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"I was extremely impressed with Karlene Smith. My house had been listed with another realtor for many months. I signed with Karlene and the house sold quickly. She provided sound advice during the negotiation and the entire transaction was easy and seamless. I have recommended Karlene to many friends and she would be the first realtor that I would call in the future." Tim Dunkel

"Karlene was awesome. Our real estate transaction was a bit difficult when dealing with the seller, his real estate agent, and a right of way, but Karlene worked diligently and represented us quite well. Her efforts and skill were most appreciated. I've already been referring other people to contact Karlene and Real Living for their real estate needs." Robert & Terry Dewey

"Karlene was wonderful! We have already recommended her to friends and family that are trying to buy a house." Matthew & Samantha Jewell

"Karlene and her husband are very professional and very likable people. It was an honor working with them. Thank you very much during our trying times." James Lindstrom

"We could not have had a better agent than Karlene Smith. She exceeded all our expectations and handles every detail in a professional and friendly manner. Karlene is the best!" Jan Stickle

"Terrific company and terrific lady!" Richard Kesterholt

"Karlene did a great job. We had an unexpectedly high number of showings during a snowy January. I've bought and sold quite a few properties during my lifetime, and this was by far the best experience with a real estate agent I've ever had!" Ellen Butkus

"Best Realtor Around – Karlene helped sell our home and purchase our dream home within 3 months. She was always available and was willing to work the hours to get the job done quickly. She was impressive with her knowledge of the transaction process and her experience is obvious. I will always recommend Karlene to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate. She will continue to be our realtor of choice. Her ability to review real estate is second to none and knows how to price property to move it. Thanks Karlene for your help and you attention to detail to get the closings done so rapidly on the same day! " Jason & Rachel Knapp

“Karlene is GREAT!!! We told her what we were looking for and she came through! We had a tough time with financing because of the uniqueness of the property, but she was there for us every step of the way! She stayed on top of all tasks, she’s knowledgeable, thinks on her feet and has great ideas. If you want a great realtor, call Karlene Smith. You won’t regret it. Thanks for your guidance, support, professionalism and dedication to finding our dream home/property/acreage Karlene. We love it!!! We will definitely will work with you again in the future!” Susan & Donald Pelletier

“Karlene is on the top of her game. She knew all avenues to advertise on. Her knowledge helped us sell quickly. Would recommend her 10 times over!” Heather & Scott Madigan

“As an out of town customer, she was instrumental in handling all of the necessary paperwork as well as listing and showing the property. Very knowledgeable, friendly and pleasant to work with.” Barbara Hook

“I know this is your job but you went above and beyond to help me and I thank you for it.” Betty Hoffman

“Karlene Smiths was wonderful and helped us along with the process with pointers on how to make our home more presentable.” Gerald & Stephanie Ruhlman

“Karlene, thank you for recently handling the sale of my home in Youngsville. I appreciate your success in listing and selling my home so fast, and handling all the details with such professionalism. You made yourself available to me and I had immediate access to you through texting which helped tremendously. It was a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to doing so again in the near future. ” Cindy McKinney

“Karlene really needs no recommendation. Her results speak volumes. If you are looking to buy or sell a property in Warren County, Pennsylvania, your first move should be to contact Karlene. Karlene is aggressive. She works hard in a difficult market and knows what segments of that market to target. Karlene was faced with the prospect of selling a unique home/property in a difficult market. In the process, she had to deal with some whack-job potential buyers. She did extremely well at this while maintaining our sanity.” Dick Klancher

“Karlene tells you like it is. She explains the market for your home and therefore sets the correct asking price. She sold my home very quickly and I am very grateful to her.” Holly

“Thank you for helping us to acquire our new Cabin on Dottyville Hill Road. Your advice and guidance during the process was very much appreciated. It is a dream come true after many years of searching. Thank you also for the Lowe’s gift card which has come in handy during the renovation process. Best wishes for a Healthy, Happy, and Prosperous New Year!” Tom Luxbacher and Felix Rodriguez.

“Karlene aided my husband and I in buying our first home and made it as easy as she possibly could. We loved the straightforward knowledge she provided us with, as well as explaining anything we weren’t sure of, and made sure we were always presented with the best option, financially and personally” Kristen and Jeffrey Everetts.

