Meet Karen Hickman

About Karen

As a native Texan, Karen Hickman's passion and incredible drive have catapulted her to the top of the real estate field. Her achievements over the years have gained her national recognition and she was among the top 1% out of over 38,000 agents in North America at her previous brokerage. Her move to Pacific Sotheby's International Realty in 2015 puts Karen in a position to combine her 30+ plus years of real estate experience with an unparalleled global real estate network, positioning her at the forefront of industry marketing and technology for the benefit of her clients and their listings.

With over 30 years of experience, Karen has worked in all kinds of real estate markets and has represented buyers and sellers in many different areas of the San Diego region. Her familiarity with the diverse neighborhoods coupled with her enthusiasm and "can do" attitude is an invaluable asset to her loyal clientele. There's nothing Karen loves more than finding a dream home for her buyers or successfully completing a sale for one of her valued homeowners. It is not just about BUYING and SELLING houses - it is about representing YOU, the Client! It is about ensuring that my customers are more than satisfied; it is about a career that I am PASSIONATE about! I chose real estate after a successful business career in the corporate world because of the people-to-people interface, variety and flexibility. My extensive training, years of experience and varied background have provided me with the necessary skills to best represent my clients.

Karen centers her business on providing outstanding customer service and is often overheard saying, "It's my pleasure to serve you." Her energy is contagious and work ethic unrivaled. Karen is proud to be affiliated with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty, named the Best Real Estate Brokerage by the San Diego Union-Tribune and one of the fastest growing private companies in San Diego County. When your home is listed with Karen, you have the power of Pacific Sotheby's Realty's 17 offices in San Diego behind you, as well as a global real estate network encompassing over 750 offices in over 60 countries and territories.

Her involvement with the community and the San Diego Board of Realtors ensures that she is in constant touch with the future of a rapidly changing region. Karen also believes that it is important to give back to the community. For the past six years Karen has made a donation on behalf of every closed sale to the Charitable Foundation, which donates to many different San Diego organizations, and The Sunshine Kids, which helps children with cancer. Karen has also been a member of Childhelp USA for over 20 years , an organization to prevent child abuse.

With over 30 years of experience, Karen has worked in all kinds of real estate markets and has represented buyers and sellers in many different areas of the San Diego region.
  • Earned the Circle of Excellence Gold Award Winner in 2016 , 2017 & 2018 by the San Diego Association of Realtors and San Diego Union Tribune.

  • Named as one of San Diego's "Five Star Best Realtor" 7 out of the last 10 years by an independent survery of over 30,000 recent homebuyers in the San Diego area, and published in the San Diego Magazine.

  • Top producer and award winner year after year.

  • Licensed Realtor since 1985.

  • Member of San Diego Board of Realtors.

  • Member, Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

  • Member of Real Estate Brokerage Assocation of La Jolla.

  • Certified Relocation Specialist.

  • Member of California Association of Realtors.

  • Member of National Association of Realtors.

  • Successfully coached by the nation's top real estate trainers over the last 25 years.

  • Residential property sales & exchanges including fine residences and estates.

  • Knowledgeable analysis of property values & market trends.

  • Renowned credibility and expertise in resolving difficult transactions.

  • Exceptionally skilled negotiations and astute business sense.

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