Karen Benvin Ransom

Associate Real Estate Broker

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Karen Benvin Ransom
Associate Real Estate Broker

Locally, Nationally & Internationally Connected. Work with someone that knows her communities. I have written award winning online articles that capture the amenities of homes plus the local lore & lifestyle. A Marketing Professional - showcase your home online beyond all that Houlihan Lawrence provides Locally
As a Buyer,I have written about our area in award winning articles. I also will see you through the process and help you with things you need to know in order to settle in and become part of our communities! You also want to know the amenities that a town can provide. I have lived here through the many stages of my life.

At a glance

My Communities
Somers, South Salem, Chappaqua, Waccabuc, Pound Ridge, North Salem, Katonah, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, Bedford

New, Buy Up, Down Size Experience, Strong Online Presence, Award Winning Writer, Knows the Communities, Business Professional

Lives In
Katonah,Town of Bedford

17 Years

Raised two children & a Bichon here!

Properties Sold

About me

Want an agent that has business skills, Internet savvy, a thorough knowledge of the communities which she serves? If you are a Buyer - Karen knows that "It is always more than the house!" Local amenities and lifestyle are just as important. As a Seller - get your home showcased with Professional Photo sessions including Twilight shots and Interactive floor plans. Get to the top of the Google searches! Enjoy this Katonah/Town of Bedford video link I helped Houlihan Lawrence to produce on our wonderful Hamlet. Life is good here! http://www.houlihanlawrence.com/community/katonah/         Karen Benvin Ransom is a Westchester Native and has lived in The Town of Bedford for many years. She had been a business owner of one of the top Westchester County businesses since her college days and has brought all of her Entrepreneurial Skills, Business and Marketing Savvy to Real Estate at Houlihan... More

Professional Awards & Achievements

Gold Award Status Houlihan Lawrence and Westchester Bd. of Realtors, Star Award & Top Producer Award - Floyd Wickman, Castle Award for Entrepreneurship- Manhattanville College Entrepreneur of The Year , Merrill Lynch + Ernst & Young Blue Chip Enterprise Award - US Chamber of Commerce., Chase "Women Mean Business", Member of Les Dames d'Escoffier - New York & International., 2015 Volunteer of the Year - The Katonah Museum of Art  

Professional Associations & Designations

RELO Certified Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Licensed Associate Broker Certified Buyer Representative (CBR), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Member, National Association of Realtors Member, New York Association of Realtors Member, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Member, Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service Member, Women's Council of Realtors, Westchester Empire Chapter (WCR)

Community Involvement

Docent & Volunteer - Katonah Museum of Art, 2015 "Volunteer of the Year", Katonah Women's Civic Club, Volunteer in The Memorial House., Docent at Caramoor's Rosen House, Member of the Katonah Library Book Club - longest running book club in Westchester, Member/Volunteer Katonah Women's Civic Club, Red Hat Member Networking Luncheon Club, Honorary Member Les Dames d'Escoffier New York & International

Personal Interests

Volunteering, Cooking, Reading, Travel, Cultural Events

Real Estate Expertise

Karen is a Westchester Native and has lived in The Town of Bedford for many years., She had been an owner of one of the top Westchester businesses. She has brought all of her Entrepreneurial skills, business and marketing savvy to real estate


Our Lady of Victory Academy, a Sister of Mercy School, Dobbs Ferry, New York, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York


"Karen remembered everything that we discussed about our charming home and actually listed all of the details to enhance the saleability of our "Country Retreat". It was Karen's skill at estimating and negotiating that made our home sell. She wasted no time in listing our property on the Internet with stunning photos. Karen also arranged additional photography that was nothing short of spectacular! From the first time we met her, Karenassisted us with the minutest details. We never once felt overwhelmed or confused by the selling process."

Maureen & Ray T.

"Thanks for being patient (with me) and aggressive with the Marketing "Broker Karen"! you did a terrific job for me and my family and I appreciate it a lot!

Kevin C

"I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for a really pleasurable experience working with your office. Karen Ransom knows we think the world of her but I also wanted to convey to you that I was very impressed with the level of professionalism and persdonal service that you, Karen, and every everyone else that we worked with in your office provided throughout the process of buying our new house and selling our old house. BY the way, the Houliahn Lawrence website is head and shoulders above the other brokerage websites out there. Again, I just want to thank you and I will of course recommenf Houlihan Lawrence to anyone that I know.


"Karen really took the time to listen to us and get to know our wants and needs. She understood our sense of style and the feeling we were going for. She got such a complete understanding of the type of poroerty we wanted that she was able to hit a home run with her first swing! WE BOUGHT THE FIRST HOUSE SHE SHOWED US! iT IS PERFECT FOR US AND WE LOVE IT! Thanks Karen for making our dream homes come true!"

G & O S

" As you know, I have my home listed with your agency in Katonah and Karen Benvin Ransom is my Agent. I just wanted to tell you how pleased I was with the way that Karen is handling the sale of my house. She definitely makes a great statement to the reputatiuon of your firm. I usually do not like recommending anyone that I am not 100% sure of and Karen would by far come with a glowing report from me. I thank you and your staff for making this peocess a pleasant experience for me."

Patricia B.

"D & I really appreciate how meticulous your research is. I live how every time you look into something you discover incorrect data!"

Chris S.

"Thank You so much for all of your time, energy, kindness, warmth asnd expertise. We enjoyed your company very much. You are wonderful beyond words."

Marcus G

"Karen Went the Extra Mile For Us" She put us in touch with those individuals that we needed to successfully complete the sale. Karen went out of her way with extra touches. She gave us a warm welcome and took us on a tour of the area. She let us know where our son could find activities that he would interest him. Karen went the extra mile for us.

Jocelyn R

Dear Karen, I just wanted to take a moment and say "Thank You". You have been such a terrific agent, a thorough professional, and most of all...a great friend through the whole process. I can't think of any other person I'd like to drag through 4 years and 100 houses ! We really appreciate all that you have done for us over the past few years.


Karen is an extrordinary Real Estate Broker. She has always been an Entrepreneur and she brings that spirit to her work at Houlihan Lawrence. She is hard working, enthusiastic, creative and extremely knowledgeable. She goes above and beyond to help her clients.