Carl Grimes

Carl Grimes

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 202-413-6844
  • 518-640-4478
  • 518-427-9000
  • 433 Loudon Road
    Loudonville, NY 12211
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Welcome to my Website

Searching for your next home?  I will help  demystify the  process. Selling your home? I can help you make good decisions and simplify an otherwise daunting process.

Try our state-of-the-art map search – with it you can quickly search the entire market. Simply type the address, city, MLS ID, or just hit the search button to get started. The large format map allows you to click and drag, zoom in and view detailed information and photos for all properties currently listed on the MLS. You can create your personal short list of desireable properties, make sure to get pre-qualified an then contact me.  We will get started immediately. It's just that seamless!

No other website in the market will showcase your listing with up to 50 high resolution photos! In addition to advertising your property on my own website, I syndicate your listing to other real estate websites across the web and invite more than a few local buyers agents to visit your property with a view toward bringing their prospective clients.

More importantly, I do not work for you in a vacuum. I have every agent and my office manager at my disposal at all times day and night to help make yours a fluid transaction. So therefore you have our full participation from the beginning of our relationship throughout the transaction..

There are many real estate agencies that promote knowledge of everything but sometimes net nothing for you the customer. With us what we dont know we find out quickly and do all we can to get you to closing!

Professional Background

Veterans Administration

  • Readjustment Specialist for Viet Nam combat veterans
  • Facilitation of family groups
  • Helping veterans navigate government and community systems
  • Advocating for rights and benefits
  • Outreach to veterans that were incarcerated and/or involved in substance abuse


Division for Youth and Family Services- Newark N.J.

  • Investigate child abuse and neglect
  • Facilitate the placement of young people in foster homes
  • Work in conjunction with the court system in removing children who have been abused in state run or private facilities.


U.S. Department of Labor

  • Youth Development/Trainer
  • National Coach for federally funded Youth Opportunity Grant Programs
  • Aided in the development of Youth Courts across the United States and in Indian Country


National Organization for Victim Assistance

  • Training first responders in Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing
  • Aided in the push for a constitutional amendment for victims of crime
  • Responded hands on, on site, to communitywide trauma i.e., Oklahoma City Bombing, Various school shootings and other stark misfortune including 9/11
  • Trained police departments in Effective Community Policing



Professional Interests



National Multi-Cultural Institute

Habitat for Humanity

National Board of Realtors

Colonie Chamber of Commerce, Colonie NY

Personal Interests

The things that I enjoy are usually things that make me feel alive! Music , competitive sports and board games that include two or more people. Outdoors in a crowd or indoors in a crowd is fine with me as long as I'm involved and not just watching. No one has ever had to ask me to dance twice. Singing a good tune comes naturally and getting involved in a spirited political discussion is appreciated. About the only things I love to do that are solitary are reading, watching a great classic movie and listening to Jazz.

Food is my very good friend! I've eaten in some very great restaurants and some not so great joints. Auberge in Nappa, Ventura's in Utica NY, Cotto's in Stamford CT, City Island NY, Lundy's in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn ( Closed now) are all places that suited my palate but  My best friend  Chef Houcine Mkais' Moroccan Tajine kitchen is the best of them all!

Of all the vacations I've taken, Sedona Arizona for hiking, Morocco, The Grand Canyon and Maui are the places that take my breath away and I return there every chance I get. They hold a spiritual corner of my heart.

Sedona forces the "couch potato" out of my system and replaces it with an energetic journey through the spiritual vortex that comes alive in you only when you climb.

The majesty and deep wonderment of the Grand Canyon screams "enter" but if you don't, peering inside will offer enough grandeur to last a lifetime. I've done both! I actually wept.

If that isn't enough Maui's Mt. Haleakala offers a sunrise at the very top of this famous volcano (10,000 ft.) that dazzles the senses and would make the devil himself a hopeless romantic. The rest of the Island is truly paradise with lush landscapes dotted with all of the colors of the rainbow.

Morocco has provided me with many great things. New family members, beautiful cities with a remarkable history and in my opinion, the greatest food anywhere. like many cultures, food is synonymous with building relationships and bonding. This north African country and the people I met there did all they could to make me not want to come home. I was awash with kindness and a love I'll never forget.

The warm people I've met and become friends with and the  majestic beauty of these places are but a small testament to God's work but I'm left speechless nonetheless.

All that's left now is my fantasy trip. first I'll need my wife to go along with the idea of having a dog along. I'd like to have a Border Collie ( great temperament and very intelligent) that I'll name after my brother Bruce and a van to travel across the country to Sedona to hike again.

Personal Background

I was born, raised and educated in New York City and I've lived in each of it's boroughs. As a proud New Yorker I must say that I didn't hesitate at the prospect of living elsewhere. I was happy to live in a hand full of states surrounding my hometown but never too far away from my family and friends. New Jersey, the District of Columbia, Stamford Connecticut, and now Albany, New York.

I've had the opportunity to travel and work in twenty or more states and two continents and it's always refreshing and even surprising when meeting folks, that we are more alike than we are different. That rewards every experience and transforms a visit into a touching life event.

I've had to grow up on the mean streets of a city that moves at warp speed. So maintaining focus on myself and developing a concern for others was a task well worth the undertaking. It wasn't easy. I started out doing everything wrong and doing it the same way all the time. I needed to go somewhere new that required finding an entrance that I'd never taken before. I sought help on many fronts. Fortunately for me a combination of great people, solid family ties and a bit of faith in myself enabled me to choose the path less traveled. It enabled me to tap into a new set of possibilities that ultimately transformed my entire way of thinking and being.

I met my wife on that path and life for me was brand new. I learned more from her than any scholastic instruction or sage input could provide. I got to see and learn what many want but very few obtain. I live with and observe "goodness" on a daily basis. I'm truly a blessed man.



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  • Accredited Buyer Representative
  • Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
  • Realtor
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