About Olivia

OGramelspacher Headshot Opt One“One of Olivia Carlson’s greatest desires is to invest in her neighbors and connect them to their community. This was the driving force behind her decision to leave a career in commercial interiors and become a Broker.  She has had the privilege of capitalizing on her design and business skills to lead clients through their most important investment: their home. Using an unsurpassed level of analysis and a proven method of pricing homes for sale, her results are undeniable: Olivia’s listings consistently sell 9 times faster and for 3% more than the market average.  Her method is proven through many successful transactions. She has represented $50 Million in property sales. Nearly 100% of her clients in 2016 were referrals from past satisfied clients. Her real estate expertise in Chicago stretches from the South Loop to Evanston. She is ranked in the top 1% of Chicago Realtors, Member of Top Agent Network and was honored with the coveted Rising Star Award for sales volume during her first year in business.”   Thad Wong, Founder of  @properties
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Real Estate is your most valuable investment. Because you have your hard-earned money on the line, I consider it an enormous responsibility and privilege to be your trusted advisor throughout the process. When we work together, I promise to provide personal, hands-on customer service and quality market data for an unsurpassed level of analysis, which will help you: 

  • Make informed decisions
  • Develop an intelligent pricing strategy
  • Maintain strong negotiations 
  • Gain a very confident investment

Because I am passionate about converting transient consumers into fully invested citizens of our great midwestern city, you can trust that I will be fully committed to you and your plans. Looking forward to working with you to find your place in this beautiful city that we call home. 

In addition to transactional real estate, I provide consulting services to investors and builders during construction process. From plan reviews to final finish selections, I draw upon experiences from my Interior Design education at Purdue University, my previous career in the interior materials industry as a product representative and extensive interaction with builders and contractors. My team and I walk job sites regularly and can be intimately involved in the project from day one.

I am an Interior Designer by degree, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert, a Member of the National Association of Realtors, Chicago Association of Realtors, Top 1% of Realtors, and a member of the Top Agent Network.

Beyond Real Estate:

Since I first moved to Chicago in 2002 for an internship with a commercial architecture firm, I’ve been head over heels for the Windy City!  Following graduation from Purdue University where I studied Interior Design, I permanently moved to the Lakeview neighborhood. Since then, I have continually pursued connecting with my community and actively participate in local neighborhood organizations including Roscoe Village Neighbors and Park Community Church. I’m passionate about training women to be leaders and involve my time with Girl Scouts, Young Life and women’s small groups. I am an inventor and even hold a U.S. Patent on women’s product that I hope to license. I also love to paint, run and travel.