Client Real Estate Testimonials- Home Purchase

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Buying a property is a big decision.  It is important to have someone knowledgeable that you can trust to help guide you through, to make the right purchases in the right neighborhood.  Listening to you, I can help you focus your efforts and negotiate the best deal for YOU!

Sasha has been the most refreshing professional person that I have worked with in a long time. She was  unbelievable and always way above and beyond the call of duty.   We were amazed and impressed with the team Sasha put together for us. Everyone she recommended to us, where the best I have ever worked with. I thought it would be a nightmare, due to the distance, but Sasha was there for us in our absence and facilitated the whole deal without us even needing to make a return trip!    We feel absolutely fortunate that she was on our team.  We live in Napa Valley . The process seemed difficult, As it turned out, we knew that we wanted to purchase the property right after we walked through it, told Sasha and then she did the rest.  Furthermore, she put us in touch with all the other entities we needed to complete the transaction and since she had excellent working relationships with them, things were seamless as well.  The best way to describe working with Sasha is seamless and painless, she has your back and works for you and you can trust her to take care of things on your behalf, regardless of where you live.
The other thing is, she and her collective team (Home inspection, Mortgage, Inspection agencies,…) put our deal together – from start to close – in just over 4 weeks.  Hence, if Sasha did not have her stuff together, be organized, and be the credible and incredible person she is, the deal would not have gone through with the expedience that we experienced. We have purchased several homes in our days and get better at it each time….possibly because we get better at choosing the best person for the job, or  maybe we are just lucky. ” – Wolf and Doris von Reitzenstein, 2015

“My wife and I recently bought a home in the Tahoe North Shore area. Because there were essentially four buyers it could have been a very difficult endeavor. Sasha quickly learned each individual’s requirements and desires, and then screened properties to ensure that our time in looking at houses was well spent. (This was particularly important because we all had to travel a considerable distance to see the properties). At all times she was honest, patient, cheerful and informative. She also proved to be a very effective negotiator. Her follow-up in offering assistance after the purchase has been most appreciated. The term “concierge” certainly applies to her.” – Bob & Maureen, 2015

“We recently purchased our dream house at Tahoe with the help of Sasha Spiegel.  The search and the purchase transaction were more than unusually complicated given there were multiple families involved in the purchase.  Sasha worked with us with great patience and guided us toward a house that we could all fall in love with.  She learned what we would like and not like and gave advice that we could rely on.  When we found the perfect place, Sasha was outstanding in her negotiation of the deal and surprised us with an agreed upon price that was below what we had authorized her to offer.  Throughout the inspections and further negotiations, Sasha was our ever diligent agent and made sure that we were well represented.  Above and beyond the real estate service has been her help in finding furniture, service providers, contractors, etc.  When you are not familiar with what help is available, it is invaluable to have someone with Sasha’s knowledge and skills.  It was a pleasure to work with her and we highly recommend her.” – Robert & Laura, 2015

“As absentee sellers, it was essential our agent do more than find a buyer. Sasha arranged staging which placed our property in the best light, retained local workmen to complete all necessary inspections and repairs, and negotiated the inevitable “crisis moments” skillfully. Sasha’s communications were frequent and her advice candid and trustworthy. Highly recommend this professional agent!”  – Wade & Kathy, 2015

“Thank you Sasha for assisting us in making our Tahoe cabin dream a reality! You recognized our needs and wants early in our property viewing and adhered to those expectations throughout. We had initial concerns with you representing both the seller and the buyer, but feel you have done all you could to satisfy both parties, and in a fair and equitable conclusion to what we feel is a fabulous deal. It has been a pleasure working with you and thank you for your determination and dedication in our search. We look forward to having you over when we host our first family get together on Whitehall Ave. With love, Jerry and Susan.” – Jerry & Susan, 2015

