Full-Time Real Estate Professional servicing St. Louis, MO with the greatest sales in St. Louis County. My goal is to provide OUTSTANDING SERVICE to my clients that truly does "go the extra mile"..
Get to know Karol Plawsky
Karol Plawsky, GRI, e-PRO, RRES, SFR
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As a FULL TIME Realtor, I am dedicated to providing top quality service to all of my clients. Especially in today's real estate market, I feel it is imperative to be honest, professional, dependable, flexible, creative and knowledgeable. I don't just say it, I live it--every day. I have a passion for real estate--it isn't a chore for me to go to work every day because I LOVE what I do! It is a thrill for me to help others achieve their dreams. For a short time, I owned a design business that has proved to be a great compliment to my career. I often help Seller's stage their home through the eyes of a Buyer to help their home sell quickly and for top dollar. I have also been able to assist Buyer's envision the "bones" of a home and how it might function best for their needs. In addition to my career in real estate, I have over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing that have been extremely valuable when it comes down to negotiating the sale or purchase of your home. This is your biggest investment, and you should put it in the hands of someone with experience and success that will look out for your best interests. My focus is on YOU! What are your needs and wants? What is most important to you? I believe that listening is not just a skill, but an art. Listening is paramount in this business, not just during the negotiations, but every step of the way. I promise to listen to YOU!
WHY USE KAROL AS YOUR REALTOR?
Whether you are buying or selling a home, I have extensive experience in both capacities. If you are considering selling your home, my average time on the market for all homes I listed and sold last year was only 38 days! My buyers have included first-time home buyers, those wanting to up-size, the luxury home buyer, the empty nester desiring to down-size and those locating to St. Louis for the first time. Whatever your situation is, I will put my range of expertise to work for you. I am affiliated with the #1 office in the state of Missouri--we list and sell more homes than ANY real estate company in Missouri--and that translates into RESULTS for YOU!
Since today's housing market is technology-driven (close to 90% of all Buyers are searching for homes on-line), I believe it is essential to be on top of the latest trends. You deserve a realtor that is constantly striving to learn more in this ever-changing marketplace. Average and ordinary are NOT words in my vocabulary to define myself! Continuing education is essential in this business! So, what do all the letters behind my name actually mean to YOU?
First, I have earned my GRI (Graduate REALTOR Institute) designation which involved an intensive 90 hour course covering many subjects including: technology, contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance, and risk reduction. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recognizes a GRI as, "A top performer in the real estate industry who is dedicated to quality service and professionalism". My knowledge gained through this course has come into play many times in the real world of complex real estate transactions and has truly equipped me with an edge against the competition.
Along with my GRI, I have also completed my e-PRO Certification. NAR recognizes my e-PRO certification as, "One out of only 1% of the nation's one million realtors who has acquired the technology tools and skills to be differentiated against the competition with added strength in online marketing and sales skills." Since nearly 90% of consumers begin their real estate search online, this certification has given me the expertise to meet the demands of today's Buyers and Sellers. I will make sure that your home is marketed in a top notch fashion on multiple internet sights for maximum exposure.
In addition, I hold my RRES (Residential Real Estate Specialist) with Coldwell Banker Gundaker. This is an additional step in training that sets me apart as an expert in the residential marketplace. I am also honored to have been awarded Coldwell Banker Gundaker's "Outstanding Service Award" in September of 2007 in recognition of my dedication and superior level of service to my clients. St. Louis Magazine's independent study has also ranked me as a 5-Star agent in customer satisfaction in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively (only the top 7% of St. Louis Realtors are awarded this distinction).
In 2009, I received my SFR certification (Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource) from the National Association of Realtors. Considering today's housing market and economic climate, it is more important than ever that a Realtor understand how to navigate through the complex transaction of a distressed property and serve as a valuable and knowledgeable resource for Sellers and Buyers.
