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Jeff Karnes

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  • 60051

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Premier Agent

30 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (5 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Waterfront & Water Related Homes

Ratings & Reviews

I enjoyed working with Jeff Karnes. He showed me many houses and condos before I found one I liked. His style is relaxed and never did I feel pressured to buy anything. He offered a lot of knowledge on real estate and the local area. He helped in making the process of buying a home go smoothly. I am glad I called him as I was looking for waterfront property and that is his specialty. I would recommend him to anyone looking for property in the area.

  

04/25/2015 - skyhwk34
Bought a home in 2015 in Kings Island, Fox Lake, IL 60020.

I enjoyed working with Jeff Karnes. He showed me many houses and condos before I found one I liked. His style is relaxed and never did I feel pressured to buy anything. He offered a lot of knowledge on real estate and the local area. He helped in making the process of buying a home go smoothly. I am glad I called him as I was looking for waterfront property and that is his specialty. I would recommend him to anyone looking for property in the area.

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04/23/2015 - westone47
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $75K in Johnsburg, IL.
Primary point of contact: 2015

Jeff Karnes is an excellent agent. Most importantly, he know when to be involved and when not to. He helped us negotiate a tricky deal on my mother’s summer cottage. He also has a good intuitive sense of a buyer’s true interest in a property. I recommend him highly.

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04/21/2015 - user20440747
Sold a Condo home in 2014 in Fox Lake, IL.

Jeff has an in depth knowledge of the entire Chain O Lakes IL area, his personal expertise is just one of the reasons we partnered with Jeff for our Listing. Absolutely would recommend Jeff to any buyer or seller looking in the area. Jeff's experience & professionalism is a real asset.

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09/20/2014 - inevitability14
Bought a home in 2014 in Lake Catherine, Antioch, IL 60002.

I would recommend Jeff to anyone purchasing a home in the waterfront area he serves. Jeff is very responsive and knowledgeable of the area, both of which were important for my realtor to have.

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07/07/2014 - webz7
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Mchenry, IL.

Jeff is very knowledgeable and professional and we would highly recommend him to our friends. He was always prompt in his getting back to us with answers to our questions and worked with us for over a year to help us find the perfect home. Jeff was always willing to continue to show us more properties until we found the property that met our needs.Jeff helped us negotiate with the sellers and always maintained a very professional manner. We just closed on our new home about 10 days ago and if anyone would ask myself or my husband if we recommend Jeff for their real estate needs, we would both highly recommend Jeff!

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05/14/2014 - pfbyers01
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Fox Lake, IL.

Jeff was a pleasure to work with. Even though we weren't sure exactly what we wanted, he seemed to find it. He was patient and accommodating of our schedule, which we really appreciated. He answered all questions and guided us through the purchase right up to the end, keeping everything running smoothly. I highly recommend Jeff.

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05/14/2014 - oreillyhugh
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Spring Grove, IL.

Jeff made the process of buying a new home easy and pleasurable. He has a great personality and is very knowledgeable about the local market. We found Jeff to be very accomodating and he worked hard to meet our scheduling needs. I won't hesitate to use Jeff in the future or to recommend him to friends.

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04/05/2014 - user743548
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Antioch, IL.

Jeff created excellent pictures for the internet sites. Responded to all questions and inquires quickly even when he was traveling. His negotiations went excellent, then continued between lawyers. Even at closing he was knowledgeable and answered our questions. We really believe his presentation/pictures along with his knowledge of the Chain of Lakes area had a lot to do with the high traffic volume and quick sale. The time from his placing our home on the market until the actually date of closing was only 9 weeks. If you are looking for a highly qualified and knowledgeable person to help you sell or find your next home Jeff is your realtor.

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03/18/2014 - JakeRyan5
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Fox Lake, IL.

Jeff was great. He was very accommodating and new the local area very well, in part because he lives there. He was happy to show us various properties, but never gave a hard sell on any of them. He helped us negotiate a fair price for the property we ended up purchasing and provided us great insights about the area where we bought. He also attended the property inspection, and followed up with the buyers when issues needed to be addressed. Because we lived out of town, he also met contractors to let them into the house to ensure they did the work the buyers were required to do to sell the house. We would highly recommend Jeff to anyone looking to purchase a property in or around the Chain of Lakes area.

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01/17/2014 - tjw16409
Sold a home in 2014.

Jeff and Waterfront understood both the unique attributes and the most optimal marketing needed to sell a waterfront property. Highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a waterfront property.

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