Karen Ripley Real Estate specializes in Medina Lake and Medina River waterfront lots, cabins, acreage and houses. She represents clients in the purchase and sale of single-family residences, lots and acreage as well as commercial income generating property West of San Antonio, Texas within the Medina Lake and Medina River area including the cities of Lakehills, Mico, Pipe Creek and Bandera. A member of The National Association of Realtors Where she served as a Director as well as a member of the Political Liason Committee and the Utilities Sub Committee of The Texas Association of Realtors. She served as a Director of the Bandera County Board of Realtors and is a long time member of the San Antonio Board of Realtors and the SABOR Multiple Lising Service, which provides up-to-the minute real estate information on all properties for sale in our area
Karen Ripley has been a top producer in real estate sales in Bandera County for over 25 years, consistently out selling other REALTORs in Bandera County and representing both sides of the contract on 50% of her listings. An extensive advertising program includes ads in local media as well as myriad web sites too numerous to mention. Her prime location offers a well read marquee with a high response rate.
A Medina Lake waterfront property owner and resident for over 35 years, I am proud to call Lakehills my home. I first fell in love with Medina Lake's crystal clear waters and rugged Texas Hill Country terrain as a Mariner Girl Scout learning to sail at Bob's Cove. After attending Alamo Heights High School I earned a BS in Journalism/Advertising from WVU and a Masters in Communication from UNC. I enjoyed careers in Television Broadcast as well as corporate executive positions in Advertising and Marketing with Fox Photo and USAA before opening my own business, Karen Ripley Marketing and Advertising, a full-service advertising agency with emphasis in Real Estate and Finance for over 15 years. Through that close association with housing I began my Real Estate career in San Antonio specializing in custom home and land sales. I earned my Texas Real Estate Broker's License in 1992 and opened Karen Ripley Real Estate as a full service Real Estate Brokerage serving the needs of my neighbors at Medina Lake. I served as committee chair of the REALTOR/Builder Committee winning awards from the Greater San Antonio Builder's Association and the Texas Association of REALTORS for a new home construction series I helped create. I also co-founded the San Antonio Sustainable Building Coalition, an organization which provides information on "green" construction of healthy, energy efficient homes that limit waste and pollution.
I am actively involved in my community supporting numerous charities including the initiation of the Lakehills Boys and Girls Club. I also teach sailing on Medina Lake to Girl Scouts each Summer. I am founder and underwriter of the Medina Lake Second Line Dancers who dance at our annual Cajun Festival.
I have been active in local issues and participated in the successful Bandera County Tax Roll Back as well as serving on the committee for Lakehills Incorporation. I served a four year term as Director for Precinct Two of the Bandera River Authority and Ground Water District. I was an original member of the Save Medina Lake Committee and was instrumental, as Vice President of the Lake Medina Conservation Society, in establishing it as a Committee of LAMCOS. I also served as a Trustee for the Frontier Times Museum and co wrote the book "Medina Lake" with Museum Director Rebecca Norton.
My passion is still being on the water. My home is on beautiful Medina Lake overlooking the island and I continue my adventures as an avid blue water sailor having sailed half way around the world from Galveston to Australia on a 42' Carter One Ton sail boat. I believe the success of Karen Ripley Real Estate Brokerage depends on active involvement in my community and profession and an adventurous "can do" attitude, answering the phone and seeking out the truth of every situation and sharing it with my clients so they can make informed decisions.
Karen Ripley Real Estate: Your Neighbor Providing a High Level of Informed and Energetic Real Estate Sales and Service West of San Antonio in the Medina Lake and the surrounding Area Including Lakehills,Mico,Pipe Creek and Bandera Since 1990.