Karen Johansson

Introducing Karen Johansson:

Introducing Karen Johansson:

I began my Real Estate Career thirteen years ago.

I believe my love of people and property has resulted in much success, both for me, my company and my vendors.

In my first year of real estate I was awarded a Rookie Trophy, ranking second throughout New Zealand. I then went on to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold awards plus Top Salesperson and Top Lister.
In 2007 I moved to Total Realty MREINZ because I whole-heartedly identify with the company's values, direction and foundation for providing New Zealand homeowners with the 'Total Package'.

As a Salesperson I am an excellent negotiator, and can be contacted at any time. I pride myself on providing excellent standards of communication to all parties involved in a transaction.

I look forward to working with you in the future and assisting in every way I can.
 

Testimonials:

10 Sep 2018

“Karen has been fabulous from start to finish. We really appreciate her hard work.”

C & K Milnes


14 Jul 2018

“Very professional and always answered our calls. Also, prompt on ringing us back when we had queries and honest on her feedback.”

M & R De Cruz


28 May 2018

“Totally trustworthy, honest and reliable keeping us informed every step of the sale.”

D & M Brown


26 Mar 2018

“Our experience was good, very friendly but also Professional. We are repeat clients of Karen and as usual, she never fails to deliver. Her relaxed and can do attitude is a credit to her. The Total Realty 1% concept makes for very happy clients.”

P Bell, P & T Brown


17 Jan 2018

“The process was very easy, Karen explained everything very clearly, and sold after the first open home. Regular follow up on the progress afterwards was great too.”

Andrea Summerfield


15 Nov 2017

“Karen has sold 3 houses for us now we really appreciate her professionalism and enthusiasm for her jod she is positive and always looks at the potential in a property not many people are like this well done Karen👍👍😁😘”

Wayne & Gail Rissman


10 Oct 2017

“My first impression of Karen was that she was helpful, and after talking to her could see that she knew what she was talking about. Having had experienced dealing with pushy Realtors in past house sales, it was refreshing to meet Karen with her calm helpful approach. On our first meeting Karen told me her approach was non pushy, If you want me to do something for you, let me know and I will do it she had told me. She came through and sold my property in a very short time. I have no hesitation in recommending Total Realty to others.”

Neil Anderson


30 Aug 2017

“Absolutely wonderful Karen was great can't speak highly enough would recommend her to anybody that was selling.”

Lynette Jeffrey


21 Aug 2017

“Right from the beginning Karen Johansen and Total Realty were passionate about marketing our property carefully and working hard to ensure we were happy with the price we were selling at. Karen listened carefully to us and was highly organised, respectful, flexible and approachable. Her years of experience and knowledge shone through and she made the whole process easy to work through. She knows the Canterbury property market well and we felt she targeted her marketing strategy with expertise to get a very quick outcome with high interest in the property. We have no hesitation for recommending Karen as a reliable, diligent and responsible agent with high integrity. She works hard to get the very best outcomes for all concerned. We look forward to working with you again Karen and wish you the very best.”

Michael Neilson & Tanja Seidel


27 Jul 2017

“We had a few issues with EQC coming up with info, and Karen was really good - she didn't stress us out, but was patient and really good at negotiating between us and the purchasers. We would love to use her again.”

Philip & Hannah Wright


15 Jun 2017

“We were fortunate in not having a drawn out listing time but in the short time we were on the market I have to say that we were very happy with our experience. Karen does all things right, punctual, friendly, informative, direct, no b.s. and she kept us 'in the loop' at all times.”

Helen & Peter Joyce


6 Jun 2017

“Very professional service, kept updated and informed through out and stress free thanks to Karen .”

Steven Alison & Sandra Tomlin


23 May 2017

“Our first experience selling has been a positive one. Karen is terrific, totally honest and knowledgeable.”

