Real Estate Broker (30 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

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Karen Donovan's team is made up of amazing people. She will work with you on your terms. She will look for buyers who want to do the renovations themselves if the seller would like to do the least amount of pre-sale work. If the seller wants to do renovations, Karen has a list of reputable people with whom she has worked over many years to take care of the work with acceptable prices. She is excellent at explaining, organizing, executing, overseeing, and approving final work that needs to be done. If we had wanted to have someone else clear a house that was willed to us out, she has people who can do that. In other words, you explain your thoughts, needs, plans, goals, preferences, etc. to her team and they will get it done in a time frame that is better than you could have imagined possible! She was such an encouragement to us in so many ways when we were so overwhelmed that it seemed an impossible task. Quite frankly, if Karen Donovan and her team had not come along when they did, we would probably STILL be sitting with the responsibility to wonder how we would proceed. We feel very blessed that Karen Donovan came to the rescue!! Check them out at tampabayhomeslist.com

  

12/20/2014 - donjohn6
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Largo, FL.

Karen Donovan's team is made up of amazing people. She will work with you on your terms. She will look for buyers who want to do the renovations themselves if the seller would like to do the least amount of pre-sale work. If the seller wants to do renovations, Karen has a list of reputable people with whom she has worked over many years to take care of the work with acceptable prices. She is excellent at explaining, organizing, executing, overseeing, and approving final work that needs to be done. If we had wanted to have someone else clear a house that was willed to us out, she has people who can do that. In other words, you explain your thoughts, needs, plans, goals, preferences, etc. to her team and they will get it done in a time frame that is better than you could have imagined possible! She was such an encouragement to us in so many ways when we were so overwhelmed that it seemed an impossible task. Quite frankly, if Karen Donovan and her team had not come along when they did, we would probably STILL be sitting with the responsibility to wonder how we would proceed. We feel very blessed that Karen Donovan came to the rescue!! Check them out at tampabayhomeslist.com

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11/11/2014 - joeedd
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in Largo, FL

I inquired about getting help with selling my condo. I made contact, waited a week, got back in touch. Waited another week with no contact, I have never heard from her again.

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Response from Karen on 11/13/2014

This person is unknown to me and I did not have any contact from this unknown reviewer. As you can see from my other reviews, this is totally out of character and would be an unacceptable way to handle a client. The Donovan Team prides itself in quality customer service and response to anyone who needs our help in the marketing areas we serve.

 

  

11/04/2014 - geosv0
Sold a home in 2014 in Anona, Largo, FL 33774.

Perfectionist! Karen is exactly what and who you need when selling your home. I have been in and out of contact with Karen for a few years prior to selling our home and Karen has always supplied and answered my questions. When the day finally arrived to sell our house, Karen talked we listened, we talked and Karen listened (that is a professional to be able to listen). In the end we received multiple offers based on smart marketing technics. We would recommend Karen to everyone in the house selling or buying process.

Thank you so much!!! George & Sue

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11/02/2014 - kendon1221
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in East Meadow, NY.

Initially, it was Karen’s optimism that convinced us to list our home and it was her knowledge and expertise that resulted in its quick and efficient sale. Even though we asked Karen to please accommodate our decision not to have an “Open House” or even put a street “For Sale” sign out front she was still willing to work with us and somehow ,even without them ,our house was sold within a week. Maybe it was the excellent photographs of the house and property they took or maybe it was Karen’s extensive real estate contacts and experience that did it - we’ll never know – but we do highly recommend Karen and her agency( Donovan Realty) to all perspective buyers and sellers.

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03/29/2013 - user1987684
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Hicksville, NY.

Karen and her team were extremely knowledgeable about the nuances of the local market and about the advice of what we should and shouldn't do to sell the house, which needed TLC. We took her advice on how to clean up and stage the house, and her pictures of the house made it look warm and inviting.She guided us through the entire process to list the house, negotiate among multiple buyers (nice bidding war) and sell the house, which all went smoothly and successfully. We are extremely happy with all that she did for us.

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03/25/2013 - user7284205
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Indian Rocks Beach, FL.

We have purchased two properties using Karen and as Canadian residence we needed to rely on Karen being our feet on the ground. Karen took our wish list and emailed us multiple listings that met our needs, provided all the background information in this unique market of short sales, contracts, and bankruptcies. She provided all the info that allowed us to do this with confidence and was a tremendous resource to help develop our closing strategy. We are now enjoying our Florida dream as a result! Norm and Yvonne

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03/23/2013 - user6056746
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Largo, FL.

From start to finish, Karen was nothing but helpful. I had never dealt with a realtor before, but knew from hearsay that dealings with them are not always positive. Karen was not only friendly, but competent and business-like, so I was pleasantly surprised. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking to buy property in her area.

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06/15/2012 - user628108
Sold a home in 2012 in Anona, Largo, FL 33774.

We loved working with Karen. She did a wonderful job for us, starting with helping us set just the right asking price. While we accepted an offer very quickly, getting to the closing was far more challenging. Our buyer had delays, there were back-up contracts to deal with, and a considerable amount of additional negotiating. Fortunately for us, Karen remained upbeat and positive through the whole process and worked tirelessly to bring the sale to conclusion. Karen is a true professional. We wholeheartedly recommend Karen Donovan.

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02/19/2012 - user351477
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $375K in Hicksville, NY.

To be honest we were a little wary about using a realtor at first. We spoke to a couple but were not overly impressed. However, once we spoke with Karen Donovan, our opinion changed immediately and we decided to list the house with Donovan Brothers before she even walked out the door.

In spite of a tough market, there was a steady stream of potential buyers coming to look at the house, and all things considered it sold relatively quickly and at a good price in today’s market.

Karen Donovan and her staff were a pleasure to work with and their experience and advice made a potentially difficult process, full of pitfalls for a novice, very manageable.

I would have no reservations in recommending Karen Donovan to anyone selling, or even considering the purchase of, a home.

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03/27/2011 - jill1eagle
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $450K in Largo, FL.

Karen Donovan is an exceptional real estate agent. She always took the time to answer or research our questions thoroughly. She delivered in every aspect of our home sale experience. She utilizes her time wisely, but was always there for us when necessary. She continues to be successful in a very difficult marketplace. When very few homes were sold in our area, she developed a marketing plan that was very creative. It took more than one year to sell our home, but it was one of the very few that were sold in our price range. We were able to get a very fair price in today's marketplace, which was no small feat! There are bigger real estate agencies, but no agent better than Karen!

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