Karen Briscoe-Reed
Houlihan Lawrence

Karen Briscoe-Reed

Houlihan Lawrence

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) REALTOR® The Multiple Listing Service Mark

As of 2022 Karen Briscoe-Reed is Selected as Top 10 Agent  in New York as Published in the American Institute of Real Estate Agents for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and also a consistent Top Agent for Houlihan Lawrence, as Seen in Hudson Valley Magazine.  

"America’s Top 100 Real Estate is announcing that Karen Briscoe-Reed has been selected and identified to be one of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled Real Estate Brokers with a history of routinely selling homes at or above market value.  The algorithms used to select are a broad array of criteria for each candidate, yearly volume, selling homes above market value, luxury home sales, efficiency rate for closing sales, lifetime professional experience, and client satisfaction ratings. The agents effectiveness in closing sales above market values in comparison to other Real Estate Professionals in their region. The most efficient and effective Real Estate Professionals in the community are identified for the selection into America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents in the country, less than one percent. Congratulations Karen"

Karen Briscoe-Reed is an Associate Broker with Houlihan Lawrence, Inc. She is a GOLD Award and Silver Award recipient, a Top Selling Agent.. She has been selected by her peers to be a representative for the Professional Standards Committee to assist in grievances for ethical violations in NYSAR.  Having run her own Brokerage for years her life experience has helped her sellers and buyers.  Her experience in Engineering assist clients with zoning, variances, and Certificate of Occupancy building requirements in different municipalities Other skill sets are Staging, Photography, Pricing and Marketing, and Negotiating offers and bids.  Not too many agents can state they have as much knowledge and do not charge for these services.  She gives these talents to her seller's and buyer's regardless of their price range.  

She has a Master of Art degree from Argosy University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Karen began her real estate career more than 20 years ago in her family's brokerage, Roots Realty. During the decline in the real estate market, she supplemented her income working as a Chemical Engineer at IBM.  Always the go-getter, Karen received two Associate Degrees in Electronic and Electrical Mechanical engineering using IBM's tuition rein bursement program. Working in corporate America and going to school did not slow her continued success in real estate. She was promoted to Sales Manager and placed in charge of all training in the family's real estate business. Seeing an opportunity to learn even more about the industry, she obtained her broker's license making her one of the youngest real estate brokers in New York State at that time. Karen is a consistent multi-million dollar producer and has received numerous recognitions and awards over the years. She has the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) Designation). With specialization in first time homebuyers, resales, new construction, investment properties, sellers and short sales. Karen continues to excel in customer service. Currently, she specializes in helping Sellers, stage,prepare their homes for the market, get current CO's, and marketing ways to Sold.  As a buyer's agent she uses her experience to analyze homes to see if they ae in good condition before allowing offers and not to overbid for resale.  She loves to help people achieve their dreams of owning a home.

Karen is a real estate investor as well, owning and managing several of her own properties, this uniquely qualifies her to assist first time investors in starting their real estate portfolios. Karen was selected by Green River Capital, LLC and Infinity Valuation Services to be a New York State REO broker who evaluates and lists both pre-foreclosed and foreclosed properties. She has also taught first time homebuyers at Hudson River Housing in Poughkeepsie, New York. With the recent changes in the market, Karen has become a short sale and loan modification agent by assisting her clients in keeping or "short selling" their homes. Karen welcomes referrals and looks forward to assisting Sellers and Buyers in the Hudson Valley. Call or email her at (914) 213-1953 or [email protected].

Professional Awards & Achievements

Top Producer, Realtor of the Year, America's Top 100
10 Best Real Estate Agent in New York 2022
Top Agent Hudson Valley Magazine 2022

Professional Associations & Designations

License Real Estate Broker Dutchess County Association Of Realtors
Member DCAR Professional Standards Committee
Member of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Community Involvement

Active member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church 

Nursery School Leader and Feeding the Homeless

Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority , organization that promotes doing community service,   education, and leadership

Breast Cancer Awareness Participant Walk

Light the Night Walk to Fight Leukemia 

SPCA Donator

St. Judes Donator

Real Estate Expertise

Full time Real Estate Broker. Karen began her real estate career more than 20 plus years ago in her family's brokerage business called Roots Realty. Currently specializing in Residential Resales,New Construction Sales, Investment Properties, Short Sales, and Foreclosures.


Master of Arts- Industrial and Organizational Psychology

 Bachelor of Science - Psychology/Chemistry,

Associate Electronic Engineering, Associate in Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

NY State Licensed Real Estate Broker


1097 Route 55 , Lagrangeville - NY 12540

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