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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 client’s 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

  • 2­013 – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s President Circle Team (108 closed transactions)
  • 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
  • Magazine2001 – Karen: Ken Meade Realty’s Rookie of the Year
  • GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute
  • CNE - Certified Negotiations Expert

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
  • 1200+ Sold homes since 2001
  • Consistently achieve multimillion dollar status
  • Over 13 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 Schwan’s 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