About Carol

Carol Butler, owner and principal of American River Canyon Realty aka 50Cabins.com, A Town & High Country Real Estate Company, LLC and 50Cabins.com, could see that real estate was in her blood at an early age.  In her early twenties, she began playing her personal game of Monopoly - buying fixer-uppers and re-selling improved properties.  She learned what to look for, what to avoid, and exactly how to hone her natural skills as a real estate entrepreneur.  That experience and the knowledge that was built through it lead to the beginning of her professional real estate career, when she came on board with some of the most well-known and successful companies around, such as Coldwell Banker and Lyon & Associates.


A high performer in the ranks of these prestigious and nationally know firms, Carol sought broader education to make her even more valuable to her clients.  She augmented her training, embracing Dale Carnegie’s philosophy.  Her additional studies included in-depth programs in Economics, Finance, Property Management, Legal Aspects of Real Estate, Appraisal, Investment, 1031 Exchanges, Taxation and Creative Financing.  She also pursued additional licensing, including the prestigious “CRS” Certified Residential Specialist designation – a valuable certification held by fewer than 5% of all real estate professionals in the US today. A Resort & Second Home Specialist Designation Holder, (RSPS), as well as being a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.


A high energy achiever, Carol soon outgrew her rented desk space and purchased Smothers Realty, establishing American River Canyon Realty aka 50Cabins.com, A Town and High Country Real Estate Company, LLC.  Having specialized in vacation homes as well as city homes, the acquisition of her own real estate firm now allowed for her big ideas to bloom into bigger realities.  Today 50Cabins.com consistently controls over 85% of all sales in the American River Canyon, a record she has maintained year after year. 


If you are looking an exceptional top performer to represent you, you need not look any further.  Carol's integrity and honest straight forward approach will serve you well when the going gets tough.  Call Carol today and set up a personal meeting.  You’ll be glad you did.



My Credentials:


*    Licensed California Real Estate Broker

*    Resort & Second Home Specialist - RSPS

*    Certified Residential Specialist - CRS 

*    Real Estate Institute Graduate - GRI

*    Member Institute for Luxury Home Marketing


*    South Lake Tahoe Association of REALTORS

*    El Dorado County Association of REALTORS

*    National Association of REALTORS - NAR

*    California Association of REALTORS – CAR

*    Women's Council of Realtors

*    Soroptimist International

References Upon Request


     Specializing in:

*    Second Homes

*    Vacation Homes

*    Lake Tahoe Property Homes & Land

*    American River Canyon Homes & Land

*    USFS Use Permits and Cabin Sales




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