“Smart, high energy, enthusiastic, detail oriented, knowledgeable, a person of her word and always follows up. There are adjectives that describe Sasha. Our meeting Sasha was not planned but happened by accident. We were not actively looking for property in the Tahoe area and we did not have a broker. One weekend, we found a place of interest and inquired casually via Trulia. Sasha was to first to call us back. She was willing to meet us almost immediately (in the snow) and after meeting with her and touring a property, we left hoping that she could take us on as a client. Sasha is proactive, communicative and engaging.  She offered really great advice and suggestions on areas we were considering. She kept us updated via phone, text and email.  She is a tough negotiator and helped make the entire process easy and fun for us.Even after we closed, she continued to assist us with moving items and providing contacts in the area. We are so pleased to have made the connection with Sasha, and we recommend her to anyone else looking for property in the area.”  –  Joan and Greg, 2014.

“Sasha has the insight and intel to help you land in your Tahoe dream home. After a few phone conversations she started adding properties in neighborhoods that we weren’t interested in. She told us that she thought the houses here might fit our style best. Low and behold, we’ve landed in our dream home in the area she suggested!  Then the actual purchase process came during a highly competitive market time. She processed it all without any stress on our end, and closed the deal. Highly recommended.” – Pete & Dyana, 2014

“Our first home purchase was a vacation home in Truckee and after a few phone calls with Sasha, we knew she was the agent we wanted to work with. She was very knowledgeable of the area, asked us all the right questions and showed us properties that fit our criteria. After making an offer, Sasha and her team (as well as those that she referred) were in-sync, well coordinated and made our first home-buying experience an excellent one. I was saying to a friend the other day that there is not a single thing I would’ve changed about the entire process nor was there anything Sasha could have done differently to make this purchase smoother. Big thanks to her and her team and we will definitely be working with her again.” – Mike & Alexis, 2014

“I first spoke to Sasha on the phone. She talked to me for quite a while, asking me what my husband and I were looking for in a second home near Lake Tahoe. I felt comfortable with her right away. Sasha consistently stayed in touch with information about homes that we might like. We found her to be very informed about the area, and if she didn’t know the answer to our question, she always found out. During negotiations Sasha worked hard to get us the best deal for the house we wanted. Once we were in escrow and new information came to our attention about the house we were purchasing, she continued to negotiate, making sure we got a fair price, and she made sure we closed escrow on time! Not only is she a great Realtor, she has a great personality, and it was always a pleasure to work with her.” – Gina & Jeff, 2014

“As an experienced real estate agent in Santa Rosa, California, I am more than happy to have found Sasha Spiegel to help a longtime client of mine find a second home in the Lake Tahoe area. Sasha was extremely professional in all aspects of the purchase and stayed in close touch with me throughout. The quality of Sasha’s communication, knowledge, sunny personality and overall effectiveness was well beyond what I had expected to find. Sasha Spiegel is the only agent in the Lake Tahoe area that I will use for any future business transactions. I and my clients could not have been happier.” – David, 2014

“Sasha made the entire process of our purchasing a boat slip both enjoyable and successful. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable. She always accommodated her time to our schedule, and guided us through every step of the search and purchase process with ease and extreme competency. I would highly recommend her services to anyone wishing to purchase any property in the Lake Tahoe area! “- Myra & Albert, 2014

“Sasha pays attention and cares about the needs of her clients….we have worked with her for many years and highly recommend her!” – Jim, 2014. Tahoe City, CA

“Our team has worked with Sasha for years. She is a true professional. She is great at negotiating deals and listening very intently for what her buyers and sellers need and want from a transaction.
She really cares about her clients. She is great on both the seller end and buyers end.  I would not hesitate to recommend her and have done so with great results. She recently sold my neighbors home and they were very happy with her.” -Katie R., 2014. Truckee, CA

“We really appreciated Sasha’s thoughtfulness, humor, and persistence in helping us. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to purchase a home in the Tahoe area. And her expertise and honesty was the only guidepost we had besides our gut. Thanks again.” -Susan, 2013

“Sasha Spiegel is an outstanding realtor! She represented me in a complicated transaction that required extensive interface with multiple parties, and developing a very creative approach. The result is all parties were satisfied, and I acquired the desired property at a cost lower than I could have expected. I would recommend her to anyone buying or selling property in the Tahoe area.” – George, 2013

