Meet Karen

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®.

  • Awards
  • 2020 #81 Top Agent in Texas by Individual Sales Volume
  • 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
  • Education
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Bachelor of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Tulane University - Nutrition
  • Charity
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Bunker Hill Elementary School Community Improvement Team

Perry MacAdams

Licensed Assistant to Karen Harberg

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.