An authority on Austin real estate since 1990, Karen Cunningham’s intimate knowledge of local inventory, neighborhoods, and waterfront properties is only matched by her lifelong passion for helping others. Karen’s experience as a Registered Nurse profoundly impacted her subsequent real estate career, and she credits her exceptional listening ability to her work in medicine.
Genuinely focused on her clients, Karen strives to understand each individual’s unique needs, while delivering a personal and seamless buying and selling experience. She always puts the needs of her clients first, and she believes that listening is the key to building lasting relationships. An exceptional communicator, clients note Karen’s natural ability to negotiate win-win outcomes skillfully.
A Lake Austin resident herself, Karen is keenly aware of the intricacies involved in marketing and selling waterfront homes. She is tenacious by nature and proactively solves challenges by anticipating potential issues before they occur. Throughout her career, Karen has built a network of fellow professionals so that she remains informed of “coming soon” and pocket listings in Austin’s competitive real estate market.
Karen and her daughter, Sonya, are one of the most powerful teams in Austin real estate, backed by the prestigious Kuper Sotheby’s name. Together, they complement one another’s strengths and deliver a five-star experience to each client they serve.
At home, Karen and her husband enjoy lake living, traveling, cooking, being a grandparent, and reading. Several times a year, they escape to Santa Fe where they savor the area’s delicious food and outdoor activities.
Honors and Designations:
- Vice President, Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty
- Past Member of the Austin Elite 25
- Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
Karen Cunningham and her daughter Sonya Cunningham listed our home with Sotheby's in January 2017. We have sold our residence, closing March 31 2017. We are impressed and delighted to be treated so respectively as sellers. Karen and team met our every need while also respecting our privacy, our investment and our position as a seller. Karen actually sold the property as a pocket sale. We highly recommend Karen and Sonya for their professional expertise in the Austin market and their ability to close a deal.
- Steven & Becky T.
I have known and been using Karen Cunningham since 2001. I would not use anyone else for my Real Estate needs. I highly recommend her and Sonya Cunningham. They both are very knowledgeable, professional and help with all the details to make your experience either selling or buying a home very easy. 5 Star Service!
- Jackie B.
To say I like to move is an understatement! Karen and Sonya Cunningham have been amazing through all my real estate adventures and on many occasions, found solutions to sometimes very complicated situations. Through every transaction, Karen and Sonya have always showed just how professional and honest they truly are and strive to make each sale more smooth than the last. Most importantly, I am proud to call them my friends!
- Sarah S.
The process of buying and selling real estate is complex. I believe that being represented by the right Realtor is just as important as having the best Physician, Dentist or Attorney. Karen and Sonya Cunningham have represented me in the sale and purchase of six different properties over the past 12 years, one of which was accomplished while I was living in Singapore. From establishing the sales price to making a purchase offer and the negotiations, I place all of my faith, trust and confidence in Karen and Sonya. The greatest compliment and testimony is the fact that I made certain that Karen and Sonya represented my parents in the purchase of their retirement home when they retired from Michigan to Austin.
- Ben G.
Working with Sonya and Karen is a real pleasure. We never doubted that they held our best interests as the priority and they guided us into a house that we love and have made a home of. We could have missed this house without their insight and guidance. As a bonus, Sonya and Karen are a blast, so the looking is fun!
- Jo W. & Martha P.
As someone who also works in the industry, I view Karen Cunningham as the ultimate professional. Her knowledge and expertise gives her the advantage of taking the best care of her clients possible. It has always been my pleasure to work with Karen! Her excellent service, frequent communication, professionalism and dependability makes the sale process so much easier for everyone involved. She is the best and comes highly recommended in my book!
- Rose K.
I can't brag on Sonya & Karen enough! Excellent! Sonya & Karen are the Best!
- Pat & Angela H.
Karen & Sonya Cunningham are fantastic. Your firm is very lucky to have such great people working! Thank you for everything!
- Christina & Justin W.
Sonya & Karen Cunningham are the THE BEST!
- Amy L.