Kara served as our realtor when purchasing our home in the suburbs of Chicago. She was everything I could’ve asked for while making one of the most important financial decisions I’ll ever make. She is patient, honest, supportive and a true advocate for her clients. Never once did I feel like she was just trying to make a sale. I genuinely felt like she just wanted to help me find the best home for my family. Her vision came in handy when looking at older homes that needed work. Her integrity came in handy when negotiating tough deals. And her sense of humor definitely came in handy during what can often be a stressful and emotionally draining process. Kara helped us find the home of our dreams. The only downside is we don’t have an excuse to hang out with her anymore. Choosing Kara Watts as your realtor is one decision in the buying and selling process you won’t regret.

– Tom and Kristin Hunt

Kara navigated us through the house buying process not only with professionalism, but with warmth. She was able to zero in on our needs and wants and provide honest assessments when touring homes. Her knowledge of design and construction was invaluable when deciding which home to choose for us. And, when we changed our mind on a transaction at the last minute, Kara handled it with ease and made sure we ended up in the right house for our family.

– Rozi Bhimani

An eye for space, color and style? A creative approach to marketing your listing? 20+ years of experience and networking? Kara brings all that and more to her clients. Kara has been my real estate agent, remodeling and decorating advisor, and ultimately friend for 15 years. While searching for my first home, she helped me look past cosmetic deficiencies and instead focused on the positive attributes and potential of the property that I eventually purchased. I quickly learned to trust her eye, experience and honesty and never considered using another agent since.

Honesty? Yes, Kara is an honest agent who has never steered me wrong in the several real transactions since that first home. Case in point: when preparing to sell my property I settled on a price against Kara’s advice. Outcome? The property ultimately sold for EXACTLY the price that Kara initially proposed. Lesson learned – the woman knows what she’s doing!

Kara’s clients get the full package: extensive experience in real estate from the buyer’s and seller’s perspective, a keen eye for space, structure and decorating. Her staging skills are exceptional – sure to enhance your listing and give you a competitive advantage over others. I can’t say enough and would recommend Kara’s service any time!

– Marina Petrulla

Kara helped me turn my home from traditional to modern/contemporary with the perfect eye for style. She picked out paint color and the kitchen backsplash, while keeping me away from a trendier look and I’m so happy I listened to her!

She would purchase pieces for my home while she was out shopping and didn’t have an issue if I didn’t care for them. One of my favorite times was shopping with her. I would walk right by a piece of furniture and she would call me back. I purchased the chair she had me look at and it couldn’t be more perfect.

I was able to email her pictures of items I would find online and she promptly responded with suggestions and/or other websites to check.

She used pieces I already had in my home. She ‘shopped’ in my basement and had me bring items upstairs that looked wonderful. When she shopped for other items or sent me pictures online, the prices were always very reasonable.

Kara listened to me regarding what look I was going for and used that as she moved through the decorating process. She is professional, prompt and very reasonable. I would highly suggest Kara for any of your projects!

– Debbie Sabin

Kara was my secret weapon to help sell my listings! My clients appreciated her straight-forward approach to preparing their home for sale and keen sense of style when offering staging and decorating advice. Her staging abilities are superb. She is able to provide the right furnishings and accessories to enhance the home’s appearance and appeal to potential buyers. Her easy-going style put my clients at ease and her budget-friendly suggestions were always appreciated.

Her knowledge of construction and renovation methods, combined with her sense style and experience renovating homes, makes her invaluable to clients who are considering remodeling. She can offer sound advice on floor plan changes, kitchen and bath remodels and finish selections.

– Liz Bulf

I have worked with Kara on many projects from staging to full rehabs. Her knowledge of products, and how to get them as economically as possible are top notch. She knows what a house needs to help it sell quickly and takes great joy in assisting clients to reach their goal. She’s the best.

– Bruce Bretland

I have used and seen the work of many stagers, but Kara Watts is by far the best. My listing sold quickly for top dollar because of her excellent work. Kara worked with the seller’s from the start to get their home ready for market. If they followed her detailed, room-by-room plan, their homes sparkled and stood out from their competition. They loved that she worked with the furniture and accessories they had, but if needed, they could rent from her additional furniture and/or accessories. Kara also staged vacant properties for my clients. She understands what buyers are looking for and how the camera reads a room. The properties looked fresh, warm and inviting and the photos looked fabulous, resulting in maximum showings and ultimately a sale.

– Jackie Mack

Kara Watts is awesome.  Her eye for beauty and skill at arranging a room or a whole house to show it at it’s best is amazing.  Her attention to detail is thorough.    Kara listens closely to what a client is trying to do and then works with the client to achieve their goal.  She is also sensitive to cost and gives clients the option to follow a complete list of suggestions for improvement for them to do themselves or she will do it for them.  I highly recommend Kara.  She has never disappointed.

– Carol Prieto