Patricia M. McMahon -
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter to highly recommend Richard Karr and the staff at Karr Professional Group Realtors.
I did not have a lot of time to spend house hunting and Richard made the process as effortless as possible for me. He was able to quickly break down my “must haves” and show me homes that most suited my needs.
My husband and I wound up finding a beautiful home in Wyndham at Duran. We started the mortgage process in New York and thanks to Richard’s experience were able to overcome the issues we had dealing long distance. At one point my mortgage broker told me how impressed he was with Richard’s knowledge and how much easier it was for him to finalize the mortgage commitment and closing papers.
Richard’s support did not stop at the closing. He and his team have helped me through the utility switchover process as well as recommending people for lawn care, painting, pool care, etc. Since we were not able to move into the house for a few months, he or his assistant always met them at my home and insured the work was completed properly.
In closing, whenever anyone asks me about a real estate broker, I recommend Richard.
Patricia M. McMahon
Jennifer Harms -
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing to give my highest recommendation to broker Richard Karr and his team of agents at Karr Professional Group. Richard was recommended to me by a prior client as “the best realtor ever”, and he has truly lived up to that accolade.
I initially embarked upon my search for a home here in Melbourne, considering realtors a “non-value-added” necessity. My first phone call to Richard caused me to completely rethink that view, and every following meeting proved to me just how much having a knowledgeable broker, with a dedication to excellence, can enhance a person’s search for a home and reduce unnecessary stresses surrounding its purchase.
From the first meeting, Richard’s professional knowledge was impressive. He could point out each architectural detail and identify its time period, quality, and potential strengths and drawbacks. He listened carefully to what I was looking for and worked hard to find me a home I would be happy in for years to come. When my original offer for a home was rejected because another buyer’s offer was accepted first, it would have been easy for Richard to help me place an alternate offer for my second choice home. Instead, Richard made it his mission to find a home I would like even more than the first one. He helped locate a beautiful model home on a lake, which I had overlooked in my initial searches, and it is that property that I now call home.
While I was waiting to close on my home and Hurricane Matthew hit, and the beachside hotel I was in was set to be evacuated, Richard went above and beyond the call of duty, finding me the last available hotel room in the Melbourne area. Later, when we ran into issues with my mortgage company’s appraisal system right before closing, Richard spoke with my builder and convinced him to extend my closing date, despite the fact that the builder initially wanted to put the home back on the market. Even once I had closed on my home, Richard explained the importance of filing for my homestead exemption, and provided recommendations on handymen and other personnel in the area.
From speaking with others who have worked with Richard and his team, while the service I received was nothing short of exceptional, it is clear that for his team, “exceptional” is their standard. It is true what others say, that Richard and his agents are still there for you even after your home closes.
Richard prides himself in being the best, doing the right thing, and making a difference in peoples’ lives. If you want someone who will be there for you every step of the way, and who will always, always keep your best interest at heart, use Richard Karr. He is, quite simply, the best.
Lauren and Chuck Stevens -
To Whom It May Concern,
We are writing to express our pleasure with real estate broker Richard Karr, who represented us in our recent relocation and personal real estate search and eventual new home build.
Richard tirelessly guided us through the entire process, from loan prequalification to searching for houses to working with potential builders, selecting and negotiating a lot, selecting a builder, securing a rental during the construction process and finally, making the offer and closing the deal. We simply credit Richard with the most positive, effective experience possible. Best of all, his help didn’t end with the purchase because that would simply be excellent service and Richard would never settle for that. He strives for, and achieves, extraordinarily superior service. Without doubt Richard is absolutely unique in his persistence, dedication, tenacity, attention to detail and complete devotion to his craft and, most importantly, his clientele.
Richard’s experience in seeing the strengths and weaknesses of homes, locations, schools, credit lenders, builders and important home-related service providers was simply astounding. The standard of competence, determination, integrity and service he holds himself to is without question the best I have seen in professional in any field. This is a man worthy of the tremendous trust home buyers must have in someone who assists them in perhaps the most personal and expensive purchase in our lives. You simply can’t place your faith in a better person, in our view and experience.
