Carol Annala of Don Nunamaker, REALTORS® wants to help you make all your real estate dreams come true! Carol has been an OR Broker and WA Sales Associate since 2002 and simply adores working with buyers and sellers and the feeling of satisfaction she gets from seeing them complete their goal of moving on. Carol stays on the cutting edge of real estate through taking continuing education classes and putting what she learns to the test. She attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon and has since reaped the benefits of higher education as seen in her impressive list of awards and certifications.
- Accredited Buyers Representative
- Certified Residential Specialist
- Graduate Realtor Institute
- 2004 RPAC Certificate of Appreciation
- 2005 Oregon Realtors PAC – Gold Award for highest per capita over fair share
- 2005 Oregon Realtors PAC – Gold Award for highest dollar totals over fair share
- 2006 Certificate of Appreciate for dedication to fundraising
- 2007 Mid Columbia Association of Realtors Distinguished ServiceAward for outstanding efforts within the association and the community
- 2008 Mid Columbia Association of Realtors, Realtor of the Year
After 30 years of working in two private businesses, Carol looked around for new career opportunities. Real estate seemed perfect to Carol for many reasons: "I'm so familiar with the Columbia Gorge; it's a way for me to help others; it's a field where attention to detail is very important and our company provides opportunities to continue learning about the latest real estate issues." Carol helps people find all sorts of types of properties, however the most common type of real estate Carol helps clients buy and sell is residential. Carol loves to help first-time home buyers and those who are relocating. Whatever the challenge, Carol is more than happy to help!
The most challenging part of buying and selling in this ever-changing market for Carol is lender/financing issues and new regulations. Carol recommends that first time home-buyers should check with a lender to get pre-approved. As Carol says, "[There's] nothing more discouraging then finding THE home and not being able to buy it because it's too expensive for what you qualify for". The most rewarding aspect of real estate to Carol is the satisfaction of getting the right property for buyers and getting the right price for the seller. "Although the economy has really taken a toll on the real estate market throughout the United States, Hood River has managed to hold its own. People want to live here because of quality of life which includes recreation which is a big factor in the Gorge."
Knowledge, honesty, trust, respect, ethics, and community involvement are all qualities that describe Carol Annala, both as a person and a real estate agent. As a life long local, Carol is as close to an expert on the area as there could be and she genuinely wishes to share her expertise with you. Carol is all about being a leading member in her community from being the Board President of Opportunity Connections, an organization dedicated to maximizing potential for people with disabilities, to working as both a council member for the Mid Columbia United Way and being the Hood River Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. Carol Annala is your best friend for real estate in the Gorge!
Take it from your local Columbia Gorge real estate expert: the Gorge is one of the best places to live. In the Gorge, people enjoy a high quality of life and numerous attractions that cater to all ages and interests. Carol's personal favorite attractions include the Harvest Fest in September, the Blossom Fest in April, Labor Day Cross Channel Swim (in which participants swim the Columbia River), a visit to some of the many world-famous Wineries nestled throughout the Hood River Valley and the Columbia Gorge, and visiting the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. Carol is proud of the fact that she didn't have to discover the Gorge, both she and her husband were born there. Carol and John have been married for 38 years and they run a commercial fruit orchard on the website. As Carol tells us, "Because I've lived here my whole life and have been involved in organizations, businesses and activities, I know a lot of people whose contacts can be of great benefit when helping my clients. Let me introduce you to the Columbia Gorge I know. Whether you are buying or selling, searching for a home, home site, commercial property, farm, orchard, business opportunity or just looking, contact me. I'll work hard to help you achieve your dreams, objectives and goals!"
Please use the information provided below to contact Carol Annala.
2495 Cascade Avenue, Hood River, OR 97031
541.387.6563 direct office