Karen Pokorney is known as the “ENERGIZED” Realtor, and if you have ever met her, you would know why. A real estate agent since 1993, Karen was named Top Sales Agent in the state of Illinois by Realty Executives from 1994 to 1999.
In 1999, Karen and her husband of 30 years, Brad, moved to Arizona with their five children (that’s right, five children) leaving behind not only the wind and cold weather, but a booming real estate business. A move she has not once regretted to this day.
When the real estate market changed in 2007, so did Karen’s strategy and work model. While the Arizona real estate market wasn’t kind to many for a few years, Karen continued to remain a top producing real estate professional in the challenging Arizona landscape. She even received the Executive Club and Diamond awards since 2002.
Karen attributes her real estate success to hard work and a dedication to her clients. While other agents were dropping out of the real estate business, Karen was determined to thrive in a down market. Learning the short sale market and becoming an experienced short sale negotiator, she has successfully closed on many short sale transactions.
As a credit to her knowledge and professionalism, Karen has repeatedly been asked to speak on various panels and discussion forums amongst her peers. With the belief that you can never have too much knowledge, Karen continually attends various classes and seminars, and has earned both the ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) & CSSN (Certified Short Sale Negotiator) designations. She is also obtaining the CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) designation.
Karen is now a grandmother of five. When she is not out selling homes, Karen enjoys bowling, Bunco, going to the movies, working out, and reading. Her addiction to silent auctions demands her to keep her friends close by when she attends fundraisers, and is absolutely forbidden from ever bidding on a live animal again!
Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate Karen Pokorney is the perfect real estate professional who can help you accomplish your real estate goals.
Kimberli was born in a small suburb of Chicago into a world of sales, as her mother has been in Real Estate since she was a year old. She graduated with honors and a degree in Fashion Merchandising while she worked as a wardrobe stylist in sales with a high-end retail company. Deciding to begin a serious career, Kimberli meticulously interviewed her mom to know the ins-and-outs of the real estate world, and knew it would be the perfect way to spend her days. She has interacted with people from all over the world, and easily adapts to the wide variety of their personalities. Kimberli is very excited to find houses for people they can soon call their home!
Assistant to Karen Pokorney
Ashleigh was born in a small beach town in Florida and has lived in AZ for over 10 years now. She is married to Karen’s son Brian & they have an amazing 7-year-old son. Ashleigh is currently in the process of getting her real estate license, is Karen’s assistant & handles all our advertising/marketing and social media. Ashleigh decided to make a career out of real estate once she started working closely with Karen and saw how rewarding helping people find their perfect home is!
Bradley (or Brad as he prefers to be called) is Karen’s husband and he obtained his license in 2002 to assist Karen and the team in many ways. Not only does he sell homes, he acts as “bodyguard” for the women when they are sitting open houses so they never have to sit alone. He takes care of signs and lockboxes and the running around we are often too busy to take care of. He is a people person, having owned restaurants in the past. He is knowledgeable about communications after having worked for the telephone company for over 25 years. He was also on the fire department back in Illinois which makes him a very caring, devoted individual. He has a strong sense of humor; at least he thinks he’s funny! He is a valuable asset to the team!
Haley was born and raised in Parker, Colorado where she grew up showing horses and playing competitive softball. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Agriculture
Business, and then began her own business as a professional reining horse trainer.
She moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to grow her horse business in 2008, where she met Karen Pokorney, while searching for a home. In 2013 things changed quickly, when she had a life changing event, breaking her back in an accident with a young horse, and being forced to end her horse career.
It was then she talked with Karen, and decided to take on the world of REAL ESTATE. As soon as she was cleared from bed rest she went straight to school and started to fall in love with this new career.
Haley LOVES being a part of the real estate world, and finds so much joy in helping clients find the “perfect” home. Haley’s career was not the only change that happened after her accident, in 2014 her husband, Isaac, and her welcomed a baby boy and now in 2017 they have welcomed a baby girl!!
Now in her free time, Haley spends her time being a Mommy, and riding and showing her own personal reining horses.