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More about Karen Trevor

Education and Training

St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts, Education

Coldwell Banker Business Development Series, June 2013

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) Course Completion 2016

Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification, 2016

Professional Memberships

National Association of Realtors

IL Association of Realtors

Mainstreet Organization of Realtors

Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC)

Personal Background

In addition to her several years of involvement with Real Estate, Karen has been employed in the fields of Banking, Marketing and Education, and has worked extensively with the public throughout her adult life. Raised in a Southwest suburb of Chicago and coming from a family of Realtors, Karen is a 20+ year resident of Downers Grove where she and her husband have raised their children. Karen possesses excellent knowledge of the area and schools and has taught in Downers Grove School District 58 and Woodridge School District 68. Actively involved in the Downers Grove community having served on multiple PTA Boards, involved with the DGYB and DOLLS organizations, and as an avid supporter of neighborhood charitable organizations she also has experience running her own business and meeting deadlines and deciphering government regulations.  She brings a culmination of all of these skills to her clients.


Areas of Expertise

Karen welcomes working with first time home buyers, empty nesters, investment property buyers and sellers, and estate sales. Her organization, attention to detail, and negotiating skills will ensure your home buying or selling needs and expectations are met.

Communities I Serve

Southwest and Western Suburbs of Chicago including: Downers Grove, Darien, Hinsdale, Homer Glen, Lemont, Lombard, Palos Heights, Woodridge, Westmont, Western Springs, Naperville …and more!

Client Testimonials


Very honest and knowledgeable! Karen was always there to respond to a text or frantic email..Great insights to neighborhoods.


Karen’s professionalism and attention to detail enabled us to ask for, and receive the highest value for the unit, within a short time frame. Karen is one of the hardest working and most accommodating realtors we know. We would definitely recommend Karen to anyone that is in the market to sell or buy a home.


Karen was great to work with. She was very professional and knowledgeable. She knew the area and was upfront and honest. She was very responsive and we never doubted her ability to sell our condo. We highly recommend her.


Karen was always prompt with her showings. Karen is very professional and was very knowledgeable of the neighborhood and my family's needs. Karen always had our best interest in mind.


Karen listened to what I wanted in a home and focused on those areas.


I was very pleased with the professionalism and real estate knowledge provided by Ms. Trevor. ..did an excellent job of helping my family through a difficult process. She negotiated a fair price in the end and handled everything with care and compassion. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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