Meet Karen Cox
Karen Cox is the owner and Broker of Record at Sea & Ski Realty Ltd., Brokerage and has been involved in real estate for over 25 years. Karen chose the Real Estate Profession as a career because she believes ‘real property’ is one of the best ways to ‘invest’ your money. Karen’s great people skills coupled with her keen sense of ‘client needs’ are what makes her stand out in our profession.
Karen is the 2018 President-Elect of Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). She will also continue in the role of Provincial Director for Western Ontario REALTORS® on the OREA Board of Directors. The Western area consists of the real estate boards of Chatham-Kent, Grey Bruce Owen Sound, Huron Perth, London and St. Thomas, Sarnia-Lambton, Tillsonburg, Windsor-Essex County and Woodstock-Ingersoll. The announcement follows the association’s annual conference on February 27-March 1, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. In this position, Karen will represent 70,000 brokers amd salespeople who are members of the 38 real estate boards throughout Ontario. Karen is elected President Elect and 2019 President.
In 2010 and 2015, Karen was elected to the position of President of the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound (RAGBOS) and still sits on the board as the Past-President. Karen is also actively involved with Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and is currently in her second year of being the Provincial Director for Western Ontario. In 2011, Karen was presented with the prestigious “Volunteer of the year” award from OREA for her hard work and dedication to our profession.
Even though Karen was born in Calgary, she has always called the Beaver Valley home. She moved to the town of Meaford in the 1970s and attended Georgian Bay Secondary School in Meaford for high school. Karen was quite involved with sports and the SAC when she attended high school and for almost 40 years , Karen coached the high school’s gymnastic team and taught a gymnastic night school class to children from across the region.
After High School, Karen attended and graduated from the University Guelph with a degree in ‘Social Sciences – Urban Geography’. Using her degree as a foundation, Karen has flourished as a Real Estate Professional and continues to be a leader in Organized Real Estate.
When not in the office, alpine and cross country skiing is high on her list of activities, along with snow shoeing in winter and competitive tennis in summer. Karen is also a member of the Beaver Valley Ski Club and is quite active in the local community in and around the Beaver Valley. Her culinary talents run a close second to sporting activities and her love of the outdoors is only compounded when she’s home on her 100 acre property with her husband Russ. Whether she’s walking the trails back to the river or climbing the hills to catch the sunsets overlooking her property and the driving range, Karen is as comfortable at home as she is at the office serving her clients.
Karen’s goals are simple: “To create long term relationships while providing outstanding service”. When Karen works with clients her intent is to facilitate what can be a complex transaction into a smooth process providing peace of mind to the clients during this period in their life. A large majority of Karen’s business comes from previous clients through referrals, and for this reason she feels the need to work harder for you, in order to bring you back again and again for all your real estate needs. Karen works with both buyers and sellers on a daily basis and uses this experience and knowledge to meet her client’s goals and dreams.
So whether you’re thinking of buying or selling Real Estate in Grey County or Collingwood, please call Karen or e-mail her with your needs, wants and dreams.