“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 helped us find our first home to start our little family! She was so amazing to deal with and was such a great help with everything. We looked at so many homes, and she was very honest and flexible throughout the whole process. Thank you Brittany for finding us our perfect home.”
Laura Ruth Ann Long
“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
“We have just bought our first home. Karen and Brittany helped us throughout the process. Big thanks to them. They are simply awesome. Thanks them for arranging time after hours and weekends. The whole process became so easy and transition was very smooth because of their assistance. I will highly recommend Syroid Group to anyone looking for home purchase. Very best wishes to Brittany and Karen!”
Amit & Susmita
“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
“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!”
“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
“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!”
“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
“Truly enjoyed working with Karen through the process of purchasing my first home. With her guidance I quickly went from having no idea what I wanted to owning my first home in just over 1 month. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Karen to anyone and absolutely plan on working with Karen on any Real Estate projects going forward.”
“As a first time home buyer, I really had no idea what I was doing. Karen made the whole process seamless and easy. She’s very upbeat and easy to get a hold of via text even during a crisis. I highly recommend Karen for first time home buying. Thanks so much!!!”
“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!”
“First of all I want to thank Karen for her hard work. First me and wife are new in the Fredericton area, we had no idea what Fredericton had to offer in real estate. First Karen was highly recommended to us by the banking industry. well Karen certainly surpass everything that we were expecting from an agent. she is so likeable, approachable, professional, organized and man she is well connected. her network made all the details so easy. any professional that we needed Karen had somebody that she trusted and made all the appointment for us the result was stunning within 2 weeks we bought our dream house at the right location at a lower listed price. We are very pleased to call Karen in our new friends and with no hesitation we highly highly recommend her for her services and professionalism as a real estate agent in the Fredericton area. Thank you Karen.”
Robert and Gail
“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.”
“My wife and I were about to retire. We had not purchased a house in 36 years because I am a minister and lived in housing provided by the church. Things had changed a bit in the housing market since 1979! Karen and Liz were such blessings to us as we began the process of looking for a new home. We were delighted that Karen came to us and interviewed us about the features we wanted in a ‘new to us’ home and the lifestyle we wanted to life in retirement. She used that information to begin looking for our home. She didn’t take us to every house in our price range but focused in on the features we were interested in. I remember looking at one home and Karen said, “Mary Lee won’t like this home.” and we moved on. Then Karen and Liz decided to take a day to find us our home. I got a very excited phone message on Thursday and we viewed the house the next day. Mary Lee was in the house 5 minutes and said, “We have found our home.” Under the warm, caring, professional guidance of Karen, our offer was accepted on the Tuesday. It was a dream come true. The longer we live here, the more we like it. Karen also gave us ‘newbie’s’ practical help with all of our questions after the house closed. Karen and Liz genuinely cared about us. There was lots of laughter and smiles during our steep learning curve journey to our new home. ‘Thank you’ does not begin to express our gratitude to Karen and Liz. They have our highest recommendation to anyone looking for their dream home.”
Bruce and Mary Lee
“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
“From the moment Karen came to my house, gave me my homework to do, it was easy!! Listing my house and selling my house in less than a month, outstanding!! Karen you and your team made this so easy for me. Definitely earn the highest of recommendations from me!!”
“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.”
“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
“My wife and I started working with Karen early in 2015. We were looking for our forever home, and Karen helped us find it. Karen was great to work with, always there to help. She has a wonderful personality, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Real Estate Professional.
Greg and Amy Smith
“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
“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
“Karen was the reason we ended up in our dream house. She stuck with us and kept finding us options even after our first deal fell through. We literally drove by this house a month before, wishing we could have something that nice, and Karen made it happen! Happiest first home buyers – thanks Karen!”
