Booth - Caren help me with an incredibly long house search in the Reno area. I
was moving from San Jose, CA, and I knew very little about the Reno area. So we
started in Reno and visited many, many homes in the southwest area and the
south suburban area. And then on to Hidden Valley, North Carson City,
Gardnerville/Minden areas... It took 10 months and about 70 homes. Caren was
very, very, patient, especially given how much time it took. Along the way we
missed out on one home in south suburban and one in Genoa but finally found a
home in north Carson City. Caren is extremely knowledgeable about the Reno,
Sparks, and Carson City area. Caren knew all the procedures for completing the
purchase and handled all the inspections. In the end it worked out great and I
can only recommend Caren in the highest way.
- After inheriting my parent’s home, I knew the next step was to put the house
on the market. Not knowing what avenue to take, I decided to ask some of my
friends and neighbors. A friend of my neighbor was very interested in the
house. Not wanting to attempt to go through the selling process without a
professional at my side, I decided to ask my friends for a recommendation.
Caren Christen came highly recommended as a knowledgeable and reliable agent.
Put a call into Caren in which she answered her phone right away, that was a
good sign. She came to the house prepared with comps and all the necessary
information to get the ball rolling. An offer was given within a few days (by
the neighbor’s friend) at the dollar amount I wanted and I was ready to jump on
it, however, Caren coached me to be a bit more patient and raise the amount
that reflected the area comps. All the while Caren kept an open line of
communication with me and answered all my questions. We closed with our asking
about within 2 weeks! I highly recommend Caren Christen as an honest,
knowledgeable and an extremely professional realtor!
Morrow - Caren Christen is a consummate professional. Caren's level to detail
is unmatched. Caren is aggressive and her sense of follow through is superb.
Whenever we had a question or concern, she returns our calls promptly and
efficiently. Caren's appearance reflects one of an experienced, confident and
professional Realtor, like she is. Caren treats her clients respectfully and
her demeanor is positive and motivated. We knew from the first meeting with
Caren, that we chose the right person as our Realtor. We have heard the same
comments from all those that interact with Caren. We are very pleased that we
chose Caren Christen to represent us as our Realtor.
Moore - She made the whole process virtually painless. Having spent almost two
years looking for a home in the 89521 and 89511 zips and going thru 4 -5 real
estate agents, I was skeptical of the whole agent pool in Reno. Even those I
considered friends acted as though they were doing me a favor by returning a
call or text. Caren found the house. I never saw the place in the MLS. Caren
called me the day before Thanksgiving took time to show me the house when she was
trying to prepare dinner for the next day and had my offer accepted the day
after Thanksgiving! There is no better agent in the area!!!
Benedetti - I highly recommend Caren Christen. Caren is professional,
experienced, and thoughtful. She was always on time, very responsive, and
worked tirelessly to bring our transaction to a close. We had a very long and
stressful home sale with so many twists and turns that we almost lost our new
house. Caren was my calming force; she was always there to help us in any way
she could. During one particularly stressful period, Caren (unbeknownst to us
at the time) passed up her vacation to work with us. She truly is a treasure!
Caren's experience ensured that our house sold for it's worth. Unlike other
realtors we interviewed, she knew the value and realized the love and
investment we put into our home. We had multiple offers, and Caren made sure
that the right family made it their new home. We are very grateful to Caren,
and we are confident that we chose the right Realtor.
Richards - Caren is one of the most patient, diligent, and competent people I
have ever worked with, regardless of profession. She helped us navigate the
purchase of our dream home AND the sale of our home in the worst time of year
to try to sell--the holiday season. Caren tried to ensure that everything went
as smoothly as possible, even though we had tons of ups and downs with
potential buyers falling through and backing out. When we temporarily lost the
opportunity to purchase the home we wanted, she helped us quickly find
alternatives to look at. But because of her perseverance, we were able to
eventually close on the house we've always wanted. Her calming demeanor really
helped us through those trying times, dozens of showings and several open
houses. I can't recommend her highly enough.
