Karen Parker

14 years of work experience
Keller Williams Realty
8133 Leesburg Pike, Suite 800
Vienna, VA, 22182
(571) 335-8487

Ratings & reviews (41)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/22/2014
stewart cossar
Helped me buy home
Contacted Karen and explained I didn't have much local knowledge and she took her time to educate me on the area, to learn the type of property I was looking for even though I want sure to begin with and found me a house that fitted my needs. Even after closer she has made herself available to recommend local contractors and suppliers that she had used in the past.
Response fromKaren Parker
Thank you for allowing me to help you find your 1st home. It was a lot of fun working together and we'll have to go golf together one day!
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2014
irishmurphy
Helped me buy home
When looking for real estate in the Norther Virginia area you could not ask for a more down-to-earth, helpful, and courteous, Realtor than Karen Parker. Karen Parker will participate and guide you through every step of buying a house whether it is your first home purchase or last. Karen does this by staying in constant contact answering any questions you may have, big or small, to help you find the right home. Karen Parker went above and beyond to help us purchase our first home together and she took away mounds of stress that buying a home can bring on. My family did not pause in using Ms. Parker's services when it was time to search for our next home and, once again, Karen provided insight and patience as we whittled through our options and ended up building our dream home. I would not hesitate to recommend Karen Parker to anyone who is actively house hunting, for you will not be disappointed. Less ... More
Response fromKaren Parker
I'm so happy that we found a new construction home that you and the family could grow into and enjoy for years to come....thank you for allowing me to share this with you!
Highly likely to recommend
04/22/2014
sheilag36
Helped me buy and sell homes
Karen Parker has sold me two homes and sold one of my homes in the DC area. When I relocated to this area, she won a competition held by my company for the best realtor fit for me. She is professional, responsive, completely knowledgeable about the area (and all the small pockets of communities) and a joy to work with. I have never seen her ruffled or upset even when I was bouncing off the walls. She maintains a calm, steady presence under the most trying of circumstances.
Response fromKaren Parker
Thanks for the kind words...it's always fun working with you!
Highly likely to recommend
03/31/2014
maleys
Helped me buy home
Karen has helped me/us through two different real estate transactions - a condo purchase back in 2009, and more recently a single family home purchase for me and my fiancee. She was always great about showwing us a variety of places and helping us figure out exactly what we were looking for. We would both recommend her to others and use her services again for our next real estate transaction...
Highly likely to recommend
02/13/2014
gmanepal
Helped me buy home
To put it simply, Karen is an exceptional real estate agent who has top class knowledge about the real estate business. Her communication and negotiation skills are also fantastic. I wouldn't go for any other agent in the future if I buy or sell any homes in this area. My wife and I were looking for a single family new construction home. Just by the initial description of our tastes and requirements, Karen took us to a few model homes that had our future home written all over them. While we may have gotten lucky to have a home matching our tastes and requirements, Karen demonstrated and slightly changed my opinion over the course of the eight month period (from sales contract to new home delivery) that a real estate agent is not so much our representative as much as one that protects our interests and investments. While our builder did a good job with the construction and the various design options offered to us, the entire process was not without its moments. Especially the days between the home inspection and the closing were, to say the least, filled with lot of turbulences. Karen demonstrated her knowledge and maturity during that period advising me and explaining to me what I have to watch out for and how to deal with those situations. With hindsight, I think Karen was impeccable with her advices and recommendations. After describing that Karen superbly helped my wife and I navigate through a turbulent time, it might appear repetitive and a bit shallow to say Karen was there at every moment we made any kind of house related decisions. She spent several hours with my wife and I while we decided on our carpets, faucets, flooring, and the list goes on. She didn't have to; but she did. Overall, I would strongly recommend Karen for all your residential real estate needs. Karen is simply brilliant. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/12/2013
user5850982
Helped me buy home
Karen was our real estate agent as well as my sisters. We highly recommend her. As first time buyers, she was so helpful through the process and explained everything. She is very responsive and knowledgeable. We give her our highest recommendation!
