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Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.275M in Lake Toxaway, NC.
The period of time of our ownership, and on thru the sales process of our home on Lake Toxaway was like a season of episodes from the old TV show The Twilight Zone, yet for one marvelous realtor called Carol Watkins. We chose Carol because she is a full-time Professional Realtor committed to excellence. She is extremely helpful before, during and after the sales transaction is concluded. She is tenacious, very well connected, accessible 24/7 with a team that could make anything happen, and Carol has great follow-thru skills to ensure that the “Loop” gets closed. Her flexibility in having to work within & around our “circumstances” was significant. The fact that we had so many “circumstances” made it even that much more challenging, from the recovery due to a major organ transplant for one of us (the sellers), right thru to the sale of our multi-million dollar home in a market period that was very scarce of home buyers in that price range.
That was the beginning and the end of the story. There were numerous potholes & avalanches along the way, and Carol was right there to provide a resourceful, creative, & problem-solving approach to the many “issues” that arose in the process. She listened, was detail-oriented in all aspects of the process, and took what was the epitome’ of a bowl of lemons, and made some great NC Mountain Lemonade!
If we ever buy or sell another property in all of North Carolina, it will be with the assistance of Carol Watkins. That’s the best recommendation I can make, I would use her again, above ALL!
PS-Carol is NOT a relative of mine, just a Great Realtor!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $1.675M in Lake Toxaway, NC.
Carol is truly one of the best things about Lake Toxaway. She was professional yet caring from the moment we first spoke over the phone. The amount of up front time she spent prior to our in person visit to Lake Toxaway very much eased the burden of 'shopping' for a vacation home (with 3 young children in tow) and allowed us to zero in on the perfect home for our family. We are thrilled with our new home as well as the friend that we've made in Carol Watkins. She is such an asset to the Lake Toxaway Company and community! I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in the Lake Toxaway area.
Carol Watkins is the most caring and professional real estate agent that I have ever worked with. She is the expert for Western North Carolina and she works harder than anyone I know! She knows her market, her clients and her sellers and has a unique ability to make the deal happen. Highly recommended!!!
I highly recommend Carol for those looking at buying or selling a home in the western North Carolina mountains. She is the ultimate professional: highly knowledgeable , competent, caring, pro-active, patient, and with the utmost integrity. She has a true servant's heart, desiring to help you find your "dream home" whatever and however long it takes. Having bought a mountain home in December 2012, I now consider Carol not only as an excellent realtor, but also as a good friend.
Carol provided excellent customer service & professional advice in our search to purchase a home in Lake Toxaway. She is very thorough in preparing to show properties and quickly gains an understanding of the client's interests & needs in order to make location visits productive and meaningful. Carol's outstanding local expertise and personal connections make the buying experience a breeze & enjoyable. I would highly recommend Carol to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate in the greater Lake Toxaway areas. She made our home buying experience a success and remains one of our dearest friends. Carol is a WINNER!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $975K in Lake Toxaway, NC.
Carol Watkins may be the best real estate broker I have ever worked with and my own experience in residential real estate development working with many brokers spans almost 4 decades. What does Carol do that is unique? Three things #1, she listens. Carol wants to know exactly what you are looking for and she will respond to what YOU tell her. #2, she asks clarifying questions. Carol is a great communicator because she listens to her clients so carefully, but she also probes and clarifies to ensure that she is absorbing and cataloguing what you literally say, what you imply, and even what you don't explicitly say. Carol does a great job of learning as much as she can about you, who you are, how you live, and what your plans are for a new home.#3, she tells the truth. Carol is the consummate real estate professional broker. She answers questions with complete and truthful information or she tells you she will find the answer from the most reliable source. Then she gets the information right back to you because Carol follows up.
If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Lake Toxaway, let Carol do all the work for you. She will get it 100% right and you cannot do any better than that.
Carol is definitely YOUR AGENT! She is one of a handful of agents that I have personally seen do the following...and more...Carol is able to calibrate to her clients of all personalities;... She is able to walk that fine line of a dual agent with grace and most importantly, get results for both the buyer and the seller;... knows the area better than anyone I know;... is absolutely creative and imaginative, coming up with solutions that are definitely 'out of the box' if that is what it takes;... is really wise when it comes to preparing a property for sale, to take off the table, items that could become contentious in the final days of negotiations;... is so connected with contractors in the area that they will work with her to provide 'what if scenarios' for her prospective clients (such as what if we add a garage or what if we reroute this stream to create a waterfall) because they know ultimately some of those prospective buyers will be their clients;...in short... Carol is YOUR AGENT!