Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire (Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
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PO Box 2905

Yountville , CA 94599


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Your Broker Extraordinaire, selling Napa Valley Real Estate from its heart, Yountville Providing unparalleled service for the past 30 years. Please visit me at my website/blog NapaValleyAddress.com

Get to know Curtis Van Carter

Born into a career Air Force family, Curtis Van Carter spent only a few months at his birthplace, Mitchell Field, Long Island, New York. By the time he was 17 years old, he had moved with his parents 21 times and resided in many different places including all across the United States, Bermuda and seven years in Germany.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Ohio State University and continued his physics career as a research technician at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. While working under the tutelage of two brilliant Cal Tech physicists attempting to develop a “heavy ion accelerator,” he realized physics wasn’t for him and returned to school attending California State University, Hayward where he took graduate classes in Geography.

From 1972-83 he pursued a number of careers until 1984 when he realized a dream of taking a year off to discover his Greek roots and the spirit of Alexander the Great.

Upon his return to the Napa Valley, he began selling real estate, developing projects and making deals. He affectionately refers to his profession as “peddling dirt, finding rainbows and the pot of gold.” He spent 13 successful years in association with Davidson & Bennett Realtors and The Prudential California Realty, opening Yountville Properties in 1993. From 1997 till 2016 he was with Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley, now working with Better Homes & Gardens, Wine Country Group in St Helena. He continues to live and work in Yountville, truly enjoying living and the thought of what the next phase of his life will reveal. 

During his 30 year real estate career, he has closed more than 400 residential real estate transactions totaling over $120 million, in addition to 50 commercial/land transactions valued at $60 million. Among the other professional accomplishments, Curtis holds designations as both a Certified Residential Specialist, (CRS, only 5% of agents nationwide are CRS), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR).

 

His inscrutable ethics, attention to detail and unparallel customer service practices have earned him the moniker "broker extraordinaire" by his clients. Here are just two examples. "Curtis knew more about the property I was buying than the seller's agent. He was thorough, pulled permits, carefully reviewed title reports AND the exceptions. I've never met a more hard-working agent." "Curtis made home buying an exhilarating experience. We would recommend him without hesitation and will never consider using anyone else."

 

Finally, his education and training at Cal Tech introduced him to technology at an early age, where he continues to differentiate his skills as a real estate broker maximizing marketing opportunities on the Internet for his clients.

Thank you for viewing my Active Rain Page. If I can ever be of help in finding you the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please email me at Curtis@NapaValleyAddress.com.

Your Broker Extraordinaire, selling Napa Valley Real Estate from its heart, Yountville

Thanks Curtis Van Carter

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Curtis Van Carter

Real Estate Broker, CRS, GRI

Have helped clients find a wide variety of properties from small vineyards with winery to $7,000,000 residential estates. Yet have often worked with first time home buyers and the thrill of moving into their first home. Also have had experience working with development properties.

Please call me to see if we are a fit. 

During his 30 year real estate career, he has closed more than 400 residential real estate transactions totaling over $120 million, in addition to 50 commercial/land transactions valued at $60 million. Among he other professional accomplishments, Curtis holds designations as both a Certified Residential Specialist, CRS (only 5% of agents nationwide are CRS) and Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI).

Thank you for viewing my Active Rain Page. If I can ever be of help in finding you the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please email me at Curtis@NapaValleyAddress.com.

Your Broker Extraordinaire, selling Napa Valley Real Estate from its heart, Yountville

Testimonials for Curtis Van Carter

  • Sara Cakebread
    06/08/2013

    Curtis is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and professional. His communication was excellent and prompt and his attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile were great appreciated. The purchase he helped me with was complex but he never gave up and was encouraging to me when I was ready to call it a day. He went above and beyond the call of duty to complete this purchase and I am extremely grateful for his commitment.

  • Carole Behlke
    04/13/2013

    Curtis was very helpful in guiding us to the property we outlined...even though it was not in the area we thought we would be living. Our move date is coming this week and I know from the time I've spent there that we have made the right decision and thank Curtis for his guidance in finding a nice flat with beautiful views property.

  • Melinda and Howard Speight
    12/23/2012

    We live in Texas and visited Napa in the summer of 2012. While we were there we connected with Curtis, who showed us around Napa and helped us begin to understand the real estate market. We continued to look at real estate when we returned home. Curtis was extremely helpful in navigating a long-distance real estate search. He spent a great deal of time talking to us, listening to us, and fielding questions about properties that interested us. He came to understand what we were looking for but he also understood what was attractive in the Napa market and what was problematic. He did a great deal of leg work for us, including a trip to city hall to copy documents from the city books about several properties. In the end, due in large part to the perseverance and pragmatic knowledge that Curtis brought to bear, we purchased exactly what we needed. Curtis also has extensive contacts in real estate, among local contractors, and with property management companies that he brought to bear in making our purchase experience successful and pleasant.

  • Laura Condylis
    11/30/2011

    Cutis Van Carter is a credit to his profession in every way. He goes way beyond the call of duty. I wouldn't want to work with anyone else. He is simply the best!

  • Steven and Heather Wolfe
    11/26/2011

    Curtis was attentive to all of our questions and was well organized. He was able to sell our house in a horrible real estate market at an acceptable price and exceeded our expectations.

  • Jerry Glembocki
    11/25/2011

    I have purchased two properties through Curtis, and would definately work with him again if the opportunity arose. Everything one would expect from an agent was far beyond superior. This includes communication, knowledge, advise, contracts and followup. No surprises at any time. Curtis was pro-active, open and extremely honest. And, he went far beyond what you expect from an agent. Examples include calls to the town planning department regarding permits we might need and fees, arranging for 3 quotes for a demolition, meeting potential vendors at the site, providing a list of architects and contractors and other items like this. I have had the best possible partner in my transaction with Curtis. This was not once, both in both transactions that I did with him. Curtis was recommended by a friend who had an equally great experience.

  • pamela j bright
    11/22/2011

    I've known Curtis Van Carter for 38+ years and have always admired his depth of knowledge about anything he studies. When it came time to sell the home my husband had built and we'd raised our two children in, I had no hesitation in choosing to work with Curtis to help me sell it. His demeanor was professional and compassionate and he advised me very thoroughly from the moment I decided to sell. His insights on how to prepare my home so that I could make the quickest sale at a reasonable and fair price were exemplary. He was there for me every step of the way and thanks to him, we found the perfect buyer, the transaction went smoothly and I sold my house in three days! Thanks Curtis, you are a dear and trusted friend...

  • Timothy Dowling
    11/21/2011

    We basically bought a home from across the country with the excellent guidance of Mr Van Carter. We had bought one house previously 15 years ago and he was excellent in every respect.