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Karen Simons

Lead Agent


Specialising in Brisbane’s prestigious inner west riverside suburbs, Karen’s success in real estate is underpinned by a lifetime spent living and working within her community. With over 17 years’ experience in this industry, Karen has earned an enviable reputation as an agent who ‘acts with integrity and sets high professional standards for herself and her team’. It is Karen’s history of commitment to her community and broad professional experience that has laid the foundation for a successful career in real estate.

Karen has a very personal connection to her area of focus and it is this deep local knowledge and professional acumen that is appreciated by sellers and buyers alike. Karen is both personalised and strategic in her approach to selling real estate, providing an exceptional customer experience is at the core of all she does.

A practical thinker who always looks for a solution, Karen believes there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer. Sensitive consideration for the needs and timeframes of her clients with a healthy regard for honesty and integrity, ensures Karen delivers on or above promise. Her clear and transparent communication is an important key to achieving the right outcomes for all.

The records show, Karen’s meticulous attention to detail, delivers consistent results above or beyond her client’s expectations. You can confidently engage Karen with assurance that she will leave nothing to chance, ensuring a seemingly difficult task feels simple, effortless and stress free. You can with confidence expect that the ‘best result’ will be assured. Karen and her team pride themselves on setting new bench marks for her local area. To this end, Karen now enjoys a strong referral business driven by her past and present clients.

Karen approaches every engagement as a partnership. She understands and values the importance of building great relationships, being a trusted advisor is a founding base for all interaction.

Karen has an infectious personality, positive energy and enthusiasm for her work and her life. Going the extra mile is what she does instinctively, it frames both her personal and professional approach to her every day. It is simply part of her DNA. Karen has an unrelenting ‘can-do attitude’ and does not shy away from a challenge. Whilst people driven, she is a skilled negotiator, ensuring the best outcomes for her clients are always at the forefront of her thinking.

Consciously making the decision to limit the number of properties she manages at one time, ensures you will receive a level of personal service you deserve, your property will sell with fewer days on market and at a premium level. A fierce negotiator with an ability to build strong relationships with sellers and buyers, ensures that if you list with Karen, you will be selling soon. Karen’s level of service is based on old fashioned values, if you choose Karen, you will get Karen!

Arguably one of the highest performing agents within the team at Place Graceville, Karen has cemented a place in the top 5% - 10% of agents across the broader Place group servicing all of Brisbane. With a strong market presence in the sought-after suburbs of Chelmer, Graceville, Sherwood, Indooroopilly and St Lucia over the past 7 years, Karen is well respected in the area for her professional approach to her work.

Karen enjoys the backing of the Brisbane based, Place Corporate group. This progressive and innovative agency has set new standards synonymous with a level of personal service and professionalism, expected of industry leaders. Being a contributing part of this positive, forward thinking team is at the core of delivering outstanding professional service and results.


  • #25 Place Group Black Sales Award Oct, Nov, Dec 2021
  • Gold Sales Award Winner July, Aug, Sept 2021
  • Top Lister Place Graceville Sept 21
  • Top Lister place Graceville Aug 21
  • #22 Place Group Platinum Annual Sales Award Winner 2020/2021
  • Infinity Sales Award winner #6 in Place Group April May June 2021
  • Place Graceville's top performing agent 2020/2021
  • Top Lister Place Graceville May 2021
  • Top Seller Place Graceville May 2021
  • Top Lister Place Graceville April 2021
  • Place Graceville's top performing agent 2019/2020
  • Top Lister Place Graceville February 2021


  • Proud supporter of the Graceville SS Fete/Trivia Nights
  • Proud supporter of Christ the King School Fund Raising events Fair/Fun Run/Light Parade
  • Proud supporter of Sherwood SS Fete
  • Proud supporter of Community Flood Appeals 2011/2022
  • Proud supporter of Sherwood Magpie Football Club


Karen specialises in delivering tailored, innovative marketing campaigns that present a seamless process for her clients. The reasons behind the decision to sell a home are diverse and her approach caters for all. Whether selling to manage a growing family, downsizing, relocating, securing a first home, seeking development opportunities, or looking to invest, Karen will not disappoint. Focusing on the core suburbs and the inner west of Brisbane, Karen’s wealth of knowledge will deliver the right results.


