Trusts & Estates

Specialist: Trusts & Estates


Carolann Clynes’s extensive experience in dealing with institutional and individual executors, trustees and beneficiaries has honed her understanding of the essentials in the evaluation and timely sale of estate properties.

With her special ability, enhanced as a certified appraiser, Carolann can evaluate the subject property and its key initial marketing position to achieve a sale quickly – at, close to, or often above asking price. Over the years, Carolann has successfully assisted executors in the marketing of over 100 estate properties. Most importantly, she understands the Realtor fiduciary obligation to always work in the best interests of the client.


Well versed in explaining the “appraisal through sale” process, Carolann brings peace of mind to family members during these sometimes sensitive real estate transactions. Working so extensively with the trust departments of major banks has enabled her to better understand the decision making process when real property held in estate is on the market. A strong negotiator, well-known in the industry for her ethics and ease of style, Carolann can ably assist with the difficult task of negotiating the contract of sale and assessing the marketing strength of the subject property within the larger framework of the marketplace at the time.

Carolann’s ready access to responsible auxiliary sources to assist in the liquidation of the estate can aid attorneys and executors in the timely performance of their estate functions. These sources can include introduction to or hiring of movers, contractors, trash removal and cleaning services, home inspectors and the like. She also takes the lead in overseeing the Certificate of Occupancy or Smoke Detector Certificate process, and for making “house sale” or furniture sale arrangements.


Knowing there is often the need to balance maximizing price with the time constraints for the disposition of estate assets, Carolann nevertheless remains sensitive to the beneficiary’s attachment to the property.

She helps family members up front to establish informal guidelines as to how a sale of real property, the disposition of furniture and all other decisions can be handled most appropriately and in the best interests of everyone concerned.

Always keeping the needs, desires and feelings of her clients foremost in her thinking, Carolann helps to establish agreed upon procedures for all decision making.

If the time ever comes when you are in need of a professional who can work with you, your estate attorney and/or the trust department of your banking institution, Carolann can make you feel confident and at ease with these difficult life situations.

Testimonials

Carolann Clynes did a tremendous job supporting us through a very difficult closing process. She also foresaw potential issues throughout the process and took preventative action early. It was comforting to know she was on top of issues.
Joseph Musumeci
It is no wonder why I hold you in such high regard. YOU ARE THE BEST!
Judy Maloney
As an attorney representing executors and families in the settlement of estates... I am pleased to recommend Carolann Clynes with the highest praise. Her judgement and experience in advising executors as to the marketing of real property held in an estate and in formulating and implementing strategies is invaluable.
Joseph E. Imbriaco, Esq.
Selling in this market is a real challenge. Carolann is a go-getter that goes above and beyond to ensure her clients get the best deal. We had a particularly challenging transaction and if it had not been for Carolann, it never would have happened. I have seen her in action for many years on many deals. She is an A+.
Michael & Joanne Vernotico
In the constellation overlooking my father's world, you have been one of the brightest stars; thank you for your help and friendship. I could not have made it without you.
Rich Little
Fast, speed, moving, angling...results. Effort is for 12 year olds. You deliver results. That's the difference. That's what you're about Carolann. Love it.
Mark Gall
...Carolann is fabulous. I told her she was my Realtor for life. Carolann: you have been wonderful. You are my realtor for life and I will recommend you to the world.
Sandra Sauls
We could not have asked for a better agent than Carolann Clynes. She is extremely knowledgeable, particularly about the area we were looking in, professional, always diligently protected our interests, patient, and never pushy or overbearing. She is very personable and her warm personality made it a delight to work with her.
Dan Thorn-Leeson
We felt Carolann was the consummate professional. She patiently explained the process in terms we could understand. At each decision level she explained our choices and what benefits or failings each choice would bring. Her community contacts helped us fix & prepare our home for sale in record time.
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Thomas and Karen Devine
We want to heartily thank you for your assistance and help through this transaction. As you know, I was quite skeptical at the beginning because of the overall market conditions. I have to give full credit to you for making this possible.
Sandro LaRosa 125 Blackburn Road , Summit , New Jersey
We worked with Carolann for an extended period of time due to market conditions. In this overall challenging environment, we were very fortunate to have such a professional on our side when we were selling and also when we were buying. Carolann guided us through every step of the way with her experience and elegance. ... Read More
Louisa Li
...the deal actually closed, you are remarkable. I can see why you are so successful. No matter what was thrown at you there was a great response. Thank you for all your skill and effort.
Paul Allen
Dear Carolann,
Thank you for the countless things you did to help ensure the sale of my Aunt’s home. I have great respect and appreciation for all you do and how you do it. You are a gift to me and I treasure your friendship. Enjoy this gift and have fun.... Read More
Judy Maloney
Congratulations on your score of 69 out of a possible 70 points on our Buyer/Seller Survey
Jeff Fellers, Vice President, Coldwell Banker Summit Office
Thank you for your friendship, support and encouragement over the many long months of my transition. I hope that our friendship will continue beyond the recent real estate transactions.
Adele Vespa, Corporate Counsel to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Moving from Europe to Summit, NJ should have been extremely stressful, but CAROLANN CLYNES provided all of the help we needed - from finding the perfect neighborhood to locating a great house. Her professionalism and industry prowess made all of the difference in our search.... Read More
Constance Guindo / The Guindo Family
You were chosen to be on the Summit Place team because of your track-record for success and prior New Homes experience. You lived up to the task and have been a vital member of the sales team. It was a pleasure to work with you again. Thank you for all you did.
David Schoner, Director of Coldwell Banker New Homes Division
I will always be grateful to you for facilitating that blessing in our lives. I am keenly aware of how hard you worked on my behalf and I am very thankful for your efforts.
Leslie Tunstall

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