Title: Founder, Owner, Broker
Company: Prodigy Realty
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Career History: Founder, Owner, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Agent, PRODIGY Realty, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, VA, (2018-Present); Founder, Owner, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Agent, Team Tyler Homes, Chesapeake, VA, (2008-Present)
Karen Tyler, Founder, Owner and Broker of Prodigy Realty, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of real estate.
Ms. Tyler felt a calling to real estate after being inspired by a mentor who leads Bible studies while she was in jail. This mentor told her to give her a call when she was released and was invited to Thanksgiving dinner. Though she arrived late and missed the prayer before the meal, she asked her hosts if they could pray again. One of the other guests at the dinner was impressed by her and offered her a job working at his real estate firm. She began working for him after her job at an attorney’s office. Not long after, the real estate industry was affected by the market crash in 2007-2008, and while many brokers moved away, Ms. Tyler leaned into the profession more. Since 2008, she has diligently worked to create her business, and help others by doing so, as the founder, owner, real estate broker and agent of Team Tyler Homes. In 2018, she became the founder and owner, as well as real estate broker and agent of Prodigy Realty, located in Virginia Beach.
Ms. Tyler’s hard work and dedication has resulted in recognition. She has received a plaque for being among the Top 1% Real Estate Agents in Production in her region, and for being among the Top 3% Real Estate Agent in the Country. Furthermore, in 2019, she was recognized as a Five Star Real Estate Agent. In her work, Ms. Tyler is guided by several mantras, including “integrity over greed,” “if you do the right things by people eventually the money will come,” and “it is not about the money, it is about helping people, and doing the right thing.” In addition to her work, she spends a lot of time volunteering in philanthropic endeavors such as food drives.
In her own life, Ms. Tyler is most proud of overcoming her adolescent behavior and addiction to become a successful real estate agent, netting more than one million dollars in her first three years. She has a brokerage with about 100 agents right now, over 115 doors (estimate), and she loves it. She believes in quality over quantity and in having a family approach, they are having fun together, she is having fun, and she loves helping people, building them up.
Looking toward the future, Ms. Tyler endeavors to continue building her success and helping others.