About Me

I am home grown! I was born and raised in lower Delaware and moved to the Hockessin area 40 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  my organization skills, hard work, problem solving ability, promptness and honesty.
I understand the meaning of family as I love being a mother and grand mom. Even though I've been lucky enough to travel from Delaware to Paris to the Caribean and further, I never forget the meaning of home. Let my experience bring you home.
  • Backed by Patterson-Schwartz with 60+ years of real estate service

  • 2012 NCCBOR Presidential Membership  in the Million Dollar Club  
  • Realty Alliance Sales Awards
  • DE Five Star Real Estate Agent -10 years 
  • Certified Military Residential Specialist  
  • Certified Re Marketing Specialist  
  • Accredited Staging Professional Real Estate Agent       
Karen Burke is the best. She helped me get my new home with her Professional, knowledge and experience. I highly recommend her.
~Lincoln O
I cannot say enough great things about Karen and how amazing and dedicated she is to her job. Thank you again for helping me find and purchase my first home, it will forever hold a special place in my heart. I especially appreciated how thorough she was in explaining the process and informing/ advising best tips for me as a first time homeowner. compared to my horrible previous experience, Karen made the process so much smoother and easier to comprehend. Thanks for all you do!
We are so glad that we met Karen as out Agent. She is very professional and her experience in this industry is very valuable . Thank you Karen for helping us find our perfect home
Karen was the best Real Estate Agent I could have worked with. She exceeded my expectations in every way. She was very professional and knew how to handle any situation. Karen is an expert in her field. I will strongly recommend Karen to others!
 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
Short notice move, able to find a lovely house and move in in short order. Karen was helpful in accommodating our busy schedule.
~Jonathan Busch
Karen was knowledgeable and shared her expertise, taking care not to pressure my daughter with the purchase of her first home. We were kept informed and felt comfortable with the process. Ali has been in her home for 4 years now and has seen a significant increase in value. I’m not purchasing property without Karen!
~Gail Bucher
Second time we've used Karen Burke as our agent. Will use again and will continue to recommend to others.
~Satisfied Sellers
 Karen was extremely helpful and patient with us as we toured a slew of houses in the area. Also, Tom Urian was able to step up and fill in while Karen was on vacation -- he took the time out of his day to show us multiple houses and ultimately helped us put in the offer for the home we purchased. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Karen, Tom, and all of Patterson-Schwartz. The entire process went smoothly and all our questions and concerns were quickly addressed and resolved.
~Mason Rowe
Karen is a very diligent, resourceful, and knowledge Realtor. Once we explained to her what we were looking for, she sent countless home listing for us to view. She was really very helpful explaining the do's and don't of purchasing a house; and being that this was our first time buying, the information she provided was valuable to us. I would recommend her to my friends and family without hesitation.
~Charles Kelly
Karen Burke was extremely friendly, honest, and helpful in the home-buying process. She was receptive and responsive to our search criteria and arranged several showings for us that met those criteria. She was easy to communicate with and responsive to our needs during the purchasing process as well.
~Happy Buyer
We can not say enough nice things about working with Karen!! As first time home buyers we were new to the world of real estate and Karen made the process a breeze! Karen was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable while walking us through the process of finding a home right up to settlement! Would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home!
~Lindsey & Marquis
Karen Burke was a good listener, flexible with our large family's various perspectives, and knowledgeable about her craft and options to consider. Her collaboration with Carolyn, the historian, showed wisdom and a solid ability to use helpful information to enable us to sell the house. The detailed write up on the house, likewise,improved the marketability.
~Amy and Denise
We first met Karen Burke when we moved to Delaware in 2017. We attended an open house in Hockessin. We were impressed with her professionalism, character, and knowledge of the market and the area. We ended up leaving the area but I'm sure had we stayed in Delaware, Karen would have been our realtor of choice!
Karen was awesome! She explained everything during the whole process, which was great because as first time buyers, we had no idea what we were doing. She went to bat for us at each step, helping to negotiate with the sellers and get the house in better condition for when we moved in.
~SS & MD
Karen was terrific to work with! She was patient and guided us along the way towards finding a great home to raise our family in. I could not have asked for the whole process to go any more smoothly. I'd certainly recommend Karen to anyone who wants an experienced and personable realtor help them find their dream home.
Thanks to Karen Burke we have found the perfect house in a perfect community. I speak for both of my sisters when I say how grateful we are to have had the pleasure of working with her. She has gone all out to find us the right home. I would not hesitate to recommend her to my friends and relatives.