My Client Reviews
Karena made a very difficult process for me very quick & easy. She sold my house in 10 days at top dollar, and held my hand thru the entire process to make the process stressless and comfortable. It is not easy to sell the Family home!!!
Karena was fantastic helping us sell our house. She is extremely responsive to help with anything we needed help with.
Chris Thomas B.
We cannot say enough good things about Karena Wells. This is our third time using Karena, twice for buying and once of selling. Unfortunately, we have now moved out of state. We wish Karena would come with us! Karena is professional and extremely knowledgeable about the local market and real estate practices. Karena also prides herself in her ethical integrity. She has good communication skills, keeps you regularly apprised of the status of your transaction, and returns calls daily. While remarkably candid, Karena is also fun and easy to work with. She looks out for your best interests and often goes above and beyond the call of duty. Karena helped us with selling some furniture, and locating and vetting a realtor in another state. Of the handful of realtors we have used over the years, none come close to Karena.
Previous review from Chris Thomas B.
We are experienced home owners, having built, bought and sold homes both in the U.S. and abroad. Accordingly, we are also admittedly high maintenance clients. Karena Wells, Coldwell Banker, did not bat a lash. We found Karena professional and knowledgeable in our relocation and home buying endeavor. She has excellent communication skills, responding very quickly to every email, text and phone call. She also gave us great advice on the local market. Karena has great follow-up and a get-it-done attitude. ÃÂ She is honest, upfront and has integrity. ÃÂ No drama. ÃÂ ÃÂ She did a great job start to finish, going beyond the call and assisting us with tasks difficult to complete from afar. Karena also has access to a team of professionals to handle real estate related transaction needs (brokers, inspectors, etc.) We couldn't have been more pleased with the service. We would definitely recommend Karena and will not hesitate to ask her to assist us in the future.
Karena was just fabulous to work with. She had the confidence, experience, and expertise to navigate the complex scenario of selling our home while we purchased a new one. She skillfully negotiated on our behalf, shouldered much of the stress, and wisely guided us so that it could all happen in a timely manner. Karena met each obstacle that arose with a creative and positive spirit, which made difficult situations much easier on us. She was always available and communicative throughout the entire process, and willing to hand hold when necessary. We could not have been more pleased with an agent, and would not be here today, happily settled in our new home, if it were not for her. I very highly recommend her. We feel so grateful to have had her as our agent!
Karena is an outstanding realtor. We found her delightful to work with: her communication skills are stellar, and her confidence and warm personality made all the difference. We were in a challenging situation: We wanted to sell our house and buy another with a contingency sale... just as the pandemic hit our county and a shutdown was mandated. It was an unprecedented situation, but Karena navigated it confidently and easily. She guided us as to the cosmetic improvements we needed to make to sell our house quickly. They worked! Karena and her team held our hand every step of the journey... explaining the legalese of the paperwork, alerting us to the deadlines, facilitating negotiations with the seller, recommending competent home inspectors, scheduling showings, and closing the deal. We are so happy in our dream home. And grateful to Karena for making it happen. I could not imagine a better real estate agent to work with. She is absolutely amazing!
Anyone looking for an outstanding agent should look no further. Karena has the ability to adapt to specific needs of her clients. Speaking as an experienced client, I would highly recommend Karena to help anyone with their real estate journey. Her honesty and availability are the 2 attributes that sets her apart from the rest.
When trying to close out of our house we needed a declaration from our HOA stating we had nothing against our property. The HOA wanted $150 just to say there was no violations against our property. We made it very clear we were not willing to pay for this. Instead we found with some more paperwork we could do a no cost declaration with the purchasers. Karena's assistant called to collect the info and all seemed good. When it got time to sign closing documents we found buried in the paperwork that Karena had paid the fee without telling us and on top of her commission was also collecting the fee back out of our sale.
Karena has been an incredible realtor which we can easily say after working with several past realtors. She is exceptionally knowledgeable, dedicated and responsive. She never gave up and went well above and beyond to help us find the perfect home. She was able to find us a solution to every concern that came up. We will definitely work with Karena again and refer all our friends to her.
My wife and I came out to Washington, from Michigan with hopes of finding a place to retire in. We weren't having much luck. Then we met Karena and things got moving in a positive direction. Karena sat down with us and asked all the right questions. She has a great dedication to her craft and is very good at putting a buyer at ease. She helped us find a beautiful home and guided us through the process of making that home, ours. Karena is not only our real estate agent, she's a good friend !!!
The process of buying/selling a home - moving! - can be exciting but it will also be stressful. As much as we appreciate Karena's knowledge and practical experience in these matters, we are most thankful for her calm, even keel. Karena's kind and conscientious manner never added stress, but eased it. We are grateful for her service and most happy we chose her to help find and then close on our wonderful new home.
Karena was wonderful to work with. She was friendly and attentive to our needs. Being long distance buyers, along with a few other special circumstances, made looking for this home very stressful. Karena was calm and patient, and got the job done. We would definitely work with her again, and would recommend her to anyone needing an agent.
