Meet The Team

Niche Homes is a  boutique real estate brokerage specializing in the many outstanding neighborhoods and enclaves along the Wasatch Front. We are the only brokerage along the Wasatch Front to offer free, full-service market preparation for our listing clients. Our Realtors know the ins and outs of every neighborhood, and are adept at finding the perfect place—at the best price—for our buyers. We excel at national and international relocation, and partner with prominent local  businesses to ensure smooth and successful moves.

Our comprehensive in-house team comes to the table with unparalleled management, legal, marketing, staging and event-planning experience. Individually we are impressive. Together we are a powerhouse optimizing client experience and profit. Contact us today to find out why clients and industry colleagues alike are calling us hard working, detailed, and poised for the deal acumen.

Karly Nielsen

Founder and Principal Broker

Don’t be fooled by Karly Nielsen’s easy demeanor and warm charm—she is one of the fiercest and grittiest people you will ever meet. Whether it’s running the local elementary PTA, tackling community issues, negotiating a hard-fought contract or managing her family of six, she is a woman who can get things done. Nothing falls through the cracks with Karly, and she has a superhuman ability to get people to do (and succeed at) things they otherwise wouldn’t. Karly and her family have moved all over the United States and together have mastered the art of moving and connecting with people from all walks of life. She currently resides in the Yalecrest Neighborhood and can’t say enough good things about this family-friendly community. She has a degree in Business Management from BYU and is a licensed broker in the state of Utah. When she’s not buying or selling homes, or volunteering, you can find her and her family hiking, dirt biking, camping and climbing in the nearby Wasatch Mountains.

Karly Nielsen
801-673-7149
karly@nichehomes.com

Kristin Kassing

Realtor

Grab a Diet Coke and try to keep up with Kristin! This lady wrote the book on multitasking and is halfway through her checklist by the time most of us hit the snooze button. She is proud to be a born-and-raised South Jordaner and a Daybreak resident since 2006. With a BA in accounting from Southern Utah University and a career in the corporate finance sector, she is known for her uncanny attention to detail and being a whiz at numbers and negotiations. Her clients have included residential land developers, contractors and home builders. She can’t stress enough how important it is for those with a new construction contract to have a competent Realtor on their side during the entire process. Nothing makes Kristin happier than helping a client visualize, design and build a functionally beautiful home. When she’s not rocking the real estate world or raising four amazing humans, you can find her entertaining, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, volunteering, reading, and obsessing over interior design details.

Kristin Kassing
801-244-1217
kristin@nichehomes.com

Hilary McDonough

Realtor

Hilary is a third-generation real estate professional with a deep love for residential real estate. She became familiar with the industry at a young age in her hometown of Palo Alto, California and moved to Salt Lake in her twenties where she earned a BA in English from the University of Utah. Since graduating, she has pursued a career in editing and freelance writing and most recently held the position of marketing director for Parade Craze, a Parade of Homes affiliate. Her very prominent artistic side has also led her to work as a watercolor artist and actor. She has represented businesses such as doTERRA, Jane.com, Cricut, and Mercedes. As a licensed Realtor, Hilary’s instinct for aesthetic potential allows her to visualize the optimal beauty of a home and eagerly assist in making that potential a reality. This mother of three loves to get outdoors with her family, sing with her women’s ensemble, Incanta, and is always looking for a good excuse to throw a party. She especially cherishes frequent visits to her hometown and other favorite place in the world, California’s Bay Area.

Hilary McDonough
801-824-2779
hilary@nichehomes.com

Kerry Harding

Realtor

Trust us when we say Kerry Harding knows exactly what you are going through when it comes to buying and selling your home. This proud military spouse is a “connoisseur” of relocating with an astounding nine moves over the last fifteen years. An Oklahoma native and a die hard crimson and cream Sooner fan, her sweet southern-belle style is matched only by her moxie. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S in Psychology in three years flat and obtained her Master’s degree in Public Administration while traveling all over the world. Over the last few years she has worked for a Division I university, Wells Fargo and overseen property management. The former beauty queen is also a mother of three. Overachiever, detail oriented, and empathetic are just a few of the attributes that make Kerry the licensed Realtor you want in your corner. From the rice fields of Northern Japan, to the Emerald Coast of Florida, to Salt Lake’s historic Avenues neighborhood, Kerry knows each home is not just an investment, but a special chapter in a personal story.

