Kara Thacker

Kara Thacker

Realtor® | DRE# 01271438
Experience
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Specialties

Relocation specialist, Investment property specialist, Buyer representation Seller representation

Education

Diablo Valley College
Cal State Long Beach
Client Testimonials

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"We recently worked with Kara on the sale of our condo in Oakland. To say selling a property during a global pandemic was a challenge, is a huge understatement. There were so many unknowns going in to trying to do this during an unprecedented time when the health of the world was in the forefront of everyone’s mind, and the economy both nationally and locally, was in turmoil and upheaval. We had been planning to retire and sell our home for a long time, so we were determined to move forward with our timeline. Kara was incredible through the whole process. While things were very different for her from an agent’s perspective, she remained determined and positive. She was creative in her marketing and her suggestions for us to generate interest. We were in touch with her on an almost daily basis and she did a great job of keeping us informed, positive and reassured that she would indeed find us a buyer. She explained things when they were unclear and helped us understand each step. True to her word and within only weeks of listing with her, we began to generate interest and very soon had an offer on the table. In our case, we had a buyer who, shall we say, was high maintenance. ; ) However, Kara was undeterred and did a great job of being accessible to the buyer’s agent and providing all the needed and requested information so as not to hold up the transaction. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional, determined, positive, creative and communicative agent to help us get our property sold. We would highly recommend Kara to anyone who is looking for the perfect partner for your real estate purchase or sale. 5 STARS to Kara Thacker!!!" - Leslie P.

"Kara incites enthusiasm amd honesty in every aspect of life - exactly what you need when making life changing decisions. You can trust her to guide you through this intimate, personal choice with grace and confidence; knowing the recommendations she makes are always the best for you." - Roxanne F.

"Kara's performance was stellar throughout the entire transaction. Every detail was meticulously reviewed and carried out with a great deal of integrity. I highly recommend Kara as a seasoned Real Estate Professional." - Isidro A.

"Not much to say other than Kara was great for us on a personal and a business level. She sold our house at a tough time for a good price and negotiated a great deal on our new buy. We love her." - Joe P.

"Kara has been an absolute lifesaver. This is my first time buying a home and Kara walked me through every step, every assessment, every document, and detour. I had no idea how complex this process was before I started it and I honestly could not have done any of it without Kara and all of her hard work and amazing referrals. She made herself available day and night, at all of the odd hours I was available, and made buying my first home a dream come true! It's lovely to work with someone who has such a passion for their business and all of the skills to 'get it done'. And done it (almost) is. I close on the sale next week." - Dion W.

"My husband and I worked with Kara to purchase our first home together in Berkeley. The Bay Area real estate market can be daunting and we so appreciated Kara's confident and knowledgable guidance through the process. She was flexible and accommodating while we explored neighborhoods and provided many helpful insights along the way. With her expertise and skills in negotiation, we were able to get the first house we bid on after a competitive bidding process. Thank you to Kara for helping us to get the home of our dreams (and for all the fresh veggies from her garden along the way)!" - Devin R.

"Kara was our agent on a home sale in Berkeley. She saw us through every stage of the process, from remodeling the home to ready it for sale, advising us on pricing, meeting with various vendors to help ready the property for sale, marketing, and helping us through dealing with challenging buyers. She is a great communicator, responding quickly to our correspondences, and talking frequently with buyers' agents when needed. She has a great can-do attitude and went above and beyond to secure the sale of our home." - Lea G.

"Kara was extremely helpful throughout our search for a new home. She guided us through neighborhood visits to get a feel for what areas would best suit our needs. Kara eagerly and thoroughly answered all questions and encouraged them at all times. During final negotiations, she gave us sound advice to help us secure our beautiful new home. " - Daniel C.

"We were referred to Kara by our landlord while we were still renting in SF. We decided to work with Kara after interviewing several agents. Kara was amazing from the get go. She was very sensitive to our needs and also very flexible with her appointments. She is very thorough with her due diligence when it comes to evaluating a prospective real estate property. It was a joy to visit protective homes (sometimes along with her lovely kids) and understand the nuances of real estate purchase. If you are looking for a true partner who would help you cross the finish line as your search for your "home sweet home", my wife and I can vouch for Kara who is just awesome and the BEST. Thanks Kara for everything and helping us find our lovely home. " - Abhijit C.