Highly likely to recommend
11/09/2013
jenniferykuo
Helped me buy and sell homes
We would absolutely recommend Karen as a buying and selling agent based on her knowledge of the market, responsiveness, help navigating the process, and expert advice. In buying a new home, Karen was particularly valuable during the home inspection process. She has an eagle eye for detail and found several issues, which she then successfully pushed the seller to fix. When we put our own home on the market, Karen helped get us a great price. We also turned over the buyer's home inspection list to her, and she handled all the fixes using a trusted list of contractors that did the work for a reasonable price. Throughout both the buying and selling process, Karen was invaluable helping us navigate reams of paperwork, keeping us on track, and helping us think through important decisions. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2013
user14187968
Helped me buy home
I highly recommend Karen Parker to anyone looking for a fun, energetic, responsible and knowledgable realtor agent. When I first started my house searching experience, Karen was able to narrow down the search quite a bit based on our initial conversation. She then took me to multiple model homes that really fit my taste and style. I fell in love with one of them and the rest was history. The entire experience thus far has been very pleasent. Karen is fun to deal with and very outgoing. She basically took care of everything, the research, the planning, the tours, and was right by my side as I was going through the initial contract/options/loan process, answering any questions I have and provided guidance and feedback throughout. She is always available by email or phone and treated me as if I'm the only client. You can't go wrong with Karen! Highly recommended!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2013
fb240461910
Helped me buy home
We loved working with Karen and her team. They took care of everything and helped us navigate the crazy real estate market. She definitely knows the area and contacts for any work you may need on your new place. Thanks Karen for making our move from NJ so painless!!
Highly likely to recommend
08/06/2013
user57291087
Helped me buy home
Karen is Awesome!! Outstanding!! She went way beyond the call of duty to get my wife and I our first house. She made the entire process easy, and as seamless as possible. She is Very patient and works hard to get all angles to find the perfect place for you! I was very stressed out from the very beginning, however, I put a lot of trust in Karen, but she was there to help all the way to the very end. She's still helps us out after the transaction has completed! I would highly recommend Karen for any home buying experience. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/11/2013
user42905030
Helped me buy home
I met Karen when she helped me to find a rental in the DC metro area as I relocated from the Midwest. We connected quickly and I left here after a day and a half with a plan and a few days later, a place to live. When I decided to buy something, we strategized first and then she assisted me through the process. We lost the first place due to a non-responsive sellers' agent and the second offer I made took, even with multiple offers on the unit. There were some hiccups in the process and she kept me from going crazy! I have already recommended her to a couple of people. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/02/2013
user7796858
Helped me buy home
Karen was great and made my buying process easy! She was very knowledgeable of the area I was looking in and was very quick to act. I am very thankful I got exactly what I was looking for and Karen made that happen. I would highly recommend her services. She was great!
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2013
user7828056
Helped me buy home
As a first time home buyer it was great to have guidance from Karen it really made the processes a lot less intimidating. I really appreciated how Karen never pressured us throughout the process. I always felt we could take our time and make our own decisions. Throughout the process we asked Karen many questions and she was always fast to respond via phone and email. Once our offer was accepted Karen already had a checklist of items that we needed to complete and it was a tremendous help in ensuring a smooth closing. Overall we couldn't have asked for a better realtor and we will definitely recommend Karen to family and friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/04/2013
user7965394
Helped me buy home
Karen made the entire process of buying my first home as seamless as I ever imagined it being. As a first time buyer I was in the dark on a lot of the processes, but Karen was able to help me every step of the way, answered all the questions I had, and had the patience when I kept asking questions because it still wasn't clicking. I would recommend her 100% not only because of her knowledge, but also how she easy detailed out everything I needed to do from a deadline perspective so I wasn9;t dragging my feet in any part of the process. I appreciate everything Karen was able to do for me, and will be coming back again when I buy my next house! Whenever that may be...:) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/26/2012
jlw414
Listed and sold a home
Karen is a true professional. My husband and I used her as our broker when we decided to list our townhouse in Arlington, VA in September 2012. The house had been used as a rental property and was in need of updates. We live in North Carolina and have small children and job obligations. Karen arranged all of the contractors, delivery of new appliances, and staged the house. The house sold within a week. Karen made a very stressful process go as smoothly as possible. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a broker. She works extremely hard for her clients. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/20/2012
user5175489
Helped me buy and sell homes
