About Karen Jones

Karen Jones


0405 122 526
1300 400 777

There are a number of things you can take a risk with; surfing big waves, 4WD in the sand dunes, riding a jet ski, but don’t do it with your property. Why would you give your greatest asset to an agent who gets a kick out taking a risk with yours, who is bluffing and betting with your life’s wealth.

Karen Jones, much like the property market she deals with, is a sure investment.

The hardworking mum of two is dependable, responsible and authentic. That’s why she’s one of the Sunshine Coast’s most respected Real Estate marketers.

Karen is an expert negotiator and a confident professional who prides herself on careful, planned and well-executed property services from the initial consultation right through to settlement.

Karen is a local of the Sunshine Coast market and approaches all investments, from a $400,000 or a $4,000,000 home, with the same value’s based foundation. Honesty, Care, Professionalism and Integrity are at the heart of how Karen operates and she is delighted to be the go-to agent for sellers who want the best price for their property.

And the results speak for themselves.

2017 saw the highest record price for Wurtulla with the sale of 6 Teal Court for $1,580,000.

In 2015/16 Karen achieved the highest prices paid for property in five Sunshine Coast suburbs: $2,100,000 for 10 Melos Place, Parrearra; $2,750,000 for 15 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina; $2,820,000 for 30 Mary Street, Alexandra Headland; $4 million for Mooloolaba’s 27 Neerim Drive; and $4,750,000 for 6 Minyama Island, Minyama.

So, sign up for certainty. Contact Karen to discuss your next investment today.


  • Karen, Liz and I wanted to express our thanks and appreciation for the successful sale of our home. We appointed you as our agent as we knew your knowledge, professionalism and long proven track record would deliver us the best result we could get – Selling our home and maximising the return. We can honestly say you and the Next Property team delivered to our expectations and beyond. In a real estate world where many call themselves professionals, you truly deliver on the promise. We couldn’t recommend you more highly to anyone looking to sell.

    Jason & Liz Ward Birtinya
  • I had the pleasure of Karen Jones of Next Property Group, sell my home in Feb 2016. Karen and her team were fantastic to deal with. Always punctual, very reliable and excellent communicators. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Karen. Rather than try and get a quick listing Karen advised me to wait until the tenants had left my property and then use a stylist to fit out the property. This made a huge difference to the appearance of our property and it was sold in the first few days. Even though the property was under contract Karen continued to market so we had a backup just in case. In my business I meet a lot of professional people and have dealt with a number of agents, so I can speak from experience in saying that I’d me be more than happy to use Karen Jones again to sell my home and strongly recommend her to other vendors. If you want your property sold then speak with Karen.

    Andrew Campbell Wurtulla
  • Karen Jones is exactly what you hope for in a Real Estate agent. Karen’s honesty and integrity ensured we felt completely supported throughout the marketing and sale of our home. Our experience was that Karen made the process as stress free as possible, we were kept informed of every development at every stage. The end result of a sale at the price we wanted after only 3 weeks was ideal. I felt like nothing was too much trouble for Karen and her team and I would advise others to meet with Karen first and see for themselves why we were so happy with our result.

    Martie Eaton Minyama
  • Right from the beginning we found Karen to be immensely professional, supportive & personable. Our sale was made more complex as we were overseas for 2 months in a remote part of the world where communication wasn't always reliable. However Karen was able to give us feedback, liaise with our Power of Attorney & most importantly negotiate a sale for us. We would highly recommend Karen's services to anyone considering selling.

    Jane & Tony Briscoe Wurtulla
  • We first met Karen Jones about 4 years ago when Peter and I were debating whether or not to sell our home. We were very indecisive about selling, but Karen was always available (with no obligation) to answer our questions without being intrusive. When we decided to sell, then Karen’s expertise, knowledge and professionalism really came to the fore. We trusted Karen with our house and she didn’t disappoint!! Her experience and integrity shone throughout the whole campaign and we were delighted with the marketing process and the sale. It was a very smooth selling experience for us with very little disruption to our lives. Thank you Karen and her team for another successful sale in Wurtulla and we would certainly recommend you to anyone wanting to sell in the Wurtulla/Kawana area.

