Karen is a long time resident of Harbor Country®. Moving to Grand Beach, Michigan over 30 years ago with her large family, she made the Harbor Country her permanent residence.
From 1980-1990 she coordinated all the sales at South Cove the Moorings. Upon completion, she moved to Forest Beach and then proceeded to spend the next ten years coordinating all the sales at this lakefront community. When this project was completed, she opened KLJ Real Estate at 44 S. Whittaker St, in New Buffalo, MI. The rest, as they say is history. From the minute, she opened her doors this small but thoughtful office gained enormous popularity. Her claim to fame was her ability to find the right house for the right family for the right price. Her reputation grew as people realized her ability to stay connected with her past and present families. Never losing touch and remaining available down the road to help with all the basic needs and sometimes-even babysitters.
In June of 2008, Karen's office and KLJ Real Estate became Crawford Group Sotheby's International Realty. She continues to love what she does and thanks to her high energy level continues to serve the real estate market in her own very personal way. Karen accomplished all this while raising eight children - and now she is the proud grandmother of 14.