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Karel Murray

Contributor´s Information

Profile Image Listed in 2009 report of the top 100 Most Influential Women in Real Estate, Karel Murray is a professional keynote speaker and business consultant who has had the pleasure of connecting with hundreds of audiences throughout the US and abroad. Dedicated to providing relevant and timely information to licensees, Karel holds a nothing but the truth attitude when delivering content related to building a real estate career.

She holds a BA in Human Resources and has earned numerous designations and certifications, including the prestigious National Speakers Association CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) and the Real Estate Educators Association DREI (Distinguished Real Estate Instructor). Her resume includes experience as a human resources regional executive of a large commercial insurance firm, as an award-winning sales person, as a manager of a top producing real estate office, and now as owner of Our Branch, Inc., a national and international speaking and training company.

An accomplished author and humorist, Karel has made several radio and television appearances and she enjoys local, regional, and national publication of her articles. She has trademarked “The Basics of Profitability” program for new licensees and CPR for Managers Series targeted specifically to real estate brokers. In addition, she has published Hitting Our Stride: Women, Work and What Matters, Straight Talk: Getting Off the Curb and is a featured author in Extreme Excellence: Dynamic Interviews with America’s Top 10 Performance Experts.Karel publishes a monthly newsletter—Think Forward!® read by thousands of subscribers. In addition to her published works, Karel produces a weekly podcast series where she interviews industry experts on various topics: and has a blog at

When not on the road, Karel can be found in Iowa, with her ever wonderfully patient husband Rick and their attentive cats.

Latest Posts

The Trip to Relevance
Article: Published on 12/10/2012
Tagged: Editorial , Motivational
Virtually Social: A Baby Boomer's take on social media
Article: Published on 11/22/2012
Tagged: Social Media
A Broker’s Dozen: 13 Productive Culture Trends - Part 2
Article: Published on 11/13/2012
Tagged: Broker , Advice, Communication, Business Planning
A Broker’s Dozen: 13 Productive Culture Trends - Part 1
Article: Published on 11/12/2012
Tagged: Broker , Advice, Business Planning, Recruiting, Strategic Planning
An Agent's Dirty Dozen of "Do Nots" - Part 2
Article: Published on 11/05/2012
Tagged: Agent , Advice, Coaching, Business Planning
An Agent’s Dirty Dozen of "Do Nots" - Part 1
Article: Published on 11/04/2012
Tagged: Agent , Advice, Coaching, Business Planning
Eliminate the "On the Run" Leadership Style
Article: Published on 10/31/2012
Tagged: Advice , Motivational
Lesson From the Wizard of Oz: 5 Things About Courage
Column: Published on 03/07/2011
Tagged: Agent , Advice, Coaching

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