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Smart Home Certified

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Business Philosophy

  • Committed to treat our clients honestly, fairly and judiciously
  • Value hard work
  • Value real estate education and technology
  • Value that clients had the best and smoothest real estate transaction
  • Value communication skills with clients
  • Value my ability to anticipate clients' needs
  • Value that clients find that the transaction was smooth and easy
  • Value that clients think I did a superior job
  • Value clients because they are neighbors and friends

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science - University of Nebraska

Masters Degree - University of Nebraska

Graduate Realtor Institute - GRI

Certified Negotiations Expert - CNE

Awards And Designations

  • 2020 – Coldwell Banker Realty – International Bronze Society award
    2020 - Coldwell Banker First Annual Awards Gala
    2020 – West Maricopa Association of Realtors – Bronze Award in Sales
    2019 – Coldwell Banker Real Estate – International Diamond Society award
    2019 - Coldwell Banker First Annual Awards Gala
    2019 – West Maricopa Association of Realtors – Silver Award in Sales
    2018 – Coldwell Banker Real Estate – International Diamond Society award
    2018 – Equity Title Top Dollar Surprise Sun City Grand Branch
    2018 – West Maricopa Association of Realtors – Platinum Award in Sale
    2018 – Guaranteed Rate Affinity – Top Supporting Agent
    2017 – Coldwell Banker Real Estate – International President’s Award Circle
    2017 - West Maricopa Association of Realtors - Platinum Award
    2017 – Axiom Financial Award for support, referrals and outstanding professionalism
    2016 – American Best Real Estate Agents Real Trends
    2016 – Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents for Arizona in Real Estate
    Executive magazine
    2016 - West Maricopa Association of Realtors - Gold Award
    2015 - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's #1 Top Producers in Sun City Grand
    2015 - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's International President Elite Circle
    2014 - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's #1 Top Producer 2014 in AZ
    2014 - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Arizona Hall of Fame Team
    2014 - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's President Circle Team
    2013 – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's President Circle Team
    2013 – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Arizona Hall of Fame Team
    2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 – Ken Meade Realty's Top Team
    2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 – West Maricopa Association of Realtors® Platinum Team Award (highest level of sales excellence)
    Life time members of President's Round Table
    2011 (August) – only Northwest Valley Agent Team to be featured in the National Top Agent Magazine
    2001 – Karen: Ken Meade Realty's Rookie of the Year

Areas of Expertise

  • Active Adult Communities in Northwest Valley of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Specialize in Sun City Grand and Sun City West
  • Experienced in the other Northwest Valley Adult Communities -Sun City, Corte Bella, Sun Village, Arizona Traditions and Sun City Festival, Sun Village, Arizona Traditions and West Brook Village
  • Know models and floor plans
  • Multitude of excellent services from Moving, Loan officers, Handyman, Plumbers, Grout Doctor (you need something - we mostly likely can give you a good referral_

Community Involvement

  • Support Benevilla ( Benevilla is an ever-evolving nonprofit which seeks to weave a safety net for those who may be isolated and need assistance to maintain their independence.)
  • Support Human Society
  • Attend Music and Drama productions of Sun City Grand
  • Attend Performers int he area
  • Active in Sun City Grand Bridge Marathons
  • Attend Cardinal Football Games

Personal Background

  • Full-time Arizona Realtors since 2001
  • Sold over 1460 homes since 2001
  • Sold over $360 million in gross home sales
  • Consistently achieve multimillion dollar status
  • Over 20 years experience
  • Listing agent
  • Buyers agent
  • Karen born and raised in McCook and Grand Island, NE
  • Born and raised in Ogallala, NE
  • 4 sons, 3 of which live in Nebraska with the other living in Seattle, WA
  • School teacher for 25 years teaching grades 8-12 business and English
  • Adjunct computer instructor for University of Nebraska Chadron
  • Technology coordinator for the Ogallala school district
  • Tech support manager for Schwans in Marshall, MN
  • Internal help desk manager for Gateway Computers in North Sioux City, SD

Communities I Serve

  • Sun City Grand in Surprise
  • Sun City West
  • Corte Bella
  • Sun City
  • Arizona Tradition
  • Sun City Festival