Testimonials

Working with C | C Group means getting the best personalized Real Estate service in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to read testimonials submitted by buyers and sellers, and to learn why more clients continuously choose C | C Group for their Minneapolis Real Estate needs.

 

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When our youngest went off to college last fall, we knew we were ready to let go of the historic home we renovated/restored in St. Paul. Some nagging thoughts were how we would sell it to get the most of our investment out of it, how long it would take, and, more importantly, where our new perfect place would be.

We had done a lot of looking on our own at building new, downtown condos, remodeler showcase homes and open houses, and we had seen others in our lifestyle/age group make changes, but none seemed quite right for us.

We decided to interview several realtors, and Cari Ann stood out from the others. She shared our vision for transition, she was confident in her ability to find our new home and sell our existing, and she was a person we felt we could work with as we had not even begun to prepare our home for sale.

Within 3 weeks of our initial meeting, Cari Ann had found us the perfect home, had members of her team (painters, plumber, movers, cleaners, staging crew, photographer) help us prepare our home for listing/open house, and sold our home at full asking price.

All through this time, Cari Ann was available 24/7 as questions/concerns came up. She put many of her own personal touches on the process, by offering support and humor and putting the final staging touches on our home herself.

Not even a year since this process began, I recently asked Cari Ann to come take a look at my new home and give me some styling/decorating ideas. She took time out of her busy schedule to meet me, share her thoughts and connect me with appropriate resources!

Cari Ann came into our lives as a realtor. Now, she feels more like a friend.

We are glad we trusted Cari Ann to guide us on our very personal journey home.

Nancy & Greg West

Cari Ann has been great to work with. She really knows her stuff. Fast and efficient, and very good at staging. She gave me good advice and helped me through a sometimes tense transition. Cari Ann is empathetic and really did understand the process I was going through, It helped! She's a "pro" and I would most certainly work with her in the future.
P.S. She's fun as well!

Noreen Hoff
Highland Park, Saint Paul, MN

Cari Ann and her assistant Siobhan were great to work with. They were very patient as we looked at over 30 homes, and when we finally found the home for us, they worked very hard to get the offer in and accepted.

It was a very scary thing looking for a home in the Twin Cities area while living in Las Vegas, but Cari Ann and Siobhan really helped to ease the process and to keep us sane throughout it all. We needed to sell our home in Vegas, drive to Minnesota and get into our new home when we arrived, something I wasn’t sure would be possible, but they handled everything with ease. We used Edina Mortgage for our financing, and the whole process was painless. Even a delay from a major ice storm didn’t cause any major hiccups.

Overall we couldn’t be happier. We’re sitting in our new home, drinking hot cocoa, and enjoying life.

Dan Sheppard
Tessman, Brooklyn Park, MN

Cari Ann gets results. She helped us sell our home faster than expected, while getting a result we desired. She is easy to work with and knows the market well. I would recommend Cari Ann to everyone!

Mitchell Haugerud

Cari Ann is very thorough and tenacious, as well as very knowledge about all aspects of real estate transactions.

Frank Collins

We have used Cari Ann a couple of times to sell our homes and was amazing to work with. Knows the market very well and provided excellent insight on what is needed to get your house ready. First home sold in four days. Second home sold in 1 day. Also, was excellent in finding us our new homes. Diligent and hard working.

Terry Otremba

Cari Ann did a great job helping me sell and locate a new house in 2004. She brings a passion, energy and drive to her role and truly focuses on what her clients are looking for. I would work with her again or go to her for a recommendation in the future.

Nate Damro

Cari Ann did a phenomenal job helping my wife and I buy and subsequently sell our home. She had a thorough understanding of the real estate market place, worked hard and was in communication with us on a regular basis. She was also very creative in helping us stage our home and that resulted in a higher than expected selling price.

Darryl Rongitsch

I have utilized Cari Ann's real estate expertise in three separate transactions and was very impressed each time. Cari Ann's warm, upbeat personality blends wonderfully with her deep commitment to the right answer for her clients. Her strong work ethic is what has allowed Cari Ann to be so highly recommended by her past clients and to achieve many awards. Cari Ann is patient through the process of home selection and creative in the answers she offers to her clients. Her outside-of-the-box thinking is greatly benefited by the years of real estate experience she has garnered. I will use Cari Ann in the future and I offer give her my highest recommendation.

Lisa Granse Weglewski

We hired Cari Ann for a total of four real estate transactions in 12 years; two buying and two selling. She went above and beyond what I expected in a very short relocation time frame to help us find what we were looking for, including cold-calling on a house that wasn't for sale but on which we wanted to make an offer. She dealt with all the ins and outs of the relocation plan smoothly and professionally. She helped us get multiple offers in one day when the economy was good and also get us a good, solid price when the economy was bad. I recommend Cari highly and without any hesitation. She is the best.

