Karen Catrambone-Rottman

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I graduated with a special education degree from Benedictine University, and I received my master’s degree in early childhood education from Concordia University. I have been married to my husband Tod for 21 years as of 2017 and we have two children. As a family, we love to golf.

I taught for 5 years in a self-contained 1st/2nd grade classroom in Alsip. When I got pregnant with my son, Nicholas, now age 16, I became a diagnostician and taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders at a middle school in Barrington. When I was pregnant with my daughter Kiley, now age 14, I became a stay-at-home mom. 

As my babies started school, I volunteered with reading programs and lunch supervision at their school. My principal soon realized my background as an educator and I began teaching as a reading interventionist for K-3. With that, I got into subbing. 

I absolutely love teaching. Watching a child learn how to read for the first time gives me goosebumps and is so rewarding. The smile on their face says it all. I want that same feeling for my clients when they realize owning a home is possible. I want to be a part of that process and guide them in their journey.

Chris & Laurel

“It is hard to sell your home of 16 years that you have raised your family in and created memories. Karen was more than a real estate agent to us during this process – she was a cheerleader and support on this journey. There was never a time I did not feel that Karen was in our corner and she was responsive to my never-ending litany of questions. Karen was constantly checking on us to see if we needed anything – we never felt like we were alone in the process. We will never forget Karen and will certainly recommend her to others that need to sell their home.”

Gina & Vince

“Karen was incredibly helpful throughout the whole selling process. She responded quickly with any questions we had and kept us up-to-date on the whole process. She was a joy to work with and I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling their home.” 

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