You may know NSDCAR REALTOR® member Carolyn D’Agosta who has served on the NSDCAR Board of Directors for the past 10 years. She also has served on the NSDCAR Professional Standards Committee for the past 20 years and on the Risk Management Committee since its founding about six years ago.
Carolyn served as president of the Escondido Association of Realtors in 1978 and was involved in the 1994 formation of NSDCAR. She has served on the state level with the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) as a board member since 1974 and on numerous committees, including MLS, Legal Affairs, and Communications. She has served on the national level with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) since 1985 and on numerous committees, including Professional Standards and Risk Management. She has received many awards from both C.A.R. and NAR.
But did you know that Carolyn’s favorite pastime is spending time with her granddaughters?
“I helped raise the girls, they each have their own room at our house,” said Carolyn. Nicole, 24, attends Palomar College. Amanda, 25, attends the University of San Francisco. “During the summer, the girls will spend several weeks at our house. We have fun watching movies, shopping and celebrating life. Sometimes, I also bring them along with me on my travels to real estate meetings. They call me `Grammy.’”
Carolyn has been an owner-broker since 1975 and has worked on more than 2,000 transactions as an agent and broker principal. Her experience has included residential, new home subdivisions, lots and commercial properties. She also is active in real estate expert witness testimony and litigation support. She has been married to NSDCAR member Ron Romanowich for the past 11 years.
“We have a very full and wonderful life between real estate work, entertaining friends at our home, spending time in the kitchen and bouncing around with Max,” said Carolyn. Max is a rescued West Highland terrier. “I also spend a lot of time reading and keeping up with real estate for my teaching and training.”
One of Carolyn’s favorite dishes is chicken marsala made with chicken cutlets, mushrooms, and Marsala wine. “Ron makes the gravy for spaghetti, he’s an incredible cook,” said Carolyn.
At the end of a busy day, Carolyn enjoys relaxing with a good book. She enjoys reading mysteries and thrillers. Her favorite novelists include: David Baldacci, who writes about a remarkable detective Amos Decker (“the man who can forget nothing”); Sandra Brown, a bestselling author of romantic novels and thriller suspense novels who also works under the pen names of Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan, and Erin St. Claire; and, Dan Brown, author of thriller fiction, most notably the novels “Angels & Demons,” “The Da Vinci Code” and “Inferno.”
Carolyn has traveled around the country and interacts with scores of REALTORS® and real estate associations in other cities and states. “I know what a good association looks like and our North County association is excellent,” she said. “We focus on serving our members, we care about our members. I’m so proud of our association and our commitment to the members.”