Kara Thomas

(608) 669.4811

Best known for going above and beyond, Kara seeks to make the home buying and selling process as stress free as possible for her clients. Her 14 years of real estate experience in the Madison and greater Dane County markets make her an exceptional resource for buyers and sellers.

Born and raised in the Madison area, Kara graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in secondary education. Her teaching experience helps her guide clients through buying and selling process making sure they understand each step of the way and feel comfortable with all their options. She understands the importance of being an answered phone call or text away for questions. Her clients appreciate her listening skills and quick understanding of their needs and desires as well as her ability to find creative solutions in a competitive market.

Kara Thomas


“We were not experienced home buyers, and Michelle guided us step by step through the process and got us up to speed quickly! She knows the market extremely well, and she was skilled at helping us make our offers competitive. Buying a home really is a journey, and Michelle was right there, always realistic and optimistic, guiding us each step of the way. She helped us get our offer in at lightning speed, and she guided us right through closing! She has the highest ethical standards, and she is patient and kind. We highly recommend her due to her professionalism and and her responsiveness to clients’ needs. We love our place! Thanks, Michelle!”

— Kristen & Alfredo

” As we realized what Michelle did for us, it was like a volleyball game as we bounced comments back and forth: ‘She knew what we wanted. . .,’ ‘She caught our vision and made it happen. . . ,’ ‘She brought everything together through the entire process. . . ,’ ‘When the going got tough she carried the vision for us. . . ,’ ‘She knew her marketing and real estate trends so well and gave us great advice. . . ,’ ‘So intuitive. . . ,’ ‘So skilled. . . ,’ So amazing!”

— Drew & Kasia Leja

“Michelle is whip smart. She researched the area so we could determine the best offer price and though there were multiple offers, with her advice, ours was accepted. She is also kind and calm. The real estate process can be nerve wracking, but she kept things on track, communicated efficiently and eased our fears. We are seeped in gratefulness for and admiration of Michelle. Truly so. Hire her. She’ll have your back!”

— Chris Clexton


  • Licensed Wisconsin Real Estate Salesperson in 2009 and Broker in 2017
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison – BA in Accounting 1996
  • Resident of University Hill Farms neighborhood since 2004 – specializing in near west and west side homes with a sales record that spans Dane County
  • With a financial services background, Michelle brings a unique appreciation for the financial aspects of a transaction and excels at managing the details
  • What she loves about her home: “Our home was built in the 1950s and we have done a lot of remodeling projects. I love our updated spaces, our neighborhood and our location is perfect.”