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Awards

  • 2019 - Quality Service Pinnacle Producer
  • 2018 - Quality Service Producer
  • 2017 - Quality Service Producer
  • 2016 - Masters Ruby
  • 2016 - Quality Service Pinnacle Producer
  • 2015 - Quality Service Producer

Professional Designations

  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Karen J. Sotomayor of CENTURY 21 Sylvia Geist Agency

CENTURY 21 Sylvia Geist Agency
Karen J. Sotomayor of CENTURY 21 Sylvia Geist Agency
Languages: English, Spanish

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Edison NJ real estate for sale and surrounding areas including real estate properties for sale in: Edison, Edison, Edison, Piscataway, Highland Park, New Brunswick, New Brunswick, New Brunswick, Edison, Metuchen, New Brunswick, New Brunswick, New Brunswick, New Brunswick, New Brunswick, S Plainfield, South Plainfield, Edison, Keasbey, Milltown, Piscataway, Fords, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, E Millstone, East Millstone, Somerset, South River, E Brunswick, East Brunswick, Iselin, Parlin, Sayreville, Colonia, Woodbridge, Middlesex, Hopelawn, Perth Amboy, Perth Amboy, Somerset, N Brunswick, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, New Brunswick, Avenel, Plainfield, N Plainfield, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Sewaren, Avenel, Dunellen, Green Brook, Laurence Harbor, Laurence Hbr, South Amboy, S Bound Brook, South Bound Brook, Fanwood, N Plainfield, North Plainfield, Plainfield, N Plainfield, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Port Reading, Rahway, Clark, Plainfield, Watchung, Bound Brook, Old Bridge, Spotswood, Staten Island, Carteret, Westfield, Franklin Park, Helmetta, Zarephath, Staten Island, Cranford, Garwood, Warren, Cliffwood, Aberdeen, Matawan, Kendall Park, Manville, Martinsville, Linden, Winfield Park, Mountainside, Roselle, Keyport, Union Beach, Berkeley Heights, Berkeley Hts, Dayton, Jamesburg, Monroe, Monroe Township, Monroe Twp, Monmouth Jct, Monmouth Junction, Staten Island, Kenilworth, Westfield, Roselle Park, New Providence, New Providnce, Stirling, Belle Mead, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Staten Island, Springfield, Union, Elizabeth, Hazlet, Morganville, Wickatunk, Summit, Summit, Millington, Raritan, Raritan, Staten Island, Elizabeth, Elizabethport, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Holmdel, Holmdel, Basking Ridge, Gillette, Liberty Cor, Liberty Corner, Basking Ridge, Lyons, Kingston, Rocky Hill, Branchburg, North Branch, Somerville, Somerville, Staten Island, Staten Island, Staten Island, Millburn, Short Hills, Vauxhall, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Hillside, Ind Hillside, Industrial Hillside, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Keansburg, Marlboro, Chatham, Chatham Twp, Green Village, New Vernon, Pluckemin, Cranbury, East Windsor, Plainsboro, Cranbury, Flagtown, Staten Island, Staten Island, Maplewood, Irvington, Newark, Englishtown, Manalapan, Port Monmouth, Tennent, Bedminster, Madison, Branchburg, Neshanic Sta, Neshanic Station, Staten Island, Bayonne, South Orange, Newark, Newark, Newark, Newark, Newark, Belford, Middletown, N Middletown, New Monmouth, North Middletown, Bernardsville, Florham Park, Princeton, Princeton, Princeton, Skillman, Staten Island, Staten Island, Staten Island, Staten Island, East Orange, Newark, Newark, Newark, Newark, Newark, Newark, Newark, Newark, Newark, Newark, Newark, Colts Neck, Lincroft, Navesink, Far Hills, Blawenburg, Princeton, Princeton Jct, Princeton Junction, West Windsor, Readington, East Orange, Livingston, Orange, Orange, Newark, Newark, Newark, Freehold, Leonardo, Eatontown, Morristown, Convent Sta, Convent Station, Morristown, Morristown, Peapack, East Windsor, Hightstown, Princeton, Whitehouse, White Hse Sta, Whiteho

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Phone: 732.238.1200
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Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
October 2020
She was very patient, available, and professional. Karen went above and beyond to help me get an offer accepted. When she suggested that we switch from FHA to conventional loan, I knew her knowledge about the market would get us to the finish line! Karen taught me a lot about the different styles of homes and she never canceled an appointment to see a home no matter how bad the weather. I would recommend Karen because she made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Even when offers were not accepted she always spoke positive about the situation, like "we'll find a better home at a lower price." She formed a good relationship with the sellers, lawyers, and the loan officer keeping the line of communication open. It really felt like I had someone who represented me and looked out for my best interest.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
October 2020
We were so fortunate to have found Karen Sotomayor.

