Karen Nelson
M: 443.812.5285 mobile
O: 410.465.1770 office

Karen Nelson

Sales Associate
License #:
MD 597426

Lifelong Marylander having lived in 5 counties

Resident of Sykesville in Carroll County for the past 19 years

Full time Top Producer since 2005

Certified Corporate Relocation Specialist

Certified Military Relocation Specialist (MRP®)

Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES®)

Accredited Buyers' Representative (ABR®)

Former Brokerage International President's, Diamond, & Sterling Societies Member 2005-2023

Former Brokerage TOP 100 Agents Greater Baltimore

Former Rookie of the Year Greater Baltimore 2005

Member National, State, and Local Associations of Realtors (NAR, MAR, and GBBR)

Former IT Project Manager for 14 years

Graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park

"Karen was a huge part of our home-buying journey. She was referred to us by our lender and we are very grateful with her support and advice. Being first time home buyers can be daunting but she walked us through multiple properties and identified problems before we even noticed them. We bought the house she had initially suggested for us and are so happy with our new home. Thank you so much, Karen!"

  -Ron I, Client

"I was referred to Karen following a cross-country move to Baltimore with virtually no knowledge of the surrounding neighborhoods. She did a phenomenal job listening to our wants and needs and adapting our search quickly to help us find an ideal home, in the best location for our family, within a tight timeline, and under less than ideal market conditions. Where Karen really flexed her skills and experience, however, was once we were under contract and hit a few bumps in the road. Not only did she do her own job exceptionally well, she went above and beyond to ensure the listing agent was performing as well. The deal most certainly would have fallen apart multiple times without Karen's hard work and quick thinking, and she'll be the first call I make the next time I need a realtor. "

  -Rob W, Client

"Karen is a terrific realtor! We could tell she was invested in making sure we had a good home that suited our needs as our family grew and would be the place where decades of happy memories are made. She made the home buying experience smooth by having great contacts with inspection companies, being our point of contact to advocate for us with the seller, and ensuring that the home we bought was worth what we paid. We highly recommend Karen to anyone who is looking for the perfect home for their family. In fact, we have already recommended her to friends who are extremely happy to work with her. "

  -Kristen A., Client

"Karen was fantastic. I knew trying to buy a home during COVID was not going to be the easiest task. I had looked at several houses and had submitted several contracts, only to be out-bid by $10-15k over the asking price. I was starting to feel rather desperate. There were a couple houses which were not really what I wanted to put an offer on. Karen could have easily made a sale on these houses with me (they had been on the market for a while). However, that was not Karen’s goal. She kept telling me we’ll find your home. Let’s not settle. How right she was. I’m now in my dream home in a great area. She made the whole closing process seamless. She’s wonderful!"

  -Christine M, Client

Northrop Realty
10065 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD