About Carol Majors
I've been proudly and successfully serving the real estate needs of my neighbors in South Pasadena, San Marino and adjacent communites for over 30 years. I am a Global Luxury Estate Specialist with career listings and sales volume of over $500,000,000. I pride myself on being quickly accessible, a good listener and an expert in the market conditions in the area. I truly value your time and objectives! When you partner with me, you'll have the peace of mind and assurance that you are in great hands! Please see my Testimonial pages for reccomendations from my past and present clients.
Coldwell Banker Titles
* NRT’s Top 1000 Sales Associates - 2007 - 2018
* International President’s Premier - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018
* International President’s Elite - 2007 - 2018
* Society of Excellence Award Recipient
* Global Luxury Homes Specialist
* Relocation Specialist
* Top 1/% of NRT’s 54,000 Sales Associates from 1989- 2018
* Building personal relationships with colleagues, the community, clients and prospective buyers through the web
* Extensive Negotiating Experience
* Creating a competitive & personalized edge in the marketing of your property
* Targeted email campaigns, direct mailings, web advertising, and print ads in leading
* On the cutting edge of technology in marketing your property
* Employ a team of professionals: photographer, staging specialist, floorplan rendering,
biographer, media tour developer, brochure designer/printer, etc
* South Pasadena Educational Foundation Supporter
* South Pasadena PTA Supporter
* South Pasadena Little League Sponsor
* Pasadena Humane Society Supporter
* Coldwell Banker Community Foundation
* Christian Assembly, Eagle Rock member
* Kings University /Supporter
* Lake Avenue Community Foundation Sponsor
* South Pasadena Library “Friends”
* South Pasadena Fun Fair Major Donor
* YMCA donor
* Ongoing “On the Job” training and specialization: Negotiating, Real Estate law & current changes, positioning properties to compete, competitive marketing
with technology on the world wide web, local heritage & cultural research, etc.
* Serving South Pasadena, San Marino and adjacent communities for 30+ years
* Local resident for 50+ years
* Married with two adult children and four beautiful granddaughters
Carol's Sales & Listings Volume
"We wanted to write you, Carol, to express our thanks and to acknowledge how good this home sale process has been with you, your colleagues, and the team at Coldwell Banker. We could not be happier and feel very fortunate to have met you and to have decided to work with you on this important decision for our family.
It has been a pleasure working with you throughout each step of the process. The great outcome on our sale, the timing, and the organization of all the moving pieces have all been first class. You have proven that you really know your market exceptionally well. These compliments also extend to your team, and we note that Sherry Hodge and her team of stagers and photographers did a wonderful job. Staging our home was absolutely worthwhile and we are glad we followed your advice. We will keep our marketing materials as our home never looked so good!
Thank you for your effort and friendliness towards our family and everyone involved. We look forward to keeping in touch and hope to bring some referrals your way soon. Coldwell Banker is lucky to have you!"
All the very best,
"I couldn’t believe, in just a few days after the first and only open house that we received 11 offers, 3 all cash. My trust in you and your expertise enabled me to move out of state before the property was put on the market because I knew that you would take care of everything and you did just that. I owe it all to you - the fantastic staging that resulting in a quick sale at top dollar aided by a pleasant and thorough escrow agent. Thank you so much! My only regret is that I didn’t stay in California so that I could recommend you to others."
"Vance and I have now purchased and sold 5 houses (!) in our 16 years of marriage! I must say you are the best agent we have ever worked with! I have learned more from you in two weeks than all of my purchasing/selling experiences. You are amazing, and I will recommend you to everybody I know!"
Warm regards, Bonnie & Vance Peterson
"Carol Majors is a consummate professional. We have known her for many years and she did a fabulous job selling our house. She truly understands the housing market and knows what it it takes to sell. She also works with a wonderful team that makes the sales process easy."
She is the best and we highly recommend her!
Jack & Joyce Tasso
"I just wanted to say that I am extremely grateful to you for all your help throughout the lease and sale process. You are so much better than any real estate people I had a chance to interact with!! It will be my pleasure to recommend you to any and all of my Pasadena friends."
All the very best, Alexei
"Thank you for the wonderful service you provided during the sale of the house. You worked tirelessly and went above and beyond in handling all of the little things that inevitably come up during the sale. Your knowledge of the market was invaluable and your relationships with the community certainly eased the process. You are a true professional and a pleasure to work with. I would highly and happily recommend you to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home."
Thank you! Katie Kerr
"I wanted to take the time to express our full appreciation for your efforts on our behalf, both in selling our old house in South Pasadena and helping buy our new house in Pasadena.
The truth is that, even with my legal training and our prior real estate experience, we couldn’t have done it without you.
In order to avoid a bidding war, moving as quickly as we did to buy the new house was essential, and your knowledge and skill helped us tremendously. And then selling our old house before closing on the new house gave us the benefit of the Prop. 60 tax assessment carry forward, which will keep our property taxes lower for many years to come.
Your ability to keep both transactions on track, in the face of many unanticipated bumps and in the necessary sequence, proved to us again that experience really does count.
Finally, what made the experience most rewarding for us was your personal integrity. You listened to us and sought our input, and when we asked for your advice it was sound. Like any seller or buyer, we hoped to sell high and buy low, but we know that we received expert advice that helped us make decisions about which we have no regrets."
Rothner, Segall & Greenstone, Attorneys
"Thank you so much for all your hard work and wise advice. You carried this worrying couple through the process with patience and aplomb!"
