Karen Ball Associate Broker


Karen’s client-centered approach, deep-rooted real estate expertise, and genuine care for her buyers and sellers set her apart in the industry.
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Fun Facts About Me

Favorite staycation?

A morning stroll to the City Market, a Blue Ridge hike, and a glass of wine at a local winery with friends.

Adventure I won't likely repeat?

Bungee-jumping, mountain-biking, and glacier hiking in New Zealand, though I would love to go back!

Most trying yet rewarding experience?

Complete renovation of our 1920s home in Downtown Charlottesville with contractor-husband Mike Ball of Element Construction.

Fun blast from the past?

Being inducted into my high school Athletic Hall of Fame for volleyball...from a long, long time ago. I still play!

Favorite TV Realtor:

Phil Dunphy on Modern Family: "When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all like 'whaaat?'"

Sweetest Time of Day:

A quiet sunrise with my three totally captivating kiddos.

My Listings

Recently Sold

Reviews on Zillow for Karen Ball

Rating: 5 / 5
(103 Reviews) 4 Most Recent Shown

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  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    09/21/2021 - Paul Harris
    Karen is incredibly knowledgable and works diligently at her craft. When we worked with her, she also exhibited a great deal of empathy throughout the process, understanding that our transition was deeply personal and not just transactional. Her heightened sensitivity to the emotional dynamic of the process, in addition to her attention to the myriad transactional details is a unique combination. I'd add one more uncanny pairing of traits/skills: a relentless pursuit of excellence in all that she does, along with an authentic humility. She was timely, responsive, patient, wise, caring, balanced, and precise in every aspect. Her service as an agent was above and beyond our expectations.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    10/27/2022 - Mack Barr
    From the moment I sat down with Karen over coffee to discuss and dream about a place to put down roots, I knew I was in good hands. She blends her warmth and easygoing nature with a focused, dedicated approach to the task at hand. She clearly knows the entire area and its buying and selling trends. She was able to describe the character and characteristics of every neighborhood we sampled. She had a great deal of patience with my many emails and questions, including giving suggestions on the various layouts and features I could consider in the house we eventually found. And to top it off she provided some helpful references and proved to be a savvy negotiator. At the very least, interview her. You're sure to learn something over a relaxed conversation either way. But most likely she'll become your Realtor.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    09/27/2021 - sarahsnowotto
    Words can not express how incredible Karen is as a realtor! We were fortunate to be able to work with her both when buying our first home in Charlottesville and also when it came time to sell when moving out of the area. The process was smooth both times because of Karen's knowledge, expertise and resourcefulness, and we feel like we landed on good deals that worked for everyone, on both transactions. We appreciated her consistent communication and rational approach. She is both warm and professional, and she has a special understanding of the market in Charlottesville and always guided us in the right direction. We have recommended her to other friends and neighbors and feel so fortunate to have had her guiding us through the process.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    09/24/2021 - zuser20170310060133563
    Karen was a great asset during our home sale. She is knows the local market, is a confident negotiator, and is very prompt and communicative. Best of all, she has an easy, even manner which makes what can be a stressful experience much smoother.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    09/21/2021 - Stacy bartholomew
    Karen Ball is exactly who you want in your corner during a house hunt. She is patient, has expansive knowledge of Charlottesville, and listens very carefully. Her questions helped us clarify our own desires. We were coming from out of town, and Karen reworked her schedule to help our trips be more productive. When we encountered questions about a particular house, she knew trusted professionals to to consult. She persevered in negotiations when we were ready to give up and helped us buy a home we love. We could not be more thankful for our work with Karen.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    10/10/2021 - Giulia Paoletti
    Karen was recommended to us by dear friends and colleagues and I cannot thank them enough. I feel extremely lucky to have worked with her. We were first time home buyer, abroad and during covid. Karen was so thoughtful, supportive, professional, smart, attuned to our needs and went way beyond her duties to make sure we would get the house we loved and she helped us until we were well settled in--months after the purchase, to make sure we felt happy and welcome in the new neighbourhood. I don't think I have ever met someone like Karen--never dropped the ball once, and every time she was so gracious and generous in sharing ideas and contacts--all the people she suggested from her network were wonderful. THANK YOU KAREN!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    09/20/2021 - Christina Nicholaou
    Karen was amazing throughout our home buying experience. She was very responsive, gave great advice, was very detail oriented, submitted our offers very promptly, and was very thorough. She was very thoughtful with the various details of the offer to make ours as attractive as possible to the sellers. Her insight and wisdom was extremely helpful. We loved working with Karen and would highly recommend her as a realtor!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    09/20/2021 - dickandjanetpeardon
    Karen did a great job helping us sell our house. She gave us good advice in terms of showing and pricing. We had many people walk through, and Karen provided excellent guidance as we looked at offers. She was warm and friendly. Working with her was a joy, and we highly recommend her.
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    09/27/2021 - Taner Korkusuz
    We first met Karen back in late 2017 and she assisted us in purchasing a home that we were very happy with at the time.. As our needs changed, we decided that the best course of action would be to sell and embark on building a new house. Our first call was to Karen to discuss our plans. With her expert guidance she advised us in March that it was a good time to sell and that it would be best to target the late spring/early summer as our time-frame. This gave us time to make some repairs and prepare mentally for the sale as well as look for local builders to discuss pre-constructions with. We finally listed the property in early May based on Karen's recommendations for timing as well as asking price and on the first weekend we held by-appointment showings. We immediately received 5 offers, all well above our asking price. We are still amazed that we sold so quickly and for such a premium over asking and greatly thank Karen for her expert guidance, phenomenal negotiating skills and continual communication through the process making it so easy and worthwhile.We are now engaged in a contract to build a new home and Karen is representing us!
  • *****   Highly likely to recommend
    02/28/2024 - hlreed322
    Karen is an outstanding realtor who was instrumental in both the initial purchase of our home and our recent sale of it in a particularly selective market. Not only is she extremely personable, but she is exceptionally knowledgeable, professional, competent, efficient and honest. We would highly recommend her to anyone considering the sale or purchase of their home.
Nest Realty
  • Charlottesville
  • 1135 Rose Hill Drive, Suite 100
  • Charlottesville, VA 22903
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  • 67 Deane Rd
  • Ruckersville, VA 22968
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  • Mountain Area
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  • Nellysford, VA 22958
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