Real Estate Broker/Owner
Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor
Thousand Oaks, CA
A Cornerstone of Integrity & Professional Drive for Results! Carmela is an ethical California Real Estate Broker with a strong work ethic, determination & a record of delivering exceptional results.
Get to know Carmela Jacobs
Carmela Jacobs is an ethical California Real Estate Broker with a strong work ethic, determination and a record of delivering exceptional results. Serving the community since 1990 she is the Founder of Carmela Realty, Cornerstone Community Real Estate LLC and The Carmela Jacobs Real Estate Group.
With a seasoned 29 year veteran in your corner, you’ll have the clear advantage. As a full-time Realtor® she counsels wisely, negotiates fiercely and can walk you through the complexities of selling or buying your home.
As a full service Brokerage our team is dedicated to serving clients in Ventura County, Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas. We have helped hundreds of families make the right move. Specialties include: relocation, home sales, luxury listings, hyper-local markets (Ventura County, Los Angeles County) and Global investors.
Carmela is involved in building a strong community, she supports and volunteers for the following causes: Teen Challenge, NEW Economics for Women, 1ST time buyers Wish Program, Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, World Impact- The Oaks Camp and Operation Gratitude.
YOUR REFERRALS SAVE LIVES! FROM EVERY ESCROW WE CLOSE ON YOUR BEHALF, FUNDS ARE DONATED IN YOUR HONOR TO VARIOUS CHARITIES. Our mission is to make you our raving fan for life.
✰ Sellers: FREE Escrow fee, when we represent you and successfully close escrow on your home. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.
✰ Buyers: FREE 13 month Home warranty, when we represent you and successfully close escrow on the purchase of your home. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.
✰ Customer Perks: FREE annual broker opinion of your home value.
✰ Out of area Realtors and Real Estate Brokers, generous referral fees are paid to licensed Realtors/Brokers upon close of escrow.
Carmela's passions include her faith, family, friends, clients and pets.
DRE Real Estate Broker License 01103369 Achieved by only 15 percent of all licensed agents in California. Certifications: E-certified®2, Relocation Broker, REO Specialist, BPO Specialist, HAFA Specialist, New Casa Certified Referral Agent and NACA referral Agent.
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Certifications: E-certified®2, Relocation Broker Certified, HAFA Specialist, and New Casa Certified Referral Agent and Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America Referral Agent.
Affiliations: MLS, CSMAR, CAR, NAR and AREAA.
Millionaire's Club, Outstanding Customer Service, Top Sales Agent.
Real Estate, Sellers, Short Sales, Relocation, REO, First Time Home Buyers, Single Family Homes, Listings, Luxury Home Sales, New Home Sales, Negotiation, Honesty, Integrity, Responsiveness, Social Networking, Knowledge of real estate market, High Organizational Skills, Bilingual-English/Spanish, Friendly Personality, Contract Negotiation, Neighborhood Knowledge, Creative Problem Solving, Assertiveness, Time Management, Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Hyper-local marketing, Knowledge of purchase process, International Relocations, Thinking Outside The Box, Customer Service Oriented, Global Marketing, International Real Estate, Community Advocate, Sales Management, Team Management, Timely Decision Making, Social Media Marketing, Loan Origination, Employee Training, Mortgage Underwriting, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Youth Mentoring, Notary Signing Agent, Investment Properties.
Testimonials for Carmela Jacobs
My husband and I bought a 4-plex and were blessed to have Carmela by our side the whole way. She carefully guided us through all the ins and outs of the process. This was our 1st time buying a home and Carmela made sure that we fully understood everything. She is someone who truly cares about you and what's best for your family. I can't say enough good things about her. The smartest thing we ever did was putting our trust completely in Carmela during the whole process. I'll break it down into categories below so I don't miss any details:
With Carmela's guidance we purchased a 4-plex in a very popular up and coming area. Carmela knew exactly what the local rents were and potential money coming into the area. Knowledge of local community and development plans, plus upcoming events such as the Olympics that will bring value and revenue to community.
Carmela was available via cell, text and email around the clock. She would always quickly respond, could answer all my questions and was ALWAYS pleasant. She consistently sent us new properties to check out and there were many times I called her at the crack of dawn.
