Knowledge of the market, attention to detail, and helping her clients get the most for their money – whether buying or selling – drives Karen to pursue excellence in her field. To that end, she has invested considerable time and effort into perfecting her current skill set and adding new disciplines.
What Does That Mean for You?
First and foremost, she is a Member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®
Additionally, she is a Certified Residential Specialist® — The CRS® designation is a symbol of excellence in residential real estate. This is a REALTOR® who has earned certification from the Council of Residential Specialists by completing a rigorous course of advanced training and by meeting significant experience requirements. Typically, only 3% of Realtors have earned the CRS® designation.
As a Seller:
Karen holds the Seller Representative Specialist – SRS® designation. This means she is well qualified to represent you as a seller. This designation requires both training coursework coupled with a proven record of property sales as the listing agent. This insures that she is capable, both in knowledge and practice, of guiding you through the selling process and assisting you in getting the contract for your property listing.
As a Buyer:
Buyers can rest easy – Karen is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative ABR®. This means she is a specialist in representing the unique interests of the buyer through every stage of a real estate transaction. This designation requires both in-class courses in addition to a proven record of property sales as the agent representing the buyer.
Distinguished Sales Society (DSS) This prestigious award is given in recognition to REALTORS® who have participated in a total sales volume of $1,000,000 or more in closed transactions during any calendar year. DSS members must also maintain a community service presence in their local area. Karen is a continuing member of the Society as she has qualified each year for the past several years.
Karen holds a certification as a Real Estate Negotiation Expert RENE®. This insures that Karen is a skillful advocate for her clients.