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Karen started her career in sales for Xerox and AT&T. In 2002, she quickly found her calling in residential real estate. Unlike corporate sales, residential real estate allows Karen to interact with buyers and sellers that need empathy with their home decisions. Karen's favorite part of her job is helping her clients. She is consistently one of the Top Producing Agents for Keller Williams Realty in the Washington DC area. In 2007, with an increasing number of clients, she started the Karen Parker Team. She initially started with a Client Care Manager and has expanded to a 5 person sales team that services Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. Karen is a long time resident of the Northern Virginia area and has lived in the Arlington/Alexandria corridor for the majority of her life. When she's not working, Karen loves to travel. Some of her recent destinations included Egypt, England, Spain and the Dominican Republic. Karen resides in Reston, Virginia and enjoys taking her two fun-loving dogs, Dodger and Rezzie for long walks.

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I have now worked with Karen on 3 occasions and would definitely work with her again. She understands the Northern VA market better than anyone and is extremely help in going through the home buying and selling process with every little detail. – Ashonti Watters
Karen Parker is a very experienced agent, we are very happy that she spent more than one year finally find a Condo for us in Potomac Green. She is a very patient, understanding person. – Ashonti Watters
I have owned two homes in my life and Karen has sold both of them within a week. In 2008 I owned a townhouse which she sold in a week in a market that was flooded with foreclosures and homes priced well below market value. Most recently she sold my home in Arlington and found our dream home in a desired zip code and within our price point. Karen will give you a honest assessment as to what needs to be done to get your home ready for the market and works tirelessly for you. I recommend her to friends without hesitation. She is professional, well connected and a great negotiator. – Ashonti Watters
Karen Parker is simply the best realtor a family could hope to find, for both buying and selling a home in Arlington. Karen's thoughtfulness, patience, and eye for detail were a perfect match for our family's needs! As relatively new buyers/sellers, Karen provided us with tremendously helpful, generous advice both on how to find the home that was right for us (and how to bid successfully in a highly competitive market) and how to maximize the value of our current home for a timely sale at the right price. We are especially grateful for her cheerfulness and patience throughout a home search process that lasted over two years - and for the fact that she remained just as helpful, responsive and good natured two years into that process as she was during the first two weeks! We would recommend her without a moment's hesitation. – Ashonti Watters
We found Karen Parker on Yelp to help us with our relocation from Texas to Leesburg VA. We were extremely fortunate to have identified such a knowledgeable and dedicated realtor. She constantly provided us with sound and timely advice. We were reassured by Karen's candor, adaptability and even demeanor in responding to our evolving requirements. She was especially thorough and effective in resolving points of difference between buyer and seller. We are really pleased with Karen's ability to help us find our ideal new home. – Ashonti Watters
Karen was the most amazing realtor I could have ever hoped for! She was very patient (it took forever for us to find a place that satisfied all my needs and requirements) and always looked out for my best interest. She understood my needs better than I did sometimes and had a vision for potential that only years of experience on the job can give you. She also made the whole process very easy recommending great people for the inspection and the lending company (who were super responsive!). I really enjoyed my experience with Karen and highly recommend her! If I could give her 10 stars I would! – Ashonti Watters
Karen Parker is one of the best real estate professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with in the DC Metro Area. Once she knows your housing needs, she goes out her way to make you feel comfortable right from the start. As for my home purchase experience, I was looking for a nice newer town home in the Reston-Herndon area, which was furthest areas I wanted as far as commuting. After our first meeting, Karen continuously fed me a list of available homes and it only took a few homes visited to realize what was important to me and it wasn't long before Karen narrowed the possibilities. I was in a bit of a hurry to transition before the arrival of the cold weather and Karen helped me through the home purchase process very smoothly. Once the keys were handed over, she didn't stop there. I discovered some unseen minor discrepancies shortly after moving in. After contacting Karen, she immediately continued to provide me with outstanding support and resolve some things that I overlooked to my satisfaction. Even five months after the purchase, Karen continues to provide me guidance as needed but the important point here is Karen's responsiveness. I can't say enough good things about Karen Parker. If you are in the market for a real estate professional who can satisfy your needs, please don't hesitate to call Karen. – Ashonti Watters
Karen was an extremely helpful in finding the proper place for my family. She was patient with all of our requests and stuck with us as we changed our minds repeatedly. She had to manage a large group of people who wanted to be involved in the process and did it with so much grace. Thanks so much for helping us find the perfect condo. – Ashonti Watters
