Military Friendly REALTOR

MTA Approved
Karen Olmstead

Karen Olmstead

Long & Foster Realtors

Cell Phone: (703) 598-1040
Office Phone: (703) 598-1040

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About Karen Olmstead

Welcome to the Northern Virginia and DC area! I am a Realtor, Military Residential Specialist (MilRES), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Certified Military Relocator® and AHRN Certified Partner specializing in residential real estate sales and marketing in Northern Virginia and DC. As a Realtor and mom of three boys, I've been fortunate to turn a favorite hobby into a career and have a positive impact on people's lives. Since I believe so strongly in helping others, I know I can make an ordinarily stressful period a smooth transition with superior listening skills and excellent customer service. I've lived in the Northern Virginia area for more than 20 years and have extensive knowledge of its neighborhoods and communities.  I was honored in 2018 & 2019 by the Washingtonian Magazine as a “Best Realtor and Top Producer” in Virginia and Washington DC. I'm a member of many social, civic and professional groups. I believe it is important to stay active and give back to my community. I have affiliations with the Red Cross, US Army Reserve Senior Advisor Volunteer, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Ladies Auxiliary, and VFW Post 7327. I am happy to assist you in navigating our many neighborhoods to find the absolute best rental property, primary residence or income property you desire.

Real estate agents, I welcome your client referrals.

My career experiences and skills include:

  • Proven development leader skilled at innovative problem-solving
  • Loyal, mission, and customer-focused with a strong work ethic and high personal expectations
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating, and communication skills within diverse populations
  • Ability to manage large volumes of work in high stress environments with rapidly changing situations
  • Familiarity with Military and DOD - (spouse of US Army Reserve CSM)
  • Seasoned volunteer coordinator and manager with nearly 20 years of political/non profit fundraising success
  • Successful coordinator of fundraising campaigns
  • Good intuition with a knack for research and analysis


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