As an Atlanta native, Karen currently resides in Serenbe and has been in the real estate industry for 17 years. She is the first lady of Chattahoochee Hills as her husband Tom Reed has served as Mayor there since 2011. She helped Tom found DPM Fragrance (makers of Capri Blue candles, among many other wonderful fragrance products) - while they are no longer involved in day-to-day operations, Tom is still on the Board of the parent company, CURiO. She loves the challenge of helping clients discover their motivations and desires in real estate and enthusiastically helping them achieve their goals. She is a master negotiator and mediator.
Karen is a founding member of the Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre in Atlanta and is a member of CARE Women’s Network. She is also a part of the Atlanta Board of Realtors®, the National Association of Realtors® and FIABCI. Her designation as a CIPS makes her a specialist in International referrals. Karen was honored as a 2020 Top Producer by the Atlanta Realtors® Association.
An avid hiker, one of her favorite places is the 15 miles of beautiful trails located in Serenbe. Also a sports car enthusiast, she loves driving her Porsche Boxster S. She speaks a bit of French, is in the process of learning Spanish.
Born and bred in the South Carolina Lowcountry, Bandit (formal moniker, Elizabeth) moved her home base to Atlanta in 2014 to continue her career at a large engineering / architectural firm. While leading various teams (often on different continents) on a wide range of architectural design projects for retail and commercial spaces within international and domestic markets; she decided to expand her background by venturing into the real estate industry in early 2017.
Bandit utilizes her versatile expertise in architectural, interior, and landscape design to interface with homebuyers and supports continuous sales growth as a Realtor. She builds and maintains relationships with key clients based on institutional trust and subject matter expertise to promote home sales - leveraging expertise in legal guidelines and regulations with written communication skills to draft and negotiate contracts.
When she’s not helping clients or traveling for fun, you can find her in Atlanta’s Virginia-Highland neighborhood, where she’s lived since 2015 with her husband, landscape designer Matthew Klyn (who she serendipitously met in Serenbe) and their dog, Gunny.
Team Reed is THE BEST!!! From their high level of professionalism to their extensive market expertise, they made our home buying process a breeze, and that’s not an easy task right now in this “seller’s market”. A big THANK YOU to Liz, Lindsey and Karen- you’re the best. Highly recommend Team Reed.— Jessica H.
Lindsey and Team Reed are such a pleasure to work with. She is truly a Serenbe and Chattahoochee Hills expert. She showed me many places and really took the time to give me inside information. Such an amazing team! Thank you!— Heather C.
Jessica Ashley, my broker, was excellent in facilitating the process. Responsive, calm, thorough.— Mary H.
Karen Reed helped us sell our lot at Serenbe. Her and the team were with us every step of the way especially when we had issues with our survey and the plot lines. She was able to recommend professionals local to the area who could help us immediately. Her Serenbe expertise and attention to us made this process very smooth.— Jackie D.
I've done multiple transactions with Team Reed... If you're buying, they can help you make informed decisions. If you're selling, they have a broad swath of candidates on the ready or will market it with the utmost professionalism to get it sold. You won't be disappointed!— Loren P.
Team Reed took on our listing with pride, excitement and commitment to seeing it through to the end—which they did! They are great to work with and got our house sold which was no small task. We are grateful for their dedication and perseverance until the closing and beyond. You want this team in your corner!— Grace F.
We recently sold our house near Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. We chose Team Reed, and we could not be happier about that decision. Karen is a true professional who understand the business, and the market completely. She knows a host of buyers and moved quickly to secure us multiple offers on our home. But an agent is only as good as her back office team, and this is where Team Reed REALLY shines. Jessica Ashley handled all the paperwork and forms and coordination and logistics like a seasoned pro... and she's also a delight to work with. So, if you are looking for a real estate team to get your house sold... Team Reed is your go to!!— Cynthia F.
Team Reed brought a collaborative approach to listing, marketing, showing, and closing our home. They leveraged their extensive market knowledge and experience to suggest tweaks to set us apart, price it right, market it smartly, and help us evaluate multiple offers. When buying, Liz Scruggs gave us crucial advice on builder reputations, neighborhood dynamics, market analysis, and pricing trends to make an effective offer on the right house. We’re loving our new home and neighborhood. Team Reed checked all the boxes for us.— Matt L.
Karen is a star. After having our townhouse sit on the market for a year (with another broker), she helped us decide just the right moment to re-list it and sold it for a better price than we had previously been asking. We had two offers within weeks at our asking price. Closing was smooth even though we're out of state. Karen was considerate about the impact of the listing on our renter -- and even found a buyer who would honor the existing lease. I would recommend Team Reed any day.— Rosalyn R.
We had the best experience with Karen Reed! She offered invaluable guidance and expertise, she promptly responded to every question we had and was a consummate professional from start to finish. We feel so lucky we found Karen and her team!— Lynn & Richard S.
From the moment you first meet Karen to your most recent encounter with her, you always experience her genuine warmth, generosity of spirit, exceptional professionalism and extensive knowledge of all thing real estate. If you're seeking to build, relocate, sell or buy a home, look no further.— Paulette R.
Karen is knowledgeable, industry savvy, and extremely responsive. She helped us buy and build our new home and was there every step of the way throughout our fourteen month journey. In addition to Karen's real estate expertise, she is also a great person and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.— Marjorie V.
I have worked with Karen professionally and have known her personally for some time. You will not find a more authentic and attentive realtor. Her network is vast and she knows just the right person to talk to for each situation. I am especially impressed by her "Team Reed" and their dedication to helping other clients.— Steven R.
Karen and her team made the selling process easy and stress-free. She was Extremely responsive any time we had a question, her experience and expertise were an asset. Karen and her team are true professionals.— Lauren K.
Team Reed provides a home buying experience with unwavering professionalism, elite market knowledge, and ultra-personalized service.