Karen Benvin RansomPRO
Real Estate Professional with Houlihan Lawrence Katonah
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Karen 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 10 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:
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
GOLD AWARD Top Producer Status Houlihan Lawrence
GOLD AWARD Status Westchester County Board of Realtors
Top Real Estate Blogger - Leading Real Estate Companies of The World
Star Award & Top Producer Award - Floyd Wickman Courses
Castle Award for Entrepreneurship - Manhattanville College
Entrepreneur of the Year - Merrill Lynch & Ernst and Young
Blue Chip Enterprise Award - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Les Dames D'Escoffier New York & Int'l
Woman of The Year - Round Table for Women in Foodservice
Chase - "Women Mean Business"
e-PRO, Certified International Property Specialst, CBR, RELO, ABR
My Groups & Associations
HGAR - Hudson Gateway Assoc of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
NYSAR - New York State Association of Realtors
Les Dames d'Escoffier New York & International
My Service Locations
156 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY 10536 (Google map)
- Neighborly Spirit
- Safe & Sound
- Clean & Green
- Pest Free
- Peace & Quiet
- Eating Out
- Parks & Recreation
- Shopping Options
- Gym & Fitness
- Internet Access
- Lack of Traffic
- Cost of Living
- Resale or Rental Value
- Public Transport
- Medical Facilities
"Keeping Up with Katonah!"
This lovely village is "once removed" since it was moved from it's original location to make way for the NYC Reservoir system in 1897. A farm was purchased and the Olmstead firm of Central Park fame designed the town with its many green spaces. The 85 buildings - primarily Victorians were then lifted and rolled into place in the New Katonah pulled by horse and mule!
People also love to live within the Village where they can walk to all - including the trains - and all the great stores and restaurants. Did I tell you about my fab new glasses that I got in Katonah........?
- spirited small town ambiance
- sense of history
- many things to get involved in
- Arts and culture
- great for commuters
- cute shopping area
- very peaceful; lots of quiet
- beautiful parks and recreation