As our Realtor, she helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price.

She was patient and cautioned us about making unreasonable offers when we fell too quickly for overpriced homes.

In short, she was always on our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Karen was that she was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and finding homes that met our needs than he was on closing a deal. We would recommend her to anyone.

She help us to find our dream home!!
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
October 2020
MS Karen. Is a great lady good qualities and very encouraging very attentive and knowledgeable i have no regret on having her as my agent I will always refer her to anyone who has an American dream Thank you Karen

Karen knew what to do. In all situations she kept good thoughts and new how to manage

Karen is a very caring and attentive she kept in touch and respected the buyers decision
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
September 2020
Great job. Thank you for all the support.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
August 2020
We are very grateful for your help in our purchase. She was diligent, fast and always looking to satisfy all of our requests. She have us advaces and directed us in the purchase which gave us security with her knowledge on the subject.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
August 2020
Karen Sotoamayor was very personable and fought for my best interests as a buyer.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
August 2020
In 2018, Karen sold my property at 3 Caldwell Rd., Edison, NJ. I was very satisfied with her professionalism, knowledge of the area, and willingness to go the extra mile. This is the ONLY reason I chose Century 21.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
July 2020
I met Karen 3 years ago when I called her office. She was very nice and friendly.

From the beginning she explained the process of buying a house, step by step, and guided us through it; And she was always there to answer all our questions and made us feel confident and helped us with everything to get to the closing.

Karen was very attentive and really caring and listened to our specific needs in finding a house for our family. She recommended a good real estate attorney, a good home inspector, a mortgage lender that helped us to get the loan. She advised us to make the offer that won us the house. She was always very responsive and always communicated what was going on along the way. She was very helpful even meeting with us at her office at late hours when we needed her help to use the computer. We were very happy with her services.

We will recommend Karen to all our friends and relatives who are thinking of buying or selling a house because she is a true professional who really cared about us and helped us so much to find the right house, during the negotiations to make the best offer that won in the competition, after the offer was accepted and during the whole transaction, She was truly so caring and awesome.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
July 2020
We have worked with Karen in the past on another sale, and we wouldn't have used anyone else.

When our house was not getting offers, Karen convinced us to reconfigure our kitchen. Once done we had two full price offers within days.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
June 2020
Karen was very friendly and helpful. She explained the process and guided us. She also was very patient when it came down to show us properties. She was always ready and available to work with us. She never turned us down. She helps pick what was best for us!
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
December 2019
Karen is a very hard working salesperson. I would recommend her before anyone I know. She was very clear every step of the way. I would use her next time I sell a house.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
July 2019
Karen communicated very well and explained everything very clear.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
June 2019
Karen Sotomayor went above and beyond during this entire process. She was very professional and patient and talked to the lawyer almost everyday, sending emails and being consistent with the paperwork. She was very helpful and always available, even at night. I appreciate all that she's done and would recommended anyone to work with her and have a successful experience.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
April 2019
Karen I'm proud and happy to have met you for the purchase of my houses, you are a nice person and excellent realtor. Thank you very much gob bless you
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
March 2019
Karen helped us with the whole purchase and all the issues that came up along the way. She refommended a loan officer that was able to save the deal because the bank that we were using denied the loan.

For me she was an angel that helped us with all the process. Without her it would not have been possible for us to buy. Is my first purchase and she would explain everything so patiently and friendly. She truly cares about us. We are so grateful to Karen. Thank you so much!.

I would recommend Karen Sotomayor to everyone that I know who needs a good agent who really helps you with everything possible.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
March 2019
My Tenant recommended and introduced me to Karen Sotomayor. Karen provided good information about the local market and willingness to work hard to sale the property. Karen provided good guidance to sale this property. Karen provided support and contact information regarding the removal of oil tank. She provided good support in getting the CO and Smoke permits from the township. It was pleasure working with Karen to sale the house. Very good person and good experience to work with.