Stephanie Gard Buss

We met Cari Ann 8 years ago at an open house in which she was the listing agent. We weren’t ready to buy at the time, but Cari Ann made such a great impression on us we kept her contact information. A year later we contacted Cari Ann to sell my then fiancé’s house. Cari Ann sold his house in a few days getting multiple offers. A few years later we were ready to sell again to move into a larger house to start a family. Cari Ann sold our house in less than a week and navigated through the buyer’s post-inspection requests which were very complicated. Cari Ann was able to call upon her network of contacts to provide more information on what truly was an issue and needed to be remediated and what was not. This was a win-win for all parties and in the end we were able to move forward with the sale. In addition, Cari Ann helped to close on our new house and ensure we were able to buy the house for the most competitive price possible. In both occasions that Cari Ann sold our homes she did a fantastic job with the marketing materials, truly showcasing each property’s advantages and pricing them competitively. Cari Ann is a consummate professional and a delight to work with.

Julianna Otremba

Having worked with Cari Ann for a number of years I find her the consummate professional and the first person I will turn to in recommending a realtor to my clients.

Joy Morris

Cari Ann's real estate expertise helped us make the much needed - yet scary - transition of right-sizing into a new home to fit our current lifestyle. She was always available for any and all questions any time of day or night. We especially appreciated her "counseling" skills as we were very much emotionally attached to our home of 18+ years. She kept us well informed of the ever-changing market conditions during the entire process. Cari Ann also gave us many good leads on other professionals related to buying and selling a home."

Michele DuMond

Cari Ann has helped my family buy and sell multiple homes and our experiences with her as our realtor have always been amazing! Cari Ann has an impressive ability to analyze the housing market and work to get us the best deal possible. Most importantly, Cari Ann’s persistent negotiating skills are second to none and we are always thankful that she is on our team!

Greg Pauling

Twelve years ago when my husband and I where searching for our first home we stumbled upon an open house that Cari Ann was representing. We did not buy that particular home, but my husband and I were struck by Cari Ann's drive, presence and ability to market a home. A few years later when we decided to place our home on the market we tracked Cari Ann down. Since that time Cari Ann has guided our family through both the acquisition and selling of several homes. Cari Ann represents the best qualities of a Realtor. She is both a guide and an outstanding negotiator. Always available to ease your mind and keep you up-to-date with the details involved in selling and acquiring. Cari Ann is the best of the best!

Sasha Graybill

Because of our experience with Cari Ann Carter, we have a new verb in our household. We say that someone “Cari Ann’d” it when we see top-notch work done with warmth, professionalism and a high level of expertise. For example, Hey! Congrats! Way to “Cari Ann” that latest project at work! We sold our family home and bought a new one with Cari Ann. When my mother-in-law needed to give up her home of 40 years, we turned again to Cari Ann to walk her through that sensitive and difficult process. When our oldest child got married and was buying her first home, again we turned to Cari Ann to find them just the right place to start their married life and their family. We knew we could trust her implicitly to get us the best price possible when we were either selling or buying. Her sound judgment never failed us, and her personal warmth put us at ease. She worked with us at every stage of life.
She is a top-notch realtor, and a wonderful person!

Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Sartain

Cari Ann did an amazing job selling our house. Being a slightly unique house for the neighborhood made the work challenging, but Cari Ann dove right in. She was always positive and never stopped working to get our house sold. Since we were moving out of state, she also connected us to a great agent who helped us buy our new home. Overall, she is delightful to work with and we would recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home.

Nicolas and Karen Spilman

I have worked with Cari Ann in three different real estate transactions. Each offered their own set of circumstances and I had a positive experience that led to a successful transition each time. Cari Ann offered objective and helpful direction while listening to my needs. I really enjoy the working relationship that we have and will call on her in the future, when I am in need of making a change. I recommend her with confidence.

