Jun 12, 2017
I've worked with real estate agents for many years professionally. I have worked with hundreds of real estate agents in the East Bay since 2006, but when I was ready to actually buy a house myself, it was Claudia Mills whom I wanted to represent me.
By rights, I should not have been able to buy a house in Oakland at all. I'm self-employed in the arts, my partner works for a non-profit....we aren't rich. Claudia has a team of people who know how to make things happen, and almost exactly 2 months from the day I emailed her asking for help, we had the keys to a house!
Even though buying a house in this insane market is really stressful, Claudia was always calm and steady. She was able to give sage advice and never hesitated to speak candidly about what we ought to be doing or considering. While we were in the drivers' seat, we were glad to have Claudia navigating because we would have made many, many wrong turns!
Even with that, Claudia patiently "went along" as we explored more than one unrealistic prospect, taking our crazy ideas seriously and helping us come to the right conclusion in a way that made us feel in control and respected. When we found "The One", she went to work on our behalf with nothing less than a ferocious attitude, and swung a deal that I still can't quite believe. Ours was probably the lowest-value transaction she'll have all year, but it was obvious that Claudia gave us the same level of attention and care (and maybe more) that she gives everyone, we never felt like we were anywhere but at the top of her list. That attitude means a lot to us.
There is great value in experience, and Claudia has the knowledge, personality, and network of resources that can get things done, even for low-budget first-time buyers like us.