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I am not sure where to begin with the effort Carol put forth to sell my brother's house. Absolutely, her deep knowledge of the Santa Cruz area and strong familiarity with the neighborhood provided a great starting point for us to ready the house. Her vision to show the home was prescient and she tirelessly worked with her broad network of contractors to address numerous issues. Her success is evident with multiple offers being extended the first week after the open house. Even more impressive is Carol compassion and empathy she provided my brother and I throughout the showing and selling the home. She was both a high performing realtor and a true friend to our family. She navigated significant hurdles knowing the time sensitivity of the sale extending herself way beyond what I had expected to support us. I can't thank Carol enough for where we have landed with the sale of the house. I strongly recommend her with no hesitations. ..........Ray N. from Palo Alto

Carol helped us sell a property we owned in 2006 and now again in 2022. During the process, she was always available to answer questions, explain everything, let us know what to expect, and help get us through the paperwork. We are confident in Carol's knowledge and happy to have worked with her once again. ..........Mike & Diane from Soquel

We had a great experience working with Carol. Our property had been our home and then become a rental when we moved out of the country. Carol ensured we knew what was happening in our local market, coordinated with our property manager to gain access to the property and ensure everything that needed to be done for getting our house on the market was scheduled and taken care of. Her tenure as a REALTOR and Broker meant she had greater connections and her level of technology skills made completing a real estate transaction while we were outside of the country seamless and easy. She knows her stuff, is a great negotiator, and is extremely proactive and responsive. She really looks out for her clients and builds long-term relationships with those she serves. We highly recommend her for selling your home or helping you buy one. She helped us to purchase this home in 2006 and because she kept in touch, kept us in the loop about the local market regularly, there was no question that she would be the one to help us sell it when the time was right. Thanks Carol! ..........Jim & Micah from Santa Cruz

Thank you so much! We are loving it! We keep pinching ourselves and can't believe we are in such a beautiful home. We are very grateful for you and all your help, support and guidance. ..........Joe & Sheryl from Hollister

Carol helped me sell my home a few months ago. She was really good to work with because she listened to my ideas and concerns. She is very pleasant, helpful and ready to answer any questions. The house sold immediately and I would recommend Carol to anyone who is interested in working with a Realtor who listens, advises and knows the business. .....Marilyn from Ben Lomond

Carol helped us when we bought our home in 2004 and she listed it when we sold it in 2021. Throughout those 17 years, she kept us apprised of all the developments in the area real estate market. Her synthesis of the information out there is unparalleled. Needless to say, her advice on how to get the best price was invaluable & she handled the entire process in the most professional way. I would encourage anyone in the market to contact her. ..........Ann and Adel from NC

We used Carol when we bought our primary residence 11 years ago and sought her out again as we looked for income property. Carol was awesome, responsive, patient, professional and very thorough with COVID practices. She gave great advice and worked everything on schedule. ..........Jack & Sylvia from Aptos

This is the fourth time I have worked with Carol, she helped me buy and sell two properties in the Santa Cruz, CA area. She is extremely knowledgable, responsible and caring. She helped arrange for both cosmetic and substantial work on the properties before listing, which was extremely helpful given our own personal circumstances. I strongly recommend her to you for your real estate needs. ..........Abel from Santa Cruz

Carol handled our real estate sale with care, accuracy, and great attention to detail. She stayed on top of the many deadlines and extraordinary numbers of forms required of this unusual sale. She was adept at balancing our needs while being respectful of the buyer and cooperating Realtor. ..........Karen and Joe, from Santa Cruz

I have known Carol since 2005 when I sold the first house and shortly after that she helped me buy another. Recently, I sold that house and needed her help finding a rental. She is very good at what she does, if you want to sell or buy Carol is the one to trust. Michael from Santa Cruz

Carol was always responsive to my needs and willing to find solutions to my circumstances. She is a devoted and hardworking advocate and source of local and business knowledge for her clients. I successfully sold my dad's home and Carol was beyond exceptional. ..........Doug from Delaware

The day we dropped into your office was a win-win for us. You helped with all the negotiating (which was a lot), 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

Thank you so much for all you have done, for making this stressful and complicated process livable, for holding my hand through countless offers and advocating for me when needed. ..........Angela from Santa Cruz

Thanks Carol, I have to say that you went above and beyond with handling of the sale of my home. The advice 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

My personal thanks for all your efforts to make my move to California from Colorado a reality. .....Eleanor to CA and back to CO

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

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

Carol was wonderful serving as our listing agent, and financial planner always navigating the landmines in a short sale. She held our hands in negotiating and then proceeding to the next step with the bank to get them to accept the offer. We couldn't have done it without her...........Moira and Peter from Tennessee

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

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 from Capitola

Carol helped us find the perfect house for my family's needs when we relocated to the central coast area. We were referred to Carol from a family friend who is from the LA area. Carol was kind enough to meet up with me after work and thoroughly go over her experience and to ask about our timelines, preferences, and about what type of property we were looking for. Carol was extremely patient, we had lots of time to plan and research the areas, but she was with us all the way........Jack and Sylvia 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 Nevada

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 from Aptos

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

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

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

Carol 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! I cannot 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 from San Jose

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 Arizona

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 advice 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

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 from Nevada

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 from Santa Cruz

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 from Soquel

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

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