"As first time home buyers, Kim made our process super easy and painless!! We were thrilled with Star Realty!" - Eben and Liz Holub (Buyers)



Hear what many satisfied clients, REO clients, fellow agents and other real estate professionals have said about working with Kim Novak.....



“Kim is very knowledgeable about real estate and was able to help us get into our home quickly and painlessly. She is professional and patient as well!”  - Christina and Josh Burton, Buyer Clients


As an REO asset manager, it is extremely important to have a strong REO agent that is responsive and will give you an honest assessment of a property within your inventory  – in short – they are your eyes and ears on the ground. You need a skilled local professional that understands the local real estate market and can communicate a proper marketing/sales strategy for that individual asset to ensure it gets sold quickly and with the best return possible for the client.  I had the pleasure of working with Kim Novak to help sell many assets over a 4 year period and can say she is a true professional in every sense of the word. I always knew that the property assignment was in good hands and that I would get an accurate and honest assessment which would help me greatly in communicating the proper sales strategy to my clients to ultimately get them SOLD with confidence that the bottom line return was as good as possible at that moment in time. If you are looking for a true Real Estate Professional, I highly recommend Kim Novak!”  – Keith Russell, Asset Manager at National Default Services, REO Client


"Kim I don’t call you “My go to Girl” for nothing. I wish I had one of you in every state! As an Asset Manager it is a pleasure to know you have a true real estate professional handling your assets. I don’t think there is a bigger compliment I could pay you but to be able to honestly say “You know your business, you know your market area and you know how to sell properties”. I always enjoy working with you and I hope we close another one real soon. I know we will. Thanks again for all the hard work!"  - Tim Ransom, Asset Manager at One West Bank, REO Client 

Sellers Elaine and Daniel Griffin:

"From the very first meeting with Kim until closing my confidence in her was extremely comforting. Every step of the seller process was made easy because she is very knowledgeable and able to navigate the process of selling a home. The best thing I liked was the ease of how to communitcate with her. During the first meeting we established a timeline that was very helpful in getting me where I wanted to be in the process. We started in January, officially put the house on the market February 1, 2019, and SOLD March 4, 2019! The target deadline we set was May. Selling the house 2 months under schedule is not bad at all considering it was the dead of winter. Kim preferred communicating via email with me and once that was established it was easy to get all of my questions answered within the same day. The ability to use fax, computer, email and telephone all made it easy to transfer documents to each other. There are obviously mixed emotions when selling a house and Kim made sure I didn't drop rock bottom by encouraging me along the way. It is safe to say she is one of the top Realtors in Harford County and her services go above and beyond. Don't hesitate when looking for a Realtor to move your property, call Kim. She has a repertoire of resoursceful people to help her find the right combination of seller/buyer contacts to assist you along the way. I never dreamed the house would sell within a month, remember I was stuck on winter and people don't look for houses in winter. Wrong thought pattern. Kim is the best realtor and she has a track record to show for it." -Elaine and Daniel Griffin, Sellers

“I’ve worked with Kim for many years and she is very knowledgeable and professional! I’ve recommended her to several of my own clients, family members and friends!”
 – Chris G., Buyer Client


"Kim Novak has managed REO's for REO World for several years providing outstanding performance. Her knowledge of the market along with consistent quality, representation of all properties regardless of type or value, quick, accurate property inspections and price opinions, knowledge of competent, trustworthy contractors and vendors, and quick response times has made Kim one of our top performing agents. I highly recommend Kim for managing and marketing of REO's. She is professional and efficient and would make a great asset to any REO company for the disposing of assets for the highest price in the shortest amount of time." - Tan Li, Asset Manager at REO World,  REO Client


"My agent was Kim Novak, and she was absolutely amazing! She answered everyone of my questions, lined up home inspections and connected me with a great lender too. We found the exact house we were looking for and she helped me get the home at a price less than what the sellers were asking and I got closing help paid by the sellers too." - Matt Creel (Buyer)

