• to
  • to
  • to
  • to

Harcourts Advantage

 

3150 El Camino Real, Suite B
Carlsbad

Meet the Harcourts Advantage Team

Get to know us better

About Harcourts Advantage

Please visit us at the address below.

  • Chrissie Carr

    Chrissie Carr

    CalBRE# 01102697REALTOR®/Owner

    Chrissie Carr is thrilled to have opened Harcourts Prime Properties in Carlsbad, CA, in August 2011 with a new office launching soon in Oceanside CA. Harcourts International is a New Zealand based real estate company. Founded in 1888, they currently have over 6,000 agents in nine countries. Chrissie has leveraged her experience and expertise in building a top realtor office, where her agents average $15,000 in monthly commissions compared to the National Association of Realtors average of $18,000 annually. After twenty-three years in the real estate industry, Chrissie is happy to have partnered with a company whose values are closely aligned with her own. What sets Harcourts Prime Properties, and Chrissie, apart from the other Brokers and Realtors®? Four things: #1 People first #2 Do the right thing #3 Be courageous #4 Fun and laughter Chrissie understands the key to success in real estate: is the “Client”. She is in a great position, where she carefully selects and mentors her Associates based on her own experience as a successful Real Estate Agent. To make the Harcourts Prime Properties roster, an Associate must have a “client-first attitude.” Chrissie feels that when an agent has the right people skills, doing the right thing comes naturally. Her philosophy is that if you always serve the client's best interests, the business will follow. She encourages her Associates to think outside the box when building their book of business or when creating a marketing plan for their client’s property. She encourages them to move outside their comfort zone to find better ways to serve their clients. Chrissie has demonstrated success for her agents by disrupting the broken traditional real estate model by implementing Harcourt's innovative approach . Chrissie encourages her agents to be consistent, resilient, and maintain their focus on their clients while building their business.

    view my profile
  • Alejandro Rojas

    Alejandro Rojas

    CalBRE# 01750434REALTOR®

    Alejandro was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, the oldest of three siblings, in a humble but thriving family. He graduated from Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas in Forest Engineering. After working in the industry for some years, he traveled to Managua, Nicaragua where he obtained a Master Degree in Business Administration at INCAE-Harvard. Back in Colombia, and now as a Professor, he joined Universities like Los Andes and La Salle. Always with the desire of growing intellectually, he went to the University of South Carolina obtaining his second Master Degree in International Business. As a very accomplished graduate, he was hired as General Manager by an American company to work in Bolivia which allowed him to travel all around South America, Europe and Asia. In 1984, Alejandro returns to Colombia and together with some friends, they founded FEXADE, a technical institute fully approved by the Department of Education. Later on, Alejandro went to the University of El Rosario as the Dean of the School of Administration. In 1993, the major of Bogota appoints Alejandro as the Director of Cadastre, position he held until January 1998. During his tenure, he guided his team and developed the Digital Map for Bogota, which still today is used as one of the most important tools for the land management of the city. The difficult safety situation Colombia was experiencing at the end of the decade, drove Alejandro to make the decision to move his family to the United States in 2001 and he chooses Carlsbad to settle down. As an independent lender, licensed by the Department of Corporations, and hand by hand with his wife Yolanda, Alejandro continues his career in the Real Estate business and form The Homes and Lending Team, especially as financial and investment advisor. Later on, he decided to also go for his license as a Realtor. Alejandro Rojas has always dedicated his life to the service of people in all the different stages of his life and all fields he has put his energy and knowledge into, with passion and responsibility.

    view my listings
  • Bert Moore
  • Cindy Hetu

    Cindy Hetu

    01324094Agent

    My career as a Real Estate Agent began in 2001 however my life in the U.S began in 1979 when I immigrated here from the Philippines to join my sister. I became a military spouse and moved frequently finally settling down with my family here in North County. As a military spouse and now military mom I have a special place in my heart for helping those in uniform attain their dream of homeownership. I take pride in volunteering on Camp Pendleton and feel privileged to be able to sponsor different events on base. My focus is to work tirelessly to make sure those in uniform receive the level of service they deserve. I put these same efforts into each and every person I represent resulting in industry awards while working with Century 21 and more importantly, repeat business.

