Gillism #17:
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Karen Pagani


Though originally from the Northeast, Karen lived in France for many years before finally moving to Austin in 2008.  She was bitten by the real estate bug during her time in Paris, and hit the ground running in that respect when she moved to Austin. An investor herself, she has been flipping houses in Windsor Park for years. Karen loves going into houses and imagining what can be done with them and whom they would please. She became a Realtor® because she was attracted by the prospect of helping people make informed decisions as they seek out their dream home or that next investment property. Having bought and sold properties in Europe, Karen also enjoys helping international clients navigate the ins and outs of the Texas real estate market.

Karen has a Ph.D. in comparative literature and is fluent in French.  When she is not practicing real estate, she works as a professor at a local university where she teaches both French language and literature. Karen’s experience as a teacher, published author, and a researcher informs her approach to real estate.  She firmly believes that—be they buying or selling—the most satisfied clients are those who are well-informed about their options (and you have so many!) and the process.  As a published scholar, Karen is an avid researcher. Be it intellectual history, contract theory, or the Austin real estate market, Karen always does her homework and…then some.

Karen has been at the Gill Agency since 2011. The agency’s attention to detail, keen marketing capabilities, and excellent team of dedicated professionals make her proud to call herself a Gill Gal.

Karen is an active member of the Windsor Park community and a regular sponsor of its newsletter.  She is former Vice President  and current President of the Windsor Park Neighborhood Association; a former member of the Windsor Park Yard of the Month Committee; and co-founder and member of Austin’s finest co-ed synchronized swim team, the Windsor Park Neighborhood Association’s Synchronized Swim Team. Check out their most recent performance here:  Bartholomew Pool Grand Opening Performance

Thanks to the generous sponsorships of numerous local residents and businesses, including The Gill Agency and the Nomad Bar, the team has already raised over 600$ toward the construction of shade structures over the play-scapes at Bartholomew park.


What People Are Saying About Karen

Karen was very easy to work with and helped me feel comfortable throughout the whole process of selling my first house. She is knowledgable and was willing to spend time answering any questions I had until I got it. ThanksKaren for everything and making this an easy process! –Quyen

Karen Pagani sold our house in 2 1//2 days! Do I think she is a great realtor? Yes, yes, yes! I give her a five star rating. When I first talked to Karen about the possibility of listing and selling our house in Austin, TX, it did not take long to realize this is one realtor who really knows how to sell a house. Karen explained her methods for preparing the listing for the house and procedures for showing to interested buyers. She also has great tactics for attracting buyers. I’ll not attempt to list all the steps and procedures she uses, but I will testify that they all worked!

I have had many occasions to sell houses in which I lived over my many years and of course this exposed me to many realtors. Karen is the only realtor that actually gained my full confidence and trust. She was in constant contact keeping me updated on all that was going on as we worked toward listing and selling. She is an expert with great integrity, very knowledgeable and with great talent in handling the buyer as well as the seller. Karen took care of every detail and I had to worry about nothing! Yes, Karen Pagani is really the best!!!!! –George DeGroot

The selling of this house was nearly painless and your ideas for preparation were spot on. You are an excellent knowledgeable, customer conscious real estate agent. I would recommend you to anyone without hesitation–Don R. Rawlins

Karen helped me out tremendously when I was searching for apartments. We are still in contact since I’m planning to buy a condo. She has been giving me useful advice from what to look for (location, size, inspections, etc…) to making sure that everything is up to my requirements. She is very helpful, patient and flexible; all and all a great asset to have on my side while navigating the real estate world. –Alexandra Konczert

Karen is the best! She helped my wife and I find our first house and it is exactly what we were looking for. She has a great eye for design and aesthetics, something I can tell you most realtors don’t have. This ensures she’ll find places that are either awesome already or have the potential of being awesome with a few tweaks. I highly recommend her! –Micky O.

Karen listened to what I wanted in a a home and didn’t try to show me listings that weren’t right for me. She works very hard for her clients and keeps an open line line of communication. She can turn the stress of home buying into a pleasant experience. I highly recommend her. –Gary Gray