Why Choose Villager Realty?

There are dozens of real-estate firms in the Central Susquehanna Valley. Why choose Villager?

We get results.

We've been in business for more than 40 years and have thousands of satisfied customers.

Here is a just small sampling of statements our customers have made about Villager Realty and our experienced agents and why they recommend Villager Realty to others:

  • "... exceptional to work with, very knowledgeable. Answered all my questions while taking the stress out of the whole mortgage process ..."
  • "... really came to bat for us and always had our safety and best interest in mind ..."
  • "... found us a house we didn't even dream we could buy ..."
  • "... very accommodating to our schedule, which revolved around a baby ... incredibly responsive and knowledgeable in our every interaction. A great experience overall!!"
  • "... made the whole process seamless and enjoyable ..."
  • "... literally walked us through every step. She answered every question we had, and calmed every fear we had as well ..."
  • "... the ultimate professional, highly skilled, well prepared, and a pleasure to work with ..."
  • "... when things got tough, she literally rolled up her sleeves ..."
  • "... made cost-effective suggestions to improve our home, and we believe those changes helped it to sell ..."

For more information about what our customers are saying, please visit our testimonials page.

Our agents are among the most experienced, best educated, and most credentialed in the Commonwealth.

Villager Realty's agents receive the ongoing, top-notch training and tools necessary to become experts in the industry. Together, they've earned a broad range of professional designations, including:

  • Associate Broker
  • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Accredited Seller Representative (ASR)
  • Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
  • At Home With Diversity (AHWD)
  • Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB)
  • Independent Fee Appraiser (IFA)
  • e-PRO (a comprehensive internet certification program for real estate professionals)

We're local, but we're also involved in shaping the industry at the state and national levels.

Locally

  • Six Villager Realty agents have served as president of the Central Susquehanna Valley Board of REALTORS®, including founder/broker Tim Karr, who served two terms as the organization's president.
  • Three of our agents currently serve on the Central Susquehanna Valley Board of REALTORS® (CSVBR).
    • Pam Whitenight as the current CSVBR President.
    • Sabra Karr (Chair), Shannon Kulp, and Bonnie Trump are on the CSVBR Education Committee.
  • Two Villager Realty agents currently serve on the Multiple List Service Board, and Tim Karr is Secretary of the Multiple Listing Service.

Statewide

  • At the state level, founder/broker Tim Karr is past president – and a 20+ year member – of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® (PAR). He served for 10 years on the organization's executive committee and is also a recipient of PAR's "Realtor of the Year" award. In addition, Tim is a nine-year member and past chairman of PAR's REALTOR Political Action Committee (RPAC).
  • Tim is also president of the Pennsylvania Appraisal Council.
  • Sabra Karr currently serves Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® (PAR) in numerous capacities
    • PAR - CSVBR Director
    • PAR Screening Committee
    • PAR Strategic Plan Broker Advisory Group
    • RPAC Representative

Nationally

  • Tim Karr served on the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) board of directors for 10 years, and chaired NAR's membership policy and board jurisdiction committee. He also served as NAR regional vice president for two years, representing Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey on NAR's executive committee.
  • Tim also served on the National Brokers Advisory Boards of both GMAC Real Estate and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Services.