Karen Climo

Karen Climo

Real Estate Broker

Karen Climo
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Great Barrington
306 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
26 Church Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Years in Business

Properties Sold

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About Me About Me

Karen joined William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty as a founding agent in the Berkshire Brokerage after owning her own successful firm in Great Barrington, MA. Born and raised in Redding, CT, she moved to the Berkshires from Boston in 1996 after living in Boston for over ten years. Upon arriving in the Berkshires, Karen served as the Development Director at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox for many years.

Karen decided to pursue a career in real estate in 2007, but had been building new construction homes in the Berkshires since 1996. She is a high-energy professional and is focused on delivering quality of service with integrity and creating trust with her clients, whether buyers or sellers. Karen prides herself on her attention to detail, and believes that, coupled with her extensive real estate knowledge, ensures that she is able to meet her clients real estate needs professionally, efficiently and personally.

Karen is a 1986 graduate of Boston University's College of Communications and has served as the President of the Berkshire County Multiple Listing Service and is an active volunteer with the Berkshire County Board of Realtors. She served as the Clerk on the board of Charley's Fund, fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and has served on the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Board and the Egremont/Alford Local Cultural Council. She recently joined the Board of The Great Barrington Public Theater.  Her home is in beautiful Egremont, MA. Karen co-owns The Great Barrington Bagel Company in downtown Great Barrington.

Licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York – please contact Karen if you are thinking about buying or selling in Berkshire, Columbia or Litchield Counties.


  • Born In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Lives In Egremont, MA
  • Favorite Movie Dangerous Liaisons
  • Passion Family and Travel
  • Interests Movies, Reading, Fine Dining, Exploring, Traveling
  • Favorite Lyric I'd rather be a comma than a full stop - Coldplay
  • Inspiration My girls
  • Can't Live Without My dogs

Agent Designations

  • Broker
  • Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
  • Seller Representative Specialist
  • Waterfront Property Specialist
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Testimonials (38)

