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A Realtor since 1999 and a broker since 2012, Carol Drake’s areas of expertise run from luxury properties and residences to farms, ranches and undeveloped acreages, especially in and around Conroe, The Woodlands, and Magnolia, where she moved in 1998.
“Negotiation of offers and contracts are the aspects of the business I enjoy most and do extremely well,” says Carol, who brings over a decade’s experience in leadership, coaching and training to the table in every deal. She prioritizes her clients’ wants and needs, focuses on them with her deep knowledge of the market, and then proceeds with tenacity, honesty, integrity and consistency. If Carol says it, she will do it.
Before entering the real estate field, Carol owned and operated her own gourmet food brokerage, supplying tasty treats to both small retailers and the likes of Central Market and Neiman-Marcus. In her 12 years as a fine food purveyor, she learned to handle people from all walks of life, quickly adapt to unknown situations, and fine-tune her initiative. “Both careers take a self-starter type of person who makes things happen and doesn’t wait to see if things will happen,” she says.
Carol enjoys travel, exercise, music, theater, cooking, sewing and raising cattle and horses. She speaks Spanish and has worked with the United Way’s Women Who Rock campaign, assisting young mothers who wish to further their educations.
Carol is a founding member of the Magnolia Education Foundation and a member of The Woodlands Country Club. Of her many accolades and achievements, she remains proudest of her children.