"Our family has been working with Kara for almost 2 years. Kara has been a steady, understanding, flexible and enthusiastic partner in our search. Of course, it's a challenge to purchase a home in East Bay. We've submitted a half a dozen bids and were beaten by cash offers and short closing dates. We were starting to think that it just wasn't in the cards for us. Kara kept our spirits up and ensured that we were up to date with the latest properties that might fit our needs. She shared her insights, experiences and learning from many years as a realtor. She listened to us as our understanding of our own requirements became clearer and more evolved during the process. Our family is based both in the Bay Area and also back east so she's had to manage communications across the country. I can happily report that, thanks to Kara, we finally were able to purchase a home in late May. Her persistence and assertiveness in working on our behalf helped us close the deal. I can wholeheartedly recommend Kara to anyone looking for an authentic real estate professional. I'm not an avid reviewer but felt compelled to share our high regard for Kara. Thanks! " - Jim Y.

"I have been fortunate to work with Kara recently on several deals. She is a wonderful communicator and always puts her clients' needs first. She is informed, knowledgeable and extremely honest. I'm looking forward to working with her again in the near future. " - Aisling F.

"We interviewed lots of agents before choosing Kara to represent us in a tough market. We are very picky with what and who we do business with and Kara came through with patience and diligence to find us our perfect home. Then her skills on negotiating and follow through and being able to compete with multi other offers to get us our dream home - well I really can't say enough about her. We HIGHLY recommend Kara for any buyer or seller. There are lots of choices out there, she's the obvious choice!" - Sharon F.

"Kara is such a professional! Experienced, honest, kind, a great negotiator really passionate about what she does. She helped us so much with buying our new home in Berkeley - we absolutely loved this house but thought it was out of reach. Kara was always available, gave great advice on market conditions, strategy financial matters. She knew when to step when to push forward... understood exactly what we were looking for from the start. She is very knowledgeable guided us through all the closing paperwork made some great recommendations. Such a great experience - we will always be so grateful to Kara." - Claire

"We interviewed lots of agents before choosing Kara to represent us in a tough market. We are very picky with what who we do business with Kara came through with patience diligence to find us our perfect home. Then her skills on negotiating follow through being able to compete with multi other offers to get us our dream home - well I really can't say enough about her. We HIGHLY recommend Kara for any buyer or seller. There are lots of choices out there, she's the obvious choice." - Adrienne

★★★★★
"We were referred to Kara by our landlord while we were still renting in SF. We decided to work with Kara after interviewing several agents. Kara was amazing from the get go. She was very sensitive to our needs and also very flexible with her appointments. She is very thorough with her due diligence when it comes to evaluating a prospective real estate property. It was a joy to visit protective homes (sometimes along with her lovely kids) and understand the nuances of real estate purchase. If you are looking for a true partner who would help you cross the finish line as your search for your "home sweet home", my wife and I can vouch for Kara who is just awesome and the BEST. Thanks Kara for everything and helping us find our lovely home." - Brooklyn

★★★★★
"I had the great pleasure of recently working with Kara for the purchase of my first home. She is very knowledgeable, patient with all my questions and resourceful. She has a great sense of what is going on in the current market and being able to give options and suggestions. This was very helpful for me. Highly recommend Kara as your Realtor." - Carole

★★★★★
"Kara was recommended to me by a friend when I was ready to buy my second home. I had had a negative experience with my previous realtor so I was a little bit wary of anyone else but Kara was a life saver. Kara was available day and night to answer any of my questions and always made me feel like I was her #1 client. I can admit now that I am a bit of a pain when it comes to my high expectations but Kara did not flinch. She is so kind and displayed such patience when guiding me and answering my 12,000 questions. Her professionalism left me feeling so at ease with what would otherwise be such a stressful process that I am happy to recommend Kara for anyone considering purchasing a home!" - Stephanie


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About
Kara is dedicated to making the sale of your home a wonderful smooth experience. Years of teaching prior to beginning her real estate career in 1999 provided Kara with the knowledge, skills patience to walk sellers buyers through the sometimes overwhelming process of a real estate transaction. This background has helped Kara obtains the best results for her clients. Her track record is complemented by the fact that ninety percent of her business comes from referrals from satisfied clients.

Real estate is definitely in Kara’s blood with her mother, aunt uncle who sell various areas of California. Traveling is a great passion. Having lived in Japan for three years traveled over 40 countries, Kara has a heightened awareness of the cultural subtleties of moving to a new neighborhood, state, or country. She is a resident of Oakland and understands investing in real estate. Kara’s own personal experience with purchasing and selling properties has provided significant insight for her clients. Kara is a committed professional and plans on being in this most intriguing industry for years to come.