Macdonald Realty Achievements

2022-2021-2020-2019-2018 Sales Achievement Award

2022- 2021-2020-2019-2018 Sales Achievement Award

2017 Award of Excellence

2016 Top Producer Award

2014 Award of Excellence

2013 Top Producer Award

2012 Top Producer Award

2009 Top Producer Award

2006 Top Producer Award


  • Marketing Degree with Real Estate option British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Urban Land Economics degree ‎University of British Columbia


I hope you'll find this information helpful to get to know me better - from awards and credentials I've achieved, to references from past clients.

I consider the satisfaction of my clients to be my greatest achievement, and take pride in my repeat business and referrals.

Pat Dobie

Carol Palfrey is a phenomenal realtor. I bought when the market was competitive, to say the least. Carol figured out what I wanted and within a short period, we looked at everything on the market that suited my price range and preferences around size, location, and the other practical stuff. She knows a ton about buildings and about the Greater Vancouver market (and beyond). But beyond that, her real gift is her insight into the buyer. She saw the intangibles and understood what I wanted before I could articulate it myself. With every place we looked at, I had a better sense of what would work for me and my kids, and why.  I am extremely happy with the result. Bought a large condo in a solid building, great location, mountain view. The whole thing took less than 2 weeks, and Carol used her knowledge of the building and comparable properties to negotiate the sale for below the asking price. Her contracts are thorough, she looked out for my interests all the way, and she made sure I got access to and understood all the paperwork to make an informed decision. She was there for every appointment and kept in frequent touch. Her professional network (inspector, tradespeople) is invaluable. Highly recommend Carol for anyone looking to buy or sell their home or property!

Su Wilson

Over the last 20 years, I have worked with half a dozen different realtors buying and selling multiple homes and condos. Each one had enough skill to do the job, but not to win my favor as an agent. Then I found Carol. She is my lucky 7! What puts her above all the others I have worked with is her sincerity and commitment.  I know she is invested in protecting my interests when I make an investment in a new property, and will counsel me on the pros and cons of each possible decision for both the short and long term. When I had to sell my dream house in the midst of multiple family crises, Carol took the reins on arranging and managing staging, ultimately doing everything necessary to make an excellent presentation and an optimal sale.  Despite many obstacles, she remained cheerful and steadfast. She works hard, plays fair, and keeps things fun with her warm sense of humor. You will not go wrong by hiring Carol!


Best realtor ever!  Carol goes the extra mile to make sure her client is completely satisfied in every way. She is sensitive to the client's needs and preferences and provides all kinds of extra services for the client's benefit--way beyond anyone's expectations.  I've worked with a number of realtors over the course of my life, so I know what I'm talking about when I say Carol is truly outstanding!--

Geoffrey & Katharine

As this was our first attempt at purchasing a new home, we were naturally a little bewildered at the range of options and issues upon entering into the housing market. It was through Carol that we were able to safely navigate our way and not only end up with what we wanted, but also feel safe in knowing that we had made the right choice.

Several attributes warrant mention in relation to Carol. First, Carol gave us the right amount of attention. Carol was always there to respond to our calls and questions. As well, she stays on top of the housing market, monitoring what is coming on the market and keeping us informed. As well, she knew when to back off and gave us time to reflect on the whirlwind of thoughts that one goes through when looking at houses.

Second, Carol knows her profession. Her university schooling is in urban planning, which, along with her real estate training and year of experience gives her a formidable set of skills. We always enjoyed her breadth of insight when looking at a house. As well, she listened to what we had to say, and provided feedback as to what is realistic and what needs rethinking.

We have no hesitation in recommending Carol. Her sincere and professional approach to such a life-changing purchase is one that would benefit everyone.

Gillian Partridge

Ms. Palfrey has handled all my real estate matters for the past 6 years. During this time she has always been extremely efficient and helpful. She has a no nonsense business manner and I could trust her to handle my interests in a professional way. I have no hesitation in recommending her as a realtor.

Christian & Kim

We used Carol Palfrey as our real estate agent to successfully purchase our new home.  During our search, Carol was very patient and kept us focused on what we really wanted in a home.  Carol has a calm and professional demeanor, we never once felt pressured into our decision to buy our first home.

We will use Carol again when we purchase our next home and gladly recommend her services to other people.


As a first time home buyer, I couldn't have dreamed of a better agent than Carol. She was always patient, kind, helpful, persistent.  Her watchwords were, "We can do better than this" and, "You have to love it!".  We kept at it until that is exactly what happened. 

When I was ready to walk away, she said, "Let me make a phone call", and Carol got me everything I was looking for, and more.  

When it comes time to look for a new home, I'll be working with her again.  She comes with my highest possible recommendation.

Hannah and Mark

I highly recommend Carol Palfrey - we have purchased 2 houses with her and sold 1 and she is a very calm and down to earth person.    When we moved to Vancouver she sent us listings to look at for about a month before we came, to get a sense of what we liked and didn't like.  Then when we came to look for housing we were able to use our time effectively to find a great property!

