In 2003, I found my niche in the Chicago real estate market. Since that time, I’ve helped first-time home buyers, investors, international buyers, trusts and estates. I’ve closed FHA deals, 203k rehabs, 1031 exchanges, short sales, foreclosures, second homes, and relocations. That’s just an overly descriptive way of saying I’ve done it all. WHY THE CARLSON CONNECTION People will work with an agent they trust and who makes them feel comfortable. It’s this connection that allows my clients to relax and feel comfortable and secure in their decisions. It’s my job to make this sometimes stressful time go as smoothly as possible. Many of my new clients are referred to me by people I’ve had the opportunity to work with in the past.