Carol’s goals match her client’s goals, whether that means simply getting the best price in the shortest possible time or finding value and “fit” for her client. She understands selling or buying a home may be one of the most challenging and difficult experiences her client will face. Carol helps her clients act prudently to achieve their dreams by delivering focused, concise services.
In 2012, Carol was recognized as the number one Realtor in the Winnetka office of Baird & Warner and is ranked in the top 3% of Baird & Warner 1500 agents. A perennial top producer for 34 years, Carol is a lifetime member of the companies top tier Founders Club. Carol holds the “Graduate of Realtors Institute” (GRI) designation as the result of years of class work in advanced real estate education. This background brings her customers a broad range of creative marketing tools, advanced negotiating skills and contract management.
Carol’s command of current technologies enhances the marketing of her listings. In 2001 Carol was one of the first to receive the National Association of Realtors “e-Pro” certification—denoting her knowledge and practical use of current technology resources. Her current focus is learning and applying Social Networking.
An avid photographer, Carol applies this skill by effectively maximizing the internet experience for the 90% of buyers who are using the internet to buy a home. Her exceptional attention to detail combined with her knowledge of the internet reaches the most qualified buyers for a given property.
In 2007 Carol and her team were presented, through the National Association of Home Builders 50-plus Housing Council, the Gold Innovative Marketing Award. Marketing, advertising and preparing a house for market are the cornerstones of Carol’s beliefs in obtaining the best price in the least amount of time.
As a Corporate Relocation Specialist over the past 25 years, Carol has considerable experience with introducing new families to their new community. She identifies the right options and helps ease the emotional and physical transitions—paying close attention to the needs of every family member.
Carol is a former Trustee of Kenilworth Union Church where she chaired the Building and Grounds Committee and is involved with The North Shore Country Day School Benefit Board. A third generation North Shore resident, Carol has a wealth of working knowledge of the surrounding areas. She and her husband, Shawn, moved to Winnetka in 1983 to raise their two children. One daughter is a third generation New Trier High School graduate.
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Carol did a tremendous job selling our house for an excellent price in 33 days in a very difficult market. She recommended and coordinated thoughtful value added improvements which was a tremendous benefit to our family. I highly recommend Carol Hunt for her professionalism, pleasant attitude and dedication to quality service. Jim Riley
“Carol just helped us sell the house she sold us in 1986 in Kenilworth. In this market, it took every bit of her expertise, diligence, and persistence to close on a very complicated sale. If you look up Real Estate Pro in the dictionary, you’ll see Carol’s picture. She’s really that good.”
"Sound, consistent, logical business sense enables Carol Hunt to outline helpful, constructive plans to assist clients in their pursuit of the right fit for a property and its best value. With a lifetime of area familiarity, Carol knowledgeably delivers accurate and objective opinions. I highly value her expertise and proficiency."
--Val Allen Smith, President, Vasco Builders
"Carol Hunt, a continual top producer, is the kind of agent every manager would love to have in his or her office. She is hard-working, committed, driven and a consummate professional. Carol gets the job done, has tremendous rapport with her clients and is never too busy to attend to the smallest detail."
--Laura Ellis, General Sales Manager, Baird & Warner
"We will enjoy our new home for years to come thanks to your efforts! We were very impressed with your suggestion to sell our garage separately from our condo. Due to your creative thinking and negotiating skills we were able to move on with our lives when you put together two separate transactions -- a buyer for the condo and a buyer for the garage. Your patience in finding the perfect house for us, handling the myriad of paperwork and completing three smooth transactions was remarkable."
--Peter & Rachel Lehner
"Carol Hunt is a remarkable agent who provided us outstanding service when we sold our Winnetka home of 18 years. Carol’s seasoned, professional advice incorporated simple decorating and staging changes, marketing that created demand and financial acumen. In the most difficult market conditions imaginable our house sold in 9 days for 95% of asking price. We would recommend Carol to anyone selling on the North Shore."
"As a potential relocating family, Carol Hunt spent two days familiarizing us with schools, villages and life in general on Chicago’s North Shore. Carol‘s depth of knowledge, temperament and individual attention made us feel at ease. Our family left knowing we could make more specific decisions. It was a great experience and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Carol."
YOU DID IT! YOU SOLD THE HOUSE AT A GREAT PRICE!
Thanks so much for your guidance, good judgment and continuous hard work on my behalf. Carol Hunt's unique gifts include creativity in marketing, answering my inexhaustible list of questions, staging the house and predicting the buyer's profile. Your intuition and ability to accurately read people closed the deal. Carol's commitment to excellence and the pride she takes in her job is evident.
Carol Hunt served us in an outstanding way when we sold our Winnetka home. We found her to be a knowledgeable, seasoned, and a very responsive real
estate agent who achieved high-value for our home sale.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen C. Menke