I have a wonderful background in business, and servicing clients. For many years I was in the accounting industry, working with people and numbers to work through life's finances, and to help in decision making and resolution to assure a positive result for my clients. This background has been the foundation of my career in real estate. To be able to listen and understand the needs of each and every one of my buyers and sellers, an in-turn assist them in making the best real estate decisions for their future has been an exciting and rewarding endeavor. Bringing both business and accounting skill sets to my clients to help make the real estate process easy, has been a great benefit to me and to all my clients that I have worked with over the years. I am hoping I can help you to have a enjoyable and successful real estate experience, as well.
My Client Reviews
Evelyn gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
As a first time homebuyer, I was nervous and uneducated about the process. Carrie was the best realtor I could have asked for. She educated me on the home buying process and supported me every step of the way. She was very personable, kind, and genuine. I always felt welcomed, valued, and supported when looking at homes. She gave me her full attention at every home visit and made me feel important and heard as a client. If I move again, I will 100% be contacting Carrie.
Vicki gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
I listed my home with Carrie Padula. She noticed that I had just had the house painted. She then gave me advice on what to do to attract more clients to purchase the home and sell it quickly. She advised was very small details that I never would have even noticed. Light fixtures were replaced, new faucets, and sprucing up the kitchen. The house was a rental and had been vacant for a few months so she had a lady deep clean it. The home looked beautiful. She had procured a full price offer for me in a short time with myself paying very little of the purchasers closing cost. It would behoove you to use her if you want to sell your home for a good price. I would never be considering using anyone else in a Real Estate transaction than Carrie Padula. She is amazing.
Joseph gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
Carrie is wonderful! She made the home buying process smooth and easy, and was ALWAYS available to answer questions. She really felt like our advocate. We can't recommend her enough!
Jim & Anne R.
Jim & Anne gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
If there were a sixth star, we would have given it to her! Carrie is everything you could ask for in an agent: professional, prompt, responsible, and detail oriented...just a few of her many great qualities (not to mention fun and has a great sense of humor). She had our back from start to finish, doing exactly what she said she would and more.
Mary Ann P.
Mary Ann gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
We 1st met Carrie when we were frustrated with our selling situation at the time. A neighbor told me that she had already sold several houses in our subdivision and I should check her out. I called her on the phone and from the 1st 5 minutes of the call I knew that she knew my house, that she knew the neighborhood, that she appreciated what the situation was, and that she would be glad to work with me. We met within the week and I signed her contract. I found her diligent, thoughtful, high energy, and ready to go the extra mile for whatever it took to sell my home. She held many open houses, she worked hard to show houses during the week, she suggested staging and it was the right thing to do, she was by our side every step of the way no matter how busy she was with others. This is a very special woman who works hard for her clients and will do whatever it takes to sell a home. We are most grateful for what she was able to do for us from the selling to the pricing to the closing to the challenges at the closing. We can't thank her enough.
Jason & Amanda M.
Jason & Amanda gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
We used Carrie to sell our first home and the to buy our dream home for our growing family. She was so helpful during the selling and buying processes. We appreciated her ability to come and help use prepare our house to be put on the market. We felt with her guidance we were able to sell our house for a great price. After that we were obviously in the market to buy a larger home with a better location for our family. She really listened to what our needs were and took them in to consideration while we were searching. Once we found the home that was perfect for our family and our familys needs she did an amazing job negotiating closing costs, a home warranty, and of course a fair price. She was there every step of the way for both processes and it felt like was always able to take our calls and actively listen to what ever our call was about at that time, even if I was calling with outrageous concerns. She made us feel like we were her top priority and we felt confident that she had everything under control. We could see she has a true passion to help those who need to sell or buy a home and are glad we had an opportunity to work with such an outstanding realtor. We will be recommending her to family and friends!
Britney gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
Carrie was amazing! She made my first home buying experience so easy! I would totally go back to her if I need to buy or sell another home.
