"Karen knows how to market, and how to close a deal - she's the best of the best. What's more, she made the process so easy for me, managing contractors to repair the house, emptying the house of stuff, communicating well at every step. Kellianne, on the team, can be like your right hand and most of your left hand - on top of everything and always pleasant."
Timothy & Anisa U.
"Absolutely amazing group! I cannot say enough great things about this group, especially in light of the fact that I have had extremely poor dealings with realtors in the past. Pre work---Amazing amount Staging---Included!!! Communication---Outstanding! Regrets= none whatsoever. RUN to this group...you will not be sorry!"
"Karen & her associates were very patient with us and helped us to find a home that just felt right. Even after the sale was completed she reached out to offer her expertise with anything that we might need or had questions about. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to find a home."
"Karen, Kellianne and the whole KRG team are the reason we have our dream house. We kicked tires for 3 years, and the whole time they stayed in contact letting us know they were ready when we were. When that day came (about 2 months ago) we had an offer out the next day on a pre-market listing. Thanks to the KRG team and their lender contacts, the offer was accepted and the house that we have driven by admiring for years is actually ours! Pretty confident in saying that would not have happened if it wasn't for the KRG team."
"Karen has been our realtor for over a year now. My husband and I (and our 3 kids) had specific requirements for a new home. We almost ended up building a house because of that. However, after a year of seeing house after house, and going through many a bidding cycle, we finally found one. Karen has been such a huge help, with all her knowledge in the real estate market. She knows everyone, other realtors, contractors, home builders, mortgage brokers, you name it! It was like one stop shopping. The best thing about Karen is her honesty and loyalty to her clients. I never trusted a realtor until I met her. It's not a surprise that she is rated one of the top 3 producers in the Lamorinda area. We were lucky to have had the pleasure of her representation and now her friendship. Our whole family thanks you, Karen!"
"We had the pleasure of working with Karen Richardson and Kellianne Rapoza and they were absolutely PHENOMENAL on so many levels! They worked with my wife's grandmother and quickly identified several opportunities that we hadn't see online or weren't listed as well as houses that were risky to buy due to infrastructure problems. In a difficult sellers driven market, they found us exactly what we were looking for. We couldn't be happier and since then we have recommended them to other family and friends who have had great experiences as well. Don't waste your time with anyone else, they're top notch and easy to work with!! Great experience!!"
"Karen has been helping us buying a house for quite some time and we must have been seeing a lot of houses with her help, including some really nice off-market ones and some builder whose houses she has been listing. She has excellent knowledge in the market of Lamorinda area and its vicinity such as Saranap and Walnut Creek. In addition, she has very nice personality and most of the realtors around the area know her very well so it is usually a smooth process when it comes into closing. We ended up buying some new house from a builder and she made sure that the builder finished their to-do's even after closing. Her team includes her office manager Kellianne, who is very nice and helpful, too and her team now grows significantly due to the increased business. I should add she also has some in house lender and staging team in case you need it but she never pushes us to use them, unlike some other realtors we worked with before.”
"Karen and her team are phenomenal. We randomly met Karen when we wandered into the Arbor homes that she was/is selling. She was incredibly friendly and told us all about the area etc. and spent quite a good amount of time with us even though we were just window shopping. Fast forward to about a year later, we started really looking at moving to the East Bay and were unsuccessfully connected with another realtor that didn't work out for us. After hunting through our old notes, we reconnected with Karen, and we are so glad we did. Karen spent plenty of time helping us narrow down exactly what we were looking for and was very patient. She has great visibility to off market and pre-market listings which really gave us a good landscape of what was out there. When we finally found the home we wanted, she did an amazing job guiding us through the process from start to finish and making sure we came forward with a strong offer. Even after our offer was accepted, she diligently fought on our behalf after inspections were done. We felt like through this process, Karen became a good friend and someone we still go to for recommendations. She helped our transition from SF to Walnut Creek tremendously, and we can't say enough about how amazing she and the rest of the KRG team are.”
"We recently had the pleasure of working with Karen and her team in the sale of our Lafayette Home. We found out about her from a family friend that raved about her but to do our diligence we interviewed a few other top Lamorinda realtors... we were not disappointed. She is a real person, I think it was her stories about her kids helped us connect but she also was a complete professional and showed up so prepared with great marketing materials and suggestions about our home. As I had sold a property in the past and it was a bit rocky, we also picked Karen because of her calm, strong personality and ability to navigate really tough scenarios. She also made us feel like we would be her top priority even though we know she does dozens of sales a year. She was awesome and we got our home sold before it even went on market for even more than we listed! Although the transaction was complicated due to our unique lot, we know she was doing a ton of work behind the scenes to make things go smoothly and get us the best price too. We were thrilled with her and her team but most importantly her honest, no-nonsense attitude. If you live in Lamorinda or want to buy into the area Karen is a must! “
"Karen Richardson was a great help in teaching us about Orinda and Lafayette as we were looking to move from San Francisco. She helped us find a wonderful home and negotiated a great deal for us. We really appreciated her local relationships and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Lamorinda.”