I am the executor of an estate and was tasked with selling an oceanfront home in Carmel. I live in Los
Angeles and needed a broker/agent who could take charge without me being present in Northern
California. After interviewing several top tier brokers, I chose Sotheby’s (specifically Nicole Truszkowski
and her team of professionals). This was the best decision I made.
My requirements were simple: I wanted a stress-free experience, a broker who could handle all aspects
before, during and after escrow (since I was not going to be present) as well as a broker who was
resourceful, knowledgeable of the Carmel and current real estate markets, professional, and discreet.
My expectations were far exceeded.
I was kept in the loop at all times and consulted with on all issues, and my approval was obtained before
any action was taken by Nicole.
Nicole and her team arranged for and were always present for:
1) 5 pre-inspections: physical, sewer, roof, chimney, and pest.
2) Home staging
3) House cleaning
4) Showings to pre-qualified potential buyers
5) Broker caravan
The home was priced competitively which generated a lot of interested and eager buyers. This coupled
with a lack of inventory of similar homes for sale in the area produced several qualified all-cash offers.
In the end, the house was sold in excess of two million dollars over asking price in less than 2 weeks.
The entire process, front start to finish went without a hitch. I would recommend Nicole, her team, and
Sotheby’s to anyone needing a broker/agent in the Carmel Area. They really took care of everything I
needed, were very responsive and respectful of the estate’s needs, and were very easy and pleasant to
A very satisfied client……