Angie Carocci

The People’s Mayor of Placerville

If you’ve ever walked down Main Street, Placerville with Angie Carocci, you might think she was the mayor. It’s not uncommon for her to be stopped on the street or in a café by someone she knows. In fact, many of her friends call her “the mayor of Placerville.” Her passion for people and the love she has for her hometown has helped make her an El Dorado County Lifetime Member Top Achiever and an International Presidents Elite; Top 3% worldwide Coldwell Banker top producer.  
Angie and her family have been longtime staples in the Placerville community. Her parents owned two retail shops on Main Street – Pyramid Peak Outfitters and Placerville Clothing Company – where Angie worked at since childhood. The only time Angie has lived outside of Placerville was the ten-year stint she spent snowboarding in Tahoe, where she managed the Burton Snowboard shop at the base of Heavenly, as well as the local Patagonia clothing store in South Tahoe.   
It was after Angie returned from Tahoe and began working at her parents’ stores again that she was first told she would be great in real estate. Then, when her parents closed the stores and she went to work for REI in Folsom, she noticed that all the customers she was attracted to and easily hit it off with were real estate agents. It was only a matter of time before she signed up for real estate classes. And the timing couldn’t have been more serendipitous.
On the morning of her very first class, Angie discovered she was pregnant with her second child, Clementine. During finals, she discovered she was having a girl. Then, just 20 minutes after giving birth, she opened her first escrow.
“Getting started was intense. I probably blacked-out for most of it,” she said. “I carried Clementine with me in a little backpack everywhere I went. Most of my clients had kids and were very understanding, so it was never an issue. That time of my life was a whirlwind.”   
With her roots in brick-and-mortar stores, Angie got started at a local boutique brokerage in 2014. After being with them for a couple years, and making top achievers locally, she realized she wanted a bigger backing with more opportunities, so she joined Coldwell Banker in 2017, where she continues to work as an individual agent today. “Coldwell Banker has been in Placerville forever so it’s the best of both worlds, local office plus worldwide reach,” she said.
As an agent, it’s always been just Angie – “the good, the bad, and the ugly,” as she put it – and she prefers it that way. “I don’t plan on being a team” she said. “I enjoy holding my clients’ hand more and doing it all. I love people and I love helping families buy and sell. I’m currently passionate about educating people about the buying and selling process, showing them how easy it can be, and being that person who connects people with people, even acting as a mediator or counselor at times. I always say agents are just connectors of humans, we love it”
Angie is known for her brutal honesty, which she sometimes calls “word vomit,” and for her down-to-earth personality. She has no qualms driving down a dirt road and loves living simply in her 1500 sq ft home on 80 acres above the American River, where she can drink a beer, garden, watch her kids ride dirt bikes, while her husband works on odd jobs around the property.  In the summers you can find her “glamping” or hanging at the river below their property.   
“Success to me is measured in time spent with family and making sure my clients have a home to feel the same in,” she said.
While Angie admits it’s not always easy being on-call 24/7, she cherishes the flexibility of real estate. When she discovered she was pregnant with her third child, Lincoln, she chose to have a homebirth so that she could continue working. And last year, she was able to make it to every one of her oldest son, Tristan’s, competition soccer games, while completing 30 transactions. She also just started a book club and is currently learning how to pan for gold.  
As Angie continues helping people find their dream home in Placerville and surrounding areas, while making friends along the way, she will continue to contribute to its smalltown vibe. And while she may not be the actual mayor or be lucky enough to strike gold one day, she will no doubt live a full, rich life.