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 2019 President of the  Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)

In this position, Karen will represent 78,000 brokers and salespeople who are members of the 38 real estate boards throughout Ontario. She will play an important role over the course of the year as OREA works to raise the bar on professional standards, advocate on behalf of struggling, aspiring home owners, and increase housing supply and affordability across the province. OREA has spent more than 9 decades promoting higher standards in real estate for the benefit of consumers and Realtors alike. OREA supports Ontario REALTORS® as they help home buyers build stronger communities

In 2010 and 2015, Karen was elected to the position of President of the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound (RAGBOS) . From 2015 -2018 ,Karen was the  Provinical Director for the Western Area on the  Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)  . 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 during her high school career. 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  skiing is high on her list of activities, along with snow shoeing in winter and sailing 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.

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Real Estate Professional Canada’s Elite Women 2019

Real Estate Professional Canada’s Elite Women 2019

We are extremely proud of our very own Karen Cox, Broker of Record/Owner, at Sea and Ski Realty to be named as one of the 50 most influential women in Canadian Real Estate! A title Karen is very deserving and proud of for her strides in Canadian Real Estate. Read...

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