Karen is an accomplished real estate broker with an enduring reputation for excellence that is enhanced by her straightforward, discrete and personable approach with both buyers and sellers.
Born and raised in Montreal, Karen has a deep knowledge of a variety of neighborhoods, having called several areas home over the years – most recently the downtown Golden Square Mile and Westmount. Representing properties blessed with quality, style, and location in Montreal’s most desirable and prestigious neighborhoods including, but not limited to, Ville-Marie, Westmount, Old Montreal, N.D.G/Côte-des-Neiges, Hampstead, Côte-Saint-Luc, Outremont, Nuns’ Island, Cité du Havre and the Plateau Mont-Royal, Karen’s services have also been successfully called upon to represent waterfront and luxury properties in the West Island, Eastern Townships, and Laurentians.
Having joined the real estate industry with over twenty years of experience in sales, marketing, management and design, Karen hit the ground running in 2001 and has never looked back. Her sales achievements have been recognized with Hall of Fame and multiple Platinum awards, and Karen has been a top producer at Sotheby’s International Realty Québec since joining the agency in 2007. Karen was recognized as a Top Tier producer with Sotheby's in 2014-2015.
Karen’s integrity, skills and experience, combined with her commitment to respond to clients both on and off the island with a hands-on, well rounded and personalized boutique approach, ensure the utmost in customer service and the loyalty of her extensive local and international clientele.
Languages: English, French
Properties (Rentals / Lease)
You've always been there for us throughout this journey, with professional advice, guidance and friendship."Fate brought you into our lives many years ago when you sold our neighbour's apartment, and now you have done the same for us. You've always been there for us throughout this journey, with professional advice, guidance and friendship. You've been beyond terrific and we will always be grateful."
Phyllis & Robert Friedman, Montreal (2016)
We couldn't be more satisfied with the whole experience."We met Karen at an open house six years ago and were so impressed with her that we decided right then that she would be our agent when we would sell our house. Six years later, we hired her and she sure delivered. Within about 40 days and after about 40 visits, she sold the house. She staged the house perfectly with an expert, worked with a great team and always answered our texts and phone calls right away. She was patient, worked to better the offers and advised us to not settle. We couldn't be more satisfied with the whole experience."
L. Thomas & M. Guertin, Westmount (2016)
You are very professional and you care and it shows."We are happy that you are busy and doing well! Keep on with your style as it makes you so different than the other agents and was for us the selling point in going with you. You are very professional and you care and it shows.
We love our new home you will have to come for a glass of wine after spring break."
J. Loranger & V. Muscalu, Westmount (2016)
Many many thanks to you Karen – you are the one to be congratulated."Many many thanks to you Karen – you are the one to be congratulated. You have my most sincere gratitude for all your hard work, and admiration for your sensitive and diplomatic skills in selling my apartment."
M. Somerville, Habitat '67, Montréal (2015)
Your personal investment and the comfort we felt while working with you has certainly made this important decision a whole lot easier. We thank you so much Karen."We were reluctant to put our house on the market. In part, because we had not found an alternative that would match, neither in elegance nor quality, the home we had lived in for so many years. We had run into you on several occasions and were clearly impressed by your affability and professionalism. When we finally decided that it was time to consider moving into a space more manageable in size, and having met other agents, we decided to sign with you. We were offered by most other agents what we wanted to hear, but not with you. We were impressed by the background research you offered. You did not throw previous and current sales at us glibly, but took the time to share your thinking, opinions and suggestions with us honestly. We listened to why and how these sales matched our home. This property, however, was our cherished home. It was not just another property!
Following our first meeting there was little pressure to sign up with you, nor to agree or disagree. Throughout the process we did not feel pressure and we were very thankful for this. We did, however, receive continual feedback when visits occurred, both verbal and written. You were easily available if we wanted to make changes or simply be reassured. Our sale was quick and until the last you have helped to make this sale a little less painful. The process of negotiation with our buyers went smoothly. Again, I believe this was due to your diligence and experienced savvy. In the end, I can only give our thanks to you. Your personal investment and the comfort we felt while working with you has certainly made this important decision a whole lot easier. We thank you so much Karen."
Charles & Dorit Desbaillets, Montréal (2015)
Having worked with other prominent agents, Karen certainly stood out as the best and most interested and dedicated to her client's success. We would recommend her without any hesitation."We shared a very pleasant and positive experience working with Karen. She showed great initiative, determination, as well as a very personal touch. Her ideas for presenting the apartment were very well thought out, and contributed greatly to the sale of our residence.
