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The following are some unsolicited comments from our clients, prospects, and business relationships. We welcome your feedback.

“With Thanks for your Kindness, Carla   A simple act of kindness has a beauty all its own…Your thoughtfulness made this process more doable and that meant a lot in those moments of frustration.  Thank you.”  –  Sheila and GG, Sellers, Village Montgomery, The Villages Golf & Country Club

My husband and I recently bought our first home thanks to Carla. She was a pleasure to work with, attentive, patient, organized, sincere, the list goes on…. Despite her busy schedule, she always responded to us in a timely manner. I’ve always heard that house hunting was extremely stressful but I feel that Carla helped ease our stress with her professionalism and knowledge. Even after we purchased our home, she has continued to show us generosity. It really shows how much she cares for her clients. We would not hesitate to recommend Carla to buy or sell a new home! – Raymond and Choua Wu,  Santa Teresa Golf Course area, San Jose

Carla of B & A Realtors did a GREAT job helping my father-in-law find his dream home at the Villages! My father-in-law  who just retired from Lockheed was looking for GOLF and Senior events and wanted a realtor who knows the Villages well. Carla went above and beyond! I would refer Carla to all of my family and friends! – Judy Mullen, Realtor with the New Home Company

I met Carla many years ago when we were both active in the Association of Executive Saleswomen.  Last fall when I wanted to learn more about The Villages, Carla arranged a fantastic tour of the facilities and showed me some great homes that were for sale.  She is very knowledgable about the area and was able to tailor the tour to my needs. – Kate Griffin, Redwood City, CA.

Carla, you were wonderful. The paperwork was well organized and you kept the process moving so that we closed within 20 days as promised. I now go to sleep with the sweet lullaby of the frogs and wake up to the cute baby mallard’s and goslings under the fountain off my bedroom window. I LOVE where I live and thank you for finding this marvelous place for me. — Beth McCracken, Village Hermosa , The Villages Golf & Country Club

Carla,  You are everything a person could hope for in managing a transaction, respecting your clients wishes, organizing a process and beyond that into warm kindness and thoughtfulness and friendship.    We don’t know how to thank you enough for all that you did for us. – Jerry and Lucy PoushoVillage Del Lago, The Villages Golf & Country Club.

Carla, I can’t thank you enough for the work you did above and way beyond what any realtor is expected to do. This was a difficult property, with difficult circumstances, and you took those difficulties head on and smoothed the waters. You earned every penny of your commission. I also appreciated the constant communication I had with you, keeping me informed every step of the way. If I have another property to sell in the San Jose area I will definitely be calling you. – Sandra Hill, Fidicuary Agent for a property in Village Hermosa, The Villages Golf & Country Club

If you are in need of a savvy, tenacious, “don’t take no for an answer” real estate agent who really knows what she’s doing, call Carla Griffin.  I was in a real fix, living in another state and unable to travel right away, when my mother suddenly passed away and it turned that her condo at The Villages was within days of a foreclosure by her reverse mortgage company.  Carla was so highly recommended to me by a friend of my mother’s that I called her right away, and she stepped in like a little dynamo and took charge of the situation.  Not only did she save my mother’s condo from foreclosure and get it immediately on the market, she helped me deal with other aspects of the very complicated estate situation I was left with, far beyond the normal boundaries of a real estate agent’s responsibilities.  Carla got that condo sold on an “as is” basis for more than we expected possible, under very stressful circumstances and in a fluctuating market, in record time.  If you don’t call Carla Griffin you’ll never know what you missed out on. – Carla vonLinsowe,  heir Seller, Village Hermosa, The Villages Golf & Country Club

You gave me great advice every step of the way, you negotiated a great price on my condo, and you were responsive all the time…I never felt like other clients or business would impact on your attention to me.    I thank you, Carla, for everything that you have done to facilitate my downsizing and smooth move to Southern California. – Don Brand, Seller, Village Verano, The Villages Golf & Country Club

