My husband and I were fortunate enough to buy our first home in Berkeley this fall. We were referred to Anna from a friend who also recently bought in Berkeley. We want everyone to know that Anna is simply the best of the best. You should look no further for a real estate agent in the East Bay.
Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important financial and personal decisions you can make – and it’s definitely not an easy process in the highly competitive Bay Area market. That’s why picking the right real estate agent is one of the best ways to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
In Berkeley, real estate is very much a business of relationships; it counts when your real estate agent has a strong relationship with the seller’s agent. That relationship may end up being the reason you get a call-back on an offer (even when yours wasn’t the highest). With a pro like Anna you can rest assured that she has strong positive relationships with all the other local agents. When my husband and I went to open houses and mentioned to sellers’ agents that we were working with Anna, we were always met by approving nods and smiles from agents who said they knew and loved Anna.
Another thing to know about buying a home in the Bay Area: offer day is like game day. And that means you have to have a game-day strategy for landing on an offer price and dealing with contingencies. Anna is an exceptional game-day coach who is looking out for your best interest. In our case, for our offer that was ultimately accepted, she counseled us not to overpay but ultimately gave us the space to decide on an offer price that we felt comfortable with. Anna is also incredibly organized, putting together all of the offer paperwork in advance so you have nothing to worry about on offer day.
All in all, Anna makes an otherwise daunting process simple and easy to understand. Each time we hired an inspector to give us the inside scoop on a house, Anna was there to translate the inspector’s findings into an actionable priority list of repairs that would be needed if we were to buy the home.
Anna is trustworthy, accurate, and offers practical advice. She is also just a fun down-to-earth person that I look forward to staying in touch with. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone house-hunting in the East Bay.