Beth Carlton, GRI, CNE, RSPS


Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent Customer service is my specialty. I keep my business small and personal. If you are looking for "concierge" service, or an agent who will be with your through the whole process from beginning to end, then please give me a call.

Home buyers and sellers deserve the benefit of having a professional Realtor assist them when purchasing or selling a home. As there are continuous changes in the real estate marketplace, it is imperative to select an experienced agent to ensure a smooth transaction.

I am an active member of the Realtors Association of Sarasota and Manatee, The Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. I am also proud to be a part of The Women's Council of Realtors of Manatee County.

I have dedicated myself to ongoing continuing education. If I am not showing houses, writing contracts or negotiating the next deal, you can find me in a class room fine tuning my skill set and staying informed and up-to-date on the business of real estate.

My goal is to guide you through all aspects of buying or selling your home from contract to closing.

It would be my pleasure to make your real estate dreams come true. Local Touch.....Global Reach

My Background:

After 30+ years in the Investment Industry as an Institutional Securities Trader, I decided to brave a bold, new world as a Realtor. My experiences understanding the financial and real estate markets, negotiating the deal and providing superior customer service have translated well into Real Estate sales and marketing. I chose Key Solutions Real Estate, a superior Real Estate company, as my partner in business because of their culture of caring, their incredible training and coaching programs, the best possible commission structure, the cutting edge technology and their unique profit sharing structure. I am working with a great company and doing something I have always dreamed of doing.....building a real estate business. I would love to share my love for Real Estate with you.

What Beth's Customers Have To Say:

Beth Carlton was amazing as a realtor. From the beginning of looking at over 25 properties in two days, to recommending a local lender, to creating a timeline of documents needed, to working with the seller and their agent in fixing problems at the home, to going out to the property for the home inspection, to digging in the dirt trying to locate the well, to being patient during the ongoing document requests from the lender, to really being supportive in the whole process which ended with her handing me the keys to my new home and a bottle of wine, the whole process was bearable because of Beth. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in purchasing or even thinking about purchasing a house. Beth Carlton knows her stuff and I will be handing out her business cards to my friends.

Beth Carlton is very knowledgeable about the area, very detail oriented, and a good communicator of information. She was very patient in working with us during our home selection process. We always felt that Beth really worked to present homes that met our requirements. She found us the perfect home, we closed yesterday, and we are very happy. We will recommend happily Beth Carlton to our family and friends.

Don & Donna
My experience with Beth Carlton was simply outstanding. Beth is a true professional who cares very much for the clients she serves and delivers on everything she commits too. Her marketing strategy was excellent. Beth hired a home staging consultant who provided many useful recommendations and a professional photographer who came up with beautiful pictures. I can’t thank her enough for the time and dedication she gave me and for the tremendous job she did in selling my house. I highly recommend Beth Carlton to anyone buying or selling their home.

Beth was professional and caring in our sales process. She provided us with detailed information to assist with pricing and followed up with timely feedback after showings. We got a contract in record time and with her assistance were able to get a great price. Beth made the closing process easy by taking care of the details and respecting our schedules and time. Everything went smooth because of Beth’s attention to detail and timely communication. We highly recommend Beth to anyone who is buying or selling a home or investment property.

Jean & Doug
When we “interviewed” Beth, we were impressed with her business acumen and negotiating prowess. That’s important in real estate. Also, we felt very comfortable with her, our personalities seemed to mesh. She understood our goals and pointed out some that we hadn’t thought of, which made choosing her very easy.

Shari & Dave
Beth Carlton was excellent to work with. She was frequently in communication and was tireless in seeing properties, making phone calls and sending emails on our behalf. After being disappointed by two other agents in the area, Beth was a breath of fresh air to work with.

Erin & Will
Beth was top notch through the entire home buying experience. From the start of my search, Beth kept constant communication and always researched my questions with enthusiasm. There was never any pressure from her to “get into any house.” She took the time to sit down with me and figure out what I was looking for in a house. We looked at numerous houses during the buying process and Beth’s knowledge of Manatee County helped me get into a great location. As with any home buying experience, there is always the possibility of “hiccups”, however, Beth stayed on top of everything from the home inspectors to the title company. I have bought numerous homes and this purchase was by far the smoothest. I highly recommend Beth Carlton to any future homeowners!

Working with Beth has been a great experience that exceeded all our expectations. As a first time home buyer, we were unaware of the whole process and how everything worked. Beth explained everything to us in a way we understood and answered any questions we had. She is very professional and is an expert in what she does. We highly recommend using Beth as your realtor!

Ben & Alaina
Beth worked tirelessly on both our sale as a seller’s rep and our purchase. She anticipated problems, made numerous helpful suggestions and followed up with the many questions we had. It was a seamless and efficient transfer.

Ruthie & Jim
Beth did a fantastic job for my wife and I. We were relocating from out of state and weren’t terribly familiar with the area. She took the time to help us research the market and get some idea of what might work for us then spent a full weekend showing us houses in the area. Great service throughout the process even after closing. I highly recommend Beth.

Monica & John
Beth Carlton is the best realtor we have ever had! She listened to our needs, was always immediately available to answer questions and give us good advice. Beth found us the perfect home, great setting, with a phenomenal outdoor space! She took care of finding inspectors, repair companies and other contacts we needed. Beth is a professional who handled our life transition very well. We moved from Wisconsin and Beth made our life changes seamless. She is fantastic with her knowledge of the area, personable, approachable and an expert advisor. The “GO TO” Realtor in the Bradenton Area!

Beth & Mark
This was the 4th home we have sold and this sale was the smoothest and easiest sale we have ever had. Thank you, Beth, for making it pleasurable.

