Tablelands property specialist
Area Real Estate
Words by Janie Barton
The best thing to happen to real estate buyers and sellers across the Tableland region was when Karen Ranie, one of Far North Queensland’s most experienced and long-standing successful real estate agents, started Area Real Estate, a mobile real estate agency that specialises in Tablelands properties.
Karen, who was well known as Karen Wyllie and was one of Cairns’ most successful and sought-after real estate agents for 26 years, offers clients a unique mobile real estate service from Mareeba to Ravenshoe.
“Everyone is time poor these days,” said Karen. “I’m happy to do the running around for my clients. I live on the Tablelands and am very familiar with all areas, and being mobile allows me to present more opportunities for both buyers and sellers.”
A mobile real estate agent is a unique concept, but one that Karen thinks is a huge benefit to her clients.
“Real estate is a really personal business, and I have found clients prefer to meet at their homes rather than in an office,” she said. “I have a strong belief that despite the changes in technology and internet access to real estate markets a good agent is very necessary when it comes to finding the right property or giving the right advice to sellers.”
Karen believes the Tableland region is fast becoming a lifestyle choice for many.
“The majority of my buyers are people looking for a better lifestyle and a better work/life mix or people retiring to the Tablelands for the cooler climate and natural lifestyle,” she said. “The Tablelands market offers a huge variety of property types, from a family home on a residential block to acreages where people can have a liveable shed on a quiet tucked-away five-acre block or in an award-winning home on a couple of acres.”
Thanks to her extensive and successful experience across all aspects of the industry, Karen makes all transactions worry-free and easy for her clients.
“I treat each property as if it were my own,” she said. “I take great pride in successfully finding real estate solutions for each of my clients.”