As one of Silicon Valley's most dynamic leaders in real estate, Carol Burnett leads Alain Pinel Realtor's "first" office as Vice President and Managing Broker. With her wealth of industry knowledge, community leadership and devotion to her sales people, both her office and her dynamic Saratoga "team" of 140+ agents is recognized throughout the United States as one of the leading teams of real estate professionals.
Bringing more than 30 years of real estate experience to APR, Carol is widely recognized as one of the top 50 women in Silicon Valley business circles. She not only leads the day-to-day operations and marketing of one of APR's largest and most profitable offices, she also orchestrates the Estates Tour of Saratoga, Los Gatos and Monte Sereno every spring that launches the primary home buying and selling season for luxury-class properties.
Carol's start in real estate was in the 1960s, when she worked for a San Francisco-based developer that built shopping centers throughout California and Hawaii. By the late 1960s, she was in Marin County, working as a financial development planner and project manager with the company that built and developed Peacock Gap, Northgate Shopping Center and Northgate Industrial Park.
In 1974, Carol received her residential license (it was later she got her Broker's license) and began her career in residential sales for a small Saratoga company. She joined Cornish & Carey in 1978, and went on to become the #1 agent for a number of years in the Saratoga office and #2 in the company.
Her management career began in 1986, when she accepted the position of Senior Vice President for Cornish & Carey and Managing Broker for the Saratoga office. From 1989 to 1999, Carol's office was ranked as the #1 office (across all companies) in closed dollar volume in Silicon Valley and the lower Peninsula. Cornish & Carey was acquired by Coldwell Banker's parent organization, NRT, Inc. in September, 1997.
An industry icon, Carol's list of awards include the President's Award from the Los Gatos/Saratoga Board of Realtors in recognition of success for professional involvement in organized real estate and commitment to the community; the Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) award by the YWCA in 1997 given to 40 outstanding Silicon Valley women; and, The San Jose Business Journal award acknowledging Carol as one of 50 Outstanding Silicon Valley Women in Business in 2002.
Carol, a graduate of Oregon State University with a major in Business Administration, is very active in the Silicon Valley non-profit community. She is a member of Saratoga Rotary; a member of the Junior League of San Jose; and a member of the Grandview League (Silicon Valley's highly successful cancer fund-raising group)...and for a number of years was a member of the Board of KTEH (public television) A regional market expert, Carol is frequently cited as an industry expert on the high-end market in local, regional and national print publications such the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Business Journal, Gentry and Unique Homes. Carol is married to Keith and is the mother of two sons.
Alain Pinel's Saratoga office was acknowledged as one of only 10 real estate offices in the country in 2002 to generate more than $1 billion in sales volume, and continues to be recognized as one of the most successful residential real estate offices in the country.