Real Estate Agent
Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Chicago, IL
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On medical leave - Temporarily not active in business or blogging. Looking forward to returning later in 2017.
Get to know Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff
Becoming an Illinois licensed realtor in the spring of 2007 Karen Winters has weathered many changes in the industry. Karen brings that breadth of knowledge and experience to her clients today.
She began her career at an Independent Brokerage in Chicago's south suburbs that specialized in bank-owned properties (foreclosures) at a time, pre-recession, when the foreclosure business was just becoming the talk of the real estate business. In early 2008, Karen affiliated with a Chicago based brokerage; her experience with REOs in the south suburbs proved invaluable when the market downturn expanded into the city of Chicago.
Learning the business the old-fashioned way—from the ground up—Karen has been a part of several successful teams. Most recently, she was a part of a very successful and high volume team at one of Chicago's largest brokerages. Under the mentorship of the team leader, Karen participated in a variety of transactions from developer rehabs to moderate single family homes to million dollar luxury condos; from Rogers Park to Michigan Avenue to South Shore. Client feedback consistently noted Karen’s preparedness, professionalism, real estate knowledge, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness.
Karen’s pre-real estate experience gives her a solid base: she received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Karen worked in various marketing and communications positions in Los Angeles and Chicago honing her marketing and technology skills.
Karen enjoys movies, live theater, concerts, sampling the fare at new restaurants and enjoying Chicago's many street festivals. Always active in her community, Karen has been a member of the Greater South Loop Association and board member of the South Loop Neighbors. Enjoying Chicago’s rich architecture, Karen served as a docent at The Glessner House and Clarke House Museums.
A music lover, Karen sings and travels with the gospel group, Choral Thunder, since the mid-90's. The group looks forward to releasing their 3rd CD. Originally a Hyde Parker, Karen has lived in Chatham and the South Loop.
Karen is ready to put her experience, enthusiasm and real estate knowledge to work for you.
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Testimonials for Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff
The service I received from Karen Winters for our short sale was a Five Star Experience!
My research on short sales painted a bleak picture of the process and the many delays that could happen. Karen recommended a wonderful Attorney before we even listed our home. She gave us every step that needed to be taken all the while assuring us the process would work for us if we were patient. What makes Karen a valuable Broker is her ability to proactively anticipate problems and come up with a resolution. The process of getting our home ready for the photographer, to getting the right listing price and getting us to closing was a time consuming process that she did with a smile. Our short sale was successful because of her expertise, professionalism and proactive nature. Not one call or email was unanswered and every time it was answered the same day or in a few minutes or hours. This type of detailed service to a client along with juggling other closings and client business meant the world to me. My wife and I also had to deal with the emotional part of preparing to leave our place and take a financial hit and Karen helped us with that as well.
Ms. Winters had to deal with much red tape in getting pertinent documents needed for our closing but every step of the way she found a way to get them.
If and when we are ready, she will be our realtor for our next home. We are grateful that she helped us in a very critical part of our life.
R. Sanchez and M. Altamira10/19/2015
Karen was amazing! She was available for us 24/7, she always answered our calls, gave us information when we requested it about everything and anything. She made follow up calls for us when ever necessary. She replied to our text messages almost instantly, she stayed up late to be available for us. She worked super hard for us and with us. I am beyond impressed with her work ethic, she made this whole process so much easier for us. We are so happy with her services!
B. and J. Johnson08/07/2015
Very professional, courteous and knowledgeable about short sales and moving arrangements. She's amazing!
Thanks so much for your assistance, hand-holding, anxiety calming, tear reducing - optimism through this process.
Karen, Thank you so much. I couldn't have done this without you!
Thank you for finding me the perfect apartment!
I would like to commend an agent with whom I worked. Her name is Karen Winters and she is a gem. She was so helpful, patient and understanding. Her task was complicated because she had to work around scheduling for both my sister and me which entailed many delays and restrictions. I would recommend Karen to anyone because of her knowledge and personality.