Carole Porretta, licensed since 1992, has been a top producing Realtor with sales exceeding $160 million. Educated at Cass Tech and Michigan State, her professional career began in Public Relations at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, followed by 17 years as the Executive Secretary to the managing partner at Dykema Gossett, one of the country’s leading law firms. Combining the work ethic demanded by these professions with a desire to fund her private pilot license led her to a career in real estate. It didn’t take long before her bird’s eye view transferred to ground work, where she now numbers among the top 5% of Realtors in Michigan, and is enjoying her fourth consecutive year as a Real Estate All-Star.
Acquiring her Broker’s license in 2005, Carole purchased a small building in the Village of Metamora, renovated it in keeping with Metamora’s rural character and equestrian charm, and in 2007 opened the doors of Coventry Realty LLC. This stand-alone, boutique office is staffed by a crew of dedicated and supportive professionals that Carole is proud to call her work family. Everyone contributes, from sponsoring Marine’s Toys for Tots, Lapeer Adoptable Animals, Metamora Country Days and the Hot Air Balloons launch, school and 4-H programs to just being a welcoming center for the community. Carole personally devotes her time to philanthropic causes and professional committees, sitting on the Metamora Downtown Development Association and the Metamora Chamber of Commerce, LUTAR Professional Standards and the Boards of Seven Ponds Nature Center and Banbury Cross Therapeutic Equestrian Center, a charitable organization benefitting children with special needs through hippotherapy. She created and chairs Metamora’s Harvest, Horses & Hounds Festival.
A Michigan native, Carole and her husband, Frank, relocated from Pleasant Ridge to Metamora in 1993, built a home, moved and restored a centennial barn (where they house three horses, three dogs, five chickens and one goose), raised five children and now grandchildren, who often come back to roost. It is a beautiful experience, and working with Carole, her knowledge, compassion and expertise, reflects that. If you are looking for an exceptional and dedicated professional with a reputation for honesty, and continued support even after your move, consider Carole and the team at Coventry Realty LLC.