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Karen Van Ness

Agent

Realtor (37 years experience)

13 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

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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Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(2)
Property Address
Bed / Bath
Price

Past Sales  

(54 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Sell-side
10/27/2014
$560,500

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10/27/2014 - Sell-side - $560,500

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Sell-side
08/20/2014
$532,000

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08/20/2014 - Sell-side - $532,000

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Both-sides
06/23/2014
$315,000

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06/23/2014 - Both-sides - $315,000

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Buy-side
06/10/2014
$522,500

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06/10/2014 - Buy-side - $522,500

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Both-sides
06/09/2014
$386,000

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06/09/2014 - Both-sides - $386,000

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Ratings & Reviews

  
 

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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06/13/2014 - user7939774
We connected, but it did not work out.

She ignored my timing , as I am from out of town. I gave 2 wks notice to view properties then couldn't contact, no response. She called after I returned home from trip to view properties with a shallow apology

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Response from Karen on 06/17/2014

I am very sorry that I was not available to help you. I had a medical emergency and was not available as a result. I am sorry that my apology was not enough. I don't ignore my client's timing. I revolve around my client's schedules. Again, I am very sorry that you feel so let down. Please accept my apology?

 

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