Arlington Office
Virginia
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Testimonials

She's absolutely perfect. She did an amazing job on the sale on my mother's condo. She even pointed us to the right contractor who updated and renovated the property before selling. She's great and I would recommend her to everyone!
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Thu Ha, Florida
Karen is the ultimate real estate professional. I recommend her without reservation.
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Jeff Goodman
Karen is friendly, upbeat, knowledgeable, and professional. She's no nonsense, determined, and responsive. I would work with her again and recommend her to friends and acquaintances.
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David Stoudt, Arlington, VA
In our opinion,Karen is simply the best agent in the country! She is very responsive, knowledgeable, professio nal and a good negotiator. We were buying during the holiday season from out of state & she handled everything for us including scheduling for a painter & electrician! We’re very happy with their work. We would wholeheartedly recommend Karen Close to anyone looking for either a listing or buying agent. We have used her in multiple transactions, Karen Close is the BEST!!!
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AiChoo and Peter Healey, Austin, Texas
Karen is a seasoned agent and knows how to close a deal. She has deep and expert knowledge of the market - al l segments and consistently offers insights that inform the client on how best too position their property in a sale or a buy. She also understands the process that leads to a closing, so your interests are well served. And she is tireless. She works weekends, evenings, holidays morning and night. We don’t ever need to chase for status reports when we are in the hunt to buy or sell. She is simply the best. Hopefully she will be available for you. ACH and PFH
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Peter Healey, Northern Virginia and Austin, Texas
It was critical she had a network. Karen was always there providing good advice when needed. Very understan ding of my situation and timing of selling my house. It was a pleasure working with Karen. A top notch professional realtor. Great!!!
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Michele Dupre. Alexandria VA
We interviewed several agents an were impressed by Karen's positive attitude and her ability to listen to us a nd understand our needs. We had one contract fall through, but Karen was ready with a second offer at nearly the same price. She helped us remain positive about the prospect of a successful sale throughout our interactions with her. Valerie Burke , Karen's assistant, was uniformly responsive and helpful whenever Karen was unavailable. We initially planned to put our home on the market a year earlier, and when we decided to delay, Karen remained engaged and encouraging while we considered a new sales timetable.
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Rob Abbot and Claire Cifaloglio, Arlington, VA
Karen Close is outstanding! We have moved several times and have a good perspective on the quality and perform ance of many Realtors. Karen is far and away the best we have seen. There is a real difference between a competent Realtor and what I would call a "professional real estate advisor". Karen is truly an experienced "professional real estate advisor". Her level of professionalism, focus, market knowledge and strategy were unmatched in our experience. We viewed Karen as a true partner whose interests were fully aligned with ours. We would highly recommend Karen Close to anyone, and would be pleased to provide a reference at anytime.
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Rob & Micki Ward
Nicholas Lagos is the most considerate, honest, thoughtful and thorough real estate professional that I have e ver met. He has done tens of real estate transactions for myself, family members and friends and he will do any future ones that will come up.
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Tasos Taousakis
Working with Nick Lagos helped eliminate the worry we had about looking for our first home and school district . He sent us properties that fit our needs and even helped research other properties we found. His knowledge of school districts, features, and appreciation were helpful as we narrowed our choices down. When we made the purchase, Nick and his team were always there to answer questions and offer support. We are so happy in our new home!
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Erynn Viinanen
This was our third transaction with Nick: 1988, 1990 and 2017 Nick led us through the marketing and sales pro cess - he always kept our interests at the forefront. We once again appreciated and experienced Nick’s integrity, knowledge, market acumen and genuine kindness. Our home sold in one week. Thank you Nick.
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Kathy Knizner Roanoke
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jon kinney arlington virginia
Working with Nicholas Lagos was a pleasure, and we had an offer on the property in a week.
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Vicki, Alexandria
Karen was fantastic! She sold my house a week after helping me buy another home and right after I began workin g with her. I had a bad experience with another realtor before switching to her. She was proactive, aggressive and got good deals worked out based on what I wanted.
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Jennifer C , Falls Church
Karen was outstanding to work with. She understands the market and the sale process, is respectful and patien t, and has a keen business sense that translates to good recommendations.
