Karen Karpman

Residential and commercial real estate broker

Karen’s professional life began in the children’s clothing industry where she worked her way up from selling door to door to successfully launching & running her own divisions. Her work included travelling to Europe and the USA researching upcoming trends followed by working with her design & sales teams to execute new ideas and bring them successfully to the market across Canada and the United States. 

Karen’s love of interior design and architecture led to studies in the field and  that passion led her to embark on a second career in real estate in 2001 beginning with Remax Westmount (2001-2007) followed by Sotheby’s International Realty Québec (2007-2023).  In early 2024, Karen joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Québec to continue to offer her skills honed over 22 years successfully serving the community. 

As a result of her warm and effective approach, Karen has developed a strong network of new and returning clients as well as many referrals from satisfied customers. As an experienced broker with a fabulous support team, Karen has maintained a top-tier position with her brokerages for many years representing both local and international clientele. 

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you will benefit from Karen’s knowledge and dedication, as well as the prestige of the Berkshire Hathaway brand. Karen strives every day to ensure that each client and every property receives the attention and service that she would want for herself. Rest assured that Karen and her team, are committed to exceptional marketing and exposure, regardless of price point.

Residential real estate is a very personal profession and Karen’s goal, along with her team,  is to ensure that each client experience is satisfying, pleasant and with a successful end result.

Formerly of Westmount, Karen has now lived for over twenty years in the downtown Golden Square Mile.

Karen looks forward to helping you to reach your real estate goals!

