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Secrets of a Smarter MLS Episode 2: Karen Kage, Realcomp CEO | Battles won, Battles Lost

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Andy Woolley of Homes.com :

Karen Kage entered into the MLS industry looking for a job, not a career, answering a job wanted ad for a statistical typist at the local real estate association. That was before MLS books, in the late 1970’s, and today she is one of the most well respected CEO’s in the industry. How’s that for a career path?

Her dream job is to coach the Detroit Lions, current head coach Matt Patricia better watch out. Karen would lead the Lions sidelines with the same no nonsense, honest, and caring approach she leads Realcomp’s team of 31 employees, serving 16,400 customers.

In this episode, we explore Karen’s path to becoming CEO, her leadership style, her experience battling the FTC and a protracted class-action lawsuit, and her advice for today’s emerging MLS leaders. 

Listen on the web at Homes.com Secrets of a Smarter MLS

  1. Karen has always been what you see is what you get kind of person.
    Great interview Karen is one of the few people I go to for input.

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