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Broker Associate, CA Brokers License, CA Sales Agent License (10 years experience)
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in El Dorado Hills, CA.
Our attempt to sell Mom's home began in December. I was immediately impressed by Karen's 'no nonsense' approach when she inspected the home the first time. It was inhabited by young men (as tenants) and she was friendly and accepting as we inspected each room in the house.
Afterward, we immediately met her at her office, discussed pricing, and signed the paperwork to put the house on the market. That was the easy part. It was the events for the next four months that were the challenge.
I feel Karen went above and beyond what would normally be expected of any agent.
Listed below are just a few examples of Karen's involvement in the sale of our house. She had:
-Tenants to deal with
-A sister in law (landlord) who was uncooperative
-Dates that changed
-Notices to be delivered to tenants
-Notices to be delivered to creditors and debtors as a result of a bankruptcy
-To meet with furnace people to resolve problems
-To coordinate a pool man
-To Interface with my daughter on both legal matters and house clean up
-Great skills in helping us navigate the offers made on the house; providing sound advice
-Immediate communication of changing events - always a first priority
-A sound relationship with the title company that made it easier to assess issues and respond appropriately
-and MOST IMPORTANT: She did not quit. It would have been tempting to do so considering our situation. Her tenaciousness was unquestionable.
I would highly recommend Karen to anyone either selling or buying a home. She was a delight!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in El Dorado Hills, CA.
Karen Catania is truly a caring and consummate real estate professional. She handled the short sale of our home last summer by always letting us know what to expect during this process. She addressed our needs and dealt with our concerns. And when we had issues with one of our lenders, she tenaciously dealt with the bank and stayed on top of everything.
Karen's calm, positiveness, and reassurance made what could have been a difficult situation, a very easy one to get through.
We absolutely recommend Karen & Paul with the highest regard.
Response from Karen & Paul on 03/17/2013
Thank you Leslie. It means so much to me to read your kind words. I'm so glad I was able to help you get you through a tough spot. I know you've got bright times ahead and I hope you're enjoying your new community! God bless!
We worked with Paul and found him to be very courteous and responsive. He helped us become familiar with El Dorado Hills. He was extremely helpful and we are still working with Paul to find the right home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $100K in Roseville, CA.
Karen & Paul Catania were great. They were always helpful and on top of all of the situations. They were also very patient with me and my wanting to rush the situation. I will recommend them to anyone buying a house.
Response from Karen & Paul on 03/12/2013
Thanks Jesse - I know those short sales are a killer! I'm so glad you were patient and able to tough it out! Waiting for the bank to approve an offer isn't always easy :)
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Shingle Springs, CA.
We saw a listing on the internet and contacted Karen & Paul and they responded immediately. Both Karen & Paul were helpful, attentive, & knowledgeable. I would recommend them to others and I would call them again the next time I wanted to buy or sell real estate.
I was very impress about their professonalism and kindness, and sincerity and carring. also they try to commidate the clint and excellent mannerism. I was very satisfy with them and I would love to give referral to my friends and acquaintante.
Response from Karen & Paul on 02/15/2013
Thank you Sun! Paul & I are so thrilled we were able to help you get you into your home. The flowers you sent were so wonderful! We were very blessed to work with you. Take Care,
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $375K in Camino, CA.
After looking for a new home for almost two years, we found one that met all our criteria. Unfortunately, it was a very complex short sale. Karen was our agent, and she did a splendid job. We found her to be knowledgeable (especially about short sales), proactive, and professional. Part of the service she provided was educating us about the short sale process.
She worked well with the opposing realtor, taking the initiative when necessary, and keeping us informed at each step in the sale. Karen helped with many of the steps we were unable to do because we were not living in the area.
We highly recommend Karen to anyone buying or selling a home.
Response from Karen & Paul on 01/10/2013
Thank you so much! I'm so happy for you both that it all worked out and we turned that short sale into a success! I know you will love your new home!
PS - thank you for the flowers. They are beautiful :)
Paul and Karen are a great team. They complement each other well. I am not an easy person to work with, but they put up with me and answered my frantic messages at all hours. But don’t be like me – give them a break. They want time off just like the rest of us! Anyhow, we closed on the house we were after with substantial effort from Paul and Karen. I highly recommend them.
The most capable realtors we have EVER worked with! Tremendous follow through and amazing ability to get the job done for everyone concerned; not an easy prospect in today's market. We were thrilled with the job they did for us and give them our highest recommendation!