The properties of Karen Karpman


Karen Karpman and Ariane Biagini Cowper provided professional guidance and service while carrying out their efforts towards the sale of our property. They treated our property with great care during the process of showing our property and kept us sufficiently apprised after visits. They are trustworthy and pay great attention to details. From first steps of staging, superb photos and thorough questioning through to final sale, the service was top-notch. We are pleased with the process and the outcome. Thanks so much to Karen and Ariane. Great job!
by A. Przybylowski, Westmount
Karen and Ariane, Thanks so much to both of you for your advice, dedication and great communication throughout the process. A plan well executed and our home was sold swiftly at a fair price to both parties.
by Xavier & Sylvie - Westmount
I chose Karen because of the excellent service she provided to my sister and her husband during the purchase of their home. Karen worked with me and helped me attain the best price in the sale of my condo and purchase of a new one. She is hard working, reliable, knowledgeable, dedicated, and pleasant to boot. Karen follows through and follows up. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who wants property sold by an ‘expert’.
by Satisfied client
Karen Karpman sold our home for us in 24 hours! She has a well thought out and patient approach to selling and buying homes. In fact, while attempting to negotiate the purchase of our next home with the owner myself - with which I was unsuccessful - I found myself searching out Karen’s help. Again Karen stepped in to an almost lost situation and with her intelligence and savvy closed the deal. I highly recommend Karen.
by Satisfied client
Karen learned the project to the details and performed in a very professional manner never losing her charming attitude towards the clients. A significant part of the success of “La Closerie Condominiums” can certainly be credited to Karen’s unique abilities and talents.
by Satisfied client
Karen Karpman handled our mandate in a very professional way. She is a very dedicated and pleasant person to deal with and methodic in her approach with potential buyers. We would recommend Karen very highly to any potential seller of a heritage property or any other type of property or apartment.
by Satisfied client
Karen Karpman made shopping for a house feel like an exciting adventure. Her lovely demeanor and calming presence enriched my home-buying experience. There is no question that my husband and I would not have found our new property without Ms. Karpman’s skilled assistance. Ms. Karpman has a rare blend of qualities that allow her to be a strong advocate for clients without being overbearing or pushy. She is a GEM!
by Satisfied client
Karen's attention to detail and her negotiating skills made the sale of our condo a stress-less and profitable experience. One word sums her up - Professional. We would use her again and recommend her to our friends and family.
by Satisfied client
I was charged with arranging for the sale of a large family country estate with three homes, situated on a grand and beautiful Eastern Townships lake. I decided to award Karen the mandate knowing of her dedication to detail, ethics, and her absolute willingness to turn over every stone in an effort to accomplish the mandated task. Karen made several full day trips to the property, accompanied on many occasions by potential interested parties who learned of the opportunity by virtue of strategic and well-placed ads. Of further significance, Karen wisely opted to partner with the regions’ premier real estate agent, giving her even greater insight into the virtues of the area, as well as increasing the exposure of this estate. All of this led to the sale of the property in which all stakeholders were deemed to be satisfied. The clear evidence of the highest level of professionalism would, without hesitation, allow me to recommend Karen.
by Satisfied client
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your patience & professionalism throughout a challenging negotiation. I would say that thanks to you, the deal went through. You played your role eloquently. Thank you again.
by Satisfied client
I have worked with Karen on three successful transactions over the past two years (two sales and one purchase). Our most recent collaboration involved a very significant sale on the West Island. Karen was able to introduce a viable and commercial offer within six months of our listing, and she enabled a closing shortly thereafter. During this process, Karen was charged with managing a demanding vendor alongside an even more demanding purchaser. She endured late nights, lengthy conversations and many frustrating moments, sustaining a fragile transaction throughout. Karen shepherded the sale by deftly assuming the roles of agent, cultural diplomat and deal psychologist. A tenuous and challenged deal reveals the true skill and commitment of a professional intermediary. I could not endorse her more highly.
by Satisfied client
It was a pleasure to work with Karen Karpman who had the mandate to sell our Penthouse in downtown Montreal. A professional in every sense of the word, Karen is savvy, well informed, organized, and detail oriented. She made us feel that we were her only clients as she was always open and available for discussion. She followed up in a timely manner and personally showed our condo to potential clients. Karen marketed our property effectively, was focused and assertive, while consistently demonstrating respect and integrity. Her sense of humor and positive approach was much appreciated, especially during the negotiating process. We would recommend Karen to represent anyone who is selling or buying a property with utmost confidence.
by Satisfied client
Thank you for making us feel that all the transactions we have had in the last months have been handled thoroughly and professionally. We both felt very comfortable that we were in good hands.
by Satisfied client