Sean & Angela Bennetts


20 Apr 2017

“Karen demonstrated amazing perseverance throughout this process. We all thought our house would sell quickly however the market had other ideas. Even though we were getting views, we weren't getting the offers. It was a stressful time as my husband and I had moved to Twizel by February without the house selling. We had a piece of land in Twizel, ready to build, but couldn't make a start until the house in Christchurch was sold. Karen kept us always informed, gave us feedback and persevered every week. She kept us positive and we 'soldiered on' and thankfully right at the last minute we got that offer which Karen worked very hard to get the price we were happy to accept. We couldn't be more grateful. Thank you Karen you are a true asset to the Total Realty family.”

Andrew & Amy Oughton


23 Feb 2017

“Fantastic experience. Karen communicated very well, and gave us good advice about the market and where our property sat. She worked hard to follow up with potential buyers and kept us informed regularly. Would highly recommend.”

Sandra James


16 Feb 2017

“I really liked Karen. She listened to what we wanted and offered best advice regarding the current market and a strategy that didn't offend my husband who thought it was worth more. She's very professional and tactful And she sold it before the first open home!Kept us informed and literally nothing was too much trouble. I'm so happy I chose Karen to phone!”

Mark & Amanda Emberton


10 Feb 2017

“I felt very comfortable with Karen, she also thanked me for presenting the house so well,and was most encouraging all the way through, and worked really hard to get the price I wanted”

Frances Ouwerling


24 Jan 2017

“I had very good advice from Karen she was very professional and friendly and "on the job "”

Wayne & Gail Rissman


19 Jan 2017

“I found the agent honest and upfront.”

Stewart Mcgriffert


27 Dec 2016

“Great friendly and very professional. Good communication.”

Phillip Downes


20 Dec 2016

“Karen has a good personality,got us a quick and satisfactory sale and helped us deal with a few sticky issues. Well done”

Alan & Deborah Peterson


28 Nov 2016

“Our experience with Total Realty was spot on, Karen was very gentle about our situation, she did everything we asked and we did sell our house in about 6-8 weeks that was our goal,I would definitely go back to Karen again.”

Michael Falgar & Jovanka Krkoleva


18 Aug 2016

“I was very pleased with the professionalism and promptness from my agent Karen Johansson.”

Charlotte Bendall


15 Aug 2016

“I felt confident from the first time i met Karen that she would do her best for us. Her communication skills are great and I knew that she would be able to work with any type of prospective buyer. She is friendly and approachable, and most of all she really knows her stuff!”

Jennifer Pitama


6 Jul 2016

“We were very happy with the service and happy to be kept well informed all the time.”

Jason & Joanne Columbus


29 Jun 2016

“All good. Karen was as good as I had been led to believe by the person who recommended her.”

Robin Mckay


16 Jun 2016

“Karen was a very good agent and not pushy, kept me up to date with everything that was happening regarding my property. I would definitely use Karen again and recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell.”

Christine Tweedie


26 May 2016

“Pretty straight forward. Low commission rate. Karen keeps us up to date”

Warren & Heather May


13 Apr 2016

“Karen is a friendly down to earth woman who made you feel at ease. and what we love about Total is you get the service without the price tag of other agencies. I back 1%. I hate the myth of you don't get the same service as higher percent companies. I should know I used to work for one. And if I went back to real estate I would be ringing you up to work.”

Gregory & Karen Dempsey


31 Mar 2016

“Really great, excellent communication and no pushy tactics whatsoever. All very easy and professional.”

Richenda Kennett


16 Feb 2016

“Well, apart from the coffee and shopping stops the 'Red Baron' is all business and 'highly' professional, could be that she is always up in the air but couldn't possibly confirm that until we had that coffee stop together. Total Realty.....AWESOME”

Andrew & Suzette Meroiti


4 Feb 2016

“Karen was just great I would recommend her to any one selling there home you would go a long way to find a better agent than her.”

