- Agent with Coldwell Banker Bain
Specialties: Short-Sale, Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent...
About Karen Abbey
Karen Abbey's Clients
- 0% Buyers
- 100% Sellers
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Karen Abbey's Sale Prices
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Karen Abbey's Properties
- 46% Apartments/
- 46% Single-Family Homes
- 4% Unknown
- 4% Multi-Family
- 46% Apartments/
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Karen Abbey's Experience & Skills
- Buyer's Agent,
- Listing Agent,
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Karen Abbey's Work Experience
Real Estate Broker
Coldwell Banker Bain
June 2010 - present
I am a Residential Real Estate Advocate in the Greater Seattle area. I am a REALTOR which means I am held to a higher standard of ethics and business conduct. I provide knowledge, reliability and integrity to all my clients. I am a FACILITATOR in all aspects of the home selling and buying process from obtaining financing to closing the transaction on time. The real estate industry is continually changing. I attend classes and seminars on a regular basis to keep up with the changing marketplace. I like being a detective. If I don't have the information you need, I will find it out. I truly enjoy the process of selling and buying homes. I am an expert in Home Marketing Strategies. I partner with you to sell your home at the best price and time frame possible. I have Short Sale experience and welcome the opportunity to provide resources in this process. I also specialize in International Property sales and Green Building & Sustainability practices. Bringing Sunshine to Seattle Every Day!
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sres: Seniors Real Estate Specialist
The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+. By earning the SRES® designation, you gain access to valuable member benefits, useful resources, and networking opportunities across the U.S. and Canada to help you in your business.
gri: Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
REALTORS® with the GRI designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. Earning the designation is a way to stand out to prospective buyers and sellers as a professional with expertise in these areas.
abr: Accredited Buyer’s Representative
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.
sfr: Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
The SFR® certification teaches real estate professionals to work with distressed sellers and the finance, tax, and legal professionals who can help them, qualify sellers for short sales, develop a short sale package, negotiate with lenders, safeguard your commission, limit risk, and protect buyers.
Through NAR's Green Designation, the Green Resource Council provides ongoing education, resources and tools so that real estate practitioners can successfully seek out, understand, and market properties with green features.
crb: Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
The Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) is one of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management and is awarded to REALTORS® who have completed advanced educational and professional requirements. CRB Designees are better positioned to streamline operations, integrate new technology and apply new trends and business strategies. Join today and discover a new approach to enhancing knowledge and leveraging opportunity.
cpm: Certified Property Manager
CPM designees are recognized as experts in real estate management. Holding this designation demonstrates expertise and integrity to employers, owners, and investors.
crs: Certified Residential Specialist
The CRS designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. On average, CRS designees earn nearly three times more in income, transactions, and gross sales than non-designee REALTORS®.
alc: Accredited Land Consultants
The esteemed Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) are the most trusted, knowledgeable, experienced, and highest-producing experts in all segments of land. Conferred by the REALTORS® Land Institute, the designation requires successful completion of a rigorous LANDU education program, a specific, high-volume and experience level, and adherence to an honorable Code of Conduct.
cips: Certified International Property Specialist
Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The program includes five full days of study focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions, and an influential network of 2,000 professionals who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners.
epro: Certified Internet Professional
NAR's e-PRO® certification teaches you to use cutting-edge technologies and digital initiatives to link up with today's savvy real estate consumer.
bpor: Brokers Price Opinion
The BPOR certification provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to perform accurate and professional broker price opinions (BPOs) and comparative market analyses (CMAs), while reducing risk and increasing opportunities.
pmn: Performance Management Network
This designation is unique to the REALTOR® family designations, emphasizing that in order to enhance your business, you must enhance yourself. It focuses on negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management and leadership development.
ccim: Certified Commercial Investment Member
The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement, earned through an extensive curriculum of 200 classroom hours and professional experiential requirements. CCIMs are active in 1,000 U.S. markets and 31 other countries and comprise a 13,000-member network that includes brokers, leasing professionals, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, investors, lenders, and other allied professionals.
cre: Counselors of Real Estate
The Counselors of Real Estate® is an international group of recognized professionals who provide seasoned, expert, objective advice on real property and land-related matters. Only 1,100 practitioners throughout the world carry the CRE® designation. Membership is by invitation only.
gaa: General Accredited Appraiser
For general appraisers, this designation is awarded to those whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®.
mrp: Military Relocation Professional
NAR's Military Relocation Professional certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.
raa: Residential Accredited Appraiser
For residential appraisers, this designation is awarded to those whose education and experience exceed state appraisal certification requirements and is supported by the National Association of REALTORS®.
rce: REALTOR® Association Certified Executive
RCE is the only professional designation designed specifically for REALTOR® association executives. RCE designees exemplify goal-oriented AEs with drive, experience and commitment to professional growth.
rsps: Resort and Second-Home Specialist
This certification is designed for REALTORS® who facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination are involved in this market niche.
sior: Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®
The SIOR designation is held by only the most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. To earn it, designees must meet standards of experience, production, education, ethics, and provide recommendations.
srs: Seller Representative Specialist
The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. The designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) who meet specific educational and practical experience criteria.
awhd: At Home With Diversity
Learn to work effectively with – and within – today’s diverse real estate market. The At Home With Diversity certification teaches you how to conduct your business with sensitivity to all client profiles and build a business plan to successfully serve them.
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- fltdrv moveme reviewed Karen Abbey
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Karen Abbey is truly a caring person and considers your needs. She puts your best interest first. Not once did Karen employ any high pressure tactics, nor attempt to steer me to something out of my price range She set me up on the “portal” so that I could mark and rate interest in each property I was interested in. This gave me the freedom to view property without deadlines. When writing up the proposal we started from a bid of $250,000. In the escalation clause I wanted $260,000 with a $10,000 increment. Speaking from experience: “I want to save you (me) some money” suggested that we use a $1000 increment. With her guidance we delivered the winning bid at $261,000. The competing bid was $260,000. She explained all the documents honestly and with clarity. She's also familiar with all modern forms of communication, which of course is helpful to everyone regardless of age. After all the papers were signed she suggested we make plans for a dinner celebration! After handing over the key, I noticed she brought a gift of French Champagne and sparkling cider. Karen truly has a spirit and heart of gold !
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Karen Abbey's Properties (33)
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5bd, 2 full bafor sale$825,000
3bd, 3 full bafor sale$499,999
3bd, 1 full bafor sale$599,999
2bd, 1 full bafor sale$299,999
1532 NW 195th St Apt 4, Shoreline WA2bd, 1.5 baSold Sold: 09/06/2012 Represented: Seller$195,000
9406 38th Ave S , Seattle WA1bd, 1 baSold Sold: 07/09/2012 Represented: Seller$169,950
14224 4th Ave S , Burien WA2bd, 1 baSold Sold: 03/14/2013 Represented: Seller$165,000
230 NW 41st St , Seattle WA3bd, 2 baSold Sold: 04/24/2012 Represented: Seller$425,000
9416 1st Ave NE Apt 303, Seattle WA2bd, 2 baSold Sold: 09/13/2012 Represented: Seller$137,000
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test Sold: 12/31/1969 Represented: Buyer and Seller$0
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