|Real Estate Broker/Owner
|Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor
|location_on Westlake Village, CA — Carmela Realty
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|web Carmela Jacobs - California Real Estate Broker (800) 850-5690
Carmela Jacobs is an ethical California Real Estate Broker with a strong work ethic, determination and a record of delivering exceptional results. Serving the community since 1990 she is the Founder of Carmela Realty and The Carmela Jacobs Real Estate Group.
With a seasoned 30+ year veteran in your corner, you’ll have the clear advantage. As a full-time Realtor® she counsels wisely, negotiates fiercely and can walk you through the complexities of selling or buying your home.
As a full service Brokerage our team is dedicated to serving clients in Ventura County, Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas. We have helped hundreds of families make the right move. Specialties include: relocation, home sales, luxury listings, hyper-local markets (Ventura County, Los Angeles County) and Global investors.
Carmela is involved in building a strong community, she supports and volunteers for the following causes: Teen Challenge, NEW Economics for Women, 1ST time buyers Wish Program, Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America referral Agent #NACA, World Impact- The Oaks Camp.
YOUR REFERRALS SAVE LIVES! FROM EVERY ESCROW WE CLOSE ON YOUR BEHALF, FUNDS ARE DONATED IN YOUR HONOR TO VARIOUS CHARITIES including V4CR https://vets4childrescue.org/donate Ventura Sheriff’s K-9 Foundation https://www.vcsok9.org/donate and https://www.myfriendluis.com/donate/ to support Luis’ work with at risk youth to help them get out of the gang lifestyle and on a more positive growth track.
✰ Sellers: FREE Escrow fee, when we represent you and successfully close escrow on your home. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.
✰ Buyers: FREE 13 month Home warranty, when we represent you and successfully close escrow on the purchase of your home. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.
✰ Customer Perks: FREE annual broker opinion of your home value.
✰ Out of area Realtors and Real Estate Brokers, generous referral fees are paid to licensed Realtors/Brokers upon close of escrow.
Carmela's passions include her faith, family, friends, clients and pets.
Certifications: E-certified®2, Relocation Broker Certified, HAFA Specialist, and New Casa Certified Referral Agent and NACA Expert - Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America Referral Agent.
Affiliations: MLS, CSMAR, CAR, NAR and AREAA.
Millionaire's Club, Outstanding Customer Service, Top Sales Agent.
Real Estate, Sellers, Short Sales, Relocation, REO, First Time Home Buyers, Single Family Homes, Listings, Luxury Home Sales, New Home Sales, Negotiation, Honesty, Integrity, Responsiveness, Social Networking, Knowledge of real estate market, High Organizational Skills, Bilingual-English/Spanish, Friendly Personality, Contract Negotiation, Neighborhood Knowledge, Creative Problem Solving, Assertiveness, Time Management, Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Hyper-local marketing, Knowledge of purchase process, International Relocations, Thinking Outside The Box, Customer Service Oriented, Global Marketing, International Real Estate, Community Advocate, Sales Management, Team Management, Timely Decision Making, Social Media Marketing, Loan Origination, Employee Training, Mortgage Underwriting, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Youth Mentoring, Investment Properties, #NACAexperiencedRealtor. Bilingual: English and Spanish.
|Peter H. - Los Angeles, CA - NACA Homebuyer
|Carmela is a realtor who knows the market, professional in her negotiations, but also sympathetic to the needs of her clients. We recently purchased our first home near USC area (hot hot area) listed at $735k, but she negotiated down to $700k, then to $690k and then to $685k. She was very responsive and was on top of her things consistently. Truly appreciate her work for our family.
|Montrachet - Chatsworth, CA - Fix and Flip Investment
|I’m a real estate investor and I work with Carmela on every property. I greatly value her market understanding under any condition. I’ll continue to purchase and sell my personal and investment properties through Carmela in the future. FIX and FLIP Bought 650K sold at 1Million!
