Posh Properties Marin - Luxury Real Estate By Karen Plastiras and Colleen Fitzpatrick

BRE#: 00851293


Colleen's real estate career began in 1983 in San Francisco where she was honored by Coldwell Banker as Rookie of the Year for their Metropolitan Region. In 1987, she joined Pacific Union's Marina District office. As co-founder and original leader of their Estates Division, Colleen recognized early on the emerging trend toward distinction of luxury home marketing and advertising. With over 25 years of residential sales, involvement in numerous land subdivision projects, and the construction of over 25 luxury homes, Colleen is accustomed to holding a key counseling position in both sales and construction/development.

Colleen has lived in Marin for over 20 years and has built 3 homes for her own family here. She is a former Board Member and Past President of the Kentfield Schools Foundation and has served on the Construction Committee and the Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee. Let Colleen's extensive skill set, unwavering determination and unflappable demeanor assist you in achieving the highest level of success.


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Karen Coleman Plastiras was born and raised in Marin County and has been a licensed Realtor since 1990.  Consistently, a top producing Realtor, she follows in her family’s tradition of over 70 years of Marin County Realtors.  Her grandmother, Imogene Coleman, was a pioneer as well as broker/owner of Marin County Realty with 3 offices in Mill Valley in 1938.  Her father, Jim Coleman was Marin County’s first appraiser and her husband, Basil Plastiras is a Marin County trial attorney (Plastiras & Terrizzi) as well as broker/ owner of Marin County Realty having taken over from Karen’s father. 


Karen has consistently been ranked in the top 1% of all Marin County agents!  She is most experienced in handling luxury properties and luxury and International clientele.

As former West Coast Director of Negotiations and Litigation for National and International Insurance Companies (13 years), her negotiating skills are unsurpassed.  Her settlements and negotiating abilities are much sought after.
Recognized as the Realtor expert about Marin public and private schools, Karen is always currently attuned to more than just the “statistics.”  Not only has she closely involved with the Tiburon school district (PTA and Site Council), but because of her contacts throughout  Marin due to her history of growing up here, is able to stay “hands-on” with the parental satisfaction of the various schools.
As a native, with friends and family scattered about, she is not limited to expertise in only 1 or 2 cities.  Karen knows the history, background, and diversity of all the small communities.  Why is this important?  A SELLER needs his Realtor to know all the special and relative aspects about his community (including the schools) so as to best represent his home to an inquiring prospect.  When her client is a transferring or relocating BUYER, Karen is uniquely able to help them discover the community that will best suit their needs.

Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Real Estate offers the single most effective marketing program in the business for both quality and comprehensiveness. Karen works with partners Olivia Decker, Colleen Fitzpatrick and Melissa Crawford to give you unparalleled attention.  All top producing Marin and International agents, we work as a team to give you the total attention you or your property demands. Also Karen works with a full staff of lenders, mortgage brokers, title companies and a full time assistant, so there is help available whenever her clients need it.

For the past 10 years Karen has consistently been one of her company’s top producers (top 1%)
Karen’s success can be attributed to her professional background, local knowledge, understanding and meeting the needs of her clients, and her own internal commitment to provide the best service and to make the best possible deal.
Karen and her family

Our clients have said...

  • Words cannot describe the incredible service I received from Colleen and Karen. Their skills are complementary and unmatched. I was impressed with the connections they had that enabled us to make an offer on a house that was not yet on MLS, thus beating out the competition in this crazy environment. Working with the two of them was effortless and a pleasure. 
    - DMG94117

  • As a seller living in a different state from the home I was selling, I put my total confidence into Team Karen and Colleen! And they did not disappoint! Only on the market for 2 days, multiple offers, and a 12 day close--Yes, I would say the sale went pretty well and all because I had such pros handling my end of the process. They were at every showing, every inspection, and stayed in constant contact with me along the way. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone considering buying or selling a home!
    - Spitto

  • Several years ago Colleen worked with me to purchase my first house in a super competitive Marin market. Her local expertise, years of experience with the Marin real estate market process, and shrewd negotiation skills enabled me to acquire a house I loved. The house has been a wonderful investment. I've come to know Karen through Colleen and would strongly recommend this team to my friends.
    Colleen and Karen genuinely care about their clients and have their best interests at heart. They are very responsive to inquiries and questions, are extremely supportive during the process, and believe in service after the sale. They work with excellent people so the process progresses smoothly. When it is time to sell my house, I will turn to Colleen and Karen.
    - Wanderwongcl

  • We feel fortunate to have Colleen and Karen as our agents, as well as our dear friends. This dynamic duo got us into our dream home faster than we could have ever thought possible. We felt confident to make an informed decision as well as being equipped with the necessary tools and resources to make an aggressive offer. Buying a house is one of the most important, not to mention stressful, times in a person's life- we had a truly positive experience. It is no surprise that Colleen and Karen's honesty, expertise, humor, passion and drive have lead them to become one of the top producing agents out there.
    - Argavan

  • I was the Trustee for an estate and needed to sell a large family home quickly, but at maximum price. Colleen and Karen knew the market well and laid out a Marketing plan that was executed with precision and breakneck speed. Their intimate knowledge of the area and negotiation skills left us fully confident we received the maximum price. I would recommend them highly!
    - Brian Hills

  • Thank you so so much for your help with this property.  You are the best Realtor we have ever worked with.  Thank you, thank you.
    - Scott Pearson, VP AOL.com

  • Karen completely understood our requirements.  She made our time house hunting fun and enjoyable.  She did not waste a second of our time.  She handled the search and transaction professionally.  Everything was perfect!
    - Cindy and Mick McCaffrey, Google and Yahoo

  • Karen was wonderful.  She was respectful of our needs and was responsive to our concerns.  We always felt that she had our interests at heart.  (She did not waste our time.) She was professional, careful, precise, timely and hardworking.  Her enthusiasm made even the most difficult moments less trying. She’s a great realtor!
    - Suzi & Bill Hileman, Montgomery Securities

  • Anyone who chooses Karen as his or her listing agent, or to find a new home, could do no better. She could not come more highly recommended by us.
    - Anthony & Lisa Vidergauz, California Closets


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