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Karen Feldman

Premier Agent

13 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker (25 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

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About Me

Karen believes education is the key to everything in life. A fully educated seller and buyer can ensure a successful transaction without anyone feeling misled. A buyer or a seller needs to be out in the "fluid" marketplace that is constantly changing and be aware of variables that may become obstacles. The behind the scenes work Karen does, makes a difference in the ease of the transaction. Properties need to be accurately represented and answers to questions need to be absolute. An overwhelming process can become easy, quick, and pleasurable with knowledge.

Areas of Expertise

Karen has come across just about everything in her 23 years as a residential realtor.  Her expertise is in Chicago's North Shore communities.  She has sold vacant land, commercial properties, condos, townhomes, multi-unit buildings, and single family homes.  Her passion is creative marketing.

Community Involvement

    Elected Village Trustee of Lincolnshire, Illinois (2009 & 2013)
    Served on board and active in government relations for JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    Active volunteer in Lincolnshire school districts
    Village Liaison to Park Board (2010 & 2013)
    Participant in Village Club
    Served as Village Liaison to Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce (2010)
    Active fundraiser for Orphans of the Storm

Personal Background

Karen started her career in Real Estate in 1990.  She grew up in Chicago proper and spent the last 35 years on the North Shore.  She speaks both German and Spanish in addition to English, which has served her well in the years of summering in Europe.  She attended Loyola and DePaul University and did research at the University of Chicago Psychology department.  Her dedication to her studies in Research and Psychology (4 published journal studies) has awarded her with many honors from the university and the knowledge gained lends 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 has also worked on the trading floor of Chicago's Board of Trade and CBOE.  This experience helps her in the act of price discovery as well as the knowledge of how markets work.  The detail needed to be successful there, while handling large sums money, speaks to her character, responsibility, and personality.

Currently, Karen serves as a public servant in Lincolnshire as Village Trustee, a four year term (2009) and (2013).  This experience 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.  Honesty and Fairness are her motto.  She represents her clients as she represents the residents she was elected by.

Karen lives in Lincolnshire with her husband, 3 kids, and Brogan ( 4 yr old Irish Wolfhound).  She is a self-professed Artist, Gardener, & writer and prides herself on being creative.  Her children have taught her the need for patience and attention.  Listening and time are gifts she gives freely to ensure successful transactions as well as future referrals.

Ask for a list of prior clients to contact for comments on her outstanding service. Clients claim the Karen "seems to know everybody!" and "her honesty is a breath of fresh air."...... "Her guidance through an emotional and financial process is priceless.  Her marketing is creative and her strategized negotiations are unique.".....  "Karen is often seen shoveling walkways to her open houses in the last 23 years!"

Languages

English, German, Spanish

 

