Years before real estate was a huge part of her life, Carrie Courtney founded, developed, operated, and eventually sold two profitable businesses in Central Florida. That entrepreneurial spirit naturally leads her to real estate in 2006 where she quickly became a top RE/MAX agent and the recipient of multiple coveted industry awards.
After joining forces with her husband, Dave Courtney, and two other top former RE/MAX agents, they launched a boutique-style real estate brokerage in 2012: Changing Latitudes Real Estate & Property Management. In 2017, Carrie became a member of the National Association of Expert Advisors™ who are trained and certified to prepare a smart home selling strategy that can sell your home faster and for up to 18% more money than the traditional real estate agent. Three years later, she was chosen as a HomeLight Elite Agent, a new standard of excellence in real estate recognizing those agents who rank in the top 1% of their markets. This is not only a highly sought-after and rare achievement, but she is also part of the Elite Agent launch group as one of HomeLight's very first members, a special honor of its own.
Originally from Michigan, she has resided in Central Florida for the past 30 years. Carrie is known for her passion for life and it seeps through her life and work. She is passionate about marketing and providing quality experiences for her clients. When she's not hard at work, Carrie enjoys living the Florida lifestyle (living life just like a Jimmy Buffett song) while traveling throughout the Sunshine State and creating amazing memories with her loved ones. She shares that same passion & love for her husband Dave, and their 7 grown children.
Over the years, Carrie has formed relationships with some of the most dependable and honest affiliates in the industry. These relationships in combination with her persistent negotiating and problem-solving abilities have made her one of the top producing agents in the market and the reason why the majority of her business is repeat clients and personal referrals. Carrie is very selective about her company growth. Her agents are chosen, sometimes recruited pre-license, based on their self-motivation, willingness to learn, and passion to serve others well. Having an innovative, quality team dedicated to serving clients with care, consideration, and knowledge is her primary focus.
Carrie embodies customer service and believes that it is her duty to deliver a client experience several levels above what is normally considered excellent service. This may be why it is not unusual for her clients to become good friends. Team motto: “Carrie Courtney & Company – where clients are like family – come join our family.”