About the Author

Karen Briscoe b-w 2015

Karen Briscoe is principal owner of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) with Keller Williams, headquartered in McLean, Virginia. The HBC Group has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the 250 Top Realtor® teams in the United States. Further, the team has ranked in the top one-hundred teams with Keller Williams International every year since 2009, when the group joined KW.


Karen regularly speaks on a national and local level on the “Best of 5 Minute Success.” Further she is the host of the weekly “5 Minute Success” podcast which has an amazing array of guests who achieve success at a high level in business and life.   Karen also is a frequent guest on other podcasts that focus on entrepreneurial, success and motivation, as well as real estate related topics.  She has completed the John Maxwell Team Certification Program for Coaching, Speaking and Training.


Karen is the creator of the “5 Minute Success” series. Further, she is a contributing author to real estate media outlets INMAN and Real Trends.

Since 1977, HBC Group has sold more than 1,500 homes valued at more than $1.5 billion. The team consistently sells over one hundred residential properties annually, ranging from multi-million-dollar luxury estates to condominiums and townhomes. Primary market areas include Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, and Washington, DC. The group consists of Karen, her business partner Lizzy Conroy, Karen’s husband Andy as Vice President of Operations, staff of four and two associate agents.  As a real estate professional, Karen is a member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, FIABCI International Real Estate Federation and Women’s Council of Realtors®.  

Karen began her real estate career developing residential lots with the Trammell Crow Company in Dallas, Texas. In Northern Virginia, she worked in commercial real estate with The Staubach Company prior to entering residential sales. Karen earned a Master’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and received her BA from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri—her hometown.

Through HBC Group, Karen and Lizzy launched Community Charity Champions to raise funds for local nonprofit groups and organizations and were awarded the Social Corporate Responsibility Award for 2012 by the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Karen has been a board member for Lift Me Up!, a therapeutic horseback-riding program for children and adults with disabilities in Great Falls, Virginia, since 2006. Her family is actively involved at Trinity United Methodist Church in McLean, Virginia.

She attributes her life worth living to God, her husband Andy, children Drew and Callie, her family and countless friends and business associates.  


Karen is available to speak to your organization, group, company or association.  You too can achieve success at a higher level in business and life by investing just 5 minutes a day!