35 time recipient of the Greater New Haven Association of REALTORS achievement award
Top 5% of Connecticut Realtors
Connecticut Magazine "Five Star Agent Award" recipient- proven to be outstanding in her field by receiving high client satisfaction ratings 2011-2017
What is your expertise?
First-time home buyers (FHA financing)
What are you designations and affiliations?
ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
Member of the Greater New Haven Association of REALTORS
Member of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS
Member of the National Association of REALTORS
Member of Business Network International (Leadership Team)
What is your background?
Masters degree in Education
Graduate Studies in Management and Finance
What are some facts about yourself?
Born & raised in Poland
Fluent in Polish and also speak Russian
Loves animals, supports animal protection rights
Great sense of humor
Enjoys ballroom dancing
"Dorothy helped us throughout our search for the right house and was with us every step of the way. She is very knowledgeable, patient and thorough in her job. She is very kind and friendly to work with. Buying a house can be stressful but Dorothy made it possible with her experienced knowledge and guidance. I can refer Dorothy to anyone for real estate needs without hesitation and will definitely use her in the future as well." ayashafarooqui
"As first time home buyers we were so grateful to work with Dorothy throughout the entire home buying process. Dorothy was extremely knowledgeable about the area and was always very quick to respond whenever we reached out to her. We could tell that Dorothy really cared that we found the right home for us and helped us tremendously as we navigated through all of the steps. Dorothy is enthusiastic, practical, responsive, caring, and knowledgeable. Dorothy showed that she had our best interests in mind throughout this process and we highly recommend her to anyone looking into buying a home. "Jeanine L
"Dorothy was extremely knowledgeable, professional and personable. She found us our dream home and held our hand every step of the way. Dorothy truly goes above and beyond for her clients and it shows. Thank you, Dorothy!!! zuser20170718093736050
"It is difficult to put into words just how value Dorothy was in the house hunting and home buying process to me. It showed in my ways, from the knowledge about different nuances regarding buying in certain towns, to her responsiveness to scheduling numerous showings on short notice. Dorothy was excellent at showings in helping me assess whether my needs were being met, answering my countless questions, and left no stone unturned through the entire process. Her consistency in excellence continued from helping me generate and negotiate offers and had my best interest all the way through up until the day of my closing. Dorothy takes amazing pride in her profession and I would recommend her to anyone from a first time homebuyer to the most sophisticated clientele. Thank you for everything you’ve done Dorothy! Luke J
"Dorothy Karska-Pietch has been our realtor for our home in Cheshire, CT. From the first meeting through the house closing, Dorothy has been the utmost professional. She has gone far and beyond her responsibilities in every sense of the word including checking the house when we could not be present through the winter prior to the actual listing, Dorothy has a fantastic list of professional contacts for any service/repair which may be required. Her experience involving pricing the house, preparing the house for sale, dealing with other realtors was totally professional. Dorothy receives my highest recommendation and would be the best choice for anyone interested in securing the services of a totally professional real estate agent. I could not be more pleased. Aleder
"I have worked with Dorothy through several real estate transactions, most recently buying a home in the Middletown area. Dorothy has always been pleasant, informative, and made the process very easy. She provides a wealth of knowledge about her business but also makes it understandable to each client who may not have a real estate background and their specific situation. She worked well with my mortgage broker and communication was always kept open and honest between all parties involved in the transaction. Dorothy is very timely and goes above and beyond for her client, fufilling requests even at the last minute. Dorothy will continue to be the only real estate agent I use for as long as she remains in the business! Heather M
"Dorothy was a pleasure to work with. She was ALWAYS available and responsive. She led us through every step of the process and was extremely knowledgeable about the housing market. We would request to see certain homes and Dorothy had all the details lined out for us so that we would make an informed decision. She would always say to us that we will "find our forever home..dont you worry"..and she kept her promise and we found our forever home! Katherine
"Dorothy was the best referral I received when I started looking into buying a house. She was patient and honest, which is very valuable when searching for that new home. When working with Dorothy you won't feel rushed or pressured. My honest feedback to anyone reading this you will be doing your self a favor by hiring and working with Dorothy.
