Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) Real Estate Agent

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Karen Crowson
Your Agent for Change
location_on Rancho Bernardo, CA — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
BRE#01732313
Get to Know Karen Crowson

Your Change Agent

There is one thing we can count on in the real estate market and that is change. From market advantage, to technological innovation to laws and regulations, change itself has been a constant. Those elements provide both benefits and challenges.  

That frequency of change is a difficult obstacle to overcome for consumers in many instances. There is more information available to them than ever before, but understanding how it relates to their personal situation, their long term goals and their specific geographic location isn’t always a clear path. That’s where my work begins.

Call me crazy, but that’s what I love the most about this business.  There is never a dull moment in real estate and keeping up with industry, market and technology changes is an important component of my profession. Educating buyers and sellers about these changes and how they affect them is of utmost importance to my clients.  It’s personally very satisfying to help someone put together a plan for their future housing needs, put it into action, and take it to a successful close.

Real estate is my passion, and I approach each client situation with enthusiasm and professionalism.  Being detail-oriented and a skilled facilitator, I coordinate the many parties necessary to complete a real estate transaction.  As a trained negotiator, I work diligently to bring parties to mutual agreement.  And as a past marketing director, I have the experience and skills to expertly develop a detailed marketing plan for selling a home.

My 20+ years in a corporate environment cultivated a strong work ethic and the ability to adapt quickly to demanding circumstances.  When your living situation presents you with change, call on me  - your “Change Agent”.

Professional Affiliations

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
Certified by the NorCal Housing Coalition for Home Buyer Assistance
Bay East Achievement Club, Grand Master's Award, 2013, 2014, 2016
Member, North County Association of Realtors®
Member, California Association of Realtors®
Member, National Association of Realtors®

 

 

Certifications

Most of my clients have been thinking about making a move or an investment for quite a while, before they actually put a plan in motion. They are goal oriented in approaching their impending move and like to weigh their options.  I enjoying giving them the resources they need to make those very important evaluations and when appropriate, help them plot out a timeline and game plan for making their dream a reality.  We run through scenarios and what if's, where they gain clarity about their particular situation.

I truly enjoy working with First Time Buyers. There is an endless array of information available online, yes. Understanding it is exceptionally important to a new buyer. Our market is in constant motion and helping a buyer learn to assess properties is an important part of the equation. There are potential benefits and risks associated with foreclosed or short sale properties, and familiarity with the particulars before making a purchase gives buyers more comfort with the process overall . 

 