Ken and Carolyn
“We had been searching for a home for over a year with little to no luck in finding “the one”. We decided to switch Realtors and a friend’s referral led us us to Karen. What a game changer! It was clear that Karen was as invested in finding a home as we were. She sat us down and prioritized our needs and wants then hit the ground running. We viewed countless houses in the Fredericton area and after a few months of searching, we finally found “our home”. Karen made the purchasing process very easy and exciting! Buying our first home was such a positive, stress-free experience. We have so much confidence in Karen and would recommend her to anyone serious about buying or selling real estate. Karen – Never ever change your personality. You are very strong-willed and a go-getter. This is perfect as a realtor and I am sure that it’s why you are thriving in the business. Never stop with the small details. Little tokens like housewarming gifts and Xmas cards are so nice of you! You are definitely not like the rest! Never stop telling it how it is! You really have a knack for seeing things how they are. I appreciate your honesty… whether it’s a weird feature of a potential house or a conversation about our relationship. Our Dr. Phil sessions were integral in finding a house! Thanks for that.”
Chelsea and Ryan
“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
“I got Karen’s name through 3 different people when I inquired through Facebook for a female realtor. Neither of these people were connected to each other, so I knew she must be good. Karen was very thorough in finding out what I was looking for, what my price range was, and what my expectations were in a new home. My price range was low, so I knew Karen would have a challenge on her hands in finding me a home within city limits. We viewed many homes together, some were nice, some not so much. Karen was great at knowing immediately my feelings towards a home and we would either move on to the next one straight away or take our time looking at the home I seemed interested in. She gave excellent advice on home structure, neighbourhoods, home layout, and even on additional work that would need to be done on a home, and recommendations on an inspector and electricians. Karen’s knowledge of homes and the Fredericton area are excellent. She’s always happy, excited about her showings, and sends out a friendly feeling with whomever she’s talking to. I will most definitely be relying on her again in the future when it comes to the sale of my current home and the purchase of a new home.”
“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
“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
“Karen delivered as promised and allowed us to sell our house quickly and painlessly so that we could move to New Zealand and not have to worry about anything once we left the ground. Very professional, very pleasant, very painless. Thanks Karen, we’ll see you when we return.”
Karen and Jamie
“We were fortunate enough to have Karen and The Syroid Group recommended to us from a friend. Working with Karen was not only a blessing, but a great learning experience. As first time homebuyers, we had an idea of what we wanted, but didn’t know all the small things to consider and ask for when buying a house. Karen made it easy to understand, and helped us with every question, no matter how small or random it may be. We would recommend Karen and The Syroid Group to any and all, especially if you are a first time homebuyer and are looking for a realtor who will go to bat for you.”
Andrew and Kayla
“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.
“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
“Karen was so easy to work with and went above and beyond for us! House hunting from across the country is hard but she made it easier. We are so thankful to have found her and we appreciate everything she has done to make sure we found a house we love.”
Jennifer and Mike
“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
“We just purchased our very first home, and we are SO thankful to have found Karen (and her partner Brittany!) I remember one of the first few days working with Karen she told me that she tries to not just be your realtor, but to also be your friend. I can honestly say that we never once felt like ‘just another sale’ to her, and she always went above and beyond to help us out. She brings a very personal approach to her business that sets her apart from the crowd. She is a wealth of knowledge and has an answer or contact for everything. We are so lucky to have had her wisdom throughout our first home buying experience!”
Christina and Justin
“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
“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 fantastic real estate agent. She didn’t take a list of attributes and show me every house that matched – she took the time to understand what I was looking for even when I didn’t completely know and worked with me to find the perfect house.”
“What a refreshing experience it was to work with Karen, her team and her network! She delivered on a set of critical steps to facilitate getting our family into our dream home in the timing we needed with guidance and support throughout the process. Absolutely fantastic experience and we would recommend working with Karen to anyone.”
Ryan and Alison
“This photo was taken while our house was being sold. You can tell we’re stressed!!! 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
“Karen Syroid is what the Real Estate industry should strive to be. As first time home buyers my spouse was informed by a coworker of their excellent experience they had working with Karen. We were remarkably nervous and anxious in the beginning but Karen washed all of that away with her seasoned expertise, excellent people skills and warm personality. She loves what she does and it glows through her. Karen excels with first time home buyers, she aims to reduce the stress and worry that comes along with your first home purchase. She has the patience of a saint, she does not mind repeating answers to questions you ask more than once.”
Drew & Josy
“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 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.”
“Karen was an amazing realtor. She not only showed us houses that we wanted to see, but she also helped us realize the type of house we wanted. She talked us through so many parts of the process and we always felt in safe hands. We wouldn’t be in the house we love now if it wasn’t for her. I cannot recommend her enough!”
