Testimonials

J.C.

Carter was the best to work with! We met Carter through a friend who had just helped sell their condo. We had been thinking about selling our condo as well and finding our next home. Carter met with us and we could quickly tell he was an expert in his field. He made us feel comfortable and confident in his process and strategy for how to sell our condo. We then started looking for our next home and he showed us a wide variety of homes in our price range and desired locations. Carter helped us find the perfect home that checked all our boxes. Finally Carter was able to help us navigate the stressful process of two concurrent transactions. We were very pleased with the end result in both the selling of our condo and purchasing our new home. We would highly recommend Carter and am thankful to have met him.

Buyer

Look no further. You have just come across the best agent you will find. Carter is thoughtful, caring and above all very hard working. The energy Carter spent helping us find our home was unlike anything I had experienced before. Not only does Carter listen to your wants and needs, but he also manages to really understand what your family is looking for. We wanted a unique home and he showed us dozens of homes until we found "the one". Carter does his research and does not hesitate to help you pinpoint the neighborhood and even the street you would like to live on. He always picks up the phone or texts and greets you with a smile. After our remodel is complete, we will surely use Carter to sell our home, and I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling. He is terrific!

Brett T.

I used Carter Kaufman of Compass Real Estate as my buying agent for my recent purchase. I don't take giving a five-star rating lightly. It's obvious to see that he was mentored by great people at Compass Real Estate. He was prompt, professional and meticulous. He was able to make me understand the complicated nature of such a transaction. He returned phone calls, emails, and texts promptly. A bonus with him as well is that during times where I felt stress he was able to break things down into digestible pieces for me as he reassured me all was taken care of. He would say, "this is what you need to do today" and provide me with a task list, so it was easy to understand. Super nice guy too.

Sharon

We think we know what we’re doing, we look at real estate sites, we pretty sure we know what our property/house/condo is worth. Basically, we’re amateurs with a bit of knowledge and a lot of desire to get our price. That’s ok but let a professional like Carter check your work, make connections for you, angle the odds and play the market to your advantage, it's his job, his vocation and his avocation. He’s a very capable well-rounded realtor, a family man and a homeowner, he’s intuitive and calculating, a right/left brain combo that melds to your advantage. Don’t even hesitate to put him on your team. He’s a quality human and more than capable realtor.

White B.

We were lucky Carter knocked on our door 3 years ago. At the time, we were not ready to sell. He kept in touch and was always positive, optimistic and reassuring. Finally, the day came to sell our home. Carter had sold the house down the street from us for the highest price per square footage. He always picked up his phone and was responsive to texts. He is an excellent communicator as well and guided us through the whole process. He got us the price we wanted for our home! Carter is worth every penny and we would hire him again. We highly recommend him.

Seller

The best agent I have worked with, smart and full of energy, a true professional you really need. Carter has a unique way to sell my house quickly and I am also surprised to get a price above my upper expectation, I am able to close my escrow in 30 days with the support of his highly efficient team. Carter is one of the few agents who really understand the real estate market, he definitely will be a success in this highly competitive business.

Brett

Carter was 100% professional. He was very knowledgeable he was prompt when doing diligence on different stages in the process. He is awesome in his own right, it is obvious that he’s been mentored properly by the best in the business. I had such a great experience I hired him a second time. The one house was in escrow for days after we put it on the market. I feel comfortable that if you hire Carter you won’t regret it.

Lisa

Carter is a very hard-working and diligent agent. He didn't just work for me, but with me, to execute a very emotional sale of a family home after the loss of a family member. He listened with respect, and kindness, from the first meeting to the close of escrow, to hear our needs while gently guiding us with his extensive knowledge and expertise. We carefully chose him from a sea of agents, and he exceeded all expectations.

Blaine D.

