by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Tyler McElhaney

Experience, Integrity, Trust

For most of us, buying a home will be the biggest financial decision we make in our lifetimes, and often one of the most stressful. Having a trustworthy and experienced realtor certainly helps to alleviate the stress. Enter Meridian Realty – Karen Pado and Associates aim to create the best experience and secure the best value for both buyers and sellers. Started in 2009, Meridian Realty focuses on real estate within the Poway school district boundaries. The local focus ensures agents are market experts for the area. Pado and Associates help buyers and sellers navigate the entire process and utilize up-to-date market statistics with the latest technology to educate their clients. “It is important to have a knowledgeable and experienced agent on your side. There may be challenges to the selling and buying process but an experienced agent knows how to handle any bumps in the road that may come along,” Karen explained.meridian_web_2

“Our mindset is not to be the largest agency in town, but the most professional and trusted agency in town.”

Setting realistic expectations and knowing the options help mitigate those bumps in the road, but when they do arise, having a trusted real estate agent is key. Karen emphasized the importance of trust in the realtor-client relationship. “Interview a few agents before making a decision and compare their marketing strategies and neighborhood awareness,” Karen suggested. Meridian Realty exemplifies this model as they work to be the best, not be the biggest. “Our mindset is not to be the largest agency in town, but the most professional and trusted agency in town,” Karen shared. Her connection to Poway began in 1996 when Karen and her husband settled in the community with their two sons. As a former educator, the excellent reputation of the school system was crucial to the family’s decision. Karen continues to stay connected outside of real estate through local philanthropy. She is a member of the Poway Chamber, Rancho Bernardo Business Association, and Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. She also donates to charity at the close of every escrow. Being local means building and upholding a reputation of honesty, integrity and trust for Karen and her team of experienced realtors at Meridian Realty. “Our reputation in the Poway community exemplifies these qualities, and looking out for our clients’ best interests is always our primary mission,” Karen stated.


Name of Business: Meridian Realty
Owner/Broker: Karen Pado
Years in Real Estate: 13
Year of Establishment: 2009
Address: 16776 Bernardo Center Dr., Ste 110D, San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: 858-967-5784
Description of Business: Meridian Realty is a real estate firm, providing guidance and knowledge to clients so they can make informed decisions when buying or selling a home.