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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 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago, Karen was 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. Karen has been an annual Top Producer throughout her 20+ year career, is consistently a top producer in the Chicago Association of Realtors, and has been a Hall of Fame member at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Chicago for the past 7 years. Among being honored by a variety of awards and in publications detailing her distinctive success, in 2018-2020 she has been honored by Crain's Custom Media as "Most Influential Residential Real Estate Broker" and featured "The Who's Who in Chicago Real Estate" by Chicago Agent Magazine. She has remained active in the community and served seven 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.