Karima is a French-Moroccan native, speaking English, French, and Arabic. Born and raised in Casablanca, she emigrated to Boston in 2001. She and her husband Enzo live in Lexington with their two children, Mia and Liam, who attend the International School of Boston | ISB, in Cambridge where they pursue a bilingual curriculum in both French and English. Together they have developed strong ties within the Cambridge, Arlington, and Lexington communities.
Karima earned a Master of Arts in Finance with honors from Paris-Dauphine Université in France. In 2003 she was awarded a Master’s of Arts In International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University Business School which led to a 20-year career in corporate retail, having worked with some of the most recognized brands in the industry including Converse, Nike, Puma, Tretorn and Sperry Top-Sider. Most recently she was the Global Director of Merchandising for Stores and Digital across the world at Converse.
Her high level of professionalism, attention to detail, and a deep sense of caring benefit her clients from the first-time home buyer or seller, to a seasoned homeowner.
“The deep connections I make with people, coupled with my successful business background, negotiation skills, and aesthetic sense, help my clients succeed regardless of market conditions.”
In her spare time, Karima enjoys spending time outdoors, with her Boxer, King. She also fully enjoys running, spinning, and challenging herself in half-marathon and triathlons.
She also successfully battled Breast Cancer and is now a survivor who dedicates a lot of her energy to giving back by supporting and coaching diagnosed patients, close connection or extended, in her large community network.
Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, Karima’s expertise, balance of Art and Science, positive energy, and ability to work well in a fast-paced digital world is sure to bring the best possible outcome to your real estate experience.
Maria helped us sell a townhome in Cambridge and was outstanding. She handled everything from the work to update the interiors to the listing. Highly recommended!— Russel Glass
We feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Sandrine. From the moment we met her (thanks for the introduction, Thomas!), her warmth and knowledge were apparent and we felt like we had found a kindred spirit. After that initial introduction, she did not rest and showed us properties, accompanied us to properties we were interested in, and gave us her honest opinions until we found a place we were interested in purchasing. She was great at explaining why certain properties were worth the value and others were not. She was both the voice of reason and encouragement, and she made it so fun at the same time! Her knowledge and instincts help...— Nicole & Matias
Maria was incredible to work with throughout the condo buying experience. She was responsive and thoughtful, and extremely patient. She guided me through the entire process and gave valuable insight that helped me find a place that's the perfect fit for me! I'm extremely grateful for her guidance and support throughout!— Becca Elwin
She is as knowledgeable and professional as they come, always available by phone or in person, and 100% dedicated to her clients. She worked exceptionally hard to ensure that we were always fully informed about every step of the home-buying process, and we felt calm and comfortable throughout what could have been a nerve-wracking few months. Our sale was complicated by a "condo conversion" as well as full renovations on our unit and the one below us, which presented additional challenges that Sandrine handled masterfully even though she had never encountered a situation like ours. Sandrine truly went above and beyond to guarantee the best possible o...— Irina & Russel
I bought a condo from David Lilley 3 years ago in a building that he developed. All went very smoothly and he was extremely helpful and professional throughout the process. David Lilley also remains very involved with the condo association of the building taking care of the finances, collecting condo fees, and paying building expenses. I and the other residents of the development are very happy with the way he manages these activities. He also has tenants in the condos he owns in the building. These rental properties are well managed and the tenants living here are good neighbors. I would say David knows the business of property buying, selling, and...— Elaine S.
My agent, Liz, was great to work with when we were selling our condo and moving out of state. She took care of some crazy repair issues (the upstairs neighbors neglected to replace their water heater and it exploded), staged the place for us, and really went above and beyond what I've seen most agents do, in general. We loved her so much that we used her again as a rental agent when we moved back to the city. When we start looking for a home again, I know which agent I'm going with.— Rima C.
Joe couldn't have been a better Realtor® for us. He was personable, patient, highly knowledgeable, and funny which is an important trait given how much time you spend driving around with someone looking at houses. Joe comes with the highest recommendation. We couldn't be happier with the place we found. Thanks, Joe!— Emily P.
