Over a period of five years, Karen never lost sight of our dream. We desired a smaller house with a fabulous lake view. Out of the blue, Karen called us to say she might have found our perfect home. That day, with Karen’s help, we made an offer and a deal was struck. In addition, we had a condo in Incline Village that needed to be sold quickly. Karen listed and successfully sold the condo within two weeks with multiple offers. Thank you Karen for your persistence and guidance, we feel very lucky to have found our perfect home in Crystal Bay.
Dave and Maureen E. (Chico, CA.)
We have known Karen Simon for the past 16 years as our realtor and as a good friend. In 2000 we sent emails to approximately 15 Incline Village realtors and, to our benefit, Karen was the only one who responded. She has always been prompt and efficient in answering our questions and gathering information and has helped us buy and sell an Incline Village condo as well as a home. Due to her vast network of contacts in the Lake Tahoe and Reno area, she has helped us with identifying tradesmen (painters, plumbers, electricians, maids, etc) as well as contractors (carpets, screens/windows. furniture, etc). We are confident that anyone conducting a real estate transaction, whether buying or selling, with Karen, will quickly determine that the transaction is more than a one-off relationship.
Gerry and Pat P.(San Clemente, CA.)
We recommend Karen Simon wholeheartedly as a superb realtor. We have bought and sold many houses over the course of our marriage and we believe Karen is one of the best. We worked with Karen for several years to find the right second home in Incline Village for our family. Karen was always responsive, well informed, resourceful, honest, and patient. We particularly appreciated her persistence and willingness to go the extra mile. Fop example, as our search continued, we narrowed down our focus to a couple of neighborhoods. Before we arrived in Incline for a recent trip, Karen had called a number of realtors and asked if they had any listings coming up in those neighborhoods in the near future. By being assertive and very persistent, she found three great options for us, and we were able to complete our home purchase. Overall, Karen is a realtor who operates with high integrity, competence, and flexibility. Plus as a bonus, she is a delightful and fun person, even when handling the inevitable, bizarre situations that can occur in her profession.
Gail and Jeff M. (Dallas, TX.)
Jack and I want to thank you for everything you have done for us. We have had such fun visiting our new home. We feel very fortunate, not just because we haven’t run into any bears or can walk to the beach so easily or just love the fresh air, quiet and dark nights with stars so prominent, but because we met you at the McCloud open house after meeting several other agents. We were very fortunate for that opportunity. Your experience, expertise, patience, good humor and excellent advise all along the way made purchasing our little get-away not just painless but easy and fun, You are the best. Thank you for everything.
Bobby and Jack S.(Mays Blvd.)
When we were in the market for a condo appx. 12 years ago, we were referred to Karen by another realtor who was no longer in the business. Once we met Karen, we knew she had the personality and knowledge that would help us find the right property. Once Karen knew what we were looking for, she lined up several showings and introduced us to many areas in Incline. She found us a great deal on a McCloud that was unfurnished and needed a little TLC, so we bought it and had fun fixing it up and using it for 10 years! Once we decided to make the move to Incline permanently, we let Karen know that we now needed to sell the condo, and had her keep her eye out for a single family dwelling with a little more space. We ended up getting top dollar for our condo, even during the real estate downturn, and Karen found us a short-sale on the Eastern slope that was a PERFECT fit for us, and has a decent view of the lake. She worked with seller’s agent to make sure everything needed to happen with the short-sale (which was quite an ordeal). We’ve now been in our house a little over 2 years, and are grateful everyday that Karen found it, and had the patience to wait out the short-sale process with us to see it to fruition. Thanks again Karen!!
Sharon and Jim W. (Austin, TX.)
It was a pleasure working with Karen to purchase our Tahoe condo. She has a thorough knowledge of the Incline Village market, past and present, and provided very helpful guidance along the way. Karen has an ability to access a buyer’s interests and priorities and match them with the best properties. We really appreciated her professionalism, patience, and her attention to all the many details of our transaction. Thank you Karen! We love our condo.
Nathan and Sharon M. (McCloud)
We met Karen at an open house she was holding and were immediately struck by how open, honest, and accommodating she is. We went on to work with her during our search for a vacation home in Incline Village. She was always available and made a challenging search pleasant and enjoyable. We eventually settled on and purchased a property which would not have been on our radar at all, except that Karen had the intuitiveness to see what it was that would actually work for us and achieve what we were aiming at. She is a professional.
Connie and Mike S. (Sacramento, CA.)
Karen Simon is the agent to have. She has YOUR best interest in mind at all times. During our property search she notified us the minute a property within our parameters came on the market. We found her to be patient, attentive and helpful over the many months of our search. From offer to closing she was both vigilant and thorough. She has continued to help answer questions and concerns that have come up since the property closed, whether it has been referrals or generalities. We know that we can always count on Karen.
Bonnie and Dick G. (Martis Peak)
We first met Karen when she agreed to show us homes in Incline Village in 2004. She spent a great deal of time with us showing us many homes which fit our requirements, requests, and price range. After comparing numerous homes, we bought a lovely townhome which we enjoyed for eight years. In 2012 we decided to sell our home after having some health issues, and finding the altitude was not the best place for us to be living. We elected instead to remain full-time residents in Florida. Karen listed the house, provided a great on-line virtual tour, held open houses, and worked extremely well with her strong network of colleagues to present the home to prospective buyers. Once we received an offer, Karen’s knowledge of Nevada real estate law (seemingly much more intricate that Florida law) helped us in ensuring compliance with the law. Her negotiation skills and suggestions were impeccable. We would not hesitate to recommend and would certainly choose Karen to represent us again in either the purchase or sale of a home.
CJ and Scott B. (Key Largo, FL.).