About Carla Willingham

Carla Willingham

Broker | Owner | Realtor®

Get to Know Me

As a native of Gainesville, Florida and surrounding communities, Carla has intimate knowledge of this engaging community. She thrives to inspire, empower, and elevate Clients through providing solutions to complex challenges; her strategic and analytical approach to provide empowering knowledge, which positions Clients toward decisions that align with their respective goals; ultimately elevating their life experience toward that which each desires in this journey. 

 Carla has a passion for real estate and alignment to a fulfilling lifestyle as a foundational need for those she serves. She enjoys creating positive atmospheres, warm environments, and working to foster a sense of peace and harmony in both the outcome and process of selling and buying real estate. The nuances that accompany such large investments can be emotionally challenging, time-consuming, and overwhelming during periods of transition. One of her areas of expertise is to assist with navigation of this journey in the most efficient, effective, and conscientious manner. 

 When hiring a Realtor©, what matters most is trust, respect, and expertise to manage your real estate matters with care and diligence. The ideal professional will work to ensure greatest value through strategic financial evaluation and a collaborative, consultative approach to alignment with your goals; ultimately fostering an excellent experience for you and your family. This vision varies from one individual to another. Carla enjoys connecting with and understanding Client needs to assist with alignment of such desires and execution of a plan so this dream becomes a reality.  

 Professionally, Carla's experience has allowed for collaborative leadership roles in both the private and public sector. Her capacity to unify various aspects of business and Client centric service delivery needs leverages her experience and strengths such as accounting, financial planning, finance, real estate, investments, compliance, entrepreneurship, and business development.  She has experience with the purchase and sale of residential real estate, new home construction, and renovations; benefiting both primary homeowners and real estate investors. 

 Such roles include demanding positions where she has served as a Finance and Human Resources Manager of a Port Destination Resort Development Firm, and in engaging roles in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. All of which included direct engagement with contracts, mentoring, and negotiating solution-oriented, collaborative approaches to achieve desired outcomes. 

 As a Rollins College Executive MBA graduate, Carla enjoys the variety of expertise necessary to carry out the administrative and creative aspects that accompany the field of real estate. Whether you’re selling or buying a home, Carla looks forward to helping you maximize exposure to the market and celebrating with you upon the turning of the page to a new chapter in your life! 

Affiliations and Memberships 

  • Member of NAR – National Association of Realtors© 
  • Member of Florida Realtors© 
  • Member of GACAR – Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors© 
  • GACAR Finance Committee, 2020 - Present 
  • GACAR Leadership Academy, 2020 
  • RPAC – Realtors© Political Action Committee (2020-2021) and Contributor 

 Designations and Endorsements 

  • GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute 
  • C2EX - Realtors© Commitment to Excellence 

 Stats 

  • Full-Time Experienced Agent 
  • 99% Sale to List Price Ratio 

 Inspirations and Interests 

  • Health, Fitness, Well-Being 
  • Personal Growth and Reading 
  • Beach and Boating 
  • Adventure and Travel 
  • My Three Hungarian Vizslas, Children, Family, Friends 

Work With Us

We enjoy creating positive atmospheres, warm environments, and working to foster a sense of peace and harmony in both the outcome and process of selling and buying real estate.

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