|Ashley H. - Winnetka, CA - Homebuyer
|If I could give Carmela 100 stars out of 5, I would. She is absolutely incredible, and 100% dedicated to her clients. We bought our first home this year (during the pandemic) through the NACA non profit homeownership program. Carmela is extremely familiar with the NACA program and had a solution for every roadblock we encountered along the way. I always felt like we had her full attention and commitment, even though I know she had many other clients who were looking for much higher priced homes. Carmela always made us feel like we were her priority and I honestly felt that she was just as excited about and committed to our homebuying process as we were. She was also so patient to answer any questions we had (and we had a LOT, as this was our first time buying a home!) and would spend countless hours touring homes with us, thinking through options, and coming up with solutions. She helped us come up with strategies to make our offer stand out in this crazy pandemic market right now. If you are looking for a real estate agent, LOOK NO FURTHER! Especially if you are working with NACA, I would not trust anyone other than Carmela. She brings so much experience, wisdom, and genuine care. The whole home buying process can be so stressful and confusing, but Carmela made us feel supported and hopeful all the way until we received the keys to our new home, and even followed up afterwards to make sure we were happy. Thank you Carmela for an amazing experience!!! I honestly don't think we would have persisted in the process without your expertise, your drive, and your care for our family.
|Carolina B. - Buena Park, CA - Homebuyer
|Carmela is an amazing real estate agent, but an even better person. She has an incredible work ethic. As first time homebuyers, we often felt lost and confused. Carmela always took the time to explain things to us. She has a great way providing information in a nurturing way. Her guidance in our house hunt was incredibly helpful. In addition, she was always well organized and had all documents, scheduled appointments and detail information on point. Her planning and execution skills in addition to her openness were effective in getting us to close smoothly. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience. This really helped us feel trusting of her guidance and information. She was always looking out for our best interest by informing us of the latest research on where houses are located and the impact on overall health, negotiating with the seller for fair market value, and educating us to help us be advocates for ourselves. Overall, Carmela is a great professional in her field. We highly recommend her without any reservations.
|Connie A. Arleta, CA 1st time Homebuyer
|Carmela went above and beyond for our family. Once we toured THE home, Carmela provided valuable tips that led to us purchasing OUR home. Being first time home buyers, Carmela ensured we understood the process every step of the way. We cannot be more thankful for our experience with Carmela. She is smart, savvy and will help make your home dreams come true. She did for us. Thank you Carmela!
|Gary M. - Sherman Oaks, CA - Investment
|I have bought more than 3 properties though Carmela and her understanding of the market combined with her past lending experience is second to none. I feel she is fully dedicated to her job and has the perfect personality to match her experience.
|DeAnna B. - NACA Buyer- Los Angeles, CA Quadruplex
|Carmela is extremely knowledgeable about the home buying process. She was so patient as we submitted several offers over the course of 9 months I was searching for a property. I have already recommended her to several friends looking in the Los Angeles, area. She is also an expert in the NACA process which a lot of seller's agents shy away from. We were able to close in exactly 45 days! Carmela is the BEST!!
|Edward B. - Palmdale, CA homebuyer
|If I could give Carmela ten stars -- I would. After hiring Carmela, two days later she was already showing us around to possible houses. She is more than a realtor, she is a good person. We needed a home for our two kids. Carmela fights for you. And that was single most important quality to us -- since the house search was really are about our future and our family. We purchased our home through NACA, a first-time home buyer program. NACA is very detail-oriented. Carmela was not only intimately familiar with the program, but she knew all the right people to contact within the program. And when we faced hurdles with NACA, she pleaded on our behalf with the seller to not give up on us. She was available 24/7 -- sending us emails at 10pm, because she was still up working on our file. She is smart, professional, and accessible. Not only would I recommend her, but I would go as far to say, it would be foolish to go with any other realtor.
|Marlen S. 1st Time Homebuyer - California
|I’m very grateful that I had Carmela on my side for one of the biggest purchases of my life. Carmela is very knowledgeable, responsive, a great negotiator and a wonderful human being. She walked me through the house buying process step by step and helped me understand everything I was signing. We were able to view all the houses I wanted to see and we put in a winning offer on the first try... I was able to call her with questions at any time of the day and weekends...and also looked out for every opportunity to negotiate in my behalf. In the end I got a very low interest rate thanks to Carmela who negotiated a seller rate buy down as well as a one year home warranty and more. I can tell that Carmela truly cared for me and my well being in my future home. I’m very thankful that we were able to work together. I highly recommend Carmela to everyone who is looking to buy a place.
|Saudia R. - Moreno Valley, CA Single Family homebuyer
|Such a very reliable hard working individual I ever met she gets the job done and get the best for your money I’ll recommend her a million times over!
|Larry C. - Newbury Park, CA - 1st time home owner
|Carmela Jacobs did a phenomenal job to find us our dream house in an area with limited inventory. Great communication, follow-up, and perseverance! We would HIGHLY recommend anyone who's either looking for their dream home or selling. Carmela is professionally out for your best interest.