Ben and Shawni
“What can I say about Karen Syroid…. She is the ideal realtor, very knowledgeable, professional and fun when it comes to shopping for a home! She went above and beyond to meet our expectations and provided us with outstanding recommendations and guidance throughout the whole process. She engaged us on a whole other level we never though possible in making the right choice for a place to call home. To sum things up she NAILED IT! Thanks Karen, always a pleasure!”
“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
“We were so fortunate to have friends recommend Karen to help us buy our first home. She was so helpful throughout the process, clearly explaining all the little details and letting us know how the process worked. We found our perfect home and we couldn’t have done it without her knowledge of the Fredericton market. Thanks so much Karen!”
Tory and Ian
“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 was a wonderful realtor, she was so well informed when we were looking at houses and had great ideas for little fixes to issues we discussed when viewing homes. She had her work cut out for her with us. We went about things a little backwards. We were searching in a very specific market when the options were slim. We looked at all that came up and then found one that we thought was perfect but our house wasn’t even on the market. We put our house softly out there for sale and ended up having to purchase our next home before really getting our house for sale. So then we ended up with two houses, and a major 2 week trip we were leaving on. Karen assured us our house would sell and sent us on our way. We got back and got to work. Followed Karen’s advise for prepping our home, got amazing photos and then simply put it on her website! We were off to the races. Karen had lots of people through and an offer about a week and a half later. We were thrilled. With lots of hard work and having to deal with us, it all went through. When all was said and done we got a great price on our new house, a great price for our old house AND only a 10 day overlay of two houses!!! Just a wonderful experience and we will and do recommend Karen to anyone. We aren’t hoping to move soon but if we do, Karen would be the first person we call!! Don’t hesitate, call her!”
Jill and Joel
“Karen came to us highly recommended as “the best realtor” in Fredericton. We engaged her to find us a house and were not disappointed. Upon hearing our wish list, she concentrated only on those houses which met our criteria. Karen always got back to us promptly by either email or phone if we had any questions or wanted to see a particular house. She facilitated the closing smoothly and efficiently which took an otherwise stressful situation out of our hands. In short, we only have positive comments about her dedication to her job and her ability to fulfill it.”
Dieuwke and Ron McDonough
“We were in desperate need to find a new home. Karen went out of her way to make this happen. She is such a caring person and has only the best intention to see her clients happy and supported us through the sometime very stressful process and steps in buying a house. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to buy from. She is such a blessing.”
Uwe, Beate and Flo
“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.”
“Owen and I were referred to Karen through a co-worker who had bought through her and had excellent results. The minute we met her I knew she was the one who would walk us through our first time buying a home. Her bubbly personality and her willingness to go above and beyond to meet us outside of the traditional work day really made a lasting impression. Her personality just clicked with us and there is no way we would have chosen anyone else to work with! One of her biggest strengths was being so approachable and easy to contact. I don’t think I ever missed her and I LOVED the fact that she was so open to texting – really made things easy for me! Seriously Karen you have far surpassed our expectations!”
Kate and Owen
“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
“Karen was a delight to work with. She made every aspect of the home buying process easy and enjoyable. She was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly very honest and upfront about everything that she knew about each house that she took us to. Being first-time homebuyers, we didn’t know very much about the whole process, and Karen made everything so simple. In a ‘text message world’, Karen’s ability to text back-and-forth made it very convenient for us, as we were not able to accept a lot of phone calls during the workday. She was always available to answer any questions that we had. In fact, I’m quite confident that most of our actual buying process happened while she was away at a family function in another province. We always felt important and that we were one of her priorities during the entire time that we worked together. We would most definitely recommend Karen to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home. If we are to Decide to sell her home and buy another she will definitely be the person that we choose. Choosing Karen Syroid to represent you in the buying/selling process is a smart and easy choice!”