    Monika & Peter Bliss Wurtulla
  • When I first met Karen I was very impressed by her knowledge of the area we were selling our property in. Her professional attitude and warm nature made us feel confident & comfortable that we had chosen the right agent. Karen regularly kept in contact with us, providing feedback & progress of the sale of our property. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking to buy or sell their property. Thanks Karen.

    Helen Gigler Parrearra
  • It was a pleasure as usual to appoint Karen Jones from Next Property Group to sell our property located at 27 Neerim Drive. The property was sold at auction for $4m. Over several years Karen has been given the task to buy and sell properties on our behalf and I have found Karen to be professional, honest and reliable. I have no hesitation in recommending Karen to anyone buying or selling real estate. I have great pleasure to say that I have a long standing relationship with Karen, and look forward to have Karen on board for future projects.

    Laz Dzufer Mooloolaba
  • We would like to sincerely thank you Karen, for your efficient handling of the recent sale of our house in Minyama. Thank you for hanging in there to find us the suitable buyer for our unique property. Your professionalism was beyond reproach, making what could have been a stressful time much less so. Your optimism and enthusiasm was both infectious and encouraging, which has made doing business with you a pleasure. We would recommend your services to anyone who is considering selling or buying property. Thank you again for going above and beyond the call.

    Elisabeth Ross & Ken Conley Minyama
  • Karen Jones has been fantastic from start to finish I am so happy with the end result. Right from the start she sets expectations, is highly professional, her expertise and knowledge of the market was invaluable. I found the communication process very informative and it helped me make the right decision to make my life easier. I have no hesitation in recommending Karen and the Next Property Team to anyone looking to sell their home.

    Maxine Lee Wurtulla
  • Our sincere thank you to Karen for your professionalism and support you showed us in the recent sale of our home.  We have watched and tracked your performance and success in selling real estate on the coast for many years so when it came to selling our home Karen was the standout choice. Your high standards & level of integrity together with your patience, honesty and dedication to achieving the best possible outcome are what sets you apart.  You kept us informed and updated throughout every step of the way making it a stress free process, for that we are very grateful. Your results have been proven time and time again, for this reason we would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone looking to sell their home.

    Peter & Sandra Swinburn Buddina
  • I would not hesitate to recommend Karen Jones, she is a classy lady that epitomises professionalism, was not pushy and really took onboard the feedback I offered for the marketing spiel, always had time to answer the questions I had about the Qld market (as I was based in Western Australia) and took time to discuss how things were progressing throughout the campaign. I loved that Karen was patient throughout the campaign and not always trying to lower the price for the quick sale. With strong negotiations during the sale process I was amazed that Karen managed to get the price up to an acceptable figure, a credit to her negotiation abilities and the persistence she showed Behind every success story there are always others that helped to assist and Karen's network that support her in the Next office also did a fabulous job and were a pleasure to deal with- providing a successful team effort that was very much appreciated

    Jared Marriott Parrearra
  • I just wanted to say thank you for not only selling our house but the manner in which it was done. We felt confident all the way with you. To our delight, we enjoyed interacting with many members of your support team and felt they always had our best interests at heart too. We have bought and sold in many areas over the years and the service we received from Next has been the pinnacle. Thank you to you and your team for your professional and personable approach. I have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

    Doug Camping Parrearra
  • Firstly I don't just give false recommendations, actually I don't give out many recommendations at all but I'm happy to give credit where credit is due. We interviewed 3 agents to list our house and even considered selling it ourselves for a few weeks, by far Karen stood out by genuinely believing in our property like us. She could see the same potential and had a vision the other agents didn't. Karen's strength is in negotiation and finding the right buyer who will also see the benefits in a property. We definitely didn't make it easy for Karen, with a lot of special condition my wife and I had. This didn't deter Karen she was happy to mold into the agent we wanted (even if it didn't exist elsewhere). Her professionalism, communication and personality made us feel at ease. In the end we went under contract in a matter of weeks for a price of over 20k more than the top price the other agents were saying we could get. I understand that this review may sound like too much of a sales pitch for Karen so to bring it back to earth here is the other side. Well we still have to pay the commission 😉 I guess there is no way around that, and I guess it depends how you look at it, she covered her own commission in the extra price we got for the sale. What I learnt from selling our house with Karen is don't be afraid to ask the hard questions, tell her what you really want and see what she can do, you may be pleasantly surprised

