Kara Markley

Kara Markley
Sales Associate, REALTOR®


Wagner Real Estate Group
2100 Darby Road
Havertown PA 19083

Office: 610-446-2300
Cell: 267-261-3660
Fax: 610-446-7703

With no shortage of enthusiasm and energy, as well as a knack for efficiency, organization, and communication, Kara Markley is eager to show you that your first--or next--real estate transaction can be gratifying…even FUN!

In July 2014, Kara listed her house in Philadelphia for sale with Tyler Wagner of Wagner Real Estate.  Two months later, Kara had sold that home, bought a new one, and was on a path to an exciting new career!  As the sale drew to a close, Kara realized she enjoyed the challenges, excitement, and fun that each real estate transaction brought with it.  Tyler encouraged her to pursue a course in real estate and in January 2015, Kara joined the Wagner team as its Philadelphia specialist.  

Kara graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Economics and worked for over 16 years as an economist in the Federal government.  Her work with labor market statistics sharpened her expertise in trend analysis and data visualization, as well as her knack for simplifying and distilling information--all incredibly valuable skills she puts to work daily in the data-driven world of real estate. 

Living in Philadelphia and working there for 16 years, Kara knows the city and its neighborhoods, particularly South Philly, very, very well.  She currently lives in Passyunk Square, and would be as eager to provide a dinner recommendation as to show you a house! Kara also has practical experience with finding and analyzing investment properties, small- and large-scale renovations, and being a landlord in Philadelphia.

Kara’s greatest passions are homes, dogs, and…finding homes for dogs. Kara and her rescue dog, Atlas, frequently foster dogs on their way to their ‘furever homes,’ she is on the board of the Young Friends of PAWS, and leads annual marketing and outreach campaigns for Philly Loves PAWS and The Mutt Strut. She also chairs the Passyunk Square Civic Association’s Step of the Month program, recognizing beautiful home fronts in the neighborhood!

In her free time, Kara loves hiking in the woods, biking around Philly, paddle boarding at the beach, crafting home decor out of repurposed materials (ask about her log tables), and...looking at real estate!

Atlas and friend

Atlas and one of her foster friends

Be sure to check out our Philadelphia Neighborhood Pages, chock full of great local information and insight from Kara on buying a home in the city!

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