N. Reardon

We signed on with Cari Ann Carter to sell our lakeshore home of 31 yrs. She was very aggressive with open houses and showings. Cari Ann was available whenever we needed answers to questions. When we came across a problem, she was positive and turned things around in a timely fashion. Our home sold within 6 months. We planned a weekend moving sale and she brought food to ease the process which we really appreciated. We would recommend Cari Ann. She is very personable and understanding. Thanks

Ginny Gardstrom

Cari Ann Carter recently helped us with both the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. She worked very hard on both transactions, but her dedication to the sale of our home was particularly impressive. She dedicated an enormous amount of personal time and "elbow grease" to getting our house ready, marketed, maintained, and ultimately sold. Cari Ann was not above sweeping, mopping, and shoveling as needed to get our house ready for over 50 showings, as I was pregnant and my husband traveled for business. This level of personal service was invaluable, and a rarity in the real estate world. Her connections and knowledge of the area we were purchasing a home in were very helpful, she was as aggressive as we were comfortable with, and she made the buying process a fairly painless one. We found Cari Ann to be very professional and excellent about maintaining communication with us during both transactions, as well as being a lovely person who was always ready and willing to offer any sort of help we needed to navigate the real estate and moving processes. We enjoyed working with Cari Ann, and would gladly recommend her!

Steve & Claire Noble

Cari Ann assisted us in our home buying process and we were thrilled with the process! Any challenges we were confronted with, Cari Ann had a solution. This was a relocation for us and we are so happy with the decision we made. You are THE BEST Cari Ann. You get things done. We can't say enough good things about you. Thank you!!

Geoff and Erin Service

Just wanted to say thank you for your help in my most recent purchase. Your knowledge and expertise made the entire process extremely smooth. Wishing you much success.

Abe

Cari Ann has helped me and my wife to sell two houses and buy one. She did a great job in all cases despite difficult situations. The first house she helped us sell was a Condo in a less desirable location in an over-built market. The second house was in a great location, but it was listed right as the housing market collapsed. For both houses, we got the best price and timely sale that the market would allow. We believe she outperformed the other agents selling houses in our area. She built our marketing campaign and brought in many potential buyers. As an agent she offered us valuable advice, but respected our right to make our own decisions. She knows the twin cities market well and has many connections. We will certailny call Cari Ann again when we are ready to move next."

Steve & Jenny Teichman

We can not say enough great things about Cari Ann Carter and our experience with Edina Realty. She was instrumental not only in finding a house for us, but really finding our home. Starting from the first meeting and taking the extra time to get to know us, and evaluate our needs, and advise us how and where we would not only find the perfect house, but the best community to fit right in! This was especially important as we were transferred from out of state and she was able to contribute key elements about different neighborhoods and towns, all contributing to the 'home' factor. Highly recommend our new friend!

Jacob & Holly Dau

I have been working with Cari Ann Carter for the last ten months and it has been an absolute joy as well as being very successful. Cari Ann worked with me not only in selling my home in Mendota Heights but also found me a beautiful condominium at Lake Calhoun in St Louis Park. Transitions like this are not always as easy as one may think, but Cari Ann took every step of the move very personally and not only helped from the standpoint of getting me moved, but also made sure I was helped out with the other facets of moving. She assisted in getting involved with setting up my new condo from the hanging of all my art work to deciding where to place furniture, fixtures and all the other arrangements that need to be done when one moves. She literally was able to do and did do anything and everything that I wanted because I could not and did not have the time to do all the things necessary for a move like I had. When I purchased the condo I had it ENTIRELY gutted and remodeled and she was very instrumental in making sure it was done with class, great taste and most importantly, accomplishing the end result I wanted. I could not have done it without her help and she made sure everything was taken care of. She has gone beyond what is really expected of a realtor when you hire one. One never really gets a clear picture of how something will turn out, but Cari Ann made sure I knew what was happening at all times and her focus was to make sure it was done correctly. Successful resolutions don’t just happen on their own - you need someone like Cari Ann to work on your behalf and she was extremely good at it. I would recommend that anyone looking to move, seek out Cari Ann, she is very aggressive and you need someone like her because moving can also be a very stressful proposition and she made it a lot easier for a person like me, who needed the extra help. Lastly, you need to be patient when selling a home and purchasing another and she works very well with people - she always made me think about the ideal conditions one year from when I sold my house and I think I have daydreamed about it and in the end, achieved my goals and the end result was exactly what I wanted.

Leonard Horowitz

We first met Cari Ann while casually browsing open houses. Her professionalism and follow through quickly won us over. Within a week of corresponding with her we realized 2 things (1) she was different from the rest of the agents we encountered and (2) our period of casually browsing was over. Cari Ann listened to our needs and helped us develop a plan. Her execution of that plan was pretty much flawless. Sold our house in one day for more than asking price. Helped us locate a lot and vet a builder. And then was there for us every step of the way providing support, patience, encouragement, leadership and knowledge. We would highly recommend Cari Ann to anyone who is buying or selling a house. She's a true professional and a master of her craft.

