Sharon Carman has been bringing Buyers and Sellers together since 1989.
She is passionate about it! Two things Sharon loves are people and their pets. In fact, people who know her refer to her as, “the Realtor for people and pets” because she is active in the pet rescue community too! “My goal is to help as many people and pets find the homes of their dreams, as I possibly can. I love meeting new people! Combining my passion for people and pets came naturally to me.
My husband and I have 9 rescue dogs of our own, and they add so much to our lives. We have no children, so our pets are our kids. We’re pet people, and if I can help homeless animals find loving homes and help people find homes, then I am thrilled!”
Her real estate career began in Denver, Colorado. While attending college, she worked with a worldwide franchise selling primarily high-end properties in Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills Village where she and her family lived.
After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management, with an emphasis in Marketing, Sharon returned to North Texas. "I've lived in Dallas - Ft. Worth most of my life. My family moved here when I was only 4 years old, so it's really home to me! It's a great place to live. The people are warm and friendly, and there is lots of sunshine. I love it here!"
She entered the advertising industry working for the third largest agency in Dallas (at the time). While there, Sharon learned the 'ins and outs' of the advertising world. Working with big name clients: Southwestern Bell, Bryan Foods, Poulan-WeedEater and others, Sharon gained valuable experience and learned to think 'outside the box.' ''I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work in such an exciting industry. I learned so much and I am able to apply it to my business today.
''There is more to advertising than catchy phrases and pretty people. If you're going to successfully market a product you have to know who your target market is. Then, you have to develop unique ways to make your client shine!''
Suffering from advertising industry burnout, Sharon quit her job and returned to real estate as a licensed Texas Realtor. She worked with two of the largest franchises in Texas. In August of 2000 she decided to open The Real Estate Connection in order to better serve client needs.
She is honored to be the recipient of the coveted Five Star Professional Award, 2011-2017. The Five Star Professional Award is given to the top 7% of Realtors in the State, and it is based on sales, as well as, client satisfaction.
Sharon has earned e-PRO certification by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The e-PRO Internet Professional Certification program is the only online training course for Internet professionalism recognized by the NAR. As an e-PRO certified real estate agent Sharon has joined the ranks of a special community of highly skilled and continuously trained professionals who provide high quality and innovative on-line based real estate services.
She has earned her Buyer Representation certification. She is also a Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Specialist, a Texas Affordable Housing Specialist & a New Home Sales Specialist. Sharon is also a certified Home Stager and she's able to share her knowledge with her clients to help them correctly stage their homes in order to appeal to the largest audience.
Sharon Carman is a long-time resident of the DFW area. As a child, Sharon and her family moved to Dallas in 1969, Joshua in 1972, and finally to Arlington in 1976. She graduated from Lamar High School in 1983. And, Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado.
She and her husband, Chris Gallop, live in Burleson with their pets: a hedgehog, a beta fish, a guinea pig and nine dogs - a black Lab, a Red Heeler, a Long-haired Chihuahua, a Pomchi, a Bichon/Havanese mix, a Papillon/Chihuahua mix, a PugChi & two dogs with special needs: a three-legged Miniature Pinscher & a tiny Chihuahua with a nerve disorder. All 9 are rescues! Chris is a Paramedic of 29+ years.
Sharon enjoys volunteering for the Red Cross, the Miracle League of DFW (a special needs baseball organization), Light the Night (a Tim Tebow organization), Habitat for Humanity and volunteers in the dog rescue community.