profile pic editedWhy You Should Meet Carolyn Montagu

A broker with some 30 years of experience in residential, commercial and myriad of other investment properties.

A broker who understands your time is part of the investment cost whether you are new to real estate investment, a veteran real estate professional or an investor who has another business to run.

A broker who has broad experience with residential and commercial properties throughout Southern California.

Over the years, Carolyn has handled some $60 Million of transactions, including such notable deals as Brooks Brothers Building, Madison Avenue, N.Y., the sale of Estate homes in Beverly Hills, Industrial Building in Chatsworth, Office over Retail, Canoga Park.

Many of those transactions required strategic solutions, such as listing on the 10th of the month, open escrow on the 20th and closing escrow within 8 days.

Another reason you’ll want to deal with Carolyn Montagu is her ability to provide you with top-flight individuals who are highly skilled in all of the ancillary services required to comply with the plethora of laws which now prevail to name a few:

  • Escrow
  • Hazard Disclosures
  • Insurance
  • Loans
  • Property Management
  • Retrofitting Compliance
  • Title Searches
  • 1031 Exchanges

Some idea of how well regarded Carolyn is can be ascertained from the following remarks of her clients:

“As a practicing attorney, I can choose any real estate professional I wish. I select Carolyn Montagu as it has been a true pleasure working with her in her commercial/industrial real estate practice. Carolyn has always exhibited the highest levels of professional competence. Where there is significant money on the line, Carolyn has proven herself undaunted in pursuit of her client’s best interests. Indeed, Carolyn consistently places her client’s welfare far ahead of any financial consideration involving her firm.”

– R. S. Miller, Esq., Encino, CA

“To whom it may concern:

On behalf of the Harris family of Beverly Hills, this letter is written to commend Carolyn Montagu, who — in her capacity as real estate agent — has provided us with the highest level of professional service.

When our mother, Adaire Harris, passed away in the fall of 2012, we decided to put the family home on the market. After many interviews and much deliberation, we engaged Carolyn and her team from Coldwell Banker to represent us. As it turns out, we clearly made the right decision. This property was a mid-century modern house sitting on a substantial landscaped lot of nearly an acre. Carolyn worked with us to identify an asking price that seemed a bit ambitious, but perhaps achievable in a rising market. Before the property was even advertised, she had reached out to her considerable network to enlist potential buyers. An attractive offer came almost immediately.

The transaction was handled swiftly and professionally, despite the fact that the parties were in Florida, New York, Northern and Southern California at the time. Carolyn was always available and responsive to any questions or challenges. No problem was too daunting for her to handle. Carolyn and her team arranged a financing program that guaranteed our price, yet still enabled us to close in a matter of weeks. This was beneficial from a tax perspective as well. Given the complicated logistics, which Carolyn handled with speed and finesse, we realized how fortunate we were to have her representing us.

We are happy to recommend Carolyn as a seasoned professional of excellent integrity and ability..”

Sincerely yours,
– Diane Harris Brown and Jared Brown, Esq Beverly Hills/ New York

“I found Carolyn to be honest, intelligent, competent, well informed, with great patience and dedication to the needs of her clients. In addition to those merits I mentioned, she clearly demonstrated that our interest was her first priority, even above her own.”

A. Fernandez, Ph.D., Chatsworth, CA

“Carolyn became an invaluable “go-to” person for knowledge and resources. Her responses were most prompt, reliable and I have received many valuable tips from her regarding the local market.”

– D. Ilani, Ph.D., CA

“Carolyn did such a great job selling my house quickly. She worked through this difficult closing so efficiently and professionally. I am grateful for all her hard work.”

– N. Robinson, Actress, Los Angeles, CA

A native New Englander, Carolyn started her career leasing peripheral properties in the entertainment business, rising to controller of Columbia Pictures where she was honored with the “Woman in Business Achievement Award”. Her administrative & transactional expertise then led her to the management of the corporate legal department of R. J. Gordon & Company, an INC 500 company leading in the e-commerce industry.

She started her real estate career with Normand & Associates, George Elkins Commercial, Warner/Jacobson Investment Company; and more recently associated with Coldwell Banker Residential and Commercial Brokerage.

Broadly engaged in the real estate industry, she is a member of the Beverly Hills Board of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, AIR Commercial Real Estate Association and the California Investment Commercial Property Specialists.

If you want to deal with a real estate professional who understands your time is part of the investment cost and can transform your real estate vision to reality, you should meet with Carolyn Montagu.