Karen McKeon's Profile
980 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Karen made a career change to Real Estate following seventeen years working in Industrial Engineering/Logistics. She brings strong negotiating skills to the table acquired from many years of spearheading large capital equipment purchases. Her technical background is complemented by her strong personal skills and acute listening ability.
As a Prudential Rubloff agent, she has a commitment to her clients to provide them with exceptional service. Karen accomplishes this through her honesty, integrity, dedication, attention to detail, responsiveness, and positive approach. She will keep you informed of current local trends using the latest market data concerning your community. With this information and her expertise, you will be able to make intelligent buying or selling decisions on one of the most important financial transactions of your lifetime.
Karen has lived in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago for more than eighteen years and presently resides there with her husband, daughter, and son. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University.
Karen’s passion for Real Estate is in her blood. Her father was a life-long Realtor in Omaha, NE and a past president of the Omaha Board of Realtors.Outside of Real Estate, her interests include tennis, downhill skiing, bicycling, piano, traveling and reading. Karen is also on the sports committee of the PTA for her kids' school and stays active in the community through her kids' participation in Welles Park Baseball, Trinity Irish Dancers, and AYSO soccer.
Following are testimonials of Karen's Work:
Karen McKeon knows the market extremely well and knows her clients even better. I had dreams of a sound investment in an income property. She learned my dreams and helped me to define them as goals in terms of real estate. Karen really made sure I understood what types of property were within my reach. She helped me make the best possible investment in a six-unit apartment building. The building is working out well and two months after she helped me complete the purchase I still say to myself every day: "That's the best thing I've ever done." I am much better off financially because of Karen's expert real estate advice. J.Y., Chicago, 2011
Karen did a terrific job selling our Chicago townhouse in a tough market. She gave us good advice concerning pricing and market conditions and as a result, our house sold in far less time than we had anticipated. Karen is well informed, ethical, helpful in finding solutions to problems like where to dispose of paint and tireless in her efforts to attract buyers and promote our home. She is detail-oriented and was good at keeping us on task with paperwork and deadlines. She is responsive and was easy to reach by phone or e-mail when we had questions. We highly recommend Karen as an agent to anyone looking to buy, sell or rent their home. C.H. and E.H., Chicago, 2011
"I would like to tell you about my experience with Karen McKeon. I met Karen at a Christmas social a few years ago and one day as our paths crossed she mentioned that she was going into real estate. We had met about a year prior where we found that we had some things in common like children, triathlon, etc... Fast forward a few years and my husband and I had decided to sell our Avondale single family home and began the search for a real estate agent. Having had a bad experience with our prior agent we had to start all over. I interviewed 5-6 different agents but none of them seemed a good fit for my needs. I wanted someone who had walked in my shoes, in other words understood my vision and concerns as a stay at home mom, someone patient enough to take me to as many homes to help better assess if selling at that time would be financially wise or not. I also wanted someone who was proficient and resourceful in the area of real estate. My husband and I decided on Karen as she seemed so willing to be of help and seemed to be a good listener. What we would find in Karen was far greater than we had expected. Karen exceeded our expectations in that she was patient, respectful, professional, resourceful, punctual, encouraging, understanding, great listener and at times had to be comforting. We must have seen over 60 homes in the Lakeview and Lincoln Park area in a very short period of time and not once did she complain. Karen was always ready with comps and always sent them ahead of time so I could be better prepared when we went to see the homes. At the beginning of our journey I told her specifically what I did want and did not want. I shared with her my hopes and dreams and she consistently honored them. It was obvious to my husband and I that Karen's background in engineering and heart to find the right home for us was a blessing. We found a home that needed much work and she helped find professionals to give us their assessment as to it's condition. Karen also helped us sell our home and again was extremely helpful in the process. We were determined to list the home as soon as it was ready for showing which took much longer than anticipated. Unfortunately for us by the time we were ready to list, it was now mid July. Karen listed the home and in 70 days we had a serious verbal offer, 10 days later we would have a signed offer. Again, Karen's negotiating skills and wisdom would prevail in assuring the closing of the sale. Karen also recommended Lenka Duffy with Wells Fargo. While we already had a mortgage company who we had worked with for over 7 years we went ahead and talked to Lenka upon Karen's suggestion. We were able to lock in a miraculously low interest rate of 3.8% for a 30 year loan. The other company offered 4.0. Again, thanks Karen! We have been in our new home now for about ten months and absolutely love the neighborhood and home. We're very grateful for Karen as we learned a great deal of what to look for in a home, it's not always just about the house. If we should ever need an agent we will only call on Karen. I refer her to friends as much as I can because I just know that they will love her as much as we did." A.M. and P.M., Chicago, 2010
"I received a referral for Karen and I called her after I had months of no luck working with other agencies and trying to rent my condo on my own. Since this was my first time renting, she explained the process to me and went out of her way several times (in bad weather) to take pictures of my condo or to go over paperwork. She always kept me updated on showings, and after many people came through my condo, she found a great tenant that I have now. Karen is hard working, personable and I would recommend her to anyone considering renting or selling." K.F. Chicago, 2011
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