Having lived across the U.S. and abroad, Karen Colburn settled in Northern Michigan permanently with her husband, George, a Michigan native, in 1997. In the previous 10 years, she and her husband were regular visitors to Charlevoix County while living in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. She has owned homes in California, Virginia and New Mexico creating a solid foundation for her own personal real estate experience in Michigan which includes single family homes, condominiums, time shares and land contracts. She also has the experience of being a landlord and actively conducting a vacation home rental service. Her knowledge of the many facets of real estate has been especially valuable since becoming a Realtor 2006. As a United Airlines Flight Attendant for 38 years, she also well understands the importance of customer service in business activities.