Karen M. Peterson
Broker | Previews Property Specialist
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
“If there are two things I love about being an Real- tor, they are that I assist clients not only finding the perfect home, but also selling their home,” says Karen Peterson, a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “I am extremely proficient in readying a home for sale. It’s a daunting task, de-cluttering and rearranging furniture and acces- sories. I am hands-on, from the vase of flowers on the kitchen counter to the soap in the guest bath, optimizing the home to show it in its best light to maximize the price and produce a sale in record time. When I am working with buyers, it’s not about pressuring clients to purchase any home. It’s an education and it’s all about the correct fit. It is one of the most stressful and expensive invest- ments of a lifetime. I take that on so the transition is a great experience for all.”
The Realtor Institute graduate has an impressive track record as a leader in the industry. She has sold over $500 million in residential and commercial property, and has become a sought- after expert in new construction, re-sale homes and condos, including multifamily in Chicago’s premier neighborhoods. Peterson consistently places in Chicago Association of Realtors top 1 percent. Additionally, Peterson was awarded Coldwell Banker’s prestigious International President’s Premier Elite sales award.
“I started this business doing new construction projects, and the education I received in my career was irreplaceable,” she says. “I have been able to use that knowledge and expertise to ensure my clients’ purchases have been sound. I care most about my clients’ long-term happiness.”
That kind of expertise makes her a valuable ally. Peterson has a wide array of loyal affiliates, and clients know that when they’re working with Peterson, they’ll be taken care of.
“I once received a call from an estate attorney naming me as the Realtor to sell my client’s property upon his death; I was named in my client’s will,” she says. “That is a testament to my integrity and work ethic. I love my career!”