Don and Pam Carter are an unusual team of Realtors.  They have a broad experience base with regards to homes, the home buying and selling experience, and all that is entailed in a successful transaction. 

They have been married 40 years. They have owned 9 personal homes and a number of rental properties.  Due to their relocation experiences (5 times with major corporations), they bring experience to the table that is not often found among Realtors.  They understand the emotions that accompany a move whether it is across town or across the country.  In 1990, they moved to Madison from Green Bay and fell in love with the area.  Their children went to school here and have gone on to graduate from college, marry, and give them four remarkable grandchildren.

In 2000, Don joined Stark Company Homes as a full time Realtor. His love of the Madison area caused him to make the decision to enter this field and never look back.  His experience, as a layperson, doing electrical, plumbing, remodeling, roofing, and landscaping gives him a special gift. He is able to look at homes and help guide sellers with what needs to be done to get a home ready for the market.  His experience with visual displays as a general manager of a large department store allows him to stage a home professionally which enables the home to sell more quickly. 

He is also able to guide buyers to be able to look beyond how each home currently shows by suggesting improvements that might make the home better able to meet their needs. Many buyers struggle with seeing beyond the obvious, but Don is able to help them understand what can and can't be done and generally the costs involved.  Between the resources available through Stark Essentials and their personal references, they are able to find clients the help they need to meet their real estate goals.

In 2004, Pam joined Don in the Real Estate business after being a teacher for many years.  She adds to the team with her communication skills and her abilities in marketing of homes.  She looks beyond the obvious strategies used for marketing and individualizes the marketing for each home.  Her experience as a teacher allows her to be able to listen closely to the clients to discover not only what they want and need, but helps them see what their priorities are and the reasons for each of these.  This allows her to help problem solve with issues that arise in some transactions. 

The Carters are known for their negotiation skills.  They carefully analyze the competition and the market to provide the client with the information they need to make the best possible decisions.  They have excellent relationships with other Realtors which helps provide smoother transactions.  They walk step by step with their clients from the initial contract all the way through financing, inspections, resolution of inspections, and sit with them at the closing table.  As they have closed over 500 transactions, the experience of many different situations allows them the ability to think out of the box.

Don and Pam continue to hone their skills by taking many classes, seminars, and attending conventions to ensure that the information that we give is the most up to date.  They both value education and feel like this is one of the ways to give quality service.

They work very hard at trying to take care of their clients' needs first and foremost. Their business is built on referrals and repeat customers.  Don & Pam Carter want their clients to be happy. But even more so, Don & Pam Carter want their clients to be so happy that they tell all of their friends and family that if they want the best real estate experience, to give Don & Pam Carter a call.


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Don & Pam Carter
Don & Pam Carter
2980 Arapaho Drive Madison WI 53719
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