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

"Jennifer was always professional. She informed me on All customers that were interested in the property that we were trying to rent. We had an unusual situation with a renter that signed a new two year lease and then wanted out of the lease after a few months so we as the owners of the property said we would help get it rented which required Jennifer to have to discuss potential renters to both us and the old renter and Jennifer did an excellent job. She provided solutions to questionable situations. Job well done!"

  -Connie Karavidas, Client

"My husband and I were first time home buyers and needless to say we required a lot of guidance. Karen was there every step of the way. She was always helpful and worked hard to get us what we wanted in a home. Buying a house can be a tough process, but Karen made it easy and we had fun along the way!"

  -Megan J., Client

"In the world of real estate, you need someone who has your best interests at the forefront. Karen McCabe is that person. Knowledgeable, caring and diligent, Karen will work with you to match your best interests and value. Karen has done a great job of listening to our needs and finding our FOREVER home, we were looking for. ???? She is TERRIFIC!! We highly recommend Karen McCabe!! We are so glad that we found Karen and hired her as our realtor, she’s the BEST!!!????????????"

  -Jeanette Diroo, 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

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