“Sasha assisted us with a recent home purchase on the West shore. Knowing little about Tahoe before starting the process, we really used Sasha’s expertise from start to finish — from understanding which areas would best suit our family all the way through identifying the perfect home and closing. In all aspects, Sasha was a real pleasure to work with. Her knowledge of Tahoe is excellent, we found her to be entirely honest and truly professional — often going above and beyond our expectations to make what can be a stressful process as efficient and pleasurable as possible. Even after closing Sasha has still been there to help us get established in the community. I would highly recommend anyone to use Sasha’s services.” -Ben, 2013

“Sasha’s knowledge of the Tahoe market is very thorough and intuitive.   She gave great insight to the type of place that would fit my family now, as well as something we could grow into five or ten years down the road.   She also gave excellent recommendations for property management companies, as well as consultants/contractors for an upcoming remodel.   She is certainly well integrated into the local community.   Sasha is also the epitome of keeping things running nice and smooth behind the scenes, and always going the extra mile for her clients.” Paul, 2013

“My girlfriend and I just completed the purchase of our first home with the help of Sasha. We started the search with another agent who was recommended to us but didn’t feel we were getting much help so we switched to Sasha. We were lucky to have done this. There is definitely a difference between real estate agents and I can’t imagine someone being better at the profession than Sasha. I think she really loves what she does and that combined with her knowledge, contacts, etc. makes her unbeatable. She’s extremely good at negotiating and got us everything we hoped for and more. She is also very proactive through the whole process. Whenever one of the inevitable hurdles came up, she was immediately all over it. She did many things for us that were well beyond the scope of an agents customary duties. She’s a pretty cool lady who has a no- nonsense personality. She helps you figure out what you want and then efficiently makes it happen. I’m a pretty demanding person and she not only met, but exceeded all my expectations. We will definitely use her again in the future.”- David, 2013

“Sasha was invaluable in helping us purchase our new home in Tahoe. She was extremely knowledgeable about the north Lake Tahoe area, addressed all of the inevitable problems that arose throughout the buying process, and was a passionate advocate for us with the seller, builder, and the host of other real estate professionals who are involved in a complex real estate transaction. We were so fortunate to find her.” M. Servis, 2013

“Sasha was truly a pleasure to work with. She was very attentive to all of our needs and made sure that we got exactly what we wanted. She was able to get us a beautiful house that we were really excited about and saved us lots of money along the way. Sasha has been working in the Tahoe area for a long time and is very knowledgeable about the real estate business. Not only is she an amazing realtor but she is a very thoughtful individual as well. When we arrived to our new house, she left us a welcome basket with all the essentials and even had a gorgeous sign made for our house. She went above and beyond and made the buying of our first house a truly special event. I would highly recommend her if you are looking for a house in the Tahoe area. She is great!”- M. Walker, 2013

“Sasha is an amazing relator. This being our first house, she worked with us and helped us through the process. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods and what was important to us was spot on. After the seller accepted our bid, Sasha was able to negotiate the price down to a considerable amount. She’s great; my wife and I could not ask for a better person to help us find the house of our dreams.” -T. Walker, 2013

“Sasha is an all-star Realtor! Smart, great energy with a get-it-done kind of attitude. We were delighted with our purchase process. I highly recommend her for anyone looking to partner on their real estate purchase in the Tahoe area.” -J. Reidy, 2011

 “Sasha has the experience and work ethic to get the job done. She is a professional of the highest integrity. I have used her as a real estate resource on several occasions and the people she has recommended have come through beautifully. Most recently we were having difficulty with a mortgage broker. Sasha recommended her broker, and the deal and a subsequent refinance went through seamlessly. When you hire Sasha you get her AND you get her network of well-tested and proven professionals to help you along the way.” -W. Figen, 2012

“Sasha is passionate about real estate and whether representing a Buyer or Seller , she works extremely hard to meet her clients objectives while providing professional real estate principles and practices.” –M. Lombardi, 2013