Moving from another state was made so easy, with Karen as our realtor. After we chose our new home, we did everything else with the help of Karen, from the application to closing. When it was time to pick out all my options, Karen not only drove us, but helped me make choices. Karen also was with us during our walk through and was certainly a great help again, she really has an eye for details. My husband and I would highly recommend Karen Parker. – Ashonti Watters
My parents were slowly deciding to move into the Ashburn, VA area from out of state. We contacted Karen on very short notice when we saw her information on a website for 55+ living. She was immediately willing to accommodate her availability to their travel schedule. It took them over 5 months to decide on their present home and during that time, Karen was nothing but patient, pleasant and so very helpful. The one thing I really appreciated about her which I can't stress enough is that she never tried to pressure them into deciding anything quickly, never tried to hard sell them when they weren't certain. She gave them as much information as she could and then left it up to them to see if it was the right option for them. We ended up visiting the same few places over and over again with no sign of impatience or negativity from Karen. She was with them during the entire process from signing the contract to home inspection to the actual closing. She represented their interests honestly from beginning to end including helping with the price negotiations based on her extensive knowledge of the real estate market in that area. And she continues to help them sort out any minor issues they might be having even after the closing when most realtors have already said goodbye! We can't recommend Karen highly enough to guide you through the stressful process of finding a new home! Thank you Karen for all your willingness and help! – Ashonti Watters
Karen was awesome! She was so patient with us during the search process and always gave it to us straight with regards to what we could realistically get with our budget and what our best option was. We ended up purchasing a new construction home and she was a lifesaver when it came to negotiations on price and was extremely helpful with our selection process. Most agents won't go above and beyond like she did! She told us what was worth it and what wasn't in terms of options upgrades and we couldn't be happier. She helped us sell our home as well and it was on and off the market within a week! She knew exactly what we needed to do to update it and how to price it to sell. If you need a real estate agent, Karen Parker is the best! – Ashonti Watters
I cannot say enough good things about Karen. She helped us through the entire process from the initial search, to preparing and selling our current home, to purchasing and moving into our new one. Not only was she an absolute professional through each step of the process, she was always very responsive and took the time to explain in detail the in's and out's of both our selling and buying transactions. This was our first time selling a home, and I am so very glad I had her expertise in this endeavor. I would be remiss if I didn't also mention that she was able to sell our house in January, for above our asking price. Her advice on staging and price led us to have 5 offers within the first 48 hours. In our purchase transaction, Karen demonstrated the utmost patience and resolve in working with what I will call a very difficult seller. She made sure that they kept to their side of the bargain and even went to bat for us even after settlement was complete. Not only would I strongly recommend Karen to my friends and family, I personally will never use anyone else. – Ashonti Watters
Karen Parker exceeded all expectations while helping me purchase a condominium in Loudoun County. From my initial contact with her through to the closing, her competence in handling all aspects of my real estate adventure was apparent. Not only did I admire her resourcefulness in presenting various options to me, but her patience, availability and promptness were important to me. I always felt as if I were her only client, and if I had a "head-scratching" question about a specific property, she immediately addressed it. Most of all, she turned the cumbersome task of purchasing a home into a fun, energizing, and successful project! – Ashonti Watters
Karen Parker was and extremely helpful in purchasing our first home. I did a lot of research about finding a great real estate agent since this was our first purchase. I came across an article about tips in finding a great agent and Karen literally had all the traits from the list! One tip was to get recommendations or feedback from friends. I learned about Karen on a recommendation from a trusted friend who used her to purchase a home. That friend learned about Karen from a friend. It turns out a majority of Karen's clients are referrals! Another tip was to see how "available" the agent is. This was extremely important to us as we were on a short timeframe to buy a house. Karen is a full time, 7 days a week agent. We texted, emailed, and called her and she was ALWAYS available! I would text her at 7am all the way up to midnight! The funny thing about this is that one Sunday we spent 6 hours with her, but NEVER felt like she wasn't paying attention to us! Obviously, she had other clients and was being just as responsive to them, but I never felt like her attention wasn't on us. In fact, she makes you feel like her top priority always! I think a lot of that comes with experience and knowing her profession. Karen has all the credentials - top producer, years of experience, knowledge of the area, etc., but what makes her stand out is her passion for her work. She loves what she does and you can tell! She also loves her clients and to me this is what made the experience so wonderful. We found and closed on our house in 20 days! I went through every emotion and Karen was there as an agent, a friend, and even a therapist!!! Even after buying our house, she continues to help us! She doesn't realize it, but she is part of our family now! If you are online trying to find a great real estate agent, you have found a gem and don't waste your time looking any further!!! Feel free to contact Karen and ask for my email address. I'm happy to answer any questions you have of Karen! – Ashonti Watters