We have bought many homes in multiple states and have enjoyed quality representation in most of them, but never, and really not even close, have we had such a pleasurable experience buying property. Richard is beyond savvy and he’s incredibly personable and knows the market inside and out. We never could have gotten our dream home without him. This is literally true.
To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Richard Karr and his expertise and we recommend him not only without a single reservation, but with unbridled enthusiasm and with the confidence that he will represent you and your interest in a superior fashion the likes of which you are unlikely to have ever experienced before.
Chuck & Lauren Stevens
Stan Zoubek -
To whom it may concern:
Our experience with Richard Karr of Karr Professional Group has been simply outstanding from start to finish and we would recommend him without hesitation. Since he was strongly recommended to us by a trusted friend we had high expectations, and he has come through for us at every step of the way. Beginning with a tour of the area to familiarize us with a variety of neighborhoods, setting up our MLS portal through which we were able to preview many homes for sale, our final house-hunting tour of existing and model homes and finally through closing, his advice was essential in guiding us to our final decision. Even after completion of the sale, he has continued to be of great help to us as he continued to check in on our new construction and send us photos until we relocated to the Melbourne area. A friend we referred to Richard also was very thankful for one of Richard’s post-closing visits: after the sale but before the friend moved down from NY, Richard drove by and noticed that the pool filter at the vacant house was not running. Richard prompted this client to make sure the power to the home was turned on and avoid the possibility that the air conditioning was not working, which could have permitted mold and mildew in the home. This kind of service separates Richard from others we’ve done business with before. We couldn’t be more pleased that we selected him to help us in our move to Melbourne.
October 7, 2014, Stan and Ann Zoubek were Client’s of Richard Karr
Andy & Donna Degrassi -
Dear Prospective Homeowners:
It is our immense pleasure to recommend Richard Karr as a real estate agent for any individual or family searching for the ideal home for their unique situation. We were comfortable in our home in Stony Brook, Long Island but my job relocated and we were forced to move to Melbourne Florida.
Richard met with us and understood our specific needs in a single family home as well as our budgetary limitations. He is highly talented technologically and made excellent use of the relevant search engines and real estate databases to quickly find us a variety of homes for sale. He has superior knowledge when it comes to home construction and made us aware of potential issues with respect to house location, design, builder’s quality and reputation. He did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs.
A master with the contract negotiations, Richard came up with a deal that was good for us and made the seller happy as well. He knows the Melbourne area like the back of his hand and has over 30 years of experience in home sales in the area. There is nothing that escapes Richard’s attention when it comes to property for sale in this area.
We found Richard to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were his only customers, although we know that was not the case. He returned all phone calls and emails the same day. We never felt neglected or unimportant. He is also highly personable with an engaging personality.
We are pleased to recommend Richard Karr to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He is hands down the best in the business in our opinion and if we ever need to move again he will be our first choice in real estate agents. If you want to discuss our experience in more detail please feel free to contact me at (631) 219-2319.
Andy & Donna Degrassi
August 12, 2014, Andy & Donna were Client’s of Richard Karr
Marci Iten -
There was only one name given to me by my peers when I started to talk about moving to Melbourne from California, Richard Karr.
I called and left a message and had a personal call back within an hour and he graciously spent the next hour answering every mundane question I could muster. His unwillingness to give anything but well thought out ground truth was refreshing and I had no doubt that he and his team would help me to find my Florida home. His team, specifically RJ were willing to meet me for those second and third looks, had solid referrals and even took my kids on their first Florida fishing experience. Our buying experience was without drama, hold-ups or misdirection.
In short order, I trust Richards intelligent and thoughtful advice especially with someone unfamiliar with the area and the local nuances, his humor and willingness to go above and beyond to respond to a need. And now, I appreciate his friendship. I would hope that more would choose wisely and put their move in Richards hands.
Janice and Pete Zilch -
There are realtors. And then there is Richard Karr, and the Karr Professional Group. Richard and his team are best in class. He listens to your wants, provides invaluable feedback on your choices, and opens up your aperture to the art of the possible. He and his team are responsive, diligent, timely, and willing to go above and beyond to satisfy your needs. His understanding of the area, his contacts within the community, and his unwavering commitment to doing it right the first time are second to none. After our home purchase was so successful, Richard and his team helped my parents find the right home for them. There are realtors. And then there is Richard. Do it right the first time. Go with Richard.
