I serve lovely Lakewood Ranch, Florida. And I always welcome your referrals!!
Get to know Carol Marra
Attention agents - I love your referrals!
Baby Boomers are retiring at a rate of about 1000 per day and Florida will be the recipient of many of these retirees. Recently the population of Florida exceeded the population of New York State! Sarasota/Bradenton was ranked one of the best places to retire in the US. Portfolio.com named Bradenton-Sarasota the most popular retirement destination in the United States. Drawn to our area due to modest home prices, warm winters and fantastic amenities these retirees are seeking an active lifestyle and our moderate temperatures afford them the luxury of enjoying the outdoors during the winter months. Don't miss out on great home prices and low interest rates.
Homes are still affordable here and now is truly a great time to buy!
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CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
Only 4% of REALTORS® nationwide have this designation because of the extensive course work and experience that are needed to attain it. It is considered to be the "Cadillac" of REALTOR® designations and you have to have a certain level of production and years of service to earn it. I'm proud to have held this designation for over 10 years.
The CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that real estate professionals have the knowledge, experience, and unique skills to meet their needs. Members of CLHMS have documented performance in the TOP 10% of their residential markets and have successfully demonstrated their expertise in the luxury home and estate market.
I am an e-PRO (What is that?!)
e-PRO® Internet Professionals are REALTORS® who completed a rigorous certification program endorsed by the prestigious NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR). REALTOR e-PRO® Certification means the real estate professional is prepared to employ the latest Internet marketing techniques and services for your benefit. So why not choose a REALTOR® committed to using the Internet with skill, integrity, and professionalism?
Expect the best - use an e-PRO!
Testimonials for Carol Marra
Another Happy Home Seller says...04/26/2019
Carol did an exemplary job in selling my home; I’ve never had an agent who worked harder. The pictures on the web site were great and the listing was available to buyers within a couple of days. She answered emails and phone calls in a very timely manner and she knew what she was talking about. She’s very pleasant and personable and very easy to deal with. The house sold within two weeks. She is very patient and helped me deal with a difficult and picky buyer.
Mike and Janis Egan06/04/2018
I highly recommend Carol Marra as a broker, if I had to use one word it would be “Outstanding”. Several months ago my wife and I started working with Carol in the Bradenton area and another broker further south in the Venice area. Both brokers over a few months sent us listing in each area. My wife and I picked the properties we wanted to see in both areas and made the trip from NY to do so. We found the properties in Bradenton far better for what we wanted. We settled on River Strand in Heritage Harbor. The complex offered us golf, pools, beautiful clubhouse, very nice people, walking trails, great value, awesome beaches, area shopping & restaurants and so much more. There was no comparison in value between the two areas. This would not of been possible without the hard work of Carol in finding what we wanted. The next step was the contract, inspection and closing. We were able to do all of this remotely thanks to Carol. Whatever we needed Carol took care of. The whole process could not of been any simpler. Anytime I had a question Carol provided quick responses. Bottom line, if you want a very dedicated broker who cares and I stress who cares Carol is the broker you want. We have been here several months and truly love it, all of visitors are so impressed by what we have here. Thank you Carol!
Carol is extremely thorough and has a great “feel” for the community. She seems to love her work, is always available for questions/concerns, and is actively involved in all phases. She was present for the entire home inspection. She has a great eye and does a “magical” job of staging a home. Her photographer is ‘top shelf.” After seeing the video he created, I thought I wanted to stay in my home! But I didn’t, it sold in about 9 days!
I chose Carol Marra to list my house after extensive research of area realtors. After our first meeting it was clear I had made the right choice based on her knowledge and preparation.
Considering I would be living a thousand miles away from my vacant home, I needed to trust the person to always be focused on my best interest. Carol fit that bill perfectly. I never needed to call Carol as I received regular phone calls, texts, and emails that kept me well informed and never questioning what was happening. Beyond the great communication I was always comforted by the regular contact from Carol while she was at my house. On more than one occasion she was able to inform me of a need for my house before it became critical.
Carol worked hard and communicated well, exactly what I needed. It also didn't hurt she sold the house in less than two weeks for significantly more than I expected to receive.
Dr. Stephen D. Borys01/01/2014
Dr. Stephen D. Borys
I would like to express my sincere appreciation for all your help with the purchase of our home in Heritage Harbour. We were impressed with both the professionalism and personal attention we were afforded in all our dealings with you and your agency. Certainly, if we know of any friends or colleagues moving to or from the Sarasota-Bradenton area, we will be sure to offer your name and company with the highest recommendations.
Thank you again for helping in so many ways with this important life experience.
Dr. Stephen D. Borys
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