Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate

About Karen 



I am home grown! I was born and raised in lower Delaware and moved to the Hockessin area 35 years ago. I have knowledge of all areas in Delaware and with the help of my buyers and sellers I've become an expert in the surrounding area of Pennsylvania and Maryland. I have you covered!
As a full-time REALTOR ®, I am committed to providing you with exceptional service from our first conversation to your first night in your new home. You will feel confident in my dedication to you due to  y organization skills, hard work, problem solving ability, promptness and honesty.
I understand the meaning of family as I love being a mother and grandmom. Even though I've been lucky enough to travel from Delaware to Paris to the Carribean and further. I never forget the meaning of home. Let my experience bring you home.
  • Backed by Patterson-Schwartz with 55+ years of real estate service

  • 2012 NCCBOR Presidential Membership  in the Million Dollar Club  
  • Realty Alliance Sales Award 
  • DE Five Star Real Estate Agent -6 years 
  • Certified Military Residential Specialist  
  • Certified Re Marketing Specialist  
  • Accredited Staging Professional Real Estate Agent        

 We feel really blessed to have met both of you and have everything work out! We are very excited and appreciate everything you have done! Thanks again you have been wonderful!!
Karen Burke was extremely helpful during the entire process. She made our first home buying experience very easy. She was always available when we had questions our concerns and worked very hard for us. ~S&N 
Our agent was a huge help to us. She took care of both selling our house, helping us decide on a new location. Being with us and guiding us through all the details of buying, building, and settling on our new home. She has worked with the new home builders and given us much help in deciding what we should include in the home. She took care of getting a lawyer and setting up the settlement. All we had to do was show up. Things could not have gone any better. Since we had not purchased a new home since 1960, we would have been lost without Karen's advice and help. ~ML&E
Karen Burke sold my son’s house which is why I chose her. She was very patient with him and he was a 1st time home owner. It was comforting to work with someone that I had already known.
Karen Burke did an excellent job guiding & coordinating us through the whole process including making offers, getting issues that came up during the home inspection resolved, getting questions about the house resolved and introducing us to the vendors maintaining the home HVAC
~Richard and Dulce

Karen was fantastic. I had been working with another agent for about 6 months when I met Karen. With in a week of working with her I found my house.

Karen Burke made what could have been a stressful situation very smooth. She was in constant communication with me throughout the process and worked WITH me to set reasonable expectations. I was very pleased with the level of service.

Karen walked on water for me!  Karen’s attention detail in communication and spirit of excellence enabled my sons and I to buy this house. Her efforts changed our lives, and we are so grateful.

Great experience! Relatively easy & stress free. Much of that is due to Karen’s professional level of service.

Karen Burke was great to work with. Her recommendations were very reflective of the information we had provided regarding what we wanted. She did not try to pressure us into purchasing anything.

I met Karen Burke and just happened to start talking and the subject of me buying a home got brought up. She was very honest and sympathetic through out the buying process. I actually was no longer looking for a house when Karen contacted me a few months later to tell me about a house that she felt I would love.  She was right!

Karen was outstanding, we could not have asked for a better agent to spend our weekends with while looking for a home!!! For being first time home buyers, she made things fun and very easy. It made us very comfortable knowing that Karen was on our side looking out for us! I would recommend Karen to any of my friends and clients. Thank you for all your help through this crazy but fun process!
~Anthony and Meridith 
Karen is a fantastic agent. She helped every step of the way, giving realistic advice, options and support. She went out of her way to make me familiar with the area I was looking in. I recommend her whenever I talk about buying my house.  
I was very pleased with my agent Karen Burke. She explained everything to me so that it made it simple for me to understand what was going on esp since I was a first time homebuyer. It was a long process but it went very smoothly due to how well they work together to help me get the home that I wanted. I was very impressed with her and with the company. I will def keep them in mind for the future. They were wonderful during the whole process.
Karen was great through the entire process. Made me feel comfortable and did not pressure me into anything I did not like. She listened to what I was looking for and helped me find my new house.
Karen Burke is fantastic! I was a first time home-buyer and she made the entire process of purchasing my home less scary. She is so knowledgeable about the home buying process from A to Z. She alleviated any concerns I had by explainning everything in detail and making sure I understood. She never wasted my time by showing me any homes that were out of my budget, or by showing me any homes that didn't meet my specifications. She's even assisted me with some post-settlement challenges. I would recommend her a million times over and have already told many of my friends that are interested in purchasing or selling their homes about Karen and how great she is. She's truly a professional and it's been a pleasure working with her.
I love my agent, she is so nice to work with and did a terrific job
Enjoyed working with Karen Burke. Have recommended her to seveal friends. Thank you , we are very happy in our new home.
Karen is great to work with! Explained the entire process in easy to understand language as we were first time home buyers! Everything was perfect! Would definitely refer her!
~J & R 
Karen took special care of my family not because she is family but because that is how she treats all of her buyers and sellers. She went above and beyond to make the buying experience as easy as possible. Marybeth Cashman and her team were great as well. Communication was always open and honest. They all had our best interest at heart.
~E & L
 Thanks again for all your hard work in helping us achieve our dream. Unlocking that door and walking in to a house I can call my own is something I'll never forget!
Karen is the best! Between myself and other family members, we have used Karen Burke to sell/buy our homes. I would never consider anyone else unless I buy or sell out of her market. Very thorough, understands the market and was able to keep me inline during the process!!
~Carol and Bill
Karen is a wonderful agent who stuck with us during our 2 year process of finding a beach house. She did a great job keeping us up to date on any new listings. She always made time to answer any questions and provide us the best advice.
~Eric and Laurie