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Top Reasons to Use Karen to Sell Your Home

"When I decided to sell my investment property, I interviewed five different realtors. Out of the five realtors I was blown away by the presentation, Sotheby’s, marketing, and creative home selling strategies that Nicole provided to me. I felt we were immediately on the same page and I hired them on the spot. I gained a lot of trust for Nicole and Karen as we created a strategy in order to get my property sold with my goals in mind. My work requires me to travel often and I needed them to handle all the minor details necessary to prepare my unit for sale.During this entire process they were completely hands on from working with my property manager, corresponding with the stagers, accompanying the showings, negotiated all offers and always kept me up to date on everything. With their expertise they were able to get me multiple offers and over my asking price! I could not be happier with my outcome. If you need a realtor to get you great results, Karen and Nicole are the ones to call." – Lawrence B.

"Karen’s name was referred to us by one of our good friends that we trust. Not only did we decide to hire her to sell our La Jolla home, Karen was able to connect us through her Sotheby’s network to an agent in Florida where we planned to buy our next home. It’s amazing how these connections were made as we were able to go through two simultaneous home transactions smoothly. Both Karen and Nicole secured an all cash buyer for our La Jolla transaction with a quick close. Their teamwork helped us secure our move to Florida and we truly appreciate their guidance, extraordinary proficiency, and professionalism. If you need an agent who will take the time and care for your specific needs, Karen and Nicole are the ones to call!" - Alejandra and Cristian

"I am an out of state seller and I finally decided to put my rental property on the market. Since I reside in Hawaii, I had not seen the property in over ten years and wasn’t physically able to be present during the selling process. I was extremely impressed how Karen and Nicole handled everything on my behalf. They met vendors at the property for appointments and handled every single detail that was needed in order to get my home sold. Their communication throughout this process was superb. They were always reachable (even with our three hour time difference). Whether you live in "San Diego or out of state, Karen and Nicole will get the job done for you!" - Susan S.

"When I was considering selling my home, I reached out to friends and family for referrals, hoping to find the right realtor for me. I decided to interview Karen Hickman and during our first meeting, when she showed me her marketing proposal, I was so impressed with her organization and exceptional communication skills that I hired her on the spot. After 6 days on the market we received 7 offers and with Karen and Nicole's negotiations, I ended up receiving an over asking offer and closed in 21 days! Throughout the process Karen or Nicole were always reachable and I felt that they truly looked out for my interests. Rest assured that they are both very skilled, diligent and excellent at what they do. I would highly recommend them to anyone contemplating selling a home." - Patricia C.

"Karen is a highly trusted Realtor to call if you want to get your home sold! We have bought and sold several homes with Karen and we could not be more pleased with the amount of support, proficiency and attentiveness to details that were provided to us. With her expertise, we received $150,000 over our asking price and our home was only on the market for five days! We couldn’t believe it and are very grateful. If you need a Realtor you can trust, Karen and her team are the best to partner with!”- Bob and Robin R. (2 purchases and 2 sales)

"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 Hurrell (1 purchase & 3 sales)

"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

“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 (1 purchase & 1 sale)

“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

“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 & sales

“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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