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Brian Mistysyn
I was extremely pleased at the way everything was handled.
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Linda Carder, Alexandria
Nicholas Lagos is a gem. I could not be happier with the service he provided and especially with the result o f the sale. He kept me informed every step of the way and made excellent suggestions to make the property more attractive. His pricing recommendation was spot-on. His instructions on getting the documents done were clear, precise and easy to follow. That we closed on time was a miracle, but we did! I will be ever grateful for his help in selling my beloved townhouse.
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Debra, now in San Jose
She and Betty-Ann are the best twosome in real estate.
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Timothy Adams Florida
Very professional and knowledgeable organization and sold my condo in a record seven days...can't say enough g ood things!!
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Ann Hill Thorntonn, Gainesville, VA
Bo Bloomer helped guide my family through the process of home buying, which was not an easy task, given the di verse needs of a young new home buyer and her know-it-all (but not really) parents!
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Tamara Molina, Arlington, VA
I have worked Karen on many occasions, I would never select anyone but Karen. Whether buying or selling, her e xpertise is solid as she stays up with the market and what it takes to get the job done! Karen's team is hand picked and promote Karen's values and work ethic. She is simply the best agent. I work in the real estate business and know and work with a lot of agents that are very good but Karen is the best. It is that simple!
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Teresa Lindsey, Alexandria Va
Nicholas Lagos helped us move twice within the Northern VA area and each time I knew I had an absolute expert and consummate professional by my side. His knowledge of the area is extensive and he has a lot of great ideas in terms of what to look for based on what you are looking for and need. He spends the time to answer your questions and make sure you feel comfortable with the process. I consider him an invaluable resource and know that he is committed to helping my family find the perfect home or, in this last instance, support our move by selling our home quickly. He's THE BEST.
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Tricia Dickey, Arlington
Buying a house with Nicholas was Incredibly smooth. Many say, and often articles in the news confirm, that buy ing a house can be one of the most stressful experiences in life. This was decidedly not. Nicholas was available at any time, his vision for the process developed exactly as he said, and he truly became invested in finding us what we needed (and we had a long wish list). He cautioned on locations and properties that were not appropriate for us but never forced his views or tried to make up our mind for us. He made his opinion clear on properties we thought were good but, in the end, were clearly not. He educated us on what to look at and red flags that often exist in homes you view. His lender, title company, and home inspector recommendations were excellent choices. His suggestion on offer price was spot on and saved us thousands of dollars. We closed within 30 days of a ratified contract. Perfect!
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Alexander, Arlington VA
Karen Close and Bo Broomer were excellent and sold our house quickly. They were always available and ensured everything went smoothly. The other resources (photography and staging) were excellent. Thank you!
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Karen Cook, Arlington, VA
Karen is highly regarded in the Arlington community....very knowledgeable about the area, comps, proper market ing strategies and ability to work well with clients and other agents. She is a very good listener and always open to to discussing ideas or concerns. Karen Close did an excellent job throughout the marketing and sale of our home...she was a delight to work with from start to finish. . Thank you, Karen
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S. G. Bethesda
Mr. Lagos is very knowledgeable, affable and professional. He was extremely helpful!
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Bettina Callaway, Arlington VA
Nicholas Lagos is the best and most honest, reliable Realtor you will ever find.
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Elaine Lloyd, Arlington
We have used Nicholas Lagos for all our transactions over the past 25 years, we have been always satisfied wit h Nick's response to our needs and we see no reason to look for another realtor.
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Kostas Daskalakis, Fairfax
Cathy goes above and beyond as a realtor. She was available through the whole process and super responsive. Ou r house was under contract within 48 hours of the listing. I would highly recommend Cathy!
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Amanda, Falls Church
Karen was excellent, helped advise of us homes coming onto a very tight market. Always responsive and availab le day or night to take into account our hectic schedule.
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Paul, Arlington
Karen did a great, super job finding us the house we wanted.
