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Karen Michalik has been a highly respected member of the Austin Real Estate Community since 1995.

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Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS), Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist), Quality Service Certified (QSC), Smart Home Certified

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Karen Michalik has been a widely respected member of the Austin Real Estate Market since 1990. Her commitment to excellence, creative marketing and attentive one-on-one service is how Karen has achieved a spotless track record. Her clients have consistently sought her advice and trusted judgment.

Her strong base of loyal repeat customers is the reason Karen has been so successful for over twenty four years. Her superior communication skills, genuinely listening to needs and goals while providing frequent updates on transactions are just a few of the many reasons customers keep seeking Karen.

Karen and her husband of 42 years, Don, have lived in Austin since attending college at Southwest Texas (now Texas State University). They are passionate about their love of Austin and all it has to offer, especially the hiking and running trails, arts, wonderful restaurants and, of course, the music!

Her civic involvement revolves around The Center for Child Protection and Health's Angels. Karen also supports LTLOV, an organization which helps assist and empower families in her community.

Professional organizations include Texas Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS and Women's Council of REALTORS.

Previews International Specialist

Million Dollar Guild for Luxury Home Marketing

Multi Million Dollar Producer

International Sterling Society, Coldwell Banker

Certified Seller's Agent

Accredited Buyer Agent

Certified Negotiating Specialist

Certified eMarketing Specialist

Certified Interior Refiner

Resale Ready Certification


Specialties & Recognition

Previews International Luxury Home Specialist

Million Dollar Guild for Luxury Home Marketing

Multi Million Dollar Producer

International Sterling Society, Coldwell Banker International

Certified Seller's Agent

Accredited Buyer Agent

Certified Negotiation Specialist

Certified eMarketing Specialist

Certified Interior Stager

Resale Ready Certification


Letters From My Awesome Clients

Karen is a long-time resident of the Austin/Lakeway area and thoroughly knows the community. She recently helped me with relocation from a different part of the state. With only a general idea of my price range, needs, and type of home, she quickly identified a number of possibilities that attracted attention. Karen approached things with a very upbeat and high energy style. She arranged appointment times, rescheduled as necessary, and offered her perspective on the pros, cons and real value of any home. She quickly helped me find the right fit.

Karen goes far beyond simply finding a home for you. She is more than willing to help negotiate contract terms, assist with closing, arrange inspections, supervise needed repairs or installations, provide names, numbers and contact information for utilities and service providers and generally ensure that buying a new home goes as smoothly as possible. Whatever your home needs may be in the Austin/Lakeway area, I would highly recommend Karen Michalik as your Realtor of choice. She has the market knowledge, the energy and the personality to simplify and take the worry out of any home buying experience.


Tom and I want to thank you so much for your help in finding a house here in Austin! I’ll never forget you braving that horrible weather last February, taking us around not only to see houses but also grocery stores, shopping malls and theaters just to make sure we had a real feel for the area. All that work, when we weren’t even sure it was Austin we’d be moving to!
We were unsure about neighborhoods, really general about what we wanted in a house and even vague on budget, and you worked with all those challenges (and made it seem like they weren’t challenges at all) to find us the perfect house, in the perfect neighborhood, at the perfect price.
We’ve moved a few times, and our experiences were always good, but working with you was the easiest move – and the most fun- we’ve had. Your help was invaluable and you are a terrific Texas ambassador! Best,Thank you, and please don’t hesitate to use us as a reference with future clients.

~D and T Pierson


I have bought and sold 6 different properties and Karen Michalik was a better agent than any one we have dealt with in the past; she knows her stuff! Fantastic job by Karen and we will definitely recommend her to our friends.

~D and S Kuni


I told all my fellow agents in my office about you! You are truly a professional! You did a wonderful job selling the XXXXX home! If I or any agent I know have a client relocating to Austin you will be the agent of choice.

~S. Delegge


Just by pure stroke of luck, our family ran into Karen Michalik with Coldwell Banker. With a large feat ahead of us, selling our home to purchase our dream home, Karen pulled through with flying colors. We were under contract in less than ten days! My husband and I have never had such an attentive and thoughtful approach like Karen’s business practices. She met every challenge with a smile and great attitude. My kids loved her and in the end we felt like family. I have to say she is totally honest with loads of advice and never pulled back when there was a hardship to overcome. She works hard for her clients and not a day went by that I felt like I was in the dark. She is the best Realtor we have ever had and I will call on her again in the future.

~The Ligameri’s