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Karen Smith

With a real estate business fueled 100% by word-of-mouth referrals, my clients place confidence in my ability to work in a timely manner with little to no stress on their end. My clients trust that I will listen to their wants and needs, act with integrity, maintain confidentiality, and keep them up to date. It brings me joy, when I can tell by a client’s tone of voice or expression on their face that they fell in love with a home. When they find their dream home and I ensure their transaction proceeds without a hitch—that’s where I find joy!

In today's litigious society, it's imperative to be diligent in handling the legal paperwork generated by a real estate transaction. My previous career as a paralegal prepared me perfectly for this. This is also why I am actively involved in advocating for private property rights. Helping to ensure 1031 Exchanges relative to Real Estate investments are intact, property taxes & mortgage interest can be itemized deductions on personal tax returns (discuss with your CPA), landlords & tenants have protected rights, and many other benefits. I've earned many professional designations and developed strong professional relationships to enhance the services I provide to clients.

Trade missions across the world continue to feed my ambition and drive to learn and grow in international real estate. The Global Business Committee at the Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® is where I discovered real estate business and transactions are not just meant to be local, but Global! Since making this connection I’ve earned my Dubai International Property Consultant certification and am helping people find their primary, second, and retirement homes or investment properties in Dubai, Las Vegas, and across the world.

When I became a REALTOR® it was because I wanted to help people find their dream home but what I found was my forever career and my voice as an advocate for homeowners and private property rights.

Designations include:

At Home With Diversity (AHWD) – knowledge of rapidly changing multicultural markets and U.S. fair housing
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) – knowledge of the differences between international and domestic transactions, currency and financing, visas and tax laws, the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®
e-Pro – digital marketing techniques
Green – knowledge of energy efficiency and sustainability in real estate
New Construction Specialist (NCS) – knowledge of new construction and contractors
Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) – skills to pricing properties correctly and guiding client anxieties and misperceptions on home values
Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) – specialize in buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in resort, recreational, and/or vacation destinations
Dubia International Property Consultant (DIPC) -

Memberships:

Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI)
National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)
Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
Las Vegas Global Business Committee
Las Vegas Political Affairs Committee
Red Rock Rotary International
VP Browns Backer Club Las Vegas Dawg Pound

Selling Real Estate wherever you are; or wherever you want to be


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