Karen Mathison

    Karen Mathison

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    Expect me to put you first as I help you find the perfect home or sell your current home at the best price possible. When we work together, I'll learn what's important to you, help you to navigate the market and serve as your advocate in making buying or selling decisions.

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    Overall star rating: 5.0
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    Carrie gave Karen 5 stars out of 5
    Our first visit to Cedar Rapids from Madison, Wisconsin to look at homes was daunting. Not knowing what else to do, we had seen homes on Zillow that interested us and decided to ask the listing agent of each home to show us their listing. Karen was one of those listing agents and was the first one to call us after we went back to Wisconsin. She addressed all of our concerns and asked a thousand questions about what we were looking for. She never asked us to hire her, instead, she just did what she does for everyone and pursued the answers to questions that she knew would help her help us. We had multiple others ask us if we would hire them to look further for us, but Karen was already working for us before we even asked her to. She put us at ease immediately and allowed us to move ahead or wait at our own pace. She was a consummate professional and honed in on those particulars that made our situation unique to us. Karen is a tremendous listener and even reminded me on more than one occasion why I did or did not want certain features. My husband and I fully relied on her to guide us through the buying process, and she even provided help for us to sell our home in Madison. There were no questions that were left unanswered, or that were considered to be irrelevant. She got to know us so that she could anticipate what our concerns, questions, or trepidations might be. She accommodated us when it was inconvenient for her and made sure that we saw the house we wanted to see before anyone else did. I never felt that I had to remember every single detail about everything as I knew that she would gladly remind me of the thousand and one details we had discussed. She took all of the unexpected things in stride and normalized the process for us. Our first home purchase in Madison was an unusual circumstance so we did not have the advantage of having had gone through all the normal channels. She was patient and gracious when we asked the same questions ten different ways. It was the greatest relief to not worry about paperwork, fees, deadlines, etc. She had it all under control. We needed pre-approval and in no time there was a financial specialist meeting us at the house we were looking at ready to take our information and set up an appointment for the next morning. We needed a housing inspector and she had it all arranged before I could check a text message. It was a tremendous weight off our shoulders knowing that nothing would fall through the cracks or get out of sequence. We were so grateful for her expertise and calm demeanor. She made us feel like a million bucks when we finally arrived 2 hours late to closing due to a traveling mishap. In fact, she had been paying close attention to my comments as we walked through homes and remembered that I loved globes. There at closing, she had a gorgeous flowering plant for our new front porch and a lovely small globe to mark the event. We plan to recommend her to every single person we know who is looking to purchase a new home. I don't think you can find anyone better for your unique home buying experience.
    John gave Karen 5 stars out of 5
    Karen is a remarkable partner in selling and/or purchasing your next home. I have never encountered a realtor in all my experiences purchasing and selling a home as responsive, attentive, caring and realistic as Karen. As our search changed she was responsive and never fatiguing as we looked at dozens of homes. As some one who works in sales personally I can say professionally Karen understands clients needs, wishes and limitations and works with her counterparts on the other side of the deal to get the job done. She works tirelessly as your agent and I cannot think of a single realtor for whom I would give a higher recommendation. Karen wrote in a card to us at the completion of the process that it is special to her when a client becomes a friend, I am grateful to say just as humbly that I am grateful when a realtor becomes a friend. Karen, thank you for helping us find our dream home!
    Mary gave Karen 5 stars out of 5
    Karen is professional, caring, smart. I have worked with her for over5 years. She is a realtors realtor. Top notch

    My Experience

    • Member of Cedar Rapids & Iowa City MLS My memberships include: National Association of Realtors ( NAR) Iowa Association of Realtors ( IAR) Cedar Rapids Area Associations of Realtors (CRAAR) Coldwell Banker Sterling Society 2013 Coldwell Banker International President's Circle 2014 Education Bachelor of science in marketing and management Gannon University, Erie, PA

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Cedar Rapids Area Associations of Realtors (CRAAR) Coldwell Banker Sterling Society 2013 Coldwell Banker Coldwell Banker International President's Circle 2014,15,16

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