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Designations

NAR's Green Designation (GREEN), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

More about Carmen Dixon

The question most frequently asked of me as a SoCal realtor/real estate advisor is, "How's the market?" That question always excites me because it's best answered in conversation. The second most frequently asked question of me is, "What makes you good at real estate?" Let me answer that one right now so that you know how my background and acquired skills set me apart from others.

Working smart to get outstanding results is in my DNA. Raised by my mother and grandmother in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., I was the first in my family to attend college. I graduated from Yale University, with a B.A. in Economics, a steely work ethic, strong research and analytical abilities, and expert listening skills. That experience first led me to a career in finance. Loved the analysis, but it was way too far removed from directly helping people in ways that improved their lives. Becoming an ABC news producer was a better fit. My 10 years as a three-time Emmy Award-winning Los Angeles based news producer, for both local and network news, taught me the importance of precision, engaging wisdom to adapt to changing circumstances in real time, and to examine every angle before going into production.

The process of buying and selling homes and investment properties is like being in production, there are constantly moving elements that impact the outcome of your transaction. Here is a bit about how I produce exceptional results for you:

Sellers

- Access to Coldwell Banker's Concierge renovation and staging services where fees are paid directly from proceeds only at close of escrow

- Pending NAR Pricing Strategies Advisor Certification Deep understanding of factors that impact home prices and effective home pricing strategy

- Create detailed and custom market valuations prior to pricing your home

- NAR GREEN Certified with an understanding of the latest technologies that create energy efficiency in the home and how those increase home value

- Take advantage of Coldwell Banker's global network and extensive digital marketing tools to help attract qualified buyers

- Enthusiastic about holding open houses with delicious snacks and abundant signage

- Deep understanding of the Residential Purchase Agreement and ability to evaluate contingencies to ensure that you are protected

- Strong vetting of the financial strength of all offers as they are presented

- Skilled negotiator

Buyers

- Deep understanding of the Residential Purchase Agreement and how to set contingencies that appeal to sellers and protect you

- Pending NAR Pricing Strategies Advisor Certification Deep understanding of factors that impact home prices and crafting a fair and successful offer

- Strong network of home inspectors and specialists, and an ability to craft a request for repairs that protects you

- Skilled negotiator during offer process and throughout escrow

Seniors

- NAR certified Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

- Intimate understanding of downsizing, relocation, aging in place, moving to independent or assisted living

- Extensive training in Reverse Mortgage with Purchase option

- Deep understanding of California Propositions 60/90

- Lifestyle changes necessitated by divorce

- Coldwell Banker's national network of realtors and services to facilitate relocation to be closer to family

- Work with my mother, who relocated to live with me and obtain her real estate license in December 2018 at the age of 75.

Probate and inherited property

- Extensive specialized training in probate transactions

- Network of estate sale professionals, contractors, and investors seeking "as is" properties