Whether you are buying or selling in Houston, Karen is all you need to know. Harberg joined Compass in June 2020 after 30 years in real estate, and is rated among the top one percent of agents in Texas by Texas Monthly and is consistently acknowledged as one of Houston's top real estate professionals by the Houston Business Journal, H Texas Magazine, and Real Trends.
In every real estate transaction, Harberg endeavors to do the right thing for each individual involved. "I see helping people buy and sell homes not as a job, but as a calling," she says. "I truly care about people, so honesty and sincerity are my top priorities in each transaction."
Repeat referrals and a prodigious customer retention rate are a testament to her work ethic.
When not at work, Harberg spends her time with her beloved husband, children, and grandchildren. She currently volunteers her time as a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Family Service, as a current member (and two-time president) of the Women's City Club, as a member of the advisory board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (and former member of the JDRF board), and as a member of the Bunker Hill Elementary School Community Improvement Team.
She previously served on the Community Improvement Teams for Frostwood Elementary School and Spring Branch Middle School, and is a former member of the board of trustees of Congregation Beth Israel.
This H-Town native is a role model for businesswomen of all ages and is passionate about giving back to her community. Her unstoppable energy, knowledge of all things Houston, and captivating personality make her one of the Bayou City's most outstanding Realtors®.
- RealTrends.com 2020 #81 Top Agent in Texas by Individual Sales Volume
- RealTrends.com Top 100 Best Real Estate Agents in Texas 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
- Top 25 Residential Real Estate Individuals, Houston Business Journal - 2014, 2012, 2011, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000
- Houston Business Journal for Luxury 2020
- Texas Monthly Top Houston Real Estate Agent
- Texas Monthly Five Star Houston Home Professional - Every Year Since 2011
- 10 Best in Texas American Institute of Real Estate Professionals
- Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty Circle of Excellence 1996 – 2020
- Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty Circle of Excellence Hall of Fame – Pinnacle Award
- Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty #7 Top Producer – 2016, 2015 & 2012
- Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty #2 Top Producer – 2013
- Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty #1 Top Producer – 2004
- Over $550,000,000 in sales since 1997
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
- Tulane University - Nutrition
- Jewish Family Services
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Bunker Hill Elementary School Community Improvement Team
A native Houstonian, Perry grew up with a passion for the performing arts. He is a professional percussionist having played drum set percussion for over thirty years, and has produced and recorded more than ten full length studio records. After graduating a year early from high school, he spent his “senior year” as a freshman at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, a small town outside of Tel-Aviv, Israel. Perry then spent a year at Texas A&M University before completing his music performance and percussion studies at the University of North Texas’ prestigious music school in Denton, Texas.
His musical expertise and experiences span the styles of rock, country, hip-hop and every genre in between. Perry has performed hundreds of live concerts and events, across Texas and beyond, and has been featured performing on both live and recorded radio and television. Perry regularly performs on the weekends and has been an avid concert-goer, both on and off the stage, since the mid-1990s.
Perry’s savvy reaches beyond music into technology and sales. During his sales career, Perry has sold everything from clothing to furniture to tech. Perry’s extensive experience within the technology field started before social media and smart devices were emerging industries. He has been building custom computers since the age of 11, he has installed industrial satellite dishes and cabling in facilities such as Reliant Arena, and has installed home cabling in many new construction homes in Houston. He has built, refurbished, and sold custom computers and technology equipment wholesale, nationwide. All the while, Perry has been working as a professional musician. This career bridge of simultaneous sales and music performance experiences have enabled Perry to discover his love for customer service and set the stage for a successful career in real estate.
Since 2011, Perry continues to bring over thirty years of technology expertise to Karen’s team. Together, they continue to look to the future. Karen leverages Perry’s creative, technical, and customer service knowledge to stay well ahead of the constant challenges of an ever-changing real estate landscape. Perry and Karen’s skills complement each other perfectly and together they are a Rockstar Team.
“Buying a house can be overwhelming, but not with Karen Harberg! She walked us through every step of this process and made buying a home totally stress free. This was our second home to purchase with Karen, and I recommend her to everyone I know. There is no one more knowledgeable in this business!”
West University Buyer
“Karen is simply the best! We have used her to buy and sell our homes in the past. We faced a few obstacles starting with the Covid shut down a couple weeks after we listed our home. Karen and her team handled everything professionally and strategically until our home sold. Karen knows the real estate market inside and out. We definitely recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.”
Tanglewood Area Seller
“Karen has helped our family buy and sell several houses and I just could not do it without her. She has such extensive knowledge of the Houston real estate market across a variety of neighborhoods. She is so adept at pricing real estate to sell for top dollar but not sit on the market to get it. We wanted a set amount for the sale of this house and she got that exact amount for us on the very first day our house was listed. The entire transaction could not have gone more smoothly. Whereas some realtors take a less hands-on approach, Karen will tell you EXACTLY what you need to do to get top dollar for your house. Every suggestion she made had a huge impact when showing the home and absolutely helped us secure our goal sales price. We love working with her and will continue to use her for years to come. I always say she is the hardest working woman in the business - she has an incredible amount of energy and endless tenacity on behalf of her clients!”
