Here are just a few comments from satisfied clients - and their thoughts on me as their agent!
From Andy Young, Huntsville, AL
Karen was extremely helpful throughout the buying process. This was my first home purchase and she made sure that I understood every step along the way. She was always available to answer questions or give advice, and she was willing to accommodate my busy schedule. Karen always had a warm demeanor and she was a joy to work with. Most importantly, I always felt that I could trust her and that my best interests were her main concern. I am glad that I chose Karen to help me find my first home, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
From Herb and Martha Carden, Brown City, MI
Karen was great! There’s nothing like a transplanted Yankee! Grass does not grown under Karen’s feet.
From Michele Belo, Decatur, AL
Karen took time to meet and get to know me, learn my wants, show me Huntsville and the surrounding area looking for a potential home and location interest, then she applied what she learned to help me locate my new home. . . again, it met my wish list wants and stayed within my price range. I love my new home and have already met a couple of my neighbors who seem quite nice. I greatly enjoyed working with Karen. She was very efficient and energetic in my home searching and buying process. I will certainly refer others to Karen when they enter the home buying market.
From Barbara Polston, Madison, AL
We are indebted to Karen for everything she did to sell our house for the best price and in a short period of time. Karen made the whole selling experience comfortable. She has an uncanny way of making you feel that you're her first priority. And, I believe everyone is her first priority. Her peronal attention to the most minute detail is remarkable. She is a lovely person and we feel we made a friend in the short time we got to know her. We would, without reservation, recommend or use her services again.
From Lisa and Ricky McNeal, Huntsville, AL
Karen was very upbeat, energetic and knowledgeable. She always made us feel comfortable. We wouldn't work with anyone else after working with Karen. Karen's energy and knowledge helped mak a stressful, life altering decision an easy one!
Mollie Francis, Austin, TX
Karen Borden is an agent’s agent! I’m a Keller Williams agent in Texas and a dear friend of mine’s children, who live in the Huntsville area, wanted to buy a house last year and had no idea where to turn –it was their first time. I told them I’d find an agent who’d treat them like family—just like I would.
I interviewed agents over the phone and found several who I thought would do a great job but one stood out above the rest and I chose her—Karen Borden. She takes agency and representation very seriously.
Aside from the personal comfort level (we both rescue orphaned little animals), we discussed our methods to working with buyers. We agreed on all of the important points I work so hard to bring to the table when I work with my own clients. Professionally, she was just what I was looking for.
She took the time to thoroughly explain the process to them and give them all the best information. She made sure they made decisions they were comfortable with and understood, and that were reality-based. She found them a good lender who would make sure they got a good rates and advice about the kind of financing they should have. She kept me up to date every step of the way—from property searches to negotiations, inspections all the way to closing and beyond. She went above and beyond while helping them with inspections and other aspects of due diligence and follow up after the sale. Even though she knew she was helping them make the right moves and decisions, she bounced them off me each step of the way so I felt very comfortable about how they were progressing.
I trusted her with my best friend’s family, you can trust her too. She’s sharp, knowledgeable, incredibly competent and honorable. Karen Borden is an agent who doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk.
From Aaron and Lori Cummings, Madison, AL
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen: She was so personable and really took the time to find out your likes and dislikes in a house. It made house hunting so much easier because she could already rule out the houses she knew we wouldn’t like. She was also very knowledge and knew how to negotiate. She was very good at predicting what the seller’s would do or come back with. Plus she loves dogs and who couldn’t enjoy that. Karen directed us to a great lender that truly helped us get a good rate on our mortgage. The home inspection went fine and the closing couldn’t have gone smootherAdditional Comments: Karen was extremely helpful. This is our second home purchase and the experience with Karen far exceeded our first home purchase. She was very quickly and easily able to understand our taste, price-range, and preferences allowing her to provide a level of surface we had never seen or heard of.
When we arrived for our house hunting trip in Huntsville she picked me up at the airport, showed me around town, and made me feel comfortable as we visited over 25 houses in one weekend that met our price and taste criteria. Her hard work and customer service led us to put an offer a house that same weekend.
Extremely well-versed, flexible, accommodating and friendly in her job. We drop her name to anyone we bump into that’s even THINKING about buying a house.
