California BRE#01732313. Residential Realtor, serving North County San Diego including Rancho Bernardo, Poway, San Marcos, Vista, Carmel Mountain, Escondido
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 regulartions, 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”.
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®
Karen Crowson's Blog Posts
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 for Karen Crowson
Mirit & Kevin11/02/2012
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 & Linda10/20/2012
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 & Bonnie09/12/2012
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 & Nick06/15/2012
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 & Nick06/15/2012
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 & Mindy05/14/2012
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 & Raquel05/14/2012
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.
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 & Sarah02/15/2012
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 & Bob07/26/2011
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.