Broker (18 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

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08/31/2013 - user76503941
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.

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08/28/2013 - user4008674
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $500K in Sammamish, WA.

We reached out to Carmen after a short sale had fallen through and we were on a tight timeline. My wife was 9 months pregnant and Carmen worked around our schedule to find us a great home. She showed us several homes in different locations pointing out obvious flaws and cover ups and guiding us to ultimately what would become our home. She looks out for you and that's something I can't say for other agents I have worked with. Carmen is great and I will recommend her to anybody I talk to.

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08/28/2013 - hberrysmith
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Leschi, Seattle, WA.

We view Carmen as our 'team leader' in getting our house sold. She provided guidance and advice based on her experience and expertise. She included details and offered opinions but supported our decisions throughout the process. Carmen is personable & compassionate while always responsive & professional. Keeping us informed and 'calm' even during the most anxious times. I especially appreciated her online saavy & 'showingsuite'. We would look to Carmen for future needs and recommend her highly!

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08/28/2013 - user3930381
Bought a home in 2013 in Fremont, Seattle, WA 98107.

Carmen was an amazing person to help me navigate my first home-buying experience. She went above and beyond what I would expect from a real estate agent, from picking me up from the airport when I flew in to look at houses and then dropping me off at the place I was staying, to picking up my keys for me once the house was purchased and letting the carpet cleaner in before I moved to Seattle. It was a stressful experience to purchase a home while being out of town for almost all of the process, but Carmen was patient, understanding, and did everything she could do to make my move to Seattle and my home purchase the smoothest possible. She is also a great negotiator but does so in a respectful manner. I highly recommend Carmen to anyone who is looking to buy or sell. She knows what she's doing and makes the how experience as pleasant as possible!

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08/17/2013 - user6376454
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Gatewood, Seattle, WA.

Carmen Gayton is a superb realtor. Her professionalism and expertise were vital in the relocation of our family to Seattle from Washington DC and our decision to purchase our first house. She was easy to reach and communicate with, even from the East Coast. Four months prior to our move, we came to Seattle for a week to look for a place to live. We did not know the area and had many questions on the different neighborhoods around the city. Carmen was very patient with us, showed us around and gave us a tour of the greater Seattle area. She was very responsive to our desires, gave sound recommendations, didn't let us rush in to anything, and helped us find our ideal home. Not only did she help us find our home, even after we closed on the house, she continued to check on our property until we actually moved in. Additionally, she provided us contacts and recommendations for everything we needed to get settled in. We loved working with Carmen and thanks to her we now own a beautiful home in a great location.

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07/17/2013 - user178788
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $550K in Shoreline, WA.

My husband and I moved to Seattle from the East Coast last year and Carmen helped us find our new home out here. We can't say enough about how amazing she is. She is very knowledgeable about the area and the pros and cons of all the neighborhoods and we relied on her knowledge to guide us to the areas that would fit our lifestyle. She worked tirelessly to help us find the perfect home - including during her vacation and sometimes showing us homes until 9:30 at night. She was very patient and always had our best interests at heart. She really wanted us to find our perfect home and we never felt any pressure. She also helped us through a very difficult time with our lender and we always felt like she was an advocate for us. Carmen is definitely someone you want on your side and we would highly recommend her!

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06/27/2013 - user3548275
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Columbia City, Seattle, WA.

Carmen Gayton assisted us in finding our wonderful home and did such an amazing job that we also had her assist us in selling our old home. In both endeavors she went above and beyond our expectations. She is highly professional, obviously skilled, listened attentively and really worked together with us to find a home that we LOVE. She helped us to avoid so many potential problems.

Prior to working with Carmen we had a couple marginal experiences with other realtors. Thankfully we decided to reach out again to find the right agent and, to our delight, we found Carmen. She provided such excellent guidance and support. Carmen is consistent, diligent, persistent and proactive and, most importantly, dedicated to her clients and their needs.

These qualities are what got us the home we wanted. In this aggressive market we felt confident that we had the support we needed. I have referred Carmen to several friends and family members who are all equally happy and satisfied.

Carmen was our number one ally as we looked for the right home. We now count her as a friend and part of the family.

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05/29/2013 - ghpollack
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $650K in Wedgwood, Seattle, WA.

I have been working with Carmen for a few months to find just the right home. She has been patient beyond any expectations. She is very knowledgeable, cares deeply about helping me find just the right placer and has spent countless hours on my behalf.

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02/18/2013 - user9273330
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $400K in Hillman City, Seattle, WA.

Buying a house is an adventure. And, like all adventures, it can have its scary and dramatic moments. So, it is of upmost importance to have an agent you can count on; someone that is on your side. Carmen is that agent. Carmen was always respectful and easy to get along with both to me and other people we met along the way. However, she also didn’t hold back if she thought something didn’t add up. Riding around looking at homes with Carmen was a joy both because of her fun personality and because I didn’t have to work to try and figure out what she was getting at; she just said it, straight up.

Carmen was always there when I needed something. There were a couple occasions when I actually made myself wait until morning to tell Carmen about something that was concerning me, because I knew, even at 10pm she would get on the phone with whomever she needed to in order to straighten out the situation. I’m not sure when she finds the time to sleep.

Carmen never let an important date pass by without contacting me. I never had to remind her of anything. It really did feel like I was her only client.

Carmen is one of those people who believes that if you just focus on doing the right thing, the rest will work itself out. She never said this to me outright but her actions spoke much louder than words ever could. It was clear in everything she did and every piece of advice she gave me that her only concern was to find me the best house at the best price possible. I never got the sense that she was trying to up-sale me or rush me into anything. If things didn’t look right, she was one step ahead of me out the door.

Carmen is a fierce negotiator. Carmen’s inspector is very meticulous. He came up with a list of 43 items that needed to be fixed on a fully remodeled home. Carmen got me 42 of those items fixed by the seller.

This was my first time buying a house and I had no idea how important the buyer’s agent is, not just to get the best deal, but also in terms of security and peace of mind. If this is your first time buying a house make sure you find an agent you can trust. I got lucky when I found Carmen as she is certainly someone you can trust.

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01/06/2013 - user0775856
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Lake Hills, Bellevue, WA.

My experience with Carmen was simply wonderful from our first phone call. She responded very quickly from an online request on a new listing I just found, as being 3 days late on several new listings before to find that they were already sold time can extremely important in the current market on getting a good value on a property.

Carmen’s expertise was evident from the beginning and her professional ethics was only topped by her personal ethics and character.

The Property I picked was bank owner should have been an easy close by normal standards but this was far from easy. The listing agent was incompetent is a nice way of stating her skill set, the title insurance company was equally confident and resistant to do any timely follow-ups on the title transfer. It appeared to me as well as others that incompetence is a norm in several large institutions in the Seattle area.

Throughout this experience which lasted over four months to complete the closing on the property Carmen was professional and tenacious in a continual battle to keep the listing agent and the title company accountable on their continued changing of the time schedule to finalize the closing.

Without Carmen’s abilities I would have given up and demanded some restitution from both the listing agent and the title company. With Carmen’s continual help and hard work we managed to get the project closed so the remodeling could be done on our new home.

If I have any more realtor transactions I will consult and use Carmen without question, I have to recommend Carmen without question as the best real estate agent I have had or heard of. From her knowledge to her professionalism and her ethics and her commitment to detail is simply outstanding.

Sincerely, Richard Browder

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