Darren and Katelyn Palmer

Like others, we first met Cari Ann at an open house. We just happened walked into the open house on the spur of the moment after seeing the sign. Cari Ann was warm, inviting, and curious about my family. Even though we didn't think we really in the market, she agreed to meet with us to assess our home. She was prompt, professional, and especially good with out kids who were leaving "the only house they ever knew." She helped us clear out some of thie clutter and things we had accumulated over the previous 18 years so that the house would show better. Our house sold quickly, and Cari Ann helped us find our new home. Throughout the process of buying, selling, and closing Cari Ann was there to answer questions and deal with issues as they arose. We truly appreciated working with Cari Ann, and would recommend her to our friends and family.

Paul and Diana A

I am currently working with Cari Ann Carter in buying, selling and renovating our home. Every day she amazes me with her knowledge and expertise. Cari Ann skillfully helped us negotiate the purchase of our new home, quickly and easily sell our current home, and manage a major renovation. We have been so happy to work with her every step of the way. I cannot say enough about the many things she has done to make this experience smooth and easy for our family. Cari Ann goes above and beyond all expectations in her commitment to her customers. I trust Cari Ann Carter completely and recommend her without reservation. Also, I know we have told you one million times, but you are wonderful and this has been an amazing experience! Thank you again for everything you do.

Sam and Mary Rose

As first-time investment property buyers, we've absolutely blown away by Cari Ann's commitment to our project and overall experience. Having no prior experience with rental properties, Cari Ann has stuck with us through every stage, including but not limited to: buying the property, finding a contractor, creating an LLC, selecting materials, keeping us on schedule, and overseeing just about every step in between. She's made countless trips with us to tile stores, appliance stores, IKEA, Home Depot, you name it. For us, she has literally redefined what a realtor can be. She's made herself available on both weekends and nights. It's impossible to imagine there's a realtor out there who puts more of him or herself into creating positive outcomes for their clients. Long story short: Cari Ann is the best we've ever seen. Period.

William and Maria Bloomfield

I went through a residential area close to me and picked out 4 listing agents, interviewed everyone. Cari was the last agent I contacted and she did a thorough inspection of my home, had other listings, houses sold, explained the company, the networking she has to work with. She is very knowledgeable, professional, attentive, a go getter and so much more to make the selling experience and right down to the closing. Fast and pleasant! The house sold so fast( within a few days of contacting her)! AWESOME!!!!! Approximately 4 weeks later I was at the closing!! WOOOO HOOO!! Excellent teammates also! I still have a hard time believing every thing went so well.
Thank you!!

Norman Z

The short testimonial is a haiku that looks like this:

Outstanding service
Awesome from start to finish
Cari Ann Carter

The longer testimonial would explain where I came from (very disappointed by previous experiences with realtors) and where I ended up: very happy with the experience of working with Cari Ann and her team. They worked quickly and efficiently to get me top dollar for my property. The whole process was insanely fast -- about 30 days from initial listing to money in my pocket.

I just can't imagine a better experience, or a better agent. Thanks, Cari Ann and team!

Kevin Morrison
Midway, Saint Paul, MN

Cari Ann Carter is an outstanding real estate agent; providing excellent service and professionalism. She’s knowledgeable of the market and driven to do right by her clients. I have used Cari Ann as both a selling agent and buying agent. She and her staff were very accommodating and tech-savvy to ease the time-burden often experienced with real estate transactions. She is sincere, helpful and maintained great communication throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Cari Ann!

Jennifer Bruno
Mendota Heights, MN

Cari Ann was a pleasure to work with. She is professional and is very involved during the whole process. My home sold two days after it was listed and sold just above the asking price. She is very knowledgable about real estate and truly has your best intentions in mind.

Erin Monroe
Crystal, MN

Cari Ann sold our home in one week. She then helped us locate a beautiful home that met both my needs and those of my husband in spite of the fact that we had conflicting desires. She worked tirelessly through each stage of the buying/selling process. Cari Ann staged my home beautifully; rearranging decor, adding lovely pieces, arranging flowers. She cheered me on through the tedious work of de-cluttering. When I was stressed she was supportive and buoyed my spirits and always kept the process moving forward. She provided numerous contacts to us, connecting us with contractors, movers, lenders, and others that we are still using as we get settled in our new home. Cari Ann is an amazing real estate agent, wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend her.

