Our Team


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Carol Stanford, a Coronado resident since 1980, and a native of Southern California, provides concierge-level real estate services to her clients who are selling or purchasing homes in San Diego County.

Carol comes from a family of builders and developers and has been conversant in the real estate business and the housing market since an early age. With 18 years as a licensed real estate professional, she has the background and experience to provide exactly what clients have come to expect from a top-notch REALTOR®.

Carol holds four designations granted to REALTORS® that provide exceptional service to their clients. She is an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR®), a Short Sale Foreclosure Resource specialist (SFR®), holds a designation in Common Interest Developments (CID), and is a Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE®). Carol’s exceptional level of service to clients has resulted in her being named a “Five Star Professional” by San Diego Magazine many times over.

A significant part of Carol’s successful real estate career comes from the entrepreneurial work she did before becoming a licensed REALTOR®. Prior to acquiring her real estate license, Carol owned and operated a successful advertising/commercial photography studio that catered to major national and international corporations, including Jaguar, Toyota, Clarion Car Audio, Mailboxes Etc., Barona Casino, Sharp Hospital Foundation, and the Hotel del Coronado.

The Hotel del Coronado also put its trust in Carol, knowing that her personal touch would ensure smooth interactions with visiting titans of business and industry, as well as U.S. presidents including President Bill Clinton, President George H. W. Bush, Vice President Al Gore, Senator Ted Kennedy, along with foreign dignitaries Shimon Peres, Former Prime Minister of Israel. The Hotel del knew what Carol’s real estate clients know: she’s a consummate pro who listens carefully, plans diligently, and executes flawlessly. Carol is dedicated to meeting client expectations.

She learned a lot about strategy and execution in her role as an advertising and promotion executive with Westinghouse Broadcasting where she managed a multimillion-dollar budget for what can only be described as a demanding, high-profile public company. Her creative concepts on- and off-air, won company and industry awards, and gave her expertise in managing a marketing department, supporting a sales staff, and working with advertising agencies and graphic designers, all of which has served her very well in her real estate career.

At home, you might find Carol entertaining; one of her favorite pastimes.  She’s just as likely to be sighted dancing at a Sunday Concert in the Park, biking or swimming when she’s not tending her beautiful garden, or seeking out the latest, greatest restaurants in the city.