Karen Anderson

Rancho Palos Verdes Real Estate Agent – Broker Associate

Realtor® Karen Anderson has been selling residential real estate in the South Bay, including Rancho Palos Verdes, for 22 years. After attending Cal State University–Dominguez Hills, she worked in sales and eventually started her own company. She had always been interested in real estate and got her license in 1997. 

Karen and her team, The Prestige Team, specialize in home presentation and marketing. Whether you have the budget to do a full remodel, or just want the property cleaned and listed, they have the resources and experience to meet your real estate goals. For more info, see our work or connect with us!

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About Karen Anderson

WHAT IS THE #1 WAY YOU SUPPORT YOUR CLIENTS? 

“I evaluate their goals and then determine the best way to get them there. From financial/credit challenges to finding the right home … and then being there after closing, because inevitably something always comes up. I hope they continue relying on me for support for many years!”

TELL US ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PRACTICING THE GOLDEN RULE IN BUSINESS. 

“I don’t know if it was my upbringing or the 12 years of Catholic school, but this has been instilled in me from a very young age. I’ve been very blessed with people who have helped me along the way, and this is a way of paying it forward. My job is about helping people, and I truly believe that you reap what you sow. It will always come around.” 

 

WHICH PERSONALITY TRAITS ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR FIELD? 

“Being a good listener. We have to truly understand the needs of our clients to best serve them and know how to direct them. Also communicating with them in an honest and meaningful way is paramount. I tend to be a little direct in my approach, but I also know how and when to soften things up to make my client feel nurtured and protected.”

 

HAS MOTHERHOOD MADE YOU A BETTER ENTREPRENEUR? 

“Absolutely! In fact, being a mom of a daughter and having been a single mom for a while has driven me to set an example for her to be strong and fearless and to be able to rely on herself. I tried to set an example that hard work pays off—not just financially but it has emotional rewards as well.” 

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR IDEAL DAY OFF. 

“They are few and far between—I’m a workaholic beyond a doubt. But the one thing I love is spending time with my husband and my family, even if it’s just hanging out and having a barbe-cue. It doesn’t take much to make me happy!”