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Hamilton, va
Nicholas Lagos is an outstanding real estate agent, and one hundred percent trustworthy. I value his judgemen t and expertise, and the exercise of buying a house in Arlington was completely stress-free thanks to the excellent support provided by Nicholas and his business. Everything went very smoothly and very quickly, and I look forward to continue doing business with Nicholas Lagos and Gawen Century 21 Realty for any future transactions.
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Tom Lloyd, Arlington, VA
Great knowledge of the building we bought into – this guy knows his stuff
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Jon kinney Arlington Virginia
SInce I bought the house 18 years ago through Nicholas, I knew of his integrity and knowledge. Those two crit eria alone told me he was the right agent for us. Class A act all the way! I can only hope to have to buy/sell property in the area where Nicholas works again! We have bought and sold property in multiple states as a military family. We've had other property managers as well. Nicholas is the Gold standard that I compare all other agents to. If they come close to being like Nicholas, I'm willing to consider working with them.
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Kimberly O, Coronado, CA
If you're looking for a partner in the journey that is purchasing a home look no further than Karen Close. Her attention to our interests was evident from outset, her insights and knowledge of the area were outstanding, her work ethic was refreshing, and her sound counsel through the process was greatly appreciated. Top marks for Karen.
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Aaron & Carol, Arlington
I would not have considered using anyone else for the sale of my home but Nicholas Lagos. Nicholas's profe ssionalism is beyond reproach. He assisted me in everyway possible. I would recommend he and the Century 21 Gawen office to anyone who was interested in buying or selling a home.
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Jody Gavin Arlington, Virginia
I previously work with Karen when buying the property I just sold. Her professionalism, assistance throughout the process, kindness, and extensive knowledge made working with her again a no-brainer. Given the experience I had selling my property, choosing Karen and her associates at Century 21 New Millenium was the best decision I could have made. Karen and her associates were excellent in every aspect. I do not believe I would have had such a positive or timely outcome with anyone else. Should I ever need a Real Estate agent in the area again, or should a friend need a recommendation, I will without a doubt go to Karen.
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Molly Brugge; Houston, TX
Cathy was amazing from start to finish: she was communicative, understanding, extremely helpful with locating properties and assessing their value, always available, kind, and professional. In the future i will recommend her services and if I have any questions, I know I can trust her advice.
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Jeremiah Pearcey, Pensacola FL
top rated professional who handled the entire transaction with professionalism at every phase of the process.
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eddie fritts
The best I've ever had the pleasure to work with...in any area of the country. I would rate Nicholas Lagos far above "Excellent" in all areas, had the scale allowed it.
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Sandy C, Old Town Alexandria
Nick Lagos is the consummate real estate agent. His wealth of information and experience is invaluable to his customers. His dedication to customer satisfaction always shines through.
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Carol Kambic Fairfax VA
Our agent, Karen Close, is outstanding. She has many years of experience in real estate in the area and knows the market inside and out. She was always available, patient and pleasant to work with. Overall she did a great job of negotiating the purchase of our new home and the sale of our house, and knew exactly how far to push to get what we needed. We would highly recommend Karen to others looking to buy or sell homes in the Northern Virginia area.
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Bob Rappaport, Arlington
Karen Close was great to work with! She knew the market and was able to help us with every step of the proces s. Karen was always available for calls or emails and was always patient with our questions and concerns.
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Jennifer Stowe, Fairfax, VA
Cathy did a great job! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in Northern Va. Well done!
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Diane McBride, Centreville, VA
I've worked with Karen Close on four transactions, and she's simply the best. She's caring, smart, responsive and savvy. We had some difficult housing requirements and Karen was determined to help us achieve them without compromising. She takes the time to understand your needs, your wants, your budget, the market and how to get you to your goal. Best yet, she's fun to work with.
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Jennifer Myers, McLean
Karen did an amazing job helping us navigate a sale and purchase. Her knowledge of the local market is unmatch ed. Her courteousness and always available attitude make her a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend Karen to anyone considering buying or selling in Arlington and the surrounding areas.
