Karen Nalewajk

Karen Nalewajk

Real Estate Broker

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 847-571-1226
  • 847-548-5610
  • 847-548-8670
  • 847-548-5610
  • 5101 Washington St
    Gurnee, IL 60031
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Searching for your next home? Try our state-of-the-art map which allows you to­ quickly search the entire market for your dream home. Simply type in the address, city, MLS ID, or just hit the search button to get started. The large-format map allows you to click and drag, zoom in and view detailed information and photos for all properties currently listed on the MLS.

Selling your home? No other website in the market will showcase your listing with up to 50 high resolution photos! In addition to advertising your property on my own website, I syndicate your listing to other real estate websites across the web.

Whether you are selling your home, searching for your next home, or have any questions about the process, I look forward to ­working with ­you!

About Me

Integrity, energy, hard work and customer service are some of the values that define me. I ­enjoy volunteering at church, having fun with my kids, dancing to house music and enjoying life! ­

My love of real estate began over 13 years ago when ­I decided to use­ my extensive sales and customer service background to assist people in purchasing one of the largest investments of their lives. Taking time off to have a family, volunteerism opened the door for me to work in ministry for a number of years. Now, back in real estate, that time has given ­me a renewed desire to be a blessing to­ my clients by being­ a personal representative they can count on.

Whether you’re looking for your first home, dealing with the struggle ­of a short sale or foreclosure, relocating or trying to find a rental property, I and the­ Century 21 Affiliated team, will give you the time and attention you need to ensure that your home sale or purchase is completely stress free. I want you to be thrilled with the final result!

Areas of Service:

Buffalo Grove      Green Oaks            Highwood              Libertyville       Round Lake  Vernon Hills     
Deer Park Gurnee Lake Forest Lincolnshire Round Lake Beach Volo
Deerfield Hainesville Lake Villa Lindenhurst Round Lake Heights           Wadsworth
Fox Lake Hawthorn Woods Lake Zurich Long Grove Round Lake Park Wauconda
Grayslake Highland Park Lakemoor Mundelein Third Lakes Wheeling


"Every house, of course, is built by someone - and God is the one who has built all things".­ Hebrews 3:4


Home Sellers

Selling a home can be a very exciting, but stressful time in your life.­We'll begin by determining your home's value with a ­free Comparative Market Analysis or CMA. A CMA will detail how your home compares to other homes in the area and give you a picture of the current market.­ Call/text me at 847-571-1226 or email me to get started today.­­

It's more than a yard sign!

Take a look at what I'll do to get your home sold!





Home Buyers

Buying a home is exciting. Whether it's your first or fourth, it never gets old! Please feel free to browse my website­ and explore the various tools available for ­home buyers. You can scan­ ­the­­­ Featured Properties­­­ section, which highlights exceptional homes for sale by Century 21 Affiliated, or you can search for properties at the top of the page above my picture. Type in a specific­ address or city and you can search thousands of homes on the market.­

Buying a home is an involved process and requires the­ guidance of a trained real estate professional.­ To help guide you through the­ buying process, I have provided you with some answers to the most common questions I have received from my prior clients.­ I am committed to developing a lasting and trustworthy relationship with my buyers ­on the road ­to purchasing the house of their dreams. ­

As always if you have any questions or are ready to go shopping, call/text me at 847-571-1226 or use the contact me box to send me a message.

Click Here to Learn More About the Home Buying Process!

Search for Your Home Today!

I am a dedicated agent that can assist you in whatever real estate area­ you need. Whether you need a buyer’s agent, someone to list your home or have relocation needs, I can­ help! ­My goal is to serve my clients ethically and provide ­the best solutions in the shortest amount of time.

Explore my website for listings throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, ­Indiana, ­Michigan­ and Minnesota and additional­ real estate resources. ­For immediate assistance please call/text me at 847-571-1226

What are you waiting for? 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 page. ­­

When you SIGN IN ­you will be able 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, ­let me know what you are looking for and I will set up a MLS search for you.

Prairie Walk Subdivision

Prairie Walk is a jewel of a subdivision located in Round Lake, IL. off of the new Cedar Lake extension, with access to major road ways of 120, Fairfield and Route 60. The single family home neighborhood was built in the early to mid 2000's by Neumann Homes. Prairie Walk, with it's walking & running trails and parks features homes with open floor plans ranging from 2,011 to 3,750 square feet of living space. Children of this community grades kindergarten through 8th grade attend Park School and most walk, roll or ride to school. 9th through 12th graders attend Grayslake Central High School. Click HERE to view neighborhood market activity from the last 3 month!

If you're intereted in a different neighborhood's stats or are interested in buying or selling a home in this or other subdivision, call/text me at 847-571-1226.

Your Relocation Specialist

If you find yourself in a situation that is causing you to relocate, it can be overwhelming. Having to relocate takes an experienced real estate professional who listens, who can provide resources to help facilitate the move, who has excellent communication skills and who is focused on the job.

When you hire me, you are hiring a “team” of professionals ready to assist you in a smooth transition to your new home. Not only will I assist you with the sale or rental of your current residence, I will coordinate ­all aspects of the relocation experience including helping you find a new home!­

The first step is to set up a meeting to discuss your relocation timeline. Once we speak, I will provide you with the necessary information to make sure everything goes smoothly. Though CENTURY 21® I can connect you to exclusive client discount programs with Avis, Budget Trucks, Choice Hotels, PODS, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Move Included, Smart Move and more..­

It doesn’t matter where you are moving from or to, I can assist in the sale and purchase of your home, either personally or through one of the 102,000 Century 21 Agents across the globe!

Corporate Sponsor of Easter Seals

Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, along with their families,­live better lives for­almost 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. Over the past 10 years, through the combined efforts of our clients, agents and staff, we have successfully­ donated over $100,000 to this worthy cause.

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