The Burkardt Group


Karen Burkardt – Team Leader

Karen is a Southern California native and a 10 year resident of the beautiful Arizona skies. Before starting her career in Real Estate, Karen was a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona where she received her BS in Computer Information systems. Then a short few years later Karen received her MBA in IT Management from Western Governors University. She worked in Information Security in the financial industry as well as consulting Fortune 500 companies on their internal controls environment. The highly technical audit skills give her a strong perspective while dissecting and negotiating real estate contracts as she’s able to interpret the impacts each small change makes on the entire process. She is delighted to use these skills to ensure her clients understand their options and can protect themselves to their highest potential.

Karen’s ability to listen to her clients and understand their goals, establish a plan and guide them through every step of the real estate process has earned her 5-star Zillow reviews. Her relationships are about connecting with her clients on multiple levels and she understands that buying and selling real estate are probably some of the most emotional and significant events in their lives. She utilizes the most relevant technology, proven marketing strategies and in-depth market knowledge to gain an edge. Karen prides herself on her personal service and attention to her clients every detail. Her ultimate goal is providing her clients with a seamless working relationship that ensures all objectives are being met with exceeded expectations.

Danielle Persons – Team Member

As an Arizona native and fourth generation realtor, Danielle not only inherited exposure to real estate, but also developed a passion for serving the families in her community. Over the years, she has raised three amazing children, worked in the financial industry, connected thousands of volunteers, planned community events/fundraisers, supported numerous sports boosters and served consistently at her church for over 13 years. She considers working with people, overcoming obstacles and learning how to use her strengths to serve is a privilege and honor. As a hardworking, loyal, driven person; she continues to be passionate about learning with a strong desire to constantly grow.

Her goal is to help people by listening intently, matching individuals and families with the properties and neighborhoods that best suit their needs. Whether you are buying or selling your home, she will be a strong advocate for promoting your best interest. Working hard to make sure your real estate transaction is a complete success.

Danielle will help sellers get the fairest price for their home in the least amount of time. By using state of the art technology, Realty One Groups superior marketing materials & collaborating with her amazing team. While she is always striving to provide the best information and market data for her clients, in order to help well-equipped buyers by making sure they are well informed and assist them with a strong negotiating position.

Danielle understands that selling and buying real estate can be stressful. As your realtor, she will work hard to lower your stress level and make your experience as enjoyable as possible. She will accomplish this through constant communication and by being readily available when you need her.

When not assisting clients, Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband and family watching football, supporting local school teams, playing with her grandson, attending church, spending time with friends and traveling.