Who is Carrot?

Our Story

Starting in college we got bit by the real estate bug and it hasn’t left us since.

Investing in rental properties, mini-storage, and commercial office buildings on a small scale. But, one big passion that has grown for us over the years is learning how to leverage technology to help us do things easier, more quickly, and get better results.

Building our first real estate website back in 2003 that began to generate free motivated seller leads online within weeks of it going live… since then we’ve refined our marketing systems, website platforms, and overall strategy on what it takes to drive leads online in multiple different industries… and brought in over 1,253,267 real estate related leads online in the past 5 years alone.

We Love Marketing, Technology, And Helping Entrepreneurs

Real estate was our roots… but marketing, technology, and entrepreneurship are our passion. We decided to take that passion, experience, and knowledge and create the best website system for real estate investors that does the important things… and none of the fluff.

If you’re looking to finally have a real estate investor or agent website that gets search engine rankings and drives you free seller and buyer leads… to be able to take FULL CONTROL of your site from start to finish so your brand is unique to your target market and does not feel like just another template website… to generate leads the RIGHT way… and be easy for you to run yourself… you’re looking at the right place.

Our Mission

“Add humanity to business and help people regain time for the things that matter.”

Our Core Values

  1. Be a Beacon of Positivity and Possibility
  2. Have Fun and Be Different
  3. Take Initiative and Show You Care
  4. Craft Amazing Experiences
  5. Adapt, Evolve, & Always Improve

The Carrot Advantage

As you know there’s no shortage of real estate investor and agent website templates on the market. Prices range from $1,500 upfront and $100/mo… to the low end of $10/mo. But we felt there was a gap and real estate investors and agents haven’t been served with what they truly need.

Where all of those other systems make up for cool features like deal analyzers and other fancy doodads… most of them lack in the important things. After all, all of those fancy features aren’t worth much if you can’t get consistent traffic to your site, build credibility from your site when they get there, and convert them to customers from there. Many of those systems are great… but most investors and agents just don’t need all of those features or added expense.

We focus on building clean, professional, flexible, and effective websites for real estate investors, agents, and entrepreneurs in other industries as well, to help you grow your business, gain brand identity, and live the lifestyle you want to live. We even share our data to prove it.

Ready to join the Carrot community? You’ll like the weather over here :-)

Meet The Carrot Team

Trevor – The guy behind the plan

Trevor cut his teeth in real estate in college and through years of trial and error, learned how to generate leads online effectively through inbound online marketing (to the tune of 84,000+ real estate related leads and counting). He leads the Carrot team and focuses on helping members get the result they want. But, away from business… Trevor loves mountain biking, golfing, and spends most of his time with his wife and 3 young kids.

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Fueled by gallons of coffee, Chris leads the design, development and general nerdiness that makes Carrot run.

Jake – Tech Support Extraordinaire
VR enthusiast, lover of puppers, coffee addict. Performing at the sweet spot between simplicity and purpose to answer technical problems with honest solutions. I’m fueled by craft beer, hip-hop and tortilla chips.

Alex – Operations
Alex works to make Carrot more effective. He makes lists and spreadsheets for everything in life because organization is life. When he isn’t behind his computer you can find him enjoying the outdoors.

Andre-Profile-PicAndre – Knowledge Base Coordinator: Success Experience 
Andre likes to start her day early, before the birds wake, setting and keeping a strong momentum. An avid reader, runner, and cook. She enjoys learning, laughing, gardening, singing, and dancing. She wants to help you be successful and will make sure you have fun along the way.

adrianAdrian – Customer Success Hero: Strategy
I have been active in real estate full time since 2009, it’s been cool to combine my passion for inbound marketing with real estate investing. My kick is helping others find the success that I have had with InvestorCarrot.

brendan_150Brendan – Advertising & SEO Coordinator
Paid advertising and SEO gets me going. My Goals: Have fun and help people reach their goals along the way. Family guy, traveler, runner, and a HUGE baseball fan.

jenJen – Minister for Magic of Random Tasks
Jen is the one behind the scenes keeping Carrot running smoothly! Not only is she Trevor’s assistant, she coordinates all our team events and adventures, mails out swag bombs to our members and about a million other things in between. On top of that she has 3 amazing kiddos who she loves spending time with and loves that Carrot gives her more opportunities to do that.

shaun-2Shaun – Design Integrator Extraordinaire
“I am here to make sick looking sites and brighten peoples day.” Shaun takes what you give him and makes it look great and still perform like a champ. He loves family, friends and having a good time. Travels the world just to see what is on the other side. Here to help you shine.

petepetePete – Customer Development Pro
Pete has many passions. The biggest among them is connecting with people on an individual level, learning about them and their needs, and supplying them with the information and tools that will ensure their success. He has been involved in real estate for two years and has found a new level of enthusiasm helping others with their journeys. A sports enthusiast, Pete enjoys all things sports; but loves scuba diving and martial arts above it all.


Levi – Sales and Product Specialist

Levi has a passion for helping people and his position at Carrot allows him to interact and communicate with others on a daily basis. He is not afraid to get things done. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hunting, golfing, and playing fantasy football. He also enjoys talking about anything sports related, so don’t be afraid to ask.

Dan MorrisDan – Customer Success Manager
When he is not on a river or playing with his kids, Dan loves helping others learn something new and seeing that “Ah-ha” moment when their goals are met. He is also pretty sure the University of Oregon is not actually accredited.

DanniDanni – People Team Leader
A checklist nerd that likes to get. stuff. done. With a La Croix and bagel in hand, she’s ready to get you where you need to go. When she’s not working with the Carrot team, Danni enjoys playing cards with her husband, coaching & playing soccer, and making fun of her cat. She also has watched The Office way too many times, so feel free to send her your favorite line one of these days.
AustinAustinAustin – Sr. Software Engineer
Austin is a full stack developer focused on pushing the limits of the web as a platform for rich interactive experiences.

