Need Recommendations for Good, Trustworthy Real Estate Agent

Updated on March 16, 2009
A.G. asks from Santa Monica, CA
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We are relocating to Sacramento in May due to my husband's job and are in need of a real estate agent to help us with the purchase of our first home. Both my husband and I are new to this process so it is important that we find someone who we can trust. Thanks for your help.

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H.A.

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its probably a little late now, but my husband's mom is a great real estate agent. She is very, very kind and trustworthy...and good at what she does. Her name is Carol Patterson and her number is ###-###-####. Hope this helps! H. Applegate

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D.B.

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Ariana,
I have the best...not only is he and his wife agents, they have been my friends for over 20 years!!
Rex and Shelley Hescock
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J.L.

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ahh...Art Firebaugh, Coldwell Banker....my hubby works in the construction industry and when we move...it's usually a very fast move....so we came in town and took two days to look at 40 houses...WITH our kids...and Art even changes diapers! LOL!.....We communicated with him back and forth before we even got to Sacramento about houses we were viewing online and some houses he even checked out to make sure we even needed to take time to look at it...we also sent him pics of our current house and told him we like the house we lived in, but wanted something bigger, which gave him a better feel for what we were looking for...Great guy...we have always gone through Coldwell Banker during our moves and we have always been very impressed.

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S.A.

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A lot depends on where in Sacramento you want to live. If you want to be near the airport and downtown, Natomas is one of the closest neighborhoods. I would recommend two fabulous realtors: Holly Brickner with Lyon Real Estate
2400 Del Paso Road, Suite 195
Sacramento, CA 95834
Home Office: ###-###-####
Mobile: ###-###-####

Phil Todd with Pacific Properties also is excellent and has a broader area he seems to be involved in although he is also strong in the Natomas area.
Pacific Properties
2740 Fulton Ave
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S.

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V.C.

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I recommend Janine Owen with Arrow Realty. Her direct phone number is ###-###-#### or on the web at www.homesbyarrow.com. I work with her on the PTA at school and she gives 100%+ of herself to everything she does. She also cares alot about people and families, so I know she would give you great service and help you find exactly what you need for your family.

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B.S.

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A really good friend of mine, who I've known for more than 10 years is a real estate agent and he is great. He has won awards in his office. We have consulted him for real estate advice as well.

His name is Dave Wagner and he works for Keller Williams Realty. [email protected]____.com ###-###-####

Let him know B. and Marty recommended you and he will take great care of you!

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J.B.

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A.,
I highly recommend Claudette Erickson who owns Carmichael Realty. I have used Claudette to purchase 2 personal residences and found her to be totally honest and extremely hard working. Also, because she owns the business, she demands hard work and honesty from all her staff. Claudia went above and beyond for me - updating me daily on new properties in my target area and price range at my request. She also steered me clear of some potential problem properties because she does her research regarding property titles and permits for construction and remodeling. In my search for the first residence, she showed me homes in both Sacramento and Yolo counties to help me get a feel for the communities as I was moving to Sacramento from another county. She found me a house that turned out to be a great investment and I used that purchase which appreciated rapidly (this was just at the beginning the housing boom) as investment property that I then sold to get into my 2nd place. Claudette helped me find exactly what I wanted in this last purchase - a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with inside laundry and a 2-car garage on a lot with a fenced yard for the dog. Claudette knows Sacramento County inside and out, and also can help with property in Placer, Yolo or El Dorado Counties. You can reach Claudette at ###-###-#### (office). Carmicheal Realty is located at 6753 Fair Oaks Boulevard Carmichael, CA 95608. Be sure to ask for Claudette and tell her that J. from Fair Oaks referred you. I know she likes to know how new folks get her number. Claudette has an easy going style but is all business and really cares about finding the right home for every family.

Take care and, if you can, let me know how it goes.
J.

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C.D.

