Carrie Benuska represented my brother, sister, and me in the sale of our family’s San Marino home in 2012. Simply put, she did a terrific job.
Carrie gave excellent advice on how to prepare the house for market and was able to recommend quality contractors to do required work. She is well connected in the San Mario real estate community and, along with her colleagues at Teles Properties, put together a successful sales brochure and outreach campaign. She effectively outlined the advantages and disadvantages of different pricing strategies and helped us choose the approach that we were most comfortable with. She personally showed the house to prospective buyers and agents.
The results were outstanding. We receive a very large number of offers within a week of putting the house on the market and closed 30 days later at a price that my brother, sister, and I were extremely pleased with.
Carrie made the entire process go as smoothly as once can expect. She is very personable and easy to work with. She gives well-informed advice, but is flexible. She is skilled at moderating the disagreements that can arise among sellers and between sellers and buyers during the selling process.
Carrie was our advocate and maintained high ethical standards. When faced with situations in which she could be perceived as having conflicting incentives, she took actions that made it clear that she put our interests first.
I recommend Carrie as a real estate agent without reservation.
Lloyd S. Dixon Culver City, CA
I can't tell you how blessed my family and I are to have you in our life. I have never in my career had someone who really made me feel so special when purchasing a home. I know San Marino will be a perfect place for my family to live. However, the fact that you really focused more on my family than the sale of the house shows me what a quality person you are and how lucky we are to have you in our life. The attention to detail, to find exactly what my wife and I are looking for is unmatched! We are very happy with the the house you found for us to lease, while we find the right house to purchase in the future.
I want you to know when someone goes out of their way for my family, I take notice! Your willingness to meet my daughter the first day of school, show my family around San Marino and your courteous and polite attitude is very much appreciated. I look forward to working with you professionally and getting to know you more personally, as I have much respect for you and what you represent.
Chairman, President of a multi-million dollar clothing manufacturer
I recently purchased a home in San Gabriel through Carrie Benuska, associated with Coldwell Banker. I was highly impressed with Carrie's dedicated service towards my personal needs while finding the perfect home for myself and two children. Carrie guided me through the entire process, from loan pre- qualification, searching for houses to making the offer and closing the deal. She handled the whole transaction with the utmost professionalism and integrity. I credit Carrie with a smooth, troublesome free home buying experience.
I highly recommend Carrie Benuska to sellers and buyers alike. Carrie is very knowledgeable, accessible, personable and dedicated to the client. She stands above the crowd in her profession.
I am nothing but pleased with Carrie and the standards she used with me are the highest in the real estate industry.
I did a photo shoot with the fabulous photographer, Jen O'Sullivan, as I started business on my own at Coldwell Banker Pasadena. She wrote about me on her website:
Carrie Benuska is a local Realtor who specializes in the city of San Marino. Unlike most Real Estate Agents, Carrie decided to get her photo taken by someone other than the passport people. She looked around at several professional photographers and landed on me. I find it odd, the very people who rely on their photo to draw people in end up using the most boring photo or even worse, a head shot they had taken over 20 years ago. To be honest, if someone showed up looking 20 years older than what I expected my immediate reaction would be “bate and switch” and I would not do business with them. What a waste of time for both of us! Carrie is different: honest, sincere, and most of all so much fun! We had such a great time walking the grounds of Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena.
For the whole article, go to http://jenosullivan.com/2010/01/carrie-benuska/