Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
In March of 2013 my wife and I made the decision to put our house on the market for sale. Karen had been recommended to us by our daughter, who had previously used Karen as her agent on the sale of their home. We found Karen to be very honest and informative as to the steps needed to be accomplished in order to make for a successful sale. She was responsive to our many questions, on target as to providing a realistic picture of current market conditions and what we should be asking for as the selling price of our home. She was prompt in getting the home advertised for sale and utilizing a wonderful series of pictures that presented the home in an attractive manner to potential customers. Karen provide immediate follow-up to us after each potential customer review of the house. She provided sound advice when questions arose during final negations. Through her efforts we were successful in selling our home at a price we felt more than fair within ten days of putting the home on the market.
Edward GerberSold a home in Manchester, CT
Karen had come to me after being recommended by my sister who had sold her house previously. Karen was very honest with me regarding the market as it relates to my home, she made knowledgeable recommendation as to those changes or fixes that should be made versus what could be made. She made solid recommendations based on time and location as to when to make changes to the pricing as time went by. It is my belief that the changes I made based on her recommendations had a significant impact on selling my home. Whenever I called her or needed her advise, if she was not readily available, I never had to wait long for a return call. A very responsive individual. Although many people did not recommend I do an Open House, I wanted one and she willingly obliged. To my delight she secured a buyer at the open house. I especially liked the fact that she was the agent showing the house on the day of the event since she was the one most knowledgeable about my home. She was very helpful when unforeseen circumstances occurred when the closing of the house due to a situation on the buyers side. She was patient yet gently demanding without being overbearing. I would recommend Karen and her agency to anyone needing buying or selling a home. Karen was a delight to work with and felt truly blessed to have had her as my agent
Mary FaloticoSold a home in Manchester, CT.
In late fall I decided to relocate and needed to sell my condo (my first time selling a home). I was referred to Karen by a colleague and she was great. She met with me in mid-winter to discuss a plan, during that time Karen calmly and thoroughly shared her opinion and expert advice. Needless to say I was overwhelmed at the thought of selling and moving, let alone during a poor real estate market. Karen quickly answered every question thoroughly and she completely eased my fears. A month or two later, as planned Karen took great pictures of my home and we discussed my selling price. Despite the poor economy she had some great advice on pricing. I did not feel like she "low-balled" my list price but kept it competitive with other homes in the area. The next day (Wed) Karen officially put my home on the market and I crossed my fingers. By that Friday (within 48 hours) I had an offer ! Seriously, I had a real - solid offer that was exactly my asking price. Fast forward two months, I was able to move out of state without the worry of selling a home. Karen truly was a blessing and I am forever grateful
Carrie GrahamSold a Condo in Coventry, CT
Karen is a great person to deal with. She has extensive market knowledge and is extremely responsive and professional. I would highly recommend Karen as a Real Estate expert.
Sold a home in Manchester, CT
Recently my wife and I had the task of selling a house in Coventry Ct. and finding a larger home in the same general area. We tried several local real estate agents but nothing seemed to click for us.Then we met Jill Carr of Sentry Realty. Her calm and patient approach coupled with a total commitment to our well being made the sale of our house go as smooth as possible while also making it possible to simultaneously find and purchase our "dream home". She professionally assisted with every detail (home inspections, house repair work, moving, and the closing). We could not have been more happy with her help and support. We highly recommend Sentry Realty and especially Jill Carr for your real estate needs.
Jeff and Jackie LancasterSold a home in Coventry, CT and bought a home in Bolton, CT.
We were very pleased with Jill Carr's service as our Realtor. She is very friendly, yet always professional. Jill took excellent pictures of the house that we had for sale and wrote about many updates and positive features, which I believe helped sale the house in a very timely manner. Jill was always available to answer any questions that we may have had and was always quick to respond to messages. I would not hesitate to request Jill's service in the future and would highly recommend her!
Joanne & Phil CoachSold a home in E. Hartford, CT.
I am a divorced mother with two small children. I started to look for a home and had specific requirements in mind. The house had to be in Ellington, within a specific budget, and had to be move in ready. Not only that, I needed to buy prior to signing a new lease in my apartment. This left a very short timeframe to find the perfect home for myself and my children. A family friend recommended Art to help me in my quest. Art jumped right in and started the process of looking for a home. He took the time to get to know my family, understand our needs, and and found the perfect home for us. Buying a home can be a stressful event. I counted on Art for his input, honest feedback and guidance through the entire process. If you are looking to buy the perfect home I high recommend Art for the job! He is a pleasure to work and his knowledge and honest input will ensure you end up in the perfect home for you!
Christine P. Bought a home in Ellington, CT.
If any of you are looking for a "top notch" real estate agent, look no further than KAREN SMITH. As a first time seller, she helped me through every phase. She explained in detail every step I was undertaking and saw it through. I am more than pleased with her excellent service. I am one satisfied client!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S. Plus she found me a rental!!!!!!
When we were looking to move into a bigger home for our expanding family Art was an amazing help. This was our second time buying a home and we really felt as though we were rushed the first time and wound up purchasing a home that did not work for us at all. Art understood that we were skeptical of the home buying process after what we went through the first time and took the time to not only show us many options, but also to talk us through everything thoroughly. When a problem arose with out of date paperwork on the property that we were trying to purchase he kept us up to date daily with what was happening and made sure we did not end up paying for anything that was not our responsibility. In the end, we wound up with a better home than we ever thought we could for our budget and it was one of the best decisions we have ever made.
J and S Smith
In October 2015, we hired Jill Carr to help us sell my fathers home. The home had been on the market for over a year and we felt we needed a new realtor that would work hard to help us sell. Jill took immediate control of the situation. She gave us feedback on how to get the house ready to show . Jill expended a great effort to assure the best possible open house showing. Jill provide immediate feedback through all negotiations and communicated to our legal team to make the closing as stress free as possible. With Jill's help we closed on the house at the end of December. i would highly recommend Jill Carr as a partner to help you sell your home.