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What Past Clients are Saying...

Each year we have the privilege of working with the most amazing group of clients. It's always exciting to meet new people and to learn how we can best serve their real estate needs.  Our team goes above and beyond to provide the most exceptional care throughout your journey. It is our sincere hope that you will be so incredibly satisfied with your experience that you will enthusiastically share our names with your loved ones and acquaintances. 

Here is what some of our past clients are saying: 

Our house in the Happy Valley was the third house we purchased, selling two, in three different states.  Each time, we felt disappointed after the transaction, like we had been pressured by the agent to move too fast, or that the agent wasn't fully listening to our needs/wishes.  After this last purchase with Lara Kingshipp Carter as our agent, we realized it was possible to feel really good about the process.  Lara was such a great support for our entire family during this journey, whether she was helping our two sons, under 5 years old, in and out of the car on house tours or engaging in timely and helpful communication along the way.  We felt at such peace about this process the entire time, and a large part of that was due to Lara's patience, support, expertise, and friendly guidance.  We are so grateful to realize we didn't have unrealistic expectations, but rather, had found the right agent.  I highly recommend Lara, as she is the best realtor we have ever worked with!

-Matt and Anna Barone

Lara was amazing throughout the process of buying our home in State College. We were house hunting, and then buying, from afar, and Lara kept us informed and was very responsive whenever we reached out. She listened carefully to our criteria for a house, and then found the perfect fit for us before it was even listed on MLS. Then once we made an offer on our dream house, Lara found an excellent inspector who did a very thorough inspection and offered helpful advice on maintenance of the house systems. In general, Lara not only does a great job as an agent, but also knows the State College community very well and can recommend professionals for construction, maintenance, inspection, mortgage lending, and anything else related to buying or owning a home. In addition to her considerable expertise, Lara is a lovely person and is very easy to work with. She made a stressful, difficult process much more pleasant for us, and we highly recommend her to other home buyers (and sellers!). 

- Hannah Carney

Lara is an excellent realtor who was well suited to help our family find a home in a difficult market (2021). She provided insights on maintenance needs, renovation costs, as well as tips and tricks for how to best win a bid. Lara knows the State College market and knows exactly what it takes to get a home. For my personal family and friends struggling to get a house, I always talk about Lara. She is proof that having an experienced realtor makes a difference. She helped us get our very first offer on a home accepted. During our eight months of house hunting, she was patient and honest. Lara regularly told us when a house just didn't fit our needs. She also quickly became a friend, which made the house hunting process even more enjoyable.


-        Kelli Carsky

Lara is an excellent realtor who takes time to get to know your needs and offers tailored and helpful suggestions. She took me through the journey of search and purchase of my first home painlessly and thoughtfully. A year after she masterfully took upon the sale of my house and again made this  process an awesome experience!! She and her team truly care about you as a client and her approach to the process gives you assurance that your property will be truthfully and beautifully represented. Patient, no-nonsense and very personable professional you will be happy to work with. I am wholeheartedly recommending working with her.

- Lidia Sobkow

It is truly an honor and a privilege to lend my endorsement for Lara Kingship. Lara is one of the most LOYAL, extremely intelligent, compassionate, diligent, and competitive real estate agents that I have ever encountered. In other words, she GETS THE JOB DONE and she is TOTALLY honest in her approach. I might also add, she does a great job of prepping sellers and buyers from the beginning stages of the sale/purchase to the last and final document. In the end, Lara’s approach is very successful and effective. Lara advised my wife and I, and did the majority of the prep work to get our home on the market at 305 Winesap Drive. Port Matilda, PA 16870. Lara was extremely meticulous and thorough in her proceedings, and she turned our common every day lived in home into a beautiful showcase home for future buyers. As a result, we had a contract on home on the second day that it was listed on the market. It also important to note that is Lara very reputable and highly recommended in the State College area, because she is a woman of integrity, character, and she wants the most for her clients. I, without a doubt; would recommend Lara Kinship to be the real estate agent for future home buyers and sellers.

- M. Wagstaff

Lara has helped me buy two homes and sell one! I almost bought a business and used her for that as well. There are no words to express truly how wonderful her and her team are. They work with you every step of the way to make you feel like you're their only client even though the truth is that they're so busy (because they're the best!) The care and consideration you feel in buying or selling with Lara is priceless. If you're looking for a realtor, look no further! Lara and her team will absolutely be the best choice."

- Erin E. Carter

I couldn't have asked for a better first-time home buying experience. From my first call with Lara, to all the property visits with Sarah, and navigating the closing process with Becca -- the team had my back through the entire process. Their coaching, support, and guidance gave me confidence I needed to successfully take the path to home ownership. The Lara Kingshipp Carter group is caring, intuitive, professional, and patient. I started looking for a house, they helped me find a home! 

- Dan Murphy