There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.
That said, in my experience as a real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.
This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.
So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Monmouth, Ocean, or Middlesex Counties, please contact me.
President, Austin Kerry Corporation
Old Bridge, NJ
I would like to praise one of your employees, Karen Newsholme, whose professionalism is outstanding. She lead me through a very difficult selling process. Her hard work and dedication kept the deal together through the many times we thought it was falling apart. For example, when the other realtor allowed my house to be damaged in the inspection process, I was ready to end the deal and begin litigation to repair my house. Karen convinced me that she would handle everything, the deal would close and I would have no more headaches. She lived up to her word and more. She went above and beyond the expectations of any other realtor I have ever dealt with. In addition, I never felt any pressure along the way.
I will always keep Karen’s card on hand for the next time I need a quality realtor. She is one of your greatest assets.
President, Austin Kerry Corporation
Andrew & Pam Amendola, Manalapan, NJMy wife and I would like to express our gratitude for your patience. As first time home buyers it can be a little nerve racking making such a big purchase. You were not only professional and honest about the process but you took the time to make sure we got the right place at the right price. We couldn't believe how many things go in to looking for home and you were there every step of the way no matter what time we were available. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone we know in the future that is thinking about buying or selling a home. Thanks again!
Frank Baeli, Matawan
Karen was extremely helpful to me throughout the purchase of my condominium. As a first time home buyer, I must say I was a little nervous going into this process at such a young age but Karen made the overall experience very smooth. Karen had recommended some associates of hers that she had worked with in the past to help me in the buying process which were also very good. The overall experience start to finish was very smooth and I have already given Karen's name to one of my friends who is looking to purchase in the near future. I will definitely look to Karen in the future for either buying or selling. She is a very low-pressure agent which meant a lot to me. As a manager of a retail location I can appreciate a genuine individual on my selling floor and I take that same attitude towards any business deal. Karen was just that, genuine. Thanks again, Karen.
Kevin & Jennifer O'Keefe, Hazlet
We would like to thank you for all of your help in selling our Condo. It was not easy and we can't believe that it took 4 deals to finally get it done. Certainly, the climate from March 2007 to October 2007 had something to do with it and each deal had its issues as you know but it was certainly a pleasure to talk to you during those times and you were so diligent in showing it and easing some of our concerns regarding the various problems that came up. You never panicked and kept up our confidence during that period. You also understood where we were coming from at times where we did not want to agree to some of what the buyers were asking of us. We appreciate all of your hard work so much and we know there was hard work involved. We certainly would recommend you to anyone selling or buying a home and, in fact, already have. Thank you again.
Glenn & Jill, Marlboro"We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to Karen for the fantastic job she did in helping us buy the home of our dreams. She was extremely patient and responsive to our needs and concerns in purchasing our home. She always went the “extra mile” in assuring us that there was a home out there for us. Her professionalism, class and knowledge of the real estate market made this process easier. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone in the process of buying or selling a home." Brian Ench & Karen Campbell Ench, Freehold"Karen sold our house in just 8 weeks! Karen's keen sense of the latest trends in design & style, her unending knowledge in "Setting the Stage" for our house, allowed us to get the price we were happy with. Karen's contagious positive attitude and her never-ending enthusiasm made it a pleasure to work with her in selling our home. Karen's can do attitude makes her not only a remarkable real estate agent but also a remarkable person. It was our pleasure to have Karen assist us in selling our home. Karen knows her business, and has a wide range of contacts. Her professionalism and availability were greatly appreciated." Len & Janice Karwatt, MonroeKaren, We would like to take this time to thank you for the time and skills that you showed during our sale. The time it took to show the many homes that we visited is outstanding. We are very happy and pleased with our new condo. By all means we would recommend you to be the sales person of any of our friends who want to sale or by their home. Again thank you! Helene Caparelli, AberdeenKaren was unbelievably helpful in the selection of my first home. I had no idea what I was looking for, and had tons of questions. Karen was there for me every step of the way! She was patient, and flexible, never pushy. She listened to my needs, and found the perfect home for me. Anyone that gets to work with Karen will not be disappointed! Thanks for all your help Helene
My wife, son and I would like to thank you for the superb job that you did regarding our relocation to the area. The home that you found for us would not have been possible without the time and effort that you put into the search. Lighthouse bay in South Amboy is a wonderful development with all of the amenities that we asked for and should provide us with the perfect environment for our family. From the initial contact through our relocation advisor, to the actual home search and the negotiation process, I cannot say how well you prepared us for all of the parts of our families move and made this a wonderful move for us. Once again, thank you for everything. Working with you truly made our move the experience we could have only hoped for.
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals ASD Ophthalmics East Parsippany Regional Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Karen We would like to thank you so very much for all your hard work and professionalism in finding us a new home. You clearly did an outstanding job. Way beyond our expectations, by making yourself always available, we found, purchased and closed on our new home in such a timely fashion, we thank you for that. By doing so, we were then able to bring some stabilization back to our family which we will be forever grateful. We will pass on our wonderful experience to everyone we know, and please do not hesitate to use us as a future reference. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Jerry and Donna Carpenter ________________________________________________________________
Many of us are aware of what a stressful time it is when selling or buying a home, especially in today’s market. We were doing both and turned to realtor Karen Newsholme, with Critelli & Kilbride Realtors, for her advice and direction. From day one, Karen was professional, personable, knowledgeable and very caring. She listed our residence for sale and immediately began looking for a new property for us. She was forthcoming with valuable information as to what to do and what not to do, gave of her time for open houses , appointments, inspections as well as anything else we asked of her. She listened to our wants and needs and in doing so, found for us, a property to buy that not only fit our criteria but went beyond our expectations. With the same diligence, Karen sold our home in record time. We consider ourselves very lucky to have had such a fine realtor and would highly recommend her services to all prospective sellers or buyers.
Jack & Terri