Karen Smith's Years of service and experience
Karen obtained her real estate license in 1987 and her Brokers license in 1989.
*Indiana Realtors Leadership Academy 2010
In 2006 she was the President of Multiple Listing Service and in 2008 was President of the Elkhart County Board of Realtors.
Karen also was honored by being selected as the Realtor of the Year for 2008!
At the State level she had represented local Realtors as a Region 1 Director for the Indiana Association of Realtors.
Not all Real estate agents are Realtors !
A real estate agent is a REALTOR when he or she becomes a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, The Voice for Real Estate, the world's largest professional association.
The term "REALTOR" is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and abides by its strict Code of Ethics.
Working for America's property owners, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS provides a facility for professional development, research, and exchange of information among its members.
I am very proud to be a Realtor !
Personal Side of Karen Smith
Karen is married to Lon and has a blended family of 4 grown children, 10 beautiful grandchildren and a 4 legged family member named Bentley who is a Bischon/Maltese.
Karen is originally from Minnesota and has lived in Indiana since 1979. Being from the land of 10,000 lakes she loves to fish and spend time on the water whenever possible.
Karen has a passion for helping our community and is currently involved in the following:
*Goshen Noon Kiwanis and is on Foundation Board.
*Goshen Salvation Army Advisory Board member
*Goshen Hospital Board member
*Hero's Home Advantage
On Your Side
Karen understands the importance in finding the right home for you or to sell your present home. She will listen to what your needs are and then combine that with her experience will make the move effortless.
Contact Karen for personal service!
Code of Ethics
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORSÃ‚Â® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
Loyalty to clients;
Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
Cooperation with competitors;
Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORSÃ‚Â® have with their clients.