Karen Bellows has had a long and successful career, leading up to joining Compass as a real estate agent in South Florida and key member of the Barkin-Gilman Group. In 2018, Karen cleared nearly $17 million in sales, and brought in approximately $25 million in listings. Karen started her career after earning a bachelor’s degree in business, management, and marketing from Florida State University, first joining the NCR Corporation, a global technology company specializing in point-of-sale and business solutions. Karen quickly moved on to 14 years of pharmaceutical sales with American Home Products. Karen took her sales training and expertise to transition into real estate, and has not looked back. Her extensive sales background and training have been instrumental in developing key specializations in luxury, waterfront single family/condo properties over the course of the past 18 years, where she continues to achieve the heights of her profession.
Karen lives in Harbor Beach and focuses her work there and in surrounding areas. You will frequently meet Karen out and about in the community walking her dog Ginger. Her husband Greg is the past Commodore of the Lauderdale Yacht Club and a local business owner. Karen and Greg’s two daughters are both graduates of the Pine Crest School; Alexa is currently pursuing her PhD at Johns Hopkins after studies at Cornell and Harvard, and Krista graduated with a Finance and Marketing degree at FSU before joining the Estée Lauder Corporation in New York as a senior financial analyst.
Karen is very active in her community. She is a member of Master Brokers, the Women’s Health Forum, and is a supporting member of the Children’s Opportunity Group. Karen is passionate about her profession and loves connecting with people and putting deals together through her vast network of friends and family. Karen also keeps up several personal hobbies in her spare time, including Pilates, cycling, diving, boating, and skiing. Karen loves all water sports and was a state-champion high school swimmer.