 “Sasha helped us find the perfect vacation condo in the Tahoe area. We found her to be very personable, diligent, responsive, flexible, and patient. She’s also clearly experienced in her trade — strong on both the analytical side and the softer side of real estate — and is a great consultant and asset to anyone looking for a second home.” -J. Spitulnik, 2012

“Sasha acted as a buyer agent for us, and she helped us find the perfect vacation property in Tahoe to suit our budget and needs. Sasha found the candidate properties, evaluated their advantages and disadvantages, and informed us of potential pitfalls, as well as providing insight into how our needs might change over time. She organized the house viewings in a very efficient way, to maximize the time we had. She took care of all the details of escrow, and provided valuable feedback on repairs and improvements, as well as recommending various other professionals for us to work with.” -Client, 2012

“The process was efficient and pleasant. Sasha’s  excellent knowledge of the market, years of experience and extensive use of online tools (from automated reports of properties coming on the market to a regular blog she keeps on her website) made the process very efficient for us, though we were remote most of the time. Sasha was extremely flexible with her schedule and very efficient in sorting out very quickly what we wanted and what we really needed (as opposed to what we thought we needed). Her excellent negotiation skills allowed us to get the property we wanted for a very good price, and she navigated all the usual hiccups involved in a complex transaction with calm and ease. If you are looking for a no-nonsense real estate agent to help you close on a property that will best serve your needs, Sasha is the one!” -Ina, 2012

 “Sasha has been my real estate agent for six transactions. I have always found her to be knowledgeable, reliable, easy to communicate with and hard working. Sasha really knows the Tahoe real estate market and spends a great deal of time visiting newly listed properties and holding open houses. Because of this she has a real beat on what’s available and how to price properties appropriately. She is a good listener and is very good at matching clients up with the right home. I have always enjoyed working with Sasha and hope to do so again sometime in the future.” -S. Pipal, 2012

 “Sasha is not only an amazing and knowledgeable Realtor but someone I can also now call friend. I’ve been in the real estate business for 25 years and can tell you that she is top notch in what she does. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase in the Tahoe area.” -Christine Rocca, 2010

“Sasha was our agent for the recent purchase of our home in Lake Tahoe. She was extremely easy to work with, very knowledgeable, thorough, and always accessible. Her concierge service goes above and beyond the usual Realtor role and has remained an active part of our lives in Tahoe.” –Ceclia Quezada,  Mill Valley, CA

“We met Sasha approximately two years ago when we began a search for a second home in Tahoe. Initially we were just putting our toes in the water but she kept in touch with us for the last two years and recently found us a home that met all of our requirements. Not only did Sasha act as our agent but she went well above the call of duty. She has helped us find contractors, movers, coordinated inspections and provided valuable local insight and advice. You will be in great trusting hands with Sasha.” –Michael Weir Marin County CA

“Sasha was fantastic all-around! She’s not only smart and has insider knowledge, but it delightful to work with. Plus, she truly goes “beyond the sale,” and has been a tremendous resource to use well-after the purchase. I will (and already have) recommended her to friends. –Jen Reidy Marin County, CA

“Sasha’s knowledge of the Truckee/Tahoe area has been a Godsend over the years. She was so incredibly helpful when we were searching for a second home in Truckee 8 years ago and she remains a dependable resource to this day. I would highly recommend Sasha to everyone looking for an agent. –Robin Lyons, San Jose, CA

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Sasha Spiegel on several residential real estate investment projects in our Lake Tahoe area (for both buying and selling). These projects have included properties ranging from small homes to much larger, nicer ones. In every case, Sasha demonstrated her expert knowledge of the market, was very timely and responsive… and effectively managed the process from start to finish. I’d definitely like to work with Sasha again.” -Mark Johnson, Tahoe City, CA

“Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $550k in Carnelian Bay, CA. Not only did Sasha do an excellent job during the real estate transaction, but she has continued to provide assistance long after the transaction was over. She is very knowledgeable and thorough and consistently on top of the details of the transaction.” –Janice Rosner, Grass Valley, CA