To thrive in Florida’s luxury/coastal real estate market, it pays to be imbedded in the community, love the lifestyle and understand every aspect of the process. That’s Bridget and Carolyn’s recipe for success.
One day they’re looking at a new home from the buyer’s viewpoint, and the next day they’re seeing the world through the seller’s lens. Bridget and Carolyn have spent the last 15 years viewing the industry from both sides of the equation. Their experience as designers, custom homebuilders and community sales partners are assets you want behind you. Independently, they have built, bought, designed and closed tens of millions of dollars worth of beachside, oceanfront, waterfront and high-end luxury dwellings. Together, they are raising the bar on enthusiasm, success and customer satisfaction.
It’s rare to find two people under the same roof who feed off each other with such genuine respect. The synergy of their minds and commitment to their customers keeps the buying/selling process on a smooth track right up to closing. Once you’ve made the decision to work with them, it’s truly comforting to rely on people who can help you avoid the hiccups and delays that are so often part of the process.
Your first step is to sit down with Bridget and Carolyn so they can get to know you, your family, and your every day wants and needs. You can lean on them for everything from price point to paperwork concerns to interior design. Take a look at their bios and then put these two seasoned professionals on your lifelong real estate team. Whether you’re listing your home or planting your roots in the community, Bridget and Carolyn are two people you will absolutely enjoy working with.
About Carolyn Smith:
Carolyn grew up on the beaches and barrier islands of South Brevard County and lived the dream early. She understands full well why people want to move here and plant roots forever. After achieving her B.S. in Finance from the University of South Florida she did what Finance graduates do and trekked successfully up the corporate ladder…but knew inside she wasn’t following her heart.
So, Carolyn and a partner started a custom home building company in South Florida and for 15 years, learned about the wants and needs of luxury homebuyers and how to work with contractors, mortgage companies and the rest of the human tapestry in the Real Estate industry. But, the final piece missing in the equation was that she still didn’t live in Brevard County.
So after the birth of her children, she and her husband decided to move back to Brevard permanently – so her children could grow up in the same wholesome, healthy, outdoorsy environment in which she grew up. The commitment was real because she moved back here during the absolute worst Real Estate market in county history – the crash of 2008. But, the best perform when they need to most and she prospered and became one of the top Real Estate Producers in the area. Carolyn attributes her success during that time to her sincere passion for matching people with the properties they will call home; her meticulous attention to detail and thorough understanding of the complexities involved in the process – all synergized by her love and respect for the communities in which she serves.
Whether you are buying or selling, like Bridget her partner, you will have in Carolyn, a person who will listen to you, put your needs first, and work tirelessly, ethically and aggressively on your behalf. Just call the Coastal Estate Team and you’re already on the right track.
About Bridget Sentz:
After growing up in the small town of West Islip on the South Shore of Long Island in New York, Bridget continued her education, graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. She then headed to Wall Street, obtaining her Series 7 and Blue-Sky licenses. She worked on Wall Street for several years in sales, focusing on mortgage backed securities in the secondary market.
Bridget left Wall Street behind in 1987 after her husband was transferred to Florida by his employer, Northrop Grumman. Since that time, she and her husband have called Satellite Beach home, enjoying waterfront living on the weekends and outdoor Florida sunshine all year around.
Whether working with buyers or sellers, Bridget’s 10 years of “new construction” sales experience, combined with her knowledge of the local market and the communities within, allows her to fully guide her clients in the right direction based upon their needs. Completely dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, Bridget’s specialty, like her partner Carolyn, is listening to what her customers really want and ensuring they get it. As her clients’ greatest advocate, she always keeps their interests top of mind. Bridget also excels at the negotiating table, navigating even the most challenging situations with grace and ease.
Bridget’s attention to detail and follow up will ensure that you always feel confident and knowledgeable throughout the entire real estate process. Bridget embodies what it means to love what you do and understands that her clients’ happiness is what brings about the best relationships as well as repeat business in the future. Whether you are looking to buy or sell and want first class service, just call the Coastal Estate Team and you’re already on the right track.
