Karen Marquardt is partner and owner, along with her sister Judi, of Marquardt Property Management. The office was initially opened, owned and managed by Karen and Judi's mother, Barbara in 1960. Karen grew up in the office and got her Real Estate Sales license in 1975, when she was 18 and got her broker’s license in 1989. Karen took over primary management of the office in 1990 when her mother retired. Judi joined and became partners in 2000.
Over the years, Karen has had hands-on experience in all aspects of management, including performing on-site repairs, city inspections, meetings with city and private attorneys, appearing at Rent Board, and in court representing clients. She feels that establishing relationships with clients and tenants helps in more successful long-term property management results.
Karen manages single family residences, condos, apartments, commercial buildings, and HOA's. She is available to meet with clients by appointment and is proactive in managing property for the best results. Her 43+ years of experience make her adept at reviewing contracts brought in by owners provides expert advice on obtaining the best price for the market conditions with a long-term view. She has a hands-on approach to management which is beneficial to both clients and tenants.
Karen graduated from Chabot College in 1993 and received a BA in Business Administration from Holy Names University in 1996. Karen is also a licensed Notary Public.
Karen is a native Californian and has been in the East Bay since she was a toddler. She attended Oakland Public schools and graduated from Skyline in 1974. She is married with two grown children and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she is an avid artist, jewelry maker, fabric artist and quilt-maker.