RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest
Marj Carpenter’s career in real estate began during a time of need. She had to support her family, and she would soon find success in a career she has come to love. Now, with 26 years in real estate under her belt, she has made strides at RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest and her success has been recognized. RE/MAX has awarded her the Lifetime Achievement Award and inducted her in the company’s Hall of Fame. Carpenter was also named one of the best real estate agents in America in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by REAL Trends and Trulia.
She credits her accomplishments to her acute listening skills and her dedication to getting any job done, no matter how difficult. “My clients say I’m nice and I listen. If they have a crazy idea, I do my best to help them accomplish it if it’s really something they decide they want,” she says. “I’m always there when they need me and do everything I can to meet their schedules and their needs.” She also prides herself on her honesty. “I tell them the truth,” she says. “I tell them what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. They might not like it at the time, but they know I only have their best interests at heart.”
Carpenter says one of her proudest accomplishments of 2016 was increasing her business by over 30 percent. “That means I helped another 22 families, a total of 82, and that’s what my business is all about,” she says. Her biggest personal accomplishment of 2016 was being able to bring her children, grandchildren and parents to Puerto Rico for a family vacation. Similarly, she enjoys seeing her clients happy. “I truly think it’s wonderful that I could help so many more people last year. I did it with very little extra help and I still had time off,” she says. “I got to increase time with most of my clients and added going-away parties to the things I do for them. I love it!”