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 Karen attributes her success to her unflagging devotion to serving her clients interest before all others.Karen's commitment to her clients is to provide professional service and 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.
Karen and David have been awarded the  Luxury Agent designation from the institute for Luxury Home Marketing.  Fewer than 5% of  agents nationwide have achieved this prestigious status. Karen has 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 our new firm.   
 
Having been connected to the High Country since the early 1980's, David and Karen have a wealth of knowledge of the area.  Just spend and hour with David and you feel as though you have had a guided tour of the history and future of North Carolina's most beautiful mountains. 
 
 "We feel that that knowledge and enthusiasm for our home,  helps us become a resource for buyer clients as well as sellers." 
 
The couple strongly agree 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 Barker,Broker in Charge at Barker Realty Group,David has been a licensed realtor since his days at ASU when he sold condos on Sugar Mountain as his after school job.  David is also an active volunteer in the community, participating in Blowing Rock Leadership Challenge.  He  volunteers at Blowing Rock Wine Festival and Symphony at Chetola.  David also serves on the Board of Directors for Mountain Alliance , a youth oriented program fostering young people's self confidence and appreciation for nature. A special passion of David's is the New River, whose headwaters are a mere 1/2 mile from their home. He created a program to teach middle school students about keeping this national treasure clean and healthy.  He also heads up an annual river sweep in conjunction with Blowing Rock's annual clean up day.  David has been awarded the SFR designation, Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist.  
 
Karen is a devoted mother to Jackson and Suzanne, and the three dogs. Karen participates in Blowing Rock Leadership Challenge. Volunteers with Blowing Rock Wine Festival, Symphony at Chetola, as well as being an active volunteer at school and with the church youth. Karen has been awarded the SRES designation, Senior Real Estate Specialist  
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Past Sales  

(10 all-time)
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Sell-side
01/01/2014
$508,000

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01/01/2014 - Sell-side - $508,000

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Sell-side
12/26/2013
$945,000

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12/26/2013 - Sell-side - $945,000

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Sell-side
06/14/2013
$210,000

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06/14/2013 - Sell-side - $210,000

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Sell-side
02/05/2013
$235,000

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02/05/2013 - Sell-side - $235,000

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Sell-side
01/18/2013
$850,000

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01/18/2013 - Sell-side - $850,000

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11/05/2012 - user953597
Sold a home in 2010.

Karen, is very good at what she does. She goes far and beyond what she needs to accomplish for her customers. She is a hard worker and very reliable. She holds high standards and is well knowledgeable in today's market in regards to what is available and is quick to understand what the client is looking for and works hard to deliver. I would highly recommend Karen Barker.  More Less 

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11/04/2012 - user8137465
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Greensboro, NC.

Karen is very helpful in every step of the process. She provides information and advice that makes the process of buying a home understandable to a layperson. Her people and negotiation skills helped me buy the home I am extremely happy to live in.

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11/01/2012 - user842395
Bought a home in 2012.

Karen was able to provide us accurate knowledge in the process of buying a home. She told us about the things that we should worry about and things that would not make an impact on our decisions.

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