Client Recommendations

References: Letters of Recommendation are found after this first listing of my references.

  • Mrs. Susan H. Stohrer  = Executor

Mrs. Stohrer lives in Georgia.  She was the executor of the Estate of her late Uncle.  House on 1.96 acres located at 2803 Simonson Road, Farnham, VA was a stunning waterfront property fronting on Lancaster Creek at the Confluence of Morattico Creek, Lancaster Creek and the Rappahannock River.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Craig Shirley – Ben Lomond Circa 1730 (Purchasers)

Mr. and Mrs. Shirley were the purchasers of Ben Lomond, circa 1730 at Dunnsville. Craig is a renowned Presidential Historian and New York Times Best Selling Author.  Zorine is an accomplished editor, wife, mother and all-around amazing woman.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Norman Malo – Carousel Circa 1938  (Sellers)

Sellers of Carousel Circa 1938, which is a grand waterfront estate on the Piankatank River which features gardens by Charles Gillette.  The Malo’s now reside in South Carolina, on Lake Keowee and near Jupiter Florida.  He is the former CEO of National Financial Services, the third largest transaction clearing house in the world at the time.

  • Mr. and Mrs. James C. Scarborough– Ben Lomond (Sellers)

Mr. and Mrs. Scarborough were the sellers of Ben Lomond, circa 1730 at Dunnsville.  He is Chairman of the Board of Stage Stores International, which is the parent company of Peebles Department Store, Goody’s, Beall’s, Palais Royal and others.  They now reside in Charleston, SC and Wolfboro, NH.

  • Mr. Lewis Shepherd – Mahockney (Essex County, VA) These Sellers fell back in love with their wonderful historic estate and decided to stay. Mahockney is a truly rare property! They were very pleased however with my representation and work on their behalf.
  • Scott and Mary Gibbs – Oklahoma City and Mathews, Virginia (Purchasers)

I represented the Gibbs in their purchase of  Belmont, A Historic Waterfront Estate on Blackwater Creek, in Mathews County, Virginia where they plan to retire.  Background in Oil.

  • Mrs. Cora Sue Spruill – Enfield – Circa1938 Tappahannock, Virginia

Seller of Enfield on the Rappahannock – On the Gold Coast, North of Tappahannock. Working with Cora Sue has been delightful. We have had many wonderful showings and are hoping for an offer soon!

  • Mr. and Mrs. Rob Koggan – Purchasers of DeForest – Marshall, Virginia

I represented this couple in their search for an Estate that met their needs, as a seasonal residence near The Plains. I met them first at one of my listings, which was not quite right for them. Through building a relationship, I was able to ascertain their needs and desires, helping to facilitate their dream home in Virginia near the Plains.

Notes of Recommendation:

“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.”

Warmly,
Craig and Zorine Shirley

Ben Lomond Essex County, Virginia (Purchasers of Ben Lomond circa 1730) Craig Shirley is a Presidential Historian and New York Times Best Selling Author.  Ben Lomond was the site of the 2018 Preakness Party – Fundraiser for Rappahannock Community College.  Zorine is an accomplished Editor.

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“Karin,

In my mind I hoped to sit down and write this thank you to in my own handwriting and send it through the snail mail, but I also know from the past that my best intentions sometimes end up getting in the way of a proper and timely thank you.  I wanted to send you a quick note to give you my sincere thanks for all the many things you did to help sell my uncle’s home in such a timely manner.  As you know, there were months before we met that I agonized over how the home would ever be ready to sell, let alone close.  Meeting you was an answer to prayer and from our first meeting in December you put my heart at ease.  Being out of state, I so appreciated you calling me to give your first impressions of the house as you walked through.  It showed me that you were a team player and would keep me updated and informed if we worked together.  You understood my needs (moving quickly for the estate, and the intricacies that come with navigating family dynamics as a beloved home is sold) but also gave me the assurance that you were doing your best to get the top dollar.  From our first phone calls I could tell that your professionalism was exemplary.  On so many occasions you mentioned something that might help but asked for my permission first before proceeding.  That type of communication really helps the Seller to feel both respected and part of a team.  You know your stuff and easily made it clear that I would be in good hands if I worked with you.  For the first time, I felt like I had someone helping me who could clearly outline what steps needed to be taken to get the house to a closing and who could connect me to local people for help in the process.  After I cleaned the home out as best I could in a short visit, it was a lifesaver when you helped dispose of some remaining trash items, cleaned the last closet, staged the home, and even polished some of the silver so that we would get a better bid for it at auction! I never would have expected the level of care and concern that you gave us in the way you handled the remaining items in the home, even finding forgotten family communication in books in the library.  Had you thrown them out, we would not have known, but you saved pieces as though they were your own family archives.  You connected me with the local auctioneer and made yourself available to come and direct his removal of my personal items.  When my sister decided she couldn’t part with some final artwork, you even offered to ship her the treasured pieces.  When it was time for closing, you helped me navigate and recommended a title agency that was very diligent and easy to use from afar.  To sum it all up, after I signed with you, I always felt like I had someone in my corner, who appreciated what the house had to offer and was willing to work to find someone who could love it too.  You looked out for me and helped me through a process that had been so ambiguous and stressful.   

Thank you for going above and beyond in your work, but for also showing such care in the process!  If any portion of this letter could be used to help in your advertising or to help someone else considering you for a realtor, please feel free to share it with them.  I would certainly give you my highest recommendation!

I wish you all the best!”

Sincerely,

Susan Stohrer, Executor

The Estate of Daniel J. Dotson

Simonson, (Farnham) Virginia

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“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 8495 Freewelcome Ln Dutton, VA

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“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
SELMAHOME, LLC

“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

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“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 skillful and hardworking professional in real estate.”

Barry Hofman
Hofco Environmental

(Seller – King and Queen County and Caroline County)

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“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!”


Sincerely,
Mari and Scott Gibbs Belmont Farm – Blackwater Creek
Mathews, Virginia and Oklahoma City

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 “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. ) near The Plains.

70+ acre Historic Estate with lake and equestrian potential

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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 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 an elderly couple, 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

www.karinandrewsestates.com (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)

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