" Dorothy Karska-Piech is an extremely professional and competent realtor. She is well-known in the area as a successful professional with an excellent reputation. We had the best experience ever moving to Connecticut from out of State with Dorothy's help. amatsk
"Dorothy is the absolute best - whether you are buying a home and or selling your home! Any agent can show you a house and any agent can list your house but if you want an agent to truly "work" for YOU, then you want Dorothy. She will help stage your home at no additional fee and uses a professional photographer so your home shows at its best. She was able to find me a banker on a Saturday afternoon to get me pre-approved to make an offer on new home. I highly recommend Dorothy! karen175b
"We have had the pleasure of working with Dorothy Karska-Piech several times over the last ten years, in selling, renting and buying. What stands out most is her genuine, caring personality. She has exceptional attention to detail, knowing what is important to make the best presentation when selling, as well as being our advocate when buying. She brings a wealth of experience and is relentless in following up with interested parties. We couldn’t be happier to recommend Dorothy. She is the best! whenn1
"Dorothy Karska-Piech is an extremely competent realtor in all areas. I sold a home and purchased a condo and had problems every step of the way,Dorothy not only helped me get thru it all with her expertise she became a friend. I cannot praise her knowledge and reliability enough. Sunnilake
"As a real estate attorney, I have had the pleasure of working with Dorothy on multiple transactions including both sales and purchases. She is an absolute professional."
"Dorothy Karska-Piech is the most professional real estate agent I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
"I first met Dorothy back in 2006 when purchasing my first home. She was referred to me as the "hardest working woman in Connecticut!" Boy was that true."
marganmcphee: “Dorothy is amazing! My house had previously been on the market over a year with only a few showings. I asked around for the top real estate agents in the state. I was given Dorothy's name. I highly recommend Dorothy for her attention to detail, her strategizing and best of all she's a straight shooter. There was no fluff! She told me what I needed to do and why. With small adjustments, my house was buzzing with action. Dorothy sold my house in a few months at a fabulous price.”
user1228181: “Dorothy understood exactly what we wanted and needed in a house. She scheduled and walked through every house that we wanted to see. Then the day came when she called to say she found our house. All the way through the offer, inspections, and closing...awesome! Our confidence in Dorothy's knowledge, experience and taste made all the difference through every aspect of navigating the real estate world. The best part of finding this house was sharing the experience with her.”
user0168528: “We had a fantastic experience with Dorothy and her agency. When we first inquired about the house online. Dorothy called us back very quick and we scheduled a visit to see the house the next day. It was so nice to get right in because this house was going to sell fast. Next thing we were closing and moving into the house. We would highly recommend Dorothy and her agency. She is a very pleasant, friendly, kind hearted person.”
user2632319: “For most people, buying a home is the biggest purchase they'll ever make. Don't hire your friend who does this on the side - hire Dorothy! We used her for our home purchase and sale of our condo and she is masterful. She helped stage the condo to sell it quickly. She knows the market, is a strong negotiator, and best of all is not afraid to be honest with you. She'll customize the search for your home based on your wants and isn't afraid to tell you when a home isn't for you, or flaws in homes as you go to see them. She is also strong on your behalf after the bid is accepted in dealing with problems from the inspection and ensuring your rights are protected. I'd recommend her a million times over. She is amazing!”
dgray4490: “Dorothy is an amazing real estate agent! My wife and I were looking for our first home and Dorothy walked us through the entire process. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone talks about how stressful buying a home is, but Dorothy really made it a pleasurable experience. Whenever we had a question, she always got back to us right away, no matter the day or time. We have since recommended Dorothy to our friends, who love working with her. We could not have asked for a better experience!!!”
user74790386: “Dorothy was the best realtor for us and got us the house we wanted. She was supportive in the ways that we needed and gave us the confidence to buy our house and know it was the right one for us. One of the things we really appreciate about Dorothy is her straightforward approach. She is insightful and direct which helps in a process that can truly get overwhelming. Even with unexpected circumstances, Dorothy handled everything with true professionalism. We will definitely do business with her again and would recommend the same to others.”
