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Carol VanAusdal, Broker, CA BRE #01299747

Before becoming a real estate professional, I had been both a Buyer and a Seller numerous times. I remember that many times the agent seemed to care more about themselves than the client, their needs, details, etc., and I vowed to never be that kind of agent. I understand how important it is to be a member of your Team. I believe that developing strong relationships is the key to a successful transaction and a lasting friendship.

In the first year of my career, I completed the 96-hour Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) training. It was very important to have a full understanding of the real estate transaction process to provide the highest level of service. From that point on, education became the focal point of my career.

I was also very proud to have been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation in 2006. This is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field which required a minimum of $25 million in production and 10 units of education. The following year, I completed the criteria for the Accredited Buyer's Representative. When buying a home, it is critical to have someone on your side, looking out for your best interest and aggressively negotiating on your behalf.

Due to the great recession in 2008 and the changing economy and real estate market, I became a Certified Foreclosure Prevention Consultant in order to help those facing foreclosure understand their options. I also attained the Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Certification (SFR) to help both buyers and sellers navigate the challenging short sale process.

I recently decided to utilize my education, experience and knowledge to work as an Independent Broker. I love connecting with my past clients, making new ones and looking forward to future clients in order to provide an extraordinary level of personal service, putting the clients needs before my own. Everyone needs to experience a high level of communication, integrity and the best customer service I can provide.

If you are thinking of buying or selling anywhere in the US, I would truly appreciate the opportunity to help you or anyone you know. I know that hiring a Realtor is a big decision and one where you have many choices.

My website is for you to use and to help you familiarize yourself with the various aspects of home buying, home selling, financing and much more. Please don't hesitate to contact me. If I can answer a question, save your home or help you find a resource, I'm here to help.

Mission Statement

To help educate my clients about the buying and selling process, anticipate obstacles and deal with any situation that may arise. To be committed to the values of honesty, loyalty and to always work diligently in achieving their goals.

Awards & Certifications
Real Estate Memberships
Member of National Association of Realtors
Member California Association of Realtors
Member Santa Cruz County Association of Realtors

Professional Designations/Accomplishments
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) Designation, 2014
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), 2014
California Real Estate Broker License, 2012
Internet Marketing Specialist Designation (IMSD), 2012
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Certification (SFR), 2009
Pre-Foreclosure Certified Specialist (PSC), 2009
Certified Foreclosure Prevention Consultant, 2008
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), 2007
President, Santa Cruz Chapter, Women's Council of Realtors, 2006
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), 2006
Chair, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors Housing Foundation, 2005
ePRO Technology Certification (ePRO), 2003
Graduate: Realtors Institute (GRI), 2002
California Real Estate Salesperson License, 2000

Keller Williams Realty, Bronze Sales Award, 2017
Keller Williams Realty, Bronze Sales Award, 2016
Keller Williams Realty, Silver Sales Award, 2015
Keller Williams Realty, Bronze Sales Award, 2014
Keller Williams Realty, Silver Sales Award, 2013
Keller Williams Realty, Bronze Sales Award, 2012
Keller Williams Realty, Silver Sales Award, 2011
Keller Williams Realty, Bronze Sales Award, 2010
WCR Santa Cruz Chapter, Member of the Year, 2008
Keller Williams Realty, Bronze Sales Award, 2008
Keller Williams Realty, Silver Sales Award, 2007
Keller Williams Realty, Silver Sales Award, 2006
Keller Williams Realty, Recruiting Award, 2005
Keller Williams Realty, Silver Sales Award, 2005
Coldwell Banker Sterling Society, Top 14% of agents, 2003
Coldwell Banker Diamond Society, Top 9% of agents, 2002

Real Estate Education
Craig Proctor Real Estate Super Conference, 2018
CAR Instructional Development Workshop, 2018
NAR Broker Summit, 2017
Social Media Marketing World, 2017
Natl Commercial Real Estate (NCREA), List & Sell Investment Property, 2017
BOLD, A Life by Design, 2017
NAR Broker Summit, 2017
Completed C.A.R. Certified Forms Trainer Course, 2016
BOLD, A Life by Design, 2016
Completed Europe and International Real Estate, 2014
Completed The Americas and International Real Estate, 2014
Completed Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate, 2014
BOLD, A Life by Design, 2014
Completed Global Real Estate, Transaction Tools, 2014
Completed California Business Law, 2011
Completed Global Real Estate, Local Markets, 2014
BOLD, A Life by Design, 2013
Completed Real Estate Appraisal, 2011
Completed Real Estate Economics, 2011
Completed Real Estate Legal Aspects, 2011
Completed California Business Law, 2011
Completed Mortgage Loan Brokering & Lending, 2011
BOLD, A Life by Design, 2012
CoreLogic Valuation Certification, 2010
BOLD, A Life by Design, 2010
Harris Real Estate University, Certified Distressed Property Designation, 2009
Blogging Boot Camp, 2008
Online Dominance Mentoring Program, 2008
Gaining Mind Over Market, 2008
Lead Generation, 36:12:3, 2007
KW Profit Camp, 2007
KW Listing Clinic, 2007
NLP, The Language of Sales, 2007
Seller Mastery in a Buyers Market, 2007
Make Your Own Market, 2006
KW Train the Trainer, 2006
List Your Buyers for Success, 2006
CRS-202, Effective Buyer Sales Strategies, 2006
Quantum Leap, 2006
WCR Leadership Training Academy, 2005
Quantum Leap, 2004
CRS-200, Business Development for Residential Specialist, 2004
ePRO Technology Certification Program, 2003
Lorna Hines Listing Camp, 2003
CRS-206, Using Today's Technology to Capture your Market, 2003
CRS-201, Listing Strategies for the Residential Specialist, 2003
GRI, 96-Hour Real Estate Practice and Ethics, 2002
Completed Real Estate Finance, 2000
Completed Real Estate Practice Training, 2000
Completed Principles of Real Estate, 2000

Real Estate Experience
CA Real Estate Broker, 2012-Present
Keller Williams Realty~Cupertino, Designated Broker, 2016-2018
Keller Williams Realty Group One, Sparks, NV, Broker Associate, 2015-2016
Keller Williams Realty~Santa Cruz, Owner/Investor, 2004-2017
Keller Williams Realty~Santa Cruz, Broker Assoc, 2012-2015
Keller Williams Realty~Santa Cruz, Sales Assoc, 2004-2012
Coldwell Banker Jackson/Mann, Sales Assoc, 2001-2004