Real Estate Tips and Information by Karen List

Buying and Selling Homes in Santa Clara and Alameda County

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About Karen

Karen has been a licensed real estate professional since 1995 and has received Century 21’s highest award, the CENTURION Sales Award, 1997-2007 and 2009-2012. In 2004 and 2012, she also received the prestigious award of DOUBLE CENTURION. In 2010 and 2012 she was the #5 Top Selling Agent in all of the Northern California Coast Region for CENTURY 21. She has also received the company’s Quality Service Award, which is based entirely on client feedback. And, she won the Member of the Year award for NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owner’s) in 2005. She is also an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and Ewomen. But awards and commissions are not what motivate her.

She really cares about her clients and treat them like she would treat a family member. She looks out for their best interests and does not consider them just a sale. 98 percent of her business comes from repeat clients and from clients who refer their friends, family, and coworkers.

She is equally adept at all types of residential transactions–from first-time home buyers to those seeking luxury estates. Her focus is on customer service and satisfaction, striving to exceed her clients’ expectations through superior follow-up, follow-through, and prompt response to calls and emails. Her solid college background in business and continuing education in real estate also help her keep pace with technology and market trends, insuring that her clients receive the benefits of the latest marketing strategies and tools.

She maintains excellent relationships with professionals in every field of the real estate industry including mortgage brokers, escrow agents, contractors, painters, and movers. This enables her clients to smoothly navigate what can otherwise be a daunting process.

Her genuine appreciation for each client’s unique life situation has led not only to a successful, award-winning career and many satisfied clients, but also to a wealth of deep and lasting relationships. That is her greatest satisfaction.

Feedback she has received from her clients that make her “stand out above the rest” include professionalism, knowledge, patience, no pressure – no stress demeanor, attention to detail, and making the process easy from start to finish.

You can find lots of valuable information (real estate, communities, school information, related services, and even travel) on her website at