Testimonials
Mirit & Kevin
11/02/2012
Karen is awesome! She helped sell my husbands place efficiently and as painlessly as possible. Karen went the extra mile with all of the details and getting back to us promptly. She is very knowledgable, patient, and gets the job done!
Karl & Linda
10/20/2012
We stated looking for a home in April of 2012 with another agent. We did not exspect what a turbulent and aggressive market is was. After 10 offers with no success we turned to Karen. We new immediately what a difference, and with Karen's expertise and knowledge, we were successful in getting a beautiful home in Livermore.
Phil & Bonnie
09/12/2012
My wife and I met Karen Crowson at an open house in Livermore and we loved her from the start. She was well-informed, answered our questions in detail and educated us as new comers to the market, which at the time was running rampant towards the end of spring with multiple offers and low inventory. Throughout our time with Karen, she was always readily available to answer any question and made everything very clear. We had been working with an agent before who seemed more interested in getting her next listing and churning the next sale rather than taking care of our needs, but Karen was a refreshing change. We felt at ease and very confident that she was in it for us, not for improving her numbers. We worked with several different agents as a result of being undecided on location so we had a good sampling. Karen was the best. You can feel confident knowing that she’ll work with your needs and take care of all your questions. We highly recommend Karen Crowson.
Garni & Nick
06/15/2012
My husband and I recently purchased a home through Karen. Karen met with us to get a detailed understanding of our needs and once this was established she was diligent in presenting suitable properties. Her follow through was impeccable and the level of service she provided was completely unexpected, she made the process a breeze! In a crazy market Karen's creativity and skill were remarkable.
Garni & Nick
06/15/2012
Karen is absolutely fabulous! She helped us buy a smaller home to down size into in 2011. We weren't sure what we were looking for or where for a while and Karen patiently worked with us through the process of narrowing down what we wanted (through a number of false start showings [too small, too big, too much, too little, too good, too bad, too far, etc.]). She's incredibly responsive, well informed, and well networked. She's professional beyond reproach. She does detailed research, knows the people you'll need to know to buy your house (lenders, gardeners, roofers, painters, carpet layers, handymen, etc.) and gets the job done. This is our second experience with Karen and both times were great!
Casey & Mindy
05/14/2012
As first time home buyers, Karen was very patient and helpful. We new very little about the home buying process and she was there to help us through each step a long the way. We are now proud home owners, and would not be where we are without Karen's help.
Dan & Raquel
05/14/2012
Karen was outstanding!! She was there every step of the way to answer our questions and help us get closed under a tight schedule. Also, her knowledge of the Tri-Valley area was very helpful. As new residents of Livermore, we actually feel we have been here for years with all we now know about the community, events, etc. We got moved in and are now happy in our new home. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking to purchase a home in the East Bay.
Kris K.
05/01/2012
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for helping me get into my own home! I know I had a lot of questions, but you always answered them promptly, and in "real estate" language I could understand. May sound simple, but was truly appreciated. Needless to say, with your patience, knowledge, perseverance, and friendly business-like attitude ~ the experience was comfortable and I really felt like my best interest was kept at heart..... Thank you for my new home!
Tyler & Sarah
02/15/2012
Karen is absolutely perfect if you're a first time home buyer. She is willing to sit down and discuss every detail of the home buying process. Carefully listen's to what you're looking for in a home, and guides you into buying the perfect house. Also she make's herself available to you if you have any questions. Would highly recommend Karen to anyone in the market for a home.
Katie & Bob
07/26/2011
We highly recommend Karen as a real estate agent. From the start we’ve been impressed with Karen’s professionalism, her vast knowledge of the current housing market, her intensive fact-based research of neighborhood comps, her marketing strategy, and her general attentiveness to our concerns.
Don & Laurel
07/25/2011
What initially sold us on Karen was her honest, direct and confident manner. She was professional and well-prepared and she did not simply tell us what we wanted to hear, just to get the listing. She told us what she believed to be the state of the market, the pros and cons of our particular property and she told us she would work very hard for us, which as it turns out was absolutely true. Karen guided, mentored and mediated us through the process from beginning to end. Her marketing activities and materials were absolutely first class. She made sure we were well prepared before the broker tour and the first impression when our property hit the market was perfect. She responded to every question, voicemail and email promptly and she made us feel at all times like we ere her most important clients, even tough I know she had other listings and buyer-clients at the same time.
Barbara & Dick
03/16/2011
Karen was very professional and personable. She had quite a bit of knowledge and if she didn't have an answer she would go out of her way to find it. She was readily available and if we had to leave her a message she got back to us very quickly. She was cheerful and pleasant to work with. She made the whole process easy. We definitely recommend Karen for your real estate needs
Beki & Steve
03/04/2011
We had a lot of complications with the sale of our home but Karen went to bat for us. She picked up the slack when the buyer's agent dropped the ball and really went above and beyond to help us close the sale successfully. We were extremely satisfied with her professionalism and work ethic. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. She's very good at what she does.
Rosemary & Gary
11/10/2010
Out of the various Realtors we interviewed, Karen was by far the most thorough and well prepared, thus making her the obvious choice. Karen's strategy led to our home selling in 3 days! Her commitment didn't end there. After the sale & through the close of Escrow, she handled all the was expected and all the surprises with confidence, making our experience a much easier one. Karen is professional & genuine and has become a good friend.
Sarah H.
06/30/2010
Karen guided me through the process of purchasing my first home. Her patience and buttoned up style ensured that I found a home in my budget in my community during a very uncertain time in the market. Karen was more than an agent. She spent so much time with me and made everything so easy - I recommend her to anyone buying a home but especially to first time buyers.
Dan & Raquel
05/15/2010
Karen was outstanding!! She was there every step of the way to answer our questions and help us get closed under a tight schedule. Also, her knowledge of the Tri-Valley area was very helpful. As new residents of Livermore, we actually feel we have been here for years with all we now know about the community, events, etc. We got moved in and are now happy in our new home. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking to purchase a home in the East Bay.
Nate & Tracey
08/30/2009
Karen Crowson represented us in the sale of our condominium and the experience was outstanding. With the state of the market we did not know what to expect in trying to sell our property, but Karen was honest, upfront, and explained what we needed to know in order to sell the property. Every time I had a question about the process I was able to get in touch with Karen and she was able to answer my question or ease any worry I may have. I was extremely impressed with the open line of communication. If Karen did not answer her phone when I called, she almost always immediately called me back. Ultimately, with the help of Karen Crowson we were able to sell our property in two days. would definitely recommend her to others.
J. P. & Shilpa
11/05/2007
Karen helped us sell our old home and also buy a new home. During both processes, we found Karen to be extremely capable, professional, disciplined and honest. She is quick to respond to correspondences and acts quickly when the need arises. For selling our house, Karen helped set a time-line and make a list of things to do to prepare our house for sale. She also staged our house for sale. We got an offer in 1 week.
Terry E.
08/10/2007
Thank you for turning what can be a stressful experience into an enjoyable one. You were more than happy to work around my schedule which was not always easy since I travel much of the time. Not only did you quickly sell my house in Hayward, you were able to find me the perfect house in Livermore. I remember the day that you told me you found my new home and you were right! Thanks again, I absolutely love my home and would recommend you to anyone that is in the market for a new house.
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