Karen Pagel Guerndt

Broker / Owner / Realtor®

About Karen

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!

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Professional Accomplishments


  • 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- 2022
  • LSAR President 2022-2023
  • LSAR Past President 2023-2024
  • 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 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 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 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 Read Less