Sheri was raised by a family who believed work and family were one in the same. The only time Sheri can remember her grandmother closing the family owned neighborhood grocery store was for her cousin’s bar mitzvahs. Sheri’s career is based on the work ethics, drive and optimum service that her grandmother possessed. So it isn’t surprising that when Sheri graduated from The American University in Washington D.C., she has earned three degrees: a B.A. in Behavioral Science, Art and Education. “And,” Sheri explains, “I have used all three of my degrees in my real estate career!” Part of Sheri’s reasoning behind becoming a real estate agent was her love for the Conejo Valley. When Sheri’s youngest started school, Sheri was ready to go back to work and real estate seemed like a natural progression. Sheri got her real estate license in 1987 and started work on her son’s first day of school. In her first year of real estate, Sheri was awarded for her production and has been rewarded as a Top Producer every year since. In 2007, she was awarded Agent of the Year for 2006 and this award was extremely important because it was voted on by her peers. Sheri’s expertise and knowledge of the marketplace is extensive. Sheri believes that product knowledge, knowing and understanding real estate is extremely important. An experienced agent knows the contract inside and out; an experienced agent will have already tried and “tested” the different ways things may occur and come up with solutions; an experienced agent will know how to get it done. Sheri is that experienced agent. In Sheri’s spare time, she paints portraits and figures in oil. To give back to her community many years ago she volunteered her home as a polling place for her precinct. She is also involved in the schools and Temples.
Jared Karp is an estate agent at Sotheby’s International Realty and a key team member of the Karp Group. Growing up in a real estate family, selling houses comes second nature to Jared. Raised in the Conejo Valley, he knows the areas like the back of his hand. He has the experience, the know-how and the drive to get things done right.
The Karp Group has been functioning in the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas for more than 26 years. Bringing his talents and skills to the team has helped make The Karp Group one of the strongest and most successful real estate teams in the Conejo Valley. Jared knows how to market a home and get it sold. He is tech savvy and proficient in online marketing. He works closely with many lenders and surrounds himself with business professionals as well as a strong network of friends and family.
Jared has seen from a young age the importance of providing the personal attention needed by his buyers and sellers. His aggressive, yet ethical way of doing business gives his client’s confidence that he is always working in their best interest. Having great people skills, Jared loves the social aspect of the business and enjoys meeting families and seeing their happiness when they purchase a new home — which is why he loves his job.
Melissa is a licensed agent who joined The Karp Group in 2003. However, she has been living the business through her mom most of her life. The words escrow, mortgage, pending and contingency have been in her vocabulary since she was 12 years old. Melissa has been comparing homes and giving her advice on marketing since that age.
Melissa is vibrant and dynamic and brings a lot of energy to the team. She is full of ideas for finding homes, advertising and helping clients decorate their homes on a budget. Melissa has worked mainly with young families, since she falls into the group herself. She has been married to Matt Horowitz since 2002, and they have two young children, Gavin and Logan. Both boys attend school in the Las Virgenes Unified School district.
Melissa moved back to this area after living in Maryland for a few years. Melissa is helpful to her clients by helping them choose schools (there are many different school options to choose from, even just in the Oak Park and Las Virgenes Unified School Districts), temples, churches, activities and neighborhoods that will fit their family and children.