Having worked with other prominent agents, Karen certainly stood out as the best and most interested and dedicated to her client's success. We would recommend her without any hesitation.
With sincere appreciation,"
Ruthie & Barry Feinstein, Montréal (2015)
Karen guided us through the selling process with kid gloves."In 2012, we put our home on the market. We had several visitors but no offers.
In 2013, we changed brokers and listed with Karen Karpman. Whenever a buyer was coming, she went through the house thoroughly and she made sure the lights were on, the blinds were open and the accessories perfectly arranged.
Finally we received an offer from Karen’s buyer. Karen guided us through the selling process with kid gloves.
When we closed a few months later, everyone was smiling!"
Diane & Morrie Cohen, Westmount (2015)
Si vous désirez être représenté par une « VRAI » professionnelle, Karen est la personne toute désignée."Je ne peux que recommander très chaudement les services de Karen Karpman à titre de courtier immobilier. J’ai eu la chance et le plaisir de travailler avec Karen lors d’une récente transaction et tout au long du processus, son professionnalisme ne s’est jamais démenti. Elle a démontré beaucoup de rigueur, d’ouverture, d’écoute et de disponibilité, tout en ayant une attitude toujours très positive. Sa connaissance du marché est remarquable, son expérience incontestable, jumelé à une personnalité très agréable. Bref, si vous désirez être représenté par une « VRAI » professionnelle, Karen est la personne toute désignée."
J. Saint-Laurent, Montréal (2015)
There are some people who cross our path and make a difference in our lives. For us, you will always be one of them."There are some people who cross our path and make a difference in our lives. For us, you will always be one of them. Thank you for your professionalism, your availability, your kindness and your smile."
If you ever need anyone to testify to your diligence, your creativity, your sense of responsibility, your integrity, your reliability, and your vision - all done with a warm, light and personal touch, please put the two of us at the top of the list!"Thanks for all your excellent work on this file. If you ever need anyone to testify to your diligence, your creativity, your sense of responsibility, your integrity, your reliability, and your vision - all done with a warm, light and personal touch, please put the two of us at the top of the list! You have really gone above and beyond on this one and we very much appreciate it."
L. Adams & G. Troy, Westmount (2014)
We have been delighted with the services of Karen Karpman as real estate broker in our move from New York to Montreal."We have been delighted with the services of Karen Karpman as real estate broker in our move from New York to Montreal. Karen provided us with all available listings based on preset criteria for a Westmount home; she and her team arranged for initial visits and helped us narrow our search. The Offer / Counter-Offer process for our selected home was extremely professional and timely enabling us to come to an agreement within hours.
Throughout the process, we admired Karen’s dedication, professionalism, sound advice based on the most recent facts and analysis, and extremely pleasant approach to doing business; we also greatly appreciated Karen’s flexibility working around challenging competing meeting schedules.
Having moved several times in different countries and owning several homes, we have experience in teaming up with real estate agents. Karen had been highly recommended to us by one of the best real estate brokers in Canada working in another market; Karen exceeded our high expectations created by such a strong endorsement. We highly recommend Karen Karpman as a real estate broker."
Dr. Y. Bergevin & Dr. E. Hailu, Westmount (2014)
We both felt very comfortable that we were in good hands."Thank you for making us feel that all the transactions we have had in the last months have been handled thoroughly and professionally. We both felt very comfortable that we were in good hands."
A tenuous and challenged deal reveals the true skill and commitment of a professional intermediary. I could not endorse her more highly.“I have worked with Karen on three successful transactions over the past two years (two sales and one purchase). Our most recent collaboration involved a very significant sale on the West Island. Karen was able to introduce a viable and commercial offer within six months of our listing, and she enabled a closing shortly thereafter. During this process, Karen was charged with managing a demanding vendor alongside an even more demanding purchaser. She endured late nights, lengthy conversations and many frustrating moments, sustaining a fragile transaction throughout. Karen shepherded the sale by deftly assuming the roles of agent, cultural diplomat and deal psychologist. A tenuous and challenged deal reveals the true skill and commitment of a professional intermediary. I could not endorse her more highly.”
She made us feel that we were her only clients.“It was a pleasure to work with Karen Karpman who had the mandate to sell our Penthouse in downtown Montreal. A professional in every sense of the word, Karen is savvy, well informed, organized, and detail oriented. She made us feel that we were her only clients as she was always open and available for discussion. She followed up in a timely manner and personally showed our condo to potential clients. Karen marketed our property effectively, was focused and assertive, while consistently demonstrating respect and integrity. Her sense of humor and positive approach was much appreciated, especially during the negotiating process. We would recommend Karen to represent anyone who is selling or buying a property with utmost confidence.”
