Hank and Hsuanpei
Maria is absolutely a five-star agent and most importantly, she is a winner agent who is fully dedicated to her clients and knows how to win with a best deal for her clients. She negotiated an incredible deal for us to buy our dream home in our dream neighborhood with below asking price and more amazingly, she helped us to beat another buyer that had a higher cash offer! I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell in the very competitive Bay Area housing market!
We moved to Bay Area from Wisconsin in 2012 and wanted to move up to different neighborhoods in Bay Area, which appears to be very challenging as the housing here is so expensive especially for the good neighborhoods yet with lots of bidding competitions (ie cash offers). Without Maria's incredible knowledge, dedications, pro-activeness, excellent communication, negotiation, people skills, we could never achieve our goal and find our dream home!
Since we started our house hunting, Maria has been on top of every step of the process, always very friendly, respectful, and patient, carefully assessed and respected our needs, helped us understand all the necessary steps, gathered all the intels and searches, kept us constantly informed, and best of all, she is very solution driven in all situations. Maria makes herself available at any time of the day and week if needed, even right after she gave birth! (She inspected our dream house, talked to the listing agent, negotiated the killer deal for us, 10 days after she gave birth!)
During our search, she was never pushy at all, and even when we were so tired and discouraged due to the challenging housing market here that we wanted to just settle with something far from our dreams, she always gave us her honest advice and keep our dreams alive. She really has our best interest in mind.
Once we had potential targets we were interested to offer, Maria presented a very comprehensive analysis to compare the nearby properties with her insightful assessment and strategies for the next steps, which ultimately led to our successful deal. Maria also has a great team of loan officers who are as good as she is and made our loan applications and financing process extremely smooth with the interest rates lower than expected. Again wanted to reiterate, Maria is very responsive, she was in constant contact with us over text and email and with her great organizational skills we never had to wonder about what comes next!
After the offer was accepted, Maria's work didn't stop here. Given that we are looking to customize several things in the new house, she provided us a contact list of contractors, professionals in flooring, windows, lighting, etc. This referral list saved us a lot of time and effort to find the trusted resources that we can work with.
It was definitely our distinct pleasure working with Maria whose service is way above and beyond our expectations. Again, we are so grateful to have Maria as our realtor, and I would highly recommend Maria if you are buying or selling in the Bay Area housing market.