By its very nature, a residential real estate transaction is a complex tactical, managerial and emotional process, which requires a calm, determined and experienced guide. Carol Lexa brings forward that steady leadership with heart and soul. Carol is dedicated to paying attention to her clients’ needs first; then providing local market insight, perspective on a variety of potential issues, knowledge of the various players, honed negotiation skills and consistent communication. Referrals, new friends and returning clients alike appreciate her attention to detail and ability to navigate the challenges, while keeping the focus where it counts for success.
Carol is a life-long Northern Californian and 30+ year resident of the Wine Country. Upon emerging from her pottery studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains after the late 70s, Carol broke ground as a woman in the San Francisco wine sales industry, representing quality emerging wineries from California, Europe, and Australia. Full of enthusiasm for food, wine, terroir, travel, and the pursuit of the good life, Carol and her husband looked north. Healdsburg at that time was a sleepy farm town on the edge of discovery. It was a fantastic place to land. In 1998, as Healdsburg was beginning to sparkle, Carol dove into real estate, joining a Healdsburg based boutique brokerage specializing in vineyard and winery properties. Seven years and a Broker’s license later, Carol became part of the Wine Country Group, a mid-sized brokerage covering Sonoma and Napa Counties. Carol took over management of the Healdsburg office of WCG in 2008, steered the crew through a major merger in 2011, and oversaw consistent success for the agents and office as a whole. Early in 2013, Carol chose to align herself with Compass Real Estate in order to offer her clients the most complete professional experience, backed by the team at Compass for market research, innovative marketing, technological resources and transaction management. Carol and her clients benefit from the Bay Area – Wine Country connection.
Carol is a member of the National (NAR), California (CAR), and North Bay Association of Realtors (NORBAR). She is a member of the Board of Directors of NORBAR, representing the Northern Sonoma County region. She holds the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) designation, which is held by 3% of high producing agents nationwide, and is a member of Top Agent Network (TAN), a selective group of the top producing 10% of agents in the North Bay.
Carol A. Lexa
Compass Real Estate