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Memorial

14340 Memorial
Houston, TX 77079
  • Direct: (281) 582-3910
  • Cell: 281-630-8816
  • Fax: 281-493-0003

Karen Martin is what clients call “a dream come true” Realtor®. One client elaborates, “She was very professional, available, efficient, savvy and fun!"

Karen handles with the greatest of care her clients' wishes and concerns. Her goal is to make every transaction as seamless as possible, understanding that buying or selling of a home is an important, major venture in people's lives. With a committed, upbeat attitude and depth of knowledge, Karen has helped her clients reach their goals time and again.

Since becoming licensed in 1996, clients have repeatedly given Karen kudos for her professionalism. One says, “Karen is a pleasure to do business with and is by far the best Realtor I have ever worked with.”

Karen's success in the real estate business is reflected by her continual recognition as one of the Memorial office's Top Ten Producers.

Born and reared in western Ohio, Karen lived part of her childhood in Europe and India and her adult years in Wisconsin and New Jersey as well as Houston. She taught high school English in public schools before shifting careers to the residential real estate business.

Married with three grown daughters scattered from coast to coast, Karen loves being involved in the community by serving on civic, school and church committees, and being passionate in supporting charitable activities for the homeless and the visually impaired.

She is very knowledgeable, attentive, proactive, great communicator.

Seller

2017-08-01


I would recommend Karen Martin to any and all friends, she is the best realtor anyone could hope for. Her experience and market knowledge were invaluable to me in selling our home, I couldn't have done it without her. Karen is always prompt and thorough. I can't thank Karen enough for her hard work!!

Seller

2017-03-06


We had a wonderful experience with Karen Martin!

Buyer

2016-11-17


Karen Martin is an outstanding realtor and a real pleasure to work with. Karen's market expertise and in depth knowledge of the area neighborhoods proved very helpful. Karen maintains a very positive and highly professional attitude. I will be happy to work with Karen again in the future.

Seller

2016-05-19


Very fine lady. She gave us tremendous confidence and peace of mind. very professional and very nice to us.

Seller

2015-11-06


outstanding agent

Seller

2015-07-29


We were working with Karen from well before our house went on the market. She was able to give us her thoughts and input on what would, and also what wouldn’t, be effective improvements to help sell our house, offering invaluable advice. When we went to market, she moved very quickly and efficiently to get the house visible in all sectors of the marketplace, and gave us valuable feedback from early Open House viewings. When a potential buyer appeared, Karen worked very smoothly with the buyer’s realtor to negotiate the sale and set up the paperwork. Her procedural knowledge and faultless attention to detail ensured the sale completed on schedule and without drama. We were very pleased to have had Karen working with us through this Sale and our earlier purchase. Karen is extremely professional and yet very, very pleasant to work with. We have no hesitation in recommending her to others.

Seller

2015-06-08


Karen had previously looked at a number of properties with us, and, when we saw one we wanted to buy, Karen was ready to move quickly. She guided us through all the stages of house-purchase, and handled all the paperwork with great attention to detail. Our purchase went through very quickly, and without complication. We were delighted to have had Karen working with us.

Buyer

2015-06-08


This is the fifth time Karen Martin has been our Realtor in Houston. She is totally professional in her handling of the process of finding a home to selling the home. My husband and I would highly recommend Karen to anyone we know coming to the Houston area looking for someone who is knowledgeable of the area and and the current market.

Buyer

2014-10-28


Ms. Martin and I met because she listed a neighbor's home. That neighbor and others who knew her from the local community spoke highly of her as a professional and as a person. I found her to be everything they said and more. Karen is smart, funny, gracious; she assisted me in key ways to prepare my house to show as well as possible; and when the inevitable issues came up during the sale, her pleasant and businesslike manner smoothed over things that might have otherwise developed into problems. Paperwork is at the heart of the sale of real property, and Karen navigates these waters skillfully. We and the buyers were always on the same page (no pun intended) as we went forward toward closing, and the closing itself was a happy one for all concerned. When choosing a realtor, I believe many factors come into play -- one has to feel that all the voices are heard and that fair play is the rule; that one trusts the advice given, and so forth. I believe one advantage Karen has over many others is her ability to work with others -- realtors, clients --- so that this enormous decision (to sell? to buy?) can be made with more confidence and less stress. I highly recommend Ms. Martin as a person of intelligence, integrity and widespread information.

Seller

2014-06-18


Wow! Karen was amazing and we appreciate her hard work finding our new home in Katy in less than a week! She is a fantastic realtor and a pleasure to work with!

Buyer

2014-06-16


She's the best agent ever and the only one I ever use!

Buyer

2014-03-17


Karen is a joy to work with and I would definitely recommend her services!

Seller

2014-02-05


Karen was a pleasure to work with and very helpful throughout the buying process.

Buyer

2013-12-24


Karen went out of her way to make the process painless for us as first time homebuyers. She has a firm grasp of the market, listened to our needs, and provided excellent advice and referrals when asked. Thanks to Karen, we not only beat out two other offers, we had a high quality inspection and now have a handyman and furniture refinisher we can trust. Karen even provided advice on what additional insurance coverage was advisable for the Houston area. Five stars to Karen. She was a joy to work with.

