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About lcartolano

Hello! I am a Real Estate consultant working and living in the California East Bay (Oakland, Alameda, Piedmont, Berkeley area) with my husband and two young boys. I am a transplant from New Jersey and have been living on the West Coast for the last 17 years. I became a Real Estate Consultant because I enjoy working with people, and helping clients find the homes of their dreams, or reap the benefits of their investment in Bay Area real estate. It’s important to me to listen to your needs, provide the highest level of service and follow through on what needs to be done to and help you achieve your real estate goals. e-PRO Certified As more and more consumers begin their search for real estate-related information on the Internet, it is critical that real estate professionals are well educated in the use of technology to the benefit of both the consumer and the agent and/or broker. Realizing the importance of technology training, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) now offers its members the e-PRO certification course -- the only technology certification program offered by NAR. The program is designed to prepare real estate professionals to make the most of Internet technology and to identify, evaluate, and implement new Internet business models. The elite group of course graduates represents only one percent of all REALTORS in the country including Lisa Cartolano of Alain Pinel Realtors. QSC Certified QSC (Quality Service Certification) is a new training program for real estate professionals. It requires agents to follow specific procedures and introduces standards of practice for the benefit of the consumer. When consumers spend significant dollars for a service, they expect consistency, reliability, accountability and responsiveness from that professional service provider. Until now, the absence of service standards in the real estate industry contributed to the inconsistency of satisfaction and value experiences by the home seller and home buyer. Thus the Quality Service Certification program was created to offer greater value to the home buyer and home seller by providing consistent, reliable, accountable and responsive service for every real estate transaction. this service is provided by a Quality Service Certified real estate practitioner. Alain Pinel Realtors is proud to announce its association with Lisa Cartolano. An integral part of Alain Pinel Realtor´s dedication to excellence is the collaboration of high caliber professionals. Lisa Cartolano certainly fits that profile. Lisa brings to APR a wealth of skill, experience and professionalism, and joins a group of distinguished real estate professionals who are all part of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced marketing firm specializing in distinctive properties and estates. Alain Pinel Realtors is dedicated to excellence and our association with Lisa Cartolano is a bright example.

Today we celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr

Today we celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr. for his iconic civil rights activism, who is honored for his contributions to the country and the world. For more information about events throughout the Bay Area, click the link below. … Continue reading

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We are specialized in the Oakland Neighborhoods!

We are specialized in the Oakland Neighborhoods of the Bay Area. Here are some fun facts about the city we call home, Oakland!

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Ellen Diamond and Lisa Cartolano have an incredible 2016!

Ellen Diamond and Lisa Cartolano are the dynamic duo that had an incredible 2016 year for their Home Buyers. Let this team of professional and skilled Real Estate Agents help you find your dream home in 2017. For more information … Continue reading

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The Trump Presidency What Will It Mean for the Housing Market?

A lot has changed since we last wrote. The election is over and Trump is the president elect. No matter your political leanings or beliefs, Trump has laid out some very different ideas and promises that are in contrast to … Continue reading

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Poll Indicates Oakland Residents Favor Growth in Tech Sector and Faster Development

As published in the San Franciso Business Times, a recent poll the reveals many Oakland Residents favor encouraging bringing more of the Tech Sector businesses to Oakland to help simulate the local economy and to promote more development. The poll was … Continue reading

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Google Coming to Oakland

It looks like Google the next Tech company setting their sights on Oakland. As reported in the San Franciso Business Times, Google has signed a lease at the Fruitvale BART transit station. This will be Google’s first Oakland location. According … Continue reading

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Fed Holds Rate Potential Hike in December

On Wednesday the Fed held interest rates where they are “The Committee judges that the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened but decided, for the time being, to wait for further evidence of continued progress … Continue reading

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