We have been delighted with the services of Karen Karpman as real estate broker in our move from New York to Montreal. Karen provided us with all available listings based on preset criteria for a Westmount home; she and her team arranged for initial visits and helped us narrow our search. The Offer / Counter-Offer process for our selected home was extremely professional and timely enabling us to come to an agreement within hours. Throughout the process, we admired Karen’s dedication, professionalism, sound advice based on the most recent facts and analysis, and extremely pleasant approach to doing business; we also greatly appreciated Karen’s flexibility working around challenging competing meeting schedules. Having moved several times in different countries and owning several homes, we have experience in teaming up with real estate agents. Karen had been highly recommended to us by one of the best real estate brokers in Canada working in another market; Karen exceeded our high expectations created by such a strong endorsement. We highly recommend Karen Karpman as a real estate broker.
by Dr. Y. Bergevin & Dr. E. Hailu
Thanks for all your excellent work on this file. If you ever need anyone to testify to your diligence, your creativity, your sense of responsibility, your integrity, your reliability, and your vision - all done with a warm, light and personal touch, please put the two of us at the top of the list! You have really gone above and beyond on this one and we very much appreciate it.
by L. Adams & G. Troy
There are some people who cross our path and make a difference in our lives. For us, you will always be one of them. Thank you for your professionalism, your availability, your kindness and your smile.
by Satisfied client
Je ne peux que recommander très chaudement les services de Karen Karpman à titre de courtier immobilier. J’ai eu la chance et le plaisir de travailler avec Karen lors d’une récente transaction et tout au long du processus, son professionnalisme ne s’est jamais démenti. Elle a démontré beaucoup de rigueur, d’ouverture, d’écoute et de disponibilité, tout en ayant une attitude toujours très positive. Sa connaissance du marché est remarquable, son expérience incontestable, jumelé à une personnalité très agréable. Bref, si vous désirez être représenté par une « VRAI » professionnelle, Karen est la personne toute désignée.
by J. Saint-Laurent
In 2012, we put our home on the market. We had several visitors but no offers. In 2013, we changed brokers and listed with Karen Karpman. Whenever a buyer was coming, she went through the house thoroughly and she made sure the lights were on, the blinds were open and the accessories perfectly arranged. Finally we received an offer from Karen’s buyer. Karen guided us through the selling process with kid gloves. When we closed a few months later, everyone was smiling!
by Diane & Morrie Cohen
We shared a very pleasant and positive experience working with Karen. She showed great initiative, determination, as well as a very personal touch. Her ideas for presenting the apartment were very well thought out, and contributed greatly to the sale of our residence. Having worked with other prominent agents, Karen certainly stood out as the best and most interested and dedicated to her client's success. We would recommend her without any hesitation.
by Ruthie & Barry Feinstein
We were reluctant to put our house on the market. In part, because we had not found an alternative that would match, neither in elegance nor quality, the home we had lived in for so many years. We had run into you on several occasions and were clearly impressed by your affability and professionalism. When we finally decided that it was time to consider moving into a space more manageable in size, and having met other agents, we decided to sign with you. We were offered by most other agents what we wanted to hear, but not with you. We were impressed by the background research you offered. You did not throw previous and current sales at us glibly, but took the time to share your thinking, opinions and suggestions with us honestly. We listened to why and how these sales matched our home. This property, however, was our cherished home. It was not just another property! Following our first meeting there was little pressure to sign up with you, nor to agree or disagree. Throughout the process we did not feel pressure and we were very thankful for this. We did, however, receive continual feedback when visits occurred, both verbal and written. You were easily available if we wanted to make changes or simply be reassured. Our sale was quick and until the last you have helped to make this sale a little less painful. The process of negotiation with our buyers went smoothly. Again, I believe this was due to your diligence and experienced savvy. In the end, I can only give our thanks to you. Your personal investment and the comfort we felt while working with you has certainly made this important decision a whole lot easier. We thank you so much Karen.
by Satisfied client
Many many thanks to you Karen – you are the one to be congratulated. You have my most sincere gratitude for all your hard work, and admiration for your sensitive and diplomatic skills in selling my apartment.
by Margaret Somerville
We are happy that you are busy and doing well! Keep on with your style as it makes you so different than the other agents and was for us the selling point in going with you. You are very professional and you care and it shows. We love our new home you will have to come for a glass of wine after spring break.
by J. Loranger & V. Muscalu
We met Karen at an open house six years ago and were so impressed with her that we decided right then that she would be our agent when we would sell our house. Six years later, we hired her and she sure delivered. Within about 40 days and after about 40 visits, she sold the house. She staged the house perfectly with an expert, worked with a great team and always answered our texts and phone calls right away. She was patient, worked to better the offers and advised us to not settle. We couldn't be more satisfied with the whole experience.
by Thomas & M. Guertin
Fate brought you into our lives many years ago when you sold our neighbour's apartment, and now you have done the same for us. You've always been there for us throughout this journey, with professional advice, guidance and friendship. You've been beyond terrific and we will always be grateful.
by Satisfied client
