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About Karen

Compass is proud to announce its association with Karen Young. An integral part of Compass´ dedication to excellence is the collaboration of high caliber, capable professionals. Karen certainly fits that profile. Karen brings to Compass a wealth of knowledge, experience and professionalism. She earned her Bachelor degree from the University of Illinois and her MBA from Northwestern University of Chicago. Prior to obtaining her real estate broker license she worked over ten years with a top U. S. bank, as a vice president involved in commercial lending and investment banking. With over twenty years' experience in real estate, she has consistently been a top producing agent and a Certified Global Specialist. Prior to joining Compass, Karen was president of her own real estate firm which specialized in Global real estate services, providing relocation assistance, financial consulting and foreign investment opportunities.

More than 95% of her business is from referrals, which she finds extremely gratifying. She provides clients with the most professional, courteous and responsive real estate service. She has the skills, experience and knowledge to satisfy the needs of both buyers and sellers. A Bay Area resident since 1995, Karen has developed in-depth knowledge of local communities, and extensive experience in the shifts and trends of the Bay area Real Estate market. Karen specializes primarily in Mid-Peninsula towns from Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Francisco, and beyond.

Karen's Attributes: Integrity, knowledge, commitment, creating "TRUST" between herself and her clients. Her creative and positive attitude creates "ENERGY" to handle changing Real Estate market conditions at all times. Her proven track record is seen through the many referrals that have helped create "KAREN'S BUSINESS."


“We were fortunate to get to know Karen. At the professional level, she is highly skilled, knowledgeable, and result orientated realtor who knows the market and the area as well. At the personal level, she is honest, energetic,creative, warm, charming and easy to work with. With her help, we remodeled our home at the minimum cost and achieve high profit returns. Her unbiased advice, expert assistance, and the right tools help us selling our home quick and smooth. Thanks again.”

“It is unfair to say Karen is "one of the best" because she is simply THE BEST. We were introduce by our longtime friend when we tried to find our house when we moved here from East Coast. We never see anyone so proficient, enthusiastic , and energetic as Karen. She helped us find our dream home in Los Altos Hills . Thanks Karen for her helps!”

“When you have the best realtor working with you, she will become your friend for life!”

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