Amanda and Lucas
“Having been posted with very short notice my girlfriend and I had a little over a month to sell our home in Brandon MB, and find a new home in the Fredericton area. As soon as Karen was recommended to us she went to work trying to find us a home that would fit our needs, and helped us find out what our preferences were. When we arrived in the area she worked long hours, often until near midnight and dedicating the greater part of the week we were allotted solely to us in order to ensure that we secured a suitable residence. When it came time to put in an offer on a home, she proved extremely knowledgeable with outstanding attention to detail to the conditions of sale which ensured our offer would remain favourable in all foreseeable circumstances. In addition, she took the time to follow up with us and ensure we were happy with everything months after the purchase, and took a personal interest in acquainting us to the area. Her dedication and professionalism throughout the entire process was exemplary and a credit to Royal LePage. She demonstrated an excellent understanding of the move process involving military members, and I would highly recommend her to other military members and families. Thank you Karen for making our move an enjoyable experience, and for finding us the perfect home.”
Caleb and Jenna
“Brittany just helped me sell my minihome and buy a townhouse.. Her attention to details is trully 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
“Our experience with Karen Syroid of the Syroid Group was extremely positive. Both my husband and I quickly realized the wealth of industry knowledge and experience Karen possesses. She manages to navigate between the owners’ emotional attachment to their home and the potential influence this has when comes time for clients and agent to agree on the listing price. Her objectivity and expertise bridged the emotional and the realistic. Arriving to a sound, realistic and fair market value was a learning but necessary experience. Karen is very strategic in her marketing. Again she knows the industry well and knows what the potential niches of buyers will be looking for. Once we saw the professional pictures on her website, including aerial shots to capture the property’s unique privacy, we knew it was only a question of a few weeks before we would see a SOLD sign. The only drawback to our experience was that Karen was both the selling agent and the agent working with the potential buyers. As such, we were not able to fully benefit from her sound experience when it boils down to accepting or countering an offer. In keeping with her professional ethics, this particular situation of “dual representation” and the limitations it presents was clearly disclosed by Karen to make sure we were aware and consenting. Since working with Karen and other members of the Syroid Group, both my husband and I have had many opportunities to highly recommend Karen Syroid of the Syroid Group. She was awesome!”
Michele and Warren
“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.
“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
“I had heard great things from trusted friends. I was still anxious because buying was a big step for me, but Karen immediately put me at ease. She took the time to get a sense of what I was looking for and even counseled me to wait at one point. She’s no pressure, all support. And when I did find a property I was interested in she was in constant communication and was a fierce champion. She and Brittany made sure every detail was addressed and that I fully knew what I was getting into. And I love my new place. Can’t thank her enough for everything.”
“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
“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
“We were buyers from out of town who came in with two days to find a house for our daughter. After reviewing our criteria for a house, Karen was able to line up a number of listings which we were able to see our first afternoon. That evening she sent us some more which we narrowed down and visited the next day. By that evening she helped us construct an offer on what we all agreed was the preferred choice. We left the following day, leaving negotiations in her hands, and by that afternoon our daughter was the owner of a new home at a better value than we had anticipated. We thank God for leading us to the best realtor in Fredericton – one with excellent listening, organization and negotiating skills, and most of all, one who works hard to achieve the best for her clients. ”
Ben, Mary and Michelle
“We had Brittany as our real estate when we purchased our second home in Woodstock. Brittany spent the day with us showing us various properties in the Town and was extremely helpful in helping us narrow our selections down to what suited our needs. The follow up and attention to detail were second to none. We ended up with just the right house ! As a business professional, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Brittany and Royal Lepage. I would highly recommend using Brittany MacKenzie for all of your real estate needs.”
Brent Blackmore Woodstock Chief of Police
“Karen was a pleasure to work with. She is very aggressive and uses a no nonsense approach.”
Tom and Rhonda
“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.
“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
“Karen recently helped me complete the purchase of my first home and I could not be happier. From start to finish, she helped make what could be a daunting experience into one I enjoyed from start to finish. She understood what I was looking for in a home and even helped refine my criteria with her thorough knowledge of Fredericton real estate. I chose to work with Karen based on a recommendation, and I will definitely be doing the same to anyone I know looking to sell or purchase a home.”
“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
“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
“The best of them all. We love our new home, thanks to Karen! Moving to a new city is not easy. Karen was a huge help to us. She’s been there from start to finish, helping with every little detail. There’s no way we could have bought our first house without her knowledge. She is patient, very kind and friendly and will answer every question you have. After many trips to Fredericton and many hours spent going from house to house, she was there for us as she is passionate and dedicated to her clients. We are thankful we had her by our side. We strongly recommend Karen as your agent!”
