Client Testimonials


09/29/2014 - tlcmcbride
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Abingdon, MD

Karen's detail and research even prior to signing the agent listing was very impressive. I have sold at least three properties before and never experienced this attention to detail and information. My house sold quickly and Karen's response was immediate through the entire process. She is very professional, very knowledgeable, and very well respected and known in her field. I would HIGHLY recommend her services. She definitely earned her commission!!


08/21/2014 - 9512ski

Sold a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $525K in Bel Air, MD.

Karen is by far the best agent I have ever worked with; her attention to detail is incredible and is available all hours of the day. I received email updates from her as early as 5:30 AM. Her knowledge of the area and professionalism are outstanding and most important, if she says she will do something, it gets done.
She walked me through the entire process and was always willing to answer any questions I had with patience and understanding; truly a blessing for me to have found her.

07/02/2014 - jteam10
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $425K in Abingdon, MD.

Karen was very professional in the way she handled every aspect of the sale of my home. She began by providing accurate ideas about the value, and strategies I should consider when ready to sell. When the time came to pull the trigger she knew exactly how to stage the home to get the highest value. The staging involved not just placing a few objects around the house, but staging by being 100% ready to hit the market at the right time, with all the marketing pieces in place to generate cross selling opportunities. When we finally launched the home for sale, we had an offer within 4 days. The sale closed within one month. She was tireless in following up and constantly kept me updated on what was happening. Let me put it this way; I am a commercial real estate broker and deal with large complex commercial transaction on a daily basis. But, when it came time to sell my own home, I listed with Karen. I wanted to make sure I had the best.

06/09/2014 - steve stutz
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Bel Air, MD.

Working with Karen Gaylord has been an excellent experience! Her professionalism is outstanding and you can tell she works extremely hard to do the absolute best for her clients. Not only is Karen's real estate knowledge amazing, but her overall financial background provides her with a great sense of understanding how best to work with you to appropriately price your home. Prior to selecting an agent, Karen met with my husband and I to walk us through how she manages her business...and it is a fantastic approach. It was quite evident prior to listing our home and throughout the showing process that Karen had an eye on all aspects of selling our home. We felt that was a huge advantage since there were no mis-communications along with way. I will strongly be recommending Karen...she gets the job done!

06/09/2014 - zuser20140609065228780
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Forest Hill, MD.

 Just wanted to say that it was great working with you both on the sale of our home. From the first time we met until the settlement date you both have done everything and more to get the deal done. The time frame was crazy (66 days from start to finish) but we made it work.  You could not have been more helpful and proactive and reactive at the same time. It has been a pleasure working with you and sad to say that our sales time is over but hopefully not our friendship. If i come across anybody trying to sell their home your name will be the first i throw into the ring. Once again both Pam and i are grateful for all of your help and hard work on this project.

06/05/2014 - zuser20140605064736928
Sold a home in 2014. 

For the past 20 years, I have been in the new home construction arena. When you sell a person a new home it is imperative that they are able to get their existing home sold. For this reason, I have relied on Karen Gaylord to get the job done. Karen brings her attention to detail, expertise in the Real Estate market, and innovative marketing skills to every home owner she represents. Hands down, my recommended Realtor!!

06/04/2014 - zuser20140512152951431
Bought a Townhouse home in 2012 for approximately $550K in Bel Air, MD. 

Karen was thoughtful and prompt in her search for my home and my specific needs. She was thorough in her knowledge of the area and honestly, made a very stressful process as easy as it could be. Should i need to move again, i would not hesitate to contact Karen for my real estate needs.

06/04/2014 - zuser20140207154830495
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Bel Air, MD.

When we made the decision to sell our home, we interviewed three highly respected agents and selected Karen Gaylord. From the moment we met her, her professionalism and expertise were evident. She came to the initial appointment with detailed information about the current real estate market including numbers about days on the market, sales in our price range, and comps that demonstrated her in depth of knowledge of our neighborhood and those that are similar.
One of the most useful services she offered was that of hiring a talented stager who came into our home and offered valuable advice on furniture placement and neutralizing our home, including help with choosing paint colors. I think the help of the stager was very valuable in getting the house ready to go on the market.
Karen also hired a professional photographer whose pictures greatly enhanced the online listings where so many people find homes. The photos were also used to create a fine brochure for people who came through the house and an electronic file that was sent to other agents and potential buyers. Her marketing skills are superior.
We did nearly everything that was suggested to prepare our house. We got a solid offer within a week of listing. I cannot say enough good things about Karen Gaylord.

01/09/2014 - MarkWillard9 

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Bel Air, MD.

