Karen Barker attributes her success to her unflagging devotion in serving her client's interests before all others. Karen's commitment to her clients is to provide the highest level of professional service and to help you achieve your dream of a mountain home. In our current economy, Karen believes each buyer and seller should be educated to the changes occurring in real time so that your real estate decisions are made based on market information and professional insight. She also understands that in today's market it is not enough to drive people around and unlock doors. The real estate professional must be prepared with information, insight, and skill. Karen has been awarded the Luxury Agent designation from the institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a task fewer than 5% of agents nationwide achieve, and the SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designation. Karen has also been awarded top sales agent in her past firm for the last three years and is excited to bring that same level of energy and excellence to Mountain Sotheby's International Realty. Having been connected to the High Country since the early 1980's, Karen offers a wealth of knowledge of the area. Just spend an hour with her and you feel as though you have had a guided tour of the history and future of North Carolina's most beautiful mountains. Karen is a devoted mother to Jackson and Suzanne, and the three dogs. She participates in Blowing Rock Leadership Challenge and volunteers with Blowing Rock Wine Festival, the Symphony at Chetola, as well as in her children's schools and with the church youth. Karen Barker has been a broker with Mountain Sotheby's International Realty since July 2013. She specializes in the residential real estate markets of Blowing Rock and Boone North Carolina.