About Me

Real Esate Professional

Karen List has been a full time licensed real estate professional since 1995. She joined Sereno Group in 2019 because of their high level of integrity, values, professionalism, and social responsibility to our community, as well as their "1% for Good" program. In 2021 she was ranked in the top 1% Realtors in California and in 2022 ranked 1.5% Nationwide with RealTrends based on sales volume. She was a top producing agent for CENTURY 21, receiving their highest award, the CENTURION Sales Award, yearly from 1997-2007, and 2009-2018.  In addition, in 2004 & 2012, she received the prestigious award of DOUBLE CENTURION.  And in 2010 & 2012 she was the #5 Top Selling CENTURY 21 Agent in Northern CA Coastal Region. She also received the company’s Quality Service Award, which is based entirely on client feedback. And she won the Member of the Year award for NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) in 2005. In 2020 she was awarded the Membership Milestone from the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors for 25 years of service in the real estate industry. In 2021 she achieved the Top 1% of Realtors in California by Sales Volume based on Realtrends rankings. And, in 2022 she achieved the Top 1.5% of Realtors Nationwide in Sales Volume based on Realtrends rankings. But awards and commissions are not what motivate her.

She genuinely cares about her clients and looks out for their best interests. Her goal is to exceed their needs and expectations. This ethic accounts for why over 95 percent of her business comes from repeat clients and from clients who refer their friends, family, and coworkers.

She is equally adept at all types of residential transactions—from listings that are fixer homes up to luxury estates, from first-time home buyers to seasoned investors, and everything in between for both sellers and buyers. She focuses on superior customer service and satisfaction, striving to exceed her clients’ expectations by hand holding each sale from start to finish, superior follow-up, follow-through, prompt response to calls and emails, and being on top of all aspects through the entire process. Her BA in business and her continuing education in real estate helps her keep pace with changing technology and market trends, ensuring that her clients receive the benefits of the latest marketing strategies and tools.  

In addition, Karen maintains excellent relationships with professionals in every field of the real estate industry including stagers, photographers, mortgage brokers, escrow agents, contractors, painters, and movers. This enables her clients to smoothly navigate what can otherwise be a daunting process.

Her genuine appreciation for each client’s unique life situation has led not only to a successful, award-winning career and many satisfied clients, but also to a wealth of deep and lasting relationships. One of her greatest satisfactions is to continue relationships with her clients after the sale.

According to feedback from her clients, what makes Karen “stand out above the rest” is her professionalism, knowledge from decades of experience, patience, no pressure – no stress demeanor, attention to all the details, and making the process easy from start to finish.


Karen List
Realtor DRE #01198623

Christie's International Real Estate Sereno

Email: karen.a.list@gmail.com

Making the process easy from start to finish.