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Karen Ranquist started her real estate career in 1997. Prior to that, she worked for five years as a licensed social worker in Chicago Public Schools. She became a full service agent in 1999 and was instantly recognized as a Rookie of the Year at her initial company. Since then, she has worked her way to the top of the ranks in Chicago's competitive real estate market. In addition to being a broker with BHHS Chicago, Karen is the primary real estate broker for a highly regarded builder of custom properties in the city. This extensive insight gives her an unparalleled background in home construction, materials, and design, in addition to her thorough knowledge of the Chicago housing market.

Karen’s expertise lies in working with contemporary single-family homes, condominiums, row homes, and new construction projects throughout the city, with a focus in Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square, Ukrainian Village, Lincoln Park, and Lakeview neighborhoods. Decades of experience have taught her the value of superior brokerage and impeccable customer service. Among being honored by a variety of awards and in publications detailing her distinctive success, Karen has been an annual Top Producer throughout her almost 20 year career, and is currently in the top 1% of producers in the Chicago Association of Realtors. She has remained active in the community, including serving the past five years on the Chicago Association of Realtors Grievance Committee, and as former Vice President of the Women's Council of Realtors.

“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."


- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.