Kurt & Kelly Lash
"We want to thank you for making what could have been a very difficult home sale the quickest, easiest, and most satisfactory transaction we could have possibly hoped for. As you know, we tried to sell our small cottage in South Pasadena with another realtor a year ago and ended up going through months of incessant showings & failed contracts. After taking a break from the real estate market we made the smart decision to seek your assistance. Your experience and knowledge of the local market was evident to us from the beginning & your frank and thoughtful assessment of our property gave us the confidence to put it back on the market.
Through your guidance and hard work, as well as that of your talented team, we received eight offers on our house the first week it was on the market! The majority of those offers were above asking, and we eventually accepted a contract that represented one of the highest prices for South Pasadena in recent years. Given the still unsettled real estate market, we were amazed and extremely grateful when the house appraised for the full contract price, something that we are certain would not have happened without your excellent reputation and knowledge of the market behind us.
We cannot thank you enough for the smooth transaction you afforded us during what is generally a stressful and uncertain time. We have since recommended you to anyone who has asked and hope this letter might serve to convince other prospective clients that you are a true professional in your business.
Thank you again for the invaluable services and skill you provided us in the sale of our home, as well as for your kind encouragement throughout the process."
Kirsten & Will Gardner
"We’ve bought and sold several residences in our lifetime and none of them prepared us for the fierce competition for quality homes in South Pasadena. We quickly realized we needed the top representative in the field - someone who knew the market better than any competing agent and who knew exactly what to do to get us into the house of our dreams. That’s why we felt it a privilege to work with you.
Carol, we are beyond impressed with the level of professionalism with which you handled our purchase of the house at 1106 Windsor Place, from the initial offer (competing against several others) to the successful close of what became a complicated deal. We will never forget your unending patience as well as the supreme expertise with which you navigated the whole transaction."
Simply said: Thank you!
With warm regards, Chris & Thea Page
Both Sally and I greatly appreciate the work you and Orville did in connection with the sale of 1725 Milan Avenue! You are a real pro and were always available at every turn in the road. With that long escrow it was always possible that problems would develop. We put a great team in the field to really clean up the place from top to bottom - 3.5 days. I saw Chris over the weekend and he is much impressed by all our efforts to hand Milan over to them in the best shape possible. They are really enthusiastic about the house. By the way our condo is coming along great - we will have you over for an inspection when we get everything in good order.
Don’t hesitate to use us as a reference anytime that may be helpful.
"We can’t thank you enough for finding our absolute dream home. Somehow you looked into our hearts and discerned what we wanted before we even realized it ourselves.
We’d heard raves about you from friends in the area and never for a moment considered working with anyone else. From the beginning, you were our hand holder, mentor, guru, and friend. You combined warmth, compassion and good humor with total professionalism and a meticulous attention to detail.
You got us into a house before it even came on the market. You anticipated every possible obstacle that could arise in our transaction, so that potential problems were solved before we were even aware of their existence. You appealed to the seller’s sense of fairness to come up with compromises that worked for us and them. Most importantly, we were able to relax every step of the way because we knew we were in the hands of a master.
"I am writing this brief note to express my thanks to you for a JOB WELL DONE on the sale of my father’s home in South Pasadena. Your performance was FANTASTIC throughout this process. I consider your efforts to be 1st class on all levels.
You demonstrated extreme professionalism, fine market knowledge,“common sense” and tenacity (which was much needed given today’s market conditions).
I would strongly recommend you to anyone who needs the services of a real estate agent. "
Again, much thanks!
"Where do we begin? First, let us say thank you for the most painless, easy selling experience we have ever had. Second, thank you for the incredible price you secured for our home in the Caltech area of Pasadena.
Danny and I moved to Pasadena eleven years ago when he started in a tenure track position in the Math department at Caltech. Shortly thereafter we purchased our home on Oakdale street. After nine years, we decided Danny would try out a position in England. We needed a team who could find us renters after we'd gone AND be able to coordinate a sale in the event we did not return. We needed a team who could do ALL the legwork and we needed to trust that they would have our best interests at heart throughout the whole process because we weren't going to be there.
Every decision needed to be approved by us- we were in complete control, and we knew you would respect whatever we decided. But by this time we were so confident in our trust for your team that we said yes to everything you suggested. Looking back, this was possibly the most intelligent decision we made in the whole process.
The house went on the market the first week of March, and within a week there were seven offers on it- five at fifty thousand dollars above asking. We were shocked at the excellent result. But this wasn't the end. Since they were all above asking, and all at the same level, you recommended we reject all and ask for the best and final offer. Again, we took your advice. Two dropped out, but the other three went higher. One went fifty thousand higher. There were contingencies, but you suggested we work with the buyers and keep the next highest offer as backup. We did so. The end result was an offer seventy thousand above the initial offered price. In the final hour you managed to get us another ten thousand on top of that just by carefully brokering the deal.
Our admiration and respect for your team is now cemented in our minds. You are what realtors should be- professional, respectful, honest, careful, fast and also caring. No detail was forgotten, no opportunity went unexplored. We are convinced that we got more than the best price we could have expected for our house, and we owe it all to you.
Please again accept our sincere and heartfelt thanks for all of your hard work. You got us an absolutely fantastic result. You even helped us coordinate the last of our things to be moved.
We wish you the best and brightest futures in your practice, though we do not expect you need it. As leaders in the field, you have left the competition far behind years ago."
Danny & Therese Calegari