“Yashna, you made this whole process so easy and enjoyable for first time buyers! We really appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to us"
Kristen and Anthony
“As I’m taking a quick break on moving day, I need to give the biggest shoutout ever to the best real estate agent (and friend!) who has made all of this happen for us! Karen Syroid and team are true professionals in every sense of the word. As most everyone knows, we’ve been house hunting for the last two years! We are not “dream clients” … Karen has been super patient taking us from house to house, making sure we found the perfect place to call home. Her advice is spot on every time, she never misses a detail, and she knows her stuff! This testimonial of her awesomeness could indeed be miles long… but I think it’s safe to say, we’ve made her a lifetime member of our fam If anyone is thinking about listing their home (or needs a new dream home), you should enlist Karen to help you! She is beyond amazing and will hold your hand every step of the way. Thanks for helping us find a home! xo”
Amanda and Dennis
“Brittany just helped me sell my mini home and buy a townhouse.. Her attention to details is truly remarkable. She listened to what I wanted, listened to the reasons why I was moving, knew before I did that at first I was picking a place for the wrong reasons and found me a place I am actually excited to move to now. She was 100% available to guide me through the process. She didn’t let the fact that I was going to be away in Africa for 5 weeks while my place went on the market scared her. Not only did she sold the place while I was away, I also had a set new place I put an offer on by the time I was back. She video recorded the place for me and sent them to me while I was in Africa. She turned what could have been a very stressful trip into a great one. I would recommend her anytime. She gets things done, no doubt about that. Brittany is redefining what a real estate agent is and you won’t go wrong trusting her.”
Fatouma Bagnan
“If I had to imagine the perfect realtor, it would be Karen. Without any doubt! Professional, knowledgeable, honest, down-to-earth, problem-solver.. She gets the job done and goes beyond what is expected at every turn. Our house hunting/buying experience came with a few ‘unfortunate mishaps’, as they sometimes do. Suffice it to say that Karen had her work cut out for her and she knew exactly what to do. She saved our sanity, made the process easy, and I would recommend her a hundred times over. She is THE BEST. THANK YOU, KAREN.”
Kerri & Dennis
“Our home of 25 years was a challenge to sell… we had listed it for several months at a time over 2 years with no success. Karen Syroid came highly recommended by a friend who had had similar challenges with a house she had sold for him. She gave us a list of changes to help make the house more appealing. We did all of them. We were impressed with her professional approach, the team, marketing expertise, promotional materials, activity reports, and especially the number of showings generated! Throughout the fall and winter we had showings almost every week. By spring, the frequency increased. We had 2 offers at the end of March. This allowed us to go shopping for a bungalow, which we did with Brittany MacKenzie. We found the perfect home for us. Brittany was extremely helpful in guiding us through a tough bidding process. We would and do highly recommend Karen Syroid, Brittany MacKenzie and the entire Syroid team. Lucky for us, they do live up to their profile. We appreciate all the work they did, the expertise involved in the marketing and sale of our home and the purchase of our new one.”
Lydia & Pat
“Jennifer and I listed our home with Karen at a slow time in the Fredericton market. She provided some good suggestions to help with showings. Karen is very professional, and treats you as more than a client. Her continued feedback helped after showings and in the lulls in the market. After a long summer, and a few quality showings, she brought us an offer the week before Christmas. We closed on February 3rd. Throughout the entire process, Karen was wonderful. Her team of professionals look after all the little details and work diligently to ensure your property is “current” and active. We likely won’t need the services of a Realtor anytime soon again, but highly recommend Karen and her team to anyone that might need one. Thank you Karen!”
David and Jennifer
“As a third time home owner, my husband and I were completely impressed with Karen’s service! She was professional, personable and made our move into the new house extra special with smiles and house warming gifts. She went above and beyond what was expected to help our transition more comfortable! Thank you Karen!”
Melody & Philippe
“I have joined the choir singing Karen Syroid’s praises. From our initial meeting, I was impressed with her knowledge, attitude and professionalism. Karen guided me through her marketing plan and I understood immediately I was in very capable hands. From start to finish and every step in between, my experience was stress free and spot on. It is truly a pleasure to recommend Karen and her team. You will not be disappointed!”
