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Karen Martins



McLean Office

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd, Suite 350
McLean, VA 22101 Directions
Phone: 703-790-9090

Meet Karen Martins

Raised alongside the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River, Karen’s knowledge of the surrounding D.C. area is unsurpassed. She has consistently earned Top Producer status from 2009 to the present and has settled more than $8 + million in home sales each year from 2009 to 2017.  She has been a Top Producer for the past ten years within Northern Virginia. Being licensed in all three jurisdictions, and having studied Marketing and Business and interior design, Karen has all the skills needed to expertly guide her clients through their complex real estate transactions in the Virginia, Maryland and DC market place.

Karen specializes in new construction, luxury neighborhoods, and relocation to the Washington Metropolitan area. Her sense of design and appreciation for location are essential in aiding her clients throughout all phases of the home sale or purchase process. With an eye for quality craftsmanship and distinguished fine properties, she is very aware of the many benefits of living in and around the McLean, Great Falls, and Arlington communities. A veteran of many moves herself, she is also a world traveler who has lived abroad and enjoys international diversity. Karen is an active volunteer in the McLean community and the Langley school district, and she gives back to her community in many, many ways. With her “can do” attitude, offering first class, full time service, she guarantees you the best real estate experience ever!

Licensed In

  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C.
  • Maryland


  • MCRS - Military Certified Residential Specialist
  • MOM - Military on the Move Certification
  • NVAR Lifetime Top Producer
  • NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club
  • ePro - Internet Specialist

" Engaged, experienced and professional! We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor. From start to finish, Karen was attentive to our needs and made the process as smooth as possible. We will seek out Karen again in the future. Highly recommended!"

– Caleb Kahn

" If I could give 10 stars I would! During the process of finding a new home and finding tenants for our existing one, Karen Martins was so responsive to every one of our questions and requests that we definitely felt like we were her only clients. At every stage of the process, she gave us sound real estate advice, helped us realize how to maximize our options, and gave us the ability to move quickly by sharing excellent referrals for painters, decorators, etc. She was not only a strong advocate for us, but also an excellent negotiator and a problem solver who make sure we continued to make progress during our very short timeline. We came to trust her implicitly, and knowing we were being guided by her sage advice, we were able to move forward and make decisions quickly. We never knew how much value a real estate agent could add until we worked with Karen. We are definitely clients for life! "

– Kristin Conrad

" We retained Karen Martins and McEnearney to help sell our house and Karen was a terrific, terrific choice. We have worked with many brokers over the years, and Karen is at the top of her profession. Here comes a bunch of superlatives, but Karen earned them. She is: • highly knowledgeable about the DC region. • very responsive and communicates clearly. • collaborative and listens carefully. • organized and does what she says she will do. • excellent at maintaining a network of excellent tradespeople. • careful, thoughtful and honest. • very good at setting priorities and keeping things moving. And Karen thought of things we didn’t think of, and those thoughts invariably added value to the process. She just basically puts her clients first, and we were fortunate to be one of them. Oh, wait, she is also very nice and easy to work with—but you will know that the first time you meet her. We would work with her again, without question."

– Bruce Metge

" Best agent in the DMV area! Super helpful, and makes the entire process of buying a home quick and painless!"

– Zack Siddique

" I was a first time homebuyer and Karen made the entire process easy and enjoyable. She gave me great advice about the houses we were looking at, dealt with my hectic schedule, and made me feel like a priority the entire time. She's also fought to get me the best deal possible, even after I had given up the fight. She is kind, passionate, and genuinely cares about her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in northern va."

– Mark M

" Karen is a gem! She was quick to respond to anything we needed and was available around the clock for house tours, questions, feedback, etc. She put us first even when she didn't have to! Karen really went above and beyond the call of duty and did so with professionalism and warmth. Her fun personality and attention to detail made for a rewarding experience all the way around-- we couldn't be happier!"

– Brittany Murray

" Karen provided excellent, personalized service. I felt comfortable with her right from the start and knew she would help us find the perfect home!"

– Ibogar

" Karen Martins is an honest and responsive agent. She's very likeable and pleasant to work with. She's well known and respected amongst the real estate agents."

