McCabe and Schmidt
M: 847-650-7698 (Jennifer) mobile
O: 847-372-5607 (Karen) office

McCabe and Schmidt

Real Estate Brokers

About McCabe & Schmidt

With over 25 years of combined experience and education, Karen McCabe and Jennifer Schmidt believe their synergy is the key to smooth, successful, high-value transactions. They have launched their partnership with the common goal to be the team you can depend for all your real estate needs. Karen McCabe and Jennifer Schmidt are top-producing agents with Coldwell Banker Realty which offers the most innovative tools and resources to help clients buy or sell a home.

Whether you are buying or selling, McCabe & Schmidt are the only names you need to know!

Areas Served include Arlington Heights, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Glenview, Inverness, Barrington, Long Grove, Kildeer, Elk Grove Village, Wheeling, Prospect Heights, Hawthorn Woods and other north and northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Karen McCabe

Karen McCabe uses statistical Market Knowledge experience as a Realtor and emotional understanding to assist clients purchasing and selling homes in our dynamic housing climate.

Karen's background in statistics, specializing in Value and Trend Analysis in the home building industry, make her uniquely qualified to help her clients achieve maximum value in their real estate transactions.

Market knowledge alone is not enough...buying or selling a home can be an extremely emotional experience encompassing an array of feelings on both sides of the negotiating table. Karen is devoted to guiding her clients throughout the entire real estate transaction.

Having grown up on Chicago's North Shore, Karen McCabe has lived most of her life in the Chicago suburbs. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications. In her spare time Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, kids and fur baby. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Buyer and Seller Representation
  • Market Analysis 
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist
  • Licensed Managing Broker
  • Licensed Real Estate Educator

Jennifer Schmidt

Jennifer is completely committed to helping her clients achieve their real estate visions and get busy with enjoying their life. Jennifer has many years’ experience working with clients to determine their needs and delivering on expectations. Jennifer is there for her clients before, during, and after the closing. Her philosophy is making a customer for life!

Jennifer hails from the state of Iowa where she received a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Iowa State University. She moved to Chicago and sought out a career in consulting. She has worked for Price Waterhouse, Kraft, United Airlines, and Hewitt as well as other Fortune 500 companies. She has always had a passion for working with people and exceeding their expectations. Jennifer started a successful technology business where customer satisfaction was a top priority. She has since decided to redirect her focus and pursue her passion in real estate. Jennifer is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of her clients and bringing their vision to life.

Areas of Expertise

  • Buyer and Seller Representation
  • Free Homebuying Seminar
  • Free Market Analysis for Sellers Estate
  • Luxury Property Specialist
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist

"I was referred to Jennifer from a friend/coworker and after working with Jennifer I would also refer her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. I am extremely grateful for Jennifer. She was extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and a great negotiator. She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients find the home of their dreams. "

  -Michelle, Client

"Jennifer was the best realtor we have ever worked with. As we were relocating to the area, we were initially looking to rent a home.  I had called several agents in the area and received less than helpful comments from other realtors.  When I contacted Jennifer, she immediately went to work and found potential rental opportunities for us. She was positive all the time.  None of them were working out and she showed a few houses that were for sale.  We made the decision to purchase instead and Jennifer continued to work her magic and found us numerous houses in the area to view.  We were on a short time-frame and Jennifer was with us every step of the way.  She found us a house that fit our needs and helped us negotiate a successful contract.  She treated us as people, not as a potential sale and was a perfect match for our style.  I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who wants to be treated professionally, listens to her clients and anticipates their needs, and is willing to work with"

  -Kate Schumacher, Client

"Jennifer readily and willingly took us on as her clients even though we were out of her market area. She found us a home in Woodstock, IL which was out of the way distance-wise yet she never made the distance an issue. We searched for homes during the cold winter months, but she always kept us abreast in the rare occasion she was running late due to inclement weather. Her positive outlook encouraged us to never give up. We highly recommend Jennifer for her professional and caring attitude. "

  -Michael J Breen, Client

"Jennifer was the utmost professional. She was reliable, thorough, knowledgible, friendly, helpful and considerate. She understood my needs and preferences and found the perfect rental for me. And she negotiated a better price on my lease. I have the utmost confidence in her and would use her again whether renting or buying. "

  -Julie Gurian, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
4192 IL Route 83 Suite F
Long Grove, IL