What Clients Are Saying

Excellent service, too often elusive amidst our rush culture and increasingly impersonal interactions, offers a wonderfully refreshing and comforting surprise when in comes along. Kara Welliver provided just that type of hands on, personalized service, especially appreciated during the stressful and emotional challenges of selling a cherished home and finding another. Our longtime realtor, “stuck” in New Zealand due to the Covid crisis, recommended Kara. We are so glad she did. Kara remained well informed and resourceful, insanely accessible, communicative, and professional throughout our transition from Long Beach to Solvang. And when our emotions got the best of us, she calmed our nerves with her experienced and thoughtful insights. Her network of professionals provided exceptional service as well, so vital to smooth and accurate real estate transactions. Kara bakes a tasty cookie, too, and we made a friend in the process! What could be better? We wholeheartedly recommend Kara’s excellent and caring services – five stars, without question. Kent Lockart and John Royce Solvang, California

Kent Lockart and John Royce

I met Kara at the gym and we became instant friends. After some time I asked her if she wouldn't mind showing my mother some properties as she was selling our family home in Northern California and wanted to purchase something with a view. As I have come to know Kara she is very patient and a perfectionist so I knew she would be perfect for the task of helping my mother and ultimately my family make a decision on this purchase. A lot of personalities involved but Kara took it all in stride and dealt with all the craziness that can sometimes come with that. She did everything from start to finish to make sure my Mom purchased the home of her dreams. My Mom now enjoys her stunning ocean view home and happily greets Kara on her regular cookie pop by's. Words cannot say enough about the professionalism and “love” that came from this interaction.

Valeri Zari Buyer

I was so grateful to be introduced to Kara by my Aunt Bette, who enjoyed a very successful career in real estate, and chose Kara to partner with, as she was nearing retirement. That was the highest recommendation for a real estate professional anyone could've given me. Since that time, Kara has represented my wife and I on a number of transactions. We have purchased, sold and leased property with one thing in common, Kara was on our team. She has rolled up her sleeves and worked long hours to clean, perform preliminary inspections, stage and have properties professionally photographed prior to listing for lease or sale. Her network of industry professionals to assist her in promoting properties are amazing. Even in the challenging times we faced this past year, the professional photography and virtual videos she organized, made the properties safely accessible to potential tenants and buyers. Have you ever heard the expression, "if you want to get something done, give it to a busy person"? Kara is that person! She works tirelessly and diligently for her clients' best interests. She is also a tremendous resource! When we were recently presented with an opportunity to purchase a vacation rental, we immediately called Kara, who promptly ran the comps for the property we wanted to purchase as well as those properties which needed to be sold to make the deal happen. We decided that using Harcourts Live Auction was a unique method to drive traffic to the homes which needed to be sold, and we received multiple "auction ending" offers! We even set a new sales record in the Faire Harbour community! Which by the way, was "fair" as it is an amazing property! With her guidance and support, our dream property is now ours' to use, rent and share with family and friends. Even after the transactions were completed, Kara remains a huge advocate and resource. In fact, I think iPhone needs a "Kara" app, where we can each benefit from her wealth of information, right at our fingertip

Sherry Bates and Christie Forman

I have collaborated with Kara on Real Estate transactions for over a decade. As a professional partner, she’s very knowledgeable and strives to be both current and relevant to her clients. She is always looking out for the best interests of others, both personally and professionally. Kara is also a wealth of resources within the scope of property ownership, taxes, trusts, and probate. Even if you’re not buying or selling currently, she can probably point you in the right direction with a professional partner to meet your needs. Christopher Scott Old Republic Title Insurance

Christopher Scott Colleague

Kara is AMAZING! She is responsive, kind and very professional. She has excellent follow through that goes beyond normal expectations. My experience working with her during the home sale process was outstanding! My experience working with her after the sale has been just as good. A year after my wonderful experience working with her I had reached out for some documents. She responded within a few hours and got me what I needed the next day. I no longer live in the area but if you are looking for someone to sell your home or help you buy a new one, Kara is who you want. There is no better representative to have on your side!

Robert Lusk Seller

Kara is AWESOME! She worked so hard on our behalf to sell our home, which was challenging as we lived in a challenging neighborhood. She gave us great advice on making our home appealing to prospective buyers and our house sold quickly. She worked tirelessly to find us a new home that fit our needs, listening to what we were looking for and what we wanted to avoid. She would often steer us away from neighborhoods that she knew, having listened to us, we would not be happy in even though we may have liked the house. She knew better. We are so glad we listened to her because we are now in a house we love and a beautiful neighborhood. I would most definitely recommend her!

Shauna Hermes and Michael Gordon

Kara was amazing to work with and made the process of buying my first home seamless. She was always available to answer questions and alleviate concerns, which took away a lot of the stress of buying a home. She went out of her way to work with me and still does to this day even though escrow closed five months ago. Kara is incredibly professional, personable and knowledgeable, and I highly recommend working with her if you are looking to buy a home.

Saleem Razaqui Buyer

Subject: Exceptional Service as a California Residential Realtor I have had the pleasure of working with Kara Welliver as a Residential Realtor for the past 17 years. During this period, she has always separated herself from others as a Highly Competent, Energetic and Personal Residential Realtor. She has always supported my clients, friends and family throughout Southern California with the routine as well as highly complex and challenging transactions. She uses her vast experience and persistence to alway meet or exceed client's personal goals and financial objectives. I feel very confident in saying that Kara is in the elite top 1% of all my past and current Realtor relationships. Sincerely, Don Formiller Sr. Loan Consultant C2 Financial Corporation (760) 686-3481

Don Formiller Colleague

Kara Welliver worked as a real estate agent for over 16 years. I purchased my home in Long Beach with Kara as my realtor in June 2012. I was extremely happy to have her represent me! Kara is the consummate professional. She is thorough, reliable, trustworthy, and extremely knowledgeable with regard to home selling and buying. Kara provides all of the necessary information to her clients and is able to make purchase and sale transactions seamlessly. Recently, I relocated to New Mexico and with Kara’s expertise, I was able to sell my home in Long Beach without any complications or worries.

Barbara Lawrence

May 6, 2020 To whom it may concern: I met Kara Welliver at an open house in Dana Point and was immediately drawn to her open, warm and friendly manner. She sensed my interest in the unit and I toured it several times, but it was not to be. I was disappointed but was assured that there may be a better home or apartment around the corner. After walking through quite a few properties, we did find a condo which met my expectations. She continued to toil tirelessly on my behalf, worked with the escrow company in every way to finalize the sale. Meanwhile, she kept me informed of its progress. Also happily printed numerous documents that I needed for my files. Kara is very knowledgeable on all aspects of real estate, follows through on any request or questions you may have, exudes confidence and best of all, always has a positive attitude . Not only is Kara an excellent agent, but also a great friend. Miriam Whatley Laguna Sur Laguna Niguel, CA

Miriam Whatley Buyer