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In our latest book, Extreme Trust, we cite Karen Kelley as an example of top trustability in the real estate business, and would love to see more realtors with her business and work ethic. She’s the best. Martha Rogers, Ph.D., Founder of Trustability Metrics, and co-author of eight business best-sellers and a popular textbook on customer centricity and trust.— Martha Rogers and Dick Cavett, Buyer & Seller
Formidable and experienced, Karen Kelley, an associate broker with The Corcoran Group, is one of New York City's preeminent residential real estate brokers. Distinguished in the upper echelon of agents nationwide, Karen is ranked amongst the top producing brokers in the United States by The Wall Street Journal with almost half a billion dollars in sales. In 2007, Karen was ranked, with a team, #3 among 2000 brokers at the Corcoran Group with over $270 Million Dollars in sales. In 2012, she was named one of the top 75 brokers in Manhattan by The Real Deal. 2013 she was ranked among the top 1000 of NRT’s brokers Nationwide. In 2014-2015 Karen was ranked among the top 1% of NRT brokers Nationwide and in 2016 she was named among the top 500 of over 47,500 NRT brokers Nationwide ranking #1 in both Rental and Sales for the Upper West Side in January.Passionate about her work, Karen has achieved expertise in all areas of the marketplace from coops and condos to brownstones and commercial and investment properties. Her highly strategic and creative marketing plans have resulted in record breaking sales for new developments such as M Beekman, penthouses on Central Park West and stunning townhouses in Brooklyn Heights and on the Upper West Side.
She is a consummate professional, renowned for conducting seamless transactions for buyers and sellers alike, from showing to closing. Karen’s insight to the marketplace as well as the trophy properties she represents have been prominently featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Open House New York, New York Post and New York Observer. A classically trained soprano, Karen studied at two of the nation's leading conservatories, the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes College of Music. She has performed professionally in opera houses around the world, the zenith of which was on stage at The Lyric Opera of Chicago.Raised in a large military family, Karen moved around 13 times by the time she was 18, so she understands the stresses of moving and the importance of home.Possessing a working knowledge of Italian and a current student of Mandarin, Karen thrives in the multicultural metropolis of Manhattan. She owns a weekend home in bucolic Bridgewater, CT, which she shares with her two young Cairn Terriers, Juno and Henri.
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- 14 Years in Real Estate
- 10 Years in Opera Singing
- The Real Deal: Top 75 Listing Brokers in Manhattan - July 2012
- Top 2% of NRT's 45,000 Sales Associates Nationwide - July 2012
- Top Ten Company Wide - February 2007
- NRT Top 1,000 Sales Associates Nationwide - May 2013
- American Guild of Musical Artists
- Asia Society