A native New Yorker, Kara brings an east coast zeal to the Nashville real estate world and thrives in this fast-paced and often cutthroat market. Kara got her first taste of real estate working for her father, a real estate attorney in New York. Kara then earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and moved to Boston shortly after. While in Boston, Kara worked for a billion-dollar construction company on their luxury retail and restaurant projects. One of her projects was the Cheesecake Factory, right here in Franklin, Tennessee.
Having lived in several cities, Kara has found her forever home in Nashville. A transplant herself, there is no one who better understands the stress of relocating to a new city, and Kara finds true joy in helping transplants fall in love with Nashville and find their perfect home here.
Outside of real estate, Kara spends her time volunteering as President of the Nashville Chi Omega Alumni Chapter, and as a foster mom for a dog rescue, Critter Cavalry, here in Nashville. In addition to her own four resident rescue pups, Kara has fostered 30 homeless dogs over the course of three years.
“Professional, personable and knowledgeable from start to finish. Patricia went above and beyond. She is the best in the business and provides world-class service like no other. Our home was listed, showcased, and SOLD in a matter of weeks.“
Dr. Melodie - Nashville, TN
“Far and away the most professional, the shrewdest negotiator, and the most intelligent agent. She negotiates purely on our behalf and not just to close a deal. She is detail oriented. She investigates all problems no matter how seemingly insignificant, until she is satisfied.“
Jeffrey - Nashville, TN
“Relocating can be an emotionally draining experience, but we were put at ease from the moment we made contact with Patricia Straus. We have never worked with anyone as effective and professional as Patricia’s team.“
Mitch & Kelly - Brentwood, TN
“She was responsive, assertive and very focused on our best interests throughout the process. She was always there when we needed her and was just a pleasure to work with.“
Afshin & Laura - Nashville, TN
“Patricia Straus definitely reduced the stress of buying and selling a home. She is very professional and personable at the same time. I am the type of person who wants answers immediately. Patti was patient with me and stayed on top of everything. The marketing of my home was top notch and my home sold very quickly. I can’t thank Patti enough!“
Linda - Nashville, TN
“Patricia Straus sold our luxury home in Williamson County in record time, and in the difficult month of February. She was the consummate professional the entire time she marketed our property.“
Lynne & Chris - Franklin, TN
“Wouldn’t sell or buy another house without Patti and her team in our corner. Their knowledge of not only real estate but of construction, building codes, legal issues, negotiations and the other agents in the area make them unbeatable. Patti is tough as nails when it comes to standing up for her clients and the same time she was professional and forthcoming at every turn. Her decisions were based on integrity and trust and not playing games. Can’t say enough. Felt like we had 20 people working on our behalf the entire time … you will too.”
Bill - Franklin, TN
“Patricia helped us through the challenges with a plan for the best town and neighborhood for us. Acclimating to Nashville was a breeze with her help. She introduced us to other clients and friends of hers, and even sent us recommendations for doctors, retail stores, restaurants and kid’s activities!“
Michelle - Nashville, TN
“A thorough, direct and honest communicator and a fearless negotiator. Patricia has an excellent support team who ensure that transactions go smoothly. You will be in very good hands.“