    Jayden and Tara Toohey Wurtulla
  • Thank you Karen, you and your experienced team made selling our home easy. We were kept fully informed throughout the campaign and appreciated your honest feedback. Right from the beginning you told us a realistic price range you thought our property would achieve and you were spot on. We appreciated all the time and tips you gave us on getting our home ready for sale. We certainly feel we achieved a much higher price by doing the maintenance suggested along with the styling. Your experience and knowledge payed off in spades, every time a situation arose you had been there done that and knew exactly how to proceed. We felt our biggest asset was in safe hands and it showed in the end result. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone thinking of selling.

    Phil & Kristin Hoskin Wurtulla
  • Karen Jones is the epitome of professionalism and real estate knowledge and at all times we felt like she was acting in our best interest as a Seller. Sincere thanks to you Karen for personal courtesies you afforded us when you sold our home at Minyama.  You were a pleasure to deal with.  You are a credit to the real estate industry.

    David Goodall Minyama
  • My sincere thanks to you and your team for facilitating the sale of my home on Kawana Island.  To let you know I devoted a lot of my time comparing your sales proposal with four other local agents and then selected Next, not only on the basis of comparable low fees and recent sales performance but importantly on your professional approach, your proposed sales strategy and the feeling of comfort you gave me of being genuine in your approach and being committed to achieve my requirements.  I was especially impressed by your assistant Kristin Hosking with her tireless and cheery manner in relation to openings and follow-up, supported by Jodie in your back office; and having your Principal, Loren.

    Robert Harkness Kawana Island
  • I have used Karen for the sale of two properties in 2016. Being a Financial Planner I consider it important to review the return on my investment when selling an asset. When paying a real estate agent you want to be sure they have created value for you. I can say without hesitation that Karen has been able to secure the best possible price on both occasions. In the first instance Karen sold the property in the first week. My most recent property still only took 6 weeks to get a contract. I could not have been happier with the price achieved, service, time and effort that Karen put into selling my properties. Karen was always prepared and available to bring through prospective buyers and provide updates. She provided ideas on how best to present and market my property to achieve the best possible price. When selling what is usually your biggest assets you want to get the best advice and result. Karen will get this for you and I have no hesitation in recommending her services.

    Andrew Campbell Minyama
  • We had very definite thoughts about the real estate company that we would engage to sell our house and more particularly the type of sales person we would deal with. During our first meeting with Karen Jones we were immediately struck by her knowledge of our local area and very professional manner. In short, she was just the person that we were looking for. Throughout the sale process both Karen and her support staff kept us fully informed of sales inquiries and pending open for inspection times. Our house has been sold and we are very happy with the outcome. We had complete confidence in Next Property Group and Karen, and they delivered. She was a very calming influence in what can often be a stressful experience. We would recommend Next Property Group and Karen to anyone considering selling or buying real estate.

    Mike & Sandra Rodgers Minyama
  • I want to thank Karen Jones and congratulate her on selling my house at Minyama. I was not living in the house at the time and it was vacant while I was working in the country and overseas. Karen provided a successful marketing strategy and agreement and everything that was in the agreement was carried out exactly as planned. Being away from the Sunshine Coast meant that I left everything in the hands of Karen to organise and manage as I had complete confidence in her professionalism. I was not disappointed; Karen kept in touch and followed up with potential buyers, the solicitor and a handyman to keep the yard clean and presentable. I would recommend Karen to anyone seeking to sell property on the Sunshine Coast.

