Homes by Karen Lum

Homes by Karen Lum 2nd generation Realtor, 20 yrs experience & ready to assist you w/one of the most important investments in your life. CalBRE#01216258
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Home buyers and sellers in today's competitive market need as much an advantage as possible to get the desired results. As a second generation Realtor, Karen has seen how real estate practices have evolved with the increasing use of modern technology by consumers. Her approach blends the most effective use of traditional practices with social media, online marketing and research, SEO, email, and text communications to get the very best results for her buyers and sellers. Even with technology to help streamline the buying and selling process, Karen firmly believes it's still a people-to-people business with each experience as unique as the home and people themselves. By carefully listening to and understanding her client's real estate goals, Karen customizes a plan of action and communication style to her client's preferences and busy lifestyle. She believes clients make better decisions when they understand the process and their options, and explains everything clearly and thoroughly. Her clients appreciate her attention to detail, up-to-the-minute communication, problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, tireless energy, and effective negotiation style that have been honed for over 20 years. These skills, along with her high level of integrity, have fostered clients' trust that she will always watch out for their best interest and to do the right thing. Whether purchasing a home for the first time, moving to a larger home, or selling a home to move to a different locale, she is here to assist with what is undoubtedly one of the most important investments in your life.

I had such a great time at Coldwell Banker's Annual Awards Gala held at The Westin St. Francis Hotel.  A special thank y...
03/26/2018

I had such a great time at Coldwell Banker's Annual Awards Gala held at The Westin St. Francis Hotel. A special thank you to all my 2017 clients and past clients' referrals who helped me achieve this wonderful accomplishment.

We've had so much rain!  It's a great time to collect this resource for our gardens.  What is your favorite method?
03/21/2018
23 Awesome DIY Rainwater Harvesting Systems You Can Build at Home

We've had so much rain! It's a great time to collect this resource for our gardens. What is your favorite method?

Want to collect rainwater at home and save money on water? Build one of these rainwater harvesting systems at home with barrels or tanks.

Today is the start of Oakland's Restaurant Week!!!  What a great way to try a restaurant that has been on your "must try...
01/11/2018
Oakland Restaurant Week

Today is the start of Oakland's Restaurant Week!!! What a great way to try a restaurant that has been on your "must try" list or to go back to one of your favorites! Do you have a favorite restaurant that's participating this year?

Celebrate one of the country's hottest culinary destinations January 11-21, 2018.

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season!
12/23/2017

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season!

Enjoyed some holiday cheers with work colleagues today.  A great way to catch up with everyone.  Cheers!
12/13/2017

Enjoyed some holiday cheers with work colleagues today. A great way to catch up with everyone. Cheers!

With the holiday season upon us, I find this special list helps keeps things in perspective.
12/09/2017

With the holiday season upon us, I find this special list helps keeps things in perspective.

Be present. Be the light.

11/23/2017
The Three Stooges

Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours!

In preparation for the Holiday dinner, Curly shows us the best way to stuff a turkey. Visit The Three Stooges website for more clips! http://www.threestooges.com

A great way to start my birthday weekend!  Tonight, Japanese BBQ.  Yum!  All about food, family & friends...
11/04/2017

A great way to start my birthday weekend! Tonight, Japanese BBQ. Yum! All about food, family & friends...

Have a safe Halloween!
10/31/2017

Have a safe Halloween!

10/30/2017
Creapills

Creative furniture concepts for inspiration. Which one can you see in your home?

Tout le génie des designers en une vidéo ! À partager 💡

Plus d’informations >> http://bit.ly/2fLnLhl

So heartbreaking to see the amount of devastation and loss...A great article on what to do before, during and after a wi...
10/10/2017
Wildfires | Ready.gov

So heartbreaking to see the amount of devastation and loss...

A great article on what to do before, during and after a wildfire.

This page explains what actions to take if you receive a fire weather watch alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a wildfire.Know your riskWildfires can occur anywhere and can destroy homes, businesses, infrastructure, natural resources,...