|Nefra R. - NACA Buyer - Los Angeles, CA - Quadruplex
|My husband and I bought a 4-plex and were blessed to have Carmela by our side the whole way. She carefully guided us through all the ins and outs of the process. This was our 1st time buying a home and Carmela made sure that we fully understood everything. She is someone who truly cares about you and what's best for your family. I can't say enough good things about her. The smartest thing we ever did was putting our trust completely in Carmela during the whole process. I'll break it down into categories below so I don't miss any details: Local Knowledge: With Carmela's guidance we purchased a 4-plex in a very popular up and coming area. Carmela knew exactly what the local rents were and potential money coming into the area. Knowledge of local community and development plans, plus upcoming events such as the Olympics that will bring value and revenue to community. Responsiveness: Carmela was available via cell, text and email around the clock. She would always quickly respond, could answer all my questions and was ALWAYS pleasant. She consistently sent us new properties to check out and there were many times I called her at the crack of dawn. Process Expertise: Carmela walked us through the home buying process from A-Z. She also gave us tips to make our offers stand out, providing examples of intro letters to the seller. Our winning bid had a lot to do with the letter we wrote the seller. The property held a sentimental value to the seller and the letter we wrote touched her. Carmela didn't hesitate and went to bat for us with our lender and convinced the seller to give us more time, after lender denied our loan. She supported us by following up with service providers; lenders, termite co, home inspectors, insurance, etc. Negotiating Skills: Carmela was able to negotiate and get us the WINNING BID against 17 other offers, down to 3 multiple offers, one of our competitors was even an investor with a CASH offer. She then went on to negotiate another vacant unit in addition to the vacant studio in a Rent Control area!!!! She was also able to keep escrow going after the cancellation of out first contract. Carmela is a real-estate genius and kept us 2 steps ahead of the seller at all times and was always thinking outside the box to get us into our dream home. In the end she was able to save us $10k in sellers credits and had the seller pay 2k for our title policy.
|M. Rodriguez - Palm Springs Home Buyer
|It was a pleasure working with Carmela Jacobs. She is very knowledgeable, patient and stays in communication throughout the process. She exceeded our expectations.
|June C. - California Home Seller
|Carmela was truly a pleasure to work with! She helped us sell our investment property quickly and easily even though we live over 100 miles away. She exceeded our expectations and was always there for us when we had a question or concern. We highly recommend her and we'd love to work with her again in the future as soon as an opportunity arises.
|Dianne B. - Ventura, CA - Seller - Downsizing
|Carmela sold my Aunts house. She was amazing. Very thorough, knowledgeable, honest and so helpful. She made everything run so smoothly. She went above and beyond. I’ve dealt with many real estate agents including family members in the business and she was by far the best I’ve ever had dealings with. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a great agent. What an absolute pleasure she was to deal with. Thank you for taking such good care of Sherry. She sold her house within 2 days of it being listed. She’s amazing!
|Francisca F. - NACA Buyer - Long Beach, CA - Triplex
|I am so grateful to have had Carmela at my side through one of the largest purchases of my life. As a first time home buyer, the real estate process, forms, documents and deadlines were often daunting and confusing. Carmela does a great job of guiding, supporting and advocating for her clients, every step of the way. Carmela also looks for every opportunity to negotiate on behalf of her clients. Not only is she sweet, kind and approachable but also a tough and thorough negotiator. In my case, Carmela not only helped obtain a fair price for my HOI but also helped with seller concessions such as credits, additional monies towards repairs, an owners title policy to protect me and an additional warranty which amounted to close to $30,000 in savings, if not more. Carmela is also a great resource, advisor and support, she was on call to take care of anything that came up, listened to me vent, is responsive even when on vacation and was my go to person for vendors, inspectors, and more affordable insurance companies. Carmela also knows when and who, to escalate issues to when they arise. I highly recommend Carmela!! I couldn't imagine this first time home purchase, let alone a purchase of a triplex without her. I am forever and eternally grateful.
