A sampling of Testimonials

Dear Carol,

Perserverance. Determination. Resourcefulness. These are the qualities that spring to my mind when I consider your recent professional accomplishments - a measure of success that has earned you the distinction of being named to NRT's Top 1000 Sales Associates nationwide.

Please accept my personal and heartfelt congratulations on this prestigious honor, made even more impressive given the prolonged market challenges of recent years. As the nation's leading residential real estate company, NRT sets high standards for the industry. Your sales leadership and commitment to excellence contribute in large part to our ability to be #1.

I am most proud of you and wish you continued success in all your endeavors.

- Bruce Zipf; President & CEO, NRT Llc

Dear Carol,

It is with respect and great pleasure that I offer you my congratulations on your membership in the Coldwell Banker Society of Excellence. Through your extraordinary and exemplary performance, this honor places you among the top real estate agents nationwide.

In reaching this truly impressive level of achievement, you have made yourself a leader in the industry and a model for your peers. You have consistently exceeded expectations - both your clients and your own. You have worked with enviable stamina and determination to represent your clients with dignity and resourcefulness.

This is a public acknowledgement of a job extraordinarily well done! As a Coldwell Banker executive, I am enormously proud to have the opportunity to work with you. Thank you for your leadership, your professionalism and dedication.


- Diana Brookes; Senior Vice President & Regional Manager, Coldwell Banker

Dear Carol,


Congratulations on another outstanding production for the year!


Having the distinction of being a member of "Society of Excellence" is a sensational achievement and places you among the top 1% of agents in the nation. In addition your magnificent performance places you in the rarified group of the top 1 % of agents in Southern California.


-Randy Fred; Office Manager, Coldwell Banker, Pasadena

Dear Carol,


Congratulations on your consistent exceptional achievement and outstanding performance year after year! You are a force to be reckoned with, and an inspiration and joy to be around!


Wishing you much continued success.


-Randy Fred; Office Manager, Coldwell Banker, Pasadena

Dear Carol,


Congratulations on being #1 for last year! It´s no surprise, though, with your superb skills. We were thrilled to have you represent us & felt like you got us in to our Dream house with such ease (Your hand holding went a long way!)


-Patricia & Steven; Happy Homeowners

Dear Carol,


We can´t thank you enough for helping us find our perfect house.  You have done a great job accommodating both of our very different personalities. We are so impressed with your energy and dedication.  We will recommend you to everyone we know! It is such a pleasure working with you. Thanks again for everything!


-Julie, Martin & Kayla; Happy Homeowners

Dear Randy,


I wanted you to know how delightful it was to sell my home through your agent, Carol Chua. I had purchased the home in 1996 through Carol, and knew that she would be my agent when I, reluctantly, decided to sell this spring.  Carol patiently walked me through the labyrinth of a sale, developing a strategy to obtain the right price, working with offers and the eventual buyer, and even going the extra mile to personally ensure that all inspections and repairs were completed by the various contractors. She advised me every step of the way, and when I wanted things my way, Carol was absolutely gracious and supportive. I could not have had a better agent, either for my purchase or for my sale.


-Michele Vercoutere; Satisfied Seller


Dear Carol,


It looks like you are heading towards another record year!  You are the top dollar sales person based on closed gross commission income for the second quarter of 2006.


Your dedication to your clients is highly commended.


Wishing you continued success always!


-Randy Fred; Office Manager, Coldwell Banker Pasadena

Dear Carol,


I am proud to congratulate you for your exceptional achievements. Based on your gross commission income for the fourth quarter of 2005, you have earned a position among NRT´s top 1,000 sales associates. Reaching this performance level among 64,000 sales professionals in over 35 major metropolitan areas is a special mark of success and skill.


I know the effort you are putting forth doesn´t come without personal sacrifice, and I would like to thank you for your dedication and hard work on behalf of this company. You are the foundation of our success and the standard for all your colleagues to emulate.


Thank you for the commitment you show, the contributions you make and the example you set. Best wishes for continued success in a promising new year.


-Bruce G. Zipf; President & CEO of NRT Inc.

Dear Coldwell Banker,


We would like to let you know how happy we were with Carol representing us in the sale of our house.


Carol always presented herself and our property in the most professional manner. We had been vacillating back and forth for almost three years with moving to the East Coast and Carol stuck with us throughout the process. She never seemed frustrated or annoyed by our indecision. Rather, she kept us appraised of the market conditions over the years. When we finally made the decision to move, we knew that we would list our house with Carol because of her perseverance and professionalism.


Carol paid close attention to detail and followed up on everything to make for a seamless listing and sale. She represented the buyer and us on this particular transaction and made sure that each of us took care of our responsibilities throughout the process.