Janice and Pete Zilch
Jason and Kelli M. -
Kelli and I want to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for having the opportunity to work with you and your father on the purchase of our new home in Indialantic.
We were introduced to you as part of my Company relocation from Tampa, FL to Melbourne, FL. From the first conversation Kelli had with Richard, we knew we were in good hands. After meeting with you and spending a significant amount of time searching for our next home we developed a wonderful relationship and friendship we hope lasts many years.
Your professionalism combined with good humor and fun attitude made the entire experience a delight! Your ability to educate us went well beyond what we would expect from a Realtor. Kelli and I looked at many options and you showed us a wide variety of homes and neighborhoods over several weekends. At times it seemed like the search would be more challenging than we originally anticipated, but after learning our needs and preferences you were able to find the perfect beach-side home in a gated community offering the best of both worlds – close to the beach but in a green bubble of serenity.
RJ, you made the process really enjoyable and even our daughter Penelope loved it. Thanks so much for being thoughtful to bring Penelope games, supplying Kelli with endless water bottles, and recommending restaurants/local areas of interest. We feel we already know the area and have connections due to your help! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you in the future. We highly recommend Karr Professional Group to anyone and will be glad to be a reference for any potential customer you may have.
Jason and Kelli M.
Mick and Gayle Anderson -
We met Richard Karr in 2011 and asked him to assist us in buying our home at 1165 Starling Way at a very nice price. Richard was very good at listening at what environment, type house and price point we wanted and that is what we were shown. He was friendly, professional, thorough and did everything possible to meet our needs and expectations. He definitely met our needs and well exceeded our expectations. His negotiating abilities were excellent! In 2015, we did not hesitate to contact Richard to sell 1165 Starling Way AND assist us in purchasing another property. Because of his many years of experience and knowing the market, he was able to get maximum dollars for our house and successfully negotiated a very aggressive price for our new home. Richard Karr and his excellent staff (Randy and Lucy) performed above and beyond our expectations. Not once did Gayle nor I feel we were being given anything less than absolute and complete attention and effort. We have and will continue to recommend Richard Karr and Karr Professional Group to family, friends and neighbors!
Ted Shinkle - Attorney
Richard did an excellent job getting our house sold in a very difficult and declining market. He was always available and responsive when we had questions. About a year after selling our house, we finished construction of a new house and were trying to get a permanent mortgage loan. Richard put together some comparable home prices which we successfully used to appeal a mortgage lender’s appraisal. I enthusiastically recommend Richard’s services.
August 14, 2012, Ted was Richard’s client
Bart LaGrone -
To all it may concern,
I am writing to make my highest possible recommendation of the Karr Professional Group under the leadership and management of Richard Karr. As the leader of a business unit where over 290 employees have relocated to the region, I can say that those who chose Karr Professional Group to help them find a home or rental are among the most satisfied employees with their relocation and moves.
On a personal note, I chose Richard Karr as my real estate representative to help my family find a home based upon a very strong recommendation of a colleague. I can honestly state that I have never had a better experience nor been more pleased with the service and attention of an agent in over 12 moves. From the time spent understanding what we were looking for to filling in the gaps of the information we would need to enhance our search for a home, Richard went above and beyond any experience I previously had. To my astonishment, the service and advice did not stop there. Even after closing on our home, Richard made himself available to ease the transition into our new home with information on utilities, upgrades, maintenance, etc with frequent calls and emails to ensure all was going smoothly and see if we needed anything.
I cannot speak for all of the other agents representing the Space Coast area of Florida, but I can say that you will not go wrong with Richard Karr and his group of representatives.
August 18, 2014, Bart and Ellen LaGrone were Client’s of Richard Karr
Marc DeBlasio -
I just wanted to let you know how pleased Vicki and I were with your services. I know we had some high orders to fill, and with my family in the construction business and having our previous home gone through an “Extreme Makeover” it was near impossible to meet all our expectations, but after several outings with us you really nailed our requirements down, understood us and laser focused us to the place we can now call home.