I was really lucky to find Karen Parker for this transaction. I went into the deal not knowing her background, Karen made me feel comfortable right away with her professionalism and knowledge, Karen did outstanding at negotiating my contract almost four times, she had my best interest at heart. Karen made sure my requirements were met and my concerns covered. Karens response time was within minutes of my inquiry which was highly impressive. Even when I needed to ask the simplest questions, Karen was able to give me much more info than needed. She put me in touch with First Portfolio Lending who was able to provide a bigger and better loan package than USAA and other competitors. I would like to recommend this entire team to anyone who's looking to buy a home in the Northern Virginia area, especially First Time Homebuyers! Thank you, Karen Parker for going above and beyond for little me. I will be forever grateful for you helping me find my perfect new home. – Ashonti Watters
Karen is the ultimate professional and a very nice person. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing real estate services in her area. She was patient, kind, thoughtful and hardworking through our extended home search. She was masterful at all aspects of her profession. She was able to anticipate our needs and concerns and provide solutions. I am a recently retired real estate agent who has rather high expectations. Karen met every one. We didn't know Karen when we decided to move to Virginia. She made a favorable impression in response to my inquiry on a property. Step by step she earned our confidence and our trust. Her services and her friendship are very much appreciated. – Ashonti Watters
We decided to buy a new house last year and I picked Karen based on the reviews I read on Zillow :) I was pleasantly surprised when I got a detailed response to my very first email on the same day. After our initial phone call, where we discussed my requirements with her, I was convinced that I had chosen a great realtor! Karen is very responsive and knows the neighborhood really well. She always gave us pros and cons for every house without any bias. From the time we chose the house till it was built, she was there to help us at every step, from choosing the options to the final walk through. Being out of town home buyers, it was really important for us to have a realtor who was knowledgeable, experienced and flexible to match our time constraints. Karen truly exceeded our expectations!! She'll be our choice for all our future housing ventures :) – Ashonti Watters
Karen Parker was absolutely fantastic in helping us sell our house, the home she had assisted us in purchasing several years prior. Her experience in our area is vast, which helped us considerably in determining how to prepare it before placing it on market, an appropriate listing price, and in all negotiations. She was constantly available to answer questions, and worked incredibly hard to make sure we received the best offer possible for our home. – Ashonti Watters
My family began working with Karen after a strong recommendation from a colleague. Selecting a broker was somewhat stressful in and of itself, but Karen quickly put us at ease with her knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness, not to mention her personal warmth and humor. I know as first time home buyers, we were not the easiest people to work with as we changed neighborhoods, price ranges, and priorities several times. But Karen was EXTREMELY patient, never once made us feel pressured, and seemed to strike the right balance of providing some helpful things to consider, without ever being pushy or too directive. Karen's knowledge of local real estate markets, negotiating strategies, and how to make a successful bid in the hyper competitive real estate market of DC and Northern Virginia were invaluable. Her insight and relationships with other realtors, research of comparative houses in neighborhoods of interest, and her respectful, but strong negotiating skills helped us ultimately land the house in the neighborhood we had hoped for. She is a consummate professional and her responsiveness was exactly what we needed in this market. Karen even texted and called us when she was technically supposed to be on vacation - I felt compelled to tease/remind her that she was not supposed to be working, but she is a workhorse! I could go on, but she is an extremely dedicated broker and I believe you would be very hard pressed to find someone who will work harder for you or have a better understanding of your preferences and housing needs as she gets to know you. Very impressed and happy in our experiences with Karen Parker! – Ashonti Watters
This was my first experience buying a condo and Karen was great from beginning to end. She knows the area very well and showed me places that had gone on the market between me talking to her and meeting with her, because she had a feeling I would like them. I'm sure she is very busy, but I never felt rushed and always felt like I had her full attention. Not only would I recommend her, but I am excited to keep in touch with her going forward. – Ashonti Watters