Kerry Harding
Realtor
801-548-1635
kerry@nichehomes.com

Mele Brown

Realtor

Hard working, detailed and creative, Mele Brown knows how to make things happen. Born in Long Beach, California, Mele learned at an early age to be independent and navigate the course of her own future. She is adept at expressing what she needs, and experience has taught her that communication is the cornerstone to solving any problem. Mele goes the extra mile to involve and inform her clients in every step of the home buying or selling process. You’ll often hear her say, “I’ll do whatever it takes to help my clients.” And she means exactly that. She pulls out all the staging, marketing and negotiating stops to make sure her clients get exactly what they want. This includes working as a buyer representative in new construction, an oft overlooked (but critical) part of building a new home. Mele has lived in various areas of the Salt Lake Valley, but now calls Bluffdale, Utah home. She loves her Bluffdale neighbors and can’t think of a better community to have built her dream home. Mele is married with two children. She is also a member of the Polynesian Autism Awareness group based out of Salt Lake City which spans to several states giving support to families with autistic children.

Mele Brown
801-750-1283
mele@nichehomes.com

Betsy Broadwater

Realtor

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” A truism by Helen Keller that sums up Betsy and her passion for living and connecting with the world around her. Betsy’s wanderlust and penchant for volunteering has taken her to the far reaches of the globe. Her love of the Utah mountains calls her back to her Wasatch home every time. She believes Salt Lake City is the best place in the world to plant your roots and grow. She also considers every client to be a lifelong friend. What starts as a business meeting usually ends with a shared meal or an adventure up the canyons. Because her clients are like family, she will always put them first and work tenaciously on their behalf. Betsy has a BA in Advertising and has worked both in agency and in house within the tech, outdoor, retail and finance space. She’s an expert in national and international relocation to and from Salt Lake City, with a primary focus on refugees resettling in Utah.

Betsy Broadwater
801-707-3962
betsy@nichehomes.com

Cori Pugsley

Director of Marketing

Cori Pugsley is a woman who wears many hats. She has traveled the world, taught yoga, managed celebrity clients, and overseen national advertising campaigns for companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, ConAgra Foods, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Zions Bancorporation. With a background in art and design, and degrees in Marketing and English, she has a discerning eye and an uncanny ability to marry creative and practical solutions. When she’s not writing, planning, designing or wrangling with her four kids, you’ll find her skiing, running, or with her nose in a newspaper or book.

Cori Pugsley
cori@nichehomes.com

Kayley Danielson

Director of Design

Kayley Danielson is a beach girl living the high-mountain life. Born and raised in Southern California, she and her family made an unexpected move to Salt Lake City in 2018. While her husband’s work brought her to Salt Lake City, she plans to stay put for the family-friendly way of life and great outdoors. Kayley has a background in Art History with a BS in Interior Design from the San Diego Art Institute. Her artistic eye and bent for perfectionism have bolstered her success designing model homes, public spaces and high-end residential. Kayley aspires to usher timeless, livable style to Salt Lake and is eager for her work to reflect her new hometown and her clients’ lifestyles, budgets and life circumstances. When Kayley isn’t designing homes, researching unique vendors, pinning the perfect image or chasing the latest trends on Instagram, she is exploring her new home state with her husband, daughter and miniature schnauzer.

Kayley Danielson
kayley@nichehomes.com

Suzanne Kingsford

Transaction Coordinator

Suzanne Kingsford’s heart is firmly rooted in Salt Lake soil. She grew up in the Foothill neighborhood, graduated from East High and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in English with a minor in Spanish and a teaching certificate. She spent three years daring middle school classrooms before shifting to online teaching and coaching. Her time has since been spent raising three children, teaching to piano students of all ages, and traveling the world coaching companies like Deloitte. Chances are you’ve seen Suzanne in the cheering section at her family’s many games and musical events. Or you’ve met her volunteering at Clayton, Indian Hills, or Bonneville, where she also teaches music once a week. When she’s not getting things done to the soundtrack of an audiobook, you can find her running, skiing or dreaming up her next world adventure.

Suzanne Kingsford
suzanne@nichehomes.com

Polina Hullinger

Interior Design

They say, “coming home is one of the most beautiful things.” Born and raised in Eastern Europe, Polina has carried beauty and home with her throughout her life and across borders. At her core, is the powerful belief that home is not just a place we reside, but a place where we hold and evoke our strongest emotions. Her interest in art and clothing design as a young child drew her into years of academic art study in Europe and led her to study in the United States at the age of 19. Currently, Polina, or Polie as she prefers to be called, lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and two children. Her art and design has taken on a whole new layer of meaning since having a family of her own. Creating an atmosphere of beauty and peace is her passion, and it seems to trail her wherever she goes.

