Karen E. Rice, REALTOR Personal Profile
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Northeast PA is My Home - I'm A Pike County Girl
(Read my Testimonials Page on my blog for comments from some of my past buyers and sellers.)
I was raised just east of Hawley in Pike County - my parents had 23 acres of woods and fields. I loved being outdoors, especially in the woods.
Like my daughter in the picture, I spent a good deal of time fishing in our pond and trying different techniques learned from Dad in order to "land the big ones."
This helped develop my professional outlook as well: utilize everything at your disposal and then, find more to utilize...and always be ready to try something different!
A graduate of Wallenpaupack High School, I started working right away, first as a cashier in a local supermarket and eventually working as Assistant to the Head Cashier, and finally, getting into the technology side of the business as the store introduced scanners and computer-controlled pricing.
My interest in photography led me to work for of the area's leading professional photographers. I was hired as a receptionist, a one-hour film lab tech, and a free-lance photographer. My background in photography has helped me in both web design and real estate.
In March of 1995 I married Glenn Rice, my beloved. I left the workforce to stay home with our three children while they were young. During that time at home, I built a successful web & graphic design business from scratch and worked from home creating websites and designing ads for various businesses, including local real estate agents.
While building these websites for other agents, I decided to become an agent myself and began to pursue a career in real estate.
Once the children were settled in school, I completed my real estate education and obtained my license. I have completed two REALTOR Ethics Training Courses, Weichert Fast Track Training, and many real estate courses from Weichert University; the training never stops, though...there is always something more to learn, something new to master.
I am proud to work with Weichert, REALTORS Paupack Group and I enjoy every minute of my real estate career. Utilizing the skills I have learned and perfected - from basic customer service & courtesy, to computer technology and Internet skills, and even photography - I strive to provide excellent service, and seek to not only serve my customers well, but build relationships along the way.