Karen did a good job selling my property. She was polite, professional and helpful selling the property. She provided lot of good guidance and tips to make the sale happened.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
March 2019
Karen did a wonderful job in assisting me in making my dream come true for my family and I! Thanks Karen
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
March 2019
It's always good to work with a realtor who doesn't make it seems it's all about the sale. It's take a true agent to understand that a home is something more than a purchase to someone. It's a place to call home. Being patient and always being responsive is what made working with Karen a good experience.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
October 2018
Working with Karen exceeded any of my expectations. As a first time homebuyer, I was not familiar with the terminology or the best process people to involve. Right away Karen was incredibly friendly and took time to sit down with my partner and I to determine what would be a good fit for us. She even recommended a lending agent in the area, which we ended up using and greatly appreciated.

Karen is knowledgeable, approachable, personable, endlessly patient, and incredibly generous with her time (including mornings, evenings, and weekends over the course of several months). She answered every question and explained every form and every part of the process clearly and thoroughly. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Karen made it as painless and straightforward as possible. We highly recommend her. The listing agent was not such a pleasure to work with, her lack of communications delayed the closing date for almost a month
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
September 2018
Karen was absolutely wonderful throughout this entire process, and made our first-time home buying experience a great one. She took our list of wants and wishes to help us find potential houses to view. She made sure to communicate with me regularly and keep me posted on everything, whether we were waiting to hear about a showing, or just to touch base and let me know if any new houses came onto the market. I love how she treated us like friends rather than clients. She was so patient with us while we looked at home after home until we found the right one for us! Once we decided to make an offer, she made the process so easy and shared recommendations for mortgage providers, lawyers, and inspectors. Thank you again!
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
August 2018
Karen is a consummate professional. She's friendly and takes a personal interest in securing the best possible price for one's home. Customer satisfaction is very high on her priority list...

Karen... Congratulations, and Thank You for all you've done to provide a wonderful and satisfying customer experience!!!
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
August 2018
Karen was absolutely the best! She was very helpful
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
July 2018
I am so pleased and happy that I choose Karen to be my agent. This is my first home and she made it happen so easy. She was on track and we closed in less than 3 months. I will forever be thankful and grateful for this experience. Thank u Karen u have a new friend now.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
June 2018
Karen Sotomayor won me over after she was the forth realtor to knock on my door do to a "for sale by owner" sign on my lawn. She was the only one who didn't come off either to pushy or not interested in helping me get close to what I was looking for. She followed up 2-3weeks later eager to help with connections to get my house sellable even though she had yet to get me to commit. I then realized I could not do it on my own and she was so friendly and knowledgeable I trusted she would do what it would take to sell my home and occomidate my expectations to the best of her ability. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking to sell their home. You guys have a strong and essential team member on your side Century21!

Thanks again for all your hard work Karen Sotomayor!
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
April 2018
Amazing agent
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
March 2018
The whole experience was fun and a learning process which for me made it even more satisfying. Working with Karen was the best part the way she dedicated herself to find the best house for us and just how she was always there for us to answer any questions and find answers to questions we had regarding the property. Karen with out a doubt make the process quick and easy for us.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
March 2018
Karen was very helpful with me for the years that I have been wanting to buy a home. She was always ready to show me a house even when I was very picky in finding one. Finally I found the house that made me and my family happy. We thank Karen Sotomayor for all her help and we would recommend her to all my friends and relatives.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
January 2018
Karen thanks for helping my family and I to obtain our first home. We appreciate everything you did including your patience, time, and how understanding you were. Thank you for giving us 6 months of your time just to help us. You are the most marvelous person we could have work always had a smile to come show us homes. If anybody needs a broker, there is no one better then you. You will give your time and patience to whoever. Keep being the person you are and you will go very far in your career. Gracias Karen. Por su tiempo , paciencia y siempre dispuesta a enseñarnos casas. Ud fue la mejor broker que pudimos haber conseguido. Nosotros le agradecemos por los 6 meses que nos dedico para conseguir nuestra casa. Ud es la mejor. Si alguien necesita comprar una casa no dude en llamar a Karen . Que Dios la colme de Bendiciones. Familia. VERA-SILVA
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
December 2017
I was very satisfied with Karen's service. She gave me the necessary information for the purchase of property. She was very kind and very helpful. I recommend it 100% and if in the future I buy another property it will be my first choice.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
September 2017
Karen is a great realtor. As first time home buyers her patience and availability really made the home search and buying process better. Karen is really responsive and helped us communicate with the seller and their agent. Karen is really professional and her years of the experience helped us get a perfect house for us. I've already recommended Karen to friends and relatives who are interested in purchasing a property! She's truly the best!
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
June 2017
She had come to visit our home, so she made herself available. A very good quality about her is that she persisted patiently for us to keep her in mind when we were ready to sell.