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Karen Simons

Lead Agent

Karen has been outstanding in her support to us throughout the sale of our home. Being in our 70's we needed someone we trusted to guide us and Karen delivered! She provided us with considered advice and worked tirelessly to achieve a sale above expectation. Karen guided us with professional confidence and absolute integrity she goes above and beyond without hesitation. She is a consummate professional with unquestionable local knowledge, high standards and strong values. She has been a delight to deal with and we couldn't be happier with the result. You can trust Karen implicitly with the sale of your home, we couldn't recommend her more highly to other potential clients. Thank you Karen.

- Denise & Gunter Horvath

Out of all the agents I have dealt with over the past 30 years Karen Simons is a shining light. She combines the rare coupling of outstanding results with absolute integrity. It is easy to give good service when the market is slow, but in a heated market only the very best real estate professionals shine. Despite the hottest market Brisbane has seen in decades Karen worked harder than she needed, kept in close communication throughout the process, and unfailingly followed through. At the end of the day results is what counts, but oh how refreshing it was to work with an agent who not only gets outstanding results but who genuinely cares about the clients she serves.

- Jacinta, Seller

We were delighted with the outcome of engaging Karen Simons to sell our Chelmer residence via auction recently and highly recommend her! We enjoyed her practical, calm and experienced management of our campaign. She is an extremely personable, determined professional who leaves no stone unturned when working for her vendors. Thank you, Karen, for making what can be a difficult, emotional time so easy!

- K & D, Seller

What an adventure it has been buying a house with Karen! I felt a connection right from our first meeting. Her sense of humour, fun and warm nature helped get us through the inevitable hurdles encountered when purchasing property. She was always available and supportive throughout the whole process. I will have fond memories of dealing with Karen, just really glad she is a local, as I will still get to see her around! I highly recommend Karen and the team at Place Graceville.

- Buyer of house in Sherwood

We loved working with Karen to sell our property. It was a truly collaborative process from start to finish, with Karen keen to listen, pivot as needed and be innovative with the entire process. There is always a different way to look at things and Karen delighted in the challenge and worked hand in hand with us every step of the way in our completely off market sale. Karen navigated bumps in the process with complete transparency and kindness.

- Seller of house in Graceville

I purchased a property from Karen, and I sold my property with Karen. I’m glad to say that both experiences were efficient, professional and genuine. Also, the whole place team were on point, Lisa in admin, the auctioneer Peter, and the stylist Jackie. Everyone was great to deal with. Highly recommend!

- Seller of House in Sherwood

We bought a block of land through Karen. At all times she was helpful, punctual and great at communicating what was happening. Even after the contract was signed, she went above and beyond to clarify issues and provide assistance. I found Karen to be a great person to deal with.

- Buyer of property in Yeronga

Karen is a highly experienced agent with a great knowledge of the area. Karen's communication with us throughout our selling process was excellent. Karen always went above and beyond to make sure that we were informed throughout the selling process. Karen was able to obtain a sale price well beyond our expectations and we are happy in the knowledge that we chose the best agent!

- Seller of House in Tennyson

Genuine, caring, nice, welcoming, easy, knowledgeable and professional are few words to describe our experience. We have been looking for a house for some time now, and we have felt the difference dealing with Karen. Would like to congratulate Place Graceville for having such a reliable agent and will definitely recommend her to everyone.

- Buyer of house in Chelmer

Unfortunately, we made a mistake. We should have appointed Karen Simons from PLACE Graceville earlier. After 2 failed attempts with other agents, we appointed Karen and she sold our property within 2 weeks at a significantly higher price. Her knowledge of the area could not be faulted. This combined with her work ethic and enthusiasm resulted in the successful result. Her negation skills achieved a premium price. Karen then successfully located a property which we purchased.

- Liz and Gary, Seller

We have bought and sold many properties over the years. Karen was the best agent we have dealt with by far. She and her team were able to make the buying and selling process stress-free for us, all with a smile and a laugh. They are a thorough, professional and committed team and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to sell their property. Thank you, Karen and team.

- Seller of House in Indooroopilly

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