“Karlene was absolutely wonderful! She made a scary process easy and painless. When we were looking online at houses she wasn’t afraid to tell us the pros and cons about the houses. She knew what we wanted in our new home and she certainly delivered. She knows what she’s doing and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home.” Rebekah Durnell

“She was extremely helpful and walked us through the entire process of purchasing our first home.” Carisa and Noah Yurchisin

“Karlene, your market analysis was everything I wanted. Thank you so much! I’ll be contacting you again.” Tom Carr

“Karlene arrived at our home with a lot of information and comparables to assist us in determining a sale price. She presented everything in a professional manner which made us feel confident in selecting her as our agent.  She promptly completed everything that she said she would. She was always accessible. She either had the knowledge to respond immediately or she checked on our question and called us back promptly. I definitely recommend Karlene.” Jacqueline Burger

“Karlene helped my wife and I purchase our first home, she helped explain the process and made the purchasing experience not so daunting. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the Warren area, especially to first time home buyers.” Aaron J

“Karlene was always available when we needed her. She knows the business of buying and selling property. Very friendly and easy to talk to. We would recommend her to any one.” Sue DeFabio

“Karlene is great she’ll walk you through it all. She knows the business and then some. We’ve bought and sold a home with her help and we’d do it again.” Joseph Wiler

“I found her verry accessable , quick to respond to questions and a source of good information about the market . She was helpful in my avoiding a property that would have been difficult to resell at a later date. She guided me in picking other tradesmen in the area ( at a considerable distance from my home and thus an area I was not fomiliar with) needed in effecting an acceptable property. Her attitude was always unbiased and open on the issue.” Gordon Taylor

“Karlene was a pleasure to work with. Very professional, dedicated and helpful. I would recommend her without reservation. She went above and beyond by checking on our home when we were out of town during horrible weather. She kept us informed every step of the way.” Greg Larocca

“Excellent lady. she helped us though out the process. we have been looking for a home in the warren area for 4 years she recommended this home and we loved it. so thank you again karlene” David Norberg

“Fast friendly efficient highly recommend !!!! job well done ! i will use these services again with confidence ! the seller was out of town (down south) karlene made the connection and sealed the deal ! thanks karlene !” Tom Fredricks

“Karlene is very knowledgeable about local real estate. She helped me right from the first minute I was with her. She promptly responded to every one of my calls or texts. She made this daunting process so simple for me that it is hard to describe. I would HIGHLY recommend her if your looking to buy real estate and I would use only her if I do so again.” Donald Hoak

“Karlene was very responsive and knowledgeable about the home buying process. She explained and helped us understand each step along the way and gave us a result that far exceeded our original expectations. I would highly recommend Karlene and would seek her in future endeavors.” Justin DiPenti

“As a first time home buyer, and not knowing anything about buying a home, karlene was very helpful in making sure i understood terms and options offered to me as a buyer. With all her knowledge and experience she made sure we were happy with our first very own home. Definitely knows her field.” Taylor Henderickson

“Karlene was my agent when purchasing a vacation home. My criteria was not very specific, but she showed us many varied properties and though that process the most important factors became obvious. I would strongly recommend Karlene to any parties seeking real estate in the area.” Russell Kohser

“She was a great help in finding our first home. She worked fast to get us our loan after our offer was accepted. She was a great help when going through the house pointing out potential problems and offering advice on how to fix them. Very knowledgeable on the types of loans and the requirements.” Brandi Jo Chase

“Karlene was an excellent agent to work with as we looked for and bought our new home. She listened to our concerns and was always available with a quick reply when we had questions. She knew exactly which houses would meet our needs and helped us find the perfect home for our family. I really can't recommend her enough.” J. Savedge

“Enjoyed working with Karlene - she found us a great home ! She always answered all our questions and was very pleasant. Thanks Karlene ! She got us a good price and we look forward to spending many years enjoying our new home with our family. Good hunting area helps! Karlene was very professional and helped us with all the details. We were surprised how fast everything was accomplished.” Ronald & Mary

