About Karen Picarello



I came to Scottsdale in 1988 from the San Francisco Bay area, where I was born and raised. I grew up in San Jose and attended San Jose State University, obtaining my BA and a secondary level teaching degree.
For 12 years I taught art and mathematics in the San Jose area, earning a ‘favorite teacher’ recognition in a school I helped open. That was a very rewarding time in my life, and I am truly grateful that I helped so many young people develop into fine adults. I was always interested in real estate and invested in several areas.
My love of tennis soon became a full-time passion. Tennis was my focus in Scottsdale until 1993, when I joined Prudential Arizona Realty. Then, my other passion became a profession. In my first two years at Prudential I became a member of their Leading Edge Society (top 4% of their Realtors) and also earned the GRI (Graduate of the Real Estate Institute) and the prestigious CRS (Certified Residential Specialist’4% of all Realtors). This was meaningful to me because it usually takes many years to accomplish these.
After nearly three years at Prudential I moved to RE/MAX.  RE/MAX Inter-national is a very strong company with top agents and, in my mind, THE best. RE/MAX has more Certified Residential Specialists designees than the nearest two competitors combined.
Each year at RE/MAX I have been a  member of the 100% club, and became a platinum club member in 2002 & 2005,  and the President’s Club in 2005.
I really love working with all kinds of buyers and sellers because every day brings something new and different. So, real estate is my present passion, and my tennis game shows it. But I still get out there now and then to hit the ball.
I have been an active participant in my home-owners association, having served on the board for many years, twice as president.
I love the desert and the metro Phoenix area and enjoy helping people with their real estate needs here.
In my continual effort to improve client services, I have instituted a total management team that collaborates on every aspect of home-buying or ‘selling transactions. This team constantly interacts to ensure that all aspects of a given transaction are fail-proof.
Moreover this team is comprised of top agents who jointly represent many years of experience in the field. They are full-fledged professionals truly worthy of the proud name RE/MAX.
I hope we can work together to make your move a pleasant experience.
Phone  (480) 792-9500
Fax  (480) 860-8755
Office (480) 860-8733
RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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