I am very happy with the service Karen provided us in buying our first home.She was very patient and showed us all the houses we requested.She guided us through the whole process and was always available when we had any questions. She is very professional and courteous.She also told us all the pros and cons off all houses we saw and gave us up to date information of every house.After we signed on the house(closing) she was still helping us getting a few things fixed in our new house . We highly recommend her for house buying in northern Virginia area.Our experience with her has been very pleasant and successful – Ashonti Watters
Karen has been an amazing real estate professional for us. We are first-time home-buyers with a lot of questions and a lot of requests. Karen is incredibly knowledgeable and was patient with us throughout the process. She advocated for us on a continuous basis. Karen never once pressured us to buy any property. She allowed us to dictate the pace of the process that was comfortable for us, which was really important because we move slowly and make deliberative decisions. Karen is a masterful negotiator. We were able to buy a very competitive property based on Karen's guidance throughout the negotiation process. She is also incredibly responsive, having been in consistent communication, even on some weekend nights. Karen also has a wide professional network, which we relied on to meet our lending and inspection needs. Not only was buying our first home with Karen not stressful, we actually enjoyed it. Thank you, Karen. We could not recommend you more highly. – Ashonti Watters
Karen was our buyer's agent, and was excellent in all respects. We would not hesitate to recommend her. She was knowledgeable on the real estate values in the area and put us in touch with a number of contractors. – Ashonti Watters
Karen helped me find and purchase my first home. She was always responsive and very patient as I took my time to decide on my preferences and eventual purchase. – Ashonti Watters
Karen was awesome and was extremely helpful in giving feedback on properties we saw and what we should be aware of. Made our process a lot easier and brought things to our attention that we would have never thought of. Definitely recommend her to all our friends and family. Definitely using her again for future purchase and selling. – Ashonti Watters
We used Karen to purchase our condo five years ago and as soon as we started looking for our house we didn't want to work with anyone else. Karen was very responsive, knowledgeable, and extremely patient. We have been looking for a house for the past two years and every time we needed her she always found the time. Karen went above and beyond what we expected from a realtor. We would use her again without hesitation. – Ashonti Watters
Karen assisted me in looking for a new tenant for my rental property. She was very accommodating and pleasant to work with. In addition, she was responsive and kept me posted on potential tenants in a timely manner. She was also knowledgeable about the area and suggested a rent that was competitive that I would have gotten otherwise. – Ashonti Watters
Contacted Karen and explained I didn't have much local knowledge and she took her time to educate me on the area, to learn the type of property I was looking for even though I want sure to begin with and found me a house that fitted my needs. Even after closer she has made herself available to recommend local contractors and suppliers that she had used in the past. – Ashonti Watters
When looking for real estate in the Norther Virginia area you could not ask for a more down-to-earth, helpful, and courteous, Realtor than Karen Parker. Karen Parker will participate and guide you through every step of buying a house whether it is your first home purchase or last. Karen does this by staying in constant contact answering any questions you may have, big or small, to help you find the right home. Karen Parker went above and beyond to help us purchase our first home together and she took away mounds of stress that buying a home can bring on. My family did not pause in using Ms. Parker's services when it was time to search for our next home and, once again, Karen provided insight and patience as we whittled through our options and ended up building our dream home. I would not hesitate to recommend Karen Parker to anyone who is actively house hunting, for you will not be disappointed. – Ashonti Watters
Karen Parker has sold me two homes and sold one of my homes in the DC area. When I relocated to this area, she won a competition held by my company for the best realtor fit for me. She is professional, responsive, completely knowledgeable about the area (and all the small pockets of communities) and a joy to work with. I have never seen her ruffled or upset even when I was bouncing off the walls. She maintains a calm, steady presence under the most trying of circumstances. – Ashonti Watters
Karen has helped me/us through two different real estate transactions - a condo purchase back in 2009, and more recently a single family home purchase for me and my fiancee. She was always great about showwing us a variety of places and helping us figure out exactly what we were looking for. We would both recommend her to others and use her services again for our next real estate transaction... – Ashonti Watters
