Bought a home in 2019 in West End, Alameda, CA 94501.
The Bay Area real estate market is the most challenging in the country and it is overwhelming for most of us to try and buy a house. I absolutely want to write this review as working with Sophia changed everything in our recent experience of buying a home.
I could not be more grateful for a flawless (and quick) experience.
We met Sophia during an open house, we were not ready with our paperwork and were just touring houses for the curiosity of the market. Sophia immediately made a very special impression and seemed different than a lot of realtors we had met so far. More focused, more present in the moment, more genuinely caring, versus making random small talks. We were not pre-approved yet but her care and interest were genuine, she took notes even if it was busy around us and had the perfect amount of personal and professional.
Still before we were ready with paperwork, she took time to meet us in person and was very generous of her time. She asked amazing questions, dug deeper into our situation, dreams, tastes. After a long meeting, we already learned so much about the process and trusted Sophia to be our best agent to pursue this ambitious dream.
SEARCH & BUYING PROCESS
We did our home search during summer, Sophia kept the momentum high and shared relevant listings through her platform. The dialogue was constantly open and she always gave the impression that our project was the most important for her. We knew she was busy but we truly felt like VIP clients with her, it's an art. Sophia is available, calm, expert and will always answer questions and anticipate roadblocks. She is pro-active and has a unique knowledge of her market. The perk of being the best expert in her market is that Sophia can provide you with a dream team. This made all the difference for us.
The people she connected us with for financial and other matters made us succeed in our project. She has an amazing reputation so it benefited us compared to other buyers.
In less than 3 weeks we've found the house of dreams, the partners to help finance it. Sophia was present and active to make sure we would present the very best offer we could do once we were decided.
Sophia never pushed us outside of our comfort zone, her integrity and business ethics are on point. We also appreciated that Sophia seemed genuinely excited when adrenaline was there and when we were so close to getting the house. I felt she was on our team and this is the trust you need for a key purchase like that.
Many times stress comes from unknown. There is no unknown with Sophia. She makes this process efficient, clear, honest, human and fun.
In many business relationships, you are a bit let down once the deal is done. Sophia and her team are not like that. She was present at every step and advised us for so many things once we owned the house. She is an insider of the East Bay, knows and loves the place so she truly helped us feel welcome into a new community. I am still asking questions to her, I see her and team as our trusted partner to enter this new life in this new place. Sophia is your dream agent, the perfect balance of personal, professional, expertise and warmth. Superstar!