Polina Hullinger
801-839-6155
polina@nichehomes.com

Marie Jefferies

Photography

Marie Jefferies has reason to be grounded. Raised by adventurous parents, her childhood was filled with trips to Utah’s many wondrous places. She carried wonder with her to college where she received a BS in Anthropology and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Utah. For years, she worked with adults with disabilities and children in foster care. Most recently, she has been teaching her two sons to savor each day and take every opportunity for outdoor adventure. Her love for the outdoors is only equalled by her gentle temperament. She has a knack of putting anyone at ease, especially if you find yourself on the other side of her lens. Marie is proud of being a Utah native and lifelong Salt Laker and is an enthusiastic ambassador of her hometown. When she’s not forging the trails and scenic byways of Utah’s National Parks (Capitol Reef is her favorite, by the way), you can find Marie exploring the shores of Maine or California, and hiking, camping and skiing every chance she gets.

Marie Jefferies
marie@nichehomes.com

Lisa Dyer

Social Media and Sales

Lisa Dyer is our resident Jersey Girl, whose boundless enthusiasm and authentically positive nature bring an element of joy and energy to the Niche Homes team. A perennial prankster with a subtle sense of humor, people meeting Lisa for the first time quickly find themselves at ease and having fun. Her joyful persona accompanies a very sharp, driven personality with decades of corporate marketing experience and tough-as-nails, second-generation Italian fortitude. She earned a BA in Communications from Kean University before launching her career in pharmaceutical product management. After relocating to Utah with her husband in 2004, Lisa continued her career as Product Manager with Franklin Covey Business Solutions and then as a freelancer in online marketing. When she isn't espousing the virtues of Salt Lake's many beautiful and unique communities through our social media channels, Lisa can be found heading up the PTA at her girls' school, hiking, biking, playing golf, reading, and otherwise immersing herself in the diverse beauty of the Western United States. Lisa and her family have lived in the Yalecrest area of Salt Lake City since 2004.

Lisa Dyer
lisa@nichehomes.com

Our Philosophy

“Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”

– Oliver Wendall Holmes, Sr

At Niche Homes we understand that buying and selling a home is more than a transaction. It is an emotional experience. As such, we see ourselves as curators in this experience finding meaningful and relevant options that fit your life’s narrative. Our specialized focus on the Wasatch Front market allows us to match buyers and sellers in pre-listings and off-market sales. Our thoughtful and trusted team of designers, attorneys, marketers, lenders and licensed agents deliver on the details that befit your goals. In the process, we guarantee you will be treated with the utmost care and professionalism whether you are buying or building your first home, your dream home, or looking to downsize.

What We Offer

Buying a home along the Wasatch Front has never been more competitive. Inventory is down 68% statewide, days on market is down 40%, median sales price is up 17% and sellers are getting 99.9% of list price. Don’t make the mistake of buying a home alone. We are experts in the many fabulous neighborhoods all along the Wasatch Front and have Realtors that know the ins and outs of their communities and relationships with industry players who will take your offer seriously.

We are here to hold you hand through the entire home-buying  or new-build process: help steer you where you want to go and guide you away from obstacles and pitfalls.

STEP ONE: FINANCE

First, and the most daunting step of all, we convert your hopes and dreams into quantitative numbers. Together we work with a team of lenders to come up with your best possible financial solution. Our preferred lenders are known for their low rates and out-of-the-box financing options. We are here to advise and make this leg of the journey as painless as possible.

STEP TWO: FIND AND OFFER

Finding your perfect space is equal parts art and science. On our end, it’s a matter of sorting and sifting through MLS listings, and more importantly discovering the unlisted property we pride ourselves in finding. Sometimes it feels like finding a needle in a haystack, but we relentlessly use all our personal and professional resources to find and secure your ideal property. We also know how to write a competitive offer that is sure to stand out amid multiple offers.

STEP THREE: NEGOTIATE AND CLOSE

Rarely a deal goes off without a hitch. Our experience has made us experts at problem-solving and putting out last-minute fires. Our attention to detail and grit keeps negotiation, closing-cost stress and fees at a minimum. You can trust us to advocate for you, mitigate stress, and do what we need to do to keep you in or get you out of a contract.

Let us help you make the move.

We are Salt Lake’s national and international relocation experts.

Relocate to Salt Lake

There’s selling a home, and then there’s selling a home the Niche Homes Way. We are the only brokerage along the Wasatch Front to offer concierge market-preparation and free-staging services. Our team of designers and contractors evaluate your property, give recommendations for optimizing your home’s value, and then execute with efficiency and an eye for detail. We go above and beyond to get you top-dollar for your home. Our properties sell 41%  faster and for 10-15% more than comparable properties.

