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Real Estate is not just a career, but a profession that I enjoy and take very seriously. I love what I do and I am so lucky to have wonderful clients who make my job fulfilling and rewarding. The time that I spend with my clients is not only fun, but by the time the transaction is completed, we have developed a friendship. I am a designated relocation specialist and have worked with clients all over the world. I also have a designation as an internet marketing specialist.

I moved to Seattle over 20 years ago and reside in Magnolia. My previous background was in Human Resources for 20 years. I am originally from South Carolina where I received a B.S. degree in Mathematical Sciences with a Biology Option from Clemson University. I also have lived in Charlotte, NC. Seattle is a fabulous place to live and there are so many options for activities to do.

Community Involvement

Community involvement is an important part of my life! It is rewarding and fulfilling and important for me to give back! I am currently on the board of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, Inc. which is an organization which provides scholarships to academically outstanding United States citizens studying to complete their degrees in science, medicine and engineering, thereby contributing to the worldwide advancement of science and technology. Over the last 28 years, ARCS has contributed over $8.9 million to the UW in support of graduate fellows. As an ARCS member, I have served as VP of College and University Relations, Student Liaision Coordinator, Auction Co-Chair, Alumni Tracking Coordinator, Membership Committee and Advisor to College and University Relations Committee . I was a member of the Greater Seattle Chapter of The Links, Inc. where I held the office of President, Chaired International Trends & Services Committee, Chaired the Ways & Means Committee and Treasurer. I served on the Board of Trustees for The Lakeside School for six years, Sustainer in the Junior League of Seattle and Past President for O'Dea High School's Mothers' Club. I have served on Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations Board (PONCHO), Seattle Symphony Musicians Pension Fund Committee, Nelson Mandela Dinner Committee, YWCA Board and Northern Trust Advisory Board, co-chair of the 2010 Treehouse Luncheon. Treehouse is an organization which gives foster children a childhood and a future. I am also co-chair of the Jimi Hendrix Park Project.

Customer Promise

One of the reasons I wanted to sell real estate was that it would allow me an opportunity to meet and work with a diverse network of people. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and meeting the needs of my client. My organizational skills and ability to follow through on all aspects of a task are my strengths. I enjoy helping people and am willing to spend the time that it takes to provide total customer satisfaction.

Conclusion

I pride myself in working with a smaller number of clients that will allow me to respond to them personally and timely. Putting clients first is the most important service that I can provide. I welcome the opportunity to work with you and assisting you in successfully accomplishing your goal!
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    03/18/2014
    $425,000
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    02/23/2014
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    02/06/2014
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    10/25/2013
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      04/06/2014 - KellieGreen1
      Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Rainier Beach, Seattle, WA.
      Carmen was amazing to work with from the first contact until the moment of closing. My husband and I were on a tight timeline to find a place and Carmen got that immediately and shared our sense of urgency. When we were discouraged she kept us going. The neighborhoods that we had initially identified didn't have the right places for us but Carmen encouraged us to look further afield and we ended up in the perfect place. The Seattle housing market can be tough. I recommend Carmen as the person to help you navigate it.  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      03/20/2014 - ballofwisdom2000
      Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $500K in Mukilteo, WA.
      A true professional who is highly organized, and detailed in her process. Carmen has great local knowledge, and an ability to truly "listen" to what you are asking for in terms of buying your dream home. She is able to comprehend your request (in my case, she knew what I was looking for, better than I could explain in words), and then delivers a set of homes for you to consider. If it doesn't work out, she will continue to refine the search based on your input, and produce another set of homes to check out. Carmen is one of the most patient professionals that I've ever worked with (in any industry). She has a great "can do" attitude, and works with you as a trusted advisor for real estate needs.

      With Carmen you will learn about neighborhood history, annual events, the good and the bad at the neighborhood level, as well as a deep dive on a homes history that you may be interested in pursuing.

      Why am I so excited to tell you about Carmen? It's simple really, she saved me about $50,000 off list price! This is in addition to the outstanding customer service approach which I received both before AND after the transaction. An example of this is her follow up call with me and my wife. Our kitchen cook top broke shortly after closing, and she personally called the warranty company (she personally paid for a home warranty out of her pocket for our home appliances due to a unique circumstance) and had them come service the appliance! Who does that, after they've completed their transaction?!

      Again, a true professional, with a lot of patience, and great ability to zero in on what you are looking for. I highly recommend her.

      Best hunting,

      Mike
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      12/17/2013 - smcouture
      Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Arbor Heights, Seattle, WA.
      My husband and I felt very lucky to have come across Carmen Gayton, and have her help us find our first house. We were very new to the process, and needed a lot of educating. She was extremely knowledgeable of the whole process, and very patient in answering all of our questions. She worked day and night to help us find a home, and when we found the one for us, worked tirelessly to help us acquire it. There were a few bumps in the road, yet throughout it all she kept our spirits high, and expectations realistic. In the end, we were able to purchase our dream home - a feat that looked impossible at times, and might have been without Carmen! Her professionalism and expertise are second to none, and we still greatly appreciate all she accomplished for us.  MoreLess
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      Professional Information
      Address:
      Windermere Real Estate/NW, Inc.
      214 E. Galer St. Suite #300
      Seattle, WA  98102
      Phone:
      (206) 317-4900
      Cell:
      (206) 395-3812
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      Member since:
      12/30/2011
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