Karen Lilly

REALTOR®, Seniors Real Estate Specialist®
Accredited Buyers Representative

Ranked in the Top 2.49% of real estate professionals on Cape Cod for 2023

It is amazing to think I have lived on Cape Cod for 40 years. I feel like a native, but according to local lore, I am technically a wash-a-shore. The earlier years of my adult life were spent owning and managing restaurants and yacht clubs. It is through these years in hospitality that I learned the value of listening carefully to a client, which made the transition to real estate natural – the same skills are required, but real estate isn’t perishable. It just keeps getting more valuable.

Having raised three children on the Cape, two of them have returned as adults to live and raise families here. With years of volunteering in local organizations and serving on three boards, I have a deep knowledge of Cape Cod and I have developed a vast social network – from artists, to tradespeople, to mechanics, to local attorneys. I can honestly say real estate is the MOST fun career I have ever enjoyed. Daily, I have the opportunity to meet very interesting people with diverse needs. Quickly, these clients become acquaintances and ultimately friends.

My free time is spent sailing, classes in yoga, pilates, evenings of book club with friends, art classes – and, of course, time spent with the grandkids is always guaranteed fun!

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  • Karen was simply Great! Karen is very knowledgeable about the area and the neighborhood. Everywhere we go on the Cape, she has either sold a property or knows the current owner as she has assisted them as well. She is very friendly and has a warm personality. She would give you her honest opinion. She even offered to look after our home while we were on vacation. Karen was also very quick to respond by either email, text or call. We are extremely happy to have had the chance to work with Karen. No wonder she was highly recommended by my husband’s friends.

    Veronica F.

    Buyer, Investment Property in East Falmouth
  • This was my third transaction with Karen and Property Cape Cod. Karen and the company go above and beyond every single time. The process is made so seamless by Karen’s efforts in negotiations and making clear the offers and counters etc. I feel so comfortable and confident with Karen and Property Cape Cod involved in all real estate transactions..so much so they now handle my home as a rental listing also! Cannot recommend them highly enough.

    Catherine F.

    Seller, Single Family Home in South Yarmouth
  • Karen Lilly has to be the most patient realtor ever, showing us over 30 homes all over the Cape! Karen is a great communicator. She made us feel like we were a part of her family. She really knows the ins and outs of her job, a true professional!

    Jim & Nadine R.

    Buyers, Single Family Home in Orleans
  • Being from Texas and deciding to buy a summer home on the Cape was a big step for us. We knew what we were looking for in an agent but after speaking to a handful we were surprised at how challenging obvious and simple market related questions were until we spoke to Karen. The first question she asked was why Cape Cod and what we knew about the market. Bingo, we found our agent. She is extremely professional, organized and prepared, generous with her time, expressive and forth coming, not afraid to share countervailing thoughts and her energy level is off the charts! When working with her the cell phone is turned off and she gets down to business. We have purchased two homes on the Cape with Karen and most likely won’t be the last. There are hundreds of brokers on the Cape, we found a partner in Karen!

    Greg & Liz J.

    Buyers, Custom-Built Home with Views overlooking Scargo Lake in Dennis
  • Karen is the best realtor on Cape. She is proactive and actively listens to her clients needs at all times. She is communicative and makes the typically stressful process of buying a house a fun adventure. We feel so fortunate to have worked with Karen!!!

    Diane S.

    Buyer, Single Family Home in Centerville
  • Karen Lilly provides great service and has tremendous knowledge about the real estate market.

    Lucinda H.

    Advertising Sales Representative, The Barnstable Patriot
  • Karen knows the market and how to prepare an effective offer in a competitive market situation. She dove right in and helped us find something in less than 30 days!

    Donna A.

    Buyers, Single Family Home in West Yarmouth
  • Karen did a great job searching and purchasing the property. She helped us to find the property, negotiated on our behalf, lowered the price and helped us throughout the entire process. We couldn’t be happier with her and will definitely recommend her to friends and family members!

    Tigran G.

    Buyer, Investment Property in South Yarmouth
  • Karen was the listing agent in an investment house, owned by my parents, that was successfully sold in the fall of 2012. I would highly recommend her, particularly in a situation where extra care is required. She continually went above and beyond performing tasks and problem solving that were arguably beyond the scope of her obligation. She was excellent!

    Cara W.

    Seller, Single Family Home in South Yarmouth
  • We saw a house on the internet and contacted a realtor to set up a showing along with any other homes that they thought would be interesting. We are so fortunate that the realtor was Karen Lilly. We only had a weekend to do our search and she did an outstanding job of scheduling a variety of showings for us. She helped us assess all the choices and made the whole process of purchasing a home seamless – and with a great sense of humor. She didn’t just go the extra mile, she went the extra 100 miles.

    Sue C.

    Buyer & Seller, Single Family Home in Hyannis
  • Karen was tremendous for us from beginning to end of the home buying process. She was always available when we needed her and her response time was very fast. She went above and beyond in providing assistance, keeping an eye on a property for us for over a month. She helped us find exactly the home we wanted and we couldn’t be happier!

    Patrick & Wendy B.

    Buyers, Single Family Home in Hyannis
  • Karen Lilly of Property Cape Cod has been incredibly instrumental in the sale of two properties! Her competitive marketing skills are unsurpassed and with her help we were able to receive top dollar for our properties! Yes, this is a seller’s market but it is very rare that you find an agent with local knowledge and compassion as we have found with Karen Lilly. We highly recommend Property Cape Cod Real Estate.

