A Motivated, Dynamic, And Innovative Business Professional Is How Cara Dumond Is Described.
As an accomplished MBA Graduate, Cara has a long record of success. Her love of being around people and ability to spark up a conversation with just about anyone is shown in her articulate communication skills.
Growing Up Local
In 1997 Cara graduated from Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, New York. Following graduation, she went on to attend AACSB-accredited Marist Business School at Marist College in Poughkeepsie. She received a Bachelor of Science degree and majored in Business Administration with a minor in Fashion Merchandising.
Following this, Cara decided to further her education and went on to attend MBA school. She graduated in 2003 on the dean’s list with high honors in all semesters. Upon graduation, she received her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.
Hard Work And Dedication
For 10 years Cara worked as a project support manager at a manufacturing consulting company. While there she took part in innovative lean, lean sigma, and six Sigma solutions that improved the company’s business performance. Additionally, she was part of deploying tailored training, implantation, and consulting services. This helped her customers create an organizational culture of continuous and sustainable improvement.
Following her time there Cara spent 5 years in management and retail positions for Ann Taylor (Loft), Levis Strauss and Company, and Lafayette 148. Throughout this time, she developed hundreds of personal relationships with clientele. Through email, personal outreach, and social media she grew these connections and kept her clients up to date.
In addition, Cara was given many different roles of responsibility including planning and executing many private events for C-Level professionals in the outside community. Thanks to her hard work and dedication Cara sold over $100,000 in commissions during her first five months at Lafayette 148.
Building A Life And A New Career
Cara and her amazing husband Eric have been married for over 19 years. 18 years ago they began building their home in Greenville, New York. Shortly after they welcomed their twins into the world.
Throughout the experience of selling their townhouse and building their dream home, Cara got her first taste of Real Estate. It was extremely stressful and overwhelming but she loved the excitement and challenge that came with it.
In 2019 Cara wanted a change and decided to leave corporate America. The experience she had while building her house stuck with her. When her friend bought a house with Tammy Scotto from Green Team, Cara loved her professional manner and dedication to the industry. She soon decided that Real Estate was the best choice for her.
As a people person, Cara loves being out in the world and the flexibility that comes with this career fits perfectly with her family life. The ability to help her clients navigate such an important decision as buying or selling a home is an extremely rewarding experience for her. Cara always puts her client’s needs, wants, and desires first and foremost. Being born and raised in Orange County Cara has a strong love, as well as extensive knowledge of the area.
A Calling For Real Estate
Over the last 3 years that she’s spent as a Realtor, she has loved all facets of the business. Whether it be helping a first-time buyer navigate the market or finding the perfect distressed property to bring back to life. She finds every aspect exciting and fascinating.
Cara’s most memorable sale was her first listing. During the height of COVID-19 Cara had 48 showings in 2 days and 17 offers. She went to the local hardware store and bought every box of booties and gloves to prepare. This was just the beginning of her dedication to her clients. She continues to do anything and everything in her power to get the job done and accomplish her client’s dreams.
This dedication has paid off in many ways. In 2022 Cara had the highest residential sale for BHGRE Green Team which sold for an amazing $1,622,000. Additionally, Cara was 2nd for BHGRE Green Teams fourth quarter sales leaders.
Time For Her Passions
Although Cara dedicates much of her time to real estate she hasn’t forgotten to make time for herself and her family.
Throughout the years her kids attended Minisink Valley CSD they played many sports. Whether it was basketball, football, wrestling, lacrosse, or snowboarding Cara was there for them. She was always ready to attend their games and help out their teams however they needed her.
She enjoys spending time doing yoga, reading, and trying different restaurants throughout the Hudson Valley. In addition, Cara loves to explore her passion for home decorating and staging. In addition, Cara volunteers at Mini Wellness Retreats. She loves being able to support a great cause and have such a positive impact on her community.