925.935.8821  |  CaDRE #: 01308636  |  kguarisco@dudum.com




Karen is devoted to serving the needs of her clients before, during, and long after their real estate transactions. Her business has been built working by referral, and her goal is to care for her clients’ home buying and selling needs far beyond their expectations-- to earn their loyalty as well as their referrals to family and friends.

Education and Professional Background
Karen started her business in residential real estate with Coldwell Banker in 2001. She’s a graduate of the University of Maryland, with graduate coursework at George Washington University. Prior to her real estate career, Karen was a published research analyst for the U.S. Congress and editor of the University of Houston’s Energy Laboratory Newsletter. She brings her professional research and writing skills as well as her creativity to her real estate business, and her clients have benefited greatly from her experience gained in these fields.

“Taking really good care of my clients, together with researching and managing every aspect of buying and selling their homes—that’s what I like best about real estate.” To stay on top of the “…ever-changing California real estate market,” and to better serve her client base of first-home homebuyers to seniors (and everything in between), Karen enjoys on-going real estate classes in negotiating, legal and contract issues, and to gain “specialist” designations.

Professional Affiliations and Designations
National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors; Contra Costa Association of Realtors; Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation; Dudum Real Estate Group Real Estate Consultant.

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez” is a signature phrase for my hometown, New Orleans, and it’s my life motto too: Let the good times roll! I love to have a good time—particularly one that includes cooking, entertaining, loud music and dancing. I have a weakness for punch bowls and anything sterling silver. And I am passionate about hand-written notes, flower-arranging, gift-wrapping, gardening, reading, traveling with my husband, taking classes, learning anything new, and mentoring young women (especially young Mom’s).

A lifetime ago, I made my living doing research and writing, and I have at least 3 (maybe more) as yet unwritten novels patiently waiting to be penned. I am blessed with a 35+ year marriage, 4 adult children, an amazing grandson, and a lucrative career that involves helping others fulfill their dreams.