Kevin McDermott helped us find our first home in Somerville. In a tough buyers market, Kevin worked very patiently with us for over a year through multiple offers until we finally found the right place and were successful with our bid! He is very experienced and knowledgeable and was a pleasure to deal with.— Mary C.
Robin's good humor, patience, and years of experience were invaluable not only in terms of helping us navigate a competitive housing market but also in helping us deal with the stress involved in the buying process. First and foremost, your down-to-earth, honest approach won us over right away.— Janet
Sandrine sold or bought for me 6 years ago and it was such a positive experience that I signed her on to sell my condo and find me a single-family home in the Inman Sq. area not an easy task for the summer of 2013. I started focused on finding a place in Cambridge but broadened my horizon to Somerville and Charlestown. Sandrine has deep knowledge of all 3 markets and helped me to have the patience to find the perfect home. I got a great deal on the new house and a really great price for the condo that I sold. Sandrine knows the other agents in the area and she is a shrewd negotiator. I couldn't be happier. I've recommended Sandrine to all of my frie...— Constance P.
Robin was our agent on 5 transactions in a span of 7 years. She was the best and we recommend her over and over again to our friends. She is responsive, diligent, experienced, friendly, and fun. Robin exceeded our expectations. She is all about customer service.— Buyer | Seller
Kevin McDermott helped us find our first home in Somerville. In a tough buyers market, Kevin worked very patiently with us for over a year through multiple offers until we finally found the right place and were successful with our bid!— Caffrey C.
Recently I decided to purchase a new home and I enlisted the help of Kevin Knightly. To say that I received amazing service would be an understatement. He truly is a top-notch real estate professional and should I need to buy or sell a home In the future. I will absolutely work with Kevin again.— Buyer
If you're looking for someone who is professional, patient, and knows what she's doing? You need Noemia Alves-Vendetti! She's amazing! Trust me, I wouldn't trust anyone to help me with my real estate transactions other than Noemia!— Michelle V.
Maria was very helpful throughout the apartment search process and was always available to answer any questions or for video tours, etc. She also makes it very clear and straightforward what fees etc need to be paid and to whom for any apartment you’re interested in, right off the bat, so that you don’t end up wasting time on an apartment you can’t go for. 10/10 would look-for-apartments-in-Cambridge-through again!— Amaan Kazeroumi
I had the pleasure to work with Sandrine to sell my condo. Sandrine is extremely knowledgeable about the market and has impressive negotiation skills. She was also very helpful in staging the place and she hired a professional photographer in order to get wonderful pictures of our condo. As a consequence, we had a very busy open house, 10 offers, and the unit was sold way over the asking price. Sandrine was very responsive and solved issues in no time. Most importantly, Sandrine is a very friendly and easy-going person. It has therefore been an outstanding experience to work with her, both at personal and business levels. I strongly recommend Sandri...— Fabrice P.
We couldn't have asked for anyone better. Everyone knows that buying a house isn't something that happens in an instant it's a process and Kevin was there with us every step of the way. This was a new process for me, and he went above and beyond to make sure that all the right pieces were in place.— Kevin M.
Best most knowledgeable broker I've ever worked with. I recommend him highly! He helped us negotiate through a very competitive bidding situation and ultimately got us the house of our dreams we never would get without David's amazing skill set.— Buyer
In my thirty-plus years of dealing in real estate (for myself, as well as relatives and friends. I have never encountered an agent I would consider her equal. I commend her to you with the greatest enthusiasm and with no reservations or whatsoever.— Irven D.
My experience with Maria to find a rental apartment was wonderful! She responded very quickly to set up showings and took the time to listen to what I wanted in an apartment so that she could find other options for me. She made me feel very comfortable in the apartment hunt. Use Maria for all of your real estate needs!!— Elena Reverdy
Thank you so much for your help and hard work throughout the months it took us to buy. We could not have managed it all without your advice and connections.— MaryAnn M.
As a buyer's agent, not only was does she have strong knowledge about the real estate markets, she also worked in an ethical and professional manner.— Chase
Robin did an excellent job, beyond my expectations. I would refer her to all. Your company is fortunate to have her with you.— Nancy H.
Sarah was very helpful and responsive. She respected our budget and work hard to find some great options!— Allison C.
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