Karen M. Rizkalla, Realtor, Broker & Owner of Saint George Realty has lived in Midcoast Maine for 51 of 61 years. Not quite a native but well rooted in a deep appreciation of the Town of St. George, villages of Tenants Harbor, Martinsville and Port Clyde plus Midcoast towns of South Thomaston, Thomaston, Owls Head, vibrant Rockland & Camden. Karen worked for 15 years selling real estate at St. George Realty in Tenants Harbor Maine with her mother, Irene C. Rizkalla whose Midcoast Maine real estate career spanned 36 years, 17 of those as the highly successful founder of St. George Realty in Tenants Harbor, Maine. Irene's husband and Karen's father George K. Rizkalla, a gracious man and a great barber for 60 years, joined St. George Realty in 2014 after earning his real estate license at age 79. George also continued his 48 year proprietorship of George's Barber Shop in Maine until October, 2019. Sadly, George passed away at age 84 in January of 2020, surrounded by his family. After much consideration over the past few years, Irene decided to retire in March of 2020. The original St. George Realty business as well as the St. George Realty logo designed as a gift from Don McLain, Tenants Harbor Maine artist and friend have been retired as well.
Karen learned a tremendous work ethic from her parents and will be pleased to share that work ethic with you at at this boutique real estate agency in Midcoast Maine called Saint George Realty, specializing in listing and selling Maine Coast Real Estate from Port Clyde to Camden....
"Karen is an excellent realtor but more importantly, she is diligent, trustworthy and honest. I worked with Karen long distance, selling property in Maine with her help from North Carolina. She worked day and night and kept in constant communication as to anything and everything that was necessary to sell the property, as well as keep me abreast of anything in regards to viewings and offers. She was always willing to give her opinion, and at every step it was proof of her knowledge of the market and extremely helpful. I doubt I could have found another realtor in Maine that I was able to trust to the degree that I trust Karen. I would recommend her to anyone that needs an honest and ethical individual with exceptional skill to help them with a purchase or sale of a property."
-Listed and sold a waterfront cottage in St. George 2022
“We bought and/or sold through Karen on three occasions in two years. She is passionate about detail. Her ethics are sound. She listens- a rare quality in a Realtor. Very fair minded and open to ideas. She knows the mid coast of Maine to an uncanny level which made the process of buying and selling much easier for us. We will utilize her skills again because we just could not find someone who has the work ethic, knowledge and diplomacy to pull it all together so well."
-Purchased and sold several homes in St. George
"I have had the privilege of working with Karen on two occasions. She was my Realtor for a beautiful and historic John Calvin Stevens home which belonged to my mother. Karen spent hours, not only researching the historic value of my mother's home, but homes of the same caliper in the neighborhood as well. She was well versed in the designs of John Calvin Stevens, and was able to show the house in a knowledgeable manner. Karen was extremely professional in her suggestions of how best to show the house, offering suggestions, tips and ideas. She ended up acting as a dual agent for sellers and buyers and was extremely professional as well as sensitive to both parties. My second property that Karen sold was our private summer cottage situated on the shores of the Damariscotta river. Karen researched the other cottages on deep water frontage of this river as well as ocean properties, and properties on other rivers. We corresponded often, and she kept me abreast of all activity (of which there was plenty!) I would HIGHLY recommend Karen to list any property."
~Listed & sold homes in Rockland & Newcastle
"Karen worked closely with us in every aspect of selling our home in Rockport, Maine. She understood the market very well, and had a very good perspective of our house in the marketplace. She always listened to our thoughts and ideas, and was always willing to go the extra mile, such as the staging of the house and the early early morning photo shoots to get the house just right!"
~Listed & sold a home in Rockport.
"It was a real pleasure working with Karen for over a year (or two?) to find the perfect vacation home for us in the Midcoast area. She is knowledgeable, diligent, thorough, ethical, accessible, well-connected, and kind. She often went beyond the call of duty -- to obtain more information or to ensure a smooth process. Now that we have closed on that home, we plan to ask Karen for her services to sell our "old" one and anticipate that she will do a fantastic job."
~Bought a single-family waterfront home in Camden 2019.