Karen Harberg

Karen Harberg



RealTrends.com 2020 #81 Top Agent in Texas by Individual Sales Volume
RealTrends.com Top 100 Best Real Estate Agents in Texas 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Top 25 Residential Real Estate Individuals, Houston Business Journal - 2014, 2012, 2011, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000
Houston Business Journal for Luxury 2020
Texas Monthly Top Houston Real Estate Agent
Texas Monthly Five Star Houston Home Professional - Every Year Since 2011
10 Best in Texas American Institute of Real Estate Professionals
Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty Circle of Excellence 1996 – 2020
Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty Circle of Excellence Hall of Fame – Pinnacle Award
Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty #7 Top Producer – 2016, 2015 & 2012
Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty #2 Top Producer – 2013
Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty #1 Top Producer – 2004
Over $650,000,000 in sales since 1997


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)

Professional Memberships:
Houston Association of Realtors®
Texas Association of Realtors®
National Association of Realtors®


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

Tulane University - Nutrition


Jewish Family Services
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Bunker Hill Elementary School Community Improvement Team

Client Testimonials

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"Karen is the best! This was our third transaction with her and we would never use anyone else. " -Heights Seller

"Karen is simply the best! We have used her to buy and sell our homes in the past. We faced a few obstacles starting with the Covid shut down a couple weeks after we listed our home. Karen and her team handled everything professionally and strategically until our home sold. Karen knows the real estate market inside and out. We definitely recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home. " -Tanglewood Area Seller

"Karen has helped our family buy and sell several houses and I just could not do it without her. She has such extensive knowledge of the Houston real estate market across a variety of neighborhoods. She is so adept at pricing real estate to sell for top dollar but not sit on the market to get it. We wanted a set amount for the sale of this house and she got that exact amount for us on the very first day our house was listed. The entire transaction could not have gone more smoothly. Whereas some realtors take a less hands-on approach, Karen will tell you EXACTLY what you need to do to get top dollar for your house. Every suggestion she made had a huge impact when showing the home and absolutely helped us secure our goal sales price. We love working with her and will continue to use her for years to come. I always say she is the hardest working woman in the business - she has an incredible amount of energy and endless tenacity on behalf of her clients!" -Briargrove Seller

"We scoured the market looking for a lease on our own. Once we let Karen take over, we got our dream property almost immediately. She and her team handled everything for us, leaving nothing to chance. The attention to detail and personal service were impeccable. I cannot recommend her highly enough for any and all residential real estate transactions." -Luxury Rental Tenant

"We had the best experience buying our new home. Karen has helped us buy and sell homes for the past 20 plus years. We definitely recommend her to anyone buying or selling. Karen and her team know every aspect of the real estate market!" -Spring Valley Area Buyer

"Karen Harberg is not only a dear family friend, but she is also an exceptional real estate agent. Karen has helped generations of our family (my father and now me) find and secure our dream homes. She is completely professional, utterly supportive, and available at each step of the processes of selling a current home and buying a new one. My daughter and granddaughter live with me in our beautiful new home; thanks to Karen, we have been able to improve our quality of life by transitioning to a better home for our unique multi-generational family. I know my own father would be thrilled to know that his dear friend Karen has had a hand in our happiness! " -Katy Buyer

"Selling our home was NOT smooth sailing, but Karen Harberg made a very difficult situation bearable. The inspection report yielded some surprising findings (with expensive resolutions), which led to a lot of back and forth with the buyers' realtor; fortunately for my family, Karen is the most experienced and competent agent in her field. She helped us resolve all of these issues in the most fair and equitable means possible while remaining supportive to us throughout. If you need a realtor who will represent, support, and go to battle for you, Karen ought to be at the top of your list." -River Oaks area Seller

"Karen was recommended to me by a very good friend and I am so grateful for her recommendation. We sold our home unexpectedly and needed to purchase something quickly. Karen worked with our time constraints. She put together a list of appropriate properties and we quickly decided upon one. She was efficient, professional, thorough and knowledgeable. Everything I’d ever want in a realtor. Great experience! " -Spring Branch New Construction Buyer

"Karen has assisted me in selling and buying 3 properties over the past 15 years. I have never been disappointed. She has always worked diligently and been extremely attentive, and has always provided excellent advice and insights. Cannot argue with success! And Perry has been a terrific help and has added greatly to overall capabilities. Thank you!!" -Memorial Park / Glen Cove Seller

"Buying a house can be overwhelming, but not with Karen Harberg! She walked us through every step of this process and made buying a home totally stress free. This was our second home to purchase with Karen, and I recommend her to everyone I know. There is no one more knowledgeable in this business! " -West University Buyer

"I worked with multiple agents. But non of them was like Karen. She was persistent.she never became tired. I put my house for sale with another agent from very famous agency but she couldn't sell my house and I know now why!! But with Karen I had multiple offer, then I wanted to rent my house again I had multiple offer too. I have to tell you agency is important but agent is more important.karen is also from very famous agency but also my previous agents were too but because of Karen I had multiple offer . I can not explain how much she was better than other agents.you will see after you try this agent." - Jennifer

