With a strong sales and marketing background and a fondness for this community, becoming a real estate agent in Lamorinda was a natural choice for me. Raised in Moraga, schooled in Orinda and a resident in Lafayette for over 16 years, I am a true "Lamorindan". I have been an active community volunteer for many years, a former Lafayette small business owner and am an entrepreneur at heart. I currently live in Moraga and continually enjoy all the wonderful opportunities this community offers.
"Kaaren was easy to work with, listened and genuinely showed an interest in our talks. She crossed every T and dotted every I. Our situation was a little different than the norm due to the Covid virus was running ramped and so many precautions had to be taken. The whole process of selling my home was smooth, and a very enjoyable event. I enjoyed working with Kaaren and would work with her again and again."
~ CHERYL A.
“Kaaren helped us with the purchase of our home in Moraga. She really knows the Lamorinda area well and did a great job finding us options that fit all our constraints. She was excellent in every way--can't recommend her strongly enough!”
~JIM & SARAH B.
“Kaaren is exceptional! She guided us through our first home buying experience. She was extremely knowledgeable about the Lamorinda area and was able to show us a variety of homes to narrow down the neighborhoods and type of home we were interested in. Her observations, critiques, and suggestions were invaluable (without being pushy) as we put in offers, considered inspection reports, and narrowed down neighborhoods for our future. She was crucial in our search as well as the purchase of our home. Her relationships with local real estate agents and negotiation skills got us the we wanted. We could not have done it without Kaaren and would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of buying a home in the East Bay.”
“We feel very lucky to have found Kaaren and Shelley, as first time home buyers moving to a new geographic area the process was intimidating, however, Kaaren and Shelley helped us navigate every step along the journey to home ownership. They helped us narrow our search area based on our price range, then once we found a property we liked they worked tirelessly to submit an offer followed by multiple counter offers until we came to an agreement with the seller. They advised us on what contingencies to include in our terms and helped negotiate significant credits towards closing costs on our behalf. We are very grateful to have had Kaaren and Shelley on our team and can't recommend them highly enough.”
~JEREMY & MAGGIE P.
“Kaaren was personable, professional and was extremely enjoyable to work with. She was intuitive and insightful and anticipated our needs by providing answers to questions even before asked them. We feel fortunate to have worked with her and are grateful for her help, She literally took the stress out of the home buying process!”
~DAVID & CHERYL V.
“A friend referred us to Kaaren after their great experience with her; wow were we grateful. There was no pressure as we began our search to move faster than we were comfortable. Once we were ready to search in earnest, Kaaren quickly understood our tastes and focused her search on listings that fit our needs. Once we found the perfect , Kaaren pulled a rabbit from a hat and negotiated an incredible offer, beating out higher all-cash offers and winning the property. Even after the sale, Kaaren has been great, referring us to quality contractors and helping us get settled in our new home.”
“We highly, highly recommend Kaaren Brickman as a realtor! She helped us purchase our first home in a very competitive market. What we appreciated about Kaaren was that she always looked out for our best interests. She was constantly available to walk through homes with us and pointed out the pros and cons to every . She has an amazing attention to detail and knows the housing market very well. She understood what a competitive offer looked like and always seemed to have a positive relationship with the listing agents. Kaaren walked through every that we were considering and believe me there were some homes that needed ALOT of work. She always brought a positive attitude no matter which home we wanted to look at. As first time homebuyers, my wife and I had a lot of questions and Kaaren would never hesitate to call or text us back right away. I am happy but sad that we are finally done looking at homes because we don't get to work with her, but she will always be our realtor in the future!”
“"Perfect process." 2 previous properties.”
~SHAWN & DAVID E.
“Awesome in every way - from proposal to staging to close of escrow. Kaaren is amazing - will use her again!”
~SHAWN & DAVID E.
“Kaaren has been our most genuinely helpful realtor in our long process of finding a home as we transferred to California. She came with our needs in mind- she had found the best dance studio and brought the class schedule, as I told her we were moving our ‘little dancer' to the area. I also told her we wanted hiking trails nearby and she pointed them out and kept that in mind in searching for houses. She helped us in so many ways, not just in finding homes and she willingly offered to look at homes for us as we are doing most of our house hunting long distance. I would recommend her with high praise!”
“We were in the midst of remodeling our home to prepare it for sale, but had not chosen a realtor yet. We walked into one of Lisa and Kristi's and were very impressed with the brochures, the way the was prepared and their assistant Kaaren. We interviewed them, and they delivered on every promise in a timely and professional manor. They helped us finish and stage our home and got on the market before the spring rush went into high gear. As inventory was still low we were able to sell our in a week with 8 offers. Everything went smoothly and painlessly and we were exceedingly happy with the results!”
~AMY & ROSS G.
"I have now had the opportunity to work with Kaaren three times, and words in a review still can't do the quality of her work or even her justice. Kaaren is extremely professional, knowledgeable and has a great eye for the real estate market. She works tirelessly and strives to get things done for her clients. She listens, researches and successfully finds what needs to be done. I have utilized her services in both buying and selling homes, and in all cases, she has exceeded all my expectations. Her personal touch on things truly adds value to what she offers. One can always depend on a personable and rewarding experience when they work with Kaaren."
~ JERRY M.