Karen Nicholson

Karen Nicholson

Realtor

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 708-382-1914
  • 815-838-0110 ext 1121
  • 815-838-0110
  • 1215 9th Street
    Lockport, IL 60441
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Welcome to my Website

I am a full-time REALTOR® and my greatest satisfaction comes from helping my clients achieve their goals. Whether you're a first-time home buyer, looking to sell, upgrade or interested in investment property, I will be with you every step of the way making it an enjoyable experience.

I have a tremendous amount of resources available to provide you with accurate answers regarding the real estate market.  In addition, my degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois is an asset to getting your home sold by giving you maximum exposure in the open market.

I encourage you to set up a home search on my site by clicking on the SIGN IN link located in the upper right corner of this website. 

By SIGNING IN you will have access to:

  • Save your searches and receive email notifications whenever new listings match your criteria
  • Manage your saved searches at any time
  • Save listings to your Favorites folder
  • Manage your Favorites wherever you see the Favorites icon

You're welcome to search on your own without registering or, to make it easier, let me know what you are looking for and I’d be happy to set you up. 

When you're ready, email, call or text me, or connect with me on Social Media. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your home buying and selling needs.

I look forward to speaking with you and discussing your home buying and selling needs. You can reach me at 708-382-1914 or karen.nicholson.21@gmail.com

Connecting you to your Realtor

Buying or selling a home can be an exhaustive and complicated process, but with the help of a real estate professional, it is easier that you think.  A Realtor has many valuable tools and resources that can prove invaluable when it comes to guiding you through all the steps that could otherwise be intimidating.  Call, text or email me at 708-382-1914 or karen.nicholson.21@gmail.com and I look forward to answering your real estate questions.

Specialties

  • Seller Representative Specialist
  • Certified Renovation Specialist

Professional Background

I excelled for several years in Marketing with the Keebler Corporation and Standard Parking Corp., both dealing with people and helping them solve their problems.  Prior to that I was a professional model for over a decade and appeared on many tv commercials, print ads, magazine covers as well as I was a finalist as a tv spokesmodel on Star Search with Ed McMahon.  Most recently, I worked in Customer Service as a Front End Supervisor with Ross Dress for Less stores and thoroughly enjoyed working with the customers.  Real estate has always been something that interested me and something I thought I would really enjoy because to see a client find that dream home or help a client sell their home to move to the destination of their dreams gives me great pleasure.  I look forward to meeting that next client and to be able to assist them every step of the way to obtain their real estate goals.

Professional Interests

Starting in 2002, I became a member of the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce.  In 2007, I was their Ambassador Chairperson and was the recipient of a beautiful trophy for being their Volunteer of the Year.  Networking with other professional people such as myself is something I find exciting.

Community Involvement

Over the years I have enjoyed volunteering in various ways.  It gives me such joy to help the less fortunate and so on occasion I have helped out at the Morning Star Mission in Joliet feed the homeless at their soup kitchen.  In addition , a church near my home puts together port lunches and they deliver the lunches to inner city areas to feed those that don't know where their next meal will be.  I have assisted them in putting these meals together on occasion.  I orchestrated a Shoe Drive for Save Your Soles, where we collected 100's of pairs of shoes for the organization and sent them to areas of the world where they didnt have shoes to wear.  I helped the Cub Scouts put together a winter coat drive for Crisis Center for South Suburbia, for women and children that were in tough times and had very little.

Personal Interests

I really enjoy spending time with family and friends.  A great evening is hanging out at some of my favorite restaurants with friends and completing the evening with one of the restaurants famous desserts.  I also enjoy walking, especially when it is a beautiful warm evening.  Being in real estate, it intrigues me to walk around different neighborhoods and take a look at all the homes.  So I get to be with friends doing this, get my exercise in and check out the neighborhood.

I also enjoy listening to music.  All kinds of music, it all depends on my mood and the day.

Education

University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science in Marketing

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Designations

  • Realtor