KAREN BAUM

    KAREN BAUM

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    (23 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 5.0
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    2018
    12/11/18
    April gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen is top notch! We moved from Oregon as first time home buyers, and only had a couple days to look at houses while we were in town. We needed a lot of guidance and education about the process from beginning to end. Karen spent all day with us taking us to as many houses as we wanted, and offered her valuable opinions and advice to help us figure out exactly what we were looking for. Her knowledge of the city is second to none, and her outgoing personality made it easy to talk with her and ask her questions. She made the entire process better than imagined, and we would have been lost without her. Karen's responsiveness was also such a huge plus as she was available no matter the day and time. Her support has also continued past us becoming homeowners by providing ongoing recommendations for house maintenance and repair as well as trusted referrals which has been invaluable. I would recommend Karen to anyone in a heartbeat as she went the extra mile for anything we needed, thanks Karen!
    10/23/18
    Mike gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    I cannot imagine having a better partner in buying and selling a home than Karen. It's scary to think of all the mistakes I might have made and opportunities I may have missed were it not for Karen's professional experience and guidance. Truly it became a reflex whenever we had questions or any uncertainty to simply drop Karen a line and await her clarification and suggestion. She provided a tremendous peace of mind and confidence at every step of the process. Her integrity, knowledge, availability, and advocacy for our interests and objectives were absolutely indispensable in this process. I struggle to choose particular strengths as listed, because I can think of examples when each of them were on display. She shepherded us through the entire process from start to finish, and provided genuine care and support at every level. I cannot imagine being in better hands during such a crucial process. I am thankful at every level for our relationship and the value she provided, going far above and beyond any expectation.
    10/14/18
    Ashley gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen was amazing through the entire buying and selling process. We combined two households into one and Karen made the experience a wonderful memory that we will cherish as part of our forever story. She communicates, advises, and goes after what you want. She gets to know you and anticipates your wants and needs before you even know what they are. She is trustworthy and will do anything to help make buying/selling a positive experience. I'm happy to say that not only is Karen our realtor for life, she is also now a friend. Thank you Karen!
    09/12/18
    Pete gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    What an outstanding experience! Between us we have purchased three other homes over the last 35 years and this was by far the most enjoyable experience we have ever had buying a home. Karen was a great blessing to us! She was extremely professional throughout the process. She was very knowledgeable and helpful at every step; excellent attention to detail. Karen definitely earned our trust such that we consider her a part of our family! Pete and Jeanne Peterson and Katie and Mandie and Gram.
    Response from KAREN
    09/23/18
    Pete, you have such a beautiful family and it was pure joy to help make this work for you. I know you're going to have many, many years of happiness in your new home!
    08/19/18
    Beverly gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen came highly recommended to me by my daughter and son-in-law. She was a Godsend to them and me. She has the patience for silly questions and determination to find the right home. There was some difficulty finding a home in the area I wanted in my price range, but she stuck with me and lost sleep along with me. She got me into a great house in a great neighborhood for my price. I'd recommend her to anyone.
    Response from KAREN
    08/22/18
    Bev, you are so sweet, thank you. I'm so glad that we found your perfect home!
    06/04/18
    Marilyn gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen get all 10's from us - meaning it doesn't get any better than that!! She is very professional, is incredibly patient, caring, trustworthy, she listens - she tried very hard to find us the house of our dreams, but showed us many more - just in case - because we asked her to. It is obvious she loves her job and takes it very seriously. We hit the jackpot when we met Karen at an open house several months ago.
    Response from KAREN
    08/22/18
    It continues to be a fun journey! I love working with you both and hope it never ends!
    05/11/18
    Dustin gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen is the most professional, knowledgeable and client first agent that my wife and I have met. I can honestly say, without Karen's vast expertise across her field; we would not have successfully made it through the complicated home buying process in its entirety. She knew every step before it happened and how to get through it without stress. Thank you Karen, for an amazing home buying experience.
    Response from KAREN
    08/22/18
    You have the most beautiful family and I'm so glad I got to be a part of this milestone. I wish you many happy years in your new home!
    03/29/18
    Janice gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    We didn't buy a million dollar home, but we were treated like a million by a one in a million realtor! Karen went above and beyond what I would have expected from a realtor by processing our paperwork while out of town and by offering her expert advice and helping us to achieve the "winning bid" in a very competitive real estate market. She processed our paperwork as if we were the only buyers on the planet and this was for a less than average price home purchase. She is more than professional, she is a true gem and wholly dedicated to her clients and willing to go the extra mile to use her negotiating skills. I have already recommended Karen to others looking for a realtor and will happily continue to recommend her. Karen truly knows the meaning of Customer Service and we feel we were so fortunate to have had the benefit of that customer service!