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Justin Britt and Stacey Stump, Arlington
Karen helped us sell our house when we were transferred overseas & helped us buy a house when we we transferre d back to Virginia. We are now retired in Austin, Texas. However, both our kids work and live in the DC area so we decided to buy a condo in Arlington. Since we had 2 great experiences selling & buying with Karen, we did not hesitate to call Karen again to help us with the purchase of the condo. She's very professional, knowledgeable, a good negotiator & excellent at her job. We highly recommend Karen, she's one of the best agents in the US!!!!!
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AiChoo & Peter Healey
Nicholas Lagos' initial market value for the home was excellent. His overall coordination with the seller's d ifficult agent was above and beyond. His guidance on the inspection report proved invaluable.
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Harry Gerber Burke
Karen clearly knows her profession and artfully guided us every step of the way with confidence to a successfu l result in a very timely manner.
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Roger Snelling, Arlington, VA
Karen's ability to connect with the other broker in the transaction was critical, the most important criteria when selecting a broker. Karen impresses with her rare combination of professionalism and personal warmth.
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Steve Novelli, Arlington
He was simply the best. Nicholas Lagos had a lot of patience, he took as much time as I needed in selecting the right home, very experienced in the right location, and generally very professional in every aspect. He heard all my priorities and needs and wish list and performed with the best way he could. He gave me the best advice in remodeling my condo with the most efficient and economical way. He 's tremendously knowledgeable in real estate business, simply the best professional. He is a charismatic personality. There was nothing else but excellency.
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Litsa Economou, Alexandria, Virginia
Nicholas Lagos's good advice in the interior of my home and the beautiful pictures he took in accordance wi th everything else made the sale much easier and very quick. I would strongly recommend Nicholas Lagos in helping with selling and buying anybody's house, condo etc., because he simply does the best job, no matter how big or small your home is. I had this experience FOUR TIMES in selling & buying with his help and I did not regret it at all. I strongly believe he is the BEST.
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Nicolitsa Economou, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
Karen Close is a lovely person and makes you feel comfortable immediately upon meeting her. I met Karen nine years ago when I started my search to purchase a home. I had relocated to VA from MA and was completely overwhelmed! She knew exactly what I was looking for after only a few minutes. I bought the first place she showed me. So when it was time for me to relocate back to MA and sell the house she helped me find nine years earlier, I immediately contacted Karen. I completely trust her judgment and her knowledge of the marketplace. She did EVERYTHING to make the process of selling my home as stress free as possible for me. I wouldn't work with any other broker.
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Dawn Manchester
I was so pleased with the whole sales experience provided by Nicholas Lagos and Century 21 Gawen Realty. I wil l use them again when I need a realtor and I will refer any friends and family who are in need of a broker. He is a true professional and has a wealth of experience in real estate.
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Elaine Perkins, Arlington
I could not have managed this move in my life or the level of home repairs made without his guidance.
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Lori Whittemore Springfield, VA
Karen Close was the listing agent for the house we are now selling. That was over 20 years ago and we were im pressed with her at that time. Karen is an outstanding agent with an extensive knowledge of the local market and provided excellent advice when a bidding war developed on the condo we just purchased. She's always available and consistently pleasant to work with. We have complete confidence in her.
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Bob Rappaport, Arlington, VA
Karen Close has represented us in four sales in Northern Virginia and has been a delight to work with. She is very professional and has the pulse of the market and really gets results. A smart busienss woman who works really hard for you - thank you, Karen. Strongly recommend her as a Top Realtor in Northern Virginia. Linda & Alan Rogers
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Linda and Alan Rogers Arlington & McLean, VA
Karen Close was superb! She was compassionate and understanding of reasons why I was selling and buying my hom e. She was my advocate throughout this whole process. I have had agents in the past (for other properties) and KAREN was above all the rest! I am so thankful that she was my agent. She truly had my best interest and honestly, there needs to be more agents like her!
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C. Dussing
Karen was professional and very attentive to detail both in selling our house and assisting us with our purcha se. Her knowledge of the industry and local area was the best and truly helped us in completing this transaction. She is a delight to work with and we will be friends now going forward!
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Sharon Tallent, Arlington VA
I would **highly recommend** working with Mr. Lagos to anyone seeking to sell a home. Along with his thorough knowledge of the market, proven track record for achieving results quickly, and ready availability to us throughout the sale process, Mr. Lagos has superlative people skills. We were very fortunate and grateful to enjoy the benefit of his involvement and support.