“My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Karen over the past year. Karen went above and beyond to give us the tips we needed to sell our home. She’s approachable, honest, professional, knowledgeable in her field and so down to earth! She helped us sell our home, and took so much time to help us find the right home to buy. You won’t be disappointed with her and her team! Love her!”
Tiffany and Keith
“Professional, personable, hard working, and going over and above are just a few words that describe Karen. When we first met, she was well prepared regarding my mother’s condo. She felt very confident that she would find a buyer in a short time frame – she did – it was sold in two weeks. I was particularly impressed with her communication skills; she ALWAYS returned my phone calls and e-mails promptly (Karen don’t ever stop doing this). You would be hard pressed to find a more competent Real Estate Agent. I will recommend Karen to anyone wishing to buy or sell.”
“We recently had the pleasure of dealing with Karen for both the sale and purchase of our home. She was professional and very personable. We were living out in Hanwell and wanted to downsize and move in the city. Not only did she help guide us through the selling process of our home but she also listened to what we were looking for in our new home and was successful in finding exactly what we were looking for in the location we wanted to be in. We would highly recommend Karen Syroid, she definitely has a passion for what she does and it shows!”
Suzanne and Franklin
“My house was on the market for two years with hardly any showings. Karen sold the house in three months. She has great insight and vision, extremely hard working, and will do nothing but hustle to meet your real estate need. I would not want anyone else to represent me.”
“My wife and I have had the the pleasure of working with Karen and her team after they were referred to us by our daughter. From our initial interview, we were impressed with Karen and her teams approach to detail. They were not only well prepared and professional, they demonstrated the enthusiasm, the social skills and knowledge of the housing market in New Maryland. We felt these were necessary to sell our home of 24 years. We accepted an offer to sell our home one day after signing with her team. This was no small feat; since, the house had been on the market for over a year. As a former military family who have bought and sold a number of homes, I would highly recommend Karen and her team as the realtor of choice in the Fredericton area. “Well Done Karen”.”
Gary & Donna
“Without even realizing it Brittany MacKenzie came into my life when I needed her most – she NEVER gave up on my dream home, and continuously made me feel comfortable. She knew that Clearview was my made for me, and fought hard to make sure I got it. I am so thankful for this woman & the hard work she does! If you are looking for a new home, or a real estate agent, Brittany is your woman. 100% I recommend her!”
“We had a very positive experience with Karen and her team from start to finish! We listed our home with hopes of moving closer to the city and were not expecting a quick sale due to location and the market at the time; however Karen found us a buyer after 2 months! With a quick closing (3 weeks), we hit the ground running in search of a new home for our family of four. Karen remained optimistic and paid great attention to what we were looking for. All of the pieces fell into place with Karen’s help and we moved into our new home 3 weeks after the sale of our former home! We really couldn’t have done it without her and the team! She is passionate, dedicated, reliable, and does it all with a smile! Thank you Karen and team!”
Jeanette and Jamie
“I have dealt with Brittany for a short period of time because she is awesome at what she does. If I ever have to buy or sell a home again BRITTANY will be my agent hands down. She loves what she does and you know that from the time you introduce yourself. She is very prompt on setting up your property for sale and has great ideas for promoting your house and the community you live in. I listed my home with Brittany and within 2 short weeks we were working on our conditions for the sale. The part that I love most about her service is she was ALWAYS there with a quick response whenever you have any questions. She keeps you up to date with the status of the inquiries. She is very helpful providing you with the steps that you need to take when your offer comes in, when you need to agree or put in conditions on the offer, when the offer is accepted etc”
“Karen Syroid is the BEST! We had just a few weeks to move to Fredericton from out of province. Karen was referred to us. She organized my 3-day house hunting trip like a pro, and when I flew in, she relentlessly spent hours showing me houses in and around the Fredericton area, until I found the right one for us. Then, I was able to fly back across Canada and finalize the purchase from there, with Karen‘s help with many of the important details. She is a really nice person to be around but on top of that, as a realtor, she asks the right questions and truly listens to figure out what you are looking for in a house. She really knows her stuff! Her Web tools are amazingly useful. This is the tenth house we purchase and I can testify that this time was a real pleasure. Thank you so much, Karen!”