    Response from KAREN
    03/29/18
    Jan and Les, if I could give clients a review, you would get 5-stars! You were absolutely wonderful to work with, especially in this very temperamental climate. Your willingness to move quickly and negotiate all terms is what made you have the winning bid! I am blessed to have clients like you. Thank you.
    02/26/18
    Sue gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen was amazing. Seemless experience. She worked so great with us and was very accommodating. She helped us find our forever home. We cant thank her enough. Thank you Karen and Bill. You are part of our family now.
    Response from KAREN
    03/29/18
    Sue and Jeff, thank you for sharing this journey with me. I know I have made friends for life. I loved getting to know you and your beautiful family! And, thank you for having such a great sense of humor through all the ups and downs of these multiple transactions! LOL! It was quite a ride!
    2017
    11/01/17
    Jamison gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen is like family to my wife and I now. She is such a wonderful person, she made certain that the house we bought was the one we loved. She didn’t treat us like customers, we were treated like family. She was with us every step of the way in the home buying process and was always available to give guidance to us first time home buyers. We can’t say enough about how happy we are to have worked with Karen and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
    Response from KAREN
    03/29/18
    Jamison and Ashley - you are family now. The greatest joy of my job is finding forever homes for families just starting out on their journey. I can't wait to watch yours grow over the years! Enjoy your beautiful home!
    09/15/17
    Trieste gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen was great to work with and if I ever buy another house it will definitely be through her. She was professional and listen to everything that we wanted and made sure that she found everything that matched the qualifications of the house that we were looking for. She has a great personality and is just an amazing person all around, I would work with her again in a heartbeat.
    Response from KAREN
    03/29/18
    T and Chuck, I am so excited for you and your new home. It's just so perfect for you! I think you're going to have years of wonderful memories there. Thank you for letting me be a part of this journey with you.
    09/08/17
    Denise gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen has been a godsend in helping me sell my house. She walked me through each step, explaining her ideas, listening to mine. She helped me through closing. She is upbeat, funny and a joy to work with. I would recommend her to friends, family, anyone. Major thumbs up!!!
    Response from KAREN
    03/29/18
    Denise, denise, denise! I just love you to death! Helping you and the girls get moved out and moving on was a wonderful experience. You are such a sweet, sweet family! Thank you!
    08/02/17
    Nathan gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen is awesome. In a few weeks time we bought and sold a house She walked me through everything. Both she and her husband bill went well beyond any experience I've had with a realtor in helping me make informed decisions and getting prepped for buying and selling. She was always available by text and phone. And drove out to the property mulitiple times so I could be confident in my decision. I'd highly recommend her to any friend.
    Response from KAREN
    03/29/18
    Nathan, you are by far the most creative of all of my clients. Your vision for what you wanted was so clear and I'm glad we were able to find you just the perfect home. I expect to see lots of great things sprouting up out there in Louisburg!
    07/31/17
    Josh gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    There's not enough room to write the type of review that would do Karen Baum justice. Karen is the BEST realator by far and if that's all your expecting you won't be disappointed. She will find you the best house for your family and work diligently on your behalf. But Karen is an even better person and her kindness and compassion for you and your family go well above and beyond the normal description of a realator. Karen Baum found us the perfect house in a great location and then did everything she could possibly do to ensure deadlines were met and we got everything we deserved as the buyer. Karen showed an unprecedented amount of care and really made a lasting impression on me and my family so much so that we don't consider her a realator we consider her a dear friend. If you are looking for a realator or know someone who is stop looking and call this woman. She will not let you down, she will do for you what she's done for me and you will have an amazing friend when all is said and done. Karen Baum is an outstanding realator and an amazing person. Trust me, you will not regret choosing her!
    Response from KAREN
    03/29/18
    Josh, the best part of helping you find your home was watching you with your son. I loved seeing the love between you and can't wait to watch him grow!
    07/15/17
    Richard gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen's REAL energy, enthusiasm, and talent--- defies any stereotypical negatives previously associated with your neighborhood, friendly realtor and redefines the term 'real estate professional'....Her ability to listen for what's really important to you, assess realistically where you should be looking, navigate through the emotions of the search process, and give you guidance on how to get the best possible deal whether you're buying or selling is uncanny. Integrity, character, authenticity---an absolute joy to work with----is all truth and no hyperbole with this brilliant woman & unparalleled professional. I can't speak highly enough of her---she will have a positive impact on both your task at hand, and your life!