Marj K.
Westdale, Golden Valley, MN

Realtor Cari Ann Carter was the right person for us to sell our family home and buy a multi-unit investment property. Her strategic thinking and successful industry networking enabled us to sell and buy within a month! Cari Ann is a real dynamo with a sunny personality. She also offers great interior design and remodeling tips, resources and referrals. Marya and Ken, Homeowners

Marya & Ken
Kenwood, Minneapolis, MN

Like others, we first met Cari Ann at an open house. We just happened walked into the open house on the spur of the moment after seeing the sign. Cari Ann was warm, inviting, and curious about my family. Even though we didn't think we really in the market, she agreed to meet with us to assess our home. She was prompt, professional, and especially good without kids who were leaving "the only house they ever knew." She helped us clear out some of the clutter and things we had accumulated over the previous 18 years so that the house would show better. Our house sold quickly, and Cari Ann helped us find our new home. Throughout the process of buying, selling, and closing Cari Ann was there to answer questions and deal with issues as they arose. We truly appreciated working with Cari Ann and would recommend her to our friends and family.

Paul & Diana Almen
Kingfield, Minneapolis, MN

If you are looking for a real-estate agent that works FOR you and is positive about your property look no further. Cari Ann delivers results and doesn't over or under sell. After interviewing 3 agents Cari Ann simply stood out among her peers. I was concerned about her willingness to handle a family home that needed attention. We sold a starter house and Cari Ann treated us like we were selling a high priced home. She seems to know the market and was a joy to work with. She brings enthusiasm to the job and we will return to her in the future.

NLK
Mendota Heights, MN

Kristin was very hands on with my fiancé and I. She helped me with purchasing my first home in 2009 so I went to her again to sell and buy again in 2015. Kristin helped my fiancé and I sell both our homes and purchase our home together. She made the process, which seemed very stressful to us at times, very flawless and was very helpful!

Chelsey Christensen
Greater Eastside, Saint Paul, MN

Kristin was great to work with! She made our relocation search so easy, and was a really proactive advocate for us in negotiating the sales contract. Hands down, the best agent around!

Erica Lynn Olson
Fulton, Minneapolis

I went through a residential area close to me and picked out 4 listing agents, interviewed everyone. Cari was the last agent I contacted and she did a thorough inspection of my home, had other listings, houses sold, explained the company, the networking she has to work with. She is very knowledgeable, professional, attentive, a go-getter and so much more to make the selling experience and right down to the closing. Fast and pleasant! The house sold so fast (within a few days of contacting her!) AWESOME!!!!! Approximately 4 weeks later I was at the closing!! WOOOO HOOO!! Excellent teammates also! I still have a hard time believing everything went so well.

Thank you!!
Norman Z

Norman Z
Rosemount, MN

I have worked with Cari Ann on two occasions over nearly ten years, buying and selling my first home. Cari Ann is an expert on the real estate market in the twin cities, and I value her opinion. She is professional, fair and firm in her negotiations, and I felt she had my best interest in mind. I look forward to working with Cari Ann again to purchase my next home.

Kirsten Alexejun

We first met Cari Ann while casually browsing open houses. Her professionalism and follow through quickly won us over. Within a week of corresponding with her, we realized 2 things (1) she was different from the rest of the agents we encountered and (2) our period of casually browsing was over. Cari Ann listened to our needs and helped us develop a plan. Her execution of that plan was pretty much flawless. Sold our house in one day for more than asking price. Helped us locate a lot and vet a builder. And then was there for us every step of the way providing support, patience, encouragement, leadership, and knowledge. We would highly recommend Cari Ann to anyone who is buying or selling a house. She's a true professional and a master of her craft.

Katelyn & Darren Palmer
Concord, Edina, MN

We contacted Cari Ann after reading the reviews on Yelp and we are glad that she is the one that we chose to help us sell our home.

With a baby on the way and the new house being built, we wanted to sell the house pretty quickly to minimize the stress. On the very 1st day that we met with Cari Ann, she recommended the de-cluttering and the minor patchwork (painting, electrical, etc.) that we needed to do on the house to prepare for the sale and most importantly put forth a selling price that we both were comfortable with. She sent us a list of referred contractors to complete the work on the house and she even ended up expediting the work through them when they quoted longer lead time. The contractors she recommended also ended up being cheaper that the other quotes that we got.

2 weeks after we first met her, she scheduled a realtor walk through on a Sunday, listed the house the same evening and we had a full price offer Tuesday morning. So it ended up being a pretty stress-free experience for us.

I have already referred her to a couple of our friends. We were pretty impressed by her professionalism and prompt responses to any questions/concerns that we had. She will definitely be our preferred realtor for all our future real estate dealings.

