Karen Stang is the Broker/Owner and has 25+ years of experience. She lives in Lake Elmo with her husband and daughter (two cats and a dog). In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, and biking.
It is Karen’s goal to exceed your expectations! She serves on the MN Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee and volunteers with many organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Bridging, Community Neighborhood Housing, and Washington County HRA.
I am a second-generation real estate agent…
And was helping my father with mailings and property information since I was small. He taught me the basics of real estate and was my mentor. I have been selling real estate since 1994 and have been a Broker since 2001. As the Broker of Carriage Realty, I have a passion for helping people sell or buy real estate. My favorite part of selling real estate is meeting new people and then the smiles and hugs at the closing table.
Active and involved Realtor…
I have served as a Chair on the Minnesota Association of Realtor’s Professional Standards Committee. I believe that our industry must be held to the highest level of standards/code of ethics. In addition, I am a volunteer speaker for the Minnesota Housing Finance Administration’s Homestretch courses. Committees I served (or have served) on:
I grew up in Maplewood, MN until junior high school when our family moved to Bayport, MN. Finally, we lived in Stillwater on the St. Croix River. Carriage Realty was based out of my parent’s home. During slow times we would go fishing or boating. Currently I live in Lake Elmo and am often seen at the local parks, hiking and playing, or at a nearby coffee shop. In my spare time I am a Naturopath and study alternative medicine. I will always continue my education and love to learn.
Expertise and Experience
I hold a B.S. in Business Management from St. Cloud State University and hold numerous accreditations including:
The Realtor Honor Society is a select group of Realtors that has been inducted for their commitment to the community and desire to provide honest, ethical service. The SUPER AGENT award was given to me in 2003 after a rigorous screening process of all Twin Cities agents. The SUPER AGENT award was given to fewer than 3 percent of the licensed real estate agents in the Twin Cities area. It is an award that I am truly honored to receive!