Let us guide you through home-selling strategies that account for your stage of life and financial goals. Want to maximize your home value? We can do that. Want to keep this whole process as simple and stress-free as possible? We can do that too.

STRESS-FREE OPTIONS

If stress-free is your top priority, we modify timing and budget expectations. We bring in buyers that will be respectful of the boundaries you have set without staging or other intrusive strategies.

TOP-DOLLAR STRATEGIES

Our in-house designer and maintenance team will review of your home​ ​and recommend ​​ways you can maximize your home’s value. Recommendations could include roof repair, bathroom or kitchen updates, new flooring, landscaping, painting or other fine details. We have a network of trusted tradespeople who can help you execute these changes quickly and efficiently.

FREE STAGING SERVICES

One of the biggest differences between Niche Homes and other realtors is that we provide all-inclusive staging in our commission price. Most realtors will tack the cost of cleaning, window washing, and staging items onto your bill. In our opinion, this isn’t something that a client should pay for, nor manage. You’re already paying us well—it’s our job to work hard for you and earn our money!

Buying a Home

Buying a home along the Wasatch Front has never been more competitive. Inventory is down 68% statewide, days on market is down 40%, median sales price is up 17% and sellers are getting 99.9% of list price. Don’t make the mistake of buying a home alone. We are experts in the many fabulous neighborhoods all along the Wasatch Front and have Realtors that know the ins and outs of their communities and relationships with industry players who will take your offer seriously.

We are here to hold you hand through the entire home-buying  or new-build process: help steer you where you want to go and guide you away from obstacles and pitfalls.

STEP ONE: FINANCE

First, and the most daunting step of all, we convert your hopes and dreams into quantitative numbers. Together we work with a team of lenders to come up with your best possible financial solution. Our preferred lenders are known for their low rates and out-of-the-box financing options. We are here to advise and make this leg of the journey as painless as possible.

STEP TWO: FIND AND OFFER

Finding your perfect space is equal parts art and science. On our end, it’s a matter of sorting and sifting through MLS listings, and more importantly discovering the unlisted property we pride ourselves in finding. Sometimes it feels like finding a needle in a haystack, but we relentlessly use all our personal and professional resources to find and secure your ideal property. We also know how to write a competitive offer that is sure to stand out amid multiple offers.

STEP THREE: NEGOTIATE AND CLOSE

Rarely a deal goes off without a hitch. Our experience has made us experts at problem-solving and putting out last-minute fires. Our attention to detail and grit keeps negotiation, closing-cost stress and fees at a minimum. You can trust us to advocate for you, mitigate stress, and do what we need to do to keep you in or get you out of a contract.

Let us help you make the move.

We are Salt Lake’s national and international relocation experts.

Relocate to Salt Lake
Selling Your Home

There’s selling a home, and then there’s selling a home the Niche Homes Way. We are the only brokerage along the Wasatch Front to offer concierge market-preparation and free-staging services. Our team of designers and contractors evaluate your property, give recommendations for optimizing your home’s value, and then execute with efficiency and an eye for detail. We go above and beyond to get you top-dollar for your home. Our properties sell 41%  faster and for 10-15% more than comparable properties.

Let us guide you through home-selling strategies that account for your stage of life and financial goals. Want to maximize your home value? We can do that. Want to keep this whole process as simple and stress-free as possible? We can do that too.

STRESS-FREE OPTIONS

If stress-free is your top priority, we modify timing and budget expectations. We bring in buyers that will be respectful of the boundaries you have set without staging or other intrusive strategies.

TOP-DOLLAR STRATEGIES

Our in-house designer and maintenance team will review of your home​ ​and recommend ​​ways you can maximize your home’s value. Recommendations could include roof repair, bathroom or kitchen updates, new flooring, landscaping, painting or other fine details. We have a network of trusted tradespeople who can help you execute these changes quickly and efficiently.

FREE STAGING SERVICES

One of the biggest differences between Niche Homes and other realtors is that we provide all-inclusive staging in our commission price. Most realtors will tack the cost of cleaning, window washing, and staging items onto your bill. In our opinion, this isn’t something that a client should pay for, nor manage. You’re already paying us well—it’s our job to work hard for you and earn our money!

Nicholas Gabel

Karly is a pro! Her knowledge of the market, attention to detail, calm demeanor, and passion for real estate helped us navigate our first home purchase. She was very responsive and thorough throughout the process which helped calm our nerves! Her recommendations for a mortgage broker and other vendors were also top notch. We can’t recommend her enough!!

