"Karen is WONDERFUL!!! We could not recommend her highly enough! Karen was our agent for both selling our current house and purchasing a new one. Karen did an exceptional job guiding us through the whole process - bringing her extensive local knowledge and experience to the table. Her background in home staging helped us get our house on the MLS and under contract within 7 days. She masterfully managed through the challenges of buying and selling with a Hubbard clause. On the purchasing side, her understanding of real estate practices coupled with keen negotiating skills helped get us a great deal. Aside from her expertise - she's a wonderful person and was terrific to work with through what can be a very stressful process. She was consistently available and always went above and beyond to help (including packing up her kids and dog at dinner time to come let us into our locked house!) If you're looking for an agent in the Farmington Valley area for buying or selling - we HIGHLY recommend Karen!"
S.D. Power -Simsbury, CT
"Karen is very personable and easy to work with. She responds to e-mails and phone calls right away. She is very efficient and quick with all paperwork. She helped us with our offer price and our inspection negotiations very well. Karen is very familiar with all of the Towns in the Farmington Valley. She has good professional relationships with regional Realtors. She also clearly abides by all Realtor ethics. She holds her clients' information in confidence while counselling the pluses and minuses of different decisions that her clients must make through the process."
Carl -Simsbury, CT
"Facing the daunting task of selling and purchasing a home simultaneously, I set out hoping to find an agent who would not only be knowledgeable and familiar with the Farmington Valley real estate market, but also take the time to understand my unique situation and respond to me in a timely manner. I met with several agents at the beginning of my search and Karen immediately stood out as someone who would not only bring knowledge to the table but also a very personalized and professional selling and buying experience. After meeting Karen, there were no other decisions to be made - we signed papers with her right away! Always well prepared, Karen worked with us to quickly find qualified buyers for our home and proved to be a strong negotiator in both the sale and purchase of our new home. I never felt like I was just another client in a rolodex and never felt forgotten about. With Karen, quality of service always, always came first. If you are searching for a Realtor with extensive knowledge of the local housing market, unparalleled professionalism, and strong negotiation skills, then you should consider your search complete."
Clare -Simsbury, CT
"Karen provided excellent service both in selling our house and in helping us find our forever home! She was responsive to our wishes and excellent at communicating with us each step of the way! She made the house selling and buying process as smooth as it could be!"
"Karen Mendes responded to an inquiry from my (now) fiancé and myself at 10 p.m., on a Sunday evening!!! She called us in five minutes after reading of our interest on Zillow. She was so energetic, professional, kind, funny and genuine. Needless to say, we knew she was the only Realtor for us. In the next gruelling 3-4 months, she helped us to sell two homes and buy a new home of our dreams. She was consistently, "on the job", and always available for us, both physically, to see houses and meet about everything we needed as well as emotionally, to experience the hard times of letting go of things as well as the glory of new beginnings. She felt all our feelings as if she was attached to us! I don't think we have ever met anyone quite as special as Karen. She goes above and beyond, consistently, as if it were her own family she was helping. The pictures she took of us in front of our new home together and the tears and joy we all shared together were the icing on the cake. Thank you Karen, for everything."
Jackie and Steve -New Hartford, CT
"Unfortunately Karen was the third realtor we contracted to sell our home. I am convinced that if we had originally contracted with her our house would not have been on the market so long. Karen is honest and has an excellent grasp of what today's buyers are looking for and she has an insightful approach to handling negotiations with perspective buyers. She takes on the appropriate number of listings so that she can give you personalized attention, like a special boutique and not like a big box store . She maintained excellent communication with us through out the process. I would strongly recommend her to anyone selling their home. After our home was under contract, Karen then also helped us find and purchase a new home. Buying and selling can be very stressful, Karen's knowledge and guidance provided great ease throughout both processes."
We had the good fortune of meeting Karen when we called to see a house for sale. She arranged numerous showings for us and patiently waited while we figured out a budget for repairs and renovations. Karen communicates well. Phone calls, texts and emails to her were always answered promptly. We also used Karen's service selling our house. She researched our area for home sale prices, helped us stage the house, held open houses and did follow ups on interested parties. Karen is very knowledgeable in her field and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her and would definitely use Karen's services again.
"We had a handful of agents walk through our house and tell us not to sell; they told us that our raised ranch would sit on the market, that it wouldn’t sell, that we should wait. Karen was one of the few who gave us the confidence to go ahead and list. She worked with us and helped us prepare our home and assured us that with her marketing savvy, she would find us a buyer. We were under contract only a month later. We have already recommended her to several of our friends."
“We were working with Karen as first time home buyers and she was very patient, and knowledgeable. She gave us great advice and helped us find our first home. We had a previous experience with a real estate agent that was less desirable so we were leery of finding someone that would work well with us. She was very professional, had a great personality and was wonderful to work with. I would choose her again if we needed a real estate agent.”