Karen Eastman Bigos

Karen Eastman Bigos

Broker Associate


On March 2, 2023, Karen hosted an art show reception at the Milllburn Free Public Library, for the retired Chief of the Millburn Police Department. Over 100 people attended the event to celebrate the art work of lifelong Millburn Resident, W. Paul Tighe, who is turning 94 this month. This was his first ever art show. 


Buyer's agent, Listing agent, Relocation, Consulting, Property Management


University of Florida - BA

Client Testimonials

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"Karen did an excellent job evaluating, marketing, and selling our home. She worked tirelessly, even going as far as planting our flower pots in the rain! She's energetic and extremely responsive. Her expertise shows. All of this lead to a very quick and successful sale over our asking price. We would highly recommend her!"

"Karen, there is no realtor more familiar with the market and history of Millburn/Short Hills as well as the most professional, hardest working agent around. I couldn't imagine my family using anyone else. Thank you."

"I grew up in Millburn and when it was time to sell my family's childhood home, we turned to Towne Realty and Karen Bigos. The sale occurred during an extremely busy and stressful time in our lives, and Karen and her team worked efficiently and with the utmost professionalism. They provided excellent advice based on their experience and market knowledge to make the process as easy and smooth as possible. I highly recommend their services."

"Karen’s energy and dedication in getting us to the end zone was greatly appreciated by the whole family. She is a true professional that goes that extra mile for her clients. In our particular situation, Karen was able to navigate and balance the personalities of four siblings and their spouses with ease. She made everyone in the family comfortable I would not hesitate to recommend her."

"We recently decided to move my parents to a retirement home out of state. They had been in their house for 60 years. A tough decision for all. Karen was extremely helpful through the entire process. She is very knowledgeable and guided us every step of the way. Her recommendations were well thought out and were such a tremendous help in getting the house ready to put on the market. The house sold in less than 1 month which I didn't think would have been possible. Thank you Karen!"

"Karen was extremely helpful with the sale of our home in Short Hills. With three decades of experience in the area, she intimately knows the market and is able to manage your expectations. All of our phone calls and texts were returned promptly and her data bank of sources that were needed to get our house ready to market and staged were all top notch. Moreover, her marketing efforts were most impressive."

"Our parents' house was not an easy sell, particularly in a tough market, and we're very lucky to have worked with Karen, who helped us sell the house quickly and at a good price. She's seen it all, having grown up in the town and become a successful real estate veteran. Karen's very knowledgeable about permits and other requirements and has the credibility with officialdom needed to resolve problems, some of which, in our case came out of the blue. She knows a lot of vendors (e.g., surveyors and environmental firms) and, as a successful broker, she generates a volume of business that kept them responsive on timing and pricing. All in all, a truly impressive performance."

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I am proud to support everything that goes on in Millburn-Short Hills. Currently raising thousands of dollars for the American Legion Post 140 by ordering and installing over 75 Hometown Heroes Banners for Millburn and SHort Hills of current and deceased veterans as well as active Military members. For years I have raised and donated thousands of dollars to Millburn-Short Hills Youth Baseball, Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society, Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce, Millburn-Short Hills July 4th Celebration, Roctoberfest in support of the Education Foundation of Millburn Public Schools, The Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills, The Karen Eastman Bigos Scholarship for a Millburn High School Graduate, Gold sponsors of Winter Walk in Millburn (and the creator and admin for the facebook page with over2,000 fans), Millburn Fire Department, In the last twenty years my team and I have donated over $125,000 to local charities, organizations and worthy causes like raising thousands of dollars to Explore Millburn-Short Hills, following the devastation of Hurricane Ida.
About Karen
I'm your 411 for info about Millburn, Short Hills & Summit, NJ. Text me: 201-417-1600. I know these towns inside & out, with my eyes closed. I've been selling real estate for 39+ years. I've sold over 1,000 homes totaling over $1billion in sales in Northern NJ. In 2022, my team of 3 was named Top .05% of Small Teams in NJ by Real Trends, listed in the WSJ.

You don't hire me and then get handed over to a team of new agents who know nothing about how to sell a house. You get ME. My experience, my knowledge, my loyalty and my team. Local experts with global reach on over 100 websites and over 18,000 followers across social media platforms. We now have five members on The Bigos Group team and we continually network, brainstorm and share business with our colleague Xiaoxing Zhao and her team of three.

For several years, I was the top agent in sales production at both Weichert Realtors and Burgdorff Realtors in the Short Hills Offices during the 1990's and before I left and opened Towne Realty Group in 2006. Named number 1 agent for the entire company at Burgdorff in 1997 and 2004, and also the Number 5 agent for all of ERA Realtors. We transacted over $1.5 billion in sales volume in our first ten years and donated over $120,000 to local charities and organizations.

A Millburn High School graduate, I'm still involved there and our company has donated thousands of dollars to scholarships and the Education Foundation.

A true expert in Millburn, Short Hills & Summit NJ real estate. Unlike most other agents, I focus on these 3 towns. My office, works in the surrounding communities on the Midtown Direct Train line stops and nearby towns in Essex, Morris, and Union Counties.

Awarded by my peers at Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, Fall 2010 conference for OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA SAVVY. 2014 Best Brand Integration. I am proud to move from Towne Realty Group to Compass in 2022.

Recognized as a Five Star Professional Agent for customer service for eleven consecutive years and winner of numerous awards including community service recognition from the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce and a 20 year recipient of the NJ Million Dollar Sales Club Award from 1986 to 2006.      

Karen Eastman Bigos’ Listings

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