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Karin Gillette

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Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Referrals

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""Karin, We can’t thank you enough for all of the help you have given us over the last couple of months. When LS was first connected with you, I remember him saying, “Karin is the right agent. She will be great to work with if we decide to move.” You certainly did not disappoint. We said countless times that you were so patient and we never felt rushed. You went above and beyond to get us into the properties you thought we would like, whether it was a ‘zoom’ call or last-minute in-person appointment. You are very professional, kind, and hard-working. Thank you for helping us find a “Southern” style house that we can make our new home. Thank you as well for all the guidance you provided along with house contacts and contractors. We also can’t thank you enough for all the goodies for the kids. You certainly did not need to spoil us, but it made a very welcoming arrival to FL!" " - Lauderdale Harbor, Fort Lauderdale

"If I had to sum up Karin Gillette in one word, I would say - "ROCKSTAR!" We have bought and sold a number of properties over the years and worked with a number of top notch agents - Karin was the best of the best! We were an out of state buyer, unfamiliar with the Fort Lauderdale area and Karin took the time to familiarize us with the areas, explaining the differences between each location. She took the time to really understand what we were looking for in a home and when it came time to show us around, she nailed it! There was never any pressure. Everything was on our schedule. And she was available at all hours (different time zones) to answer our calls and texts. When it came time to make the purchase, she literally handled the transaction for us - representing us through some sticky negotiations, handling our inspection, answering a myriad of questions, providing references for service providers, and always putting us first. She is a true professional! She is an expert in her field! Karin is amazing to work with! It was truly our pleasure to be her client. " - Lauderdale Harbor, Fort Lauderdale

"I would highly recommend working with Karin Gillette, especially if you are relocating to South Florida. I had the pleasure of working with Karin on the purchase of our new home in Rio Vista. My fiance and I were relocating from Philadelphia for my career and we were unfamiliar with the Fort Lauderdale area. Karin made us feel right at home! As a Florida transplant herself, she understood the challenges that lay ahead. She pinpointed and clearly communicated the many nuances of the South Florida real estate. She quickly grasped our preferences and led us down the right path to our dream home. Karin was able to help secure the home at a fair price. I would highly recommend working with Karin! " - Rio Vista, Fort Lauderdale

"Karin Gillette secured us the only house we really wanted, off market, at a fair price. We were relocating our family from, Greenwich, CT, and she worked tirelessly with us, over close to one year, to find and show us every house on the market that was in our price range. Karin gave us the confidence to aggressively pursue our home, which was not on the market, in this crazy time of COVID. After our offer was accepted, Karin guided us smoothly through a complicated process. We are so lucky and grateful to have Karin as our broker and now as our good friend! " - Coral Ridge, Fort Lauderdale

"Karin Gillette was exactly what I needed when I decided to list my home. She gave me some great decluttering tips and painting recommendations. We also decided to stage the house, which she handled from start to finish, in the end, was money well spent. She had beautiful pictures and a video taken for the listing, and my house sold very quickly (multiple offers), in spite of the global pandemic. Through the process, Karin kept me informed on all the necessary details and was extremely responsive. She made the process super easy, as she is knowledgeable and straightforward with her clients. I highly recommend Karin for all of your real estate needs." " - Seven Isles, Fort Lauderdale

""Karin was a pleasure to work with on my new home purchase. This is my second transaction with Karin, and she did not disappoint. At every step of the buying phase, Karin was on top of every detail and made sure all parties involved followed a strict timeline to coordinate a timely closing. She works very diligently to get the best outcomes for her clients, and it shows. Thank you so much, Karin, for your expertise, kindness, and professionalism. It was a pleasure working with you again!" " - Idlewyld, Fort Lauderdale

""Working with Karin was not only a pleasure but she made the whole process of selling one home and buying another seamless. Karin knows Fort Lauderdale inside and out. She is detail oriented and takes care of things you never even thought about! Karin not only sold our house quickly but she helped us find the new perfect home! We have worked with many realtors over the years and Karin is by far the BEST! Always going the extra mile, always detailed oriented, always thoughtful, and always there for you. Thank you Karin!"" - Idlewyld, Fort Lauderdale

