Karen began her career in real estate in 1990. She grew up in Chicago proper and has spent the last 39 years living on the North Shore. She speaks both German and Spanish in addition to English, which has served her well over the years. Karen attended Loyola University and DePaul University and did her research at the University of Chicago. Her dedication to her studies in Research and Psychology has awarded her with many honors from the university, and the knowledge she gained has lent itself to her career, marketing, and data analysis. Researching the properties and market conditions she is involved in is her key to performing the best transaction.
Karen’s previous experience working on the trading floor of CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) and CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) has helped her in the act of price discovery, as well as the knowledge of how markets work. Her prior experience serving as a public servant in Lincolnshire as Village Trustee has given her insight on how local governments work and any upcoming plans involving multiple communities, as well as negotiation strategies. She does not take the honor of holding people's trust in her lightly. She represents her clients as she represents the residents she was elected by.
Karen is married with 3 kids and lives in suburban Chicago. She is a self-professed artist, gardener, and writer, and prides herself on being creative. Her children have taught her the need for patience and attention that she passes onto her clients. Listening and time are gifts she gives freely to ensure successful transactions as well as future referrals.
Karen is consistently ranked as a top real estate agent in suburban Chicago. She attributes her success to her detail-minded nature and 27 years of experience in every type of market. Give Karen a call to find the home of your dreams today!
"We would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for a home in the northern Chicago suburbs. She has a no pressure approach, values quality over quantity relations, takes feedback well, and is extremely attentive. We never had to wait more than a couple hours for a response from her. We were seeking a very particular layout that wasn't available on the market at the time we started our search. After we exhausted all listings, Karen went digging for leads and got us in on a showing of a perfect home within its first days on the market. Getting in early was critical to locking in the deal. Karen was also an excellent advisor throughout the deal making process, especially for first time home buyers. She had strong market awareness, was knowledgeable about all phases, and kept an eye out for common pitfalls. She also surrounds herself with other excellent professionals (e.g. lawyer, lender, etc). We were very impressed by the caliber of our entire buying team. We couldn't have done it without you guys!"
"We were a first time home buyer in Northwestern suburbs of Chicago and worked with Karen Feldman. She is an absolute delight to work with. She took the time to understand what we were looking for and did thorough preliminary work to shortlist select a few options for us to visit and helped us along the closing process. I would highly endorse her"
"Karen was incredible! She was attentive, knowledgeable, and patient. I had a unique situation and she was very discreet. I will definitely be coming back to Karen in the future!"
"Karen works very hard and doesn't cut corners. She is always available and has a good sense of the market and what to expect. She is easy to communicate with and a pleasure to work with."
"Karen is the realtor you want to work with! She is bright, professional, and honest. She spent countless hours with us. We had a lot of expectations and requirements and she worked tirelessly to meet them. Karen was in constant communication with us for the 4- month process. She took time to get to know us, what we wanted, and what we were looking for. She is detail oriented and kept us focused. When we were discouraged she was calm and encouraging. She has a great sense of humor which is key in this process. Best of all, she is down to Earth, clear and caring. We are in the home we are meant to be in and she represented us beautifully all the way through closing."
"Karen has been incredible to work with. Her patience and dedication have been a blessing to the process."
"I was totally satisfied with Karen's efforts to sell the property. She was tireless and kept me informed every step of the way"
“Karen is great. Very professional, courteous, patient and understanding of client’s needs. Highly recommended.”
“Karen did a great job and we very pleased”
"Karen was a huge help to us both in getting our home ready for sale and marketing it to sell quickly. She found a condominium for us that met our requirements and has always been professional and accessible."