    view my listings
  • Donna Henning-Howell

    Donna Henning-Howell

    CalBRE# 01191994REALTOR®

    I started in Real Estate in the early 1990's and received my Sales Associate license in the fall of 1993. I finished my college education and graduated with a degree in Real Estate from Palomar College in 1996. I also continued on with my Real Estate courses and completed my Certification in Real Estate as well. My career started with a top producer in the city of Carlsbad and I trained under her superior eye and teaching skills. I was an assistant and a buyers agent for her for 5 years. With the changing of companies, I started selling in the tri city area to include Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista. I soon began working with Family Law Attorneys and Trust Attorneys in the area. Soon I was handling many divorce sales and persons going from independent living into assisted living services. I believe my compassion and empathy helped me become a trusted Realtor with these clients. In the early 2000's, the Real Estate market changed as well as the lending business. I found many of my clients who purchased homes were now faced with foreclosures, and divorces because of the monumental stress related to our Real Estate Meltdown. I studied and became a member of the Distressed Property Institute. This has helped me with my clients in helping them with their properties. Through this process I became a Certified Distressed Property Expert. I have since helped more than 50 families avoid foreclosure and sell their home in a short sale, rather than foreclosing and ruining their credit and livelihood. I have gained trust from my fellow Realtors and have helped many of the Real Estate agents in this area by assisting them with their short sale clients.

    view my listings
  • Eileen Schwartz
  • Gretchen Meyer

    Gretchen Meyer

    CalBRE# 01238371REALTOR®

    As a dedicated, fulltime REALTOR® my primary focus is to provide my clients with a professionally tailored Real Estate experience. My clients can expect expert guidance on contractual negations, market dynamics, professional marketing and, if needed, guidance on the many intricacies involved with short sales. My goal is to provide my clients with the information they need to make informed Real Estate decisions without feeling pressured or rushed. I’ve been an active Real Estate agent for over 15 years and absolutely love what I do!

    view my listings
  • Joe Cracchiolo

    Joe Cracchiolo

    01071820Realtor

    Having been a licensed real estate professional for more than 25 years, I am thrilled to be back connecting buyers and sellers. I have been away for some time, garnering experience in the corporate world. I have held varied positions with a number of companies, including Design Engineer, Program Manager and President of a privately held company. This experience has imparted significant knowledge and wisdom on the value of building strong relationships with customers and clients. In addition, skills were refined in research, contract negotiation and strong communications. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree from Vanguard University and live in Carlsbad with my wife, Rochelle. We enjoy our time on the ocean in our Meridian 381. I truly look forward to meeting and working with you, exceeding your expectations.

    view my listings
  • Julie Han

    Julie Han

    CalBRE# 01303894Broker Associate

    Julie Han is an active broker and has extensive experience in the real estate industry. For 15 years, she has built up her real estate expertise as an active broker/agent for both residential and commercial brokerages, as well as served as a VP of Business Development for two online real estate companies. Her detail-oriented nature lends to her specialty of identifying the needs of her clients. She takes great care in getting to know her clients and paying close attention to their preferences. It’s this keen eye that allows her to effectively match her clients with the best resources to accomplish their goals.

    view my listings
  • Launa Karanovich

    Launa Karanovich

    CalBRE# 01198335REALTOR®

    I am delighted to return to the real estate industry; it is my passion. I was born and raised in San Jose, CA. I not only spent several years in real estate sales personal investing, but also worked in many other industries from retail and restaurant ownership to IT project management for global high tech companies. My husband and I moved to Temecula for a year then purchased our home in north San Diego County. Of the many places I’ve visited and lived, on my way to Southern California, this is the best! My broad personal and professional life experience gave me a unique perspective for working with customers. Professional success as a small business owner and as an Senior IT Manager for a multi-national corporation gave me expertise in research and negotiation. Attention to detail and strong communication skills position me for a real estate career where I can focus on my client’s needs. I believe that my integrity, energy, a “can-do” attitude, with focus on others has been honed through my professional and personal experiences. I welcome the opportunity to get to know you and your needs. It would be a privilege and honor to represent you on such an important journey.

    view my listings
  • Maria Villasenor-Curry

    Maria Villasenor-Curry

    CalBRE# 00786255REALTOR®

    A seasoned industry veteran, I have over 30 years of residential real estate experience, including sales, marketing, project management and property management. A Southern California native and 25-year resident of North County, I specialize in connecting buyers and sellers in my local community of northern San Diego. In addition, I possess considerable expertise in the mortgage world, with over 5 years experience in loan origination, resulting in a well balanced and informed prospective in qualifying buyers and linking sellers to the market. I am a certified Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) as well as a Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE), each of these accreditations enabling me to shrewdly advocate on behalf of my clients and lead them through the sometimes daunting process of short sale negotiations. I reside in Carlsbad with my husband Jim, and my dog Teddy. I am a proud mother of 2, and in my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading and party planning.