To put it simply, Karen is an exceptional real estate agent who has top class knowledge about the real estate business. Her communication and negotiation skills are also fantastic. I wouldn't go for any other agent in the future if I buy or sell any homes in this area. My wife and I were looking for a single family new construction home. Just by the initial description of our tastes and requirements, Karen took us to a few model homes that had our future home written all over them. While we may have gotten lucky to have a home matching our tastes and requirements, Karen demonstrated and slightly changed my opinion over the course of the eight month period (from sales contract to new home delivery) that a real estate agent is not so much our representative as much as one that protects our interests and investments. While our builder did a good job with the construction and the various design options offered to us, the entire process was not without its moments. Especially the days between the home inspection and the closing were, to say the least, filled with lot of turbulences. Karen demonstrated her knowledge and maturity during that period advising me and explaining to me what I have to watch out for and how to deal with those situations. With hindsight, I think Karen was impeccable with her advices and recommendations. After describing that Karen superbly helped my wife and I navigate through a turbulent time, it might appear repetitive and a bit shallow to say Karen was there at every moment we made any kind of house related decisions. She spent several hours with my wife and I while we decided on our carpets, faucets, flooring, and the list goes on. She didn't have to, but she did. Overall, I would strongly recommend Karen for all your residential real estate needs. Karen is simply brilliant. – Ashonti Watters
Karen was our real estate agent as well as my sisters. We highly recommend her. As first time buyers, she was so helpful through the process and explained everything. She is very responsive and knowledgeable. We give her our highest recommendation! – Ashonti Watters
We would absolutely recommend Karen as a buying and selling agent based on her knowledge of the market, responsiveness, help navigating the process, and expert advice. In buying a new home, Karen was particularly valuable during the home inspection process. She has an eagle eye for detail and found several issues, which she then successfully pushed the seller to fix. When we put our own home on the market, Karen helped get us a great price. We also turned over the buyer's home inspection list to her, and she handled all the fixes using a trusted list of contractors that did the work for a reasonable price. Throughout both the buying and selling process, Karen was invaluable helping us navigate reams of paperwork, keeping us on track, and helping us think through important decisions. – Ashonti Watters
We loved working with Karen and her team. They took care of everything and helped us navigate the crazy real estate market. She definitely knows the area and contacts for any work you may need on your new place. Thanks Karen for making our move from NJ so painless!! – Ashonti Watters
I highly recommend Karen Parker to anyone looking for a fun, energetic, responsible and knowledgable realtor agent. When I first started my house searching experience, Karen was able to narrow down the search quite a bit based on our initial conversation. She then took me to multiple model homes that really fit my taste and style. I fell in love with one of them and the rest was history. The entire experience thus far has been very pleasent. Karen is fun to deal with and very outgoing. She basically took care of everything, the research, the planning, the tours, and was right by my side as I was going through the initial contract/options/loan process, answering any questions I have and provided guidance and feedback throughout. She is always available by email or phone and treated me as if I'm the only client. You can't go wrong with Karen! Highly recommended!! – Ashonti Watters
Karen is Awesome!! Outstanding!! She went way beyond the call of duty to get my wife and I our first house. She made the entire process easy, and as seamless as possible. She is Very patient and works hard to get all angles to find the perfect place for you! I was very stressed out from the very beginning, however, I put a lot of trust in Karen, but she was there to help all the way to the very end. She's still helps us out after the transaction has completed! I would highly recommend Karen for any home buying experience. – Ashonti Watters
I met Karen when she helped me to find a rental in the DC metro area as I relocated from the Midwest. We connected quickly and I left here after a day and a half with a plan and a few days later, a place to live. When I decided to buy something, we strategized first and then she assisted me through the process. We lost the first place due to a non-responsive sellers' agent and the second offer I made took, even with multiple offers on the unit. There were some hiccups in the process and she kept me from going crazy! I have already recommended her to a couple of people. – Ashonti Watters
Karen was great and made my buying process easy! She was very knowledgeable of the area I was looking in and was very quick to act. I am very thankful I got exactly what I was looking for and Karen made that happen. I would highly recommend her services. She was great! – Ashonti Watters
As a first time home buyer it was great to have guidance from Karen it really made the processes a lot less intimidating. I really appreciated how Karen never pressured us throughout the process. I always felt we could take our time and make our own decisions. Throughout the process we asked Karen many questions and she was always fast to respond via phone and email. Once our offer was accepted Karen already had a checklist of items that we needed to complete and it was a tremendous help in ensuring a smooth closing. Overall we couldn't have asked for a better realtor and we will definitely recommend Karen to family and friends. – Ashonti Watters