Mylene and Craig
“Attention first-time homebuyers! Are you looking for the nicest, most reliable, honest, helpful, and hard working realtor to help you find your first home? Well, look no further! Karen is the realtor you need! We spent years “looking” for what we thought we wanted. We went to open houses, showings and tours without a designated realtor. Surprise, surprise, all it left us was discouraged and more confused about what we thought we wanted. In comes Karen into our lives. In just a couple of short weeks, this superstar sold a house on the same street as my school. I was impressed with her knowledge of marketing and hard work in getting the job done. So…I did what any smart woman would do! I called her. Tour after tour, house after house Karen got a feeling for what we wanted and needed. And as it turns out, it wasn’t anything we were looking at! We took a break, with her advice, and really thought about what we wanted. Fast forward to the next spring. We’re ready! We have our list, our neighbourhood, our wants. After one unsuccessful house tour we got the “chat”. When we find the house-be ready to offer and jump in. Sure enough, not even a week later, Karen emails me and tells me she’s found it. And boy oh boy was she right. From the moment I walked in, I knew this would be our home. She walked us through the whole process, was professional and helped us get things sorted during the final walk through. We’re a happy family of 3 now-along with our fur-baby Kiley who loves her big fenced-in yard and we absolutely love our home! Karen can help you find your dream home-we’re living proof!”
Nicole and Andrew (and Kiley)
“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 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
“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
“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 Syroid made looking for a new home a very positive experience. We felt supported in every way possible but it was obvious to us that she was exceptionally knowledgeable, on top of the market, and had the experience to help us make a great decision. Karen worked exceptionally hard for us and was always focused on us making a decision with which we would be happy. In the end, we found the house that was perfect for our needs.”
Paul and Liz
“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!”
“As a first time homebuyer, I was looking for someone who really understood what was important to me and what would be important qualities to look for in my first home (even if I wasn’t sure). Karen was an absolute pleasure to work worth – she expressed a genuine interest in finding the right home for me. Her bubbly personality and fantastic sense of humour meant that every visit to the potential ‘one’ was a much anticipated and enjoyable experience. She helped me figure out and organize the details of home buying, acting as my number one cheerleader and putting things into perspective for me if I was second guessing myself. Karen was devoted to helping me find ‘the one’ and I couldn’t be happier with my first home.”
“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 moving to a different city so our goal was to find the house of our dreams, in the right location, for the right price, and within a 2 month time frame. As daunting as this task seemed, Karen delivered! After initially contacting Karen regarding a specific house, she was able to assemble a list of homes that met our wish list and were in our price range within a very short period of time. For our viewings, Karen provided detailed information about the homes and the locations as well as suggestions for other items that we hadn’t considered. As stressful and exciting as this endeavour was, Karen was professional, supportive, and patient throughout this process. We are looking forward to moving into our new home. Thank you Karen!”
Jen, Mike, Hannah and Jacob
“I can not recommend Karen enough. She made my first home buying experience exciting and fun. From the get go I knew that Karen had my best interests in mind 100%. She knew what I was looking for and knew what questions I should be asking even if I didn’t. She was ALWAYS available for any questions that I had, morning, noon or night. She set me up with timelines and I always knew what the next step was. She even followed up after the closing to make sure that everything went as expected. On top of all of these great things, Karen is just a wonderful person. She’s fun and personable and I knew that she really cared about making my experience a positive one. I hope to work with her again. Thanks for everything Karen, you are a rock star.”
“Karen I can’t thank you enough for all your help and attention. Your dedication made this process so much easier, and allowed me to focus on what I was really looking for. Your wonderful wreath and gift card were of great surprise to all of us and are also greatly appreciated!!! To the best realtor ever, thank you!!!
“Karen you invested so much time and effort, making us feel that we were your top priority. Your organization and ability to ask the right questions made the purchasing of our home a wonderful experience. Thank you for matching us with our forever home! We are so happy and wake up every day not believing that you found us such a perfect fit! It was everything we wanted and more! You’re The Best!”
Phil and Chantal