Vickie Karp

REALTOR® with Karp Real Estate Team / TRIBE Realty Austin

Education: Member, Austin Board of REALTORS®; BA, University of Houston; Certified Residential Specialist; Accredited Buyer’s Representative; Certified Negotiation Expert
Skill set:
General Residential Sales, Negotiating, assisting buyers with new home construction, Investment Real Estate, Listing and pricing consults for sellers; Buyer consults; Move-up programs
Areas serviced: Austin city-wide; Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Leander, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, Buda, Kyle

Vickie, what's the funnest thing you like around Austin?

"Wiener dog races in Buda each April! Don't miss them."

Meet Vickie Karp!

As an Austin resident for over 40 years, with over 30 years of Austin real estate experience, (most of it by referral), Vickie knows the Austin area like the back of her hand. She has sold hundreds of homes in a broad price range over a three county area during that time. If you are looking for a “World Class” real estate experience, Vickie is the agent for YOU.

Between her vast market knowledge, her problem-solving skills, and her connections with the best lenders and vendors you will need for your transaction, Vickie is committed to exceeding your highest expectations for customer service and professionalism. She will make your real estate transaction so great, you will be happy to refer her to everyone you know who needs an excellent REALTOR®.

Unusual Fact

I have scuba-dived with sharks multiple times

Born in

New York

Inspiration

Brian Buffini, Real Estate trainer and Coach

Biggest Challenge

Keeping my home office neat

First Job

Delivered flowers in Houston at age 14!

Fave Austin Hang-out

Guero's on Wednesdays - Sun Radio live music fundraiser

Perfect Day

Wake up, enjoy good coffee, sell a house, play with my dogs!

Tribe Realty Is

The best real estate brokerage in Austin, Texas!

Proudest moment

Completed the Motorola Marathon, 2008

Favorite Super-Hero?

Aqua-Man

3 of my Favorite Things

My daughter and grandkids!

Please consider Austin Pets Alive’s “Mutt Strut” Fundraiser

Scuba diving in Cozumel with my best vacation buddies!

3 Favorite Things About AUSTIN

Hard to beat Guero’s on a Wednesday night.

West Austin Toastmasters, every Friday morning!

Barton Springs is wonderful!

CONTACT ME TODAY!

Call me at 512-775-3737 or fill out the form below and I will respond ASAP.

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My clients say...

  • “Vickie has helped us buy two houses and sell one. Her expertise combined with a great market allowed us to sell over one weekend while she guided us through finding the best offer possible. She has wonderful suggestions and helped walk us step by step through the buying and selling processes. I heard about Vickie through a friend and I’m so glad I did. Thanks Vickie!”
    ~Sarah Rehm

  • “One of my wife’s co-workers referred us to Vickie as we were in the beginning stages of research towards buying our first home. We were on both a budget and a tight timeline, as we were expecting our first child and needed to move before my wife began her third trimester. As first time homebuyers in a competitive market, we struck out several times (6, to be exact), before landing our home. Throughout the entire process, Vickie was wonderfully communicative and responsive to our questions and—more impressively—helped us manage our emotions and our frustrations at striking out on some of the houses we wanted. I’ve told countless people that Vickie treated us as though we were clients seeking to buy a 3 million dollar home instead of one that was less than 200 thousand. After we bought the home, she has continued to check in on us and our well-being, and has served as an invaluable resource for contractors and just general knowledge about homeownership. As a customer experience professional, I know that the three tenets of a great customer experience are success, ease, and emotional connection. Vickie really embodies these in her work, going above and beyond to ensure a great experience. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”
    ~Gabriel Smith

  • “Vickie was recommended to me 10 years ago while I was searching for a home. I couldn’t have been happier with her assistance and expertise. It was obvious that I was in good hands making the largest purchase of my lifetime. I have kept in contact since and always recommend her whenever I know anyone in need of a real estate professional. Thanks So Much Vickie! Still love the house.”
    ~Cynthia Cassidy

  • “Sharp, knowledgeable, and tenacious. Vickie helped me purchase my first property in Austin while I was living abroad in Sydney, Australia. She had to go the extra mile because I was so far away. Couldn’t be happier, thanks, Vickie!”
    ~Lee Anderson

  • “We met VIckie when we first moved to Austin 20 years ago. She helped us buy a house here. As a buyers agent I could not imagine anyone more caring, helpful, knowledgeable and patient.
I referred work colleagues to her over the years who were moving to Austin and they all got the same great service. 
Referring someone to a friend is the greatest review possible. I have done this many times. My son bought his first house with Vickie’s help.
18 years after buying our house Vickie showed us she could sell them as well when we moved to Buda. We had all manor of contractors and 3rd parties involved in the renovation and Vickie had us covered. I am not sure 5 stars is enough.”
    ~Bob Smith

  • “Vickie helped me purchase a home and then later nine years to the date she helped me sell the same home with such charm and grace that my home sold in two hours that was a record. Vicky is the person to use if you’re going to buy or sell a home in Austin.”
    ~Ellie Munoz

  • “Vickie helped me buy my very first home at 27 years old as a social worker. Several years later she helped us turn around and sell it and buy our current home for our family. There is no one I would trust as much as her. I knew I was in excellent hands the whole way through. She has such amazing integrity. Truly the best Realtor ever!”
    ~Hanna Kate Del Toro

  • “I wanted to take the time to post the business card of my wonderful and charming friend, realtor Vickie Karp who I met over 20 years ago and who I have bought and sold 3 different properties with over the decades. She is a fantastic negotiator, knows the Austin real estate market extremely well after working as a full time realtor in Austin around 30 years or so and I trust her completely. We always have a blast working together and she has given me fantastic real estate advice. If I wanted to buy or sell property in Austin now she would be the person I would call and I am grateful to her for the fantastic work she has done for me as my realtor.”
    ~Maggie Seven