Grady SullivanGrady – Customer Success Hero
I love helping people figure out how to take an idea from inception to reality. Drawing out the blueprint to accomplishing a goal and implementing the plan is what get’s me going. I also enjoy getting in a good run or swim and singing in a choir.
Josh – Agent Carrot Specialist
Josh likes to read, teach, write music and brainstorm about business. He works to help people see all the angles, and explore solutions to their problems. He loves being married, hanging out with his kids and listening to Radiohead.

Mason TowneMason – Customer Success Hero
Mason is a people person who loves helping people learn to help themselves. His two favorite things are helping people get to that aha moment and food. If he’s not hanging out with his wife or his friends, you can catch him playing video games, cooking, or making his own hamburger meat. He also will refuse to talk to you if you call it “pop” instead of soda.
Joaquin OrtizJoaquin – Customer Success Hero
Joaquin’s passion lies in cultivating a personal connection as a foundation for collaborative growth. As a renaissance man, he uses his extensive toolkit of skills to network, explain things in creative ways, design, and above all, be of service. With his ongoing curiosity to learn, he has sought out a variety of life experiences. Highlights include music festival production (Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival), coaching track and field at collegiate and high school levels, having national appearances in NCAA Div 2 Championships (800m and 4x400m), and his alter ego DJ Coach Joaquin; who tailors music to match a live fitness environment. Above all, Joaquin’s favorite experience was creating a TV show for his home town featuring local restaurant burritos… Outside of work, he loves beach hammocking and rock climbing (Smith Rock anyone?)

Brady - Content Marketing SpecialistBrady – Content Marketing Specialist
I love my job. I get to produce podcasts and create videos for Carrot! My main passion in life is helping others find their own comeback story. Storytelling, conversation, and writing music are what fuel that passion. Outside of work, I’m usually out adventuring with my gorgeous wife and our crazy little boy. Also, I like Volvo station wagons way too much.
Lisa - Client Services CoordinatorLisa – Client Services Coordinator
During the day you are most likely to find Lisa buzzing around organizing everything in her path or creating efficient, actually useful, whole picture systems. If not there, she is probably outside feeding her soul w/ friends & family; hiking, snowboarding, backpacking or with some precious lake time in the sun. She thrives on the human connection & helping people get to where they want to be.

Kiley Newbold - VP Of MarketingKiley – VP Of Growth
I love to create. The challenges & rewards that come from building and managing growth speaks to my core. I am passionate about building brands around exceptional products & services; I enjoy telling a good story, and am fascinated with understanding and improving the way people communicate, the communities we build and the way we make decisions. Home is Salt Lake City w/ my beautiful wife & 3 children where I love spending time running and skiing the world-class mountain trails.
Tim OppeltTim – Project Coordinator
Tim is a Carrot customer-turned-employee. First 2-time CarrotCamper in the house! He runs a wholesaling business in Delaware using Carrot, SEO, and PPC and is now an operations guru at Carrot. Tim is also addicted to playing tennis and will do anything to improve. He is a foodie at heart and loves exploring new places and cuisines!

Nathan - Customer Success HeroNathan – Customer Success Hero
Nothing excites Nathan more than music, technology, and helping others… except for maybe fine cuisine. Specializing in problem solving, he is here to find the easiest solution to your technical issue.
BenBen – Webmaster
Ben is passionate about helping people build awesome things on the web. He loves dogs, climbing, mountains, and yoga.

Beth BannorBeth – Customer Success Hero
Beth loves to help people succeed through technology. When she’s not helping Carrot customers, she loves walking and taking photographs in nature with her husband. She also likes chocolate and Diet Pepsi a bit too much.
Kim – Client Services Coordinator
Kim has a love for everything organized. People are so cool and Kim loves to listen, connect and help them in any way she can. When not checking off checklists you’ll find her hanging out with her husband and two kids, hopefully out and about enjoying the beauty of the Pacific NW which she calls home.

Geoff HawkesGeoff – Director Of Product
Product Leader with Software Engineering background and broad experience. Loves building platforms, working with awesome teams and enjoying the sun+ocean of San Diego.
Matt – Software Engineer
Matt is a full-stack developer and a Virginia native. He enjoys getting out into the woods for a hike, playing guitar, and good bourbon.

Stephen HeadshotStephen – Digital Acquisitions Manager
Loves the psychology of how people use the internet and how to improve communication to help others make decisions that impact their lives. Home is Tahoe and when not snowboarding in the fresh pow you’ll find me on the closest racetrack, playing some xbox with my girlfriend, or at a venue enjoying some live music.
BrentBrent – Sales Development Rep
Brent loves talking to people, learning new things, and helping others grow. He strives to get better every day. He’s married to his high school sweetheart, and they have four crazy boys. He loves the Chicago Bears and Chicago Blackhawks, and he also loves playing strategy board games. He began real estate investing a few years ago, and loves the process of taking a broken house and making it beautiful!

Katie Stapko headshotKatie – Product Designer
Katie specializes in designing user interfaces, and loves building, improving and maintaining design systems as well as working with development teams. In her spare time she loves looking at and making art!
Laynie Thomas headshotLaynie – Senior Product Marketer
Laynie brings product stories to life to connect the right people to the right products to reach their goals, or to simply make life easier. When she’s not crafting the story of Carrot, you can find Laynie eating her way through Atlanta, enjoying a game night with friends, in the kitchen trying out new recipes (or making them up), and hanging out with her husband, baby and two dogs.

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