I started my real estate career facilitating residential mortgages, managing luxury condominium buildings, and selling property in Chicago’s downtown and outlying neighborhoods before my husband and I moved to the North Shore to raise our three children. Here in Winnetka, I was active in both the elementary and middle schools and currently am a board member on New Trier High School’s Booster Club. My first-hand knowledge of the school systems, park districts, neighborhoods, and community amenities has proven invaluable to my home-buying clients, especially those moving up to the North Shore for the first time.
My career has given me the opportunity to meet amazing people at all different stages of their lives, many of whom have become friends. A home holds a significant amount of emotional, spiritual, and physical value; helping others with this foundation is something that I have found very rewarding. My value proposition is simple: I am a dedicated full-time professional who is both patient and an empathetic listener. My past clients have described me as “incredibly personal with impeccable attention to detail” and “a knowledgeable, caring professional who treats us as her own.” Truly, I never tire of the thrill of matching clients with the perfect property for building their future lives.
I joined Engel & Völkers because the company is unique in the Chicagoland marketplace. Engel & Völkers is a luxury boutique that allows me the flexibility to service my clients, both in the city and along Chicago’s North Shore. The company is highly respected among discerning home buyers and sellers throughout the United States and the world. I am excited to provide my clients with the best marketing and service the industry has to offer.
I was born and raised on Chicago’s northwest side and have lived in or near this beautiful city all my life. My parents taught us the importance of being together as a family. My most vivid childhood memories are of homemade Sunday dinners with extended family at my grandparents’ home. This simple tradition is one that we continue with our family. I also love to explore all that Chicago and the North Shore has to offer – from fabulous dining to unique boutiques. Need a recommendation? As a local insider, I’m also delighted to be a personal concierge for clients visiting this lovely Midwest destination.
Janet Karabas Real Estate Advisor
903 Green Bay Road, 2N
Winnetka, IL 60093