|Cheryl C. - Condo - Thousand Oaks, CA - Senior Community
|"Let me share with you an excerpt from a heartfelt appreciation letter I wrote to Ms. Carmela Jacobs a few days after I received the keys to residence: Carmela, Here you are, so successful, selling gorgeous multi-million dollar homes, yet you freely give back to the larger community through serving folks like me, who came across unavoidable lífe obstacles and needing access to a non-profit mortgage lender to purchase a very small, one bedroom little unit. Carmela, you always presented yourself wíth a beautiful blend of high-end class and humility, with genuine approach-ability, respect and just an authentically sweet spirit. You made me feel like I was purchasing a multi-million dollar home. Your skill and expertise as a Real Estate Agent is phenomenal! Your negotiation skills, knowledge and concise articulation, blended so well at those times whích called for pushing hard, and the combination always got results. Yet overall, your communication style, even when firm emphasis was needed, was never without a calm, respectful delivery. What a pro!! Other agents could learn from you. You never, ever spoke a negative word about anyone. To the contrary, you offered balance toward the other, even when they were not there to hear. You just kept clothed in Integrity, diligently working hard toward the mark. Never once, did you not return an email, call or text. To summarize, Carmela, you are a truly outstanding Real Estate Agent! You operate your own successful company, selling high-end multimillionaire dollar homes, and yet offer your personal expertise without respect to socio-economic status. You present yourself at all times wíth a respectful decorum, with knowledge and skill wrapped ín experience and tied with professionalism. You are genuinely approachable and humble, yet are quite savvy and formidable in your emphatic artículatíon of facts when called for and patiently stand strong in truth, with poise. You were like a close friend, whom I could trust..."
|G. Malinowski - Newbury Park, CA - Short Sale Home purchase
|Excellent Real Estate Broker. Carmela is the most knowledgeable broker I've ever worked with and she makes the purchasing process seamless.
|Preciado Family - NACA BUYER - Sylmar, CA - Duplex
|Carmela, Thank you for all your hard work and for helping us accomplish our dream of becoming home owners. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, may God bless you!
|Maria and Natalie - Long Beach, CA homebuyer's.
|NACA referred us to our real estate agent Carmela Jacobs. She really understood the process and went above and beyond to help us find a home and navigate the purchase process. She really was a godsend. She was patient with us and worked with our busy schedules. There was one day where she put up with us to see 11 homes. She also worked with us through the entire purchasing process. We couldn't have had a better person in our corner.
|Maryam T. - Simi Valley, CA - starter townhome buyer
|Carmela is a knowledgeable, kind and patient realtor who made our dream come true by helping us buy our first house. She helped us overcome many obstacles in the process, and to stay focused on our goal. I would highly recommend Carmela and her company to anyone looking to purchase or sell a house.
|Robin S. - Dos Vientos, CA - VENTURA County
|Hi Carmela, Thank you for all of your assistance with Via Olas. You were outstanding! If we had friends we would recommend you! So you will have to settle for recommendations to random strangers. In addition, we wanted to thank you for your thoughtfulness.
|C. Sontay - Canoga Park, CA - Investor
|Thanks to Carmela, I had my homeownership dream come true.
|Martinez Family - Valley Glen, CA - Seller
|Carmela, You have always been there for our family from selling our starter home, to up-sizing to our dream home, to downsizing as empty nesters and finally :(... Thank you for helping us negotiate our short sale with our bank. May God bless all you do; we can finally sleep at night.
|Esther L. - San Diego, CA
|Thank you Carmela, I appreciate your ethical approach to your work.
|Ms. Cano - Pico Rivera, CA Home-buyer
|WOW!!! Carmela, I am glad there are people like you, actually trying to help people in need rather then scam them! YOU ROCK! My brother-in-law wants to buy a house; I gave him your number. You are the best Realtor in the world!!!
|A. De La Torre - North Hollywood - Home Seller and Buyer
|Dear Carmela, We love our home! Thank you for your patience and guidence through the sale of our former home and purchase of our dream home. Throughout the years you’ve always been there for our Real Estate needs. We appreciate all your advice about real estate, loans and life in general. Bless you! Know that you’re always welcomed in our home. P.S. Coco came back from the Vet, the backyard is great for him.
|Laura S. - La Puente, CA Home Seller
|My home sold in one day, enough said.
|De Leon Family - Buena Park, CA - Relocation due to Eminent Domain
|We were so sad when the city informed us that we needed to move due to eminent domain taking over our home. Thank you for being our HERO and for finding us a better home with a pool! We will think of you as we enjoy the pool this summer.
|Antonio J. - Boyle Heights, CA
|Carmela, I truly appreciate you making my homeownership dream possible. As a first time buyer I felt secure with you by my side helping me throughout the process. See you at our house warming party.
A Cornerstone of Integrity & Professional Drive for Results! Carmela is an ethical California Real Estate Broker with a strong work ethic, determination & a record of delivering exceptional results.