Exclusive Interview With Realtor Cindy Carnaghe: How Connecting With Her Clients Helped Immensely With Her Career

The team met with one of the best realtors in the nation right now, Cindy Carnaghe, and talked about how she achieved this incredible success.  Read more to know how the interview went. It’s great to have you here. Can you please tell us more about yourself and what you do? “I have one fundamental […]

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The team met with one of the best realtors in the nation right now, Cindy Carnaghe, and talked about how she achieved this incredible success. 

Read more to know how the interview went.

It’s great to have you here. Can you please tell us more about yourself and what you do?

“I have one fundamental belief that serves as the foundation for my business: Always work in the best interest of my client. I pride myself on having an uncanny ability to connect with my clients, understand their needs, and provide exceptional and knowledgeable service. As your Realtor, I will listen to you without pressure, keeping you informed throughout the entire process. My clients can expect meticulous attention to detail, plus commitment well beyond closing, always going the extra mile to get the job done! I also understand that buying a home is likely one of the single largest purchases you will make in your lifetime, more than just a place to live but also a substantial investment, and I try to inject enthusiasm, diligence, and the care that it deserves providing a stress-free process along the way. It is this level of commitment that has helped me build an exceptional history of delivering only the very best results. At the end of the day, I love knowing that I’ve negotiated the very best deal possible for my clients. For me, home is where all precious life events and cherished memories happen, so being a guide in that process is endlessly rewarding. Making genuine connections inspires me every day, and I pride myself on building and maintaining relationships with my clients and a network of fellow agents. I know how stressful a move can be and how essential it is to find a realtor who can give you the inside track in a new location, whether it be a cross-country or only a local move.”

What is your service area? What are the benefits of working in this area? What are the amazing features of these areas that people should know before moving here?

“Roseville & Rocklin. Roseville, CA (the largest city in Placer County), offers pleasant overall weather, affordable homeownership, high livability, family-friendly neighborhoods, stellar schools, varied recreation, and more. Located about 20 miles northeast of California’s capital city of Sacramento, Roseville is one of the top suburbs in the area, ideal for growing families, ambitious professionals, and retirees alike. To boot, it’s a Top 5 city in America for young adults under the age of 35 to buy a house.

Home to beautiful neighborhoods and friendly neighbors, the city of Roseville is a beautiful place to live in Northern California. It’s also 2–3 hours from some of the best ski resorts and mountain areas in the US. So whether you want to move for the climate, housing affordability, proximity to everything, excellent education, or all the above, Roseville definitely checks all the boxes and then some!

Living in Rocklin offers residents a dense suburban feel, and most residents own their homes. In Rocklin, there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rocklin, and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Rocklin are highly rated.”

Do you work with a specific type of client or within one particular niche? (Commercial, Investment, First-time Homebuyer, etc.)

“First-time buyer,  empty nester, move up; I live in Sun City Roseville, which is a very fun active 55 and over the community.”

How is the market performing right now? Is it the right time to acquire your services?

“In May 2021, The median listing home price in Roseville, CA was $599.9K, trending up 17.5 % year over year. The median listing home price per square foot was $300. The median home sold price was $650K. While the Rocklin, Median Listing $650K   Price/SqFt $293  Median Sold Home Price $640K  Trending up 19.2% year over year.”

Tell us a little about your personal life? Ex: who do you live with? What are your hobbies? Do you have any pets? Etc.

“I am married to my husband, Paul. I have two boys, and he has two girls, his girls, Paul has three grandchildren. We both love playing golf and take time to travel all around.”

What are some pieces of advice that you would give to potential clients looking to buy, sell or invest in your service area?

Tips for Buyers

Be prepared before you hit the ground. Everyone knows that we are in a fast-moving real estate market. You really do not want to fall in love with your dream home before you are ready to submit your offer! So, get your team in place first. Hire your real estate agent and have your buyer’s agency agreement signed. Next, have a heart-to-heart with your lender about what you qualify for AND what you actually want to spend every month. Finally, have your prequal letter in your hand. Then hit the streets searching for your home. Believe me when I say that if you do not do these steps first, there is a real chance the house you fall in love with will be under contract before getting your offer submitted!

Tips for Sellers

Staging is your friend. In real estate, the pretty house wins! No matter what type of market we are in, the appearance of a house directly impacts the amount of time it takes to sell. And the price for which it sells. The reality is home buyers often don’t have an imagination when searching for a house. Even if the updates a house needs are simple and inexpensive, they can keep a home for selling for top dollar! So what’s the answer? Staging! Stagers are magicians! They can place furniture in a room so there is no confusion about what the space should be used for. Not to mention they can make your home look like a model home. And guess what that means to your sales price?!?

Don’t even think about selling your home without an agent right now. While, yes, you may be able to sell your house on your own, now is NOT the time to try it. Why? Lots of reasons. Do you want to try to manage the 30 or so showings you’re likely to have when your house hits the market? You’re also very likely to receive multiple offers on your home. Do you understand the difference between a conventional and an FHA loan? Do you understand a contingency on the appraisal and why you may or may not be agreeable to one? Maybe not, but your real estate agent does. Plus, when you receive a dozen or so offers to purchase your home, your agent will put them into a handy spreadsheet with the details of each one so you understand your options and select the best offer for your situation. Saving a small amount of money on realty fees is not worth risking the very real possibility that you won’t get the best price and terms possible for your home.”

Cindy added, “After spending two decades selling Real estate in Southern California. When first Arriving in our area, I worked for a new home builder. During that time, I explored the area and built a wealth of local knowledge about all things. With my local knowledge, marketing skills, and history of buying and selling homes in southern California, I decided to transition back into resale  real estate.”

Cindy is now in her 2nd year working as a local real estate agent and loves every minute of it! Want to acquire Cindy’s professional services? Just call her at (714) 585-5865 or email her at [email protected]

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