Wow. What can I say about Mr. Kaufman. He was an extremely motivated and passionate agent. My wife and I were looking for our first home and felt overwhelmed with the process. Carter made us feel at ease and walked us through our home buying experience effortlessly. We located a house on Zillow, which Carter showed us, and he stated that "this home does not check all the boxes". He explained that he felt there was a house, at a better price, that would, in fact, do just that. We were tired of looking, and against Carter's advice, and against our better judgment, we made an offer on that home. We should have listened to him. We felt a bit discouraged when we made an offer on that home and were rejected by the seller. The home was a bit overpriced and the sellers were not willing to negotiate. Carter reassured us that (the house) was out there and we simply had not found it yet. This guy i…

Wow. What can I say about Mr. Kaufman. He was an extremely motivated and passionate agent. My wife and I were looking for our first home and felt overwhelmed with the process. Carter made us feel at ease and walked us through our home buying experience effortlessly. We located a house on Zillow, which Carter showed us, and he stated that "this home does not check all the boxes". He explained that he felt there was a house, at a better price, that would, in fact, do just that. We were tired of looking, and against Carter's advice, and against our better judgment, we made an offer on that home. We should have listened to him. We felt a bit discouraged when we made an offer on that home and were rejected by the seller. The home was a bit overpriced and the sellers were not willing to negotiate. Carter reassured us that (the house) was out there and we simply had not found it yet. This guy is the best in the business. Look no further.

Heather

Carter was our real estate broker as a buyer and a seller. Carter is very knowledgeable, hard-working, honest, fun and extremely motivated. He helped us sell our house and find us the home of our dreams in the perfect neighborhood. He went out and walked the neighborhoods we liked till he found the perfect one that wasn't even listed and with his hard work and determination he was able to get us the house. My husband and I highly recommend Carter Kaufman!

Casey

Carter did an incredible job throughout the process of listing and selling our home. He was always available and consistently provided thoughtful and effective guidance informed by deep knowledge of our neighborhood and the specifics of our home. He is passionate, honest and resourceful and truly cares about helping his client's best interests. Carter is a first-class person and a perfect choice as a real estate broker.

Justine J.

We were so fortunate to have Carter recommended to us when we found out we were relocating to Southern California. Him and his team went above and beyond to find the perfect house for our family. He’s personable, professional, very knowledgeable about the market, and was alway responsive to calls and texts. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home we couldn’t recommend Carter more!

Seller

Highly recommend Carter for his expertise and the professionalism he brings to his work. He is very knowledgeable and very professional to work with. We have worked with Carter on all the properties since moving to Southern California and will definitely continue to recommend him to all our friends and work with him on all future properties.

Jay T.

Carter was the perfect professional agent to sell our home in Laguna Beach in record time. We had multiple offers prior to MLS being live. The home sold for a record price per square foot. He was very informative and understanding of our needs and concerns. The party that bought our home was very impressive as well. Call Carter now!

Jennifer D.

Carter and his team sold our home at top price in one week! He made the process smooth and easy and always kept us informed about every process along the way. I am so happy with the service provided and the price the house sold at. Thanks Carter!

Celina C.

Carter is a sincere, hard-working, passionate and trustworthy agent. He was a referral from a friend and now he’s become our friend. He made our dream house a reality! We would never hesitate to refer him to a friend or family member.

Bill

Carter is an impressive professional, very attentive to detail, a creative problem solver and will make your real estate transaction experience a pleasure. He has exceptional character and will make it happen.

Leah N.

Carter did a great job helping us sell our house. We had several offers and felt confident in his abilities to work with us and our buyers to get the deal done.

Kevin

Incredibly patient, persistent and always in communication throughout the process. Carter makes selling a home an enjoyable process. Highly, highly recommend.

Dave M.

Very diligent and attentive, actively involved in promoting and negotiating the sale of the property. Attended to every need that arose during the process.

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Ranked in the Top 1% of agents in Orange County by annual sales volume, Carter has received accolades for his sales production both locally and regionally. In his first year as an agent, he was recognized by his brokerage as "Rookie of the Year” for being the region's top producing first year agent out of 3500 new agents.

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