Find Your Dream Home.

Karen Gilbert-Smith
Associate Broker
AB, SRES
Ellicott City

My Testimonials

M.B.

Buyer

Karen is absolutely fantastic! She took the time to listen to us and helped us buy our first house. She takes the time to answer your questions and I felt like we were always well informed throughout the whole process. This whole process was pretty much smooth sailing thanks to her expertise.
 
 

E.K.

Buyer

Karen was tremendously helpful for our out-of-state home buying process. She was very informative during our research process and was quick with responses. She was very professional and patient with all of our questions and viewing schedules. I am glad we had Karen to help us find our perfect home in a new state!
 

R.H.

Buyer & Seller

As out-of-state buyers, Karen made our 4-hour trip to view homes as seamless as possible, and was even able to schedule last-minute showings (a home had come onto the market the day before our pre-planned trip).
 

M.R.

Buyer

During our home buying experience, Karen was one of the most professional agents I had the pleasure of working with. She was attentive to our needs and questions without being pushy in any way. I couldn't have asked for a better agent. I will likely use her services again, if I ever need to buy or sell property in the area.
 

H.L.

Seller & Buyer

Karen was the perfect choice for us. I should add that she also helped us find a home. I realize the ratings are high in all areas because she was that good! We would highly recommend Karen for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
 

T.W.

FIrst Time Buyer

Karen is an awesome realtor! As a FTHB, I had many questions and hesitancies with this market. Karen was super patient with me and kept me on the right track. She is responsive, proactive, and easy-going which is always refreshing to work with. Definitely recommend her.

Mortgage Services

I am your partner in all aspects of the home-buying process. The Coldwell Banker® brand’s affiliations with trusted primary service providers ensure that you receive complete assistance from beginning to end. We have connections with mortgage companies across the country, featuring incredibly low rates, fantastic customer service and a fast, simple process.

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Your Guide — From Start to SOLD

Owning a home is one of the biggest financial commitments of your life, so when it comes time to sell your property, it's important to have a trusted advisor. I will help you determine a pricing strategy and expertly market your home to attract the right buyers.

You can depend on me to guide you through the selling process with confidence.

Learn About Selling a House

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When to Sell

Timing is everything when it comes to selling. Luckily, I have the market insights and expertise needed to sell quickly and for the highest price. I will keep you informed about the transaction process and the current state of the housing market. With me as your partner, you'll always know when it's the right time to make your move.

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Preparing to Sell

Now that you've made the decision to sell your house, I will help you put your best foot forward in the preparation process — from walking you through the appraisal and providing staging tips, to advising you on possible renovations or necessary repairs. With my assistance, you'll be armed with the crucial information you need to attract buyers and get the best price possible.

Attracting Buyers

I will market your home to the right buyers with my comprehensive marketing strategy, including exposure on the most popular real estate websites and hosting open houses and individual tours for qualified buyers.

Closing

Congratulations! You've received an offer on your house. But now what? Before completing your transaction, there will be a few last-minute tasks to deal with — are you prepared to tie up any loose ends? Not to worry with me on your team. I will be there to make sure you're ready for everything that comes next, including offering guidance on whether you should accept that offer or not.

Attracting Buyers

The Coldwell Banker® brand offers powerful and comprehensive marketing tools for attracting buyers and getting houses sold. In addition to our industry-leading online strategy, I use a proven combination of traditional and cutting-edge methods to showcase your property.

Market Your Home With the
#1 Most Visited
Real Estate Brand Online*

*Reflects Total Website Visits For 2021. Source: ComScore 2021 Media Trends

Spotlight Marketing Program

Marketing Your Home
In today’s competitive real estate market, the key to success is differentiation – doing common things in an uncommon way. In fact, differentiation from the competition has become the cornerstone of outstanding real estate service.

I am proud to deliver exceptional property marketing that is designed to attract attention, showcase your property’s distinctive qualities and help your home sell quickly and for the best price.

Print Marketing

Our comprehensive plan includes professionally printed mailers, full-color property brochures and so much more. From concept to completion, your property will be uniquely cared for and expertly marketed.

Digital Marketing

Virtual marketing, the most strategic means of targeting buyers in this environment, gets results quickly and broadens our reach.

Unique Strategy

Our exclusive property spotlight marketing plan offers results that other brokerages simply can’t match – helping you net more on the sale of your house*.

*Based on Coldwell Banker property spotlight marketing plan usage data reported through May 31, 2020: On average, sellers whose agents use the plan benefit with a 1% higher sales price.

CB Estimate

Get an Instant Estimate on Your Home*

Learn your home’s value so you can tackle the real estate market with confidence.

*This is an estimate only and is not an appraisal. The CB Estimate provides an estimated market value of your home generated by a proprietary algorithm using aggregated data collected from third parties and public records and is intended to provide you with a general value of the property. The actual appraised value of any property may be higher or lower than the estimated market value provided by the CB Estimate.

Move Meter

The Move MeterSM lets you compare locations based on living affordability, average home prices and other important factors.

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RealVitalize® Program

When you list your home with me, I can help you make the needed improvements and repairs to prep your home for sale at no cost to you until closing, using the RealVitalize program. There are no hidden fees, interest charges or markups. Most homes using the program sell at or above list price*.

Services Available:

  • Staging
  • Appliance Purchasing & Installation
  • Cleaning
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrades
  • Handyman Services
  • Curb Appeal Enhancements
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Carpentry
  • Drywall & Insulation
  • Landscaping
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Moving & Storage
  • Junk Hauling
  • Much more

*Based on Coldwell Banker property spotlight marketing plan usage data reported through May 31, 2020: On average, sellers whose agents use the plan benefit with a 1% higher sales price.

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