What is your name and where are you from?
My name is Carin Hoffman from Orange County. Lived in Los Angeles for 20 years and La Crescenta for 8.5 years. I have two kids at La Crescenta Elementary who are 8 and 10. I am always trying to recruit people to move to La Crescenta because I want to have a neighborhood of cool people.
What is your background and how does that help your clients?
My background is in fashion design and entertainment industry. I worked as a casting agent in many TV shows where I traveled around the country engaging people in conversation- often convincing them that they were perfect for the show I was casting. It gave me great communication skills that are useful in working with clients and brokers alike and it also helped me to be a much better negotiator. As a casting director I couldn’t know what show a person fit into until I really got to know who they were. That allowed me to find where that person’s personality matched a show that I was casting for… or not. Then I had to communicate that to them so that they understood. Finding this point of commonality- between a person’s personality and the show we were doing- was a unique skill that really helps me in real estate. I know how to make people feel comfortable so that I can really get to know them and then match them with a house that really fits them.
Why did you decide to make real estate your career?
I wanted to do something that makes use of my creative skills and experience. I’ve always loved design and helping people and I wanted to somehow reach out and impact my community. Real estate allows me to fulfill this goal. I love people and finding their dream home. I love making people happy. I love finding the perfect home for my buyers. I like design and I like talking to people, I like helping people with their dreams…I work with a lot of first time home buyers. I can see the potential of a house with my design background. I can help them see how a house can be what they want and need!
Do you have a special skill, talent or language that will help a DIGGS client
I have a great eye for design
What is your most unusual hobby experience or life experience?
I can tap dance and karaoke at the same time to Cher’s “Do You Believe”. My goal is to own an organic urban farmwith chickens, goats and pigs. I already have three chickens and I want a goat!