Karen made the entire process of buying my first home as seamless as I ever imagined it being. As a first time buyer I was in the dark on a lot of the processes, but Karen was able to help me every step of the way, answered all the questions I had, and had the patience when I kept asking questions because it still wasn't clicking. I would recommend her 100% not only because of her knowledge, but also how she easy detailed out everything I needed to do from a deadline perspective so I wasn't dragging my feet in any part of the process. I appreciate everything Karen was able to do for me, and will be coming back again when I buy my next house! Whenever that may be...:) – Ashonti Watters
Karen is a true professional. My husband and I used her as our broker when we decided to list our townhouse in Arlington, VA in September 2012. The house had been used as a rental property and was in need of updates. We live in North Carolina and have small children and job obligations. Karen arranged all of the contractors, delivery of new appliances, and staged the house. The house sold within a week. Karen made a very stressful process go as smoothly as possible. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a broker. She works extremely hard for her clients. – Ashonti Watters
I would highly recommend Karen Parker to anyone looking to purchase/sell a home. I was referred to Karen through a collegue and was very pleased by her professionalism, expertise, responsiveness and consultative approach. As a first time home buyer, Karen made sure that I always made educated decisions and stayed focsued on what was best for my budget, goals and needs. Aside from selling the home, she went above and beyond by being a resource for everything involving a home (painters, movers, furniture, decoration recommendations, tips on home maintenance, etc). In summary, Karen Parker is partner who is committed to finding the right home for you. I never felt like she was pressuring me or "selling" me on a home. She made sure I knew what to look for, what questions to ask and the pros/cons of every location. I will definitely refer Karen to all my friends and collegues, and will work with her again in the future. – Ashonti Watters
We highly recommend Karen! She was amazing in every way possible! She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of house hunting! She listens attentively to what your needs are and puts forth an honest effort to get you what your looking for. She never made us feel pressured about anything. She was very patient throughout the whole process. We are very grateful for Karen's expertise and will recommend her to future home buyers. She also recommended our loan officer and it was a seamless process! Karen is truly all about her clients and you definitely feel that way during the entire home buying process. We are extremely ecstatic with the end result and are enjoying our new home. – Ashonti Watters
Karen did an outstanding job as our realtor for the purchase of our home in Clifton. She is extremely knowledgeable and responsive, and all of her recommendations have proven to be excellent (mortgage company, contractors, inspection services, etc.). When our settlement was delayed due to some water damage from a storm, Karen ensured the repair work was done to our satisfaction and she helped to negotiate a fair credit for our costs associated with the delay. We would highly recommend her! – Ashonti Watters
We highly recommend contacting Karen. Karen worked with us patiently as first time home buyers and showed us a variety of homes and neighborhoods in the area. Her experience and knowledge of Northern Virginia neighborhoods helped us form our decision on what was important to us and where to focus our attention. She was very responsive during the whole process and had great attention to detail. She is straightforward and relaxed, yet very professional. We did not feel pressured. In the end, we were able to purchase the type of home we originally targeted in a neighborhood that meets our needs. We feel that we would not have been able to do this had Karen not been our agent. The other professionals she recommended to work with during the process were also excellent. – Ashonti Watters
Our friends had a great experience with Karen, so we felt confident in using her as our realtor. Initially, we thought we might try and buy a house before our wedding but we ended up not doing so until afterwards -- Karen was extremely nice about the huge amount of time we took getting our act together. Once we were really ready to go looking at homes - she was available for us right away. The first day she took us to homes that we had chosen to see (nothing that we ended up liking). After that, she picked listings for us based on what we had liked or disliked about the first day's listings. She was also able to from a broader range of listings because she knew which houses had too high listings prices. We found the home we ended up buying on that second day -- though we went back twice just to make certain! Karen did a great job with the offer process. The price we agreed upon ended up being almost exactly what she had thought the home was worth. Karen also put us in touch with great loan officers. The whole process of buying the home went very smoothly and Karen was great about answering all of our questions (and there were a lot of questions!). Karen is a great realtor and I plan on recommending her to anyone I know in the market to buy or sell a home. She is really great at explaining everything you need to know. She is also obviously interested more in getting her clients the best homes for them -- it's not all about a commission. She was certain to point out work that might need to be done in a home - or damage that she noticed and a couple of times she told us that she wouldn't buy a certain home. It made us feel confident that we were getting good advice and a good home. – Ashonti Watters
