Managing Broker, EWM-Las Olas
Get to know Caroline Carrara
Caroline Carrara, Managing Broker of Esslinger Wooten Maxwell's (EWM) Las Olas branch in Fort Lauderdale, has enjoyed more than six successful years of real estate management. Her forty+ agents are involved in residential and commercial real estate sales and leasing in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Previously the Assistant Sales Manager to Norby Machado of EWM's Miami Beach office, Caroline joined the EWM team in June 2006 with two years of experience in a supervisory role, managing and motivating real estate agents. "I joined EWM because of its above-board tremendous reputation in the area and the industry."
Prior to her real estate career, Caroline managed boutique hotels in Miami Beach for more than ten years. On Miami Beach, she was heavily involved in its Chamber of Commerce, Entertainment and Hospitality Committees and the South Beach Hotel and Restaurant Association. "I loved rolling up my sleeves and digging into all Miami Beach had to offer. Having lived in Europe, Central America and New York, I related to people from all over the world who came to claim their corner of our incredible sunshine."
Being the manager at the EWM Las Olas office affords Caroline many networking opportunities. She continues her community affiliations by attending chamber events and project launches. She now serves as the Chair of the East of Himmarshee Committee and is serving a second year on the Board for the Las Olas Association (an organization whose purpose is to promote and publicize East Las Olas Boulevard as a shopping area and establish its place and status in the community of Fort Lauderdale, as well as encourage such civic functions and social and cultural events.) Caroline is proud that this organization "encourages the maintenance of high business standards" which parallels EWM's philosophy and practice. This Association also encourages "a spirit of cooperation among its members as well as compiles and distributes business information to its members for their benefit." This supports her role at EWM Realtors - to ensure that EWM's Las Olas office, through Caroline, is well-represented in the community where it is centrally located and her agents conduct business.
Caroline is also a member of Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale (RAGFL) where she was inducted into the International Real Estate Council and its subcommittee for The International Women's Day Event. "I want to establish a strong presence of our company at our local board. It is important to support our Board of Realtors, and through the International Real Estate Council, I have enjoyed meeting agents who, like me, come from all over the world and serve in the Real Estate industry." She is also honored to be invited to participate in the RAGFL 2010 Leadership Academy and a member of the WCR, Women's Council of Realtors.
As a resident of South Florida since 1994, Caroline has had the opportunity to watch the real estate market and skyline evolve and develop into what it is today. "I have had the opportunity to work in New York City, Miami and Nicaragua, all during times of tremendous growth and change." This laid a solid foundation for Caroline's career in Real Estate Management in South Florida.
The South Florida lifestyle suits Caroline for both work and play. It is the perfect backdrop in which to raise her young son, who loves the warm, balmy breezes and white sandy beaches. He has lots of friends, is involved in karate and all types of outdoor activities.
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Since 1964, Esslinger • Wooten • Maxwell, Inc., Realtors®, better known as "EWM Realtors®", is part of a larger family of affiliated companies: HomeServices Lending, EWM Title, and EWM Insurance. EWM has 10 offices and 650+ associates and employees in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. We all share a love of life in South Florida and are dedicated to improving the fine reputation established by our founders, Anna Mae Esslinger, Dodie Wooten, and Arline Maxwell.
EWM's full-service capabilities extend beyond residential real estate to include commercial and business brokerage, relocation (individual to corporate groups), and a development services division that works with developers of new condominium projects in the complex sales and marketing process of bringing a project to life. Offering a complete line services, EWM will take you from searching to closing with the confidence that comes from working with trusted professionals. Understanding and meeting the needs of new residents and their families is a hallmark of our service and our success. We never forget, our company was built one deal at a time.
Widely regarded as the leader in market knowledge and personal service in South Florida real estate, in 2003, EWM became a part of the HomeServices of America, Inc.TM family and extended our mortgage outreach with an affiliation with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.