We worked with her to sell an old house that turned out to need many more repairs than we were aware of, and Kara had the experience and connections to help us navigate tricky negotiations. She's honest, caring, tactful, and savvy. I'm so glad we had her by our side.
She helped with finding the right contractors to fit our needs and was our cheerleader as we prepared the house. She has an excellent sense of design and fantastic people skills which are such great attributes in her line of work.
Kara impressed us with her market and process knowledge and put us at ease as she skillfully cut through the noise to help us focus on what was most important in our home search. When we got discouraged by a hot market with low inventory, she offered much needed perspective. When we were overeager, she gifted us a dose of reality and encouraged patience. She has also built a fantastic network of brokers, inspectors and other vendors that operate with like-minded attention to detail and integrity. These are all traits of a skilled realtor, but where Kara really shines is in her tenacity. If it weren't for Kara's dogged efforts to make sure the selling agent saw our offer, it's likely we wouldn't be in the home we are today. If you're looking to buy a home, you'll want Kara in your corner.
She’s knowledgeable of the area and the market, and was patient with our ever changing needs. Her negotiation skills enabled us to get the home we wanted with terms we felt good about, and her technical skills with regards to the process, made it go very smoothly.
She is quick to respond, extremely thorough and incredibly pleasant to work with. She gets just as invested as her clients in the process and offers support every step of the way. I could not recommend her more. Thank you, Kara!
From that first getting-to-know-you coffee to the craziness of closing during a pandemic, you've provided knowledge, a knack for problem-solving, and level-headedness. We're thankful for your technical and market knowledge, your tenacity and follow-through, and your deep sense of kindness. Thanks for guiding us through this adventure with integrity and a smile.
I’m very confident in her abilities and highly recommend her.
She excelled in everything we requested. She went above and beyond what we could have asked and made our dream home a reality. Recommend Mrs. Kara Shuster to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Truly an amazing individual. Thank you from Chris and Alondra
She was so helpful and attentive. Very informative on the houses that we were looking at and in the process of getting the house. She made us feel comfortable through out the process. Would definitely recommend her and will look for her for our next purchase! 🙂
She tirelessly made herself available whenever we had even the most minute of questions about the process. She focuses on the details and got us all the information we needed to make a great decision on our new home. I would certainly recommend her services to anyone in the market for a new house, she helped us find our home and I have no doubt that she can do the same for you.
She is very familiar with the Portland area, and it’s obvious that she loves this city and helping people sell/buy their home. She also made great recommendations about what we needed to do to get our house ready to sell. She will take time to help you asses your property, and explain anything that might be a little overwhelming during the buying/selling process. A very genuinely kind person.
She is highly responsive, which is critical in this competitive market. She listened to our needs and helped us find our dream home. She helped us navigate every step of the process from finding our home through closing. She is very caring and supportive through the process.
She was always available to answer my questions and concerns. It was such a smooth and easy transaction. Kara was constantly checking in with me to see how things were going/how I was doing. Communication was A+. I will use Kara for all of my real estate needs.
She hung in there with us for over 2 years until we finally decided to move from our home of nearly 40 years. Then she went to bat for us to get the things we wanted in our new home. Although it was a long process, we are very happy with our new home. We especially appreciated Kara’s recommendation when we chose an inspector before we closed on the home. Kara was very professional and definitely had our best interest foremost in her mind.
She is knowledgeable and on top of the current market trends, offering accurate and extremely helpful advice. I would highly recommend her to anyone, especially first time buyers who need a lot of help and guidance along the way!
Going into the process we thought we had a pretty good idea of what we wanted and what the process of purchasing a home looks like - but, it was not quite as simple as we had originally thought. Kara was patient, responsive, highly knowledgeable not only about the Portland area (she has lived here for many years and lived in several areas of the city), but also the Portland real estate market, and the ins-and-outs of buying homes. Additionally, she was incredibly flexible and accomodating in scheduling viewings. She was generous in giving detailed feedback and notes in reviewing contracts, pointing us in a good direction with lenders, helped set realistic expectations throughout the process, and guided us through every step of the home buying process. We are tremendously grateful for her guidance. She was professional and responded quickly whether by email or text and provided professional and courteous advice during the negotiation phase. We cannot imagine having a more positive experience and recommend her without reservation to anyone looking to buy in this market. Thank you, Kara! :)
When determining a listing price, she researched the local market and also brought her team in for a comprehensive opinion. Kara is easy to work with and very responsive to any concerns brought up during the marketing phase of the sale, getting back to me with answers and advice within minutes. She instilled confidence, and took initiative when collaborating on the sale with other realtors. Her relationships with subcontractors made my house shine. And finally, her knowledge of the legal & the contractual side of selling makes her a star to work with. I highly recommend her as a realtor.
