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Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
16789 Bernardo Center Dr Ste B
San Diego, CA 92128

Get to know Karen Crowson

Your Change Agent

There is one thing we can count on in the real estate market and that is change. From market advantage to technological innovation to laws and regulartions, change itself has been a constant. Those elements provide both benefits and challenges.  

That frequency of change is a difficult obstacle to overcome for consumers in many instances. There is more information available to them than ever before, but understanding how it relates to their personal situation, their long term goals and their specific geographic location isn’t always a clear path. That’s where my work begins.

Call me crazy, but that’s what I love the most about this business.  There is never a dull moment in real estate and keeping up with industry, market fluctuations and evolving technology is an important component of my profession. Educating buyers and sellers about these changes and how they affect them is of utmost importance to helping clients feel empowered and confident during their transaction.  It’s personally very satisfying for me to help my clients create a strategy and timeline to address their future home sale or purchase plans.

Real estate is my passion, and I approach each client situation with enthusiasm and professionalism.  Being detail-oriented and a skilled facilitator, I coordinate the many parties necessary to complete a real estate transaction.  As a trained negotiator, I work diligently to bring parties to mutual agreement.  And as a past marketing director, I have the experience and skills to expertly develop a detailed marketing plan for selling a home.

My 20+ years in a corporate environment cultivated a strong work ethic and the ability to adapt quickly to demanding circumstances.  When your living situation presents you with change, call on me  - your “Change Agent”.

Professional Affiliations

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
Certified by the NorCal Housing Coalition for Home Buyer Assistance
Bay East Achievement Club, Grand Master's Award, 2013, 2014, 2016
Member, North County Association of Realtors®
Member, California Association of Realtors®
Member, National Association of Realtors®


I'm married, with three sons, all of whom live in North County. We have 3 grandchildren (more to come!) and are blessed to be close to all of the action. Our families are originally from the Bay Area, but as life and circumstances have evolved, are now happy transplants. Our previous community was a wine region, and thus we're right at home with Temucula wine region so close by, and gems like Bernardo Winery in our backyard. 

Friends and family still remain in Northern California, and a quick flight back allows ample opportunity to stay connected and to them as well as past clients. Even better, our friends and family are all eager to come visit sunny San Diego. And as we already know, it's a thriving, welcoming community, with something for everyone!


"I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Karen!! Not only did I find the BEST realtor for my first home buying experience, but I gained a great girlfriend too! When I decided to buy my first home, the Livermore Chamber was hosting First Time Home Buyer sessions with info. on help from the Livermore 1st Time Home Buyer program & local banks. I decided to attend & that's where I met Karen! Right there I decided SHE was The Realtor for ME!! Karen was Fantastic! She hung in there with me for a year, she prepared countless offers where I was continually beat out by cash buyers, & suggested I write personal letters to the homeowners to go with my offers & it worked!! She sent my letter with my last offer on the house I now have & I was chosen over a cash offer because of my letter!! She was Savvy & Educated during the Short Sale crisis (mine) which was on a high learning curve for everyone! With lots of prayer & Karen's Savvy, I closed in 30 days! Unheard of for Short Sales back then! Karen Really Cares!"

  -Kristi Miller, Client

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