"I have dealt with a lot of agents with REO properties and you are by far the most responsive and professional I have ever dealt with. Thank you!"  - Doug Ashley, Broker, Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC


“I work with a lot of realtors and Kim without a doubt is outstanding. I am no just talking as a consumer but as a mortgage professional as well, I would want Kim working with me. Have had a working relationship with Kim since 2010. She took the time to show my family houses in Abingdon. Kim is a true professional.”  - John Dalesio, Lender and Buyer Client


 "I really appreciated the personal attention from Kim. She was incredibly responsive and proved to be knowledgeable about the area and the market. She made selling and buying our home a breeze. I would be happy to recommend her to any of my friends that are looking to buy or sell a home!"  -Faith Ward, Client (home owner bought and sold with Kim)


"Kim is extremely knowledgeable of Maryland Properties. She has earned a reputation for delivering top notch sales and settlement services to her clients. You can trust her to get things done and get you into a property to match your every detail."  -James Cornell, Client (buyer)


"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the co-op you did with Rebecca Roemer the Hirschhorn Group on Kirkaldy Way.  Rebecca enjoyed working with you and appreciates all you did in ensuring that the property closed. It's always a pleasure working with agents who display professionalism and dedication to our trade. I look forward to doing another co-op together- hopefully very soon! Again, my thanks!"  - Diana Hirshhorn, Realtor, Long and Foster


"Kim is very prompt, efficient and knowledgeable. I have worked with her on a few real estate transactions. Looking forward to working on another deal."
  - F. Joe Mohamed, Owner/Broker, Hutfinder.com


“Kim is one of the most knowledgeable agents in the business. She is a true professional who is committed to helping her clients get what they want- the best price on the sale or purchase of their home. I've never met a team of agents who speak more highly of their broker/mentor than the way Kim's team speaks of her. It's always a pleasure to work with her. She gets the job done!”  - Rachel Krall, Universal Title


 "Kim, you have been a real pleasure to work with, your responses have been dead on, and our questions have always been answered on time ASAP! And you have been a fantastic help. I've also learned from you which is more valuable than anything else since I had never been involved with a foreclosure before. So, thank you again and if there is anyone else that you would like me to tell that too just ask and I will."   - Greg Alford, Realtor, Keller Williams


“Kim, I do appreciate your outstanding customer service and you are the best in the REO business by far!”  -Beth Arvey, Remax


“Great attention to detail and support for their clients!!”  - Billy Apostolou, Universal Title




What clients have said about our All-Star Agents:


Ryan Dona, Sales Associate:

“Ryan Dona was a really motivated buying agent. He worked tirelessly to get us a good deal and we found the right home even from 2,000 miles away. He made the move to Maryland easy!”  - Amanda Young

"Ryan has been phenominal! We like his mild (not pushy) manner. We really apprieciate that he always catered to "our" unique needs! It is our pleasure to recomend him and Star Realty!" - Rich and Linda

"Ryan was great! He was patient with our needs and want of both my wife and I. He helped us meet in the middle."
- Matt and Gillian

“I wanted to let you know how lucky you are to have Ryan Dona in your team. Ryan has been a fantastic addition to my “team” in my quest in acquiring investment properties in Baltimore and Harford Counties. My primary criteria in finding a local agent is their high availability and accessibility – and Ryan met and exceeded my expectations. I am very fortunate to find someone that can move at my pace, whether it’s 110% or throttled down to an idle. He’s been a tremendous resource with excellent work ethics and I’m glad he’s on my side. Ryan simply gets it done with his can-do positive attitude. I look forward to our future growth together in buying rentals or looking for properties to flip. I’m sure you’ve already discovered that you have a gem in your hands.”  Chris B.

“Ryan was great. He handled everything quick, weekend and all! 5 star service. Highly recommended.”  Shawn P.

