KG Home Solutions- People, Process & Properties- Karen Gunn has a diversity of sales and leadership background that enables her to be an exceptional advocate for her clients. Prior to formally entering the field of real estate in 2008, Karen partnered with her husband on facilitating a number of projects in California, Oregon, Kentucky and Canada to acquire both residential and commercial properties. Having specialized in overseeing large jobs in the past Karen has managed major marketing rollouts for large-scale projects and understands the critical importance of building long-term relationships and applying an analytical framework to major financial decisions. Karen has successfully orchestrated countless transactions for clients utilizing these same core principles.
Karen's passion for design, gardening and transformation of personal space is a helpful tool in guiding clients to determine their personal preferences and associated costs. She applies her interest and aptitude for design in the preparation of a client’s home for sale, post-purchase remodel or interior material, finish selection and out door design elements. Having been married to a local attorney/residential developer, Karen has a strong grasp of land versus house values on the Peninsula and is particularly adept at helping clients understand the cost benefit analysis of remodeling/ building a home. She often advises her clients on what improvements translate to personal fulfillment versus those that add intrinsic value to the home for resale.
Karen's interest in real estate comes from growing up in a large family and a father who acquired properties focused on appreciation and cash flow to supplement the family income. Later, Karen married into a real estate family and has lived in Woodside & Portola Valley for over 25 years and raised her family. Her tenure on the Peninsula gives her unmatched knowledge of the nuances of different local areas, appreciating neighborhoods and development trends in home design. Karen's mission is to provide clients with the information they need to make good decisions and the support they need to achieve their real estate goals.