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Kari Carson
La Canada Flintridge Office

ABOUT

There’s a well-known proverb that says, “the well beaten path does not always make the right road.” Taking a step off of my own beaten path led me to a career in Real Estate, and an opportunity to actually make a living doing something I love, with people I love to be around.

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There’s a well-known proverb that says, “the well beaten path does not always make the right road.” Taking a step off of my own beaten path led me to a career in Real Estate, and an opportunity to actually make a living doing something I love, with people I love to be around.

Before finding real estate, I spent many years immersed in the world of music. I’ve played the trombone for over twenty years and have a Doctorate in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California. For over a decade, I’ve taught music courses at the college level and performed as a professional jazz musician.

As an art form, jazz is defined by the concept of improvisation – jazz musicians create melodies through their ability to instantaneously react to the music around them. However, jazz artists also rely on what they have learned in their studies to guide them in making quick and reliable decisions. As a real estate agent, I use the same method for adapting to unpredictable situations. My training, knowledge and expertise guide me in resolving difficult challenges, while my unique background, passion and creativity help to set me apart.

My years of teaching have helped me to develop skills that are vital to my success as an agent. I’m able to easily talk with all types of people, and can clearly communicate concepts that are often difficult to understand. As an Realtor, I love having the opportunity to constantly meet new and interesting people and to become a small part of their story – but I realize that chatting with people is just a small (and fun) part of what I do. Much of my time is spent on working out the details, a side of the job that takes a great amount of organization and the ability to multitask efficiently. I enjoy both aspects of the job, and find that they fit my personality perfectly - I’m someone who is passionate and enthusiastic while remaining detailed oriented and driven by a strong work ethic.

I’ve been able to continue to teach music courses at Scripps College and I’ll always be a performer – but my job in Real Estate is what makes that possible. I look forward to continuing to help buyers and sellers find their paths while navigating the exciting (but unpredictable) world of real estate. read less «

