Karen Paulsen, Agent in San Francisco - Compass

Karen Paulsen

Broker Associate | DRE 01351931

About Karen

Please visit my personal website at WWW.KARENPAULSEN.COM

My success in real estate is directly related to the satisfaction of my clients! My business is primarily referral based, and I provide service long after the sale closes. I’m always available as a resource and to help folks transition to new homes.

I’ve been a consistent top producer and award winning Contra Costa County Broker since 2002 with over 60 Million dollars in past listings and sales. I  specialize in Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut Creek and Moraga.  I was featured on KTVU Channel 2 in a segment regarding the Lafayette economy.  I’ve lived in Lamorinda for 32 years, and been very involved with the schools, sports, and local organizations.  My firsthand knowledge of the community is something my clients seek out. I also have excellent relationships with other Lamorinda agents which helps my clients achieve their goals.

I feel it’s very important to market and price homes with the utmost care in order to achieve top price. About 90 % of the homes I sell are staged. I use a professional stager that takes the characteristics of each individual home into account so that it’s presented to the market in the best possible condition. Pricing is an art that requires an understanding of the list price that will generate the highest possible offer.

 I really enjoy working with buyers.  I’ve been through two very busy multiple offer markets and one recession and have lots of experience in helping clients purchase with successful offers no matter what the market is doing.  Most importantly, I believe in working closely with you to find that perfect home your family will enjoy for years to come!


My transition from a previous career caring for patients as an Operating Room Registered Nurse came naturally. In addition, I have been an entrepreneur, business owner and real estate investor for over 25 years. I currently reside in Moraga with my wonderful husband of 32 years. We have two daughters both with BA degrees from Chico State University.


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