Elaine Murphy Carlson is by far the best realtor! Over the years we have purchased and sold multiple homes.  The last two homes with the help of Elaine were the best experience and outcome.  She handles all the intracies of both home sales and purchases with expertise. Her advise about sales price and purchase offers resulted in a top dollar sale and a below market purchase. Elaine is the consummate professional - knowledgeable, thorough, responsive, and sharper than the competition!

Linda Kaminski 
We can't recommend Elaine highly enough. She is a true professional. As first time home buyers, we know nothing about buying a house. Elaine guided us through every step of the way with skill and attention to detail. Her knowledge of the process and the area were invaluable. Elaine went above and beyond our expectation.  She helped us find the right lender, went with me to the city to pull records, set up inspections, even lined up contractor estimates so we know what our exposure was.  We would have been lost without her! Even more important than Elaine's experience is her acharacter.  From the first day we met her, she demonstrated high ethical standards. We trust her 100%. Elaine is prompt, courteous, and kind.  She listened and gave us time. We never felt rushed.  Elaine made us feel like we were most important people and that finding the perfect home was the most important thing to her. Thank you Elaine!!!
Jinny and Erik 
Elaine did an excellent job with our trust sale considering the two parties of the trust were not entirely cooperative.  She went over and above what was needed to achieve a successful sale.
Elaine is a consummate professional. Her integrity and personal ethics stand out particularly to us.  She is a role model for other professionals.  She is intuitive and anticipates the needs of her clients.  She made us feel we were her only priority during the sale - that is a gifted professional.
Elaine Carlson is not only a true professional agent, but she will quickly become a lifelong friend.  I will always remain indebted to her for guiding me through some unfamiliar situations.  Her warm manner will make you feel comfortable at every level.  She has only your interests at heart.  I recommend her highly for going beyond the scope of her profession in delivering only top quality service.
Mrs. Potampa 
When selling a home you have lived in for 20 years, emotions, sentiments and complication run high, and no one can help you more than Elaine Carlson. Elaine executes with an excellent sense of timing, judgement and sensitivity for the seller.  She got two contracts on my home in less than a week. Definitely put Elaine at the top of your list in choosing a Realtor to sell you home or buy a new one.
Jim Schwartz 
Elaine's knowledge and experience definitely makes her #1 in my book. Her personal attention to detail in every matter regarding the sale of my family home made me, as Trustee feel assured that I made the right choice. She is truly the best in her field.
Pat Skelton
Elaine was awesome! Very personable, friendly, knowledgeable and on top of it. She took what could have been an awful experience, a great one.

Elaine Carlson was very helpful and made this sale a very pleasant experience.

Elaine is the best agent we have worked with. She was responsive, honest, and always had our interest foremost in her mind. There is no one better!

Mike & Keri

Elaine is very professional and never pushy- very important to us. She also is a genuinely nice person - we enjoyed working with her a lot and would definitely recommend to anyone.

Rita & Hans

Our sales associate was extremely thorough every step of the way. We were so happy she was on our side and looking out for us though all our transactions.

Marie & Paul
Elaine was most helpful, knowledgeable and patient.  I was dealing with the sale of a home for a trust and she helped make it as smooth and effortless as possible.

You have been a delight to work with and entrusting you with the sale of our family home is one of the best decisions I have made! I so appreciate you!

Donna Deyo
Elaine has been our realtor multiple times and I have been totally impressed with the whole experience with her.  In fact I shared my experiences with her as an example of what Customer Experience should be like.  She makes it very personalized. For many of us, buying a home is an emotional process. She took the time to really understand our needs, and her patience in the process was remarkable.  We kept on changing our mind a lot. She provided all the required information, while giving us space to get clarity on what we really wanted.  She asks a lot of questions early on so she can narrow the search, without overwhelming us. Most of all she is always on top of everything, from the start to the end and beyond.  She really made the process as seamless as possible, not only for closing the deal, but also in getting us settled into the new place, providing all the additional resources, support and references in the new neighborhood. SHE IS WONDERFUL!!! - Vanita

Elaine Carlson is the most personable and professional realtor we have ever worked with over the years. She knows the business and does whatever it takes to ensure all parties are satisfied with the transaction. She is fantastic!

Carol Smith
Elaine was very thorough every step of the journey.  She asked me many initial questions to be sure that she understood what I was looking for. I came in from out of town and after only two Saturdays of looking at homes with her, she happened to talk to an agent that had a home that was not even on the market yet. Not only did she arrange to have me see the home early, but she negotiated a fair price that left all parties happy with the transaction. She was extremely informative in reading and explaining the HOA rules as well as many other documents. I was pleasantly surprised when she asked to accompany me to sign the final closing documents. She clarified all of my many questions and made sure that I understood everything I was signing.  She is the most detail oriented agent I have ever worked with.  I would definitely recommend her.
Thorough, knowledgeable, flexible, patient, excellent communicator.  I will recommend her above all others to anyone buying or selling on the peninsula. 

We set our standards very high. We interviewed 6 other agents. Elaine was by far the best prepared and produced the most professional package. We would not hesitate to use her services again.

Erik Andrews

Elaine Carlson was extremely professional and made the entire buying process a breeze. She often went out of her way to accomodate buyer’s needs even when it was not related to actual transaction. Her follow ups were immaculate, and calls were promptly returned. Thank you for all your hard work!

Raj and Meena

Elaine was an indispensable help in assisting me to sell my parents’ house. For me, a major concern was selling an older house that was not mine. There were many extra things to take care of in relation to selling the house. Elaine was always there to take care of all of my concerns and mediate with the buyer. She was always professional and her attention to detail and follow up was always exceptional. I would recommend her to anyone considering selling or purchasing property.

Russell Barclay
We have sold several properties as well as leasing one with Elaine carlson and she is spot on. She is highly organized, know the area and works very hard. We would definitely use her services again.

Elaine Carlson helped us put our house on the market at the exact right moment and at the appropriate asking price. While other houses didn’t sell and hadn’t sold, we had offers above asking price before the open house. She knew what we needed to do to get the house ready to sell. We are so grateful for her management of the details and clear presentation of the facts we needed in order to make decisions. We couldn’t have had a better experience selling our house.

Susie and Steve Willigrod

Elaine was so great when I was looking for a place for my brother. She was very nice and efficient, thorough and friendly. She was so understanding and that made me feel I was dealing with a real friend rather than a business transaction. I appreciated her energy, understanding and help.


We just want to thank you for making the house buying process as easy as possible. You are more than what we expected. Thanks for your good communication with us. We are happy with our first house and we couldn’t have done it without your help. Hoping to do business with you again in the future.

Sharon and Emery

Elaine Carlson went far beyond expectations to assist and complete this time-intensive sale and close.

Mike Zamloch

We had an excellent experience with Elaine as our agent. She always listened and was extremely professional. She continually put our interest first. I recommend Elaine to those looking for the ultimate realtor.

Cindy and Mike Southgate

I appreciated Elaine’s attention to detail and strong negotiating skills. I am so happy in my new house and am thankful for her expertise.

Karen Osterstock

Elaine gave me dependable, well researched information that allowed me to make many decisions from afar. She is responsible, conscientious and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.

Mary Braheny

Elaine is wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, professional and very gifted in her craft. She is top of the tier in her field.

Alison Blasko

AWESOME from beginning to end!

Paul & Marie Murphy

She was great! The best in all regards.

Jennie Dottore

My primary reason for selecting my sales associate was my agent’s well done Internet blog which not only discusses sales, but provides useful information about events and living in the area.

Kiersten Darrow

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