Sandy Wallace - DRE#01232172 - Testimonials

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"Sandy came to our rescue when we lost our rental in San Jose.

Sandy has great negotiating skills and connections with lenders, inspectors and the other realtors that makes the difference. We won the bidding war with 4 offers and then our new home even appraised for more while we were in escrow. She really knows the real estate market in Santa Cruz. She even gave us a house warming party in our new home! I highly recommend her to anyone that is thinking of buying or selling in Santa Cruz. "

Chris, Client

"Sandy is knowledgeable, energetic, sharp, and fun to do business with.

She is a consummate professional who I recommend wholeheartedly to any buyer or seller. She always has her clients’ interests in mind and doesn't miss a beat during active negotiations."

Mark, Client

"We are so thankful to have had Sandy as our realtor during the process of looking for and purchasing a home in Santa Cruz.

We worked with her for over a year to search for a home and she was extremely patient with us as we looked for the perfect place for our unique purchasing situation. Throughout the escrow process, Sandy maintained the utmost attention to detail at every stage. She always followed up and was, again, patient with our decision making at every turning point. We have been very impressed with Sandy's adroit navigation through the competitive and uncertain Santa Cruz market waters! Thank you, Sandy!"

Scott and Anita Jones, Client

“Sandy has been the best Realtor since day one of meeting her.

She quickly figured out what types of house were right for us and found what we wanted at the price we could afford. She was always there, twenty four hours a day, looking out for us and holding our hand throughout the whole process. She is not just a realtor, but has become a trusted friend.”

Anne Berne, teacher, Santa Cruz Schools, and Homeo, Client

"Sandy Wallace gave me great advise on targeting improvements in a cost effective way prior to going to market.

We had an action plan which produced stunning results. She had a strategy for pricing and presenting the property that left me no doubt that we did not leave any money on the table. I highly recommend Sandy Wallace."

Michele Parker, Client

"I have known Sandy over 7 years and have had incredible experiences with her.

She is working oriented, focused and always where she needs to be, when you need her. Sandy is known for her very strong ambition and determination, she never let’s go of a deal, until it is complete and can be 100 percent counted on, to be working all hours and still have a vibrant, wonderful attitude. She is my recommendation for the Realtor market in Santa Cruz, and I have worked alongside her, as an Appraiser on many transactions, through the years."

Laurie Adams, Client

Since I was a kid I wanted to own an old farm house with a barn in the Santa Cruz/Monterey area.

Prices for what I wanted were always just out of reach. I began watching Sandy's website many years ago and saw real estate prices skyrocket, then the market "adjustment" happened and I got serious about looking for my retirement compound. As the market prices gained again I narrowly missed out on two offers which Sandy wrote for me, I had just about given up on my dream. Then I found my 'acre with a barn and old farm house'. Sandy stepped up and made an offer at a good price with a quick closing to sweeten the deal. My offer was accepted, but unfortunately I was scheduled for surgery that following week. Sandy got a team of local contractors to do all my inspections and she dealt with the County to get all of the available records I needed, and I now own the perfect piece of property. Even after years of looking and longing, it is amazing how fast things move when you find the right property, you need an experienced local agent with the right connections to be sure the job gets done correctly and quickly. Thanks, Sandy.

Rob Diepenbroek, Client

"To Whom It May Concern, We listed our home in Boulder Creek with Sandy Wallace and she sold it in 4 days for full asking price of $500,000!

She is especially good at setting the right price and standing up for our price. Therefore, I would like to recommend and endorse Sandy Wallace as the most outstanding real estate agent I have ever known. The market out there is quite difficult for home sales, and the banks have lots of new requirements. However, Sandy navigated us successfully through all sorts of difficulties, bank rules, buyer demands and section 1 clearance. Sandy was always fast, professional and reassuring during a tough process. In the end, the lender was satisfied, the buyer was happy, and we were paid! Way to go, Sandy! I just can't thank you enough. I would whole heartedly and unreservedly recommend Sandy to anyone trying to sell a house."

Nadine Schaeffer, Client

"I met Sandy in 1999 when I was buying my first house.

One of the first things she said to me is: "I am your realtor for life". She has been that every step of the way through buying three and selling one house. She gives 200% and acts as if you are the only client bugging her day and night. She does everything with calmness and sincerity. Thank you, Sandy, once again! Anne"

Anne Berne, Client

”Sandy has helped to make our dream a reality.

She is not only a professional that one expects from a real estate agent, but also showed us kindness and genuine concern for our needs. Sandy took our requests and requirements and simply put, ‘made it happen’, in a very short period of time. Her honesty and dependability set her apart from all of the other real estate agents that we worked with in the sale of our Santa Cruz home.”

Abe & Isabel Sanchez, Client

"I met Sandy Wallace several years before she sold my home for me.

I called her with questions all the time, she would always call me right back and talk to me about my concerns. When I did list my home for sale with Sandy she went right to work and didn’t stop till I had my money. This was not a easy house to sell nor am I a easy guy to work for. I am a lawyer and I have my RE brokers license. I have worked with many Realtors; Sandy always exceeded my expectations of anyone I have ever worked with."

Atty.Steve Johnson, Client

Sandy helped me purchase a home recently.

