Carol Strauss

Carol Strauss

CNE, GRI - Broker
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About Me

Carol Strauss has a unique advantage in Real Estate. After having spent years as a successful agent at Kahn Realty in Glencoe, she opened a branch office for the Company in Deerfield in 1988. After managing an award-winning office for years, Carol went back into sales. Her real estate background, as a result, is extensive and embraces every aspect of the industry.

Carol is a lifelong resident of the North Shore and therefore the perfect person to counsel you on the unique nuances of each of the encompassed suburbs. She differentiates herself by her competence, integrity, experience and her dedication to building long term relationships. If you are looking to sell your home or purchase a new one, you should expect the best from your Realtor, and that is what you will get!


Areas of Expertise

Exceptional customer service

Honed, expert negotiating skills

Exceptional grasp of the home values in the North Shore suburbs

Communication, Training and Coaching

Ability to use all the latest technology that CB brings to the table


Education and Training

B.A. University of Arizona

State of Illinois Managing Broker License

G.R.I. (Graduate Realtor Institute)

Certified Residential Broker

Certified Residential Specialist

Certified Negotiation Specialist

Successful Managing Broker – Deerfield Coldwell Banker

Training Director for New Agent Development

Professional Standards Committee – North Shore Board of Realtors

Ethics and Arbitration Committees – North Shore Board of Realtors

Women's Council of Realtors



Carol lives in Deerfield with her husband, Steve, and raised two children, each who has moved back to Deerfield to raise their families. Her children, Susie & Tom, went through the Deerfield Schools, where Carol was an active member of the PTO. In her spare time, Carol enjoys her family, including her six grandchildren, their Lake house, boating and travelling. She has been a long time, dedicated supporter of Lungevity, @ Gives Back, Ronald McDonald House, and many cancer charities.





Kimberly K.

What I liked best about working with Carol was that you could count on her to tell you exactly what she was thinking. She is a great person to go to when you really want to know what is the best way to handle something. She does not go along with a crowd. She stands by her convictions, while being respectful of others' opinions.

Frada B.

Carol both helped us find our home and sell our home many years later. She is very knowledgeable about the area and the real estate market. I would not hesitate to have her sell or help purchase a home as she's a class act!

Susan F.

Carol marketed my home with full attention to every detail, from listing to closing. A true professional.

Donna Z.

Carol is the Ultimate professional!! Her warm personality welcomes any prospective Buyer or Seller. Her attention to detail and fine art of negotiation gets the job done!!

Clients are saying:

"Carol was very thorough during our work with her. She was professional and knowledgeable about all aspects of our real estate transaction. She was very responsive to all of our questions and needs.
We highly recommend Carol Strauss."