In 2003, I made my first trip up the mountain from Georgia. I remember clearly how the cool breeze filtered through the windows and the majesty of nature revealed itself around each turn in the road. With every passing mile, I was certain I was getting closer to Paradise.

Two years later, I made the decision to move here permanently. I resumed my work as a real estate broker specializing in the residential market of the greater Cashiers area while maintaining my broker’s license in Georgia.

In 2018, I joined Landmark Real Estate Sales & Vacation Rentals and found yet another second home. The Landmark team of experienced professionals and their commitment to the conservation of the area’s natural resources mirror my own ideals of personal and professional fulfillment.

The drive to succeed and the compassion to want to help others do the same are values instilled in me since my earliest days. Born to a hardworking family in the Hershey area of Pennsylvania, I would accompany my father on sales calls. From him, I learned how important it was to treat clients not as customers, but as family. From my mother and two older sisters, I garnered strength and an independent spirit that still serves as guiding forces in my life to this day.

I am a fierce problem-solver, combining my industry know-how with a healthy dose of professional creativity to find the right property for every client, protecting their interests throughout the entire process. I measure my success not in contracts closed, but in the extreme privilege of counting so many of my clients among my treasured friends.

Indeed, friends and family are at the very center of my universe. My husband, John Sullivan, is president of SullBark Builders and between us we have two sons and two daughters: David, Brandy, Julia and Cindy. We are also graced with five beautiful grandchildren: Aaron, Tanner, Landon, Dylan and Stella Rose.

When not at work, I love taking advantage of the many natural amenities that make the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau so special. I love boating on Lake Glenville and navigating the mountain roads on scenic drives. I attend the First Presbyterian Church of Highlands and am an active member of the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley, where I have also served on the Board of Directors and as past-President, respectively.

Mostly, though I enjoy spending my days helping others find their own personal Paradise here on the Highlands-Cashiers Platea. So come on up (or over), and I’ll help you find yours, too!

Karen Sullivan is a consumate professional with more than 30 years in sales and real estate. Whether you’re a boating enthusiast looking for lakefront property with a dock or an avid outdoors person hoping to find your enchanted cabin in the woods near hiking trails and trout streams, Karen will help you find it.


Realtor Karen Sullivan, CRS, SRES
(828) 399-9169
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