Anne founded “Carroll Realty” in historic downtown Troy in 2000, with the intention that her 29 years of expertise in historic and unique architecture, was a resource for owners and purchasers of exceptional homes and estates. As an independently owned residential real estate company her success is attributed to strong community roots, discreet, conscientious attention and an understanding of the local market and a passion for history!
Anne is a Certified Real Estate Broker(CRB), Certified Real Estate Specialist(CRS), Graduate of the Real Estate Institute(GRI) Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) are only a few of her designations. She was Women’s Council of REALTORS 1999 Local Chapter President; 2005 New York State Women’s Council of REALTOR® President (holding many officer positions and chaired many committees); the Greater Capital Association of REALTOR®, Board of Director’s; New York State Association of REALTOR®, Board of Director’s and the Rensselaer County Historical Society, Board of Trustees for 9 years. Anne currently sits on St. Anne’s Institute, Albany Foundation Board. St. Anne Institute in Albany, NY is a not for profit organization dedicated to improving the emotional,mental and spiritual well-being of children, teens and families throughout New York state.
Anne has received numerous community & real estate awards: Realtor Of The Year; New York State Woman’s Council of Realtors Member-of-the-Year; WCR Business Woman of the Year; and the Rensselaer County Historical Society's Hart/Cluett Award are a few.
Anne Carroll,CRB,CRS,GRI —a preservation advocate with a long-time passion for historic architecture and a desire to preserve our history became a real estate broker 1983 specializing in marketing and selling historic properties. There is quality found in historic homes—the quality of design, material, and handcraft—that doesn't exist in many of today's McMansions e.g. plaster walls and decorative elements created by craftsmen. Specializing in marketing and selling historic properties comes with its own set of challenges. Historic properties are unique and appeal to a specialized buyer. You need very specialized marketing for these types of houses. Unlike cookie-cutter houses in tract developments, historic properties can be a challenge to value. Since each property is unique, it's often difficult to find comparable sales. Historic properties are, by definition, old—many are more than 100 years old. As a result, they have issues that real estate professionals who deal with newer homes don't often face. Still, the rewards of specializing in historic properties can be great. They all have charm and stories and Anne feels very privileged to be able to be a part of it. Historic preservation is what put Troy on the map for a community who cares about its history. If you preserve the character of a building you get more of a community feeling. When you start tearing down history, you lose that sense of fiber.