Carolyn Capalbo. A Name Too Famous.

What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous. - Voltaire

For real estate agents, their name is their calling card. It's the basis of their reputation, their recognition, their brand even. A REALTOR's success is often defined by whether or not people know their name. What happens when a real estate agent shares the same name as someone associated with a scandal?

Type the name Carolyn Capalbo into a search engine and one might think she is the mother of Playboy cover girl Ashley Alexandra Dupre - the Ashley Dupre at the center of an escort/prostitution scandal that caused New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to resign. But dig a little deeper, and one finds that Carolyn Capalbo is also a REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, she shares the same name as someone who has received negative press and through no fault of her own, her real estate business is suffering.

Because of a case of mistaken identity, whenever a potential client types her name into a search engine, the top ranking results are articles that list Carolyn as the mother of Ashley Dupre. This disgrace is not what a new client wants to see. Real estate agent Carolyn Capabla has felt the heat from her namesake doppelganger’s scandal.

So who is Carolyn Capalbo the REALTOR?

The differences between Realtor Carolyn Capalbo and her scandalous counterpart are great. Though she does have a daughter, her name is not Ashley and she is 16, not 22. She lives with her family in Manassas, Virginia, far from where the woman that shares her name was last reported as living: Wall Township, New Jersey. Carolyn Capalbo is a top producing Northern Virginia REALTOR with Keller Williams Realty and a member of Northern Virginia Association of Realtors' Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club.  Customer Service is her #1 goal!

Carolyn Capalbo's effort to reclaim her online reputation has ignited a movement in the real estate industry. Eric Blackwell was one of the first to report on Carolyn Capalbo and her predicament.  To assist her in her quest, REALTORS around the world are trying to help Carolyn regain her ranking as an honorable and concerned member of the business community in terms of Google's search results. Rather than allowing the scandalous stories gain prominence over her business, Realtors, agents and other helpful citizens are uniting to help restore the respect she deserves.

If you are looking for a Northern Virginia Real Estate Agent to assist you with buying or selling a home, contact Carolyn Capalbo at 703.477.6022 or visit her website at

If you would like to also support this effort, please post about the Carolyn Capalbo web site on your blog. Help Carolyn Capalbo regain her online reputation!


#1 By Carolyn Capalbo at 12/23/2013 0:00 AM

Thanks for your kind words and support. Who would have ever thought that this could happen with a name like Carolyn Capalbo! The support from the Real Estate community has been astounding. Thanks also needs to go to Morgan Carey of Real Estate Webmasters for taking up my cause! Have an amazing weekend. Carolyn

Post a Comment

From Our Blog

Posts By Category

All Categories Architecture & Construction (9) Buying a Home (26) Community Events (55) Community Information (50) Extraordinary Homes (7) Featured Listings (18) Foreclosures & Short Sales (18) Fun & Unique (6) Green Living (5) Home Improvement & Remodeling (5) Home Staging & Curb Appeal (6) Main (4) Real Estate News (45) Selling a Home (5) Twin Cities Community News (38)

Posts By Month

Grab Our RSS Feed