Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $650K in Lake Forest Park, WA.
Carmen was so amazing throughout our experience right from the first house we looked at through to the one she helped us buy. We still can't believe the deal she negotiated for the house we now own. She has your best interest at heart from the outset.
Many of the professionals we had to deal with (escrow agent, two building inspectors and others) knew Carmen and were so happy for us when they knew she was our agent. All loved dealing with her and her clients and respect the amazing work she does. We agree.
We really felt blessed to have Carmen on our side. Even the seller we bought from said he will use her in the future! If you are looking for an agent who is professional, has wide experience, genuinely pursues your interests while being aware of your limits - you have found her in Carmen. She follows through on everything! EVERYTHING until your purchase is complete and you have keys in your hand!
Carmen really walked us through the home selling process, every step of the way. We did every minor improvement to our house that she asked us to do and it paid off. Not only did our house sell in 4 days, but we got over asking price! Very professional and wonderful to work with.
Carmen was VERY responsive when we chose our house. As newly relocated folks, she was able to tell us what we needed to know about various areas, and advise us on the price we should offer. The house appraised at almost 25K more than we paid, so we were happy campers!
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Lynnwood, WA.
Carmen is an outstanding agent and is extremely professional in all areas of her expertise. I would also like to point out that through our searches she has provided honest opinions on houses we looked at. She gets to know her clients in a manner that feels like you are talking to a longtime friend. Anyone that is fortunate enough to work with Carmen will be in for top shelf service.
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.
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.
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.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Seattle, WA.
I cannot say enough about how wonderful Carmen Gayton was as an agent. My wife and I were first time home buyers and had to explore a number of finance options to get into our first home. Not only did Carmen patiently work with us through the process, but she found the perfect house for us that fit our price range and was beyond what we could have hoped for.
After our offer was accepted by the seller, our loan fell through (not her fault, an inexcusable error on the part of our loan broker). Just when we thought we were going to lose the house we had fallen in love with, Carmen came to our rescue. She calmed the seller's frustrations, and convinced him to give us a chance to secure a loan through a different company. After getting a new loan company, we were able to get the house. None of that could have happened without Carmen's calming influence and incredible knowledge of the industry.
If you are looking for a real estate agent, Carmen Gayton is definitely someone you should consider. She is a skilled professional with a compassionate heart. She is completely worthy of trust and has made us clients for life.
I will certainly go to her for future buying and selling needs and will recommend her to my friends and family.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Maple Leaf, Seattle, WA.
Carmen was a amazing resource. She helped my wife and I find our first home. She was extremely helpful and patient. She walked us through the home buying process from beginning to end. I recommend Carmen to everybody. When my wife and I ever decide to sell our home, we will certainly use Carmen and her office.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $500K in Sammamish, WA.
My husband read about Carmen on Zillow and we gave her a call - what a wonderful decision! We met Carmen on a Wednesday and we put in an offer on a house that following Saturday. Carmen listened to what we were looking for, provided a number of options for us in our new home purchase and then rearranged her schedule to take us to look for homes on Thursday and Friday. Once we decided on a property she really represented us well, following up with the seller and making sure that our best interests were included in the negotiation (even asking for more than what we thought was possible!). I highly recommend Carmen to anyone buying a home in the Seattle area.