|Kim E. and Andreas G. Client, Buyer|
|"I can't say enough great things about everyone that is part of the Coastal Estate Team!! We were relocating from North Carolina to Melbourne and didn't know anything about the city. We weren't sure when we were going to buy since we still had a house in NC but Carolyn still took the time to drive us around all the parts to find out what we liked since Melbourne is so vast. When we were ready to buy the process was a breeze - Carolyn hand selected each property and we ended up with EXACTLY what we wanted and within out budget! She even noticed right before our closing that something was wrong on our HUD and had it fixed - saving us thousands of dollars. Carolyn is extremely detailed, very responsive and by far the best realtor I've ever worked with. When she had a prior engagement once my husband was able to meet with her partner, Bridget, who he said was just as great. We also worked with Jen, who works from the office and she was wonderful and very responsive as well. My husband and I highly recommend the Coastal Estate Team!"|
|Nicholas G. Client, Buyer|
|“I NEVER WRITE REVIEWS so take this one seriously! As a first time home buyer I was not sure what I was getting into. I originally chose a realtor who was a family friend and that ended in a mess. One of the worst experiences of my life. I could not understand how people buy houses with all the stress involved. I was ready to give up and just rent, thats when I met Bridget Sentz. When I met Bridget Sentz I was hesitant about looking for a house again after all the headaches and stress I underwent. I told Bridget about my experience and she assured me things would be different. I told her what my style, price range, and desired square footage was and right away she went to work. It took maybe a week before I found "THE HOUSE". The second I walked in I knew it was the right one. I was NOT shown thousands of houses that I hated. My time was valued and not wasted. When walking into a house I wasn't fond of she knew my thoughts immediately and did not attempt to guilt me into a purchase as some realtors do. Once the house was found she went to work for me again. My house was listed at 275k I bought it for 248k. Enough said, negotiation skills impeccable! Her team made everything so easy for me that buying a house went from the most stressful experience of my life to one of the happiest, 180 degree change! In my line of work when you do something you have to do it right the first time or the consequences are unimaginable. A house is a life long investment. If you are going to buy one do it right and get the best, Bridget Sentz. If your experience is half as good as mine was you will be happy with your choice. Good luck!”|
|Dallas and Heidi L. Client, Seller|
|“Carolyn and Bridget handled every aspect of the listing and sale of our home to our complete satisfaction! They were prompt for every face to face meeting from the listing of the property thru the property closing. When my wife, Heidi, or I needed anything they were more than glad to respond. Their advice and guidance were very much appreciated and made us very comfortable with the transaction. Jen Conrad, their office coordinator/assistant, was also helpful to us. We were always kept informed about the status of all aspects of the transaction. Every showing of the property was scheduled in advance and took place as scheduled. If we made a request for assistance for repair items we wanted to have accomplished, they were prompt in contacting the applicable company and having it handled immediately.”|
|David and Tyann F. Client, Buyer|
|“Working with Carolyn and Bridget was like working with family. They worked day and night to find the exact right home for us. They listened to our wants and tailored our home visits to our exact specifications. We felt that we could contact them on any day or at any hour with any type of questions, and we always got answers without delay. They even provided help for us to find every type of assistance we needed during our relocation. They even were a step ahead of us on some issues and sent information before we asked for it. You can NOT go wrong working with these two ladies. Our transactions were flawless.”|
|Janice D. Client, Buyer|
|“These two women listen to what you are looking for and they go out and find you EXACTLY what you want! They are great for buyers who are out of town. Very helpful getting information to you in a timely manner. Work with title agency to ensure that all paperwork is filed correctly.”|
|Frank W. Client, Buyer|
|“Carolyn, Bridget and Jen were the best. Their patience in helping me find a home was only out done by their professionalism and knowledge. They explained the different areas I was looking in, assisted in financing, and even recommended home inspectors and handymen to get my townhouse looking great. They made everything I needed to do very simple. These 3 are a great team and you would be remiss if you didn’t contact them if interested in the Indialantic area. They were simply fantastic.”|
|Leslie M. Client, Buyer:|
|“Amazing experience with Bridget, Carolyn, and Jen. I would highly recommend them for their attention to detail and ability to get it done! They helped us to get our dream home and we couldn’t be happier.”|
|D. Wood Client, Buyer:|
|“We have bought and sold several homes in FL during our 30 yrs of marriage, and how I wish we had found Carolyn Smith and her team sooner. They are not only knowledgable and hard-working, but also kind. Everyone on the team went out of their way to do anything necessary to make our experience easier and better. The service provided was above and beyond my expectations. Response time for any information was always minutes, not hours or days like some agents we have worked with in the past. These are full time professionals who work FOR you every hour of the day and night if necessary. There was a home we were interested in that came back on the market after we had given up on it and Carolyn emailed us at 7:30 am on EASTER Sunday !!! Where do you find service like that? Anyone looking for an agent in their service area can stop looking.”|
|Tom M. Client, Buyer:|
