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World Class Concierge-Level Service

World-class Customer Service

Karen Baker is a top-producing real estate broker dedicated to providing concierge-level service to her clients. Karen began her real estate career in 2001 and has continued to build upon her success by being a member of Coldwell Banker's prestigious International Sterling Society and a consistent top-producing listing and sales broker in her office.

Karen is acutely aware of all aspects of a real estate transaction as she has personally relocated and moved several times and relates to the emotions, anxiety, and happiness that go along with buying and selling a home.

As a skilled negotiator, organizer, and communicator, Karen is dedicated to being the absolute best in her field. Karen's large collection of testimonials and referrals from satisfied sellers and buyers speak to Karen's loyal following of repeat and referral clients.

A long-term resident of DuPage County, Karen has deep knowledge of the subtle differences among the communities which is one of her most valuable assets.

Karen is a native Chicagoan who started her real estate career in 2001 in the metropolitan New York City/New Jersey market prior to joining the Oak Brook office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage April of 2009. 

Education and Training

  • Boston University, Boston Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Licensed Broker, State of Illinois, 2012
  • Licensed Realtor, State of Illinois, 2009
  • Licensed Realtor, State of New Jersey, 2001
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Mainstreet Association of Realtors
  • Graduate, Coldwell Banker Professional Development Program

Awards And Designations

  • International Sterling Society
  • Pricing Strategy Advisor, PSA
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRES
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist, CNS
  • Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Specialist

Areas of Expertise

  • Marketing/selling listings
  • Upsizing or downsizing buyers
  • First-time home buyers
  • Single-family homes
  • Luxury Properties
  • Architectural Interest
  • Family estates
  • Townhouse/condominium living
  • Investors

Community Involvement

  • Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Member of The Morton Arboretum
  • Member of The Elmhurst Art Museum
  • Member, Oak Brook Historical Society
  • Professional Standards Committee Member, Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS

Personal Background

Karen's fine arts and design background has afforded her a keen and discerning eye for recognizing the maximum potential for both sellers and buyers. Karen's warm demeanor, effectiveness, listening to the needs of her clients, and achieving goals exemplifies her dedication to exceeding the expectations of her sellers and buyers.

Karen looks forward to being your personal real estate resource.

Communities I Serve

Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Naperville, Westmont, Lombard. DuPage and Cook Counties. Chicagoland suburbs.