    Response from KAREN
    03/29/18
    Rich, you are so sweet. Thank you for all of the kind words, but really, YOU were the star of this transaction! You had so much to deal with and you handled everything with class.
    07/14/17
    Bill gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen Baum is a real estate genius! I’m no spring chicken when it comes to buying and selling homes. I’ve completed 17 real estate transactions over the years. I can’t accept that there could be a more highly qualified, caring, hard-working and competent real estate professional on the planet than Karen. The purchase and sale of a home is often the largest financial transaction most people will make in their lives. There are so many elements and issues involved with buying or selling a home. Why leave anything to chance? I would NEVER use anyone but Karen!! I know others who have used her too, and they all feel the same as me. Bill B.
    Response from KAREN
    07/15/17
    Thank you so much! It's been a pleasure working with you over the years.
    06/08/17
    Lindsey gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    I would like to say thank you Karen Baum!!! You are a wonderful agent to work with, either buying or selling! You go above and beyond to ensure a smooth transition during this stressful time. Your patience and compassion are true values that are not common this day and age. With these two characteristics, out of the many you have, is one of the biggest reasons you have such true success, professionally and personally. Thank you
    Response from KAREN
    06/08/17
    Lindsey, thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure to work with you!
    05/27/17
    Tyler gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    This was one of the most enjoyable home experiences we've ever had... and we've moved a lot the last 12 years! Here are some of the things Karen does uniquely well: - Prioritizes her client's satisfaction above ANYTHING else. This stretches beyond just the real-estate transaction and into the "move" and "home life." - Navigates the frustration of all the paperwork with a lot of humor and calmness. We had a LOT of changes and probably signed 100 documents BEFORE the closing...but Karen handled it with ultimate professionalism. - Negotiates well. This is a big deal because you want the best possible deal when purchasing your home. Karen was creative in the way she negotiated and wasn't afraid to recommend various strategies at each turn. This helped us get the best bang for our buck...and also keep the seller satisfied. - After the Sell - Karen doesn't stop. She believes in complete satisfaction and has followed up to ensure we are happy. In fact, we realized we had left some leaves + stuff in the yard of the house we sold....her and her husband were kind enough to use their trailer and go haul it away. Seriously, we can't express enough of how impressed we were with Karen. We've built a great appreciation for her and her profession....and now consider her a family friend. You will NOT be disappointed with Karen.
    Response from KAREN
    06/08/17
    Tyler and May, you are so thoughtful. Thank you for making my day! Enjoy that awesome new home of yours!!
    04/21/17
    Guy gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Not only was Karen an absolute joy to work with she was also professional, kind, and extremely patient while we searched for our new home. Top notch individual all the way!
    Response from KAREN
    04/23/17
    Guy, YOU are the best! Thanks for your kind words.
    03/24/17
    Catherine gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen was such a pleasure to work with. She helped us to find a great home that fit our family's specific needs in a short time frame. She was very patient and really listened to what we were looking for. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area we were looking at which was invaluable since we were not. As first time home buyers we felt she really took care of us every step of the way. Through the search process, buying process, and even after we signed, Karen helped to make us feel comfortable every step of the way. We recommend her as an agent to all our friends and family and would definitely work with her again.
    Response from KAREN
    03/26/17
    Catherine, that is so sweet. I really loved working with you both. Thank you so much.
    03/14/17
    Susan gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen responded to my call immediately with a knowledge of the local real estate market and an air of professionalism that immediately put me at ease. She listened to my needs and followed through with a dedication that made me feel understood and important. I highly recommend Karen!
    Response from KAREN
    03/14/17
    Thank you, Susan. You make my job easy! You're the best!
    03/14/17
    Amee gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Karen is absolutely amazing to work with, she truly cares about helping and goes above and beyond. While our journey to sell our home and buy a new one can be overwhelming at times, Karen's help and knowledge makes it easier. I definitely recommend Karen whether you are looking to buy or sell. You will not be disappointed.
    Response from KAREN
    03/14/17
    Awww, Amee, you are so sweet! You and Kevin are the best sellers ever! I've been very lucky! Thanks for the kind words!
    03/13/17
    Zee gave KAREN 5 stars out of 5
    Sweetest person who genuinely cares about finding you a place, and I'm not easy to work with.
    Response from KAREN
    03/14/17
    Thank you so much! I love working with you!

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