Client Recommendations

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.

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 at Howard Hanna ‎3‎/‎20‎/‎2017 ‎11‎:‎23‎0‎ ‎PM EDT. By Lewis Shepherd

Dear Karin,

We want to thank you so much for being part of making our dream come true of owning waterfront estate 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

“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

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
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

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
Testimonial for: Karin Andrews at Howard Hanna ‎3‎/‎2‎/‎2017 ‎4‎:‎15‎0‎ ‎AM EDT. By Barry Hofman

“After a short 3 months we had had over a dozen showings and we were choosing from two possible contracts. Needless to say this was one of our best experiences with any realtor. Her work ethic and customer focus will impress you. It definitely impressed us.”


Having been suddenly thrust into the position of becoming a widow and realizing that I could no longer handle one large residence, a rental property and 37 acres, I felt that Karin Andrews’ introduction to me was a godsend. I was a novice at buying and/or selling real estate, having never done it before, and Karin was always at-the-ready with her expertise, experience and vast knowledge of the in’s and out’s of real estate laws and rules & regulations. When I needed her, she was there….I will be forever grateful to Karin and her abilities that got me through, what was to me,  a torturous time in my life. I can recommend her without hesitation.

Mary – now relocated to Lynchburg, VA




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