It is amazing to think I have lived on Cape Cod for 40 years. I feel like a native, but according to local lore, I am technically a wash-a-shore. The earlier years of my adult life were spent owning and managing restaurants and yacht clubs. It is through these years in hospitality that I learned the value of listening carefully to a client, which made the transition to real estate natural – the same skills are required, but real estate isn’t perishable. It just keeps getting more valuable.
Having raised three children on the Cape, two of them have returned as adults to live and raise families here. With years of volunteering in local organizations and serving on three boards, I have a deep knowledge of Cape Cod and I have developed a vast social network – from artists, to tradespeople, to mechanics, to local attorneys. I can honestly say real estate is the MOST fun career I have ever enjoyed. Daily, I have the opportunity to meet very interesting people with diverse needs. Quickly, these clients become acquaintances and ultimately friends.
My free time is spent sailing, classes in yoga, pilates, evenings of book club with friends, art classes – and, of course, time spent with the grandkids is always guaranteed fun!
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"Everything was perfect. Karen was open and knowledgeable and I couldn't be happier. I was having a lot of trouble with the properties down the Cape and had a lot of negative experiences. I met with her on a whim one day and she picked out a few places to see and the second one was a hit, then and there. There was another offer on the table and we were able to compete with it and won the house. I am now on my second week in the home and that's what it is, it is a home. She even went the extra step with her husband to help fix one of the improvement items on my list and it couldn't be better. Thank you, Karen!"Scott H.
"Karen is the most patient and hard working realtor, she never stops and always takes your call and questions and goes right to work researching. She puts her client's needs in front of her own. Additionally she is a great negotiator and finds great buys! Highly recommended."Jake D.
"Great ladies - proactive, caring and insightful. Thank you Dawn and Karen for taking all the time you did with my family and me."Leslie K.
"I cannot express in this review how happy we were to have Karen Lilly help us purchase our dream home on the Cape. From our first interactions with her, she had a very easy going, no pressure approach. She initially offered to show us other properties that may suit our needs, but then she quickly realized we had already fallen in love with this house. She helped us at every stage of the process, negotiating what we needed her to, and giving us any information we asked for. She went above and beyond by assisting us with other items related to the purchase, such as obtaining information about the dock situation, getting us all the contacts for the utilities, and nudging the lender along. We completely trusted her opinions and guidance. She really listened to us, and she was in tune with our needs from the very beginning. We highly recommend her."Noelle and Tom S.
"Karen was the listing agent in an investment house, owned by my parents, that was successfully sold in the fall of 2012. I would highly recommend her, particularly in a situation where extra care is required. She continually went above and beyond performing tasks and problem solving that were arguably beyond the scope of her obligation. She was excellent!"Zillow Seller Client
"Karen Lilly is absolutely wonderful to work with. My husband and I have been working with Karen for the past three-four years. It's a collaborative effort when we work. She hears what we're both looking for and what we're not saying and goes after it for us. If it's not available at the time, she continues to monitor the location for something we may be interested in. If I see something out there we run it by Karen and she's off knocking on doors, writing letters or calling up and finding out all she can about the location. She's the hardest working realtor that we've been so lucky to work with. Even though she is working with many clients, we're always made to feel like we're the only ones. "Joan B.
"We saw a house on the internet and contacted a realtor to set up a showing along with any other homes that they thought would be interesting. We are so fortunate that the realtor was Karen Lilly. We only had a weekend to do our search and she did an outstanding job of scheduling a variety of showings for us. She helped us assess all the choices and made the whole process of purchasing a home seamless - and with a great sense of humor. She didn't just go the extra mile, she went the extra 100 miles."Zillow Buyer Client
"Karen is efficient and quick to respond to emails and calls. She took care of selling my house so that I had little to do. She is also pleasant and friendly. I am happy to recommend Karen."Beverly L.
"Karen was tremendous for us from beginning to end of the home buying process. She was always available when we needed her and her response time was very fast. She went above and beyond in providing assistance, keeping an eye on a property for us for over a month. She helped us find exactly the home we wanted and we couldn't be happier!"Zillow Buyer Client
"I worked with Karen Lilly back in 2009. She is one of the best! She knew exactly what we wanted and got us our vacation home within a couple months! She is a great realtor with passion and integrity. I would def work with her again and recommend her to all my friends/family."Grace G.