Angela, her mom and I met several years ago for our initial consultation.  I was thrilled when she called me back when s...
09/11/2017

Angela, her mom and I met several years ago for our initial consultation. I was thrilled when she called me back when she was ready to sell. With some strategic preparation, we were able to receive multiple offers for her parent's home.

It is always one of the most gratifying parts of my job to work with such nice people. Thanks you Angela for choosing me to be a part of such an important event in your life. #oakland #realestate

What a nice time out here in Pleasanton. Thank you Specialty. It's been a pleasure working with you again this year!
09/09/2017

What a nice time out here in Pleasanton. Thank you Specialty. It's been a pleasure working with you again this year!

Received 6 offers on Rubin yesterday! Yay!!!  Here's how happy my sellers sounded over the phone!BTW, National Dog Day i...
08/24/2017

Received 6 offers on Rubin yesterday! Yay!!!

Here's how happy my sellers sounded over the phone!

BTW, National Dog Day is this coming Saturday. Love to see a picture of your pooch...

3322 Rubin will be open today from 2-4:30 pm.  Hope to see you there!
08/20/2017

3322 Rubin will be open today from 2-4:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

Whew!  Recovering from a brisk open house yesterday. 117 people came through in 2 1/2 hours!!!What I can say about this ...
08/14/2017

Whew! Recovering from a brisk open house yesterday. 117 people came through in 2 1/2 hours!!!

What I can say about this house is that it can easily accommodate a large party with ease because of its great indoor-outdoor spaces. A wonderful home to entertain in.

Broker's tour today, 10-12 pm.

In this hectic world, it is wonderful to come home to this beautiful setting.  This home lets you unwind, reflect, recha...
08/07/2017
3322 Rubin Drive, Oakland - Presented by: Karen Lum - www.3322Rubin.com

In this hectic world, it is wonderful to come home to this beautiful setting. This home lets you unwind, reflect, recharge, dream, & appreciate nature's wonder. Come & discover this exceptional home this weekend....Sunday Open House, 2-4:30 pm. #oakland #realestate #midcentury #cottagegarden

3322 Rubin Dr Oakland, CA 94602, Exceptional Joaquin Miller Home, Presented by Karen Lum - Coldwell Banker www.3322Rubin.com

From sun up to sun down, my upcoming listing is the perfect place to recharge.  Stay tune for more details! #oakland #re...
08/03/2017

From sun up to sun down, my upcoming listing is the perfect place to recharge. Stay tune for more details! #oakland #realestate #englishgarden #woodlandsetting

Received multiple offers on my sweet Paloma house and should be closing in about a week. Whoo hoo!!!No slowing down in t...
07/24/2017

Received multiple offers on my sweet Paloma house and should be closing in about a week. Whoo hoo!!!

No slowing down in the summer months for buyers with close to 200 people through my open houses.

Are you thinking of selling? It's never too early to start planning and preparing! I'd love to help!

73 Tara Road in Orinda just closed!!! Over 400 people came through my open houses and we received 10 offers!Contact me i...
07/07/2017

73 Tara Road in Orinda just closed!!! Over 400 people came through my open houses and we received 10 offers!

Contact me if you want to know more details or are thinking of selling your home in the near future. It's never too early to get started.

Carol, thank you for your lovely testimonial. It was great working with you on preparing your dad's house for market. I wish you, Susan, and your dad all the best as you begin your new chapter together.
#orinda #realestate #midcentury

Excited!!! We are officially on the market! I hope to see you on Sunday, 2-4:30 pm! #oakland #crockerhighlands #lakeshor...
06/30/2017
www.833paloma.com

Excited!!! We are officially on the market! I hope to see you on Sunday, 2-4:30 pm! #oakland #crockerhighlands #lakeshoreavenue #grandavenue #lakemerritt #realestate #capecod

Such a pretty garden. This house will be on this weekend. Keep checking back...more to come. #oakland #realestate #crock...
06/28/2017

Such a pretty garden. This house will be on this weekend. Keep checking back...more to come. #oakland #realestate #crockerhighlands #lakeshore

Excited to be working on my new #Crocker listing.  It has great 1920's details and easy access to #Lakeshore shops & ret...
06/13/2017

Excited to be working on my new #Crocker listing. It has great 1920's details and easy access to #Lakeshore shops & retail.

