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Karen Stephens
REALTOR®, MBA, Associate Broker, CLHMS
(804) 514-4769
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Karen Stephens
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5 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
28 user reviews.
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Karen is incredible and you must have her as your agent in Richmond! She knows the neighborhoods inside and out and her contacts in the business help close deals really smoothly. She went above and beyond to help us close on our house even helping us with design ideas which was so appreciated. She was always available by phone and text through the whole process to make sure every fine detail addressed. Her expert negotiation skills helped us get a great house in a very competitive market. Thank you Karen!

Garrett Wren | Home Buyer
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She has been beyond terrific not only is searching for property but in her marvelous attentive care since we have purchased the home. She was extremely knowledgeable and beyond caring. I really feel so fortunate to have found her and also to have befriended her.

Phyllis Berman | Home Buyer
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Karen was patient and great to work with. We moved to the RVA area from out of town and she accommodated us each time we were in town looking for our new home. As a first time home buyer she was very informative of the process and was with us every step of the way even after we moved into our home. Karen is a rock star!

Lynn Newton | Home Buyer
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Karen is courteous, humorous, efficient. She has a very good grasp of how the market works. Her advice is worth a pound of gold.

Susan Betts
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Karen did a great job helping us buy our home in Richmond -- she was SUPER proactive and communicative, and very knowledgeable about the area and process. Plus friendly and fun to work with. We plan on using her again if we ever need to move!

Laura & Chris Markley | Home Buyer
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Karen did a great job and stayed on top of new opportunities coming to market - thanks!

James | Home Buyer
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Karen helped us buy our first house and the whole process went as smoothly as possible thanks to Karen. She is professional knowledgable and totally committed to helping her clients find the right house. Aside from being incredibly outgoing and pleasure to be around she is also very analytical and able to counsel clients on the financial aspects of each property. She understands client service and is a pro at being responsive and counseling her client through the search negotiation and closing of each transaction. If you are looking for a dedicated professional who knows the market and also happens to be blast to be around then we highly recommend Karen.

Keith and Emily Voorheis | Home Buyer
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Karen helped us buy our Near West End home in 2008 and proved such deep knowledge of the area and comfort with the purchase process that she was our *first choice* when it came time to sell nine years later. Once again she provided us fabulous service. Karen sat down with us several times to discuss how to prepare and price our home for sale answering all of our questions along the way with patience and professionalism. In the days leading up to the listing Karen marketed our home extremely well pricing the home perfectly placing ads in high-impact publications and getting the word out to exactly the right buyers' agents. After just one day on Zillow our house had been viewed hundreds of times. Our multiple offers and tip-top sale price was all thanks to Karen and her expertise. We can't recommend Karen enough especially in Area 20.

Clint & Sally Ann Smith | Home Buyer
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Karen did her research well on what best fit our needs and spent all the time necessary to find the perfect place for us. Our best real estate purchase experience ever! I will gladly refer her to clients friends and family.

Bill Buehler | Home Buyer
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My husband and I recently relocated to Richmond and we worked with Karen to find our home. She has the work ethic of a New Yorker showing tenacity and attention to detail in the competitive Richmond market. We would not have our house without her. It had 8 offers and we were not the highest bidder but the smart clauses she carefully put in our contract won us our dream home. Karen truly works for her client going above and beyond.

Liz Stephens | Home Buyer
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Karen has been very helpful in all aspects of getting my new home. She was there to answer my questions and to help me get settled in. Thanks to all the hard work from Karen and Joyner Fine Properties.

Robert Kopchak | Home Buyer
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Karen Stephens has sold two houses for us and assisted us in the purchase of one. We have been thrilled. Karen gives ALL of her attention to her clients in the process and really makes us feel like she is wholly committed to the selling or buying for which she is assisting. This means emailing us back numerous times quickly when we have questions returning our calls no matter what time day or night and generally making things as easy as possible for us. Since we are two working attorneys Karen has been the perfect agent because she caters to our Type A personalities and works for us instead of making us feel like we are working for her. We have recommended her at every instance that we can. Buying and selling houses is extremely stressful but Karen made us feel like we were her first and only priority while in the process. We will use her again (if we ever move again)!

Jill Webb | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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Great and professional experience. Enjoyed working with Karen.