It’s only been six weeks since we moved in but we are definitely calling this home and love the River views (Both of them). I thought I would never leave New York, having been born, raised, gone to school and worked there my entire life, but I don’t miss it all that much. I am really looking forward to the Winter – no shoveling white stuff for me.
I have recommended you to several folks and would be glad to speak and recommend you to anyone.
Vicki and Marc DeBlasio
August 16, 2014, Vicki and Marc were Client’s of Richard Karr
Natalie & Mike Bobrovsky -
Karr Professional Group came recommended to me by a colleague and I can't say enough about their outstanding service and professionalism. Too bad the highest rating is an “8” because I would have given them a "10". Both, Richard Karr and Randy Fullem, always made us feel that we were their most important client. We were lucky to have 2 excellent agents to work with. They were always available and provided timely feedback to help us find the perfect house. Their experience in working with other clients, including Sr. Executives who have relocated to the area was evident when it came time to recommend neighborhoods and give advice to someone who is new to Florida. I would highly recommend that our relocation company use Karr Professional Group for other clients
Thanks again for your help in making this a pleasant experience for us. We really enjoyed working and getting to know both of you. I will continue to recommend you to my co-workers and look forward to working with you in the future
Natalie & Mike
Jackie and Karl Barthel -
I just want to say how very much we enjoyed working with Karr Professional Group during our recent relocation to the Melbourne area. My husband and I have moved several times over the years, and we have worked with a number of realtors (many awful, and a few good), and I have to say that our experience with Richard Karr has been one of the best experiences (if not THE best experience) that we’ve had.
Richard began working with us before we arrived in town, setting up a search and answering questions about the various areas. Then, when we arrived for the home-search, Richard showed us a VERY large number of houses in a few days, giving us information about various neighborhoods and areas, and he listened to what we liked and didn’t like about the various properties. When it came time to make an offer, he had comps within a couple of hours, and we were able to get under contract within a day.
Richard always made us feel as if we were the most important clients that he had, and he followed up on that with excellent attention to detail during the entire process. He made the process run so smoothly that we were able to close a week early. And kudos go to R.J. as well – he was a pleasure to work with and was especially helpful in getting us information on the rules in the various HOA’s.
We highly recommend Richard Karr and the folks at Karr Professional Group.
-Jackie and Karl Barthel
Glenn Latta - President
Richard is the most knowledgeable and professional Real Estate agent I have ever worked with. He made the investment to understand our detailed needs and matched them exactly with a house we immediately knew was meant for our family. I highly recommend Richard as a sales or purchase agent.
August 14, 2012, Glenn was Richard’s client
Jerry Spruill -
Richard is one of the most professional and knowledgeable Real Estate agents I have ever dealt with. One of his key attributes is that he “anticipates” client’s needs and stays ahead of them during the entire process of searching/finding/closing on a property. *** Highly recommended ***
September 5, 2012, Jerry was a Client of Richard Karr
Taylor C. -
RJ Karr is an excellent Realtor and someone I would recommend to anyone who wants to find a great home. RJ knows the area, he knows the people, and after the first couple of visits he is able to gather a good feeling for what a buyer truly wants to find in a home. RJ is patient and allowed for me to make the decision on my own. I feel strongly that I made a smart decision in part to RJ's advice on the positives and negatives he viewed for each home, most of which I had no idea about. Overall, I have only positive things to say about RJ and my experience in finding my home.
Anthony & Valerie Esposito -
Karr Professional Group,
I would just like to let you know about are wonderful experience we had with your real estate agent Lucy Bierlein.
Upon my companies announcement that they would be relocating from NY to Melbourne, and our decision to accept the relocation, we needed to find a real estate agent in Melbourne to familiarize us with the area.
My relocation package required that we use certain real estate companies and lucky for us Karr was on the list. We came across Lucy from a co-worker of my wife who recommended Lucy to us.