Karen definitely is a positive asset to your company. She really was a motivator in this whole process for this big decision in our lives. We are so glad we chose her to sell our home.

Karen handled my paperwork very well.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
May 2017
Karen Sotomayor is a very professional, knowledgeable, and skilled realtor. She knew exactly what was worth updating at my property and she has many connections to local businesses to help get the updates done. Karen was very helpful giving us tips to save money on renovations and even helped pick out cabinets and countertops. She is very skilled in creating schematic drawings for the kitchen and she even called around for pricing. Her listing price was higher than I had originally anticipated and within a week on the market, I had 4 offers on the property. Unfortunately, the property came in a little underappraised since there were no other comparable units to my completely revevated condo. However, the buyer Karen steered us torwards offered more than what the property appraised for because the she didn't want to potentially lose the property. Karen was able to negotiate a reasonable median that both parties would be happy with and the buyer accepted. I would definitely recommend Karen Sotomayor and I look forward to working with her in the future.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
April 2017
She was always able to answer my questions and encourage us to get our requirements to qualify to get a loan approval.

Karen helped us to pick a good area and to suggest a house price to our needs, to keep according our income .

She always was there able to answer our concerns and help us in a professional way and friendly.

In particular dealing with Mrs. Sotomayor was a good experience and to be a first time buyer.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
January 2017
Our family would recommend Karen Sotomayor, she was helpful, patient and such a kind person. She helped us out through everything and went beyond what we thought she would do.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
January 2017
Karen is a pleasure to work with
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
January 2017
Karen thank you for you help sales my house. Muchas gracias amiga.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
September 2016
I would highly recommend Karen Sotomayor as your real estate agent. She is very knowledgeable in the housing market. She will take you to see all the house you request, will show you many listings for you to select from. She has negotiating skills to get you a good price and make the necessary recommendations for the services required to buying or selling a house. She is pleasant and very accommodating, serving you and your needs.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
September 2016
working with Karen, is like working with your mother who is trying to find what is good for you.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
May 2016
once again great experience working with Karen!
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
April 2016
Karen was a real pleasure to work. Patient, diligent and honest
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
April 2016
I'd met with another broker earlier the same day. When I arrived at the Sylvia Geist Agency and began my meeting with karen, she had already compiled a folder with all the comparable homes which had sold/were on the market in the East Brunswick area. I was immediately impressed with how thoroughly she had prepared for our meeting on such short notice…and knew for certain during out meeting - that I would recommend to my family that we sign on with karen and Sylvia Geist Agency.

Yes. Here (below) is the letter I emailed to Chris and Bob Geist this past weekend, thanking karen for all of her wonderful efforts.

Hello Chris and Bob,

On behalf of my family and myself, I'd like to thank Karen and the Sylvia Geist Agency for your wonderful work and successful efforts in selling our home at 60 Gates, Avenue, East Brunswick. In particular I want to express our special gratitude to Karen for all her efforts. Simply put, our family feels blessed to have had Karen as our realtor.

With her genuine modesty, Karen will say she was just doing her job. But there is so much more for which we thank her. It goes back to the first day I met with Karen at your offices. Although I'd only spoken by phone with her briefly earlier that day, when I arrived at your office she already had a complete booklet of comparable homes in East Brunswick - those which had sold recently and those still on the market. We were able to review the photos and details from the start. Karen asked what our plans were for the house, and we discussed several aspects for about one hour.

