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Karen Choate

Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker Realty
10900 Lakeline Mall Dr Ste 600
Austin, Texas 78717

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About Me

About MeA Trusted Source for Austin Real Estate Information!
Committed to Making Your Sale Go Quickly Smoothly!
Dedicated to You Having a Fantastic Real Estate Experience!
First, let me just say, it's not at all about me! It's about you, and helping you find your niche' in Austin; a place to raise your family, a home basically fits you, and your lifestyle. Austin has so much to offer you!Why should you, select me, to help you?I've lived in Austin over 35 years, and have been a Realtor since 2007. There are so many reasons why I'm still here. Before choosing Austin, I traveled the world, lived in 12 different places, and 6 different states. I know this city now, as the cliche' goes, 'like the back of my hand', and I will use that experience to help you and/or your family find a wonderful home. (Want to know a 'cut-thru' town and not get stuck on Mopac or IH 35?--Turn off your GPS, and call me now!)My degrees are from the University of Texas and Kansas State, I worked in laboratory medicine for over 25 years (and did cancer research at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston), helping people with their health care needs.My passion now, is helping my clients with their housing needs. I love the outdoors, was a first class Girl Scout (like an Eagle Scout, but for girls). My nature is calm, friendly, creative, sarcastic and detail orientated.Why should you select the Austin Metro area?Austin is a hub of creativity. People who think 'outside the box' really do love it here. Whether your passion is architecture, the outdoors, nature parks trails, museums, or computers, you can fulfill it in Austin. Apple, Dell, Samsung, Freescale, AMD, 3M, Applied Material, Motorola, HomeAway, Google, Amazon and Facebook are all here for a reason! Austin offers a lifestyle that attracts creative people, no matter what their passion is. Creativity grows exponentially with collaboration, and like-minded people gravitate toward like-minded people.Austin has a home for you, and I want to help you find it. If your current home in Austin no longer fits your needs, I will help you sell it and buy another one. The best clue that your home no longer works for you, is the rooms are used for purposes they were not designed. For example, do you use your dining room for a playroom, or your bedroom for your office?Do you spend your weekend mowing, but would much rather be downtown, taking in the music scene, meeting new people and eating scrumptious meals at the downtown cafes? Are you kids in school and you need a second living room, or loft, where they, and their friends, can gather, or a big backyard where they can play? I help my clients analyze their housing needs, and get ready for their future.You'll often hear 'Keep Austin Weird'. Like Forest Gump said in the movie, 'Life is like a box of chocolates, you just never know what you are going to find!' This diversity is what makes Austin great! Whether your passion is biking, hiking, swimming, geocaching, boating, fishing, water skiing, visiting wineries, shopping, music or dining, it can all be found in old Waterloo, (which is what Austin used to be called--a little history thrown in, too!)There are 7 lakes on the Colorado River, a chain of lakes called the Highland Lakes, three of which run thru the Austin Metro area, (Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin Lake Travis). There are so many fun-filled, water-related activities to experience, places to go and things to do, you'll never want to leave Austin until your own bucket list is complete!

Skills & Specialities

Short Sales and Foreclosures
Investment Properties
Relocation
Farm & Ranch
Lot/Land
Luxury Properties
Recreational
Probate Sales
Buyer Representative
Retirement
Vacation/Second
First Time Buyers
New Homes
Global Luxury
Luxury Homes

Qualifications

Balcones / Spicewood Home Owners Association, Board of Directors Secretary
Member of Texas Board of Realtors (TAR)
Member of Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR)
Member of National Board of Realtors (NAR )
First Class Girl Scout
Lifelong Christian
28 year Member of Balcones/ Spicewood Country Club
Member of Cartus Relocation Network
Previews International & Luxury Market Certified

Awards & Honors

Top 10% Connections on LinkedIn
Awarded Realtor.com's Online Marketing Award of Excellence 2010
Multi -Million Dollar Club 2007-present

Languages

  • English

Credentials

Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS), Certified Master Home Stager (CMHS)
CertIfied Condo Specialist (CCS), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
BS, Bachelor of Science
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Broker Price Opinion Resource, (BPOR)
CARTUS & NuCompass Relocation Certified, Previews International & Luxury Market Certified
Luxury Property Specialist

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