""My wife and I were new to Florida and did not have the knowledge of the Fort Lauderdale area. After deciding to find a location in Fort Lauderdale to build and retire, we met Karin Gillette. We had never met and had only spoken briefly over the phone. On our initial visit she was extremely accommodating. Without asking, she took the initiative and toured us all around Fort Lauderdale, showing us all the hot spots and entertainment areas along with the different residential communities. After spending the day with Karin we had a great understanding of the city. We were able to locate and place an offer in 3 days. Through her professionalism and easy going personality we were able to navigate and close on escrow on the house after a difficult negotiation. She made the entire process very comfortable and much less stressful. Also us being out of town, Karin, without being asked, was very generous and helpful in volunteering her time to make sure the house was secure in advance of hurricane Dorian. We recognize that she went well out of her way to be a good person and very helpful to others. We are grateful to have Karin Gillette as our real estate professional!" " - Las Olas Isles, Fort Lauderdale

"We listed the sale of our home, in Idlewyld, with Karin and realized, without a question, she was the one! If you are looking for a realtor, you should definitely hire Karin Gillette. Karin knows how to "take care of people." She is professional, prompt, knowledgeable, reliable ... never pushy! I rarely write reviews but had to share my experience as it has been superb! " - Idlewyld, Fort Lauderdale

""Karin, we can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us. Your help was invaluable to us during our relocation move and we could not have made our way through the process without you! It was such a pleasure working with you and we can’t wait to get settled and explore all the area has to offer." " - Rio Vista, Fort Lauderdale

""We had a wonderful experience with Karin throughout the entire process of searching for, and eventually purchasing out home. She was extremely professional and very knowledgeable about specific areas and neighborhoods we were interested in. Karin went above and beyond, always willing to help in any way. We wouldn’t hesitate to call on Karin in the future and highly recommend her services!" " - Lauderdale Harbor, Fort Lauderdale

About Karin
Karin Gillette has been a key member of Liz Caldwell Group for the past fourteen years, buying and selling luxury homes in Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding communities. As one of South Florida’s top producing teams and recognized as LCG's Top Agent for 2022,  Karin continues to be an essential contributor to Liz Caldwell Group’s success in generating more than $1 billion in sales over the course of the years.

It was in 1994 that Karin relocated from the suburbs of Philadelphia to the North Shore of Chicago and first discovered her passion for real estate, launching her career with Koenig and Strey Realtors in Glenview, Illinois. Following a six-year expatriate experience in Asia, where she worked in Singapore while raising her family, Karin returned to the United States, and fully re-committed to the industry, joining Liz Caldwell Group in 2009. 

Through a combination of personal experience, natural intelligence and easy approachability, Karin has earned her reputation as someone who is equally a joy to work with as she is effective. The job is about results, as well as about the people and the relationships, and ensuring a positive experience. Her ability to listen and respond to her clients’ needs enables her to pinpoint their goals to create a strategy to get her buyers and sellers where they want to be! Utilizing her resources and global network of influence, Karin has all the tools to list and sell your home. She is well acquainted with and specializes in today’s global trend of relocation and the desire for multiple homeownership. A long list of repeat and referral clients that she calls friends is both testament to and reward for her continuing dedication and integrity.

In 2005, embracing the South Florida lifestyle, Karin and her family relocated to Fort Lauderdale’s Idlewyld Community, where she is actively involved in her neighborhood and is a member on the Idlewyld Board.  They are members of the Lauderdale Yacht Club and enjoy boating, fishing, tennis, and TV binge watching.   Her oldest son graduated from and sailed for Villanova Business School and Saint Thomas Aquinas High School. Her younger son graduated from and played lacrosse for Cardinal Gibbons High School, and attends Florida State University. Karin supports the ALS Foundation, Saint Jude's Children's Research, and Food and Allergy Research.

Karin Gillette’s Listings

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