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Contact Information

Cell Phone: 949.374.2471

Email: REKarlson@msn.com

Bureau of Real Estate #01728572

Having now been active in the Real Estate profession for over 10 years, I look forward to working with my future clients whether buying, selling or leasing their properties. My goals are simply dedication of my time, knowledge and experience to exceed my client’s expectations. In addition to being a licensed REALTOR®, I have earned the designation of Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) which provides me with unique knowledge and tools for serving the 50+ senior community. Also, having been a resident of South Orange County for over 43 years provides me with a great understanding of our communities and the Real Estate markets in this area. I also continue to conduct Real Estate activities in the Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage and San Bernardino mountain areas.

Prior to my entering the Real Estate profession, I worked in the Aerospace and Defense industry for 40 years. One of my most important and interesting responsibilities was as Director of International Programs for joint weapon systems development programs with England, Germany and France. Since our company was the lead contractor, this position entailed negotiating teaming agreements and contracts along with execution of the joint programs. I found this nearly 7-year multi-national involvement to be truly interesting when it came to bringing together the differing business cultures into successful technology demonstration programs.

I was born is Los Angeles and earned a Master of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Southern California. I currently reside in Mission Viejo and volunteer at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, which was founded in 1776. There I serve as a Docent giving guided tours of the Mission as well as being one of the approximately 60 Gardening Angels involved in the care of the Mission gardens. I find this volunteering to be very rewarding both in terms of providing support to the Mission community as well as having the opportunity to meet and have conversations with people from all over the world.