I would highly recommend Karen Parker to anyone looking to purchase/sell a home. I was referred to Karen through a collegue and was very pleased by her professionalism, expertise, responsiveness and consultative approach. As a first time home buyer, Karen made sure that I always made educated decisions and stayed focsued on what was best for my budget, goals and needs. Aside from selling the home, she went above and beyond by being a resource for everything involving a home (painters, movers, furniture, decoration recommendations, tips on home maintenance, etc). In summary, Karen Parker is partner who is committed to finding the right home for you. I never felt like she was pressuring me or "selling" me on a home. She made sure I knew what to look for, what questions to ask and the pros/cons of every location. I will definitely refer Karen to all my friends and collegues; and will work with her again in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/08/2012
user5925696
Helped me buy and sell homes
We highly recommend Karen! She was amazing in every way possible! She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of house hunting! She listens attentively to what your needs are and puts forth an honest effort to get you what your looking for. She never made us feel pressured about anything. She was very patient throughout the whole process. We are very grateful for Karen's expertise and will recommend her to future home buyers. She also recommended our loan officer and it was a seamless process! Karen is truly all about her clients and you definitely feel that way during the entire home buying process. We are extremely ecstatic with the end result and are enjoying our new home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/07/2012
user471081
Helped me buy home
Karen did an outstanding job as our realtor for the purchase of our home in Clifton. She is extremely knowledgeable and responsive, and all of her recommendations have proven to be excellent (mortgage company, contractors, inspection services, etc.). When our settlement was delayed due to some water damage from a storm, Karen ensured the repair work was done to our satisfaction and she helped to negotiate a fair credit for our costs associated with the delay. We would highly recommend her!
Highly likely to recommend
07/03/2012
user281002
Helped me buy home
We highly recommend contacting Karen. Karen worked with us patiently as first time home buyers and showed us a variety of homes and neighborhoods in the area. Her experience and knowledge of Northern Virginia neighborhoods helped us form our decision on what was important to us and where to focus our attention. She was very responsive during the whole process and had great attention to detail. She is straightforward and relaxed, yet very professional. We did not feel pressured. In the end, we were able to purchase the type of home we originally targeted in a neighborhood that meets our needs. We feel that we would not have been able to do this had Karen not been our agent. The other professionals she recommended to work with during the process were also excellent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2012
user6789967
Helped me buy home
Karen is a great realtor! She really knows house hunting in the Northern VA area. She showed me a number of homes and I settled on a place that is great. Not only does Karen know how to find good homes for your price range but she provides good advise with respect to negotiating a good deal. I highly recommend Karen and will definitely ask her to be my realtor in the future. You can't go wrong with Karen!
Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2012
user041099
Listed and sold a home
We were selling our condo remotely from out of state, and Karen came highly recommended by friends who still live in the area. Right from the start, she impressed us with her strong process skills, market knowledge, and responsiveness. We also appreciated her ability to get our apartment ready for sale on a tight timeline and within our budget, and we had a pending contract less than a week after it went on the market. From start to finish, the entire process took less than 2 months. Thank you Karen! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2012
user714295
Helped me buy home
Karen was absoutely amazing in every way. We felt we were in very good hands. She is informed, patient, answers all questions competantly, and follows up with her promises. I could...n't recommend her any more highly!
Highly likely to recommend
04/04/2012
user0264684
Helped me buy home
Our friends had a great experience with Karen, so we felt confident in using her as our realtor. Initially, we thought we might try and buy a house before our wedding but we ended up not doing so until afterwards -- Karen was extremely nice about the huge amount of time we took getting our act together. Once we were really ready to go looking at homes - she was available for us right away. The first day she took us to homes that we had chosen to see (nothing that we ended up liking). After that, she picked listings for us based on what we had liked or disliked about the first day's listings. She was also able to from a broader range of listings because she knew which houses had too high listings prices. We found the home we ended up buying on that second day -- though we went back twice just to make certain! Karen did a great job with the offer process. The price we agreed upon ended up being almost exactly what she had thought the home was worth. Karen also put us in touch with great loan officers. The whole process of buying the home went very smoothly and Karen was great about answering all of our questions (and there were a lot of questions!). Karen is a great realtor and I plan on recommending her to anyone I know in the market to buy or sell a home. She is really great at explaining everything you need to know. She is also obviously interested more in getting her clients the best homes for them -- it's not all about a commission. She was certain to point out work that might need to be done in a home - or damage that she noticed and a couple of times she told us that she wouldn't buy a certain home. It made us feel confident that we were getting good advice and a good home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2012
rickva
Helped me buy home
Karen was a gem to work with. She is full of wonderful knowledge and a veteran. She helped me find my first condo in Fairfax while holding my hand throughout the home buying process. Without her experience and knowledge I would have been completely lost. She was delightful to work with and a true professional!