"Ryan was fantastic. I saw a lot of agents during my process and he was the one that I stuck with. He was very understanding of my needs and worked tirelessly at all hours to get this deal done. That was easy!" - Jason Bock

"Ryan was the perfect agent! He went above and beyond to make the home buying process easy and fun. He was personable and professional. We have already given his information to a friend looking to buy!" - The DePasquales

"Working with Ryan was an awesome experience. Ryan stayed in contact with me everyday. I will be putting his name out there for the best realtor I have ever came in contact with!" - Barbara Smith, Buyer

Stacy May, Sales Associate:


“Stacy was wonderful to have as our realtor. She worked hard to ensure we got the house we wanted and the amenities we wanted. When our bank started giving us trouble with our closing costs, she worked with the builder/seller to ensure they did what they needed to meet our closing date. Stacy made sure we understood the process and was great to have on our side. If we ever need a realtor again, she will be the one for us.”  - Dan Ballard


“If you’re looking for someone to get the job done, then Ms. Stacy May is your realtor. Ms. May was very helpful in showing us homes, and made everything come together with what seemed effortless but in fact her work never ended. We just spoke the other day, say how it felt weird not sending papers back and forth, even in the late hours do to our work schedules. Ms. May has my utmost approval as a realtor and friend.” – Vince P.


“She was a pleasure to work with. Stacy went out of her way to handle all of my requests, above and beyond any realtor I have worked with in the past. I look forward to working with her in the near future.”  Frank Day


“Our experience with Stacy has been exceptional! She has been a great realtor and overall great person to work with! My fiancé and I recently purchased a house with the help of Stacy. She has an excellent knowledge of the reality business, she was always able to answer all of our questions right on the spot and was prompt with any further details into any inquiries we had. Stacy was able to help us through the home buying process with ease. She has been so accommodating to our needs and her main concern was to see to it that we found our dream house. She has surpassed any expectations we though we had and we greatly appreciate everything she has done for us. She really loves what she does and the people she does it for and it shows! My fiancé and I would highly recommend Stacy if anyone is looking to purchase a home and is need of a realtor. Honestly we can’t complement Stacy enough!”  - MC


“Hard worker. Fast with replies. Sends properties that fit my needs. Pickups up when I call and returns calls in a timely manner. Goes the extra distinct on service provided. Answers all the questions that I have had.” Thorne G.



“Stacy was an awesome asset to have for purchasing my very first home. From the very beginning, she showed me the basics of home buying and everything that I needed to know before jumping into the process. She understood my needs from the get-go and found me exactly what I was looking for, even on a tight budget. She has MANY contacts with other lenders, agents and title companies which helped me find my home. When things didn’t go right between parties, she stood up for me and fought for deadlines that needed to happen, and communicated to everyone involved so everyone was on the same page. At closing, she even surprised me with a few house-warming gifts for my two dogs, which was super thoughtful! As an investor or a first time home buyer, if you want someone who is very knowledgeable and will fight for you, then Stacy should be your first choice.” – wvubassdrummer6, Zillow review



Andrea Watkins, Sales Associate

Andrea Watkins did a marvelous job in finding me the perfect house.  Initially I did not want to move, but I gave her a list of things I needed to have in my next home. She accepted the challenge and helped me quickly find my perfect house, and then negotiated with the builders for a sweet deal!!  She’s an excellent agent and I would recommend her to anyone...A very exciting and fruitful experience.” - Anita Christman (Client)


“It was definitely a pleasure working with Andrea!  She was very patient and attentive, and extremely thorough when it came to the paperwork. This being my first time buying a home I didn’t completely understand it until we went to the closing table, which is when the importance of this really came together for me. I was VERY grateful to have her on my team.  I would recommend her to anyone!  If I ever need to buy another house she would be the first person that I gave a call to.” - Jeneen Wilson (Client)


