Testimonials

10/21/16 Dear Karlton and Maureen,It was a pleasure working with you both. You came highly recommended and we will continue to pass along your names to anyone that we know is looking for someone to represent them in the sale of their home. Thank you for seeing us through the unexpectedly challenging process of selling our home. Even with those challenges, the turn around from listing to settlement was all that we had hoped and did not involve sacrificing all that we had invested in our home to improve it our the years. We really appreciate how available you made yourselves to us throughout the process, as well as, the speed at which you responded as information passed to and from our team (included you) and the buyer’s team.
Thank you, again!
In gratitude,

—Mr. & Mrs. James Cottrell

10/29/14 “I just wanted to let you know that we settled on our new place today and it is due in large part to one of your teams. Karlton and Maureen helped us from beginning to end and we really appreciated it. They were patient during the house shopping phase and then great at finding and setting up inspectors and dates for every aspect of the discovery phase. And they were there at closing to lend a hand if needed. Over all they made the process quite enjoyable.
Thank you for recommending them. We will recommend them to anyone that we know is selling or buying a place.”

—Dale R. Watson, President, Alpha Engineering

“When we decided to move “East” from Washington D.C. to Annapolis, we chose Champion Realty, specifically Karlton and Maureen. They are a wonderful team and work together seamlessly. An advantage of having a team, is that you get the unique perspectives from each of them regarding the properties, Annapolis, and even life. Professionalism, honesty, and integrity are three words that described the entire process. Whether you are listing a home, or looking for a new special house, you could not do better!”


—Tom and Linda Clinch

“Karlton and Maureen, As I reflect upon our Annapolis real estate  transaction, I must write  this letter of “Thank you”! From your initial  warm welcome to Annapolis to  your very detailed execution of all phases of  the qualification process,  both of you have distinguished yourselves as  true professionals. Your quick responsiveness and Consistent follow-up is truly appreciated. If any of our friends seek a home in Annapolis, I will be certain to wholeheartedly recommend you and your team! Best Wishes for continued Success!!”

—Gratefully, Dan

“We just completed the third real estate transaction that Karlton and Maureen have assisted us with and, as always, they made sure that it was a successful one. Their knowledge of the local real estate market and meticulous attention to every detail of the complex set of activities involved have always made each transaction effortless for us.”

—Kevin and Kirstin Simacek

“My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Karlton and Maureen when we purchased a house several years ago. Both of them were extremely responsive to our needs. They have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to purchasing a home and did a very good job of sharing that information with us. They were very quick to answer any questions we had and did a great job of showing us houses that we were interested in. They are a huge asset when negotiating the purchase of a house. I would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a home.”
Sincerely,

—Jason B. Wanner

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know what a pleasure it was working with you and maureen during the purchase of a lot for our new house. Any time I had any questions or problems you or maureen responded quickly with the answer. I never had to call you twice. I always received a response on the first call. You also kept me up to date on the progress of the process. I found your professionalism and knowledge of real estate refreshing in this day of part time agents. At settlement you were there to guide me through the process. In the future, should I need an agent for any real estate transaction, I will definitely call you for help.”
Respectfully yours,

—Jim Miller

“This was our third transaction with Maureen and Karlton of Champion Realty. We bought a home in Gambrills, MD in 2004. We were living in Charlotte, NC and looked for over a year for the right home. They were patient, thorough and efficient during that purchase. In 2012, we bought a new home in Edgewater through them and listed our Gambrills home for sale and subsequently sold it. They were, once again, exceedingly thorough and helpful through these transactions. Hopefully, we won’t move again, but if we do, we would definitely call upon them for assistance.”

—M. Yates, Edgewater, MD

“Karlton and Maureen are the dynamic duo. We have used this team for our real estate needs for many years. They are efficient, prompt, professional, knowledgeable, and they get the job done with a touch of kindness. We are very glad that they are our choice for all of our real estate needs.”

—Wayne and Peggy Kruhm

“Karlton and Maureen were great to work with. Not only were they professional, friendly and helpful, but they always returned my calls immediately, gave me great imput, and sold my house in a down economy in 6 weeks! Also,they provided a gorgeous brochure of my home that everyone commented about. It was truely a pleasure working with this team.”

—Nancy Earley, Severna Park, MD

“Karlton and Maureen did a fantastic job selling our house. They were always available to answer questions or help in any way that we asked. They took the initiative in advertising our house using a variety of methods. Once the house went under contract they did a wonderful job helping us navigate through the inspection, appraisal, and surveying processes to get the deal closed in a timely fashion. I am extremely grateful.”

—Mary Beth and John McAllister

“We met Maureen Lind – Champion Reality when we were searching for a rental in the Annapolis area and were very impressed. She spent quite a bit of time with us and we found her to be warm, friendly and very knowledgeable. When we were ready to sell our Davidsonville home and, subsequently, purchase another house in Annapolis, Champion Reality (Maureen and Karlton) immediately came to mind. They are both professionals, very responsive and work well together. Maureen is currently handling the Annapolis-area house search for our Son, currently living in Seattle.”