“We can't say enough wonderful words about our experience with Karlene. She assisted with every aspect of selling our mother's home. In addition to her skills in the real estate field, she provided useful information regarding estate sales, inspection procedures, attorney involvement, and more. She did everything she could to make this situation easy for us from a distance. She is a skilled communicator and was easily assessable, which made us feel so confident in her abilities. When she found the electric company had mistakenly turned off the power to the house in the midst of winter, she called us immediately so we could correct the mistake. We certainly made the right choice when we hired Karlene. We would highly recommend her without reservation.” Dawn Rice

“Karlene Smith was a very instrumental aspect for my wife and I buying our first home. After showing us a few houses and choosing the one that we immediately saw ourselves living in Karlene was able to start us through the process. Throughout the entire process Karlene had a immediate response to questions and concerns regarding the house and the process of buying our first home. Karlene is extremely easy to communicate with and was very helpful in finding the right house containing what we wanted without any pressure. I would highly recommend Karlene to anyone looking to purchase a new home.” Scott & Anna Anderson

“My husband and I closed on our cabin located in Tidioute, PA last week. Karlene was referred to us by our neighbor who sold his cabin a couple of years ago. We had two offers in the first week. Karlene did a fantastic job. Everything went very smooth. She is very knowledgeable about the entire process of buying and selling property. We would highly recommend her. She was always a step ahead of us which made the process go smooth and quick.” Scott & Terri Mascioli

“Our property had been on the market for years...after new photos and a great writeup describing the property, Karlene found a buyer in weeks! She was the magic that made this sale proceed for 3 grateful sisters!” Cheryl Wastek

“In the beginning of our process we worked with a few different realtors. Karlene impressed us with her knowledge of each home she showed us. Whether it was her first time showing the property or not she could talk to us about issues and/or possibilities for each place. As first time home buyers we had a lot of little questions throughout the process. She was always willing to answer them for us and was very patient. One thing we really liked compared to the other realtors is that if a property came up for sale and she thought we might be interested she reached out to let us know it was now on the market. She was always very quick to get a viewing scheduled and during the viewing she was receptive to whether we truly liked the home or not. I would recommend her to anyone especially first time home buyers.” Faith

“Karlene was always prompt in responding. She is quite excellent at closing time and very attentive to details. She does all that she can to effect the sale of the house.” Mary Reynolds

“Karlene and the real living staff were absolutely fabulous to us while we were selling our house. They listed our home and were able to sell our home quickly. Very smooth process.” Stephanie Ruhlman

“Karlene was knowledgeable of the regional market and readily available whenever her advice was needed. A persistent and skilled negotiator, she is the kind of agent you want on your side. Working with Karlene was a great experience that led to a smooth transaction. Highly recommend.” Josh Burkett

“It was a pleasure to work with Karlene Smith. Not only is she a fun and caring person, she is great at her job. She responded to my initial email inquiry on Thanksgiving night, and we made arrangements to view the property within days. While the property that prompted our relationship wasn't quite right, she listened to what we wanted and showed us the house we bought later that same day. It was a foreclosure, and she guided us through the process. She prepared us for the inevitable delays and hurdles, while keeping us calm when repairs were needed before closing. We ended up using every recommendation she provided, from the home inspector to insurance agent to mortgage company. She is knowledgeable, and her contacts in the Warren County are strong. Karlene helped us buy the riverfront weekend home of our dreams!” Jennifer & Michael Berry

“Karlene did a tremendous job. Would list with her again and recommend her highly. Actually she sold my home in about 10 days. Fantastic job karlene.she's a very positive person.” Joyce Trayer

“Karlene is an exceptional realtor. When the listing became a challenge she offered her advice and expertise of the local area to get it sold. If you're looking to sell or buy in Warren or the surrounding areas, she is truly the only call you should make. Thanks Karlene!!” Jack Olshan

“Very knowledgeable, quick to return calls and had answers and Solutions for any issues that arros during the process.” Jamie & Michelle Schneider

“She did a wonderful job and kept excellent contact with us. She was there whenever I needed an answer and very considerate of us.” Sue Huckabone

“Karlene and Real Living were fantastic to work with. She is knowledgable and took the time to understand the type of property we were looking for. I would use their services again and refer them to anyone needing a real estate professional.” Philip & Lori Dellamedaglia

“Hi Karlene, You did a great job of marketing and closing this property for us!...thank you for a job well done -- it was a pleasure working with you!” Jan Stickle, Jeff Stickle, Suzanne Wuerthele