We interviewed Kara to ensure she was going to be a good fit for us. She was able to tailor her communication options to suit our needs. With each new house sent through, we discovered more what we liked and didn't like. With Kara's patience and expert guidance we were able to buy our first home in the neighborhood we wanted and at a price we were happy with. Kara was there every step of the way making sure we knew what was coming next! She went above and beyond in those last days of closing to get us the keys on time. I would recommend Kara in an instant as an honest, professional agent.
She went above and beyond in our home sale transaction. It was full of negotiations, lots and lots of research, weird paperwork, learning about relocations and what that entails.... She really looked out for her clients (us) the entire time. She's attentive to detail, easy to work with, responsive and so reliable! She' from the Portland area so she has great knowledge of the surroundings and the market. I appreciate how much she loves the real estate process and houses in general. And I love supporting a working mama! Kara gets it done and is awesome to work with!
She is very knowledgeable and anything she doesn’t know she will look into right away. We couldn’t have asked for a more responsive and diligent agent. She understood what we were looking for in a home and was friendly and fun as she and guided us through the whole process. As first-time buyers that was hugely important to us. We love our new home and would highly recommend her to friends and family looking for an agent!”
She had great advice and helped guide me through the whole process from start to finish!
My husband and I decided to buy a new house while also trying to sell our old one -- a process that was very stressful to say the least. Kara has helped ease the transition from house to house, is very quick to respond to any questions or concerns, and made us feel comfortable moving on to each step. She definitely made me feel like there are no stupid questions! Her patience and knowledge is extensive. I could not recommend her more.
Her attention to detail and honest work ethic made our experience less stressful. We will definitely use her again when the time comes to buy another.
She gave great advice as to what I could do to optimize my potential profit. Kara went above and beyond what I ever expected in a real estate agent. I appreciate her prompt response and attention to detail. I would never have expected to walk away with $30,000 above asking price, and Kara made that possible. If you are looking for a real estate agent who cares about you, your family and your future, Kara is the one for you!
I am a first time home buyer and she made the entire process easier than I ever thought possible. She was right there with us every step of the way. I had A LOT of questions and I felt that I was heard the whole time. I couldn't be happier with everything she did and would recommend her to anyone who is looking to have a good time buying a home :)
I have worked with many agents before but Kara surpassed even my expectations with her communication, expertise, negotiation prowess and dedication.
The process of finding and closing on our new house was really fast and time sensitive. Kara was there the whole way through like a champ. Kara had a complete handle of the situation even when crunch times came up. She has a great pool of resources and tools at her disposal and I think we used almost everything she had. Kara is a true Gem if you are lucky enough to know her and use her talents.
She is proactive and offers common-sense alternatives when appropriate. She understands the real estate market from both the buyer's and seller's perspectives. I highly recommend Kara to assist with all real estate needs!
As when she worked with my daughter, who Kara went to school with, she was adept and responsive throughout the process! 10 out of 10! Would recommend!
She walked me through the process step by step, always taking extra time to answer my many questions in an easy to understand way. She coached me through options and I always felt supported in my choices. And she helped find a motivated buyer and the sale closed in record time! I couldn’t recommend Kara enough!
She quickly understood exactly what I was looking for and narrowed in on the perfect house. She made the process painless and answered all of my questions easily. I highly recommend her!
Her response is immediate and proactive with any inquiry, providing relevant and thoroughly researched answers. She is able to anticipate the market and provide intelligent ways to strengthen what I have to offer as a buyer. Kara’s resourcefulness and tireless dedication is necessary for my best chance at home ownership. Thank You, Kara!