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Karen Stang

Broker & Owner

Karen Stang is the Broker/Owner and has 20+ years of experience. She lives in Lake Elmo with her husband and daughter (two cats and a dog). In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, and biking.

It is Karen’s goal to exceed your expectations! She serves on the MN Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee and volunteers with many organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Bridging, Community Neighborhood Housing, and Washington County HRA.

I am a second-generation real estate agent…

And was helping my father with mailings and property information since I was small. He taught me the basics of real estate and was my mentor. I have been selling real estate since 1994 and have been a Broker since 2001. As the Broker of Carriage Realty, I have a passion for helping people sell or buy real estate. My favorite part of selling real estate is meeting new people and then the smiles and hugs at the closing table.

Active and involved Realtor…

I have served as a Chair on the Minnesota Association of Realtor’s Professional Standards Committee. I believe that our industry must be held to the highest level of standards/code of ethics. In addition, I am a volunteer speaker for the Minnesota Housing Finance Administration’s Homestretch courses. Committees I served (or have served) on:

  • MN Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee
  • MN Association of Realtors Diversity Committee
  • MN Association of Realtors Professionalism Committee
  • Board Member for the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce 2016 and 2017.
  • Board Member for Tapestry of Charolette’s Grove Association.

I grew up in Maplewood, MN until junior high school when our family moved to Bayport, MN. Finally, we lived in Stillwater on the St. Croix River. Carriage Realty was based out of my parent’s home. During slow times we would go fishing or boating. Currently I live in Lake Elmo and am often seen at the local parks, hiking and playing, or at a nearby coffee shop. In my spare time I am a Naturopath and study alternative medicine. I will always continue my education and love to learn.

Expertise and Experience
I hold a B.S. in Business Management from St. Cloud State University and hold numerous accreditations including:

  • 2019 National Realtor’s Association Hall of Fame Inductee (ABR)
  • Realtor Honor Society Member
  • Mpls/St. Paul Magazine’s SUPER AGENT multiple year award winner
  • Nominated for 2014 & 2010 Realtor of the Year!
  • GRI, ABR, PSA, e-Pro, and GCREP-GL Green Certified Real Estate Professional Green Leadership from the Real Estate Environmental and Energy Education, National Association of Realtors At Home With Diversity Certification.

The Realtor Honor Society is a select group of Realtors that has been inducted for their commitment to the community and desire to provide honest, ethical service. The SUPER AGENT award was given to me in 2003 after a rigorous screening process of all Twin Cities agents. The SUPER AGENT award was given to fewer than 3 percent of the licensed real estate agents in the Twin Cities area. It is an award that I am truly honored to receive!

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"Karen was kind, understanding, patient, knowledgeable, persistent, and because of this sweet lady we are now happily putting another paradise together."
~ Mary
"Your (Karen's) service would be hard to beat by anyone!!!"
~ Raymond & Marilyn Wagner
"We had such a great experience with looking for and purchasing our home. Karen made us feel very confident that we were in good hands. She knows her stuff and helped us along the whole way."
~ Charlie & Maureen Wu
"Karen, you made our house buying and selling experience a lot less stressful. Thank you for all of your help!"
~ Wendy & Brian Severeid
"Very personable Realtor. Karen was always available/ accessible for questions, etc. Extremely helpful and informative!"
~ Jolene Schuna & Mike Summers