“Carolina has represented me in three North Bay real estate transactions. She sold my house in Tiburon and found two wonderful home for me in Sonoma and Corte Madera. A couple of these transactions were quite challenging, which she patiently and skillfully navigated. Her knowledge of the market, responsiveness to my concerns, attention to detail and negotiating skills were exemplary and exceeded my expectations. I am glad to recommend Carolina as an outstanding real estate agent, and would be glad to provide more details by telephone or email.”

Robert Edgar, PhD.

“Joanne and I want to thank you for all of your help with the sale of our current home in Sonoma. Your professionalism and service, once again, was paramount in your representation of us. As you know, this makes the third time in the last 15 years that you have represented us for the sale and purchase of a home. Each time you have gone over the top to make sure we were the least inconvenienced while exploring every opportunity in the market. We are happy you were in the forefront of marketing and promotion of our home, but I think the key was your wide range of professional relationships with real estate colleagues not only in Sonoma, but the entire wine country, Marin and San Francisco. As you know when we met, we were looking in Napa as well as Sonoma. It seemed that your relations in Napa were as extensive in Sonoma. Those personal contacts helped facilitate our buying, as well as our several sales. The video you produced to market our home was one of the best I’ve ever seen in the real estate market, and played a significant role in the sale. Lastly, we were impressed with your negotiation skills and that comes from two people who have negotiated for a living for more than forty years. Thanks again for all of your help, and please come and see us in the desert.

Lee Evans

We were referred to Carolina through a friend. As out of town buyers, we were extremely satisfied with every aspect of how Carolina handled the process. Carolina went out of her way to assist us. We would definitely refer Carolina to another buyer. — The Carlsons

Above and beyond

This is a note to share my appreciation for your excellent work. It’s a jungle out there in the real estate market. After 5 disappointing offer results, and at the time, unbelievable truths such as “the right house just has not come along,” I can finally say you were right, and I would like to thank you for a job well done. As you know, I had owned a condominium in Napa for 10 years before attempting to purchase my house. I had also lived abroad for 3 years and feared that the proof of foreign income would not be sufficient for qualification in the Sonoma housing market. I had a few musts that I was looking for, but was willing to compromise to get into the market and start somewhere. With your thorough commitment and endless searches, we located a house at Fetters Hot Springs. I was skeptical of the neighborhood, and dismayed by the earlier attempts at houses that were beat out by other more financially prolific offers. The escrow closed in August 2005, and I am now in not only the best of all houses we offered on, but the best place I have lived, ever—including Switzerland. This older 1948 home is adorable and felt like home in the first week I owned it. I would like you to share this letter with your clients who are disheartened by the process of buying a home. When they work with you, they will learn to trust your instincts on finding the right home, and they will benefit from your perseverance. After they successfully purchase their home, they will be reminded that you have not forgotten them with handy follow-up pieces (thank you for the reminder and copies of important tax records) in the mail. I will forever be grateful for your help in acquiring this lovely 3-bedroom home that is full of potential that I love so much I plan to keep for many years to come. Thank you again for all you did on behalf of this gorgeous home purchase

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Leah Jones

I became acquainted with Carolina Salmonsen as a reference from a well-regarded Sonoma realtor in 2005. Carolina acted as my agent for the purchase of my current home. My wife and I had enjoyed a weekend home in Sonoma for many years. After two years of looking for a full time residence, Carolina was able to assist us with making a final selection. Carolina handled all aspects of the transaction, through the initial offer to the close of escrow. My wife and I were pleased with Carolina’s ability to represent our interests in a professional and pleasant manner. I felt comfortable that Carolina understood our specific needs and had the integrity and competence to represent us in all aspects of contract negotiations. Our buying experience was made pleasurable due to Carolina’s knowledge of local property values and amiable relationships with other listing agents. Her excellent contacts with tradespeople and inspection kept us on schedule and well protected. Whenever necessary, Carolina was happy to go the extra mile and make things happen. My wife and I were so pleased with Carolina’s abilities that we selected her to represent us in selling our weekend home. Carolina set our expectations appropriately, helped to maximize our investment, aggressively marketed, and found us a suitable buyer. She handled all facets of the sale of our home adeptly and resourcefully. Should my wife and I have any further real estate dealings, Carolina would be our first choice as an agent. We enjoyed working with her both professionally and socially.

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H. Lee Evans

Some boxes in the garage are yet to be unpacked, but otherwise I have settled into my new home, and I am loving it. Spring is coming to Sonoma, and the green of the hillsides reminds me of Ireland. I wanted to express my appreciation for all your help in finding the perfect house for me. You were efficient of my time, and selected homes for me to see that met my specifications. The closing process went well, and everyone was pleasant and helpful. I am delighted to join the Sonoma community and look forward to becoming active in community affairs. Over the years I have bought and sold four homes. This experience was the best

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Mary C. McDevitt, MD

This was our first home searching and buying experience, and my wife and I were skeptical and anxious about the whole process – including working with an agent. Carolina was recommended to us by a family member, and our experience with her was excellent in all respects. I believe she made the home buying experience much less stressful and confusing for us. She was very knowledgeable, extremely responsive, super energetic, and very flexible. We didn’t feel pressure from her to buy, and when we finally found the place that was right for us, we felt that she really fought for our interests in the negotiation process and all the way through closing. She will even hold your baby while you tour the house! She is seriously good with kids. My wife and I would highly recommend her

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Mark Bierman

Carolina helped me find and buy a house in Sonoma. In short, she did a fantastic job. Specifically: The property I bought was not one I would have thought to view but for Carolina’s recommendation. She was very persuasive about why it might be the right property, and she was right. I am a first time buyer in the US, and Carolina made the entire process seem simple and stress free. Just about everything happened as she described, including the negotiation process and the result. She gave good advice and inspired confidence throughout. Everything Carolina said she would do she did by the time she said it would be done, if not before. It was a very reassuring experience. The excellent support has not ended with the purchase. Carolina has continued to help to ensure that everything is okay. It is difficult to do justice to Carolina’s efforts in short review. I would definitely use her again. She is highly recommended

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