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Joseph J. O'Hare, Silver Spring, MD
Karen was amazing! She was fantastic to work with - she sold our house in less than 2 weeks to a great young family. We highly recommend Karen Close.
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Arlington
We had worked with Nicholas Lagos previously and when we were planning to sell our house we didn't entertain t he idea of interviewing other agents to represent us. From day one until closing, his knowledge and professionalism are remarkable and his suggestions are invaluable. He listens to concerns or suggestions with patience, and not one of those "only my way" agents. Nicholas embraces digital technology which speeds up document signings and email exchanges. We also got a white-glove treatment from his CENTURY 21 Gawen Realty staff.
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Cindy W. and Ted A., Northern Virginia
Cathy is a top-notch broker. She is maintains a perfect blend of being extremely professional and warm/caring. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a home. She went above and beyond to make my experience smooth, easy and stress-free. Cathy Medders is a gem! As part of Cathy's above-and-beyond, she had a very professional video made of my town house. She added the 'gorgeous inside' sign to the yard sign. She really did a great job in getting potential buyers and finding the perfect buyer. Top-notch really says it all!
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Trish F. Virginia
My husband and I were new to the market and Karen helped us to learn the market and find a home that we will l ove living in. We looked for close to 8 months and Karen was informative, supportive and patient throughout our process. Then, in a competitive bidding situation, Karen guided us along a path that eventually landed us the contract. We will absolutely recommend Karen to others in need of an agent, and would love to do business with her again ourselves (although we don't plan on leaving our fabulous new home any time soon!).
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Courtney and Mike
We had worked with Nicholas Lagos previously and when we were planning to sell our house we didn't entertain t he idea of interviewing other agents to represent us. From day one until closing, his knowledge and professionalism are remarkable and his suggestions are invaluable. He listens to concerns or suggestions with patience, and not one of those "only my way" agents. Nicholas embraces digital technology which speeds up document signings and email exchanges. We also got a white-glove treatment from his CENTURY 21 Gawen Realty staff.
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Cindy W. and Ted A., Burke VA
It is inspiring to know that we have caring and trustworthy professionals like Nicholas Lagos in the real esta te business. We surely could use more personalities like Nicolas!
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Salma Rahman
I found Karen to be a unique blend of pragmatic and professional, on one hand, and warm and personable, on the other. As I mentioned earlier, she was persistently upbeat, which a seller needs--selling a house is more difficult than I had thougt. At the same time, she was frank about the market value of the house and what I needed to do to prepare it for sale. This meant that my expectations were realistic and in line with the outcome.
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Melinda Smale, Nellsford, Nelson County, VA
Karen is well known in our area and for good reason. She is phenomenal. The whole process couldn't have gone better. She's great.
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Gerard Baynham | Arlington, VA
*I have dealt with Karen Close and Bettee-Aynn Thomas for 15 years and would not use any one else!
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Teresa Lindsey
Karen Close knows the business and has the patience of a saint. She helped us find the right house for our nee ds at this time.
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Kenny Robinson
I don't know if it would be possible for me to put into words how much I enjoyed working with Karen. She helpe d find me my house and it was a no-brainer when deciding who I would use as my sellers agent. Karen's attitude, work ethic, friendship and overall personality are reasons I loved working with her and if I had been staying in the area would have worked with her again in a heartbeat. She made the process so easy and calmed my always present nerves. She is the gold standard and sets the bar for what anyone would want in an agent. There is no one else I would have wanted in my negotiating court other than Karen. She fought for me and I am more than confident got me a great deal. She also went above and beyond in dealing with my house fixes and closing since I had moved out of state and was unable to travel back. She is a godsend and I wish she would move to Texas so she could find me my new home and the sell it when needed. Karen was amazing to me as I dealt with the process from afar. I was no longer in state but she listened to me every time I would call and explained everything to me clearly and in detail. I always felt welcomed by her and that she genuinely loved what she was doing. I know she does and it shows in every aspect of her job. We should clone her.
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Emily Rauch, Alexandria Va.
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