Kathryn gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
Carrie was an exceptional realtor. After going through two other realtors before reaching out to her, I was pretty skeptical about having any success with the sale of my house. We are in another state and Carrie worked with us long distance. She suggested some minor repairs to put our house in the best light, arranged for the services, and made sure to meet each repairman and oversee the repairs. Carrie held a couple of open houses and pushed hard to showcase our home. She was quick to respond when I contacted her and was always extremely professional. Carrie worked very hard for us and was a real gem. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking to sell a house.
Response from Carrie
Thank you for the kind words, Kathy. You & Cornel were great to work with. I did what I would hope someone would do for me if I lived out-of-state and had to trust someone you didn't even know. Thank you for taking the chance with me, thanks for trusting me and I am so happy it all worked out. If you ever come back this way, I would love to meet you and your family!
Glenn & Charlene R.
Glenn & Charlene gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
Carrie was extremely helpful when we sold our home. She went above and beyond what would normally be expected of a real estate agent. She fulfilled all our requests and accomplished them with a friendly disposition. I highly recommend Carrie Padula for your real estate needs!
Response from Carrie
Thank you, Glenn & Charlene! It was such a pleasure working with you both - I do hope we keep in touch!
Marilyn & Tom H.
Marilyn & Tom gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
Carrie's ability to connect with people is one of her strengths, along with her knowledge of real estate and her willingness to be available. She is professional, hard-working and has a great personality. She was attentive to our situation and was in close communication with us throughout the process. We could not have asked for a better real estate professional to guide us as we began our search through to the closing. Working with Carrie was a delight and we highly recommend her!
Response from Carrie
Thank you but the pleasure was mine - in fact, I miss you both! Let me know when they break ground. I want to be there for all the stages of your new home!
Sherry Casas C.
Sherry Casas gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
We were so happy to have Carrie as our realtor. From our 1st point of contact through closing on the house she was there for us. She quickly responded to every call and helped us through some unexpected complexities. She is pro-active, smart and communicative. Her marketing materials and strategies were superb and resulted in a quick and acceptable offer. Needless to say, we highly recommend Carrie.
Response from Carrie
You & Ron were such a joy to work with. Thank you for such a thoughtful and kind review. You aren't too far away so when I am in your neck of the woods, expect a call!
Dora & Tom T.
Dora & Tom gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
We truly enjoyed working with Carrie. She showed a thorough knowledge of the area and what we were looking for in a home. We not once felt we received anything less than 100 percent effort from Carrie throughout our house hunting . . .from initial inquiry to closing. We felt confident that we would find the house of our dreams and Carrie made that happen. We highly recommend Carrie for all your housing needs. Thank you Carrie!!
Response from Carrie
Oh my gosh, I so enjoyed looking at all those properties with you but the one I found at the end, the sound in your voice, Dora and Tom's trek out to the woods, I could tell you were in love with that property! That is one of the greatest pleasures in this business, as a realtor you can see it in the buyers when it's the right home, the right fit. Thank you for the wonderful review but truly I enjoyed working with both of you.
Kelly gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
Carrie was the best agent I have worked with she was trustworthy and patient and very knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate. She always was their to answer my millions of questions no matter what time of day or how little of question it might be. She is very good at adapting to different personalities and was able to gain the trust of my family very quickly. She is very smart at finding exactly what we needed and a house that fit all my needs and wants. I had many real estate agents approach me and even dealt with one selling my house in North Carolina and none come even close to how wonderful Carrie is. I highly recommend her to anyone!
Response from Carrie
Kelly, you are so sweet and thank you for leaving such a thoughtful review. You, your mom & your dad were easy to get along with. I just loved getting to know all of you and working with you. You settled in and filled that house with your personality. You were so excited about that town house. You were open to our Coldwell Banker referral program which helped you sell your home in North Carolina and get you moved up here in record time! It was fun, stressful and worth it!
Ryan gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
Carrrie was absolutely wonderful. She took a genuine interest in my needs and added her useful insight when needed.
Dave gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
We had an unusual situation which caused us to take a lot of time searching for the right property for us. She was very patient. Carrie spent a lot of time and drove many miles. We were from 3 to 4 hours from home in our search and she was not from the area either but we could tell she did her home work and she was always on time. She usually had answers to our questions and if she didn't she would find out for us. Working with Carrie was very pleasant and we learned a lot. We would surely recommend Carrie and use her again.
James gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
We loved having Carrie as our realtor. As first time buyers, we couldn't have asked for someone better to find us our first home. We are completely happy with our home, and we couldn't have done it without Carrie. She went the extra mile and was very patient with us when we had a many month long process of trying to get things straight. She was attentive to our specific wants and needs without us even having to tell her sometimes.
Alison gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
Michael and I consider ourselves fortunate to have connected with Carrie when we did! We were in the process of temporarily relocating to a one-bedroom apartment in Williamsburg, Va., and were putting most everything in storage for our home search. Carrie spent countless hours showing us around the area, exploring different neighborhoods and homes. She was diligent during the months of our search; she was patient with us, personally interested in us, and stuck with us as we narrowed our search down to what we really liked. With Carrie as our buyers agent, Michael and I are now in the beautiful home we both love! From the beginning of our search, to making the winning offer, to inspections and closing, we appreciated Carrie's style of open communication, her honesty and good-natured professional approach. We like staying in touch with Carrie and continue to recommend her to friends and neighbors!
Catherine gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
I was indeed lucky to have Carrie Padula manage the recent sale of my property. She found multiple buyers for my condo, arranged home inspections, dealt with HOA regulations; handling every negotiation detail with ease and expertise, crossing every T and dotting every I. Carrie has the perfect balance of connections, drive and enthusiasm that signifies a successful real estate agent. Her indepth knowledge of the industry, strong work ethic and commitment to her customers are hard to find in just one person. She worked tirelessly on my behalf, an out of town seller, representing my best interests at all times. From start to finish, she treated me like her only client; selling my condo was her highest objective, leaving nothing to chance. I recommend Carrie Padula without qualification. You could not do better than trust your real estate needs to this high performer. Grateful, Catherine Lombana
Carissa gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
We had no experience and very little knowledge about buying a home, which made us a bit nervous and much pickier than we thought we would be about the large investment. Carrie put as at ease by being SO patient, attentive, and responsive. We had her taking us from York to Williamsburg to Toano and back. She always took our feedback from each place and discussed options. No matter what they were, she answered or found the answers to all of our questions. We never felt pressured to run up our offer like you hear about and see from many realtors. She genuinely wants you to get the home you truly want at a fair price. Her key strengths are her knowledge of the Williamsburg and outlying areas, exhausting all resources for market analyses and data needed to make an informed investment decision, and most of all her helpful, honest and friendly nature. Hands down - THE BEST REALTOR!
Ken gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
Carrie is the best and her patience is astounding. She brought us through our purchase from the beginning to contract signing. We thank her for her professionalism and knowledge.
Laura gave Carrie 5 stars out of 5
It was an absolute pleasure working with Carrie. Her level of dedication to finding a house that matched our needs was unparalleled. She was quite familiar with the local market and lined up numerous houses for us to view. Her capacity to think outside the box and demonstrate flexibility as we described important considerations was reassuring. She has broad knowledge of the "buying process" and was able to assist us with maneuvering through the various stages, referring us to appropriate resources as needed. She went above and beyond our expectations regarding tracking down additional information about a property if requested, always being prompt in her responses to questions, and stuck with us until the deal was completed. Most importantly, she has a terrific personality, was fun to work with, was consistently positive in her interactions and communications, and absolutely trustworthy. We would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to purchase a property!!!
- Strong business, accounting and finance background.
- Focus on both personal and business financing and budgeting
- Owned and operated accounting business.
- Resident of Williamsburg for over 30 years.
- Committed to the local community though service and volunteerism, to include Muscular Dystrophy, and local Women's Shelter
My Credentials and Memberships
- July 2017 Top Listing Associate
- April 2017 Top Sales Associate
- 2016 WAAR Golf Committee - Fundraiser
- WAAR - Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors
- RAR - Richmond Association of Realtors
- REIN - Real Estate Information Network (Hampton Roads Area)
My Community Involvement
- Literacy for Life
- Volunteered with local Women's Shelter
- Volunteered for Muscular Dystrophy