Karen is devoted to serving the needs of her clients before, during, and long after their real estate transactions. Her business has been built by referrals, and her goal is to care for her clients’ buying and selling needs far beyond their expectations. In doing so, she has earned client loyalty as well as their referrals to family and friends.
Education and Background
Karen started her business in residential real estate with Coldwell Banker in 2001. She’s an alumnus 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 along with natural creativity to her real estate business.
Making clients feel comfortable, through her hallmark traits of true professionalism and a warm, friendly smile, is her favorite part of being an agent. A deep knowledge of the California real estate market allows her to expertly serve first-time homebuyers, seniors, and everyone in between. Karen’s proven ability to research and manage every aspect of buying and selling a client’s home enables her to take excellent care of each client. She continually sharpens and updates her skills through real estate classes in negotiation, legal, and contract issues — gaining specialist designations that further benefit her clients.
“Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez” is a signature phrase for her hometown, New Orleans, and is her life motto too: Let the good times roll! Karen loves to have a good time — particularly one that includes cooking, entertaining, loud music, dancing and hanging with her four grandchildren. She has a weakness for punch bowls and anything sterling silver. She is passionate about hand-written notes, flower arranging, gift wrapping, gardening, reading, traveling with her husband, learning anything new, and mentoring young women (especially young moms). She is blessed with a 48+ year marriage, four adult children, four amazing grandchildren, and a rewarding career that allows her to help others fulfill their dreams.
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.