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Karen is a 34 year plus resident of Huntsville. She is a real estate agent with Keller Williams, a nationally recognized company. She can sell your home or find you a home anywhere in North AL.
I FOUND THEM A HOME. . . . .
I CAN FIND YOU ONE TOO!!!!!!!!
Hello and thank you for reading my Profile and getting to know me better! It is my goal, as your full service Real Estate Agent, specializing in the North Alabama (especially Huntsville, Madison, Madison County, Morgan County and Limestone County) areas, to provide you with superior service at all times. My local expertise, extensive sales background and extensive real estate experience will benefit you - whether you are serious about buying or selling a home at this time, or are a returning client checking out the many homeowner resources I offer.
First, let me introduce myself for you "new" clients! I have lived in this area for over 37 years so I KNOW the North Alabama area well. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! I consider this community an excellent place to reside and would love to share with you my enthusiasm for the many neighborhoods that encompass it.
Before making real estate my career, I spent many years in Sales and Management. In those roles, I learned many things: how to work in the best interest of my customer/client; how to LISTEN completely; how to negotiate; how to "target" your needs; AND I learned the true value of building relationships and becoming a true PARTNER in your real estate endeavors!
On a personal note, I am very active in the Land Trust and animal rescue. My husband and I enjoy hiking (with our dogs), canoeing (with our dogs), visiting with friends, and watching good movies. I have been involved heavily in animal rescue for almost 10 years now, and I have brought the same level of compassion, commitment and caring that is second nature as an animal rescuer. Because of my passionate nature, I truly care about "doing the right thing" for my clients.
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I LOVE home buyers! I also thoroughly enjoy working with new home buyers and walking them through the WHOLE process - from financing to closing. I am extremely knowledgeable in working with out of town clients, and a major portion of my buyer business is made up of those out of town clients. Once we begin working together, I will load a profile of the home for which you are looking (i.e., price, size, location, etc down to any minor details you want). Then, within 24 hours AFTER a home is listed that fits your profile, you will receive an email from me. When you find ones you are ready to go view, just call me! How much easier can that get!!
I LOVE listings! I know most areas in Huntsville, Madison and Madison County very well - regarding house values, etc. I will prepare a market analysis so we can decide, thogether, what your home should list for and how long it will take to sell. Not only do I put a sign in your yard, but you will go on my website which is uploaded to 7 national sites, your home will have a virtual tour uploaded onto 5-7 national sites (inlcluding Realtor.com), your home is listed on the MLS for North Alabama which is seen by all agents, your home is listed on Valley MLS, and I will include it in the MLS Caravan as well as hold open houses. Magazine ads and newspaper ads are also common for my listings.
From Andy Young, Huntsville, AL
Karen was extremely helpful throughout the buying process. This was my first home purchase and she made sure that I understood every step along the way. She was always available to answer questions or give advice, and she was willing to accommodate my busy schedule. Karen always had a warm demeanor and she was a joy to work with. Most importantly, I always felt that I could trust her and that my best interests were her main concern. I am glad that I chose Karen to help me find my first home, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
From Herb and Martha Carden, Brown City, MI
Karen was great! There's nothing like a transplanted Yankee! Grass does not grown under Karen's feet.
From Michele Belo, Decatur, AL
Karen took time to meet and get to know me, learn my wants, show me Huntsville and the surrounding area looking for a potential home and location interest, then she applied what she learned to help me locate my new home. . . again, it met my wish list wants and stayed within my price range. I love my new home and have already met a couple of my neighbors who seem quite nice. I greatly enjoyed working with Karen. She was very efficient and energetic in my home searching and buying process. I will certainly refer others to Karen when they enter the home buying market.
From Barbara Polston, Madison, AL
We are indebted to Karen for everything she did to sell our house for the best price and in a short period of time. Karen made the whole selling experience comfortable. She has an uncanny way of making you feel that you're her first priority. And, I believe everyone is her first priority. Her peronal attention to the most minute detail is remarkable. She is a lovely person and we feel we made a friend in the short time we got to know her. We would, without reservation, recommend or use her services again.
From Lisa and Ricky McNeal, Huntsville, AL
Karen was very upbeat, energetic and knowledgeable. She always made us feel comfortable. We wouldn't work with anyone else after working with Karen. Karen's energy and knowledge helped mak a stressful, life altering decision an easy one!
Mollie Francis, Austin, TX
Karen Borden is an agent's agent! I'm a Keller Williams agent in Texas and a dear friend of mine's children, who live in the Huntsville area, wanted to buy a house last year and had no idea where to turn -it was their first time. I told them I'd find an agent who'd treat them like family-just like I would.
I interviewed agents over the phone and found several who I thought would do a great job but one stood out above the rest and I chose her-Karen Borden. She takes agency and representation very seriously.
Aside from the personal comfort level (we both rescue orphaned little animals), we discussed our methods to working with buyers. We agreed on all of the important points I work so hard to bring to the table when I work with my own clients. Professionally, she was just what I was looking for.
She took the time to thoroughly explain the process to them and give them all the best information. She made sure they made decisions they were comfortable with and understood, and that were reality-based. She found them a good lender who would make sure they got a good rates and advice about the kind of financing they should have. She kept me up to date every step of the way-from property searches to negotiations, inspections all the way to closing and beyond. She went above and beyond while helping them with inspections and other aspects of due diligence and follow up after the sale. Even though she knew she was helping them make the right moves and decisions, she bounced them off me each step of the way so I felt very comfortable about how they were progressing.
I trusted her with my best friend's family, you can trust her too. She's sharp, knowledgeable, incredibly competent and honorable. Karen Borden is an agent who doesn't just talk the talk, she walks the walk.
From Aaron and Lori Cummings, Madison, AL
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen: She was so personable and really took the time to find out your likes and dislikes in a house. It made house hunting so much easier because she could already rule out the houses she knew we wouldn't like. She was also very knowledge and knew how to negotiate. She was very good at predicting what the seller's would do or come back with. Plus she loves dogs and who couldn't enjoy that. Karen directed us to a great lender that truly helped us get a good rate on our mortgage. The home inspection went fine and the closing couldn't have gone smoother
Additional Comments: Karen was extremely helpful. This is our second home purchase and the experience with Karen far exceeded our first home purchase. She was very quickly and easily able to understand our taste, price-range, and preferences allowing her to provide a level of surface we had never seen or heard of.
When we arrived for our house hunting trip in Huntsville she picked me up at the airport, showed me around town, and made me feel comfortable as we visited over 25 houses in one weekend that met our price and taste criteria. Her hard work and customer service led us to put an offer a house that same weekend.
Extremely well-versed, flexible, accommodating and friendly in her job. We drop her name to anyone we bump into that's even THINKING about buying a house.
From Russell Lane, Toney, AL
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen: She was great. There was nothing that she was not willing to help me with. As a first time homebuyer, I was clueless about how things worked. Whether it was answering questions I had, or reminding me of things that I needed to do, she was on top of everything. The entire experience of buying my first home was a pleasurable one. Karen did a great job to ensure that everything went smoothly. She also made it pretty fun; she was always in a great mood and she just has a great attitude. I will definitely recommend her without a moment's hesitation to anyone I know that is ready to buy or sell a home. I will definitely be using her again. Thank you for everything!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.