San Mateo County, Diamond Certified (26 years experience)

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

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04/01/2013 - user6461907
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $825K in Southeast Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA.

This was our third transaction with Carmen (buying and selling) and the reasons why we continue to work with her are:

- Frequent and regular updates. We've never been left wondering about the status.

- Very hard negotiator who has your best interest in mind rather than her convenience.

- Great team of trusted advisors and experts (such as contractors, mortgage brokers, lawyers, etc)

- Knowledgable about the cities along the Peninsula. She knows which schools are good, what the 'typical' demographic of the neighborhoods are, what the features of each neighborhood are.

- She creates a customized plan for each client. She doesn't waste your time.

Carmen has represented me for homes anywhere from <$500K - >$800K and she gives each and every sale the same respect and attention regardless of the price tag. She treats you as a client, not a $ value.

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01/27/2013 - user57807424
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $1.125M in Redwood City, CA.

We had seen Carmen's real estate skills in action with other homes in our Redwood Shores market, and had been favorably impressed. Carmen listed our house, and immediately walked through the house with us pointing out areas which might cause buyers to think twice. She has a handyman available who does excellent work at reasonable cost. She also suggested staging services which enhanced our house greatly. As a marketing tool she uses "Don't Tell Me - Show Me" which is an internet slide show of the property which enables the potential buyer to visualize how the house flows without visiting the property. She was always responsive to any inquiry we might have. In a difficult market she did an excellent job, and I highly recommend her!

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01/17/2013 - user009198
Sold a home in 2012 in Millbrae Meadows, Millbrae, CA 94030.

Carmen is very professional at what she does. We gave her a short notice to sell our property and she put together her team of gardener, house cleaner, handy man, and home staging companies together and had the house ready on market in amazing one week! Carmen's service always goes beyond our expectations as she keeps us updated and transparent about the situation. She continues updating us about the surrounding housing markets and trends and provides us with valuable insights and advices on our home selling strategies. We are very happy that we are able to sell our place at our targeted price within a month! This is our second time working with her and both had been great experiences for us!

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01/11/2013 - user9206760
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $975K in Redwood City, CA.

Carmen was a godsend! We couldn't be happier.

We bid on a short-sale offer and it took more than 3 months to close. During those times, Carmen was always responsive to inquiries, and helped us tremendously in getting through the uncertainty that comes with the transaction.

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01/10/2013 - user4661687
Property manage a Single Family home in Foster City, CA.

Carmen is a true professional who is very thorough, extremely honest and offers her best. Carmen was able to find us a new tenant for our rental property in record time and for a great rent and She was also able to help us find a new home. We were completely satisfied and very truly impressed with Carmen. Even now, She keeps us updated of market trends and other analysis. Whenever we have any real estate needs in the future, Carmen is the realtor we'll be calling.

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01/08/2013 - user97558963
Sold a home in 2012.

We chose Carmen Miranda to handle the sale of our home in San Mateo due to her extensive experience, thorough knowledge of real estate market in our area, positive energy and commitment to delivering the best possible offer(s) for our home. Carmen absolutely delivered on all fronts --managing vendors, etc. in our absence, provided frequent updates on status of the process (as we have moved out of town) staged/showcased our home extremely well and ultimately helped to bring in multiple offers --above our asking price --in 9 days. We are extremely pleased with the sale of our home, both in price and timing, and how Carmen facilitated the entire process (even when we, as the clients, were a challenge to her :). It goes without say that we would highly recommend Carmen Miranda as an outstanding real estate agent. Future clients will be in good hands.

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11/28/2012 - sickes1
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $975K in Redwood City, CA.

Carmen was amazing in all respects during the entire home buying process. We ran into her at an open house she was holding for another property and her willingness to discuss all aspects of the home buying process and her approach to it, incredible experience and detailed knowledge across the entire peninsula, and ability to recall all aspects of a home’s details (API scores for school by neighborhood or even address) impressed us on our first meeting.

Carmen is very focused on getting to know you as a client, what you are looking for, the minute details of your life that will impact which home is right for you, and takes all this into account when guiding you through the process. We discussed what we were looking for in a house on our initial consult in deep detail, discussed specific needs for kitchen and entertaining areas, a desire for a backyard to play in, wanting to have room to grow, as well as aesthetic considerations based on our personal sense of style.

Many realtors put together a list of properties to inspect for you, but Carmen goes one or two extra steps. She had a bound volume containing all information about each property we were going to see each time we went to tour homes. This included the standard home details, neighborhood information, school information for each property, public records that may be pertinent, and even a listing of the neighbors (and Carmen would even knock on doors to help us chat with people in the neighborhoods!!) . In a busy world Carmen made it her priority to maximize our touring time through preparation of the booklets as well as visiting homes that fit our general profile, or listings that we sent, to narrow the list and weed out properties so we only saw houses we could potentially be interested in.

During the negotiation process Carmen was always a step ahead, prepared for any contingency, and able to pull in resources from her network for any issue, inspection, or financing question. The people in her network were incredibly professional and were able to answer any questions she was not. They all showed a similar dedication to preparation that allowed us to sail through negotiations, predict exactly what would be needed to close on the house we wanted despite multiple offers, and balance and negotiate from a strong position.

You can’t go wrong with Carmen, and she will be there to help you through not only the home buying/selling process, but also any area where her vast real estate experience can help.

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