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A.,

You may have had some advice already but I just bought a home in June 08 and I have the very best agent!! She fought for us on everything and she was never out of reach when we needed her! I still talk to her every once in a while. Her name is Renee Sapinhower and she works for Prudential her contact info is C. Renee Spainhower
Prudential NorCal Realty
5120 Manzanita Ave. #120
Carmichael, CA 95608
Primary: ###-###-#### Secondary: ###-###-####
[email protected]____.com

If you give her a call tell her C. sent you!

Thanks & good luck in your search!
C. :o)

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A.C.

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Polly Sanders at Coldwell Banker is great.
www.pollysanders.com
She sold our home and referred us to another great agent in the Roseville area, Sharon Look.

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J.Z.

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I have a good friend who is in real estate. I have always been very leery of Real Estate agents, but I would trust Marissa with everything. She is honest and trustworthy, and has faithfully come through on several transactions for people we know. Here is her info. She is with Keller Williams! Good Luck!

MARISSA MARIE ESTES
Phone:
###-###-####
Mobile:
###-###-####

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S.S.

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http://www.clientdirect.net/news/?Pub=33528

Here you go- I know her personally and she will to a great job for you. She specializes in first time home buyers!
Gina Stafford
REALTOR®
5 Tanzanite Court
Sacramento, CA 95834
###-###-####

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K.F.

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Hi A.,

I myself am an agent. I've been in the business for 5 years now and love it! I am a full time mom to an 18 mo. old and a full time realtor. Yeah, a bit challenging to say the least. I would be happy to show you and your family around the Sacramento area and help find you the home of your dreams.
I'm sure you'll want to do a lot of online viewing first, so when you have a chance visit my website at www.ThePropertySource.net - Best regards, K. F.

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L.R.

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Hi A.,
My grandmother-in-law has been an agent for a long time in Sacramento, and while she deals a lot with high end homes, she does have other clients. She works for Coldwell Bankers and works hard to find the perfect house for her clients. We have used her for all three of our houses. If you call her, tell her that L. Raskin referred you.
Sincerely,
L.

Here's her contact info:
Virginia Raskin
Coldwell Banker-Res R E Srv
###-###-####
440 Drake Circle
Sacramento, CA 95824

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W.M.

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A.,
Try Kathy Smith with The Galster Group, she is my aunt and she won't steer you wrong. Her # is ###-###-####, or ###-###-####.
W. M.

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C.C.

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Mindy Wellman at the Wellman Company.

2410 FAIR OAKS BLVD
SACRAMENTO, CA
95825-7663
Phone: ###-###-####

She sold my ex & I a house and then when my ex turned into a jerk, she worked with my attorney and got the house put up for sale (I was in Texas at the time). She is really good at what she does.

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M.S.

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Try Rose Stinson at GBC Realtors in east Sacramento. She's terrific and will help you a lot as a first time home buyers. Sorry I don't have her number on hand, but if you look up GBC Realtors you'll be able to get it.

Good luck!

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S.P.

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www.shelleyhall.net
she helped us buy our first home and helped friends find their first home. she is personable and made the whole process as easy as possible.

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D.F.

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Andy Pugner! He is the best. No pressure and truly looks out for his clients. He is not about the money but about the satifaction of the customer.
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L.L.

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Mary Grebitus of Connect Realty
http://www.marygrebitus.com/

I have known her for 6 years when we worked together before she became a real estate agent in 2004. She has a knack for understanding your needs and providing excellent customer service. She also is very detail oriented and prompt with responding to your questions. She has also lived in Sacramento her whole life so she can give you good information about the area you're looking into. We purchased a house in June 2008 and she helped us broker $30K off the purchase price.

I highly recommend Mary.

Good Luck!

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J.M.

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The Lyon Real Estate Group, especially the Brinkners are well known and very successful in this area. The other well known good agent is Michael Soares. Good luck!

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J.S.

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Hi A.,
Congratulations on purchasing your first home. A close friend of my family is a real estate agent, and he is very trustworthy and helpful. His name is Nathan Novelo and his direct number is ###-###-####. He is very knowledgable on the Sacramento Area, and I am sure he can help you out.
Goodluck in you search! Let me know if you have any questions about the area! We relocated here three years ago so I know how hard the transition is!
Take Care,
J. Spencer

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