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Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Whitethorn, CA.
I have worked with Bill and Julia making offers on numerous residential properties in the cove as well as two purchases in the last 2 ½ years. Amongst their many outstanding attributes, most refreshing are their near instantaneous responses to my inquiries and constant updating throughout each real estate pursuit. If you’re looking for a team who puts your needs as the prime directive and a team that says what they mean and does what they say, Bill and Julia will exceed your expectations.
Julia George, the broker and agent, that handled the sale of my property was above and beyond any real estate agent I have ever dealt with in both her professionalism and her empathy during what, I believe, is always a stressful time. She was insightful, giving me what I considered very wise and well informed and thought out advice. She was kind, prompt, considerate and extremely knowledgable about Shelter Cove. I would unhesitatingly recommend her to anyone thinking of listing or buying property in Shelter Cove.
Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $325K in Whitethorn, CA.
Had a great experience buying our home in Shelter Cove. Julia kept on top of everything and helped with all of the details which was extremely helpful due to the fact that we did not live in the immediate area. Knowledge of the area is excellent and works very well with the other professionals (agents, inspectors, appraisers, etc.). Very highly recommended.
We stopped overnight in Shelter Cove in October 2007, and instantly fell in love with the area, so on our way out of town the next day, we decided to stop in at Black Sands Realty to make some inquiries, and as we walked in the door, we immediately knew we had come to the right place. Bill and Julia were welcoming, friendly and helpful, and spent a generous amount of time sharing their knowledge and experience, and listening to our requirements. They then drove us around the area to give us a taste of what was on offer - not only that first day, but on mulitple return trips as we narrowed down our options. Our experience working with these consumate professionals was outstanding in every aspect - from the time we walked in their door, to us taking occupancy of our home after it was built 3 years later . I highly recommend Julia and Bill’s services, and they would be my realtors of choice should I ever decide to sell, or purchase property in the future.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Whitethorn, CA.
My wife and I wanted to look at a home that we had seen on the internet, so we called Black Sands Realty in Shelter Cove. We were expecting the usual cliché salesman style sales pitch, but we were pleasantly surprised.
When we first met Bill and Julia we sat in their office for an hour answering all of our questions about Shelter Cove with no sales pitch at all. They knew the Cove history, the best places to eat, the best dog walking areas, the most accessible beaches and fishing tips. Bill drove us around the Cove to show us various homes and lots, and we found the perfect place in a quiet neighborhood with a peek a boo ocean view. It turned out that the home was foreclosed upon and the bank was not in a hurry to sell. Bill advised we be assertive and make an offer, which we did. Within a few weeks the bank counter offered and we settled on a price and purchased the home.
When we decided to buy the empty lot behind our new home Bill and Julia assisted in the negotiations and helped us acquire the lot for 2/3 of the asking price. Since making these purchases we have frequently e-mailed them asking questions unrelated to real estate, and they have always answered and made us feel like neighbors. When we purchase in the Cove again, we will not hesitate to call Bill and Julia.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Whitethorn, CA.
Julia was very competent in assisting us with the sale of our lot. Her knowledge of the resort area of Shelter Cove, CA and her energy is amazing. We not only would recommend Julia and Black Sands Realty but we would hire her again without hesitation.
We first laid our eyes on Shelter Cove during the summer of 2011. Bill and Julia from Blacksands Realty were the first people we met in the Cove. They were not your typical salespeople. They helped us through all of the hurdles of purchasing a home that had been foreclosed upon, including the negotiations with our bank in order to secure the loan. We were homeowners in Shelter Cove within six months of meeting Bill and Julia, although the company who owned the home at this point was not very interested in selling it and unresponsive at times. They also helped us with the purchase of a lot for a very reasonable price behind our new home. They were always kind, helpful and very professional throughout both purchases. We look forward to working with them again in the future.