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What Clients Say About Karen Hickman

"We cannot recommend Karen highly enough. While we had a glowing referral from a close friend, and thus expected great service, she managed to exceed all our expectations. Her advice on preparation, her market knowledge, and her leadership through the process were spot on. We not only received over 20 offers within just a few days of listing our home, but eventually accepted an offer $115,000 over our initial listing price. Her attention to detail, work ethic and wonderful personality make her a dream to work with. We're sure there are other good realtors out there, we just can't imagine any would be as fabulous as Karen."

- Ken Cicalo

"We were so pleased with all the guidance Karen gave us throughout our selling process. Our home was only on the market for five days, received multiple offers and we received a phenomenal price that was above our asking price. We were thrilled! We appreciated the attentiveness to detail, well-thought out strategies and great communication she provided throughout the entire process, start to finish. We are excited to start a new chapter in our lives. If you need an experienced agent to sell your home, we would highly recommend Karen. She is the agent to call!"

- Geri French​​​​​​​

"Our home was listed with another Broker for over 100 days and it never sold. We ended up calling Karen as we knew that she was the La Jolla expert and wanted to get her professional advice to re-list and sell our home. I'm glad we made this decision because 17 days later we received two offers, and we went under contract. We appreciated the attentiveness, well-thought out strategies and great communication throughout this entire transaction from beginning to end. If you need an experienced agent to sell your home, Karen is the agent to call!"

- Sanjiv Erat​​​​​​​

"We have worked with Karen on multiple transactions over the years and so have other members of our family. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone! Karen and her team were consistently exposing our property until it sold. At the same time she helped us with buying another home that had TWELVE other offers. With her great negotiation skills, strategic problem solving and 30+ years of real estate expertise we are very grateful that she made this happen for our family!"

- Mike and Laura Hurrel

"Our home sale took place during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, but our Realtor Karen Hickman helped us get through the challenges we faced and got it done! It was on the market for only three days and it was the highest priced sale ever for our floorplan in our community. I'm very pleased with how Karen stayed on top of all the intricate details of our transaction. With her great negotiation skills, strategic problem solving, patience, and 30 + years of real estate expertise we are very grateful that she made this happen for us!"

- Vitali and Olga Nesterenko​​​​​​​

"Karen is a consummate professional who treats every home sale as though it is the most important one, because she knows that to you, it is. She has tremendous experience, knowledge and true integrity that made us feel that we were in the best hands possible. We found that Karen and her team went above and beyond for us and we are so appreciative of their care!"

- Kauser Ahmed​​​​​​​

“Karen is the ultimate professional. From the first meeting to close of escrow, Karen was there for us. This was the smoothest real estate transaction we have ever experienced; all due to Karen's expertise, depth of knowledge of all things real estate, along with her negotiating finesse made for a successful sale of our home.”

- Cindie Leonard​​​​​​​


"We sought Karen out to represent us in the sale of our home based upon her terrific reputation and her positive attitude. She is knowledgeable, resourceful, conscientious, has a great sense of humor and exudes a sense of equanimity while being completely on top of every minute detail. It was a real pleasure working with her!"

-Dr. Michael and Andrea Shapiro​​​​​​​

“My husband and I recently used Karen both as a buyer's broker and a seller's broker. Not only is she the consummate professional, as detailed in many of the reviews here, but she is extremely resourceful, as well. She has a thorough understanding of all aspects of buying and selling a home and, equally important, knows how to get the job done! She will leave no stone unturned when researching or resolving the specifics of each transaction. We have never used a realtor with such careful attention to detail, patience and persistence in tackling difficult negotiations, and ability to come up with innovative solutions to problems. In addition, her team offered fantastic support throughout the process, which was certainly a bonus."

- Linda Karelis

“If we could give Karen 100 stars we would. She sold our home in La Jolla in under 10 days with multiple offers. She’s always quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. Her knowledge of the real estate business cannot be surpassed. She truly worked hard and our best interests were always her top priority. We couldn't recommend her more!”

- Michael Tortosa​​​​​​​

“Selling your house can be emotionally stressful. Karen's roots being from Texas originally and not La Jolla provides for you a caring, honest, straight-forward with a gentle touch approach. She is an extremely hard worker and her profession/business is her passion in life. She will work her tail off for you. Her get-backto-you quickly communication style is refreshing. Karen and her team that she has surrounded herself with all exude professionalism and her work- “ethic. Trust and know that she's always got your back and is working for you. Believe me... SHE IS THE BEST!”

- Sally McKenzie​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​“Karen Hickman and her team just finished selling my condo in less than a week. Their professionalism, advice, and follow up was just super. Honestly, I could not have asked for anything more. I have known Karen professionally for over 25 years. She has always been focused and any information that she has provided me regarding the real estate market in a specific area has been terrific. I was a builder for years in SD and have found few broker/agents as professional and qualified as Karen and her team. No games, sound advice, incredible hustle (in a good way), and always keeping me informed from beginning to the close of escrow. I would (and will) use Karen again in the future. A real Pro!"

- Dave Clifton

“We couldn't recommend Karen more highly. We live in Texas and were selling a condo in San Diego that was in an Estate. We were not able to be in San Diego to prepare the property for sale. Karen helped coordinate with the remodeling company, handymen, locksmiths, cleaning people and the shower door replacement company to get the condo in shape to turn over to the new buyers. Without the help of Karen, it would have been a logistical nightmare to get this property on the market and get the price it deserved. For that we are so very grateful for the professionalism of Karen Hickman.”

- Laurie Halfpenny​​​​​​​

“In the past four years I have worked with Karen on three real estate transactions. I trust her implicitly and she is an expert at what she does. I know that every transaction will be handled perfectly because she actually cares about her work and hard work never scares her. I guarantee success to anyone who works with Karen!"

- Bob Roth, 3 purchases & sales​​​​​​​

“Karen was extremely helpful in the sale of my townhome and purchase of my new home. She insured that my needs were met and that I got the home I wanted."

- Steve Lung, 6 purchases & sales​​​​​​​

“Karen’s wealth of experience, including excellent negotiating skills and unwavering dedication to clients, is a tremendous asset."

-Frank and Jeannette Da'Vee Phillips, 8 purchases & sale

“Without your knowledge, energy, sense of nowness and expertise our 1031 exchange purchase could not have been completed. You handled it all beautifully often offering suggestions and possible solutions that made our decision making easier."

- Jim and Jean Wix, 3 sales​​​​​​​

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