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Karen Ryan

Long & Foster Real Estate

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Karen Ryan is an ambitious REALTOR® who left an established career in human resources in mid-2019 in order to care for her mother, and found success in real estate. Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryan was able to secure several listings and had buyers ready to go, all for a single lake-front road that hadn't been recently active on the market.

"Real estate is about building relationships based on trust, knowledge, community and professionalism. Your reputation is paramount."

New to the real estate world, Ryan has shown that determination and passion can lead to success. Ryan faced the pandemic head-on, ensuring her clients could achieve the dream of homeownership while keeping them safe by establishing COVID-friendly protocols. 

Ryan notes many similarities between her new career in real estate and her time as a human resources professional in the defense contracting/intelligence community, including the importance of building relationships based on trust and forming an ethical foundation. 

"In a year of being fortunate, grateful and healthy, I learned that we must keep moving forward in a positive direction," she says. "Real Estate is about building relationships based on trust, knowledge and professionalism. Your reputation is paramount."

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