Judy Karam

Broker Associate & Top Producer
Excellence is never an accident.
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  • English, French, Vietnamese


  • Broker, Top Agent Network


  • Developments, Investment Properties, Residential Sales

I am:

  • I’ve always enjoyed hard work and being goal oriented. I can think of no other career that allows you such flexibility, while offering long term rewards.

Proudest Moment:

  • My proudest moment was when our only son graduated from college. Shortly I'm going to trump that honor when his receives his MBA!

Favorite Neighborhood:

  • It's difficult to pick just one favorite neighborhoodsince each have unique characteristics that appeal to me. I LOVE my city!


  • Excellence is never an accident.

If there’s one philosophy Judy lives by, it’s that home is a celebration of life. This sentiment is at the heart of each transaction she undertakes for her clients, and it’s what inspires her match of each homeowner with the property of their dreams.

The relationships she creates spans generations. She listens closely to their wishes, keeps their best interests at the forefront of negotiations and gives every aspect of the home buying and selling process undivided, personal attention—simply because she loves what she does. Savvy, honest, thorough and her tremendous ability to think outside the box are her hallmark traits. Judy’s stellar reputation amongst her peers and the brokerage community at large, gives clients an edge in every transaction. Her consistent high level of service always exceeds ones expectations.

Having nearly 20 years of sales and marketing experience, both in real estate and Fortune 100 companies, she brings a wealth of knowledge to complement her diverse clientele. She specializes in high-end homes, condominiums, multi-unit income properties and project developments in the best neighborhoods of San Francisco. Currently living in Corona Heights, her other areas of specialty includes: Financial District/North Waterfront, Pacific Heights, Marina, Cow Hollow, Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, Sea Cliff and Noe Valley.

Growing up in Idaho laid the foundation for her extraordinary work ethic.  Her family lived abroad for a number of years before settling in San Francisco in 1980.  She attended Cathedral High School, then on to San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley.  She believes it's ones responsibility to leave the world a better place, so giving back is the cornerstone of her personal philosophy. She supports a number of causes and organizations close to her heart;   American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Wounded Warriors and a regular fundraiser for the local YMCA and GLAAD.  Spending time with family and friends is her favorite pass time.  A self-described Francophile, her other hobbies include; traveling, tennis, movies, horseback riding, reading, fine wine and dining, and of course, any kind of pampering!

Dear Mr. Congi, It is much gratitude that I would like to bring to your attention the outstanding work of Judy Karam. It is rare to find somebody who is so understanding and unselfish in today's real estate market. I felt very well represented, advised, and taken care of. Judy has not only far exceeded my expectations but has changed the way I think about your profession in general. She works extremely hard and goes to great lengths to ensure that every detail at every stage of the transaction is to her high standards.

– Greg S., Anesthesiologist

Dear Judy, Although I've bought and sold a number of homes, here in the bay area and other states, you are unquestionably by far the best I've ever encountered. Our chance meeting was precipitated by my need for a rental and your thoroughness and integrity in dealing with that property on behalf of your client left an indelible impression on me. When time came for me to consider buying, you were the ONLY choice to accomplish that mission.

– Ralph Goldsticker Managing Director of R&D for a G

Judy, I could not have found a more perfect agent than you! Your expertise, guidance and management of the entire sales process from beginning to end have been exemplary and stellar. Whereas others promised, you delivered!

– Darlene Fung, Oakland

Dear Mr. Congi, Quite honestly we chose McGuire Real Estate over other firms because of one person, Judy Karam. In any business dealing, we have never seen anyone as truly competent and professional as Judy. In a world where one rarely finds human decency and warmth in business, Judy supplied both. My husband and I found it easy to place our entire trust in her.

– Randy & Brooks Sautner Retiree, RN

Dear Judy, Until I was lucky enough to work with you, I believed the old saying about three rules for buying good property - location, location, location. Now, I realize there is a fourth requirement: working with a great Realtor! You are an outstanding professional! Anytime I became distracted from my focus, you gently brought me back by asking perceptive questions and showing me additional properties that fit my goals. Even though my busy professional schedule drastically cut into the amount of time I could spend looking at properties, you found me the perfect home in only four short weeks.

– W. Wong, M.D. Chicago

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