About Us

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As the oldest residential real estate firm in Fresno, established in 1959, our experienced associates work in many real estate arenas including investment income property, agricultural ranch and farmland, commercial/industrial property, business opportunities, property management, and mortgage loans. We serve all of Fresno County, and parts of Madera and Kings Counties, including the Madera Ranchos, foothill and mountain properties along the Sierras from Yosemite to Kings Canyon, Sanger, Selma, Hanford, all the way out to the Naval Air Station Lemoore and up to Coalinga and Avenal, encompassing most of the Central San Joaquin Valley, and of course, this includes Fresno and Clovis.

We welcome you to our website and hope you find it helpful as you look to buy or sell. Please view our weekly television program, Valley Home Showplace, broadcast on Sunday at 8:30 AM – KSEE 24 and 5:30 AM – KGPE 47, at any time, or on our website anytime, We have a very high viewership and reach hundreds of thousands of homes all up and down the San Joaquin Valley. Every Friday we have a featured agent talking about real estate on Central Valley Today, KSEE 24, 3:00 PM. You’ll hear us on the radio, too.

As a culturally diverse company, many of our associates were born in other countries throughout the world, or are second-generation Americans, who speak Romanian, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, Farsi, Arabic, Armenian, Hmong, some German, and Spanish. We have a very strong outreach and support to the Hispanic community through our company promotions which includes a Spanish tab on our website, and has a complete Spanish website.

If you are selling property, we can provide a competitive market analysis indicating what comparable properties are listed for currently and have sold for recently, with a customized marketing strategy for every listing. We are technology driven with programs to indicate how many times a property has been viewed on the internet and on what websites, we have paid enhancements to place our listings at the top of a screen on various websites to give our listings preferential viewership, we’re on over 800 real estate related websites and search engines through Century 21, and our agents are highly and effectively trained, experienced, and knowledgeable, capable of taking a property from listing to closing effectively and efficiently. We have a plethora of tools for lead generation, lead capturing, and client-specific interactive sites to assist buyers in the decision making process. For buyers, from first dream to handing the keys over, we can make the home-buying process seamless through the home search, loan, and escrow stages…and we’re there long after the closing for all our clients because building lasting relationships is our ultimate goal, accomplished through good service and on-going communication.

Edging close to 50 years, John E. Carey Sr. has been the profoundly capable President and Broker of CENTURY 21 C. Watson Real Estate. The C. Watson name has remained an indelible part of the company in tribute to our founder, Mr. Chuck Watson, who was lost at sea in a boating accident in the 1970’s. Tradition, respect, and allegiance to a continually evolving industry push us ever-onward to our goal of being of service to all home buyers and sellers throughout our valley, keeping the American dream of home ownership a valuable and vibrant prospect for everybody, now and for generations to come.

Consistently through the years Century 21 C. Watson has been in the top one-half of one percent of all CENTURY 21 companies throughout the world for the number of homes sold, and a major contributor in the service to clients recognized by the J.D. Powers Award eight years running, the last two years as number one in highest overall customer satisfaction in four categories: first-time home buyers, repeat home buyers, first-time home sellers, and repeat home sellers. Consistently Century 21 ranks as “Among the Best” in the J.D. Powers survey in overall satisfaction, agent/salesperson satisfaction, variety of additional services, real estate company office, real estate company marketing, and the closing process. CENTURY 21 C. Watson and many individual associates have won the Quality Service Award and the President’s Award for outstanding service. Every year since 1983 CENTURY 21 C. Watson has received the Centurion, Double Centurion, or Grand Centurion Award, and has consistently held the top fund-raising honor for the Northern California-Nevada Region for the Easterseals foundation. Century 21 Real Estate LLC has raised over $111 Million for Easterseals, its sole philanthropic partner since 1979.

2016 will see a remodel of our company office space providing a 21st century approach to technology with an open, comfortable ambiance in which our clients can relax with a cup of coffee while signing documents or meeting to look over listings. We foresee a bright real estate future in which the San Joaquin Valley will continue to grow and prosper. We are a part of it…we invite you to be also.