Luxury Homes and Real Estate - Sotheby’s International Realty

Houston, Texas

Carmela Rowsell

Carmela Rowsell grew up listening to real estate transactions taking shape around her family’s kitchen table. As an adult, Carmela continued her interest in real estate, buying and selling a number of homes including many that were recently constructed or required major renovation. “Real estate was a natural career move for me,” Carmela says. “My first career in banking and wealth management involved identifying clients’ needs, problem solving and helping clients to achieve their financial goals. As a real estate professional, I use those skills to guide my buyers and sellers to successfully achieve personal lifestyle goals by helping them purchase or sell a home.”

Carmela radiates optimism, and her confident energy inspires trust in her clients. She is a strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, is well-organized, and tenacious. “It takes hard work and diligence to get a transaction from offer through closing,” Carmela says.

A native of Toronto, Canada, Carmela lived in Grosse Pointe, Michigan prior to her move to Houston. In Grosse Pointe, she owned The Pointe Pedlar, a popular kitchen store. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor of commerce degree and received her M. B. A. in finance from Texas Tech University. Her community activities include working on fundraisers for her children’s schools and Literacy Volunteers of America.

Carmela is a member of The Houstonian Club. When not working, she enjoys yoga classes, cycling, walking, tennis and skiing. Carmela is also a “foodie” who enjoys cooking and discovering the ever-growing number of new restaurants that Houston has to offer. When her schedule allows, she can be found traveling through Europe, Canada and the United States.