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When you work with Carolyn, you get a trusted advisor and an experienced negotiator with an ability to anticipate and resolve issues before they develop.


While today's internet provides ready access to real estate listings, actually buying or selling your home can be a daunting experience.  Bay Area real estate transactions generate thousands of pages of complex agreements and disclosures.  Working with a competent Realtor® who is committed to serving your interests has never been more vital to completion of a successful transaction.

With a background in law and extensive knowledge of Marin County, Carolyn Bednarz has the tools to help you maximize your earnings in the sale of your property or realize your dream in the purchase of your new home.  Carolyn became experienced in complex real estate contract negotiations and transactions as an attorney at globally renowned, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy.  Her legal training enables Carolyn to bring exceptional professionalism to her work.  As your Realtor®, Carolyn will be conscientious and attentive to your needs and desires, consistently strive to minimize liability risks, while ensuring your transaction runs smoothly and efficiently. As a Coldwell Banker Realtor®, Carolyn, can provide you with a vast array of resources:  from an in-house loan officer offering a variety of mortgage loan options and pre-qualification services to extraordinary market research tools.

When purchasing a home, you are also buying into a community.  Having lived in Ross and Larkspur for over 22 years and raising children who attended schools in Kentfield, San Anselmo and San Rafael, and were involved in sports programs in Mill Valley, Tiburon, Fairfax and San Geronimo, Carolyn knows virtually every corner of Marin.  If you are looking for nursery schools, gyms, youth athletic options, musical theater classes or college counselors, Carolyn can help you find the best fit for you and your family.  She also has extensive experience in remodeling and landscape design and has a reliable network of reputable and qualified contractors, architects, interior designers and landscape architects.

Carolyn and her husband Paul currently live in Larkspur with their youngest daughter, a freshman at Marin Academy, while their older daughter and son attend University of Notre Dame and Dartmouth College, respectively.  Carolyn has been an avid volunteer throughout her life in Marin serving a variety of local organizations.  She loves long distance running, hiking and golf. 


Hastings College of the Law, JD

U.C. Berkeley, Northwestern University, BA and BS


CalBRE # 02006531

National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and Marin Association of Realtors

California State Bar Association # 143874

Marin County Bar Association

Community Involvement:

Family and Children's Law Center-counseled clients in marriage dissolutions and custody dispute resolution

Marin Academy Executive Parent Board Vice President-3 years

National Charity League, San Rafael Mission Belles

San Domenico School- Parent volunteer

Ross Valley Nursery School Board Vice President

Ross Valley Women's League, benefitting Adopt a Family of Marin-Treasurer

Ross Recreation Auxiliary Board member

Team Parent-Marin Academy Boys Golf and various Club soccer teams