From Russell Lane, Toney, AL
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen: She was great. There was nothing that she was not willing to help me with. As a first time homebuyer, I was clueless about how things worked. Whether it was answering questions I had, or reminding me of things that I needed to do, she was on top of everything. The entire experience of buying my first home was a pleasurable one. Karen did a great job to ensure that everything went smoothly. She also made it pretty fun; she was always in a great mood and she just has a great attitude. I will definitely recommend her without a moment's hesitation to anyone I know that is ready to buy or sell a home. I will definitely be using her again. Thank you for everything!
From Bob and Doris Riccelli, Weirton, WV
Karen was truly our Guardian Angel in our quest to find a home here in Huntsville, AL. We can’t imagine there are others out there who do it better! She was always prepared and had scheduled visits timely to maximize our visits to the area. Since we were 600 miles away we relied on Karen to provide us accurate and dated information. She offered advice when solicited and shared with us many professional contacts from which we might choose from to provide services which were needed throughout the process. Karen Borden was our realtor. She is now considered our Friend!
From Ed and Mary Garzoni, Springfield, IL
We have just completed a year of real estate transactions: sold condo in Destin, timieshare in Pensacola Beach, bought home in Springfield, and yesterday, closed on our condo in Huntsville. Needless to say, we have worked with an equal number of agents.
We really felt that we had been blessed with wonderful real estate gals, and we were, but none could compare to Karen Borden, whose service rose above and beyond the call.
She kept us informed at all times, gave us the very best advice on situations that arose, even shopped for carpeting when buyer requested it. She showed great concern when I found it necessary to have two surgeries for a broken wrist, even bringing us food and having her husband run for medical supplies. BEST OF ALL, SHE SOLD OUR CONDO THE DAY THAT WE LISTED IT.
I have recommended her to a number of Huntsville friends and they have listed with her. In fact, we chose her after interviewing five agents from . . . . . and two other agencies. We liked her presentation and the way that she spoke about Keller Williams and it's standards.
From Cindy Little, Huntsville, AL
The reason for our recent purchase is because my husband was diagnosed with cancer and we felt like we needed something quickly to be in the same city that he was going to have treatment in. We did not give Karen a lot to go on as far as what we wanted but that we wanted a condo or townhouse with a set dollar amount. As we felt our world was crashing down around us, it was great to know that we had a realtor that was considerate of our needs and basically handled everything for us. She found us the perfect place within 2 weeks of starting our hunt. She didn’t try to sell us something we didn’t need to benefit herself. We feel very fortunate to have had her as our realtor. She went way beyond her call of duty with providing us with all the names and telephone numbers to get us started along with recommendations of renovation contractors to use. As we have moved into our new (2nd) home, Karen still checks in on us to make sure that we are still satisfied and to see if there is anything she can do.
From Betsy Dart, Owens Cross Roads, AL
I usually interview 3 agents before listing my home. Karen was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the local market that I never called anyone else. Karen seized on every opportunity to market my home, including internet “walk-thru”, open houses and snapping up a spot on Carousel of Homes. I’d also like to note that there are 4 other homes that all came on the market in my neighborhood (with other agencies) around the time that my house was listed, and none of them have sold. Good work, Karen!
From Kay Walton, Decatur, AL
There is no doubt what so ever that Karen EXCEEDED my expectations.!! It all began when I decided to move forward in locating and buying a home. My first course of action was to start my internet and ad search for a new home. I located several listings that were of extreme interest and contacted Karen for more information. Of the 15 that I pulled from Valley MLS – Karen pulled the exact same ones as well as several other new listings which had not been posted yet – I was extremely pleased and surprised how well Karen had listened to my home requirements, needs, and wishes . WE WERE ON THE SAME PAGE right from the beginning.
After narrowing down the list, Karen dedicated a FULL day to me to view the homes. Karen was so in-tune with me – that she and I became one in evaluating each home…Karen made extensive notes and on any questions or concerns I may have had – she either had the answer or had me an answer the same day…Due to her experience and dedication – we were able to negotiate and were ready to close within 3 weeks of final acceptance of the contract.
Since closing and moving in – Karen has called and even come by the house to make sure all was going well and that I was happy..
Bottom line – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND KAREN BORDEN and Keller Williams
From Gordon and Lizeth Benton, Madison, AL
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen? She's very professional, good and strong personality, and above all, we've been treated as first class clients.
