Karen Upward


I was fortunate to move to Wingham in 1990 and have found the township and Manning Valley the most perfect environment to raise my children whilst enjoying a safe, relaxed lifestyle. I also found the local residents living up to every bit of the town motto; Wingham - The Friendly Town.

Having worked in numerous customer service industries, renovating homes and being a real people person I naturally progressed to the real estate industry. In doing this, I only had one regret, that I didn't find this industry earlier. I pride myself on listening to clients needs and requirements and providing a professional and friendly service, treating others how I would like to be treated. I am honest and trustworthy and have formed many friendships and have built up a strong and loyal clientele base (affectionately referred to by me as my Repeat Offenders!)

My aim is to make the selling and buying process as easy as possible and relieve a somewhat stressful time which often can be associated with moving.

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I want to express my absolute pleasure with real estate agent Karen Upward who represented me in my recent purchase in Wingham. This is my third purchase of a property and never have I had such a pleasurable experience. Karen kindly guided me through the entire process from searching for houses to making the offer and closing the deal. Karen is savvy, personable and knows the market inside & out. I looked at many houses in the area and was guided by lots of different real estate agents. No other agent was able to guide me through as professionally, understanding of my needs, thorough and as stress-free as Karen. I am finally living in my dream home and I wouldn't have been able to find it without Karen.

K Sherwood

In the course of my husband's working life, we have had many moves throughout the state of New South Wales. And nowhere have we found anyone as professional, but at the same time frienly and approachable as Karen from LJ Hooker Wingham. We have just sold out house and downsized to a unit and Karen has been with us all the way. From our first meeting, when she explained the process to us, to settlement day where everything went smoothly, she was there. Karen kept us completely us to date with personal visits, phone calls and paperwork. To top it off, she present us with a wonderful photographic display of our old home (I almost wanted to buy it back!). We would certainly recommend Karen and LJ Hooker Wingham to any prospective buyers or sellers.

T & B Baker

I have just purchased a property in Wingham and found Karen Upward, the selling agent, a very easy person to deal with. She was friendly and I was impressed that she was on good terms with both present property owners and past buyers. She was very knowledgeable about the Wingham property market and understood exactly what I was looking for. I am interested in buying more property in the area and will definitely go to Karen again.

C Dearing

This is to verify my sincere approval and gratitude of LJ Hooker Wingham's handling of my purchase. Your delightful Karen Upward handled the vendors last minute problems and complications with skill and assurance. Her calm and reassuring council, total commitment and total availability kept me sane and in the house on the original settlement date. Believe me, I did put her to the test. So thank you LJ Hooker Wingham and especially Karen, for guiding me through the sale process so positively, honestly, with more help than I ever expected.

M Fitzsimmons

Karen Upward is excellent at her job, she is very friendly and polite and sold our house very quickly. I would recommend Karen to anyone wanting to sell or buy a house. She is very professional and always ready to help in any way she can.

C Lewthwaite & S Kelly

I met Karen in the course of finding a new home out of Sydney. I found Karen to be at all times friendly, very helpful and prepared to go the extra mile for me to find the right property. Over the course of time, Karen and I formed a great working relationship and I respected her experience in ascertaining what type of property I was looking for. I would not hesitate to recommend Karen to anyone wanting to find a new property to buy or someone wanting to sell thier home. Karen delivers on all aspects of real estate to make the process less stressful. Karen's after-sales follow up is also very helpful. She smoothed the way in many respects to a happy conclusion in the little things that need to be addressed. I do not think anyone could find a more dedicated agent than Karen Upward.


We purchased the property 5 years ago for my aging Mum. She has then since passed away and I contacted Karen Upward to sell the property. Karen is exceptionable in her performance as a Sales Agent for LJ Hooker Wingham, so much so she had a buyer within four weeks. Excellent results overall for the buyer and the seller. Thank you Karen.

A Lee & T Mansfield

Karen did everything necessary to achieve our sale at a good price; and also helped us achieve a quick settlement. Any contact with Karen from the buyer's first offer up until settlement was helpful and reassuring, at what can be quite an anxious time. Karen fits the role of a real estate agent perfectly; she is always warm & friendly, and happy to chat. Karen seems to have achieved the perfect mix of friendliness and professionalism. We will have no hesitation approaching Karen in the future, when looking to buy or sell our property in this area. We really appreciate the good relationship we have with her.

E Spence & D Duval

Karen understood what it is like, living on a property in central NSW, difficulties with communication, mail and getting into town. She also made me feel confident that I could leave the details of how the property was marketed to her and yet she readily agreed to raise the price slightly to give me the net value I was looking for. I was especially grateful that Karen helped to organise someone to do the conveyancing when the lawyer I had suggested failed to deliver on time. She always kept me well informed with what was going on. I felt that Karen treated my sale as an unique situation, while bringing to bear all professional and personal qualities.

C Andrews

To move to a new place is often a traumatic experience especially for octogenarians like us. Considering the difficulties in a volatile market where offer and demand rules more than anywhere else, we cannot complain about the outcome. You did a good job Karen. In German they say "Ende gut, alles gut". I suppose that it can be translated by All is well that ends well.

R Van Der Zypen