About McCabe & Schmidt

Jennifer Schmidt is proud to be part of the McCabe & Schmidt team. Here is a brief overview of our team.


With over 25 years of combined experience and education, Karen McCabe and Jennifer Schmidt believe their synergy is the key to smooth, successful, high-value transactions. They have launched their partnership with the common goal to be the team you can depend for all your real estate needs. Karen McCabe and Jennifer Schmidt are top-producing agents with Coldwell Banker Realty which offers the most innovative tools and resources to help clients buy or sell a home. Whether you are buying or selling, McCabe & Schmidt are the only names you need to know!

Areas Served include Arlington Heights, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Glenview, Inverness, Barrington, Long Grove, Kildeer, Elk Grove Village, Wheeling, Prospect Heights, Hawthorn Woods and other north and northwest suburbs of Chicago.


Karen McCabe

Karen McCabe uses statistical Market Knowledge experience as a Realtor and emotional understanding to assist clients purchasing and selling homes in our dynamic housing climate.

Karen's background in statistics, specializing in Value and Trend Analysis in the home building industry, make her uniquely qualified to help her clients achieve maximum value in their real estate transactions.

Market knowledge alone is not enough...buying or selling a home can be an extremely emotional experience encompassing an array of feelings on both sides of the negotiating table. Karen is devoted to guiding her clients throughout the entire real estate transaction.

Having grown up on Chicago's North Shore, Karen McCabe has lived most of her life in the Chicago suburbs. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications. In her spare time Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, kids and fur baby.

Areas of Expertise

  • Buyer and Seller Representation
  • Market Analysis 
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist
  • Licensed Managing Broker
  • Licensed Real Estate Educator

Jennifer Schmidt

Jennifer is completely committed to helping her clients achieve their real estate visions and get busy with enjoying their life. Jennifer has many years’ experience working with clients to determine their needs and delivering on expectations. Jennifer is there for her clients before, during, and after the closing. Her philosophy is making a customer for life!

Jennifer hails from the state of Iowa where she received a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Iowa State University. She moved to Chicago and sought out a career in consulting. She has worked for Price Waterhouse, Kraft, United Airlines, and Hewitt as well as other Fortune 500 companies. She has always had a passion for working with people and exceeding their expectations. Jennifer started a successful technology business where customer satisfaction was a top priority. She has since decided to redirect her focus and pursue her passion in real estate. Jennifer is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of her clients and bringing their vision to life.

Areas of Expertise

  • Buyer and Seller Representation
  • Free Homebuying Seminar
  • Free Market Analysis for Sellers Estate
  • Luxury Property Specialist
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist

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