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Karen Shanks

REALTOR with Woods Bros Realty


Representing Lincoln metro homeowners and future homeowners, Karen is committed to listening to her clients’ needs and utilizing her professional acumen to ensure a successful transaction for every client.


Born and raised in Lincoln, Karen is well-versed in the numerous amenities available in her beautiful hometown. She is an enthusiastic representative of all this fine city has to offer home buyers and sellers.

Karen graduated from the University of Nebraska­—Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing. She has an extensive history in sales and negotiations, as well as business ownership. This experience, coupled with her strong organizational skills, have been conducive to her success, ranking #21 of 165 Woods Bros agents in her second year as a REALTOR®. She has quickly become highly regarded by her clients and professionals in the field.

Karen uses vast resources to market her homes and utilizes a team of professional service providers to assist with her clients’ buying and selling needs, including transaction coordinators, stagers, painters, contractors, photographers, and inspectors. She is communicative, thorough, and detail-oriented—and she’ll be alongside you every step of the way.

Karen lives with her two rescue pups—Hazel and Maizy—and when she’s not rescuing animals, she enjoys working out and spending time with her eight grandkids.