Sandy & PJ
Karen gets 5 stars for sure! Karen is Amazing! We have been working with Karen for several years and recently she found us our new home that “checked all the boxes”. She also helped us sell a home. She is a highly experienced realtor, responsive, provided excellent guidance, provided top notch referrals for various services, and was supportive with all of our detailed questions and concerns. Her communication skills are excellent, and she is great at connecting to people and establishing respected relationships. She went above and beyond many times. Karen is our number 1 choice for a realtor, and we highly recommend her!
We sold our home in Petaluma and Santa Rosa using Karen Grotte as our agent. She hit it out of the park! A home run. We got the best price and conditions of anyone around and she handled the buyer and the transaction with utmost professionalism. We liked her so much that we then used her as our agent to purchase our new home in Sebastopol. Another home run! She made sure we got exactly the house we wanted at the price we wanted. Her follow up is fantastic and everything went smoothly. We have purchased and sold homes in the past and none of those deals went as well as these did. We will only use Karen Grotte as our real estate agent from now. Customers for life.
Karen Grotte is an incredibly good agent! Her communication skills are superb. She is the person who is driven to get things done, in a timely manner, and to the best interest of her client. She is the best ally you can have whether you are buying or selling a property. Highly recommend!
I would HIGHLY recommend Karen Grotte to my friends and family. I had lived in my PUD in Santa Rosa for 20+ years and decided to sell it and move to Pennsylvania to be close to my son, his wife and my newborn grandson. My best friend Ken recommended Karen to me. She had helped he and his wife through 4 or 5 transactions - some were sales and some were purchases. He could't say enough about how great it was to work with Karen!
The first time I met Karen I knew I had made the right decision. She walked through my property pointing out things that should be done as well as things that weren't as necessary. This gave me a very clear idea of what my priorities should be for the time frame that I had decided on for my relocation. Karen got back to me a day or two later with her suggestion on a listing price based on her market study for similar properties. I felt that it was a very reasonable number and she got my property professionally cleaned, staged and listed very quickly. I really cannot think of any way that my experience could have been improved.
I was relocating from the east coast a few years ago and my friends introduced me to Karen. They purchased numerous properties from her and knew she could help me. Karen is very professional, listened to what I was looking for and found the perfect home for me. The whole process was so easy with her. I was relocating to another state and Karen did an outstanding job selling my home quickly. I would highly recommend you call her first if your looking in Sonoma and surrounding area!!!
Karen Grotte has been my real estate agent for several transactions over the past decade. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and ethical. Karen is well known in her field and ranks as one of the most successful agents in this area. Whether buying or selling, Karen always does what it takes to get the job done for her clients. I have contacted her evenings and weekends and she is always available. I'll always contract with Karen Grotte for all future real estate transactions as I know that I will receive the best representation available. Bottom line: I trust her.
Karen is hands down, the single best realtor we've ever worked with. She's a no nonsense, straight shooter and works tirelessly to help her clients find the right fit for them. I HIGHLY recommend Karen to anyone looking for a realtor who will flat out get things done.
L & K
Karen Grotte handled the sale of our home and she is the best real estate agent ever! Why, you ask? Well, because she sold our home in one day, over asking price, with no open house. How did she do this, you ask? Well, because she prepared well in advance of us putting the home on the market. She helped us get Pest and Home Inspections as well as necessary repairs set up and completed. She prequalified buyers and only invited well qualified buyers to view the home. She got an expert photographer for the property as well as a professional video of our home including a drone overflight. Not only that, but she made a booklet out of pictures we had of the many seasonal flowers on our property. All of these things together plus her other efforts made our property stand out from the others.
Karen’s follow up and diligence are unmatched. She brought many good ideas to the table and made this close to $2 million dollar transaction easy as buying toothpaste! The buyers of our property were also impressed by her. That says a lot about Karen’s professionalism and trustworthiness. We cannot recommend Karen enough.
I would highly recommend Karen Grotte to family, friends and anyone interested in selling or purchasing a home in Sonoma County. She provides you with the very best and makes selling and buying a home a great experience.
She not only sold our home but found us a new home at the same time. She negotiated our sale and we received over asking price. In our new home she negotiated and we received well over $10,000 in upgrades. Again all done painlessly and with smiles all around.
Her knowledge of Sonoma County and contacts she has only make her the greatest real estate professional I have had the pleasure to work with.
It is a pleasure to recommend Ms. Karen Grotte as a real estate agent for anybody searching for a home for their unique situation. We lost our home that Karen helped us purchase four years before it was lost to the Tubbs fire of 2017. Ms. Grotte helped us relocate to a rental interim condo home after FEMA housing. Two years to the date of the fire we closed on a beautiful forever home in a quiet, safe, lovely neighborhood in Santa Rosa. We are so excited to be able to have a garden again.
Ms. Grotte is a highly impressive experienced agent and communicator. She did not waste anybody’s time on homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs, which she made herself fully aware of. Having grown up in Sonoma County, she knows the area like the back of her hand. She has also provided unbelievable support in providing local references and contact information for trustworthy affordable movers, painter, inspectors, plumber, electricians, etc. None of which has failed to provide excellent service. We found her to be highly personable with an engaging personality, honesty, and frankness. She almost literally held our hands through the whole process. Highly recommend! We love Karen!
My home search went through several phases over the past 8 months as I expanded areas in which I would be willing to look. Since I had just recently moved to the North Bay I wasn’t completely familiar with some of the locations. Karen was always ready and willing to visit new properties in both Sonoma & Marin counties and provided helpful insights into each neighborhood we visited. She truly cared about helping me find the right place instead of just trying to get a sale closed. My final decision was on a short sale property. Karen fully explained the process to me and helped guide me through the challenges presented by purchasing from a bank which has different motivation (and timeline) than a regular seller. She was there for me when the process became frustratingly slow and the times when it seemed that it wouldn’t happen. Karen negotiated several issues with the listing agent that came up during the process and kept me fully informed along the way.I would highly recommend Karen to anyone in the market for property in the North Bay. She is a total professional who cares about her clients and works tirelessly to get you to your new home.
Karen is great. She sold our house and we couldn't be happier with the results. Not only does Karen know the market, she has the resources needed to get the job done. Because of her rapport with other agents and professionals in real estate we are confident we reached the best deal.
I wish that I could give more than five stars. Karen was so amazing! She really listened to what our family needed in a home. We have two younger children and she was so patient with them and they got excited when we got to see her. Karen was amazing in every way and made sure this was an easy process. When we are ready to sell we will be contacting Karen to list and help us find a new home. Thank you Karen for all you have done for us! The Kirkbride's.