Karin was very effective in getting our 2-bedroom ranch house sold in only 17 days for a price we were quite satisfied with. We came to Karin in March not realizing the amount of work ahead of us to fix up and stage our 2-bedroom ranch house in time for a summer sale. Karin told us what to fix and where to spend our time, money, and energy. I used to joke that she never left without giving me and my contractor more To Dos. But when the work was done, the house looked fantastic!
Karin was always very careful never to lead us on or give false hopes about the investment we needed to make and how much she could sell the house for. While other brokers gave us listing prices so high that even we laughed, we later learned that this is called buying a listing and won’t amount to much. Karin was ever the realist and guided us expertly and ethically on a price range that was obtainable.
The main reason I instantly knew Karin was the broker for us was because it was obvious she was extremely proficient at getting the right things done in a timely fashion. She thinks very strategically and nothing is lost on her. There were at least five points along the way when we needed to take quick action or the process of staging/listing/negotiating and closing the house could have really fallen apart. Karin anticipated all these potential breakdown points, proactively intervened, and sped them to resolution within a day or two.
Karin’s passion for staging houses was a pleasure to witness. She staged the house so beautifully so that potential buyers loved the house. With Karin’s staging expertise, the house showed at its best and buyers could see its full possibilities. When dual offers came in after only 17 days, we were delighted and relieved since we had our own schedule to be moved by.
Karin worked effectively with our lawyer as well and while post-inspection negotiations were going on between the buyers and us, she advised us wisely for which we were extremely grateful. Having had a background in contracts, Karin was able to question the finer points of agreements with our lawyer and communicated with him nicely.
Karin is someone you can absolutely trust to advise you of the truth based on her extended experience. She will not sugar coat the pill or give false hopes. She will keep you marching on to the successful sale of your house if you are able and willing to do the work involved that she suggests.
We were especially impressed since, at the time we listed in Bloomfield there were 200 other houses in town for sale! After our house went into contract in only 17 days, many many other houses continue to linger on the market even now! I highly recommend Karin Carson if you are considering selling your house.
Kristen and Stuart Hancox
Sale of 7 Cambridge Road, Bloomfield
Karin is a superb realtor. Karin helped us successfully sell our house in Montclair and provided excellent advice and guidance on the process and set up, managing all the maintenance and organisation of appointments to ensure that the process went very smoothly. As a UK citizen going through our first house selling process in the US I cannot recommend Karin enough – highly regarded!
James & Jenny Young Sale of 8 Argyle Road, Upper Montclair
“Tireless, Tenacious, Diligent & Creative.”
I have spent five years contemplating the prospect of moving and have had significant trepidation regarding the process. Karin Carson has been patient and entirely unruffled throughout every aspect. She was right about the pricing, she was right about the timing and she has consistently been right about every decision we have made. I had no idea how many complicated decisions went into a real estate transaction. I trust Karin completely and I have the utmost confidence that she considers everything and nothing falls between the cracks.
Karin Carson is tireless, tenacious, smart, diligent and creative. Without a doubt, Karin is the driving force of our very extended and complex transaction and I would not consider doing any kind of transaction in the future without her on board.
Amy & David Lilienfeld Listing of 9 Prospect Avenue, Montclair Purchase of 132 Inwood Avenue, Montclair
Karin is absolutely outstanding. She was very knowledgeable and thoughtful in all her interactions with us and gave us great advice about both selling our existing house and buying our new house. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of both transactions and our experience working with Karin. Highly recommended!
Garret Van Ryzin and Kim Holton
Sale of 41 Carolin Road, Montclair
I have worked with Karin on a number of transactions and she is diligent, honest, direct and uniquely capable. She definitely got me the best deal possible!
Listing of 35 Tuxedo Road, Montclair
“Multiple Offers Above Asking Price Within the First Week.”
Recently I took a job in the Philadelphia area that required us to move from our beloved home and town of Montclair. We turned to Karin for advice and guidance. Karin competently directed us through the process and in her very professional way, communicated the hard facts about the market and set our expectations realistically.
From staging advice to a multi-faceted marketing plan, Karin was our partner throughout the process. She has extensive expertise as a realtor generally and in the Montclair area specifically which was evident as we worked closely with her on setting the strategy. The end result was multiple offers, some above the asking price, within the first week.
I credit Karin for making the process go as well as it did. I highly recommend her as a trustworthy professional who knows the market and gives solid advice in such a reassuring way. These transactions can become very complicated, but Karin’s calm demeanor and solid communication skills ensured that our experience went well.
“Expert Guidance & Savvy Professionalism.”
As first time home buyers, my husband and I cannot thank Karin Carson enough for her expert guidance, savvy professionalism, and her endless store of patience as she guided us through the process of buying our first home. As a family with two young children, we sincerely appreciate the way Karin adapted herself with cheer and good humor to our needs: signing paperwork on the hood of the car while the baby napped, structuring home viewings around toddler temper tantrums, and making herself available to take phone calls and answer questions at night after the kids were in bed. Karin’s evident familiarity with the Montclair/Glen Ridge area, as well as her experience and expertise, were endlessly helpful to us as we navigated the search for, and eventual purchase of, our new home. Not only do we love our new house, but we love our new neighborhood – thanks so much to Karin for getting us here!