Chuck Higgins
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We were new to the Richmond real estate market and were very pleased with our experience with Karen Stephens as our realtor. She was extremely knowledgeable about the Fan/Museum district and helped us make wise decisions to enable us to buy the property we wanted in a very competitive market. Through the entire process she was honest thorough and continues to be a resource for us. We would not hesitate to use her as our realtor in the future or recommend her to others.

Debbie and David Newman | Home Buyer
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Our move and subsequent home purchase were both very satisfactory. We found a mover and were able to locate a home in the neighborhood we hoped to be living in. This all worked out very well and I will recommend Joyner Fine Properties and our agent Karen Stephens to anybody who is moving to Richmond.

Roger Skalbeck | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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Tremendous focus on the customer's preferences and needs. Good guidance without bias or pressure.

Steve Girard
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Twice on the buying side and once on the selling side Karen has been awesome. Wouldn't use anyone else.

Rhonda Girard | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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Karen was great to work with while we were searching for our new home in Richmond. Karen has a wonderful personality and is very easy to talk to and get along with. She was able to show us properties in areas we were interested in on short notice she was objective during the process and never came across as pushy. After we found our house Karen helped walk us though the negotiating process and gave us sound advice. She was present during the inspection and the closing which meant a lot to us. We've been in our house for 5 months now and Karen stays in contact to make sure we are doing alright and know about different events that are going on in the area.

Kyle Denholm | Home Buyer
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Karen was a pleasure to work with. Very responsive and extremely knowledgeable of the greater Richmond area. This was especially helpful as we are relatively new to the city and needed plenty of guidance as to which areas would be desirable to us. She was and continues to be a valuable resource. We would not hesitate recommending Karen to anyone looking to purchase a home.

Meredith Harrington | Home Buyer
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Karen was wonderful to work with and very concerned about our wants and needs for a new home. Highly recommend her and have already to friends and coworkers.

Jason R. | Home Buyer
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Karen Stevens was quite the professional knowledgeable about the communities and well organized with her approach. We had a limited period of time - - two days - - and were moving within a short timeframe. We looked at 19 houses/properties over those two days. One of Karen's great skills is her ability to listen to her clients hone in on what their priorities are and not waste their time. She was continually tuned in gracious in her approach conscientious in her manner and confident with her assessment and recommendations. We were quite happy with our purchased property and would easily give Karen and Joyner Fine Properties 5 stars based on our experience.

Jeff and Tobe Jacoby | Home Buyer
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Karen Stephens was a real asset to us moving to Richmond from outside of the area. She took the time to get to know us and to show us the varied neighborhoods in the City and across the region. During the sale negotiation process she gave us helpful advice and was incredibly supportive during the closing period and as we got settled. She and her team were always available to answer questions we had about the many things involved in moving to a new town and she has continued to keep us posted on great things to do and learn about Richmond. I feel like she's really gone the extra mile for us.

Mariia Zimmerman and Roger Skalbeck | Home Buyer
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Iit was a pleasure working with Karen Stephens to buy our current home and to sell our previous one. She made the experience as stress free as possible. Both transactions went smoothly. From knowing the market to providing staging advice to walking us through contracts and closing Karen was knowledgeable and professional.

Kim O'Shea | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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Karen Stephens is fantastic she spent a significant amount of time listening to us showing us houses and planning our outings. If you want someone who can help you find the perfect home that is right for you we highly recommend you go see Karen first!

Matt Benka Amy Benka | Home Buyer
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5 stars! Karen Stephens was our realtor. We came from out of town to look at homes and she was very patient and thorough. The search continued after we moved here to an apartment. She was willing to work around our employment schedules. My husband and I both liked and respected her experience and knowledge. She was extremely helpful when it came time to purchase and negotiate the contract. She made several recommendations that were successful. Karen was also wonderful after the close coming by to check on us and give us some goodies. I know she was appreciative of our business.

Catherine and Kevin Carney | Home Buyer
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It was great working with Karen Stephens. She took the time to understand what we were looking which was essential for us to find a great home. I would work with her again and would recommend her to others.

MK | Home Buyer
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Karen was extremely professional knowledgeable and a skilled facilitator of our new home purchase. I can say with confidence that we would not be in our new home without Karen Stephens.

Tim O'Shea | Home Buyer
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Karen was "johnny on the spot" for everything in selling a property for us. She made the logistics very easy and was so great to work with. She listened to our needs information and interests and sold the property above what some said we might get for it. I would highly recommend her to anyone and will certainly use her again!

Alice Higgins | Home Seller

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