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Buying Your PA Home or Lake House in the Lake Wallenpaupack Region of the Pocono Mountains

Any major purchase requires research, careful analysis, consideration, and thought. Buying primary home or lake house isn't any different! Determining the right location, the number of bedrooms or bathrooms needed, outdoor space, and community amenities is the easy part. However, there are many other factors to think about in your home search.

TL;DR Version: Contact me today to find out how I can help you!

Why Buy with Karen Rice, REALTOR?

Are you ready to buy a full-time primary home, lake house or vacation home in the Poconos of northeastern PA? Which Realtor will youBuyer Agent Karen Rice and Helpers Trixie and Daphne hire? There are hundreds of real estate agent choices all over Pike & Wayne County, and many buyer’s agents focus specifically on Lake Wallenpaupack lakefront homes and vacation homes. Why choose me to be your advocate in the process?

I could blather on about how I love houses, I love being a real estate agent, and I love people, blah blah blah. Or I could tell you my “why…” I’m the proud mom of three adult children, I love my black labs Daphne & Trixie with all my heart, oh, and my husband and I have been married since 1995. Honestly, I’m not exactly sure how that stuff really matters to buyers making the largest purchase of their life.

What does matter when choosing a buyer’s agent is a proven track record and a strong working knowledge of the area.

5 Things About Karen Rice That Matter to Home Buyers

  1. Client first philosophy, above all. If it’s important to you, it’s important to a good buyer’s agent.
  2. No pressure approach. This means we work together, at your pace, in your time frame.
  3. A Pike County native. Strong local knowledge is key; so choose a real estate agent who truly knows the entire Lake Wallenpaupack region.
  4. Full-time professional Realtor since 2007. A buyer’s agent with hundreds of successful sales can assure home buyers of a positive outcome. Experience & focus truly is important when choosing a Realtor to help you buy a home.
  5. Flexibility & a sense of humor. Since it’s about you and not me, I’ll make changes as you need them. Oh, and a real estate agent should make the process as fun and enjoyable as possible. I’m no stand-up comedian, but I promise to make you smile at least once or twice.

Your Buyer’s Agent Works for You

Some buyers pick their full-time or vacation home quickly; some want to see several houses before buying. A few of my lake house buyers may need to hit “pause” on house hunting for a while; that’s fine…we will start again when you are ready. Your real estate agent should work for you.

While some buyers are experienced with home buying, others, like first-time home buyers, are nervous and would like some hand-holding along the way. Because everyone’s comfort level is different, your buyer’s agent must adapt to and respect your boundaries.

Buy A Home With Karen Rice, Realtor In Northeastern PA

Buyers frequently ask which areas I serve. The simple, easy answer is Wayne County and Pike County PA. I cover the entire area. As an area expert for the greater Lake Wallenpaupack Region of Northeastern PA, I can help you learn about the different neighborhoods, schools, and other local community amenities that suit your lifestyle. 

Towns include, (but are not limited to)

  • Hawley
  • Honesdale
  • Greentown
  • Greeley
  • Lakeville
  • Lackawaxen
  • Lake Ariel
  • Milford
  • Newfoundland
  • Shohola
  • Tafton


Additionally, some of the HOA communities I serve include Wallenpaupack Lake Estates, The Hideout, Hemlock Farms, Fawn Lake, Indian Rocks, Masthope, Skyview Lake, Tink Wig, and Tanglwood.

There are actually MANY more communities! Because I cannot possibly list all the towns or homeowner communities here without making the page look ridiculous, it’s safe to say anything in Wayne or Pike County PA is my market area. Occasionally, I will venture out of Wayne and Pike County into Lackawanna, Monroe, or Susquehanna County if we need to in order to find your perfect lake house.

As your buyer’s agent, I’ll be here, ready when you are. You’re not just another number to me. You are important. You matter to this Realtor.helping buyers find the right home

From your initial search to the moment you get the keys to your new home, I will be there, guiding you through the process. I can even help connect you with mortgage professionals to get the best rates. 

Home Buying Shouldn't Be Hard!
As your buyer agent, I help streamline the process of buying a home and make it easier for you. I’ve aligned myself with the top professionals in the industry, and once an offer has been accepted, I will personally help facilitate the process to close on the home. By working closely with mortgage brokers, title and escrow companies, home inspectors, and home warranty companies I will provide you with the best service possible!

Curious about the real estate market around Lake Wallenpaupack in Pike and Wayne County? You can create a custom market report to see what’s active, under contract, and sold in the area! 

Wondering about the possible value of a home that caught your eye? Get an INSTANT property valuation estimate now!  (Remember, an online estimate should never take the place of an actual appraisal or in depth market analysis - it's just an estimate and results MAY vary!)

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