Seller - Spring 2022

Selling my first home went amazingly well, thanks to the remarkable dedication and talent of my dream team: Karen McCabe, and Jennifer Schmidt.  My situation involved a unique set of challenges due to my child's condition that required more than your everyday realtor has to offer.  It called for great patience and consideration, empathy, creative problem solving, and urgency, all of which Karen and Jen delivered. 

I came to these wonderful realtors in a state of absolute distress fueled by an urgent need to sell my home. From the initial encounter with Karen, I knew I was in more than capable hands and no longer felt alone with the magnitude of the task that lay ahead. Step by step, Karen helped break down the barriers and simplified the tasks. She made the whole process much more manageable, giving hope and encouragement each step of the way. The open house hosted by Jennifer was an absolute success. Thanks to the excellent coaching and preparation tasks given to me beforehand, I was able to do my part to contribute to the open house. Jennifer stayed there well over two hours and met with over 30 families that came in. She is so personable and professional, that with her talent, 15 of the open house visitors made offers on my home!  Afterwards, Karen and Jennifer spent a great deal of time advising and supporting me in how to choose the most attractive offer that had the best chance of not falling through. I accepted the best offer, and Karen referred me to an excellent legal resource who helped me feel secure with navigating the final steps of the sale/paperwork involved. 

It all came together with an incredible team to whom I have so much gratitude, especially for their compassion and support during the discussion of my child's condition and accommodations needed in preparing the house. These two realtors bring to the real estate experience a whole new level of exceptional quality that is difficult to find elsewhere.

Connie K - Seller

Jennifer was always professional. She informed me on All customers that were interested in the property that we were trying to rent. We had an unusual situation with a renter that signed a new two year lease and then wanted out of the lease after a few months so we as the owners of the property said we would help get it rented which required Jennifer to have to discuss potential renters to both us and the old renter and Jennifer did an excellent job. She provided solutions to questionable situations. Job well done!

Jason and Stefanie Brown - Buyer/Seller

My family has been working with Karen McCabe since July, 2020. I have been putting off writing this review because I cannot figure out how to put into words just how amazing she has been to our family. Before going further in this review, I feel it’s important to call out that prior to July, 2020 we had never met Karen. She had no connection to our family or close friends - yet as you are about to see, she provided us with truly best in class service! As a professional - Karen is very well connected to other realtors and to residents in the Arlington Heights community. Nearly every time a house went up that met our criteria, she acted quickly and succeeded in securing us the first showing. She is credible and upholds the highest integrity. She is also very well informed of the market and current regulations and is careful to abide by them in every situation. As a human being - Karen is all that you could hope for in a realtor.

Chris Zlotkowski - Buyer/Seller

Karen McCabe of Coldwell Banker & I worked together for over 6 months looking for a house suitable for my needs. Always professional, patient and gracious, Karen was a tremendous help in finding and negotiating the purchase of my new home. Once that was accomplished, we listed my current house and had a signed contract in less than 2 weeks! I credit her advice, knowledge and insight for making that possible. Her help and support was truly invaluable during this process. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

Megan S. - Buyer

We met Jennifer at an open house. While that house wasn’t a fit for us, Jennifer absolutely was. Jennifer guided us though the home buying process and we found our dream home. So happy!

Julie Gurian - Buyer

Jennifer was the utmost professional. She was reliable, thorough, knowledgable, friendly, helpful and considerate. She understood my needs and preferences and found the perfect rental for me. And she negotiated a better price on my lease. I have the utmost confidence in her and would use her again whether renting or buying.

Jeanette Diroo - Buyer

In the world of real estate, you need someone who has your best interests at the forefront. Karen McCabe is that person. Knowledgeable, caring and diligent, Karen will work with you to match your best interests and value. Karen has done a great job of listening to our needs and finding our FOREVER home, we were looking for. She is TERRIFIC!! We highly recommend Karen McCabe!! We are so glad that we found Karen and hired her as our realtor, she’s the BEST!!!

Kate Schumacher - Buyer

Jennifer was the best realtor we have ever worked with. As we were relocating to the area, we were initially looking to rent a home. I had called several agents in the area and received less than helpful comments from other realtors. When I contacted Jennifer, she immediately went to work and found potential rental opportunities for us. She was positive all the time. None of them were working out and she showed a few houses that were for sale. We made the decision to purchase instead and Jennifer continued to work her magic and found us numerous houses in the area to view. We were on a short time-frame and Jennifer was with us every step of the way. She found us a house that fit our needs and helped us negotiate a successful contract. She treated us as people, not as a potential sale and was a perfect match for our style. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who wants to be treated professionally, listens to her clients and anticipates their needs, and is willing to work with.

Megan J - Buyer

My husband and I were first time home buyers and needless to say we required a lot of guidance. Karen was there every step of the way. She was always helpful and worked hard to get us what we wanted in a home. Buying a house can be a tough process, but Karen made it easy and we had fun along the way