Highly likely to recommend
01/23/2012
sijray21
Helped me buy home
As first-time home buyers, my fiancé and I were somewhat concerned with finding a good real-estate agent to truly represent us in our search. Karen was recommended from a good friend of mine and was a pleasure to work with! She kept our expectations in-check and gave us very helpful advice to find a great home within our budget. Her response was almost immediate and worked with us to put an offer down virtually. She never once pressured us to buy something that we didn't want or couldn't afford and we always felt like she was looking after our best interest. Karen was very aware of the market fluctuations and provided advice from every aspect of the home-buying process. She was very realistic in her explanations and answers to any of our questions and even gave us personal opinions for our particular situation. She really shined during the contract negotiation and helped us to avoid potential pitfalls with the home and helped us maintain our bottom line. A fantastic agent that I would personally recommend to anyone I know. With her help we found our home and are very pleased with the situation!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/01/2011
Hexum
Helped me buy home
She was very helpful in finding the right type of home for us. Very knowledgeable in what sort of things to look for such as flaws etc. Very helpful in negotiating. We strongly recommend Karen Parker and we will definitely use her again.
Highly likely to recommend
12/01/2011
geoffrey4283
Helped me buy home
Karen was great to work with, especially with me being a first time buyer. She was very knowledgeable, patient with my many questions, and provided me with a lot of options within my desired criteria. Walkthroughs of potential properties with her were always informative and worthwhile. Throughout the process, Karen was attentive to the qualities I was looking for in a property, and helped further refine the list of properties we looked at to fit my needs. When it came time to buy, Karen was an invaluable resource. She suggested and helped push for things that I never would've thought of, but am now very happy I asked for. I approached the idea of buying a home very cautiously, but in the end, Karen made the whole process smooth and pain-free. Next time I'm in the market, she'll be the first person I call. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2011
mtremor
Helped me buy home
Karen was friendly and always had time for me, working around my odd work hours. She had a good grasp on the area and presented me with options suited towards what I was looking for based on input I gave her. As a first time buyer she was a great help in making sure I was informed throughout the process and answering any question I could throw her way. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the area.
Highly likely to recommend
11/03/2011
ekangas
Helped me buy home
Karen Parker has been very helpful throughout the whole process. This was my first time buying a home, and I was very impressed with her knowledge and attention to detail. Karen was very responsive to questions and issues, even after completion of the sale. I have also been busy working part time and attending grad school, and on more than one occasion I received polite reminders that I needed to get stuff done such as call the property management office to ask if they had any big upcoming projects, or call the utilities to make sure there was a smooth transition. Karen has a very good knowledge of Northern VA, and we looked at places all over Centreville, Chantilly, Herndon and Reston so that I could get a good picture of what my options were before I decided on a nice, well maintained townhouse that is a great fit for my situation. As we were visiting the houses, Karen pointed out a number of things about the houses that I would not have known beforehand, and explained a lot to me about the home buying process. Overall, it's been an awesome experience and I will highly recommend Karen. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/03/2011
sophia parker
Helped me buy home
Karen Parker is an excellent realtor who has an eye for good properties and therefore helps me to purchase properties over the years which make for good investments. I never have any regrets over any of my properties purchased with her help and expertise in local real estate. she is also very candid and honest and points out things which I am not knowledgeable in the real estate market. she is highly responsive, is a good negotiator and is very impressive with the entire process from start to finish. Over the years, I have worked with real estate agents and they don't even come close to Karen Parker. I would highly recommend her to my friends and neighbors who are looking for homes to buy, sell or rent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2011
energymarknew
Helped me buy home
"Working with Karen Parker was great. She knows the market and was enormously helpful. She helped me know what I was looking for and was very thoughtful about finding appropriate options. She is professional, patient and willing to go out of her way to help. I would use her again and strongly recommend her to others."
