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KAREN McCARTY, ABR, CRS, LHMS

(512)345-1030________ (512)413-3788


karen@austinhomes.net

RESUME

BACKGROUND

Texan by birth - Galveston, Texas___ Austinite since 1969
Two daughters, Trista and Raina; Two grandsons, RJ and Moose; One granddaughter, Gabriella
Work history prior to real estate in state and federal government fundraising,
office transition, election ballot security and ballot recount and legislative aide.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Sam Houston State University
MBA Program, St. Edwards University, In progress
Commercial and Investment Certificate Progam - Basics, Brokerage Program CCIM 101
ABR, Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council - Accredited Buyer Representative Program
CRS Certified Residential Specialist Program
LHRS Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

EXPERIENCE

Entered residential sales 1980
Became licensed broker 1982
22 years residential sales experience
2 years commercial sales
6 years new homes and custom homes

DESIGNATIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

CLHMS, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
CRS, Certified Residential Specialist
ABR, Accredited Buyer Representative
TXCABA's Max Awards Finalist for "Realtor of the Year", 1995

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Texas Association of Realtors (TAR)
Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR)
Austin/Central Texas Realty Information Service (ACTRIS)
Realtors National Marketing Institute (RNMI)
Women's Council of Realtors (WCR)
Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC/ABR)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Board of Directors, Austin Civic Ballet
Laguna Gloria Art Museum
Board of Directors, Austin Contemporary Ballet
Austin Symphony League Show Home
Women's Art Guild
Slavin-Nadal Ballet Guild
Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae

HOBBIES

Ballet
Snow skiing
Golf
Hunting
Working out

PHILOSOPHY

Real estate is an ever-evolving industry, and the high tech aspects of the business allow me to enhance my services. I can send wonderful pictures of sellers' homes at rapid speeds, for long distances to help buyers make their home selection. This is good, efficient business. But the real essence of real estate is PEOPLE. I like to take the time to learn more about the person, the family, and the life style to provide the best service possible for that family. Before finding you the right house, we will find you the right neighborhood. Personal service with a personal touch is the key ingredient to a successful move.

COMMITMENT

  • I'll provide you with Quality Personal service. You will receive the absolute truth regarding market comditions, favorable or not. I will strive to provide you with as accurate and recent information available to help make your decisions easy.

  • I'll work hard to ensure that you have a pleasant buying/selling experience and the closing runs as smoothly as possible. Your stress in the process will be minimized because I carry through on all commitments. "A satisfied customer tells his friends."

  • I am available anytime, seven days a week. The work is hard, the hours are long, but but the rewards of a job well done are worth it.

  • You will receive information regarding all phases of your transaction - in writing or buy telephone.

  • You get 100% effort, or I will not accept employment.


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