tasmeyia anwar: “Dorothy was extremely helpful and honest. She did everything possible to make our move from out of state easy!!! Can't wait to work with her in the future again.”
mariastaebler: “Dorothy was a pleasure to work with and I'm not even referring to her charming personality. Her professionalism and expertise alleviated any anxiety I may have otherwise had while selling my home. Her thoroughness and attention far exceeded my demanding expectations. Every lead was followed up on promptly and her communication of each was exceptional. When an offer was agreed upon, Dorothy managed every detail of the process and my closing naturally went without a hitch!”
“Dorothy is a very knowledgable and client oriented person. She is very professional and is very successful in finding the right house for her clients. She bends over backward to help with buying your house and is very patient in so doing. She leaves no stone unturned when trying to find her clients their "dream home" (in our case "dream condo"). Our experience with Dorothy was nothing but the best. She is very friendly and personable and a joy to work with. Elaine and Bill Yocher, Cheshire, CT.”
rteddy1176: “There are not enough stars to give Dorothy. I have had the pleasure to work with Dorothy on the sale of my condo and the purchase of my dream home. Both situations were very difficult and she exceeded our expectations while other realtors we had in the past had given up on our situation. Her drive, commitment and work ethic far exceeds that of any other realtor I have ever met or had to work with. I highly recommend Dorothy.”
gfstraley: “Dorothy did a wonderful job for us. She helped us properly stage and photograph our home. Results were immediate. We got three offers in less than two weeks, whereas we did not receive an offer in six months during the peak selling time of the year with a previous realtor. Dorothy was very professional and helped us with many suggestions. She was always available and responded to our calls immediately. We would recommend her to any and all prospective home sellers or buyers.”
nicole santanello: “We used Dorothy’s service three times already for selling two properties and buying our current house. You will never find a realtor like Dorothy! Her devotion, professionalism, passion and love for people make her a very special person and outstanding realtor. She came to our house, rolled up her sleeves, moved furniture around with us, and advised on what needs to be done to improve the image and value of our property. She helped us to choose colors and staged our house to make it just beautiful. I never expected that my house can be so gorgeous! We sold it in a multiple offer situation. Dorothy, we couldn’t be more grateful! You are not only a realtor; you are a friend and part of the family. We’ve referred Dorothy to several of our friends and they all were very grateful for the recommendation. She will always work for you, not for the commission. She will help you to find the perfect home, not just any home. Dorothy, keep doing what you are doing- keeping people grateful and happy.”
mikekarski: “I bought and sold my condo with Dorothy then purchased my current home; again with Dorothy- I wouldn’t use any other realtor. She set the bar so high that no other realtor could fill her shoes. She is extremely responsive and helpful and just a phone call away around the clock. I told her what I was looking for and she never wasted my time for properties that wouldn’t match. She was patient and understanding to my outrageous schedule and did everything to help accommodate appointments. Dorothy advised me and always had my best interest in mind and pointed out both pros and cons so that I would not make a mistake. I will never forget that she talked me out of the property that really wasn’t right for me. I understand it now. Thank you, Dorothy, for having my best interest in mind.”
zeynep e3: “We were very fortunate to have Dorothy as our agent. We are first time home buyers and had many questions and concerns. She provided invaluable advice to us and helped us find our perfect home. She is very dedicated and exceeded our expectations.”
user80887677: “Dorothy recently helped me through the buying process of a short sale. The approval process took almost a full year and Dorothy was so patient and helpful. As a first time home buyer, I obviously had a lot of questions, and she was so quick to answer them with the utmost honesty. I valued her advice and opinions because I was so ignorant to this process. Dorothy is sincere and respectful to your wants and must haves, but also deal breakers when buying a home. She also made excellent recommendations such as attorney's and home inspectors. Everything she did for me during my purchase went above and beyond, and she did it for me, not her wallet. I've even heard other realtors refer to her as a "shark" because she fights so hard for you. If you're in the market for an excellent realtor, you need to call Dorothy.”