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2011
mefranz
Helped me buy home
For me, Karen Parker was the realtor who made all the difference! As a first time home buyer, I was a little uneasy about the whole home buying process, but with Karen's expertise and friendly personality I felt confident in my decisions. Karen took the time to listen to me and what I was looking for. As a result, I found the home I was looking for on our very first outing. She guided me through every step of the process, explianing what to expect all the way through my closing. She was always available to answer my questions and kept me informed on a regular basis. I trust Karen and have every confidence that she will continue to provide the personal service and expertise that will make all the difference for you. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/06/2011
LSzilow
Helped me buy home
Karen was invaluable to us during a very short and hectic house search. We were new to the area and though we changed our mind several times on what we wanted, she was unfailingly patient and went out of her way to make sure we were always comfortable with our decision. Karen's experience as an appraiser was a big asset to our search and we appreciated her honesty and thoroughness (and sense of humor!). Highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
06/15/2011
copasetic123
Helped me buy home
Karen, was very helpful in helping my wife and I purchase an new home. She was very knowledgeable and helped us greatly through a few hick-ups with the selling agent as well as some other unforeseen last minute problems. Karen's friendly demeanor, patience, knowledge and above all professionalism are the main reasons we would recommend her for anyone looking to purchase a home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/22/2011
MFHundley
Helped me buy home
Immediately my husband and I connected with Karen. She is very personable, and most importantly, she knew exactly what we were looking for in a house and neighborhood. Karen was punctual, professional, and always had answers to our questions. Being first time home buyers we were terrified, however she made us feel at ease, and kept us informed throughout the entire process of our home search/purchase. Karen listened to our wants and needs, and she made the most of our home buying experience, even though we had a small budget. Karen has kept in touch with us after our home purchase to make sure everything is going well. Although Karen started out as our real estate agent, we feel she is now our freind! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/12/2011
autumn30
Helped me buy home
I am so likely to recommend Karen that I don't even know where to begin telling my experience. I was purchasing my very first home and really needed someone like Karen to guide me and give me helpful advice without telling me what to do. Karen had done such a great job listening to what I was saying and paid such great attention to my home choices when I was looking that she was the one who recommended the home that I bought. She is knowledgeable about everything, does everything on time, follows-up and goes above and beyond her real estate duties I'm sure. Though I know I'm not, Karen made me feel as though I was her ONLY client. She is the absolute best and I will most certainly recommend her to my friends. If you are buying a house for the first time or if you are buying a 2nd home, Karen is the agent to call. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you won't believe the service that you get from her. This was my first home, but I can't imagine not having Karen as my agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2011
faryal
Helped me buy home
Knowledgeable, patient, prompt, friendly, professional, caring agent who made buying my first home a wonderful experience. I would recommend her to to friends and family without any hesitation!
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2011
Anna60
Helped me buy home
Very professional and pays great attention to details. She was a great negotiator and made my home purchase happen with the market was difficult and the home did not appraise. Always available and answered all of my questions in a timely manner.
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2011
cassminopoli
Helped me buy home
Karen was amazing to work with! I'm a first-time home buyer and had limited knowledge about the area, process, and home-buying experience, but she managed to make me feel completely comfortable answering all my questions and explaining all the jargon! She listened to my needs AND wants and always pointed me in the right direction! She knows the area well and was helpful in pointing out the characteristics to look for in specific neighborhoods. She was also very flexible, always working with my schedule! I feel like I've found my go-to real estate agent! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/11/2011
euphoodia
Helped me buy home
Karen is very knowledgeable and detail oriented. She was there to help me every step of the way. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Highly likely to recommend
01/11/2011
rcajulis
Listed and sold a home
Karen did a wonderful job of guiding us through the home selling process. She staged the house at no additional cost and expertly showed us how to make our home more valuable. She was readily accessible and quickly took care of all situations that came up during the entire process. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home.