Carina Sawaya

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Chicago


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Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned property owner, I am here to review your goals, listen to your concerns, and answer all your questions.

My previous work experience has made me a firm, yet diplomatic negotiator in which advocating effectively for my clients is my number one priority.

I specialize in luxury and investment properties and am very comfortable serving as a reliable resource for both my international and domestic clientelle.

Regardless of the transaction size, I pledge to you the full force and resources of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group, as well as my personal commitment to meet and exceed your expectations.

A little about my me:
- Fluent in English and French, conversational Armenian and Arabic

- Consulted with the largest banks in downtown Chicago, leading
projects related to Credit Risk and Regulatory Reporting

- MBA in Finance - DePaul University, Chicago, IL

- BS in Business Management with a Minor in Economics - Indiana
University, Bloomington IN

- Series 7 and 63 licensed (inactive)

- Enjoys playing tennis with family and friends whenever possible
- Licensed since 2008

What drew me to real estate is the pride and fulfillment I get from working one on one with my clients, and seeing how I have positively impacted their lives in what most would consider to be a major life event.

Profile Details

English, French, Arabic, Armenian.

Service Areas

Chicago, IL.

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“Carina is an exceptional real estate agent. She found the right buyer for our Near North condo in a flash. She was so helpful to us in many ways. She guided us as we needed it. She is a pleasure to partner with and her personality always shines. The buyer even wished that Carina was working for her. Her strong marketing skills enabled us to find the perfect buyer and obtain a record-setting price for our home. We cherish Carina for her positivity, her highly polished skill and her hard to find kindness. We highly recommend her.”


"It was our privilege as well as our pleasure to work with Carina in our search for a luxury property in the Streeterville/Gold Coast area. One assumes that any agent dealing in this market will have a thorough knowledge of the available inventory as well as a good sense of the value and suitability of any particular property for the needs of his or her client. This was without a doubt the case with Carina; however, where she excelled was in her professionalism and her ability to interface with the seller’s agent to our advantage. Carina was never hesitant to represent our views to the seller in a candid yet tactful way. Never did we have even a suspicion that she might not have our best interests at heart. It was as if we were part of her family. Carina deserves our unqualified highest recommendation."


Carina excels in all aspects of real estate. She is very knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to work with.

When we listed our Chicago condo in the River North area with Carina, we were consistently impressed with the way she integrated her innate sense of interior design in the staging of our condo.

She was incredibly hands on and was meticulous in choosing the perfect paint colors and decorative elements to make our condo look its absolute best.

I don't know of any other real estate agent that would pay as much attention to the tiniest, crucial details. The end result was the pictures of our unit as well as the final walk through was a world apart from where it had been before.

I wish we had used those bright, fresh paint colors while we lived in the unit - all of her suggestions for design were spot on and made the unit feel bigger and sun-drenched.

We valued her input and listened to all of her suggestions and are incredibly grateful for the amount of time she put into marketing our unit, as well as her passion.

She was always available to answer any questions for us and took the time to explain the process to us in concrete terms. She was invested, warm, caring, and friendly. She treated us like family and we trusted her judgment.

The end result was we got an offer on our unit within a month. It was barely on the market and it went fast thanks to her aggressive marketing. We had listed our unit in the off-season just as the holidays were approaching and the odds were against us. But with Carina, we beat those odds and sold the unit to a nice, solid buyer in good time.

Thank you Carina for an amazing experience. We wish you all the best.


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