Keller Williams Realty Gold
Kari Battaglia, PA

About Kari

Kari Battaglia is a residential Realtor in Englewood FL who works with Kathi "O" Obendorfer Group with Keller Williams Realty Gold as the Lead Buyer Specialist and is Past President of Venice Area Board of Realtors.  Kari serves her customers throughout Sarasota and Charlotte Counties, specifically  Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, West Villages of North Port,  Englewood, Rotonda West, Manasota Key, Cape Haze, Placida, Port Charlotte, South Gulf Cove, Punta Gorda, and Lakewood Ranch.

Before real estate, Kari developed a career in the stock brokerage industry focusing on wealth preservation and estate planning for over 18+ years. During that time, she earned a Series 7 License, Series 63 License, Life & Variable Annuity License and served in many positions including Operations Manager in Tampa Florida for over 5 years. It was a natural transition into the real estate business. Involved in real estate since 1994 as an investor/owner, owning over 46 properties at one point and won numerous awards over the years, including Rookie of the Year in 2009, Multi-Million Dollar Producer 2009-2017, RE/MAX 100% Club 2013-2016, and RE/MAX Palm Spirit Award 2015.

My business is built on a strong foundation of core values and purpose and I am dedicated to continuing self-improvement, positive attitudes and most importantly, family. People Are My Passion and my passion for customer service comes first with every person that walks through the door.

Designations and Awards:

Florida Real Estate Broker Licensed
Certified, Accredited Buyer's Representative, ABR®
Certified, At Home with Diversity® One America, AHWD
Coldwell Banker Certified Negotiations Specialist, CNS
Certified Residential Specialist, CRS®
Graduate REALTORS® Institute, GRI®
Short Sale & Foreclosures Resource Specialist, SFR
Seniors Real Estate Specialist, SRES
Coldwell Banker Short Sale Resolution Specialist, SSRS
Coldwell Banker ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, 2009
Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Award, 2011
Multi Million Dollar Producer 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 Women's Council of REALTORS®
RE/MAX 100% Club Award 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
RE/MAX Alliance Group Spirit Award 2015
PRESIDENT, Venice Area Board of REALTORS® 2017
Chair, Political Affairs Committee, VABR 2018
Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, VABR 2016
Member, Data Services Committee, VABR 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Member, Realtor Party Action Committee RPAC, VABR 2016, 2017, 2018
Member, Finance Committee, VABR 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Member, Professional Development Committee, VABR 2012, 2013, 2016
Member, Grievance Committee, VABR 2013-2015
Chair, Green Committee VABR 2011-2013
Member, The Founders Club VABR
Member, Florida Association of REALTORS®, FAR
Member, National Association of REALTORS®, NAR
Earned Series 7, Series 63, Florida Life & Variable Annuity Licenses

What my clients are saying  

Being new to Florida, we had no idea where to start......Kari was fantastic in helping us find our home, she made sure to show us the homes that had the features we were most interested in, while keeping it in our budget! From start to finish she was always a text or call away; promptly responding to any question we had. Great experience throughout! Definitely recommend


~ Ashley & David D.

Kari became known to us through her website & speaking directly with her convinced my husband and me that she would be the perfect Real Estate Broker for us. Kari was presented with the task of working with us from “out of state”, & with specific guidelines of what we were looking for. Our knowledge of Venice from previously living there; helped us pick the areas we wanted to look in, but to find just that “perfect house” could be a challenge...long hours of searching, daily updates, her honesty & integrity throughout the whole process & her most valuable knowledge in all phases of real estate was so impressive and paid off in the end. Kari went the “extra mile” with helping us in many areas that she wasn’t responsible for, in order to make our dream come true...she is the type of person I would be proud to also call a friend.


~ Judi & Dan C.

Kari was excellent in helping us close the purchase of our new home. Our real estate purchase took a long time to complete & there was a number of problems to sort out, but Kari dealt with all the issues in a quick & professional manner. We would definitely have her look after any of our future real estate transactions.


~ KPSpecht

Kari is as honest and hard working as they come. She made a very difficult process seem as smooth as silk. If you are looking to buy or sell a house in the greater Sarasota area you would be doing yourself an injustice to use anyone else!


~ BrokerByFord

Kari is a remarkable real estate agent. She worked with us on a short sale and never gave up, even when the market was at its worst. She is professional and extremely knowledgable of the area. I have recommeded her to family and friends and will continue to do so.


~ JulieGionfriddoFortune

Kari was terrific in all respects! My particular transaction took quite a while (no fault of hers) and she was patient, diligent and thorough. Ultimately, she "got it done" and I doubt that many other agents would have kept their commitment to me in the same way that Kari did.


~ sjhofmann

Kari is an agent that will go above and beyond..she did just that for us and our sale! She was everything you look for in an agent,a good communicator, great negotiator and very knowledgeable about our current market and the SW Florida area! She always had a calm way of dealing with even the most stressful of situations (even with a difficult buyer)! She always made us feel like she was on our side thru it all! She kept us informed thru out the entire sale process. Whether it was thru email,texts, or a phone call, we always knew what was happening. We were thankful to have such an amazing agent and have recommended her to others already!


~ Beth James

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