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Johnny D.
Johnny D.
Seller, San Pedro
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I live in Oregon and I had tried a couple different agents previously but I couldn't get my house in San Pedro sold for the price I wanted. I found Karen searching Yelp. Her reviews were really good so I gave her a try. Karen was better than good. She is great! She is a true professional. I can't praise her work enough. She took initiative right way, gave recommendations on repairs needed to maximize the homes value for the most return on investment and has a team of independent contractors to do the repairs. She did all this and I didn't meet her face to face until I traveled to L.A. just before the first showing which she staged with her own furniture. The house looked great and she got my house sold. If I had more houses to sell in California I would let Karen sell them for me. Before you sign with any other agent do yourself a big favor and talk with a Karen. She is amazing!
Jeff M.
Jeff M.
Seller, San Pedro
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Karen is honestly everything you need to sell your home bundled into one amazing, energetic, intelligent, respectful human being. She listens first. She has solutions second. She's responsive third. She's a one stop shop as well because she's has the people to get your house ready if it needs some TLC. Read the other reviews, you'll see how everyone ends up loving her!
Kimberly R.
Kimberly R.
Seller, Rancho Palos Verdes
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Karen and her team are absolutely outstanding. Karen is a tenacious excellent project mgr real estate agent who got very high asking price for our neighborhood. After interviewing several agents, chose Karen since closed loop. 1) staging included in commission- demonstrates skin in the game to get house sold quickly 2) Karen has team of contractors, electricians, plumbers, handyman etc... - saved me serious time trying to find contractors / specialists to get everything done. Karen put house on market about 2 weeks after we moved out. The work she did in that timeframe- incredible. Exterior/ into house painted, guest bathroom remodeled, significant landscaping..huge list!!!! House sold almost immediately. Karen provided excellent communication beginning to end. Highly recommend Karen as real estate agent!!!!
Julie A.
Julie A.
Seller, San Pedro
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This review is a long time in coming, as I've been traveling a ton since we moved, and helping out with parents, but being able to do so is the very reason I think it's important to give Karen some of that credit. My husband and I both travel for work, but work from home otherwise. We were in a small townhouse in San Pedro, and needed something larger especially since we like to have family visit. Once we made up our minds to move, I used Yelp to find the best realtor in San Pedro, and found Karen. I asked her over to see what we would need to do to prepare our home for a sale, and my husband realized it was getting real and balked. Karen was so patient and understanding and did the opposite of a hard sale. She told me I should give my husband time to adjust and would be waiting when we were ready. She was not only waiting, and once we engaged her, Karen jumped into action, and a mere two weeks later, our house was staged and ready to sell because we decided we were moving out of state, and had already made an offer on a house. Karen did a fantastic job advertising our home, holding open houses, touring prospects and getting the sale done. We had already left the state when the movers arrived, and she stayed with them while they loaded the truck, and then shipped our personal items that were left for the staging. I know this is a long review, but wanted to let everyone know that Karen was there at every stage and I could not have asked for more in a real estate professional - kindness, efficiency, effectiveness. Thank you Karen! After interviewing several agents, chose Karen since closed loop. 1) staging included in commission- demonstrates skin in the game to get house sold quickly 2) Karen has team of contractors, electricians, plumbers, handyman etc... - saved me serious time trying to find contractors / specialists to get everything done. Karen put house on market about 2 weeks after we moved out. The work she did in that timeframe- incredible. Exterior/ into house painted, guest bathroom remodeled, significant landscaping..huge list!!!! House sold almost immediately. Karen provided excellent communication beginning to end. Highly recommend Karen as real estate agent!!!!
Veronica F.
Veronica F.
Buyer, San Pedro
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As a first time buyer we had A GREAT experience with Karen Anderson and Jhonathan Ramirez. They helped us find the perfect house for us. We are definitely coming back to them. I recommend them if you're looking to Buy or sell. They have the best team! Thank you for helping us buy our first home sweet home!
Eva B.
Eva B.
Seller, San Pedro
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Karen Anderson is the Best! I'm not kidding... I interviewed three agents but when I met Karen, I knew that she was the one I was going to work with. She was offering something beyond a sale of my house. She was offering an end-to-end selling package. She led a team of people (a stager, photographer, videographer, handymen, electrician, engineer...) who clearly followed her direction. Now, I am a control freak, but soon I realized that I could leave every detail to Karen and allow her to take control. She held two open houses and found a buyer for our 'Baron Castle' in less than three (3) weeks. My situation was more complex than usual since I had to buy a house contingent on the sale of my house. Karen worked closely with my other agents to assure a smooth transition. I can't thank her enough for her diligence, drive, and commitment. If you looking to buy or sell you should definitely reach out to Karen. She is AMAZING!
Casey M.
Casey M.
Seller, San Pedro
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Karen will always be my #1 choice as a realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable and is always on top of everything. When I sold my condo and bought my new house, she made it an EXTREMELY smooth transition. She knew exactly what I needed and how before I did! She knows her stuff and I suggest you give her a call ASAP.
Elena B.
Elena B.
Seller, San Pedro
