"Karen had excellent knowledge of the market in general at the time and of the area we were in specifically. She made several suggestions to make our house more appealing to potential buyers and at a time when sales were very slow we had a contract within 3 months. It was great working with her."
"We just wanted to take the time to thank you for the outstanding work you did for us on our house. Technology is amazing. We were a little skeptical at first (buying a house in Virginia while we were still in Hawaii), but through your use of your walk-through tours of the house with photos, the floor plans (wonderfully drawn up by Art), the constant Internet chats and emails, it all worked out really well."
"Karen is an exceptional REALTOR® who sold our home in Dale City for the price it was listed within days. She has the experience to know how to stage our home and advertise it for a quick sale. She was very professional but you felt as if you were working with a long time friend. Karen helped us move from the listing, negotiations, and closing without a problem due to her many years of experience in the real estate market. If we were to buy or sell a property in the future we would contact Karen immediately."
"Over the past 24 years Karen has sold 3 homes to us and sold 3 homes for us. She recently sold us our 4th home. Her knowledge and thoroughness made the process much easier. We appreciate her skill and patience."
"Karen has helped me sell two properties and buy one. The first home I sold was empty when it went on the market. She would go over after a showing to make sure it was locked up and in good condition. She kept me informed all the way through the process. She was always prompt when an offer came in and went over options with me. Her marketing ideas kept buyers viewing the property. At one point I was traveling and even then she kept in touch. I appreciated knowing that she was there to keep an eye on the property.
Recently, Karen helped me find a condo with a view. I would call her and within a day we were off visiting various locations. When I wanted to revisit some she was available and willing. Her help going through the condo to look for repairs gave me confidence that I was choosing a place I could live in. When negotiating the purchase she would give me options but left it up to me as to what I wanted to do (very professional). I recommend her as an agent for both selling and buying property in this area."
"Normally, selling a home long distance is very difficult. Your market analysis and marketing strategy helped us obtain a higher sales price than we would have expected. You made the distance between Atlanta and Fairfax seem irrelevant since you handled all the local issues and kept us fully informed every step of the way. Thank you!"
"My search for a home in the Prince William County area began in 2011. Since I had never purchased a home before, I wanted an experienced Realtor – and that's what I got with Karen Kruschka. I sought Karen out after learning of her decades of experience in the area, and reputation. Karen took the time to explain and show me the best locations in the area based on my work site, lifestyle, and income.
Despite the fact that I was not eligible for a VA loan until summer of 2012, Karen was proactive and stayed in contact to keep me informed on listings and available homes throughout the year. When the time finally came to buy in July of 2012, Karen made it a breeze. Not only did Karen help me find the perfect home, but she also made sure that I closed on time and got the best interest rate through some competitive loan options. The most important aspect is that I trusted Karen with everything – and Karen delivered!
I recommend Karen to any potential buyers in the Northern Virginia area."
"After having lived in the Woodbridge area for 17 years, my wife and I decided to relocate closer to our oldest daughter and her family. For months before even putting our home on the market, Karen was always willing to make time to show us potential properties close to the Bristow area. We did not know exactly what we were looking for, but Karen always remained patient and willing to let us get our house hunting "fix". Unable to find a home that met our needs, we finally decided to go ahead and put our current home on the market, knowing our exhaustive search had not provided any potential options for a new home. With Karen's knowledge of the market and how to appropriately market our home, she was able to find a buyer within several weeks of the listing. We never had to worry about anything during the selling process, leaving everything in her capable hands. When finally finding a home in our desired area, Karen once again represented us in a very competent, professional manner, making the buying process as non-stressful as she had during the selling of our old home."
"We were My wife and I moved to the area last year. referred to Karen and had an ongoing dialogue with her before we ever got here. She was promptly responsive to all our questions and engaging from the get-go, finding out about or situation and what we were looking for. When we arrived in the area she was ready to hit the ground running. Very knowledgeable about the local area, honest and upfront about all our questions. We found the perfect home for our needs/wants in a wonderful community and with Karen's help went from search, to offer, to closing right on schedule. During the negotiating process, she was always in our corner, but tactful and professional with the sellers in expressing our interests. We highly recommend Karen if you're looking for experienced, knowledgeable, loyal representation in Northern Virginia."
"On behalf of our family, we thank-you for your tireless effort in assisting with the sale of our sister's house in Virginia. Your understanding and willingness to work with our attorney and Pennsylvania law expectations to protect the financial interest of senior citizens is to be commended. The Pennsylvania court system has stringent laws and processes in place that required tireless effort on the part of a realtor to negotiate the sale of our sister's house. When I had a friend and real estate colleague in Pennsylvania conduct a search of REALTORS in the Manassas, Virginia area, your name was by far recommended as having the experience and willingness to manage cross state real estate sales. As the saying goes, your experience is priceless!"
