My name is Karen Pagel Guerndt, the broker and owner since January 2005.
I grew up in Duluth, and love talking about "my city" and "my lake" and showing people what life is like in the Northland! Each real estate transaction, like every customer, is unique.
I strive to simplify the process of buying and selling real estate, so it's important to listen to each client and find out how I can best serve them. My extensive experience and proven track record are factors you can count on when working with me. Let me help you achieve your real estate goals and dreams!
- Full time Realtor since 2002
- GRI 2004
- Real Estate Broker 2005
- Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR) 2010
- Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) 2015
- DAAR Board of Directors (2004-2008, 2015)
- DAAR Board President Elect (2009 – 2010)
- DAAR Board President (2010- 2011)
- DAAR Board Past President (2011-2012, 2016-2017)
- LSAR (Lake Superior Area Realtors) (Treasurer 2019- 2020)
- LSAR President Elect 2021- present
- Minnesota Professional Standards Committee (2017-present)
- Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®)
- Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
- "Racism Untaught" Certificate of Completion
What my clients say!
"We have purchased two buildings through Karen. We have found her quite friendly and easy to talk with. She answers questions and finds information not readily available. She is trustworthy, and we would continue to use her for our real estate needs."
"I have had the privilege of working with Karen on several real estate transactions. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone searching for an agent who is very easy to work with. She makes you feel valued and respected. Karen works tirelessl … Read More y for her clients and will advocate for your interests with the utmost professionalism." Read Less
"Karen did an amazing job helping us prepare and sell our 100 year old starter home after we had moved out of Minnesota. She went above and beyond, finding us a painter, handyman, inspector, and even helped us with lawn care and hauling off some junk! … Read More Karen helped me buy that house years ago and it was a bittersweet ending to enlist her extensive help to sell it. If we still lived in Dulith, we would call Karen for every real estate need we had." Read Less
"My partner and I recently bought our first home and had a excellent experience working with Karen. Karen is very knowledgeable about the Duluth area which was helpful as we were moving from the Twin Cities Metro area. Karen spent time getting to know … Read More us and what was important to us and was flexible with scheduling tours. Karen submitted offers in a timely fashion and explained each step in the home buying process as we were first time home buyers. Karen is a highly experienced agent and would definitely recommend her to others." Read Less
""In the autumn of 2022 Karen Pagel Guerndt was my real-estate agent as I sought to buy a house in Duluth. She is the best agent I have ever worked with. From the beginning, she listened carefully to the house specifications I wanted, answered my many … Read More questions promptly and knowledgeably, and helped guide me through the processes of examining houses carefully and then, finally, purchasing one. She was always objective in her observations and analyses of properties. She did not cheerlead for particular houses but instead followed a consistent procedure of noting every feature of a house, good or bad, and letting me do the deciding. When it came time to make an offer on a house, Karen proved herself to be a trustworthy guide for me and an excellent negotiator with the seller. She was involved in every step of the process, and always cheerfully responded to me and to situations that arose. She even shoveled the sidewalk of the great house I purchased! Karen is super-knowledgeable about housing and real estate in the greater Duluth area. Her tips to me about contractors and inspectors have been invaluable. Because her business, Real Estate Services, is local and small, she was able to give very dedicated, personal services. And she works hard. Karen Pagel Guerndt has my highest recommendation."" Read Less