Kyra & Alan Wilder Purchase and subsequent sale of 5 Reynolds Place, Glen Ridge
“We Are So Grateful We Had the Sense to Listen to You.”
Every day we think about our house, we thank you for all your advice and admonitions about getting the house ready for sale. We realize all the more now that it has sold, that you are really aware of what’s happening in the market and we are so grateful that we had the sense to listen to you. Thank you again and again. We will happily recommend you to everyone we know. I understand that our lawyer has already recommended you to one of his clients. Good work!
Tamara & Leon Schneider Listing of 180 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair
I must thank you for everything you did to help us through a difficult time. Your professional conduct and efficient way of handling our transaction was great, and I must say you can sell my properties any time.
Dr. Ed Rigtrup
Sale of 197 Fernwood Avenue, Montclair
“An Offer in the First Weekend.”
Just wanted to take a minute in the midst of this huge process to thank you so much for all that you’ve done for me. You have been an amazing realtor to work with. I feel that I owe it all to you that I got an offer on my house the first weekend it went on the market…I am pleased and grateful for the offer. I want you to know how very much I appreciate all your efforts, your knowledge and expertise, and your professionalism.
Purchase of and subsequent sale of 46 College Avenue, Upper Montclair
Sale of 19 Ivanhoe Terrace, Bloomfield
I am writing to extend my enthusiastic recommendation of Karin Carson as a realtor for a buyer, seller, lessor or lessee in Northern New Jersey. I have been involved in a number of transactions with Ms. Carson in Montclair, and in all circumstances her efforts have been exemplary. She has always exhibited a keen knowledge of the markets, a respectful – and necessary – intensity with regard to follow-up on any action items, and a loyal interest to our needs.
Listed here are but a few examples of her noteworthy work:
1) Buyer of Home w/ Karin as Seller’s Agent Summer ’06: In the halcyon days of the real estate boom, Karin’s expert staging and mobbed showings elicited an aggressive bid war that garnered $400+ a Sq Ft for her clients, and a wonderful starter home for my wife and I.
2) Seller of Home w/ Karin as Seller’s Agent Spring ’08: With the real estate market on the precipice of collapse, Karin whipped us in to shape to get the house ready in time for a strategic spring weekend, crafted a detailed staging plan, got 50 viewings for our home in two weekends, and more importantly a solid offer. We were even and out!
3) Renter w/ Karin as our agent Spring ’09: Coming through in the clutch, Karin found us an incredible rental, with an rare of month to month lease in an unheard of two week’s notice. No small feat, given we were moving 3,000 miles BACK to Montclair, and it HAD to happen.
4) Buyer w/ Karin as our Agent Winter ’10: Here Karin showed the necessary patience and informed guidance to represent our purchase as we searched for many months for the ideal home to suit our needs.
Karin Carson, I trust I have shown, is a strong advocate for those in need of a home, and an ideal partner for those who are selling. I recommend her talents in full confidence that she will do for your family as she has done for mine. If you wise to speak of my experiences with Karin or in the Montclair Real Estate market, in general I am available at 718-406-3777.
Brian & Sachi Tripp Purchase, sale and rental of several properties in Montclair
Most recently sale of 8 Waterbury Road
Your manager assured us we were in good hands with you. Boy, what an understatement! From the start we were impressed with your knowledge of the marketplace and trusted your advice on competitively pricing our home…we’re grateful for your tireless efforts. With our Montclair house sold we can now look forward to living together under the same roof, and that’s priceless. Thank you, Karin.
Terry & Scott Parlee Listing and sale of 12 Burnside Street, Upper Montclair
I can’t thank you enough for all the hard work and diligence you put into selling my house. Your advice was spot on from the very beginning. Though there were times I didn’t want to hear what you needed to tell me, not once did you steer me wrong, and were always a few steps ahead of what was to happen next.
I appreciate how professional you are, and at the same time you feel like a good friend. I will miss Montclair and all it has to offer, but am very happy in my new life. The only regret I have is that when I go to sell my house here in Montana, I won’t be able to work with you as my Realtor.
Karin, you did all you said you would and then some. Thank you for making the ordeal of selling my home painless and very quick. I wish you all the best, and hope someday to see you again.
Sale of 64 Grandview Place, Montclair
We were relocated to CA and we worked with Karin to sell our beautiful Montclair NJ house in 2014. Karin had brilliant marketing ideas that resulted in a bidding war and we were able to sell the house almost 10% above our asking price. Karin is well familiar with Northern NJ area and knows all the ins and outs of every area. Working with Karin was a pleasure. Look no further!!! Karin is highly respected amount the realtors in the area and we will absolutely work with her again when we head back to the North East area
Nir and Jenny Sheep
Sale of 241 Grove Street, Montclair
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Karin selling our home. She was very professional, responsive and honest. Definitely recommend her to represent buyers and sellers.
Sale of 112 Clarewill, Upper Montclair
“Karin is the Picture of Real Estate Professionalism, Poise and Knowledge.”
Karin is the picture of professionalism, poise and knowledge. I have listed and sold two homes with her guidance and anticipate that she will be on my side for my next endeavor. To that point, I have purchased a home WITHOUT her involvement and I won’t make that mistake again. Her keen eye for strategic pricing and ability to craft/shepherd a deal through the process is second to none. It is without reservation that I offer up a very sincere endorsement for her services.”
Sale of 37 Carolin Road, Montclair