"Karen Harberg and Perry MacAdams (Karen's assistant) is my "go to" team for residential real estate. They are professional, communicative, and so knowledgeable about the Houston real estate market. Karen and Perry come totally prepared to the first meeting. And they listen to what you have to say.
As the process continues, they are available to answer all questions. Karen helps you through the entire process: feedback, property comps, negotiations, through closing.
If you want to sell your house as quickly as possible for the highest price, I suggest hiring Karen Harberg. And you get her amazing assistant - two for the price of one!
" - Abbe

​​ ★★★★★
"My Husband and I have bought and sold many homes in our 51 years of marriage. We have never had such a positive experience as we had with Karen Harberg. Karen is the most professional and knowledgeable realtor we have ever used. Her tenacity, positive attitude, and wisdom made our 2 experiences fantastic!" - Phyllis and Jack

"Karen exceeds expectations in every aspect. She is the consummate professional and has made this a wonderful seller experience. Karen is the person you want on your team!" – Out of Town, Memorial Seller

"Karen, was right on the top of my list as my realtor and I was NOT sorry that I used her. She answered each question, followed by more questions to her answer and gave me a full picture of what I asked. She is knowledgeable and was concerned about all my questions and needs. It turned out I should have listened to her on my first offer since she is smarter than me, but she was right. Karen is 5-stars in my book and great to work with. Thank you, Karen!" – SW Houston Hurricane Harvey Flooded Seller

"Wonderful realtor in a tough market." – Repeat Client (Upper Kirby Buyer and SW Houston Flooded Property Seller)

"Karen Harberg went above and beyond to make sure that every. single. thing. was covered, and to make sure that my family was taken care of. She cares a lot too, which is not something every agent has." – River Oaks Repeat Client Buyer

"Karen communicated clearly and in a timely manner all through our short process with her. Our house was well marketed and sold quickly. We give her the highest marks in terms of competence and communication." – Montrose Seller (2nd Listing Agent)

"Very competent and knowledgeable realtor. Worked diligently on my behalf and provided excellent support and service throughout the transaction." – College Station Seller with Energy Corridor Home

"Professional, experienced would highly recommend." – Tanglewood Area Gated Patio Home Seller

"Wonderful experience from start to finish!" – Repeat Client (Arts District Seller & Heights Buyer)

"There is simply no one better nor more attentive to a client’s needs than Karen. We had some issues with leaving another property that, despite not being involved in nor responsible for, Karen jumped in and helped us." – Tanglewood Area High-Rise Buyer

"I love how you streamline the process so that we all can remain busy! Kudos to you; class act! And can’t thank you enough for the Big Success in the sale! You’re the best!" – River Oaks Area Seller & Buyer

"We couldn’t have found a better agent than Karen and she made the selling process very easy on us. We enthusiastically recommend her to anyone in the Memorial area who wants to sell their property at the best price and with the least amount of pain." – Memorial Seller

"We can’t thank you enough for helping us through our home journey. We couldn’t be more pleased. It’s so obvious why the success you have enjoyed comes about. You are client focused, have high integrity, and guide in such effective ways. Ours may not have been your largest transactions but we never felt anything but important to you." – Heights Buyer & Fort Bend County Seller

"We will definitely refer any friends or relatives that may need your assistance. Your professionalism and knowledge of the entire process has definitely proved successful results." – Spring Valley Seller

"You were great through the whole process! Unflappable, not pushy, professional, fun to be with!" – River Oaks High Rise Buyer

"We were out of the country buyers with some very specific requirements and Karen was absolutely outstanding in handling every single challenge with professional, confident and skilled ease. I would highly recommend Karen." – Relocation Buyer

About Karen

Whether you are buying or selling in Houston, Karen is all you need to know. Harberg joined Compass in June 2020 after 30 years in real estate, and is rated among the top one percent of agents in Texas by Texas Monthly and is consistently acknowledged as one of Houston's top real estate professionals by the Houston Business Journal, H Texas Magazine, and Real Trends.

In every real estate transaction, Harberg endeavors to do the right thing for each individual involved. "I see helping people buy and sell homes not as a job, but as a calling," she says. "I truly care about people, so honesty and sincerity are my top priorities in each transaction."

Repeat referrals and a prodigious customer retention rate are a testament to her work ethic.

When not at work, Harberg spends her time with her beloved husband, children, and grandchildren. She currently volunteers her time as a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Family Service, as a current member (and two-time president) of the Women's City Club, as a member of the advisory board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (and former member of the JDRF board), and as a member of the Bunker Hill Elementary School Community Improvement Team.

She previously served on the Community Improvement Teams for Frostwood Elementary School and Spring Branch Middle School, and is a former member of the board of trustees of Congregation Beth Israel.

This H-Town native is a role model for businesswomen of all ages and is passionate about giving back to her community. Her unstoppable energy, knowledge of all things Houston, and captivating personality make her one of the Bayou City's most outstanding Realtors.

Karen Harberg’s Listings

Listed By CompassOpen: 6/2 03:00PM - 04:30PM


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a living room with furniture and a fireplace
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a spacious bedroom with a bed and a window
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a bedroom with a bed and a flat screen tv
a large bathroom with a granite countertop double vanity sink a mirror and a bathtub
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an aerial view of multiple houses with a yard
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