Since 2004, Chris has been providing competent and trustworthy services to his real estate clients while serving as their fiduciary in both buying and selling homes. With an educational background in business (Stanford MBA) and a career in Hollywood that included leadership roles in that business community, Chris respects the importance of bringing strategic insight and financial competencies to each transaction in order to facilitate getting the best price from the marketplace with timelines that are aligned with his clients’ needs.
Being known as a trusted advocate and taking a hands-on approach with his personal involvement in each step of the process are just part of the niche he has successfully established in selling homes on the Monterey Peninsula. Most importantly, he cares about his clients during what can be a tumultuous time and will assume time consuming burdens to help the buyer and/or seller make this transition.
Chris believes strongly in “giving back” and has extensive non-profit leadership experience from his long tenures on the Stevenson School Board of Trustees (alma mater), Monterey Peninsula Country Club committees and Board of Directors, and continues to serve as Chair of the Hollywood Sign Trust.
For over half a century, Chris has had the privilege of enjoying the recreation and life experiences available while having a family home in Pebble Beach. He has seen the local changes that come with time, but what has not changed is his love for this spectacular meeting of land and sea and the opportunity to share it with others.
See www.chrisbaumgart.com for more about Chris.
Carrie received her real estate license in 2005 joining her husband, Chris Baumgart, to become a real estate team who raises the bar on client care. Prior to real estate, Carrie’s career included director level positions at Sony Electronics, Xerox Corporation, Safeway Inc, and Lucasfilm Entertainment with expertise in reengineering, strategic planning, project management, and operations. She has found all those professional skills and experiences to be a perfect fit with what it takes to be successful in real estate – being results-oriented, strategic, organized, persuasive, efficient, and a constant learner.
Truly caring that selling or buying a home is major chapter in her clients’ lives, Carrie finds it immensely gratifying to do everything possible to make it an easy and pleasurable experience. Thus, she is a hands-on partner who takes responsibility to manage a wide variety of above and beyond services throughout the real estate transaction and long afterward.
At the heart of Carrie’s success, is she has built a reputation as someone who can be trusted not only by her clients but by all parties. She is a savvy negotiator and problem solver known for being the calming effect when things get stressful. She pays attention to each client’s communication style and customizes the experience ranging from those who like details, analyses, and constant updates to those who just want the big picture and light contact. Carrie is also a master at keeping clients and other agents informed every step of the way while managing the complex details seamlessly.
Carrie grew up in Santa Fe, NM and received a B.S. in Math from Texas Tech University. Living in the Country Club West area and being a member of Monterey Peninsula Country Club as well as The Beach and Tennis Club have provided the opportunity to develop a rich understanding and appreciation of Pebble Beach. Carrie has served on the MPCC Budget & Finance Committee, as Secretary on the WGA Board, and Chair of the ladies’ 9-hole golf program. She also supports the Hospice Giving Foundation.
See www.linkedin.com/in/carriebaumgart for more about Carrie.