Karen is one of those rare people who has both an entrepreneurial spirit but also has a love of numbers, accounting, and detail. Being a kid with a paper route who then studied accounting in college led to her opening her first business out of school which she maintained until meeting her future husband, Aaron, at the local gym.
Sharing many interests, including backgrounds which included running their own businesses, the couple earned their real estate agent licenses at the same time, determined to create something new together. After a year working with a small company on the Eastside, in 1999 they joined forces with Windermere Woodinville.
During those first five years with Windermere, Karen and Aaron worked as separate agents. Karen served as a relocation expert, working with clients such as Microsoft. In this role she forged many long-term relationships and learned how to communicate with clients from different cultures. Since 2004, Karen and Aaron have worked as a team at Windermere, offering buyers and sellers a wealth of experience and complementary sets of strengths.
Karen also leads an active volunteer life at her children’s schools, at church and in her running club. Through her community service, people get to know Karen as a hard worker, one who is trustworthy and responsible and it is an easy choice to utilize her real estate services.
Karen’s business ethic of honesty, integrity and hard work, reflects her family values. The mother of two young daughters, Karen is grateful for the abundance of friends and acquaintances she and Aaron have made through the business. She also loves real estate because it allows her to work as a full-time agent and as a full-time mom.
When not working, enjoying her family or volunteering, Karen can be found running long distances up to 30 miles – at a time!
Karen’s keys to success?
“When running I enjoy pushing through the ups and downs similar to the path of a real estate transaction,” says Karen. “It can get bumpy, but through hard work and energy, we will get to the ultimate goal!”