Cari isn't just an exceptional local agent; she's a true Sonoma County native, hailing from the picturesque wine country in the charming towns of Graton and Forestville. Immersed in the local culture, her deep-rooted connection to the area is complemented by her upbringing in a family deeply involved in interior design and home decor. Embarking on her own journey, Cari's passion for designing homes, remodeling, and interior design led her to purchase and design her first home at the impressive age of 21.
Prior to her real estate endeavors, Cari spent 8 years in the dental field as a registered dental tech and office manager. A pivotal moment arose when she was granted a six-month paid sabbatical to support her dentist's maternity leave. She seized this opportunity to obtain her real estate license, using her commissions to contribute to her next home purchase. This marked the beginning of her real estate journey in 2004.
Fast forward nearly two decades, and Cari has become a trusted ally for friends, family, and referrals seeking guidance in real estate pursuits. Her initial success inspired others, prompting friends and family to embrace homeownership. Cari's innate talent as an agent emerged as she skillfully navigated various transactions, spanning from REO and short sales to probate and trust sales, even including unique scenarios such as Native loans and renovation loan purchases.
Dedicating almost five years to a prestigious brokerage and developer in Tiburon, Cari honed her expertise across diverse facets of the industry, including building spec homes, property management, and loan origination. In 2009, she embarked on a new chapter, obtaining her brokerage license and founding her own venture, Leisure Living Realty. Sustaining a flourishing enterprise from 2009 to the present, Cari recently joined the esteemed W Real Family as a broker associate, amplifying her local and global opportunities.
Cari's clientele ranges from first-time homebuyers to seasoned investors, and her business thrives on returning clients and referrals—a testament to her dedication and excellence. Proudly cultivating her enterprise through referrals and repeat business, Cari is unwaveringly committed to delivering top-tier service. Blending professionalism and diligence with an approachable demeanor, her utmost priority is guiding clients towards their objectives with minimal stress. Central to her success is her knack for organization, proactive engagement, and goal-oriented communication.
Outside of work, Cari revels in family time, whether cheering for her son at baseball games or assisting her daughter's craft booth at local fairs. Her personal passions encompass outdoor activities amid the splendid hiking trails encircling her hometown, savoring fine dining experiences, exploring new destinations, and engaging in invigorating hot pilates sessions.