"Carrie's core professional capacities for negotiation, diligence, objectivity, and clear communication -- combined with an excellent general business sense -- clearly distinguish her from most agents. She not only helped us identify a real value opportunity in our target area but also helped us close on our first home with an escrow credit.


Once we located our target property, Carrie helped us craft a solid winning bid and negotiation strategy. Moreover, her excellent professional relationship with the home inspector gave us a favorable bargaining position. When we finally got into escrow, we relied extensively on Carrie’s level-headed judgment and insight to help us optimize our position.


Carrie is quite remarkable for her confidence, social grace, and thoughtful human interactions.  In short, she’s just good people. She built a strong rapport with our two-year-old son, which made things that much easier for two working parents. Without reservation, we give Carrie our wholehearted endorsement."


Marciana & Stephen, Oakland




"When we first met Carrie she shared some of her most recent closings, most well over our maximum budget, and so I was nervous that we wouldn’t be worth her effort. This couldn’t have been further from the truth. From our first meeting to the time we closed, Carrie never made us feel like that what we had to spend would make it impossible to find our dream home. She also never showed us homes beyond our means -- something we’d experienced in Marin -- or suggested we settle for anything less than what felt was 100% right.


She gave us incredibly personalized views on why certain neighborhoods would or would not fit our lifestyle. When I sent her a listing we were interested in, she would visit the location herself before sending me her own point of view, each tailored to our particular search criteria. When our first offer wasn’t accepted, she was incredibly supportive, assuring us that our home was out there and to try not to get frustrated. So we continued to look and about 3 weeks later we found what we believe is going to be the perfect home for us!


We couldn’t have done it without Carrie. Well, maybe we could have done it but it wouldn’t have been half us much fun. When and if there comes a time for our next perfect home, we will certainly call on Carrie to help us through that process as well."


Patrick & Debbie, Oakland




"Carrie really took the time to understand what I was looking for, even when that wasn't the most obvious choice. She looked out for my interests and never let the desire to make a sale prevent her from pointing out any flaws or problems she saw, and my home inspector thought she had a good eye. I'm so happy and satisfied with the result -- my own garden condo!"


Ellen, Oakland


"I give my full endorsement to Carrie McAlister, the real estate agent who helped me find the house of my dreams. Carrie patiently walked me (a first-time home buyer) through the process. During the search I was most impressed with how well she listened to my needs regarding location, size, amenities, etc. Carrie was professional, thorough, and a pleasure to work with."


Scott, Berkeley