I met Karen through another Karen – Karen Goodman who interestingly was the business owner/ agency that I used to buy this property. After 12 years of ownership and many challenges and changes that included a move to the northwest, I had to make the most difficult decision to sell my house. The house had suffered abuse from renters as irresponsible pet owners among other things, and needed a lot of work. Enter Karen Kelly – she took one look at the place and recognized it as a much loved home, instead of just another piece of property to sell. From the beginning she was encouraging and engaging rather than judgmental and opinionated. She helped me reach a point of readiness to handover a beloved place in a neighborhood where we built memories and established long lasting friendships and relationships to someone else to do the same! Karen did not add to my list of things to do, but instead guided me to showcase the best the house has to offer. Long story short, despite rising interest rates, despite cooling off the reach Estate market, our house was under contract within ten days and closed almost 10% above asking price. I will be unfair not to mention Shana Karls – Karen’s trusted and super efficient closing agent. Karen and Shana make a fabulous team – gentle, supportive, with a let’s get it done attitude. Thank you – both of you!