    Michael Longhurst Minyama
  • Needing a relatively quick sale due to Christmas etc, Karen created a campaign for us that would give us the best possible results in our preferred time frame. Everything was discussed in detail and we knew exactly what we were doing to give ourselves the best chance of success. Karen and her team went above and beyond and helped us secure a sale in three weeks. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Karen - we've now bought a property and sold a property with Karen and I've felt that she's been very honest in all dealings.

    Matine & Chris Eaton Parrearra
  • We have dealt with Karen Jones both as a Purchaser and a Vendor. We have found Karen to be a highly professional Agent with in-depth knowledge of the Sunshine Coast residential property market. We would not hesitate to recommend Karen to anyone looking to sell or buy anywhere on the Coast.

    Grant & Jo Prince Alexandra Headland
  • Our sincere thanks to Karen, Loren and their team for their professional help in making the emotional sale of our old family home as easy as they could. All went smoothly and successfully thanks to Karen and her team. We would recommend them to anyone who appreciates ‘all care and attention’.

    Jilli Chalmers Mooloolaba
  • We thank Karen sincerely for assisting us with the sale of our home and the purchase of our new house. During both processes Karen was reassuring, approachable and very professional. We were given detailed updates on the progress of both properties keeping us fully informed. We would highly recommend, not only Karen but the whole Next Property Group to anyone buying or selling their house.

    Graeme & Berenice Little Bokarina
  • Karen Jones from Next Property Group has just sold my house in Buddina. She gave a realistic appraisal of my home and kept me informed at all times. She is extremely honest, reliable and very professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of buying or selling real estate.

    Anne Tarrant Buddina
  • Karen Jones was our exceptional real estate agent for the sale of our beachside home for the price we wanted. She knows the Buddina – Mooloolaba area well and understands the value of position. She in fact sold us this house 11 years ago! Karen was always easy to communicate with, which she did often, letting us know every step of the way what the buyers were saying. Her calm, easy going and warm nature, coupled with a genuine goal for the best outcome for us, made selling our home as stress free as possible. If you want an agent who works hard for you, is easy to get along with as well as professional, go no further than Karen Jones of Next Property Group.

    Linda & Bill Anderson Buddina
  • We have known Karen for around 4 years through various homes for sale. On each occasion Karen has always followed up, returned calls and provided information as required. Her professional standing and broader market knowledge made us confident of her ability to deliver our home to the market. With the right campaign our home was under multiple offers within three weeks. We would use and recommend Karen Jones to other sellers looking for a discerning agent.

    Chris & Lenka Stratford-Smith Wurtulla
  • We chose Karen Jones because she has been so successful at selling properties in our court and the surrounding areas.  She has a great understanding of the local property market.  We appreciated her friendly and professional approach and regular communication.  We happily recommend Karen Jones and Next Property Group to those looking to sell in the Kawana area.

    Michelle and Scott Wardle Wurtulla
  • After considering the proposals from several agents I chose to utilise Karen Jones to sell my property at Wurtulla. Karen secured a very acceptable contract in a relatively short period of time. Unfortunately this contract collapsed (through no fault of Karen) as I had chosen to accept a contract on a “Subject to Sale” basis. Karen managed to quickly secure two more offers and I ultimately settled on a sale price that was slightly in excess of the original asking price. At all times Karen operated in an extremely efficient and professional manner. I was constantly updated on Open Day timing, potential buyers resulting from open days, and progress through the negotiating process. I hold Karen in high regard and would strongly recommend her services to anyone considering listing their property for sale.

    Simon Cracknell Wurtulla
  • When I decided to sell my home at Warana beach, Karen Jones was recommended to me as one of the top sales people on the coast. Having her work with me on the sale of my property showed me very clearly why she has that reputation. She is utterly professional and kept me informed every step of the way. Although several people had told me the price I was asking was unattainable, Karen achieved this price without any hassles. In fact the whole process was totally problem free. I would recommend Karen to anyone who wants a smooth passage to the sale of their property.

