As a Top Chicago Realtor/Broker with over $700 million in real estate transactions, Kathleen (Kat) offers 18 years of experience in residential sales, specializing in the representation of buyers, sellers, investors, and developers. After owning her own boutique Real Estate business for 15 years at Krist Krueger Realty in Lakeview, and practicing law for 5 years, Kat offers meticulous attention to detail. She has invaluable insight into the complex legalities of the residential Real Estate process when working with buyers and sellers. Kat utilizes her thorough due-diligence and strategic approach to expertly navigate the process, negotiations, and achieves superior results for her clients.
Kat's clients enjoy the added benefit of her extensive commercial real estate background, having worked over 6 years in Corporate Tenant Representation. Her knowledge encompasses all of Chicago neighborhoods that make up the north side, northern Suburbs, to the south side of the city. Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Irving park, Lincoln Square & River North have been fantastic areas for Kathleen in recent years, and she continues to thrive in home sales in these locations.
In addition to her analytical ability, Kathleen is very creative with a hands-on approach when it comes to the aesthetic qualities of a property. She goes above and beyond when working with a client to make the right staging modifications. Her talent for visualizing color, semi-staging, and maximizing space to enhance a property's attributes allowed her to sell her properties quickly. Kathleen was also chosen to appear on HTV in 2013 as a new series for TOP agents and working mothers but New your was chosen over Chicago.
Kat grew up in Munster, Indiana and received her Bachelors of Science from Purdue University and went on to achieve her Law degree from Loyola University Chicago. She currently lives in Chicago with her two wonderful sons. She loves painting, drawing, playing volleyball, designing clothing and working out. She also volunteers at The National Runaway Safe Line, a hotline for youth in crisis; is a volunteer at St. Benedict's Church and School and a volunteer at DePaul Precatory High School in Irving Park where her younger son attends.