“Real estate is like solving a puzzle. I enjoy learning my client’s needs and piecing those needs together with the right home.”
After living in 11 unique places, including eight states and three counties, I haven’t given up my love of travel, but I’ve found my forever home in Atlanta.
I landed in the South while earning my fashion design and merchandising degree and then started a three-decade career, which included owning a small clothing manufacturing company, operating a design showroom, and acting as a sales rep and freelancer for various retailers.
In 2017, it was time for a career change. I became connected with Marc [Takacs] through our volunteer work with East Atlanta Strut and jumped out of my comfort zone, earning my real estate license, and joining the team. Real estate is a great fit for me. I enjoy new challenges and getting to know people and understanding their interests and desires. Then it becomes all about matching their needs and wants with the perfect home for them. As a newer agent, I appreciate that I have a team of real estate veterans behind me that I can always call on to answer questions or bounce ideas off of. It’s allowed me to quickly grow as an agent and to learn the nuances of the business.
In addition to real estate, I’m heavily involved in the East Atlanta community, serving as the hospitality chair for Strut, as a committee head for the East Atlanta Business Association, and an editor for Porch Press, a neighborhood newspaper. I practice yoga daily, currently am working on two novels, and I occasionally submit my work into flash fiction contests.
For me, it’s all about relationship building. I have a desire to meet and help people and I can’t wait to work with you!
“Carlen was a constant bright light throughout our entire buying experience. She maneuvered very well during the pandemic by showing us houses virtually until we found ones we wanted to visit in person. Once we found our house, she worked closely with the seller’s agent to ensure that our interests were met and the deal remained compliant. I would highly recommend Carlen. She’s engaged, enthusiastic and accessible. We are lucky to have met her!!!”
“Carlen is very good at listening to my needs and helping me find the perfect place. I am very happy with her service and always being available. I liked that she knew the area so well. Very friendly and so nice to be around.”