  • “I “third” what Maggie and Anneke said…Vickie helped me buy and sell my first home, and helped me sell “fast” my 4th home (others were out of her area). She’s the BEST!!! Not to mention giving back to her community and citizens in need.”
    ~Adella Hansford Lear

  • “Bought and sold our house in Austin with Vickie, and she’s still our friend even though we’re back in Scotland. Like to try and meet up with her when we get back there. A very dear friend.”
    ~Anne McKinnon

  • “Vickie has been “in the family” for many years. My daughter’s friend referred Vickie when she and her husband were looking to buy their first home. She was also their agent in the sale of that home and the purchase of the home they are in now. She has been referred to numerous family and friends by my daughter and son-in-law, me being one of them. Vickie was my agent for the purchase of my home and also the recent sale. I cannot say enough great things about Vickie! . She is a very seasoned agent who knows the Austin market and was so patient with me as a first time buyer and even more so as a first time seller, giving me top-notch advice every step of the way. On the recent sale of my home Vickie came in spot on with the marketing and pricing of my home. Things moved very fast with numerous offers on my home the first day on the market. Being a first time seller was super stressful, but with Vickie’s expertise and cool head, things went off without a hitch. I cannot thank her enough for her patience with me during the stressful, emotional aspects of the sale and her great advice through the whole process. Vickie will always be my agent of choice and I do not hesitate to recommend her to anyone I know needing a stellar agent!he is a very seasoned agent who knows the Austin market and was so patient with me as a first time buyer and even more so as a first time seller, giving me top-notch advice every step of the way. On the recent sale of my home Vickie came in spot on with the marketing and pricing of my home. Things moved very fast with numerous offers on my home the first day on the market. Being a first time seller was super stressful, but with Vickie’s expertise and cool head, things went off without a hitch. I cannot thank her enough for her patience with me during the stressful, emotional aspects of the sale and her great advice through the whole process. Vickie will always be my agent of choice and I do not hesitate to recommend her to anyone I know needing a stellar agent!”
    ~Darla Langley

  • “She showed us around Austin and helped us find our dream home. I highly recommend.”
    ~Craig Wishart

  • “Vickie helped re position our Sunset Valley home for sale by helping us find a really great contractor to fix it up. We got a price improvement exceeding twice the cost of the rehab and it sold within 4 days of listing. We couldn’t have been happier with such a quick sale because she also helped us negotiate our purchase of a new build home in Ridgeview at the same time. Vickie was always prompt in answering our calls and is very knowledgeable about the market and comps. The fact that she has such a high level of real estate training and certifications (above and beyond what most other agents obtain) combined with her many years of experience makes her an obvious choice if you wish to sell or buy a home.”
    ~George Schmidt

  • “Vickie helped us navigate the Austin market; and as a new-in-town young couple, we found our home within a few weeks. Throughout the whole process, the communication prompt and clear , and her experience was crucial during the price negotiations. Couldn’t recommend her more.”
    ~Claire Sobba Dadic

  • “Vickie is an absolute professional. Her ability to really listen to her clients and achieve their goals is her strong suit! We have had the pleasure of working with Vickie several times in our 15 plus years in Austin. We have often said to each other ” if we take Vickie’s advice, great things happen!” We would not hesitate to recommend Vickie Karp to friends or family members, she is truly awesome!!! Just make sure you’re ready to make a move, she’ll sell your house in a nanosecond ! Thank you Vickie for your patience, fairness & consummate professionalism.”
    ~Magnolia Baker

  • “My husband and I were looking for a condo in Austin for our daughter to live in while she is in graduate school. We live in Dallas and were referred to Vickie by another agent we know here. I was apprehensive at first—you never know whether someone is referring because an agent because the person is a friend or because they are really a good, experienced agent. I can say now without hesitation that in Vickie’s case, it is the latter. We have purchased a number of properties here in Dallas, and have worked with agents on both sides of the table. In my experience, Vickie is the most prepared, most responsive, and most proactive agent we have ever worked with. I wish she were in Dallas so that I could use her services the next time we need a realtor here.
    Vickie helped us research properties and we corresponded via phone and email for about a month before I went to Austin to look at places. She came to the meeting having prescreened our shortlist of properties so we didn’t waste time. She even gave us extra information on a few that allowed us to rule those out as unsuitable for our specific needs–again saving us time and energy. When we did choose a property to buy, she had comps ready quickly and gave us excellent guidance on an offer price.
    The biggest help for us—because we are out of town—was that Vickie met with the inspector and took care of getting the report to us. She works with a great inspector–my husband is an architect and said that it was the most thorough residential property report he had ever seen. The report turned up some major issues with the property and I was ready to cancel the contract. But Vickie talked me through it and met with a contractor to get cost estimates for the repair. Then she helped us negotiate a lower price to cover the cost of the repairs.
    The repairs took longer than expected, but Vickie was there every step of the way, taking care of every detail and making sure we were informed and on track at every turn. She even served as liaison with the condo homeowners association representative since the repairs involved a leaky structure. It turned out to be a very challenging deal, but because of Vickie’s efforts we did the entire transaction without even having to go back to Austin a second time. And, I must add, Vickie did all this for us while taking care of her husband, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Truly amazing.
    I have worked with a number of agents on various projects, and have never had anyone who provided us with such comprehensive service…”
    ~Elaine Kollaja