Karen Breen Elia, Recognized by BestAgents.us as a 2024 Top Agent

Weaving her deep affection and intricate knowledge of Chicago into a tapestry of customer service, Karen secures clients for life. 

Karen is a Real Estate Broker Associate at Chicago City Homes with RE/MAX 10 Lincoln Park. She specializes in single-family homes, condominiums, and multi-family housing and is an expert in Lakeview, River North, West Loop, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park, West Town, Avondale, Streeterville, Gold Coast, Old Town, Printers Row, Lakeshore East, South Loop, Lincoln Square, Buena Park, Sheridan Park, Galewood, and Ravenswood area neighborhoods.

“Chicago is a city of neighborhoods and the diversity of the demographics is at the core of my enjoyment in my profession. Not only is there diversity in the property types that I list and sell(multi-units, condominiums, single family homes), but my clientele is likewise diverse, and I find this most captivating. I truly care about each of my clients and hope to make a positive difference in their lives.”

Originally from the east coast, Karen has lived in Chicago since 1977 and now considers herself to be a native. She entered the real estate business in 1988 when she became licensed as an Illinois realtor. Since then, she has expanded her title from agent to broker, striving to help every client profit personally and financially from her representation.

Her commitment to ongoing education and professional development is evident through her attainment of various designations, including Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), At Home with Diversity (AHWD), and Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE).

Demonstrating her commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards within her profession, Karen serves as Chairperson of the Professional Standards Ethics hearings for the Chicago Association of Realtors.

With her exceptional work ethic and devotion to her craft, Karen has garnered recognition through numerous accolades. She is the recipient of the esteemed Chicago Association of Realtors Golden Eagle, Silver Eagle, and Bronze Eagle awards. Additionally, she has been inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and has been honored with both Lifetime Achievement and Platinum Club Awards from RE/MAX. 

Karen’s commitment to excellence is further underscored by her distinction as a top-producing agent in the Midwest region by HomeGain and as a Five Star Real Estate Agent, along with receiving the Seven Star Certificate of Excellence in Real Estate. She credits her success to maintaining consistency in connecting with past clients and demonstrating a genuine interest in their stories, as well as understanding their short and long-term goals. 

Outside of real estate, Karen enjoys reading, swimming, cooking, and traveling. 

Learn More about Karen Breen Elia:

Through her Best Agent’s profile, https://bestagents.us/profile?agent=2121308 or through RE/MAX, https://www.remax.com/real-estate-agents/karen-breen-elia-chicago-il/100001582

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