Karen was absoutely amazing in every way. We felt we were in very good hands. She is informed, patient, answers all questions competantly, and follows up with her promises. I could...n't recommend her any more highly! – Ashonti Watters
Karen was a gem to work with. She is full of wonderful knowledge and a veteran. She helped me find my first condo in Fairfax while holding my hand throughout the home buying process. Without her experience and knowledge I would have been completely lost. She was delightful to work with and a true professional! – Ashonti Watters
As first-time home buyers, my fiancé and I were somewhat concerned with finding a good real-estate agent to truly represent us in our search. Karen was recommended from a good friend of mine and was a pleasure to work with! She kept our expectations in-check and gave us very helpful advice to find a great home within our budget. Her response was almost immediate and worked with us to put an offer down virtually. She never once pressured us to buy something that we didn't want or couldn't afford and we always felt like she was looking after our best interest. Karen was very aware of the market fluctuations and provided advice from every aspect of the home-buying process. She was very realistic in her explanations and answers to any of our questions and even gave us personal opinions for our particular situation. She really shined during the contract negotiation and helped us to avoid potential pitfalls with the home and helped us maintain our bottom line. A fantastic agent that I would personally recommend to anyone I know. With her help we found our home and are very pleased with the situation!! – Ashonti Watters
Karen was great to work with, especially with me being a first time buyer. She was very knowledgeable, patient with my many questions, and provided me with a lot of options within my desired criteria. Walkthroughs of potential properties with her were always informative and worthwhile. Throughout the process, Karen was attentive to the qualities I was looking for in a property, and helped further refine the list of properties we looked at to fit my needs. When it came time to buy, Karen was an invaluable resource. She suggested and helped push for things that I never would've thought of, but am now very happy I asked for. I approached the idea of buying a home very cautiously, but in the end, Karen made the whole process smooth and pain-free. Next time I'm in the market, she'll be the first person I call. – Ashonti Watters
She was very helpful in finding the right type of home for us. Very knowledgeable in what sort of things to look for such as flaws etc. Very helpful in negotiating. We strongly recommend Karen Parker and we will definitely use her again. – Ashonti Watters
Karen was friendly and always had time for me, working around my odd work hours. She had a good grasp on the area and presented me with options suited towards what I was looking for based on input I gave her. As a first time buyer she was a great help in making sure I was informed throughout the process and answering any question I could throw her way. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the area. – Ashonti Watters
Karen Parker is an excellent realtor who has an eye for good properties and therefore helps me to purchase properties over the years which make for good investments. I never have any regrets over any of my properties purchased with her help and expertise in local real estate. she is also very candid and honest and points out things which I am not knowledgeable in the real estate market. she is highly responsive, is a good negotiator and is very impressive with the entire process from start to finish. Over the years, I have worked with real estate agents and they don't even come close to Karen Parker. I would highly recommend her to my friends and neighbors who are looking for homes to buy, sell or rent. – Ashonti Watters
Karen Parker has been very helpful throughout the whole process. This was my first time buying a home, and I was very impressed with her knowledge and attention to detail. Karen was very responsive to questions and issues, even after completion of the sale. I have also been busy working part time and attending grad school, and on more than one occasion I received polite reminders that I needed to get stuff done such as call the property management office to ask if they had any big upcoming projects, or call the utilities to make sure there was a smooth transition. Karen has a very good knowledge of Northern VA, and we looked at places all over Centreville, Chantilly, Herndon and Reston so that I could get a good picture of what my options were before I decided on a nice, well maintained townhouse that is a great fit for my situation. As we were visiting the houses, Karen pointed out a number of things about the houses that I would not have known beforehand, and explained a lot to me about the home buying process. Overall, it's been an awesome experience and I will highly recommend Karen. – Ashonti Watters
For me, Karen Parker was the realtor who made all the difference! As a first time home buyer, I was a little uneasy about the whole home buying process, but with Karen's expertise and friendly personality I felt confident in my decisions. Karen took the time to listen to me and what I was looking for. As a result, I found the home I was looking for on our very first outing. She guided me through every step of the process, explianing what to expect all the way through my closing. She was always available to answer my questions and kept me informed on a regular basis. I trust Karen and have every confidence that she will continue to provide the personal service and expertise that will make all the difference for you. – Ashonti Watters