—Jean and Bob Pirih

“Thanks so much for assisting me with the sale of my house. I was shocked that it sold in one day! You were prompt in meeting with me and listing my property, including putting pictures up on a website. You described my home and the community amenities beautifully in a way that would entice prospective buyers to take a look. You listened to my needs, responded to my phone calls, answered questions, and supported me throughout the home selling process. Though this could be a time of stress, you went out of your way to make the process easy and fun. ”

—Sue Wilson

“After listing and/or buying 5 homes in the last 25+ years, I would never consider using anyone other than the Morris/Lind team. From excellent and prompt communication with Karlton and Maureen, to strategies for a successful listing and sale to sound and practical guidance, this team is exactly what anyone would need for a successful real estate transaction and a satisfying experience. They are professional all the way.”

—Debby and Mike Regimenti

“My wife and I had a truly amazing experience working with Karlton and Maureen in the purchase of our waterfront home in Annapolis. Their attention to the small details in timely fashion and their thorough knowledge of all aspects of the Real Estate Arena made the usual difficult process of buying a home quite pleasant! I recommend them to friends and family in the highest regards! ”

—Dr. Coryse Brathwaite and Dr. Ed Zebovitz

“My husband and I have used Karlton Morris and Maureen Lind extensively over the past fifteen years for all of our residential real estate needs. We could not be happier with their knowledge of the local real estate market, their attention to serving the needs of their clients, and overall kindness and consideration. We can only highly recommend them for anyone buying or selling a home in the area.”

—Sincerely, Dr. Roy and Traci Bands

“Karlton and Maureen have helped us buy and sell houses for more than twenty years. They are very thorough, conscientious and professional. They know how to price a house right and advise on what to do to make it more attractive. Having Karlton and Maureen working as a team means someone’s always available and they do whatever it takes to get a house bought or sold. Karlton came by with papers at 7:00 in the morning one day­ and sold our house in 17 days. ”

—Amy and Rich McCarthy

 

“We enjoyed finding a waterfront home while working with Maureen & Karlton. They are experienced, professional and attentive. Sometimes finding the right house can be stressful and long in duration. They were supportive and strategically helpful. When we finally found the right house for us, it was evident that they shared in our joy. We couldn’t have asked for a finer team to work with!”

—Julie & Dr. Gary and Julie Applebaum

 

“Over the years we have had many real estate transactions and have found Karlton Morris and Maureen Lind to be the best of the best. If you are looking for a team who gives you a hundred percent, are dependable, punctual and trustworthy, then Karlton and Maureen is the team for you. In addition to being very knowledgeable in the real estate field, they also have common sense which makes them more flexible dealing with clients. They always follow through and do what they promise in a timely fashion so they are our “go to team”.

—Carol and Carl Owen, Annapolis, MD

“My husband and Iwere looking to buy our first house and had never ventured into a real estate undertaking. A good friend of ours recommended Maureen and Karlton to be our agents in this endeavor. Right from our first interaction with Karlton and Maureen, my husband and Ifelt comfortable with them. They eased our concerns and worries about this important life decision and even made the house hunting process fun. Karlton and Maureen were always available to answer all our questions and help us move forward through all the necessary steps in the process. We honestly have never worked with two people who are more diligent and dedicated to their clients.”

—Katherine Mach, Teacher, Archbishop Spalding High School

 

“I’ve been dealing with Karlton and Maureen for many years whenever I’ve needed a realtor. Each time they have successfully sold my properties in a a matter of a few weeks! I would highly recommend them- they are true professionals and can be counted on to get the job done.”

S.D.

“Maureen and Karlton offered wonderful personal service and expert advice. We received our asking price … and our house sold in a day!”


—Rory & Teri Brennan

“Working with Karlton and Maureen on the selling of my mother’s house was a very positive experience. Karlton patiently responded to every question Ihad and offered helpful suggestions based on his many experiences with selling houses. He explained every step of the procedures so Ifelt confident we were making the best decisions about pricing and methods of advertising. Karlton and Maureen helped me to identify ways to improve the outdoor curb appeal, and then walked through the rooms of the house suggesting ways to ready each room for the most appealing presentation. We sold the house in 3 days!!!”


—Barbara Yingling

“I have had a long term business relationship with Karlton over many years and I have used Karlton and Maureen over the years Buying and Selling homes both for my personal residences and also investment properties. My children have used them over the years too. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for real estate locally or out of the area. They are very experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy, respond quickly to any concerns or questions that I have had. They make a Great Team and the process of Selling or Buying stress free.”


John J. Lonergan, Sr.

CEO of Lonergans Properties, LLC
Past President of Lonergan Charter Service, Inc.

