Carolyn Aarts Keddington's success in the real estate business is derived from her intense desire to help people find what they are looking for. Her commitment to clients and her in-depth knowledge of schools and neighborhoods only contribute to her ability to provide the most rewarding transactions. Her top priority as a real estate professional is a smooth and comfortable experience for her clients, and she ensures this by making herself available at all times.
Carolyn was raised in Palo Alto in a real estate family. Her father was a broker in the Palo Alto area for thirty years, actively involved in the real estate community and working as President of the Board of Realtors. She knew early on that she wanted to be a part of the real estate community, but more importantly, the community at large. After attending The University at Berkeley, Carolyn moved back to the midpeninsula area where she fulfilled her goal as an active member of the community.
From 2001 to 2015, Carolyn relocated to Newport Beach where she started selling real estate in 2005, closing $15 million in her first three years.She is thrilled to be back in Silicon Valley, and has been working side-by-side with Colleen Foraker, a top producer in the area. Their areas of concentration include Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley and Los Altos. When Carolyn is not busy selling real estate, she enjoys time with her husband, Michael and their four grown children. In her free time she enjoys running, playing tennis and is an active member volunteering with the Garden Club of Palo Alto.
We met Carolyn in April 2019 when we knew we would be relocating from Switzerland to the Bay Area. She spent two afternoons with us exploring Menlo Park and San Carlos and made us feel welcome to the peninsula. She even had a nice gift for our 10 year old! She helped us decide on San Carlos and Shelley returned in June to secure a rental. Carolyn set up rental visits both private and on the rental real estate market. In July 2019, our family relocated to the rental that Carolyn helped find. After a few months we started going to open houses and when we were ready Carolyn was happy to show us new properties in our area. We had very specific desires, and Carolyn was super patient and arranged for a lot of house viewings. Especially during the pandemic time, Carolyn has been very accommodating showing us houses when we asked. Now we have finally found our new home thanks to Carolyn's efforts and advice and we are very pleased with the whole process. We highly recommend working with Carolyn Keddington on finding your new home." -Shelley and Friedrich
We were so lucky to work with Carolyn as our real estate agent. Carolyn answered our all questions via text, call and email, and was very quick to respond on any day of the week. As first time buyers with 30 day close window we needed lots of guidance. Carolyn guided us through the complete process from start to finish, and reminded us of what to look out for. She looked out for our best interests and understood our needs and wishes. We can't stop raving about how supportive and helpful Carolyn was in helping us find and close on our perfect home. If we choose to move again one day we'll be reaching out to Carolyn again!" - Stephany & Chris