Pierre et moi tenons à te remercier sincèrement pour le travail effectué dans la vente de notre condo et également pour l’achat de ce même condo, il y a cinq ans. Nous apprécions énormément ton professionnalisme, ton approche, ta souplesse et ton honnêteté. De plus, tout au long du processus, nous avons grandement apprécié tes conseils toujours très judicieux. Nous avons effectué cette transaction en toute confiance, en toute quiétude compte tenu de ta grande connaissance du marché. Et finalement, le contact constamment chaleureux, c’est vraiment agréable. Merci infiniment!
by Client satisfait
Finding an agent that you want to connect with could be daunting but I was fortunate to be introduced to Karen through good friends who praised her of their own experience of buying and selling their property. Karen has always been available easy to communicate with, professional and extremely knowledgeable of the business. It was a pleasure and comforting to have Karen as my agent. Thank you so much Karen!
by Satisfied client
Compétence, Classe, Courtoisie, et Intelligence, cela décrit parfaitement notre courtier immobilier Karen KARPMAN. Pour la vente de notre propriété, elle a toujours été disponible, dédiée, et avec un impressionnant réseau de contacts de clients. Elle donne régulièrement son feed-back pour nous permettre de bonifier notre propriété et pour s’ajuster au marché qui évolue. Sans hésitation, on la recommande chaudement, et on n’hésitera pas à faire appel à elle que ce soit pour la ville ou pour la campagne
by Client satisfait
Karen Karpman has been fabulous to work with! She is empathetic, trustworthy and extremely hard working. While the real estate industry is evolving, Karen reminds us of the importance of working with a highly skilled and well-experienced professional. My wife Peggy and I are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Karen and will continue to do so in the future
by Satisfied client
Thank you Karen for leading me through the process of selling my home with utmost confidence and an eye for detail regarding house preparations. Karen has been attentive to all my concerns about timing, pricing and potential buyers. In a word, no large or trivial detail was overlooked and Karen dealt with every task in a skilled and professional manner.
by Satisfied client
In the summer of 2018, I had the great fortune to be introduced to Karen Karpman, by the concierge at my mom’s condo. That was the best introduction I could ever have had. My ailing parents had to be moved into assisted living and we, the kids, offered to help with selling their condo. That was a bit of a challenge for me personally as I live in Vancouver. It was also a challenge as my parents were not completely ready for the move. We could never have accomplished this sale without the professional and caring expertise of Karen. Karen was on top of all the details, all the time. Karen was patient, understanding, punctual, supportive, persuasive in a very nice way and accomplished everything that she said she would. It was a bit of a challenging sale for Karen due to missing information and other factors but Karen was "can-do" every step of the way. Any obstacle that we faced, Karen had a solution, complete with a smile. I am not sure every realtor would have been as patient and understanding as Karen was. Karen Karpman got the sale for us, plain and simple. I would rate Karen Karpman a 20 on a scale of 1 to 10. Thank you Karen for everything you did for us. Truly appreciated.”
by Satisfied client
It has been a great pleasure to work with realtor Karen Karpman on the sale of my Montreal condominium. From the time I engaged Ms. Karpman, she demonstrated the highest levels of knowledge and dedication along with her unfailing willingness to respond promptly to all of my questions and concerns. Moreover, under challenging circumstances, she persevered in a most professional way and got the job done!
by Satisfied client
Chère Karen, Jean-Pierre et moi vous remercions infiniment pour la vente de notre appartement à Dr Penfield. Cette vente représente notre deuxième collaboration et nous l’avons sincèrement appréciée. C’était vraiment un travail d’équipe et cela a largement contribué au succès de cette vente sans stress inutile. Vous êtes certainement très professionnelle et vos photos sont exceptionnelles. Nous vous souhaitons de nombreux succès dans l’avenir. Vous le méritez!
by Jean-Pierre et Brigitte
I have known Karen for many years and have always felt comfortable with her approach to buying and selling property. Putting your property on the market entails uncertainty. We all want to sell quickly and move on to our next goal in life. Predicting when the right buyer will appear, however, is impossible to know. Karen knew how to deal with these facts of selling by typically making a wise and witty remark that made me laugh, reminding me that the right buyer would show up sooner than you expect. From the day she arrived with her photographer, she demonstrated her keen eye for space and placement, arranging some things at the last minute so that they would show the space advantageously in her marketing. When the listing was placed on her website, I was very impressed. And by the subsequent number of visits, so were the many prospects who saw the listing. Karen is a realtor who is neither too pushy nor passive either. She strikes the right balance in her approach to a situation, calibrating the perfect time to act decisively. She is knowledgeable in the legal process and explains things in a straight-forward manner, and ensures that all the pertinent paperwork is ready. She is respectful of her clients’ expectations, punctual in her appointments and is an excellent communicator. She also empathizes effectively with the emotional dimension in the buying and selling process and proactively addresses concerns before they become central. In short, she makes the experience smooth. I can continue speaking to her talents and abilities, but I will end here by saying that I made the right decision in choosing Karen Karpman to sell a condo home I have loved for many years and to find the right buyer who would fall in love with it, too.
by Martin Randolph
This is the 3rd time Karen Karpman has helped us to buy and sell our home. Reasons are self-explanatory. Karen is the Queen of high end condos in downtown Montreal, thus very knowledgeable about the market and her clientele. She is efficient, resourceful and very pleasant to work with. More importantly, she has integrity and puts our benefits before her own. Buying or selling a home can be tiring. Leaving the job to Karen makes it WORRY-FREE!
