Karen Ivey

Karen Ivey

Broker Associate


Karen is an accomplished and experienced sales and marketing professional. She began her real estate career while living on the Alabama Gulf Coast in 2006. She moved her real estate practice and family to Austin in 2010. Karen was inspired to be a Realtor after assuming the role of contractor when building her family home and realized her love for architecture and real estate. Karen enjoys envisioning what is possible and encouraging her clients to explore their ideas and goals.

Karen believes that real estate is truly about her clients, it is personal. She emphasizes the need for trust, communication and strives to help her clients get the knowledge to empower them in making an educated and informed decision about one of the most significant milestones in their life. Clients come first with Karen. She diligently works to know and understand an individual or family’s needs. It is her desire to assist each client in finding the home in which they will make life’s memories! Karen understands the challenges involved when buying or selling a home and works to make the process as stress-free and seamless as possible. She believes in staying current on trending markets and changing strategies utilizing this knowledge to enhance the negotiating process to her client’s advantage. Whether buying or selling a home, Karen prides herself on providing success driven guidance and support.

When not working, Karen enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with her kids in their many activities and watching her husband play drums in his current band. Karen and her family embrace all that makes Austin unique, amazing, fun and yes, at times "Weird."

October 17 2019

I don't know that we would have gone through with buying a home without Karen. We met Karen through her sister Kathy, who is my co-worker, about three years ago and hit it off from the start. We knew then that we would use her as our Realtor when we were ready. From the beginning, she was wonderful. She explained the process before we looked at our first home. She was very patient with our questions and crazy requests (oh the things you think are important when you start looking) and truly listened to what was important to us in our home, which by the way, is our first home. As she showed us houses, she helped guide us in knowing what to look for, where to look, what to look at, what our expectations should be, etc. We ended up with a new build (which we had never thought would be a possibility for us), at a comfortable price within our price range, and to be really really honest with you, in a home that is so much nicer than either of us ever thought we could get as our first home.

Once we started the buying process, she was always there to attend all meetings with us, took the reins in dealing with the builder and their crazy non-sense, and responded promptly to any panicked call or text (no matter the time). She truly made this stressful process seamless. She even attended our closing and got us the perfect house warming present when we got our keys!

Karen has been invaluable to us throughout this, and we will be sure to use her in all real estate transactions in the future (and will be happy to recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell their property). Although we know it is her job to be a Realtor, the treatment we received really showed that she cared about us and our future. Karen was already in our social circle when we started this, but she is now a close friend who we look forward to seeing many more milestones with.

Virginia and Dale

August 1 2018

This is not the first time we have worked with Karen. There is a reason we go back to her. Karen is prompt, dedicated and looks after her clients. She is absolutely fantastic to work with, personable and we can’t ask for anything more from an agent, a friend, and family member.

Ganesh Balakrishnan

July 1 2018

I have purchased a few houses in my lifetime, but never have I had an agent work so hard for me. Karen has gone way above and beyond in her service to me. She is a one-in-a-million Realtor. I will refer all my friends and family to her. She takes her work so seriously and has kept me in the loop and on task every step of the way. I truly think she never sleeps. I just can’t praise her enough. She is my lifetime Realtor, and now Karen is also a lifetime friend.

Kendra Thomas

May 1 2018

Karen Ivey is a consummate professional. It’s been a pleasure working with her. And Karen knows how to stage a house. I will recommend Karen and Realty Austin.

Paul Weyland

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436 Brady Ln - MLS# 1508520
  • $727,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 1508520 
  • Henry P Hill
  • 436 Brady Ln
  • West Lake Hills, TX 78746
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2391 Sq Ft 0.24 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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4321 Vail Dv - MLS# 6180131
  • $676,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6180131 
  • Falconhead West &
  • 4321 Vail Dv
  • Austin, TX 78738
  •   5 BD 4 BA 4311 Sq Ft 0.25 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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