About

Specialties: First Time Buyers, Lakes, Vacation Homes

Dreaming of a home by the lake, or a country escape? Allow me to be your guide to the Lake Life I know and love so well!

“Escape To the Lake”. That’s been what I’ve been doing for over 30 years.

Having been lucky enough to have raised my own family lakeside, with many wonderful times spent together at our beloved Lauderdale Lakes home I am able to guide you with firsthand experience in your search for the perfect lake home. As avid boaters and water-skiers we love the outdoors and everything southern WI has to offer. I know the “ins and outs” of most area lakes, both personally and professionally. I also know firsthand how precious a vacation home can be in creating lasting memories and fostering great joys with friends and family…and that’s truly what I want for all my clients. To experience the same lifestyle that we have created for our family.

I have dedicated my career almost exclusively to helping people find the lake house or country estate of their dreams, specializing in second home real estate. I also know intimately what it is like to split one’s time between an Illinois primary home (I hail from Naperville) and that place “Up North” – the home that you really can’t wait to get back to as fast as you can!

My clients tell me I am easy to get to know and that they appreciate my ability to listen. I am very patient and resourceful, and most of all, I love helping people in whatever capacity is needed.

I truly believe the perfect-fit home is out there for you if we work diligently to find it. Sometimes I will know “just the one” early on in our time together – even if it’s not officially listed, as I have a vast network of resources from my years living and working in the region. Other times, it might take longer, but I do everything I can to make our time together enjoyable and productive. I specialize in Lauderdale Lakes, Whitewater Lake and Lake Beulah, among others across three counties.

I also sell both primary home and investment properties. My sellers additionally appreciate my hard work, marketing savvy and my straightforward, energetic approach…from a detailed market analysis, to staging assistance, to professional negotiations and contract management.

To achieve your real estate dreams, there are first a lot of down-to-earth questions to be asked, decisions to be made, and facts to be checked. I will help you, knowledgeably and honestly, from start to finish, in attaining your real estate goals. My clients know they can count on me, always.

As I said at the start, I have a genuine passion for living in this fabulous area of Southeastern Wisconsin. Giving back to this great community is also important to me, and I support local charities, businesses and boards that make life here so special, especially around the Lakes. And finally, in my “spare” time, I enjoy boating, snowmobiling and, believe it or not, auto-racing - as a driver and a spectator!

In all, I am passionate about everything I do. But, truly, my greatest passion is for helping people achieve their dreams…. If I can be of assistance in making your realty dreams a reality, please contact me soon. I’d be happy to help you to ”Escape To WI”.

Awards and Achievements:

Keefe Real Estate Million Dollar Club member every year since 2004

2005 Keefe Real Estate Bronze Award

2006 Keefe Real Estate Over $5 Million Award

2014 Keefe Real Estate Most Influential Award

2015 Exemplary Business Planning & Exceptional Sales Growth with over 100% Increase in Volume above $5 Million

2015 Exemplary Business Planning & Exceptional Sales Growth with over 50% Increase in Transaction Sides Above $5 Million

2015 President’s Circle Award

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Reviews

Highly Likely to Recommend
11/13/2017 -
Seller

She was great to work with. Listen to my ideas and friendly, on top of the situation when things came up, great listener and kept me informed.

Highly Likely to Recommend
11/13/2017 -
Seller

Great! Went the extra mile, above and beyond!

Highly Likely to Recommend
11/13/2017 -
Buyer

She was professional and very knowledgeable. She responded to my emails, texts and calls quickly. She went out of her way to find our home.

Highly Likely to Recommend
11/13/2017 -
Buyer

Knowledgeable, attentive, attention to detail, expertise, motivated

Highly Likely to Recommend
07/03/2017 -
Seller

Very good. Within 60 days Karen had a good way with me and buyer which made it easy to solve any problems. She did well & she is reliable and honest.

Highly Likely to Recommend
07/03/2017 -
Buyer

Very dedicated, knowledgeable, and caring.

Highly Likely to Recommend
07/03/2017 -
Seller

She worked very hard at selling our property and made a very positive impression on all our prospects. She is very personable.

Highly Likely to Recommend
07/03/2017 -
Buyer

Karen was great to work with! I would not have bought the house without her! I am grateful for all her hard work!

Highly Likely to Recommend
07/03/2017 -
Buyer

Professional, knowledgeable, helpful.

Highly Likely to Recommend
07/03/2017 -
Seller

Very professional, wonderful personality, and extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

Highly Likely to Recommend
07/03/2017 -
Buyer

Extremely professional, friendly, resourceful and great follow-through.

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