Arch City Homes Listings
Who Runs Arch City Homes?Karen Goodman is a St. Louis real estate agent affiliated with Circa Properties. Karen created Arch City Homes in 2007 as a way to promote her client’s homes for sale, along with sharing information with buyers, sellers and St. Louis residents.
Years in Real Estate
2015 Sales $$$
Career Sales $$$
It’s All About Results!
- Listing Successfully Sold 92%
- Fired Karen and Hired Another Agent 0%
- Sold with 0-1 Price Reductions 82%
- Accepted Contract in 0-60 days 72%
If you need a realtor, you should hire Karen! She has assisted me over the years buying/selling 3 homes in different areas of St. Louis. She’s extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the business. She’s responsive and gets things done on time. Difficult buyer or seller? No problem – I’ve had both, and she’s handled each situation with grace, resolving the problem so as not to delay closing. She also has a good network of contractors who can help with repairs for selling and after buying. A great all around resource. And she fosters homeless dogs!
Posted on Zillow and Realtor.com
Karen is a top notch real estate agent. She sold our U. City house this past spring (2016) that was located in a flood plain. In trying to find a real estate agent, she was the only one who had recently sold a house in a flood plain and had confidence on current pricing and marketing for a house with this particular characteristic. Karen was attentive every step of the way, her response time was on point, she was available to get contractors into the house if our schedules wouldn’t allow us to get there, and is extremely knowledgeable in every way you need an experienced real estate agent to be. We followed her suggestions, and our house sold in under 2 months. Thank you, Karen, for an outstanding experience.
Posted on Zillow
We moved from another state and finding Karen was the best part of our experience. She is very knowledgable of the area and knows the ins and outs of reality. Once we found the home we wanted, she took care of all the negotiations. If we had questions she was always there to answer them for us. She made our home buying experience a great one and would use her again if the need arises. We would highly recommend her.
Posted on Zillow, Realtor.com and Yelp
This review can by summarized with my saying that Karen Goodman is the most knowledgeable, professional, and ethical realtor I have ever worked with. She recently sold my townhouse in a tough market . She accurately gauged the market and drew up a plan. She made solid suggestions in staging my home with the furniture I already had, and posted photos so beautiful I started to have second thoughts about selling! She guided me through the myriad of hoops a seller has to jump – from disclosures to inspections to repairs to permits. Easy to talk to with great insight into both buyer and seller, she was calm, even encouraging me to delay lowering my price when I was getting nervous. Who has ever heard of a realtor doing that? I can, without hesitation, recommend Karen to anyone looking for an honest, hard-working, intelligent, and delightful agent.
Posted on Realtor.com
I first talked with Karen by phone in 2012 regarding the condo market following the economic downturn that began in 2008. Karen recommended that I wait to list my condo. In late 2014, I contacted her again and we proceeded to prepare the property for sale. It was listed in March 2015 and sold in September 2015 in a very tough market for the development the condo was in. Throughout this time, Karen demonstrated that she is an outstanding real estate professional. Thoroughness, detailed oriented, very objective, and an excellent communicator were all traits that Karen exhibited. She always kept our interests foremost in her approach, at one time suggesting that my wife and I consider taking the property off the market when it wasn’t receiving much attention. I highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for a professional in whom they can have a high confidence.
Posted on Realtor.com
We could not be more satisfied with our experience with Karen. As my husband and I prepared to sell our first home we were a bit overwhelmed. There were so many questions – who would we list with, what were the next steps, what would be a realistic time frame? After a through realtor search I came across Karen’s information. I was impressed with her credentials, unique marketing strategies, and several positive reviews. We set up a meeting shortly after that she addressed any and all questions as well as offered suggestions to help prepare and stage our house for the selling process. Some of the items were already on the “to-do list” while others had never crossed our minds. Her vast experience and keen eye for what a buyer is looking for are unmatched. Don’t be skeptical of the series of awards and accommodations she has received. Karen has earned each and every one. They reflect how good she is and how much she truly loves what she does. It was her direction that made what could have been a very high stress and lengthly process quick and easy. What stuck with us the most was exactly how genuine Karen was (and still is). Despite being on the smaller end of the price scale of her listings we were never made to feel insignificant or pushed aside. Her attention remained full and she always kept our best interest in mind. She ensured we were educated and comfortable with each step. There are not enough words to truly express our gratitude for Karen. There is absolutely no way we could have repeated our results with another realtor. Give Karen a call to see what she can do for you!!
Posted on Zillow and Realtor.com
Arch City Homes Services
Hiring the high volume real estate agent is rarely what is best for you. Karen handles a limited number of home listings at a time so she can make YOU our top priority.
BuyersBuying a home takes more than just finding a house you like. Karen will make sure you don’t overpay and will watch out for your best interests every step of the way.
Agent MatchingAgents know what to look for in other agents. Karen’s FREE matching service finds the best agent FOR YOU in St. Louis or anywhere in the United States.
From the Blog
Adding granite counters to your kitchen isn’t as expensive as you might think. Depending on the size of your kitchen, it might only be a few thousand dollars more than installing upgraded formica countertops. 2 Options for Installing Granite: There are 2 basic...read more
I have done kitchen updates in every home I have owned. In the first home, I just painted the original wood cabinets, replaced counters and floors, and reglazed the olive green oven so it was a shiny black. With each home, the remodel became a little bigger. More...read more
Every real estate agent working in the St. Louis area will tell you that the local real estate market is hot. Homes in popular areas that have the features buyers want and are priced right sell fast. Many properties are selling at full listing price or even over...read more
Most new real estate agents think that working in real estate is all about selling homes. They quickly learn that before they can sell homes, they need to get hired by home buyers and home sellers. I’ve been selling homes for 14 years and 75% of my business now...read more
Any agent can sell the beautiful home that is priced right. I’m not suggesting that having an agent isn’t important for beautiful homes. There is a lot more to selling a home than just finding the buyer. A top notch real estate agent will help you: set the...read more
For years I’ve been hearing how people love IKEA. IKEA fans not only love the products, but love the experience of shopping in the store. They love it so much, many of the St. Louis IKEA fans would drive to Chicago to go shopping. The owner of Circa Properties...read more
Earlier this week I recorded a quick tip video that every home seller who is waiting for spring to sell their home needs to watch. If you want to stay informed of St. Louis real estate information, subscribe to the Arch City Homes weekly email so you don’t miss any...read more
Meet my foster dog Benny. He is totally blind and the sweetest dog you’ll every meet. Benny spent most of his life living with a hoarder. He was kept on a chain outside all of the time. It’s hard to imagine how hard this little boy’s life has been....read more
As I continue my Exploring St. Louis One Meal at a Time series, today I’m sharing one of my new favorite pizza places, Serra’s Pizzeria in Maryland Heights. If you want to stay informed of St. Louis information, subscribe to the Arch City Homes weekly...read more
This year, you are going to see more video from me. Starting today. Yesterday, I recorded a quick tip video while I was in the car on my way to meet some home buyers. I explain the best way to make sure you don’t buy a home with a wet basement or drainage issues...read more