    view my listings
  • Marie Monroy
  • Ron Hetu

    Ron Hetu

    01438512Agent

    I began my Real Estate career in 2004 as I retired from the Marines. Since that time I worked through both the highs and lows of the real estate market gaining valuable, firsthand experience, along the way. That experience has led me to believe that trust and personal relationships lead to success and those are the traits I seek to establish and build with those I work with. Transactions come and go but the trust built during those transactions and the relationships that are established is what lasts. My long term success was built on these beliefs which is why I am still fortunate enough to offer my services in this business. I continue to progress along the way obtaining my Brokers License in 2008, completing a BA degree in Business Management in 2010 and achieving a Master Degree in Business Administration in 2012.

    view my listings
  • Sharon Gray
  • Sharon Mead

    Sharon Mead

    00695662Realtor

    The Mead Team Bill and Sharon Mead are a married real estate team, which gives their clients a two-for-one package. The advantage of working with a husband and wife team is that they go home together. They have skills and knowledge that complement each other. Sharon is a Certified Residential Specialists (CRS). The CRS designation is awarded by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to the top 3% of Realtors in the nation. She has over 35 successful years as a Realtor in San Diego County. Bill is a retired Electrical Engineer. He has worked in both the corporate world and for the State of California, (therein lies a tale). He enjoys playing competitive softball and being outdoors. The Meads live in Carlsbad and enjoy walking on the beach almost every day. They have three daughters and six grandchildren. The Meads exemplify integrity, hard work, and attention to detail. Their experience and foresight help them address every phase of a real estate transaction.

    view my listings
  • Tracy Moore

    Tracy Moore

    CalBRE# 01866841REALTOR®

    Top Real Estate Professional, serving all of North San Diego County. Traditional Sales, Expert Short Sales, Relocation, Investment Properties in all of San Diego County. Whether your moving across town, or moving across the country, you need a real estate agent who will work hard for you and get the job done. No excuses, just results. One referral at a time, my clients are confident in my skills as a Professional Realtor. In this complex marketplace, it is imperative to have an agent who understands the area, and has a track record of proven results. Tough negotiation skills, professional market assessment, and a jump on the market through inside knowledge of the area. Place your family’s future in the hands of an area expert.

    view my listings
  • William Mead

    William Mead

    01994140Realtor

    The Mead Team Bill and Sharon Mead are a married real estate team, which gives their clients a two-for-one package. The advantage of working with a husband and wife team is that they go home together. They have skills and knowledge that complement each other. Sharon is a Certified Residential Specialists (CRS). The CRS designation is awarded by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to the top 3% of Realtors in the nation. She has over 35 successful years as a Realtor in San Diego County. Bill is a retired Electrical Engineer. He has worked in both the corporate world and for the State of California, (therein lies a tale). He enjoys playing competitive softball and being outdoors. The Meads live in Carlsbad and enjoy walking on the beach almost every day. They have three daughters and six grandchildren. The Meads exemplify integrity, hard work, and attention to detail. Their experience and foresight help them address every phase of a real estate transaction.

    view my listings
  • Yolanda Ortiz-Parra

    Yolanda Ortiz-Parra

    CalBRE# 01322527REALTOR®

    Yolanda was born in Bucaramanga and raised in Girardot, Colombia. The oldest of five children, Yolanda has always being very strong willed, tenacious and persistent. She studied and graduated in Modern Languages at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, after a year abroad at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Yolanda obtained a degree as Specialist in Translation from Los Andes as well. One of her passions is teaching and she had the opportunity to do it as an English Professor for some of the most prestigious Universities in Bogota like Los Andes, El Rosario and Piloto de Colombia in Girardot, where she not only taught English but also developed the English Program the University put in place at the time. Raised in a large family and with entrepreneur parents of diverse businesses, she took a two-year break in 1989 to dive into the family business. This experience made Yolanda move towards corporate as translator for large companies in Colombia and later as manager of FEXADE. In 2001, when Yolanda arrived to California, she knew exactly what she wanted to do: she obtained her license as Real Estate Sales Agent. She has dedicated her life to serving and helping others make their dreams come true. Her true passions, teaching and managing, have made Yolanda a reliable trusted advisor with lots of respect among her clients. She works with her husband Alejandro day after day, as one of the most solid teams in the area, offering not only good service before and during the transactions, but most of all after they close. Most of their businesses come from referrals from past and current clients.

    view my listings

    View our Listings

    Find something that's right for you!
    Login or Register to save your favorite searches
    Save search
    • Page: 1

    Our Location

    Find us on the map or send us an inquiry

    Send us an Inquiry

    Get in touch with us, we are ready for anything!