"Eric was my selling agent on my very first condo in 2004. It sold in less than 14 days. Concurrently he was my agent as I pursued purchasing a single family home. He found the perfect new-construction home and got the builder to customize what eventually became one of my favorite residences. When it was time for me to move again, he sold that home in less than 14 days and once again found a new home that perfectly suited my needs. I relocated a few years later and again went back to Eric to handle the task of selling in a very difficult market. He is incredibly hard working and truly cares about his clients, and it shows." - Mark P.
"We felt really lucky to have Eric as our realtor. He was tireless in tracking down properties to consider. Since it was our first home purchase, we were totally clueless, but we were in good hands -- Eric was wonderfully patient, kind, and responsive in answering our questions (of which there were plenty!) and gently guiding us through the process. " - Nate & Nikki H.
"Working with Eric Carlson was both a joy and a breeze. He handled all aspects of buying 2 investment properties with the skill of a highly experienced broker/real estate agent. His legal knowledge and attention to every detail made the entire process of completing a real estate transaction in Chicago as painless as possible, if you don’t have a professional guide." - Scott T.
"I have known Eric since he was an associate at Latham & Watkins. He was reliable then and I have relied on him since to buy and sell a condo at 1040 N. Lakeshore Drive and to buy another one at 1212 N. Lakeshore Drive. He is the best." - Dave C.
"You won't find a more knowledgable and hard working advocate to market your home for sale or help you find the perfect place in a great location, than Eric Carlson. We know because Eric has represented us on the buying side and the selling side, both with the best of results.
He's also a great person to do do business with, in every respect and we would not look at another property with out calling him first." - Greg & Angie O.
Commercial Real Estate Attorney for 4 years
Residential Real Estate Broker for 16 years
I’m a fourth-generation Chicagoan who has always been drawn to the unique character and spirit of this beautiful city. Early in my career I worked at Sony Pictures in L.A. and I graduated from law school at the University of California, Berkeley. Ultimately I returned home to Chicago to work as a corporate lawyer for an international law firm. But that was no fun…
In 2003, I found my niche in real estate. I’ve helped first-time home buyers, investors, international buyers, trusts and estates. I’ve closed more than 1,000 exchanges, short sales, foreclosures, FHA, 203k, second homes and relocations. That’s just a more descriptive way of saying I’ve done it all.
With all of my experience, the one thing I know for certain is every deal is different because every client’s needs are different.
Compass provides The Carlson Connection with cutting-edge technology, data analytics, marketing tools, advertising, social media and the reach needed to compete in the evolving real estate landscape. One size doesn’t fit all and Compass allows for the flexibility, creativity and tools to be successful. That is just a fancier way of saying that I can better predict trends, spot the right properties first, pinpoint the right price and get faster results.
WHY THE CARLSON CONNECTION
People work with agents they trust and who make them feel comfortable. It’s this connection that allows my clients to relax, enjoy themselves and feel secure in their decisions. It’s my job to make this sometimes-stressful time go as smoothly as possible. In fact, many of my new clients are referred by people I have worked with in the past.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Please take a look at my testimonials. If their comments describe the kind of experience you hope to have, please contact me. I’d like to share more about me and how I work, and to get to know more about you too. I look forward to connecting!