Since joining the Mendham office in the fall of 2003, Karen has had the benefit of partnering with some of the top producers at Turpin Real Estate. Her mentors were generous with their experience, their clients and their time. It's that culture of collaboration that led Karen to Turpin in the first place. She attributes much of her success to the spirit of cooperation among her colleagues and the ongoing support of the management.
As one of Turpin’s top-producing real estate professionals, Karen has built her career on a foundation of integrity, honesty and discretion. Those traits, and her expertise in marketing and negotiation, have earned Karen a place among the Top Ten Agents at Turpin for 2013, 2014 and 2017. Her consistent performance has also made her an annual member of The President’s Club, beginning in 2004 after her first year in real estate.
Karen studied business at the University of Notre Dame and graduated with a degree in marketing. She parlayed her passion for marketing and a former career in advertising into the marketing and selling of luxury real estate. Expertly trained in negotiating and marketing, Karen demonstrates her commitment to buyers and sellers in various price ranges and strives for excellence in all transactions. She firmly believes that her success is measured by the satisfaction of her customers and the service that she is able to provide.
Karen was raised in Morristown and spent most of her life in New Jersey, giving her an in-depth knowledge of the area and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty found in Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. Karen and her husband David have resided in Chester Township for the past 26 years, where they raised three children and five puppies for The Seeing Eye. She is an active member and former board member of the Women’s Association of Morristown Medical Center. She has served on numerous committees and held other board positions at Assumption School in Morristown, St. Joseph’s School in Mendham, Villa Walsh Academy and the Notre Dame Club of North Jersey.
If you are looking for a real estate professional with patience, a strong work ethic and a passion for helping her clients, Karen is the agent for you.
2018-12-18 - jmutare
During 2014 following my retirement, & recognizing that we were now empty nesters, we reluctantly decided that the time was right to sell our beautiful home in Mendham, New Jersey. At the time, we had little idea how tough the market was in our area and price range but persisted on the advice of the real estate company that we had chosen. However, we were unsuccessful over a 3-year period with very few showings, a dearth of feedback when there were showings, and very limited actionable advice coming from our Realtor.
In late 2017, we decided that we absolutely needed a change in representation if we were to make a breakthrough and finally sell our home. We interviewed a number of other real estate companies and carefully considered which one might be able to successfully market our home after the disappointment that we had experienced. We subsequently selected Turpin Realtors having been most impressed with their track record, professional approach and candid feedback as to what they believed we needed to do in order for our home to become more desirable to prospective buyers in our area.
Most importantly, they matched us up with Karen Tourville with whom we immediately established a close and productive working relationship. Karen truly understood the issue we were faced with and was forthcoming with a plan of action which she convinced us would significantly heighten the chances of a successful sale in the short to medium term. She was extremely respectful of our love for our home & its contents, but at the same time was also very definitive about the changes she felt we needed to make in order for our home to be more broadly appealing given the difficult and apparently worsening market conditions. Making changes of consequence is never easy, but Karen had a pleasant and convincing way of working with us such that we were able to move forward with implementation without aggravation and delay. She not only clearly identified the changes she felt were necessary but was also extremely helpful in recommending vendors to get the necessary work done in a timely fashion.
Our home went back on the market in Spring 2018, & it was immediately evident that the changes we had made, together with Karen’s marketing campaign was driving a significantly increased level of interest. The number of showings to qualified buyers rose to levels we had not previously seen, and for the first time, there was interest among potential buyers for return visits. Both prior to and after every showing, Karen provided us with comprehensive & candid feedback that allowed us to truly gauge level of interest & make good decisions going forward.
In early August, we received an acceptable offer that led to a smooth and successful Closing in late September. This result of course speaks for itself, but we can without any reservation say that it was achieved in large part due to Karen’s expertise, perseverance and continued confidence in a successful outcome. She was a pleasure to know and work with, and we highly recommend her to anyone considering selling their home in the area in which we lived.
2018-07-21 - cmchapin3
Karen Tourville has been involved in three real estate transaction for my wife and me, and we are about to embark on a fourth. While that alone speaks for itself, I would add that she has been a pleasure to work with, ready with analysis and perspective throughout. She is extremely professional and easy to work with.
2016-04-27 - karengiaco
Karen Tourville came highly recommended but even so, she far exceeded our expectations. not only was well versed in the areas we were interested in, she had done thorough research in a home we really liked not only to discover that it had flooded previously. this was not something we would not have thought of looking into. Karen Tourville has great instinct and an innate ability to match a family with the right home for their needs and lifestyle. For example, I was losing sleep over a home that we were about to make an offer on. I just didn't love it but I thought it was close enough to meet our needs. After talking to Karen (at length!), she helped me to realize we needed to look further and "close enough" isn't the feeling one should have when purchasing a home. Happily, with Karen's vigilance, we found a perfect home for us. My husband and I agree that we also feel as if we not only found the worlds greatest realtor but a friend who we will keep in touch with for a life time. I would highly recommend her.
2016-04-26 - zuser20150423194849748
While selling my mother's home in 2012, Karen created an atmosphere of sensitivity and understanding which helped our family moved forward during an otherwise very trying time. She is the consummate professional managing all aspects of a sale with grace. Our family is forever grateful we chose Karen to work with.
2016-04-22 - mvrobinson163
What a difference it makes to navigate the difficult journey from listing through closing with the right real estate person by your side! Karen's deep expertise, well-honed instincts, and sound judgment made all the difference. She was always there with a calm voice and a level head. After having interviewed five people, boy was I grateful that I picked the right one. All in all, working with Karen was a pleasure.
2016-04-21 - cees j heiman
Having now worked with Karen for a year, we can safely say she is an excellent professional. She combines her friendly, representative and welcoming nature with decisiveness as well as expert knowledge of the area and her business. In addition, she is speedy in follow up and pleasant to interact with. She has a keen eye for important details.
2016-04-19 - l isko
Karen Tourville and her team provided us with a level of expertise and professionalism that was honestly refreshing. She spent a lot of time carefully determining the correct asking price. They were friendly, professional and available to us during the entire process. I highly recommend working with Karen and her team.
2016-04-14 - user308404
Karen has great attention to detail and was tenacious in showing the house. She has the perfect personality for the job--friendly and easy to work with but determined and success oriented. She respected our personal space. We recommend her highly.
2016-04-10 - maremmackay
It was a pleasure to work with Karen who worked with four siblings to sell our Mom's house. From our initial contact after her write up of tasks we needed to accomplished until the keys were passed at the closing we had an excellent experience with Karen, who was always available to us.
2015-11-15 - egcricket5
Karen is a true professional and a delight to work with. We interviewed 5 potential realtors and Karen was the one we chose. She walked us through every step and was available when we needed her. Karen helped us make some tough decisions along the way. The house sold in 6 months in a market where things were sitting for a year or more.
We have recommended her to friends and I would use her services again if I could.