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Love WHERE you live!  Love HOW you live!  I’m all about EMPOWERMENT. Empowering you to live your best life, whether buying or selling, and help you make your best decisions. Before, during, AND after.

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LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE. LOVE HOW YOU LIVE! I’m all about EMPOWERMENT. Empowering you to live your best life and help you make your best decisions. Real Estate, whether personal or business is all about YOUR life, finances, goals, and needs. I want to hear what you imagine for you or your family, your future, and help you find or sell your home or business to achieve it! In the most positive way possible. My goal is your goal. Period.
Focusing on Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Ogden, and Leland to Southport, I've got it covered. I am Certified in programs that matter and help people. Examples are “Military on the Move”, to help active military relocate, buy, or sell homes with more beneficial options than other programs, and the Wilmington Home Ownership Program “HOP” where if you buy within city tax limits, a fairly large area, you can qualify for $25K forgivable downpayment assistance, up to 50% of your mortgage at 0%, no PMI, and a free home inspection, credit counseling, and guidance. I can refer you to qualified “full time” agents all around the world. My ability to put you in contact with the right people for the right needs, services, and jobs, is unparalleled because of the service and support my company and all of it’s agents offer in our amazing culture of “work hard play hard” where we are always helping one another achieve best results for our clients and friends.
I know my area, and I want you to know it too! As someone who relocated to Carolina Beach years ago and fell in love, I have immersed myself in learning the culture, people, community, businesses, schools and history. I spent time learning Brunswick County, Southport, Wilmington, and Pleasure Island extensively. I will paint a picture of life in Southeast North Carolina to help you to understand how and where to achieve your dream. Wilmington is a bustling, building, historic downtown full of culture, college, cuisine, and care free fun! Carolina Beach and Kure Beach are two island communities that comprise "Pleasure Island", which is located just south of Wilmington, NC. The town of Carolina Beach is situated on the north end of Pleasure Island. This quaint beach community has many events and attractions throughout the year that make Carolina Beach a great place to vacation or live full time. The Kure Beach area is bustling with upscale development; small beach cottages are intermingled with newly-built luxury homes and condominiums. Wrightsville Beach is a luxurious ocenfront community a few miles east from our downtown on the Cape Fear River, and just a hop across the bridge to Landfall, Lumina Station, Mayfaire and others!
I grew up in N.J. and achieved my BS from Rutgers in Environmental Sciences and Public Health.This has actually REALLY come in handy with coastal real estate.  After working in Pathology at RWJ University Hospital for 14 years, I left to care for my family of three children and my husband of 20 years. During that time my passion for Real Estate, architecture, building, community service and charity bloomed. I was often found reading Real Estate blogs, reading real estate books, and helping friends and family figure their real estate investments and purchases. The kids eventually were in school full time and I then worked with Re/Max for a short time before relocating to my dream life in Carolina Beach, NC. I have helped many people happily achieve their goals with my passion and vast interest and knowledge of Real Estate and its trends.
I believe in the enjoyable journey and process of pursuing and living ones life. I won't give up until you have found and achieved your “this is it!”.

"Simply put, Karen is a TERRIFIC real estate agent. Betty and me feel blessed and fortunate she represented us on the journey to find our beach home. She provided a center of gravity for us through the stressful process and never lost patience as we looked at so many homes hoping to find our perfect match. It paid off as we did find our perfect home and we have Karen to thank. She was able to learn who we were and that allowed her to guide us in the direction we both wanted to go. We will always consider Karen a friend!!!"
4/3/2018 - Bill Dreitzler

"Karen is one of the hardest working real estate agents out there! Living in New Jersey and looking for a home in North Carolina is not an easy task, unless you have Karen as your realtor. My husband and I took a couple of trips down to NC, but our time was very limited. She was so patient with us, as we were all over the place and unsure of what mattered most to us in our new home. She was extremely knowledgeable of the areas we looked in. One of the most important things I can say is that she really listens!!! She ultimately came up with a perfect house that wasn't even on any of our lists. We can't thank her enough for the time and effort she afforded us and we will highly recommend her to friends and family!"
4/2/2018 - Michelle Orsita Kaplan
"Karen is an amazing real estate agent she knows the real estate market and enjoys selling her hometown as a wonderful place to live. I was first impressed with her knowledge of the market and the future direction of Wilmington. I was a recent single mother with little hope of finding a home for me and my children. Karen worked everyday in finding a way, she accomplished what was the impossible. I am so happy thanks to her. She does not quit and makes you feel like you are the most important client she has."
4/2/2018 - Renee Merritt
"Karen was awesome from start to finish. She had to 'pick up the ball', so to speak, in the middle of our selling cycle and really went out of her way to insure a great experience for us. She was able to show us where to make improvements to the property that were genuinely appreciated by the buyer, not just quick fixes. Using her local business community contacts, Karen made sure the actual sales process happened swiftly after we quickly found a buyer. We have for many reasons had to buy and sell property over the years. Karen was a true joy to work with as a realtor. We highly recommend her."
3/30/2018 - Coy & Jewel Cardwell

"If you want a realtor who will work hard for you and go the extra mile, Karen Graybush is the one! I am still in awe at how much she does and how thorough she is-amazing! Not only that, she is extremely knowledgeable and has a great personality so is wonderful to spend time with while finding your new home. Five stars just doesn't seem enough......"
2/19/2017- Linda Dove

 "When I was thinking about relocating to Carolina Beach from Colorado, an acquaintance of mine told me I needed to meet Karen Graybush. She said, "She's incredibly knowledgeable and has 3 kids in school (elementary, middle, and high school) so she knows a lot about the school system. She also knows a lot about relocating there since she moved her family there from New Jersey 2 years ago." I took the advice and contacted Karen. Her immediate reply was, "Come visit and I'll show you around." I booked  a plane ticket and she offered to pick me up at the airport and stay with her family.  From the minute I arrived (she was waiting for me at the airport), I was totally blown away by the amount of knowledge Karen has. Not only is she an incredible tour guide, but she knows so much about all of the different areas of Wilmington, the history, the trivia, the schools, the events, the organizations… everything. I felt completely taken care of and educated, not from a tourists perspective, but from the perspective of someone who lives here and really understands the culture. I am grateful every single day that I was introduced to Karen, and it is largely because of what I learned from her that I decided to relocate myself and my 2 daughters to Carolina Beach from Colorado. Since moving here, she has also been extremely helpful with helping me and my girls to get situated and informing us about different events and organizations.  And recently when my dad came to visit (he is now considering relocating as well), she took the time to tour him around downtown Wilmington to explain all of the new construction and plans that the city has for upcoming structures, amenities, and events. He instantly fell in love with her, too, and left feeling extremely educated about all of his options regarding different areas in the greater Wilmington area that would be a good fit for him to live in. Karen is just the best at what she does. I would recommend her to anyone who really wants an in-depth insider's perspective into this city and the surrounding areas. "
9/21/2016- Amy Starr Allen

"This was my first home purchase and Karen couldn't have been more helpful with walking me through the entire process. She put me in touch with an awesome local lender that worked just as hard as she did to make the home of our dreams a reality."
5/24/2017- Nic Cadenas

"She helped us with the whole process, explained everything along the way. Great service and always willing to help with anything. Great customer service. We are very happy she helped us with this stressful process in life."

2/13/2017- Andres Velasquez, Line Crew at Air Wilmington