REMAX UNITED Senior Real Estate Agent, specializing in helping people in the second half of life. Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Durham County, Orange County
Get to know Karen Cifala
Full time Realtor and Broker in Durham, NC. Working with sellers to get their home ready for sale by offering referrals to contractors, landscapers, clutter or staging improvements and navigating the paperwork,financial and inspection aspects for buyers sellers of all ages. Licensed Realtor since 2003, I have found that no transaction is the same and all are all unique, just like my clients!
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Specilizing in working with people in the second half of life to help create a smooth transition into retirement. Familiar with estate and elder law terminology and legislature pertaining to relevant to family estate issues and retirement years, investment property 1031 exchanges, selling the family house and helping to choose the perfect retirement home.
Senior Real Estate Specialist, (SRES designated real estate agent)
Testimonials for Karen Cifala
Karen listens to us and discern our whims from reality03/03/2016
Karen is a highly qualified agent who displayed her expert knowledge during the whole transaction: selling our farmhouse in Bluemont to securing our “forever home” in Purcellville! She was able to hear us: she listened and could discern our whims from the reality of finding the last home we plan to own. She was laser focused and epically available to show us what the market had to offer, to answer questions, and offer cogent advice – like a master bedroom on the main level. We endorse her without hesitation. Today we are proud to call her a life-long friend.
Allen and Susan H.
Joan & Bob Deurer11/20/2013
"We committed to reserve our cottage with a closing date only 90 days away. This started a tumultuous chain of events of selling our home, emptying it of generations of "junk" and getting the leftovers moved. The same day the papers carried a headline "Real Estate Crash". What timing!
The last time we bought and sold a house it was easy. We considered selling ourselves but quickly realized that our time constraints and the volatile market required real estate expertise. We were in strange territory, what real estate agency to chose? We invited three well known agencies to look over our home. All had impressive ideas but, the personality of the agent was the decider for us. We selected Coldwell Banker, specifically Karen Cifala. She offered the best combination of expertise, a solid marketing plan, and an enthusiastic sales personality. Most important of all, she recommended a target price that proved to be right at the market level. She prompted us on all the little things to do that made our home more saleable.
Between the sale and closing there seemed to be endless inspections, discussions and paperwork and at times they became somewhat strained. Karen was able to guide us thru the rough spots and we closed right on schedule.
The end result was that Karen quickly sold our home at a better price than we expected. Although we don't ever expect to sell another home, if we do, we'll be sure to call on Karen".