Luc et Monique
“After a less than stellar experience trying to sell with our first realtor, Karen was a breath of fresh air, especially in a slumping market. She met us prepared with comparison packages of other homes selling in Fredericton – her thorough research and preparation gave us the confidence that she would be dedicated to the sale of our home, and that she was! Not only did she provide sound advice, she was always available for questions big or small, and willing to help. She went above and beyond, even offering to prep our home for a last minute showing when I was at work. After we made the switch to Karen our home sold within a month. As for purchasing a home, she made that fun too! She was able to get a quick grasp on who we were and what we wanted to the point that she recommended we check out a home that we might not have even registered, but that she thought would be perfect for us – she was right, and the rest is history! Her dedication to us made us feel as though we were her only clients. She was a joy to work with, professional, thorough, and extremely knowledgable. We have since recommended her to many friends and will continue to do so.”
The Thompson family
“Karen was a pleasure to work with and a true professional with a wealth of valuable experience to offer. Despite being in the challenging position of representing both the Seller and myself (the buyer). Her advice was always sound, unbiased and in our interests. I was continually impressed by her responsiveness, helpful insights and impressive follow-through on questions I had throughout the process. Especially with dealing predominately through emails and over the phone, as I work away from home. Karen made the purchase of my first home easy and painless. I would open-endedly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home. Thanks Karen!”
“Karen treats every client like number one. She is so friendly, very professional, and is very prompt to answer any questions or concerns that come up. When we needed to sell our house during a poor real estate market, Karen remained positive, offered good advice, and most importantly, got the job done!”
Krista and Graham
“Karen made the process of buying a home a piece of cake! With her expertise, and her willing to help, we felt very comforted in this process. She was always available and would get back to our questions immediately. Very down to earth and a friend! We would 100% recommend Karen Syroid for whomever is thinking of buying or selling a home.”
Laura and Geoff
“Karen is a pleasure to work with – friendly, knowledgeable and quick to respond through text & email. A great choice!”
Amanda and Tim
“Karen was my first introduction to selling a home, as we had never used a realtor before. She was kind, attentive, helpful and professional. I can not say enough about how happy we were with her services, and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a realtor.”
Jonathan and Laura-Lea
“Karen was a consummate professional with us. Her accolades are well earned. I felt so comfortable leaving the hard decisions with her to guide us. She found a way to work under next to impossible restrictions and still managed to keep positive. She also put us in touch with the right people. We could not have accomplished half of what we did without her. We are so lucky to have worked with Karen last year and hope more people have the opportunity to see what a genius she can be under pressure. She’s extraordinary!”
Katie and Graham
“Karen is an amazing real estate agent. She came recommended by a friend, and did not disappoint. We had a very unique situation that required a very quick close, and Karen was thorough even with a tight timeline. Karen made everything very easy, and was a pleasure to deal with on every occasion.”
Colin and Bernie
“Karen is a smart realtor, who is proactive and enthusiastic. She kept me fully informed and up to date throughout my sale. I highly recommend her!”
“We contacted Karen after having our house on the market for quite some time. She came in with lots of enthusiasm and some really great, fresh ideas…exactly what we needed! She staged our house, gave us some suggestions of some minor things to change which made all the difference and it wasn’t long before our house sold! Karen was so helpful throughout the whole process – start to finish. I would recommend her to anyone (and already have!). If you’re looking for someone who thinks outside the box when it comes to selling your house – Karen is your girl!”
The Dreise Family
“Our experience with Karen was fantastic! Her approach was professional, efficient and seamless. We loved how she used the latest technology such as social media for the advertising of our rental property and the ability for us to sign most documents electronically which made the whole process so much easier for our busy lifestyle. We were anxious we would not be able to sell our townhouse but we were ecstatic to receive an offer in less than 72 hours after we listed!”
Sarah-Maude et Laurent
“Yashna, thanks for being a positive part of our move. We are enjoying our new home and we know we picked the right place. All the best!"