    Di Rapsom Warana
  • We just want to say a big thanks for all your positive enthusiasm, support and advice in the recent sale of our home. Our house didn't sell in the first 5 minutes but you were always encouraging, thorough in following up with expressions of interest and always suggesting marketing ideas and strategies for us to consider. I really appreciated how closely you worked with us to market our home and we are delighted you have found lovely new owners to enjoy Kooringal Crescent.

    Sam & Luke Edwards Buddina
  • Selling our mum’s home, was made so easy with Karen. From the first meeting, she was enthusiastic and positive. She kept us up to date with feedback and did a great job following up with any potential buyers, and her ideas and advice always helpful. Karen was great to work with and we have already recommended her to friends and family. Thanks again and cheers to you.

    Gemma & Julie Lennon Buddina
  • I have found Karen to be professional, engaging and consistent. She has worked on my behalf and has always been sensitive to my needs and the buyers needs. I find her enthusiastic, charming, knowledgeable and supportive. She sold my property in less than two weeks. Thank you Karen.

    Michael Belnap Buddina
  • Karen’s name was given to me from a friend who had done business with her and was very happy with the outcome. My first impression was her ‘straight-forward’ approach and well informed facts. Being self-employed it is important to me to get the facts and information without having to ‘filter’ it. During the open and sale period I was kept up to date without being overloaded with information. But finally it was the outcome of getting the price I wanted and selling prior to auction. Overall I have and will continue to recommend Karen to people buying or selling real estate.

    Steve Jones Buddina
  • Thanks Karen for the prompt sale of my property at 105 Chelsea Crescent. As a first time property seller, I appreciated you carefully stepping me through the steps to successfully sell this property. I went from a nervous property advertiser, to a satisfied seller. Your guidance, advice, organisation and attention to key details made the successful sale in good time, at the price I had in mind. You were always available and a pleasure to work with. It was a pleasure having you as the sole agent and I have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

    Peter Jones Minyama
  • I just want to extend my sincere appreciation to Next Property group at Minyama, particularly to Karen Jones who sold my home at 4 St Vincents Court, Minyama. This was a complete shock to my wife and I as we were expecting to have to rent our house out for a period of 12-18 months, waiting for the market to improve sufficiently to achieve a reasonable price. What made this sale possible was Karen Jones’ ability to understand what the prospective buyer needed and wanted, and then to read into my expectations in a depressed market. I received an exceptional price in a difficult market because Karen Jones has an outstanding ability to read the buyer and seller. The follow up service provided by Karen and her team was extremely important, as nothing was left to chance. I have no doubt that these attributes are the reason Karen is the number one sales person at Next Property Group. Thanks Karen!

    Ray & Therese Dejonk Minyama
  • We were extremely happy with Karen and her team as they provided prompt professional service with fast results and a sale price we were happy with. Karen has the perfect personality for the great job she does! She is pleasant, listens, is compassionate, punctual, professional and is an overall nice person. We would not hesitate to recommend Karen and her team to anyone looking for a great result.

    Greg & Michelle Hooghuis Minyama
  • Thank you for all the work you put into the sale of our home in Wurtulla. The photos were terrific, and we achieved our target price, in a very fast time. Thanks also to your team for their assistance. We would be happy to recommend you and you group to others. Thanks again.

    Bob & Janice Martin Wurtulla
  • We decided it was time to invest in a family home that catered for all our needs. We went down the reno and knock down and build roads. Eventually we came across a house being sold by Next that ticked all the boxes for our family. This was a very complicated contract. It involved the sale of 2 houses to purchase 1. Karen Jones and her team made our dream possible. Karen was very professional whilst also being aware of the needs of our family along the way. We are thrill with the outcome and how smooth the process was.

    Dan & Christine Stanieg Warana
  • Sincere thanks for the professional and personal courtesies you afforded us when you sold our home in Wurtulla. You were a pleasure to deal with and we thank you for achieving a successful and very quick sale. You are a credit to the real estate industry.

