Karen Yip (Yip Premier Real Estate) Real Estate Broker/Owner



Karen Yip
location_on Columbia, SC — Yip Premier Real Estate
Get to Know Karen Yip

I was born and raised in Columbia, SC. I speak Cantonese and English. Some would say I have a southern accent when I speak English, and some say I have an English accent when I speak Cantonese. Either way, I have no problem communicating with others, especially in business. I'm a licensed broker in South Carolina, and I enjoy the real estate business. I've been ranked in the top 15% of my market for the past 5 years, having been in the business about 10 years.

I come from a marketing/public relations background, and find myself comfortable with any type of client--whether it's a million dollar purchaser or an investor looking for a great deal. My expertise ranges from custom new construction to foreclosure properties. It is my belief that it's important to be genuine and nice. I apply this in my business practice as well as in my personal life. I find that "paying it forward" always seems to come back to me.

I appreciate your confidence in opportunities to work with your referrals, or simply to make a new professional contact. In short, my business mission is to provide exceptional service to my clients with intergrity and extraordinary results to follow. 


As mentioned before, I specialize in a few different areas. To be more specific:


Marketing Properties-- We take pride that all of our listings have professional photos and virtual tours. We spend time crafting a great marketing message for each property we market. First impressions mean the most, so do as much as possible to make sure each property has proper online exposure with fantastic photos and meaningful descriptions.

Foreclosure Properties--I currently work with a network of investors, and have done so since the beginning of my career in real estate. It helps that I am well acquainted with several of the foreclosure brokers in town. HUD, VA, Bank-Owned properties are on the rise, and Columbia is a great place to invest!

First Time Homebuyers--I find many clients in my age range purchasing their first home. I provide to each new buyer a packet of information acquainting them with the process, as well as financing FAQs. No question is a bad question. These become my clients for life!


Columbia's Most Motivated Real Estate Broker At Your Service! Specializing in Columbia, SC and surrounding areas. A decade of experience with past client references. Top 15% of agents in the market.