Sandy and Steve
“After trying unsuccessfully to sell our home privately, we hired Karen to get the job done, and she did! Not only did she deliver the result we were hoping for, and quickly, she made the process simple and straightforward, she communicated with us constantly with valuable information and advice, and she made the experience enjoyable. She is a consummate professional, giving us the peace of mind to leave the process and details in her and her team’s capable hands. And all while she was very pregnant/then with a newborn! We would highly recommend Karen and the Syroid Group to anyone looking to sell or buy a home in the greater Fredericton area.”
Susan & Jon
“My experience working with Karen Syroid and the Syroid Group was amazing!! This team made the entire process easy, fun, and enjoyable. They took all the “stress” out of the process of purchasing a new home and went above and beyond at every stage! The amount of knowledge, recommendations, and transparency this team provides is incredible. Thank you again for making this such a fabulous experience!!”
Karen F.
“I can’t say enough good things about Karen, she was fantastic to work with and got us great results! We listed our place in winter of 2016. She had a team of people stage our place and take exceptionally professional photos…..the place looked great. Although it was a really tough market for sellers last year, Karen worked hard and found us a buyer. Karen then went on to find us a wonderful new home. We had pretty specific criteria and a very strict budget, but after a few weeks of hunting Karen found us a perfect place. She was extremely patient and attentive with us. She took the time to get to know us, and truly listened to our wants and needs for our new home. When all was said and done, we found ourselves a great realtor and a new friend. I would highly recommend her if you’re buying or selling a home!”
Scott and Justin
“When we had to sell our house (which we purchased from Karen a few years ago!) there was no question on who we wanted to list with – The Syroid Group! How often can you say you have an accepted offer–at asking price–within a day of being on the market!? Karen gave us fabulous feedback immediately after the showings and made the process of selling a breeze. It didn’t matter if we were communicating with Karen or Brittany, we always had a quick response (they got a lot of texts from us) and excellent customer service. Thank you for being with us through our first home experience – YOU GUYS ROCK!”
Carolyn & Ken
“We really appreciate your assistance both in selling our house quickly and then finding us our next home. We love the location and the house.”
Peter and Wendy
“Karen is a wonderful daughter and an incredible realtor. She treated us as she would treat any other clients–honestly, candidly and fairly – and mindful that we had spent 33 years in one place.This was not an easy task for her given that we are her parents and were selling the house she and her siblings called home. She did this with the utmost professionalism respecting that we are both family and client. We took possession of our new house and sold our previous home on the SAME day. It doesn’t get better than that and she made it happen for us. I recommend her on 2 counts: as a daughter (but she’s not available) and as a realtor where she is ready and available to work for you as she did for us. Do yourself a favor and put her in your corner.”
Jack and Nancy
“Incredible to work with. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable. Made the entire process as easy as possible, and she was able to sell our house and find us our dream house in record time. Would absolutely work with her again, but probably won’t have to because she found us the perfect house! ”
“Karen was a pleasure to work with. She is very aggressive and uses a no nonsense approach.”
Tom and Rhonda
“Karen Syroid is a fantastic real estate agent. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is very quick to respond to any questions or concerns and worked tirelessly to ensure that we found the house we were hoping to find. She was very effective is facilitating the sale of our former home. I honestly don’t think that we would have sold our house as quickly had we not had Karen Syroid as our agent. I recommend Karen to anyone looking to sell their home.”
“Chris, My wife and I wanted to thank you for connecting us with one of the most fabulous realtors we have ever met – Brittany MacKenzie. My professional career of over 40 years was that of a self-employed Insurance broker. I am the founder of Gates Insurance Agency offices in New Minas N.S. We just finished celebrating 25 years in business. During that span I educated myself and performed most of my own inspections and dealt with a vast # of real-estate agents . Never have I met a young lady who was so willing to do a fabulous job for her clients. When first contacted by her through you I was apprehensive for the first 10 seconds and it was all a great experience from there on!! Whenever I would text her she was back to me like she was living on top of her phone!! She first visited with us at the home and supplied us with her recommendations on how to make the somewhat dated home look attractive. We followed her suggestions , she left us with a feeling of knowledge , honesty and expertise. This lady has it together and a whole lot more!! Sold the home in Just 6 days!!!This young lady is willing to do whatever it takes to make a sale happen , oh and did I mention her incredible honest nature.? I had best stop here as you are going to think I am over doing my comments however I strongly believe this young lady with such a beautiful heart has a wonderful career ahead of her and will excel beyond her wildest dreams! Thank you for connecting us with such a fabulous lady with such a positive nature creating outstanding results ”
Paul and Ann G.