Catherine Turnbull

Karly is amazing! From start to finish, I could not have had a better real estate transaction. Go with Karly! You will be glad you did.

Brad Colton

Karly from Yalecrest worked as our agent on a recent house purchase. She was easily the best realtor we have ever had. Karly works harder than any other realtor and she has a client first attitude. This is my fourth house purchase and it was definitely the smoothest and easiest purchase of them all thanks to Karly.

Matt and Jane Lembke

Karly was amazing to work with in selling our home. She helped us every step of the way and made this as easy as possible for us. She truly goes above and beyond. We highly recommend her!

Donna Green

Great experience working with Karly! She is very helpful, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs.

Anthony Eves

We loved working with Karly. We moved from San Diego and only gave Karly a 4 day window to work with. She worked tirelessly to find us a perfect home. Her recommendations about schools, neighborhoods, and overall community turned out to be spot on. We would definitely recommend Karly to our friends and family, and should we ever move again, we will be contacting her. Thanks Karly!

Paul Nielsen

Karly’s detailed questions and active listening narrowed our search area so well that the day this house came on the market, we were able to do a drive by to determine that we wanted to see it. Which we did next day. On her recommendation, we made an offer that afternoon. Her offer-writing skills made it attractive enough the seller accepted it later that evening! We have the best house and location that meet our desires beautifully.

Mike Crawford

Karly and her crew were outstanding during the process of us selling our home. She is very organized and communicates the entire process throughout. Everything that she explained to us happened in her time frame and we got the price that we wanted. I would highly recommend using Karly when selling or buying a home. She did such an amazing job all the way through the process!!!!

Jeffries Family

Yalecrest Homes far exceeded our expectations. Karly’s professional guidance and supportive demeanor eased the stress of selling and buying our homes. We highly recommend trusting Yalecrest Homes as your real estate team.

Eric D.

Karly is a truly exceptional agent and person. Her knowledge of the local market is probably without equal, and the level of attention and energy she brings to the process really has to be seen to believed. But it goes beyond that. Through Karly we were introduced to an entire team of extraordinary, quality professionals…lenders, inspectors, movers, roofers, painters, flooring experts, stagers, the list goes on! She’s like a real estate concierge! And all truly seemed to provide an extra level of effort and care knowing we were “one of Karly’s clients.” These are the people that make it all come together, and across the board they smile when they say her name – think about what that’s worth!

David Scruggs

We had multiple offers within just a few days and were able to close exactly when we needed to in order to make our move. Karly was professional and friendly in every aspect of this process. No move happens completely stress free, but ours was pretty close. Karly and her family have become friends. I would use her again as well as refer her to family and friends without hesitation.

Kael Alden

Karly went WAY above and beyond to help us find the perfect home. Our move from LA was especially difficult because we were not local, and touring homes was impossible. Karly made it possible though by staying on top of new listings and being available for tours at any hour of the day, often staying up late to crunch numbers and figure out comps. We couldn’t have done it without her!

Matthew Yamane

Patient, flexible, realistic and never pushy. Karly is extremely knowledgable about the neighborhood and area. Her ties throughout the community are fantastic and she helped us to get where we wanted to be. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND her! She’s a great realtor and neighbor!

Mariah Nielsen

Karly has been a wonderful agent to help us sell our home. She went far and beyond what other agents would typically do to help us get top dollar for our home. She was timely and professional and was great at helping us understand every step of the process. We couldn’t have been happier with her work. We highly recommend Karly and her Yalecrest Homes team!!

Heather Alden

Karly is amazing! She worked tirelessly for us and went on a many Facetime tours (since we were out of state when looking for a house) and is really organized. She is personable, knowledgeable and professional in every way. Can’t recommend her enough!

Ted Orgill

Absolutely professional! We were afraid to go through the selling process thinking our home needed a lot of updating. Karly, however, told us what we could sell the home for without doing a lot of work on it and she was right! She sold our home in a day at the value she said! She is extremely professional and easy to work with. She eased our fears and helped us realize our dreams!!! I highly recommend and am grateful, to Karly for all her help and knowledge!!!

Ab Morse

Karly sold our home in under a week. Then she followed up on every detail right thru the closing. She’s thoughtful and diligent. I highly recommend her!

Colin Thomas

As an industry peer I can attest to Karly’s single-minded focus on her client’s best interests. When it comes to keeping a real estate transaction together, that can sometimes mean walking a fine line. She walks that line easily because she is careful and caring, professional and fair minded. I highly recommend having Karly represent you as your Realtor.