“We scoured the market looking for a lease on our own. Once we let Karen take over, we got our dream property almost immediately. She and her team handled everything for us, leaving nothing to chance. The attention to detail and personal service were impeccable. I cannot recommend her highly enough for any and all residential real estate transactions.”
Luxury Rental Tenant
“We had the best experience buying our new home. Karen has helped us buy and sell homes for the past 20 plus years. We definitely recommend her to anyone buying or selling. Karen and her team know every aspect of the real estate market!”
Spring Valley Area Buyer
“Karen Harberg is not only a dear family friend, but she is also an exceptional real estate agent. Karen has helped generations of our family (my father and now me) find and secure our dream homes. She is completely professional, utterly supportive, and available at each step of the processes of selling a current home and buying a new one. My daughter and granddaughter live with me in our beautiful new home; thanks to Karen, we have been able to improve our quality of life by transitioning to a better home for our unique multi-generational family. I know my own father would be thrilled to know that his dear friend Karen has had a hand in our happiness!”
“Selling our home was NOT smooth sailing, but Karen Harberg made a very difficult situation bearable. The inspection report yielded some surprising findings (with expensive resolutions), which led to a lot of back and forth with the buyers' realtor; fortunately for my family, Karen is the most experienced and competent agent in her field. She helped us resolve all of these issues in the most fair and equitable means possible while remaining supportive to us throughout. If you need a realtor who will represent, support, and go to battle for you, Karen ought to be at the top of your list.”
River Oaks area Seller
“Karen was recommended to me by a very good friend and I am so grateful for her recommendation. We sold our home unexpectedly and needed to purchase something quickly. Karen worked with our time constraints. She put together a list of appropriate properties and we quickly decided upon one. She was efficient, professional, thorough and knowledgeable. Everything I’d ever want in a realtor. Great experience!”
Spring Branch New Construction Buyer
“Karen has assisted me in selling and buying 3 properties over the past 15 years. I have never been disappointed. She has always worked diligently and been extremely attentive, and has always provided excellent advice and insights. Cannot argue with success! And Perry has been a terrific help and has added greatly to overall capabilities. Thank you!!”
Memorial Park / Glen Cove Seller
“Karen is the best! This was our third transaction with her and we would never use anyone else.”
"Karen and Perry are extremely professional and knowledgeable! They held our hands through the selling process. They’re quick to respond and always on top of it! I would recommend them to anyone in the Houston area!"
"I worked with multiple agents. But none of them were like Karen. She was persistent. I put my house for sale with another agent from very famous agency but she couldn't sell my house and I now know why! But with Karen I had multiple offers. Then I wanted to rent my house, again I had multiple offers. I have to tell you, the agency is important, but the agent is more important. I can not explain how much better she was than other agents. You'll see after you try Karen."
"My Husband and I have bought and sold many homes in our 51 years of marriage. We have never had such a positive experience as we had with Karen Harberg. Karen is the most professional and knowledgeable REALTOR® we have ever used. Her tenacity, positive attitude, and wisdom made our 2 experiences fantastic!"
Phyllis and Jack
"Karen Harberg and Perry MacAdams (Karen's assistant) is my "go to" team for residential real estate. They are professional, communicative, and so knowledgeable about the Houston real estate market. Karen and Perry come totally prepared to the first meeting. And they listen to what you have to say. If you want to sell your house as quickly as possible for the highest price, I suggest hiring Karen Harberg. And you get her amazing assistant - two for the price of one!"
"Karen has helped our family with now 10 transactions over the years. Her knowledge and expertise is exceptional. She is always professional and available to help. She goes above and beyond. As always, thank you!"
Home Buyer & Seller
"Karen exceeds expectations in every aspect. She is the consummate professional and has made this a wonderful seller experience. Karen is the person you want on your team!"
"We recommend Karen Harberg without any reservations. She and her agency are top notch. They did a beautiful job of photographing our home, and had a professional video shot of it as well (including overhead drone footage that really gave a feeling for the whole of the yard). It's been a difficult time for sellers in the marketplace - but Karen helped us through it to a successful sale! Very pleased."
"Karen Harberg is an excellent REALTOR®. She is experienced and very knowledgeable about the market. We were very impressed with her expertise and understanding of all aspects of the sale process. She was very responsive and communicated well. We always felt we were in good hands with Karen as our agent."
"Karen and Perry are extremely professional, knowledgable and caring! They made our home buying experience very enjoyable and easy. Their market, neighborhood and community knowledge is superb and they helped us with every little detail of our home purchase. We always felt like we were her priority as their attention to our questions made us feel like valued clients."
"Karen told us exactly what needed to get done to sell our home. She presented us with materials and comprehensive research to help us make an informed decision about the sale of our home. She and Perry were very attentive when it came to our questions and requests. Everyone should hire Karen to sell their home!"
"Karen worked with us with the purchase of our house, then subsequent sale a few years later. Followed by helping us find our forever home. All three experiences of working with her were amazing. She goes above and beyond in every way. She works all hours of the day and is always available. Working with her has enhanced our friendship and we would never dream of using anyone else."