Within a few days Karen visited our home and met with me and my brother Dan. The next day she sent us the attached email with a summary of initial improvements needed to enable the house to become more marketable. Not only was Karen correct with each of her recommendations (and future recommendations) - she also provided us with a list of contractors for each of the improvements. Although we obtained quotes from other contractors - in each case we wound up using the contractor Karen had recommended in the first place. These included contractors and suppliers for:

removing the oil tank and converting the furnace over to gas

supplier of kitchen cabinets and countertop

exterminator-inspector

plumber who installed new sink in basement

carpenter who replaced damaged wood on the large enclosed porch

painter and all-around repairperson - Nelson Basden, who became a key person in completing all the home improvements required

We needed to purchase new vanities and toilets for both bathrooms. Karen took the time to accompany me and my sister-in-law in helping us select attractive and appropriate models. By the way, many of the salespeople at Lowe's and Home Depot already knew and were friends with Karen. We also needed to replace all the ceiling lighting fixtures. Karen recommended installing attractive combination lighting-fan fixtures for each room. These became a significant improvement and selling feature for our home.

Note: Karen arranged to have a beautiful living room and a family room set of furniture displayed as part of staging the house. The new furniture was effective during the open house dates and for the on-line photos. Karen re-swept the floors prior to taking the photos...we'd done an OK job but Karen made sure everything appeared its best.

We originally listed the house for $420,000, although Karen had suggested listing at $400K to attract more buyers. After two months of interest but no offers, we lowered the price to $400K. Within one week we had two families who submitted offers for the house. It was clear to me that both families, their realtors and lenders trusted and respected Karen. What can I say? Karen guided us through the bidding process and communications with the buyers' attorneys the way a great conductor conducts an orchestra...she truly did. The result was one family making an offer for $410K which they s
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
March 2016
Good Job - liked that she spoke spanish
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
March 2016
Karen did a great job researching the comparable homes in the area in order to come up with a competitive price. She was influential in affordable upgrades that would attract buyers. Overall she is very efficient and trustworthy. I was very fortunate to have her as my realtor.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
March 2016
Karen was great. Very professional and knowledgeable about the local market. She was warm, friendly and extremely patient throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend her to anyone trying to sell their home.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
February 2016
Thanks
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
February 2016
Because I lived out of state, Karen went way out of her way to work with my periodic absences. She stood in for me and arranged things in my stead many times, saving me from another 4 hour drive from Virginia to New Jersey. She worked around my confusing schedule, and made it all happen.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
January 2016
I'd highly recommend Karen to be your real estate agent.

I could not be more impressed with Karen's abilities and I highly recommend her services. Her professionalism, market knowledge, and communication skills were top notch. Karen is very responsive when answering all my follow-up questions, emails and texts.

Incredibly knowledgeable, patient, easy to talk to and genuinely interested in helping me sale my home. She gave us great tips on things to update or repair that might affect our resale value.

Karen came to us with 5 offers within 1 week of listing my home.

I would recommend Karen without any second thoughts to prospective buyers and can guarantee a similar experience that I had with her.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
December 2015
Karen did such a good job with my other house, There was no question of having her find me a new home in Brick.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Seller Rating
November 2015
I became very fond of Karen throughout the process of selling my home. I would trust her with just about anything, and hope to continue our relationship while I am looking for my new home.
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
October 2015
Karen sotomayor was exellent she is very professional I was asking to many questions and she always know the answer with a lot of knowledge .

She works around my schedule Definitely recommend. Karen

My experience was 100% customer satisfaction
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
August 2015
I highly recommend Karen Sotomayor! I Recently bought a 2 family house with her as my agent. Karen was very professional, knowledgeable & helpful. She did an outstanding job! She's the best!
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
May 2015
She was always very polite and respectful

It was a pleasure to work with karen Sotomayor .she was always very kind understanding and listening. .
Karen J. Sotomayor | Buyer Rating
May 2015
Karen was great to us and has a great personality, couldnt had ask for anyone el se
* Some customers who provided a testimonial may have received a Starbucks gift card from their CENTURY 21 Sales Professional as a thank you for completing the customer satisfaction survey.
CENTURY 21 real estate agent Karen J. Sotomayor currently has 0 listings. Karen J. Sotomayor speaks English, Spanish. Karen J. Sotomayor works at the CENTURY 21 real estate office Sylvia Geist Agency located in 372 Route 18, East Brunswick, New Jersey. Contact Karen J. Sotomayor by phone by calling 732.238.1200.