Skiing at Big Bear

One of the greatest joys of living in the Los Angeles area is the freedom, flexibility and proximity of life’s greatest joys.  If you want to enjoy a relaxing picnic at beach you can, equally if you want to hit the slopes and ski, it’s not a problem. It’s all in your backyard when you live in Los Angeles.

This year thanks to cold temperatures in October, the Big Bear Ski Resort is ready for a record breaking ski season.  Their motto is “Real Snow, Real close”, and with more than 400 skiable areas, Big Bear is something to be excited about.

Prefer snowboarding to skiing?  Big Bear offers a standard Half Pipe and Southern California’s only Super Pipe.  With classes and slopes for every level skier from beginning to advanced, Big Bear has something to offer everyone.

Interchangeable lift tickets and a free shuttle that easily transports skiers between resorts make Big Bear a fabulous ski destination only a short drive from Los Angeles. For more information on Big Bear visit: 

I’m Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.


The Encino Patch

If you are looking for a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of Encino, you need look no further than the Encino Patch.  This exciting electronic magazine or “ezine” offers daily articles about everything in an around Encino, CA. Experts from all areas of business and all walks of life contribute weekly articles about subjects of interest to Encino and surrounding area residents. 

I myself write a weekly article entitled The Real State of Real Estate.  This week’s article is ‘Tis the Season to Keep Your Home on the Market, which is filled with insight as to how and why to market your home during the Holiday season.  Recent articles include The Worst Home Selling Mistake and Enter Short Sales with Eyes Wide Open.

The Encino Patch features links to area resources and businesses as well as information about area events, arts and entertainment, sports, schools, nightlife, opportunities to volunteer and shopping.  You can visit The Encino Patch by visiting or you can have it delivered daily to your email in box by subscribing to The Encino Patch on their home page.  Check it out and you’ll find me at “The Patch” on regular basis.  I’m Carol Wolfe and “Nobody Does it Better!”

Working with a Negotiation Specialist

What is expertise worth to you?  If you were facing brain surgery you would easily choose a proven board certified surgeon who had successfully performed the procedure numerous times over a first year med student.  Wouldn’t you?  You wouldn’t think of turning your taxes over to the care of your teenager with the rational that they were successfully passing 10th grade math. Of course not, because expertise is valuable.  It saves time, money, and stress.  Expertise can be a life saver.

Expertise in Real Estate is no less valuable.  For most people buying a home is the largest purchase across their life time.  Although it is a huge financial consideration it is also a tremendous emotional consideration.  People rarely buy houses, more often they buy homes.  Home is where you invest your heart, your time, your family and your future.  When buying a home you need the expertise of a Realtor who has proven excellence and knowledge of today’s ever changing market.  You need a Negotiation  Specialist.

To receive a Negotiation Specialist Designation a Realtor must comply with rigorous course work and demonstrate excellence in the area of skilled negotiation.  Would you trust anything less with the sale or purchase of your home?

Don’t settle for less than the best for the sale or purchase of your home, use a Negotiation Specialist.  I’m Carol Wolfe, I am a Negotiation Specialist and nobody does it better.


Location, Location, Location

Looking for the perfect home in the perfect location? Look no further, nestled in the prestigious Rancho Estates, this gated traditional home features 5-bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and plenty of custom upgrades. Set back from the street on almost a ½ acre this home offers a double door entry into warm, large, light filled rooms. From custom carpeting and crown moldings to leaded glass windows, this home is all about the details. The stone and slate fireplace in the living room sports a lovely wood mantle, the adjacent formal dining room invites with Venetian plaster walls.
The chef’s kitchen is an entertainer’s paradise with granite counters, center island, custom pantry and stainless steel appliances from Thermador, Fisher Paykel, and GE Monogram. Custom cherry cabinets, wainscoting and crown moldings complete the effect. The family room beckons with its hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, custom bar and fireplace. Completing the downstairs are Maid’s quarters, a game room and the master suite, which boasts 3 closets. There are 2 additional bedrooms upstairs and another full bath.
The lush landscaped grounds include a covered pergola, brick decking, pool and a spa. Sculpted grass areas are interspersed with a wide variety of bearing fruit trees including lemon, tangerine and plum. An outdoor kitchen including a barbecue, refrigerator, 2 gas burners and a sink make al fresco dining effortless.
To arrange a private viewing of this spectacular home please give my office a call at 818 285-3688, or view additional photos at You can also stop by the open house this Sunday, February 14 from 1 pm to 4 pm. I’m Carol Wolfe and Nobody Does it Better.

Provence Inspired Villa in Sherman Oaks

If simple elegance is what you seek, then you will want to see this light filled home that evokes the beauty, serenity and style of a villa in the south of France. This spectacular 3- bedroom, 2 bathroom designer’s home features hardwood floors, a recently remodeled chef’s kitchen and a splendiferous al fresco deck with amazing views of the valley.

From the brick walk way that graciously welcomes you to the lush lavender and rose scented garden, this home speaks of casual elegance. Top of the line kitchen appliances include Viking, Thermador and Miele as well as a 42” French door refrigerator/freezer. The open floor plan allows you to enjoy the cast stone fireplace in the living room and then stroll through French doors to the deck to enjoy cool breezes and inspiring sunsets. The master suite boasts a fireplace and a cedar-lined walk in closet. The bathrooms sport Jerusalem stone and frameless shower doors.

This home features many recent upgrades including a new lightweight tile roof and dual zone HVAC. Additionally there are energy saving solar voltaic panels, reducing utility costs and greening the entire home. If you would like to view this unique home please give me a call, or to view additional photos visit  There will also be an open house on Sunday, February 14 from 1 pm to 4 pm.  I am Carol Wolfe and Nobody Does it Better!