Before and After

Before & After Testimonial

Kevin K.

"Carmen got our house sold fast and for top dollar. We inherited a house that needed updates, so I went searching for a REALTOR who could help us rehab and sell it and I found Carmen. She coordinated about 10 different tradespeople and I was sent the quotes and later invoices. The tradespeople did did good work, were fast and super fair pricing. And I’m cheap. The entire rehab took 3 or 4 weeks and the house looked completely different. We spent about 50k in rehab. Went from shabby to classy chic. My mom and girlfriend were in disbelief when they saw the After pics. My mom told me she is DEFINITELY using Carmen to sell her properties. Carmen gave us 3 options/strategies for a list price. We ended up with 5 offers and ended up countering the two cash offers and accepted an offer that was 65k over our strategic list price. I’m checking the bank account this Friday for a big wire transfer. – Carmen picks up phone or returns calls within a few minutes. Texts are responded to quickly as well. – She doesn’t double end deals. – She brought us great offers – She’s on your side and you know it.”

Selling Your Home in Four Steps


Identify and execute potential upgrades to your home, strategize pricing and marketing. Carmen leverages her market expertise to give you the best advice regarding home value.


Execute marketing, conduct showings, get feedback. Often during this stage, we will go “on the market,” or remain off market depending on your preference.


Counter and Accepting Offers. Having an agent that knows the peninsula as well as Carmen comes in handy when deciding on how aggressive to counter potential offers.


Conduct appraisal and ensure escrow is on schedule. Carmen can guide you through this often-difficult process with ease. You’ll always feel “in the know.”

805 Larkspur Drive, Millbrae

Testimonial from the former owner:

I had lived in my house for over 40 years and your team did a fantastic job of updating - I almost did not recognize the house after your stylish renovation. You led an excellent group of professionals in achieving this feat. Furthermore, it paid off in the multiple offers that arrived and the final excellent sale price. Aside from the financial aspect, working with you has been a pleasure. Your positive attitude and "can do" approach when any snag came up was very reassuring. You are great at explaining all aspects of the sale process. I would strongly recommend you to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a home in the Peninsula. May you continue to have great success in the future.

The "Before" Photos:

This Millbrae residence had great bones, but the closed floor plan, fixtures, paint, garden, kitchen and the bathrooms were all in need of a complete facelift. Luckily, Carmen works with a short list of designers, contractors, and craftspeople vetted as meeting her high standards for quality, timeliness, customer service, and accuracy. This process includes demolition and hauling to the final white-glove cleaning, where contractors and service providers work together to ensure that all tasks are completed impeccably and on time.

The "After" Photos:

Believe it or not, this home’s livable square footage is less than 1,800 SqFt. With Carmen, the complete renovation unleashed this property’s potential – and netted my sellers a RECORD SALE PRICE! In addition to enhancing interiors, taking the exterior of a home to another level is a further area of expertise where Carmen shines. She knows the best designers and contractors for updating landscaping, doors, windows, trim, etc. Her goal is an outdoor look and feel that’s both striking at first glance and welcoming to a serious potential buyer.

674 Island Place, Redwood Shores

My wife and I knew that our property was attractive, but that it needed work in order to attain its full sale price potential. So, we interviewed five REALTORS and asked how they’d improve and market the house. The answers we liked best came from Carmen Miranda, of Compass, Burlingame. Over the last few years, we’d seen what Carmen and her team of contractors, painters, landscapers, decorators, stagers and more had done for other homes sold in our neighborhood. Since we were vacating the house and moving out-of-state, Carmen kept an eye during the updating and remodeling of our home. The results were spectacular! Our house attracted scores of online views and in-person tours. Within just a few days, it sold for the highest price ever paid for a property in our development. Carmen’s friendliness, easy laugh, good cheer, confidence, and competence made our remodeling and sale process an actual pleasure. If you want a real estate agent who performs well beyond expectations, we highly recommend her!

The "Before" Photos

This redwood shores condo had great bones, but was fixtures, paint, and the bathrooms were showing signs of aging.

The "After" Photos

With Carmen, the complete renovation of this 2,300 square-foot home took just six weeks, allowing her to list it during a market upswing she had predicted.

679 Libra Ln, Foster City

The upgraded kitchen has new cabinets (except island cabs), new cabinet hardware, new quartz countertops, new light fixtures and More. Hardwood floors and new plush carpets throughout. New light fixtures and switches/outlets. The inviting oversized rear patio is perfect for all to enjoy. Shell Cove complex enjoys a Community Center, Pool, Spa, Tennis Courts and Childrens Playground. Excellent Foster City schools are a plus. Dont overlook this one!

The "Before" Photos

The "After" Photos


Carmen Miranda sits down with Lunghi Media Group to discuss her latest projects, her philosophy on listing homes, and getting stellar results.

Before and After Testimonials

Kevin K.

Kevin K.

Carmen got our house sold fast and for top dollar. We inherited a house that needed updates, so I went searching for a REALTOR who could help us rehab and sell it and I found Carmen. She coordinated about 10 different tradespeo...
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Maria F.

Maria F.

Dear Carmen, This a note in appreciation of all the help you have provided in finding a new home for my daughter and in updating and selling my house. First of all, you displayed great insight and neighborhood knowledge in lead...
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This review is long overdue. I had received a mailer from Carmen and contacted her last summer to sell our duplex in San Bruno. She partnered up with Dave Cauchi and met us at our house, were extremely professional, knowledgeab...
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Work With Carmen

Carmen is known for her integrity, strong negotiation skills, and extensive experience, Carmen’s philosophy is simply to treat others as you wish to be treated. She always looks forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact her using the most convenient method.