Thank you.   I saw some beautiful wild turkeys on the golf course right outside our back window and the deer are really something!    I am looking forward to the birds in our trees and at our back window.     You were correct – it is very quiet, serene, and peaceful here.    We Love it! – Mike and Colleen Kelley, Village Verano, The Villages Golf & Country Club

I want to Thank Carla Griffin for assisting me through a very difficult time in my life when my sister passed away and only left a TOD deed to the property.    My sister passed before she had recorded the Deed but within 60 days of signing and having it notarized.    We got the Deed recorded and with Carla’s assistance, she found us a very knowledgeable Title Officer and Real Estate agent who knows the area to prepare the property for sale as I was named as the Beneficiary and live out of state.   Thanks again to Carla for her expertise and guidance in this transaction. – Arpa Haney, Beneficiary

I had been advised by a Senior Resource Services (SRS) volunteer that I needed a valuation of my property at the time of my husband’s death to have for a stepped-up basis on the value for my CPA and Trust Estate Attorney.     She referred me to Carla Griffin and Carla produced the most professional report for the Opinion of Value.    I offered to pay her and she said “there is NO charge.  This is my way to give back to the community and it is a pleasure to assist the residents of The Villages.”   I can’t thank Carla enough for this report!  – Marion Logie, Trustee
“I am proud to thank my Realtor, Carla Griffin for her thoughtfulness over the few years that I have been a resident.     Carla sends annual Anniversary cards, delivers Poinsettas at Christmas time and this year after the passing of my husband, she prepared the formal property evaluation report for my stepped-up tax basis AND connected me to the services of the volunteers at the Senior Resource Services.   I am very pleased with every aspect of my relationship with Carla and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking residency in The Villages.” Dorthy Staehs, Village Highland, The Villages Golf & Country Club
It would be a mistake to not consider Carla Griffin if you’re looking to buy or sell in The Villages.  Dave Burckhard,  PicturePoint On-line, San Jose

Carla, I just wanted to thank you for all the things you did to help me get my new home.    I am so excited to be your new neighbor.” – Donna Quartaro, Village Hermosa, The Villages Golf & Country Club

“We engaged Carla to sell my mother’s place since she was so helpful when we bought 6 years earlier.  Choosing Carla for the sale was an easy decision because she is uniquely knowledgeable about Villages’ properties.  Carla was professional, helpful all the way through, and ultimately got the job done!  She even arranged for a mobile notary so my mother could sign the papers without having to go anywhere!    Thank you Carla!” – Ken and Janice Shaul, Village Montgomery, The Villages Golf & Country Club

“Before relocating 2500 miles away, the keys to my condo were handed to Carla with confidence that all would go well and my condo would be prepped and sold.    Carla saw that my home was painted and staged and then on January 28th it went on MLS.   On February 20th I was signing a purchase offer and on March 13th we closed.    In less than two months my condo went from going up for sale to sale closing, and all while I was on the other side of the country. Carla handled every aspect of the transaction start to finish. I couldn’t be more pleased with Carla’s professionalism and her caring and concern.  Thank you Carla!” – JoAnn Sidgreaves, Formerly of Village Cribari, The Villages Golf & Country Club

“Carla is a consummate Professional. Very knowledgeable and eager to help all parties achieve the outcomes each is looking for.”  – Don Crozier,  Crozier Mortgage Team, Cupertino, CA.
Wow Carla, I think it looks great!  The painters did a great job, love the colors.  Looks very clean, so cleaners did great too!  I love the staging, very sophisticated.  Photography is good, especially that first shot of the bathroom, wow.   Thank you for coordinating all of this work for us.
-D & J Hamilton (new listing in Village Montgomery)
Dear Carla, We really appreciate all that you have done on our behalf.    Your coming by and dropping off the face masks was so very nice and again it speaks volumes about the person you are.         May you be richly rewarded for what you do on behalf of others.    Love, Clifford and Frances WhiteVillage HighlandThe Villages Golf & Country Club
“Carla has been the best realtor for any of our clients who are interested in The Villages and looking for an independent yet social new home. She comes highly recommended.” –  Kaye Sharbrough, Senior Seasons, Inc., Woodside, CA.