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Buying or selling real estate is often one of the biggest transactions in any persons life. Whether its your first or fifteenth transaction- leave it up to the a true expert to market your property or help you find your dream home. With nearly 20 years of experience in the Global Finance, Construction & Real Estate and a masters degree in business- Karen is a local expert with a global knowledge and network and committed to providing world class service.

Karen considers it an honor to share the home buying and selling experience with each client. A Real Estate decision is an intimate (and confidential) moment of each person’s life, and a very important financial decision a client will make. Karen seeks to make this process as seamless as possible. Providing the finest research, intelligent analytics, strong negotiation, professional photography and a staging consultation (for seller clients), Karen excels beyond the competition to provide exceptional and professional service to each client, every time. 

Karen brings a vast breadth and depth of international business experience to work each day, keeping her clients best interests at the fore. With a focus on service, she garners exceptional results. 

Karen and her husband, Jack Brushert, own a privately held company, in the Luxury Construction sector supplying premium custom wood doors, windows, cabinetry, millwork and furniture direct to luxury residential destinations at Mauna Kea, Kukio, Hualalai, Kohanaiki, Mauna Lani and Kapalua & Makena, Maui. Factories are located in Guatemala, British Columbia, Canada, and Indonesia. 

Previously, Karen’s background was in corporate finance with Five-Star Resorts, and Private Golf Clubs. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts from ASU in Philosophy and a Masters in Business Administration from the American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird. 

Karen speaks conversational Japanese, and some Spanish. Golf brought Karen to Hawaii with a full golf scholarship to University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1984. She can still be found chasing the little white ball down an emerald green Hawaiian fairway carved between ocean and lava with neighbors and friends. 

Living on The Big Island and Oahu for almost 20 years, Karen loves to share the very best of Hawaii’s rich culture, wonderful amenities and innate beauty with both old time and new friends. Whether it’s teeing it up, tasting the flavors of the finest farm to table cuisine or wine tasting with old friends and new, Karen feels each day is a blessing to live in her beloved Waimea, and to call this special place home. It truly is a ‘dream come true’. 

Karen would love nothing more than help her buyers find their dream home or if the necessity arises to move or find a different home, Karen’s success at listing properties is unparalleled in price and days on market. She is available 24 hours a day to assist in discovering your Hawaii place in paradise.