Carmen has extensive real estate experience as a real estate investor, Realtor, home stager and president of homeowners associations. The breadth of her experience has prepared her to exceed the expectations of her clients.
Carmen has an eye for investment, having been involved in renovating properties and selling and leasing them for a profit. Being very conscious of the environment, Carmen incorporated green features into her renovations. Having a keen ability to visualize a home's potential and the finished product of what that property could be continues to help both buyers and sellers in their quest to sell their home or buy their dream one.
Carmen has the ability to work well under pressure, a great sense of humor and the utmost integrity, for which she has been praised by colleagues and clients. She has excellent listening skills, enjoys meeting and being with people, and is involved in community activities through her church. Carmen has also been a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce and the American Translators Association. She is an avid golfer very familiar with Los Angeles golf courses. She has worked as a professional photographer for several years and is an enthusiastic hobby photographer as well.
Born and raised in Cuba, Carmen is bilingual in Spanish. She has lived in Madrid, Spain, and has traveled extensively through many countries, assimilating art, architecture and cultural customs in her travels. Her creative side, including her training in photography and art, combines seamlessly with her business acumen, providing her clients with rounded insight into properties.
Carmen is certified as a Short Sale and Properties in Foreclosure Specialist and as a Real Estate-Owned Listing Specialist. Her strong desire to continue learning always provides her clients with the latest information.
Carmen holds an MBA from Loyola Marymount University, a BA in biology and photography from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and a degree in piano from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She holds a PA degree from the Physician Assistant Program at Essex/Towson University and has worked at several Los Angeles hospitals. She attended high school at Notre Dame Preparatory School.