Karen's Biography :
For over 33 years I have been effectively engaged in the real estate field, including residential and commercial sales, appraisals, and consulting. After obtaining my broker's license in 1993, I was affiliated with Smothers Realty Group and Baird & Warner in LaGrange. In 2005 I formed Landmark Realty Group ... a real estate brokerage firm specializing in the sale of residential properties in historic Riverside and the surrounding areas. I initiated and closed the purchase of the Arcade Building, written to be the first shopping mall in the country. This transaction commanded the highest price paid for a property in the immediate area. In 1998 I formed Victory Lanes, Inc., saving a vintage six-lane bowling alley. I not only handled the renovation of the building but managed and ran this successful business for several years while continuing to sell real estate.
Clients and fellow real estate brokers respect me for my consistent professionalism, honesty, and knowledge of the market. I have proudly established a distinct expertise with my effective pricing and negotiating skills. Having the gift for good design and attending Harrington Institute of Interior Design enables me to prepare and market my clients' homes in the best possible light.
I have been a Riverside resident for the past 30 years and reside in a new modern, mid-century ranch in North Riverside that I designed and built. My two grown children were raised in Riverside and attended the public schools.