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Karen Van Ness

Agent

20 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (38 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
1st time buyers,luxury estates

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Ranch And Village Homes provides you with unparalleled Service, Technology, and Experience for all of your real estate needs.

The team at Ranch and Village Homes is led by Karen Van Ness and Ray Broemmelsiek. Ranch And Village Homes is a member of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Coldwell Banker is the leading brokerage worldwide and in San Diego County.BRE# 01354837

Karen and Ray, who have known each other since the first grade, founded Ranch and Village Homes to provide you, our clients, with the highest level of service and expertise.

We have, and provide you with, the very best data sources and information systems. We utilize not only the leading marketing and data systems from Coldwell Banker but also our own proprietary systems.

Our cutting edge technology translates to your advantage in today's market. As a seller, this means the best price for your home. As a buyer, you get the home you want for the best price.  We are recognized for our negotiating skills and expertise.

Our Backgrounds

Karen is a 36 year veteran in the real estate industry and has excelled in representing buyers and sellers of real estate.  Karen is on the Zillow Agent Advisory Board.  Karen has developed an extensive list of luxury home sales in San Diego, Northern California, Paradise Valley, Arizona and Scottsdale, Arizona. She has designed and built well over 100 new homes and remodeled over two dozen homes. Karen began investing in real estate when she was 17. Karen also founded and built a successful international distribution company of luxury skin care products from Salsomaggiore, Italy.

Ray is a UCSD graduate and degreed electrical engineer. Before founding Ranch And Village Homes, he led product development teams at Sony, Tyco, and Linkabit. Ray also founded three successful technology companies (Spin Logic, SakerTrax, and Pixel Kinetix) and has authored  28 patents. Ray has been a San Diego North County resident for 30 years (Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquito, La Jolla, and Encinitas)..

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About Karen Van Ness: <p>Ranch And Village Homes provides you with unparalleled Service, Technology, and Experience for all of your real estate needs.</p> <p>The team at <strong>Ranch and Village Homes</strong> is led by <strong>Karen Van Ness</strong> and <strong>Ray Broemmelsiek</strong>. Ranch And Village Homes is a member of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Coldwell Banker is the leading brokerage worldwide and in San Diego County.BRE# 01354837</p> <p>Karen and Ray, who have known each other since the first grade, founded <strong>Ranch and Village Homes</strong> to provide you, our clients, with the highest level of service and expertise.</p> <p>We have, and provide you with, the very best data sources and information systems. We utilize not only the leading marketing and data systems from Coldwell Banker but also our own proprietary systems.</p> <p>Our cutting edge technology translates to your advantage in today's market. As a seller, this means the best price for your home. As a buyer, you get the home you want for the best price. &nbsp;We are recognized for our negotiating skills and expertise.</p> Our Backgrounds <p>Karen is a 36 year veteran in the real estate industry and has excelled in representing buyers and sellers of real estate. &nbsp;Karen is on the Zillow Agent Advisory Board. &nbsp;Karen has developed an extensive list of luxury home sales in San Diego, Northern California, Paradise Valley, Arizona and Scottsdale, Arizona. She has designed and built well over 100 new homes and remodeled over two dozen homes. Karen began investing in real estate when she was 17. Karen also founded and built a successful international distribution company of luxury skin care products from Salsomaggiore, Italy.<br/><br/>Ray is a UCSD graduate and degreed electrical engineer. Before founding Ranch And Village Homes, he led product development teams at Sony, Tyco, and Linkabit. Ray also founded three successful technology companies (Spin Logic, SakerTrax, and Pixel Kinetix) and has authored&nbsp; 28 patents. Ray has been a San Diego North County resident for 30 years (Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquito, La Jolla, and Encinitas)..</p>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(2)
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Past Sales  

(61 all-time)
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Buyer
04/24/2015
$670,000

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04/24/2015 - Buyer - $670,000

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Seller
04/17/2015
$510,000

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04/17/2015 - Seller - $510,000

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Buyer
04/17/2015
$620,000

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04/17/2015 - Buyer - $620,000

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Buyer
04/15/2015
$2,875,000

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04/15/2015 - Buyer - $2,875,000

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Buyer
04/09/2015
$221,500

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04/09/2015 - Buyer - $221,500

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Ratings & Reviews

We used the real estate firm Ranch Village Homes in San Diego, CA and had a great experience. The agent Tina Cota was attentive to all of our needs and details such as our price range, size, features, views, location, etc. She acted as if the purchase was hers and was always in our best interest. She worked diligently to get the best deal for us and her outstanding service clearly exceeded our expectations. Because she is so experienced in real estate, she did all the leg work, and we ended up purchasing a great property. We received many benefits due to her extensive network which resulted in substantial savings for us. I highly recommend her and her firm!

  

03/09/2015 - Emilyyy
Bought a home in 2014 in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92128.
Primary point of contact: Tina Cota

We used the real estate firm Ranch Village Homes in San Diego, CA and had a great experience. The agent Tina Cota was attentive to all of our needs and details such as our price range, size, features, views, location, etc. She acted as if the purchase was hers and was always in our best interest. She worked diligently to get the best deal for us and her outstanding service clearly exceeded our expectations. Because she is so experienced in real estate, she did all the leg work, and we ended up purchasing a great property. We received many benefits due to her extensive network which resulted in substantial savings for us. I highly recommend her and her firm!  More Less 

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11/19/2014 - acavagne
Bought a Condo home in 2013 in Solana Beach, CA.

Karen was very helpful in finding me a perfect place in Solana Beach. I told her what I was looking for, which was very difficult to find, and when the exact house did become available, she was all over it. Karen is very experienced in the process and is an excellent negotiator. I would highly recommend her!  More Less 

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06/13/2014 - zuser20140613130804780
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $525K in Poway, CA.

A smart knowledgeable worker and a loyal friend; describe her the best. Thanks Karen for helping us find our dream home; which we aspired and thought of someday and today is the reality. Thanks again for making it possible for us! Also your patience and dedication is beyond the mention. In a foreign country where everyone seems different culturally and it is difficult to trust someone and describe ones needs and wants for investing in a home (both monetary and emotional) which is a big-big thing in ones life; and there came "YOU" and everything was smooth. I and my husband strongly recommend her if you want your real estate agent should value your hard earned money and position the things you want them to be; all you need to do is just call her; and continue with your respective job! She will take care of everything personally. Locating the best place, area for you and your family to painting the walls you want to live with, to garden the area for your early teas or evening get-together, to selecting the furniture and the list goes on and on... you are amazing. A complete package! We are so glad on our decision for having you as our real estate agent.  More Less 

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