Mithil S
Chowen Park, Edina, MN

Cari Ann did an excellent job helping us with the purchase of a house when we relocated from Europe to the Twin Cities area. She is a real pleasure to work with and took the time to help us find what we were looking for and to guide us through the purchasing process. Cari Ann has an extensive network of contacts and was able to help us find the people and services we needed, associated with a relocation to a new city. We would work with her again and would recommend her without hesitation!

Paul & Anna Mogensen
Whittier, Minneapolis, MN

Cari Ann is really great. She helped us find just the right house for my family within a few weeks after we searched on our own for five+ years and she sold the home we owned within six days of being on the market. Putting our house on the market seemed daunting as my husband and I both work and travel frequently and we have three little kids and a puppy. Cari Ann sourced all of the vendors to get the work done on our current house before putting it on the market and even managed the movers that came to the house as part of the staging process. I felt like I had a wingman, a real partner, and a sounding board through this crazy busy time. I am grateful for her support and guidance. She's a mom, she's ambitious, she's smart, she follows through, she gets things done. I have to say I have friends that recently put their homes on the market with realtors they had known previously and they all wish they had used Cari Ann. They have realtor envy. Call her!

Andrea & Jeremy Abbs
Fulton, Minneapolis, MN

We have used Cari Ann a couple of times to sell our homes and was amazing to work with. Knows the market very well and provided excellent insight on what is needed to get your house ready. First home sold in four days. Second home sold in 1 day. Also, was excellent in finding us our new homes. Diligent and hard working.

Eagan, MN

As first-time investment property buyers, we've absolutely blown away by Cari Ann's commitment to our project and overall experience. Having no prior experience with rental properties, Cari Ann has stuck with us through every stage, including but not limited to: buying the property, finding a contractor, creating an LLC, selecting materials, keeping us on schedule, and overseeing just about every step in between. She's made countless trips with us to tile stores, appliance stores, IKEA, Home Depot, you name it. For us, she has literally redefined what a realtor can be. She's made herself available on both weekends and nights. It's impossible to imagine there's a realtor out there who puts more of him or herself into creating positive outcomes for their clients. Long story short: Cari Ann is the best we've ever seen. Period.

William & Maria Bloomfield
Linden Hills, Minneapolis, MN

Stephanie represented my wife and me as both buyer and seller in our home change-out, and it was immediately obvious that Stephanie cares. Her tenacious, probably unhealthy work ethic is clearly borne from a genuine interest in those she represents. Stephanie makes you feel as though you’re her only client when the reality is that we were probably something like one in twenty. Stephanie was always available to answer our questions and dedicate her time to show us new listings, just so she could narrow down our interests to such a fine point that we could ultimately find the perfect place for us. And that’s what happened.

So what more can you ask of a realtor who finds you exactly the house you’ve been looking for, at a price cheaper than what you would have paid for it, located precisely in the right neighborhood, and which perfectly fits 100% of the specifications you’ve had saved in your Zillow search for the past 12 months? Well, you could ask her to sell your 1920’s bungalow, and to do so immediately.

With this simple instruction, Stephanie handled everything. She itemized what we should do, identified what we shouldn’t do, and she used her list of contacts so long it would make the Kardashians blush to make everything happen as fast as possible and with as little burden on us as possible. And as well-connected as Stephanie is, as much as she knows about available properties, she is also very good at staging, which I admit I previously thought was a stupid concept. In about a day, Stephanie hunted and gathered about 32 decorative items, including the typical lemons and limes and help-yourself cookies I ended up eating within a week, and she made our house look like something completely different, but better.

She sold our house within days of the listing, which in my mind wasn’t even a faint possibility. As hard as Stephanie worked in finding us our more expensive second home, she probably put four times the effort into marketing, selling, and troubleshooting the renovations of our far less expensive starter home, and with a tighter deadline and emotions running significantly higher on our end. She didn’t have to do that, but she did, and that is the kind of person Stephanie is.

Nobody can predict the future, and nobody can say with certainty when houses will sell and at exactly what price. What is certain, though, from having been through the experience, is that Stephanie will represent each client with professionalism and honesty, with an almost intimidating tenacity, and with a client’s interests genuinely at heart. So for those and so many other reasons, Stephanie has our highest recommendation, to anyone looking to buy, sell, or do the ol’ house switch-a-roo.

Clearly she knows the marketplace and has a lot of contacts and a keen eye for staging, but a lot of realtors probably have that. What sets Stephanie apart is her obvious care for her clients’ experiences, almost as if she experiences them, too. We never felt alienated or abandoned, we always felt she was a phone call (or text) away, and we were most impressed with her genuine integrity. When it was all over, we were left with the very basic impression that Stephanie is, in addition to being a good realtor, just a good person.

