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Karen Lithgow

Karen Lithgow

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Your Vintage Home Specialist of Alameda!

I'm a longtime resident of Alameda; buying a run-down, multi-unit Victorian in 1990 with my husband and lovingly restoring it to its former glory. I've since bought, fixed up, managed and sold a variety of homes and residential income properties throughout Northern California. My greatest passion now is helping others find their dream property, whether it's an existing sparkling gem or diamond in the rough; ready for your creative polish. If you are looking to sell your residence, I can help you prepare your home to show off its finest features and create an effective marketing plan. My work with Alameda's Architectural Preservation Society and Local Government Relations Committee keeps me involved and informed with issues involving vintage and contemporary real estate.

My affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway gives me the ability to offer cutting-edge, quality services to clients, helping you to achieve your goals quickly. This, in conjunction with my experience in buying and selling real estate and background in a broad range of asset finance transactions, allows me to thoroughly assess your needs and negotiate the best deal possible. I work hard to identify and fix problems to create a smooth real estate experience.

Alameda is a special place, getting better all the time, and our charming tree-lined streets, eclectic architecture and entertainment and proximity to downtown San Francisco make this a rather perfect place to live. Please call me soon to let me know how I can help you.

Click Here to see how I got my start on Victorian restoration PreservationAward

Awards and Education

2017 Berkshire Hathaway Leading Edge award winner - top 8% of sales

Senior Real Estate Specialist designation

Luxury Collection Specialist

1999 Historic Preservation Award from Alameda Architectural Preservation Society for restoration of an Alamedan Victorian

BA in Economics/Mathematics from UC Santa Barbara

MBA from Northwestern University

Associate Degree in Computer Animation from the Center for Electronic Arts, San Francisco


Alameda Architecural Preservation Society - board member

Local Government Relations Committee

Alameda Chamber of Commerce

Alameda Association of Realtors

California Association of Realtors

National Association of Realtors

CalBRE# 01984101

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Response Date: Aug 2017
- D.S., Buyer