There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my home seller and home buyer clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves.So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.  I would be happy to email you additional testimonials if you are interested.


Colorado Springs' best realtor, hands down!  I can't say enough about all the assistance and guidance Karol has given me, she's the best!  Karol worked with me in 2015 to find a home and assisted in my out-of-state move, it went so smooth, no surprises and Karol definitely had my back.  As it would happen, I am moving out-of-state again, selling the same house in 2016 and I didn't even consider calling anyone else.  Karol met with me, gave me excellent advice, and got the ball rolling quickly.  Within 3 days of listing, I had 3 showings and two offers!  Karol's professionalism and experience was greatly appreciated in negotiating the sale of my home.  She definitely was working for me, advocating for my best interest, thinking ahead to avoid any problem areas or concerns, always had a list of trusted local businesses for me, and treated me with respect and dignity.  I never felt it was just about the house with Karol, she went out of her way for me and always knew what my needs were.  Thank you, Karol Vander Ploeg, for being the best realtor I ever worked with; you were an answer to prayers both times!

Debra S - Colorado Springs, CO 

Karol is, without a doubt, the finest realtor I have ever had the good fortune to work with. As a military officer I have had lots of moves and worked with lots of realtors. Karol was the best! She took the time to get to know us and our particular wants and desires, did her homework and found numerous options that suited us and then helped us find exactly the right 'dream' home for our needs. I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking about moving to the greater Colorado Springs area. They don't come better than her.

Timothy H - Woodland Park, CO


"My husband and are are in the military and when we received our orders to Colorado Springs we knew we wanted to buy a home for our family.  We requested Karol L Vander Ploeg after finding very good reviews online.  She went above and beyond to find our family the most perfect home. We flew in from out of state to search for houses and Karol made us her number one priority.  Her personality is caring and warm and on top of that she is trustworthy, professional, and sharp. She knows the real estate market so well and was able to make the process easier to understand and smooth for us.  Words cannot express how happy we are with ERA Shields Real Estate, and particularly Karol Vander Ploeg."

Carla and Cody L - Peyton, Colorado


"Karol Vander Ploeg was my second Real Estate Agent when I arrived here in Colorado Springs.   She not only helped me find our home, but she walked me through the whole process, explaining each contract item in detail.  If you are military (like myself) or not and are moving to Colorado Springs, then Karol is the lady you want finding that house you can call a home." 

"Karol Vander Ploeg demonstrated that she knew the Pikes Peak Real Estate Market.  We were new to the area and not sure if we wanted to live in Woodland Park, Colorado Springs, or Peyton.  She took time to show us each area, and made sure that when it was time to make a decision that it was the best match for my family and lifestyle.  She was able to recommend local lenders, as well as experienced home property inspectors. "

Derrick and Sheri H - Elbert, Colorado