About Karen

AREAS OF SPECIALTY: Central Texas focused on Williamson, Travis and Hays Counties.

Karen Bumpus Thomas has lived in Austin since 1984 and knows the intricacies of Austin’s neighborhoods, schools, parks, and trails well, yet avidly enjoys discovering its hidden gems through her daily work as a real estate agent. Karen has been licensed since 2008 and excels at contract negotiation. She provides a diligent and nuanced service that prepares and supports clients through real estate processes and is a proven resource for finding the “perfect home.”

Karen obtained the coveted GRI designation in 2009. The Graduate REALTOR® Institute designation showcases Karen as a real estate professional able to provide a high level of professional service to clients through a strong educational and practical experience foundation. Karen also is the recipient of the 2012 Five Star Award. Published in Texas Monthly magazine, the award honored Karen for providing quality service to her clients. Her other awards include Outstanding Lease Performance, One Million Dollar Club, and (twice) the Rising Star Award.

Education

  • Texas State University
  • Austin Institute of Real Estate
  • Kaplan Professional School

Professional Qualifications

  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent #0586389
  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • Texas Association of REALTORS®
  • Austin Board of REALTORS®
  • Williamson County Board of REALTORS®

Karen Thomas

Testimonials

  • "I worked with Karen before she became a realtor and always enjoyed her friendly personality. My husband and I moved away from Austin but after ten years of being away we decided to buy a home in the highland lake area of Texas and contacted Karen. Even though Karen lives in the Austin area she was very familiar and knowledgeable about our target area. She even brought her motor home and stayed there so she could focus on our home search. She was very prepared and listened to what we wanted. She did not try and show us houses that were not within our budget and within 4 days we found a home in a great neighborhood. We went back to our home in the east and Karen continued to help us until we closed on the home. Since it will be a few weeks before we return, Karen went in the home after the close and made sure the utilities were set properly and the refrigerator was turned off. We have recommended Karen to all my Austin friends and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for real estate."
    Mike and Linda Mullins
  • "We had a wonderful experience working with Karen when selling our house! She is absolutely a delight to work with, and she really knows her stuff. We never wish to work with a different agent, and look forward to working with her when we purchase our new home in a few weeks."
    Morgan and Rebecka Starr
  • "The only Realtor you'll need: Karen Bumpus Thomas! Ms. Karen is the absolute best, and here's why: My husband & I were referred to her by a friend while we were in California, preparing to move to Central Texas for his job. We emailed Ms. Karen, and she promptly called to welcome us to Texas, and to start looking for our new home. Well, being that we didn't know anything about Central Texas, we decided to rent and explore the different neighborhoods. Ms. Karen set up on her website a list of houses for us to choose from, and that was a great help, because when we actually got to Texas, she helped us narrow down choices so that we were not overwhelmed. In just a couple of days, we found a great house to rent, and the process could not have been smoother...until our lease ended, and we decided to buy a house. Of course, we contacted Ms. Karen again, and she patiently and diligently worked with us to find the perfect house. She was organized, patient, cheerful, and a great listener to our needs for our Texas home. Her help through the closing process really made everything easier and smoother for us, and we are so happy in our new home. Thank you, Ms. Karen, for all your help! You are a GREAT Realtor!"
    Marty & Chandra
  • "My experience with Karen was a relief from the typical real estate agents. She was knowledgeable, prepared and eager to understand my needs. She found us a home quickly without looking at a lot of properties that were unsuitable. I recommend everyone I know to her."
    Joe Sanchez
  • "I have known Karen for over 10 years in business and we became friends as well. We have always stayed in touch over the years not seeing each other on a regular basis but she would pop up from time to time. When she shared with me that she had gotten her real estate license I couldn't have been more thrilled for her. At the time I was not looking for a home but knew that if I ever decided to purchase another home that I would want to work with Karen. The time came and I contacted Karen and told her my plans. We discussed and prepared a list of what I was looking for in a home. Because of my work schedule Karen went out and pre-viewed homes and immediately would know if I would be interested or not. Karen delivered across the board. Privacy, professionalism, and knowledge of the real estate market was key for me and Karen met all my needs. I would highly recommend her to all of my friends. Karen always greeted you with a smile on her face and never made you feel that your time was not important. Thank you Karen."
    Becky Loving
  • "As a couple having gone through some rough times; we are constantly assuming people are not willing to working with us, but to have an agent such as Mrs. Bumpus Thomas go the extra mile to assist us, made us feel comfortable about finding a home without problems. She provided a smooth road for us to find a home without the headaches we had experienced in the past. In addition, I was overseas and my wife was faced with the task of finding a home, I do not know how my wife came to find Mrs. Bumpus Thomas but as my wife states it, "She is the nicest agent she has met. If we ever buy a home I would like her to help us. She's very patience and she is willing to listen to you about what you need." I would recommend this agent, as we are going to use her to buy our home eventually. Normally, I don't write reviews or testimonials unless it is for a worthy cause but Mrs. Bumpus Thomas is the exception to my rule and deserves my kudos for outstanding support. Thanks."
    Tim L
  • "My experience was very positive with Karen. She went beyond my expectations, was always available when needed, and provided important information beyond the real estate transaction. I appreciate all her help. Karen is an asset to your company."
    Delores Warnell
  • "I am very happy to finally be a homeowner. Karen has been great during my entire home search (3 year long period), purchase and closing of this home. She is professional in every sense of the word and made the process easy and fun. She kept everything moving on track and ensured I knew what to expect throughout the entire home buying process. I would highly recommend Karen and Regent Property Group to anyone I meet who is thinking of purchasing or selling a home. 5 out of 5 stars! - Thanks again!"
    Josh
  • "I have known Karen for a number of years. When I contacted her about buying a house in the Marble Falls area, she volunteered to show my husband and I homes. I was a little leery at first since I know that she lives in the Austin area and might not know too much about the area we were looking in. I didn't have to worry about it. My husband and I were amazed at how well she knew the area and answered all the questions we had. When we looked at a house and there were workers present she was so friendly to them and considerate of their work space. She was very knowledgeable about all the building terms, permits and anything we asked. My husband does a lot of his own construction and he was impressed with Karen's knowledge of anything he asked her. She was easy to work with and listened to us. Once we found a house she worked with the homeowner's realtor on all of the issues. She was very considerate at all times and extremely pleasant to work with. I would recommend her highly to anyone buying or selling a home. It was a very positive experience."
    Linda Mullins
  • "Karen was amazing and such a delight to work with! I appreciated her professionalism and kindness! I know she is an asset to your office!"
    Betty Ward
  • "I worked with Karen before she became a realtor and always enjoyed her friendly personality. My husband and I moved away from Austin but after ten years of being away we decided to buy a home in the highland lake area of Texas and contacted Karen. Even though Karen lives in the Austin area she was very familiar and knowledgeable about our target area. She even brought her motor home and stayed there so she could focus on our home search. She was very prepared and listened to what we wanted. She did not try and show us houses that were not within our budget and within 4 days we found a home in a great neighborhood. We went back to our home in the east and Karen continued to help us until we closed on the home. Since it will be a few weeks before we return, Karen went in the home after the close and made sure the utilities were set properly and the refrigerator was turned off. We have recommended Karen to all my Austin friends and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for real estate."
    Linda

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Active Listings

New Listing - 4 weeks online
$196,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,734
SQFT
1255 Lovers Ln
Bastrop, TX 78602
Tahitian Village, Subdivision