Kara Kay | Compass

(760) 845-7867

7863 Girard Avenue Suite 208

La Jolla, CA 92037

kara@karakay.com

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What Clients Say

Wow. Wow. Wow… as I write this I am in complete disbelief. Kara is a magician!!! We had such an unbelievably complex and unique set of circumstances… she knew what to do at every turn. Using her services, we sold a condo and bought a duplex within 2 months. The condo sold for $10K  over our asking (because she knew where to set the price) and she helped us extend Escrow on our duplex purchase. The end result? We now own a duplex property in a beachfront neighborhood that appraised for $200K above what we paid!! I know it seems too good to be true, but it isn’t, Kara is a miracle worker. I tell everyone about our home-buying story, and highly recommend her!

Ann O.

Buyer & Seller

I can't say enough good things about Kara. As a first time home buyer, I was told that the process would be very tedious and unpleasant, however this experience was the complete opposite. She is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with his time. She  is a one stop shop when it comes to buying a home, starting with the pre market viewing of the property, all the way to having a reliable general contractor. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but I am looking forward to getting my next property with Kara. Not only was I able to purchase a beautiful home, but I also gained a good friend out of this who I still keep in contact with.

Anatoliy M.

Buyer

The most professional aggressive realtor I've ever worked with. Made me more money than any other realtor said was possible. Great negotiating skills. Record closing and per sq. footage sales in houses history. If you have a house let this realtor turn it into what the economy is looking for and  you'll be happy you did. Thank you so very much! 

Zack M.

Buyer

Choosing Kara as my agent was hands down the best decision I made when buying my house.  Mere words cannot even begin to describe what an absolute pleasure it was to work with her.  Kara is one of the most passionate, hard-working, caring, and dedicated professionals I have ever dealt with, in any field.  Always prepared, super responsive and enthusiastic; her business knowledge, savvy, and attention to detail are second to none.  Her strong rapport with others in the industry gives her a huge advantage as well.  Thanks to these outstanding qualities, Kara made the entire home-buying process unbelievably smooth and easy for me.  Not only was she able to get my offer accepted over others that were higher, but we were also able to close in less than three weeks!  Real estate agent?  More like miracle worker!

Literally every recommendation Kara gave me was 100% spot on.  Although I still had complete control over every decision, I came to trust her advice implicitly, and she never led me wrong.  At the same time, she was never pushy in the slightest and always took the time to fully address any questions or concerns I had.  Kara worked tirelessly behind the scenes to get everything done smoothly, while always keeping me up to date on important developments.  Whenever we hit a snag, she was always right on top of the situation, handling it efficiently and effectively.  She even used her magical powers to somehow convince a notary to come out to my place at 5:00 AM so I could sign the closing documents before I left for work!  If that's not going above and beyond for one's client, then I don't know what is.  

Simply put: Kara is awesome, and I would recommend her as an agent without hesitation or reservation.

Andrew N.

Buyer

​What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...Kara Kay is the BEST realtor in all of San Diego County. My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of working with Kara to purchase our first home and she made home buying experience a magical event. Kara is truly a once in a lifetime person and realtor; she above all else loves and cares about  people, and this is so abundantly apparent in the passion and love she brings to her work and every aspect of her life. Kara is the amazing and rare mix of positivity (she will always keep your spirit up especially when you need it most), while also being completely realistic and honest with you always (she will tell you like it is and if a property isn’t right for some reason she will tell you upfront). Searching for houses, especially your first one, can be a rollercoaster, but with Kara as your guide in the process you will always feel informed, taken care of, and on track. She is professional, thoughtful, patient, and goes more above and beyond to make sure her clients end up in the best possible home for them. On top of all of these traits, Kara has many connections and relationships all over San Diego county which enable her to find houses that might not have hit the market, help set you up with renovations, whatever you may need she will know the right person to call. One of our many examples of Kara’s extraordinary heart and commitment to her clients was on our closing got delayed because of an extra credit check that our lender needed to do and Kara made magic happen and moved mountains to negotiate with the seller and his agent so we were able to move our stuff in on the date we had our movers booked. She is an absolute rockstar and there is no one better in San Diego that you could work with than her. We ended up with an incredible first home for our growing family and we have Kara to thank for this. We unequivocally recommend Kara Kay to anyone we can—you will be beyond happy you did!!

Angelina K.

Buyer

Kara Kay , I can't begin to express how appreciative I am for you helping me in my San Diego investment.  Thank you for being very patient and knowledgeable.  You went above and beyond all my expectations.
In a market like SD, you helped me achieve my goal of finding a good investment.  Not only are you my realtor  but now you are a friend and I look forward to working with you on my next purchase.

Vincent L.

Buyer

Kara was a pleasure to work with throughout the process of buying our first home. She is very professional, attentive to detail and very easy to work with. She stayed the course through a very trying and long process. She is a straight shooter and extremely honest with her clients. I can highly  recommend her to anyone seeking a truly professional Realtor. She made our house a home and my whole family couldn’t be more thankful!

Kasey M.

Buyer

This being our first house we were very uneducated in the way of how hard things can be when finding a home in this competitive market of San Diego. Not only did Kara educate us every step of the way, she was patient and always positive.  After 5 offers on different houses, we found our home! I would highly recommend Kara and her team to help with any real estate needs. This wouldn't have happened if it weren't for her and her fabulous team!!

Stacy V.

Buyer

I have bought and sold over a dozen properties in my life and dealt with hundreds of real estate agents over that period. Kara Kay, without any doubt, is the best agent I have ever worked with. She possesses every great quality a star real estate agent should have. Works extremely hard for her clients, is intelligent, very detail oriented, has a great personality and is genuinely nice and friendly. She is sincere and not self-serving, unlike most agent I have come across over the years. She took over my listing that had gone "stale" after 6 months of having it listed, she listed our property at the same price and within 10 days from her list date, [and] we received 6 legitimate offers that were each above list price. We sold our place in 30 days and at above asking price thanks to Kara. She is brilliant, generous, always accessible to her clients, is well liked and works great with other agents, is very well connected throughout San Diego and carefully oversees every aspect of the transaction for her client (be it buyer or seller) from beginning to end. I can write a novel about how great she is but you get the idea.

Vijay R.

Seller

Kara recently sold our townhouse in Pacific Beach. I'm delighted to say that we sold above what we were expecting. Every interaction we had with Kara was professional and she was never off her game. She is very knowledgeable about the area and the market conditions. Once we established a listing price she promptly hired a professional photographer to go through and take pictures for the MLS listing, on her dime. The final listing, as seen on Redfin, Zillow, etc, was exceptional. Once offers came in she stayed in close contact with us to get us through escrow to closing. I can't offer enough praise for the job she did. I highly recommend her and would definitely use her again in the future.

Todd W.

Seller

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.

Bronson B.

Buyer & Seller

Kara helped me get my first property and I am very happy with the purchase.  After literally years of looking, I was finally able to get a property for a great price in an extremely tough market.  Kara's very knowledgeable, energetic, personable, and professional.  She even picked me up at work a couple of times (way out of the way) when I was having some car issues.  She's also committed to getting the right fit for the buyer, not just making a sale.  There were several close calls where she helped me make my own decision rather than persuading me.  Her expertise was very useful during those times.  She's contacted me several times after purchase to make sure I'm still satisfied with the buy which I am.  Would definitely recommend!

Brad L.

Buyer

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