“We had our house on the market already from early Feb ’15- Oct’15 listed with another realtor. Feeling frustrated and overlooked by our previous realtor, a friend had highly recommended Karen to us to try. At this point we had left our home in July and were living in a different province. Scary to say the least. Right from the very first conversation with Karen I was very impressed. She is so kind, easy to talk to and you can tell right away she cares about her clients, on top of really knowing her stuff. I was so thankful I felt a connection with her right away because we had no choice to put our trust in her. Needless to say, she hit the ground running! Everything from Karen’s impeccable eye for details and desire to get the job done. In approx. a month Karen had brought us our first offer. She walked us through step by step, answered every little question we had and more. In fact we ended up with a few offers. We accepted and closed only 2 weeks later. Karen is truly one of the BEST realtors out there!! We are more grateful than we can tell her and I would absolutely recommend Karen to any and everyone I am able to. Keep up the amazing job Karen, Thank you!”
Heather and Danny
“I could tell you all the “standard” stuff like how she is professional, honest and knowledgeable, because she is all these things and more. However, what makes Karen stand out is her heart. She genuinely cares about each client. You aren’t just a sale to her. It doesn’t matter if your budget to buy is $100,000 or a million, she wants to do what is best for you. I’ve recommended her many times and all parties have had success in both buying and selling. She will always be at the top of my list. Karen is AMAZING!”
Stacey and Eric
“I have dealt with several realtors from other firms in the past and never have I dealt with a more competent and organized realtor than Karen Syroid. Even with only a couple of hours notice, Karen was able to allow us to view over a dozen homes that same day. She set the bar extremely high for any other realtor. She was professional, competent, organized, punctual and very respectful. After only 2 days and 25 homes, we found our dream house. Thank you Karen for your outstanding dedication to customer satisfaction. I would highly recommend Karen as THE realtor to have by your side to anyone looking for a home that meets their needs. Hats off to you Karen and thank you for your services in helping us in meeting our needs. I will be looking for you if we ever want to sell our beautiful home or to buy any other property…Cheers!”
Mario and Lucie
“Karen worked very hard to find us the right home. Patient and flexible, she guided us through multiple attempts at making offers, and kept looking even when we got discouraged. When the right home came along, she guided us every step. She negotiated fiercely and delivered results beyond our expectations. Buying or selling, you want Team Syroid working for you.”
JP and Allie McCleave
“When I had to consider possibly selling my elderly parents home in July 2014, I called Karen. She was so helpful, provided me with support and gave of her time-even before I engaged her RE services. In fact, it was three months later in late October when we went on the market and we sold in November –1 month later. She was attentive to my concerns and really cared about how things were going with my parents(besides the house) throughout the whole process. One thing I really liked was there was no phoniness with Karen, She had open houses and gave me feedback-good and not so good sometimes:) in a timely fashion and helped me work through anything to resolve any challenges. I also liked that I could ask Karen anything about the house and she was honest. I could also tell form her Tweets and facebook page that I wasn’t alone -she cares about clients and is happy to help you with the entire process selling or buying. I have no reservation about recommending Karen to anyone-selling or buying. In fact, I know who my RE Agent will be with my next RE transaction in years to come. A true trailblazer…..Karen enjoys continuous learning and is eager to share that knowledge with her clients. It is so much more than selling/buying or success with Karen, sure that is important; but the passion she has about client service and their happiness is exemplary with all clients. Royal Lepage is fortunate to have Karen as part of their team, and so are those of us who know her.”
