Corrine Oakes approached my husband and me almost fifteen years ago regarding some property we owned. She helped us not only to sell that property but to find a replacement in a highly desirable area during a very competitive and difficult buyers' market. Her local knowledge is a big plus. She is persistent but not pushy, patient, and well-versed in current real estate trends, documentation, and lending aspects. I have referred her to friends and relatives and she has always come through. If I were buying or selling a home in this market, she would be at the top of my contact list. Despite some title complications with our recent purchase of a local property, Corrine stuck with the deal, and worked with the seller's realtor, the lender and most importantly, the title company to make sure our deal went through. Corrine showed professionalism and used her expertise to smooth issues out throughout the escrow. She deserves much of the credit for our successful close.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Vallejo, CA.
Corrine was wonderful in guiding us through the sale of our home of 35 years. Her knowledge of the market was a defiant plus for our situation. Corrine is personable and the same time very professional in all aspects. She took time with our questions and concerns and made us comfortable. We would recommend her to anyone.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Vallejo, CA.
I meet Corrine Oakes about 3 years ago. As my wife and I were thinking what to do with our home in Vallejo. We had or were moving to Oregon. Corrine was interested in what was best for us first before making a sale. Corrine told me the price she felt at the time I may get for the house. Along with the positive things and negative things about the home and what I could do to improve it's value. Corrine told me about the market at that time and suggested the following.. I could sell now during a low market for my type of home. Or wait and the market should improve sometime but may still get even lower for awhile. Corrine suggested I could rent the house if we wanted and wait. Corrine said rents were up even though prices were down. Corrine recomended a property management company and we rented the house out. The property management company did a great job. We rented and the market went lower then rebounded sharply over about 2 years... I called Corrine and asked her what she thought? The market was really good for our house and we told Corrine to sell. I asked Corrine to handle everything. She did the selling about as professional as you can get. Corrine worked with the property management company and quickly got the house ready to sell..The house was listed on a Monday sold on the following day for well over the listing and about 35% over what the house was worth 2 years earlier. In our opinion Corrine is the best because she cares about people and what is best for them.
Corrine sincerely is an expert in her field!
Mike and Sue
It took us 18 months to find a home in a particular neighborhood in Benicia. Our frustration caused us to approach multiple agents over that time, hoping to find an in-house listing. Corrine helped us write an offer on one particular home on which ultimately we were outbid, but I was impressed by her professionalism and attentiveness to our needs. She and her husband are definitely two of the better agents in town and I recommend meeting with them before choosing an agent to work with.
Our experience with Ms. Oakes was not very positive. We scheduled a meeting with her at her office to go view some properties but when we arrived for our meeting she was not there and co-worker seemed surprised to see us. Her co-worker called her and told us she'd arrive shortly. It turns out she was out playing golf and had forgotten all about our meeting. That didn't bode well.
When she finally arrived she didn't have any of her paperwork ready and had to print out all the information she said she'd already gathered.
After that we went out to look at the properties and she didn't seem to know where any of them were. Benicia is not a large city and we were very new to the area and we already had a better idea of where places were.
Needless to say, we were unimpressed with Ms. Oakes and her disinterested attitude toward us. We would not recommend her to anyone.
Response from Corrine on 06/01/2013
I remember this couple very well, active duty air force. Very nice, were on their way to Disneyland that weekend. I understand their frustration. Definately not my finest hour, as I had the appointment on a different day, and so was not prepared. Glad to know they have found a home to purchase, they are an asset to our community.
Corrine is by far one of the best realtors you could possibly work with. She is patient, knowledgable, sharp, and creative. Not only can she practically help you through the 'normal' buying and selling process practically in her sleep, she is well-qualified to help in the stickiest of situations that many buyers and sellers now face. She provides options, helps you think through the pros and cons of each one, and then calmly assists through the process. We've now bought 2 homes with Corrine's assistance and I can't name a thing I'd change. Both experiences have been stress-free and positive. You won't go wrong with Corrine.
Corrine is an outstanding agent. She has excellent listening skills and did an outstanding job selling our house. She returns missed calls in a timely manner and has a great attitude. We will definitely have her represent us again in the future.