    Antonio & Elizabeth C.

    Seller, Luxury Pondfront Home in West Yarmouth & Buyer, Condominium in Yarmouth Port
  • Caring, Informed and Smart! I have worked with Karen now on several real estate adventures. She has always offered me insight and strongly urged me/us to consider options and taken the care and time to show us all the options, so we were aware of the market offerings. She knows the Cape – inside and out. You won’t find anyone more knowledgeable and thorough than Karen. I’d venture a guess that she will also become your friend though the process!

    Catherine F.

    Investment Property Buyer – West Barnstable and South Yarmouth
  • Everything was perfect. Karen was open and knowledgeable and I couldn’t be happier. I was having a lot of trouble with the properties down the Cape and had a lot of negative experiences. I met with her on a whim one day and she picked out a few places to see and the second one was a hit, then and there. There was another offer on the table and we were able to compete with it and won the house. I am now on my second week in the home and that’s what it is, it is a home. She even went the extra step with her husband to help fix one of the improvement items on my list and it couldn’t be better. Thank you, Karen!

    Scott H.

    Buyer, Single Family Home in West Yarmouth
  • Karen is the most patient and hard working realtor, she never stops and always takes your call and questions and goes right to work researching. She puts her client’s needs in front of her own. Additionally she is a great negotiator and finds great buys! Highly recommended.

    Jake D.

    Investment Property Buyer & Seller
  • Karen you are an amazing realtor, proactive, caring and insightful. Thank you for the time you shared with my family and me helping us get ready for a sale. Great ladies – Thank you Dawn and Karen.

    Leslie K.

    Seller, Single Family Home in Plymouth
  • I cannot express in this review how happy we were to have Karen Lilly help us purchase our dream home on the Cape. From our first interactions with her, she had a very easy going, no pressure approach. She initially offered to show us other properties that may suit our needs, but then she quickly realized we had already fallen in love with this house. She helped us at every stage of the process, negotiating what we needed her to, and giving us any information we asked for. She went above and beyond by assisting us with other items related to the purchase, such as obtaining information about the dock situation, getting us all the contacts for the utilities, and nudging the lender along. We completely trusted her opinions and guidance. She really listened to us, and she was in tune with our needs from the very beginning. We highly recommend her.

    Noelle and Tom S.

    Buyers, Single Family Home with Deeded rights to Grand Cove, West Dennis
  • Karen Lilly is absolutely wonderful to work with. My husband and I have been working with Karen for the past three-four years. It’s a collaborative effort when we work. She hears what we’re both looking for and what we’re not saying and goes after it for us. If it’s not available at the time, she continues to monitor the location for something we may be interested in. If I see something out there we run it by Karen and she’s off knocking on doors, writing letters or calling up and finding out all she can about the location. She’s the hardest working realtor that we’ve been so lucky to work with. Even though she is working with many clients, we’re always made to feel like we’re the only ones.

    Joan B.

    Buyer & Seller, Single Family Home in South Yarmouth
  • Karen is efficient and quick to respond to emails and calls. She took care of selling my house so that I had little to do. She is also pleasant and friendly. I am happy to recommend Karen.

    Beverly L.

    Seller, Single Family Home in Dennis Port
  • I worked with Karen Lilly back in 2009. She is one of the best! She knew exactly what we wanted and got us our vacation home within a couple months! She is a great realtor with passion and integrity. I would def work with her again and recommend her to all my friends/family.

    Grace G.

    Buyer, Single Family Home in West Yarmouth
  • I loved working with Karen. The two most important things I look for when I work with anyone are trust and respect. Emotions sometimes can overcome us during the home purchase process and make us act impulsively. Karen was honest with me from Day 1, giving me insight and opinions that I needed to hear, even when I didn’t want to, regarding homes that I looked at. For that she earned my trust. Karen was very respectful of my time, as well, and was always responsive. I’d work with her again.

    Robert T. & Christopher R.

    Buyers, Single Family Home in Chatham
  • Karen is amazing. I have known her personally and professionally for many years. She has been helpful in several of my real estate transactions. Her wisdom, experience, kindness, and attention to detail are her greatest attributes.

    Ellen C.

    Seller, Single Family Home in Hyannis
  • We found a few homes on the internet. We contacted Karen, as she was the listing agent on one of the homes. It was very lucky for us. She took us around to the homes we were interested in. She was very knowledgeable and honest. We did not hesitate to put in an offer on the first day. She was with us every step of the way, and was very good at negotiating a fair deal for us. This summer will be our first full summer enjoying our home, and after a few more updates, we should be ready to enjoy the summer.

    Carol P.

    Buyers, Single Family Home in West Yarmouth
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A note from the broker

Did you notice the same last name? Yes, we are related. Karen is my mother, but when it comes to real estate she is a top performing REALTOR on Cape Cod. We are able to keep business separate from our mother/daughter relationship, and that has worked out better than I could have imagined.

While we have different styles and personalities, we have grown to respect our differences and learn from each other as we help our clients achieve their real estate goals. It is a dream come true to have her by my side helping to continually grow our great company.

– Tia Lilly Broker / Owner – Property Cape Cod