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Carol Parkinson


Carol Parkinson


Helping people realize their dreams is my life’s work. Every person has their own history, every couple their own dynamic, and learning what makes each buyer or seller unique is a big piece of the real estate puzzle for me. When I collaborate with my clients, I act as an educator, mentor, guide, and mediator. As their best advocate and negotiator, I bring critical data, expertise, and endless patience.

One of my strongest assets is being able to quickly zoom in on what makes each person tick and how to best support them through the homebuying or selling process. This imbues a feeling of calm throughout our work together, and while we all know that buying and selling homes is serious business, I’ve learned how to put people at ease and have fun. Clients know they can count on me to handle all the details, all the time.

My clients have provided me with endless referrals, demonstrating their trust in me. Their confidence in my work, in addition to referrals from local agents, has built my thriving real estate practice. Still, I never rest on my laurels. Constantly on the lookout for new information and new resources, I seek innovative ways to make sure my clients remain well supported and stress-free.

My methods consistently work. For more than two decades I’ve been a top-selling agent, from Oakland to Richmond. By serving on the tech committee of the Berkeley Board of Realtors® and the regional MLS board of directors, I’ve remained at the center of all the fast-moving changes in our industry.

When I’m not busy with clients, you can find me gardening, playing with my grandkids, or taking long walks in the neighborhoods of Berkeley where I’ve lived for 30 years. From Grizzly Peak to San Pablo, Tilden, the UC Berkeley campus, and everywhere in between, I love to get outside. I’m passionate about the sea, and my husband and I go to the ocean whenever we can to savor a stroll and a delicious meal. One of the greatest pleasures of living here is the easy access to fantastic wooded parks and seascapes. Being able to introduce clients to all the upsides of the Bay Area is a joy!

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