Karen Climo was a phenomenal real estate agent. She is knowledgeable, approachable and hardworking. She made the process of buying a new home fun and relaxing. She was always available to answer questions and guide us through the process. I would highly recommend Karen and have already recommended her to friends and family. Bonnie Ann Southworth Rajesh Tim Gandhi
Karen Climo was a dream to work with on finding a new home! She supported me with kindness, professionalism, and a great sense of humor during every step of the process. Karen has been my real estate agent as both a buyer and a seller and I can't recommend her highly enough! Jolyn Unruh
Karen Climo was the finest realtor ever! She went above and beyond as it was a difficult sale and I had moved 1/12 months before closing-She was amazing! Marks Irving Trustee Alice Nathan
Karen Climo is the best! She's very responsive, and has been enormously helpful in my property search. She's honest, straightforward and is very knowledgeable about the market. Phyllis Stein
Karen was very helpful in making this sale possible. She was very professional, knew her product and her follow up to get to the closing was terrific. Robert J. Ostellino Catherine K. Ostellino
Karen was more than helpful in getting us our first house and we always felt that we were in good hands with her. A real pleasure it was dealing with her and all the folks at Sotheby’s. Thank you again for all your help. Jonathan M. Magnotti Michele Samantha Lefenfeld
Karen was great and made the whole process easy and seamless. Thanks again. Sandra B Martin Daniel W. Martin
Karen Climo has done an excellent job of representing us as a buyer's agent. She has been very responsive and attentive to our situation and needs. Hulbert L. Mike Scott Christine Scott
From first discussions to closing the support was first class Carolyn and Matthew Sanzone
I really have to thank Karen for her excellent work and dedication. She is very responsive and communicates well. She kept me in the loop and I never had to wait to hear from her. I still recall how compassionate she was after my father passed away. I chose her to represent me due our first meeting when she was very kind to me during a difficult time. She earned trust with her diligence over the years as the vacant land took longer to sell as imagined. She stuck through it and I greatly appreciate her and would recommend her highly. Reynolds Scott
Karen was a fantastic partner in the sale of our house and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I bought that house with Karen and sold it with her 12 years later. The best!!! Andrew Belcher Anusha Venkataraman
Karen Climo was very responsive to all forms of communication and very helpful in all stages of the selling process. Highly recommend! Michelle Bacchetti
Karen was an amazing real estate agent. She was attentive, detail oriented, went above and beyond, was available to communicate at all times, and if she didn't know a response was honest and got an answer quickly. She was very knowledgable about the area, local laws and made great recommendations for work. Molly Landman
Karen is smart, experienced, patient, personable and objective. She always thinks about her clients needs and puts them first. She's accessible at all times and knows the market and surrounding areas better than anyone I know. She also has an amazing design eye so when evaluating homes and land she can envision how it could look in the future. She's honest, trustworthy and a true partner to her clients. risaamy
As the seller of a second home in Richmond, I had a wonderful experience with Karen Climo. I especially appreciated that she answered my e-mails and phone calls within 5 minutes. She marketed the property very well, and was especially helpful negotiating with potential buyers; because of that I was very satisfied with the price I got for the house and for the smooth process at closing. I have already recommended her to a friend, another second-home seller. I don't think a real estate client, seller or buyer, could do better than with Karen Climo vmasseylf
Karen was wonderful! She was responsive, very easy to work with, and worked extreme hard to sell a house for me that had many challenges that came with it. I highly recommend Karen! danabishop246
Karen is outstanding! She went above and beyond in every way, and I couldn't have asked for a better agent in my home search. Once we narrowed down my search to the home that was right for me, Karen's expertise, knowledge, and caring was absolutely key in guiding me to a successful purchase. Karen was always responsive and available throughout the entire home purchase process, from search to closing, and even post-closing to ensure I had any info needed to get settled in to my new home. Of the many things that impressed me about Karen, some that especially stand out are her dedication, knowledge, and especially her high ethical standards. I highly recommend Karen! user0004588
Karen made everything about the listing, showings, negotiations, paperwork and closing easy so we could just concentrate on packing and moving. She was very through and professional at all times. We will definitely use Karen again for all our real estate needs. fulmail
Karen really knows her stuff. I received an offer on my home within a week of it coming on the market. She is efficient and also very accommodating. She has a great personality and is easy to work with. I totally trust her instincts with negotiating as well as respect her knowledge about real estate, the market, etc. I would happily work with her again. MacondrayLane
Karen really knows her stuff. I received an offer on my home within a week of it coming on the market. She is efficient and also very accommodating. She has a great personality and is easy to work with. I totally trust her instincts with negotiating as well as respect her knowledge about real estate, the market, etc. I would happily work with her again. MacondrayLane
Karen Climo is knowledgeable, personable and a pleasure to work with. She sold my larger home two years ago and has taken me to see many potential homes in my ongoing search to downsize and buy my next smaller home. Karen is professional, kind and honest. I can't recommend her highly enough. jolynu
Karen has been very thorough throughout our real estate processes. She makes herself available at all times of the day and has guided us through the buying process with knowledge and efficiency. user40388028
Karen stuck with us throughout a long sales process a rural area, which ended successfully with a sale to a buyer who needed a long and difficult government inspection process. Then she stuck with us in a long successful home search over many months and towns in the Berkshires. So now we are stuck on Karen! lynneh