Buyer

2013-11-15


We can't say enough to complement Karen Martin on all that she did to make our home buying experience as positive and stress-free as possible. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive - she literally walked us through each stage of the process. She was not only engaging on the front end of questions and issues, but was very thorough on following up thereafter. I will strongly recommend Karen and Heritage Texas Props. whenever I get the opportunity. After all, how often does your Realtor feel as much like a stand-in mom as a real estate professional?? Best regards, Gregg and Jennifer Lister

Buyer

2013-10-10


Attention to details and very knowledgeable. Did a great job of soothing nervousness and helping with indecision.

Seller

2013-09-29


Not only did Karen Martin assist my husband and me in purchasing out new home; but, she was instrumental in speedily selling our previous home. She is an outstanding, personable, and knowledgeable Real Estate Agent. I have and will continue to recommend her services to others without hesitation.

Buyer

2013-08-13


Karen quickly rented our house and provided extra service to keep the new renters happy with the deal. She also helped introduce them to the neighborhood amenities.

Seller

2013-08-02


Mrs. Martin was outstanding and most professional in her conduct with me and the other realtors whose clients bid on the house. I was always in the know,very satisfied in our development of the listing price ,and encouraged by her understanding of my needs and the analysis I had done. Working together we effectively listed and marketed the house which in turn maximized our return;the whol;e oprocess was highly successful because of her!

Seller

2013-07-28


We truly appreciated Karen Martin's professionalism, knowledge, energy, and thoroughness. Karen made sure that we were well informed on all pertinent issues relating to the sell of 1102 Gardencrest Ln; Hstn, TX; and the purchase of our new home at 4515 Cinco Forest Tral; Katy, TX. We have recommended Karen to family and friends and will continue to do so. Her service was excellent.

Seller

2013-07-22


Karen is an outstanding Realtor!!! She was very well prepared for the listing presentation and kept me informed as we progressed to the closing. There were never any surprises!!I highly recommend her!!!!

Seller

2013-07-15


This was our second transaction working with Ms. Martin and we would highly recommend her. Karen is detail oriented, conscientious, available and always professional. And, to top it off, she is very personable and a pleasure to be around. We will miss her.

Buyer

2013-05-31


Extremely professional and knowledgeable, always available, very personable. I highly recommend her.

Buyer

2013-05-14


Karen is a marvelous realtor, will use her in other transactions Rowland Carey

Seller

2013-01-28


Karen Martin was a wonderful realtor to work with. She understood that we were relocating to an unfamiliar area and gave us her expertise on the real estate nuances, differences in neighborhoods, present and future home values and regulations specific to Houston. She answered any question we had, advocated for us when needed, was a wonderful resource of information and referrals. We felt comfortable with her and she is a person of high integrity.

Buyer

2012-12-13


Very knowlegable about the market and houses. Makes sure the client is always informed. A pleasure to work with.

Seller

2012-09-03


Karen is a delight to work with. She is very competent and knowledgeable and we would definitely work with her again.

Buyer

2012-08-09


We love working with Karen!

Buyer

2012-08-03


Karen was a pleasure to work with and we had a great experience purchasing our home!

Buyer

2012-07-30


This was our 5th real estate sale or purchase with Karen Martin as Realtor. Mrs. Martin exemplifies true professionalism. The most recent purchase was a very difficult transaction because the agent on the seller's side, Elena Quiroz, was hostile and vindictive towards Mrs. Martin. This negatively affected the progress of the sale and our closing on the property! We will be informing TREC about this situation with the seller's agent, Ms. Quiroz.

Buyer

2012-07-21


Karen is most professional, knowledgeable and well trained. This was our fourth real estate transaction with Karen Martin, and probably not the last. She went above and beyond to ensure our home sold and closed despite difficult circumstances.

Seller

2012-05-23


Karen was always available, quick and thorough responses, friendly & genuine person. We enjoyed this home purchase more than any other because of her attitude. Glad Joan Carr referred her to us.

Buyer

2012-05-13


Karen went above and beyond in serving the needs of my wife and I. She worked with us to quickly sell our property. She not only advised us on ways to maximize our home's value, but she helped to make it happen. All of the people she put us in touch with were great, from a home-repair man to our mortgage banker! If it wasn't for Karen, I don't know what we would have done!

Buyer

2011-11-17


Couldn't think of any other realtor we would want to work with in Houston. Outstanding job! Thank you for everything.

Seller

2011-09-02


Karen was the best agent I've had representing me to date. And I move a lot! She was in tune with both my needs and the needs of my spouse; she understood our price point, the type of dwelling we were looking for, and the markets/subdivisions we selected. She was wholly focused on representing my family - she was truly our agent in every respect: managing difficult sellers/agents, providing clear and concise feedback, and communicating concisely. She is competent & personable. A rare find.

Buyer

2011-08-29


Karen is wonderful...above and beyond the expectations we had for realtor.

Seller

2011-07-07


We love Karen! She was perfect.

Buyer

2011-05-27


We appreciate Karen's professional service very much. She is very knowledgable about the area that we were looking and stayed pleasant and positive during our 10 months house hunting process.

Buyer

2011-05-21


We had an excellent relationship with Karen and a good experience in selling our property with her help.

Seller

2011-01-31


Karen and I worked for a long time to find the perfect house. She was patient and diligent through the process. She quickly learned what I liked and disliked and was very easy to work with. There was never any pressure, and Karen just worked to make sure that we were completely confident in our decision. She was an excellent negotiator, diplomate, and professional. I have and will continue to reccommend her to any person in need of a realtor.

Buyer

2010-09-27

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