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Karen Berkness
REALTOR®, Associate Broker
(804) 513-0995
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Karen Berkness
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4.9 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
24 user reviews.
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Working with Karen Berkness was a dream. All of the components you hope for in a realtor were there but it's that extra level of personalized attention and customer service that really gave us the best real estate experience we've had. In truth she made us feel every day like we were her only clients and even beyond that she watched out for our needs more closely than we did. She ensured at every turn that our best interests were being met she expertly navigated every challenge along the way on our behalf and she managed each stage of our journey with an admirable and appreciated combination of grit and grace. She is not only a gem of a realtor she is a gem of an individual and we couldn't be happier or more appreciative of our experience with her and with Joyner.

Elizabeth Beverly
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Karen Berkness of Joyner Fine Properties sold my property in 3 weeks. She was with me all the way as I down sized to a property half the size of the one I was leaving! She helped me sell donate and give possessions no longer needed and encouraged me Aways. She promised me "you will get through this ". And although it was a whirlwind I did. I highly recommend Karen.

Rita Brighton | Home Seller
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Karen Berkness - PERFECT agent! PERFECT Realtor. Professional Prompt and Experts in their field.

Tyler and Cecelia Freeland
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We have worked with Karen three different times and each experience has been excellent. Karen is very responsive and honest. She has made the house selling and buying experience a breeze!

Pat and Jennifer Ely | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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Karen is amazing. Not only did she create the opportunity to see this home first but she deftly handled the negotiation allowing us to get the house w/o any competition. The sellers were difficult but Karen smoothed the road. And now that we are in our new home she can be counted on for referrals and maintenance reminders. I cannot recommend her more highly. Karen Berkness is a star.

Lynne Munson | Home Buyer
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Karen was tireless in her search of what we were looking for. I made a friend for life.

Nancy M Robbins | Home Buyer
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Very smooth experience from beginning to end!

Amy Scherer
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Karen made the process so easy for us. She planned a great schedule from the beginning and kept us up to date on feedback from every showing. She really did pay attention to the details and made the sales process as easy as possible for us.

Nancy Christman | Home Seller
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We had an excellent experience with Karen Berkness. She was calm competent and knowledgeable. 5 stars!

Mary and Thomas Olinger
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Karen was amazing! She found us great properties to look at and helped us find the perfect home for our family. She has been supportive and helpful through every step of the process.

Jonathan and Jen Urick | Home Buyer
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Our recent experience with Joyner was excellent. Our agent Karen Berkness was easy to work with and extremely competent thorough and professional. She was patient as we worked through the process of locating just the right place to purchase and then when we did she helped us to sell our house very quickly. I highly recommend her service.

Joe & Mary Kent | Home Seller
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We could write a novel in place of a testimonial on what an amazing realtor Karen is. She sold us our home 9 years ago was patient kind and knowledgeable about all areas in Richmond. We shopped for a home for about a year and gained all the information necessary to make a good decision through her. Since that time she has taken care of our staff members moving into the area and friends we have referred. She is now helping with relocating my mom. If you are looking for the best realtor in Richmond look no further. Thank you Karen for all you have done and continue to do. You are truly a class act!

Ron & Jeanine Kody | Home Buyer
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We had a great experience selling our family home. Karen Berkness was AMAZING! She was patient and thoughtful throughout! Thanks Karen!

Jim and Lisa Jinkins | Home Seller
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Karen Berkness handled the sale of my father's house expertly with such care and customer service I could not be more pleased. As a senior citizen he had some trouble understanding all the details of what needed to be done and Karen attended to every detail and made sure all tasks were accomplished timely and at minimum fuss and cost. She also created a beautiful brochure of the property as soon as it came on the market we had immediate interest. It sold in the first week and we were extremely pleased with the price and sale contract. I highly recommend Karen to anyone who is considering selling their home.

Sandi Pitini | Home Seller
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5 Star experience. Karen was amazing and working with her was more like working with a friend than an agent. She knows her stuff and was not afraid to steer us away from something that did not meet our objectives - until we found something special that we were not looking for. This was an emotional journey for us and Karen understood that. Her responsiveness at all hours was remarkable. We found a rare home that was meant just for us and Karen was critical to getting the deal done when even we were ready to walk away. Nothing but great memories working with Joyner and the only company we will recommend to others.

Sal and Lucy Musarra | Home Buyer
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Karen Berkness is the best. We have had the pleasure of working with her once to buy a home and then four years later to sell the same home. Having relocated many times we have worked with many realtors. Karen is number one! She is professional hard working extremely helpful has a wonderful sense of humor and cheerfully attacks each challenge as it arises. We highly recommend her.

Dale and Ken Krause | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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Karen was an outstanding realtor. She marketed our home extremely well and it sold during the holidays - which is normally a very weak time in home sales. We have often heard it said you do not need a realtor to sell your home; however you do need one to close it. In our case Karen was fabulous at both. We would highly recommend her to anyone needing a realtor in the Richmond area. Craig and Debbie

Craig & Debbie Lilley | Home Seller
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I was introduced to Karen thru a mutual friend. I could not have asked for anyone more knowledgeable patient and caring about me and my needs. Karen always had the right answer for everything. If there was anything that needed to be done Karen was right on the money as far as how to get it done and who to contact. This was an experience that I could not have gone thru without her. I also feel as though I have gained a new friend! I would definitely recommend Karen to anyone looking to buy or sell. I definitely give Karen 5 stars!! She is excellent and such an asset to your company.

Laura W. Morrison
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Really great working with Karen. She was very patient with us since we were all over the place. We closed in 30 days and she made it happen!

Kate and Daniel Atwood
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Karen Berkness was amazing to work with. She "got" the targeted buyer of our listing dove right in with great marketing ideas and had two offers within three days (this after the home had sat on the market for almost a year). We would highly recommend her and cannot sing her praises enough. She was professional responsive and compassionate at all times.

Peter & Carol Giuffrida | Home Seller
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Karen is such a hard worker! She is at all times professional in her manner knowledgeable and determined to get the job done. We could always count on her to follow up with other agents when necessary and respond to our questions promptly. Besides being good at what she does we love her positive attitude and wonderful sense of humor!

Gaines & Lynn Tavenner
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I do not make a habit of filling out surveys—but my experience with Karen Berkness was excellent. She is an intelligent caring and informed real estate agent who takes her job very seriously. She is a very dedicated agent.

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I have never worked with anyone as professional caring and efficient as Karen. She very carefully listened to what I was looking for and never at any time did she endeavor to steer me into anything but exactly what was important to me. Her patience was never ending and she worked very hard to get me what would be good for me not for her. In addition she accomplished all of this in a manner that made it seem as though it was simply a matter of getting in the car and it would just magically happen. She was totally prepared whenever we had an appointment and time after time she would simply go over and beyond what anyone would expect. And then go overboard once again to make sure that you had all the information possible at your fingertips and if she could think of anything that could be an issue she would advise you. I have simply never worked with anyone that cared as much as Karen did that you would be happy in your quest for a home or an investment. I really have no words for how much respect that I have for her and cannot express how very grateful I am for all the time she spent making sure that I was not only very happy but that I was also safe in the transactions. I owe her more than I could every return to her. Susanne Singer Danville Va. (moving to Richmond)

Susanne Singer | Home Buyer
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I could not imagine a better realtor for first-time homebuyers than Karen Berkness. Her calm and sunny disposition made a stressful process infinitely easier. She also had unflagging patience for our many questions and a sixth sense for when we didn't know what to ask. She was a wonderful adviser and we are pleased to count her as a friend.

Brian Schmalzbach | Home Buyer

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