Karen grew up on the South Coast of New South Wales (NSW) and her mother, Margaret Murphy, was one of the first female licensed real estate agents on the South Coast. Margaret was a successful agent and had offices in Sanctuary Point, St Georges Basin and Huskisson. Karen spent her weekends as a child helping in the office. She also worked as a property manager in the early 1990s at The Professionals in Huskisson, where her mother was the Licensee.
Karen’s working career started at the State Bank of NSW, in Nowra, at the age of 15. By 17 she had purchased a block of land in St Georges Basin and at 21 she sold the land for a 300 per cent profit. She then used the funds to build her first home in Sanctuary Point. By her late 20s, Karen had purchased her first investment property, and so her interest and passion for real estate began.
During her career, which spans more than 30 years, Karen has worked in the finance, insurance and real estate industries. Karen spent eight years as the Principal of her own mortgage broking business, assisting people in buying property and refinancing their home loans—her specialty being advising clients with small‑to‑medium investment property portfolios.
Karen is the proud mother of three, and lives with her children in Curtin ACT.
A good real estate agent can be hard to find but we definitely found an excellent one in Karen. She has a sunny disposition, and was motivated and proactive throughout the whole sale. She communicated with us constantly, updated us and sent us reminders. We were pleasantly surprised and have no hesitation in recommending her to prospective sellers.
Karen made everything much easier for us. She was honest, practical and positive in her approach. We were amazed at what she achieved in such a short amount of time, and all with a smile. We would definitely recommend her to others.
Karen was a breath of fresh air. She was knowledgeable. She listened. She followed through on all promises, and she went out of her way to guide me through the process.
Karen has helped me buy two properties, and she is great to work with. Professional, customer-focussed, reliable, and with great attention to detail. I can thoroughly recommend Karen.
As first home buyers, Karen helped us to navigate the confusing world of real estate. It was a completely personal approach, understanding our needs and thinking outside the box. We would recommend Karen to anyone.