Come home to Boise…
My love for real estate started when I was 22 years old and a friend was selling newly constructed homes in Phoenix, Arizona. I was fascinated by everything about the process: the land development; the floor plans; the elevations; the building process; the finishes. And the best part was seeing people achieve their dream of creating a home they loved and would call their own.
A few years later I moved to San Francisco and was awed by the beauty and majesty of the historical Painted Ladies. I had no hope yet of owning one of these homes myself, but spent a relative fortune renting and furnishing a couple of them, dreaming I may someday own one of my own.
In 1994, I moved to Boise and knew that my time to become a homeowner had finally come. I bought my first house in 1995 – an adorable Tudor cottage in the North End – and have never looked back. Ever since, I’ve been a Boise homeowner and investor, and I have bought and/or sold my own properties a total of 17 times.
Why am I sharing this? Because it means I'm not just another real estate broker. I've been in your shoes. And because I've been involved in so many transactions as a client, I have learned from your perspective what is important to buyers and sellers – expertise, quality, responsiveness, and someone who understands the complexities – sometimes even the emotions – that can be involved in what may be the largest financial investment of your life.
Now, after moving on from a successful sales and marketing career in the tech sector where I achieved over $250M in sales revenues, I am thrilled to be dedicating myself to a second career in real estate.
I've worked diligently over the years to build my real estate business and earn my broker's license, so you know that when you work with me, you're working with someone who has the experience you want AND someone who cares about continuous learning and quality service. I've learned how listening, planning, communication, and attention to detail can help you achieve your goals with the least amount of anxiety (and hopefully quite a bit of fun!). I promise to continue building my business around these ideals to bring you a great real estate experience.
MBA, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
BS, COMPUTER ENGINEERING, Honors, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Broker license: #AB46283
Five-Star Zillow Rating
NextDoor Neighborhood Favorite – 2018, 2019
Certified Pricing Strategy Advisor
For my latest client reviews, please visit: https://www.zillow.com/profile/CarissaCleveland/
Excellent service! Carissa is very customer-centric, knows the market well, is very adept with the numbers, and is outstanding at follow up and ensuring the whole buying process went smoothly. I was impressed with her ability to tailor her strategy and plan to my unique needs and the circumstances of the property I put an offer on and successfully closed on as a result of her efforts. Zillow Rated 5 out of 5 stars. K.H. – Boise, ID 11/5/2019
Carissa was amazing to work with. Her knowledge of the valley as well the field of real estate are impressive. She repeatedly went above and beyond to help us in both selling a house and buying a house simultaneously. I will recommend Carissa to all family and friends in the future. Zillow Rated 5 out of 5 stars. C.J. – Boise, ID 9/24/2019
Great agent! Highly recommend. Give her a call and you won't be disappointed. Carissa is super responsive and gave us great insight into both the buying and selling process. Her approach to selling our home got us offers the first day it was listed! She has been fabulous as we looked for and found our new home. She is invaluable when it comes to the back and forth with our new home's builder…we definitely couldn't do it without her. On top of all that she is so personable & her sense of humor put us at ease right away. She is definitely your “go-to” realtor!!!! Zillow Rated 5 out of 5 stars. D.S. – Boise, ID 4/12/2019
Carissa is a very pleasant and knowledgeable realtor who worked diligently with us over about an 8-month period of time. We were very particular about what we were looking for and I am sure were not the easiest clients to work with. However, Carissa has an extremely positive attitude and was very patient. She was always available to answer our questions and to show us properties. She asked a lot of great questions to enable her to home in on houses we might be interested in. She put in a lot of time showing us properties before we found the one we wanted that “checked all our boxes.” We had a very positive experience with Carissa overall and would definitely recommend her. Zillow Rated 5 out of 5 stars. J.R. – Boise, ID 2/18/2019.
Carissa is awesome! We were first time home buyers and very nervous about the process. Carissa was able to walk us through very step and then some. She is super knowledgeable and detail oriented. She caught a few things on the contract of our home that I would have never seen. She also saved us thousands of dollars with her recommendations. I absolutely recommend Carissa for your realty needs, she is great! Zillow Rated 5 out of 5 stars. S.R. – Boise, ID 1/16/2019
Carissa was so awesome to work with as we went through the home sale process. Her organization, attention to details, and knowledge of the market as we prepared our home for showing helped guide us to a successful sale the first weekend!! She worked with us to effectively stage and proactively used various sources to advertise the property. We enjoyed her genuine, honest and friendly personality. We can’t recommend her enough to anyone looking for a realtor! NextDoor.com. T.G. – Boise, ID 10/17/2018
Buying a home in the market that we are faced with today was a challenge. Carissa made the experience more enjoyable with her professional knowledge and cheerful attitude. Carissa was great to communicate with being quick with her responses and willingness to offer advice. Zillow Rated 5 out of 5 stars. N.B. – Boise, ID 9/22/2018
As a buyer from out of state it was important that I found an agent that new the city in-and-out. Carissa was quick to act when I found properties I wanted to make offers on. Carissa knows the market, knows the city and knows how to put a deal together. If you're looking for somebody is confident knowledgeable and works hard to get you the house you want, Carissa is the agent to work with. 5 stars all the way around. Zillow Rated 5 os. R.L. – Saratoga, CA – 6/1/2018.
Carissa Cleveland was our agent for the buy and sell process. She was very knowledgeable in every aspect of both transactions and led the way from start to finish as efficiently as could be; never missing a single detail! She is definitely the Go-To Realtor and a true professional! We would absolutely call on Carissa again for any future real estate endeavors and would recommend her to anyone!! Zillow Rated 5 out of 5 stars. R.R. – Eagle, ID 5/18/2018.
At the beginning I was very nervous about the sale. I soon found that I had no idea how many tasks are involved in a home sale transaction. Carissa calmed my nerves every step in the process with her knowledge, research, explanations and guidance. Based on her extensive analysis, I feel that we arrived at the perfect asking price. Although I didn’t necessarily want the added expense of staging, I realized immediately that Carissa’s recommendation was spot on and I’m convinced it contributed greatly to the multiple offers in a matter of days. Carissa’s thoroughness and the myriad of paperwork and negotiations with multiple prospective buyers was impressive and reassuring. I enjoyed working with her and will definitely recommend her to others. Zillow Rated 5 out of 5 stars. R. C. – Boise, ID 1/15/2018