It was in 2004 and whilst living in Whistler, BC Canada, when Karen was blind-sided by a Dunsborough local man, whose roguish good looks and Australian charm lured her back to his hometown in Western Australia. Despite leaving behind her beloved mountains, skiing, snowboarding and mountain bike riding, it wasn’t long till the local coastline and community won her heart and 10 years later, Karen became an Australian citizen!
With over 15 years in the service and hospitality industry, it seemed a natural fit that Karen progressed into a Sales Representative role for Realmark Dunsborough, after completing her training through REIWA in Perth in 2016.
Her previous work experience means Karen is used to working closely with people and nowadays, she prides herself on her fresh approach to marketing properties and keeping her clients well informed throughout the sales/purchase process. She uses her strong sense of order and attention to detail to help potential buyers see beyond the clutter of a home or, to assist sellers best present their homes for sale.
- is dedicated to achieving the best result for her clients
- has a steadfast approach to solving problems and strives to deliver a stress-free service to clients
- advocates a clear and honest approach to dealing with clients at all times
- is known for her positive and personable nature, making her a pleasure to deal with!
‘I’m good at my job because I have a natural inclination to want to help people and that, combined with my being a good listener and communicator and being able to prioritise my clients’ needs, means ‘sales’ is my thing!’
“When we decided to purchase a rural residential block, Karen Fursdon was the right agent choice for us. We needed someone honest, professional and whom was able to follow through with information and advice as we needed it. The block was a challenging site with a steep slope and bushfire regulations and we found it refreshing that Karen let our vision of what we thought was possible, unfold without imposing her own views. She dutifully provided the information we required and answered all questions with supporting evidence and/or, made a commitment to find out that was always followed through”.
“I would like to sincerely thank Karen very much for her professionalism in the recent selling of my mother’s house. I was very impressed with the way Karen touched base with us weekly and sometimes more frequently, when required. She kept us updated with the amount of people who showed interest in the property and the possibility of a sale. Very pleased with the final result and would highly recommend Karen.”
Lucky for us at Realmark Dunsborough, Karen married her Australian prince and has taken up permanent residence in Australia. Together they have an eight year old daughter.
When not at the beach on her paddle board, camping with her family, out bushwalking and off on other adventures, you will find her making the most of the local Wine Region and cooking up a storm at home.
Active in the Dunsborough community, Karen enjoys being a parent liaison for her daughter’s class at Dunsborough Primary School, plus volunteering at the school when she can.