Bilingual in Spanish and English, Karen Gilbert brings more than nine years' broker experience as well as a finance/accounting background to Ascent Sotheby's International Realty's clients. As a seasoned real estate professional, Karen prides herself on her market knowledge, negotiating skills, strong work ethic, and client relations.
Originally from Virginia, Gilbert moved to Vail in January 1996 after earning respective Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Accounting and Spanish from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Her background in accounting has proven especially useful when handling the finance and investment aspects of real estate transactions.
Outside of the broker world, Karen enjoys running, hiking, rafting and camping. She is an avid telemark skier and served as coach of the Vail Mountain School telemark team for the 2009-2012 ski seasons.
"I met Karen about 5 years ago when I moved to the area and was looking for a home to purchase. She initially helped me find a place to rent, which was incredibly helpful and gracious. For the next year (plus), she was continually persistent in showing me many homes and was patient, kind, honest and truly interested in helping me find the home that best suited my budget and needs. It was a pleasure to work with her and we have continued to call on her when we have wanted to pursue other real estate opportunities. We highly recommend her and will certainly use her in the future!"