Babita and Chris

I was introduced to Carol through a good friend who sold and bought with Carol. Our first impression of Carol was true of her character – she is reliable, honest, experienced, straight forward and professional. Carol sold our Vancouver condo for the price we wanted and she assisted us with purchasing a new condo in New Westminster. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor with integrity and extensive experience with the Vancouver/Greater Vancouver housing market.


I interviewed a few relators to sell my condo. Carol stuck out to me as someone I could trust, would work hard and wanted the same sale goals I had. Carol met and exceed my expectations; she was very professional, always available for questions, communicated with me frequently and represented my best interests. I sold my condo very quickly and above my asking price; I highly recommend Carol.


I sold and bought properties using Carol as my agent and it was such a pleasure working with her.  Buying or selling a property is probably one the most stressful decisions you will ever make in life but she applies her knowledge and expertise of the Vancouver market to help make it a breeze.  She has a natural gift when it comes to reading what you are looking for in a property.  When we were viewing properties she knew within minutes if it was not the right fit.   When working with Carol you get that extra attention,  she isn't looking to sell you a property, she is there to find you a home!  I would definitely use her services again.

Stephen Pollard

Thank goodness for Carol, who both quickly sold my house at well over the asking and turned around and helped me buy my new home. Carol is dynamic and a professional realtor that gave me the information, experience, and insight to make good decisions. Carol was supportive, frank, and enthusiastic – I would trust her to my friends and family. Thanks for the seamless transition Carol.

Rita and Steve

Carol is a hard working and trustworthy realtor ~ which says a lot in today's real estate market!  We interviewed a few realtors before we selected Carol, and the difference between her and  the others was very clear.  We are so glad that we worked with Carol, and are certain that her hard work and availability to meet clients when it suited them, got us the best possible price for our much loved home. She also worked with us during the whole process, making each step along the way, and there are many, as easy and stress-free as possible. There are the big name chain hotels, and the lovely attentive, personalized boutique hotels.....Carol is like a boutique realtor.  We highly recommend her.


Carol helped me buy my first condo 10 years ago, and just recently sold that same condo in less than one week! She goes that extra mile in every way to get you what you need and gets it done efficiently, even to a point of recommending and organizing trades people!  I trust her 100% to find me a quality home, and know that she is looking out for my best interest, and not hers. She won’t waste your time looking at places that she feels are not suitable, and she will definitely advise you if a condo is worth buying or not, as she has vast expertise and knowledge of the Vancouver market. I will always use her services and I have recommended her to many of my friends, who have also been very pleased with her work. Thanks again Carol, for another seamless transaction. 


Working with Carol made my move feel easy and seamless. Downsizing from a 3 bedroom townhouse to a 1 bedroom in Vancouver can be daunting. Carol tuned in on what I was looking for, which was not a cookie cutter new build, and found me the right place for the right price and got me well over asking on the townhouse. Professional and knowledgable, a pleasure to work with.


Carol made selling our house easy, even though we have a traumatized dog who had to be super-carefully worked around (not to mention that the house was in an uproar). Calm, kind, and supportive, Carol helped get a really good price in an unexpectedly stalled market. She's also been great in finding resources for dealing with a variety of post-sale tasks. Definitely the right realtor for us!


Carol went above and beyond to help me with the purchase, negotiation and was incredibly helpful with everything right up until move in date! Thanks Carol,


I used Carol to buy my first condo and she took care of all the details. When selling I thought I would try to save money and use 1% realty but the realtor wanted me to under value my place for a quick sale. That was disappointing to have a realtor that didn't value his clients needs. I then went back to my local specialist, Carol. She sold in 1 week what the other guy couldn't do in a month. I had multiple offers and got over asking. Carol actually cares about her clients and goes through all the details with you. If you are buying or selling, you can count on Carol. Thanks your a real professional!

Bernie Barrett

Carol sold our last house for us and then helped us with the purchase of a Condo. Her emphasis on due diligence was invaluable and so we know we got the best property at the best price. As sellers we found her knowledge and professionalism to be second to none.


If you are thinking of selling your home then i would highly recommend Carol Palfrey.
Before hiring Carol as my realtor last summer 2014, I had two other realtors visit my home who told me that my home would be very difficult to sell for the price I was asking since my neighbours had sold both their homes recently for a much lower price. My neighbours had undersold and I was not going to do the same. Both realtors tried to have me reduce the asking price. Then Carol arrived and she had already done her homework before meeting me. She told me that I would not only be able to get the house sold for the price i wanted but i could even list it a tad higher. She had based her listing price not on what my neighbours had sold their place for but instead what my house was worth per square foot in today's market. In the end I am so glad i chose Carol because she was able to get me over and above the price i wanted - in fact my house sold for $4000 more than I expected!! If you are seeking a realtor who is diligent, dependable and ready to work her butt off to get you the price you want for your home, then choose Carol Palfrey!!




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