Karli Pikala

Karli Pikala


(612) 202-9716
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Karli values transparency, honesty and dedication. She knows that having an honest and hard working agent on your side from before your first showing or listing your property, until after exchanging keys at the closing table is essential to smooth and seamless transactions.  Karli is also a “people-person”.  She takes pride in getting to know her clients and their goals, and helping them navigate the ins and outs of buying and selling Real Estate. These traits paired with her research and market knowledge are what have proven to aide in successful transactions. On top of all of this, she gets the perk of looking at all sorts of different homes regularly, which is something she never gets sick of!


Karli has the unique position of working as both the Office Manager and a Realtor at Verve Realty.  Holding both positions serves as an enormous benefit to her clients, as she truly knows all aspects of the process and has a strong eye for detail – so no “t” will go uncrossed!  Karli has focused most of her business in Northeast Minneapolis, where she recently bought her own home, but enjoys working in all neighborhoods of her hometown of Minneapolis.

Services Offered

Home Listing | Buyer Representation | Relocation Services

Specialty Areas

Karli loves working with first time homebuyers in her neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis, but enjoys helping clients in all aspects of Real Estate and neighborhoods of Minneapolis and surrounding areas.

Education & Training

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

Old Home Certified™ – a program by Rethos

University of Minnesota – Bachelors in Spanish Studies | Minor in Teaching English as a Second Language

Hobbies & Interests

Karli’s life is rooted in friends and family, tradition and routine. She has family dinners with her extended family every Monday night, softball on Wednesday nights and usually a bonfire or night of karaoke with friends on the weekend. She loves cooking and entertaining, being active, and traveling. Karli and her husband even took a 5 month long honeymoon to South America to use her Spanish and see the world!


“I honestly cannot imagine a better house hunting experience than working with Karli at Verve Realty. She is extremely professional and personable, and genuinely sought to help us find the home of our dreams. As first time buyers, my husband and I may have admittedly been a little too excited about every house! But Karli kept us grounded with her honesty about the quality of homes we looked at, letting us know when she thought we could do better and showing us comparable homes in the area we were interested in. She also helped us navigate the purchasing process, warning us when we may have foolishly offered too much for too little in the impossible Minneapolis market. She could really read our reactions and tastes to find a perfect fit. In the end, she found us a house we absolutely love which we would have totally overlooked!”

– Chelsey

“Before my first meeting with Karli, the task of finding and buying my first home felt daunting. That feeling quickly went away as Karli helped me through each step of the process. Karli made buying a house straightforward and enjoyable. Karli had suggested I look at a house that based on the listing, I had overlooked. It ended up being “the one!” I am fortunate to have chosen her as my realtor! I won’t hesitate to recommend Karli to anyone in need. Thank you, Karli”

– Mary Jo

“We purchased our first house with Karli and she helped us with the unfamiliar process. She was quick to respond to our requests and was really flexible when it came to working with our schedules. When we had trouble getting quotes for homeowner’s insurance, she went above and beyond and was able to find us a new insurance agent who helped us immediately.”

– Nina & Peter

“We used Karli as our realtor when we were looking to buy our first house.  We were completely clueless about the whole process when we first started, she was with us every step of the way to give advice and help us understand what was going on.  We were searching during a very tight housing market and most of the time had to be able to schedule showings the same day they were listed, Karli was very flexible and responded quickly to all of our requests.  She also gave us a great recommendation for a Mortgage Consultant.  We happily recommend her to anyone we know that is house hunting!”

– Anna & Brandon

“Karli was wonderful to work with! She helped us both buy our new home and sell our old place. She was there for us at every step of the process, and she helped us get a very fair price on our new home despite several other bids. She also had our old place sold in a matter of a weekend with a strong offer (especially considering we needed to sell fast to move to the next place). We were very happy with everything and thankful to have Karli in our corner to make a stressful process go very smoothly!”

– Jason & Sarah

“We were extremely happy with the service provided by Karli at Verve Realty. This was our first home purchase and we naturally had a deluge of questions, but Karli was able to keep us in the know at all times. They also had a great network of lenders that they put us in touch with, ultimately getting us a lower interest rate and a smoother process. Highly recommended!”

– Dan & Gretchen

“Karli was an absolute joy to work with as first time homebuyers. She really listened to what we were looking for in a home and was very thorough in each step of the buying process. We are so happy we went with Verve realty and Karli as our agent and would highly recommend their services!”

– Courtney & Chris

“We worked with Karli and were extremely happy with the whole experience. She was great! I really appreciated that she always had time for us and answered all of our naïve questions, professionally. She also brought us back to reality when we started fantasizing about fixer-uppers or going way over our budget. We must have seen ~25 houses before finding a terrific home. It was one we would have overlooked based on the photos and description, except she had a real understanding of what we wanted and pushed us to see it. Karli even suggested bidding under the asking price for this place – which felt a little risky – but she was totally right! Karli is the best!”

– Scott

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