Karen Shenker, Agent in NYC - Compass

Karen Shenker

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker | Licensed as Karen D. Shenker

  • Multi-Million $ Club Member
  • Top 25 Producers - Corcoran
  • #3 in Sales Companywide – 9/2014
  • #1 Rental Broker of the Month - 8/2017 & 12/2014
  • Rated Top 1% out of 47,000 NRT Sales Associates nationwide
  • Certified Member of New York Real Estate Specialist (NYRS)
  • Senior Global Real Estate Advisor
  • Member of REBNY


Languages: Italian, Afrikaans


Oxford College - South Africa
New York University
Pace University

Client Testimonials

"I'm amazed after all that’s happened, today really came. You did more than anyone to keep this deal on track over many months, through many crises. I'm so impressed with your endless unflagging energy & your ability to find solutions to every problem."
-Ellen H., Buyer

"It is our pleasure to inform you that after dealing with several other brokers, Karen surpassed them in every aspect. She is a very professional & responsible person who is always available. Karen does her best to assure a smooth selling process..."
-Lilian H: Co-Op Board President, Client

"I have spoken with & met many brokers over the years & Ms. Shenker clearly stood out. She was warm, welcoming, professional & informative. She calmly answered all questions from what was to say the least a crowded open house while never losing her poise or focus. In a world where everyone seems to have a problem with others I just thought I would take a moment to say something positive."
-Richard L, Customer

"I was so impressed by Karens professionalism & attentiveness. It is only fitting that Karen be congratulated & rewarded for providing customer service & support well beyond my expectations."
-Seth A., Customer

"We wanted thank you for your unceasing efforts with respect to the our purchase. Needless to say, it wouldn’t have happened without you. We are very grateful for your help and look forward to our next real estate adventure."
-David & Tracey, Buyers

"Karen, your professionalism is remarkable! (we've dealt with some abhorrently bad agents and it's amazing how a little bit of professionalism makes the process so much smoother!)."
-Board of Directors for 330 S. 3rd St, Williamsburg, Client

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The Kalahari Owners @ 40 W 116th St.

About Karen

South Africa. Europe. The Middle East. North America. Having literally called four continents home, Karen Shenker is a seasoned real estate professional whose sophisticated international perspective is at the core of everything she does. And it is those qualities—coupled with a meticulous attention to detail and tireless work ethic—that have enabled her to succeed in New York’s ultra-competitive residential real estate market for over 14 years. She also specializes in investment sales & new development and is known in the industry as an HDFC sales expert, specializing in affordable housing since 2006.

Especially adept at knowing which elements are essential to turning a great property into a homeowner’s paradise, Karen doesn’t stop until this potential becomes a reality for her diverse roster of clients, which include New Yorkers as well as national and international buyers and sellers alike.

The proof of Karen's real estate prowess can be found both in the level optimal results she achieves, as well as her accolades.

Not only does she bolster a reputation for securing and/or selling the right property for an ever-growing list of satisfied and repeat customers, she is also a consistent recipient of the Multi-Million $$$ Club, #3 in Sales Companywide – 9/14, Top 25 Producers, #1 Rental Broker 8/17, 12/14 & consistently Rated Top 1% out of 47,000 NRT Sales Associates nationwide.

Karen is a master at spotting market trends and creating the successful outcome of any deal with the utmost care and integrity. She is vigilant about every detail and works tirelessly to provide the most accurate information and honest advice as she strives to inspire wise decisions and streamline the process.

Formerly a telecommunications and financial services industry executive, Karen developed an innate understanding for both the financial and emotional aspects of real estate, which further fosters a peace of mind among clients who know she will do everything in her power to help them obtain the perfect home and/or sell it for the best price. Her training also enabled Karen to hone her sharp negotiating and follow up skills.

Karen was born, raised & schooled in Johannesburg, South Africa. Originally an Upper Eastside resident for 22 years, Karen is now a contented resident/owner in Central Harlem where she’s also sold & rented many apartments over the years.

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