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Karen Gearin


Karen Gearin

My name is Karen Gearin. I have lived in the Worcester area all my life and have been a Realtor for 15 years.

I ventured into the field of Real Estate based on my supervisory and inter-personal skills developed while working at AMICA Mutual Insurance Company. I get a great degree of satisfaction working with people to help them find their dream home, which often represents the largest investment they will ever make. I have helped many families make the transition of moving to a new home, whether downsizing, moving into the central Mass area or relocating out of state. My areas of specialty are residential real estate and land acquisition.

I begin the process by listening carefully to my client's needs. With that knowledge, together we begin to "plan our work and work our plan" by using all of the available resources provided by DCU Realty and my extensive real estate experience to ensure a positive real estate sales experience.

"One on One" personal service is how I help my clients achieve their goals.


open quotes I picked Karen Gearin as my realtor after reading the DCU website and all the testimonials. I made the right decision. Her experience and knowledge of the market made her a huge asset. Karen took advantage of her realtor network to find us the perfect home. She followed through on each request, offered expert advise and worked with us each step of the way. Karen is very organized and professional while looking out for our best interests. I would not hesitate to use Karen in the future and highly recommend Karen as your realtor.close quotes

— Kellie Moulin

open quotes Karen Gearin helped us buying our first home recently. As first time buyers we knew very little about the home buying process. Karen did a fabulous job and gave us such an awesome experience! Karen did a great job educating us and was also extremely patient in answering all our questions (of which we had many). Karen was also outstanding when it came to understanding exactly what kind of home we were looking for. By the time we had viewed our first 3-4 homes, Karen had developed a very good understanding of our preferences. We ended up building a new home and Karen’s understanding of our specific tastes and her knowledge and experience around homes as well as the housing market meant that she always had great advice that helped us make the right decisions. We appreciated Karen's experience, communication skills, and professionalism. Everything was handled promptly and handled well. Highly recommended.close quotes

— Kerstin and Bernhard Sielaff

open quotes Karen is truly amazing. She has guided us throughout the whole process of our first purchase. During the time she has been our agent, she had never failed to check in on us and answer all of our questions. Everything that had to be taken care of was done in a timely fashion. As first time home buyers, we worried about the anticipated obstacles and stress that we were told about from others but, because of Karen it was a anything but stressful.

open quotes Thanks to Karen and DCU's mortgage department for making our first real estate experience the best and we highly recommend Karen for anyone considering purchasing a home.close quotes

— Tanya and Jon

open quotes Karen was simply a wonderful realtor. She was highly professional and very caring about our needs. We found that she was extremely talented and creative in presenting our property to prospective buyers. She always answered our phone calls and kept us continually informed of the progress. Her promotional materials were excellent and timely. We were out of town for a good part of the time that our house was on the market, and Karen was most attentive to the details of selling our house. We would highly recommend her to anyone needing to sell a home.close quotes

— Susan and Jim Dobson

open quotes Faced with selling a house for the first time, I decided to see if I could save a few bucks by going it alone. I quickly realized that the process is far more involved than I expected. Would I really have time to do it all myself? Would I get it right, or would I miss some detail that would come back to haunt me later?

open quotes I had some concerns about hiring a real estate agent, however. I wanted someone who wouldn't talk down to me, but who could explain things clearly. Someone easy to reach, who would keep me informed along the way. Someone skilled, determined, ethical, and personable. Most of all, someone who would take care of as much of the process as possible. I did not want to hire an agent and wind up doing a lot of work anyway.

open quotes I called Karen Gearin on the recommendation of a neighbor at Potter Farm, and I am so glad I did. Karen not only exceeded all of my expectations, she excelled in ways I hadn't even considered. She was organized; she kept track of every piece of paperwork, phone call, or in-person meeting. She was careful about what she shared with others. She followed through on every task promptly and efficiently, including tasks beyond what I had expected from an agent (like helping bring items from the house to charity).

open quotes In the end, we sold the house quickly - impressive in this dismal market - and the closing went smoothly. Karen has been a delight to work with from start to finish, and I would happily recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in Auburn.close quotes

— Jessica Roy

open quotes We couldn't have asked for a smoother experience than the one we had buying our home with Karen. She walked us through each step and explained the process in a way that was easy for us to understand without overwhelming us.

open quotes Karen gave honest opinions about the houses we looked at to make sure we didn't get into anything that would become a problem for us in the future. She had a good sense of what we were and weren't looking for, which helped in the search process. Once the house-buying process was underway and even completed, she continued to be helpful by giving us recommendations for movers and contractors to help us with our new home.

open quotes Karen is friendly, helpful, experienced, and had continuous and good communication through the whole process. She even followed-up with us after moving in to make sure everything was going well. Thank you Karen! We love our new home! close quotes

— Victoria C.

open quotes Just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for all your help with my new home!

open quotes Karen-thank you so much for recommending this house even though it wasn't even on the market. As you remember this was on the day that we had our first consultation meeting. You were able to pinpoint the right home for me and I can't thank you enough for that!

open quotes Alex-thank you for making a rocky road (mortgage) smoother and for all your attention to detail throughout the process. Your timely responses, professionalism and open communication made for a pleasant experience...thank you!

open quotes As you can imagine, things have been extremely busy over this past week with moving, projects and the like. Sorry for the delay in my email to both of you.close quotes

— Mark

open quotes When I first decided to do some house hunting, I called DCU Realty and was very lucky to be partnered with Karen Gearin. Karen is a talented realtor! She is intuitive, customer-focused and exceptional at her work. She's also an awesome person and a lot of fun. A wonderful combination for a realtor that kept my house hunting process motivating - and I found the perfect home.close quotes

— Donna L.


Here's a sample of properties that I've helped my clients buy or sell in the area.

LocationProperty TypePriceBedsBathsStatus
Auburn, MACondo 187,000 32Sold
Clinton, MA Multi Family 180,000 5 2Sold
Auburn, MASingle Family 290,00032Sold
Worcester, MASingle Family 214,900 3 1/1Sold
Charlton, MASingle Family 279,9003 1/1Sold
Sterling, MA Multi Family 224,3004 2Sold
Shrewsbury, MASingle Family 297,5004 1Sold
Auburn, MA Single Family 257,000 32Sold


Here are properties I currently feature:


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