We have called Karen numerous times over the last 7 years. She helped us with the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. Recently she helped market and sell a home that had been in our family for almost 60 years. She also helped my father sell his home and buy a condo in the Bel Air area. I wouldn't call anyone else other than Karen if we had family or friends looking to buy or sell a home. In fact, we have recommended her to a number of friends. She had excellent ideas regarding upgrades and staging the homes we have sold. Her website presentation and brochures of the home were professional and very well done. She is readily available (even answered calls and messages while on vacation) and answered all of our questions - was with us every step of the way to include sitting through closing. Extremely glad that we have a trusted person to call with any of our real estate needs,

01/09/2014 - mirhuddleston 

Sold a Townhouse home in 2009 in Bel Air, MD.

I have worked with Karen on several real estate transactions including selling, buying and renting homes. Karen is honest and forethcoming. She responds to all questions and concerns in a timely manner. I have recommended Karen to several of my friends. Those that have used her were very happy! She is well respected in the community and has a good understanding of the real estate market as well as the financial issues involved with buying and selling a home.


01/05/2014 - rhodges1 

Sold a home in 2011.

Karen has been a pleasure to work with when selling 2 house's, 1 an estate and 1 personal property. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail is second to none. I would recommend Karen to anyone who want's a professional to handle their Real Estate needs.

01/06/2014 - TomTrzeciak 

Bought a home in 2013.


I cannot say enough good things about our interaction with Karen! Karen helped us from beginning to end and without her I think my wife and I would have lost our minds. In fact she even assisted the sellers in the 11th hour of the transaction to get the deal done. If you are looking for someone that is knowledgeable about the market and will dot every I and cross every T, then you need to hire Karen. I promise you, you will not be disappointed!

1/05/2014 - johnnyt1408 

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $500K in Bel Air, MD.

Karen not only showed her knowledge during the negotiation and sale of my house(s) but the professionalism in her getting each house READY to put on the market was definately a cut above the other realtors that I personally know. She goes above and beyond the scope to which you would expect a realtor to display.

01/11/2014 - user71267281 

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Bel Air, MD.


Karen has helped my husband and me with the purchase of 2 homes and the sale of 2 homes. I cannot say enough about her professionalism, honesty, integrity, patience and persistence. Buying and selling real estate is often stressful, but Karen has a special way of making everyone feel calm through the process. Her relationships with other realtors is solid and she seems well-respected among her peers. Karen always listens closely to our needs and always gives us the feeling that she "has our backs." I have recommended Karen to friends and family and they have had similar experiences. I will continue to use Karen for all of my real estate needs in the future.… 

01/13/2014 - raniadams

Sold a home in 2012.



Karen's high level of professionalism, knowledge, and integrity were evident as early as our first meeting. She provided a comprehensive market analysis, as well as repair and staging recommendations designed to minimize time on market and maximize profitability. Her professional background in finance and accounting is a bonus for clients, and easily complements her real estate expertise. She guided me through my first-time home-selling experience with patience, understanding, generosity, and kindness. Karen is very communicative, and responds very quickly to inquiries. Her dedication led me to the settlement table merely 90 days after she listed my townhome. (Average time on market was 120 days in spring 2012.) I have recommended Karen to other sellers, and will continue to do so without hesitation

Highly likely to recommend

01/16/2014 - jandm murphy

Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $450K in Bel Air, MD.


The only way to describe Karen as a realtor is "Wow". We were absolutely delighted with every aspect of our dealings with Karen. She got us 4 full price offers on our home within 72 hours of being on the market. Karen got us more money for our house than we expected. I would highly recommend Karen as a realtor without any reservation. You can not ask for a better realtor or a nicer person. Karen is a true professional.






01/10/2014 - mejeruzal Sold a Single Family home in 2014 in Bel Air, MD.

 Karen is truly an exceptional realtor. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy, organized and thorough. In addition, Karen is down-to-earth and sincerely FUN and upbeat to work with. My spouse and I are a bit "hard to please" (not a good trait, I'm sorry Karen). We have worked with Karen on several occasions, as both buyers and sellers, and we have never been anything but thoroughly impressed with every single aspect of every dealing. We are fully aware that Karen has many clients, but I have sincerely felt as if we are her only client when working together, due to her responsiveness, attention, and complete dedication. Karen, you set the bar high, and we are honored to work with you now, and every opportunity in the future. Melissa J

THE GAYLORD GROUP, c/o Cummings & Co Realtors
Realtor, CPA, CLU, ChFC, CDPE

111 Fulford Avenue
Bel Air, MD  21014
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