|“Carolyn Smith helped my son purchase the house that we are living in now. The time frame on this deal was very tight to get financing set up and to negotiate the winning bid for the house against 5 other bidders. It was so good that one month later one of the other bidders offered a 10% over the selling price to resale to them. Carolyn and Bridget are a great team and very professional in all that they do.”|
|D. Roman Client, Buyer:|
|“Carolyn and Bridget were amazing! Super knowledgeable and were always there to answer our questions. There was never a time we felt alone through our home buying process. They always worked on our behalf and ensured we got the best deal out there! We have and will continue to refer them to friends and family!!!!”|
|Vicki H. Client, Buyer:|
|“We worked with the Coastal Estate team last November in Melbourne Beach Florida. We spent close to an entire week with both Bridget and Carolyn viewing properties. They were knowledgeable and helpful beyond words.Their professionalism shined through when we placed an offer on a property that they quickly realized had legal problems associated with it and we were able to withdraw the offer without any problem. Although disappointed ,we are extremely grateful for their insight because not long after, a property came on the market which in a matter of days was ours. They are terrific.”|
|A. Luqman Client, Buyer:|
|“Carolyn and Bridget helped us find and buy a condo in May 2013 and I highly recommend them. They are very knowledgable and were very attentive to our needs and preferences. We never felt pressured and it was obvious that they both were looking after our interest and wanted to make sure we bought the right place for us. Even after contract was accepted, they provided a great deal of support in the transition process. They are also very personable and a joy to deal with. They were always available to answer our questions day or night. We would go no where else for real estate advice in this area.”|
|Marilyn T. Client, Buyer:|
|“We came to know of this real estate team while searching on the internet for a home in Florida (relocating from CNY). Their response was immediate and we quickly developed a nice long distance email relationship. Six months later we were living in our dream home in Melbourne Beach. This would not have been possible without this team’s responsiveness and caring professionalism. Being natives of Florida, they know the area well and know their business equally well. They had the ability to sift through the many listings we would send their way with a keen eye – pointing out why a home might not be right for us (including a home that would have car lights shining in our window each night)! We visited 38 homes in a two week timeframe and the rest is history. Their advice during the offer stage was right-on and their follow-up throughout closing was impeccable. They even had great resources to refer us to for mortgage and insurance needs. It was a real pleasure working with this team as they are very patient, friendly, knowledgeable and intuitive. Should we ever decide to move, we know who we’ll call on for help!”|
|Robert S. Client, Buyer and Seller:|
|“I refer to Bridget and Carolyn as the Dynamic Duo. They were energetic, communicative, and relentless, all with extreme attention to detail. Their preparation behind the scenes and prior to the property going on the market resulted in our home receiving several full price offers on the first day it went on the market. They are the best.”|
|Hank M. Client, Buyer:|
|“If you want someone that has your best interests in mind, then engage Carolyn and Bridget. Their knowledge of the area and entire process made everything go easily even when unexpected issues arose. This was my 6th purchase and I was definitely impressed with their level of service.”|
|Candy A. Client, Seller:|
|“In 2010, we walked into the Real Estate office and lucked out by getting Carolyn to help us! She found us exactly what we wanted. She helped us with local info and details we needed to know moving from up north. Three years later, we called Carolyn to list our place and got a bonus two-for-one with Bridget!! They are energetic, efficient, and easy to work with! They are helping our good friends from up north find a home in our area now!!!”|
|Amanda A. Client, Buyer:|
|“Thank you so much for all of your help in finding us our first home! From going to see multiple homes to answering our million and two questions, you were always so positive and patient! We are so grateful to have had you as our Realtor and will gladly recommend you to all of our friends!”|
|Gretchen H. Client, Buyer:|
|“We were limited in time looking for a home because we had sold our home and closing date was quickly approaching. Bridget listened to our wish list carefully and showed us this home. We are so pleased with it. I would work with team again if I needed to sell this home.”|
|Angela W. Client, Buyer:|
|“I have been working with Carolyn for years. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable and on top of the pulse of the market, but I have never met a realtor with a stronger work ethic. She has always looked out for our best interest while searching for our home. She goes above and beyond, time and time again. I am thankful to have found her!”|
|Marley and Chris H. Client, Buyer:|
|“What a pleasure it was to work with Bridget and Carolyn on our home search and eventual purchase! We spent a great deal of time searching for the right home and Bridget and Carolyn made sure we saw every home that could potentially meet our needs, even a few before they went on the market! Once we found the right home, they assisted us with some tough negotiations and guided us every step of the way. We cannot thank them enough for their help with the purchase of our new home and we would most definitely give them a 5-star recommendation!”|
|Bill and Allie M. Client, Buyer:|
|“Carolyn and Bridget are a great team with whom to work. Super responsive to even the littlest of questions and concerns. Carolyn really goes to bat with everyone for you to get you the best deal on everything from insurance to selling price. Carolyn has superior knowledge on vendors in the area for any work that needs to be done before or after the sale. She continues to be a wealth of knowledge for us and a good friend!”|
|Marcus C. Client, Seller:|
