I've been party to a lot of home purchases in my life, and worked with some outstanding (and some less outstanding) realtors. Carla stood out as one of the best for several reasons: 1. She has a depth and breadth of knowledge that is pretty remarkable. From deep structural knowledge about housing construction and systems, to survey and local ordinances, to a designer's eye that can help you see what's possible, she was able to inform home evaluations in ways that were smart and insightful. 2. She is respected by her peers. Her reputation among local realtors, and relationships with many of them (some going on decades), means that I got priority access to listings that weren't even on the market yet. Carla's peers love her, and I benefited from it. 3. She's honest, because her reputation depends on it I suppose, but I think moreso because that's the kind of person she is. She never pushed unnecessarily, was always patient, and would caution me appropriately on properties that I wasn't being level-headed about. Perfect example: She toured one house while I was out of town (and sent me a full video tour of her visit), and pointed all the details that she felt indicated why the house wasn't constructed well. This review could go on for pages, but I think those highlights are probably enough to paint a suitable picture. In an era where there are a lot of realtors who are willing to accept decreased commissions to create volume, Carla is epitomization of the phrase "you get what you pay for"