Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $300K in Torrance, CA.
I called Karen to sell my deceased mother's home in the Torrance P.O. area (Los Angeles County island) in March 2012. She previously sold two other homes very near Mom's house. Karen's visits to my mom at the time of those sales, and afterward impressed my mom. Karen developed a rapport with her, and Mom kept several of her business cards. When it was time call a realtor, I called Ms. Baillie first - with the intent to interview several other realtors before I made my decision. I was so impressed with Karen's professionalism and enthusiasm, I decided to list with her with no hesitation.
Karen worked very closely with me, gave lots of great advice on preparing the home for sale, and worked with me on setting a price that would attract buyers. This is an extremely volatile time for real estate, and I was very anxious and pessimistic about the outcome. Luckily, Karen knew what was happening and kept me on the positive path. We received an offer, well over asking price, on the first day of the listing. Karen made sure the buyers were qualified, serious and truly interested in purchasing in the area, and this home, in particular.
She promptly replied to my inquiries and kept me informed every step of the way. We were able to exchange many documents on-line, avoiding either of us making long trips to review or sign documents (I live in North Orange County). She is sharp, straight forward, has a super sense of humor, and is just a real pleasure to work with. I learned a lot about the steps in residential real estate transactions and am so glad my "gut-feeling" was rewarded with a very smooth and relatively stress-free escrow and closing. I wish I could clone her, so I'd have the Orange County version, if I choose to market my own home in the future. I liked everything about working with her and would highly recommend Karen to anyone buying or selling a home.
Karen is friendly and helpful. She found a home that suits me just fine. She took me to several different places to see what's available and give me a chance to compare the locations, styles, and neighborhoods. She worked hard to negotiate a fair price for me. I am completely satisfied with my purchase.
I have worked with Karen on 4 real estate transactions. Both buying and selling property. Karen always has great communication and helps with all steps of the Real Estate process. I will never use anyone but Karen for my real estate needs.
The last transaction took place with in the last 2 years
Bought a Condo home in 2010 for approximately $875K in Redondo Beach, CA.
Karen was great helping us purchase our first house. I grew up in the area and thought I knew where I wanted to live, but Karen was very knowledgeable in aligning what we wanted in a neighborhood with our housing expectations. At the time of our house hunting we were living in NorCal, so when we came to LA we wanted to dedicate full days, back-to-back (and on short notice). Karen was able to accomplish this.
We also placed offers on several houses and went into escrow on two. She was great in helping us navigate and negotiate this process, and ensured with had the best vendors to work with us (i.e., housing inspectors & brokers).
We love our house and still keep in contact with Karen. BTW - We worked with two agents in NorCal to look for houses and she far exceeded anyone we had worked with previously!
I first met Karen in 2008 at an open house in Harbor Gateway. Athough I was not ready to buy a house at the time, she kept in touch, calling to chat and update me on the market. Thanks to her knowledge and patience, when I was ready to buy I immediately thought of her.
Despite the frustration of trying to find the "perfect" house, she kept her good humor, even through the arduous ordeal of buying a bank owned foreclosure. Thanks to her valient effort, a complicated escrow was completed with time to spare.
I would reccomend her highly.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Southwood Riviera, Torrance, CA.
Karen was very helpful in getting us our new home. She was patient with us and willing to show us many properties before we made our decision. She has great knowledge and contacts for getting us into our new home.
Karen Baillie has been our realtor for over 10 years. She has represented us in the purchases of three separate properties in Rancho Palos Verdes and Redondo Beach. She also listed and sold one of our properties in RPV, and has helped us find responsible renters for our rental home in RPV.
Karen has always been professional and responds quickly to any concerns that we may have. She listed and helped stage our house for a quick sale. We have always been happy and satisfied with the outcome of our real estate transactions while being represented by Karen.
We would highly recommend Karen Baillie to anyone listing or purchasing a property.
I was introduced to Karen in my home search back in Southern California. She was very helpful with my townhome search. Unfortunately I was relocated to Denver in the middle of my search and am unable to finish my search with Karen. However she has introduced me to another Remax agent here in the Denver area to finish my search.
Thank you again Karen and I know we will be in touch.
My husband and I were looking for a view home in Palos Verdes. Karen worked very hard to find the perfect home for us. She networked with other agents and was able to find a home that was not on the market yet. (we had seen all the available homes already) She is very reliable, returns calls promptly and does exactly what she says she is going to do. We have used her for several other sales and leases since then and have became close friends!