Lee and I want you to know how much we truly appreciate all you did for us. From listing to closing... Thank you so much for all your hard work. You were the first real estate agent we ever had and you were wonderful! (We hope we weren't that bad of clients?) I also want to say a very heartfelt thank you for being such a good friend and helping us understand the ups and downs of home buying and selling. You are wonderful! The flowers are from Lee. Thank you again for everything!
Lee and Jeannine Moore
Karen Arial is the perfect real estate agent! She worked extremely hard to help me find my dream home and answered any and all questions, fears, and concerns that I had in the home buying process. She is the most professional, honest, and friendly person that there is. She is tentative and not like other real estate agents who can become unprofessional and uncaring towards your personal needs and wants. I highly recommend her to anybody that wants to have a personal, smooth, and enjoyable home buying process. She was WONDERFUL
How can we even begin to thank you? After almost 3 years of being on and off the market trying to sell our home with other agents, you came to our rescue. No wonder our friends referred you. They knew we were about to go insane! Your tips on staging to sell were invaluable. You are such a professional and the very best Realtor we've ever used. We know you are a broker, too, and the knowledge you have regarding real estate made for such a fun and stress free closing. We will refer everyone to you. We probably won't sell another home for 20 years but when we do, you will be OUR Realtor. Also, thanks again for letting us borrow some of your staging items!
John & Margaret Cox
You are a "bluebird of happiness" when you help make buyers and sellers dreams come true. Thank you for your hard work, expertise and friendship. You are the hardest working agent we've ever worked with!
Ron & Doris Shuchard
Thanks so much for all of your help and advice during our home buying process and move to Georgia. It was so great working with you and getting to know you. You helped make our southern transition much easier.
Also, we still don’t even know where to begin to thank you for your gift! That was so much more than you should have given us but we are so appreciative! Again, it was a great pleasure to work with you.
Vicki & Garrett Forsythe
Karen, if I knew shopping for a home could be so much fun I would have done it more often (only with you). Since I worked with a couple of other agents prior to meeting you, I am absolutely sure that neither of them could have gotten me the deal you snagged for me. I don't think you would or could have worked any harder for yourself. I hope you stay in this business for another 20 years so that we can work together a few more times!
Karen, you are the reason our house sold in just a week! Not only did you do a fantastic job helping us buy a foreclosure and dealing with the banks, you also sold our other house in the first week on the market. You helped us prep the house for sale, staged it and marketed it to perfection. I am referring all my friends buying and selling to you, Karen, for the same wonderful stress free experience.
Michael Cosson & Tracy Valentine
Karen, you are just the best and I really mean that! I moved in on Monday and I am so happy in my new home. It is very quiet and I just love it. I was so fortunate to have you as my Realtor and now my friend. You helped me so much and I’ll always remember your kindness and professionalism. You are definitely the best in your profession!
I always wondered, why do real estate agents get paid these commissions. Well after dealing with Karen I learned a good agent makes all the difference in the world. The experience an agent brings to the table is immeasurable (if the agent is any good) and Karen is great. Karen isn’t just an agent who sits on the sidelines and collects a check. Aside from spending months taking us to a variety of homes, her real work begins when you finally find a home you want to buy. I thought I was a good negotiator, and giving myself credit, I am in things I know about. Unfortunately, I do not buy a house every day. Karen was already prepared with all the right questions. She was able to be tough and firm with the builder and his sales representative and made buying my new home a nice experience. Buying a home can be one of the most stressful events in your lifetime, Karen made it a pleasure.
Karen Ariail has been my real estate agent since 1986. She helped us buy our first home. We were young and inexperienced, but she took us under her wing and navigated us through the house hunting maze, helping us make wise, informed decisions on everything from finding a quality starter home in a great neighborhood to giving us information for all of the right people (inspectors, lenders, etc.). She actually took our extensive wish list, and on our (very) limited budget, found the right house at the right price! She did her research and only showed us homes that were right for us. Since then she has patiently and professionally helped us buy and sell several times, always with sound advice and superior attentive service. I think of Karen as family - someone who truly cares and looks after our best interest! Whether selling our home or investing in a new one, Karen always advised us of our best investment decision. Some other agents grow impatient when you can't quickly find just the right house, end up wasting time showing you all the wrong houses, or ignore their clients after they get their listing. Karen does her research! She values your time as if it were her own. She stays in touch during the listing period and doesn't treat her clients
as just another sale. Karen is a real professional from her first meeting with you to the closing table and every step in between!
Karen has worked with me as a buyer's agent to purchase 5 homes over her many years in real estate and has been my seller's agent on 5 homes as well. She is efficient, ethical and experienced. As a vice president for one of Atlanta's largest banks who works with many top professionals, I can indeed say that her work ethic will rival any of them. Karen is a strong negotiator and a straight shooter who is keenly aware of her client's needs. She has helped me stage my home to sell and has definitely saved me money.
The whole idea of listing and selling was overwhelming, but with Karen's advise on how to get the home buyer-ready, we had two offers in the first two weeks. Karen listed our home on June 8 and it sold and closed on July 19.
We couldn't be happier with our new home and without Karen's help, we would never have found it. Karen was tireless in her search for our perfect home - and
we were very, very picky about what we were looking for. Not only did she alert us the minute that a new listing popped up, she never batted an eye when we told her it just didn't "feel like us." She completely understood how important this decision was for us and respected our very tall order of must-haves in our new home. Even when I thought it would never work out, she never gave up. She was confident we would find that perfect house and she was right. She worked hard to make sure we did.
Dave & Gwen Morrison
Thanks so much for your assistance showing us property and for your patience and advice on the journey and decision to build our dream home in Chateau Elan. We're so excited and will continue to value your advice as construction continues.
Eric & Tammy Brown
Ellie and I wanted to once again say thanks for all you did for us in helping us with selling and buying. Your dedication and professionalism are to be commended, as is your very down-to-earth approach. We will definitely recommend you to anyone, and (although we just can't think about it again so soon) if and when the time ever comes to move again, we would love to work with you again.
We also thought you'd enjoy this: last night when I brought Alec home from football practice, he was pretty quiet. He was running for Student Council Vice President and found out yesterday he didn't win. He was pretty sad about it. When we got home
he immediately saw the "SOLD" sign you put up, and his mood instantly changed. I told him that you did that especially for him, and he got a smile from ear to ear. He then said, "Miss Karen is just the nicest person." You really made his day yesterday.
Dale & Ellie Cargin
It was a pleasure to work with Karen to find my townhome. She helped me find the ideal home in the first trip that I took to Atlanta to house hunt, and I couldn't be happier in my new location. Karen was prompt about returning my calls, keeping me up to date on required deadlines, and even covered a homeowners warranty for me. I would highly recommend Karen to friends relocating to the Atlanta area.
Claudine Carnevale, Atlanta, GA
*All of the above clients have graciously agreed to speak with my prospective clients. Telephone numbers are available upon request. Thank you!