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Karen Frakes


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Karen's mission in real estate is to serve her buyer and seller clients at the highest level, with the utmost respect, and it has been since she began her career back in 2004. She has a passion in finding the perfect property her clients as well as negotiating the best terms of the contract on their behalf. Most of her business comes from happy clients who repeatedly use her for their real estate needs and consistently refer their friends and family, a true testament to the value Karen provides as your Austin real estate agent.


 Aside from traditional residential real estate, Karen specializes in waterfront, short term rentals, as well as farm and ranch properties. She serves the Greater Austin areas including, but not limited to, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Round Rock, Kyle, New Braunfels, Spicewood, Lakeway, Driftwood, Elgin and Fredericksburg. Karen offers her client's over 20 years of real estate experience and has closed over 200 transactions - an accomplishment that very few agents can claim. This accomplishment has landed her within the Top 500 of Realtors in Austin in 2023 - meaning she ranks in the top 1% of real estate agents in the area.

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Born in Dallas, Karen is a native Texan. She is a proud mom of two daughters who are Dripping Springs Alumni and both Texas A&M University - College Station Cum Laude graduates. Her hobbies include yoga, cooking, hiking and anything on the water. Karen is married to Roger Frakes, a local home builder, and the two of them enjoy living on Lake Travis with their Goldendoodle, Bella.


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Karen Frakes is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. My wife Jan and I have moved all over the country while my career at Hilton has grown, purchasing houses in 6 states. I asked her to communicate specifically through email as I travel extensively out of the USA and she honored that from the start. She always followed up when she said she would; she listened to what we told her we wanted and gave us exactly the types of houses we were interested in. To say she is the consummate professional real estate agent would almost be an understatement. Karen really and truly went above and beyond to make sure we found a great home and then saw it through to closing. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for a professional who works hard for you as the client and always keeps your best interests in mind
- John

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