“My love of real estate, architecture, and interior developed at an early age - my father was a very successful realtor in Chile and often educated and involved us, the family, in the many aspects of the business. I pursued my dream of being an artist, which I still practice as a way of life, and I believe I bring a heightened sensibility to my profession as a realtor as a result."
In my 9 years helping sellers prepare their homes for sale and buyers find their dream homes – for the beginning chapters of their lives or their golden years – I make it a priority to offer care, thoroughness and dedication to their needs.
"I take it as a great compliment that my clients refer me to their friends and family and always return when they come to buy or sell again. In one of the areas I specialize, I love when the neighbors come to my open houses not because they are selling or buying, but to see me and catch up. This is a great business if you love people. And I do! ”
Roger C /Alameda
"I chose Carolina strictly for her reputation for high sales in my area. After meeting her, I can see why. Carolina is very personable and knowledgeable, but, most importantly, she has integrity. I feel you have to trust your realtor to place your interests ahead of just making a sale and Carolina gains that trust. I was lucky to receive a quick offer and our sales transaction proceeded rapidly and smoothly. Carolina guided and consulted with me on every step and requirement of the sales and closing process and even added her own personal touches to visually enhance my property. I couldn't be happier about how easy everything went. I would certainly ask her to represent me again and recommend her to my friends."
I am writing this letter out of pure thankfulness and appreciation of Carolina Tapia Urzua. Her knowledge of the real estate market in the Bay Area, combined with her professionalism made the sale of my property the easiest business with which I have ever been involved. I literally did no work to sell my property, because Carolina did everything. She suggested the marketing time, displayed knowledge of current market sales, recommended and schedualed staging, and paid attention to all of the details of my open house presentations that she conducted. When offers came in, she investigated buyers financing and recommended sound advise about the quality of the offers. In short, I could not have had better professional representation then Carolina. I cannot thank her enough for all of her work, Sincerely, Virginia K.
Tim & Lydia D./Alameda
Working with Carolina on the sale of our condo was a joy. We chose Carolina initially because of her knowledge and experience, but as we got to know her better we were very impressed with not only her professionalism and dedication, but also with her artistic sense. Not only that, she is personable and fun to work with. She was always accessible, and not only did we not feel neglected in anyway, because of her generosity with her time, we worried that we might be imposing on her too much. We asked a lot of questions and were never disappointed with her suggestions on how to make our home look the best it possibly could. The results confirm that her talents were invaluable. Our condo didn’t even reach the market before we received a bid that far exceeded our best hoped for price. It was the best possible outcome. We think that anyone that chooses to work with Carolina will not be disappointed. We could not recommend Carolina more highly.
Tomasz & Mariela W./Alameda
We recently have bought "our dream home" with the help of this wonderful person, Carolina Tapia. She is a professional with a lot of knowledge about the housing market. She skillfully guided us in a very competitive market, during summer. We couldn’t have done it without Carolina Tapia! Carolina was quick to show us houses even before the open houses which are mostly Saturday and Sundays. She adjusted her schedule to our availabilities. We are really thankful for all the time that she spent with us showing us homes, explaining details and preparing the offers with us. Also, we would like to give Carolina thanks for all her patience that she had with us. My husband was very specific about what he wanted and expected from “our dream house.” She understood that, and how much we were comfortable paying for a house. Thank you so much Carolina you have been a blessing to our lives. We are so happy to have met you!! We want to encourage any home buyer to please consider Carolina Tapia when you are ready to buy your dream home!
Carolina was patient and insightful. She knew the market inside-out. She was also totally honest, even when it meant telling me things I didn’t want to hear—not the most common trait among real estate agents. She never tried to pressure me, never betrayed any impatience over the months we spent fruitlessly looking at houses that were too big, too small, too expensive or just too awful. I was ready to give up; she never did. And if you’re wondering how things ended up, here’s how: In one of the tightest and most hyper-inflated housing markets in all of California, Carolina got us a fabulous house at a great price! What more could you want from a real estate agent?
Yvette & Joe S./Alameda
It was a pleasure being represented by Carolina Tapia-Urzua with Alain Pinel Realty for the sale of our property. Carolina demonstrated knowledge, understanding, patience and maintained constant communication with us. If she did not have the answer she would research it. We highly recommend her and we would ask her to represent us again should the need arise. Sincerely, Yvette & Joe S./Alameda
It has been a pleasure to work with Carolina. I had already worked with two other realtors that I knew personally but the Alameda/Oakland area was not their area of expertise. Fortunately for me, I met Carolina serendipitously at an open house for a condo in Alameda. After a brief exchange, it was obvious that Carolina was both attentive and knowledgeable of the area. What's more, she was very easy to get a hold of, both by phone and email, and in this market, being able to move quickly is a huge advantage. She guided me through the process and with her professionalism and ability to get all parties involved, ultimately helped me with buying my first home! I can't thank her enough and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the Alameda/Oakland area. Plus, her positivity will make what's otherwise a stressful situation to be an enjoyable one! Thanks Carolina!
Sarah & Sergio C./Alameda/San Leandro
Carolina was such a wonderful realtor when we sold our condo, we hired her immediately afterwards to help us buy our house! She was knowledgeable, professional and punctual. She was reachable by phone or email any time we needed to communicate with her. She was a joy to work with and her positivity was so helpful to us during those stressful life transitions. We love our new home. Thank you Carolina. We highly recommend Carolina Tapia! Maybe it sounds funny, but we miss her!