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Karen focuses on her clients, helping them to realize their real estate goals while improving their lifestyle through effective strategizing, negotiating, networking, organizing and listening.  Bringing the highest possible price for the homes that she has listed, finding the best home for her clients and going above and beyond for the clients are Karen’s passions.

Starting her career in real estate, Karen achieved the rank of top Realtor in her company in her first year. Over her 36 years in real estate, she rose to be senior vice president and managing broker for Cornish & Carey residential real estate in four offices: Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Gatos. Later when C&C was purchased, Karen became Coldwell Banker’s senior vice president and regional manager for its Silicon Valley offices; leading over one thousand brokers, sales executives and staff in its eighteen offices stretching from Palo Alto to Gilroy.  In addition, she managed the two Coldwell Banker offices in Los Gatos.  Prior to Sereno, Karen was the assistant manager and a broker associate of the Alain Pinel Realtors Los Gatos.

Karen with her husband Steve raised 3 children.  Karen also became a Director on several Boards, including Girls on the Run (athletic and educational program) and Pop Warner Cheer and Football. And, she also instructed for volunteer organizations, a few listed below, as well as the head coach for a competitive youth soccer league.

Currently, Karen is the treasurer for the MLS Listing Service and holds leadership positions with the California Association of Realtors. She is a Past President for the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors and on the Board of Directors.  She is also an Outdoor Emergency Care Instructor for the National Ski Patrol and treasurer and a patroller at Northstar at Tahoe, a team leader with the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Departments’ Disaster Aid Response Team (DART) and a first aid instructor with the Industrial Emergency Council.

“Making A Difference in Peoples’ Lifestyles with a Dedication to Excellence”

For a more descriptive resume, a strategic plan for marketing your home or finding the right home for you, please contact Karen.