Anna helped me sell my Berkeley condominium, where I had lived for almost 20 years, and then buy a new house nearby. She was so nice and easy to work with, making every task and encounter pleasant. She was also incredibly smart, savvy, and hard-working. She knew how to navigate the whole process, from hiring and overseeing contractors to choosing colors for the house to all the paperwork and bureaucracy. She kept me to a timeline for moving my stuff out, and even gifted me an hour with a clearing consultant to help me get started. Once I was out, Anna really took the reins. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money to overhaul or remodel, and she said I didn’t have to. She knew just what upgrades would make an old and neglected house sparkle. She picked out light fixtures, kitchen flooring, and other small items that completely transformed the place. She hired landscapers and painters and oversaw their work. She got all the permits done. And she navigated the sale of a tricky property with grace. She found just the right buyer, and we sold the house with a 10-day close.
Then we turned our focus to buying a new home. Listing agents at open houses would ask who our agent was and then light up when we said Anna, and tell us that she was the best. We liked one house and Anna told us honestly why she thought it was not the perfect fit for us. She was right. Then we saw another house we liked, but everyone else liked it too – there was a frenzy of competition. Anna did everything right in preparing and presenting our offer, and we beat out ten other offers, and got the first house we bid on. We’re now settling into our ideal home.
Anna clearly enjoys her work and is up for any challenge. She makes buying or selling a house a positive experience. She’s a great agent.