Karen V Peterson

Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker Gold Coast
676 N Michigan Ave Ste 3010
Chicago, Illinois 60611

About Me

Home means something different to everyone who is moving in or moving on. To me, 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.

Key to any successful real estate transaction is the art of careful listening.  Of hearing what someone really means and what will be of value to them for their life and lifestyle.

I came to real estate from a 17-year career in banking. As a Senior Vice President and Director of Consumer Lending for a major bank, I gained expertise in high-level negotiation. This knowledge helps me represent my high-profile clients with sophistication, discretion and ease.

I am your partner throughout the entire real estate transaction process.  As an established leader in high-end real estate transactions, I continually expand my access to prime properties in Chicago’s most desirable areas, developing the “inside track” on what’s available before it actually comes on the market.  And that gives you the decided edge.

Throughout my 20 plus years in the industry, I have consistently been recognized by our parent company, as being in the top 3% of all NRT sales associates.  Additionally, I have received numerous C.A.R. (Chicago Association of Realtors) sales award honors recognizing top producers who also bring the highest level of professionalism, ethics, commitment and service to buyers and sellers in the Chicagoland area.

If you are selling your home, I will help you realize the greatest return on your property in the shortest time possible.  I’ll bring you only prospects who are primed for your home.  I will create a custom marketing plan and guide you through the proper pricing strategies.

No matter which side you are on, buying or selling, I am on yours; protecting your interests, your investment and crafting a winning solution to ensure you are buying or selling at the best price and terms possible.

Being there for you is the bottom line, always.

Skills & Specialities

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

Awards & Honors

Top 1% of Chicago Agents - Chicago Association of Realtors

Top 25 of Luxury Residential Real Estate Brokers in Chicago - LuxeHome Award

Coldwell Banker President's Elite Circle

International President's Circle Awards

Blue Ribbon Award for Distinguished Client Service


  • English


Certified Global Luxury Specialist

Executive and Corporate Relocation Specialist

Licensed Agent in Illinois and Formally New Jersey

U of C - Grad Courses in Management & Marketing

B.A. Communications - Queens College, CUNY

Women's Board Executive Committee - Lincoln Park Zoo

The Guild of Chicago History Museum - Executive Board

Luxury Property Specialist

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