|“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the great job you did in selling my home. If you recall, I was a bit hesitant to list my home for sale due to tough market conditions. I was impressed with your thorough marketing presentation for my home, which in large part eliminated my initial concerns. You were certainly proved correct as we had 10 showing on my home within a 3 week period and an offer within six weeks! I will be making a career change shortly, and I can’t express my relief in having sold my home for the price I needed. Thank you for making the entire process so easy. Your involvement from beginning to end was much appreciated. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family!”|
|Steven V. Client, Buyer/Seller:|
|“Ms. Bridget Sentz has represented me in the purchase and sale of multiple homes over the last four years. Ms. Sentz is definitely results oriented. She attends to details, responds promptly to customer concerns, delivers unwavering loyalty to her clients, handles her transactions with the utmost honesty, takes a proactive position, and commits herself to closing the deal to favor the best interests of her valued client. Ms. Sentz is uncompromising in her dedication to deliver excellence in customer service. I highly recommend Ms. Bridget Sentz to anyone wishing to purchase or sale their home. The customer’s satisfaction is Ms. Sentz passion. Don’t settle for less. You deserve the BEST… Bridget Sentz!!!”|
|Deborah S. Client, Buyer:|
|“Bridget is the most responsive, patient, and reliable Realtor we have ever worked with and we have moved a lot! Her no pressure approach and excellent listening skills made the process smooth and painless for our move from Maryland to Florida. We love our new home. She also did an outstanding job of marketing, listing, pricing, and selling my mom’s home within 15 days at the busiest holiday time of year and finding the perfect buyer. She is a true professional in every sense of the word. We will always recommend her to anyone we know who is looking to buy or sell.”|
|Jana P. Client, Buyer:|
|“Neal and I wanted to thank you both for all of your help with our house purchase. From the first, both of you did an exceptional job of listening to us and figuring out what we were looking for in our retirement home. Carolyn was super-patient as we toured something like 15 houses over one weekend (we made a special trip from Washington DC over a weekend in October). During that weekend, when we learned of a house that was for sale, but not listed, Carolyn jumped into action and we were able to look at the house before we returning home. To make a long story short, we loved that house. My husband and I had some uncertainties at first about the house, but both of you gathered information and provided counsel that helped us make the decision to buy it. It was definitely the right decision. Now that we have been in the house over two months, it really is the perfect house for us. Calling you for help with our home search was one of the smartest things we have ever done. You two are wonderful ladies — smart, kind and endlessly cheerful. Both of you put in hard work to make the long-distance purchase transaction work. There were quite a few challenges, but you helped us work through them easily by phone and email. It was a job very well done! We very much appreciate all your work, and we value your friendship, too! Many thanks!”|
|Daniel H. Client, Buyer:|
|“Carolyn is the best realtor I have dealt with – and I have worked with 7 others over the years on various real estate transactions. Carolyn helped us purchase 2 properties in the Melbourne Beach area in the last 2 years – both with bank financing, a number of fixes on the properties to be completed before closing by the sellers and very tight deadlines. Carolyn fully understood our needs when we were selecting the properties and then put a lot of effort to keep everything on track to a successful closing. She is a top real estate professional and extremely client focused. We are strongly recommending Carolyn to all our friends who buy and sell properties in the area – she is the best!”|
|E. Joiner Client, Seller:|
|“We used Carolyn to sell our Melbourne Beach home and then, two years later, purchase a 2nd home. The market being what it was, we knew we wouldn’t get our investment back, but wanted to at least get a fair price for our home. Carolyn helped us come up with a reasonable asking price and, though we received several offers from people assuming we were in a desperate situation, Carolyn was able to weed out the people just looking for a steal and bring in a qualified buyer at our asking price. She was professional, energetic and definitely knows her market. When we decided to purchase a 2nd home in the same area, there was no question who we would call.”|
|Phil J. Client, Buyer:|
|“Working with Carolyn was a truly wonderful experience. She is fully competent and professional, always returning calls immediately and taking her time on evenings and weekends to show me houses. Also, she knows the local market very well- something that makes a tremendous difference. She made the entire process easy and fun. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone buying or selling.”|
|Marivi W. Client, Buyer:|
|“Working with Carolyn was like working with a true friend. She was patient, understanding and we never felt pushed. She got to know us and understand our very special needs. She really looked out for us even when it may not have been to her advantage. She is a local and really knows the area but, she also knows about building structures and the nuts and bolts of a house. Anyone in Brevard County that needs a Realtor for one of the most important decisions one will ever make should contact Carolyn!”|
|Rod N. Client, Buyer:|
|“I have worked in Real Estate Investments for over 30 years & Carolyn is one of the few Realtors I can honestly recommend without hesitation. I have done several deals with Carolyn since moving down to Brevard County, including the purchase of my primary residence. Some of the deals have been very complicated short sales that would have never closed without her expertise, integrity, tenacity, & patience. Carolyn is a great Realtor that is very knowledgeable about everything related to Real Estate.”|
Find out what Twice the Excellence truly means! Contact us today to learn how the Coastal Estate Team can provide you with superior service. We love real estate - and it shows!