J. Svahn - Caren Christen has been our
agent both on the buying side and on the selling side. In a time of difficulty
for the residential real estate market, Caren persevered. She never gave up on
finding us just the right house. She understood our requirements and did not
waste our time looking at properties that did not meet them. When we found our
new home (a short sale), Caren guided us through the process in a cheerful and
professional manner. Selling our old home was no easy task in the current
market either, but Caren remained confident that the right buyer could be
found. She used all the tricks in a Realtor’s basket to find that buyer. I can
certainly recommend her to anyone contemplating a real estate transaction.
B. Russell - I have worked with Caren
for over 15 years. She is a true professional and has a deep knowledge of Real
Estate in Northern Nevada. She is devoted to her Clients from the moment she
has contact with them and through any Real Estate needs they have in the
future. Caren is one hundred percent committed everyday
M. Brennan - In the real estate business
the term "professional" gets thrown around way too often. Caren
Christen is someone whom I whole heartily believe is deserving of the tittle
Professional. I waited 4 months to write this review to let the honeymoon phase
of my house purchase pass. From day one Caren treated me with the upmost
respect and professionalism. Her knowledge about the local market and housing
trends is astounding and unmatched. Without her advice and strategy I would
have been outbid on my house. The day my house went on the market she met with
me to show the house, drew up an offer and hand delivered the offer after
business hours to the seller’s agent. The owners accepted the offer before
multiple offers flooded the property the very next day! When I am ready to
purchase my second house Caren Christen will be my agent.
P. Jones - Caren
was a pleasure to deal with on the sale of my home. She was very professional
in keeping me updated on market activity and fully representing, promoting and
marketing my property. She guided the sale process through a smooth closing
very well. She managed the buyer’s agent as well, without bothering me with
unacceptable requests. I highly recommend her services.
T. Hartwick - In January 2010, I
purchased a property in Reno Nevada with the help of Caren Christen, my real
estate agent. This was far from straight forward as I was living overseas and
earning income in a foreign currency. Caren provided an exemplary service. She
was efficient and well-prepared at all times, promptly returning phone calls
and e-mails, and answering a myriad of questions concerning bank-owned
properties, short sales and foreclosures. What might have proved an extremely
stressful venture became, at times, even quite enjoyable, and things would not
have come to fruition without her knowledge, efficiency, professionalism, and
care. She was consistently cheerful and upbeat, and remained positive and
encouraging. Her local knowledge and expertise continue to remain invaluable.
B. Nugmanan - Caren's
knowledge, skills and professionalism are superb. We purchased our Reno home
while living in Bay Area. Over the course of several months she has gone the
proverbial extra mile for us, always working hard to find that house that would
perfectly balance our requirements, yet never rushing us into any haste
decisions. Once we made the selection, she worked tirelessly helping us though
the inspections and closing. We recommend her highly.
- Ms. Christen has represented our family on three occasions since 2000. She is
extremely perceptive and tuned into your mind, realizing your needs, style,
wants and preferences. She is always on top of her game; responsible, hardworking
and professional. Ms. Christen is resourceful, courteous, caring and always
available to provide mindful and well-rounded advice. We highly recommend her
to anyone interested in purchasing any type of properties. She is a true gem.
Montgomery - Caren did a fabulous job for us! She is a hardworking, diligent,
and responsive real estate professional who knows the Reno market extremely
well. We were living full-time out-of-state while searching for a new home in
Reno. Caren showed us a variety of properties in Reno and Incline over a long
weekend, astutely listened to our reactions to the houses and neighborhoods we
saw, and helped us articulate and prioritize our requirements. Over the next
eighteen months, Caren then continued to work on our behalf, carefully showing
us only those properties that met our criteria. She was patient and kind when
our thinking wavered and gracious and understanding on those occasions when our
travel schedules did not allow us to come to Reno to see the results of her
efforts. Once we found our perfect house, Caren arranged all the necessary
inspections and worked with the seller’s agent to ensure a smooth escrow and
close. Our experience in buying our home could not have been better, and we
both highly recommend Caren.
Genin - We sold our California home with an unexpected 10 day close of escrow
with the intent of relocating to Reno. Luckily for us, our selling agent
recommended Caren to help us find our Reno home. Her knowledge of the local
area and the time she took to ascertain exactly what we were looking for was
highly invaluable in finding the perfect home in a very limited time frame. And
her negotiating skills were extremely invaluable in successfully and smoothly
closing the deal.