Meet Carleen

Carleen Gosney | Managing Broker | Luxury Home Specialist

Have you ever bought or sold a home and thought to yourself, “This process could be better”? With 40 personal moves in 25 years, Carleen knew she’d become a de facto expert in the real estate business. So she became a real estate agent and began working with buyers and sellers on a more thoughtful, considered and deliberate approach to home. “I dig in to the why,” she said. “Sometimes the reasons for a move are really practical. And sometimes they’re more about goals and dreams. I need to understand what’s driving the move so I can be most helpful.”

Carleen’s interview process with her clients often reveals surprises – articulating desires and needs can often change the course of the search. “Sometimes people don’t really learn about what they want until we start talking.” And that’s ok. It’s a process and Carleen’s priority is to find the best fit for her clients. She gets there with two important tools: Complete honesty and extremely hard work. She’s not afraid to tell a buyer that the home they like is over-priced, and she’ll work behind the scenes and over time to find a fair resolution.

With 20 years in the Bainbridge Island market, Carleen said that the island itself makes it easy to represent buyers or sellers here. “It’s an easy place to bring people to, to believe that they’re going to be happy here. It’s easy to believe the investment is going to work out for them. I love our community. That makes it easy.”

Carleen cites the community as one of the most important things to her. She’s involved in the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Arms Around Bainbridge, and the Master’s swim team. She’s a cyclist, a dog-walker and a reader. “I really appreciate all the community activities and outlets, even the ones I don’t have a chance to be part of. I’m just so glad they’re all here. This is what makes Bainbridge Island a rich place.”

Credentials

• Managing Broker
• Windermere Relocation Specialist
• GRI | Graduate of Realtor® Institute
• SRES | Seniors Real Estate Specialist
• ABR | Accredited Buyer's Representative
• CNE | Certified Negotiation Expert
• ALHS: Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
• 12-time winner: 5- STAR Rated “Best Realtor in Client Satisfaction" awarded by   Seattle Magazine