Kelley & Scott
We are so grateful for your patience, support, time and guidance in our decision for purchasing our home. You are an amazing realtor because you know the market, have patience with indecision and you know how to make time searching for a home productive. We also know you had our best interest at heart when it came time to negotiate. Excellent experience from beginning to end.

Natalie & Kevin
We interviewed several real estate agents and felt very comfortable with Beth. She was highly recommended from a friend of ours. We wanted an agent that would personally handle the sale of our home from the signing of the contract through the closing and not pass us off to another member of the team. She went above and beyond keeping us advised with every aspect of the quick sale of our home. We definitely made the best decision hiring Beth as our agent and will contact her again when we choose to sell or buy another home.

Shelly & Jeff
Beth Carlton was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her to anybody. We went through the process on two different homes. The first home was appraised poorly and the sellers and I came to an impasse in negotiations. While I was upset in general about losing the house and very disheartened, she was supportive telling me that there would be another one and that it would be better than the last one. She was so correct and I LOVE the home I ended up purchasing. Beth stayed in constant contact with me during the entire home buying process and played a major role in winning the bid on my eventual new home. I always felt that she was “present” during the process which was a concern of mine going into the process with any realtor. I was looking for a unique piece of property in a few select areas which made the selection process more difficult as the inventory was in short supply. Those properties were flying off the market so she was forced to keep me updated as soon as something was listed. Not just through her online portal listing all homes that met my criteria, but she also called me by phone. The home I purchased ended up receiving 13 offers in a 48 hour window. I told Beth from the moment I walked into the home that I wanted this home and we had to do everything possible within my budget to get it. Although I did not have a cash offer, she gave me several tips on making our offer stand out. Beth stayed in contact with the sellers realtor making sure she pulled as much information out of her about the sellers needs to try to win the home. She hung in there with me on quick close and was very supportive while the lender slammed me with financial questions (I own my own small business so I was under intense scrutiny). She kept me updated at every turn and worked well with my mortgage company even while on a previously planned vacation. While I’m sure there are many good realtors out there, she was outstanding. She’s a very down to earth person. She did not once make me feel like I was a bother or that she was too busy to talk to me. I am not an easy person to please with customer service but was very happy with her at a very stressful time period. I give her 5 out of 5 stars!

James K.
More than pleased with everything Beth has done to help us get into our new home as quickly as possible! Beyond excellent client satisfaction, exceptional communication and a smooth transaction from beginning to end!

Tiffany & Andy
Your preparation and attention to detail left nothing to chance. From our first meeting when you presented your market analysis, to the listing contract signing, to the professional photographer and stager you brought in, we knew we were in capable hands. Your narrative on the listing and your recommendation on price were instrumental on us selling our home in one day! Great Job!

Lynn & Rick
Beth is the best Realtor ever! Thank you for all your hard work and your wonderful friendship!

Leslie & Gordon
Beth listened to what we wanted but also expanded that to include options we may not have thought of. She was very accessible and kept us on track. She was a magnificent advocate for us and was honest and realistic when explaining what we should expect. We would gladly recommend her to others!

Beth really helped us achieve what we wanted. She was great at responding and helping. She made a long distance transaction easy!

Kim & Steve
Beth communicated honestly and openly and was always accessible. She was diligent in follow up and follow through and did a great job negotiating for us. She also held other needed parties accountable. We closed on 2 houses from 2 different states on the same day.

Carrie & Rich
Beth helped us sell our home in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. She was very knowledgeable about the market and an excellent negotiator. Beth was great to work with not only because she is so nice but also because she gave us great suggestions on how to stage and sell the home. Beth also helped us find a new home. Since we are new to the area she drove us all over and showed us all of the different areas and explained the pros and cons of each. We absolutely love our new home and we wouldn’t have found it without Beth. We will definitely use her for all of our real estate needs.

Kathy & Steve
Beth is extremely knowledgeable about the area and housing. She went above and beyond to show us many properties and tended to all of our needs. Beth is organized, timely, and very detail oriented. She’s a tremendous agent and truly cares about her clients.

Holly & Ray
I would definitely recommend Beth Carlton to anyone who needed a realtor. She is experienced, knowledgeable, personable, and very hard working. She took care of details and guided us through a quick closing. Her recommendations on supporting services were not only great to work with but also the least expensive of the providers I reviewed. She was a tough negotiator and a successful one. I am extremely happy with our home purchase and it is in great part due to the hard work of Beth. You need her on your side!

Ellen & Craig
Beth Carlton is the consummate real estate professional. She works very hard and knows the market and her business. Beth Carlton is extremely knowledgeable about the Manatee County real estate market and Key Solutions is very fortunate to have her on their team.

John D. Goode
She's wonderful!

Do Lahr
We were out of state purchasers. Beth was very helpful telling us about the different nuances applicable to Florida which was very helpful. Beth was also very helpful and very much on time of things. If I had any questions, she was always quick to get back to me with a response. I felt that she negotiated a very fair price on my home purchase. I would not hesitate to use Beth again, or to recommend her to a friend. Overall it was a very pleasant and painless experience.

Ron and Lynn Kong
Timely, efficient and highly professional. Based on our experience Cheryl and I would highly recommend Beth.

I rarely post an across the board excellent rating but in this case, it is warranted.

Bob S.
Beth is a real professional. She is super responsive, always willing to help, knows her business, and knows the area. We couldn't have asked for a better agent.

Tom F.
We would recommend Beth Carlton to anyone who is looking to buy or sell any property in the area, we are planning to purchase a few more houses for income property and we will definitely be using Beth as our broker. Beth Carlton is on top of her game, always ready to do what it takes to get the job done and is ready to do what it takes to complete the sale and does it in a professional and friendly way.

Dede and Bryan