I specialize in relocating families to and within the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area. I focus on the details for you!
Get to know Karen Feltman
There is no place like home...I know how important family is to my clients. I make connections with my clients that last long past the closing. If you are relocating to the Cedar Rapids area, I will assist you in making Cedar Rapids a home. We all know that it is scary to move to a new place and a house is just one piece of the puzzle. I will also assist you in finding doctors, dentists, insurance, orthodontists, veterinarians, hairstylists, mechanics and anything else that you need to make a relocation to the area smoother. The best time to look for a doctor is before you need one! I will also assist you with banking, mortgages, and school registrations. Meeting new people and making friends can also be a challenge, so I will work to introduce you to other new members of the community that have similar beliefs and interests. If you already live in Cedar Rapids, then you already know what a great place this is to raise a family. I receive so much information from others about what is going on in the area, and trust me, there is always something fun going on here.
Real estate is truly an outlet for me to get to know other people and to stay connected in the community. Buying a home should be a fun process, a new adventure of sorts. It should never be a stressful experience where you feel pressured or unsure. Sometimes, the best solution is a temporary housing solution and lots of school tours to determine where you want to be. There is no pressure from me to make a decision, you need to do what is best for you and your family. When you sell your home, I will give you a list of the things that must be done and the things that I would like to be done. I even have a listing contract with the kids, in crayon, to make getting the house ready for showings that much easier. With three kids of my own, I understand that you do not live in a model home. But I also know that the right motivation can improve the valuable help you get from your own children during the selling process. Call me for a different approach to buying and selling the most valuable asset that your family has! You deserve a professional that will listen to your concerns and find a way to make your dreams come true for you and your family.
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I specialize in relocation, but I also really enjoy working with first time home buyers. There is a lot of trust involved with both of these categories and I have a wealth of information and insight that I can provide to make the process not seem so scary. I love my job and the areas that I serve and I am always willing to help. My clients call me for things long after the closing of their home. I am a great resource for local contractors, veternarians, great restaurants or gift ideas and more!
Testimonials for Karen Feltman
Chelsea and Rob Archibald06/20/2013
We had a great experience with Karen as our realtor. She was a true advisor when walking through prospective houses and was our advocate when working through some difficult obstacles when selling our house. We recommend her to anyone selling or buying a house.
Leeanne Rollen Rodriguez07/15/2012
When we first found out that Paul had been offered a job with Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids we were elated. It only took a matter of seconds, however, for the scary reality to hit. We are moving 1000 miles away from our friends and family. We know nothing and no one. With not even a place to live we could have easily panicked. It was our Realtor and Relocation Specialist, Karen Feltman, who calmed our fears and was the primary source of information and our first friend in the area. She took the time to take us to many, many places and gave us very honest feedback. We finally put an offer on what we thought would be the perfect place. We decided to live there for few months before closing to ensure that we liked both the house and the neighborhood. After a couple months we started to move toward closing, but we kept hitting roadblock after roadblock. After nearly a year and a roller coaster of emotions, it was Karen that finally gave us the dose of reality and the courage to accept that maybe this house was not meant to be. We then began the process again and finally found our perfect place. We closed on schedule and we could not be happier. Throughout the entire process, Karen was there for us. She fought for us when we needed a champion and stayed with us when many others would have abandoned us. There are not enough words to explain how much of a blessing Karen has been in our lives. There is not a doubt in our minds that the next time we are in need of a Realtor or if we know of anyone moving to the area, Karen is the only person we would call.
Julie and Ted Ebertsch10/17/2007
After several months with no activity and no sale in sight for our home, and with our new home rapidly coming to completion, we needed help. Karen stepped in and got our home sold in less than 45 days so that we didn't have to worry about juggling two mortgages! A great REALTOR like Karen is truly priceless!
Stephanie and Tim Estrada07/26/2005
Karen provided EXCEPTIONAL, over and beyond, service to us when we were purchasing our Cedar Rapids home in June. Not only did Karen fulfill all our expectations as a "REALTOR", she offered us great advice and suggestions on many aspects with regards to the offer and closing processes. When we ran into some difficulties with our local mortgage lender honoring the closing deadline as promised, Karen stepped in on our behalf when many realtors would have told us that it was our responsibility to negotiate with the lending agent. Karen spent endless hours personally, on the phone, and making trips to the lenders office, to wrap up all loose-ends to get us to closing as soon as possible. Without Karen's knowledge and vigorous perseverance, I am certain that we would not have closed for many more weeks, if at all. Through a stressful and frustrating closing, Karen was the one person who gave us reassurance that things would work out in the end. We recommend Karen highly to anyone we know looking at purchasing or selling their home, and we are extremely thankful we had someone like her on our team throughout this transaction. Thank you Karen for all you did to make our new home possible!