Karen Borden is absolutely an asset to Keller Williams Realty. She handles herself very professionally and knows her stuff very diligently. She's always on time on every scheduled appointment. She sees to it that every concern is attended appropriately in a timely manner. She represented us from start to finish very excellently. Rest assured that we will recommend Ms. Karen Borden to our friends and acquaintances for future business. Her biggest asset: her sense of humor - keep it up!
From Sarah and Ron Bengs, California
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen? Her friendliness and warmth, combined with her efficiency and knowledge. I would highly recommend Karen Borden as an agent to be trusted and a good representative for the Huntsville area.
Karen kept up to date on what steps we needed to take. She sent us a timeline with phone numbers/names in order to get our residency established here in Huntsville. Since we moved from another state, she was instrumental in making sure we made deadlines that were important to this area. Her helpfulness diminished the anxiety and stress we experience moving from California to Alabama.
From Celi and Andre Trepanier, Louisiana
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen? Karen was the most energetic and personable realtor we've ever worked with. We felt like were working with a friend who had our best interests at heart. Prompt, friendly, considerate, patient, understanding. . . the list goes on and on.
Karen Borden was by far the best realtor we have ever worked with. We felt like we were working with a friend who had our best interests at heart. She was helping us find the perfect home, not just trying to sell us a house.
From Kristin and Cliff Taylor, Mobile, AL
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen? She was always available to me. Even if she didn’t answer when I called, she was quick to respond! That was really comforting when we had questions or were waiting on a counter offer. This was my hsband's and my first time to buy a home. I had heard horror stories about how some realtors would try and take advantage of the buyer, but that was most definitel not the case! Karen had responded to an inquiry I had on a house on the MLS. My husband and I met with Karen that following weekend and she showed us around. Immediately we loved working with Karen. She was direct about areas of Huntsville and Madison. She gave us insight to the school systems and helped us figure out the best area for us to live because we were new to North Alabama. She was wonderful. We will recommend her to anyone who is going to buy or sell a home. They will be in no better hands than Karen Borden’s with Keller William’s Realty!
From Karra and Tyler Cochran, Madison, AL
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen? Karen had great marketing strategies, and that was what we needed to get our house traffic back. We had previously listed with another agent, and didn't really get what we were expecting, regarding the whole selling situation and agent expectations. Karen more than picked up where they left off, and in two weeks, boom! - An offer! Karen was everything we expected in an agent, and we were pleased to work with someone like her. When you are selling your house and have to list with an agent, and give them a big chunk of your change, you want them to do a good job, and that's what she did. She definitely earns her money.
From Paul and Lee Ann Smelser, Madison, AL
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen? Everything! Karen is a delight to work with. She was on time, well prepared, extremely knowledgeable, and her service exceeded our expectations. She has the best personality and just draws people to her. This was the first house we have sold so she really had to guide us through the selling process and she did that every step of the way.
We were very pleased to sell our house in six days (particularly in a relatively slow time for house sales) and the selling experience with Karen certainly exceeded our expectations. The best part of working with Karen was getting to know her as a friend, as well as a realtor. We will refer her to anyone we know who is buying or selling a house. She was prompt, did what she said she would do, and we always felt we were getting advice from a friend we trusted
From Jeremy and Carrie Lyman, MichiganWhat did you enjoy most about working with Karen? Karen has an outstanding commitment to the client. She has great communication skills, and when issues arose, she handled them with the utmost professionalism and urgency. She also has, what appears to me, an endless supply of energy! Karen Borden was the best realtor that we’ve ever dealt with. From past experiences, we’ve had a poor opinion of realtors. Karen has dispelled that stereotype for us. Her professionalism was unmatched. There was always constant communication, and we always felt she had our best interest in mind. She made the whole process extremely easy….we finally felt like we were the clients, and not the realtor.
We moved from out of state, which was one of the most difficult things we’ve ever done, but Karen went above and beyond to make our transition to Alabama a good one. She was the first person we met in Alabama, and can honestly say that we’ve not only found a realtor for life, but also a great friend.
From Matthew Lewis, Harvest, AL
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen? I loved her attitude and willingness to make sure we got the best deal possible.
