Stacy multiple times is from the very first contact I had with her, she is very responsive and works hard to help make what you want happen. She follows through and always returns emails, phone calls, and text messages. She helps to manage our time and hers very well."

"Stacy has been our realator for a few years now and has helped us find great places in the city. She's very helpful in the search and gets deals done fast. My husband and I appreciate her advice and ability to get us into the units we want quickly. Shes great and if you want an honest, effeciant and experienced relator I would go with Stacy."

"I've used Stacy multiple times to purchase properties and now to rent an investment property. She is professional, has a good pulse on the market place, and communicates well thru the process. I highly recommend her for your real estate needs."

"I have worked with Stacy in the past and decided to use her again in helping find a new tenant for one of our units. We received notice from our current tenants that they wanted to break their lease 7 months early and that they wanted to move out at the end of January. I made one call to Stacy, she met with the current tenants within days, had a lock box set up, and had listings posted on multiple sites. It only took 5-6 showings before she was able to find a qualified tenant and the lease was signed within 2 weeks of the initial listing!Stacy was nothing but professional throughout the entire process and we can not thank her enough for this. My wife and I were traveling for the holidays so we were unable to give the search our full focus but she did not skip a beat...We can not thank you enough Stacy!Justin and Jackie"

"When searching for an apartment in Bucktown, I reached out to multiple agents in an effort to cast a wide net. Stacy was the first agent to respond to my inquiries and she then quickly made my other contacts moot as she was quite diligent in determining my wife and I's needs and supplying us with a constant supply of properties to look at. Once we found one we liked she promptly reached out to the other party and was able to close the deal promptly and to our satisfaction. Stacy is a true professional and I would highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to find an apartment in the Bucktown area."

"Stacy Karel is right on it. She responds to questions immediately, her ideas for rental (in my case) were so helpful and the exposure on the market was perfect. She also presented the pictures (a lot of them) on the website in a timely fashion and made my condo shine for prospective clients. I'd worked with Stacy before on the purchase of my condo, so I felt comfortable calling her again. She knows the business."

"She did an outstanding job in bringing the deal to a successful close."