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Testimonials

 

Susan Rankin – buyer

“Kara was absolutely amazing in helping us buy the home of our dreams and I cannot say enough positive things about the entire experience with Kara and her husband Paul (also a realtor with Sotheby’s). I will eternally be grateful to both of them for enabling us to now live in this incredible house!!! Kara took the time to understand the criteria we were looking for, sent all options to explore and then made sure that when we submitted a bid, it was a competitive offer based on her thorough research on the comps and what would be the ideal/terms/price etc. Kara knew the market and what it would take to secure our dream house BUT she and Paul were also adamant that we not “over pay”. Paul also pre-read all the house disclosures and translated this into layman’s terms which was invaluable in understanding what we were really in for (ie: no surprises later). It was crystal clear Kara and Paul had our best long term interest in mind and operate with the highest integrity– it was not at all about “closing a deal”. Kara and Paul also worked closely with our banker on the best bid terms and then also worked closely with the title company to close on the house in a seamless fashion. Once we closed, they hooked me up with an amazing handy man and Kara & Paul came over to the house to review the entire inspection report with the handyman to ensure the high priority items were addressed and review the property with us and the selling agent to ensure there was a seamless hand-off from previous owners. I feel extremely fortunate and cannot thank Kara and Paul enough for helping us land our true dream house!”

Joe & Hila S. – seller

“Joe and I picked the worst time to sell our condo in the Richmond district, right before the holidays 2005. On top of that, the market was starting to soften. Still, Kara took our home and staged it to look like a catalogue home, than proceeded to send out hundreds of flyers, and, most importantly, call agents of buyers she felt would be interested in our property. It paid off. After two weeks of showings and lots of anxiety, we sold our home. we even got over asking. This was something we didn’t think was possible given our timing and the market trend.”

Mark & Heidi F. – buyer and seller

“As many people know, buying a home can be a very stressful time. Let alone, buying and selling in the same month. I wanted to extend our deepest gratitude to Kara and the entire Warrin Team for making this process so manageable. From the first time we met, she clearly demonstrated a collective calmness and thorough understanding of the real estate market. It was also so helpful and unexpected to have Kara’s continual support and her unbelievable ability to visualize what the rest us would never be able to imagine. You have both truly made our dream a reality. We sincerely appreciate your time, your patience and your professionalism. We are your two newest fans”

Don & Patricia C. – seller

“Paul and Kara transformed our Marina flat into a showcase home. Paul’s market knowledge and Kara’s keen sense of style, proved to be a powerful combination. At every stage of the process, Paul exceeded our expectations. His market knowledge, negotiating skills, and insistence on perfection in preparing and marketing was simply extraordinary. Although Paul’s services are in high demand, he always made us feel as though we were his only client.”

Jennifer & Nick W. – buyer and seller

“Kara is a dynamic, powerhouse agent who made the experience of both buying and selling in the complicated Marin market a nearly effortless experience for us.  When we purchased a house, her extensive knowledge of the market, deep local contacts, and utmost professionalism allowed us to find exactly the property we wanted.  While preparing the house to sell, Kara’s exquisite design sense, her willingness to go far above and beyond to show the house to its advantage, and her savvy marketing skills enabled us to get absolute top dollar for the property.  Moreover, the importance Kara placed on responsiveness is unparalleled – no question seemed too small or too silly, and from start to finish her focus on every aspect of our transactions not only reduced our stress, but actually made us feel pampered throughout the process.”