A real estate experience that's all about you

"Karen was not only a joy to work with, but saved me $20,000 and got me a wonderful home I loved living in for 3 years." –  VANESSA H.  (bought and sold a condo in Kirkland)

"We had specific requirements and Karen was relentless at finding us the perfect home meeting all of our must-haves." –  ASTHA & RAHUL  (bought a home in Snohomish)

"Karen was very patient with us as we learned how to look at houses, figured out what we wanted, etc. And she helped us find a  dream home in just three weeks!" –  ADRIAN & BURCU   (bought a... Read full review

"Karen is honest, professional, knowledgeable, an outstanding negotiator, and  has excellent communication skills." –  SHARON C.   (bought a home in Capitol Hill)

"Karen explained the entire process of buying a home to me, gave me numerous resources, and was great at listening to what I was looking for in a new home. She was supportive and I honestly could not have... Read full review

"What really separates Karen from anybody else is her honesty, integrity, kindness, and willingness to help with every portion of the home buying process." –  JOHNATHAN C.   (bought a townhouse in...

"Karen is a pleasure to work with and really exceeded all expectations for two separate property sales with us. Her extreme attention to detail, high availability, sharp negotiation skills, and insights into the... Read full review

"We were in the house hunting market for a while when we met Karen and since then we never looked back. She helped us buy our very first home. Karen is professional, extremely patient and considerate about our... Read full review

"Karen helped me purchase my condo 2.5 years ago and recently helped me sell it. She made the process smooth and it went super quick. We had my place ready to go on the market in just a week after I moved out.... Read full review

"Karen is the best real estate professional we have ever worked with. Not only she has all the knowledge, experience, and skills to get job done but also her exceptional logic and systematic way to manage the... Read full review

"Great working with Karen. She sold our condo for above ask, and had very creative ideas on how to market and show our place better. We ended up getting multiple offers due to her efforts. Would love to work... Read full review

"We have used Karen's real estate agent services as both a seller and now a buyer, and we can highly recommend her. Karen is very organized, does what she says she will, and constantly exceeded our expectations.... Read full review

Marketing and selling homes to buyers abroad

Karen’s listing strategy facilitates home sales harnessing local networks with global impact. In her listing of this sophisticated Bellevue condo, Karen swiftly secured buyers in China with a full price offer within 4 days, amidst the soft market conditions for condos in 2020.

This gorgeous home was as turn-key as the photos suggest it is. Karen ensured that the preliminary title report and all other necessary documents were prepared and easily accessible for Buyer’s brokers for frictionless offer submittal. 

  • She worked as a team with the Sellers to offer a digital home inspection report for prospective buyers to speed up the pace of a sale by allowing full transparency to buyers of the home’s condition.

  • All of the needed repairs were handled in advance.

  • The home was professionally staged to impress.

  • The high-quality photography included a floorplan and a 3-D Matterport virtual walk-through. It offered a virtual open house 24/7. The buyers were able to enjoy a tour of the home with ease in their time zone.

  • The Buyer’s broker had all of the documents they needed, including the resale certificate at their fingertips to share and discuss with their clients.

  • Karen has multilingual escrow teams and brokers to assist, as needed.  

  • Karen skillfully handled a smooth closing. The Sellers were delighted with the outcome and smooth and efficient sale.

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