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Carla Higgins

Premier Agent

Realtor, Realtor, Carlifornia (14 years experience)

12 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Property Management

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09/11/2014 - eric633
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.475M in Crocker Highland, Oakland, CA.

Carla Higgins changed our life.

Thanks to her - we bought our dream home in Piedmont / Oakland.

While struggling with the challenges of the Bay Area real estate market (like almost everyone), we were lucky enough meet Carla. She is perhaps one of the most patient and empathetic - thoughtful and knowledgeable - caring and connected PEOPLE we've ever met. As an agent, she's in a league of her own.

We looked at several houses and made several offers before finding what was to become our home. It all happened very quickly - and on the 4th of July no less. With every offer, Carla patiently walked us through every detail of the disclosures, the inspection, and the offer - but the incredible generosity she showed with us on a HOLIDAY - sitting in her office - laboring over our decision - truly redefines the definition of a real estate agent.

She guided us into a winning offer (there were five others) through her incredible knowledge of the market and the strength of her relationships. And today, we are in home we hope to never leave and will always celebrate on Independence Day.

If you're looking for an agent that is patient and understanding - while also being incredibly strategic and connected - Carla Higgins is a great choice for you!

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08/15/2014 - dianasyang
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $800K in Berkeley, CA.

Carla helped us to sell Berkeley house. She made recommendations preparing and remodeling the house before putting on the market. The house sold quickly. She is very good at knowing the market and negotiation. We will recommend her to everyone.

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08/15/2014 - markborgschulte
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $800K in Berkeley, CA.

Carla was great! We worked with her on the sale of a house that listed in the 600s and sold around 20% above asking. She was respectful of our wishes and goals in the sale, but was also very good at making decisions when required. She was particularly skilled at working with the many personalities that were involved in the sale process, and her expertise in the market was a big part of selling the house quickly and for a good price. We would highly recommend her and happily use her again ourselves.

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08/14/2014 - ericadtaylor
Bought a home in 2014.

Carla is fantastic! I would give more stars if I could. In the insane housing market in the bay, Carla helped us get the "forever house!"

She knows Oakland really well, and listened to our needs. She doesn't waste time showing places that won't work, and I really felt like she was on our side. The best thing about Carla is that she's strategic! In a competitive market, she helped us place the right offer prices, and helped us think through options for the offer-counteroffer.

She connected us with inspectors, contractors, house alarm installers, and everything else we needed to do a 21-day close.

I couldn't recommend her highly enough, she'd be my first call if we were buying or selling a home in Oakland.

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08/13/2014 - ranirk
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $975K in Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA.

Carla worked with us tirelessly over 5 months to find us a home in Oakland. We saw over 40 houses and never once did she show any signs of "giving up on us". She was very patient and enthusiastic as houses came on the market. After the first couple of weeks, she got a good sense for what we were looking for and was always on the lookout for the right home for us. She held our hand prior to the transaction and after the transaction. This is the third home we have bought and by far, Carla has been the best realtor we have worked with. She knows the Oakland area very well, has an excellent network that comes in handy and knows how to negotiate to get the right home for you at the right price. I highly recommend Carla to anyone looking for a home in the Oakland area.

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04/21/2014 - aprilquinn2
Bought a home in 2011.

I tell friends of mine looking to buy or sell, "If you want to close the deal," your only choice is Carla Higgins. Her expertise and reputation goes a very long way when you're in the market to buy or sell a property. And with the competitive nature right now in the market, you have to choose wisely. I can tell you with conviction from my two experiences buying a home with Carla Higgins as my Realtor, that we would not have closed on either properties without her. Carla was VERY creative both times in finding the property we currently live in, and closing the deal on a Condo we bought last year. In both cases, the properties have soared in value compared to what we paid. We feel so fortunate in having Carla on our team.

I KNOW THAT WORKING WITH THE RIGHT REALTOR MAKES A DIFFERENCE! We were in the market to buy a property for over 10 year with another agent, and absolutely every offer we submitted was denied. Don't risk loosing the property of your dreams. If you're serious about buying or selling, choose Carla. You will not be disappointed. Carla also has a financial team she can refer you to that will also fight for you and simplifies the process too. Choose the right team to be in your corner!

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03/25/2014 - srabinovitz2
Bought a home in 2014.

We just bought a house, long-distance, with Carla's help. She was incredibly patient with what turned out to be a fairly protracted process because of our own ambivalence (we had a hard time deciding to bid and actually pulled out of the house we ended up buying before reconsidering and going forward). Carla never gave up on us - she never even showed any frustration although she must have had some - and was very skilled in helping us sort out the pros and cons of different properties. She was persistent but never intrusive; she always went the extra mile and sent out top notch inspectors and tradespeople when we had questions about reports/disclosures; she measured rooms, sent us pictures and went back multiple times to answer questions we had about floor plans and space; she linked us up with great mortgage and insurance specialists who were knowledgeable, responsive, and easy to work with; she helped us navigate all of the complexities of a home purchase while living in another country with great skill and style; and she has stayed in touch and helped us with all of our post-purchase needs (we're still out of town) although her work is officially over! She's great!

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03/18/2014 - bridget lyons
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Allendale, Oakland, CA.

I was referred to Carla through a friend, and was pleased to discover Carla's exensive knowledge of the Oakland Area. After expressing concerns over my my previous agent's non-responsiveness, Carla made a point to always get back to me on properties I wanted to review within 24 hours, but often much sooner. I was very impressed with how quick she was to turn around any request I sent to her. She accommodated my busy schedule to ensure I saw properties and was patient while I looked at several. I went into contract during the holidays, and Carla was effective at lining up contractors to provide estimates on necessary repairs. Carla was very effective in negotiating on my closing and kept in constant contact throughout the process, I was very impressed with her negotiation skills. She has continued to be a quick responder to requests for referrals to contractors in the area for various repairs on my fixer-upper who always turn out to be great referrals. Thanks Carla for your help getting me the house I was looking for!

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08/03/2013 - user52976
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $650K in Caballo Hills, Oakland, CA.

We're so glad that we found Carla! We recently bought our dream home thanks to Carla. We also used Carla to sell our previous home, and we could not have been happier with both experiences. Carla is a true professional and we cannot recommend her enough.

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07/22/2013 - user2743968
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $725K in Alameda, CA.

Carla is incredible! We recommend her to everybody we know who is looking to buy a house in the East Bay.

We had been looking lackadaisically for about a year when we met her--and then our search really began. Carla figured out what we were looking for (even though husband and I didn't necessarily know!), and brought us to myriad homes. She was available to us by phone or in person just about any time we needed her. A truly amazing feat was that she was virtually ALWAYS able to get us in to see places at our convenience, often outside of open showings. She is sharp about the market, about neighborhoods, about features (and possible pitfalls) of certain homes, and about writing up a successful bid. Through the process, we felt like she was really our friend. She really made us feel that she cared as much as we did about finding our perfect home. Which we did!

I recommend her unequivocally.

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