My attorney referred me to Kara some years ago, when he described her as someone who was spot on with contracts and also highly regarded in the industry with respect to integrity. As my expectations were already high due to her reputation, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was being undersold because she far exceeded my expectations in every way. Since that initial transaction, I have been a repeat client of Kara's on both purchases and selling properties for me in San Diego. Quite honestly, I haven't had a better experience and couldn't imagine a smoother and more professional outcome with any realtor in any city. She is extremely committed to her clients, always professional, and demonstrates the absolute definition of what it means to be a fiduciary. I was and am extremely impressed with her ability to make you feel as if you are her only client, and that your needs and concerns are addressed every step of the way. She is an extreme type A, in every possible regard. She never misses a detail, is always prepared, and is a timeless researcher with figures, history, and comps. On the purchase side, you only have to tell her once what you are looking for, where, budget constraints, and she will deliver countless options that are within your parameters quickly. Because she is so pleasant and patient, she just will not stop until she delivers on the assignment given to her. While she is very easy going and cordial, watching her in action during the negotiation process is night and day. In a respectful manner, she is very aggressive and firm during the process, typically not giving up an inch unless asked to do so. As an investor and being focused primarily on the numbers, I simply have never been disappointed with any property we have closed on. Though it goes beyond saying that I have been extremely satisfied with Kara's efforts on the purchase side, I feel it is apparent that her dominant strength comes from representing properties on the sell side. She always has a definitive, well thought out plan, based on tireless research and attention to detail. She values your input, but in my experience it is better to just let her go and trust her expertise. She sets the bar high in a realistic manner and is naturally aggressive. Every dollar counts with her and she treats your property as if it were her own. I've been very impressed with how strong her internal network of other agents and former clients are, to the point that it seems like every listing I've done with her, closes so fast that it seems like it was a pocket listing, and barely on the MLS. One of Kara's biggest strengths, is her vision and taste. She stages and designs properties so well with creativity and flair, that the properties seem to sell themselves. My last two properties sold with Kara, were both records for price/sq ft in those areas respectively, and both sold in a matter of days. She kept me in the loop throughout the process and honestly I wondered if any transaction could be that easy again. I cannot say enough about how thrilled I am to be a repeat client with Kara and how much confidence I have in her talents and abilities. She is a tremendous asset to me and I look forward to further transactions in the future.