Karen is an EXP ICON real estate agent and private investor specializing in short-term rentals.  She has been investing in and operating short-term rental accommodations since 2015.  Her cash-flowing portfolio includes smoky mountain cabins, glamping resorts and Emerald Coast condominiums.  She is a general partner in the Accelerate Capital Partners short term rental syndication.  Prior to becoming a full-time real estate agent and investor, Karen served over 20 years in corporate America as a W-2 employee and five years in the US Army as a Chinese linguist.
 
Karen is a smoky mountain resident who has developed a deep knowledge of the smoky mountain market.  In addition to owning a multitude of cabins (www.stargazerstays.com), she also owns and operates a coffee shop (www.theheavenlyroast.com) and glamping resort (www.stargazerstaysglamping.com).  As a smoky mountain local and business owner she has exceptional insight into the dynamics and intricacies of the smoky mountain economy. She has developed an extensive network of local resources to assist out of state investors with all aspects of cabin setup.
 
As Karen’s client, you’ll have the commitment, expertise and support of a local like-minded real estate investor to help you acquire and successfully manage a cash-flowing investment property. Book your appointment today to get started!

SOLD IN 2021-2022

       

Karen is an EXP ICON real estate agent and private investor specializing in short-term rentals.  She has been investing in and operating short-term rental accommodations since 2015.  Her cash-flowing portfolio includes smoky mountain cabins, glamping resorts and Emerald Coast condominiums.  She is a general partner in the Accelerate Capital Partners short term rental syndication.  Prior to becoming a full-time real estate agent and investor, Karen served over 20 years in corporate America as a W-2 employee and five years in the US Army as a Chinese linguist.
 
Karen is a smoky mountain resident who has developed a deep knowledge of the smoky mountain market.  In addition to owning a multitude of cabins (www.stargazerstays.com), she also owns and operates a coffee shop (www.theheavenlyroast.com) and glamping resort (www.stargazerstaysglamping.com).  As a smoky mountain local and business owner she has exceptional insight into the dynamics and intricacies of the smoky mountain economy. She has developed an extensive network of local resources to assist out of state investors with all aspects of cabin setup.
 
As Karen’s client, you’ll have the commitment, expertise and support of a local like-minded real estate investor to help you acquire and successfully manage a cash-flowing investment property. Book your appointment today to get started!

SOLD IN 2021-2022

       

 

 

1. GET APPROVED WITH A LENDER

Please feel free to access our lender directory by clicking the link below for Short Term Rental Investment Resources.

2. SCHEDULE AN INTRODUCTION CALL WITH KAREN

3. CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND START SEARCHING FOR PROPERTIES

Serving the Great Smoky Mountains, Sevier and Blound Countries & Surrounding Areas (exprealty.com) Tennessee Homes & Real Estate

4. IDENTIFY AND ANALYZE THE PROPERTY

Karen has additional resources to help clients analyze their deals at this stage in the process!

5. OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE

Our team will help you get your dream cabin under contract for the best price and terms!

6. INSPECTION AND CLOSING

We will connect with one of your trusted contracts in the area for the property inspection.

7. STR MANAGEMENT

Karen will guide you through his process for creating listings on the major platforms as well as integrating these listings with a channel manager and pricing tool. She will be there to help  you every step of the way!

GET STARTED TODAY!

INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

Buy & Hold | Jan 2020  Present

 

  • Single-family residence in Sevierville, TN
    Purchase price: $439,000.00
    Cash invested: $90,000.00

    3BD/BA Cabin in Sevieville, TN.

Buy & Hold | Apr 2019  Present

 

  • Other in Dover, VT
    Purchase price: $119,000.00
    Cash invested: $28,000.00

    1BD/1BA condo held in SD IRA located at base of Mt. Snow.

Buy & Hold | Apr 2019  Present

 

  • Single-family residence in Pigeon Forge, TN
    Purchase price: $374,000.00
    Cash invested: $40,000.00

    3BD/3BA Cabin in Pigeon Forge, TN

Buy & Hold | Aug 2018  Present

 

  • Other in Biloxi, MS
    Purchase price: $89,000.00
    Cash invested: $19,000.00

    1BD/1BA Condo. Purchased for STR, but city regulations shut us down. Operating as a long term rental with month to month tenant.

Buy & Hold | Jul 2018  Present

 

  • Other in Biloxi, MS
    Purchase price: $55,000.00
    Cash invested: $11,000.00

    1 BD/1BA Condo operated as a short term rental.

Buy & Hold | Jun 2018  Present

 

  • Other in Biloxi, MS
    Purchase price: $189,000.00
    Cash invested: $36,000.00

    2BD/2BA Condo overlooking Gulf of Mexico

Buy & Hold | Jun 2017  Present

 

  • Other in Dover, VT
    Purchase price: $58,000.00
    Cash invested: $10,500.00

    Studio condo situated at the base of Mt. Snow.

Buy & Hold | Sep 2006  Present

 

  • Single-family residence in Arlington, VT
    Purchase price: $590,000.00
    Cash invested: $80,000.00

    Single family primary residence used as Air BnB.

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