I began my career with Sotheby’s in the Chicago area, with a shift to real estate when the international art auction began marketing luxury homes through local real estate companies. I moved from the corporate side of Sotheby’s International Realty to sales in the Chicago area high end market, where I obtained my Illinois broker’s license. I still have extensive connections with my Illinois colleagues and retain an active license for that market. Additionally I have recently earned my Professional Property Stager designation. This is a very important part of what we do to help sellers bring their homes to market, and it’s exciting to see the transformations!
I have made Scottsdale my home in recent years, and like Sally I truly love this part of the Valley, enjoying time with my husband, sons and our Chocolate Labrador Bo and our new Silver Labrador Sammy! I bring to Cashman Partners nearly 30 years in the business concentrating on client relationships, connecting people with properties, and creative marketing expertise.
Associate Broker, Professional Property Stager, Certified Relocation Specialist
Karen’s Client Reviews
My wife and I have recently experienced a most welcomed and unique situation in the real estate realm. For the second time in three years we’ve been fortunate in having Karen Nychay as our real estate agent. We first came to appreciate her abilities when we purchased our home in Carefree, AZ. Her knowledge of the area, coupled with a hands-on understanding of house construction and maintenance, resulted in our trouble-free purchase. Her prediction of property appreciation and future market appeal was spot on when, three years later, we planned to sell and relocate out of state.
During our first AZ real estate endeavor, Karen was “assigned” to us through the USAA Real Estate Rewards Network. This time, however, we requested her as our agent. Her immediate response to our request was to arrive at the house, assess our property, listen to our wishes, and aggressively take the necessary actions to successfully market the property. We put our full trust and confidence in Karen’s expertise, abilities and advice. She made recommendations on the preparations, staging and all other issues associated with home marketing. The most critical area in which she excelled was establishing a listing price. Her extensive knowledge of the current real estate climate and her ability to place our house in the proper segment was, quite frankly, incredible! As previously stated, we put our trust in Karen and followed her recommendations but felt that her recommended list price might be quite overstated. To make a short story even shorter, the first couple to view our house on the first day it was officially on the market made, essentially, a full-price offer the next morning. The ensuing closing period was uneventful and on time, thanks to Karen’s oversight, positive relationship with the buyers’ agent and ability to stay in front of the process.
As we look back on our many house-buying and selling experiences over the past 40 years, we feel very fortunate that Karen was available to represent us on these most recent transactions. If only she were there for the first twenty five!
Karen, Lynn and I want to thank you for your efforts during our recent house search and purchase. From day one, you went above and beyond what we had expected from a realtor. This wasn’t our first “rodeo.” In our twelve real estate transactions over the years, this one was, by far, the most efficient and trouble-free for us. I attribute this entirely to your knowledge of the real estate market, laws and intricacies of a transaction. Thank you, also, for your willingness to monitor our new home during our absence. Knowing you are “with us” during our cross-country move has made our situation much more bearable! We have not only found a true real estate professional but we have also found a new friend. – CDR Ron & Lynn
Our adventure of finding our new home began with an open house, a greeting from Karen with a warm smile and a friendly hello. From the beginning of our search to the closing of our home, Karen was always there. We have moved many times in our life, but we have never had a real estate person so dedicated to helping us in all aspects of the search. Karen went beyond the call of responsibility to make this process exciting and fun. Karen is a true professional with great knowledge in every aspect of the real estate market/transaction. Karen creates a warm environment and welcoming atmosphere that gives you the feeling you are her only client. She spends as much time with you as you need to feel comfortable with your decisions. Karen goes out of her way to help you gather information and guides you through the entire process with her vast experience. The most rewarding part of this new-found relationship is that it doesn’t end with the close of the house. Karen continues to be there for us to answer questions and help in any way she can. We can’t imagine buying or selling another home without Karen. – Larry & Carol
Lori and I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the excellent service and professionalism you provided when finding us a home. You were extremely patient and responsive throughout the process. We will definitely refer our friends and family to you. – Jeff & Lori