By the way, I wish I had had my camera in hand when I said I was reluctant to sign because a tree had fallen. Your expression was priceless!
Mom died. My siblings and I listed her house with Carol Anne. I am not exactly a charm school graduate at the best of times, and this was hard. You've heard of the Horse Whisperer and the Dog Whisperer? Carol Anne is the Jerk Whisperer.
From another REALTOR®: Hi pretty gal! You are the best. You always help me!!! You go so far above all others. You give your time and expertise to help us. I really appreciate you!!! I hope you have a great weekend. I am sorry to always pester you when you are so busy!! I totally admire you and your devotion to real estate. Please let me know if I can ever help you!!! We couldn't do real estate without You!!!! Take care. Thanks so much, Lin K
"Carol Anne was a real joy to work with. She got to know us quickly and worked hard to get us what we wanted. She is very personable and made us feel like we were part of her family. She really knows the Verde Valley and even helped us out with local restaurants and recommended people she knew to help us out with the house. She was always available on her phone, even on the weekends! She helped us get a fair price and arranged a complicated closing, so that we could move in a day after we vacated our other house."
Ben & Becky
Dear Carol Anne;
Thank you so much for all that you’ve contributed to The Arizona Association of REALTORS® Professional Standards and Mediation programs! You have climbed to the mountaintops to help AZ members resolve issues and get an education. You’ve really made my job easier! Thank you! Hearings are down because of your efforts. You began a legacy that we strive to uphold every day here at AAR®.
Carole Ridley, AAR®
Just a note to say thanks for your professional work in securing the house for us. My sister will really appreciate her large closets and the vanity table. And if she doesn't use the vanity table I'll just get a poodle and let her use it.
Thank you very much for listing our house for sale, and taking the time and effort to list it. Although we changed our minds and decided not to sell the house, it does not diminish the hard work and time that you spent trying to sell it for us. We are grateful for your efforts, and would recommend you highly for your talents and your open and honest character.
All the best,
Mark and Careylinda
Home buying can be a seriously stressful life experience. Our adventure started and ended with Carol Anne working her hardest to create a fun and memorable life change. Her positive outlook and honest approach to finding the absolute best house for the buyer shined through in every moment we spent with her. At one point we found the perfect place, one that was truly a filet mignon on a tuna fish budget. We had been stalking it online and as soon as we saw it we knew it was perfect. Unfortunately, as soon as we put in our offer we got word that the owners had just accepted another offer. The disappointment was real. Carol Anne not only broke the news to us gently, but also called hours later just to check in and make sure we were OK. A few days later we were looking at a mildly acceptable house. Put off by the loss of our dream home, we were trying to convince ourselves that it would be "good enough." Carol Anne knew that we were having a pity party, and said, "It's either right or it's not. Don't try to make it something it clearly is not. Be patient, the right house is out there." A week later the original buyer of our dream house withdrew. Our offer was accepted and every second from that moment on it was the smoothest process I have ever experienced. Now, a little over two months later I am sitting in my beautiful home, unpacked and perfect. Thank you, Carol Anne. You are a rockstar.
Gregg & Maggi
Hi, Carol Anne! Had to write to tell you that it was a totally enjoyable experience working with you on the sale of my Cottonwood property. To me it felt more like a friendship than a real estate agent working with a seller. You reminded me of myself when I was a real estate agent! Thank you!
I wanted to say say thank you again for all your work and help in the sale of our Verde Village home. Due in part I am sure to your excellent listing presentation it sold very quickly. There were a few glitches in the process but you not only handled them but were very supportive of me when I became anxious or frustrated. Selling a house and preparing to move is always a stressful experience and your calm, efficient manner made it easier. It would be nice if everyone had a Realtor like you to work with.
~Carol B. & Ev
Carol Anne did a fantastic job with our recent home sale in Jerome. Carol Anne is market-knowledgeable and able to handle challenging and complex issues that are bound to arise as part of a real estate contract in today's world. Her professionalism and ability to be a mediator between parties and achieve optimal solutions was outstanding. I have found over the years that many agents
are unable to be located with a search warrant once you list your property with
them. Not true with Carol Anne! We always received a response to our
inquiries either by text, email or voice mail, usually within a few minutes of
our communications. I unequivocally recommend Carol Anne as either a listing or buyer's agent for your residential real estate needs!
Living in Alaska, and planning to move to another state,
it is imperative to find a real estate agent who will listen to your
requirements. After all, time is limited as to how long you can stay away from
home, two weeks in my particular situation.I found such an agent in Carol Anne. She asked a multitude of questions and answered all of mine. She heard what I said and her knowledge seemed unlimited. She only showed me places in an area where I would be content, have the house that suited my needs, had the availability of stores, medical facilities and other necessities. If you are the buyer, rest assured she will work hard for you. If you are the seller she earns every dime of the costs involved.