She was very helpful and her assistance went above and beyond the call of duty. I would highly recommend Sandy. I lived in Austin Texas and came to California last summer for a visit. I drove down the coast from San Francisco. I decided to shop for a home in Santa Cruz. I talked to several real estate people and decided to work with Sandy Wallace. She understood what I was looking for and was extremely helpful in finding the house that was perfect for me. I love Santa Cruz and the people that live here. I would recommend her for your housing search.

Cheryl Ray, Client

“Sandy explained that in this market you have to prepare your house for sale to get the highest price.

We agreed to stage our house, have a home inspection and a pest inspection, paint some rooms and clean everything. It took us 2 weeks to prepare and Sandy was there to help and advice all along. Then she told me it would be on the market for 2 weeks before we would look at any offers. We had 2 weekends of open houses and 2 broker tours. Several people wanted to make offers right away and we ended up getting 5 offers and close with the one that was 9.3% over that list price that Sandy recommended. At first I even thought Sandy had priced the home too low! Hope you listen to Sandy when she recommends a price that will cause your home to have multiple offers. She has the indignity to set the price right at the beginning and then stand up for that price until you have multiple offers. We only had to show it for 2 weeks and we just sent our self on vacation. Sandy really knows the market and how to get the highest price!”

Nancy & Jessie Stokes, Client

“I have worked with many realtors before I meet Sandy and made an offer on a million dollar home.

I am very demanding and I have seen Sandy work diligently with the utmost integrity to the point that no one could compare.”

Tim Jones, Client

"Sandy represented us in the purchase of a property from a trustee estate.

It was a complicated process but she guided us through it smoothly and kept all the parties together through the purchase and sale negotiations and legal obstacles until we arrived at a close where all parties were satisfied with the final closing."

Robert Tomlin, Client

"Sandy is an excellent Realtor with wonderful communication and negotiation skills that benefit her clients immensely.

I have had the pleasure of seeing the results of her caring for her clients and her transactions. It is always a pleasure working with Sandy and seeing the positive results for her clients. "

Monica Bowman, Colleague

"Sandy has an incredible ability to respond to her clients wants, needs, and expectations to determine the right home and find it while avoiding the 'others'.

I would absolutely recommend Sandy for anyone looking for a home in the Santa Cruz area."

Avery Sullivan, Client

"Hi my name is Chelsea.

I bought a duplex in the Sea bright neighborhood I am living one and rent the other, smart way to pay the mortgage! Sandy is an exceptional real estate professional who goes the extra mile to serve her clients. When we bought a home in Santa Cruz we were very glad to have her expert help. You can feel confident that your expectations will be met and exceeded with Sandy!"

Chelsea, Client

“I thought that Sandy had set the price too high, but she took the listing and sold the house in one week-end.

She could have waited for one her buyers to come to the table, but she knew that I needed a fast full price offer, so she marketed the house to the top agents, just like she said she would. We had our cash in 30 days.”

Sandy Delaurentiis, Client

"Sandy is a one of a kind.

She has worked with us on a relocate from the Midwest and is a virtual fount of local information as well as being THE real estate maven for Monterey Bay. Thank you Sandy, for everything!"

David Adams, Client

"Sandy came to our rescue when we lost our rental and decided to delve into the CA housing market for the first time.

She was thorough, responsive, and guided us through the process with every step involved. When and if we decide to sell or buy in the future, Sandy will definitely be the one we consult."

Julie Lattin, Client

"Sandy was extremely and utterly helpful in our process of both selling and buying a house.

I felt she was completely honest, trustworthy, and always looking out for our best interests. Two years later, we LOVE our home, and Sandy is the first person I would call for anything regarding real estate."

Nadine Schaeffer, Client

"Sandy is wonderful.

She is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She has a great attitude and is a delight to work with. I absolutely recommend her if you are buying or selling a home!"

Sharon Avery, Client

“Sandy Wallace is phenomenal!

She has tremendous energy and a positive outlook. She was there for me every step of the way during a difficult negotiation. I always knew what was happening which helped give me confidence that things would work out. And, they did! Thanks Sandy!”

Kathleen Middleton, Client

"It was my dream to have a beach home in Santa Cruz!

I was on Sandy's, web site and she was sending me listings for a long time before we went to look at homes. I knew when I first meet Sandy that she had so much to offer in experience of how to buy the home you really want. I felt that she was going to take special care of me. I was already working with my bank in the bay area, when Sandy recommended that I use a local lender. She warned me that the BANK would make changes at the last minute and it would be difficult to close on time. The BANK was difficult and wanted a second appraisal at the last minute. That delayed the closing. I had no idea that this process had to be so hard. I was so glad to have Sandy working for me. She was always focused on my dream of owning a beach home and it was a HAPPY ENDING. Sandy made sure I got this home and closed with a good interest rate and good terms. She handled every detail for me.

Linda Wehrmeister, Client
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"Sandy came to our rescue when we lost our rental in San Jose. Sandy has great negotiating skills and connections with lenders, inspectors and the other realtors that makes the difference. We won the bidding ... more "
by clattin7
"Sandy came to our rescue when we lost our rental and decided to delve into the CA housing market for the first time. She was thorough, responsive, and guided us through the process with every step involved. ... more "
by jklattin
"Sandy is very knowledgeable of Santa Cruz area rear estate. She helped us a lot. She helped us to find a house we wanted. And she helped us after the purchase to find contractors, lenders, paperwork, ... more "
by Rokas

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