Category Archives: Testimonials

It took some time for us to find the house of our dreams and Karen was right alongside us every step of the way. To have a real estate agent who makes you feel like your dream is their priority is an experience all prospective homeowners should have.

Chris and Michelle Mears

We had the privilege of working with Karen as our realtor when purchasing a home in Laguna Beach. She tracked down several homes that matched our criteria and helped us find the perfect one. She was the ideal liaison between the sellers and us, making the negotiation transparent while working towards our best interest. As an experienced real estate agent, Karen handled the purchase contract with expertise, always protecting us. Her extensive knowledge of the global market helped enormously in making the right offer at the right time. We can’t thank Karen enough for her professionalism, expertise and hard work. We love our new home, the neighborhood and the community

Paula Jimenez-Brenes and Manrique Brenes
Laguna Beach

Karen has a unique understanding of the international Real Estate Market due to her unique set of experiences and skills such as residency in many different countries, knowledge of the international banking system and real estate markets which coupled with her engaging and sincere personality make her the consummate professional to select for any Real Estate Transaction.

Max Alavi
Estate Planning, Probate and Administration

If you are looking to buy a house in Ireland or Spain, or are from Japan or China and looking to buy a house in Laguna Beach, then you have to use Karen. I have known Karen for 3 years now and her dedication to International real estate is unparalleled. She has a keen understanding of cultural nuances as well as a real estate network to make sure you are buying the home you want. I recommend you start with Karen not just because she is good but because she will genuinely care about you and getting you what you want

Brian Green
Owner, Green Dental Medicine

Karen offers a specialized knowledge of the international real estate market that is rarely seen. With a solid commitment to her clients in helping them understand the opportunities locally and abroad while making difficult transactions seem relatively simple are qualitites that make it so easy to refer my international clients to Karen. Her expertise with negotiations, online marketing, fiscal issues, and customer experience make Karen an excellent real estate professional to work with!

Robert V. Garrett

Karen goes above and beyond to get the job done. I was so lucky when I found her in the middle of a frustrating home search. She is extremely knowledgeable, proactive, resourceful, creative, communicative and completely on the ball! She makes you feel like you’re her only client, even on her busiest days. I’m so happy to have worked with her. Thanks Karen!

Amy S. Breckenridge.

We have bought and sold houses and condominiums in Japan, UK, and US and dealt with many real estate agents and Karen is the best real estate agent we’ve ever had. She is competent,reliable, knowledgeable, ef?cient, understanding, pleasant, industrial, willing, enthusiastic, sympathetic, devoting, easy to communicate. We live in London and decided to buy a property in Orange Country but we only visited San Clemente 4 years ago (though visited L.A. a number of times) and we have a limited knowledge about real estate market in Orange County. It was not an easy task to try to buy a property from overseas where she was holding our hands for four months (enjoyed a number of Skype chats with her) and was able to provide us with her expertise in leading us through to the identi?cation and the purchase of an ideal condo for our purpose. We believe that her extensive experiences in dealing with real estate and clients in various parts of the world helped her understand our requirements more precisely. She was willing to help us completing various essential administrative tasks beyond her responsibility including sorting out utilities, which was very dif?cult things to manage for foreigners not in presence on the spot, even after the purchase was completed. In short, we highly recommend her as a local real estate expert in Orange County if you are looking to buy a property there.

Rieko and Yasuki Hirose
London, U.K.