It is easy to see why Carol is a top performer. She understands the big picture about the overall real estate market while paying strict attention to detail to make sure that the deal goes through smoothly. We highly recommend Carol!


Lisa & David Bleich; Satisfied Seller

Dear Mr. Fred,


We would like you to know how terrific Carol Chua was in representing us in our recent purchase. We had been looking to purchase a home for nearly 2 years and had very demanding requirements: it had to be in walking distance to our children´s school, the walk couldn´t cross any major streets, the house would preferably be Spanish style, and it had to be in our price range.


Carol went above and beyond, literally telling us the story behind each and every home that could possibly satisfy our criteria. We had been searching on our own for 2 years, and through Carol´s contacts and savvy, within 3 weeks we ended up with a house that met all of the requirements on our "wish list". She guided us throughout the offer process, negotiated superbly on our behalf, and our offer was accepted within a matter of days.


Carol´s work did not end once she had an accepted offer. She interfaced with inspectors, our bank, the escrow company and the seller to make sure that everything went exceptionally well. We have bought and sold residential real estate in the past and this was the smoothest transaction we have had. She is a pleasure to work with and truly goes "above and beyond" for her clients. We would recommend (and have recommended) her without hesitation. She is an exceptional agent, and Coldwell Banker´s South Lake Avenue office is lucky to have her.


Tamara Silver & Michael Silver; Happy Homeowner´s

Dear Mr. Fred:


Greg and I wanted to share with you how happy we have been working with Carol Chua this past year.


Carol had an uncanny ability to make us feel as if we were her only clients. She always informed us the second a new property was listed is she thought it may be of interest to us. Because of our unusual circumstances, we looked at homes in a very wide price range: from $600,000 to $1.7 million. When we found a home at the very low end, Carol never pressured us to go higher.


Carol also sold our South Pasadena home for us with such skill we will be forever grateful to her. Throughout this whole process, Carol´s follow-up was perfect. As we finalize the last details of both homes her professionalism has not waned. I will genuinely miss working with Carol and hearing from her almost daily. We have found a new friend in Carol.


Randy, you are lucky to have Carol in your office!


Julie Markfield & Greg Crawford; Satisfied Seller´s & Happy Homeowner´s




Dear Carol:


We want to thank you so very much for your expert handling of the sale of our home. We were very comfortable indeed with your professionalism, experience, courtesy, and attention to detail at every step of the process. It was especially relieving to get your frequent updates on progress, even when not much was happening, and to get such quick responses to all the marketing and closing challenges that our rather unique property must have presented. All in all, we felt you gave us the very best service available. Thanks so much once again. Please give our thanks to your office manager too, for referring us to you!


Mary, Eni & Eni William; Satisfied Seller´s





Dear Mr. Fred:


We are writing to inform you of the wonderful results we recently obtained while utilizing the services of Carol Chua-Vigue to sell our home and purchase a new one.


We met Carol last year after we called her to inquire about the value of our home. Although we were not ready to put out house on the market, Carol spent a considerable amount of time with us running "comps", evaluating our house and neighborhood, and explaining the changing real estate market. Over the following months, Carol promptly and skillfully responded to our many inquiries. By the time we finally decided to sell our property, we were confident that Carol would do a fantastic job.


Once our home was listed, Carol took complete charge over every aspect of the sale. We are both attorneys, and we don´t have the time or knowledge to deal with the vagaries of the real estate business. Thankfully, Carol handles everything with consummate proficiency and enthusiasm. She kept us informed of the marketing progress on a daily basis, offered crucial suggestions, and arranged countless showings of our house. Above all, Carol´s highest priority was meeting out family´s needs. By working around our schedule and seemingly around the clock, Carol quickly brought us several very satisfactory offers for our home.


Carol next located and negotiated the purchase of our current home, and arranged the delicate balancing act of concurrent escrow closures. Again, Carol managed every single issue with expertise. Although her many years of experience and negotiating skills were put to the test on numerous occasions, Carol always handled herself and the situation with calm professionalism.


We wholeheartedly recommend Carol to anyone who is searching for a truly outstanding real estate agent. It was a pleasure to have worked with such a caring and effective real estate expert. You are lucky to have such a special person on your team.


Thomas P. O´Brien & Alice M. O´Brien; Satisfied Seller´s & Happy Homeowner´s

 “It is hard to imagine a better agent, anywhere in the country! Carol is the smartest, the most knowledgeable and the most professional agent we've ever encountered. She loves what she does, and it clearly shows in her relentless energy, enthusiasm and dedication to her client's sole interests. She is in a league of her own and the best of the best!”

~ Kims

Carol Chua
Carol Chua
Realtor ®
388 South Lake Avenue Pasadena CA 91101