AboutKaren Benvin Ransom is a Westchester Native and has lived in The Town of Bedford for many years. She had been a business owner of one of the top Westchester County businesses since her college days and has brought all of her Entrepreneurial Skills, Business and Marketing Savvy to Real Estate at Houlihan Lawrence in Katonah for over 14 years.
Awards are numerous, but what she is most proud of is the Community in which she has raised her two children. They enjoyed the Katonah Lewisboro Schools and the many activities that are available in the area. Karen also gives her time to local museums, charities and events.
She also has a tremendous presence on the Internet which garners her clients a spotlight for their homes. She is a great resource for life here in Northern Westchester. Her National Award Winning articles awarded by Leading Real Estate Companies of The World, illustrate how in depth her local expertise is: www.guidemehome2westchester.com/karen-benvin-ransom
That website of local articles plus her website www.KarenFromKatonah.com is at the top of Google searches in regards to virtually any topic concerning Life and Real Estate in The Town of Bedford & Northern Westchester.
Karen retains her membership in the honorary Food & Wine Society, “Les Dames d’Escoffier”. She is also a lifetime honorary member of Roundtable for Women in the Food Industry.
- Karen was the recipient of two top awards in the Floyd Wickman Real Estate Course. In a class of 65 she received the “Top Overall Producer Award” plus “The Shining Star Award” for overall excellence.
- Karen also wrote a popular Real Estate column in “The Bedford Record Review”. Most recently, Karen has become a Certified International Property Specialist an International Organization that studies The Americas, Europe and The Asia Pacific Rim Countries in their cultures and real estate practices to better take care of International Clients. She won the “Leading Real Estate Companies of the World” Propopoly National Award for her local articles.
- Karen is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the New York State Association of Realtors and the Westchester County Board of Realtors
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Professional Awards & Achievements
Gold Award Status Houlihan Lawrence and Westchester Bd. of Realtors Star Award & Top Producer Award – Floyd Wickman Castle Award for Entrepreneurship – Manhattanville College Entrepreneur of The Year – Merrill Lynch + Ernst & Young Blue Chip Enterprise Award – US Chamber of Commerce Chase “Women Mean Business” Les Dames d’Escoffier – New York & International, Volunteer of the Year – Katonah Museum of Art 2015
Professional Associations & Designations
RELO Certified Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Licensed Associate Broker Certified Buyer Representative (CBR) Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Member- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World – attendee at Dubrovnik 2014 and Berlin 2015 Symposiums, National Association of Realtors Member, New York Association of Realtors Member, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Member, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service Member, Women’s Council of Realtors, Westchester Empire Chapter (WCR)
Docent & Volunteer – Katonah Museum of Art, The Rosen House at Caramoor, Katonah Women’s Civic Club
Our Lady of Victory Academy, Manhattanville College
Volunteering, Cooking, Reading, Travel, Cultural Events
Real Estate Expertise
Karen is a Westchester Native and has lived in The Town of Bedford for many years. She had been an owner of one of the top Westchester businesses. She has brought all of her Entrepreneurial skills, business and marketing savvy to real estate