Karen Close & Company
What should potential clients know about you?
My work history and the experiences I’ve had over the course of my career define who I am and how I treat people. My philosophy in working with my clients is this is your life. This will be your home, not mine. Ultimately, I get to know my clients and listen to them carefully to determine exactly what it is they want. I then use my accumulated knowledge and experience to guide them.
A big part of what I add to the process is my ability to break what is a massive transaction into smaller, manageable pieces. That makes it far less daunting for my clients than if they tried to face the entire process all at once, on their own. In me, my clients have a partner who has been there before, who has their best interests at heart and who ultimately can help them achieve their goals.
What initially attracted you to real estate?
I love a challenge. I don’t think one way all the time and that’s what drew me to this industry. Every transaction is different and brings with it different problems that must be solved and challenges that must be overcome. I love having the opportunity to use my creativity to benefit my clients.
I also love working with all types of clients who bring different approaches and perspectives to achieving specific goals. I feel as though I have taken away pieces of all of them, and they have helped make me better at what I do.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Arlington Magazine Top Vote-Getter, 2013-2018;
5-Star Agent on Trulia & Zillow; “Best Real Estate Agents,” REAL Trends; Associate Broker & Relocation Specialist