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Karen Peterson

Broker Associate

Gold Coast
The Right Connection


For Karen, the key to the science of real estate is the art of listening…of hearing what someone really means underneath what they say.

Karen understands that your home is like nothing else you own. It is where you raised your children…where you celebrated anniversaries. Perhaps it is some place brand new where you will spend many years to come.

Home means something different to everyone who is moving in or moving on. To Karen, it isn’t just having the right connections to help you get to where you want to go. It is all about connecting with you.


Offering a Unique Approach…


Karen is a highly intuitive Realtor who takes a unique connective approach to Real Estate. She has been proud to be a part of the Gold Coast Baird & Warner Residential Office for numerous years and services the following areas: Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Loop, River North, Streeterville and Lakeview.

She also continually expands her access to prime properties in the Chicago market, developing the "inside track" on what's available before it's actually "on the market."

Karen’s career in real estate started after 17 years in banking. As a Senior Vice President and Director of Consumer Lending for a major bank, Karen gained expertise in high-level negotiation. This knowledge helps her negotiate for her high-profile clients with sophistication, discretion and ease. It’s these relationships that help her serve clients with the best service possible.


Putting Clients First…


No matter which side you’re on, buying or selling, Karen Peterson is on yours; simplifying the process, and crafting a win-win solution…all with a sense of humor and a sense of fair play.

Being there for you is the bottom line…always.

Areas of Expertise


  • Luxury Home Market
  • Executive and Corporate Relocation
  • Qualified Buyers and Sellers Agent
  • Single Family, Condos, Cooperatives & Town Homes
  • New Construction
  • Land
  • Marketing & Inventory Specialist




  • Certified Previews Specialist (Luxury Home Specialist)
  • Certified Relocation Specialist (CRS)
  • Licensed Broker in Illinois and New Jersey
  • B.A. Communications - Queens College, CUNY
  • U of C - Grad courses in Management + Marketing




  • Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) Top Agent Award (Top 1% of Chicago Area Agents)
  • Luxe Home 25 Award (Represents top 25 Luxury Residential Brokers in Chicago with most sales of homes valued over $1.5M)


Community Involvement


  • Vice President, Women's Board of Directors - Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Board of Directors, The Guild of Chicago History Museum
  • Landmarks Preservation Council, Member
  • Founding Member, Chicago History Women's Club
  • Parent's Council, Latin School


Getting to Know Karen V Peterson


Please view my website http://karenpetersonchicago.com/