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Buy + Sell

Buy & Sell

Whether you’re looking to purchase a property, sell your investment or simply know more about your home’s value in today’s market, Karen will put your priorities front and center. With her team supporting her and with strong systems in place, Karen will be your best advocate throughout your next real estate transaction. Her knowledge of neighborhood micro-markets – in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Mercer Island and the greater Seattle area – will be a true advantage as you receive real-time market insights and benefit from smart negotiation strategies.

If you are buying a home, condo or investment property, Karen and her team will seamlessly adhere to your investment range and timetable. If you are selling your home, whether it’s your starter home or a luxury waterfront estate, Karen and team have the marketing systems and the industry connections to find the right buyer and get the highest return for you. Your home purchase or sale will be successful, smooth and enjoyable with Karen’s battle-tested, proven approach.

 

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New Construction

New Construction

Karen’s background in new construction sales and marketing is a huge advantage for anyone navigating the new construction market. Her clients praise her ability to select and negotiate the best lots, floor plans, location and builder. Karen has been Sales Team Manager of master planned communities and condos in Bellevue, Renton and Seattle and has represented The Burnsteads, one of our region’s most respected builders. She is intimately familiar with the qualities of local and national builders of top-tier custom homes and master planned communities.

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Relocation

Relocation

Moving to the Seattle area? Karen goes above and beyond to ensure your safe landing. Karen and her team will map out the perfect plan for both your home search and your move. They’ll generate the information you need, including details about neighborhoods and the pulse of the market. Before you arrive, Karen’s team will be your feet on the ground and can take you on virtual tours of local properties. Moving away? Karen and her team can of course help with your local property sale, AND they have vetted resources to help with your relocation, including white-glove packing and moving vendors. They also have an exceptional referral network of top brokers across the country and world; you can rely on them to find the right broker for you who will pick up where they left off.

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Investment

Investment

Planning to sell your investment property or add to your real estate portfolio? A significant percentage of Karen's clients are investors and they benefit from her efficiently-run systems focused on the purchase and sale of investment properties. She has a track record of successfully helping clients orchestrate 1031 exchanges. And by teaming up with Windermere Property Management Karen provides real-time rental rates and a full complement of property management resources. Karen’s knowledge and investor toolkit are huge advantages whenever her clients look to buy a new asset or sell an existing investment property.

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Luxury

Luxury

As an accredited Luxury Property Specialist, Karen is uniquely positioned to help both sellers wishing to market a high-end home and buyers wishing to acquire a notable residence. Her understanding of the upper end marketplace includes very specific knowledge about the financial and lifestyle value attached to waterfront properties, country estates and downtown penthouses. Karen has built strong systems in place for marketing luxury listings. These include her affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International, the Premier Properties program, the W Collection brand, and a thoughtfully curated network of top-producing brokers to whom she directly markets each luxury listing.

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Seniors

Seniors

When seniors move after many years in their residence, there’s often work and stress for all involved. Karen understands that her primary job in a senior transition – along with being an exceptional negotiator who helps maximize the seller’s financial opportunity – is to make the process as stress-free and satisfying as possible. As a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist, Karen excels at mapping out a thoughtful plan and tailored timetable that work best for the client and their family. She and her team will also organize a host of resources for packing, decluttering, making repairs large and small, and moving the senior’s possessions and memories to the next residence.

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