Karen Jurkowich

    Selling the Lifestyle with Every Home.

    Karen Jurkowich is no stranger to this area, having moved to Pensacola Beach in 1987 with her husband, Mike. They now reside in Gulf Breeze and are both active members of the community. Karen obtained her real estate license in 2003, and she is a member of the Pensacola Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Rigorous training with the Floyd Wickman Team has given Karen the designation of Master Sales Professional which only 1% of top Realtors have obtained. All of this work sets her apart in her skill and professionalism as a Realtor. In addition, Karen Jurkowich holds the following designations:

    • Master Sales Professional
    • Certified Home Marketing Specialist
    • Certified Negotiations Specialist
    • Certified eMarketing Specialist

    Karen received a B.S. degree in Management Science and Law from Cal Poly University in Pomona, California, and she has worked in the fields of communications, human resources, and chemical dependency. She later went on to become the senior ranking woman out of 1,400 employees at a major defense-contractor plant.
    Not only is Karen an accomplished REALTOR®, she is also very active in the community. She truly believes it is the responsibility of all of us to be involved in the communities in which we live and work. Karen is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. State Department. She has twice served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce in 2011 and again in 2015. She was recognized for her service to the community by being named a Gulf Breeze Community Difference Maker, and in 2008 was named Volunteer of the Year by the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce. Karen also served as Chairman of the Board of directors of National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence of North Florida (NCADDNFL) for many years. In that capacity she has met with Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. to discuss parity in health care with an emphasis on doing away with the stigma of chemical dependence and mental health issues.
    In addition, she produces and directs Joy For the Beach - a holiday concert she created in 2004 to bring joy to the community she loves. She knew there were a lot of people who had suffered so much from Hurricane Ivan. In trying to figure out what she could do to ease the burden of that awful time, she came up with Joy For the Beach. This event is now sponsored by Levin Rinke Realty (title sponsor) and has become quite a popular event kicking off the holiday season! Karen has even found time to direct the church choir at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church on Pensacola Beach every Sunday since 1990.
    Karen and Mike (owner of Dreamcatcher Shuttle Service, Inc.) as members of Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council often host foreign visitors in their home. They also have been host parents to seven foreign exchange students over the years. Karen visited with their German “daughter”, Jeanet Kriegsch, recently while on a trip to Switzerland for a school reunion. Jeanet attended Gulf Breeze High School in 1991 and is a practicing physician now and resides in Zurich.

    Awards & Designations

    • Master Sales Professional
    • Certified Home Marketing Specialist
    • Certified Negotiations Specialist
    • Certified eMarketing Specialist
    • Karen is certified with the Military on the Move program with Leading RE and thoroughly enjoys working with our military personnel.

    Karen Jurkowich
    Realtor
    Levin Rinke Realty
    10 Portofino Drive
    Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
    Fax: 866-381-5916

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