Doing some prep work and can't wait to open the doors.

Stay tuned!

A welcome beverage after speaking to 149 people at my open house today.  Whew!  A great turnout!
06/05/2017

A welcome beverage after speaking to 149 people at my open house today. Whew! A great turnout!

Thank you Eichler Network!!!  While the article has a few inaccuracies, I appreciate 73 Tara Road being highlighted and ...
06/02/2017
Luscious Lee Listing - Page 2 | Eichler Network

Thank you Eichler Network!!! While the article has a few inaccuracies, I appreciate 73 Tara Road being highlighted and showcased to mid-century enthusiasts. I think the author did a wonderful job capturing the essence of why this home is so special. #eichler #realestate #orinda #onelevelhome

I will be open this Sunday if you want to see it in person!!! Stop by between 1-4 pm.

As a discerning practitioner of the Second Bay Modern movement, Lee built less than 100 homes in addition to a few churches and other dwellings. Several received national awards or other recognition, including 73 Tara Road, which graced the cover of a local real estate periodical called

Recovering from a long Memorial weekend?  Here's a little humor to enjoy as Warrior's Draymond Green takes a stab at sel...
05/31/2017
Would You Buy a Home From Draymond Green?

Recovering from a long Memorial weekend? Here's a little humor to enjoy as Warrior's Draymond Green takes a stab at selling real estate.

What do you think? Should he change careers? #realestate #warriors #draymondgreen #oakland

Realtor.com sent Warriors All-Star Draymond Green undercover, disguised as a trainee Realtor with Teresa Baum from Pacific Union International. Through hidden cameras around the home, watch the hilarity that ensues when "Ray" takes a group of unsuspecting home buyers on an open house tour in Oakland...

So excited that my new listing was written up in California Home + Design!!!Admittedly, it is a thoughtful design by Rog...
05/24/2017
Property | California Home + Design

So excited that my new listing was written up in California Home + Design!!!

Admittedly, it is a thoughtful design by Roger Lee which takes full advantage of the stunning 1.3 acre views. It has never been on the open market and after 59 years, it is available for those who want to own a part of architectural history!

I will be open this Memorial weekend. Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 pm. #midcentury #rogerlee #orinda #realestate

So excited to finally present this Roger Lee mid-century!  I will be open Memorial weekend, Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 pm. I...
05/22/2017
73 Tara Road, Orinda - Presented By: Karen Lum - www.73Tara.com

So excited to finally present this Roger Lee mid-century! I will be open Memorial weekend, Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 pm.

It has never been on the open market since 1958!!! I hope you will stop by and check it out! #orinda #realestate #midcentury #rogerlee #eichler #modern #architecture

73 Tara Rd Orinda, CA 94563 , Exceptional Orinda Home, Presented by Karen Lum - Coldwell Banker www.73Tara.com

I'm busy working on a cool mid-century home designed by Roger Lee.  If you are looking for a single story, #midcentury #...
05/09/2017
Eichler Network

I'm busy working on a cool mid-century home designed by Roger Lee. If you are looking for a single story, #midcentury #Eichler -esque home, this home is just under 2,000 square feet situated on approximately 1.3 acres.

I will be reaching out to this network for sure!

The Eichler Network serves owners of California's mid-century modern homes and MCM design lovers everywhere. LIKE our page for the latest on maintaining, renewing, and furnishing your Eichler or other MCM home.

05/05/2017
Somebody to Love (:60) - 2017 Coldwell Banker TV Commercial

So happy that Coldwell Banker is partnering up with Adopt-a-Pet again this year because EVERYONE needs a home. :)

At Coldwell Banker, our calling is to help people find a place to call home, and if love is what makes a house a home, this campaign highlights how even the ...

All I have to say is "wow"...Cool #Glenview house on tour yesterday. #oakland #realestate
04/26/2017

All I have to say is "wow"...

Cool #Glenview house on tour yesterday. #oakland #realestate

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6137 La Salle Ave
Oakland, CA
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