– Gus Naghdi

" From the first time we met Karen, she made us feel at ease and welcomed. Her friendly and knowledgeable understanding of the Fairfax County area assured us that we had a strong and smart advocate who help us find a home at a fair price. Karen was always responsive to our phone calls and e-mails, making us feel as though we were her only clients. Any time we saw a house on MRIS that we were interested in viewing, Karen was always able to set up an appointment for the very next day. Her timeliness and action-oriented mindset proved to us that she was willing to do what it took to help us find the house that suited our needs. Karen’s knowledge as a realtor, understanding of the current housing market, friendliness, and timeliness made her the best realtor we could have asked for. She treated us with respect and dignity and served as a wonderful representative of McEnearney and Associates Inc. Karen has our highest regards and will certainly be recommended to our friends who are interested in buying a home in the greater D.C. area."


" Karen was an excellent agent for our first home purchase. She showed extensive knowledge of the Northern Virginia market (i.e. Arlington, Falls Church, McLean). She always responded to emails, calls and texts within minutes anytime of day. Karen was always enthusiastic and was very helpful throughout the home buying process. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone in need of a real estate pro."

– Stephen H.

" When we relocated from NYC to the DC area, our broker in NY referred us to Karen to help us get settled in the DC area. While we interviewed other brokers who came highly recommended by friends in the area, we decided to stick with Karen primarily because she seemed like someone we could trust both on a personal and professional level. Karen turned out to be an invaluable resource for us in both prospecting and evaluating listed properties to make sure each home met all of our criteria as well as Karen's given her knowledge of the area and the market. Overall, Karen is the highest quality agent we have ever experienced and, therefore, confident in recommending her to anyone in the market! "

– cwl1103

" We found Karen via a listing on a home. She answered our call right away and arranged a time on short notice to meet us. It was late in the day, but she arranged it. She quizzed us and engaged us. We knew that she was perfect for us right then and there. No other agent went out of his or her way the way Karen did. She is a star; she anticipated the next step even before the next step was clear and helped illuminate a path for us. No matter what we threw at her, she was always able to find a resource for us. She never once gave up nor seemed flustered, or frustrated; she made it all come together. We highly, highly recommend her. "

– Elly Flippen

" Client, Buyer My wife and I set out on an adventure a couple of years ago to sell our existing home and to build a custom home. Karen stood by us every step of the way and was amazingly enthusiastic. We first threw at her the challenge of selling a unique townhome in the Tyson’s Corner area in Spring 2009 right after the Metro construction started and a major stock market correction the previous Fall. The house fortunately sold for what we felt was the highest price that we could expect. Karen then showed us a number of properties and we finally settled on a lot in Vienna. However, she not only helped on the negotiations of the lot with a builder who was extremely hostile and unprofessional (which she dealt with in an extremely profession manner) but she also voluntarily attended almost every meeting that we had with our architect to design the home from a blank piece of paper. Again, always very enthusiastic and extremely helpful in pointing out design features that would add value from a resale perspective. In my mind her efforts went WELL ABOVE the call of duty. Another positive note was that Karen was always within easy access and without failure always promptly returned our calls. So in my mind Karen is an invaluable asset and a terrific member of your team if you need a realtor. "

– david_l_johnson_1999

" Client, Buyer We have come back to Karen time and time again for our housing needs. We listed and sold our townhouse with Karen the same weekend it was on the market. She helped us find a new home with the amenities that we were looking for and that we had almost given up on. She has an engaging personality and is friendly and easy to work with. She is a true professional and has a reputation for excellence in the DC area. We refer her to family and friends every chance that we get. I can't recommend her enough! "

– tamtam123

" Client, Seller Karen knows the McLean market very well and quickly matched a family to buy our home. She is very professional and has great energy without being pushy. I strongly recommend her. "

– J. K. Sliwinski

" As a first time home buyer, Karen was a huge help in the process. She understands the home buying process and made the whole experience relatively easy for me. She was very knowledgeable about the area and offered good insights and advice about the houses we toured. She always treated me like a priority, and was willing to work around my hectic schedule. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking to buy a home in Northern Virginia."

– coolman00

" Karen was a real pro at helping us to navigate the purchase and then the renovation of and eventual rental for income of our property. She is knowledgeable of the market and went above all others in her willingness to be available and move the process forward. Karen is trustworthy and smart! We would definitely recommend her and plan to list with her when it comes time to sell. The Wheelers"

– businessforms9