Thanks to you, the deal went through. You played your role eloquently.“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your patience & professionalism throughout a challenging negotiation. I would say that thanks to you, the deal went through. You played your role eloquently. Thank you again.”
Nous souhaitons vous remercier... Bravo!“Nous souhaitons vous remercier pour tous les efforts que vous avez déployés au cours de ces derniers mois... dont celui de vous exprimer et d'écrire en français. Bravo! L'expérience d'un achat et d'une vente a été pour nous particulièrement intéressante et nous avons beaucoup apprécié de vous connaitre à cette occasion."
The clear evidence of the highest level of professionalism would, without hesitation, allow me to recommend Karen.“I was charged with arranging for the sale of a large family country estate with three homes, situated on a grand and beautiful Eastern Townships lake. I decided to award Karen the mandate knowing of her dedication to detail, ethics, and her absolute willingness to turn over every stone in an effort to accomplish the mandated task. Karen made several full day trips to the property, accompanied on many occasions by potential interested parties who learned of the opportunity by virtue of strategic and well-placed ads. Of further significance, Karen wisely opted to partner with the regions’ premier real estate agent, giving her even greater insight into the virtues of the area, as well as increasing the exposure of this estate. All of this led to the sale of the property in which all stakeholders were deemed to be satisfied. The clear evidence of the highest level of professionalism would, without hesitation, allow me to recommend Karen.“
Votre patience, votre honnêteté, et votre juste compréhension des choses ont permis la réussite de cette vente à l'avantage de tous."Je tiens à vous remercier personnellement du professionnalisme dont vous avez fait preuve dans ce dossier. Votre patience, votre honnêteté, et votre juste compréhension des choses ont permis la réussite de cette vente à l'avantage de tous."
One word sums her up - Professional."Karen's attention to detail and her negotiating skills made the sale of our condo a stress-less and profitable experience. One word sums her up - Professional. We would use her again and recommend her to our friends and family."
Ms. Karpman has a rare blend of qualities that allow her to be a strong advocate for clients.“Karen Karpman made shopping for a house feel like an exciting adventure. Her lovely demeanor and calming presence enriched my home-buying experience. There is no question that my husband and I would not have found our new property without Ms. Karpman’s skilled assistance. Ms. Karpman has a rare blend of qualities that allow her to be a strong advocate for clients without being overbearing or pushy. She is a GEM!”
Je peux bien dire que vous êtes un des meilleurs avec lesquels j'ai fait affaire. Merci!“Dés le début, nous avons été impressionnés par votre professionnalisme et votre attitude positive. Oeuvrant moi-même dans le domaine de l'immobilier, je suis trés bien placé pour reconnaître un courtier professionnel. Je peux bien dire que vous êtes un des meilleurs avec lesquels j'ai fait affaire. Merci!”
We would recommend Karen very highly to any potential seller of a heritage property or any other type of property or apartment.“Karen Karpman handled our mandate in a very professional way. She is a very dedicated and pleasant person to deal with and methodic in her approach with potential buyers. We would recommend Karen very highly to any potential seller of a heritage property or any other type of property or apartment.”
A significant part of the success of “La Closerie Condominiums” can certainly be credited to Karen’s unique abilities and talents.“Karen learned the project to the details and performed in a very professional manner never losing her charming attitude towards the clients. A significant part of the success of “La Closerie Condominiums” can certainly be credited to Karen’s unique abilities and talents.”
Karen stepped in to an almost lost situation and with her intelligence and savvy closed the deal.“Karen Karpman sold our home for us in 24 hours! She has a well thought out and patient approach to selling and buying homes. In fact, while attempting to negotiate the purchase of our next home with the owner myself - with which I was unsuccessful - I found myself searching out Karen’s help. Again Karen stepped in to an almost lost situation and with her intelligence and savvy closed the deal. I highly recommend Karen.”
I would highly recommend her services to anyone who wants property sold by an ‘expert’.“I chose Karen because of the excellent service she provided to my sister and her husband during the purchase of their home. Karen worked with me and helped me attain the best price in the sale of my condo and purchase of a new one. She is hard working, reliable, knowledgeable, dedicated, and pleasant to boot. Karen follows through and follows up. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who wants property sold by an ‘expert’.”