WASHINGTON (September 28, 2016) — Over the last 17 years, the Good Neighbor Awards have recognized Realtors® who dedicate countless volunteer hours to help others. The five individuals named as this year's REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Award winners serve as an example of how Realtors® build and strengthen communities.
The 2016 Good Neighbor Award winners are: Cindy Barrett, Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, South Carolina, co-founder of Christmas In Action; Susan Gruen Helsinger, Douglas Elliman... Read More
WASHINGTON (September 27, 2016) – When H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” was signed into law earlier this year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development was given notice that they had 90 days to weigh in on regulations related to Federal Housing Administration financing for condominiums before changes automatically went into effect. These included... Read More
WASHINGTON (September 27, 2016) — Homeowners looking to tackle a remodeling project should head outside, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors® and National Association of Landscape Professionals. The 2016 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features shows that not only can outdoor remodeling projects add value to a home on resale, but they can also bring advantages to homeowners planning to stay in their homes in the form of increased happiness. ... Read More
I am so pleased with our experience. This short sale decision
was scary no doubt and both Robert and Elaine explained
everything clearly, went above and beyond. After speaking with
them I was actually excited that this could actually be a reality
and my life become easier and with much less stress.Christina O (2015)
Robert and Elaine Ramirez are the kind of people you want
when facing the stressful task of finding and purchasing a home, particularly in the Sonoma area. They acted as our advocates, mentors, business partners, and friends. No detail is too small for them to attend to, and no request from a client goes unanswered. They helped us locate and purchase exactly the home we dreamed of, even when the housing market in Petaluma made us feel as if the dream was unattainable.Leslie S & Annie S (2015) also reviewed on Yelp
Professionalism, integrity, experience. These are the qualities one wants when buying or selling a house in the agents who represent you and these were the qualities my wife and I were looking for when we wanted to put our house in Windsor on the market. Having known Robert and Elaine for many years, I knew I could count on all these and more in guiding us through the process: getting the house ready for sale, listing and attaining a fair price, navigating the legal niceties, and leaving both buyer and seller satisfied with the outcome. They have the resources, knowledge and sensitivity to your needs to enable you to sell (or buy) anything from a fixer to a high end unit.
And, as a bonus, they are a pleasure to work with.
Gene M., Penngrove (2014)
Having the good fortune of calling Elaine and Robert Ramirez my friends for many years, I have witnessed firsthand the professional manner in which they conduct business. When the time came to sell my Mother’s home of 53 years, there wasn't any question as to who we would turn to for help - Elaine and Robert.
Selling the family home can be an emotional experience and Elaine and Robert were sensitive and caring to this fact, treating my Mother as if she were a member of their family. Speaking in laymen's terms, they answered all of of her questions and were just a phone call away whenever needed. Offering sage advice on staging and marketing, the home sold quickly and the transaction went smoothly without any bumps in the road.
The quick sale left us with a serious problem…finding a replacement property. In the current market, given the limited inventory, we were struggling to find a property that we truly wanted to live in, not just settle for. Looking throughout Sonoma County as well as outlying counties we hit a brick wall. We found the area we wanted to move to but there wasn’t anything on the market that fit our needs, and most importantly, our wants. Resigned to the fact that we would need to rent until the perfect property came along, Elaine and Robert had other plans. They drafted a letter advising they had “cash buyers” who were interested in purchasing within a defined property area. To our delight and amazement they received a number of responses from owners who were interested in selling. One property was a perfect match and once again, Elaine and Robert guided us through a real estate transaction that went smoothly and escrow closed quickly. Our new home is more than we could have hoped for - newer with high-end features and upgrades, it is absolutely perfect!
If you are considering selling or purchasing real estate Elaine and Robert Ramirez are the go to professionals…I would not consider working with anyone else and would give them a “gold star” rating.
Thank you Elaine and Robert for all of your kindness and professional service…you are the best!Eileen & Maryann S., Cloverdale (2014)
Authentic. Elaine, Robert and their assistant Debbie are each knowledgeable in his or her own way, but what they share is authenticity. We have worked with them since 1995 when we bought our first home, and at the time they were working for the seller. We found their sincerity and integrity surpassed any other realtors we'd met and three moves later--we still do. Robert will not let a rug go unturned or a contract detail go unnoticed. Elaine will calmly talk you through the most agonizing parts of preparing to move and sell. And Debbie's upbeat attitude and sense of humor are only surpassed by her efficiency and thoroughness with paperwork and scheduling. Together they are a Dream Team!Don & Lynette W., Santa Rosa (2013)