Karen Burns

Karen Burns

Benzie County Real Estate | Lakefront Real Estate

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 231-651-0905
  • 231-882-8000
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Benzie County Real Estate

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2013 - Awarded Benzie County's Best of the Best as #1 Realtor. I've also recelved the top 20% ranking in sales with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors company. 

I'm a person you'd call "local" having been born and raised in Benzie County.  A Realtor gets involved with many, many people in various businesses, and I'm happy to say that it's a pleasure working with everyone. I enjoy meeting people, seeing properties and working with both buyers and sellers.

 Benzie and Manistee Counties are two of my favoriet places. Lake Michigan, with it's endless sandy beaches is a great place to play. We have so many inland lakes and rivers, walking and skiing trails that it's hard not to find something to do. Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is a great adventure drawing people from all over the world. 

Professional Interests

I'm a member of the Traverse Area Association of Realtors as well as the Michigan Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. I attend yearly legal updates as well as online updates to keep my license current.

Community Involvement

I've been involved in local government for the past 28 years serving on the Benzonia Township Board. I'm also acting as secretary/treasurer of the Benzonia Township Memorial Park Committee.

The Memorial Park is located behind the Chrysler Dealership. This 30 acre park is very popular to everyone in the community. We have a great picnic/playground area, ball fields and soccer fields set up at the park. There's something for everyone and we're glad to see that it's used so much.

Personal Interests

 I have four grandchildren that live near my home. We enjoy outings in the area.

I live on the north shore of Crystal Lake and enjoy entertaining my friends and family at the house.

I enjoy going to antique shops where I collect a few items.

I have a summer and winter car. My summer car is a 1994 Mustang convertible!  It's a great car and load of fun to drive. Being a Realtor, I drive around alot and having the top down on a summer day is the best way to enjoy life!

 

 

Designations

  • Certified Residential Specialist
  • Coldwell Banker Diamond Society
  • Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • Realtor
  • Coldwell Banker Multi-Million Dollar
  • Coldwell Banker President's Circle
  • Equal Housing Opportunity

Personal Background

I've lived in Benzie County my entire life. Jim and I got married in 1973 and have two great children and four grand children. I enjoy playing the guitar, knitting and searching out the perfect antique. We live on Crystal Lake and enjoy the summer entertaining, boating etc. with our friends and family.

We own the Crystal Mini-Golf which is located on US-31 in Beulah next to the Dairy King. These two businesses have been an icon in Beulah since 1950, and we take great pleasure in seeing families enjoy a game of golf during the summer months.

Professional Background

I've been a licensed Realtor since 1989. I started out as a rental manager for 25 properties around Crystal Lake and Big Platte Lake and quickly added sales into my interests. I left the management area of the business within 5 years and worked only on the real estate business.

In 2013, I received the honor of "Best of the Best" as a Benzie County Realtor - Thanks to everyone who voted for me!

In 2013, I also ranked in the top 20% of the Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtor Company for sales.

I work mostly with residential and waterfront properties in Benzie and Manistee Counties. Benzie County has so much to offer with Crystal Lake, Big Platte Lake, Little Platte Lake, Herring Lake, Betsie River and Platte River. We are a water wonderland. Each lake has it's own unique features to offer. Fishing, sailing, skiing, swimming, pontoon rides and the list goes on and on.

Vacant properties in Benzie County also have a variety of features to offer like: camping, hunting, secluded building area and this list goes on.

I'm a full time Realtor and will be happy to work with you and get you the property that you want.

My Listings

2930 Indian Hill Road, Honor, MI 19640
Beds: 4 / Baths: 3
Total Square Footage: 2,600
19282 Read Road, Copemish, MI 49625
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
Total Square Footage: 924
00 Demerly Road, Benzonia, MI 49616
Total Square Footage:
6648 Six Mile Road, Benzonia, MI 49616
Beds: 5 / Baths: 3
Total Square Footage: 2,800
00 Taylor Road, Bear Lake, MI 49614
Total Square Footage:
00 Pine Crest Drive, Beulah, MI 49617
Total Square Footage:
6390 Ridge Drive, Benzonia, MI 49616
Beds: 2 / Baths: 2.5
Total Square Footage: 1,300
00 Warren Road, Beulah, MI 49617
Total Square Footage:
12949 Hopkins Forest Drive, Bear Lake, MI 49614
Beds: 3 / Baths: 3
Total Square Footage: 2,400
7932 Glovers Lake Road, Bear Lake, MI 49613
Beds: 4 / Baths: 1
Total Square Footage: 2,096
2387 Benzie Highway, Benzonia, MI 49616
Total Square Footage:
00 Shields Drive, Beulah, MI 49617
Total Square Footage:
00 Grace Road, Benzonia, MI 49616
Total Square Footage:
00 Crystal Ridge Drive, Beulah, MI 49617
Total Square Footage:
303 N Michigan, Beulah, MI 49617
Total Square Footage:
2839 Benzie Highway, Benzonia, MI 49616
Total Square Footage: 786
2839 Benzie Highway, Benzonia, MI 49616
Beds: 2 / Baths: 1
Total Square Footage: 766

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