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Some testimonials from those we have had the pleasure to work with and help...

Thank you so much for all you've done, for making this stressful and complicated process liveable, for holding my hand through countless offers and advocating for me when needed.
Angela D

It was my pleasure to work with Carol on the sale of my condo. From the beginning to the end she did a very professional job in getting my home ready, staging and recommending inspectors, showing and handling the open houses not to mention negotiating the multiple offers I received. Carol has been a special friend and I would most definitely recommend her if you are looking for an agent.
Sincerely, Jim from Santa Cruz

Thanks Carol,
I have to say that you went above and beyond with handling of the sale of my home. The advise you gave on what and how to improve the appearance of the property in preparation for the sale really helped. I loved that you hired someone to stage the place to give it a warm feeling when people came to look at it. I know doing a short sale takes a lot of work on your part and the multiple phone calls you had to make to the bank was really appreciated. I would certainly recommend you to my friends and hopefully some day you can help my husband and I find a new place to buy when the time comes. I found you to be very personable, professional in every way and responded to me in a very timely manner whenever the need arose.
Warmly, Roxanne from Watsonville

Thanks Carol,
I was extremely satisfied with your services; everything was very smooth and timely and I have been kept informed throughout.
Best, Luigi from New York

Carol shows her clients true compassion and her deep knowledge of the market. Integrity++
Linda M.

You can count on Carol for deep research, high integrity and caring for the clients best interest all the way to the end of the transaction.
Karen C.

Thank you so much for all your help, advise and patience over the past 2 years. Without your help I would not have sold my home. I am sad about having to sell it as a short sale but looking forward to a new beginning and enjoying my life with my grandchildren.
Mary from SoCal

Finding Carol for the short sale on our condo was our good fortune in a tough time. Everyone talks about how daunting and precarious the process can be but Carol really took charge and made sure everything happened in a fair and timely manner. She has the knowledge, skills and attention to detail that are crucial for tough negotiations as well as compassion for us the sellers, as we went through that difficult life transition. She was always offering to help in any way she could and is a warm, down to earth and pleasant person. When I talk to other people about my short sale experience they are always amazed at how smoothly and quickly the process went for us and I will highly recommend Carol for any real estate transactions.
Teresa L.

Thank you for all you have done for us. We very much appreciate you, your hardwork and expertise! We look forward to many happy years in our new home.
Aaron and Holly

Carol is amazing! She was always an email/phone call away whenever we needed her for advice, guidance, a shoulder or if something came up. We appreciate all she did in selling our home, working hard to make our closing smooth and painless. Thank you for your help and friendship.
Bob and Amy

Carol's dedication and true professionalism were paramount in helping me sell my mother's house in Watsonville. Because I live in Michigan, I anticipated that this would be a very challenging transaction. However, I was very impressed with how she made the process run so smoothly regardless of the distance between us. Carol put me in touch with all the necessary contacts, coordinated appointments and responded promptly at all times. Her complete commitment and expert marketing techniques resulted in a quick, successful sale. I am so thankful to have chosen Carol as she is truly a compassionate person with genuine dedication to her work.
Sincerely, Barbara from Michigan

I can't tell you how pleasant it was working with you. You worked "above and beyond" and certainly made a wonderful outcome for my sister, Louise.
Betty from Aptos

This was our second buying experience with Carol and the second one that she has made seem effortless. Her friendliness, knowledge of the market and attention to the small things helped us find an accessible, comfortable house for Donna's elderly but independent mother in an unbelievably short time. It's a real pleasure to know such a truly nice and professional individual.
Jim and Donna from Reno

Dear Carol,
Thank you very much for this important information. Anything that provides stats as to how people are searching for homes/agents/etc is greatly appreciated. Thanks again!
Maria from Scotts Valley

The day we dropped into your office was a win-win for us. You helped with all the negotiating (which was alot), answered all our questions and became a friend. You went out of your way with kindness and we appreciate all you've done and are still doing. We love our new home away from home! Thanks so much.
Cathy & Henry from San Jose

Carol VanAusdal was an indefatigable real estate agent for us. She remained always encouraging, but was not a Pollyanna. She found opportunities we were looking for, without being "pushy." She seemed to have an intuitive sense for this sort of thing we were interested in. Carol was tough without being cynical or negative. I would have to say, she is the best real estate agent we have worked with so far. We are planning to continue to work with her.
David and Mayany from San Rafael

Thank you, Carol, for all you have done for us, from the start many months ago when we first thought of moving to the Santa Cruz area to the day last summer when we moved into the perfect small house in Aptos, you were always there for us with sound advice and help. Your friendship and understanding has meant a lot. You made an excellent choice of fellow agent in Palo Alto to help with selling our house there. It would not have been possible for us to do this selling and buying without you and we thank you for making it all happen so smoothly.
Susan from Pacific Grove

We really enjoyed working with you! Throughout the process, you became more of a friend than a real estate agent, and we really appreciate your advise and guidance along the way. You did an excellent job, and we will definitely refer you to our family and friends in Santa Cruz (most of whom you have already met - at least on the family side). Please also feel free to give people our name and number to potential clients. We look forward to inviting you to the house for our first barbeque.
Dolph and Josie from San Francisco

Thank you! I can not believe that I was thinking of trying to do all of this with one of those cheapie agents...that would have been nuts! What exactly was I thinking!! I know better now!
Laura S.

Carol came recommended to us by a close friend when we needed a broker we could trust when selling our home and moving to the East Coast. She helped us get the house ready for sale and marketed the property extensively via traditional realtor channels and the Internet. When our buyer turned out to be a challenge she took the job on without adding to our own stress.
Bill from Sacramento

When I originally made the decision to sell, there was no doubt in my mind that I would call Carol. She had assisted my husband and me find our home in Santa Cruz two years earlier. Her enthusiasm made the whole process of looking at property both fun and informative. Carol is an effective realtor but she is more importantly an exceptional person. Her integrity is important to her. She is confident, honest and reliable, and she cares about her clients. It has truly been a privilege for me to work with and know her.
Marie Hoffman

Thanks again Carol for going the extra mile for us. We both felt a special kinship with you, and would like to keep in touch. I would recommend you to anyone, wholeheartedly, and without reservation. In fact, I already have!
Rachel from Boulder Creek

Thanks for everything, we send our kindest regards. You are a great person, with a sense of humor that comes through in all you do. You are professional, friendly and were invaluable in helping us sell our home.
Bill and Brenda