“I highly recommend hiring Carmen Miranda

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for all your real estate needs! I first found Carmen at an open house she was conducting on our street, Louise Lane, in San Mateo. My husband and I were interested in following the sale of that house because it was one very similar to our house. We were really impressed with Carmen’s professional demeanor and “go getting” attitude. After learning of the astronomical sales price on that house, Carmen was the first person to come to mind when thinking about selling our house. In the summer, Carmen helped us sell our house in San Mateo and buy a new house in Burlingame. On the sales side, Carmen went above and beyond the call of duty – no detail was overlooked as she aggressively marketed our house and made sure our house showed in the best possible way. In a changing market that could be very stressful, Carmen made the process go very smoothly. Most importantly, she advised us to sell our house first and then buy our new house due to low inventory on the market and the time of year (late summer). No one could have predicted the mortgage meltdown of 2007…..yet Carmen wisely and miraculously advised us to sell our house before the mortgage mess hit the market. We received 7 offers and most were above asking – need I say more? The winning bid came in over 100K over asking, way exceeding our expectations and setting a record high for Louise Lane. Moreover, Carmen made sure we got all the terms we were looking for – no contingencies and a long rent back with the first 2 months free rent! We found ourselves in the very very optimal position of having sold our house at the height of the market with up to 4 months to look for our new house (in a declining market, by the way!). On the sales side, we were in a very strong position, having already sold our house with cash in hand. Carmen did a fantastic job educating us about the market in Burlingame and pointing out what to look for in certain houses. We learned to distinguish quality homes from not so quality homes. When it came time to make an offer in Burlingame, Carmen aggressively negotiated the deal and again, no detail was overlooked as she made sure that all the little things were taken care of and the closing went smoothly. . The house we ended up with in Burlingame exceeded all our expectations in terms of our wishlist, and we are extremely happy with the house we have. Selling and buying a home is probably one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. With the help of Carmen, everything went surprisingly smooth and with every step of the way, my expectations were exceeded. Carmen’s “can do” attitude, breadth of knowledge about all things regarding real estate and highly professional level of service make her an exceptional realtor.”