We contacted Lucy and informed her areas and price range and type of homes we would be interested in looking at. We arranged a schedule with Lucy and she picked us up from the Hotel we were staying at. Upon our first meeting Lucy we were impressed at how well prepared she was with setting up all the homes in our areas of interest. Lucy literally spent two whole days with us driving from area to area, home after home. By the end of these two days we had a very good understanding of the Melbourne area. I would just like to thank Lucy for all her hard work in helping us make this very big decision in our families’ life. We have found Lucy to be a very down to earth person who really cares about her clients and strives to make sure we make an informed/ educated decision in purchasing a home in an area we had very little understanding of until now. Not to mention my wife Valerie I think has found a new friend in Melbourne along the way even before we actually have relocated.
In addition I have recommend Lucy to other coworkers who also have nothing but good things to say about Lucy and her expertise.
Anthony & Valerie Esposito
August 19, 2014, Anthony & Valerie were Client’s of Lucy Bierlein
Steve Spragins - Owner
Richard is a hard working, ethical individual who always does his best for his clientele, be they buyers or sellers. Richard is a highly focused and motivated individual which I could recommend without reservation.
August 14, 2012, Steve was Richard’s client
Ellen & Fred Hopps -
We are doing well and enjoying our Florida life. We have had no problems with the house or anything to date. I hope all is going great for you and that business is still going good. Almost everyone has moved in from NY, so you may be slowing down a bit.
We were only talking about you the other day and how lucky we were to have you to help us with our house hunting. I’ve heard some pretty bad experiences from some of the folks here. We both want to thank you so much for all your help and guidance in helping us pick the right house for us. This is our first house and It couldn’t be any better for us.
Thanks so much for your help, time, knowledge, and being a great person to deal with. You made the experience easy for us in making the right choice.
If you are ever in the area please pay us a visit.
Ellen and Fred
October 7, 2014, Ellen and Fred Hopps were Client’s of Richard Karr
David Sedgley - Sr. Program Manager
Harris Corp. and Scientific-Atlanta(CISCO)
I have worked with Richard over the past 7 years from very remote locations around the world due to my work. Richard did an expert property management job for me as well as working through a very complicated and drawn out home sale and then a vacant lot sale. Richard is a professional, is always there when needed, dependable, honest and fair in his dealings. Without Richard’s help, all of my real estate investments I made for retirement would have been lost! If you have any real estate needs call Richard, he is an excellent strategist and c-a-n and w-i-l-l help you!
August 19, 2012, David was Richard Karr’s Client
Elena & Chris McDougall -
My wife and I found Richard in 2011. At that time we were looking for our first home and didn't know exactly where to buy and things to look for. Richard gave us great advice on areas and things to look for in the properties he showed us. He listened to us and knew what we were looking for. After a couple of showings, We found our beautiful home at 1026 Morgan Cir! He was great at helping us with the negotiation process all the way to closing. we were amazed on how well they communicated with us. there was never a moment where we were not in loop on what was going on, or happening next.
It has been 4 years in this home and the need for a larger home has come. we did not hesitate to call Richard and his team of professionals to handle the sale of this home. They did so quickly and again, communication throughout the process was amazing! I think that I spoke with Randy (Richard's assistant) everyday. We look forward to working with Richard again!
Hodge & Stacey Gamble -
Robert was a hard worker. He put up with three days in a car with a wild three year old. Given the rapid selection time-frame we presented him with, the current market trends, and a difficult purchase because of a roof repair, Robert was the person for the job. We had our doubts when simply handed an agent, but Robert endured all the pains of the purchase with us and removed all doubts. My favorite moment was when he looked at our sellers and closing lawyer and said “Now, you have the Gamble’s check ready and in that package right?”. Allowing my wife and I to be cheerful and pleasant throughout the closing.
Scott & Carla Shaw -
Dear Mr. Richard Karr,
We wanted to take a minute to tell you about our great experience with Robert Beatty. We met Robert in November of last year and were immediately impressed with his calm, personable and professional personality.
We knew we were moving because of work and we were facing some real challenges, there was a good deal of remodeling that needed to be completed and I was working out of the state. After talking with Robert that first time I knew right away that he was going to make sure everything went well. He just gave me confidence that my family was in good hands and he proved that all along the way as he was right there with us the whole time while going through what turned out to be a longer than expected but extremely satisfying sale of our home.