by Julienne SL Tseng
What a happy, quick, experience. You made it so easy, I wish I had another house to sell.
by Satisfied client
Dear Karen, Thank you for helping us sell our apartment. We are neither surprised by your professionalism nor your determination. This is the third time we have worked with you and we found you to be just as caring & capable and ultimately, clearly successful. Our homes were sold quickly in two quite different markets. Your integrity, assessment and follow- up have been most appreciated throughout. Selling a home is extremely significant in a family’s life and you were always there with quick, appropriate feedback when required and provided the integrity and comfort we needed. So if one were to ask us to recommend a “ good” real estate agent .. firstly, I would rate you as “ great”... for you not only blend old school traditional know how with modern and efficient strategies, but above all you get the job done and rather seamlessly. Our sincere thanks to you.
by C. & D. Desbaillets
Malgré les déficiences sérieuses, vous avez fait preuve d’un suivi constant et inébranlable et un dynamisme remarquable et finalement nous avons réussi. Nous vous en sommes grés.
by André Saint-Denis
Karen Karpman, c'est une fois de plus surpassée pour la vente de cet appartement atypique et ce, malgré la conjoncture, ne facilitant pas les visites. Son professionnalisme, sa bonne humeur sont très appréciés et respectables .Bonne continuité a toute l'équipe .... ne changez rien a l'organisation, c'est parfait !
by Client satisfait
This was the first time we Used Karen Karpman. She is very personable and professional. She was always a phone call or text away. She followed all protocol related to Covid 19.. Karen was very good at her job and I would not hesitate to recommend her . She got the job done in a short period of time which we appreciated very much. Great Job!
by Satisfied client
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié le professionnalisme et l’efficacité de Madame Karpman dans la vente de notre condo à Habitat 67. En moins de deux jours la transaction était conclue à un très bon prix de vente!
by Client satisfait
Dear Karen: I am glad that I finally found you as the agent to sell my very unique apartment in Habitat’67. My special design requires special buyer. You were patient and confident enough to ultimately find the right buyer who believes in Feng Shui and my design style. Being possibly the oldest (hopefully not by age) resident in Habitat’67, I finally am prepared to close the chapter of my life and move on. Thanks for being there and having the will to help me making this “impossible mission” possible. You’re the BEST. This is a page from my book SPIRITED CALLIGRAPHY soon to be published in an EBOOK format. I find it appropriate for this occasion. Kite rises against the wind Success in life is the result of hard work and perseverance Against all odds.
by Dr. Clyde Kwok
Karen Karpman fait un suivi incroyable de ces dossiers et sait trouver des solutions pour chaque situation.
by Client satisfait
It was a pleasure to work with Karen Karpman. In addition to her utmost professionalism and many years of experience, her kindness and attention to our particular needs contributed significantly to the experience. Selling a home in which we had lived for 44 years was made easier by Karen Karpman’s sensitivity. We highly recommend Karen Karpman to prospective sellers and purchasors of homes.
by Satisfied client
Intuition led me to choosing Karen Karpman and proved, once again, a reliable source of judgement…. With integrity, determination and devotion, always attentive to my concerns and the important details, Karen clearly conveyed a level of trusted knowledge and professionalism. All this done in a friendly and respectful fashion for which I am very thankful for. Karen, without question, met more than my expectations.
by Satisfied client
Karen always does a splendid and thorough job for her clients . This is our second transaction with Karen . We always feel that we get knowledgeable and thoughtful advice . She knows the Montréal market very well .
by Satisfied client
Excellent! Karen a big Thank You for your patience understanding and caring in the past 2 years. Forever grateful for all your timely advice and encouragement.Your support made a difficult time a lot easier for my family to complete this venture on a happy note. Many blessings.
by Patricia
Thank You Karen, for going above and beyond in every way to help us through the process!! We are grateful for your expertise and for guiding us through this process with patience and knowledge.. with much appreciation.
by Faye and Joe
Dear Karen and Ariane, I am writing to express my gratitude for the amazing job you did as agent for the sale of my condominium. From the first day I met with you to discuss acting as my agent, I felt a genuine desire on your part to serve my interests in the best possible way. At all times, your superb professionalism and ability shone through. Your counsel was always wise and helpful. Moving is always stressful, but my personal situation made the sale of my condo emotional as well. Every step, from the listing to the sale, and the eventual closing, was guided by you in exemplary manner and having you at my side made the whole process much easier for me. I cannot thank you enough. I am so happy that I decided to engage you as my agent. Both of you are, quite simply, THE BEST. I will tell everyone I know or encounter that listing their home with you is the best decision they can take when selling their home. I wish you continued success, good health and much happiness.
by Charles Flam
Karen Karpman and Ariane Biagini Cowper provided professional guidance and service while carrying out their efforts towards the sale of our property. They treated our property with great care during the process of showing our property and kept us sufficiently apprised after visits. They are trustworthy and pay great attention to details. From first steps of staging, superb photos and thorough questioning through to final sale, the service was top-notch. We are pleased with the process and the outcome. Thanks so much to Karen and Ariane. Great job!
by Satisfied client

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