Karen Wohlleben

Karen Wohlleben


(612) 669-4060

I fell in love with St. Paul (and Minneapolis) when I moved north from Iowa to attend Macalester College.  I love exploring many of the neighborhoods and cities throughout the Twin Cities metro area as well as the rural communities of Greater Minnesota. While I have lived in several states in my life, St. Paul is home.


I graduated from Macalester, received a Master of Arts from the University of Iowa, and have taken coursework at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Prior to my real estate career, I worked for major non-profits like the American Red Cross and AFS-USA, as well as for Fortune 500 companies like Rockwell Collins and MCI Worldcom.


I love spending time with my children and grandchild (world’s cutest, of course). When I’m not working to find you the perfect home, you can find me tracking down suburban garage sales, reading newspapers in local coffeeshops or hiking through urban neighborhoods. I try to take advantage of all the cities have to offer, from local restaurants to outdoor concerts, brewpubs to bicycling. I love to ski but can’t seem to snowboard.


My philosophy guides my personal life as well as my professional interests: believing in kind strangers, strong neighborhoods, the power of a smile, the grace of forgiveness, and the importance of living a life of integrity and humor.

Business Philosophy

Ready to buy your first home? Move up? Move down? Move sideways?


I am here to help you find your next home. Whether you want to focus on a specific neighborhood in St. Paul or Minneapolis, or you want to consider other communities in the metro area, together we can find the right place for you. While I can help you with all of your real estate needs, I specialize in working with first-time buyers. Let’s set up a time to talk through the steps in buying a home.


Now is the right time to make the move to your new home!

Areas of Expertise

How can I help you?


Buyers – I can put together an automated search of all MLS listings (most homes listed for sale in Minnesota). You will get an email alerting you when a home matching your criteria becomes available. If you’re interested in a specific home, I’ll get you the information you need or set up a showing. Contact me to set up an appointment to talk through your needs.


Sellers – Let me help you with a market analysis of your home. We can talk through the steps needed to put your home on the market and how to price it so it sells! We can also talk through marketing and staging plans. If you think you might be interested in selling this spring or summer, now is a great time to get the information you need.


First-time buyers – Contact me about how to learn more about home ownership and if it’s right for you. I can connect you to community and government resources to help you decide on your next step. There are some great programs (and great homes) out there. Let’s explore the possibilities!

Communities I Serve

While I serve the entire 13 county twin cities metropolitan area, much of my work is in the neighborhoods of St. Paul and Minneapolis.


Not in Minnesota?  I can help you find the right agent wherever you are! Please let me know if I can help you with a referral or advice on relocation.

Affiliations & Accreditations

Licensed Sales Agent – State of MN
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Minneapolis Area Realtors (MAR)