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About Karen Feldman: About Me<br/><br/>Karen believes education is the key to everything in life. A fully educated seller and buyer can ensure a successful transaction without anyone feeling misled. A buyer or a seller needs to be out in the "fluid" marketplace that is constantly changing and be aware of variables that may become obstacles. The behind the scenes work Karen does, makes a difference in the ease of the transaction. Properties need to be accurately represented and answers to questions need to be absolute. An overwhelming process can become easy, quick, and pleasurable with knowledge.<br/><br/>Areas of Expertise<br/><br/>Karen has come across just about everything in her 23 years as a residential realtor.&nbsp; Her expertise is in Chicago's North Shore communities.&nbsp; She has sold vacant land, commercial properties, condos, townhomes, multi-unit buildings, and single family homes.&nbsp; Her passion is creative marketing.<br/><br/>Community Involvement<br/><br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Elected Village Trustee of Lincolnshire, Illinois (2009 &amp; 2013)<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Served on board and active in government relations for JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Active volunteer in Lincolnshire school districts<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Village Liaison to Park Board (2010 &amp; 2013)<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Participant in Village Club<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Served as Village Liaison to Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce (2010)<br/>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Active fundraiser for Orphans of the Storm<br/><br/>Personal Background<br/><br/>Karen started her career in Real Estate in 1990.&nbsp; She grew up in Chicago proper and spent the last 35 years on the North Shore.&nbsp; She speaks both German and Spanish in addition to English, which has served her well in the years of summering in Europe.&nbsp; She attended Loyola and DePaul University and did research at the University of Chicago Psychology department.&nbsp; Her dedication to her studies in Research and Psychology (4 published journal studies) has awarded her with many honors from the university and the knowledge gained lends itself to her career, marketing, and data analysis.&nbsp; Researching the properties and market conditions she is involved in is her key to performing the best transaction.<br/><br/>Karen has also worked on the trading floor of Chicago's Board of Trade and CBOE.&nbsp; This experience helps her in the act of price discovery as well as the knowledge of how markets work.&nbsp; The detail needed to be successful there, while handling large sums money, speaks to her character, responsibility, and personality.<br/><br/>Currently, Karen serves as a public servant in Lincolnshire as Village Trustee, a four year term (2009) and (2013).&nbsp; This experience has given her insight on how local governments work and any upcoming plans involving multiple communities as well as negotiation strategies.&nbsp; She does not take the honor of holding people's trust in her lightly.&nbsp; Honesty and Fairness are her motto.&nbsp; She represents her clients as she represents the residents she was elected by.<br/><br/>Karen lives in Lincolnshire with her husband, 3 kids, and Brogan ( 4 yr old Irish Wolfhound).&nbsp; She is a self-professed Artist, Gardener, &amp; writer and prides herself on being creative.&nbsp; Her children have taught her the need for patience and attention.&nbsp; Listening and time are gifts she gives freely to ensure successful transactions as well as future referrals.<br/><br/>Ask for a list of prior clients to contact for comments on her outstanding service. Clients claim the Karen "seems to know everybody!" and "her honesty is a breath of fresh air."...... "Her guidance through an emotional and financial process is priceless.&nbsp; Her marketing is creative and her strategized negotiations are unique.".....&nbsp; "Karen is often seen shoveling walkways to her open houses in the last 23 years!"<br/><br/>Languages<br/><br/>English, German, Spanish <p>&nbsp; </p>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(9)

Past Sales  

(45 all-time)
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Price
Buyer
12/30/2014
$249,000

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12/30/2014 - Buyer - $249,000

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Buyer
10/30/2014
$826,894

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10/30/2014 - Buyer - $826,894

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Buyer
10/17/2014
$512,000

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10/17/2014 - Buyer - $512,000

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Buyer
10/09/2014
$490,000

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10/09/2014 - Buyer - $490,000

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Seller
09/25/2014
$553,000

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09/25/2014 - Seller - $553,000

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Ratings & Reviews

We worked with Karen from October 2013 until June 2014, when we found our dream home in Northbrook. She got us into the home as soon as it became available. We made an offer same day.<br/><br/>Karen is persistent and works hard for her clients. She is head and shoulders above the typical agent in terms of ethics and intelligence.<br/><br/>Karen also listed our home in Palatine for sale/rent and we just rented it out for a good price. Will use her again after the lease expires to relist.

  

10/20/2014 - jcgoblue
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.3M in Northbrook, IL.

We worked with Karen from October 2013 until June 2014, when we found our dream home in Northbrook. She got us into the home as soon as it became available. We made an offer same day.

Karen is persistent and works hard for her clients. She is head and shoulders above the typical agent in terms of ethics and intelligence.

Karen also listed our home in Palatine for sale/rent and we just rented it out for a good price. Will use her again after the lease expires to relist.
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01/21/2014 - emstarmed
Found a tenant for a Condo home in Buffalo Grove, IL.

Karen helped me rent my home, and closed the deal in 48 hours. Her professional integrity, knowledge of the area, and ability to read people made this a success story for me when two others agents had failed! She follows through on every detail, and all parties come away satisfied. I will use Karen again when I sell or rent, and I can highly recommend her  More Less 

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01/17/2014 - user3429520
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.475M in Lincolnshire, IL.

Karen did a great job helping us find a new home as part of a relocation. We valued her opinion, and she really honed in on what we wanted in a home. She identified aspects of certain houses that were appealing (or not) that we wouldn't necessarily have identified. In addition, we have three children who traveled with us on one of the trips and she included them in the process, telling them about the schools, extra-curricular activities, and the town. This went a long way in helping the kids get comfortable with the. In addition, even after we put a contract on a house to build, Karen was very involved through the build process, sending us pictures, etc... In addition to the great job she did, she is also just fantastic to work with. Overall, we were extremely pleased with Karen, and would highly recommend her.  More Less 

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