CAROL WOLFE of Rodeo Realty Talks to Ventura Blvd Magazine


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An icon in San Fernando Valley real estate, broker associate Carol Wolfe’s slogan is “Nobody Does it Better.” For more than four decades she has been striving to provide real estate clients with an unparalleled level of service—based on integrity, honesty and a commitment to excellence. She is a licensed broker, a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), e-Pro, Architectural Specialist and Certified Negotiator. Carol specializes in properties throughout the San Fernando Valley, especially Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Tarzana, Woodland Hills and Calabasas.

In 2015 Carol had another record-breaking year, once again ranking among the top agents at Rodeo Realty and the #1 agent for Rodeo Realty throughout the San Fernando Valley. Carol and Rodeo Realty are associated with the largest recognized luxury networks, and these affiliations position Carol as a luxury leader for marketing high-end properties internationally. With the ability to specifically target exclusive Asian and European markets, Carol and Rodeo Realty utilize the latest technology and resources to increase global exposure.

Carol is an active member of the Encino Chamber of Commerce and supports the local community. She and her husband, Bruce, a real estate developer, have two children: daughter, Alex, who works with Carol, and son, Adam, a computer consultant. When she’s not working, Carol enjoys traveling and spending time with her two grandchildren: David, 5, and Eden, 3.

What does it take to be the best in the real estate business?

“What I bring to the table is outstanding client representation, detailed market knowledge and high-tech marketing solutions. I have always been on the cutting edge of technology. I am very good at negotiating the best price for my clients and great at problem-solving. Another thing that makes me successful is the great relationships I have with other REALTORS®. I’m known to be very cooperative and easy to work with.”

What’s one trend that is defining the real estate industry today?

“Transactions have gotten more complex over the years, and there are often many difficulties. Many of my clients have expressed a desire to work with me because they trust that things will be handled with expertise and the utmost professionalism. My clients often include referrals from business managers, attorneys, CPAs, real estate agents and past clients.” 

What’s most rewarding about your work?

“The many friendships I’ve made. To have clients thank me in the end for a job well done and refer me to their friends and families is the best reward. It’s extremely rewarding to work with my clients, gain their trust, guide them through one of the most important transactions of their life and deliver beyond expectations.”

Carol’s 2015 sales included two Royal Oaks estates for $4.5 and $5.5 million, two Tarzana estates—one of them an NBA basketball player’s—for $2.75 million each, and a Royal Oaks Colony estate for $2.7 million.

What would you like potential clients to know about you?

“I will take good care of them; they have chosen the best agent in the area. I will work relentlessly to make sure my clients get the best possible results.”

Tell us what your clients are saying about you.

“One example is Robert Bluman, an agent who used to work in Encino for more than 32 years. He retired and moved out of state, and when it came to selling his own property he chose me over all the agents he knew and worked with. He said, ‘Having recently retired as a Los Angeles area residential and commercial real estate broker after 32 years in the business, I had the opportunity to work with many, many real estate professionals. The incredible quality of the job that you did on the sale of this property was probably one of the finest and easiest transactions that I have ever encountered in my life.’

Howard Borris, a business manager who handles celebrities and high net worth individuals, said, ‘I have closed literally hundreds of real estate purchases, sales and trades. I can honestly say that your participation in any deal adds great dimension, efficacy and technical skills too few brokers possess.’

Brad Stone, a commercial real estate agent, said, ‘Not only did you achieve what you hoped to do, your negotiation skills proved to be an outstanding advantage to the end result.’

Another retired agent, Rebecca Uzemeck, said, ‘When you first listed our home I told my husband it would take 3–6 months. But you did it in 30 days from start to finish. We are extremely grateful, and our experience with you and your staff was above all our expectations.’

And attorneys Stephen Monroe and Linda Monroe said, ‘As professionals ourselves, we recognize the importance of experience and professional service, prompt and timely action, and efficiency. We could not have asked for more.’”

Article courtesy of Ventura Blvd. Magazine