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Designations

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist), Quality Service Certified (QSC), Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)

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About Me

A Trusted Source for Austin Real Estate Information!
Committed to Making Your Sale Go Quickly & Smoothly!
Dedicated to You Having a Fantastic Real Estate Experience!

First, let me just say, it's not at all about me! It's about you, and helping you find your niche' in Austin; a place to raise your family, retire, or enjoy the single lifestyle. Austin has so much to offer you!

I've lived in Austin over 35 years, and have been a Realtor since 2007. There are so many reasons why I'm still here. Before choosing Austin, I traveled the world, lived in 12 different places, and 6 different states. I know this city now, as the cliche' goes, "like the back of my hand", and I will use that experience to help you and/or your family find a wonderful home. (Want to know a "cut-thru" town and not get stuck on Mopac or IH 35?--Turn off your GPS, and call me now!)

My degrees are from the University of Texas and Kansas State, I worked in laboratory medicine for over 25 years (and did cancer research at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston), helping people with their health care needs.

My passion is home redesign, and that is the primary reason I am in Austin. I love the outdoors, (second reason), was a first class Girl Scout (like an Eagle Scout, but for girls). My nature is calm, friendly, creative, sarcastic and detail orientated.

Austin is a hub of creativity. People who think "outside the box" really do love it here. Whether your passion is architecture, the outdoors, nature parks & trails, museums, or computers, you can fulfill it in Austin. Apple, Dell, Samsung, Freescale, AMD, 3M, Applied Material, Motorola, HomeAway, Google, Amazon and Facebook are all here for a reason! Austin offers a lifestyle that attracts creative people, no matter what their passion is. Creativity grows exponentially with collaboration, and like-minded people gravitate toward like-minded people.

Austin has a home for you, too, and I want to help you find it. There are more fun filled adventures waiting for you than you can imagine. I must warn you, though, your "bucket" list will grow! But isn't that what life is about? Your experiences are what make you, "YOU"! So get ready to expand your horizons, your knowledge and your creativity!

You'll often hear "Keep Austin Weird". Like Forest Gump said in the movie, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you just never know what you are going to find!" This diversity is what makes Austin great! Whether your passion is biking, hiking, swimming, geocaching, boating, fishing, water skiing, visiting wineries, shopping, music or dining, it can all be found in old Waterloo, (which is what Austin used to be called--a little history lesson thrown in, too!)

There are 7 lakes on the Colorado River, a chain of lakes called the Highland Lakes, three of which run thru the Austin Metro area, (Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin & Lake Travis). There are so many fun-filled, water-related activities to experience, places to go and things to do, you'll never want to leave Austin until your own bucket list is complete!

So, to help you get started with your Austin bucket list, I recommend adding the spring fed Barton Spring Pools, Hamilton Pool Preserve, as well as the Bob Bullock Museum, the Texas Capitol, the Driskill Hotel, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, South By Southwest (SXSW), the Republic of Texas Bike Rally (ROTR), the Austin City Limits Festival, the Zilker Park Festival of Lights and, of course, Soco, the West End and Sixth Street at night. Whew! You may be here awhile, if you want to experience all that Austin offers, just like me!

Whether you are buying, leasing or selling real estate, my enthusiasm, attention to the details, and my commitment to making your real estate experience unparalleled, I hope you will keep my name at the top of your list when it comes to Austin real estate.


Karen Choate: Committed to excellence, dedicated to her clients, and your key to Austin!

Specialties

Resales & New Home Sales
First Time Homebuyers
Global Luxury Market
Executive & Custom Homes
Cartus Relocation Certified
Land/Lot Purchases
Retirement Communities
Investment Properties

Markets

Austin
NW Austin
Cedar Park

Lake Travis
Leander
Liberty Hill

Pflugerville
Round Rock

Qualifications

Member ABOR (Austin Board of Realtors)
Member TAR (Texas Board of Realtors)
Member NAR (National Board of Realtors)
Member of the Cartus Relocation Network
Balcones / Spicewood Home Owners Association, Board of Directors Secretary
Coldwell Banker International & Luxury Market Certified

Balcones Country Club Women’s Association Board Secretary

Credentials

BS, Bachelor of Science

ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative
BPOR, Broker Price Opinion Resource

CARTUS Relocation Certified

CCS, Certified Condo Specialist

CLCS, Certified Luxury Condo Specialist
CNE, Certified Negotiation Expert

CPRES, Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist
CHMS, Certified Home Marketing Specialist
CMHS, Certified Master Home Stager
CPRES, Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist

SFR, Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource

VLB, Veterans Land Board Certified