Karen is fantastic, and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house! Yes, she really is that good. Really.
- Poulsbo, WA
Karen was an absolute joy and made buying our first house in 35 years almost painless. She was a wealth of information about the local area - especially about a gluten free bakery. Most important, she really listened to what our requirements were. All of the properties she showed us were great. Once we wanted to make an offer, she spent considerable time explaining the process and helped us negotiate a price considerably under the asking price.
One more thing - about 10 days after we made our offer, our financing fell through. Karen saved the day by referring us to a mortgage broker. We were able to re-qualify in 36 hours AND still close on time. We would have lost our dream property without her help.
- Bainbridge Island, WA
Karen is a joy to work with and her knowledge of the local area and beyond was so helpful. We were purchasing a second home from out of state and she guided us through the entire process. Her response to our numerous emails and phone calls was exceptional. As we have settled into our new home she continues to stay in touch with helpful contacts, local events and Island life in general. We are grateful to have met a true professional and a new friend.
- Bainbridge Island, WA
Karen is by far the best and the most competent realtor I have ever worked with. Her knowledge and experience with contracts, her attention to detail, and fighting for the best for her clients, gives her clients real trust and comfort as they work through these major decisions. She sold my property in record time and has helped me through the process of finding another home. I would recommend Karen to anyone.
- Sequim, WA
Karen is an outstanding agent. I consider myself a savvy buyer/seller and watched the local market for 4-5 years before listing our home. From that activity I have talked with many agents and have always been somewhat suspicious of agents, but things just clicked with Karen when I met her at an open house. She was not a hard sell to get our business and took the time to get to know me and my family to really understand our needs and goals. When it came time to list, it was natural to go with Karen. She is very knowledgeable of our local market, she brought in a professional stager and prepared a punch list of activities to complete and big ticket items to have reviewed prior to any offer so we would not be surprised with anything during an inspection. This put us in a much better negotiating position when an offer was in hand.
She also helped us find a home once ours sold (approx 21 days), again applying her knowledge of what to pay attention to and her ability to negotiate in our favor. She kept us on track with knowing what was on both the must have's and our wish list, keeping it all real and manageable. Karen is also very responsive and has great follow-through.
After all the I's dotted, T's crossed, Karen continues to remain in contact and we consider her part of our family.
- Poulsbo, WA
Karen is amazing! You will not find another real estate agent who is more responsive and knows the real estate business for both buying and selling. She understands YOUR needs, sifts through the minutia and takes care of the details that matter, whether buying or selling. She has a most keen sense of perspective and ensures the entire transaction is grounded and ultimately successful. She knows her business, the community and psychology of buying and selling Do not call anyone else - Karen is the best!
- Poulsbo, WA
For us Karen was an excellent agent. She was very professional as she asked questions about our housing wishes and then led us to zer-in on our top priorities. Her knowledge of the Kitsap area and more specifically of Bainbridge Island led us to the ideal home.
- Battle Point, Bainbridge Island, WA
"Karen is AMAZING! As first time home buyers, we needed all the help we could get and Karen really covered all of our bases for us! She even bought a hose and watered the flowers at the home we were buying while we waited to close! (We were out of state) She always kept us updated on the home buyingprocess and had our best interests in mind. I can't say enough nice things about this wonderful lady! If we ever sell, we will definitely use her services and we highly recommend her to others!"
"Karen is a real pro and a really warm person. She helped me buy my current house. I was a total stress case about making such a big decision. But Karen anticipated every step, kept me on track, found me a great mortgage broker, scheduled people to give me estimates for work that needed to be done, and gave me referrals to people for various services. She was great at negotiating the house price, too. And all the way through the process, she was always calm and upbeat. Can't say enough good things about her!"
"I interviewed several real estate brokers before putting my home up for sale. I chose Karen Keefe. She sold my home in less than a day for five thousand more than I was asking. Ms. Keefe is insightful, dedicated, thorough and a superb communicator. She would get back to me within a few minutes by phone, email or text messages. Every question or concern was considered important.
Ms. Keefe is able to multitask her way through complex scenarios with dispatch and select a highly professional strategy that brings the the seller and buyer to a closing both find to be in their best interest.
Karen Keefe is the epitome of the professional real estate broker."
"We highly recommend Realtor Karen Keefe.
During an overseas active duty mobilization in the armed forces, my wife and I had no choice but to sell our rental house on Bainbridge Island. It was the absolute worst time in which to sell property: the housing market had just imploded and our lender – Washington Mutual – was circling the drain.
But thanks to Karen, what started out as a potential nightmare turned into a smooth transaction. She quickly took charge of getting the house ready for market, finding all the necessary people to take care of clean-up and deferred maintenance issues. She kept us fully informed on viewings and when the final offer came in, she shepherded it through to successful completion. Through it all, she was diligent, detail oriented and highly professional. Simply put, without Karen’s expert help we couldn't have done it.
We found Karen to be extremely knowledgeable. She is dependable, warm and personable, open and honest, and most importantly, she possesses the highest level of integrity and loyalty. With Karen, we always knew that she was looking out for our best interest. Choose Karen Keefe for your real estate needs and you will not be disappointed!"
"Karen was a great agent. Listened to everything I said and found homes that met my needs. Gave great insight into the market trends and timing. The only reason I was unable to close any deals was my own trepidation having just been divorced I was undecisive. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for an agent."
"Karen made the difficult process of selling our home smooth and easy. It was always a pleasure to communicate with her. She helped me understand the intricacies and implications of a short sale. Not only did she represent our interests in the sale, she worked with our short-sale attorney and communicated with our lender on our behalf. Karen was an outstanding advocate for us throughout the process. I wholeheartedly recommend Karen Keefe. She is professional, knowledgeable and kind."