Karen was born and raised in Ithaca, giving her the benefit of a broad knowledge of the area. Before deciding to explore her passion for real estate in 2008 she worked for 11 years in the veterinary field as a Veterinary Technician and in Veterinary Management. More recently, she held the position of Manager of Operations at Ithaca College ’s Student Health Center for seven years.
She has been closely connected with both Cornell University and Ithaca College for many years, earning a Bachelors degree from Cornell University in 1990 and more recently, a Certificate of Completion for Ithaca College ’s nationally recognized Leadership Program. “I look forward to utilizing the knowledge developed and skills honed during this intensive course to help lead people through their real estate transactions,” Karen says. “Let my commitment and energy work for you!”
With a lifelong interest in horses and a diverse riding background, Karen was Assistant Coach for the Cornell University Men’s and Women’s Polo teams for 24 years, and the Head Coach of the local Interscholastic Polo Squads. In addition, Karen has a strong interest in the community arts, especially the local theaters and school music programs. Her family has a long history of participation with the Ithaca City School music programs, in which her two children were highly active, and Karen now serves on the board of the Ithaca Community Orchestra.
Sellers- Karen looks forward to aggressively marketing your property through the use of traditional advertising tools as well as the very necessary online resources that are available today and expected by buyers and sellers. Along with marketing, appropriately pricing your property is the key to a timely, successful sale. Please contact Karen to discuss a comparative market analysis.
Buyers- Organization, communication, and follow through are crucial requirements for a buyer’s agent. Highly desirable properties can come on the market and go under contract before most buyer’s have even been made aware of their existence. Karen will notify you of appropriate properties immediately so you won’t miss out on the right home for you!
In general, Karen specializes in prompt communication and follow-up as well as top notch customer service. Although always professional, she tries to make your real estate experience a fun one.
"I am dedicated to the highest standard of integrity and customer service and look forward to putting my energy and commitment to work for you.
Upon completion of every real estate transaction I donate to a non-profit organization of my client's choosing. I have greatly enjoyed making donations to dozens of local, national and international charities because of my real estate career."