Jesse Theurer

Real estate is a service based industry where Karly works hard to earn the trust and loyalty of her clients. As a mortgage broker and member of her professional team I experience first hand the amount of time and effort Karly spends in listening, understanding and then working to meet the specific needs of each client she represents. The gratitude and respect Karly shows her clients is genuine and is reflected by the ongoing friendships she has created among her client. In addition to caring for her clients Karly is also a professional who keeps herself well informed of the local market and various other elements within the real estate industry. I recommend Karly and appreciate the opportunity I have to work with her and many of her clients.

Bob Jones

We recently worked with Karly on the sale of our previous home as well as purchase of the new property and would highly recommend her services. She is an incredibly strong advocate, well prepared and takes the time to get you in the right house. She and her team do a terrific job staging your home in prep for open house and in our case, we sold our home in 36 hours. On top of it all, she’s one of the more pleasant people we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Joseph Pugsley

We started talking to Karly six months before we bought our new home. She helped us put together a plan for selling our existing home and a checklist of must-haves for our new home. After a couple of months of actively looking, we made an offer on an unlisted home she found for us in Yalecrest area. Within a week we had our home on the market and an offer in the first 24 hours. It was a whirlwind; she brought in a whole team to get our house ready to sell even helped pack us up! She also spent countless hours working through FEMA to clarify some flood insurance issues we had with the home we were selling. In the ten years we lived in the house, I’d never been able to cut through the bureaucracy of it as she did. We couldn’t have done it without her. She’s amazing, and a very caring, thoughtful person to boot.

Keunhan Park

Karly was my agent when we bought a house in the Yalecrest area. She is the best agent I have ever worked with. She cares about her customers as she would do for her own families. She does not hide anything very open-minded and sincere. She is simply the best and I am lucky to have her as my agent.

David Hines

Karly knows the market very well, she is available, efficient and responsive, she has a great network of contractors that customers can leverage (we did!), and she works extremely hard for her clients. We continue to consult her and consider her a true friend. You would be hard pressed, indeed, to find another realtor of similar quality.

Emily Foxley

I have worked with Karly several times and have consistently been very impressed by her professionalism and follow through. She makes what could be a stressful experience (buying or selling a home) straightforward and painless. I would definitely recommend Karly and Yalecrest Homes if you’re looking for a realtor with knowledge and a collected, caring demeanor.

David McConkie

Karly works very hard and shows a great deal of personal attention to her clients. She cared about what we wanted in the transaction, was candid (when we needed her to be and in a very kind way), and was a large part of the reason why we had such a good selling and buying experience. She is very connected to the Yalecrest area especially, and is particularly helpful if you are trying to get into that VERY competitive area.

Bonnie Rock

Karly did more than could be expected. She met all of our commitments, gave our property the best possible presentation, had a superb photographer who took esthetically pleasing photos of our home, knew tradesmen who could make the buyers asked for changes, went with us for closing appointments, and included sellers and buyers in celebration when all drew to an end. This was a lovely goodbye to our home of 50 years. Thank you Karly!

Jiyoung Chang

We bought our first house a month ago and that experience was amazing thanks to Karly. When we first jumped into the market in the summer 2016, we didn’t know anything about buying a house. Karly was so kind and very considerate. Whenever we went to see a house with her, she pointed out small details we missed and explained throughly. She had in-dept knowledge about the overall structures of houses in SLC which helped us a lot when deciding the key features of our future home. After couple of meetings with her, We could immediately sense that she cared about us and her primary interest is our satisfaction not the money! I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a house without any hesitation. We are so happy that we got to know Karly not only as our agent but also as a friend and a neighbor.

Dillon Lee

Karly was so great to work with! She found us our dream home and made the process simple and seamless. I would highly recommend Karly as your agent!

Jim Fahs

Karly Nielsen is friendly and kind. She has a professional presence. As a home inspector, I have seen thousands of real estate agents in action, and Karly’s attention to the needs of her clients is stellar. You are in good hands with Karly Neilsen; I recommend her.

John Graham

Karly knows her homes, and more importantly she knows the neighborhood. She’s been the PTA president and continues to immerse herself in the community. THAT’s what I want when I’m looking for someone to guide me to the right home for my family. I highly recommend Karly and her unique network of friends and businesses – not to mention the fact that she’s about the nicest person on earth.

Jamie Christensen

Karly was very helpful in navigating the process of buying our first home. She was extremely flexible in making time to show us homes and providing us with additional information about neighborhoods, schools, and other important factors. Karly is genuinely concerned with helping her clients find the home that best fits their needs. We ultimately decided to build a new home, and Karly has been attentive to the details throughout the process. Karly is a gem.

