Real Estate Team
Donna Kendall Stager / Creative Designer
Donna was born and raised in Walnut Creek, and moved to Burton Valley with her husband and three children in 1990. A gift to the group, Donna is our in-house stager and works exclusively for KRG. Moving into staging was a natural transition for Donna, she owned Seiferts Floral Co. in Orinda for 15 years! Her eye for color, surging creativity, and understanding for what makes a living space appealing to buyers is what has been selling homes for years.
Teresa Hemmingsen Transaction Coordinator
Teresa grew up in Lafayette and graduated from Chico State with a BS in Business Marketing. After getting married and having two children, she knew it was time to exercise her talents in a field that would put to good use her organizational skills & positive personality. Teresa establishes & maintains communication between clients, lenders, title, and escrow, all while working under strict deadlines to successfully close transactions. She's our paperwork gal.
Meet the Team
Rick Dunne Marketing Agent
Rick has been a realtor for 10 years, first in Southern California and then back to Northern California. He currently lives in Walnut Creek but has lived in various areas all over the Bay Area. He is a well known member of the community- you may know him from Postino’s, one of the best restaurants in Lafayette! He offers his expertise in real estate, both residential and raw land, marketing, and specializes in excellent customer service.
Karen Richardson The Leading Lady 925.639.3904
A thirty year resident of Lamorinda, Karen is in the top 1% of realtors, and has been recognized for her ongoing commitment to her clients. With her business growing rapidly, she decided to create a group of like minded people so she could ensure her clients would receive the highest level of attention and focus. Karen has extensive knowledge of Contra Costa County, including the pros and cons of specific areas, as well as the uniqueness of each neighborhood. As a mother of two, she knows the "ins and outs" of raising a child in the Bay Area. Her pride in the community, and her unparalleled dedication to her work makes her the best choice for your real estate needs.
Autumn Cody Marketing Assistant
Autumn is a Bay Area native and our Social Media Guru! In addition to attending the University of San Francisco where she is finishing her degree in marketing, she handles our numerous social media platforms. She is a natural at digital marketing techniques and is constantly researching the latest trends in marketing strategy. With the amount of marketing KRG offers to our sellers, it is important to have someone who specializes in marketing to our target audience!
"More than a realtor, a whole team of experts"
Kellianne Rapoza Group Coordinator / Realtor 925.258.1111 ext. 211
Kellianne began with Karen Richardson Group as a marketing assistant but as her career progressed, she was offered the role of Group Coordinator. She works closely with Karen to organize the growing team and ensure efficiency throughout each transaction. She thrives on superior customer service and has a strong technology/ graphic design background that allows her to deliver compelling, one-of-a-kind solutions. In addition to being a licensed realtor, she is also a certified transaction coordinator.
Our Most Recent Reviews...
"Amazing!It's the best word to describe what they accomplished! I have NEVER been a fan of realtors until I was fortunate enough to choose Kellianne and the Richardson group. 72 hours from list to contract in hand, with a selling price of $100k over list. From watching other listings, this was due to all the pre-work that Kellianne and Donna (stager) did with the house. Oh, and yes...by the way, this realtor stages the house as part of their commission! I am a believer again in the fact that good DOES reside within this community! Amazing"
"Karen, Kellianne and the whole KRG team are the reason we have our dream house. We kicked tires for 3 years, and the whole time they stayed in contact letting us know they were ready when we were. When that day came (about 2 months ago) we had an offer out the next day on a pre-market listing. Thanks to the KRG team and their lender contacts, the offer was accepted and the house that we have driven by admiring for years is actually ours! Pretty confident in saying that would not have happened if it wasn't for the KRG team."
"My mom was looking for a place in Pleasant Hill and Kellianne Rapoza Love from Karen Richardson group was on it! Within hours, we got a list of potential homes. Kellianne was very respectful and cordial to my mom despite a language barrier. She was encouraging yet practical with us when it came to looking for a home. It was especially difficult as my mom was in southern California at the time, but Kellianne made the process smooth and accommodating and now my mom lives in a beautiful home in Gregory Gardens. Thanks Karen Richardson Group!"
"We had the pleasure of working with Karen Richardson and Kellianne Rapoza and they were absolutely PHENOMENAL on so many levels! They worked with my wife's grandmother and quickly identified several opportunities that we hadn't see online or weren't listed as well as houses that were risky to buy due to infrastructure problems. In a difficult sellers driven market, they found us exactly what we were looking for. We couldn't be happier and since then we have recommended them to other family and friends who have had great experiences as well. Don't waste your time with anyone else, they're top notch and easy to work with!! Great experience!!"