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"Julie, Just wanted to thank you for all the time you spent with 2 folks that knew absolutely nothing about house-hunting (or even what they wanted). You were patient, friendly, and honest. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to a friend or use your services again. Thank you." Ron and Sherry

"I has 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

"Julie, you have renewed my faith in Real Estate agents." Danielle and Chad

"Carol and the rest of her team that I got to meet was very friendly and helpful. Will probably go through them again if I ever have dealings with real estate in the area again." Eric Brown

"We were very pleased with our home selling experience! Nicole was very patient thru our complicated process." Raymond Kane Jr.

"Tracie is a professional who we truly felt had our best interests. Her knowledge of the real estate system is one of her greatest assets along with her communication skills and one on one approach to us as clients." Terry & Gail Walker

"Julie was great! We will use here when we sell our other home. Great asset to your company." Patricia & Gary Peck

"I believe Donna had an excellent perspective of market conditions of the Warren area, she provided excellent advice during this process. Like anyone selling property I wish it had brought more money but the reality is it sold for what the market would bare. I am very satisfied with the end result and appreciate all the help Donna gave to me during this process." Ramon Pappalardo

"The company is very fortunate to have such a fantastic agent (Donna). Would not hesitate to do business with her again." Robert Stiener

"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

"He (Robert) was extremely helpful and very knowledgable. He went out of his way to make the entire experience very satisfying. I could not have been more pleased with the outcome." Pennie Potter

"Nicole Wilcox did a wonderful job! She sold our house fast and got us a wonderful price! If we ever move back to the area, we would be sure to call her to help us find a house to buy. Too bad she's not in Florida to help us with our search here. We were very pleased with Nicole." Scott & Karen Moldovan

"Carol was very great and accommodating with the needs we had. She worked hard to send us any property that she thought might be a contender. Carol was patient when we had some minis hiccups and stood by us and guided us on the process needed for us to complete the sale and helped us to get a firm offer. Thank you for the great work done." Mary Jane Ritchie

"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

"Very good company Carol was a great agent. We were kept up to date at all times. Would use again if I had to sell or buy. Thanks for your service." Mike

"Nicole is a wonderful agent and person. Because of her our dream house is now a reality!! Thank You!!" Ian Lester

"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

“Tracie was there for me from start to finish. She is an excellent sales associate and Real Living Avista is lucky to have her.” Jane Bostjancic

“Tracie did a superb job for us selling our mom's house. She kept me informed of changes and provided frequent updates. The sale didn't take nearly as long as I expected, so that was a bonus. I also threw her a "curve ball" by changing one of the items in the contract and she handled the change with the buyer quickly and efficiently. We couldn't be more happy with her handling of this sale and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of real estate professional services in the Warren area.” Warren Dobson

“Nicole was awesome! She did a great job and made buying a house easier than I thought it could be. She is an asset to real living.” Henry Spas

“Bob Dewey did a fantastic job. He listened to us and worked very hard to make sure our buying experience was successful. I would recommend him to anyone!” Melanie & James Hoovers

"…We are pleased to recommend Carol Peterson to anyone looking to buy a home. She is hands down the best in the business in our opinion and if we ever need to move again she will be our first choice in real estate agents…." Lauren Warmath

"The Sales Associate was very thorough. And showed me a wide range of available properties that met most of my requirements. He was very knowledgeable about the Market, individual homes, their positive attributes and shortcomings. In the end, he identified a home that had just come on the Market and advised me to look at it immediately. It was the best choice, and with his advice we prevailed over multiple offers. It was a great experience and outcome and result of patient and constant monitoring of the Market. The home has been an excellent choice." Jack Freeman

"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

"She was great! Very knowledgeable!” Peg Shirey

"Overall we were completely satisfied.Donna was knowledgeable and fun to work with.Kept us informed every step of the way.” Thomas & Vinetta Klueber

"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

"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

"It was a tough property to sell, but it was a pleasure working with Carol!” Karin Barlow