Clint Cresap

I would highly recommend Karly as a realtor in the Salt Lake City area. She is thoroughly professional and quickly made time to show us homes whenever they came up. The home we purchased was overpriced, and with Karly’s help in negotiations, we ended up purchasing the home for 50k less than the original asking price, even though it was only on the market a couple of weeks. She also negotiated for extra things that we wanted, but were afraid to ask for, like the appliances and a carpet allowance.

Kirk Anderson

We highly recommend Niche Homes and Karly Nielsen to anyone looking for a GREAT Realtor and a GREAT selling experience. We chose to list our home with Karly because she lived in the neighborhood; led a small, tightly focused group of professionals; had a great reputation; and was a joy to work with. She exceeded our high expectations by delivering a very well managed sales process, with a very good support team (including several contractors to help us with pre-listing repairs), and a final selling price that was well above our listing price. She made what could have been a stressful process a friendly and very enjoyable one. Thank you, Karly!

Wendy Diamond

As first time home owners we were very nervous about this process especially with the market being so crazy right now. Betsy is an exceptional Realtor who went above and beyond for our family. She helped us find our perfect home and she did it all virtually as we were still living in a different state! Betsy and the team at Niche Home kept us organized, fought for us when we found what we were looking for and helped with so many little details all along the way both before, during and after the offering process in a truly crazy market.

Susan Kamaiopili

We were lucky to find Karly and instantly knew she was the right person for us. She was not only incredibly knowledgeable and kind, she was flexible and simply made everything easy. All of the houses we wanted to see and the dates we wanted to see them, she was able to make it happen! I expected the process to be stressful and that I would really have to overextend myself but Karly made it smooth and was really never pushy about anything, which was a total shock. I would 100% recommend Karly and her team. I have full confidence she can find you your perfect home like she did with us. Thanks Karly!

Michael Putnam

I cannot recommend Niche Homes enough. As first time homebuyers, we came into a hot market feeling quite overwhelmed. Karly was a true godsend - not only did she help us find a home, but she also patiently guided us through closing, giving us the necessary information to process each step and make informed decisions. I cannot remember a time when I have worked with any organization, in any industry, when I felt as taken care of as I did with Niche Homes. You will be thankful you chose them for your real estate needs

David Einum

We have bought and sold 8 homes over the past 20 years and I can solidly place Karly and the staff at Niche Homes as the best real estate professionals with whom we have worked. We bought a home from out-of-state and Karly repeatedly and painstakingly prepared narrated video tours of homes in which we were interested. This attention to service, combined with Karly's thoughtfulness, genuine passion for understanding what's important to us in a home, as well as negotiating savvy in a tough seller's market, allowed us to find the right home within a time frame ideal for our unique buy/sell situation.

Brooks Benson

We could not have had a better experience with Niche Homes! The process from start to finish was flawless and beyond our expectations. The staging of our home, which not all agents include in their fees, brought unlocked value and interest to our listing, which resulted in multiple offers. Our agent, Kristen Kassing, was exceptional, as she was able to handle some unexpected and difficult situations with our buyers that ultimately got us across the finish line. I would recommend Kristen and the Niche Homes team to anyone and have already recommended them to friends and family looking to buy and sell.

Lori Kassing

Our recent experience with Kristin Kassing and Niche Homes was outstanding! I loved that they came and helped me stage my home for showings, as well as had it professionally cleaned including windows inside and out. Kristin was always prompt and very professional at all of our meetings. She is extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend Niche Homes and Kristin for your next home purchase and or sale.

Christopher Shope

Karly works like crazy. We always felt like we were the only ones she was working with. She also has creative ideas to help in securing a home.

Heather Brandon

Kristen Kassing was our agent in our home selling process. She was with us every step of the way. Her knowledge of the real estate market helped us sell our home in 1 day with multiple offers. We even ended up with 5000 over asking price. We couldn’t have done this without her guidance. I would recommend Kristen a thousand times over.

Brett Kassing

Niche Homes is absolutely amazing to work with. Kristin Kassing was our agent and she definitely exceeded our expectations. From the start to the closing Kristin guided us through the process with ease and she kept us informed of everything that was going on. It was the best buying/selling experience I have ever had. Thank you Niche Homes and Kristin Kassing, you're the very best.

