Karen is the owner and Broker of Record at Sea & Ski Realty Ltd., Brokerage and has been involved in real estate for over 25 years. Karen chose the Real Estate Profession as a career because she believes ‘real property’ is one of the best ways to ‘invest’ your money. Karen’s great people skills coupled with her keen sense of ‘client needs’ are what makes her stand out in our profession.
Karen’s goals are simple: “To create long term relationships while providing outstanding service”. When Karen works with clients her intent is to facilitate what can be a complex transaction into a smooth process providing peace of mind to the clients during this period in their life. A large majority of Karen’s business comes from previous clients through referrals, and for this reason Karen feels she needs to work harder for you in order to bring you back again and again for all your real estate needs. Karen works with both buyers and sellers on a daily basis and uses this experience and knowledge to meet her client’s goals and dreams.
Karen was born in Calgary and moved to the town of Meaford in the 1970’s where she attended high school and was quite involved with sports and the SAC. Almost 40 years later Karen still teaches a Gymnastics night school class to the children from across the region and coaches the high school team. After High School, Karen attended and graduated from the University Guelph with a degree in ‘Social Sciences – Urban Geography’. Using her degree as a foundation, Karen has flourished as a Real Estate Professional and continues to be a leader in Organized Real Estate.
In 2010, Karen was elected to the position of President of the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound (RAGBOS). Today, Karen sits on committees through the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and is currently President Elect for RAGBOS for 2014. She will once again be president of our local Real Estate Board in 2015. In 2011 Karen was presented with the prestigious “Volunteer of the year” award from OREA for her hard work and dedication to our profession.
Karen’s interests are as diverse as her multitude of talents, alpine and cross country skiing are high on her list of activities along with snow shoeing in winter and competitive Tennis in summer. Her culinary talents run a close second to sporting activities and her love of the outdoors is only compounded when she’s home on her 100 acre property with her husband Russ. Walking the trails back to the river or climbing the hills to catch the sunsets overlooking the property and the driving range, Karen is as comfortable at home as she is at the office serving her clients.
So whether you’re thinking of buying or selling Real Estate in Grey County or Collingwood, please call Karen or e-mail her with your needs, wants and dreams. Both Karen & Russ are members of the Beaver Valley Ski Club and quite active in their local community in and around the Beaver Valley.