Karin Andrews is passionate about and inspired by old homes and gardens, by breathtaking water views, rolling pastoral landscapes, towering trees and ancient boxwood. She has successfully represented sellers and purchasers of iconic historic, waterfront and equestrian properties throughout the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, Central Virginia and Shenandoah Valley.
With a background as an architectural illustrator, former horsewoman, muralist, accomplished writer, photographer and one who lives on a large inland farm with a family home on the Chesapeake Bay, at Wicomico Church, she understands and appreciates the needs of a wide variety of sellers and purchasers. Karin is married to Essex County native, William Forrest Andrews, who is her partner in life and in Real Estate. They reside in Upper Essex County, at Oakland Farm and have two grown daughters, ages 32 and 20 and one sweet grandson.
Karin is an advocate for Historic Preservation and Land Conservation. She serves on the Boards of The Essex County Museum, The Tappahannock Artists Guild and The Tappahannock Rotary Club. A true people person, connector and “go to” in the Region, she represents her clients in a manner that is unequaled in her industry niche.
Real Estate Experience:
- Licensed Realtor since 2009
- CLHMS Designation from the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing
- National Association of Realtors
- Virginia Association of Realtors
- Richmond Association of Realtors and CVRMLS / Commonwealth Co-op
- Williamsburg Association of Realtors and MLS
- REIN MLS
- Bright MLS
- Charlottesville Association of Realtors
- Fredericksburg Association of Realtors
- Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School Education Foundation – Director
- Essex County Conservation Alliance
- Tappahannock Main Street – Main Sponsor of the Main Street Concert Series
- Essex County Museum
- Rotary International & Tappahannock Rotary
- Tappahannock Artists Guild
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
- Virginia Historical Society – Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Special Interests and Lesser known details
My grandfather was a landscape architect and my grandmother an avid gardener. As a result, I gained a great deal of knowledge regarding plants, trees and garden design without even realizing it. I share their love of plants, particularly Heirloom, English and Old Garden Roses, boxwood and heirloom perennials. My formal Garden includes over 80 Roses of various types. It provides armloads of exquisitely perfumed Roses from May to December and is an ethereal delight to the senses.
Flower Arranging is a hobby. I am often called upon to create arrangements to be auctioned at non-profit fundraisers and special galas.
Entertaining family and friends is another interest as well as Gourmet Cooking. Our parties held here in Essex are legendary.
Decorative arts, fine art and collecting antiques are another interest that I excel in. My decorating style and dialect is distinctly Southern.
What Karin’s Clients have to say about her:
“I have bought and sold properties with Karin Andrews. Her experience, knowledge and expertise is beyond compare. She is a pleasure to work with and kept us informed throughout the process. I had a very unique property to sell and Karin was able to reach the appropriate market and get it sold. She also was able to handle the “issues” that came up with grace and apparent ease because of her knowledge of professionals in the community. I cannot say enough good things about her! She is terrific and we will definitely use her again. You are fortunate to have her on your team.”
Elizabeth Lawrence – Tappahannock
“I was so grateful to find Karin to help sell my late mother’s house. I live out of state, so it was crucial I find someone with knowledge of the area in Virginia where my mother’s house was located, and who understood the charm of an older house with good bones! When I first met Karin at the house, it became quickly apparent that she really had a passion for the unique architectural details inside the house. I was also impressed by her knowledge of flowers and plants, as she enthusiastically pointed out the many heirloom varieties that my Mom had in her garden. Karin’s keen eye and love of decorating really came through in the photos for the listing—from her placement of the furniture to the lovely arrangements of magnolia leaves she made for the fireplace mantel and dining room table. I couldn’t recommend Karin more highly. She was truly a pleasure to work with. She is warm and professional, and was very quick to respond to questions from the start of the process all the way through to the closing.”
Kristen Ordahl – New York, New York
“I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Karin Andrews. I met Karin about 2 years ago at a property she was representing. I was immediately struck by her impressive presentation and genuine personality. Although that property did not work out in my favor, I continued to watch her listings for possibilities, knowing full well that she would have a quality product. Over the course of 2 years, I visited 3-4 more properties that she represented, all of them amazing, until finally I came upon one which I loved. Karin again presented it in a manner that showed all of its positive qualities to perfection. Working on the deal, she was in constant communication with my agent and even my lender to close the deal successfully. Karin goes above and beyond to represent her properties and her clients. Even though I was the buyer in our transaction, I still felt she was doing her absolute best to deliver me the best service, and home, that she possibly could. Her website asserts “Experience, Diligence, Results” and I can wholeheartedly verify Karin exemplifies all of these and more. Thank you Karin!”
Dr. William Ford Lipps Millers Tavern, 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 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.”
Penn Pendleton, Richmond, 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 contractor 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.”
Rob and Lynn Koggan – Marshall, Virginia
“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 Gibbs – Mathews, 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 skillful and hardworking professional in real estate.”
“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 Dick Burton – Winchester, Virginia
“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 – formerly of Gloucester County now Greenville, SC
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I am pleased and delighted to say that my brokerage affiliation is with Shaheen, Ruth, Martin and Fonville Real Estate. We have multiple offices throughout the Chesapeake Bay Region and in Central Virginia. Each one is visually stunning, comfortable and world class. To find out more about me and our brokerage, we would be glad to meet with you at any one of our offices.
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4503 Irvington Road, Irvington, VA 22480
5808 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226
420 N. Ridge Road, Richmond, VA 23229
9004 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond, VA 23235
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