Carol Thornberry

I have lived in the Hayward area all my life. I attended California State University at Hayward, where I received a certificate in Paralegal Studies. I worked for several years as a paralegal. Even though I left the traditional legal settings, I still keep my hand in the legal profession, by teaching in the Paralegal Studies program at Cal State.

I have always had an interest in real estate. When I left the law firm, I decided to get my real estate license. My daughter Stacey and I took classes together, took the test, and now we work together as a team. I have two other daughters, one is a teacher, the other is a city planner. I am trying to talk them into getting their real estate license.

My husband Kent and I have been married for 37 years and we have bought and sold and invested in many properties over the years. Real Estate is not only my job, it is a huge part of my life. Even when I am not looking for a client, I attend Open Houses, check out all the new listings and keep current on all the new laws in the field of real estate. I love it!!

In my spare time, of which I have very little, I love to spend time with my family, read, write (I write a weekly column for the Daily Review newspaper), golf, travel, take my dog Sophie for walks, and work in my garden.

I recently received my certification as a Senior Real Estate Specialist. I look forward to assisting seniors in finding the right option for them. Many people want to stay in their homes for as long as possible. Retirement communities are not for everyone. It is my job to explore all the possibilities a senior homeowner has, and work with them to find the right solution.

I love the challenge of finding a new home for my Buyers. It is always a gratifying experience, when you find that perfect fit.

My goal, at the end of the deal, is to hear that my Buyers and Sellers were confident and comfortable throughout the entire sales process, and pleased with the outcome.