    Ray & Lyn Ambrose Wurtulla
  • I would like to thank Karen Jones from Next Property Group for her efforts in the recent sale of my home at 6 Carmine Court, Wurtulla. I had tried to sell my home previously with a different agent and company with very different results. I did get an offer on my home, however it was $150,000 less than the value the other agent had told me he could achieve. I had spoken with Karen over the last couple of years and she gave me updates of what was happening in the market, what houses in my area were selling for and also what price she thought she could get for my place. I decided to put my house on the market again as the tenants lease was up, and rang Karen. She gave me an update of what houses had sold and a  range of what  price she could sell my house for. I was happy with the price she gave me and went ahead with selling. Well, it went up on the internet on the Friday, Karen had an inspection on the Saturday and my house was under contract on the Monday!!! And she got me the price she said she would. If you want to get your house sold, and want an agent who will give you a realistic price range, call Karen Jones. She knows Wurtulla and she knows her stuff. I would recommend her to anyone thinking of selling.

    Brett Senior Wurtulla
  • We decided to appoint Karen Jones from Next Property Group as the agent to sell our Kawana Island home after we heard of her successful outcome with the Auction 15 St Lucia Crescent, Kawana Island. From the beginning we were so happy with Karen. She was professional and knowledgeable and at all times we felt like she was acting in our best interest as a seller. What impressed us the most with Karen was the constant communication. She kept us up to date the whole way through our 4 week Auction program. Karen called and filled us in regularly with how we were progressing, who was interested and with all the buyer feedback. We never had to call her to find out what was going on. On auction day, we had 4 registered bidders and sold our home under the hammer for $1.7 million. I would recommend that if you are thinking of selling, you need to call Karen Jones.

    Karen Bull Kawana Island
  • Denise and I would like to thank Karen Jones on the sale of our house at 6 St Vincents Crt, Minyama. Your advice although concerning at the time to Auction proved to be the right choice and your professionalism during the process maintained a certain amount of comfort for the both of us. Your friendly, honest and approachable manner was very much appreciated and we are sure that assisted with the sale of our property. We will recommend you to anyone looking to sell with comfort and confidence that you will try your best to achieve a desired result.

    Steven & Denise Loehr Minyama
  • If you want your property sold, you need to call Karen Jones….. I am a firm believer in acknowledging good work and good people and would like to commend Karen Jones from Next as a “special” real estate agent for the Sunshine Coast. Our paths met with Karen upon the purchase of our beautiful new waterfront home on Kawana Island. From the moment we met Karen, I felt really comfortable with this person’s honesty and integrity when offering details on the market, area and the home in particular. Upon the successful purchase of the home at auction, we then engaged Karen to list our waterfront home at Parrearra. We were in two minds whether to sell or rent, and as such gave Karen a brief to get the highest possible price in the shortest time frame. As such a 3 week advertising campaign exclusively in My Weekly Preview generated a lot of inspections and a buyer perfectly suited for the home found within the 3 weeks. Karen is professional, honest and works tirelessly with constant communication for the best result. She is the best!

    Kylie & John Leach Parrearra
  • We engaged Karen Jones from Next to sell our Kawana Island Waterfront home after we purchased our new Penthouse through her. We wanted to get the highest possible price in the shortest time frame and Karen suggested we take our property to Auction in a 4 week campaign. There were over 50 inspections and we had 3 bidders on the day and our property sold under the hammer. We found Karen to be hardworking, very professional and tireless in her efforts to find our buyer.  We were really happy with the marketing of our home and the end result and would have absolutely no reservations in recommending Karen Jones from Next Property Group if you want to buy or sell.

    Mike & Barbara Byrne Parrearra
  • Just a quick few words to thank you for support & professional approach when selling my father’s Baanya Street home recently. As this sale was due to the death of my father, this was an emotional time for me. However during the sales process your guidance, open communications & continued enthusiasm resulted in a sale price that I am very happy with. I have no hesitation in recommending your services to others who may need an honest, realistic & professional agent in the area. You are a credit to the team at NEXT, actually; each of your team have provided assistance & support to this sale when needed & worked as a well informed committed unit. This demonstrates a high level of dedication to the Next business & both vendors & buyers, which is appreciated.

    Paula & Terry Smith Wurtulla