Owning a home can be one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. Whether you are buying or selling your house, Carter makes a seemingly difficult process very easy. His results-driven approach, analytical background, and genuine nature gives his clients an advantage in maximizing their return on investment.
Since calling San Francisco home for the past five years, Carter has gotten to know each neighborhood intimately- a critical component in matching buyers with their dream home. During his youth, he had the good fortune to experience living in many different parts of the country. This taught him how to be highly adaptable- a skill that benefits his clients given his ability to be fast and flexible in any situation. He is able to build strong rapport with anyone he meets and enjoys connecting with others with different or diverse backgrounds from his own. Carter prides himself on maintaining authentic communication with everyone he interacts with, knowing well that transparency is paramount to building successful and lasting relationships.
Carter earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from San Francisco State. As a student, he began working for a tech startup called Rinse. He quickly became an integral team member and respected leader within the organization. Although he loved his role as Operations Manager and helping to build Rinse into the industry leader in dry clean & laundry delivery service, he could not ignore his passion for real estate investment and development. Carter has carried these same management skills with him in real estate, and never allows his clients to make a decision he wouldn’t feel comfortable making himself. His entire business is centered around building extreme trust and rapport with his customers. He goes above and beyond his job as fiduciary to build lifelong relationships.
His social footprint expands far beyond the San Francisco Bay Area- Carter has a wealth of connections across the world to help make sure you’re working with the best buyers and sellers in the market. His relentless perseverance, grit, and go-getter attitude help him negotiate the best sale for his clients and push deals through the finish line. As a fellow investor himself, Carter has a knack for seeking out the best opportunities and is able to align your investment strategy with specific neighborhoods and property types.
When not in the office, Carter leads a very active lifestyle. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking with his dog Shiloh, or running along the beautiful California coast. He also loves to travel when he can and plans on visiting every country in the world.
“Thanks, Carter, for helping me to find and purchase a condo in San Francisco! You were very nice and professional. Everything went smoothly. I can’t be more happy!”
– Pavel U.
“Excellent contact from day one to closing and after. Carter helped us through the San Francisco-specific real estate market and was always very efficient, professional, and pleasant. The usage of new technology helped us make offers efficiently and on very short delays. His knowledge of the market and processes helped us obtain our new home at the best price.”
– Joyce & Pascal L.
“I’ve been a real estate developer and a defense contractor for the US Army Corps of Engineers for over 15 years. Over these years I’ve developed an incredible distaste for real estate brokers/agents. I never work with brokers/agents. I can’t stand them. Yet, Carter Waite is the one anomaly. He has what all other brokers and agents lack: absolute integrity! I would normally never recommend using any broker/agent for any type of transaction. Nevertheless, from my own experience, blind trust can be placed in Carter Waite. He’s a modern day gladiator; he fought tooth and nail for every term and accommodation I required, while being humble and grounded to know the clear extent of what was plausible for me. It was nothing short of an absolute pleasure hiring Carter Waite. He completely shattered my image of what a broker/agent is capable of being.”
– Tony K.
“Carter helped us find a great condo and went above and beyond. He was so proactive with sending us places, digging for more information, and accommodating to my schedule (viewings in the evenings, etc). Also really liked that I could text him about anything and he always texted back in a timely manner. He asked a lot of the right questions to help get at what we were looking for. Friendly, reliable, hard-working, and always well-dressed!.”
– Theresa C.
“Effortlessly engaging, Carter brings the energy, hustle and strong communication skills that you want out of the partner who is helping you find your new home. His high-octane motor + honesty always leave you feeling like you are his #1 priority, while his solution-focused mindset ensures that you are getting the best available option.”
– Etan W.
“They say you can tell a lot about a person by how they react to stress. Carter maintains his focus and clarity even when the sky seems to be falling. He’s driven to get results but not at the expense of others. He betters the people around him. That’s the kind of person you want in your corner.”
– Todd H.
“Carter is an inspirational leader who helped Rinse from a fledgling start-up to a national presence. He has an incredible work ethic, inspires loyalty from others, learns quickly and thoroughly…in short, he gets things done and consistently exceeds expectations. Highly recommend him in whatever capacity!”
– James J.
“Carter is a trustworthy person who will place the client first. He has the work ethic, intelligence, and passion needed to do an excellent job.”
– Ivan R.
>”Carter is a strong communicator in both formal and informal situations. While he is good at delivering the message he also engages well through listening. He brings energy, clarity, and earnestness to all his communications. The communication and persuasiveness skill he’s been able to hone at such a young age is quite impressive. Selling seems to come naturally to Carter, but the qualifier is that he does so genuinely. It is evident that when he’s fired up about something, he lives, breathes and sleeps it. There is no off switch for Carter.”
– Denzel H.
An Entrepreneur. Master of Communication. Basketball fanatic. Compassionate human being.
Seeing those close to me succeed!
Waking up before 7 AM.
My iPhone. I try to keep things fresh by changing my wake-up song weekly.
Relaxing on the beach in Hawaii with friends and family. Book in one hand, beer in the other.
Working at my Uncle's bike shop at a very young age.
Flying! No more headaches from traffic on 101/280.
The endless opportunities the universe has to offer. You can literally manifest your own destiny!
Changing the real estate game.
What do I love most about the Bay Area?
Diversity! The people, the culture, the geography...what's not to love?