Carrie Goodman, Realtor

Better Together Group, @properties Christie’s International Real Estate

Throughout her career, Carrie Goodman has lived and worked in the Chicagoland area and uses that detailed knowledge to benefit clients. Goodman says, “I’ve always been a community-minded person, so I learned a lot about where I lived and got involved where I could.” She was a long-time resident of Buffalo Grove, a current resident of Arlington Heights, and has also lived in Morton Grove and Wheeling, leading to her expertise in the north and northwest suburbs.

Goodman is a certified negotiation expert, which is useful as she helps clients find their first homes, downsize or upsize. She also has experience in the mortgage and title end of the business. No matter what she is juggling, her clients sense that they are important to her. She is always patient and honest. She listens deeply and is attuned to emotions and stress. “If you asked my clients what they thought of me, I think the first thing that would come to mind would be patience,” she says.

Her empathy and intuition have led to great success in her 11 years as a Realtor. In 2017, she won the coveted Road to the Rolex award from @properties Christie’s International Real Estate, in recognition of achieving $10 million in sales. She continues to maintain that high standard. Goodman made her first $1 million-plus sale in 2021 in Long Grove by collaborating with an @properties city agent. Clients understand that she truly cares. The trust she has built with her clients shows as 95 percent of her business comes from repeat clients or from referrals.

Goodman works side by side with Mark East as part of The Better Together Group. The pair help their clients with personalized service and understanding, offering twice as much availability as an individual Realtor. Goodman and East complement each other’s skills, backgrounds and styles. Their collaboration benefits their clients by bringing all of their experience and skills together for them. Their clients appreciate and acknowledge these advantages. Plus, they have some fun along the way.

She is a member of @properties’ philanthropic board, @givesback, and is an active member of Buffalo Grove’s Congregation Beth Am. She sponsors the Sunday Jazz Brunch at Hey Nonny! in Arlington Heights. She enjoys practicing yoga. Her biggest source of personal pride is her family.

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