Karen Cundiff

LICENSE: 475.132451

(847) 903-8545
(847) 495-5000 (Office)


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Having 14+ years of real estate experience has allowed me to learn and adapt to a variety of market conditions, a necessary requirement when working with a Broker today. A wide range of issues can affect the outcome of a successful closing. I am extremely pro-active, which minimizes issues from occurring. Knowing that you have a skilled pro at the ready to address the unpredictable makes a world of difference. 

My expertise allows you to feel COMFORTABLE and SAFE throughout your entire buying or selling experience. CUSTOMER SERVICE is my #1 PRIORITY.

Working with buyers and sellers, and other agents comes easily and naturally for me. It must be because I love what I do. Using strong negotiating skills, I make sure you get the BEST PRICE and terms when selling, or JUST THE RIGHT HOME for the BEST DEAL when buying.

I maintain these certifications to best serve your needs:

  • CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert)
  • ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative)
  • SFR (Shore Sale & Foreclosure Resource)
  • Five Star Professional Award 2012,2013, 2014, 2015

A large part of my business is referral based and word-of-mouth, a testimony to the way I treat people… the way I want to be treated. I don't just "hear" my clients, I "listen". My attention to detail and honesty are core premises I bring to the table. I work endless hours to ensure that any deal is sealed in a satisfactory way for my client. Many clients have congratulated me for putting in so much effort on their behalf.

Personally, I travelled all over the world in my previous career as a flight attendant, have family I adore, and enjoy watching sports.

Serving Palatine, Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Inverness, Barrington, Dundee, Algonquin and beyond in the Chicago area, my goal is not a satisfied client, my goal is an EXCEPTIONALLY satisfied client.  

Please think of me as your trusted advisor for your next home sale or purchase, I live up to my credo, “Karen Cares”!

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Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)

Short Sales & Foreclosure Rep. (SFR)

Five Star Professional Award
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


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Bought a home in 2015 in IL.

Karen was our listing agent and also helped up find our new home. Overall, Karen did a great job! Our house sold fast! Which was awesome, but finding a home was a long process. (We just couldn't find ...

Bought a single family home in 2015 for approximately $150K in Elgin, IL 60123.

Karen Has the patience of a saint. She understood what I was looking for better than I did at the start. She new what I was looking for and kept an eye out for me. She helped me find my home and I will ...

Sold a home in 2015 in CT.

Karen was a great realtor with whom to work. She is very knowledgeable and knows the market very well. I believe she was able to get the best possible price.