Thanks Carol Anne!
I had the great fortune of meeting up with Carol Anne when I first moved to
Jerome, AZ in 2002. My experience working
with Carol Anne can be summed up by saying highly competent, clever, trustworthy
and knowledgeable. Carol Anne is the only Realtor I would consider buying or selling real estate with. Period.(…and a playful, wild woman sister!!!)
I selected Carol Anne as my REALTOR® based totally on the recommendation of a friend who had a good experience with her. Carol Anne knows her job and worked very hard for me. I learned that for Carol Anne no question was too small and no job too large. I highly recommend her. Thank you, Carol Anne.
Carol Anne is a straight shooter, meaning that there is no BS when you work with her.
Dear Carol Anne:
I wanted to let you know what a pleasure it has been working with you. I appreciate the attentiveness and professionalism you demonstrated throughout the home buying process. It was a treat to have someone walk us through the process and let us know what to expect. In addition, with your experience to push a home sale through in little over a month-what an unexpected outcome!
We chose Carol Anne for our buyer´s agent after reading her no nonsense information on her website. She cheerfully and realistically guided us through the labyrinth of purchasing a Fannie Mae Repo. Always available, always calm, grounded and realistic, Carol Anne knows the law and the area, she is well respected in the real estate community and she is not afraid to get in there and "mix it up" when she has to. When Fannie Mae refused to take responsibility for a concession they were responsible for, Carol Anne calmly pointed out the language in the contract and got an additional $4400.00 reduction in the price.
We strongly recommend having Carol Anne in your corner if you are interested in real estate in Central Arizona.
~ Rick and Karen
Thanks for your help! Carol Anne, you exceeded your promise. You said "At this price, I expect to have an offer within 2 weeks." We had 3 offers in 2 days, and you worked them until we got more money than we ever expected. Thanks, C.A!
~ Carl and Martha
To whom it may concern:
My experience with Carol Anne as a Realtor was exceptional. I have purchased and sold many properties in my lifetime, yet had no idea how complicated things have become. Carol Anne handled each difficulty as it came up with calm, efficiency, and patience. often acting as my therapist. ~Joan
Carol Anne led us through the intricacies of purchasing our first home in Cottonwood, AZ. She was always available to answer our questions and concerns no matter how trivial they may have been. She worked with us as if we were her only clients and made us feel very special. It is no wonder we went back to her for advice when my brother became interested in buying a home in Arizona. She is one very exceptional lady and we enjoy working with her once again.
~Lee & Jerry
Carol Anne was our realtor during the purchase of our dream home in Jerome. There were of course the usual issues that go with the purchasing of a new home, especially an older home in such a historical town that frankly came close to derailing us. Carol Anne took the time to get to know us and understand our dream and wouldn’t let us lose hope. It was only through her skilled guidance, professional diligence, and calm demeanor that we managed to see it through to the end and still maintain our sanity. Now my wife and I are in the house we love and in the town where we expect to spend the rest of our lives. We can honestly say that I don’t feel we would be in this position with any other realtor who through this process we also grew to consider a good friend as well.
~Steve & Janice
I had purchased a commercial lot from Carol Anne several years ago, so I contacted her when I had a parcel to sell. This rural parcel was large with no comparables, current property lines did not exist or were inside the hostile neighbor's fence. An irrigation ditch, county right-of-way and river were also involved. Selling this land required splitting the parcel, contracting a surveyor to survey two separate parcels and brokering a deal between two buyers, long time hostile neighbor and a very senior seller. The selling process required frequent trips to Flagstaff to have offers rejected/accepted and contracts signed. Carol Anne has the experience and was up to the challenge and sold this parcel at a time when there were few buyers in the real-estate market. Thank you Carol Anne.
Recently I had the pleasure of working with Carol Anne in selling my house. Working with someone who was extremely knowledgeable but very patient made the experience very enjoyable. She reviewed with me all the paper work (which I dislike intensely) so that it was not even stressful. She had good strategies for pricing and how to get things done (which I had some aversion to do). This is the 2nd experience working with her ( the last in 1995) and both times the result was a positive experience. Thanks Carol Anne.
Carol Anne is awesome. As an experienced real estate professional myself, I am very comfortable saying that Carol Anne is savvy, experienced, fun, and very professional. We spent as much time laughing as we did talking about marketing the property. I never once had to worry about whether or not Carol Anne was doing her best for us. She gave us her best and my wife will tell you that I slept better at night knowing Carol Anne was watching out for our best interest. We will definitely work with Carol Anne in the future. ~
I didn't know what to do. The house had gotten away from me. A friend said "You call Carol Anne right now!" I did. Carol Anne showed up, made some phone calls, told me to pack, and I'm in my new smaller home. Thank God, Carol Anne!
With her negotiation skills, Carol Anne could have another job in the court system as a dispute negotiator.
~Joe and Amy