I'm a Canadian born real estate agent living and working in the greater Phoenix area. I'm a permanent resident of Arizona and became a REALTOR because I love looking at houses and I'm passionate about helping people make the right move whether they are buying or selling a home.
I am working with Homesmart, a brokerage based in Phoenix, Arizona, with offices throughout the Valley of the Sun.
A short tour of Goodyear, AZ
My specialty in working with buyers is to find out what they're looking for and finding it for them. I try to get to know my clients by asking questions, paying attention to their reactions whenever we look at properties, keeping track of their likes and dislikes, and through detailed follow up and communication.
Because I am Canadian and have purchased homes in both Canada and the U.S. I can be especially helpful to Canadian buyers looking for homes in the Phoenix area. There are some differences in the terminology during the buying and selling process and working with someone who can explain things can be very comforting.
First time home buyers, new construction home buyers, winter home buyers, or any home buyers, the key is to listen, learn, and then work to find the right home and make adjustments along the way. Always keep clients informed. Sometimes, even the fact that there is no news is news.
The same principals apply to working with sellers in terms of communication and trust. Find out what is best for the seller and make it happen. I use all the latest technology including photos and videos, to give the home as much exposure as possible throughout the web including the MLS, social networking sites, craigslist, zillow, trulia, realtor.com, etc.
|Carol was great right from the start! She was always willing to meet with me anytime around my busy schedule. She replied to all correspondence promptly. This was my first time buying a home and, her help and knowledge made it very easy. I would highly recommend Carol Semkew!|
|"Carol has helped my family for almost a year. From start to finish the process was very easy on my end having her updating and explaining the process. She is very reliable; more than I thought she would. Meeting us in the evening or even on Sundays. Driving, getting lost in the middle of nowhere just to let see homes. I really couldn't find anything to not like. She did everything in her power for the long process of a short sale to go smoothly. When the paperwork finally went through and all was said and done she even bought us a welcome home gift. I still keep in touch just for updates and how things are going. She is a great person and realtor. Later down the road if I need help again she will be the first one I contact. I will recommend her to anyone buying or selling their home. Thanks Carol."|
|I just would like to say thank you to our realtor for helping my family find our dream home. It was quite a journey but she was great throughout the whole process! Carol always kept me updated and was there to answer any questions my husband and I had. She was great working around my hectic schedule. Carol made us feel like we were the only people she was working with. She is very patient, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to refer Carol Semkew to anyone! Thank you Carol, for an amazing experience!|
|“Thank you again for all your efforts and time that you have put in. I'm so grateful for you being willing to work with a "newbie."… You have been fantastic and when the time comes in a few years to sell this house you will be my first call!”|
Helping Buyers and Sellers Make the Right Move