Carmela walked us through the home buying process from A-Z. She also gave us tips to make our offers stand out, providing examples of intro letters to the seller. Our winning bid had a lot to do with the letter we wrote the seller. The property held a sentimental value to the seller and the letter we wrote touched her. Carmela didn't hesitate and went to bat for us with our lender and convinced the seller to give us more time, after lender denied our loan. She supported us by following up with service providers; lenders, termite co, home inspectors, insurance, etc.,
Carmela was able to negotiate and get us the WINNING BID against 17 other offers, down to 3 multiple offers, one of our competitors was even an investor with a CASH offer. She then went on to negotiate another vacant unit in addition to the vacant studio in a Rent Control area!!!! She was also able to keep escrow going after the cancellation of out first contract. Carmela is a real-estate genius and kept us 2 steps ahead of the seller at all times and was always thinking outside the box to get us into our dream home. In the end she was able to save us $10k in sellers credits and had the seller pay 2k for our title policy.
Carmela is a knowledgeable, kind and patient realtor who made our dream come true by helping us buy our first house. She helped us overcome many obstacles in the process, and to stay focused on our goal. I would highly recommend Carmela and her company to anyone looking to purchase or sell a house.
Carmela was truly a pleasure to work with! She helped us sell our investment property quickly and easily even though we live over 100 miles away. She exceeded our expectations and was always there for us when we had a question or concern. We highly recommend her and we'd love to work with her again in the future as soon as an opportunity arises.
Carmela sold my Aunts house. She was amazing. Very thorough, knowledgeable, honest and so helpful. She made everything run so smoothly. She went above and beyond. I’ve dealt with many real estate agents including family members in the business and she was by far the best I’ve ever had dealings with. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a great agent. What an absolute pleasure she was to deal with. Thank you for taking such good care of Sherry. She sold her house within 2 days of it being listed. She’s amazing!
I am so grateful to have had Carmela at my side through one of the largest purchases of my life. As a first time home buyer, the real estate process, forms, documents and deadlines were often daunting and confusing. Carmela does a great job of guiding, supporting and advocating for her clients, every step of the way. Carmela also looks for every opportunity to negotiate on behalf of her clients. Not only is she sweet, kind and approachable but also a tough and thorough negotiator.
In my case, Carmela not only helped obtain a fair price for my HOI but also helped with seller concessions such as credits, additional monies towards repairs, an owners title policy to protect me and an additional warranty which amounted to close to $30,000 in savings, if not more.
Carmela is also a great resource, advisor and support, she was on call to take care of anything that came up, listened to me vent, is responsive even when on vacation and was my go to person for vendors, inspectors, and more affordable insurance companies. Carmela also knows when and who, to escalate issues to when they arise.
I highly recommend Carmela!! I couldn't imagine this first time home purchase, let alone a purchase of a triplex without her. I am forever and eternally grateful.
"Let me share with you an excerpt from a heartfelt appreciation letter I wrote to Ms. Carmela Jacobs a few days after I received the keys to residence: Carmela, Here you are, so successful, selling gorgeous multi-million dollar homes, yet you freely give back to the larger community through serving folks like me, who came across unavoidable lífe obstacles and needing access to a non-profit mortgage lender to purchase a very small, one bedroom little unit. Carmela, you always presented yourself wíth a beautiful blend of high-end class and humility, with genuine approach-ability, respect and just an authentically sweet spirit. You made me feel like I was purchasing a multi-million dollar home. Your skill and expertise as a Real Estate Agent is phenomenal! Your negotiation skills, knowledge and concise articulation, blended so well at those times whích called for pushing hard, and the combination always got results. Yet overall, your communication style, even when firm emphasis was needed, was never without a calm, respectful delivery. What a pro!! Other agents could learn from you. You never, ever spoke a negative word about anyone. To the contrary, you offered balance toward the other, even when they were not there to hear. You just kept clothed in Integrity, diligently working hard toward the mark. Never once, did you not return an email, call or text. To summarize, Carmela, you are a truly outstanding Real Estate Agent! You operate your own successful company, selling high-end multimillionaire dollar homes, and yet offer your personal expertise without respect to socio-economic status. You present yourself at all times wíth a respectful decorum, with knowledge and skill wrapped ín experience and tied with professionalism. You are genuinely approachable and humble, yet are quite savvy and formidable in your emphatic artículatíon of facts when called for and patiently stand strong in truth, with poise. You were like a close friend, whom I could trust..."
Thank you for all your hard work and for helping us accomplish our dream of becoming home owners. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, may God bless you!
Maria and Natalie07/06/2016
NACA referred us to our real estate agent Carmela Jacobs. She really understood the process and went above and beyond to help us find a home and navigate the purchase process. She really was a godsend. She was patient with us and worked with our busy schedules. There was one day where she put up with us to see 11 homes. She also worked with us through the entire purchasing process. We couldn't have had a better person in our corner.
Thank you for all of your assistance with Via Olas. You were outstanding! If we had friends we would recommend you! So you will have to settle for recommendations to random strangers.
In addition, we wanted to thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Thanks to Carmela, I had my homeownership dream come true.