"Working with Karen Parker was great. She knows the market and was enormously helpful. She helped me know what I was looking for and was very thoughtful about finding appropriate options. She is professional, patient and willing to go out of her way to help. I would use her again and strongly recommend her to others." – Ashonti Watters
Karen was invaluable to us during a very short and hectic house search. We were new to the area and though we changed our mind several times on what we wanted, she was unfailingly patient and went out of her way to make sure we were always comfortable with our decision. Karen's experience as an appraiser was a big asset to our search and we appreciated her honesty and thoroughness (and sense of humor!). Highly recommend her. – Ashonti Watters
Karen, was very helpful in helping my wife and I purchase an new home. She was very knowledgeable and helped us greatly through a few hick-ups with the selling agent as well as some other unforeseen last minute problems. Karen's friendly demeanor, patience, knowledge and above all professionalism are the main reasons we would recommend her for anyone looking to purchase a home. – Ashonti Watters
Immediately my husband and I connected with Karen. She is very personable, and most importantly, she knew exactly what we were looking for in a house and neighborhood. Karen was punctual, professional, and always had answers to our questions. Being first time home buyers we were terrified, however she made us feel at ease, and kept us informed throughout the entire process of our home search/purchase. Karen listened to our wants and needs, and she made the most of our home buying experience, even though we had a small budget. Karen has kept in touch with us after our home purchase to make sure everything is going well. Although Karen started out as our real estate agent, we feel she is now our freind! – Ashonti Watters
I am so likely to recommend Karen that I don't even know where to begin telling my experience. I was purchasing my very first home and really needed someone like Karen to guide me and give me helpful advice without telling me what to do. Karen had done such a great job listening to what I was saying and paid such great attention to my home choices when I was looking that she was the one who recommended the home that I bought. She is knowledgeable about everything, does everything on time, follows-up and goes above and beyond her real estate duties I'm sure. Though I know I'm not, Karen made me feel as though I was her ONLY client. She is the absolute best and I will most certainly recommend her to my friends. If you are buying a house for the first time or if you are buying a 2nd home, Karen is the agent to call. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you won't believe the service that you get from her. This was my first home, but I can't imagine not having Karen as my agent. – Ashonti Watters
Karen was amazing to work with! I'm a first-time home buyer and had limited knowledge about the area, process, and home-buying experience, but she managed to make me feel completely comfortable answering all my questions and explaining all the jargon! She listened to my needs AND wants and always pointed me in the right direction! She knows the area well and was helpful in pointing out the characteristics to look for in specific neighborhoods. She was also very flexible, always working with my schedule! I feel like I've found my go-to real estate agent! – Ashonti Watters
Very professional and pays great attention to details. She was a great negotiator and made my home purchase happen with the market was difficult and the home did not appraise. Always available and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. – Ashonti Watters
Karen is very knowledgeable and detail oriented. She was there to help me every step of the way. I would definitely recommend her to anyone! – Ashonti Watters
Karen did a wonderful job of guiding us through the home selling process. She staged the house at no additional cost and expertly showed us how to make our home more valuable. She was readily accessible and quickly took care of all situations that came up during the entire process. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home. – Ashonti Watters
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Karen's experience and certificatons

Accredited Buyer Representative
With over 40,000 members, REBAC is the largest association of real estate professionals focusing on all aspects of buyer representation.
Accredited Staging Professional
Accredited Staging Professional
Accredited Staging Professional
Accredited Staging Professional
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Certified Residential Specialist
The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. It recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. CRS® Designees are experienced REALTORS® who complete advanced training in listing and selling, and meet rigorous production requirements.
e-PRO Internet Professional
e-PRO Internet Professional is a certify real estate agent or broker who is recognized by the National Association of Realtors® for completing a comprehensive and educational certification program designed specifically for the Internet.
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
The GRI symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. REALTORS® with the GRI designation are highly trained in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients.
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
Identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®
SRES®, Seniors Real Estate Specialist
The SRES® specialist is trained to ethically serve the real estate needs of clients age 50+.