We had completed the home remodel in the spring and shortly after Robert listed our home he had a buyer, that prospective buyer had a home inspection done and unfortunately found some things we needed to have repaired. Carla had already moved to Alabama and that’s when Robert took over. I scheduled the contractors to make the repairs and Robert would open the house, make sure it was locked at the end of the day and gave us progress updates as the work was being done. Robert worked his tail off for us and we listed our home again in September. And again shortly after it was listed Robert had another buyer and this time the home inspection was perfect, Robert was with us every step of the way and we closed at the end of October.
We’re not sure how this would have turned out without Robert but we are certainly sure it turned out this good because of Robert.
We would give the highest recommendation for Mr. Beatty to anyone needing to sell or buy a home. Robert is truly a caring professional who proved to be good friend to our family and a damn good man. He must be an extremely valuable member of the Karr Professional Group.
Sincerely & Respectfully,
Scott & Carla Shaw
David Hoffman - President/CEO
Omega Community Mgmt.
Richard has a very detailed knowledge of the real estate industry. Based on his years of experience, knowledge and desire to be the best at what he does, Richard is at the top of his profession. You can’t find a better advocate.
I have referred many friends and associates to Richard for as many years. Each referral has netted Richard a life time client. Richard is a real professional in the industry…
August 14, 2012, David was Richard’s client
Mike Spragins - Partner
Alliance Title Ins. Agency
I have worked with Richard Karr for over 25 years. He is one of the top tier in his profession for central Florida.
August 16, 2012, Mike was Richard’s client
Mary & Curtis Brotherton -
Buying a house, especially the first time, can be challenging. There are many steps after deciding which house to call home. When we placed our first offer on a house, we did so under the guidance of our Realtor, Robert Beatty. He seemed as upset as we were when we were outbid, but he quickly found a similar property to show us. Robert is professional and knowledgeable. His personality makes him a pleasure to be around and we felt he made time to answer the many questions we had as first-time buyers. He has a patient demeanor and that was helpful as we moved from shoppers to buyers and then to homeowners. We consider him more a Real Estate Concierge than a Realtor, because his knowledge of the market and his ability to escort us through the entire process felt seamless. Robert did far more than arrange for us to view houses. He answered our numerous questions and guided us through the process until we closed on our new home. We often called him after office hours and if he didn’t answer immediately, he soon returned our calls. We felt connected to him every step of the way. For us, that was important. It’s vital for a Realtor to know the areas the clients might be moving to. Robert knows Brevard County. Robert immediately put us at ease and if our questions ever vexed him, he never showed us. We were recommending him to family and friends before we closed on the house. After the closing, Robert followed up with us to be sure we were happy in our new home and continued to answer questions for us.
Mary & Curtis Brotherton
Vern and Elena Pigott -
John Krause was tremendous partner in finding and buying our home in Florida’s Space Coast and Brevard County.
Relocating from Arizona, we had the last quarter of 2016 to find a home and also avoid rising interest rates. John made this happen. Brevard County is a real challenge as it is relatively narrow east to west, stretches some 70 miles from north to south, and has beach, island, and mainland areas. Also, quiet living was a priority for us which meant not living too close to I-95 or the Florida East Coast Railroad. Once John knew what we were interested in, by listening to our needs, he researched multiple properties to show us from Mims to Sebastian and everywhere in between. We were very particular in what we wanted in a home but John persevered, never made us feel pressured, and actually made the process of finding a home fun.
John is incredibly genuine, down to earth, and cares about his clients. Communication was never a problem as John was very responsive by phone, email, or text. And, John did not disappear once the deal was made and was with us for the home inspection, final walk-through, and closing and was in constant contact with the title company, seller’s agent, and our lender which made the entire process smooth and painless for us.
If you are looking to buy or sell a property in Brevard County, do yourself a favor and reach out to John. It’s a no-brainer. Best of all, we not only found a new home but made a new friend in the process!
Vern and Elena Pigott