Hello and welcome to the OnlyCarmelValleyHomes website. I’m Martin Schlarmann, the Broker of OnlyCarmelValleyHomes. I have been licensed and helping people with their real estate needs since 1986 and opened my brokerage for Carmel Valley real estate in 2003′.

My wife and I live just east of Mid-Valley on four acres that front the Carmel River. We can fish, hike, kayak and watch endless wildlife just walking out our back door. We have three children, Kerry (16), Katie (19) and Liz (21). In keeping with the country lifestyle, we’ve had quite an array of animals. Two llamas, two pigs, one mule, one rabbit, three cats, one dog, and an African tortoise are the latest tally. Our goats are gone due to a hungry mountain lion.

When free time is available, you’ll find me walking the trails in Garland Park, trying to keep up with maintaining our 4 acres or fixing something around the house. We love to spend time in the garden and grow native CA drought-tolerant plants in our small (CA licensed) nursery. I’m an admitted Porsche nut and have a beautiful Porsche Carrera Cabriolet. It is not driven much but does see the occasional trip down the Big Sur Coast or on the back roads of Carmel Valley.

Over the years, I’ve handled home, condo, land and investment property sales. One transaction really stands out as unique. In 2003′ I marketed and sold a 160-acre parcel nestled in the Cachagua hills (upper Carmel Valley) which was home to the AT&T Jamesburg Earth Station. The complex consisted of a 20,000 square-foot complex and a satellite dish 10 stories high, weighing 34 tons and spanning 97 feet in diameter. For more than three decades, the dish was a principle link between Asia and North America including live television coverage of President Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to China. Almost half the telephone calls between U.S. and Asia went through the big dish.

I’m always happy to answer questions, so feel free to call or email with questions about Carmel Valley real estate.