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14940 Hartsook Street | Sherman Oaks
This beautiful 3 bedroom, 4 bath traditional home was extensively renovated in 2012 and has been meticulously maintained by its current owners. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in a desirable area of Sherman Oaks, the house features an open concept living, dining and family room with two fireplaces. French doors in the family room lead out to a covered patio and the lushly landscaped private backyard. The modern eat in kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and a glass back splash. Take your pick of two large master suites! All four bathrooms are elegantly upgraded and the back master includes a spa tub and seamless glass shower. This home is ready and waiting for you to move in - even the 40'' Panasonic Plasma TV is staying! Per LAUSD's website, this home feeds to
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5481 Ocean View Boulevard | La Canada Flintridge
Last listed at $1,799,000
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1616 Vista Drive | Glendale
Last listed at $1,295,000
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5464 Rock Castle Drive | La Canada Flintridge
Last listed at $1,249,000
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1234 El Cerrito Circle | South Pasadena
Last listed at $1,238,000
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2124 Tondolea Lane | La Canada Flintridge
Last listed at $1,179,000
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5000 Lauderdale Avenue | La Crescenta
Last listed at $935,000
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14940 Hartsook Street | Sherman Oaks
Last listed at $925,000
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3088 Paddington Road | Glendale
Last listed at $899,000
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11202 Bentcreek Road | Moorpark
Last listed at $869,900
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5841 Lemona Avenue | Sherman Oaks
Last listed at $849,900
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2471 E. Chevy Chase Drive | Glendale
Last listed at $849,000
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2471 E. Chevy Chase Drive | Glendale
Last listed at $849,000
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626 Palisade Street | Pasadena
Last listed at $799,000
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4624 Willalee Avenue | La Crescenta
Last listed at $799,000
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118 South Kenwood Street #302 | Glendale
Last listed at $769,000
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14934 Hartsook Street | Sherman Oaks
Last listed at $749,000
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415 East Loraine Street | Glendale
Last listed at $739,000
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1921 Hanford Drive | Pasadena
Last listed at $695,000
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18040 Martha Street | Encino
Last listed at $649,000
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80 North Raymond Avenue #101 | Pasadena
Last listed at $649,000
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2221 Loma Vista Place | Los Angeles
Last listed at $635,000
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80 North Raymond Avenue #101 | Pasadena
Last listed at $629,000
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3712 3rd Avenue | La Crescenta
Last listed at $589,000
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390 North Sunnyslope Avenue | Pasadena
Last listed at $579,000
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1857 Glen Avenue | Pasadena
Last listed at $579,000
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2798 Machado Street | Simi Valley
Last listed at $575,000
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25386 Via Palacio | Valencia
Last listed at $549,999
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2454 Oswego Street #102 | Pasadena
Last listed at $549,000
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2994 Bargen Way | Altadena
Last listed at $529,000
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13705 Buckskin Trail Drive | Corona
Last listed at $510,000
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3712 3rd Avenue | La Crescenta
Last listed at $500,000
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4217 Boston Avenue | Glendale
Last listed at $499,999
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2386 East Del Mar Boulevard #126 | Pasadena
Last listed at $499,000
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543 West Montana Street | Pasadena
Last listed at $499,000
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618 North Howard Street #121 | Glendale
Last listed at $399,000
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1600 Courtney Avenue | Los Angeles
Last listed at $6,000
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6228 Altura Avenue | La Crescenta
Last listed at $2,800
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2454 Oswego Street #102 | Pasadena
Welcome to Oswego Villas! This gorgeous Tuscan style townhouse was built in 2007 and has been meticulously maintained by the original owner. The entrance to the unit, which features a lovely shaded patio, is off a wide, quiet street - providing ample guest parking and ease of access for visitors. The open concept living, kitchen and dining room features high ceilings, hardwood flooring and upgraded finishes. Also located on the main level is a guest bed and three quarter bath. The spacious upstairs Master suite includes a walk in closet, elegant spa bath, and access to the large private balcony. In addition, the upstairs hall contains a closet with washer and dryer hookups for convenient access. The unit features a private attached two-car garage with direct access to the unit and a gated
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2221 Loma Vista Place | Los Angeles
Character and charm blend seamlessly with modern upgrades in this beautifully renovated Silverlake home. Built in 1914, this California Bungalow is nestled at the base of a quaint neighborhood stair street. Its location provides a hip community feel without sacrificing the oversized, detached garage that is typically missing on a walk up home. The house has a welcoming front porch, large fenced side yard, and back deck perfect for entertaining. Inside you will find two huge bedrooms, both with spacious walk in closets and upgraded baths. The open concept living and dining room has a beautiful picture window and there are hardwood floors throughout. Buyers with pets will love the unique fenced cat and dog run accessed through a hidden door in the kitchen. This home is minutes from the many
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1234 El Cerrito Circle | South Pasadena
Spanish character home in the heart of South Pasadena on a charming circular street. Tiled front porch nestled amongst a wealth of greenery leads you to a welcoming arched doorway. Living room w/huge arched window, fireplace w/extravagant mantel & highlighted by hardwood floors. Updated kitchen w/oversized refrigerator, eat-in breakfast area & Dutch door entrance to side deck. Center hallway leads to 2 bedrooms each w/ French doors leading to balconies overlooking rear deck & yard. Descend down tiled staircase featuring a gorgeous stained glass window into a generous office w/ built-ins, wet bar, powder bath & French door access to rear deck. Master suite w/huge custom closet, open sitting area & 2 separate doors leading to rear & side deck. Relax in spa like master bath w/ sunken bathtub,
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4624 Willalee Avenue | La Crescenta
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac above Foothill Blvd, this charming midcentury home has a bright, open feeling throughout. The stunning updated kitchen features a large island peninsula, abundant storage space, and stainless steel appliances. Down the hall you will find a hall bath with shower, two large bedrooms, and a master suite. Sliding glass doors from the open concept living and dining rooms lead out to the lushly landscaped backyard. Escape the heat with the misters under the covered patio while you look out to the sparking pool with waterfall feature. Behind the detached garage, and not included in the square footage, is a versatile extra room with an additional upgraded bath that could be used as a pool house, guest suite or home office. The home features hardwood floors and has cen
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14934 Hartsook Street | Sherman Oaks
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in a desirable area of Sherman Oaks, this charming midcentury home has a bright, open feel throughout. The kitchen features a large island, abundant storage space, a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Directly off the kitchen is a spacious den with high-beamed ceilings and a stone fireplace. Sliding glass doors lead out to a covered deck and lushly landscaped private backyard with several citrus trees. The versatile third bedroom, which is currently being used as a formal dining room, could also be utilized as an office or guest room. The formal living room and all three bedrooms feature hardwood floors and the home has central AC and newer windows throughout. Per LAUSD's website, this home feeds to highly rated Kester Elementary school. This house has been beautifully maintained and is ready for it's next owners!
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2386 East Del Mar Boulevard #126 | Pasadena
Welcome to resort style living in the heart of Pasadena! This stunning and spacious single story condo has recently been through an extensive renovation. No detail was overlooked, including new windows and doors, new flooring, recessed lighting in each room, and custom designed closets throughout - including a huge hall closet that could even be used as a small office. The unit features a large open concept layout in the kitchen, living and dining room. The spotless modern kitchen includes quartz countertops and all-new top of the line appliances. A hidden dishwasher blends in seamlessly with the overabundant cabinets that include space saving pull out drawers and lazy Susan storage. Both of the full bathrooms have been re-designed with rain showers and the master bath includes a Jacuzzi t