Karen Holmes

Blending business strategy with market savvy

Karen Holmes
Sales Representative
Karen is a seasoned business professional with over 30 years experience in real estate and the financial services sector. Her proven record has earned her a place in the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, and now she brings the same level of expertise to Shorncliffe Realty Inc. Brokerage. She blends the management skills acquired in business with a straight forward approach to get clients what they want and to make the process enjoyable.

A graduate of the University of Western Ontario (majored in English Literature), Karen's career success in management with leading organizations such as Merrill Lynch Canada and Dynatec Mining Limited gives her a deep understanding of the business world. Professional clients respect her business background and ability to relate to their unique needs. Her direct approach and warm personality are a part of every client interaction, and clients trust her to act with integrity.

Although experienced in all Oakville neighborhoods, Karen's expertise has led her to specialize in the higher end of the Oakville market. Karen chooses to work only in Oakville (vs GTA) and uses her extensive experience in custom building and land development to its best use, south of the QEW. Clients rely on her substantial analytical skills to determine the timing of their transaction and design a strategy specific to their needs.

Karen's clients rely on her market savvy and appreciate her commitment to the community. Karen has supported a number of important community programs over the years including acting as the sole sponsor of the Oakville Ballet. She has been a major sponsor for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and chaired a fundraiser in aid of WellSpring and The Salvation Army. This commitment to the community is a direct result of strong family values and was modeled in particular by her father, a Broker and 45 year veteran of the real estate industry.

In addition to being a long standing member of the Oakville-Milton Real Estate Board, Karen also owns a lakefront home in North Bay, Ontario (1 hour north of Huntsville) and is plugged into the local real estate community there. This beautiful city is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and an enviable lifestyle. Karen is proud of her home town and is happy to share her knowledge of the city to those looking to the north and is able to refer potential buyers, to the best in the business.

Karen's dedication to her profession and clients shows. Ninety-eight percent of her business is derived from personal referrals. Her reputation speaks for itself.

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