Sean Stalpes
Armatage, Minneapolis, MN

My husband and I worked with Cari Ann on both the buy and sell side. She was knowledgeable about the market and gave us sound advice as we faced some difficult decisions selling our home for less than what we thought it was worth. She helped coach us through the emotions of it all. On the buy side, the sellers also thought their house was worth more than it was and it was a tough negotiation for Cari Ann but she made it happen for us. We are now enjoying our dream home we never thought we would be able to have "someday." Cari Ann is also one of the sweetest, caring people you'll meet. We would not hesitate recommending her or using her again.

Michele Dumond
Highland Park, Saint Paul, MN

Cari Ann is awesome, she helped us sell our duplex recently. She knows the market and is very easy to work with. If you want someone to help you from start to finish and at the same time get you the best price for your home. We sold our duplex for more than what we listed, amazing..

K. Schreifels
Fuller Tangletown, Minneapolis, MN

I would so highly recommend Cari Ann! She sold my last two homes in Highland Park. Her understanding of the market is outstanding. Both of my homes were accurately priced, I received offers very close to my asking price, and was very happy with the results of both sales. Cari Ann is also a skilled marketer. In addition to advertising and opens, Cari Ann works with other Realtors to find out what their clients are looking for to see if your home would fit their needs. Cari Ann also helped me with the purchase of my new home and the subsequent remodeling. I am so happy with the results. She really goes above and beyond what would be expected of a realtor! She even helped my pack up my home on move day! I would not think of hiring anyone else to represent me in the sale or purchase of real estate. I recommend her highly! She is the absolute best you will find!

N Marie Jessica
Highland, Saint Paul, MN

We have worked with Cari on both buying and selling houses. Our most recent sale was during the downside of the housing market. Cari pulled out all the stops to ensure we received top dollar for our home. Her knowledge of the market and connections within the real estate profession are undeniable.

Tracy Bibelnieks
Macalester-Groveland, Saint Paul, MN

My husband and I moved to California and needed to sell our house in Minnesota. We selected Cari Ann as our realtor and did not regret it. Cari Ann went above and beyond at every turn. Living in California I had to rely heavily on Cari Ann to do things that are normally the seller's responsibility. Cari Ann coordinated all work required for the house (including cleaning and painting). When we decided to stage some rooms, she walked around some local stores with her iPhone on video chat so I could see the options, coordinated delivery to our house and set up the furniture!! She treated our house with care and respect at all times. She demonstrated her experience and helped us through every part of the process. We loved that we could trust her to ensure that our house looked its best for showings. We loved that she was determined to sell our house -- at true market value. Other realtors we talked to low balled their estimated for the listing price for our house. Cari Ann recognized the value of our property and marketed it accordingly. You can't go wrong by selecting Cari Ann as your realtor!

J.S.
Macalester-Groveland, Saint Paul, MN

We have been uncertain about our decision to sell, but Cari Ann has been supporting us throughout. She has referred us to a mortgage broker, she has been on her hands and knees in our garden planting flowers for a showing (in a dress I might add...in the cold), all the time knowing that we may or may not be prepared to sell our home. Due to circumstances well outside of Cari Ann's control, we have decided not to list our house at the moment.

When the time comes to sell (which it will), we will certainly turn to Cari Ann. In the meantime, we recommend her to those looking to buy or sell a home.

Cari Ann is an outstanding real estate professional. You will enjoy working with her. she is a gem.

Lisa B.
Minnehaha Woods, Edina, MN

I've known CariAnn professionally for many years. Because of that relationship, I chose her to help us buy a condominium. We bought the first one we looked at. CariAnn had the negotiations complete by the next day and we have our beautiful new home.

Joy Morris
Shoreview, MN

I worked with Cari Ann to purchase and sell my first home. She was professional and responsive throughout the process, and helped us through every step. It was reassuring to work with someone so knowledgeable, and she provided excellent advice. I was impressed with her fair but tough negotiation skills, and I will definitely work with her again in the future.

Kirsten C
Como, Saint Paul, MN

Stephanie sold a high-end property for us in an extremely competitive market in Edina in late 2014. Not only that, but she was able to get two offers on the same day, after the property had been listed off and on for three years. Stephanie is a delight to work with and is very professional, creative, energetic and honest. She has a great team as well. Additionally, we have used her as an agent to rent a home we owned, to sell another property, which she sold before it was listed and we have referred her to our adult children as well. They too, have had a wonderful experience and are still in the process of looking for their first home as I write this. My husband and I very highly recommend Stephanie Chandler.