John & Jan Mellor


3 Feb 2016

“Good nice and smooth”

Denis & Karen Chapman


24 Jan 2016

“Overall the experience was excellent and the sale went through very quick and smooth. The photos taken were great and advertising very well done. Karen did a very good job communicating here and no unnecessary lawyer communication was required. Thanks very much to Karen for all her hard work with the sale and for being so good to work and communicate with. She is a great agent whom we would highly recommend to others and would use her and Total Realty again if the option arose.”

John & Rachel Vale


19 Jan 2016

“It was a good experience and we had no issues.”

Anton Mackle & Candice Forster


22 Dec 2015

“Really appreciated Karen's enthusiastic and friendly manner”

Peter & Lynne Frew


22 Dec 2015

“I felt that the experience of selling was a pleasure as Karen was so good at her job, going at this all on my own was such a challenge, but with Karen's help I did it.”

Raelene Turner


17 Nov 2015

“We used agent Karen Johansson. The greatest thing that stood out for us with Karen was the way she was always available and on call for our many questions. Selling and buying a house can be the most stresfull time for most people but Karen nevr missed one of our calls and offered good, sound advice which made the selling and buying process so much less stresfull. I am convinced that had she not been there when we needed her this process would have been stressful for us. Instead, we were able to sell our house within a week and buy another house and enjoy the process knowing full well Karen had everything under control. Her communication was appreciated and we will be recommending her, and Total Realty to others looking at buying or selling.”

Kelly & Ariana Johansson


17 Nov 2015

“Karen was so helpful and efficient throughout the whole sales process. Everything was signed and sealed very quickly and we had a very pleasing result. Thank you so much Karen, we will be recommending you to all our family and friends.”

Hayden & Catlin Riach


5 Nov 2015

“Great experience. Karen was really great to deal with and kept me well informed throughout the whole process. A pleasure to work with.”

Robyn Hart


5 Nov 2015

“I found Karen to be friendly,understanding,honest,very good at communicating, kept me updated with everything.”

Robyn Hill


26 Sep 2015

“Simple. Got a really good sale price and plenty of interest was generated. Great photos.”

Richard & Karyn Frew


18 Sep 2015

“Karen is amazing to deal with and I really appreciated her taking the lead and getting things on the move so quickly. An offer came in within 24 hours of the house being up online! I was very impressed and can't thank Karen enough for all her hard work and efforts in helping me sell my house.”

Janine Keys


22 Aug 2015

“Karen was amazing. Our house was listed on a Friday and by the following Tuesday we had 4 offers. She worked extremely hard and got us an excellent price through the multi offer sale.”

Kurt & Jessie Davison


20 Aug 2015

“Karen was very good she was always on time and always kept us very well informed. Jim filled in for Karen while she was away on leave and he was very nice to deal with as well”

Anthony & Adele Tekahu


18 Aug 2015

“Overall Karen was most helpful during every process of the sale of my home, having to deal with a few hiccups along the way. Thankyou so much Karen for your support,and a few laughs along the way. All the best in your future endeavors with the company. Kind Regards Edith”

Edith Guiney & Alexander Mcbeath


6 Aug 2015

“Total Realty was fantastic to deal with. Karen explained everything well and was very approachable at all times. We were impressed with the quality of advetising photos. Plenty of notice given when showing people through and always provided feedback. Would totally recommend.”

Susan & Fraser Hill


1 Jul 2015

“From the explanation of Total Realty's terms of trade, the sales procedure, to reports on the open homes and progress of the marketing I felt Karen kept me completely informed and in control of the process so I could make the best decisions. Having sold several homes in the past this was the most simple and straightforward experience to date. The bonus of a much lower fee was the real cherry on top.”

Peter Whoolley


26 May 2015

“Very smooth once we had the sales person we wanted. Nice easy sale for Karen I would say. Karen was lovely to work with, would definitely recommend her to our friends.”

Bill & Tracey Simmons