I want to rate Karena 10 stars! We currently live in Michigan, are retiring, relocating and had a short time frame to work with. We were looking for a home with a view of the water or shipping channel north of Seattle. We started in Port Orchard and moved north working with various agents as far as they would take us. When we arrived in Port Ludlow, Karena was able to show homes in many areas that fit the profile that we had indicated as desirable. She listened closely to our description of the lifestyle we were looking for and helped us to evaluate the homes we toured and ultimately choose the home that was right for us. Karena has a technique of asking a series of questions about each home toured, rating them and comparing the ratings. This was very useful in making choices. Karena is extremely personable and knowledgeable, she kept commitments and was responsive to our many questions and requests. She was familiar with many of the homes that we chose to tour and even though we spent a very short period with her we could easily see that we were in the most competent of hands. I would recommend her to any serious buyer.
Karena vetted multiple realtors in Los Alamos, NM where I was looking for houses and found me an amazing realtor. She also checked in on how my house hunting was going throughout 2.5 months to see if I was satisfied with the realtor, if there was anything she could help me with, and if I had any questions. She helped me with questions about buying a home, budgeting for a home, and things that I would need to be familiar with when I found a home and was completing the purchasing documents. I will refer anyone to Karena who is looking for an excellent, knowledgeable, and invested realtor who will dedicate themselves to finding a home that fits the person and not just a house to sell. She helped me through a very stressful process that I was doing by myself, reassured me that I could do it and that she would help me with anything I didn't understand. If/when I purchase a home again, I will contact Karena to find me a perfect realtor in my area.
Karena is a dedicated professional who knows the markets she works and works hard to find the very best fit for her clients. I recommend her highly.
My husband and I were relocating to an area where I grew up, but had not lived in 40 years. The area has changed and I was unfamiliar with it. Karena spent 3 days taking us to various locales and showing us homes. She was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable about each area. We are completely satisfied with the home we chose and Karena's help in finding it. She took us through the entire process from beginning to end, and followed up with us after we moved in. She even showed us an amazing grocery store in the area. We couldn't be happier!
I cant say enough about how positive our experience was with working with a purchasing a home thru Karena. She was honest, personable, sharp & articulate. She walked and guided us throughout the entire process. She balanced being informative and communicating importantant pieces of information (positive & not as positive) yet, making sure that we knew the decisions were ours to make with any next steps. She is very passionate about her work and we immediately got a sense from her that it was much more about her selling a house to us- and more about partnering with her with helping us find the perfect HOME. Karena is wonderful & we highly recommend her!
Five stars doesn't begin to rate Karena. Karena's knowledge, experience, dedication and reliability are first rate. My wife Jennifer and I are first time buyers. We met Karena while looking at a different house. Even though Karena was busy she took a few minutes to talk with us and gave us a wonderful first impression. We connected with Karena a few days later and looked at a couple houses, one of which thanks to Karena we are now home owners! Her knowledge and willingness to help us get the best deal, and her help with understanding the process of buying took a tremendous load off our plates. What fears we had going into the proceedings were quickly squashed as Karena put us as ease, keeping us posted every step of the way. Karena worked diligently long hours and answered any questions we had. Not only was Karena our agent but she has become a friend as well. Jennifer and I are very proud and happy with our new home and Karena is welcome here anytime! We have already given Karena's name and phone number to a few of our friends who are now and some who will be in the market for a new home soon. Karena has earned our trust and respect. After looking at several houses over a long period of time, talking with several different real estate agents, Karena proved we made the right decision in going with her in our purchase. Karena is truly a jewel in her profession and no doubt she'll go far. In closing I honestly cannot thank Karena enough for all she's done for us! Anyone who goes through the process of buying a house will truly benefit having Karena work with them! Thank you Karena for all you've done for us!! Ken and Jennifer Goodwin
Karena was extremely helpful to us with our new home purchase. Being new to the area, Karena provided us with guidance on the local area as well as the intricacies of rural living, i.e. wells, septic, etc. She was always knowledgeable on the home purchase details, was very responsive to our needs.
Karena was recommended to us after a negative experience with another real estate agent while looking for a home in the Sequim area. What a revelation! Honest, straight forward, experienced, knowledgeable, always available, sincere and really nice. Whenever I had a question, I was able to call Karena and get an answer. If she didnt know the answer immediately, she found it out and got back to me ASAP. We love our new home and Karena changed a highly stressful situation into an exciting one. I highly recommend Karena to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Olympic Peninsula area.
Great to work with. Very helpful in managing the many details that came up during the closing period so that the process concluded right on time.
Dave and Alice C.
Karena: Our local real estate agent referred us to you and we are in her/your debt. Your local knowledge of the area, your special efforts to be available whenever we needed you, your special tour of the area to help us get our bearings as we readied to relocate to this area were most appreciated. Your efforts to understand just what we were looking for and your knowledge of the military community, lifestyle, and special challenges were added bonuses. As we were not able to be present at our house inspection or closing, we especially appreciated your being our eyes and ears. And your referrals to local services and other resources was invaluable. In short, we are most appreciative of your professionalism, at each stage in the process.
- 15 years as a Realtor
- Managing Broker
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- catering to the military after 23 years as a military spouse
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