“I can’t really say enough great things about you! This is only our second time (the first time when we bought our home) dealing with a Realtor in our lives and our first selling experience and it was super! You really brought a professional, hardworking honesty with sincere interest and kindness to the table. You are the whole package! I knew right from our first meeting that you meant business about selling our home. The hard work you put in before even meeting me and seeing our home was so impressive! It also made me feel good to know you had grown up in our community and still had ties to New Maryland! Your kindness and offer to assist with advice when we tried selling on our own to start was so gracious and understanding! You really help me get the house ready for sale with your tips and your photos and furniture reorganizing were perfect! Kate was also super cute and I’m sure she’s a big help to you (loved that tweet on your Realtor page!) I loved how you really brought all of the technical and legal terms of the contract down to layman’s terms for Rob and I when the offer come up. You explained everything out for us. I also got a sense that you really were making sure that we got what we wanted as far a dollar value from our home as well as our oh so important closing date! You really are EXCELLENT at your profession and I’ll be sure and share my good thoughts about you to anyone who needs a Realtor. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you with our SOLD sign!”
Pam and Rob
“We were in a position where we had to sell the house of someone dying from cancer. In looking for an agent, I saw a sold sign on the lawn of a home close to where I live, on which was the name Karen Syroid. In looking up her profile, we decided to choose her because her picture portrayed a professional, someone who appeared motivated and took care with her appearance. Karen met us at the house, listened to us, did a walk through….and then gave us a list of things that needed to be done before the house could be listed. We cleaned out the house in 2 1/2 days, after which she had a professional photographer come to take pics. The house was sold two days later for just below the asking price. We were incredibly impressed with Karen. Definitely she will be our first choice the next time we plan to sell a house.”
Alice and Virginia
“Our latest real estate transaction was our 3rd sale and our 4th purchase, and for each of these we received really good service from our real estate agents. However, our experience this time around, with Karen, exceeded our expectations. We encountered more than one hurdle in the process, all of which were out of her control and not of her doing, but she helped us remain calm by reassuring us that the deals would go through based on her confidence and experience. Karen is an amazing communicator, taking time to answer all our questions and concerns perhaps when she would have been further ahead by catching some zzz’s! She is a true professional, very knowledgeable and trustworthy. I have no reservations in recommending to her to anyone! Thank you so much Karen!! You made it seem like we were your only client, but I can only imagine that you were providing the same amazing service to dozens of others, all at the same time. You made us feel special.”
Ryan and Nichole
“I really liked your observations and your opinions. You really listened to what I was saying and took time to get to know me before you answered. Your knowledge because of your research makes you stand out. Your personality with your sense of humor make you easy to work with. Your passion and love for what you do is very easy to see. We truly enjoyed our experience with you Karen and will be happy to work with you in the future.”
Jon MacCallum – MVL Ltd
“We were facing the biggest move of our lives, coming from out west to Fredericton. We had a complicated list of must-haves and very little time to find the perfect place. Karen made us feel welcome here and assured us that we would find our dream home. She went well above and beyond what we would have expected a realtor to do! We are forever grateful for her hard work and attention to detail. Her professional insights kept us on track all along, and made sure that we moved into the home we really wanted. We could have written another full testimonial about Karen’s ability to negotiate this deal and how amazingly considerate she was throughout the whole process. But what we really want everyone to know is that if you are buying a home here in Fredericton there is no one better than Karen Syroid to help you find the home you are looking at a price that will make you feel great! She really is an A+ agent and an A+ friend through the biggest move of your life.”
Richard and Chantal
“Karen Syroid is a competent real estate sales person. She is always positive and easy to work with. We presented her with a challenging property. She tackled it head on and worked diligently on its sale to completion. As the many problems arose, she found the solutions or directed us towards the solution. She researched and was well-versed in a problem before we discussed it. She had already found the answers, the information needed, made the contacts, etc. That was helpful. She even did the foot work for us in some cases, for example, visiting City Hall or the lawyer. She presented good ideas on how to prepare the house for showing and even provided the service of an interior decorator. She showed the house a good number of times and provided readily available information for prospective buyers. She was excellent about putting our property on the internet with regular updates to us on the viewing level. She also provided a visual tour of the house to help prospective buyers. Karen was always available by telephone or text and answered queries in a timely fashion. She is a very professional, competent real estate sales person, knowledgeable in the field and used our listing time to the fullest. We highly recommend Karen Syroid to sell your property.”
Bev and Marc