Karlton Morris is the best real estate agent a person could hope to have. I first heard of Karlton Morris in an unusual way. Another agent, one of Annapolis’ most successful and with a competing national firm, recommended him as the best person to represent me in selling our home. I had previously almost signed a listing agreement with a third agent but felt I was getting too much pressure and the “stampede treatment” so had decided to seek out another listing agent.
From the time I first contacted Karlton he was very responsive … interrupting a long weekend break to meet with me to discuss our home, what marketing actions (types of pictures, brochure, web site, magazine ad, emails to brokers, etc.) he would take, and what we wanted to ask for our home.
When I asked him what the initial and subsequent cancellation periods for the listing were he replied “there isn’t any … you can fire me any time you want”. This in spite of the initial cost incurred by him of developing the brochure, web site, etc. I later found out that he had never been fired as an agent.
After I signed the listing agreement, Karlton had the patience to help fill-out the tedious, multi-page form that lists all the fixture data (heating, A/C, oven, flooring, roofs, etc.) that goes into the web site. Karlton has assembled an outstanding team of professionals that, once the listing agreement was signed, went immediately to work and did the camera work, wrote descriptions of our property, etc. to quickly produce a first-class website and marketing brochures.
Karlton, or his associate Maureen Lind, attended every showing of our home, including the home and environmental inspections. At a showing he knows when to stay in the background and listen quietly … but also can quickly answer buyer questions on the spot or follow-up later with the answers to their questions.
One evening, shortly after I met Karlton, I told him that the chain-of-title I had for our home only went back to 1917 but that I knew it must be older. Early the next morning I received an email with a scanned chain-of-title showing that it went back to the 1890′s. This is only one example of his responsiveness and the contact resources he can call on in Anne Arundel County … where he has lived all of his life.
When I called or emailed Karlton, and there were many of them, he returned the calls or acknowledged he had received the emails immediately. When he was on “break”, Maureen would respond but if Karlton’s input was needed he would contact me … even from the Caribbean.
Karlton is just as responsive and effective in working with other agents as he is with his client … it was obvious that the other agents had great respect for and enjoyed working with him.
I once suggested something that I later realized was silly and Karlton gently told me “this is not my first rodeo” … I wholeheartedly recommend this “Bronco Buster” to any one buying or selling a home.
Karlton is not only a great real estate person but a fine human being and a joy to work with.
I would be happy to receive calls from potential clients of Karlton’s.

—Ron Steorts
(202) 669-7807


Dear Karlton,
Please accept my belated, but truly heartfelt, Thanks for steering the sale and moving of the contents from the Severn House condo. I never would have been able to have accomplished and survived that move without your expert advice and the help you and the Tom Codd family gave me!! Thanks also for lunch after the closing too, I’m sorry we had to hurry for the train! Although the move was a sad one for me, I am delighted that such a lovely family will live there. I wish them as much happiness as I had living there. The train ride back to West Palm Beach was uneventful. A very accommodating porter delivered my meals, assisted me with my luggage and saw to my comfort. I highly recommend the service. Although the quarters are extremely small, and the bunk was not exactly an “air” mattress, I was so extremely exhausted, I think I slept a little in spite of the train’s rocking and rolling. Sheila Rimer, my English friend, who is a real estate agent for Premier Realty group in Fells Point here, took me to and met me at the train. She also cared for my cats (2) while I was away, and supplied me with chicken soup and other homemade goodies upon my return. God Bless friends!
The moving van arrived last Tuesday A.M., and even though my house still looks like a “Home Depot warehouse”, I haven’t unpacked boxes yet, but I have been successful in getting rid of some unwanted articles. The St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Guatemalan family, and even the gentleman who replaced the broken garage door motor, have all offered to help take unwanted “stuff”.
Thanks again for all of your kindness and help. Again, God Bless my friends – I am a very fortunate old lady!
—Sincerely, Ruth Morrison

  It was an absolute pleasure working with Karlton Morris and Maureen Lind. They are both very professional and dedicated to their clients. They made it easy for us as we were buying our first home and we are so thankful for them!
—Jon and Ashley Francis

We were extremely pleased with the professionalism, market knowledge and consistent attention we received from Karlton and Maureen in selling our family’s estate home. They truly are pros, and we much appreciated their work on our family’s behalf.
—Jeanne and Chuck Fitzgibbon

I enjoyed working with Karlton and Maureen. They were both very proactive and assertive and as a result my property sold quickly.
—Malena

Karlton & Maureen, We cannot thank you enough for your efforts the last few months working to both sell our home in Hyattsville and buy a new home in Davidsonville! From the beginning, your expertise and professionalism have always provided us peace of mind that we were in good hands. Your depth of knowledge regarding all things real estate in Ann Arundel county is an uncommon characteristic among most of today’s agents. We were repeated impressed by the experts you referred for services such as the home inspection, the photographer, local builders, etc. as well as your recommended mortgage broker who provided outstanding service and better terms than our longtime personal banks! Anyone seeking an agent in Annapolis or metro-DC should call you first without reservation! Sincerely,
—Cyndi and Gray

Over the past four years, I chose Karlton and Maureen as the realtor on the sale of all three houses – two in Davidsonville and one in Annapolis. Two of the three properties were under contract within the first week of listing. Karlton and Maureen are honest, transparent, and conscientious in their business dealings. They work hard to make the sale a success. I particularly like the fact that their communications are timely and complete. I recommend this energetic realtor team.
—Diane Rogler