Home Decor

Meet Karen

Founder of Night Owl

After leading a multitude of teams and businesses as an Executive Vice President and Director of Operations and Sales for over 13 years and with several years experience as a professional Realtor, Karen Beattie has no shortage of determination, work ethic, diplomacy, and the ability to provide results. Through Night Owl, Karen is thrilled to be able to combine her business and leadership skills with her real estate experience and her passions and doing what she loves - helping others. 

Karen grew up in the midwest with a mother whose favorite hobby is antiquing and who now is a top Antique and Estate Appraiser in the state of Minnesota. If you have attended an estate sale in the metro Twin Cities before, there is a good chance you have seen her there! Her mother has passed her love and knowledge of antiquing onto Karen and now they enjoy treasure hunting together. With a passion and eye for interior design and renovation, Karen also enjoys finding used home decor items and upcycling them into a fresh functionality. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their family, soaking up the great MN outdoors, and playing with their sassy miniature dachshund.

Signing a Contract


Karen at Night Owl Estate Sales did an awesome job on our estate sale! She and her staff did a great job going through all the contents and pricing everything to get it ready for the big weekend. They handled the buyer traffic very well during the three day sale and took great care not to disrupt the neighborhood and to mind local parking rules. Karen was great to work with, very responsive on communication, and just generally a great person! I would highly recommend Night Owl for your estate sale needs!!

Dave Raskin

When you lose a loved one don't want the burden of cleaning out their place, Karen is your girl. She made everything so easy during such a difficult time. I felt comfortable putting such a daunting task in her hands. She took care of everything from the beginning to the end. Definitely recommend. 

Nick Tinglestad

​​Night Owl Estate Sales was amazing from start to finish. Karen and her team helped us liquidate our retail shop. She spent a great deal of time marking down and merchandising the store for optimal shopping/liquidating experience. We would definitely recommend her and her team to anyone looking to have a smooth, stress free experience liquidating their business or home. She showed compassion and professionalism dealing with what could be a very emotional thing. We highly recommend her to anyone going thru this stage/process in their life!!!

Rena Lenz, Burlap & Brass

"Karen kept me informed through the whole process of selling my elderly aunt’s home.  She offered several options on how to market the home and it was sold within a month time. I would recommend her services to any one."

Marie Buchreiter

"In the purchase and building process for my new home, Karen was a strong advocate for my interests. She provided her perspective on design choices. In every instance, she kept my interests front and center with the builder."

Laura Johnson

"The whole process of home-hunting seems so incredibly tedious and difficult. It’s hard not to feel high-maintenance and picky in the pursuit. Karen always seemed to keep our ultimate goal in her mind and never seemed overwhelmed by any of our requests or challenges. Somehow she remained positive and friendly throughout the whole process!"

Kristy Gordon

"Karen Martin is excellent educated, with highest professional score, most polite and pleasure person and very helpful realtor. Karen provided for me best service with my searching for house to buy. Karen is really hard worker. I will recommend Karen Martin - realtor for all, who needs to purchase or sell."

Nadia Hinton

 "Karen make the process of looking for our new apartment very pleasant, she was always looking for options, she always hear about our needs and had the best attitude to help.  It was always nice to talk to her, in others words she really care about our family . Karen is very professional and friendly at the same time, we felt like we found the perfect person to help us to find our new home and I will recommend Karen 100% , she will definitely do anything that it takes ( in a good way) to find what your looking for or even better. Thank you Karen for everything and in the future when we are ready to purchase our first home I will definitely contact you."

Lina Restrepo