Welcome, I’m Kara Butcher, I’ve lived on the outskirts of Gainesville in Newberry, FL my entire life. I’ve attended high school in Alachua, FL and I’m continuing my education at Santa Fe College. I’m currently studying Business Administration; I believe that this degree will benefit me in my Real Estate career. When I’m not working or studying, I enjoy creating art, being outdoors with my pup and spending time with my family. I am the youngest of four, much older, siblings and through the years I have watched them purchase homes and experience the real estate process which created my love for Real Estate. I knew Real Estate was my calling and then in 2016, my junior year of high school, I received the position of Office Manager with Dawn Realty. The last three years I have been developing my skill set working alongside Dawn Realty’s owner and head Broker, David Nicholson, achieving my first goal of becoming a licensed real estate agent. I’ve assisted many family members with my services through multiple Real Estate transactions. I am eager to expand my clientele with new Buyers, Sellers, and Renters; for both Residential and Commercial Real Estate
The UF debate teamMy Dad says he hasn't won an argument since I started debating in High School. Sorry Dad, It was even earlier than that. I graduated with a degree in Marketing. As I've learned, you never know where that degree will take you. In college I worked at Burdines (now Macy's at the Oaks Mall) and later Marketing for Quality Cleaners with Greg Johnson. Both helped me hone my negotiation skills and realize how much I enjoyed working with people. Greg was instrumental in helping me finish my degree! My first job out of college was as a Legislative Aide for State of Florida Representative Cynthia Moore Chestnut.
Mike Hastings at the State Capitol, 2000It was a great opportunity and a real crash course in politics. The pay wasn't great, but thanks to a few lobbyists I ate well. It was great working with and helping the people of our district. Before sitting for my license in real estate, I worked for three years at Naylor Publications as a sales associate. I credit Naylor for top notch training and for introducing me to many great friends and clients that have made my new career a success. Thanks guys! As a Real Estate Professional, I am a member of the Gainesville-Alachua County Association of REALTORS, Florida REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS and our local Gainesville Multiple Listing Service (MLS). I am also a member of the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, the Past-President of the Gator Exchange Club and a lifetime member of the UF Alumni Association. I love Gainesville and believe strongly in supporting my local community and organizations. I continue to support: Gainesville Orchestra, Habitat for Humanity, Equality Florida, Children's Home Society, UF School of Theater and Dance, Alachua Conservation Trust, March of Dimes, Southern Legal Counsel, Gainesville Civic Chorus, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Alachua County Humane Society, Early Learning Coalition, UF's Historic Preservation Program, Gainesville Modern, Historic Gainesville Inc to name a few. I am actively involved in the Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors and currently serve on their Board of Directors. I have been involved in a number of committees including the Grievance, Nominating, Leadership, Young Professionals, Business Partners and Community Outreach Committees. I have also Chaired the Grievance and Young Professional Network Committees. I have also received the Honor Society award recognizing my involvement in our industry and community.