What truly matters after all the initials and designations? A personal connection and relationship with YOU! Buyers and Sellers need to have the confidence and trust that they are putting their largest investment in the hands of a professional who truly cares about THEM! My client's peace of mind through the stressful home buying and/or selling process is essential to me. As a past scout den leader, the motto, "Treat others the way you want to be treated," is my golden rule. If you're not ultimately happy in the end, I have not done my job. Let me put my passion and expertise to work for you TODAY!
I have a B.S. degree with honors from The Ohio State University. Over the years I have lived in Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Missouri has been my home for the past twelve years. My first Missouri home was in Wildwood and I currently reside in Creve Coeur. I love marketing all of the surrounding St. Louis area communities as well as the city. I love St. Louis! Before my career in real estate, I have experienced being a first-time home Buyer, built a new home, purchased two existing homes, extensively remodeled a home and sold three homes, all in different states! Being on the other side of the fence with the stress and emotions that go along with buying or selling a home, has given me personal insight into how my client's are feeling. I have truly walked in their shoes. This has certainly given me better insight and understanding into my client's perspective through the buying or selling process. In my spare time, I have been a parent volunteer for both the Rockwood and Parkway School Districts as well as three local private schools. I am an active volunteer for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Gateway Chapter. I am also a past member of the St. Louis Disability Association-I have a passion for helping children with disabilities succeed in school and in life. I have also donated my own hand-painted furniture to The Ronald McDonald Annual Auction for the past six years. When I am not painting furniture, I am gardening. I LOVE to garden and am working on expanding my perennial garden every year. I also love to cook and entertain (when I have time!) and am often standing over a hot grill coming up with new creations for friends and family. My devoted husband of over 25 years and my two incredible sons are my greatest fans. They support my real estate career 110% and are truly proud of my accomplishments and success. Who could ask for more?! I am truly blessed!!
WHAT KAROL'S CLIENT'S HAVE TO SAY...
"Dear Karol, Where do we begin? You have been extremely patient through this whole process getting us through some of the hardest times with such compassion and professionalism. We can never repay you for your kindness and generosity and undaunted support....We firmly believe we have our home solely due to your relentless diligence and expertise. Even now, you continue to keep in touch and have truly become a friend. You are awesome and we will highly recommend you to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home. .. The biggest blessing in this whole process has been getting to know you! Don and Angie
"Dear Karol, Thank you so much for the portrait of our home. It will have a special place and great meaning in our new home. Thank you, too, for the wonderful dinner you prepared for us...we could not have found a better, nicer, more caring realtor than you...you handled everything with such professionalism...and have truly become a dear friend in the process." Laurie & Earl
"Thank you for helping us find our first home! Being new to St Louis, it was wonderful working with you...you guided us every step of the way...we will certainly recommend you to others! " Mark and Kathy
"Dear Karol, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have worked with you in finding a home. Your hard work and diligence were greatly appreciated but it was your sincerity which I valued the most...Don't hesitate to call me to provide support to any of your young (yes, young) single female clients." Jennifer
"Thank you so much for all your hard work! Your professionalism and patience were an incredible example of how all realtors should conduct themselves. You only showed us properties that met our needs and didn't waste our time to look at homes that didn't work for us. Your attention to detail was excellent and you can count on us referring you to everyone we know! Dan and Barbara
"There are no words to express our thanks! You sold our home in a slow market in just 11 days! And when we thought we couldn't find our dream home, you did in just one week! We feel extremely grateful to have worked with such a knowledgeable realtor. You certainly went the extra mile---all the snacks and drinks, holding the baby, a gorgeous portrait of our home and the most fantastic home-cooked meal on our move-in day! It just doesn't get any better than that! We will be sure to highly recommend you to everyone we know." Brian and Christina
"It is my belief that the true litmus test of an outstanding Realtor is having clients that would use me again and again, as well as be excited in recommending me to their family and friends." Karol Plawsky
Karol Plawsky, GRI, e-PRO, RRES, SFR
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