We came to Carmen through a referral from a friend who is no stranger to real estate. We were told among other great things that she was knowledgeable and had an immense amount of integrity. Considering how little we knew about the process or what we wanted versus what we could afford, Carmen not only proved the referral true but, also showed herself to be patient and attentive to our needs. From our very first meeting with Carmen, she helped us understand the process and assured us that she would help us all along the way. With the confidence of knowing we had a great realtor on our side, last spring my fiance and I had one goal – to purchase our first home. At the same time, the demand for housing in Truckee exploded – making our prospects of finding an affordable home seem bleak. While we were well on our way to giving up, Carmen did not. She continued to work with us, and in a surprisingly short few months, found us the perfect home – and it fit our budget! I cannot stress just how grateful we are for Carmen’s hard work and diligence. This market has proven to be very hard for anyone wanting to buy a home right now, and yet she prevailed for us. She was there for us throughout, even after we closed on the home. We will absolutely go to Carmen the next time we or anyone we know want to buy a home. She found success for us in a difficult time, and I am confident that she will find success for anyone that she works with!