Jennifer SullivanBought a Single Family home in 2021 in Alameda, CA.My family and I were so fortunate to have met Karen Lithgow. Her realty experience and expertise was invaluable as we navigated the Northern CA/Alameda market. We were longtime renters more than ready to be owners, with two young children, and Karen maintained a steadfast confidence that we would find what we wanted despite the challenges of the relentlessly competitive housing market — all amidst the pandemic! She helped us define what was important to us as we toured numerous single family homes, townhomes and condominiums. She was always responsive to our needs and was ready to show us a place at any time and on any day of the week and she did so patiently with our kids! Karen also educated us on real estate jargon and expectations common in the game which helped us to make the best financial (and emotional) decision for our family. Karen was always professional, personable and well-liked by all parties in our various transactions, which buffered the ups-and-downs of not getting a bid and ultimately, helped to seal the deal as we landed our first home! Karen keenly negotiated the best deal for us and everyone was happy! Karen has also been an incredible resource for home improvement referrals as we found a vintage fixer that we are excited to renovate and keep the charm. I really can’t say enough good things about Karen. Her expertise, patience and good nature afforded us a pleasant and easy home-buying experience and were essential factors in helping us to achieve our dream of home ownership.