It was a pleasure working with Karen. I will make sure I refer everyone who is looking to buy that Karen will take care of them. She is just awesome. Being a first time home-buyer, I was a little overwhelmed. Karen made sure I understood everything and helped me make the right decisions. Her knowledge of the market and mortgage loans helped so much as we were looking around. . . When we finally found the one (house), she made sure we had good people inspect and doing the mortgage. She would reassure us along the way that everything is fine and we are on the right track. Closing was a breeze knowing Karen would make sure we understood everything and would make the right decisions. She was awesome and made this experience a wonderful one.
From Pam and Mike Fuller, Gurley, AL
Karen found us our dream home; if she had not gotten the listing to us when she did, we would not have gotten our home. Immediately, when Karen sent us the listing, I just knew this was the home we were looking for. We had never lived in the city but when we first moved here, we lived in the city and didn't really like it. After 1.5 years, we decided paying rent was enough. We were referred to Karen by Tamara at Wells Fargo and I am so glad I made the call! We were scheduled to look at three other houses one day, but after I saw our house, I didn't want to look anymore! Thank you so much Karen!
From Todd Renz and Alison Schneck
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen? I loved her passion for her job. I loved that she answered every question we had without impatience. She followed through with everything and never pressured us to do anything we were uncomfortable with.
Karen is a great realtor! She has a passion for her job, and treats all of her clients equally. We had some red tape difficulty in purchasing our home, but she stood with us through it all! I've already begun recommending her to all of my friends.
From Stephanie and Greg Harville, Owens Cross Roads, AL
What did you enjoy most about working with Karen? We chose Karen because we felt a close connection to her as soon as we met. We also liked her community outreach with Dachshund rescue.
We first met Karen at an open house approximately 18 months ago before we started to seriously search for a home to purchase. When we chose to buy a home, we knew that Karen would be the Agent we would use. She provided everything we needed at each step of the process. She was accommodating to our schedules and needs, and kept us informed on the market. She gave us great referrals for home inspectors, insurance agents, lenders, etc., to make the closing transaction quick and smooth. We would certainly use Karen again, and would refer any of our friends to her.
From Lavenia and Jack Tyler, Huntsville, AL
Being a realtor myself (Lavenia is an inactive agent/broker from Arkansas), I tend to be critical of how things should be done. Karen far exceeded my expectations. Her professionalism and enthusiasm are unsurpassed in her field. She always made us feel we (her clients) were the only thing goine on for her that day; even though I know she is very busy, and had many other things to do. We really knew she was working for us! I would not hesitate to recommend Karen Borden.
From Perry Olten and Tess Beebe, Huntsville, AL
From Lori and David Johnston, Illinois
If you are looking for a realtor in the Huntsville area, we would like to recommend Karen Borden of Keller Williams. She did an excellent job for us. Karen is very knowledgeable about the market and areas of town. She was very accessible by cell phone or texting and flexible with her time to meet our needs. Karen was very thorough during the entire process from the time we made an offer until we closed on the house, and she followed up on all issues of concern. We really enjoyed working with Karen!
From Jennifer and John Groppenbacher, Honolulu
After we decided to relocate from Honolulu to be with family in Huntsville, we started searching for a realtor online to help us look for our home in Huntsville. We found Karen Borden. She is truly God sent. We found Karen’s dedication to her work and to her clients came through in our interaction with her throughout the whole process. She took us patiently along each step of the way, her competence was crucial in negotiating an extraordinary good deal for us. She is personal, engaging, sensitive to our particular needs and limitation. She is always available whenever we need to communicate with her. I just wanted to say “Karen, a job well done”. If anyone out there needs a realtor, whether to sell or to buy, I would highly recommend you to work with Karen, you will benefit from her experience, expertise, enthusiasm and most of all her dedication to you as her client.
From Matt Horst, Madison, AL
Karen was great to work with! As a first time home buyer and new to the area she really made this process easy and enjoyable. Her knowledge of the area and responsiveness to my questions made home buying fun! She was able to answer all my questions and was available to get a hold of whenever I need her. She also kept me up to date on things I need to do and made sure I was taken care of. As a first time home buyer, this was great. I could really tell she cared and has a passion for her job. I would recommend anyone looking for a real estate professional that takes care of their clients and makes sure their clients are getting what they need, to call Karen! Thanks for all your help Karen! Loving my new home!