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Carolyn Olson

Carolyn Olson


Get To Know Me

Hello! I am passionate about real estate and all things related to home. Having been a licensed Minnesota Real Estate Agent for 18 years and previously a marketing professional in the agency world and a sales and management executive for the luxury home furnishings and design industry I offer my clients a wealth of expertise in the areas of sales, strategic marketing, contract negotiation, design and construction.
I am uniquely qualified to serve your needs, whether it is marketing and selling your current property; finding the perfect new home, condominium, or loft; or evaluating your return on investment for potential home improvements.
If you are considering selling your home, I would welcome an opportunity to share current market information and specific details on how I would market your home for a maximum return on investment and successful sale. Using the latest technology, extensive digital and traditional media, and several proprietary marketing systems, my customized marketing plan will generate maximum visibility for your home before the right buyers, at the right time, at the right price.
If you are considering remodeling or renovating your home, I'd be happy to help you assess the return on investment. I can even help you find the right architect, interior designer, builder, landscape architect, and craftspeople to make your project run as smoothly as possible.
If you are interested in purchasing, I am ready to tap my extensive network so we find a property that not only meets your needs but also feels like home. In today's market, many properties are sold before they are listed on the MLS. Ask me how I will put both my agent and homeowner networks to work so you have an opportunity to learn about "Non-MLS" and "Pre-MLS" properties before someone else beats you to the punch.
Overall, my goal is to help solve your real estate challenges and minimize stress, so you can enjoy a smooth transition to your next stage in life. I welcome your call!
At every step of the way, my goal is to save you valuable time and money, and to minimize stress, so you can relax and enjoy the transition to a new chapter in your life.
Personal Background
Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Relocated to the Twin Cities in 1980, and quickly became an ardent fan of the metro area and active in civic and cultural affairs.
Married, with two sons who are recent graduates of our alma maters: St. Olaf College and the University of Iowa. I enjoy spending my free time with family; Nordic walking; boating and lake life; attending design and architecture-related events; traveling; and hunting for decorative accessories, artwork, and unusual finds.
Education and Training
  • B.A., Journalism, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Minnesota.
  • Continuing education, quarterly.
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent designation; member of MAAR and NAR.
  • Graduate, Coldwell Banker University SkillBuilder Program.

Carolyn, thank you for being such a strong mentor and advocate for a first-time home buyer like me! You gracefully guided me through the process, made veteran recommendations, and put me in a position to make the best financial decision possible. It was a pleasure working with you!

— Jack B.


I'd like to thank you for all your help in selling our Minneapolis condominium. You made everything go smoothly for us and we appreciated your expertise and patience, especially being long distance. We were especially happy that it was you who was guiding us!

— Mireille G.


We can't thank our realtor, Carolyn Olson, enough for sticking with us this last year searching for a home that meets our crazy list, and helping us navigate this crazy market! Thank you!

— Julie & Eric L.

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If you have been thinking of selling your house and moving to a new home, condominium, or loft, she would be happy to help you market and sell your property, find a new home, and negotiate the best possible terms. If you are considering remodeling or renovating your home, she would be happy to help you assess the return on investment. She can even help you find the right architect, interior designer, builder, landscape architect, and craftspeople to make your project run as smoothly as possible.