Client Recommendations

“Karin Andrews is unlike any realtor we’ve ever worked with before. What started out as a professional relationship quickly became a warm friendship. A kind and thoughtful woman, she is a person of remarkable talents who enthralled us with her working knowledge of Ben Lomond and all of Essex County. She is, in the words of the Old South, a truly Great Lady.”
Craig and Zorine Shirley
Ben Lomond
Essex County, Virginia
Purchasers of Ben Lomond circa 1730

It is with pleasure I share with you my thoughts and experiences with Karin Andrews, an extraordinary person with many talents. I first hired Karin as an artist for a project in our home in 2000. Thru the years we have collaborated on everything from floral arrangements, to magazine articles, Garden Club events, digital pictorials, and kids playing by the pool. AND of course she has been our realtor as she began in that profession and beyond. Her knowledge of our property was amazing including its history. Her capability to put the property in pictures with music and beautifully written descriptions is incredible! I have seen many variations of others similar works but none that captures the soul like hers. We, and our families, have become long-lasting friends.

Karen Malo
Friend and Real Estate client (Sellers) – Carousel which sold on 1/31/2017

Testimonial for: Karin Andrews ‎3‎/‎28‎/‎2018 ‎6‎:‎01‎0‎ ‎PM EDT By Karen Malo


We selected Karin Andrews to be our realtor for a historical family home after a significantly long search for the “right person”. She brought to the endeavor spectacular photography, hard to beat print materials, efficiency, and thoughtful vetting of potential showings. Her network skills are immense and her utilization of marketing skills are prolific. She is passionate about her work, she is highly professional, and quickly sizes up issues of significance. We cannot say enough good things about Karin. She has become a good friend of our family. Definitely 5 stars!!!
Celia Burton

Testimonial for: Karin Andrews 3‎/‎1‎/‎2018 ‎2‎:‎27‎0‎ ‎PM EDT. By Celia Burton


Karin, I offered to do a testimonial/recommendation for your website (or any other use you like), happy to do so and here goes: In 2016 my wife and I decided to place our historic Tidewater Virginia home on the market. After interviewing multiple other realtors, we chose Karin Andrews as the best choice for our particular situation: the challenge of marketing a unique home, our desire for broader marketing beyond our region and state, and the ability through words, images, design, and inspiration, to communicate a special message. Karin spent time to develop a targeted marketing campaign, wrote lyrical and effective copy, took and arranged glorious photographs, arranged a flawless drone-video shoot, and created lovely products – all reflecting the special history and beauty of our place. Her management of the visits and showings with prospective buyers was top-notch, as was her use of online media and social networks to spread the word. We were very happy with our choice of Karin Andrews and recommend her highly to others looking for the best.
Lewis Shepherd
Deloitte Consulting

Testimonial for: Karin Andrews ‎3‎/‎20‎/‎2017 ‎ By Lewis Shepherd

(Seller Client – Mahockney circa 1673 Essex County, Virginia


Karin is the best realtor that I have ever utilized. Her professionalism and knowledge of her niche market helped us navigate through the difficult sale of a unique property. I feel that she represented us in an aggressive and thorough manner. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking a a skillful and hardworking professional in real estate.

Barry Hofman
Hofco Environmental

(Seller – King and Queen County and Caroline County)


Dear Karin,

We want to thank you so much for being part of making our dream come true of owning waterfront property in beautiful Mathews County, Virginia! Your responsiveness and attentiveness to our needs during our property search was second to none – we really appreciate your kindness and professionalism!
Mari and Scott Gibbs

(Purchasers of Belmond Farm)

Belmont Farm – Blackwater Creek
Mathews, Virginia


“We searched the state of Virginia for two years using many brokers and the internet, looking for our perfect retirement home. We saw many homes in that period, but none met enough of our criterion. We met Karin from one of our internet finds and though the home we saw did not fit us perfectly she asked the right questions about why that was, and asked if she might be able to call us should she come across property more in keeping with our needs; character, tall ceilings, property and water. Little did we know that “should she come across” meant she would scour the state for us for many months, showing us many promising properties and finally finding exactly what we had been looking for to make Virginia our home state. We were very fortunate to find someone as diligent as Karin, never once taking us to a property she had not previewed before, and helping us with her personal resources as well as doing substantial investigations to find other local ones to help us through the critical vetting period so essential in a property of this kind. We highly recommend Karin for anyone looking for a unique Virginia property.”

Lynn and Rob Koggan

(Purchasers of  DeForest – Marshall, Va.


I have known Karin Andrews for decades through a church we belonged to in Richmond. Years ago she moved back to Tappahannock and started a new life for herself there. Fairly recently, I had clients who had a waterfront property in the Northern Neck that they needed to sell and asked for my help. I knew I could count on Karin to take care of them. The sale was complicated (a home in need of attention) and the owner actually died between the time Karin got a contract and closing. She faithfully stuck with my people and got the job done and done well.
When dealing with older people, you need someone that is good and that you can trust. I give an unreserved opinion endorsing Karin and her services.

G. F. Pendleton, III
Richmond, Virginia

The below note was written by my clients, Norman and Karen Malo just before their leaving Carousel as owners, for the last time.  This property closed on January 30, 2017.  Sale price was $2,100,000.00.

The letter below was sent to me by my seller clients, Mr. and Mrs. David L. Peebles.  He is the former Chairman of Ferguson Enterprises.  I currently represent them in the offering of Lisburne, Circa 1810 for purchase.  Their work in the community facilitated the naming of the Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts. 

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