Karen took me through the entire process from initial interest in a condo apartment through post closing paperwork. Karen is a gem! Her assistance is over and above professional quality. She adds a very personal and knowledgable touch to the thorny process of purchasing real estate. anndorfman
Karen sold my property in an efficient time. I was glad she came and assessed the condition of the place for showing, she had some small fixes in mind that made the space feel open. She was always available to show and gave newcomers to the area a layout of the land. We sold while I was away from town and she expertly handled all the details. I just signed the paperwork. She was knowledgeable and professional, and I felt comfortable during the process. If I bought again in the area I would work with no other realtor. Melanie arcand
Karen is the best! She has a lot of personality and always has a positive attitude. You can feel confident that she will put a lot of energy into selling your place or finding you one that fits your lifestyle perfectly. We have already recommended her to friends and family and will continue to do so for years to come. itsrobbiecooper
Working with Karen was a pleasure. She is a wonderful professional who cares about her clients, is very responsive and is very well-respect and known in the local community. Karen sold our house in a down housing market and maintained her optimism and pleasant demeanor throughout the process. She is terrific. kckinne
Karen was awesome. She helped sell our home that had been on the market for a long time. She was always there when we needed her help. When it was finally sold she really worked hard to handle all of the tough questions, issues, and negotiations. With the new laws the process can be very complicated. She pulled us through. She's a professional and really works for you. Thank you Karen. We would definitely recommend her and would use her again in the future. berkshiregirl48
We had a great experience working with Karen. This was my first time buying a house and Karen was very helpful guiding me through this process. From finding properties to consider, to helping us negotiate with some challenging sellers, to walking us through the paperwork, we were very grateful to have Karen on our side. I have already recommended her to friends (who just purchased something with her help) and would recommend her again! Karidiamond
My husband and I just bought our first home and we believe that we couldn't have worked with a better realtor than Karen. She was recommended by a friend and was everything we had hoped for -- friendly, honest, responsive, communicative, knowledgeable and incredibly easy to work with. She made the process of buying a home as easy as it could have been and was wonderful at every bump along the way. We would recommend her to ANYONE who is looking to buy/sell in the area she covers. njappel
Karen was very responsive and always on top of things from the moment I called her to the final closing. I would highly recommend her for all your real estate needs. She is continuing to to do a great job for us as she sells another property we own. You will be extremely satisfied with her work. Pick up the phone now and call her. Andy Hill
Karen helped me purchase my house in Sheffield, MA. On the day that I first walked in Karen had already taken me to multiple listings. The other houses were great though the emotional connection hadn't popped. Karen had listened very well to what I was looking for and decided to take me to one more place that wasn't even on her original list. She obviously knows the market very well. The house was perfect! Karen helped me through the process with ease and made the paperwork all enjoyable. Karen is an active part of our community and a great friend. I couldn't recommend Karen more for her attentive, honest and professional service. Karen isn't just selling houses but really makes our community better! MassBliss
Karen sold my house in Pittsfield ( a tough sale) for me, and found and sold a house in Lenox Dale to my partner. She had a positive and practical outlook and eased both of us through whatever stress arose. She knows her stuff, and does the work.Again, my house was a tough sale. She held an open house and it was done. I still can't quite believe it...I recommender her to anyone needing real-estate help. zubzub63
Not only did she help find and buy this house several years,but she is now helping me sell it. If I did not have trust and faith in her ability I would not be using her twice. Katz31
Karen worked with me on selling a second home in S. Egremont and was very instrumental in facilitating exposure to the property as well as giving helpful input to holding to the appropriate selling price. Karen is very knowledgeable of the area and what needs to be done to move a property to the satisfaction of the seller. Smart, reliable and personal attention. Sotheby's is fortunate to have her as part of their team. Rickramsay54
Karen was very responsive from the first phone call to the final.closing. My wife and I couldn't have been happier with the process and her complete professionalism and positive attitude. We definitely recommend using Karen for all your real estate needs. greenwichfd66
Karen was very sensitive to our needs, and really listened to our request to find a home within our budget. We would happily recommend Karen as your' agent. The Twings. GHB7822009
Karen worked with us for well over a year to help us find and purchase a commercial property, a home and land. After those many months and 3 real estate transactions, we feel confident that we can highly recommend Karen Climo. From the first meeting to the last closing, Karen was always there for us, tremendous in communication both via phone and e-mail. She is very well known and highly respected in both her real estate peer group and throughout the community. She is very knowledgeable about the area and about what is available. Karen listened to us about who we are, where we have come from and what we were looking for. From there she did her homework and she was on top of every listing both inside and outside of our parameters. Karen was very respectful of our budget and would enthusiastically list or help you find a house in any price range.She earned our trust from the start and never let us down. We highly recommend Karen Climo if you are seeking a real estate agent. PhyllisBeloff Webb

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