Karin Chen

We would absolutely recommend Karly Nielsen and her Niche Homes team to anyone who is considering buying or selling their home. Karly's team provided amazing services to make the sale of our home as smooth as possible. Karly had a whole business plan for our home sale that was truly impressive. We so enjoyed working with everyone on her team, including Kayley and Alison, the interior designers who staged our home. Karly was supportive, provided timely information and sound advice each step of the way, and always made herself available. She negotiated the sale of our home wonderfully while being considerate of both parties in the transaction. Ultimately our home was sold in exactly the timeline we needed and we could not have hoped for a better outcome. This was amazing considering that we were selling our home in the COVID-19 era. We were just so amazed with our whole experience in working with Karly, and would encourage anyone and everyone to choose Niche Homes.

Rob Morris

Karly is the best of the best. We use her for all of our corporate relocations and our clients have loved working with her. She knows the area like the back of her hand and has a knack for understanding a client's needs and finding the perfect home for them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Karly and her team.

Andrew Rixon

I recently bought a home with Karly at Niche Homes and it was a great experience the whole way. This was my first home buying experience, while also being new construction, so I was very unfamiliar with the processes. Karly did a fantastic job keeping me well informed and leading me through the almost year long experience. Karly was at all the meetings, walking through the construction site, keeping track of all the changes and addendums. The detail Karly kept in regards to records and tracking everything the whole time paid great dividends because when we went to close it was seamless due to her diligent paper trail.
The one event which spoke greatest to me was first trying to secure the specific townhome I wanted. We only had a few hours one night to ensure all the paperwork was complete and submitted to guarantee I got the home. Karly was kind enough to drop her other work, and more importantly family time at night to complete and submit all necessary documents to lock up the townhome I wanted.

Because of this experience and the overall home buying process with Karly and her team I cannot speak highly enough of the clean, efficient and fun process buying my first home was.

Kirsten Keller

Hilary helped us find the perfect home for our situation. She is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, hardworking, and a great communicator. She always has your best interest at heart, and will make sure that you end up with something you love. I highly recommend having her as your real estate agent!

Gina Giang

Karly deserves 10 stars and the moon! My husband and I were first-time home buyers and we appreciated Karly’s guidance throughout the entire (scary) process. We also had a small budget, but always felt like we had her full attention day and night. After multiple declined offers, she never gave up! If you’re looking for a kind, thorough, and an agent with integrity, we would highly recommend Karly.

Amy Tingey

Karly helped us purchase our first home and we had such a great experience. She was very thorough and detail oriented. We started our search knowing nothing about purchasing a home and she was so patient. She explained everything to us so well and really made us feel comfortable.

We know Karly really cared about us and that she was always looking out for our best interests. She brought many things to our attention that we would not have even thought of. I would recommend her to anyone. She really is wonderful.

Lacreaa Johnson

I have personally worked with Karley, she is brilliant and so proactive. Everything is at ease when she's leading your team.

Matthew Ware

We recently purchased a home in Park City and Karly & her team made the process smooth & easy. Highly recommend.

Ethan Sam

Kristin and her team did a great job helping us sell our home in a short amount of time for a good price!

Matthew Wolfe

My wife and I recently used Karly and the Niche team to find and purchase our new home. I cannot say enough positive things about Karly and the entire process. Karly's professionalism and knowledge about the market are truly outstanding. Having worked with a number of agents over the years, I can confidently say that you will not find a better agent Karly and her entire team.

Art Dahlberg

We were very, very happy to work with Karly Nielsen and Niche homes to purchase our home in Yalecrest, Salt Lake City. They get our Highest Possible Recommendation—on a scale of 1-10, the score would be at least 11. Karly was professional, knowledgeable, and personable throughout the entire process. Her competence was topped only by her trustworthiness. The staff at Niche was efficient and on-the-ball. Nielsen and her team would certainly be an asset to anyone who needs a real estate agent

Mikey Slotten

Thank you Niche Homes! Great home buying experience.

David Naegle

Karly Nielsen made our home search a pleasure. She spent time with us to understand our wants and needs, then showed us other homes based on the insights she gained as we searched together. She also helped us understand the neighborhoods in the Salt Lake metropolitan area that would be a good fit for us. Once we'd found the house we wanted, her advice helped us negotiate the deal we wanted. She is a great communicator, a pleasant person to spend time with, and she follows up on every detail. We highly recommend Karly!

Carolyn Nielsen

Couldn’t have had a better experience buying a home with Karly’s help! I appreciated her expertise and attention to detail as she helped us tour home after home. Her advice was invaluable, her home inspector was brilliant, her attentiveness and professionalism was top notch. She puts her heart into it and it shows.

Spencer Tingey

Karly was incredibly helpful during the whole home buying process, she went above and beyond, fought for us the entire way, and made us feel like we were her top priority. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

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