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There is no doubt in my mind that Karen is the only choice for the best agent to sell your home. I interviewed three real estate professionals and the difference was obvious from the first meeting. Karen goes above and beyond the typical real estate agent services. She staged the house, hired a drone videographer, produced a very professional brochure, she took care of all the minor repair issues, and basically did anything and everything necessary to sell our house for the best price and as quickly as possible. I never make recommendations but I can honestly say that Karen is the best possible choice you can make if selling your home quickly at a top price is your goal.
Rosa L.
Rosa L.
Seller, San Pedro
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f I could give Karen 10 stars I would give her 12. I literally had no clue at all about buying a house (first time home owner here woot woot), but Karen made it the smoothest, easiest, and a not so stressful experience. She knows her stuff! And that really helps because she points out or notices things that you would of never thought of. Karen also knows how to take care of you. You can tell that she goes the extra mile for her clients and does whatever she can to give you nothing but the best. She also does not mess around! She is honest and very straight up, which I truly appreciate because buying a house is serious stuff. We were truly blessed to have found Karen. She is seriouthe best.
Susie P.
Susie P.
Seller, San Pedro
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Ms. Karen Anderson is the best! My husband and I bought 7 homes and sold 5 homes(including rental properties) in our lives through seven different realtors each time. None of them were responsible enough to follow through well in Torrance, West LA, Gardena, Carson, Redondo Beach, and San Pedro( all south bay areas). We came across Karen Anderson while we were looking through zillow, trulia, and redfin. She had good reviews so we decided to meet with her. When she came first to our home, she was courteous and patient with our needs in selling our home in San Pedro. She was very knowledgeable and honest unlike other realtors who would purposely increase the sale price of homes and end up not getting that listed price. After our first interview, she did not call back constantly asking to use her as listing agent which can be very bothersome. Rather, she sent out hand written card saying thank you for meeting with her. After meeting with three other agents from coldwell, century 21, and remax, we decided to go with Karen Anderson. Now the rest was breeze with ease! There was nothing else that we had to do as seller. We did not have to move out of our home, there was no lock box( karen had our house key for each showing), staging was beautifully arranged, our house pictures on line showed very professionally, video walk thru online made our home appear on the top all the time, ... and i cannot even stop talking about everything that Karen did for us. She was always on top of everything and her responses were very quick unlike other agents. Most importantly, our home was sold even before our official public open house with higher than listing price!!!! We had several offers even before our first and only open house!!!! What else can seller ask for more???? Our escrow closed right on time with Karen on the way explaining all the little details(as we are very inquisitive on every little things) I would definitely say that Karen Anderson knows what she is doing as a realtor. She is the best ever!!!!
Coley M.
Coley M.
Buyer, Signal Hill
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What can I say about Karen Anderson and her team? They are without a doubt the most exceptional group of people I have ever met. My husband and I are first-time home buyers and Karen took us under he wing as if we were her own kids. She is incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate. Although we may not be the clients spending the most on a purchase her and her team treated us like a Million Bucks! They answered any and all the questions we had big or small, day or night. Karen is without a doubt an incredible advocate for her clients. She truly has their best interest at heart and puts their needs above her own. For that reason I will be referring all friends, family, anyone and everyone to Karen Anderson and her Prestige Team. They are incredible and make the process of finding a home memorable. Thank You for all your hard work. I look forward to buying our next property with you as well.
David S.
David S.
Seller, San Pedro
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I would highly recommend going with Karen Anderson. Everything was professional and she made everything easy, Jonathan Ramirez was also very great and I was happy with his communications. They are a team that you can trust and rely on. Thank you.
Emily L.
Emily L.
Seller, Rancho Palos Verdes
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Karen Anderson is an amazing real estate agent. I called her based on just Yelp reviews and had her renovate my home in Palos Verdes. She managed the entire process (choosing all materials and contractors) and was able to beautifully remodel the home in a month and then listed the home. I received a full price offer within 3 days of listing the property. I highly recommend her. She is completely trustworthy.
Smith M.
Smith M.
Seller, San Pedro
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Karen gets things done. If you need to sell your home in the South Bay/San Pedro area, you'll want to ask Karen to help you do it. And get ready when you do -- things will happen quickly. As trustees for the estate of a dear friend, we (three of us) started out with little knowledge of the local markets. Not only that, but the house was full of stuff that we had no idea of how to get rid of it. Not only that, but during the sale, we trustees were spread around the world in Asia and Europe. I signed papers using my cell phone while on vacation in Europe visiting friends. Karen handled everything. All we trustees did was sign papers and approve offers. Through her good counsel and work, we had offers out the wazoo that ended up with a final selling price a few percentage points higher than Karen's original posting. When I needed to get in touch with Karen, usually she answered the phone immediately. If not, I had a call back within minutes. That could be at 8:00 in the morning or 10:00 at night. At times,I wondered if she ever slept. During the sale, Karen had people in there fixing things, rearranging furniture to show the house, arranging for an estate sale to sell of the home's contents and remove all remaining item, coordinating inspections and keeping me abreast of progress, she even used a drone and had a video prepared to highlight the home's advantages. I had high hopes at the beginning. Karen exceeded those hopes.
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