MEET THE TEAM OF AGENTS
@ CPL Properties
Caroline LaPenta Owner/Broker of CPL Properties
A graduate of ASU with a degree in Geology and a minor in Geographic Information Science (GIS), Carrie LaPenta has been providing residential resale, investment sales, and property management for her clients since 2005, when she began a successful partnership with her mom, Ginny. She believes her duty isn’t solely to represent her clients, but also to educate them throughout every step of the process armed with top-notch information and market insight, so that her clients make the most informed and well-thought out decisions on one of the biggest and most important transactions of their lives. Leveraging her experience as a successful business owner, she is known for outstanding client service, 24/7 availability, high tech marketing techniques, personal touches and a skilled negotiator with her clients best interest at heart. Her success can be attributed to her honesty, conceptual thinking and tenacity, all of which have resulted in her being the youngest Designated Broker and Owner in Fountain Hills, AZ. Her business model is comprised of two areas: agent and client…and she effectively services both. The majority of her 10 agents live in Fountain Hills; as a leader she is proud of her effort in helping them contribute to their local community.
Carrie is a University of Arizona Master Gardener, providing educational leadership to the community in home gardening and landscaping in the desert Southwest. She is also a volunteer for the Town of Fountain Hills. She is a member of Fountain Hills Botanical Garden Society, President of the Society (2007- 2010), during which an 8-acre garden was designed and created. She has also taught Geology for the Sequoia Charter Schools Science Outreach program. When she is not mentoring agents and/or assisting clients she spends her time with her Fiancé Garrett and their two Dogs. She is an “outdoor girl” who likes to garden, hike, bike, or take off for the weekend in their RV.One of her goals in life is to visit every National Park in the United States.
The luckiest people in the world are those who love their work, and that fits Barb Russo to a “T”. She never ties of meeting new people, exploring homes and vacant land, searching for just the right property for clients. Her 41 years in the industry allows her to overcome the hurdles that can appear during a real estate transaction. Home buyers and sellers have their money on the line, and Barb doesn’t take that lightly. Thus, she makes sure here clients have all the pertinent facts and that they know their options. She never sugar-coats the truth, and always points out both the positive and negative in a potential decision.
Barb is known for here easy-going, friendly attitude, her cooperative spirit, and her love of laughter. But when her clients’ interest are at stake, her intense loyalty, tenacity, negotiating skills, and “out of the box” problem solving abilities come to the forefront. Born 1954 in Chicago, IL her parents moved Barb and her 5 siblings to Phoenix, Arizona in 1955. Grew up in central Phoenix and graduated from St. Gregory’s grammar school, Bourgade High School and attended Phoenix Community College/Business and Scottsdale Community College/Real Estate Law. After moving to Fountain Hills in 1972 and starting her affiliation with the Real Estate Industry. Her college education in Real Estate Law allowed her to work and operate an Escrow/Title office for more than 20 years, providing excellent customer service and problem solving skills to her clients. Barb’s many years in this field, her extensive knowledge of homes sales during the escrow and mortgage process is unsurpassed. When you’re looking for a knowledgeable Fountain Hills REALTOR who will spare no effort to help fulfill your real estate goals, look no farther the Barb Russo. When not serving clients, Barb enjoys weekends in Show Low, Az gardening, cooking and relaxing on the porch with her husband and watching the many critters that occupy the tall Ponderosa pines.
Kathy Ashmore has resided in Fountain Hills for 10+ years, Southwest Airline Flight Attendant. Specializing in the luxury second home market. Kathy and her Bon has had a second home in Fountain Hills since the 90s. She was a broker for 10years in Ogden Utah before moving to Fountain Hills fulltime. She also is an interior decorator and great at staging homes.