Karen took on the task of selling our townhouse just as the market was slowing down. It was a scary and difficult time to be selling your house. We had friends with nice homes who had been trying to sell, but they were getting few showings, no offers, ridiculous low ball offers, or the good offers they did get fell through because the buyers were denied financing under the new mortgage rules. Karen helped us navigate this difficult market and, hooray, we succeeded in selling our house (although for less than we originally wanted…that’s the market now.) Karen got us lots of showings, while some of our friends were getting no showings on their homes. Of course, we did our part in keeping the house looking nice which is hard when you’re living in it. Sometimes the showings we’re on short notice, but in this market, you have to take what you can get. It was a team effort between us and Karen. Everyone said our house was beautiful, but they weren’t making offers! It was frustrating. Karen was very diligent and active in coming to the house, doing the showings, and marketing it. Karen had a nice touch in staging the house in a great style while we continued to live there. Karen is all over this neighbourhood getting the inside scoop on who the buyers are. Our area (Champlain Heights) has leasehold land and Karen is absolutely the expert in handling these unique properties. We feel like we made the right decision choosing Karen to sell our home. She is a real professional realtor.
- Daryl & Victoria
We would like to thank Karen for guiding us through the process of buying our first home. In this difficult market, Karen was always available, informative and very reassuring! Karen was instrumental in our decision making and we confident that with her help we made a great home purchase that we are very happy with. We would definitely recommend Karen's services for anyone looking to sell or purchase a home.
- Jason and Yuli
Karen did an exceptional job selling my home at 2117 E 1st Ave, Vancouver. Her strategy in the current market was to list below value to generate multiple offers, I had my reservations with this tactic as I wanted top dollar for the house. After about 3 weeks trying to sell with a high list price, I decided to try Karen’s proven method of listing on the lower side. Within 3 days we had 4 multiple offers bidding on the home and we were able to settle on a price higher than my previously listed expectations. I couldn't be happier with Karen for her hard work and commitment to getting the job done. We set the record for highest single-family home sale on E. 1st Ave, Vancouver. I would list with Karen again.
"Buying a house in this market is not an easy task. But having Karen as our realtor made the endeavour easier. She was always encouraging, organized and confident that we would find a place to call our own. Even though at times, it was a stressful process, Karen always remained positive and guided us to the purchase of our new home. Thanks to Karen our children now have a big yard to play in.
-Adrian & Lorinda
"Just had an incredible experience working with Karen in selling our home. Her expertise in real estate was evident from the get go, in her knowledge and processes from getting your home ready, listed and dealing with offers. No doubt, Karen took any guesswork away and made a large decision in selling a home a comfortable experience all while maximizing return for her client. Thanks Karen!"
- Barry & Carly
From the first hello to the last handshake, Karen couldn't have done more! She kept us on track, well informed and put us at ease through every step of the process. We were very fortunate to have Karen looking after our sale and purchase.
- Catherine & Darcy
Just a note to thank Karen for looking after us so well! Your professionalism and always good humour saw us through. It was truly a pleasure to have you as our agent.
- Bill & Shirley Wickett