Karen Best | Branson, MO

With a rich tapestry of experience and a genuine passion for helping others excel, Karen Best stands as a formidable force in the real estate landscape of Southwest Missouri. Having dedicated two terms as the Mayor of Branson, Karen brings a unique blend of leadership, local expertise, and a commitment to excellence that defines her real estate career as she covers the vibrant region from Branson to Springfield.

A proud resident of Southwest Missouri for 41 years, Karen brings a deep understanding of the local nuances, having lived 19 years in Springfield and 22 years in Branson. Her diverse background includes 20 years in education, where she served as both a teacher and principal. Karen’s journey then led her to Los Angeles, where she spent 4 years in Special Events and International Publicity for MGM Studios, marketing movies and television shows. Karen’s background in marketing for MGM Studios has uniquely positioned her to provide superior marketing for her real estate clients. Her ability to showcase properties is a testament to her creativity and attention to detail.

For the past 18 years, Karen has channeled her passion for people and her knowledge of the region into a successful real estate career. As the co-creator of The Best Team at Keller Williams Tri-Lakes, Karen, along with Ann Bartell, has built a powerhouse team of exceptional agents committed to excellence. Karen is licensed in Missouri, Arkansas, and Arizona, offering her clients a broad spectrum of expertise.

Karen’s strengths as a competitor, achiever, strategic thinker, and a master of winning others over (WOO) make her an invaluable asset in the real estate arena. Voted the Best Real Estate Agent in Best of Branson for 2022 and 2023, as well as Best Real Estate Agent in Best of SW Missouri in 2023, Karen’s accolades reflect her dedication to providing top-notch service. Her personal mission statement, H.O.P.E (Helping Other People Excel), guides every aspect of Karen’s work. She excels at connecting buyers with sellers and sellers with buyers, ensuring seamless transactions for all parties involved.

A representative of Keller Williams Sports and Entertainment in the Tri-Lakes area, Karen has worked with top entertainers and athletes around the country. She takes pride in showcasing the beauty of the Ozarks and feels grateful for the opportunity to share her community with her amazing clients.

Beyond her professional achievements, Karen is a dedicated traveler, golfer, and family person. Her spare time is filled with exploring the lakes, theaters, attractions, museums, restaurants, shopping, resorts, sporting events, and theme parks that make Branson a unique and vibrant community. If she is not exploring Branson, you will probably find her on a cruise ship exploring the world.

For a real estate experience characterized by professionalism, dedication, and a personal touch, Karen Best and The Best Team are your trusted partners in making your property dreams a reality.

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