"We came to Karen with a set of challenging requirements—a strict deadline, strict budget, extremely limited geographic area driven by the school district, and a picky list of desired property attributes. Fortunately, Karen is a consummate professional and was undaunted by our wants and needs. Her calm demeanor, patience, expert advice, in-depth research, and thorough follow through were key to helping us finally find a home that would meet our requirements.
The house we selected was being sold by a relocation company, which often results in a complicated home buying transaction. We also experienced HOA and closing inspection issues. Karen’s vast experience and tenacity helped ensure everything was taken care of to our satisfaction. It was truly like having a member of our family in our corner. We are as picky about our realtors as our homes, and will not hesitate to use Karen's services in the future."
"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the incredible effort and guidance that you provided my family through the sales process of this condo. I truly believe that it would not have gone as smoothly as it did if it weren't for you and your expertise. You and your husband have both be so generous to us with your time and knowledge I absolutely can not express the gratitude I feel."
"Karen Kruschke is the person you want to help you find a house to buy or lease. Karen is tireless , meticulous, and professional.
A couple of years ago Karen helped me find a house to lease when I first came to Virginia. Most recently she helped my fiance and me find a house that was just right for our needs at a price we could afford. In today's market there are so many variables that seem to change every day. If it is a house that nobody else wants you probably will have a lot of time to make an offer on it. But for that special house that has all of your requirements at a good price you have to act within days, if not within hours. I didn't have time to tirelessly watch the listings. But Karen watched them daily and let me know instantly when one came up I wanted to see."
Probably one of Karen's best attributes is that she listens. She heard and took note of the little things I said I wanted in a house. More importantly, she listened to my fiance and garnered the little facts that made it all come together. Karen never gave up. We looked at dozens of homes over a six month period. Even when I felt like giving up, she pressed on. Karen was tenacious when it came to finding the exact house I wanted. I heartily recommend Karen for all of your real estate needs. Karen's not just another real estate agent, she is a professional real estate expert who cares about, and enjoys, what she does!"
"Karen, I want to tell you how much I enjoyed my recent home selling and buying experience with Re/Max. Especially, I want to commend you for your smooth, confident, professional experience. You walked me through an overwhelming maize of listings on-line and made the selection process seem doable. Then when an Alaskan cruise (planned months earlier) coincided with critical property decisions being made in NC and VA, you coordinated every detail smoothly with my NC Re/Max representative (and me via Internet on cruise ship) to keep everything on track. It all happened like clockwork. I highly recommend you to my friends for their real estate needs. Thank You!"
"I highly recommend Karen Kruschka as an experienced, responsive and knowledgeable real estate agent. Within 3 weeks of our listing, we had a very good contract which met our financial and personal needs. This contract came after our previous agent dropped us as clients because we were not willing to accept an offer for less than our bottom line. This agent stated that there was no way we were going to get the house price we wanted. Well, Karen quickly proved her wrong.
She was very helpful throughout the selling process with her support and wisdom. As opposed to our previous agent, she never pressured us to accept anything that we were not comfortable with, and if anything she was extremely good at cautioning us not to take offers that were not in our best interest. Additionally, she was excellent in her availability and responsiveness, promptly returning phone calls, etc.
Because of all her excellent qualities, I have no hesitation in highly recommending her as a real estate agent. She is knowledgeable, experienced, responsive and very professional."
"Thank you for all of your help in selling our townhouse.
We used Karen to buy our first house back in 2005 at the height of the market. She patiently guided us as we put in seven offers on the way to becoming homeowners. Her expert knowledge of the town was very valuable, as we were not from the area. She always made time for us and made us feel like million dollar clients, even with our budget being a fraction of that amount.
When it was time to sell that house this year, we knew we needed a market expert as we wanted to sell quickly. Karen's advice on which repairs were worth doing and advice on which rooms to stage helped make the sale successful. The professional photos she arranged and the well written listing drew immediate interest. Our house was under contract in four days. We received multiple offers and sold for over our asking price. Karen was in regular contact with all parties and took care of everything, ensuring a smooth closing with no surprises. We recommend Karen fully."
"Karen worked with us from start to finish on both selling and buying our home. She understood the type of home and neighborhood we were looking for, and had great insight on pricing and strategy. She worked well with other realtors, and was able to show us homes on short notice. Karen also coordinated with our financial institution to ensure a simultaneous settlement occurred, along with a short rent-back period, so we could more easily transition to our new home. We were very satisfied with Karen's level of service, attention to detail, and highly recommend her to anyone seeking a REALTOR."
"Karen I want to thank you for shepherding us through the sale of our home. You helped us through each step of the process from helping us to set the price for our home, to making sure the pictures were just right, and the final details of the settlement process. You also helped us greatly by being available to meet with the water testing company and the piano movers when we were on a preplanned vacation. We would definitely recommend you to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. Thank you!"