"When the process started bogging down as the original closing date approached, Carol contacted all parties and kept the process moving a long. She went above and beyond on multiple occasions. Carol was AWESOME to work with and I would highly recommend her!!” Noelle Baker

"Thanks for your extra effort. It is appreciated!" Russ

“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

“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

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

"Tracie did a fantastic job! Promote her to head REALTOR immediately!” Elvis Cernjul

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

“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

“Carol, Once again, Thank you so much for the awesome cabin-warming gift, & more importantly, for your fantastic support of our buying process! You helped us get a place that we will certainly enjoy with family & friends for many years to come! We appreciate all of your efforts & for taking time to put together such a perfect gift! It really made our first weekend very special! It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you & Best Wishes!” Loretta & Shawn

“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

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

“Terrific company and terrific lady!” Richard Kesterholt

“Realtor of choice. We just purchased our fourth house through them. We've also sold two houses through them. Both houses sold in the first week, one for full asking prices, the other for above asking price. Ron gives us a heads up when he sees something come on the market that we might be interested. Can't ask for better than that.” The Hornburgs

“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

“I really enjoyed working with Tracie, and it was the first time I met her. She was extra helpful with working around my elderly mother. I would recommend her to anyone.” Cathi Baldensperger

“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.

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

“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

“Tracie did a very good job for us. She earned her check!!” Howard & Amy Fyock

“Tracie did an excellent job! This sale was my parent’s house. We will be using Tracie to list our house when we get ready to sell. She is already on the lookout for property for us.” Gail Grosch

“I feel Tracie is a great agent. She went above and beyond her duties. She made the sale very easy for us.” Jim and Cheryl Eaton

“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

“100% Satisfied!” Judy Crothers

“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

“Tracie was very helpful and flexible with us during the entire process.” Toby Williams

“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

“Tracie Gray is an awesome agent.” Warren and Diane Winters

“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

"Would recommend her (Julie) and her agency highly!" Charles Fetzeck

“I just wanted everyone to know what a great experience I had buying a home with Real Living, and specifically, my agent Tracie Gray. Tracie is the ultimate real estate agent for someone like me - she'll show you homes based on your schedule, will answer texts at 11 at night, and will bend over backwards to get things done on time. I'd consider my wife and I fairly high-maintenance homebuyers, and I could not have been happier with the service we received. I'll go to Tracie for every real estate transaction I ever do! I've been in my new home for a little over a week, and I find myself wanting to text her random questions about homeownership because she's just so approachable! Thank you so much!” Tyler Mautino

“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

“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

“Julie did great and was very easy to deal with. She focused on what was important for us when looking for a home.” Melissa Wahlberg & Jeromy Johnson

“We were really satisfied with Julie as our real estate agent finding and helped buy our first home. We even took a year off to search and save up more money and she worked with us every step of the way. If any of our friends or family ever decide to sell or buy we would recommend using her and the company.” Jacob Rulander

“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

“Julie is very professional and personable. She had great answers to our questions, and was very tactful. Her personality and friendly attitude made our journey so much more easy and delightful. Don't ever let her get away from you...she is a keeper." Melia Richardson

“I just wanted to say thank you for everything. We truly appreciated your professionalism and energy in selling our property. It was a bittersweet process but we hope they have as many great memories there as we did. Thanks Again!!" Jodell Barner

“Julie was fantastic. She got to know us and knew what we wanted and really took the house search personally as if it were her own. She was great." Carol Beam

“Carol was a very good Agent. She kept me informed very well through all transactions. I would definitely recommend her to anyone." Timothy Henderson

“The Associate was very speedy in letting us see the house. Give her a raise or promotion. Carol went way beyond what was expected." Douglas & Geraldine Mangold

“Carol was amazing and above and beyond helpful from start to finish. She made the entire process quick and painless and we couldn't be happier with the home we chose or her services. Real Living Real Estate was also a wonderful asset to have in our corner through this process." Cassandra McAlee James Elms

“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 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