What Our Clients are Saying

We used Karen as our realtor to sell our new-build townhome in the Glen of Glenview in Summer 2015. When Karen previously worked for Pulte Homes, she was the seller’s agent, and due to her expertise and quality communication on that end, we sought her out as our agent to sell our townhome when we decided to move across the country from Chicago.

Karen stuck through with us through many, many showings – two price adjustments – and helped us be able to get out of our townhome with a slight gain despite our short time living there. She also stayed in close contact during a closing with a couple of hiccups from the buyer, and we found her to be much more resourceful and responsive even than our real estate attorney. She followed through right through the end and even sent us a nice parting gift once we’d moved to California.

I would fully recommend Karen to anyone looking in the Chicago and North Shore area, especially young couples and families looking to move into new properties in and near the city.

-Angie and Ben D.

Karen did an excellent job representing us in connection with our recent home sale. She was always very attentive to us and very responsive to our questions and concerns.

-Matt and Joan L. - Glenview

I enjoyed working with Karen to purchase my condo in South Loop. She knew the area and was knowledgeable of the process. She took care of all the issues and concerns I had. She followed up after closing to make sure all the issues have been resolved.

-Edgar N - purchased condo in South Loop

I came to the US 4 years ago from Germany. It had always been my biggest dream to live in Chicago and my company offered me a position in the Chicago market!
So I sold everything and moved here with 2 suitcases in February of 2011.
I bought my first condo in February of 2014 and was the proudest first home owner in the world.
Then I came across a book about investing in real estate. ..I had never in my life even thought about this option, but it felt like a great opportunity to invest in my future.
This is how I met Karen Schwartz. She had long years of experience as a realtor and had just started her own business.
From the first conversation on I felt that she knew the business extremely well. I had told her that I just wanted to start looking what is out there and could not make a promise that I would actually go ahead and buy an investment property. I really liked that she never felt like a sales person, but was genuinely interested to cater to what I was looking for. I’m so impressed and happy with the way she works: all questions are answered immediately, she is extremely on top of every bit of information I asked for from the seller. At some point I joked that I got replies to my emails before I had lifted my finger from the “send” button.
She showed me a couple of places and we found a great unit really fast.
Even after my offer was accepted by the seller, Karen’s support or pace of work didn’t slow down. Parking space? Home warranty? Attorney? Home inspector? I didn’t do a thing! All was taken care of in what felt like minutes. And the best communication during the process, which is very important to me as a German haha.
Now Karen is working on getting my place rented out and I am convinced she is going to find the best tenant.
I can not stretch enough, how much I appreciate Karen’s professional, fast, exact and personable way of working. I have recommended her to everyone looking to buy, sell or rent, that I have run into. Even my boss!
If you are looking for a phenomenal realtor… go for Chicago New Properties!

-Christine Finke

Choosing a realtor was initially challenging for us as we had several fabulous options. We ultimately chose Karen because she was incredibly supportive, sensitive to our needs, and trustworthy. It is hard to work with friends/brokers and discuss dollars and cents. Karen was certainly sensitive to this fact, and was incredibly discreet and professional the whole way through.

Karen’s knowledge of the market, trends, and new construction was also key for us. Each and every vendor she recommended from mortgage broker to inspector, were top notch. We truly appreciated her honesty, patience, and professionalism as we made our way through the sale of our first condo, and the purchase of a much larger home.

Another HUGE strength of Karen’s is her incredibly timely and concise response to email. During the process she did not let any time pass between a request, and an action to get it answered. The sales process can be stressful and confusing. Karen was always patient and respectful of our questions and concerns. She made us feel comfortable, content, and informed throughout the whole process.

Both my husband and I HIGHLY recommend Karen and Chicago New Properties!!

-Susan and David Mandell

Laura McGreal assisted my husband and I in purchasing our new home as the sales agent for our builder. Throughout the process Laura was a model of professionalism. She was not only an invaluable source of information but she was able to balance her position as a builder’s representative with sound advice and hand-holding to us throughout a sometimes difficult negotiation and building process. I often turned to her for advice on finishing choices while she validated my own unusual ones which improved our finished home tremendously.

She made us feel that our happiness with our new home was always her priority which was comforting when builders often lose sight of this after the documents are signed.

Laura is a credit to her profession and I would not hesitate to recommend her services.

-Patti and Jim Fox

Karen did an amazing job as our realtor! She made the entire process from start to finish extremely smooth, easy, and exciting. Karen was always on point with her communication. If we had any questions throughout any step of purchasing our condo, Karen got us the information we needed right away. Her business savvy and her ease in working with others was apparent from the beginning. While we certainly weren’t her only clients, she made us feel as if our purchase was her top priority. Thank you for helping us purchase our first place!

-Barbara S.

Karen Schwartz handled every element of my sale like a seasoned pro. I was a bit unsure about selling my condo so early in the “season,” but Karen’s savvy marketing prowess and skill during showings helped secure a contract in just over a week! I highly recommend her and her team at Chicago New Properties!

-Adam Burling

Laura & Karen are extremely knowledgeable in their field. They can answer any questions you may have whether it is pertaining to buying a home, local area, etc. They are very quick to respond when you contact them which was a huge benefit for me as a first time buyer. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a home & will certainly use them in the future.

-Abbie Armbruster

We used Karen as our realtor to sell our new-build townhome in the Glen of Glenview in Summer 2015. When Karen previously worked for Pulte Homes, she was the seller’s agent, and due to her expertise and quality communication on that end, we sought her out as our agent to sell our townhome when we decided to move across the country from Chicago.

Karen stuck through with us through many, many showings – two price adjustments – and helped us be able to get out of our townhome with a slight gain despite our short time living there. She also stayed in close contact during a closing with a couple of hiccups from the buyer, and we found her to be much more resourceful and responsive even than our real estate attorney. She followed through right through the end and even sent us a nice parting gift once we’d moved to California.

I would fully recommend Karen to anyone looking in the Chicago and North Shore area, especially young couples and families looking to move into new properties in and near the city.

-Ben and Angie Denker