“From the moment I met Andrea, I knew she was the Realtor that would go above and beyond to assist me in getting my home rented.  Andrea is extremely thorough and detailed oriented.  She was able to not only rent my home for full list price with a 2-year lease agreement, but she was able to do it in less than 24 hours!  It was a pleasure to work with her and I would definitely seek out her assistance if needed in the future.” -  Karen H. (Client)


“We’ve just bought our first house in Maryland.  Andrea Watkins is the best!  She provided education and helped us to get through the process, which made it so much easier as out of state buyers.  She did a wonderful and phenomenal job, and we appreciate her help and will definitely recommend her to everyone we know that’s looking for a house in the future.”  - the Billey sisters (Clients)


“I listed my luxury condo for sale at a time when there was a LOT of competition on the market within my complex (some of which had been sitting for quite some time).  I needed to sell my home quickly, and for a good price, so that I could move on to the next chapter in my life.  Andrea helped me do just that!  She was extremely knowledgeable and detailed, and utilized creative marketing strategies that paid off – literally!  The competition that had made me so nervous became obsolete when my condo quickly went under contract.  I was so grateful for her help and expertise!  I definitely recommend her.” – Charlotte Williams (Client)

“We finally purchased our dream home.  Andrea helped us find another exceptional Realtor (with service standards similar to her own, so we'd be "in the best of hands") to work with us on the out-of-state purchase.  Afterwards, we entrusted the leasing of our former Maryland residence to her.  We had high expectations of finding an excellent tenant, and quickly, who was able to pay the monthly rent that our home was worth.  Andrea met these expectations.  And we now have a 2-year lease with wonderful tenants.  Her exceptional service and fast results are why we will use her again.  Thank you Andrea!” – Mr. & Mrs. Dougherty (Clients)

Laura Hinkel, Sales Associate

"My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Laura recently and she is a great agent. Laura helped us to sell and buy a house in a 14 day span. Laura got us more than what we were asking and she made herself available whenever we needed her. We highly recommend Laura, she is very pleasant to work with." - William and Tricia Gilmer (Clients)

"We cannot be happier with the ease of our recent home purchase. It was a joy working with Laura Hinkel. She is energetic and accommodating. Through out our home buying process we requested to see many homes and Laura fit us into her busy schedule to make sure we did not miss out on an opportunity. She keeps your best interests in mind when making an offer on your new home. I will also add that we have used Laura to sell two houses which sold extremely fast, within a month each. I have recommended Laura to friends and family we have been so impressed and we will continue to do so.  We area really appreciative of all you've done for us with our houses." - Officer Chris Workman (Client)
"I worked with Laura to purchase my first home and can’t say enough good things about her. She is knowledgeable, fun, endlessly patient, and incredibly flexible with her time. Laura was willing to meet me at whatever time was convenient for me and submitted offer letters in the very same day. She answered every question and explained every form. Working with Laura was such a great experience, I highly recommend her!" -   Mandy Wright (Client)

"I recently purchased a home through Star  realtors with Mrs Laura Hinkle. Laura was very professional and once we went over what my preferences were she took over and made it happen. Not only did she find my new dream house she sold the house that I put up for sale. She was very professional as well as down to earth. I would use again and or recommend her to anyone."
- Darren Augustyniak (Client)
"I love my realtor Laura Hinkel. I have trusted her for the past 9 years. She was able to sell my starter home and my now dream home. I will always refer her to anyone shopping for a new home. Thanks Laura, my husband and I are forever grateful." -   Angie & Kamal Robinson (Client)
"Laura was amazing and we can't thank you enough for all your help and advice in our purchase of our new home!"  - Melissa (Client)

Chris Trapani, Sales

"I contacted Chris, as I was intereseted in two of his listings. He did his best to accomodate my busy schedule when setting up a showing. He was on time and well prepared for the showing. He answered all of my questions as best as he could. After my offer was accepted, he worked very hard to expedite the process, as I asked him to do so. We closed very quickly. I had a great experience with him. I would definitley work with him again."  - Mehmet Altingoz, Buyer