As a fourth-generation California native, Carolyn has always felt a strong allegiance to this beautiful state of ours. Having made San Diego her home for several years, she has an intimate knowledge of every aspect of the neighborhoods, whether it’s downtown, the beach, the valley or the desert. It was this love for her state and her dedication to these communities that made real estate her natural calling.
Carolyn firmly believes that continuing education plays a key role in her ongoing success as a Broker & Realtor, in addition to owning her own company. Upon graduating from Mesa College in San Diego with an Associate of Science degree in Real Estate, she has continued to expand her academic horizons through every means possible. Her designation as an e-PRO came only after extensive training and certifies her as an Internet Professional. Upon passing the stringent requirements of the Council of Residential Specialists, Carolyn earned the CRS designation (one which is awarded to less than 4% of all Realtors.) In addition, her GRI designation (Graduate Realtor Institute) demonstrates her commitment to providing the highest level of professional services possible. She has also undergone the challenging education required to become a Certified Distressed Property Expert, a designation which provides her the strong understanding of complex issues in today’s turbulent real estate industry and knowledge of foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. CDPEs can provide solutions, specifically short sales, for homeowners facing market hardships.
Furthering her dedication to the business of real estate, Carolyn is an active member of the National, the California, the San Diego, the Orange County, and the Palm Springs Regional Associations of Realtors.
Along with her devotion to real estate, Carolyn maintains an active and healthy lifestyle. In addition to her passion for indulging in the culinary arts, she enjoys travel, photography, interior design, and “catching a wave” at one of the local beaches. And, oh yes… she loves caring for her two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Stella & Wilbur. If you see her out and about walking her “babies”, be sure to say hello. She loves making new friends!
Your professionalism is greatly appreciated and you’ve exemplified great knowledge, competency, reliability and honesty with all our investments. You have been invaluable in all the “little extras” that you always do to help us along the way. Without your assistance, we would have been unable to participate so fully in the growing San Diego economy! You’re a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend you to anyone who invests in San Diego real estate. – Eva W. & Dennis C.
Your friendliness & professionalism reassured me greatly. You took a complex process and made it easily understandable. You’re a phenomenal listener and I felt like I was the center of your attention throughout the whole process. Thank you for all your hard work! – Kevin. K
Thank you for all your help, humor & patience! As a first-time buyer I soon realized all the work entailed with the process. You kept things fun and moving smoothly through what I was originally anticipating to be a stressful process. Quite the opposite with you! What a remarkable experience and a wonderful agent! You’ve helped my dream become a reality. – Wendy D.
In a difficult market Carolyn spent the time to help us find and purchase a home for our family. Carolyn was patient through the research phase and knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the closing process. We have appreciated her many contacts in the field even after the close. – Roy & Ellie S.
We feel so fortunate to have connected with Carolyn and Bowhay Properties. She was great in helping us to learn the San Diego market and neighborhood as we are out of state. We made multiple trips to San Diego over 18 months and she always made time for us, often with last minute notice, and made us feel like we were the priority fitting in as many property showings as possible in a day. Having lived in a few downtown condos herself, she was familiar with the various buildings and their pros and cons. She also worked hard to learn our interests and needs even though they were often changing throughout the process. Carolyn was always on the ready to return phone calls and answer questions from showing to closing. She is diligent and knowledgeable regarding the history and future plans for downtown San Diego. We are delighted with our condo which has met our needs perfectly and we have Carolyn Bowhay to Thank! – John & Laurie H.
You helped us purchase our home several years ago, and now we’ve sold it for a great profit. Your insight on the growing economy in San Diego and your interior design expertise guided us to buy the best possible home in a potentially growing neighborhood. Thank you for all your hard work and for your out-of-state referral services! – Troy & Kimberly A.
Your extreme knowledge, diligence & friendliness are just an added bonus to the hard work we’ve seen you do! You’ve mastered the art of marketing! Your technology and marketing skills surpass most agents in our community. You took a complex process and made it seem effortless and without stress. You’re a phenomenal listener and we felt like we were the center of your attention throughout the whole process. No one knows downtown San Diego better than you, and no one should sell or buy their home with anyone else! Period! – Sean & Lisa M.
We cannot say enough about how appreciative we are for the outstanding service you provided to us during our recent real estate purchase. It was a pleasure to deal with someone who displayed such a high level of professionalism, integrity, a thorough knowledge of the real estate market and an outstanding work ethic…you went above and beyond our expectations and made an inherently stressful and confusing process far less so. We look forward to future dealings with you…you are one in a million! Thanks so much for all your hard work on our behalf. – Ted & Debbie M.