Karen Alford Brooks

Karen Alford Brooks

REALTOR®Licensed in MD

Karen Alford Brooks

REALTOR®Licensed in MD

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Karen Alford Brooks

REALTOR® Licensed in MD

About Karen


Karen entered the real estate profession in 1983 after receiving her Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.  In her first year, she received the top “Rookie of the Year” award from Southern Maryland Association of Realtors. In 2003, Karen teamed up with Lucy Barbour and the Brooks and Barbour Team was established. As a team, they offer the “Dynamic Power of Two” and provide clients with knowledge, expertise and results. In 2005, the Brooks and Barbour Team achieved the highest award within CENTURY 21, the Grand CENTURION.


  • Graduated from St. Mary’s College of MD, 1982

Education in the real estate field includes the following:

  • Real Estate Course, 1982
  • Brokerage Essential Skills Training, 1985 (O’Brien Realty)
  • Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Numerous Real Estate Classes and Seminars

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Karen’s professional associations and accomplishments include the following:

  • National Association of REALTORS, NAR
  • Southern Maryland Association of REALTORS, SMAR
  • Towne and Country Real Estate 1983-85
  • Rookie of the Year, SMAR, 1983
  • O’Brien Realty, 1985-87
  • Top Company Producer, O’Brien Realty, 1987
  • RE/MAX 100, 1987-92
  • 100% Club, RE/MAX 100, 1989
  • Gold Award, SMAR, 2001
  • CENTURY 21, 1992-present
  • CENTURY 21 Centurion Award, 1995-2001, 2004, 2008-09, 2011-13,2015
  • CENTURY 21 Double Centurion Award, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
  • CENTURY 21 New Millennium Team Spirit Award, 2003
  • CENTURY 21 Grand Centurion Award, 2005
  • CENTURY 21 Quality Service Award, 2013
  • CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Award, 2014-15
  • CENTURY 21 President’s Award, 2014-15
  • Diamond Award, SMAR, 2006, 2011-15
  • Diamond Rental Award, SMAR, 2012-15
  • CENTURY 21 New Millennium No. 1 C21 Firm in the World, 2012-15


Karen has lived in St Mary’s County her entire life. Her experience and excellent problem-solving skills make her indispensable in all real estate transactions. Her skills range from property management to commercial and include land, residential, multifamily, investment property to retirement sales. Karen strives to excel at all tasks she undertakes.

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  • Luxury Home Specialist CENTURY 21

  • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute NAR

  • Certified Residential Specialist RRC



  • Top 25 CENTURY 21 Agent in Maryland 2022
  • Masters Emerald Producer 2022


Karen Alford-Brooks is the best! An amazing person, always friendly and professional. My husband and I have worked with her multiple times and she has always had our best interest as her priority. She knows the southern Maryland region well and takes pride in the community. Karen took care of every detail and made it super easy on us. She knew what we needed/wanted in the sale of our rental property and made it happen! Trustworthy and dependable, this shows in all her work. Without a doubt one of the best realtors!
Review by
Brian & Laura Gillingham - Chaptico, MD
Karen is a professional in every respect of the word. Her reputation, work ethic, and knowledge of the real estate busin ess ensured us we would get our house sold. We couldn't be more satisfied with the job Karen did getting our house sold.
Review by
Dave & Teresa Musser, Clayton, NC
She does a great job- highly recommend her! She is a friend. Have known her for years. Trusted her. Knew she would do a good job. She was responsive to my calls and did a great job.
Review by
Mary Copado, Leonardtown, MD
Karen was great to work with and gets the job done. She assisted us with every aspect of the process and provided expert insight and advice. Thanks to Karen, we got a great deal on our dream waterfront property in Southern Maryland. We can't imagine working with anyone else in the area ever again and highly recommend her service to anyone looking for home in the area.
Review by
Jack S. Lusby, MD
Karen Alford-Brooks was highly recommended to us...I had seen her name on advertisements, other than that I did not know anything about her. Karen responded to any communication in a timely manner. Karen listened to us, and was easy to talk with. I liked the way she texted to say call her at our convenience or that she had send an email when she needed to talk to us.
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KKing Hollywood MD
I would use Karen again and again to sell my houses as she has done over the years. She doesn't surgar coat anything an d just says exactly what needs to be done and recommnds the people to call to get it done if needed. If you disagree with what she says, she just sais, "OK." and moves on. She wants to get it sold as much as you do, and she knows how to do that. She could have offered to climb up and change a 25 foot dryer vent line cause she is so much smaller than I am, but I wouldn't let her even if she asked. She was perfect. I appricate her support and attitude even when I was a basket case.
Review by
Paul Hein, formerly Clements, MD
Karen Alford-Brooks has sold two homes for us. Both transactions went smoothly and without any drama. Living out of stat e, this was especially important to us. We appreciate her knowledge and ability to deal with all the little issues that come up in a real estate transaction. Thanks Karen!
Review by
Terry Hendricks, Florida
Hire Karen!
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Linda Jeffers, Lexington Park
Karen ROCKS! Knows me and understands my plan!! Always on top of things and communicates with me!
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Mitch, Florida
I selected Karen based on her professional reputation and knowledge of our area. Karen kept me informed throughout the process. She was quick to respond to my questions and offered expert advice. Karen has a deep knowledge and understanding of St. Mary's County. She knows real estate. She keeps appraised of the market trends. She is professional and easy to approach. She works hard for the Seller and gives expert advice. Century 21 fees are on par with competitors. I trusted Karen and she did not let me down. She marketed the house successfully and offered many options to me throughout the process. Karen made the overall process less stressful. I highly recommend Karen! She made sure I was comfortable with every step of the process!
Review by
Veronica Johnson, Hollywood
Karen Brooks is by far the best realtor that I've ever dealt with. She professional attitude with all aspects of the tr ansaction were second to none. I've dealt with Karen in the past and will continue to use her services in the future.
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Rick Evans, Hollywood Maryland
She did a great job and I was very happy.
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Timothy B. Riordan, 60 Pearl St., Charlestown, MA
Great person. She became a friend through the process.
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Dick Miles, Lexington Park, MD
Karen Brooks is the best Real Estate Agent that I have ever used comparing her to over 20 others from Sales of properti es in California, Washington state, Arizona and Maryland. I told Karen (who managed my property as a rental) that if she had a buyer, to keep us in mind as she continued to manage it. About 2-3 months later she had an inquiry about buying rental property and sold ours. Not only did she do a fabulous job with the sale; she also did a fabulous job finding a renter and managing the whole process of our condo. The tenant she found for us was unbelievable. The kept the apartment like a model home and they were never late on the rent in 3+ years. In 2005, Karen sold my Dad's house after my Mom died. Dad (83) was a mess and Karen helped me deal with him and kept me sane. Mom and Dad moved into their house in 1966. Dad was an old crumengon and on his best days difficult to deal with. She sold it and spent lots of time helping him understand the process. If you need a honest, reliable Real Estate pro, that epitimizes Karen! Again, the best ever!
Review by
Bonnie Herzog Chandler, Arizona
I have known Karen for many years. Karen reputation for begin a hard working trust worthy agent and friend. I would reco mmend Karen to anyone who needs to purchase or sell property.
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Ricky Chesser Leonardtown
Karen is an exceptional real estate agent. She is extremely professional, knowledgable and personable. She promptly li sted our home at an appropriate price and sold it quickly. She was very patient through some extenuating circumstances and was always positive and supportive. I highly recommend her.
Review by
Patty Lewis, St. Mary's County
Karen Alford-Brooks dealt with the sale of my house in a completely professional manner from our first meeting. She set the price of the house according to the market and helped with adjustments as the market changed. She was instrumental in negotiating a fair sale price and obtaining the required repairs for the buyers to obtain a loan. She is available for questions and responds to emails quickly. Her understanding of the closing process was helpful as we navigated the timeline to closing. Besides being professional she's friendly and encouraging and made the sale of my house as easy as it could be. I highly recommend using Karen's knowledge and wisdom if you need to sell a home.
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Laurie K Scherer, California, MD
Century 21 New Millennium has always been the leader in professionalism for real estate in Southern Maryland. There was never a doubt in my mind who to go to when it was time for my husband and I to look for our forever home after 25 years in our current home. I knew I had to have Karen on my team when the time came to buy a house. She has the expertise I needed without any hassle and stress from presenting the offer, home inspection to the day of closing. I recommend all of my friends and family to call the best real estate agent in Southern Maryland - Karen Alford-Brooks. Karen was always available to work around our schedules, very dependable - even when we had to use 4-wheel drive to get to the house - she was there!
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Rick & Shirley Woodburn
Karen is the ultimate professional and is always going above and beyond. She always keeps me updated and is available wh enever I needed her. Her expertise and knowledge of real estate in this area is exceptional. She takes the time to get to know your needs and wants. Never makes you feel rushed and answers every e-mail/text/phone call in a timely manner (regardless of the time of day!). I have and will continue to recommend Karen Alford-Brooks to my friends, family and anyone else who asks me for a real estate agent recommendation.
Review by
Lisa Tillman, California, MD
Karen is an excellent realtor. She helped my husband and I to move into a beautiful home quickly before our baby arrive d. During the process, she was always available and quick to respond to questions/concerns. I strongly recommend her as a realtor, and will recommend her to family and friends.
Review by
Liz Greer, Mechanicsville, MD
She was wonderful!!!!
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