Jill Morgan
Parkwood Knolls, Edina, MN

I am so thrilled Cari Ann was recommended to us to help buy our new home as we relocated from out of state. Being new to the area, not only did she take the time to get to know us before beginning our search, she was fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable about making recommendations for us not only for the type of home we were looking for, but also the best community to fit our needs. She guided us through the search process always bringing the extra information to the table at every step of the search, and was quick to respond with any questions or concerns that arose. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a house. Her work ethic, incredible knowledge, and positive attitude was more than we could have expected.

Holly Dau

Having relocated with my corporation 5 times during my career, Cari Ann is the best realtor we've ever had. She definitely works for you to achieve the best deal possible. She sold our last home at Stonebridge (Lilydale) in 2.5-weeks, and prior to that, sold our home in St. Paul with a significant profit. There is no question that you have the best working for you!

Deb Stephenson
Saint Paul, MN

We started working with Cari Ann several years ago when we listed our house. Unfortunately, that was when the bubble had burst and people were not buying larger homes. Since she had put a great deal of effort into the process the first time, we listed with her again. She does everything possible to market our house and customizes showings to fit our schedule (and dog's schedule) which we appreciate. She knows the market and will do what it takes to get it sold. I hope to be calling the moving company soon.

Jondska
Edina, MN

I am currently working with Cari Ann Carter in buying, selling and renovating our home. Every day she amazes me with her knowledge and expertise. Cari Ann skillfully helped us negotiate the purchase of our new home, quickly and easily sell our current home, and manage a major renovation. We have been so happy to work with her every step of the way. I cannot say enough about the many things she has done to make this experience smooth and easy for our family. Cari Ann goes above and beyond all expectations in her commitment to her customers. I trust Cari Ann Carter completely and recommend her without reservation.

Mendota Heights, MN

Cari Ann sold two houses for us, and helped us buy two homes as well, including one cross-country relocation. I would not hesitate to use her again. She was an excellent resource to help us get the best price for our home, and when we were moving back to the Twin Cities from another state, worked tirelessly to help us find a great house in a very limited amount of time. She is an amazing realtor who truly cares about her clients, and has an enormous amount of integrity. I recommend her highly.

Daphne
Macalester-Groveland, Saint Paul, MN

Over the past twelve years, we have trusted the sale of three homes and three home acquisitions to Cari Ann Carter. She is an outstanding realtor. We first met Cari Ann during an open house she was running. My husband and I were so blown away with her skills as a realtor that we looked her up several years later when we decided to sell our home. Cari Ann is the perfect combination of ambition and innate skill. As her client, she is responsive to communication and leaves no stone unturned during a negotiation. Even after the sale I have found Cari Ann to be a great resource for real estate advice. If you prefer a laid back non-aggressive approach she might not be for you, but when my biggest investment is at stake I do not want a Realtor who sits on the sidelines. I have referred Cari Ann to friends and will continue to use her and refer her service. Many people enter the real estate field, but few are true experts like Cari Ann.

Highland Park, Saint Paul, MN

Stephanie is a very experienced realtor that knows well the Twin Cities market and surrounding communities. Not only does she have the knowledge and experience to market your property to sell, but she also has contacts that can help the seller with staging, painting, and or repairs you may need to get your home ready for listing.

Alyssa Batista
Prior Lake, MN

Stephanie is a knowledgeable, skilled, well-informed, trustworthy Real Estate Professional. I highly recommend her for all of your real estate needs when buying or selling in the TwinCities. Stephanie is at the top of her game!

Chris Malooly, Partner/General Contractor – City Homes Design Build, LLC
Edina, MN

Stephanie is WONDERFUL!! I could say so many wonderful things about her. She has helped me buy 2 homes and sell 1 it has been such an easy process each time. She is very kind, caring, great listener, and understands just what you're looking for. She is detailed, very knowledgeable, and hard working. She gets the job done. I couldn't have asked for anyone better.

Lynsey
Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis, MN

Overall we were/are very happy with the level of service Stephanie provided to us - we used her to purchase and sell (ended up renting) our home(s). Being a real estate agent is a thankless job at times -- she was extremely responsive and accessible. As a buyer and/or seller, emotions run high and low. Stephanie's ability to remain calm and never fluster was very beneficial throughout the process. Her knowledge of the Edina market was helpful to us in guiding the decision making process on what to list our house for, when to adjust the price, etc. (even if the news was unpleasant). When we ultimately decided to rent our existing home vs. buy - Stephanie's tenacity to find us a qualified renter was terrific. Lastly, we simply trusted Stephanie had our best interest in mind at all times.

Danielle
Golf Terrace Heights, Edina, MN

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